Surrender Is Not an Option

Defending America at the United Nations
Author: John Bolton
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416552855
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 512
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A former ambassador to the United Nations explains his controversial efforts to defend American interests and reform the U.N., presenting his argument for why he believes the United States can enable a greater global security arrangement for modern times. Reprint.

Surrender Is Not an Option

Defending America at the United Nations
Author: John Bolton
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416552847
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 486
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A former ambassador to the United Nations explains his controversial efforts to defend American interests and reform the U.N., presenting his argument for why he believes the United States can enable a greater global security arrangement for modern times. 150,000 first printing.

Surrender Is Not an Option

Defending America at the United Nations
Author: John Bolton
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 141657557X
Category: Political Science
Page: 496
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With no-holds-barred candor, the straight-talking former ambassador to the United Nations takes readers behind the scenes at the UN and the U.S. State Department and reveals why his efforts to defend American interests and reform the UN resulted in controversy. A veteran of three Republican administrations and a nominee for the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize, Bolton shows how the U.S. can lead the way to a more realistic global security arrangement for the twenty-first century and identifies the next generation of threats to America. The son of a Baltimore firefighter and the first person in his family to go to college, with scholarships to Yale University and Yale Law School, John Bolton studied with preeminent conservative thinkers Robert Bork and Ralph Winter. After law school, he experienced the "Reagan Revolution" firsthand in Edwin Meese's justice department -- where the American judiciary was fundamentally reshaped. His diplomatic skills were honed working with Secretary of State James Baker during the presidency of George H. W. Bush, and serving in the administration of President George W. Bush as Undersecretary of State for Arms Control and International Security Affairs. In this revealing memoir, he candidly recounts his appointment in 2005 as Ambassador to the United Nations, his headline-making Senate confirmation battle, which resulted in his recess appointment, and his sixteen-month tenure at the United Nations. Bolton offers keen insight into such international crises as North Korea's nuclear test, Iran's pursuit of nuclear weapons, the genocide in Darfur, the monthlong negotiation that produced the controversial end of hostilities between Israel and Hezbollah, and more. Recounting both his successes and frustrations in taking a hard line against weapons-of-mass destruction proliferators, terrorists, and rogue states such as North Korea and Iran, he also exposes the operational inadequacies that hinder the UN's effectiveness in international diplomacy and its bias against Israel and the United States. At home, he criticizes the pernicious bureaucratic inertia in the U.S. State Department that can undermine presidential policy. A fascinating chronicle of the career of a distinguished lawyer and diplomat who has fought to preserve American sovereignty and strength at home and abroad, Surrender Is Not an Option is the candid memoir of one of America's outstanding statesmen that is sure to become required reading for everyone interested in international affairs.

Surrender Not an Option


Author: Gene H. Pugh
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781539108337
Category:
Page: 312
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Survivors guilt is not the only thing that is bothering Allen Purvis. He has to relive in his mind the battles in a denied area when he was assigned to MACVSOG the ultimate secret organization during the Viet Nam war. He is put to the test when he commands his friends to sacrifice themselves to save the others of the unit. Wendy Salas, nurse at the 95th Evacuation Hospital sees the horrors of the war everyday. Her pain is personal. A chance meeting on R&R in Hong Kong brings these two people together as soul mates in a hope that one of them can save the other. Purvis like the others wondered why they were saved and the answer was there all the time.

