The Silence of War

The Silence of War
Author: Terry McGowan
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2016-08-23
ISBN 10: 1101988207
ISBN 13: 9781101988206
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Silence of War Book Review:

With a Foreword by Bill O’Reilly, here is the incredible memoir of a former Marine who returns to combat in Iraq and Afghanistan three decades after leaving the Corps. Terry McGowan had been a beat cop, a Marine captain, and a Special Agent for the FBI before retiring at the age of fifty. But when tragedy struck the United States on September 11th, 2001, Terry felt an undiminished sense of duty to protect and serve his country. Six years later, he was in Iraq as a member of a team of high ranking retired and active duty military working for the highest level of Marine military intelligence. His success in Iraq led to a position as a Law Enforcement Professional with the Marines in Afghanistan. There he found himself the oldest member of a platoon on the front line; a platoon that was understrength and under fire. While an eighteen year old Marine can't look at a crowd of Afghans and pick out the guilty party, with his years of experience in law enforcement, Terry had developed an eye for the "felony look". His training as a Marine Officer combined with his experience as an FBI Agent made him a unique asset as he struggled to keep up with young Marines while they humped over the mountains. In The Silence of War, Terry recounts the many trials of his life of service, providing an intimate glimpse into the horrible realities of modern military conflict. INCLUDES PHOTOS

Into the Silence

Into the Silence
Author: Wade Davis
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 672
Release: 2011-10-18
ISBN 10: 0307700569
ISBN 13: 9780307700568
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Into the Silence Book Review:

The definitive story of the British adventurers who survived the trenches of World War I and went on to risk their lives climbing Mount Everest. On June 6, 1924, two men set out from a camp perched at 23,000 feet on an ice ledge just below the lip of Everest’s North Col. George Mallory, thirty-seven, was Britain’s finest climber. Sandy Irvine was a twenty-two-year-old Oxford scholar with little previous mountaineering experience. Neither of them returned. Drawing on more than a decade of prodigious research, bestselling author and explorer Wade Davis vividly re-creates the heroic efforts of Mallory and his fellow climbers, setting their significant achievements in sweeping historical context: from Britain’s nineteen-century imperial ambitions to the war that shaped Mallory’s generation. Theirs was a country broken, and the Everest expeditions emerged as a powerful symbol of national redemption and hope. In Davis’s rich exploration, he creates a timeless portrait of these remarkable men and their extraordinary times.

Shadows of War

Shadows of War
Author: Efrat Ben-Ze’ev,Ruth Ginio,Jay Winter
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2010-02-25
ISBN 10: 1139484346
ISBN 13: 9781139484343
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Shadows of War Book Review:

Silence lies between forgetting and remembering. This book explores how different societies have constructed silences to enable men and women to survive and make sense of the catastrophic consequences of armed conflict. Using a range of disciplinary approaches, it examines the silences that have followed violence in twentieth-century Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. These essays show that silence is a powerful language of remembrance and commemoration and a cultural practice with its own rules. This broad-ranging book discloses the universality of silence in the ways we think about war through examples ranging from the Spanish Civil War and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict to the Armenian Genocide and South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Bringing together scholarship on varied practices in different cultures, this book breaks new ground in the vast literature on memory, and opens up new avenues of reflection and research on the lingering aftermath of war.

The Silence of Memory

The Silence of Memory
Author: Adrian Gregory
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2014-03-04
ISBN 10: 1472578007
ISBN 13: 9781472578006
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Silence of Memory Book Review:

This book examines how the British people came to terms with the massive trauma of the First World War. Although the literary memory of the war has often been discussed, little has been written on the public ceremonies on and around 11 November which dominated the public memory of the war in the inter-war years. This book aims to remedy the deficiency by showing the pre-eminence of Armistice Day, both in reflecting what people felt about the war and in shaping their memories of it. It shows that this memory was complex rather than simple and that it was continually contested. Finally it seeks to examine the impact of the Second World War on the memory of the First and to show how difficult it is to recapture the idealistic assumptions of a world that believed it had experienced 'the war to end all wars'.

The Silence of the Girls

The Silence of the Girls
Author: Pat Barker
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2018-08-30
ISBN 10: 0241983215
ISBN 13: 9780241983218
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Silence of the Girls Book Review:

A GUARDIAN BEST BOOK OF THE 21ST CENTURY From the Booker Prize-winning author of Regeneration Shortlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction and the Costa Novel Award There was a woman at the heart of the Trojan war whose voice has been silent - till now. Discover the greatest Greek myth of all - retold by the witness that history forgot... 'Magnificent. You are in the hands of a writer at the height of her powers' Evening Standard 'Chilling, powerful, audacious' The Times Briseis was a queen until her city was destroyed. Now she is slave to Achilles, the man who butchered her husband and brothers. Trapped in a world defined by men, can she survive to become the author of her own story?

