FOB Doc A Doctor On the Front Lines in Afghanistan – A War Diary

History / Military

FOB Doc: A Doctor On the Front Lines in Afghanistan – A War Diary by Ray Wiss
Zhou Xun, “Chinese Perceptions of the Jews’ and Judaism: A History of the Youtai”
Prasenjit Duara, “Decolonization: Perspectives from Now and Then”
Talking Jazz With Ben Sidran: Volume 2: Solo Voices by Ben Sidran
Talking Jazz With Ben Sidran: Volume 1: The Rhythm Section by Ben Sidran

FOB Doc: A Doctor On the Front Lines in Afghanistan – A War Diary by Ray Wiss

English | March 23rd, 2010 | ASIN: B008V43N60, ISBN: 1553654722 | 226 Pages | EPUB | 7.82 MB

Military doctors serving in Afghanistan usually spend their entire tour in the relatively safe confines of the main base. FOB Doc is the story of one Canadian doctor who spent nearly his entire tour in combat. Captain Ray Wiss was stationed at Forward Operating Bases — FOBs — in Khandahar province, the birthplace of the Taliban and the most intense zone combat in Afghanistan
He shares the ‘terror and boredom’ of the front-line soldier’s life in this candid personal diary. One day, he might be participating in combat operations, treating severe and bloody injuries and coping with the deaths of fellow soldiers, both Afghans and NATO allies; another day, he might be writing about the challenges of going to the latrine in sub-zero weather. FOB Doc is heartbreaking and hilarious, often on the same page.

Zhou Xun, “Chinese Perceptions of the Jews’ and Judaism: A History of the Youtai”

2000 | ISBN-10: 0700712496 | 202 pages | PDF | 5 MB

While prejudice against Jews is a real and ongoing category in Western culture, little attention has been paid to the myths of the Jews’ and their impact in countries outside the West. This work draws on a wide variety of source materials from the past two centuries to examine the images of the Jews’ as constructed in China. However, the interest here does not lie in the determination of the boundary between the real and fictional aspects of these images. Rather, it lies in the implications associated with the Jew’ as an other’, which remains a distant mirror in the construction of the self’ amongst various social groups in modern China.
Although it has been noted by a few scholars that the use of the Jews’ as a category was important to many thinkers of modern China in the construction of their nationalistic and socio- political ideologies, this is the first systematic study in the field to be published. This book is also more than a historical book on China in that it opens a new arena for modern Jewish studies from a unique angle.

Prasenjit Duara, “Decolonization: Perspectives from Now and Then”

2003 | ISBN-10: 041524840X, 0415248418 | 336 pages | PDF | 3 MB

Decolonization brings together the most cutting-edge thinking by major historians of decolonization, including previously unpublished essays and writings by leaders of decolonizing countries including Ho Chi-Minh and Jawaharlal Nehru.
The chapters in this volume present a move away from Western analysis of decolonizaton and instead move towards the angle of vision of the former colonies. This is a ground-breaking study of a subject central to recent global history.

Talking Jazz With Ben Sidran: Volume 2: Solo Voices by Ben Sidran

English | November 3rd, 2014 | ASIN: B00P873NAY, ISBN: 1450753671 | 594 Pages | EPUB | 0.78 MB

Miles Davis, Gil Evans, Dizzy Gillespie, Jon Hendricks, Max Roach, Betty Carter, Jackie McLean, Don Cherry, Sonny Rollins, McCoy Tyner, Archie Shepp, Herbie Hancock, Tony Williams, Keith Jarrett, Wynton Marsalis, and Jack DeJohnette—these are just a few of the jazz musicians whose conversations with Ben Sidran are recorded in this volume.
In stimulating, personal, and informative discussions, they not only reveal their personalities, but also detail aspects of the performance, technique, business, history, and emotions of jazz. Newly expanded with previously unpublished dialogues with David Murray, Dr. John, and Mose Allison, Talking Jazz is undoubtedly the best oral history of recent and contemporary jazz.

Talking Jazz With Ben Sidran: Volume 1: The Rhythm Section by Ben Sidran

English | October 31st, 2014 | ASIN: B00P38DOXY, ISBN: 1450753663 | 568 Pages | EPUB | 0.75 MB

Miles Davis, Gil Evans, Dizzy Gillespie, Jon Hendricks, Max Roach, Betty Carter, Jackie McLean, Don Cherry, Sonny Rollins, McCoy Tyner, Archie Shepp, Herbie Hancock, Tony Williams, Keith Jarrett, Wynton Marsalis, and Jack DeJohnette—these are just a few of the jazz musicians whose conversations with Ben Sidran are recorded in this volume.
In stimulating, personal, and informative discussions, they not only reveal their personalities, but also detail aspects of the performance, technique, business, history, and emotions of jazz. Newly expanded with previously unpublished dialogues with David Murray, Dr. John, and Mose Allison, Talking Jazz is undoubtedly the best oral history of recent and contemporary jazz.

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