war http://wamc.org en Purple Heart Hall of Honor, Inc. http://wamc.org/post/purple-heart-hall-honor-inc <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Located in New Windsor, New York, the National Purple Heart Hall of Honor commemorates the extraordinary sacrifices of America's servicemen and service women who were killed or wounded in combat. The mission of the Hall of Honor is to collect and preserve the stories of Purple Heart recipients from all branches of service and across generations to ensure that all recipients are represented.</p><p>To tell us more we are joined by the Executive Director of the <a href="http://www.thepurpleheartinc.com/">Purple Heart Hall of Honor, Inc.</a>, Andrew Komonchak.</p><p> Mon, 16 Jun 2014 15:12:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 92697 at http://wamc.org Purple Heart Hall of Honor, Inc. "The Rise Of The Tudors" By Chris Skidmore http://wamc.org/post/rise-tudors-chris-skidmore <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>In his comprehensive history, <em>The Rise of the Tudors</em>, <a href="http://www.chrisskidmore.co.uk/">Chris Skidmore</a> chronicles the early story of the Tudors, beginning with the birth of the future Henry VII and following his life through the tumultuous Wars of the Roses, which ended with Henry’s coronation.</p><p> Tue, 06 May 2014 15:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 89792 at http://wamc.org "The Rise Of The Tudors" By Chris Skidmore "The Wrong Enemy" By Carlotta Gall http://wamc.org/post/wrong-enemy-carlotta-gall <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Carlotta Gall covers Afghanistan for the <em>New York Times</em>. Her new book is called <em>The Wrong Enemy: America in Afghanistan, 2001-2014</em>.</p><p>Highly critical of Pakistan, it offers new information about how Islamabad has helped the Taliban in Afghanistan, and how Pakistan's intelligence agency may have helped Osama bin Laden hide out in Abbottabad, Pakistan.</p><p> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 88821 at http://wamc.org "The Wrong Enemy" By Carlotta Gall "The Heathen School: A Story Of Hope And Betrayal In The Age Of The Early Republic" By John Demos http://wamc.org/post/heathen-school-story-hope-and-betrayal-age-early-republic-john-demos <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Near the start of the nineteenth century, as the newly established United States looked outward toward the wider world, a group of eminent Protestant ministers formed a grand scheme for gathering the rest of mankind into the redemptive fold of Christianity and “civilization.” Its core element was a special school for “heathen youth” drawn from all parts of the earth, including the Pacific Islands, China, India, and, increasingly, the native nations of North America.</p><p><em>The Heathen School</em> follows the progress, and the demise, of this first true melting pot through the lives of individual students: among them, Henry Obookiah, a young Hawaiian who ran away from home and worked as a seaman in the China Trade before ending up in New England; John Ridge, son of a powerful Cherokee chief and subsequently a leader in the process of Indian “removal”; and Elias Boudinot, editor of the first newspaper published by and for Native Americans.</p><p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 15:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 87709 at http://wamc.org "The Heathen School: A Story Of Hope And Betrayal In The Age Of The Early Republic" By John Demos Stephen Kinzer To Speak At Siena College http://wamc.org/post/stephen-kinzer-speak-siena-college <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Author and journalist, <a href="http://www.stephenkinzer.com/">Stephen Kinzer</a>, will be speaking at 2:30 pm on the <a href="http://www.siena.edu">Siena College</a> Campus this afternoon. The event is sponsored by <a href="http://www.womenagainstwar.org/wordpress/">Women Against War</a>.</p><p>Kinzer will discuss his new book, <em>The Brothers: John Foster Dulles, Allen Dulles, and their Secret World War</em>. He is also the author of the highly acclaimed book, <em>All the Shah's Men: An American Coup and the Roots of Middle East Terror</em>.</p><p>Stephen Kinzer is an award-winning foreign correspondent, formerly with the <em>New York Times</em>, and a bestselling author of books on American foreign policy in Central America, Rwanda, Turkey, and Iran.</p><p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 15:12:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 87682 at http://wamc.org Stephen Kinzer To Speak At Siena College "Redeployment" By Phil Klay http://wamc.org/post/redeployment-phil-klay <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Phil </span>Klay's<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Redeployment </em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">takes readers to the </span>frontlines<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, asking us to understand what happened there, and what happened to the soldiers who returned.