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    M4 Battle Sherman

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    adaptable tanks in great numbers that got the job done on the battlefield. Production of the M4 Tank “Sherman” began in 1941 and was first deployed in 1942 at the battle of El Alamein, Egypt. The Americans began to make 1,000 tanks a month after that (Ryan). America was able to use its ingenuity to adapt the Sherman as the war progressed. Major General Hobart crafted an amphibious Sherman tank. It had a flotation screen around the outside of the tank and two propellers attached to the back. As it got onto the beach the flotation screen would fall down (Saunders). Marine Corps tanks had attached flamethrower (Neiman). Along with these, America needed a way to break through the hedgerows in France. The US official campaign historian states that by the time Operation Cobra, an American offensive after D-Day, was launched, “three out of every five tanks in the First Army mounted the hedgecutter” (Blumenson). The Americans were able to mass produce the Sherman in far greater numbers than Germany, with production estimates putting the tanks produced between 40,000 to 55,000. Even at 40,000 it outnumbered German tanks 14 times (Ryan). “‘One of ours is better than 10 of yours, but you always have 11!’ German tankmen joked.” (Laurier) This…

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    Military Innovation Response Draft Israel and the United States have common (word) regarding how some of the country’s greatest innovation has started from the military. The tour through the US Army Heritage and Education Center relayed the ideas and concepts about how the innovation in private sectors was originally derived from military or government funded projects such as the M4 Sherman Tank and the minicomputer. However, they are not identical in the aspect that when a war arises and the…

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    What You Pawn, I Will Redeem” by Sherman Alexie centers on the cultural background of Native Americans Indians and their struggles in society of homelessness in America. This is a self- journey where the protagonist does his best to reclaim his culture, traditions and identity. The character of Jackson Jackson demonstrates his cultural beliefs and pride, despite his current situation of homelessness and dependency with substance abuse of alcohol. Jackson shows that all forms of humanity are…

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    Sherman Alexie 's "The Joy of Reading and Writing: Superman and Me" is a personal narrative in which he recounts his early life and how he started to appreciate reading. As he shares his experience with us, he weaves into his story a powerful truth about our society. Even though we refuse to admit it, we have certain expectations of different communities. In his essay, he focuses precisely on what it meant for him to grow up as an Indian child in an American society. By discussing the obstacles…

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    . Sherman Alexie is an author who grew up in Spokane, Washington and spent his childhood on the spoken Indian reservation but later on left to get a better education in Reardan, Washington, then later on went to Washington University. In Washington University, he met a professor name Alex Kuo who mentored him and taught him to connect to on-native literature that also inspired him to be a writer. After meeting Kou he went on to create his own native literature first…

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    Sometimes forgiveness is a hard concept for people to grasp and others forgive too easily, but when do we know when to forgive or whom we should forgive? What happens when we do not forgive? In “The Powwow at the End of the World,” Sherman Alexie experienced several mishaps in his reservation and even the surrounding areas, for example, the water levels were raising, the dams were breaking, and the cities and towns were flooding. Even though all of those events were happening, Alexie was told to…

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    “Superman and Me” narrated by Sherman Alexie was published in the Los Angeles Times in 1998. Alexie narrates through two stories in his life. First he, talks about the stereotypical living on an Indian reservation and teaching himself to read. Second, he talks about when he becomes a teacher helping his students. Alexie’s purpose to his audience, the general public, but more specifically, the young Native American community,or Indians that he wants them to read and save their lives. Alexie uses…

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    In the YouTube video called “PEN Banned Books Week Google Hangout on the Air with Sherman Alexie,” PEN representative Deji Olukotun and American Library Association Office Director Barbara Jones interview Sherman Alexie. This video highlights authors whose books have been banned; therefore, Sherman Alexie is a guest for this interview. Olukotun and Jones ask him a series of questions about his novel, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian. In the interview, there are three intriguing…

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    Deconstructive Theory in Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian In The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie, a boy named Junior lives on a Spokane Indian reservation in Washington. He chooses to leave the reservation to pursue education at the local public school, Reardan. Reardan is known on reservation for its wealth and largely white student body. In a broader sense, a certain hierarchy exists between life on a reservation and the white society outside of its…

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    While in the process of writing, authors often mirror themes in each of their publications. Sherman Alexie, author of The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian and co-producer of Smoke Signals, demonstrates this technique through the aforementioned works by introducing topics such as family relationships, identity crises, the power of friendships, alcoholism, and the inevitability of death in both storylines. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian reveals the story of a young…

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