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              Hitler: Only the World Was Enough

              Hitler: Only the World Was Enough (Paperback)

              By Simms, Brendan

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              Adolf Hitler is one of the most studied men in history, and yet the most important things we think we know about him are wrong. As Brendan Simms's major new biography shows, Hitler's main preoccupation was not, as widely believed, the threat of Bolshevism, but that of internation...al capitalism and Anglo-America. These two fears drove both his anti-semitism and his determination to secure the 'living space' and living standards necessary to survive in a world dominated by the British Empire and the United States. Drawing on new sources, Brendan Simms traces the way in which Hitler's ideology emerged after the First World War. The United States and the British Empire were, in his view, models for Germany's own empire, similarly founded on appropriation of land, racism and violence. Hitler's aim was to create a similarly global future for Germany - a country seemingly doomed otherwise not just to irrelevance, but, through emigration and foreign influence, to extinction. His principal concern during the resulting cataclysm was not just what he saw as the clash between German and Jews, or German and Slav, but above all that between Germans and what he called the 'Anglo-Saxons'. In the end only dominance of the world would have been enough to achieve Hitler's objectives, and it ultimately required a coalition of virtually the entire world to defeat him. Brendan Simms's new book is the first to explain Hitler's beliefs fully, demonstrating how, as ever, it is ideas that are the ultimate source of the most murderous behaviour.
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              ISBN 9780141043302
              Released NZ 17 Nov 2020
              Publisher Penguin
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              The Primacy of Foreign Policy in British History, 1660-2000: How Strategic Concerns Shaped Modern Britain
                

              The Primacy of Foreign Policy in British History, 1660-2000: How Strategic Concerns Shaped Modern Britain (Hardback)

              By Mulligan, William; Simms, Brendan

              • RRP: $466.50
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              External challenges, strategic threats, and war have shaped the course of modern British history. This volume examines how Britain mobilized to meet these challenges and how developments in the constitution, state, public sphere, and economy were a response to foreign policy issu...es from the Restoration to the rise of New Labour.
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              ISBN 9780230574724
              Released NZ 20 Oct 2010
              Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              Europe: The Struggle for Supremacy, 1453 to the Present
               

              Europe: The Struggle for Supremacy, 1453 to the Present (Paperback)

              By Simms, Brendan

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              Tells the story of a group of highly competitive and mutually suspicious dynasties, and also of a continent uniquely prone to interference from 'semi-detached' elements, such as Russia, the Ottoman Empire, Britain and the United States.

              ISBN 9780141037172
              Released NZ 28 May 2014
              Publisher Penguin
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              The Primacy of Foreign Policy in British History, 1660-2000: How Strategic Concerns Shaped Modern Britain
                

              The Primacy of Foreign Policy in British History, 1660-2000: How Strategic Concerns Shaped Modern Britain (Trade Paperback / Paperback, 1st ed. 2010)

              By Mulligan, William; Simms, Brendan

              • RRP: $372.99
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              External challenges, strategic threats, and war have shaped the course of modern British history. This volume examines how Britain mobilized to meet these challenges and how developments in the constitution, state, public sphere, and economy were a response to foreign policy issu...es from the Restoration to the rise of New Labour.
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              ISBN 9781349365470
              Released NZ 20 Oct 2010
              Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
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              Britain's Europe: A Thousand Years of Conflict and Cooperation

              Britain's Europe: A Thousand Years of Conflict and Cooperation (Paperback)

