Generation Kill

Author: Evan Wright
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9781448126293
Release Date: 2011-12-31
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Generation Kill is about the young men sent to fight their nation's first open-ended war since Vietnam. Despite the flurry of media images to come of the recent wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, you have never really met any of these people, who serve as front-line troops. For whatever reason, the media simply doesn't get them. As we all know, news accounts of the last two wars focused almost exclusively on battlefield imagery of high-tech weapons wreaking astounding destruction, comply with analysis from retired army grandees and other experts, punctuated by the odd heart-warming patriotic sound-bite. The troops themselves play a role in the media's presentation of recent wars rather like extras in The Triumph of the Will. They are everywhere yet somehow invisible. When they speak you get the sense that what they are saying has been carefully scripted. Now Generation Kill tells the soldiers' story in their own words. The narrative focuses on a platoon of 23 marines, many of them veterans of Afghanistan, whose elite reconnaissance unit spearheaded the blitzkrieg on Iraq. This is the story of young men that have been trained to become ruthless killers. It's about surviving death. It's about taking part in a war many questioned before it even began. Evan Wright was the only reporter with First Recon, which operated well ahead of most other forces, usually behind enemy lines. They were among the first marines sent into the fight and one of the last units still engaged on the outskirts of Iraq, even after the city centre fell. Generation Kill is not just a combat chronicle but an inside look at how people fighting in war actually experience it. It is both an action narrative like Black Hawk Down and a detailed portrait of a generation at war along the lines of Band of Brothers. It is not a book you are going to forget in a hurry...

100 Statements about Generation Kill That Almost Killed My Hamster

Author: Christian Hannay
Publisher: Lennex
ISBN: 5458794559
Release Date: 2013-01
Genre:

In this book, we have hand-picked the most sophisticated, unanticipated, absorbing (if not at times crackpot!), original and musing book reviews of "Generation Kill." Don't say we didn't warn you: these reviews are known to shock with their unconventionality or intimacy. Some may be startled by their biting sincerity; others may be spellbound by their unbridled flights of fantasy. Don't buy this book if: 1. You don't have nerves of steel. 2. You expect to get pregnant in the next five minutes. 3. You've heard it all.

Military Books

Author: Books, LLC
Publisher: Books LLC, Wiki Series
ISBN: 1156533937
Release Date: 2010-05
Genre:

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Commentary (books not included). Pages: 248. Chapters: Anti-war books, Autobiographical military books, Books about military history, Books about terrorism, Books about the United States military, Encyclopedias on the military, Firearm books, Gulf War books, Military fiction, Military industry books, Military medicine books, Military strategy books, Military technology books, Military training books, Naval books, Non-fiction books about war, Victoria Cross books, War of 1812 books, World War II books, World War I books, The Art of War, On War, The Prince, Good-Bye to All That, The Book of Five Rings, Thirty-Six Stratagems, The 33 Strategies of War, Churchill, Hitler and the Unnecessary War, Wooden Leg: A Warrior Who Fought Custer, List of books about World War I, James Robinson Risner, Huolongjing, History of the Peloponnesian War, Dream Pool Essays, Targeted Killing in International Law, Never at War, Suicide Bombers: Who's Next, A Glimpse of Hell, Arthashastra, Facing the Flag, The Begum's Fortune, List of books about the War of 1812, Wujing Zongyao, De Re Militari, Savas Beatie, Casemate Publishers, War novel, Osprey Publishing, Invasion literature, FM 2-22.3 Human Intelligence Collector Operations, The River War, Prison Notebooks, List of United States military books, Flyboys, Patriots: A Novel of Survival in the Coming Collapse, The Defence of Duffer's Drift, Extremist Groups, Wuzi, On Combat: The Psychology and Physiology of Deadly Conflict in War and in Peace, Truppenf hrung, Three Strategies of Huang Shigong, Seven Pillars of Wisdom, Paladin of Shadows, Mozg Armii, Blowing Up Russia: Terror from Within, World War II Radio Heroes: Letters of Compassion, Verlorene Siege, The Fifteen Decisive Battles of the World, Solution Unsatisfactory, The Hot Zone, Boy Soldier Series, J.C. Wylie, The Methods of the Sima, The Demon in the Freezer...

