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Americans at War: 1901-1945

Americans at War: 1901-1945
A Book

by John Phillips Resch

  • Publisher : MacMillan Reference Library
  • Release : 2005
  • Pages : 1196
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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An encyclopedia on the impact of war on American society from the first conflicts between Native Americans and Europeans to the Iraq War, containing four hundred alphabetized, cross-referenced entries, more than two hundred illustrations, and approximately ninety primary documents.

The Vietnam War

The Vietnam War
A Book

by Tom Pendergast

  • Publisher : Omnigraphics Incorporated
  • Release : 2007
  • Pages : 271
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Provides users with a detailed and authoritative overview of this event, as well as the principal figures involved in this pivotal episode in U.S. history.

The Man-of-war's Man's Manual, United States Navy

The Man-of-war's Man's Manual, United States Navy
A Book

by William Freeland Fullam

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1928
  • Pages : 241
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The War's Best Photographs

The War's Best Photographs
Pictorial Masterpieces of the Greatest Struggle the World Has Known

by Odhams Press ltd

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1944
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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War and Faith

War and Faith
The Catholic Church in Slovenia, 1914-1918

by Pavlina Bobič

  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Release : 2012-01-20
  • Pages : 280
  • ISBN : 9004224157
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Drawing on the themes of religious rhetoric, embedded in social and political contexts, this study offers new insights into the manners in which the Catholic Church helped mould the Slovenians' responses to WWI and reconsiders the reasons for the clergy's political actions amid tensions, which resulted in the Habsburg empire's collapse.

War Planning 1914

War Planning 1914
A Book

by Richard F. Hamilton,Holger H. Herwig

  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 2009-11-30
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 113948169X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The major European powers drafted war plans before 1914 and executed them in August 1914; none brought the expected victory by Christmas. Why? This tightly focused collection of essays by international experts in military history reassesses the war plans of 1914 in a broad diplomatic, military, and political setting for the first time in three decades. The book analyzes the war plans of Austria-Hungary, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, and Russia on the basis of the latest research and explores their demise in the opening months of World War I. Collectively and comparatively, these essays place contingency war planning before 1914 in the different contexts and challenges each state faced as well as into a broad European paradigm. This is the first such undertaking since Paul Kennedy's groundbreaking War Plans of the Great Powers (1979), and the end result is breathtaking in both scope and depth of analysis.

A City At War

A City At War
Milwaukee Labor During World War II

by Richard L. Pifer

  • Publisher : Wisconsin Historical Society
  • Release : 2014-03-07
  • Pages : 228
  • ISBN : 0870204823
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Milwaukeeans greeted the advent of World War II with the same determination as other Americans. Everyone felt the effect of the war, whether through concern for loved ones in danger, longer work hours, consumer shortages, or participation in war service organizations and drives. Men and women workers produced the essential goods necessary for victory—the vehicles, weapons, munitions, and components for all the machinery of war. But even in wartime there were labor conflicts, fueled by the sacrifices and tensions of wartime life. A City at War focuses on the experience of working men and women in a community that was not a wartime boom town. It looks at the stands of the CIO and the AFL against low wartime wages, and at women in unionized factories facing the perceptions and goals of male workers, union leaders, and society itself. Here is a social history of wartime Milwaukee and its workers as they laid the groundwork for a secure postwar future.

Canadian Churches and the First World War

Canadian Churches and the First World War
A Book

by Gordon L. Heath

  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Release : 2014-01-13
  • Pages : 310
  • ISBN : 1630872903
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Most accounts of Canada and the First World War either ignore or merely mention in passing the churches' experience. Such neglect does not do justice to the remarkable influence of the wartime churches nor to the religious identity of the young Dominion. The churches' support for the war was often wholehearted, but just as often nuanced and critical, shaped by either the classic just war paradigm or pacifism's outright rejection of violence. The war heightened issues of Canadianization, attitudes to violence, and ministry to the bereaved and the disillusioned. It also exacerbated ethnic tensions within and between denominations, and challenged notions of national and imperial identity. The authors of this volume provide a detailed summary of various Christian traditions and the war, both synthesizing and furthering previous research. In addition to examining the experience of Roman Catholics (English and French speaking), Anglicans, Presbyterians, Methodists, Baptists, Lutherans, Mennonites, and Quakers, there are chapters on precedents formed during the South African War, the work of military chaplains, and the roles of church women on the home front.

