Mastering Modern United States History

Author: John Traynor

Publisher: Palgrave

ISBN: 9780230372245

Category: History

Page: 469

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Now in its second edition, this engaging text introduces readers to all the key developments in American history between 1900 and 2000. Combining factual coverage with an analysis of professional historians’ most recent interpretations of major domestic and foreign affairs, it fully explores dramatic events such as the Wall Street Crash, Pearl Harbor, the Cuban Missile Crisis and the Watergate Scandal. Chapters are enriched by presidential profiles and supported by stimulating source material and exam-style questions to reinforce learning. This text will be essential reading for students undertaking courses in American History at college, foundation and undergraduate level. It is also the ideal companion for anyone with a general interest in the American history of the twentieth century.

Mastering Modern World History

Author: Norman Lowe

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137277246

Category: History

Page: 720

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The fifth edition of this bestselling book is for school and MA26 students taking courses in Modern World History and for undergraduates in History and International Relations. It is a complete, self-contained, lively and highly readable course, suitable for individual study or classroom use. The general reader who wishes to find out how the world got into its present state will also find the book useful. Key features of the fifth edition: • A new chapter on Latin America and its changing relationship with the USA • New sections on the Arab Spring, the 2008 financial crash and its aftermath, and the European Union in crisis • New material on the changing face of communism in China; USA: Bush to Obama; Russia under Putin and Medvedev; the continuing conflict between Palestinians and Israelis and the 'war against terrorism' Content includes: • A survey of international relations and war from 1900 to 2012 • Europe and its history - the rise and fall of fascism and communism • International affairs of the major superpowers - USA, Russia/USSR and China • International conflict -The Holocaust, 9/11 and the fall of Saddam Hussein • Decolonization and subsequent events in Africa, and the rise of political Islam • Global problems - climate change, economic crises, the population 'explosion' • Mention of disagreements and controversies among historians, as well as new interpretations and discoveries Norman Lowe has had many years' experience of teaching History at all levels, and for 25 years was Head of History at Nelson and Colne MA26 in Lancashire. He is the author of Mastering Modern British History and Mastering Twentieth Century Russian History. Fully updated companion website with examples of document questions for each chapter www.palgrave.com/masterseries/Lowe

Mastering Modern German History 1864-1990

Author: John Traynor

Publisher: Palgrave

ISBN: 9780333987100

Category: History

Page: 400

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Mastering Modern German History 1864-1990 addresses the key political, social and economic developments in German history from 1864, to unification, through to the collapse of the Berlin Wall and re-unification. Completely accessible and written in an engaging and lucid style, this text provides students with an in-depth look at Germany and its complex past.

Mastering Philosophy

Author: Anthony Harrison-Barbet

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1349209163

Category: Philosophy

Page: 427

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Mastering British Politics

Author: F.N. Forman,N.D.J. Baldwin

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137021586

Category: Political Science

Page: 584

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Containing all the information and analysis needed to understand the British system of Government and politics, Mastering British Politics is an essential text. This fifth edition has been fully revised and updated to reflect the results of and developments since the 2005 General Election.

Mastering the Novels of Jane Austen

Author: Richard Gill,Susan Gregory

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 0230629652

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 400

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Mastering the Novels of Jane Austen is the ideal companion for anyone studying the works of this endearing literary figure. An engaging account of the six most-read Austen novels, this book captures the imagination with its fresh and lively approach. - Provides a detailed critique of Northanger Abbey, Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park, Emma, and Persuasion - Links the significance of the works from the past to the present day in the light of contemporary attitudes to women, tradition, and innovation - Explores the influence of art, architecture, music, literature, theology, philosophy, history and politics in the novels - Discusses both traditional and contemporary literary theory, and examines Austen's use of wit and irony, and the nuances of her vocabulary If you are looking for a book that will entertain, challenge, and illuminate your understanding of Jane Austen, this is it! A must-have guide for anyone preparing for exams or looking to gain the maximum satisfaction from their reading of the novels of this much-loved author.

Mastering Arabic

Author: Jane Wightwick,Mahmoud Gaafar

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1349206121

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 370

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An exciting and comprehensive course for learners with little or no previous knowledge of the language who want to understand, speak and read Arabic confidently. The authors have a friendly, accessible style which has made this book a long-standing bestseller. The course is suitable for self-study or classroom use and teaches Modern Standard Arabic which is the universal language of the Arab world and understood by all Arabic speakers. The book focuses on learning the script right from the start and covers a useful variety of situations you will encounter in Arab countries. Also available with CDs.

CHURCHILL

A Study in Greatness

Author: Geoffrey Best

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781852852535

Category: History

Page: 370

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"We are all worms. But I do believe I am a glow-worm." --Churchill Winston Churchill's inspiring leadership in the Second World War once made him above criticism. In recent years his record has come under attack from revisionists. In Churchill: A Study in Greatness one of Britain's most distinguished historians rebuts these charges and makes sense of this extraordinary man and his long controversial, colourful, contradictory and heroic career. Geoffrey Best brings out both his strengths and his weaknesses, looking past the many received versions of Churchill in a biography that balances the private and the public man and offers a clear insight into Churchill's greatness. "We are all worms. But I do believe I am a glow-worm." --Churchill Winston Churchill's inspiring leadership in the Second World War once made him above criticism. In recent years his record has come under attack from revisionists. In Churchill: A Study in Greatness one of Britain's most distinguished historians rebuts these charges and makes sense of this extraordinary man and his long controversial, colourful, contradictory and heroic career. Geoffrey Best brings out both his strengths and his weaknesses, looking past the many received versions of Churchill in a biography that balances the private and the public man and offers a clear insight into Churchill's greatness.

