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Children and War

Children and War

A Historical Anthology

  • Author: James Marten
  • Publisher: NYU Press
  • ISBN: 0814761305
  • Category: History
  • Page: 313
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"This anthology is breathtaking in its geographic and temporal sweep."—Canadian Journal of History The American media has recently "discovered" children's experiences in present-day wars. A week-long series on the plight of child soldiers in Africa and Latin America was published in Newsday and newspapers have decried the U.S. government's reluctance to sign a United Nations treaty outlawing the use of under-age soldiers. These and numerous other stories and programs have shown that the number of children impacted by war as victims, casualties, and participants has mounted drastically during the last few decades. Although the scale on which children are affected by war may be greater today than at any time since the world wars of the twentieth century, children have been a part of conflict since the beginning of warfare. Children and War shows that boys and girls have routinely contributed to home front war efforts, armies have accepted under-aged soldiers for centuries, and war-time experiences have always affected the ways in which grown-up children of war perceive themselves and their societies. The essays in this collection range from explorations of childhood during the American Revolution and of the writings of free black children during the Civil War to children's home front war efforts during World War II, representations of war and defeat in Japanese children's magazines, and growing up in war-torn Liberia. Children and War provides a historical context for two centuries of children's multi-faceted involvement with war.

War Made New

War Made New

Technology, Warfare, and the Course of History, 1500 to Today

  • Author: Max Boot
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 9781592402229
  • Category: History
  • Page: 624
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An analysis of the pivotal role of technology in modern warfare focuses on four historical periods that shaped the rise and fall of empires, in a narrative account that covers such topics as gunpowder, the Industrial Revolution, and stealth aircraft. First serial, American Heritage.

War and Words

War and Words

Horror and Heroism in the Literature of Warfare

  • Author: Sara Munson Deats,Lagretta Tallent Lenker,Merry G. Perry
  • Publisher: Lexington Books
  • ISBN: 9780739105795
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 353
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War and Words is a sweeping study of the profound, painful, and most significantly, defining cultural moments. Working from Homer through to Hemingway and in all traditions, some of the nation's best scholars of literature illustrate how literature and language affect not only the present but also future generations by shaping history even as they represent it. This powerful collection affirms that the humanities remain a site of the most profound reflection on human experience and historical events that have, for better and worse, shaped world civilization. War and Words offers students of literature critical tools for reading literary explorations of ambivalence toward war and provides teachers of literature a suggested syllabus for a course that has become all too necessary in a time when all our lives are touched by war.

Guerrilla Warfare

Guerrilla Warfare

A Historical and Critical Study

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Transaction Publishers
  • ISBN: 9781412824880
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 462
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As the author makes clear, every book has a history; Guerrilla Warfare is noexception. Together with its sequel Terrorism (and two companion readers) it was part of a wider study: to give a critical interpretation of guerrilla and terrorism theory and practice throughout history. It did not aim at providing a general theory of political violence, nor did it give instructions on how to conduct guerrilla warfare and terrorist operations. Its aim remains to bring about greater semantic and analytic clarity, and to do so at psychological as well as political levels. While the word guerrilla has been very popular, much less attention has been given to guerrilla warfare than to terrorism - even though the former has been politically more successful. The reasons for the lack of detailed attention are obvious: guerrilla operations take place far from big cities, in the countryside, in remote regions of a nation. In such areas there are no film cameras or recorders. In his probing new introduction, Laqueur points out that a review of strategies and the fate of guerrilla movements during the last two decades show certain common features. Both mainly concerned nationalists fighting for independence either against foreign occupants or against other ethnic groups within their own country. But despite the many attempts, only in two places—Afghanistan and Chechnya —were the guerrillas successful. According to Laqueur historical experience demonstrates that guerrilla movements have prevailed over incumbents only in specific conditions. Due to a constellation of factors, ranging from modern means of observation to increase in firepower. The author suggests that we may witness a combination of political warfare, propaganda, guerrilla operations and terrorism. In such cases, this could be a potent strategy for unsponsored revolutionary change. But either as social history or military strategy this work remains a crucial work of our times.

