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Towle, Philip 1945-

Overview
Works: 53 works in 241 publications in 3 languages and 9,964 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Creator
Classifications: JX1974, 327.174
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Most widely held works about Philip Towle
 
Most widely held works by Philip Towle
Democracy and peacemaking : negotiations and debates, 1815-1973 by Philip Towle( )

21 editions published between 2000 and 2016 in English and held by 2,160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Democracy and Peacemaking: Negotiations and Debates, 1815-1973 surveys the post-war peace settlements of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, including the Vienna Congress of 1815, the Treaty of Versailles, the peace settlements of the Second World War, the peace talks after the Korean war and the Paris Peace Accords of 1973." "These negotiations have been chosen because of their intrinsic historical importance for what they reveal about the effects of the development of democracy, nationalism and secularisation on the process of peacemaking, which had radically altered since the time of the French Revolution." "Democracy and Peacemaking: Negotiations and Debates, 1815-1973 is a valuable and up-to-date account of the process of peacemaking and draws on the most recent historical thinking."--Jacket
Japanese prisoners of war by Philip Towle( )

14 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in English and held by 1,512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the Second World War the Japanese were stereotyped in the European and American imagination as fanatical, cruel and almost inhuman. This view is unhistorical and simplistic. It fails to recognise that the Japanese were acting at a time of supreme national crisis and it fails to take account of their own historical tradition. The essays in Japanese Prisoners of War, by both Western and Japanese scholars, explore the question from a balanced viewpoint, looking at it in the light of longer-term influences, notably the Japanese attempt to establish themselves as an honorary white race. The book also addresses the other side of the question, looking at the treatment of Japanese prisoners in Allied captivity -- book jacket
Enforced disarmament : from the Napoleonic campaigns to the Gulf War by Philip Towle( )

18 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in English and held by 1,511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Disarmament and arms control are firmly associated in the public mind with efforts to maintain international peace through compromise and negotiation. However, there is a much older type of disarmament, which is not the product of give and take but is imposed upon a defeated enemy. Forced disarmament is the subject of this book. It was used frequently in the ancient world as an alternative to massacre or enslavement and it is the United Nations' policy today in Iraq. It was part of every major peace settlement from the Treaty of Utrecht in 1713, through the Paris negotiations in 1815 and 1919, to the postwar agreements in 1945. Democracies almost automatically have recourse to it when they are in a position to impose peace upon their enemies, yet relatively little thought has been given to its efficacy."--BOOK JACKET. "Can it maintain the imbalance of forces created by war and, if so, for how long? Does it simply infuriate the defeated while bringing few advantages to the victorious states? How can the vanquished evade such measures and what can the victorious states do to prevent evasion? What role does public opinion play in supporting forced disarmament by the victors and backing its evasion in the defeated state? Is there any difference between the disarmament measures imposed after a limited and after a total war? Can states be disarmed even without going to war and, if so, in what circumstances?"--BOOK JACKET. "Enforced disarmament has often been ignored by historians, diplomats, and strategic analysts. Yet the democracies have imposed some measure of disarmament on their enemies after every major victory since 1815. In many cases, forced disarmament was one of the most important, if not the most important, of their war aims. The demilitarization of Germany and Japan, for example, was one of the most significant post-war measures agreed by the Soviet Union, Britain, and the USA in 1945, whilst the debate on the disarmament measures imposed on Iraq after the Gulf War continues to rage. The efficacy and durability of enforced disarmament measures, and the resistance they are likely to encounter are thus issues of central strategic and political importance. Philip Towle examines the most important peace settlements from the time of Napoleon to Saddam Hussein, in the first major history of this fascinating subject."--Jacket
The tragedy of Korea by Fred A McKenzie( )

5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Author of From Tokyo to Tiflis covering his personal experiences of the Russo-Japanese War, McKenzie was an accomplished writer and knew how to tell a good yarn. Yet in the context of today's socio-political changes on the peninsula and elsewhere the opportunity for a reappraisal of the Japanese occupation of Korea as observed in McKenzie's strident study The Tragedy of Korea could be seen to be both timely and relevant. First published in 1908 after some ten years' occupation of Korea by Japan (formal annexation as part of the Japanese empire announced in 1910)
Britain and Japan in the twentieth century : one hundred years of trade and prejudice by Philip Towle( )

14 editions published between 2007 and 2020 in English and held by 993 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After the horrors of World War II in Asia - not least the systematic appalling mistreatment of Allied prisoners-of-war by the Japanese military - few would have predicted that Britain's relationship with Japan would flourish into a booming partnership of economic interdependence by the start of the twenty-first century. This ambitious examination of Anglo-Japanese relations over the course of the 20th ceAfter the horrors of World War II in Asia - not least the systematic appalling ntury charts the fascinating history of how both nations overcame many years of prejudice and bitter conflict to f
Arms control and East-West relations by Philip Towle( Book )

