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The End of Strife

Understanding Why the World is at War with Itself; and the Path Back to True Peace

Author: Leland Johnson

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 1449740723

Category: Religion

Page: 384

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The purpose of this book is to explain both the causes for the social and cultural breakdown(s) in today’s world, as well as the solutions to our societal regression. The causes come from multiple fronts and did not develop in a matter of days, weeks, months, years, decades, or even generations. The degenerative process that has led humanity to the suicidal path it is currently embarked upon has taken several centuries of progressive corruption to reach this point. However, there is a way to reverse course and heal our society again; returning it to its former strength and health. The way in which a true peace can be realized in this world will be explained. It must be admitted that what it takes to achieve a more universal peace is difficult and burdensome on people for many and various reasons. However, when the reader looks at the state of the world today, it is hopeful that they will choose the difficult and burdensome road required in order to maintain a peaceful civilization rather than the bloody chaos and anarchy transpiring in today’s world.

Global Political Economy and the Modern State System

Author: Tobias Ten Brink

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004262229

Category: Political Science

Page: 290

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In Global Political Economy and the Modern State System Tobias ten Brink contributes to an understanding of the modern state system, its conflicts, and its transformation.

The Legacies of Two World Wars

European Societies in the Twentieth Century

Author: Lothar Kettenacker,Torsten Riotte

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 0857452231

Category: History

Page: 334

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The US invasion of Iraq in 2003 was done mainly, if one is to believe US policy at the time, to liberate the people of Iraq from an oppressive dictator. However, the many protests in London, New York, and other cities imply that the policy of "making the world safe for democracy" was not shared by millions of people in many Western countries. Thinking about this controversy inspired the present volume, which takes a closer look at how society responded to the outbreaks and conclusions of the First and Second World Wars. In order to examine this relationship between the conduct of wars and public opinion, leading scholars trace the moods and attitudes of the people of four Western countries (Great Britain, France, Germany and Italy) before, during and after the crucial moments of the two major conflicts of the twentieth century. Focusing less on politics and more on how people experienced the wars, this volume shows how the distinction between enthusiasm for war and concern about its consequences is rarely clear-cut.

1940 The Second World War in Photographs

Britain Stands Alone

Author: John Christopher,Campbell McCutcheon

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 1445622238

Category: History

Page: 176

View: 7961

This superb collection of images takes us on a month by month tour of the conflict in Europe, Africa and the Far East in 1940.

X99

Author: John C. Robles

Publisher: Palibrio

ISBN: 1463333978

Category: Fiction

Page: 652

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Read X99 and the biblical change. You can read some of the biggest stories of the world. Through reading antique manuscripts, you would know how people from the past expected economy to be nowadays, from the Dead Sea Rolls, to the Philadelphia experiments. Find out about the economy of the future and be prepared for it, since, there will be credit to everything to 30 years in low interests. Find out, what the geopolitics of the future is and how it will be. Be prepared for the world of tomorrow... reading this book which exhibits how it will be and how super spies and advisers saved route, satellite this world.

Inventing America, A History of the United States

Author: CTI Reviews

Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

ISBN: 1478438010

Category: Education

Page: 430

View: 7231

Facts101 is your complete guide to Inventing America, A History of the United States. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

German Images of the Self and the Other

Nationalist, Colonialist and Anti-Semitic Discourse 1871-1918

Author: F. Rash

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137030216

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 222

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This book provides a detailed linguistic analysis of the nationalist discourses of the German Second Reich, which most effectively demonstrate the contrasting images of the German Self and its various Others, such as Jews, native Africans, gypsies and the enemy Other during the First World War.

The War of the End of the World

Author: Mario Vargas Llosa

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 057126817X

Category: Fiction

Page: 768

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The War of the End of the World is one of the great modern historical novels. Inspired by a real episode in Brazilian history, Mario Vargas Llosa tells the story of an apocalyptic movement, led by a mysterious prophet, in which prostitutes, beggars and bandits establish Canudos, a new republic, a libertarian paradise.

Germany: The Long Road West

Volume 1: 1789-1933

Author: H. A. Winkler

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191500615

Category: History

Page: 610

View: 8585

Vivid, succinct, and highly accessible, Heinrich Winkler's magisterial history of modern Germany offers the history of a nation and its people through two turbulent centuries. It is the story of a country that, while always culturally identified with the West, long resisted the political trajectories of its neighbours. This first volume (of two) begins with the origins and consequences of the medieval myth of the 'Reich,' which was to experience a fateful renaissance in the twentieth century, and ends with the collapse of the first German democracy. Winkler offers a brilliant synthesis of complex events and illuminates them with fresh insights. He analyses the decisions that shaped the country's triumphs and catastrophes, interweaving high politics with telling vignettes about the German people and their own self-perception. With a forthcoming second volume to take the story up to reunification in 1990, Germany: The Long Road West will be welcomed by scholars, students, and anyone wishing to understand this most complex and contradictory of countries. .

