Last Stands Why Men Fight When All Is Lost

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Last Stands

Last Stands Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Michael Walsh
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"A philosophical and spiritual defense of the premodern world, of the tragic view, of physical courage, and of masculinity and self-sacrifice in an age when those ancient virtues are too often caricatured and dismissed." —Victor Davis Hanson Award-winning author Michael Walsh celebrates the masculine attributes of heroism that forged American civilization and Western culture by exploring historical battles in which soldiers chose death over dishonor in Last Stands: Why Men Fight When All Is Lost. In our contemporary era, men are increasingly denied their heritage as warriors. A survival instinct that’s part of the human condition, the drive to wage war is natural. Without war, the United States would not exist. The technology that has eased manual labor, extended lifespans, and become an integral part of our lives and culture has often evolved from wartime scientific advancements. War is necessary to defend the social and political principles that define the virtues and freedoms of America and other Western nations. We should not be ashamed of the heroes who sacrificed their lives to build a better world. We should be honoring them. The son of a Korean War veteran of the Inchon landing and the battle of the Chosin Reservoir with the U.S. Marine Corps, Michael Walsh knows all about heroism, valor, and the call of duty that requires men to fight for something greater than themselves to protect their families, fellow countrymen, and most of all their fellow soldiers. In Last Stands, Walsh reveals the causes and outcomes of more than a dozen battles in which a small fighting force refused to surrender to a far larger force, often dying to the last man. From the Spartans’ defiance at Thermopylae and Roland’s epic defense of Charlemagne’s rear guard at Ronceveaux Pass, through Santa Anna’s siege of the Alamo defended by Davy Crockett and Jim Bowie to the skirmish at Little Big Horn between Crazy Horse’s Sioux nation and George Armstrong Custer’s Seventh Calvary, to the Soviets’ titanic struggle against the German Wehrmacht at Stalingrad, and more, Walsh reminds us all of the debt we owe to heroes willing to risk their lives against overwhelming odds—and how these sacrifices and battles are not only a part of military history but our common civilizational heritage.

Une colère noire. Lettre à mon fils

Une colère noire. Lettre à mon fils Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Ta-Nehisi Coates
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Une colère noire. Lettre à mon fils by Ta-Nehisi Coates Summary

Voilà ce qu’il faut que tu saches : en Amérique, la destruction du corps noir est une tradition – un héritage. Je ne voudrais pas que tu te couches dans un rêve. Je voudrais que tu sois un citoyen de ce monde beau et terrible à la fois, un citoyen conscient. J’ai décidé de ne rien te cacher. "Je me suis demandé qui remplirait le vide intellectuel après la mort de James Baldwin. Sans aucun doute, c’est Ta-Nehisi Coates... Une lecture indispensable." Toni Morrison, Prix Nobel de Littérature. National Book Award 2015

Toute la lumière que nous ne pouvons voir

Toute la lumière que nous ne pouvons voir Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Valérie Malfoy,Anthony Doerr
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Toute la lumière que nous ne pouvons voir by Valérie Malfoy,Anthony Doerr Summary

Véritable phénomène d'édition aux États-Unis, salué par l'ensemble de la presse comme le meilleur roman de l'année, le livre d'Anthony Doerr possède la puissance et le souffle des chefs-d'oeuvre. Magnifiquement écrit, captivant de bout en bout, il nous entraîne, du Paris de l'Occupation à l'effervescence de la Libération, dans le sillage de deux héros dont la guerre va bouleverser l'existence : Marie-Laure, une jeune aveugle, réfugiée avec son père à Saint-Malo, et Werner, un orphelin, véritable génie des transmissions électromagnétiques, dont les talents sont exploités par la Wehrmacht pour briser la Résistance. En entrecroisant avec une maîtrise éblouissante le destin de ces deux personnages, ennemis malgré eux, dans le décor crépusculaire d'une ville pilonnée par les bombes, Anthony Doerr dessine une fresque d'une beauté envoûtante. Bien plus qu'un roman sur la guerre, Toute la lumière que nous ne pouvons voir est une réflexion profonde sur le destin et la condition humaine. La preuve que même les heures les plus sombres ne pourront parvenir à détruire la beauté du monde. « La force physique et émotionnelle d'un chef-d'oeuvre. » Library Journal