Wie das Fernsehen den Krieg gewann

Author: Ivo Ritzer
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 9783658059200
Release Date: 2014-11-10
Genre: Social Science

Diese Studie verfolgt eine Synthese von medienästhetischer und diskursanalytischer Perspektive. Dabei wird das Genre der TV-Kriegsserie als eine symbolische Form verstanden, durch die eine Gesellschaft über sich selbst reflektiert, indem sie ihre Vergangenheit in Bildern wie Tönen reimaginiert. Kriegshistorie wird dadurch als generisch strukturierte Narration vergangener Ereignisse lesbar, die in der und für die Gegenwart einer neuen Lektüre unterzogen ist. Der Untersuchung ästhetischer Verfasstheiten im Genre der TV-Kriegsserie steht deshalb eine Analyse jener diskursiven Bedingungen gegenüber, die im soziokulturellen Rahmen eine Kommunikationsfunktion der Kriegsserie erst hervorbringen. Dieser Band will deshalb auch keine Geschichte der TV-Kriegsserie erzählen, vielmehr konzentriert er sich auf spezifische Mechanismen der sinnlichen wie sinnhaften Erscheinung von Kriegsnarrativen im Kontext der Fernsehserie.

Gender Violence and Popular Culture

Author: Laura J. Shepherd
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781136252136
Release Date: 2012-09-10
Genre: Political Science

This book examines the intersection of gender and violence in popular culture. Drawing on the latest thinking in critical international relations, media and cultural studies and gender studies, it focuses in particular on a number of popular TV shows including Angel, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Firefly, Generation Kill, The Corner and The West Wing. The book makes a unique theoretical contribution to the ‘narrative turn’ in International Relations by illustrating the ways in which popular culture and global politics are intertwined and how we make sense of our worlds through these two frames. Methodologically, the book enhances discourse-theoretical analysis in IR through its incorporation of methods from narratology and film studies. The book proposes an aesthetic ethicopolitical approach to global politics which challenges us to interrogate how it becomes possible that we think what we think, it challenges the truths that we hold to be self-evident and that which we take to be common sense. It demands that we think carefully, critically, uncomfortably, about our world(s) – even when we’re ‘only’ watching television.

Viewing America

Author: Christopher Bigsby
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107043930
Release Date: 2013-10-10
Genre: Drama

Christopher Bigsby explores the potential of television drama to offer a radical critique of American politics, myths and values.

Woran du erkennst dass deine Katze deinen Tod plant

Author: The Oatmeal
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9783527507412
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Cats

Eine Katze hält sich für einen Puma und ihr Miauen für furchteinflößendes Brüllen. Sie übt im Katzenklo das Verscharren von Leichen. Wenn sie gähnt, ist sie nicht müde - sie zeigt Ihnen ihr Killergesicht. "Woran du erkennst, dass deine Katze deinen Tod plant" enthüllt in skurrilen Comics die wahre Natur der gemeinen Hauskatze. Zu Papier gebracht hat sie der Meister des entlarvenden Humors The Oatmeal - herausgekommen ist eine urkomische und geistreiche Comicsammlung, die uns darüber aufklärt, was Katzen wirklich wollen: die Weltherrschaft (und natürlich am Bauch gekrault werden). Wenn deine Katze auf dir sitzt und trampelt, ist das kein Zuneigungsbeweis. Sie überprüft deine inneren Organe auf Schwachstellen. Wenn deine Katze dir einen toten Vogel bringt, ist das kein Geschenk, sondern eine Warnung. "Woran du erkennst, dass deine Katze deinen Tod plant" ist eine urkomische und geistvolle Sammlung von Katzen-Comics, Fakten und Handlungsempfehlungen aus dem kreativen Wunderland von The Oatmeal.

