From School to Battlefield:A Story of the War Days (Classic Reprint) Charles King
From Classroom to Battlefield:Victoria High School and the First World War Barry Gough
The Battlefield, 1921:State Normal School for Women (Classic Reprint) University Of Mary Washington
On the Battlefield of Merit:Harvard Law School, the First Century Daniel R. Coquillette
In this issue: COMMENT´´Shots´´, by Hendrik Hertzberg: The gun problem. THE TALK OF THE TOWN´´Being Prepared´´, by Alec Wilkinson: Training journalists in battlefield medicine. PROFILES´´A Pickpockets Tale´´, by Adam Green: A magician tests the human mind. LETTER FROM COPENHAGEN´´Danish Postmodern´´, by Lauren Collins: Why Scandinavian TV has so many fans. THE CURRENT CINEMA´´Tough Times´´, by Anthony Lane: Reviews of Les Miserables, Django Unchained, and Amour. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/nyer/130102/pe_nyer_130102_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In his fourth collection, C. P. Boyko turnshis keen eye to the question of power?in schools and on campuses, in doctor?s offices and boardrooms, in triage tents and on the battlefield. A high-school math teacher tries too hard to be liked; childhood friends grow up and go to war for very different reasons; for purposes not entirely medical, a dentist hypnotizes a patient; management and workers struggle for control of a faltering factory; infantries comprised exclusively of women meet in battle; and undergraduates occupy a university president?s offfice, rallying beneath the flag of moral outrage. Moving effortlessly through a range of styles, from contemporary realist fiction and episodic adventures to three-act plays and polyvocal narratives, Boyko?s chameleon talents reveal the thread that binds his disparate characters and plots: the hunger to hold power and all the ways we are consumed by it. Clear-eyed but not cynical, satirical without being sarcastic, The Children?s War is as entertaining as it is insightful.
The powerful story of an unlikely friendship and a doctor¿s re-education on the battlefields of the Vietnam War. Fresh out of medical school and planning to enter academia, David pragmatically applies to serve in the US Army, thinking he would rather work in a stateside military hospital than get drafted. But when he gets reassigned to Southeast Asia, he suddenly finds himself on a base in Vietnam. He joins a civilian aid mission on a supposedly secure plateau, and spends his days dispensing pills to villagers. As David comes to terms with the unexpected factors that brought him to Vietnam, he must adjust to many more twists and turns - among them his relationship with his driver, Tom, a young, rough-hewn Southerner whose reticence feels unnervingly like indifference. Gradually, however, David sees that there¿s far more to Tom than he initially thought. As their friendship grows, David also realizes that his fellow doctors and the troops on base hold widely diverging opinions about the war and its objectives. As it becomes clear that their base is located on a key strategic route - the notorious Ho Chi Minh Trail - and thus a vulnerable target, it¿s only a matter of time before battles break out . . . 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gary Dikeos. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/014801/bk_adbl_014801_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Che Guevara´s legend is unmatched in the modern world. Since his assassination in 1967 at the age of 39, the Argentine revolutionary has become an internationally famed icon, as revered as he is controversial. A Marxist ideologue, he sought to end global inequality by bringing down the American capitalist empire through armed guerrilla warfare - and has few rivals in the Cold War era as an apostle of change. In Che: A Revolutionary Life, Jon Lee Anderson and Jose Hernandez reveal the man behind the myth, creating a complex portrait of this passionate idealist. Adapted from Anderson´s masterwork, Che transports us from young Ernesto´s medical school days to the battlefields of the Cuban revolution; from his place of power alongside Castro to his disastrous sojourn in the Congo, and his violent end in Bolivia. Through renowned Mexican artist Jose Hernandez´s drawings, we feel the bullets fly past in Cuba; smell the smoke of Castro´s cigars; and scrutinize the face of the weary guerrilla as he is called ´Comandante´ for the first time. With astonishing precision, colour, and drama, Che makes us first-hand witnesses to the revolutionary life and times of this historic figure. Combining Anderson´s unprecedented access and research with Hernandez´s emotionally gripping artwork, Che resurrects the man for a new generation of readers.