The Battle to Save the Houston: October 1944 to March 1945 by John Grider Miller

By John Grider Miller

An international struggle II experience tale of epic proportions, this e-book tells the heroic story of a devoted band of guys who refused to permit their crippled send sink to the ground of the Pacific in overdue 1944. in line with over seventy eyewitness bills and enormous quantities of reputable files and private papers, it files in wealthy element the USS Houston's 14,000-mile perilous trip domestic to the Brooklyn army backyard.

Part of Bull Halsey's recognized Pacific job strength 38, the Houston's have been helping air moves as a prelude to the conflict of Leyte Gulf, while she took an aerial torpedo hit that triggered severe flooding. approximately two-thirds of the staff deserted send sooner than the damage-control officer confident the captain she should be kept. one other torpedo hit days later advanced the crew's determined struggle.

Surrounded through demise, floodwaters, and hearth, stalked through enemy subs, threatened through air assault, and working from a hurricane, the lads of the Houston's remained towers of energy whereas understanding their send was once by no means greater than mins clear of breaking up. John Miller's action-packed account offers insights into the character of heroism and management that stay necessary at the present time. unprecedented photographic documentation accompanies the textual content.

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Trauma Rehabilitation After War and Conflict: Community and by Erin Martz (auth.), Erin Martz (eds.)

By Erin Martz (auth.), Erin Martz (eds.)

"As overseas tips flows into post-conflict areas to rebuild economies, roads, and faculties, it will be significant that improvement pros hold a spotlight at the only human component of rebuilding lives and societies. This publication presents viewpoint on simply the best way to commence that strategy in order that the trauma humans suffered isn't really handed directly to destiny generations lengthy after the violence has stopped." - Amy T. Wilson, Ph.D., Gallaudet college, Washington, DC

"This ground-breaking textual content presents the reader with a great and entire review of the present box of trauma rehabilitation. It additionally masterfully navigates the elaborate relationships between idea, examine, and perform leaving the reader with giant appreciation for its topic matter." -Hanoch Livneh, Hanoch Livneh, Ph.D., LPC, CRC, Portland nation University

Fear, terror, helplessness, rage: for soldier and civilian alike, the mental charges of conflict are astounding. And for these traumatized by way of persistent armed clash, therapeutic, restoration, and closure can appear like very unlikely goals.

Demonstrating wide-ranging wisdom of the vulnerabilities and resilience of warfare survivors, the collaborators on TraumaRehabilitation after battle and Conflict examine profitable rehabilitative approaches and intervention courses in conflict-affected parts of the realm. Its twin concentrate on person and neighborhood therapeutic builds at the idea of the protecting "trauma membrane," an element an important to coping and therapeutic, to humanitarian efforts (though one that is usually omitted in desire of rebuilding infrastructure), and to selling and maintaining peace. The book’s a number of perspectives—including public overall healthiness, community-based structures, and trauma-focused approaches—reflect the advanced mental, social, and emotional stresses confronted via survivors, to supply authoritative info on salient issues such as:

  • Psychological rehabilitation of U.S. veterans, non-Western ex-combatants, and civilians
  • Forgiveness and social reconciliation after armed conflict
  • Psychosocial adjustment within the post-war setting
  • Helping participants heal from war-related rape
  • The mental effect on prisoners of war
  • Rehabilitating the kid soldier

Rehabilitation after struggle and Conflict lucidly units out the phrases for the subsequent level of humanitarian paintings, making it crucial examining for researchers and pros in psychology, social paintings, rehabilitation, counseling, and public health and wellbeing.

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Roman Soldier versus Germanic Warrior - 1st Century AD by Lindsay Powell

By Lindsay Powell

From the annals of Tacitus we get a one-sided imaginative and prescient of the Romano-Germanic wars. newer scholarship, together with Osprey's Teutoburg wooded area crusade booklet, paints a extra balanced photograph. but, there's nonetheless loads of floor to hide at the subject.