Contemporary American Trauma Narratives

Author: Alan Gibbs
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 9780748694099
Release Date: 2014-06-30
Genre: Literary Criticism

This book looks at the way writers present the effects of trauma in their work. It explores narrative devices, such as 'metafiction', as well as events in contemporary America, including 9/11, the Iraq War, and reactions to the Bush administration. Contemporary American authors who are discussed in depth include Carol Shields, Toni Morrison, Tim O'Brien, Mark Danielewski, Art Spiegelman, Jonathan Safran Foer, Anthony Swofford, Evan Wright, Paul Auster, Philip Roth, and Michael Chabon. Contemporary American Trauma Narratives offers a timely and dissenting intervention into debates about American writers' depiction of trauma and its after-effects.

Contemporary Authors

Author: Thomson Gale
Publisher: Gale Cengage
ISBN: 0787678651
Release Date: 2005-09-01
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

A biographical and bibliographical guide to current writers in all fields including poetry, fiction and nonfiction, journalism, drama, television and movies. Information is provided by the authors themselves or drawn from published interviews, feature stories, book reviews and other materials provided by the authors/publishers.

Kathryn Bigelow

Author: Peter Keough
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
ISBN: 9781617037757
Release Date: 2013-08-01
Genre: Performing Arts

With her gripping film The Hurt Locker, Kathryn Bigelow (b. 1951) made history in 2010 by becoming the first woman to win an Oscar for Best Director. Since then she has also filmed history with her latest movie, Zero Dark Thirty, which is about the mission to kill Osama Bin Laden. She is one of Hollywood’s brightest stars, but her roots go back four decades to the very non-Hollywood, avant-garde art world of New York City in the 1970s. Her first feature The Loveless reflected those academic origins, but such subsequent films such as the vampire-Western Near Dark, the female vigilante movie Blue Steel, and the surfer-crime thriller Point Break demonstrated her determination to apply her aesthetic sensibilities to popular, genre filmmaking. The first volume of Bigelow’s interviews ever published, Peter Keough’s collection covers her early success with Near Dark; the frustrations and disappointments she endured with films such as Strange Days and K-19: The Widowmaker; and her triumph with The Hurt Locker. In conversations ranging from the casual to the analytical, Bigelow explains how her evolving ambitions and aesthetics sprang from her earliest aspirations to be a painter and conceptual artist in New York in the 1970s and then expanded to embrace Hollywood filmmaking when she was exposed to such renowned directors as John Ford, Howard Hawks, Don Siegel, Sam Peckinpah, and George Roy Hill.

A Time To Kill

Author: David Mack
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781471106675
Release Date: 2012-09-18
Genre: Fiction

During the Dominion War, the Federation set a trap for its enemies and secretly armed the neutral planet Tezwa with high-tech weapons -- violating its non-aggression pact with the Klingon Empire in the process. Now Tezwa's ruthless prime minister is flexing his world's military muscle and threatening both Federation and Klingon border worlds -- and Captain Picard and the Starship Enterprise crew are caught in the middle of what could be their last battlefield.

Das Dschungelbuch Das zweite Dschungelbuch

Author: Rudyard Kipling
Publisher: Europäischer Literaturverlag
ISBN: 9783959091787
Release Date: 2017-07-01
Genre: Fiction

Rudyard Kipling veröffentlichte »Das Dschungelbuch" 1894, dem er ein Jahr später die Fortsetzung »Das zweite Dschungelbuch" folgen ließ. Die beiden Bände enthalten lose miteinander verbundene Erzählungen und Gedichte, die vom Aufstieg des Findelkindes Mowgli zum Freund der Tiere und schließlich zum Herrscher des Urwaldes handeln. Daneben gibt es reine Tiergeschichten und Geschichten mit anderen menschlichen Protagonisten. Von den zahlreichen verniedlichenden Verfilmungen ist der Text dabei weit entfernt; vielmehr schildert Kipling im beeindruckend impressionistisch-verknappten Stil seiner berühmten indischen Erzählungen den Dschungel als Ort eines harten Daseinskampfes. Die Orthografie dieser Ausgabe wurde der neuen deutschen Rechtschreibung angepasst und die Interpunktion behutsam modernisiert.