A Century of War

A Century of War

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

Author: F. William Engdahl

Publisher: Pluto Press (UK)

ISBN: UOM:39015062616985

Category: History

Page: 303

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

A Century of War

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 ...

Author: David Miller

Publisher: Gramercy

ISBN: 0517184400

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 112

View: 894

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.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

A Century of War and Peace

A Century of War and Peace

... in Time of War , opened for signature 12 August 1949 , 75 UNTS 187 ( entered into force 21 October 1950 ) . See , eg , A J Harrop , England and the Maori Wars ( 1937 ) 219 . 2 29 T.L.H. McCormack et al . ( eds . ) , A Century of War ...

Author: Timothy L. H. MacCormack

Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers

ISBN: 9041115323

Category: Law

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.
Categories: Law

Century s of War s

Century s of War s

Central, South and North Vietnam were known as Tonkin Annam and Cochin China for less than a century. It is therefore historically inaccurate to use these terms except during that relatively short time, from about 1884 to 1954, ...

Author: Irene J. Dumas

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 9781698700625

Category: History

Page: 186

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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.
Categories: History

Century of War Large Print 16pt

Century of War  Large Print 16pt

The growing political and intellectual uncertainty that dominates this rare period in human history is the culmination of a century of political and social developments and crises that have frequently evolved in convoluted ways.

Author: Gabriel Kolko

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 9781459603127


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.

Under Fire

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.

Author: Jay Slater

Publisher: Ian Allan Pub

ISBN: 0711033854

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 790

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.
Categories: History

A Century of War

A Century of War

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

Author: Henry Keenan


ISBN: 1441456473


Page: 92

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

Another Century of War

Another Century of War

over the past century. But September 11 confirmed, if any confirmation was needed, that the United States has abysmally failed to bring peace and security to the world. Instead, it has managed to become increasingly hated, ...

Author: Gabriel Kolko

Publisher: The New Press

ISBN: 9781595587282

Category: Political Science

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.
Categories: Political Science

Alan S Milward and a Century of European Change

Alan S  Milward and a Century of European Change

If the population as a whole shared the war suffering—'[t]he bomber did not discriminate' among particular groups or classes—the population as a whole should ... Marwick, The Deluge (1965) and Britain in the Century of Total War (1968).

Author: Fernando Guirao

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780415878531

Category: History

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.
Categories: History

Another Century of War

Another Century of War

Author: Gabriel Kolko


ISBN: OCLC:779084129

Category: September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001

Page: 165

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Categories: September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001

Bound to Empire The United States and the Philippines

Bound to Empire   The United States and the Philippines

Yet it failed to foster a genuine democracy. This fascinating book explains why, in a perceptive account of a century of empire and its aftermath.

Author: H. W. Brands Professor of History Texas A & M University

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199874378

Category: Philippines

Page: 400

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From the day Commodore Dewey's battleships destroyed the Spanish fleet at Manila to the closing of the Subic Bay naval base in 1992, America and the Philippines have shared a long and tangled history. It has been a century of war and colonialism, earnest reforms and blatant corruption, diplomatic maneuvering and political intrigue, an era colored by dramatic events and striking personalities. In Bound to Empire, acclaimed historian H.W. Brands gives us a brilliant account of the American involvement in the Philippines in a sweeping narrative filled with analytical insight. Ranging from the Spanish-American War to the fall of Ferdinand Marcos and beyond, Brands deftly weaves together the histories of both nations as he assesses America's great experiment with empire. He leaps from the turbulent American scene in the 1890s--the labor unrest, the panic of 1893, the emergence of Progressivism, the growing tension with Spain--to the shores of the newly acquired colony: Dewey's conquest of Manila, the vicious war against the Philippine insurgents, and the founding of American civilian rule. As Brands takes us through the following century, describing the efforts to "civilize" the Filipinos, the shaping of Philippine political practices, the impact of General MacArthur, and World War II and the Cold War, he provides fascinating insight into the forces and institutions that made American rule what it was, and the Republic of the Philippines what it is today. He uncovers the origins of the corruption and nepotism of post-independence Philippine politics, as well as the ambivalence of American rule, in which liberal principles of self-determination clashed with the desire for empire and a preoccupation first with Japan and later with communism. The book comes right up to the present day, with an incisive account of the rise and fall of Ferdinand Marcos, the accession (and subsequent troubles) of Corazon Aquino, the Communist guerrilla insurgency, and the debate over the American military bases. "Damn the Americans!" Manuel Quezon once said. "Why don't they tyrannize us more?" Indeed, as Brands writes, American rule in the Philippines was more benign than that of any other colonial power in the Pacific region. Yet it failed to foster a genuine democracy. This fascinating book explains why, in a perceptive account of a century of empire and its aftermath.
Categories: Philippines

A Century of Spells

A Century of Spells

Protection Bath : Take two ounces of War Water and add it to a tub of water . Pray over the tub for general protection in life , as well as for protection against the specific influence you wish to have removed from your life .

