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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
European Missile Defense And Russia By Strategic Studies Institute et al.
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The recent history of the conversation with Russia over plans for European missile defense has been one of repeated and unsuccessful attempts to allay strongly worded Russian concerns. None of these... More > attempts has mitigated Russia’s trenchant opposition to U.S. plans. At times, this opposition can appear based on grounds which are spurious or incomprehensible. In this monograph, Mr. Keir Giles, a British academic and long-term scholar of Russia, examines the history of missile defense, and the current dialogue, from a Russian perspective in order to explain the root causes of Russian alarm. He presents specific recommendations for managing the Russia relationship in the context of missile defense. Important conclusions are also drawn for the purpose of managing the dialogue over missile defense plans not only with Russia as an opponent, but also with European North Atlantic Treaty Organization allies as partners and hosts.< Less
One of Thousands: A Navigator In the European Air War By Frederick Fooy
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Jules “Julie” Lasner volunteered for service after the United States entered World War II, and he was trained as a navigator in a B-17 Flying Fortress. Lasner flew twenty-seven missions... More > over occupied Europe during the final phases of a strategic bombing campaign against Germany, dodging the Luftwaffe’s anti-aircraft defenses in the cold, wintry skies. Based on interviews with Lasner as well as his wartime correspondence, this book offers a glimpse into his experiences as a member of the 8th Air Force. Along with thousands of others, he pounded the Third Reich around the clock in a four-engine bomber over the last eight months of the war. This account offers an insider’s look into the state of the German air defenses as well as some of the effects of the strategic bomb offensive. Lasner’s story shows that one person’s experiences and decisions affect many people, and it also reveals how he was affected by total war. Go beyond the statistics that so often dehumanize conflict with One of Thousands.< Less
One of Thousands: A Navigator in the European Air War By Frederick Fooy
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Jules “Julie” Lasner volunteered for service after the United States entered World War II, and he was trained as a navigator in a B-17 Flying Fortress. Lasner flew twenty-seven missions... More > over occupied Europe during the final phases of a strategic bombing campaign against Germany, dodging the Luftwaffe’s anti-aircraft defenses in the cold, wintry skies. Based on interviews with Lasner as well as his wartime correspondence, this book offers a glimpse into his experiences as a member of the 8th Air Force. Along with thousands of others, he pounded the Third Reich around the clock in a four-engine bomber over the last eight months of the war. This account offers an insider’s look into the state of the German air defenses as well as some of the effects of the strategic bomb offensive. Lasner’s story shows that one person’s experiences and decisions affect many people, and it also reveals how he was affected by total war. Go beyond the statistics that so often dehumanize conflict with One of Thousands.< 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
A Pocket Guide to European History By Montgomery Ashford
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Europe, in particular Ancient Greece, was the birthplace of Western culture. It played a predominant role in global affairs from the 16th century onwards, especially after the beginning of... More > colonialism. Between the 16th and 20th centuries, European nations controlled at various times the Americas, most of Africa, Oceania, and large portions of Asia. Both World Wars were ignited in Central Europe, greatly contributing to a decline in European dominance in world affairs by the mid-20th century as the United States and Soviet Union took prominence. During the Cold War Europe was divided along the Iron Curtain between NATO in the West and the Warsaw Pact in the East. European integration led to the formation of the Council of Europe and the European Union in Western Europe, both of which have been expanding eastward since the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991. Explore the history behind the cradle of civilization, explore the history behind the world.< Less
A Pocket Guide to European History By Montgomery Ashford
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Europe, in particular Ancient Greece, was the birthplace of Western culture. It played a predominant role in global affairs from the 16th century onwards, especially after the beginning of... More > colonialism. Between the 16th and 20th centuries, European nations controlled at various times the Americas, most of Africa, Oceania, and large portions of Asia. Both World Wars were ignited in Central Europe, greatly contributing to a decline in European dominance in world affairs by the mid-20th century as the United States and Soviet Union took prominence. During the Cold War Europe was divided along the Iron Curtain between NATO in the West and the Warsaw Pact in the East. European integration led to the formation of the Council of Europe and the European Union in Western Europe, both of which have been expanding eastward since the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991. Explore the history behind the cradle of civilization, explore the history behind the world.< 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