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Winston S. Churchill: Never Despair, 1945-1965 ...
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The final volume of the acclaimed official biography: "A meticulously detailed and annotated account of Churchill's declining years . . . A contemporary classic" (Foreign Affairs). The eighth and final volume of Winston S. Churchill's official biography begins with the defeat of Germany in 1945 and chronicles the period up to his death nearly twenty years later. It sees him first at the pinnacle of his power, leader of a victorious Britain. In July 1945 at Potsdam, Churchill, Stalin, and Truman aimed to shape postwar Europe. But upon returning home, was thrown out of office in the general election. Though out of office, Churchill worked to restore the fortunes of Britain's Conservative Party while warning the world of Communist ambitions, urging the reconciliation of France and Germany, pioneering the concept of a united Europe, and seeking to maintain the close link between Britain and the United States. In October 1951, Churchill became prime minister for the second time. The Great Powers were navigating a precarious peace at the dawn of the nuclear age. With the election of Eisenhower and the death of Stalin, he worked for a new summit conference to improve East-West relations; but in April of 1955, ill health and pressure from colleagues forced him to resign. In retirement Churchill completed his acclaimed four-volume History of the English-Speaking Peoples and watched as world conflicts continued, still convinced they could be resolved by statesmanship. "Never despair" remained his watchword, and his faith, until the end. "A milestone, a monument, a magisterial achievement . . . rightly regarded as the most comprehensive life ever written of any age." -Andrew Roberts, historian and author of The Storm of War "The most scholarly study of Churchill in war and peace ever written." -Herbert Mitgang, The New York Times

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The Accidental President: Harry S. Truman and t...
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The dramatic, pulse-pounding story of Harry Truman's first four months in office, when this unlikely president had to take on Germany, Japan, Stalin, and the atomic bomb, with the fate of the world hanging in the balance. Heroes are often defined as ordinary characters who get thrust into extraordinary circumstances and, through courage and a dash of luck, cement their places in history. Chosen as FDR's fourth-term vice president for his well-praised work ethic, good judgment, and lack of enemies, Harry S. Truman - a Midwesterner who had no college degree and had never had the money to buy his own home - was the prototypical ordinary man. That is, until he was shockingly thrust in over his head after FDR's sudden death. During the climactic months of the Second World War, Truman had to play judge and jury, pulling America to the forefront of the global stage. The first four months of Truman's administration saw the founding of the United Nations, the fall of Berlin, victory at Okinawa, firebombings of Tokyo, the first atomic explosion, the Nazi surrender, the liberation of concentration camps, the mass starvation of Europe, the Potsdam Conference, the controversial decision to bomb Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the surrender of Imperial Japan, and, finally, the end of World War II and the rise of the Cold War. No other president had ever faced so much in such a short period of time. Tightly focused, meticulously researched, rendered with vivid detail and narrative verve, The Accidental President escorts listeners into the situation room with Truman during this tumultuous, history-making 120 days, when the stakes were high and the challenge even higher. The result is narrative history of the highest order and a compelling look at a presidency with great relevance to our times. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tony Messano. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/025737/bk_adbl_025737_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Karl Friedrich Schinkel: Späte Projekte. Late P...
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Karl Friedrich Schinkel called his designs for a palace on the Acropolis in Athens and for Orianda Castle in the Crimea a "beautiful dream". They date from 1834 and 1838 and were Schinkels last major projects, in which he presented his ideal of architecture in brilliant drawings and watercolours, as if in a last will and testament. Both the formal language of neo-Classical architecture and the quality of presentation are brought to a level here that can scarcely be surpassed. It is clear how highly Schinkel himself esteemed these two unrealized designs from the fact that he had them printed as coloured lithographs in his publication Werke der höheren Baukunst für die Ausführung erfunden (Potsdam 1840 to 1842). These lithographs are reprinted in a large format, complemented by the no less spectacular lithographs of the two Pliny villas, Tusculum, and Laurentinum. These works, which represent ahighpoint in the long story of the reconstruction of the two villas that have come down to us only in literature, also show Schinkels impressive ability to demonstrate and convey his architectural ideas. He is profoundly concerned, both in the reconstructions of the Pliny villas and in the designs for the royal palace on the Acropolis and Orianda Castle to be archaeologically precise and to fulfil prescribed building programmes, but also to plumb the possibilities of architecture beyond mere utility. For the Acropolis palace project hehad his eye mainly on the way in which the new building would interact with the surviving remains of the Propylaea and the Parthenon. In the Orianda project it is a glazed observation pavilion in the form of a temple that expresses architectures perception of itself more clearly than perhaps ever before. Klaus Jan Philipp studied art history, archaeology, and history in Marburg and Berlin. He gained his doctorate with a thesis on medieval architecture in southwest Germany. From 1988 to 1990 he worked as a free-lance at the Deutsches Architekturmuseum in Frankfurt am Main, where he organized the exhibition "Revolutionsarchitektur. Ein Aspekt der europäischen Architektur um 1800". Philipp is professor of architectural history at Stuttgart University. He presented his research on neo-Classical architecture in 1997 in the post-doctoral thesis Um 1800: Architekturtheorie und Architekturkritik in Deutschland zwischen 1790 und 181