Author: Draja Mickahoric

Publisher: Weiser Books

ISBN: 0877286477

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 150

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Written as a practical introduction to natural magic, this workbook serves as a practical reference for the practicing magician. It contains over 100 useful spells from a wide variety of magical traditions from all over the world. The clear, complete instructions detail how to make and work with water spells, baths, sprinkles, incense, oils, and herbs. Also included are spoken spells, and written spells passed down to and developed by the author.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

A Century of Spies

A Century of Spies

War were merged and placed directly under the Minister of War . There were only two codebreakers assigned to the bureau in peacetime , but they were not the only military cryptanalysts . By the beginning of the century a Commission de ...

Author: Jeffery T. Richelson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019511390X

Category: History

Page: 534

View: 691

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
Categories: History

A Century of Scouting Badges

A Century of Scouting Badges

War badges came into being with the mobilisation of Scouters and Scouts to serve the war effort in 1914. These include: Wolf Cubs War Service badges – yellow in colour, the badges feature the same design as the red badges worn by Boy ...

Author: Wan Meng Hao

Publisher: Pagesetters Services

ISBN: 9789811805288

Category: Antiques & Collectibles


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At the first Boy Scout camp held by founder Robert Baden-Powell on Brownsea Island in 1907, the pioneer Boy Scouts were organised into four patrols and presented with a brass fleur-de-lis badge. They were then taught practical outdoor activities, such as knotting, tracking and camping, and tested on these skills. Upon passing the tests, each boy received a bronze badge in the shape of a scroll, featuring the words “Be Prepared”. The fleur-de-lis badge would later become the Scout’s membership badge, also known as Tenderfoot, while the scroll badge became the Second Class Scout badge. This book compiles various collections of badges over the past century, from Boy Scouts and Wolf Cubs to Rover/Venture Scouts and adult Scouters. It also contains the collections of related accessories such as hat plumes and medals, as well as information about the history of Scouting. Informative and extensive, A Century of Scouting Badges is required reading for anyone with an interest in the Scouting movement and its story. Reader Reviews: “I spent many happy years of my childhood and youth in the scout movement. Scouting taught me good values and how to be a good leader. I thank Meng Hao for this wonderful book on 100 years of scout badges.” —— Professor Tommy Koh, Ambassador-At-Large, Ministry of Foreign Affairs “Wan Meng Hao is to be congratulated on achieving a Scouting first for his country that has yet to equalled in our own. He has produced a systematic and comprehensive encyclopaedia of the badges and artefacts relating to Scouting in Singapore over a 100-year period, since its inception in 1907. (He starts with an illustration of a supposed replica of B-P’s brass Brownsea badge). The book is a wonderful compendium of badges and other artefacts beautifully laid out and illustrated in full colour over 200 A4 pages with interesting and relevant text to tell the story. What makes this book of exceptional interest to our UK members is that up to the 1970s the Scout Association of Singapore relied on the UK Association for it badges and medals etc. The book covers all aspects and sections including WW2 and illustrates over 1,000 items, though it makes no claims to be a ‘tick list’. Mr Wan uses his own collection and those of others to depict some very rare items, some of which I have never seen before, to lovingly tell the story of Scouting in his homeland. A wonderful example of what Scout Badge Collecting is all about!” —— UK Scout Historian Colin Walker “After reading the first sample of this book, I was very moved! This book introduces Scouting badges, from the beginning of the movement more than one hundred years ago to today. The author introduces almost all the various identification badges carried on the uniforms of the Scout movement. When I look through the book, I can’t help but marvel at the Scout movement. There have been so many creators who have contributed rich treasures to the movement. I have also written books on the history and origins of Scouting, and deeply feel the difficulty of writing such books. I believe the author must have incomparable enthusiasm and loyalty to scouts. He would have needed to verify the many details—such as the year, location, and origins—information that cannot tolerate errors. A lot of data collection and interview work is required. Every time you see such a high-quality Scout information book, you can feel the hardships that the author has gone through. For all Scouting people and even those who just agree with the concept of Scouting, this book is a treasure trove of information that should not be missed.” —— Ho Chung Keung, Hong Kong Scout Leader and writer “Scouting historian Wan Meng Hao’s impressive A Century of Scouting Badges is a labour of love, almost two decades in the making. Meng Hao’s encyclopaedic knowledge of and passion for Scouting has resulted in this excellent and invaluable contribution to the very limited literature on the Scouting Movement in Singapore and British Malaya. A Century of Scouting Badges weaves in the overarching story of how Scouting has evolved through the years and how the progressive and proficiency badge curriculum enables many scouts to challenge themselves in their Scouting pursuits, to learn useful skills, crafts, and hobbies, to grow in knowledge and understanding of the world around them, to imbibe values and perseverance, and to contribute to their communities in relevant and meaningful ways. The Scouting Movement’s badges and awards, so thoughtfully recorded in this work, reminds us of the importance of striving not for its own sake but as a means of learning by doing and giving for the greater good.” —— Associate Professor Eugene Tan, Singapore Management University “This book is the result of Meng Hao’s journey in documenting scout badges. He explains succinctly the historical evolution of badges, and the book is replete with photo-illustration of badges and how some of these badges were worn. It will undoubtedly serve as a handy compendium for scout badges in Singapore.” —— Associate Professor Yeo Kang Shua, Singapore University of Technology and Design
Categories: Antiques & Collectibles

