Embracing Defeat: Japan in the Wake of World War II

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ISBN 10 : 9780393345247
Pages : 688 pages
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Download or read book Embracing Defeat: Japan in the Wake of World War II written by John W. Dower and published by W. W. Norton & Company. This book was released on 2000-06-17 with total page 688 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, the 1999 National Book Award for Nonfiction, finalist for the Lionel Gelber Prize and the Kiriyama Pacific Rim Book Prize, Embracing Defeat is John W. Dower's brilliant examination of Japan in the immediate, shattering aftermath of World War II. Drawing on a vast range of Japanese sources and illustrated with dozens of astonishing documentary photographs, Embracing Defeat is the fullest and most important history of the more than six years of American occupation, which affected every level of Japanese society, often in ways neither side could anticipate. Dower, whom Stephen E. Ambrose has called "America's foremost historian of the Second World War in the Pacific," gives us the rich and turbulent interplay between West and East, the victor and the vanquished, in a way never before attempted, from top-level manipulations concerning the fate of Emperor Hirohito to the hopes and fears of men and women in every walk of life. Already regarded as the benchmark in its field, Embracing Defeat is a work of colossal scholarship and history of the very first order. John W. Dower is the Elting E. Morison Professor of History at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is a winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for War Without Mercy.

Wrath of Kings

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ISBN 10 : 9781785072277
Pages : 408 pages
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Download or read book Wrath of Kings written by Philip Photiou and published by New Generation Publishing. This book was released on 2015-12-01 with total page 408 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Wrath of Kings is the first of a three part series set during the wars of the roses, a conflict that decimated the nobility of England and witnessed the birth of a new dynasty. The story follows the fortunes, and misfortunes, of Philip Neville, an outspoken, insubordinate knight and cousin of the Earl of Warwick, from his traumatic experience at Towton to the siege of Bamburgh Castle, four years later. As the story progresses the rebellious Philip Neville is drawn deeper into a world of deceit, treachery and murder.

Requiem for a Nun

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ISBN 10 : 9781446485651
Pages : 256 pages
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Download or read book Requiem for a Nun written by William Faulkner and published by Random House. This book was released on 2013-07-05 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 'The past is never dead. It's not even past.' Nancy, a black nursemaid, is about to be hanged for killing her mistress's baby. The mother, Temple Drake, knows the reason why. The night before the execution, a lawyer pleads with Temple to intercede, but will the past allow for justice or absolution in the present? Switching between narrative prose and play script, this is Faulkner's haunting sequel to his earlier bestseller, Sanctuary.

Requiem for a Lost City

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ISBN 10 : 0865546223
Pages : 213 pages
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Download or read book Requiem for a Lost City written by Sarah Conley Clayton and published by Mercer University Press. This book was released on 1999 with total page 213 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Requiem for a Lost City shows us the reality of Civil War Atlanta from the eve of secession to the memorials for the fallen, through the memories of a participant. Sallie Clayton would have been the same age as the fictional Scarlett O'Hara during the Civil War. Sallie Clayton's memoirs, however, are not a work of fiction but bittersweet reminiscences of growing up in a doomed city in the midst of losing a war. Although her memoirs provide invaluable detail on Civil War Atlanta, they also tell of her personal experiences on a plantation in Montgomery, Alabama, and in postwar Augusta and Athens. Sallie Clayton belonged to one of Georgia's wealthiest and most prominent families. Her memoirs are colored by the losses suffered by her family. Robert Davis's introduction to this work illustrates the background of the Claytons, Sallie's writings, and Civil War Atlanta, providing a balanced account of life at "the crossroads of the Confederacy." The introduction also provides a corrective to the popular, Gone With the Wind view of Civil War Atlanta.

