Dispatches Book
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Dispatches


  • Author : Michael Herr
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2011-11-30
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307814166

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Dispatches Book Description :

"The best book to have been written about the Vietnam War" (The New York Times Book Review); an instant classic straight from the front lines. From its terrifying opening pages to its final eloquent words, Dispatches makes us see, in unforgettable and unflinching detail, the chaos and fervor of the war and the surreal insanity of life in that singular combat zone. Michael Herr’s unsparing, unorthodox retellings of the day-to-day events in Vietnam take on the force of poetry, rendering clarity from one of the most incomprehensible and nightmarish events of our time. Dispatches is among the most blistering and compassionate accounts of war in our literature.

Dispatches Book
Score: 4
From 29 Ratings

Dispatches


  • Author : Michael Herr
  • Publisher : Everyman's Library
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 247
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307270801

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Dispatches Book Description :

A documentation of the day-to-day realities of the war in Vietnam experienced by men on patrol, under siege at Khe Sanh, strapped into helicopters, and faced with continuing nightmares after their return to the United States.

Dispatches Book
Score: 4
From 28 Ratings

Dispatches


  • Author : Michael Herr
  • Publisher : Everyman's Library
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 247
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307270801

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Dispatches Book Description :

A documentation of the day-to-day realities of the war in Vietnam experienced by men on patrol, under siege at Khe Sanh, strapped into helicopters, and faced with continuing nightmares after their return to the United States.

Dispatches Book
Score: 4
From 29 Ratings

Dispatches


  • Author : Michael Herr
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2011-11-30
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307814166

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Dispatches Book Description :

"The best book to have been written about the Vietnam War" (The New York Times Book Review); an instant classic straight from the front lines. From its terrifying opening pages to its final eloquent words, Dispatches makes us see, in unforgettable and unflinching detail, the chaos and fervor of the war and the surreal insanity of life in that singular combat zone. Michael Herr’s unsparing, unorthodox retellings of the day-to-day events in Vietnam take on the force of poetry, rendering clarity from one of the most incomprehensible and nightmarish events of our time. Dispatches is among the most blistering and compassionate accounts of war in our literature.

Dispatches from the Front Book
Score: 4
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Dispatches from the Front


  • Author : Stanley Hauerwas
  • Publisher : Duke University Press
  • Release Date : 1995
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 235
  • ISBN 10 : 0822317168

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Dispatches from the Front Book Description :

God knows it is hard to make God boring, Stanley Hauerwas writes, but American Christians, aided and abetted by theologians, have accomplished that feat. Whatever might be said about Hauerwas—and there is plenty—no one has ever accused him of being boring, and in this book he delivers another jolt to all those who think that Christian theology is a matter of indifference to our secular society. At once Christian theology and social criticism, this book aims to show that the two cannot be separated. In this spirit, Hauerwas mounts a forceful attack on current sentimentalities about the significance of democracy, the importance of the family, and compassion, which appears here as a literally fatal virtue. In this time of the decline of religious knowledge, when knowing a little about a religion tends to do more harm than good, Hauerwas offers direction to those who would make Christian discourse both useful and truthful. Animated by a deep commitment, his essays exhibit the difference that Christian theology can make in the shaping of lives and the world.

Dispatches From Latin America  Experimenting Against Neoliberalism Book

Dispatches From Latin America Experimenting Against Neoliberalism


  • Author : Same As Above
  • Publisher : LeftWord Books
  • Release Date :
  • Genre:
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  • ISBN 10 : 9788187496588

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Dispatches From Latin America Experimenting Against Neoliberalism Book Description :

From the laboratory of neoliberalismpopularly known as 'globalization' Latin America has transformed itself into a launching pad for resistance. As globalization began to spread its devastation, robust and thoughtful opposition emerged in response in the recovered factory movement of Argentina, in the presidential elections of indigenous leaders and radicals like Chavez and Morales, against the privatization of water in Bolivia. Across Latin America, people have built social movements that are starting to take back control of their countries and their lives.In Dispatches from Latin America, 28 authors report on 11 different countries from Mexico to Argentina, together mapping the contemporary political and social terrain. Drawn from the pages of the well-respected NACLA Report, this collection offers us a riveting series of accounts that bring new insight into the region's struggles and victories.With shrewd analysis rendered in accessible language, Dispatches lays plain the complex and vitally important conditions unfolding in 21st-century Latin America.

