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Herman Wouk's The Winds of War How Should One Read A Book? - Herman Wouk's  The Winds of War - How Should One Read A Book.       While reading Herman Wouk's classic tale, The Winds of War, I came across several passages describing a young man's vision of Germany. Although the author supplies me with his ideas, his desire and his provocative details on how this young Major views Germany at the time of the second world war, I still find myself wondering and questioning aspects of the written text before me. Apart from being drawn from my sub-conscious state to a more subtle and unconscious condition, several questions begin to from within my mind....   [tags: Winds of War Essays] 659 words
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The War that Never Was - For more than forty years, the threat of nuclear armageddon hung over the world, and only faded from consciousness following the fall of the Berlin Wall and the implosion of the Soviet Union. Although the threat of nuclear war no longer occupies the publics attention, other threats have arisen to take their place. The Cold War left a legacy on the United States, the Soviet Union, and the entire world. Although some may argue that the negative effects of the cold war outweigh the positive, some good and some bad came from the Cold War....   [tags: the Cold War between USA and USSR]
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The Political and Religious winds of The Seventeenth Century from Charles the First to Oliver Cromwell - THE POLITICAL AND RELIGIOUS WINDS OF THE SEVENTEENTH CENTURY FROM CHARLES I TO OLIVER CROMWELL The Restoration, a period of constantly changing ideals, shows how the change in government from Charles I to Oliver Cromwell affected the people of that time, shows the Child of Hope, shows the shift in winds of religion, compares and contrasts Absolutism and Constitutionalism, shows how the influence of the English people on the world, and shows a new era being heralded in without which we would not exist....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Comparing Culture in Everyday Use, A&P, and Blue Winds Dancing - Culture in Everyday Use, A & P, and Blue Winds Dancing   Alice Walker, John Updike, and Tom Whitecloud write stories in which culture plays an important role in many aspects of the conflict. In each story, a particular ethnic, occupational, social, gender, or age group's culture may be observed through characters' actions, thoughts, and speech. The decisions the characters make to resolve these conflicts in Everyday Use, A & P, and Blue Winds Dancing are affected by the characters cultural experiences....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]
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Chickering's Characteristic of Total War - Roger Chickering, a prominent Historian at Georgetown University in the United States of America, argues that total war is “distinguished by its unprecedented intensity and extent. Theatres of operations span the globe; the scale of battle is practically limitless… Total war requires the mobilization not only of armed forces but also of whole populations. The most crucial determinant of total war is the widespread, indiscriminate, and deliberate inclusion of civilians as legitimate military targets " , moreover Chickering reasons that total war “directs attention to techniques of modern warfare at every level of combat” and that “The wholesale involvement of civilians in war, as active par...   [tags: World War I, French Republic history] 1996 words
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Odysseus and the Trojan War - Oh how I wish I were home. I miss my wife Penelope deeply. The Trojan War is finally over after 10 long years of lonesome battle. Praise Zeus for his ending of the war. A lot of my men are lost. They died a painful death. We buried our dead today and made a cairn for remembrance. Six benches, six lonely oars are empty. This is one of the many heart-breaking scenes I've seen. Now those lonely spirits for a journey uplift me back to my homeland. But I solemnly vow to relay the heroics of those men who died to save the queen....   [tags: Papers] 935 words
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Women of the Civil War - Women of the Civil War Women may have been little recognized for their contributions to the war effort, but they were not untouched (Civil War Women). The women of the Civil War held many jobs and contributed greatly to the war. Loreta Velazquez disguised herself as a Confederate soldier and Rose O’Neal Greenhow was a spy for the Confederates and Louisa May Alcott was a nurse for the Union soldiers. During the Civil War, women disguise themselves as men to help the war efforts. They disguised themselves for many reasons including: to fight for their country, to fight for their rights, to fight along side their husbands (A, B, C.) Loreta Velazquez was one of many women soldiers, she disguis...   [tags: Loreta Velazquez, Rose O'Neal, Louisa May Alcott]
