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In/visible War

By Jon Simons,John Louis Lucaites
  • ISBN Code: : 0813585392
  • Publisher : Rutgers University Press
  • Pages : 286
  • Category : History
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In/Visible War addresses a paradox of twenty-first century American warfare. The contemporary visual American experience of war is ubiquitous, and yet war is simultaneously invisible or absent; we lack a lived sense that “America” is at war. This paradox of in/visibility concerns the gap between the experiences of war zones and the visual, mediated experience of war in public, popular culture, which absents and renders invisible the former. Large portions of the domestic public experience war only at a distance. For these citizens, war seems abstract, or may even seem to have disappeared altogether due to a relative absence of visual images of casualties. Perhaps even more significantly, wars can be fought without sacrifice by the vast majority of Americans. Yet, the normalization of twenty-first century war also renders it highly visible. War is made visible through popular, commercial, mediated culture. The spectacle of war occupies the contemporary public sphere in the forms of celebrations at athletic events and in films, video games, and other media, coming together as MIME, the Military-Industrial-Media-Entertainment Network.

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  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Book Code : 1524563420
  • Total of Pages : 276
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 758
  • Pdf File: to-fly-and-fight.pdf

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Bud Anderson is a flyers flyer. The Californians enduring love of flying began in the 1920s with the planes that flew over his fathers farm. In January 1942, he entered the Army Air Corps Aviation Cadet Program. Later after he received his wings and flew P-39s, he was chosen as one of the original flight leaders of the new 357th Fighter Group. Equipped with the new and deadly P-51 Mustang, the group shot down five enemy aircraft for each one it lost while escorting bombers to targets deep inside Germany. But the price was high. Half of its pilots were killed or imprisoned, including some of Buds closest friends. In February 1944, Bud Anderson, entered the uncertain, exhilarating, and deadly world of aerial combat. He flew two tours of combat against the Luftwaffe in less than a year. In battles sometimes involving hundreds of airplanes, he ranked among the groups leading aces with 16 aerial victories. He flew 116 missions in his old crow without ever being hit by enemy aircraft or turning back for any reason, despite one life or death confrontation after another. His friend Chuck Yeager, who flew with Anderson in the 357th, says, In an airplane, the guy was a mongoosethe best fighter pilot I ever saw. Buds years as a test pilot were at least as risky. In one bizarre experiment, he repeatedly linked up in midair with a B-29 bomber, wingtip to wingtip. In other tests, he flew a jet fighter that was launched and retrieved from a giant B-36 bomber. As in combat, he lost many friends flying tests such as these. Bud commanded a squadron of F-86 jet fighters in postwar Korea, and a wing of F-105s on Okinawa during the mid-1960s. In 1970 at age 48, he flew combat strikes as a wing commander against communist supply lines. To Fly and Fight is about flying, plain and simple: the joys and dangers and the very special skills it demands. Touching, thoughtful, and dead honest, it is the story of a boy who grew up living his dream.

A War for Love

By M. Lynn,Michelle Bryan
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  • Publisher : Michelle MB
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 280
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 530
  • Pdf File: a-war-for-love.pdf

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Some evil isn’t meant to end. War is inevitable, its outcome unpredictable. With the Tri-Gard in their grasp and magic returned to the land, Trystan should rejoice in the hope it has brought. Instead, he finds himself watching his sister let the power consume her. He watches Davion struggle with memories wrought by that same power, twisted and confusing. And he knows, nothing good comes from magic. The Dark King has brought his army across the border, gathering magic as they move, and Trystan must march to meet them with his army of farmers and merchants. An army that has not yet learned how to control their new power. This time, it looks like they’ve lost the war before spilling the first drop of blood. But the first rule of magic is that it shouldn’t be underestimated, because sometimes, it can have a life of its own.

Homer and Early Greek Epic

By Margalit Finkelberg
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  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • Book Code : 311067145X
  • Total of Pages : 418
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 584
  • Pdf File: homer-and-early-greek-epic.pdf

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This collection includes thirty scholarly essays on Homer and Greek epic poetry published by Margalit Finkelberg over the past three decades. The topics discussed reflect the author’s research interests and represent the main directions of her contribution to Homeric studies: Homer's language and diction, archaic Greek epic tradition, Homer's world and values, transmission and reception of the Homeric poems. The book gives special emphasis to some of the central issues in contemporary Homeric scholarship, such as oral-formulaic theory and the role of the individual poet; Neoanalysis and the character of the relationship between Homer and the tradition about the Trojan War; the multi-layered texture of the Homeric poems; the Homeric Question; the canonic status of the Iliad and the Odyssey in antiquity and modernity. All the articles are revised and updated. The book addresses both scholars and advanced students of Classics, as well as non-specialists interested in the Homeric poems and their journey through centuries.

