In December of 1938, a chemist in a German laboratory made a shocking discovery: When placed next to radioactive material, a Uranium atom split in two. That simple discovery launched a scientific race that spanned 3 continents. In Great Britain and the United States, Soviet spies worked their way into the scientific community; in Norway, a commando force slipped behind enemy lines to attack German heavy-water manufacturing; and deep in the desert, one brilliant group of scientists was hidden away at a remote site at Los Alamos. This is the story of the plotting, the risk-taking, the deceit, and genius that created the world's most formidable weapon. This is the story of the atomic bomb. Bomb is a 2012 National Book Awards finalist for Young People's Literature. Bomb is a 2012 Washington Post Best Kids Books of the Year title. Bomb is a 2013 Newbery Honor book.
This volume in The Cambridge History of Japan provides the most comprehensive account available in any Western language of Japan's transformation from a feudal society to a modern nation state. Volume 5 traces the roots and the course of political, social, and institutional change that took place in Japan from late Tokugawa times to the early twentieth century. The interrelated collection of authoritative and analytical essays by specialists in the history of nineteenth century Japan discuss the fissures in late feudal society, the impact of and response to the Western world, the overthrow of the shogunal government, and the revolutionary changes that were instituted as defensive measures to strengthen the country against what seemed a dangerous competition with the Western world.
Current radiation protection standards are based upon the application of the linear no-threshold (LNT) assumption, which considers that even very low doses of ionizing radiation can cause cancer. The radiation hormesis hypothesis, by contrast, proposes that low-dose ionizing radiation is beneficial. In this book, the author examines all facets of radiation hormesis in detail, including the history of the concept and mechanisms, and presents comprehensive, up-to-date reviews for major cancer types. It is explained how low-dose radiation can in fact decrease all-cause and all-cancer mortality and help to control metastatic cancer. Attention is also drawn to biases in epidemiological research when using the LNT assumption. The author shows how proponents of the LNT assumption consistently reject, manipulate, and deliberately ignore an overwhelming abundance of published data and falsely claim that no reliable data are available at doses of less than 100 mSv.
Performing Patriotism: National Identity in the Colonial and Revolutionary American Theater (Early American Studies)
Selected by Choice magazine as an Outstanding Academic TitleDuring the eighteenth century, North American colonists began to display an increasing appetite for professional and amateur theatrical performances and a familiarity with the British dramatic canon ranging from the tragedies of Shakespeare, Addison, and Rowe to the comedies of Farquhar, Steele, and Gay. This interest sparked demand for both the latest hits of the London stage and a body of plays centered on patriotic (and often partisan) British themes. As relations between the crown and the colonies soured, the texts of these plays evolved into a common frame of reference for political arguments over colonial policy. Making the transition to print, these arguments deployed dramatic texts and theatrical metaphors for political advantage. Eventually, with the production of American propaganda plays during the Revolution, colonists began to develop a patriotic drama of their own, albeit one that still stressed the "British" character of American patriotism.Performing Patriotism examines the role of theatrical performance and printed drama in the development of early American political culture. Building on the eighteenth-century commonplace that the theater could be a school for public virtue, Jason Shaffer illustrates the connections between the popularity of theatrical performances in eighteenth-century British North America and the British and American national identities that colonial and Revolutionary Americans espoused. The result is a wide-ranging survey of eighteenth-century American theater history and print culture.
The importance of honor is present in the earliest records of civilization. Today, while it may still be an essential concept in Islamic cultures, in the West, honor has been disparaged and dismissed as obsolete. In this lively and authoritative book, James Bowman traces the curious and fascinating history of this ideal, from the Middle Ages through the Enlightenment and to the killing fields of World War I and the despair of Vietnam. Bowman reminds us that the fate of honor and the fate of morality and even manners are deeply interrelated.
