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Author : Tanya Biank
ISBN : 9781101599174
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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As she did so provocatively with military spouses in Army Wives, Tanya Biank gives us the inside story of women in today’s military—the professional and personal challenges that confront female soldiers from the combat zone to the home front... Since 9/11, more than 240,000 women soldiers have fought in Iraq and Afghanistan—more than 140 have died there, and they currently make up fourteen percent of the total active-duty forces. Despite advances, today’s servicewomen are constantly pressed to prove themselves, to overcome challenges men never face, and to put the military mission ahead of all other aspects of their lives, particularly marriage and motherhood. In this groundbreaking, insider’s look at the women defending our nation, Tanya Biank brings to light the real issues—of femininity, belonging to an old boys’ club, veiled discrimination, dating, marriage problems, separation from children, questions about life goals, career trajectories, and self-worth—that servicewomen are facing by focusing on four individual stories. Brigadier General Angela Salinas, the Marine Corps’ first Hispanic female general, faces the challenge of commanding an all-male institution. Second Lieutenant Bergan Flanagan finds herself on the frontlines in Afghanistan, serving in the same military police company as her husband. As a marine drill instructor, Sergeant Amy Stokley demands the very best from the recruits at Parris Island. And Major Candice O’Brien deals with deployment to Afghanistan, with two young children and a strained marriage back home. Undaunted is the story of these courageous trailblazers—their struggles, sacrifices, and triumphs in the name of serving the country they love.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Youth Cultures In America 2 Volumes

Author : Simon J. Bronner
ISBN : 9781440833922
Genre : Social Science
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What are the components of youth cultures today? This encyclopedia examines the facets of youth cultures and brings them to the forefront. Offers information on groups beyond the gangs the public associates with youth culture, providing definitions of suburban youth culture, survivalists and preppers, the deaf, skateboarders, Gen X, soldiers, and street kids, among others Provides coverage of the expressive genres of American youth and the way they have shaped public tastes and trends, such as music, dance, fashion, tattooing, body piercing, social media, and more Features an exploration of life issues for youth that have entered into the headlines—for example, bullying, cliques, rites of passage, student protest and activism, child abuse, and drugs
Category: Social Science

Enduring Controversies In Military History Critical Analyses And Context 2 Volumes

Author : Spencer C. Tucker
ISBN : 9781440841200
Genre : History
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This provocative examination of major controversies in military history enables readers to learn how scholars approach controversial topics and provides a model for students in the study and discussion of other historical events. • Provides compelling examinations of major controversies in military history from the time of the ancient world to the modern day • Enables readers to see how historians address such topics and understand how their process could be applied to other topics or research areas • Offers a bibliography specific to each topic to give students looking to do further research a wealth of options
Category: History

The Sage Encyclopedia Of War Social Science Perspectives

Author : Paul Joseph
ISBN : 9781483359908
Genre : Social Science
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Traditional explorations of war look through the lens of history and military science, focusing on big events, big battles, and big generals. By contrast, The SAGE Encyclopedia of War: Social Science Perspective views war through the lens of the social sciences, looking at the causes, processes and effects of war and drawing from a vast group of fields such as communication and mass media, economics, political science and law, psychology and sociology. Key features include: More than 650 entries organized in an A-to-Z format, authored and signed by key academics in the field Entries conclude with cross-references and further readings, aiding the researcher further in their research journeys An alternative Reader’s Guide table of contents groups articles by disciplinary areas and by broad themes A helpful Resource Guide directing researchers to classic books, journals and electronic resources for more in-depth study This important and distinctive work will be a key reference for all researchers in the fields of political science, international relations and sociology.
Category: Social Science

Die 24 Gesetze Der Verf Hrung

Author : Robert Greene
ISBN : 9783446440623
Genre : Political Science
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Verführung ist der Schlüssel zum Erfolg: in der Liebe, in der Politik, in der Wirtschaft. In seinem Bestseller "Die 24 Gesetze der Verführung", der hier als Kompaktausgabe vorliegt, zeigt Robert Greene, wie man mit Charme und Überzeugungskraft andere Menschen beeinflussen und auf Abwege bringen kann. Er präsentiert das ganze Wissen, das sich im Lauf der Weltgeschichte über die Kunst der Verführung angehäuft hat: von Kleopatra über John F. Kennedy, Ovid und Casanova bis Freud. Und er erklärt die Regeln dieses amoralischen Spiels, dem sich keiner entziehen kann ...
Category: Political Science

Roman Ohne Titel

Author : Dương-Thu-Hương
ISBN : 3895020184
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Hier Hat S Mir Schon Immer Gefallen

Author : Annie Proulx
ISBN : 9783641025137
Genre : Fiction
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In neun neuen Geschichten erzählt Annie Proulx von den Mythen und Menschen Wyomings – lakonischer, böser und witziger denn je Wyoming, dieser am dünnsten besiedelte aller nordamerikanischen Staaten, ist Annie Proulx’ Revier. Und sie schreibt über diese unwirtliche, bizarr-schöne Gegend wie niemand sonst, voller Sympathie und Ironie. Erinnerungen eines alten Mannes an seine Zeit als Rodeoreiter enthüllen familiäre Abgründe; eine große tragische Liebesgeschichte aus dem ausgehenden neunzehnten Jahrhundert zerreißt einem schier das Herz; bitterböse Satiren schauen dem Teufel und seinem Sekretär bei der Arbeit zu; Legenden erzählen von der Zeit, als die Indianer noch allein in den Bergen und Prärien lebten, ganz anders als heute, da Millionäre, Grundstücksmakler, moderne Hippies und sture Farmer ihr Glück im Land der Pioniere suchen.
Category: Fiction

Der Kalte Krieg

Author : John Lewis Gaddis
ISBN : 3570550575
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