For Love of Country

What Our Veterans Can Teach Us about Citizenship, Heroism, and Sacrifice

Author: Howard Schultz,Rajiv Chandrasekaran

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 1101872829

Category: History

Page: 224

View: 7600

In a collection of compelling, original portraits, the CEO of Starbucks and a National Book Award Nominee celebrate the extraordinary heroism on the battlefield and the equally valuable contributions on the home front of this generation's American veterans. Co-written by the author of Imperial Life in the Emerald City. Simultaneous.

Love of Country

A Journey through the Hebrides

Author: Madeleine Bunting

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022647173X

Category: Travel

Page: 320

View: 6915

Few landscapes are as striking as that of the Hebrides, the hundreds of small islands that speckle the waters off Scotland’s northwest coast. The jagged, rocky cliffs and roiling waves serve as a reminder of the islands’ dramatic geological history, inspiring awe and dread in those drawn there. With Britain at their back and facing the Atlantic, the Hebrides were at the center of ancient shipping routes and have a remarkable cultural history as well, as a meeting place for countless cultures that interacted with a long, rich Gaelic tradition. After years of hearing about Scotland as a place deeply interwoven with the story of her family, Madeleine Bunting was driven to see for herself this place so symbolic and full of history. Most people travel in search of the unfamiliar, to leave behind the comfort of what’s known to explore some suitably far-flung corner of the globe. From the first pages, it’s clear that Madeleine Bunting’s Love of Country marks a different kind of journey—one where all paths lead to a closer understanding of home, but a home bigger than Bunting’s corner of Britain, the drizzly, busy streets of London with their scream of sirens and high-rise developments crowding the sky. Over six years, Bunting returned again and again to the Hebrides, fascinated by the question of what it means to belong there, a question that on these islands has been fraught with tenacious resistance and sometimes tragedy. With great sensitivity, she takes readers through the Hebrides’ history of dispossession and displacement, a history that can be understand only in the context of Britain’s imperial past, and she shows how the Hebrides have been repeatedly used to define and imagine Britain. In recent years, the relationship between Britain and Scotland has been subject to its most testing scrutiny, and Bunting’s travels became a way to reflect on what might be lost and what new possibilities might lie ahead. For all who have wondered how it might feel to stand face-out at the edge of home, Love of Country is a revelatory journey through one of the world’s most remote, beautiful landscapes that encourages us to think of the many identities we wear as we walk our paths, and how it is possible to belong to many places while at the same time not wholly belonging to any.

For Love of Country

An Essay on Patriotism and Nationalism

Author: Maurizio Viroli

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198279523

Category: Philosophy

Page: 206

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Nationalism and patriotism are two of the most powerful forces shaping world history. Though seen by many as two sides of the same coin, they have come to have widely different connotations. Nationalism is increasingly seen as destructive, and at the root of the world's bloodiest conflicts; patriotism seems something more benign, a political virtue. How are we to mark the distinction between these two phenomena? How can we rescue patriotism from the tainted grasp of nationalism? Reconstructing the historical the meaning of the terms, Maurizio Viroli shows how the two concepts have been used within specific cultural and ideological contexts. He reviews the political though of Italy, England, and Germany and shows how patriotism and nationalism have fundamentally different roots. Professor Viroli concludes that it is morally unacceptable, and indeed unnecessary, to be a nationalist to defend the values that nationalists hold dear. Patriotism, however, is a valuablesource of civic responsibility.

For Love of Country?

Author: Martha Craven Nussbaum,Joshua Cohen

Publisher: Beacon Press

ISBN: 9780807043295

Category: Political Science

Page: 155

View: 4129

For Love of Country is a rare forum: a real conversation among some of our most prominent intellectuals about an issue of urgent public importance. At the center of this lively and utterly readable debate book is Martha Nussbaumi's passionate argument against patriotism. At a time when our connections and obligations to the rest of the world grow only stronger, we should reject patriotism as a parochial ideal, she says, and instead see ourselves first of all as "citizens of the world." Fifteen writers and thinkers respond to Nussbaum's piece in short, hard-hitting, often brilliant essays, acknowledging the power of her argument, but often defending patriotisms and other local commitments with an eloquence equal to Nussbaum's. We hear from an astonishing range of writers from Robert Pinsky to Cornel West to Gertrude Himmelfarb to Sissela Bok. This is contemporary American philosophy at its most relevant and readable. At a time when debates about crises in Bosnia or Somalia are dominated by politicians and military leaders, here are the voices of philosophers and poets, literary scholars and historians. A book of surprising insights and diversity, For Love of Country is especially written for a wide audience and is sure to spark debate. NEW DEMOCRACY FORUM A series of short paperback originals exploring creative solutions to our most urgent national concerns. The series editors (for Boston Review), Joshua Cohen and Joel Rogers, aim to foster politically engaged, intellectually honest, and morally serious debate about fundamental issues—both on and off the agenda of conventional politics.

For Love of Country

Author: Anthony Hill

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0857979485

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 2106

An impeccably researched family history from the award-winning author of Billy Young. At the close of World War One, and after surviving a gas attack on the Western Front, Captain Walter Eddison moved his family from war-ravaged Britain to start a new life in Australia. The Eddisons were promised land fit for heroes under the Australian government's soldier-settlement scheme, but the grim realities of life in the remote Australian bush were not easy for a family used to the green pastures of England. Walter and his wife Marion made the best of their limited prospects, but as they raised their young family on the outskirts of the nation's newly established capital, tensions were again simmering in Europe. When the Second World War broke out, Walter and Marion were forced to confront their worst fears as their three sons headed back to the battlefields they'd tried so hard to leave behind. Anthony Hill expertly weaves complex military history and gripping accounts of frontline fighting into this intimate portrait of a family who sacrificed everything for their country. For Love of Countrydocuments the domestic experience of war in vivid detail, showing how the global conflicts of the twentieth century came home to Australia, with tragic consequences.

For Love of Country

A Story of Land and Sea in the Days of the Revolution

Author: Cyrus Townsend Brady

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: United States

Page: 354

View: 364

No Greater Sacrifice for Love of Country

Author: Franky T. Respicio

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1477126163

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 99

View: 7187

World War II veteran, a POW survivor Franky T. Respicio once said "No greater sacrifice for love of country than to serve her faithfully by joining the military." He experienced the Bataan death march,sixty-five miles to Camp O´Donnell prison camp; endured thirst, starvation, malnutrition, malaria, typhoid, beriberi, and other chronic illnesses; yet lived to tell his story. In No Greater Sacrifice for Love of Country, his book published posthumously through Xlibris, his daughter, Remi Respicio Tabangcura, preserves Respicio´s memory by compiling his journals, thereby safeguarding his legacy. As readers browse through the pages of this book, they will discover an incredible story of courage and strenght, bravery and heroism in the fight for peace and freedom that people enjoy today and for the many generations to come. No Greater Sacrifice for Love of Country is a lasting tribute to Respicio´s courage, sacrifice, bravery, and conviction. his faith, hope and love for all his family.

For Love of Country

Confronting Rape and Sexual Harassment in the U.S. Military

Author: T. S. Nelson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0789012219

Category: Social Science

Page: 302

View: 3666

A compelling exploration of sexual victimization in the United States military! This incisive book offers a unique perspective on rape and sexual harassment in the United States military. Drawn from the experiences of military personnel and presented in their own words, For Love of Country: Confronting Rape and Sexual Harassment in the U.S. Military takes an honest and heartfelt look at a pervasive problem. Service veterans speak candidly about a breakdown of values and leadership failure which has perpetrated a culture of abuse. Male and female rape victims reflect on their efforts to serve their country with honor. Author Terri Spahr Nelson, a decorated United States Army veteran and psychotherapist specializing in sexual trauma recovery, has mixed a compelling chorus of hundreds of personal accounts into a single voice calling for reform. She presents emotional retellings from victims of rape and sexual harassment, with responses from military and congressional leaders. Ms. Nelson offers statistics released from the Pentagon about sexual assault reports, convictions, and the General Accounting Office, and current field research. For Love of Country: Confronting Rape and Sexual Harassment in the U.S. Military presents: personal accounts from survivors unique, inside perspectives from military personnel and veterans commentary from military and congressional leaders Pentagon statistics on sexual assault with conviction and sentencing rates findings and recommendations from the Department of Defense clinical information on issues facing military trauma survivors For Love of Country: Confronting Rape and Sexual Harassment in the U.S. Military serves as a one-of-a-kind resource for professionals, an educational must for military personnel, and a compelling eye-opener to anyone concerned with the preservation of integrity and honor in the United States armed services.

For Love of Country

Saga of Ruperto K. Kangleon and the Leyte Guerrillas

Author: Joaquin G. Chung

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: World War, 1939-1945

Page: 160

View: 7955

For Love of Country

Author: Cyrus Townsend Brady

Publisher: BiblioBazaar, LLC

ISBN: 9781437506297

Category: History

Page: 296

View: 6576

Cyrus Townsend Brady (1861-1920) was a journalist, historian and adventure writer. His most well-known work is "Indian Fights and Fighters." He was born in Allegheny, Pennsylvania on December 20, 1861 and graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1883.

