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Book The March of Folly

    Book Details:
  • Author : Barbara Tuchman
  • Publisher : Crux Publishing Ltd
  • Release : 2015-01-29
  • ISBN : 190997918X
  • Pages : 634 pages

Download or read book The March of Folly written by Barbara Tuchman and published by Crux Publishing Ltd. This book was released on 2015-01-29 with total page 634 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In The March of Folly (originally published in 1984) Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Barbara W. Tuchman explores one of the paradoxes of history – the pursuit by governments of policies contrary to their own interests despite the availability of feasible alternatives. She draws on a comprehensive array of examples, from Montezuma’s senseless surrender of his empire in 1520 to Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor. In brilliant detail, Tuchman illuminates four decisive turning points in history that illustrate the very heights of folly: the Trojan War, the breakup of the Holy See provoked by the Renaissance popes, the loss of the American colonies by Britain’s George III, and the United States’ own persistent mistakes in Vietnam. Throughout The March of Folly, Tuchman’s incomparable talent for animating the people, places, and events of history is on spectacular display.

Book The March of Folly

    Book Details:
  • Author : Barbara Wertheim Tuchman
  • Publisher : G K Hall & Company
  • Release : 1984-01-01
  • ISBN : 9780816137619
  • Pages : 784 pages

Download or read book The March of Folly written by Barbara Wertheim Tuchman and published by G K Hall & Company. This book was released on 1984-01-01 with total page 784 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Examines the irrationalities of governments through analysis of four crises of history--the fall of Troy, the Renaissance popes' provocation of the Protestant Reformation, Britain's loss of the American colonies, and America's involvement in Vietnam

Book The march of folly   from Troy to Vietnam

Download or read book The march of folly from Troy to Vietnam written by Barbara W. Tuchman and published by . This book was released on 1980 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book March of Folly B Pbp from Troy to Vietnam B

Download or read book March of Folly B Pbp from Troy to Vietnam B written by Barbara W. Tuchman and published by . This book was released on 1990-02 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book New York Magazine

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  • Author :
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 1984-03-12
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : 144 pages

Download or read book New York Magazine written by and published by . This book was released on 1984-03-12 with total page 144 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: New York magazine was born in 1968 after a run as an insert of the New York Herald Tribune and quickly made a place for itself as the trusted resource for readers across the country. With award-winning writing and photography covering everything from politics and food to theater and fashion, the magazine's consistent mission has been to reflect back to its audience the energy and excitement of the city itself, while celebrating New York as both a place and an idea.

Book The Marine Corps Gazette

Download or read book The Marine Corps Gazette written by and published by . This book was released on 1984 with total page 1074 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book The Proud Tower

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  • Author : Barbara Tuchman
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release : 2014-06-05
  • ISBN : 0241968259
  • Pages : 520 pages

Download or read book The Proud Tower written by Barbara Tuchman and published by Penguin UK. This book was released on 2014-06-05 with total page 520 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Barbara Tuchman's The Proud Tower is a haunting account of Britain on the cusp of total war - reissued for the 2014 Centenary. The last government in the Western world to possess all the attributes of aristocracy in working condition took office in England in June of 1895 . . . In this now classic work, Pulitzer prize-winning historian Barbara Tuchman explores the quarter century leading up to the First World War, from the dying embers of the British aristocracy to the fitful eruptions of the anarchist movement. She provides a compelling portrait of the key figures and conflicting ideologies of this time, giving an intimate view of an epoch that was soon to be swept away by the tide of history. 'Her intention is to make the age alive for us, and in that she abundantly succeeds' Daily Telegraph 'Tuchman has a gift of recreating a period and a mood by an inspired selection of detail and sheer narrative sweep. A volcano of a book' Evening Standard 'Impeccable scholarship and literary polish. Impossible to read without pleasure and admiration' New York Times Barbara Tuchman achieved prominence as a historian with The Zimmerman Telegram and international fame with the Pulitzer-Prize winning The Guns of August. She is also the author of Stilwell and the American Experience in China (also awarded the Pulitzer Prize), A Distant Mirror and The March of Folly. She died in 1989. The Guns of August and The Zimmerman Telegram are published by Penguin.

Book Strategic Review

Download or read book Strategic Review written by and published by . This book was released on 1984 with total page 430 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: ... dedicated to the advancement and understanding of those principles and practices, military and political, which serve the vital security interests of the United States.

