Download Free The Barracks Thief and Selected Stories PDF by Tobias Wolff Full Book and published by Bantam. This book was released on 1989 with total page 183 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The provocative, award-winning short story collection from one of America's most exciting young fiction writers is about three paratroopers waiting to be shipped out to Vietnam. Six other highly acclaimed stories are also included.
Download Free Encyclopedia of the American Novel PDF by Abby H. P. Werlock Full Book and published by Infobase Learning. This book was released on 2015-04-22 with total page 4202 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Praise for the print edition:" ... no other reference work on American fiction brings together such an array of authors and texts as this.
Download Free American Literature in Transition, 1980–1990 PDF by D. Quentin Miller Full Book and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2017-12-28 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: History has not been kind to the 1980s. The decade is often associated with absurd fashion choices, neo-Conservatism in the Reagan/Bush years, the AIDS crisis, Wall Street ethics, and uninspired television, film, and music. Yet the literature of the 1980s is undeniably rich and lasting. American Literature in Transition, 1980–1990 seeks to frame some of the decade's greatest achievements such as Toni Morrison's monumental novel Beloved and to consider some of the trends that began in the 1980s and developed thereafter, including the origins of the graphic novel, prison literature, and the opening of multiculturalism vis-à-vis the 'canon wars'. This volume argues not only for the importance of 1980s American literature, but also for its centrality in understanding trends and trajectories in all contemporary literature against the broader background of culture. This volume serves as both an introduction and a deep consideration of the literary culture of our most maligned decade.
Download Free The Boys in the Barracks PDF by Larry H. Ingraham Full Book and published by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. This book was released on 1984 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Kaserneliv i den amerikanske hær. Forfatteren har studeret soldaternes og sergenternes dagligdag og især deres fritid, indbefattet misbrug af alkohol og narkotika.
Download Free Hearts PDF by Henry Shockley Full Book and published by Trafford Publishing. This book was released on 2008 with total page 524 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: ‘Hearts’ is a two-year adventure that takes place during the middle years of the Vietnam War, 1969 and 1970. From Draft Notice to Discharge, this book leads the reader on a journey from the Army Induction process to Basic Training and Advanced Infantry Training, then to Non-Commissioned Officer’s School, On-The-Job Training, and Vietnam. Through the good and the bad, the funny and the sad, you’ll sense love and hate, joy and pain. You’ll know the inner despair of young men as they unwittingly transform into young soldiers, and you’ll laugh at their artful acts of defiance. You’ll struggle with them as their idealistic notion of proudly serving their country pales to the reality that they are merely political pawns forced to participate in a senseless war. You’ll feel the helplessness of being bound by oath to follow orders, to accept peril and to commit to a war that has already been lost, and in which your only resolve will be to survive. You’ll learn what it is to sleep with ticks, leeches, and scorpions, and you’ll eat with ants and rats. You’ll share the torment of helicopter insertions into jungle landing zones, and you’ll join in the revelry of extraction while dangling in the doorways of the airborne roller coasters. You’ll endure long jungle nights in torrential monsoon rain and be thankful that it’s helping to ward off the mosquitoes. You’ll experience the silence and anxiety of sitting in ambush. You’ll tense at the sound of chattering voices, glimpse movement through thick jungle, and realize the explosiveness of combat. You’ll sense the boredom, the exhaustion, the fear, the uncertainty, the hopelessness, and the loneliness, and yet, you’ll feel invincible and brave—a recipe for the adrenalin-induced state of insanity in which the combat soldier exists.
