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Modern History Reading & Resource List (New Syllabus)
« on: November 04, 2018, 04:47:28 pm »
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Hey guys!
This will be like a continuation of Susie's compilation of resources for the old syllabus where I'll be listing some resources that could be useful for the new syllabus. Clearly, I haven't done the new syllabus nor have I completed all electives for Modern History so it would be great if you guys could help me out and expand the list.

Hope this helps :)

Disclaimer: This list doesn't mean you should purchase every single book on the list. A lot of libraries should have copies of these books :)
Also, you shouldn't have to read every single resource here. The purpose of these resources is to provide a (possibly) different perspective on the content.

Core: Power and Authority in the Modern World 1919–1946
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Academic Resources
Bullock, A. (1962) Hitler: A Study in Tyranny, Penguin, Harmondsworth
Carr, W. (1991) A History of Germany 1815-1990, Arnold, London
Evans, Richard J. (2004) The Coming of the Third Reich, Penguin, London
Evans, Richard J. (2006) The Third Reich in Power 1933-1939, Penguin London
Kershaw, I. (1989) The Nazi Dictatorship: Problems and Perspectives of Interpretation, Arnold, London
Kershaw, I. (1990) Weimar: Why Did German Democracy Fail? St. Martin’s Press
Kershaw, Ian (1991) The 'Hitler Myth': Image and Reality in the Third Reich, Oxford University Press
Kershaw, I. (2008) Hitler, Penguin London
Lee, Stephen, J. (2009) The Weimar Republic, Routledge
Mommsen, Hans (1998) The Rise and Fall of the Weimar Democracy, The University of North Carolina Press
Overy, R. (1996) The Penguin Historical Atlas of the Third Reich, Penguin
Overy, R. (2010) The Third Reich: A Chronicle, Quercus
Shirer, W. (1964) The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich: A History of Nazi Germany, Pan Books
Taylor, A. J. P. (1988) The Couse of German History: a survey of the development of Germany history 1918-1945, Routledge

Textbooks
K. J. Mason: Republic to Reich (for old syllabus but there are overlaps!)

Podcasts
Versus History (Ep 16, 17, 20, 21, 22)
The History Hour: Albert Speer - Hitler's Architect
Hitler’s Early Rise and the Night of the Long Knives (Stuff You Missed in History Class)
How Hitler’s Propaganda Machine Worked (Stuff You Missed in History Class)
Who Wore the Pink Triangle? (Stuff You Missed in History Class)
Kristallnacht (Stuff You Missed in History Class)
Opposing the Nazis (History Extra Podcast)
Did Any Germans Resist Hitler? (Stuff You Missed in History Class)
Hitler in History (In Our Time)
hYoung Hitler (ABC Conversations)
The Nazi Games and Jesse Owens (Stuff You Missed in History Class)
Looking Closely at Leni Riefenstahl (NPR)

Documentaries
Triumph of the Will
Children of the Master Race
The Fatal Attraction of Adolf Hitler
Italy and the Road to War

Youtube Clips
Simon Hinds Germany Depth Study

National Study: Russia and the Soviet Union 1917–1941
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Academic Resources
The Communist Manifesto by Marx and Engles
Lenin: A Biography by David Shub
Stalin by Isaac Deutscher
Lenin by Robert Service
Lenin by Christopher Read
The Russian Revolution by Sheila Fitzpatrick
Lenin and Trotsky: what they really stood for by Alan Wood
Bolshevism: the Road to Revolution by Alan Wood
Stalin and Stalinism Alan Wood
Stalin and Stalinism by Martin McCauley
The Origins of the Russian Revolution by Anthony Wood
Lenin and the Russian Revolution by C. Hill
Power and Privilege by David Christian
Endurance and Endeavour by J.N Westwood

Peace and Conflict: Conflict in Indochina 1954–1979
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Academic Resources
Where the Domino Fell by James S Olson

Textbooks
Access to History: The USA and Vietnam 1945-75 by Vivienne Sanders
Contested Spaces: Conflict in Indochina by Thomas Cantwell
War Without End: Conflict in Indochina by James Harpur

