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Halo: The Flood

Halo: The Flood [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 198211164X
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Publisher: Simon and Schuster
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The bestselling adaptation of the iconic video game Halo: Combat Evolved featuring the Master Chief—part of the expanded universe based on the award-winning video game series! 2552. Having barely escaped the final battle for Reach against the vast alien alliance known as the Covenant, the crew of the Pillar of Autumn, including Spartan John-117—the Master Chief—and his AI companion Cortana, is forced to make a desperate escape into slipspace. But their destination brings them to an ancient mystery and an even greater struggle. In this far-flung corner of the universe floats a magnificently massive, artificial ringworld. The crew’s only hope of survival is to crash-land on its surface and take the battle opposing the Covenant to the ground. But they soon discover that this enigmatic ringworld is much more than it seems. Built one hundred thousand years ago by a long-lost civilization known as the Forerunners, this “Halo” is worshipped by the Covenant—a sacred artifact they hope will complete their religious quest for supposed transcendence, and they will stop at nothing to control it. Engaging in fierce combat, Master Chief and Cortana will go deep into the Halo construct and uncover its dark secret and true purpose—even as a monstrous and far more vicious enemy than the Covenant emerges to threaten all sentient life on Halo and the galaxy beyond…

First Strike

First Strike [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1466841273
Author: Ben Coes
Publisher: St. Martin\'s Press
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Deep within the Pentagon, a covert, multi-billion arms-for-influence program was created. The objective was to protect the United States and its allies from terrorist acts by secretly enabling a hand-picked man to emerge as the most powerful leader in the Middle East. But the charismatic Tristan Nazir double-crosses America, twisting the program for his own violent ends to create ISIS. Now America is at great risk. Elite operative Dewey Andreas is sent to Syria to retrieve details about the source of ISIS’s funding but his cover is blown mid-operation and chaos erupts in the streets of Damascus. Trapped and outnumbered, Dewey manages to send proof of the awful truth—unknown at even the highest levels in the government—that ISIS’s munitions were indeed provided by America itself. This information arrives in time to for the U.S. to cut off a final arms shipment before it reaches ISIS. But the vicious Nazir, is far from finished. He launches a bold strike into the heart of America, sending a terrorist cell to take over a dorm at Columbia University, capturing hundreds of college students as hostages. For every hour that the shipment of weapons is withheld, the terrorists will publicly execute one student. The potential loss of life is intolerable. A frontal assault is impossible. Releasing the shipment is unthinkable. There is nowhere to turn... In a situation with no solutions, there remains only one option—Dewey Andreas.

First Strike

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Author: Richard Turner
Publisher: Richard Turner
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First Strike

First Strike [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0007347332
Author: Jack Higgins
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
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First Strike by Jack Higgins Book Resume:

Jack Higgins, master of the modern thriller, teams up with Justin Richards, bestselling author of Dr Who, to deliver a pulse-pounding new instalment in the adventures of the teenage Chance twins...

First Strike

First Strike [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1452951810
Author: Damien M. Sojoyner
Publisher: U of Minnesota Press
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California is a state of immense contradictions. Home to colossal wealth and long portrayed as a bastion of opportunity, it also has one of the largest prison populations in the United States and consistently ranks on the bottom of education indexes. Taking a unique, multifaceted insider’s perspective, First Strike delves into the root causes of its ever-expansive prison system and disastrous educational policy. Recentering analysis of Black masculinity beyond public rhetoric, First Strike critiques the trope of the “school-to-prison pipeline” and instead explores the realm of public school as a form of “enclosure” that has influenced the schooling (and denial of schooling) and imprisonment of Black people in California. Through a fascinating ethnography of a public school in Los Angeles County, and a “day in the life tour” of the effect of prisons on the education of Black youth, Damien M. Sojoyner looks at the contestation over education in the Black community from Reconstruction to the civil rights and Black liberation movements of the past three decades. Policy makers, school districts, and local governments have long known that there is a relationship between high incarceration rates and school failure. First Strike is the first book that demonstrates why that connection exists and shows how school districts, cities and states have been complicit and can reverse a disturbing and needless trend. Rather than rely upon state-sponsored ideological or policy-driven models that do nothing more than to maintain structures of hierarchal domination, it allows us to resituate our framework of understanding and begin looking for solutions in spaces that are readily available and are immersed in radically democratic social visions of the future.

