Riding the Rails in Vietnam -- 1965 documents then Captain John Mason's year in Vietnam as an advisor to a Vietnamese railway security battalion. The book depicts the realities of an advisory assignment in an environment generally alien to American military and cultural experience. It details a year filled with the frustration of cross-cultural working, the "fun" of riding the rails, admiration for the reliance of the Vietnamese people and occasional moments of excitement. It was motivated by the continuing challenge for Americans in cross-cultural environments today.
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The aim of this book is to provide a complete handbook of information and opinion about the history of the music of the 1960s. There are over 1000 entries on the bands, musicians, songwriters, producers and record labels of this decade, everyone who had any significant impact on the development of rock and pop music. From the Beatles-led British invasion of America to the States' own pop figures such as the Beach Boys, from the rise of Motown and Atlantic, to the arrival of psychedelia, this encylopaedia aims to answer any query about any aspect of 60s music. As well as the giants of the decade, the book also includes those artists who flourished briefly such as Scott McKenzie and Annette Funicello.
Beginning with 1953, entries for Motion pictures and filmstrips, Music and phonorecords form separate parts of the Library of Congress catalogue. Entries for Maps and atlases were issued separately 1953-1955.
A fascinating mix of adventure travel, ancient history, 21st century geopolitics and people. Veteran journalists Iain Finlay and Trish Clark set out to travel 21,000 kilometers from Singapore to Venice, hopping on and off trains up through South East Asia, across China and the sprawling steppes and deserts of Central Asia to the Caucasus, Turkey and the Balkans. Their route covers territory along which ancient Silk Road trails have wound their way over the past two thousand years. The rail lines they follow form part of an embryonic, UN-backed Trans-Asian Rail Network, that will eventually create unbroken freight and passenger corridors all the way from China's far-eastern seaboard, to Europe. While visiting some of the great historic sites of China and Central Asia, among them: Xi'an, Dunhaung, Samarkand and Bukhara, they also become aware of the changing dynamics of Big-Power politics across the vast expanse of Central Asia, once the stamping grounds of Genghis Khan and Tamerlane. The territory now includes the trouble spots and ethnic flashpoints in China's western province of Xingiang, the newly independent countries of Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and politically unstable Kyrgyzstan, as well as a Georgia, facing continued hostility from Russia. On the way, Iain and Trish very quickly realise that, by far the greatest items of trade along the modern equivalents of the Silk Road, are now oil and natural gas. 'Oil is the new Silk'. It is the new trans-national currency of the Silk Road, with China and its voracious, seemingly insatiable appetite for energy, emerging as the most significant factor in the political and economic arena of Central and South East Asia and another indication of how vital the world's dwindling energy resources have become. A classic story of independent travel through the once inaccessible republics of the former Soviet Union.
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With over 1,100 entries in A-to-Z format, this comprehensive guide is an authoritative reference on every aspect of modern military conflict. Written by experts, the in-depth entries explain everything from general military vocabulary to weapons systems, military organizations, technologies of modern warfare, and more. Cross-referenced. (Orig. $45.00)
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