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Major Works: Modern History 1750-1945

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Titles published by Routledge Major Works cover an abundance of literature on leading and influential figures, key concepts, topics and sub-disciplines across the social sciences, humanities, behavioural sciences and law.

New and Published Books

  1. Routledge Library Editions: World War II in Asia

    By Various

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: World War II in Asia

    The 4 volumes in this set, originally published between 1980 and 1983, bring to light and focus on the conflict between Japan and Australia and Japan and the USA. Timothy Hall’s volumes, richly illustrated with black & white photographs, used highly contentious documents as their sources and...

    Published May 26th 2015 by Routledge

  2. The War Against Japan, 1941-1945

    An Annotated Bibliography

    By John J. Sbrega

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: World War II in Asia

    With over 5,200 entries, this volume remains one of the most extensive annotated bibliographies on the USA’s fight against Japan in the Second World War. Including books, articles, and de-classified documents up to the end of 1987, the book is organized into six categories: Part 1 presents...

    Published May 26th 2015 by Routledge

  3. The Fall of Singapore 1942

    By Timothy Hall

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: World War II in Asia

    Singapore fell to the Japanese on 15 September 1942, but in 1941 Europeans on the island felt still untouched by war, lulled into security by the belief that Singapore was impregnable from the sea. However, the Planning Chief of Imperial Army Headquarters in Tokyo had realised a successful invasion...

    Published May 26th 2015 by Routledge

  4. New Guinea 1942-44

    By Timothy Hall

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: World War II in Asia

    Drawing on material that had only just been released when this book was originally published in 1981, this book provides a graphic account of the war which, to all intents and purposes, was fought on Australian soil against Australian people – a war which came to the very door of Australia itself....

    Published May 26th 2015 by Routledge

  5. Darwin 1942

    Australia's Darkest Hour

    By Timothy Hall

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: World War II in Asia

    On 19 February 1942 the Japanese air force bombed Darwin. Whilst this fact is well known, very few people know exactly what happened. Timothy Hall was the first writer to be given acess to all the official reports of the time and as a result he has been able to reveal exactly what happened on that...

    Published May 26th 2015 by Routledge

  6. Industrial Archaeology

    An Introduction

    By Kenneth Hudson

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Archaeology

    Industrial archaeology is the study of early industrial buildings and machinery, particularly of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. When this book was originally published in 1963, this was becoming a topic of lively interest and controversy among archaeologists, historians, architects and...

    Published October 24th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Stormtroopers (RLE Nazi Germany & Holocaust)

    A Social, Economic and Ideological Analysis 1929-35

    By Conan Fischer

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Nazi Germany and the Holocaust

    This examination of Hitler’s stormtroopers provides vital insights into the collapse of the Weimar Republic and the establishment of the Nazi state. Drawing on a wide range of archival sources and extensive biographical material left by the stormtroopers themselves, the author challenges the belief...

    Published August 15th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Industry and Politics in the Third Reich (RLE Nazi Germany & Holocaust)

    Ruhr Coal, Hitler and Europe

    By John Gillingham

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Nazi Germany and the Holocaust

    When originally published in 1985 this was the first detailed study of business in Nazi Germany. Drawing on a wealth of new evidence from government and private archives, the book throws light on the important role played by Germany heavy industry in preserving traditions valuable for the post-Nazi...

    Published August 15th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Routledge Library Editions: Nazi Germany and the Holocaust

    By Various

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Nazi Germany and the Holocaust

    This set of 10 volumes, originally published between 1978 and 1991 and authored by some of the most renowned international scholars in the history of Nazi Germany, represent years of painstaking research, often from sources which, even with the advent of the internet, remain inaccessible. They...

    Published August 15th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Gregor Strasser and the Rise of Nazism (RLE Nazi Germany & Holocaust)

    By Peter D. Stachura

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Nazi Germany and the Holocaust

    The most influential and substantial leader, after Hitler, in the pre-1933 National Socialist Party was Gregor Strasser. This book (originally published in 1983 but as yet not superseded) is a comprehensive and scholarly assessment of Strasser’s significant and ultimately tragic career, based...

    Published August 15th 2014 by Routledge