Requiem for the Phoenix

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ISBN 10 : 9780595403196
Pages : 476 pages
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Download or read book Requiem for the Phoenix written by Skip Allen and published by iUniverse. This book was released on 2006-08 with total page 476 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Action-packed, well-woven reading . . . will leave readers wondering how safe they are in the post-9/11 era, and how much their government is really telling them." -Foreword /Clarion Review "The author delivers a . . . stirring thriller that relies on political maneuvering . . . just as much as action." -KIRKUS REVIEWS "Scheming politicians, spies, terrorists, and clandestine power brokers converge in . . . Requiem for the Phoenix." -Blueink Review Two years have passed since the Phoenix operation - al Qaida's secret attack on the American Heartland with a biological weapon of mass destruction. Since then, al Qaida has undergone an unexpected reversal. They broadcast a series of strange messages, offering - with one hand - an olive branch of peace to end terrorism and help support the U.S. president's worldwide democratic reforms. In al Qaida's other hand, however, is their secret plot to launch the second phase of the Phoenix operation - a series of attacks comprising their most devastating wave of terror since 9/11. As the suspense-filled plot unfolds across three continents, al Qaida stops at nothing to make America and the free world yield to their fanatical domination.

A Requiem for Karl Marx

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Publisher : Harvard University Press
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ISBN 10 : 0674763270
Pages : 272 pages
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Download or read book A Requiem for Karl Marx written by Frank E. Manuel and published by Harvard University Press. This book was released on 1997-09 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: As Karl Marx the icon has fallen along with so many communist regimes, we are left with the mystery of Karl Marx the man, the complexities of a life that has profoundly affected millions. A Requiem for Karl Marx is Frank Manuel's searching meditation on that life, a learned and elegantly written engagement with the man and his work. Manuel gives us a psychological portrait rendered with sympathy and critical detachment, a probing look at the connections between the private drama of Marx's life and his revolutionary ideas. Manuel pursues these connections from Marx's adolescence and education in Trier through his university studies, marriage to a German baroness, and early affiliation with French and German radical groups. Here we see Marx in moments of youthful rapture, in periods of despair, in maneuvers of blatant hypocrisy, in outbursts of self-mockery. We follow his involuted response to his status as a converted Jew, observe the psychic toll of debilitating bouts of illness, and witness the shattering effects of his aggressive, often brutal conduct toward friend and foe alike. Manuel analyzes in intricate detail the central role of Marx's enduring relationship with Friedrich Engels, which appears to transcend the bounds of friendship, and his changing behavior toward his wife, Jenny, the neurotic and tragic figure who shared his dismal London exile. What becomes clear in this narrative is the link between Marx's personal life and his ideas about class struggle, revolutionary strategy, and utopia--as well as the impact of his personal vision and political tactics on the movements that followed him, down to our day.

The Word that Causes Death's Defeat

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Publisher : Yale University Press
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ISBN 10 : 0300103778
Pages : 326 pages
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Download or read book The Word that Causes Death's Defeat written by Anna Andreevna Akhmatova and published by Yale University Press. This book was released on 2004-01-01 with total page 326 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Anna Akhmatova (1889–1966), one of twentieth-century Russia’s greatest poets, was viewed as a dangerous element by post-Revolution authorities. One of the few unrepentant poets to survive the Bolshevik revolution and subsequent Stalinist purges, she set for herself the artistic task of preserving the memory of pre-Revolutionary cultural heritage and of those who had been silenced. This book presents Nancy K. Anderson’s superb translations of three of Akhmatova’s most important poems: Requiem, a commemoration of the victims of Stalin’s Terror; The Way of All the Earth, a work to which the poet returned repeatedly over the last quarter-century of her life and which combines Old Russian motifs with the modernist search for a lost past; and Poem Without a Hero, widely admired as the poet’s magnum opus. Each poem is accompanied by extensive commentary. The complex and allusive Poem Without a Hero is also provided with an extensive critical commentary that draws on the poet’s manuscripts and private notebooks. Anderson offers relevant facts about the poet’s life and an overview of the political and cultural forces that shaped her work. The resulting volume enables English-language readers to gain a deeper level of understanding of Akhmatova’s poems and how and why they were created.

