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Rogue Force (A Troy Stark Thriller—Book #1)

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“Thriller writing at its best. Thriller enthusiasts who relish the precise execution of an international thriller, but who seek the psychological depth and believability of a protagonist who simultaneously fields professional and personal life challenges, will find this a gripping story that's hard to put down.” --Midwest Book Review, Diane Donovan (regarding Any Means Necessary) “One of the best thrillers I have read this year. The plot is intelligent and will keep you hooked from the beginning. The author did a superb job creating a set of characters who are fully developed and very much enjoyable. I can hardly wait for the sequel.” --Books and Movie Reviews, Roberto Mattos (re Any Means Necessary) From #1 bestselling and USA Today bestselling author Jack Mars, author of the critically-acclaimed Luke Stone and Agent Zero series (with over 5,000 five-star reviews), comes an explosive new, action-packed thriller series that takes readers on a wild-ride across Europe, America, and the world. When elite Navy Seal Troy Stark is forced into retirement for his dubious respect for authority, he dreads the quiet life awaiting him with his brothers and buddies in Yonkers, New York. But the quiet doesn’t last long: the NYPD needs Troy’s military expertise to help find and stop a major terrorist threat to New York City. To pre-empt the attack, they need him to fly to Europe and stop it at its source—using any means necessary. Troy finds himself partnered with an Interpol agent who is as different from him as can be, and their instant dislike is mutual. But they have an attack to stop, and only a few days to do it, and together they’ll need each other as they criss-cross Europe in a high-octane cat-and-mouse chase to shut these terrorists down. But what starts off as a straightforward mission (and an opportunity to clear his name) soon catapults Troy headfirst into a global conspiracy. These criminals are more sophisticated than they appear, and even with Troy’s unparalleled military skills, he and his team find themselves constantly one stop behind. With the fate of New York City on the line, the stakes couldn’t be higher. Where will they strike? And when? And can Troy stop it before it’s too late? An unputdownable action thriller with heart-pounding suspense and unforeseen twists, ROGUE FORCE is the debut novel in an exhilarating new series by a #1 bestselling author that will have you fall in love with a brand new action hero—and turn pages late into the night. Books #2 and #3 in the series—ROGUE COMMAND and ROGUE TARGET—are now also available.

Rogue Forces

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Author: Dale Brown
Publisher: Harper Collins
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“Brown is excellent.” —San Francisco Chronicle Dale Brown, whose books live on the New York Times bestseller list—alongside the novels of Vince Flynn, Brad Thor, and other superstars of the military adventure genre—triumphs again with Rogue Forces. A riveting and relentlessly exciting thriller, Rogue Forces explores a timely and important question in this age of Blackwell and Halliburton: What would happen if the Army’s private security contractors became uncontrollably powerful? Brown’s popular character, Patrick McLanahan, is going Rogue in this chillingly plausible adventure that further solidifies Dale Brown’s reputation as “the best military writer in the country” (Clive Cussler).

Rogue Economics

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Author: Loretta Napoleoni
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
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What do Eastern Europe's booming sex trade, America's subprime mortgage lending scandal, China’s fake goods industry, and celebrity philanthropy in Africa have in common? With biopirates trolling the blood industry, fish-farming bandits ravaging the high seas, pornography developing virtually in Second Life, and games like World of Warcraft spawning online sweatshops, how are rogue industries transmuting into global empires? And will the entire system be transformed by the advent of sharia economics? With the precision of an economist and the narrative deftness of a storyteller, syndicated journalist Loretta Napoleoni examines how the world is being reshaped by dark economic forces, creating victims out of millions of ordinary people whose lives have become trapped inside a fantasy world of consumerism. Napoleoni reveals the architecture of our world, and in doing so provides fresh insight into many of the most insoluble problems of our era.

ROGUE ELEMENT

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Author: David Michael Medina
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ROGUE ELEMENT is a spellbinding thriller of seduction, betrayal, and the government. This explosive saga has a young adult Deran swindled into a game of deadly aliens when he sees a bright flash of light and a car crash on the side of the road. He is delivered an ancient alien artifact that gives him telepathy and telekinesis. The government comes after him and his girlfriend Josie, and assign them both to mission to explore a secret modern day ghost town where the aliens are hiding. Rogue Element is a tougher-outlandish serial thriller that heads onto the excitement, and delivers thrills, chills, and exceptional laughter which might leave you wondering--- is the world really all that scary?

Patterns of Force: Star Wars Legends (Coruscant Nights, Book III)

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Author: Michael Reaves
Publisher: Del Rey
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Patterns of Force: Star Wars Legends (Coruscant Nights, Book III) by Michael Reaves Book Resume:

After the Empire’s bloody purge of the Jedi, one lone Knight still fights for those who cannot, unaware that he’s about to be swept into a cataclysmic battle against the Master of Darkness himself. Throughout the galaxy, a captured Jedi is a dead Jedi, even in Coruscant’s most foul subterranean slums, where Jedi Knight Jax Pavan champions the causes of the oppressed with the help of hard-nosed reporter Den Dhur and the wisecracking droid I-5YQ. But Jax is also involved in another struggle–to unlock the secrets of his father’s death and his own past. While Jax believes that I-5YQ holds some of those answers, he never imagines that the truth could be shocking enough to catapult him to the frontlines of a plot to kill Emperor Palpatine. Worse yet, Darth Vader’s relentless search for Jax is about to end . . . in triumph. The future looming over the valiant Jedi and his staunch pals promises to be dark and brief, because there’s no secret whatsoever about the harshest truth of all: Few indeed are those who tangle with Darth Vader . . . and live to tell the tale. Features a bonus section following the novel that includes a primer on the Star Wars expanded universe, and over half a dozen excerpts from some of the most popular Star Wars books of the last thirty years!

