Your cart is empty
Showing 1 - 25 of 316 matches in All departments
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.
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.
You may like...
GOTCHA Digital 50M-WR Gents Watch
R198 Discovery Miles 1 980
Kingsons Valentine Series Shoulder Bag…
Philips Hair Clipper HC5440
R470 Discovery Miles 4 700
Spyro Reignited Trilogy
SteelSeries Arctis 3 Over-Ear Gaming…
R1,521 Discovery Miles 15 210
STP Engine Oil Stop Leak (300ml)
Swiss Mobile Gear Gellihug Switch Shell…
R199 Discovery Miles 1 990
Ultra Link Premium Wireless Optical…
Sluban Builder - Submarine (26 Piece)
Aquaman - 3D
Jason Momoa, Patrick Wilson, … Blu-ray disc