Films
The Killing Fields by Roland Joffe

Peace and Conflict: Conflict in the Pacific 1937–1951
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Academic Resources
Beasley, W.G (1995) The rise of modern Japan
Beasley, W.G (1999) The Japanese Experience: A Short History of Japan
Bergamini, David (1972) Japan's imperial conspiracy
Behr, Edward (1990) Hirohito : Behind the Myth
Costello, J (1985), The Pacific War, Pan Macmillan, London
Clausesn, Henry C & Lee, Bruce (1992) Pearl Harbor: Final Judgement
Dower, John W (1993) Japan in War and Peace: Selected Essays
Dower, John W (1986) War without Mercy: Race and Power in the Pacific War
Frei, Henry P. (1991) Japan's Southward Advance and Australia
Gordon, Andrew (2003) A Modern History of Japan : From Tokugawa to the Present
Harries, Meirion and Susie (1981) Soldiers of the Sun : the rise and fall of the Imperial Japanese Army
Harvey, Robert (2006) American Shogun : MacArthur, Hirohito and the American Duel with Japan
Hoyt, Edwin P. (1986) Japan's war : the great Pacific conflict 1853-1952.
Ienaga, Saburo (1978) The Pacific War, 1931-1945
lriye, Akira (1987) The origins of the second world war in Asia and the Pacific
Lamont-Brown Raymond (1998) Kempeitai : Japan's dreaded military police.
Macpherson, W.J. (1987) The Economic Development of Japan 1868-1941
Reynolds, E. Bruce (2004) Japan in the Fascist Era
Tarling, Nicholas (2001) A Sudden Rampage : the Japanese occupation of Southeast Asia 1941 - 1945
Toland, John (1971) The rising sun: the decline and fall of the Japanese Empire 1936-1945

Textbooks
Cantwell, Thomas and John (2005) Contested Spaces: Conflict in the Pacific 1937-1951

Peace and Conflict: Conflict in Europe 1935–1945
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Academic Resources
Beevor, A. (1999) Stalingrad, Penguin Books
Beevor, A. (2007) Berlin: The Downfall 1945, Penguin Books
Beevor, A. (2010) D-Day: The Battle for Normandy, Penguin Books
Beevor, A. (2012) The Second World War, Little, Brown and Company
Evans, Richard J. (2008) The Third Reich at War 1939-1945, London
Gilbert, M. and Gott, R. (1963) The Appeasers, Weidenfeld and Nicolson
Gilbert, M. (1966) The Roots of Appeasement, Weidenfeld
Gilbert, M. (1989) The Second World War, Owl Books New York
Overy, Richard (1995) Why the Allies Won, Jonathan Cape London
Overy, Richard (2008), The Origins of the Second World War, Pearson Longman
Overy, Richard (2009), 1939: Countdown to War, Penguin Books
Shirer, William S (1964) The Rise and Fall of the Thrid Reich, Pan Books, London
Stahel, D (2009), Operation Barbarossa and Germany's Defeat in the East, Cambridge Military Histories, United Kingdom
Taylor, A. J. P. (1985) The Course of German History, University Paperback
Taylor, A.J.P. (1991) The Origins of the Second World War, Penguin
Westwood, J. N (1993), Endurance and Endeavour, Oxford University Press, New York

Textbooks
Thomas Cantwell: Contested Spaces: Conflict in Europe (for old syllabus but there are overlaps!)

