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

View: 537

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 and Peace

Clearly , the main idea underlying the efforts of the Hague Conference was that
even in the lawless fields of State conflicts and war some measure of rationality
could , and therefore should , be introduced to limit the number of conflicts which
 ...

A Century of War and Peace

Author: Timothy L. H. MacCormack

Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers

ISBN: 9789041115324

Page: 292

View: 769

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.

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

View: 262

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

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

View: 901

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.

New Century War

' In this timely and compelling book Jeremy Black examines the global contexts of war.

New Century War

Author: Jeremy Black

Publisher: Continuum

ISBN:

Page: 127

View: 375

"In his book, Professor Jeremy Black deepens the debate by focusing on the realities of war. In place of an over-sanguine estimate of the effectiveness of force-backed, Western meditation, the author dispassionately assesses the present, and likely future, role of war in shaping the world order. Black explores key themes including the reality of 'rogue states', the roles of gender and religion and the perceived rise of China as a world power competing with the USA."--Jacket.

A History of the Art of War in the Sixteenth Century

-- The best account of sixteenth-century warfare -- By the author of A History of the Peninsular War This is an unrivalled account of sixteenth-century warfare, in which Sir Charles Oman covers the Great Wars of 1494-1559; Henry VllI's ...

A History of the Art of War in the Sixteenth Century

Author: Charles Oman

Publisher: Greenhill Books/Lionel Leventhal

ISBN: 9781853673849

Page: 784

View: 839

-- The best account of sixteenth-century warfare -- By the author of A History of the Peninsular War This is an unrivalled account of sixteenth-century warfare, in which Sir Charles Oman covers the Great Wars of 1494-1559; Henry VllI's continental wars; the French Wars of Religion, 1562-98; the Dutch war of independence, 1568-1603; and the Turkish offensive against Christendom. Contemporary maps illustrate many of the actions, and add to the value of this brilliant and lucid history of the art of war.

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

View: 600

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 History of the Art of War in the Sixteenth Century

Værket er opdelt i 7 afsnit omhandlende den militære geografi under de store krige i perioden 1494-1559 samt strategi og taktik.

A History of the Art of War in the Sixteenth Century

Author: Charles Oman

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 784

View: 360

Værket er opdelt i 7 afsnit omhandlende den militære geografi under de store krige i perioden 1494-1559 samt strategi og taktik. Afsnit to omhandler de store slag under de Italienske krige med en vurdering af den taktiske betydning. Afsnit III omhandler perioden 1527-59, afsnit IV den Engelske militærhistorie under Tudors, afsnit V religionskrigene i Frankrig i perioden 1562-98. Bog VI beskæftiger sig med Holland og den Hollanske uafhængighedskrig 1568-1609 og endelig handler afsnit VII om det Tyrkiske angreb på kristendommen i perioden 1520-1606.

A Century of Design

Design Pioneers of the 20th Century Penny Sparke. Ernest Race ( 1913 – 64 )
was a key figure in the emergence of a post - war modern furniture movement in
Britain . For a decade following 1945 he was instrumental in formulating the ...

A Century of Design

Author: Penny Sparke

Publisher: Barrons Educational Series Incorporated

ISBN:

Page: 272

View: 640

Explores important style movements of the last hundred years and traces their development through profiles of the century's most influential designers

Toward a New Socialism

War and the impact of war have been the dominant political facts of the past
century. War and the prospect of further war are the principal threats we face
today, as people and as a planet. Taking war seriously means taking capitalism
seriously ...

Toward a New Socialism

Author: Anatole Anton

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9780739118627

Page: 520

View: 678

Toward a New Socialism offers a critical analysis of capitalism's failings and the imminent need for socialism as an alternative form of government. Dr. Richard Schmitt joins with Dr. Anatole Anton to compile a volume of essays exploring the benefits and consequences of a socialist system as an avenue of increased human solidarity and ethical principle.

Wealth War and Wisdom

"Barton Biggs's Wealth, War & Wisdom entertains us with a creative juxtaposition of a war narrative and a security market history.

