A Century of War

Gripping account of oil's role in world politics and conflicts througout the 20th century and beyond.

A Century of War

Author: F. William Engdahl

Publisher: Pluto Press (UK)

ISBN:

Page: 303

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Gripping account of oil's role in world politics and conflicts througout the 20th century and beyond.

A Century of War

A realistic and varied presentation of twentieth-century conflicts at every level and on every continent encompasses full-color photographs, maps, and charts that document modern warfare, from the turn of the century to the most recent wars ...

A Century of War

Author: David Miller

Publisher: Gramercy

ISBN: 9780517184400

Page: 112

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A realistic and varied presentation of twentieth-century conflicts at every level and on every continent encompasses full-color photographs, maps, and charts that document modern warfare, from the turn of the century to the most recent wars, written by an expert in the field.

A Century of War

Synopsis of all of the wars fought in the 20th Century

A Century of War

Author: Henry Keenan

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781441456472

Page: 92

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Synopsis of all of the wars fought in the 20th Century

A Century of War and Peace

... the 50th anniversary of the last comprehensive rewrite - was being written as the New Zealand wars were being fought , as was the American Civil War .

A Century of War and Peace

Author: Timothy L. H. MacCormack

Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers

ISBN: 9789041115324

Page: 292

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This, the first volume in the new series "Melbourne Studies in Comparative and International Law," contains the revised and updated versions of papers presented to the Asia-Pacific Regional Conference, held at The University of Melbourne, to commemorate the centenary of the 1899 Hague Peace Conference and the 50th anniversary of the 1949 Geneva Conventions. Within the context of the Asia-Pacific region, the collection, by a wealth of international scholars and expert practitioners, explores the major issues addressed at the Conference in 1899, including the peaceful settlement of disputes, international humanitarian law, and arms control and disarmament.

Another Century of War

Bin Laden's network replaced “rogue states” for a time, but essentially American strategy continues to flounder: it prepared for nuclear and mechanized war ...

Another Century of War

Author: Gabriel Kolko

Publisher: The New Press

ISBN: 1595587284

Page: 184

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Another Century of War? is a candid and critical look at America’s “new wars” by a brilliant and provocative analyst of its old ones. Gabriel Kolko’s masterly studies of conflict have redefined our views of modern warfare and its effects; in this urgent and timely treatise, he turns his attention to our current crisis and the dark future it portends. Another Century of War? insists that the roots of terrorism lie in America’s own cynical policies in the Middle East and Afghanistan, a half-century of real politik justified by crusades for oil and against communism. The latter threat has disappeared, but America has become even more ambitious in its imperialist adventures and, as the recent crisis proves, even less secure. America, Kolko contends, reacts to the complexity of world affairs with its advanced technology and superior firepower, not with realistic political response and negotiation. He offers a critical and well-informed assessment of whether such a policy offers any hope of attaining greater security for America. Raising the same hard-hitting questions that made his Century of War a “crucial” (Globe and Mail) assessment of our age of conflict, Kolko asks whether the wars of the future will end differently from those in our past.

Century of War Large Print 16pt

The extent to which officers make and guide conflicts involves issues that are fundamental to comprehending both the nature of war in this century and the ...

Century of War  Large Print 16pt

Author: Gabriel Kolko

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 1459603125

Page: 552

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Over the last three decades the historian Gabriel Kolko has redefined the way we look at modern warfare and its social and political effects. Century of War gives us a masterly synthesis of the effects of war on civilian populations and the political results of these traumatizing experiences in the twentieth century.

Century s of War s

... Roosevelt accepted a ride from an African-American pilot in 1940, James Barbour, a Tuskegee Airman who flew with the Class 45G during World War Two.

Century s of War s

Author: Irene J. Dumas

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1698700628

Page: 186

View: 330

In this book you will read a comprehensive history of wars as far back as the 1500's to present day Iraq. This book not only talks about all wars the United States of America was active in, it includes wars two century's before the US became a nation. Also, besides reading about the twelve wars that the United States troops took part in, the author comprised and has written about other events that are of signicent nature such as the Andersonville Confederate Prison during the Civil War. Throughout the book included in each war, is placed a warrior. The author has chosen a warrior for each of the earlier wars that she felt worthy. The later wars like WW II, Korea, Vietnam and so on, she has included a warrior that she was fortunate enough to interview and tell about their military history.

