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Genre: Science
Author: Graham D Rowles
Publisher: Westview Press
Release: 1978-03-19
File: 216 Pages
ISBN-13: UVA:X000173942

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In the eighteenth century, as wars between Britain, France, and their allies raged across the world, hundreds of thousands of people were captured, detained, or exchanged. They were shipped across oceans, marched across continents, or held in an indeterminate limbo. The Society of Prisoners challenges us to rethink the paradoxes of the prisoner of war, defined at once as an enemy and as a fellow human being whose life must be spared. Amidst the emergence of new codifications of international law, the practical distinctions between a prisoner of war, a hostage, a criminal, and a slave were not always clear-cut. Renaud Morieux's vivid and lucid account uses war captivity as a point of departure, investigating how the state transformed itself at war, and how whole societies experienced international conflicts. The detention of foreigners on home soil created the conditions for multifaceted exchanges with the host populations, involving prison guards, priests, pedlars, and philanthropists. Thus, while the imprisonment of enemies signals the extension of Anglo-French rivalry throughout the world, the mass incarceration of foreign soldiers and sailors also illustrates the persistence of non-conflictual relations amidst war. Taking the reader beyond Britain and France, as far as the West Indies and St Helena, this story resonates in our own time, questioning the dividing line between war and peace, and forcing us to confront the untenable situations in which the status of the enemy is left to the whim of the captor.

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Genre: History
Author: Renaud Morieux
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release: 2019-10-03
File: 464 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780191035463

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TWO EPIC SCIENCE FICTION NOVELS BY A NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLING AUTHOR TOGETHER IN ONE VOLUME: New York Times bestseller Endgame Enigma and Promethius Award winner Voyage from Yesteryear. Endgame Enigma: New York Times bestseller. In the near future, Russia has built Valentina Tereshkova, a space station a mile in diameter, a shining city in space. Its builders claim that the orbiting space city is a peaceful Utopian experiment, but American intelligence reports raise the ominous possibility that the space colony is actually a weapon built by the last heirs of the Soviet dictators.When scientist Paula Bryce and trained agent Lew McCain travel to the station to investigate, they become prisoners in the station's high-tech prison facilities. Escape seems impossible but if they can't escape, Armageddon is inevitable. . . . Voyage from Yesteryear: Prometheus Award-winning novel. Late in our century, as nuclear war loomed, Americans sent a colonization spaceship manned by robots to an Earthline planet in the Alpha Centauri system. On arrival, the robot crew used recorded DNA information to bring forth a generation of infants, whom they educated in accordance with the principles enunciated by the founders of the American government. Generations later, Earth has rebuilt after the war, unfortunately with authoritarian governments which now can send manned starships with more colonists to the new world. But their distant relatives are serious about all that life, liberty, the pursuit of happiness, and the inalienable rights of the individual stuff, principles to which the reconstructed America no longer gives even lip service. Those uppity colonials have such an attitude. . . . At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management). About Endgame Enigma: "Tautly constructed, well-plotted and well-written . .. placing [Hogan] on the brink of joining the best-selling authors Dean R. Koontz and John Jakes . . ."¾United Press International "Valentina Tereshkova will fascinate you. . . . A fascinating glimpse into the future."¾Rave Reviews About Voyage from Yesteryear: "The more I read of Voyage From Yesteryear, the more impressed I became and the more I enjoyed the book . . . it's a great story."¾Dougs Book Reviews About James P. Hogan: "Pure science fiction . . . Arthur C. Clarke, move over."¾Isaac Asimov ". . . ambitious, expertly-handled . . . fascinating notions and nonstop plot twists in a taut, gripping narrative; a bravura performance."--Kirkus Reviews ". . . on the cutting edge of technology. . . . Hogans talent carrieds the reader from peak to peak in the story, while his knowledge of science . .. constitutes a speldid backdrop for the non-stop action."¾Booklist ". . . Hogan, a dean of hard SF, parlays [Pathways to Otherwhere] into an entertaining, imaginative yarn."¾Publishers Weekly

