Whether Thersites in Homer’s Iliad, Wilfred Owen in “Dulce et Decorum Est,” or Allen Ginsberg in “Wichita Vortex Sutra,” poets have long given solitary voice against the brutality of war. The hasty cancellation of the 2003 White House symposium “Poetry and the American Voice” in the face of protests by Sam Hamill and other invited guests against the coming “shock and awe” campaign in Iraq reminded us that poetry and poets still have the power to challenge the powerful. Behind the Lines investigates American war resistance poetry from the Second World War through the Iraq wars. Rather than simply chronicling the genre, Philip Metres argues that this poetry gets to the heart of who is authorized to speak about war and how it can be represented. As such, he explores a largely neglected area of scholarship: the poet’s relationship to dissenting political movements and the nation. In his elegant study, Metres examines the ways in which war resistance is registered not only in terms of its content but also at the level of the lyric. He proposes that protest poetry constitutes a subgenre that—by virtue of its preoccupation with politics, history, and trauma—probes the limits of American lyric poetry. Thus, war resistance poetry—and the role of what Shelley calls unacknowledged legislators—is a crucial, though largely unexamined, body of writing that stands at the center of dissident political movements.
Finally, gesturing to the broader chorus of voices beyond her own, Coleman's work moves between first person lyrics ... are casualties of a war behind the lines, a war whose effects were both buried in the sand and right in front of us.
Author: Philip Metres
Publisher: University of Iowa Press
Category: Literary Criticism
On September 16, 'Kirkstone' reported to Cairo headquarters that the Allies were unable to keep the railway line completely closed. It was open for a few hours on September 10 and late afternoon the following day.
Author: Robert E. Perdue (Jr.)
This set includes all four books of the Heroines Behind the Lines Series: Wedded to War, Widow of Gettysburg, Yankee in Atlanta, and Spy of Richmond. The Heroines Behind the Lines Series highlights the crucial contributions made by women during the Civil War. In Wedded to War, Charlotte chooses a life of service over privilege, just as her childhood friend had done when he became a military doctor. She soon discovers that she’s combatting more than just the rebellion by becoming a nurse. Will the two men who love her simply stand by and watch as she fights her own battles? Or will their desire for her wage war on her desire to serve God? In Widow of Gettysburg, the farm of Union widow Liberty Holloway is disfigured into a Confederate field hospital, bringing her face to face with unspeakable suffering—and a Confederate scout who awakens her long dormant heart. Will Liberty be defined by the tragedy in her life, or will she find a way to triumph over it? In Yankee in Atlanta, soldier Caitlin McKae wakes up in Atlanta after being wounded in battle. The Georgian doctor who treated her believed Caitlin's only secret was that she had been fighting for the Confederacy disguised as a man. To avoid arrest or worse, Caitlin hides her true identity and makes a new life for herself in Atlanta. When Sherman’s troops edge closer to Atlanta, Caitlin tries to escape north, but is arrested on charges of being a spy. Will honor dictate that Caitlin follow the rules, or love demand that she break them? In Spy of Richmond, Union loyalist Sophie Kent attempts to end the war from within the Confederate capital, but she can’t do it alone. As Sophie’s spy network grows, she walks a tightrope of deception, using her father’s position as newspaper editor and a suitor’s position in the ordnance bureau. When her espionage endangers the people she loves, she's forced to make a life-and-death gamble.
Readers of Wedded to War will recognize Charlotte Waverly from the first book in the Heroines Behind the Lines series. The nurse Charlotte's character was inspired by Georgeanne Woolsey, who did indeed nurse for three weeks at the ...
Author: Jocelyn Green
Publisher: Moody Publishers
The first in an edgy new contemporary romance series that follows a family on the run, from the author of the USA Today bestselling A Little Too Far series... As the oldest son of a Chicago crime lord, Robert Delgado always knew how dangerous life could be. With his mother dead and his father in prison, he’s taking charge of his family’s safety—putting himself and his siblings in witness protection to hide out in a backwater Florida town. Fourth grade teacher Adri Wilson is worried about the new boy in her class. Sherm is quiet and evasive, especially when he’s around his even cagier older brother. Adri can’t help her attraction to Rob, or the urge to help them both in whatever way she can. But the Delgados have enemies on two sides of the mob—their father’s former crew and the rival family he helped take down. It’s only a matter of time before someone finds them. And if Rob isn’t careful, Adri could end up in the crossfire... Includes an exclusive preview of the next On the Run novel, Over the Line.
“And,” he adds, his eyes lifting to the window behind me, “from what I can see, you're great with kids, so this was a good fit for you.” “Do you want kids? ... His lips press into a line, and the liquid pools of his ...
Author: Lisa Desrochers
This volume focuses on a formative period in the history and archaeology of northern Greece. The decade following 1912, when Thessaloniki became part of Greece, was a period marked by an extraordinary internationalism as a result of the population movements caused by the shifting of national borders and the troop movements which accompanied the First World War. The papers collected here look primarily at the impact of the discoveries of the Army of the Orient on the archaeological study of the region of Macedonia. Resulting collections of antiquities are now held in Thessaloniki, London, Paris, Edinburgh and Oxford. Various specialists examine each of these collections, bringing the archaeological legacy of the Macedonian Campaign together in one volume for the first time. A key theme of the volume is the emerging dialogue between the archaeological remains of Macedonia and the politics of Hellenism. A number of authors consider how archaeological interpretation was shaped by the incorporation of Macedonia into Greece. Other authors describe how the politics of the Campaign, in which Greece was initially a neutral partner, had implications both for the administration of archaeological finds and their subsequent dispersal. A particular focus is the historical personalities who were involved and the sites they discovered. The role of the Greek Archaeological Service, particularly in the protection of antiquities, as well as promoting excavation in the aftermath of the 1917 Great Fire of Thessaloniki, is also considered.
behind the front line the British also employed volunteer units such as the Macedonian Mule Corps and Maltese Labour Corps. Canadian, Australian and New Zealand medical personnel were also part of the BSF and the voluntary Scoish ...
Author: Andrew Shapland
The only thing that differentiates your service or your product from any others is your creativity and innovative thinking. This eook from the crayon of Creativity Guru Jeff Tobe is an unusually charming collection of warm, funny, and instructive business tales. It provides numerous examples of street-smart sales tactics, exemplary customer service, and outside-the-lines marketing. The book encourages anyone with an entrepreneurial spirit by providing story after story of creative ideas and inspiration. In Coloring Outside the Lines: Business Thoughts on Creativity, Marketing and Sales, Jeff Tobe shows that when you compete head-on in business you are just agreeing to play by the same old rules.
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Author: Jeff Tobe
Category: Business & Economics
A veteran journalist and former member of Parliament, Kuldip Nayar is India’s most well known and widely syndicated journalist. He was born in Sialkot in 1923 and educated at Lahore University before migrating to Delhi with his family at he time of Partition. He began his career in the Urdu newspaper Anjam and after a spell in the USA worked as information officer of Lal Bahadur Shastri and Govind Ballabh Pant. He eventually became Resident Editor of the Statesman and managing editor of the Indian news agency UNI. He corresponded for the Times for twenty-five years and later served as Indian high commissioner to the UK during the V.P. Singh government. His stand for press freedom during the Emergency, when he was detained; his commitment to better relations between India and Pakistan, and his role as a human rights activist have won him respect and affection in both countries. Author of more than a dozen books, his weekly columns are read across South Asia.
The syndicate, as elderly Congressmen were described, was united behind Lal Bahadur Shastri, a minister without ... but they were called solely for ceremonial purposes, to line the route and control the mammoth crowd at Raj Ghat.
Author: Kuldip Nayar
Publisher: Roli Books Private Limited
Category: Biography & Autobiography
"[T]he amazing story of a woman who lived through one of the worst times in human history, losing family members to the Nazis but surviving with her spirit and integrity intact.” —Publishers Weekly Marthe Cohn was a young Jewish woman living just across the German border in France when Hitler rose to power. Her family sheltered Jews fleeing the Nazis, including Jewish children sent away by their terrified parents. But soon her homeland was also under Nazi rule. As the Nazi occupation escalated, Marthe’s sister was arrested and sent to Auschwitz and the rest of her family was forced to flee to the south of France. Always a fighter, Marthe joined the French Army and became a member of the intelligence service of the French First Army. Marthe, using her perfect German accent and blond hair to pose as a young German nurse who was desperately trying to obtain word of a fictional fiancé, would slip behind enemy lines to retrieve inside information about Nazi troop movements. By traveling throughout the countryside and approaching troops sympathetic to her plight--risking death every time she did so--she learned where they were going next and was able to alert Allied commanders. When, at the age of eighty, Marthe Cohn was awarded France’s highest military honor, the Médaille Militaire, not even her children knew to what extent this modest woman had helped defeat the Nazi empire. At its heart, this remarkable memoir is the tale of an ordinary human being who, under extraordinary circumstances, became the hero her country needed her to be.