The Dispatches of Field Marshal the Duke of Wellington Book

The Dispatches of Field Marshal the Duke of Wellington


  • Author : Arthur Wellesley Wellington
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2010-11-18
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 834
  • ISBN 10 : 9781108025195

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The Dispatches of Field Marshal the Duke of Wellington Book Description :

A detailed collection of various military documents written by the Duke of Wellington throughout his career.

Lee s Dispatches Book

Lee s Dispatches


  • Author : Douglas Southall Freeman
  • Publisher : LSU Press
  • Release Date : 1994-11-01
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 488
  • ISBN 10 : 0807119571

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Lee s Dispatches Book Description :

An important primary source for eighty years, Lee's Dispatches is now once again available to Civil War scholars, students, and enthusiasts. When first published in 1914, these letters, written between June 2, 1862, and April 1, 1865, put Lee's strategy in clearer perspective and shed new light on certain of his moves that had been in dispute.As Douglas Southall Freeman states in the Introduction, every written line of Lee's was a lesson in war. For example, the letters reveal that in 1862, when plans for the defense of Richmond were under review, the Confederate high command considered but rejected a bold proposal to strengthen Stonewall Jackson's army in the Shenandoah Valley, embark on a vigorous offensive campaign against the North, and, if necessary, abandon Richmond.Together these 215 dispatches offer a portrait of Lee that can otherwise be glimpsed only by sifting through hundreds of other letters scattered through the ponderous volumes of the Official Records. They fill many important details about the leadership of the South's greatest general, especially about his close and always cooperative relationships with President Davis.

SHADOW OF DEMOCRACY  Dispatches from Russia 1905 Revolution  by Harold Williams  Book

SHADOW OF DEMOCRACY Dispatches from Russia 1905 Revolution by Harold Williams


  • Author : j.m. gallanar
  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Release Date : 2012-11-01
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 500
  • ISBN 10 : 9781300363569

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SHADOW OF DEMOCRACY Dispatches from Russia 1905 Revolution by Harold Williams Book Description :

These are selected dispatches by the journalist Harold Williams published in the Manchester Guardian from late 1904 to the convening of the first Duma in April 1906. Williams provides a lengthy and vivid description of the events of this revolution. His analysis in many ways anticipates the interpretation of recent historians of this event.

Confidential Dispatches Book

Confidential Dispatches


  • Author : Thomas E. Hachey
  • Publisher : Transaction Publishers
  • Release Date : 1974
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 335
  • ISBN 10 : 1412820138

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Dispatches from Kilimanjaro Book

Dispatches from Kilimanjaro


  • Author : David B. Pomfret
  • Publisher : Trafford Publishing
  • Release Date : 2007-01
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 204
  • ISBN 10 : 9781425106102

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Dispatches from Kilimanjaro Book Description :

Dispatches from Kilimanjaro is a series of thirty emails sent to family, friends and colleagues between 1996-2000. It depicts the adventures and life of the author sharing the culture, language and customs of the people of Tanzania.

Dispatches from Blogistan Book
Score: 3
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Dispatches from Blogistan


  • Author : Suzanne Stefanac
  • Publisher : New Riders
  • Release Date : 2006-09-20
  • Genre: Computers
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 0132704811

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Dispatches from Blogistan Book Description :

The term "blog" wasn't coined until 1999 and yet by 2004, it had become Merriam-Webster's Word of the Year. Globally, the number of blogs is doubling every six months, with more than 50 million blogs online today. Here to offer a unique overview of the emerging phenomenon that even armchair observers will find curiosity-satisfying is Dispatches from Blogistan: A Travel Guide for the Modern Blogger. Filled with practical, easy-to-implement advice for making blogging more enjoyable, useful, and profitable, this book covers everything from blogging and how it fits into the history of journalism to practical tips for planning and managing a blog, attracting and retaining an active readership. Written by noted technology journalist and interactive media veteran Su zanne Stefanac, the book features a fresh and succinct approach; quotes and commentary from noted and celebrity bloggers (author/futurist Bruce Sterling, NPR commentator Farai Chideya, Craig Newmark of craigslist.com, and Cory Doctorow, Boing Boing editor and science fiction author, among others); an accompanying blog site (dispatchesfromblogistan.com); and more. Stefanac explores issues of trust, influence, privacy, discovery, and the power of collaborative discourse, making this is a blog book like no other!

