Profiles In Power

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    Castro

    3rd Edition

    By Sebastian Balfour

    The story of Fidel Castro has few parallels in contemporary history. None of the outstanding Third World leaders of the twentieth-century played such a prominent and restless part on the international stage and none survived as head of state for as long. Over almost 50 years, he was one of the most…

    Paperback – 2008-11-20
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    Trotsky

    1st Edition

    By Geoffrey Swain

    Without Trotsky there would have been no Bolshevik Revolution, but Trotsky was no Bolshevik. Providing a full account of Trotsky’s role during the Russian Civil War and concentrating on his time as an active participant in Russian revolutionary politics, rather than his ideological writings of…

    Paperback – 2006-07-20
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    Stalin

    1st Edition

    By Hiroaki Kuromiya

    This profile looks at how Stalin, despite being regarded as intellectually inferior by his rivals, managed to rise to power and rule the largest country in the world, achievieving divine-like status as a dictator. Through recently uncovered research material and Stalin’s archives in Moscow,…

    Paperback – 2005-11-03
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    Mussolini

    1st Edition

    Benito Mussolini was a brilliant Socialist journalist who in 1914 declared war, put himself at the head if the anti-Socialist movement in Italy, manoeuvred himself into power by 1933 and ruled the country until overthrown in 1943. He was a dynamic but insecure personality, who appeared dictatorial…

    Paperback – 2005-01-13
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    Eisenhower

    1st Edition

    By P G. Boyle

    Eisenhower is the president who established America as a superpower. He had already launched his reputation as the leading US military figure in the Second World War and then as supreme commander of the land forces of the newly created NATO.  This book looks at how Eisenhower…

    Paperback – 2004-11-22
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    Martin Luther King Jr.

    1st Edition

    By John A. Kirk

    Combining the latest insights from KIng biographies and movement histories, this book provides an up-to-date critical analysis of the relationship between King and the wider civil rights movement.  Delivering a fresh perspective on the relationship between 'the man and the movement', Kirk…

    Paperback – 2004-11-05
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    Ferdinand and Isabella

    1st Edition

    By J. Edwards

    This book is about a couple, not a single, dominant ruler. Thus it raises issues of gender, and the dynamics of a marriage over thirty-five years, as well as the practice of monarchical power. The reader sees Ferdinand and Isabella struggle to establish their regime, and then work out an elaborate…

    Paperback – 2004-10-22
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    Bismarck

    1st Edition

    By K. Lerman

    How did Bismarck, Germany’s greatest nineteenth century leader, extend and maintain his power? This new Profile examines his strengths as statesman and all the facets of his political career. His many direct achievements included the unification of Germany and the expansion of Prussia. In short, he…

    Paperback – 2004-02-12
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    Franklin D Roosevelt

    1st Edition

    By Patrick Renshaw

    An important addition to the Profiles in Power series, this critical biography looks at Franklin D. Roosevelt, the most dominant US politician of the 1930s and 1940s. Roosevelt led the United States through the two great crises of depression and the Second World War, making him one of the key…

    Paperback – 2004-01-22
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    Ivan the Terrible

    1st Edition

    By Maureen Perrie, Andrei Pavlov

    This is the first major re-assessment of Ivan the Terrible to be published in the West in the post-Soviet period. It breaks away from older stereotypes of the tsar – whether as ‘crazed tyrant’ and ‘evil genius’, on the one hand, or as a ‘great and wise statesman’, on the other – to provide a more…

    Paperback – 2003-08-27
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    Lincoln

    1st Edition

    By Richard Carwardine

    Interest in the American Civil War and the role of Abraham Lincoln has grown dramatically in the last decade. Leader of the anti-slavery Republican coalition and the wartime Union, he has become a model of a particular kind of democratic politician who led rather than followed. Richard  J…

    Paperback – 2003-05-06
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    William III

    1st Edition

    By A.M. Claydon

    William III, William of Orange (1650-1702), is a key figure in English history. Grandson of Charles I and married to Mary, eldest daughter of James II, the pair became the object of protestant hopes after James lost the throne. Though William was personally unpopular - his continental…

    Paperback – 2002-10-08
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    Talleyrand

    1st Edition

    By Philip G. Dwyer

    From church establishment figure to revolutionary, supporter of Napoleon Bonaparte to promoter of the Bourbon Restoration, the twists and turns of Charles Maurice Prince de Talleyrand’s remarkable career through one of the most turbulent periods of French and European history continue to fascinate.…

    Paperback – 2002-05-03
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    Woodrow Wilson

    1st Edition

    By John A. Thompson

    Most famous in Europe for his efforts to establish the League of Nations under US leadership at the end of the First World War, Woodrow Wilson stands as one of America’s most influential and visionary presidents. A Democrat who pursued progressive domestic policies during his first term in office,…

    Paperback – 2002-05-02
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    James II

    1st Edition

    By W. A. Speck

    Forced out of power in the"Glorious Revolution" of 1688, and defeated in the subsequent battle of the Boyne by William of Orange, the short reign of James II has an importance that reaches far beyond his three years in power. An ardent Roman Catholic, his efforts to return England to the Catholic…

