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xiii, 334 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Law Library (Crown)
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359 pages ; 25 cm
  • Prologue
  • Individualism or totalitarianism
  • Succession or failure
  • Integration or empire
  • Novelty or eternity
  • Truth or lies
  • Equality or oligarchy
  • Epilogue.
"From the author of On Tyranny comes a stunning new chronicle of the rise of authoritarianism from Russia to Europe and America. With the end of the Cold War, the victory of liberal democracy was thought to be final. Observers declared the end of history, confident in a peaceful, globalized future. This faith was misplaced. Authoritarianism returned to Russia, as Putin found fascist ideas that could be used to justify rule by the wealthy. In the 2010s, it has spread from east to west, aided by Russian warfare in Ukraine and cyberwar and information war in Europe and the United States. Russia found allies among nationalists, oligarchs, and radicals everywhere, and its drive to dissolve Western institutions, states, and values found resonance within the West itself. The rise of populism, the British vote against the EU, and the election of Donald Trump were all Russian goals, but their achievement reveals the vulnerability of Western societies and the uncertain character of Western political order. This fundamental challenge to democracy presents an opportunity to better understand the pillars of our own political order. In this forceful and unsparing work of contemporary history, based on vast research as well as personal reporting, Snyder goes beyond the headlines to expose the true nature of the threat to democracy and law. By revealing the stark choices before us--between equality or oligarchy, individuality or totality, truth and falsehood--Snyder restores our understanding of the basis of our way of life, offering a way forward in a time of terrible uncertainty"--Provided by publisher.
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ix, 406 pages ; 22 cm
  • Prologue: Forgotten conjunctures
  • Clearing a space : history's winners and their illusions
  • Loving oneself through others : progress and its contradictions
  • Losing my religion : Islam, secularism and revolution
  • Regaining my religion : I. Nationalism unbound; I I. Messianic visions
  • Finding true freedom and equality : the heritage of nihilism
  • Epilogue: Finding reality.
"One of our most important public intellectuals reveals the hidden history of our current global crisis. How can we explain the origins of the great wave of paranoid hatreds that seem inescapable in our close-knit world--from American shooters and ISIS to Donald Trump, from a rise in vengeful nationalism across the world to racism and misogyny on social media? In Age of Anger, Pankaj Mishra answers our bewilderment by casting his gaze back to the eighteenth century before leading us to the present. He shows that as the world became modern, those who were unable to enjoy its promises--of freedom, stability and prosperity--were increasingly susceptible to demagogues. The many who came late to this new world--or were left, or pushed, behind--reacted in horrifyingly similar ways: intense hatred of invented enemies, attempts to re-create an imaginary golden age, and self-empowerment through spectacular violence. It was from among the ranks of the disaffected that the militants of the 19th century arose--angry young men who became cultural nationalists in Germany, messianic revolutionaries in Russia, bellicose chauvinists in Italy, and anarchist terrorists internationally. Today, just as then, the wide embrace of mass politics and technology and the pursuit of wealth and individualism have cast many more billions adrift in a literally demoralized world, uprooted from tradition but still far from modernity--with the same terrible results. Making startling connections and comparisons, Age of Anger is a book of immense urgency and profound argument. It is a history of our present predicament unlike any other"-- Provided by publisher.
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x, 273 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
  • Introduction: The European nightmare
  • Russia : on Europe's edge
  • Hungary : democracy without democrats
  • Germany : the return of Rapallo?
  • The European Union : trouble in paradise
  • France without Jews
  • Brexit : from Great Britain to little England
  • Greece : from polis to populists
  • Ukraine : the new West Berlin
  • Conclusion: The European dream.
"Once the world's bastion of liberal, democratic values, Europe is now having to confront demons it thought it had laid to rest. The old pathologies of anti-Semitism, populist nationalism, and territorial aggression are threatening to tear the European postwar consensus apart. In riveting dispatches from this unfolding tragedy, James Kirchick shows us the shallow disingenuousness of the leaders who pushed for 'Brexit' examines how a vast migrant wave is exacerbating tensions between Europeans and their Muslim minorities; explores the rising anti-Semitism that causes Jewish schools and synagogues in France and Germany to resemble armed bunkers; and describes how Russian imperial ambitions are destabilizing nations from Estonia to Ukraine. With a new American president threatening to abandon his country's traditional role as upholder of the liberal world order and guarantor of the continent's security, Europe may be alone in dealing with these unprecedented challenges. Based on extensive firsthand reporting, this book is a provocative, disturbing look at a continent in unexpected crisis"-- Jacket.
