Behind the Lines

The collection of short stories entitled Behind the Lines: Bulguma and Other Stories draws on Hašek’s experience from revolutionary Russia.

Author: Hašek, Jaroslav

Publisher: Charles University in Prague, Karolinum Press

ISBN: 9788024632872

Category: Fiction

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The collection of short stories entitled Behind the Lines: Bulguma and Other Stories draws on Hašek’s experience from revolutionary Russia. In a manner similar to that employed in his caricatures of the pre-war monarchy, he satirically captures events of the Bolshevik revolution from the perspective of a Red commissar in a combination of grotesque humor and sarcasm. Historical events serve merely as part of the historical mystification. Hašek presents them as he perceived them as a man and participant in historical events. He depicts them primarily as simple and human, pushing his critical view into the background. On the border of a comic exaggeration and a realistic depiction, an amusing story about a forgotten Tartar town of Bugulma unfolds featuring the Soviet commander of the Tver Revolutionary Regiment, drunk Yerokhimov, and Comrade Gašek, the Commanding Officer of Bugulma. Employing humor and exaggeration, Hašek demonstrates the zealotry of the revolutionary period as well as the stupidity and simple human insecurity of authoritarians. The collection of short stories, Behind the Lines, also includes other sketches by Hašek, written at the same time.

Behind the Lines

Angered when her brother is called to war in place of a wealthy man's son in 1863, Katie O'Farrell joins her Irish New York City community in protesting the war and witnesses the New York Draft Riots. Reprint.

Author: Isabelle Holland

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0590451146

Category: Afro-Americans

Page: 194

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Angered when her brother is called to war in place of a wealthy man's son in 1863, Katie O'Farrell joins her Irish New York City community in protesting the war and witnesses the New York Draft Riots. Reprint.

Behind the Lines

Essays analyze the two world wars in respect to gender politics and reassesses the differences between men and women in relation to war

Author: Margaret R. Higonnet

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300044291

Category: History

Page: 310

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Essays analyze the two world wars in respect to gender politics and reassesses the differences between men and women in relation to war

The Lives Behind the Lines

A celebration of the twentieth anniversary of "For Better or for Worse," follows, in scrapbook format, the experiences and growth of the Patterson family, with individual chapters for Elly, John, Michael, Elizabeth, and April

Author: Lynn Johnston

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 0740702092

Category: Humor

Page: 211

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A celebration of the twentieth anniversary of "For Better or for Worse," follows, in scrapbook format, the experiences and growth of the Patterson family, with individual chapters for Elly, John, Michael, Elizabeth, and April

Behind the Lines

This book was written during the first nine months of World War I. After each poem, post script is included which includes the author's musings and observations.

Author: Alan Alexander Milne

Publisher: McClelland & Stewart Limited

ISBN: UOM:39015014618899

Category: World War, 1939-1945

Page: 124

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This book was written during the first nine months of World War I. After each poem, post script is included which includes the author's musings and observations.

Behind the Lines

Behind the Lines is W. E. B. Griffin's powerful novel of World War II -- and the courage, patriotism, and sacrifice of those who fought it.

Author: W.E.B. Griffin

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440630064

Category: Fiction

Page: 576

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Behind the Lines is W. E. B. Griffin's powerful novel of World War II -- and the courage, patriotism, and sacrifice of those who fought it. By 1942, the Japanese have routed the outnumbered American forces and conquered the Philippines. But deep in the island jungles, the combat continues. Refusing to surrender, a renegade Army officer organizes a resistance force and vows to fight to the last man. A Marine leads his team on a mission through the heart of enemy territory. And the nation's proudest sons fight uncelebrated battles that will win -- or lose -- the war . . .

Bastard Behind the Lines

Drawing on Allied and Japanese wartime documents, Bastard Behind the Lines brings the story of a courageous digger vividly to life and throws light on a rarely explored aspect of Australia's Pacific war.

