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Masamichi Inoue investigates the historical impact of Japanese colonialism, World War II, and U.S. military bases on the formation of contemporary Okinawan identity.
"The first full-lenght monograph on the history of the Ryukyu Islands in any Western language...a standard work."--Pacific AffairsThis book is the definitive work on Okinawan History and an important scholarly work in the field of Japanese studies.Few people can point to Okinawa on a map, yet this tiny island sitting between China and Japan was and continues to be one of the most crucial Asian nerve centers in all U.S. strategic defense. Ninety percent of all U.S. military forces in Japan are located on Okinawa, one of the Ryukyu Islands, and it was through these troops that the martial art of karate was exported to the U.S. In Okinawa: History of an Island People, noted Eastern affairs specialist George Kerr recounts the fascinating history of the island and its environs, from 1314 A.D. to the late twentieth century. The histories of Japan, Okinawa and the entire Pacific region are crucially intertwined so the study of this fascinating chain of islands is crucial to understanding all of East Asia. First published in 1958, this edition features a new introduction and appendix by Okinawa history scholar Mitsugu Sakihara, making this the most comprehensive resource on the small, vital, and intriguing Okinawa
Read about the history and current events of Oklahoma. Topics covered include: on early days in Oklahoma, settlement, territorial days, war & development and coming of age. This book also contains interesting stories about Oklahoma.
An in-depth analysis of the bombing of the Murrah Federal Building in April 1995 in which 169 people died. Reveals government malfeasance, possible cover-ups and much of the content was used in a Grand Jury investigation into the bombing. The most important publication on the worst terrorist act in american history.
How can a state that is so young have such a strong sense of history? After all, Oklahoma only became a state at the beginning of the twentieth century. There are still people alive who remember those events, and the stories are still fresh in the memories of families. At the same time, the geographical area that includes Oklahoma is one of the oldest places on the continent. Compared to our ancient mountains--worn away with age and time--the Rocky Mountains are still young.
High school literature textbook.
Single mother Kait Field is back home in the small Oklahoma town she left eight years ago. It's time to empty the family home, close the door on the past and introduce her daughter, Jenna, to her daddy. Ryan Jones hasn't quite forgiven his teenage sweetheart, who left him with unanswered questions and a broken heart. But Kait was never accepted by his controlling family, and they don't seem any more welcoming this time around. Yet now Ryan and Kait are resolved that nothing will come between renewed promises of faith, forever-and the second chance that neither expected.
An Edgar Award Winner (Best Mystery of the Year), a pile of human bones has been unearthed in the dank cellar of the ancient du Rocher estate on the isle of Mont St. Michel.
Young pilot Donald Ross has little in common with the Oxford archaeologist who has employed him on an expedition to the Arctic--and still less with his beautiful but stubborn daughter, Alix. But once the three of them reach the treacherous shores of Greenland, in search of the ruins of early Viking settlements, their destinies are inextricably bound by the events that unfold there.
The experts at Kennel Club Books present the world's largest series of breed-specific canine care books. Each critically acclaimed Comprehensive Owner's Guide covers everything from breed standards to behavior, from training to health and nutrition. WIth nearly 200 titles in print, this series is sure to please the fancier of even the rarest breed!
Four inspirational love stories from Christmases past comprise this collection. Includes 'For the Love of a Child' by Sally Laity, 'Miracle on Kismet Hill' by Loree Lough, 'Christmas Flower' by Colleen L. Reece, and 'God Jul' by Tracie Peterson.
A 31 page booklet containing recipes for the native North American Persimmon.
A collection of marvelous stories featuring 14 stories set in the cities of the Deep South in the 1920s and 30s distinguished by penetrating psychological acuity and beautiful writing of the highest order by the Pulitzer Prize winning author of "A Summons to Memphis." The subjects are ordinary people -- families and households of the time -- caught in the extraordinary tensions of everyday life.
Scotland Yard's Richard Jury and his sidekick Melrose Plant converge on a northern fishing village to hunt down a wily killer.
It is a chilly and foggy Twelfth Night, wild with North Sea wind, when a bizarre murder disturbs the outward piece of Rackmoor, a tiny Yorkshire fishing village with a past that proves a tangled maze of unrequited loves, unrevenged wrongs, and even undiscovered murders. Inspector Jury finds no easy answers in his investigation--not even the identity of the victim, a beautiful young woman. Was she Gemma Temple, an impostor, or was she really Dillys March, Colonel Titus Crael's long-lost ward, returning after eight years to the Colonel's country seat and to a share of his fortune? And who was her murderer?
Twenty years ago Natalie Goldberg's classic,Writing Down the Bones, broke new ground in its approach to writing as a practice. Now,Old Friend from Far Away-- her first book sinceWriting Down the Bonesto focus solely on writing -- reaffirms Goldberg's status as a foremost teacher of writing, and completely transforms the practice of writing memoir. To write memoir, we must first know how to remember. Through timed, associative, and meditative exercises,Old Friend from Far Awayguides you to the attentive state of thought in which you discover and open forgotten doors of memory. At once a beautifully written celebration of the memoir form, an innovative course full of practical teachings, and a deeply affecting meditation on consciousness, love, life, and death,Old Friendwelcomes aspiring writers of all levels and encourages them to find their unique voice to tell their stories. Goldberg's enormously popular workshops have given countless students the ability to heed the call to write. Old Friend from Far Awayrecreates her trademark workshop style with its terse, demanding writing "sprints" that train the hand and mind to quicken their pace and give up conscious control. These exercises divert the eye from the obvious and redirect it to the tactile details we miss, the embarrassments we pass over, and the complications we overlook in the blur of everyday living. Goldberg writes, "No one says it, but writing induces the state of love. "Old Friend from Far Awayguides us into that state of love, where heightened attention and a rhythm of focus allow the patterns and details of the past to emerge on the page. Millions of Americans want to write about their lives. WithOld Friendas the road map for getting started and following through, writers and readers will gain a deeper understanding of their own minds, learn to connect with their senses in order to find the detail and truth that give their written words power and authenticity, and unfold the natural structure of the stories they carry within. An absolute joy to read, it is a profound affirmation of the capacity of the written word to remember the past, free us from it, and forever transform theway we think about ourselves and our lives. LikeWriting Down the Bones, it will become an old friend to which readers return again and again.
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