The reigns of Augustus and his successor Tiberius observed an epic fight among the Romans and native peoples for the territory among the Rhine and Elbe rivers in what's now Germany. Following twenty years of Roman profession, Germania Magna erupted into insurrection in advert nine following the lack of the 3 legions commanded by means of Publius Quinctilius Varus to the Cheruscan nobleman Arminius and an alliance of Germanic international locations within the dense forests of the Teutoburger Wald. The Romans' preliminary panic subsided because it turned transparent that Arminius and his allies couldn't proceed the conflict into Germania Inferior at the western financial institution of the Rhine, and Imperial troops poured into the area because the Romans determined how most sensible to solve the situation.

In advert 14 Tiberius' followed son, Germanicus Caesar, quelled a mutiny between Roman forces within the sector, then took his males on a short punitive raid into Germanic territory. within the following 12 months he snatched the spouse and spouse's father of Arminius and found the positioning of the 'Varian Disaster', the place he oversaw burial of the bones of Roman lifeless and erected a cenotaph. In advert sixteen Germanicus got down to interact his Cheruscan adversary and defeat him decisively so that it will tipping the stability of energy within the zone as a prelude to restoring complete Roman keep watch over over territory among the Rhine and the Elbe. by way of that summer season, the Germanicus had tracked down Arminius to a situation at the Weser River within the zone of modern day Minden. An preliminary engagement - known as the conflict of Weser River - led to a draw whilst a Roman cavalry cost used to be repulsed through Arminius' personal cavalry and Germanicus withdrew his males. Having transferred his strength around the river and camped for the evening, he laid out a plan for a set-piece conflict together with his opponent at a spot known as the apparent of Idistaviso.

Idistaviso was once the 1st conflict the Romans received opposed to Arminius considering the fact that Teutoburg. It proved they can beat him. regardless of his distinct knowing of either Roman and Germanic technique and strategies, Arminius' failure to expect the Roman defence intensive, compounded through dissimilarities in fingers and gear, and confusion at the floor, made this conflict fairly vicious and bloody. higher led and disciplined, and with a powerful conflict method, Germanicus' males decisively defeated Arminius'. on the resulting conflict of the Angrivarian Wall the Romans beaten the Germans again.

Featuring full-color art, especially drawn maps and an array of showing illustrations depicting guns, apparatus, key destinations and personalities, this research deals key insights into the strategies, management, strive against functionality, and next reputations of the Roman squaddies and their Germanic rivals pitched right into a sequence of pivotal activities at the Imperial frontier that may impression Roman/German kinfolk for many years to come back.

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The Arabs and the Holocaust: The Arab-Israeli War of by Gilbert Achcar

By Gilbert Achcar

The Arab-Israeli clash is going a ways past the wars waged within the heart East. there's a warfare of narratives revolving round the defining traumas of the clash: the Holocaust and the Nakba. One part is charged with Holocaust denial, the opposite with exploiting a tragedy whereas denying the tragedies of others. during this path-breaking publication, political scientist Gilbert Achcar explores those conflicting narratives and considers their function in today's center East dispute. He analyzes many of the Arab responses to the Holocaust - from the earliest intimations of the genocide, in the course of the production of Israel and the career of Palestine, and as much as our personal time - seriously assessing the political and ancient context for those responses.

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The State of the Novel: Britain and Beyond by Dominic Head

By Dominic Head

A part of the Blackwell Manifestos sequence, The nation of the radical deals a full of life, but rigorous research into the kingdom and way forward for the modern British novel written by means of knowledgeable within the box.

  • Evaluates the kingdom of the ‘serious literary’ novel and novel criticism
  • Prominent therapy is paid to the ‘internationalization’ of the unconventional in English
  • Offers a manifesto on modern fiction from a professional during this box; Dominic Head is healthier identified for his Cambridge advent to fashionable British Fiction 1950- 2000
  • Establishes the shared pursuits of latest theorists of the unconventional, cultural commentators, and novel consumers
  • An excellent supplementary textual content for college students and school drawn to the radical and modern fiction

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Azincourt by Bernard Cornwell

By Bernard Cornwell

"The maximum author of historic adventures today" (Washington put up) tackles his richest, so much exciting topic yet--the heroic story of Agincourt.