A History of the Laws of War: Volume 2

A History of the Laws of War: Volume 2
The Customs and Laws of War with Regards to Civilians in Times of Conflict

by Alexander Gillespie

  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release : 2011-10-07
  • Pages : 324
  • ISBN : 1847318622
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This unique new work of reference traces the origins of the modern laws of warfare from the earliest times to the present day. Relying on written records from as far back as 2400 BCE, and using sources ranging from the Bible to Security Council Resolutions, the author pieces together the history of a subject which is almost as old as civilisation itself. The author shows that as long as humanity has been waging wars it has also been trying to find ways of legitimising different forms of combatants and ascribing rules to them, protecting civilians who are either inadvertently or intentionally caught up between them, and controlling the use of particular classes of weapons that may be used in times of conflict. Thus it is that this work is divided into three substantial parts: Volume 1 on the laws affecting combatants and captives; Volume 2 on civilians; and Volume 3 on the law of arms control. This second book on civilians examines four different topics. The first topic deals with the targetting of civilians in times of war. This discussion is one which has been largely governed by the developments of technologies which have allowed projectiles to be discharged over ever greater areas, and attempts to prevent their indiscriminate utilisation have struggled to keep pace. The second topic concerns the destruction of the natural environment, with particular regard to the utilisation of starvation as a method of warfare, and unlike the first topic, this one has rarely changed over thousands of years, although contemporary practices are beginning to represent a clear break from tradition. The third topic is concerned with the long-standing problems of civilians under the occupation of opposing military forces, where the practices of genocide, collective punishments and/or reprisals, and rape have occurred. The final topic in this volume is about the theft or destruction of the property of the enemy, in terms of either pillage or the intentional devastation of the cultural property of the opposition. As a work of reference this set of three books is unrivalled, and will be of immense benefit to scholars and practitioners researching and advising on the laws of warfare. It also tells a story which throws fascinating new light on the history of international law and on the history of warfare itself.

The War of the Worlds

The War of the Worlds
Fresh Perspectives on the H.G. Wells Classic

by Herbert George Wells

  • Publisher : BenBella Books
  • Release : 2005
  • Pages : 292
  • ISBN : 1932100555
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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** COMPLETELY UNAUTHORIZED ** One of the great classics of literature, this ominous tale warns of a Martian invasion and their bloodsucking vengeance on humans. This essay collection from scientists, science fiction writers, and social commentators offers a literary critique of the famous tale, discusses the book's social and historical influences, and admires its continuing relevance in the literary and pop culture spheres. Contributors include Stephen Baxter, David Gerrold, Mike Resnick, Lawrence Watt-Evans, and Mercedes Lackey. A complete and unabridged edition of The War of the Worlds also accompanies the essays.

Sustaining the Peace After Civil War

Sustaining the Peace After Civil War
A Book

by T. David Mason,Strategic Studies Institute,U.S. Army War College

  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Release : 2022
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 1304065464
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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War in Iraq

War in Iraq
Planning and Execution

by Thomas G. Mahnken,Thomas A. Keaney

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2007-06-11
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 1134104197
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This volume provides a collection of insightful essays on all phases of the Iraq War: both US-led major combat operations to defeat the Ba’athist regime as well as efforts to reconstruct the country and defeat the insurgency. Written by leading scholars on the Iraq War, many of whom have practical first-hand experience of the war, the book includes a Conclusion by leading US strategic thinker Eliot Cohen. This is the first work on the Iraq War to incorporate an understanding of the Iraqi side of the war, based on a systematic analysis of captured Iraqi archives. War in Iraq will be of great interest to students of the Iraq War, small wars and insurgencies, international security and strategic studies in general.

