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War Factory

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Author: Neal Asher
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 1447249399
Size: 63.45 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages :
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Book Description: War Factory is the second novel in the Transformation series, a no-holds-barred adventure set in Neal Asher's popular Polity universe. One seeks judgement, another faces damnation and one man will have his revenge . . . Thorvald Spear is losing his mind as he drowns in dark memories that aren't his own. Penny Royal, rogue artificial intelligence, has linked Spear with the stored personalities of those it's murdered. And whether the AI seeks redemption or has some more sinister motive, Spear needs to destroy it. He feels the anger of the dead and shares their pain. As Spear tracks the AI across a hostile starscape, he has company. Sverl, an alien prador, has been warped by Penny Royal and hungers to confront it. But will the AI's pursuers destroy each other or hunt it together? Sverl's prador enemies aren't far behind either. They plan to use his transition to prove human meddling, triggering a devastating new war. Clues suggest Penny Royal's heading for the defective war factory that made it. So allies and enemies converge, heading for the biggest firestorm that sector of space has ever seen. But will Spear secure vengeance for his unquiet dead? Continue the action-packed adventure with Infinity Engine. 'Asher ventures into some terrifying minds and incredible space battles in this tangled but heart-pounding sequel' –Publishers Weekly.


War Factory

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Size: 71.79 MB
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Languages : en
Pages : 127
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The Secret War Factory

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Author: Charles Exton
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781434302243
Size: 36.66 MB
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Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 172
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Book Description: This book is a story about ordinary people in extraordinary times and how 1,000 people came to a small country town to work at a factory where they made secret equipment which was vital, and helped to win the war. Very few of these people voluntarily worked at the factory. It was wartime and many regulations were in force controlling labour and where people worked. I was a victim of these regulations as I had completed my education but could not follow my chosen career but was directed to work in this country factory. Where did these people who had been directed to work at the factory live? Some large Country Houses had been converted to hostels which accommated some, but the majority were billeted in houses in the town. A Billeting Officer visited every household and where room was available, then that household had to accommodate one or maybe two workers. Not all liked this idea! Many hundreds of workers were directed to this small town with no social amenities, to work in a factory doing work not of their choosing and many living in accommodation where they were not wanted. Imagine this happening today! Most of my readers have the good fortune never to have been in a war, because we have had in this country the longest unbroken peace since Worl War 2 ended. Now because the way we work has changed so dramatically in the last 20 years, most of my readers will not have worked in a factory - an office or a call centre is much more likely. For these readers, I have tried to explain what war meant to ordinary people in 1940, and what life working in this factory was all about.


Wanted Women In War Industry

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Author: Laura Nelson Baker
Publisher:
ISBN:
Size: 46.96 MB
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Category : Women
Languages : en
Pages : 215
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Four Freedoms

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Author: John Crowley
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0575129840
Size: 33.43 MB
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Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 389
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Book Description: In the early years of the 1940s, as the nation's young men ship off to combat, a city springs up, seemingly overnight in the fields of Oklahoma: the Van Damme airplane factory, a gargantuan complex dedicated to the construction of the necessary machinery of warfare. Labourers - mostly women - flock to this place, enticed by the opportunity to be something more than wife and homemaker. For Vi, fleeing a dying ranch; for Connie, following an unfaithful husband; for Diane, leaving behind the hot music and soldier boys to pursue something different, adult, and real; their journeys will be liberating in ways they couldn't previously imagine, and will lead each of them to Prosper Olander - disabled artist, forger, friend, lover, and the true heart and soul of the temporary city - who will change their lives in profound and unexpected ways.


Making War Making Women

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Author: Melissa A. McEuen
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
ISBN: 0820337587
Size: 28.90 MB
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Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 344
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Book Description: Drawing on war propaganda, popular advertising, voluminous government records, and hundreds of letters and other accounts written by women in the 1940s, Melissa A. McEuen examines how extensively women's bodies and minds became "battlegrounds" in the U.S. fight for victory in World War II. Women were led to believe that the nation's success depended on their efforts--not just on factory floors, but at their dressing tables, bathroom sinks, and laundry rooms. They were to fill their arsenals with lipstick, nail polish, creams, and cleansers in their battles to meet the standards of ideal womanhood touted in magazines, newspapers, billboards, posters, pamphlets and in the rapidly expanding pinup genre. Scrutinized and sexualized in new ways, women understood that their faces, clothes, and comportment would indicate how seriously they took their responsibilities as citizens. McEuen also shows that the wartime rhetoric of freedom, democracy, and postwar opportunity coexisted uneasily with the realities of a racially stratified society. The context of war created and reinforced whiteness, and McEuen explores how African Americans grappled with whiteness as representing the true American identity. Using perspectives of cultural studies and feminist theory, Making War, Making Women offers a broad look at how women on the American home front grappled with a political culture that used their bodies in service of the war effort.


Workers At War

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Author: Richard Bidlack
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Size: 80.43 MB
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Category : Labor policy
Languages : en
Pages : 57
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Book Description: In all of Soviet history from October 1917 to the end of 1989, two events or greatest challenges to the existence of the regime and, one might argue, have had the greatest impact on subsequent political, diplomatic, social, and economic developments. An entire generation of Western historians has revised and deepened our understanding of the Revolution and Civil War period; however, a scholarly re-examination of the conflagration of 1941-45 and its impact is still in the initial stages.--publisher.


The Hard Hand Of War

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Author: Mark Grimsley
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521599412
Size: 70.27 MB
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Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 260
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Book Description: This volume explores the Union army's treatment of Southerners during the Civil War, emphasising the survival of political logic and control.