Author: Tom Gilling

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 9781761061035

Category: History

Page: 256

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The way I look at it is this...When you're behind the line and get yourself into trouble, you've got to get your bloody self out irrespective of anybody else. That's why I like it.' Scottish-born but a Queenslander to the bone, Jock McLaren was a true Australian hero. As a prisoner he escaped twice, first from Changi and later from the infamous Sandakan POW camp in Borneo. After paddling a dugout canoe across open sea, he fought for two years with American-led Filipino guerrillas, his exploits so audacious the Japanese put a price on his head. At the helm of his 26-foot whaleboat, the Bastard, McLaren sailed brazenly into enemy-held harbours, wreaking havoc with his mortar and machine guns before heading back out to sea. In early 1945 he joined Australia's secretive Z Special Unit, parachuting into Borneo to carry out reconnaissance and organise anti-Japanese resistance ahead of Allied landings. He cheated death on numerous occasions and saved his own life by removing his appendix without anaesthetic, using 'two large dessert spoons' and a razor blade. Drawing on Allied and Japanese wartime documents, Bastard Behind the Lines brings the story of a courageous digger vividly to life and throws light on a rarely explored aspect of Australia's Pacific war.

Eyes Behind the Lines US Army Long Range Reconnaissance and Surveillance Units

This study surveys the US Army's historical experience with LRRP and LRS units from the 1960s Cold War and Vietnam War, through their resurgence in the 1980s and use in Operations JUST CAUSE and DESERT STORM, to the advent of the GWOT.

Author:

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 9781428916333

Category: Military reconnaissance

Page: 173

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Eyes Behind the Lines: US Army Long-Range Reconnaissance and Surveillance Units is the 10th study in the Combat Studies Institute (CSI) Global War on Terrorism (GWOT) Occasional Paper series. This work is an outgrowth of concerns identified by the authors of On Point: The United States Army in Operation IRAQI FREEDOM. Specifically, these authors called into question the use of long-range surveillance (LRS) assets by commanders during that campaign and suggested an assessment ought to be made about their continuing utility and means of employment. This revision contains some important additional information the author received after this book was originally published Major (Retired) James Gebhardt, of CSI, researched and wrote this Occasional Paper with that end in view. In this study, Gebhardt surveys the US Army s historical experience with LRRP and LRS units from the 1960s Cold War and Vietnam War, through their resurgence in the 1980s and use in Operations JUST CAUSE and DESERT STORM, to the advent of the GWOT. The paper's analytical framework examines each era of LRS units in terms of doctrine, organization, training, materiel, leadership, and personnel. In doing so, the author makes a strong case for continuing the LRS capability in the Army s force structure. The variety of environments and enemies likely to be faced by the military in the GWOT continues to demand the unique human intelligence abilities of trained and organized LRS units. As the Army leads the Armed Forces of the United States in combating terrorists where they live, the lessons found in this survey remain timely and relevant.

Bilko

As well as Freeman's funny and revealing reminiscences of the making of the Phil Silver's show, this text contains a detailed plot synopsis and cast and production credits for each of the 144 episodes.

Author: Mickey Freeman

Publisher: Thorndike Press

ISBN: 0786236930

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 258

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As well as Freeman's funny and revealing reminiscences of the making of the Phil Silver's show, this text contains a detailed plot synopsis and cast and production credits for each of the 144 episodes.

Behind the Lines

Collects critical writings about a range of novels, poetry, paintings, plays, movies, and their creators, in a volume that includes pieces on such figures as Wallace Stevens, Thomas Bernhard, and Paul Bowles.

Author: Michael Hofmann

Publisher:

ISBN: 0571195237

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 321

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Collects critical writings about a range of novels, poetry, paintings, plays, movies, and their creators, in a volume that includes pieces on such figures as Wallace Stevens, Thomas Bernhard, and Paul Bowles.

Behind the Lines

Behind the Lines is a classic of WWI fiction and an exciting read that brings the drama of the Great War to life.

