The Last Thousand Days of the British Empire: Churchill, Roosevelt, and the Birth of the Pax Americana

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Bloomsbury Press #ad - His swiftly paced narrative makes superb use of letters and diaries to provide vivid portraits of the figures around whom history pivoted: Churchill, Truman, Roosevelt, Stalin, Gandhi, and a host of lesser-known figures though whom Clarke brilliantly shows the human dimension of epochal events. 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.

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. 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.

The Last Thousand Days of the British Empire: Churchill, Roosevelt, and the Birth of the Pax Americana #ad - 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.

Britain fought and sacrificed on a worldwide scale to defeat Hitler and his allies-and won. As the sun set on britain's Empire, the age of America as world superpower dawned.

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A Country of Vast Designs: James K. Polk, the Mexican War and the Conquest of the American Continent Simon & Schuster America Collection

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Simon & Schuster #ad - A Country of Vast Designs: James K. Polk, the Mexican War and the Conquest of the American Continent Simon & Schuster America Collection #ad - 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. A crucial architect of modern America, James K. 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. 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.

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American Crisis: George Washington and the Dangerous Two Years After Yorktown, 1781-1783

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Bloomsbury USA #ad - At their heart was the remarkable speech Gen. 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. The british still held new york, 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, Savannah, largely bankrupt themselves, 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. George washington gave to his troops evcamped north of New York in Newburgh, quelling a brewing rebellion that could have overturned the nascent government.

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American Phoenix: John Quincy and Louisa Adams, the War of 1812, and the Exile that Saved American Independence

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Thomas Nelson #ad - Cook’s close-up perspective shows how this American couple’s Russian destination changed US destiny.  . Cook artfully reveals john quincy’s devastation after losing the job of his dreams, battle for America’s need to thrive economically, and sojourn to secure his homeland’s survival as a sovereign nation.

Author, and national media commentator Jane Hampton Cook breathes life into once-obscure history, historian, weaving a meticulously researched biographical tapestry that reads like a gripping novel. Cook has crafted not only a riveting narrative but also an easy-to-understand history filled with fly-on-the-wall vignettes from 1812 and its hardscrabble, freedom-hungry people.

American Phoenix: John Quincy and Louisa Adams, the War of 1812, and the Exile that Saved American Independence #ad - While unveiling vivid portrayals of each character—a colorful assortment of heroes and villains, patriots and pirates, rogues and rabble-rousers—she paints equally fresh, intimate portraits of both John Quincy and Louisa Adams. American phoenix is the sweeping, riveting tale of a grand historic adventure across forbidding oceans and frozen tundra—from the bustling ports and towering birches of Boston to the remote reaches of pre-Soviet Russia, from an exile in arctic St.

With the arc and intrigue of shakespearean drama in a jane austen era, American Phoenix is a timely yet timeless addition to the recent renaissance of works on the founding Adams family, from patriarchs John and Abigail to the second-generation of John Quincy and Louisa and beyond. Upon these varied landscapes this Adams and his Eve must find a way to transform their banishment into America’s salvation.

Petersburg to resurrection and reunion among the gardens of Paris. John quincy and Louisa Adams’s unexpected journey that changed everything.

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The History Of Protestantism

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Kirk Press #ad - 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.

James aitken wylie was a Scottish historian of religion and Presbyterian minister. 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, such as the waldenses, and explaining how the Roman Catholic church had developed since the fall of the Roman Empire, 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 #ad - 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, including Switzerland, France, Scandinavia, 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. He was a prolific writer and is most famous for his twenty-four book long The History of Protestantism, which was first published in 1878.

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Once Upon a Time in Russia: The Rise of the Oligarchs—A True Story of Ambition, Wealth, Betrayal, and Murder

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Atria Books #ad - Dead bodies trailed berezovsky as he escaped to London, where an associate died painfully of Polonium poisoning, creating an international furor. 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, crime, rivalry, 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, who moved into more lucrative ventures as well as politics, becoming known as the Godfather of the Kremlin; and Roman Abramovich, a dashing young entrepreneur who built one of Russia’s largest oil companies from the ground up.

With unprecedented, mezrich takes us inside a world of unimaginable wealth, and corruption to uncover this exciting story, power, exclusive first-person sourcing, a true-life thriller epic for our time—“Wolf Hall on the Moskva” Bookpage. As abramovich prospered, Berezovsky was found dead in a luxurious London town house, declared a suicide.

Once Upon a Time in Russia: The Rise of the Oligarchs—A True Story of Ambition, Wealth, Betrayal, and Murder #ad - 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. 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.

