Guard Wars

Author: Michael E. Weaver
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 0253004934
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Guard Wars from the Author: Michael E. Weaver. An inventive study of relations between the National Guard and the Regular Army during World War II, Guard Wars follows the Pennsylvania National Guard's 28th Infantry Division from its peacetime status through training and into combat in Western Europe. The broader story, spanning the years 1939--1945, sheds light on the National Guard, the U.S. Army, and American identities and priorities during the war years. Michael E. Weaver carefully tracks the division's difficult transformation into a combat-ready unit and highlights General Omar Bradley's extraordinary capacity for leadership -- which turned the Pennsylvanians from the least capable to one of the more capable units, a claim dearly tested in the Battle of the HÃ1⁄4rtgen Forest. This absorbing and informative analysis chronicles the nation's response to the extreme demands of a world war, and the flexibility its leaders and soldiers displayed in the chaos of combat.

Churchill S Secret War

Author: Madhusree Mukerjee
ISBN: 1459613635
Size: 76.94 MB
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Churchill S Secret War from the Author: Madhusree Mukerjee. Large Print.

Allied Strafing In World War Ii

Author: William B. Colgan
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786458356
Size: 78.34 MB
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Allied Strafing In World War Ii from the Author: William B. Colgan. "This history of Allied aerial combat strafing in World War II draws from research, interviews, and the author's own experience as an attack pilot. The text is supported by numerous gun camera stills from the war"--Provided by publisher.

Taste Of War

Author: Lizzie Collingham
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101561319
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Taste Of War from the Author: Lizzie Collingham. A New York Times Notable Book of 2012 Food, and in particular the lack of it, was central to the experience of World War II. In this richly detailed and engaging history, Lizzie Collingham establishes how control of food and its production is crucial to total war. How were the imperial ambitions of Germany and Japan - ambitions which sowed the seeds of war - informed by a desire for self-sufficiency in food production? How was the outcome of the war affected by the decisions that the Allies and the Axis took over how to feed their troops? And how did the distinctive ideologies of the different combatant countries determine their attitudes towards those they had to feed? Tracing the interaction between food and strategy, on both the military and home fronts, this gripping, original account demonstrates how the issue of access to food was a driving force within Nazi policy and contributed to the decision to murder hundreds of thousands of 'useless eaters' in Europe. Focusing on both the winners and losers in the battle for food, The Taste of War brings to light the striking fact that war-related hunger and famine was not only caused by Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan, but was also the result of Allied mismanagement and neglect, particularly in India, Africa and China. American dominance both during and after the war was not only a result of the United States' immense industrial production but also of its abundance of food. This book traces the establishment of a global pattern of food production and distribution and shows how the war subsequently promoted the pervasive influence of American food habits and tastes in the post-war world. A work of great scope, The Taste of War connects the broad sweep of history to its intimate impact upon the lives of individuals.

Wars Within A War

Author: Joan Waugh
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
ISBN: 9780807898444
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Wars Within A War from the Author: Joan Waugh. Comprised of essays from twelve leading scholars, this volume extends the discussion of Civil War controversies far past the death of the Confederacy in the spring of 1865. Contributors address, among other topics, Walt Whitman's poetry, the handling of the Union and Confederate dead, the treatment of disabled and destitute northern veterans, Ulysses S. Grant's imposing tomb, and Hollywood's long relationship with the Lost Cause narrative. The contributors are William Blair, Stephen Cushman, Drew Gilpin Faust, Gary W. Gallagher, J. Matthew Gallman, Joseph T. Glatthaar, Harold Holzer, James Marten, Stephanie McCurry, James M. McPherson, Carol Reardon, and Joan Waugh.

The Unwomanly Face Of War

Author: Svetlana Alexievich
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 014198354X
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The Unwomanly Face Of War from the Author: Svetlana Alexievich. The long-awaited translation of the classic oral history of Soviet women's experiences in the Second World War - from the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature Bringing together dozens of voices in her distinctive style, The Unwomanly Face of War is Svetlana Alexievich's collection of stories from Soviet women who lived through the Second World War: on the front lines, on the home front, and in occupied territories. As Alexievich gives voice to women who are absent from official narratives - captains, sergeants, nurses, snipers, pilots - she shows us a new version of the war we're so familiar with, creating an extraordinary alternative history from their private stories. Published in 1985 in Russia and now available in English for the first time, The Unwomanly Face of War was Alexievich's first book and a huge bestseller in the Soviet Union, establishing her as a brilliantly revolutionary writer.

Separate And Unequal

Author: Alan M. Osur
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 1428911782
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Separate And Unequal from the Author: Alan M. Osur.

Killing Hope

Author: William Blum
Publisher: Zed Books
ISBN: 9781842773697
Size: 36.49 MB
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Killing Hope from the Author: William Blum. Is the United States a force for democracy? From China in the 1940s to Guatemala today, William Blum presents a comprehensive study of American covert and overt interference, by one means or another, in the internal affairs of other countries. Each chapter of the book covers a year in which the author takes one particular country case and tells the story - and each case throws light on particular US tactics of intervention.