Blonde by Joyce Carol Oates

By Joyce Carol Oates

During this formidable e-book, Joyce Carol Oates boldly reimagines the interior, poetic, and non secular lifetime of Norma Jeane Baker—the baby, the girl, the fated megastar and idolized blonde the realm got here to understand as Marilyn Monroe. In a voice startling, intimate, and wealthy, Norma Jeane tells her personal tale, that of an emblematic American artist—intensely conflicted and driven—who has misplaced her approach. a robust portrait of Hollywood's fable and a unprecedented woman's heartbreaking fact, Blonde is a sweeping epic that can pay tribute to the elusive magic and devastation at the back of the construction of the good twentieth-century American celebrity.

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Greene got his army across just as the British approached the riverbank on 14 February 1781. On 24 February, Greene returned to the Dan River, recrossed, and, with reinforcements that arrived on 14 March, met Cornwallis on 15 March 1781 at Guilford Courthouse. It was a Pyrrhic victory for Cornwallis, who lost about 500 soldiers—a quarter of his army. He realized that he had to abandon North Carolina and moved the army to Virginia. In the spring of 1781 the French entered the final scene of the American Revolution.

The American Continental Army, various state militias, and naval forces captured more than 14,000 enemy soldiers and sailors. Their status never became a problem for the Americans as it did for the British; where to put them did. Because the American Revolution rose in intensity from a localized New England rebellion to a world war for the British and a total war for the Americans, housing and feeding vast numbers of enemy military prisoners became a major concern, particularly for the Americans.

In the end, for some soldiers, becoming an EPW in American hands was nothing short of the horror of their lives; for others, it was good fortune; and for some, it was a miracle. Surviving the experience was another matter completely, and doing so largely depended on the cultural and legal circumstances that enveloped the war. The goal of this book is to examine how agents of the United States treated their prisoners, both military and civilian, so that we can gain a better understanding of the history and experiences of POWs in American hands from the Revolution to the wars in Southwest Asia and the Middle East.

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