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The President The Pope And The Prime Minister

Author : John O'Sullivan
ISBN : 9781596980341
Genre : History
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The President, the Pope, and the Prime Minister is a sweeping, dramatic account of how three great figures changed the course of history. All of them led with courage — but also with great optimism. The pope helped ordinary Poles and East Europeans banish their fear of Soviet Communism, convincing them that liberation was possible. The prime minister restored her country's failing economy by reviving the "vigorous virtues" of the British people. The president rebuilt America's military power, its national morale, and its pre – eminence as leader of the free world. Together, they brought down an evil empire and changed the world for the better. No one can tell their intertwined story better than John O'Sullivan, former editor of National Review and the Times of London, who knew all three and conducted exclusive interviews that shed extraordinary new light on these giants of the twentieth century.
Category: History

Margaret Thatcher And Ronald Reagan

Author : J. Cooper
ISBN : 9781137283665
Genre : Political Science
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A new exploration of the relationship between the Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan administrations in domestic policy. Using recently released documentary material and extensive research interviews, James Cooper demonstrates how specific policy transfer between these 'political soul mates' was more limited than is typically assumed.
Category: Political Science

The Triumph Of Improvisation

Author : James Wilson
ISBN : 9780801470219
Genre : Political Science
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In The Triumph of Improvisation, James Graham Wilson takes a long view of the end of the Cold War, from the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in December 1979 to Operation Desert Storm in January 1991. Drawing on deep archival research and recently declassified papers, Wilson argues that adaptation, improvisation, and engagement by individuals in positions of power ended the specter of a nuclear holocaust. Amid ambivalence and uncertainty, Mikhail Gorbachev, Ronald Reagan, George Shultz, and George H. W. Bush—and a host of other actors—engaged with adversaries and adapted to a rapidly changing international environment and information age in which global capitalism recovered as command economies failed. Eschewing the notion of a coherent grand strategy to end the Cold War, Wilson paints a vivid portrait of how leaders made choices; some made poor choices while others reacted prudently, imaginatively, and courageously to events they did not foresee. A book about the burdens of responsibility, the obstacles of domestic politics, and the human qualities of leadership, The Triumph of Improvisation concludes with a chapter describing how George H. W. Bush oversaw the construction of a new configuration of power after the fall of the Berlin Wall, one that resolved the fundamental components of the Cold War on Washington’s terms.
Category: Political Science

Rendezvous With Destiny

Author : Craig Shirley
ISBN : 9781497636385
Genre : Political Science
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“A first-rate work of insider his­tory . . . A monumental accomplishment.” —National Review The election that changed everything: Craig Shirley’s masterful account of the 1980 presidential campaign reveals how a race judged “too close to call” as late as Election Day became a Reagan landslide—and altered the course of history. To write Rendezvous with Destiny, Shirley gained unprecedented access to 1980 campaign files and interviewed more than 150 insiders—from Reagan’s closest advisers and family members to Jimmy Carter himself. His gripping account follows Reagan’s unlikely path from his bitter defeat on the floor of the 1976 Republican convention, through his underreported “wilderness years,” through grueling primary fights in which he knocked out several Republican heavyweights, through an often-nasty general election campaign complicated by the presence of a third-party candidate (not to mention the looming shadow of Ted Kennedy), to Reagan’s astounding victory on Election Night in 1980. Shirley’s years of intensive research have enabled him to relate countless untold stories—including, at long last, the solution to one of the most enduring mysteries in politics: just how Reagan’s campaign got hold of Carter’s debate briefing books.
Category: Political Science

How To Be A Conservative

Author : Roger Scruton
ISBN : 9781472903778
Genre : Philosophy
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What does it mean to be a conservative in an age so sceptical of conservatism? How can we live in the presence of our 'canonized forefathers' at a time when their cultural, religious and political bequest is so routinely rejected? With soft left-liberalism as the dominant force in Western politics, what can conservatives now contribute to public debate that will not be dismissed as pure nostalgia? In this highly personal and witty book, renowned philosopher Roger Scruton explains how to live as a conservative in spite of the pressures to exist otherwise. Drawing on his own experience as a counter-cultural presence in public life, Scruton argues that while humanity might survive in the absence of the conservative outlook, it certainly won't flourish. How to be a conservative is not only a blueprint for modern conservatism. It is a heartfelt appeal on behalf of old fashioned decencies and values, which are the bedrock of our weakened, but still enduring civilization.
Category: Philosophy

Pearson General Knowledge Manual 2009

Author : Edgar Thorpe
ISBN : 8131723003
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An Updated and Revised Edition of the Most Popular General Knowledge Manual. FEATURES * Up-to-date, comprehensive and all purpose in approach * Includes a set of multiple-choice questions at the end of each section to test your understanding * Based on current trends in various examinations * National and international current affairs included

Paris In December 1851

Author : Eugène i. e. Pierre Paul Eugène Ténot
ISBN : WISC:89095881785
Genre : France
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Category: France

Fashoda Alternate History Tales

ISBN : 9788578935696
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Is our reality the only one? Our History the only that is real? What if there were parallel dimensions/universes to our own where History has taken different paths? This book is about that possibility. To imagine ?what might have been? is a new (when compared to other science fiction older themes) and fascinating subgenre of Science Fiction called ?Alternate History?. So ?alternate history? is what this book is all about mainly about what if the Fashoda Incident had led to war- Britain and France have always been allies during all the twentieth century. Both nations have fought and won the two World Wars. They have been together (with little disagreement at least) on the same side of Cold War and finally together in the European Union. Therefore, it is difficult to imagine and understandable that so few people today know that in the late nineteenth century, 1898 to be precise, both those ?great allies? were brought to the verge of war! It was the Fashoda Incident. However in our reality the French backed away allowing the British all territorial claims to Fashoda and in exchange France received rights over Morocco. This was the last crisis between the UK and France and from that moment on the ?Entente Cordiale? that allied both countries was born and is still alive today. Nevertheless, that particular crisis might have gone out of control, France might not have yielded its interests to the British what would cause grave consequences. The worst one is that a war might have been fought between the French and British that might have changed all the next century (the twentieth century). Even today's world might be a very different place... However the thematic of a different (and worst) Fashoda incident although the central one it is not the only one in this book, I also imagine others- what if Portugal has never existed? What if the communists (and not the Nazis) have took over Germany in the 1930`s? What if Rasputin has survived and latter turned into a dictator of a Dark Magic regime in Russia? And these are only some examples. Have fun!