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Wilfred Owen's War Poetry - 1. Introduction Trudging through ravaged landscapes with rooted out trees, blood and mud everywhere, trenches infested with rats, half filled with water and with corpses – these were the circumstances in which some 8,700,000 lives had been lost during the First World War. However, this reality was long kept from the knowledge of the civilians at home, who continued to write about the noble pursuit of heroic ideals in old patriotic slogans (Anthology 2012: 2017). Those poets who were involved on the front soon realized the full horror of war, which is reflected in their poetic techniques, diction, and imaginations....   [tags: WWI, English poetry, Sassoon]
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Thomas Whitecloud’s Blue Winds Dancing and the Internet - In Thomas A. Whitecloud’s “Blue Winds Dancing,” he talks about how he feels disconnected with society because of the different aspects of society that he does not agree with and is not accustomed to. He copes with the two opposing societies because he is biracial and is therefore a part of both societies. There are many activities that are participated in by people who are apart of what he calls the civilized world. Whitecloud hitchhikes on a train in a cattle car with bums because he thinks that bums are the closest to his people....   [tags: Blue Winds Dancing Essays]
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World War I - By 1917, World War I was the most brutal conflict that had ever been seen on the world stage. It was no longer a war that only involved the European powers, but also countries from all over the world including the United States. During the war, the total number of casualties reached over 37 million and over eight million lives were lost (“WWI Casualty and Death Tables” 1). The extremely high number of casualties was mostly caused by new developments in warfare technology. One of the most well remembered weapons of World War I was mustard gas....   [tags: politics, european powers]
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Exposure by Wlfred Owen - The poem exposure was written by Wilfred Owen in the winter of 1917, it has all the hard ships of the soldiers and how they felt during the war in horrific conditions that led the soldiers to death. Starting with the first stanza Owen uses different types of techniques to influence the reader about world war one conditions. “Our brains ache” is a short sentence to open with, emphasizes that statement, hyperbole and sets tone for the poem. The quotation which illustrates how Owen and the soldiers felt during the war “Our brains ache, in the merciless iced east winds that knive us...” this this quotation illustrates the hard ships of the soldiers and how they felt....   [tags: mother nature, soldiers, war]
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Weapons of War - Weapons of War “War on Iraq” and “sexual identity” showcase instructive new tactics for contemporary politics. If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em. In conventional warfare. The US military no longer needs nuclear weapons for its better-publicized outings when they’ve built a 10-ton conventional bomb and aren’t above firebombing civilian centers. At a moment when anti-militarist criticism had crystallized around activism against specialized forms of military machinery (the Bradley was too expensive, the School of the America’s too brutal, the nuke too indiscriminate), all such criticism can be blown with the broadcasted desert winds to the enemy and yanked on for leverage - thus permitting/deman...   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Search for Self in Blue Winds Dancing - Search for Self in Blue Winds Dancing      Blue Winds Dancing by author Tom Whitecloud, is narrated by the story's unnamed main character. The young Indian man's persona is brought to life through his own recollection and spoken words. We recognize the turmoil this character faces as he is away from "his people," attending college in White man's society. He doubts his place in either world, believes he must choose between them, and realizes finally that being an Indian is only one part of who he is....   [tags: Blue Winds Dancing Essays]
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The End of the American Civil War - The End of the American Civil War The purpose of this paper is to show the events surrounding the end of the American Civil War. The two sides which were at war was the union and the confederacy. Which was basically the United States separated into 2 sections going at war with each other. In this document, I will speak about those people who were involved on the battlefield towards the end of the war. The war started in 1861 and was beginning to end by January of 1865. By then, Federal (Federal was another name given to the Union Army) armies were spread throughout the Confederacy and the Confederate Army had lost a lot of men....   [tags: American History Historical US Essays]
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The Reality of War in Various Poetry - The Reality of War in Various Poetry Works Cited Missing The First World War was unlike any previous was Britain had ever fought. The horror of both the physical conditions and the reality of battle moved soldier and officer alike to express their reactions in verse. The soldiers' shock at the contrast between their experiences and their previous conceptions of war as described by the propaganda at home made many soldiers angry and bitter, which is reflected in all of these poems....   [tags: Papers] 1156 words
