Heimkehr der Verdammten


Author: James Jones

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3105611754

Category: Fiction

Page: 456

View: 9742

Nach seinem auch als Film weltberühmt gewordenen Erstling ›Verdammt in alle Ewigkeit‹ und dem Folgeband ›Insel der Verdammten‹ beschließt James Jones mit diesem Roman seine große Trilogie über den Zweiten Weltkrieg. Die Helden kommen zurück. Jones erzählt die Geschichte von vier Männern, Angehörigen einer Infanteriekompanie, die mit der ersten großen Welle der Verwundeten vom Kriegsschauplatz im Südpazifik auf einem Lazarettschiff zurücktransportiert werden. Dabei zeichnet er ein nuancenreiches Porträt der Psyche der heimkehrenden Verwundeten, ihrer inneren Zerrissenheit, ihrer paradoxen Schuldgefühle, ihrer totalen Entfremdung von denen, »die nicht da draußen waren«. (Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine frühere Ausgabe.)

Across The Red Line

Stories From The Surgical Life

Author: Richard Karl

Publisher: Temple University Press

ISBN: 9781592131938

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 176

View: 7648

A doctor and teacher takes readers deep into the heart of a modern hospital, from skillful triumph at the surgical table to the tense "morbidity and mortality" meetings where doctors examine their own mistakes.

Behind the Red Line

Political Repression in Sudan

Author: Jemera Rone,Human Rights Watch/Africa,Human Rights Watch (Organization),Africa

Publisher: Human Rights Watch

ISBN: 9781564321640

Category: Political Science

Page: 343

View: 334

Arrest of Church Leaders

Im Sturm


Author: Tom Clancy,Hardo Wichmann

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783442457502

Category: Imaginary wars and battles

Page: 734

View: 2683

Om economische redenen wil de Sovjetunie de Perzische olievelden annexeren, maar moet daartoe een oorlog in Europa ontketenen om de Verenigde Staten te misleiden.

The Thin Red Line

Author: James Jones

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1453215670

Category: Fiction

Page: 510

View: 572

With “shattering prose,” the New York Times–bestselling author of From Here to Eternity captures the intense combat in the battle of Guadalcanal (San Francisco Chronicle). In August of 1942 the first American marines charged Guadalcanal, igniting a six-month battle for two thousand square miles of jungle and sand. In that gruesome stretch sixty thousand Americans made the jump from boat to beach, and one in nine did not return. James Jones fought in that battle, and The Thin Red Line is his haunting portrait of men and war. The soldiers of C-for-Charlie Company are not cast from the heroic mold. The unit’s captain is too intelligent and sensitive for the job, his first sergeant is half mad, and the enlisted men begin the campaign gripped by cowardice. Jones’s moving portrayal of the Pacific combat experience stands among the great literature of World War II. This ebook features an illustrated biography of James Jones including rare photos from the author’s estate.

The Red Line

Author: Walt Gragg

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698409841

Category: Fiction

Page: 528

View: 2229

WWIII explodes in this electrifying debut military thriller in the tradition of Red Storm Rising and The Third World War. “Delta-Two, I’ve got tanks through the wire! They’re everywhere!” World War III explodes in seconds when a resurgent Russian Empire launches a deadly armored thrust into the heart of Germany. With a powerful blizzard providing cover, Russian tanks thunder down the autobahns while undercover Spetsnaz teams strike at vulnerable command points. Standing against them are the woefully undermanned American forces. What they lack in numbers they make up for in superior weapons and training. But before the sun rises they are on the run across a smoking battlefield crowded with corpses. Any slim hope for victory rests with one unlikely hero. Army Staff Sergeant George O'Neill, a communications specialist, may be able to reestablish links that have been severed by hostile forces, but that will take time. While he works, it’s up to hundreds of individual American soldiers to hold back the enemy flood. There’s one thing that’s certain. The thin line between victory and defeat is also the red line between life and death. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Namibia's Red Line

The History of a Veterinary and Settlement Border

Author: G. Miescher

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137118318

Category: History

Page: 327

View: 7707

Based on archival sources and oral history, this book reconstructs a border-building process in Namibia that spanned more than sixty years. The process commenced with the establishment of a temporary veterinary defence line against rinderpest by the German colonial authorities in the late nineteenth century and ended with the construction of a continuous two-metre-high fence by the South African colonial government sixty years later. This 1250-kilometre fence divides northern from central Namibia even today. The book combines a macro and a micro-perspective and differentiates between cartographic and physical reality. The analysis explores both the colonial state's agency with regard to veterinary and settlement policies and the strategies of Africans and Europeans living close to the border. The analysis also includes the varying perceptions of individuals and populations who lived further north and south of the border and describes their experiences crossing the border as migrant workers, African traders, European settlers and colonial officials. The Red Line's history is understood as a gradual process of segregating livestock and people, and of constructing dichotomies of modern and traditional, healthy and sick, European and African.