First Strike

First Strike [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0985347295
Author: Sammy Franco
Publisher: Contemporary Fighting Arts, LLC
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First Strike by Sammy Franco Book Resume:

Learn how to stop any fight before it starts by mastering the art of the preemptive attack. First Strike gives you an easy-to-learn yet highly effective self-defense game plan for handling violent close-quarter combat encounters. First Strike will teach you instinctive, practical and realistic self-defense techniques that will drop any opponent to the floor with one punishing blow. This book will show you: How to end a fight instantly How to spot and avoid being targeted for a fight How to deceive the most seasoned street thug Simple and effective fighting techniques Critical knock-out targets. How to avoid being arrested First Strike also includes: range proficiency, ghosting, secondary strikes to finish off an attacker, the compound attack and offensive flow, the relocation principle, how to avoid getting arrested, strikes, blocks, parries, punches, jabs, and beginner, intermediate and advanced workout routines, real-life first-strike fighting scenarios and much more! By reading this book and by practicing, you will learn the hard-hitting skills necessary to execute a punishing first strike and ultimately prevail in a fight. And that’s what it is all about: winning in as little time as possible.

First Strike

First Strike [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1418565393
Author: Jack Cashill,James Sanders
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
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September 11, 2001, did not represent the first aerial assault against the American mainland. The first came on July 17,1996, with the downing of TWA Flight 800. This book looks in detail at what people saw and heard on this fateful night. First Strike explains how a determined corps of ordinary citizens worked to reveal the compromise and corruption that tainted the federal investigation. With an impressive array of facts, Jack Cashill and James Sanders show the relationship between events in July 1996 and September 2001 and proclaim how and why the American government has attempted to cover up the truth.

First Strike

First Strike [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1135904138
Author: Matthew J. Flynn
Publisher: Routledge
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Preemptive warfare is the practice of attempting to avoid an enemy’s seemingly imminent attack by taking military action against them first. It is undertaken in self-defense. Preemptive war is often confused with preventive war, which is an attack launched to defeat a potential opponent and is an act of aggression. Preemptive war is thought to be justified and honorable, while preventive war violates international law. In the real world, the distinction between the two is highly contested. In First Strike, Matthew J. Flynn examines case studies of preemptive war throughout history, from Napoleonic France to the American Civil War, and from Hitler’s Germany to the recent U.S. invasion of Iraq. Flynn takes an analytical look at the international use of military and political preemption throughout the last two hundred years of western history, to show how George W. Bush’s recent use of this dubiously "honorable" way of making war is really just the latest of a long line of previously failed attempts. Balanced and historically grounded, First Strike provides a comprehensive history of one of the most controversial military strategies in the history of international foreign policy.

EDGE: Task Force Delta 3: First Strike

EDGE: Task Force Delta 3: First Strike [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1445113430
Author: Craig Simpson
Publisher: Franklin Watts
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EDGE: Task Force Delta 3: First Strike by Craig Simpson Book Resume:

The Taliban launch a deadly attack in the first step of their new offensive. Delta Force are assigned to strike back! The team must HALO drop into the mountains, hook up with their contact, find Mullah Khan - the Taliban leader - then take him out. But when one of the team is killed, it looks like Delta Force has walked straight into a trap! Major Connor must salvage the mission, kill Mullah Khan and get his men home. This title is published by Franklin Watts EDGE, which produces a range of books to get children reading with confidence. EDGE - for books kids can't put down.

