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Michael Jones - Author

About the Author

Michael Jones was awarded a history PhD by Bristol University, and subsequently taught at Glasgow University and Winchester College. He is a fellow of the Royal Historical Society and a member of the British Commission for Military History, and works now as a writer, media consultant and presenter. He has written books on the battles of Bosworth, Agincourt, Stalingrad and Leningrad, and most recently The Retreat: Hitler's First Defeat. For the last few years he has conducted battlefield tours of the Eastern Front.

Featured books by Michael Jones

After Hitler The Last Days of the Second World War in Europe

After Hitler The Last Days of the Second World War in Europe

Author: Michael Jones Format: Paperback Release Date: 18/12/2015

On 30 April 1945, Adolf Hitler committed suicide. The following day, his propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels also killed himself and the crumbling Third Reich passed to Admiral Karl Donitz. The Nazis' position seemed hopeless. Yet remarkably, the war in the rest of Europe went on for another ten days. After Hitler looks at these days as a narrative day-by-day countdown but also as a broader global history of a European war that had seen some of the most savage battles in history. Relations between the 'Big Three' - the United States, Great Britain and the Soviet Union - suddenly plunged to near breaking point. This book reveals that tumultuous story. After Hitler also looks at the wider canvas of the war and the terrible humanitarian catastrophe uncovered in Europe. It describes those who felt the joy of freedom, but also those who faced a highly uncertain future. As Red Army soldiers joined forces with their British and American allies, Stalin's East finally came face to face with Churchill's and Truman's West. After Hitler tells of their growing mistrust, but also of moments of remarkable goodwill and co-operation - the brief but poignant hope that these great nations could together fashion a new and safer future. This is a fascinating exploration of the brief but crucial period that shaped the emerging post-war world.

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After Hitler The Last Days of the Second World War in Europe

After Hitler The Last Days of the Second World War in Europe

Author: Michael Jones Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/01/2015

On 30 April 1945, Adolf Hitler committed suicide. The following day, his propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels also killed himself and the crumbling Third Reich passed to Admiral Karl Donitz. The Nazis' position seemed hopeless. Yet remarkably, the war in the rest of Europe went on for another ten days. After Hitler looks at these days as a narrative day-by-day countdown but also as a broader global history of a European war that had seen some of the most savage battles in history. Relations between the 'Big Three' - the United States, Great Britain and the Soviet Union - suddenly plunged to near breaking point. This book reveals that tumultuous story. After Hitler also looks at the wider canvas of the war and the terrible humanitarian catastrophe uncovered in Europe. It describes those who felt the joy of freedom, but also those who faced a highly uncertain future. As Red Army soldiers joined forces with their British and American allies, Stalin's East finally came face to face with Churchill's and Truman's West. After Hitler tells of their growing mistrust, but also of moments of remarkable goodwill and co-operation - the brief but poignant hope that these great nations could together fashion a new and safer future. This is a fascinating exploration of the brief but crucial period that shaped the emerging post-war world.

Other books by Michael Jones

The Gathering Storm The Countdown to the Second World War

The Gathering Storm The Countdown to the Second World War

Author: Michael Jones Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/09/2019

Summer, 1939. The remarkable events that occurred between the Nazi-Soviet pact and the German army's eventual invasion of Poland on 1 September were neither foreseeable nor inevitable. Gathering Storm is the riveting new account of this most precarious and fraught race against time. In a countdown covering the ten days from the aftermath of the Nazi-Soviet pact on 24 August 1939 to the outbreak of war on 3 September, Mike Jones' thrilling narrative uses a wide range of source material - many completely new - to provide a fresh, global retelling of events, anchored by the deteriorating relations between Britain and Germany.