Ending the U.S. War in Iraq

Ending the U.S. War in Iraq
The Final Transition, Operational Maneuver, and Disestablishment of United States Forces-Iraq

by Richard R. Jr. Brennan,Charles P. Ries,Larry Hanauer,Ben Connable,Terrence K. Kelly

  • Publisher : Rand Corporation
  • Release : 2013-11-05
  • Pages : 606
  • ISBN : 0833080482
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Ending the U.S. war in Iraq required redeploying 100,000 military and civilian personnel; handing off responsibility for 431 activities to the Iraqi government, U.S. embassy, USCENTCOM, or other U.S. government entities; and moving or transferring ownership of over a million pieces of property in accordance with U.S. and Iraqi laws, national policy, and DoD requirements. This book examines the planning and execution of this transition.

Virginia in the War Years, 1938-1945

Virginia in the War Years, 1938-1945
Military Bases, the U-Boat War and Daily Life

by Joseph P. Freitus

  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release : 2014-07-30
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 0786479663
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Although World War II began as a war in Europe, many in the United States, foreseeing the inevitable, began to prepare for war, putting no faith in the Neutrality Act. Preparations for war, essentially ending the Great Depression, affected the entire country, with Virginia particularly playing a major role. More than one million service men and women came to Virginia. The sheer scope of the military development in Virginia of the Army, Navy, Coast Guard and Air Force, providing training bases and support facilities, underscores the national resolve to be prepared. The book includes the Civil Air Patrol, wartime industry, POW camps, U-boat attacks, the Beach Patrol and other Virginia-related topics.

Gotham at War

Gotham at War
New York City, 1860-1865

by Edward K. Spann

  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
  • Release : 2002-09-01
  • Pages : 213
  • ISBN : 1461714168
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Gotham at War is an accessible, entertaining account of America's biggest and most powerful urban center during the Civil War. New York City mobilized an enthusiastic but poorly trained military force during the first month of the war that helped protect Washington, D.C., from Confederate capture. Its strong financial support for the national government may well have saved the Union. New York served as a center for manpower, military supplies, and shipbuilding. And medically, New York became a center for efforts to provide for sick and wounded soldiers. Yet, despite being a major Northern city, New York also had strong sympathy for the South. Parts of the city were strongly racist, hostile to the abolition of slavery and to any real freedom for black Americans. The hostility of many New Yorkers to the military draft culminated in one of the greatest of all urban upheavals, the draft riots of July 1863. Edward K. Spann brings his experience as an urban historian to provide insights on both the varied ways in which the war affected the city and the ways in which the city's people and industry influenced the divided nation. This is the first book to assess the city's contributions to the Civil War. Gotham at War examines the different sides of the city as some fought to sustain the Union while others opposed the war effort and sided with the South. This unique book will entertain all readers interested in the Civil War and New York City. About the Author Edward K. Spann is professor emeritus of history at Indiana State University. He is a specialist in nineteenth-century history and urban history. Spann has authored a number of books, including The New Metropolis: New York City 1840-1857 and Ideals and Politics: New York Intellectuals and Liberal Democracy, which was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize.

Politicians, Diplomacy and War in Modern British History

Politicians, Diplomacy and War in Modern British History
A Book

by Keith Robbins

  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Release : 1994-07-01
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 082646047X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The aspirations of democracy and the requirements of diplomacy have always coexisted uneasily. The politicians discussed in this book, in particular the appreciation of the careers of John Bright and James Bryce, reflect obliquely or directly on the problems of politicians who seek the 'high moral ground' either in domestic or international politics. There is also a discussion of the relationship between politicians and the press, as well as of the difficult link between cultural and political assumptions on the one hand and the facts of economic performance on the other.

