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

View: 406

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: 270

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

... the 50th anniversary of the last comprehensive rewrite - was being written as the New Zealand wars were being fought , as was the American Civil War .

Author: Timothy L. H. MacCormack

Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers

ISBN: 9041115323

Category: Law

Page: 292

View: 347

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

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

View: 555

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

Another Century of War

Another Century of War

Author: Gabriel Kolko


ISBN: OCLC:779084129

Category: September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001

Page: 165

View: 330

Categories: September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001

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 ...

Author: Irene J. Dumas

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 9781698700625

Category: History

Page: 186

View: 872

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

In essence, what follows is a panorama of our labyrinthine century, ... Century of War is therefore a comparative history of wars and the people and ...

Author: Gabriel Kolko

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 9781459603127


Page: 552

View: 548

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.

A Century of Genocide

A Century of Genocide

“The Stigma of Violence, Nationalism, and War in Twentieth-Century Germany.” German Studies Review, Special Issue (Winter 1992): 75–110. Giddens, Anthony.

Author: Eric D. Weitz

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400866229

Category: History

Page: 384

View: 975

Why did the twentieth century witness unprecedented organized genocide? Can we learn why genocide is perpetrated by comparing different cases of genocide? Is the Holocaust unique, or does it share causes and features with other cases of state-sponsored mass murder? Can genocide be prevented? Blending gripping narrative with trenchant analysis, Eric Weitz investigates four of the twentieth century's major eruptions of genocide: the Soviet Union under Stalin, Nazi Germany, Cambodia under the Khmer Rouge, and the former Yugoslavia. Drawing on historical sources as well as trial records, memoirs, novels, and poems, Weitz explains the prevalence of genocide in the twentieth century--and shows how and why it became so systematic and deadly. Weitz depicts the searing brutality of each genocide and traces its origins back to those most powerful categories of the modern world: race and nation. He demonstrates how, in each of the cases, a strong state pursuing utopia promoted a particular mix of extreme national and racial ideologies. In moments of intense crisis, these states targeted certain national and racial groups, believing that only the annihilation of these "enemies" would enable the dominant group to flourish. And in each instance, large segments of the population were enticed to join in the often ritualistic actions that destroyed their neighbors. This book offers some of the most absorbing accounts ever written of the population purges forever associated with the names Stalin, Hitler, Pol Pot, and Milosevic. A controversial and richly textured comparison of these four modern cases, it identifies the social and political forces that produce genocide.
Categories: History

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: 535

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 History of 20th Century Britain

A History of 20th Century Britain

Together, they tell the story of how the country recovered from the grand wreckage of the British Empire only to stumble into a series of monumental upheavals, from World Wars to Cold Wars and everything in between.

Author: Andrew Marr

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9781447219088

Category: History

Page: 1100

View: 802

Between the death of Queen Victoria and the turn of the Millennium, Britain has been utterly transformed by an extraordinary century of war and peace. A History of 20th Century Britain collects together for the first time Andrew Marr's two bestselling volumes A History of Modern Britain and The Making of Modern Britain. Together, they tell the story of how the country recovered from the grand wreckage of the British Empire only to stumble into a series of monumental upheavals, from World Wars to Cold Wars and everything in between. In each decade, political leaders thought they knew what they were doing, but found themselves confounded. Every time, the British people turned out to be stroppier and harder to herd than predicted. This wonderfully entertaining history follows all the political and economic stories, but deals too with the riotous colour of an extraordinary century: a century of trenches, flappers and Spitfires; of comedy, punks, Margaret Thatcher’s wonderful good luck, and the triumph of shopping over idealism.
Categories: History

A Century of Building South Africa

A Century of Building South Africa

World War I - builders struggle to find work South Africa, along with many other
countries allied to Britain, declared war on Germany in September 1914 and
thousands of men rallied behind the Imperial flag and joined in bloody
campaigns ...


Publisher: Chris Van Rensburg Publications

ISBN: STANFORD:36105129871278

Category: Building trades

Page: 252

View: 874

Categories: Building trades

Everyday Life and Politics in Nineteenth Century Mexico

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.

Author: Mark Wasserman

Publisher: UNM Press

ISBN: 0826321712

Category: History

Page: 248

View: 114

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
Categories: History

War and Its Causes

War and Its Causes

This interdisciplinary book assesses the causes of war, considering what war actually is--key for understanding its causes.

Author: Jeremy Black

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 1538117916

Category: History

Page: 241

View: 241

This interdisciplinary book assesses the causes of war, considering what war actually is--key for understanding its causes. Black marshals global examples from the fifteenth century to the present, analyzing the three main types of war--between cultures, within cultures, and civil--emphasizing the social and cultural factors leading to conflict.
Categories: History

A Century of Music making

A Century of Music making

The result was that in the last years of the war we had to get up very early in the
morning for the mushrooms , and even then we seldom found more than a dozen
, for everyone in the village knew one from the other . In a way , we were sorry for

Author: Robert K. Wallace

Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press

ISBN: UOM:39015007945002

Category: Pianists

Page: 350

View: 625

Categories: Pianists

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 ...

Author: Draja Mickahoric

Publisher: Weiser Books

ISBN: 0877286477

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 150

View: 688

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

The Century of Total War

The Century of Total War

Author: Raymond Aron


ISBN: OCLC:25934208

Category: Military history, Modern

Page: 379

View: 586

Categories: Military history, Modern

A Century of U S Naval Intelligence

A Century of U S  Naval Intelligence

The series was destroyed after the war because the reports contained much data ... the Department 8 A Century of U.S. Naval Intelligence Spanish-American War.

Author: Wyman H. Packard

Publisher: Naval Historical Center

ISBN: UOM:39015038547744

Category: Political Science

Page: 498

View: 388

[This work] is intended to provide intelligence professionals, scholars, and the general public with a detailed, topical accounting of the long and varied activities of U.S. Naval Intelligence on behalf of the nation. --from the Foreword.
Categories: Political Science

Alan S Milward and a Century of European Change

Alan S  Milward and a Century of European Change

the Bombing Survey, there has been little systematic study of the German war economy, and historians have been slow to quarry among the patchy, ...

Author: Fernando Guirao

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780415878531

Category: History

Page: 634

View: 981

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

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 ...

Author: Wan Meng Hao

Publisher: Pagesetters Services

ISBN: 9789811805288

Category: Antiques & Collectibles


View: 291

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