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Different Views of War in Poets - Different Views of War in Poets I will explain the different view of war I have, from the poems written by 4 different poets. The poems I will be writing about are "INTO BATTLE, WHO'S FOR THE GAME, PEACE AND SPRING OFFENSIVE AND FUTILITY". All these poems are based on the 1st World War. "Into Battle by Julian Grenfell. This poem was written at the start of the war, hence the title Into Battle. It starts off with the out look of nature. The naked earth is warm with spring, And with green grass and bursting trees Leans to the sun's gaze glorying And quivers in the sunny breeze These quotes show that nature is positive and is blossoming....   [tags: Papers] 1154 words
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Why the South Fought the War - D. W. Griffith's film "Birth of a Nation" shows that the South fought the war not only to protect slavery, but also to preserve a whole culture, a way of life. Their wealth and identity belonged to the land they lived on. Southerners fought to protect sovereignty, pride, identity, and their decision to secede which was under attack by a despot - President Lincoln. Few of the southerners could give up their culture without a fight. "Birth of a Nation" tells the story of the Civil. One of its main missions is to portray the true southern way of life....   [tags: American History] 339 words
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How the Airplane Changed War - How the Airplane Changed War In many ways World War II presents post Civil War American attitudes about technology and science. Trace either the most relevant technology or scientific assumption from 1865 to 1945 showing how it changed or why it stayed the same from the Civil War for the end of World War II. (Length 3 pages) America has faced several major wars including the Civil War, World War I and II. These wars have cause great advances in technology and different techniques of fighting....   [tags: Papers] 657 words
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Analysis of Wilfred Owen´s Poems Regarding War - In this essay I shall compare the ways in which Owen suggests that war is futile, I will be comparing poems Anthem for doomed youth is a well-known poem written by Wilfred Owen that incorporates the theme of the horror of war, it was written between September and October 1917 whilst Owen was in the hospital. In sonnet form, ANTHEM FOR DOOMED YOUTH is an elegy, a lament for the dead, a judgement on Owen’s experience of war rather than an account of the experience itself. Doomed youth is right, Futility a short poem of two stanzas written in the First World War and Exposure transports the reader into the pitiless trench warfare of the First World, It takes the form of a short elegiac lyric the...   [tags: Futile, Death, Youth] 928 words
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Pride and Racial Inferiority in Blue Winds Dancing - There is a fine line between admiration of one's own culture and contempt for those who are different. Where is the line drawn between pride and prejudice. A society will always feel as though their system of beliefs and way of life is superior and opposing culture are lacking in dignity. In "Blue Winds Dancing" Tom Whitecloud's unnamed character is at that crossroad in his life. Is his Indian culture truly inferior to that of the White man; is his honor to not drift away from his own culture leading to prejudice for the White man....   [tags: Blue Winds Dancing Essays] 682 words
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The First World War - The First World War c) The Following were equally important reasons why the stalemate on the Western Front was finally broken: new technology like the tank the American entry into the war the blockading of German ports the German offensive in March 1918 Explain how far you agree with this statement. All of the reasons suggested above do play a part in why the stalemate on the Western Front was finally broken. Although, each reason stated is not equally important and there are other reasons as to why the stalemate did break and these must be considered also....   [tags: Papers] 832 words
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Gulf War Syndrome - In 1990 the United States deployed 700,000 soldiers into and around the region of the middle east known as the Persian Gulf. The U.S. wanted to stop the progression of Iraqi forces who were invading the oil-rich neighboring country of Kuwait. When Iraq Surrendered to the Allied forces on March 5th they had been completely swept out of Kuwait. The United States only lost one-hundred-forty-eight men while Iraq’s losses where estimated around 100,000 men. Little did the United States know that the effects of this war effects would be much more extensive than one-hundred-forty-eight soldiers lost in battle....   [tags: history]
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Physical and Environmental Effects of a Nuclear War - Physical and Environmental Effects of a Nuclear War Imagine the heat of millions of degrees, the immediate destruction of thousands of acres, and the deaths of hundreds of thousands of lives. Now imagine all of that times a thousand. There you have a nuclear war, the explosion of a thousand or more nuclear bombs on the earth. That is what is estimated would be a nuclear war. All of that power packed in relatively small(considering the power they unleash) bombs. The results of a nuclear war would be devastating....   [tags: science] 1273 words
