Forces of the Fifties

Forces of the Fifties

The primacy of self - expression as a motivating force was one of the main tenets of Abstract Expressionism rejected by ... of the individual , the focus on the self that preoccupied many artists in the 1950s took on symbolic meaning .

Author: Donna M. De Salvo

Publisher: Distributed Art Pub Incorporated

ISBN: UOM:39015040163399

Category: Art

Page: 80

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Edited by David Moos. Text by Donna deSalvo.
Categories: Art

Automobiles of the Fifties

Automobiles of the Fifties

Discusses the development of American cars in the 1950s, describes the social forces behind them and their impact on their times, and briefly surveys foreign models

Author: W. P. Jennings

Publisher: BDD Promotional Books Company

ISBN: 0792455843

Category: Science

Page: 128

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Discusses the development of American cars in the 1950s, describes the social forces behind them and their impact on their times, and briefly surveys foreign models
Categories: Science

Seapower in the Nuclear Age

Seapower in the Nuclear Age

Third, given the uncertainties over nuclear weapons use, and the continuing build-up of Soviet nuclear forces in the 1950s, heavy reliance by NATO upon nuclear deterrence was subject to question almost simultaneously with the advent of ...

Author: Joel J. Sokolsky

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000263398

Category: History

Page: 234

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This book, first published in 1991, provides a major analysis of the prelude to the US’s Cold War maritime strategy, showing how NATO’s maritime forces were organised in the period. It examines how the United States Navy and allied navies, particularly the Royal Navy, were incorporated into the Alliance’s nuclear and conventional deterrent forces. It looks at the structure of the main naval commands, the growth of Soviet maritime forces and the impact of the flexible response strategy on NATO’s naval posture in the 1970s. Drawing upon many declassified documents, this account fills an important gap in postwar literature on American seapower and its relation to European security. It also addresses important aspects of NATO strategy and organisation.
Categories: History

Tom Clancy s Splinter Cell Fallout

Tom Clancy s Splinter Cell  Fallout

Decommissioned from the U.S. Air Force in the fifties, the first Dakotas came off the line in 1935. From what vintage this one hailed, Fisher had no idea, but best case, he was looking at a sixty-year-old aircraft.

Author: David Michaels

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101003756

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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A radical Islamic leader who dreams of the past will do anything in his power to ensure that the future is destroyed-by hitting the technological world where it hurts: oil.
Categories: Fiction

CIA s Analysis of the Soviet Union 1947 1991

CIA s Analysis of the Soviet Union  1947 1991

Naval Forces The requirement for anticarrier forces was the major influence on the development of the Soviet general purpose naval forces from the mid - Fifties through the mid - Sixties . Subsequently the emphasis broadened to include ...

Author: United States. Central Intelligence Agency

Publisher: Central Intelligence Agency

ISBN: PURD:32754077095887

Category: Intelligence service

Page: 310

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Provides key documents used to analyze and explain the intentions and capability of the Soviet Union to US policymakers.
Categories: Intelligence service

Moscow s Third World Strategy

Moscow s Third World Strategy

By the mid - 1950s , the Soviet leadership determined that it needed conventional forces capable of protecting and ... fleet ” was begun “ roughly from the middle of the fifties " to service the diverse range of " state interests .

Author: Alvin Z. Rubinstein

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691228037

Category: History

Page: 328

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The description for this book, Moscow's Third World Strategy, will be forthcoming.
Categories: History

Soviet Military Thought

Soviet Military Thought

In the fifties new jet and turboprop bombers , which in combat efficiency are not inferior to the medium and heavy ... and grenade launchers became the weapons of the Ground Forces ; the proportion of automatic rifles also increased .

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105110700924

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Department of Defense Appropriations for Fiscal Year 1976

Department of Defense Appropriations for Fiscal Year 1976

In the 1950's , you may also recall , there was some misunderstanding of the need for balanced military forces as ... More recently , illusions somewhat similar to those of the “ Fifties " regarding de rence have emerged about detente .

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Appropriations

Publisher:

ISBN: UCR:31210020087340

Category:

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U S regional force application

U S  regional force application

As a Swedish expert has pointed out , however , the Swedish frontline forces currently available for mobilization are roughly one - half to one - third of its military forces of the 1950s . In 1955 the Swedish air force consisted of 17 ...

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Publisher: Hoover Press

ISBN: 0817951636

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The Fifties Fiction Poetry Drama

The Fifties  Fiction  Poetry  Drama

For Wiesel it is not enough to forgive God and to dismiss Him; man is now born a rebel against God's old games, against His silence, against death and all those men and forces that condemn him to die. This evolution and tempering of the ...

