A reference for those interested in formal communication in a rapidly changing world. This book provides correct written and oral forms of address for everyone from local officials to foreign heads of state. It includes a glossary, guidelines for use and style, and forms of address and information on high officials from more than 180 foreign countries. Officials in the United States, Australia, Great Britain, and Canada are covered in detail. Includes how to address a letter or invitation, the correct salutation and closing, how to create a place card, make an introduction, and how to directly address an official in conversation. 6" x 9" hardcover, 576 pages, complete index Smyth-sewn library binding to lie flat for easy reference. Archival acid-free paper
Prisoners, Diplomats, and the Great War: A Study in the Diplomacy of Captivity (Contributions in Military Studies)
Military and civilian captivity practices by four major European powers and the United States during World War I are surveyed in this book. Speed argues that while the pressures of total war, as they emerged during the conflict, drove the belligerents to violate many of the norms of war, they attempted to behave in accordance with a liberal tradition of captivity which held that prisoners of war were merely men whom nobody had a right to harm. Aside from a few journal articles that deal with small aspects of the topic, there is no other scholarly work that focuses on captivity during the First World War. Speed makes extensive use of rarely cited American diplomatic records in order to offer a more objective view of camp conditions. A special feature is the depiction of American camps in France drawn from previously uncited War Department records.The book explores the radical tradition of captivity that emerged in the Soviet Union. This tradition held that the prisoner was not merely a man for whom the war was over, but that he was a potential recruit in the class war whose national loyalty could be subverted in the interest of the ideological conflict. Thus, while the Western world entered the war with a single tradition of captivity, it emerged from the conflict with two antithetical traditions. While the United States and Western Europe in general have clung to the liberal tradition, third world revolutionary states like Vietnam and North Korea have embraced the radical tradition. This book is essential reading for all scholars and students of modern European/American diplomatic and military history. Government officials involved with hostages or prisoners of war will also find much of value here.
This book is about the gracious generation of Americans who have decided to honor those who served in World War Two (WWII) and in the generation of wars since then. It is about an organization that is giving veterans honor that a past generation denied them. Do you remember the Vietnamese Police Action where the American sentiment was against wars? Not only against war, but against every man and woman who went to defend our liberty. Many college students and young persons were in the “peace” movement. Returning veterans were stoned when they disembarked from ships bringing them home from Vietnamese fighting. One uniformed war hero who returned from Vietnam was walking across a college campus when a little four year old boy ran up to him to hug his leg. The father grabbed the boy and said, “Stay away from that man. He is a baby killer”. There were very few who would hire returning service men and women and many of these veterans succumbed to severe depression and drugs. That sentiment changed after September 11, 2001. Thankfully the media’s showing of the terrible tragedy of 911 awakened America. Many of our young people have had to go to war again to defend this country. We learned that there was a new and different kind of war, the war of Terror. Most families today have a service man or woman in their family or extended family. Everyone has viewed the fighting shown on television in Afghanistan and Iraq. The American sentiment today is that these men and women are defending our freedom and deserve our respect. I am writing this not to honor WWII veterans as I am one, but to introduce you to a group of people who have banded together to support and honor veterans of all wars and especially WWII. They work as volunteers and raise funds to completely support their cause. Their goal is to take every person who served in the military during these wars to Washington, D.C. to view the memorials that have been built and dedicated to honor them. Most WWII veterans are in their 80’s and 90’s and statistics for 2011 indicated that over 900 WWII veterans died every day. At that rate, they will not be with us very much longer. This volume will include a story of one of those Honor Flights, the fourth annual Honor Flight of Southern New Mexico. I was a veteran who had the distinct pleasure of being invited to go on that flight and through my meager efforts will take you along with us. Fasten your seat belts and let’s fly!
This book is a magisterial global history of World War II. Beginning in 1937 with the outbreak of the Sino-Japanese War, Evan Mawdsley shows how the origins of World War II lay in a conflict between the old international order and the new and then traces the globalisation of the conflict as it swept through Asia, Europe, and the Middle East. His primary focus is on the war's military and strategic history though he also examines the political, economic, ideological, and cultural factors which influenced the course of events. The war's consequences are examined too, not only in terms of the defeat of the Axis but also the break-up of colonial empires and the beginning of the Cold War. Accessibly written and well-illustrated with maps and photographs, this compelling new account also includes short studies of the key figures, events and battles that shaped the war.
