Now It Can Be Told

  • Filename: now-it-can-be-told.
  • ISBN: 9781406862508
  • Release Date: 2007-10-01
  • Number of pages: 400
  • Author: Philip Gibbs
  • Publisher:

Sir Philip Gibbs (1877-1962) served as one of five official British reporters during the First World War. Born in London the son of a civil servant, Gibbs received a home education and determined at an early age to develop a career as a writer. His debut article was published in 1894 in the Daily Chronicle; five years later he published the first of many books, Founders of the Empire. His wartime output was prodigious. He not only produced a stream of newspaper articles but also a series of books: The Soul of the War (1915), The Battle of the Somme (1917), Now It Can Be Told (1920) and The Realities of War (1920).

Now It Can Be Told

  • Filename: now-it-can-be-told.
  • ISBN: 1540741672
  • Release Date: 2016-12-01
  • Number of pages: 300
  • Author: Philip Gibbs
  • Publisher:

Now It Can Be Told comprises of Philip Gibbs recollections regarding the First World War, in which he served as an officially commissioned war reporter. Titled in reference to the relieving of censorship laws following the conclusion of World War One in 1918, the book is notably different from the censored or dumbed down accounts published under Gibbs byline in popular newspapers as the conflict wore on. In this book, the full scale of the horror wrought in Europe told unflinchingly with the aim of showing the depravity of conflict and the destruction that results. Early in the war, Gibbs' frank and accurate accounts of the carnage of modern warfare unnerved the British government, who were concerned his accounts would demoralize citizens and turn them against the war effort. Gibbs was ordered home; on refusing to cease reporting, he was arrested and forcibly brought back to Britain. However, men of Gibbs' talent and bravery were in short supply, and the War Office cut him a deal: he could return, so long as he agreed to censor his accounts of battle. Gibbs assented, albeit with great frustration at the constraints placed on his journalism. His output, albeit sanitized, was prodigious. As the war concluded, Gibbs exacted a measure of revenge for his muzzling by writing disparaging accounts of Sir Douglas Haig, commander-in-chief of the army, and the General Headquarters which oversaw the Western front. Now It Can Be Told, which chronicles the journeys Gibbs made across war-torn Europe, may be considered his final, exacting statement against government censorship.

Now it Can be Told

  • Filename: now-it-can-be-told.
  • ISBN: 9780306801891
  • Release Date: 1983
  • Number of pages: 464
  • Author: Leslie R. Groves
  • Publisher: Da Capo Press

General Leslie Groves and J. Robert Oppenheimer were the two men chiefly responsible for the building of the first atomic bomb at Los Alamos, code name "The Manhattan Project." As the ranking military officer in charge of marshalling men and material for what was to be the most ambitious, expensive engineering feat in history, it was General Groves who hired Oppenheimer (with knowledge of his left-wing past), planned facilities that would extract the necessary enriched uranium, and saw to it that nothing interfered with the accelerated research and swift assembly of the weapon.This is his story of the political, logistical, and personal problems of this enormous undertaking which involved foreign governments, sensitive issues of press censorship, the construction of huge plants at Hanford and Oak Ridge, and a race to build the bomb before the Nazis got wind of it. The role of groves in the Manhattan Project has always been controversial. In his new introduction the noted physicist Edward Teller, who was there at Los Alamos, candidly assesses the general's contributions--and Oppenheimer's--while reflecting on the awesome legacy of their work.

