Publisher :Simon and Schuster Release Date :2007-09-04 ISBN :9781416574712 Pages :321 pages Rating Book:4.7/5 (574 users)
Download or read book House to House written by David Bellavia and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2007-09-04 with total page 321 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A Medal of Honor and Distinguished Service Cross nominee traces his 2004 tour of duty in Fallujah, documenting his participation in grueling hand-to-hand battles against insurgents in countless sabotaged homes. 100,000 first printing.
Publisher :Simon and Schuster Release Date :2012-12-25 ISBN :1471105873 Pages :336 pages Rating Book:4.7/5 (471 users)
Download or read book House to House written by David Bellavia and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2012-12-25 with total page 336 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: On 8 November 2004, the largest battle of the War on Terror began, with the US Army's assault on Fallujah and its network of tens of thousands of insurgents hiding in fortified bunkers, on rooftops, and inside booby-trapped houses. For Sgt. David Bellavia of 3rd Platoon, Alpha Company, it quickly turned into a battle on foot, from street to street and house to house. On the second day, he and his men laid siege to a mosque, only to be driven to a rooftop and surrounded, before heavy artillery could smash through to rescue them. By the third day, Bellavia charges an insurgent-filled house and finds himself trapped with six enemy fighters. One by one, he shoots, wrestles, stabs, and kills five of them, until his men arrive to take care of the final target. It is one of the most hair-raising battle stories of any age -- yet it does not spell the end of Bellavia's service. It would take serveral more weeks before the Battle of Fallujah finally came to a close, with Bellavia, miraculously, alive. In the words of the author: "HOUSE TO HOUSE holds nothing back. It is a raw, gritty look at killing and combat and how men react to it. It is gut-wrenching, shocking and brutal. It is honest. It is not a glorification of war. Yet it will not shy from acknowledging this: sometimes it takes something as terrible as war for the full beauty of the human spirit to emerge."
Publisher :Ohio University Press Release Date :2016-04-25 ISBN :0821445626 Pages :200 pages Rating Book:4.2/5 (821 users)
Download or read book Veteran Narratives and the Collective Memory of the Vietnam War written by John A. Wood and published by Ohio University Press. This book was released on 2016-04-25 with total page 200 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In the decades since the Vietnam War, veteran memoirs have influenced Americans’ understanding of the conflict. Yet few historians or literary scholars have scrutinized how the genre has shaped the nation’s collective memory of the war and its aftermath. Instead, veterans’ accounts are mined for colorful quotes and then dropped from public discourse; are accepted as factual sources with little attention to how memory, no matter how authentic, can diverge from events; or are not contextualized in terms of the race, gender, or class of the narrators. Veteran Narratives and the Collective Memory of the Vietnam War is a landmark study of the cultural heritage of the war in Vietnam as presented through the experience of its American participants. Crossing disciplinary borders in ways rarely attempted by historians, John A. Wood unearths truths embedded in the memoirists’ treatments of combat, the Vietnamese people, race relations in the United States military, male-female relationships in the war zone, and veterans’ postwar troubles. He also examines the publishing industry’s influence on collective memory, discussing, for example, the tendency of publishers and reviewers to privilege memoirs critical of the war. Veteran Narratives is a significant and original addition to the literature on Vietnam veterans and the conflict as a whole.
Publisher :ABC-CLIO Release Date :2009 ISBN :0313340080 Pages :757 pages Rating Book:4.1/5 (313 users)
Download or read book Encyclopedia of the Veteran in America written by William Pencak and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2009 with total page 757 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A comprehensive encyclopedia that describes the experiences of American veterans from the Revolutionary War to the present. * Presents essays from 30 contributing scholars from a variety of disciplines, many who are themselves veterans * Contains 35 primary documents, including poems by and about and tributes to veterans, recent Congressional testimony by veterans about their problems, and descriptions of their activities * Offers a timeline of relevant events, including founding dates of major veterans organizations and dates of major veterans legislation * Provides illustrations of veterans engaging in political or ceremonial activity and illustrations of monuments and memorials * Includes a bibliography of both general items and those relevant for each war/conflict
Publisher :Routledge Release Date :2014-12-05 ISBN :1317491211 Pages :224 pages Rating Book:4.1/5 (317 users)
Download or read book Faith-Based War written by T. Walter Herbert and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2014-12-05 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The American invasion of Iraq was largely governed by faith-based policy. The "shock and Awe" strategy, alongside a grossly mismanaged occupation, led to the loss of American lives. Faith-Based War presents an analysis of the imperialist Christian militarism behind the Bush Administration. America’s self-perception as God’s Chosen is examined and its catastrophic results detailed. The book offers an ethical, political and theological perspective on the perversion of Christian teaching behind the war in Iraq and the moral culpability of the American empire.
Publisher :ABC-CLIO Release Date :2013-08-15 ISBN :0313380635 Pages :542 pages Rating Book:4.1/5 (313 users)
Download or read book The Iraq War Encyclopedia written by Thomas R. Mockaitis and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2013-08-15 with total page 542 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This reference work is an ideal resource for anyone interested in better understanding the controversial Iraq War. It treats the war in its entirety, covering politics, religion, and history, as well as military issues.
