A sweeping, brilliantly vivid history of the sudden end of the British empire and the moment when America became a world superpower. I have not become the king's First Minister in order to preside over the liquidation of the British Empire. Winston churchill's famous statement in november 1942, just as the tide of the Second World War was beginning to turn, pugnaciously affirmed his loyalty to the world-wide institution that he had served for most of his life.
The Last Thousand Days of the British Empire: Churchill, Roosevelt, and the Birth of the Pax Americana - The last thousand days of the british Empire is a captivating work of popular history that shows how the events that followed the war reshaped the world as profoundly as the conflict itself. Yet less than five years after churchill's defiant speech, the British Empire effectively ended with Indian Independence in August 1947 and the end of the British Mandate in Palestine in May 1948.
. How did this rapid change of fortune come about? Peter Clarke's book is the first to analyze the abrupt transition from Rule Britannia to Pax Americana. As the sun set on britain's Empire, the age of America as world superpower dawned.
A Country of Vast Designs: James K. Polk, the Mexican War and the Conquest of the American Continent Simon & Schuster America CollectionSimon & Schuster - A crucial architect of modern America, James K. A new york times bestseller and new york Times Notable Book Robert Merry's brilliant and highly acclaimed history of a crucial epoch in U. S. Polk completed the story of america’s Manifest Destiny—extending its territory across the continent by threatening England with war and manufacturing a controversial and unpopular two-year war with Mexico.
History—the presidency of James K. Polk deserves to be elevated out of the mists of history" Jon Meacham, author of American Lion. Polk, "our most underrated president" Walter Isaacson, author of Einstein. In a one-term presidency, James K.
At the Highest Levels: The Inside Story of the End of the Cold WarOpen Road Media - Bush and soviet Premier Mikhail Gorbachev. At the highest levels is the fascinating story of that unlikely partnership, a real-time exposé of the negotiations between US President George H. But the peaceful end of the cold war was far from assured, requiring the leaders of rival superpowers to look beyond the animosities of the past and embrace an uncertain future.
The result is “an accurate first draft of the Cold War’s last days, ” wrote David Remnick in the New Yorker, “filled with gaudy historical riches. Each an acclaimed author in his own right, beschloss and Talbott together deliver journalism at its best: an “intimate and utterly absorbing” record of this critical meeting of minds The New York Times.
At the Highest Levels: The Inside Story of the End of the Cold War - . The landmark story of bush-gorbachev diplomacy: “No one has ever given as complete and compelling an account of the higher reaches of foreign policy” Time. And the usSR was falling apart. December 1989. Granted extraordinary access to private conversations and closed-door meetings at the Kremlin, Pentagon, CIA, and KGB, White House, Michael Beschloss and Strobe Talbott reveal the high-stakes international diplomacy that ended the nuclear arms race and decades of proxy wars.
W. The berlin Wall had fallen. Millions across the Eastern Bloc were enjoying new freedoms.
The History Of ProtestantismKirk Press - When martin luther rebelled against the Church of Rome and nailed his Ninety-five Theses to a church door in Wittenberg he sent shock waves through the Christian World. This was the beginning of the Protestant Reformation, which would cleave Christendom in two. But where did luther’s ideas come from?and what actually occurred during the Reformation?James Aitken Wylie in his seminal work, The History of Protestantism explains the origins of this religious revolution through to its impact across the world.
Through exposing the precursors of protestantism, and explaining how the Roman Catholic church had developed since the fall of the Roman Empire, such as the Waldenses, Wylie is able to explain how mid-sixteenth century Europe became a hotbed of discussions on religion and the position of the Church of Rome.
The History Of Protestantism - He uncovers how the founding fathers from Luther and Hus to Calvin and Zwingli forged their churches under the oppression of the Roman Catholic leaders, and sometimes in conflict with other Protestant churches. Wylie uncovers how different nations reacted to the advent of Protestantism through the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, France, Scandinavia, including Switzerland, England and the multitude of German states in the Holy Roman Empire.
Protestantism had no centralized organization to define doctrine so across these varying regions differing churches developed. Wylie died before completing his History of the Scottish Nation in 1890 Wylie explains their different theological positions and why such differences arose. The history of protestantism is essential reading for anyone interested in how this faith broke with Rome and survived through its tumultuous first few centuries to develop into the religion that it is recognizable as today.