11 editions published between 1983 and 2020 in English and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Temptations of power : the United States in global politics after 9/11 by Robert J Jackson( Book )

14 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Temptations of Power' examines the security dilemma which confronted President George W. Bush when terrorists proved on 9/11 that they could seriously wound even the greatest of military powers on its home ground
Going to war : British debates from Wilberforce to Blair by Philip Towle( Book )

18 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Britain has a culture that encourages interference overseas. Towle looks at how pressure groups, religious bodies, armchair strategists, science fiction writers, military officers, commentators and journalists have tried to influence public opinion, governments and Parliament to restrain or encourage overseas intervention
Estimating foreign military power by Du er( Book )

10 editions published between 1982 and 1986 in 3 languages and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Emner: Landeanalyser og indbyrdes relationer; Storbritannien; Rusland og Sovjetunionen; Sovjetiske Militærudgifter; Styrkebestemmelse; Japan, Militærstyrke; Britiske flåde, mellemkrigstiden; Indien og indiske hær; Militærhistorie; Mellemøsten; Israel og Arabien (Arabiske stater), militærstyrke; Strategi
History, empathy and conflict : heroes, victims and victimisers by Philip Towle( )

14 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book argues that popular culture has been transformed in a silent revolution from emphasising history's heroes to its victims. While city squares and stations were named in the nineteenth century after military victories, now the equivalent airports are named after the victims of violence. Where war reports used to focus on the leadership of the generals and the bravery of the troops, now they are mostly about casualties, refugees and destruction. History, Empathy and Conflict examines the diplomatic consequences of such a revolution in sensibility. Many governments have responded by apologising for their country's historic actions. History teaching in schools has sometimes been revised to reflect the new emphasis and to build confidence between nations and respect for domestic minorities. Not least of the reasons for these changes is the difficulty or impossibility of making restitution for past wrongs. But history can also be used by the media and governments to justify intervention to protect victims of civil wars only to come to be seen as victimisers themselves. The past is always difficult to interpret but is the basis of all our decisions and all institutions try to twist it to their own convenience. Sympathy with history's victims is a great moral advance but it can be used by dissatisfied nations to justify their revisionist policies and with the election of President Trump in 2016, all the Great Powers claim to be history's victims
From ally to enemy : Anglo-Japanese military relations 1900-45 by Philip Towle( Book )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and Chinese and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study, closely researched by Philip Towle over the past thirty years, is principally concerned with the military relations between Britain and Japan during the first half of the twentieth century and the ambivalence, misunderstandings and misconceptions that informed their relationship, described by the author as 'an epic tragedy'. Following the signing of the Anglo-Japanese Alliance in 1902, Japan was held up as a model in Britain and Britain in Japan. But within a generation, the British came to see Japan as the first country to challenge the League of Nations and to begin a new age of imperialism. Conversely, the Japanese armed forces saw Britain as the greatest obstacle to Japanese ambitions in China and elsewhere. In 1936, Lieutenant Commander Tota Ishimaru's book "Japan Must Fight Britain" was printed in Britain, its significance ignored at many levels, and five years later the two countries were at war. The feelings stirred up by that 'conflict', notes Towle, still have resonance 'today'. "From Ally to Enemy" brings together a most important body of research that is long overdue in book form and will be widely welcomed by historians and researchers of the period, as well as those seeking more detailed analysis of specific aspects of the pre-war Anglo-Japanese military relationship. -- Book jacket
Pilots and rebels : the use of aircraft in unconventional warfare, 1918-1988 by Philip Towle( Book )

10 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Om anvendelsen af fly mod oprørsstyrker i mellemkrigstiden, under 2. verdenskrig og efter denne til og med krigen i Afghanistan
Protest and perish : a critique of unilateralism by Philip Towle( Book )

7 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Naval power in the Indian Ocean : threats, bluffs and fantasies by Philip Towle( Book )

5 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ethics and the arms trade by Philip Towle( Book )

7 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Europe without America : could we defend ourselves? by Philip Towle( Book )

5 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

MPs and defence a survey of parliamentary knowledge and opinion( Book )

4 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

SCOTT (copy 1): from the John Holmes Library collection
Pundits and patriots : lessons from the Gulf War by Philip Towle( Book )

5 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

SCOTT (copy 1): from the John Holmes Library collection
Enforced disarmament by Philip Towle( )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sensō no kioku to horyo mondai( Book )

3 editions published in 2003 in Japanese and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Democracy and peacemaking : negotiations and debates, 1815-1973
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Japanese prisoners of warEnforced disarmament : from the Napoleonic campaigns to the Gulf WarThe tragedy of KoreaBritain and Japan in the twentieth century : one hundred years of trade and prejudiceTemptations of power : the United States in global politics after 9/11Going to war : British debates from Wilberforce to BlairFrom ally to enemy : Anglo-Japanese military relations 1900-45Ethics and the arms tradeEnforced disarmament
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Towle, Philip A. 1945-

Towle, Philip Anthony 1945-

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