Book — 479 pages : illustrations (chiefly colour), 1 map, portraits ; 25 cm
Amid the chaos and violence of the 1905 Revolution in Russia, the Tsar's opponents printed and distributed vast quantities of picture postcards. Easy to share, hide and smuggle, postcards were a way to beat the censor and spread a message of defiance. Produced by a diverse set of revolutionaries, liberals, and opportunists, the content of these cards is equally wide-ranging: from satirical caricatures directed against the government to rare photographs of revolutionary demonstrations. Many of the cards are darkly humorous, combining laughter with a sense of raw indignation at the injustices of Imperial Russia.
Не забудем, не простим! : Проект часовни на Казачьем кладбище в Лиенце-Петтец, Австрия
[Place of publication not identified] : Pravoslavnyĭ Soi͡uz kazakov perezhivshchikh tragedii͡u v Lient͡se v 1945, [1971?] [Place of publication not identified] : Православный Союз казаков переживщих трагедию в Лиенце в 1945, [1971?]
Oxford [England] : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1989.
Book — xix, 449 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Introduction: Economic and Social Interpretation of the First World War
How was Germany defeated?
Society under Siege: Germany, 1914-1918
Food Reform and Food Science
Did Germany really Starve?
Food and the German State
The Agrarian Bond: The United States, Canada and Australia
Late-Victorian Britain: An Import Economy
Causes of the Agricultural Depression, 1870-1914
The Sod House against the Manor House
'Like Rats in a Trap': British Urban Society and Overseas Opportunities
Coast, Interior and Metropolis
Wheat and Empire in Canada
Asian Labour on the Pacific Rim: The Struggle for Exclusion, 1860-1907
Mackenzie King's Odyssey
Asian Labour and White Nationalism, 1907-1914
The Atlantic Orientation
Fear of Famine in British War Plans, 1890-1908
Power and Plenty: Naval Mercantilism, 1905-1908
The Atlantic Orientation: Hankey, Fisher and Esher
The Dominion Dimension
Morality and Admiralty: 'Jacky' Fisher, Economic Warfare and International Law
Blockade and its Enemies, 1909-1912
Preparation and Action, 1912-1914
The Other Side of the North Sea
Economic Development and National Security in Wilhelmian Germany
Germany: Economic Preparation and the Decision for War
'A Second Decision for War': the U-Boat Campaign
Shaping the Peace: The Role of the Hinterlands
Neither Dominion nor Peace: Germany after the Armistice.
In this new interpretation of the First World War, the author weaves together the economic and social history of the English-speaking world, the Pacific basin, and Germany, with the development of food production and consumption. He argues that global changes in agrarian production paved the way for the war and affected the experience and prospects of ordinary people and the outlook of admirals, generals and statesmen. The book also discusses the social history of emigration and settlement, racial exclusion, and the wider ramifications of food production and consumption. The text is meant to be accessible to a wide range of people and requires no technical knowledge. It will appeal to anyone with an interest in the origins of the 20th century world and questions of defence and strategy. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
This is a completely new interpretation of the First World War. Dr Offer weaves together the economic and social history of the English-speaking world, the Pacific Basin, and Germany, with the development of food production and consumption. He argues that the roots of Germany's defeat went back to the late-Victorian decline of British agriculture and the development of Canada, Australia, and the United States as agrarian exporters, while the agrarian interests of America and Australia were crucial in shaping the peace. The book examines the relation between economic and military power, and legal and moral questions of selecting civilians as a strategic target. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Stanford, California : Hoover Institution Press, 2019.
Book — xii, 285 pages : map ; 23 cm.
List of Figures and Tables
1. Setting the Stage
2. September 2001-July
2003: NATO Absence
3. August 2003-September
2008: NATO Getsinto the Game
4. October 2008-December
2014: NATO Surges
5. Why Cohesion Endured under Adversity
Appendix 1: Command Structures (OEF and ISAF), 2001-2012
Appendix 2: ISAF Rotations and Commanders
Appendix 3: Coalition Force Levels
Appendix 4: Provincial Reconstruction Teams
About the Author
When the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) became involved in security operations during the War in Afghanistan, it faced a range of complex challenges, including a highly motivated Afghan insurgency that changed over time and repeatedly defied assumptions. Conflicts within NATO also posed challenges. The alliance brought together a quarter of the world's nations, each with its own goals and interests, in an effort to stabilize an agrarian country that posed no immediate security threat. For more than a decade, through changes in leadership and strategy, the nations experienced bitter disagreements, resentments, and a conflict that escalated to a level of violence and uncertainty few had anticipated. In NATO in the Crucible, Deborah Lynn Hanagan analyzes these challenges and explains how the alliance maintained cohesion despite them. She examines why NATO succeeded in Afghanistan when history suggests most coalitions fracture under such intense pressure. In the end, she argues, member nations summoned the political will and organizational capacity to cooperate and endure. And they agreed, above all, that failure in Afghanistan would be catastrophic-both for NATO and for the world. (source: Nielsen Book Data)