American Crisis: George Washington and the Dangerous Two Years After Yorktown, 1781-1783Bloomsbury USA - At their heart was the remarkable speech Gen. George washington gave to his troops evcamped north of New York in Newburgh, quelling a brewing rebellion that could have overturned the nascent government. The british still held new york, largely bankrupt themselves, savannah, wilmington, and Charleston; the Royal Navy controlled the seas; the states--despite having signed the Articles of Confederation earlier that year--retained their individual sovereignty and, refused to send any money in the new nation's interest; members of Congress were in constant disagreement; and the Continental army was on the verge of mutiny.
William fowler's an american crisis chronicles these tumultuous and dramatic two years, from Yorktown until the British left New York in November 1783. During that time, the Revolution came closer to being lost than at any time in the previous half dozen. The story of the dramatic two years october 1781-November 1783 after General Cornwallis's surrender at Yorktown, when the nascent United States was on the brink of immediate collapse.
American Crisis: George Washington and the Dangerous Two Years After Yorktown, 1781-1783 - Most people believe the american revolution ended in October, 1781, after the battle of Yorktown; in fact the war continued for two more traumatic years.
Roosevelt: The Soldier of Freedom 1940–1945Open Road Media - The “engrossing” pulitzer prize and National Book Award–winning history of FDR’s final years Barbara Tuchman. The second entry in james macgregor burns’s definitive two-volume biography of Franklin Delano Roosevelt begins with the president’s precedent-breaking third term election in 1940, just as Americans were beginning to face the likelihood of war.
Hailed by william shirer as “the definitive book on roosevelt in the war years, ” The Soldier of Freedom is a moving profile of a leader gifted with rare political talent in an era of extraordinary challenges, sacrifices, endlessly readable, informative, ” and by bestselling author Barbara Tuchman as “engrossing, heroism, and hardship.
Roosevelt: The Soldier of Freedom 1940–1945 - . Here, burns examines roosevelt’s skillful wartime leadership as well as his vision for post-war peace.
Nazi Germany and the Jews: Volume 1: The Years of Persecution 1933-1939HarperCollins e-books - Most telling of all, humiliation, are the testimonies of ordinary German citizens, impoverishment, segregation, who in the main acquiesced to increasing waves of dismissals, perhaps, expulsion, and violence. A great historian crowns a lifetime of thought and research by answering a question that has haunted us for more than 50 years: How did one of the most industrially and culturally advanced nations in the world embark on and continue along the path leading to one of the most enormous criminal enterprises in history, after the 1933 Nazi accession to power, the extermination of Europe's Jews? Giving considerable emphasis to a wealth of new archival findings, Saul Friedlander restores the voices of Jews who, were engulfed in an increasingly horrifying reality.
We hear from the persecutors themselves: the leaders of the Nazi party, the university elites, the members of the Protestant and Catholic hierarchies, and the heads of the business community.
Once Upon a Time in Russia: The Rise of the Oligarchs—A True Story of Ambition, Wealth, Betrayal, and MurderAtria Books - With unprecedented, power, and corruption to uncover this exciting story, Mezrich takes us inside a world of unimaginable wealth, exclusive first-person sourcing, a true-life thriller epic for our time—“Wolf Hall on the Moskva” Bookpage. The new york times bestselling author of bringing down the house and the accidental Billionaires tells his most incredible story yet: A true drama of obscene wealth, rivalry, crime, and betrayal from deep inside the world of billionaire Russian oligarchs that Booklist called “one more example of just how talented a storyteller Mezrich is.
Meet two larger-than-life russians: former mathematician boris berezovsky, becoming known as the Godfather of the Kremlin; and Roman Abramovich, who moved into more lucrative ventures as well as politics, a dashing young entrepreneur who built one of Russia’s largest oil companies from the ground up.
Once Upon a Time in Russia: The Rise of the Oligarchs—A True Story of Ambition, Wealth, Betrayal, and Murder - After a chance meeting on a yacht in the caribbean, the men became locked in a complex partnership, surfing the waves of privatization after the fall of the Soviet regime and amassing mega fortunes while also taking the reins of power in Russia. As abramovich prospered, Berezovsky was found dead in a luxurious London town house, declared a suicide.
With berezovsky serving as the younger entrepreneur’s krysha—literally, his roof, his protector—they battled their way through the “Wild East” of Russia until their relationship soured when Berezovsky attacked President Vladimir Putin in the media. Dead bodies trailed berezovsky as he escaped to London, where an associate died painfully of Polonium poisoning, creating an international furor.
