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The Complete Poems and Fragments: Volume I

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The Complete Poems and Fragments: Volume I
 
by
Wilfred Owen

Jon Stallworthy’s Wilfred Owen, called by Graham Greene ‘surely one of the finest biographies of our time’, won the Duff Cooper Prize, the W.H. Smith Literary Award, and the E.M. Forster Award of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. In its use of verse manuscripts to reveal the working of the creative imagination, it inaugurated a new form of literary biography.By matching the paper, pencil, ink and twenty-four watermarks of the largely undated manuscripts with those of the poet’s dated letters, Professor Stallworthy has been able to disentangle the complex chronology of Owen’s work and reveal for the first time the overall development of the poet and successive stages in the development of individual poems and fragments.The edition is divided into two volumes to enable readers to have text, notes and manuscript material before them at the same time. Volume I contains an Introduction, a Biographical Table, and the text of 110 poems (many with important new readings), and supporting factual and critical notes. Volume II provides the basis for the text of the poems, reproducing many of the manuscripts and the fragments, annotated like the poems. The manuscripts and fragments are reproduced in typeset transcription, showing Owen’s alterations, cancellations and reworkings.Together these volumes present more than twice the number of poems and fragments hitherto available, and comprise the most comprehensive and detailed edition of Wilfred Owens work. It is a worthy monument to a man who lived to see only five of his poems in print, but whose work is now known throughout the English-speaking world, and indeed beyond it as the text of Benjamin Britten’s great War Requiem.

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Routledge Handbook of Us Military and Diplomatic History: 1865 to the Present

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The Routledge Handbook of U.S. Military and Diplomatic History provides a comprehensive analysis of the major events, conflicts, and personalities that have defined and shapedthe military history of the United Statesin the modern period.Each chapter begins witha brief introductory essay that provides context for the topical essays that follow by providing a concise narrative of the period, highlighting some of the scholarly debates and interpretive schools of thought as well as the current state of the academic field. Starting after the Civil War, the chapters chronicle Americas rise toward empire, first at home and then overseas, culminating in September 11,2001and the War on Terror. With authoritative and vividly written chapters by both leading scholars and new talent, maps and illustrations, and lists of further readings, this state-of-the-field handbook will be a go-to reference for every American history scholars bookshelf.

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Adeus, Stalin!: Memórias da Menina que Fugiu da Guerra

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Irene Popow, psicanalista radicada no Brasil, tinha nove anos em 1942, quando deixou sua cidade natal, Stálino, na Ucrânia. Durante seis anos, a família Popow cruzou a Europa devastada pela guerra, numa longa viagem em busca da sobrevivência.Em Adeus, Stalin!, a pequena Irene, ou Ira, como passou a ser carinhosamente chamada, revive os episódios mais marcantes de sua infância até a chegada ao Brasil, em um dos momentos mais sombrios do século XX.Aos 78 anos, a autora conta que há quase três décadas amadurecia a ideia de escrever essas memórias, estimulada por amigos e familiares sempre interessados em mais detalhes a cada vez que ela contava uma passagem de sua vida. Já motivada pelo projeto, em 1997 fez em companhia da filha primogênita Tatiana, uma viagem histórica de trem: Kiev-Donétsk. Foi uma espécie de volta ao passado, � s origens, � s raízes, � fonte... Com a câmera de vídeo, ela ia registrando minhas emoções e solicitava mais e mais descrições e relatos, lembra Irene. De volta ao Rio, a autora conta que, ao ver o filme, surpreendeu-se com a expressão dos próprios olhos, enquadrados em close enquanto falava. Minha voz e as histórias que contava não estavam de acordo com meu olhar. Pensei de novo: Tenho que escrever.As dúvidas sobre escrever ou não o livro desapareceram na noite em que saiu para jantar com o filho caçula, o cineasta Andrucha Waddington. Não lembro por que comecei a discorrer sobre o 28 de outubro de 1941, o dia da ocupação pelo exército de Hitler da minha cidade natal, Stálino, na Ucrânia, onde moravam meus avôs maternos. Na época, eu tinha 8 anos e estava na casa deles.(...) De repente, me dei conta de que os olhos de Andrucha estavam cheios de lágrimas. Ele estava comovido com meu relato e chorava no restaurante lotado, onde as televisões transmitiam o encerramento dos Jogos Olímpicos de Atlanta de 1996, que nós tínhamos combinado de assistir juntos. Pensei: ‘os ecos da minha memória estão se tornando cada vez mais fracos, podem morrer totalmente até chegar aos ouvidos dos meus netos. A eles sobraria somente um relato indireto, se tanto.Foi naquele momento que decidi:- Vou escrever!Em Adeus, Stalin!, Irene Popow cria um álbum de família para contar sua história, ricamente ilustrada por cerca de 30 fotografias de época, selecionadas em seus guardados ao longo da vida.

