The Bastard Brigade
The True Story of the Renegade Scientists and Spies Who Sabotaged the Nazi Atomic Bomb
While the Manhattan Project was racing to develop a nuclear bomb, its offshoot, the Alsos Mission, set about the equally important task of stopping the Nazis getting there first. This history recounts the efforts of the scientists and spies who were assembled to infiltrate the German scientific community, secure documents and detain key researchers, such as Werner Heisenberg and Frédéric Joliot-Curie.
How Mussolini Became Hitler's Publisher: The Secret History of the Italian Edition of Mein Kampf
Throwing new light on the evolution of Mussolini’s policies on racism and anti-Semitism, this study shows that the Italian dictator had agreed to publish Mein Kampf and was already contemplating the introduction of anti-Semitic laws in 1933.
Hitler's Island War
The Men Who Fought for Leros
Italy's surrender in September 1943 opened the opportunity for the Allies to take control of strategically important Greek islands. The British moved to strengthen the Italian garrison on Leros, only to lose it in one of the last significant Allied defeats of the war. Drawing on first-hand accounts, this book tells the story of the siege and battle, the daring escapes from the German invaders and the years of incarceration for those captured.
The Nazis, Capitalism, and the Working Class
While historians commonly explain the success of the Nazi party in terms of national prejudices or Hitler's charismatic demagoguery, this Marxist analysis demonstrates how, at the height of an economic crisis, it was the Nazis' commitment to annihilating the gains of working-class organizations that made their ideology attractive to the German ruling class. Gluckstein also analyses German working-class resistance, showing how the emergence of fascism did not go unchallenged.
The Second World War
A Military History
Former Army officer Gordon Corrigan focuses on the operational military history of the Second World War in this one-volume account. He examines the wider agendas of the warring nations as well as the personalities of key political leaders and assesses how these factors affected the military decision-making in all theatres of the war. Advancing fresh interpretations and strident views, the book questions many commonly held perceptions of the events of 1939–1945.
Inside the Radical Right: The Development
of Anti-Immigrant Parties in Western Europe
David Art examines the roles of leadership, activists and organization in the success or failure of the radical right parties, such as Le Pen's Front National, that have appeared throughout Western Europe in recent decades.