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A General Sketch of the European War By Hilaire Belloc
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It is the object of this book, and those which will succeed it in the same series, to put before the reader the main lines of the European War as it proceeds. Each such part must necessarily be... More > completed and issued some little time after the events to which it relates have passed into history.< Less
The European Campaign: Its Origins and Conduct (Enlarged Edition) By Samuel J. Newland et al.
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The authors begin with an examination of prewar planning for various contingencies, then move to the origins of “Germany first” in American war planning. They then focus on the concept,... More > favored by both George C. Marshall and Dwight D. Eisenhower, that the United States and its Allies had to conduct a cross-channel attack and undertake an offensive aimed at the heartland of Germany. Following this background contained in the initial chapters, the remainder of the book provides a comprehensive discussion outlining how the European Campaign was was carried out. The authors conclude that American political leaders and war planners established logical and achievable objectives for the nation’s military forces. However during the campaign’s execution, American military leaders were slow to put into practice what would later be called operational level warfare. For comparison, the authors include an appendix covering German efforts at war planning in the tumultuous 1920s and 1930s.< Less
European Background of American History By Edward Potts Cheyney
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A classic work by an American historian. Contents include: THE EAST AND THE WEST (1200-1500) ; ORIENTAL AND OCCIDENTAL TRADE-ROUTES (1200-1500) ; ITALIAN CONTRIBUTIONS TO EXPLORATION(1200-1500) ;... More > PIONEER WORK OF PORTUGAL(1400-1527) ; SPANISH MONARCHY IN THE AGE OF COLUMBUS (1474-1525) ; POLITICAL INSTITUTIONS OF CENTRAL EUROPE (1400-1650) ; THE SYSTEM OF CHARTERED COMMERCIAL COMPANIES (1550-1700) ; TYPICAL AMERICAN COLONIZING COMPANIES (1600-1628) ; THE PROTESTANT REFORMATION ON THE CONTINENT (1500- 1625) ; RELIGIOUS WARS IN THE NETHERLANDS AND GERMANY (1520- 1648) ; THE ENGLISH CHURCH AND THE CATHOLICS (1534-1660) ; THE ENGLISH PURITANS AND THE SECTS (1550-1689) ; THE POLITICAL SYSTEM OF ENGLAND (1500-1689) ; THE ENGLISH COUNTY AND ITS OFFICERS (1600-1650) ; ENGLISH JUSTICES OF THE PEACE (1600-1650) ; ENGLISH PARISH OR TOWNSHIP GOVERNMENT (1600-1650) ; CRITICAL ESSAY ON AUTHORITIES ; INDEX ; MAPS< Less
Native Life in South Africa, Before and Since the European War and the Boer Rebellion By Sol. T. Plaatje
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"Native Life in South Africa" is one of the most remarkable books on Africa, by one of the continent's most remarkable writers. It was written as a work of impassioned political... More > propaganda, exposing the plight of black South Africans under the whites-only government of newly unified South Africa. It focuses on the effects of the 1913 Natives' Land Act which introduced a uniform system of land segregation between the races. It resulted, as Plaatje shows, in the immediate expulsion of blacks, as "squatters", from their ancestral lands in the Orange Free State now declared "white". But Native Life succeeds in being much more than a work of propaganda. It is a vital social document which captures the spirit of an age and shows the effects of rural segregation on the everyday life of people.< Less
Native Life in South Africa, Before and Since the European War and the Boer Rebellion By Sol. T. Plaatje
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"Native Life in South Africa" is one of the most remarkable books on Africa, by one of the continent's most remarkable writers. It was written as a work of impassioned political... More > propaganda, exposing the plight of black South Africans under the whites-only government of newly unified South Africa. It focuses on the effects of the 1913 Natives' Land Act which introduced a uniform system of land segregation between the races. It resulted, as Plaatje shows, in the immediate expulsion of blacks, as "squatters", from their ancestral lands in the Orange Free State now declared "white". But Native Life succeeds in being much more than a work of propaganda. It is a vital social document which captures the spirit of an age and shows the effects of rural segregation on the everyday life of people.< Less
Aspects of European Union Law By Farrukh Khan
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The creation of a larger European market for goods and services that could benefit all those within the member states was amongst the more important reasons for creating the European Union. After the... More > ravages of the two World Wars, the European Union is now an economic giant that represents 31 % of the global GDP. However, the success presented by the European Union would have been impossible without sincere efforts directed towards regional integration and the promotion of human rights and standards of governance for citizens. This essay presents a discussion about the efforts made for the creation of a common European market that presents freedom of movement of goods and fair competition within its boundaries.< Less
Aspects of European Union Law By Farrukh Khan
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The creation of a larger European market for goods and services that could benefit all those within the member states was amongst the more important reasons for creating the European Union. After the... More > ravages of the two World Wars, the European Union is now an economic giant that represents 31 % of the global GDP. However, the success presented by the European Union would have been impossible without sincere efforts directed towards regional integration and the promotion of human rights and standards of governance for citizens. This essay presents a discussion about the efforts made for the creation of a common European market that presents freedom of movement of goods and fair competition within its boundaries.< Less
The Racial Elements of European History By HFK Günther
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This work by one of Germany’s foremost racial thinkers was first published in 1927. The author provides an oversight of race, defines five different European races and their physical and mental... More > characteristics. Other topics include non-European racial influences, the effect of environment, inheritance and racial mixture. It then discusses the distribution of these races. The longest part of the book is taken up with a referenced overview of European racial history, with a strong emphasis on the role played by Nordics. Finally he looks at the future racial situation in Europe. Although this book displays the Nordicist sentiment common at the time, it contains many eye-opening revelations and theories, including a claim that the original homeland of the Nordic race was North Western Europe, and that Sweden is the most Nordic country on earth, whereas Germany was only 55% Nordic. A fascinating historical document and provides a remarkable insight into pre-World War II German racial thought.< Less
The Racial Elements of European History By HFK Günther
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This work by one of Germany’s foremost racial thinkers was first published in 1927. The author provides an oversight of race, defines five different European races and their physical and mental... More > characteristics. Other topics include non-European racial influences, the effect of environment, inheritance and racial mixture. It then discusses the distribution of these races. The longest part of the book is taken up with a referenced overview of European racial history, with a strong emphasis on the role played by Nordics. Finally he looks at the future racial situation in Europe. Although this book displays the Nordicist sentiment common at the time, it contains many eye-opening revelations and theories, including a claim that the original homeland of the Nordic race was North Western Europe, and that Sweden is the most Nordic country on earth, whereas Germany was only 55% Nordic. A fascinating historical document and provides a remarkable insight into pre-World War II German racial thought.< Less
European Community, Atlantic Community? By Valérie Aubourg, Gérard Bossuat, Giles Scott-Smith
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For more than forty years the security alliance of the North Atlantic Treaty symbolised the common interests of Western Europe and the United States, and provided the context for all transatlantic... More > political and economic relations. Yet the loss of a common enemy in the Soviet Union forced a reconsideration of the purpose of Nato and the mutual interests that still existed between Europe and the United States. These contributions build on this post-Cold War reframing of transatlantic relations and offer a multi-faceted study of the values, purposes, milieus and networks that underlay the Atlantic Community after 1945.< Less