War at the End of the World

Douglas MacArthur and the Forgotten Fight For New Guinea, 1942-1945 James
P. Duffy ... The Pacific War, 1931–1945: A Critical Perspective on Japan's Role in
World War II. New York: Pantheon ... The End of the Imperial Japanese Navy.

Author: James P. Duffy

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 110161109X

Category: History

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A harrowing account of an epic, yet nearly forgotten, battle of World War II—General Douglas MacArthur's four-year assault on the Pacific War's most hostile battleground: the mountainous, jungle-cloaked island of New Guinea. “A meaty, engrossing narrative history… This will likely stand as the definitive account of the New Guinea campaign.”—The Christian Science Monitor One American soldier called it “a green hell on earth.” Monsoon-soaked wilderness, debilitating heat, impassable mountains, torrential rivers, and disease-infested swamps—New Guinea was a battleground far more deadly than the most fanatical of enemy troops. Japanese forces numbering some 600,000 men began landing in January 1942, determined to seize the island as a cornerstone of the Empire’s strategy to knock Australia out of the war. Allied Commander-in-Chief General Douglas MacArthur committed 340,000 Americans, as well as tens of thousands of Australian, Dutch, and New Guinea troops, to retake New Guinea at all costs. What followed was a four-year campaign that involved some of the most horrific warfare in history. At first emboldened by easy victories throughout the Pacific, the Japanese soon encountered in New Guinea a roadblock akin to the Germans’ disastrous attempt to take Moscow, a catastrophic setback to their war machine. For the Americans, victory in New Guinea was the first essential step in the long march towards the Japanese home islands and the ultimate destruction of Hirohito’s empire. Winning the war in New Guinea was of critical importance to MacArthur. His avowed “I shall return” to the Philippines could only be accomplished after taking the island. In this gripping narrative, historian James P. Duffy chronicles the most ruthless combat of the Pacific War, a fight complicated by rampant tropical disease, violent rainstorms, and unforgiving terrain that punished both Axis and Allied forces alike. Drawing on primary sources, War at the End of the World fills in a crucial gap in the history of World War II while offering readers a narrative of the first rank.

Conflict Heritage and World Making in the Chaco

Conflict, Heritage and World-Making in the Chaco documents and interprets the physical remains and afterlives of the Chaco War (1932–35) – known as South America’s first ‘modern’ armed conflict – in what is now present-day ...

Author: Esther Breithoff

Publisher: UCL Press

ISBN: 1787358062

Category: Social Science

Page: 222

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Conflict, Heritage and World-Making in the Chaco documents and interprets the physical remains and afterlives of the Chaco War (1932–35) – known as South America’s first ‘modern’ armed conflict – in what is now present-day Paraguay. It focuses not only on archaeological remains as conventionally understood, but takes an ontological approach to heterogeneous assemblages of objects, texts, practices and landscapes shaped by industrial war and people’s past and present engagements with them. These assemblages could be understood to constitute a ‘dark heritage’, the debris of a failed modernity. Yet it is clear that they are not simply dead memorials to this bloody war, but have been, and continue to be active in making, unmaking and remaking worlds – both for the participants and spectators of the war itself, as well as those who continue to occupy and live amongst the vast accretions of war matériel which persist in the present.

Island at the End of the World

Steven Roger Fischer offers the first English-language history of Easter Island in Island at the End of the World, a fascinating chronicle of adversity, triumph, and the enduring monumentality of the island's stone guards.

Author: Steven Roger Fischer

Publisher: Reaktion Books

ISBN: 1861894163

Category: History

Page: 204

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On a long stretch of green coast in the South Pacific, hundreds of enormous, impassive stone heads stand guard against the ravages of time, war, and disease that have attempted over the centuries to conquer Easter Island. Steven Roger Fischer offers the first English-language history of Easter Island in Island at the End of the World, a fascinating chronicle of adversity, triumph, and the enduring monumentality of the island's stone guards. A small canoe with Polynesians brought the first humans to Easter Island in 700 CE, and when boat travel in the South Pacific drastically decreased around 1500, the Easter Islanders were forced to adapt in order to survive their isolation. Adaptation, Fischer asserts, was a continuous thread in the life of Easter Island: the first European visitors, who viewed the awe-inspiring monolithic busts in 1722, set off hundreds of years of violent warfare, trade, and disease—from the smallpox, wars, and Great Death that decimated the island to the late nineteenth-century Catholic missionaries who tried to "save" it to a despotic Frenchman who declared sole claim of the island and was soon killed by the remaining 111 islanders. The rituals, leaders, and religions of the Easter Islanders evolved with all of these events, and Fischer is just as attentive to the island's cultural developments as he is to its foreign invasions. Bringing his history into the modern era, Fischer examines the colonization and annexation of Easter Island by Chile, including the Rapanui people's push for civil rights in 1964 and 1965, by which they gained full citizenship and freedom of movement on the island. As travel to and interest in the island rapidly expand, Island at the End of the World is an essential history of this mysterious site.

