Book The Flamethrowers

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  • Author : Rachel Kushner
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2014-01-14
  • ISBN : 1439142017
  • Pages : 432 pages

Download or read The Flamethrowers PDF, written by Rachel Kushner and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2014-01-14 with total page 432 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Arriving in New York to pursue a creative career in the raucous 1970s art scene, Reno joins a group of dreamers and raconteurs before falling in love with the estranged son of an Italian motorcycle scion and succumbing to a radical social movement in 1977 Italy. By the National Book Award-nominated author of Telex from Cuba.

Book The Flamethrower

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  • Author : Chris McNab
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release : 2015-08-20
  • ISBN : 1472809033
  • Pages : 81 pages

Download or read The Flamethrower PDF, written by Chris McNab and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2015-08-20 with total page 81 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The focus of this book is a weapon that has literally placed the power of fire in human hands – the man-portable flamethrower. This formidable weapon first saw battlefield use in the hands of German troops during World War I, and went on to arm the forces of many countries in World War II and beyond. Capable of inflicting horrific injuries – or of using up the oxygen supply inside a building, causing the occupants to suffocate – it projected a stream of flammable liquid, which could be 'bounced' off the interior surfaces of tunnels, buildings and other defended structures to reach deep inside a fortification. From its combat debut to its deployment in Vietnam, Chechnya and elsewhere, the flamethrower has proven to be devastatingly effective, not least because of its huge psychological impact on enemy troops. Yet despite this, the weapon and its operators have always been vulnerable, suffering from a very particular set of limitations, all of which are explored here. Featuring expert analysis, first-hand accounts and a startling array of illustrations and photographs, this is the definitive guide to an extraordinary chapter in the history of military technology.

Book Moments of Capital

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  • Author : Eli Jelly-Schapiro
  • Publisher : Stanford University Press
  • Release : 2023-03-21
  • ISBN : 1503635449
  • Pages : 338 pages

Download or read Moments of Capital PDF, written by Eli Jelly-Schapiro and published by Stanford University Press. This book was released on 2023-03-21 with total page 338 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Undertaken at the interface of critical theory and world literature, Moments of Capital sets out to grasp the unity and heterogeneity of global capital in the postcolonial present. Eli Jelly-Schapiro argues that global capital is composed of three synchronous moments: primitive accumulation, expanded reproduction, and the "synthetic dispossession" facilitated by financialization and privatization. These moments correspond to distinct economic and political forms, and distinct strands of theory and fiction. Moments of Capital integrates various intellectual traditions—from multiple trajectories of Marxist thought, to Weberian inquiries into the "spirit" of capitalism, to anticolonial accounts of racial depredation—to reveal the concurrent interrelation of the three moments of capital. The book's literary readings, meanwhile, make vivid the uneven texture and experience of capitalist modernity at large. Analyzing formally and thematically diverse novels—works by Fiston Mwanza Mujila, Marlon James, Jennifer Egan, Eugene Lim, Rafael Chirbes, Neel Mukherjee, Rachel Kushner, and others—Jelly-Schapiro evinces the different patterns of feeling and consciousness that register, and hypothesize a way beyond, the contradictions of capital. This book develops a new conceptual key for the mapping of contemporary theory, world literature, and global capital itself.

Book US Flamethrower Tanks of World War II

Download or read US Flamethrower Tanks of World War II PDF, written by Steven J. Zaloga and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2013-10-20 with total page 50 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The US Army and Marine Corps experimented with a wide range of flame-thrower tanks through World War II in both the European and Pacific theaters. Although the US Army deployment of flame-thrower tanks in the ETO was problematic at best, flamethrowers were much more widely used in the Pacific theater and became ubiquitous by 1945, including an entire Army flamethrower tank battalion on Okinawa in 1945, the largest single use of flamethrower tanks in World War II. This will cover the initial attempts at the use of auxiliary flamethrowers by both the US Army and Marine Corps in 1943, the standardized adoption of the Satan flamethrower tank by the Marines in 1944, the development of main gun flamethrowers by the Marines and US Army based on the POA-CWS designs, and the myriad other types tested in combat including the powerful LVT-4 design using Navy flamethrowers at Peleliu in 1944. Due to the extensive Japanese use of fortifications in the final year of the Pacific war, Flamethrower tanks became one of the most important solutions in American tactics.