The Thin Red Line

Author: David Davies,David Davies, PhD, Cpsych

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135977577

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 128

View: 4074

The Thin Red Line is the third feature-length film from acclaimed director Terrence Malick, set during the struggle between American and Japanese forces for Guadalcanal in the South Pacific during World War Two. It is a powerful, enigmatic and complex film that raises important philosophical questions, ranging from the existential and phenomenological to the artistic and technical. This is the first collection dedicated to exploring the philosophical aspects of Malick’s film. Opening with a helpful introduction that places the film in context, five essays, four of which were specially commissioned for this collection, go on to examine the following: the exploration of Heideggerian themes – such as being-towards-death and the vulnerability of Dasein’s world – in The Thin Red Line how Malick’s film explores and cinematically expresses the embodied nature of our experience of, and agency in, the world Malick’s use of cinematic techniques, and how the style of his images shapes our affective, emotional, and cognitive responses to the film the role that images of nature play in Malick’s cinema, and his ‘Nietzschean’ conception of human nature. The Thin Red Line is essential reading for students interested in philosophy and film or phenomenology and existentialism. It also provides an accessible and informative insight into philosophy for those in related disciplines such as film studies, literature and religion. Contributors: Simon Critchley, Hubert Dreyfus and Camilo Prince, David Davies, Amy Coplan, Iain Macdonald.

The Red Line

A Railway Journey Through The Cold War

Author: Christopher Knowles

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1473887461

Category: Transportation

Page: 232

View: 4772

The Red Line is the story of a train journey from London to Hong Kong. It is set in 1981, the year Christopher made the first of twenty-four such journeys as a tour guide, when the Cold War was still very much a fact of life. Although China appeared to be on the brink of significant change, no one could know for certain; Poland was stirring but the prospect of change in the USSR and its other allies seemed remote. This made a journey by train across that landscape particularly fascinating, because by using standard, scheduled services that together created one of the longest possible railway routes, one was necessarily immersed in the various countries in ways that otherwise would have been impossible. Equally fascinating were the reactions of Western travelers to finding themselves incarcerated for weeks on end in the eccentric world behind the Iron Curtain. In order to give the journey some coherence, the most memorable events over those years have been condensed into a single journey and the most notable personalities, plucked from various times and places, have been thrown together. To emphasize the fact that these events took place in the recent past, and to be able to show how extraordinarily quickly the world has changed in the few intervening years, the story is told by a narrator. Everything that occurs is true, although some circumstances have been slightly adapted for the sake of fluency and names of individuals have been changed.

From Behind the Red Line

A North American Hockey Player in Russia

Author: Tod Hartje,Lawrence Martin

Publisher: Warwick Pub.

ISBN: 9781895629620

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 242

View: 9386

Here is a fascinating story of a young Harvard-educated varsity jockey star, who travels to Russia in the dying days of the Soviet Union to play elite league hockey.

Pflicht und Ehre


Author: Tom Clancy

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641240352

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 7119

Jack Ryan junior ist von seiner Tätigkeit beim geheim operierenden Nachrichtendienst Campus beurlaubt. Dennoch werden Anschläge auf ihn verübt. Er vermutet, dass sie mit seiner Beziehung zu einer iranischen Geheimdienstagentin zusammenhängen. Allerdings führen ihn seine Untersuchungen auf eine ganz andere Spur. Ein von Leichen gesäumter Weg führt ihn zur Rostock Security Group. Das private Sicherheitsunternehmen hat sich zu einem Global Player entwickelt. Bei Jack Ryan verdichtet sich der Verdacht, dass diese deutsche Firma Terroranschläge fingiert, um die eigene Unverzichtbarkeit zu legitimieren. Auf dem »Sicherheitsmarkt« geht es immerhin um viel Geld, sehr viel Geld. Auf sich allein gestellt, tritt Jack Ryan den Kampf gegen die unrechtmäßige Miliz an. Deren nächstes Terrorziel ist ein Staudamm. Wird er zerstört, sind Tausende vom Tod bedroht.

