Kamikaze

Author: Yasuo Kuwahara
Publisher: American Legacy Media
ISBN: 0976154757
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The classic World War II autobiography describes the horrors of war and the author's brutal training and experiences as a kamikaze pilot.

Windows On The World

Author: Frédéric Beigbeder
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007395485
Size: 69.64 MB
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A daring, moving fictional account of the last moments of a father and his two sons atop the World Trade Centre on September 11.

The Routledge Dictionary Of Cultural References In Modern French

Author: Michael Mould
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113682572X
Size: 75.24 MB
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The Routledge Dictionary of Cultural References in Modern French reveals the hidden cultural dimension of contemporary French, as used in the press, going beyond the limited and purely lexical approach of traditional bilingual dictionaries. Even foreign learners of French who possess a good level of French often have difficulty in fully understanding French articles, not because of any linguistic shortcomings on their part but because of their inadequate knowledge of the cultural references. This cultural dictionary of French provides the reader with clear and concise explanations of the crucial cultural dimension behind the most frequently used words and phrases found in the contemporary French press. This vital background information, gathered here in this innovative and entertaining dictionary, will allow readers to go beyond a superficial understanding of the French press and the French language in general, to see the hidden yet implied cultural significance that is so transparent to the native speaker. Key features: a broad range of cultural references from the historical and literary to the popular and classical, with an in-depth analysis of punning mechanisms. over 3,000 cultural references explained a three-level indicator of frequency over 600 questions to test knowledge before and after reading. The Routledge Dictionary of Cultural References in Modern French is the ideal reference for all undergraduate and postgraduate students of French seeking to enhance their understanding of the French language. It will also be of interest to teachers, translators and Francophiles alike. French students in khâgne, Sciences-Po and schools of journalism will also find this valuable and relevant for their studies.

Our War

Author: Daniel Way
Publisher: Marvel Enterprises
ISBN: 9780785126386
Size: 22.13 MB
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Wolverine's true memories of his past are restored and, as he wrestles with the shattered fragments of his life, he seeks retribution against those who formerly manipulated him and tries to rescue his son from a fate similar to his own.

Flyer

Author: D. Pembroke Neff
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781505687743
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How does war change a human being? Alex Anderson turned 18 in June of 1944. After graduating high school he planned on attending art school and chasing girls. Seven months later he was bombing Japanese military targets on the island of Borneo. On May 31, 1945, his B-26 Marauder was shot down. He was the only survivor. Rescued by friendly Dayak natives, he begins an epic journey through the mysterious jungles of Borneo. Along the way he's befriended by local headhunters and Australian Z-force commandos, all the while being relentlessly pursued by vicious Japanese soldiers. Eventually he's captured and sent to the notorious Batu Lintang prisoner of war camp. It's there that his new journey begins.

New Radicalism In America

Author: Christopher Lasch
Publisher: Knopf
ISBN: 0307830519
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Around the turn of the century, the American liberal tradition made a major shift away from politics. The new radicals were more interested in the reform of education, culture, and sexual mores. Through vivid biographies, Christopher Lasch chronicles these social reformers from Jane Addams, Mabel Dodge Luhan, and Lincoln Steffens to Norman Mailer and Dwight MacDonald.

Japanese Women

Author: Takie Sugiyama Lebra
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
ISBN: 9780824810252
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Japan, a decade behind the United States, is now expressing its awareness of women as a major social issue. This awareness manifests itself in floods of publications, television coverage, the burgeoning of women's studies groups, court rulings interfering with sex discrimination, appointments of women to prominent positions thus far reserved exclusively for men, admission of women to such institutions as the Self Defense Forces, police, athletics, and so on.

Global Islamophobia

Author: George Morgan
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317127722
Size: 27.86 MB
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The decade since 9/11 has seen a decline in liberal tolerance in the West as Muslims have endured increasing levels of repression. This book presents a series of case studies from Western Europe, Australia and North America demonstrating the transnational character of Islamophobia. The authors explore contemporary intercultural conflicts using the concept of moral panic, revitalised for the era of globalisation. Exploring various sites of conflict, Global Islamophobia considers the role played by 'moral entrepreneurs' in orchestrating popular xenophobia and in agitating for greater surveillance, policing and cultural regulation of those deemed a threat to the nation's security or imagined community. This timely collection examines the interpenetration of the global and the local in the West's cultural politics towards Islam, highlighting parallels in the responses of governments and in the worrying reversion to a politics of coercion and assimilation. As such, it will be of interest to scholars of sociology and politics with interests in race and ethnicity; citizenship and assimilation; political communication, securitisation and The War on Terror; and moral panics.

Facing The Shadow Embracing The Light

Author: Niara Terela Isley
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781493556847
Size: 52.39 MB
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Facing the Shadow, Embracing the Light: A Journey of Spirit Retrieval and Awakening is the story of one woman's induction into the world of extraterrestrials, flying saucers, shadow government operations and finally, her own transformation. Through trying to understand what happened to her, with the larger context of such activities even more disturbing than the trauma and abuse inflicted upon her personally, she comes to remarkable insights into the crucible that is our world today as she takes her own spiritual journey of personal healing.