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Crucible of War

Crucible of War [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0307425398
Author: Fred Anderson
Publisher: Vintage
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In this engrossing narrative of the great military conflagration of the mid-eighteenth century, Fred Anderson transports us into the maelstrom of international rivalries. With the Seven Years' War, Great Britain decisively eliminated French power north of the Caribbean — and in the process destroyed an American diplomatic system in which Native Americans had long played a central, balancing role — permanently changing the political and cultural landscape of North America. Anderson skillfully reveals the clash of inherited perceptions the war created when it gave thousands of American colonists their first experience of real Englishmen and introduced them to the British cultural and class system. We see colonists who assumed that they were partners in the empire encountering British officers who regarded them as subordinates and who treated them accordingly. This laid the groundwork in shared experience for a common view of the world, of the empire, and of the men who had once been their masters. Thus, Anderson shows, the war taught George Washington and other provincials profound emotional lessons, as well as giving them practical instruction in how to be soldiers. Depicting the subsequent British efforts to reform the empire and American resistance — the riots of the Stamp Act crisis and the nearly simultaneous pan-Indian insurrection called Pontiac's Rebellion — as postwar developments rather than as an anticipation of the national independence that no one knew lay ahead (or even desired), Anderson re-creates the perspectives through which contemporaries saw events unfold while they tried to preserve imperial relationships. Interweaving stories of kings and imperial officers with those of Indians, traders, and the diverse colonial peoples, Anderson brings alive a chapter of our history that was shaped as much by individual choices and actions as by social, economic, and political forces.

Cold War Crucible

Cold War Crucible [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0674967046
Author: Masuda Hajimu
Publisher: Harvard University Press
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Cold War Crucible by Masuda Hajimu Book Resume:

After World War II, the major powers faced social upheaval at home and anti-colonial wars around the globe. Alarmed by conflict in Korea that could change U.S.-Soviet relations from chilly to nuclear, ordinary people and policymakers created a fantasy of a bipolar Cold War world in which global and domestic order was paramount, Masuda Hajimu shows.

Pacific Crucible: War at Sea in the Pacific, 1941-1942 (Vol. 1)

Pacific Crucible: War at Sea in the Pacific, 1941-1942 (Vol. 1) [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0393083179
Author: Ian W. Toll
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
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Pacific Crucible: War at Sea in the Pacific, 1941-1942 (Vol. 1) by Ian W. Toll Book Resume:

Winner of the Northern California Book Award for Nonfiction "Both a serious work of history…and a marvelously readable dramatic narrative." —San Francisco Chronicle On the first Sunday in December 1941, an armada of Japanese warplanes appeared suddenly over Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, and devastated the U.S. Pacific Fleet. Six months later, in a sea fight north of the tiny atoll of Midway, four Japanese aircraft carriers were sent into the abyss, a blow that destroyed the offensive power of their fleet. Pacific Crucible—through a dramatic narrative relying predominantly on primary sources and eyewitness accounts of heroism and sacrifice from both navies—tells the epic tale of these first searing months of the Pacific war, when the U.S. Navy shook off the worst defeat in American military history to seize the strategic initiative.

Mau Mau Crucible of War

Mau Mau Crucible of War [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1498506992
Author: Nicholas K. Githuku
Publisher: Lexington Books
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Mau Mau Crucible of War by Nicholas K. Githuku Book Resume:

Mau Mau Crucible of War is a study of the social and cultural history of the mentalité of struggle in Kenya, which reached a peak during the Mau Mau War of the 1950s. This struggle continues to resonate in Kenya today through the ongoing demand for a decent standard of living and social justice for all.

Crucible of the Civil War

Crucible of the Civil War [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0813930499
Author: Edward L. Ayers,Gary W. Gallagher,Andrew J. Torget
Publisher: University of Virginia Press
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Crucible of the Civil War by Edward L. Ayers,Gary W. Gallagher,Andrew J. Torget Book Resume:

Crucible of the Civil War offers an illuminating portrait of the state’s wartime economic, political, and social institutions. Weighing in on contentious issues within established scholarship while also breaking ground in areas long neglected by scholars, the contributors examine such concerns as the war’s effect on slavery in the state, the wartime intersection of race and religion, and the development of Confederate social networks. They also shed light on topics long disputed by historians, such as Virginia’s decision to secede from the Union, the development of Confederate nationalism, and how Virginians chose to remember the war after its close.