Yellowstone; Natural Wonders

Yellowstone; Natural Wonders

Author: Michael Jones Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/01/2019

Flora, fauna, and volcanic wonders - the Yellowstone National Park is the epitome of natural beauty. Words don't do justice to it. Therefore, we bring a collection of photographs of its most bewildering spots! The Yellowstone National park is a natural wonder, spread on more than 3500 square miles, across three states (Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho). The Yellowstone is the world's first national park and is a volcanic marvel, where the immense power of these volcanoes rises in majestic hot springs, mud pots, and geysers. It has wildlife that can leave you in awe. Bison, black bears, elks, pronghorns are some of the highlights of this park's wilderness. Alongside a fauna of epic proportions, the park's flora is something that can't be missed either. Some of the most exotic plant species are found in the park that makes you fall in love with every time you lay an eye on them.

Rusty Ruins; Rusty Remains, Ghost Towns, Abandoned Places; Volume 1

Rusty Ruins; Rusty Remains, Ghost Towns, Abandoned Places; Volume 1

Author: Michael Jones Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/01/2019

This is the first book of an upcoming series of photos and a history of similar locations around the country. In the book we have included the rich history and breathtaking photographs of the Rhyolite Ghost Town, which was founded in 1904 and is situated just outside Las Vegas, The infamous Cottontail Ranch which is famous because of its history associated with Howard Hughes is located in Esmeralda County, Nevada, The Bonnie Claire Mine located in Nevada which was also built in 1904 and closed 1931, the Carrara Marble Mine was created in 1911 where it produced slabs of marble until it ceased operations in 1917. The book also showcases the history of the amazing Bannack Ghost Town in Montana, through both picture and words. Seeing these locations instilled new life in us giving us the motivation to travel to even more destinations and bring back even more memories to discuss. These things are fast fading, and it feels only a matter of time before they cease to exist.

AS/A-level English Literature Workbook: Measure for Measure

AS/A-level English Literature Workbook: Measure for Measure

Author: Michael Jones Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/08/2018

Exam board: AQA A, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC Eduqas, CCEA Level: A-level Subject: English First teaching: September 2015 First exams: Summer 2016 (AS); Summer 2017 (A-level) Check, reinforce and improve critical skills and textual understanding to give students the best chance of success in their AS/A-level English Literature exams. Containing over 150 ready-made activities for Measure for Measure - with comprehensive answers provided online - this write-in Workbook: - Actively develops knowledge and skills as students practise questions that cover plot and structure, themes, characterisation, form and language, contexts and critical approaches - Ensures that every student achieves real progress with activities that gradually build in difficulty, plus additional 'Challenge yourself' tasks to target the top grades - Helps students make the transition from GCSE to AS/A-level, with guidance from experienced examiners and teachers on higher-level skills, such as analysing structure and using literary terminology - Focuses on exam skills with a separate section that includes practice essay questions and advice on: question types; essay planning; writing about extracts and whole texts; using evidence and context - Encourages independent learning as students use their Workbook at home or in class, throughout the course or for revision and exam preparation - Supports the AQA A, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC Eduqas and CCEA AS/A-level English Literature specifications through a wide range of activities suitable for every exam board

The Black Prince

The Black Prince

Author: Michael Jones Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/07/2018

A major new biography of the Black Prince. 'A clear-eyed and thrilling vision of the man behind the legend' DAN JONES. 'Pacy, vivid and extremely readable' TLS. In 1346, at the age of sixteen, he won his spurs at Crecy; nine years later he conducted a brutal raid across Languedoc; in 1356 he captured the king of France at Poitiers; as lord of Aquitaine he ruled a vast swathe of southwestern France. He was Edward of Woodstock, eldest son of Edward III, but better known to posterity as 'the Black Prince'. Michael Jones tells the remarkable story of a great warrior-prince - and paints an unforgettable portrait of warfare and chivalry in the late Middle Ages.

