The Warrior Elite

The Warrior Elite
Author: Dick Couch
Publsiher: Crown
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2009-02-19
ISBN: 0307566234
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Warrior Elite Book Excerpt:

With a postscript describing SEAL efforts in Afghanistan, The Warrior Elite takes you into the toughest, longest, and most relentless military training in the world. What does it take to become a Navy SEAL? What makes talented, intelligent young men volunteer for physical punishment, cold water, and days without sleep? In The Warrior Elite, former Navy SEAL Dick Couch documents the process that transforms young men into warriors. SEAL training is the distillation of the human spirit, a tradition-bound ordeal that seeks to find men with character, courage, and the burning desire to win at all costs, men who would rather die than quit.

Summary of Dick Couch s The Warrior Elite

Summary of Dick Couch s The Warrior Elite
Author: Everest Media,
Publsiher: Everest Media LLC
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022-05-02T22:59:00Z
ISBN: 1669397467
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Summary of Dick Couch s The Warrior Elite Book Excerpt:

Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Sample Book Insights: #1 The first day of training has begun for Class 228. It's pitch black except for the building lights that cut into the mist, and the underwater pool lights that illuminate a blue mirror surface. #2 The class leader, Lieutenant William Gallagher, and the leading petty officer, Robert Carreola, were pushing concrete. The class was not doing well, and Reno was becoming frustrated. He turned to the class and said, This is bullshit. You guys better get it together. . now! Things are going to start to get difficult around here. #3 The training course for BUD/S is conducted in three phases. The first phase is the conditioning phase, followed by the diving phase, and lastly the weapons and tactics phase. Only those who pass the screening test are allowed to continue. #4 The screening test is not a perfect predictor of who will succeed and who will fail. In the demanding days ahead, a few of those who struggled to pass the screening test will make it to graduation.

Warrior Elite

Warrior Elite
Author: Robert Macklin
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2015-08-25
ISBN: 0733632327
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Warrior Elite Book Excerpt:

A compelling account of Australia's intelligence organisations and special forces - from the early days of the commandos during World War II through to the SAS of today and the cyber wars of the future. From the co-author of SAS Sniper. Warrior Elite is a unique and compelling account of Australia's special forces and intelligence operations - ranging from the early special forces of World War II to the establishment and development of the SAS and Commando Regiments as the elite fighters of today, and from the Australian Security Intelligence Service to the Australian Signals Directorate and ASIO. It is an authoritative, gripping and thoroughly up-to-date account of both the history and current state of our special forces and intelligence bodies - and gives a unique glimpse into the warfare of the future. Our future. Robert Macklin has conducted dozens of exclusive interviews and uncovered incredible, daring and sometimes heartbreaking stories of the elite troops that guard our nation and engage in secret operations around the world. He has had significant cooperation from numerous sources within the special forces and the various intelligence agencies. Both thoroughly researched and colourfully written, Warrior Elite will attract the reader of action memoirs as well as those interested in broader military history and espionage.

The Origins of Violence in Mexican Society

The Origins of Violence in Mexican Society
Author: Christina Jacqueline Johns
Publsiher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Total Pages: 223
Release: 1995
ISBN: 9780275948382
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Origins of Violence in Mexican Society Book Excerpt:

Establishes the interconnections between the economic structure and state violence in Aztec and Conquest Mexico from pre-contact to present-day patterns of state organized crime.

Expansions

Expansions
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: ReykjavíkurAkademían
Total Pages: 371
Release: 2010
ISBN: 9979992212
Category: Civilization, Western
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Expansions Book Excerpt:

The Origins of Japan s Medieval World

The Origins of Japan s Medieval World
Author: Jeffrey P. Mass
Publsiher: Stanford University Press
Total Pages: 524
Release: 1997
ISBN: 9780804743792
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Origins of Japan s Medieval World Book Excerpt:

This pioneering collection of 15 essays argues that Japan's medieval age began in the 14th century rather than the 12th, and marks the beginning of a fundamentally new debate about how Japan's lengthy classical period finally ended.

