Author: Peter Meyer
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 3844895396
Page: 336
View: 3156
Anfang Mai 1945. Der 2. Weltkrieg ist zu Ende. Deutschland kapituliert, halb Europa liegt in Trummern. Ein U-Boot verlasst mitten in der Nacht vollig unbehelligt den zerstorten Kieler Hafen. Unthinkable. Navigiert wird es von Korvettenkapitan Erwin von Putlitz. Die Mannschaft besteht aus SS-Schergen und Marinesoldaten. Von Putlitz, bis dahin pflichtreuer deutscher Soldat und stummer Diener der Nazi-Herrschaft, wird unter grauenhaften Bedingungen gezwungen, das U-Boot zu einem ungewissen Ziel namens Ultima Thule zu steuern. Jetzt endlich versucht er, sich zu wehren, die geheimnisvollen politischen Verstrickungen und die wahren Hintergrunde der Nazi-Ideologie zu entratseln. Operation Unthinkable (Operation Undenkbar) war der Name eines im Mai 1945 vom britischen Premierminister Winston Churchill in Auftrag gegebenen Kriegsplans, der die militarische Unterwerfung der damaligen Sowjetunion durch Grossbritannien und die USA zum Ziel hatte. Aufgrund der hohen zahlenmassigen Uberlegenheit der Roten Armee beabsichtigte man ausserdem die Wiederbewaffnung von ca. 100.000 Soldaten der besiegten deutschen Wehrmacht. Der Plan wurde vom britischen Chiefs of Staff Committee als militarisch undurchfuhrbar eingestuft und daher letztlich fallen gelassen. Der als streng geheim eingestufte Plan wurde 1998 der Offentlichkeit zuganglich gemacht. Quelle: Wikipe

The Unthinkable Swift

The Spontaneous Philosophy of a Church of England Man
Author: Warren Montag
Publisher: Verso
ISBN: 9781859840009
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 174
View: 7481
No major figure of the English Augustan period has generated stronger and more contradictory views than Jonathan Swift. Scourge of the Whig ascendancy in his own day, vilified by the Victorians, celebrated by Yeats, he has in recent years become a significant bone of contention for prominent figures on the left like E.P. Thompson and Perry Anderson. In this highly original and subtle new study, Warren Montag situates Swift in relation to the ideological and political currents of the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries—in particular to what Montag perspicaciously identifies as the long crisis of the British state. Swift's perspective, he argues, was determined less by his personality or psychology than by his position as an Anglican cleric. The church, an instrument of the Tudor and Stuart absolutist state, lapsed into institutional and ideological crisis after the Stuart's fall. In Montag's view, Swift's writings were a defense of this increasingly indefensible institution. Swift employed satire because only in the negative representations of this literary form could the now effectively 'unthinkable' doctrines of the Church be made to appear. Opening with a historical survey of the crisis of English absolutism and the Anglican Church, Montag then gives a definitive account of the specific conflicts in philosophy against which Swift's Anglican orthodoxy was aligned. Detailed examinations of Swift's two prose masterpieces, A Tale of a Tub and Gulliver's Travels, follow. Historically and philosophically informed, The Unthinkable Swift contributes not only to our understanding of a seminal figure in English literary history but also to the study of historical ideologies, in particular the once dominant religious tradition at the dawn of the first modern capitalist state.


Do the Unordinary to Experience the Extraordinary
Author: Mia K. Wright
Publisher: Charisma Media
ISBN: 1629995037
Category: Religion
Page: 224
View: 1984
Mary should have been in the kitchen with Martha, but she sat at the feet of Jesus. When Naomi commanded her daughters-in-law to go back home, Ruth vowed to stay with her and thus played a central role in God’s plan to bring Jesus into the world. These stories inspired Mia K. Wright to overcome her personal odds and establish a new paradigm for her life. Studying the Bible, she recognized a pattern; the people who experienced the extraordinary did unordinary things. They pushed past the limitations and rules placed upon them by society, culture, and themselves. Wright challenges you to break out of the mold and join hands with the One whose dreams are bigger than you think. DON'T SETTLE FOR THE STATUS QUO. GOD WANTS TO DO SO MUCH MORE WITH YOUR LIFE. Unthinkable shows what happens when you get out of your comfort zone and trust in God alone.