First Strike : Zero Dawn

First Strike : Zero Dawn [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1543498264
Author: Alton Modlin
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
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First Strike : Zero Down follows an epic tale of humanity’s fight for survival in the face of an alien race that wants humans exterminated. Humanity’s fight is long-fought and bitter sweet.

Globalization, War, and Peace in the Twenty-first Century

Globalization, War, and Peace in the Twenty-first Century [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0230117392
Author: W. Nester
Publisher: Springer
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Globalization, War, and Peace in the Twenty-first Century by W. Nester Book Resume:

This book explores humanity's most persistent and tragic problem by answering some crucial questions including: How is military power created and asserted? What are weapons of mass destruction and what is the likelihood of them being used? What are the source, methods, and results of terrorism and counterterrorism?

China's Strategic Arsenal

China's Strategic Arsenal [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1647120802
Author: James M. Smith,Paul J. Bolt
Publisher: Georgetown University Press
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China's Strategic Arsenal by James M. Smith,Paul J. Bolt Book Resume:

This volume brings together an international group of distinguished scholars to provide a fresh assessment of China's strategic military capabilities, doctrines, and its political perceptions in light of rapidly advancing technologies, an expanding and modernizing nuclear arsenal, and increased great-power competition with the United States.

Halo: First Strike

Halo: First Strike [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1982111666
Author: Eric Nylund
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
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Halo: First Strike by Eric Nylund Book Resume:

The New York Times bestselling aftermath of Halo: Combat Evolved featuring the Master Chief—part of the expanded universe based on the award-winning video game series! 2552. The theocratic military alliance known as the Covenant is showing no mercy as it continues to assault every human world it encounters, but in the way lies humanity’s greatest champion, the super-soldier Spartan John-117—the Master Chief. Together with his AI companion Cortana and the last remaining Spartans, the galaxy-spanning fight rages on two fronts following the destruction of the human military stronghold Reach by Covenant forces and the mysterious artificial ringworld known as “Halo” at the hands of the Master Chief. One faction—a squad of Spartans lead by Blue Team’s Fred-104 and Kelly-087—is trapped on the glassed surface of Reach, the only planet they’ve ever known as home. And beneath this ruined world, Dr. Catherine Halsey has discovered an ancient secret...one that could alter the course of the war. Meanwhile, the Master Chief and Cortana lead a second group toward a gathering of Covenant warships, as the United Nations Space Command’s worst nightmare has finally come true: the Covenant has discovered the location of Earth and is forming a massive fleet to utterly destroy it, as well as all who oppose the indomitable will of the Prophets…

The Silkworm

The Silkworm [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0316206911
Author: Robert Galbraith
Publisher: Mulholland Books
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The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith Book Resume:

Private investigator Cormoran Strike must track down a missing writer -- and a sinister killer bent on destruction -- in this "wonderfully entertaining" mystery (Harlan Coben, New York Times Book Review) that inspired the acclaimed HBO Max series C.B. Strike. When novelist Owen Quine goes missing, his wife calls in private detective Cormoran Strike. At first, Mrs. Quine just thinks her husband has gone off by himself for a few days -- as he has done before -- and she wants Strike to find him and bring him home. But as Strike investigates, he discovers that Quine's disappearance is no coincidence. The novelist has just completed a manuscript featuring poisonous pen-portraits of almost everyone he knows. If the novel were published, it would ruin lives -- meaning that almost everyone in his life would have motives to silence him. When Quine is found brutally murdered under bizarre circumstances, Strike must race against time to understand the motivation of a ruthless killer, a killer unlike any he has encountered before . . . A compulsively readable crime novel with twists at every turn, The Silkworm is the second in J. K. Rowling's highly acclaimed series featuring Cormoran Strike and his determined young assistant, Robin Ellacott.

