The Spanish American War

The Spanish American War Author Kenneth E. Hendrickson
ISBN-10 0313316627
Release 2003
Pages 178
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Introduces the Spanish-American War, including the origins of the war, specific campaigns, and the resulting peace process, and discusses its long-term effects.

American War

American War Author Omar El Akkad
ISBN-10 9780451493590
Release 2017-04-04
Pages 352
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An audacious and powerful debut novel: a second American Civil War, a devastating plague, and one family caught deep in the middle—a story that asks what might happen if America were to turn its most devastating policies and deadly weapons upon itself. Sarat Chestnut, born in Louisiana, is only six when the Second American Civil War breaks out in 2074. But even she knows that oil is outlawed, that Louisiana is half underwater, and that unmanned drones fill the sky. When her father is killed and her family is forced into Camp Patience for displaced persons, she begins to grow up shaped by her particular time and place. But not everyone at Camp Patience is who they claim to be. Eventually Sarat is befriended by a mysterious functionary, under whose influence she is turned into a deadly instrument of war. The decisions that she makes will have tremendous consequences not just for Sarat but for her family and her country, rippling through generations of strangers and kin alike. From the Hardcover edition.

Historical Dictionary of the Spanish American War

Historical Dictionary of the Spanish American War Author Donald H. Dyal
ISBN-10 0313288526
Release 1996-01-01
Pages 378
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Foreshadowing the twentieth-century experience, the Spanish American War was America's first modern foreign war. Catapulting the United States into an international world power, it had lasting international implications. Besides America's acquisition of Puerto Rico, the Philippines, Hawaii, and Guam, the war led the United States to take to the international stage, confronting Germany and Japan, and creating a diplomatic bridge between Great Britain and the United States. For Spain the 1898-1899 conflict was the death knell of empire. This volume provides easily accessible information on the naval and army operations, Spanish operations, and the political background to the military events, with an emphasis on future foreign affairs.

The Spanish American War

The Spanish American War Author Edward F. Dolan
ISBN-10 0761314539
Release 2001
Pages 112
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A history of the Spanish-American War of 1898.

Encyclopedia of American War Literature

Encyclopedia of American War Literature Author Philip K. Jason
ISBN-10 0313306486
Release 2001
Pages 424
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Provides entries on authors and topics central to American war literature and offers biographical information on the authors and discussions of their work and contributions to the genre.

The History of the Origin Progress and Termination of the American War

The History of the Origin  Progress  and Termination of the American War Author Charles Stedman
ISBN-10 9781429019637
Release 2009-03-01
Pages 484
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This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book.

An Empire of Indifference

An Empire of Indifference Author Randy Martin
ISBN-10 9780822389804
Release 2007-02-21
Pages 228
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In this significant Marxist critique of contemporary American imperialism, the cultural theorist Randy Martin argues that a finance-based logic of risk control has come to dominate Americans’ everyday lives as well as U.S. foreign and domestic policy. Risk management—the ability to adjust for risk and to leverage it for financial gain—is the key to personal finance as well as the defining element of the massive global market in financial derivatives. The United States wages its amorphous war on terror by leveraging particular interventions (such as Iraq) to much larger ends (winning the war on terror) and by deploying small numbers of troops and targeted weaponry to achieve broad effects. Both in global financial markets and on far-flung battlegrounds, the multiplier effects are difficult to foresee or control. Drawing on theorists including Michel Foucault, Giorgio Agamben, Michael Hardt, Antonio Negri, and Achille Mbembe, Martin illuminates a frightening financial logic that must be understood in order to be countered. Martin maintains that finance divides the world between those able to avail themselves of wealth opportunities through risk taking (investors) and those who cannot do so, who are considered “at risk.” He contends that modern-day American imperialism differs from previous models of imperialism, in which the occupiers engaged with the occupied to “civilize” them, siphon off wealth, or both. American imperialism, by contrast, is an empire of indifference: a massive flight from engagement. The United States urges an embrace of risk and self-management on the occupied and then ignores or dispossesses those who cannot make the grade.

Eagle Against the Sun

Eagle Against the Sun Author Ronald H. Spector
ISBN-10 9781476727424
Release 2012-12-11
Pages 592
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Historian Ronald H. Spector, drawing on declassified intelligence files, an abundance of British and American archival material, Japanese scholarship and documents, and the research and memoirs of scholars, politicians, and the military men, presents a thrilling narrative of American war in the Pacific. Spector reassesses U.S. and Japanese strategy and offers some provocative interpretations. He shows that the dual advance across the Pacific by MacArthur and Nimitz was less a product of strategic calculation and more a pragmatic solution to bureaucratic, doctrinal, and public relations problems facing the Army and Navy. He also argues that Japan made its fatal error not in the Midway campaign but in abandoning its offensive strategy after that defeat and allowing itself to be drawn into a war of attrition. Combining impeccable research with electrifying detail, Spector vividly recreates the major battles, little-known campaigns, and unfamiliar events of this brutal 44-month struggle. He reveals that the U.S. had secret plans to wage unrestricted submarine warfare against Japan months before Pearl Harbor and demonstrates that MacArthur and his commanders ignored important intercepts of Japanese messages that would have saved thousands of lives in Papua and Leyte. He skillfully takes the reader from top-secret strategy meetings in Washington, London, and Tokyo to distant beaches and remote Asian jungles with battle-weary GIs. Throughout, Spector contends that American decisions in the Pacific War were shaped more often by the struggles between the British and the Americans, and between the Army and the Navy, than by strategic considerations. Revealing what really happened in the course of a conflict that ended with the most deadly air raid ever, this contribution to WWII history adds a new dimension to our understanding of the people and forces that determined its outcome.

