B.A. (Winnipeg), M.A., Ph.D. (McMaster)
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Twentieth-Century Europe, Fascist Ideology, International Relations (1879-1945), Italy (1870-1993), Germany (1870-1945), France (1870-1945), Eastern and Central Europe (1866-1945), Twentieth-Century Britain, The Soviet Union, The Cold War.
On the Fiery March: Mussolini Prepares for War. Greenwood, CT: Praeger Publishing, 2003.
Editor, Collision of Empires: Italy’s Invasion of Ethiopia and its International Impact. London: Ashgate, 2013.
“‘Places in the African Sun:’ Social Darwinism, Demographics, and the Italian Invasion of Ethiopia,” in Bruce Strang (ed.), Collision of Empires: Italy’s Invasion of Ethiopia and its International Impact. London: Ashgate, 2013, pp. 11-31.
“‘A Sad Commentary on World Ethics:’ Italy and the United States during the Ethiopian Crisis” in Bruce Strang (ed.), Collision of Empires: Italy’s Invasion of Ethiopia and its International Impact. London: Ashgate, 2013, pp. 134-63.
“Out of Africa? The Gallimberti Affair and Anglo-Italian Relations.” Intelligence & National Security. 25.3 (2010), pp. 350-69.
“Mussolini and the British Way in Warfare,” in Keith Neilson and Greg Kennedy (eds.), The British Way in Warfare: Power and the International System, 1856-1956. London: Ashgate, 2010, pp. 59-81.
“The Spirit of Ulysses? British Appeasement in the 1930s.” Diplomacy & Statecraft. 19.3 (September 2008), pp. 481-526.
“‘The Worst of All Worlds:’ Oil Sanctions and the Italian Invasion of Abyssinia, 1935-6.” Diplomacy & Statecraft. 19.2 (June 2008), pp. 210-235.
“John Bull in Search of a Suitable Russia: British Foreign Policy and the Failure of the 1939 Anglo-French-Soviet Alliance Negotiations.” Canadian Journal of History. 41.1 (Spring/Summer 2006), pp. 47-84.
“Imperial Dreams: the Mussolini-Laval Accords of January 1935.” Historical Journal. 44.3 (September 2001), pp. 799-809.
“War and Peace: Mussolini’s Road to Munich.” Diplomacy & Statecraft. 10.2/3 (March/November 1999), pp. 160-90. This article also appears in Igor Lukes and Erik Goldstein (eds.), The Munich Crisis, 1938: Prelude to World War II. London: Frank Cass, 1999.
“Once More unto the Breach: Britain’s Guarantee to Poland, March, 1939.” Journal of Contemporary History. 31.4 (October 1996), pp. 721-752.
“Two Unequal Tempers: Sir George Ogilvie-Forbes, Sir Nevile Henderson and British Foreign Policy, 1938-9.” Diplomacy and Statecraft. 5.1 (March 1994), pp. 107-137.
“Deep and Surface Learning and University Teaching.” The McMaster Courier. September 1997. This article appeared as a peer-reviewed column under the aegis of the Centre for Leadership in Learning.
Senior Historical Consultant, Historica: 1000 Years of Our Lives and Times, Canadian Edition Vancouver: Raincoast Books, 2006.