Diaries, 1942-1954


Author: James Lees-Milne,Michael Bloch
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1848547099
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 512
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The diaries of the National Trust's country house expert James Lees-Milne (1908-97) have been hailed as 'one of the treasures of contemporary English literature'. The first of three, this volume, which includes interesting material omitted when the diaries were originally published during the author's lifetime, covers the years 1942 to 1954, beginning with his wartime visits to hard-pressed country house owners, and ending with his marriage to the exotic Alvilde Chaplin.

Mad Boy, Lord Berners, meine Großmutter und ich

Memoir
Author: Sofka Zinovieff
Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag
ISBN: 3423434112
Category: Fiction
Page: 464
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Ein Blick hinter die Kulissen der britischen High Society Eine skandalöse Ménage-à-trois in der britischen High Society: Als Sofka Zinovieffs Großeltern 1942 heiraten, lebt der als ›Mad Boy‹ bekannte Robert Heber-Percy bereits seit Jahren mit dem gut drei Jahrzehnte älteren Lord Gerald Berners zusammen. Die beiden gelten als unwiderstehlich exzentrisch und sind die perfekten Gastgeber rauschender Feste, auf denen sich die Haute Volée Englands trifft. In ihrem hinreißenden Memoir geht Sofka Zinovieff Familiengeheimnissen auf den Grund und verbindet einen Jahrmarkt der Eitelkeiten mit der englischen Zeit- und Gesellschaftsgeschichte des 20. Jahrhunderts zu einem mondänen Pageturner. Großformat in bibliophiler Sonderausstattung mit zahlreichen Fotos.

"Ich blätterte gerade in der Vogue, da sprach mich der Führer an."

Unity Mitford. Eine Biographie
Author: Michaela Karl
Publisher: Hoffmann und Campe
ISBN: 3455851703
Category: History
Page: 320
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Sie kam aus bestem britischen Hause und widmete ihr Leben dem »Führer«. Michaela Karl erzählt die schier unglaubliche Lebensgeschichte der Unity Valkyrie Mitford: Hitler-Groupie, nordische Göttin und verwöhnte Tochter eines britischen Lords. Mitte der dreißiger Jahre zieht die 20-jährige Cousine Winston Churchills nach München, um Hitler kennenzulernen. Göring hält sie für eine britische Spionin, der MI5 für eine törichte Person. Während Eva Braun angesichts der unerwarteten Konkurrenz einen Selbstmordversuch unternimmt, spekuliert die Presse offen über die künftige Mrs. Adolf Hitler. Doch als am 3. September 1939 Großbritannien und Frankreich dem Deutschen Reich den Krieg erklären, hallen plötzlich zwei Schüsse durch den Englischen Garten ...

Mountbatten

Apprentice War Lord
Author: Adrian Smith
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 0857714929
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 400
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Was he a far-sighted war hero, or an ambitious networker promoted well above his natural talent? Admired as a modernising chief of staff, a timely decoloniser, and a genuine player on the world stage, Mountbatten nevertheless continues to attract fierce criticism. In this timely new biography, Adrian Smith offers a fresh and convincing perspective, depicting Mountbatten as a quintessentially modern, highly professional figure within the Royal Navy, and at Combined Operations and SE Asia Command, a hands-on officer who enthusiastically embraced new technology; someone who, although an aristocrat, was by instinct a progressive, innovative in his approach to man management. Smith brings Mountbatten to life, acknowledging the essential qualities as well as the obvious weaknesses. Beneath the rich, vain, often ruthless, embodiment of power and privilege could be found a very human, even vulnerable, character - the complex personality of a pivotal figure in the history of twentieth-century Britain and her empire.

