Brothers In War And Peace

Author: Dennis Cruywagen
Publisher: Random House Struik
ISBN: 9781770226005
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Brothers In War And Peace from the Author: Dennis Cruywagen. The fascinating story of Constand and Abraham Viljoen, identical twins who stood on opposite political sides but came together to prevent civil war in South Africa

Goodbye Vietnam

Author: William Broyles
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1480404330
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Goodbye Vietnam from the Author: William Broyles. In this gripping memoir, a former marine returns to Vietnam to try to make sense of the war. Previously published as Brothers in Arms, this edition includes a new preface by the author. When William Broyles Jr. was drafted, he was a twenty-four-year-old student at Oxford University in England, hoping to avoid military service. During his physical exam, however, he realized that he couldn’t let social class or education give him special privileges. He joined the marines, and soon commanded an infantry platoon in the foothills near Da Nang. More than a decade later, Broyles found himself flooded with emotion during the dedication of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC. He decided to return to Vietnam and confront what he’d been through. Broyles was one of the very first combat veterans to return to the battlefields. No American before or since has gone so deeply into the other side of the war: the enemy side. Broyles interviews dozens of Vietnamese, from the generals who ran the war to the men and women who fought it. He moves from the corridors of power in Hanoi—so low-tech that the plumbing didn’t work—to the jungles and rice paddies where he’d fought. He meets survivors of American B-52 strikes and My Lai, and grieves with a woman whose son was killed by his own platoon. Along the way, Broyles also explores the deep bonds he shared with his own comrades, and the mystery of why men love war even as they hate it. Amidst the landscape of death, his formerly faceless enemies come to life. They had once tried to kill each other, but they are all brothers now.

For Brave America

Author: Alexandra Lee Levin
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For Brave America from the Author: Alexandra Lee Levin.

War And Peace

Author: Leo Tolstoy
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307271579
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War And Peace from the Author: Leo Tolstoy. From the award-winning translators of Anna Karenina and The Brothers Karamazov comes this magnificent new translation of Tolstoy's masterwork. War and Peace broadly focuses on Napoleon’s invasion of Russia in 1812 and follows three of the most well-known characters in literature: Pierre Bezukhov, the illegitimate son of a count who is fighting for his inheritance and yearning for spiritual fulfillment; Prince Andrei Bolkonsky, who leaves his family behind to fight in the war against Napoleon; and Natasha Rostov, the beautiful young daughter of a nobleman who intrigues both men. A s Napoleon’s army invades, Tolstoy brilliantly follows characters from diverse backgrounds—peasants and nobility, civilians and soldiers—as they struggle with the problems unique to their era, their history, and their culture. And as the novel progresses, these characters transcend their specificity, becoming some of the most moving—and human—figures in world literature. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Brothers At War The Unending Conflict In Korea

Author: Sheila Miyoshi Jager
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393240665
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Brothers At War The Unending Conflict In Korea from the Author: Sheila Miyoshi Jager. “The most balanced and comprehensive account of the Korean War.”—The Economist Sixty years after North Korean troops crossed the 38th parallel into South Korea, the Korean War has not yet ended. Sheila Miyoshi Jager presents the first comprehensive history of this misunderstood war, one that risks involving the world’s superpowers—again. Her sweeping narrative ranges from the middle of the Second World War—when Korean independence was fiercely debated between Roosevelt, Stalin, and Churchill—to the present day, as North Korea, with China’s aid, stockpiles nuclear weapons while starving its people. At the center of this conflict is an ongoing struggle between North and South Korea for the mantle of Korean legitimacy, a “brother’s war,” which continues to fuel tensions on the Korean peninsula and the region. Drawing from newly available diplomatic archives in China, South Korea, and the former Soviet Union, Jager analyzes top-level military strategy. She brings to life the bitter struggles of the postwar period and shows how the conflict between the two Koreas has continued to evolve to the present, with important and tragic consequences for the region and the world. Her portraits of the many fascinating characters that populate this history—Truman, MacArthur, Kim Il Sung, Mao, Stalin, and Park Chung Hee—reveal the complexities of the Korean War and the repercussions this conflict has had on lives of many individuals, statesmen, soldiers, and ordinary people, including the millions of hungry North Koreans for whom daily existence continues to be a nightmarish struggle. The most accessible, up-to date, and balanced account yet written, illustrated with dozens of astonishing photographs and maps, Brothers at War will become the definitive chronicle of the struggle’s origins and aftermath and its global impact for years to come.

