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The Unknowns

The Unknowns [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 080214926X
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Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press
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The award-winning combat historian and author of Washington’s Immortals honors the Unknown Soldier with this “gripping story” of America’s part in WWI (Washington Times). The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is sacred ground at Arlington National Cemetery. Originally constructed in 1921 to hold one of the thousands of unidentified American soldiers lost in World War I, it now receives millions of visitors each year. “With exhaustive research and fluid prose,” historian Patrick O’Donnell illuminates the saga behind the creation of the Tomb itself, and the stories of the soldiers who took part in its consecration (Wall Street Journal). When the first Unknown Soldier was laid to rest in Arlington, General John Pershing selected eight of America’s most decorated veterans to serve as Body Bearers. These men appropriately spanned America’s service branches and specialties. Their ranks include a cowboy who relived the charge of the light brigade, an American Indian who heroically breached mountains of German barbed wire, a salty New Englander who dueled a U-boat for hours in a fierce gunfight, a tough New Yorker who sacrificed his body to save his ship, and an indomitable gunner who, though blinded by gas, nonetheless overcame five machine-gun nests. In telling the stories of these brave men, O’Donnell shines a light on the service of all veterans, including the hero they brought home. Their stories present an intimate narrative of America’s involvement in the Great War, transporting readers into the midst of dramatic battles that ultimately decided the conflict.

Letter To An Unknown Soldier: A New Kind of War Memorial

Letter To An Unknown Soldier: A New Kind of War Memorial [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0008116857
Author: Kate Pullinger,Neil Bartlett
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
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Letter To An Unknown Soldier: A New Kind of War Memorial by Kate Pullinger,Neil Bartlett Book Resume:

On Platform One of Paddington Station in London, there is a statue of an unknown soldier; he’s reading a letter. On the hundredth anniversary of the declaration of war everyone in the country was invited to take a moment and write that letter. A selection of those letters are published here, in a new kind of war memorial – one made only of words.

Kitchener's Last Volunteer

Kitchener's Last Volunteer [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1907195297
Author: Dennis Goodwin,Henry Allingham
Publisher: Random House
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Kitchener's Last Volunteer by Dennis Goodwin,Henry Allingham Book Resume:

Henry Allingham is the last British serviceman alive to have volunteered for active duty in the First World War and is one of very few people who can directly recall the horror of that conflict. In Kitchener's Last Volunteer, he vividly recaptures how life was lived in the Edwardian era and how it was altered irrevocably by the slaughter of millions of men in the Great War, and by the subsequent coming of the modern age. Henry is unique in that he saw action on land, sea and in the air with the British Naval Air Service. He was present at the Battle of Jutland in 1916 with the British Grand Fleet and went on to serve on the Western Front. He befriended several of the young pilots who would lose their lives, and he himself suffered the privations of the front line under fire. In recent years, Henry was given the opportunity to tell his remarkable story to a wider audience through a BBC documentary, and he has since become a hero to many, meeting royalty and having many honours bestowed upon him. This is the touching story of an ordinary man's extraordinary life - one who has outlived six monarchs and twenty-one prime ministers, and who represents a last link to a vital point in our nation's history.

On Hallowed Ground

On Hallowed Ground [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9780802719782
Author: Robert M. Poole
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
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On Hallowed Ground opens with the long-delayed funeral of four servicemen, brought home for final honors at Arlington National Cemetery almost forty years after they disappeared in Vietnam. To understand how this tradition of extraordinary care for our war dead began, Robert Poole traces the founding of Arlington Cemetery on what had been the family plantation of Robert E. Lee. After resigning his commission in the U.S. Army, Lee left Arlington to command the Army of Northern Virginia. Arlington, strategic to the defense of Washington, D.C., became a U.S. Army headquarters and a cemetery for indigent Civil War soldiers before Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton made it the new national cemetery. Initially, there was no honor attached to being buried at Arlington; this began to change after the war, as the Union gathered thousands of hastily-buried casualties from nearby battlefields and reinterred them at Arlington, where they received the honors of a grateful nation. But the rites, rituals, and reverence associated with Arlington evolved over the next hundred years, paid through the blood of those who fought in the Spanish-American War, World Wars I and II, the Korean War, the Cold War, Vietnam, Desert Storm, and Iraq and Afghanistan. Robert Poole paints an intimate, behind-the-scenes picture of the history and day-to-day operations of Arlington National Cemetery.

Spitz and Fisher's Medicolegal Investigation of Death

Spitz and Fisher's Medicolegal Investigation of Death [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0398093121
Author: Werner U. Spitz,Francisco J. Diaz
Publisher: Charles C Thomas Publisher
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This is not just a new edition but a different book, emphasizing trauma and wound analysis. The addition of a new co-editor, Dr. Francisco J. Diaz, has brought new ideas to this fifth edition. A chapter by Doctor Jan Leetsma, world-renowned neuropathologist, has also been included. Doctor Leetsma’s vast experience in forensic neuropathology will certainly enhance this book. Several chapters have been eliminated that are no longer applicable or which are adequately covered in other publications. Over time, in the past 48 years, since this book was first published, Medicolegal Investigation of Death has been dubbed the “Bible of Forensic Pathology.” The fifth edition includes over 600 case reports and hundreds of color photographs. The cases are from files the authors have personally handled. According to author Spitz, “We have found many times analysis of small wounds will lead to understanding of a giant case—like the case in Hawaii, where a body was found under a full-size van, with a thread mark on the cheek consistent with having been hit with a black pipe used for gas lines that were found in a bucket in the rear of the van. As it turned out, this was a murder, not an accident.” The book is full of such cases. This book will help you understand the details of injuries and how a person was injured and how they died and how these injuries, perhaps at first blush possibly seemingly insignificant, can shed new light on a case. Medicolegal Investigation of Death now embraces not just basic forensic pathology but also includes death during restraint, conscious pain and suffering and new concepts related to the interpretation of injuries by detailed wound analysis. The continued use of simple, non-technical terminology makes this book a truly unique treatise and source of information.

Remembering War the American Way

Remembering War the American Way [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1588344517
Author: G. Kurt Piehler
Publisher: Smithsonian Institution
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Remembering War the American Way by G. Kurt Piehler Book Resume:

Wars do not fully end when the shooting stops. As G. Kurt Piehler reveals in this book, after every conflict from the Revolution to the Persian Gulf War, Americans have argued about how and for what deeds and heroes wars should be remembered. Drawing on sources ranging from government documents to Embalmer's Monthly, Piehler recounts efforts to commemorate wars by erecting monuments, designating holidays, forming veterans' organizations, and establishing national cemetaries. The federal government, he contends, initially sidestepped funding for memorials, thereby leaving the determination of how and whom to honor in the hands of those with ready money—and those who responded to them. In one instance, monuments to “Yankee heroes” erected by the Daughters of the American Revolution were countered by immigrant groups, who added such figures as Casimir Pulaski and Thaddeus Kosciusko to the record of the war. Piehler argues that the conflict between these groups is emblematic of the ongoing reinterpretation of wars by majority and minority groups, and by successive generations. Demonstrating that the battles over the Vietnam Veterans Memorial are not unique in American history, Remembering War the American Way reveals that the memory of war is intrinsically bound to the pluralistic definition of national identity.

an unknown soldier

an unknown soldier [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1781326584
Author: Peter Morse
Publisher: SilverWood Books
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an unknown soldier by Peter Morse Book Resume:

An army veteran looks back on his life as he waits for a taxi that will take him to the old people's home which will become his home.

