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Among Warriors

Author : Pamela Logan
ISBN : 1585675474
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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An aerospace engineer inspired by her study of martial arts embarks on a journey to investigate the warrior tribes in eastern Tibet, detailing her encounters with local monks, pilgrims, herdsmen, and the Chinese police. Reprint.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Diplomat Among Warriors

Author : Robert D. Murphy
ISBN : UOM:39015004153337
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Among The Feathered Warriors

Author : Berna Deane South
ISBN : 9781608442294
Genre : Poetry
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Berna Deane South's Among the Feathered Warriors should carry a warning label. The stories and poems in this collection seduce you with their honest and elegant language and then, without warning, they go for the throat and refuse to let you go. Joyful or full of fury, wise and forgiving, or trapped in mazes of ignorance and hate, the stubborn survivors who populate South's pages always ring true. They are as American as gooseberry pie and cockfights. In the tradition of revolutionary Southern writers like Flannery O'Connor and transformative poets like Anne Sexton, Berna Deane South's work vibrates with impatient life. And like no one else, South's voice opens your heart to a world we recognize as the honest shadow of our own, a world where everything is treasured but nothing is safe. Berna Deane South has received the Harcourt, Brace, and World Fellowship for the Novel at the University of Colorado Writer's Conference, the Indiana University Foundation Scholarship for the Novel, the Indiana University Scholarship for Poetry, and the Indiana University Writer's Conference Citation for superior work in progress in the short story. She is also the recipient of the Award of Excellence - Short Story from the Festival of Missouri Women in the Arts. In 2004, South received the Delaware Division of the Arts Individual Artist Fellow in Fiction Award. Berna Deane lives with her husband, Frank South, in Delaware, where she is finishing her novel. Cover Art - "Fighting Cocks" Oil on canvas, by Mario Zampedroni Author photo by Vivian Corbett
Category: Poetry

Among Warriors In Iraq

Author : Mike Tucker
ISBN : 1592287328
Genre : History
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"... is a street-level view of the struggles of maintaining control in the anarchy that pervaded Iraq after Coalition forces declared victory. Tucker journeyed--and fought--with Special Forces groups in both Mosul and Fallujah, cities unconvinced the war was over, and willing to do anything to ensure that the struggle would continue."--from publisher description.
Category: History

Health And Economic Outcomes Among The Alumni Of The Wounded Warrior Project

Author : Jennifer L. Cerully
ISBN : 9780833086013
Genre : Health & Fitness
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In this report, the authors use the Wounded Warrior Project’s 2013 survey of its members (alumni) to understand the physical, mental, and economic challenges that Wounded Warriors face. The researchers find that at least half of alumni reported dealing with mental health conditions such as depression and posttraumatic stress disorder, and many of these alumni reported difficulties or delays in seeking mental health care, or not doing so at all.
Category: Health & Fitness

The Dust Of Kandahar

Author : Jonathan S. Addleton
ISBN : 1682470792
Genre : History
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The Dust of Kandahar provides a personal account of one diplomat's year of service in America's longest war. Ambassador Addleton movingly describes the everyday human drama of the American soldiers, local tribal dignitaries, government officials, and religious leaders he interacted and worked with in southern Afghanistan. Addleton's writing is at its most vivid in his firsthand account of the April 2013 suicide bombing outside a Zabul school that killed his translator, a fellow Foreign Service officer, and three American soldiers. The memory of this tragedy lingers over Addleton's journal entries, his prose offering poignant glimpses into the interior life of a U.S. diplomat stationed in harm's way.
Category: History

Warriors In Peacetime

Author : Gabriel Marcella
ISBN : 9781136300875
Genre : History
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What should military warriors do in peacetime? Such was the theme of an international conference at the Inter-American Defense College in 1992 which brought together diplomats, military officials and distinguished academics to discuss the purpose of military institutions in Latin America in the new world order. The most important message of this book is that the order has by no means eliminated the need for armed forces.
Category: History

