The Younger Pitt

Author: Michael Duffy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317899636

Category: History

Page: 264

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First published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

George III

An Essay in Monarchy

Author: G. Ditchfield

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230599435

Category: History

Page: 233

View: 1057

This book is a political study of the reign of George III which draws upon unpublished sources and takes account of recent research to present a rounded appreciation of one of the most important and controversial themes in British history. It examines the historical reputation of George III, his role as a European figure and his religious convictions, and offers a discussion of the domestic and imperial policies with which he was associated.

Naval Leadership and Management, 1650-1950

Essays in Honour of Michael Duffy

Author: Richard Harding,Helen Doe

Publisher: Boydell Press

ISBN: 1843836955

Category: History

Page: 206

View: 909

Considers naval leadership and management very widely, moving beyond a focus on leading admirals.

The Forging of the Modern State

Early Industrial Britain, 1783-1870

Author: Eric J. Evans

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131787370X

Category: History

Page: 648

View: 5366

In this hugely ambitious history of Britain, Eric Evans surveys every aspect of the period in which the country was transformed into the world’s first industrial power. This was an era of revolutionary change unparalleled in Britain, yet one in which transformation was achieved without political revolution. The unique combination of transition and revolution is a major theme in the book, which ranges across the embryonic empire, the Church, education, health, finance, and rural and urban life. Evans gives particular attention to the Great Reform Act of 1832. The Third Edition includes an entirely new introductory chapter, and is illustrated for the first time.

The elder Pitt

Author: Marie Peters

Publisher: Longman Pub Group


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 284

View: 6712

William Pitt, Earl of Chatham (1708-78), was the leading figure in mid-eighteenth-century British politics. He captured the imagination of contemporaries and posterity alike by the spectacular victories over which he presided in the Seven Years War - the series of conflicts (1756-63) that brought Britain to unprecedented imperial power. His career links the political world of the early Hanoverians, dominated by Sir Robert Walpole, with the very different worlds of Lord North and Chatham's brilliant son, William Pitt the Younger, at the time of the American and French Revolutions. This addition to the Profiles series not only reassesses Pitt's career in its full political context, with many fresh and rewarding insights for the specialist, but also provides an introduction to the entire period for students and general readers. Through Pitt, Marie Peters is able to illuminate the other important actors on the political stage, and introduce (in ways designed to encourage further investigation) the characteristics and preoccupations of the world in which they moved. These include the roles of monarch, ministers, parliaments and parties; the issues of foreign and imperial policy; ideology and modes of political argument; and the impact of popular politics. He is not an easy subject for the modern historian or the modern reader. Marie Peters rises to the challenge with a cool, independent-minded and convincing reappraisal of this ambitious, charismatic and tormented man. Based on a comprehensive range of primary sources, her study raises doubts about the real substance of his achievements, while sympathetically acknowledging (and explaining) the heroic stature accorded to him by many, if not all, of his contemporaries.

The Eighteenth Century

A Current Bibliography for 2002

Author: Jim Springer Borck,Kevin L Cope,Robert C Leitz

Publisher: AMS Press

ISBN: 9780404622305

Category: Reference

Page: 908

View: 6846


The Elements of Power

Lessons on Leadership and Influence

Author: Terry Bacon

Publisher: AMACOM

ISBN: 0814415121

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

View: 5097

What do a person’s knowledge, expressiveness, history, character, and attraction have in common? Or his or her role resources, information, network, and reputation? Each is a key to either personal or organizational power, and together they open the complex combination lock on the door of true leadership and irresistible influence. The Elements of Power combines the latest research on the nature of power all over the world with a handy self-assessment and invaluable insight into: • How power works in organizations • How people use and lose power • The relationship between power and leadership • What makes famous people powerful—or what diminishes their power • Sources of power and how to build each one • Leading and influencing others more effectively Complete with “Portraits in Power” examining key business figures and world leaders alike, the full effect is an accessible and unprecedented pipeline to the many sources and types of internal and external power, including the most valuable of all: the power of will.

Book review digest

Author: H.W. Wilson Company

Publisher: N.A


Category: Books

Page: N.A

View: 7773


Reader's Guide to British History

Author: D. M. Loades

Publisher: Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers


Category: Great Britain

Page: 1620

View: 2422

"A masterful attempt to describe the historical secondary literature of the British Isles -- from prehistory to the present day -- the set is comprised of substantial essays of 1,000 to 3,000 words each on a wide array of subjects -- all written by pre-eminent scholars in language accessible to beginning students and advanced researchers. Each listed essay title is given a thorough annotation."--"The Top 20 Reference Titles of the Year," American Libraries, May 2004.