Book Flamethrower

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  • Author : Bryan Mark Rigg
  • Publisher : Fidelis Historia
  • Release : 2020-03-20
  • ISBN : 1734534117
  • Pages : 1362 pages

Download or read Flamethrower PDF, written by Bryan Mark Rigg and published by Fidelis Historia. This book was released on 2020-03-20 with total page 1362 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Late in the Pacific War, as Americans were fighting their way to the home islands of the Japanese Empire, one of the fiercest battles of World War II was raging. The Japanese had created perhaps the best defended area anywhere on an island called Iwo Jima. Days into the bloody battle, casualties were high on both sides. United States Marines were taking an awful pounding out in the open from enemy fortified positions. Imperial Japanese soldiers in pillboxes and bunkers knew that the greatest danger they faced was from a flamethrower if it could get near enough to hit them. Imagine a little guy strapping on a highly flammable 70-pound weapon, instantly drawing heavy enemy fire as he maneuvered close enough with a small team of Leathernecks to destroy a pillbox. Woody Williams did just that on the hellishly hot and sulfurous, volcanic island of Iwo Jima, destroying Japanese emplacements against dire odds. He, along with numerous comrades, did it again and again, taking out hundreds of fortifications which had stalled their regiment’s advance to secure the islands airfields. The capture of Iwo Jima helped the powerful new B-29s have P-51 fighter-plane escorts to help the bombers pound Japan into submission. Iwo actually was a backup landing zone for the Enola Gay if she had difficulties delivering her atomic bomb on 6 August 1945 at Hiroshima, a bomb American leaders hoped would bring Hirohito to his knees begging for surrender terms so World War II would stop. Accomplished military historian, Bryan Mark Rigg, reconstructs Woody Williams’s remarkable story, from his youth on a dairy farm in West Virginia to his experiences as a Marine on Guadalcanal, on Guam and on Iwo Jima. Rigg tells Williams’ story vividly, and objectively, and places it in the context of the broader Pacific theater of World War II. Using never-before-seen documents and interviews, Rigg brings out new information about the Pacific War unknown until now. As he explores Woody’s life, Rigg enables the reader to better appreciate the brave Marines and their heroics. Moreover, Rigg explores the numerous problems with Woody and his narrative. As a result, this book also documents Woody’s controversial Medal of Honor process, one of the most controversial Medal of Honor stories to come out of World War II.

Book The 2002 Dubrovka and 2004 Beslan Hostage Crises

Download or read The 2002 Dubrovka and 2004 Beslan Hostage Crises PDF, written by John B. Dunlop and published by Columbia University Press. This book was released on 2006-01-16 with total page 166 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume contains by far the most complete reports available in English concerning two major terrorist incidents in Russia: the October 2002 seizure of a Moscow theater at Dubrovka and the September 2004 taking of a large school in Beslan in southern Russia. The issues examined are as follows:- the backgrounds of the Muslim extremists who carried out these acts including the de facto leaders of the terrorist assaults, ethnic Chechen Ruslan Elmurzaev and Ingush Ruslan Khuchbarov;- the failure of Russian law-enforcement to prevent these two incidents, documenting both the massive corruption of the Russian security services and police and the absence of the rule of law;- the storming of the Moscow theater building and of the school at Beslan by Russian police, aided by the military, elucidating the reasons for the very large loss of life in both incidents;- the use by the Russian police of a special gas at Dubrovka and of tanks and flamethrowers at Beslan;- the evident fixation of the Putin leadership with portraying these two assaults as incidents of international Islamic terrorism linked to the Al-Qaeda network;- and the repeated attempts on the part of the Russian authorities at the time of these incidents to weaken the influence of moderate Chechen separatists headed by the late Aslan Maskhadov.

Book A Companion to Experimental Cinema

Download or read A Companion to Experimental Cinema PDF, written by Federico Windhausen and published by John Wiley & Sons. This book was released on 2022-09-07 with total page 484 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An exploration of what experimental cinema was, is, and might become A Companion to Experimental Cinema is a collection of original essays organized around both theoretical and historical issues of concern to film scholars, programmers, filmmakers, and viewers. Newly-commissioned essays written by specialists in the field, along with dialogues conducted with a diverse range of practitioners, focus on core subjects to present an international array of overlapping and contrasting perspectives. This unique text not only provides detailed accounts of particular films and filmmakers, but also discusses new approaches of understanding, characterizing, and shaping experimental cinema. The Companion offers readers an accessible point of entry to the material while seeking to contribute to scholarly debates. Essays explore a wide range of topics within the realm of experimental film, including the shift from traditional biography to broader contexts, the increased attention afforded to local and transnational circuits of exchange, and the deepening of theoretical considerations regarding cultural identity and cinematic aesthetics. Key themes and concepts are inter-woven throughout the text, offering fresh perspectives on experimental cinema’s dialogues with other modes and practices of film and video, its interactions with the non-cinematic arts, its responses to changing technological landscapes, and more. An essential addition to the field, the Companion: Balances introductory summaries and scholarly dialogue with existing literature Explores how the study of experimental cinema can benefit from scholarship in other disciplines Includes numerous analyses of films that are readily available to view via digital media Discusses both canonical and obscure or neglected works Examines the effects of the growing diversification of experimental film scholarship A Companion to Experimental Cinema is a valuable resource for scholars of film studies and art history, curators and programmers, critics and bloggers, filmmakers and artists, and anyone interested in exploring experimental or avant-garde cinema.

