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Living Through It Twice: Poems of the Romany Holocaust (1940-1997)

Living Through It Twice: Poems of the Romany Holocaust (1940-1997)

Poetry. A beautifully produced, bilingual edition mentioned on BBC Radio and NPR's All Things Considered, LIVING THROUGH IT TWICE has also inspired a forthcoming CBS television documentary. "Paul Polansky's spare, stark renderings of Romany survivors' voices have the hardness of memorial stone. But in reading them, the stone dissolves and something infinitely tender and unspeakable takes its place. The restraint and hardness hold in the tears-just barely. The Romany Holocaust, the Czech Romany Holocaust, the denial of it by the Havel government, the repetition of history today - these unknowns are thrown into sharp relief by Polansky's unblinking gaze. When we see what he sees, we no longer have an excuse to avert our eyes" -- Andrei Codrescu. "It was raining when I arrived. / How many came like me / smelling the wet countryside, / hearing no sounds from the city?" ("Auschwitz").

Capitulation Militaire Avec S. M. Le Roi Des Deux-siciles... (French Edition)

Capitulation Militaire Avec S. M. Le Roi Des Deux-siciles... (French Edition)

This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book. ++++ The below data was compiled from various identification fields in the bibliographic record of this title. This data is provided as an additional tool in helping to ensure edition identification: ++++ <title> Capitulation Militaire Avec S. M. Le Roi Des Deux-Siciles

The Secret War in Afghanistan: The Soviet Union, China and Anglo-American Intelligence in the Afghan War (Library of Middle East History)

The Secret War in Afghanistan: The Soviet Union, China and Anglo-American Intelligence in the Afghan War (Library of Middle East History)

The Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in 1979, and the subsequent war with the indigenous Afghan Mujahedeen, was one of the bloodiest conflicts of the Cold War. Key details of the circumstances surrounding the invasion and its ultimate conclusion only months before the fall of the Berlin Wall in November 1989 have long remained unclear; the entire episode is a shadowy narrative of clandestine correspondence, covert operations and failed intelligence. Making use of recently declassified archives, The Secret War in Afghanistan brings to light the full role of the CIA in arming and training the Afghan fighters. Here, Panagiotis Dimitrakis analyses every aspect of this vital turning point in Cold War history; from President Jimmy Carter's 'Afghan Trap' to Margaret Thatcher's role in the crisis. Dimitrakis also outlines the full extent of China's involvement in arming the Mujahedeen, effectively fighting Brezhnev's Soviet Union by proxy. This will be essential reading for scholars and students of the Cold War, American History and the Modern Middle East.

Americas Own-A Celebration of America and its Horses

Americas Own-A Celebration of America and its Horses

EXselle Elite Five Point Leather with Elastic Breastplate Great for eventers and show jumpers. Helps to keep the saddle centered and from slipping back but still allows for full freedom of movement. Can be attached to billets, dee rings or to the stirrup bar with a Dee Ring Saver (not included). Has real sheepskin padding on all pressure points - adjustable running martingale attachment and stainless steel hardware. American leather. Choose: Black Leather with matching Back Elastic or Dark Havana Leather with Khaki or Blue Elastic

Bolt Action: Armies of Imperial Japan

Bolt Action: Armies of Imperial Japan

Following the assault on Pearl Harbor, the Imperial Japanese military saw action across Asia, from the capture and defense of the islands of the Pacific to the occupation of territory in China and Burma. With this latest supplement for Bolt Action, players have all the information they need to build a force of the Emperor's fanatically loyal troops and campaign through some of the most brutal battles of the war.

Understanding Art (with CourseMate Printed Access Card)

Understanding Art (with CourseMate Printed Access Card)

UNDERSTANDING ART provides a balanced approach to appreciating art, incorporating coverage of masterworks from the past and present. Author Lois Fichner-Rathus combines a conversational writing style with rich images, all designed to inspire understanding of the art that surrounds you in everyday life.