Breaking the Silence

Breaking the Silence
Author: Ted Barris
Publsiher: Dundurn.com
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2011-10-10
ISBN 10: 0887629598
ISBN 13: 9780887629594
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Breaking the Silence Book Review:

About 25 years ago, Ted Barris began breaking through the silence. Because of his unique interviewing skills, he found that veterans would talk to him, set the record straight and put a face on the service and sacrifice of men and women in uniform.

A Pacifist At War

A Pacifist At War
Author: Ray Jenkins
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2012-07-31
ISBN 10: 1448150647
ISBN 13: 9781448150649
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Pacifist At War Book Review:

One of the last major untold stories of the war, this is the first-hand account of a conscientious objector born into a famous artistic family who, after the death of his brother on active service, decides to fight the Nazis and joins SOE. Barely 28 years of age he ends up as a leader of French resistance, set up by Jean Moulin, whose horrific death features in the story, and heads a massive underground movement of some 20,000 men. The book has been compiled by Ray Jenkins, a distinguished TV, film and radio dramatist from first-hand interviews, with the drama of raids, torture and sudden death ever present - at one point Francis Cammaerts is captured by the Gestapo. There is also an emotional theme as Francis's relationship with his wife, whom he has been able to tell nothing, suffers and he lives closely with the beautiful and legendary agent, Countess Krystina Skarbeck. A genuinely original contribution to the history of the resistance, Ray Jenkins's beautifully told story has been praised by the official historian of wartime intelligence, MRD Foot. Francis Cammaerts died in 2006 at the age of 90 after a distinguished career in education.

The Silence of Fallout

The Silence of Fallout
Author: Michael Blouin,Morgan Shipley,Jack Taylor
Publsiher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Total Pages: 290
Release: 2014-09-26
ISBN 10: 1443868035
ISBN 13: 9781443868037
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Silence of Fallout Book Review:

This collection asks how we are to address the nuclear question in a post-Cold War world. Rather than a temporary fad, Nuclear Criticism perpetually re-surfaces in theoretical circles. Given the recent events at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in Japan, the ripple of anti-nuclear sentiment the event created, as well as the discursive maneuvers that took place in the aftermath, we might pause to reflect upon Nuclear Criticism and its place in contemporary scholarship (and society at-large). Scholars who were active in earlier expressions of Nuclear Criticism converse with emergent scholars likewise striving to negotiate the field moving forward. This volume revolves around these dialogic moments of agreement and departure; refusing the silence of complacency, the authors renew this conversation while taking it in exciting new directions. As political paradigms shift and awareness of nuclear issues manifests in alternative forms, the collected essays establish groundwork for future generations caught in a perpetual struggle with legacies of the nuclear.

Wartime Sexual Violence

Wartime Sexual Violence
Author: Kerry F. Crawford
Publsiher: Georgetown University Press
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2017-09-01
ISBN 10: 1626164673
ISBN 13: 9781626164673
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wartime Sexual Violence Book Review:

Reports of sexual violence in armed conflict frequently appear in political discussions and news media, presenting a stark contrast to a long history of silence and nonrecognition. Conflict-related sexual violence has transitioned rapidly from a neglected human rights issue to an unambiguous security concern on the agendas of powerful states and the United Nations Security Council. Through interviews and primary-source evidence, Kerry F. Crawford investigates the reasons for this dramatic change and the implications of the securitization of sexual violence. Views about wartime sexual violence began changing in the 1990s as a result of the conflicts in the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda and then accelerated in the 2000s. Three case studies—the United States' response to sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the adoption of UN Security Council Resolution 1820 in 2008, and the development of the United Kingdom’s Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict Initiative—illustrate that use of the weapon of war frame does not represent pure co-optation by the security sector. Rather, well-placed advocates have used this frame to advance the antisexual violence agenda while simultaneously working to move beyond the frame’s constraints. This book is a groundbreaking account of the transformation of international efforts to end wartime sexual violence.

A Time of Silence

A Time of Silence
Author: Michael Richards
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 314
Release: 1998-09-17
ISBN 10: 9780521594011
ISBN 13: 0521594014
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Time of Silence Book Review:

An account of the fierce repression and economic misery in wartime Spain 1936-45.