The Doolittle Raid 1942

The Doolittle Raid 1942 [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1846036771
Author: Clayton Chun
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
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The Doolittle Raid 1942 by Clayton Chun Book Resume:

In early 1942, the strategic situation was bleak for the United States. She had been in continual retreat since Pearl Harbor, surrendering major areas such as the Philippines, and was preparing for the worst in Hawaii and on the West Coast. The Japanese, on the other hand, had secured a well-defended perimeter, and was set for further expansion. Something needed to happen quickly and be of considerable impact-and the combined-arms, April 1942 Doolittle Raid on Japan was a way to achieve this. This book examines the planning, execution, and aftermath of this innovative, daring and risky attack, which would show that the Japanese navy and air forces were anything but invincible.

First Strike - Geiselnehmer

First Strike - Geiselnehmer [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 3865527329
Author: Ben Coes
Publisher: Festa
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First Strike - Geiselnehmer by Ben Coes Book Resume:

Dewey Andreas gegen das Böse in Menschengestalt! Mit einem milliardenschweren, geheimen Waffenprogramm will das Pentagon für klare Machtverhältnisse im Nahen Osten sorgen. Doch der Versuch geht nach hinten los: Tristan Nazir, der Empfänger der Zahlungen, treibt ein doppeltes Spiel mit den USA. Er nutzt das Geld zur Gründung einer Terrormiliz des Islamischen Staats. Ex-Delta Dewey Andreas wird nach Syrien geschickt, um Details über den Verrat ans Licht zu bringen - bis seine Tarnung auffliegt. In letzter Sekunde gelingt es ihm, Einzelheiten nach Amerika zu übermitteln. Nazir hat noch ein Ass in der Hinterhand: Er lässt ein College in New York stürmen und Hunderte Studenten als Geiseln nehmen. Nur Dewey kann helfen, aber der kämpft an einer ganz anderen Front. Ein atemberaubender Thriller von einem echten Polit-Insider. Brad Thor: 'Ben Coes lässt die Konkurrenz alt aussehen!' The Real Book Spy: 'Von allen Thrillern des Jahres kommt keiner an die pausenlose Action heran, mit der Coes FIRST STRIKE vollgepackt hat.' Booklist: 'Coes gehört zu den wenigen Autoren, die Undercover-Einsätze mitreißend und realistisch schildern können, und er wird immer besser!' Der amerikanische Bestsellerautor Ben Coes schreibt Action-Thriller vom Feinsten. Er begann seine Karriere im öffentlichen Dienst, arbeitete u.a. im Weißen Haus unter Präsident Ronald Reagan. Ben lebt heute in Boston mit seiner Frau und vier Kindern.

Introduction to Global Politics

Introduction to Global Politics [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1315301814
Author: Richard W. Mansbach,Kirsten L. Taylor
Publisher: Routledge
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Introduction to Global Politics by Richard W. Mansbach,Kirsten L. Taylor Book Resume:

The fully updated third edition of Introduction to Global Politics continues to provide a vital resource for students looking to explain global politics using an historical approach, firmly linking history with the events of today. By integrating theory and political practice at individual, state, and global levels, students are introduced to key developments in global politics, helping them make sense of major trends that are shaping our world. Retaining the successful format of previous editions, this is a highly illustrated textbook with informative and interactive boxed material throughout. Chapter opening timelines contextualize the material that follows, and definitions of key terms are provided in a glossary at the end of the book. Every chapter ends with student activities, cultural materials, and annotated suggestions for further reading. Key updates for this edition: New material on key topical issues such as Islam’s relationship with the West, Islamic State, BRICS and other emerging economies, the continuing effects of the Arab Spring, and R2P. Coverage of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal and North Korea’s continued development of its nuclear weapons and missile programs. Analysis of new technologies for warfighting – such as drones, IEDs and cyber technologies – as well as technologies for countering terrorism and conducting unconventional wars. Updated examples from around the globe in every chapter. Stimulating and provocative both for students and for instructors, Introduction to Global Politics, 3rd Edition, is essential reading for students of political science, global politics, and international relations.