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Reid E Beckett's Explaination of His War Experiences in a Letter to Leila McGee - ... In the scene, two men are standing along the “La Route de Givenchy”. Where once buildings and houses stood, only rubble reminds viewers of what once was a small village 8 kilometers north of Arras. If it were not for the title and location that Richard provides it would be impossible to determine the location of the image. Sadly, this scene is not unique, small villages and large cities along the Western Front were devastated beyond recognition due to artillery barrages and gunfire. Based on the uniform design of the men photographed, these are a members of the Allied troops and are French soldiers wearing light blue coats after their successful assault on Souchez in 1915....   [tags: battalion, conditions, reconstruction] 2256 words
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Men of the American Revolution: Patrick Henry and Thomas Paine - Patrick Henry and Thomas Paine were the infrastructures are the Revolutionary movement against their father country, Great Britain. Patrick Henry was a Governor from Virginia, who became notorious for his presence as a persuasive orator in the Virginia House of Burgess. One of the most intricate works he utilized to get Congress on board for war spoke to the Convention on March 23, 1775, Speech to the Virginia Convention. He offered a proposition to the Convention as he saw them tilting towards a diplomatic approach but Henry saw that war was inevitable and they needed to bear down for the struggle....   [tags: Britain, War, Politics] 1575 words
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Gender Roles in the Play: Agamemnon by Aeschylus - ... Cassandra was chosen by Apollo to inherit the ability of comprehending prophecies. When Apollo has fallen in love with Cassandra, but she refuses, he cursed her by allowing her to continue to see the future, but nobody would believe her. This is the torture that Apollo wants to see where Cassandra has the ability to change or transform a tragic event, but was not trusted by anyone. Cassandra’s death seem tragic because she can be seen as a stranger who unfortunately enter between the drama of Agamemnon and Clytemnestra, thus ended her life....   [tags: War, gods, Death]
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The Changing Role of Poetry in the First World War - The Changing Role of Poetry in the First World War In this essay I will discuss the changing attitudes of poets during the First World War. I will select a range of poems that will cover the early days through to the end of the war and explain how the texts were used for different purposes. I will also show how the language of the poetry went through gradual changes. Poetry written in 1914-1918 about the war had four basic phases: expectation, experience, protest and finally reflection....   [tags: Papers] 1310 words
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Exploring the Story of The Odyssey - ... Odysseus calls for Eumaios assistance, who puts him up for the night while Athene flies to Sparta to get Telemachos. When Telemachos returns, Odysseus reveals himself to his son. Later, he heads to the palace, still disguised as a beggar, and without revealing his true identity, he tries to convince his wife Penelope that her husband Odysseus is on his way home. When Penelope hears this, she decides to take action and marry the winner of a content physical prowess. She challenges all wannabe suitors to string Odysseus’s old bow and shoot through the heads of twelve axes....   [tags: penelope, trojan war] 1202 words
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The Use of the Nuclear Bomb to end World War II - The Use of the Nuclear Bomb to end World War II Technology is a great thing, it aids man in the exploration of the universe, and himself. But there are times when technology can be the greatest downfall of man. One such time was when the creation of the nuclear bomb. Which was to be used in the War in efforts to end it. In 1939, a group of scientists, including Albert Einstein, wrote a letter to President Roosevelt to warn of the Nazi's effort to purify Uranium-235, which would be used in the creation of a bomb of mass-destruction....   [tags: Papers] 525 words
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Agamemnon a Tragedy by Aeschylus - Aeschylus’ well-known tragedy of Agamemnon allows one to closely look at the treasured polytheistic religious ideas of Ancient Greece and how the Grecians relied heavily on the thought of free will versus fate determined by their gods. With the play being set and written in Greece, the polytheistic lifestyle is apparent and unabashed as the culture of the time would have seen the play to be easily believable; the entire audience would have been familiar with the various gods and goddesses as well as being familiar with the situation that begins the play: the Trojan War....   [tags: polytheistic ideas, grecians, trojan war]
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Why Did the US Bomb Japan, but Not Germany? - On August 6, 1945, at 9:15 AM Tokyo time, the "Enola Gay", which is a big airplane controlled by Paul W. Tibbets dropped “Little Boy”, which is an atomic bomb, on Hiroshima, Japan. In a short period of time, half of the city totally disappeared on the map. At least 60,000 people were exterminated or missing, and it is most like about 100,000 thousand people killed 140,000 were injured badly. Many more people were homeless as a result of the bomb. In the blast, thousands died fast as lightning....   [tags: World Politics, War, Little Boy]