Medical Negligence

Medical Negligence

Author: Michael Jones Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/12/2017

Medical Negligence provides a comprehensive and authoritative analysis of the potential legal liabilities of healthcare professionals and hospitals arising out of the provision of healthcare. The principal focus is on the law of negligence as it applies in the medical context, but the book also includes extensive coverage of consent to medical treatment, defective products, confidentiality, the liability of hospitals, defences and limitation, the principles applied to the assessment damages, and procedural issues. This essential title is recognised as an authority in the area of medical negligence and provides insight into developing areas of the law: Analyses current case law and interprets applicable legislation Provides clear, concise analysis applicable to generalist and specialist practitioners Provides authoritative guidance New in this edition: Fully up-to-date, including discussion of relevant statutory provisions and Commonwealth case law Detailed discussion of developing caselaw on the Mental Capacity Act 2005 Chapter on informed consent rewritten to take account of the Supreme Court decision in Montgomery v Lanarkshire Health Board Discussion of the emerging tort of misuse of private information Full reference to relevant professional guidance issued by the General Medical Council (Good Medical Practice, 2013 and Confidentiality: good practice in handling patient information, 2017) Revised system of headings/sub-headings to provide easier navigation of the text Appendices Includes Appendices on: NHS Indemnity Pre-Action Protocol for the Resolution of Clinical Disputes Glossary of Medical Terms Rely on the experts Written by Michael A. Jones, Emeritus Professor of Law at the University of Liverpool, with the assistance of John McQuater, Head of Litigation at Atherton Godfrey. A selection of new cases included: Supreme Court/House of Lords/Privy Council: Montgomery v Lanarkshire Health Board (2015) where the Supreme Court held that the Bolam test should no longer apply to the duty owed by a doctor to disclose information about the risks of proposed medical treatment and its alternatives, adopting in its place the prudent patient test Aintree University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust v James (2013) SC on the withdrawal of medical treatment being given to patients who lack capacity Cheshire West and Chester Council v P (2014) SC on the requirements for a lawful decision to deprive an incapacitated patient of their liberty Savage v South Essex Partnership NHS Trust (2008) and Rabone v Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust (2012) on the potential liability under the Human Rights Act of medical professionals dealing with a patient who is at risk of attempting suicide Williams v The Bermuda Hospitals Board (2016) where the judicial committee of the Privy Council considered the material contribution to damage test of causation in a clinical negligence action A series of cases dealing with the principles of vicarious liability: Various Claimants v Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools (2012); Mohamud v Wm Morrison Supermarkets Ltd (2016); Cox v Ministry of Justice (2016); and Armes v Nottinghamshire CC (2017) Woodland v Swimming Teachers Association (2013) and Armes v Nottinghamshire CC (2017) on an employer's liability in respect of non-delegable duties A series of cases dealing with the manner in which the Fairchild principle of causation should be applied: Sienkiewicz v Greif (UK) Ltd (2011); Durham v BAI (Run Off) Ltd (2012); and International Energy Group Ltd v Zurich Insurance Plc UK (2015) (holding that the common law rule for apportioning liability based on a defendant's contribution to the risk of developing mesothelioma established in Barker v Corus is still good law) Gray v Thames Trains Ltd (2009) and Patel v Mirza (2016) on the correct test for the illegality defence AB v Ministry of Defence (2012) on the claimant's date of knowledge for the purposes of the Limitation Act 1980 Court of Appeal: Farraj v King's Healthcare NHS Trust (2009) on the potential liability of a hospital for the work of an independent laboratory in analysing tissue samples and providing a diagnosis On liability for psychiatric harm to the relatives of a patient injured by medical negligence: Liverpool Women's Hospital NHS Foundation Trust v Ronayne (2015) Darnley v Croydon Health Services NHS Trust (2017) on the responsibility of a receptionist in an A&E department who gives incorrect information about waiting times FB v Rana (2017) on the duty of a senior house officer in an A&E department to take an adequate history (a basic skill which all hospital doctors are expected to possess) Webster v Burton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (2017) on the doctor's duty, where there are two treatment options, to discuss the options and risks with the patient

Black Prince

Black Prince

Author: Michael Jones Format: eBook Release Date: 13/07/2017

'A clear-eyed and thrilling vision of the man behind the legend' DAN JONES. In 1346, at the age of sixteen, he won his spurs at Crecy; nine years later he conducted a brutal raid across Languedoc; in 1356 he captured the king of France at Poitiers; as lord of Aquitaine he ruled a vast swathe of southwestern France. He was Edward of Woodstock, eldest son of Edward III, but better known to posterity as 'the Black Prince'. Michael Jones tells the remarkable story of a great warrior-prince - and paints an unforgettable portrait of warfare and chivalry in the late Middle Ages.