    Paperback – 2002-03-26
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    Catherine the Great

    1st Edition

    By Simon Dixon

    Neither a comprehensive 'life and times' nor a conventional biography, this is an engaging and accessible exploration of rulership and monarchial authority in eighteenth century Russia. Its purpose is to see how Catherine II of Russia conceived of her power and how it was represented to her…

    Paperback – 2001-11-09
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    Gandhi

    1st Edition

    By David Arnold

    Gandhi's is an extraordinary and compelling story. Few individuals in history have made so great a mark upon their times. And yet Gandhi never held high political office, commanded no armies and was not even a compelling orator. His 'power' therefore makes a particularly fascinating subject for…

    Paperback – 2001-08-28
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    Porfirio Diaz

    1st Edition

    By Paul Garner

    The fall of Porfirio Diaz has traditionally been presented as a watershed between old and new: an old style repressive and conservative government, and the more democratic and representative system that flowered in the wake of the Mexican Revolution. Now this view is being challenged by a new…

    Paperback – 2001-08-02
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    The Great Elector

    Frederick William of Brandenburg-Prussia, 1st Edition

    By Derek Mckay

    In this first biography in English for fifty years, Derek McKay avoids the limitation of seeing Frederick William primarily as precursor of the 'Enlightened' Frederick the Great. Instead, he roots him firmly in his own time, a dynastic, protestant ruler like many another in Germany, but gifted with…

    Paperback – 2001-06-28
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    Tanaka

    The Making of Postwar Japan, 1st Edition

    By James Babb

    Kakuei Tanaka was the most powerful politician in Japan for nearly two decades, and his followers have dominated Japanese politics for most of the country's recent history. This account of the life and times of Tanaka explores the public profile and private power-broking of a controversial and…

    Paperback – 2001-01-03
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    Kaiser Wilhelm II

    1st Edition

    By Christopher (St Catherine'S College, University Of Cambridge) Clark

    Kaiser Wilhelm II is one of the key figures in the history of twentieth-century Europe: King of Prussia and German Emperor from 1888 to the collapse of Germany in 1918 and a crucial player in the events that led to the outbreak of World War I. Following Kaiser Wilhelm's political career from…

    Paperback – 2000-08-25
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    Churchill

    1st Edition

    By Keith Robbins

    Keith Robbins provides an excellent introduction to Winston Churchill's dramatic rise to power and traces the unpredictable way his career moved between triumph and tragedy. Providing a vivid picture of the political landscapes through which he moved, it outlines his career and uncovers what made…

    Paperback – 2000-08-22
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    Peter the Great

    2nd Edition

    By M.S. Anderson

    An excellent introduction to the formidable life and career of Peter the Great and his impact on Russia. M.S. Anderson assesses his aims and achievements at home and abroad, and examines the pressures and restrictions that shaped his attitudes and limited his actions.…

    Paperback – 2000-08-22
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    Elizabeth

    2nd Edition

    By Christopher Haigh

    The reign of Elizabeth I was one of the most important periods of expansion and growth in British history, the so-called 'Golden Age'. This celebrated and influential study of Elizabeth reconsiders how she achieved this and the ways in which she exercised her power.  …

    Paperback – 2000-08-22
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    The Younger Pitt

    1st Edition

    By Michael Duffy

    First published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.…

    Paperback – 2000-08-21
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    Franco

    2nd Edition

    By Sheelagh M. Ellwood

    An excellent introduction to Franco's rise to power and his four decades as autocratic head of state in Spain.…

    Paperback – 2000-08-21
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    Oliver Cromwell

    1st Edition

    By Barry Coward

    Oliver Cromwell is one of the most puzzling and controversial figures in English history. In this excellent introduction, Barry Coward uses Cromwell's own words and actions to analyse the life of Oliver Cromwell as a political figure and look at the historical problems associated with his exercise…

    Paperback – 2000-08-21
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  • Robespierre book cover

    Robespierre

    1st Edition

    By John Hardman

    Robespierre was one of the most powerful and the most feared leaders of the French Revolution. John Hardman describes the career of this ruthless political manipulator, and in the process explores the dynamics of the French revolutionary movement and the ferocious and self-destructive rivalries of…

    Paperback – 2000-08-17
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    Kennedy

    1st Edition

    By Hugh Brogan

    This invaluable account provides an excellent introduction to the Presidency of John F. Kennedy. To understand Kennedy's aims and achievements in the White House, it looks at Kennedy the man and outlines his background and early career and the influences upon him. Hugh Brogan shows Kennedy as a…

    Paperback – 2000-08-17
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    Napoleon

    1st Edition

    By Geoffrey Ellis

    This invaluable account provides an excellent introduction to the nature and mechanics of Napoleon's power, and how he used it. It explores Napoleon's rise to fame as a soldier of the French Revolution and his aims and achievements as first consul and emperor during the years 1799-1815.  …

    Paperback – 2000-08-17
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  • Lenin book cover

