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20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000

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Canada and the World since 1867

Canada and the World since 1867

Author: Asa (McMaster University, Canada) McKercher Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/09/2019

This book is a history of Canada's role in the world as well as the impact of world events on Canada. Starting from the country's quasi-independence from Britain in 1867, its analysis moves through events in Canadian and global history to the present day. Looking at Canada's international relations from the perspective of elite actors and normal people alike, this study draws on original research and the latest work on Canadian international and transnational history to examine Canadians' involvement with a diverse mix of issues, from trade and aid, to war and peace, to human rights and migration. The book traces four inter-connected themes: independence and growing estrangement from Britain; the longstanding and ongoing tensions created by ever-closer relations with the United States; the huge movement of people from around the world into Canada; and the often overlooked but significant range of Canadian contacts with the non-Western world. With an emphasis on the reciprocal nature of Canada's involvement in world affairs, ultimately it is the first work to blend international and transnational approaches to the history of Canadian international relations.

Canada and the World since 1867

Canada and the World since 1867

Author: Asa (McMaster University, Canada) McKercher Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/09/2019

This book is a history of Canada's role in the world as well as the impact of world events on Canada. Starting from the country's quasi-independence from Britain in 1867, its analysis moves through events in Canadian and global history to the present day. Looking at Canada's international relations from the perspective of elite actors and normal people alike, this study draws on original research and the latest work on Canadian international and transnational history to examine Canadians' involvement with a diverse mix of issues, from trade and aid, to war and peace, to human rights and migration. The book traces four inter-connected themes: independence and growing estrangement from Britain; the longstanding and ongoing tensions created by ever-closer relations with the United States; the huge movement of people from around the world into Canada; and the often overlooked but significant range of Canadian contacts with the non-Western world. With an emphasis on the reciprocal nature of Canada's involvement in world affairs, ultimately it is the first work to blend international and transnational approaches to the history of Canadian international relations.

Revolutionary Personality Lenin, Trotsky, Gandhi

Revolutionary Personality Lenin, Trotsky, Gandhi

Author: E. Victor Wolfenstein Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/09/2019

The author takes as his starting point the idea that men who rebel, despite many differences in character, resemble each other in some fundamental ways. He poses three questions: Why does a man become a revolutionist? What attributes of personality enable him to become an effective revolutionary leader? What psychological attributes enable a man to effect the transition to power? By focusing on the personalities of three important revolutionists he hypothesizes a model of a distinctive revolutionary personality. Lenin, Trotsky, and Gandhi are discussed in terms of trust, pride, courage, industry, confidence, and drive-the values that result from the successful management of the problems of the various stages of psycho-sexual growth. Originally published in 1967. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

Returning to Asia' Japan-Indonesia Relations, 19302-1942

Returning to Asia' Japan-Indonesia Relations, 19302-1942

Author: Ken'ichi Goto Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/08/2019

Japan's incursion into Southeast Asia at the start of the Pacific War was largely directly at Indonesia, but it followed more than a decade of debate about the significance of Southeast Asia to Japan's future. One of a very small number of scholars able to examine this process using both Japanese and Indonesian sources, Ken'ichi Goto marshals a vast array of materials to examine the thinking of key figures in both territories as the region moved toward war. On the Japanese side, the country was shifting away from the Western orientation adopted at the time of the Meiji Restoration and, as the title indicates, Returning to Asia. On the Indonesian side, youthful nationalists were seeking freedom from colonial rule and beyond that attempting to shape the future of their country. Ken'ichi Goto examines the experiences of Indonesian students and nationalist leaders who lived in or visited Japan and of Japanese civilians and military figures who lived in and or visited Indonesia during the 1930s and early 1940s, based on memoirs, diaries and interviews. The result is a penetrating account of an evolving and many-faceted relationship with broad implications for future relations between two major Asian powers that provides deep insights into the thinking on both sides.

