Автор: Payne Stanley G., Palacios Jesus Название: Franco: A Personal and Political Biography ISBN: 0299302105 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780299302108 Издательство: Eurospan Рейтинг: Цена: 6730 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: General Francisco Franco ruled Spain for nearly forty years, as one of the most powerful and controversial leaders in that nation's long history. He has been the subject of many biographies, several of them more than a thousand pages in length, but all the preceding works have tended toward one extreme of interpretation or the other. This is the first comprehensive scholarly biography of Franco in English that is objective and balanced in its coverage, treating all three major aspects of his life - personal, military, and political. The coauthors, both renowned historians of Spain, present a deeply researched account that has made extensive use of the Franco Archive (long inaccessible to historians). They have also conducted in-depth interviews with his only daughter to explain better his family background, personal life, and marital environment, as well as his military and political career.Franco: A Personal and Political Biography depicts his early life, explains his career and rise to prominence as an army officer who became Europe's youngest interwar brigadier general in 1926, and then discusses his role in the affairs of the troubled Second Spanish Republic (1931–36). Stanley G. Payne and Jesús Palacios examine in detail how Franco became dictator and how his leadership led to victory in the Spanish Civil War that consolidated his regime. They also explore Franco's role in the great repression that accompanied the Civil War—resulting in tens of thousands of executions - and examine at length his controversial role in World War II.This masterful biography highlights Franco's metamorphoses and adaptations to retain power as politics, culture, and economics shifted in the four decades of his dictatorship.
Автор: Holbrook Название: Anzac, The Unauthorised Biography ISBN: 1742234070 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781742234076 Издательство: Eurospan Рейтинг: Цена: 4141 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: For 100 years, Australians have sought their reflection in the Great War. This book tells the story of what we saw.Raise a glass for an Anzac. Run for an Anzac. Camp under the stars for an Anzac. Is there anything Australians won’t do to keep the Anzac legend at the centre of our national story?Standing firm on the other side of the enthusiasts is a chorus of critics claiming that the appetite for Anzac is militarising our history and indoctrinating our children. So how are we to make sense of this struggle over how we remember the Great War?Anzac, the Unauthorised Biography cuts through the clamour and traces how, since 1915, Australia’s memory of the Great War has declined and surged, reflecting the varied and complex history of the Australian nation itself. Most importantly, it asks why so many Australians persist with the fiction that the nation was born on 25 April 1915.
Автор: Philliou, Christine M. Название: Biography of an empire ISBN: 0520266358 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780520266353 Издательство: Wiley Рейтинг: Цена: 4356 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Presents an account of the great Ottoman Empire in the early nineteenth century, a key period often seen as the eve of Tanzimat westernizing reforms and the beginning of three distinct histories - ethnic nationalism in the Balkans, imperial modernization from Istanbul, and European colonialism in the Middle East.
Автор: Howard J. Woodford Jr. Название: Mr. Justice Murphy: A Political Biography ISBN: 069162240X ISBN-13(EAN): 9780691622408 Издательство: Wiley Рейтинг: Цена: 11072 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
In less than a decade Frank Murphy rose from Mayor of depression-torn Detroit to Governor General and High Commissioner of the Philippines, Governor of Michigan, Attorney General of the United States, and one of the most libertarian Supreme Court Justices in American history. Professor Howard bases his biography of this colorful Irish New Dealer extensively on the recently opened private papers of Justice Murphy, the papers of Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harlan F. Stone, Harold Burton, and Felix Frankfurter. "Mr. Justice Murphy" is a fascinating look at the interplay of high office and personality
Originally published in 1968.
The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.