"War Trauma" concludes "A Vietnam Trilogy," in which a nationally-renowned authority on post-traumatic stress disorder reveals the psychiatric impact of war on soldiers and veterans, which is denied or minimized by government and the military. Through efforts to treat veterans of past conflicts he illustrates the inevitability of lifelong psychiatric scars from today s conflicts as well. Scurfield draws on the experience of prior wars for valuable insights to help people who are now in the military or in the healing professions, and their families and communities, to deal with today s realities of combat and its aftermath. This book studies the psychiatric impact of war on soldiers and veterans, and their familiesm and uses the experience of veterans of earlier wars to help people who are now in the military or in the healing professions, and their families and communities, to deal with today s realities of combat and its aftermath. The effects go on for decades after the violence occurred, and we are still just learning to understand the depth and variety of problems it can cause. Further, Scurfield documents his proven innovative therapies for treating PTSD. This volume also looks at what military and mental health professionals should have learned from the Vietnam War in order to better protect Americans in later conflicts and to help them recover afterwards. The Persian Gulf War, for instance, had an immense impact on veterans of all wars. The author was a national faculty member for joint VA-DOD training programs to enhance mental health response readiness for receiving anticipated medical and psychiatric casualties from the Persian Gulf War. What he found was a resurgence of selective amnesia and denial about the true impact of war. Scurfield notes, "Chillingly, what happened in Vietnam in 1968-69 regarding psychiatric casualties has enormous parallels to what is happening today regarding US psychiatric casualties from the Iraq War."
This book examines relations between China and the Soviet Union during the 1950s, and provides an insight into Chinese thinking about the Korean War. This volume is based on a translation of Shen Zihua’s best-selling Chinese-language book, which broke the mainland Chinese taboo on publishing non-heroic accounts of the Korean War.The author combined information detailed in Soviet-era diplomatic documents (released after the collapse of the Soviet Union) with Chinese memoirs, official document collections and scholarly monographs, in order to present a non-ideological, realpolitik account of the relations, motivations and actions among three Communist actors: Stalin, Mao Zedong and Kim Il-sung. This new translation represents a revisionist perspective on trilateral Communist alliance relations during the Korean War, shedding new light on the origins of the Sino-Soviet split and the rather distant relations between China and North Korea. It features a critical introduction to Shen's work and the text is based on original archival research not found in earlier books in English. This book will be of much interest to students of Communist China, Stalinist Russia, the Korean War, Cold War Studies and International History in general.
Smoke Jensen has a new mission: to help outlaw Joe Wales settle a score against the band of vaqueros who attacked his wife. Smoke is happy to strap on a brace of .45s to help out his friend, especially if he can do it by nailing some dirty renegades to the wall. Outnumbered or not, Smoke is going to take on the savage desperadoes one-by-one, and blow each and every hide back to hell! .
To cover the Vietnam War, the Associated Press gathered an extraordinary group of superb photojournalists in its Saigon bureau, creating one of the great photographic legacies of the 20th century. Collected here are images that tell the story of the war that left a deep and lasting impression on American life. These are pictures that both recorded and made history, taken by unbelievably courageous photojournalists. In a moving essay, writer Pete Hamill, who reported from Vietnam in 1965, celebrates their achievement.As we begin to look back from the vantage point of half a century, this is the book that will serve as a photographic record of the drama and tragedy of the Vietnam War.
This book presents the reader with a historic political portrait. It deals with a National Socialist who decisively influenced the entire development of the Third Reich. Was he a philosopher? A statesman? A megalomaniac with pernicious ideas which caused the death of millions? Who was this Alfred Rosenberg? He was called Hitler's Father Confessor, The Grand Inquisitor of the Third Reich, the man behind the Nordic Faith Movement, the ideologist who had the greatest influence on the direction of Nazi Germany's foreign policy. He was convicetd as a war criminal at the Nuremberg trials and executed. But he saw himself as a philosopher, a successor to Plato, Aristotle, and Socrates in the eternal search for wisdom and truth. He presented himself to the German people as practitioner of the universal science that aims at an explanation of all the phenomena of the universe by ultimate causes. He was the "intellectual" chosen by Hitler to create "a religion of the Blood" - the official high priest and interpreter of the Nazi way of life, custodian of the Nazi world view.
