Most widely held works by Ashley Jackson
The British Empire and the Second World War by Ashley Jackson ( Book )
10 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 384 libraries worldwide
"In 1939 Hitler went to war not just with Great Britain; he also went to war with the 500 million people of the British Empire scattered across every continent and ocean of the world. Because in the years since 1945 that Empire has disappeared, the crucial fact that the British Empire fought as a whole during the war has been forgotten. All the parts of the Empire joined in the struggle from the beginning, undergoing huge changes and sometimes suffering greatly as a result. The war in the desert, the battle of the Atlantic and the Malaya campaign, and the contribution of the Empire as a whole in terms of supplies, communications and troops, all reflect the strategic importance of Britain's imperial status. Men and women not only from Australia, Canada, New Zealand and India but also from Africa, Burma, the Caribbean, the Middle East and Polynesia all played their part. The British Empire and the Second World War seeks to place the British Empire at the centre of our understanding of the Second World War."--BOOK JACKET.
War and empire in Mauritius and the Indian Ocean by Ashley Jackson ( Book )
9 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 282 libraries worldwide
Botswana, 1939-1945 : an African country at war by Ashley Jackson ( Book )
4 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 265 libraries worldwide
Distant drums : the role of colonies in British imperial warfare by Ashley Jackson ( Book )
3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 157 libraries worldwide
"Distant Drums reveals how colonies were central to the defence of the British Empire and the command of the oceans that underpinned it. It blends sweeping overviews of the nature of imperial defence with grass-roots explanations of how individual colonies were mobilized for war, drawing on the author's specialist knowledge of the Indian Ocean and colonies such as Bechuanaland, Ceylon, Mauritius, and Swaziland. This permits the full and dramatic range of action involved in imperial warfare - from policy-makers and military planners in Whitehall to chiefs recruiting soldiers in African villages - to be viewed as part of an interconnected whole. After examining the martial reasons for acquiring colonies, Distant Drums considers the colonial role in the First World War. It then turns to the Second World War, documenting the recruitment of colonial soldiers, their manifold roles in British military formations, and the impact of war upon colonial home fronts. It reveals the problems associated with the use of colonial troops far from home, and the networks used to achieve the mobilization of a global empire, such as those formed by colonial governors and regional naval commanders."--Publisher's description.
Painting in the open air : atmospheric landscapes in watercolour by Ashley Jackson ( Book )
2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 115 libraries worldwide
Illustrating empire : a visual history of British imperialism by Ashley Jackson ( Book )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 85 libraries worldwide
Mad dogs and Englishmen : a grand tour of the British Empire at its height : 1850-1945 by Ashley Jackson ( Book )
5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 75 libraries worldwide
Summary: Offers an informative tour of the British Empire at its height, when its boundaries stretched from Cairo to Cape Town and from Winnipeg to Wagga-Wagga. This book includes chapters, which examine various aspects of the Empire, from the imperial monarchy to the armed forces, and from district commissioners to dependent territories.
A brush with Ashley : a watercolourist's workbook by Ashley Jackson ( Book )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 44 libraries worldwide
Mad dogs and Englishmen : the high noon of the British Empire, 1850-1945 by Ashley Jackson ( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 40 libraries worldwide
Churchill by Ashley Jackson ( Book )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 38 libraries worldwide
"Winston Churchill attracted far more criticism alive than he has since his death. He was, according to Evelyn Waugh, 'always in the wrong, surrounded by crooks, a terrible father, a radio personality'. To others, he was the saviour of the nation, even of Western civilization, 'the greatest Briton' who ever lived. Whatever one's view, Winston Churchill remains splendidly unreduced. He also remains enormous fun--a cartoonist's and caricaturist's dream on the one hand, one of the most powerful and successful statesmen in modern history on the other. Globally famed for his role as a leader during the Second World War, this study resists the temptation to conflate Churchill's post-war career with Britain's demise on the international stage. Nor does it endorse the notion that Churchill became an anachronism as he lived and continued to work, at a prodigious rate, through his seventies and eighties. As well as being Britain's most celebrated politician and war leader, Winston Churchill was a Nobel Prize-winning author. He was one of the most prolific writers of his age and his accounts of the momentous events through which he lived have indelibly marked the way in which modern British history has been conceptualized. Uniquely endowed with talent, energy and determination, Winston Churchill was, as a close wartime colleague put it, 'unlike anyone you have ever met before'. Ashley Jackson describes the contours and contradictions of Churchill's remarkable life and career as a soldier, politician, historian, journalist, painter, amateur farmer and homemaker. From thrusting subaltern to high-flying politician, Cabinet outcast to elder statesman, this is the eternally fascinating story of Winston Churchill's appointment with destiny"--Publisher's description, p.  of dust jacket.