Red-Line Blues

Author: Camilla Reghelini Rivers

Publisher: James Lorimer & Company

ISBN: 9781550287813

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 120

View: 1723

Inspired by stories about his great-uncles, the hockey star Rivers brothers, Lee decides to try the sport even though he has asthma, but the hard-pushing coaching techniques of the new assistant coach may not only spoil the game for him but even put his health at risk.

Crossing The Red Line: The Nuclear Option

Author: Marsh Gerald E

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9813276843

Category: Science

Page: 252

View: 1137

This book addresses the incentives for nations to develop nuclear weapons and the technical expertise needed for that purpose. Ballistic missiles are required by any nation wanting to optimize the effectiveness of deterrence and the threat derived from possessing nuclear weapons. The basic science of ballistic missile programs is discussed using the North Korean program as an example, although to some extent the programs of other countries are also covered. In addition, there is an introduction to the basics of nuclear weapons technology.Unlike most books on these topics, this one includes, besides the technical component, the policy aspects surrounding nuclear weapons. It also shows how nuclear weapons can — and have — stabilized conflicts, discussing why the concept of deterrence may not always be relied upon to prevent war. The origin of terrorism in the Middle East and the possibility of nuclear terrorism originating from that region are other topics of interest.

North of the Red Line: Recollections of the Border War by Members of the Sadf and Swatf: 1966 1989

Author: Hanlie Snyman Wroth,Gerry Van Tonder

Publisher: 30 Degrees South Publishers

ISBN: 9781928211976

Category: History

Page: N.A

View: 7999

Over the years, much has been written about individuals and the forces and their operations in what became commonly known as South Africa s Border War, or Grens Oorlog, but never before has the human spirit of this 23-year-old conflict been so graphically and unashamedly captured and chronicled as in this book. Equally unique, was the exclusive use of social media to invite and encourage individuals to tell their personal stories, without apology or recrimination, and so provide an indelible oral history of the war. Over a period of three years, 21,000 of them spoke: national service troopies, permanent force officers, aviators, aircrew, medics, submariners and padres. Erstwhile antagonists also stepped up to the plate, placing their own personal first-hand experiences amongst those of their enemies of yesterday: Russians, Cubans, Angolans and SWAPO. The story is further enriched by the inclusion of a rich plethora of hitherto unseen unofficial photographs of stolen memories, in a war situation where the taking of any such photographs was strictly prohibited. Veterans unabashedly wear their hearts on their sleeves, speaking of the psychological impact of untold tragedy and grief; of bravery and unmitigated fear; of shenanigans and mischievous escapades to relieve the pressures of war; of miracles and fate; and of camaraderie."

Crossing the Red Line

The Struggle for Human Rights in Iran

Author: Mihrangīz Kār

Publisher: Mazda Pub

ISBN: 9781568591926

Category: Political Science

Page: 213

View: 527

This book chronicles the life of a woman in Iran, a leading feminist activist and human rights lawyer, under the monarchical and Islamic regimes. It provides a deep insight into the historical processes of social change, demonstrating the current problems of an uneven world.--[book cover]

The Red Thread

Healing Possession at a Muslim Shrine in North India

Author: Beatrix Pfleiderer

Publisher: Aakar Books

ISBN: 9788187879633

Category: Cemeteries

Page: 252

View: 3515

This Book Is A Collection Of Stories, That Describe The Paths That People Chose To Heal Their Lives, Bodies, And Relationships. It Also Describes The Accidents On A Social, Physical, And Emotional Level That People Experience And Which Cause The Need For Healing. The Stories Were Experience And Collected At A Muslim Pilgrimage Center Of A Sufi (Suhrawardi) Order In Gujarat. The Field Trips During Which This Material Was Collected Took Place Between 1979 And 1982. Financial Support Came From The University Of Hamburg. For The German Version Of This Book The Author Was Awarded The Rabindranath Tagore Price Of The German-Indo Society In 1996.