A War of Fools

The Letters of Obscure Men : a Study of the Satire and the Satirized

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Author: Reinhard Paul Becker

Publisher: Herbert Lang Et Company Ag

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 190

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Fool's War

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Author: Sarah Zettel

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1480422193

Category: Fiction

Page: 455

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A New York Times Notable Book from the author of Reclamation: A young woman must face off against an alien force within her starship’s computer. Katmer Al Shei has done well with the starship Pasadena, cutting corners where necessary to keep her crew paid and her journeys profitable. But there are two things she will never skimp on: her crew and her fool. For a long space journey, a certified Fool’s Guild clown is essential to amuse, excite, and otherwise distract the crew from the drudgeries of interstellar flight. Her newest fool, Evelyn Dobbs, is a talented jester. But does she have enough wit to save mankind? In the computers of the Pasadena, something is emerging. The highly sophisticated software that makes interstellar travel practical is playing host to a new form of artificial intelligence, a living entity. And it will do whatever it takes to survive . . . Displaying “the influence of Asimov’s robot stories and C. J. Cherryh’s elaborate, sophisticated spaceship adventures,” this is a science fiction masterpiece that asks the thought-provoking question, “What if the next great life-form with which we must contend isn’t from the stars but from our hard drives?” (Publishers Weekly)

The Fools' War

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Author: Lee R. Kisling

Publisher: Harpercollins Childrens Books

ISBN: 9780060208363

Category: Kings and rulers

Page: 166

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A boy must try to save a kingdom when the king, preoccupied by unrequited love, ignores the threat of war.

War is not Cool at all, Fools!

As I Remember It.

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Author: Hiroko Falkenstein

Publisher: FriesenPress

ISBN: 1460270495

Category: Poetry

Page: 240

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WHEN THE JAPANESE navy attacked Pearl Harbor in 1941, it triggered a massive U.S. retaliation and a succession of incendiary bombardments. War is not Cool at all, Fools!, is a collection of poetry called Tanka, written by the author Hiroko Falkenstein. Each poem is beautifully written, yet profound, and can be read in a matter of seconds. However, as the author explains, the meaning of each poem might take longer to fully absorb. When Tokyo was hit during the U.S. bombings, amid hellish chaos, Hiroko’s family quickly fled the capital in a jam-packed train to the relative safety of a fishing village. They were in the minority of those who were fortunate enough to escape; however, life would become even tougher thereafter as streets were filled with the homeless, the wounded and orphans who were begging for food . . . casualties of war who would feel the effects almost twenty years after the war had come to an end. This book of poetry is an intimate, personal account of a Japanese woman’s childhood and adult experiences during and after the Second World War. Each poem is concise, moving, and somewhat harrowing in the description of the casualties of war.

Damned Fools in Utopia

And Other Writings on Anarchism and War Resistance

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Author: Nicolas Walter,David Goodway

Publisher: PM Press

ISBN: 160486222X

Category: History

Page: 289

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Nicolas Walter was drawn to Anarchism through the twin jolts of Suez and the Hungarian Revolution during his student years, followed by his participation in the resulting New Left and nuclear disarmament movement. Concurrently with his activism, he was acutely and lucidly analysing the history, practice and theory of these intertwined movements - and it is such writings, including the seminal 'Non-Violent Resistance and the Spies for Peace and After', that form the core of this collection. Scorning the pomp of academic prose, his writing is accessible and clear.

Curmudgeons, Drunkards, and Outright Fools

Courts-Martial of Civil War Union Colonels

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Author: Thomas P. Lowry

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803280243

Category: History

Page: 258

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During the Civil War, a Union colonel was five times more likely to be court-martialed than a private. Worse, courts-martial of all ranks increased by 400 percent in the winter months. Among the court-martialed transgressors presented in this volume are an officer nicknamed ?Stumpy? because he tended to hide behind tree stumps during combat and a man tried for calling his superior a ?miserable reptile.? The gallery of offenders also includes a Vermont colonel who became a chloroform addict and a New York colonel who rode his horse into a barroom, ordered a brandy for himself and one for his horse, then fired his pistol through the ceiling. The stories of fifty misdeeds, along with a statistical exploration of twenty-two thousand other courts-martial, provide a pioneering study of the little-known world of Civil War misbehavior and clarify the often-bewildering dynamics between volunteer soldiers and their professional superiors.

