The Griffith Wars

Drawing on the personal diaries and memories of Terry Jones - who, as the editor of the local newspaper, knew everyone and heard everything - The Griffith Wars reveals startling new evidence about one of Australia's most notorious unsolved ...


Author: Tom Gilling

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 9781760639440

Category: True Crime

Page: 320

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The assassination of Donald Mackay was meant to solve a problem for the mafia. Instead it roused the law-abiding citizens of Griffith to fight against the powerful criminal elements who had made their town synonymous with drugs and murder. Drawing on the personal diaries and memories of Terry Jones - who, as the editor of the local newspaper, knew everyone and heard everything - The Griffith Wars reveals startling new evidence about one of Australia's most notorious unsolved murders. It also powerfully recounts the struggle for the soul of a country town still battling to shake off its criminal past.

Fit for America

Major John L. Griffith and the quest for Athletics and Fitness Matthew Lindaman ... 79. Griffith, “Athletic Jeremiahs,” 20. 7. To War Again! 1. William O'Neill, Democracy at War: America's Fight at Home and Abroad in World War II ...


Author: Matthew Lindaman

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

ISBN: 9780815654353

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 280

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Fit for America is at once an intellectual biography of Major John L. Griffith, one of the preeminent intercollegiate athletics administrators of the twentieth century, and an in-depth look at how athletics shaped national military preparedness in a time of war and anticommunist sentiment. Lindaman traces Griffith’s forty-year career, one that spanned both world wars and included his appointment as the first Big Ten commissioner from 1922 until 1945. Griffith also served as NCAA president in the 1930s and later became the secretary-treasurer during World War II. Throughout his career, he worked tirelessly to advance the role and importance of collegiate sports on a regional and national level. In an era of heightened fears of communism, Griffith saw intercollegiate athletics as a way to prepare young men to become fit, disciplined military recruits. Griffith also founded his own publication, the Athletic Journal, in 1922 in which he published opinion pieces and solicited the opinions of other leading coaches and administrators nationwide. Through these pages, Lindaman explores not only Griffith’s philosophy but also the emergence of a coaching and athletic administration network. Drawing on voluminous primary source material and the many writings Griffith left behind, Fit for America brings long-overdue attention to a figure who was instrumental in shaping the world of American intercollegiate sports.

The Days of Wee Willie Old Cy and Baseball War

May 20 came and went, but Griffith remained with the Orphans. Perhaps that was because he thought he had a better scheme for getting rich. In July he announced that pitcher Virgil Garvin would challenge champion boxer Terry McGovern to ...


Author: Chuck Kimberly

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476615516

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 296

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This account of the four baseball seasons of 1900 through 1903 seeks to capture the flavor of the period by providing yearly overviews from the standpoint of each team and by focusing more deeply on 30 or more players of the era—not only such legendary stars as Cy Young and Willie Keeler, but also relative unknowns such as Bill Keister and Kip Selbach. Each team section is supplemented by a table providing the significant batting and pitching statistics for each regular team member. The major theme of the period was the baseball war between the National and American leagues from 1900 to 1903. But the broad multi-season, multi-team view allows varying the focus. The pennant races receive due attention but there are other aspects of the baseball drama, such as: the aging star who finds a way to extend his period of dominance (Cy Young); the young, unpolished phenom whose raw talent enables him to excel (Christy Mathewson); and the fierce competitor who risks injury to help his team (Joe McGinnity or Deacon Phillippe).

War Expenditures

Sixty-sixth Congress ... on War Expenditures ... Serial 6 United States ... Select Committee on Expenditures in the War Department ... Mr. GRIFFITH . My name is E. H. Griffith . Mr. GRAHAM . Well , you may explain that for Col. Hanson .


Author: United States. Congress. House. Select Committee on Expenditures in the War Department



Category: World War, 1914-1918


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Griffith argues persuasively that the essential justification for NATO long - range theater nuclear forces ( LRTNF ) ... by encouraging the belief that in a general war the American strategic deterrent could be decoupled from Europe .




ISBN: MINN:30000010472136

Category: Military art and science


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The Griffith Wars Dyslexic Edition

Drawing on the personal diaries and memories of Terry Jones -- who, as the editor of the local newspaper, knew everyone and heard everything -- The Griffith wars reveals startling new evidence about one of Australia's most notorious ...


Author: Tom Gilling


ISBN: 1525262106

Category: Griffith (N.S.W.)

Page: 447

View: 249

The assassination of Donald Mackay was meant to solve a problem for the mafia. Instead it roused the law-abiding citizens of Griffith to fight against the powerful criminal elements who had made their town synonymous with drugs and murder. Drawing on the personal diaries and memories of Terry Jones -- who, as the editor of the local newspaper, knew everyone and heard everything -- The Griffith wars reveals startling new evidence about one of Australia's most notorious unsolved murders. It also powerfully recounts the struggle for the soul of a country town still battling to shake off its criminal past.

