Summary Book Review Images of Inherited War by William R. Hersch:
Download or read book Images of Inherited War written by William R. Hersch and published by . This book was released on 2017-08-25 with total page 202 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The presidencies of Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon are examined through the lens of image and cognitive theory to help answer the question of how their perceptions (which often can create their own reality) of the Vietnam War affected their agendas and the outcomes of the war that each inherited. By examining Vietnam in the context of presidential image-how presidents filter events based on the unique experiences they bring to office-it is the author's hope that a broader conceptualization of "war as inheritance" will emerge. Ultimately, this study may help minimize current and future cognitive pitfalls in the development and execution of grand strategy, particularly when policy makers face the daunting challenge of inherited war.
Summary Book Review Images of Inherited War by William R. Hersch:
Download or read book Images of Inherited War written by William R. Hersch and published by . This book was released on 2011 with total page 213 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "This study examines how cognitive forces shape grand war-time strategy across successive presidential administrations. By analyzing Vietnam through the lens of Image and Cognitive theory, the author attempts to answer the question: How did Presidential Image effect agendas and outcomes during the Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon Administrations? Specifically, the author examines the presidencies of Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon through key decision points and policy shifts during the Vietnam War in an effort to unveil the substantial cognitive forces with which Presidents must contend, and often counter, when they inherit war. It is the author's hope that revealing the confluence of Images, Agendas, and Outcomes during the Vietnam War will make current and future decision-makers more aware of the impact cognitive forces have in shaping war's trajectory. Moreover, it is hoped that by examining Vietnam through the lens of Presidential Image, a broader conceptualization of 'war as inheritance, ' will emerge. Ultimately, this study may help minimize current and future cognitive pitfalls in the development and execution of grand strategy, particularly when policy-makers face the daunting challenge of inherited war. This study establishes the foundation for a larger project that not only examines Vietnam more broadly, but that also analyzes how Image and Inheritance influenced grand strategy in Afghanistan."--Abstract.
Summary Book Review Image Warfare in the War on Terror by N. Roger:
Download or read book Image Warfare in the War on Terror written by N. Roger and published by Springer. This book was released on 2013-01-11 with total page 190 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Roger examines how developments in new media technologies, such as the internet, blogs, camera/video phones, have fundamentally altered the way in which governments, militaries, terrorists, NGOs, and citizens engage with images. He argues that there has been a paradigm shift from techno-war to image warfare, which emerged on 9/11.
Summary Book Review Lincoln Mediated by David W. Bulla:
Download or read book Lincoln Mediated written by David W. Bulla and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2017-07-05 with total page 248 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Lincoln Mediated provides new information about a historical figure everyone thinks they know. It describes how Abraham Lincoln worked with the press throughout his political career, beginning with his service in Congress in the late 1840s, and detailing how his ties to newspapers in Illinois, New York, and Washington played a central role in the success of his presidency. Gregory A. Borchard and David W. Bulla study how Lincoln used the press to deliver his written and spoken messages, how editors reacted to the president, and how Lincoln responded to their criticism. Reviewing his public persona through the lens of international media and visually based sources, a fascinating profile emerges.The authors cite the papers of Lincoln, the letters of influential figures, and content from leading newspapers. The book also features nineteenth-century illustrations and photographs. Lincoln Mediated ties the president's story directly to the press, illuminating his role as a writer and as a participant in making the news. Lincoln's legacy cannot be understood without understanding the role the press played in helping shape how he was viewed. As the authors show, Lincoln was a man, not just a political figure. Lincoln Mediated is a worthy addition to Transaction's Journalism series.
Author :Mishael M. Caspi Publisher :Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG Release Date :2020-08-10 ISBN 10 :9783112208977 Pages :324 pages File Format : PDF, EPUB, TEXT, KINDLE or MOBI Rating :4.0/5 (897 users download)
Summary Book Review Red Pomegranates: Love, Beauty and Deceit by Mishael M. Caspi:
Download or read book Red Pomegranates: Love, Beauty and Deceit written by Mishael M. Caspi and published by Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG. This book was released on 2020-08-10 with total page 324 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Die Reihe Islamkundliche Untersuchungen wurde 1969 im Klaus Schwarz Verlag begründet und hat sich zu einem der wichtigsten Publikationsorgane der Islamwissenschaft in Deutschland entwickelt. Die über 330 Bände widmen sich der Geschichte, Kultur und den Gesellschaften Nordafrikas, des Nahen und Mittleren Ostens sowie Zentral-, Süd- und Südost-Asiens.
Summary Book Review Transatlantic Images and Perceptions by David E. Barclay:
Download or read book Transatlantic Images and Perceptions written by David E. Barclay and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2003-02-13 with total page 384 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This 1997 book analyses how German and American views of each other developed, providing a fresh analysis of an often complex relationship.