Under Fire

Unlike the majority of popular and academic books on war movies, this unique volume will cover all aspects of the war cinema genre.

Under Fire

Author: Jay Slater

Publisher: Ian Allan Pub

ISBN: 9780711033856

Page: 288

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Unlike the majority of popular and academic books on war movies, this unique volume will cover all aspects of the war cinema genre. As well as examining movies focussing upon specific conflicts, it also places each work within a wider social context, exploring related themes and issues of the time. Written by a number of informed and well-respected journalists (James Mottram is The Guardian film critic, for example) and academics dealing with their own specific subject areas, viewpoints and interests, this detailed work will be essential reading for all movie fans, as well as social historians. A number of the contributing writers are also authors of their own war books.

A History of 20th Century Britain

Together, they tell the story of how the country recovered from the grand wreckage of the British Empire only to stumble into a series of monumental upheavals, from World Wars to Cold Wars and everything in between.

A History of 20th Century Britain

Author: Andrew Marr

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1447219082

Page: 1100

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Between the death of Queen Victoria and the turn of the Millennium, Britain has been utterly transformed by an extraordinary century of war and peace. A History of 20th Century Britain collects together for the first time Andrew Marr's two bestselling volumes A History of Modern Britain and The Making of Modern Britain. Together, they tell the story of how the country recovered from the grand wreckage of the British Empire only to stumble into a series of monumental upheavals, from World Wars to Cold Wars and everything in between. In each decade, political leaders thought they knew what they were doing, but found themselves confounded. Every time, the British people turned out to be stroppier and harder to herd than predicted. This wonderfully entertaining history follows all the political and economic stories, but deals too with the riotous colour of an extraordinary century: a century of trenches, flappers and Spitfires; of comedy, punks, Margaret Thatcher’s wonderful good luck, and the triumph of shopping over idealism.

Everyday Life and Politics in Nineteenth Century Mexico

But the emphasis in this book is on the struggle of the common people to retain control over their everyday lives.

Everyday Life and Politics in Nineteenth Century Mexico

Author: Mark Wasserman

Publisher: UNM Press

ISBN: 9780826321718

Page: 248

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In this new and masterful synthesis, Wasserman shows the link between ordinary men and women-preoccupied with the demands of feeding, clothing, and providing shelter-and the elites' desire for a stable political order and an expanding economy. The three key figures of nineteenth-century Mexico-Antonio López de Santa Ana, Benito Juárez, and Porfirio Díaz-are engagingly reinterpreted. But the emphasis in this book is on the struggle of the common people to retain control over their everyday lives. Concerns central to village life were the appointment of police officials, imposition of taxes on Indians, the trustworthiness of local priests, and changes inland ownership. Communities often followed their leaders into one political camp or another-and even into war-out of loyalty. Excesses in partisan politics and regional antagonisms gave rise to nearly eighty years of war, resulting in the nation's economic stagnation between 1821 and 1880 and the mass migration of women from the countryside to the city. The industrialization of urban employment forever altered gender relations. During wartime, women acted as the supply, transportation, and medical corps of the Mexican armies. Moreover, with greater frequency than has been known, women fought as soldiers in the nineteenth century. This account of Mexico from Independence to the Revolution combines lively explanations of social history, political and economic change, and gender relations. Wasserman offers a well-written, thoughtful, and original history of Mexico's nineteenth century that will appeal to students and specialists alike. "At long last, a clear-headed, non-romanticized, and non-adversarial analysis of everyday life and politics across the vast sweep of a century of change and rebirth. This is a first-rate book, expert and highly accessible."--Professor Timothy E. Anna, University of Manitoba

A Century of Remembrance

One Hundred Outstanding British War Memorials Derek Boorman. Ledward, Gilbert, 92, 153, 163 Leeds, 66 Leicester, 143 Liverpool, 186 Llandaff, 123 London, Men of, 25 London and North Western Railway, 43 Lorimer, Sir Robert, 115, 130, ...

