World History

Front cover of The Great Manchurian Plague of 1910-1911 by William C Summers
The Great Manchurian Plague of 1910-1911 - William C Summers

The Great Manchurian Plague of 1910-1911 by William C Summers is a fascinating case history, which relates how this plague killed as many as 60,000 people in less than a year, and uses the analysis to examine the actions and interactions of the multinational doctors, politicians, and ordinary residents who responded to it. Summers covers the complex political and economic background of early twentieth-century Manchuria and then moves on to the plague itself, addressing the various contested stories of the plague's origins, development, and ecological ties.

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Front cover of Exorcising Hitler by Frederick Taylor
Exorcising Hitler - Frederick Taylor

Exorcising Hitler by Frederick Taylor tells the story of Germany's year zero and what came after. Not since the end of the Roman Empire, almost fifteen hundred years earlier, is there a parallel, in Europe at least, to the fall of the German nation in 1945. Industrious and inventive, home over centuries to a disproportionate number of western civilisation's greatest thinkers, writers, scientists and musicians, Germany had entered the twentieth century united, prosperous, and strong, admired by almost all humanity for its remarkable achievements.

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Front cover of Empire of Secrets by Calder Walton
Empire of Secrets - Calder Walton

Empire of Secrets by Calder Walton reveals how Britain contributed largely silently yet stunningly effectively to the Cold War effort, their victories as invisible to the larger world as their defeats. Mining recently declassified intelligence records, Walton uncovers this missing link in Britain's post-war history. He sheds new light on everything from violent counterinsurgencies fought by British forces in the jungles of Malaya and Kenya, to urban warfare campaigns conducted in Palestine and the Arabian Peninsula.

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Front cover of Dark Alliance by Gary Webb
Dark Alliance - Gary Webb

Dark Alliance by Gary Webb is a shocking true story. "In August 1996, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Gary Webb stunned the world with a series of articles in the San Jose Mercury News reporting the results of his year-long investigation into the roots of the crack cocaine epidemic in America, specifically in Los Angeles. The series, titled "Dark Alliance," revealed that for the better part of a decade, a Bay Area drug ring sold tons of cocaine to Los Angeles street gangs and funnelled millions in drug profits to the CIA-backed Nicaraguan Contras.

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Front cover of Our Supreme Task by Philip White
Our Supreme Task - Philip White

Our Supreme Task by Philip White is a detailed yet eminently readable account of Churchill's famous speech. In 1946, in the midst of global turmoil and after being voted out of office, Winston Churchill made a trip to the unlikely venue of Fulton, Missouri, to deliver an address now known as the Iron Curtain Speech, which defined the dangers of totalitarian Communism. This is the story of that pivotal speech, the college president who made it happen, and the irrepressible man who delivered it.

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