Haunts of the Black Masseur: The Swimmer as Hero (Vintage Classics)

“Haunts of the Black Masseur” is a dazzling introduction to the great swimming heroes: Byron leaping into the surf at Shelley’s beach funeral, Hart Crane, swallow-diving to his death in the Bay of Mexico, Ulysses, Leander, Weismuller and many more. In lively prose bursting with anecdote, Charles Sprawson leads us into a watery world populated […]

Revisiting the Nazi Occult: Histories, Realities, Legacies (German History …

Scholars have debated the role of the occult in Nazism since it first appeared on the German political landscape in the 1920s. After 1945, a consensus held that occultism — an ostensibly anti-modern, irrational blend of pseudo-religious and -scientific practices and ideas — had directly facilitated Nazism’s rise. More recently, scholarly debate has denied the […]

Warship 2013

This latest volume maintains the impressive standards of scholarship and research from the field of warship history. This 35th edition features a range of diverse articles including the story of the devastating Typhoon that hit the Japanese ‘Fourth Fleet’ in the mid-1930s, the Semi-Dreadnoughts of Danton Class, an overview of the Ocean Patrol Vessel type, […]