Forgotten Voices of World War II: A New History of World War II in the Words of the Men and Women Who Were There
To assemble the text for FORGOTTEN VOICES OF WORLD WAR II, Max Arthur and his team of researchers were given unlimited access to the complete collection of World War II audiotapes accumulated by the British Imperial War Museum. These are the almost-forgotten voices of an entire generation of civilian and military survivors of some of the most mundane (or horrendous) episodes of the war. Their simple, often rough, words cut straight to the heart. Able Seaman Bob Tilburn tells us: "I tried to sit on my raft, but every time I pulled it down, the other side came up, and so I packed it in, because it was falling on my face all the time. We were on three separate little rafts . . . I actually tried to go to sleep on this thing that was tossing up and down. I thought, if I'm going to die, I might as well die in my sleep. And then Dundas shouted, 'What's that?' and I woke up a bit and looked behind me, and there was this destroyer coming, the Electra. What a beautiful sight. "Then it went straight past us." Tilburn, Dundas, and Briggs were the only survivors of the sinking of the HMS Hood by the Bismarck; 1,415 of their comrades went down. Tilburn's narrative, and those of thousands of others--Americans, Australians, British, Canadians, French, Germans, Japanese, Okinawans, Russians, and more-give us an unvarnished picture of the true cost of war for its survivors, as well as an incomparable tribute to the many who did not make it.
In an unnamed town in the Ecuadorian Andes, a small wooden icon-- La Virgen Pipona (the Potbellied Virgin)-- conceals the documents that define the town's social history. That history recently has been dominated by the women of the Benavides family, a conservative clan and, not coincidentally, the caretakers of the Virgin. Their rivals are the Pandos, a family led by four old men who spend their days smoking in the park across from the Virgin's cathedral and offering revisionist versions of local and national events. When a military skirmish threatens the Virgin (and the secret in her famous belly), the Benavides women must scramble to preserve their place as local matriarchs-- without alerting the old Pandos to the opportunity that might enable them to finally supplant their rivals. One of Ecuador's foremost contemporary writers, Alicia Ya nez Cossi o illuminates the complexity of Andean society by placing disenfranchised players such as women and Amerindians onstage with traditional powers such as the military and the church. Folk wisdom, exemplified in The Potbellied Virgin by the beautifully translated proverbs so popular with the Benavideses and the Pandos alike, stands up to historical record. Such inclusiveness ultimately allows the whole truths of Ya nez Cossi o's subjects to emerge. Only the second of her novels to be translated into English, The Potbellied Virgin (La cofradi a del mullo del vestido de la Virgen Pipona) is a funny, focused portrait of Ecuadorian life in the twentieth century.
Prisons, poisons, and passions combine in a gorgeously written fantasy noir by the author of the Morris Award-winning A CURSE DARK AS GOLD. As a pickpocket, Digger expects to spend a night in jail every now and then. But she doesn't expect to find Lord Durrel Decath there as well--or to hear he's soon to be executed for killing his wife. Durrel once saved Digger's life, and when she goes free, she decides to use her skills as a thief, forger, and spy to investigate his case and return the favor. But each new clue only opens up more mysteries. While Durrel's marriage was one of convenience, his behavior has been more impulsive than innocent. His late wife had an illegal business on the wrong side of the civil war raging just outside the city gates. Digger keeps finding forbidden magic in places it has no reason to be. And it doesn't help that she may be falling in love with a murderer . . .
This collection of letters, speeches, articles, and testimony of a perceptive and articulate Jewish communal leader provides insight into the tumultuous events of 2000-01. Against the background of Palestinian violence directed at the Israeli populace, anti-Semitism reinvigorated in Durban and in Western Europe, and America under terrorist attack, David Harris's engaging and prescient commentary assesses both the dangers and the possibilities. This material both records the development of events during a critical period and offers a vision of how to move forward.