Jewish Budapest : Monuments, Rites, History

Jewish Budapest : Monuments, Rites, History

This history of the Jews in Budapest, from medieval times to the present day, provides a comprehensive account of their culture and ritual customs. It looks, in turn, at each of the "Jewish quarters" of the city, and demography. The book pays special attention, on the one hand, to the usage of the Hebrew language and to Jewish scholarship and, on the other, to the integration of the Jews into society and to their assimilation, in certain periods.

Radiation Safety Problems in the Caspian Region: Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Research Workshop on Radiation Safety Problems in the Caspian ... September 2003 (Nato Science Series: IV:)

Radiation Safety Problems in the Caspian Region: Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Research Workshop on Radiation Safety Problems in the Caspian ... September 2003 (Nato Science Series: IV:)

Senior scientists from neighboring and other NATO countries joined their efforts to help this region to get to know their problems, discussed their solutions and how they can be helped out. Distinguished experts described how they had succeeded in developing the solutions to such problem in their countries.

Taiko: An Epic Novel of War and Glory in Feudal Japan

Taiko: An Epic Novel of War and Glory in Feudal Japan

In the tempestuous closing decades of the sixteenth century, the Empire of Japan writhes in chaos as the shogunate crumbles and rival warlords battle for supremacy. Warrior monks in their armed citadels block the road to the capital; castles are destroyed, villages plundered, fields put to the torch.Amid this devastation, three men dream of uniting the nation. At one extreme is the charismatic but brutal Nobunaga, whose ruthless ambition crushes all before him. At the opposite pole is the cold, deliberate Ieyasu, wise in counsel, brave in battle, mature beyond his years. But the keystone of this triumvirate is the most memorable of all, Hideyoshi, who rises from the menial post of sandal bearer to become Taiko-absolute ruler of Japan in the Emperor's name. When Nobunaga emerges from obscurity by destroying an army ten times the size of his own, he allies himself with Ieyasu, whose province is weak, but whose canniness and loyalty make him invaluable. Yet it is the scrawny, monkey-faced Hideyoshi-brash, impulsive, and utterly fearless-who becomes the unlikely savior of this ravaged land. Born the son of a farmer, he takes on the world with nothing but his bare hands and his wits, turning doubters into loyal servants, rivals into faithful friends, and enemies into allies. In all this he uses a piercing insight into human nature that unlocks castle gates, opens men's minds, and captures women's hearts. For Hideyoshi's passions are not limited to war and intrigue-his faithful wife, Nene, holds his love dear, even when she must share it; the chaste Oyu, sister of Hideyoshi's chief strategist, falls prey to his desires; and the seductive Chacha, whom he rescues from the fiery destruction of her father's castle, tempts his weakness. As recounted by Eiji Yoshikawa, author of the international best-seller Musashi, Taiko tells many stories: of the fury of Nobunaga and the fatal arrogance of the black-toothed Yoshimoto; of the pathetic downfall of the House of Takeda; how the scorned Mitsuhide betrayed his master; how once impregnable ramparts fell as their defenders died gloriously. Most of all, though, Taiko is the story of how one man transformed a nation through the force of his will and the depth of his humanity. Filled with scenes of pageantry and violence, acts of treachery and self-sacrifice, tenderness and savagery, Taiko combines the panoramic spectacle of a Kurosawa epic with a vivid evocation of feudal Japan.

The Illustrated Gettysburg Reader: An Eyewitness History of the Civil War’s Greatest Battle

The Illustrated Gettysburg Reader: An Eyewitness History of the Civil War’s Greatest Battle

One hundred and fifty years after the Battle of Gettysburg, the words of the soldiers and onlookers present for those three fateful days still reverberate with the power of their courage and sacrifice. The Illustrated Gettysburg Reader: An Eyewitness History of the Civil War's Greatest Battle gathers letters, journals, articles and speeches from the people who lived through those legendary three days. Tied together with narrative by historian Rod Gragg and illustrated with a wealth of photographs and images, The Illustrated Gettysburg Reader will transport you to the battlefield, immersing you in the emotional intensity of the struggle of brother against brother for the future of the United States of America."Here they are penetrating the heart of a hostile country leaving their homes beyond broad rivers and the largest of the enemies armies while in front of them is gathering all of resistance that can be obtained by a power fruitful of every element of military power."—Confederate soldier T.G. Pollock on the 30th of June, 1863, the day before the Battle of Gettysburg