Blind Ambition: The White House YearsOpen Road Media - But while the events were still fresh in his mind, he wrote this remarkable memoir about the operations of the Nixon White House and the crisis that led to the president’s resignation. Upon its original publication, kirkus reviews hailed it “the flip side of All the President’s Men—a document, a minefield, and prime entertainment.
Today, worse than watergate, and the bestselling author of such books as The Nixon Defense, Dean is a respected and outspoken advocate for transparency and ethics in government, and Conservatives Without Conscience. As white house counsel to Richard Nixon, a young John W. Dean was one of the primary players in the Watergate scandal—and ultimately became the government’s key witness in the investigations that ended the Nixon presidency.
His memory of who said what and to whom is astounding” Foreign Affairs. A six-month new york times bestseller: “Not only the best Watergate book, but a very good book indeed” The Sunday Times. . After the scandal subsided, Dean rebuilt his career, first in business and then as a bestselling author and lecturer.
Blind Ambition: The White House Years - It also contains dean’s own unsparing reflections on the personal demons that drove him to participate in the sordid affair. Here, in blind ambition, he “paints a candid picture of the sickening moral bankruptcy which permeated the White House and to which he contributed. Called “fascinating” by commentary, which noted that “there can be little doubt of Dean's memory or his candor, ” Blind Ambition offers an insider’s view of the deceptions and machinations that brought down an administration and changed the American people’s view of politics and power.
9 Book Collection: Nelson's History of the War, The Battle of Jutland & The Battle of the Somme: Selected Works from the Acclaimed War Correspondent ... Perspective and Experience During the War - World War IMusaicum Books - With the outbreak of the first World War, Buchan worked as a correspondent in France for The Times. We must, then, i think, suspend our judgment as to the real causes of war till time and documents give us the clue. What is on the surface is clear enough, but it is what is under the surface that matters.
The edition incorporates an interactive table of contents, footnotes and other information relevant to the content which makes the reading experience meticulously organized and enjoyable. Table of contents: days to remember: the british empire in the great war the battle of jutland The Battle of the Somme, First Phase The Battle of the Somme, Second Phase Nelson's History of the War Volumes I–V "The definite history of this war is not now to be written, or for many a day.
9 Book Collection: Nelson's History of the War, The Battle of Jutland & The Battle of the Somme: Selected Works from the Acclaimed War Correspondent ... Perspective and Experience During the War - World War I - Perhaps the pregnant word "mobilization" may explain much. Still it may be possible to disentangle from this struggle of armed nations over hundreds of miles some explicit narrative which may help all of us who are hungering for help and guidance. This carefully edited collection has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices.
. I am reluctant to believe in a diabolical and cold-blooded scheme to bring about war at this time; at least, this does not seem to be proved. Meanwhile we can only conjecture by the light of a few facts.
The Fall of the Dynasties: The Collapse of the Old Order: 1905-1922Congregation Press - An excellent book worthy to rank with Barbara Tuchman’s The Guns of August and Alan Moorehead’s Gallipoli. The new york times“the events may be sprawling but the assessment is succinct … always informative, highly intriguing, one of those historical recreations putting many a novelist in the shade” Kirkus ReviewsEdmond Taylor was a journalist who also published a number of works on European history.
The fall of the Dynasties was first published in 1963. His other famous works include The Strategy of Terror and Awakening From History. Taylor passed away at the age of 90 in 1998. In this fascinating account of the period from 1905 through to 1922 Taylor examines how these opulent dynasts existed upon a tightrope of power, where they were increasingly concerned with petty diplomatic squabbles between themselves and ignored the rebellious spirits of their subjects.
The Fall of the Dynasties: The Collapse of the Old Order: 1905-1922 - Taylor’s work provides wonderful portraits of all the major figures in world politics at the beginning of the twentieth century from those who held power such as the mock-heroic figure of Wilhelm II and the out-of-depth Czar Nicholas II to those who replaced them like Mustafa Kemal and Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov, better known as Lenin.
The fall of the dynasties: the collapse of the old order, 1905-1922 is remarkable account of the early twentieth century that uncovers the origins of the First World War as well as explaining how European power was dramatically different in 1922 to what it had been in 1905. Popular history of the finest sort.
. A tour de force of scholarship and sophistication” Kirkus ReviewsIn the aftermath of World War One four of the most powerful royal families had been deposed and the sprawling empires that they had once ruled over lay in tatters.