The Classic Vietnam Memoir (40th Anniversary Edition)
Author: Philip Caputo
Publisher: Holt Paperbacks
The 40th anniversary edition of the classic Vietnam memoir—featured in the PBS documentary series The Vietnam War by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick—with a new foreword by Kevin Powers In March of 1965, Lieutenant Philip J. Caputo landed at Danang with the first ground combat unit deployed to Vietnam. Sixteen months later, having served on the line in one of modern history’s ugliest wars, he returned home—physically whole but emotionally wasted, his youthful idealism forever gone. A Rumor of War is far more than one soldier’s story. Upon its publication in 1977, it shattered America’s indifference to the fate of the men sent to fight in the jungles of Vietnam. In the years since then, it has become not only a basic text on the Vietnam War but also a renowned classic in the literature of wars throughout history and, as the author writes, of "the things men do in war and the things war does to them." "Heartbreaking, terrifying, and enraging. It belongs to the literature of men at war." —Los Angeles Times Book Review
Christ's Millennial Reign and the Rapture of His Church
Author: Dennis Eugene Engleman
A Rumor of War: Christ's Millennial Reign and the Rapture of His Church, is the most exhaustive and comprehensive Eastern Orthodox study available of the ageless teachings of Jesus Christ; the Apostles and the Fathers of the Church on this highly Controversial subject. The author clearly contrasts authentic Biblical and Patristic testimony with the unscriptural views common in modern Pre-millennialism, and shows why the "PreTrib" Protestant perspective is not only heretical but a dangerous and soul-threatening deception. This book is a must for those who have been confused or carried away by the hysteria of "Left Behind" teaching put forth by many televangelists and pastors of Protestant churches. A Rumor of War offers solid tools for understanding both what will and what will not happen before Jesus Christ returns. A Rumor of War includes: -- When does the Orthodox Church teach Christ's Millennial Reign begin? -- What are the two resurrections of mankind? When should they occur? -- Who is the "Strong Man" of the Bible, and how is he freed from his chains? -- Will Jesus Christ return secretly before the Great Tribulation begins? -- Are Christians to be on earth during the Last Days? -- The teachings of the Holy Fathers of the Church on "The Last Days"
In song, verse, narrative, and dramatic form, war literature has existed for nearly all of recorded history. Accounts of war continue to occupy American bestseller lists and the stacks of American libraries. This innovative work establishes the American novel of war as its own sub-genre within American war literature, creating standards by which such works can be classified and critically and popularly analyzed. Each chapter identifies a defining characteristic, analyzes existing criticism, and explores the characteristic in American war novels of record. Topics include violence, war rhetoric, the death of noncombatants, and terrain as an enemy.
Modern Society and the Rediscovery of the Supernatural
Author: Peter L. Berger
Publisher: Open Road Media
Category: Social Science
A sociologist’s look at the continuing importance of religion and the supernatural in the modern world, “cleverly expounded [and] enhanced by wit” (Kirkus Reviews). Acclaimed scholar and sociologist Peter L. Berger examines religion in twentieth-century Western society, exploring the social nature of knowledge and its effect on religious belief. Using five signs evident in ordinary life—order, play, hope, damnation, and humor—Berger calls for a rediscovery of the supernatural as a crucial, rich dimension of humanity. Conceived as a response to his influential book The Sacred Canopy, Berger eschews technical jargon and speaks directly and systematically to those, like himself, who wish to explore religious questions.
This book is a compilation of series of prophetic messages and divine revelations God gave me concerning some possible critical sociopolitical and economic events we are about to witness in this most defining moment in history. It highlights what I believe Satan's plan against God's great purpose for humanity is going to look like in the years ahead. In it, you are going to discover how Satan in the coming days will succeed in turning many nations against God, and as a result, would plunge them deeper in darkness, and bring upon them one of the worst times ever in history. Like prophet Isaiah once said, "Hell is now enlarging itself without measures" and many nations are descending into
There has been a vast amount of literature and books written over the past few decades about how the prophecies in the Bible about the last days of the world are taking shape in our times. Today, the majority of Fundamentalist Christians accept that we are living in what the Bible calls the “Last Days”. However, most of the recent literature and discussion about the subject has been rehashing the same facts as have been known for many years. The purpose of this book is not only to leave no doubt that we are indeed in the “Last Days’ but to bring the entire scenario into the new millennium.
American Intellectuals and the Vietnam War, 1954-1975
Author: Robert R. Tomes
Publisher: NYU Press
Prior to the Vietnam war, American intellectual life rested comfortably on shared assumptions and often common ideals. Intellectuals largely supported the social and economic reforms of the 1930s, the war against Hitler's Germany, and U.S. conduct during the Cold War. By the early 1960s, a liberal intellectual consensus existed. The war in Southeast Asia shattered this fragile coalition, which promptly dissolved into numerous camps, each of which questioned American institutions, values, and ideals. Robert R. Tomes sheds new light on the demise of Cold War liberalism and the development of the New Left, and the steady growth of a conservatism that used Vietnam, and anti-war sentiment, as a rallying point. Importantly, Tomes provides new evidence that neoconservatism retreated from internationalism due largely to Vietnam, only to regroup later with substantially diminished goals and expectations. Covering vast archival terrain, Apocalypse Then stands as the definitive account of the impact of the Vietnam war on American intellectual life.