The End of the War

Singapore’s Liberation and the Aftermath of the Second World War

Author: Romen Bose

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish International Asia Pte Ltd

ISBN: 9814435473

Category: History

Page: 382

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The Cutting Edge

A Half Century of Fighter Aircraft R&D

Author: Mark A. Lorell,Hugh P. Levaux,United States. Air Force,Project Air Force (U.S.)

Publisher: Rand Corporation

ISBN: 0833025953

Category: History

Page: 221

View: 2479

The proposition that innovation is critical in the cost-effective design and development of successful military aircraft is still subject to some debate. RAND research indicates that innovation is promoted by intense competition among three or more industry competitors. Given the critical policy importance of this issue in the current environment of drastic consolidation of the aerospace defense industry, the authors here examine the history of the major prime contractors in developing jet fighters since World War II. They make use of an extensive RAND database that includes nearly all jet fighters, fighter-attack aircraft, and bombers developed and flown by U.S. industry since 1945, as well as all related prototypes, modifications, upgrades, etc. The report concludes that (1) experience matters, because of the tendency to specialize and thus to develop system-specific expertise; (2) yet the most dramatic innovations and breakthroughs came from secondary or marginal players trying to compete with the industry leaders; and (3) dedicated military R&D conducted or directly funded by the U.S. government has been critical in the development of new higher-performance fighters and bombers.

Southern Queen

New Orleans in the Nineteenth Century

Author: Thomas Ruys Smith

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1847251935

Category: History

Page: 248

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An accessible and entertaining look at this crucible period in the life of one of America's most distinctive cities.

World War II in Photographs

Author: Andrew Webb

Publisher: Arcturus Publishing

ISBN: 178212618X

Category: History

Page: N.A

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World War II in Photographs is an innovative visual account of the major events of the greatest conflict of the twentieth century, the Second World War. Featuring over 250 original images of warfare in all its forms, the book protrays the signiicant actions and people of the years 1939-1945. From Dunkirk to D-Day, Churchill to Crete, Rommel to Russia, every aspect of the conflict is examined in astongihging visual detail.

The Long Shadow: The Legacies of the Great War in the Twentieth Century

Author: David Reynolds

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393088634

Category: History

Page: 514

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A critically acclaimed historian describes the first World War in terms of its lasting impact on politics, diplomacy and economics as well as art and literature across the 20th century and not just as a precursor to World War II. 20,000 first printing.

Re-Made in the USA

How We Can Restore Jobs, Retool Manufacturing, and Compete With the World

Author: Todd Lipscomb

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118025833

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

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A business-based rallying cry to reclaim the US economy There is a nagging feeling that the U.S. is slipping as a nation and our people are powerless to do anything to fix it. Issues such as jobs, product quality and safety, wages, the economy, and our status as the world's leading superpower are all tied together with our massive trade deficit. Re-Made in the USA addresses these issues using the author's firsthand observations and analysis, and offers a practical plan for how we can get our economy and global status back. A practical action plan to get the nation back on track If you're worried about America when you start reading this book, you'll finish feeling empowered Todd Lipscomb has a distinguished record in international business America's future does not have to be on the decline. In inspiring terms, Re-Made in the USA lays out the choice Americans have between doing nothing, and doing what we do best-rolling up our sleeves and working hard to fix the problem.

World War Two at Sea

The Last Battleships

Author: Philip Kaplan

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 147383452X

Category: History

Page: 192

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The big-gun battleship served as a symbol of the ultimate power of the world's greatest navies beginning late in the nineteenth century and continuing into the Second World War. So historically important was this vessel that the arms race between Britain and Germany to build navies with larger, more powerful battleships was among the key sources of tension between those nations in the lead up to the First World War.??In this book, veteran battleship crew members describe their unforgettable experiences, including those of a young officer in a British battleship at Jutland; tales of the loss of the German warship Scharnhorst in the arctic off the North Cape; the combat experience inside a sixteen-inch gun turret aboard an Iowa-class battleship bombarding Iraq during the Gulf War, and the adventures of HMS Warspite in World War One, in the Mediterranean and on her way to the breaker's yard in 1947. ??Included too is the story of the great German battleship Bismarck, which sank the pride of the British fleet, the story of HMS Hood, and that of the USS Missouri on whose deck the final surrender document of the Second World War was signed. ??The text is combined with a compelling selection of historic images representing the era of the great battleships from the early years through the First and Second World Wars, Korea, Vietnam, the Gulf War, and the preservation of a handful of these vessels as museum pieces today.