Cheerful Memories/Troubled Years A Story of a Refusenik's Family in Leningrad and its Struggle for Immigration to Israel

Cheerful Memories/Troubled Years A Story of a Refusenik's Family in Leningrad and its Struggle for Immigration to Israel

Author: Aba Taratuta, Ida Taratuta Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/08/2019

This book captures the story of the Taratuta family and their struggle to flee the hardships of the USSR and repatriate to Israel in the late twentieth century. The narrative follows the lives of three family members, Aba, his wife Ida, and their son Misha, as they endure countless struggles throughout their journey to freedom. Tense moments ensue as the refuseniks print copies of forbidden Zionist literature and textbooks, publicly support those detained in prison and the Gulag, organize scientific and legal seminars in their apartment, receive Western visitors, and secretly partake in weekly Hebrew lessons. Well-recognized in the West as central players in the Soviet Jewish movement in Leningrad throughout the 1970s and 1980s, the Taratutas underwent constant surveillance by the KGB until they were finally able to repatriate to Israel. In spite of their hardships, the family attempted to live a life of normalcy and to cherish moments of happiness and togetherness.

Cheerful Memories/Troubled Years A Story of a Refusenik's Family in Leningrad and its Struggle for Immigration to Israel

Cheerful Memories/Troubled Years A Story of a Refusenik's Family in Leningrad and its Struggle for Immigration to Israel

Author: Aba Taratuta, Ida Taratuta Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/08/2019

This book captures the story of the Taratuta family and their struggle to flee the hardships of the USSR and repatriate to Israel in the late twentieth century. The narrative follows the lives of three family members, Aba, his wife Ida, and their son Misha, as they endure countless struggles throughout their journey to freedom. Tense moments ensue as the refuseniks print copies of forbidden Zionist literature and textbooks, publicly support those detained in prison and the Gulag, organize scientific and legal seminars in their apartment, receive Western visitors, and secretly partake in weekly Hebrew lessons. Well-recognized in the West as central players in the Soviet Jewish movement in Leningrad throughout the 1970s and 1980s, the Taratutas underwent constant surveillance by the KGB until they were finally able to repatriate to Israel. In spite of their hardships, the family attempted to live a life of normalcy and to cherish moments of happiness and togetherness.

Dim Croeso '69 - Gwrthsefyll yr Arwisgo

Dim Croeso '69 - Gwrthsefyll yr Arwisgo

Author: Arwel Vittle Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/08/2019

Die Legalisierung der nationalsozialistischen Machtubernahme 1933/34

Die Legalisierung der nationalsozialistischen Machtubernahme 1933/34

Author: Nils Wadenpohl Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/07/2019

Intrepid's Last Secrets Then and Now: History, Spies and Lies

Intrepid's Last Secrets Then and Now: History, Spies and Lies

Author: Bill MacDonald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/07/2019

The Oxford Handbook of European History, 1914-1945

The Oxford Handbook of European History, 1914-1945

Author: Nicholas Doumanis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/07/2019

The period spanning the two World Wars was unquestionably the most catastrophic in Europe's history. Despite such undeniably progressive developments as the radical expansion of women's suffrage and rising health standards, the era was dominated by political violence and chronic instability. Its symbols were Verdun, Guernica, and Auschwitz. By the end of this dark period, tens of millions of Europeans had been killed and more still had been displaced and permanently traumatized. If the nineteenth century gave Europeans cause to regard the future with a sense of optimism, the early twentieth century had them anticipating the destruction of civilization. The fact that so many revolutions, regime changes, dictatorships, mass killings, and civil wars took place within such a compressed time frame suggests that Europe experienced a general crisis. The Oxford Handbook of European History, 1914-1945 reconsiders the most significant features of this calamitous age from a transnational perspective. It demonstrates the degree to which national experiences were intertwined with those of other nations, and how each crisis was implicated in wider regional, continental, and global developments. Readers will find innovative and stimulating chapters on various political, social, and economic subjects by some of the leading scholars working on modern European history today.