Rogue States

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Author: Noam Chomsky
Publisher: Haymarket Books
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The bestselling author and activist “has delivered another impressive argument that the U.S. flouts international law when it finds it convenient to do so” (Publishers Weekly). In this still-timely classic, Noam Chomsky argues that the real “rogue” states are the United States and its allies. Chomsky turns his penetrating gaze toward US involvement in the Middle East, Southeast Asia, the Caribbean, and Latin America to trace the enduring combined effects of military domination and economic imperialism on these regions. “Noam Chomsky is like a medic attempting to cure a national epidemic of selective amnesia . . . [Rogue States is] a timely guide to the tactics that the powerful employ to keep power concentrated and people compliant . . . Chomsky’s work is crucial at a time when our empire perpetually disguises its pursuit of power under the banners of ‘aid,’ ‘humanitarian intervention,’ and ‘globalization.’ Americans have to begin deciphering the rhetoric. Chomsky’s a good place to start.” —The Village Voice “World-famous MIT linguist Chomsky has long kept up a second career as a cogent voice of the hard left, excoriating American imperialism, critiquing blinkered journalists and attacking global economic injustice.” —Publishers Weekly “Nothing escapes [Chomsky’s] attention . . . [Rogue States is] wonderfully lucid.” —PeaceWork Praise for Noam Chomsky “Chomsky is a global phenomenon . . . perhaps the most widely read voice on foreign policy on the planet.” —The New York Times Book Review “The conscience of the American people.” —New Statesman “One of the radical heroes of our age . . . a towering intellect . . . powerful, always provocative.” —The Guardian

Rogue Justice

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Author: Karen J. Greenberg
Publisher: Crown
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The definitive account of how America’s War on Terror sparked a decade-long assault on the rule of law, weakening our courts and our Constitution in the name of national security. The day after September 11, President Bush tasked the attorney general with preventing another terrorist attack on the United States. From that day forward, the Bush administration turned to the Department of Justice to give its imprimatur to activities that had previously been unthinkable—from the NSA’s spying on US citizens to indefinite detention to torture. Many of these activities were secretly authorized, others done in the light of day. When President Obama took office, many observers expected a reversal of these encroachments upon civil liberties and justice, but the new administration found the rogue policies to be deeply entrenched and, at times, worth preserving. Obama ramped up targeted killings, held fast to aggressive surveillance policies, and fell short on bringing reform to detention and interrogation. How did America veer so far from its founding principles of justice? Rogue Justice connects the dots for the first time—from the Patriot Act to today’s military commissions, from terrorism prosecutions to intelligence priorities, from the ACLU’s activism to Edward Snowden’s revelations. And it poses a stark question: Will the American justice system ever recover from the compromises it made for the war on terror? Riveting and deeply reported, Rogue Justice could only have been written by Karen Greenberg, one of this country’s top experts on Guantánamo, torture, and terrorism, with a deep knowledge of both the Bush and Obama administrations. Now she brings to life the full story of law and policy after 9/11, introducing us to the key players and events, showing that time and again, when liberty and security have clashed, justice has been the victim. — Kirkus, Best Books of 2016

Task Force Blue

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Author: Richard Marcinko
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Richard Marcinko's #1 New York Times bestselling autobiography, Rogue Warrior, brought SpecWar combat out in the open. But only fiction could to tell the whole, unrestricted, in two more explosive New York Times bestsellers -- Rogue Warrior: Red Cell and Rogue Warrior: Green Team. Now the Rogue Warrior's back in a raw, authentic novel of relentless action and suspense. When the Rogue Warrior and his elite SEAL team, Task Force Blue, storm a hijacked 727 in Key West, a hostage is killed -- and Marcinko must pay. Facing court-martial and removal from the Navy, his is recuited by the Defense Intelligence Agency to erradicate a secret right-wing terrorist infrastructure. Combating a brutal enemy force, and pursued by the FBI, Marcinko maneuvers through a political, military, and bureaucratic minefield, adhering to the ultimate Commandment of SpecWar -- there are no rules -- win at all cost!

Warrior Prophecy: Rapture's Awakening

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Author: CEO Michael Pulse
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
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Mikha-él Taklishim's involvement in the empire started by falling in love with Terki`îdu·šal, now warning his son to stay away from that primitive world the past is drawn out. Steps are taken which a single individual can’t stop, societies drawn into a dark future and together by these events. Prepared to defend the empire, problems evolve which must be addressed by all deciding together what is accepted. Social order based on equality...yet not all wish for this order thus oppose to the point of death. The one thing which offers savation comes by seeking God to find He has been watching over them all from the beginning. Legends speak of the story known for ages..still it must be lived to be understood. Always a love story passed from one to another, each generation renewing what is important...but what is important only individuals can say.

The Complete Agent Zero Spy Thriller Bundle (Books 1-12)

The Complete Agent Zero Spy Thriller Bundle (Books 1-12) [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Jack Mars
Publisher: Jack Mars
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The Complete Agent Zero Spy Thriller Bundle (Books 1-12) by Jack Mars Book Resume:

“You will not sleep until you are finished with AGENT ZERO. The author did a superb job creating a set of characters who are fully developed and very much enjoyable. The description of the action scenes transport us into a reality that is almost like sitting in a movie theater with surround sound and 3D (it would make an incredible Hollywood movie). I can hardly wait for the sequel.” --Roberto Mattos, Books and Movie Reviews In this much-anticipated debut of an epic spy thriller series by #1 bestseller Jack Mars, readers are taken on an action thriller across Europe as presumed-CIA operative Kent Steele, hunted by terrorists, by the CIA, and by his own identity, must solve the mystery of who is after him, of the terrorists’ pending target—and of the beautiful woman he keeps seeing in his mind. Kent Steele, 38, a brilliant professor of European History at Columbia University, lives a quiet life in a New York suburb with his two teenage daughters. All that changes when late one night he gets a knock on his door and is abducted by three terrorists—and finds himself flown across the ocean to be interrogated in a basement in Paris. They are convinced that Kent is the most lethal spy the CIA has ever known. He is convinced they have the wrong man. Do they? With a conspiracy around him, adversaries as smart as he is, and an assassin on his tail, the wild game of cat and mouse leads Kent on a perilous road—one that may lead back to Langley—and to a shocking discovery of his own identity. AGENT ZERO is an espionage thriller that will keep you turning pages late into the night. “One of the best thrillers I have read this year.” --Books and Movie Reviews (re Any Means Necessary) Also available is Jack Mars’ #1 bestselling LUKE STONE THRILLER series (7 books), which begins with Any Means Necessary (Book #1), a free download with over 800 five star reviews!

