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A Traveller's History of Ireland (Paperback, 5th Revised, Updated ed.): Peter Neville A Traveller's History of Ireland (Paperback, 5th Revised, Updated ed.)
Peter Neville; Edited by Denis Judd; Illustrated by Scott Hall
R311 R292 Discovery Miles 2 920 Save R19 (6%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Offering a full and accurate portrait of Ireland from its prehistory right up to the present, this work traces the history of the Emerald Isle, from early Celtic Ireland through the great revolts of 1798, to today's modern Ireland, and its two separate Catholic Nationalist and Protestant Unionist traditions.

Benes & Masaryk: Czechoslovakia (Hardcover): Peter Neville Benes & Masaryk: Czechoslovakia (Hardcover)
Peter Neville
R366 R281 Discovery Miles 2 810 Save R85 (23%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Of even greater importance for Hungary's future were the activities of the champions of an independent state of Czechs and Slovaks. Tomas Masaryk, a Czech professor of philosophy and a future leader of his people, was hard at work within a month of the outbreak of war lobbying in Paris and London for an independent Bohemia, still a major component of the Austrian Empire within the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy, which would incorporate the predominantly Slovak regions of northern Hungary. Masaryk, who was assisted in his efforts by Eduard Benes, a bitter enemy of the Habsburgs. Thus the new state was effectively shaped before the Paris Peace Conference. But the Conference laid down the seeds of Czechoslovakia's later destruction. Only nine million Czechoslovaks lived in the state out of a population of fourteen million. A large discontented Hungarian minority lived in Slovakia, and the Polish majority area of Teschen poisoned Czech-Polish relations. Yet the greatest challenge came from the rise of the Nazis in Germany in 1930s: Masaryk always claimed that he did not want three and half million ethnic Germans, but he and Benes accepted them nonetheless. Masaryk died in 1937, and Britain and France would not support the Czechs over the Sudetenland, the infamous deal struck in Munich by Neville Chamberlain and Adolf Hitler.

Ho Chi Minh (Paperback): Peter Neville Ho Chi Minh (Paperback)
Peter Neville
R886 R758 Discovery Miles 7 580 Save R128 (14%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Ho Chi Minh explores the life of this globally important twentieth-century figure and offers new insights into his lengthy career, including his often-forgotten involvement with British intermediaries in 1945-46 and with the United States in 1944-45. Ho was the father of his nation, a major protagonist in the Cold War and anti-colonial struggle, and the promoter of a distinctive Vietnamese form of communism. This biography charts his life from his early years and education in Europe to his establishment of the revolutionary pro-communist movement, the Viet Minh, and his subsequent rise to power. Placing important emphasis on his role as a military organizer while stressing his preference for diplomatic solutions, this book contains detailed analysis of the complex talks with France and failure to prevent the Franco-Viet Minh war in 1946. It also follows Ho's complex relationships with America, China, France, and Russia, and explores the Vietnam War and his legacy. In addition to providing extensive coverage of the 1954 Geneva Conference, the rivalry between Ho and First Secretary Le Duan, and the 1968 Tet Offensive, Ho Chi Minh is also the first English-language biography of Ho to pay close attention to his attitude to women and their role within the communist party. It is the perfect introduction for students of Vietnamese history and twentieth-century history more broadly.

A Traveller's History of Russia (Paperback, 5th Revised & Updated ed.): Peter Neville A Traveller's History of Russia (Paperback, 5th Revised & Updated ed.)
Peter Neville
R299 R247 Discovery Miles 2 470 Save R52 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book provides a comprehensive survey of Russia's tragic and glorious history from pre-history through glasnost and the fall of the Soviet Union right up to the present day. The book begins with prehistoric Russia and its nomadic invaders, and covers the rise of Muscovy with its colorful panopaly of rulers from Ivan Moneybags to Ivan the Terrible, despotism of the Romanovs, and the Russian Revolution. Then follows an account of the rise of the Soviet state, its world role and recent changes. The up-to-the-minute conclusion analyzes the Soviet collapse and its devolution into is separate republics, the tragedy of the Chechen War, and Vladimir Putin's election.

