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The Battle for Home

Author : Marwa Al-Sabouni
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Drawing on the author's personal experience of living and working as an architect in Syria, this timely and fascinating account offers an eyewitness perspective on the country's bitter conflict through the lens of architecture, showing how the built environment and its destruction hold up a mirror to the communities that inhabit it. From Syria's tolerant past, with churches and mosques built alongside one another in Old Homs and members of different religions living harmoniously together, the book chronicles the recent breakdown of social cohesion in Syria's cities. With the lack of shared public spaces intensifying divisions within the community, and corrupt officials interfering in town planning for their own gain, these actions are symptomatic of wider abuses of power. With firsthand accounts of mortar attacks and stories of refugees struggling to find a home, The Battle for Home is a compelling explanation of the personal impact of the conflict and offers hope for how architecture can play a role in rebuilding a sense of identity within a damaged society.

The Battle of Home

Author : Antonín Cekota
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The Battle of Home

Author : Anthoy Cekota
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"Is not home,” asks Mr.Cekota, “the expression of those most precious things which, up to now, we have tried unsuccessfully to establish in international and social relations--security and freedom?... Of the many aims and ends emerging out of this war, this struggle for home seems to me a war aim as important and as a good as any other.” Mr.Cekota came to Canada in the summer of 1939, one of the group eighty Czechoslovaks who escaped from their native city of Zlin before it was too late. Cut off from their homeland, having some machines and considerable industrial skill, these former employees of the Czechoslovak Bata Shoe Company built a new life and new industrial community in a remote part of Ontario in the town called Batawa. After describing this group adventure, the author discusses the problems of industry today and tomorrow. It is his belief that the home of twentieth century man has been created and moulded by modern industry, which has broken down the geographic isolation of states and nations. The main problem of war and peace in this age is the problem of free industrial community and the free man in the industry. Mr. Cekota offers many positive ideas toward the solution of these fundamental problems, and a glowing tribute to his adopted country, Canada, in a chapter entitled: A Country Worth Defending.

Wisconsin in the Civil War

Author : Frank Klement
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The final book by Marquette University historian Frank L. Klement (1905-1994), this is a vivid chronological narrative of Wisconsin's role in the pivotal event in American history. In this volume, Klement greatly expanded his 1962 booklet on this topic, adding new material on each of Wisconsin's fifty-three infantry regiments, political and constitutional issues, soldiers voting, women and the war, and Wisconsin's black soldiers.

Total Cold War

Author : Kenneth Alan Osgood
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Looks at how President Eisenhower used propaganda and psychological warfare during the era of the Cold War.

Battle for Home Plate

Author : Chris Kreie
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Justin and Carlos have played baseball together since they started T-ball, but their friendship is torn apart when they are forced to play on rival teams.

The War Comes Home

Author : Aaron Glantz
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Describes the federal government's failure to provide adequate resources for disabled veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan, examining the struggles they face, medical attention that they need, and efforts by families and non-profit groups to help them.

The Battle of Britain

Author : George Goldsmith Carter
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Describes Germany's long siege of Britain emphasizing the effects on British citizens.

The Orphan s Home Mittens and George s Account of the Battle of Roanoke Island

Author : Fanny (Aunt)
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The children knit mittens for their brother and other soldiers while Aunt Fanny's stories are read to them.

Orphan s Home Mittens and George s Account of the Battle of Roanoke Island

Author : Aunt Fanny
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Reproduction of the original: Orphan's Home Mittens, and George's Account of the Battle of Roanoke Island. by Aunt Fanny

WORLD WAR II From the Battle Front to the Home Front Arkansans Tell Their Sto

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In this diverse collection of stories derived from interviews, Arkansans who lived through the greatest global conflict of the century share their memories with unaffected candor. From those who fought in the Battle of the Bulge and the invasion of Tarawa to those who labored on the home front, the larger story of World War II emerges, a story full of heroism and tenacity, horror and triumph. The distinct voice of the person interviewed rises from each story in straightforward language that is frequently modest and humble, at times joyful, and often still dismayed at the scope and fury of the war. Through these voices, one can begin to understand how Americans dealt with the immense changes that occurred as their nation emerged from the Great Depression and joined the other Allied forces to win a war of incomparable scale and consequence.

The Battle of Kursk

Author : David M. Glantz
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Gain an in-depth understanding of the largest tank engagement in history that led to staggering losses during WW II. Access to newly released Soviet material adds detail to this legendary conflict, reconstructing combat and tactical maneuvers. 45 photos. 32 maps.

The Battle of Navarino

Author : Christopher Montague Woodhouse
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Part of the Family

Author : Sheila Bapat
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Documents the rising movement to secure rights for cooks, nannies, caregivers and other domestic workers.

Spiritual Warfare for Women

Author : Leighann McCoy
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"Author and women's conference leader examines spiritual warfare for a specifically female audience"--Provided by publisher.


Author : Gordon Baer
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Discusses the effect of the Vietnam War on veterans and their families, and examines the problems survivors of Vietnam face in starting a new life

Home of the Braves

Author : Patrick Steele
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How and why Milwaukee lost its beloved Braves baseball team to Atlanta.

The Battle of Valhome Dam

Author : John Tedman
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Sherman s 1864 Trail of Battle to Atlanta

Author : Philip L. Secrist
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Sherman's 1864 Trail of Battle to Atlanta traces the principal routes and sites of battle used by the Confederate and Union armies in the 120-day Atlanta Campaign. Special care is given to locating and identifying local families living along this path of war in 1864, and through their letters, diaries, or books, shares their experiences of war. Frances Howard's book In and Out of the Lines, chronicles the hardships experienced by families in the path of marching armies, and Lizzie Grimes's diary describes the burning of her house and town of Cassville, Georgia.

American Alchemy

Author : Brian Roberts
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California during the gold rush was a place of disputed claims, shoot-outs, gambling halls, and prostitution; a place populated by that rough and rebellious figure, the forty-niner; in short, a place that seems utterly unconnected to middle-class culture. In American Alchemy, however, Brian Roberts offers a surprising challenge to this assumption. Roberts points to a long-neglected truth of the gold rush: many of the northeastern forty-niners who ventured westward were in fact middle-class in origin, status, and values. Tracing the experiences and adventures both of these men and of the "unseen" forty-niners--women who stayed back East while their husbands went out West--he shows that, whatever else the gold seekers abandoned on the road to California, they did not simply turn their backs on middle-class culture. Ultimately, Roberts argues, the story told here reveals an overlooked chapter in the history of the formation of the middle class. While the acquisition of respectability reflects one stage in this history, he says, the gold rush constitutes a second stage--a rebellion against standards of respectability.