My Life in Two Hemispheres

What was Suffered for Love of Country

Author: Thomas F. O'Malley Baines

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: California

Page: 180

View: 1032

For Love of Country

Author: William Hammond

Publisher: Naval Institute Press

ISBN: 1612510124

Category: Fiction

Page: 239

View: 9133

In the late 18th century, Richard Cutler attempts to both save his family from Barbary pirates and his one true love and her daughters from the guillotine during the French Revolution, with help from U.S. naval commander John Paul Jones along the way.

Grey Feathers

Led by Love of Country

Author: Daniel M. Dewald

Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing

ISBN: 1625167156

Category: History

Page: 186

View: 4176

Grey Feathers is the story of a combat platoon leader's role and responsibilities in the Central Highlands of South Vietnam from 1967 to 1970. The story is derived from the countless after-action reports, personal observations and experiences, interviews, and 4th division magazine articles about this period of the Vietnam War. The unit served was the 3rd Battalion, 12th Infantry, 4th Infantry Division, which was a highly decorated unit marked by a cloverleaf symbol of the 4th Division. It was nicknamed "the Braves." In 1967 when the unit was transferred to the border of Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam, the unit's main supply route in the field was highway 19, a road frequently ambushed and mined to hamper resupply efforts. The term grey feather was given to each man who served unselfishly in the unit, because all were battle-tested and watched each other's back during conflict. It created a sense of calling and a satisfaction to serve. Battle scenes are described as accurately as possible, based on combat action reports. It is the intent of this book to describe the events and show how unselfish and brave the unit responded to overcome the overwhelming battle condition odds. It also shows the difficulties of decision-making under fire, whether by officer or enlisted man. The pressures of battle forced quick decisions and movements. Support units such as the helicopter gunships, F-4 Phantom pilots, supply transporters, armored vehicles, naval artillery, MedEvac helicopters, and field hospitals performed admirably and with distinction. All earned their Grey Feathers.

Love of Country

A Lecture Delivered at the Woolwich Institution

Author: Henry Mead

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Patriotic poetry, English

Page: 27

View: 9955

For Love of Country

Confronting Rape and Sexual Harassment in the U.S. Military

Author: Terri Spahr Nelson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136391959

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 328

View: 6164

A compelling exploration of sexual victimization in the United States military! This incisive book offers a unique perspective on rape and sexual harassment in the United States military. Drawn from the experiences of military personnel and presented in their own words, For Love of Country: Confronting Rape and Sexual Harassment in the U.S. Military takes an honest and heartfelt look at a pervasive problem. Service veterans speak candidly about a breakdown of values and leadership failure which has perpetrated a culture of abuse. Male and female rape victims reflect on their efforts to serve their country with honor. Author Terri Spahr Nelson, a decorated United States Army veteran and psychotherapist specializing in sexual trauma recovery, has mixed a compelling chorus of hundreds of personal accounts into a single voice calling for reform. She presents emotional retellings from victims of rape and sexual harassment, with responses from military and congressional leaders. Ms. Nelson offers statistics released from the Pentagon about sexual assault reports, convictions, and the General Accounting Office, and current field research. For Love of Country: Confronting Rape and Sexual Harassment in the U.S. Military presents: personal accounts from survivors unique, inside perspectives from military personnel and veterans commentary from military and congressional leaders Pentagon statistics on sexual assault with conviction and sentencing rates findings and recommendations from the Department of Defense clinical information on issues facing military trauma survivors For Love of Country: Confronting Rape and Sexual Harassment in the U.S. Military serves as a one-of-a-kind resource for professionals, an educational must for military personnel, and a compelling eye-opener to anyone concerned with the preservation of integrity and honor in the United States armed services.

A Patriotism for Today

Love of Country in Dialogue with the Witness of Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Author: Keith Clements

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1610971272

Category: Religion

Page: 192

View: 1971

Patriotism continues to be a serious issue for Christians, brought about by recent wars and events. Is patriotism 'a love that asks no questions,' or does it insist on critical self - analysis? In Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Keith Clements finds a profound and many - sided understanding of what it means to love and serve one's country. The witness of Bonhoeffer's life, his writings and his death is used asa counterpoint reflection of the national and international situation we face decades after Nazi Germany. A warm, receptive and revealing portrait of Bonhoeffer emerges from these pages, and one which brillitantly illuminates the complex issues of patriotism today.

Rednecks & Bluenecks

The Politics of Country Music

Author: Chris Willman

Publisher: Rednecks & Bluenecks

ISBN: 9781595580177

Category: Music

Page: 302

View: 6090

An exploration of how political beliefs are reflected in today's country music features interviews with such artists as the Dixie Chicks, Toby Keith, and Willie Nelson.