Lies, Damned Lies, and Drug War Statistics, Second Edition

Lies, Damned Lies, and Drug War Statistics, Second Edition
A Critical Analysis of Claims Made by the Office of National Drug Control Policy

by Matthew B. Robinson,Renee G. Scherlen

  • Publisher : SUNY Press
  • Release : 2014-01-01
  • Pages : 328
  • ISBN : 1438448392
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Revised and updated edition that analyses how the Office of National Drug Control Policy employs statistics to misleadingly claim the War on Drugs is a success. First published in 2007, Lies, Damned Lies, and Drug War Statistics critically analyzed claims made by the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), the White House agency of accountability in the nation’s drug war since 1989, as found in the six editions of the annual National Drug Control Strategy between 2000 and 2005. In this revised and updated second edition of their critically acclaimed work, Matthew B. Robinson and Renee G. Scherlen examine seven more recent editions (2006–2012) to once again determine if ONDCP accurately and honestly presents information or intentionally distorts evidence to justify continuing the drug war. They uncover the many ways in which ONDCP manipulates statistics and visually presents that information to the public. Their analysis demonstrates a drug war that consistently fails to reduce drug use, drug fatalities, or illnesses associated with drug use; fails to provide treatment for drug-dependent users; and drives up the prices of drugs. They conclude with policy recommendations for reforming ONDCP’s use of statistics, as well as how the nation fights the war on drugs. Praise for the First Edition “Lies, Damned Lies, and Drug War Statistics is surprisingly easy to read, and Robinson and Scherlen have done a huge favor not only to critics of current drug policy by compiling this damning critique of ONDCP claims, but also to anyone interested in how data is compiled, presented, and misused by bureaucrats attempting to guard their domains. It should be required reading for members of Congress.” — Drug War Chronicle Book Review “The authors have performed a valuable service to our democracy with their meticulous analysis of the White House ONDCP public statements and reports. They have pulled the sheet off what appears to be an official policy of deception using clever and sometimes clumsy attempts at statistical manipulation. This document, at last, gives us a map of the truth.” — Mike Gray, author of Drug Crazy: How We Got into This Mess and How We Can Get Out “Robinson and Scherlen make a valuable contribution to documenting how ONDCP fails to live up to basic standards of accountability and consistency.” — Ethan Nadelmann, Executive Director, Drug Policy Alliance

The Secret War

The Secret War
A Book

by Brian Johnson

  • Publisher : Pen and Sword
  • Release : 2004-06-30
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 1844151026
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Orginally a TV tie-in expanded from the BBC televison series, the book covers the behind-the-scenes aspects of the fight by the 'back room' scientists and technicians of WW2, including the battles against the Luftwaffe navigational beams, the V-1 and V-2 flying bombs, the development of radar, the battle against the u-boats, countering the magnetic mine, and the breaking of the codes produced by the Enigma machines.

American Voices of World War I

American Voices of World War I
Primary Source Documents, 1917-1920

by Martin Marix Evans

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2014-01-27
  • Pages : 300
  • ISBN : 113596985X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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First Published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Transnational Dynamics of Civil War

Transnational Dynamics of Civil War
A Book

by Jeffrey T. Checkel

  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 2013-01-24
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 1107311098
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Civil wars are the dominant form of violence in the contemporary international system, yet they are anything but local affairs. This book explores the border-crossing features of such wars by bringing together insights from international relations theory, sociology, and transnational politics with a rich comparative-quantitative literature. It highlights the causal mechanisms - framing, resource mobilization, socialization, among others - that link the international and transnational to the local, emphasizing the methods required to measure them. Contributors examine specific mechanisms leading to particular outcomes in civil conflicts ranging from Chechnya, to Afghanistan, to Sudan, to Turkey. Transnational Dynamics of Civil War thus provides a significant contribution to debates motivating the broader move to mechanism-based forms of explanation, and will engage students and researchers of international relations, comparative politics, and conflict processes.