The Culture and Politics of Getting Innovation Wrong
Author: Tom Hopkins
Publisher: Morgan James Publishing
ISBN: 1630474851
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 178
View: 6004
Unthinkable is the first book on innovation to be written from the trenches. Expert Tom Hopkins explains why big companies so often fail to do new things, and clearly explores the solutions pioneered at product and service innovation company Fluxx. Identify with real-life stories of new product development gone wrong. Learn about the underlying human and business factors which can derail even the most well equipped teams. Understand new approaches that can deliver successful outcome for you today. Tom's examples are drawn from extensive experience working with many of the world's biggest brands at Fluxx, offering inspiration and enthusiasm for leaders embarking on the uphill struggle of innovation in established businesses. "Tom captures exactly what it's really like to try to do new things in a big company. There's no management textbook waffle here, just real lessons from the school of hard knocks and genuinely useful advice for leaders brave enough to look for a new way." Rupert Howell, Founder of HHCL "Simply one of the most concise, common sense and useful books on the subject I've seen in ages." Dominic Vallely, Former Deputy Controller of BBC2 and Founder of The Giving Lab "Read this if you like to be challenged. Read this if you don't like the hype about innovation. Read this if you want some hard-won lessons and plain-spoken explanations from someone who has worked at the sharp end of innovation and business." Antony Mayfield, Founder of Brilliant Noise


Author: Jim Crigler
Publisher: Jim Crigler Books
ISBN: 0615571611
Page: 280
View: 1299
In a sleepy Atlanta suburb, Detective John Mason must find out who murdered an ordinary housewife.


Author: Scott Rigsby
Publisher: Tyndale House
ISBN: 1414335369
Category: Religion
Page: 288
View: 2531
After losing both of his legs in a car accident at age 18, Scott Rigsby battled his way back from depression and addiction to achieve the unthinkable—become the first double-leg amputee ever to cross the finish line in the sporting world’s most grueling and prestigious competition, the Ironman Triathlon. Scott has since become an inspiration to hundreds of thousands of physically challenged and able-bodied athletes the world over. Unthinkable documents Scott’s remarkable journey. From the scene of the devastating crash that claimed both of his legs, and his subsequent battle with depression and alcohol addiction, through his dawning realization that God has a greater plan for his life, readers will be inspired. From his decision to participate in the Ironman competition, to the moment he crossed the finish line, readers will engage with Scott’s unthinkable courage, determination and faith. Unthinkable releases simultaneously in both hardcover and softcover. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Scott Rigsby Foundation, a Georgia-based non-profit organization dedicated to inspire, inform, and enable physically challenged individuals with loss of limb or mobility to live an active lifestyle.


Iran, the Bomb, and American Strategy
Author: Kenneth Pollack
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476733937
Category: Political Science
Page: 536
View: 8258
A foremost expert on Middle Eastern relations examines Iran's current nuclear potential while charting America's future course of action, recounting the prolonged clash between both nations to outline options for American policymakers. By the author of The Persian Puzzle.