Book Air University Review

Download or read book Air University Review written by and published by . This book was released on 1985-05 with total page 132 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book OVERCONFIDENCE AND WAR

Download or read book OVERCONFIDENCE AND WAR written by Dominic D. P. Johnson and published by Harvard University Press. This book was released on 2009-06-30 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Opponents rarely go to war without thinking they can win--and clearly, one side must be wrong. This conundrum lies at the heart of the so-called "war puzzle": rational states should agree on their differences in power and thus not fight. But as Dominic Johnson argues in "Overconfidence and War," states are no more rational than people, who are susceptible to exaggerated ideas of their own virtue, of their ability to control events, and of the future. By looking at this bias--called "positive illusions"--as it figures in evolutionary biology, psychology, and the politics of international conflict, this book offers compelling insights into why states wage war. Johnson traces the effects of positive illusions on four turning points in twentieth-century history: two that erupted into war (World War I and Vietnam); and two that did not (the Munich crisis and the Cuban missile crisis). Examining the two wars, he shows how positive illusions have filtered into politics, causing leaders to overestimate themselves and underestimate their adversaries--and to resort to violence to settle a conflict against unreasonable odds. In the Munich and Cuban missile crises, he shows how lessening positive illusions may allow leaders to pursue peaceful solutions. The human tendency toward overconfidence may have been favored by natural selection throughout our evolutionary history because of the advantages it conferred--heightening combat performance or improving one's ability to bluff an opponent. And yet, as this book suggests--and as the recent conflict in Iraq bears out--in the modern world the consequences of this evolutionary legacy are potentially deadly.

Book Re imagining Social Work

Download or read book Re imagining Social Work written by Jim Ife and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2023-11-30 with total page 217 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Social workers are increasingly faced with contemporary global challenges such as inequality, climate change and displacement of people. As a field committed to supporting the world's most vulnerable populations and communities, social work must adapt to meet the needs of this changing global landscape. Re-imagining Social Work broadens the imaginative horizons for social workers and acquaints readers with their potential to creatively contribute to global change. Written in an accessible style, this book motivates readers to think outside the box when it comes to linking theory to their social work practice, in order to construct innovative solutions to prominent social problems. Re-imagining Social Work provides a unique perspective on how social work can evolve for the future. Through theory and critical perspective, this book provides the skills required to be an innovative creative social worker.

Book Change and Confusion in Catholicism

Download or read book Change and Confusion in Catholicism written by Nathan R. Kollar and published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. This book was released on 2022-10-07 with total page 433 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: We live in a liminal time. The anthropologist Victor Turner describes liminality as a time of severe disorientation for individuals and societies that lies between one stage of life and another. All the former signposts that provided people with an identity are in a state of upheaval as they transit between these stages. This book uses the lifelong personal and professional experiences of the author to analyse how Catholics experience liminality today and dealt with it yesterday. It provides the reader with an historical case study of frightening experiences, both in teaching what to expect during such a time and what to assume when it ends.

Book TRIUMPH OF RACISM

    Book Details:
  • Author : Emmanuel Neba-Fuh
  • Publisher : Miraclaire Publishing
  • Release : 2021-04-05
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : 678 pages

Download or read book TRIUMPH OF RACISM written by Emmanuel Neba-Fuh and published by Miraclaire Publishing. This book was released on 2021-04-05 with total page 678 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Emmanuel Neba-Fuh in this comprehensive chronological compilation and thorough narrative of the history of white supremacy in Africa provide an unflinching fresh case that African poverty - a central tenet of the “shithole” demonization, is not a natural feature of geography or a consequence of culture, but a direct product of imperial extraction from the continent – a practice that continues into the present. A brutal and nefarious tale of slave trade, genocides, massacres, dictators supported, progressive leaders murdered, weapon-smuggling, cloak-and-dagger secret services, corruption, international conspiracy, and spectacular military operations, he raised the most basic and fundamental question - how was Africa (the world’s richest continent) raped and reduced to what Donald J. Trump called “shithole?” By V. Mbanwie

