Download E-books Glorious Contentment: The Grand Army of the Republic, 1865-1900 (Civil War America) PDF

By Stuart McConnell

The Grand military of the Republic, the biggest of all Union military veterans' companies, was once the main robust single-issue political foyer of the overdue 19th century, securing sizeable pensions for veterans and aiding to opt for 5 postwar presidents from its personal club. To its contributors, it was once additionally a mystery fraternal order, a resource of neighborhood charity, a supplier of leisure in small municipalities, and a patriotic association. utilizing GAR conference lawsuits, newspapers, songs, rule books, and native put up documents, Stuart McConnell examines this influential veterans' organization in the course of the years of its maximum strength.

Beginning with a detailed examine the boys who joined the GAR in 3 localities -- Philadelphia; Brockton, Massachusetts; and Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin - McConnell is going directly to study the Union veterans' attitudes in the direction of their former accomplice enemies and towards an entire variety of noncombatants whom the verterans known as "civilians": stay-at-home townsfolk, Mugwump penion reformers, freedmen, ladies, and their very own little kids. within the GAR, McConnell sees a gaggle of veterans attempting to take care of questions in regards to the quantity of society's legal responsibility to the negative and injured, where of conflict stories in peacetime, and the which means of the "nation" and the individual's relation to it.

McConnell aruges that, by means of the Nineties, the GAR was once clinging to a preservationist model of yankee nationalism that many white, middle-class Northerners chanced on congenial within the face of the social upheavals of that decade. In impact, he concludes, the nineteenth-century occupation of the GAR is a examine within the microcosm of a state attempting to carry quick to an older snapshot of itself within the face of huge social change.

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Download E-books The Korean War and the Vietnam War: People, Politics, and Power (America at War) PDF

The Korean battle and the Vietnam struggle have been conflicts that concerned excess of both the geographic population or neighborhood army body of workers. nations around the globe weighed in with pro-war and antiwar sentiments, with many countries sending aid--monetary or military--to one part or the opposite. either wars concerned advanced opposing matters that ended in escalation instead of solution, making a level for a few memorable humans background won't ever see back, nor quickly disregard.

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Download E-books Der totale Krieg PDF

By Erich Ludendorff

Ludendorff bezeichnete mit „totaler Krieg“ den Vorrang des Krieges vor der Politik. Ludendorff zog in diesem Buch den Schluss, dass die „seelische Geschlossenheit“ des Volkes einen kriegsentscheidenden Faktor darstelle. Aus diesem Grund müsse alles geschehen, damit diese Geschlossenheit erreicht und erhalten werden kann. Dazu gehöre, das Volk über den Sinn und Zweck des Krieges aufzuklären. Gegenüber Kriegsgegnern, die die Einheit und Geschlossenheit in Frage stellen können, könnten Maßnahmen wie Schutzhaft notwendig sein. Als Kriegsgegner wurden von Ludendorff das Judentum, die Katholische Kirche und die Sozialisten benannt.

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Download E-books Strategic Technologies for the Military: Breaking New Frontiers PDF

By Ajey Lele

Written in an easy-to-understand type, the ebook describes the nuances of technological improvement in a in simple terms clinical demeanour and gives a social standpoint to their relevance for destiny war and for matters comparable to disarmament and hands regulate, in addition to their impression at the surroundings. The booklet starts with a spotlight at the learn happening in different constructed nations within the final decade-some of them for almost twenty years now-and then narrows its concentrate on India and some constructing international locations.

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Download E-books Discourse, War and Terrorism PDF

By Adam Hodges (ed.), Chad Nilep (ed.)

Discourse on the grounds that September eleven, 2001 has limited and formed public dialogue and debate surrounding terrorism around the globe. Social actors within the Americas, Europe, Asia, the center East and in different places hire the language of the battle on terror to give an explanation for, react to, justify and comprehend a wide diversity of political, financial and social phenomena. "Discourse, conflict and Terrorism" explores the discursive construction of identities, the shaping of ideologies, and the formation of collective understandings based on 11th of September within the usa and worldwide. At factor are how enemies are outlined and pointed out, how political leaders and electorate react, and the way participants of societies comprehend their place on the earth relating to terrorism. participants to this quantity symbolize different sub-fields taken with the serious examine of language, together with views from sociocultural linguistics, verbal exchange, media, cultural and political experiences.

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