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Bougainville Blue By Brian F Darcey
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What is Bougainville Blue about? It’s about Bougainville. It’s about a ‘blue’ – Australian slang for a fight. It’s about the beauty of Bougainville and its flora... More > and fauna. It’s about the destruction which is a byproduct of ‘modernisation’. It’s a novel but, it also will enlighten the reader about the true happenings regarding the Panguna Mine. It was closed by a ragtag militia bent on reclaiming their land. There was a mine. Someone got some guns. The rest is history. The author lived in Bougainville for 15 years and saw the Bougainville Revolutionary Army come into being. He observed the rise and fall of Australian rule in Bougainville. He watched the ‘blue’ take place.< Less
Bougainville lsland- The Road Back By David Rogers
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The year is 1944. A young African-American U.S Army Infantry Captain gets the call to lead his all minority army battalion into a bloody battle against the Imperial Japanese army the occupies the... More > heavily armored pacific island of Bougainville.< Less
Bougainville lsland- The Road Back By David Rogers
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The year is 1944. A young African-American U.S Army Infantry Captain gets the call to lead his all minority army battalion into a bloody battle against the Imperial Japanese army the occupies the... More > heavily armored pacific island of Bougainville.< Less
Bougainville's Panguna mine and the economics of environmentalism By Martin Rait
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This discussion looks at some of the civil unrest on Bougainville Island in the mid 1990s with specific reference to the Panguna Mine. The hidden costs of the mining operations and environmental... More > concerns of the time are explored. An interesting retrospective for someone investigating modern environmental impacts of mining to compare with concerns in 1992. ISBN-13: 978-1-877485-65-7< Less
Volume 0415, 2013 Bougainville Earthquake --- 2013 Champion of Champions By Print Wikipedia
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Volume 0415, 2013 Bougainville Earthquake---2013 Champion of Champions Print Wikipedia is a both a utilitarian visualization of the largest accumulation of human knowledge and a poetic gesture... More > towards the inhuman scale of big data. Michael Mandberg wrote software that parses the entirety of the English-language Wikipedia database and programmatically lays out nearly 7500 volumes, complete with covers, and then uploads them to Lulu.com for print-on-demand. Print Wikipedia draws attention to the sheer size of the encyclopedia's content and the impossibility of rendering Wikipedia as a material object in fixed form: Once a volume is printed it is already out of date. It is also a work of found poetry built on what is likely the largest appropriation ever made. As we become increasingly more dependent on information and source material on the Internet today, Mandiberg explores the accessibility of its vastness.< Less
Bougainville ou L'étoile des Lumières By Richard de Montbrahan
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Le 12 novembre 1729, naissait, à Paris, dans une grande maison de la rue Barre-du-Bec, devenue aujourd’hui la rue du Temple, Louis-Antoine de Bougainville. Mathématicien reconnu... More > à l’âge de 22 ans, avocat au barreau de Paris, mousquetaire noir à 24 ans, secrétaire d’ambassade, nommé capitaine de dragons à 27 ans et premier aide de camp du Marquis de Montcalm, le général en chef envoyé par Louis XV en Nouvelle-France, telles furent les distinctions de Bougainville, célèbre des deux côtés de l’océan Atlantique et dans les îles les plus éloignées de l’océan Pacifique. Après avoir consacré de nombreuses années de recherches à la poursuite de ce héros, Richard de Montbrahan retrace la vie de l’une des plus grandes figures françaises du 18ème siècle qui, douée d’un esprit vif et d’une intelligence remarquable, combattit avec audace pour la défense des terres de France et parcourut les océans du monde au service de son pays, avant de traverser deux révolutions et un empire.< Less
THE BIRMINGHAMS: A FAMILY HISTORY By Daniel Birmingham
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Immigration of great grandparents from Ireland and Germany to America First generation Americans families living in Cumberland Maryland and Pittsburgh Pennsylvania Daniel and Helen Birmingham family... More > born and raised in Mt. Washington section of Pittsburgh< Less
Run and Gun By Lee James Walewander
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"Run and Gun" is an absorbing and energetically written military story about a young Professional baseball player who was drafted into the United States Marine Corps during World War II. ... More > This novelized version of his memoirs takes the reader through Boot camp, Marine Corps baseball, a love affair, oversea duty,and the "Battle of the Perimeter" on Bougainville in the Solomon Islands in March of 1944 and the invasion of the Philippine Islands in January of 1945. After the "Battle of the Perimeter" was over the various branches of the military organized baseball teams to play each other.The betting and fighting that took place during these games is priceless.< Less
A PT Skipper in the South Pacific By Kenneth W. Prescott
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Merriam Press Military Monograph 110. Second Edition (2011). From training at Melville, Rhode Island, to the South Pacific where as XO and CO of PT 61 and CO of PT 48 he served at Tulagi-Florida... More > Island, Guadalcanal, and the Russells, as well as on different assignments in Torokina, Bougainville, and Emirau, New Ireland, back to Melville and on to the USS Jamestown (AGP-3) as XO, home based in the Philippines, and finally to his post-war career in the Navy. Included are his bird collecting and taxidermy efforts during and after the war, as well as an encounter with future president John F. Kennedy. 100 photos.< Less
Memoirs Of A Groundpounder By Jacob Close
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What began as informal memoirs penned by a World War II veteran for his grandchildren, has become a vibrant narrative of life as a U.S. infantryman in the deadly struggle to free Pacific islands from... More > Japanese occupation. His odyssey begins with pre-war Stateside infantry training, progresses to fierce combat in the Solomon and Philippines islands, culminating with victory. This well-illustrated, riveting true story reveals just what made “The Greatest Generation” so great.< Less

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