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xv, 509 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps, portraits ; 25 cm
  • Origins of hate
  • Birth of the Nazis (1919-1923)
  • From revolution to ballot box (1924-1933)
  • Consolidating power (1933-1934)
  • The Nuremberg Laws (1934-1935)
  • Education and empire-building (1935-1938)
  • Radicalization (1938-1939)
  • The start of racial war (1939-1940)
  • Persecution in the West (1940-1941)
  • War of extermination (1941)
  • The road to Wannsee (1941-1942)
  • Search and kill (1942)
  • Nazi death camps in Poland (1942)
  • Killing, and persuading others to help (1942-1943)
  • Oppression and revolt (1943)
  • Auschwitz (1943-1944)
  • Hungarian catastrophe (1944)
  • Murder to the end (1944-1945).
This landmark work answers two of the most fundamental questions in history - how, and why, did the Holocaust happen? Laurence Rees has spent twenty-five years meeting survivors and perpetrators of the Holocaust. Now, in his magnum opus, he combines their enthralling eyewitness testimony, a large amount of which has never been published before, with the latest academic research to create the first accessible and authoritative account of the Holocaust in more than three decades. This is a new history of the Holocaust in three ways. First, and most importantly, Rees has created a gripping narrative that contains a large amount of testimony that has never been published before. Second, he places this powerful interview material in the context of an examination of the decision making process of the Nazi state, and in the process reveals the series of escalations that cumulatively created the horror. Third, Rees covers all those across Europe who participated in the deaths, and he argues that whilst hatred of the Jews was always at the epicentre of Nazi thinking, what happened cannot be fully understood without considering the murder of the Jews alongside plans to kill millions of non-Jews, including homosexuals, "Gypsies" and the disabled. Through a chronological, intensely readable narrative, featuring enthralling eyewitness testimony and the latest academic research, this is a compelling new account of the worst crime in history.
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1 online resource (xii, 282 pages) : illustrations.
  • The attack on Pearl Harbor & Executive Order 9066
  • The organization of Christian aid
  • Building churches behind barbed wire
  • Experiences of Christianity in the camps
  • The end of Japanese ethnic churches.
Anne M. Blankenship's study of Christianity in the infamous campswhere Japanese Americans were incarcerated during World War II yieldsinsights both far-reaching and timely. While most Japanese Americansmaintained their traditional identities as Buddhists, a sizeable minorityidentified as Christian, and a number of church leaders sought to ministerto them in the camps. Blankenship shows how church leaders were forced toassess the ethics and pragmatism of fighting against or acquiescing to whatthey clearly perceived, even in the midst of a national crisis, as an unjustsocial system. These religious activists became acutely aware of the impact ofgovernment, as well as church, policies that targeted ordinary Americans ofdiverse ethnicities.Going through the doors of the camp churches and delving deeply intothe religious experiences of the incarcerated and the faithful who aidedthem, Blankenship argues that the incarceration period introduced newsocial and legal approaches for Christians of all stripes to challenge the constitutionalityof government policies on race and civil rights. She also showshow the camp experience nourished the roots of an Asian American liberationtheology that sprouted in the sixties and seventies.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781469629193 20180129
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xiv, 365 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : maps, illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Preface: The boys at Opana
  • An end, a beginning
  • Hitokappu's secret
  • The Admiral Chief of the Pacific Fleet
  • Betty
  • It doesn't mean us
  • Machine gun short
  • Ambassador Joe and President Frank
  • Their mail, opened and read
  • The talents of Nippon
  • The ships that were not there
  • The smoke of secrets
  • A time to look
  • Out of their depth
  • Your Majesty
  • Dinner at the Halekulani
  • From the vacant sea.
