Author: Carlin A. Barton
Publisher: Univ of California Press
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Literary Criticism
This book is an attempt to coax Roman history closer to the bone, to the breath and matter of the living being. Drawing from a remarkable array of ancient and modern sources, Carlin Barton offers the most complex understanding to date of the emotional and spiritual life of the ancient Romans. Her provocative and original inquiry focuses on the sentiments of honor that shaped the Romans' sense of themselves and their society. Speaking directly to the concerns and curiosities of the contemporary reader, Barton brings Roman society to life, elucidating the complex relation between the inner life of its citizens and its social fabric.Though thoroughly grounded in the ancient writings especially the work of Seneca, Cicero, and Livy this book also draws from contemporary theories of the self and social theory to deepen our understanding of ancient Rome. Barton explores the relation between inner desires and social behavior through an evocative analysis of the operation, in Roman society, of contests and ordeals, acts of supplication and confession, and the sense of shame. As she fleshes out Roman physical and psychological life, she particularly sheds new light on the consequential transition from republic to empire as a watershed of Roman social relations.Barton's ability to build productively on both old and new scholarship on Roman history, society, and culture and her imaginative use of a wide range of work in such fields as anthropology, sociology, psychology, modern history, and popular culture will make this book appealing for readers interested in many subjects. This beautifully written work not only generates insight into Roman history, but also uses that insight to bring us to a new understanding of ourselves, our modern codes of honor, and why it is that we think and act the way we do."
Honor Harrington is arguably the most popular character in modern science fiction, but there are many other stories in the Honorverse besides those in which she has the central role. This fifth volume in the popular Worlds of Honor series explores some of those stories with the help of such top writers as best-selling author Jane Lindskjold, New York Times best-selling author Timothy Zahn, and more¾including an all-new Honor Harrington adventure, set in her younger years, when a mob of space pirates made the mistake of tangling with Commander Harrington. That was a fatal mistake¾for the pirates . . . At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management).
"They couldn't escape it. Fire & desire consumed them both in the end." Love and tragedy strike this perfect couple from a small New England town in Norwich, CT. Alex and Olivia, two individuals destined to be together, face tragedy in their short relationship. Their hearts are engulfed with love and desire, both wanting nothing more than to be together. Their dreams are a reality, but not for long. Love, loss, fire, and desire take over a relationship like no other, consuming this couple's dreams and future, leaving nothing in its path.
After the epic struggle of World War II, W.E.B. Griffin’s bestselling chronicle of the Marine Corps enters a new stage of modern warfare—with new weapons, new strategies, and a new breed of warrior—on the battlefields of Korea... In 1950, Captain Ken McCoy’s report on North Korean hostilities meets with so much bureaucratic displeasure that he is promptly booted out of the Corps—and just as promptly picked up by the fledgling CIA. Soon, his predictions come true: on June 25th the North Koreans invade across the 38th parallel. Immediately veterans scattered throughout military and civilian life are called up, many with only seventy-two hours notice. For these men and their families, names such as Inchon and Pusan will acquire a new, bloody reality—and become their greatest challenge of all...
Author: Philip Martin McCaulay
Release Date: 2010-03-15
This 736-page book has the inspirational stories of courage under fire for all 464 World War II Medal of Honor Recipients, including Van Barfoot, John Basilone, Richard Bong, Pappy Boyington, Footsie Britt, John Bulkeley, Jimmy Doolittle, Desmond Doss, â€œRed Mikeâ€ Edson, John Finn, Joe Foss, John Hawk, James Howard, Daniel Inouye, Leon Johnson, Isaac Kidd, Jose Lopez, Jack Lummux, George Mabry, Douglas MacArthur, Thomas McGuire Jr., Gino Merli, Audie Murphy, Joseph Oâ€™Callahan, Theodore Roosevelt Jr., Edward Silk, Matt Urban, Alexander Vandegrift, George Wahlen, Jonathan Wainwright, Kenneth Walsh, and Hershel Williams. Since the decoration's creation in 1861, the Medal has become a historic symbol of the bravest of the brave. The stories of the recipients are impressive and moving.
