By the end of the war it was not preposterous for the GIs to see some poetic justice in the fact that these very countries were able to shake hands as partners amidst the smoking ruins of the Old World. The perception of Europe that ...
Author: Peter Schrijvers
This book offers a compelling account of how America's combat soldiers experienced Europe during World War II. It paints a vivid picture of the GIs' struggles with its natural surroundings, their confrontations with its soldiers, their encounters with its civilians, and their reactions to uncovering the holocaust. The book shows how these harrowing experiences convinced the American soldiers that Europe's collapse was not just the result of the war, but also of the Old World's deep-seated political cynicism, economic stagnation, and cultural decadence.
Author: Christopher R. MortensonPublish On: 2019-06-30
93. Risch, The Quartermaster Corps, 1: 188–92; McManus, Deadly Brotherhood, 24–25; Schrijvers, The Crash of Ruin, 158. 94. McManus, The Deadly Brotherhood, 27–30; Kennett, G.I., 101–02; Schrijvers, The Crash of Ruin, 158–64; ...
Author: Christopher R. Mortenson
This ground-breaking work explores the lives of average soldiers from the American Revolution through the 21st-century conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq. • Provides readers with an understanding of the daily lives of soldiers in America's wars, greatly complementing more standard histories of battles and leaders • Offers a curated collection of primary sources for each conflict that illuminates the daily lives of US soldiers during wartime • Includes detailed bibliographies that offer many accessible sources needed by students and researchers looking to further explore the topics • Provides a comprehensive chronology for each conflict that helps readers to place it within the proper historical context • Spans nearly 250 years of national history from the American Revolution to the Afghanistan War
A convicting moment of silence passed between the three as they allowed the truth of the accident to sink in. Then Shep looked at Parker accusingly and said, “You killed them didn't you, Mr. Parker? You were trying to help them put an ...
Author: Jason Stadtlander
Publisher: BHC Press
In Ruins of the Mind, Jason Statlander examines friendship, love, family, tragedy, and American culture throughout this collection of contemporary short fiction. His poignant words touch on—and make us question—what it means to be human, the ups and downs that connect and affect us all, and how family is the rock that will get us through. Highlighted stories include: Feathers in the Wind: Jake boards an airplane for a fateful flight while traveling home to make his daughter’s birthday. The Ter’roc: Fourteen-year-old Heidi seeks adventure and makes the discovery of a lifetime when she follows her curiosity through a storm drain. Surviving the Messengers: Ashley and her father Chris are dealing with the loss of her mother and need to find the strength to battle a fantastical foe. In the Shadows of a Moment: Five-year-old Frankie sets off for a birthday party on a rainy day with his father Howard, and the ensuing day leads to a shocking discovery. Downward Spiral: In this moving commentary on the American economy, Dominic loses his job and his family, sending his life into a tailspin. Springtime Roses: Rose goes to a routine doctor’s appointment and receives shocking news that changes her and her family’s life. Other stories in this collection: The Lantern, The Glass Pyramid, Chance—“Don’t Lose Your Head,” The Sheadroch, The Talasum, and The Journals.
the ruins of the feast with calm contempt . ... but as he reached one left in a great silver branch , which MacCrea the threshold the door was flung to with a crash , had seized on leaving the table --- notwithstanding and he was thrown ...
The 2004 referendum and the Northern Rock collapse were a return as farce ofthe calling-in of accounts that did for Smith, much as the crash of Blairism was the sorry echo ofthe crash of social democracy in the 1970s, this time without ...
Author: Owen Hatherley
Publisher: Verso Books
Category: Social Science
Back in 1997, New Labour came to power amid much talk of regenerating the inner cities left to rot under successive Conservative governments. Over the next decade, British cities became the laboratories of the new enterprise economy: glowing monuments to finance, property speculation, and the service industry—until the crash. In A Guide to the New Ruins of Great Britain, Owen Hatherley sets out to explore the wreckage—the buildings that epitomized an age of greed and aspiration. From Greenwich to Glasgow, Milton Keynes to Manchester, Hatherley maps the derelict Britain of the 2010s: from riverside apartment complexes, art galleries and amorphous interactive “centers,” to shopping malls, call centers and factories turned into expensive lofts. In doing so, he provides a mordant commentary on the urban environment in which we live, work and consume. Scathing, forensic, bleakly humorous, A Guide to the New Ruins of Great Britain is a coruscating autopsy of a get-rich-quick, aspirational politics, a brilliant, architectural “state we’re in.”