Summary Book Review Represented Reporters by Barbara Korte:
Download or read book Represented Reporters written by Barbara Korte and published by transcript Verlag. This book was released on 2015-07-31 with total page 188 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: War correspondents are prominent actors in the media world. They took hold in the cultural imaginary soon after their profession had been created in the mid-19th century. With a particular focus on Britain, this study investigates the representation of war correspondents from Victorian times to the present, in memoirs, novels and films. Such representations react to prevailing notions that exist about war reporters and participate in their further construction. With its cultural approach, this book complements studies of war correspondents in media and communication studies, history and ethnology.
Summary Book Review Tracing Your Ancestors Through Family Photographs by Jayne Shrimpton:
Download or read book Tracing Your Ancestors Through Family Photographs written by Jayne Shrimpton and published by Pen and Sword. This book was released on 2014-01-09 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Jayne Shrimpton's complete guide to dating, analysing and understanding family photographs is essential reading and reference for anyone undertaking genealogical and local history research. Using over 150 old photographs as examples, she shows how such images can give a direct insight into the past and into the lives of the individuals who are portrayed in them. Almost every family and local historian works with photographs, but often the fascinating historical and personal information that can be gained from them is not fully understood. They are one of the most vivid and memorable ways into the past.This concise but comprehensive guide describes the various types of photograph and explains how they can be dated. It analyses what the clothes and style of dress can tell us about the people in the photographs, their circumstances and background.Sections look at photographs of special occasions baptisms, weddings, funerals - and at photographs taken in wartime, on holiday and at work. There is advice on how to identify the individuals shown and how to find more family photographs through personal connections, archives and the internet - and how to preserve them for future generations.Jayne Shrimpton's handbook is an authoritative, accessible guide to old photographs that no family or local historian can be without.As featured in The Argus.
Summary Book Review Images of Traumatic Memories by Anja Meyer:
Download or read book Images of Traumatic Memories written by Anja Meyer and published by Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht. This book was released on 2020-12-14 with total page 175 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: By employing the lens of the most recent critical studies on intermediality, the author analyses the interaction between literature and photography in three contemporary hybrid novels ( Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs, 2011, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer, 2005, and The Dark Room by Rachel Seiffert, 2001) sharing the narration of traumatic historical events. The intermedial dimension realised by the confluence of the two media devices offers new ways to create meaning and to reflect upon the nature of collective and individual trauma, by re-enacting the distortion and the inaccessibility to the memories of those experiences. In this context, the reader emerges as an active participant in the process of fiction-making, as the act of reading becomes a renewed act of witnessing.
Summary Book Review Remembering War by J. M. Winter:
Download or read book Remembering War written by J. M. Winter and published by Yale University Press. This book was released on 2006-01-01 with total page 340 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This is a masterful volume on remembrance and war in the twentieth century. Jay Winter locates the fascination with the subject of memory within a long-term trajectory that focuses on the Great War. Images, languages, and practices that appeared during and after the two world wars focused on the need to acknowledge the victims of war and shaped the ways in which future conflicts were imagined and remembered. At the core of the "memory boom" is an array of collective meditations on war and the victims of war, Winter says. The book begins by tracing the origins of contemporary interest in memory, then describes practices of remembrance that have linked history and memory, particularly in the first half of the twentieth century. The author also considers "theaters of memory"-film, television, museums, and war crimes trials in which the past is seen through public representations of memories. The book concludes with reflections on the significance of these practices for the cultural history of the twentieth century as a whole.
Download or read book A Story of Ruins written by Wu Hung and published by Reaktion Books. This book was released on 2013-02-15 with total page 296 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This richly illustrated book examines the changing significance of ruins as vehicles for cultural memory in Chinese art and visual culture from ancient times to the present. The story of ruins in China is different from but connected to “ruin culture” in the West. This book explores indigenous Chinese concepts of ruins and their visual manifestations, as well as the complex historical interactions between China and the West since the eighteenth century. Wu Hung leads us through an array of traditional and contemporary visual materials, including painting, architecture, photography, prints, and cinema. A Story of Ruins shows how ruins are integral to traditional Chinese culture in both architecture and pictorial forms. It traces the changes in their representation over time, from indigenous methods of recording damage and decay in ancient China, to realistic images of architectural ruins in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, to the strong interest in urban ruins in contemporary China, as shown in the many artworks that depict demolished houses and decaying industrial sites. The result is an original interpretation of the development of Chinese art, as well as a unique contribution to global art history.