Underdogma

How America's Enemies Use Our Love for the Underdog to Trash American Power
Author: Michael Prell
Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.
ISBN: 1935618652
Category: Political Science
Page: 280
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“Analyzing and refuting the common assumptions of anti-Americanism is a critical contribution to the global political debate. Thank goodness for this effort.” —UN Ambassador John Bolton, author of Surrender is Not an Option David versus Goliath, the American Revolutionaries, "The Little Engine That Could," Team USA’s "Miracle on Ice," the Star Wars Rebel Alliance, Rocky Balboa, the Jamaican bobsled team and the meek inheriting the Earth. Everyone, it seems, loves an underdog. Why is that? We begin life tiny and helpless, at the mercy of those who are bigger and more powerful than us: parents and guardians who tell us what to eat, what to wear, how to behave (even when to sleep and wake up). From childhood into adulthood, we’re told what to do by those who wield more power—our parents, teachers, bosses government. So naturally, we have a predisposition to resent the overdogs and root for the little guy. But this tendency, which international political consultant and human rights activist Michael Prell calls “underdogma,” can be very dangerous – both to America and to the world at large. In Underdogma, Prell, who has worked world leaders including Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the Australian and Canadian prime ministers and the Dalai Lama, explores our love/hate relationship with power within our culture and our politics. Underdogma explains seeming mysteries such as why: •Almost half of Americans blamed President Bush for the attacks of 9/11, even while the American media described the architect of these attacks as “thoughtful about his cause and craft” and “folksy.” •Gays and lesbians protest those who protect gay rights (America, Israel), while championing those who outlaw and execute homosexuals (Palestine). •Environmentalists focus their rage on America, even though China is the largest emitter of greenhouse gases. •The United Nations elevates countries such as Sudan to full membership on the UN’s Commission on Human Rights, even as the ethnic cleansing of Darfur proceeds. Tracing the evolution of this belief system through human history—ancient Greece to Marxism to the dawn of political correctness—Prell shows what continuing with this collective mindset means for our future. While America and its president increasingly exalt the meek and apologize for their power, America’s competitors and enemies are moving in a different direction. China is projected to overtake the U.S. economically by 2027 and is ready to move into the position of hegemon, and radical Islamists are looking to extend their global territory, taking any sign of weakness as a chance to attack. America must return to its founding spirit, and underdogma must stop now—our nation depends on it.

How Barack Obama Is Endangering Our National Sovereignty


Author: John R. Bolton
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 1458730468
Category:
Page: 42
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Today, American sovereignty is more challenged than ever before, not from enemies that threaten us militarily but from '' friends ''who urge us to share or reduce our sovereignty for larger global objectives. How Barack Obama is Endangering our National Sovereignty reveals what sovereignty means to Americans, not as an abstraction but as a vibrant component of self government. Former Ambassador to the U.N. John R. Bolton looks at specific threats to U.S. sovereignty, from '' global governance ''to the White House, and recommends what Americans can do to defend their sovereignty and resist encroachments from the wide array of challenges we face, internationally and in our own domestic politics.

Fear Is Not an Option


Author: Monica Berg
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781571899644
Category: Fear
Page: 174
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Tough Sell

Fighting the Media War in Iraq
Author: Tom Basile
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 1612349005
Category: History
Page: 320
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"Tough Sell: Fighting the Media War in Iraq" takes readers on the behind-the-scenes rollercoaster ride of Tom Basile's time as a civilian adviser to the Coalition Provisional Authority in Iraq during the War or Terror.

Surrendering to Marriage


Author: Iris Krasnow
Publisher: Write Well
ISBN: 0985134054
Category: Social Science
Page: N.A
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In the New York Times best-seller Surrendering to Marriage, Iris Krasnow offers a raw and penetrating portrait of modern marriage and the backbreaking work required to make it last. With joyous, sexy, and shocking stories of real marriages, real affairs, and real divorces, Surrendering to Marriage moves far beyond a how-to manual; Krasnow shows us that a successful marriage has less to do with bursts of bliss, and everything to do with embracing the ordinary in our day-to-day relationships.

Heroic Conservatism

Why Republicans Need to Embrace America's Ideals (And Why They Deserve to Fail If They Don't)
Author: Michael J. Gerson
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 006174672X
Category: Political Science
Page: 320
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Michael Gerson, who worked with George W. Bush on his most inspiring speeches, is considered by many Democrats and Republicans to be the most influential White House speechwriter since the Kennedy administration. He was also more than a speechwriter, he was a trusted insider who helped shape policy. In Heroic Conservatism Gerson uses his own experiences in the upper tier of the Bush White House to show why America needs a conservatism that is heroic in its aspirations—including "compassionate conservative" proposals to confront global AIDS, combat poverty in America, and promote human rights and dignity abroad—initiatives that Gerson fought for during his time in government. Gerson has a unique ability to frame complex issues in a way that both challenges and inspires, and in Heroic Conservatism he delivers a new manifesto for the Republican Party and a fascinating memoir of a history-shaping Presidency.

