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Junger turns his brilliant and empathetic eye to the reality of combat--the fear, the honor, and the trust among men in an extreme situation whose survival depends on their absolute commitment to one another. His on-the-ground account follows a single platoon through a 15-month tour of duty in the most dangerous outpost in Afghanistan's Korengal Valley. Through the experiences of these young men at war, he shows what it means to fight, to serve, and to face down mortal danger on a daily basis.
An elegant new paperback edition of one of Marguerite Duras's most important books. Written in 1944 and first published in 1985, Duras's riveting account of life in Paris during the Nazi occupation and the first months of liberation depicts the harrowing realities of World War II-era France "with a rich conviction enhanced by [a] spare, almost arid, technique" (Julian Barnes,The Washington Post Book World). Duras, by then married and part of a French resistance network headed by François Mitterand, tells of nursing her starving husband back to health after his return from Bergen-Belsen, interrogating a suspected collaborator, and playing a game of cat and mouse with a Gestapo officer who was attracted to her. The result is "more than one woman's diary. . . [it is] a haunting portrait of a time and a place and also a state of mind" (The New York Times).
Volume 17 of the Thoroughbred Legends series follows the racing career of War Admiral. Though a triple crown winner, he is best remembered for for the Seabiscuit match race.
Despite popular belief, American boys tag behind girls in reading and writing ability, and they are less likely to go to college. Our young men are greatly at risk, yet the best-known studies and experts insist that it's girls who are in need of our attention. The highly publicized "girl crisis" has led to many changes in American schools, politics, and parenting...but at what cost?In this provocative book, Christina Hoff Sommers argues that our society has continued to overemphasize the troubles of girls while our boys suffer from the same self-esteem and academic problems. Boys need help, but not the sort of help they've been getting.
Here is the unparalleled account of the most awesome and awful chapter in the moral history of humanity. Lucid, chilling and comprehensive, Lucy S. Dawidowicz's classic tells the complete story of the Nazi Holocaust-from the insidious evolution of German Anti-Semitism to the ultimate tragedy of the Final Solution.
A new kind of book with a whole new breed of hero. It's Mack Bolan, The Executioner, in the first volume of America's premier action series--the first and the best with millions of readers to prove it! This is the hero of the seventies: he's hard-hitting, ruthless, and without a trace of sentimentality. He's a one-man crusade in himself--fighting against the evil web of organized crime in America. Mack Bolan is the NOW hero! War Against the Mafia is the first in this best-selling series--a book to be read and reread for action, thrills, and adventures--a book for NOW.
The American experience of World War II captured in the words and deeds, thoughts and feelings of those who made history on the battlefields and on the home front.
In examining one of the defining events of the 20th century, Doris Bergen situates the Holocaust in its historical, political, social, cultural, and military contexts. Unlike many other treatments of the Holocaust, this revised, second edition discusses not only the persecution of the Jews, but also other segments of society victimized by the Nazis: Gypsies, homosexuals, Poles, Soviet POWs, the handicapped, and other groups deemed undesirable. With clear and eloquent prose, Bergen explores the two interconnected goals that drove the Nazi German program of conquest and genocide "purification of the so-called Aryan race and expansion of its living space "and discusses how these goals affected the course of World War II. Including firsthand accounts from perpetrators, victims, and eyewitnesses, the book is immediate, human, and eminently readable. New to the Second Edition: --Enhanced illustrations program with new photographs and expanded captions --More personal accounts from members of specific groups targeted for destruction in Nazi Germany and German-occupied Europe --Incorporation of new scholarship on key points, such as the work of Raffael Scheck on the German killing of thousands of French African soldiers in 1940 --Updated bibliography at the end of the text
John Keegan, widely considered the greatest military historian of our time and the author of acclaimed volumes on ancient and modern warfare--including, most recently, The First World War, a national bestseller--distills what he knows about the why's and how's of armed conflict into a series of brilliantly concise essays.Is war a natural condition of humankind? What are the origins of war? Is the modern state dependent on warfare? How does war affect the individual, combatant or noncombatant? Can there be an end to war? Keegan addresses these questions with a breathtaking knowledge of history and the many other disciplines that have attempted to explain the phenomenon. The themes Keegan concentrates on in this short volume are essential to our understanding of why war remains the single greatest affliction of humanity in the twenty-first century, surpassing famine and disease, its traditional companions.From the Trade Paperback edition.
It was acclaimed author Leo Tolstoy's finest literary achievement. War and Peace, the story of five wealthy families of the Russian aristocracy during and after Napoleon's invasion of Russia, is also considered to be one of the finest novels of all time. This new Canterbury Classics edition opens with an introduction by a leading literary critic who sheds light on this complicated yet ultimately rewarding and fascinating work.Perfect for Tolstoy devotees as well as those new to this legendary work, this edition of War and Peace is sure to be a classic.
This book is the first systematic examination of the impact of reconciliation on restoring and maintaining peace following civil and international conflicts. Through eleven comparative case studies of civil war and eight of international conflict, it constructs a surprising explanation for when and why reconciliation restores social order. The civil war cases reveal that successful reconciliation is associated with a process of national forgiveness, not merely negotiated settlement. All successful cases followed a four-step pattern of public truth telling, justice short of revenge, redefinition of the identities of former belligerents, and a call for a new relationship. The book argues that success is not solely the result of rational choice decision making. It proposes a hypothesis, grounded in evolutionary psychology, that to restore social order we use emotional/cognitive techniques that have evolved to ensure human survival. On the international level, however, successful reconciliation was not a part of a forgiveness process. Reconciliation was successful in bringing about sustained peace when it was associated with a signaling process -- an exchange of costly, novel, voluntary, and irrevocable concessions in a negotiated bargain. This result is consistent with realist notions of the limits of international society and illustrates the context in which a rational choice model is appropriate. The book's approach, integrating emotion with reasoning and linking political science to scientific research in other disciplines, particularly biology and neuroscience, has broad implications for social science theory.
