Download or read book Long Goodbye PDF or another Format written by Artemy Kalinovsky and published by Harvard University Press. This book was released on 2011-09-05 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Why did the USSR linger so long in Afghanistan? What makes this account of the Soviet-Afghan conflict both timely and important is its focus on the factors that prevented the Soviet leadership from ending a demoralizing and costly war and on the long-term consequences for the Soviet Union and the region.
Download or read book The Long Goodbye PDF or another Format written by Raymond Chandler and published by Vintage Crime/Black Lizard. This book was released on 2002-06-11 with total page 384 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Crime fiction master Raymond Chandler's sixth novel featuring Philip Marlowe, the "quintessential urban private eye" (Los Angeles Times). In noir master Raymond Chandler's The Long Goodbye, Philip Marlowe befriends a down on his luck war veteran with the scars to prove it. Then he finds out that Terry Lennox has a very wealthy nymphomaniac wife, whom he divorced and remarried and who ends up dead. And now Lennox is on the lam and the cops and a crazy gangster are after Marlowe.
Download or read book The Long Goodbye PDF or another Format written by Margaret R. Miles and published by Wipf and Stock Publishers. This book was released on 2017-02-02 with total page 104 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Long Goodbye: Dementia Diaries discusses a disease that is both personal and social for more than five million patients and their families and friends in the United States today. Now that there are medical strategies for preventing and/or curing strokes, heart attacks, even cancer, many more people are going to live into the dementia years in the near future. Although many dementia horror stories circulate in conversation and in the media, they are not the whole story. Creative approaches to loving a dementia patient can make for a valuable learning experience for family and caregivers. In The Long Goodbye Margaret Miles describes her commitment to making--rather than passively suffering--her spouse's dementia experience. Family and friends who accompany patients find embedded in the experience moments of great beauty, hilariously funny incidents, new companions, and life insights. The narrative provides both a travelogue and suggestions for a richly meaningful life passage for all participants. The Long Goodbye seeks to supply a balanced picture of a disease usually represented as unmitigated loss.
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Download or read book Afghan Crucible PDF or another Format written by Elisabeth Leake and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2022-03-31 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A new global history of the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan - an invasion whose consequences are still felt in Afghanistan and across the wider world. On 24 December 1979, Soviet armed forces entered Afghanistan, beginning an occupation that would last almost a decade and creating a political crisis that shook the world. To many observers, the Soviet invasion showed the lengths to which one of the world's superpowers would go to vie for supremacy in the global Cold War. The Soviet war, and parallel covert American aid to Afghan resistance fighters, would come to be a defining event of international politics in the final years of the Cold War, lingering far beyond the Soviet Union's own demise. Yet Cold War competition is only a small part of the story. Soviet troops entered a country already at war with itself. A century of debates within Afghanistan over the nature of modern nationhood culminated in a 1978 coup in which self-described Afghan communists pledged to fundamentally reshape Afghanistan. Instead what broke out was a civil war in which Afghans asserted competing models of Afghan statehood. Afghan socialists and Islamists came to the fore of this conflict in the 1980s, thanks in part to Soviet and American involvement, but they represented a broader movement for local articulations of social and political modernity that did not derive from foreign models. Afghans, in conversation with foreigners, set many of the parameters of the conflict. This sweeping history moves between centres of state in Kabul, Moscow, Islamabad, and Washington, the halls of global governance in Geneva and New York, resistance hubs in Peshawar and Panjshir, and refugee camps scattered across Pakistan's borderlands to tell a story that is much more expansive than the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan - a global history of a moment of crisis not just for Afghanistan or the Cold War but international relations and the postcolonial state.