Автор: Stephenson Paul Название: The Serpent Column: A Cultural Biography ISBN: 0190209062 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780190209063 Издательство: Oxford Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 13016 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: The Serpent Column, a bronze sculpture that has stood in Delphi and Constantinople, today Istanbul, is a Greek representation of the Near Eastern primordial combat myth: it is Typhon, a dragon defeated by Zeus, and also Python slain by Apollo. The column was created after the Battle of Plataia (479 BC), where the sky was dominated by serpentine constellations and by the spiralling tails of the Milky Way. It was erected as a votive for Apollo and as a monument to the victory of the united Greek poleis over the Persians. It is as a victory monument that the column was transplanted to Constantinople and erected in the hippodrome. The column remained a monument to cosmic victory through centuries, but also took on other meanings. Through the Byzantine centuries these interpretation were fundamentally Christian, drawing upon serpentine imagery in Scripture, patristic and homiletic writings. When Byzantines saw the monument they reflected upon this multivalent serpentine symbolism, but also the fact that it was a bronze column. For these observers, it evoked the Temple's brazen pillars, Moses' brazen serpent, the serpentine tempter of Genesis (Satan), and the beast of Revelation. The column was inserted into Christian sacred history, symbolizing creation and the end times. The most enduring interpretation of the column, which is unrelated to religion, and therefore survived the Ottoman capture of the city, is as a talisman against snakes and snake-bites. It is this tale that was told by travellers to Constantinople throughout the Middle Ages, and it is this story that is told to tourists today who visit Istanbul. In this book, Paul Stephenson twists together multiple strands to relate the cultural biography of a unique monument.
Alvin C. York (1887--1964) -- devout Christian, conscientious objector, and reluctant hero of World War I -- is one of America's most famous and celebrated soldiers. Known to generations through Gary Cooper's Academy Award-winning portrayal in the 1941 film Sergeant York, York is credited with the capture of 132 German soldiers on October 8, 1918, in the Meuse-Argonne region of France -- a deed for which he was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor.
At war's end, the media glorified York's bravery but some members of the German military and a soldier from his own unit cast aspersions on his wartime heroics. Historians continue to debate whether York has received more recognition than he deserves. A fierce disagreement about the location of the battle in the Argonne forest has further complicated the soldier's legacy.
In Alvin York, Douglas V. Mastriano sorts fact from myth in the first full-length biography of York in decades. He meticulously examines York's youth in the hills of east Tennessee, his service in the Great War, and his return to a quiet civilian life dedicated to charity. By reviewing artifacts recovered from the battlefield using military terrain analysis, forensic study, and research in both German and American archives, Mastriano reconstructs the events of October 8 and corroborates the recorded accounts. On the eve of the WWI centennial, Alvin York promises to be a major contribution to twentieth-century military history.
Автор: Service Robert Название: Lenin: A Biography ISBN: 0674008286 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780674008281 Издательство: Wiley Рейтинг: Цена: 4347 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Giving a picture of Lenin in all his different roles, Service also provides an account of a great turning point in modern history. In discovering the origins of the USSR, he casts light on the nature of the state and society Lenin left behind, one that has not entirely disappeared after the collapse of the Soviet regime in 1991.
Описание: A biography of Edward M. House, a patient, crafty, and sometimes cynical political infighter who would become Woodrow Wilson`s closest foreign policy adviser.
Автор: Service Robert Название: Stalin: A Biography ISBN: 0674022580 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780674022584 Издательство: Wiley Рейтинг: Цена: 4165 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Overthrowing the conventional image of Stalin as an uneducated political administrator inexplicably transformed into a pathological killer, Robert Service reveals a more complex and fascinating story behind this notorious twentieth-century figure. Drawing on unexplored archives and personal testimonies gathered from across Russia and Georgia, this is the first full-scale biography of the Soviet dictator in twenty years.
Service describes in unprecedented detail the first half of Stalin's life--his childhood in Georgia as the son of a violent, drunkard father and a devoted mother; his education and religious training; and his political activity as a young revolutionary. No mere messenger for Lenin, Stalin was a prominent activist long before the Russian Revolution. Equally compelling is the depiction of Stalin as Soviet leader. Service recasts the image of Stalin as unimpeded despot; his control was not limitless. And his conviction that enemies surrounded him was not entirely unfounded.
