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McKercher, B. J. C. 1950-

Overview
Works: 36 works in 274 publications in 1 language and 10,796 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Naval history  Festschriften  Biographies  Military history  Handbooks and manuals  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Editor, htt
Classifications: E183.8.G7, 327.41
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Most widely held works by B. J. C McKercher
Transition of power : Britain's loss of global pre-eminence to the United States, 1930-1945 by B. J. C McKercher( )

36 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and held by 2,395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book shows how Britain was replaced as the only truly global power by the USA, crucially in the years 1930-1945, a period marked by the crisis of the Great Depression, the rise of Nazi Germany, fascist Italy, and militaristic Japan as threats, and by the Second World War
Power and stability : British foreign policy, 1865-1965 by Erik Goldstein( )

21 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 1,146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The pursuit of stability drove British foreign policy even before 1865. These papers assess the implications of such a policy during the following 100 years when Britain slid from being the only global power to a regional European state
War in the twentieth century : reflections at century's end( )

8 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1,016 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

War proved a seminal influence on the shape of the 20th century. This collection provides various essays addressing the phenomenon of war as viewed through the eyes of the fin de siecle. Leading scholars of war, international relations, and international law offer general or specific insights into war's consequences during the last one hundred years. Combined, the essays demonstrate the centrality of 20th century war to the development of the modern state system, international jurisprudence, and contemporary society
Anglo-American relations in the 1920's : the struggle for supremacy by B. J. C McKercher( )

24 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in English and held by 991 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection examines the complex struggle for supremacy conducted between the United States and Britain in the decade following World War I. The aim is to throw light on a crucial period in the history of British and American foreign policy and on 20th-century international affairs
Shadow and substance in British foreign policy, 1895-1939 : memorial essays honouring C.J. Lowe by C. J Lowe( )

15 editions published between 1984 and 2009 in English and held by 847 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arms limitation and disarmament : restraints on war, 1899-1939 by B. J. C McKercher( )

12 editions published between 1992 and 2006 in English and held by 769 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection examines various aspects of the efforts made to limit warfare through arms limitation and disarmament agreements in the period from the first Hague conference to the outbreak of World War II in Europe
The North Atlantic triangle in a changing world : Anglo-American-Canadian relations, 1902-1956 by B. J. C McKercher( )

14 editions published between 1996 and 2019 in English and held by 668 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The North Atlantic Powers - Britain, the United States, and Canada - constitute an important element in modern international history. They form a North Atlantic triangle which, despite an important French-speaking minority in Canada, is united by language, cultural, liberal political beliefs, and a common economic philosophy. However, there exist significant foreign-policy differences within the triangle which derive from dissimilar perceptions of threat, the influence of public opinion on government, and economic, financial, and other constraints. The course of this tripartite relationship has therefore been marked by fluidity and divergence and has changed according to the world circumstances. As the twentieth century began, Britain was the only global power; by the late 1950s the United States had emerged from isolation and, building on its leading international economic and financial position and its development of nuclear and conventional military strength, had replaced Britain as the only global power. Canada also underwent a transformation in 1903 the northern dominion remained firmly within the British Empire. Sixty years later, by a convoluted process, Canada achieved sovereignty in foreign policy, changed direction in economic orientation, and emerged as leading middle power. Ottawa had broken its colonial links with London and gravitated into the American orbit. This book, by experts in Anglo-American-Canadian relations, examines North Atlantic triangle diplomacy from the Alaska boundary dispute to the Suez Crisis of 1956, providing an up-to-date assessment of this important configuration of powers in twentieth-century international history
The second Baldwin government and the United States, 1924-1929 : attitudes and diplomacy by B. J. C McKercher( Book )

20 editions published between 1984 and 2003 in English and held by 429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It has long been argued that Baldwin's second government, especially the Foreign Office led by Austen Chamberlain, was to blame for the deterioration in Anglo-American relations in 1927–9. This book argues that Austen Chamberlain, by suggesting a reduction in maritime belligerent rights, consistently worked for an improvement in relations and found the means for a settlement in 1929, though Labour's success in the general election caused the credit to go to others and Chamberlain's reputation remained tarnished. While the earlier view was based mainly on the memoirs of contemporary critics, Dr McKercher bases his analysis on a wide range of public and private archival material
Diplomacy and world power : studies in British foreign policy, 1890-1950 by M. L Dockrill( Book )

18 editions published between 1996 and 2002 in English and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zara Steiner's contribution to the history of modern British foreign policy has shown successfully the connexion between the attitudes of those who have been responsible for British diplomacy and the policies they produced. Thus, in honouring Dr Steiner, the contributors to this volume explore a number of case studies involving personality and foreign policy: examining the attitudes of those who made or influenced British diplomatic strategies; how these attitudes were shaped by and, occasionally, shaped events; and how British foreign policy in a few instances was fashioned as a result. The contributors have concentrated their efforts on the years 1890-1950, the period of Dr Steiner's interest. This is an important juncture in both international and British history, when Britain's position as the only world power was undermined by the nature of the first and second world wars, and when British diplomats and others had to make adjustments to changed domestic and external conditions in war and peace. The volume therefore adds to the explanations about how and why the transition in Britain's status as a Great Power occurred in the way it did
Routledge handbook of diplomacy and statecraft by B. J. C McKercher( )

