Released on 2000-11-02Categories Literary Criticism

Friendly Fire

Friendly Fire

Author: Katherine Kinney

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199881659

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 240

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Hundreds of memoirs, novels, plays, and movies have been devoted to the American war in Vietnam. In spite of the great variety of media, political perspectives and the degrees of seriousness with which the war has been treated, Katherine Kinney argues that the vast majority of these works share a single story: that of Americans killing Americans in Vietnam. Friendly Fire, in this instance, refers not merely to a tragic error of war, it also refers to America's war with itself during the Vietnam years. Starting from this point, this book considers the concept of "friendly fire" from multiple vantage points, and portrays the Vietnam age as a crucible where America's cohesive image of itself is shattered--pitting soldiers against superiors, doves against hawks, feminism against patriarchy, racial fear against racial tolerance. Through the use of extensive evidence from the film and popular fiction of Vietnam (e.g. Kovic's Born on the Fourth of July, Didion's Democracy, O'Brien's Going After Cacciato, Rabe's Sticks and Bones and Streamers), Kinney draws a powerful picture of a nation politically, culturally, and socially divided, and a war that has been memorialized as a contested site of art, media, politics, and ideology.
Released on 2003-08Categories Fiction

Friendly Fire?

Friendly Fire?

Author: Stephen K. Peach

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781410759412

Category: Fiction

Page: 550

View: 432

Emotions. Life. The saying goes that the eyes are the windows to your soul. Given that to be true, then I submit that life's experiences are the lifeline to the heart. For every experience, there is a new piece added to the heart. With each new experience, comes an emotion. Many come with emotions. Many emotions are new, many are somewhat the same, yet independent of themselves. Each also carries varying degrees at which each emotion is felt...each experience a piece, of varying size, of the heart. And it's the culmination of those experiences that make up our heart. Which emotions do we feel strongest? Which emotions seem to control us? Which emotions make us weak. We all experience differently, create differently, and envision differently. We all have varying degrees of emotions, through our experiences and through our creativity and visions. This collection of experiences will take the reader into a past of memories, triggering thoughts and maybe a smile or two. This collection may take the reader into a present thought process, triggering experiences that readers may be encountering now. Finally, this collection will take the reader deep into thought about their visions of the future. This is a feel good collection of poems that will set the reader at ease, yet will delve into some deep emotions. Enjoy!
Released on 2010-05-26Categories Fiction

Friendly Fire

Friendly Fire

Author: Chris Staeden

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781453500323

Category: Fiction

Page: 452

View: 489

The book Friendly Fire was created because many soldiers are killed on the battlefield by friendly fire. In addition, in Roswell, New Mexico, in 1947, there was a spaceship crash, and Aliens were abducted. The secrecy of the story has created much controversy in the world in which we live. This story is about the crash and the US government trying to find the Aliens who were abducted. The story creates another concept how the actual story could have happened. There is a hero in the story named Friendly Fire. He is the supreme commander of Tron. He leads his forces in the battle to fight evil. The space frontier is challenged by the evil Premators who spread evil. The Ice Force is challenged by fighting evil to make good prevail. A certain number of planets called the Qyrad try to overcome the evil Trox. A girl from the planet Earth and an ex-intelligence officer work together to get the original Aliens back. The Earth duo works at keeping a war from starting with an Alien government. The heroic characters and all of the forces of evil shows that there is foreign life in space and Earth is only a small size in the big universe. May the force be with you.
Released on 2017-04-24Categories Literary Criticism

Friendly Fire in the Literature of War

Friendly Fire in the Literature of War

Author: Earl R. Anderson

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476667218

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 231

View: 744

The term "friendly fire" was coined in the 1970s but the theme appears in literature from ancient times to the present. It begins the narrative in Aeschylus's Persians and Larry Heinemann's Paco's Story. It marks the turning point in Homer's Iliad, Virgil's Aeneid, the Chanson de Roland, Stephen Crane's The Red Badge of Courage and Tim O'Brien's Going After Cacciato. It is the subject of transformative disclosure in Jaan Kross's Czar's Madman, Ron Kovic's Born on the Fourth of July, O'Brien's In the Lake of the Woods and A.B. Yehoshua's Friendly Fire. In some stories, events propel the characters into a friendly-fire catastrophe, as in Thomas Taylor's A Piece of this Country and Oliver Stone's 1986 film Platoon. This study examines friendly fire in a broad range of literary contexts.
Released on 2015-11-06Categories History

