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Dispatches

Dispatches
Picador Classic

by Michael Herr

  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Release : 2014-12-15
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 1447275071
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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With an introduction by Kevin Powers. A groundbreaking piece of journalism which inspired Stanley Kubrick's classic Vietnam War film Full Metal Jacket. We took space back quickly, expensively, with total panic and close to maximum brutality. Our machine was devastating. And versatile. It could do everything but stop. Michael Herr went to Vietnam as a war correspondent for Esquire. He returned to tell the real story in all its hallucinatory madness and brutality, cutting to the quick of the conflict and its seductive, devastating impact on a generation of young men. His unflinching account is haunting in its violence, but even more so in its honesty. First published in 1977, Dispatches was a revolutionary piece of new journalism that evoked the experiences of soldiers in Vietnam and has forever shaped our understanding of the conflict. It is now a seminal classic of war reportage.

Dispatches from Dystopia

Dispatches from Dystopia
Histories of Places Not Yet Forgotten

by Kate Brown

  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release : 2015-05
  • Pages : 198
  • ISBN : 022624279X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The author "wanders the Chernobyl Zone of Alienation, first on the Internet and then in person, to figure out which version -- the real or the virtual -- is the actual forgery. She also takes us to the basement of a hotel in Seattle to examine the personal possessions left in storage by Japanese Americans on their way to internment camps in 1942. In Uman, Ukraine, we hide with Brown in a tree in order to witness the male-only Rosh Hashanah celebration of Hasidic Jews. In the Russian southern Urals, she speaks with the citizens of the small city of Kyshtym, where invisible radioactive pollutants have mysteriously blighted lives. Finally, Brown returns home to Elgin, Illinois, in the industrial rust belt, to investigate the rise of "rustalgia" and the ways her formative experiences have inspired her obsession with modernist wastelands."--Jacket flap.

Military Dispatches

Military Dispatches
A Book

by Arthur Wellesley Duke of Wellington,The Duke of Wellington

  • Publisher : Penguin Classics
  • Release : 2014-07-03
  • Pages : 480
  • ISBN : 9780141394312
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The vivid and exciting accounts written from the front line, taking the story of the British war with Napoleon from its desperate beginnings in Portugal to the final triumph at WaterlooThe Duke of Wellington was not only an incomparable battle commander but a remarkably expressive, fluent and powerful writer. His dispatches have long been viewed as classics of military literature and have been pillaged by all writers on the Peninsular War and the final campaigns in France and Belgium ever since they were published. This new selection allows the reader to follow the extraordinary epic in Wellington's own words - from the tentative beginnings in 1808, clinging to a small area of Portugal in the face of overwhelming French power across the whole of the rest of Europe, to the campaigns that over six years devastated opponent after opponent. The book ends with Wellington's invasion of France and the coda of 'the 100 days' that ended with Napoleon's final defeat at Waterloo.

Dispatches from Pluto

Dispatches from Pluto
Lost and Found in the Mississippi Delta

by Richard Grant

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2015-10-13
  • Pages : 302
  • ISBN : 1476709645
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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New Yorkers Grant and his girlfriend Mariah decided on a whim to buy an old plantation house in the Mississippi Delta. This is their journey of discovery to a remote, isolated strip of land, three miles beyond the tiny community of Pluto. They learn to hunt, grow their own food, and fend off alligators, snakes, and varmints galore. They befriend an array of unforgettable local characters, capture the rich, extraordinary culture of the Delta, and delve deeply into the Delta's lingering racial tensions. As the nomadic Grant learns to settle down, he falls not just for his girlfriend but for the beguiling place they now call home.

Looking for History

Looking for History
Dispatches from Latin America

by Alma Guillermoprieto

  • Publisher : Pantheon
  • Release : 2001
  • Pages : 303
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The author, Latin American correspondent for the "New Yorker", shares her understanding of Cuba, Colombia, and Mexico and provides stories of Eva Peron, revolutionist Che Guevara, and Peruvian novelist Mario Vargas Llosa.

