Europe in the Era of Two World Wars: From Militarism and Genocide to Civil Society, 1900-1950

Europe in the Era of Two World Wars: From Militarism and Genocide to Civil Society, 1900-1950Europe in the Era of Two World Wars: From Militarism and Genocide to Civil Society, 1900-1950 by Volker R. Berghahn
ISBN: 9780691141220
Published by Princeton University Press on January 18th 2009
Genres: Military
Pages: 176

Len's Summary: A study of how and why Europe moved from the violence of two industrialized wars through genocide to liberal capitalism on the American model.

War and Punishment: The Causes of War Termination and the First World War

War and Punishment: The Causes of War Termination and the First World WarWar and Punishment: The Causes of War Termination and the First World War by H. E. Goemans
ISBN: 9780691049441
Published by Princeton University Press on August 20th 2000
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Political Science
Pages: 355

Len's Summary: A scholarly examination of war aims, the interplay of domestic and international factors, how and why the combatants ended The Great War, but failed to make peace.

When Washington Shut Down Wall Street: The Great Financial Crisis of 1914 and the Origins of America’s Monetary Supremacy

When Washington Shut Down Wall Street: The Great Financial Crisis of 1914 and the Origins of America’s Monetary SupremacyWhen Washington Shut Down Wall Street: The Great Financial Crisis of 1914 and the Origins of America's Monetary Supremacy by William L. Silber
ISBN: 0691127476
Published by Princeton University Press on January 22nd 2007
Genres: Business & Economics, Economic History, Finance, General, Money & Monetary Policy
Pages: 217

Len's Summary: Traces Treasury Secretary William McAdoo’s triumph over the monetary crisis sparked by the start of WWI. With the central bank (the Federal Reserve System) authorized by the Owen-Glass Act of December 1913 not yet in place, he closed the American Stock Exchange for four months to prevent foreigners from selling their holding and demanding gold in return. McAdoo both honored America’s commitment to the gold standard and sustained public confidence in the banking system, preventing a repeat of the disastrous 1907 run on American banks. The author is a professor at the Stern School of Business, NYU.

A Brief History of the Late Ottoman Empire

A Brief History of the Late Ottoman EmpireA Brief History of the Late Ottoman Empire by M. Şükrü Hanioğlu
ISBN: 9780691146171
Published by Princeton University Press on February 25th 2008
Genres: History, Europe, Eastern, Middle East, General, Modern, 18th Century, World, Social History
Pages: 264

Len's Summary: Traces the disintegration of the Ottoman Empire beginning in the 19th century into 27 successor states after 1918. The author is Professor of Near Eastern Studies at Princeton. A History Book Club selection for summer, 2008.

Shell Shock Cinema: Weimar Culture and the Wounds of War

Shell Shock Cinema: Weimar Culture and the Wounds of WarShell Shock Cinema: Weimar Culture and the Wounds of War by Anton Kaes
ISBN: 9780691008509
Published by Princeton University Press on October 2nd 2011
Genres: Art, Film & Video, History, Europe, General, Germany, Performing Arts, Social Science
Pages: 328

Len's Summary: Weimar Republic culture and the wounds of war. // Interpretative history of Weimar-era German cinema and how it reflected the memory of The Great War.

Krupp: A History of the Legendary German Firm

Krupp: A History of the Legendary German FirmKrupp: A History of the Legendary German Firm by Harold James
ISBN: 9780691153407
Published by Princeton University Press on February 26th 2012
Genres: Business & Economics, Economic History, History, Europe, Germany, Modern, General
Pages: 360

Len's Summary: Alfred Krupp and Big Bertha in peace and war.

The Young Turks’ Crime against Humanity: The Armenian Genocide and Ethnic Cleansing in the Ottoman Empire

The Young Turks’ Crime against Humanity: The Armenian Genocide and Ethnic Cleansing in the Ottoman EmpireThe Young Turks' Crime against Humanity: The Armenian Genocide and Ethnic Cleansing in the Ottoman Empire by Taner Akçam
ISBN: 9780691159560
Published by Princeton University Press on August 1st 2013
Genres: History, Modern, 20th Century, Middle East, Turkey & Ottoman Empire, Political Science, Human Rights, Social Science, Violence in Society
Pages: 483

Len's Summary: A documentation of the 1915 genocide voceforously denied by a succession of Turkish governments. See also A Shameful Act: The Armenian Genocide and the Question of Responsibility, Pacador, 2007 by the same author. Another of a growing number of books appearing as the centennial of the Armenian massacres approaches.