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📒The Best Australian Essays 2006 ✍ Drusilla Modjeska
✏The Best Australian Essays 2006 Book Summary : New editor is Drusilla Modjeska, author of The Orchard, Stravinsky's Lunchand Timepieces. Past contributors include- Helen Garner, Inga Clendinnen, Robert Manne, Thomas Keneally, Richard Flanagan, Tim Flannery, M.J. Hyland, Barry Humphries, Peter Rose, Chloe Hooper, Gideon Haigh, Kate Jennings and many more. High profile extracts, reviews and feature interviews in weekend magazines and newspapers.
📒Roots Of War ✍ David G. Winter
✏Roots of War Book Summary : Ever since Thucydides pondered reasons for the outbreak of the Peloponnesian War, writers, philosophers, and social scientists have tried to identify factors that promote conflict escalation: for example, history (tomorrow's wars are often rooted in yesterday's conflicts), changing balance of power among nations, or domestic political forces. In the end, however, these "causes" are constructed by human beings and involve the memories, emotions, and motives of both the leaders and the led. In July 1914, the long-standing peace of Europe was shattered when the Sarajevo assassinations quickly escalated to World War I. In contrast, at the height of the Cold War, the Cuban Missile Crisis could have easily plunged the world into a thermonuclear world war, but was ultimately peacefully resolved. Why the different outcomes? In Roots of War: Wanting Power, Seeing Threat, Justifying Force, David G. Winter identifies three psychological factors that contributed to the differences in these historical outcomes: the desire for power, exaggerated perception of the opponent's threat, and justification for using military force. Several lines of research establish how these factors lead to escalation and war: comparative archival studies of "war" and "peace" crises, laboratory experiments on threat perception, and surveys of factors leading people to believe that a particular war is "just." The research findings in Roots of War also demonstrate the importance of power in preserving peace through diplomatic interventions, past and present.
📒Congressional Record ✍ United States. Congress
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✏Whither the World The Political Economy of the Future Book Summary : The study deals with challenging questions of long-term future of global economy and the mankind. Focusing not only on what happens in the economic sphere but also on cultural, social, political, demographic, technological, and ecological processes. It employs a holistic approach to answer fundamental questions about the course of the future.
📒The First World War ✍ Michael Howard
✏The First World War Book Summary : This book is an insightful narrative history, focusing on why the First World War occurred, how it was fought, and why it had the consequences it did. It examines in turn the state of Europe in 1914 and the outbreak of war; the onset of attrition in 1915 and the extension of the war; the'crisis of the war' (1917-18), the collapse of Russia and the weakening and eventual surrender of the Central Powers; the making of peace; and the historical controversies surrounding the causes and conduct of war.
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📒Encyclopedia Of Computer Science And Technology ✍ Harry Henderson
✏Encyclopedia of Computer Science and Technology Book Summary : Presents an illustrated A-Z encyclopedia containing approximately 600 entries on computer and technology related topics.
📒Radio Free Dixie ✍ Timothy B. Tyson
✏Radio Free Dixie Book Summary : This book tells the remarkable story of Robert F. Williams--one of the most influential black activists of the generation that toppled Jim Crow and forever altered the arc of American history. In the late 1950s, as president of the Monroe, North Carolina, branch of the NAACP, Williams and his followers used machine guns, dynamite, and Molotov cocktails to confront Klan terrorists. Advocating "armed self-reliance" by blacks, Williams challenged not only white supremacists but also Martin Luther King Jr. and the civil rights establishment. Forced to flee during the 1960s to Cuba--where he broadcast "Radio Free Dixie," a program of black politics and music that could be heard as far away as Los Angeles and New York City--and then China, Williams remained a controversial figure for the rest of his life. Historians have customarily portrayed the civil rights movement as a nonviolent call on America's conscience--and the subsequent rise of Black Power as a violent repudiation of the civil rights dream. But Radio Free Dixie reveals that both movements grew out of the same soil, confronted the same predicaments, and reflected the same quest for African American freedom. As Robert Williams's story demonstrates, independent black political action, black cultural pride, and armed self-reliance operated in the South in tension and in tandem with legal efforts and nonviolent protest.
📒Bloody Dawn ✍ Thomas Goodrich
✏Bloody Dawn Book Summary : Describes the events leading to the August, 1863 attack on Lawrence, Kansas by William Quantrill and his Confederate irregulars.
📒The War Of The Worlds ✍ H. G. Wells
✏The War of the Worlds Book Summary : An unnamed protagonist, whose suburban London home is in the path of Martian invaders, provides a fast-paced, exceptionally realistic narrative of the invaders' fantastic appearances, sophisticated technology, and increasingly bloodthirsty advances. Science fiction buffs will welcome this large print edition of a great classic that pioneered the genre.