Billy Wilder on Assignment

Billy Wilder on Assignment
Dispatches from Weimar Berlin and Interwar Vienna

by Billy Wilder

  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release : 2021-04-27
  • Pages : 216
  • ISBN : 0691194947
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"Before Billy Wilder (1906-2002) left Europe for the United States in 1934 and became a filmmaker, he worked as a newspaper reporter, first in Vienna and then in Weimar Berlin. This book, edited and introduced by Noah Isenberg and translated by Shelley Frisch, collects about 65 articles Wilder published in Austrian and German newspapers in the 1920s. The collection includes reported pieces on urban life, from a first-person account of Wilder's stint as a taxi dancer to an article about street sweepers; profiles of writers, movie stars and poker players; and dispatches from the international film scene, from reviews to interviews with such figures as Charlie Chaplin and Erich von Stroheim. Isenberg provides an introduction that gives biographical details and places the writings in context, emphasizing their historical moment and their connections to Wilder's later career"--

Dispatches for the New York Tribune

Dispatches for the New York Tribune
Selected Journalism of Karl Marx

by Karl Marx

  • Publisher : Penguin Classics
  • Release : 2007
  • Pages : 322
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Presents a collection of articles documenting Marx's views of such topics as social inequality, the slave and opium trades, and the British rule in India.

The Inevitable

The Inevitable
Dispatches on the Right to Die

by Katie Engelhart

  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release : 2021-03-02
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 9781250201461
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A riveting, incisive, and wide-ranging book about the Right to Die movement, and the doctors, patients, and activists at the heart of this increasingly urgent issue. As much of the world’s population grows older, the quest for a “good death,” has become a significant issue. For many, the right to die often means the right to die with dignity. The Inevitable moves beyond margins of the law to the people who are meticulously planning their final hours—far from medical offices, legislative chambers, hospital ethics committees, and polite conversation—and the people who help them, loved ones or clandestine groups on the Internet known as the “euthanasia underground.” Katie Engelhart, a veteran journalist, focuses on six people representing different aspects of the debate. Two are doctors: a California physician who runs a boutique assisted death clinic and has written more lethal prescriptions than anyone else in the U.S.; an Australian named Philip Nitschke who lost his medical license for teaching people how to end their lives painlessly and peacefully at “DIY Death” workshops. The other four chapters belong to people who said they wanted to die because they were suffering unbearably—of old age, chronic illness, dementia, and mental anguish—and saw suicide as their only option. Spanning Australia, North America, and Europe, Engelhart presents a deeply reported portrait of everyday people struggling to make hard decisions, and wrestling back a measure of authenticity and dignity to their lives.

The dispatches and letters of vice admiral ... Nelson, with notes by sir N.H. Nicolas

The dispatches and letters of vice admiral ... Nelson, with notes by sir N.H. Nicolas
A Book

by Horatio Nelson (1st visct.)

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1846
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Dispatches of Field Marshall the Duke of Wellington, K.G. During His Various Campaigns in India, Denmark, Portugal, Spain, the Low Countries, and France

The Dispatches of Field Marshall the Duke of Wellington, K.G. During His Various Campaigns in India, Denmark, Portugal, Spain, the Low Countries, and France
From 1799 to 1818. Compiled from Official and Authentic Documents

by Arthur Wellesley Duke of Wellington

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1837
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Dispatches of Field Marshal the Duke of Wellington, K. G. During His Various Campaigns in India, Denmark, Portugal, Spain, the Low Countries and France from 1799 to 1818

The Dispatches of Field Marshal the Duke of Wellington, K. G. During His Various Campaigns in India, Denmark, Portugal, Spain, the Low Countries and France from 1799 to 1818
A Book

by Arthur Wellesley of Wellington

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1837
  • Pages : 640
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The dispatches of ... the duke of Wellington, compiled by lieut. colonel Gurwood. [With] Suppl. to vol. 1/3 [and] Index. [With] Index

The dispatches of ... the duke of Wellington, compiled by lieut. colonel Gurwood. [With] Suppl. to vol. 1/3 [and] Index. [With] Index
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by Arthur Wellesley (1st duke of Wellington.)

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1845
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Dispatches and Letters of Vice Admiral Lord Viscount Nelson

The Dispatches and Letters of Vice Admiral Lord Viscount Nelson
A Book

by Horatio Nelson Nelson (Viscount),Sir Nicholas Harris Nicolas

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1845
  • Pages : 523
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Dispatches of Field Marshal the Duke of Wellington, K. G. During His Various Campaigns in India, Denmark, Portugal, Spain, the Low Countries, and France: India, 1794-1805

The Dispatches of Field Marshal the Duke of Wellington, K. G. During His Various Campaigns in India, Denmark, Portugal, Spain, the Low Countries, and France: India, 1794-1805
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by Arthur Wellesley Duke of Wellington