Podcasts
BBC History Extra:
The Munich Conference, 9 October 2017
The Second World War, 22 June 2017
Churchill's Darkest Hour, 2 January 2018
Blitzkrieg, 23 March 2017
The Battle of Britain, 19 January 2017
Operation Barbarossa, 9 June 2016
The Battle of the Bulge and the Children of the Holocaust, 28 May 2015
The Battle of El Alamein, 17 November 2012
The big questions of the Holocaust/, 5 January 2017
The Blitz, 3 September 2015
Pivotal Points of World War II (interview with Ian Kershaw), June 2007
Germany's World War Two, 17 July 2017
Britons under Nazi rule, 9 August 2018
The Aftermath of the Second World War/, 2 January 2014

The History Hour: The Fake IDs That Saved Jewish Lives
The Evacuation of Dunkirk (Stuff You Missed in History Class)
The Prime Minister and the Prof (Revisionist History)

Documentaries
The Bombing of Dresden
The War in the Desert
Soviet Storm: World War 2

Films
Saving Private Ryan

Peace and Conflict: The Cold War 1945–1991
Spoiler
Academic Resources
The Cold War: A New History by John Lewis Gaddis
We Now Know. Rethinking the Cold War by John Lewis Gaddis
Strategies of Containment by John Lewis Gaddis
The United States and the End of the Cold War John Lewis Gaddis
The End of the Cold War 1985-1991 by Robert Service
Age of Extremes by Eric Hobsbawm
Origins of the Cold War 1941 - 1949 by Martin McCauley
The Cold War, an International History by Simon J. Ball
Contested Spaces: The Cold War by Justin Briggs

Podcasts
The History Hour: The Break-Up of the Soviet Union
Entirety of The History of the Cold War Podcast
What’s Mutually Assured Destruction? (Stuff You Missed in History Class)
(Blitz) The Destroyer of Worlds (Hardcore History)
Stalin (A Brief History of Everything)
Cold War Summits (History Extra Podcast)
1983: the Cold War almost goes nuclear (History Extra Podcast)

Documentaries
The Cold War Documentary

Change in the Modern World: Civil Rights in the USA 1945–1968
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Academic Resources
Anderson, D. (2008), Freedom Riders, Compass Point Books
Anderson, M. (et al) Challenge, Change and Continuity, John Wiley & Sons Australia Ltd.
Ashby, R. (2008) Rosa Parks: Freedom Rider,
Davis, J. (ed) (2001) The Civil Rights Movement, Blackwell Publishers
Dunn, J. (1998) The Civil Rights Movement, Lucent Books
Karson, J. (ed) (2003) Civil Rights, Greenhaven Press
Karson, J. (2005) Leaders of the Civil Rights Movement, Enslow Publishers
Williams, J. (2002), Eyes on the Prize: America’s Civil Rights 1954-1965, Penguin Books
X, Malcolm (1968) The Autobiography of Malcolm X

Podcasts
BBC: Witness Black History:
The Children's Crusade
Mixed Race Victory in US
Greensboro Lunch Counter Sit-Ins
The Freedom Riders
The Mississippi Burning Case

The History Hour: Life With America's Black Panthers

Documentaries
Freedom Riders

Films
Mississippi Burning
To Kill A Mockingbird
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Re: Modern History Reading & Resource List (New Syllabus)
« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2018, 05:12:24 pm »
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Love the idea!

Just gonna add all the stuff I used, some of it is super useful :)
I would add all the other readings, but I can't figure out how to get it off the Student Moodle and pin it here, but when I do I'll post it up!

Conflict in Indochina
Access to History: The USA and Vietnam 1945-75 by Vivienne Sanders
Contested Spaces: Conflict in Indochina by Thomas Cantwell
War Without End: Conflict in Indochina by James Harpur
Russia and the Soviet Union
Power and Privilege by David Christian

And most of the other Russia ones are already posted up :)
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Re: Modern History Reading & Resource List (New Syllabus)
« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2018, 05:20:43 pm »
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Love the idea!

Just gonna add all the stuff I used, some of it is super useful :)
I would add all the other readings, but I can't figure out how to get it off the Student Moodle and pin it here, but when I do I'll post it up!

