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Love in a Time of War (The Three Fry Sisters, Book 1)

By Adrienne Chinn
  • ISBN Code: : 0008501599
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Pages : 480
  • Category : Fiction
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The Internationally Bestselling Author of The English Wife ‘Beautifully epic, romantic & rich in detail’ #1 & USA Today bestseller Lorna Cook ‘Sweeping and evocative’ Rosanna Ley Three sisters The Great War The end of innocence...

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  • Total of Pages : 480
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Although Nicholas Mosley has written two volumes of family biography and a volume of memoirs, he has, until now, avoided writing about his World War Two experiences. The son of Sir Oswald Mosley who, as the leader of the British Union of Fascists, had been jailed with his second wife, Diana (one of the Mitford sisters), early on in the war ostensibly as a security risk. Despite this, Nicholas was dispatched to join his regiment, the Rifle Brigade, as the Allies fought their way up the Italian peninsula. He came of age in the forcing house of war, surrounded by the constant threat of capture by the Germans. At one point in the Italian campaign this very nearly happened. How Nicholas got away and survived is an example of how sometimes fact can be more bizarre than fiction. Time at War is both an absorbing memoir and an intriguing account of a relationship unlike any other in World War Two. How do you live your life as a soldier fighting the Axis powers when your father is the self-proclaimed British fascist leader?

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  • Total of Pages : 274
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Alison Buckholtz never dreamed she would marry a military man, but when she met her husband, an active-duty Navy pilot, nothing could stop her from building a life with him—not even his repeated attempts to talk her out of marriage. He didn’t want her to have to make the kinds of sacrifices long required of the spouses of military personnel. They wed shortly after September 11, 2001 and, since then, their life together has been marked by long separations and unforeseen challenges, but also unexpected rewards. Standing By is Buckholtz’s candid and moving account of her family’s experiences during her husband’s seven-month deployment on an aircraft carrier in the Persian Gulf. With insight and humor she describes living near a military base in Washington State, far from home and in the midst of great upheaval, while trying to keep life as normal as possible for the couple’s two young children. But she is not alone in her struggle. In Standing By, Buckholtz portrays her friendships with other military wives and the ways in which this supportive community of women helps one another to endure—to even thrive—during difficult times. Throughout Standing By, Buckholtz speaks honestly about the culture shock she experienced transitioning into the role of a military wife. Because she had been raised to conquer the world on her own terms rather than be a more traditional wife and mother supporting her husband’s career, the world of the Armed Forces was at first as unfamiliar as a foreign land. But a remarkable and surprising series of events has challenged her long-held assumptions about the military, motherhood, and even the nature of American citizenship. A rare and intimate portrait of one of the tens of thousands of families who now wait patiently for their service member to return home safely, Standing By is a window into what matters most for families everywhere. Alison Buckholtz’s articles and essays have appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post and Washington Post Magazine, Real Simple, Forbes Global, Salon.com and many other publications. She was a resident of Washington, D.C. before she married into the military and now lives in Washington State with her husband and two children. This is her first book.

In a Time of Total War

By Joshua E. Kastenberg,Eric Merriam
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1317118057
  • Total of Pages : 270
  • Category : Technology & Engineering
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This book is a judicial, military and political history of the period 1941 to 1954. As such, it is also a United States legal history of both World War II and the early Cold War. Civil liberties, mass conscription, expanded military jurisdiction, property rights, labor relations, and war crimes arising from the conflict were all issues to come before the federal judiciary during this period and well beyond since the Supreme Court and the lower courts heard appeals from the government’s wartime decisions well into the 1970s. A detailed study of the judiciary during World War II evidences that while the majority of the justices and judges determined appeals partly on the basis of enabling a large, disciplined, and reliable military to either deter or fight a third world war, there was a recognition of the existence of a tension between civil rights and liberties on the one side and military necessity on the other. While the majority of the judiciary tilted toward national security and deference to the military establishment, the judiciary’s recognition of this tension created a foundation for persons to challenge governmental narrowing of civil and individual rights after 1954. Kastenberg and Merriam present a clearer picture as to why the Court and the lower courts determined the issues before them in terms of external influences from both national and world-wide events. This book is also a study of civil-military relations in wartime so whilst legal scholars will find this study captivating, so will military and political historians, as well as political scientists and national security policy makers.

