Back from War

Back from War

"For the first time, the physical and emotional problems that returning Veterans of WWII, Vietnam, Korea, Kosovo, Afghanistan and Iraq are suffering are discussed openly and with heart-wrenching candor."--Cover p. [4].

Author: Lee Alley

Publisher: Exceptional Pub

ISBN: 0976732939

Category: History

Page: 245

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"For the first time, the physical and emotional problems that returning Veterans of WWII, Vietnam, Korea, Kosovo, Afghanistan and Iraq are suffering are discussed openly and with heart-wrenching candor."--Cover p. [4].
Categories: History

Life After Death

Life After Death

This book offers a novel approach to the cultural and social history of Europe after the Second World War.

Author: Deutsches Historisches Institut (Washington, DC)

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521009227

Category: History

Page: 363

View: 203

This book offers a novel approach to the cultural and social history of Europe after the Second World War.
Categories: History

War After Death

War After Death

Reevaluates the role of war in politics and society based on an expanded definition of the violence that it entails, with special attention to the destruction of nonliving things such as dead bodies, cities, artworks, archives, or languages ...

Author: Steven Miller

Publisher: Modern Language Initiative

ISBN: 0823256782

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 234

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Reevaluates the role of war in politics and society based on an expanded definition of the violence that it entails, with special attention to the destruction of nonliving things such as dead bodies, cities, artworks, archives, or languages, and to extreme violence such as torture and rape.
Categories: Literary Criticism

War after Death

War after Death

MAYHEM SYMBOLIC VIOLENCE AND THE CULTURE OF THE DEATH DRIVE 'What are you bringing me,' she cried, 'riding so fast?' 'War and death,' he replied. —Torquato Tasso, Jerusalem Delivered The fact that slaughter is a horrifying spectacle ...

Author: Steven Miller

Publisher: Fordham Univ Press

ISBN: 9780823256808

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

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War after Death considers forms of violence that regularly occur in actual wars but do not often factor into the stories we tell about war, which revolve invariably around killing and death. Recent history demonstrates that body counts are more necessary than ever, but the fact remains that war and death is only part of the story—an essential but ultimately subordinate part. Beyond killing, there is no war without attacks upon the built environment, ecosystems, personal property, artworks, archives, and intangible traditions. Destructive as it may be, such violence is difficult to classify because it does not pose a grave threat to human lives. Nonetheless, the book argues that destruction of the nonhuman or nonliving is a constitutive dimension of all violence—especially forms of extreme violence against the living such as torture and rape; and it examines how the language and practice of war are transformed when this dimension is taken into account. Finally, War after Death offers a rethinking of psychoanalytic approaches to war and the theory of the death drive that underlies them.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Unexpected War

The Unexpected War

For thirteen-year-old Lance Burns, Sunday morning of August 17, 2032, starts out like every other one—an average, mediocre, not-too-great-but-not-too-shabby kind of day.

Author: Jean-Pierre Breton

Publisher:

ISBN: 1475983123

Category: Fiction

Page: 198

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For thirteen-year-old Lance Burns, Sunday morning of August 17, 2032, starts out like every other one—an average, mediocre, not-too-great-but-not-too-shabby kind of day. Forced to spend a rainy weekend in a cramped cave during a family camping trip with his two sisters, Lance looks forward to getting back home to Dublin. But just as they’re preparing to leave, meteor-like balls of fire begin crashing into the earth all around them. Lance, Kate, and Tina take refuge in the cave, and from there they witness an alien fiend unfold from the ball, roar, and head toward Dublin. Curious, Lance makes his way into the city where he is stunned to find carnage everywhere, the fiends destroying everything in sight. With his father’s old rifle at his side, Lance accepts an invitation to join the People’s Liberation Force, a resistance group dedicated to fighting the fiends. Together they risk their lives and battle long and hard to defeat the aliens that have taken over their world. Will Lance have to give his life to the cause as well?
Categories: Fiction

Berlin at War

Berlin at War

In this vivid and important study Roger Moorhouse portrays the German experience of the Second World War, not through an examination of grand politics, but from the viewpoint of the capital's streets and homes.

