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Kolko, Gabriel

Works: 86 works in 541 publications in 10 languages and 19,887 library holdings
Genres: History  Fiction  Adventure stories, American  Fantasy fiction, American  Military history  Fantasy fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: E744, 327.73
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Most widely held works by Gabriel Kolko
The triumph of conservatism; a re-interpretation of American history, 1900-1916 by Gabriel Kolko( Book )

44 editions published between 1963 and 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,672 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A radically new interpretation of the Progressive Era which argues that business leaders, and not the reformers, inspired the era's legislation regarding business
Anatomy of a war : Vietnam, the United States, and the modern historical experience by Gabriel Kolko( Book )

38 editions published between 1985 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 1,573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I seek to present here a causal explanation of the Vietnam War and to probe its meaning for the modern historical experience. I will examine in considerable depth the Communist Party, the Republic of Vietnam, and the United States. By focusing on how each side was affected by larger military, economic, social, international, and political-ideological structural trends operating simultaneously, I am able to juxtapose forces and factors influencing the outcome of the war and to highlight decisive elements in it. - Preface
Wealth and power in America; an analysis of social class and income distribution by Gabriel Kolko( Book )

62 editions published between 1962 and 1981 in 4 languages and held by 1,366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The politics of war; the world and United States foreign policy, 1943-1945 by Gabriel Kolko( Book )

34 editions published between 1968 and 1990 in English and held by 1,309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The limits of power: the world and United States foreign policy, 1945-1954 by Joyce Kolko( Book )

19 editions published between 1972 and 1975 in 3 languages and held by 1,308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines American foreign policy and diplomacy in the decade following World War II
The roots of American foreign policy : an analysis of power and purpose by Gabriel Kolko( Book )

38 editions published between 1969 and 1989 in 3 languages and held by 1,182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of America's most perceptive young historians examines the misunderstood dimensions and implications of a great question confronting the nation -- our foreign policy. Professor Kolko makes it clear that our foreign policy is neither the result of omission or ignorance nor of a "military-industrial complex." Civilian authority and civilian-defined goals, he asserts, are the consistent sources of American foreign policy. From this premise, Kolko undertakes to investigate "the respectables," the self-styled liberal realists and businessman who are the architects of the decades-old premises of American foreign policy. He also outlines the nature of American power and interests in the modern world and provides an assessment of who gains and who loses as a result of the policies Washington pursues."--Jacket
Railroads and regulation, 1877-1916 by Gabriel Kolko( Book )

27 editions published between 1965 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Main currents in modern American history by Gabriel Kolko( Book )

21 editions published between 1964 and 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Crimes of war; a legal, political-documentary, and psychological inquiry into the responsibility of leaders, citizens, and soldiers for criminal acts in wars by Richard A Falk( Book )

9 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 1,030 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Century of war : politics, conflicts, and society since 1914 by Gabriel Kolko( Book )

29 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in 5 languages and held by 931 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume is a history of the way in which war has transformed modern society and a political analysis of the ways in which wars have been waged. Professor Kolko takes a long view of the 20th century, focusing on World Wars I and II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War, to show the degree to which leaders and generals have consistently misunderstood the battles on which they embarked. Kolko argues that time after time, generals have underestimated the implications of new military technology and have begun wars they were incapable of managing or ending. Since World War I, this technology has led to conflicts being more protracted and more destructive to civilian life and property than even the most pessimistic had predicted. As the generals have been slow to realize, war has become less a matter of strategy than a contest between differing social and economic systems. "Century of War" provides a synthesis of the effects of war on civilian populations and the political results of these traumatizing experiences. Kolko also provides a revisionist view of the post-World War II conflicts, from the Phillipine uprising to the Greek Civil wars."--Http:// (Jan. 26, 2011.)
Confronting the Third World : United States foreign policy, 1945-1980 by Gabriel Kolko( Book )

12 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in English and held by 805 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vietnam : anatomy of a peace by Gabriel Kolko( Book )

33 editions published between 1985 and 2012 in English and held by 780 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gabriel Kolko argues that neither a socialist nor a market strategy has determined recent Vietnamese history. In fact, the confused Communist Party has had little control over economic developments since their victory. After successfully confronting the United States in war, the Communists are now close to losing the socialist cause for which they fought
Another century of war? by Gabriel Kolko( Book )