War and the Liberal Conscience: The George Macaulay Trevelyan Lectures in the University of Cambridge, 1977by Michael Howard
This book attempts to describe that in a rational, orderly world, wars would not exist: that they can be abolished, as slavery was abolished, by a collective effort of the conscience of mankind.
When Elizabeth takes Jessica's article out at the last minute, Jessica is furious! Jessica and her fellow Unicorns decide to teach Elizabeth a lesson by starting their own paper, The Unicorn News.
WORLDS AT WAR Tannia, Erde, and Occo-Earth's farthest- flung colony worlds. Long forgotten by the mother planet, each had found its own path to survival. Occo, an isolated planet of mystery ... Tannia and Erde, twin colonies that had coexisted for 192 Earth years-but far from peacefully. Twenty years earlier, the world had come under Tannia's sway, and Anton Nordveldt, shot down on Tannia, became first a prisoner of war, then a professor of the classics, attempting to civilize his former enemies. Then he met the beautiful Maggie, a fighter pilot. Drawn together by love, they were eventually driven apart by Nordveldt's past loyalties-until Tannia and Erde were attacked by a new deadly foe, Occo! And suddenly old enemies became uneasy allies, and Anton and Maggie flew the skies together in a desperate struggle to save both their worlds. . . .
After the two world wars with security of individual Nations very high, a new business in armaments trade has become a routine. The U.S. government sells armaments to various countries and has become a super power. U.S.S.R. did not lag behind.
Chained side by side with the fiery Consuelo in a Caribbean dungeon, Renno shares her degradation--until, together, they dare a thrilling escape. THE MAN. Through the Seneca forests that were his home, to the forts of English settlers, across pirate-plundered seas, savage tropical jungles, and the teeming horror of the Everglades, Renno the White Indian blazes a trail of hard-won peace and legendary valor. THE WOMEN. Chained side by side with the fiery Consuelo in a Caribbean dungeon, Renno shares her degradation--until, together, they dare a thrilling escape. And, bound by desire, he takes to his heart the Virginian beauty Betsy--to make her his wife and the mother of his child.
A wheat farmer is torn between allegiances while fighting to keep the woman he loves in this epic of the First World War!It's 1917, and the United States is about to enter the First World War. The wheat farms of rural Washington State have become an important resource in winning the war. Kurt Dorn is a wheat farmer born of a German father and an American mother, and his family's farm contains some of the finest wheat grown anywhere. But a Bolshevik band, calling itself the Industrial Workers of the World, led by a spy financed by imperial Germany, and, secretly, by a German wheat magnate, seeks to stop Dorn's wheat from getting in Allied hands.Meanwhile, Dorn has fallen in love with Lenore Anderson, the daughter of a wealthy farmer who wants Dorn to supervise his empire and prevent the destructive IWW from ruining everything. But Dorn loses the battle to keep his farm, and instead of fighting from the home front, decides to take up arms and enlist in the US Army. Dorn will now be forced to choose between his patriotism, his love for Lenore, and his desire for revenge in a tale that spans continents and delivers a sobering message of the horrors of war.Heavily edited upon its original publication in 1918, this edition of War Comes to the Big Bend has been restored from Grey's original handwritten manuscript, and showcases the full vision of a master storyteller.
For use in schools and libraries only. A free 13-year-old black girl in Connecticut is caught up in the horror of the Revolutionary War and the danger of being returned to slavery when her patriot father is killed by the British and her mother disappears.
Since 1953, the no-man's-land between North and South Korea has remained in a permanent stalemate...until now. As the vice president of the United States and several congressmen make an official inspection of the American border troops, the North Koreans launch a lightning-fast offensive with the goal of uniting Korea under their power. The officials are all captured, and held as prisoners of war. It's up to Lieutenant Blake Murdock and his SEALs to pull off a daring rescue behind enemy lines. But there is more bloody work to be done. In a day-to-day dance with death, the SEAL team proves again and again why they're the best. Then they get the orders they've been waiting for, orders that can stop the bloodshed: Hunt down the North Korean generals who instigated the war... and take them out!
The continuing saga of Renno, the white Indian.
History of the United States military working dog. Contains brief discussion of early uses of war dogs with emphasis on canines used in World Wars I and II, in Korea and Vietnam.
A Star Trek Novel
The planet Selva -- a lush colony world settled by a hardy group of humans, who found theplanet already inhabited by a small gang of young Klingons. When violence erupts between the two groupas, Captain Picard and the U.S.S. Enterprise are sent to reder assistance. Worf leads a landing party to the planet while the Starship Enterprise is called away on another urgent mission. On Selva, Worf and his party find that the old hatreds and prejudices between humans and Klingons are revived, and the settlers are out for blood. Now, Worf must prevent a horrible massacre before all of them fall prey to Selva's deadly secret...and raging fury.
A detailed account of the Revolutionary War beginning with its origins in the French and Indian War.