Disasters And Heroes

Download Disasters And Heroes ebook PDF or Read Online books in PDF, EPUB, and Mobi Format. Click Download or Read Online button to Disasters And Heroes book pdf for free now.

Disasters And Heroes

Author : Angus Calder
ISBN : STANFORD:36105114418846
Genre : Literary Criticism
File Size : 88.49 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 590
Read : 285

Images of war and its commemoration are an everyday presence in contemporary culture, from the embedded reporter in the field to the Last Post at the Menin Gate. Disasters and Heroes: On War, Memory and Representation revisits campaigns from the plains of Troy to recent events in the Balkans, examining how wars are represented and remembered. Angus Calder shows how the 'facts'of war are transformed into myths that condition later responses to war, and how the construction of memory begins with wartime events themselves. Beginning with a section devoted to war memorials and the public remembrance of war, such as D-Day commemorations, the essays collected in Disasters and Heroes then look at the lived experience of war for 'ordinary' people, while the final section deals with literary representation of war, from The Iliad to T.E. Lawrence and on to Christa Wolf's Cassandra. Disasters and Heroes is a thought-provoking collection dealing with issues of major significance which recent events have made painfully topical.
Category: Literary Criticism

Disaster Heroes

Author : Suzanne Bernier
ISBN : 1939761328
Genre : Education
File Size : 21.62 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 522
Read : 1313

THE LATE FRED ROGERS, BELOVED AND GENTLE HOST OF PBS' Mister Rogers' Neighborhood for over 30 years, once said: "When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, 'Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.'" Helpers and heroes shine brightest in darkness. Disaster Heroes recounts the stories of ordinary men, women, and children who have done extraordinary things to help respond, rebuild, and recover from catastrophes around the world. Did you know it was an American from Pennsylvania who ultimately saved the lives of 33 Chilean miners in 2010? Or that the state of Louisiana donated a fire truck, the Spirit of Louisiana, to FDNY following 9/11, all because of a spur-of-the-moment outburst from one Louisiana man? Or that a landscaper from Florida helped save thousands of lives after the 2010 Haiti earthquake? Former journalist Suzanne Bernier, now an award-winning crisis management consultant, instructor and speaker, was first inspired to write Disaster Heroes while participating in her first New Orleans volunteer rebuilding effort following Hurricane Katrina. After hearing so many inspirational stories of help, hope, and healing, she decided to find and profile everyday heroes involved in responding to some of the world's most significant recent disasters. These stories shine a light on everyday heroes who led and inspired others following disasters such as 9/11, Hurricane Katrina, the Chilean mine collapse, the Haiti earthquake, and the Japan tsunami. Many of these stories cross cultures, countries, and continents, highlighting the fact that there are no borders when it comes to helping others. We're all in this together. Regardless of our background, where we're from, or what we do for a living, these inspiring stories remind us that there's a hero in each of us.
Category: Education

Catastrophes And Heroes

Author : Jerry Borrowman
ISBN : 1629727393
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 51.19 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 946
Read : 1074

"Eight stories of man-made disasters and the heroes who arose to rescue others as well as institute reforms that would avoid similar disasters later"--
Category: Biography & Autobiography

In The Face Of Disaster

Author : Michael Benedict
ISBN : STANFORD:36105025100228
Genre : Disasters
File Size : 49.56 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 101
Read : 1024

Category: Disasters

A Darkness Lit By Heroes

Author : Doug Ammons
ISBN : 069290042X
Genre : Copper mines and mining
File Size : 32.22 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 977
Read : 872

