Guard of Honor by James Gould Cozzens

By James Gould Cozzens

Shield of Honor is a ignored masterpiece that stands comparability with the best novels of the second one international War--essayist Noel Perrin deemed it "probably the easiest battle novel of the 20th century."----James Gould Cozzens's safeguard of Honor gained the Pulitzer Prize in 1949. the unconventional balances an enormous solid of intricately enmeshed characters as they react over the process 3 annoying days in September 1943 to a racial incident on a U.S. military airbase in Florida. The reader is aware of the struggle raging in a foreign country and the impression it has had, or could have, at the multitude of servicemen who populate Cozzens's gigantic canvas. As Noel Perrin commented within the Washington submit e-book international: "There is fabric for 2 or 300 videos in defend of Honor."----"No different American novelist of our time writes with such profound realizing of the wellsprings of human personality and of the social pressures that support to shape it," stated Orville Prescott within the ny occasions. As Brendan Gill saw within the New Yorker: "Every web page of safeguard of Honor gives the look of a author on the very most sensible of his powers getting down to accomplish not anything under his masterwork." the fashionable Library has performed an important function in American cultural lifestyles for the higher a part of a century. The sequence was once based in 1917 by means of the publishers Boni and Liveright and 8 years later obtained via Bennett Cerf and Donald Klopfer. It supplied the foun-dation for his or her subsequent publishing enterprise, Random apartment. the fashionable Library has been a staple of the yankee publication alternate, supplying readers with reasonable hardbound versions of significant works of literature and suggestion. For the fashionable Library's seventy-fifth anniversary, Random residence redesigned the sequence, restoring as its logo the operating torchbearer created by way of Lucian Bernhard in 1925 and refurbishing jackets, bindings, and kind, in addition to inaugurating a brand new software of choosing titles. the trendy Library maintains to supply the world's top books, on the top costs.

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Armour In the earliest period, together with proto-Corinthian helmets, some warriors wore protection for the arms and legs conforming to the equipment of the archaic Greek hoplite. They fought at close range with a spear and short sword, or as heavy mounted infantry. Some Punic stelae depict panoplies as a kind of mannequins covered with weapons, probably representing the war gear of the dead (and perhaps captured enemy trophies). In some stelae round shields are also shown. These images remind us of the panoplies that the Greeks displayed on walls, pilasters or funerary columns.

II, 29, 6). We have some archaeological evidence for these instruments from later periods, as well as contemporary representations: the plate of the Gundestrup cauldron, Etruscan urns, and monumental Hellenistic and Roman reliefs such as the balustrade of the temple of Athena Nikephoros at Pergamum. In the absence of wind instruments, a terrifying noise could be achieved simply by striking the blades of swords against shields, accompanied by singing and wild screaming (Livy, XXXVIII, 17, 3–4; and, of Galician warriors, SI, III, 348).

If we consider that in about 565 BC the Greeks founded Alalia on the coast of Corsica, and that around 535 BC an alliance of the Etruscans and Carthaginians was defeated by the Phocean Greeks in a sea battle in that area, it seems plausible that Mazheus’s expedition had the purpose of confronting a Greek attempt to counterbalance an increasing Carthaginian presence in Sardinia. But who defeated Mazheus? One possibility considered by scholars was an alliance between the existing Phoenician settlements and the indigenous peoples of Sardinia (Sardia), both trying to defend their independence.

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