Absolute Zero (An Agent Zero Spy Thriller—Book #12)

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Author: Jack Mars
Publisher: Jack Mars
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Absolute Zero (An Agent Zero Spy Thriller—Book #12) by Jack Mars Book Resume:

“You will not sleep until you are finished with AGENT ZERO. A superb job creating a set of characters who are fully developed and very much enjoyable. The description of the action scenes transport us into a reality that is almost like sitting in a movie theater with surround sound and 3D (it would make an incredible Hollywood movie). I can hardly wait for the sequel.” --Roberto Mattos, Books and Movie Reviews ABSOLUTE ZERO is book #12—and the series finale—in the #1 bestselling AGENT ZERO series, which begins with AGENT ZERO (Book #1), a free download with over 500 five-star reviews. In the shocking series finale, Agent Zero learns of a powerful thermonuclear bomb which, set off in the right place, could kill tens of millions. In a breathtaking twist, he learns of something else that will make it even more deadly. The fate of the world is literally at stake as Agent Zero finds himself in a mad race against time, the only person on the planet with a capacity to find the weapon. Yet, while Zero races to find the location, he is up against other formidable forces: dozens of assassins are dispatched to kill him. And in the midst of all this, the time has come for Zero to have a final reckoning with his own deteriorating health. Full circle from his original discovery of the memory chip, Agent Zero is given one last chance to save the planet—if only he can keep from destroying himself—and everything in his path—in his wake. ABSOLUTE ZERO (Book #12) is an un-putdownable espionage thriller that will keep you turning pages late into the night, and the satisfying and stunning climax to a masterful 12-book espionage action series. “Thriller writing at its best.” --Midwest Book Review (re Any Means Necessary) “One of the best thrillers I have read this year.” --Books and Movie Reviews (re Any Means Necessary) Also available is Jack Mars’ #1 bestselling LUKE STONE THRILLER series (7 books), which begins with Any Means Necessary (Book #1), a free download with over 800 five star reviews!

Agent Zero Spy Thriller Bundle: Zero Zero (#11) and Absolute Zero (#12)

Agent Zero Spy Thriller Bundle: Zero Zero (#11) and Absolute Zero (#12) [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Jack Mars
Publisher: Jack Mars
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Agent Zero Spy Thriller Bundle: Zero Zero (#11) and Absolute Zero (#12) by Jack Mars Book Resume:

A bundle of books #11 (ZERO ZERO) and #12 (ABSOLUTE ZERO) in Jack Mars’s Agent Zero Spy Thriller series—a bestseller! This bundle offers books eleven and twelve in one convenient file, with over 150,000 words of reading. In ZERO ZERO (Book #11), when Agent Zero visits his doctor in Switzerland, hoping to salvage his deteriorating health, he is met with a shocking surprise: another agent who has been given a memory implant, just like him. And, just like him, this agent has deadly skills—and a singular mission: to kill Agent Zero. Agent Zero has met his doppleganger, a darker version of himself. Who is he? Who does he work for? Who chipped him? What secrets does he hold about Zero’s past? And why does he want Zero dead? In ABSOLUTE ZERO (Book #12), the shocking series finale, Agent Zero learns of a powerful thermonuclear bomb which, set off in the right place, could kill tens of millions. In a breathtaking twist, he learns of something else that will make it even more deadly. The fate of the world is literally at stake as Agent Zero finds himself in a mad race against time, the only person on the planet with a capacity to find the weapon. Yet, while Zero races to find the location, he is up against other formidable forces: dozens of assassins are dispatched to kill him. And in the midst of all this, the time has come for Zero to have a final reckoning with his own deteriorating health. Full circle from his original discovery of the memory chip, Agent Zero is given one last chance to save the planet—if only he can keep from destroying himself—and everything in his path—in his wake. ABSOLUTE ZERO is an un-putdownable espionage thriller that will keep you turning pages late into the night, and the satisfying and stunning climax to a masterful 12-book espionage action series. Also available is Jack Mars’ #1 bestselling LUKE STONE THRILLER series (7 books), which begins with Any Means Necessary (Book #1), a free download with over 800 five star reviews!

Force Short of War in Modern Conflict

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Author: Galliott Jai Galliott
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
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Force Short of War in Modern Conflict by Galliott Jai Galliott Book Resume:

Jai Galliott explores the overarching phenomenon of how force short of war is being used in modern conflict, and how it impacts just war theory. He shows that we need to bring the rules of war into alignment with increasingly digital means of conducting kinetic warfare through the force short of war paradigm. The use of force short of war is now commonplace, in large part owing to casualty averseness and the explosion of emerging technologies, most notably drones, autonomous robotics and cyberwarfare. It often involves the selective or limited use of military force to achieve political objectives and assumes many forms. These include targeted killing, assassination, special-forces raids, limited duration bombing campaigns or missile strikes, and 'low intensity' counterterrorism and counterinsurgency operations.

Piranha Firing Point

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Author: Michael DiMercurio
Publisher: Crossroad Press
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Piranha Firing Point by Michael DiMercurio Book Resume:

The East China Sea. Six Japanese submarines are attacked and believed destroyed. To the world, it seems like an accident. But to one man, former submarine commander Dick Donchez, it is the first act of war. He alone knows the truth: that the old guard of Red China has stolen the subs to wage a massive attack against the new Free China. Vice Admiral Michael Pacino can't prove Donchez's theory. The U.S. government will not officially retaliate. But when a full-scale battle erupts, Pacino is quickly given command of the Navy's latest undersea weapon: the highly classified submarine known as SSNX. It is America's most advanced and sophisticated warship—and the world's only hope in the final, desperate war for freedom…

Deep Down Things

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Author: Bruce A. Schumm
Publisher: JHU Press
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Introducing readers to the world of particle physics, Deep Down Things opens new realms within which are many clues to unraveling the mysteries of the universe.

Protecting the Pack

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Author: Jana Leigh
Publisher: JK Publishing
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Everly Marta and her family lived in Oakwood, Canada for a reason, it was secluded and they could control who knew their secret. Their pack the Blood Moon Pack was established more than a century ago, right from the beginning they made sure they were self-sustaining so they didn’t need to ask for help from anyone. It also allowed them to fly under the radar, none of them wanted to be involved with all of the politics that were usually needed to be in the shifter world. Laclann Thornegood had been tasked by the Chosen and the Senate to obtain something the Rogue’s had, after weeks he was no closer to getting into Diavolo’s lair than he was the first day he was given the mission. He knew he had to tell Orfeo and Quinn what was going on, but he got more than he bargained for when he returned to seek the powerful men. Liam Grey had once been a warrior for the Chosen, but after the last battle he was involved in, Orfeo had saved his life by turning him into a Vampire. When his Sire Orfeo calls him into his office he finds a little more than expected.

The Seabreeze Handbook

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Author: Alan Watts
Publisher: A&C Black
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The Seabreeze Handbook by Alan Watts Book Resume:

Seabreezes are the lifeblood of cruising and racing sailors - but they are a fickle resource and it's vital to be able to predict and read the situations when they will blow strongly, change direction (annoyingly) or vanish altogether. This is a highly practical handbook from Alan Watts, the renowned meteorology author, on a subject only lightly touched upon in other books. Here he helps seafarers of all types (dinghy sailors, yacht racers, big boat cruisers, etc) to capitalise on when the seabreeze will occur and from what direction. He will explain the relevance of: - Time of day - Sea/land temperature - Local topography (bays, cliffs, headlands, etc) - Pressure systems and their effect on the arrival and duration of seabreezes Illustrated with photos, wind charts, box-outs, checklists, and tips and hints, this is the book that will help sailors to use the wind efficiently, whether to cruise or race successfully.