20 editions published between 2011 and 2022 in English and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Despite post-Cold War arguments about their demise, 'Great Powers' not only continue to thrive, with lesser Powers they form the basis of the constellation of global politics. This topical new Handbook illustrates how and why the new international order has evolved - and is still evolving - since the end of the Cold War, through the application of diplomacy and statecraft. Including cutting edge contributions from over 40 scholars, the handbook is structured around seven sections: - Context of Diplomacy - Great Powers - Middle Powers - Developing Powers - International Organisations and Military Alliances - International Economy - Issues of Conflict and Co-operation Through analysis of a wide range of case studies, the Handbook assesses the diplomacy and statecraft of individual powers, offering insights into how they function, their individual perception of national interests and the roles they play in modern statecraft. The contributors also seek to evaluate the organizations and contemporary issues that continue to influence the shaping of the new international order. A comprehensive survey of diplomacy across the world, this work will be essential reading for scholars and professionals alike. Publisher's note
Esme Howard : a diplomatic biography by B. J. C McKercher( Book )

15 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Esme Howard (1863-1939), 1st Baron Howard of Penrith, was one of Britain's most important diplomats of the early part of this century. Linguistically and diplomatically gifted, he was an integral member of the small group of men who made and implemented British foreign policy between 1900 and 1930, a critical transitional period in Britain's history as a world power. The years between 1890 and 1903, which preceded Howard's major diplomatic achievements, are seen as crucial to his development, years when his marriage, his conversion to Catholicism, his foreign travel, and his work with London's working classes moulded the confidence and strengths of his later character. Thereafter, the book covers Howard's personal and historical importance as consul general in Crete, Budapest and Berne and at the 1919 Paris Peace Conference, and as ambassador at Madrid (1919-24) and Washington (1924-30). Made possible by the recent discovery of Howard's private papers, this well-informed and readable biography of a hitherto neglected figure will eliminate a major gap in the history of twentieth-century British foreign relations by giving Howard's career its first full treatment
The Vietnam War as history( Book )

6 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

United States/foreign policy/France/colonial wars/decolonisation/empire
Go spy the land : military intelligence in history( Book )

5 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Military planning and the origins of the Second World War in Europe( Book )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Britain, America and the special relationship since 1941 by B. J. C McKercher( )

12 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book examines the Anglo-American strategic and military relationship that developed during the Second World War and continued until recent years. Forged on a common ground of social, cultural, and ideological values as well as political expediency, this partnership formed the basis of the western alliance throughout the Cold War, playing an essential part in bringing stability to the post-1945 international order
The operational art : developments in the theories of war( Book )

6 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work considers the modern antecedents and evolution of the operational art in military thought and practice in both peace and wartime. This theme is developed over time and across military cultures. A comparative framework allows the treatment of the overall theme by examining the concept of the operational art in the context of different nationalities, different military organizations, and different societies. This study situates the current operational art in its historical context
Military heretics : the unorthodox in policy and strategy( Book )

6 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Winston Churchill : at war and thinking of war before 1939 by B. J. C McKercher( )

5 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although remembered and even lauded in the public mind as the British prime minister during the Second World War who played a major role in Allied victory over the Axis Powers and Japan, Winston Churchill had a life and political career before 1939 conditioned by fighting other wars and, in peacetime, thinking about war. While historians debate his achievements and failures between 1939 and 1945, a less explored dimension is Churchill's earlier connexion with war and warfare. This book explores Churchill's earlier experience in fighting wars as a soldier and politician
Aspects of British policy and the Treaty of Versailles : of war and peace( Book )

3 editions published in 2020 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aspects of British Policy and the Treaty of Versailles looks at some key issues involving British policy and the Treaty of Versailles, one of the twentieth century's most controversial international agreements. The book discusses the role of experts and the Danzig Question at the Paris Peace Conference; the establishment of diplomatic history as a field of academic research; and the role of David Lloyd George and his Vision of Post-War Europe. Contributors also look at the restitution of cultural objects in German possession, and after the war, the Treaty's impact on both Britain's enemy, Germany, and its ally, France, revealing how it profoundly affected the European balance of power. Aspects of British Policy and the Treaty of Versailles will be of great interest to scholars of diplomatic history as well as modern history and international relations more generally. The chapters were originally published as a special issue of Diplomacy & Statecraft
Britain by B. J. C McKercher( )

2 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Transition of power : Britain's loss of global pre-eminence to the United States, 1930-1945
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Power and stability : British foreign policy, 1865-1965War in the twentieth century : reflections at century's endAnglo-American relations in the 1920's : the struggle for supremacyShadow and substance in British foreign policy, 1895-1939 : memorial essays honouring C.J. LoweArms limitation and disarmament : restraints on war, 1899-1939The North Atlantic triangle in a changing world : Anglo-American-Canadian relations, 1902-1956The second Baldwin government and the United States, 1924-1929 : attitudes and diplomacyDiplomacy and world power : studies in British foreign policy, 1890-1950
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