The Granite Mountain-Speculator Mine disaster of 1917 is one of the most inspiring and heart-rending stories in the history of the American West. It was the worst hard rock mining disaster ever, killing 168 men, affecting nearly 1000 miners and the whole city of Butte, Montana. In 1917, the Speculator mine was the most complex and deepest copper mine on the ¿richest hill on earth¿, with 400 men in more than 300 miles of tunnels and workings extending 3700 feet underground. Just before midnight, June 8th, a fire started 2400 feet down in the main shaft, and rapidly filled the tunnels with smoke and deadly gas. Most of the miners had no idea where the fire was, but were suddenly thrust into life and death situations, making split second decisions on which everything depended. Their actions ranged from animal terror to the most inspirational courage. They desperately tried every means to escape the labyrinth to other adjacent mines as the poison gas chased and overwhelmed many. Hundreds were trapped, including groups that sealed themselves into dead-end tunnels to try to survive the onslaught of gas. The book is written in the form of a novel from the miners¿ perspective and their families above ground, but is journalistically true in detail, based on 600 pages of eye-witness testimony from 70 survivors. This testimony was carefully matched with mining maps to reconstruct the men¿s actions and thoughts. The disaster unfolds like an accelerating avalanche, a chaos of frantic terror along with tremendous self-sacrifice of the miners for each other. It then turns into a detective story as the rescuers fight against time with the survivors¿ lives ebbing away, hidden behind air-tight walls deep in the mine, lost in an ocean of darkness and rock. This is a true story of the hearts of men and the human spirit, as men are stripped down to their core with nothing left to sustain them but their wills and devotion to each other: ¿no greater love hath any man than to lay down his life for his friend.¿
Category: Copper mines and mining

Disaster Super Heroes

Author : Phoebe Marsh
ISBN : 0673625680
Genre : Rescue work
File Size : 25.73 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 477
Read : 647

Category: Rescue work

Industrial Disasters And Environmental Policy

Author : Denise L. Scheberle
ISBN : 9780429888854
Genre : Political Science
File Size : 75.45 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 887
Read : 619

Environmental stories have all the elements of a good drama—villains that plunge the world into danger and heroes that fight for positive change. Industrial Disasters and Environmental Policy: Stories of Villains, Heroes, and the Rest of Us illuminates the interplay between environmental policies and the people and groups who influence their development and implementation. Through the stories of four major industrial disasters—the Union Carbide plant explosion, the BP oil spill, the Upper Big Branch Mine explosion, and the asbestos poisoning in Libby, Montana—this book examines the organizational breakdowns and regulatory lapses that caused these disasters, and how attitudes and policies changed as a result. It also explores the achievements of environmental heroes like Gaylord Nelson and Judy Bonds and how their activism has shaped US environmental politics and policies. Industrial Disasters and Environmental Policy concludes with a discussion of how the "rest of us" can participate in everyday environmental actions, hold corporations and the government accountable, and lobby for greater environmental protections. With its compelling stories and calls to action, this book helps students understand how US environmental policies have developed and transformed—and how they can continue to do so.
Category: Political Science

Field Trip Disaster Dc Comics Secret Hero Society 5

Author : Derek Fridolfs
ISBN : 9781338566277
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
File Size : 52.62 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 774
Read : 543

Diana Prince (Wonder Woman), Bruce Wayne (Batman), and Clark Kent (Superman) take a field trip to the 31st century in this newest Secret Hero Society adventure!
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Terrorism And Disaster Paperback With Cd Rom

Author : Robert J. Ursano
ISBN : 0521533457
Genre : Medical
File Size : 79.24 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 819
Read : 348

This new book follows on from Ursano et al.'s earlier title Individual and Community Responses to Trauma and Disaster to expand the focus on terrorism as a particular type of disaster. There is widespread belief amongst professionals that terrorism (and torture) produce the highest rates of psychiatric sequelae of all the types of disaster. The traumatic effects of terrorism are also not limited to the direct victims only; they extend to families, helpers, communities and even regions far from the affected site. The editors have assembled the world's experts to examine the effects of terrorism, assessing lessons learned from recent atrocities such as 9/11, the Tokyo sarin attack, Omagh, et cetera. They look at issues of prevention, individual and organizational intervention, the effect of leadership, the effects of technological disasters and bioterrorism/contamination. This is essential reading for all professionals working in trauma and disaster planning.
Category: Medical