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Karl Friedrich Schinkel: Späte Projekte. Late P...
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Karl Friedrich Schinkel called his designs for a palace on the Acropolis in Athens and for Orianda Castle in the Crimea a "beautiful dream". They date from 1834 and 1838 and were Schinkels last major projects, in which he presented his ideal of architecture in brilliant drawings and watercolours, as if in a last will and testament. Both the formal language of neo-Classical architecture and the quality of presentation are brought to a level here that can scarcely be surpassed. It is clear how highly Schinkel himself esteemed these two unrealized designs from the fact that he had them printed as coloured lithographs in his publication Werke der höheren Baukunst für die Ausführung erfunden (Potsdam 1840 to 1842). These lithographs are reprinted in a large format, complemented by the no less spectacular lithographs of the two Pliny villas, Tusculum, and Laurentinum. These works, which represent ahighpoint in the long story of the reconstruction of the two villas that have come down to us only in literature, also show Schinkels impressive ability to demonstrate and convey his architectural ideas. He is profoundly concerned, both in the reconstructions of the Pliny villas and in the designs for the royal palace on the Acropolis and Orianda Castle to be archaeologically precise and to fulfil prescribed building programmes, but also to plumb the possibilities of architecture beyond mere utility. For the Acropolis palace project hehad his eye mainly on the way in which the new building would interact with the surviving remains of the Propylaea and the Parthenon. In the Orianda project it is a glazed observation pavilion in the form of a temple that expresses architectures perception of itself more clearly than perhaps ever before. Klaus Jan Philipp studied art history, archaeology, and history in Marburg and Berlin. He gained his doctorate with a thesis on medieval architecture in southwest Germany. From 1988 to 1990 he worked as a free-lance at the Deutsches Architekturmuseum in Frankfurt am Main, where he organized the exhibition "Revolutionsarchitektur. Ein Aspekt der europäischen Architektur um 1800". Philipp is professor of architectural history at Stuttgart University. He presented his research on neo-Classical architecture in 1997 in the post-doctoral thesis Um 1800: Architekturtheorie und Architekturkritik in Deutschland zwischen 1790 und 181

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Jörg Drehmel
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Jörg Drehmel (born 3 May 1945 in Trantow) was an East German athlete, who, competing for the GDR, won the silver medal in the triple jump in the 1972 Summer Olympics held in Munich, Germany. In addition, he also won the European Championship in the men's triple jump in 1971. Drehmel first tried his hand at the javelin throw and the decathlon before switching to the triple jump in 1966. He competed for ASK Vorwärts Potsdam and trained under Heinz Rieger. His first big success came with a win at the European Cup in 1970, where he was the first German jumper to set a record with the first-ever jump over 17 meters. His jump of 17.16 meters to win the European Championship in 1971 did not qualify as a record due to excessive tail wind.

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Civil-military cooperation as a vital part in t...
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Seminar paper from the year 2005 in the subject Politics - International Politics - Topic: Peace and Conflict Studies, Security, grade: 2,1, University of Potsdam (Lehrstuhl für internationale Politik), course: State Failure, Crisis and Conflict Management, 32 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: When policy makers from developed countries gather 'to form the world', for a long time military forces were seen as the only ones of impact in areas of war and crisis. They were massively funded and specifically equipped to fulfill their tasks for the best possible outcome. But over the last decades civilian, mostly non-governmental, actors did show up for nation-building as well. These organizations eventually demanded the right to participate - and than had to deal with urgent reconstruction issues as well. For this the question is how these - civilians and military personnel - work and win 'wars' together when they have to. Based on Afghanistan, the pa-per points on the ever more used concept of civil-military cooperation from the perspective of the military. To gain insight, four different approaches (UN, NATO, US, Germany) are de-scribed and explained. The context of the paper is formed by background-information on the current missions in Af-ghanistan, Operation Enduring Freedom and International Security Assistance Force. And to get an impression of the cooperation, the paper overlooks the successful Provincial Recon-struction Teams. The hypothesis of the paper is that successful civil-military cooperation is assumed to be a vital part in the stabilization-process in Afghanistan. This is due to the broad meaning that the different deployed actors put onto it. And, especially the featured military forces / bodies have changed within the last decade.