Mastering English Literature

Author: Richard Gill

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137260955

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 560

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The third edition of this leading text provides a comprehensive guide to literary study. Emphasis has been placed on contextualizing literature and this updated version takes these changes into account by incorporating more material on historical and cultural contexts as well as in-depth discussions on novels, drama and poetry.

Hitler, Stalin, and Mussolini

Totalitarianism in the Twentieth Century

Author: Bruce F. Pauley

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111876594X

Category: History

Page: 325

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The fourth edition of Hitler, Stalin, and Mussolini: Totalitarianism in the Twentieth Century presents an innovative comparison of the origins, development, and demise of the three forms of totalitarianism that emerged in twentieth-century Europe. Represents the only book that systematically compares all three infamous dictators of the twentieth century Provides the latest scholarship on the wartime goals of Hitler and Stalin as well as new information on the disintegration of the Soviet empire Compares the early lives of Hitler, Stalin, and Mussolini, their ideologies, rise to and consolidation of power, and the organization and workings of their dictatorships Features topics organized by themes rather than strictly chronologically Includes a wealth of visual material to support the text, as well as a thorough Bibliographical Essay compiled by the author

Mastering Fashion Marketing

Author: Tim Jackson,David Shaw

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137213469

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

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This is the first book on the subject that combines contemporary marketing theory with analysis of operational marketing practice within the fashion industry. It contains the views of key practitioners and much original case study material from leading fashion organizations to provide unique insights into the reality of fashion marketing.

Mastering Practical Criticism

Author: Lindy Miller

Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan

ISBN: 9780333802700

Category: Criticism

Page: 274

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Provides guidance necessary to understand and master the skills of critical appreciation. Addresses each skill and takes reader through each stage of the literary critical process. Also includes sample questions and worked examples.

Mastering the Language of Literature

Author: Malcolm Hebron

Publisher: Palgrave

ISBN: 9781403900777

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 200

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Mastering the Language of Literature provides students of English Literature with a clear guide to the linguistic analysis of literary texts. Drawing on modern linguistics and traditional approaches, it shows how the study of language provides valuable tools for literary criticism. Important linguistic concepts are explained, and there are sections on Phonology, Lexis and Syntax, supported by examples from a wide range of texts. The book complements and extends the traditional close reading approach of Practical Criticism, and introduces students to an exciting and fast-growing area of advanced literary studies.

Mastering Poetry

Author: Sara Thorne

Publisher: Palgrave

ISBN: 9780333698754

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 448

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Mastering Poetry is a practical book with wide-ranging examples, detailed commentaries and frameworks for analysis. Whether you are studying or reading poetry for pleasure, it will help you to move beyond your first response to an analytical understanding of the relationship between content, language, structure and style.

A History of Iraq

Author: Charles Tripp

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521529006

Category: History

Page: 324

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This updated edition of Charles Tripp's A History of Iraq covers events since 1998, and looks at present-day developments right up to mid-2002. Since its establishment by the British in the 1920s Iraq has witnessed the rise and fall of successive regimes, culminating in the dictatorship of Saddam Hussein. Tripp traces Iraq's political history from its nineteenth-century roots in the Ottoman empire, to the development of the state, its transformation from monarchy to republic and the rise of the Ba'th party and the ascendancy of Saddam Hussein.

Winston Churchill

Politics, Strategy and Statecraft

Author: Richard Toye

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1474263860

Category: History

Page: 248

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Winston Churchill is a renowned historical figure, whose remarkable political and military career continues to enthral. This book consists of short, highly readable chapters on key aspects of Churchill's career. Written by leading experts, the chapters draw on documents from Churchill's extensive personal papers as well as cutting–edge scholarship. Ranging from Churchill's youthful statesmanship to the period of the Cold War, the volume considers his military strategy during both World Wars as well as dealing with the social, political and economic issues that helped define the Churchillian era. Suitable for those coming to Churchill for the first time, as well as providing new insights for those already familiar with his life, this is a sparkling collection of essays that provides an enlightening history of Churchill and his era.

Mastering Advanced English Language

Author: Sara Thorne

Publisher: Red Globe Press

ISBN: 9781403994837

Category: Education

Page: 656

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Written primarily for AS and A-Level English courses, but of interest to university students on related courses, this book is designed to make an intuitive understanding of language explicit. By focusing on language use in different contexts, it encourages an investigative and interpretative approach.

A History of the United States

Author: Philip Jenkins

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137573554

Category: History

Page: 299

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This succinct account of the United States’ history gives a clear, introductory overview of the nation from European settlement in 1492 through colonial times, the Revolution, Western expansion, slavery, the Civil War and the wars of the 20th century. The study of each era incorporates social, cultural, economic, religious and political history, giving an insight into the many facets of American life. Fully revised throughout, this new edition features fresh material on technological change, sport, and themes of prosperity, consumerism and leisure. The chapter on contemporary America has been thoroughly updated to include current issues, such as Black Lives Matter, the legalisation of gay marriage and the 2016 Presidential Election. Essential reading for anyone wishing to understand the evolution of this remarkable nation, A History of the United States provides a foundation for the study of American society from its inception right up to the present day.

Style Wise

A Practical Guide to Becoming a Fashion Stylist

Author: Shannon Burns-Tran,Jenny B. Davis

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1501323768

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

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Style Wise: A Practical Guide to Becoming a Fashion Stylist is a comprehensive manual on establishing a successful career as a stylist.

Mastering Public Relations

Author: Anthony Davis

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 113723394X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

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Mastering Public Relations takes a strategic management approach to exploring this complex and critical dimension of management and planning. This wide-ranging, detailed and highly readable insight into public relations includes multiple case studies and examples to provide a well-balanced interpretation of both theory and practice.