Author: Marko Kloos
Publisher: 47 North
Release Date: 2014
The year is 2108, and the North American Commonwealth is bursting at the seams. For welfare rats like Andrew Grayson, there are only two ways out of the crime-ridden and filthy welfare tenements: You can hope to win the lottery and draw a ticket on a colony ship settling off-world, or you can join the service. Andrew chooses to enlist in the armed forces. But as he starts a career of supposed privilege, he soon learns that good food and decent health care come at a steep price.
Humanity is on the ropes, and after years of fighting a two-front war with losing odds, so is North American Defense Corps officer Andrew Grayson. He dreams of dropping out of the service one day, alongside his pilot girlfriend, but as warfare consumes entire planets and conditions on Earth deteriorate, he wonders if there will be anywhere left for them to go.
Author: D. Colin Jaundrill
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Release Date: 2016-07-09
In Samurai to Soldier, D. Colin Jaundrill rewrites the military history of nineteenth-century Japan. In fifty years spanning the collapse of the Tokugawa shogunate and the rise of the Meiji nation-state, conscripts supplanted warriors as Japan’s principal arms-bearers. The most common version of this story suggests that the Meiji institution of compulsory military service was the foundation of Japan’s efforts to save itself from the imperial ambitions of the West and set the country on the path to great power status. Jaundrill argues, to the contrary, that the conscript army of the Meiji period was the culmination—and not the beginning—of a long process of experimentation with military organization and technology. Jaundrill traces the radical changes to Japanese military institutions, as well as the on-field consequences of military reforms in his accounts of the Boshin War (1868–1869) and the Satsuma Rebellions of 1877. He shows how pre-1868 developments laid the foundations for the army that would secure Japan’s Asian empire.
Author: Tim Tate
Publisher: Metro Publishing
Release Date: 2014-07-03
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Imagine Wayne Rooney, Andy Murray and Mo Farah exchanging the glamour of their careers for the brutality and bloodshed of war - and quietly giving their lives for their country. Today the news would be dominated by the sacrifice of Britain's most famous sporting icons.A century ago the brightest sporting stars of their generation did just that. Thousands of them rallied to their country's colours; many never returned from the mechanised carnage of the Great War, making the ultimate sacrifice in the hardest game of all.In this original and highly accessible book, Tim Tate reveals how sport itself was Britain's first and most vital recruiting sergeant in the fight against Germany and how sportsmen applied their unique talents on the battlefield, but also how a shared sporting spirit offered humane common ground amidst the horror of combat.Above all, For Team and Country tells the remarkable and inspiring stories of the sportsmen whose prowess on the field was matched only by their bravery in the King's uniform.
Author: Charlotte Heath-Kelly
Release Date: 2017-10-02
Terrorism and neoliberalism are connected in multiple, complex, and often camouflaged ways. This book offers a critical exploration of some of the intersections between the two, drawing on a wide range of case studies from the United States, United Kingdom, Brazil, and the European Union. Contributors to the book investigate the impact of neoliberal technologies and intellectual paradigms upon contemporary counterterrorism – where the neoliberal era frames counter-terrorism within an endless war against political uncertainty. Others resist the notion that a separation ever existed between neoliberalism and counter-terrorism. These contributions explore how counterterrorism is already itself an exercise of neoliberalism which practices a form of ‘Class War on Terror’. Finally, other contributors investigate the representation of terrorism within contemporary cultural products such as video games, in order to explore the perpetuation of neoliberal and statist agendas. In doing all of this, the book situates post-9/11 counter-terrorism discourse and practice within much-needed historical contexts, including the evolution of capitalism and the state. Neoliberalism and Terror will be of great interest to readers within the fields of International Relations, Security Studies, Terrorism Studies, and beyond. This book was originally published as a special issue of Critical Studies on Terrorism.
Author: Dr Oliver Akamnonu and Professor Ndu Eke
Release Date: 2010-03-11
“Soldier Ants of War is a story about a war which lasted for 30 months in the heart of Africa. It is fiction that is based on actual experiences of two participants who were friends in School, who participated in different capacities in actual action in the war, who survived, and who went on to become specialist medical doctors at the cessation of hostilities. “Soldier Ants of War” represent actual events told in fiction form with narration of chilling events of war, the apathy and collusion of the international community, the doggedness of a people and their resort to unconventional maneuvers in desperate attempts to attain victory. Events that would appear benumbing are mixed with humor. Intrigues of war and politics are depicted without bias, for the reader to be the better judge. "Soldier Ants of War is a 70,000 word novel written by two academics and professionals who were physically present as High School students when it all happened! It embodies action, intrigues, love even during war, dangerous political manoeuvering between the world power and super powers, brutality, kindness by anonymous humanity, the song of birds and unpredictable jockeying with the destiny of a people, events which leave the reader longing for more of the riveting tales.
Author: Libby Connors
Publisher: Univ of Queensland Pr
Release Date: 1992-12-01
An account, compiled from over 400 interviews, of Queensland's response to its wartime experience when, with the Japanese threat in the Pacific, it became Australia's frontline. The book covers the impact of the American 'invasion', rationing, internment and enforced labour. Includes notes, a list of interviewees and other sources, and an index.
In this edited book, leading scholars and analysts trace the origins, evolution and the current state of Indo-US strategic cooperation. During the Cold War, owing to opposing grand strategies, the two states frequently found themselves at odds. With the end of the Cold War and the demise of the Soviet Union, Indo-US security cooperation started in a fitful fashion, but in recent years it has acquired considerable stability. The armed forces of the two states have participated in exercises on land, sea and air and have also carried out joint humanitarian missions. Drawing on new information and with contributions from both academics and policy makers, this wide-ranging volume analyzes the strategic convergence of the world’s two largest democracies, whilst explaining why important differences do remain. These notably include questions pertaining to the future of India’s nuclear and ballistic missile programs, US-Pakistan ties and India’s links with Iran. This volume will be of great interest to students of South Asian politics, Asian security, US foreign policy and security studies in general.
Author: N. Arielli
Release Date: 2012-11-28
Warfare in the modern era has often been described in terms of national armies fighting national wars. This volume challenges the view by examining transnational aspects of military mobilization from the eighteenth century to the present. Truly global in scope, it offers an alternative way of reading the military history of the last 250 years.
Why did East Africans in the King's African Rifles serve a foreign power? By examining the military experiences of African soldiers, the author reveals the tensions and contradictions of British colonial rule.