A fascinating look at the twelve days leading up to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor-the warnings, clues and missteps-by a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter.In Washington, DC, in late November 1941, admirals compose the most ominous message in Navy history to warn Hawaii of possible danger, but they write it too vaguely. They think precautions are being taken, but never check to see if they are. A key intelligence officer wants more warnings sent, but he is on the losing end of a bureaucratic battle and can't get the message out. American sleuths have pierced Japan's most vital diplomatic code, and Washington believes it has a window on the enemy's soul-but it does not. In a small office at Pearl Harbor, overlooking the battleships at the heart of America's seafaring power, the Commander of the Pacific Fleet tries to figure out how much danger he really faces. His intelligence unit has lost track of Japan's biggest aircraft carriers, but assumes they are resting in a port far away. The admiral thinks Pearl is too shallow for torpedoes, so he never puts up a barrier. As he frets, a Japanese spy is counting the warships in the harbor and reporting to Tokyo. There were false assumptions, and racist ones: The Japanese aren't very good aviators and they don't have the nerve or the skill to attempt a strike so far from their home. There were misunderstandings, conflicting desires, painful choices. And there was a naval officer who, on his very first mission as captain of his very first ship, did exactly the right thing. His warning could have averted disaster, but his superiors reacted too leisurely. Japanese planes arrived moments later. Twomey's telescoping of the twelve days leading to the attack unravels the crucial characters and moments, and produces an edge-of-your seat drama with fascinating details about America at this moment in its history. By the end, the reader understands how assumption is the root of disaster, and how sometimes a gamble pays off.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781476776507 20161228
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193 pages ; 22 cm
  • Louis Till
  • The file
  • Graves.
In 1955, Emmett Till was brutally murdered in Mississippi because he was a colored boy who had, allegedly, whistled at a white woman. Wideman examines this death with that of Emmett's father, Louis Till, who was executed by the U.S. Army in 1945 in Italy, after being found guilty of murder and rape. The result is a conversation between generations, the living and the dead, fathers and sons.
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viii, 299 p. : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • The legacy of the civil war of 1918 in Finland / Risto Alapuro
  • "A nation once again"? Electoral competition and the reconstruction of national identity after the Irish civil war, 1922-1923 / Bill Kissane
  • State, nation, and violence in Spanish civil war reconstruction / Michael Richards
  • Enemies of the nation, a nation of enemies : the long Greek civil war / Riki van Boeschoten
  • Political contention and the reconstruction of Greek identity in Cyprus, 1960-2003 / Chares Demetriou
  • Under (re)construction : the state, the production of identity, and the countryside in the Kurdistan region in Turkey / Joost Jongerden
  • Ethnicity pays : the political economy of postconflict nationalism in Bosnia-Herzegovina / Denisa Kostovicova and Vesna Bojicic-Dzelilovic
  • Nationalism and beyond : memory and identity in postwar Kosovo/Kosova / Ruth Seifert
  • Reconstruction without reconciliation : is Northern Ireland a "model"? / James Hughes.
Civil war inevitably causes shifts in state boundaries, demographics, systems of rule, and the bases of legitimate authority-many of the markers of national identity. Yet a shared sense of nationhood is as important to political reconciliation as the reconstruction of state institutions and economic security. After Civil War compares reconstruction projects in Bosnia, Cyprus, Finland, Greece, Kosovo, Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland, Spain, and Turkey in order to explore how former combatants and their supporters learn to coexist as one nation in the aftermath of ethnopolitical or ideological violence. After Civil War synthesizes research on civil wars, reconstruction, and nationalism to show how national identity is reconstructed over time in different cultural and socioeconomic contexts, in strong nation-states as well as those with a high level of international intervention. Chapters written by anthropologists, historians, political scientists, and sociologists examine the relationships between reconstruction and reconciliation, the development of new party systems after war, and how globalization affects the processes of peacebuilding. After Civil War thus provides a comprehensive, comparative perspective to a wide span of recent political history, showing postconflict articulations of national identity can emerge in the long run within conducive institutional contexts. Contributors: Risto Alapuro, Vesna Bojicic-Dzelilovic, Chares Demetriou, James Hughes, Joost Jongerden, Bill Kissane, Denisa Kostovicova, Michael Richards, Ruth Seifert, Riki van Boeschoten.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780812246520 20160617
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865 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
  • Early camps
  • The SS camp system
  • Expansion
  • War
  • Mass extermination
  • Holocaust
  • Anus mundi
  • Economics and extermination
  • Camps unbound
  • Impossible choices
  • Death or freedom.