The villagers all felt sorry for fourteen-year-old Henri and little Sylvain: with their mother "in an asylum" and a "philandering" father, back in Antwerp, the two brothers had come to Belsele, in the Flemish countryside, "for a much needed fresh-air break." In fact, the intricate story of an unhappy family was spun to protect the two Jewish boys, Hirsch and Salomon, from deportation while they were waiting out the German occupation of Belgium. Hirsch Grunstein's memoir chronicles the events leading up to the boys' escape from Antwerp, his long stretch in hiding (much of it alone, in silence), his eventual capture by the Flemish SS, and the dramatic operation by the Belgian resistance that saved him and scores of other children from certain death. Woven into the riveting account of how he, his family and their rescuers survived, are the teenager's wrenching interpretations of the Psalms.
During the early years of the Second World War, Britain saw retaining control of the Middle East as essential, and devoted immense resources to building military bases there. The political stability of Egypt and Palestine was of prime concern to avoid diverting troops away from fighting the external enemy to internal security tasks. But Britain's position in the region had been weakened by the prolonged rebellion of 1936-39 in Palestine over Jewish immigration. Pan-Arab nationalism was energized, and Mussolini wanted to take advantage of the instability. Although Italian forces suffered defeats in late 1940, the dangers increased when Hitler intervened. The Germans conquered Greece and Crete in 1941, and Rommel's forces threatened Egypt. Although Britain achieved victory, it was unable to maintain its political authority. Demands for independence intensified in Egypt and among Palestine Jewry. The postwar struggles in those countries had their origins in the stormy period which this book analyses.
This book tells an amazing story...a story of survival against all odds during the Holocaust. It is a story of a group of British POWs, who, through their innate goodness and decency, took action that ensured that a young girl would survive. An act more than heroism - an act of goodness.
The book presents Daniel Berrigan's contribution and challenge to Catholic Social Thought. His contribution lies in his consistent, comprehensive, theoretical, and practical approach to issues of social justice and peace over the last fifty years. His challenge lies in his critique of capitalism, imperialism, and militarism, inviting Catholic activists and thinkers to undertake not just a reformist but a radical critique and alternative to these realities. The aim of this book is, for the first time, to make Berrigan's thought and life available to the academic Catholic community, so that a fruitful interaction takes place. How does this work enlighten and challenge such a community? How can this community enrich and criticize his work? To these ends, the editors have recruited scholars and thinker-activists already familiar with and sympathetic to Berrigan's work and those who are less so identified. The result is a rich, engaging, and critical treatment of the meaning and impact of his work. What kind of challenge does he present to academic-business-as-usual in Catholic universities? How can the life and work of individual Catholic academics be transformed if such persons took Berrigan's work seriously, theoretically and practically? Do Catholic universities need Berrigan's vision to fulfill more integrally and completely their own mission? Does the self-knowing subject and theorist need to become a radical subject and theorist?Even though the appeal of academics is important and perhaps primary, because of the range and depth of his work and thought and the power of his writing, there is a larger appeal to the Catholic community and to activists working for social justice and peace. The work has, therefore, not only a theoretical and academic appeal but also a popular and grass roots appeal.Given the current and on-going US military interventions in Iraq and Afghanistan, Berrigan's work invites us to think about the justice of such interventions or, given the destructiveness of modern weapons, whether the notion of just war makes any sense. Given the recent crisis on Wall Street, does it make sense any longer to talk about the possibility of a just capitalism? Given the most recent revelations about Guantanamo, Abu Ghraib, and Bagram, is it not imperative to think about how torture, preventative detention, and extraordinary rendition serve the ends of empire? In light of all of this, doesn't Berrigan's call for a pacific, prophetic community of justice rooted in the Good News of the Gospel make compelling sense?