The Black Prince

The Black Prince

Author: Michael Jones Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/07/2017

A major new biography of the Black Prince. 'A clear-eyed and thrilling vision of the man behind the legend' DAN JONES. 'Pacy, vivid and extremely readable' TLS. In 1346, at the age of sixteen, he won his spurs at Crecy; nine years later he conducted a brutal raid across Languedoc; in 1356 he captured the king of France at Poitiers; as lord of Aquitaine he ruled a vast swathe of southwestern France. He was Edward of Woodstock, eldest son of Edward III, but better known to posterity as 'the Black Prince'. Michael Jones tells the remarkable story of a great warrior-prince - and paints an unforgettable portrait of warfare and chivalry in the late Middle Ages.

Sardinian Syntax

Sardinian Syntax

Author: Michael Jones Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/08/2016

Sardinian Syntax presents the first comprehensive synchronic description of Sardinian syntax available in English. Michael Jones combines a detailed coverage of the language with a theoretical approach that draws on contemporary linguistic theory. The book provides an extensive reference grammar and an invaluable source of information for all linguists whose interests extend beyond the world's major languages.

24 Hours at Agincourt

24 Hours at Agincourt

Author: Michael Jones Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/08/2016

Agincourt was an astonishing clash of arms, a pivotal moment in the Hundred Years War and the history of warfare in general. King Henry V's exhausted troops were preparing for certain defeat as they faced a far larger French army. What was to take place in the following 24 hours, it seemed only the miraculous intervention of God could explain. Interlacing eyewitness accounts, background chronicle and documentary sources with a new interpretation of the battle's onset, acclaimed military historian Michael Jones takes the reader into the heart of this extraordinary feat of arms.

Talking and Learning with Young Children

Talking and Learning with Young Children

Author: Michael Jones Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/12/2015

Children learn to talk through interaction including involvement in many thousands of conversations with adults and other children. These conversations provide the framework for exploring relationships, understanding the world, and learning - in its widest sense. This book explores how children learn to communicate using language, how they use language to learn and the role of adults in the process. It examines how adults can support children to learn by involving them in positive interactions, meaningful conversation and by helping them play, explore and talk with each other. The book includes: examples of children and adults talking and learning together case studies of successful approaches that support language and learning in early years settings points for reflection and practical tasks Informed by the author's own experience working with young children, families and practitioners, and from his involvement in the England-wide Every Child a Talker (ECaT) project, it links key research findings with successful practice to inspire practitioners to develop skills when talking with children, influence how adults plan for talk in settings and gain insight into how language develops in the home.

Talking and Learning with Young Children

Talking and Learning with Young Children

Author: Michael Jones Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/12/2015

Children learn to talk through interaction including involvement in many thousands of conversations with adults and other children. These conversations provide the framework for exploring relationships, understanding the world, and learning - in its widest sense. This book explores how children learn to communicate using language, how they use language to learn and the role of adults in the process. It examines how adults can support children to learn by involving them in positive interactions, meaningful conversation and by helping them play, explore and talk with each other. The book includes: examples of children and adults talking and learning together case studies of successful approaches that support language and learning in early years settings points for reflection and practical tasks Informed by the author's own experience working with young children, families and practitioners, and from his involvement in the England-wide Every Child a Talker (ECaT) project, it links key research findings with successful practice to inspire practitioners to develop skills when talking with children, influence how adults plan for talk in settings and gain insight into how language develops in the home.