Elements of Radiobiology

Elements of Radiobiology

Emerging from the estimable Doctor Selman's own teaching experience, this book gives radiologic technologists and beginning radiology residents a clear, authoritative guide to the essentials of radiobiology. A short historical introduction precedes discussions of pertinent physics and cellular biology and of their interplay: modes of action of x and gamma rays, cell and tissue response, cellular radiosensitivity, and factors affecting cell response to ionizing radiation. A third of the book is devoted to the vital topic of radiation hazards. It covers whole body effects, hazards to embryo and fetus, late effects on tissues, genetic effects, and health physics. The text concludes with explanations of radiation oncology, available radiation modalities, and radiotherapy.

The Holocaust: A Reader

The Holocaust: A Reader

This interdisciplinary collection of primary and secondary readings encourages scholars and students to engage critically with current debates about the origins, implementation and postwar interpretation of the Holocaust. Interdisciplinary content encourages students to engage with philosophical, political, cultural and literary debate as well as historiographical issues. Integrates oral histories and testimonies from both victims and perpetrators, including Jewish council leaders, victims of ghettos and camps, SS officials and German soldiers. Subsections can be used as the basis for oral or written exercises. Whole articles or substantial extracts are included wherever possible.

Plutopia: Nuclear Families, Atomic Cities, and the Great Soviet and American Plutonium Disasters

Plutopia: Nuclear Families, Atomic Cities, and the Great Soviet and American Plutonium Disasters

While many transnational histories of the nuclear arms race have been written, Kate Brown provides the first definitive account of the great plutonium disasters of the United States and the Soviet Union. In Plutopia, Brown draws on official records and dozens of interviews to tell the extraordinary stories of Richland, Washington and Ozersk, Russia-the first two cities in the world to produce plutonium. To contain secrets, American and Soviet leaders created plutopias--communities of nuclear families living in highly-subsidized, limited-access atomic cities. Fully employed and medically monitored, the residents of Richland and Ozersk enjoyed all the pleasures of consumer society, while nearby, migrants, prisoners, and soldiers were banned from plutopia--they lived in temporary "staging grounds" and often performed the most dangerous work at the plant. Brown shows that the plants' segregation of permanent and temporary workers and of nuclear and non-nuclear zones created a bubble of immunity, where dumps and accidents were glossed over and plant managers freely embezzled and polluted. In four decades, the Hanford plant near Richland and the Maiak plant near Ozersk each issued at least 200 million curies of radioactive isotopes into the surrounding environment--equaling four Chernobyls--laying waste to hundreds of square miles and contaminating rivers, fields, forests, and food supplies. Because of the decades of secrecy, downwind and downriver neighbors of the plutonium plants had difficulty proving what they suspected, that the rash of illnesses, cancers, and birth defects in their communities were caused by the plants' radioactive emissions. Plutopia was successful because in its zoned-off isolation it appeared to deliver the promises of the American dream and Soviet communism; in reality, it concealed disasters that remain highly unstable and threatening today. An untold and profoundly important piece of Cold War history, Plutopia invites readers to consider the nuclear footprint left by the arms race and the enormous price of paying for it.

The Art of Gaman: Arts and Crafts from the Japanese American Internment Camps 1942-1946

The Art of Gaman: Arts and Crafts from the Japanese American Internment Camps 1942-1946

In 1942, Executive Order 9066 mandated the incarceration of 110,000 Japanese Americans, including men, women, children, the elderly, and the infirm, for the duration of the war. Allowed only what they could carry, they were given just a few days to settle their affairs and report to assembly centers. Businesses were lost, personal property was stolen or vandalized, and lives were shattered. The Japanese word gaman means "enduring what seems unbearable with dignity and grace. "Imprisoned in remote camps surrounded by barbed wire and guarded by soldiers with machine guns, the internees sought courage and solace in art. Using found materials at first and later what they could order by catalog, they whittled and carved, painted and etched, stitched and crocheted. What they created is a celebration of the nobility of the human spirit under adversity. THE ART OF GAMAN presents more than 150 examples of art created by internees, along with a history of the camps.Reviews". . . demonstrates the poignancy of the internment experience and the strength of the human spirit."-Alaska Airlines MagazineFrom the Hardcover edition.