Ignoring The Obvious Combined Arms And Fire And Maneuver Tactics Prior To World War I

{11} Captain Jonathan M. House, Toward Combined Arms Warfare: A Survey of 20th-Century Tactics, Doctrine, and Organization, (U.S. Army Command and Staff College, 1981), pp. 7-8; Paddy Griffith, Battle Tactics of the Civil War, ...


Author: Major Thomas A. Bruno USMC

Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing

ISBN: 9781786253422

Category: History

Page: 124

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Fairly or unfairly, the stalemate on the First World War’s Western Front is often attributed to the intellectual stagnation of the era’s military officers. This paper traces the development (or absence of development) of combined arms and fire & maneuver tactics and doctrine in the period prior to WW I, focusing on the Russo-Japanese War. The Western armies that entered the Great War seemingly ignored many of the hard-learned lessons and observations of pre-war conflicts. Though World War I armies were later credited with developing revolutionary wartime tactical-level advances, many scholars claim that this phase of tactical evolution followed an earlier period of intellectual stagnation that resulted in the stalemate on the war’s Western Front. This stalemate, they claim, could have been avoided by heeding the admonitions of pre-war conflicts and incorporating the burgeoning effects of technology into military tactics and doctrine. Some go even further and fault the military leadership with incompetence and foolishness for not adapting to the requirements of modern war. The Russo-Japanese War showed the necessity for combined arms techniques and fire and maneuver tactics on the modern battlefield. Specifically, the war showed the need for: (1) the adoption of dispersed, irregular formations; (2) the employment of fire and maneuver techniques and small unit-tactics, including base of fire techniques; (3) the transition to indirect-fire artillery support to ensure the survivability of the batteries, and; (4) the necessity for combined arms tactics to increase the survivability of assaulting infantry and compensate for the dispersion of infantry firepower.

Naval Power and Expeditionary Wars

Peripheral Campaigns and New Theatres of Naval Warfare Bruce A. Elleman, S.C.M. Paine ... 54 Sun Tzu's translator, Samuel B. Griffith, coined the English term, “death ground” to indicate a situation when desperate resistance alone ...


Author: Bruce A. Elleman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136841682

Category: History

Page: 242

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This book examines the nature and character of naval expeditionary warfare, in particular in peripheral campaigns, and the contribution of such campaigns to the achievement of strategic victory. Naval powers, which can lack the massive ground forces to win in the main theatre, often choose a secondary theatre accessible to them by sea and difficult for their enemies to reach by land, giving the sea power and its expeditionary forces the advantage. The technical term for these theatres is ‘peripheral operations.’ The subject of peripheral campaigns in naval expeditionary warfare is central to the British, the US, and the Australian way of war in the past and in the future. All three are reluctant to engage large land forces because of the high human and economic costs. Instead, they rely as much as possible on sea and air power, and the latter is most often in the form of carrier-based aviation. In order to exert pressure on their enemies, they have often opened additional theaters in on-going, regional, and civil wars. This book contains thirteen case studies by some of the foremost naval historians from the United States, Great Britain, and Australia whose collected case studies examine the most important peripheral operations of the last two centuries. This book will be of much interest to students of naval warfare, military history, strategic studies and security studies.

Pennsylvania in the War of the Revolution

Griffith , Levi . Grimshell , Richard . Griscombe , Samuel . Grier , Henry . Griffith , John . Griflith , Abraham , served three years : residing in Berks county , 1809 . Grimes , Stephen . Griswold , Andrew . Griffin , Captain .


Author: William Henry Egle


ISBN: STANFORD:36105020082769

Category: Pennsylvania


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D W Griffith s 100th Anniversary The Birth of a Nation

White Germany and Yellow Japan went into the Second World War arm in arm, allies to the very bitter, terrible end. Assuming that Moshe Tshombe ... class rule, class war. Suppose 329 D.W. GRIFFITH'S 100TH ANNIVERSARY THE BIRTH OF A NATION.