The Great Terror

  • Filename: the-great-terror.
  • ISBN: 0195316991
  • Release Date: 2008
  • Number of pages: 574
  • Author: Robert Conquest
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

The definitive work on Stalin's purges, the author's The Great Terror was universally acclaimed when it first appeared in 1968. It was "hailed as the only scrupulous, nonpartisan, and adequate book on the subject". And in recent years it has received equally high praise in the Soviet Union, where it is now considered the authority on the period, and has been serialized in Neva, one of their leading periodicals. Of course, when the author wrote the original volume two decades ago, he relied heavily on unofficial sources. Now, with the advent of glasnost, an avalanche of new material is available, and he has mined this enormous cache to write a substantially new edition of his classic work. It is remarkable how many of the most disturbing conclusions have born up under the light of fresh evidence. But the author has added enormously to the detail, including hitherto secret information on the three great "Moscow Trials," on the fate of the executed generals, on the methods of obtaining confessions, on the purge of writers and other members of the intelligentsia, on life in the labor camps, and many other key matters. Both a leading Sovietologist and a highly respected poet, the author blends research with prose, providing not only an authoritative account of Stalin's purges, but also a compelling chronicle of one of this century's most tragic events. A timely revision of a book long out of print, this is the updated version of the author's original work.


  • Filename: now-it-can-be-told.
  • ISBN: 137138357X
  • Release Date: 2016-08-27
  • Number of pages: 580
  • Author: Philip 1877-1962 Gibbs
  • Publisher: Wentworth Press

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Breakfast Of Champions

  • Filename: breakfast-of-champions.
  • ISBN: 9781407054032
  • Release Date: 2010-09-30
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Author: Kurt Vonnegut
  • Publisher: Random House

In a frolic of cartoon and comic outbursts against rule and reason, a miraculous weaving of science fiction, memoir, parable, fairy tale and farce, Kurt Vonnegut attacks the whole spectrum of American society, releasing some of his best-loved literary creations on the scene.

The Wire

  • Filename: the-wire.
  • ISBN: 9781439184523
  • Release Date: 2009-11-24
  • Number of pages: 288
  • Author: Rafael Alvarez
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Welcome to the critically acclaimed HBO drama series The Wire, hailed as "the best show on television, period" by the San Francisco Chronicle. The New York Times calls it "a vital part of the television landscape...unvarnished realism." Time declares that The Wire, "like its underfunded, workaday cops, just plugged away until it outshone everything else on TV." The Wire stands not only as riveting drama but also as a sociopolitical treatise with ambitions beyond any television serial. The failure of the drug war, the betrayal of the working class, the bureaucratization of the culture and the cost to individual dignity -- such are the themes of the drama's first two seasons. And with every new episode of season three and beyond, another layer of modern urban life will be revealed. Gritty, densely layered, and realistic, The Wire is series television at its very best, told from the point of view of the Baltimore police, their targets, and many of those caught in the middle. Rafael Alvarez -- a reporter, essayist, and staff writer for the show -- brings the reader inside, detailing many of the real-life incidents and personalities that have inspired the show's storylines and characters, providing the reader with insights into the city of Baltimore -- itself an undeniable character in the series. Packed with photographs and featuring an introduction by series creator and executive producer David Simon, as well as essays by acclaimed authors George Pelecanos, Laura Lippman, and Anthony Walton, here is an invaluable resource for both fans of the show and viewers who have yet to discover The Wire. Hollywood has long used the cop drama to excite and entertain, and Hollywood has always dictated the terms. But The Wire is filmed entirely in Baltimore, conceived by Baltimoreans, and written by rust-belt journalists and novelists intimately familiar with the urban landscape. It's as close as television has yet come to allowing an American city to tell its own tale.

Truth Be Told

  • Filename: truth-be-told.
  • ISBN: 9781416588481
  • Release Date: 2007-11-01
  • Number of pages: 464
  • Author: Victoria Christopher Murray
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster

The author of Essence bestsellers Temptation and Joy returns with a story about one woman's personal and spiritual journey to overcome the consequences of her husband's dark secret. Grace Monroe has the ideal life: a devoted husband, adoring daughters, and a booming career in politics. Newly elected on a Christian platform to the Los Angeles city council, she is determined to put her mistakes behind her and focus on her bright future. But when a secret from her husband's past is revealed, setting off a chain of attacks that threaten to rip her family apart, Grace must face a dilemma that will force her to question her life and her faith.

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