The Shocking Scandal of Britain's Trafficked Children
Author: Kris Hollington
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1471114562
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 336
View: 7721
THE TRUTH BEHIND THE BBC’S THREE GIRLS The UK was shocked to its core in May 2012 when a gang of nine men was convicted of the systematic sexual abuse of disadvantaged teenage girls in the Rochdale area. The crimes included counts of rape, aiding and abetting rape, sexual assault and trafficking girls within the UK for sexual exploitation. Yet many childcare experts reckoned these crimes were just the tip of an iceberg of wide scale exploitation occurring across the country. The Deputy Children’s Commissioner Sue Berelowitz said in June 2012 that there ‘isn't a town, village or hamlet in which children are not being sexually exploited’. When this book went to press, a gang of men similar to those convicted in Rochdale stood trial for similar crimes in Oxford. Award-winning journalist Kris Hollingtontells the inside story of some of the most shocking and heartbreaking crimes of recent years, focusing on the Rochdale case but also analysing recent cases in the London area that echo the brutality of organised slavery. He seeks to expose how the British justice system is failing to protect children in the 21st century and to answer the question: ‘What is happening in Britain that means young vulnerable girls can be exploited in this way?’ It is a scandal that cannot be ignored.


Author: Nancy Werlin
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101600071
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 416
View: 8251
This much anticipated sequel to the New York Times Bestseller Impossible – a fantasy full of suspense, mystery, and romance – will appeal to fans of Beautiful Creatures, Raven Boys, and Wicked Lovely. Fenella was the first Scarborough girl to be cursed, hundreds of years ago, and she has been trapped in the faerie realm ever since, forced to watch generations of daughters try to break this same faerie curse that has enslaved them all. But now Fenella’s descendant, Lucy, has accomplished the impossible and broken the curse, so why is Fenella still trapped in Faerie? In her desperation, Fenella makes a deal with the faerie queen: If she can accomplish three acts of destruction, she will be free, at last, to die. What she doesn't realize is that these acts must be aimed at her own family – and if she fails, the consequences will be dire, for all of the Scarborough girls. How can she possibly choose to hurt her own cherished family – not to mention the new man whom she’s surprised to find herself falling in love with? But if she doesn’t go through with the tasks, how will she manage to save her dear ones?


Author: Richard Cibrano
Publisher: Author House
ISBN: 1481770551
Category: Fiction
Page: 406
View: 7872
When detective Francis Dimaio, supervisor of the Pinkerton detective agency’s Philadelphia bureau, read the telegram from Allan Pinkerton, ordering him to leave immediately for New York, he knew he would have to put off the vacation with his wife. What he couldn’t have known was that he was about to open an investigation into the deaths of more than 1500 people. A few days earlier, former president Theodore Roosevelt had arrived unexpectedly at Pinkerton’s Broadway office. In his possession was a letter from his former aide and adviser, Major Archibald Butt. Butt, now the aide-de-camp for President Taft, had been returning to the United States on the Titanic after a round of diplomacy with the King of Italy, when he went down with the ship. In the letter, dated the day of the sailing, Butt wrote that a representative of the Italian Prime Minister approached him with knowledge of a stratagem to incite the world to the brink of war. Most alarming, the plot would involve the sinking of a passenger liner. The source of the tip further confided Titanic would be the logical target. Determined to uncover the facts behind the portentous warning, Roosevelt persuades Pinkerton to take on the case. Dimaio, a tenacious investigator whose resume includes tracking Butch Cassidy and the Sundance kid, accepts the assignment and quickly uncovers an elaborate insurance fraud involving Titanic and her sister ship Olympic. Working every angle, Dimaio discovers the fraud was double-edged, and as evidence begins to emerge that the plot is still in play, he and Pinkerton find themselves in a race against time with an ambitious financier, a ruthless agent from British Intelligence, and the cabal of powerful men working behind the scenes, hell-bent on seeing to completion their diabolical plans.


Raith Rovers' improbable journey from the bottom to the top of Scottish football
Author: Steven Lawther
Publisher: Pitch Publishing
ISBN: 1909626864
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 224
View: 7381
At the start of 1986 Raith Rovers were a club in crisis. Languishing near the bottom of Scottish football, they were managerless and playing before crowds of just a few hundred. Yet less than a decade on the club would defy the odds to win their first ever national trophy, the Scottish League Cup, defeating Glasgow giants Celtic and qualifying for Europe in one of Scottish football's most dramatic cup finals. Unthinkable tells the inside story of that remarkable journey and thrilling final from the perspective of the management and players of the Kirkcaldy club. Drawing on illuminating interviews with all the main characters, it reveals exactly what the players were thinking each step of the way and what drove them on to achieve their unparalleled success. The true story of underdogs battling against the odds to take their place in the history of the Scottish game.


