Mao Zedong. ›Es wird Kampf geben‹: Eine Biografie (German by Helwig Schmidt-Glintzer

By Helwig Schmidt-Glintzer

An dem ›großen Steuermann‹ Mao Zedong scheiden sich bis heute die Geister: Steht er als Diktator in einer Reihe mit Hitler und Stalin oder muss er als Visionär gesehen werden, der China als die kommende Weltmacht auf den Weg brachte? Bislang erschöpfen sich die Betrachtungen seines Lebenswegs in skandalfreudigen Dämonisierungen seiner Persönlichkeit. Helwig Schmidt-Glintzer
nimmt in dieser richtungsweisenden Biografie Mao auf der Grundlage neuer Quellen und Forschungen nun endlich als individual in der Geschichte ernst: Er schildert anschaulich und eindrucksvoll, vor welchem historischen Hintergrundszenario Mao antrat, um nach dem Zusammenbruch des Kaiserreiches die Demütigung durch die Kolonialmächte abzuschütteln und China zu erneuern. Und er zeigt, dass sich Mao zur Durchsetzung dieser gewaltigen Aufgabe pragmatisch den wechselnden außen- und innenpolitischen Herausforderungen anpasste und entgegen dem, was once später als Maoismus galt, durchaus undogmatisch agierte. Neben der Neubewertung des Modernisierungsprozesses gelingt Schmidt-Glintzer auf diese Weise ein grandioses landscape der Geschichte des chinesischen Riesenreiches im 20. Jahrhundert –
die heute umso wichtiger ist, da die Welt des 21. Jahrhunderts vor der Herausforderung steht, China neu zu begreifen.

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No Lost Causes by Alvaro Uribe Velez

By Alvaro Uribe Velez

One of the main inspiring and profitable international leaders of the early twenty first century explains how daring, imaginitive management can remedy even the main intractable problems—and why there isn't a misplaced cause.
It’s one of many nice, unforeseen turnaround tales in smooth background: only a decade in the past, Colombia used to be considered as a “failed state,” besieged by means of megalomaniacal drug kingpins, ruthless terrorist teams, and abominable poverty. yet given that 2002, it's been dramatically remodeled right into a way more peaceable, solid glossy democracy with a promising destiny. Now, the fellow who led the transformation, former Colombian president Alvaro Uribe Velez, deals the untold tale of the way, at huge, immense own hazard, he refused to just accept Colombia’s perilous prestige quo.
super eye-catching, No misplaced Causes finds how President Uribe critically weakened the neo-terrorist staff, the FARC, which held Colombia captive and prompted the brutal homicide of his father. It relates the gripping account of the way President Uribe staged the bold (and cold) jungle rescue of Ingrid Betancourt in 2008, and at last restored the rule of thumb of legislations around the kingdom. It additionally explores useful classes of hands-on management—relevant to either political and company leaders—and presents an exciting behind-the-scenes examine news-making US international affairs and not prior to mentioned information and dealings with numerous international leaders.
not like the other presidential memoir, No misplaced Causes is not just a compelling tale of management, yet an epic, heart-racing account of ways bravery and desire gave a failing state a brighter future.

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The Living Lincoln by Thomas A. Horrocks,Harold Holzer,Frank J. Williams,John

By Thomas A. Horrocks,Harold Holzer,Frank J. Williams,John Stauffer,Edna Greene Medford,Michael Vorenberg,Gerald J. Prokopowicz,Craig L. Symonds,Barry Schwartz,Orville Vernon Burton,Richard Wightman Fox,Matthew PINSKER

The dwelling Lincoln provides new voice to numerous facets of Abraham Lincoln's occupation as obvious throughout the lens of modern scholarship, in essays that convey how the 16th president's allure maintains to undergo and extend. that includes 11 essays from significant historians, the publication bargains considerate, provocative, and hugely unique examinations of Lincoln's position as commander-in-chief, his use of the clicking to form public opinion, his place as a political candidate and get together chief, and the altering interpretations of his legacy because of cultural and social alterations over the century and a part considering that his death. 

In a gap part focusing principally on Lincoln's adolescence, insightful explorations into his early self-education and the period prior to his presidency come from editors Frank J. Williams and Harold Holzer, respectively. Readers also will glimpse a Lincoln hardly discerned in books: calculating flesh presser, published in Matthew Pinsker's illuminating essay, and intelligent army strategist, as confirmed via Craig L. Symonds. Stimulating discussions from Edna Greene Medford, John Stauffer, and Michael Vorenberg inform of Lincoln's friendship with Frederick Douglass, his gradualism on abolition, and his evolving techniques on race and the structure to around out half . half 3 beneficial properties reflections on his martyrdom and reminiscence, together with a counterfactual historical past from Gerald J. Prokopowicz that imagines a hypothetical moment time period for the president, emphasizing the diversities among Lincoln and his successor, Andrew Johnson. Barry Schwartz's contribution offers unique examine that yields clean perception into Lincoln's evolving legacy within the South, whereas Richard Wightman Fox dissects Lincoln's 1865 stopover at to Richmond, and Orville Vernon Burton surveys and analyzes fresh Lincoln scholarship. 