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1835
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Letters and Dispatches, from 1702 to 1712 Ed. by General George Murray

The Letters and Dispatches, from 1702 to 1712 Ed. by General George Murray
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by John Duke of Marlborough Churchill

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1845
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Dispatches of Field Marshal the Duke of Wellington

The Dispatches of Field Marshal the Duke of Wellington
During His Various Campaigns in India, Denmark, Portugal, Spain, the Low Countries, and France, from 1799 to 1818

by Arthur Wellesley Duke of Wellington

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1838
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Letters and Dispatches of John Churchill, First Duke of Marlborough, from 1702-1712

The Letters and Dispatches of John Churchill, First Duke of Marlborough, from 1702-1712
A Book

by John Churchill Duke of Marlborough

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1845
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Dispatches of ... the Duke of Wellington, During His Various Campaigns in India: from 1799 to 1805. Compiled from Official and Authentic Documents, by Lieut. Colonel Gurwood

The Dispatches of ... the Duke of Wellington, During His Various Campaigns in India: from 1799 to 1805. Compiled from Official and Authentic Documents, by Lieut. Colonel Gurwood
A Book

by Arthur Wellesley Duke of Wellington

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1839
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Leadership Dispatches

Leadership Dispatches
Chile's Extraordinary Comeback from Disaster

by Michael Useem,Howard Kunreuther,Erwann Michel-Kerjan

  • Publisher : Stanford University Press
  • Release : 2015-03-11
  • Pages : 296
  • ISBN : 0804794499
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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On February 27, 2010, Chile was rocked by a violent earthquake five hundred times more powerful than the one that hit Haiti just six weeks prior. The Chilean earthquake devastated schools, hospitals, roads, and homes, paralyzing the country for weeks and causing economic damage that was equal to 18 percent of Chile's GDP. This calamity hit just as an incumbent political regime was packing its bags and a new administration was preparing to take office. For most countries, it would have taken years, if not decades, to recover from such an event. Yet, only one year later, Chile's economy had reached a six percent annual growth rate. In Leadership Dispatches, Michael Useem, Howard Kunreuther, and Erwann Michel-Kerjan look at how the nation's leaders—in government, business, religion, academia, and beyond—facilitated Chile's recovery. They attribute Chile's remarkable comeback to a two-part formula consisting of strong national leadership on the one hand, and deeply rooted institutional practices on the other. Coupled with strategic, deliberative thinking, these levers enabled Chile to bounce back quickly and exceed its prior national performance. The authors make the case that the Chilean story contains lessons for a broad range of organizations and governments the world over. Large-scale catastrophes of many kinds—from technological meltdowns to disease pandemics—have been on the rise in recent years. Now is the time to seek ideas and guidance from other leaders who have triumphed in the wake of a disaster. In this vein, Leadership Dispatches is both a remarkable story of resilience and an instructive look at how those with the greatest responsibility for a country, company, or community should lead.

Wild Life

Wild Life
Dispatches from a Childhood of Baboons and Button-Downs

by Keena Roberts

  • Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
  • Release : 2019-11-12
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 9781538745151
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight meets Mean Girls in this funny, insightful fish-out-of-water memoir about a young girl coming of age half in a "baboon camp" in Botswana, half in a ritzy Philadelphia suburb. Keena Roberts split her adolescence between the wilds of an island camp in Botswana and the even more treacherous halls of an elite Philadelphia private school. In Africa, she slept in a tent, cooked over a campfire, and lived each day alongside the baboon colony her parents were studying. She could wield a spear as easily as a pencil, and it wasn't unusual to be chased by lions or elephants on any given day. But for the months of the year when her family lived in the United States, this brave kid from the bush was cowed by the far more treacherous landscape of the preppy, private school social hierarchy. Most girls Keena's age didn't spend their days changing truck tires, baking their own bread, or running from elephants as they tried to do their schoolwork. They also didn't carve bird whistles from palm nuts or nearly knock themselves unconscious trying to make homemade palm wine. But Keena's parents were famous primatologists who shuttled her and her sister between Philadelphia and Botswana every six months. Dreamer, reader, and adventurer, she was always far more comfortable avoiding lions and hippopotamuses than she was dealing with spoiled middle-school field hockey players. In Keena's funny, tender memoir, Wild Life, Africa bleeds into America and vice versa, each culture amplifying the other. By turns heartbreaking and hilarious, Wild Life is ultimately the story of a daring but sensitive young girl desperately trying to figure out if there's any place where she truly fits in.