Author: Shirley Duke
Publisher: Darby Creek
ISBN: 146772937X
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 112
View: 3092
Omar Phillips is Bridgewater High's favorite local teen author. His Facebook fans can't wait for his next horror story. But lately Omar's imagination has turned against him. Horrifying visions of death and destruction come over him with wide-screen intensity. The only way to stop the visions is to write them down. Until they start coming true... Enter Sophie Minax, the mysterious Goth girl who's been following Omar at school. "I'm one of you," Sophie says. She tells Omar how to end the visions―but the only thing worse than Sophie's cure may be what happens if he ignores it.

Thinking the Unthinkable

Civilization and Rapid Climate Change
Author: Lydia Dotto,Calgary Institute for the Humanities
Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press
ISBN: 0889209685
Category: Nature
Page: 73
View: 3467
An overwhelming majority of climatologists believe there will be significant changes in climate during the next century. Although the rate and magnitude of this change are uncertain, it could happen very rapidly. In August 1987, a working group of fifty scientists and humanists from Russia, Eastern and Western Europe, the United States, and Canada gathered in Calgary to focus their attention on the impact upon civilization of sudden climate change. One of the more revealing aspects of climate change discussed in Thinking the Unthinkable: Civilization and Rapid Climate Change is that contrary to the popular viewpoint complex societies are more vulnerable to environmental and climate disruption than less “advanced” societies. This work was written to emphasize the gravity of the situation we now face. It should serve to inform not only those concerned with our global environment, but more importantly the policy makers who will be responsible for setting new guidelines and policies aimed at safeguarding our fragile environment.

Planning the Unthinkable

How New Powers Will Use Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical Weapons
Author: Peter René Lavoy,Scott Douglas Sagan,James J. Wirtz
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 9780801487040
Category: Political Science
Page: 270
View: 9696
The proliferation of chemical, biological, and nuclear weapons is now the single most serious security concern for governments around the world. Peter R. Lavoy, Scott D. Sagan, and James J. Wirtz compare how military threats, strategic cultures, and organizations shape the way leaders intend to employ these armaments. They reveal the many frightening ways that emerging military powers and terrorist groups are planning the unthinkable by preparing to use chemical, biological, or nuclear weapons in future conflicts. Distinguished specialists consider several states and organizations that have this weaponry: Iraq, Iran, India, Pakistan, North Korea, and Israel, as well as the Aum Shinrikyo cult. The contributors expose plans for using unconventional weapons, highlighting the revolutionary effects these arsenals might have on international politics and regional disputes.

Unthinkable Thoughts

Academic Freedom and the One-State Model for Israel and Palestine
Author: Susan G. Drummond
Publisher: UBC Press
ISBN: 0774822112
Category: Political Science
Page: 348
View: 7886
In 2009, an international conference exploring models of statehood for Israel and Palestine was held at York University. The conference became a cause c�l�bre when extraordinary pressures were exerted on organizers and university administrators by academics, private donors, pro-Israel lobbies, and other groups concerned with this issue. This book covers the events from the perspective of one of the conference organizers. Based on her own experiences and communications, as well as drawing from confidential e-mails released under Freedom of Information legislation, Susan Drummond offers a behind-the-scenes, insider's look at these extraordinary events and their implications for academic freedom.

