Winston Churchill in the Twenty First Century, Edited by David Cannadine
Автор: Churchill, Sir Winston S. Название: Marlborough ISBN: 0226106357 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780226106359 Издательство: Wiley Рейтинг: Цена: 5363 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: John Churchill, the Duke of Marlborough (1644-1722), was one of the greatest military commanders and statesman in the history of England. His descendant, Sir Winston Churchill wrote this work as both an act of homage, and as an historical insight into the man behind the statesman.
Автор: Edited by James W. Muller Название: Churchill as Peacemaker ISBN: 0521522005 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780521522007 Издательство: Cambridge Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 6024 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Winston Churchill had an acute appreciation of what belongs to war and what belongs to peace. We tend to remember his resistance to Nazi tyranny during the Second World War and his actions as a man of war. In this book, scholars from the United States, Great Britain, and South Africa examine his other actions and comments, those that reflect the primary focus of Churchill’s long career: his attempts to keep and restore peace throughout the world, from Queen Victoria’s little wars to the Cold War.
Описание: In late May 1927 an inexperienced and unassuming 25-year-old Air Mail pilot from rural Minnesota stunned the world by making the first non-stop transatlantic flight. A spectacular feat of individual daring and collective technological accomplishment, Charles Lindbergh's flight from New York to Paris ushered in America's age of commercial aviation. In The Flight of the Century, Thomas Kessner takes a fresh look at one of America's greatest moments, explaining how what was essentially a publicity stunt became a turning point in history. He vividly recreates the flight itself and the euphoric reaction to it on both sides of the Atlantic, and argues that Lindbergh's amazing feat occurred just when the world--still struggling with the disillusionment of WWI--desperately needed a hero to restore a sense of optimism and innocence. Kessner also shows how new forms of mass media made Lindbergh into the most famous international celebrity of his time, casting him in the role of a humble yet dashing American hero of rural origins and traditional values. Much has been made of Lindbergh's personal integrity and his refusal to cash in on his fame. But Kessner reveals that Lindbergh was closely allied with, and managed by, a group of powerful businessmen--Harry Guggenheim, Dwight Morrow, and Henry Breckenridge chief among them--who sought to exploit aviation for mass transport and massive profits. Their efforts paid off as commercial air traffic soared from 6,000 passengers in 1926 to 173,000 passengers in 1929. Kessner's book is the first to fully explore Lindbergh's central role in promoting the airline industry--the rise of which has influenced everything from where we live to how we wage war and do business. The Flight of the Century sheds new light on one of America's fascinatingly enigmatic heroes and most transformative moments. Praise for Capital City: "In Capital City, Kessner has achieved for his subject what James McPherson accomplished for the Civil War." -- Wall Street Journal "Graceful and lucid." -- Mike Wallace, co-author of the Pulitzer Prize-winner Gotham: A History of New York City to 1898
Автор: Addison Название: Winston Churchill ISBN: 0199217572 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780199217571 Издательство: Oxford Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 683 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Pocket-sized biographies, perfect for 21st century readers and students who need a quick but comprehensive biography of a key figure.
Автор: Sandys Celia Название: Churchill Wanted Dead or Alive ISBN: 1623490677 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781623490676 Издательство: Eurospan Рейтинг: Цена: 4026 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Celia Sandys goes ‘in grandfather’s footsteps’ to retrace young Winston Churchill’s adventures during nine months of the Anglo-Boer War in South Africa – where Churchill served as war correspondent, combatant (at Spion Kop and Ladysmith), prisoner-of-war and escapee. Celia Sandys has uncovered a hitherto neglected part of Churchill’s life using many previously untapped sources and giving many hitherto unknown facts and anecdotes. In 1899, within two weeks of his arrival in South Africa to cover the Boer War as a journalist for London’s Morning Post, the twenty-four-year-old Churchill was taken prisoner when his train was ambushed by a Boer patrol. Churchill first enabled most of his companions to escape to safety before he himself was captured and taken to Pretoria, his daring escape prompting a massive manhunt. Evading recapture by taking refuge in a coalmine, then hiding in a goods wagon, his exploits propelled him overnight on to the international stage. One hundred years after these events Celia Sandys followed in her grandfather’s footsteps, visiting campsites, battlefields, the site of his incarceration in Pretoria, and the route of his escape, uncovering a host of fascinating details about this tumultuous period in his early life. Churchill Wanted Dead or Alive is both a thrilling adventure story and a unique insight into the life of a young man who went on to become one of his country’s greatest leaders.
