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Battlegrounds

Battlegrounds
  • Author : Michael Stephenson
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  • Release Date :2003
  • Total pages :287
  • ISBN : 9780792233749
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Summary : In Battlegrounds, Michael Stephenson assembles an impressive roster of the world’s best military historians and writers, including Dr. David Chandler, Richard Holmes, John Warry, and Brendan Morrissey, to discuss the impact of geography on military strategy and history. This collection of essays, illustrated with vintage and modern maps, offers geographic adventure around the world, across centuries, and through every kind of terrain, shedding new light on famous battles and introducing less well-known—but nevertheless significant—moments in military history. Throughout military history, battles have often been determined by certain “geographic imperatives”—characteristics of the terrain that significantly affect the nature of the fighting. Confrontations, therefore, have essentially been decided by an army¼s ability to adapt to geographical features, giving rivers, mountains, and beaches lead roles in the political shaping of the world. From Alexander the Great’s attack across the Granicus in 334 B.C. to the U.S. siege of the mountains of Afghanistan in 2001, geography has been a permanent and crucial factor in battle. Battlegrounds provides an unprecedented and fascinating look at this most formidable of adversaries throughout the history of warfare.

Bathroom Battlegrounds

Bathroom Battlegrounds
  • Author : Alexander K. Davis
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  • Release Date :2020-01-28
  • Total pages :320
  • ISBN : 0520971663
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Summary : Today’s debates about transgender inclusion and public restrooms may seem unmistakably contemporary, but they have a surprisingly long and storied history in the United States—one that concerns more than mere “potty politics.” Alexander K. Davis takes readers behind the scenes of two hundred years’ worth of conflicts over the existence, separation, and equity of gendered public restrooms, documenting at each step how bathrooms have been entangled with bigger cultural matters: the importance of the public good, the reach of institutional inclusion, the nature of gender difference, and, above all, the myriad privileges of social status. Chronicling the debut of nineteenth-century “comfort stations,” twentieth-century mandates requiring equal-but-separate men’s and women’s rooms, and twenty-first-century uproar over laws like North Carolina’s “bathroom bill,” Davis reveals how public restrooms are far from marginal or unimportant social spaces. Instead, they are—and always have been—consequential sites in which ideology, institutions, and inequality collide.

Balkan Battlegrounds

Balkan Battlegrounds
  • Author : N.A
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  • Release Date :2002
  • Total pages :329
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Ideological Battlegrounds – Constructions of Us and Them Before and After 9/11 Volume 1

Ideological Battlegrounds – Constructions of Us and Them Before and After 9/11 Volume 1
  • Author : Joanna Witkowska,Uwe Zagratzki
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  • Release Date :2014-10-16
  • Total pages :270
  • ISBN : 1443869171
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Summary : “The effects of 9/11 ramify through a network of conduits and pathways, including the examples of expressive culture this volume explores; and the registration of those effects will likewise be felt in an array of documents and texts. The cultural, literary, and mass mediated effects of 9/11 encompass the globe and the chapters in this volume assume a transnational and international range of vantage points. The topics examined include the representation of Islam and Moslems in a number of texts and genres, the political and psychological dilemmas faced by characters in a number of literary works, and the refraction of current psycho-cultural-political tensions in forms of expressive culture in which the effects of 9/11 are felt in other than explicit ways. Was 9/11 a moment that punctuated and disrupted the movement of history or, as one of the authors suggests, did it act as a catalyst to escalate existing stereotypes? The chapters investigate not just different genres and cultural forms but distinct modes of intersection between the political, the cultural and the psychological. One achievement of this volume is to show how 9/11’s effects at times insinuate themselves in discourse through nuance and subtlety, and at other times frontally assault texts and images. In the words of one article, “modern Dutch post-9/11 novels directly participate in current cultural and political discourses.” By the same token, these cultural and political discourses participate in novels, films, TV shows, and the effects of 9/11 proliferate and concentrate in this exchange. This volume draws timely attention to the multiple forms of this complex interaction.” Dr Patrick Hagopian, University of Lancaster

Battlegrounds and Crossroads

Battlegrounds and Crossroads
  • Author : Maria Antònia Oliver-Rotger
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  • Release Date :2003
  • Total pages :408
  • ISBN : 9789042011960
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Summary : Oliver-Rotger inquires into the relationship between intimate and public spaces in Chicana literature. Without claiming the borderlands as exclusive of the Chicana/o imagination, this book acknowledges the importance of this metaphor for bringing to view a more intercultural United States, allowing it to become inflected with the particularity of each text.

