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              Those Who Have Borne the Battle: A History of America's Wars and Those Who Fought Them
                

              Those Who Have Borne the Battle: A History of America's Wars and Those Who Fought Them (Trade Paperback / Paperback, First Trade Paper Edition)

              By wright, james

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              At the heart of the story of America's wars are our citizen soldiers - those hometown heroes who fought and sacrificed from Bunker Hill at Charlestown to Pointe du Hoc in Normandy, and beyond, without expectation of recognition or recompense. Americans like to think that the serv...ice of its citizen volunteers is, and always has been, of momentous importance in our politics and society. But though this has made for good storytelling, the reality of America's relationship to its veterans is far more complex. In Those Who Have Borne the Battle, historian and marine veteran James Wright tells the story of the long, often troubled relationship between America and those who have defended her- from the Revolutionary War to today- shedding new light both on our history and on the issues our country and its armed forces face today. From the beginning, American gratitude to its warriors was not a given. Prior to World War II, the prevailing view was that, as citizen soldiers, the service of its young men was the price of citizenship in a free society. Even Revolutionary War veterans were affectionately, but only temporarily, embraced, as the new nation and its citizens had much else to do. In time, the celebration of the nation's heroes became an important part of our culture, building to the response to World War II, where warriors were celebrated and new government programs provided support for veterans. The greater transformation came in the wars after World War II, as the way we mobilize for war, fight our wars, and honor those who serve has changed in drastic and troubling ways. Unclear and changing military objectives have made our actions harder for civilians to stand behind, a situation compounded by the fact that the armed forces have become less representative of American society as a whole. Few citizens join in the sacrifice that war demands. The support systems seem less and less capable of handling the increasing number of wounded warriors returning from our numer
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              ISBN 9781610392440
              Released NZ 7 May 2013
              Publisher Misc - Alliance Distribution
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              The Shape of Light
               

              The Shape of Light (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By wright, james

              Features James Wright's luminous prose which captures eternal moments in his travels through Italy and France.

              ISBN 9781893996854
              Released NZ 28 Jun 2007
              Publisher Misc - NewSouth
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Companions for the Journey
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              The Hangman's Apprentice
                

              The Hangman's Apprentice (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By wright, james

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              The Hangman's Apprentice spans the birth and evolution of the Equality Party of Canada--from the concept of Absolute Democracy, a form of democracy where Government is abolished and citizens vote on laws and legislation over the internet--to the violent uprising that tears a nati...on apart. The Hangman's Apprentice is a revolution of thoughts and ideals. It is the story of a country divided by those fighting for the power to run their own own lives, versus those fighting to cling onto the power they fear to lose.
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              ISBN 9780557247424
              Publisher Lulu.com
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              Hunting The Wild Pineapple
               

              Hunting The Wild Pineapple (Audio CD / Audio, Unabridged edition)

              By Astley, Thea; Read by wright, james

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              Leverson, the narrator at the centre of these stories, calls himself a 'people freak'. Seduced by north Queensland's sultry beauty and unique strangeness, he is as fascinated by the invading hordes of misfits from the south as by the old established Queenslanders.

              ISBN 9781742332116
              Published NZ 1 May 2009
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
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              Enduring Vietnam: An American Generation and Its War

              Enduring Vietnam: An American Generation and Its War (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By wright, james

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              A history of the American War in Vietnam that provides a rich overview of that war and an evocative reminder of the human faces of the generation who served.

              ISBN 9781250181756
              Released NZ 10 Dec 2019
              Publisher St Martin's Press
              Interest Age 16+ years
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              The Branch Will Not Break: 20th Century Nature Poems of North America (Hardcover)
                

              The Branch Will Not Break: 20th Century Nature Poems of North America (Hardcover) (Hardback)

              By wright, james

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              The Branch Will Not Break is a reflective anthology of poems which evokes its author's upbringing in poverty-stricken Ohio during the 1930s and 1940s. Representing a radical and innovative departure from the more conventional and nature-orientated works of his earlier career, thi...s collection sees James Wright embark on sudden narrative shifts while conjuring evocative imagery full of implication. Often, the poems begin with a description of a person or object - after these initial verses, we find a blossoming of imagery. This collection was the result of years of collaboration Wright enjoyed with fellow poet Robert Bly. Economical with words, Wright's poems are generally short but unfailing in evocation and implication. Some of the shortest, most rhythmic works in this collection carry shades of Eastern poetry such as Haiku. Others declare a raw scene, image and meaning in an appealing and deceptively simple manner.
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              ISBN 9780359743346
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              The Branch Will Not Break: 20th Century Nature Poems of North America
                

              The Branch Will Not Break: 20th Century Nature Poems of North America (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By wright, james

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              The Branch Will Not Break is a reflective anthology of poems which evokes its author's upbringing in poverty-stricken Ohio during the 1930s and 1940s. Representing a radical and innovative departure from the more conventional and nature-orientated works of his earlier career, thi...s collection sees James Wright embark on sudden narrative shifts while conjuring evocative imagery full of implication. Often, the poems begin with a description of a person or object - after these initial verses, we find a blossoming of imagery. This collection was the result of years of collaboration Wright enjoyed with fellow poet Robert Bly. Economical with words, Wright's poems are generally short but unfailing in evocation and implication. Some of the shortest, most rhythmic works in this collection carry shades of Eastern poetry such as Haiku. Others declare a raw scene, image and meaning in an appealing and deceptively simple manner.
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              ISBN 9780359743339
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              Lazarus
               

              Lazarus (Audio disc / Other, Unabridged edition)

              By West, Morris; Read by wright, james; Producer Burley, Anna

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              Faced with open-heart surgery, Supreme Pontiff Leo XIV sees his life flashing before him. In reforming the Church, he created a wasteland and made enemies, and now he vows to destroy the reformation for which he was responsible. But a terrorist guru, the Sword of Islam, has other... ideas.
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              ISBN 9780655661290
              Published NZ 1 Apr 2020
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
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              Series The Vatican Trilogy
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              The Clowns of God
               

              The Clowns of God (Audio CD / Audio, Unabridged edition)

              By West, Morris; Read by wright, james; Producer Badrick, David

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              Pope Gregory XVII claims to have received a private revelation of the end of the world - an apocalypse coming not in some distant future but at any moment. Gregory insists that he must tell the world to get ready for the Lord's Second Coming. But his cardinals feel that he is a m...adman and convince him to resign his office. Gregory's problem is an age-old one: How can he convey his message to a world that does not want to hear? Is he a mad man - as his cardinals suspect - a mystic, or a fanatic grasping for an unholy power?
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              ISBN 9780655645504
              Published NZ 1 Jan 2020
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
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              Series The Vatican Trilogy
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              War and American Life - Reflections on Those Who Serve and Sacrifice
               

              War and American Life - Reflections on Those Who Serve and Sacrifice (Hardback)

              By wright, james

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                15 Jul 22

              An engaging collection of essays focusing on American veterans.War and American Life is a book of essays and reflections by celebrated historian and former marine James Wright, who has been active as an advocate, teacher, and scholar. Featuring both previously published pieces an...d new essays, the book considers veterans in America and the ways in which our society needs better to understand who they are and what they have done on the nation's behalf-and the responsibilities that follow this recognition.
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              ISBN 9781684580996
              Released NZ 15 Jul 2022
              Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
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