The Play of Space

By Rush Rehm
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  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Book Code : 1400825075
  • Total of Pages : 464
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Members : 792
  • Pdf File: the-play-of-space.pdf

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Is "space" a thing, a container, an abstraction, a metaphor, or a social construct? This much is certain: space is part and parcel of the theater, of what it is and how it works. In The Play of Space, noted classicist-director Rush Rehm offers a strikingly original approach to the spatial parameters of Greek tragedy as performed in the open-air theater of Dionysus. Emphasizing the interplay between natural place and fictional setting, between the world visible to the audience and that evoked by individual tragedies, Rehm argues for an ecology of the ancient theater, one that "nests" fifth-century theatrical space within other significant social, political, and religious spaces of Athens. Drawing on the work of James J. Gibson, Kurt Lewin, and Michel Foucault, Rehm crosses a range of disciplines--classics, theater studies, cognitive psychology, archaeology and architectural history, cultural studies, and performance theory--to analyze the phenomenology of space and its transformations in the plays of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides. His discussion of Athenian theatrical and spatial practice challenges the contemporary view that space represents a "text" to be read, or constitutes a site of structural dualities (e.g., outside-inside, public-private, nature-culture). Chapters on specific tragedies explore the spatial dynamics of homecoming ("space for returns"); the opposed constraints of exile ("eremetic space" devoid of normal community); the power of bodies in extremis to transform their theatrical environment ("space and the body"); the portrayal of characters on the margin ("space and the other"); and the tragic interactions of space and temporality ("space, time, and memory"). An appendix surveys pre-Socratic thought on space and motion, related ideas of Plato and Aristotle, and, as pertinent, later views on space developed by Newton, Leibniz, Descartes, Kant, and Einstein. Eloquently written and with Greek texts deftly translated, this book yields rich new insights into our oldest surviving drama.

Winning the War Hero's Heart

By Mary Nichols
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  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Book Code : 1460349636
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 481
  • Pdf File: winning-the-war-hero-s-heart.pdf

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AN UNSUITABLE ALLIANCE Recently returned from the battlefields of Waterloo, the last thing wounded war hero Viscount Cavenham anticipates is a conflict in his home town! But that is exactly what Miles gets when he comes up against rebellious campaigner for justice and equality Helen Wayland. At first Miles relishes having headstrong, outspoken Helen as his foe, but as they continue to cross swords their animosity turns to attraction. Suddenly Miles finds he no longer wants Helen as his enemy—he'd like to make this unsuitable miss his wife!

Masked Men

By Steve Cohan
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  • Publisher : Indiana University Press
  • Book Code : 9780253115874
  • Total of Pages : 346
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Members : 958
  • Pdf File: masked-men.pdf

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The fifties marks the moment when a heterosexual/homosexual dualism came to dominate U.S. culture's thinking about masculinity. The films of this era record how gender and sexuality did not easily come together in a normative manhood common to American men. Instead these films demonstrate the widely held perception of a crises of masculinity. Masked Men documents how movies of the fifties represented masculinity as a multiple masquerade. Hollywood's star system positioned the male actor as a professional performer and as a body intended to solicit the erotic interest of male and female viewers alike. Drawing on publicity, poster art, fan magazines, and the popular press as a means of following the links between fifties stars, their films, and the social tensions of the period, Cohan juxtaposes Hollywood's narratives of masculinity against the personae of leading men like Cary Grant, Humphrey Bogart, John Wayne, Charlton Heston, Yul Brynner, William Holden, Montgomery Clift, Marlon Brando, and Rock Hudson. Masked Men focuses on the gender and sexual masquerades that organized their performances of masculinity on and off screen.

Fantastic Four

By Chris Claremont
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  • Publisher : Marvel Entertainment
  • Book Code : 1302938517
  • Total of Pages : 456
  • Category : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Members : 642
  • Pdf File: fantastic-four.pdf

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The exciting, action-packed era continues! Revelation, Arizona, is the start line for an adventure through time featuring Golden Age hero Kid Colt! Then, the Fantastic Four face two of their greatest foes, now deadlier than ever: Diablo and the Super-Skrull! But will the Grey Gargoyle turn Marvel's First Family to stone? When three-quarters of the team venture into the Negative Zone, who gets left behind? And can Spider-Man help reunite them - or will Ant-Man, She-Hulk and Namorita form a new FF? Plus: The Human Torch vs. the Sub-Mariner! A startling new status quo for the Thing! The Inhumans at the center of an intergalactic war in a story drawn by the incomparable Ladrönn! And the FF sail the high seas with...Sinbad?! Collects FANTASTIC FOUR (1998) #33-45, FANTASTIC 4TH VOYAGE OF SINBAD #1 and INHUMANS (2000) #1-4.

Soldiers' Pay

By William Faulkner
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  • Publisher : Phoemixx Classics Ebooks
  • Book Code : 3985100837
  • Total of Pages : 333
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 946
  • Pdf File: soldiers-pay.pdf

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Soldiers' Pay William Faulkner - "A deft hand has woven this narrative. . . . This book rings true."—New York Times Faulkner's debut novel, Soldiers' Pay (1926), is among the most memorable works to emerge from the First World War. Through the story of a wounded veteran's homecoming, it examines the impact of soldiers' return from war on the people—particularly the women—who were left behind.