Year 2150

Year 2150 [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1480925195
Author: Kevin S. Kim
Publisher: Dorrance Publishing
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Year 2150By: Kevin S. Kim Damon Brown was only a teenager when there was an outbreak. People were infected, crops were drying up and society was going to hell. He found himself alone with only his adopted brother for company. Both of them were on the run from a band of evil scientists. That was until they were rescued by a renegade army. The army taught the brothers about their supernatural lineages and how to defend their land. The safe haven did not last very long. The introduction of new faces combined with hidden agendas made for a treacherous war zone.

Red Badge of Courage

Red Badge of Courage [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 014195535X
Author: Stephen Crane
Publisher: Penguin UK
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Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane Book Resume:

Henry Fleming dreams of the thrill of battle and performing heroic deeds in the American Civil War. But his illusions are shattered when he comes face to face with the bloodshed and horrors of war. Now he's a raw recruit, Henry experiences both fear and self-doubt. Will war make Henry a coward or a hero? A vivid fictionalised account of the experiences of an ordinary innocent young soldier on the battlefields of the American Civil War, introduced by American writer, illustrator and historian, Wendell Minor.

The Things They Carried

The Things They Carried [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0547420293
Author: Tim O'Brien
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien Book Resume:

A classic work of American literature that has not stopped changing minds and lives since it burst onto the literary scene, The Things They Carried is a ground-breaking meditation on war, memory, imagination, and the redemptive power of storytelling. The Things They Carried depicts the men of Alpha Company: Jimmy Cross, Henry Dobbins, Rat Kiley, Mitchell Sanders, Norman Bowker, Kiowa, and the character Tim O’Brien, who has survived his tour in Vietnam to become a father and writer at the age of forty-three. Taught everywhere—from high school classrooms to graduate seminars in creative writing—it has become required reading for any American and continues to challenge readers in their perceptions of fact and fiction, war and peace, courage and fear and longing. The Things They Carried won France's prestigious Prix du Meilleur Livre Etranger and the Chicago Tribune Heartland Prize; it was also a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award.

A Lonely Death

A Lonely Death [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9780062034687
Author: Charles Todd
Publisher: Harper Collins
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“Todd’s Ian Rutledge mysteries are among the most intelligent and affecting being written these days.” —Washington Post Critics have called Charles Todd’s historical mystery series featuring shell-shocked World War One veteran Inspector Ian Rutledge “remarkable” (New York Times Book Review), “heart-breaking” (Chicago Tribune), “fresh and original” (South Florida Sun-Sentinel). In A Lonely Death, the haunted investigator is back in action, trying to solve the murders of three ex-soldiers in a small English village. A true master of evocative and atmospheric British crime fiction, Charles Todd reaches breathtaking new heights with A Lonely Death—a thrilling tale of the darkness in men’s souls that will have fans of Elizabeth George, Martha Grimes, and Anne Perry cheering.

Citizen Soldiers

Citizen Soldiers [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1476740259
Author: Stephen E. Ambrose
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
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From Stephen E. Ambrose, bestselling author of Band of Brothers and D-Day, the inspiring story of the ordinary men of the U.S. army in northwest Europe from the day after D-Day until the end of the bitterest days of World War II. In this riveting account, historian Stephen E. Ambrose continues where he left off in his #1 bestseller D-Day. Citizen Soldiers opens at 0001 hours, June 7, 1944, on the Normandy beaches, and ends at 0245 hours, May 7, 1945, with the allied victory. It is biography of the US Army in the European Theater of Operations, and Ambrose again follows the individual characters of this noble, brutal, and tragic war. From the high command down to the ordinary soldier, Ambrose draws on hundreds of interviews to re-create the war experience with startling clarity and immediacy. From the hedgerows of Normandy to the overrunning of Germany, Ambrose tells the real story of World War II from the perspective of the men and women who fought it.

