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📒A Rumor Of War ✍ Philip Caputo
✏A Rumor of War Book Summary : The 40th anniversary edition of the classic Vietnam memoir—featured in the PBS documentary series The Vietnam War by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick—with a new foreword by Kevin Powers In March of 1965, Lieutenant Philip J. Caputo landed at Danang with the first ground combat unit deployed to Vietnam. Sixteen months later, having served on the line in one of modern history’s ugliest wars, he returned home—physically whole but emotionally wasted, his youthful idealism forever gone. A Rumor of War is far more than one soldier’s story. Upon its publication in 1977, it shattered America’s indifference to the fate of the men sent to fight in the jungles of Vietnam. In the years since then, it has become not only a basic text on the Vietnam War but also a renowned classic in the literature of wars throughout history and, as the author writes, of "the things men do in war and the things war does to them." "Heartbreaking, terrifying, and enraging. It belongs to the literature of men at war." —Los Angeles Times Book Review
📒The Things They Carried ✍ Harold Bloom
✏The Things They Carried Book Summary : This collection of stories from Vietnam War writer Tim O'Briens paints a through picture of the soldiers' life in the Vietnam War.
📒Vietnam War Stories ✍ Tobey C. Herzog
✏Vietnam War Stories Book Summary : The Gulf War and its aftermath have testified once again to the significance placed on the meanings and images of Vietnam by US media and culture. Almost two decades after the end of hostilities, the Vietnam War remains a dominant moral, political and military touchstone in American cultural consciousness. Vietnam War Stories provides a comprehensive critical framework for understanding the Vietnam experience, Vietnam narratives and modern war literature. The narratives examined - personal accounts as well as novels - portray a soldier's and a country's journey from pre-war innocence, through battlefield experience and consideration, to a difficult post-war adjustment. Tobey Herzog places these narratives within the context of important cultural and literary themes, including inherent ironies of war, the "John Wayne syndrome" of pre-war innocence, and the "heavy Heart-of-Darkness trip" of the conflict itself.
📒Beyond The Quagmire ✍ Geoffrey W. Jensen
✏Beyond the Quagmire Book Summary : In Beyond the Quagmire, thirteen scholars from across disciplines provide a series of provocative, important, and timely essays on the politics, combatants, and memory of the Vietnam War. Americans believed that they were supposed to win in Vietnam. As veteran and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Philip Caputo observed in A Rumor of War, "we carried, along with our packs and rifles, the implicit convictions that the Viet Cong would be quickly beaten and that we were doing something altogether noble and good." By 1968, though, Vietnam looked less like World War II's triumphant march and more like the brutal and costly stalemate in Korea. During that year, the United States paid dearly as nearly 17,000 perished fighting in a foreign land against an enemy that continued to frustrate them. Indeed, as Caputo noted, "We kept the packs and rifles; the convictions, we lost." It was a time of deep introspection as questions over the legality of American involvement, political dishonesty, civil rights, counter-cultural ideas, and American overreach during the Cold War congealed in one place: Vietnam. Just as Americans fifty years ago struggled to understand the nation's connection to Vietnam, scholars today, across disciplines, are working to come to terms with the long and bloody war--its politics, combatants, and how we remember it. The essays in Beyond the Quagmire pose new questions, offer new answers, and establish important lines of debate regarding social, political, military, and memory studies. The book is organized in three parts. Part 1 contains four chapters by scholars who explore the politics of war in the Vietnam era. In Part 2, five contributors offer chapters on Vietnam combatants with analyses of race, gender, environment, and Chinese intervention. Part 3 provides four innovative and timely essays on Vietnam in history and memory. In sum, Beyond the Quagmire pushes the interpretive boundaries of America's involvement in Vietnam on the battlefield and off, and it will play a significant role in reshaping and reinvigorating Vietnam War historiography.
📒End Time Signs ✍ Kurt B. Bakley
✏End Time Signs Book Summary : Will Israel and the U.S. be destroyed or partially destroyed in 2012-2019 or 2026-2030 and beyond and Muslims, Catholics and communism take over most of the world? Were there strange things going around the sun, the moon changing degrees and phases, stars that aren't where there suppose to be and the magnetic poles changing mostly reported secretly in 2001-2011? Did NASA or scientists and astronomers brush the pictures of them away so not to scare people? Did the Bible Code predict strange behavior of the moon in 2011? Will a great tidal wave hit the U.S. East Coast in 2012-2019 and Yellowstone Park super volcano erupt or a comet or asteroid hits the earth or Ocean in 2026-2030 and utterly destroy the entire United States if it still around after the war of 2012-2019? Will the Muslims, communism and Catholics persecute Christians, Americans and Jews all over the world bringing them before Kings and have them sent to prisons and torture and killed if they don't deny Christ and convert to Islam? Will Muslims and people all over the world begin to mock and scoff at Christians and the Bible because Israel and the U.S. are destroyed and no Rapture or end or Second Coming of Christ happened? Several of the Bible prophecies predict God will not make a full end of the U.S., Israel and the world at this time and pockets of people and nations may or may not survive. God may save the U.S., Israel and the world if the people repent and turn from their sins and begin to humble themselves and heed the harbingers. But if they don't then these events may start to happen. This book was written by June 12, 2012.
📒Predictions For 2015 ✍ kurt B. Barkley
✏Predictions for 2015 Book Summary : Predictions for 2015 Revised Edition Will two great tidal waves, earthquakes, storms, volcano eruptions, terrorist attacks and wars hit the U.S. Eastern Coast Line or Western Coast Line or Mid-West on September 27, 2015? Will Billy Graham and Pat Robertson die on this same date or near it? Will on this same date the earth stop rotating causing three days of darkness then it starts again only to have Venus (=life) to rotate counterclockwise opposite what it rotates now making long life for everyone and the curse of the ground and animals will be gone. Will there be an evil rapture at this time taking every evil person off the earth and their bodies lay on the ground for eagles and vultures to eat? Will massive amounts of gold and oil be found in the U.S. and prospers everyone in the world? Demons and satan will be bound up in hell and/or the U.S. or Iraq for a 1000 years and good angels possess people souls bringing good health of mind, body and soul for a 1000 years. Half of this book was written by November 11, 2011 (11-11-11) and the last three chapters were written by February 14, 2015.
📒Apocalypse Then ✍ Robert R. Tomes
✏Apocalypse Then Book Summary : Prior to the Vietnam war, American intellectual life rested comfortably on shared assumptions and often common ideals. Intellectuals largely supported the social and economic reforms of the 1930s, the war against Hitler's Germany, and U.S. conduct during the Cold War. By the early 1960s, a liberal intellectual consensus existed. The war in Southeast Asia shattered this fragile coalition, which promptly dissolved into numerous camps, each of which questioned American institutions, values, and ideals. Robert R. Tomes sheds new light on the demise of Cold War liberalism and the development of the New Left, and the steady growth of a conservatism that used Vietnam, and anti-war sentiment, as a rallying point. Importantly, Tomes provides new evidence that neoconservatism retreated from internationalism due largely to Vietnam, only to regroup later with substantially diminished goals and expectations. Covering vast archival terrain, Apocalypse Then stands as the definitive account of the impact of the Vietnam war on American intellectual life.
📒Predictions For 2011 2019 ✍ Kurt B. Bakley
✏Predictions for 2011 2019 Book Summary : Predictions for 2011-2019 In this book you will read exactly what the ancient prophecies are predicting for the dates March 12, 2016, March 12, 2017 and March 12, 2018, plus or minus 30 days. Or in July-August of 2011-2019 the predictions could come true noted in this book or my other books. Certain dates of December 4-16, 20-25, January 1-4, 14-24, February 14, 26-29, March-April 12,1, 6, 9-10, 14- 15, 19- 20, 21, 24-25, May 9-10, 19-20, June 9-12, 20-25, 29, 9th of Av, August 2, 10-11, 28-29, September 7-8, 19, 26-27, October 15, 22, 31, November 1-2, 11, 28, Thanksgiving, Hanukah, Purim, Passover, Pentecost, Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Feast of Tabernacles of 2011-2019 might be exact dates when Israel and the U.S. attacks Iran and Iran attacks back or Iran attacks them. They are all documented by using codes found in my book Predictions for 2013-2014 in chapter seven called The Codes. Will storms, earthquakes, wars, volcano eruptions and tidal waves play apart for the years 2011-2019? Will the years 2014-2016 see Florida again be hit by four storms or one great one like in 1992 and 2004? Are there predictions of great storms, earthquakes, attacks, wars and volcano eruptions, comet or asteroid impacts and tidal waves and commotion's to happen on March 12-April 12, 2016-2018, plus or minus three days or the other dates above in 2011-2019? This book was written by February 14, 2012.
📒Loving Arms ✍ Karen Schneider
✏Loving Arms Book Summary : Loving Arms examines the war-related writings of five British women whose works explore the connections among gender, war, and story-telling. While not the first study to relate the subjects of gender and war, it is the first within a growing body of criticism to focus specifically on British culture during and after World War II. Evoking the famous "St. Crispin's Day" speech from Henry V and then her own father's account of being moved to tears on V-J Day because he had been too young to fight, Karen Schneider posits that the war story has a far-reaching potency. She admits -- perhaps for all of us -- that such stories "had powerfully shaped my consciousness in ways I could not completely resist." How a story is narrated and by whom are matters of no small importance. As widely defined and accepted, war stories are men's stories. If we are to hear an "other" story of war, then we must listen to the stories women tell. Many of the war stories written by women insist that war is not the condition of men but rather the condition of humanity, beginning with relations between the sexes. For the five women whose work is examined in Loving Arms -- Stevie Smith, Katharine Burdekin, Virginia Woolf, Elizabeth Bowen, and Doris Lessing -- this latter point was particularly relevant. Their positions as women within a patriarchal, militarist culture that was externally threatened by an overtly fascist one led to an acute ambivalence, says Schneider. Though all five women perceived the war from substantially different perspectives, each in her own way exposed and critiqued the seductive power of war and war stories, with their densely interwoven tropes of masculinity and nationalism. Yet these writers' conflicting impulses of loyalty to England and resistance to the war betray their ambivalence. Loving Arms will interest students of twentieth-century British literature and culture, gender studies, and narratology. Even today, we maintain an unabated love affair with the war story. But unless we listen to what the women had to say fifty years ago, we are doomed to hear only "the same old story."
📒Search And Clear ✍ William J. Searle
✏Search and Clear Book Summary : Search and Clear demonstrates that the seeds of war were implicit in American culture, distinguishes between literature spawned by Vietnam and that of other conflicts, reviews the literary merits of works both well and little known, and explores the assumptions behind and the persistence of stereotypes associated with the consequences of the Vietnam War. It examines the role of women in fiction, the importance of gender in Vietnam representation, and the mythic patterns in Oliver Stone’s Platoon. Essayists sharply scrutinize American values, conduct, and conscience as they are revealed in the craft of Tim O’Brien, Philip Caputo, Michael Herr, Stephen Wright, David Rabe, Bruce Weigl, and others.