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A comprehensive and authoritative overview of EU theories, institutions, policies, and issues. The ideal starting point for all those wishing to understand the workings of this forever evolving subject.
Aesthete, sensualist, bookworm, politician of Machiavellian cunning: François Mitterrand was a man of exceptional gifts and exceptional flaws who, during his fourteen years as President, strove to drag his tradition-bound and change-averse country into the modern world.
This second volume of Philip Dwyer's outstanding biography sheds further fresh light on one of the great figures of modern history.
Werner Otto Muller-Hill served as a military judge in the Werhmacht during World War II. From March 1944 to the summer of 1945, he kept a diary, recording his impressions of what transpired around him as Germany hurtled into destruction.
Hitler's Furies is indelible proof that we have not known what we need to know about the role of women on the Nazi killing fields of the eastern front -- or about how it could have been hidden for seventy years.
A lively account of how a girl from East Germany rose to the highest echelons of European power which sheds light on the person behind the politician and her personal relations with international counterparts such as David Cameron, Barack Obama or Vladimir Putin, including her attitude towards the countries and cultures over which they rule.
From acclaimed biographer A. N. Wilson, Hitler is a short, sharp, gripping account of one of the twentieth century’s most notorious figures
Was it inevitable that France should become a republic? In this fascinating account of the period 1814-48, Munro Price attempts to answer this most difficult of questions.
Drawing on hitherto unpublished and revealing material from the archives in Paris and Washington, this thought-provoking account of a great European’s rejection of foreign domination has significant resonance for modern Britain, whose governments are subservient both to Washington and Brussels.
It is impossible to understand the history of modern Europe without some knowledge of the Weimar Republic. The brief fourteen-year period of democracy between the Treaty of Versailles and the advent of the Third Reich was marked by unstable government, economic crisis and hyperinflation and the rise of extremist political movements.
Adolf Hitler was an unlikely leader – fuelled by hate, incapable of forming normal human relationships, unwilling to debate political issues – and yet he commanded enormous support. So how was it possible that Hitler became such an attractive figure to millions of people?
From the turmoil and tragedy of the French Revolution to the rise and fall of the enigmatic figure of Napoleon Bonaparte, the history of France between 1789 and 1815 is one of the most enduringly fascinating - and widely-studied - periods of history.
The liberation of Paris was a momentous point in twentieth-century history, yet it is now largely forgotten outside France. Eleven Days in August is a pulsating hour-by-hour reconstruction of these tumultuous events that shaped the final phase of the war and the future of France, told with the pace of a thriller.
An attack on an immigrant waiter exposes prejudice in French society
Gallipoli is one of the most famous battles in history. Peter Hart combines his trademark eye for vivid personal stories with a strong narrative to bring a modern view of this military disaster to a popular audience.
German Europe delves into how the euro turned out to be very good for Germany, how Chancellor Angela Merkel became the informal Queen of Europe and the fundamental changes that have happened in the European landscape of power.
The disarmingly honest autobiography of Jacques Chirac - two time president of France and charismatic international statesman—as he discusses his life, world politics, George W. Bush, and current French president Nicolas Sarkozy.
In the early hours of 22 June 1941 units of the Wehrmacht began to pour into the Soviet Union. They were embarking on an undertaking long planned by Adolf Hitler. Since the 1920s National Socialist doctrine had largely been determined by an intense hatred and hostility towards not only the Jews but also towards Bolshevism.
This book examines the extraordinary evolution of Napoleon's character and the means by which at the age of thirty he became head of the most powerful country in Europe.
Documenting the rise and fall of Willy Brandt; Germany's first Social Democratic Chancellor.
A comprehensive, yet highly accessible, overview of politics in 21st Century Germany focusing on a series of the most important debates and issues in Germany today