Trump par Trump - Autobiographie

Trump par Trump - Autobiographie Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Donald Trump
Editor: L\'Archipel
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Il fascine, irrite, effraie, intrigue... Adulé par certains, vilipendé par d'autres, Donald Trump ne laisse personne indi érent. Il a surtout déjoué tous les pronostics. Personne ne le voyait franchir les portes de la Maison Blanche le 20 janvier 2017. Lui a toujours cru en ses chances: tel un rouleau compresseur, il a éliminé ses concurrents un à un. Les secrets de sa réussite? Avoir foi en soi, en ses projets, ne jamais renoncer, tout mettre en oeuvre pour atteindre son but. Ces mêmes techniques, il les appliquait déjà dans ses a aires dans les années 1980. À plusieurs reprises, le magnat de l'immobilier a subi des revers, mais il s'est toujours relevé pour aller plus haut. À l'image des gratte-ciel qu'il a érigés à Manhattan et ailleurs. Parue alors qu'il avait 40 ans, cette autobiographie permet de comprendre comment Donald Trump plani e ses coups, attaque, recule... pour mieux tordre le bras de ses adversaires. Une lecture indispensable pour décoder le comportement de l'homme qui est désormais à la tête de la première puissance mondiale.

Harry Potter à L'école des Sorciers

Harry Potter à L'école des Sorciers Pdf/ePub eBook Author: J.K. Rowling
Editor: Pottermore Publishing
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Harry Potter à L'école des Sorciers by J.K. Rowling Summary

Le jour de ses onze ans, Harry Potter, un orphelin élevé par un oncle et une tante qui le détestent, voit son existence bouleversée. Un géant vient le chercher pour l’emmener à Poudlard, une école de sorcellerie! Voler en balai, jeter des sorts, combattre les trolls : Harry Potter se révèle un sorcier doué. Mais un mystère entoure sa naissance et l’effroyable V..., le mage dont personne n’ose prononcer le nom. Amitié, surprises, dangers, scènes comiques, Harry découvre ses pouvoirs et la vie à Poudlard. Le premier tome des aventures du jeune héros vous ensorcelle aussitôt!

Le Chant d'Achille

Le Chant d'Achille Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Christine Auché,Madeline Miller
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Patrocle, jeune prince maladroit, part en exil à la cour du roi Pélé. Il y rencontre Achille, son exact contraire, doué pour tout ce qu'il entreprend. Malgré leurs différences, les deux jeunes hommes deviennent inséparables. Le destin les mènent à la guerre de Troie. La violence des Dieux et des hommes fera de leur histoire un drame. Madeline Miller, professeur de grec ancien et spécialiste de Shakespeare, revisite L'Iliade pour en tirer un grand roman d'apprentissage et une poignante tragédie amoureuse.