Author: Ira H. Gallen

Publisher: FriesenPress

ISBN: 9781460236550

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 672

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A HISTORY OF THE MOST CONTROVERSIAL MOTION PICTURE EVER MADE A hundred years have passed since the masterpiece of David Wark Griffith, The Birth of a Nation, first appeared on the screens of America, in the winter of 1915. It demonstrated that the cinema, no less than literature and no less than the stage, could become a topic of serious critical, esthetic, intellectual, political, social, and technical discussion. In this way it brought the motion picture into a position of commanding influence in the social life of the American nation. The denunciation continues, and the storm over the film serves as a barometer of the global conflict, involving forces and issues set in motion by, but no means limited to, race. From the beginning it touched off several emotionally and politically explosive, interrelated, parallel controversies—controversy over Griffith; controversy over the film; controversy over the subject-matter and its treatment; controversy over the controversy. As Griffith’s official biographer Seymour Sterns main purpose of his book was to assemble, as extensively as possible, the rapidly vanishing record of what happened. You’ll find Stern’s writing on the subject as controversial as the film itself.

Donald Featherstone s War Games

'War. Games'. by. Paddy. Griffith. Don Featherstone's classic book 'War Games' was published in 1962, and it came as an amazing thunderclap to an entire generation of would-be wargamers, such as myself, who were looking for technical ...


Author: John Curry


ISBN: 9781409216766

Category: Military miniatures

Page: 156

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Donald Featherstone's classic wargaming book, War Games, was first published in 1962. It was largely responsible for turning a somewhat obscure hobby into a popular pastime across the world. This revised edition includes new material including a foreword by Paddy Griffith, the full version of the Lionel Tarr Modern Wargaming Rules (modern being for Wordl War II) and a timeline of wargaming. It is published as part of the History of Wargaming Project at

Western Warfare 1775 1882

37. Ross, Flintlock to Rifle, pp. 164–6. 38. P. Griffith, Battle Tactics of the Civil War (New Haven, 1987). 39. J. Black, War: Past, Present and Future (Stroud, 2000). 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36.


Author: Jeremy Black

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317489924

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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This is a wide-ranging and comprehensive survey of warfare from the outbreak of the American War of Independence to the British conquest of Egypt. Drawing on both primary and secondary sources this book offers an unrivalled account of civil and international conflicts involving Western powers, integrating both naval and land warfare. This book covers military capability as well as conflict, social and political contexts as well as weaponry, tactics and strategy. As well as examining such major conflicts as the Napoleonic Wars, the Crimean War, the American Civil War and the Wars of German Unification, this book redresses the imbalance of previous treatments by examining other important conflicts, for example, those in Latin America, as well as insurgency and counter-insurgency in Europe. This book's global perspective provides for a more reliable assessment of what constitutes military capability. In so doing, the author challenges the technological determinism and linear conceptions of developments in military science that continue to characterise much of military history. Instead the author reveals a much more complex dynamic, indeed going so far as to question the idea of 'modernity' itself. Bold in scope, and cutting-edge in its interpretations, this book offers much for the student, general reader and professional historian alike.

One Hundred People who Changed 20th century America

He and his father were inclined to make extravagant claims about their Welsh ancestry and the elder Griffith's accomplishments in two wars. J .W. Griffith was a physician, a Confederate cavalry officer, an alcoholic, a state legislator, ...


Author: Mary Cross

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781610690850

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 624

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To what extent does a person's own success result in social transformation? This book offers 100 answers, providing thought-provoking examples of how American culture was shaped within a crucial time period by individuals whose lives and ideas were major agents of change.

How the North Won

In his Rally Once Again : Battle Tactics of the Civil War ( 1989 ) , Paddy Griffith shows us that the muzzle - loading rifle wrought no major change in tactics during the war . Notwithstanding the well - taken points in Albert Castel's ...


Author: Herman Hattaway

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 0252062108

Category: History

Page: 762

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A description of the military operations of the Civil War includes analyses of the leadership and strategies of both sides of the conflict

Spanish American War Claims

CLAIM OF MARY C. GRIFFITH . AUGUST 10 . To damage done by the Second United States Army Corps to land and property .. $ 18.00 Witnesses : M , B , KELLY . John N. GRIFFITH , JOHN MARKER . This account sworn to þefore me this 15th day of ...


Author: United States. War Department


ISBN: MINN:319510026680403

Category: Spanish-American War

Page: 814

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The Hollywood War Film

The Great War occurred as cinema was maturing, and early war filmmakers struggled to devise techniques that would accurately translate the trauma of conflict for the silver screen. Rather than tackle current events head on, DW Griffith ...


Author: Daniel Binns

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 9781783207565

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 150

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Considering selected films representing three periods in history – World Wars I and II and their interim, the Vietnam War, and the major conflicts in the Middle East – The Hollywood War Film reflects on Hollywood’s representations of war and conflict, in order to map some cinematic discourses therein. This results in an understanding of the Hollywood genre not just as a categorising tool, but rather as a dynamic, inscriptive, iterative cultural phenomenon. Broadly, the thesis of the book is twofold: Firstly, that there are commonalities in Hollywood films representing distinct conflicts and eras, and that recent war films more closely echo early war films in terms of their nationalistic and idealistic perspectives. Secondly, the work proposes a reconfiguring of genre as less concrete and classificatory, and more dynamic and iterative. In doing so, The Hollywood War Film analyses some of the most important war films from the past century, including All Quiet on the Western Front (1930), Full Metal Jacket (1987) and The Hurt Locker (2009).

