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A Good War

By Seth Klein
  • ISBN Code: : 1773055917
  • Publisher : ECW Press
  • Pages : 352
  • Category : Political Science
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“This is the roadmap out of climate crisis that Canadians have been waiting for.” — Naomi Klein, activist and New York Times bestselling author of This Changes Everything and The Shock Doctrine • One of Canada’s top policy analysts provides the first full-scale blueprint for meeting our climate change commitments • Contains the results of a national poll on Canadians’ attitudes to the climate crisis • Shows that radical transformative climate action can be done, while producing jobs and reducing inequality as we retool how we live and work. • Deeply researched and targeted specifically to Canada and Canadians while providing a model that other countries could follow Canada needs to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 50% to prevent a catastrophic 1.5 degree increase in the earth’s average temperature — assumed by many scientists to be a critical “danger line” for the planet and human life as we know it. It’s 2020, and Canada is not on track to meet our targets. To do so, we’ll need radical systemic change to how we live and work—and fast. How can we ever achieve this? Top policy analyst and author Seth Klein reveals we can do it now because we’ve done it before. During the Second World War, Canadian citizens and government remade the economy by retooling factories, transforming their workforce, and making the war effort a common cause for all Canadians to contribute to. Klein demonstrates how wartime thinking and community efforts can be repurposed today for Canada’s own Green New Deal. He shares how we can create jobs and reduce inequality while tackling our climate obligations for a climate neutral—or even climate zero—future. From enlisting broad public support for new economic models, to job creation through investment in green infrastructure, Klein shows us a bold, practical policy plan for Canada’s sustainable future. More than this: A Good War offers a remarkably hopeful message for how we can meet the defining challenge of our lives. COVID-19 has brought a previously unthinkable pace of change to the world—one which demonstrates our ability to adapt rapidly when we’re at risk. Many recent changes are what Klein proposes in these very pages. The world can, actually, turn on a dime if necessary. This is the blueprint for how to do it.

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A prize-winning historian reveals how Stalin—not Hitler—was the animating force of World War II in this major new history. World War II endures in the popular imagination as a heroic struggle between good and evil, with villainous Hitler driving its events. But Hitler was not in power when the conflict erupted in Asia—and he was certainly dead before it ended. His armies did not fight in multiple theaters, his empire did not span the Eurasian continent, and he did not inherit any of the spoils of war. That central role belonged to Joseph Stalin. The Second World War was not Hitler’s war; it was Stalin’s war. Drawing on ambitious new research in Soviet, European, and US archives, Stalin’s War revolutionizes our understanding of this global conflict by moving its epicenter to the east. Hitler’s genocidal ambition may have helped unleash Armageddon, but as McMeekin shows, the war which emerged in Europe in September 1939 was the one Stalin wanted, not Hitler. So, too, did the Pacific war of 1941–1945 fulfill Stalin’s goal of unleashing a devastating war of attrition between Japan and the “Anglo-Saxon” capitalist powers he viewed as his ultimate adversary. McMeekin also reveals the extent to which Soviet Communism was rescued by the US and Britain’s self-defeating strategic moves, beginning with Lend-Lease aid, as American and British supply boards agreed almost blindly to every Soviet demand. Stalin’s war machine, McMeekin shows, was substantially reliant on American materiél from warplanes, tanks, trucks, jeeps, motorcycles, fuel, ammunition, and explosives, to industrial inputs and technology transfer, to the foodstuffs which fed the Red Army. This unreciprocated American generosity gave Stalin’s armies the mobile striking power to conquer most of Eurasia, from Berlin to Beijing, for Communism. A groundbreaking reassessment of the Second World War, Stalin’s War is essential reading for anyone looking to understand the current world order.