Young Nicholas Hook is dogged by way of a cursed past--haunted by means of what he has didn't do and banished for what he has performed. A sought after guy in England, he's pushed to struggle as a mercenary archer in France, the place he unearths issues he can love: his instincts as a combating guy, and a lady in hassle. jointly they live on the infamous bloodbath at Soissons, an occasion that shocks all Christendom. with out innovations left, Hook heads domestic to England, the place his trap capacity definite dying. as an alternative he's came across through the younger King of England--Henry V himself--and via royal command he's taking up the longbow back and dons the move of Saint George. Hook returns to France as a part of the excellent military Henry leads in his quest to assert the French crown. yet after the English crusade suffers devastating early losses, it turns into transparent that Hook and his fellow archers are their king's final lodge in a determined struggle opposed to an enemy extra daunting than they can ever have imagined.

One of the main dramatic victories in British historical past, the conflict of Agincourt--immortalized via Shakespeare in Henry V--pitted undermanned and beaten English forces opposed to a French military made up our minds to maintain their crown out of Henry's fingers. right here Bernard Cornwell resurrects the legend of the conflict and the "band of brothers" who fought it on October 25, 1415. An epic of redemption, Agincourt follows a commoner, a king, and a nation's complete military on an incredible venture to check the desire of God and reclaim what's rightfully theirs. From the failures on the siege of Harfleur to the horrors of the sector of Agincourt, this exhilarating tale of survival and slaughter is right away an excellent paintings of background and a triumph of imagination—Bernard Cornwell at his top.

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Army Life in a Black Regiment (Barnes & Noble Library of by Thomas Wentworth Higginson

By Thomas Wentworth Higginson

Military lifestyles in a Black Regiment is a riveting and empathetic account of the teachings realized from an come across among a brand new England highbrow and approximately one thousand newly freed slaves. within the fall of 1862, Thomas Wentworth Higginson used to be requested to take command of the first Regiment of South Carolina Volunteers, and he instantly understood the importance of the test and enthusiastically approved the location. Drawing generally from the diary he saved through the seventeen months he commanded the regiment, Higginson information the character of camp lifestyles, the drills and self-discipline of the boys, the expeditions up rivers and into the southern inside, and the invasion and career of Jacksonville, Florida. This literary vintage is stitched including dramatic occasions, genuine reporting, humor, and insightful mirrored image on human nature.

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The Burn Pits: The Poisoning of America's Soldiers by Joseph Hickman

By Joseph Hickman

Hundreds of thousands of yank squaddies are getting back from the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan with critical wounds from chemical warfare. they don't seem to be the sufferers of ruthless enemy battle, yet in their personal army commanders. those squaddies, stricken with infrequent cancers and breathing illnesses, have been sickened from the smoke and ash swirling out of the “burn pits” the place army contractors incinerated mountains of trash, together with previous stockpiles of mustard and sarin gasoline, clinical waste, and different poisonous material.

Based on hundreds of thousands of presidency records, over in-depth scientific case reports, and interviews with a couple of thousand veterans and active-duty GIs, The Burn Pits will surprise the state. The ebook is greater than an explosive paintings of investigative journalism—it is the deeply relocating chronicle of the numerous younger women and men who signed as much as serve their nation within the wake of 11th of September, basically to come domestic completely broken, the sufferers in their personal armed forces’ felony negligence.

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Caesar by Colleen McCullough

By Colleen McCullough

Rome fifty four BC:

Caesar's legions are sweeping throughout Gaul, brutally subduing the tribes who defy him. yet, in Rome, his enemies are plotting his downfall and shame. Vindictive schemers like Cato and Bibulus, the spineless Cicero, the avaricious Brutus. Even Pompey, Caesar's former ally.

But all have underestimated Caesar.

When the Senate refuse to provide him his due he marches upon Rome, a military ready to die for him at his again. Rome is his future - a future that might impel him to the banks of the Rubicon, and past, into legend.

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