Publisher :ABC-CLIO Release Date :2016-04-11 ISBN :1440836752 Pages :288 pages Rating Book:4.4/5 (44 users)
Download or read book Voices of the Iraq War: Contemporary Accounts of Daily Life written by Brian L. Steed and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2016-04-11 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Iraq War (2003–2011) was the most significant conflict in the early 21st century. This book examines the ongoing importance of this war for the Middle East and the world today through first-person accounts of the war and primary source documents. • Provides readers with an understanding of the causes of successes and failures in Iraq and how these events contributed to the volatility of the Middle East in the early 21st century • Includes dozens of primary source documents, such as presidential speeches, congressional testimony, and interviews with U.S., Iraqi-American, and British officers who deployed and fought throughout the country of Iraq • Presents a thought-provoking, personal perspective on modern war that will enable students to have an intelligent dialogue on the complex, confusing experiences associated with the conduct of modern war
Publisher :ABC-CLIO Release Date :2015-12-14 ISBN :1440838798 Pages :1228 pages Rating Book:4.4/5 (44 users)
Download or read book U.S. Conflicts in the 21st Century: Afghanistan War, Iraq War, and the War on Terror [3 volumes] written by Spencer C. Tucker and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2015-12-14 with total page 1228 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This three-volume reference work provides an up-to-date presentation and analysis of the U.S. wars of the 21st century, addressing their backgrounds, causes, courses, and consequences. It serves as an indispensable resource for students seeking to understand the role of the United States in the world today. • Provides up-to-date information on America's ongoing military conflicts and clear explanations of how these wars came about and the shifts in policy thereafter • Supplies comprehensive coverage detailing social, political, cultural, religious, ethnic, and military aspects of the 21st-century wars • Includes dozens of primary documents that are essential to understanding the events that have occurred, provide context to the text, and allow readers to examine the original sources of information directly • Identifies the key individuals and factors in strategic planning • Presents full information on the terror attacks visited on the United States and its key allies as well as the U.S. response to them
Publisher :Simon and Schuster Release Date :2009-09-18 ISBN :1440504385 Pages :256 pages Rating Book:4.4/5 (44 users)
Download or read book Mass Casualties written by Michael Anthony and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2009-09-18 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From the Introduction:"Look around," the drill sergeant said. "In a few years, or even a few months, several of you will be dead. Some of you will be severely wounded or so badly mutilated that your own mother can't stand the sight of you. And for the real unlucky ones, you will come home so emotionally disfigured that you wish you had died over there." It was Week 7 of Basic Training . . . 18 years old and I was preparing myself to die. They say the Army makes a man out of you - but for 18-year-old SPC Michael Anthony, that fabled rite of passage proved a very dark journey. After soliciting his parents’ approval to enlist at only 17, Anthony began his journey with an unshakeable faith in the military born of his family's long tradition of service. But when thrust into a medical unit of misfits as lost as he was, SPC Anthony not only witnessed the unspeakable horror of war—but the undeniable misconduct of the military—firsthand. Everything he ever believed in dissolved, forcing Anthony to rethink his loyalties, and ultimately risk his career—and his freedom—to challenge the military he had so firmly believed in. This searing memoir chronicles the iconic experiences that changed one young soldier forever. A seasoned veteran before the age of twenty-one, he faced the truth about the war - and himself - in this shocking and unprecedented eyewitness account.
Publisher :Penguin Release Date :2010-08-03 ISBN :1101189177 Pages :528 pages Rating Book:4.0/5 (11 users)
Download or read book Grunts written by John C. McManus and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2010-08-03 with total page 528 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: “A superb book—an American equivalent to John Keegan’s The Face of Battle. I sincerely believe that Grunts is destined to be a classic.”—Dave Grossman, Author of On Killing and On Combat From the acclaimed author of The Dead and Those About to Die comes a sweeping narrative of six decades of combat, and an eye-opening account of the evolution of the American infantry. From the beaches of Normandy and the South Pacific Islands to the deserts of the Middle East, the American soldier has been the most indispensable—and most overlooked—factor in wartime victory. In Grunts, renowned historian John C. McManus examines ten critical battles—from Hitler’s massive assault on U.S. soldiers at the Battle of the Bulge to counterinsurgency combat in Iraq—where the skills and courage of American troops proved the crucial difference between victory and defeat. Based on years of research and interviews with veterans, this powerful history reveals the ugly face of war in a way few books have, and demonstrates the fundamental, and too often forgotten, importance of the human element in serving and protecting the nation.
