Our new world disorder is the legacy left by Wilson and Lenin, and their visions of the perfectibility of man. In this incisive, fast-paced history, New York Times bestselling author Arthur Herman brilliantly reveals how Lenin and Wilson rewrote the rules of modern geopolitics. This is the story of two men, that transformed world history in a single tumultuous year, and the two decisions, 1917: Wilson’s entry into World War One and Lenin’s Bolshevik Revolution.
In april 1917 woodrow wilson, champion of american democracy but also segregation; advocate for free trade and a new world order based on freedom and justice; thrust the United States into World War One in order to make the “world safe for democracy”—only to see his dreams for a liberal international system dissolve into chaos, bloodshed, and betrayal.
1917: Lenin, Wilson, and the Birth of the New World Disorder #ad - That october vladimir lenin, communist revolutionary and advocate for class war and “dictatorship of the proletariat, all in the name of liberating humanity—and instead would set up the most repressive totalitarian regime in history, ” would overthrow Russia’s earlier democratic revolution that had toppled the all-power Czar, the Soviet Union.
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The Age of Eisenhower: America and the World in the 1950sSimon & Schuster #ad - A new york times bestseller, insightful, this is the “outstanding” The Atlantic, and authoritative account of Dwight Eisenhower’s presidency. Drawing on newly declassified documents and thousands of pages of unpublished material, The Age of Eisenhower tells the story of a masterful president guiding the nation through the great crises of the 1950s, from McCarthyism and the Korean War through civil rights turmoil and Cold War conflicts.
Abroad, he ended the Korean War and avoided a new quagmire in Vietnam. He was a gifted leader, a decent man of humble origins who used his powers to advance the welfare of all Americans. At home, eisenhower affirmed the central elements of the New Deal, such as Social Security; fought the demagoguery of Senator Joseph McCarthy; and advanced the agenda of civil rights for African-Americans.
The Age of Eisenhower: America and the World in the 1950s #ad - This is a portrait of a skilled leader who, despite his conservative inclinations, found a middle path through the bitter partisanship of his era. Now more than ever, starred review, with this “complete and persuasive assessment” Booklist, Americans have much to learn from Dwight Eisenhower. Yet he also charted a significant expansion of America’s missile technology and deployed a vast array of covert operations around the world to confront the challenge of communism.
Today, presidential historians rank eisenhower fifth on the list of great presidents, and William Hitchcock’s “rich narrative” The Wall Street Journal shows us why Ike’s stock has risen so high. As he left office, he cautioned Americans to remain alert to the dangers of a powerful military-industrial complex that could threaten their liberties.
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American Caesar: Douglas MacArthur 1880 - 1964Back Bay Books #ad - A thundering paradox of a man. Douglas macarthur, one of only five men in history to have achieved the rank of General of the United States Army. He served in world wars i, and the korean War, II, and is famous for stating that "in war, there is no substitute for victory. American caesar exaines the exemplary army career, the stunning successes and lapses on the battlefield, and the turbulent private life of the soldier-hero whose mystery and appeal created a uniquely American legend.
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The Secret War: Spies, Ciphers, and Guerrillas, 1939-1945Harper #ad - In the secret war, max hastings presents a worldwide cast of characters and some extraordinary sagas of intelligence and resistance, to create a new perspective on the greatest conflict in history. New york times bestseller from one of the foremost historians of the period and the acclaimed author of inferno and catastrophe: 1914, Russia, The Secret War is a sweeping examination of one of the most important yet underexplored aspects of World War II—intelligence—showing how espionage successes and failures by the United States, Germany, Britain, and Japan influenced the course of the war and its final outcome.
Spies, and guerrillas played unprecedentedly critical roles in the Second World War, codes, exploited by every nation in the struggle to gain secret knowledge of its foes, and to sow havoc behind the fronts.
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The Pursuit of Power: Europe 1815-1914 The Penguin History of Europe Book 7Penguin Books #ad - Uniting the era’s broad-ranging transformations was the pursuit of power in all segments of life, from the banker striving for economic power to the serf seeking to escape the power of his landlord, from the engineer asserting society’s power over the environment to the psychiatrist attempting to exert science’s power over human nature itself.