Author: Roger Moorhouse

Publisher: Vintage Books

ISBN: 0099551896

Category: History

Page: 432

View: 484

Berlin was the nerve-centre of Hitler's Germany - the backdrop for the most lavish ceremonies, it was also the venue for Albert Speer's plans to forge a new 'world metropolis' and the scene of the final climactic bid to defeat Nazism. Yet while our understanding of the Holocaust is well developed, we know little about everyday life in Nazi Germany. In this vivid and important study Roger Moorhouse portrays the German experience of the Second World War, not through an examination of grand politics, but from the viewpoint of the capital's streets and homes.He gives a flavour of life in the capital, raises issues of consent and dissent, morality and authority and, above all, charts the violent humbling of a once-proud metropolis. Shortlisted for the Hessell-Tiltman History Prize.
Categories: History

War Injury and Death Benefits for Civilians

War Injury and Death Benefits for Civilians

Hearings Before a Subcommittee on the Committee on Finance, United States Senate, Seventy-seventh Congress, Second Session, on S. 2620, a Bill to Provide Benefits for the Injury, Disability, Death, Or Enemy Detention of Civilians, ...

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

Publisher:

ISBN: LOC:00102332350

Category: Accident insurance

Page: 104

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Categories: Accident insurance

The Humanities and Public Life

The Humanities and Public Life

What leverage does reading, of the attentive sort practiced in the interpretive humanities, give you on life? Does such reading represent or produce an ethics?

Author: Peter Brooks

Publisher:

ISBN: 0823261409

Category: EDUCATION

Page: 164

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This study tests the proposition that the humanities can, and at their best do, represent a commitment to ethical reading. And that this commitment, and the training and discipline of close reading that underlie it, represent something that the humanities need to bring to other fields: to professional training and to public life. What leverage does reading, of the attentive sort practiced in the interpretive humanities, give you on life? Does such reading represent or produce an ethics?
Categories: EDUCATION

The War and the Death of News

The War and the Death of News

One of his most haunting and haunted verses was a couplet in Epitaphs of the War, after the death of his only son John, a subaltern with the Irish Guards in Loos: If any question why we died, Tell them, because our fathers lied.

Author: Martin Bell

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781786071095

Category: Political Science

Page: 304

View: 455

Martin Bell has stood in war zones as both a soldier and a journalist. From Vietnam to Bosnia to Iraq, he has witnessed first-hand the dramatic changes in how conflicts are fought and how they are reported. He has seen the truth degraded in the name of balance and good taste – grief and pain censored so the viewers are not disturbed. In an age of international terror, where journalists themselves have become targets, more and more reports are issued from the sidelines. The dominance of social media has ushered in a post-truth world: Twitter rumours and unverifiable videos abound, and TV news seeks to entertain rather than inform. In this compelling account, one of the outstanding journalists of our time provides a moving, personal account of war and issues an impassioned call to put the substance back in our news.
Categories: Political Science

The Great War and the Death of God

The Great War and the Death of God

century myth of unbounded progress, impugned long-standing Enlightenment confidence in human reason, and ended European bourgeois civilization.2 On August 3, 1914, the eve of Britain's declaration of war against Germany, British Foreign ...

Author: Charles A. O'Connor

Publisher: New Acdemia+ORM

ISBN: 9781955835268

Category: Philosophy

Page: 348

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A compelling analysis of how World War I spurred the rise of atheism and the subsequent effect on Western theology, philosophy, literature, and art. The catastrophic Great War left humanity in a world no longer trustworthy and reassuring but seemingly meaningless and indifferent. Instead of redressing humanity’s cosmic alienation, postwar Western culture abandoned its concern for cosmic meaning, lost its confidence in human reason, and enabled the scientific worldview of neo-Darwinian materialism to emerge and eventually dominate the Western mind. According to the proponents of that worldview, science is the only source of genuine truth, nature is the product of a blind evolutionary process, and reality at bottom is just physics and chemistry. Thus, God is dead and continued belief in a transcendently purposeful universe is intellectually indefensible and either disingenuous or delusional. By turning away from the eternal questions about the nature of reality, Western culture effectively ceded unwarranted credibility and prominence to neo-Darwinian materialism, including its recently strident New Atheism. “O’Connor revisits the 20th century’s journey from Nietzsche’s declaration of the ‘death of God’ to the rise of materialism as the dominant worldview of western intelligentsia. We live in a world that has largely expelled both mind and meaning from the citadels of serious intellectual pursuit, and O’Connor’s book is a fascinating and scholarly expedition into the ‘how’ and ‘why’ of that troubling development.” —Carter Phipps, author of Evolutionaries “I found this topic to be top-rate. The book is well researched and conceived, nicely narrated and analyzed, and an original body of inquiry into a challenging, fascinating intellectual tradition.” —Ronald M. Johnson, Professor Emeritus of American History, Georgetown University
Categories: Philosophy

Love Death and the War on Terror

Love  Death and the War on Terror

troops have since died in Iraq, and estimates for the number of civilian deaths rise from 100,000 to 500,000. ... Though Obama closed Guantanamo Bay, his government continues to back the War on Terror in Afghanistan and elsewhere. the ...