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  • Total of Pages : 38
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The Art of War is the collection of leadership and military strategies composed by the esteemed Chinese general, Sun Tzu. Divided into 13 distinct chapters, each category gives clarity and voice to varying subjects pertaining to the intricacies of war and wartime strategy. Having inspired generations of readers,The Art of War continues to be perceived as a kind of spiritual lighthouse for all those seeking sage leadership advice. Though Sun Tzu's expertise was considered to be professing wartime strategy, the principals enumerated within the text extend far beyond the logistics of a battlefield. Having lived during the Warring States Period, Sun Tzu understood conflict and political strife. Sun Tzu, using the culmination of decades worth of knowledge inspired generations of leaders with his words. His insight was not wasted on the bloodshed of lives lost in battle, yet it was composed into beautifully succinct proverbs and adages that make up the whole of The Art of War. Perhaps his most well-known axiom is, “Know the enemy and know yourself, and you can fight a hundred battles with no danger of defeat.” With proverbs as popular as the one above, the entirety of his work is composed of this level of insight. As pertinent as it was when it was written over 2,000 year ago, The Art of War is a true work of philosophical mastery. With eye-catching new covers and a professionally typeset manuscript, this edition of The Art of War is both modern and readable.

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Summary of Elizabeth D. Samet's Looking for the Good War

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Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Sample Book Insights: #1 The most enduring and tenacious iteration of America’s World War II myth is the decription that the United States went to war to liberate the world from fascism and tyranny. #2 The first tenet of American exceptionalism, which claims that the consequences of our intervention are equivalent to the causes we fight for, ignores the timing and proximate catalyst of our entry into the war. #3 The sixth and final tenet of the American dissent process is amnesia, similar to what Martha Gellhorn called in describing the revisionist history of the Vietnam War crafted by the Reagan administration. #4 The books by Steven Ambrose that fueled the national fascination with the World War II generation were based on his association with Eisenhower, and his adoration of the GIs who fought in the war. They largely ignore any contradictions or complexities that might be disruptive to a sentimental account of American decency and goodness.

Battle Lines

By James Reasoner
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  • Publisher : Forge Books
  • Book Code : 1429979607
  • Total of Pages : 384
  • Category : Fiction
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It is 1941, and friends Adam, Joe, Dale, and Catherine are similar to most young adults. College, dating, and fast cars are what they know and live for. And in Chicago, Illinois, the near center of America, world conflict seems merely a distant rumor. But as turmoil in Europe develops into full-scale war, Chicago suddenly abounds with talk of America's entering the fight. Drawn by the promise of freedom and the allure of battle, Joe and Dale join the Army, Adam the Marines, and Catherine the Naval Nurse Service. Far away from home and facing the reality of war in all its horror, they find the world a frighteningly big and unforgiving place, and what began as a quest for freedom becomes a battle to stay alive in one of the bloodiest wars of the twentieth century. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Detroit And The "Good War"

By Dominic J. CapeciJr.
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  • Publisher : University Press of Kentucky
  • Book Code : 0813193729
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
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Edward J. Jeffries Jr., was elected mayor of Detroit in 1937 and for a decade led the city through a period of race riots, union turmoil, and unprecedented growth. Jeffries's circle of friends was made up primarily of newspaper reporters who shared his interests and lifestyle. Devoted to family, they nevertheless worked long hours, smoked heavily, drank moderately, and gambled often in their running card games of gin and poker. After Pearl Harbor, Jeffries watched his closest friends, most twelve to fourteen years his junior, enlist in the armed forces. Voracious letter writers, over the next four years they shared with one another their innermost hopes and fears. They told stories about Gen. George S. Patton, the surrender of Japan, of commanding African American soldiers during the Normandy invasion, and the battles on the home front in the heart of Detroit, the "Arsenal of Democracy." These letters present a candid portrait of the intellectual and political leadership of Detroit—and America. These men were confident in their values, aware of their responsibilities, and logical in their actions as they helped forge the weapons that turned back the fascist threat to democracy. Their letters also reveal a level and kind of male camaraderie seemingly lost in the depersonalized, technocratic society of the postwar era. As such, this work provides a more complete understanding of how Americans reacted to—and were changed by—the "Good War."

