Author: Charles Howard Ellis
Publisher: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.
Release Date: 2003
Howard-Ellis, C. The Origin, Structure & Working of the League of Nations. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1929. 528 pp. Reprinted 2003 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. LCCN 2002041362. ISBN 1-58477-320-0. Cloth. $95. * Surveys the League's components and the role of its chief associated bodies, the International Court of Justice and the International Labor Organization. Other sections consider its approach to open and secret diplomacy, the ratification of conventions and the function of related technical organizations. The author, though enthusiastic about the League, appreciates the weaknesses in its charter and organization. He argues that these flaws are not inherent but are a consequence of the League's reliance on prior international law, which is plagued by weakness and ambiguity.
Author: Frederick Pollock
Publisher: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.
Release Date: 1920
Pollock, Sir Frederick. The League of Nations. London: Stevens and Sons, Limited, 1929. xv, 251 pp. Reprinted 2003 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN 1-58477-247-6. Cloth. $70. * A trenchant analysis of the League of Nations by one of the leading legal scholars of the day. Divided into two parts, the work begins with a general history of international relations since the Middle Ages. Other chapters examine earlier methods of international arbitration, the Hague Peace Conferences of 1899 and 1907 and preliminary developments in the early 1900s that would later influence the league's character. Additional topics include the Congress of Vienna and the Alabama case. The second part examines the establishment of the league, then proceeds to article-by-article commentary of its charter (or Covenant). Pollock also includes an appendix containing the texts of source materials and early drafts of the charter.
Author: Thatcher Heldring
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Release Date: 2013-09-10
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
"This book is a solid choice for reluctant readers who also happen to love football."--School Library Journal Just when it seems that his football dreams are history, Wyatt's older brother, Aaron, makes an unexpected offer: If Wyatt ditches golf camp, he can play with Aaron in the League of Pain: the roughest and most secretive rogue football league in town. Now Wyatt has a choice. He can play by the rules like he always does, or he can follow his heart—even if it means lying to the people he cares about the most. But if Wyatt wants to play in the league, he must learn to accept the penalties. From the Hardcover edition.
Author: John D. Grainger
Release Date: 1999
This is the first full account of the Aitolian League in modern times, based wholly on original source material, describing its origin, its rise and fall, and refuting the old libel which describes it as a pirate state.
Author: Anique H. M. van Ginneken
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
Release Date: 2006-01-16
Created in 1919, shortly after World War I, the League of Nations was principally designed to put an end to war. But it went into hibernation when World War II broke out, and was formally wound up in 1946. Not having achieved its primary objective, it was deemed a failure. However, the many accomplishments it did realize certainly allows for arguments against this idea. During its two-decade existence, the League of Nations resolved and defused many conflicts and crises, as well as established a rapport among its members. It was also active in many other political, social, and technical fields, including minorities, refugees, human rights, labor, health, telecommunications, and supervision of former colonial territories, which had become mandates. Above all, the League of Nations proved to be training ground for the United Nations and the countless other organizations, both governmental and non-governmental, which now surround us. Just what the League of Nations was able to do during its brief but hectic career is summed up in this book. The dictionary section contains several hundred cross-referenced entries on its founders and supporters, its rather small staff and secretariat, the various subordinate or related organizations, and their overwhelming tasks. The historical background is described in the introduction and plotted year by year in the chronology while the bibliography points to further reading.
Paul Chapin’s college cronies never quite forgave themselves for instigating the tragic prank that left their friend a twisted cripple. Yet with their hazing days at Harvard far behind them, they had every reason to believe that Paul himself had forgiven them—until a class reunion ends in a fatal fall, and the poems, swearing deadly retribution, begin to arrive. Now this league of frightened men is desperate for Nero Wolfe’s help. But are Wolfe’s brilliance and Archie’s tenacity enough to outwit a killer so cunning he can plot and execute in plain sight? Introduction by Robert Goldsborough “It is always a treat to read a Nero Wolfe mystery. The man has entered our folklore.”—The New York Times Book Review A grand master of the form, Rex Stout is one of America’s greatest mystery writers, and his literary creation Nero Wolfe is one of the greatest fictional detectives of all time. Together, Stout and Wolfe have entertained—and puzzled—millions of mystery fans around the world. Now, with his perambulatory man-about-town, Archie Goodwin, the arrogant, gourmandizing, sedentary sleuth is back in the original seventy-three cases of crime and detection written by the inimitable master himself, Rex Stout.