How to Teach Filthy Rich Girls

How to Teach Filthy Rich Girls [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0446197238
Author: Zoey Dean
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
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How to Teach Filthy Rich Girls by Zoey Dean Book Resume:

Rose and Sage Baker, 17-year-old orphan twins with more money than God, are living the good life in decadent Palm Beach, Florida. Life is grand--until their purse string-controlling grandmother is infuriated by a Vanity Fair profile of the girls' unsavory exploits. Now, they'll lose their inheritances if they don't get into ultra-selective Duke University. Enter Megan Simms, a brainy, recent Yale grad who's drowning in school debt. For $75,000 dollars--enough to pay back her loans-- she must ensure the girls are accepted at Duke. This is no small feat, given that the twins cannot sit still longer than it takes to down a glass of Cristal. Megan is going to have to learn her Pucci from her Prada, and play by a whole different set of rules if she's going to whip these two into academic shape. Along the way, she just might discover that the twins aren't the only ones getting an education.

Black Power in Bermuda

Black Power in Bermuda [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0230102182
Author: Q. Swan
Publisher: Springer
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Black Power in Bermuda by Q. Swan Book Resume:

This book examines the impact of Black Power on the British colony of Bermuda, where the 1972-73 assassinations of its British Police Commissioner and Governor reflected the Movement's denouncement of British imperialism and the island's racist and oligarchic society.

Military Aspects of the Israeli-Arab Conflict

Military Aspects of the Israeli-Arab Conflict [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9781412828680
Author: Louis Williams
Publisher: Transaction Publishers
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Military Aspects of the Israeli-Arab Conflict by Louis Williams Book Resume:

The Arab-Israeli conflict is fraught with political complexity. It entails long-standing, entrenched views on the part of all the participants, direct and indirect, and is heavily charged with emotion. It is a subject of great political and military actuality. The Middle East is fast becoming a testing ground for modern weapons systems and for modern, conventional war doctrines, a recent example being the Yom Kippur War. Most publications--articles, papers, books--on the war were produced while sentiments were still high and the armies still formulating their conclusions. Confusion, controversy, and emotions eclipsed clarity. An international symposium was held two years after the war to objectively debate the war, its lessons, and the Middle East conflict in general. This book contains all of the speeches and papers presented at that symposium plus a record of three related events. These were question-and-answer sessions with Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, Foreign Minister Yigal Allon, and Jerusalem Mayor Teddy Kollek. These interviews, along with the symposium, contribute to an understanding of the Middle East conflict and of the thinking and personalities of key figures in Israeli life and politics. "Contents and Contributors: " OPENING CEREMONY Shimon Peres THE ART OF WAR -- EAST AND WEST Saadia Amiel, Uzi Eilam, Amnon Sella, Edward Luttwak, Kenneth Hunt, Moshe Arens, Daniel Shimshoni QUESTION AND ANSWER SESSION Teddy Kollek MILITARY REPORTING IN CLOSED AND OPEN SOCIETIES Dina Goren, Michael Elkins, Arnon Zuckerman SUPERPOWER COMPETITION IN THE MIDDLE EAST Abraham Becker, Arnold Horelick, Geoffrey Kemp, Nissan Oren, Haim Bar-kai, Haim Shaked QUESTION AND ANSWER SESSION Yigal Allon MILITARY BALANCE OF POWER IN THE MIDDLE EAST Shimon Shamir, David Kochav, Shlomo Gazit, Yehezkel Dror, Matityahu Mayzel, Mor-dechai Gur MEET THE PRESS Yitzhak Rabin THE YOM KIPPUR WAR: A REVIEW OF THE MAIN BATTLES IN RETROSPECT -- AND THEIR LESSONS Benyamin Telem, Binyamin Peled, David Elazar, Haim Bar Lev

The Prize

The Prize [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1434978664
Author: ,
Publisher: Dorrance Publishing
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Unknown Valor