The History of British Women's Writing, 1920-1945

Volume Eight

Author: M. Joannou

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137292172

Category: Social Science

Page: 316

View: 6292

Featuring sixteen contributions from recognized authorities in their respective fields, this superb new mapping of women's writing ranges from feminine middlebrow novels to Virginia Woolf's modernist aesthetics, from women's literary journalism to crime fiction, and from West End drama to the literature of Scotland, Ireland and Wales.

Island at the End of the World

The Turbulent History of Easter Island

Author: Steven Roger Fischer

Publisher: Reaktion Books

ISBN: 1861894163

Category: History

Page: 204

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On a long stretch of green coast in the South Pacific, hundreds of enormous, impassive stone heads stand guard against the ravages of time, war, and disease that have attempted over the centuries to conquer Easter Island. Steven Roger Fischer offers the first English-language history of Easter Island in Island at the End of the World, a fascinating chronicle of adversity, triumph, and the enduring monumentality of the island's stone guards. A small canoe with Polynesians brought the first humans to Easter Island in 700 CE, and when boat travel in the South Pacific drastically decreased around 1500, the Easter Islanders were forced to adapt in order to survive their isolation. Adaptation, Fischer asserts, was a continuous thread in the life of Easter Island: the first European visitors, who viewed the awe-inspiring monolithic busts in 1722, set off hundreds of years of violent warfare, trade, and disease—from the smallpox, wars, and Great Death that decimated the island to the late nineteenth-century Catholic missionaries who tried to "save" it to a despotic Frenchman who declared sole claim of the island and was soon killed by the remaining 111 islanders. The rituals, leaders, and religions of the Easter Islanders evolved with all of these events, and Fischer is just as attentive to the island's cultural developments as he is to its foreign invasions. Bringing his history into the modern era, Fischer examines the colonization and annexation of Easter Island by Chile, including the Rapanui people's push for civil rights in 1964 and 1965, by which they gained full citizenship and freedom of movement on the island. As travel to and interest in the island rapidly expand, Island at the End of the World is an essential history of this mysterious site.

Virginia in the War Years, 1938äóñ1945

Military Bases, the U-Boat War and Daily Life

Author: Joseph P. Freitus

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 147661542X

Category: History

Page: 208

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Although World War II began as a war in Europe, many in the United States, foreseeing the inevitable, began to prepare for war, putting no faith in the Neutrality Act. Preparations for war, essentially ending the Great Depression, affected the entire country, with Virginia particularly playing a major role. More than one million service men and women came to Virginia. The sheer scope of the military development in Virginia of the Army, Navy, Coast Guard and Air Force, providing training bases and support facilities, underscores the national resolve to be prepared. The book includes the Civil Air Patrol, wartime industry, POW camps, U–boat attacks, the Beach Patrol and other Virginia-related topics.

Farewell to Prosperity

Wealth, Identity, and Conflict in Postwar America

Author: Lisle A. Rose

Publisher: University of Missouri Press

ISBN: 0826273238

Category: History

Page: 488

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Farewell to Prosperity is a provocative, in-depth study of the Liberal and Conservative forces that fought each other to shape American political culture and character during the nation’s most prosperous years. The tome’s central theme is the bitter struggle to fashion post–World War II society between a historic Protestant Ethic that equated free-market economics and money-making with Godliness and a new, secular Liberal temperament that emerged from the twin ordeals of depression and world war to stress social justice and security. Liberal policies and programs after 1945 proved key to the creation of mass affluence while encouraging disadvantaged racial, ethnic, and social groups to seek equal access to power. But liberalism proved a zero-sum game to millions of others who felt their sense of place and self progressively unhinged. Where it did not overturn traditional social relationships and assumptions, liberalism threatened and, in the late sixties and early seventies, fostered new forces of expression at radical odds with the mindset and customs that had previously defined the nation without much question. When the forces of liberalism overreached, the Protestant Ethic and its millions of estranged religious and economic proponents staged a massive comeback under the aegis of Ronald Reagan and a revived Republican Party. The financial hubris, miscalculations, and follies that followed ultimately created a conservative overreach from which the nation is still recovering. Post–World War II America was thus marked by what writer Salman Rushdie labeled in another context “thin-skinned years of rage-defined identity politics.” This “politics” and its meaning form the core of the narrative. Farewell to Prosperity is no partisan screed enlisting recent history to support one side or another. Although absurdity abounds, it knows no home, affecting Conservative and Liberal actors and thinkers alike.

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