"Wachsmann offers an ... integrated account of the Nazi concentration camps from their inception in 1933 through their demise, seventy years ago, in the spring of 1945. The Third Reich has been studied in more depth than virtually any other period in history, and yet until now there has been no history of the camp system that tells the full story of its broad development and the everyday experiences of its inhabitants, both perpetrators and victims, and all those living in what Primo Levi called 'the gray zone'"-- Amazon.com.
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xvi, 275 pages ; 25 cm
Western struggles--and failures--to create functioning states in countries such as Iraq or Afghanistan have inspired questions about whether statebuilding projects are at all viable, or whether they make the lives of their intended beneficiaries better or worse. In this groundbreaking book, Oliver Richmond asks why statebuilding has been so hard to achieve, and argues that a large part of the problem has been Westerners' failure to understand or engage with what local peoples actually want and need. He interrogates the liberal peacebuilding industry, asking what it assumes, what it is getting wrong, and how it could be more effective.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780300175318 20160617
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305 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Part one. The three and a half revolutions
  • Thomas Hobbes and the rise of the nation-state
  • John Stuart Mill and the liberal state
  • Beatrice Webb and the welfare state
  • Milton Friedman's Paradise lost
  • Part two. From the west to the east. The seven deadly Sins--and one great virtue--of California government
  • The Asian alternative
  • Part three. The winds of change. The place where the future happened first
  • Fixing Leviathan
  • What is the State for?
  • Conclusion: The democratic deficit.
"From the bestselling authors of The Right Nation, a visionary argument that our current crisis in government is nothing less than the fourth radical transition in the history of the nation-state. Dysfunctional government: It's become a cliche. And most of us are resigned to the fact that nothing is ever going to change. As John Micklethwait and Adrian Wooldridge show us, that is a seriously limited view of things. In fact, there have been three great revolutions in government in the history of the modern world. The West has led these revolutions, but now we are in the midst of a fourth revolution, and it is Western government that is in danger of being left behind. Now, things really are different. The West's debt load is unsustainable. The developing world has harvested the low-hanging fruits. Industrialization has transformed all the peasant economies it had left to transform, and the toxic side effects of rapid developing world growth are adding to the bill. From Washington to Detroit, from Brasilia to New Delhi, there is a dual crisis of political legitimacy and political effectiveness. The Fourth Revolution crystallizes the scope of the crisis and points forward to our future.The authors enjoy extraordinary access to influential figures and forces the world over, and the book is a global tour of the innovators in how power is to be wielded. The age of big government is over; the age of smart government has begun. Many of the ideas the authors discuss seem outlandish now, but the center of gravity is moving quickly. This tour drives home a powerful argument: that countries' success depends overwhelmingly on their ability to reinvent the state. And that much of the West--and particularly the United States--is failing badly in its task. China is making rapid progress with government reform at the same time as America is falling badly behind. Washington is gridlocked, and America is in danger of squandering its huge advantages from its powerful economy because of failing government. And flailing democracies like India look enviously at China's state-of-the-art airports and expanding universities. The race to get government right is not just a race of efficiency. It is a race to see which political values will triumph in the twenty-first century--the liberal values of democracy and liberty or the authoritarian values of command and control. The stakes could not be higher"-- Provided by publisher.
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xxxii, 871 pages, 8 leaves of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
  • The placenta of the crisis
  • Enduring the crisis
  • Surviving the crisis
  • Confronting the crisis
  • Beyond the crisis.
Revolutions, droughts, famines, invasions, wars, regicides - the calamities of the mid-seventeenth century were not only unprecedented, they were agonisingly widespread. A global crisis extended from England to Japan, and from the Russian Empire to sub-Saharan Africa. North and South America, too, suffered turbulence. The distinguished historian Geoffrey Parker examines first-hand accounts of men and women throughout the world describing what they saw and suffered during a sequence of political, economic and social crises that stretched from 1618 to the 1680s. Parker's demonstration of the link between climate change and worldwide catastrophe 350 years ago stands as an extraordinary historical achievement.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780300208634 20160618
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x, 373 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Prologue: Reparations and my family
  • Financial pain
  • The limits of therapy : narratives of reparation and psychopathology
  • The will to record and the claim to suffering : reparations, archives, and the international tracing service
  • Canada
  • Children of survivors : the "second generation" in storytelling, tourism, and photography
  • Compensation for settler colonialism : aftermaths and "dark teleology".