Author: Trevor Maynard

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781445206622

Category:

Page: 72

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The War of Terror is as much a battle of ideas and the mind, as of blood and the body. But what of it? Why should Death have it all its own way? While the terrorists murder and the soldiers die, we, the people, still meet each other, and fall in love.
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500 Revolutionary War Obituaries and Death Notices

500  Revolutionary War Obituaries and Death Notices

1762–8-6-1876 Crawfordsville, Montgomery, IN) Spouse: Catherine Stonebraker DAR records indicate that it was George's father who was a Revolutionary War patriot, and probably not George Fruits, Jr., who by census records, was about ten ...

Author: Mary Harrell-Sesniak

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9780557182091

Category: Death notices

Page: 282

View: 996

Categories: Death notices

The Geography of War and Peace From Death Camps to Diplomats

The Geography of War and Peace   From Death Camps to Diplomats

Reproduced by permission of Museum voor Schone Kunsten Oostende . since the imagined enemy materialized in the midst of a nation and sucked up its blood ( The War of the Worlds15 ) or its identity . 16 Fiction writers and artists often ...

Author: Colin Flint Professor of Geography Pennsylvania State University

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0198036701

Category: Political Science

Page: 480

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How and why war and peace occur cannot be understood without realizing that those who make war and peace must negotiate a complex world political map of sovereign spaces, borders, networks, and scales. This book takes advantage of a diversity of perspectives as it analyzes the political processes of war and their spatial expression. Topics include terrorism, nationalism, religion, drug wars, water conflicts, diplomacy, peace movements, and post-war reconstruction.
Categories: Political Science

World War I Mass Death and the Birth of the Modern US Soldier

World War I  Mass Death  and the Birth of the Modern US Soldier

After the war, the ABMC reconstructed what had been destroyed, but left an artillery shell hole in the stonework on the right ... The Living and the Dead: The Rise and Fall of the Cult of World War II in Russia (New York: Basic Books, ...

Author: David W. Seitz

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781498546881

Category: History

Page: 342

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A study in war rhetoric, material rhetoric, and public memory, this book explains how the aftermath of the American World War I experience led to the rhetorical production of the long-lasting and familiar icon of the modern US soldier as a virtuous, self-sacrificial, “global force for good.”
Categories: History

Love and Death in the Great War

Love and Death in the Great War

Even if “friends” is taken in a more broadly symbolic way, the narrative on his tombstone invested George Waring Huston's death with personally redemptive meaning. In some venues, the war story could still be told as a love story, ...

Author: Andrew J. Huebner

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190853921

Category: History

Page: 390

View: 695

Americans today harbor no strong or consistent collective memory of the First World War. Ask why they fought or what they accomplished, and "democracy" is the most likely if vague response. The circulation of confusing or lofty rationales for intervention started from the moment President Woodrow Wilson secured a war declaration in April 1917. Yet amid those shifting justifications was a more durable and resonant one: Americans would fight for home and family. This book merges the stories of several American families with analysis of wartime popular culture. It argues that family, in lived experience and as symbolic motivator, gave the war meaning, recovering the conflict's personal dimensions. But that narrative had undergone transformative challenges by war's end.
Categories: History

Virtual War and Magical Death

Virtual War and Magical Death

Today, the drones are hyped as “the future of war," the “only good thing to come out of the war on terrorism,” and an effective and highly discrimi— nate counterterrorism and counterinsurgency weapon. Future Combat Systems, the army's ...

Author: Neil L. Whitehead

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822379041

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

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Virtual War and Magical Death is a provocative examination of the relations between anthropology and contemporary global war. Several arguments unite the collected essays, which are based on ethnographic research in varied locations, including Guatemala, Uganda, and Tanzania, as well as Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, and the United States. Foremost is the contention that modern high-tech warfare—as it is practiced and represented by the military, the media, and civilians—is analogous to rituals of magic and sorcery. Technologies of "virtual warfare," such as high-altitude bombing, remote drone attacks, night-vision goggles, and even music videoes and computer games that simulate battle, reproduce the imaginative worlds and subjective experiences of witchcraft, magic, and assault sorcery long studied by cultural anthropologists. Another significant focus of the collection is the U.S. military's exploitation of ethnographic research, particularly through its controversial Human Terrain Systems (HTS) Program, which embeds anthropologists as cultural experts in military units. Several pieces address the ethical dilemmas that HTS and other counterinsurgency projects pose for anthropologists. Other essays reveal the relatively small scale of those programs in relation to the military's broader use of, and ambitions for, social scientific data. Contributors. Robertson Allen, Brian Ferguson, Sverker Finnström, Roberto J. González, David H. Price, Antonius Robben, Victoria Sanford, Jeffrey Sluka, Koen Stroeken, Matthew Sumera, Neil L. Whitehead
Categories: Social Science

The Aftermath of Battle

The Aftermath of Battle

The clash of armies in the American Civil War left hundreds of thousands of men dead, wounded, or permanently damaged.

