Drafts of lectures, notes, clippings, correspondence, and pamphlets, relating to relief work in World War I, international relations in the 1930s, American foreign policy, and British and Irish politics.
Clippings from American newspapers, exhibiting editorial reactions to the Versailles peace settlement, the Anglo-Japanese alliance, the establishment of the Irish Free State, and the anticolonial movement in India. Many of the clippings are from German- and French-language newspapers in the United States. Collected by the British Library of Information in New York City.
Revised ed. - London ; Ann Arbor, MI : Pluto Press ; 2004.
Book — xii, 303 p. : map ; 23 cm.
1. The Three Pillars of the British Empire--
2. The Lines are Drawn: Germany and the Geopolitics of the Great War.
3. A Global Fight for Control of Petroleum Begins.
4. Oil Becomes the Weapon, the Near East the Battleground.
5. Combined & Conflicting Goals: U.S. rivals Britain--
6. The Anglo-Americans Close Ranks--
7. Oil and a New World Order of Bretton Woods.
8. A Sterling Crisis and the Adenauer-de Gaulie Threat.
9. Running the world economy in reverse: Who made the 1970's oil shocks?
10. Europe, Japan and a response to the oil shock--
11. Imposing the New World Order--
12. From Evil Empire to the Axis of Evil--
13. A new millennium for oil geopolitics-- Appendices-- Index of names.
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