Once seen as threats to mainstream society, Irish Americans have become an integral part of the American story. More than 40 million Americans claim Irish descent, and the culture and traditions of Ireland and Irish Americans have left an indelible mark on U.S. society. Timothy J. Meagher fuses an overview of Irish American history with an analysis of historians' debates, an annotated bibliography, a chronology of critical events, and a glossary discussing crucial individuals, organizations, and dates. He addresses a range of key issues in Irish American history from the first Irish settlements in the seventeenth century through the famine years in the nineteenth century to the volatility of 1960s America and beyond. The result is a definitive guide to understanding the complexities and paradoxes that have defined the Irish American experience. Throughout the work, Meagher invokes comparisons to Irish experiences in Canada, Britain, and Australia to challenge common perceptions of Irish American history. He examines the shifting patterns of Irish migration, discusses the role of the Catholic church in the Irish immigrant experience, and considers the Irish American influence in U.S. politics and modern urban popular culture. Meagher pays special attention to Irish American families and the roles of men and women, the emergence of the Irish as a "governing class" in American politics, the paradox of their combination of fervent American patriotism and passionate Irish nationalism, and their complex and sometimes tragic relations with African and Asian Americans.
For many historians, military history began in Classical Greece. Chronologically, however, half of recorded military history occurred before the rise Greeks rose to military predominance. In this groundbreaking and fascinating study, William J. Hamblin synthesises current knowledge of early ancient Near Eastern military history in an accessible way, from the Neolitihic era until the Middle Bronze Ages. Drawing on an extensive range of textual, artistic and archaeological data, Warfare in the Ancient Near East to 1600 BC offers a detailed analysis of the military technology, ideology and practices of Near Eastern warfare focusing on key topics including recruitment and training of the infantry; the logistics and weaponry of warfare, with emphasis on the shift from stone to metal weapons; the role played by magic; narratives of combat and artistic representations of battle; the origins and development of the chariot as a mode of military transportation; fortifications and siegecraft; and developments in naval warfare. Hamblin pays particular attention to the earliest known examples of holy war ideology in Mesopotamia and Egypt and argues that this era laid the foundation for later Near Eastern concepts of holy war, and that such understandings remain of vital significance in the world today. Beautifully illustrated, including maps of the region, this book is essential for experts and non-specialists alike.
From invasion to destruction-a British military disaster. Following over a century of the gradual assumption of sovereignty of the Indian Sub-Continent, the British Empire, in the form of the Honourable East India Company, supported by troops of the new Queen Victoria's army, found itself inevitably at the natural boundaries that surround Afghanistan. There it set in motion a series of disastrous events-the first of which was to march into the country at all. After an initially successful campaign and the placement of a ruler more acceptable to the British-if totally unacceptable to the Afghans-on the throne, there came the far more formidable-and ultimately hopeless-task of controlling an almost unconquerable and inhospitable land and people. This is the story of how that led to just one British soldier-the sole survivor of a slaughtered British army and its followers-staggering into Allahabad-just three years after the folly began. This was the first time Britain fought to control Afghanistan. It would by no means be the last
For undergraduate courses on the history of the southern region of the United States. A narrative history, this two-volume text integrates recent scholarship on race and gender into the story of "The South." In clear, succinct prose, it surveys the sweep of southern history from Jamestown to the present, with special attention to the Old South and to the social, economic, and political changes that have created the New South of today. The text's brevity allows instructors to use it in conjunction with other reading material.
In "The Washington Post," Julius Lester praised Richard Delgado's The Rodrigo Chronicles: Conversations about America and Race as free of cant and ideology. . . . an excellent starting place for the national discussion about race we so desperately need. "The New York Times" has hailed Delgado as a pioneer in the study of race and law, and the "Los Angeles Times" has compared his storytelling style to Plato's Dialogues. In The Coming Race War?, Delgado turns his attention to the American racial landscape in the wake of the mid-term elections in 1994. Our political and racial topography has been radically altered. Affirmative action is being rolled back, immigrants continue to be targeted as the source of economic woes, and race is increasingly downplayed as a source of the nation's problems. Legal obstacles to racial equality have long been removed, we are told, so what's the problem? And yet, the plight of the urban poor grows worse. The number of young black men in prison continues to exceed those in college. Informal racial privilege remains entrenched and systemic. Where, asks Delgado in this new volume, will this lead? Enlisting his fictional counterpart, Rodrigo Crenshaw, to untangle the complexities of America's racial future, Delgado explores merit and affirmative action; the nature of empathy and, more commonly, false empathy; and the limitations of legal change. Warning of the dangers of depriving the underprivileged of all hope and opportunity, Delgado gives us a dark future in which an indignant white America casts aside, once and for all, the spirit of the civil rights movement, with disastrous results.
