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Someone Else S War

Author : Phil Kafcaloudes
ISBN : 1742840647
Genre : Australia
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Based on true events. Someone Else's War is a novel that spans the life of the author' s maternal grandmother, a reluctant spy and British agent in World War Two. Olga Stambolis arrives in Athens in 1936 as an out of work actress with no money, few friends and a shame that has followed her across the world. Her skills as a linguist and mimic lead her into the Greek resistance movement at the time the country is pulled into the war. Even as the Germans march into Athens, Olga continues to rescue British airmen and sabotage the enemy's vital supply routes. Until the day she is caught. Meanwhile in Australia, her children are facing their own personal and wartime challenges. One daughter, Nellie, is caught in Darwin as Japan prepares to bomb the town. Through the entwined stories of mother and daughters, we are taken into the events of two sets of lives from 1916 to 1943. 'moves with narrative panache...' - Tom Keneally, Booker Prize winner 'Someone Else's War signals the arrival of major talent on the Australian literary scene' - Tony Maniaty, award winning author 'Tantalising' - Les Murray, Australia's unofficial poet laureate
Category: Australia

Someone Else S War

Author : Anthony Rogers
ISBN : WISC:89075280057
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Based on extensive interviews with mercenaries of many nationalities, this volume reveals how white mercenaries came to play a key role in the struggle for the Congo, and how the end of the war in Vietnam coincided with the start of the war in Rhodesia, attracting a new generation of mercenary soldiers. The story moves on from the Angolan debacle of 1976 to a succession of operations in Africa and South America, an attempted coup in Malta, and to the mercenaries that flocked to the former-Yugoslavia as the Balkan conflict worsened.
Category: Technology & Engineering

Someone Else S War

Author : John Connor
ISBN : 9781786735430
Genre : History
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World War I was the first truly global conflict and its effects were felt across the British Empire. When war broke out in 1914, Great Britain had the largest empire, encompassing one quarter of the population of the world. Many colonial citizens were to be enlisted into the war effort and shipped from their homes in Africa, Asia and Australasia to fight on the battlefields of the Western Front. What was the experience of war like for citizens of empire, whether combatants or not? How did the empire affect countries administered by Great Britain but geographically located tens of thousands of miles from the conflict? In this book, John Connor tells the story of the people whose lives were profoundly affected by 'someone else's war' – dragged, against their will, into a geopolitical conflict vastly removed from their normal lives.
Category: History

Someone Else S War

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ISBN : UOM:39015034888621
Genre : Sri Lanka
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Category: Sri Lanka

Someone Else S War

Author : Howard R. Simpson
ISBN : 1574886037
Genre : Fiction
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A brilliantly evocative novel of intrigue, espionage, betrayal, and assassination in Vietnam
Category: Fiction

Somebody Else S War

Author : Paul Harris
ISBN : UOM:39015017438733
Genre : Balkan Peninsula
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Reportage skrevet af forfatter der blev afskåret fra at komme ud af Jugoslavien, da krigen begyndte.
Category: Balkan Peninsula

Someone Else S Face In The Mirror Identity And The New Science Of Face Transplants

Author : Carla Bluhm
ISBN : 9780313356179
Genre : Medical
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In 2005, surgeons in France removed part of the face from a cadaver and grafted it onto the head of a 38-year-old woman grossly disfigured by a dog attack. Three years later, in December, 2008, surgeons at the Cleveland Clinic announced they had performed the first U.S. face transplant. Although modern culture is accustomed to pushing medicine and the human body beyond all limits, the world's first partial face transplant and the seven that have followed have caused a stir that still reverberates globally. This book begins with the story of Isabelle Dinoire, the recipient of the first face transplant, and chronicles her surgery and battles with tissue rejection. Its scope widens with a look at how surgical teams, including three U.S. transplant teams, are in a global race to perform the first full face transplant, and at how medical history has led up to this point—with prior successful transplants ranging from body parts as simple as cornea to those as neurologically complicated as the heart, a hand, and a penis. The most novel among these surgeries—the face transplant—conjures up particular and expansive psychological issues. Authors Bluhm and Clendenin show how transplant recipients struggle with functional issues including a lifetime of anti-rejection drugs, a danger highlighted by the recent death of the second face transplant patient, in China. But just as challenging in the case of face transplant is the psychological effect on—and potential threat to—identity. Who are you, if suddenly your face—or a significant portion of it—is not what you were born with? What is it like to look in the mirror, and see a face that is not the one you have always had? Dinoire lamented, "It will never be me." That statement is an absolute simplification of the identity issues a face transplant can create, explain the authors. Bluhm and Clendenin show how, across history and media, humankind—via medicine, literature, film, and other media—has dreamed of a day when face transplants would be possible. With so many disfigurements occurring among the military in Iraq, and experimental face transplants too expensive for implementation in the private sector, it is likely that the U.S. military will take the reins and further face transplant techniques as quickly as possible to serve injured personnel.
Category: Medical

