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Britain

Britain

Domestic Politics, 1939-64

  • Author: Paul Adelman
  • Publisher: Hodder Education
  • ISBN: 9780340597026
  • Category: Great Britain
  • Page: 132
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This is an examination of British domestic politics from the outbreak of World War II to the general election of 1964. In particular, the book considers the general election of 1945; the record of Labour governments between 1945 and 1951; the problems Labour faced in opposition after 1951; and the reasons for Conservative domination during the period 1951-64. The roles of leading politicians are examined and analyzed.

A Companion to Contemporary Britain 1939 - 2000

A Companion to Contemporary Britain 1939 - 2000

  • Author: Paul Addison,Harriet Jones
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1405141409
  • Category: History
  • Page: 600
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A Companion to Contemporary Britain covers the key themesand debates of 20th-century history from the outbreak of the SecondWorld War to the end of the century. Assesses the impact of the Second World War Looks at Britain’s role in the wider world, including thelegacy of Empire, Britain’s ‘specialrelationship’ with the United States, and integration withcontinental Europe Explores cultural issues, such as class consciousness,immigration and race relations, changing gender roles, and theimpact of the mass media Covers domestic politics and the economy Introduces the varied perspectives dominating historicalwriting on this period Identifies the key issues which are likely to fuel futuredebate

Whitaker's Books in Print

Whitaker's Books in Print

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Bibliography, National
  • Page: N.A
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The British National Bibliography

The British National Bibliography

  • Author: Arthur James Wells
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: English literature
  • Page: N.A
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Cylchgrawn Hanes Cymru

Cylchgrawn Hanes Cymru

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Wales
  • Page: N.A
  • View: 303
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Vol. for 1963 includes special number: The Welsh laws.

The British Pacific Fleet Experience and Legacy, 1944–50

The British Pacific Fleet Experience and Legacy, 1944–50

  • Author: Jon Robb-Webb
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317039815
  • Category: History
  • Page: 320
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The British Pacific Fleet was formed in October 1944 and dispatched to fight alongside the USN in the Central Pacific under Admiral Nimitz. Deploying previously unpublished documents, this book reveals how relations between the UK and US forces developed from a starting point of barely repressed suspicion, to one where both navies came to understand each other and eventually find a remarkable bond. Born out of a shared experience of Kamikaze attacks, extended operations against bitterly hostile shores, the pooling of knowledge and experience, the two navies underpinned the diplomatic moves in both Washington and London. The book carries the legacy of this experience through to the next Anglo-American participation in war, Korea. It illustrates and explains how and why certain lessons were incorporated into the composition, behaviour and structure of the post-war Navy. It demonstrates the significance of what was learned from the USN by the RN and by USN from the RN. As well as examining the background to the largest fleet the Royal Navy ever put to sea, the book also charts its effects on Anglo-American relations, multinational operations, alliance building, and the ways naval forces are shaped by and in turn shape politics. It addresses a period of rapid technological development that witnessed profound changes in the international system, and which raised fundamental questions of what navies were for and how should they operate and organize themselves. In so doing the study illustrates how the experience of a few long months at the end of the war in the Pacific would cast a long shadow over these issues in the very different circumstances of the post-war world.