The Secret Heir of Sunset Ranch

By Charlene Sands
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  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Book Code : 1460321243
  • Total of Pages : 192
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 938
  • Pdf File: the-secret-heir-of-sunset-ranch.pdf

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A war hero returns to a secret baby surprise in this Slades of Sunset Ranch novel by USA TODAY bestselling author Charlene Sands Back from his tour of duty, wealthy Nevada rancher Justin Slade gets the shock of his life. The woman who shared his bed eighteen months ago is in his hometown with a son in tow…who looks just like Justin! Katherine Grady is hiding a dark past, but when she realizes Justin seduced her under false pretenses, she's livid…even if she still finds him as irresistible as ever. Will their secrets keep them apart, or will her hero fight for what's his? Be sure to read THE BILLIONAIRE'S BABY TEST, a Billionaires and Babies novel by Charlene Sands, available July 2015, only from Harlequin® Desire! Other books in The Slades of Sunset Ranch series by Charlene Sands: SUNSET SURRENDER SUNSET SEDUCTION REDEEMING THE CEO COWBOY Read them all!

Returning Heroes

By Harry F. Rey
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  • Publisher : NineStar Press
  • Book Code : 164890453X
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 457
  • Pdf File: returning-heroes.pdf

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Captain Ales has returned to the galaxy, forever changed as the powers have prepared for war. He’ll accept help from anyone if it leads to the mysterious Turo from whose cage Ales must free himself if he ever wants to return to the Red Moon. Meanwhile Daeron has been offered the deal of a lifetime by the ruler of the Seven Suns. Marry Osvai, the Kyleri prince, and become heir to the richest star-state in the galaxy while raising an army to restore the prince to his rightful place as Emperor of the Million Suns. But Viscamon’s grip on Jiwani has only tightened as the nobles imprisoned in the Royal Baths still refuse to bow to the immortal’s cataclysmic theology of destroying the Galactic Balance. It seems the only way for Imperial Guard Captain Antari to avoid a massacre is outright treachery. While dynasties play galactic politics, the Outer Verge is being torn apart. From a prison cell, Mahnoor watches The Rip destroying Targuline, until the Kyleri rebels offer him the chance to save himself by flying into the heart of danger. He might even become Jansen’s most unlikely hero. Heroes and villains run riot around the galaxy, unleashing destructive forces and sliding the great powers toward a war from which no one will be safe.

They Dared Return

By Patrick K. O'Donnell
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  • Publisher : Da Capo Press
  • Book Code : 0786745835
  • Total of Pages : 264
  • Category : History
  • Members : 231
  • Pdf File: they-dared-return.pdf

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At the height of World War II, with the Third Reich's final solution in full operation, a small group of Jews who had barely escaped the Nazis did the unthinkable: They went back. Spies now, these men took on a dangerous mission behind enemy lines. They Dared Return is their story—a tale of adventure, espionage, love, and revenge.

This Place

By Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm,Sonny Assu,Brandon Mitchell,Rachel Qitsualik-Tinsley,Sean Qitsualik-Tinsley,David A. Robertson,Niigaanwewidam James Sinclair,Jen Storm,Richard Van Camp,Katherena Vermette,Chelsea Vowel
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  • Publisher : Portage & Main Press
  • Book Code : 1553797825
  • Total of Pages : 296
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Members : 249
  • Pdf File: this-place.pdf

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Explore the past 150 years through the eyes of Indigenous creators in this groundbreaking graphic novel anthology. Beautifully illustrated, these stories are an emotional and enlightening journey through Indigenous wonderworks, psychic battles, and time travel. See how Indigenous peoples have survived a post-apocalyptic world since Contact. This is one of the 200 exceptional projects funded through the Canada Council for the Arts’ New Chapter initiative. With this $35M initiative, the Council supports the creation and sharing of the arts in communities across Canada.

Discourses Surrounding British Widows of the First World War

By Angela Smith
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  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Book Code : 1780932618
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : History
  • Members : 494
  • Pdf File: discourses-surrounding-british-widows-of-the-first-world-war.pdf

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Using extensive data - mostly gleaned from the National Archives - this book examines the way in which British widows of servicemen who died in the First World War were represented in society and by themselves, exploring the intertwining discourses of social welfare, national identity, and morality that can be identified in these texts. Focusing on two widows, the book encourages their individual stories to emerge and gives a voice to an otherwise forgotten group of women whose stories have been lost under the literary tomes of middle-class writers such as Vera Brittain and May Wedderburn Cannon. The discussion is further informed by a wider reading of 300 other such files, which allows wider observations to be made about the nature of the discourses examined, and offers the most complete possible picture for such data. Offering a streamlined adaptation of the Discourse-Historical Approach to critical discourse analysis, Discourses Surrounding British Widows of the First World War demonstrates how this model of analysis can be used to investigate a large body of data from a wide variety of sources, covering a long period of time. As such it will be useful to all scholars in their analysis of historical corpa.