When I Was Someone Else

Author : Stéphane Allix
ISBN : 9781644110812
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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A journalist’s profound investigation into the reality behind an intense waking vision and the search for healing after death • Details the author’s vivid waking vision of a dying German soldier in World War II and how he discovered the soldier was a real person, including his research into German military archives and meeting the man’s surviving family members • Explores synchronicities, reincarnation, and communication across the veil between life and death • Reveals how the author helped the dead soldier find forgiveness and healing While on a spiritual retreat in Peru, journalist Stéphane Allix experienced a vivid waking vision of a soldier dying on a snowy battlefield, followed by scenes from the soldier’s earlier life. He also clearly saw the man’s name, Alexander Herrmann, and felt a disturbing sense of closeness with the soldier. Obsessed by the power of this extremely real vision, Allix began an intensive investigation that revealed this individual had actually existed: a German soldier who died in World War II during the 1941 Russian campaign. As he began retracing Herrmann’s past, he found that the other images accompanying the battle scene were also of people who had truly existed and were close to the man who died. Diving deep into German military archives, meeting the man’s surviving family members, and following his own intuitive hunches, the author also discovered that the soldier was part of the Waffen S.S., the infamous Totenkopf Brigade, and his investigation broadened to explore what drove Herrmann to become part of such an organization. While Allix’s initial impression is that this German soldier was a past life, as he progresses in his rigorous investigation and his decoding of the events surrounding it, he realizes that it was actually his own work with the paranormal and his unresolved feelings over the death of his brother and his father that made him particularly sensitive to the veil between life and death, culminating in the soul of this dead soldier coming to him in search of forgiveness and healing. Allix realizes that his mission is not to bring about the rebirth of this person but to heal him--and the victims of his ignominious actions during the war. Offering a fascinating exploration of visions, synchronicities, reincarnation, and the connections between the spiritual and physical planes, When I Was Someone Else shares a powerful message of healing after death along with the profound epiphany that light needs darkness to be perceived.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

We Trade Our Night For Someone Else S Day

Author : Ivana Bodrozic
ISBN : 9781644210499
Genre : Fiction
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A thriller of the ex-Yugoslavia Wars. The city of Vukovar, situated on Croatia's easternmost periphery, across the Danube River from Serbia, was the site of some of the worst violence in the wars that rocked ex-Yugoslavia in the early '90s. It is referred to only as "the city" throughout this taut political thriller from one of Europe's most celebrated young writers. In this city without a name, fences in schoolyards separate the children of Serbs from those of Croats, and city leaders still fight to free themselves from violent crimes they committed--or permitted--during the war a generation ago. Now, it is left to a new generation--the children, now grown up, to extricate themselves from this tragic place, innocents who are nonetheless connected in different ways to the crimes of the past. Nora is a journalist assigned to do a puff piece on the perpetrator of a crime of passion--a Croatian high school teacher who fell in love with one of her students, a Serb, and is now in prison for having murdered her husband. But Nora herself is the daughter of a man who was murdered years earlier under mysterious circumstances. And she wants, if not to avenge her father, at least to bring to justice whoever committed the crime. There's a hothouse intensity to this extraordinary noir page-turner because of how closely the author sets the novel within the historical record. This city is unnamed, the story is fictional, so it can show us what actually happened there.
Category: Fiction

Sarajevo Self Portrait

Author : Leslie Fratkin
ISBN : UCSC:32106011431431
Genre : Photography
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Introduction by Tom Gjelten with images and texts by nine Bosnian photographers Created in the aftermath of war, in ruined darkrooms without electricity or running water, the photographs in this book are not only proof of the destruction and suffering of this once-beautiful country but a salute to its indomitable spirit, offering an authentic view of Bosnia through the eyes of those living inside it. '[These] individual tales, riveting and sometimes droll, contain the essence of the human will to resist. This is a wonderful book' - Roy Gutman
Category: Photography

The Leatherneck

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ISBN : WISC:89066031345
Genre :
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Foreign Service Journal

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ISBN : UVA:X006014948
Genre : Diplomatic and consular service, American
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Category: Diplomatic and consular service, American

A Civil War Gunboat In Pacific Waters

Author : Hans Van Tilburg
ISBN : NWU:35556040905846
Genre : History
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The USS Saginaw was a Civil War gunboat that served in Pacific and Asian waters between 1860 and 1870. During this decade, the crew witnessed the trade disruptions of the Opium Wars, the Taiping Rebellion, the transportation of Confederate sailors to Central America, the French intervention in Mexico, and the growing presence of American naval forces in Hawaii. In 1870, the ship sank at one of the world's most remote coral reefs; her crew was rescued sixty-eight days later after a dramatic open-boat voyage. More than 130 years later, the author led the team that discovered and recorded the Saginaw's remains near the Kure Atoll reef.
Category: History

The War For Africa

Author : Fred Bridgland
ISBN : STANFORD:36105082194601
Genre : Angola
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Category: Angola

The English Record

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105007771517
Genre : American literature
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Category: American literature

World Unity

Author : John Herman Randall
ISBN : UVA:X030737182
Genre : Internationalism
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Includes book reviews; classified reading lists of books on world unity, edited by J.H. Randall, jr., in v. 1 and 6; and World unity reading list.
Category: Internationalism

Reason Papers

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ISBN : WISC:89015968688
Genre : Social sciences
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Category: Social sciences