Author: W. F. Morris

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 9781504042178

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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After killing a fellow officer, a British World War I fighter joins the ranks of deserters and outlaws in a suspenseful novel from the author of Bretherton. Behind the Lines follows army man Peter Rawley, who accidentally kills an overbearing, taunting fellow officer and, terrified that he will not receive a fair hearing amid the chaos of the trenches, flees the battlefield. Now a fugitive, Rawley must join forces with other deserters, criminals, and lost soldiers in a hand-to-mouth existence, trying to survive in the no-man’s-land between opposing armies. He will encounter both adventure and disaster, including capture by the Germans and the threat of a firing squad—and will need to call upon his own bravery and the support of the woman he loves to survive. A thriller from the author of Bretherton: Khaki or Field-Grey?—which was praised by the Sunday Times as “a mystery as exciting as a good detective story and an extraordinarily vivid account of trench-warfare”—this is a meditation on the issues of identity and allegiance, as well as the role of chance. Behind the Lines is a classic of WWI fiction and an exciting read that brings the drama of the Great War to life.

Genesis

The author traces the band's entire career through Peter Gabriel's departure and Phil Collins' move to lead singer.

Author: Robin Platts

Publisher: Collectors Guide Pub

ISBN: 1894959671

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 181

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Forty years after the release of their first single, Genesis are back. Phil Collins, Tony Banks and Mike Rutherford have reunited for their first tour in over a decade, and anticipation is high for sold-out concerts across Europe and North America in summer 2007. The author traces the groups entire career, from the early days with Peter Gabriel, featuring progressive classics like "Suppers Ready" and "The Musical Box"; through the Phil Collins years, with hits like "Thats All", "Invisible Touch" and "I Cant Dance"; the post-Collins Genesis; and right up to the present day. The book tells the story of the music -- the songs and how they were written and recorded; the concerts, from early college gigs to packed stadiums; and how Genesis music evolved over the past four decades. The book is based on extensive archival research and the author's own interviews with past and present band members and those who have worked closely with them. Also included is an extensive discography, including solo releases and a section on bootlegs, as well as numerous illustrations.

Behind the Lines

This is the story of special operations in the second world war as it has never been told before--directly by those who took part.

Author: Russell Miller

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9781466875647

Category: History

Page: 256

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This is the story of special operations in the second world war as it has never been told before--directly by those who took part. Compiled by Russell Miller from interviews, diaries, letters and contemporaneous first-person accounts--many unpublished until now--the oral history in Behind the Lines follows the adventures of the courageous men and women who volunteered for service with the Untied States' Office of Strategic Services and Britain's Special Operations Executive. They parachuted behind enemy lines, often alone, with orders to cause mayhem. Arrest almost always resulted in torture and imprisonment; sometimes in execution. Trained in the black arts of warfare--sabotage, subversion, espionage, guerrilla tactics and undermining enemy morale by the distribution of insidious propaganda--theirs was a war fought in the shadows. Their activities extended to every theatre of operations: in occupied France, equipped with false identities, they played a deadly game of cat and mouse with the Gestapo; in the Balkans they discovered that the fiery politics of the region were as dangerous as the enemy; in the Burmese jungle, in some of the worst combat conditions of the war, they led native marauders in surprise attacks against the Japanese. From Britain they were supported by a team of back-room inventors who produced expertly forged documents and dreamed up ingenious devices like exploding rats and invisible ink. The special agents of World War Two really were a breed apart. This is their extraordinary story. In their own words.

Behind the Lines

Nolan leads a company of mechs into uncharted space, where a new foe lies in wait. The Coalition's fleet is destroyed, and Nolan's squad is stranded behind enemy lines.

Author: Chris Fox

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 154550279X

Category:

Page: 282

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A brand new adventure in the Void Wraith universe Mechs, kaiju, epic space battles, and galactic archeology... The Void Wraith ravaged our galaxy, nearly eradicating both humanity and our enemies, the Tigris. Captain Nolan vowed it would never happen again, that he would find the Void Wraith's dark masters. Nolan leads a company of mechs into uncharted space, where a new foe lies in wait. The Coalition's fleet is destroyed, and Nolan's squad is stranded behind enemy lines. Between them and escape stand three Planetstriders, thousand meter monstrosities capable of destroying an orbiting capital ship. In order to survive, they must disable these titanic war machines, an impossible task made even more difficult by the discovery of a terrible secret - one that must reach fleet command, no matter the cost.