Released on 2020-11-12Categories Fiction

The Office of Historical Corrections

The Office of Historical Corrections

Author: Danielle Evans

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9781529059465

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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‘Brilliant . . . These stories are sly and prescient, a nuanced reflection of the world we are living in.’ – Roxane Gay ‘Evans is blessed with perfect pitch.’ – Tayari Jones ‘Sublime short stories of race, grief, and belonging . . . an extraordinary new collection.’ New Yorker Danielle Evans is widely acclaimed for her blisteringly smart voice and X-ray insights into complex human relationships. With The Office of Historical Corrections, Evans zooms in on particular moments and relationships in her characters’ lives in a way that allows them to speak to larger issues of race, culture, and history. We meet Black and multi-racial characters who are experiencing the universal confusions of lust and love, and getting walloped by grief – all while exploring how history haunts us, personally and collectively. Ultimately, she provokes us to think about the truths of American history – about who gets to tell them, and the cost of setting the record straight. In ‘Boys Go to Jupiter’ a white college student tries to reinvent herself after a photo of her in a Confederate-flag bikini goes viral. In ‘Richard of York Gave Battle in Vain’ a photojournalist is forced to confront her own losses while attending an old friend’s unexpectedly dramatic wedding. And in the eye-opening title novella, a Black scholar from Washington DC is drawn into a complex historical mystery that spans generations and puts her job, her love life, and her oldest friendship at risk.
Released on 2000Categories History

Why Bother with History?

Why Bother with History?

Author: Beverley C. Southgate

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 0582423902

Category: History

Page: 206

View: 493

This text looks at the debates concerning the value of history but differs from many of the other books by offering perspectives from across the centuries rather than just the dense philosophical present.
Released on 1993Categories Government publications

The Office of the Secretary of the Air Force, 1947-1965

The Office of the Secretary of the Air Force, 1947-1965

Author: George M. Watson

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015029119990

Category: Government publications

Page: 416

View: 738

This history follows the development of the Office of the Secretary of the Air Force from its predecessor organization -the Assistant Secretary of War for Air during World War II-to its modem identity as one of three service secretariats within the Department of Defense. Watson vividly describes the influence of several Air Secretaries: Robert A. Lovett, W. Stuart Symington, Harold E. Talbott, and Eugene M Zuckert. Each made a personal contribution in defining and answering the military issues of the day, among them, the independence of the Air Force, the war in Korea, arguments over roles and missions, and nuclear strategy.