The Mexican American War

The Mexican American War Author Ruth Tenzer Feldman
ISBN-10 0822508311
Release 2004-01
Pages 88
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Relates the events and battles of the war between the United States and Mexico over Texas.

Spanish American War Updated Edition

Spanish American War  Updated Edition Author Michael Golay
ISBN-10 1438100132
Release 2009-01-01
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The Mexican American War

The Mexican American War Author Don Nardo
ISBN-10 1560064951
Release 1999-01
Pages 112
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Examines the Mexican-American War, discussing American expansion, the fall of Mexico City, the conclusion of the war, the peace treaty, and the legacy of a "dirty" war.

Selling War to America

Selling War to America Author Eugene Secunda
ISBN-10 0275995232
Release 2007
Pages 231
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"Since the end of the 19th century, the relative skillfulness of the U.S. government's propaganda efforts have largely determined the American public's willingness to support the wars the United States has waged. The job of informing and persuading America to support its war efforts has become increasingly more challenging as media technologies, like the Internet and the instant global coverage of television news, reach into every American home. Selling War to America begins its examination with the U.S. government's campaign to instigate a war with Spain and ends with a review of the methods the government is using now to encourage support for the War Against Terrorism."--BOOK JACKET.

Reel Men at War

Reel Men at War Author Ralph Donald
ISBN-10 9780810881150
Release 2011-04-18
Pages 278
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As they transition into adulthood, many American boys and young men spend a considerable amount of time engaging in physical sports, playing violent video games, and watching action movies, including war films. In many cases, boys spend more time exposed to media models than they do with their fathers. If, as social learning theorists say, masculinity is learned directly through a system of positive and negative reinforcement, what manly behaviors do war films clearly define and reinforce? And what un-manly behaviors do war films clearly prohibit? In Reel Men at War: Masculinity and the American War Film, authors Ralph Donald and Karen MacDonald consider the influence that war films bring to bear on the socialization of young boys in America. Analyzing nearly 150 American war films and television programs, this book considers such issues as major male stereotypes—both positive and negative—in film, the influence of sports as an alternate to mortal combat, why men admire war and value winning so highly, and how war films define manly courage. Throughout the book the authors comment on the depiction of post-traumatic stress disorder, the stages of grief, and suicide in war films, as well as applying Jungian and Freudian theories to war and soldiering. Reel Men at War will be of interest not only to professors and students of cinema and mass communications but also to scholars of history, gender studies, and sociology.

The Encyclopedia of the Mexican American War

The Encyclopedia of the Mexican American War Author
ISBN-10 9781851098538
Release 2013
Pages 1084
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Kim Author Rudyard Kipling
ISBN-10 6055794993
Release 2013-06-01
Pages 205
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Kim has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Kim also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Kim book for free.

Vietnam Anthology

Vietnam Anthology Author Nancy Anisfield
ISBN-10 0879723963
Release 1987
Pages 150
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Novel Excerpts: David Halberstam: One very hot Day; Robert Stone: Dog Soldiers; Robert Olen Butler: The Alleys of Eden; John Del Vecchio: The 13th Valley; Stephen Wright: Meditations in green; Jeff Danziger: Lieutenant Kit; Short Stories: David Huddle: The Interrogation of the prisoner Bung by Mister Hawkins and Sergeant Tree; Asa Baber: The Ambush; Larry Rottmann: Thi Bong Dzu; Shirley Ann Grau: Homecoming; Larry Heinemann: The first clean Fact; Tobias Wolff: Wingfield; Tim O'Brien: The Things they carried; Drama Excerpts: David Rabe: Streamers; Lanford Wilson: The 5th of July; Poetry: Poems by Denise Levertov, John Balaban, Jan Barry, Michael Casey, W.D. Ehrhart, Gustav Hasford, Basil T. Paquet, Walter McDonald, Stephen Sossaman, Bryan Alec Floyd, Michael O'Connor, Bruce Weigl, Wendy Wilder Larsen, Thran Thi Nga.

African American War Heroes

African American War Heroes Author James B. Martin
ISBN-10 9781610693660
Release 2014-05-12
Pages 203
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Detailed profiles bring stories of African American heroism in the U.S. armed forces to life, from the American Revolution through the conflict in Afghanistan. • Shares 80 detailed biographies of African Americans who earned their nation's highest medals for valor • Covers both well-known and more obscure individuals throughout U.S. military history • Offers 10 sidebars on important African American segregated units and critical events pertaining to African American participation in the military • Includes an introductory essay to provide a conceptual framework for students • Features a fact box at the top of each entry to provide at-a-glance information about the recipient and his/her award(s)