The Sketchbook War

Saving the Nation's Artists in World War II
Author: Richard Knott
Publisher: The History Press
ISBN: 0752493930
Category: History
Page: 160
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During the Second World War, British artists produced over 6,000 works of war art, but this is not a book about art, rather the stories of nine courageous war artists who ventured closer to the front line than any others in their profession. Edward Ardizzone, Edward Bawden, Barnett Freedman, Anthony Gross, Thomas Hennell, Eric Ravilious, Albert Richards, Richard Seddon, and John Worsley all travelled abroad into the dangers of war to chronicle events by painting them. They formed a close bond, yet two were torpedoed, two were taken prisoner and three died, two in 1945 when the war was nearly over. Men who had previously made a comfortable living painting in studios were transformed by military uniforms and experiences that were to shape the rest of their lives, and their work significantly influenced the way in which we view war today. Portraying how war and art came together in a moving and dramatic way, and incorporating vivid examples of their paintings, this is the true story behind the war artists who fought, lived and died for their art on the front line of the Second World War. RICHARD KNOTT is a historian and English teacher. He has written several books on the Second World War and articles for the Independent and The Times Educational Supplement. He has long been fascinated by how our view of warfare is shaped by art.

1946: The Making of the Modern World


Author: Victor Sebestyen
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 1447250508
Category: History
Page: 438
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With the end of the Second World War, a new world was born. The peace agreements that brought the conflict to an end implemented decisions that not only shaped the second half of the twentieth century, but continue to affect our world today and impact on its future. In 1946 the Cold War began, the state of Israel was conceived, the independence of India was all but confirmed and Chinese Communists gained a decisive upper hand in their fight for power. It was a pivotal year in modern history in which countries were reborn and created, national and ideological boundaries were redrawn and people across the globe began to rebuild their lives. In this remarkable history, the foreign correspondent and historian Victor Sebestyen draws on contemporary documents from around the world - including Stalin's personal notes from the Potsdam peace conference - to examine what lay behind the political decision-making. Sebestyen uses a vast array of archival material and personal testimonies to explore how the lives of generations of people across continents were shaped by the events of 1946. Taking readers from Berlin to London, from Paris to Moscow, from Washington to Jerusalem and from Delhi to Shanghai, this is a vivid and wide-ranging account of both powerbrokers and ordinary men and women from an acclaimed author.

Diaries, 1971-1983


Author: James Lees-Milne,Michael Bloch
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1848547102
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 300
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Funny, indiscreet, candid, touching and sharply observed, this second compilation from James Lees-Milne's celebrated diaries covers his life during his sixties and early seventies, when he was living in Gloucestershire with his formidable wife Alvilde. It vividly portrays life on the Badminton estate of the eccentric Duke of Beaufort, meetings with many friends (including John Betjeman, Bruce Chatwin and the Mitford sisters) and the diarist's varied emotional experiences. Having made his name as the National Trust's country houses expert and a writer on architecture, he now established himself as a novelist and biographer. With some misgivings he published his wartime diaries, little imagining that it was as a diarist that he would achieve lasting fame.

Politik der Illusionen

Churchill, Eisenhower und die deutsche Frage
Author: Klaus Larres
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Außenpolitik
Page: 335
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The Spectator


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: English literature
Page: N.A
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Minnesota Diary, 1942-46


Author: Sinclair Lewis,George Killough
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 293
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Distributed by the University of Nebraska Press for the University of Idaho Press In 1930, Sinclair Lewis became the first American to win the Nobel Prize for literature. During the 1940s, he kept this diary, which reveals the introspective man rather than an embattled celebrity author.

History, Constitution, and Membership, 1942-1954


Author: Association of Radio News Analysts
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Journalists
Page: 73
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New Statesman


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Electronic journals
Page: N.A
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Китайская политика США и советская дипломатия, 1942-1954


Author: Andreĭ Mefodievich Ledovskiĭ
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: China
Page: 286
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The Diary of Anne Frank


Author: Anne Frank
Publisher: Pan
ISBN: 9780330107372
Category: Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
Page: 223
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The account of World War II Jewish refugees hiding in occupied Amsterdam from the viewpoint of a young teenaged girl in the group.

War Diaries, 1939-1945

Field Marshal Lord Alanbrooke
Author: Alan Brooke Alanbrooke (Viscount),Alan Francis Brooke Alanbrooke,Field Marshal Lord Alanbrooke
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780520233010
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 763
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The last great chronicle of World War II, Lord Alanbrooke's diaries provide a riveting blow-by-blow account of how the war was waged and eventually won. 8 photos. 3 illustrations.