Crucible of Command

Crucible of Command [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0306822466
Author: William C. Davis
Publisher: Da Capo Press
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A dual biography and a fresh approach to the always compelling subject of these two iconic leaders—how they fashioned a distinctly American war, and a lasting peace, that fundamentally changed our nation

Normandy Crucible

Normandy Crucible [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1101516615
Author: John Prados
Publisher: Penguin
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Normandy Crucible by John Prados Book Resume:

A military intelligence expert examines the most formative battle of World War II. The Battle of Normandy was the greatest offensive campaign the world had ever seen. Millions of soldiers battling for control of Europe were thrust onto the front lines of a massive war unlike any experienced in history. But the greatest of clashes would prove to be the crucible in which the outcome of World War II would be decided. Author John Prados tells the story of how and why the tactics and battle plans of Normandy proved so formative, and reconstructs the climactic Allied Normandy breakout from both sides of the battle lines.

Organized Patriotism and the Crucible of War

Organized Patriotism and the Crucible of War [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0773587322
Author: Matthew C. Hendley
Publisher: McGill-Queen\'s Press - MQUP
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Organized Patriotism and the Crucible of War by Matthew C. Hendley Book Resume:

Patriotic organizations in prewar Britain are often blamed for the public's enthusiastic response to the outbreak of World War One. The wartime experience of these same organizations is insufficiently understood. In Organized Patriotism and the Crucible of War, Matthew Hendley examines how the stresses and strains of the Great War radically reshaped popular patriotism and imperialism in Britain after 1918. Using insights from gender history and recent accounts of associational life in early twentieth-century Britain, Hendley compares the wartime and postwar histories of three major patriotic organizations founded between 1901 and 1902 - the National Service League, the League of the Empire, and the Victoria League. He shows how the National Service League, strongly masculinist and supportive of militaristic aims, floundered in wartime. Conversely, the League of the Empire and the Victoria League, with strong female memberships, goals related to education and hospitality, and a language emphasizing metaphors of family, home, and kinship prospered in wartime and beyond into the 1920s. Organized Patriotism and the Crucible of War is a richly detailed study of women's roles in Britain during the height of popular imperialism, as well as a major contribution to our understanding of the continuities in Britain before and after the First World War.

Leadership in the Crucible

Leadership in the Crucible [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1603446788
Author: Kenneth Earl Hamburger
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
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Leadership in the Crucible by Kenneth Earl Hamburger Book Resume:

In this examination of combat leadership at all levels, Hamburger details the actions of the American 23rd Infantry Regiment and the French Bataillon de Coree at the pivotal battles of Twin Tunnels and Chipyongni in1951.

We Survived War's Crucible

We Survived War's Crucible [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9781434329684
Author: Donald P. Smith
Publisher: AuthorHouse
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We Survived War's Crucible by Donald P. Smith Book Resume:

WE SURVIVED WARS CRUCIBLE A true Story of Imprisonment and Rescue In World War II Philippines A large pit is ready for the mass execution of 2,147 prisoners in the Los Baos concentration camp. At dawn, paratroopers of the 11th Airborne drop from the sky. Filipino guerillas overpower Japanese guards. During the night, fifty-four amphibious tractors have crossed the large lake, around Japanese lines. They arrive, and take all the prisoners to safety. It is one of the most perfectly executed rescues of World War II. That is but the climax of the exciting story Stephen Smith tells, of his captivity in the Philippines, with his wife Viola, and teen age son Paul. It begins as he enters Manila Bay on a Coast Guard cutter, while bombs are dropping, and sunken ships are still burning. The family lives under house arrest by the Japanese Army in Manila for two and one half years. With no connections to banks in the U.S., Stephen must find enough money to buy food for 70 fellow missionary prisoners. Daring young Paul, gets a big bang out of celebrating the fourth of July, right in front of his armed Japanese captors. A hardened Japanese veteran of Manchuria, China and Bataan, reveals his hidden humanity. While others are being beheaded in Fort Santiago, a Japanese guard risks his own life to spare the life of a Filipino friend. At risk of his life, Stephen provides an American flag to a Filipipno guerilla for use in signaling American submarines. In all this struggle, how can the Smiths find the physical, emotional and spiritual resources to survive the crucible of war? This book tells how.