The Socialism of Fools?

Leftist Origins of Modern Anti-Semitism

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Author: William I. Brustein,Louisa Roberts

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316368173

Category: History

Page: N.A

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Anti-Semitism, as it has existed historically in Europe, is generally thought of as having been a phenomenon of the political right. To the extent that nineteenth- and early twentieth-century leftist movements have been found to manifest anti-Semitism, their involvement has often been suggested to be a mere fleeting and insignificant phenomenon. As such, this study seeks to examine more fully the role that the historic European left has played in developing and espousing anti-Semitic views. The authors draw upon a range of primary and secondary sources, including the analysis of left- and right-wing newspaper reportage, to trace the relationship between the political left and anti-Semitism in France, Germany, and Great Britain from the French Revolution to World War II, ultimately concluding that the relationship between the left and anti-Semitism has been much more profound than previously believed.

Fools' Crusade

Yugoslavia, Nato, and Western Delusions

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Author: Diana Johnstone

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 158367084X

Category: History

Page: 317

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A discussion of the political illusion created by the humanitarian bombing of Yugoslavia in 1999 that tests popular beliefs

Keyview

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Author: Barkley "Red" Barkley

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1434369498

Category: Philosophy

Page: 184

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Millie Dunbrook a young and unproven private investigator badly in need of steady work has been hired to perform some exploration into a few strange yet minor incidents aboard a Caribbean cruise liner. Jack Hauser a man still stinging from the recent departure of his wife and daughter is simply another passenger trying to enjoy a relaxing cruise while searching for some personal answers in hope of finding new meaning to his life. Two other passengers have a completely different agenda, however. Neither Millie nor Jack, in their wildest dreams or nightmares, ever expected this cruise to be the ultimate target of an improbable plot, devised to completely destroy the boat and everyone aboard if the ransom demands aren't met. What results is an amazing nautical game of terror as the ship and passengers sail unknowingly toward an approaching death.

Aprilschmerz 1944 / April Fool's Day 1944

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Author: Roy Swanepoel

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3833430222

Category:

Page: 64

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On 1st April 1944, the American Airforce accidentally bombed the Swiss town of Schaffhausen, killing forty people. Forty years later a Swiss survivor, who lost his first love in the bombing, coincidentally meets one of the American airmen at the community grave in Schaffhausen. Roy Swanepoel, born in South Africa, lives and teaches in Schaffhausen. In 2003 he won the annual Stauffacher Short Story Prize. Am 1.April 1944 bombardierte die amerikanische Luftwaffe versehentlich die Schweizer Stadt Schaffhausen. Dabei kamen vierzig Menschen ums Leben. Vierzig Jahre spater begegnet am Gemeinschaftsgrab in Schaffhausen ein Schweizer Uberlebender, der bei dem Bombenangriff seine erste Liebe verlor, zufallig einem der amerikanischen Flieger. Roy Swanepoel, geboren in Sudafrika, lebt und unterrichtet in Schaffhausen. 2003 gewann er den jahrlichen Stauffacher Kurzgeschichtenwettbewerb.

Follow Me Up Fools Mountain

Korea, 1951

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Author: Dudley C. Gould

Publisher: Southfarm Press, Publisher

ISBN: 9780913337479

Category: History

Page: 346

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Fools' Plays

A Study of Satire in the Sottie

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Author: Heather Arden

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521225132

Category: Drama

Page: 214

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Dr Arden analyses the sottie, a short comical play, which flourished in France from about 1440 to 1560.

Only Birds and Fools

Flight Engineer, Avro Lancaster, World War II

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Author: J. Norman Ashton

Publisher: Airlife Publishing

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 189

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This autobiography captures the day-to-day life of crew members of the Avro Lancaster bombers during World War II. The author of this work is one of the many unsung heroes of RAF Bomber Command, who played out his part of the war tending the engines and flight systems of the various aircraft in which he flew and survived through 54 operations.