Sexual Assault in Canada

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Author: Elizabeth A. Sheehy
Publisher: University of Ottawa Press
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Sexual Assault in Canada is the first English-language book in almost two decades to assess the state of sexual assault law and legal practice in Canada. Gathering together feminist scholars, lawyers, activists and policy-makers, it presents a picture of the difficult issues that Canadian women face when reporting and prosecuting sexual violence. The volume addresses many themes including the systematic undermining of women who have been sexually assaulted, the experiences of marginalized women, and the role of women’s activism. It explores sexual assault in various contexts, including professional sports, the doctor–patient relationship, and residential schools. And it highlights the influence of certain players in the reporting and litigation of sexual violence, including health care providers, social workers, police, lawyers and judges. Sexual Assault in Canada provides both a multi-faceted assessment of the progress of feminist reforms to Canadian sexual assault law and practice, and articulates a myriad of new ideas, proposed changes to law, and inspired activist strategies. This book was created to celebrate the tenth anniversary of Jane Doe’s remarkable legal victory against the Toronto police for sex discrimination in the policing of rape and for negligence in failing to warn her of a serial rapist. The case made legal history and motivated a new generation of feminist activists. This book honours her pioneering work by reflecting on how law, legal practice and activism have evolved over the past decade and where feminist research and reform should lead in the years to come.

Math and the Mona Lisa

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Author: Bulent Atalay
Publisher: Smithsonian Institution
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Math and the Mona Lisa by Bulent Atalay Book Resume:

Leonardo da Vinci was one of history's true geniuses, equally brilliant as an artist, scientist, and mathematician. Readers of The Da Vinci Code were given a glimpse of the mysterious connections between math, science, and Leonardo's art. Math and the Mona Lisa picks up where The Da Vinci Code left off, illuminating Leonardo's life and work to uncover connections that, until now, have been known only to scholars. Bülent Atalay, a distinguished scientist and artist, examines the science and mathematics that underlie Leonardo's work, paying special attention to the proportions, patterns, shapes, and symmetries that scientists and mathematicians have also identified in nature. Following Leonardo's own unique model, Atalay searches for the internal dynamics of art and science, revealing to us the deep unity of the two cultures. He provides a broad overview of the development of science from the dawn of civilization to today's quantum mechanics. From this base of information, Atalay offers a fascinating view into Leonardo's restless intellect and modus operandi, allowing us to see the source of his ideas and to appreciate his art from a new perspective.

The Roles of the United States, Russia and China in the New World Order

The Roles of the United States, Russia and China in the New World Order [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Hafeez Malik
Publisher: Springer
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The Roles of the United States, Russia and China in the New World Order by Hafeez Malik Book Resume:

In the name of peace, international cooperation, democracy, trade and human rights, the struggle for power is underway between the United States, Russia and China. This struggle is motivated by the natural clash of national interests, an almost preordained process in the contemporary state system. The struggle for power has been the dynamic element of history, and it is likely to be in the future. International war(s) may or may not ensue between the three major powers, but their relations will remain competitive, and at times quite hostile.

The Road to Hell

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Author: Julian Sher,William Marsden
Publisher: Seal Books
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The Road to Hell by Julian Sher,William Marsden Book Resume:

In this definitive, up-to-the-minute account of the Hells Angels in Canada, two veteran journalists investigate why the recent imprisonment of feared biker leader, Maurice “Mom” Boucher, is too little, too late. By the spring of 2002, Boucher was safely in prison but the Hells Angels had grown to 37 chapters with close to 600 members across the country. They had taken over the drug trade and continued their rapid expansion into Ontario with a recent, high-profile enlistment -- or patchover -- of 168 members from other gangs. In Winnipeg, gang warfare turned ugly as the Hells muscled out the competition and firebombed a policeman’s home. In Vancouver, they secured a stranglehold on smuggling in the all-important West Coast port. The Road to Hell is the story of how the Hells have taken over the Canadian crime scene: how politicians dithered while overburdened prosecutors burned out and lost major cases; how police brass squabbled while a handful of dedicated cops worked years to amass their evidence; how a few citizens stood up the bikers and paid for that bravery with their lives. Murder plots, drug deals, money laundering and assassinations are brought to life through never-before-revealed police files, wiretaps and surveillance tapes. In gripping prose, the authors tell all about Boucher’s war on the justice system; how he finally lost in Quebec, thanks in part to Danny Kane, a reluctant biker turned informer; but how across Canada the Hells have succeeded in building a national crime empire. The RCMP and then the police in Montreal would run Danny Kane as one of the most successful -- and most secretive -- agents ever to infiltrate organized crime. Kane would climb all the way to the top: from a lowly hangaround to a trusted confidante of the Quebec Nomads, the elite chapter led by the top Hells Angels lieutenants of Maurice “Mom” Boucher. And through his entire six-year-career as a spy, few people -- even inside the police -- would ever know about his dangerous double life. -- from The Road to Hell

Post Communist States in the World Community

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Author: William E. Ferry,Roger E. Kanet
Publisher: Springer
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Post Communist States in the World Community by William E. Ferry,Roger E. Kanet Book Resume:

Post-Communist States in the World Community provides a selection of papers on various aspects of the foreign and security policies of the post-communist states of Europe presented originally at the Fifth World Congress of Central and East European Studies in Warsaw. The articles cover Russian foreign and security policy, Russian policy in Europe, the foreign policies of the countries of East-Central Europe and Russian policy in East Asia.

Jedi Trial: Star Wars Legends

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Author: David Sherman
Publisher: Del Rey
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“Within twenty-four standard hours we will sit firmly astride the communications link that connects the worlds of the Republic. . . . Our control will be a dagger thrust directly at Coruscant. This is the move that will win the war for us.” With these ominous words, Pors Tonith, ruthless minion of Count Dooku, declares the fate of the Republic sealed. Commanding a Separatist invasion force more than one million strong, the cunning financier-turned-warrior lays siege to the planet Praesitlyn, home of the strategic intergalactic communications center that is key to the Republic’ s survival in the Clone Wars. Left unchallenged, this decisive strike could indeed pave the way for the toppling of more Republic worlds . . . and ultimate victory for the Separatists. Retaliation must be swift and certain. But engaging the enemy throughout the galaxy has already stretched Supreme Chancellor Palpatine’s armies to the limit. There is no choice but to move against the surging waves of invading battle-droids on Praesitlyn with only a small contingent of clone soldiers. Commanding them will be Jedi Master Nejaa Halcyon–hand-picked by the Council for the do-or-die mission. And at his side, skilled young starfighter pilot Anakin Skywalker, a promising young Jedi Padawan eager to be freed of the bonds of apprenticeship–and to be awarded the title of Jedi Knight. Shoulder to shoulder with a rogue Republic army officer and his battle-hardened crew, a hulking Rondian mercenary with an insatiable taste for combat, and a duo of ready-for-anything soldiers, the Jedi generals take to the skies and the punishing desert terrain of occupied Praesitlyn–to bring the battle to the Separatist forces. Already outnumbered and outgunned, when confronted with an enemy ultimatum that could lead to the massacre of innocents, they may also be out of options. Unless Anakin Skywalker can strike a crucial balance between the wisdom born of the Force . . . and the instincts of a born warrior. Features a bonus section following the novel that includes a primer on the Star Wars expanded universe, and over half a dozen excerpts from some of the most popular Star Wars books of the last thirty years!

