Hellenism and Loss in the Work of Virginia Woolf by Dr Koulouris Theodore

By Dr Koulouris Theodore

Taking up Virginia Woolf's fascination with Greek literature and tradition, this publication explores her engagement with the nineteenth-century phenomenon of British Hellenism and her transformation of that multifaceted socio-cultural and political fact right into a specific textual aesthetic, which Theodore Koulouris defines as 'Greekness.' Woolf was once a lifelong pupil of Greek, yet from 1907 to1909 she saved notes on her Greek readings within the Greek computer, an vague and mostly unexamined manuscript that comprises her analyses of a couple of canonical Greek texts, together with Plato's Symposium, Homer's Odyssey, and Euripides' Ion. Koulouris's exam of this manuscript uncovers an important insights into the early improvement of Woolf's narrative types and is helping determine the hyperlink among Greekness and loss. Woolf's 'Greekness,' Koulouris argues, enabled her to navigate female and male appropriations of British Hellenism and supplied her with a way of articulating loss, no matter if or not it's lack of an outstanding Hellenic earlier, women's vocality, fast family, or human civilization throughout the formative a long time of the 20 th century. In drawing recognition to the centrality of Woolf's early Greek stories for the elegiac caliber of her writing, Koulouris maps a brand new theoretical terrain that contains reassessing original perspectives on Woolf and the Greeks.

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P-61 Black Widow Units of World War 2 (Combat Aircraft) by Warren Thompson,Mark Styling

By Warren Thompson,Mark Styling

the 1st plane to be purposely designed as a radar-equipped nightfigher, Northrop's P-61 Black Widow used to be seriously inspired through early RAF strive against event with radar-equipped airplane in 1940/41. equipped basically round the cumbersome Radiation Laboratory SCR-720 radar, which was once fixed within the aircraft's nostril, the P-61 proved to be the most important fighter ever produced for frontline carrier via the USAAF. Twin-engined and twin-boomed, the Black Widow was once armed with a dorsal barbette of 4 0.50-in Browning desktop weapons and ventrally-mounted 20 mm cannon. This quantity gains all of the frontline clients of the amazing P-61, and contains many first-hand bills from pilots and gunners who observed motion within the Pacific, Mediterranean and Western Europe.

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Picturing Empire: Photography and the Visualization of the by James Ryan

By James Ryan

whereas the cultural heritage of the British Empire has lately attracted a lot curiosity, fairly little recognition has been paid to the importance of its visualization. but the Empire was once pictured throughout a large spectrum of images, from work to postcards, maps to files. concentrating on the position of images, this wide-ranging ebook explores the aesthetics of empire.
The improvement of images within the Victorian period coincided with the dramatic growth of the British Empire. images assisted within the exploration, surveying and mapping of territory and the illustration of imperial landscapes. To audiences hungry for glimpses of a swiftly increasing global, photos looked as if it would catch far-off realities, rendering them obtainable. And whereas directors and anthropologists used images to photo 'racial types', squaddies and hunters armed themselves with cameras so that it will trap photographic 'trophies' of natives and animals.
Drawing on a huge diversity of visible imagery, together with many formerly unpublished images, James Ryan indicates how photographic practices and aesthetics can exhibit and articulate the ideologies of imperialism.

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Triumphs and Disasters: Eyewitness Accounts of the by Andrew Bamford

By Andrew Bamford

Sir Thomas Graham’s Netherlands crusade of 1813–1814 has produced a shockingly wealthy crop of memoirs and letters. This compelling new ebook brings jointly six of the shorter money owed, a number of of them by no means prior to obvious in print, to aid shed new mild at the triumphs and failures of those forgotten operations. blending formal experiences with full of life own narratives, and modern letters and diaries with later reflections, this option covers all of the significant activities of the crusade and the authors variety from one in every of Graham’s senior employees to an NCO in a single of his infantry battalions. as well as explanatory notes all through, distinct appendices get to the bottom of a number of the controversies coming up from those and different eyewitness money owed, assisting to extend our figuring out of those little-known yet vital operations. rigorously researched and expertly compiled by means of historian Andrew Bamford, this can be a beneficial and soaking up new resource, with a purpose to be of significant curiosity to any scholar of the period.