The Authorised History of British Defence Economic Intelligence

The Authorised History of British Defence Economic Intelligence

A Cold War in Whitehall, 1929-90

  • Author: Peter Davies
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1351709526
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 376
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This book is the first history of UK economic intelligence and offers a new perspective on the evolution of Britain's national intelligence machinery and how it worked during the Cold War. British economic intelligence has a longer pedigree than the Joint Intelligence Committee (JIC) and was the vanguard of intelligence coordination in Whitehall, yet it remains a missing field in intelligence studies. This book is the first history of this core government capability and shows how central it was to the post-war evolution of Whitehall's national intelligence machinery. It places special emphasis on the Joint Intelligence Bureau and Defence Intelligence Staff - two vital organisations in the Ministry of Defence underpinning the whole Whitehall intelligence edifice, but almost totally ignored by historians. Intelligence in Whitehall was not conducted in a parallel universe. This contrasts with the conventional wisdom which accepts the uniqueness of intelligence as a government activity and is symbolised by the historical profile of the JIC. The study draws on the official archives to show that the mantra of the existence of a semi-autonomous UK intelligence community cannot be sustained against the historical evidence of government departments using the machinery of government to advance their traditional priorities. Rivalries within and between agencies and departments, and their determination to resist any central encroachment on their authority, emasculated a truly professional multi-skilled capability in Whitehall at the very moment when it was needed to address emerging global economic issues. This book will be of much interest to students of British government and politics, intelligence studies, defence studies, security studies and international relations in general.

Historical Abstracts

Historical Abstracts

Twentieth century abstracts, 1914-2000

  • Author: Eric H. Boehm
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: History, Modern
  • Page: N.A
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Britain's War Machine

Britain's War Machine

Weapons, Resources, and Experts in the Second World War

  • Author: David Edgerton
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199832684
  • Category: History
  • Page: 464
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The familiar image of the British in the Second World War is that of the plucky underdog taking on German might. David Edgerton's bold, compelling new history shows the conflict in a new light, with Britain as a very wealthy country, formidable in arms, ruthless in pursuit of its interests, and in command of a global production system. Rather than belittled by a Nazi behemoth, Britain arguably had the world's most advanced mechanized forces. It had not only a great empire, but allies large and small. Edgerton shows that Britain fought on many fronts and its many home fronts kept it exceptionally well supplied with weapons, food and oil, allowing it to mobilize to an extraordinary extent. It created and deployed a vast empire of machines, from the humble tramp steamer to the battleship, from the rifle to the tank, made in colossal factories the world over. Scientists and engineers invented new weapons, encouraged by a government and prime minister enthusiastic about the latest technologies. The British, indeed Churchillian, vision of war and modernity was challenged by repeated defeat at the hands of less well-equipped enemies. Yet the end result was a vindication of this vision. Like the United States, a powerful Britain won a cheap victory, while others paid a great price. Putting resources, machines and experts at the heart of a global rather than merely imperial story, Britain's War Machine demolishes timeworn myths about wartime Britain and gives us a groundbreaking and often unsettling picture of a great power in action.

Politics Without Sovereignty

Politics Without Sovereignty

A Critique of Contemporary International Relations

  • Author: Christopher Bickerton,Philip Cunliffe,Alexander Gourevitch
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134113862
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 224
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Written by leading scholars, this volume challenges the recent trend in international relations scholarship – the common antipathy to sovereignty. The classical doctrine of sovereignty is widely seen as totalitarian, producing external aggression and internal repression. Political leaders and opinion-makers throughout the world claim that the sovereign state is a barrier to efficient global governance and the protection of human rights. Two central claims are advanced in this book. First, that the sovereign state is being undermined not by the pressures of globalization but by a diminished sense of political possibility. Second, it demonstrates that those who deny the relevance of sovereignty have failed to offer superior alternatives to the sovereign state. Sovereignty remains the best institution to establish clear lines of political authority and accountability, preserving the idea that people shape collectively their own destiny. The authors claim that this positive idea of sovereignty as self-determination remains integral to politics both at the domestic and international levels. Politics Without Sovereignty will be of great interest to students and scholars of political science, international relations, security studies, international law, development and European studies.

Der Weg nach Wigan Pier

Der Weg nach Wigan Pier

  • Author: George Orwell
  • Publisher: Diogenes Verlag AG
  • ISBN: 3257602510
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 240
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Im Jahr 1936 geht George Orwell in die Industriestädte Nordenglands, um an Ort und Stelle zu beobachten, wie Bergleute im Alltag arbeiten und wohnen. Er steigt mit in die Gruben hinunter und berichtet aufmerksam, sachlich, genau, mit Einfühlung und Gespür für die vielfachen Zusammenhänge. Diese Erfahrung führt zu Reflexionen über den Sozialismus als umsichtigen, schwierigen Weg zu Gerechtigkeit und Freiheit.

