White Crow

Author: Jamie H. Cockfield
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 0275977781
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

The first biography of the Grand Duke, the only intellectual in the Imperial Family, a political liberal who fought tirelessly for reform from within the system.

Black Lebeda

Author: James Rives Childs
Publisher: Mercer University Press
ISBN: 088146015X
Release Date: 2006
Genre: History

In this capacity, he had to deal with local governments, now in the control of the Communist Party, and his narration of his experiences gives probably one of the first insights into the workings of the Party in local government. Yet the journal also gives an account of the lives of those enemies of the Soviets that did not get out, the bourgeois and aristocratic elements, who were hostile to the new system. Frequently, these citizens, who were educated and had often learned English, came to work for the ARA, and Childs witnessed their sad lives and the suspicion they experienced from the Soviet government."

The Great War and Americans in Europe 1914 1917

Author: Kenneth D. Rose
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781351805858
Release Date: 2017-03-27
Genre: History

This book examines the experiences of Americans in Europe during the First World War prior to the U.S. declaration of war. Key groups include volunteer soldiers, doctors, nurses, ambulance drivers, reporters, diplomats, peace activists, charitable workers, and long-term American expatriate civilians. What these Americans wrote about the Great War, as published in contemporary books and periodicals, provides the core source material for this volume. Author Kenneth D. Rose argues that these writings served the critical function of preparing the American public for the declaration of war, one of the most important decisions of the twentieth century, and defined the threat and consequences of the European conflict for Americans and American interests at home and abroad.

A Giant from Georgia

Author: Jamie H. Cockfield
Publisher: Mercer University Press
ISBN: 088146676X
Release Date: 2019-02
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

This biography concentrates on the numerous legislative and diplomatic achievements of U.S. Senator Walter F. George (fl. 1922-1957), the son of a tenant farmer, who rose to become one of the most powerful men in the United States. His successes as a legislator (agricultural legislation, vocational education, the Bricker Amendment) and later in his role as a major authority on foreign policy made him a leader in the Senate. In the international field, he was responsible for the passage of Lend-Lease, was a major player in the formation of NATO, and played a definitive role in the 1955 Summit meeting between American and Soviet leaders. A major force in shaping American foreign policy during the first Eisenhower administration, George breakfasted with Sec. of State John Foster Dulles to determine America's actions on the world stage. Probably his greatest accomplishment was the Senate's passage of the Formosa Agreement, which blunted the advance of communist aggression in Southeast Asia.

The Great War

Author: Robert Cowley
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
ISBN: 0812967151
Release Date: 2004-07-01
Genre: History

A collection of writings by the world's foremost military historians sheds new light on the causes, events, campaigns, personalities, and repercussions of World War I, including thirty-one essays by Thomas Fleming, Robert Wohl, John Keegan, Tim Travers, Sir Michael Howard, Ronald Spector, and others. Reprint. 14,000 first printing.