War Stories Iii

Author: Oliver L. North
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 159698306X
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It was the Greatest Generation’s greatest moment: when heroes at home and abroad, united in common purpose as soldiers, sailors, airmen, and Marines—under the leadership of generals like Patton, Eisenhower, Marshall, and Bradley—rescued Europe from the tyranny and genocide of Adolf Hitler. In War Stories III: The Heroes Who Defeated Hitler, Marine combat veteran Lt. Col. Oliver North gives you a chance to revisit the front lines. Using dramatic first-person testimony, North reveals: The reality of combat: how it felt to live through the Battle of Britain as a citizen and a pilot, on the ground and in the air The stories of Yanks in the RAF: how Americans fought Hitler before Pearl Harbor America’s first taste of battle in North Africa against the Germans—and the French. A date with destiny: men and women who joined up together to fight for liberty. The saga of war on the home front: how women faced enormous challenges in America, Russia, and Britain and helped win the war. Featuring extended interviews with veterans that cover the war in Europe from beginning to end, War Stories III: The Heroes Who Defeated Hitler is a testament to the courage and sacrifice of the World War II generation—a remembrance of the bravery and honor of these heroes.

War Stories

Author: Philip Dwyer
Publisher: Berghahn Books
ISBN: 1785333089
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Although war memoirs constitute a rich, varied literary form, they are often dismissed by historians as unreliable. This collection of essays is one of the first to explore the modern war memoir, revealing the genre’s surprising capacity for breadth and sophistication while remaining sensitive to the challenges it poses for scholars. Covering conflicts from the Napoleonic era to today, the studies gathered here consider how memoirs have been used to transmit particular views of war even as they have emerged within specific social and political contexts.

The Canadian Experience Of The Great War

Author: Brian Douglas Tennyson
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0810886790
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Although the United States itself did not enter the war until April 1917, Canada enlisted the moment Great Britain engaged in the conflict in August of 1914. The Canadian contribution was great, as over 600,000 men and women came to serve in the war effort. Over 150,000 were wounded while near 67,000 gave their lives. The literature it generated, and continues to generate so many years later, is enormous and addresses all of its aspects. The Canadian Experience of the Great War: A Guide to Memoirs is the first attempt to identify all of the published accounts by Canadian veterans of their Great War experiences.

Our War Stories Iii

Author: Marvin B. Harper
Publisher: Infinity Pub
ISBN: 9780741443991
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Our War Stories III is the current volume in a series of military experiences, submitted at my request, by friends who served in many different branches of the American military during WWII and Viet Nam. Forty-four unique slices of personal recollection is presented in a rich tapestry of human emotion that span the gamut from terror to tumult and every nuance in between. A patchwork quilt composed of the fabric of men and women who have valiantly served to protect and defended the United States of American. It is my hope that these stories will preserve their honor.

War Stories

Author: Robert G. Moeller
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520223264
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"Moeller's analysis draws on a wide range of U.S. and German government documents, political debates, film archives, letters, oral histories, and newspaper accounts. Elegantly written, with more than forty evocative photographs, War Stories is a major contribution to our understanding of the abiding influence of memories of the Second World War in contemporary Europe."--BOOK JACKET.

Vietnam War Stories

Author: Tobey C. Herzog
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113490262X
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The Gulf War and its aftermath have testified once again to the significance placed on the meanings and images of Vietnam by US media and culture. Almost two decades after the end of hostilities, the Vietnam War remains a dominant moral, political and military touchstone in American cultural consciousness. Vietnam War Stories provides a comprehensive critical framework for understanding the Vietnam experience, Vietnam narratives and modern war literature. The narratives examined - personal accounts as well as novels - portray a soldier's and a country's journey from pre-war innocence, through battlefield experience and consideration, to a difficult post-war adjustment. Tobey Herzog places these narratives within the context of important cultural and literary themes, including inherent ironies of war, the "John Wayne syndrome" of pre-war innocence, and the "heavy Heart-of-Darkness trip" of the conflict itself.

War Stories Iii

Author: Al Zdon
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780971194045
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30 stories of Minnesotans who served in the various wars. Third book of a trilogy.

War Stories

Author: Jeremy Bowen
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1471114740
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Having joined the BBC as a trainee in 1984, Jeremy Bowen first became a foreign correspondent four years later. He had witnessed violence already, both at home and abroad, but it wasn't until he covered his first war -- in El Salvador -- that he felt he had arrived. Armed with the fearlessness of youth he lived for the job, was in love with it, aware of the dangers but assuming the bullets and bombs were meant for others. In 2000, however, after eleven years in some of the world's most dangerous places, the bullets came too close for comfort, and a close friend was killed in Lebanon. This, and then the birth of his first child, began a process of reassessment that culminated in the end of the affair. Now, in his extraordinarily gripping and thought-provoking new book, he charts his progress from keen young novice whose first reaction to the sound of gunfire was to run towards it to the more circumspect veteran he is today. It will also discuss the changes that have taken place in the ways in which wars are reported over the course of his career, from the Gulf War to Bosnia, Afghanistan to Rwanda.

Fighting The Future War

Author: Frederic Krome
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136683143
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The period between World War I and World War II was one of intense change. Everything was modernizing, including our technology for making war—witness machine guns, trench warfare, biological agents, and ultimately The Final Solution. This modernization and eye toward the future was reflected in many facets of pop culture, including fashion, home-wear design, and the popular literature of the time. In sci-fi, a specific genre emerged—that of the ‘future war.’ Fred Krome has collected many of these future war stories together for the first time in Fighting the Future War. Bolstered by a comprehensive introduction, and introduced with historical information about both the authors of the stories and the historical time period, these stories provide a view into the field of pulp science fiction writing, the issues that informed the time period between the world wars, and the way people envisioned the wars of tomorrow. Revealing anxieties about society, technology, race and politics, the genre of the future war story is important material for students of history and literature.

Allegories Of Violence

Author: Lidia Yuknavitch
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136707204
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Allegories of Violence demilitarizes the concept of war and asks what would happen if we understood war as discursive via late 20th Century novels of war.