Todesurteil im Old Bailey

Ein Daniel-Pitt-Roman

Author: Anne Perry

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641231744

Category: Fiction

Page: 460

View: 1397

London, 1910: Der junge Daniel Pitt, Sohn des berühmten Sir Thomas Pitt, nimmt seinen ersten großen Fall als junger Anwalt an. Russell Graves soll seine Ehefrau kaltblütig ermordet haben. Alle Indizien sprechen gegen ihn, die Verteidigung ist auf verlorenem Posten. Und tatsächlich wird Graves schließlich im ehrwürdigen Strafgerichtshof Old Bailey zum Tod durch den Strang verurteilt. 21 Tage Galgenfrist bleiben Daniel, um doch noch die Unschuld seines Mandanten zu beweisen. Eine Unschuld, an die er selbst kaum glaubt ...

Variety Power Players 2000

Movers and Shakers, Power Brokers and Career Makers in Hollywood

Author: Chris Petrikin,Andrew Hindes,Dan Cox

Publisher: Perigee


Category: Reference

Page: 245

View: 3669

The Variety guide to the most powerful people in Hollywood reveals the list of top "power players" in Tinseltown, advice on how to contact the right people, and a complete list of the industries main guilds. Original.

Wilhelm II.

Die Herrschaft des letzten deutschen Kaisers

Author: Christopher Clark

Publisher: DVA

ISBN: 3641037247

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 416

View: 9024

Das Leben des letzten deutschen Kaisers Christopher Clark folgt der Karriere des letzten deutschen Kaisers: die schwierige Jugend bei Hof, die Etablierung seiner Macht sowie seine politischen Auseinandersetzungen und Ziele. Mit dem Ersten Weltkrieg endet auch die Herrschaft Wilhelms II. Der Kaiser dankt ab und muss den Rest seines Lebens im Exil verbringen. Clarks sorgfältig recherchiertes Buch bietet eine neue, zuweilen provokante Interpretation des Monarchen und seiner dreißig Jahre währenden Regentschaft. Hätte Deutschland einen anderen Weg eingeschlagen, wenn ein anderer Herrscher als Wilhelm II. das Land ins 20. Jahrhundert geführt hätte? Inwieweit prägte seine Persönlichkeit die deutschen Geschicke? Christopher Clark nimmt zunächst Wilhelms Kindheit und Jugend in den Blick. Vater und Großvater, und damit zwei politische Lager – das progressive und das reaktionäre – stritten um die Erziehung des Prinzen. 1888 folgte Wilhelm seinem Vater auf den Thron. Clark untersucht Wilhelms außen- wie innenpolitisches Wirken und betrachtet schließlich auch dessen Rolle im Sommer 1914. Nach dem verlorenen Krieg und seiner Abdankung wurde Wilhelm II. zum Objekt des Hasses. Und noch heute ist sein Image weitgehend negativ. Clarks Ziel ist es nicht, Wilhelm II. zu rehabilitieren. Und doch fragt er zu Recht, ob die Geschichtsschreibung nicht zu einer Dämonisierung des letzten deutschen Kaisers beigetragen hat. 150. Geburtstag Wilhelms II. am 27. Januar 2009.

William II

The Last Kaiser

Author: Christopher M. Clark

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780582245600

Category: History

Page: 271

View: 3426

Kaiser Wilhelm II is one of the key figures in the history of the 20th century. this book explores both the ruler and his times. It covers the entire span of his life, including his years in exile and assesses his personsl failings as a ruler.

Brad Pitt

The Rise to Stardom

Author: Brian J. Robb

Publisher: Plexus Publishing (UK)

ISBN: 9780859652414

Category: Motion picture actors and actresses

Page: 160

View: 7522

Discusses the childhood, career influences, and films of the actor.

The Gwent County History: The making of Monmouthshire, 1536-1780

Author: Miranda Jane Aldhouse-Green,Ralph Alan Griffiths,Madeleine Gray,Prys Morgan,Raymond Howell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780708321980

Category: History

Page: 408

View: 4307

This is the third volume of the authoritative history of the county of Gwent, geared towards an understanding of the county’s past for the twenty-first century reader. Volume III is a highly illustrated collection dealing with the early modern period of Welsh history, from the creation of Monmouthshire by the Act of Union in 1536 to the beginnings of industrialization in the later eighteenth century.

Black and White Budget

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: South African War, 1899-1902

Page: N.A

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The Outlook

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A



Page: N.A

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