Requiem for a Lightweight

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ISBN 10 : 1551642069
Pages : 220 pages
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Download or read book Requiem for a Lightweight written by Trevor Harrison and published by Black Rose Books Ltd.. This book was released on 2002 with total page 220 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This is the story of Stockwell Day--a small-town politician of modest accomplishments--whom the big boys with the big money, and the handlers with the smarts, thought could be sold as the Great Right Hope. This book chronicles it all: the people, personalities, and politics. Throughout, the question of media image is placed front and centre as the book explores the growing problem of rational democratic politics in an era of celebrity, image, and instant culture.

A Victorious Defeat

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ISBN 10 : NYPL:33433084129539
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Download or read book A Victorious Defeat written by Charles Wolcott Balestier and published by . This book was released on 1886 with total page 349 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Requiem for a Nun

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ISBN 10 : UOM:39015003343749
Pages : 537 pages
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Download or read book Requiem for a Nun written by Noel Polk and published by . This book was released on 1979 with total page 537 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

The Long Defeat

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ISBN 10 : 9780190239183
Pages : 256 pages
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Download or read book The Long Defeat written by Akiko Hashimoto and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2015-05-05 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In The Long Defeat, Akiko Hashimoto explores the stakes of war memory in Japan after its catastrophic defeat in World War II, showing how and why defeat has become an indelible part of national collective life, especially in recent decades. Divisive war memories lie at the root of the contentious politics surrounding Japan's pacifist constitution and remilitarization, and fuel the escalating frictions in East Asia known collectively as Japan's "history problem." Drawing on ethnography, interviews, and a wealth of popular memory data, this book identifies three preoccupations - national belonging, healing, and justice - in Japan's discourses of defeat. Hashimoto uncovers the key war memory narratives that are shaping Japan's choices - nationalism, pacifism, or reconciliation - for addressing the rising international tensions and finally overcoming its dark history.

Beat Culture

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Publisher : ABC-CLIO
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ISBN 10 : 9781851094004
Pages : 392 pages
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Download or read book Beat Culture written by William Lawlor and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2005 with total page 392 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The coverage of this book ranges from Jack Kerouac's tales of freedom-seeking Bohemian youth to the frenetic paintings of Jackson Pollock, including 60 years of the Beat Generation and the artists of the Age of Spontaneity. * Over 250 A–Z entries on the most important people, places, movements, themes, and scholarship, including entries on related cultural movements outside the United States, which set the Beats in an international context * A chronology highlighting artistic and historical events including the legendary poetry reading by Allen Ginsberg, Gary Snyder, and others at the 6 Gallery * Over 40 illustrations of Beat clothing, the Beat "pad," and the styles and tastes of the period * Images of the most photographed literary group in history and maps of their travels, such as Jack Kerouac and his legendary freight train journeys across the United States and Mexico

Dragonlore: The Complete Trilogy (World of Requiem)

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Publisher : Moonclipse
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ISBN 10 : 9781927601051
Pages : 740 pages
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Download or read book Dragonlore: The Complete Trilogy (World of Requiem) written by Daniel Arenson and published by Moonclipse. This book was released on 2014-02-14 with total page 740 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Dragonlore, an epic fantasy trilogy, tells the story of Requiem -- an ancient kingdom whose people can grow wings, breathe fire, and take flight as dragons. This collection includes all three Dragonlore novels. Book 1: A Dawn of Dragonfire -- Queen Solina, a desert tyrant, leads an army of phoenixes. She invades Requiem, vowing to destroy it. Requiem's people can become dragons, but how can they defeat the phoenixes, beasts woven of sunfire? Book 2: A Day of Dragon Blood -- Solina raises new champions: the wyverns, creatures of iron scales and leathern wings. From their maws spews acid to eat through stone, steel, and dragon flesh. When the wyverns attack, can Requiem survive? Book 3: A Night of Dragon Wings -- Vowing to kill every dragon, Solina summons her greatest warriors: the nephilim, the spawn of demons and their mortal brides. As ancient evil engulfs the world, Requiem's dragons roar, blow their fire, and fly to their last stand. Dragonlore -- an epic fantasy trilogy. For fans of dragons, shapeshifters, swords and sorcery, A Game of Thrones, Eragon, The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. ____________ THE REQUIEM SERIES: Dawn of Dragons Book 1: Requiem's Song Book 2: Requiem's Hope Book 3: Requiem's Prayer Song of Dragons Book 1: Blood of Requiem Book 2: Tears of Requiem Book 3: Light of Requiem Dragonlore Book 1: A Dawn of Dragonfire Book 2: A Day of Dragon Blood Book 3: A Night of Dragon Wings The Dragon War Book 1: A Legacy of Light Book 2: A Birthright of Blood Book 3: A Memory of Fire Requiem for Dragons Book 1: Dragons Lost Book 2: Dragons Reborn Book 3: Dragons Rising Flame of Requiem Book 1: Forged in Dragonfire Book 2: Crown of Dragonfire Book 3: Pillars of Dragonfire Dragonfire Rain Book 1: Blood of Dragons Book 2: Rage of Dragons Book 3: Flight of Dragons