Ashley Jackson's Yorkshire moors : a love affair by Ashley Jackson ( Book )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 15 libraries worldwide
A brush with Ashley : simple steps to watercolour painting by Ashley Jackson ( Book )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 10 libraries worldwide
Painting the British Isles by Ashley Jackson ( Book )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Nowhere to turn the failure to protect civilians in Afghanistan by Ashley Jackson ( Book )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
This paper does not attempt to address all aspects of the current conflict. It concentrates on those that negatively impact civilians, particularly in the context of transition to Afghan responsibility for security. While this paper primarily focuses on the actions and strategy of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) and Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF), it is important to remember that armed opposition groups (AOG), who are stronger and control more territory than at any time since 2001, also have clear obligations under international humanitarian law (IHL) to protect civilians. As such, this paper will make reference to AOG actions and issue recommendations to AOG where applicable.
Watershed in a colonial backwater? : the Bechuanaland Protectorate during the Second World War by Ashley Jackson ( Book )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
High stakes girls' education in Afghanistan by Ashley Jackson ( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Millions of girls have entered school in Afghanistan, since the fall of the Taliban in 2001. It is one of the few good news stories of the last nine years. However, the deteriorating security situation and the international community's focus on stabilization and counter-insurgency rather than on long-term development means this good news story is in danger of turning bad. A new approach from both the Afghan government and donors is urgently required to hold onto the gains that have been made. This report is based on field research carried out in the summer of 2010 in 17 provinces out of a total of 34 in Afghanistan. It was conducted by Oxfam and 15 partner organizations, including 13 Afghan non-governmental organizations (NGOs) plus CARE and Swedish Committee of Afghanistan (SCA).
Polish modern. Program II new directions in Polish music since 1945 ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2011 and held by 1 library worldwide
Mad dogs and Englishmen : a grand tour of the British Empire at its height, 1850-1945 ( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Third-Order Optical Nonlinearities of Singlewall Carbon Nanotubes for Nonlinear Transmission Limiting Application ( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Third-order nonlinear susceptibility of single wall carbon nanotubes thin film was measured to be ~1.4 x 10(exp -16) sq m/V2. The nonlinear transmission limiting threshold of carbon SWNT was ~20 MW/sq cm with visible and nanosecond laser excitation.
Tswana war poetry. Part one by Ashley Jackson ( Book )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Academic achievement Afghanistan Afghan War (2001-) Armed Forces Armies, Colonial Art Art Bass clarinet and violin music Biography Botswana Churchill, Winston,--1874-1965 Colonies Colonies--Administration Colonies--Military readiness Commonwealth countries Decolonization England--Yorkshire Girls--Education Great Britain Great Britain.--Army Great Britain.--Royal Navy Guitar music Harp music History Indian Ocean Indian Ocean Region Jackson, Ashley Landscape painting Landscape painting, English Laudatory poetry, Tswana Mauritius Military history Music--Instruction and study Naval history Organ music Piano music Pictorial works Poland Quartets (Piano, clarinet, trombone, double bass) Reading (Elementary) Social history Sources Statesmen Strategic aspects of individual places String quartets Tswana poetry Violoncello music War--Protection of civilians Watercolor painting--Technique World War (1939-1945)