Holy Warriors

Author : Richard W. Kaeuper
ISBN : 9780812207927
Genre : History
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The medieval code of chivalry demanded that warrior elites demonstrate fierce courage in battle, display prowess with weaponry, and avenge any strike against their honor. They were also required to be devout Christians. How, then, could knights pledge fealty to the Prince of Peace, who enjoined the faithful to turn the other cheek rather than seek vengeance and who taught that the meek, rather than glorious fighters in tournaments, shall inherit the earth? By what logic and language was knighthood valorized? In Holy Warriors, Richard Kaeuper argues that while some clerics sanctified violence in defense of the Holy Church, others were sorely troubled by chivalric practices in everyday life. As elite laity, knights had theological ideas of their own. Soundly pious yet independent, knights proclaimed the validity of their bloody profession by selectively appropriating religious ideals. Their ideology emphasized meritorious suffering on campaign and in battle even as their violence enriched them and established their dominance. In a world of divinely ordained social orders, theirs was blessed, though many sensitive souls worried about the ultimate price of rapine and destruction. Kaeuper examines how these paradoxical chivalric ideals were spread in a vast corpus of literature from exempla and chansons de geste to romance. Through these works, both clerics and lay military elites claimed God's blessing for knighthood while avoiding the contradictions inherent in their fusion of chivalry with a religion that looked back to the Sermon on the Mount for its ethical foundation.
Category: History

Slaves And Warriors In Medieval Britain And Ireland

Author : David R. Wyatt
ISBN : 9789004175334
Genre : History
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Modern sensibilities have clouded historical views of slavery, perhaps more so than any other medieval social institution. Anachronistic economic rationales and notions about the progression of European civilisation have immeasurably distorted our view of slavery in the medieval context. As a result historians have focussed their efforts upon explaining the disappearance of this medieval institution rather than seeking to understand it. This book highlights the extreme cultural/social significance of slavery for the societies of medieval Britain and Ireland c. 800-1200. Concentrating upon the lifestyle, attitudes and motivations of the slave-holders and slave-raiders, it explores the violent activities and behavioural codes of Britain and Ireland s warrior-centred societies, illustrating the extreme significance of the institution of slavery for constructions of power, ethnic identity and gender.
Category: History

Warriors In High Heels

Author : Zaidie Crowe Carnegie
ISBN : 9781602663695
Genre : Religion
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The Lord gives the Word [of power]: the women who bear and publish [the news] are a great host. Psalms 68: 11. Women comprise over half the population of the world and make up the larger part of the congregation in the Church of Christ. Not surprisingly, prophesy declares an outpouring of the Holy Spirit on the women of God in these desperate days. Zaidie Crowe Carnegie shares the revelation that God made ample provisions for His women, Warriors In High Heels, to face the enemy without fear or favor. Jesus the Christ is the Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces of the Kingdom Of God. His will is our command! Can we neglect His Royal Commission to be His warriors in the War for Souls and the Cause of the Cross? This book will empower women to stand firm in the certain knowledge that the Genesis 3: 15 Commission is urgent - to fight for our Homes, for our Heritage and for the Honor of the human family in Christ! Zaidie Crowe Carnegie is a mother, wife, sister, friend and daughter. Above all else she is a child of Jehovah God, Most High. British-born with a Bachelor and Masters Degree in Law from London University; she is a qualified Consultant, Trainer, Lecturer, Speaker and Television Director. She was actively involved in Family Ministry in her home Church in London, England. She is committed to writing under the guidance of the Holy Spirit to empower women of God to recognize that they are at war with the enemy of the human family. God destined them to be warriors and to be victorious through Jesus Christ our Lord!
Category: Religion

The Warrior Ethos

Author : Christopher Coker
ISBN : 9781134096367
Genre : History
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This is the first scholarly book to look at the role of the 'warrior' in modern war, arguing that warriors' actions, and indeed thoughts, are increasingly patrolled and that the modern battlefield is an unforgiving environment in which to discharge their vocation. As war becomes ever more instrumentalized, so its existential dimension is fast being hollowed out. Technology is threatening the agency of the warrior and this volume paints a picture of early twenty-first century warfare, helping to explain why so many aspiring warriors are becoming disenchanted with their profession. Written by a leading thinker on warfare, this book sets out to explain what makes an American Marine a ‘warrior’ and why suicide bombers, or Al Qaeda fighters, do not qualify for this title. This distinction is one of the central features of the current War on Terror – and one that justifies much more extensive discussion than it has so far received. The Warrior Ethos will be of great interest to all students of military history, strategy, military sociology and war studies.
Category: History

Warriors Of The Himalayas

Author : Donald J. LaRocca
ISBN : 9781588391803
Genre : Armor
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The first in-depth examination of the fascinating and virtually unknown of armor and weapons from Tibet, dating from the 13th to the 20th century.
Category: Armor