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Facing the Winds of the Open Sea - Thump thump. I have been repeating back handsprings nonstop for thirty minutes, putting continuous pressure on my wrists, yet my body felt that I could recap these efforts for hours on end. The feeling of delight was monumental and dulled the splintering impulses my nerves were sending; after months of practice to obtain my back handspring, the day was finally here and I was overcome with ecstasy. I threw myself backwards to make myself comprehend that this was not a dream, much like pinching oneself....   [tags: Personal Ambition] 652 words
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The Winds of Change (The Lady) - When you look back in time, remembering events that have happened, only the important and most significant moments stick with you. The memories may be slightly foggy, details and dates may be mixed but the main memory is always intact. When I look back at growing up in Jeffersonville, Indiana I have many of these memories. Jeffersonville is a city where not that much happens. Most people who live here go to the surrounding towns and cities, such as Clarksville, IN and Louisville KY to enjoy shopping, dining and entertainment so it was to our excitement when an artist installed a 20ft statue in the industrial area of our boring town....   [tags: statue, memory, commitments, love, Jeffersonville]
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What do you learn about the First World War from your reading of - What do you learn about the First World War from your reading of Wilfred Owens poetry. From Wilfred Owens poems you can learn so many different things. He was one of a group of soldiers, he wrote about the war as he experienced it. So all of his poems are primary evidence because the poems were wrote by him when the war was going on. We can prove that Wilfred Owen was in the War by using a quote from a poem he wrote. The poem is titled 'Dulce et Decorum Est'. In the poem he gives his opinion on war....   [tags: English Literature] 1237 words
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On War by Clausewitz - One of the most studied military strategist or theorist is Clausewitz. His work, “On War” has stood the test of time, used widely to analyze and study conflicts in the twenty-first century. “War is a continuation of `policy'—or of `politics'—by other means" (Bassford, pg 199), the most famous Clausewitz quote, often used to justify conflict but to the contrary, most often misapplied during conflict. “On War” is written as if war is an art, however, Clausewitz does offer guidance on tactics and military objectives, which by description, war is a science too....   [tags: communism, vietnam war]
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The Maturation of War - War, a seemingly inevitable occurrence in history, has shaped the world around us and is continuing shape it now in the present. War is defined by Merriam-Webster as a state of usually open and declared armed hostile conflict between states or nations. Many times these conflicts last many months and sometimes years. Whether it was/is a long conflict there are several factors that could determine the outcome of wars and some of those factors might not be tangible. Some might say that most conflicts are won by bare bone grit, guts and glory; some might say that it was the overwhelming military might; while others might say that it was a strategic advantage or disadvantage....   [tags: War International Relations]
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The War of 1948 - The War of 1948, also known as the War of Independence, was fought between Israel and its Arab neighbors. The war began May 15, 1948 when units from the armies of Egypt, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, and Iraq invaded Israel launching a war that lasted until December 1948.# The war resulted in the defeat of the Arab forces and the success of Israel as a newly established state. It is evident that the Arab forces were not successful in the first Arab-Israeli war because the Arab army lacked motivation, education, and proper equipment.# Despite the support from Arab states outside of Palestine, the Arabs were unable to gain enough strength to overcome the Israeli forces....   [tags: War of Independence, Arabs, Israel] 1075 words
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Controversy of The War of 1812 - The War of 1812, also known as “Mr. Madison’s War”, was caused by three main disputes between the British and the Americans: several trade acts oppressing America’s trade with both France and Britain, the recruiting of unwilling American men into the Royal Navy, and the British support of Native Americans resisting expansion. Although the unfair actions of the British brought forth much animosity from many Americans, there were still a good number of people opposing the war. There were many arguments between several political parties, and disagreements about the war continued on through the duration of it....   [tags: The War of 1812] 628 words
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