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Studio 54: Admission policies as a form of indi...
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Seminar paper from the year 2006 in the subject American Studies - Culture and Applied Geography, grade: 2,0, University of Potsdam (Philosophisches Institut), course: Proseminar, 9 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: '...and for three years it was the most talked-about, written-about and shocked-about venue in the universe. Everyone wanted to go to Studio 54 (Jones/ Kantonen 1999: 246)'. 'A lot of people thought that at the door was a better show than inside...people would try anything to get in ('Shane' in Studio 54)'. When Steve Rubell and Ian Schrager in the late April 1976 started their nightclub Studio 54, a legend came to life. On the floors of this unique party shangri-la, celebrities like Andy Warhol, Liza Minelli, Bianca and Mick Jagger, Brooke Shields and Truman Capote mingled with business people, politicians, soap opera starlets, drag queens and chosen few from the 'grey people', as nightlife guru Rubell called the normal people. Never before, a discothèque had caused such a public stir. Paparazzi jostled beyond the velvet ropes to illustrate their gossip columns with pictures of the socialites - it was the 'first time ever that celebrity photos would appear on the front page of the tabloids for no other reasons than they were there (Jones/ Kantonen 1999: 249)'. But by far not everybody came to know the true promise of the club - door policy at Studio 54 was probably one of the toughest in the history of nightlife. Rubell himself was eager to make sure that of the many different groups that made up the audience of 54, none should dominate the other, a type of 'social engineering he called 'tossing the salad'' (Shapiro 2005: 201). He himself supported his doorman Marc Benecke selecting the people who could pass the velvet ropes, whilst scores of people shouted Rubell's name begging him to be admitted into the club. On one hand, there were certain criteria, but on the other hand, there was enough leeway for arbitrariness, indeed, it was a highly undemocratic procedure that precisely reflected its place, its period and social circumstances. Disco in the 'uncanny 1970s' not only served to escape reality but also epitomised an increasing drive towards individualism that replaced the ideas of participation and community of the sixties. The doors at 54 were instruments to form a new world with new social ladders and in their radicalism marked a peak in this development.

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The 1944 Education Act
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Seminar paper from the year 2009 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Culture and Applied Geography, grade: 1,7, University of Potsdam (Anglistik & Amerikanistik), course: British Culture in the 19th and 20th Century, language: English, abstract: In the last decades, the educational systems 'widened' steadily. Learning opportunities and participation are on the increase. Particularly the number of people that remain in the educational system beyond compulsory education rose considerably. This expansion continues: Following an almost universal taking part in secondary education, tertiary education registers a continuous perpetually participation rate (OECD 31-32). The responsibility for the education in England lies with the Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF) led by the Secretary of State, Rt Hon Charles Clarke MP. This year's progress report states that parents want the best for their children. They want them to be safe, happy, healthy, doing well in a good school with high standards, and able to get good qualifications and eventually a good job. [...] The world is changing, and so are the skills, attitudes and aspirations that children and young people need to succeed in a changing global economy (DCSF 3).This shows that nowadays education is given a high priority in the English society. It has not always been like that. The present English educational system is the result of a historical development for centuries. The system certainly has features of recent foundation, but its most basic aspects persisted directly and visibly from the nineteenth century. A key moment in educational reform seemed, and still seems, to be the Education Act of 1944. 'It is a very great Act which makes - and in fact has made - possible as important and substantial advance in public education as this country has ever known.' (Dent 1).This paper shall deliver insight into the reforms of the 1944 Education Act. In this regard, I would like to enlarge on its roots and aims - especially concerning the influence of World War II. Furthermore, I will introduce the Act itself, its strengths and weaknesses, and its potential impact on the present English education system. There are certainly several more interesting aspects regarding the issue, but due to the restricted number of pages, I will not be able to go into all of them.

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Margaret Thatcher. Between Icon and Hate Figure
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Seminar paper from the year 2016 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Culture and Applied Geography, grade: 2,0, University of Potsdam, language: English, abstract: In course of its long democratic history, the United Kingdom has gone through many governments whose influential Prime ministers had formed the British society. But probably no other British Prime minister (PM) has ever left his marks so much as Margaret Thatcher, who held longer office than every other PM before. However, the assumption that her almost twelve years lasting term of office could be taken as an indicator for her great popularity as great politician is not applicable at all. Indeed, the 'Iron Lady' and her revolutionary economy and welfare policy, known as Thatcherism, polarised and still divide the minds of the British society. Whereas her supporters are prizing her policy as the basis of Britain's power and wealth for millions, her critics blame her to be responsible for the ruin of the social sector and the destruction of a social community sense. This seminar paper is concerned with the controversial policy of Margaret Thatcher. For my work, I argue that 'The policy of Thatcher has cemented the British class system rather than loosen it'. As a theoretical background I will examine the British class system and define the term 'class' itself. The main part is structured into three linked chapters dealing with the main features of Thatcher's era in order to reveal how Thatcher's policy affected the major classes in the UK: Working -, Middle - and Upper Class. Thereby, it will be illustrated and concluded in the final part of this work if Thatcher can be seen rather as an icon or rather as a hate figure for the UK and its classes. The entire work is embedded in a short portray of the social life in the UK before and after Thatcher's legislative period in order to compare the development objectively.

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