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The Royal Navy and the German Threat, 1901-1914: Admiralty Plans to Protect British Trade in a War Against Germany

Matthew S. Seligmann

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199574032
eISBN:
9780191741432
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199574032.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Military History

This book examines the way in which the prospect of a wartime German assault on British seaborne commerce influenced the development of British naval policy in the run up to the First World War. It ... More


Reconceiving Realism: Intelligence Historians and the Fact/Fiction Dichotomy

Simon Willmetts

in Intelligence Studies in Britain and the US: Historiography since 1945

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780748646272
eISBN:
9780748684496
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748646272.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines both the methodological and epistemological implications of the fact/fiction dichotomy in historical approaches to intelligence. It argues that the divide is an artificial one, ... More


Intelligence and ‘Official History’

Christopher Baxter and Keith Jeffery

in Intelligence Studies in Britain and the US: Historiography since 1945

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780748646272
eISBN:
9780748684496
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748646272.003.0017
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter reviews the place of intelligence in post-Second World War Official Histories (and some analogous productions) and the current ‘state of the art’, as represented by the recent Official ... More


A Shared History of Successes and Excesses

Damien Van Puyvelde

in Outsourcing US Intelligence: Contractors and Government Accountability

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781474450225
eISBN:
9781474465267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474450225.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter provides an in-depth account of the relationship between the U.S. intelligence apparatus and its private outriders, from the earliest days of the Republic to the end of the Cold War. ... More


Bonum Ex Malo: The Value of Legacy of Ashes in Teaching CIA History

Nicholas Dujmovic

in Intelligence Studies in Britain and the US: Historiography since 1945

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780748646272
eISBN:
9780748684496
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748646272.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter considers the lasting impact of the most recently published one-volume history of the CIA, Tim Weiner's Legacy of Ashes (2007). It exposes not only the book's many factual inaccuracies, ... More


FBI Historiography: from Leader to Organisation

Melissa Graves

in Intelligence Studies in Britain and the US: Historiography since 1945

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780748646272
eISBN:
9780748684496
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748646272.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter surveys the defining debates on the historiography of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). It argues that books about the FBI were, for a long time, little more than sycophantic ... More


AI Narratives: A History of Imaginative Thinking about Intelligent Machines

Stephen Cave, Kanta Dihal, and Sarah Dillon (eds)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780198846666
eISBN:
9780191881817
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198846666.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

This book is the first to examine the history of imaginative thinking about intelligent machines. As real artificial intelligence (AI) begins to touch on all aspects of our lives, this long narrative ... More


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