Books by FPRI Scholars

Stalin, Vol. II: Waiting for Hitler, 1928-1941

Stephen Kotkin

In 1929, Joseph Stalin, having already achieved dictatorial power over the vast Soviet Empire, formally ordered the systematic conversion of the world’s largest peasant economy into “socialist modernity,” otherwise ...

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Combined Operations A Global History of Amphibious and Airborne Warfare

Jeremy Black

This compelling book provides the first global history of the evolution of combined operations since Antiquity. Beginning with amphibious warfare in the ancient world of the Romans, Vikings, and ...

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The World of James Bond: The Lives and Times of 007

Jeremy Black

This book presents an insightful and thoroughly entertaining exploration of the political context of the Bond books and films. Jeremy Black offers a historian’s interpretation from the perspective of ...

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False Dawn: Protest, Democracy, and Violence in the New Middle East

Steven A. Cook

Half a decade after Arabs across the Middle East poured into the streets to demand change, hopes for democracy have disappeared in a maelstrom of violence and renewed state ...

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China’s Global Engagement Cooperation, Competition, and Influence in the 21st Century

Jacques deLisle, Avery Goldstein

China is again undergoing a period of significant transition. Internally, China’s leaders are addressing challenges to the economy and other domestic issues after three decades of dramatic growth and ...

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