The Holocaust (Paperback): Peter Neville The Holocaust (Paperback)
Peter Neville
R334 Discovery Miles 3 340 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This text provides an authoritative and lucid study of the Holocaust. In concise chapters, Peter Neville surveys the history of anti-Semitism in Europe and examines the influence of anti-Semitic ideas on Hitler and the Nazi Party. An account is given of the extermination program; the tensions between this and the German war economy is explained. The text then charts the development of the Jewish resistance and considers its effectiveness. The response of the Allies to the Holocaust is explored, together with the role of the Vatican. The final chapters look at the issue of Holocaust denial and assess the legacy of the Holocaust in the modern world. The Holocaust contains a range of key primary and secondary sources.

The Perfect Kitten - How to Raise a Problem-free Cat (Paperback): Peter Neville, Claire Bessant The Perfect Kitten - How to Raise a Problem-free Cat (Paperback)
Peter Neville, Claire Bessant
R249 Discovery Miles 2 490 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Raising a problem-free cat is the aim of every responsible owner. Learn how to achieve this goal with simple, practical advice that's easy to follow and clearly illustrated. From choosing the right kitten through to litter training, this book will show you how to prepare your home for your new arrival, assess your kitten's health, prevent behavioural problems and help your pet socialize with other animals. Includes sections on breeds of cat, choosing your kitten, how to prepare your home for the new arrival, a kitten's lifestyle, advice on feeding, litter training, grooming and health care. It also covers the latest behavioural information on dealing with problems such as furniture-scratching and houseplant-chewing.

EMRAA Intelligence - The revolutionary new approach to treating behavior problems in dogs (Paperback): Robert Falconer-Taylor,... EMRAA Intelligence - The revolutionary new approach to treating behavior problems in dogs (Paperback)
Robert Falconer-Taylor, Peter Neville, Val Strong
R590 R464 Discovery Miles 4 640 Save R126 (21%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Since 2004 in the UK, the Centre of Applied Animal Ethology (COAPE) has been developing EMRA(TM), a revolutionary and highly successful way of treating behavior problems in companion animals. EMRA(TM) is based on emotional assessment of the individual dog or cat rather than the quasi-diagnoses of behavior problems of old that have often lead to standardized and unnecessarily complicated approaches to treatment. EMRA(TM) is a practical, easy to use, yet powerful approach that assists the therapist in identifying key emotional aspects of a problem behavior and the factors reinforcing it, and defines how best to approach precise treatment. It is a kind and effective holistic method that enables the therapist to develop bespoke treatment plans for all common pet behavior problems, and helps unravel and treat more complex and bizarre challenges far more effectively. Simply by placing how the pet feels at the heart of the treatment, the EMRA(TM) approach can take the pet, owner, and behaviorist on a journey that is always enlightening and often fun and surprising on the pathway to improved behavior and relationships.

Hitler and Appeasement - The British Attempt to Prevent the Second World War (Paperback, New edition): Peter Neville Hitler and Appeasement - The British Attempt to Prevent the Second World War (Paperback, New edition)
Peter Neville
R622 R562 Discovery Miles 5 620 Save R60 (10%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Hitler, Mussolini and Japan posed a terrible threat to Britain and its empire. With America withdrawn into isolationism and Stalin's Russia hostile to the West, it is hardly surprising that Britain strove to sustain peace for as long as possible by the traditional tools of diplomacy and accommodation. Stigmatised as 'Appeasement', this has often been held to be a bankrupt policy, epitomised by Chamberlain's Munich Agreement in 1938, handing over the Sudetenland. "Hitler and Appeasement" shows, in contrast, that many of the government's policies were reasonable and well-thought-out; nor did ministers ignore rearmament. After the appalling experiences of the First World War, no one in Britain wished to be in another war. It was only the unpredictable catastrophes of the Russo-German agreement of 1939 and the Fall of France in 1940 that cast Appeasement into disrepute, leaving stains on the reputations of Baldwin and Chamberlain that are little deserved.

The British Attempt to Prevent the Second World War - The Age of Anxiety (Hardcover, Unabridged edition): Peter Neville The British Attempt to Prevent the Second World War - The Age of Anxiety (Hardcover, Unabridged edition)
Peter Neville
R2,343 Discovery Miles 23 430 Out of stock

This book focuses on some new issues associated with British appeasement policy in the 1930s. It looks particularly at how the artificial split between international history and military history has led to the over-simplification of the factors involved in formulating the appeasement policy. It argues that, contrary to anti-appeasement mythology, Britain was not left defenceless in 1939, having in fact a highly sophisticated aerial defence system for which Baldwin and Chamberlain have received little credit.Conversely, the disaster of 1940 was not a consequence of the sins of the British appeasers, but the result of a seriously misconceived French strategy, and brilliant German planning. The book further argues that Anglo-Czech relations between 1935 and 1938 showed that both the Foreign Office and anti-appeasers had deep rooted anti-Slav prejudices. However, new Czech research shows a more sympathetic understanding of how, and why, Britain adopted the appeasement policy. Important new Soviet sources are also considered, such as notably the Maisky Diaries (2016), for their relevance to British policy.

Labrador (Paperback, New Ed): Dr Peter Neville Labrador (Paperback, New Ed)
Dr Peter Neville
R150 R120 Discovery Miles 1 200 Save R30 (20%) Out of stock

Collins Dog Owner?s Guides is a well-established series of superbly illustrated, practical books for pedigree dog owners. The series has built up a reputation for the books? comprehensive coverage, their authoritative text and the quality of the specially commissioned photographs.

Each book is written by an expert breeder or show judge, and the Consultant Vets to the series are John and Caroline Bower. The text is practical and authoritative and illustrated throughout with specially commisioned photographs of champion dogs and practical step-by-step photoguides to training.

Each book is divided into three main sections:
1. You and Your Dog
Breed characteristics and behaviour

2. Caring for Your Dog
Practical information on feeding, training, grooming, exercising, breeding and showing

3. Healthcare and First Aid

Other titles in the series: Cocker Spaniel, English Springer Spaniel, German Shepherd, West Highland Terrier, Yorkshire Terrier

A traveller's history of Ireland (Paperback, 2nd ed): Peter Neville A traveller's history of Ireland (Paperback, 2nd ed)
Peter Neville
R135 R108 Discovery Miles 1 080 Save R27 (20%) Out of stock

'This book will be appreciated by visitors who want more historical background than ordinary series guidebooks supply...Highly recommended...' LIBRARY JOURNAL 'For independent, inquisitive travellers traversing the green roads of Ireland, there is no better guide than A TRAVELLER'S HISTORY OF IRELAND.' SMALL PRESS Constantly in the news, there are few countries where the background history is so vital to an understanding of its people and culture. A TRAVELLER'S HISTORY OF IRELAND not only offers the reader a chronological outline of the nation's development right up to the present day but also provides an invaluable introduction to this land of poets, saints, eloquent politicians, illustrious soldiers and inspiring rebels. Political, social and industrial history and economics are also well covered. The book includes a comprehensive description of modern Ireland, both North and South, and of its two separate Catholic Nationalist and Protestant Unionist traditions. There is a Historical Gazetteer cross referenced to the main text and particular attention is paid to the classic historical sites, which feature on any visitor's itinerary.

Russia and the USSR (Paperback): Peter Neville Russia and the USSR (Paperback)
Peter Neville
R308 R251 Discovery Miles 2 510 Save R57 (19%) Out of stock

For those who need more historical background information on a country that what can be found in a simple travel guide, this comprehensive survey of Russia and the USSR provides a welcome insight into this enigmatic country, from its earliest days to the times of perestroika and glasnost. Historical maps. A-Z Gazetteer. Illustrations.