Book Tomb of the Panzerwaffe

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  • Author : Aleksei Isaev
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 2014-07-19
  • ISBN : 1912174693
  • Pages : 200 pages

Download or read Tomb of the Panzerwaffe PDF, written by Aleksei Isaev and published by . This book was released on 2014-07-19 with total page 200 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In March 1945 the German Wehrmacht undertook its final attempt to change the course of the war by launching a counteroffensive in the area of Lake Balaton, Hungary. Here, the best panzer forces of the Third Reich and the elite of the Panzerwaffe were assembled - the panzer divisions SS Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler, Das Reich, Totenkopf, Wiking and others, staffed by ardent believers in Nazism and armed with the most up-to-date combat equipment, including up to 900 tanks and self-propelled guns. At the time, this was considered a secondary axis for the Red Army, and thus the troops of the 3rd Ukrainian Front had to stop the German counteroffensive with their own forces and could not count upon reinforcements from the Stavka Reserve, which were needed for the decisive storming of Berlin. Relying upon their combat skill and rich combat experience, the Soviet troops carried out this task with honor, stopping the tidal wave of German armor and inflicting a decisive defeat and enormous, irreplaceable losses upon the enemy. The defeat of the Sixth SS Panzer Army became a genuine catastrophe for Germany, and Balaton became the tomb of the Panzerwaffe. In this book, penned by two leading Russian military historians, this major defeat suffered by the Wehrmacht has been described and analyzed for the first time using data from both Soviet and German archives. It focuses not only on Operation Spring Awakening, but also describes the preceding Konrad offensives conducted by the Germans in the effort to come to the aid of the encircled and desperate German and fascist Hungarian defenders of Budapest. This edition is lavishly illustrated with over a hundred rare photographs of destroyed or disabled German armor taken shortly after the battle by a Soviet inspection team, besides other photographs and specially commissioned color maps.

Book Churchill Crocodile Flamethrower

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  • Author : David Fletcher
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release : 2012-05-20
  • ISBN : 1780967446
  • Pages : 107 pages

Download or read Churchill Crocodile Flamethrower PDF, written by David Fletcher and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2012-05-20 with total page 107 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A fire-breathing monster on the battlefield, the Churchill Crocodile was one of the most awe-inspiring weapons of World War II. Tank expert David Fletcher chronicles the development of the flamethrower tank, examining the dramatic effect of these tanks in battle from use in France to the terrifying attack on the Senio River in Italy, as well as investigating the post-war use of Crocodiles to burn down and sterilise the site of Belsen concentration camp, and their mobilisation for the Korean War. Researched using the papers of Reginald Fraser the genius behind the flamethrowers and dramatically illustrated with detailed artwork and previously unpublished photographs, this book brings to life the true terror of these tanks.

Book After Violence

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  • Author : Debra Javeline
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2023
  • ISBN : 0197683347
  • Pages : 601 pages

Download or read After Violence PDF, written by Debra Javeline and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2023 with total page 601 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Starting on September 1, 2004, and ending 53 hours later, Russia experienced its most appalling act of terrorism in history, the seizure of School No. 1 in Beslan, North Ossetia. Approximately 1,200 children, parents, and teachers were taken hostage, and over 330 -nearly one of every hundred Beslan residents- were killed, hundreds more seriously wounded, and all severely traumatized. After Violence is the first book to analyze the aftermath of such large-scale violence with evidence from almost all direct victims. It explores the motivations behind individual responses to violence. When does violence fuel greater acceptance of retaliatory violence, and when does violence fuel nonviolent participation in politics? The mass hostage taking was widely predicted to provoke a spiral of retaliatory ethnic violence in the North Caucasus, where the act of terror was embedded in a larger context of ongoing conflict between Ossetians, Ingush, and Chechens. Politicians, journalists, victims, and other local residents asserted that vengeance would come. Instead, the hostage taking triggered unprecedented peaceful political activism on a scale seen nowhere else in Russia. Beslan activists challenged authorities, endured official harassment, and won a historic victory against the Russian state in the European Court of Human Rights. After Violence provides insights into this unexpected but preferable outcome. Using systematic surveys of 1,098 victims (82%) and 2,043 nearby residents, in-depth focus groups, journalistic accounts, investigative reports, NGO reports, and prior scholarly research, After Violence offers novel findings about the influence of anger, prejudice, alienation, efficacy, and other variables on post-violence behavior"--

