Still warm from the printers, our two latest Short Histories are now available.
Stephen Conway’s A Short History of the American Revolutionary War excels in placing the war in a global context including Europe, the Caribbean, the Mediterranean and India. Conway offers a compelling explanation of why Britain lost America, while at the same time, his broader perspective shows that it was a war that the British did not entirely lose, since they won major victories against the Bourbons in 1782 and succeeded in bankrupting France.
Colin Storer’s A Short History of the Weimar Republic provides an up-to-date and balanced overview of the troubled years 1919-1933. Storer underlines the first German Republic’s achievements without glossing over its defects, presenting a compelling picture of a society in turmoil. Storer’s book is a perfect invitation to explore these highly ambivalent times.