Meeting the Enemy

The Human Face of the Great War

Author: Richard van Emden

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408839814

Category: History

Page: 400

View: 3263

A British soldier walked over to the German front line to deliver newspapers; British women married to Germans became 'enemy aliens' in their own country; a high-ranking British POW discussed his own troops' heroism with the Kaiser on the battlefield. Just three amazing stories of contact between the opposing sides in the Great War that eminent historian Richard van Emden has unearthed ? incidents that show brutality, great humanity, and above all the bizarre nature of a conflict between two nations with long-standing ties of kinship and friendship. Meeting the Enemy reveals for the first time how contact was maintained on many levels throughout the War, and its stories, sometimes funny, often moving, give us a new perspective on the lives of ordinary men and women caught up in extraordinary events.

Meeting the Enemy

American Exceptionalism and International Law

Author: Natsu Taylor Saito

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9780814741252

Category: Law

Page: 384

View: 8713

Since its founding, the United States has defined itself as the supreme protector of freedom throughout the world, pointing to its Constitution as the model of law to ensure democracy at home and to protect human rights internationally. Although the United States has consistently emphasized the importance of the international legal system, it has simultaneously distanced itself from many established principles of international law and the institutions that implement them. In fact, the American government has attempted to unilaterally reshape certain doctrines of international law while disregarding others, such as provisions of the Geneva Conventions and the prohibition on torture. America’s selective self-exemption, Natsu Taylor Saito argues, undermines not only specific legal institutions and norms, but leads to a decreased effectiveness of the global rule of law. Meeting the Enemy is a pointed look at why the United States’ frequent—if selective—disregard of international law and institutions is met with such high levels of approval, or at least complacency, by the American public.

Meeting the Enemy

Author: Arthur Rathburn

Publisher: Fort Dane Books LLC

ISBN: 9780977951604

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 3205

Based on a true story of an elite German paratrooper captured by British troops and sent to a POW camp in the United States. Meeting The Enemy weaves the captivating tale of this once Nationalist German Captain's three year odyssey toward home, spanning three continents and eight POW camps. The book is a well researched look at life in the POW camps holding German prisoners.

Scott Turow

Meeting the Enemy

Author: Derek Lundy

Publisher: E C W Press


Category: Novelists, American

Page: 159

View: 1638

Profile of the hugely successful thriller writer and former defense lawyer, with biographical information and studies of Presumed Innocent, Burden of Proof and Pleading Guilty. [biography]

Meeting the Enemy, Becoming a Friend

Author: Melinda Gelder

Publisher: Bauu Inst

ISBN: 9780972134958

Category: Political Science

Page: 152

View: 9243

"Dr. Gelder recounts how she had to come to terms with military actions in a foreign country and how those actions were reflected back on her for her association with the military. Overcoming her initial bias against the military, Dr. Gelder took it upon herself to become a global citizen and enhance the relations between military personnel stationed in Japan, and the Japanese people located around the military base. Through a variety of actions, Dr. Gelder worked to build a positive relationship between the U.S. military and the local Japanese citizens and their communities."--Provided by publisher.

The Royal Navy and the Mediterranean

Vol.II: November 1940-December 1941

Author: N.A

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136341277

Category: History

Page: 410

View: 7748

This work covers a difficult period of the war for the Royal Navy's Mediterranean Fleet. It covers the destruction of the Italian Fleet at Taranto by naval aircraft from the carrier Illustrious, and the entry of the German Luftwaffe into the theatre with their attack on Illustrious in 1941.

Inside the Afrika Korps

The Crusader Battles, 1941-1942

Author: Bruce Gudmundsson


ISBN: 1848329962

Category: History

Page: 336

View: 7525

The German Afrika Korps was an outstanding military organisation that experienced both the height of glory and the depth of defeat in the Western Desert campaign. This in-depth investigation examines the battles of the Afrika Korps as seen through the eyes of a trained general staff officer under Rommel, and gives a key insight into this formidable fighting force at the height of its powers. Inside the Afrika Korps exposes the secrets of this exemplary fighting force’s success as well as highlighting those weaknesses which led to its eventual defeat.

