Pacifism as Pathology by Ward Churchill, Michael Ryan

Pacifism as Pathology: Reflections on the Role of Armed Struggle in North America by Ward Churchill, Michael Ryan
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Overview: Originally written during the mid-1980s, the seminal essay Pacifism as Pathology was prompted by veteran activist Ward Churchill’s frustration with what he diagnosed as a growing-and deliberately self-neutralizing-"hegemony of nonviolence” on the North American left. The essay’s publication unleashed a raging debate among activists in both the U.S. and Canada, a significant result of which was Michael Ryan’s penning of a follow-up essay reinforcing Churchill’s premise that nonviolence, at least as the term is popularly employed by white “progressives,” is inherently counterrevolutionary. This book challenges the pacifist movement’s heralded victories, suggesting that their success was in spite of, rather than because of, their nonviolent tactics. Along with a preface by Ed Mead, postscripts by both Churchill and Ryan, and a new foreword by leading oppositionist intellectual Dylan Rodríguez, these essays are being released in a fresh edition
Genre: Non-Fiction > Educational

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Churchill’s Menagerie by Piers Brendon

Churchill’s Menagerie: Winston Churchill and the Animal Kingdom by Piers Brendon
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Overview: In this unique narrative, Piers Brendon looks deeply into Churchill’s admiration of the animal kingdom-and how animals played such a large part in his everyday life.

Winston Churchill was known for his great love for and admiration of animals. In fact, one of Churchill’s key char- acteristics was his fascination with the animal kingdom-creatures of all sorts were a crucial element throughout his life. He was amused, intrigued, enchanted by, and sometimes even besotted with, a vast menagerie, from his pet bud- gerigar, dogs, cats, fish, and butterflies, to his own lion, leopard, and white kangaroos kept at London Zoo, and even more unusual species. Dwelling amid flora and fauna was Churchill’s ideal form of existence-"The world would be better off if it were inhabited only by animals"-and he signed his boyhood letters home "The Pussy Cat."
Genre: Non-Fiction > Biographies & Memoirs

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Churchill: Walking with Destiny


Churchill: Walking with Destiny
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Churchill 1940-1945: Under Friendly Fire by Walter Reid

Churchill 1940-1945: Under Friendly Fire by Walter Reid
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Overview: In April 1945 Churchill said to Sir Alan Brooke, Chief of the Imperial General Staff, ‘There is only one thing worse than fighting with allies, and that is fighting without them ‘ When he became Prime Minister on 10 May 1940 Churchill was without allies. Dunkirk and the Battle of Britain saved Britain from immediate defeat, but it was evident that Britain alone could never win the war.

Churchill looked to America. He said that until Pearl Harbor ‘no lover ever studied every whim of his mistress as I did those of President Roosevelt’. But would Roosevelt have entered the war if Pearl Harbor had not taken place? Until then his actions were ambivalent, and even afterwards America’s policy was largely shaped by self-interest and her idea of what a postwar world should be like. Churchill’s account of relations with his allies and associates was sanitized for the historical record and has been accepted uncritically. In reality he had to battle with the generals and the CIGS, Tory backbenchers and the War Cabinet, de Gaulle and the Free French and above all the Americans. Even his wife, Clementine, could on occasions be remarkably unsupportive.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Biographies & Memoirs

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How Winston Churchill Changed The World [Audiobook]

How Winston Churchill Changed The World [Audiobook]

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How Winston Churchill Changed the World by way of Michael Shelden (.M4B)