    Lenin

    1st Edition

    By Beryl Williams

    Drawing on the flood of new material to emerge from Russian and Western sources in recent years, Beryl Williams focuses on Lenin's years in power and provides first-rate introduction to the life, ideology and impact of one of the formative figures of the 20th-century. Within an overall…

    Paperback – 2000-08-17
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    Nehru

    1st Edition

    By Judith M. Brown

    Judith Brown explores Nehru as a figure of power and provides an assessment of his leadership at the head of a newly independent India with no tradition of democratic politics.…

    Paperback – 2000-08-17
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    Hitler

    2nd Edition

    By Ian Kershaw

    Adolf Hitler has left a lasting mark on the twentieth-century, as the dictator of Germany and instigator of a genocidal war, culminating in the ruin of much of Europe and the globe. This innovative best-seller explores the nature and mechanics of Hitler's power, and how he used it.…

    Paperback – 2000-08-17
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    Mao

    1st Edition

    By S.G. Breslin

    A lucid analysis of Mao as revolutionary general, ideologist and astute political manipulator, this introduction to the life and career of Mao Zedong provides an excellent introduction to modern Chinese history and its enigmatic protagonist.…

    Paperback – 2000-08-17
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    Richelieu

    1st Edition

    By R J Knecht

    This concise and up-to-date assessment of Richelieu's career provides an enthralling introduction to the character and exercise of his power. Richelieu governed France for 18 years until his death and until the mid-20th century was viewed by Anglo-Saxon historians as cold, clever and ruthless.…

    Paperback – 2000-08-17
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    Catherine de'Medici

    1st Edition

    By R J Knecht

    Catherine de' Medici (1519-89) was the wife of one king of France and the mother of three more - the last, sorry representatives of the Valois, who had ruled France since 1328. She herself is of preeminent importance to French history, and one of the most controversial of all historical figures.…

    Paperback – 1997-12-12
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    Petain

    1st Edition

    By Nicholas Atkin

    Pétain (1856-1951) remains one of the most controversial figures in the history of modern France. He was saviour of his country at Verdun in 1916 during the First World War, but tried for treason as head of state of the collaborationist Vichy government after World War II. Were his actions those of…

    Paperback – 1997-10-03
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    Attlee

    1st Edition

    By Robert Pearce

    Attlee is undoubtedly one of the key figures in modern British history. An important figure in Churchill's War Cabinet, and premier of the first majority Labour Government, he created the Welfare State, nationalised a substantial part of industry and secured the independence of India. Yet his…

    Paperback – 1997-03-06
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    Cavour

    1st Edition

    By Harry Hearder

    Cavour was perhaps the key figure in the process of Italian unification. As prime minister of Piedmont, still reeling from military humiliation by Austria, he turned his backward and insignificant home state into the nucleus of the new Italy by his astute manipulation of the European great powers,…

    Paperback – 1994-08-15
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    Ataturk

    1st Edition

    By Alexander Lyon Macfie

    This concise account of the life and career of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk (1881--1938), the formidable "founder of modern Turkey", offers a substantial revaluation of a key figure in modern history, and also an introduction to the Turkish republic itself. It is a timely study with Turkey again at the…

    Paperback – 1994-08-01
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  • Joseph II book cover

    Joseph II

    1st Edition

    By T.C.W. Blanning

    Joseph II (1741--90) -- son and eventual successor of Maria Theresa -- has conventionally been seen in the context of the "Enlightened Despot'' reformers. Today's turmoil in his former territories invites a rather different perspective, however, as Joseph grapples with the familiar and intractable…

    Paperback – 1994-06-13
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    Macmillan

    1st Edition

    By John Turner

    Harold Macmillan presided over the dissolution of the British Empire and the first stages of irreversible economic decline. It was an unlucky end to a political career which had seen Britain's steady extinction as a Great Power, and his reputation will depend on how posterity judges his…

    Paperback – 1994-03-07
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    De Gaulle

    1st Edition

    By Andrew Shennan

    If any modern democratic leader has believed in the "great man'' theory of history and acted self-consciously in accordance with it, it was surely de Gaulle. On both occasions when he came to power it was in his own right, as a ``providential figure'', not as the representative of a political or…

    Paperback – 1993-08-16
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    Gustavas Adolphus

    2nd Edition

    By Michael Roberts

    Gustavus Adolphus (1594--1632) dominated his age: he made Sweden the leading power of Northern Europe, was the principal upholder of the Protestant cause in the Thirty Years War, and was a great administrator as well as a brilliant soldier. His toleration and reforms helped define the development…

    Paperback – 1992-09-28
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    Napoleon III

    1st Edition

    By James F. Mcmillan

    In this assessment James McMillan moves away from ideologically-based representations of the man to focus on his use of power. He recognises the Emporer as a highly skilled operator who in the face of innumerable obstacles, attempted to conduct an original policy.…

    Paperback – 1991-06-10
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    Lloyd George

    1st Edition

    By Martin Pugh

    An up-to-date synthesis and original interpretation of Lloyd George's life, personality and political career. This study challenges the traditional view of Lloyd George as an outsider in British politics, explains the political, economic and social achievements of his career and his role in…

    Paperback – 1988-09-12
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