Download E-books What Every Person Should Know About War PDF

By Chris Hedges

Acclaimed New York Times journalist and writer Chris Hedges deals a serious -- and engaging -- lesson within the harmful realities of our age: a stark examine the results of struggle on fighters. totally missing in rhetoric or dogma, this guide is predicated as a substitute on naked truth, frank description, and a spare question-and-answer layout. Hedges permits U.S. army documentation of the brutalizing actual and mental results of strive against to talk for itself.

Hedges poses dozens of questions that younger squaddies could ask approximately strive against, after which solutions them through quoting from clinical and mental stories.
• What are my probabilities of being wounded or killed if we visit conflict?
• What does it suppose wish to get shot?
• What do artillery shells do to you?
• what's the such a lot painful solution to get wounded?
• Will I be afraid?
• What may perhaps occur to me in a nuclear assault?
• What does it suppose prefer to kill somebody?
• am i able to stand up to torture?
• What are the long term effects of strive against rigidity?
• what is going to take place to my physique after I die?

This profound and devastating portrayal of the horrors to which we topic our militia stands as a ringing indictment of the glorification of warfare and the concealment of its barbarity.

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Download E-books Viaggio in America (Best BUR) PDF

By Oriana Fallaci

Il primo viaggio a brand new York della Fallaci risale al 1955.

Dieci anni dopo Oriana make a decision di trasferirsi negli Stati Uniti e con un tono lieve e brillante descrive according to “L’Europeo” los angeles vita quotidiana in un mondo dove le dimensioni delle cose acquistano spesso un aspetto “mostruoso” in step with chi è abituato a usare il metro italiano. Nei racconti di Oriana si alternano le chiacchiere a bordo piscina durante i celebration hollywoodiani e i teen americani protagonisti delle trasformazioni politiche e sociali, un incontro con Pasolini a brand new York e un viaggio at the street con l’attrice Shirley MacLaine, lo sfarzo dei grandi alberghi di Las Vegas e los angeles desolazione delle ghost city, le città fantasma abbandonate “come si abbandona un’amante sgradita”. Attraverso i suoi scritti los angeles Fallaci insegue il segreto di un Paese impaziente “che non si affeziona mai a nulla, cambia sempre indirizzo, si stacca senza dolore da tutto: genitori, figli, coniugi, case, paesaggio”. Un Paese però elettrizzante, che Oriana riesce a raccontare in tutta los angeles sua energia, regalando ai lettori un sorprendente ritratto da cui traspare il legame intimo e poetico con quella che poi diventerà los angeles sua seconda patria.

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Download E-books Life Stories: Profiles from The New Yorker (Modern Library Paperbacks) PDF

Certainly one of art's purest demanding situations is to translate a man or woman into phrases. The New Yorker has met this problem extra effectively and extra initially than the other sleek American magazine. It has indelibly formed the style referred to as the Profile. beginning with light-fantastic evocations of glamorous and idiosyncratic figures of the twenties and thirties, similar to Henry Luce and Isadora Duncan, and carrying on with to the current, with advanced photos of such contemporaries as Mikhail Baryshnikov and Richard Pryor, this selection of New Yorker Profiles provides readers with a portrait gallery of a few of the main fashionable figures of the 20 th century. those Profiles are literary-journalistic investigations into personality and accomplishment, cause and insanity, good looks and ugliness, and are unrivalled of their variety, their number of kind, and their embody of humanity.

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Download E-books Investment in Blood: The True Cost of Britain’s Afghan War PDF

By Frank Ledwidge

during this follow-up to his much-praised ebook Losing Small Wars: British army Failure in Iraq and Afghanistan, Frank Ledwidge argues that Britain has paid a heavy rate – either financially and in human phrases – for its involvement within the Afghanistan struggle. Ledwidge calculates the excessive rate paid through British squaddies and their households, taxpayers within the uk, and, most significantly, Afghan electorate, highlighting the hundreds of thousands of deaths and accidents, the big amount of cash spent bolstering a corrupt Afghan govt, and the long term harm performed to the British military’s overseas reputation.
 
during this hard-hitting exposé, in response to interviews, rigorous on-the-ground examine, and authentic details received in the course of the Freedom of data Act, Ledwidge demonstrates the folly of Britain’s prolonged participation in an unwinnable warfare. Arguing that the one precise beneficiaries of the clash are improvement specialists, foreign fingers purchasers, and Afghan drug kingpins, he offers a strong, eye-opening, and infrequently heartbreaking account of army adventurism long gone horribly wrong.

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Download E-books Reach for the Ground: The Downhill Struggle of Jeffrey Bernard PDF

By Jeffrey Bernard

For 40 years Bernard wrote in basic terms approximately himself, and the story of his lifestyles, loves and screw ups has develop into mythical. Reach for the Ground is an impossible to resist choice of the easiest of Jeffrey Bernard's celebrated Low Life contributions to the Spectator. The column used to be defined as 'a suicide observe in weekly instalments' and have become a countrywide establishment whose passing used to be famous with nice sorrow. Peter O'Toole's affectionate creation remembers a forty-year-old friendship and 3 glowing autobiographical essays encapsulate the defining studies of Bernard's lifestyles.

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