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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
📒Exam Prep For A Rumor Of War ✍ David Mason
✏Exam Prep for A Rumor of War Book Summary : Political science is a social science which deals with systems of governance, and the analysis of political activities, political thoughts, and political behavior. This book provides over 2,000 Exam Prep questions and answers to accompany the text A Rumor of War Items include highly probable exam items: Dual federalism, John G. Adams, Majority opinion, dictator, African American, Limited government, Democratic republic, referendum, Social class, Labour Party, The State, Privilege, Political science, and more.
📒Open And Unabashed Reviews On A Rumor Of War ✍ Anna Ifing
✏Open and Unabashed Reviews on a Rumor of War Book Summary : In this book, we have hand-picked the most sophisticated, unanticipated, absorbing (if not at times crackpot!), original and musing book reviews of "A Rumor of War." Don't say we didn't warn you: these reviews are known to shock with their unconventionality or intimacy. Some may be startled by their biting sincerity; others may be spellbound by their unbridled flights of fantasy. Don't buy this book if: 1. You don't have nerves of steel. 2. You expect to get pregnant in the next five minutes. 3. You've heard it all.
📒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.
📒Hunter S Moon ✍ Philip Caputo
✏Hunter s Moon Book Summary : From Philip Caputo--the author of A Rumor of War, The Longest Road, and Some Rise By Sin--comes a captivating mosaic of stories set in a small town where no act is private and the past is never really past Hunter’s Moon is set in Michigan’s wild, starkly beautiful Upper Peninsula, where a cast of recurring characters move into and out of each other’s lives, building friendships, facing loss, confronting violence, trying to bury the past or seeking to unearth it. Once-a-year lovers, old high-school buddies on a hunting trip, a college professor and his wayward son, a middle-aged man and his grief-stricken father, come together, break apart, and, if they’re fortunate, find a way forward. Hunter’s Moon offers an engaging, insightful look at everyday lives but also a fresh perspective on the way men navigate in today’s world.
📒American Exceptionalism In The Age Of Globalization ✍ William V. Spanos
✏American Exceptionalism in the Age of Globalization Book Summary : Connects the American exceptionalist ethos to the violence in Vietnam and the Middle East.
📒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."
📒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.
📒Soldier Dead ✍ Michael Sledge
✏Soldier Dead Book Summary : What happens to members of the United States Armed Forces after they die? Why do soldiers endanger their lives to recover the remains of their comrades? Why does the military spend enormous resources and risk further fatalities to recover the bodies of the fallen, even decades after the cessation of hostilities? Soldier Dead is the first book to fully address the complicated physical, social, religious, economic, and political issues concerning the remains of men and women who die while serving their country. In doing so, Michael Sledge reveals the meanings of the war dead for families, soldiers, and the nation as a whole. Why does recovering the remains of servicepeople matter? Soldier Dead examines this question and provides a thorough analysis of the processes of recovery, identification, return, burial, and remembrance of the dead. Sledge traces the ways in which the handling of our Soldier Dead has evolved over time and how these changes have reflected not only advances in technology and capabilities but also the shifting attitudes of the public, government, and military. He also considers the emotional stress experienced by those who handle the dead; the continuing efforts to retrieve bodies from Korea and elsewhere; and how unresolved issues regarding the treatment of enemy dead continue to affect U.S. foreign relations. Skillfully incorporating excerpts from interviews, personal correspondence and diaries, military records, and journalistic accounts-as well as never-before-published photographs and his own reflections-Michael Sledge presents a clear, concise, and compassionate story about what the dead mean to the living. Throughout Soldier Dead, the voices of the fallen are heard, as are those of family members and military personnel responsible for the dead before final disposition. At times disturbing and at other times encouraging, they are always powerful as they speak of danger, duty, courage, commitment, and care.
📒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.