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From the Revolutionary War, to the pioneer movement, to a walk on the moon, the American flag has been there through it all. Three cheers for the red, white, and blue?and for this easy-to-read look at its history. John Herman lives in New York City. Robin Roraback lives in Salisbury, CT.
This is a book about change, leaders and a wide variety of
practical planning tools designed to assist educational leaders in
their responsibility to develop and maintain successful schools. It
is designed to be used as a day-to-day reference book for those who
are responsible for the direct change that improves the operations
and output of their schools. The aim of this book is to help
leaders become more knowledgeable and proactive, thus ensuring that
all the changes will move in positive directions towards effective
Sir Eric Phipps was a British Ambassador in Berlin (1933-37) and in
Paris (1937-39) holding two key ambassadorships which spanned the
crucial period between Hitler's advent to power and the outbreak of
the Second World War. This book explains the striking contrast
between his reputation as a staunch anti-Nazi and an
'anti-appeaser' in Berlin, and as a 'defeatist-appeaser' in Paris.
Phipps' recognition of French economic, political and military
weakness propelled him into playing a role which French historians
have termed that of "The English Governess" towards the French,
pressing them into adopting British policies and interfering in
their internal affairs. While this was within the general framework
of his instructions from the Foreign Office, he pursued his
conception of Chamberlain's appeasement policy with a zeal that
seems to have been based on closer contact with the Prime Minister
and his entourage rather than with his professional colleagues.
This book is the first major study of Phipps' Paris
ambassadorship. It is based on original research in British and
French archives, and it sheds new light on the Foreign Office and
Anglo-French relations on the eve of the Second World War.
John Herman is an independent researcher. He has taught Modern
History at various Polytechnics, and has worked on various
publications including Documents on British Foreign Affairs. He has
had articles published in historical journals, and is currently
engaged in research at the LSE.
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