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Early Cold War Spies

Early Cold War Spies

The Espionage Trials that Shaped American Politics

  • Author: John Earl Haynes,Harvey Klehr
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1139460242
  • Category: History
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Communism was never a popular ideology in America, but the vehemence of American anticommunism varied from passive disdain in the 1920s to fervent hostility in the early years of the Cold War. Nothing so stimulated the white hot anticommunism of the late 1940s and 1950s more than a series of spy trials that revealed that American Communists had co-operated with Soviet espionage against the United States and had assisted in stealing the technical secrets of the atomic bomb as well as penetrating the US State Department, the Treasury Department, and the White House itself. This book, first published in 2006, reviews the major spy cases of the early Cold War (Hiss-Chambers, Rosenberg, Bentley, Gouzenko, Coplon, Amerasia and others) and the often-frustrating clashes between the exacting rules of the American criminal justice system and the requirements of effective counter-espionage.

The Genesis of Industrial America, 1870–1920

The Genesis of Industrial America, 1870–1920

  • Author: Maury Klein
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1139465988
  • Category: History
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This book, first published in 2007, offers a bold new interpretation of American business history during the formative years 1870–1920, which mark the dawn of modern big business. It focuses on four major revolutions that ushered in this new era: those in power, transportation, communication, and organization. Using the metaphor of America as an economic hothouse uniquely suited to rapid economic growth during these years, it analyzes the interplay of key factors such as entrepreneurial talent, technology, land, natural resources, law, mass markets, and the rise of cities. It also delineates the process that laid the foundation for the modern era, in which virtually every human activity became a business, and, in most cases, a big business. The book also profiles numerous major entrepreneurs whose careers and activities illustrate broader trends and themes. It utilizes a wide variety of sources, including novels from the period, to produce a lively narrative.

America in the Cold War: A Reference Guide

America in the Cold War: A Reference Guide

A Reference Guide

  • Author: William T. Walker Ph.D.
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO
  • ISBN: 1610692071
  • Category: History
  • Page: 312
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Including extensive, balanced information, keen insights, and helpful research tools, this book provides a valuable resource for students or general readers interested in American policy, diplomacy, and conduct during the Cold War. • Provides a solid introduction to the Cold War era that incorporates information from the latest scholarship • Documents the myriad impacts, both obvious and subtle, of the Cold War on American culture • Supplies a thorough annotated bibliography that includes primary and secondary sources, both standards and very recent studies—ideal for students and others interested in research • Constitutes a convenient research tool for high school and undergraduate students writing term papers or preparing theses on Cold War-related topics

Cold War Spies

Cold War Spies

  • Author: Tim O'Shei
  • Publisher: Capstone
  • ISBN: 142961305X
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 32
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"Discusses the history of spying during the Cold War"--Provided by publisher.

A Concise History of the New Deal

A Concise History of the New Deal

  • Author: Jason Scott Smith
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 0521877210
  • Category: History
  • Page: 226
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This book provides a history of the New Deal, exploring the institutional, political, and cultural changes experienced by the United States during the Great Depression.

2006

2006

  • Author: Massimo Mastrogregori
  • Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
  • ISBN: 3110231417
  • Category: History
  • Page: 389
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Die IBOHS verzeichnet jährlich die bedeutendsten Neuerscheinungen geschichtswissenschaftlicher Monographien und Zeitschriftenartikel weltweit, die inhaltlich von der Vor- und Frühgeschichte bis zur jüngsten Vergangenheit reichen. Sie ist damit die derzeit einzige laufende Bibliographie dieser Art, die thematisch, zeitlich und geographisch ein derart breites Spektrum abdeckt. Innerhalb der systematischen Gliederung nach Zeitalter, Region oder historischer Disziplin sind die Werke nach Autorennamen oder charakteristischem Titelhauptwort aufgelistet.

Spy Wars

Spy Wars

Moles, Mysteries, and Deadly Games

  • Author: Tennent H. Bagley
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • ISBN: 9780300134780
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 313
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King Lear, one of Shakespeare's darkest and most savage plays, tells the story of the foolish and Job-like Lear, who divides his kingdom, as he does his affections, according to vanity and whim. Lear's failure as a father engulfs himself and his world in turmoil and tragedy. He changes from king to beggar, and finally, to man, in a pattern of loss and discovery which reflects the archetype of tragic wisdom.