In a landmark process that transformed global reparations after the Holocaust, Germany created the largest sustained redress program in history, amounting to more than $60 billion. When human rights violations are presented primarily in material terms, acknowledging an indemnity claim becomes one way for a victim to be recognized. At the same time, indemnifications provoke a number of difficult questions about how suffering and loss can be measured: How much is an individual life worth? How much or what kind of violence merits compensation? What is "financial pain, " and what does it mean to monetize "concentration camp survivor syndrome"? Susan Slyomovics explores this and other compensation programs, both those past and those that might exist in the future, through the lens of anthropological and human rights discourse. How to account for variation in German reparations and French restitution directed solely at Algerian Jewry for Vichy-era losses? Do crimes of colonialism merit reparations? How might reparations models apply to the modern-day conflict in Israel and Palestine? The author points to the examples of her grandmother and mother, Czechoslovakian Jews who survived the Auschwitz, Plaszow, and Markkleeberg camps together but disagreed about applying for the post-World War II Wiedergutmachung ("to make good again") reparation programs. Slyomovics maintains that we can use the legacies of German reparations to reconsider approaches to reparations in the future, and the result is an investigation of practical implications, complicated by the difficult legal, ethnographic, and personal questions that reparations inevitably prompt.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780812246063 20160613
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2 volumes (xxii, 545, x, 535 pages) : maps ; 24 cm
  • v. 1. Devastation : the European rimlands, 1912-1938
  • v. 2. Annihilation : the European rimlands, 1939-1953
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xii, 233 pages ; 23 cm
  • Introduction: The Great War and veterans' internationalism / Julia Eichenberg and John Paul Newman
  • René Cassin and the victory of French citizen-soldiers / Antoine Prost
  • 'The legion that sailed but never went' : the British Legion and the Munich Crisis of 1938 / Niall Barr
  • Well-armed internationalism : American veteran organizations and the crafting of an "associated" veterans' internationalism, 1919-1939 / Stephen R. Ortiz
  • Polish eagles and peace doves : Polish veterans between nationalism and internationalism / Julia Eichenberg
  • Allied Yugoslavia : Serbian Great War veterans and their internationalist ties / John Paul Newman
  • Social benefits and the rhetoric of peace in Czechoslovak veteran organizations / Natali Stegmann
  • German veterans' associations and the culture of peace : the case of the Reichsbanner / William Mulligan
  • The Italian Associazione Nazionale Mutilati e Invalidi di Guerra and its international liaisons in the post Great War era / Martina Salvante
  • International veterans' organizations and the promotion of disarmament between the two world wars / Thomas Richard Davies
  • Beyond cultures of victory and cultures of defeat? Inter-war veteran internationalism / John Horne
  • Annex: Meetings of the International Veterans' Movement.
After the Great War, Veterans were a new transnational mass phenomenon. Their status raised a number of new questions about the presence of ex-soldiers in society, their entitlement in terms of welfare (pensions, disability benefits, etc), and their role in politics and on the international stage. This volume sets national expertise within a transnational framework. It shows traditions of internationalism and of commitment to international institutions among former soldiers that even survived into the post-1945 world. The volume discusses extent and impact of international veterans' organisations such as CIAMAC and FIDAC and draws out important comparative points between well-researched and documented movements (i.e. France, Britain, Germany) and those that are less well-known. Certainly in terms of geography, the project will show that these cultures did not exclude any part of formerly belligerent Europe, and that 'fraternal links' between veterans branched out across the continent and beyond. The volume explores these transformations in the memory of war and the identity of veterans in the interwar period throughout Europe and the wider world.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781137281616 20160618
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xix, 738 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., port. ; 24 cm.
  • Mr. Hammarskjöld
  • Steep Swedish hills
  • You asked for burdens
  • The fire of clear eyes : 1950-1952
  • Monastic enough?
