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A Special Relationship

By John Dumbrell
  • ISBN Code: : 0230802079
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Pages : 328
  • Category : Political Science
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In the comprehensively revised and updated new edition of this highly-acclaimed text, John Dumbrell assesses how and why the Anglo-American special relationship found a new lease of life under Blair as Britain repeatedly 'chose' the US in its evolving foreign policy orientation rather than Europe.

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  • Total of Pages : 112
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Members : 549
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For sixty years Elizabeth II has met each of her twelve prime ministers in a weekly audience at Buckingham Palace, a meeting like no other in British public life. It is private. Both parties have an unspoken agreement never to repeat what is said. Not even to their spouses. The Audience breaks this contract of silence. It imagines a series of pivotal meetings between the Downing Street incumbents and their Queen. From Churchill to Cameron, each prime minister has used these private conversations as a sounding board and a confessional - sometimes intimate, sometimes explosive. From young mother to grandmother, these private audiences chart the arc of the second Elizabethan Age. Politicians come and go through the revolving door of electoral politics, while she remains constant, waiting to welcome her next prime minister. The Audience by Peter Morgan premiered at the Gielgud Theatre, London, in March 2013.

Kings and Presidents

By Bruce Riedel
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  • Publisher : Brookings Institution Press
  • Book Code : 0815737165
  • Total of Pages : 275
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 313
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An insider's account of the often-fraught U.S.-Saudi relationship Saudi Arabia and the United States have been partners since 1943, when President Roosevelt met with two future Saudi monarchs. Subsequent U.S. presidents have had direct relationships with those kings and their successors—setting the tone for a special partnership between an absolute monarchy with a unique Islamic identity and the world's most powerful democracy. Although based in large part on economic interests, the U.S.-Saudi relationship has rarely been smooth. Differences over Israel have caused friction since the early days, and ambiguities about Saudi involvement—or lack of it—in the September 11 terrorist attacks against the United States continue to haunt the relationship. Now, both countries have new, still-to be-tested leaders in President Trump and King Salman. Bruce Riedel for decades has followed these kings and presidents during his career at the CIA, the White House, and Brookings. This book offers an insider's account of the U.S.-Saudi relationship, with unique insights. Using declassified documents, memoirs by both Saudis and Americans, and eyewitness accounts, this book takes the reader inside the royal palaces, the holy cities, and the White House to gain an understanding of this complex partnership.

The Best Catholics in the World

By Derek Scally
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  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Book Code : 1844885283
  • Total of Pages : 352
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 371
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THE NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER Shortlisted for the Irish Book Awards 2021 'A great achievement . . . brilliant, engaging and essential' Colm Tóibín 'At once intimate and epic, this is a landmark book' Fintan O'Toole When Dubliner Derek Scally goes to Christmas Eve Mass on a visit home from Berlin, he finds more memories than congregants in the church where he was once an altar boy. Not for the first time, the collapse of the Catholic Church in Ireland brings to mind the fall of another powerful ideology - East German communism. While Germans are engaging earnestly with their past, Scally sees nothing comparable going on in his native land. So he embarks on a quest to unravel the tight hold the Church had on the Irish. He travels the length and breadth of Ireland and across Europe, going to Masses, novenas, shrines and seminaries, talking to those who have abandoned the Church and those who have held on, to survivors and campaigners, to writers, historians, psychologists and many more. And he has probing and revealing encounters with Vatican officials, priests and religious along the way. The Best Catholics in the World is the remarkable result of his three-year journey. With wit, wisdom and compassion Scally gives voice and definition to the murky and difficult questions that face a society coming to terms with its troubling past. It is both a lively personal odyssey and a resonant and gripping work of reporting that is a major contribution to the story of Ireland. 'Reflective, textured, insightful and original ... rich with history, interrogation and emotional intelligence' Diarmaid Ferriter, Irish Times 'An unblinking look at the collapse of the Church and Catholic deference in Ireland. Excellent and timely' John Banville, The Sunday Times 'Engaging and incisive' Caelainn Hogan, author of Republic of Shame 'Remarkable . . . Essential reading for anyone concerned about history and forgetting' Michael Harding 'Fair-minded . . . thoughtful' Melanie McDonagh, The Times 'Very pacey and entertaining . . . and it changed how I regard Ireland and our history for good. Fantastic' Oliver Callan 'Original, thought-provoking and very engaging' Marie Collins 'A provocative insight into a time that many would rather forget' John Boyne 'Challenging' Mary McAleese 'Explores this subject in a way that I've never seen before' Hugh Linehan, Irish Times

Stresemann and the Rearmament of Germany

By Hans W. Gatzke
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  • Publisher : Pickle Partners Publishing
  • Book Code : 1787208036
  • Total of Pages : 114
  • Category : History
  • Members : 120
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The first major study of Stresemann following declassification of his papers in the previous year. Written by Hans W. Gatzke, then a Professor at John Hopkins, who was intrigued by the enigmatic Gustav Stresemann (1878-1929), a German politician and statesman who served briefly as Chancellor in 1923 and Foreign Minister 1923-1929, during the Weimar Republic. He was co-laureate of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1926. His most notable achievement was the reconciliation between Germany and France, for which he and Aristide Briand received the Nobel Peace Prize. During a period of political instability and fragile, short-lived governments, he was generally seen as the most influential cabinet member in most of the Weimar Republic’s existence. During his political career, he represented three successive liberal parties; he was the dominant figure of the German People’s Party during the Weimar Republic. The study is based on the unpublished papers of Dr. Gustav Stresemann, which came into Allied possession at the end of World War II as part of the vast collection of German Foreign Ministry documents. They were opened to research in the spring of 1953, as the result of a U.S.-British agreement. “A valuable contribution, enhanced by Mr. Gatzke’s penetrating insights and sureness of style.”—Fritz Stern, Columbia University