Art of Empire The Roman Frescoes and Imperial Cult Chamber in Luxor Temple

Art of Empire The Roman Frescoes and Imperial Cult Chamber in Luxor Temple

Author: Michael Jones, Susanna McFadden Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/11/2015

The Luxor Temple of Amun-Re, built to commemorate the divine power of the pharaohs, is one of the iconic monuments of New Kingdom Egypt. In the 4th century C.E., the Roman Imperial government, capitalizing on the site's earlier significance, converted the temple into a military camp and constructed a lavishly painted cult chamber dedicated to the four emperors of the Tetrarchy. These frescoes provide fascinating insight into the political landscape of the late Roman Empire and, as the only surviving wall paintings from the tetrarchic period, into the history of Roman art. The culmination of a groundbreaking conservation project, this volume brings together scholars across disciplines for a comprehensive look at the frescoes and their architectural, archaeological, and historical contexts. More than 150 stunning illustrations present the paintings for the first time in their newly conserved state, along with a selection of 19th-century documentary watercolors. This remarkable publication illustrates how physical context, iconography, and style were used to convey ideology throughout Rome's provinces.

After Hitler The Last Days of the Second World War in Europe

After Hitler The Last Days of the Second World War in Europe

Author: Michael Jones Format: Paperback Release Date: 18/12/2015

On 30 April 1945, Adolf Hitler committed suicide. The following day, his propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels also killed himself and the crumbling Third Reich passed to Admiral Karl Donitz. The Nazis' position seemed hopeless. Yet remarkably, the war in the rest of Europe went on for another ten days. After Hitler looks at these days as a narrative day-by-day countdown but also as a broader global history of a European war that had seen some of the most savage battles in history. Relations between the 'Big Three' - the United States, Great Britain and the Soviet Union - suddenly plunged to near breaking point. This book reveals that tumultuous story. After Hitler also looks at the wider canvas of the war and the terrible humanitarian catastrophe uncovered in Europe. It describes those who felt the joy of freedom, but also those who faced a highly uncertain future. As Red Army soldiers joined forces with their British and American allies, Stalin's East finally came face to face with Churchill's and Truman's West. After Hitler tells of their growing mistrust, but also of moments of remarkable goodwill and co-operation - the brief but poignant hope that these great nations could together fashion a new and safer future. This is a fascinating exploration of the brief but crucial period that shaped the emerging post-war world.

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The New Cambridge Medieval History: Volume 6, c.1300-c.1415

The New Cambridge Medieval History: Volume 6, c.1300-c.1415

Author: Michael Jones Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/05/2015

The sixth volume of The New Cambridge Medieval History covers the fourteenth century, a period dominated by plague, other natural disasters and war which brought to an end three centuries of economic growth and cultural expansion in Christian Europe, but one which also saw important developments in government, religious and intellectual life, and new cultural and artistic patterns. Part I sets the scene by discussion of general themes in the theory and practice of government, religion, social and economic history, and culture. Part II deals with the individual histories of the states of western Europe; Part III with that of the Church at the time of the Avignon papacy and the Great Schism; and Part IV with eastern and northern Europe, Byzantium and the early Ottomans, giving particular attention to the social and economic relations with westerners and those of other civilisations in the Mediterranean.

Accounting for Biodiversity

Accounting for Biodiversity

Author: Michael Jones Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/06/2014

'Biodiversity' at its simplest, refers to the variety of species inhabiting Planet Earth. It is essential to the well-being of the planet. There is now a scientific consensus around the current ongoing crisis in biodiversity arising from both climate change and human activities. Experts believe we are in the middle of a mass extinction of biodiversity with devastating consequences for our planet. Accounting for Biodiversity explores the need for companies to actively protect, conserve and improve biodiversity within their sphere of operation. The 14 chapters written by a selected team of experts investigate the ways in which companies are embracing their responsibility through a variety of biodiversity initiatives and innovative models designed to improve the recording, reporting and valuing of biodiversity. Global case studies look at biodiversity accounting in Africa, Asia, Australasia, Europe and South America. Overall, this book provides a comprehensive set of reflections on accounting for biodiversity and recommendations for the future. This book is essential reading for all those interested in the contribution that accounting can make to the preservation of biodiversity. As we see increasing awareness of the importance of sustainability and ecological responsibility in business activity it is relevant and should prove informative to students, managers, accountants and those in business more generally. It is also important for all those interested in conserving biodiversity.

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