Contemporary History 1945- Products

  • The Economic Development of Europe's Regions

    A Quantitative History Since 1900

    Edited by Nikolaus Wolf, Joan Ramon Rosés

    The book is the first quantitative description of Europe’s economic development at a regional level over the entire 20th century. Based on a new and comprehensive set of data, this book brings together a group of leading economic historians in order to describe and analyze the development of…

    Hardback – 2017-06-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Explorations in Economic History

  • Reducing Bodies

    Mass Culture and the Female Figure in Postwar America

    By Elizabeth Matelski

    Ideal Bodies, Fat Bodies: Reshaping Postwar America explores the ways in which women in the years following World War II refashioned their bodies – through reducing diets, exercise, and plastic surgery – and asks what insights these changing beauty standards can offer into gender dynamics in…

    Paperback – 2017-05-29 
    Routledge

  • Three Mile Island

    The Meltdown Crisis and Nuclear Power in American Culture

    By Grace Halden

    Three Mile Island explains the far-reaching consequences of the partial meltdown of Pennsylvania’s Three Mile Island Power on March 28, 1979. Though the disaster was ultimately contained, the fears it triggered had an immediate and lasting impact on public attitudes towards nuclear energy in the…

    Paperback – 2017-05-25 
    Routledge
    Critical Moments in American History

  • Britain, America, and the Special Relationship since 1941

    By Brian McKercher

    Britain, America and the Special Relationship since 1941 examines the Anglo-American strategic and military relationship that developed during the Second World War and continued until recent years. Forged on a common ground of social, cultural, and ideological values as well as political expediency…

    Paperback – 2017-05-19 
    Routledge
    Seminar Studies

  • Environmental History of Modern Migrations

    Edited by Marco Armiero, Richard Tucker

    In the age of climate change, the possibility that dramatic environmental transformations might cause the dislocation of millions of people has become not only a matter for scientific speculations or science-fiction narratives, but the object of strategic plans and military analysis. Environmental…

    Hardback – 2017-05-16 
    Routledge
    Routledge Environmental Humanities

  • War and Diplomacy in East and West

    A Biography of Józef Retinger

    By M. B. B. Biskupski

    The New York Times said of Józef Hieronim Retinger that he was on intimate terms with most leading statesmen of the Western World, including presidents of the United States. He has been repeatedly acknowledged as one of the principle architects of the movement for European unity after the Second…

    Hardback – 2017-05-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Modern History

  • Creating Modern Athens

    A Capital between East and West

    By Denis Roubien

    Athens is a well-known destination for those interested in discovering the birthplace of Western civilization. Its ancient monuments have been the model for innumerable buildings and works of art all over the Western World. However, the reality of modern Athens is much more complicated: the ancient…

    Hardback – 2017-05-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Focus on Urban Studies

  • Americans Experience Russia

    Encountering the Enigma, 1917 to the Present

    Edited by Choi Chatterjee, Beth Holmgren

    Americans Experience Russia analyzes how American scholars, journalists, and artists envisioned, experienced, and interpreted Russia/the Soviet Union over the last century. While many histories of diplomatic, economic, and intellectual connections between the United States and the Soviet Union can…

    Paperback – 2017-05-07 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Cultural History

  • The Cold War 1949–2016

    3rd Edition

    By Martin McCauley

    Covering the development of the Cold War from the mid-twentieth century to the present day, The Cold War 1949–2016 explores the struggle for world domination that took place between the United States and the Soviet Union following the Second World War. The conflict between these two superpowers…

    Paperback – 2017-05-03 
    Routledge
    Seminar Studies

  • Mao

    2nd Edition

    By Michael Lynch

    Michael Lynch’s second edition of Mao examines the life of this controversial figure. Opening with a detailed chronology, it delves into Mao’s younger years and tracks his gradual rise to power, with a chapter dedicated to the cult status that surrounded him. Through a wealth of primary and…

    Paperback – 2017-05-02 
    Routledge
    Routledge Historical Biographies

  • Title IX

    The Thirty-Seven Words that Changed America

    By Elizabeth Kaufer Busch, William Thro

    This book examines the passage and impact of Title IX up to the present day. The 1972 law requiring gender equity in educational programs receiving federal funding has had a transformative effect on American education. Elizabeth Kaufer Busch and William Thro evaluate the ways in which the…

    Paperback – 2017-05-01 
    Routledge
    Critical Moments in American History

  • Charlie Chaplin

    A Political Biography from Victorian Britain to Modern America

    By Richard Carr

    Richard Carr’s Charlie Chaplin places politics at the centre of the filmmaker’s life as it looks beyond Chaplin’s role as a comedic figure to his constant political engagement both on and off the screen. Drawing from a wealth of archival sources from across the globe, Carr provides an in-depth…

    Paperback – 2017-04-20 
    Routledge
    Routledge Historical Biographies

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