American Big Business in Britain and Germany: A Comparative History of Two "Special Relationships" in the 20th Century

By Volker R. Berghahn

Whereas America’s courting with Britain has frequently been deemed targeted, particularly through the global wars whilst Germany was once a typical enemy, the yank company zone truly had a better affinity with Germany for many of the 20th century. American mammoth enterprise in Britain and Germany examines the triangular dating among the yankee, British, and German enterprise groups and the way the designated dating that Britain believed it had with the USA was once supplanted by means of one among the United States and Germany.

Volker Berghahn starts with the pre-1914 interval and strikes in the course of the Nineteen Twenties, while American investments supported German reconstruction instead of British undefined. The Nazi seizure of strength in 1933 ended in a reversal in German-American kinfolk, forcing American enterprises to contemplate slicing their losses or participating with a regime that used to be inexorably relocating towards struggle. even if Britain was hoping that the wartime monetary alliance with the USA might proceed after global warfare II, the yankee enterprise neighborhood reconnected with West Germany to rebuild Europe’s economic climate. And whereas Britain notion that they had tested their certain dating with the United States once more within the Nineteen Eighties and 90s, surely it used to be the Germans who, with American support, had got an off-the-cuff monetary empire at the ecu continent.

American gigantic company in Britain and Germany uncovers the remarkable and differing relationships of the yankee enterprise group with significant ecu buying and selling companions from 1900 during the 20th century.

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Race, Empire and First World War Writing

This quantity brings jointly a world forged of students from quite a few fields to envision the racial and colonial points of the 1st international battle, and express how problems with race and empire formed its literature and tradition. the worldwide nature of the 1st international battle is speedy turning into the point of interest of severe inquiry. This e-book analyses ecu discourses approximately colonial participation and recovers the struggle event of other racial, ethnic and nationwide teams, together with the chinese language, Vietnamese, Indians, Maori, West Africans and Jamaicans. It additionally investigates testimonial and literary writings, from conflict diaries and nursing memoirs to Irish, New Zealand and African American literature, and analyses tactics of reminiscence and commemoration within the former colonies and dominions. Drawing upon archival, literary and visible fabric, the ebook offers a compelling account of the conflict's reverberations in Europe and its empires and reclaims the multiracial dimensions of conflict reminiscence.

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Bannockburn 1314: Robert Bruce's great victory (Campaign)

Osprey's learn of the conflict of Bannockburn, which used to be a part of the 1st conflict of Scottish Independence (1296-1328) and the climax of the occupation of King Robert the Bruce. In 1307 King Edward I of britain, 'The Hammer of the Scots' and nemesis of William Wallace, died and his son, Edward II, was once no longer from an analogous mold. Idle and apathetic, he allowed the Scots the opportunity to get over the grievous punishment inflicted upon them. by way of 1314 Bruce had captured each significant English-held citadel bar Stirling and Edward II took a military north to subdue the Scots. Pete Armstrong's account of this pivotal crusade culminates on the decisive conflict of Bannockburn that at last gained Scotland her independence.

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Journey to Britannia: From the Heart of Rome to Hadrian's Wall, AD 130

By Bronwen Riley

It's advert one hundred thirty. Rome is the fabulous center of an enormous empire and Hadrian its most intricate and compelling ruler. far flung Britannia is without doubt one of the Romans' such a lot problematical provinces: the following the sunlight is seldom noticeable and 'the surroundings within the kingdom is often gloomy'.

What awaits the visitor to Britannia? how can you get there? What do you want to pack? What language will you communicate? How does London evaluate to Rome? Are there any vacationer points of interest? And what hazards lurk at the back of Hadrian's new Wall?

Combining an in depth diversity of Greek and Latin resources with a legitimate figuring out of archaeology, Bronwen Riley describes an epic trip from Rome to Hadrian's Wall at Britannia's - and the empire's - northwestern frontier. during this strikingly unique image of Roman Britain, she brings vividly to existence the smells, sounds, shades and textures of shuttle within the moment century advert.

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Fair Play: A Daniel Dorling Reader on Social Justice

By Daniel Dorling

Teens who come into touch with law enforcement officials at the streets at the present time have little suggestion of the importance of the stabbing to dying of Stephen Lawrence in a racist assault in 1993. purely their mom and dad or grandparents bear in mind the day-by-day exposures of police incompetence and oblique racism which have been given excessive profile within the media for 6 months.

The repercussions of the case are nonetheless on-going with the lengthy past due conviction in 2012 of 2 of the unique suspects, and within the related yr a few racist attacks by means of police.;;This precise publication presents an insider's view of the seminal inquiry into Stephen Lawrence's homicide. Dr Richard Stone OBE was once a panel member of the Inquiry as Adviser to the pass judgement on, Sir William Macpherson.