Download Free Roman Military Law PDF by C. E. Brand Full Book and published by University of Texas Press. This book was released on 2013-08-21 with total page 262 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Rome was the law-giver for much of the modern world. She was also the greatest military power of antiquity, operating her military organization with remarkable efficiency and effectiveness throughout most of the then-known world. In view of the importance of both the legal and military aspects of the Roman Empire, an account of their combination in a system of disciplinary control for the Roman armies is of considerable significance to historians in both fields—and, in fact, to scholars in general. In Roman Military Law, C. E. Brand describes this system of control. Since a characterization of such a system can be made most meaningful only against a background of Roman constitutional government and in the light of ideologies current at the time, Brand follows his initial “Note on Sources” with a sketch of the contemporary Roman scene. This first section includes a discussion of the Roman constitution and an examination of Roman criminal law. The history of Rome, as a republic, principate, and empire, extended over a period of a thousand years, so any attempt to represent a generalized picture must be essentially a matter of extraction and condensation from the voluminous literature of the whole era. Nevertheless, from the fantastic evolution that is the history of Rome, Brand has been able to construct a more or less static historical mosaic that may be considered typically “Roman.” This comes into sharpest focus during the period of the Punic Wars, when the city and its people were most intensely Roman. The picture of the Roman armies is set into this basic framework, in chapters dealing with military organization, disciplinary organization, religion and discipline, and offenses and punishments. The final section of the book considers briefly the vast changes in Roman institutions that came about under the armies of the Empire, and then concludes with the Latin text and an English translation of the only known code of Roman military justice, promulgated sometime during the later Empire, preserved in Byzantine literature, and handed down to medieval times in Latin translations of Byzantine Greek law, which it has heretofore been confused.
Download Free The Art of Writing Nonfiction PDF by André Fontaine Full Book and published by Syracuse University Press. This book was released on 1991-02-01 with total page 220 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book explores and describes the process of interpretive journalism and how it is properly done. It will be of practical value to journalism students as well as practicing journalists who want to expand their artistic horizons.
Download Free The Columbia Companion to the Twentieth-Century American Short Story PDF by Blanche H. Gelfant Full Book and published by Columbia University Press. This book was released on 2000 with total page 677 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This resource provides information on a popular literary genre - the 20th century American short story. It contains articles on stories that share a particular theme, and over 100 pieces on individual writers and their work. There are also articles on promising new writers entering the scene.
Download Free Thirty Years After PDF by Mark Heberle Full Book and published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. This book was released on 2009-01-14 with total page 510 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Thirty Years After: New Essays on Vietnam War Literature, Film and Art brings together essays on literature, film and media, representational art, and music of the Vietnam War that were generated by a three-day conference in Honolulu during Veterans Week 2005. This large and extensive volume, the first collection of Vietnam War criticism published since the 1990s, reflects significant cultural and historical changes since then, including U.S.-Vietnamese cultural transactions in the wake of political reconciliation and the Vietnamese diaspora; popular commodification and memorialization of the war in America; and renascent American imperialism. Contributors include well-established and well-published writers and critics like Philip Beidler, Cathey Calloway, Lorrie Goldensohn, Wayne Karlin, Andrew Lam, Jerry Lembcke, Tim O'Brien, John S. Schafer, and Alex Vernon as well as emerging Vietnam scholars and critics. Among other contributions, the volume provides important quasi-bibliographical essays on canonical American and Vietnamese literature and film, African American Vietnam war narratives, Chicano fiction and poetry, and American Vietnam war art music as well as essays on such subjects as real and digital war memorials, Vietnamese popular war songs, and Vietnamization of the Gulf War. Teachers, scholars, and the general public will find Thirty Years After a valuable guide to ongoing critical discussion of the most important event in American history between 1945 and 9/11.I highly recommend this book. Although it is almost a cliche say the Vietnam War has left deep and lingering scars on American society-Thirty Years underscores the still traumatic cultural legacy of this conflict. Attuned to the divergent voices and genres of representation--Thirty Years is an indispensable work, not only for literary scholars, but for anyone seeking to understand the enduring impact of the Vietnam War. An impressive work, Mark Herbele is commended for organizing such an insightful and gracefully written set of essays. G. Kurt Piehler, author of Remembering War the American Way.
