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If The War Goes On

Author : Hermann Hesse
ISBN : 9781786894465
Genre : Literary Collections
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Herman Hesse remained clear-sighted and consistent in his political views and his passionate espousal of pacifism and the bloody absurdity of war from the start of World War I to the end of his life. He wrote the earliest essay in this book in September 1914, before he cemented his fame with the novels Steppenwolf and Siddhartha, and continued writing a stream of letters, essays and pamphlets throughout the war. In his native Germany his views earned him the labels 'traitor' and 'viper', but after World War II he was moved to reiterate his beliefs in another series of essays and letters. If The War Goes On . . . resonates as strong today as it did when originally published and begs the question: have our politicians learnt nothing in the last seventy years?
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The Tax Dilemma

Author : Donald Kaufman
ISBN : 9781597528047
Genre : Religion
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The Tax Dilemma by Donald D. Kaufman One of the most complete treatments of the war tax issue. The federal income tax is the chief link connecting each individual's daily labor with the tremendous buildup for war. Peace is elusive because governments are sold on the assumption that the threat of violence will preserve or redeem every situation. The author explores the moral implications for persons conscientiously opposed to paying for war. He traces biblical and historical precedents and discusses possible responses to the ethical dilemma today. This enhanced edition is strengthened by the addition of insights from 42 writers. Recognizing that the U.S. Government now has a Federal budget where military priorities trump all needs, this reprint of The Tax Dilemma: . . could not be more timely. Together with other resources it will enable us to find alternatives to tax-supported violence. **All royalties for this book are being donated to the Peace Tax Foundation.
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Conscientious Objectors Of The First World War

Author : Ann Kramer
ISBN : 9781473842441
Genre : History
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The story of conscientious objection in Britain begins in 1916, when conscription was introduced for the first time. Some 16,000 men ã the first conscientious objectors ã refused conscription because they believed on grounds of conscience that it was wrong to kill and wrong of any government to force them to do so. As historians mark the centenary of the First World War much emphasis is placed on the bravery of those men who fought and died in the trenches. But those who refused to kill were also courageous. Conscientious objectors in the First World War were treated brutally: they were seen as cowards and traitors, vilified, abused, forced into the army, brutalised and tortured. Some were even sentenced to death in an attempt to break their resistance. Many spent long months and years in prison. Nothing though that the authorities did broke the determined resistance of these men, whose deeply held principles and belief that killing was wrong carried them through and stands as a beacon for individual conscience to this day. ??Conscientious Objectors of the First World War: A Determined Resistance tells the stories of these remarkable men. It looks at who they were, why they took the stand they did and how they were treated. To bring their voices and experiences to life, Ann Kramer, has used extensive prime source material, including interviews, memoirs and contemporary newspapers. Working from these she describes what it was like for COs to face hostile tribunals, be forced into the army, defy army regulations, be brutalised and endure repeated terms of imprisonment. She concludes by looking at their legacy, which was profound, inspiring a second generation of conscientious objectors during the Second World War, a continuing story that Ann Kramer describes in her companion volume Conscientious Objectors of the Second World War: Refusing to Kill.
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Ivan S War

Author : Catherine Merridale
ISBN : 1429900709
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A powerful, groundbreaking narrative of the ordinary Russian soldier's experience of the worst war in history, based on newly revealed sources Of the thirty million who fought in the eastern front of World War II, eight million died, driven forward in suicidal charges, shattered by German shells and tanks. They were the men and women of the Red Army, a ragtag mass of soldiers who confronted Europe's most lethal fighting force and by 1945 had defeated it. Sixty years have passed since their epic triumph, but the heart and mind of Ivan -- as the ordinary Russian soldier was called -- remain a mystery. We know something about hoe the soldiers died, but nearly nothing about how they lived, how they saw the world, or why they fought. Drawing on previously closed military and secret police archives, interviews with veterans, and private letters and diaries, Catherine Merridale presents the first comprehensive history of the Soviet Union Army rank and file. She follows the soldiers from the shock of the German invasion to their costly triumph in Stalingrad, where life expectancy was often a mere twenty-four hours. Through the soldiers' eyes, we witness their victorious arrival in Berlin, where their rage and suffering exact an awful toll, and accompany them as they return home full of hope, only to be denied the new life they had been fighting to secure. A tour de force of original research and a gripping history, Ivan's War reveals the singular mixture of courage, patriotism, anger, and fear that made it possible for these underfed, badly led troops to defeat the Nazi army. In the process Merridale restores to history the invisible millions who sacrificed the most to win the war.
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Test Prep Level 6 The War Goes On Comprehension And Critical Thinking

Author : Jamey Acosta
ISBN : 9781480779860
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Sixth graders read a high-interest nonfiction article, strengthen comprehension skills by responding to follow-up questions, study a primary source document, and demonstrate critical-thinking skills through document-based questions.

History Of The Civil War 1861 1865

Author : James Ford Rhodes
ISBN : 9780486137780
Genre : History
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1917 Pulitzer Prize–winner is widely regarded as one of the most outstanding studies — and first unbiased history — of the Civil War. "...very attractive volume." — American Historical Review. Notes. 2 maps. Introduction.
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The Greville Memoirs

Author : Charles Cavendish Fulke Greville
ISBN : 9781108030182
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These fascinating and revealing political and social diaries cover English history from the Regency to the Crimean War.
Category: History