Unconditional Surrender

U.S. Grant and the Civil War
Author: Albert Marrin
Publisher: Atheneum Books
ISBN: N.A
Category: Appomattox Campaign, 1865
Page: 200
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An account of Grant's life and his role in the Civil War.

My Flight to Freedom


Author: Gisela Butler
Publisher: Dorrance Publishing
ISBN: 143499547X
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 82
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No retreat, no surrender

labor's war at Hormel
Author: Dave Hage,Paul Klauda
Publisher: William Morrow & Co
ISBN: N.A
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 398
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Details the bitter 1984 war that broke out between labor and management at the Hormel packinghouse in Minnesota over wage concessions

Above and Beyond


Author: Jim Morris
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780974361840
Category: Fiction
Page: 243
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A gripping, fast paced novel of Special Forces reconnaissance operations in Vietnam. Written by the winner of Behind the Lines Magazine's Bernal Diaz award for his book War Story, this book captures the essence of what it was like to run the type of missions carried out by the Green Berets assigned to the Special Projects during the Vietnam War. Once you start this book you won't be able to put it down! Original.

Surrender


Author: Carmen Marcoux
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780973207538
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 479
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Surrendering to Motherhood


Author: Iris Krasnow
Publisher: Write Well
ISBN: 0985134003
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: N.A
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Surrendering To Motherhood – Losing Your Mind, Finding Your Soul is a life-changing book that send a message to the author’s own generation of women programmed to “have it all,” great jobs and great families. As her provocative and passionate book unfolds, Krasnow shows readers through personal experiences and powerful ancedotes the importance of streamlining big careers, so they can savor this moment while their children are young and growing. Her underlying message is this: The fleeing moment of childhood is over in a fingersnap, so don’t miss that magical time. “We can always go back to our big jobs; we can never go back to the times when our children were young and needy. Soon, too soon, your cuddly babies will be stubble-faced teenagers going off to college. So be there, now, as much as you can,” writes Krasnow, formerly the national feature writer for United Press International. Now an author and professor in the School of Communications at American University, Krasnow left her job in daily journalism when, at the age of 39, she gave birth to twins and she and her husband were suddenly parents of four sons, ages three and under. Her children captured her, forcing her to, happily, climb down the ladder into her messy kitchen and living room As she writes: “Having small kids is like the last day of summer vacation, when you are savoring ever second coming at you, when you merge with that wonderful, intense, central part of Being — the sun on your face, the sand at your feet. My children finally forced me to stop, to be present in the present, and to be happy at that destination. Immersed in the glory of my kids, I abandoned the relentless desire to climb higher and higher.” This books shows others how to surrender to what Krasnow calls “the spectacular cacophony” of our kids.

Failure Is Not an Option

Mission Control From Mercury to Apollo 13 and Beyond
Author: Gene Kranz
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439148813
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 416
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This memoir of a veteran NASA flight director tells riveting stories from the early days of the Mercury program through Apollo 11 (the moon landing) and Apollo 13, for both of which Kranz was flight director. Gene Kranz was present at the creation of America’s manned space program and was a key player in it for three decades. As a flight director in NASA’s Mission Control, Kranz witnessed firsthand the making of history. He participated in the space program from the early days of the Mercury program to the last Apollo mission, and beyond. He endured the disastrous first years when rockets blew up and the United States seemed to fall further behind the Soviet Union in the space race. He helped to launch Alan Shepard and John Glenn, then assumed the flight director’s role in the Gemini program, which he guided to fruition. With his teammates, he accepted the challenge to carry out President John F. Kennedy’s commitment to land a man on the Moon before the end of the 1960s. Kranz recounts these thrilling historic events and offers new information about the famous flights. What appeared as nearly flawless missions to the Moon were, in fact, a series of hair-raising near misses. When the space technology failed, as it sometimes did, the controllers’ only recourse was to rely on their skills and those of their teammates. He reveals behind-the-scenes details to demonstrate the leadership, discipline, trust, and teamwork that made the space program a success. A fascinating firsthand account by a veteran mission controller of one of America’s greatest achievements, Failure is Not an Option reflects on what has happened to the space program and offers his own bold suggestions about what we ought to be doing in space now.

