• Author : Jeremy Brown
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release Date : 2010-03-15
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 480
  • ISBN 10 : 9780674033658

DILEMMAS OF VICTORY Book Description :

This illuminating work examines the social, cultural, political, and economic dimensions of the Communist takeover of China. Instead of dwelling on elite politics and policy-making processes, Dilemmas of Victory seeks to understand how the 1949-1953 period was experienced by various groups, including industrialists, filmmakers, ethnic minorities, educators, rural midwives, philanthropists, stand-up comics, and scientists. A stellar group of authors that includes Frederic Wakeman, Elizabeth Perry, Sherman Cochran, Perry Link, Joseph Esherick, and Chen Jian shows that the Communists sometimes achieved a remarkably smooth takeover, yet at other times appeared shockingly incompetent. Shanghai and Beijing experienced it in ways that differed dramatically from Xinjiang, Tibet, and Dalian. Out of necessity, the new regime often showed restraint and flexibility, courting the influential and educated. Furthermore, many policies of the old Nationalist regime were quietly embraced by the new Communist rulers. Based on previously unseen archival documents as well as oral histories, these lively, readable essays provide the fullest picture to date of the early years of the People’s Republic, which were far more pluralistic, diverse, and hopeful than the Maoist decades that followed.

Moral Victories

Moral Victories

  • Author : Andrew R. Hom
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2018-01-23
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9780198801825

Moral Victories Book Description :

What does it mean to win a moral victory? Ideals of just and decisive triumphs often colour the call to war, yet victory is an increasingly dubious proposition in modern conflict, where negotiated settlements and festering violence have replaced formal surrenders. In the Just War and strategic studies traditions, assumptions about victory also underpin decisions to go to war but become more problematic in discussions about its conduct and conclusion. So although winning is typically considered the very object of war, we lack a clear understanding of victory itself. Likewise, we lack reliable resources for discerning a just from an unjust victory, for balancing the duty to fight ethically with the obligation to win, and for assessing the significance of changing ways of war for moral judgment. Though not amenable to easy answers, these important questions are both perennial and especially urgent. This book brings together a group of leading scholars from various disciplines to tackle them. It covers both traditions of victory - charting the historically variable notion of victory and the dialogues and fissures this opens in the just war and strategic canons - along with contemporary challenges of victory- analysing how new security contexts put pressure on these fissures and working toward clearer ideas about victory today. The result is a wide-ranging and timely collection of essays that bridges the gap between ethical, strategic, and historical approaches to war and develops new ways of thinking about it as a practical and moral proposition.

The Victorious Life of Faith
Score: 5
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The Victorious Life of Faith

  • Author : Dr. Richard B. Peoples Sr.
  • Publisher : Trafford Publishing
  • Release Date : 2016-10-17
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 112
  • ISBN 10 : 9781490777238

The Victorious Life of Faith Book Description :

Faith in God and His Word is vital to every believer and yet it seems to be one of the most misunderstood and often neglected truths in the lives of Christians. The Victorious Life of Faith is the answer to the misunderstanding. Within these few chapters, Dr. Peoples presents faith in such a way that every reader will be able to effectively apply the concepts to their day to day living; the end result will be success through The Victorious Life of Faith.

A History of the Peoples of the British Isles

A History of the Peoples of the British Isles

  • Author : Thomas Heyck
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2019-06-19
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9781134415137

A History of the Peoples of the British Isles Book Description :

Volume III deals with the 'long twentieth century'. Its main themes are: * the contraction of British industrial power and the shift to a service-based economy * the decline of Victorianism and the rise of Modernism * the climax of class society between the wars and the blurring of class lines after the 1960s * the impact of two world wars * the decline of British power and the empire * the partition of Ireland * the devolution of power to Wales and Scotland.

The Old Lady Trill  the Victory Yell

The Old Lady Trill the Victory Yell

  • Author : Patrice Hollrah
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2004-02-24
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9781135938925

The Old Lady Trill the Victory Yell Book Description :

First Published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Victory with No Name
Score: 4
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The Victory with No Name

  • Author : Colin Gordon Calloway
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2015
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 214
  • ISBN 10 : 9780199387991

The Victory with No Name Book Description :

"A balanced and readable account of the 1791 battle between St. Clair's US forces and an Indian coalition in the Ohio Valley, one of the most important and under-recognized events of its time"--

Introduction to Psalms

Introduction to Psalms

  • Author : Hermann Gunkel
  • Publisher : Mercer University Press
  • Release Date : 1998
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 388
  • ISBN 10 : 0865545790

Introduction to Psalms Book Description :

Hermann Gunkel's commentary on Psalms (Die Psalmen, HKAT) - by many considered to be his magnum opus - was published in 1926. But he was unable to complete his final work on the Psalms. The severe suffering of his final months of life forced him to hand over his incomplete manuscript, at Christmastime 1931-1932, to his pupil Joachim Begrich. Gunkel died on 11 March 1932. Begrich put the final touches on the organization of Gunkel's last work on Psalms, and it was published in 1933 as Einleitung in die Psalmen: die Gattungen der religiosen Lyrik Israels.