Crucible of Gold

Crucible of Gold [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0345522885
Author: Naomi Novik
Publisher: Del Rey
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“An absorbing adventure.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review) Former Aerial Corps captain Will Laurence and his faithful dragon, Temeraire, have been put out to pasture in Australia—and it seems their part in the war has ended just when they are needed most. The French have invaded Spain, forged an alliance with Africa’s powerful Tswana empire, and brought revolution to Brazil. With Britain’s last desperate hope of defeating Napoleon in peril, the government that sidelined Laurence swiftly offers to reinstate him, convinced that he’s the best man to enter the fray and negotiate peace. So the pair embark for Brazil, only to meet with a string of unmitigated disasters that forces them to make an unexpected landing in the hostile territory of the Incan empire. With the success of the mission balanced on a razor’s edge, an old enemy appears and threatens to tip the scales toward ruin. Yet even in the midst of disaster, opportunity may lurk—for one bold enough to grasp it. “Captivating . . . compelling reading . . . [an] action-packed narrative [with] lively, uniquely drawn characters and intriguing takes on history.”—Tor.com Includes a preview of the next book in the Temeraire series, Blood of Tyrants.

God's Crucible: Islam and the Making of Europe, 570-1215

God's Crucible: Islam and the Making of Europe, 570-1215 [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9780393067903
Author: David Levering Lewis
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
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God's Crucible: Islam and the Making of Europe, 570-1215 by David Levering Lewis Book Resume:

From the two-time Pulitzer Prize–winning author, God’s Crucible brings to life “a furiously complex age” (New York Times Book Review). Resonating as profoundly today as when it was first published to widespread critical acclaim a decade ago, God’s Crucible is a bold portrait of Islamic Spain and the birth of modern Europe from one of our greatest historians. David Levering Lewis’s narrative, filled with accounts of some of the most epic battles in world history, reveals how cosmopolitan, Muslim al-Andalus flourished—a beacon of cooperation and tolerance—while proto-Europe floundered in opposition to Islam, making virtues out of hereditary aristocracy, religious intolerance, perpetual war, and slavery. This masterful history begins with the fall of the Persian and Roman empires, followed by the rise of the prophet Muhammad and five centuries of engagement between the Muslim imperium and an emerging Europe. Essential and urgent, God’s Crucible underscores the importance of these early, world-altering events whose influence remains as current as today’s headlines.

The Culture of the Seven Years' War

The Culture of the Seven Years' War [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1442696354
Author: Frans de Bruyn,Shaun Regan
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
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The Culture of the Seven Years' War by Frans de Bruyn,Shaun Regan Book Resume:

The Seven Years’ War (1756–1763) was the decisive conflict of the eighteenth century – Winston Churchill called it the first “world war” – and the clash which forever changed the course of North American history. Yet compared with other momentous conflicts like the Napoleonic Wars or the First World War, the cultural impact of the Seven Years’ War remains woefully understudied. The Culture of the Seven Years’ War is the first collection of essays to take a broad interdisciplinary and multinational approach to this important global conflict. Rather than focusing exclusively on political, diplomatic, or military issues, this collection examines the impact of representation, identity, and conceptions and experiences of empire. With essays by notable scholars that address the war’s impact in Europe and the Atlantic world, this volume is sure to become essential reading for those interested in the relationship between war, culture, and the arts.

Island at War

Island at War [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1626740879
Author: Jorge Rodríguez Beruff,José L. Bolívar Fresneda
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
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Island at War by Jorge Rodríguez Beruff,José L. Bolívar Fresneda Book Resume:

Despite Puerto Rico being the hub of the United States' naval response to the German blockade of the Caribbean, there is very little published scholarship on the island's heavy involvement in the global conflict of World War II. Recently, a new generation of scholars has been compiling interdisciplinary research with fresh insights about the profound wartime changes, which in turn generated conditions for the rapid economic, social, and political development of postwar Puerto Rico. The island's subsequent transformation cannot be adequately grasped without tracing its roots to the war years. Island at War brings together outstanding new research on Puerto Rico and makes it accessible in English. It covers ten distinct topics written by nine distinguished scholars from the Caribbean and beyond. Contributors include experts in the fields of history, political science, sociology, literature, journalism, communications, and engineering. Topics include US strategic debate and war planning for the Caribbean on the eve of World War II, Puerto Rico as the headquarters of the Caribbean Sea frontier, war and political transition in Puerto Rico, the war economy of Puerto Rico, the German blockade of the Caribbean in 1942, and the story of a Puerto Rican officer in the Second World War and Korea. With these essays and others, Island at War represents the cutting edge of scholarship on the role of Puerto Rico and the Caribbean in World War II and its aftermath.