Rogue Command (A Troy Stark Thriller—Book #2)

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“Thriller writing at its best. Thriller enthusiasts who relish the precise execution of an international thriller, but who seek the psychological depth and believability of a protagonist who simultaneously fields professional and personal life challenges, will find this a gripping story that's hard to put down.” --Midwest Book Review, Diane Donovan (regarding Any Means Necessary) “One of the best thrillers I have read this year. The plot is intelligent and will keep you hooked from the beginning. The author did a superb job creating a set of characters who are fully developed and very much enjoyable. I can hardly wait for the sequel.” --Books and Movie Reviews, Roberto Mattos (re Any Means Necessary) From #1 bestselling and USA Today bestselling author Jack Mars, author of the critically-acclaimed Luke Stone and Agent Zero series (with over 5,000 five-star reviews), comes an explosive new, action-packed thriller series that takes readers on a wild-ride across Europe, America, and the world. Although elite Navy Seal Troy Stark was forced into retirement for his dubious respect for authority, his work in stopping a major terrorist threat to New York did not go unnoticed. Now part of a new, secret international organization, Troy must hunt down all threats to the U.S. and pre-empt them overseas—bending the rules if he has to. In ROGUE COMMAND, a group of European terrorists have a new, unexpected target, with nuclear-level consequences. With the clock ticking for Troy to stop them before they set off a global war, Troy, partnered with an Interpol agent whom he grudgingly respects, is up against the enemy of his life. But there is only one problem: no one knows exactly what the target is. And as Troy’s investigative work leads to a discovery, he realizes it may not be the target—or the enemy—they all think it is. Just how deep do these terrorists’ connections run? An unputdownable action thriller with heart-pounding suspense and unforeseen twists, ROGUE COMMAND is the debut novel in an exhilarating new series by a #1 bestselling author that will have you fall in love with a brand new action hero—and turn pages late into the night. Book #3 in the series—ROGUE TARGET—is now also available.

Day Of Honor Omnibus

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Together in one volume: six complete novels that explore the heart and soul of Klingons everywhere! To true Klingon™ warriors, no occasion is more sacred than the Day of Honor, when they pay homage to all that makes them Klingon. But honor can take many forms.... STAR TREK The Next Generation® Ancient Blood Worf finds his honor tested when he goes undercover to infiltrate a planetary criminal network. Along with his son, Worf must confront deadly danger -- as well as deceit and corruption. STAR TREK Deep Space Nine® Armageddon Sky Dispatched on a secret mission, Commander Worf and the crew of the Starship Defiant find themselves trapped on an alien world threatened by a global cataclysm, along with a party of disgraced Klingons whose honor has driven them out of the Empire. STAR TREK Voyager® Her Klingon™ Soul Ashamed of her Klingon heritage, B'Elanna Torres regards the Day of Honor as an unwelcome reminder of all she has struggled to repress. But when she and Harry Kim are captured by alien slavers, Torres needs all her strength and cunning to survive -- and her honor as well. STAR TREK® Treaty's Law Captain Kirk must enter into an uneasy alliance with his old enemy, Commander Kor, when an alien fleet attacks both the Klingons and the Starship Enterprise. Now Kirk and Kor must rely on each other's honor to fight a common foe. STAR TREK Voyager® Day of Honor B'Elanna Torres and Tom Paris put their lives on the line to save The Starship Voyager™. But with time running out, Torres has only one last chance to reveal the true feelings she has buried for years. STAR TREK Deep Space Nine® Honor Bound When the hunting instinct takes over Commander Worf's young son Alexander, Worf gives Alexander's teacher his Klingon word of honor that his son's behavior will change. But Alexander may pay a heavy price as he faces disgrace and dishonor for challenging his bullying classmates with character instead of force.

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Day of Honor #1: Ancient Blood

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Star Trek: The Next Generation: Day of Honor #1: Ancient Blood by Diane Carey Book Resume:

In this first of the thrilling Day of Honor series, Star Trek: The Next Generation’s Worf and his son find themselves at a deadly crossroads between Klingon honor and their own personal ideals. To Klingon warriors, no occasion is more sacred than the Day of Honor—a celebration where they pay homage to all that makes them Klingon. But honor often comes at a price and Worf finds his tested when he goes undercover to infiltrate a planetary criminal network. How can he root out the overwhelming corruption without resorting to deceit and treachery himself? Meanwhile, his son, Alexander, is confronted with his own dilemma. How can he align his own sense of Klingon honor with his human heritage? Together, father and son embark on a complicated and dangerous journey that may cost them their Klingon souls.

Zero Zero (An Agent Zero Spy Thriller—Book #11)

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“You will not sleep until you are finished with AGENT ZERO. A superb job creating a set of characters who are fully developed and very much enjoyable. The description of the action scenes transport us into a reality that is almost like sitting in a movie theater with surround sound and 3D (it would make an incredible Hollywood movie). I can hardly wait for the sequel.” --Roberto Mattos, Books and Movie Reviews ZERO ZERO is book #11 in the #1 bestselling AGENT ZERO series, which begins with AGENT ZERO (Book #1), a free download with nearly 300 five-star reviews. When Agent Zero visits his doctor in Switzerland, hoping to salvage his deteriorating health, he is met with a shocking surprise: another agent who has been given a memory implant, just like him. And, just like him, this agent has deadly skills—and a singular mission: to kill Agent Zero. Agent Zero has met his doppleganger, a darker version of himself. Who is he? Who does he work for? Who chipped him? What secrets does he hold about Zero’s past? And why does he want Zero dead? ZERO ZERO (Book #11) is an un-putdownable espionage thriller that will keep you turning pages late into the night. Book #12--THE SERIES FINALE--is also available! “Thriller writing at its best.” --Midwest Book Review (re Any Means Necessary) “One of the best thrillers I have read this year.” --Books and Movie Reviews (re Any Means Necessary) Also available is Jack Mars’ #1 bestselling LUKE STONE THRILLER series (7 books), which begins with Any Means Necessary (Book #1), a free download with over 800 five star reviews!