Author: Janie Hall
Release Date: 2010-04-09
John Whittenburg, born in 1880 in a covered wagon, went to work at age fourteen earning his own living. In 1904, at age twenty-four, he was hired by the Fort Worth, Texas fire department because of his ability to handle horses and the horse drawn fire wagon. His leadership qualities led to promotions. His integrity led to being highly respected by his peers and community. John retired in 1947, as Battalion Chief after 43 years of service. In 1972, he was again honored as the oldest living fireman at age ninty-two. The information from his original Chief's log, when he opened #12 fire station, along with family history, pictures and newspaper articles are woven together with fictitious dialogue. John's story takes place when the fire department had no formal training. The men learned as they fought the fires. Anyone interested in history, true stories, biographies or firefighters will enjoy reading Duty-Honor-Courage. Book Review Having known Mr. Whittenburg in my childhood, I was delighted to read this book about his life. All I knew then was that he was very tall, a fire chief, and loved little kids. It's been such a joy to read about his whole life, as well as to learn about the development of fire fighting science. Even as a youngster, I perceived that he was laid back, gentle and persuasive, traits that took him from a hopeless future of dirt farming to a fulfilling career, in which he taught by example and insightful explanation and inspired hundreds of individuals to be their best selves. There's always someone who trains and teaches the rest. Mr. Whittenburg's ability to put the science of fire fighting into a curriculum for others belies his fourth grade education. Thanks to Janie for bringing this story to us. - Marian Pearn
Author: Glenda Richardson
Publisher: Nova Publishers
Release Date: 2003
The United States of America's highest award for military bravery is the Medal of Honor. Since its inception in 1863, 3459 Medals of Honor have been awarded to a total of 3440 individuals (there have been 19 double recipients). In 1979, the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee issued a committee print of all the Medal of Honor recipients from 1863-1978 which lists recipients and provides the full text of the citations describing the actions which resulted in the awarding of the Medal. This book describes and discusses changes to the list of recipients of the Medal since the release of the committee print.
Author: Carl R. ToersBijns
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Release Date: 2010-07-20
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
In reality, prisons resemble small communities where the warden is the mayor of a small town and the unit deputy wardens serve as council members. As soon as you come to realize this background is very much like a miniature restricted adaptation of our free societies, you will understand the roles we play. The same responsibilities outside in the free world apply inside our prisons. Tools formalized to be available to administrators inside the prison consist of state statutes and policies and procedures that may be used to manage events which under the existing negative circumstances of a potentially hazardous work / living environment. This potential of danger may eventually lead to the use of force allowable by law that range from non lethal force to the use of deadly or lethal force, depending on the severity of the situation at hand. Thus when the comparison is finished, inside of the prison world we retain the basics of water, food, shelter, clothing and civility to a degree where these conditions resemblance limited and warped-minded kindness, compassion, respect, politeness and cooperation with each other to co-exist. Although there is no doubt of the correctional employees boldness to brag about the job at times, it has been established the less said in public, the better off we are explaining what we do. This book is merely a reconstruction of events as they occurred and handled. Candidly written, the author tries to show part of a story as they were gleaned from his own eyes and his own mind. Regardless of what anyone else may think, judge or conclude to be truthful or untruthful this is his own story. In other words, it is purely personal from his point of view with a touch of reality to bring forth the issue at hand. Written in fiction and non-fiction, this book demonstrates logical and illogical decision making as well as sound correctional best practices and suggestions to make it better place to work and function.
Author: J. L. Ficks
Publisher: Mirror Images Publishing
Release Date: 2014-01-12
Book One of the Elf Wars Trilogy... TWO THOUSAND YEARS the Elf Wars have raged. How long can two nations go on avenging the fallen? Both the Elven kingdoms lay ravaged and destitute. Only the Manarian Codes of War have kept the two societies from the brink of total annihilation. General Ka-ling leads the Elves of Jui-Rae in their struggle against the widely feared Dark Elves of Jui-Sae. His adversary, General Sien, faces him on the last field of honor. Yet secret circles of assassins meddle in the northern affairs, leaving behind brutal murders in the deeps woods which threaten to usher in a new age of cold-blooded genocide. In the south under the twisted warped trees of the Ashwood, a far blacker war rages. Sadora, Shadowlord over all Unseen, makes a brutal advance into Jui-Rae burning villages and slaughtering thousands of innocents. The fabled Fata'morgana, the legendary Elven assassins of old return, taking the faces of their enemies and throwing the battles into further bloody turmoil. Secret allegiances are formed and the dirtiest of units are called up, from the scoundrels of the Unseen City of Kadosha, to the Horsearchers of Glorindel, from the fiendish Ogre King, to immoral human mercenaries from the west. This is a tale of blood and bitter endless war. It is a downward spiral of vengeance of generations upon generations tired of burying their sons. It is civilization teetering on its sharpest edge and the flames of unending anger that threaten to wipe Elves, both light and dark, off the face of Covent forever...
Author: Ralph Christopher
Release Date: 2007-09-12
For two-thousand years, the Chinese, French, Japanese and Republic of Vietnam forces tried to pacify the Mekong Delta and failed. The United States Ninth Infantry Division, and U.S. Naval Forces of Vietnam, did it in a little over three years, but at a high cost. They fought for freedom, they fought with honor, but in the end they fought for each other.
For more than 120 years, the firefighters of the Oceanside Fire Department have had the privilege of serving one of Southern California’s most active and popular coastal communities. Its firefighters are well known regionally as being highly skilled, capable, and aggressive when it comes to firefighting. This legacy has been handed down from Oceanside’s first firefighters as they lived in the Wild West of the late 1800s, fighting blazes similar to those of today but with dungarees, cowboy boots, and nothing to guide them but instinct and bravery. Today a force of more than 100 modern, paramedic-trained firefighters protect over 180,000 Oceanside residents and visitors 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.