Coal Mine Disasters In The Modern Era C 1900 1980

Author : Brian Elliott
ISBN : 9781473858862
Genre : Technology & Engineering
File Size : 23.48 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 633
Read : 1030

“These haunting images, with well-researched facts, figures and timelines providing context, bring the bygone era of 20th-century coal mining to life.”—Family Tree Although everyday fatalities in mines was far greater, it was the disasters that encouraged those in power to reform the way in which miners had to work underground, especially with regard to safety. And it would be no exaggeration to say that it was the disasters that greatly contributed to bringing the coal industry into national control. Sadly, for bereaved individuals and families, nothing could really compensate for the loss of one or more of a loved one. The impact of the big disasters, where hundreds of men and boys—one or two generations—were lost, immediately, the impact was massive, and continued to be felt many years afterwards. New and restored disaster memorials bear testimony to the great respect that former mining communities continue to have for their “lost miners.” Using many previously unpublished images, and a carefully supportive text, the author provides a detailed overview of mining disasters in the modern era, from the early 1900s to the 1980s. It is the first book of its kind to attempt such a large project in pictorial form with a foreword by Ceri Thompson, curator of the Big Pit, the Welsh national mining museum. The book is published at a particularly poignant time, after the recent closure of Britain’s last deep coal mine. “So many remarkable photographs and drawings: The story may be tragic, but it is one that lies at the very heart of the history of coal mining in Britain.”—WDYTYA? magazine
Category: Technology & Engineering

The Suitcase

Author : Michael Pitt
ISBN : 9781783063444
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 82.6 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 661
Read : 606

Edgar Mason, a successful photographer and collector of junk, finds by chance, an old locked suitcase. He sees his wife’s maiden name stencilled on the lid, and decides to buy it. He and his wife Helena investigate the contents of the suitcase and discover the history of a young school girl who grew up to be Helena’s mysterious great aunt Esme. The case reveals a romance that no one in the family knew of. Esme had disappeared without trace more than forty years ago, was she the femme fatale that family gossips talk about, or was she an innocent in love?
Category: Fiction

Dc Super Hero Girls Date With Disaster

Author : Shea Fontana
ISBN : 9781401283919
Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
File Size : 22.74 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 773
Read : 527

Shea Fontana continues her mega-popular DC SUPER HERO GIRLS series with DC SUPER HERO GIRLS: DATE WITH DISASTER! The girls think they have a day off, when suddenly there is a big explosion over at S.T.A.R. Labs. Not to worry, Batgirl, Wonder Woman, Supergirl, Bumblebee, Ivy, Catwoman and Katana are off to the rescue! As the heroes work together to save the day, Lois Lane investigates the incident and discovers something fishy. In her search for the truth, Lois must team up with the DC Super Hero Girls to unravel what really happened at S.T.A.R. Labs. Meanwhile, Batgirl takes on a side project: finding a date for her dad! She sets up an online dating profile for Commissioner Gordon and gets the perfect candidate lined up. Can Jim Gordon find love again? Will Lois Lane and the team be able to uncover the truth about the explosion? Tune in to find out in DC SUPER HERO GIRLS: DATE WITH DISASTER! This story continues to develop the relationships forged in DC SUPER HERO GIRLS: FINALS CRISIS, HITS AND MYTHS, SUMMER OLYMPUS, PAST TIMES AT SUPER HERO HIGH and OUT OF THE BOTTLE. Written by Shea Fontana, this Batgirl-centric story is perfect for girls ages 6-12.
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

The Human Side Of Disaster

Author : Thomas E. Drabek
ISBN : 9781315360454
Genre : Law
File Size : 48.29 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 869
Read : 1189