Buy Jews, God, and History (50th Anniversary Edition) by Max I. Dimont in Mass Market Paperback for the low price of 8.05. Find this product in History > Jewish - General.
Buy Living with Honor by Salvatore A. Giunta in Audio Compact Disc - Unabridged for the low price of 35.99. Find this product in Biography & Autobiography > Military.
The Jewish King Lear, written by the Russian-Jewish writer Jacob Gordin, was first performed on the New York stage in 1892, during the height of a massive emigration of Jews from eastern Europe to America. This book presents the original play to the English-speaking reader for the first time in its history, along with substantive essays on the play's literary and social context, Gordin's life and influence on Yiddish theater, and the anomalous position of Yiddish culture vis- -vis the treasures of the Western literary tradition.Gordin's play was not a literal translation of Shakespeare's play, but a modern evocation in which a Jewish merchant, rather than a king, plans to divide his fortune among his three daughters. Created to resonate with an audience of Jews making their way in America, Gordin's King Lear reflects his confidence in rational secularism and ends on a note of joyful celebration
History in Dispute offers students different critical perspectives on major historical events, drawn from all time periods and from all parts of the globe. Each volume has a thematic, era or subject-specific focus that coincides with the way history is studied at the academic level. Each volume contains roughly 50 entries, chosen by an advisory board of historians and academics.
Rosa Luxemburg, the petite, fashionably attired, University educated economist, was a passionately committed Marxist, eloquent public speaker and polemicist, selfless advocate of better working conditions for the masses, anti-war agitator, and co-founder of the Communist Party in Germany. She was murdered by military order on January 15, 1919. Rosa Luxemburg was also a staunch friend, ardent lover, devoted to her cat Mimi, a botanist and artist; she loved poetry and English literature, longed for a stable home life with husband and child. Her uneasy balancing act of public commitment, private pleasures, and unfulfilled yearnings is recorded in an a chronological pattern of biographical, geographical, and cultural evidence blended with the biographer's speculative, intuitive understanding of her subject's inner life as she recreates the frenetic, exciting, dangerous public life and fleeting loves of an unusually strong, emancipated woman, feared by the political and military powers of the Weimar Republic but revered by its working poor and still honored on the anniversary of her death each year in Berlin.
The History of the Town and County of Poole; Compiled from Hutchins's History of the County of Dorset; ... to Which Is Affixed, a
The 18th century was a wealth of knowledge, exploration and rapidly growing technology and expanding record-keeping made possible by advances in the printing press. In its determination to preserve the century of revolution, Gale initiated a revolution of its own: digitization of epic proportions to preserve these invaluable works in the largest archive of its kind. Now for the first time these high-quality digital copies of original 18th century manuscripts are available in print, making them highly accessible to libraries, undergraduate students, and independent scholars.Rich in titles on English life and social history, this collection spans the world as it was known to eighteenth-century historians and explorers. Titles include a wealth of travel accounts and diaries, histories of nations from throughout the world, and maps and charts of a world that was still being discovered. Students of the War of American Independence will find fascinating accounts from the British side of conflict. ++++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 insure edition identification: ++++British LibraryT224118With a final errata leaf. 'A chronological list of mayors, from the year 1490, to the present time' has a divisional titlepage. London?]: Printed in the year, 1788. 2],86, 2]p.; 8
For more than a quarter of a century, Hubert L. Dreyfus has been the leading voice in American philosophy for the continuing relevance of phenomenology, particularly as developed by Edmund Husserl, Martin Heidegger, and Maurice Merleau-Ponty. Dreyfus has influenced a generation of students and a wide range of colleagues, and these volumes are an excellent representation of the extent and depth of that influence. In keeping with Dreyfus's openness to others' ideas, many of the essays in this volume take the form of arguments with various of his positions. The essays focus on the dialogue with the continental philosophical tradition, in particular the work of Heidegger, that has played a foundational role in Dreyfus's thinking. The sections are Philosophy and Authenticity; Modernity, Self, and the World; and Heideggerian Encounters. The book concludes with Dreyfus's responses to the essays. Contributors: William D. Blattner, Taylor Carman, David R. Cerbone, Dagfinn Follesdal, Charles Guignon, Michel Haar, Beatrice Han, Alastair Hannay, John Haugeland, Randall Havas, Jeff Malpas, Mark Okrent, Richard Rorty, Julian Young, Michael E. Zimmerman.