Where Men Win Glory

📒Where Men Win Glory ✍ Jon Krakauer

✏Book Title : Where Men Win Glory
✏Author : Jon Krakauer
✏Publisher : Atlantic Books Ltd
✏Release Date : 2010-01-01
✏Pages : 300
✏ISBN : 9781848874831
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Where Men Win Glory Book Summary : Pat Tillman was well-known to American sports fans: a chisel-jawed and talented young professional football star, he was on the brink of signing a million dollar contract when, in 2001, al-Qaeda launched terrorist attacks against his country. Driven by deeply felt moral patriotism, he walked away from fame and money to enlist in the United States Special Operations Forces. A year later he was killed - apparently in the line of fire - on a desolate hillside near the Pakistan border in Afghanistan. News of Tillman's death shocked America. But even as the public mourned his loss, the US Army aggressively maneuvered to conceal the truth: that it was a ranger in Tillman's own platoon who had fired the fatal shots. In Where Men Win Glory, Jon Krakauer reveals how an entire country was deliberately deceived by those at the very highest levels of the US army and government. Infused with the power and authenticity readers have come to expect from Krakauer's storytelling, Where Men Win Glory exposes shattering truths about men and war.

📒Virtue And Knowledge ✍ William J. Prior

✏Book Title : Virtue and Knowledge
✏Author : William J. Prior
✏Publisher : Routledge
✏Release Date : 2016-08-19
✏Pages : 250
✏ISBN : 9781315522036
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Virtue and Knowledge Book Summary : Originally published in 1991, this book focuses on the concept of virtue, and in particular on the virtue of wisdom or knowledge, as it is found in the epic poems of Homer, some tragedies of Sophocles, selected writings of Plato, Aristotle, and the Stoic and Epicurean philosophers. The key questions discussed are the nature of the virtues, their relation to each other, and the relation between the virtues and happiness or well-being. This book provides the background and interpretative framework to make classical works on Ethics, such as Plato’s Republic and Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics, accessible to readers with no training in the classics.

📒No True Glory ✍ Bing West

✏Book Title : No True Glory
✏Author : Bing West
✏Publisher : Bantam
✏Release Date : 2011-12-07
✏Pages : 400
✏ISBN : 9780307808349
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏No True Glory Book Summary : "This is the face of war as only those who have fought it can describe it."–Senator John McCain Fallujah: Iraq’s most dangerous city unexpectedly emerged as the major battleground of the Iraqi insurgency. For twenty months, one American battalion after another tried to quell the violence, culminating in a bloody, full-scale assault. Victory came at a terrible price: 151 Americans and thousands of Iraqis were left dead. The epic battle for Fallujah revealed the startling connections between policy and combat that are a part of the new reality of war. The Marines had planned to slip into Fallujah “as soft as fog.” But after four American contractors were brutally murdered, President Bush ordered an attack on the city–against the advice of the Marines. The assault sparked a political firestorm, and the Marines were forced to withdraw amid controversy and confusion–only to be ordered a second time to take a city that had become an inferno of hate and the lair of the archterrorist al-Zarqawi. Based on months spent with the battalions in Fallujah and hundreds of interviews at every level–senior policymakers, negotiators, generals, and soldiers and Marines on the front lines–No True Glory is a testament to the bravery of the American soldier and a cautionary tale about the complex–and often costly–interconnected roles of policy, politics, and battle in the twenty-first century.

📒War ✍ Gwynne Dyer

✏Book Title : War
✏Author : Gwynne Dyer
✏Publisher : Vintage Canada
✏Release Date : 2010-10-22
✏Pages : 496
✏ISBN : 9780307369017
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏War Book Summary : A new and revised edition of Dyer’s classic book, widely regarded as one of the most compelling analyses of the history of armed conflict. “War is part of our history, but it is not in at all the same sense part of our prehistory. It is one of the innovations that occurred between nine and eleven thousand years ago when the first civilized societies were coming into being. What has been invented can be changed; war is not in our genes.” With this provocative statement, Gwynne Dyer launches his brilliant discussion of the history and nature of war. He traces the growth of organized warfare through history, showing conclusively that the basic tenet has remained unchanged — war is an act of mass violence applied against an enemy so that he will do what you want him to do. The only real change has been technological, permitting us to make war on a mass scale. At the height of the Cold War, just such a global conflagration seemed almost inevitable. But the collapse of the Iron Curtain and the ensuing political changes have forced a re-examination of the accepted fundamentals of history. Will open access to the channels of mass communication create enough shared values that we can move beyond mass warfare? Is the threat of terrorism a red herring designed to preserve the military status quo? Are our traditional military and administrative hierarchical structures still relevant? Now, more than ever in our post–September 11 world, we need Gwynne Dyer’s expertise to understand the greatest and most human drama — the act of war. Excerpt from War The Siamese twins, army and state, have never been separated since they were born some eight or nine thousand years ago — and most of the time the state is the stronger of the twins. Armies exist to serve the interests of the state that owns them and their legitimacy comes solely from the fact that they belong to states; similar groups of armed men, if self-employed, are generally known as rebels or bandits. This is the context in which warfare, as opposed to casual and illegitimate violence, must be seen: it is something states do, and have always done, because they believe it serves their interest.