The Miscellaneous Works of the Rev. Matthew Henry

The Miscellaneous Works of the Rev. Matthew Henry

Containing in Addition to Those Heretofore Published, Numerous Sermons Now First Printed from the Original Mss. : an Appendix on what Christ is Made to Believers, in Forty Real Benefits, by Philip Henry... : Funeral Sermons for Mr. and Mrs. Henry, by the Rev. Matthew Henry : Funeral Sermons on Mr. Matthew Henry, by W. Tong, John Reynolds, and Dr. Williams

  • Author: Matthew Henry
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Dissenters, Religious
  • Page: 1419
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Issues of War and Peace

Issues of War and Peace

  • Author: Nancy Gentile Ford
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
  • ISBN: 9780313311963
  • Category: History
  • Page: 333
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Emphasizes the events of lesser-known battles from the Revolutionary War to the Persian Gulf War, and includes information about the origins of each conflict, differing opinions, and the political, economic, and social impacts.

Causes of War, 3rd Ed.

Causes of War, 3rd Ed.

  • Author: Geoffrey Blainey
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 0029035910
  • Category: History
  • Page: 325
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Medieval Warfare

Medieval Warfare

Triumph and Domination in the Wars of the Middle Ages

  • Author: Peter Reid
  • Publisher: Running PressBook Pub
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: History
  • Page: 564
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Great Britain's story is punctuated by the glorious battles at Bannockburn, Crecy and Agincourt, and Shakespearean heroes like Edward III, Henry V, and Hotspur. History remembers this as an age of chivalry interwoven with mythic feats of bravery. Yet this is a period of war when three nations struggled against each other over 200 years bringing England to the brink of Civil War. Many historians have tackled the questions of why the wars between England, Scotland and France between the thirteenth and fifteenth centuries occurred; few have had the expertise to explain how England came to dominate medieval warfare. Peter Reid, formerly the Major General of logistics for the British Army, uses his experience to recast how the small English forces were able to face down their enemies on so many fronts. Within the 116 years of conflict only a handful of battles were actually fought; instead the British army conducted a policy of raiding and sieges. Additionally, when two armies met, the famous English archers created havoc on the field, and battles were won or lost by hand to hand fighting. "Medieval Warfare" is revelatory about the role of war in creating Great Britain.

Die Kunst des Krieges

Die Kunst des Krieges

  • Author: Sunzi
  • Publisher: Droemer eBook
  • ISBN: 3426422085
  • Category: Self-Help
  • Page: 160
  • View: 7715
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Sunzis Text ist nicht nur ein Klassiker der Kriegskunst, seine Weisheiten weisen zudem den Weg zum Sieg bei allen Schlachten und Konflikten, die wir führen. Sei es der gesellschaftliche Konflikt, der Kampf im Aufsichtsrat oder sogar der Kampf der Geschlechter – mit diesem Werk wird jeder Feind besiegt. Doch die größte Leistung besteht darin, den Widerstand des Feindes ohne einen Kampf zu brechen.

The First Total War

The First Total War

Napoleon's Europe and the Birth of Warfare as We Know it

  • Author: David Avrom Bell
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • ISBN: 9780618349654
  • Category: History
  • Page: 420
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Describes how the Enlightenment and the French Revolution led to the first total war in history during the age of Napoleon, when embodiments of modern-day warfare such as conscription, guerrilla warfare, and unconditional surrender made their first appearance.

War and Nation in the Theatre of Shakespeare and His Contemporaries

War and Nation in the Theatre of Shakespeare and His Contemporaries

  • Author: Simon Barker
  • Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
  • ISBN: 0748631623
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 256
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This original study explores a vital aspect of early modern cultural history: the way that warfare is represented in the theatre of Shakespeare and his contemporaries. The book contrasts the Tudor and Stuart prose that called for the establishment of a standing army in the name of nation, discipline and subjectivity, and the drama of the period that invited critique of this imperative. Barker examines contemporary dramatic texts both for their radical position on war and, in the case of the later drama, for their subversive commentary on an emerging idealisation of Shakespeare and his work.The book argues that the early modern period saw the establishment of political, social and theological attitudes to war that were to become accepted as natural in succeeding centuries. Barker's reading of the drama of the period reveals the discontinuities in this project as a way of commenting on the use of the past within modern warfare. The book is also a survey and analysis of literary theory over the last tw

A People and a Nation: A History of the United States, Volume 2: Since 1865, Brief

A People and a Nation: A History of the United States, Volume 2: Since 1865, Brief