Dispatches from a Not So Perfect Life Book
Score: 4
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Dispatches from a Not So Perfect Life


  • Author : Faulkner Fox
  • Publisher : Crown
  • Release Date : 2007-12-18
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307420589

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Dispatches from a Not So Perfect Life Book Description :

When Salon.com published Faulkner Fox’s article on motherhood, “What I Learned from Losing My Mind,” the response was so overwhelming that Salon reran the piece twice. The experience made Faulkner realize that she was not alone—that the country is full of women who are anxious and conflicted about their roles as mothers and wives. In Dispatches from a Not-So-Perfect Life, her provocative, brutally honest, and often hilarious memoir of motherhood, Faulkner explores the causes of her unhappiness, as well as the societal and cultural forces that American mothers have to contend with. From the time of her first pregnancy, Faulkner found herself—and her body—scrutinized by doctors, friends, strangers, and, perhaps most of all, herself. In addition to the significant social pressures of raising the perfect child and being the perfect mom, Faulkner also found herself increasingly incensed by the unequal distribution of household labor and infuriated by the gender inequity in both her home and others’. And though she loves her children and her husband passionately, is thankful for her bountiful middle-class life, and feels wracked with guilt for being unhappy, she just can’t seem to experience the sense of satisfaction that she thought would come with the package. She’s finally got it all—the husband, the house, the kids, an interesting part-time job, even a few hours a week to write—so why does she feel so conflicted? Faulkner sheds light on the fear, confusion, and isolation experienced by many new mothers, mapping the terrain of contemporary domesticity, marriage, and motherhood in a voice that is candid, irreverent, and deeply personal, while always chronicling the unparalleled joy she and other mothers take in their children. From the Hardcover edition.

Different Dispatches Book

Different Dispatches


  • Author : David T. Humphries
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2006-03-09
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 258
  • ISBN 10 : 9781135506438

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Different Dispatches Book Description :

In "Different Dispatches", David Humphries brings together in a new way a diverse group of well-known American writers of the inter-war period including: Willa Cather, Sherwood Anderson, Ernest Hemmingway, Zora Neale Hurston, James Agee and Robert Penn Warren. He demonstrates how these writers engage journalism in creating innovative texts that address mass culture as well as underlying cultural conditions. The book will be of interest to readers approaching these well-known authors for the first time or for scholars grappling with larger issues of cultural production and reception.

Leadership Dispatches Book

Leadership Dispatches


  • Author : Michael Useem
  • Publisher : Stanford University Press
  • Release Date : 2015-03-11
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 296
  • ISBN 10 : 9780804794497

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Leadership Dispatches Book Description :

On February 27, 2010, Chile was rocked by a violent earthquake five hundred times more powerful than the one that hit Haiti just six weeks prior. The Chilean earthquake devastated schools, hospitals, roads, and homes, paralyzing the country for weeks and causing economic damage that was equal to 18 percent of Chile's GDP. This calamity hit just as an incumbent political regime was packing its bags and a new administration was preparing to take office. For most countries, it would have taken years, if not decades, to recover from such an event. Yet, only one year later, Chile's economy had reached a six percent annual growth rate. In Leadership Dispatches, Michael Useem, Howard Kunreuther, and Erwann Michel-Kerjan look at how the nation's leaders—in government, business, religion, academia, and beyond—facilitated Chile's recovery. They attribute Chile's remarkable comeback to a two-part formula consisting of strong national leadership on the one hand, and deeply rooted institutional practices on the other. Coupled with strategic, deliberative thinking, these levers enabled Chile to bounce back quickly and exceed its prior national performance. The authors make the case that the Chilean story contains lessons for a broad range of organizations and governments the world over. Large-scale catastrophes of many kinds—from technological meltdowns to disease pandemics—have been on the rise in recent years. Now is the time to seek ideas and guidance from other leaders who have triumphed in the wake of a disaster. In this vein, Leadership Dispatches is both a remarkable story of resilience and an instructive look at how those with the greatest responsibility for a country, company, or community should lead.