World War II: The Rest of the Story and How It Affects You Today, 1930 to September 11, 2001 (Uncle Eric Book)
Mr. Maybury presents an idea-based explanation of the Second World War. He focuses on events in the Second World War and how our misunderstanding of this war led to America s subsequent wars, including the Korean and Vietnam Wars, the Iraq-Kuwait War, and the "war on terrorism" that began September 11, 2001.To improve the student's learning experience, also purchase the student study guide for "World War II" titled "A Bluestocking Guide: World War II" also available through Amazon.Can be used for courses in World History, U.S. History, International Relations, Economics, Business, Finance, and Government.This is part two of a two-part series on the world wars. For part one, check out "World War I: The Rest of the Story and How It Affects You Today" also available through Amazon.Table of Contents for "World War II"Author's DisclosureCast of CharactersTimelinePart One: Who Were The Good Guys?1. The Main Theater of the War2. Good Guys Against Bad Guys3. Not Six Million4. World War II Was Nothing New5. Millions6. Britain Was A White Hat?7. British Conquests8. P.T. Barnum Knew9. British Area Bombing10. Two QuestionsPart Two: First Rumblings11. When Did The War Begin?12. Appeasement and Comparative Brutality13. Carving Up Central EuropePart Three: The U.S. Enters the War14. The French versus the French15. Significance of the Higgins Boat16. Only Genghis Khan Did It17. The Solution18. Events Leading to Pearl Harbor19. Hiding Facts about the Brawl20. The Great World War II MythFDR's Pearl Harbor Speech21. A Secret Agreement22. Why Did The Japanese Attack?23. Pearl Harbor: FDR's Deceit24. The Flying Tigers and B-17 Bombers25. "Caught With Their Pants Down"26. Planes Parked Too Close Together27. The Prokofiev Seamount28. The Necessary Sacrifice?29. You've Seen The PhotosPart Four: The Economics of the War30. The Myth of German Might31. Focus On The Eastern Front32. Of Photographs and Weather33. German Production of Weapons34. Germany's Unknown Second Army35. Tank Treads, Trucks and Submarines36. Germany's Wonder Weapons37. Oil and Rifles38. Americans Were Less Intelligent?39. The Bookings Revelation40. Russia Invaded by Keystone Kops41. Omaha Beach, Bravery versus HeroismPart Five: The USG Makes It Worse42. The German Underground43. Unconditional Surrender44. Why Did Roosevelt Do It?45. Rarely Questioned46. Why Was Nagasaki Bombed?47. 105 Aircraft Carriers48. Surrender Near49. Fierce Fighters50. The Russians React51. The Soviet UprisingPart Six: Effect On Us Today52. Arm Any Gangster53. September 11th and the Destruction of the World Trade Center54. Blowback55. MAD56. Policeman of the World57. SummaryPart Seven: Final Thoughts About War58. The Needless Deaths of 35 Million59. The Normal Conditions of Humans60. The Cause of War61. Minor League to Emperor of the WorldAppendixBibliography and Suggested ReadingSuggested ListeningSuggested ViewingGlossaryAbout Richard J. MayburyIndexIndex of MapsMap of EuropeBritish and Russian EmpireExpansion of the Russian Empirev Conquered by European RegimesWashington's Pacific Bases in 1940San Diego, Pearl Harbor, JapanJapan, Bungo StraitProkofiev SeamountRebel-held Territories during WWIIAxis versus Allies
Wartime sermons reveal how Jews perceive themselves in relation to the majority society and how Jewish and national values are reconciled when the fate of a nation is at stake. They also illustrate how rabbis guide their communities through the challenges of their times. The sermons reproduced here were delivered by American and British rabbis fromËœacross the Jewish spectrum - Orthodox to Liberal, Ashkenazi and Sephardi - from the Napoleonic Wars to the attacks of 9/11. Each sermon is prefaced by a comprehensive introduction explaining the context in which it was delivered.ËœDetailed notes explain allusions unfamiliar to a present-day readership and draw comparisons where appropriate to similar passages in contemporary newspapers and other sermons. A general introduction surveys more broadly the distinctive elements of modern Jewish preaching - the new preaching occasions bound up with the history of the countries in which Jews were living; new modes for the dissemination of the sermons (printed pamphlets and the Jewish and general press), and the emergence of women's voices from the pulpit. It also surveys the distinctive themes of modern Jewish sermons, including responses to Jewish suffering, social justice, eulogies for national leaders, Zionism, and war. What Jewish religious leaders said to their congregations when their countries went to war (or in some cases, were considering going to war) raises questions of central significance for both modern Jewish history and religious thinking in the civic context.What evidence do these sermons present concerning the degree of patriotism felt by Jews? Where and when do we find examples of dissent from the policies taken by their governments, or explicit criticism? What theological problems are raised by the preachers in the context of unprecedented and unimagined destruction, and how do they respond to these problems? How is the enemy presented in these texts; how is the problem of Jews fighting and killing other Jews addressed? Are the preachers functioning to articulate traditions that challenge the consensus of the moment, or as instruments of social control serving the needs of governments looking for unquestioning support by their citizenry? In all these areas, this book makes an important contribution to American- and Anglo-Jewish history of this period while also making available a collection of mostly unknown Jewish texts produced at dramatic moments of the past two centuries. *** "Probably the world's greatest expert on Jewish homilectics from the medieval period onwards . . . wide-ranging preface . . . Following a magisterial introduction come the sermons, each one introduced, explained, and discussed as well as sensitively and helpfully annotated. The selections are acute and the sermons themselves potent and highly readable." www.Middleburgh.co.uk
