The Struggle For Europe

Author: William I. Hitchcock
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 9780307491404
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From the ashes of World War II to the conflict over Iraq, William Hitchcock examines the miraculous transformation of Europe from a deeply fractured land to a continent striving for stability, tolerance, democracy, and prosperity. Exploring the role of Cold War politics in Europe’s peace settlement and the half century that followed, Hitchcock reveals how leaders such as Charles de Gaulle, Willy Brandt, and Margaret Thatcher balanced their nations’ interests against the demands of the reigning superpowers, leading to great strides in economic and political unity. He re-creates Europeans’ struggles with their troubling legacy of racial, ethnic, and national antagonism, and shows that while divisions persist, Europe stands on the threshold of changes that may profoundly shape the future of world affairs.

The Bitter Road To Freedom

Author: William I. Hitchcock
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743273818
Size: 18.38 MB
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A revisionist account of the liberation of Europe in World War II from the perspectives of Europeans offers insight into the more complicated aspects of the occupation, the cultural differences between Europeans and Americans, and their perspectives on the moral implications of military action. 75,000 first printing.

France Restored

Author: William I. Hitchcock
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
ISBN: 9780807847473
Size: 78.64 MB
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Historians of the Cold War, argues William Hitchcock, have too often overlooked the part that European nations played in shaping the post-World War II international system. In particular, France, a country beset by economic difficulties and political inst

Not Like Us

Author: Richard Pells
Publisher: Basic Books
ISBN: 9780786723966
Size: 30.83 MB
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Debunking the myth of the "Americanization" of Europe, a noted historian presents an authoritative and engrossing cultural history of how America tried to remake Europe in its own image, and how the Europeans successfully retained their identity in the face of American mass culture. Pells provides a new paradigm for understanding the survival of local and national cultures in a global setting.

Life After Death

Author: Richard Bessel
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521009225
Size: 64.10 MB
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This book offers a novel approach to the cultural and social history of Europe after the Second World War.

Democracy In Europe

Author: Larry Siedentop
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231123761
Size: 73.97 MB
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Why do smokers claim that the first cigarette of the day is the best? What is the biological basis behind some heavy drinkers' belief that the "hair-of-the-dog" method alleviates the effects of a hangover? Why does marijuana seem to affect ones problem-solving capacity? Intoxicating Minds is, in the author's words, "a grand excavation of drug myth." Neither extolling nor condemning drug use, it is a story of scientific and artistic achievement, war and greed, empires and religions, and lessons for the future. Ciaran Regan looks at each class of drugs, describing the historical evolution of their use, explaining how they work within the brain's neurophysiology, and outlining the basic pharmacology of those substances. From a consideration of the effect of stimulants, such as caffeine and nicotine, and the reasons and consequences of their sudden popularity in the seventeenth century, the book moves to a discussion of more modern stimulants, such as cocaine and ecstasy. In addition, Regan explains how we process memory, the nature of thought disorders, and therapies for treating depression and schizophrenia. Regan then considers psychedelic drugs and their perceived mystical properties and traces the history of placebos to ancient civilizations. Finally, Intoxicating Minds considers the physical consequences of our co-evolution with drugs--how they have altered our very being--and offers a glimpse of the brave new world of drug therapies.

Where Have All The Soldiers Gone

Author: James J. Sheehan
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780547086330
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A critical study of the tumultuous history of Europe during the twentieth century analyzes how the continent's repudiation of violence in the wake of World War II has affected the region, led to a rejection of defense budgets in favor of social stability and economic growth, and caused a growing rift between the U.S. and Europe. Reprint.

Democracy And Authoritarianism In South Asia

Author: Ayesha Jalal
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521478625
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Democracy and authoritarianism in South Asia : a comparative and historical perspective / Ayesha Jalal.

Shaper Nations

Author: William I. Hitchcock
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674660218
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Shaper Nations provides perspectives on the national strategies of eight countries that are shaping global politics in the twenty-first century. The volume’s authors offer a unique viewpoint: they live and work primarily in the country about which they write, bringing an insider’s feel for national debates and politics.