Download Free A Ranger Born PDF by Robert W. Black Full Book and published by Ballantine Books. This book was released on 2007-12-18 with total page 384 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Even as a boy growing up amid the green hills of rural Pennsylvania, Robert W. Black knew he was destined to become a Ranger. With their three-hundred-year history of peerless courage and independence of spirit, Rangers are a uniquely American brand of soldier, one foot in the military, one in the wilderness—and that is what fired Black’s imagination. In this searing, inspiring memoir, Black recounts how he devoted himself, body and soul, to his proud service as an elite U. S. Army Ranger in Korea and Vietnam—and what those years have taught him about himself, his country, and our future. Born at the start of the Great Depression, Black grew up on a farm at a time of great hardship but also tremendous national determination. He was a kid who toughened up fast, who learned the hard way to rely on his strength and his wits, who saw the country go to war with Germany and Japan and wept because he was too young to serve. As soon as the army would take him, Black enlisted. And as soon as he could muscle his way in, he became a Ranger. As a private first class in the 82d Airborne Division headquarters, Black withstood the humiliations of enlisted service in the peacetime brown-shoe army. When the Korean War began, he volunteered and trained to be an Airborne Ranger. In Korea, this young warrior, his mind and body bursting with the lusts of adolescence, grew up fast, literally in the line of fire. In clean, vivid prose, Black describes the hell of giving his all for a country that lacked the political resolve to give its all to a war against the North Koreans and the Chinese. If Korea was frustrating, Vietnam was maddening. The heart of this book is devoted to the years of action that Black saw in Long An Province starting in 1967. Black writes of the perplexity of collaborating with South Vietnamese officers whose culture and motives he never fully understood; he conjures up the sudden shock of the Tet Offensive and the daily horror of seeing fellow soldiers and innocent civilians slaughtered—sometimes by stray bullets, often by carelessness or treachery. Vietnam challenged everything Black had come to believe in and left him totally unprepared for the hostility he would face when he returned to a war-weary America. Written with extraordinary candor and passion, A Ranger Born is the memoir of a man who dedicated the best of his life to everything that is great and enduring about America. At once intimate in its revelations and universal in its themes, it is a book with profound relevance to our own troubled time in history.
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Download Free Overgrown with Love PDF by Scott Ely Full Book and published by University of Arkansas Press. This book was released on 1993-08-01 with total page 223 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Lead short story featured in 1993 Best American Short Stories A wide variety of characters saunter, stalk, run, and sometimes hide in these lively stories about contemporary Southerners. Their experiences revolve around the way life is felt and the way it is lived, reflecting a gap between the plans we make for ourselves and the way things actually turn out. From the jungles of Vietnam to the bayous of Louisiana, from the French countryside to Vicksburg, Mississippi, Ely’s stories reveal how human beings’ unpredictable, unconscious motivations will have their say no matter what steps are taken to silence them. Certain shadows fall over all the characters—especially the shadows of the Vietnam experience and the struggle between a traditional Southern heritage and the conflicting ideals of contemporary society. The characters in Ely’s stories seem powerless to defend themselves against the ever-changing expectations of a modern life, and yet they gain a new humanity and depth when, with dignity, they embrace their limitations.
Download Free The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Literature PDF by Jay Parini Full Book and published by Oxford University Press on Demand. This book was released on 2004 with total page 2273 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Alphabetically arranged entries include discussions of individual authors, literary movements, institutions, notable texts, literary developments, themes, ethnic literatures, and "topic" essays.
Download Free The Thief's Tale PDF by S.J.A. Turney Full Book and published by Canelo. This book was released on 2017-07-17 with total page 374 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In the first of an extraordinary series from bestseller S.J.A. Turney, the fate of Empire hangs in the balance... Istanbul, 1481: The once great city of Constantine, a strange mix of Christians, Turks and Jews, now forms the heart of the Ottoman empire. The conquest, still a recent memory, means emotions run high; danger is never far away. Skiouros and Lykaion, sons of a Greek farmer, are conscripted into the infamous Janissary guards and taken to Istanbul. As Skiouros escapes into the Greek quarter, Lykaion remains with the slave chain, becomes an Islamic convert and guards the Imperial palace. But one fateful day Skiouros picks the wrong pocket and begins to unravel a plot reaching to the highest peaks of Imperial power... He and his brother are left with the most difficult decision faced by a conquered Greek: is the rule of the Ottoman Sultan is worth saving? The epic and unputdownable first book in S.J.A. Turney’s Ottoman Cycle, The Thief’s Tale is perfect for readers of Simon Scarrow, Conn Iggulden and Bernard Cornwell.