Автор: Addison Название: Churchill: The Unexpected Hero ISBN: 0199297436 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780199297436 Издательство: Oxford Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 1779 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: During the Second World War, Winston Churchill won two resounding victories. The first was a victory over Nazi Germany, the second a victory over the skeptics who had excluded him from high office. This biography examines the life of the most iconic figure in twentieth-century British history, and also the battle over his reputation.
Автор: Sandys Celia Название: From Winston with Love and Kisses ISBN: 1623490685 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781623490683 Издательство: Eurospan Рейтинг: Цена: 4026 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: A delightful and illuminating journey through the early years of Winston Churchill, From Winston with Love and Kisses: The Young Churchill weaves together strands of Churchill’s early writing, mature recollections and reflections on childhood, and the comments of the author, Churchill’s granddaughter. Together with a rich store of images and ephemera from the family archives, this book provides an enthralling composite view of the lonely and sickly little boy who survived on sheer tenacity to become one of the greatest leaders of the twentieth century. Lavishly illustrated throughout and reproducing in facsimile many of the young Winston’s letters and early artistic efforts, this captivating book brings us an intimate portrait of Churchill’s youth.
They were abolitionists, speculators, slave owners, government officials, and occasional politicians. They were observers of the anxieties and dramas of empire. And they were from one family. The Inner Life of Empires tells the intimate history of the Johnstones--four sisters and seven brothers who lived in Scotland and around the globe in the fast-changing eighteenth century. Piecing together their voyages, marriages, debts, and lawsuits, and examining their ideas, sentiments, and values, renowned historian Emma Rothschild illuminates a tumultuous period that created the modern economy, the British Empire, and the philosophical Enlightenment.
One of the sisters joined a rebel army, was imprisoned in Edinburgh Castle, and escaped in disguise in 1746. Her younger brother was a close friend of Adam Smith and David Hume. Another brother was fluent in Persian and Bengali, and married to a celebrated poet. He was the owner of a slave known only as "Bell or Belinda," who journeyed from Calcutta to Virginia, was accused in Scotland of infanticide, and was the last person judged to be a slave by a court in the British isles. In Grenada, India, Jamaica, and Florida, the Johnstones embodied the connections between European, American, and Asian empires. Their family history offers insights into a time when distinctions between the public and private, home and overseas, and slavery and servitude were in constant flux.
Based on multiple archives, documents, and letters, The Inner Life of Empires looks at one family's complex story to describe the origins of the modern political, economic, and intellectual world.
Описание: Sarah Hicks Williams was the northern-born wife of an antebellum slaveholder. Rebecca Fraser traces her journey as she relocates to Clifton Grove, the Williams` slaveholding plantation, presenting her with complex dilemmas as she reconciled her new role as plantation mistress to the gender script she had been raised with in the North.
Описание: Tells the intimate history of the Johnstones - four sisters and seven brothers who lived in Scotland and around the globe in the fast-changing eighteenth century. This title brings together their voyages, marriages, debts, and lawsuits, examining their ideas, sentiments, and values.
Описание: Charles de Gaulle of France, Juan Peron of Argentina, and Pierre Elliott Trudeau of Canada all achieved the pinnacle of political power, fell from or relinquished power, and then, after a period in the political wilderness, regained their power.
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