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Maritime Dilpomacy in the 21st Century: Drivers and Challenges

by Christian Le Mière

 

This book aims to redefine maritime diplomacy for the modern era.

Maritime diplomacy encompasses a spectrum of activities, from co-operative measures such as port visits, exercises and humanitarian assistance...


The War Plans of the Great Powers: 1880-1914

by Paul Kennedy

The origins of the First World War remain one of the greatest twentieth century historical controversies. In this debate the role of military planning in particular and of militarism in general, are a key focus...


The Scaremongers: The Advocacy of War and Rearmament 1896-1914

by A. J. A. Morris

This revealing book illustrates how the passion for war was fostered and promoted. The author provides detailed evidence of how and why an image of Germany as a nation determined upon world hegemony was deliberately...


britain america sinews war

by Kathleen Burk

Anglo-American relations were transformed during the First World War. Britain was already in long-term economic decline relative to the United States, but this decline was accelerated by the war, which was militarily...


War And The State: The Transformation of British Government, 1914-1919

by Kathleen Burk

This volume gives students and researchers an insight into British central government in 1914, how and why it altered during the war years and what permanent changes remained when the war was over. The war saw...


socialism challenge of war: Ideas and Politics in Britain, 1912-18

by Jay M. Winter

The First World War marks a crucial period in the history of the socialist wing of the British labour movement. This book is an account of the development of the political ideas and activities of some of the...


britain and the first world war

by John Turner

This book gives students an informed insight into the British experience in the First World War. The contributors, all established First World War historians, have drawn on their own research and secondary sources...


american newsfilm: The Underexposed War

by David H. Mould

The First World War was the first conflict in which film became a significant instrument of propaganda. For the United States, the war had two distinct phases: from August 1914 to April 1917, America was officially...


german policy towards neutral spain

by Ron Carden

This volume describes and analyses the methods Germany used to reinforce Spain's independence thereby preventing Madrid's entry into the war on the Allied side. While there have been many studies dealing with...


This Great Struggle: America's Civil War

by Steven E. Woodworth

Referring to the war that was raging across parts of the American landscape, Abraham Lincoln told Congress in 1862, "We shall nobly save, or meanly lose, the last best hope on earth." Lincoln recognized what...


Allies at Odds: America, Europe, and Vietnam, 1961 1968

by Eugenie M. Blang

Allies at Odds examines America's Vietnam policy from 1961 to 1968 in an international context by focusing on the United States' relationship with its European partners France, West Germany, and Great Britain....


Pan-Asianism: A Documentary History, 1920-Present

by Sven Saaler

Pan-Asianism has been an ideal of Asian solidarity, regional cooperation, and regional integration but also served to justify expansionism and aggression. As such, it has been a decisive factor in the history...


Shodo

by Norio Nagayama

The first interactive digital book on Shodo, the way of calligraphy, with pictures and video lessons of Nagayama Norio Sensei. More than 100 photos, illustrations and haiku; 70 videos-exercises in kanji, kaisho,...


Alexander's Heirs: The Age of the Successors

by Edward M. Anson

Alexander’s Heirs offers a narrative account of the approximately forty years following the death of Alexander the Great, during which his generals vied for control of his vast empire, and through their conflicts...


The Koreans

by Michael Breen

The rise of South Korea is one of the most unexpected and inspirational developments of the latter part of our century. A few decades ago, the Koreans were an impoverished, agricultural people. In one generation...


Masters of the Universe: Hayek, Friedman, and the Birth of Neoliberal Politics

by Daniel Stedman Jones

Based on archival research and interviews with leading participants in the movement, Masters of the Universe traces the ascendancy of neoliberalism from the academy of interwar Europe to supremacy under Reagan...


The Civil War: Voices of Hope, Sacrifice, and Courage

by Gordon Leidner

"Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves...."-President Abraham Lincoln

The third title in Gordon Leidner's successful series, The Civil War: Quotes, Quips, And Speeches captures the...


The Essential Guide to Being Polish

by Marta Turek, Anna Spysz & Lech Walesa

Being Polish is no joke. For ten million people of Polish ancestry in the United States, as well as many who have settled in the UK since the fall of communism, it is a heartfelt matter--and amid all the travel...


Roadside History of Illinois

by Stan Banash

Did you know that Chicago was named for a wild onion? Or that the only president born in Illinois was Ronald Reagan? Or that the Ferris Wheel, processed cheese, the game of softball, the fly swatter, and the...


So Much to Lose: John F. Kennedy and American Policy in Laos

by William J. Rust

Before U.S. combat units were deployed to Vietnam, presidents Eisenhower and Kennedy strove to defeat a communist-led insurgency in Laos. This impoverished, landlocked Southeast Asian kingdom was geopolitically...