Pacific Island Battlegrounds of World War II

Pacific Island Battlegrounds of World War II
  • Author : Earl R. Hinz
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  • Release Date :1995
  • Total pages :104
  • ISBN : 9781573060080
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Summary : Highlights decisive WWII military operations in Polynesia, Micronesia, and Melanesia, and their effects on the islands. Illustrations, maps, and index.

Labor in the New Urban Battlegrounds

Labor in the New Urban Battlegrounds
  • Author : Lowell Turner,Daniel B. Cornfield
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  • Release Date :2007
  • Total pages :280
  • ISBN : 9780801473609
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Summary : Introducing the role of urban social context in the field of labor revitalization, this book features global case studies in which strong coalitions have enabled new union influence as well as those in which such coalition building has been thwarted.

Holy Hullabaloos

Holy Hullabaloos
  • Author : Jay Wexler
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  • Release Date :2009
  • Total pages :251
  • ISBN : 0807000442
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Summary : Presents the author's account of his visits to regions with the most hotly contested Supreme Court cases regarding separation of church and state, including the Austin Capitol where the Ten Commandments are controversially posted.

Battlegrounds

Battlegrounds
  • Author : H. R. McMaster
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  • Release Date :2020-09-22
  • Total pages :560
  • ISBN : 0062899481
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Summary : From Lt. General H.R. McMaster, U.S. Army, ret., the former National Security Advisor and author of the bestselling classic Dereliction of Duty, comes a bold and provocative re-examination of the most critical foreign policy and national security challenges that face the United States, and an urgent call to compete to preserve America’s standing and security. Across multiple administrations since the end of the Cold War, American foreign policy has been misconceived, inconsistent, and poorly implemented. As a result, America and the free world have fallen behind rivals in power and influence. Meanwhile threats to security, freedom, and prosperity, such as nuclear proliferation and jihadist terrorism have grown. In BATTLEGROUNDS, H.R. McMaster describes efforts to reassess and fundamentally shift policies while he was National Security Advisor. And he provides a clear pathway forward to improve strategic competence and prevail in complex competitions against our adversaries. BATTLEGROUNDS is a groundbreaking reassessment of America’s place in the world, drawing from McMaster’s long engagement with these issues, including 34 years of service in the U.S. Army with multiple tours of duty in battlegrounds overseas and his 13 months as National Security Advisor in the Trump White House. It is also a powerful call for Americans and citizens of the free world to transcend the vitriol of partisan political discourse, better educate themselves about the most significant challenges to national and international security and work together to secure peace and prosperity for future generations.

Invisible Battlegrounds

Invisible Battlegrounds
  • Author : Yolanda Stith
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  • Release Date :2019-03-19
  • Total pages :192
  • ISBN : 076844652X
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Summary : There are multiple dimensions of invisible warfare. Are you armed on every front? Not all warfare is against the devil. In order to win the victory, you must identify the specific enemy, execute the proper strategy, and wield the right weapon! Are you combatting your fleshly desires or the devil’s temptations? Are you wrestling with the allure of sin or confronting demonic forces? Yolanda Stith presents a revolutionary guide for every believer. Her insights will help you discern the battle you’re in, plan your victory strategy, and select the right spiritual weapon from your arsenal. Learn to: Identify your enemy: the flesh, the mind, or the devil. Understand the specific weapons you have received. Secure victory on every battlefield. Not all battles are created equal. To be victorious, you must learn to fight on every front. This powerful resource will equip you for the war!

