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Deterring Armageddon: A Biography of NATO

the "astonishingly fine history" of the world's most successful military alliance

«an impressive chronicle, rich in anecdote, of Nato's history from its uncertain founding amid the wreckage of post-second world war Europe to the present day ... Several themes recur in Apps' well-paced narrative of the backroom deals, political posturing, big personalities, and recurring crises that have tested Nato ever since.»

Financial Times
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Detaljer

Forlag
Wildfire
Innbinding
Innbundet
Språk
Engelsk
Sider
624
ISBN
9781035405756
Utgivelsesår
2024
Format
24 x 16 cm

Om forfatteren

Peter Apps is global affairs commentator at Reuters, a British Army reservist and executive director of pop-up think tank the Project for Study of the 21st Century (PS21). Peter has reported from across the world as Reuters political risk and global defence correspondent, and was appointed a Reuters columnist in 2016. He undertook reserve military training with both the British and U.S. armies and more recently as a UK specialist army reservist, providing advice, analysis and training and serving two full-time tours of duty during the Covid-19 pandemic and Ukraine war. He is the author of two successful Kindle Singles, Before Ebola (2014) and Churchill in the Trenches (2015).

Anmeldelser

«an impressive chronicle, rich in anecdote, of Nato's history from its uncertain founding amid the wreckage of post-second world war Europe to the present day ... Several themes recur in Apps' well-paced narrative of the backroom deals, political posturing, big personalities, and recurring crises that have tested Nato ever since.»

Financial Times

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Fascinating ... We should be very grateful to Peter Apps ... for writing a thorough history of NATO from birth in 1949 to today

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Daily Mail

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Explains in absorbing detail the conception, birth and life [of NATO] so far ... an astonishingly fine history.

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Country Life

«A masterful portrait of an organisation often misunderstood but absolutely central to much of contemporary international politics ... expertly crafted.»

Irish Independent

«Peter Apps has created a quintessential guide for understanding NATO, from its historical development to its future pathways... Deterring Armageddon is a must-read as we enter a new era of heightened global risk and shock events.»

Dr Maha Hosain Aziz

«Compelling and informative - a must-read for anyone serious about understanding both the history and future of Western military strategy.»

Anna-Joy Rickard, the Great British Foreign Affairs Podcast

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'Excellent ... Peter Apps's account is longer and more comprehensive, in effect providing a history of the big transatlantic policy debates since 1945, with surprisingly little left out. He covers the ground efficiently, enlivening the discussion with vivid pen portraits of the key characters.

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Lawrence Freedman, THE TLS

«A well-researched, highly readable account of the military, strategic - and indeed personal - twists and turns in NATO's history ... fascinating and enthralling ... relevant and important

Lord Robertson, former NATO Secretary General, The House magazine

«Utterly eye-opening - compelling, haunting and continually illuminating. As Peter Apps so brilliantly demonstrates in this gripping book, the story of the NATO alliance is in many ways a parallel global history of the last 75 years. As well as all the outbreaks of seething tension between the US and its European allies - and the counter-moves of rival powers - this is also an account of just how often in those postwar years that we all stood on the edge of the most terrible abyss. With mesmerising fluency, and dazzling research, Apps follows the criss-crossing threads of the Cold War and beyond. Those threads converge in our shadowed present, and the conflict in Ukraine. In order to fathom today's dark world, Apps has explored a labyrinth of once-classified history, and he brings dazzling clarity. »

Sinclair McKay

«Hugely impressive»

Independent

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