Stalin was not just a vengeful dictator but also a man fascinated by ideas and a voracious reader of Marxist doctrine and Russian and Georgian literature as well as an internationalist committed to seeing Russia assume a powerful role on the world stage. In examining the multidimensional legacy of Stalin, Service helps explain why later would-be reformers--such as Khrushchev and Gorbachev--found the Stalinist legacy surprisingly hard to dislodge.
Rather than diminishing the horrors of Stalinism, this is an account all the more disturbing for presenting a believable human portrait. Service's lifetime engagement with Soviet Russia has resulted in the most comprehensive and compelling portrayal of Stalin to date.
Автор: Hanioğlu M. Şukru Название: Ataturk: An Intellectual Biography ISBN: 0691175829 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780691175829 Издательство: Wiley Рейтинг: Цена: 3084 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
When Mustafa Kemal Ataturk became the first president of Turkey in 1923, he set about transforming his country into a secular republic where nationalism sanctified by science--and by the personality cult Ataturk created around himself--would reign supreme as the new religion. This book provides the first in-depth look at the intellectual life of the Turkish Republic's founder. In doing so, it frames him within the historical context of the turbulent age in which he lived, and explores the uneasy transition from the late Ottoman imperial order to the modern Turkish state through his life and ideas.
Shedding light on one of the most complex and enigmatic statesmen of the modern era, M. Sukru Hanioglu takes readers from Ataturk's youth as a Muslim boy in the volatile ethnic cauldron of Macedonia, to his education in nonreligious and military schools, to his embrace of Turkish nationalism and the modernizing Young Turks movement. Who was this figure who sought glory as an ambitious young officer in World War I, defied the victorious Allies intent on partitioning the Turkish heartland, and defeated the last sultan? Hanioglu charts Ataturk's intellectual and ideological development at every stage of his life, demonstrating how he was profoundly influenced by the new ideas that were circulating in the sprawling Ottoman realm. He shows how Ataturk drew on a unique mix of scientism, materialism, social Darwinism, positivism, and other theories to fashion a grand utopian framework on which to build his new nation.
Now with a new preface, this book provides the first in-depth look at the intellectual life of the Turkish Republic's founder.
Автор: Gildart Название: Dictionary of Labour Biography ISBN: 0333968735 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780333968734 Издательство: Springer Рейтинг: Цена: 29700 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: The Dictionary of Labour Biography has an outstanding reputation as a reference work for the study of nineteenth and twentieth-century British history. The coverage emphasizes the ethnic and national diversity of British labour, the contribution of women and neglected political traditions including Trotskyism.
Описание: The key role that farming plays in the economy of Indiana today owes much to the work of John Harrison Skinner (1874–1942). Skinner was a pioneering educator and administrator who transformed the study of agriculture at Purdue University during the first decades of the twentieth century. From humble origins, occupying one building and 150 acres at the start of his career, the agriculture program grew to spread over ten buildings and 1,000 acres by the end of his tenure as its first dean. A focused, single-minded man, Skinner understood from his own background as a grain and stock farmer that growers could no longer rely on traditional methods in adapting to a rapidly changing technological and economic environment, in which tractors were replacing horses and new crops such as alfalfa and soy were transforming the arable landscape. Farmers needed education, and only by hiring the best and brightest faculty could Purdue give them the competitive edge that they needed. While he excelled as a manager and advocate for Indiana agriculture, Skinner never lost touch with his own farming roots, taking especial interest in animal husbandry. During the course of his career as dean (1907–1939), the number of livestock on Purdue farms increased fourfold, and Skinner showed his knowledge of breeding by winning many times at the International Livestock Exposition. Today, the scale of Purdue’s College of Agriculture has increased to offer almost fifty programs to hundreds of students from all over the globe. However, at its base, the agricultural program in place today remains largely as John Harrison Skinner built it, responsive to Indiana but with its focus always on scientific innovation in the larger world.
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