The Story of William the Silent and the Netherland War 1555 1584

The Story of William the Silent and the Netherland War  1555 1584
Author: Mary Olivia Nutting
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 480
Release: 1869
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: CHI:091220570
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Speak Silence

Speak  Silence
Author: Kim Echlin
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2021-03-02
ISBN 10: 0735240620
ISBN 13: 9780735240629
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Speak Silence Book Review:

From the internationally bestselling and Giller-shortlisted author of The Disappeared, an astounding, poetic novel about war and loss, suffering and courage, and the strength of women through it all. It’s been eleven years since Gota has seen Kosmos, yet she still finds herself fantasizing about their intimate year together in Paris. Now it’s 1999 and, working as a journalist, she hears about a film festival in Sarajevo, where she knows Kosmos will be with his theatre company. She takes the assignment to investigate the fallout of the Bosnian war—and to reconnect with the love of her life. But when they are reunited, she finds a man, and a country, altered beyond recognition. Kosmos introduces Gota to Edina, the woman he has always loved. While Gota treads the precarious terrain of her evolving connection to Kosmos, she and Edina forge an unexpected bond. A lawyer and a force to be reckoned with, Edina exposes the sexual violence that she and thousands of others survived in the war. Before long, Gota finds her life entwined with the community of women and travels with them to The Hague to confront their abusers. The events she covers—and the stories she hears—will change her life forever. Written in Kim Echlin’s masterfully luminescent prose, Speak, Silence weaves together the experiences of a resilient sisterhood and tells the story of the real-life trial that would come to shape history. In a heart-wrenching tale of suffering and loss and a beautiful illustration of power and love, Echlin explores what it means to speak out against the very people who would do anything to silence you.

Silence over Dunkerque

Silence over Dunkerque
Author: John R. Tunis
Publsiher: Open Road Media
Total Pages: 218
Release: 2011-07-12
ISBN 10: 1453221174
ISBN 13: 9781453221174
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Silence over Dunkerque Book Review:

John Tunis vividly imagines the drama of Operation Dynamo, the evacuation of Allied forces from Dunkerque Sergeant Edward Williams of the Second Battalion was among the first British troops to land in France, just across the English Channel from his family in Dover, after the declaration of war in September of 1939. Battles have been few and far between since then, in what the Germans have been calling der Sitzkrieg—the sitting war. In May 1940, under the leadership of their new prime minister, Winston Churchill, the British are hoping to stem the tide of Nazi invasion along their southern border. But now, flanked to the east and west by German troops and cut off from the Allies further south, Sergeant Williams and his battalion must retreat to Dunkerque in the north, and escape by sea is their only hope.

Now Silence

Now Silence
Author: Tori Warner Shepard
Publsiher: Sunstone Press
Total Pages: 316
Release: 2011-11-01
ISBN 10: 1611390362
ISBN 13: 9781611390360
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Now Silence Book Review:

In this superbly researched WWII novel, award-winning writer, Tori Warner Shepard, captures the mood of remote Santa Fe, New Mexico as it waits out WWII for the return of her men held in Japanese prison camps. POW Melo Garcia has survived the Bataan Death March in the Philippines but his brother and father have not. Along with 1,500 other American prisoners, he is diseased, tortured, starved, and used as slave labor in a condemned coal mine outside of Nagasaki, Japan. Melo is the last living hope to continue his family's centuries old line for his war-widowed mother, Nicasia, who prays for his return alongside his sweetheart, LaBelle. They have received no reliable news since the surrender to the enemy in 1942. The novel is as much a story of the men's heroism as it is of their Hispanic community which after Pearl Harbor was a distant and a safe refuge from the war, sought out by the US Government as an internment camp for 2,000 Japanese “Isseii” barely a mile from the office of the top-secret Manhattan Project that was developing the atomic bomb to be dropped 20 miles from Melo's prison camp. Add to the mix FBI and counter-intelligence agents, Gringo fanatics opposed to Roosevelt, Melo's “novia” LaBelle and Phyllis, the redheaded bombshell, who challenges her. And Melo himself with his mother who embodies “gracia,” a word that does not translate. This gripping exposition of the Japanese atrocities is even-handed and the characters and personalities on the home front will haunt your memory. TORI WARNER SHEPARD grew up in post-war Japan and since moving to Santa Fe over thirty-five years ago has been absorbed by the story of the POWs, their welcome home, and the effects of the war on a tight isolated community. She has an M.A. in Creative Writing which she has taught, and has published poetry, articles and short stories. Winner of the Mountainland Award for Contemporary Fiction, she has three grown children and lives with her husband in an old adobe.

