Mastering Modern British History

Author: Norman Lowe
Publisher: Palgrave
ISBN: 9781137603883
Release Date: 2017-04-26
Genre: History

The new edition of this best-selling text includes a new section on the final years of the Labour government after Blair's resignation and a new chapter on the subsequent Coalition and Conservative governments. It is the ideal companion for students taking a first-level course in modern British History, as well as for undergraduates in History.

Mastering Modern World History

Author: Norman Lowe
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 9781137277237
Release Date: 2013-05-17
Genre: History

The fifth edition of this bestselling book is for school and MA26 students taking courses in Modern World History and for undergraduates in History and International Relations. It is a complete, self-contained, lively and highly readable course, suitable for individual study or classroom use. The general reader who wishes to find out how the world got into its present state will also find the book useful. Key features of the fifth edition: • A new chapter on Latin America and its changing relationship with the USA • New sections on the Arab Spring, the 2008 financial crash and its aftermath, and the European Union in crisis • New material on the changing face of communism in China; USA: Bush to Obama; Russia under Putin and Medvedev; the continuing conflict between Palestinians and Israelis and the 'war against terrorism' Content includes: • A survey of international relations and war from 1900 to 2012 • Europe and its history - the rise and fall of fascism and communism • International affairs of the major superpowers - USA, Russia/USSR and China • International conflict -The Holocaust, 9/11 and the fall of Saddam Hussein • Decolonization and subsequent events in Africa, and the rise of political Islam • Global problems - climate change, economic crises, the population 'explosion' • Mention of disagreements and controversies among historians, as well as new interpretations and discoveries Norman Lowe has had many years' experience of teaching History at all levels, and for 25 years was Head of History at Nelson and Colne MA26 in Lancashire. He is the author of Mastering Modern British History and Mastering Twentieth Century Russian History. Fully updated companion website with examples of document questions for each chapter www.palgrave.com/masterseries/Lowe

Mastering Modern United States History

Author: John Traynor
Publisher: Palgrave
ISBN: 0230372244
Release Date: 2018-11-19
Genre: History

Now in its second edition, this engaging text introduces readers to all the key developments in American history between 1900 and 2000. Combining factual coverage with an analysis of professional historians’ most recent interpretations of major domestic and foreign affairs, it fully explores dramatic events such as the Wall Street Crash, Pearl Harbor, the Cuban Missile Crisis and the Watergate Scandal. Chapters are enriched by presidential profiles and supported by stimulating source material and exam-style questions to reinforce learning. This text will be essential reading for students undertaking courses in American History at college, foundation and undergraduate level. It is also the ideal companion for anyone with a general interest in the American history of the twentieth century.

Mastering British Politics

Author: F.N. Forman
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: NWU:35556020765103
Release Date: 1991-06-18
Genre: Political Science

Providing an introduction to British politics, this book aims to facilitate a better understanding of the political system. It covers the history, the constitutional framework, the traditions and culture and the structure and procedures of the democratic process of government in Britain.

Mastering Arabic

Author: Jane Wightwick
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 9781349206124
Release Date: 2017-03-01
Genre: Foreign Language Study

An exciting and comprehensive course for learners with little or no previous knowledge of the language who want to understand, speak and read Arabic confidently. The authors have a friendly, accessible style which has made this book a long-standing bestseller. The course is suitable for self-study or classroom use and teaches Modern Standard Arabic which is the universal language of the Arab world and understood by all Arabic speakers. The book focuses on learning the script right from the start and covers a useful variety of situations you will encounter in Arab countries. Also available with CDs.

Mastering Modern German History 1864 1990

Author: John Traynor
Publisher: Palgrave
ISBN: 0333987101
Release Date: 2007-10-22
Genre: History

Mastering Modern German History 1864-1990 addresses the key political, social and economic developments in German history from 1864, to unification, through to the collapse of the Berlin Wall and re-unification. Completely accessible and written in an engaging and lucid style, this text provides students with an in-depth look at Germany and its complex past.

Mastering Practical Grammar

Author: Sara Thorne
Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
ISBN: 0230542905
Release Date: 2012
Genre: English language

This volume introduces the basic terminology and concepts of modern grammar, with practical reinforcement throughout. It contains exercises to test understanding and give readers the opportunity to consider grammar in context.

Mastering English Literature

Author: Richard Gill
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 9781137260956
Release Date: 2006-07-28
Genre: Literary Criticism

The third edition of this leading text provides a comprehensive guide to literary study. Emphasis has been placed on contextualizing literature and this updated version takes these changes into account by incorporating more material on historical and cultural contexts as well as in-depth discussions on novels, drama and poetry.

Mastering Philosophy

Author: Anthony Harrison-Barbet
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 9781349209163
Release Date: 1990-08-17
Genre: Philosophy


CHURCHILL

Author: Geoffrey Best
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1852852534
Release Date: 2001
Genre: History

"We are all worms. But I do believe I am a glow-worm." --Churchill Winston Churchill's inspiring leadership in the Second World War once made him above criticism. In recent years his record has come under attack from revisionists. In Churchill: A Study in Greatness one of Britain's most distinguished historians rebuts these charges and makes sense of this extraordinary man and his long controversial, colourful, contradictory and heroic career. Geoffrey Best brings out both his strengths and his weaknesses, looking past the many received versions of Churchill in a biography that balances the private and the public man and offers a clear insight into Churchill's greatness. "We are all worms. But I do believe I am a glow-worm." --Churchill Winston Churchill's inspiring leadership in the Second World War once made him above criticism. In recent years his record has come under attack from revisionists. In Churchill: A Study in Greatness one of Britain's most distinguished historians rebuts these charges and makes sense of this extraordinary man and his long controversial, colourful, contradictory and heroic career. Geoffrey Best brings out both his strengths and his weaknesses, looking past the many received versions of Churchill in a biography that balances the private and the public man and offers a clear insight into Churchill's greatness.

Winston Churchill

Author: Richard Toye
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 9781474263863
Release Date: 2017-01-12
Genre: History

Winston Churchill is a renowned historical figure, whose remarkable political and military career continues to enthral. This book consists of short, highly readable chapters on key aspects of Churchill's career. Written by leading experts, the chapters draw on documents from Churchill's extensive personal papers as well as cutting–edge scholarship. Ranging from Churchill's youthful statesmanship to the period of the Cold War, the volume considers his military strategy during both World Wars as well as dealing with the social, political and economic issues that helped define the Churchillian era. Suitable for those coming to Churchill for the first time, as well as providing new insights for those already familiar with his life, this is a sparkling collection of essays that provides an enlightening history of Churchill and his era.

Mastering World Religions

Author: Ray Colledge
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 9781349143290
Release Date: 2017-07-17
Genre: Bible

In one book, all the essential information to learn about six of the main religions - Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism and Sikhism. * A complete, self-contained, well illustrated course for individual study or classroom use * Help for students to pass exams - suitable for GCSE and as an introduction to A-Level * Ideal general reading for anyone who wants to understand the basic beliefs and practices of the religions featured * Ideal for liberal and general studies courses, and for multicultural education * Includes material on items of human interest to help enthuse and inspire the reader.

Mastering Practical Criticism

Author: Lindy Miller
Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
ISBN: 0333802705
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Criticism

Provides guidance necessary to understand and master the skills of critical appreciation. Addresses each skill and takes reader through each stage of the literary critical process. Also includes sample questions and worked examples.