Amicicide: The Problem Of Friendly Fire In Modern War [Illustrated Edition]

Amicicide: The Problem Of Friendly Fire In Modern War [Illustrated Edition]

Author: Lt.-Col C. R. Shrader

Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing

ISBN: 9781786253705

Category: History

Page: 146

View: 590

Includes 10 detailed tables ‘War is often depicted in the textbooks as a well-orchestrated, albeit violent, exercise in which opposing units strive to achieve tactical and strategic objectives. That each side will suffer casualties in the process is taken for granted; they are the inevitable, if regretable, consequence of such a deadly undertaking. That each side is almost certain to suffer casualties inflicted by its own forces is not generally taken for granted. Yet, in each of America’s wars, especially those of the twentieth century, a significant number of soldiers have been killed or wounded as the result of friendly fire. The fact that the percentage of casualties resulting from friendly fire from World War I through Vietnam has been extremely low does not make the accidental killing or wounding of one’s own troops any less tragic or unpalatable. Nor does it offer much consolation to the commander responsible for the lives of his troops or to the soldier who runs the risk of falling victim to the fire of his own forces. To be sure, each branch of the Army and each of the Armed Services employ measures calculated to prevent incidents of friendly fire...Before one can undertake a serious and comprehensive analysis of friendly fire, these data must be found and brought together in one place. In Amicicide: The Problem of Friendly Fire in Modern War, LTC Charles R. Shrader has taken a major step toward the compilation of these data. In his well-informed narrative, he draws tentative conclusions about the causes and effects of friendly fire and offers recommendations for those who expect to study the subject further. He has, in short, produced a superb reference book and a springboard for a deeper and more comprehensive analysis of this grim and complex problem.’-Foreword
Released on 2008-05-15Categories Religion

Hit By Friendly Fire (Stapled Booklet)

Hit By Friendly Fire (Stapled Booklet)

Author: Michael A. Milton

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781556359286

Category: Religion

Page: 24

View: 223

One second. One mistake. One firing of the missile in the midst of the war. The missile cannot come back. The weapon is now headed for you. And the one who fired it is on your side. It is war. Hit by friendly fire. This is not Baghdad or the Battle of the Bulge or Pork Chop Hill. I am speaking of the many walking wounded in the body of Christ who have been hurt by other believers, people who have been hit by the betrayal of a Christian. Thus Dr. Michael A. Milton begins this message. Diagnosing the problem, finding the biblical solution, and applying the divine balm with pastoral thoughtfulness, we are pleased to offer the Church a little booklet that has already been used by many to find hope and healing. This is a book for seasoned pastors and newly converted Christians, for idealistic students and cynical saints. It is a book for all of us. For at one time or another on this side of heaven, we could all get hit by friendly fire.
Released on 2004Categories Art

Friendly fire

Friendly fire

Author: Leonhard Emmerling

Publisher: Kerber Verlag

ISBN: UOM:39015059174014

Category: Art

Page: 84

View: 440

The term "friendly fire"--the inadvertent attack of military units by their allies--is a concise means of subsuming incomprehensible and paradoxical circumstances under one slogan. Here it is also the title of a book on artists Stefan Demary, Euan Macdonald, Max Grueter, Ben Morieson, and Roman Signer, whose subjects include (self-)destruction, absurdity, and borderline experience.
Released on 2016-01-13Categories History

The Politics of War Commemoration in the UK and Russia

The Politics of War Commemoration in the UK and Russia

Author: Nataliya Danilova

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137395719

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 399

This book analyses contemporary war commemoration in Britain and Russia. Focusing on the political aspects of remembrance, it explores the instrumentalisation of memory for managing civil-military relations and garnering public support for conflicts. It explains the nexus between remembrance, militarisation and nationalism in modern societies.