A Century of Remembrance

Author: Derek Boorman

Publisher: Pen & Sword

ISBN:

Page: 230

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"A Century of Remembrance is a study of one hundred outstanding British war memorials which commemorate 20th century conflicts from the Boer War to the Falklands and Gulf wars. The first described is a Boer War memorial unveiled on 5 November 1904, and the last is the Animals in War memorial unveiled in London on 24 November 2004. With a short description of the featured memorial's background and significance accompanied by photographs of the whole and detail, each entry is highly informative. The selection represents the work of numerous designers and artists, some like Edward Lutyens of world-renown, others virtually unknown. They come in a wide variety of forms such as statues, stained glass windows, arches, obelisks, cloisters, chapels, art galleries and even a carillon." "The aim of this book is to focus attention not just on the richness and range of our national memorials but also on the important work of The War Memorials Trust, which will benefit from the sale of this book."--BOOK JACKET.

A Century of Spies

Intelligence in the Twentieth Century Jeffery T. Richelson ... to go to war.6 In April the Mossad and AMAN obtained strong indications of war preparations ...

A Century of Spies

Author: Jeffery T. Richelson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195113907

Page: 534

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Examines the role of espionage in world history through a discussion of information gathering in the modern world, including spy technology, the Cold War, and crisis intelligence

The Century of Black Ships

Painstakingly researched by one of Japan's preeminent men of letters, Tokyo Prefecture Vice Governor Naoki Inose, The Century of the Black Ships is a landmark study of a literary tradition that anticipated the defining moment in the lives ...

The Century of Black Ships

Author: Naoki Inose

Publisher: VIZ Media LLC

ISBN: 9781421529172

Page: 450

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L to R (Western Style). Painstakingly researched by one of Japan’s preeminent men of letters, The Century of the Black Ships is a landmark study of a literary tradition that will fascinate students of Japanese society and culture alike. For nearly a century, Japanese writers gave voice to the anxieties of a nation headed inexorably towards war. Not just any war, but one that would eventually take place with the United States, culminating with the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945. Beginning with US Navy Commodore Matthew C. Perry’s first visit to Japan in 1853, Japanese novelists and military analysts (along with a few select foreign counterparts, in translation) produced a dizzying combination of prophetic visions of this coming conflict, creating a massive body of popular works through which Japan would debate its own passage, however violently, into the modern, globalized era.

A Century of Ambivalence

He is author of Jewish Nationality and Soviet Politics: The Jewish Sections of the CPSU, 1917-1930 and editor of Bitter Legacy: Confronting the Holocaust in the USSR (Indiana University Press).

A Century of Ambivalence

Author: Zvi Gitelman

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253214188

Page: 297

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He is author of Jewish Nationality and Soviet Politics: The Jewish Sections of the CPSU, 1917-1930 and editor of Bitter Legacy: Confronting the Holocaust in the USSR (Indiana University Press). Published in association with YIVO Institute for Jewish ResearchContentsIntroductionCreativity versus Repression: The Jews in Russia, 1881-1917Revolution and the Ambiguities of LiberationReaching for Utopia: Building Socialism and a New Jewish CultureThe HolocaustThe Black Years and the Gray, 1948-1967Soviet Jews, 1967-1987: To Reform, Conform, or Leave?The "OtherJews of the Former USSR: Georgian, Central Asian, and Mountain JewsThe Post-Soviet Era: Winding Down or Starting Up Again?The Paradoxes of Post-Soviet Jewry

Alan S Milward and a Century of European Change

the Bombing Survey, there has been little systematic study of the German war economy, and historians have been slow to quarry among the patchy, ...

Alan S  Milward and a Century of European Change

Author: Fernando Guirao

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415878535

Page: 634

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The main purpose of the book is to introduce the work of Alan S. Milward and to acknowledge the full magnitude of his scientific contribution to contemporary British and European history. The book is a collection of essays which provide a better understanding of Alan Milward's extensive intellectual work for future scholars and facilitate the knowledge and transmission of his published work to present and future generations of students, scholars in the various disciplines concerned, and the general public. The series of original contributions which this book contains are related to or reflect critically upon Milward's own contributions to the fields of political, diplomatic, and socio-economic history, political science, economics, international relations, and European Studies in general. This book honors Alan Milward through a better understanding of his many pioneering contributions in the fields of contemporary European history in general, and the history of European integration in particular. Although the volume does not aim to be a substitute for Milward's work itself, it illuminates and assesses his creative process along fifty years of continued and intense work, as well as the impact of his main work, and the continuing relevance of his main theses today.