Wealth  War and Wisdom

Author: Barton Biggs

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118039441

Page: 368

View: 128

An intriguing look at how past market wisdom can help you survive and thrive during uncertain times In Wealth, War & Wisdom, legendary Wall Street investor Barton Biggs reveals how the turning points of World War II intersected with market performance, and shows how these lessons can help the twenty-first-century investor comprehend our own perilous times as well as choose the best strategies for the modern market economy. Through these pages, Biggs skillfully discusses the performance of equities in both victorious and defeated countries, examines how individuals preserved their wealth despite the ongoing battles, and explores whether or not public equities were able to increase in value and serve as a wealth preserver. Biggs also looks at how other assets, including real estate and gold, fared during this dynamic and devastating period, and offers valuable insights on preserving one's wealth for future generations. With clear, concise prose, Biggs Reveals how the investment insights of truly trying times can be profitably applied to modern day investment endeavors Follows the performance of global markets against the backdrop of World War II Offers many relevant lessons-about life, politics, financial markets, wealth, and survival-that can help you thrive in the face of adversity Wealth, War & Wisdom contains essential insights that will help you navigate modern financial markets during the uncertain times that will increasingly define this new century.

A Century of Music making

they must obey an 8 P . M . curfew ; and they must not give concerts or earn
money as long as Russia and Germany were at war . The prohibition on income
was the harshest condition , for they had no access to their savings in Russia .

A Century of Music making

Author: Robert K. Wallace

Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press

ISBN:

Page: 350

View: 520

The Future of War

An award-winning military historian, professor, and political adviser delivers the definitive story of warfare in all its guises and applications, showing what has driven and continues to drive this uniquely human form of political violence ...

The Future of War

Author: Lawrence Freedman

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781610393058

Page: 352

View: 290

In 1912, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, creator of Sherlock Holmes, wrote a short story about a war fought from underwater submersibles that included the sinking of passenger ships. At the time, it was dismissed by the British generals and admirals of the day not because the idea of submarines was technically unfeasible, but because no one could imagine that any nation would be so depraved as to sink civilian merchant shipps. The future of war more often than not surprises us less because of some fantastic technical or engineering dimension but because of some human, political, or moral threshold that we had never imagined wanting to cross. As Lawrence Freedman shows, the future of war has a past and a present. Ideas of war, strategies for warfare and its practice, and organizing principles of war all have rich and varied origins which have shaped the minds of those who conceive the next war. Freedman shows how war can be studied systematically and empirically to provide a firm foundation for enlightened policy. The Future of War--which covers civil wars to as yet unknown nuclear conflicts, proxy wars (real) to the Cold War (not), fashionably small wars to the War to End All Wars (it didn’t)--is filled with insight and fascinating nuggets of military history and culture from one of the most brilliant military and strategic historians of his generation.

Remembering War

This is a masterful volume on remembrance and war in the twentieth century. Jay Winter locates the fascination with the subject of memory within a long-term trajectory that focuses on the Great War.

Remembering War

Author: J. M. Winter

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300127522

Page: 340

View: 673

This is a masterful volume on remembrance and war in the twentieth century. Jay Winter locates the fascination with the subject of memory within a long-term trajectory that focuses on the Great War. Images, languages, and practices that appeared during and after the two world wars focused on the need to acknowledge the victims of war and shaped the ways in which future conflicts were imagined and remembered. At the core of the "memory boom" is an array of collective meditations on war and the victims of war, Winter says. The book begins by tracing the origins of contemporary interest in memory, then describes practices of remembrance that have linked history and memory, particularly in the first half of the twentieth century. The author also considers "theaters of memory"-film, television, museums, and war crimes trials in which the past is seen through public representations of memories. The book concludes with reflections on the significance of these practices for the cultural history of the twentieth century as a whole.

A Century of Building South Africa

resources should be distributed in the interests of the 'war effort'. The Federation,
along with various other industry bodies, strongly objected to this authoritarian
approach. Walker immediately froze artisans' wages and demanded a 49 hour ...

A Century of Building South Africa

Author: Paddy Hartdegen

Publisher: Chris Van Rensburg Publications

ISBN:

Page: 252

View: 278