This available and interesting booklet contains research of hitherto inaccessible transcripts. those dramatically exhibit how the Inquiry was once undermined to the purpose of failure to supply the specified results.;;Dr Stone additionally discusses modern concerns and the relevance of the Inquiry this present day. He says i've got written approximately my adventure simply because i think a level of legal responsibility to inform, from my place on the centre of the Inquiry, simply how tricky matters have been handled.

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Crisis? What Crisis?: Britain in the 1970s

By Alwyn W. Turner

The Nineteen Seventies. They have been the easiest of instances and the worst of instances. Wealth inequality was once at a checklist low, but commercial strife was once at a list excessive. those have been the honor years of health care professional Who and glam rock, however the darkest days of the Northern eire clash. Beset by means of moves, inflation, strength cuts and the increase of the a long way correct, the comfortable Britain of the post-war consensus was once unravelling - in spectacularly lurid type. Fusing excessive politics and coffee tradition, main issue? What difficulty? provides a global during which Enoch Powell, Ted Heath and Tony Benn jostle for area with David Bowie, Hilda Ogden and Margo Leadbetter, and divulges why a rustic exhausted by means of decline ultimately became to Margaret Thatcher for salvation.

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Tommy: The British Soldier on the Western Front

By Richard Holmes

The first heritage of global conflict I to put centre-stage the British soldier who fought within the trenches, this outstanding and demanding ebook tells the tale of an epic and bad conflict during the letters, diaries and thoughts of these who fought it.

Of the six million males who served within the British military, approximately a million misplaced their lives and over million have been wounded. this is often the tale of those males – epitomised through the nature of Sgt Tommy Atkins – and the ladies they left behind.

Using formerly unseen letters, diaries, memoirs and poetry from the years 1914-1918, Richard Holmes paints a relocating photo of the new release that fought and died within the dust of Flanders. He follows males whose psychological healthiness used to be perpetually destroyed via shell surprise, girls who misplaced husbands and brothers within the similar afternoon and people who wrote at lunchtime and died prior to tea.

Groundbreaking and critically-acclaimed, this publication tells the genuine tale of trench war, the energy and fallibility of the human spirit, the participants in the back of an epic occasion, and their legacy. it truly is an emotional and unforgettable masterpiece from one in all our most crucial historians.

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Captain Swing

By Eric J. Hobsbawm, George Rudé

EPUB eISBN: 9781781682258
Original e-book (hardcover): 1969
Electronic e-book (also paperback): 2014

The vintage social background of the nice English Agricultural rebellion of 1830, from one of many maximum historians of our age. For iteration upon new release, the English farm laborer lived in poverty and degradation. With the onset of the economic Revolution, even if, new forces got here into play--and while capitalism swept from the towns into the nation-state, tensions reached the verge of collapse. From 1830 on, a chain of revolts, often called the "Swing," shook England to its middle. here's the history of that upheaval, from its upward thrust to its fall, and the folks who attempted to alter their international. A masterpiece of British history.

About the Author-
Eric Hobsbawm used to be born in Alexandria in 1917 and expert in Vienna, Berlin, London and Cambridge. he's the writer of various vintage works of background. He died in October 2012.

George impolite was once a special Marxist historian and well known professional on 18th-century background. He died in 1993.

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Freedom & Necessity

By Steven Brust, Emma Bull

It is 1849. throughout Europe, the excessive tide of revolution has crested, leaving recrimination and betrayal in its wake. From the excessive councils of Prussia to the corridors of Parliament, the powers-that-be breathe sighs of aid. however the powers-that-be are rarely unified between themselves. faraway from it...

On the south coast of britain, London man-about-town James Cobham involves himself in a rustic hotel, without concept how he bought there. Corresponding together with his cousin, he discovers himself to were presumed drowned in a boating coincidence. jointly they make a decision that he may still remain placed for the instant, whereas they examine what can have transpired. For James Cobham is a sought after man--wanted by way of conspiring factions of the govt. and the Chartists alike, and likewise the objective of a paranormal conspiracy inside of his personal family.

And so the journey begins...leading the reader via each nook of mid-nineteenth-century Britain, from the parlors of the elite to the dens of the underclass. now not in view that Wilkie Collins or Conan Doyle has there been any such great quantity of weapons, swordfights, relations intrigues, girls disguised as males, occult societies, philosophical discussions, and, after all, passionate romance.

Nor may perhaps any writing workforce yet Steven Brust and Emma Bull make it fairly lots fun...

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