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.)
Author: James Jones
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
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.
Stories From The Surgical Life
Author: Richard Karl
Publisher: Temple University Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Arrest of Church Leaders
Political Repression in Sudan
Author: Jemera Rone,Human Rights Watch/Africa,Human Rights Watch (Organization),Africa
Publisher: Human Rights Watch
Category: Political Science
Om economische redenen wil de Sovjetunie de Perzische olievelden annexeren, maar moet daartoe een oorlog in Europa ontketenen om de Verenigde Staten te misleiden.
Author: Tom Clancy,Hardo Wichmann
Category: Imaginary wars and battles
From best-selling author of Tail-End Charlie and Tornado Down comes this powerful and deeply moving account of Bomber Command’s 1944 Nuremberg Raid – the RAF’s bloodiest night of the Second World War
Author: John Nichol
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
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.
Author: James Jones
Publisher: Open Road Media
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 History of a Veterinary and Settlement Border
Author: G. Miescher
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.
Author: David Davies,David Davies, PhD, Cpsych
Category: Performing Arts
The Repression of Academic Freedom in Egyptian Universities
Publisher: Human Rights Watch
Category: Academic freedom
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.
A Railway Journey Through The Cold War
Author: Christopher Knowles
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.
A North American Hockey Player in Russia
Author: Tod Hartje,Lawrence Martin
Publisher: Warwick Pub.
Category: Sports & Recreation
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.
Author: Camilla Reghelini Rivers
Publisher: James Lorimer & Company
Category: Juvenile Fiction
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.
Author: Marsh Gerald E
Publisher: World Scientific
Author: Gottfried Wellmer
Category: Beef industry
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."
Author: Hanlie Snyman Wroth,Gerry Van Tonder
Publisher: 30 Degrees South Publishers
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 Struggle for Human Rights in Iran
Author: Mihrangīz Kār
Publisher: Mazda Pub
Category: Political Science
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.
Healing Possession at a Muslim Shrine in North India
Author: Beatrix Pfleiderer
Publisher: Aakar Books