This thought-provoking new anthology, brought at an enormous bicentennial symposium at Harvard collage, deals quite a lot of rules and interpretations by way of the various best-known and most generally revered historians of our time. The residing Lincoln is vital analyzing for these looking a greater knowing of this nation's maximum president and the way his activities resonate today.

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The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt and the Golden Age of by Doris Kearns Goodwin

By Doris Kearns Goodwin

The Bully Pulpit by Doris Kearns Goodwin - the recent biography of Teddy Roosevelt from the bestselling writer of Team of Rivals, the foundation for Spielberg's Lincoln

Doris Kearns Goodwin, writer of the acclaimed multi-million replica bestseller Team of opponents: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln, now turns to the beginning of America's revolutionary period - that heady, positive time while the twentieth Century is clean. Reform is within the air, and it's time to tackle the robber barons and corrupt politicians who've introduced the rustic to its knees.

The tale is informed throughout the shut friendship among Presidents: Theodore Roosevelt and his handpicked successor William Howard Taft. The decades-long intimacy strengthens either males as they reform the US, breaking apart monopolies, retaining the rights of labour, banning hazardous medicines and shutting sweatshops.

Also on the middle of the tale are the unique 'muckrakers' - a super crew of investigative reporters on the celebrated journal McClure's. They submit renowned exposes of fraudulent railroads and millionaire senators, supporting Roosevelt in his quest for swap and fairness.

As Roosevelt, Taft and the muckrakers confront corruption and divulge exploitation, the United States is reborn.

This publication is vital analyzing for fanatics of yankee background, and should be loved by way of readers of Jon Snow, Jeremy Paxman and Robert Harris.

'(Praise for Team of Rivals:) a superb ebook ... a notable research in management' Barack Obama

'The so much uplifting booklet that i've got learn within the final 20 years. Sensational' Jon Snow

'I haven't loved a background ebook as a lot for years' Robert Harris, The Observer (Books of the Year)

'A fabulously engrossing, intriguing narrative within the grand old school ... overflowing with color and personality' Dominic Sandbrook

Doris Kearns Goodwin is the doyenne folks presidential historians. She received the Pulitzer Prize in historical past in 1995 for No usual Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt: the house entrance in global battle II. She is additionally the writer of the bestsellers Team of competitors, Wait until eventually subsequent 12 months, The Fitzgeralds and the Kennedys and Lyndon Johnson and the yank Dream. She lives in harmony, Massachusetts, and together with her husband, Richard Goodwin.

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Thomas Jefferson and the New Nation: A Biography (Galaxy by Merrill D. Peterson

By Merrill D. Peterson

The definitive lifetime of Jefferson in a single quantity, this biography relates Jefferson's inner most lifestyles and inspiration to his fashionable public place and divulges the wealthy complexity of his improvement. As Peterson explores the dominant issues guiding Jefferson's career--democracy, nationality, and enlightenment--and Jefferson's strong position in shaping the US, he at the same time tells the tale of state getting into being.

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Franklin D. Roosevelt: A Biography (Greenwood Biographies) by Jeffrey W. Coker

By Jeffrey W. Coker

A short, thorough advent to the existence and instances of the main influential and powerful president in smooth the USA, this quantity is perfect for college kids studying the nice melancholy or international battle II.

Franklin Delano Roosevelt used to be the best and so much influential presidents in U.S. heritage. effectively guiding the troubled country during the nice melancholy and global warfare II, FDR additionally without end replaced the place of work of the President of the us and the long run process American politics. The scion of a prosperous upstate long island family members, and cousin to President Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin Roosevelt used to be cherished by means of usual american citizens and reviled by way of the elite as a category traitor for his New Deal guidelines. right here, FDR's lifestyles from formative years to midlife fight with crippling polio to his loss of life in place of work in 1944 is unique, providing either own and public perspectives.

Starting together with his privileged prep tuition and Harvard upbringing, readers stick to this masterful politician's improvement as manhattan senator and Assistant Secretary of the military in the course of international conflict I. in the course of a short retreat from the general public eye, Roosevelt is struck through polio and regroups in my view and professionally. subsequent comes his victorious go back to nationwide politics and his election to president in 1932. The pivotal years in which he used to be elected president an extraordinary 4 instances in the course of the melancholy and international struggle II around out the ultimate 3rd of the ebook. An annotated bibliography and index finish the work.

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Das neue Russland: Der Umbruch und das System Putin by Michail Gorbatschow,Boris Reitschuster

By Michail Gorbatschow,Boris Reitschuster

Nach Jahren der Annäherung ist das Verhältnis zwischen Deutschland und Russland so angespannt wie seit mehr als 25 Jahren nicht mehr. used to be Putin antreibt, warum er die Konfrontation mit dem Westen sucht und den Rückfall in den Kalten Krieg in Kauf nimmt, ist vielen ein Rätsel. Nicht Michail Gorbatschow.