Book Alex Revere and Brady   s Missing Superbowl Jersey

Download or read Alex Revere and Brady s Missing Superbowl Jersey PDF, written by Chris Jenkins and published by Balboa Press. This book was released on 2022-08-01 with total page 95 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book is dedicated to the greatest NFL quarterback who has ever lived on this planet—the one and only Patriot who’s won nine AFC Championship titles, six Super Bowl rings, and four Super Bowl MVP awards. There are no other quarterbacks in history who have achieved these accomplishments. However, I apologize for the unique, divine, and blessed Super Bowl jersey that was stolen in February of 2017 after your miraculous comeback in Super Bowl 51 against the Atlanta Falcons. I watched every second of that game and was honored to say, “Don’t ever count Brady out!” We patiently waited to see the day you’d achieve six rings and become a legend like the great Michael Jordan, although in many eyes you’re already a legend. That number 12 Super Bowl jersey you wore as you achieved your fifth ring had to be precious to you. You made history wearing that jersey. What other NFL quarterback has four Super Bowl MVP awards? None! What quarterback has forced the Super Bowl to go into overtime? What other NFL quarterback has six Super Bowl victories? Your number 12 Patriot jersey is unique, blessed, and mystical. So I wrote this story to show the world and to keep your jersey alive forever!


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  • Author : Otto F. Apel
  • Publisher : University Press of Kentucky
  • Release : 1998-08-27
  • ISBN : 0813137055
  • Pages : 248 pages

Download or read MASH PDF, written by Otto F. Apel and published by University Press of Kentucky. This book was released on 1998-08-27 with total page 248 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: When North Korean forces invaded South Korea on June 25, 1950, Otto Apel was a surgical resident living in Cleveland, Ohio, with his wife and three young children. A year later he was chief surgeon of the 8076th Mobile Army Surgical Hospital constantly near the front lines in Korea. Immediately upon arriving in camp, Apel performed 80 hours of surgery. His feet swelled so badly that he had to cut his boots off, and he saw more surgical cases in those three and a half days than he would have in a year back in Cleveland. There were also the lighter moments. When a Korean came to stay at the 8076th, word of her beauty spread so rapidly that they needed MPs just to direct traffic. Apel also recalls a North Korean aviator, nicknamed "Bedcheck Charlie," who would drop a phony grenade from an open-cockpit biplane, a story later filmed for the television series. He also tells of the day the tent surrounding the women's shower was "accidentally" blown off by a passing helicopter. In addition to his own story, Apel details the operating conditions, workload, and patient care at the MASH units while revealing the remarkable advances made in emergency medical care. MASH units were the first hospitals designed for operations close to the front lines, and from this particularly difficult vantage, their medical staffs were responsible for innovations in the use of antibiotics and blood plasma and in arterial repair. On film and television, MASH doctors and nurses have been portrayed as irreverent and having little patience with standard military procedures. In this powerful memoir, Apel reveals just how realistic these portrayals were.

Book Chemical Warfare Bulletin

Download or read Chemical Warfare Bulletin PDF, written by and published by . This book was released on 1943 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book Gale Researcher Guide for  Metafiction and the New Imaginary of the Twenty First Century  Rachel Kushner

Download or read Gale Researcher Guide for Metafiction and the New Imaginary of the Twenty First Century Rachel Kushner PDF, written by Brian O'Connor and published by Gale, Cengage Learning . This book was released on with total page 10 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Gale Researcher Guide for: Metafiction and the New Imaginary of the Twenty-First Century: Rachel Kushner is selected from Gale's academic platform Gale Researcher. These study guides provide peer-reviewed articles that allow students early success in finding scholarly materials and to gain the confidence and vocabulary needed to pursue deeper research.

Book Fortitudine

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  • Author :
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 2002
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : pages

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Book Policies and Procedures for Firing Ammunition for Training  Target Practice  and Combat

Download or read Policies and Procedures for Firing Ammunition for Training Target Practice and Combat PDF, written by United States. Department of the Army and published by . This book was released on 1990 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book Armor

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  • Author :
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 1975
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : pages

Download or read Armor PDF, written by and published by . This book was released on 1975 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: