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The Locomotive of War : Money, Empire, Power and Guilt, Peter Clarke

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The Locomotive of War : Money, Empire, Power and Guilt
Title
The Locomotive of War
Title remainder
Money, Empire, Power and Guilt
Statement of responsibility
Peter Clarke
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
"'War is the locomotive of history,' claimed Trotsky, a remark thought to acknowledge the opportunity the First World War offered the Bolsheviks to seize power in Russia 1917. And here Peter Clarke uses it on a broader canvas to explore how war, rather than socioeconomic forces or individuals, is the prime mover of history. Twentieth-century warfare, based on new technologies and mass armies, saw the locomotive power of war geared up to an unprecedented level, and through the unique prism of this vast tragedy Peter Clarke examines the most influential figures of the day: David Lloyd George who, without the strains of war, would never have become prime minister in 1916; Winston Churchill who, except for the war crisis of 1940, would have been unlikely to be recalled to office; and John Maynard Keynes who, but for the same, would hardly have seen his own economic ideas and authority so suddenly accepted. Gladstone, Woodrow Wilson, Asquith, Roosevelt, they're all here in this highly sophisticated analysis of the lives, writings, decisions and pronouncements of the era's leaders. By following the trajectories of these influential lives Peter Clarke illuminates some of the crucial issues of the period: not only leadership and the projection of authority but also military strategy, war finance and the mobilisation of the nation's personnel and economic resources. The Locomotive of War is a fascinating examination of the interplay between key figures in the context of unprecedented all-out war of 1914 and 1939 and the broader dynamics of history in an extraordinary period"--Publisher's description
Summary
Twentieth-century warfare, based on new technologies and vast armies, saw the locomotive power of war heightened to an unprecedented level. Through the unique prism of this vast tragedy, Peter Clarke examines some of the most influential figures of the day, on both sides of the Atlantic. I
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10571279
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YDXCP
Dewey number
940
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
money, empire, power, and guilt
Label
The Locomotive of War : Money, Empire, Power and Guilt, Peter Clarke
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 359-404) and index
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volume
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nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Prologue: A train of thought -- Fourteen points of view. Part 1. Peace and war. 1. The disciple as prophet: Thomas Woodrow Wilson -- 2. A man of the people: David Lloyd George -- 3. Aristocrat and soldier: Winston Spencer Churchill -- 4. How the Liberals started a world war -- 5. Goodbye to the Garden of Eden: John Maynard Keynes -- 6. Knight-Errant of Progressivism: Franklin Delano Roosevelt -- 7. The British war effort: Churchill, Lloyd George, Keynes -- 8. The American way in warfare: Wilson and House -- Part 2. War and peace. Agenda for the Hall of Mirrors: Clemenceau, Lloyd George, Wilson -- The fourteen points in Paris: Wilson and Lloyd George -- 11. A Carthaginian peace? Keynes -- 12. Reparations and guilt: Lloyd George and Wilson -- 13. Further economic consequences: Keynes and Lloyd George -- 14. Second chances: Churchill, Roosevelt, Keynes -- Epilogue: The legacies of war in the long run
Control code
949821668
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 418 pages
Isbn
9781408851654
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • 1620406608
  • (OCoLC)949821668
Label
The Locomotive of War : Money, Empire, Power and Guilt, Peter Clarke
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 359-404) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Prologue: A train of thought -- Fourteen points of view. Part 1. Peace and war. 1. The disciple as prophet: Thomas Woodrow Wilson -- 2. A man of the people: David Lloyd George -- 3. Aristocrat and soldier: Winston Spencer Churchill -- 4. How the Liberals started a world war -- 5. Goodbye to the Garden of Eden: John Maynard Keynes -- 6. Knight-Errant of Progressivism: Franklin Delano Roosevelt -- 7. The British war effort: Churchill, Lloyd George, Keynes -- 8. The American way in warfare: Wilson and House -- Part 2. War and peace. Agenda for the Hall of Mirrors: Clemenceau, Lloyd George, Wilson -- The fourteen points in Paris: Wilson and Lloyd George -- 11. A Carthaginian peace? Keynes -- 12. Reparations and guilt: Lloyd George and Wilson -- 13. Further economic consequences: Keynes and Lloyd George -- 14. Second chances: Churchill, Roosevelt, Keynes -- Epilogue: The legacies of war in the long run
Control code
949821668
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 418 pages
Isbn
9781408851654
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • 1620406608
  • (OCoLC)949821668

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