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.
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.
The future flashed before my eyes in all its preordained banality. Embarrassment, at first, to the exclusion of all other feelings. But embarrassment curled at the edges with a weariness. I got a joke in. ´So - we´d better get cooking the meth,´ I said to the poet. In August 2014 Jenny Diski was diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer and given ´two or three years´ to live. She didn´t know how to react. All responses felt scripted, laden with cliché. Being a writer, she decided to write about it (grappling with the unoriginality even of this) and to tell a story she had not yet told: that of being taken in, aged 15, by the author Doris Lessing and the subsequent 50 years of their complex relationship. In September 2014 Jenny Diski began writing in the London Review of Books, describing her experience of living with terminal cancer, examining her life and history with Doris Lessing: the fairy-tale rescue from ´the bin´ as a teenager, the difficulties of being absorbed into an unfamiliar family and the influence this had on her. Swooping from one memory to the next - alighting on the hysterical battlefield of her parental home, her expulsion from school, stacking shelves in Banbury and the drug-taking 20-something in and out of psychiatric hospitals - Diski paints a portrait of two extraordinary writers: Lessing and herself. From one of our most original voices comes a book like no other: a cerebral, witty, dazzlingly candid masterpiece about an uneasy relationship; about memory and writing, ingratitude and anger; about living with illness and facing death. From the acclaimed author of Skating to Antarctica comes a breathtakingly honest and original memoir about living with terminal cancer and her relationship with Doris Lessing, the Nobel Prize-winning author who adopted her as a teenager. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kim Hicks. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/027223/bk_adbl_027223_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
THE FIRST-EVER STUDY OF SAMURAI ARMS, ARMOUR AND TACTICS IN THE WORDS OF AN AUTHENTIC SEVENTEENTH-CENTURY SAMURAI MASTER STRATEGIST Part of the acclaimed Book of Samurai series, which presents for the first time the translated scrolls of the historical Natori-Ryu samurai school of war, this volume offers an exceptional insight into the weaponry and armour of the samurai era, as well as tactical advice for use on and off the battlefield. Two secret scrolls by the samurai tactician Natori Sanjuro Masazumi are presented here: Heieki Yoho, which offers advice for every possible martial situation, from moving troops to besieging a castle to fighting on the open battlefield; and Heigu Yoho, which explores samurai arms and armour in unparalleled detail. Illustrated with 130 line drawings of arms and armour, strategic diagrams and beautiful samples of Japanese calligraphy, this is essential reading for students of martial arts, warrior culture and the samurai path. This book was written by the seventeenth-century samurai tactician Natori Sanjuro Masazumi, also known as Issui-sensei, who was to become the most influential grandmaster of the Natori-Ryu school of war. It gives us an unprecedented insight into what the samurai knew about their own specialization - armour and warfare. By listening to a genuine samurai, we can discover a huge amount about the thoughts, ideals, codes and even the feelings of this much admired, but often misunderstood, warrior class. Heieki Yoho, the first scroll translated in this book, gives leadership advice for use on and off the battlefield. From turning thieves or cowards to good service, to practising ´external listening´ in order to obtain information from as many sources as possible, to penetrating the deeper motives of those who slander or praise others, the ideas discussed are thought provoking and paint a vivid picture of samurai Japan at war. Heigu Yoho, the second scroll, gives a rare and precious glimpse into samurai arms and armour, including details of their construction, regulations associated with the wearer´s status, and the fascinating ceremonies, mythology and Buddhist doctrine that underlay their use. With 130 line drawings that clarify the text, this is the ultimate resource for all those interested in the wisdom and practice of the historical samurai.