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The Guns Of August 2008 by Svante E. Cornell

Title The Guns of August 2008
Author Svante E. Cornell
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2015-01-28
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 224
ISBN 9781317456520
LanguageEnglish, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

In the summer of 2008, a conflict that appeared to have begun in the breakaway Georgian territory of South Ossetia rapidly escalated to become the most significant crisis in European security in a decade. The implications of the Russian-Georgian war will be understood differently depending on one's narrative of what transpired and perspective on the broader context. This book is designed to present the facts about the events of August 2008 along with comprehensive coverage of the background to those events. It brings together a wealth of expertise on the South Caucasus and Russian foreign policy, with contributions by Russian, Georgian, European, and American experts on the region.

Title A Little War That Shook the World
Author Ronald Asmus
Publisher St. Martin's Press
Release Date 2010-01-19
Category Political Science
Total Pages 272
ISBN 023010228X
LanguageEnglish, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

The brief war between Russia and Georgia in August 2008 seemed to many like an unexpected shot out of the blue that was gone as quickly as it came. Former Assistant Deputy Secretary of State Ronald Asmus contends that it was a conflict that was prepared and planned for some time by Moscow, part of a broader strategy to send a message to the United States: that Russia is going to flex its muscle in the twenty-first century. A Little War that Changed the World is a fascinating look at the breakdown of relations between Russia and the West, the decay and decline of the Western Alliance itself, and the fate of Eastern Europe in a time of economic crisis.

Countdown To War In Georgia by Ana K. Niedermaier

Title Countdown to War in Georgia
Author Ana K. Niedermaier
Publisher East View
Release Date 2008
Category History
Total Pages 579
ISBN STANFORD:36105210606815
LanguageEnglish, Spanish, and French

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Economists With Guns by Bradley R. Simpson

Title Economists with Guns
Author Bradley R. Simpson
Publisher Stanford University Press
Release Date 2008-03-28
Category History
Total Pages 376
ISBN 9780804779524
LanguageEnglish, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

Offering the first comprehensive history of U.S relations with Indonesia during the 1960s, Economists with Guns explores one of the central dynamics of international politics during the Cold War: the emergence and U.S. embrace of authoritarian regimes pledged to programs of military-led development. Drawing on newly declassified archival material, Simpson examines how Americans and Indonesians imagined the country's development in the 1950s and why they abandoned their democratic hopes in the 1960s in favor of Suharto's military regime. Far from viewing development as a path to democracy, this book highlights the evolving commitment of Americans and Indonesians to authoritarianism in the 1960s on.

Watch You Bleed by Stephen Davis

Title Watch You Bleed
Author Stephen Davis
Publisher Penguin
Release Date 2008-08-26
Category Music
Total Pages 448
ISBN 1440639280
LanguageEnglish, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

The New York Times bestselling epic tale of the last great rock band From the bestselling author of Hammer of the Gods comes the complete story of Guns N? Roses ? from their drug-fueled blastoff in the 80s to the turbulent life of legendary singer Axl Rose, and his fifteen-year, multimillion dollar quest to make the perfect hard rock album. Riotous world tours. Drug-induced rampages. One hundred millions albums sold. In his sixth major rock biography, Stephen Davis details the riveting story of the last great rock band. Watch You Bleed documents the life of every band member, including the improbable story of W. Axl Rose. Davis brilliantly captures the Guns? raw power ? from the gutters of Sunset Strip to the biggest stadiums on the planet. Based on exclusive interviews, private archives, and packed with stunning revelations, Watch You Bleed is the savage, definitive, and highly unauthorized story of Guns N? Roses. For the first time, millions of fans will learn the whole truth about this legendary band.