Battle Tactics of the Civil War

In Battle Tactics of the Civil War, Paddy Griffith argues that, far from being the first 'modern' war, it was the last 'Napoleonic' war, and that none of the innovations of industrialized warfare had any significant effect on the outcome.


Author: Paddy Griffith

Publisher: Crowood Press UK

ISBN: 1847977898

Category: History

Page: 240

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In Battle Tactics of the Civil War, Paddy Griffith argues that, far from being the first 'modern' war, it was the last 'Napoleonic' war, and that none of the innovations of industrialized warfare had any significant effect on the outcome.

Dreamworlds of Race

... by a power that was practically irresistible, and which changed the whole aspect of warfare by land and sea. ... manliness and machinery, that haunted reactions to the changing character of war.115 Griffith was less subtle, ...


Author: Duncan Bell

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691208671

Category: Political Science

Page: 488

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How transatlantic thinkers in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries promoted the unification of Britain and the United States Between the late nineteenth century and the First World War an ocean-spanning network of prominent individuals advocated the unification of Britain and the United States. They dreamt of the final consolidation of the Angloworld. Scholars, journalists, politicians, businessmen, and science fiction writers invested the “Anglo-Saxons” with extraordinary power. The most ambitious hailed them as a people destined to bring peace and justice to the earth. More modest visions still imagined them as likely to shape the twentieth century. Dreamworlds of Race explores this remarkable moment in the intellectual history of racial domination, political utopianism, and world order. Focusing on a quartet of extraordinary figures—Andrew Carnegie, W. T. Stead, Cecil J. Rhodes, and H. G. Wells—Duncan Bell shows how unionists on both sides of the Atlantic reimagined citizenship, empire, patriotism, race, war, and peace in their quest to secure global supremacy. Yet even as they dreamt of an Anglo-dominated world, the unionists disagreed over the meaning of race, the legitimacy of imperialism, the nature of political belonging, and the ultimate form and purpose of unification. The racial dreamworld was an object of competing claims and fantasies. Exploring speculative fiction as well as more conventional forms of political writing, Bell reads unionist arguments as expressions of the utopianism circulating through fin-de-siècle Anglo-American culture, and juxtaposes them with pan-Africanist critiques of racial domination and late twentieth-century fictional narratives of Anglo-American empire. Tracing how intellectual elites promoted an ambitious project of political and racial unification between Britain and the United States, Dreamworlds of Race analyzes ideas of empire and world order that reverberate to this day.

Roster of Soldiers Sailors and Marines of the War of 1812 the Mexican War and the War of the Rebellion Residing in Nebraska June 1 1895

Griffith , Frank R. Golden , G W Griffith , A K. Griffith , WC Griffith , WC Gaslin , Nelson .. Gibson , WW . Grafius , TL Graves , Charles H. Gibson , A C. Geyer , D St Gilmore , E Grove , James . Griffin , Thomas . Glenn , James .


Author: Nebraska. Office of the Secretary of State


ISBN: UOM:39015059498124

Category: Mexican War, 1846-1848

Page: 538

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Mathematicians at war

7 As his lucid words show, at least before 1914, Volterra disliked wars. Griffith C. Evans (1887–1973), who did research with Volterra in Rome in the years 1911– 1912, wrote to him on 3 October 1914: “I hope that in Rome the weather is ...


Author: Laurent Mazliak

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9048127408

Category: Mathematics

Page: 194

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Numerous scientists have taken part in the war effort during World War I, but few gave it the passionate energy of the prominent Italian mathematician Volterra. As a convinced supporter of the cause of Britain and France, he struggled vigorously to carry Italy into the war in May 1915 and then developed a frenetic activity to support the war effort, going himself to the front, even though he was 55. This activity found an adequate echo with his French colleagues Borel, Hadamard and Picard. The huge correspondence they exchanged during the war, gives an extraordinary view of these activities, and raises numerous fundamental questions about the role of a scientist, and particularly a mathematician during WW I. It also offers a vivid documentation about the intellectual life of the time ; Volterra’s and Borel’s circles in particular were extremely wide and the range of their interests was not limited to their field of specialization. The book proposes the complete transcription of the aforementioned correspondence, annotated with numerous footnotes to give details on the contents. It also offers a general historical introduction to the context of the letters and several complements on themes related to the academic exchanges between France and Italy during the war.