The first single-volume history of the century, this comprehensive and sweeping account gives the reader a magnificently human picture of Europe in the age when it dominated the rest of the globe. An ambitious synthesis. Evans writes with admirable narrative power and possesses a wonderful eye for local color.
The Pursuit of Power: Europe 1815-1914 The Penguin History of Europe Book 7 #ad - . Evans, bestselling historian of nazi germany, returns with a monumental new addition to the acclaimed Penguin History of Europe series, covering the period from the fall of Napoleon to the outbreak of World War I. Among the great themes it discusses are the decline of religious belief and the rise of secular science and medicine, the replacement of old-regime punishments by the modern prison, and literature from Romanticism to Modernism, music, the end of aristocratic domination and the emergence of industrial society, the journey of art, and the dramatic struggle of feminists for women’s equality and emancipation.
. Fascinating. Stephen schuker, the wall street journalfrom the bestselling author of The Third Reich at War, a masterly account of Europe in the age of its global hegemony; the latest volume in the Penguin History of Europe series Richard J.
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Words of Fire, Deeds of Blood: France in RevolutionNew Word City, Inc. #ad - Beginning with the storming of the Bastille, the government of France went from oligarchy to near anarchy, and finally, to the formation of a republic. Along the way, the names of the major players - from Marat and Robespierre to Talleyrand and Mirabeau - were etched into the history of France as well as the rest of the world.
Award-winning historian and biographer olivier bernier has turned to primary sources - including the correspondence of Marie Antoinette, the journals of the governess of the royal children, eyewitness accounts, and newspapers and journals of the time - to make sense of the rapid and profound change the Revolution incited.
Words of Fire, Deeds of Blood: France in Revolution #ad - . This book is a unique history of the french Revolution - a colorful, indeed, insightful, and impassioned recounting of the events that signaled the birth of modern France and, the modern world. Words of fire, deeds of blood is a stirring account of one of the most fascinating and significant periods in history.
In the space of just a few years, king Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette descended from immense popularity and unquestionable power to a place on the scaffold.
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Israel: A HistoryRosettaBooks #ad - Renowned historian martin gilbert crafts a riveting account of israel’s turbulent history, the Intifada, conflicts, and through the many wars, treaties, and events that have shaped its past six decades—including the Six Day War, negotiations, Suez, from the birth of the Zionist movement under Theodor Herzl through its unexpected declaration of statehood in 1948, and the Yom Kippur War.
This is the vision for which Yitzhak Rabin gave his life. The most comprehensive account of Israeli history yet published” Efraim Karsh, The Sunday Telegraph. This book is tribute to his memory. Jonathan sacks, the Times London . Fleeing persecution in Europe, thousands of Jewish immigrants settled in Palestine after World War II.
Israel: A History #ad - Martin gilbert has left us in his debt, not only for a superlative history of Israel, but also for a restatement of the classic vision of Zion, in which a Middle East without guns is not a bedtime story but an imperative long overdue. Drawing on a wealth of first-hand source materials, Gilbert weaves a complex narrative that’s both gripping and informative, and his own personal and intimate knowledge of the country, eyewitness accounts, and probes both the ideals and realities of modern statehood.
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Rebirth of a Nation: The Making of Modern America, 1877-1920 American HistoryHarperCollins e-books #ad - A major work by a leading historian at the top of his game—at once engaging and tightly argued. The new york times book review “Dazzling cultural history: smart, provocative, and gripping. It is also a book for our times, historically grounded, hopeful, just, and filled with humane, and peaceful possibilities.
The washington post an illuminating and authoritative history of america in the years between the Civil War and World War I, The Chicago Tribune, Jackson Lears’s Rebirth of a Nation was named one of the best books of 2009 by The Washington Post, and The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Fascinating.
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The War That Ended Peace: The Road to 1914Random House #ad - Here too we meet the urbane and cosmopolitan count harry kessler, who noticed many of the early signs that something was stirring in Europe; the young Winston Churchill, then First Lord of the Admiralty and a rising figure in British politics; Madame Caillaux, who shot a man who might have been a force for peace; and more.
. The century since the end of the Napoleonic wars had been the most peaceful era Europe had known since the fall of the Roman Empire. Taut, and impossible to put down, suspenseful, The War That Ended Peace is also a wise cautionary reminder of how wars happen in spite of the near-universal desire to keep the peace.