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United Nations Participants in the Korean War: The Contributions of 45 Member Countries

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When in 1950 the United Nations called upon its members to provide aid to South Korea, more than forty nations responded. Some of these sent troops which fought under the United Nations Command, some sent commodities and medical supplies. Some nations offered moral and political support but for a variety of reasons were not able to send aid. This book looks at the nations involved, what was behind their willingness to provide troops or aid, or what prevented them from doing so. The military contribution of the nations involved is discussed. The combination of troops, and their individual needs, made the logistics of this enterprise difficult, but in the end troops from 17 nations fought together to defend the freedom of South Korea.

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Caporetto 1917: Victory or Defeat?

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This work concerns the Battle of Caporetto in October 1917, where the Austro-German Army broke through the Italian lines forcing them to retreat after losing half their force. The book examines why, having routed the Italian Army, the Central Alliance forces were not capable of forcing the surrender of Italy.

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Explaining Norms

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Norms are a pervasive yet mysterious feature of social life. In Explaining Norms, four philosophers and social scientists team up to grapple with some of the many mysteries, offering a comprehensive account of norms: what they are; how and why they emerge, persist and change; and how they work. Norms, they argue, should be understood in non-reductive terms as clusters of normative attitudes that serve the function of making us accountable to one another--with the different kinds of norms (legal, moral, and social norms) differing in virtue of being constituted by different kinds of normative attitudes that serve to make us accountable in different ways. Explanations of and by norms should be seen as thoroughly pluralist in character. Explanations of norms should appeal to the ways that norms help us to pursue projects and goals, individually and collectively, as well as to enable us to constitute social meanings. Explanations by norms should recognise the multiplicity of ways in which norms may bear upon the actions we perform, the attitudes we form and the modes of deliberation in which we engage: following, merely conforming with, and even breaching norms. While advancing novel and distinctive positions on all of these topics, Explaining Norms will also serve as a sourcebook with a rich array of arguments and illustrations for others to reassemble in ways of their own choosing.

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Phosphorus-Nitrogen Compounds: Cyclic, Linear, and High Polymeric Systems

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Phosphorus-Nitrogen Compounds: Cyclic, Linear, and High Polymeric Systems concerns itself with the chemistry of compounds containing alternating phosphorus - nitrogen atoms in the skeleton. The monograph aims to be an introduction to phosphorus-nitrogen chemistry, a review of advances in the field, and reference work. The text is divided into three parts. Part I covers the introduction, historical background, and nomenclature of phosphorus-nitrogen compounds and the theories in bonding and structure of phosphazenes and phosphazanes. Part II deals with reactions such as the synthesis of the phosphorus-nitrogen skeleton, hydrolysis of phosphazenes and phosphazanes, and the aminolysis of halophosphazenes. Part III discusses polymer chemistry and includes topics such as polymerization, depolymerization, and phosphazene polymers. The book is recommended for students and practitioners in the field of chemistry, especially those concerned with phosphorus nitrogen compounds and polymeric systems.

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