The Blue Hour

By Douglas Kennedy
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1451666403
  • Total of Pages : 368
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 907
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From the #1 internationally bestselling author of The Moment and Five Days comes a “completely absorbing and atmospheric” (Philip Kerr) novel about a woman whose husband disappears without a trace amidst the stunning, labyrinthine world of Morocco. Robin knew Paul wasn’t perfect. But he said they were so lucky to have found each other, and she believed it was true. When he suggests a month in Morocco—where he once lived and worked, a place where the modern meets the medieval—Robin reluctantly agrees. Once immersed into the swirling, white-hot exotica of a walled city on the North African Atlantic coast, Robin finds herself acclimatizing to its wonderful strangeness. Paul is everything she wants him to be—passionate, talented, knowledgeable. She is convinced that it is here that she will finally become pregnant. But then Paul suddenly disappears, and Robin finds herself the prime suspect in the police inquiry. As her understanding of the truth starts to unravel, Robin lurches from the crumbling art deco of Casablanca to the daunting Sahara, caught in an increasingly terrifying spiral from which there is no easy escape. For fans of thought-provoking page-turners such as The Talented Mr. Ripley, Douglas Kennedy’s The Blue Hour is a roller-coaster journey into a heart of darkness that asks the question: What would you do if your life depended on it?

Alliance Persistence within the Anglo-American Special Relationship

By Ruike Xu
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 3319496190
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 790
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This book seeks to demystify the persistence of the Anglo-American Special Relationship (AASR) in the post-Cold War era by constructing a new theory of alliance persistence. This theory of alliance persistence not only has stronger explanatory power than the predominant model of interests and sentiments, but also opens a new way for understanding what factors have prevented the AASR from collapsing. This innovative new volume fills the gap in AASR literature by focusing on the important role of institutionalization in sustaining the AASR, a factor that has been significantly overlooked in existing academic research.

Frost/Nixon

By David Frost
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  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Book Code : 0061856983
  • Total of Pages : 384
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 888
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Following the resounding success of the eponymous West End and Broadway hit play, Frost/Nixon tells the extraordinary story of how Sir David Frost pursued and landed the biggest fish of his career—and how the series drew larger audiences than any news interview ever had in the United States, before being shown all over the world. This is Frost's absorbing story of his pursuit of Richard Nixon, and is no less revealing of his own toughness and pertinacity than of the ex-President's elusiveness. Frost's encounters with such figures as Swifty Lazar, Ron Ziegler, potential sponsors, and Nixon as negotiator are nothing short of hilarious, and his insight into the taping of the programs themselves is fascinating. Frost/Nixon provides the authoritative account of the only public trial that Nixon would ever have, and a revelation of the man's character as it appeared in the stress of eleven grueling sessions before the cameras. Including historical perspective and transcripts of the edited interviews, this is the story of Sir David Frost's quest to produce one of the most dramatic pieces of television ever broadcast, described by commentators at the time as “a catharsis” for the American people.

The Special Relationship Between the United Kingdom of Great Britain and the United States of America

By Francis S E Codjoe Jnr.
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  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Book Code : 1524632937
  • Total of Pages : 508
  • Category : History
  • Members : 386
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The Special Relationship between Britain and America is not based on sentiments or any value. It is not a political pendulum that swings high or low depending upon the chemistry between an American President and a British Prime Minister. The Anglo-American relationship is grounded on an Eternal Truth. This truth, which reveals the identities of the British and Americans, is concealed in their national emblems the Royal Coat of Arms and the Great Seal of the USA. These crests are pregnant with mysteries. The Pyramid on the Reverse side of the Great Seal has nothing to do with the Illuminati nor the New World Order. Commentators wrongly suggest that the exceptional relationship between America and Britain is dead. These experts, who adore Monnets European Project, claim Britain is irrelevant on the international stage. So, America should treat Britain just like any other European nation. Britain is unique among the EU member states. Here is the unknown truth. A British Secret Service Agent wrote about European integration and its future before Jean Monnet, the brain behind the EU Project, was born. Our understanding of EUs existence and Britains membership of it would not be complete without the legacy of the Intelligence Officer. A free religion is the parent of a free state, and a free state of a free school. A people who are not wise enough to take care of their own religion, are very poorly prepared to be the guardians of liberties. When a nation loses her religion, she loses the right arm of power and the ability to preserve freedom. According to the Intelligence Officer, Back to the Bible should be a patriotic, as well as a religious cry; for the preservation of our liberties, and our cherished institutions, depends much upon the maintenance of the Bible-taught heart-principles and stout convictions of our fathers.

Jimmy Carter and the Anglo-American "e;Special Relationship"e;

By Thomas K. Robb
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  • Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
  • Book Code : 1474407021
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Technology & Engineering
  • Members : 938
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Robb Thomas draws upon a wealth of previously classified documents to reveal that relations between Britain and the United States of America during Carter's presidency were riven with antagonism and disagreement. Contrary to existing interpretations, even the most 'special' aspects of intelligence and nuclear cooperation were not immune to high-level political tension. Robb exposes the true competitive nature of the relationship during Carter's presidency, as well as providing an original understanding to how both countries approached the breakdown of superpower detente; the subject of international human rights promotion; the tackling of common economic and energy challenges and to the Anglo-American nuclear and intelligence relationship.