Summary Book Review War at a Distance by Mary A. Favret:
Download or read book War at a Distance written by Mary A. Favret and published by Princeton University Press. This book was released on 2009-10-19 with total page 280 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: What does it mean to live during wartime away from the battle zone? What is it like for citizens to go about daily routines while their country sends soldiers to kill and be killed across the globe? Timely and thought-provoking, War at a Distance considers how those left on the home front register wars and wartime in their everyday lives, particularly when military conflict remains removed from immediate perception, available only through media forms. Looking back over two centuries, Mary Favret locates the origins of modern wartime in the Napoleonic era and describes how global military operations affected the British populace, as the nation's army and navy waged battles far from home for decades. She reveals that the literature and art produced in Britain during the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries obsessively cultivated means for feeling as much as understanding such wars, and established forms still relevant today. Favret examines wartime literature and art as varied as meditations on the Iliad, the history of meteorology, landscape painting in India, and popular poetry in newspapers and periodicals; she locates the embedded sense of war and dislocation in works ranging from Austen, Coleridge, and Wordsworth to Woolf, Stevens, and Sebald; and she contemplates how literature provides the public with methods for responding to violent calamities happening elsewhere. Bringing to light Romanticism's legacy in reflections on modern warfare, this book shows that war's absent presence affects home in deep and irrevocable ways.
Author :International Association for the Study of Anglo-Irish Literature. International Congress Publisher :Rodopi Release Date :1995 ISBN 10 :9051837798 Pages :249 pages File Format : PDF, EPUB, TEXT, KINDLE or MOBI Rating :4.5/5 (183 users download)
Summary Book Review Tumult of Images by International Association for the Study of Anglo-Irish Literature. International Congress:
Download or read book Tumult of Images written by International Association for the Study of Anglo-Irish Literature. International Congress and published by Rodopi. This book was released on 1995 with total page 249 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: By showing that the meaning of the word politics can be interpreted in various ways, the scope of the articles inTumult of Images: Essays on W.B. Yeats and Politics is extensive. Rather than explicitly analysing W.B. Yeats's political views and opinions about social order, several of the authors demonstrate how these ideas have determined the textual strategy behind Yeats's works. Thus we find, for instance, how Yeats's politics of myth subsume the myth of politics, or how his playThe Player Queen is an expression of sexual and textual politics. Other essays revaluate Yeats's role in Ireland's Literary Renaissance or argue that his recruitment of Homer throughout his work was politically motivated. The volume also offers an ero-political reading of Yeats's ballads next to an analysis of the strategy behind that apocalyptic idea of gyring history.Tumult of Images also deals with the politics of reception of Yeats's works by showing how the Irish poet has influenced South African poetry of the period of Apartheid, or by presenting the various ways in which the Japanese and the Dutch have become acquainted with the work of Yeats. The title of this volume thus reflects not only the many-sidedness of the discussions offered here but also their common contribution to an analysis of a fascinating aspect of Yeats's life and work.
Summary Book Review No Power Without an Image by Libby Saxton:
Download or read book No Power Without an Image written by Libby Saxton and published by Edinburgh University Press. This book was released on 2020-09-25 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The first detailed study of what filmic images can tell us about iconic photographs, No Power Without an Image reveals the multifaceted connections between seven celebrated photographs of political struggles, taken between 1936 and 1968, and cinema in all its forms. Moving from the 'paper cinema' of magazines via newsreels and film journals, to documentary, fiction and experimental films, this fascinating book draws on original archival research and multidisciplinary icon theory to explore new ways of thinking about the confluence of still and moving images.
Download or read book Public Images written by Ryan Linkof and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2020-08-12 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The stolen snapshot is a staple of the modern tabloid press, as ubiquitous as it is notorious. The first in-depth history of British tabloid photojournalism, this book explores the origin of the unauthorised celebrity photograph in the early 20th century, tracing its rise in the 1900s through to the first legal trial concerning the right to privacy from photographers shortly after the Second World War. Packed with case studies from the glamorous to the infamous, the book argues that the candid snap was a tabloid innovation that drew its power from Britain's unique class tensions. Used by papers such as the Daily Mirror and Daily Sketch as a vehicle of mass communication, this new form of image played an important and often overlooked role in constructing the idea of the press photographer as a documentary eyewitness. From Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson to aristocratic debutantes Lady Diana Cooper and Margaret Whigham, the rage of the social elite at being pictured so intimately without permission was matched only by the fascination of working class readers, while the relationship of the British press to social, economic and political power was changed forever.Initially pioneered in the metropole, tabloid-style photojournalism soon penetrated the journalistic culture of most of the globe. This in-depth account of its social and cultural history is an invaluable source of new research for historians of photography, journalism, visual culture, media and celebrity studies.
Summary Book Review Empire of Chance by Anders Engberg-Pedersen:
Download or read book Empire of Chance written by Anders Engberg-Pedersen and published by Harvard University Press. This book was released on 2015-03-10 with total page 326 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Anders Engberg-Pedersen shows how the Napoleonic Wars inspired a new discourse on knowledge in the West. Soldiers returning from battle were forced to reconsider what it is possible to know and how decisions are made in a fog of imperfect knowledge. Chance no longer appeared exceptional but normative—a prism for understanding the modern world.