Civil War Portraits of Avoyelles: The faces of Avoyelles soldiers and citizens who contributed to the cause (Avoyelles Civil War Sesquicentennial)
This book is the culmination of over forty years of collecting old photographs by the author in Avoyelles Parish. The faces of about 150 of these soldiers or Civil War participants from Avoyelles are the largest collection of its type. The rarest of the photographs depict local soldiers in uniform, some bearing arms. There are also portraits of two Avoyelles men who were among the hundreds of local young men who died in the war. Over 1000 men from Avoyelles Parish served during the Civil War. Bordered by two rivers, the rich soil of the Mississippi and Red River valleys enabled large and many small plantations. Avoyelles gave its share of soldiers on both sides of the battlefield. About 100 of its citizens gave their lives either during a battle or from disease. Many of the local men were in one of a handful of units which were formed in Avoyelles. These French speaking soldiers spread out and collectively fought in just about every battle in the war, from Gettysburg to Mansura. Portraits include: Palmire Boyer Amet Prudent Aymond F. B. Baillio Aristide Barbin Ludger Barbin Evariste Barre Heber Bennett Mansuel Bennett Joseph Bettevy Dr. James Knox Bond Edmond Bonnett Emile A. Bordelon Gervais Bordelon Louis Landry Bordelon Pierre Auge Bordelon Remi Bordelon St. James Bordelon David French Boyd Alonzo Lucien Boyer Benoit Brouillette Alcide Cailleteau Serge Callegari Capt. Joseph Cappel Jules Chatelain Emile Jules Chaze Moise Chenevert Alphonse Bienvenue Coco Anatole Coco F. B. Coco Philogene Coco Augustine A. Couvillon Edgar Pierre Couvillion Elphege Phillip Couvillon Hypolite Oge Couvillon Joseph Cleophas Couvillon Ludger Couvillion Pierre Elphege Couvillion Basel Crow Cushman Charles Willard Cushman Pierre Daigrepont Augustin Dauzat Marcellein E. DeCuir Jean Laurence DeGeneres Alcibeade Derivas Louis G. DeRussy Jean Ovide Domas Saint James Dubroc Jerome Ducote Louis Ducote Rezaire Ducote Zelien Ducote Marcellin M. Dufour Dr.. Francois M. Dumartrait Pierre Dupont Pierre Charles Dupuis Stephen Dupuis Judge Henry Clay Edwards Judge James M. Edwards Jocahim Firmen Elijah Fogleman Frederic Foraseé Thomas Poindexter Frifth Capt. William Fuller Steven Fuqua Louis Gagnard Gerand J. Gaspard Eugene Gauthier Philocles Gauthier John George, III Giles Glasscock Sen. Abram M. Gray Aristides M. Gremillion Jean Baptiste G. Gremillion Constant Guillebert Jean Baptiste Guillory Julien Guillory Alexandre M. Haas Capt. Sam Haas Judge William Hall Capt. Joseph T. Hatch Parfait Belfort Haydel William Hervey, III Daniel Bettison Hudson Alfred Briggs Irion Wiley Jackson J. B. Jeansonne, fils Capt. Isaac C. Johnson Eloi Joffrion Sen. Evariste Joffrion Capt. Joseph C. Joffrion Cleophas Juneau Emile Juneau, Boone’s Capt. Patrick Keary Prof. Henry Clay Kemper Jean Joseph Knoll Apollinaire Laborde Martin Laborde Severe Laborde Arnaud Denis Lafargue Joseph LaPrairie, II, Union John Baptist LeVert Dr. J. Cecil LeGare Fulgence Lemoine Jean Bapiste Lemoine Leandre Lemoine Leon Lemoine Theophile Lemoine Zenon Lemoine Adiren Maillet Hilaire Marcottte Dorsin Mayeux Henry Mayeux Hugh McNeal Curry Milburn Thomas Jefferson Milligan Ferdinand and Ferrier Moreau Oge Moreau Valerien Moreau, II J. Alphonse Morrow George Neck Alcide Hilaire Normand Cleophas Prudent Normand Clete Pudrent Normand Luc Normand Oliver P. Normand Prudent Normand, Sr. Prudent Normand, Jr. Scott Normand Capt. S. J. Norwood Capt. Thomas Overton Francis M. Pavey Alanson Pearce Stephen S. Pearce W. O. Pearcee Dr. Leonard Rabalais Andrew Jackson Reed Abraham Roy Leandre Roy Alfred Scallan David Siess Leopold Siess Simon Siess John Snoddy Lynn Tanner Dr. Leo C. Tarleton J. Alfred Tassin Ewell Thompson Spencer R. Thorpe Capt. J. E. Trudeau Celestin Villemarette Alphonse A. Voinche Dr. James Ware Rev. Frederick White Robert Windes Charles N. Zimmer
When do states choose to adopt a penitent stance towards the past? When do they choose to offer apologies for historical misdeeds, offer compensation for their victims, and incorporate the darker sides of history into their textbooks, public monuments, and museums? When do they choose not to do so? And what are the political consequences of how states portray the past? This book pursues these questions by examining how governments in post-1945 Austria, Germany, and Japan have wrestled with the difficult legacy of the Second World War and the impact of their policies on regional politics in Europe and Asia. The book argues that states can reconcile over historical issues, but to do so requires greater political will and imposes greater costs than is commonly realized. At the same time, in an increasingly interdependent world, failure to do so can have a profoundly disruptive effect on regional relations and feed dangerous geopolitical tensions.
