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Martial Metaphors

Martial Metaphors Author Joseph Allan Frank
ISBN-10 9780761867913
Release 2016-07-12
Pages 378
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The book draws on letters, diaries, recent books and articles in History, but also relies on multi-disciplinary sources in politics and literature, along transnational comparisons to place the events in a broader perspective. The book invites the reader to embark with the soldiers and some civilians on their journey into the murderous events across the nation. The passage began with the heroic clichés that prevailed during the initial organization and embarkation of the armies. However the shock of battle and the weary life in camps brought new images of the war such as a bleak vision seeing the war as a chaotic absurdity, others began to suspect conspiratorial agencies behind the conflict, yet others sought to galvanize their support for the hard road ahead by invoking melodramatic metaphors as a crusade, and means of national redemption and punishment of the adversary. As the fighting intensified after the initial clashes of 1862, some believed that the hard war opened the way for imposing revolutionary changes such as upending the South’s social structure providing social, economic and political equality to a new class—the ex-slaves. Finally, there were some who felt the war was a Sophoclean-Greek tragedy because the outcome and nature of the war proved contrary to what they had assumed the struggle would be about and what it would be like.



Southern Masculinity

Southern Masculinity Author Craig Thompson Friend
ISBN-10 9780820336749
Release 2010-01-25
Pages 288
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The follow-up to the critically acclaimed collection Southern Manhood: Perspectives on Masculinity in the Old South (Georgia, 2004), Southern Masculinity explores the contours of southern male identity from Reconstruction to the present. Twelve case studies document the changing definitions of southern masculine identity as understood in conjunction with identities based on race, gender, age, sexuality, and geography. After the Civil War, southern men crafted notions of manhood in opposition to northern ideals of masculinity and as counterpoint to southern womanhood. At the same time, manliness in the South--as understood by individuals and within communities--retained and transformed antebellum conceptions of honor and mastery. This collection examines masculinity with respect to Reconstruction, the New South, racism, southern womanhood, the Sunbelt, gay rights, and the rise of the Christian Right. Familiar figures such as Arthur Ashe are investigated from fresh angles, while other essays plumb new areas such as the womanless wedding and Cherokee masculinity.



What This Cruel War Was Over

What This Cruel War Was Over Author Chandra Manning
ISBN-10 9780307267436
Release 2007-04-03
Pages 368
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In this unprecedented account, Chandra Manning uses letters, diaries, and regimental newspapers to take the reader inside the minds of Civil War soldiers-black and white, Northern and Southern-as they fought and marched across a divided country. With stunning poise and narrative verve, Manning explores how the Union and Confederate soldiers came to identify slavery as the central issue of the war and what that meant for a tumultuous nation. This is a brilliant and eye-opening debut and an invaluable addition to our understanding of the Civil War as it has never been rendered before. From the Trade Paperback edition.



Military Reading and Modern American Narrative

Military Reading and Modern American Narrative Author Stephen D. Carter
ISBN-10 UCAL:W266794
Release 2011
Pages 1654
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Military Reading and Modern American Narrative has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Military Reading and Modern American Narrative also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Military Reading and Modern American Narrative book for free.



Music Along the Rapidan

Music Along the Rapidan Author James A. Davis
ISBN-10 9780803245099
Release 2014-07
Pages 346
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In December 1863, Civil War soldiers took refuge from the dismal conditions of war and weather. They made their winter quarters in the Piedmont region of central Virginia: the Union’s Army of the Potomac in Culpeper County and the Confederacy’s Army of Northern Virginia in neighboring Orange County. For the next six months the opposing soldiers eyed each other warily across the Rapidan River. In Music Along the Rapidan James A. Davis examines the role of music in defining the social communities that emerged during this winter encampment. Music was an essential part of each soldier’s personal identity, and Davis considers how music became a means of controlling the acoustic and social cacophony of war that surrounded every soldier nearby. Music also became a touchstone for colliding communities during the encampment—the communities of enlisted men and officers or Northerners and Southerners on the one hand and the shared communities occupied by both soldier and civilian on the other. The music enabled them to define their relationships and their environment, emotionally, socially, and audibly.



The Red Badge of Courage Diversion Classics

The Red Badge of Courage  Diversion Classics Author Stephen Crane
ISBN-10 9781682305379
Release 2016-03-29
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Featuring an appendix of discussion questions, this Diversion Classics edition is ideal for use in book groups and classrooms. Young Union Army private Henry Fleming has dreamed of battle his entire life, but when Confederate forces bear down on his regiment, panic sets in, and Henry flees. Overcome with guilt, he wanders among a group of wounded men coping with the ramifications of combat. Exhausted, hungry, and still reeling between shame over his abandonment and anger at being used as a pawn of war, Henry returns to the regiment. Once there, he discovers that something in him has changed forever.



At War with Metaphor

At War with Metaphor Author Erin Steuter
ISBN-10 0739130315
Release 2009-07-15
Pages 266
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When photographs documenting the torture and humiliation of prisoners at Abu Ghraib came to the attention of a horrified public, national and international voices were raised in shock, asking how this happened. At War with Metaphor offers an answer, arguing that the abuses of Abu Ghraib were part of a systemic continuum of dehumanization. This continuum has its roots in our public discussions of the war on terror and the metaphors through which they are repeatedly framed. Arguing earnestly and incisively that these metaphors, if left unexamined, bind us into a cycle of violence that will only be intensified by a responsive violence of metaphor, Steuter and Wills examine compelling examples of the images of animal, insect, and disease that inform, shape, and limit our understanding of the war on terror. Tying these images to historical and contemporary uses of propaganda through a readable, accessible analysis of media filters, At War with Metaphor vividly explores how news media, including political cartoons and talk radio, are enmeshed in these damaging, dehumanizing metaphors. Analyzing media through the lenses of race and Orientalism, it invites us to hold our media and ourselves accountable for the choices we make in talking war and making enemies.