La semaine de 4 heures

La semaine de 4 heures Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Timothy Ferriss
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Vous rêvez d'échapper à la routine du métro-boulot-dodo, de gagner de l'argent sans vous épuiser à la tâche, ou tout simplement de vivre mieux en travaillant moins ? Alors, voici ce que vous apprendra ce livre : • comment vous organiser pour gagner en un mois, à raison de 4 heures par semaine, le salaire que vous gagnez jusqu’à présent en un an ; • comment rejoindre les Nouveaux Bienheureux, qui réalisent leurs rêves et jouissent de la vie sans attendre une hypothétique retraite. Plus de bon temps, plus d’argent, plus de mobilité : ce livre est un véritable manifeste pour un changement radical de mode de vie. La recette de Timothy Ferriss est fondée sur sa propre expérience. Il vous démontrera qu’il est possible de diviser par deux sa masse de travail en identifiant les tâches essentielles et les plus rentables, d’utiliser l’assistanat à distance pour mettre en place un « management par l’absence », de cultiver l’ignorance sélective grâce à une diète d’informations... et ceci dans un unique but : mener une belle carrière d’entrepreneur en travaillant seulement 4 heures par semaine ! Cette nouvelle édition contient les témoignages de lecteurs qui ont doublé leurs revenus, délégué la plus grande partie de leurs tâches et réinventé leur vie après avoir lu ce livre. Vous y trouverez des procédures types pour vous libérer de votre dépendance aux mails, apprendre à négocier avec vos clients difficiles, ou rédiger une proposition de télétravail à l’attention de votre patron... Ainsi que les dernières astuces de Timothy Ferriss pour vivre comme un diplomate ou un millionnaire, sans être ni l’un ni l’autre !

Skully Fourbery (Tome 1)

Skully Fourbery (Tome 1) Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Derek Landy
Editor: Gallimard Jeunesse
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Une galerie de héros irrésistibles et une bonne dose d'humour noir pour une histoire sombre et palpitante. Fantastique, enquête et aventures sont au rendez-vous. 'Skully Fourbery' a été sélectionné par la rédaction du 'Publishers Weekly' comme l'un des vingt meilleurs titres parus en 2007 aux USA. Prix Intercollèges 2009 catégorie 4ème/3ème.

Last Stands from the Alamo to Benghazi

Last Stands from the Alamo to Benghazi Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Frank Wetta,Martin Novelli
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Last Stands from the Alamo to Benghazi by Frank Wetta,Martin Novelli Summary

Last Stands from the Alamo to Benghazi examines how filmmakers teach Americans about the country’s military past. Examining twenty-three representative war films and locating them in their cultural and military landscape, the authors argue that Hollywood’s view of American military history has evolved in two phases. The first phase, extending from the very beginnings of filmmaking to the Korean War, projected an essential patriotic triumphalism. The second phase, from the Korean and Vietnam Wars to the present, reflects a retreat from consensus and reflexive patriotism. In describing these phases, the authors address recurring themes such as the experience of war and combat, the image of the American war hero, race, gender, national myths, and more. With helpful film commentaries that extend the discussion through popular movie narratives, this book is essential for anyone interested in American military and film history.

The Great Rebellion

The Great Rebellion Pdf/ePub eBook Author: H.J. Tyler
Editor: Рипол Классик
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The Lost Parchment

The Lost Parchment Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Fergus Hume
Editor: Good Press
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"The Lost Parchment" by Fergus Hume. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Micah Clarke

Micah Clarke Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
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Micah Clarke is a historical adventure novel by British author Arthur Conan Doyle, published in 1889 and set during the Monmouth Rebellion of 1685 in England. The book is a bildungsroman whose protagonist, Micah Clarke, begins as a boy seeking adventure in a rather romantic and naive way, falls under the influence of an older and vastly experienced, world-weary soldier of fortune, and becomes a grown up after numerous experiences, some of them very harrowing. In the process the book also records much of the history of the Monmouth Rebellion, from the point of view of someone living in 17th century England.

Nurse and Spy in the Union Army

Nurse and Spy in the Union Army Pdf/ePub eBook Author: S. Emma E. Edmonds
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"Nurse and Spy in the Union Army" by S. Emma E. Edmonds. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

The Lost Continent

The Lost Continent Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Charles John Cutcliffe Wright Hyne
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The finest tale ever written of fabled Atlantis, The Lost Continent is a sweeping, fiery saga of the last days of the doomed land. Atlantis, at the height of its power and glory, is without equal. It has established far-flung colonies in Egypt and Central America, and its mighty navies patrol the seas. The priests of Atlantis channel the elemental powers of the universe, and a powerful monarch rules from a staggeringly beautiful city of pyramids and shining temples clustered around a sacred mountain. Mighty Atlantis is also decaying and corrupt. Its people are growing soft and decadent, and many live in squalor. Rebellion is in the air, and prophecies of doom ring forth. Into this epic drama of the end of time stride two memorable characters: the warrior-priest Deucalion, stern, just, and loyal, and the Empress Phorenice, brilliant, ambitious, and passionate. The old and new Atlantis collide in a titanic showdown between Deucalion and Phorenice, a struggle that soon affects the destiny of an entire civilization.