Church and State in America

Church and State in America

The First Two Centuries

  • Author: James H. Hutson
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1139467905
  • Category: History
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This is an account of the ideas about and public policies relating to the relationship between government and religion from the settlement of Virginia in 1607 to the presidency of Andrew Jackson, 1829–37. This book describes the impact and the relationship of various events, legislative, and judicial actions, including the English Toleration Act of 1689, the First and Second Great Awakenings, the Constitution of the United States, the Bill of Rights, and Jefferson's Letter to the Danbury Baptists. Four principles were paramount in the American approach to government's relation to religion: the importance of religion to public welfare; the resulting desirability of government support of religion (within the limitations of political culture); liberty of conscience and voluntaryism; the requirement that religion be supported by free will offerings, not taxation. Hutson analyzes and describes the development and interplay of these principles, and considers the relevance of the concept of the separation of church and state during this period.

The War of 1812

The War of 1812

Conflict for a Continent

  • Author: J. C. A. Stagg
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 052189820X
  • Category: History
  • Page: 198
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"A short and easily-readable book that will explain to both Americans and Canadians why the War of 1812 mattered in the histories of their two nations. For those who seek insights into this subject during the bicentennial commemorations of the war, this book is the place to start. Its contents provide far more that merely the military history of the failed American campaigns against Canada between 1812 and 1815. Those events are set in the larger contexts of the development of the North American continent and the crisis of the Napoleonic Wars in Europe. The book is short, up-to-date, and contains a useful guide to other writings about the War of 1812"--

The Market Revolution in America

The Market Revolution in America

Liberty, Ambition, and the Eclipse of the Common Good

  • Author: John Lauritz Larson
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1139483420
  • Category: History
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The mass industrial democracy that is the modern United States bears little resemblance to the simple agrarian republic that gave it birth. The market revolution is the reason for this dramatic - and ironic - metamorphosis. The resulting tangled frameworks of democracy and capitalism still dominate the world as it responds to the panic of 2008. Early Americans experienced what we now call 'modernization'. The exhilaration - and pain - they endured have been repeated in nearly every part of the globe. Born of freedom and ambition, the market revolution in America fed on democracy and individualism even while it generated inequality, dependency, and unimagined wealth and power. In this book, John Lauritz Larson explores the lure of market capitalism and the beginnings of industrialization in the United States. His research combines an appreciation for enterprise and innovation with recognition of negative and unanticipated consequences of the transition to capitalism and relates economic change directly to American freedom and self-determination, links that remain entirely relevant today.

The Most Controversial Decision

The Most Controversial Decision

Truman, the Atomic Bombs, and the Defeat of Japan

  • Author: Wilson D. Miscamble
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1139498312
  • Category: History
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This book explores the American use of atomic bombs and the role these weapons played in the defeat of the Japanese Empire in World War II. It focuses on President Harry S. Truman's decision-making regarding this most controversial of all his decisions. The book relies on notable archival research and the best and most recent scholarship on the subject to fashion an incisive overview that is fair and forceful in its judgments. This study addresses a subject that has been much debated among historians and it confronts head-on the highly disputed claim that the Truman administration practised 'atomic diplomacy'. The book goes beyond its central historical analysis to ask whether it was morally right for the United States to use these terrible weapons against Hiroshima and Nagasaki. It also provides a balanced evaluation of the relationship between atomic weapons and the origins of the Cold War.

The Quest for Mental Health

The Quest for Mental Health

A Tale of Science, Medicine, Scandal, Sorrow, and Mass Society

  • Author: Ian Dowbiggin
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1139498681
  • Category: History
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This is the story of one of the most far-reaching human endeavors in history: the quest for mental well-being. From its origins in the eighteenth century to its wide scope in the early twenty-first, this search for emotional health and welfare has cost billions. In the name of mental health, millions around the world have been tranquilized, institutionalized, psycho-analyzed, sterilized, lobotomized and even euthanized. Yet at the dawn of the new millennium, reported rates of depression and anxiety are unprecedentedly high. Drawing on years of field research, Ian Dowbiggin argues that if the quest for emotional well-being has reached a crisis point in the twenty-first century, it is because mass society is enveloped by cultures of therapism and consumerism, which increasingly advocate bureaucratic and managerial approaches to health and welfare.

Global Interactions in the Early Modern Age, 1400-1800

Global Interactions in the Early Modern Age, 1400-1800

  • Author: Charles H. Parker
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521688673
  • Category: History
  • Page: 272
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Global Interactions in the Early Modern Age is an interdisciplinary introduction to cross-cultural encounters in the early modern age (1400-1800) and their influences on the development of world societies. In the aftermath of Mongol expansion across Eurasia, the unprecedented rise of imperial states in the early modern period set in motion interactions between people from around the world. These included new commercial networks, large-scale migration streams, global biological exchanges, and transfers of knowledge across oceans and continents. These in turn wove together the major regions of the world. In an age of extensive cultural, political, military, and economic contact, a host of individuals, companies, tribes, states, and empires were in competition. Yet they also cooperated with one another, leading ultimately to the integration of global space.