23 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Another Century of War? is a candid and critical look at America's "new wars" by a brilliant and provocative analyst of its old ones. Gabriel Kolko's masterly studies of conflict have redefined our views of modern warfare and its effects; in this urgent and timely treatise, he turns his attention to our current crisis and the dark future it portends. Another Century of War? insists that the roots of terrorism lie in America's own cynical policies in the Middle East and Afghanistan, a half-century of realpolitik justified by crusades for oil and against communism. The latter threat has disappeared, but America has become even more ambitious in its imperialist adventures and, as the recent crisis proves, even less secure. America, Kolko contends, reacts to the complexity of world affairs with its advanced technology and superior firepower, not with realistic political response and negotiation. He offers a critical and well-informed assessment of whether such a policy offers any hope of attaining greater security for America. Raising the same hard-hitting questions that made his Century of War a "crucial" (Globe and Mail) assessment of our age of conflict, Kolko asks whether the wars of the future will end differently from those in our past."--Publisher description
The age of war : the United States confronts the world by Gabriel Kolko( Book )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this comprehensive, succinct - and provocative - overview of the last five decades of US foreign policy, Gabriel Kolko gives special emphasis to the period since 2000. Kolko argues that, as dangerous as the Cold War era was, we face far more instability and unpredictability now; the international environment is qualitatively more precarious than ever. Ranging from the Vietnam War to the war in Iraq, he critically appraises US responses to a world of complex new challenges. The result is a book with a unique voice. Sure to capture the attention of readers concerned with the troubled world we live in, "The Age of War" will also stimulate classroom discussion, serving as a powerful pedagogical tool
After socialism : reconstructing critical social thought by Gabriel Kolko( Book )

14 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Does socialism have a future in the 21st Century society? If not, what is the future for progressive politics? After Socialism deals with the collapse of socialism both as an idea and movement. This book scrutinizes the economic and social realities that require a critical but much more intelligent alternative of coping with the enormous, mounting challenges that the world confronts. This is a major contribution to contemporary social and political thought written by one of the world's leading critical historians. Gabriel Kolko asks difficult questions about where the left can go in a post-Cold War world where neoliberal policies appear to have triumphed in both the West and the former Soviet bloc. In trying to answer this, he discusses: a) the origins and development of socialist ideas; b) the contemporary dynamics of the globalize economy dominated by American military, cultural and political might; c) the failures of contemporary capitalism; d) the poverty and economic and financial instability-- in the United States and industrial nations as well as the Third World - that make our contemporary world so precarious. After Socialism is a synthesis of Kolko's past work and a critical assessment of why and how critical social thought can be reconstructed. While avoiding the temptations of either pessimism or utopianism, Kolko manages to offer an original and practical solution about the way forward for liberal politics."--Book cover
World in crisis : the end of the American century by Gabriel Kolko( Book )

12 editions published in 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

World in Crisis is a new book from one of the world's leading scholars.Gabriel Kolko provides a panoramic overview of the problems facing the US and the world today. Each chapter covers a key topic, spanning a range of international issues including the current financial crisis, the limits of US foreign policy, the politicisation of intelligence, and why a war with Iran would by likely to culminate in disaster for the US. Kolko also outlines why changes in military technology make all wars, no matter who fights them, increasingly futile.At the heart of the book is the idea that the international system is in the grip of a great transition. Kolko shows how America is losing its dominance, and examines the profound changes we are experiencing as it is forced to accept the limits of its military power
The politics of war : allied diplomacy and the world crisis of 1943-1945 by Gabriel Kolko( Book )

11 editions published between 1968 and 1969 in English and Undetermined and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Riqueza y poder en los Estados Unidos by Gabriel Kolko( Book )

5 editions published in 1964 in Spanish and Multiple languages and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The decline of American radicalism in the twentieth century by Gabriel Kolko( Book )

8 editions published between 1966 and 1970 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vietnam: three documents of the National Liberation Front by Mặt trận dân tộc giải phóng miền nam Việt Nam( Book )

4 editions published between 1969 and 1971 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Century of war : politics, conflicts, and society since 1914
Alternative Names
Côn-cô, Ga-bri-en

Côn-cô, Ga-bri-en 1932-

Gabriel Kolko americký historik

Gabriel Kolko Amerikaans historicus (1932-2014)

Kolko, G. 1932-

Kolko, Gabriel

Kolko, Gabriel 1932-

콜코, 가브리엘


コルコ, ガブリエル

Anatomy of a war : Vietnam, the United States, and the modern historical experienceRailroads and regulation, 1877-1916Century of war : politics, conflicts, and society since 1914Vietnam : anatomy of a peaceAnother century of war?The age of war : the United States confronts the worldAfter socialism : reconstructing critical social thoughtWorld in crisis : the end of the American century