War

Author: Charlotte Annerl
Publisher: W. Fink Verlag
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Krieg Und Literatur War And Literature Vol Ix 2003

Author: Claudia Glunz
Publisher: V&R unipress GmbH
ISBN: 3899712048
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English summary: The contributions to this volume range from eye witness reports on 11th September, 2001 back to the wars of the 17th century. The volume includes a study of the mass media presentation of the contemporary myth about the "achievements" of the naval cruiser "Emden" in the First World War, analyses of Max Frisch's "The Chinese Wall" ("Die Chinesische Mauer") and works by Pat Barker. The volume offers a diversity of approaches and nevertheless only represents a small spectrum in the range of possible topics. It is completed by critical reviews of recent publications and a bibliography of academic publications from the year 2005. German & English text. German description: Augenzeugenberichte zum 11. September 2001 und zu den Kriegen des 17. Jahrhunderts spannen den Bogen der Beitrage des vorliegenden Bandes. Eine Untersuchung der massenmedialen Darstellung der Taten des Kreuzers Emden im Ersten Weltkrieg - eine der zeitgenossischen Mythen - steht neben Analysen von Max Frischs Die Chinesische Mauer und den Schriften Pat Barkers. Der Band zeichnet sich durch eine Vielfalt von Ansatzen aus und reprasentiert dennoch nur ein kleines Spektrum der Bandbreite moglicher Themen. Erganzt werden die Beitrage durch Rezensionen zu einschlagigen Neuerscheinungen sowie durch eine Bibliographie wissenschaftlicher Publikationen aus dem Jahr 2005.

Nothing Less Than War

Author: Justus D. Doenecke
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
ISBN: 0813130034
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When war broke out in Europe in 1914, political leaders in the United States were swayed by popular opinion to remain neutral; yet less than three years later, the nation declared war on Germany. In Nothing Less Than War: A New History of America's Entry into World War I, Justus D. Doenecke examines the clash of opinions over the war during this transformative period and offers a fresh perspective on America's decision to enter World War I. Doenecke reappraises the public and private diplomacy of President Woodrow Wilson and his closest advisors and explores in great depth the response of Congress to the war. He also investigates the debates that raged in the popular media and among citizen groups that sprang up across the country as the U.S. economy was threatened by European blockades and as Americans died on ships sunk by German U-boats. The decision to engage in battle ultimately belonged to Wilson, but as Doenecke demonstrates, Wilson's choice was not made in isolation. Nothing Less Than War provides a comprehensive examination of America's internal political climate and its changing international role during the seminal period of 1914--1917.

Wie B Rgerlich War Der Nationalsozialismus

Author: Norbert Frei
Publisher: Wallstein Verlag
ISBN: 3835341456
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Neue Perspektiven auf das Bürgertum im "Dritten Reich" und danach. Das Versagen des deutschen Bürgertums vor der Herausforderung des Nationalsozialismus scheint auf den ersten Blick evident. Auf den zweiten Blick ist die Diagnose weniger eindeutig – und legt die Frage nach bürgerlichen Beharrungskräften ebenso nahe wie die nach spezifischen Strategien der Aneignung und Umdeutung des nationalsozialistischen Projekts. Die Beiträgerinnen und Beiträger dieses Bandes fragen deshalb nach den Erwartungshorizonten bürgerlicher Milieus um 1930, nach Prozessen und Praktiken der Entbürgerlichung im "Dritten Reich" sowie nach der Integration in eine antibürgerlich gedachte "Volksgemeinschaft". Zumal für die Kriegsjahre geht es aber auch um die Semantiken des Bürgerlichen und ihre Veränderung, um bürgerliche Räume, Nischen und Gegenorte, schließlich um bürgerliche Opposition gegen das Regime. Der Band will damit einen Anstoß geben, die vielfach noch immer 1933 endende historische Bürgertumsforschung in die NS-Zeit hinein zu verlängern und über die Zäsur von 1945 hinaus fortzuführen.

The War For Talent

Author: Ed Michaels
Publisher: Harvard Business Press
ISBN: 9781578514595
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In 1997, a groundbreaking McKinsey study exposed the "war for talent" as a strategic business challenge and a critical driver of corporate performance. Then, when the dot-com bubble burst and the economy cooled, many assumed the war for talent was over. It's not. Now the authors of the original study reveal that, because of enduring economic and social forces, the war for talent will persist for the next two decades. McKinsey & Company consultants Ed Michaels, Helen Handfield-Jones, and Beth Axelrod argue that winning the war for leadership talent is about much more than frenzied recruiting tactics. It's about the timeless principles of attracting, developing, and retaining highly talented managers-applied in bold new ways. And it's about recognizing the strategic importance of human capital because of the enormous value that better talent creates. Fortified by five years of in-depth research on how companies manage leadership talent-including surveys of 13,000 executives at more than 120 companies and case studies of 27 leading companies-the authors propose a fundamentally new approach to talent management. They describe how to: * Create a winning EVP (employee value proposition) that will make your company uniquely attractive to talent * Move beyond recruiting hype to build a long-term recruiting strategy * Use job experiences, coaching, and mentoring to cultivate the potential in managers * Strengthen your talent pool by investing in A players, developing B players, and acting decisively on C players Central to this approach is a pervasivetalent mindset-a deep conviction shared by leaders throughout the company that competitive advantage comes from having better talent at all levels. Using practical examples from companies such as GE, The Home Depot, PerkinElmer, Amgen, and Enron, the authors outline five imperatives that every leader-from CEO to unit manager-must act on to build a stronger talent pool. Written by recognized authorities on the topic, this is the definitive strategic guide on how to win the war for talent.

On War

Author: Carl von Clausewitz
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400837405
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On War is the most significant attempt in Western history to understand war, both in its internal dynamics and as an instrument of policy. Since the work's first appearance in 1832, it has been read throughout the world, and has stimulated generations of soldiers, statesmen, and intellectuals.