The Complete Forging of Luke Stone and Luke Stone Thriller Bundle

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In a cat and mouse chase, Agent Luke Stone realizes he is up against a vast conspiracy, and that the target is even more high value than he could have imagined—leading all the way to the President of the United States. “Thriller writing at its best. Thriller enthusiasts who relish the precise execution of an international thriller, but who seek the psychological depth and believability of a protagonist who simultaneously fields professional and personal life challenges, will find this a gripping story that's hard to put down.” --Midwest Book Review, Diane Donovan (regarding Any Means Necessary) “One of the best thrillers I have read this year. The plot is intelligent and will keep you hooked from the beginning. The author did a superb job creating a set of characters who are fully developed and very much enjoyable. I can hardly wait for the sequel.” --Books and Movie Reviews, Roberto Mattos (re Any Means Necessary) A complete bundle of 13 books in THE FORGING OF LUKE STONE and the LUKE STONE THRILLER series by USA Today bestselling author Jack Mars, author of the critically-acclaimed Agent Zero series (with over 5,000 five-star reviews). In his explosive, action-packed thriller series, Jack Mars takes readers on a wild-ride across America and the world. In THE FORGING OF LUKE STONE, when elite Delta Force soldier Luke Stone, 29, joins a secretive government agency, he is dispatched on the mission of a lifetime: a whirlwind race across Europe and the Mid-East to save the President’s daughter before she is beheaded by terrorists. Here, we see the forging of one of the world’s toughest—and most lethal—soldiers: Luke Stone. A 29 year old veteran who has seen enough battle to last a lifetime, Luke is tapped by the Special Response Team, a secretive new FBI agency (led by his mentor Don Morris) to tackle the most high-stake terrorism operations in the world. Luke, still haunted by his wartime past and newly married to an expecting Becca, is dispatched on a mission to Iraq, with his new partner Ed Newsam, to bring in a rogue American contractor. But what begins as a routine mission mushrooms into something much, much bigger. When the President’s teenage daughter, kidnapped in Europe, is ransomed by terrorists, Luke may be the only one in the world who can save her before it is too late. In the LUKE STONE THRILLER series, what begins it all is the theft of nuclear waste by jihadists from an unguarded New York City hospital. The police, in a frantic race against time, call in the FBI—and Luke Stone, head of an elite, secretive, department within the FBI, is the only man who can handle it. Luke realizes right away that the terrorists’ aim is to create a dirty bomb, that they seek a high-value target, and that they will hit it within 48 hours. Caught in a chase that pits the world’s most savvy government agents against its most sophisticated terrorists, Agent Stone peels back layer after layer. With Luke framed for the crime, his team threatened and his own family in danger, the stakes could not be higher. But as a former special forces commando, Luke has been in tough positions before, and he will not give up until he finds a way to stop them—using any means necessary. Twist follows twist as one man finds himself up against an army of obstacles and conspiracies, pushing even the limits of what he can handle—and culminating in a shocking climax. A political thriller with heart-pounding action, dramatic international settings, and non-stop suspense, THE FORGING OF LUKE STONE and the LUKE STONE THRILLER series will leave you turning pages late into the night.

Clear Hold Build

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Author: Sudeep Chakravarti
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Winner, Excellence Award, Best Insights into Asian Societies, Asian Publishing Award 2014 Winner, Excellence Award, Best Insights into Asian Societies, Asian Publishing Award 2014 How could a group as respectable as Tata get it so wrong with human rights and community engagement in Kalinga Nagar and Singur? What lessons has it learnt? Why did Vedanta Resources Plc insist on mining in the Niyamgiri Hills in the face of opposition from the tribal inhabitants of the region who fear desecration of their god and losing their land and home? How valid are the safety concerns of the residents of Kudankulam protesting against a nuclear power plant? What gives a global giant like Posco the ability to ride over local sentiments in acquiring land for their mammoth steel plant in Odisha?There is growing discontent over the manner in which governments and businesses in India treat communities and stakeholders. Presumption, arrogance, suspicion and deceit often hold sway over community engagement and holistic human resource development. Disaffection of project-affected communities over issues of land acquisition, resettlement and rehabilitation has emerged as a major threat to economic growth in India, besides adding to the cost of businesses on account of lost opportunities, delays and liability. Driven to the wall, the world of business is finally waking up to the idea of human rights, of true corporate social responsibility.This book offers a must-do checklist for human rights, and for responsible business planning and policy-making. Sudeep Chakravarti speaks to senior executives, policymakers, activists, lawyers and local communities across such conflict zones in India to present a ringside view of the present and future of business and human rights. He breathes fresh understanding into some of the biggest human rights flashpoints in recent years - Vedanta, Tata Steel, Posco, Kudankulam - as well as less visible ones, and numerous forgotten projects, places and people that continue to haunt the development story of twenty-first century India.Clear. Hold. Build. is a groundbreaking work that highlights avoidable battle lines and seeks to change the way government, businesses and communities talk with each other, treat each other and work with each other.

Adventures in Time and Space

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Adventures in Time and Space by Mary P. Taylor Book Resume:

Stardate 1999. To commemorate twenty years of thrilling Star Trek novels, Pocket Books is proud to present a one-of-a-kind tribute volume highlighting the most unforgettable moments from a generation of bold explorations by some of the most imaginative science fiction authors of our time! Selected by an expert Star Trek fan, Star Trek: Adventures In Time and Space contains page after page of terrific Star Trek moments. Over the course of two decades, Pocket Books has published hundreds of fantastic adventures set in the astounding universes of Star Trek, Star Trek: The Next Generation®, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine®, and Star Trek: Voyager®. Here is the crème de la crème of Starfleet's literary voyages: the most dramatic confrontations, the strangest aliens, the most deadly perils that ever tested Kirk, Picard, Sisko, Janeway, and their valiant crews. Journey backwards through time to sample the best the future has to offer! SPECIAL BONUS FEATURE: The Star Trek Novel Chronology, showing where each book falls in the grand Star Trek saga -- because readers demanded it!

