Tanked

Author: Eamon Evans
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1925475980
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Tanked. Vikings were on mushrooms. Booze may have cost us Gallipoli. The Nazis loved meth, and the Stone Age was more like the ‘stoned age’. We tend to see the past as a dull, sober place – as a time of stiff collars and straight-laced conformity, when people’s bodies were as pure as their minds. We need to think again. It turns out that many of the great events in history wouldn’t have happened if someone hadn’t got smashed. From presidents and prime ministers, soldiers and scientists, to explorers, writers, musos and more, many of mankind’s great movers and shakers might have been better off having a quiet lie-down. And there’s no one better placed to shine a light on their secrets than the ever-witty – and occasionally coherent – Eamon Evans. Substance by substance and binge by binge, Tanked is your guide to all the trashy little moments that have helped change the course of our world.

Tanks

Author: Richard Ogorkiewicz
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472813057
Size: 76.49 MB
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Tanks. From an internationally acclaimed expert in the field comes a detailed, analytical and comprehensive account of the worldwide evolution of tanks, from their inception a century ago to the present day. With new ideas stemming from the latest academic research, this study presents a reappraisal of the development of tanks and their evolution during World War I and how the surge in technological development during World War II and the subsequent Cold War drove tank developments in Europe and America, transforming tanks into fast, resilient and powerful fighting machines. From the primitive, bizarre-looking Mark V to the Matilda and from the menacing King Tiger to the superlative M1 Abrams, Professor Ogorkiewicz shows how tanks gradually acquired the enhanced capabilities that enabled them to become what they are today ? the core of combined-arms, mechanized warfare.

Tanks

Author: Spencer Tucker
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1576079953
Size: 46.36 MB
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Tanks. This expert study discusses the development and evolution of the tank and the tactics behind its employment, covering both its capabilities as a weapons system and its strategic use on the battlefield.

Do Think Tanks Matter

Author: Donald E. Abelson
Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
ISBN: 0773536078
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Do Think Tanks Matter . It is often assumed that think tanks carry enormous weight with lawmakers. In Do Think Tanks Matter? Donald Abelson argues that the basic question of how think tanks have evolved and under what conditions they can and do have an effect is consistently ignored. Think tank directors often credit their institutes with influencing major policy debates and government legislation and many journalists and scholars believe the explosion of think tanks in the latter part of the twentieth century indicates their growing importance in the policy-making process. Abelson goes beyond assumptions, identifying the influence and relevance of public policy institutes in today's political arena in the United States, where they've become an integral feature of the political landscape, and in Canada, where, despite recent growth in numbers, they enjoy less prominence than their US counterparts. By focusing on the policy cycle, issue articulation, policy formation, and implementation, Abelson argues that individual think tanks have sometimes played an important role in shaping the political dialogue and the policy preferences and choices of decision-makers but often in different ways and at different stages of the policy cycle. This revised and updated edition of the book includes up-to-date data (2000-08) on the growing visibility and policy relevance of think tanks in Canada and the United States.

Think Tanks And Civil Societies

Author: JAMES G EDITOR MCGANN
Publisher: Transaction Publishers
ISBN: 9781412839891
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Think Tanks And Civil Societies. Government and individual policymakers throughout the developed and developing world face the common problem of bringing expert knowledge to bear in government decision making. Policymakers need understandable, reliable, accessible, and useful information about the societies they govern. They also need to know how current policies are working, as well as possible alternatives and their likely costs and consequences. This expanding need has fostered the growth of independent public policy research organizations, commonly known as think tanks. Think Tanks and Civil Societies analyzes their growth, scope, and constraints, while providing institutional profiles of such organizations in every region of the world. Beginning with North America, contributors analyze think tank development past and future, consider their relationship to the general political culture, and provide detailed looks at such examples as the Heritage Foundation and the Institute for Research on Public Policy. A historical and subregional overview of think tanks throughout Europe notes the emphasis on European Union issues and points to a dramatic rise in the number and influence of free market institutes across the continent. Think tanks in Germany, Spain, and France are profiled with respect to national politics and cultures. Advanced industrial nations of northern Asia are compared and contrasted, revealing a greater need for independent policy voices. Moving to countries undergoing economic transition, contributors deal with challenges posed in Russia and the former Soviet bloc and their think tanks' search for influence, independence, and sustainability. Other chapters deal with the developing countries of Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America, finding that the number, quality, and independence of think tanks is largely determined by the degree of democracy in individual nations.

Comparative Think Tanks Politics And Public Policy

Author: James G. McGann
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 9781781958995
Size: 43.62 MB
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Comparative Think Tanks Politics And Public Policy. Análise comparativa sobre política, sistema político, democracia, número de partidos, natureza da sociedade civil, política econômica, cultura filantrópica, liberdade de imprensa, renda, número de universidades nos seguintes países Estados Unidos, Canadá, Costa do Marfim, México, Brasil, Venezuela, Alemanha, Hungria, Rússia, Israel, Egito, Iran, Angola, África do Sul, Vietnam, China, Paquistão, Índia, Austrália e Japão.

Fast Tanks And Heavy Bombers

Author: David E. Johnson
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 9780801488474
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Fast Tanks And Heavy Bombers. Johnson examines the U.S. Army's innovations for both armor and aviation between the world wars, offering valuable insights for future military innovation.