Crash ! a beam has fallen amid myriads of sparks shooting skywards ; the walls now totter , and the empty window - frames are like the mouths of fierce volcanoes . The noise is deafening as the ruin increases , but the crowd , drunk ...
His spirits have been the ruin of him in England , but he finds a vent for them in the new world , learns even to prize books from being so long without them , and finally ... It occurs after the crash of ruin in the second volume .
He runs toward the living room, there's a crash, he runs back into the bedroom, looks at Lyra and me as though just realizing we're there, and snarls, “If you two move, I'll have to shoot you.” He begins talking to someone who isn't ...
Author: Linda Lightsey Rice
On a December day in 1957, schoolteacher Louise Copeland and her six-year-old daughter, Lyra, come home to discover that Louises gentle war-hero husband has suddenly become psychotic and has slashed his wrist with a razor blade. From that moment on, everything Louise has believed in unravels. In their inner-city Southern neighborhood, situated between a cemetery and a madhouse, a place of leafy oak trees and ghosts, three other people become involved in Louises crisis: Rosa, the scandalous divorcee who entertains men for a living; Uta, the mysterious elderly lady who casts spells; and Max, the clairvoyant gravedigger. In 2004, as Louise is dying, her daughter returns home, and she and her mother confront how the family was torn asunder in 1957. Louise finally reveals the long-held secret that haunted the family for the next fifty years. This poignant novel is a gripping drama of madness and prejudice in which a mother leaves her daughter, ultimately, with hope. Praise for Linda Lightsey Rice Against the Ruins contains such gorgeous writing that it nearly takes your breath away, with a sense of humor and a fine appreciation of the ridiculous even amid great agony. Natalie Goldberg Rice has a fiery, incandescent talent. Pat Conroy
The bomb-aimer was killed in the crash, the navigator aboard already dead, hit by flak somewhere over the Ruhr. It seemed secondary. WAAFs were running towards Hilda, screaming and crying, and Teddy ordered them to go 204 KATE ATKINSON.
Author: Kate Atkinson
Publisher: Random House
WINNER OF THE 2015 COSTA NOVEL AWARD AND BESTSELLING LITERARY PAPERBACK OF THE YEAR 'Atkinson's finest work, and confirmation that her genre-defying writing continues to surprise and dazzle' Observer A God in Ruins relates the life of Teddy Todd – would-be poet, heroic World War II bomber pilot, husband, father, and grandfather – as he navigates the perils and progress of the 20th century. For all Teddy endures in battle, his greatest challenge will be to face living in a future he never expected to have. This gripping, often deliriously funny yet emotionally devastating book looks at war – that great fall of Man from grace – and the effect it has, not only on those who live through it, but on the lives of the subsequent generations. It is also about the infinite magic of fiction. Few will dispute that it proves once again that Kate Atkinson is one of the most exceptional novelists of our age. 'A dazzling read...ends on one of the most devastating twists in recent fiction' DAILY TELEGRAPH
So it's understandable that those economists whose work has been to map the possibilities of 'degrowth' were keen to stress that the crash in GDP accompanying the early months of Covid was not at all what they had been advocating.
Author: Dougald Hine
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
Dougald Hine, a social thinker and writer, has spent most of his life in university classrooms, think tank seminars, government offices, and on theatre stages around the world talking about climate change. And then on one sunny afternoon in the second year of the pandemic, he realized he had nothing left to say. Why would someone who cares so deeply about ecological change want to stop talking about it now? At Work in the Ruins is the book that grew out of Dougald’s attempt to answer that question. He delves deeply into what he discovered during the globally shared, isolating Covid moment; why the virus and the measures taken against it drove so many of us to despair; and how we can refind our bearings if the pandemic is not the big event that changes everything but simply one in a chain of emergencies that are bringing about the end of the world as we knew it. At Work in the Ruins explores the role science is playing in shaping public policy and how this is deteriorating our appreciation for the natural world, our capacity for short and long-term problem-solving, which results in the erosion of our freedom. Dougald questions our seemingly unbreakable attachment to modernity and how it blinds us to the numbing effects of relentless emergencies, including climate change and the pandemic. At Work in the Ruins is a book for anyone who has found themselves needing to make sense of what we’ve been through, what is ending, and how we learn to talk about it. Only then can we choose to face the problems that really matter so that we can find solace at work in the ruins.