Fateful Choices

Ten Decisions that Changed the World, 1940-1941


Author: Ian Kershaw

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141915048

Category: History

Page: 672

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In 1940 the world was on a knife-edge. The hurricane of events that marked the opening of the Second World War meant that anything could happen. For the aggressors there was no limit to their ambitions; for their victims a new Dark Age beckoned. Over the next few months their fates would be determined. In Fateful Choices Ian Kershaw re-creates the ten critical decisions taken between May 1940, when Britain chose not to surrender, and December 1941, when Hitler decided to destroy Europe’s Jews, showing how these choices would recast the entire course of history.

Deciding Who Lives

Fateful Choices in the Intensive-Care Nursery


Author: Renee R. Anspach

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520212138

Category: Medical

Page: 303

View: 1578

In a probing look at the reality of everyday choices in neonatal intensive care units, sociologist Renee Anspach explores the life-and-death dilemmas that have fueled much national debate. Anspach considers the roles of parents, doctors, nurses, and bioethicists in deciding the fate of terminally ill or malformed newborns.

Fateful Choices

The Future of the U.S. Academic Research Enterprise


Author: N.A

Publisher: National Academies


Category: Political Science

Page: 58

View: 9590

This volume describes a vision for the future of U.S. academic research and the near-term actions and policies required to maintain the quality of academic research in the United States. It also describes longer-term strategic considerations for the enterprise in the next century, concluding with a discussion of new approaches to decision making within the academic research enterprise.


Hitler's War of Extermination in the East


Author: Stephen G. Fritz

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 0813134161

Category: History

Page: 640

View: 6845

On June 22, 1941, Germany launched the greatest land assault in history on the Soviet Union, an attack that Adolf Hitler deemed crucial to ensure German economic and political survival. As the key theater of the war for the Germans, the eastern front consumed enormous levels of resources and accounted for 75 percent of all German casualties. Despite the significance of this campaign to Germany and to the war as a whole, few English-language publications of the last thirty-five years have addressed these pivotal events. In Ostkrieg: Hitler's War of Extermination in the East, Stephen G. Fritz bridges the gap in scholarship by incorporating historical research from the last several decades into an accessible, comprehensive, and coherent narrative. His analysis of the Russo-German War from a German perspective covers all aspects of the eastern front, demonstrating the interrelation of military events, economic policy, resource exploitation, and racial policy that first motivated the invasion. This in-depth account challenges accepted notions about World War II and promotes greater understanding of a topic that has been neglected by historians.

Making Friends with Hitler

Lord Londonderry, the Nazis, and the Road to War


Author: Ian Kershaw

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101567988

Category: History

Page: 512

View: 9706

Ian Kershaw’s biography of Adolf Hitler is widely regarded as the definitive work on the subject, as well as one of the most brilliant biographies of our time. In Making Friends with Hitler, the great scholar shines remarkable new light on decisions that led to war by tracing the extraordinary story of Lord Londonderry—one of Britain’s wealthiest aristocrats, cousin of Winston Churchill, confidant of the king, and the only British cabinet member to outwardly support the Nazi party. Through Londonderry’s tragic tale, Kershaw shows us that behind the accepted dogma of English appeasement and German bullying is a much more complicated and interesting reality—full of miscalculations on both sides that proved to be among the most fateful in history.

School Resegregation

Must the South Turn Back?


Author: John Charles Boger,Gary Orfield

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 9780807856130

Category: Social Science

Page: 380

View: 7988

Confronting a reality that many policy makers would prefer to ignore, contributors to this volume offer the latest information on the trend toward the racial and socioeconomic resegregation of southern schools. In the region that has achieved more widespr

Choosing Excellence in Public Schools

Where There's a Will, There's a Way


Author: David W. Hornbeck,Katherine Conner

Publisher: R&L Education

ISBN: 1607091569

Category: Education

Page: 300

View: 5155

Choosing Excellence in Public Schools explains the origins of the low expectations we have of children, including, notably, children of color, those for whom English is a second language, poor children and children with disabilities. The book dispels the basis for low expectations. It makes clear the economic, demographic, civic, personal and moral imperative to educate all children to high standards and the consequences of not doing so. Hornbeck and Conner set forth a comprehensive, radical agenda based on proven practices and practical experience that will result in education success for virtually all children where faithfully implemented. This book breaks new ground. It establishes that the missing ingredient in school reform is the absence of values-driven, focused, well-financed, professionally staffed, technologically sophisticated grassroots expression of the public will insisting that the political, media, business, judicial and organized labor institutions that make the choices that result in our children's learning conditions make different, and effective choices. We get the education for our own children and grandchildren and those of others that we tolerate or demand.