Author: Warren G. French

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015000353295

Category: American literature

Page: 316

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A collection of essays (see contents screen) about American literature of the 1950's, including Salinger, Hemingway, Faulkner, Mailer, Bellow, Jack Kerouac, and Tennessee Williams. Includes biographical sketches of the writers and the contributors.
Categories: American literature

The Bell Jar a Novel of the Fifties

The Bell Jar  a Novel of the Fifties

Whereas past critical attention has centered on The Bell Jar as autobiography, Wagner-Martin transcends that approach, looking as well at the novel in its larger context of the social and historical forces shaping women's lives in America ...

Author: Linda Wagner-Martin

Publisher: Twayne Publishers

ISBN: 0805780912

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 114

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"Though her life was brief, the American poet and novelist Sylvia Plath (1932-63) exerted a profound influence on contemporary writers, particularly women writers of the sixties and seventies. Just as to her Pulitzer Prize-winning poetry Plath brought a decidedly feminist perspective, so too did she etch in her novel The Bell Jar a disturbing vision of life for young women in America at midcentury. The Bell Jar - based on Plath's own experiences as a student at Smith College, an intern at Mademoiselle, and a young woman battling for her own sanity amid societal mores of the times - was initially published in England under a pseudonym, its American publication stifled for years by the writer's family. When, however, the 1963 novel was finally released to U.S. audiences in 1971, it achieved both critical and popular success, and has since become a classic of feminist literature and a unique vehicle for better appreciating Plath's gifts." "It is through a multifaceted lens that Linda Wagner-Martin examines The Bell Jar in this new study. Whereas past critical attention has centered on The Bell Jar as autobiography, Wagner-Martin transcends that approach, looking as well at the novel in its larger context of the social and historical forces shaping women's lives in America during the fifties and sixties. Thus eschewing a simplistic reading of the novel, the author plumbs issues of gender, genre, and narrative voice. Arguing that Plath's troubled personal history was the product of her struggle against contemporary social forces, Wagner-Martin reviews the writer's prior work and inspects earlier, partial versions of the novel; explores Plath's use of humor and sarcasm; traces the writer's representation of patriarchal structures in the novel; and ultimately places the novel squarely in the tradition of works about women at odds with a society dominated by patriarchal values. A brilliantly argued, eminently readable approach to this masterpiece, The Bell Jar: A Novel of the Fifties is certain to be lauded by scholars and students alike."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Categories: Literary Criticism

Back to the Fifties

Back to the Fifties

This version of the Fifties contained a veritable wish list for many Americans in 1972: “family values,” a booming domestic economy, and strong stances against communist forces at home and abroad. Whether those qualities actually ...

Author: Michael D. Dwyer

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199356843

Category: Music

Page: 240

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Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, Hollywood studios and record companies churned out films, albums, music videos and promotional materials that sought to recapture, revise, and re-imagine the 1950s. Breaking from dominant wisdom that casts the trend as wholly defined by Ronald Reagan's politics or the rise of postmodernism, Back to the Fifties reveals how Fifties nostalgia from 1973 to 1988 was utilized by a range of audiences for diverse and often competing agendas. Films from American Graffiti to Hairspray and popular music from Sha Na Na to Michael Jackson shaped - and were shaped by - the complex social, political and cultural conditions of the Reagan Era. By closely examining the ways that "the Fifties" was remade and recalled, Back to the Fifties explores how cultural memories were fostered for a generation of teenagers trained by popular culture to rewind, record, recycle and replay.
Categories: Music

America in the Fifties

America in the Fifties

Andrew J. Dunar successfully shows how the issues confronting America in the late twentieth century have roots in the fifties, some apparent at the time, others only in retrospect: civil rights, environmentalism, the counterculture, and ...

Author: Andrew J. Dunar

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

ISBN: 0815631030

Category: History

Page: 336

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The 1950s evoke images of prosperity, suburbia, a smiling President Eisenhower, cars with elaborate tail fins, Elvis Presley, Marilyn Monroe, and the “golden age” of television—seemingly a simpler time in which the idealized family life of situation comedies had at least some basis in reality. A closer examination, however,recalls more threatening images: the hysteria of McCarthy-ism, the shadow of the atomic bomb, war in Korea, the Soviet threat manifested in the launch of Sputnik and the bombast of Nikita Khruschchev, and clashes over the integration of public buses in Montgomery, Alabama, and a high school in Little Rock, Arkansas. Andrew J. Dunar successfully shows how the issues confronting America in the late twentieth century have roots in the fifties, some apparent at the time, others only in retrospect: civil rights, environmentalism, the counterculture, and “movements” on behalf of women, Chicanos, and Native Americans. The rise of the “Beats,” the continuing development of jazz, the emergence of rock ’n’ roll, and the art of Jackson Pollock reveal the decade to be less conformist than commonly portrayed. While the cold war rivalry with the Soviet Union generated the most concern, Dunar skillfully illustrates how the rise of Nasser in Egypt, Castro in Cuba, and Communist regimes in North Korea, Vietnam, and China signaled new regional challenges to American power.
Categories: History

New Facet of Three Nucleon Force 50 Years of Fujita Miyazawa Three Nucleon Force FM50

New Facet of Three Nucleon Force   50 Years of Fujita Miyazawa Three Nucleon Force  FM50

This intense debate about nuclear forces raised many problems regarding the applicability of ordinary perturbation theory to strong interactions. As a consequence, in the mid-fifties, lagrangians had ...