Requiem for a Flower Child

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ISBN 10 : 9781603064026
Pages : 126 pages
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Download or read book Requiem for a Flower Child written by Warren Trest and published by NewSouth Books. This book was released on 2015-07-01 with total page 126 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A dying blues singer is murdered and private detective Jake Falcon, introduced in author Warren Trest's Missing in Paradise, goes all out to track down the killer and find the victim’s daughter, who seems not to exist. The search leads to the dregs of a black-market adoption ring that once flourished within the shadows of the segregated South. An underworld syndicate of hardened criminals (drug smugglers, human traffickers, murderers, and militant white supremacists), led by vicious, one-eyed Willie Abraham, stands in Falcon’s way and leaves a trail of dead bodies to deter him. Crime-busting former Governor John Patterson brings a powerful ally to Falcon’s side when he joins the battle to bring down Abraham’s army of thugs and rescue Falcon to fight another day.

Requiem for a Lost Empire

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ISBN 10 : 9780743453622
Pages : 256 pages
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Download or read book Requiem for a Lost Empire written by Andrei Makine and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2003-04-22 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Ranging from the time of the czar to the fall of Communism, this multigenerational saga follows the lives and fortunes of one Russian family over the course of eighty turbulent years.

Russian TV Series in the Era of Transition

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Publisher : Academic Studies PRess
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ISBN 10 : 9781644696460
Pages : 300 pages
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Download or read book Russian TV Series in the Era of Transition written by Alexander Prokhorov and published by Academic Studies PRess. This book was released on 2021-12-14 with total page 300 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Russian TV Series in the Era of Transition examines contemporary Russian television genres in the age of transition from broadcast to post-broadcast television. Focusing on critical debates and the most significant TV series of the past two decades, the volume’s contributors—the leading US and European scholars studying Russian television, as well as the leading Russian TV producers and directors—focus on three major issues: Russian television’s transition to digital post-broadcast economy, which redefined the media environment; Russian television’s integration into global television markets and their genre systems; and major changes in the representation of gender and sexuality on Russian television.

The Sports Film

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ISBN 10 : 9780231850575
Pages : 144 pages
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Download or read book The Sports Film written by Bruce Babington and published by Columbia University Press. This book was released on 2014-03-18 with total page 144 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: After covering the genre's early history and theorizing its general characteristics, this volume then focuses on specific instances of sports films, such as the biopic, the sports history film, the documentary, the fan film, the boxing film, and explores issues such as gender, race, spectacle and silent comedy. Four major films are then closely analysed – Chariots of Fire, Field of Dreams, the Indian cricket epic Lagaan, and Oliver Stone's Any Given Sunday. While recording American film's importance to the genre, the book resists the conventional over-concentration on American cinema and sports by its attention to other cinemas, for example the British, Indian, Australian, South Korean, Thai, German, New Zealand, Spanish, and so on, with the many different sports they depict.