Unknown Valor [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0062853872
Author: Martha MacCallum
Publisher: HarperCollins
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Unknown Valor by Martha MacCallum Book Resume:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER. In honor of the 75th Anniversary of one of the most critical battles of World War II, the popular primetime Fox News anchor of The Story with Martha MacCallum pays tribute to the heroic men who sacrificed everything at Iwo Jima to defeat the Armed Forces of Emperor Hirohito—among them, a member of her own family, Harry Gray. Admiral Chester Nimitz spoke of the “uncommon valor” of the men who fought on Iwo Jima, one of the bloodiest and most brutal battles of World War II. In thirty-six grueling days, nearly 7,000 Marines were killed and 22,000 were wounded. Martha MacCallum takes us from Pearl Harbor to Iwo Jima through the lives of these men of valor, among them Harry Gray, a member of her own family. In Unknown Valor, she weaves their stories—from Boston, Massachusetts, to Gulfport, Mississippi, as told through letters and recollections—into the larger history of what American military leaders rightly saw as an eventual showdown in the Pacific with Japan. In a relentless push through the jungles of Guadalcanal, over the coral reefs of Tarawa, past the bloody ridge of Peleliu, against the banzai charges of Guam, and to the cliffs of Saipan, these men were on a path that ultimately led to the black sands of Iwo Jima, the doorstep of the Japanese Empire. Meticulously researched, heart-wrenching, and illuminating, Unknown Valor reveals the sacrifices of ordinary Marines who saved the world from tyranny and left indelible marks on those back home who loved them.

Allah's Mountains

Allah's Mountains [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0857730762
Author: Sebastian Smith
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
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Allah's Mountains by Sebastian Smith Book Resume:

Ancient travellers called the Caucasus the mountain of languages. Greeks, Persians, Romans, Goths, Arabs, Mongols and Turks have all passed through the region; poets and artists have been inspired by its rugged beauty and yet its history is a tragic one - for centuries it has been ravaged by virtually continuous war. Every 50 years, it seems, Russia attempts to take control of this hugely strategic part of the world - sandwiched as it is between Iran, Turkey and Russia and crossed by some of the most valuable oil pipelines in the world. The latest conflict to sweep across the area began when Vladimir Putin invaded Chechnya in 1999. Thousands of Russian soldiers and thousands more Chechens - both rebels and civilians - died and Chechnya's towns and cities were bombed beyond recognition. Sebastian Smith travelled to Chechnya during this period. A mixture of travelogue, history and war journalism, Allah's Mountains tells the story of the conflict between this nation of mountain tribes and the might of the Russian army. A moving example of how history can be written. Smith's account of the historical background to the conflict reads like a novel, but better, because it also has the intimacy and immediacy of an eyewitness account. He has given us a memorable, well-researched account of a peculiarly horrible war. - Literary Review This is a riveting book, written with almost seemless elegance. - International Affairs

The Vietnam War

The Vietnam War [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1119129214
Author: Edward Miller
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
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The Vietnam War by Edward Miller Book Resume:

The Vietnam War is an outstanding collection of primarydocuments related to America’s conflict in Vietnam whichincludes a balance of original American and Vietnameseperspectives, providing a uniquely varied range of insights intoboth American and Vietnamese experiences. Includes substantial non-American content, including manyoriginal English translations of Vietnamese-authored texts whichshowcase the diversity and complexity of Vietnamese experiencesduring the war Contains original American documents germane to the continuingdebates about the causes, consequences and morality of the USintervention Incorporates personal histories of individual Americans andVietnamese Introductory headnotes place each document in context Features a range of non-textual documents, including iconicphotographs and political cartoons

The Indistinct Human in Renaissance Literature

The Indistinct Human in Renaissance Literature [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1137015691
Author: J. Feerick,V. Nardizzi
Publisher: Springer
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The Indistinct Human in Renaissance Literature by J. Feerick,V. Nardizzi Book Resume:

Argues for the necessity of a re-articulation of the differences that separated man from other forms of life. The essays in this collection argue for recognition of the persistently indistinct nature of humans, who cannot be finally divided ontologically or epistemologically from other forms of matter.