Death in Winter

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Death in Winter by Michael Jan Friedman Book Resume:

Destinies are shattered, the Romulan Empire is shaken to its core, and Jean Luc-Picard’s life is changed forever in this Star Trek: The Next Generation novel. Long before Captain Jean-Luc Picard took command of the legendary Starship Enterprise™, he fell deeply and hopelessly in love with Doctor Beverly Crusher. Though, for one reason or another, Picard never acted on his feelings, he found a measure of contentment as Beverly’s close friend, colleague, and daily breakfast partner. But when Doctor Crusher leaves her position on the Enterprise to become the chief medical officer of Starfleet, the brightest light in Picard’s life is taken from him. And he has hardly resigned himself to his loss when he learns that Beverly has been declared missing in action on a distant planet—and presumed dead. Kevratas is a bleak, frozen world on the far side of the Romulan Neutral Zone where the Federation has become the plague-ravaged natives’ only real hope of survival and freedom. Starfleet has no recourse but to send in another team to try to save the Kevrata—and Picard is the natural choice. Critical to the success of his mission are two colleagues who served under him when he commanded the Starship Stargazer—Pug Joseph, a man with a past to live down, and Doctor Carter Greyhorse, who has served time for attempted murder—as well as a Romulan who left his people years earlier and never expected to return. Together, they follow the trail of Beverly Crusher to Kevratas, determined to succeed where the doctor failed. On the Romulan homeworld, meanwhile, the political vacuum created by the demise of Praetor Shinzon has been filled by his staunchest supporter, Senator Tal’aura. But there are those who oppose her, including Commander Donatra and the warbird fleets under her command, because of the way Tal’aura has mishandled rebellions on the Empire's subject worlds. And one rebellion in particular; the movement for self-determination on frigid Kevratas. So begins a desperate struggle—not only for the freedom of the long-oppressed Kevrata but also for the soul of the Romulan Empire. Before it’s over, destinies will be forged and shattered, the Empire will be shaken to its ancient foundations, and Jean-Luc Picard's life will be changed...forever.

Serial Vigilantes of Paperback Fiction

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Author: Bradley Mengel
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Serial Vigilantes of Paperback Fiction by Bradley Mengel Book Resume:

Rough justice has often been served in the pages of serial novels, notably beginning with Don Pendleton’s The Executioner in 1969. This is the first overview of the serial vigilante genre, which featured such hard-boiled protagonists as Nick Carter, Mark Stone, Jake Brand and Able Team among the 130 series that followed Pendleton’s novel. Serial vigilantes repeatedly take the law into their own hands, establishing and imposing their own moral standards, usually by force. The book examines the connections between the serial vigilante and the pulp hero that preceded him and how the serial vigilante has influenced a variety of tough guys, private eyes, spies and cops in different media. A complete bibliography for each series is featured.

Abyss: Star Wars Legends (Fate of the Jedi)

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Following a trail of clues across the galaxy, Luke Skywalker continues his quest to find the reasons behind Jacen Solo’s dark downfall and to win redemption for the Jedi Order. Sojourning among the mysterious Aing-Tii monks has left Luke and his son Ben with no real answers, only the suspicion that the revelations they seek lie in the forbidden reaches of the distant Maw Cluster. There, hidden from the galaxy in a labyrinth of black holes, dwell the Mind Walkers: those whose power to transcend their bodies and be one with the Force is as seductive and intoxicating as it is potentially fatal. But it may be Luke’s only path to the truth. Meanwhile, on Coruscant, the war of wills between Galactic Alliance Chief of State Natasi Daala and the Jedi Order is escalating. Outraged over the carbonite freezing of young Jedi Knights Valin and Jysella Horn after their inexplicable mental breakdowns, the Jedi are determined to defy Daala’s martial tactics, override Council Master Kenth Hamner’s wavering leadership, and deal on their own terms with the epidemic of madness preying on their ranks. As Han and Leia Solo, along with their daughter Jaina, join the fight to protect more stricken Knights from arrest, Jedi healers race to find a cure for the rapidly spreading affliction. But none of them realize the blaster barrel is already swinging in their direction–and Chief Daala is about to pull the trigger. Nor do Luke and Ben, deep in the Maw Cluster and pushing their Force abilities beyond known limits, realize how close they are–to the Sith strike squad bent on exterminating the Skywalkers, to a nexus of dark-side energy unprecedented in its power and its hunger, and to an explosive confrontation between opposing wielders of the Force from which only one Master–good or evil–can emerge alive. Features a bonus section following the novel that includes a primer on the Star Wars expanded universe, and over half a dozen excerpts from some of the most popular Star Wars books of the last thirty years!

Don't Mean Nothin'

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Author: Col. C.H. Williamson
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Fasten your seat belt, lock and load, and get ready to read about the most secret unit of the Vietnam War. Discover why and how it was formed, how it planned and conducted its actual operations, and how both its US and indigenous elements fought and died in a covert war that never made the headlines because their actions and employment locations were too classified. Get an insiders look into the most sensitive and classified operation of the entire Vietnam War; a covert raid into mainland China; a Top Secret mission that never came to light, either during or after that conflict! Find out who authorized it and why, and discover how it was planned and executed; and why China never acknowledged that it actually happened. Tag along with a Green Beret Team as they recruit and train 350 Nung Chinese mercenaries to successfully conduct it, and defying off the chart odds when they actually accomplish it! Lastly, uncover why the raid itself was essential in preventing a major escalation of the War; one so dangerous it threatened all of Southeast Asia. And discover why its success prevented a superpower confrontation where all options, including the nuclear one, were on the table!

Tigers of the Tigris

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Tigers of the Tigris: An American Advisor's Journey Through Culture, Religion and Intrigue in Building the Iraqi Armyis a remarkable memoir of a military advisor with a military advisory team referred to as a Military Transition Team (MiTT) in Iraq. It is required reading for those interested in understanding how U.S. forces used military advisory teams to achieve unity of effort to build legitimacy and strengthen security forces. It is also required reading to understand Iraqi cultural and religious aspects and the center of gravity for the war - the concept of winning and changing of hearts and minds in Iraq. The author carries readers behind closed doors to witness negotiations, intrigue and the struggle to win the hearts and minds of local sheikhs and religious leaders. He describes meetings with prominent religious leaders such as Abd El Azziz Al Hakim, the head of the Supreme Council for the Islamic Revolution in Iraq and Ayatollah Hussein Al Sadr, a powerful Shi'a cleric in Baghdad. Experience the daunting tasks faced by the MiTT to advise, coach, teach and mentor Iraqi security forces and provide direct access to coalition capabilities such as fire support, medical evacuation, and intelligence gathering. Enjoy the sweet success in getting the first Iraqi Army Brigade to achieve full responsibility for its own battle sector in Iraq. Live through what it is like dealing with sectarian problems between the Sunni Arab majority who had held power for many centuries and the Shi'a Arabs, the nation's long-repressed majority. Understand the role that culture and religion play in Iraqi society and how American soldiers adapted to overcome these problems. Tigers of the Tigrisis an informative read that provides first-hand accounts from military advisors in the field who go about their day-to-day duties of both fighting the insurgents and winning hearts and minds of Iraqis. "There has been a lot written about day to day combat operations, but this book will take you inside the little publicized effort to build an Iraqi force for stabilizing the country. It is a must read if you have someone in Iraq or if you just want to know what it is like for an American soldier in Iraq working side by side with Iraqi soldiers to build a new Army." Stephen E. Henthorne, FRUSI Senior Advisor, Civil-Military Centre of Excellence (CCOE-NATO), Joint-Interagency-Multinational Stability Operations (Joint CA/CIMIC/CMO Interoperability) "An insightful book. Tigers of the Tigrisprovides not only an exciting memoir of an American military advisor, but also a manual for effective counterinsurgency. Through personal stories the author describes the impact of culture and religion and the ever important non-lethal interaction with Iraqi citizens." Huntington Blair (Hunt) Downer, Major General, Louisiana Army National Guard. "Mark Kerry has opened a window into the cultural inner-workings of Iraqi society and its army that illuminate the challenges Iraqis are facing in rebuilding their society as free and democratic. He also illustrates the cultural undercurrents that lead to phenomena that otherwise mystify a Western observer. Kerry's book is a must-read for American officers detailed to advisory positions. I also recommend it as an exemplar of a model of counterinsurgency that demonstrates the considerable gains made from simply visiting religious and tribal opinion leaders, answering their questions and addressing their concerns, and persuading them to support the goals and activities of the counterinsurgent." Dr. Adam Shilling