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Nazi Germany and the Jews: Volume 1: The Years of Persecution 1933-1939

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HarperCollins e-books #ad - 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, the extermination of Europe's Jews? Giving considerable emphasis to a wealth of new archival findings, Saul Friedlander restores the voices of Jews who, after the 1933 Nazi accession to power, were engulfed in an increasingly horrifying reality.

We hear from the persecutors themselves: the leaders of the Nazi party, the members of the Protestant and Catholic hierarchies, the university elites, and the heads of the business community. Most telling of all, segregation, who in the main acquiesced to increasing waves of dismissals, impoverishment, expulsion, perhaps, humiliation, are the testimonies of ordinary German citizens, and violence.

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The Fall of the Dynasties: The Collapse of the Old Order: 1905-1922

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Congregation Press #ad - Yet although the hohenzollerns, habsburgs and ottomans may have been oblivious to their impending fate, Romanovs, Edmond Taylor demonstrates how there was an ever-increasing swell of discontentment that surrounded them prior to the First World War. His other famous works include The Strategy of Terror and Awakening From History.

. 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. 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 #ad - 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.

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.

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At the Highest Levels: The Inside Story of the End of the Cold War

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Open Road Media #ad - 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. Granted extraordinary access to private conversations and closed-door meetings at the Kremlin, CIA, White House, and KGB, Pentagon, Michael Beschloss and Strobe Talbott reveal the high-stakes international diplomacy that ended the nuclear arms race and decades of proxy wars.

The berlin Wall had fallen. Bush and soviet Premier Mikhail Gorbachev. Millions across the Eastern Bloc were enjoying new freedoms. W. December 1989. 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.

At the Highest Levels: The Inside Story of the End of the Cold War #ad - At the highest levels is the fascinating story of that unlikely partnership, a real-time exposé of the negotiations between US President George H. 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.

And the usSR was falling apart.  .

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Brief History of Indonesia: Sultans, Spices, and Tsunamis: The Incredible Story of Southeast Asia's Largest Nation

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Tuttle Publishing #ad - These are the islands that europeans set out on countless voyages of discovery to find and later fought bitterly over in the 15th, 16th and 17th centuries. For readers who want an entertaining introduction to Asia's most fascinating country, this is delightful reading. Indonesian history and culture are especially relevant today as the Island nation is an emerging power in the region with a dynamic new leader.

. This was the land that Christopher Columbus sought, and Magellan actually reached and explored. It is a land of incredible diversity and unending paradoxes that has a long and rich history stretching back a thousand years and more. It recounts the colorful visits of foreign travelers who have passed through these shores for many centuries—from Chinese Buddhist pilgrims and Dutch adventurers to English sea captains and American movie stars.

Brief History of Indonesia: Sultans, Spices, and Tsunamis: The Incredible Story of Southeast Asia's Largest Nation #ad - Sultans, spices, and tsunamis: the incredible story of the World's Largest Archipelago Indonesia is by far the largest nation in Southeast Asia and has the fourth largest population in the world after the United States. One tiny indonesian island was even exchanged for the island of Manhattan in 1667! This fascinating history book tells the story of Indonesia as a narrative of kings, soldiers and revolutionaries, fiery volcanoes, missionaries, traders, featuring stormy sea crossings, and the occasional tiger.

Indonesia is the fabled "spice Islands" of every school child's dreams—one of the most colorful and fascinating countries in history.

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History of the Great War, 1914-1918

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Coumarin Press #ad - H. Sperry, balance, the journal of International Relations“it holds practically a unique place for fullness of information, fairness, and accuracy. William stearns davis, The American Historical ReviewCarlton J. Hayes uncovers the complex causes, events and results of this infamous war that defined the twentieth century.

Rather than simply focussing on the famous battles of verdun, the somme, ypres, in africa and the Far East, Passchendaele, in the Balkans, in the Near East between the Ottoman and British Empires, and the Marne, Hayes exposes the battles and conflicts that occurred on the Eastern Front, and in the seas of the Atlantic and the Pacific.

Hayes orders the book chronologically so that the developments of the conflict across the world can be seen year by year. This work reveals the complex politics of both the Allied Powers and the Central Powers as each individual nation had aims and desires which they wanted to support while continuing to fight their common enemies.

History of the Great War, 1914-1918 #ad - As the western front began to be tied down in trench warfare the various other fronts around the world were also in conflict. History of the great war, 1914-1918 was originally published under the title Brief History of the Great War in 1920 Yet the author has produced a work notable for good proportion and balance, for coherence and lucidity, for a just measure of relative values and for a penetrating perception of the truth.

Earl E. H.

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