A History of the United States

A History of the United States Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Cecil Chesterton
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"A History of the United States" by Cecil Chesterton. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

The Everlasting Man (Illustrated & Annotated)

The Everlasting Man (Illustrated & Annotated) Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Gilbert Keith Chesterton
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Your Special Illustrated & Annotated edition includes: • Bibliography of G. K. Chesterton since 1980 – MLA 7th edition format for quick research! • 11 brand new line art Chisel DrawingsTM of Chesterton through his life by sequential artist Lucio Marcetti • Exclusive biography “The Boyhood Days of G.K. Chesterton” C.S. Lewis, author of the Chronicles of Narnia series, regarded Chesterton's humble defense of Christianity as having 'baptised' his intellect. "The best popular apologetic I know" - C.S. Lewis

We'll Always Have the Movies

We'll Always Have the Movies Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Robert L. McLaughlin,Sally E. Parry
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We’ll Always Have the Movies explores how movies made in Hollywood during World War II were vehicles for helping Americans understand the war. Far from being simplistic, flag-waving propaganda designed to evoke emotional reactions, these films offered audiences narrative structures that formed a foundation for grasping the nuances of war. These films asked audiences to consider the implications of the Nazi threat, they put a face on both our enemies and allies, and they explored changing wartime gender roles. We’ll Always Have the Movies reveals how film after film repeated the narratives, character types, and rhetoric that made the war and each American’s role in it comprehensible. Robert L. McLaughlin and Sally E. Parry have screened more than 600 movies made between 1937 and 1946—including many never before discussed in this context—and have analyzed the cultural and historical importance of these films in explaining the war to moviegoers. Pre-Pearl Harbor films such as Sergeant York, Foreign Correspondent, and The Great Dictator established the rationale for the war in Europe. After the United States entered the war, films such as Air Force, So Proudly We Hail! and Back to Bataan conveyed reasons for U.S. involvement in the Pacific. The Hitler Gang, Sahara, and Bataan defined our enemies; and Mrs. Miniver, Mission to Moscow, and Dragon Seed defined our allies. Some movies—The Miracle of Morgan’s Creek, Hail the Conquering Hero, and Lifeboat among them—explored homefront anxieties about the war’s effects on American society. Of the many films that sought to explain the politics behind and the social impact of the war—and why it concerned Americans—Casablanca is perhaps one of the most widely recognized. McLaughlin and Parry argue that Rick’s Café Américain serves as a United Nations, sheltering characters who represent countries being oppressed by Germany. At Rick’s, these characters learn that they share a common love of freedom, which is embodied in patriotism; from this commonality, they overcome their differences and work together to solve a conflict that affects them all. As the representative American, Rick Blain (Humphrey Bogart) cannot idly stand by in the face of injustice, and he ultimately sides with those being oppressed. Bogart’s character is a metaphor for America, which could also come out of its isolationism to be a true world leader and unite with its allies to defeat a common enemy. Collectively, Hollywood’s war-era films created a mythic history of the war that, even today, has more currency than the actual events of World War II.

