Killing The Rising Sun

Author: Bill O'Reilly
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
ISBN: 1627790632
Size: 14.58 MB
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Killing The Rising Sun from the Author: Bill O'Reilly. The powerful and riveting new book in the multimillion-selling Killing series by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard Autumn 1944. World War II is nearly over in Europe but is escalating in the Pacific, where American soldiers face an opponent who will go to any length to avoid defeat. The Japanese army follows the samurai code of Bushido, stipulating that surrender is a form of dishonor. Killing the Rising Sun takes readers to the bloody tropical-island battlefields of Peleliu and Iwo Jima and to the embattled Philippines, where General Douglas MacArthur has made a triumphant return and is plotting a full-scale invasion of Japan. Across the globe in Los Alamos, New Mexico, Dr. J. Robert Oppenheimer and his team of scientists are preparing to test the deadliest weapon known to mankind. In Washington, DC, FDR dies in office and Harry Truman ascends to the presidency, only to face the most important political decision in history: whether to use that weapon. And in Tokyo, Emperor Hirohito, who is considered a deity by his subjects, refuses to surrender, despite a massive and mounting death toll. Told in the same page-turning style of Killing Lincoln, Killing Kennedy, Killing Jesus, Killing Patton, and Killing Reagan, this epic saga details the final moments of World War II like never before.

Vanquished Nation Broken Spirit

Author: Jacob Neusner
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521328326
Size: 28.78 MB
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Vanquished Nation Broken Spirit from the Author: Jacob Neusner. Examines the development of Jewish canonical writings, looks at how the Jews adjusted to being a conquered people, and discusses Jewish emotional traditions

Song Of The Vanquished

Author: Fred W. Herman
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
ISBN: 9781426948695
Size: 76.27 MB
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Song Of The Vanquished from the Author: Fred W. Herman. The world is not perfect; in his newest poetry collection, Song of the Vanquished, author Fred W. Herman presents a series of verses that explore these imperfections. Employing end rhyme in many of the selections, the haunting themes speak to the injustices of war, hatred, death, prejudice, bigotry, and evil. The poem “The Perfect Excuse” tackles intolerance and hate: The Perfect Excuse If their looks are not like ours, We are compelled to hate them. And if their gods are different, We are advised to kill them. And if their hair should be more curly, Or their chests appear more burly, That will make them different. So we go out and kill them. And if their speech keeps us perturbed For hours, Or their manners are not like ours, That will make them different. So we set out to kill them. And when some writers’ books are different, The mobs are urged to hate them. For writers are not like us, So the mobs are urged to lynch them.

History Of Canadian Catholics

Author: Terence J. Fay
Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
ISBN: 0773523138
Size: 66.15 MB
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History Of Canadian Catholics from the Author: Terence J. Fay. A history of the first 400 years of Catholic life in Canada.

The Gospel Of Mark

Author: Francis J. SDB Moloney
Publisher: Baker Books
ISBN: 1441238832
Size: 42.21 MB
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The Gospel Of Mark from the Author: Francis J. SDB Moloney. The Gospel of Mark, addressed to an early Christian community perplexed by failure and suffering, presents Jesus as suffering Messiah and Son of God. Recognizing that failure and suffering continue to perplex Christians today, world-renowned New Testament scholar and theologian Francis Moloney marries the rich contributions of traditional historical scholarship with the contemporary approach to the Gospels as narrative. Now in paperback, this commentary combines the highest-level scholarship with pastoral sensitivity. It offers an accessible and thoughtful reading of Mark's narrative to bring the Gospel's story to life for contemporary readers.

The Cambridge History Of The First World War Volume 2 The State

Author: Jay Winter
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1316025535
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The Cambridge History Of The First World War Volume 2 The State from the Author: Jay Winter. Volume 2 of The Cambridge History of the First World War offers a history of the war from a predominantly political angle and concerns itself with the story of the state. It explores the multifaceted history of state power and highlights the ways in which different political systems responded to, and were deformed by, the near-unbearable pressures of war. Every state involved faced issues of military-civilian relations, parliamentary reviews of military policy, and the growth of war economies; and yet their particular form and significance varied in every national case. Written by a global team of historical experts, this volume sets new standards in the political history of the waging of war in an authoritative new narrative which addresses problems of logistics, morale, innovation in tactics and weapons systems, the use and abuse of science; all of which were ubiquitous during the conflict.