Book Marketing Skills in Practice

Download or read book Marketing Skills in Practice written by Linda Anne Barkas and published by Taylor & Francis. This book was released on 2023-12-07 with total page 195 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Based around research into marketing education and marketing practice, Marketing Skills in Practice: Developing a Successful Marketing Career helps students embarking on their career to develop their professional identity, as well as the key skills required by employers in the industry. Divided into four core sections, the book begins with an overview of the field of marketing. Section two shows students how to relate practice to their own transferable skills, while section three gives students the opportunity to consider how they lead, develop, and manage within marketing. Section four provides students with the opportunity to reflect on their own learning and identify what knowledge and skills they have enhanced for their future careers. Fundamentally, the book identifies the key skills required in the marketing industry whilst also addressing the challenge of developing a career in leading and managing in a marketing context. Theoretical aspects are applied through real-life cases, practical examples and a themed case study, coupled with tasks that allow students to test and apply their knowledge to a workplace scenario, all of which are adaptable for hybrid teaching methods. Unique in its focus on employability, this text is suitable for all marketing students embarking on a career in the field, and particularly as core reading for any modules based on Marketing in Practice and Professional Development. Online resources include PowerPoint slides for lecturers and an instructor’s manual, which includes lesson plans, tasks, suggested answers, and a test bank with answers.

Book Old Links and New Ties

Download or read book Old Links and New Ties written by David Howell and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2013-10-25 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In an international landscape, where emerging newly empowered states are projecting economic and political challenges from Asia, Africa and Latin America, countries like Britain have to redefine roles for themselves in a new order that has reshaped the world. These new roles, as envisaged by David Howell, will rely far more on connectivities and fluid networks than on geographically defined blocs. How will Britain fare in this entirely new international landscape? With power and influence shifting to the developing world, and with a growing network of hyper-connections and communications between nations, Britain is already fundamentally repositioned. In this context, Howell presents a unique solution: engage with and re-energise the existing Commonwealth network of nations which is bound together by history and cultural connections. Emphasising the importance of soft power in the digital age, the author argues against the restrictions posed by traditional blocs and for the dynamism which Commonwealth linkages offer. Challenging traditionally accepted economic and political theories, Howell presents a unique new perspective on international and diplomatic relations in the twenty-first century.

Book Sick Schools

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  • Author : David V. Anderson
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Release : 2020-01-10
  • ISBN : 1532696884
  • Pages : 432 pages

Download or read book Sick Schools written by David V. Anderson and published by Wipf and Stock Publishers. This book was released on 2020-01-10 with total page 432 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Who's afraid of for-profit education? Those who work in non-profit or government owned and operated schools. Many parents and other stakeholders have been made fearful by this education establishment. What's more important to humans: nutrition or education? Nutrition is more important because it is the prerequisite for other human activities, including education. What organizations provide food and who pays for the food? Food is provided by for-profit farmers, for-profit processors, for-profit wholesalers, and for-profit retailers. Most food is purchased with the consumers' own money, but a significant amount is purchased by low-income individuals using food stamps. Why can't education be provided similarly using education stamps? We trust for-profit enterprises to provide our food. Why can't we trust for-profit enterprises to provide K-12 education? Fearmongers have frightened us and made us into gullible compliant socialists who despise commercial activities in education. Go to the supermarket and ponder its marvelous array of foods and then contemplate how a for-profit K-12 education sector would please and amaze its customers.

Book In Sickness and In Power

Download or read book In Sickness and In Power written by David Owen and published by Methuen. This book was released on 2022-03-17 with total page 536 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In Sickness and In Power looks at illness in heads of government, business and military leaders between 1901 and 2007. It considers how illness and therapy - both physical and mental - affect the decision-making of heads of government, engendering folly, in the sense of foolishness, stupidity or rashness. Owen is particularly interested in leaders who were not ill in the conventional sense, whose cognitive faculties functioned well, but who developed a 'hubristic syndrome' that powerfully affected their performance and their actions. As we learn here, they suffer a loss of capacity and become excessively self-confident and contemptuous of advice that runs counter to what they believe, or sometimes of any advice at all. Long fascinated with the inter-relationship between politics and medicine, David Owen uses his deep knowledge of both to look at sickness in political leaders. Owen expertly scrutinises such diverse political personalities as Sir Anthony Eden at the time of Suez in 1956; John F. Kennedy and the Bay of Pigs fiasco in 1961; the last Shah of Iran; and President Mitterrand of France who suffered from prostate cancer. The author also devotes a chapter to the hubristic behaviour and relationship between President Bush and Prime Minister Blair. The book ends by outlining some of the safeguards that society needs to address as a consequence of illness in heads of government. Revised and Updated Edition for 2016 including a new chapter entitled Hubris Syndrome in the Military.