War as I Knew it

Author: George Smith Patton,Paul Donal Harkins

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780395735299

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 425

View: 7932

Transcripts from General Patten's war diary covering his campaigns in Sicily, France, and Germany

The Great War as I Saw It

Author: Frederick George Scott

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 0773596526

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 327

View: 463

A fifty-three-year-old Anglican priest and poet when the First World War broke out, Frederick George Scott was an improbable volunteer, but also an invaluable war memoirist about life at the front. Enlisting at the very beginning of the conflict and serving on the Western Front until the Armistice, Scott became the most decorated Canadian chaplain. A High Anglican and staunch British imperialist described by one of his fellow officers as "an old snob of the old school," Scott also defied stereotypes, often rejecting the privileges he was entitled to as an officer and insisting on being at the frontlines with the rank-and-file soldiers, with whom he felt genuine kinship. As a result, he was seriously wounded in the autumn of 1918, near the end of the war. The Great War as I Saw It is an idiosyncratic portrait by a man of strong religious convictions witnessing the horror of modern warfare. In evocative prose shaped by his background as a poet, Scott moves between lighthearted moments and dark tragedy, including his wrenching account of searching for his own son’s body in a ruined battlefield. Rich in detail, it is one of the most diverse and complete first-hand accounts of the war ever published.

India as I Knew it


Author: Michael O'Dwyer

Publisher: Mittal Publications


Category: Great Britain

Page: 464

View: 5590

Law, Science, Liberalism, and the American Way of Warfare

Author: Stephanie Carvin,Michael John Williams

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107067170

Category: History

Page: 211

View: 5193

Founded and rooted in Enlightenment values, the United States is caught between two conflicting imperatives when it comes to war: achieving perfect security through the annihilation of threats; and a requirement to conduct itself in a liberal and humane manner. In order to reconcile these often clashing requirements, the US has often turned to its scientists and laboratories to find strategies and weapons that are both decisive and humane. In effect, a modern faith in science and technology to overcome life's problems has been utilized to create a distinctly 'American Way of Warfare'. Carvin and Williams provide a framework to understand the successes and failures of the US in the wars it has fought since the days of the early Republic through to the War on Terror. It is the first book of its kind to combine a study of technology, law and liberalism in American warfare.

Marketplace Miracles

Extraordinary Stories of Marketplace Turnarounds Transforming Businesses, Schools and Communities

Author: Rick Heeren

Publisher: Revell

ISBN: 1441225234

Category: Religion

Page: 240

View: 7677

When the New York Times wrote a front-page account of Elk River, Minnesota's faith-filled transformation, Rick Heeren was the city's leader behind the scenes. Here, he shares his story and many other motivating how-to accounts of businesses, schools, and communities that have put God at the center of their vision and seen miraculous turnarounds. See how one company in Minnesota planted 600 churches in the Ukraine. Discover how a real estate developer turned a foreclosed mall into a focal point that would change a city. Learn how one woman's self-published book blossomed into a movie, and how a pastor's idea for a motion picture camera led to $200 million to make his first major film. Heeren also shares practical ideas for readers who catch his enthusiasm and passion for bringing about transformation in their own communities. After reading Heeren's book, you'll see why with God, nothing is impossible!

As I Knew Him

My Dad, Rod Serling

Author: Anne Serling

Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.

ISBN: 0806536748

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 304

View: 7428

"A haunting and beautifully written memoir about the creator of The Twilight Zone." --Robert Redford "Beautifully written. . .I laughed and I cried. I plan to read it again once I catch my breath." --Carol Burnett In this intimate, lyrical memoir about her iconic father, Anne Serling reveals the fun-loving dad and family man behind the imposing figure the public saw hosting The Twilight Zone each week. After his unexpected, early death, Anne, just 20, was left stunned. But through talking to his friends, poring over old correspondence, and recording her childhood memories, Anne not only found solace, but gained a deeper understanding of this remarkable man. Now she shares her discoveries, along with personal photos, revealing letters, and scenes of his childhood, war years, and their family's time together. A tribute to Rod Serling's legacy as a visionary, storyteller, and humanist, As I Knew Him is also a moving testament to the love between fathers and daughters. "A tender, thoughtful and very personal portrait of American genius Rod Serling." --Alice Hoffman "Richly told. . .a haunting memoir about grief, creativity, and a father-daughter bond as memorable and magical as any Twilight Zone episode." --Caroline Leavitt "Filled with anecdotes and self-reflection. . .Serling still casts an outsized shadow." --Variety "Lush memories of a remarkable father and adept analysis of his work." --Kirkus Reviews

Charles Dickens as I Knew Him

The Story of the Reading Tours in Great Britain and America 1866-1870

Author: George Dolby

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108039790

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 486

View: 8822

This fascinating account of Dickens' successful reading tours in Britain and America was published by his manager in 1885.

Delius as I Knew Him

Author: Eric Fenby

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486280424

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 262

View: 2726

An intimate portrait of Delius by the man who notated many of the disabled composer's last works. Includes 33 musical examples.

A People's History for the Classroom

Author: Bill Bigelow

Publisher: Rethinking Schools

ISBN: 0942961390

Category: Education

Page: 109

View: 5924

Presents a collection of lessons and activities for teaching American history for students in middle school and high school.

War Child

A Child Soldier's Story

Author: Emmanuel Jal

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9781429918756

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

View: 3144

In the mid-1980s, Emmanuel Jal was a seven year old Sudanese boy, living in a small village with his parents, aunts, uncles, and siblings. But as Sudan's civil war moved closer—with the Islamic government seizing tribal lands for water, oil, and other resources—Jal's family moved again and again, seeking peace. Then, on one terrible day, Jal was separated from his mother, and later learned she had been killed; his father Simon rose to become a powerful commander in the Christian Sudanese Liberation Army, fighting for the freedom of Sudan. Soon, Jal was conscripted into that army, one of 10,000 child soldiers, and fought through two separate civil wars over nearly a decade. But, remarkably, Jal survived, and his life began to change when he was adopted by a British aid worker. He began the journey that would lead him to change his name and to music: recording and releasing his own album, which produced the number one hip-hop single in Kenya, and from there went on to perform with Moby, Bono, Peter Gabriel, and other international music stars. Shocking, inspiring, and finally hopeful, War Child is a memoir by a unique young man, who is determined to tell his story and in so doing bring peace to his homeland.