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              Books by George W. Liebmann

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              The Fall of the House of Speyer: The Story of a Banking Dynasty
               

              The Fall of the House of Speyer: The Story of a Banking Dynasty (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Liebmann, George W.

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              The dramatic story of the last fifty years of the Speyer banking dynasty, a Jewish family of German descent, is surprisingly little known today, yet at the turn of the twentieth century, Speyer was the third largest investment banking firm in the United States, behind only Morgan... and Kuhn, Loeb. It had branches in London, Frankfurt and New York, and the projects it financed included the Southern Pacific Railroad, the London Underground and the infrastructure of the new Cuban republic. Later, it was the first major banking firm to finance Germany's Weimar Republic, as well as providing League of Nations loans to Hungary, Greece and Bulgaria. Yet, the firm was doomed by the nationalist passions aroused by World War I. Its English partner was denaturalised and exiled; its American partner enjoyed reduced standing because of his connection to Germany; and the Frankfurt branch closed with the coming of the Third Reich, its German partner fleeing into exile. The firm was dissolved in 1939, a surprisingly anticlimactic end to one of the great international banking companies of modern times. George W.Liebmann here tells the story of the firm and the family - shedding new light on the protagonists of a remarkable dynasty, who came undone in the dramatic years of the early twentieth century.
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              ISBN 9781838606732
              Released NZ 31 Oct 2019
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
              Interest Age 16+ years
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              The Fall of the House of Speyer: The Story of a Banking Dynasty
               

              The Fall of the House of Speyer: The Story of a Banking Dynasty (Hardback)

              By Liebmann, George W.

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              First history of influential international banking family.

              ISBN 9781784531768
              Released NZ 15 Aug 2015
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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              Neighborhood Futures: Citizen Rights and Local Control

              Neighborhood Futures: Citizen Rights and Local Control (Paperback, New title)

              By Liebmann, George W.

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              This title explores how, for a society to improve, its citizens must feel they are competent and responsible individuals. Supporting his ideas with the Dutch innovation of the woonerf, or neighbourhood street government, Liebmann discusses other foreign models of civic life, illu...strating how they have resulted in resident satisfaction.
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              ISBN 9780765805706
              Released NZ 28 Feb 2004
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Inc
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              Diplomacy Between the Wars: Five Diplomats and the Shaping of the Modern World
               

              Diplomacy Between the Wars: Five Diplomats and the Shaping of the Modern World (Hardback)

              By Liebmann, George W.

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              Presents a story of diplomacy seen through the careers of five career diplomatists. This book presents a picture of practical diplomacy and its effect during periods of international crisis which shaped the twentieth century.

              ISBN 9781845116378
              Released NZ 15 Jul 2008
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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              Series Library of International Relations
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              The Gallows in the Grove: Civil Society in American Law
               

              The Gallows in the Grove: Civil Society in American Law (Hardback)

              By Liebmann, George W.

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              This is a summary of the effects of well-intentioned constitutional doctrines that have given rise to increasingly lawless national politics; and a description of many of the hopeful developments in public policy that will be possible if more restrained judicial policies are adop...ted.
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              ISBN 9780275958862
              Released NZ 28 Oct 1997
              Publisher ABC-CLIO
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              The Common Law Tradition: A Collective Portrait of Five Legal Scholars
               

              The Common Law Tradition: A Collective Portrait of Five Legal Scholars (Trade Paperback / Paperback, New edition)

              By Liebmann, George W.

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              Presents an outlook on the common law tradition. This book is a collective portrait of five scholars who epitomize the tradition. The focus is Chicago in the 1960s. The five figures considered are Edward H Levi, Harry Kalven, Jr, Karl Llewellyn, Philip Kurland, and Kenneth Culp D...avis, who did much to broaden the perspectives of the legal academy.
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              ISBN 9781412805605
              Released NZ 15 May 2006
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Inc
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              The Little Platoons: Sub-Local Governments in Modern History
               

              The Little Platoons: Sub-Local Governments in Modern History (Hardback)

              By Liebmann, George W.

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              A study of sub-local government in England, France, Germany, the US, Russia, China and Japan. It examines community councils, educational districts and neighbourhood organisations in societies around the world, with particular relevance to the problems in modern cities.