In the Presence of Mine Enemies: The Civil War in the Heart of America, 1859-1864

Author: Edward L. Ayers

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393247430

Category: History

Page: 496

View: 5769

Winner of the Bancroft Prize: Through a gripping narrative based on massive new research, a leading historian reshapes our understanding of the Civil War. Our standard Civil War histories tell a reassuring story of the triumph, in an inevitable conflict, of the dynamic, free-labor North over the traditional, slave-based South, vindicating the freedom principles built into the nation's foundations. But at the time, on the borderlands of Pennsylvania and Virginia, no one expected war, and no one knew how it would turn out. The one certainty was that any war between the states would be fought in their fields and streets. Edward L. Ayers gives us a different Civil War, built on an intimate scale. He charts the descent into war in the Great Valley spanning Pennsylvania and Virginia. Connected by strong ties of every kind, including the tendrils of slavery, the people of this borderland sought alternatives to secession and war. When none remained, they took up war with startling intensity. As this book relays with a vivid immediacy, it came to their doorsteps in hunger, disease, and measureless death. Ayers's Civil War emerges from the lives of everyday people as well as those who helped shape history—John Brown and Frederick Douglass, Lincoln, Jackson, and Lee. His story ends with the valley ravaged, Lincoln's support fragmenting, and Confederate forces massing for a battle at Gettysburg.

The Declared Enemy

Texts and Interviews

Author: Jean Genet

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804729468

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 384

View: 4786

This posthumous work brings together texts that bear witness to the many political causes and groups with which Genet felt an affinity, including May '68 and the treatment of immigrants in France, but especially the Black Panthers and the Palestinians. Genet speaks for a politics of protest, with an uncompromising outrage that, today, might seem on the verge of being forgotten.

Fighting the Enemy

Australian Soldiers and Their Adversaries in World War II

Author: Mark Johnston

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521782227

Category: History

Page: 206

View: 6458

Presented to the people of Murrurundi by Phillip Mawson, Vietnam Veterens Day 2004.

Heirs of the Enemy

Author: Richard S. Tuttle

Publisher: KBS Publishing


Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 2181

Scrambling to prepare for the imminent invasion of their homeland, the Knights of Alcea respond in unorthodox ways. On the home front, the Alceans set out to design devious traps that will lessen the incredible odds facing them. In Zara, Knights of Alcea and Alcean Rangers set their sights on the heirs to the Federation thrones. On both continents, a campaign of disinformation is begun with the Alcean spymaster personally throwing himself into the very heart of the enemy’s camp. But neither are Alutar's minions standing idle. The Claws of Alutar strike deep into the heart of Alcea, bringing death inside the walls of Tagaret, and the Great Demon's forces gain a decisive victory by finding something that was never supposed to be found. The world is rushing to war at a dizzying pace, and there is no way to stop it. Or is there?

The History of Philip's War

Commonly Called the Great Indian War, of 1675 and 1676 : Also, of the French and Indian Wars at the Eastward, in 1689, 1690, 1692, 1696, and 1704

Author: Benjamin Church,Thomas Church

Publisher: Heritage Books

ISBN: 1556131798

Category: History

Page: 360

View: 8378


Laugh at the Enemy in the Midst of Your Trials

Author: Elizabeth Robles

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595341969

Category: Religion

Page: 64

View: 9405

If you have faced disappointment or defeat in your life, Laugh at the Enemy will encourage you to seek God's guidance and love on your spiritual journey to personal fulfillment.Author Elizabeth Robles provides not only her own testimony, but also guidance for those who look inward and discover that their lives lack purpose or are filled with disappointments. Robles will make you both laugh and cry as she shares stories of her experiences in a convent as a young woman, her state of depression as she contemplated her life choices, the agony of her ultimate decision to leave the Catholic church and explore other spiritual venues, and how she found her way back to God after a long absence. Sharing her experiences accompanied with Bible verses and proverbs, Robles teaches that life often presents you with speed bumps-and that your attitude determines whether or not you will succeed.Although there are many uncertainties in life, Laugh at the Enemy will show you that there is one certainty: God. Open your heart and let the healing begin.

The Navy in the War of 1739-48:

Author: H. W. Richmond

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107690056

Category: History

Page: 330

View: 8581

Part one of Richmond's 1920 three-volume series on the role of the Navy during the War of Jenkins' Ear.