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Genre: Fiction
Author: James P. Hogan
Publisher: Baen Publishing Enterprises
Release: 2015-06-16
File: 848 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781625794048

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Carceral Space, Prisoners and Animals explores resonances across human and nonhuman carceral geographies. The work proposes an analysis of the carceral from a broader vantage point than has yet been done, developing a ‘trans-species carceral geography’ that includes spaces of nonhuman captivity, confinement, and enclosure alongside that of the human. The linkages across prisoner and animal carcerality that are placed into conversation draw from a number of institutional domains, based on their form, operation, and effect. These include: the prison death row/ execution chamber and the animal slaughterhouse; sites of laboratory testing of pharmaceutical and other products on incarcerated humans and captive animals; sites of exploited prisoner and animal labor; and the prison solitary confinement cell and the zoo cage. The relationships to which I draw attention across these sites are at once structural, operational, technological, legal, and experiential / embodied. The forms of violence that span species boundaries at these sites are all a part of ordinary, everyday, industrialized violence in the United States and elsewhere, and thus this ‘carceral comparison’ amongst them is appropriate and timely.

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Genre: Science
Author: Karen M. Morin
Publisher: Routledge
Release: 2018-02-28
File: 176 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781317266662

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The archaeology of war has revealed evidence of bravery, sacrifice, heroism, cowardice, and atrocities. Mostly absent from these narratives of victory and defeat, however, are the experiences of prisoners of war, despite what these can teach us about cruelty, ingenuity, and human adaptability. The international array of case studies in Prisoners of War restores this hidden past through case studies of PoW camps of the Napoleonic era, the American Civil War, and both World Wars. These bring to light wide variations in historical and cultural details, excavation and investigative methods used, items found and their interpretation, and their contributions to archaeology, history and heritage. Illustrated with diagrams, period photographs, and historical quotations, these chapters vividly reveal challenges and opportunities for researchers and heritage managers, and revisit powerful ethical questions that persist to this day. Notorious and lesser-known aspects of PoW experiences that are addressed include: Designing and operating an 18th-century British PoW camp. Life and death at Confederate and Union American Civil War PoW camps. The role of possessions in coping strategies during World War I. The archaeology of the ‘Great Escape’ Experiencing and negotiating space at civilian internment camps in Germany and Allied PoW camps in Normandy in World War II. The role of archaeology in the memorial process, in America, Norway, Germany and France Graffiti, decorative ponds, illicit saké drinking, and family life at Japanese American camps As one of the first book-length examinations of this fascinating multidisciplinary topic, Prisoners of War merits serious attention from historians, social justice researchers and activists, archaeologists, and anthropologists.

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Genre: Social Science
Author: Harold Mytum
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release: 2012-09-14
File: 342 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781461441656

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Originally published in 1957, Prisoners of Saturn is an inter-planetary adventure.

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Genre: Fiction
Author: Donald Suddaby
Publisher: Gateway
Release: 2016-05-31
File: 320 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781473212466

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Genre: United States
Author: Asa Brainerd Isham
Publisher:
Release: 1890
File: 571 Pages
ISBN-13: HARVARD:HN4XYP

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Fate throws two young Earthians into desperate conflict with the primeval monsters of an electron's savage jungles

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Genre: Fiction
Author: Robert H. Leitfred
Publisher: eStar Books
Release: 2010-10-01
File: 14 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781612100586

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Riv Jakar, a Bajoran boy whose parents were killed by the Cardassians, is determined to have his revenge on Kam, a high Cardassian official's daughter who has stowed away on Deep Space Nine.

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Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Author: John Peel
Publisher: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books
Release: 1994
File: 112 Pages
ISBN-13: 0671882880

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Genre: Poor women
Author: Helen Campbell
Publisher:
Release: 1887
File: 257 Pages
ISBN-13: MINN:31951001518089I

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