Conflict in Indochina
Access to History: The USA and Vietnam 1945-75 by Vivienne Sanders
Contested Spaces: Conflict in Indochina by Thomas Cantwell
War Without End: Conflict in Indochina by James Harpur
Russia and the Soviet Union
Power and Privilege by David Christian

And most of the other Russia ones are already posted up :)
Thanks! I've added it to the list :)
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Re: Modern History Reading & Resource List (New Syllabus)
« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2018, 06:31:06 pm »
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Just dug up my lists of resources for Conflict in the Pacific so I hope this helps
Conflict in the Pacific
Academic Resources
Beasley, W.G (1995) The rise of modern Japan
Beasley, W.G (1999) The Japanese Experience: A Short History of Japan
Bergamini, David (1972) Japan's imperial conspiracy
Behr, Edward (1990) Hirohito : Behind the Myth
Clausesn, Henry C & Lee, Bruce (1992) Pearl Harbor: Final Judgement
Dower, John W (1993) Japan in War and Peace: Selected Essays
Dower, John W (1986) War without Mercy: Race and Power in the Pacific War
Frei, Henry P. (1991) Japan's Southward Advance and Australia
Gordon, Andrew (2003) A Modern History of Japan : From Tokugawa to the Present
Harries, Meirion and Susie (1981) Soldiers of the Sun : the rise and fall of the Imperial Japanese Army
Harvey, Robert (2006) American Shogun : MacArthur, Hirohito and the American Duel with Japan
Hoyt, Edwin P. (1986) Japan's war : the great Pacific conflict 1853-1952.
Ienaga, Saburo (1978) The Pacific War, 1931-1945
lriye, Akira (1987) The origins of the second world war in Asia and the Pacific
Lamont-Brown Raymond (1998) Kempeitai : Japan's dreaded military police.
Macpherson, W.J. (1987) The Economic Development of Japan 1868-1941
Reynolds, E. Bruce (2004) Japan in the Fascist Era
Tarling, Nicholas (2001) A Sudden Rampage : the Japanese occupation of Southeast Asia 1941 - 1945
Toland, John (1971) The rising sun: the decline and fall of the Japanese Empire 1936-1945

Textbooks
Cantwell, Thomas and John (2005) Contested Spaces: Conflict in the Pacific 1937-1951

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Re: Modern History Reading & Resource List (New Syllabus)
« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2018, 04:19:15 pm »
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Just dug up my lists of resources for Conflict in the Pacific so I hope this helps
Conflict in the Pacific
Academic Resources
Beasley, W.G (1995) The rise of modern Japan
Beasley, W.G (1999) The Japanese Experience: A Short History of Japan
Bergamini, David (1972) Japan's imperial conspiracy
Behr, Edward (1990) Hirohito : Behind the Myth
Clausesn, Henry C & Lee, Bruce (1992) Pearl Harbor: Final Judgement
Dower, John W (1993) Japan in War and Peace: Selected Essays
Dower, John W (1986) War without Mercy: Race and Power in the Pacific War
Frei, Henry P. (1991) Japan's Southward Advance and Australia
Gordon, Andrew (2003) A Modern History of Japan : From Tokugawa to the Present
Harries, Meirion and Susie (1981) Soldiers of the Sun : the rise and fall of the Imperial Japanese Army
Harvey, Robert (2006) American Shogun : MacArthur, Hirohito and the American Duel with Japan
Hoyt, Edwin P. (1986) Japan's war : the great Pacific conflict 1853-1952.
Ienaga, Saburo (1978) The Pacific War, 1931-1945
lriye, Akira (1987) The origins of the second world war in Asia and the Pacific
Lamont-Brown Raymond (1998) Kempeitai : Japan's dreaded military police.
Macpherson, W.J. (1987) The Economic Development of Japan 1868-1941
Reynolds, E. Bruce (2004) Japan in the Fascist Era
Tarling, Nicholas (2001) A Sudden Rampage : the Japanese occupation of Southeast Asia 1941 - 1945
Toland, John (1971) The rising sun: the decline and fall of the Japanese Empire 1936-1945

Textbooks
Cantwell, Thomas and John (2005) Contested Spaces: Conflict in the Pacific 1937-1951
Thanks! I've added it to the list :D
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Re: Modern History Reading & Resource List (New Syllabus)
« Reply #5 on: December 17, 2018, 02:39:00 pm »
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Just added darcyynic's list of podcasts to the OP.

Massive thanks to darcyynic for the awesome list :D
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