Neutral Countries as Clandestine Battlegrounds, 1939–1968

Neutral Countries as Clandestine Battlegrounds, 1939–1968
  • Author : André Gerolymatos,Denis Smyth
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  • Release Date :2020-09-30
  • Total pages :285
  • ISBN : 1498583210
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Summary : During the Second World War and the subsequent Cold War, foreign agents conducted intelligence-gathering, sabotage, and subversive operations inside neutral countries aimed at damaging their opponents' interests. The essays contained in this collection analyze the risks of espionage operations on neutral soil as well as the dangers such covert activities posed for the governments of neutral states. In striving to avoid involvement in the firing line of the Second World War or the front line of the Cold War, the contributors argue that neutral states developed security policies that focused on protecting their own sovereignty without provoking overt hostility from any of the great powers. This collection describes how the warring parties engaged in competition on neutral territory and analyzes how neutral governments rose to the existential challenge posed by international spies, their own venal officials, and even foreign assassins.

Battlegrounds of Memory

Battlegrounds of Memory
  • Author : Clay Lewis
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  • Release Date :1998
  • Total pages :225
  • ISBN : 9780820320090
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Summary : In Battlegrounds of Memory Clay Lewis crosses seven generations of his family to illuminate a heritage of romantic hope and abject defeat, seeking freedom from the past by understanding it. His story is a cry from the heart, reaching into the depths of a family's collective soul and finding hope in the midst of despair. Heritage was a heavy burden on Lewis's parents, children of the South whose denial of their past bound them more tightly to it. Their battles with each other and their son followed old patterns of intergenerational conflict. The book opens with a harrowing scene in which the author as a teenager is urged by his mother to discipline his drunken father on Christmas Eve. In the forty years since he assaulted his father that night, Lewis has struggled to understand how his family was changed by the history they had experienced--the wilderness frontier, the Civil War, and the Great Depression. How they were changed ultimately became his legacy. In the Marines he found that his capacity for violence ran deep; in his unhappy marriages he found himself repeating old mistakes. Over the years he began to recognize that the terrible wounds on both sides of his family formed patterns of scapegoats and rebels, of betrayal and grief, and finally of yearning and hope. In this knowledge he found freedom. Battlegrounds of Memory is a work of deep courage--at times humorous and ironic, at other times melancholy and lyrical, it is told with an amazing sensitivity and passion. It is a strong testament to the force of love.

Civil War Battlegrounds

Civil War Battlegrounds
  • Author : Richard Sauers
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  • Release Date :2013-04-25
  • Total pages :160
  • ISBN : 0760344531
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Summary : Traces the war through eighteen key battlefields, including Fort Sumter, Gettysburg, and Appomattox.

Swift's Satires on Modernism

Swift's Satires on Modernism
  • Author : G. Douglas Atkins
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  • Release Date :2013
  • Total pages :103
  • ISBN : 1137311622
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Summary : More than three centuries since their first publication, Jonathan Swift's A Tale of a Tub, 'The Battle of the Books,' 'The Mechanical Operation of the Spirit,' and An Argument against Abolishing Christianity remain striking, prescient, and still-relevant challenges to Modern commitments to inwardness, reflection, and spiritualism. In this lively and engaging study - grounded in the intellectual and historical currents of Swift's time, with an eye on the implications for the present day - G. Douglas Atkins brings forty-plus years of scholarly and critical experience to bear on some of the greatest satires ever written. The study reveals new contexts for understanding Swift's satires, including post-Reformation reading practices and the development of the modern personal essay. This book revisits, from fresh perspectives, the late seventeenth-century version of the perennial warfare between Ancients and Moderns, then often instanced as 'the battle of the books.'