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I Always Wanted to Fly: America's Cold War Airmen by Ken Hechler,Wolfgang W. E. Samuel

By Ken Hechler,Wolfgang W. E. Samuel

before, no ebook has lined all of chilly battle air wrestle within the phrases of the lads who waged it. In I continuously desired to Fly, retired usa Air strength Colonel Wolfgang W. E. Samuel has amassed first-person thoughts from heroes of the cockpits and airstrips.

combating in dogfights while jets have been novelties, saving lives in grueling airlifts, or flying risky reconnaissance missions deep into Soviet and chinese language airspace, those flyers waged America's longest and such a lot secretively carried out air struggle.

some of the pilots Samuel interviewed invoke an analogous sentiment whilst requested why they risked their lives within the air--"I continuously desired to fly." whereas younger, they have been encouraged via barnstormers, by means of international battle I fighter legends, through the mythical Charles Lindbergh, and infrequently simply by seeing airplanes flying overhead. With the arrival of global conflict II, a lot of those dreamers chanced on themselves in cockpits quickly after highschool. of these who survived global struggle II, many selected to proceed following their dream, flying the Berlin Airlift, preventing the North Korean military throughout the "forgotten warfare" in Korea, and combating within the Vietnam conflict.

informed in own narratives and memories, I regularly desired to Fly renders perspectives from pilots' seats and flight decks in the course of each air wrestle flashpoint from 1945--1968. Drawn from lengthy publicity to the tremendous rigidity of struggle, the tales those warriors proportion are either heroic and ancient.

the writer, a veteran of many mystery reconnaissance missions, inspires participants and scenes with authority and charm. He offers transparent, concise old context for every airman's thoughts. In I continuously desired to Fly he has produced either an exciting and inspirational acknowledgment of private heroism and a necessary addition to our documentation of the chilly battle.

Wolfgang W. E. Samuel, the writer of German Boy: A Refugee's Story (University Press of Mississippi) and a exotic graduate of the Air strength ROTC in 1960, served within the U.S. Air strength till his retirement as a colonel in 1985.

Ken Hechler is the writer of The Bridge at Remagen.

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The Necessary War, Volume 1 by Tim Cook

By Tim Cook

Co-winner of the 2014-2015 Charles P. Stacey Award

Tim prepare dinner, Canada’s prime warfare historian, ventures deep into international struggle during this epic two-volume tale of heroism and horror, of loss and longing, sacrifice and endurance.

Written in Cook’s compelling narrative type, this ebook indicates in extraordinary element how infantrymen, airmen, and sailors fought—the evolving strategies, guns of battle, logistics, and know-how. It gauges Canadian effectiveness opposed to the expert enemy whom they faced in battlefields from 1939 to 1943, from the sweltering warmth of Sicily to the frigid North Atlantic, and from the city struggle of Ortona to the darkish skies over Germany. The helpful War examines the both very important components of morale, self-discipline, and fortitude of the Canadian citizen-soldiers.

The battle was once an engine of transformation for Canada. With a inhabitants of fewer than twelve million, Canada embraced its position as an arsenal of democracy, exporting warfare provides, feeding its allies, and elevating a million-strong military that served and fought in approximately each theatre of warfare. The state used to be mobilized like by no means prior to within the struggle to maintain the liberal democratic order. The six-year-long exertion triggered disruption, provoked national industrialization, ushered in adjustments to gender roles, exacerbated the stress among English and French, and solid a brand new feel of Canadian identification. Canadians have been keen to endure virtually any burden and to pay the last word cost within the pursuit of victory.

As together with his award-winning two-volume sequence on WWI, Tim cook dinner makes use of unique resources, letters from infantrymen, infrequent files, and maps of battlefields to demonstrate the contributions and sacrifices made through what's known as the best iteration. Magisterial in its scope, The priceless War illuminates Canada’s previous as by no means earlier than. From the Western entrance to the house entrance, Canadians served many jobs in a warfare that needed to be fought and won.

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The Evolution of Aircraft Carriers - From Pusher Biplanes of by Scott MacDonald,Monty Nebinger

By Scott MacDonald,Monty Nebinger

In 1910, the nice battleship with its ship-killing weapons was once the final word expression of naval strength. but, already one rival had seemed with the emergence of submarines whose lethal torpedoes may possibly sink the biggest battleships. whilst navies adjusted to this probability, a moment, even deadlier rival, used to be approximately to appear.
At first, the hot flying machines did not appear to be a lot of a probability. in the end, they have been slightly in a position to carry their pilots not to mention any priceless payload. Naval opinion various from outright dismissal of the recent plane to 'wait and see'. but there have been already forward-thinking pioneers who understood that rapidly-advancing know-how might make airplane necessary to the navies of the longer term. inside of fifty years, their committed efforts had made the airplane provider into the recent Queen of the seas and relegated the battleship to little greater than a fond memory
The Evolution of plane companies – From Pusher Biplanes of 1910 during the World's First Nuclear Powered service – USS company is a compilation of authentic U.S. army files, essays and images that takes the reader on a trip from Eugene Ely's first flight from the USS Birmingham at anchor to the development of the 1st airplane provider from the keel up and keeps on for over 50 years of global naval plane provider and aviation historical past; finishing simply after the of entirety and trying out of the USS company CV-65 within the early 1960s.

