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Towle, Philip 1945-

Works: 50 works in 167 publications in 3 languages and 7,824 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Editor
Classifications: JX1974, 327.1709
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Enforced disarmament from the Napoleonic campaigns to the Gulf War by Philip Towle ( )
10 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in English and held by 1,421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This work explores how 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
Democracy and peacemaking negotiations and debates, 1815-1973 by Philip Towle ( )
15 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 1,310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A study of the changing objectives and role of postwar peace-making over the last two centuries
Britain and Japan in the twentieth century one hundred years of trade and prejudice by Margaret Kosuge ( )
9 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,186 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 twentieth century charts the history of how both nations overcame many years of prejudice and bitter conflict to form a bond fused by financial, political and military cooperation."--Jacket
Japanese prisoners of war by Philip Towle ( )
9 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 1,005 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
The tragedy of Korea by Fred A McKenzie ( )
6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 764 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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)
Arms control and East-West relations by Philip Towle ( Book )
6 editions published in 1983 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 )
16 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 351 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
Estimating foreign military power ( Book )
6 editions published in 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Eksperter fra en række lande skriver i essays om problemerne ved vurdering af andre landes militære styrke og om de miskalkulationer, der har været foretaget. Bogen har vægt på Rusland, Japan og det arabisk-israelske styrkeforhold. Redaktøren Towle underviste i 1980'erne i Forsvarsstudier ved Cambridge Universitet
Going to war : British debates from Wilberforce to Blair by Philip Towle ( Book )
13 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Britain has a culture which encourages interference overseas. It has been involved in more wars than most countries and founded many Non-Government Organisations. Going to War 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. It shows how the old idea that the great majority were simple-minded enthusiasts for foreign incursions has been discredited by pollsters, and conlcudes with an analysis of Britain's current involvement in Afghanistan and Iraq, suggesting ways in which the governmental system could be modified to reflect public opinion and avoid foreign incursions in future
Pilots and rebels : the use of aircraft in unconventional warfare, 1918-1988 by Philip Towle ( Book )
2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Om anvendelsen af fly mod oprørsstyrker i mellemkrigstiden, under 2. verdenskrig og efter denne til og med krigen i Afghanistan
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 135 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
Protest and perish : a critique of unilateralism by Philip Towle ( Book )
4 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Naval power in the Indian Ocean : threats, bluffs and fantasies by Philip Towle ( Book )
4 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ethics and the arms trade by Philip Towle ( Book )
5 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Europe without America : could we defend ourselves? by Philip Towle ( Book )
4 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Pundits and patriots : lessons from the Gulf War by Philip Towle ( Book )
4 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
MPs and defence a survey of parliamentary knowledge and opinion by Institute for European Defence & Strategic Studies ( Book )
4 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sensō no kioku to horyo mondai ( Book )
3 editions published in 2003 in Japanese and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The strategy of war by proxy by Philip Towle ( Book )
2 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Australian policy in the Committee on Disarmament by Philip Towle ( Book )
2 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Towle, Philip Anthony 1945-
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