Military Medals, Decorations, and Orders of the United States and Europe: A Photographic Study to the Beginning of WWII (Schiffer Military Aviation History)

Military Medals, Decorations, and Orders of the United States and Europe: A Photographic Study to the Beginning of WWII (Schiffer Military Aviation History)

At last the book on Military Medals that collectors have been anxiously awaited! Hundreds of photographs of rare, seldom seen medals, decorations and orders, as well as those awards commonly encountered, with their intricate details captured in spectacula

Modernism and Fascism: The Sense of a Beginning under Mussolini and Hitler

Modernism and Fascism: The Sense of a Beginning under Mussolini and Hitler

Intellectual debates surrounding modernity, modernism and fascism continue to be active and hotly contested. In this ambitious book, renowned expert on fascism Roger Griffin analyzes Western modernity and the regimes of Mussolini and Hitler and offers a pioneering new interpretation of the links between these apparently contradictory phenomena. Using a wealth of examples, Griffin describes how modernism's roots lay in part in the fundamental human need to perceive a transcendent meaning and purpose to life - and to restore this purpose in times of experienced decay and social breakdown. This sense of revolution and rebirth provided the context in which fascism sought a new world based on the health and strength of the nation or race. Modernism and Fascism is an original and fascinating synthesis of data and ideas which will be of interest to art and intellectual historians, specialists in the study of modernity and modernism, and experts in fascist studies. It also offers stimulating new insights to all those concerned with the many contemporary movements (e.g. Al-Qaeda, Christian fundamentalists) prepared to fight for their belief in the transcendental meaning of life against the inroads of an increasingly globalized materialism. This is a book which promises to have a resonance far beyond the already broad academic parameters of the project, and will inspire a new wave of scholarly interest in modernity.

Bruce N. Canfield's Complete Guide to United States Military Combat Shotguns

Bruce N. Canfield's Complete Guide to United States Military Combat Shotguns

From the famed Winchester M97 to the Mossberg and beyond! It's all in here! Expanded and updated covereage of American combat shotguns with three times the information found in the author's pervious best-selling book on this topic. An absolutely huge collector's guide! 312 pages packed with the latest data that collectors have been demanding. Hundreds of detailed photographs show you the specific features that you need to recognize in order to identify fakes and assembled guns. This is the kind of hands-on, practical know-how that will help you to become a more successful collector! Covers all the known types and all the manufacturers. Special, in-depth historical coverage of WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam and Iraq! Tells you which troops used these guns, where they carried them and how they performed in combat! All new sections bring the story up-to-date, with full details of shotgun use in our armed forces today! All of th e latest guns are included with sereal number data direct from the manufacturers! Detailed collector's notes show you all the markings, parts, variations and features that you need to look for. Learn what is proper and what is not before you buy!

U.S. Navy Uniforms and Insignia 1940-1942 (U.S. Navy Uniforms in World War II Series)

U.S. Navy Uniforms and Insignia 1940-1942 (U.S. Navy Uniforms in World War II Series)

Volume four in the series, this is the first book of its kind to examine the clothing, equipment and accoutrements used by the United States Navy through the early years of World War II. Beginning with the pre-war lineage of U.S. Navy uniforms in the 1920s, this volume chronologically documents Midshipmen's uniforms, recruit training and issue items including sea bag layouts and hammocks, with over 800 original and contemporary images. Wartime U.S. Navy insignia worn by commissioned officers, warrant officers and chief petty officers is featured with concise descriptions and detailed photographs. Additionally, a complete catalog of enlisted men's rating badges and distinguishing marks are showcased in brilliant full color with detailed and informative captions. As a bonus, the complete 1941 U.S. Navy Uniform Regulations with all wartime changes and amendments is included on CD-ROM.