The Land at the End of the World

A Portuguese medic, returning to Lisbon after a tour of duty in Angola, is haunted by the memories of war and feels completely detached from the ordered world of his privileged youth.

Author: António Lobo Antunes

Publisher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated

ISBN: 9780393342338

Category: Fiction

Page: 222

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A Portuguese medic, returning to Lisbon after a tour of duty in Angola, is haunted by the memories of war and feels completely detached from the ordered world of his privileged youth.

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A Hope at the End of the World

In the chaos of World War II, Polish teenagers Helena and Luzyna Grabowski have lost everything.

Author: Sarah Lark

Publisher: Center Point

ISBN: 9781643583327

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Page: 500

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In the chaos of World War II, Polish teenagers Helena and Luzyna Grabowski have lost everything. Without parents or a home, they are shipped to a refugee camp in Persia, where the days ahead hold only darkness. When they hear that orphans are being selected for relocation to New Zealand, Helena is filled with hope -- until the officials say they have a place only for her younger sister.

The War of the End of the World

The resulting novel is a fable of Latin American revolutionary history, an unforgettable story of passion, violence, and the devastation that follows from fanaticism.

Author: Mario Vargas Llosa

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 1429921986

Category: Fiction

Page: 576

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Deep within the remote backlands of nineteenth-century Brazil lies Canudos, home to all the damned of the earth: prostitutes, bandits, beggars, and every kind of outcast. It is a place where history and civilization have been wiped away. There is no money, no taxation, no marriage, no census. Canudos is a cauldron for the revolutionary spirit in its purest form, a state with all the potential for a true, libertarian paradise--and one the Brazilian government is determined to crush at any cost. In perhaps his most ambitious and tragic novel, Mario Vargas Llosa tells his own version of the real story of Canudos, inhabiting characters on both sides of the massive, cataclysmic battle between the society and government troops. The resulting novel is a fable of Latin American revolutionary history, an unforgettable story of passion, violence, and the devastation that follows from fanaticism.

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The hall was long and spacious , and a wide stone staircase at the further end
led to the galleries , from which branched off other smaller ones , leading to
interminable suites of rooms , some of which had not been used for many years .

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WorldEnd What Do You Do at the End of the World Are You Busy Will You Save Us

Everyone wants to be remembered.

Author: Akira Kareno

Publisher: Yen Press LLC

ISBN: 197532689X

Category: Fiction

Page: 176

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Everyone wants to be remembered...Untold years after the strange Beasts drove humanity to extinction, Willem emerges from his slumber as the sole survivor. A new civilization of various other races has risen on the floating islands, but there'sno place for a featureless human among them. After aimlessly wandering for a time, Willem grudgingly accepts a job with the military, only to discover that the "weapons" he watches over are in fact young faeries. As he slowly learns more about the children and how they're linked to his past, the war with the Beasts grows increasingly desperate. When the girls prepare to fight a hopeless battle, is there anything a lone human can do...?

The End of the War

Author: Romen Bose

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish International Asia Pte Ltd

ISBN: 9814435473

Category: History

Page: 382

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Quarterly Review

The enormous strains, with inflation followed by deflation in the wake of the first
World War, were the origin of the ... Provocative Move at End of World War II
Uncertainty about the future was particularly evident at the end of the World War II
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The End of History and the Last Man

Enhanced by a new afterword dealing with the post-September 11th world, a provocative exploration of issues of human society and destiny answers such questions as, is there a direction to human history? does history have an end? and where ...

Author: Francis Fukuyama

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743284550

Category: History

Page: 432

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Enhanced by a new afterword dealing with the post-September 11th world, a provocative exploration of issues of human society and destiny answers such questions as, is there a direction to human history? does history have an end? and where are we now? Reprint. 25,00 first printing.

Studies of American Interests in the War and the Peace

Table 4 Estimated Size of World Merchant Marine at the End of 1943 and 1944
millions of gross tons Estimated Assumed Net change on World tonnage afloat at
end building Sinkings of period if sinkings are : * assumption 10 15 Period na T ...

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A Passing Fury

This book exposes the deeper truth of this endeavour, moving from the scripted trial of Goering, Hess and von Ribbentrop to the makeshift courtrooms where the SS officers, guards and executioners were prosecuted.

Author: A. T. Williams

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448191769

Category: History

Page: 496

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A Daily Telegraph Book of the Year Shortlisted for the CWA Gold Dagger for Non-Fiction 2017 After the Second World War, the Nuremberg Tribunal became a symbol of justice in the face of tyranny, aggression and atrocity. But it was only a fragment of retribution as, with their Allies, the British embarked on the largest programme of war crimes investigations and trials in history. This book exposes the deeper truth of this endeavour, moving from the scripted trial of Goering, Hess and von Ribbentrop to the makeshift courtrooms where the SS officers, guards and executioners were prosecuted. It tells the story of the investigators, lawyers and perpetrators and asks the question: was justice done?

Repicturing the Second World War

This German film released with a huge fanfare as Downfall deserves serious
consideration in a context deeper and wider than that . It is about the ending of
the Second World War , yes , and it is also about the meaning of that ending in ...

Author: Michael Paris

Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan

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Category: History

Page: 235

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Films and television dramas about the Second World War have always been popular. This collection offers insights into how the popular memory of the Second World War has been 're-pictured' since 1989, which marked the sixtieth anniversary of the start of the war.

How Wars End

It is hard to imagine how any course with a substantial focus on rationalist explanations of war could neglect to assign this book.

Author: Dan Reiter

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 069114060X

Category: History

Page: 301

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"Dan Reiter explains how information about combat outcomes and other factors may persuade a warring nation to demand more or less in peace negotiations, and why a country might refuse to negotiate limited terms and instead tenaciously pursue absolute victory if it fears that its enemy might renege on a peace deal. He fully lays out the theory and then tests it on more than twenty cases of war-termination behavior, including decisions during the American Civil War, the two world wars, and the Korean War. Reiter helps solve some of the most enduring puzzles in military history, such as why Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, why Germany in 1918 renewed its attack in the West after securing peace with Russia in the East, and why Britain refused to seek peace terms with Germany after France fell in 1940.".

The Safekeepers

Item discusses life at the Wiesbaden Collecting Point in Germany, where cultural property and art works were collected and held at the end World War II. In November 1945 the Director of the Collection Point (the author) received a telegram ...

Author: Walter I. Farmer

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3110893509

Category: History

Page: 252

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Item discusses life at the Wiesbaden Collecting Point in Germany, where cultural property and art works were collected and held at the end World War II. In November 1945 the Director of the Collection Point (the author) received a telegram ordering him to send 200 premier German-owned art works to Washington. He and his officers resisted this command with a written protest that became known as the Wiesbaden Manifesto.

The Eclectic Magazine of Foreign Literature Science and Art

At Zambesi to the eastern sea . one point , however , in crossing the ridge In
November , 1855 , the remaining half between the western and the central land ,
of the ... They had been to the Murchison's theory of Central Africa , by end of the
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Croatia and Slovenia at the End and After the Second World War 1944 1945

This book focuses on the events that took place in late 1944 and 1945 in Croatia and Slovenia when the intensity of violence was strongest.

Author: Blanka Matkovich

Publisher: BrownWalker Press

ISBN: 1627346910

Category: Political Science

Page: 224

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This book focuses on the events that took place in late 1944 and 1945 in Croatia and Slovenia when the intensity of violence was strongest. At that time, the Communist Party of Yugoslavia (KPJ), assisted by the People’s Liberation Army of Yugoslavia, the Yugoslav Army, the Department for the Protection of the People (OZNA) and the Corps of People’s Defence of Yugoslavia (KNOJ) conducted organized terror not only by intimidation, persecution, torture and imprisonment, but also by the execution of a large number of citizens perceived by the KPJ as disloyal, passive, ideological enemies or class enemies. However, investigating war and post-war crimes committed by communist regime was not possible until 1990, after the democratic changes in Yugoslavia. This book is based on documents kept in the archives of Croatia, Slovenia, the UK, and Serbia. Many of them, especially those in Croatia, recently became available to the public, which makes them extremely valuable source of data to the academics and students in this field and which shed new light on these historical events. The Communist Party in the former Yugoslavia was an organization which used all available means to seize and keep power, including terror and mass murder, especially between autumn 1944 and summer 1945 when mass killings occurred across the country. However, in the Soviet sphere of influence, investigating war and post-war crimes committed by communist regimes was not possible until 1990. This project not only covers new ground in the research into communist war crimes at the end of and after the Second World War, but also contributes to coming to terms with the past in the successor states of Yugoslavia by studying one of the most controversial episodes in the contemporary history of the Balkans. Since the October Revolution, when for the first time in history a Marxist party seized state power, communist regimes have influenced the lives of more than a billion people, caused millions of deaths and violated the human rights of countless people. However, in the Soviet sphere of influence and in Yugoslavia, investigating war and post-war crimes committed by communist regimes was not possible until 1990, after the democratic changes in Eastern Europe. Resolution 1481/2006 of the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly strongly condemned human rights violations committed by totalitarian communist regimes and the 2008 Prague Declaration on European Conscience and Communism stated that these crimes were comparable with Nazi crimes but, very few people have been tried for committing such crimes. Nevertheless, 25 years later, in former Yugoslav republics this topic is still a matter of political and scientific debates.

The End of War

Argues that war is caused by cultural beliefs rather than a genetic disposition and that peace is a choice that human beings can make, presenting true accounts of both concepts throughout history and possible solutions to the problem.

Author: John Horgan

Publisher: McSweeney's

ISBN: 9781936365364

Category: Political Science

Page: 231

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Argues that war is caused by cultural beliefs rather than a genetic disposition and that peace is a choice that human beings can make, presenting true accounts of both concepts throughout history and possible solutions to the problem.