The Zimmermann Telegram by Barbara Wertheim Tuchman

Title The Zimmermann Telegram
Author Barbara Wertheim Tuchman
Publisher Random House Trade Paperbacks
Release Date 1985
Category History
Total Pages 244
ISBN 9780345324252
LanguageEnglish, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

Documents the incidents surrounding a German diplomat's bid for international power that led to America's entry into World War I

The Tanks Of August by Ruslan Pukhov

Title The Tanks of August
Author Ruslan Pukhov
Release Date 2010
Category History
Total Pages 144
ISBN 5990232012
LanguageEnglish, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

The publication of this book coincides with the second anniversary of the armed conflict between Russia and Georgia on August 8-12, 2008, now dubbed the Five Day War. The conflict was triggered by Georgia's ambitious and nationalistic president, Mikhail Saakashvili, who attempted a "blitzkrieg" to conquer the former Georgian autonomy of South Ossetia, which had proclaimed independence. That attempt led to a military intervention by Russia, which acted as the guarantor of peace in the region, and the first "official war" between Russia and one of the former Soviet republics. This work contains six essays, from a primarily Russian perspective, which provide an in-depth analysis of the political, social, economic, and military context for and causes of the war, the nature of wartime military operations, the human and material costs of the brief struggle, and the war's likely implications for the future.

Ruger And His Guns by Robert L Wilson

Title Ruger and His Guns
Author Robert L Wilson
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release Date 2015-11-10
Category Sports & Recreation
Total Pages 368
ISBN 9781510709263
LanguageEnglish, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

This book is the story of William B. Ruger's dedication to providing traditional yet innovative design and to manufacturing excellence. Products are sold at a reasonable price for a broad ranging clientele from the ordinary citizen to the president of the United States. This richly illustrated, beautifully presented work is the official history of William B. Ruger of Sturm, Ruger & Co., and of Ruger firearms, featuring more than 185 color and over 100 black and white illustrations. Skyhorse Publishing is proud to publish a broad range of books for hunters and firearms enthusiasts. We publish books about shotguns, rifles, handguns, target shooting, gun collecting, self-defense, archery, ammunition, knives, gunsmithing, gun repair, and wilderness survival. We publish books on deer hunting, big game hunting, small game hunting, wing shooting, turkey hunting, deer stands, duck blinds, bowhunting, wing shooting, hunting dogs, and more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to publishing books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked by other publishers and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

Where The Hell Are The Guns by George Blackburn

Title Where the Hell Are the Guns
Author George Blackburn
Publisher McClelland & Stewart
Release Date 2012-05-08
Category History
Total Pages
ISBN 9781551994642
LanguageEnglish, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

In Where the Hell Are the Guns?, author George Blackburn returns to the early years of the Second World War. This volume – which completes Blackburn’s award-winning trilogy, extending its coverage to the entire war – brings wartime Canada and England to life in captivating, often comic, detail. With the skill of a novelist and the instincts of a seasoned reporter, this gifted storyteller traces the evolution of Canada’s 4th Field Regiment from a motley assortment of ill-equipped recruits to the cream of the Allied artillery, more than ready to distinguish itself in the maelstrom of the battle for Normandy. The Second World War comes to a generation of Canadians one sunny September weekend in 1939. It is a Canada woefully unprepared for conflict, and 4th Field Regiment is rapidly assembled from a grab-bag of volunteers from all walks of life – many of them mavericks and misfits from a depression-ravaged land. The regiment passes its first year in Canada in makeshift accommodation, including hastily converted stables and pigsties in the exhibition grounds of Ottawa and Toronto. For the first few months the soldiers must wear incomplete and moth-eaten uniforms from the Great War, and their early training is conducted using obsolete equipment or no equipment at all. One year into the war, the regiment arrives in England without weapons or vehicles, and a month later, with Britain moving toward the greatest crisis in her history, the regiment is finally equipped with guns – French ones with wooden wheels, dating from 1898. From these inauspicious beginnings, the regiment slowly evolves – with mishap and occasionally mayhem along the way – into a proud and polished regiment, which in 1942 is declared “the best field regiment in Britain.” By the time the Allied troops land on the beaches in Normandy, the boys of 4th Field are more than ready to go to war. From the Hardcover edition.