From the Dreadnought to Scapa Flow

Volume IV 1917, Year of Crisis

Author: Arthur J Marder

Publisher: Seaforth Publishing

ISBN: 1473841879

Category: History

Page: 381

View: 1138

The five volumes that constitute Arthur Marder's From the Dreadnought to Scapa Flow represented arguably the finest contribution to the literature of naval history since Alfred Mahan. A J P Taylor wrote that 'his naval history has a unique fascination. To unrivalled mastery of sources he adds a gift of simple narrative . . . He is beyond praise, as he is beyond cavil.' The five volumes were subtitled The Royal Navy in the Fisher Era, 1904–1919 and they are still, despite recent major contributions from Robert Massie and Andrew Gordan, regarded by many as the definitive history of naval events leading up to and including the Great War. The fourth volume covers the period from Jellicoe's arrival at the Admiralty to deal with the U-boat menace until his dismissal a year later. Mounting losses brought about the introduction of the convoy system and the turn of the tide in anti-submarine warfare. The volume also looks at the beginnings of naval aviation. A new introduction by Barry Gough, the distinguished Canadian maritime and naval historian, assesses the importance of Marder's work and anchors it firmly amongst the great naval narrative histories of this era. This new paperback edition will bring a truly great work to a new generation of historians and general readers

The Enemy

Author: Tom Wood

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101604867

Category: Fiction

Page: 576

View: 7396

FIRST TIME IN PRINT THE HIRED KILLER. Victor, a former assassin-for-hire, has joined forces with a CIA special unit. His first assignment: Three strangers. Three hits. Fast and clean. Victor’s a natural for this. THE SHADOW CONSPIRACY. It should have been simple. But with each hit Victor is plunged deeper into an unimaginable conspiracy where no one, least of all the people he knows, can be trusted. THE TRIPLE-CROSS YOU WON’T SEE COMING. With the stakes growing higher by the minute, Victor realizes he’s been forced into playing a game he never expected. Because he’s the next target. And there’s no way out.

The Dictionary of Military and Naval Quotations

Author: Robert Heinl, Jr.

Publisher: Naval Institute Press

ISBN: 1612513573

Category: History

Page: 412

View: 4809

The quotations in this unique dictionary cover all aspects of the military art-war, personalities, traditions and customs, weapons and equipment, as well as virtues and failings. It is a fascinating and comprehensive collection which includes over 5000 quotations and spans the past two thousand years. The words of Catherine the Great are here, along with those of Churchill, Shakespeare, Nimitz, Clausewitz, Kant, and John F. Kennedy. Napoleon I and Thomas Jefferson share a page with Robert E. lee and Alfred Thayer Mahan. The scope of the subject matter covered by the quotations is extensive. The table of rubrics runs between Action to Zeal with 365 pages in between. Aggression, Causes of War, Détente, Duty, Loyalty, Luck, Profanity, Recruits, Victory, Weapons, and Women are but a few of the headings. Quotations under each entry appear in chronological order. Transcending the barriers of the profession of arms, there is much here for the student, the teacher, the historian, the politician, the reference specialist, the public speaker, and the interested reader. The words of hundreds of the world’s greatest philosophers, poets, admirals, generals, prophets, and politicians serve both to inspire and to remind us of Santayana’s words: “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”

Die Kunst des Krieges

Author: Sunzi

Publisher: Droemer eBook

ISBN: 3426422085

Category: Self-Help

Page: 160

View: 4848

Sunzis Text ist nicht nur ein Klassiker der Kriegskunst, seine Weisheiten weisen zudem den Weg zum Sieg bei allen Schlachten und Konflikten, die wir führen. Sei es der gesellschaftliche Konflikt, der Kampf im Aufsichtsrat oder sogar der Kampf der Geschlechter – mit diesem Werk wird jeder Feind besiegt. Doch die größte Leistung besteht darin, den Widerstand des Feindes ohne einen Kampf zu brechen.

Paul's Non-Violent Gospel

The Theological Politics of Peace in Paul’s Life and Letters

Author: Jeremy Gabrielson

Publisher: James Clarke & Co

ISBN: 0227902750

Category: Religion

Page: 200

View: 3187

Jeremy Gabrielson argues that the adoption of politics of non-violence was, for Paul and the communities he established, a constitutive part of the gospel of Jesus Christ.