Stalin's Spy

Stalin's Spy

Richard Sorge and the Tokyo Espionage Ring

  • Author: Robert Whymant
  • Publisher: I.B.Tauris
  • ISBN: 9781860640445
  • Category: Espionage
  • Page: 368
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This is the true story of a remarkable man who pulled off a seemingly impossible espionage mission in Tokyo, before and during World War II. Richard Sorge, born to a Russian mother and a German father, ran a network of Japanese and Europeans under the noses of Japan's dreaded secret police. From 1933 until he was caught in late 1941, he transmitted priceless secrets to Red Army intelligence. Sorge's espionage group - perhaps the most successful operating in this critical period - kept the Russians informed about Japanese and German intentions, and also helped influence decisions made by these governments.

American Politics in the Postwar Sunbelt

American Politics in the Postwar Sunbelt

Conservative Growth in a Battleground Region

  • Author: Sean P. Cunningham
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1107024528
  • Category: History
  • Page: 304
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This book analyzes the political culture of the American Sunbelt since the end of World War II. It highlights and explains the Sunbelt's emergence during the second half of the twentieth century as the undisputed geographic epicenter for conservative Republican power in the United States. However, the book also investigates the ongoing nature of political contestation within the postwar Sunbelt, often highlighting the underappreciated persistence of liberal and progressive influences across the region. Sean P. Cunningham argues that the conservative Republican ascendancy that so many have identified as almost synonymous with the rise of the postwar American Sunbelt was hardly an easy, unobstructed victory march. Rather, it was consistently challenged and never foreordained. The history of American politics in the postwar Sunbelt resembles a rollercoaster of partisan and ideological adaptation and transformation.

Unrequited Toil

Unrequited Toil

A History of United States Slavery

  • Author: Calvin Schermerhorn
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1107027667
  • Category: History
  • Page: 264
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Introduces the essential history of slavery from the American Revolution to post-Civil War Reconstruction in twelve thematic chapters.

Stalin's Englishman

Stalin's Englishman

Guy Burgess, the Cold War, and the Cambridge Spy Ring

  • Author: Andrew Lownie
  • Publisher: Macmillan
  • ISBN: 1250100992
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 448
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"First published in Great Britain by Hodder & Stoughton"--Title page verso.

American Politics in the Postwar Sunbelt

American Politics in the Postwar Sunbelt

Conservative Growth in a Battleground Region

  • Author: Sean P. Cunningham
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1107024528
  • Category: History
  • Page: 304
  • View: 4729
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This book analyzes the political culture of the American Sunbelt since the end of World War II. It highlights and explains the Sunbelt's emergence during the second half of the twentieth century as the undisputed geographic epicenter for conservative Republican power in the United States. However, the book also investigates the ongoing nature of political contestation within the postwar Sunbelt, often highlighting the underappreciated persistence of liberal and progressive influences across the region. Sean P. Cunningham argues that the conservative Republican ascendancy that so many have identified as almost synonymous with the rise of the postwar American Sunbelt was hardly an easy, unobstructed victory march. Rather, it was consistently challenged and never foreordained. The history of American politics in the postwar Sunbelt resembles a rollercoaster of partisan and ideological adaptation and transformation.

American Hippies

American Hippies

  • Author: W. J. Rorabaugh
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1107049237
  • Category: History
  • Page: 250
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This short overview of the United States hippie social movement examines hippie beliefs and practices.

Global Interactions in the Early Modern Age, 1400–1800

Global Interactions in the Early Modern Age, 1400–1800

  • Author: Charles H. Parker
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1139491415
  • Category: History
  • Page: N.A
  • View: 7567
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Global Interactions in the Early Modern Age is an interdisciplinary introduction to cross-cultural encounters in the early modern age (1400–1800) and their influences on the development of world societies. In the aftermath of Mongol expansion across Eurasia, the unprecedented rise of imperial states in the early modern period set in motion interactions between people from around the world. These included new commercial networks, large-scale migration streams, global biological exchanges, and transfers of knowledge across oceans and continents. These in turn wove together the major regions of the world. In an age of extensive cultural, political, military, and economic contact, a host of individuals, companies, tribes, states, and empires were in competition. Yet they also cooperated with one another, leading ultimately to the integration of global space.