A Long Way Gone

A Long Way Gone Author Ishmael Beah
ISBN-10 0374105235
Release 2007-02-13
Pages 229
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In a heart-wrenching, candid autobiography, a human rights activist offers a firsthand account of war from the perspective of a former child soldier, detailing the violent civil war that wracked his native Sierra Leone and the government forces that transformed a gentle young boy into a killer as a member of the army. 75,000 first printing.



A History of Algeria

A History of Algeria Author James McDougall
ISBN-10 9781108165747
Release 2017-04-24
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Covering a period of five hundred years, from the arrival of the Ottomans to the aftermath of the Arab uprisings, James McDougall presents an expansive new account of the modern history of Africa's largest country. Drawing on substantial new scholarship and over a decade of research, McDougall places Algerian society at the centre of the story, tracing the continuities and the resilience of Algeria's people and their cultures through the dramatic changes and crises that have marked the country. Whether examining the emergence of the Ottoman viceroyalty in the early modern Mediterranean, the 130 years of French colonial rule and the revolutionary war of independence, the Third World nation-building of the 1960s and 1970s, or the terrible violence of the 1990s, this book will appeal to a wide variety of readers in African and Middle Eastern history and politics, as well as those concerned with the wider affairs of the Mediterranean.



Symposium

Symposium Author Georgia Law Review Association
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105063278365
Release 2006
Pages 342
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Symposium has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Symposium also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Symposium book for free.



A Nation in Barracks

A Nation in Barracks Author Ute Frevert
ISBN-10 1859738818
Release 2004-12-10
Pages 288
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A Nation in Barracks shows how military-civil relations have evolved in Germany during the last two hundred years. This book investigates how conscription has contributed to instilling a strong sense of military commitment among the German public. The author looks at its relationship to state citizenship, nation building, gender formation and the concept of violence. She begins with the early nineteenth century, when conscription was first used in Prussia and initially met with harsh criticism from all aspects of society, and continues through the two Germanies of the post-1949 period. The book covers the Prussian model used during World War I, the Weimar Republic when no conscription was enforced, and the mass military mobilization of the Third Reich. Throughout this detailed examination, Ute Frevert examines how civil society deals with institutionalized violence and how this affects models of citizenship and gender relations.



Seeing the Elephant

Seeing the Elephant Author Joseph Allan Frank
ISBN-10 0252071263
Release 2003-02-01
Pages 215
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One of the bloodiest battles in the Civil War, The two-day engagement near Shiloh, Tennessee, In April 1862 left more than 23,000 casualties. Fighting alongside seasoned veterans were more than 160 newly recruited regiments and other soldiers who had yet to encounter serious action. In the phrase of the time, these men came to Shiloh to ""see the elephant." Drawing on the letters, diaries, and other reminiscences of these raw recruits on both sides of the conflict,Seeing the Elephantgives a vivid and valuable primary account of the terrible struggle.From the wide range of voices included in this volume emerges a nuanced picture of the psychology and motivations of the novice soldiers And The ways in which their attitudes toward the war were affected by their experiences at Shiloh.



Starship Troopers

Starship Troopers Author Robert A. Heinlein
ISBN-10 1101500425
Release 1987-05-15
Pages 352
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In Robert A. Heinlein’s controversial Hugo Award-winning bestseller, a recruit of the future goes through the toughest boot camp in the Universe—and into battle against mankind’s most alarming enemy... Johnnie Rico never really intended to join up—and definitely not the infantry. But now that he’s in the thick of it, trying to get through combat training harder than anything he could have imagined, he knows everyone in his unit is one bad move away from buying the farm in the interstellar war the Terran Federation is waging against the Arachnids. Because everyone in the Mobile Infantry fights. And if the training doesn’t kill you, the Bugs are more than ready to finish the job... “A classic…If you want a great military adventure, this one is for you.”—All SciFi



With Ballot and Bayonet

With Ballot and Bayonet Author Joseph Allan Frank
ISBN-10 0820319759
Release 1998
Pages 304
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Based on letters and diaries of more than a thousand soldiers, political scientist Joseph Allan Frank describes how political considerations were central to the development of the armies of the North and South--motivating soldiers, shaping officers, and assuring military cohesion. Illustrations.



A Soldier of the Great War

A Soldier of the Great War Author Mark Helprin
ISBN-10 UCSC:32106018321486
Release 1991
Pages 792
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A Roman student is torn from his carefree life when World War I breaks out, and fifty years later, recounts the triumphs and tragedies of his existence to an illiterate factory worker



Tried by War

Tried by War Author James M. McPherson
ISBN-10 1440652457
Release 2008-10-07
Pages 352
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The Pulitzer Prize?winning author reveals how Lincoln won the Civil War and invented the role of commander in chief as we know it As we celebrate the bicentennial of Lincoln?s birth, this study by preeminent, bestselling Civil War historian James M. McPherson provides a rare, fresh take on one of the most enigmatic figures in American history. Tried by War offers a revelatory (and timely) portrait of leadership during the greatest crisis our nation has ever endured. Suspenseful and inspiring, this is the story of how Lincoln, with almost no previous military experience before entering the White House, assumed the powers associated with the role of commander in chief, and through his strategic insight and will to fight changed the course of the war and saved the Union. From the Trade Paperback edition.



No End Save Victory

No End Save Victory Author Stephen E. Ambrose
ISBN-10 0425183386
Release 2002-02-22
Pages 704
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A collection of essays by leading historians reflects on key events and personalities of World War II, including the Battle of Britain, the Blitzkrieg campaign across Poland, and the siege of Berlin.