A Century of Mathematical Meetings

A Century of Mathematical Meetings

he said that Without insinuating anything as to guilt , the chemists declare that this is a physicist's war . With about equal justice one might say that it is a mathematician's war ( 33 , p . 31 ) , ( 32 , p . 155 ) .

Author: Bettye Anne Case

Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.

ISBN: 0821804650

Category: Mathematics

Page: 332

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This book features contributions by and about some of the luminaries of American mathematics. Included here are essays based on presentations made during the symposium Celebration of 100 Years of Annual Meetings, held at the AMS meeting in Cincinnati in January 1994. In addition, a number of contributions were solicited after the symposium. The papers in this collection form a vibrant collage of mathematical personalities--a collage that makes being a member of the community of mathematicians rich and rewarding. This book weaves a tapestry of mathematical life in the United States, with emphasis on the past seventy years. Photographs, old and recent, further decorate that tapestry. This volume complements three earlier AMS volumes of collected papers about mathematics in America: A Century of Mathematics in America, Parts I, II, and III. There are many stories to be told about the making of mathematics and the personalities of those who meet to share it. This collection offers a celebration in words and pictures of a century of American mathematical life.
Categories: Mathematics

A Century of Air Power Leadership

A Century of Air Power Leadership

Robert A. Lovett : The AAF's World War II Civilian Advocate Dr. George M. Watson , Jr. Historian , Air Force History in this commemoration of the 100th anniversary of flight as well as the 60th anniversary of World War II , we've ...

Author: Jacob Neufeld


ISBN: UOM:39015075635485

Category: Aeronautics, Military

Page: 279

View: 900

Categories: Aeronautics, Military

Embracing the century of national independence closing in 1876

Embracing the century of national independence  closing in 1876

The important office of Secretary of Foreign Affairs fell to the gifted Robert R. Livingston , Chancellor of New York , who executed its novel duties with dignity and ability until the close of the war . Robert Morris was unanimously ...

Author: Martha Joanna Lamb


ISBN: STANFORD:36105010277791

Category: New York (N.Y.)


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Categories: New York (N.Y.)

War on Words

War on Words

Minneapolis: Twenty-First Century Books, 2006, 76. 130. Everette Dennis, David Stebenne, John Pavlik, Mark Thalhimer, Craig LaMay, Dirk Smillie, Martha FitzSimon, Shirley Gazsi, Seth Rachlin. The Media at War: The Press and the Persian ...

Author: Joanne M. Lisosky

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780313385575

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 267

View: 332

· Provides descriptions of contemporary strategies used to protect journalists in conflict · Contains contributions from more than 60 stakeholders interested in the protection of journalists · Presents a historical background of international policies, declarations, and resolutions intended to protect journalists · Contains 18 vignettes of journalists killed, harassed, or threatened when reporting from Mexico to Gaza to Pakistan and China
Categories: Business & Economics