Author: John Eisenberg
Publisher: Hachette UK
Release Date: 2018-10-09
Genre: Sports & Recreation
The epic tale of the five owners who shepherded the NFL through its tumultuous early decades and built the most popular sport in America The National Football League is a towering, distinctly American colossus spewing out $13 billion in annual revenue. Yet its current dominance has obscured how professional football got its start. In The League, John Eisenberg reveals that Art Rooney, George Halas, Tim Mara, George Preston Marshall, and Bert Bell took an immense risk by investing in the professional game. At that time the sport barely registered on the national scene, where college football, baseball, boxing, and horseracing dominated. The five owners succeeded only because at critical junctures in the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s each sacrificed the short-term success of his team for the longer-term good of the League. At once a history of a sport and a remarkable story of business ingenuity, The League is an essential read for any fan of our true national pastime.
Author: Thomas W. Burkman
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Political Science
Japan joined the League of Nations in 1920 as a charter member and one of four permanent members of the League Council. Until conflict arose between Japan and the organization over the 1931 Manchurian Incident, the League was a centerpiece of Japan s policy to maintain accommodation with the Western powers. The picture of Japan as a positive contributor to international comity, however, is not the conventional view of the country in the early and mid-twentieth century. Rather, this period is usually depicted in Japan and abroad as a history of incremental imperialism and intensifying militarism, culminating in war in China and the Pacific. Even the empire s interface with the League of Nations is typically addressed only at nodes of confrontation: the 1919 debates over racial equality as the Covenant was drafted and the 1931 1933 League challenge to Japan s seizure of northeast China. This volume fills in the space before, between, and after these nodes and gives the League relationship the legitimate place it deserves in Japanese international history of the 1920s and 1930s. It also argues that the Japanese cooperative international stance in the decades since the Pacific War bears noteworthy continuity with the mainstream international accommodationism of the League years. Thomas Burkman sheds new light on the meaning and content of internationalism in an era typically seen as a showcase for diplomatic autonomy and isolation. Well into the 1930s, the vestiges of international accommodationism among diplomats and intellectuals are clearly evident. The League project ushered those it affected into world citizenship and inspired them to build bridges across boundaries and cultures. Burkman s cogent analysis of Japan s international role is enhanced and enlivened by his descriptions of the personalities and initiatives of Makino Nobuaki, Ishii Kikujiro, Nitobe Inazo, Matsuoka Yosuke, and others in their Geneva roles. "
Author: Raymond Blaine Fosdick
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Release Date: 2015-12-08
This supplementary volume to The Papers of Woodrow Wilson contains a collection of letters that eloquently reflect the ideals and expectations shared by those American intellectuals who hoped to build a new order out of the chaos of the First World War. Originally published in 1966. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.
Author: Max Beer
Release Date: 2014-06-17
First published in 1933, this title explores the inner workings and diplomatic culture of the League of Nations in Geneva, at a time when the increasing strain of international relations was beginning to take its toll and disillusionment towards the League was growing. Written as a series of short sketches, Max Beer communicates a variety of insights into the League of Nations. Delving into the machinations and bewildering configurations of diplomatic relations that predominated, while at the same time maintaining a very human perspective, this volume represents a unique resource for students of this period in European politics.
Author: Neil W. Macdonald
Release Date: 2004-04-23
Genre: Sports & Recreation
In the early 1870s, baseball was chaos, mired in mismanagement and corruption. William Hulbert, the owner of Chicago’s National Association team, believed that a league run efficiently with honest competition would survive and flourish. Hulbert, relying on his pragmatic philosophy of “molasses now, vinegar later” and working with his prize recruit Albert Spalding, founded the National League in 1876. That inaugural season of the National League is chronicled in this heavily documented work. The league fell far short of Hulbert’s dreams in its first season, but he stuck to his belief that integrity would win out in the end. He not only prohibited Sunday baseball and the sale and consumption of alcohol within the league’s ballparks, but ousted two teams—New York and Philadelphia—from the league because they failed to meet their obligation to finish out the season. Despite the setbacks, scandals, and considerable opposition, all of which are thoroughly covered here, the National League survived its first year.