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In: Kurt Freiherr von Lersner: Hinter den Kulissen von Oberster Heeresleitung und Reichsleitung 1914-1920
In: Kurt Freiherr von Lersner: Hinter den Kulissen von Oberster Heeresleitung und Reichsleitung 1914-1920
In: Kurt Freiherr von Lersner: Hinter den Kulissen von Oberster Heeresleitung und Reichsleitung 1914-1920
In: Kurt Freiherr von Lersner: Hinter den Kulissen von Oberster Heeresleitung und Reichsleitung 1914-1920
Author: Brian Smith
The history of noncombatant immunity is well established. What is less understood is how militaries have rationalized violating this immunity. This book traces the development of how militaries have rationalized the killing of the innocent from the thirteenth century onward. In the process, this historiography shows how we have arrived at the ascendant convention that assumes militaries should not intentionally kill the innocent. Furthermore, it shows how moral arguments about the permissibility of killing the innocent are largely adaptations to material changes in how wars are fought, whether through technological innovations or changes in institutional structures.
Mikhail Tomsky from The Factory to The Kremlin, 1880-1936
Author: Charters Wynn
This first English-language biography of Mikhail Tomsky reveals his central role in all the key developments in early Soviet history, including the stormy debates over the role of unions in the self-proclaimed workers’ state. Charters Wynn’s compelling account illuminates how the charismatic Tomsky rose from an impoverished working-class background and years of tsarist prison and Siberian exile to become both a Politburo member and the head of the trade unions, where he helped shape Soviet domestic and foreign policy along generally moderate lines throughout the 1920s. His failed attempt to block Stalin’s catastrophic adoption of forced collectivization would tragically make Tomsky a prime target in the Great Purges.