Based on multiarchival research conducted over almost three decades, this landmark account tells how a few men set off a war that would lead to tragedy for millions. Stein Tønnesson was one of the first historians to delve into scores of secret French, British, and American political, military, and intelligence documents. In this fascinating account of an unfolding tragedy, he brings this research to bear to disentangle the complex web of events, actions, and mentalities that led to thirty years of war in Indochina. As the story unfolds, Tønnesson challenges some widespread misconceptions, arguing that French general Leclerc fell into a Chinese trap in March 1946, and Vietnamese general Giap into a French trap in December. Taking us from the antechambers of policymakers in Paris to the docksides of Haiphong and the streets of Hanoi, Vietnam 1946 provides the most vivid account to date of the series of events that would make Vietnam the most embattled area in the world during the Cold War period.
The story of The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas is very difficult to describe. Usually we give some clues about the book on the cover, but in this case we think that would spoil the reading of the book. We think it is important that you start to read without knowing what it is about. If you do start to read this book, you will go on a journey with a nine-year-old boy called Bruno. And sooner or later you will arrive with Bruno at a fence. We hope you never have to cross such a fence.
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Find out why professional snipers, sharpshooters and long range riflemen consider The Ultimate Sniper to be the bible of their craft When John Plaster's The Ultimate Sniper was released in 1993, it was hailed as an instant classic in the sniping community, influencing an entire generation of military and police marksmen around the world. Now, this revolutionary book has been completely updated and expanded for the 21st century. Through revised text, new photos, specialised illustrations, updated charts and additional information sidebars, The Ultimate Sniper once again thoroughly details the three great skill areas of sniping; marksmanship, fieldcraft and tactics. This new edition includes the latest tactics and techniques from the frontlines of the War on Terror, including the mountains, deserts and urban areas of the Middle East and Central Asia; analysis of evolving techniques including lasers, night vision, FLIR and ballistics programmes; an all-new chapter on countersniping 'lessons learned' in Iraq and Afghanistan; and detailed ballistics and trajectory data for sniper ammunition. About the Author Major John L. Plaster served three tours in the top-secret unconventional warfare group, Studies and Observations Group, in Vietnam. As a long-range reconnaissance leader, he led tiny intelligence-gathering teams behind enemy lines in Laos and Cambodia before leaving SOG in late 1971. He was decorated for heroism four times and retired from the U.S. Army as a major.
The Jewish Study Bible is a one-volume resource tailored especially for the needs of students of the Hebrew Bible. Nearly forty scholars worldwide contributed to the translation and interpretation of the Jewish Study Bible, representing the best of Jewish biblical scholarship available today. A committee of highly-respected biblical scholars and rabbis from the Orthodox, Conservative, and Reform Judaism movements produced this modern translation.No knowledge of Hebrew is required for one to make use of this unique volume. The Jewish Study Bible uses The Jewish Publication Society TANAKH Translation.Since its publication, the Jewish Study Bible has become one of the most popular volumes in Oxford's celebrated line of bibles. The quality of scholarship, easy-to-navigate format, and vibrant supplementary features bring the ancient text to life. * Informative essays that address a wide variety of topics relating to Judaism's use and interpretation of the Bible through the ages. * In-text tables, maps, and charts. * Tables of weights and measures. * Verse and chapter differences. * Table of Scriptural Readings. * Glossary of technical terms. * An index to all the study materials. * Full color New Oxford Bible Maps, with index.