When I reached the building I'd been told housed the enlisting offices, I found lines of people outside, on one of the wide boulevards in Paris. I stood in line several days in succession without being seen. Then when I did finally get ...
Author: Marthe Cohn
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Terror, Torture, Death...It was kill first or be killed for these men who fought their own private hit-and-run war. True accounts of World War II heroic secret raiders whose daring missions behind enemy lines changed the course of the war. Ten accounts of high courage and dedication—stories of the suicidal missions of the World War II. ““Courage knows no nationality"—and it might be added—bounds—which a collection of now-it-can-be-told tales attempts to prove. Mr. Sanderson's stories focus on surpassing daring, audacity and cunning—to match any act of heroism on the field of battle. Usually these intrepid escapades were the work of one ingenious planner; sometimes, however, whole crews engaged in death-defying sorties. The writing catches the spirit of these men with realism and drama, whether the story deals with an incredible plot to kill Rommel (which didn't come off); the disposal of an embryonic Nazi A bomb in Norway in 1943; a "cockleshell" raid along a Nazi-held river; or the grim humor of Britain's only private, "independent" army—Popski's Army, fighting alongside the Tommies in Tunisia.... Good cloak-and-dagger stuff that points up the fact that even the Armed Services had great need of wildly imaginative non-conformists.... For the boys—or men—who are commandos in spirit.”-Kirkus Reviews
PPA spearheading an LRDG truck patrol, snuck behind Axis lines and made its way seven hundred miles through the enemyheld Tripolitanian desert into Tunisia to probe the Mareth line in advance. Specifically, it looked for a way to ...
Author: James Dean Sanderson
Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing
BEHIND ENEMY LINES Continues the saga of David Hampton in THE LAST MISSION. David parachutes from his burning fighter, his face burned and eye sight blurry, finds himself deep inside Germany. A Jewish partisan finds him and takes him in, tending to his wounds. A Jewish doctor and his daughter keep him hidden in their attic. Gestapo raids the farm and arrests the Jews. David is taken captive and shipped with them in cattle cars to a Nazi death camp. David escapes and reverts back to his Lakota upbringing, his Native Wisdom, to elude his captors. He joins a resistance group and steals an FW-190, and begins bringing the war home to the Nazis inside Germany. A captivating, superbly written novel of combat flying, peopled by real warriors who went up daily. The heart wrenching love story is equally intense.--ED McGAA, EAGLE MAN, USMC 110 missions Vietnam - F4B Phantoms Author of Eagle Vision and Mother Earth Spirituality. David Hampton adapted to the white mans world, still he kept the old ways, his grandfathers ways, in his heart. He believed in Wakan Tanka, and Mother Earth, who would provide him everything he needed. Grandfather had taught him the ways of his ancestors. Each summer they would go into the Black Hills, they would live off the land. Now, you go to the store and buy everything you need. It has not always been that way. He learned to live off the land, his ancestors did; now he would do so also. Something moved on the bank opposite him and he looked up. There was a woman standing on the bank watching him. She had a Schmauser machinegun pistol hanging by a sling from her shoulder. Her right hand was on the grip and a finger on the trigger. She was tall and although she wore mens bulky clothing, he could not help but notice a well developed figure. Her hair was done up in a ball at the back of her head and she wore a large fur hat. Her face was plain, not pretty, but not ugly by any means. Her lips were large and looked as though she was pouting over something.
He has a knife scar diagonally across his mouth, like this,” Karl drew an imaginary line across his own face with ... A train sat outside with another two thousand Jews waiting unwittingly for their extermination, for BEHIND ENEMy LINES 65.
Author: Clif Santa
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation