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The War at Home

The War at Home
A Wife's Search for Peace (and Other Missions Impossible): A Memoir

by Rachel Starnes

  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2016-07-05
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 1101992077
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A portrait of the strains of a military marriage and meditation on what it means to be left behind—a brave account of the challenges facing the wife of a Naval fighter pilot. When she fell in love with her brother’s best friend, Rachel Starnes had no idea she was about to repeat a painful family pattern—marrying a man who leaves regularly and for long stretches to work a dangerous job far from home. Through constant relocations, separations, and the crippling doubts of early parenthood, Starnes effortlessly weaves together strands from her past with the relentless pace of Navy life in a time of war. Searingly honest and emotionally unflinching—and at times laugh out loud funny—Starnes eloquently evokes the challenges she faces in trying to find and claim a sense of home while struggling to chart a new path and avoid passing on the same legacy to her two young sons. At once a portrait of the devastating strains that military life puts on families and a meditation on what it means to be left behind, The War at Home is a brave portrait of a modern military family and the realities of separation, endurance, and love that overcomes. “Rachel Starnes’s The War at Home navigates the joys, fears, compromises, and casualties that create the terrain of marriage. And if you are a military spouse, her memoir will reveal thoughts you never even knew you had. This is a wise and fearless book.” —Siobhan Fallon, author of You Know When the Men Are Gone “One of the most honest and genuine memoirs I’ve ever read, as well as one of the most finely written. There’s not a false note in these pages. Rachel Starnes’s story is at once both singular and emblematic. . . . The War at Home is that rare thing: a book about the here and now that promises to last well beyond next month or next year.” —Steve Yarbrough, award-winning author of The Realm of Last Chances and Safe from the Neighbors

The War at Home

The War at Home
A Book

by Julie Klam

  • Publisher : Black Rabbit Books
  • Release : 2002-08-01
  • Pages : 48
  • ISBN : 9781583401903
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book details how American civilians supported the efforts of their troops overseas.

The War at Home

The War at Home
Perspectives on the Arkansas Experience during World War I

by Mark K. Christ

  • Publisher : University of Arkansas Press
  • Release : 2020-03-30
  • Pages : 216
  • ISBN : 1610756851
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The War at Home brings together some of the state’s leading historians to examine the connections between Arkansas and World War I. These essays explore how historical entities and important events such as Camp Pike, the Little Rock Picric Acid Plant, and the Elaine Race Massacre were related to the conflict as they investigate the issues of gender, race, and public health. This collection sheds new light on the ways that Arkansas participated in the war as well as the ways the war affected Arkansas then and still does today.

Vietnam War: The War at Home Gr. 5-8

Vietnam War: The War at Home Gr. 5-8
A Book

by Andrew Davis

  • Publisher : Classroom Complete Press
  • Release : 2016-06-01
  • Pages : 27
  • ISBN : 1773448358
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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**This is the chapter slice "The War at Home Gr. 5-8" from the full lesson plan "Vietnam War"** Experience the longest military conflict in U.S. history, where more than 58,000 Americans lost their lives. From 1955 to 1975, our resource highlights the events that surround this controversial war. Travel to Southeast Asia and become familiar with the climate and terrain of Vietnam. Discover how events after World War II and the United States' attempt to stop Communism from spreading led to this conflict. Learn about the different tactics Presidents John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson and Richard M. Nixon used during the war. Find out what role the introduction of the helicopter took during some of the major battles. Get introduced to the SEAL teams and U.S. Navy. Step into the shoes of those who fought in the war at home by organizing a protest. Find out how the veterans who fought in Vietnam were treated differently than those who fought in wars before them. Aligned to your State Standards and written to Bloom's Taxonomy, additional hands-on activities, crossword, word search, comprehension quiz and answer key are also included.

The War at Home

The War at Home
An Intimate Portrait of Canada's Poor

by Pat Capponi

  • Publisher : Viking Adult
  • Release : 1999
  • Pages : 255
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Cold War at Home and Abroad

The Cold War at Home and Abroad
Domestic Politics and US Foreign Policy since 1945

by Andrew L. Johns,Mitchell B. Lerner

  • Publisher : University Press of Kentucky
  • Release : 2018-08-10
  • Pages : 330
  • ISBN : 0813175755
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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From President Truman's use of a domestic propaganda agency to Ronald Reagan's handling of the Soviet Union during his 1984 reelection campaign, the American political system has consistently exerted a profound effect on the country's foreign policies. Americans may cling to the belief that "politics stops at the water's edge," but the reality is that parochial political interests often play a critical role in shaping the nation's interactions with the outside world. In The Cold War at Home and Abroad: Domestic Politics and US Foreign Policy since 1945, editors Andrew L. Johns and Mitchell B. Lerner bring together eleven essays that reflect the growing methodological diversity that has transformed the field of diplomatic history over the past twenty years. The contributors examine a spectrum of diverse domestic factors ranging from traditional issues like elections and Congressional influence to less frequently studied factors like the role of religion and regionalism, and trace their influence on the history of US foreign relations since 1945. In doing so, they highlight influences and ideas that expand our understanding of the history of American foreign relations, and provide guidance and direction for both contemporary observers and those who shape the United States' role in the world. This expansive volume contains many lessons for politicians, policy makers, and engaged citizens as they struggle to implement a cohesive international strategy in the face of hyper-partisanship at home and uncertainty abroad.

The War at Home

The War at Home
The Corporate Offensive from Ronald Reagan to George W. Bush : Economic Class War in America

by Jack Rasmus

  • Publisher : Kyklos Productions Llc
  • Release : 2006
  • Pages : 517
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book describes the evolution and impact from 1980 to 2005 of corporate practices and government policies that have radically restructured the U. S. economy. With 45 tables and 540 references, it describes the fundamental reordering of jobs, wages, taxes, trade, healthcare, pensions, social security, and documents the consequent $1 trillion shift in incomes annually today from the bottom 80% to the 10% wealthiest households. Concurrent restructuring of Republican and Democratic parties, and AFL-CIO, is also addressed.

The War at Sea, 1939-1945

The War at Sea, 1939-1945
A Book

by Stephen Wentworth Roskill

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1954
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The War at Home

The War at Home
A Book

by Stuart A. Kallen

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2000
  • Pages : 112
  • ISBN : 9781560065319
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Discusses the impact of World War II on life in the United States, including preparations for the war, civil defense, the changing work force, family life, and the end of the war.

The War at Sea, 1939-1945: The defensive

The War at Sea, 1939-1945: The defensive
A Book

by Stephen Wentworth Roskill

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1961
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The History of The War in the Air 1914- 1918

The History of The War in the Air 1914- 1918
The Illustrated edition

by Walter Raleigh

  • Publisher : Pen and Sword
  • Release : 2014-05-31
  • Pages : 409
  • ISBN : 1473850126
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This magnificent and comprehensive volume was written in 1922 by Professor Walter Raleigh. Originally entitled The History of the War in the Air (Being the story of the part played in the Great War by the Royal Air Force) this all embracing and vital work features the most important account of the aerial battles, the men and the machines.Raleigh was Professor of English Literature at Glasgow University and Chair of English Literature at Oxford University. On the outbreak of the Great War he turned to the war as his primary subject. His finest book on the subject is this, the first volume of The War in the Air, which was an instant publishing success. Unfortunately the projected second volume was never completed as Raleigh died from typhoid (which he contracted during a visit to the Near East) in 1922. Nonetheless, Professor Sir Walter Alexander Raleigh has attained classic status as a result of this mighty work and this legendary volume ensures his status as a military author par excellence.

Report of the Joint Committee on the Conduct of the War at the Second Session, Thirty-eighth Congress

Report of the Joint Committee on the Conduct of the War at the Second Session, Thirty-eighth Congress
A Book

by United States. Congress. Joint Committee on the Conduct of the War

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1865
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Ireland and the War at Sea, 1641-1653

Ireland and the War at Sea, 1641-1653
A Book

by Elaine Murphy

  • Publisher : Boydell & Brewer Ltd
  • Release : 2012
  • Pages : 253
  • ISBN : 0861933184
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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An examination of the mid-seventeenth century maritime battles between Ireland, England, and Scotland, showing them to have had a dramatic impact on the overall conflict.

America's Education Deficit and the War on Youth

America's Education Deficit and the War on Youth
Reform Beyond Electoral Politics

by Henry A. Giroux

  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Release : 2013-04-01
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 1583673458
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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America’s latest war, according to renowned social critic Henry Giroux, is a war on youth. While this may seem counterintuitive in our youth-obsessed culture, Giroux lays bare the grim reality of how our educational, social, and economic institutions continually fail young people. Their systemic failure is the result of what Giroux identifies as “four fundamentalisms”: market deregulation, patriotic and religious fervor, the instrumentalization of education, and the militarization of society. We see the consequences most plainly in the decaying education system: schools are increasingly designed to churn out drone-like future employees, imbued with authoritarian values, inured to violence, and destined to serve the market. And those are the lucky ones. Young people who don’t conform to cultural and economic discipline are left to navigate the neoliberal landscape on their own; if they are black or brown, they are likely to become ensnared by a harsh penal system. Giroux sets his sights on the war on youth and takes it apart, examining how a lack of access to quality education, unemployment, the repression of dissent, a culture of violence, and the discipline of the market work together to shape the dismal experiences of so many young people. He urges critical educators to unite with students and workers in rebellion to form a new pedagogy, and to build a new, democratic society from the ground up. Here is a book you won’t soon forget, and a call that grows more urgent by the day.