Britain in Vietnam - Prelude to Disaster, 1945-46 (Paperback): Peter Neville Britain in Vietnam - Prelude to Disaster, 1945-46 (Paperback)
Peter Neville
R1,122 Discovery Miles 11 220 Out of stock

This book is a study of the circumstances leading to British intervention in Vietnam in 1945, and the course and consequences of this intervention. The first part of the work links French colonialism with the native communist insurgency, while examining British and Foreign Office attitudes towards French Indochina. The study then looks at the key Anglo-American wartime relationship concerning Indochina and its impact. The second half of the book focuses on the local problems faced by the British in Southern Indochina, and whether commanding general Douglas Gracey was guilty (as critics have suggested) of collusion with French colonialism. It also examines the wider problems linked to available military resources, and the controversial issues of the role of the OSS and the use of Japanese troops to preserve law and order. Finally, the book makes a groundbreaking link between British intervention and the outbreak of the French-Vietminh war in 1946. Britain in Vietnam will be of interest to students of British foreign policy, military history and South-East Asian history in general.

Britain in Vietnam - Prelude to Disaster, 1945-46 (Hardcover): Peter Neville Britain in Vietnam - Prelude to Disaster, 1945-46 (Hardcover)
Peter Neville
R2,870 R2,498 Discovery Miles 24 980 Save R372 (13%) Out of stock

Britain's Involvement in Vietnam examines the British army's role in restoring French colonial rule to the south of the country, casting new light on post-war relations.

On 12 September 1945, a batallion of British Gurkhas arrived in Saigon, the first element of a force under General Douglas Gracey, tasked by the Potsdam agreement to disarm the defeated Japanese military. North of the 16th parallel, the task of occupation fell to the Kuomintang forces of Chiang Kai-shek. South of it, Britain was to be the occupying power. Drawing on a wealth of previously unseen papers and archives, this new study explores the British imperialistic thinking that informed the subsequent slide back to colonialism. This new book skilfully presents this episode in great detail, and places it against the background of Britain's development after the Second World War and its relationships with America and Asia.

This book will be of great interest to all students of post-war relations and diplomacy, the aftermath of World War II, the Vietnam War and of international relations and strategic studies in general.

Historical Dictionary of British Foreign Policy (Hardcover, New): Peter Neville Historical Dictionary of British Foreign Policy (Hardcover, New)
Peter Neville
R2,719 R2,503 Discovery Miles 25 030 Save R216 (8%) Out of stock

British foreign policy has always been based on distinctive principles since the setting up of the Foreign Office in 1782 as one of the two original offices of state, the other being the Home Office. As a small island nation, Britain was historically fearful of over mighty continental powers, which might seek to menace its trade routes, and naval primacy was essential. Britain must dominate at sea while avoiding, involvement in major continental wars and Britain accomplished this successfully until the end of the 19th century. After World War II and the Cold War Britain was no longer the global naval super power and they had to adapt to a secondary, supportive role. This was to be based on its membership of regional defense and economic organizations in Europe. The Historical Dictionary of British Foreign Policy provides an overview of the conduct of British diplomacy since the setting up of the Foreign Office in 1782. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, an extensive bibliography, and over 300 cross-referenced dictionary entries on British prime ministers, foreign secretaries, foreign office staff and leading diplomats, but also on related military and political-economic aspects. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about British foreign policy.

Mussolini (Hardcover, 2nd New edition): Peter Neville Mussolini (Hardcover, 2nd New edition)
Peter Neville
R2,903 Discovery Miles 29 030 Out of stock

This new edition of Peter Neville s "Mussolini "traces and analyses the life of one of the most fascinating twentieth century European dictators, Benito Mussolini, while placing his life in its historic Italian context. Engaging and accessible, the Duce s career is traced from his roots as a journalist and socialist to his capture and execution in 1945, addressing crucial issues throughout: was Mussolini really a far right ideologist, or simply a political opportunist? How successful was he at communicating his core beliefs to the Italian people?