Author: Kathleen Thompson

Publisher:

ISBN: 1611211891

Category: History

Page: 168

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The clash of armies in the American Civil War left hundreds of thousands of men dead, wounded, or permanently damaged. Skirmishes and battles could result in casualty numbers as low as one or two and as high as tens of thousands. The carnage of the battlefield left a lasting impression on those who experienced or viewed it, but in most cases the armies quickly moved on to meet again at another time and place. When the dust settled and the living armies moved on, what happened to the dead left behind? Unlike battle narratives, The Aftermath of Battle: The Burial of the Civil War Dead picks up the story as the battle ends. The burial of the dead was an overwhelming experience for the armies or communities forced to clean up after the destruction of battle. In the short-term action, bodies were hastily buried to avoid the stench and the horrific health concerns of massive death; in the long-term, families struggled to reclaim loved ones and properly reinter them in established cemeteries. Visitors to a battlefield often wonder what happened to the dead once the battle was over. In this easy-to-read overview that will complement any Civil War library, author Meg Thompson provides a look at the aftermath of battle and the process of burying the Civil War dead. The Aftermath of Battle is part of the Emerging Civil War Series offering compelling, easy-to-read overviews of some of the Civil War's most important stories. The masterful storytelling is richly enhanced with hundreds of photos and illustrations.
Categories: History

Death War and Sacrifice

Death  War  and Sacrifice

Although the action is set entirely within this world and there is no question of the hero's death or post - mortem fate , many of the details — particularly the two paths and the two women — are strongly reminiscent of Germanic and ...

Author: Bruce Lincoln

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226481999

Category: Religion

Page: 289

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One of the world's leading specialists in Indo-European religion and society, Bruce Lincoln expresses in these essays his severe doubts about the existence of a much-hypothesized prototypical Indo-European religion. Written over fifteen years, the essays—six of them previously unpublished—fall into three parts. Part I deals with matters "Indo-European" in a relatively unproblematized way, exploring a set of haunting images that recur in descriptions of the Otherworld from many cultures. While Lincoln later rejects this methodology, these chapters remain the best available source of data for the topics they address. In Part II, Lincoln takes the data for each essay from a single culture area and shifts from the topic of dying to that of killing. Of particular interest are the chapters connecting sacrifice to physiology, a master discourse of antiquity that brought the cosmos, the human body, and human society into an ideologically charged correlation. Part III presents Lincoln's most controversial case against a hypothetical Indo-European protoculture. Reconsidering the work of the prominent Indo-Europeanist Georges Dumézil, Lincoln argues that Dumézil's writings were informed and inflected by covert political concerns characteristic of French fascism. This collection is an invaluable resource for students of myth, ritual, ancient societies, anthropology, and the history of religions. Bruce Lincoln is professor of humanities and religious studies at the University of Minnesota.
Categories: Religion

Ghost on the Throne

Ghost on the Throne

Chronicles the dramatic collapse of Alexander the Great's empire, discussing the unsuccessful reigns of his half-brother and posthumously born son, the infighting among his generals, and the ensuing war that set the stage for modern ...

Author: James S. Romm

Publisher: Knopf

ISBN: 9780307271648

Category: History

Page: 341

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Chronicles the dramatic collapse of Alexander the Great's empire, discussing the unsuccessful reigns of his half-brother and posthumously born son, the infighting among his generals, and the ensuing war that set the stage for modern conflicts.
Categories: History

War of the White Death

War of the White Death

The Finns managed to get the upper hand in the battle. At the same time, apparently, the remains of the battalions of the 255th Rifle Regiment received an order to fall back. By the morning of 22 December, after five days of fighting ...

Author: Bair Irincheev

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 9780811710886

Category: History

Page: 222

View: 785

Compelling account of the Winter War between Finland and the Soviet Union The Soviets expected to crush Finnish forces in mere days, but the Finns broke the Red Army's advance and held out for almost four months Authentic depiction of frontline fighting in the harshest of conditions Based on eyewitness testimony, war diaries, battle reports, and other records
Categories: History