This antiwar story takes place in 1967-68 in Vietnam. It is about those who crewed the helicopters in an assault helicopter company. There are two main male characters, one poor and one slightly upper middle class. They arrive in their new company on the same day and therefore become friends. Both are 24 years old. There is also an American female character who is in Vietnam with the Red Cross at the beginning of the book but has to return home when her father becomes ill. Her letters to Robert give a female point of view about the war. She is 23.
Much has been experienced. Some has been forgiven. Nothing has been forgotten. This ever-changing story is a journey of discovery from beginning to end. Seen through the eyes of a white South African, it reveals a period of rapid change and the following challenges that faced an entire country. Based on real events, this novel relates an untold story in considerable detail. It opens a vivid window into the history of apartheid in South Africa and the role that the late Nelson Mandela played in the lives of ordinary people. "This novel deserves to be widely read… The prose is seductive and the dialogue crackles with personality." Writer's Digest Annual Self-Published Book Awards
In France today, philosophy--phenomenology in particular--finds itself in a paradoxical relation to theology. Some debate a "theological turn." Others disavow theological arguments as if such arguments would tarnish their philosophical integrity, while nevertheless carrying out theology in other venues. In Crossing the Rubicon, Emmanuel Falque seeks to end this face-off. Convinced that "the more one theologizes, the better one philosophizes," he proposes a counterblow by theology against phenomenology. Instead of another philosophy of "the threshold" or "the leap"--and through a retrospective and forward-looking examination of his own method--he argues that an encounter between the two disciplines will reveal their mutual fruitfulness and their true distinctive borders. Falque shows that he has made the crossing between philosophy and theology and back again with audacity and perhaps a little recklessness, knowing full well that no one thinks without exposing himself to risk.
At a time when Napoleon needed all his forces to reassert French dominance in Central Europe, why did he fixate on the Prussian capital of Berlin? Instead of concentrating his forces for a decisive showdown with the enemy, he repeatedly detached large numbers of troops, under ineffective commanders, toward the capture of Berlin. In Napoleon and Berlin, Michael V. Leggiere explores Napoleon’s almost obsessive desire to capture Berlin and how this strategy ultimately lost him all of Germany. Napoleon’s motives have remained a subject of controversy from his own day until ours. He may have hoped to deliver a tremendous blow to Prussia’s war-making capacity and morale. Ironically, the heavy losses and strategic reverses sustained by the French left Napoleon’s Grande Armee vulnerable to an Allied coalition that eventually drove Napoleon from Central Europe forever.
The authors argue that Nelson Mandela and F.W.de Klerk hold the key to a peaceful resolution of South Africa's political problems. President de Klerk must either come to terms with the black majority or see South African society collapse.