Peace Comes To Ajani 3

Author: Consultant Anaesthetist Keith Kelly
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781534980761
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Peace Comes To Ajani 3 from the Author: Consultant Anaesthetist Keith Kelly. Growing up in America as a first generation Korean is hard enough. You are stuck between the tradition of growing up like your parents did and trying to find your way as an American. So, imagine being an African American who has found peace by embracing a Korean culture and is suddenly rejected by it. This whirlwind of confusion causes a huge conflict between Ajani and Sonny that splits them and sends them in opposite directions trying to figure out where they fit in. Ajani goes back into the African American community while Sonny finds himself in Korea Town. But, their paths will come full circle and find themselves head to head, brother against brother in a city martial arts tournament. Can their friendship survive the impact when it becomes BROTHERS AT WAR.

The Moynihan Brothers In Peace And War 1908 1918

Author: Deirdre McMahon
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The Moynihan Brothers In Peace And War 1908 1918 from the Author: Deirdre McMahon. The book comprises correspondence between two brothers, Michael and John Moynihan, who came from a prominent political family in Tralee, Co. Kerry. It covers the period 1909-18, during which Michael attended university in Dublin, joined the Inland Revenue, moved to London, became a Territorial volunteer with the Civil Service Rifles in March 1914, fought in the Great War and was killed in June 1918, just five months before the Armistice. The letters between Michael and John are unpredictable and encyclopaedic in their range of reference. They cover such topics as Kerry, Irish and international politics, religion and church-state relations, unionism, the Irish language, the Easter Rising, the trial of Roger Casement and conscription. Last but by no means least, the correspondence after March 1914 increasingly reflects Michael's preoccupation with his military life and training, the progress of the war and life at the front. The correspondence provides a vivid portrait of two young men and their family growing to maturity in one of the most significant decades in twentieth-century Ireland. The family was politically prominent in their native Tralee but was to achieve national importance in the decades after independence with John and his younger brother Maurice being appointed in succession as Secretary to the Government.

Natasha Pierre The Great Comet Of 1812

Author: Leo Tolstoy
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0525436251
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Natasha Pierre The Great Comet Of 1812 from the Author: Leo Tolstoy. Dave Malloy here presents the stunning twenty-two chapter selection from Leo Tolstoy’s War and Peace that formed the basis of his hit Broadway sensation, Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812—called “the most innovative and the best new musical since Hamilton” by the New York Times. While Prince Andrei Bolkonsky is kept at the front during Napoleon’s invasion in 1812, his betrothed, a young Natasha, catches the attention of Moscow society’s notorious playboy—the dashing, rogue Anatole. It falls to Prince Andrei’s friend, the wealthy, slothful, philosophizing aristocrat Pierre to rescue Natasha’s reputation and make amends between her and Andrei. A Vintage Shorts ebook Selection.

The Silvery Mustang In War And Peace

Author: Raymond Louis Nault
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
ISBN: 1412009065
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The Silvery Mustang In War And Peace from the Author: Raymond Louis Nault. Short stories and chapters based on the life and times of Colonel Raymond Louis Nault. The Depression years and the slow recovery. World War II and his exploits in China-Burma-India. Theater of war: On the ground and in the air. Bail-out from a burning airplane and crash landing another. A novel based on the experiences of Raymond Nault, compiled from the many stories told to his family, relatives, friends, and service buddies in the past 55 years. Information was gleaned from notes, journals, notebooks, slips of paper, napkins, and saved these many years, every now and then compiled into chapters of a particular event; some very brief, others several pages. Full of pictures and clippings. The term "mustang" was chosen as his designation because of its unique characteristics and because it was suitable for describing a lifestyle and philosophy based on heredity and upbringing. At this time (2003) the silver is in the hair of this mustang.

War And Peace

Author: Count Leo Nikolayevich Tolstoy
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 1442940735
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War And Peace from the Author: Count Leo Nikolayevich Tolstoy. "War and Peace" is a brilliant prose epic by Tolstoy. He presents the events of 1812 as a moral crusade, when the Russians won against the Napoleonic onslaught through their adherence to virtue. He captures the essence of life with all its challenges, hardships and joys. The in-depth portrayal of numerous characters from all spheres of life lends it unparalleled realism. A true classic!