A Southern Writer and the Civil War

A Southern Writer and the Civil War [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1498502024
Author: Jeffery J. Rogers
Publisher: Lexington Books
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A Southern Writer and the Civil War by Jeffery J. Rogers Book Resume:

This book lies at the intersection of Civil War history and the history of American literature. Rogers challenges prevailing assumptions about the nature of Southern identity during the American Civil War and describes an important period in the life of William Gilmore Simms, one of nineteenth-century America's most widely read authors.

The Angel of the Revolution: A Tale of the Coming Terror

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Author: George Chetwynd Griffith
Publisher: Good Press
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The Angel of the Revolution: A Tale of the Coming Terror by George Chetwynd Griffith Book Resume:

"The Angel of the Revolution: A Tale of the Coming Terror" by George Chetwynd Griffith. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Guernica

Guernica [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1497658748
Author: Gordon Thomas,Max Morgan-Witts
Publisher: Open Road Media
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Guernica by Gordon Thomas,Max Morgan-Witts Book Resume:

How and why the cultural and religious capital of the Basque people was reduced to rubble by the Nazi Condor Legion air force. The first—and only—book to have interviewed all survivors of the blitzkrieg and those who launched it.

The Science of Bombing

The Science of Bombing [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1442693436
Author: Randall Thomas Wakelam
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
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The Science of Bombing by Randall Thomas Wakelam Book Resume:

After suffering devastating losses in the early stages of the Second World War, the United Kingdom's Royal Air Force established an Operational Research Section within bomber command in order to drastically improve the efficiency of bombing missions targeting Germany. In The Science of Bombing,Randall Wakelam explores the work of civilian scientists who found critical solutions to the navigational and target-finding problems and crippling losses that initially afflicted the RAF. Drawing on previously unexamined files that re-assess the efficacy of strategic bombing from tactical and technical perspectives, Wakelam reveals the important role scientific research and advice played in operational planning and how there existed a remarkable intellectual flexibility at Bomber Command. A fascinating glimpse into military strategy and decision-making, The Science of Bombing will find a wide audience among those interested in air power history as well as military strategists, air force personnel, and aviation historians.

Sacred Scripture, Sacred War

Sacred Scripture, Sacred War [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0199843503
Author: James P. Byrd
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Sacred Scripture, Sacred War by James P. Byrd Book Resume:

Winner of an Award of Merit in the Christianity Today Book Awards, History/Biography category On January 17, 1776, one week after Thomas Paine published his incendiary pamphlet Common Sense, Connecticut minister Samuel Sherwood preached an equally patriotic sermon. "God Almighty, with all the powers of heaven, are on our side," Sherwood said, voicing a sacred justification for war that Americans would invoke repeatedly throughout the struggle for independence. In Sacred Scripture, Sacred War, James Byrd offers the first comprehensive analysis of how American revolutionaries defended their patriotic convictions through scripture. Byrd shows that the Bible was a key text of the American Revolution. Indeed, many colonists saw the Bible as primarily a book about war. They viewed God as not merely sanctioning violence but actively participating in combat, playing a decisive role on the battlefield. When war came, preachers and patriots alike turned to scripture not only for solace but for exhortations to fight. Such scripture helped amateur soldiers overcome their natural aversion to killing, conferred on those who died for the Revolution the halo of martyrdom, and gave Americans a sense of the divine providence of their cause. Many histories of the Revolution have noted the connection between religion and war, but Sacred Scripture, Sacred War is the first to provide a detailed analysis of specific biblical texts and how they were used, especially in making the patriotic case for war. Combing through more than 500 wartime sources, which include more than 17,000 biblical citations, Byrd shows precisely how the Bible shaped American war, and how war in turn shaped Americans' view of the Bible. Brilliantly researched and cogently argued, Sacred Scripture, Sacred War sheds new light on the American Revolution.

Crucible of the Civil War

Crucible of the Civil War [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0813930499
Author: Edward L. Ayers,Gary W. Gallagher,Andrew J. Torget
Publisher: University of Virginia Press
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Crucible of the Civil War by Edward L. Ayers,Gary W. Gallagher,Andrew J. Torget Book Resume:

Crucible of the Civil War offers an illuminating portrait of the state’s wartime economic, political, and social institutions. Weighing in on contentious issues within established scholarship while also breaking ground in areas long neglected by scholars, the contributors examine such concerns as the war’s effect on slavery in the state, the wartime intersection of race and religion, and the development of Confederate social networks. They also shed light on topics long disputed by historians, such as Virginia’s decision to secede from the Union, the development of Confederate nationalism, and how Virginians chose to remember the war after its close.