</span></p><p>Interwoven with themes of brutality and faith, guilt and fear, helplessness and survival, the characters in the stories struggle to make meaning out of chaos.</p><p> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 14:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 86533 at http://wamc.org "Redeployment" By Phil Klay "Under The Wire" By Paul Conroy http://wamc.org/post/under-wire-paul-conroy <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">When Marie Colvin was killed in an attack in Syria in February 2012, the world mourned the loss of the greatest war correspondent of her generation.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Marie was known for her signature style, her black eye patch and the pearls gifted from Arafat, and her fearlessness in covering some of the world’s most dangerous conflicts. She died while reporting on the suffering of Syrian civilians,sacrificing her life with a cause she believed in- the need to witness the bear anonymous victims of war.</span></p><p>Telling her story for the first time is Paul Conroy, a British war photographer who had forged a close bond with Marie, and was with her when she died. His book is <em>Under the Wire: Marie Colvin’s Final Assignment</em>. It is a gripping and moving account of their friendship, and of their final assignment to one of the most hellish places on Earth.</p><p> Thu, 20 Feb 2014 15:05:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 78208 at http://wamc.org "Under The Wire" By Paul Conroy "When Soldiers Fall" By Steven Casey http://wamc.org/post/when-soldiers-fall-steven-casey <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Fearing a backlash, according to our next guest, the military has routinely distorted its casualty reports in order to hide the true cost of war.</span></p><p><em>When Soldiers Fall</em> takes a new look at the way Americans have dealt with the toll of armed conflict. Drawing on a vast array of sources, from George Patton's command papers to previously untapped <em>New York Times</em> archives, historian Steven Casey ranges from World War I (when the U.S. government first began to report casualties) to the War on Terror, examining official policy, the press, and the public reaction.</p><p> Mon, 27 Jan 2014 16:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 82638 at http://wamc.org "When Soldiers Fall" By Steven Casey "Jacob's Oath" By Martin Fletcher http://wamc.org/post/jacobs-oath-martin-fletcher <p></p><p><a href="http://www.martinfletcher.com" style="line-height: 1.5;">Martin Fletcher</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has been called the gold standard of TV war correspondents and is rapidly building a new reputation as an author. He has won almost every award in television journalism, including 5 </span>Emmys<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p>His latest novel is <em>Jacob's Oath</em>. As World War II comes to a close, Europe’s roads are clogged with 20 million exhausted refugees walking home. Among them are Jacob and Sarah, lonely holocaust survivors who meet in Huddle berg. Jacob is consumed with hatred and cannot rest until he kills his brother’s murderer, a concentration camp guard.</p><p>He must now choose between revenge and love, and avenging the past and building a new future.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 08 Jan 2014 16:12:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 77004 at http://wamc.org "Jacob's Oath" By Martin Fletcher Best Of 2013 - Non-Fiction - Scott Anderson's "Lawrence in Arabia" http://wamc.org/post/best-2013-non-fiction-scott-andersons-lawrence-arabia <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Based on years of intensive primary document research, </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/038553292X/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=038553292X&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wamcnortheast-20">Lawrence in Arabia: War, Deceit, Imperial Folly and the Making of the Modern Middle East</a><img alt="" border="0" height="1" src="http://ir-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?t=wamcnortheast-20&amp;l=as2&amp;o=1&amp;a=038553292X" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" width="1" /></em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> definitively overturns received wisdom on how the modern Middle East was formed. Sweeping in its action, keen in its portraiture, acid in its condemnation of the destruction wrought by European colonial plots, this is a book that brilliantly captures the way in which the folly of the past creates the anguish of the present.</span></p><p>Scott Anderson is an American novelist, journalist, and a veteran war correspondent.</p><p> Fri, 27 Dec 2013 16:12:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 71883 at http://wamc.org Best Of 2013 - Non-Fiction - Scott Anderson's "Lawrence in Arabia"