War http://nwpr.org en 10 Years Later, Mystery Heroine 'Maisie Dobbs' Gains New Life http://nwpr.org/post/10-years-later-mystery-heroine-maisie-dobbs-gains-new-life If you asked mystery fans to name the most important novel of the past decade, most would say <em>The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo</em> — and they'd be right. In fact, Stieg Larsson's complete Millennium series, flanked by hordes of Nordic noirs by the likes of Henning Mankell, Camilla Lackberg and Jo Nesbo, have overrun the ranks of hard-boiled detective fiction, imbuing it with their distinctive strain of brittle dialogue and chill fatalism. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 19:02:00 +0000 Maureen Corrigan 48825 at http://nwpr.org 10 Years Later, Mystery Heroine 'Maisie Dobbs' Gains New Life Princip Pulled 'The Trigger,' But Never Meant To Start A War http://nwpr.org/post/princip-pulled-trigger-never-meant-start-war It's a question that's persisted for over a century: how could a slight 19-year-old fire two shots and end up starting a war that killed millions around the world?<p>Tim Butcher, the well-traveled British war correspondent who covered later wars in the Balkans, went back to Sarajevo to try to learn more about Gavrilo Princip, the young Serbian revolutionary who changed the course of history in the worst way by assassinating Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, and his wife Sophie.<p>Butcher, a longtime correspondent for <em>The Daily Telegraph</em>, is the author of the new book, <em>The Trigg Sat, 28 Jun 2014 16:43:00 +0000 NPR Staff 48317 at http://nwpr.org Princip Pulled 'The Trigger,' But Never Meant To Start A War Hollywood Goes To War In 'Five Came Back' http://nwpr.org/post/hollywood-goes-war-five-came-back Hollywood helped win World War II — and by that, we don't mean John Wayne, but five of the country's most celebrated film directors, who went to work making films for the War Department that showed Americans at war, overseas and in the skies, living, fighting, bleeding and dying. Those films changed America — and deepened the men who made them, including John Ford, William Wyler, John Huston, George Stevens, and Frank Capra.<p>Author Mark Harris follows the wartime careers of these men in <em>Five Came Back: A Story of Hollywood and the Second World War</em>. Sat, 22 Feb 2014 18:06:00 +0000 NPR Staff 41937 at http://nwpr.org Hollywood Goes To War In 'Five Came Back' For Military Couples, It's A Long Recovery 'When We Get Home' http://nwpr.org/post/military-couples-its-long-recovery-when-we-get-home Kayla Williams and Brian McGough met in Iraq in 2003, when they were serving in the 101st Airborne Division. She was an Arabic linguist; he was a staff sergeant who had earned a Bronze Star. Mon, 10 Feb 2014 18:41:00 +0000 editor 41234 at http://nwpr.org For Military Couples, It's A Long Recovery 'When We Get Home' In 'Fire And Forget,' Vets Turned Writers Tell Their War Stories http://nwpr.org/post/fire-and-forget-vets-turned-writers-tell-their-war-stories This Veterans Day,<em></em> considers these lines from the preface to <em>Fire And Forget,</em> a collection of short stories by veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan:<p><blockquote><p>On the one hand, we want to remind you ... of what happened ... and insist you recollect those men and women who fought, bled, and died in dangerous and far-away places. On the other hand, there's nothing most of us would rather do than leave these wars behind. Mon, 11 Nov 2013 18:38:00 +0000 editor 37123 at http://nwpr.org In 'Fire And Forget,' Vets Turned Writers Tell Their War Stories UW Study Finds Nearly Half a Million Iraqis Died During War http://nwpr.org/post/uw-study-finds-nearly-half-million-iraqis-died-during-war <p> &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Between 2003 and 2011, nearly half a million people died during the Iraq War. That does NOT include U.S. soldiers. That’s according to a new study from four universities, including the University of Washington. Researchers looked at Iraqi deaths that resulted directly from violence. AND - non-violent deaths that were war-related. Researchers say they’re findings show that for every three people killed by violence in the Iraq War, two more died because of a collapsed infrastructure. Amy </span>Hagopian<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> with the University of Washington was the study’s lead author. She says about half of the deaths were cardiovascular. Stress is one reason, but </span>moreso<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, she says, it’s just the failure of systems to respond to people when they have a heart attack.</span></p><p> Fri, 18 Oct 2013 13:39:55 +0000 Sara Lerner 35909 at http://nwpr.org 'Thank You For Your Service' Follows America's Soldiers Home http://nwpr.org/post/thank-you-your-service-follows-americas-soldiers-home In the pages of David Finkel's new book, you'll meet a veteran who has recurring nightmares in which a fellow soldier asks, "Why didn't you save me?" You'll also meet a veteran who sees images of dead Iraqis floating in his bathtub, and another who tries to kill himself by biting through his right wrist — the only wrist he can raise to his mouth since his left side is paralyzed.<p>These are the men of the 2-16 Infantry Battalion with whom Finkel, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, embedded during the troop surge in Iraq. Tue, 01 Oct 2013 22:10:00 +0000 editor 35073 at http://nwpr.org 'Thank You For Your Service' Follows America's Soldiers Home Northwest War Casualties Mount As Fighting Season Heats Up http://nwpr.org/post/northwest-war-casualties-mount-fighting-season-heats <p>The summer fighting season in Afghanistan continues to claim the lives of Northwest soldiers. So far this year, 19 soldiers from Joint Base Lewis-McChord have been killed. The Army announced the latest death over the weekend. Correspondent Austin Jenkins has more. Mon, 16 Jul 2012 13:51:03 +0000 Austin Jenkins 11692 at http://nwpr.org Northwest War Casualties Mount As Fighting Season Heats Up Oregon And Washington Senators Want An Earlier Afghan Exit http://nwpr.org/post/oregon-and-washington-senators-want-earlier-afghan-exit <p>All four U.S. Senators from Oregon and Washington and 20 of their colleagues are asking the Obama administration for an expedited end to the war in Afghanistan. Two Republicans and one Independent Senator are part of the group. Some Democratic Senators declined to sign the letter. Thu, 08 Mar 2012 14:04:52 +0000 April Baer 4496 at http://nwpr.org Oregon And Washington Senators Want An Earlier Afghan Exit Seattle Marine Killed in Afghanistan http://nwpr.org/post/seattle-marine-killed-afghanistan <p>SEATTLE -- A Marine sergeant from Seattle was killed this week in Afghanistan. An improvised explosive device killed 23-year-old Will Stacey in Afghanistan&#39;s Helmand province. Thu, 02 Feb 2012 13:57:54 +0000 Sueann Ramella 2367 at http://nwpr.org Seattle Marine Killed in Afghanistan