Terrific read. Stories of stolen valor you won't believe, and those who hunt them down and participated in writing legislation to restore dignity to all those who have truly served in combat. Peter C. Lemon, recipient, Congressional Medal of Honor Stolen valor occurs when a person lies about receiving military decorations that he or she has in fact never earned. It has become a major societal problem that has been discussed numerous times in the news; according to the New York Times , the Department of Veterans Affairs paid disability benefits to more than six hundred people falsely claiming to have been POWs in the Vietnam and Persian Gulf wars. The number of stolen valor cases reported to the FBI has tripled in the last decade. In fact, more imposters lie about earning high military declarations for battlefield bravery than the actual number of real-life hero recipients. These imposters trade on tales and the trappings of military valor to secure privileges such as career advancements and even unearned veterans' benefits. In Restoring Valor , Doug Sterner provides riveting case studies of the stolen valor imposters he's investigated and exposed and the serious crimesincluding murderthey've committed. He chronicles the evolution of stolen valor from the inception of the republic to today. Sterner shows why the federal law he and his wife, Pam, helped to enactthe Stolen Valor Actis necessary. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Arcade imprint, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in history--books about World War II, the Third Reich, Hitler and his henchmen, the JFK assassination, conspiracies, the American Civil War, the American Revolution, gladiators, Vikings, ancient Rome, medieval times, the old West, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.
From a critical perspective, some early childhood educators have proposed that the knowledge base used to ground the field actually serves to support the status quo, reinforces prejudices and stereotypes, and ignores the real lives of children. The purpose of this book is to deconstruct early childhood education, identifying and evaluating the themes and forms of discourse that have dominated the field, leading to the construction of specific theories and forms of practice that privilege particular groups of children and adults and oppress others. An alternative avenue for early childhood education is posited that focuses on social justice and human agency. « Can there be a more important scholar in early childhood education? Gaile Sloan Cannella has indeed reconceptualized the field No scholar, no student can proceed from this moment on without first grappling with what Dr. Cannella has written in this paradigmatic work. Congratulations to Gaile Cannella and congratulations to the field (William F. Pinar, St. Bernard Parish Alumni Endowed Professor, Louisiana State University) « 'Deconstructing Early Childhood Education: Social Justice and Revolution' represents an important moment in the larger revolution of childhood studies. Along with a cadre of other pioneers, Cannella refuses to accept traditional notions of child development, the sacrosanct research methods used to study childhood, the portrayal of childhood as a fixed, unchanging entity, or the 'validated' educational strategies used to teach young children. At the same time she understands these dynamics; she appreciates the fact that those who advocate the traditional view are typically individuals who havededicated their lives to making life better for children. As she points out in Chapter 8 of this work, her attempt is not to simply debase the work of childhood educators who came before her. Her effort is to catalyze a critical conversation about the discourse of early childhood in a way that opens to view perspectives that are too often oppressive in their efforts. Refusing the seduction of specified blueprints for reinvented early childhood education, the author allows for multiple responses to her deconstructive project. As a handbook for early childhood educators dedicated to escaping the webs of power the discipline has successfully spun, 'Deconstructing Early Childhood Education' will occupy a central role in the revolution of childhood studies. (Joe L. Kincheloe, Pennsylvania State University, from the 'Introduction')
The Extreme Right in France, 1789 to the Present surveys the history of a fascinating but contentious political and intellectual tradition. Since 1789 the far right has been an important factor in French political life and in different eras has taken on a range of guises including traditionalism, ultra-royalism, radical nationalism, anti-Semitism and fascism. This book is structured around the five main phases of extreme right activity, and the author explores key questions about each: * Counter-revolution - what was the legacy of Joseph de Maistre's writings? * Anti-Third Republic protest - how was the 'new right' of the 1880s and 1890s different from the 'old right' of previous decades? * Inter-war fascism - how should we characterise the phenomenon of fascisme franaise ? * Vichy - why did Ptain and Laval collaborate with the Nazis? * The Post-war far right - what is the relationship between Poujadism, Algrie Franaise and Le Pen's FN?
In the annals of adventure and exploration, there are few names to rival that of the USS Enterprise. Edited by Carol Creenburg with stories by Diane Carey, Peter David, Michael Jan Friedman, Robert J. Greenburger, John Vornholt and more, THE ENTERPRISE LOGS celebrates the proud history of the many ships which have borne the name of Enterprise and the valiant captains who have steered them through danger to glory. From the original real-life USS Enterprise - a fighting sloop which fought in the American Revolution - to the state-of-the-art starship commanded by Jean-Luc Picard, this stirring anthology captures some of the most thrilling moments in the careers of the ten captains - Kirk, Pike, Decker and Garrett amongst them - who have been privileged to command a legend.