  • Possibility never touched upon
  • This little republic
  • A swarm of ideas
  • It takes life to love life
  • Un chinois aux yeux bleus
  • Causal chains
  • Unrighteous shooting wars
  • Into all corners of the earth
  • Face the cold winds
  • Like fighting an avalanche
  • Have mercy upon our efforts
  • Far away a heart stops
  • Afterword: The spirit in public life.
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xix, 329 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
  • Introduction: What it means to be a historian
  • Historians and the research process : getting started
  • Reference resources
  • Finding monographs and using catalogs
  • Finding journals, magazines, and newspapers : using indexes
  • Evaluating your sources
  • The thrill of discovery : primary sources
  • History and the internet
  • Maps : from simple to geographic information systems
  • Beyond the written word : finding, evaluating, and using images, motion pictures, and audio
  • Statistics : quantifying history
  • Presenting your research : traditional paper, presentation, poster, or website?
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xxviii, 186 pages ; 21 cm.
  • The future of China
  • The future of the United States
  • The future of U.S.-China relations
  • The future of India
  • The future of Islamic extremism
  • The future of national economic growth
  • The future of geopolitics and globalization
  • The future of democracy
  • How Lee Kuan Yew thinks
  • Conclusion.
When Lee Kuan Yew speaks, presidents, prime ministers, diplomats, and CEOs listen. Lee, the founding father of modern Singapore and its prime minister from 1959 to 1990, has honed his wisdom during more than fifty years on the world stage. Almost single-handedly responsible for transforming Singapore into a Western-style economic success, he offers a unique perspective on the geopolitics of East and West. American presidents from Richard Nixon to Barack Obama have welcomed him to the White House; British prime ministers from Margaret Thatcher to Tony Blair have recognized his wisdom; and business leaders from Rupert Murdoch to Rex Tillerson, CEO of Exxon Mobil, have praised his accomplishments. This book gathers key insights from interviews, speeches, and Lee's voluminous published writings and presents them in an engaging question and answer format. Lee offers his assessment of China's future, asserting, among other things, that "China will want to share this century as co-equals with the U.S." He affirms the United States' position as the world's sole superpower but expresses dismay at the vagaries of its political system. He offers strategic advice for dealing with China and goes on to discuss India's future, Islamic terrorism, economic growth, geopolitics and globalization, and democracy. Lee does not pull his punches, offering his unvarnished opinions on multiculturalism, the welfare state, education, and the free market. This little book belongs on the reading list of every world leader -- including the one who takes the oath of office on January 20, 2013.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780262019125 20160612
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xxii, 454 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
  • Inception
  • Struggle
  • Victory
  • Aftermath.
When Hitler's armies occupied Italy in 1943, they also seized control of mankind's greatest cultural treasures. As they had done throughout Europe, the Nazis could now plunder the masterpieces of the Renaissance, the treasures of the Vatican, and the antiquities of the Roman Empire. On the eve of the Allied invasion, General Dwight Eisenhower empowered a new kind of soldier to protect these historic riches. In May 1944 two unlikely American heroes-artist Deane Keller and scholar Fred Hartt-embarked from Naples on the treasure hunt of a lifetime, tracking billions of dollars of missing art, including works by Michelangelo, Donatello, Titian, Caravaggio, and Botticelli. With the German army retreating up the Italian peninsula, orders came from the highest levels of the Nazi government to transport truckloads of art north across the border into the Reich. Standing in the way was General Karl Wolff, a top-level Nazi officer. As German forces blew up the magnificent bridges of Florence, General Wolff commandeered the great collections of the Uffizi Gallery and Pitti Palace, later risking his life to negotiate a secret Nazi surrender with American spymaster Allen Dulles. Brilliantly researched and vividly written, Saving Italy brings readers from Milan and the near destruction of The Last Supper to the inner sanctum of the Vatican and behind closed doors with the preeminent Allied and Axis leaders: Roosevelt, Eisenhower, and Churchill; Hitler, Goring, and Himmler. An unforgettable story of epic thievery and political intrigue, Saving Italy is a testament to heroism on behalf of art, culture, and history.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780393082418 20160611
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