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Download or read book Seventeen Gifts for Frannie and Jess PDF or another Format written by Nasser Hashmi and published by Troubador Publishing Ltd. This book was released on 2016-06-09 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A heartwarming story of an unbreakable friendship formed between two Games Makers at the fever pitch of the London Olympics. Francesca Hartford is fearful about volunteering at the London 2012 Olympics – her husband, Donald, has just died and her pillar of support and encouragement has gone with him. Determined to carry on without Donald, Francesca forces herself to volunteer alone. During her early shifts, she meets fellow Games Maker Jessica, a bolshy student who is extrovert, outspoken and overpowering. But the more time that Francesca spends with her, the more she realises that Jessica is suffering from loss too. As Olympic fever spreads across the nation, Francesca and Jessica get swept up in the euphoria, developing an unlikely bond that will last forever. Set against the backdrop of the most famous British sporting event, Seventeen Gifts for Frannie and Jess beautifully demonstrates how such events can unite a nation. This book will appeal to readers who enjoy stories of enduring friendship, as well as those inspired by the Olympics or those simply looking forward to Rio 2016. “Being a Games Maker was one of the most joyous times of my life. This wonderful book has captured that time so beautifully.” – Suzette Woodward, London 2012 Games Maker
Author : Anthony Dean Rizzuto
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release Date : 2021-12-03
ISBN 10 : 9783030883713
Pages : 101 pages
Rating : 4.8/5 (3 users)
Download or read book Raymond Chandler, Romantic Ideology, and the Cultural Politics of Chivalry PDF or another Format written by Anthony Dean Rizzuto and published by Springer Nature. This book was released on 2021-12-03 with total page 101 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Raymond Chandler, Romantic Ideology, and the Cultural Politics of Chivalry responds to the general consensus that Philip Marlowe represents a chivalric knight out of romance. The book argues that this commonplace reading requires a stunningly rosy rewriting of Marlowe, knighthood, chivalry, and romance. The book offers a history of the cultural politics of chivalry from the Middle Ages through British Romanticism to the modern United States, exposing the elitism, violent masculinism, racism, and ethno-national othering harbored within. Rizzuto also considers the survival of the chivalric ideology after World War I, and argues that the narrative of the Great War destroying chivalry rewrites the ghastly history of warfare. Touching on Chandler throughout these cultural histories, the book then directly confronts the question of knighthood and romance in the Marlowe novels. Rizzuto identifies an explicit rejection of romance in the service of hardboiled gender, class, and genre norms, including a seldom-remarked pattern of violence against women and sexual assault. The volume concludes by offering some ideas about Chandler’s motivations and the reception of the Marlowe novels.
Download or read book Projecting Paranoia PDF or another Format written by Ray Pratt and published by Culture America (Hardcover). This book was released on 2001 with total page 323 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A wide-ranging and idiosyncratic look at sixty years of politics and film that uncovers how American movies have mirrored and even challenged anxieties and paranoid perceptions embedded in American society since the start of the Cold War. The first book to take a sweeping look at 60 years of film and analyze them thematically.
Download or read book Frank Sinatra, My Father PDF or another Format written by Nancy Sinatra and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 1986 with total page 388 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The author offers a personal look at the popular American singer and actor, describes his complex personality, and shares the reminiscences of his friends and colleagues
Author : Max Boot
Publisher : Liveright Publishing
Release Date : 2018-01-09
ISBN 10 : 9780871409430
Pages : 784 pages
Rating : 4.4/5 (871 users)
Download or read book The Road Not Taken: Edward Lansdale and the American Tragedy in Vietnam PDF or another Format written by Max Boot and published by Liveright Publishing. This book was released on 2018-01-09 with total page 784 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize (Biography) A New York Times bestseller, this “epic and elegant” biography (Wall Street Journal) profoundly recasts our understanding of the Vietnam War. Praised as a “superb scholarly achievement” (Foreign Policy), The Road Not Taken confirms Max Boot’s role as a “master chronicler” (Washington Times) of American military affairs. Through dozens of interviews and never-before-seen documents, Boot rescues Edward Lansdale (1908–1987) from historical ignominy to “restore a sense of proportion” to this “political Svengali, or ‘Lawrence of Asia’ ”(The New Yorker). Boot demonstrates how Lansdale, the man said to be the fictional model for Graham Greene’s The Quiet American, pioneered a “hearts and minds” diplomacy, first in the Philippines and then in Vietnam. Bringing a tragic complexity to Lansdale and a nuanced analysis to his visionary foreign policy, Boot suggests Vietnam could have been different had we only listened. With contemporary reverberations in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Syria, The Road Not Taken is a “judicious and absorbing” (New York Times Book Review) biography of lasting historical consequence.