📒The Iliad ✍ Homer

✏Book Title : The Iliad
✏Author : Homer
✏Publisher : OUP Oxford
✏Release Date : 2011-09-08
✏Pages : 512
✏ISBN : 9780191620003
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Iliad Book Summary : 'War, the bringer of tears...' War, glory, despair, and mourning: for 2,700 years the Iliad has gripped listeners and readers with the story of Achilles' anger and Hector's death. This tragic episode during the siege of Troy, sparked by a quarrel between the leader of the Greek army and its mightiest warrior, Achilles, is played out between mortals and gods, with devastating human consequences. It is a story of many truths, speaking of awesome emotions, the quest for fame and revenge, the plight of women, and the lighthearted laughter of the gods. Above all, it confronts us with war in all its brutality - and with fleeting images of peace, which punctuate the poem as distant memories, startling comparisons, and doomed aspirations. The Iliad's extraordinary power testifies to the commitment of its many readers, who have turned to it in their own struggles to understand life and death. This elegant and compelling new translation is accompanied by a full introduction and notes that guide the reader in understanding the poem and the many different contexts in which it was performed and read.

✏Book Title : Heroes Saviours Traitors and Supermen TEXT ONLY
✏Author : Lucy Hughes-Hallett
✏Publisher : HarperCollins UK
✏Release Date : 2013-01-17
✏Pages : 624
✏ISBN : 9780007404674
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Heroes Saviours Traitors and Supermen TEXT ONLY Book Summary : From the author of ‘The Pike’ – winner of the 2013 Samuel Johnson prize for non-fiction – a compelling story of heroism told through eight famous lives that span from Achilles to Sir Francis Drake.

📒Don T Go ✍ Lisa Scottoline

✏Book Title : Don t Go
✏Author : Lisa Scottoline
✏Publisher : Hachette UK
✏Release Date : 2014-10-16
✏Pages : 384
✏ISBN : 9781472221858
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Don t Go Book Summary : The New York Times top-ten bestseller from Lisa Scottoline. An emotionally charged novel of family, grief and putting the past to rest. When army doctor Mike Scanlon is posted to Afghanistan, he is aware he might never return to his wife, Chloe, and their newborn baby. But while Mike operates in the midst of a warzone, Chloe dies suddenly in an apparent household accident. As Mike returns to pick up the pieces of his life - and learns to be a father to a child he barely knows - a fatal secret threatens to shatter the fragile balance. Now Mike must put everything on the line as he fights the most important battle of his life. Will it be enough to save his family?

📒Gay Warriors ✍ B. R. Burg

✏Book Title : Gay Warriors
✏Author : B. R. Burg
✏Publisher : NYU Press
✏Release Date : 2001-12-01
✏Pages : 299
✏ISBN : 0814798853
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Gay Warriors Book Summary : In Ancient Greece and Rome, in Crusader campaigns and pirate adventures, same-sex romances were a common and condoned part of military culture. From the Peloponnesian War to the Gulf War, from Achelleus to Lawrence of Arabia gays and lesbians have played a crucial but often hidden role in military campaigns. But recent debates over the legality of gay service in the military and the "don't ask, don't tell" policy have obscured this rich aspect of military history. Richard Burg has recovered important documents and assembled an anthology on these often invisible gay and lesbian warriors. Burg shows us that the Amazons of legend weren't just fictional. We learn about the richness and variety of their culture in documents from Plato, Seneca and Suetonius. From courts-martial proceedings we discover women warriors in seventeenth century England who passed as men in order to serve, and army officers whose underground culture fostered long-term romantic friendships. There are also sections on the American Civil War, World War I and II, the contemporary U.S. military as well as sailors and pirates. This anthology will forever change the way we think about "gays in the military."

📒Pat Tillman A Hero Of War ✍ Philip Martin McCaulay

✏Book Title : Pat Tillman a Hero of War
✏Author : Philip Martin McCaulay
✏Publisher : Lulu.com
✏Release Date : 2010-01
✏Pages : 58
✏ISBN : 9780557198726
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Pat Tillman a Hero of War Book Summary : Patrick Daniel Tillman (November 6, 1976 - April 22, 2004) was an American football player who left his professional sports career and enlisted in the United States Army in 2002 in the aftermath of the September 11 attacks. He joined the United States Army Rangers and served multiple tours in combat before he was killed by friendly fire in the mountains of Afghanistan. Details about the circumstances surrounding his death have been the subject of controversy and military investigations. Pat's family and friends started the Pat Tillman Foundation to carry forward his legacy by giving students the tools and support to reach their fullest potential as leaders, no matter how they choose to serve. This publication includes a summary of his career in college, pro football, and the military; his tragic death and the subsequent investigation; and his legacy.

✏Book Title : Under The Banner of Heaven
✏Author : Jon Krakauer
✏Publisher : Pan Macmillan
✏Release Date : 2013-05-30
✏Pages : 372
✏ISBN : 9780330527491
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Under The Banner of Heaven Book Summary : 'A provocative look at the twisted roots of American fundamentalism.' Will Self, Evening Standard Books of the Year ‘Excellent . . . a lucid, judicious, even sympathetic account not just of Mormon Fundamentalism but of the seductive power of fanaticism in general.’ Daily Telegraph ‘Remarkable . . . for anyone interested in the wilder frontiers of spiritual conviction, this book is a must.’ Independent Brothers Ron and Dan Lafferty insist they were commanded to kill by God. In Under The Banner of Heaven, Jon Krakauer's investigation is a meticulously researched, bone-chilling narrative of polygamy, savage violence and unyielding faith: an incisive look inside isolated Mormon Fundamentalist communities in America, this gripping work of non-fiction illuminates an otherwise confounding realm of human behaviour.