Crime, Law and Justice in New Zealand

Crime, Law and Justice in New Zealand [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1317275616
Author: Greg Newbold
Publisher: Routledge
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Crime, Law and Justice in New Zealand by Greg Newbold Book Resume:

Crime, Law and Justice in New Zealand examines the recent crime trends and the social, political, and legal changes in New Zealand from the end of the twentieth century to the present. Serving as the only New Zealand–specific criminal justice text, this book takes a direct look at what is unique about the country’s criminal justice system and recent crime trends. Crime rates peaked in the early 1990s and have fallen since. Newbold considers why this happened through factors such as economy, ethnic composition, changing cultural trends, and legislative developments in policing and criminal justice. He unpacks various types of crime separately—violent crime, property crime, drug crime, gang crime, organised crime, etc.—and examines each in terms of the various complex factors affecting it, using illustrative examples from recent high-profile cases. The cover photo for Crime, Law and Justice in New Zealand was taken by Jono Rotman.

Big Wars

Big Wars [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1925736695
Author: John Storey
Publisher: Hybrid Publishers
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Big Wars by John Storey Book Resume:

World War II was the biggest and most destructive war in history. For two centuries wars had grown ever larger, with the use of more terrible weapons and rising casualties, culminating in the cataclysmic global events of 1939–45. And then, quite suddenly, large international wars have all but disappeared. What caused wars to grow in size to such an extent and then shrink so precipitously? Is this a permanent state of affairs or could big wars make a comeback? Lawyer and historian John P Storey explores these questions by looking at the evolution of military technology and tactics over the long history of warfare. From ancient bronze spears and chariots to World War II tanks and warplanes, from the nuclear weapons of the Cold War to the drones and robotics of the future, the changes in our methods of waging war has had, and will continue to have, a major impact on their size and destructiveness. The sobering conclusion Storey makes is that, based on past trends and the weapons in the pipeline for the future, there is a much higher risk of there being much bigger wars in the coming decades.

The Many Worlds of Hugh Everett III

The Many Worlds of Hugh Everett III [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0191576433
Author: Peter Byrne
Publisher: OUP Oxford
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The Many Worlds of Hugh Everett III by Peter Byrne Book Resume:

Peter Byrne tells the story of Hugh Everett III (1930-1982), whose "many worlds" theory of multiple universes has had a profound impact on physics and philosophy. Using Everett's unpublished papers (recently discovered in his son's basement) and dozens of interviews with his friends, colleagues, and surviving family members, Byrne paints, for the general reader, a detailed portrait of the genius who invented an astonishing way of describing our complex universe from the inside. Everett's mathematical model (called the "universal wave function") treats all possible events as "equally real", and concludes that countless copies of every person and thing exist in all possible configurations spread over an infinity of universes: many worlds. Afflicted by depression and addictions, Everett strove to bring rational order to the professional realms in which he played historically significant roles. In addition to his famous interpretation of quantum mechanics, Everett wrote a classic paper in game theory; created computer algorithms that revolutionized military operations research; and performed pioneering work in artificial intelligence for top secret government projects. He wrote the original software for targeting cities in a nuclear hot war; and he was one of the first scientists to recognize the danger of nuclear winter. As a Cold Warrior, he designed logical systems that modeled "rational" human and machine behaviors, and yet he was largely oblivious to the emotional damage his irrational personal behavior inflicted upon his family, lovers, and business partners. He died young, but left behind a fascinating record of his life, including correspondence with such philosophically inclined physicists as Niels Bohr, Norbert Wiener, and John Wheeler. These remarkable letters illuminate the long and often bitter struggle to explain the paradox of measurement at the heart of quantum physics. In recent years, Everett's solution to this mysterious problem - the existence of a universe of universes - has gained considerable traction in scientific circles, not as science fiction, but as an explanation of physical reality.