              ISBN 9780275951788
              Released NZ 27 Jun 1995
              Publisher ABC-CLIO
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              Diplomacy Between the Wars: Five Diplomats and the Shaping of the Modern World
                

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              By Liebmann, George W.

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              Diplomacy Between the Wars is a detailed inside story of diplomacy seen through the careers of five remarkable career diplomatists. Here is a unique and authentic picture of practical diplomacy and its effect during periods of international crisis which shaped the twentieth centu...ry. These were not the statesmen and politicians who dominated the international stage but practical diplomats with long experience, linguistic competence, deep knowledge of the local conditions, history, culture and of the people of the countries where they served. George Liebmann also brings acute political awareness to the subject. The achievements of these diplomats - often unsung during their careers and gleaned largely from history books - were considerable and a monument to practical, professional diplomacy.Lewis Einstein was influential in demonstrating the central role - and its control - of finance and credit in modern wars and urging massive US economic assistance to Europe and after World War II providing the intellectual underpinnings of the Marshall Plan; Sir Horace Rumbold's work was vital in avoiding war between Great Britain and Turkey and in warnings of the dangers of Hitler; Johann von Bernstorff opposed Germany's 'naval militarism', supported a negotiated end to the First World War and peaceful revision of the Treaty of Versailles; Count Carlo Sforza urged restraint on Italy's territorial ambitions and tolerance for former Fascists and Communists; and Ismet Inonu kept Turkey out of war, preserved her national interest at the Treaty of Lausanne and maintained friendship with the great powers. He worked for religious toleration and the limitation of dictatorship in Ataturk's secular Turkish Republic.
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              ISBN 9781838601058
              Released NZ 25 Jul 2019
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
              Interest Age 16+ years
              Series International Library of Twentieth Century History
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              America's Political Inventors: The Lost Art of Legislation
               

              America's Political Inventors: The Lost Art of Legislation (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Liebmann, George W.

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              Recent American political developments, including the election of Donald Trump, reveal profound disquiet with the highly centralized political regime based on discretionary allocation of funds and powers to interest groups that has developed since the creation of emergency instit...utions after America's entry into World War I. This book demonstrates the effectiveness in American history of measures conceived in a different spirit, addressing the population at large, rather than particular interest groups, relying on citizen and local initiative, and founded not on the distribution of frequently unearned benefits and powers but on reciprocal contributions and obligations. George W. Liebmann discusses John Winthrop and his foundation of New England towns; John Locke and the creation of Southern plantations; Thomas Jefferson and his scheme for the organization of Northwestern townships and American territories and states; Joseph Pulitzer and the origins of municipal home rule; John Wesley Powell and the creation of reclamation districts; Hugh Hammond Bennett and the fostering of soil conservation districts; and Byron Hanke and the development of residential community associations. The book concludes with a number of public policy proposals relating to housing, urban renewal, care of the elderly, immigration and youth unemployment conceived in the same spirit. Liebmann brings to light little-known facts concerning the growth of practices and institutions that Americans take for granted. His book will be of interest to students of biography, history and government.
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              ISBN 9781838606725
              Released NZ 31 Oct 2019
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series International Library of Historical Studies
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              The Last American Diplomat: John D Negroponte and the Changing Face of US Diplomacy
               

              The Last American Diplomat: John D Negroponte and the Changing Face of US Diplomacy (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Liebmann, George W.

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              Can John D. Negroponte be described as 'The Last American Diplomat'? In a career spanning 50 years of unprecedented American global power, he was the last of a dying breed of patrician diplomats - devoted to public service, a self-effacing and ultimate insider, whose prime duty w...as to advise, guide and warn. Negroponte served as US ambassador to Honduras, Mexico, the Philippines and Iraq; he was US Permanent Representative to the UN, Director of National Intelligence and Deputy Secretary of State to George W. Bush. His was a high-flying and seemingly conventional career but one full of surprises. He opposed Kissinger in Vietnam, argued against direct military action against Marxists in Central America and warned that the Iraq War could be another 'Vietnam'. George W. Liebmann's incisive account of Negroponte's life and career is based on personal and shared experience, as well as thorough research and interviews with Negroponte and other leading actors. It will provide fascinating reading for students and researchers interested in the inside-story of American diplomacy, revealing personal and policy struggles, and the underlying fissures present even in the world's last remaining superpower.
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              ISBN 9781780766942
              Released NZ 15 Mar 2014
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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              Series International Library of Twentieth Century History
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