In 1942 fifteen-year-old Jack Mandelbaum was torn from his family in Poland and sent to a Nazi concentration camp. This is Jack's own true story of how he fought against starvation, disease and the insane brutality of the Holocaust. Jack is sent to a series of different camps, each one as horrific as the other. He soon befriends Moniek, another prisoner, and together they learn to fight through adversity and are finally able to walk free on the day of liberation. This is a personal and touching tale of Jack's World War II experiences, as told by Jack himself to award-winning author Andrea Warren. The book includes a 4-page photo section, including a photo taken of Jack shortly after liberation.
From the siege towers and catapults employed by ancient invaders to the unmanned drones and stealth bombers used by today's armed forces, the mastering of superior technology has always played a critical role in determining an army's chances of success — or defeat. Following in the footsteps of DK's esteemed military history titles Military History is the definitive guide to the development of battlefield technology through the ages, from Bronze Age Mesopotamia to the War on Terror. Organized chronologically and by key military technology, Military History: The Definitive Visual Guide to the Objects of Warfare covers the iconic weapons, armor, equipment, and battles that have defined war through the ages, showing the impact of changes in military technology on the very fabric of history.
On the afternoon of 7 June 1944, Lorne Brown, a private serving with the 3rd Canadian Infantry Division in Normandy, was bayoneted to death while trying to surrender to troops of Nazi Germany's Tlite 12th SS Division 'Hitler Youth.' Over the next ten days, more than a hundred and fifty Canadian soldiers were brutally murdered after capture by the 12th SS. Despite months of post-war investigation by Allied courts, however, only two senior officers of the 12th SS were ever tried for war crimes.Drawing extensively on archival sources, Howard Margolian reveals the full account of an atrocious chapter in history and exposes the causes - an inept and indifferent Canadian military justice system, and a Canadian government all too willing to let bygones be bygones - of the flagrant inaction that followed. Highly praised for both its meticulous research and its engaging passion, this book will resonate with veterans, those interested in war crimes, military buffs, and historians.
Principles and Practice of Resistance Training represents a true breakthrough in planning and monitoring strength training programs. This research-based book details how to systematically examine the physical, physiological, and biomechanical parameters associated with crafting resistance training programs to improve sport performance and strength and power in athletes. The authors bring together more than 100 collective years of teaching, conducting research, and coaching national- and international-level athletes to share their unique insights concerning adaptations to strength and conditioning.The text is written in a manner that challenges professionals while remaining accessible to advanced coaches. It begins by presenting readers with an understanding of basic science. This scientific foundation allows readers to formulate a sound training process that is more likely to produce the desired short- and long-term results. Next, the text examines how to test, monitor, and evaluate adaptations to various types of training programs. It emphasizes the significance of appropriately monitoring training programs to identify elements of the program to adjust so the goals of clients or athletes are more effectively and efficiently achieved. Finally, the authors discuss exercise selection and present a practical example so readers can learn to apply the information in the text to build their own training programs. Each chapter is written in a “stand-alone” manner so that readers can refer back to the material as needed. Principles and Practice of Resistance Training also explores key questions that currently have no clear, scientifically proven answers. For these issues, the authors offer reasoned, speculative explanations based on the best available information and data—including anecdotal evidence— intended to stimulate additional observation and research that will eventually offer a clearer understanding and resolution of the issues involved. In sharing their personal experiences as coaches and research scientists, the authors are able to address issues that are not normally dealt with in academic programs. Principles and Practice of Resistance Training is far more than a general guide for strength training. It is an in-depth exploration of the science behind the training. Armed with the scientific understanding and the tools to put that information into practice, you will be able to develop training programs that help your athletes or clients excel.