Detroit And The "Good War"

By Dominic J. CapeciJr.
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  • Publisher : University Press of Kentucky
  • Book Code : 081315913X
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
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Edward J. Jeffries Jr., was elected mayor of Detroit in 1937 and for a decade led the city through a period of race riots, union turmoil, and unprecedented growth. Jeffries's circle of friends was made up primarily of newspaper reporters who shared his interests and lifestyle. Devoted to family, they nevertheless worked long hours, smoked heavily, drank moderately, and gambled often in their running card games of gin and poker. After Pearl Harbor, Jeffries watched his closest friends, most twelve to fourteen years his junior, enlist in the armed forces. Voracious letter writers, over the next four years they shared with one another their innermost hopes and fears. They told stories about Gen. George S. Patton, the surrender of Japan, of commanding African American soldiers during the Normandy invasion, and the battles on the home front in the heart of Detroit, the "Arsenal of Democracy." These letters present a candid portrait of the intellectual and political leadership of Detroit -- and America. These men were confident in their values, aware of their responsibilities, and logical in their actions as they helped forge the weapons that turned back the fascist threat to democracy. Their letters also reveal a level and kind of male camaraderie seemingly lost in the depersonalized, technocratic society of the postwar era. As such, this work provides a more complete understanding of how Americans reacted to -- and were changed by -- the "Good War."

Americans, Germans, and War Crimes Justice: Law, Memory, and "The Good War"

By James J. Weingartner
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  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Book Code : 0313381933
  • Total of Pages : 231
  • Category : History
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This ground-breaking comparative perspective on the subject of World War II war crimes and war justice focuses on American and German atrocities. . Provides historic photographs related to war crimes and trials . An extensive bibliography of primary sources and secondary literature in English and German related to World War II war crimes and trials

Exam Prep for: The Good War; An Oral History of World War II

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Great Britain's Great War

By Jeremy Paxman
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  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Book Code : 0670919640
  • Total of Pages : 368
  • Category : History
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Jeremy Paxman's magnificent history of the First World War tells the entire story of the war in one gripping narrative from the point of view of the British people. NOW A MAJOR BBC TELEVISION SERIES "He writes so well and sympathetically, and chooses his detail so deftly, that if there is one new history of the war that you might actually enjoy from the very large centennial selection this is very likely it" The Times We may think we know about it, but what was life really like for the British people during the First World War? The well-known images - the pointing finger of Lord Kitchener; a Tommy buried in the mud of the Western Front; the memorial poppies of remembrance day - all reinforce the idea that it was a pointless waste of life. So why did the British fight it so willingly and how did the country endure it for so long? Using a wealth of first-hand source material, Jeremy Paxman brings vividly to life the day-to-day experience of the British over the entire course of the war, from politicians, newspapermen, campaigners and Generals, to Tommies, factory workers, nurses, wives and children, capturing the whole mood and morale of the nation. It reveals that life and identity in Britain were often dramatically different from our own, and show how both were utterly transformed - not always for the worst - by the enormous upheaval of the war. Rich with personalities, surprises and ironies, this lively narrative history paints a picture of courage and confusion, doubts and dilemmas, and is written with Jeremy Paxman's characteristic flair for storytelling, wry humour and pithy observation. "A fine introduction to the part Britain played in the first of the worst two wars in history. The writing is lively and the detail often surprising and memorable" Guardian Jeremy Paxman is a renowned broadcaster, award-winning journalist and the bestselling author of seven works of non-fiction, including The English, The Political Animal and Empire.