World War II, Updated Edition

World War II, Updated Edition
A Book

by Maurice Isserman

  • Publisher : Infobase Publishing
  • Release : 2009-01-01
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 1438100183
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Bring the War Home

Bring the War Home
The White Power Movement and Paramilitary America

by Kathleen Belew

  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release : 2019-05
  • Pages : 339
  • ISBN : 0674237692
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The white power movement in America wants a revolution. It has declared all-out war against the federal government and its agents, and has carried out—with military precision—an escalating campaign of terror against the American public. Its soldiers are not lone wolves but are highly organized cadres motivated by a coherent and deeply troubling worldview of white supremacy, anticommunism, and apocalypse. In Bring the War Home, Kathleen Belew gives us the first full history of the movement that consolidated in the 1970s and 1980s around a potent sense of betrayal in the Vietnam War and made tragic headlines in the 1995 bombing of the Oklahoma City federal building. Returning to an America ripped apart by a war that, in their view, they were not allowed to win, a small but driven group of veterans, active-duty personnel, and civilian supporters concluded that waging war on their own country was justified. They unified people from a variety of militant groups, including Klansmen, neo-Nazis, skinheads, radical tax protestors, and white separatists. The white power movement operated with discipline and clarity, undertaking assassinations, mercenary soldiering, armed robbery, counterfeiting, and weapons trafficking. Its command structure gave women a prominent place in brokering intergroup alliances and giving birth to future recruits. Belew’s disturbing history reveals how war cannot be contained in time and space. In its wake, grievances intensify and violence becomes a logical course of action for some. Bring the War Home argues for awareness of the heightened potential for paramilitarism in a present defined by ongoing war.

War and Film in America

War and Film in America
Historical and Critical Essays

by Marilyn J. Matelski,Nancy Lynch Street

  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release : 2003-07-21
  • Pages : 218
  • ISBN : 9780786416738
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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America's chief exports are war and entertainment; combined, they are the war films viewed all over the world. The film industry is a partner of the government; American film shapes the ways in which both Americans and others view war. The authors herein explore differing film perspectives across five decades. The essays, written especially for this volume, explore topics such as frontier justice, Cold War fervor, government-sponsored terrorism, the "back-to-Nam" films, films as a venue for propaganda, and war's far-reaching effects on personal values, family relationships, and general civility. The movies used in these analyses vary from conventional battle epics like Bridge on the River Kwai and The Green Berets to motion pictures with a war motif either as part of the story (The Way We Were) or as a historical setting (The Graduate). Some of the films are satirical (Dr. Strangelove); some are propagandistic (The Alamo, Big Jim McLain). Other films include Black Hawk Down, True Lies, The Deer Hunter, Patriot Games and Let There Be Light. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.

The Day The War Ended

The Day The War Ended
Untold true stories from the last days of the war

by Jacky Hyams

  • Publisher : John Blake
  • Release : 2020-08-06
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 1789463505
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Tuesday, 8 May 1945: Victory in Europe Day. A day of joyous celebration, as the end of a conflict which had engulfed the world came within touching distance. Millions of people celebrated in the streets throughout Britain. Yet not all was right in the world. Struggles remained ahead - war still raged on between the Allies and Japan. Agreements and treaties were yet to be forged. Lives continued to be lost around the world. Meanwhile in Britain, although the pressure of supporting active military campaigns was reduced, lives were irrevocably changed in other ways. Bonds forged by the momentum of struggle, by hardship, unity and common purpose would begin to fade, and give way to the wounds of sorrow, upheaval and trauma that six years of conflict had riven. What was it really like to be living in Britain as the war drew to a close, giving way to a new era of hope, but also of deep uncertainty? In The Day the War Ended, bestselling author Jacky Hyams delivers a sweeping story, weaving together illuminating untold stories with contemporary records and photographs. The result is a moving, personal insight into hearts and minds across the home front right through the momentous year of 1945, as war ended and 'everything after' took root, shaping the world we know today.

Pacific Crucible: War at Sea in the Pacific, 1941-1942 (Vol. 1) (The Pacific War Trilogy)

Pacific Crucible: War at Sea in the Pacific, 1941-1942 (Vol. 1) (The Pacific War Trilogy)
A Book

by Ian W. Toll

  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release : 2011-11-14
  • Pages : 656
  • ISBN : 0393083179
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Winner of the Northern California Book Award for Nonfiction "Both a serious work of history…and a marvelously readable dramatic narrative." —San Francisco Chronicle On the first Sunday in December 1941, an armada of Japanese warplanes appeared suddenly over Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, and devastated the U.S. Pacific Fleet. Six months later, in a sea fight north of the tiny atoll of Midway, four Japanese aircraft carriers were sent into the abyss, a blow that destroyed the offensive power of their fleet. Pacific Crucible—through a dramatic narrative relying predominantly on primary sources and eyewitness accounts of heroism and sacrifice from both navies—tells the epic tale of these first searing months of the Pacific war, when the U.S. Navy shook off the worst defeat in American military history to seize the strategic initiative.

The War with Mexico Reviewed

The War with Mexico Reviewed
A Book

by Abiel Abbot Livermore

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1850
  • Pages : 298
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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