Factfulness

Factfulness

Wie wir lernen, die Welt so zu sehen, wie sie wirklich ist

  • Author: Hans Rosling,Anna Rosling Rönnlund,Ola Rosling
  • Publisher: Ullstein Buchverlage
  • ISBN: 3843717451
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 350
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Es wird alles immer schlimmer, eine schreckliche Nachricht jagt die andere: Die Reichen werden reicher, die Armen ärmer. Es gibt immer mehr Kriege, Gewaltverbrechen, Naturkatastrophen. Viele Menschen tragen solche beängstigenden Bilder im Kopf. Doch sie liegen damit grundfalsch. Unser Gehirn verführt uns zu einer dramatisierenden Weltsicht, die mitnichten der Realität entspricht, wie der geniale Statistiker und Wissenschaftler Hans Rosling erklärt. Wer das Buch gelesen hat, wird • ein sicheres, auf Fakten basierendes Gerüst besitzen, um die Welt so zu sehen, wie sie wirklich ist • die zehn gängigsten Arten von aufgebauschten Geschichten erkennen • bessere Entscheidungen treffen können • wahre Factfulness erreichen – jene offene, neugierige und entspannte Geisteshaltung, in der Sie nur noch Ansichten teilen und Urteile fällen, die auf soliden Fakten basieren

Historical Abstracts

Historical Abstracts

Modern history abstracts, 1450-1914

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: History, Modern
  • Page: N.A
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Die Tragödie der amerikanischen Diplomatie

Die Tragödie der amerikanischen Diplomatie

  • Author: William Appleman Williams
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783518574447
  • Category:
  • Page: 350
  • View: 9901
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America, History and Life

America, History and Life

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Canada
  • Page: N.A
  • View: 435
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Article abstracts and citations of reviews and dissertations covering the United States and Canada.

Paratexte

Paratexte

das Buch vom Beiwerk des Buches

  • Author: Gérard Genette
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783518291108
  • Category: Authors and publishers
  • Page: 401
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Das Wachstum der deutschen Wirtschaft seit der Mitte des 19. Jahrhunderts

Das Wachstum der deutschen Wirtschaft seit der Mitte des 19. Jahrhunderts

  • Author: Walther G. Hoffmann
  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag
  • ISBN: 3642860885
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 844
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Die Schlafwandler

Die Schlafwandler

Wie Europa in den Ersten Weltkrieg zog

  • Author: Christopher Clark
  • Publisher: DVA
  • ISBN: 3641118778
  • Category: History
  • Page: 896
  • View: 5974
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Das Standardwerk zum Ersten Weltkrieg Lange Zeit galt es als ausgemacht, dass das deutsche Kaiserreich wegen seiner Großmachtträume die Hauptverantwortung am Ausbruch des Ersten Weltkriegs trug. In seinem bahnbrechenden Werk kommt der renommierte Historiker und Bestsellerautor Christopher Clark zu einer anderen Einschätzung. Clark beschreibt minutiös die Interessen und Motivationen der wichtigsten politischen Akteure in den europäischen Metropolen und zeichnet das Bild einer komplexen Welt, in der gegenseitiges Misstrauen, Fehleinschätzungen, Überheblichkeit, Expansionspläne und nationalistische Bestrebungen zu einer Situation führten, in der ein Funke genügte, den Krieg auszulösen, dessen verheerende Folgen kaum jemand abzuschätzen vermochte.

Gesellschaft und Geschichte

Gesellschaft und Geschichte

Zur Kritik der kritischen Theorie

  • Author: Michael Theunissen
  • Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • ISBN: 3111573982
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 40
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