Author: Hideyuki Sakai

Publisher: American Institute of Physics

ISBN: UCSD:31822030084172

Category: Science

Page: 321

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This symposium focused on three-nucleon force problems in nuclei. This is because the year 2007 corresponds to the 50 year anniversary of the three-nucleon force model based on the two-pion-exchange mechanism proposed by Fujita Miyazawa. Achievements of three-nucleon force studies, both in theory and in experiment, during this half century are presented and future perspectives for three-nucleon force studies pointing towards a new era are explored.
Categories: Science

The Army Lawyer

The Army Lawyer

By contrast with the 1950s when the great nuclear superiority of the United States concealed any basic deficiencies in strategy and force structure , it is now evident that deterrence does not simply derive from a pile of nuclear ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCR:31210019933769

Category: Courts-martial and courts of inquiry

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Categories: Courts-martial and courts of inquiry

The Fifties

The Fifties

Surveys the social, cultural, and political history of the United States during the decade of the 1950's.

Author: Douglas T. Miller

Publisher: VNR AG

ISBN: 0385112483

Category: History

Page: 444

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Surveys the social, cultural, and political history of the United States during the decade of the 1950's.
Categories: History

America in the 1950s

America in the 1950s

Outlines the important social, political, economic, cultural, and technological events that happened in the United States from 1950 to 1959.

Author: Edmund Lindop

Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books

ISBN: 9780822576426

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 144

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Outlines the important social, political, economic, cultural, and technological events that happened in the United States from 1950 to 1959.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Road Not Taken Edward Lansdale and the American Tragedy in Vietnam

The Road Not Taken  Edward Lansdale and the American Tragedy in Vietnam

By the late fifties, it was dawning on Special Forces officers that, on the “it takes a thief to catch a thief” principle, they were well positioned to become the country's premier counterguerrilla force. In 1959, one year after Sam ...

Author: Max Boot

Publisher: Liveright Publishing

ISBN: 9780871409430

Category: History

Page: 784

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Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize (Biography) A New York Times bestseller, this “epic and elegant” biography (Wall Street Journal) profoundly recasts our understanding of the Vietnam War. Praised as a “superb scholarly achievement” (Foreign Policy), The Road Not Taken confirms Max Boot’s role as a “master chronicler” (Washington Times) of American military affairs. Through dozens of interviews and never-before-seen documents, Boot rescues Edward Lansdale (1908–1987) from historical ignominy to “restore a sense of proportion” to this “political Svengali, or ‘Lawrence of Asia’ ”(The New Yorker). Boot demonstrates how Lansdale, the man said to be the fictional model for Graham Greene’s The Quiet American, pioneered a “hearts and minds” diplomacy, first in the Philippines and then in Vietnam. Bringing a tragic complexity to Lansdale and a nuanced analysis to his visionary foreign policy, Boot suggests Vietnam could have been different had we only listened. With contemporary reverberations in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Syria, The Road Not Taken is a “judicious and absorbing” (New York Times Book Review) biography of lasting historical consequence.
Categories: History

Handbook on the Chinese Armed Forces

Handbook on the Chinese Armed Forces

Its origins , however , can be traced to the 1930's when the Communist forces of Mao Tsetung acquired aircraft belonging ... Chinese versions of the MiG - 15 and MiG - 17 were produced under Soviet license in the mid to late fifties .

Author: United States. Defense Intelligence Agency

Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112046471220

Category: China

Page: 260

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Categories: China

The Armed Forces In Contemporary Asian Societies

The Armed Forces In Contemporary Asian Societies

The civil service plays a major role in the direction and control of the armed forces and police. ... and New Zealand units were responsible for the external defense and internal security of Malaya in 1947 and the early fifties.

Author: Edward A Olsen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000314731

Category: Political Science

Page: 368

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First published in 1986. This book integrates current knowledge about the military, political, economic, and cultural roles of the armed forces in sixteen Asian countries, examining the interplay of these factors and their bearing on each society's civil-military relations. The authors explore the history, current status, and potential future course of each country. Analyzing all key Asian armed forces, they provide a comprehensive view of the military's domestic role-a crucial factor in assessing the foreign and defense policy options facing Asia as a whole.
Categories: Political Science