A Companion to Custer and the Little Bighorn Campaign

A Companion to Custer and the Little Bighorn Campaign Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Brad D. Lookingbill
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
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An accessible and authoritative overview of the scholarship that has shaped our understanding of one of the most iconic battles in the history of the American West Combines contributions from an array of respected scholars, historians, and battlefield scientists Outlines the political and cultural conditions that laid the foundation for the Centennial Campaign and examines how George Armstrong Custer became its figurehead Provides a detailed analysis of the battle maneuverings at Little Bighorn, paying special attention to Indian testimony from the battlefield Concludes with a section examining how the Battle of Little Bighorn has been mythologized and its pervading influence on American culture

AKASHVANI

AKASHVANI Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Publications Division (India), New Delhi
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"Akashvani" (English) is a programme journal of ALL INDIA RADIO, it was formerly known as The Indian Listener. It used to serve the listener as a bradshaw of broadcasting ,and give listener the useful information in an interesting manner about programmes, who writes them, take part in them and produce them along with photographs of performing artists. It also contains the information of major changes in the policy and service of the organisation. The Indian Listener (fortnightly programme journal of AIR in English) published by The Indian State Broadcasting Service, Bombay, started on 22 December, 1935 and was the successor to the Indian Radio Times in English, which was published beginning in July 16 of 1927. From 22 August ,1937 onwards, it used to published by All India Radio, New Delhi. From 1950,it was turned into a weekly journal. Later, The Indian listener became "Akashvani" (English ) w.e.f. January 5, 1958. It was made fortnightly journal again w.e.f July 1,1983. NAME OF THE JOURNAL: AKASHVANI LANGUAGE OF THE JOURNAL: English DATE, MONTH & YEAR OF PUBLICATION: 28 OCTOBER, 1962 PERIODICITY OF THE JOURNAL: Weekly NUMBER OF PAGES: 64 VOLUME NUMBER: Vol. XXVII. No. 43 BROADCAST PROGRAMME SCHEDULE PUBLISHED (PAGE NOS): 9-62 ARTICLE: 1. Growing More Food 2. Tradition and Modernity 3. Higher Ethical Values 4. The Pauranic History of Gujarat 5. Family Life in Russia 6. Meaning of Time AUTHOR: 1. Shri S. K. Patil 2. Dr. Tara Chand 3. Dr. Radhakamal Mukherjee 4. Harkant Shukla 5. A. D. Mani 6. S. A. W. Bokari KEYWORDS : 1. Basic objective,results satisfactory,third plan targets 2. Unpredictable future, clear distinction necessary, Plato’s views 3. Gandhian Way, individual — a moment of mind Dr. Radhakamal Mukherjee Document ID : APE-1962 (S-O) Vol-IV-09 Prasar Bharati Archives has the copyright in all matters published in this “AKASHVANI” and other AIR journals. For reproduction previous permission is essential.

THE INDIAN LISTENER

THE INDIAN LISTENER Pdf/ePub eBook Author: All India Radio (AIR),New Delhi
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The Indian Listener (fortnightly programme journal of AIR in English) published by The Indian State Broadcasting Service,Bombay ,started on 22 December, 1935 and was the successor to the Indian Radio Times in english, which was published beginning in July 16 of 1927. From 22 August ,1937 onwards, it was published by All India Radio,New Delhi.In 1950,it was turned into a weekly journal. Later,The Indian listener became "Akashvani" in January 5, 1958. It was made a fortnightly again on July 1,1983. It used to serve the listener as a bradshaw of broadcasting ,and give listener the useful information in an interesting manner about programmes,who writes them,take part in them and produce them along with photographs of performing artists. It also contains the information of major changes in the policy and service of the organisation. NAME OF THE JOURNAL: The Indian Listener LANGUAGE OF THE JOURNAL: English DATE,MONTH & YEAR OF PUBLICATION: 22-04-1946 PERIODICITY OF THE JOURNAL: Fortnightly NUMBER OF PAGES: 98 VOLUME NUMBER: Vol. XI, No. 9 BROADCAST PROGRAMME SCHEDULE PUBLISHED(PAGE NOS): 19-23, 25, 27, 31-46-90 ARTICLE: Limitation Of Sovereignty AUTHOR: W.C. Wordsworth KEYWORDS: World peace, Universal peace, Geneva, National sovereignty, Internationalism Document ID: INL-1945-46(D-J) Vol-I (09)