America's "Good War". Modern World War II Remembrance Through Hollywood's lens

By Alexander Unger
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  • Publisher : GRIN Verlag
  • Book Code : 3346395359
  • Total of Pages : 25
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Seminar paper from the year 2012 in the subject American Studies - Culture and Applied Geography, grade: 1,3, Free University of Berlin (John-F.-Kennedy-Institut für Nordamerikastudien (JFKI)), language: English, abstract: In the paper I will deconstruct the myth of the “Good War” with regard to its formation and the accuracy of its crucial points. Focus will be laid on both the predominant narrative of the war per se and the Americans who fought in it respectively remained at home. Subsequently, I will turn to the images of the Second World War, Hollywood – via constant repetition – has ingrained into the American cultural mind. At this, the genre of the “combat film” deserves special attention. Not only did the combat film convey powerful ideas about war and those who fight in it, but it also served as foundation for later filmmakers interested in the topic. In a final step, I will juxtapose two recent cinematic projects relating to the Second World War by two of Hollywood's greatest current filmmakers – Steven Spielberg's “Saving Private Ryan” (1998) and Clint Eastwood's companion films “Flags of Our Fathers” and “Letters from Iwo Jima” (2006) – and, in search for elements of the “Good War” narrative, discuss their respective treatment of the subject. To most Americans, World War II is the “Good War”. Unlike the nations of Europe and Asia, the United States suffered no invasions of its homeland, no area bombings of its cities, and no mass killing of its civilians. It was a war of high technology, fought by an extraordinary generation of heroic and courageous men who, when the task arose, stepped up to defend their country and to bring human rights, freedom, and democracy to those in need. The enemy was well-defined and the cause a worthy one. World War II lifted the nation out of the Great Depression and created a new world order that left the United States at the pinnacle of its power. An American society in transition gave rise to the middle class while opening up unprecedented opportunities for minorities and women. To this day, people feel that the prosperity and freedom they enjoy is the result of the sacrifices of the Americans that won the war.

Letters From The Trenches

By Bill Lamin
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  • Book Code : 1843178338
  • Total of Pages : 339
  • Category : History
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Harry Lamin was born in Derbyshire in 1877 and left school at thirteen to work in the lace industry, but by December 1916 he had been conscripted into the 9th Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment and sent to war. Harry's letters home to his family describe the conflict with a poignant immediacy, even ninety years on, detailing everything from the action in battle to the often amusing incidents of life amongst his comrades. Throughout the letters, Harry's tone is unwaveringly stoical, uncomplaining and good humoured. Letters From The Trenches is a fitting tribute to the unsung heroes of the Great War who fought and endured and returned home, and the one in six who did not. The letters describe the war through the eyes of those who really lived it, bringing the horrors and triumphs to life for the twenty-first-century reader. Edited by Harry's grandson, Bill, Letters From The Trenches tells the moving story of a brave, selfless and honourable man who endured everything that the war could throw at him, and still came up smiling.

A School History of the Great War

By Albert E. (Albert Edward) McKinley
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  • Publisher : tredition
  • Book Code : 3847208187
  • Total of Pages : 151
  • Category : History
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This book is part of the TREDITION CLASSICS series. The creators of this series are united by passion for literature and driven by the intention of making all public domain books available in printed format again - worldwide. At tredition we believe that a great book never goes out of style. Several mostly non-profit literature projects provide content to tredition. To support their good work, tredition donates a portion of the proceeds from each sold copy. As a reader of a TREDITION CLASSICS book, you support our mission to save many of the amazing works of world literature from oblivion.

Saints, Sinners, and Soldiers

By Jeffrey A. Keshen
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  • Publisher : UBC Press
  • Book Code : 0774850825
  • Total of Pages : 416
  • Category : History
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The first-ever synthesis of both the patriotic and the problematic in wartime Canada, Saints, Sinners, and Soldiers shows how moral and social changes, and the fears they generated, precipitated numerous, and often contradictory, legacies in law and society. From labour conflicts, to the black market, to prostitution, and beyond, Keshen acknowledges the underbelly of Canada's Second World War, and demonstrates that the "Good War" was a complex tapestry of social forces � not all of which were above reproach.

Summary of Elizabeth D. Samet's Looking for the Good War

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Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Book Preview: #1 The most enduring and tenacious iteration of America’s World War II myth is the decription that the United States went to war to liberate the world from fascism and tyranny. #2 The first tenet of American exceptionalism, which claims that the consequences of our intervention are equivalent to the causes we fight for, ignores the timing and proximate catalyst of our entry into the war. #3 The sixth and final tenet of the American dissent process is amnesia, similar to what Martha Gellhorn called in describing the revisionist history of the Vietnam War crafted by the Reagan administration. #4 The books by Steven Ambrose that fueled the national fascination with the World War II generation were based on his association with Eisenhower, and his adoration of the GIs who fought in the war. They largely ignore any contradictions or complexities that might be disruptive to a sentimental account of American decency and goodness.