Why We War

Why We War
Author: Al Smith
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 472
Release: 2006-11-01
ISBN: 1847285201
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Why We War Book Excerpt:

Why We War begins a new dialog about war and the social organization of peace. This book re-orients the thinking about war from a preoccupation with "a war," to an investigation into the phenomenon of war itself. There is an unequal investment in war that has historically damaged the ability of social systems to perform adequately for all members of society. The result is ongoing strife, warfare, and poverty. War emerges as the disease of civilization and the bane of human rights.

Green Glory

Green Glory
Author: ADOLPH BENJAMIN BRISCOE
Publsiher: Xlibris Corporation
Total Pages: 158
Release: 2010-11-03
ISBN: 1462815049
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Green Glory Book Excerpt:

Join the quest of a wise heroin (Solainia) and her Energy Blade-wielding sister (Nomni), as they teach a young Superhero (Rahnee) to use his special powers. It’s going to take courage, cleverness and a little luck to defeat the evil Queen (Stractnyna) and achieve Green Glory.

Weimar Radicals

Weimar Radicals
Author: Timothy Scott Brown
Publsiher: Berghahn Books
Total Pages: 225
Release: 2009-04-30
ISBN: 1845459083
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Weimar Radicals Book Excerpt:

Exploring the gray zone of infiltration and subversion in which the Nazi and Communist parties sought to influence and undermine each other, this book offers a fresh perspective on the relationship between two defining ideologies of the twentieth century. The struggle between Fascism and Communism is situated within a broader conversation among right- and left-wing publicists, across the Youth Movement and in the "National Bolshevik" scene, thus revealing the existence of a discourse on revolutionary legitimacy fought according to a set of common assumptions about the qualities of the ideal revolutionary. Highlighting the importance of a masculine-militarist politics of youth revolt operative in both Marxist and anti-Marxist guises, Weimar Radicals forces us to re-think the fateful relationship between the two great ideological competitors of the Weimar Republic, while offering a challenging new interpretation of the distinctive radicalism of the interwar era.

Writing the Military History of Pre Crusade Europe

Writing the Military History of Pre Crusade Europe
Author: David S. Bachrach,Bernard S. Bachrach
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 370
Release: 2020-12-30
ISBN: 1000300137
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Writing the Military History of Pre Crusade Europe Book Excerpt:

Writing the Military History of Pre-Crusade Europe brings together fourteen articles by eminent historians David S. Bachrach and Bernard S. Bachrach. Crucial to the writing of medieval military history is a thorough understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of the available source materials. Just as important is a broad conception of the range of sources which scholars can draw upon to ask and answer questions about the organization and conduct of war. The studies collected in this volume provide insights regarding many of the most important narrative works from pre-Crusade Europe, with a particular emphasis on the ways in which they can be used to write military history, as well as the pitfalls facing historians who read these texts transparently without regard for the authors’ various parti pris and limitations. In addition to their treatment of narrative works, several of the studies in this volume highlight the importance of treating historiographical texts within the broader range of source materials that illuminate the conduct and organization of war in pre-crusade Europe, particularly material sources developed through excavations, as well as contemporary images, most prominently the Bayeux Tapestry. The book will appeal to scholars and students of medieval history, as well as those interested in military history.

Warrior Elite

Warrior Elite
Author: Nigel Cawthorne
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 322
Release: 2011-07-12
ISBN: 1569759693
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Warrior Elite Book Excerpt:

Heart-pounding accounts of the courageous men, elite methods, and deadly moments that make up daring special ops missions. They are the strongest, best-trained and most powerfully equipped soldiers in the world. The select few who overcome near-impossible odds. The special ops forces. Presenting real-life stories that read like fictional thrillers, Warrior Elite recounts over two dozen of modern warfare’s most riveting, dangerous, and infamous missions. From support amid the lethal chaos of major combat operations, like the rescue of Private Jessica Lynch in Iraq, to targeted military strikes against rogue enemies, like the Navy SEAL sniper shots that saved Captain Richard Phillips from Somali pirates, these are the missions that test the gut level of even the bravest soldier. Warrior Elite brings readers into the heart of the battle to experience the hectic horror of Black Hawk Down, the blind terror of Tora Bora cave warfare, and the triumphant success of MIA rescue missions deep in Laos.

A Companion to Chivalry

A Companion to Chivalry
Author: Robert W. Jones,Peter R. Coss
Publsiher: Boydell & Brewer
Total Pages: 338
Release: 2019
ISBN: 1783273720
Category: Chivalry
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Companion to Chivalry Book Excerpt:

A comprehensive study of every aspect of chivalry and chivalric culture.

The Spiritual Imperative

The Spiritual Imperative
Author: Lawrence H. Taub
Publsiher: iUniverse
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2011-05-18
ISBN: 145029751X
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Spiritual Imperative Book Excerpt:

Copernicus and Galileos sun-centered model of the solar system gave us our view of space. Newton and Einsteins mechanical and electromagnetic models of the universe gave us our view of nature. Can the human condition be captured with a similarly universal model? Author Lawrence H. Taub believes so, and he develops three of themage, sex, and casteto reveal the deeper currents of history. The models presented in The Spiritual Imperative clarify the past, explain the present, and help anticipate the future. Taub uses these models to make insightful forecasts of future discontinuities that answer the major questions facing us today. Some of his predictions include: a regional political-economic block formed in the Far East and what this will mean to the world an alliance between the U.S. and Russia and how this will develop Israeli-Palestinian peace leading to a Pan-Semitic Union that will make the Middle East one of two main world centers of economic, political, and spiritual power in the mid-twenty-first century the replacement of technology with religion and spirituality as the main growth market in the twenty-first century The Spiritual Imperative provides insight into where human civilization has been and where its going.

The Warrior s Book of Virtues

The Warrior s Book of Virtues
Author: Nick Benas,Matthew Bloom,Richard Bryan
Publsiher: Hatherleigh Press
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2019-08-13
ISBN: 1578268087
Category: Self-Help
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Warrior s Book of Virtues Book Excerpt:

CHOOSE VIRTUE ALWAYS Time-tested principles for succeeding in life through the understanding and development of character, virtues represent the moral excellence of a person. From discipline to prudence, fortitude to faith, the warrior virtues presented in these pages are guaranteed to transform your life to one of meaning and purpose. The Warrior’s Book of Virtues uses the battle-tested principles of the United States Marine Corps to help everyone live their best life in easy and practical ways. Don’t settle for less, and don’t make excuses for yourself. Become inspired to achieve your full potential and complete every objective you set. Adapt and overcome.

Warfare and Society

Warfare and Society
Author: Ton Otto,Henrik Thrane,Helle Vandkilde
Publsiher: Aarhus Universitetsforlag
Total Pages: 557
Release: 2006-11-01
ISBN: 8779349358
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Warfare and Society Book Excerpt:

This book straddles the disciplines of archaeology and social anthropology. Its 25 contributions (divided into 6 sections with separate introductions) successively scrutinise the concept of war in philosophy, social theory and the history of anthropological and archaeological research; discuss warfare in pre-state and state societies; and assess its relationship to rituals, social identification and material culture.

British Celtic Warrior vs Roman Soldier

British Celtic Warrior vs Roman Soldier
Author: William Horsted
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 80
Release: 2022-07-21
ISBN: 1472850858
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

British Celtic Warrior vs Roman Soldier Book Excerpt:

An illustrated study of the British tribal warriors and Roman auxiliaries who fought in three epic battles for control of Britain in the 1st century AD. Following the Roman invasion of Britain in AD 43, the tribes of the west and north resisted the establishment of a 'Roman peace', led in particular by the chieftain Caratacus. Even in the south-east, resentment of Roman occupation remained, exploding into the revolt of Boudicca's Iceni in AD 60. Roman auxiliaries from two particular peoples are known to have taken part in the invasion of Britain: the Tungrians, from what is now Belgium, and the Batavians, from the delta of the River Rhine in the modern Netherlands. From the late 80s AD, units of both the Batavians and the Tungrians were garrisoned at a fort at Vindolanda in northern Britain. The so called 'Vindolanda tablets' provide an unparalleled body of material with which to reconstruct the lives of these auxiliary soldiers in Britain. Featuring full-colour maps and specially commissioned battlescene and figure artwork plates, this book examines how both the British warriors and the Roman auxiliaries experienced the decades of conflict that followed the invasion. Their recruitment, training, leadership, motivation, culture and beliefs are compared alongside an assessment of three particular battles: the final defeat of Caratacus in the hills of Wales in AD 50; the Roman assault on the island of Mona (Anglesey) in AD 60; and the battle of Mons Graupius in Scotland in AD 83.

Warriors and other Men

Warriors and other Men
Author: Lisbeth Skogstrand
Publsiher: Archaeopress Publishing Ltd
Total Pages: 194
Release: 2016-07-31
ISBN: 1784914185
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Warriors and other Men Book Excerpt:

This book questions whether androcentric archaeology has taught us anything about prehistoric men and their masculinities.

Blood Rites

Blood Rites
Author: Barbara Ehrenreich
Publsiher: Granta Books
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2011-04-07
ISBN: 1847083846
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Blood Rites Book Excerpt:

What lies behind the human attraction to violence? Why do we glorify war, seeing it as an almost sacred undertaking? Barbara Ehrenreich is known for the originality and clarity of her thinking, and in Blood Rites she proposes a radical new theory about our attitudes to bloodshed. From the trenches of Verdun to today's front lines, Ehrenreich traces the history of warfare back to our prehistoric ancestors' terrifying experiences of being hunted by other carnivores. Written with wit, tenacity and intellectual flair, this is vintage Ehrenreich, and an account that will transform our understanding of human conflict.

Religion and the Making of Modern East Asia

Religion and the Making of Modern East Asia
Author: Thomas David DuBois
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2011-04-18
ISBN: 1139499467
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Religion and the Making of Modern East Asia Book Excerpt:

Religious ideas and actors have shaped Asian cultural practices for millennia and have played a decisive role in charting the course of its history. In this engaging and informative book, Thomas David DuBois sets out to explain how religion has influenced the political, social, and economic transformation of Asia from the fourteenth century to the present. Crossing a broad terrain from Tokyo to Tibet, the book highlights long-term trends and key moments, such as the expulsion of Catholic missionaries from Japan, or the Taiping Rebellion in China, when religion dramatically transformed the political fate of a nation. Contemporary chapters reflect on the wartime deification of the Japanese emperor, Marxism as religion, the persecution of the Dalai Lama, and the fate of Asian religion in a globalized world.

Soldiers Traders and Slaves

Soldiers  Traders  and Slaves
Author: Janet Ewald
Publsiher: Univ of Wisconsin Press
Total Pages: 270
Release: 1990
ISBN: 9780299126049
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Soldiers Traders and Slaves Book Excerpt:

In the Nuba Hills, on the frontiers of the Islamic Sudan, a dynasty of Muslim warrior kings arose in the eighteenth century. Their kingdom, Taqali, survived as an independent state, resisting conquest by larger empires, and coming under external control only during the twentieth century. Janet Ewald has written the first comprehensive account of the origins and development of the Taqali kingdom. Ewald shows how events originating far beyond the Taqali massif allowed local Muslim soldiers to become kings of the Taqali in the eighteenth century and then to hold on to their power. But the nature of that power was shaped by the highland farmers who stubbornly and largely successfully resisted the efforts of the kings to parlay their control over the means of production. In this struggle religion became an ideological weapon on both sides, as the Taqali farmers asserted their local beliefs against their Muslim rulers. Political confrontations also bore unintended economic consequences. Ewald's account of Taqali challenges current views on the impact of Islam, merchant capitalism, and Egyptian military administration in nineteenth-century Sudan.