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3 edition of The American war found in the catalog.

The American war

by William Christopher Sir Leng

  • 192 Want to read
  • 6 Currently reading

Published by Thomson Gale .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • History / Military / United States,
  • History / United States / Civil War Period (1850-1877)

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages38
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL11969860M
    ISBN 101432802097
    ISBN 109781432802097

      AMERICAN WAR By Omar El Akkad pp. Alfred A. Knopf. $ Nationalistic movements blooming across Europe, sectarian violence roiling the Author: Justin Cronin. The war between the United States and Spain receives relatively little attention in most American history texts, yet it is an event of major importance. The United States emerged as the world's greatest power in the 20th century. In many ways, the war with Spain was a stepping stone from one era of American history to the next, showing Americans that aggressive nationalism could be.

    Explore our list of War & Military Fiction Books at Barnes & Noble®. Receive FREE shipping with your Barnes & Noble Membership. Due to COVID, orders may be delayed. The Mexican-American War was a conflict between the United States and Mexico, fought from April to February Won by the Americans and damned by its contemporary critics as expansionist, it resulted in the U.S. gaining more than , square miles (1,, square km) of Mexican territory extending westward from the Rio Grande to the Pacific Ocean.

      It went on to win a number of prestigious awards, including the Pulitzer Prize for Non-Fiction, National Book Award, and the Bancroft Prize. Considered the first major book on the Vietnam War written by an American, it highlighted how little the United States knew about the country, its leaders, and its culture before : Tracy Shapley. Shortlisted for the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize A Globe and Mail Best Book A New York Times Notable Book of the Year A Quill & Quire Best Book of An audacious and powerful debut novel: a second American Civil War, a devastating plague, and one family caught deep in the middle -- a story that asks what might happen if America were to turn its most devastating policies and deadly /5().


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An Amazon Best Book of April American War will give you chills. Set in inOmar El Akkad's debut presents a fractured and frightening America, where the sun burns hot and the country has turned into war zones and refugee camps.4/5(). American War is the story of the second American Civil War, a war that breaks out in over the use of oil.

Now, the North and South are once more divided, Texas has become a part of Mexico again, and China is the the most powerful nation in the world/5.

About American War. A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR: The Washington Post • San Francisco Chronicle • NPR • GQ • Esquire • The Guardian • The Austin Chronicle • PopSugar • Paste Magazine An audacious and powerful debut novel: a second American Civil War, a devastating plague, and one family caught deep in the middle—a story that.

AMERICAN WAR By Omar El Akkad pages. Knopf. $ Omar El Akkad’s debut novel, “American War,” is an unlikely mash-up of unsparing war reporting and plot elements familiar to. “American War is terrifying in its prescient vision of the future.” —Maris Kreizman, New York magazine “Piercing Written with precise care for the fictional truth the book sounds a warning blast.

American War is a disquieting novel of immense depth, and possibly a classic of our time. —Al Woodworth, (7). American War is a speculative fiction novel published in by the Canadian-Egyptian author Omar El Akkad.

Set is a dystopian near-future in which climate change has displaced millions, the book details a Second American Civil War fought between the federal government and the Southern United States over the use of fossil fuels.

• American War is published by Picador. To order a copy for £ (RRP £) go to or call Free UK p&p over £10, online orders only. American War serves as a meditation on the nature of the U.S. Civil War, which took place between andalthough the inciting factors in El Akkad's second, fictional conflict are.

While not Ambrose' greatest book, Americans at War does synthesize some key lessons from various wars in which American troops have participated. Perhaps the greatest strength of the book is the last chapter on War in the 21st Century, which is already proving to be prophetic/5.

The American Revolution, Civil War, and World War II merit the longest entries, with sidebars featuring portions of letters, diaries, and orders written by soldiers. Each entry is clear enough to stand on its own, but the entire book reads as a flowing by: 1.

Book review: ‘American War’ — a grim novel about a second American Civil War I’ve been harping in this blog for awhile on the possibility of another American division, so I was interested Author: Thomas E.

Ricks. This dystopian world is the setting for a new novel, American War, by Omar El Akkad — who spent much of his career as a journalist with Canada's Globe and Mail covering real disasters and.

“Powerful As haunting a postapocalyptic universe as Cormac McCarthy [created] in The Road, and as devastating a look as the fallout that national events have on an American family as Philip Roth did in The Plot Against America Omar El Akkad’s debut novel, American War, is an unlikely mash-up of unsparing war reporting and plot elements familiar to readers of the recent young /5(32).

The following version of this book was used to create this guide: El Akkad, Omar. American War: A Novel. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, The novel begins circa as an unnamed narrator reflects on his youth and the devastating war he was born into, the Second American Civil War, which took place between and   The American War he creates is an unsettling amalgam of 19th-century hatred and 21st-century technology: the War Between the States amplified by the wonders of.

The book’s most violent character—who is also the closest thing American War has to a heroine—is not a believer; there is no investigation of deeply held beliefs and what they might entail.

A dystopian vision of a future United States undone by civil war and plague. El Akkad’s debut novel is set during the tail end of the 21st century, with the North and South at it again.

Southern states have taken up arms to protest a Northern ban on fossil fuels, and the war-torn secessionist “Mag” (Mississippi, Alabama, and Georgia) has. The information about American War shown above was first featured in "The BookBrowse Review" - BookBrowse's online-magazine that keeps our members abreast of notable and high-profile books publishing in the coming weeks.

In most cases, the reviews are necessarily limited to those that were available to us ahead of publication. If you are the publisher or author of this book and feel that the. The Post-American World is a non-fiction book by American journalist Fareed Zakaria. It was published in hardcover and audiobook formats in early May and became available in paperback in early May ; the Updated and Expanded Release followed in In the book, Zakaria argues that, thanks to the actions of the United States in Author: Fareed Zakaria.

The Mexican-American War, waged between the United States and Mexico from tohelped to fulfill America's "manifest destiny" to expand. 'American War' Explores The Universality Of Revenge. April 2, • Journalist Omar El Akkad imagines a dark, dystopian future in his new novel, American War. It follows a young girl whose.Covering the French war in Vietnam for The Times, Greene was inspired to write one of his greatest novels, The Quiet American.

The plot follows a British journalist in his fifties (Fowler) who is. • American War by Omar El Akkad is published by Picador (£). To order a copy for £ go to or call .