Body Battlegrounds

Body Battlegrounds
  • Author : Chris Bobel,Samantha Kwan
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  • Release Date :2019
  • Total pages :272
  • ISBN : 9780826522344
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Summary : The complex lives of society's body outlaws and their acts of resistance

Battlegrounds America's War in Education and Finance: A View from the Front Lines

Battlegrounds America's War in Education and Finance: A View from the Front Lines
  • Author : Todney Harris
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  • Release Date :2011-09
  • Total pages :96
  • ISBN : 1770679545
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Summary : The reason why I have written this book is due to the fact that America s economic classes (lower, middle and upper), as well as America s most important institution education, focuses and revolves around the economic philosophy of capitalism. The economic social structure and educational structure in America was created due to the growth of industrialization in this country. The book focuses heavily on economics and its role in the American educational system. There are probably a few people who are wondering why a teacher in America would write a book that talks about America s economic system due to the fact that I am not a college professor or a teacher of economics. It is my hope that everyone enjoys the reading. I also hope that my thoughts that I have written are taken seriously. "5 Stars A must read for anyone who cares about our children s future. Mr. Harris has brought the current state of our crumbling education system to the forefront and I whole heartedly applaud his efforts. 'Battle Grounds' is a gripping piece that tells the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth about our education system and government. What I love about this book is that author and educator Todney Harris also offers solutions about how to repair our system and save our children s futures." Allyson M. Deese, author of 'Discovering The Joy Within'."

Battlegrounds and Breakthroughs

Battlegrounds and Breakthroughs
  • Author : Victor E. Agbayani
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  • Release Date :2010
  • Total pages :387
  • ISBN : 9789719500100
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South Pacific Cauldron

South Pacific Cauldron
  • Author : Alan Rems
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  • Release Date :2014-05-15
  • Total pages :224
  • ISBN : 1612514707
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Summary : The war in the South Pacific in its entirety has remained remarkably neglected by historians. This is the first comprehensive narrative history covering all land, sea and air operations in the theater to the end of World War II. While Guadalcanal is familiar to most Americans and the Kokoda Trail is well known to Australians, the war in the South Pacific includes many now forgotten operations that deserve to be well remembered. Also, significantly, the official Australian history of World War II correctly observed that Australia’s part in the Pacific war is barely mentioned in American histories. This volume finally brings the major Australian contribution to the fore, recognizing too the valuable part played by New Zealand forces in the Solomons campaign. The dramatis personae could hardly be improved upon, including brilliant and imperious General Douglas MacArthur, audacious and profane Admiral William “Bull” Halsey, and bibulous and indelicate Australian General Thomas Blamey. No less interesting are many others that will be mostly new to readers, many from the Japanese side, including indomitable generals Noboru Sasaki and Hatazo Adachi. As for the fighting men, many of their stories are captured in accounts of the actions for which they were awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor, Victoria Cross, and other decorations for valor. Three chapters are of special interest. Based on the author’s archival research, Chapter 10 tells through confidential correspondence the remarkable story of the death of the top Marine general in the Pacific and its cover-up sanctioned by Halsey. Chapter 23 concerns the first African-American ground troops in combat and tells how the performance of one company on Bougainville resulted in a reversal of that policy. Chapter 26 involves Blamey’s questionable decision to eradicate the isolated Japanese forces, forcing his Australian militia to risk their lives knowing their sacrifices could make no difference in the outcome of the war.

The Three Battlegrounds

The Three Battlegrounds
  • Author : Francis Frangipane
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  • Release Date :2006-06-01
  • Total pages :164
  • ISBN : 9781886296381
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Summary : This book explores the three arenas of spiritual warfare that the maturing Christian will face: the mind, the church and the heavenly places. It provides a foundation of insight, wisdom and discernment on the nature of the battle and the keys to victory.

America's Battlegrounds

America's Battlegrounds
  • Author : Richard Allen Sauers
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  • Release Date :2005
  • Total pages :168
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Summary : Presents the military battlefields of America and explores each site, offering descriptions of the campaigns, the battlefield's significance, and monuments to the fallen, and includes travel tips for planning a trip to a site.

Jerusalem, Battlegrounds of Memory

Jerusalem, Battlegrounds of Memory
  • Author : Amos Elon
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  • Release Date :1995
  • Total pages :286
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Summary : A unique, interpretative biography of the eternal city.