Since the first edition of The Human Side of Disaster was published in 2009, new catastrophes have plagued the globe, including earthquakes in Haiti and New Zealand, tornadoes in Alabama and Missouri, floods in numerous locations, Hurricane Sandy, and the infamous BP oil spill. Enhanced with new cases and real-world examples, The Human Side of Disaster, Second Edition presents an updated summary of the social science knowledge base of human responses to disaster. Dr. Drabek draws upon his 40-plus years of conducting research on individual, group, and organizational responses to disaster to illustrate and integrate key insights from the social sciences to teach us how to anticipate human behaviors in crisis. The book begins with a series of original short stories rooted within actual disaster events. These stories are woven into the entire text to demonstrate essential findings from the research literature. Dr. Drabek provides an overview of the range of disasters and hazards confronting the public and an explanation of why these are increasing each year, both in number and scope of impact. The core of the book is a summary of key findings regarding disaster warning responses, evacuation behavior, initial post-impact survival behavior, traditional and emergent roles of volunteers, and both short-term and longer-term disaster impacts. The theme of "organized-disorganization" is used to illustrate multiorganizational response networks that form the key managerial task for local emergency managers. The final chapter provides a new vision for the emergency management profession—one that reflects a more strategic approach wherein disasters are viewed as non-routine social problems. This book will continue to be an invaluable reference for professionals and students in emergency management and public policy and aid organizations who need to understand human behavior and how best to communicate and work with the public in disaster situations.
Category: Law

Heroes At Risk

Author : Moira J. Moore
ISBN : 9781101138953
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 61.92 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 214
Read : 190

Shield Lee Mallorough and her Source Shintaro Karish have returned to High Scape. It?s bad enough the townspeople are robbing tombs for ashes to use in ritualistic magic. It gets worse when they start to murder the living for their remains.
Category: Fiction

A Paradise Built In Hell

Author : Rebecca Solnit
ISBN : 9781101459010
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 90.23 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 752
Read : 642

The author of Men Explain Things to Me explores the moments of altruism and generosity that arise in the aftermath of disaster Why is it that in the aftermath of a disaster? whether manmade or natural?people suddenly become altruistic, resourceful, and brave? What makes the newfound communities and purpose many find in the ruins and crises after disaster so joyous? And what does this joy reveal about ordinarily unmet social desires and possibilities? In A Paradise Built in Hell, award-winning author Rebecca Solnit explores these phenomena, looking at major calamities from the 1906 earthquake in San Francisco through the 1917 explosion that tore up Halifax, Nova Scotia, the 1985 Mexico City earthquake, 9/11, and Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans. She examines how disaster throws people into a temporary utopia of changed states of mind and social possibilities, as well as looking at the cost of the widespread myths and rarer real cases of social deterioration during crisis. This is a timely and important book from an acclaimed author whose work consistently locates unseen patterns and meanings in broad cultural histories.
Category: Social Science

Resenting The Hero

Author : Moira J. Moore
ISBN : 9781440622823
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 34.7 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 157
Read : 1126

In a realm beset by natural disasters, only the magical abilities of the bonded Pairs—Source and Shield—make the land habitable and keep the citizenry safe. The ties that bind them are far beyond the relationships between lovers or kin—and last their entire lives… Whether they like it or not. Since she was a child, Dunleavy Mallorough has been nurturing her talents as a Shield, preparing for her day of bonding. Unfortunately, fate decrees Lee’s partner to be the legendary, handsome, and unbearably self-assured Lord Shintaro Karish. Sure, he cuts a fine figure with his aristocratic airs and undeniable courage. But Karish’s popularity and notoriety—in bed and out—make him the last Source Lee ever wanted to be stuck with. The duo is assigned to High Scape, a city so besieged by disaster that seven bonded pairs are needed to combat it. But when an inexplicable force strikes down every other Source and Shield, Lee and Karish must put aside their differences in order to defeat something even more unnatural than their reluctant affections for each other…
Category: Fiction

Date With Disaster

Author : Darlene Ivy
ISBN : 0825149835
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 22.32 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 552
Read : 604

Captivate reluctant readers with tales of high drama and adventure! Date With Disaster Teacher's Guide contains reproducibles for reinforcement, enrichment, and vocabulary development. Teacher's Guide covers: Escape! Survivors Close Calls Nature's Wrath Disasters
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines