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Behind The Lines

Author: Philip Metres
Publisher: University of Iowa Press
ISBN: 1587297388
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Whether Thersites in Homer’s Iliad, Wilfred Owen in “Dulce et Decorum Est,” or Allen Ginsberg in “Wichita Vortex Sutra,” poets have long given solitary voice against the brutality of war. The hasty cancellation of the 2003 White House symposium “Poetry and the American Voice” in the face of protests by Sam Hamill and other invited guests against the coming “shock and awe” campaign in Iraq reminded us that poetry and poets still have the power to challenge the powerful. Behind the Lines investigates American war resistance poetry from the Second World War through the Iraq wars. Rather than simply chronicling the genre, Philip Metres argues that this poetry gets to the heart of who is authorized to speak about war and how it can be represented. As such, he explores a largely neglected area of scholarship: the poet’s relationship to dissenting political movements and the nation. In his elegant study, Metres examines the ways in which war resistance is registered not only in terms of its content but also at the level of the lyric. He proposes that protest poetry constitutes a subgenre that—by virtue of its preoccupation with politics, history, and trauma—probes the limits of American lyric poetry. Thus, war resistance poetry—and the role of what Shelley calls unacknowledged legislators—is a crucial, though largely unexamined, body of writing that stands at the center of dissident political movements.

Behind The Lines

Author: Jason Trevor Wilson
Publisher: Exisle Publishing
ISBN: 0908988443
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A city boy finds work on a farm – with unexpected consequences; a car breakdown triggers a change in a young couple’s relationship; a girl finds love in a rural community – or does she? The stories in J.T. Wilson’s first collection are both accessible and absorbing. He has had immense success – and media interest – from selling his stories on the street. The busking story-teller is a familiar sight on Sydney streets, and in other major cities in Australia and New Zealand. It’s a two-way thing, he says. Everywhere he goes people chat to him and maybe purchase a story, and in return he learns about them and uncovers new material for more stories. Behind the Lines is a collection of thirteen stories, both short and long, some of which Wilson has never sold on the street. The book also includes an introduction in which he talks about his writing and his way of life. It is sure to delight his many fans – and attract new admirers too.

Behind The Lines

Author: W.E.B. Griffin
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781440630064
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Behind the Lines is W. E. B. Griffin's powerful novel of World War II -- and the courage, patriotism, and sacrifice of those who fought it. By 1942, the Japanese have routed the outnumbered American forces and conquered the Philippines. But deep in the island jungles, the combat continues. Refusing to surrender, a renegade Army officer organizes a resistance force and vows to fight to the last man. A Marine leads his team on a mission through the heart of enemy territory. And the nation's proudest sons fight uncelebrated battles that will win -- or lose -- the war . . .

Behind The Lines

Author: Isabelle Holland
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 9780590451147
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Angered when her brother is called to war in place of a wealthy man's son in 1863, Katie O'Farrell joins her Irish New York City community in protesting the war and witnesses the New York Draft Riots. Reprint.

Behind The Lines

Author: Margaret R. Higonnet
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300044294
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Essays analyze the two world wars in respect to gender politics and reassesses the differences between men and women in relation to war

Eyes Behind The Lines

Author: Gary Linderer
Publisher: Presidio Press
ISBN: 0307574652
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In mid-December 1968, after recovering from wounds susatined in a murderous mission, Gary Linderer returned to Phu Bai to comlpete his tour of duty as a LRP. His job was to find the enmy, observe him, or kill him--all the while behind enemy lines, where success could be as dangerous as discovery. From the Paperback edition.

Behind The Lines

Author: Jeffrey B. Miller
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 099068931X
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This nonfiction book tells the story of one of America’s greatest humanitarian efforts. During World War I, the Commission for Relief in Belgium (CRB) initiated, organized, and supervised the largest food and relief drive the world had ever seen. Working in concert with its counterpart in Belgium, the Comité National, the CRB fed and clothed for four years more than 9 million Belgians and northern French trapped behind German lines. Young, idealistic Americans volunteered to be CRB delegates and go into German-occupied Belgium to guarantee the food would not be taken by the Germans. They had to maintain strict neutrality in what they said and did as they watched the Belgians suffer under the harsh German regime. Covering August 1914 through December 1914, this book follows a handful of CRB delegates, a twenty-two-year-old Belgian woman, two U.S. diplomats, the head of the CRB, and two Belgians—a businessman and a priest—who team up to fight the German occupation. It is a story that few have heard.

Behind The Lines

Author: Russell Miller
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 146687564X
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This is the story of special operations in the second world war as it has never been told before--directly by those who took part. Compiled by Russell Miller from interviews, diaries, letters and contemporaneous first-person accounts--many unpublished until now--the oral history in Behind the Lines follows the adventures of the courageous men and women who volunteered for service with the Untied States' Office of Strategic Services and Britain's Special Operations Executive. They parachuted behind enemy lines, often alone, with orders to cause mayhem. Arrest almost always resulted in torture and imprisonment; sometimes in execution. Trained in the black arts of warfare--sabotage, subversion, espionage, guerrilla tactics and undermining enemy morale by the distribution of insidious propaganda--theirs was a war fought in the shadows. Their activities extended to every theatre of operations: in occupied France, equipped with false identities, they played a deadly game of cat and mouse with the Gestapo; in the Balkans they discovered that the fiery politics of the region were as dangerous as the enemy; in the Burmese jungle, in some of the worst combat conditions of the war, they led native marauders in surprise attacks against the Japanese. From Britain they were supported by a team of back-room inventors who produced expertly forged documents and dreamed up ingenious devices like exploding rats and invisible ink. The special agents of World War Two really were a breed apart. This is their extraordinary story. In their own words.