Educating for Peace in a Time of Permanent War

By Paul R. Carr,Brad J. Porfilio
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1136281991
  • Total of Pages : 292
  • Category : Education
  • Members : 584
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What is the meaning of peace, why should we study it, and how should we achieve it? Although there are an increasing number of manuscripts, curricula and initiatives that grapple with some strand of peace education, there is, nonetheless, a dearth of critical, cross-disciplinary, international projects/books that examine peace education in conjunction with war and conflict. Within this volume, the authors contend that war/military conflict/violence are not a nebulous, far-away, mysterious venture; rather, they argue that we are all, collectively, involved in perpetrating and perpetuating militarization/conflict/violence inside and outside of our own social circles. Therefore, education about and against war can be as liberating as it is necessary. If war equates killing, can our schools avoid engaging in the examination of what war is all about? If education is not about peace, then is it about war? Can a society have education that willfully avoids considering peace as its central objective? Can a democracy exist if pivotal notions of war and peace are not understood, practiced, advocated and ensconced in public debate? These questions, according to Carr and Porfilio and the contributors they have assembled, merit a critical and extensive reflection. This book seeks to provide a range of epistemological, policy, pedagogical, curriculum and institutional analyses aimed at facilitating meaningful engagement toward a more robust and critical examination of the role that schools play (and can play) in framing war, militarization and armed conflict and, significantly, the connection to peace.

Jordan's Arrow

By Allen Steadham
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  • Publisher : Ambassador International
  • Book Code : 1620207583
  • Total of Pages : 330
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 940
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“To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die . . . A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.” War has come to Algoran. The Gulstaa nation is determined to expand their territory with merciless resolve. Their end goal is revenge for a past defeat — they want to conquer the Mountain Mokta and anyone else in their way. Jordan SnowFire is now the Mokta Chieftess. She has the daunting task of stopping a conflict she never asked for. Will she seek the wisdom of God or the wisdom of her tribe? What impact will the blood of SnowFire flowing through her veins have on the way she conducts this war? How far will she go to protect her family and the Mokta people? Meanwhile, Erica Melendez finds herself trapped in the middle of the hostilities. Tragedy forces her away from the Ullvarr village and into circumstances she never imagined when she came to this world. Can she survive long enough to be reunited with Jordan? Loyalties are tested. Decisions are made. And Algoran will never be the same after Jordan’s Arrow finds its target.

The War Of Myths And Mortals

By Jodi Gallegos
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  • Publisher : Clean Teen Publishing
  • Book Code : 1634224493
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  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Members : 311
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I am a queen—and a girl—in a time of war.I can show no weakness. Not ever again. I will see this war to its end and embrace whatever glory or hell awaits me there. Reeling from her most recent loss, Malory is determined to bestow vengeance upon those responsible for the upheaval in her lands. With her army firmly established she’s got one target left: Phoebe of Carling. To persevere Malory will need to either establish an alliance or declare war on the most powerful ruler in the lands: King Travión. But not everything in Travión is as it seems. With her most trusted allies at her side, Malory finds herself on the cusp of a danger greater than she ever imagined. For the gods are awake and they have a stake in the succession of power. This is where the end begins.

Gods of War

By James Lacey,Williamson Murray
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  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Book Code : 034554756X
  • Total of Pages : 416
  • Category : History
  • Members : 885
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Hannibal vs. Scipio. Grant vs. Lee. Rommel vs. Patton. The greatest battles, commanders, and rivalries of all time come to life in this engrossing guide to the geniuses of military history. “A compelling study of military leadership.”—James M. McPherson, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Battle Cry of Freedom Any meeting of genius may create sparks, but when military geniuses meet, their confrontations play out upon a vast panorama of states or civilizations at war, wielding the full destructive power of a mighty nation’s armies. Gods of War is the first single-volume, in-depth examination of the most celebrated military rivalries of all time, and of the rare, world-changing battles in which these great commanders in history matched themselves against true equals. From Caesar and Pompey deciding the fate of the Roman Republic, to Grant and Lee battling for a year during the American Civil War, to Rommel and Montgomery and Patton meeting in battle after battle as Hitler strove for European domination, these match-ups and their corresponding strategies are among the most memorable in history. A thrilling look into both the generals’ lives and their hardest-fought battles, Gods of War is also a thought-provoking analysis of the qualities that make a strong commander and a deep exploration of the historical context in which the contestants were required to wage war, all told with rousing narrative flair. And in a time when technology has made the potential costs of war even greater, it is a masterful look at how military strategy has evolved and what it will take for leaders to guide their nations to peace in the future.

Fighting Peacetime

By AJ Hunter
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  • Publisher : Page Publishing Inc
  • Book Code : 1662445083
  • Total of Pages : 326
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 904
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Centauri invaded after they took their prisoners. They dominated Belltown until we fought back and drove them home with vengeance. We rescued the prisoners, but the cost was more than anyone predicted. Centaurians struck again with aircrafts and poisonous soldiers, trying to weaken our city before they invaded again. Engineers discovered how to make an EMP blast so focalized that it could knock an enemy plane out of the sky. It had the promise to save thousands of lives, but the only way to make it was to break Spades’s trust and contact his queen. How could I go behind his back? Before I even had a chance to ask him, we were attacked by enemy soldiers. He was wounded in my place. I couldn’t figure out how to protect everyone and still retain my humanity, so I abandoned the mask and realized my own corruption. I joined every other citizen trying to create peacetime. Ration thieves, enemy soldiers, everyone was just trying to survive.