Unthinkable Tenderness

Selected Poems
Author: Juan Gelman
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520918023
Category: Poetry
Page: 256
View: 3948
Juan Gelman is Argentina's leading poet, but his work has been almost unknown in the United States until now. In 2000, he received the Juan Rulfo Award, one most important literary awards in the Spanish-speaking world, and in 2007, he received the Cervantes Prize, the Spanish-speaking world's top literary prize. With this selection, chosen and superbly translated by Joan Lindgren, Gelman's lush and visceral poetry comes alive for an English-speaking readership. Gelman is a stark witness to the brutality of power, and his poems reflect his suffering at the hands of the Argentine military government (his son, daughter-in-law, and grandchild were "disappeared"). While political idealism infuses his writing, he is not a servant of ideology. Themes of family, exile, the tango, Argentina, and Gelman's Jewish heritage resonate throughout his poems, works that celebrate life while confronting heartache and loss. "remembering their little bones when it rains/ the compañerosstomp on darkness/set forth from death/wander the tender night/I hear their voices like living faces"—from Remembering Their Little Bones

The Unthinkable

Who survives when disaster strikes - and why
Author: Amanda Ripley
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1409069354
Category: Self-Help
Page: 304
View: 6903
It was 8.46 a.m. on 9/11 when Elia Zedeño, who had worked in the World Trade Center for twenty-one years, heard a booming explosion and felt the building lurch violently to the south. She grabbed her desk, taking her feet off the floor, and screamed, 'What's happening?' How would you react to a disaster? Would you be paralysed with fear? Would you panic and lose control? Or might you suddenly discover hidden strengths in yourself? In The Unthinkable, award-winning journalist Amanda Ripley investigates some of the most harrowing catastrophes in history in order to piece together exactly how we react in a crisis. Through compelling interviews with survivors and experts she uncovers our instinctive reactions, shows how primitive parts of our brains take over when we're put under pressure, and demonstrates that we can, in fact, train ourselves to do better. We all have a 'disaster personality' that reveals itself at moments of crisis. In The Unthinkable you can become acquainted with yours.Who knows? One day, understanding how it works may save your life.

Survive the Unthinkable

A Total Guide to Women's Self-Protection
Author: Tim Larkin
Publisher: Rodale Books
ISBN: 1609613597
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 288
View: 1553
Approximately 1.9 million women are physically assaulted annually in the United States alone. In Survive the Unthinkable, Tim Larkin empowers women to understand that surviving a potential attack isn't about being physically bigger, faster, or stronger; it's about knowing how to self-protect, not self-defend. Survive the Unthinkable reveals the effective, proven principles behind Target Focus Training, the system Larkin has used to train Navy SEALs, celebrities, and soccer moms. It's a counter-intuitive mind / body approach women can use to protect themselves and their loved ones. Readers learn how to identify the difference between social aggression (which can be avoided) and asocial violence (which is unavoidable), recognize personal behaviors that may jeopardize safety, and target highly specific areas on an attacker's body for a strategic counterattack. Larkin discusses how predators think and teaches women how to spot them, outsmart them, and stop them in their tracks. With principles proven to work regardless of size, strength, or athleticism, Larkin's approach revolutionizes women's perspective on violence and self-protection. Armed with the tools to neutralize any threat, readers will blast through the victim mindset and live freer, safer, more peaceful lives.

Facing the Unthinkable

Author: Raymond Creed
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1907910018
Category: Religion
Page: 108
View: 9660
'Facing the Unthinkable' anticipates the strong emotions that may be expressed by many Jewish people at the time of Israel's public recognition of the true Messiah. Near total despair will suddenly change to exuberant joy. It uses a scriptural, interactive liturgy which assumes that both the nation of Israel and the whole of humanity itself may well be on the brink of annihilation before this unique recognition takes place. God will allow such horrendous suffering to occur in order to break human resistance to His divine will and to highlight the futility of any attempt by Man himself to create a New World Order.It breaks new ground by using a creative liturgy exploring the spiritual and psychological processes which may possibly be experienced by a surviving remnant of Jewish people when they recognize the true Messiah.This book will be of particular interest to members of the Messianic Jewish Community and to any Christians with an interest in Israel and Bible Prophecy,

Unnoticed Thoughts Of Unthinkable Things

Author: Henry Duthler
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1312419172
Page: N.A
View: 9210