              By Simms, Brendan

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              'Dazzling' Prospect Magazine Britain has always had a tangled, complex, paradoxical role in Europe's history. It has invaded and been invaded, changed sides, stood aloof, acted with both brazen cynicism and the cloudiest idealism. Every century troops from the British isles have ...marched across the mainland in pursuit of a great complex of different goals, foremost among them the intertwined defence of parliamentary liberty in Britain and the 'Liberties of Europe'. Dynastically Britain has been closely linked to countries as varied as Spain, the Netherlands, Germany and France. In this bracing and highly enjoyable book, Brendan Simms describes the highlights and low-points in the Euro-British encounter, from the Dark Ages to the present. The critical importance of understanding this history is shown in the final chapter, which dramatizes the issues around British relations with the European Union and the how, far from being a narrowly legalistic or financial concern, a referendum on continued membership raises all kinds of fascinating questions about both the United Kingdom's own horizons and what it can offer to the Union's vision of itself. Britain's Europe is a vital intervention at a moment of both great danger and great opportunity.
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              ISBN 9780141983905
              Released NZ 14 Aug 2017
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age 16+ years
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              Three Victories and a Defeat: The Rise and Fall of the First British Empire, 1714-1783
               

              Three Victories and a Defeat: The Rise and Fall of the First British Empire, 1714-1783 (Paperback)

              By Simms, Brendan

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              Tells the story of Britain's scramble to world power in the 18th century and how, through hubris and incompetence, it lost almost everything it had gained.

              ISBN 9780140289848
              Released NZ 31 Jul 2008
              Publisher Penguin
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              The Longest Afternoon: The 400 Men Who Decided the Battle of Waterloo
               

              The Longest Afternoon: The 400 Men Who Decided the Battle of Waterloo (Paperback)

              By Simms, Brendan

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              At the small Belgian village of Waterloo two large, hastily mobilized armies faced each other to decide the future of Europe. This book tells their story and recaptures the fear, chaos and chanciness of battle and uses various eye-witness reports.

              ISBN 9780141979267
              Released NZ 27 May 2015
              Publisher Penguin
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              Hitler: Only the World Was Enough

              Hitler: Only the World Was Enough (Hardback)

              By Simms, Brendan

              • RRP: $75.00
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              'It is an illusion to believe that leaders gain in profundity while they gain experience ... the convictions that leaders have formed before reaching high office are the intellectual capital they will consume as long as they continue in office' Henry Kissinger Adolf Hitler is one... of the most studied men in history, and yet the most important things we think we know about him are wrong. His main preoccupation was not, as widely believed, the threat of Bolshevism and the Soviet Union, but that of international capitalism and Anglo-America. These two fears drove both his anti-semitism and his determination to secure the 'living space' necessary to survive in a world dominated by the British Empire and the United States. These concerns were aggravated by Hitler's profound 'racial' pessimism about the quality of a German people whose vitality he believed had been sapped by centuries of Jewish and foreign domination, internal division and the steady haemorrhaging of its most 'vital' elements through emigration to the new world. Basing himself in part on new sources, Brendan Simms traces the way in which Hitler's ideology emerged after 1918 in response to his traumatic encounter with Anglo-America in the First World War. The United States and the British Empire served as models for Germany's own empire, similarly founded in his view on appropriation of land, racism and violence. Hitler's aim was to create a similarly global future for Germany - a country seemingly doomed otherwise not just to irrelevance, but to extinction. His principal concern during the resulting cataclysm was not just what he saw as the clash between German and Jews, or between German and Slav, but above all that between Germans and what he called 'Anglo-Saxons'. Brendan Simms's new book is the first to explain Hitler's beliefs satisfactorily, demonstrating how, as ever, it is ideas that are the ultimate source of the most murderous behaviour.
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              ISBN 9781846142475
              Released NZ 3 Sep 2019
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age 16+ years
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              Donald Trump: The Making of a World View
               

              Donald Trump: The Making of a World View (Paperback)

              By Simms, Brendan; Laderman, Charlie

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              Essential account of the making of Donald Trump's foreign policy

              ISBN 9781788310482
              Released NZ 15 Jul 2017
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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              Humanitarian Intervention: A History
               

              Humanitarian Intervention: A History (Hardback)

              Edited by Simms, Brendan; Trim, D. J. B.

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              A pioneering account of responses to oppression, persecution and mass atrocities from the sixteenth century to the late twentieth century.

              ISBN 9780521190275
              Released NZ 7 Apr 2011
              Publisher Cambridge University Press
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