Fools Rush In

A True Story of Love, War, and Redemption

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Author: Bill Carter

Publisher: IPG

ISBN: 1936182025

Category: Travel

Page: 384

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Offering an in-depth personal account of the Bosnian and Herzegovinian war, this autobiography follows the author as he departed for conflict-ridden Eastern Europe in the early 1990s. Demonstrating how the protagonist discovered his own love of humanity, this narrative documents his career as an aid-worker, toiling amidst a motley crew of expatriate punk rockers and thrill junkies who dressed as clowns to deliver food to bombed-out orphanages. Touching on his later role as a dogged emissary, this chronicle also relates how the author convinced the rock group U2 to help bring the siege of Sarajevo to the planet via satellite broadcasts beamed out during their PopMart world tour. A forthright and powerful memoir, this searing reconstruction depicts an innocent city under attack as well as indelible portraits of the people of Sarajevo, who continued to live their lives with hope, humor, and passion. This updated edition also includes an introduction by Charles Bowden, the author of Down by the River.

Not a Ship of Fools

The Incredible Voyage of the SS Independence

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Author: Albert J. Prendergast, Ph.d.

Publisher: Tate Publishing

ISBN: 160247267X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 220

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This is the incredible true story of the three thousand mile voyage of a United States luxury cruise liner to a tiny US territory and return. It carried the most important cargo of history: governors of all fifty states accompanied by their families, high level representatives of the president, CEOs of Fortune 500 companies, and the cream of the crop of the news media. This story has never before been documented. It is a part of our history which will never again be repeated, particularly in these terror-filled times. This is the story of the 1967 Governors' Conference held aboard the SS Independence en route to the United States Virgin Islands and return, a voyage which at the time was dubbed the 'Ship of Fools.'

A Fool's Errand

A Novel of the South During Reconstruction

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Author: Albion Winegar Tourgee

Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.

ISBN: 1616402334

Category: Fiction

Page: 408

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Subtitled "A Novel of the South During Reconstruction," this 1879 bestseller, by a participant in that great social experiment, is the barely fictionalized account of the career of a Northern lawyer in North Carolina after the Civil War. A champion of the poor and landless of any race, and a keen observer of the dilemmas facing uneducated Negroes in the postwar period, Tourge offers us an important eyewitness account of one of the most tumultuous eras of American history, one that continues to influence the course of the American experiences of race and class to this day.

Trapped Fools

Thirty Years of Israeli Policy in the Territories

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Author: Shlomo Gazit

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113575909X

Category: History

Page: 400

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Based upon the author's own experiences this study explores the Israeli government's attitude to the West Bank and Gaza over a period of 30 years. The "fools" in the book's title refers not only to the Arabs who rejected Israeli peace offers but to the Israelis themselves.

Fools and Heroes

The Changing Role of Communist Intellectuals in Czechoslovakia

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Author: Peter Hruby

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1483139778

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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Fools and Heroes: The Changing Role of Communist Intellectuals in Czechoslovakia details two crucial years of 1948 and 1968 that marked the climax of contradictory developments, namely, the acceptance and repudiation of Soviet ideology and statecraft. Organized into three parts, this book begins with the class struggle and moral problems in Czechoslovakia. Subsequent part explores the economic problems and social history of the nation. The search for truth in terms of history, philosophy, and politics is also addressed.

Fools and Knaves

A Pragmatist’s View of the Economic Warfare Being Waged by the Republican Party against the Great American Middle Class

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Author: Howard Green

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1491725141

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 618

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Republicans have proven adept at getting middle-class voters to vote against their own pocketbooks. George W. Bush and his advisors promised economic growth, jobs and an ownership society—but delivered a housing finance bubble, Wall Street profits fueled by fraud, a recession, budget deficits, low economic growth, massive job losses and upward transfers of middle-class wealth. In Fools and Knaves, author Howard Green explores both the short-term and long-term effects of Republican-controlled government on the nation. When the Republicans left town, they handed the tab for clean-up to taxpayers and then obstructed every effort to repair the economy that they broke. What’s more, they now favor cuts to government programs for the poor, government shutdowns, and threats of credit default. The financial crisis of 2007 was no accident; it flowed from GOP policies that were intended to benefit the 1 percent as well as themselves. Republicans succeeded beyond their wildest dreams, and today the wealthiest among us pocket virtually all the gains associated with the rebuilding of our economy. Meanwhile, the middle-class suffers home foreclosures, job losses, and reductions in real income. Fools and Knaves makes it clear that while appealing largely to social conservatives and older, white, blue-collar voters, Republicans make promises to the middle class but actually deliver results only to the wealthy. Everyone else—especially those who are younger, better educated, female, and from minority households—is now getting the message: Republicans have nothing to offer them.