How Winston Churchill Changed the World by way of Michael Shelden
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Overview: Great Britain’s maximum celebrated statesman, Winston Churchill, did not simply reside historical past – he made it. In those 24 lectures that unfurl like a perfect tale, experience a radical, multifaceted exploration of Churchill’s lifestyles, accomplishments, complexities, and legacies.
Guiding you chronologically in the course of the lifestyles and instances of this grasp statesman, Professor Shelden takes you from the first light of Churchill’s political occupation to his ultimate years in a much-changed geopolitical panorama. You’ll read about Churchill’s beginnings as a tender liberal statesman, his upward thrust to the Admiralty and his relentless push for an impressive naval power, his battle towards the Nazis, his similarly dramatic postwar occupation suspended between two other chilly wars (towards the Soviets and Britain’s Labour birthday celebration), and extra.
You’ll additionally get attention-grabbing insights into Churchill’s iconic public speeches, his philosophies of freedom and historical past, and his early realizations of the hazards of each Hitler’s Germany and Stalin’s Russia. But those lectures by no means shy clear of inspecting how Churchill’s desire for the backward look of historical past on occasion distorted his view of the long run, resulting in missteps and screw ups, together with his failure to know the upward thrust of independence actions within the British colonies and his arguable World War II bombing campaigns in German towns like Dresden.
Poet, historian, statesman, soldier, high minister, husband – Churchill performed many jobs all through his lifestyles. And those lectures carry all of them in combination to create an enchanting, multilayered biography.
Genre: Audiobooks > Non-Fiction

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How Winston Churchill Changed the World by means of Michael Shelden (.M4B)

How Winston Churchill Changed the World by means of Michael Shelden
Requirements: .M4A/.M4B reader, 312 MB
Overview: Great Britain’s maximum celebrated statesman, Winston Churchill, did not simply reside historical past – he made it. In those 24 lectures that unfurl like a super tale, experience a radical, multifaceted exploration of Churchill’s lifestyles, accomplishments, complexities, and legacies.
Guiding you chronologically in the course of the lifestyles and instances of this grasp statesman, Professor Shelden takes you from the crack of dawn of Churchill’s political occupation to his ultimate years in a much-changed geopolitical panorama. You’ll read about Churchill’s beginnings as a tender liberal statesman, his upward thrust to the Admiralty and his relentless push for an impressive naval power, his combat towards the Nazis, his similarly dramatic postwar occupation suspended between two other chilly wars (towards the Soviets and Britain’s Labour celebration), and extra.
You’ll additionally get interesting insights into Churchill’s iconic public speeches, his philosophies of freedom and historical past, and his early realizations of the hazards of each Hitler’s Germany and Stalin’s Russia. But those lectures by no means shy clear of analyzing how Churchill’s desire for the backward look of historical past from time to time distorted his view of the long run, resulting in missteps and screw ups, together with his failure to grasp the upward thrust of independence actions within the British colonies and his debatable World War II bombing campaigns in German towns like Dresden.
Poet, historian, statesman, soldier, high minister, husband – Churchill performed many jobs during his lifestyles. And those lectures carry all of them in combination to create a captivating, multilayered biography.
Genre: Audiobooks > Non-Fiction

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How Winston Churchill Changed The World [Audiobook]

How Winston Churchill Changed The World [Audiobook]

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How Winston Churchill Changed The World [Audiobook]

How Winston Churchill Changed The World [Audiobook]

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Great Contemporaries by means of Winston Churchill

Great Contemporaries: Churchill Reflects on FDR, Hitler, Kipling, Chaplin, Balfour, and Other Giants of His Age by means of Winston Churchill
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Overview: Great Contemporaries profiles towering figures starting from Franklin Roosevelt, Adolf Hitler, Lawrence of Arabia and Leon Trotsky to Charlie Chaplin, H. G. Wells, Rudyard Kipling and George Bernard Shaw. Written within the decade earlier than Churchill changed into top minister, the essays in Great Contemporaries focal point at the demanding situations of statecraft at a time when the democratic revolution used to be toppling older regimes in response to custom and aristocratic privilege.
Churchill’s willing observations tackle new significance in our personal age of roiling political alternate. Ultimately, Great Contemporaries supplies interesting perception into the statesman’s viewpoint.
Churchill’s goal is apparent: he tries to be told from those giants what makes a person nice. He approaches his topics with a measuring eye, discovering their obstacles a minimum of as revealing as their deserves. This re-creation of Great Contemporaries brings again Churchill’s unrivaled insights and unforgettable prose for a brand new era of listeners and leaders.
Genre: Audiobooks > Non-Fiction

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Churchill and the admirals.

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Last Lion, The: Winston Spencer Churchill Alone 1932-1940 –

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Last Lion, The: Winston Spencer Churchill Alone …

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Sarah Churchill Duchess of Marlborough: The Queen’s Favourite

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