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The Origins of David Hume's Economics (Routledge Studies in by Willie Henderson

By Willie Henderson

The e-book covers Hume’s biographical improvement; his self appraisal as a 'man of letters’; his philosophical writings with emphasis on their direct and oblique fiscal content material; his self-aware feedback of his method of the Treatise and the improvement of his rhetorical realizing of the needs/interests of his readers/potential readers; his rhetorical flip and Ciceronian alterations to his writing in the style of the essay, together with his Enquiries; his political essays and his 9 essays conventionally labeled as financial. The paintings goals to teach how the Treatise and its vicissitudes gave upward push to his economics.

The paintings takes a wide method of Hume and his writings on monetary issues from the Treatise, via the Enquires and directly to his political and financial essay. The paintings additionally explores Hume’s textual technique and charts the flow from abstruse philosophy to a Ciceronian engagement with social stipulations and difficulties as built within the Political Discourses. moreover, Hume’s wide use of analogies can be introduced into clearer concentration than is located in different texts. total, the e-book could be of significant use to either postgraduates and undergraduates alike.

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History of World War I: The Western Front 1914–1916: From by Michael S Neiberg,Dennis Showalter

By Michael S Neiberg,Dennis Showalter

The historical past of worldwide warfare I sequence recounts the battles and campaigns of the 'Great War'. From the Falkland Islands to the lakes of Africa, around the japanese and Western Fronts, to the previous German colonies within the Pacific, the realm struggle I sequence offers a six-volume heritage of the battles and campaigns that raged on land, at sea and within the air.
The Western entrance, operating from the Belgian coast within the north to the Swiss border within the south, used to be to end up the decisive battlefront of global conflict I. It was once the place the good powers of Germany, France and the British Empire targeted the majority in their army could, and it was once the place many believed the warfare will be settled sooner than Christmas 1914.
The German common employees had lengthy learned the risks of struggling with a two-front warfare opposed to either France and Russia concurrently. They sought to knock the French out of the struggle fast, creating a quick increase on Paris via impartial Belgium – the notorious 'Schieffen Plan'. The French assertion of conflict caused the German invasion of Belgium under every week later.
After determined delaying activities fought through the French and British armies, the German wish for quick victory within the West was once thwarted by way of their defeat on the First conflict of the Marne. Following a 'Race to the ocean' – the place either side sought to outflank the opposite, culminating within the battles of First Ypres and the Yser – the Western entrance settled down right into a development of trench war that might stay little replaced until eventually 1917.
The yr 1915 proved considered one of frustration for the Allies as assault after assault – in Champagne, at Neuve Chapelle, Festubert and bathrooms – all didn't pierce the German protective traces. to wreck the impasse, a joint Allied offensive used to be deliberate for 1916 with simultaneous assaults opposed to the primary Powers to ensue in the entire ecu theatres.
This deliberate significant attempt was once pre-empted via the German attack at the castle urban of Verdun, meant to bleed the French military dry. The joint Somme offensive hence grew to become a mostly British and Imperial affair to alleviate the strain on their French allies. The blooding of Kitchener's volunteer New military at the first day of the Somme has turn into a byword for the slaughter at the Western entrance. through the year's finish, it was once transparent there will be no effortless victory for both side.
With the previous couple of males who served in global battle I now not with us, there isn't any greater time to reevaluate this debatable battle and shed clean gentle at the clash. by using various black and white and colour photos, many formerly unpublished, the area conflict I sequence recreates the battles and campaigns that raged around the floor of the globe, on land, at sea and within the air. because of over three hundred black and white and color pictures, complemented by means of full-colour maps, The Western entrance 1914–1916 presents an in depth consultant to the history and behavior of the clash at the Western entrance within the first 1/2 the conflict, as much as and together with the Battles of the Somme and Verdun.

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