This book explores the substantial and dynamic innovations of the wartime era, identifying this period as the most influential for Japan's post-war economic structure. Erich Pauer and a team of leading Japanese and German scholars discuss important aspects of the Japanese wartime economy, including:* ideological background* the Japanese 'planned economy'* technical mobilization* women and the war economy* socio-economic change* food shortages, the black market and economic crime* national policy companies* financial reforms
The full history of world war 2 in 39 volumes - brilliantly illustrated comprising Prelude to War, Blitzkrieg, The Battle of Britain, The Rising sun, The Battle of the Atlantic, Russia Besieged, The War in the Desert, The Home Front:USA, China-Burma-India, Island Fighting, The Italian Campaign, Partisans and Guerrillas, The Second Front, Liberation, Return to the Phillipines, The Air War in France, The Resistance, The Battle of the Bulge, The Road to Tokyo, Red Army Resurgent, The Nazis, Across the Rhine, War under the Pacific, War in the Outposts, The Soviet Juggernaut, Japan ay War, The Mediterranean, Battles for Scandinavia, The Secret War, Prisoners of War, The Commandos, The Home Front:Germany, Italy at War, Bombers over Japan, The Neutrals, Victory in Europe, Bombers over Japan, Aftermath: Europe, Aftermath: Asia.
Escaping the Trap: The U.S. Army X Corps in Northeast Korea, 1950 (Williams-Ford Texas A&M University Military History Series)
After its successful landing at Inchon and capture of Seoul in September 1950, the U.S. X Corps was joined by Eighth Army, and many people expected the two commands to be combined into one. Instead, General MacArthur ordered the X Corps to load onto ships and travel around the peninsula to northeastern Korea and the port city of Wonsan, which the South Korean I Corps had captured. Major elements of X Corps were to move west from their positions in northeast Korea and cut the supply lines of Chinese troops expected to cross the Yalu and confront Eighth Army. Other parts of X Corps would push north toward the border and thus control all of Korea. Neither goal was met. Escaping the Trap tells what happened when X Corps discovered that the Chinese had crossed the Yalu unseen and marched rapidly to Chosin Reservoir, where they landed a surprise attack against the 1st Marine Division and the army's 31st Regimental Combat Team of the 7th Infantry Division. The Chinese attack in late November 1950 virtually annihilated the 31st RCT east of Chosin, while the 1st Marine Division made an escape through treacherous terrain and a forty-mile roadblock, pushing on to the coast and the monumental evacuation of X Corps from North Korea. Roy E. Appleman's study of the day-to-day records of X Corps and of published material and his interviews and correspondence with survivors make the whole story of this portion of the Korean War available for the first time.
Urban lit’s favorite ride or die couple, Trae and Tasha, are back as they fight to hold onto their volatile relationship which gets closer to exploding with each passing day. Their friends, Angel and Kaylin, are caught up in their own drama which pits brother against brother in a final showdown. Faheem and his wife Jaz, face their worst nightmare which almost takes them totally out of the game. Meanwhile, Kyron, who brought Trae to the brink of murder and Tasha to the edge of insanity, is back and hell bent on revenge. When Trae makes the deadly decision to work for the most violent Chinese crime organization in the city and renew a business relationship with Charli Li, the one woman who can never be trusted, his rocky marriage and life are threatened. Tasha is forced to step in, and things get really crazy. Can Trae escape the grips of the mob with his life and hold on to his wife? Honor Thy Thug will leave you gasping for more.