  • Author: Mary Beth Norton,Carol Sheriff,David M. Katzman,David W. Blight,Howard Chudacoff
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • ISBN: 0547175604
  • Category: History
  • Page: 576
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The Brief Edition of A PEOPLE AND A NATION preserves the text's approach to American history as a story of all American people. Known for a number of strengths, including its well-respected author team and engaging narrative, the book emphasizes social history, giving particular attention to race and racial identity. Like its full-length counterpart, the Brief Eighth Edition focuses on stories of everyday people, cultural diversity, work, and popular culture. A new design makes for easier reading and note-taking. Events up to and including the election of 2008 are updated and included, and new chapter has been written on The Contested West. Available in the following split options: A PEOPLE AND A NATION, Brief Eighth Edition Complete (Chapters 1-33), ISBN: 0547175582; Volume I: To 1877 (Chapters 1-16), ISBN: 0547175590; Volume II: Since 1865 (Chapters 16-33), ISBN: 0547175604. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

A People and a Nation: A History of the United States, Brief Edition, Volume II: Since 1865

A People and a Nation: A History of the United States, Brief Edition, Volume II: Since 1865

  • Author: Mary Beth Norton,Carol Sheriff,David W. Blight,Howard Chudacoff,Fredrik Logevall
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • ISBN: 0495916234
  • Category: History
  • Page: 592
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The Brief Edition of A PEOPLE AND A NATION offers a succinct and spirited narrative that tells the stories of all people in the United States. The authors’ attention to race and racial identity, and their inclusion of everyday people and popular culture brings history to life, engaging readers and encouraging them to imagine what life was really like in the past. Available in the following split options: A PEOPLE AND A NATION, BRIEF Ninth Edition (Chapters 1-33), ISBN: 978-0-495-91619-2; Volume I: TO 1877 (Chapters 1-16), ISBN: 978-0-495-91622-2; Volume II: SINCE 1865 (Chapters 16-33), ISBN: 978-0-495-91623-9. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Annual Register, Or, A View of the History, Politics, and Literature for the Year ...

The Annual Register, Or, A View of the History, Politics, and Literature for the Year ...

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: History
  • Page: N.A
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Cobbett's Parliamentary History of England

Cobbett's Parliamentary History of England

From the Norman Conquest, in 1066, to the Year, 1803

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Great Britain
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The Parliamentary History of England from the Earliest Period to the Year 1803

The Parliamentary History of England from the Earliest Period to the Year 1803

From which Last-mentioned Epoch it is Continued Downwards in the Work Entitled "Hansard's Parliamentary Debates."

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Great Britain
  • Page: N.A
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Includes information from the Norman conquest through the 1st session of the 2d Parliament.

The Parliamentary History of England, from the Earliest Period to the Year 1803

The Parliamentary History of England, from the Earliest Period to the Year 1803

From which Last-mentioned Epoch it is Continued Downwards in the Work Entitled "Hansard's Parliamentary Debates".

  • Author: William Cobbett
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Great Britain
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The Parliamentary History of England from the Earliest Period to the Year 1803

The Parliamentary History of England from the Earliest Period to the Year 1803

  • Author: Great Britain. Parliament
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Great Britain
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Cobbett's Parliamentary History of England

Cobbett's Parliamentary History of England

From the Norman Conquest, in 1066, to the Year, 1803. From which Last-mentioned Epoch it is Continued Downwards in the Work Entitled: "Cobbett's Parliamentary Debates".

  • Author: Great Britain. Parliament
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Great Britain
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The Great War

The Great War

1914-1918

  • Author: Ian F. W. Beckett
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317866150
  • Category: History
  • Page: 856
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The course of events of the Great War has been told many times, spurred by an endless desire to understand 'the war to end all wars'. However, this book moves beyond military narrative to offer a much fuller analysis of of the conflict's strategic, political, economic, social and cultural impact. Starting with the context and origins of the war, including assasination, misunderstanding and differing national war aims, it then covers the treacherous course of the conflict and its social consequences for both soldiers and civilians, for science and technology, for national politics and for pan-European revolution. The war left a long-term legacy for victors and vanquished alike. It created new frontiers, changed the balance of power and influenced the arts, national memory and political thought. The reach of this acount is global, showing how a conflict among European powers came to involve their colonial empires, and embraced Japan, China, the Ottoman Empire, Latin America and the United States.