Publisher :ABC-CLIO Release Date :2019-02-28 ISBN :1440858314 Pages :436 pages Rating Book:4.4/5 (44 users)
Download or read book Iraq War: The Essential Reference Guide written by Brian L. Steed and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2019-02-28 with total page 436 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This invaluable resource offers a comprehensive overview of the Iraq War, with more than 100 in-depth articles by leading scholars on an array of topics and themes and more than a dozen key primary source documents. • Explores how the Bush Doctrine was employed to justify the US decision to invade Iraq • Illuminates the key leaders and the military strategy they implemented in conducting the Iraq War • Explains how a series of flawed military and political decisions created a dysfunctional government in Baghdad • Informs readers of the disruptive influence the Iraq War has had on the entire Middle East
Publisher :Cambridge Scholars Publishing Release Date :2014-08-26 ISBN :1443866342 Pages :197 pages Rating Book:4.4/5 (443 users)
Download or read book Esthetic Experiments written by Marek Wojtaszek and published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. This book was released on 2014-08-26 with total page 197 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Contemporary American landscape is wrought with ongoing processes and phenomena of technicization observable at the intersections of multiple layers of society. This book brings to attention their cultural and political aspects, emphasizing timeliness and necessity of academic intervention into, and evaluation of, their specificity and ramifications. Presenting critical and analytical account of cultural narratives which define, speak of, and use diverse technologies (of writing, sound, media representations, surveillance, war), the texts compiled in this volume investigate the coalescence between technological production on the one hand, and the textual on the other. The idea of the book responds to the current academic appeal – inspired by postmodern questioning of the foundations and realized, most importantly, by deconstruction – to dismantle one of the constitutive pillars of Western civilization, namely, between techne and episteme. In their interpretative mode, the texts proceed largely experimentally, bridging the gap between techne and episteme. In doing so, they endeavor to reformulate and complexify an experience of American culture. The book aims to clarify and exemplify that the junction of text and technology implies that meanings are embedded in a material. Consequently, the publication introduces and popularizes the assumption that American cultural experience emerges as a genuine experiment of an esthetic nature.
Publisher :Edinburgh University Press Release Date :2016-12-05 ISBN :1474413838 Pages :352 pages Rating Book:4.7/5 (474 users)
Download or read book American Cinema in the Shadow of 9/11 written by Terence McSweeney and published by Edinburgh University Press. This book was released on 2016-12-05 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: American Cinema in the Shadow of 9/11 is a ground-breaking collection of essays by some of the foremost scholars writing in the field of contemporary American film. Through a dynamic critical analysis of the defining films of the turbulent post-9/11 decade, the volume explores and interrogates the impact of 9/11 and the 'War on Terror' on American cinema and culture. In a vibrant discussion of films like American Sniper (2014), Zero Dark Thirty (2012), Spectre (2015), The Hateful Eight (2015), Lincoln (2012), The Mist (2007), Children of Men (2006), Edge of Tomorrow (2014) and Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), noted authors Geoff King, Guy Westwell, John Shelton Lawrence, Ian Scott, Andrew Schopp, James Kendrick, Sean Redmond, Steffen Hantke and many others consider the power of popular film to function as a potent cultural artefact, able to both reflect the defining fears and anxieties of the tumultuous era, but also shape them in compelling and resonant ways.
Publisher :Cambridge University Press Release Date :2018-07-31 ISBN :1108641547 Pages : pages Rating Book:4.0/5 (18 users)
Download or read book Law's Wars written by Richard L. Abel and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2018-07-31 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The US 'war on terror', which Bush declared and Obama continued, repeatedly violated fundamental rule of law values. Law's Wars: The Fate of the Rule of Law in the US 'War on Terror' is the first comprehensive account of efforts to resist and correct those violations. It focuses on responses to abuses in Abu Ghraib, efforts by Guantánamo Bay detainees to improve conditions of confinement in and win release, exposés of and efforts to end torture and electronic surveillance, and civilian casualties on the battlefield, including targeted killings. Abel deploys a law and society perspective to construct and analyze detailed narratives of the roles of victims, whistle-blowers, the media, NGOs, lawyers, doctors, politicians, military personnel, foreign governments and international organizations in defending the rule of law. Only by understanding past errors can we hope to prevent their repetition in what promises to be an endless 'war on terror'.
Publisher :ABC-CLIO Release Date :2010-10-08 ISBN :1851099484 Pages :1887 pages Rating Book:4.5/5 (851 users)
Download or read book The Encyclopedia of Middle East Wars: The United States in the Persian Gulf, Afghanistan, and Iraq Conflicts [5 volumes] written by Spencer C. Tucker and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2010-10-08 with total page 1887 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This in-depth study of U.S. involvement in the modern Middle East carefully weighs the interplay of domestic, cultural, religious, diplomatic, international, and military events in one of the world's most troubled regions. • Hundreds of alphabetically organized entries on wars, political events, religious and cultural issues, and diplomatic initiatives, as well as in-depth essays on background material, area and regional analyses, and biographical entries • An introduction by General Anthony Zinni, USMC (Ret), former commander in chief of U.S. Central Command • A chronologically arranged final volume comprised of primary and contemporary documents with individual introductions • A detailed chronology of events • Cross-references and books for further reading appended to each entry • A bibliography of over 450 books that are the latest in the field