Mit einzigartiger Kennerschaft beschreibt er die Entstehung des "Systems Putin" und die Absichten dieses Mannes. Unverblümt rechnet er mit Putin ab. Dieser zerstöre um seiner eigenen Macht willen die Errungenschaften der Perestroika in Russland und errichte ein approach ohne Zukunft. Deshalb fordert Gorbatschow ein neues politisches procedure für Russland, und er mahnt den Westen, nicht mit dem Feuer zu spielen.

Ein wichtiges, ein notwendiges Buch, das neue Blickwinkel eröffnet - und das politische Vermächtnis des großen Mannes, der die deutsche Einheit mitermöglichte.

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Castro (Nouvel Observateur, Les geants du XX ème siècle t. by Laurent Joffrin,Serge Raffy

By Laurent Joffrin,Serge Raffy

Fidel Castro, par Serge Raffy
Roman hallucinant mais vrai, cette biographie de Fidel Castro regorge de révélations. Sur ses amours tumultueuses, sur ses kinfolk très précoces avec les prone secrets and techniques soviétiques, sur son terrifiant système répressif. De los angeles « crise des missiles » à l. a. mort du Che, du rôle de Cuba dans los angeles chute et l. a. mort de Salvador Allende aux relatives tortueuses avec les États-Unis, Serge Raffy nous plonge au cœur de l. a. légende du Comandante, homme caméléon et stalinien tropical.

Serge Raffy a été rédacteur en chef adjoint du Nouvel Observateur.
Journaliste, écrivain, scénariste, il est l’auteur de nombreux
ouvrages, dont, en dernier lieu, François Hollande : itinéraire mystery (Fayard, 2011) .

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Elisabetta, l'ultima regina (Italian Edition) by Vittorio Sabadin

By Vittorio Sabadin

Il 10 dicembre del 1936 Edoardo VIII rinuncia al trono d’Inghilterra in line with amore dell’americana Wallis Simpson. Il nuovo sovrano è suo fratello “Bertie”, Giorgio vi, padre di Elisabetta e Margaret. In quei giorni l. a. piccola Margaret, che ha solo sei anni, chiede alla sorella maggiore: «Questo significa che poi diventerai regina anche tu?». «Suppongo di sì», risponde Elisabetta, improvvisamente molto seria. E Margaret commenta, candida: «Povera te». Quasi ottant’anni dopo, il nine settembre 2015, l. a. regina Elisabetta ii ha superato il list del regno di Vittoria, durato sixty three anni e 217 giorni, divenendo il sovrano che ha regnato più a lungo nella storia della Gran Bretagna.
Vittorio Sabadin racconta l. a. straordinaria vita di Elisabetta: l. a. lunga storia d’amore con Filippo di Grecia, dal loro primo incontro, a bordo dello yacht reale, quando lui period soltanto un giovane allievo ufficiale della Marina e lei aveva appena tredici anni, sino ai festeggiamenti in keeping with le loro nozze di diamante (unici reali nella storia inglese a raggiungere il traguardo); il complesso rapporto con il figlio Carlo e con “la principessa del popolo”, Diana; le relazioni, non sempre facili, con i capi di Stato stranieri e con i premiere inglesi – memorabili i contrasti con Margaret Thatcher e Tony Blair.
Una biografia curiosa e documentata, che intreccia con abilità i grandi eventi storici e gli aneddoti più intimi e personali, restituendo un ritratto spesso sorprendente della Regina: Sabadin ci rivela risvolti inediti della ben nota passione di Elisabetta in keeping with i cavalli e i cani corgi, ci spiega i segreti del suo inconfondibile stile e ci conduce persino a bordo del Britannia, l’amato Royal Yacht su cui l. a. Regina ha trascorso molti dei suoi rari momenti di riposo.
Ultima rappresentante di un modo di concepire l. a. regalità come servizio e dovere, fortemente convinta dell’imparzialità del suo ruolo nei confronti della politica e della netta divisione tra l. a. sfera pubblica e istituzionale e quella privata, Elisabetta II è riuscita a diventare nel pace un’icona according to generazioni distanti e molto varied tra loro: nessuno, according to quanti secoli possa ancora durare l. a. monarchia britannica, sarà più come Elisabetta, l’ultima regina.

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JFK in Nashville by Tennessean

By Tennessean

President John F. Kennedy’s could 1963 stopover at to Nashville bears eerie similarities to his fateful journey to Dallas later that yr. He spoke at Vanderbilt college to have fun its ninetieth anniversary and the Tennessee Valley Authority’s thirtieth anniversary. Nashville greeted the younger president with grand enthusiasm, a heat he back by way of breaking from his safeguard crew again and again to shake fingers with strangers. The Tennessean released Kennedy’s itinerary and parade course, between many different information of the party. Six months later, he used to be killed via a sniper in Dallas, who fired into his open motor vehicle after the motorcade direction was once released. In hindsight, Kennedy’s friends say the taking pictures may perhaps simply as simply have occurred in Nashville. however the urban was once blameless of such concerns on the time. This publication contains The Tennessean’s modern assurance of JFK’s visits – in 1963 and prior – particular images and editorial cartoons, and memories of the jubilant days whilst Camelot got here to Nashville.

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