Letting Go


Author: David R. Hawkins, M.D./Ph.D.
Publisher: Hay House, Inc
ISBN: 1401945538
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 368
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The present work describes a simple and effective means by which to let go of the obstacles to Enlightenment and become free of negativity. During the many decades of the author's clinical psychiatric practice, the primary aim was to seek the most effective ways to relieve human suffering in all its many forms. The letting go technique (surrender) was found to be of great practical benefit and is described in this book.

The Benedict Option

A Strategy for Christians in a Post-Christian Nation
Author: Rod Dreher
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0735213313
Category: Religion
Page: 272
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A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER "Already the most discussed and most important religious book of the decade." —David Brooks In this controversial bestseller, Rod Dreher calls on American Christians to prepare for the coming Dark Age by embracing an ancient Christian way of life. From the inside, American churches have been hollowed out by the departure of young people and by an insipid pseudo–Christianity. From the outside, they are beset by challenges to religious liberty in a rapidly secularizing culture. Keeping Hillary Clinton out of the White House may have bought a brief reprieve from the state’s assault, but it will not stop the West’s slide into decadence and dissolution. Rod Dreher argues that the way forward is actu­ally the way back—all the way to St. Benedict of Nur­sia. This sixth-century monk, horrified by the moral chaos following Rome’s fall, retreated to the forest and created a new way of life for Christians. He built enduring communities based on principles of order, hospitality, stability, and prayer. His spiritual centers of hope were strongholds of light throughout the Dark Ages, and saved not just Christianity but Western civilization. Today, a new form of barbarism reigns. Many believers are blind to it, and their churches are too weak to resist. Politics offers little help in this spiritual crisis. What is needed is the Benedict Option, a strategy that draws on the authority of Scripture and the wisdom of the ancient church. The goal: to embrace exile from mainstream culture and construct a resilient counterculture. The Benedict Option is both manifesto and rallying cry for Christians who, if they are not to be conquered, must learn how to fight on culture war battlefields like none the West has seen for fifteen hundred years. It's for all mere Chris­tians—Protestant, Catholic, Orthodox—who can read the signs of the times. Neither false optimism nor fatalistic despair will do. Only faith, hope, and love, embodied in a renewed church, can sustain believers in the dark age that has overtaken us. These are the days for building strong arks for the long journey across a sea of night.

Whatever Arises, Love That

A Love Revolution That Begins with You
Author: Matt Kahn
Publisher: Sounds True
ISBN: 1622035569
Category: Self-Help
Page: 232
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There are four simple words that point the way toward liberation and fulfillment: whatever arises, love that. This is the life-changing teaching that Matt Kahn has been sharing with millions of YouTube viewers around the world. Whatever Arises, Love That offers a collection of powerful teachings by this highly regarded teacher, providing you with a series of deeply healing insights and practices to ignite the spark of your highest potential. Topics include: • Discovering the first step in finding inner peace • Reclaiming the passion, joy, and inspiration of your true innocent nature • Exploring the essential role of surrender throughout the spiritual journey • Unraveling the patterns of ego with compassion and ease • Mastering the vital skill of conscious communication to uplift every relationship and encounter • Reuniting the mind and heart as a doorway into greater spiritual evolution As Matt often says, “The deepest invitation in any moment is to heal the root of human suffering and celebrate the Spirit in all by opening your heart to its absolute potential. In a universe of endless questions, love is the only answer.” Whatever Arises, Love That is the blueprint for a new spiritual paradigm, and your companion in exploring spiritual evolution in the most heart-centered way.