. Destined to become a classic in the tradition of Barbara Tuchman’s The Guns of August, The War That Ended Peace enriches our understanding of one of the defining periods and events of the twentieth century. Macmillan’s explanation goes straight to the heart of political fallibility. Named one of the best books of the year by the new york times book review • the economist • the christian science monitor • bloomberg Businessweek • The Globe and MailFrom the bestselling and award-winning author of Paris 1919 comes a masterpiece of narrative nonfiction, a fascinating portrait of Europe from 1900 up to the outbreak of World War I.
The War That Ended Peace: The Road to 1914 #ad - The war that ended peace brings vividly to life the military leaders, diplomats, prime minister herbert asquith, king edward vii, bankers, the mercurial kaiser wilhelm ii and the chief of the German general staff, and British admiral Jacky Fisher, and the extended, politicians, to stave off the coming chaos in his empire; in Russia, through sheer hard work, interrelated family of crowned heads across Europe who failed to stop the descent into war: in Germany, Tsar Nicholas II and his wife; in Britain, Von Moltke the Younger; in Austria-Hungary, Emperor Franz Joseph, a man who tried, the fierce advocate of naval reform who entered into the arms race with Germany that pushed the continent toward confrontation on land and sea.
With indelible portraits, MacMillan shows how the fateful decisions of a few powerful people changed the course of history.
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Whirlwind: The American Revolution and the War That Won ItBloomsbury Press #ad - Books chronicling the revolution have largely ranged from multivolume tomes that appeal to scholars and the most serious general readers to microhistories that necessarily gloss over swaths of Independence-era history with only cursory treatment. Balancing social and political concerns of the period and perspectives of the average American revolutionary with a careful examination of the war itself, Ferling has crafted the ideal book for armchair military history buffs, a book about the causes of the American Revolution, the war that won it, and the meaning of the Revolution overall.
Written in ferling's engaging and narrative-driven style that made books like Independence and The Ascent of George Washington critical and commercial successes, Whirlwind is a fast-paced and scrupulously told one-volume history of this epochal time. Amid a great collection of scholarship and narrative history on the Revolutionary War and the American struggle for independence, Whirlwind, there is a gaping hole; one that John Ferling's latest book, will fill.
Whirlwind: The American Revolution and the War That Won It #ad - Combining careful scholarship, arresting detail, and illustrative storytelling, Whirlwind is a unique and compelling addition to any collection of books on the American Revolution.
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America's Siberian Adventure, 1918-1920Formate Printing #ad - Gen. His book america's siberian adventure 1918-20 was first published in 1931 and he passed away in 1940 Clyde, journal of american history “It is a modest narrative, without bitterness or blame, clearly accurate and historic. Langer, foreign affairsIn Western Europe the First World War continued to rage.
Yet, in the east, the russians had stopped fighting the Germans and had begun to fight each other in a brutal civil war. This left the allied forces with a number of difficulties and so they decided to intervene in the Civil War for three reasons:Firstly, to prevent Allied war material stockpiles in Russia from falling into German or Bolshevik hands.
America's Siberian Adventure, 1918-1920 #ad - Secondly, to rescue the 50, 000 troops in the Czechoslovakian Legion who were stranded along the Trans-Siberian Railroad. And thirdly, to resurrect the Eastern Front by installing a White-backed government. In july 1918, woodrow wilson agreed to send 5, 000 troops as the american north Russia Expeditionary Force and 10, against the advice of the Department of War, 000 troops as the American Expeditionary Force Siberia, the second of which was commanded by William S.
Graves, with the courage, though he didn't intend it so, comes out the shining knight, dedication and character that enabled him to perform a great service for his country. G. America's siberian adventure, 1918-1920 is a brilliant book for anyone interested in the military history of the United States and the history of one of its less well-known conflicts.
Its value, semeonoff, rests upon the extensive use made by general graves of his reports to the war department, the portrayal of the methods used in carrying out his instructions, which is considerable, the disclosure of new material relative to the conflict of policy between the departments of state and of war, and his testimony on the ruthless regime of Kolchak, and Kalmikoff.
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