Mexico and the United States in the Oil Controversy, 1917–1942


Author: Lorenzo Meyer
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 1477301011
Category: History
Page: 390
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From reviews of the Spanish edition: “Meyer’s perceptive commentary on Mexican power politics presents new insights into the petroleum lobbies in Mexico City and Washington. With unbiased empathy he shows the validity of Mexico’s complaints about foreigners’ deriving an overabundance of profit from a nonrenewable natural resource. He understands United States history and never abuses his license to criticize.” —Hispanic American Historical Review “This useful addition to the literature on twentieth-century Mexican–United States diplomatic relations is a scholarly work, worthy of consideration by all students of the subject.”—American Historical Review Mexico and the United States in the Oil Controversy, 1917–1942 explores the relationship between the United States and Mexico during the first half of the twentieth century, with special attention to the Mexican nationalization of the oil industry. Relying on Mexican archival material never before analyzed, the author presents a unique perspective on the period following the Mexican Revolution and Mexico’s efforts to diminish its economic dependency on the United States. This work not only describes the political and economic struggle between the Mexican government and the U.S. oil companies but also serves to illustrate in general the nature of dependency between Latin American countries and the United States. It will be of interest not only to Mexican specialists but also to diplomatic and economic historians.

Brotherhood of the Bomb

The Tangled Lives and Loyalties of Robert Oppenheimer, Ernest Lawrence, and Edward Teller
Author: Gregg Herken
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
ISBN: 1466851554
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 464
View: 1985
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The fascinating story of the men who founded the nuclear age, fully told for the first time The story of the twentieth century is largely the story of the power of science and technology. Within that story is the incredible tale of the human conflict between Robert Oppenheimer, Ernest Lawrence, and Edward Teller-the scientists most responsible for the advent of weapons of mass destruction. How did science-and its practitioners-enlisted in the service of the state during the Second World War, become a slave to its patron during the Cold War? The story of these three men, builders of the bombs, is fundamentally about loyalty-to country, to science, and to each other-and about the wrenching choices that had to be made when these allegiances came into conflict. Gregg Herken gives us the behind-the-scenes account based upon a decade of research, interviews, and newly released Freedom of Information Act and Russian documents. Brotherhood of the Bomb is a vital slice of American history told authoritatively-and grippingly-for the first time.

Two Years of French Foreign Policy

Vichy, 1940-1942
Author: Adrienne Doris Hytier
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: France
Page: 402
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Margot Asquith's Great War Diary 1914-1916

The View from Downing Street
Author: Michael Brock,Eleanor Brock
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191017086
Category: History
Page: 520
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Margot Asquith was the wife of Herbert Henry Asquith, the Liberal Prime Minister who led Britain into war in August 1914. Asquith's early war leadership drew praise from all quarters, but in December 1916 he was forced from office in a palace coup, and replaced by Lloyd George, whose career he had done so much to promote. Margot had both the literary gifts and the vantage point to create, in her diary of these years, a compelling record of her husband's fall from grace. An intellectual socialite with the airs, if not the lineage, of an aristocrat, Margot was both a spectator and a participant in the events she describes, and in public affairs could be an ally or an embarrassment - sometimes both. Her diary vividly evokes the wartime milieu as experienced in 10 Downing Street, and describes the great political battles that lay behind the warfare on the Western Front, in which Asquith would himself lose his eldest son. The writing teems with character sketches, including Lloyd George ('a natural adventurer who may make or mar himself any day'), Churchill ('Winston's vanity is septic'), and Kitchener ('a man brutal by nature and by pose'). Never previously published, this candid, witty, and worldly diary gives us a unique insider's view of the centre of power, and an introduction by Michael Brock, in addition to explanatory footnotes and appendices written with his wife Eleanor, provide the context and background information we need to appreciate them to the full.

Consumer Expenditure Surveys, Quarterly Interview Survey, and Diary Survey

Information Booklet
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Consumption (Economics)
Page: 58
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