The Silent War

The Silent War
Author: Frank Füredi
Publsiher: Pluto Press (UK)
Total Pages: 282
Release: 1998-01-01
ISBN 10: 9780745313030
ISBN 13: 0745313035
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Silent War Book Review:

'A critical account of the changing balance of power between western nations and the Third World since the second world war and the unspoken racial fears of ruling elites over that period ... An unusually candid critique of the 'fashionable' obsession with prejudice' THES'[A] stimulating and bold argument' The Independent'Provocatively argued and superbly researched ... Through an impressive grasp of archival material, Furedi shows how deep and widespread was the fear of 'racial revenge' [and] adds new insights into the history of racial thinking' Independent on Sunday

A Fifty Year Silence

A Fifty Year Silence
Author: Miranda Richmond Mouillot
Publsiher: Crown
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2015-01-20
ISBN 10: 0804140650
ISBN 13: 9780804140652
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Fifty Year Silence Book Review:

A young woman moves across an ocean to uncover the truth about her grandparents' mysterious estrangement and pieces together the extraordinary story of their wartime experiences In 1948, after surviving World War II by escaping Nazi-occupied France for refugee camps in Switzerland, Miranda's grandparents, Anna and Armand, bought an old stone house in a remote, picturesque village in the South of France. Five years later, Anna packed her bags and walked out on Armand, taking the typewriter and their children. Aside from one brief encounter, the two never saw or spoke to each other again, never remarried, and never revealed what had divided them forever. A Fifty-Year Silence is the deeply involving account of Miranda Richmond Mouillot's journey to find out what happened between her grandmother, a physician, and her grandfather, an interpreter at the Nuremberg Trials, who refused to utter his wife's name aloud after she left him. To discover the roots of their embittered and entrenched silence, Miranda abandons her plans for the future and moves to their stone house, now a crumbling ruin; immerses herself in letters, archival materials, and secondary sources; and teases stories out of her reticent, and declining, grandparents. As she reconstructs how Anna and Armand braved overwhelming odds and how the knowledge her grandfather acquired at Nuremberg destroyed their relationship, Miranda wrestles with the legacy of trauma, the burden of history, and the complexities of memory. She also finds herself learning how not only to survive but to thrive--making a home in the village and falling in love. With warmth, humor, and rich, evocative details that bring her grandparents' outsize characters and their daily struggles vividly to life, A Fifty-Year Silence is a heartbreaking, uplifting love story spanning two continents and three generations.

Fighting Words and Images

Fighting Words and Images
Author: Elena V. Baraban,Stephan Jaeger,Adam Muller
Publsiher: University of Toronto Press
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2012-04-28
ISBN 10: 1442662646
ISBN 13: 9781442662643
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fighting Words and Images Book Review:

Fighting Words and Images is the first comprehensive interdisciplinary and theoretical analysis of war representations across time periods from Classical Antiquity to the present day and across languages, cultures, and media including print, painting, sculpture, architecture, and photography. Featuring contributions from across the humanities and social sciences, Fighting Words and Images is organized into four thematically consistent, analytically rigourous sections that discuss ways to overcome the conceptual challenges associated with theorizing war representation. This collection creatively and insightfully explains the nature, origins, dynamics, structure, and impact of a wide variety of war representations.

Grotius on the Rights of War and Peace an Abriged Translation

Grotius on the Rights of War and Peace  an Abriged Translation
Author: Hugo Grotius
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 485
Release: 1853
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OXFORD:N11081006
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Grotius on the Rights of War and Peace an Abriged Translation Book Review:

Silence was a Weapon

Silence was a Weapon
Author: Stuart A. Herrington
Publsiher: Ballantine Books
Total Pages: 279
Release: 1987
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:49015002647643
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Silence was a Weapon Book Review:

The author describes the difficulties that obstructed his government assignment to uproot insurgency in the Vietnamese villages and hamlets between February 1971 and August 1972

Cruelty and Silence

Cruelty and Silence
Author: Kanan Makiya
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 367
Release: 1994
ISBN 10: 9780393311419
ISBN 13: 0393311414
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cruelty and Silence Book Review:

"One of the most important books ever written on the state of the modern Middle East." --Geraldine Brooks, Wall Street Journal