This thoroughly updated new edition synthesises the scholarship of the last ten years to consider Italian atrocities in Africa, and the reaction to them by ordinary Italians, in addition to a consideration of the relationship between Mussolini and Hitler while other periods of Mussolini s life are expanded upon and reconsidered. Finally, the author considers Mussolini s legacy and his continuing influence in modern Italy.

This biography gives students a useful analytical introduction to the period and the man and provides an explanation of what fascism was and why it resonated with so many people in Italy. It will be essential reading for all students of modern Italy and the history of fascism. "

German Shepherd (Paperback, Relaunch edition): Dr Peter Neville German Shepherd (Paperback, Relaunch edition)
Dr Peter Neville 1
R210 R168 Discovery Miles 1 680 Save R42 (20%) Out of stock

The Collins Dog Owner s Guides are authoritative and practical in approach, superbly illustrated and accessible, ideal for pedigree dog owners.

German Shepherds were originally bred as herding dogs. Nowadays, their tasks include police, rescue, tracking and military work, and they also make devoted companions and watchdogs. If you are considering owning a German Shepherd, or are an existing owner who wants to learn more about the care of your dog, then this book will be an invaluable resource.

Contents include:

You and Your DogBreed characteristics and behaviour

Caring for Your DogPractical information on feeding, training, grooming, exercising, breeding and showing

Healthcare and First Aid

A comprehensive guide to all aspects of owning a German Shepherd, this highly illustrated book is full of practical information and expert advice for pet owners and breeders."

Ho Chi Minh (Hardcover): Peter Neville Ho Chi Minh (Hardcover)
Peter Neville
R3,033 Discovery Miles 30 330 Out of stock

Ho Chi Minh explores the life of this globally important twentieth-century figure and offers new insights into his lengthy career, including his often-forgotten involvement with British intermediaries in 1945-46 and with the United States in 1944-45. Ho was the father of his nation, a major protagonist in the Cold War and anti-colonial struggle, and the promoter of a distinctive Vietnamese form of communism. This biography charts his life from his early years and education in Europe to his establishment of the revolutionary pro-communist movement, the Viet Minh, and his subsequent rise to power. Placing important emphasis on his role as a military organizer while stressing his preference for diplomatic solutions, this book contains detailed analysis of the complex talks with France and failure to prevent the Franco-Viet Minh war in 1946. It also follows Ho's complex relationships with America, China, France, and Russia, and explores the Vietnam War and his legacy. In addition to providing extensive coverage of the 1954 Geneva Conference, the rivalry between Ho and First Secretary Le Duan, and the 1968 Tet Offensive, Ho Chi Minh is also the first English-language biography of Ho to pay close attention to his attitude to women and their role within the communist party. It is the perfect introduction for students of Vietnamese history and twentieth-century history more broadly.

Mussolini (Paperback, 2nd New edition): Peter Neville Mussolini (Paperback, 2nd New edition)
Peter Neville
R355 R284 Discovery Miles 2 840 Save R71 (20%) Out of stock

This new edition of Peter Neville s "Mussolini "traces and analyses the life of one of the most fascinating twentieth century European dictators, Benito Mussolini, while placing his life in its historic Italian context. Engaging and accessible, the Duce s career is traced from his roots as a journalist and socialist to his capture and execution in 1945, addressing crucial issues throughout: was Mussolini really a far right ideologist, or simply a political opportunist? How successful was he at communicating his core beliefs to the Italian people?

This thoroughly updated new edition synthesises the scholarship of the last ten years to consider Italian atrocities in Africa, and the reaction to them by ordinary Italians, in addition to a consideration of the relationship between Mussolini and Hitler while other periods of Mussolini s life are expanded upon and reconsidered. Finally, the author considers Mussolini s legacy and his continuing influence in modern Italy.

This biography gives students a useful analytical introduction to the period and the man and provides an explanation of what fascism was and why it resonated with so many people in Italy. It will be essential reading for all students of modern Italy and the history of fascism. "

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