Affective Movements, Methods and Pedagogies

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Author: Anne Harris,Stacy Holman Jones
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Affective Movements, Methods and Pedagogies invites readers to think with affect about performance, pedagogies and their inherent activist, embodied and collective natures. It works across multiple spheres to help readers understand how to deploy affective approaches rather than to simply think with affect theory about traditional methods. The book is structured and curated across three main thematic sections: affective movements, methods and pedagogies, each of which treats the core explorations of affect and performance through a different perspective. It is concerned with the ways performance and theatrical methods work with and through a theoretics of affect. The sixteen chapters include work that models theoretical practices in writing, and demonstrates how theorising affect and its methods is itself a performative practice. The contributors offer rich examples from diverse geopolitical as well as disciplinary contexts, innovative methods, and finally, intersectional theoretics. This collection will be of interest to higher education students exploring methodologies, and academic researchers and teachers in the fields of performance studies, communication, critical studies, sociology and the arts.

A Simple Justice

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Author: Melanie Beals Goan
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When the Declaration of Independence was signed by a group of wealthy white men in 1776, poor white men, African Americans, and women quickly discovered that the unalienable rights it promised were not truly for all. The Nineteenth Amendment eventually gave women the right to vote in 1920, but the change was not welcomed by people of all genders in politically and religiously conservative Kentucky. As a result, the suffrage movement in the Commonwealth involved a tangled web of stakeholders, entrenched interest groups, unyielding constitutional barriers, and activists with competing strategies. In A Simple Justice, Melanie Beals Goan offers a new and deeper understanding of the women's suffrage movement in Kentucky by following the people who labored long and hard to see the battle won. Women's suffrage was not simply a question of whether women could and should vote; it carried more serious implications for white supremacy and for the balance of federal and state powers -- especially in a border state. Shocking racial hostility surfaced even as activists attempted to make America more equitable. Goan looks beyond iconic women such as Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton to reveal figures whose names have been lost to history. Laura Clay and Madeline McDowell Breckinridge led the Kentucky movement, but they did not do it alone. This timely study introduces readers to individuals across the Bluegrass State who did their part to move the nation closer to achieving its founding ideals.

Cyber Shot

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Author: Trevor Scott
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Cyber Shot by Trevor Scott Book Resume:

When a series of events bring Chad Hunter and hot Agency super spy Sirena back together again, the action gets ramped up immediately. Chad has been hired by the Defense Department to develop a new weapon system based on the Hypershot rail gun system, with a scheduled test looming from a remote site on a volcano in Ecuador. While attending a United Nations World Conference on International Telecommunications in Brazil, Chad runs into Sirena. After a terrorist group bombs the hotel, killing a number of diplomats, and almost killing Chad and Sirena, the two of them join forces to discover who was behind the bombing. Did the bombing have anything to do with Chad's weapons test? Eventually, Sirena must choose between her allegiance with the Agency and her friendship with Chad, while both run for their lives from the remote Ecuadorian forest to the steamy shores of Columbia, fighting a brutal force of hired killers, government agents and a cabal of bureaucratic numbskulls determined to bring them both down.

Affective Critical Regionality

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Author: Neil Campbell
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Investigates the concept of affective critical regionality to demonstrate how it deepens our sense of and relations to place.

All Elevations Unknown

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Author: Sam Lightner Jr.
Publisher: Crown
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All Elevations Unknown by Sam Lightner Jr. Book Resume:

“In 1999, when mankind had successfully mapped the surface of the Moon, Venus, and Mars, there were still sections of Borneo that man had nothing to say about other than ‘all elevations unknown.’” In the spring of 1999, armed with little more than a description from a book and a map labeled “all elevations unknown,” Sam Lightner and his German rock-climbing buddy, Volker, found themselves deep in the jungles of Borneo on a mission to climb a mountain that was only rumored to exist. They had only their climbing expertise to rely on and a copy of a little-known book titled World Within, written by Major Tom Harrison, a British World War II soldier who had been one of the first white men ever to explore the interior jungles of the island and interact with its native peoples. He had also conducted one of the most daring and unusual campaigns in military history: In 1945, he had been assigned the near-impossible mission of parachuting blindly into the thick Borneo rain forests to unite the feuding native tribes–who then had a grisly habit of cutting off heads–against the Japanese in order to reclaim the island for the Allies. A captivating, utterly original combination of travel-adventure memoir and historical re-creation, All Elevations Unknown charts Lightner’s exhilarating, often harrowing quest to ascend the mountain Batu Lawi in the face of leeches, vipers, and sweat bees, and to keep his team together in one of the earth’s most treacherous uncharted pockets. Along the way, Lightner reconstructs a fascinating historical narrative that chronicles Tom Harrison’s adventures on Borneo during the war and illuminates an astonishing piece of forgotten World War II history. Rife with suspense and vivid detail, the two intertwining tales open up the island of Borneo, its people, and its history in a powerful, unforgettable way, and take adventure writing to new heights. A daring twist on the travel-adventure genre that places the talented Lightner in the ranks of authors such as Jon Krakauer, Sebastian Junger, and Redmond O’Hanlon, All Elevations Unknown is ultimately the remarkable story of two adventurers, separated by fifty years and united by one mountain.