Dances with Devils

For more than a decade, Jacques Pauw has traversed his native continent in pursuit of warlords and drug traffickers, child soldiers and charlatans, adventure and anarchy.

Author: Jacques Pauw

Publisher: Penguin Random House South Africa

ISBN: 9781770201194

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

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For more than a decade, Jacques Pauw has traversed his native continent in pursuit of warlords and drug traffickers, child soldiers and charlatans, adventure and anarchy. What he found was a rich array of personalities and a panoply of stories, ranging from the profoundly tragic to the intensely personal. Pauw’s stories range from South Africa to Rwanda, from Sierra Leone and the Sudan to Mozambique. Readers are taken behind the scenes of sensational news reports with compassion, humour and occasional cynicism and emerge in the knowledge that, even if it’s true that there is nothing new out of Africa, the writer has found fresh ways to present time-honoured tales of love, life, misery and mortality.
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The Devils Dance

There, to distract himself from the physical and psychological torment of beatings and mindless interrogations, he attempts to mentally reconstruct the novel he was writing at the time of his arrest - based on the tragic life of the Uzbek ...

Author: Hamid Ismailov

Publisher:

ISBN: 1911284134

Category: Asia, Central

Page: 416

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"On New Years' Eve 1938, the writer Abdulla Qodiriy is taken from his home by the Soviet secret police and thrown into a Tashkent prison. There, to distract himself from the physical and psychological torment of beatings and mindless interrogations, he attempts to mentally reconstruct the novel he was writing at the time of his arrest - based on the tragic life of the Uzbek poet-queen Oyhon, married to three khans in succession, and living as Abdulla now does, with the threat of execution hanging over her. As he gets to know his cellmates, Abdulla discovers that the Great Game of Oyhon's time, when English and Russian spies infiltrated the courts of Central Asia, has echoes in the 1930s present, but as his identification with his protagonist increases and past and present overlap it seems that Abdulla's inability to tell fact from fiction will be his undoing. The Devils' Dance - banned in Uzbekistan for twenty-seven years - brings to life the extraordinary culture of 19th century Turkestan, a world of lavish poetry recitals, brutal polo matches, and a cosmopolitan and culturally diverse Islam rarely described in western literature."--Publisher's description.
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A Dance with the Devil

Upon uncovering Julianna's dilemma, he's determined to return the favor as only he can: he makes certain his rescuer gets more than just A Dance with the Devil.

Author: Catherine Gayle

Publisher: Catherine Gayle

ISBN: 9780989674485

Category: Fiction

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As the Earl of Blackmore, Lucas Devalle is no stranger to the scandals propagated by Society's elite, particularly since more than a few of those scandals have come about due to the Devalle family's affairs. As such, it comes as no surprise when a young lady in search of a scandal attempts to entrap him at the ball he's giving to honor his brother's betrothal. He is surprised when second young lady intervenes in the name of freeing him from an undesirable fate. Why would anyone feel the need to safeguard his name when he is one of the devilish Devalles? When she escaped into the gardens at Lord Blackmore's ball, Miss Julianna Selwyn's intentions had merely been to escape from an elderly, marriage-minded marquess's unwanted advances. She never planned to eavesdrop on her host. But no matter how wicked Lord Blackmore is purported to be, he doesn't deserve to be forced into the parson's mousetrap when he's done nothing wrong. Had Julianna not overheard every sordid detail of a young lady's plan to ensnare the earl, however, she might have avoided initiating her own scandalous to-do. With his curiosity piqued, Luke does what any reasonable man, rogue or not, would do--he seeks out an introduction to his charming liberator. Upon uncovering Julianna's dilemma, he's determined to return the favor as only he can: he makes certain his rescuer gets more than just A Dance with the Devil.
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Dances with The Devil

And humans love to dance. Period.'Dances with The Devil' is a collection of endearing pandemic tales revolving around themes of strength, hope and resilience inter alia. This book will be your guide for the tough times ahead.

Author: Sanjaya Wijesekare

Publisher:

ISBN: 9798565743920

Category:

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What if the pandemic, was indeed The Devil?, and The Devil was challenging us to dance?The Devil-Pandemic is one cunning dancer. When you think you have beaten it, several jaw-dropping twirls and struts from it is more than enough to humiliate ourselves. We better not shy away from The Devil's challenge to dance, for history lavishly brings out our comebacks. And humans love to dance. Period.'Dances with The Devil' is a collection of endearing pandemic tales revolving around themes of strength, hope and resilience inter alia. This book will be your guide for the tough times ahead.
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I Am Soldier of Fortune

This is the story of Robert BrownÕs dogged quest, in journalism as well as warfare, to ÒSlay Dragons, do noble deeds and never, never give up.Ó

Author: Lt. Col. Robert Brown, USAR (Ret.)

Publisher: Casemate

ISBN: 9781612001937

Category: History

Page: 440

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Robert K. Brown, former Green Beret, after a bizarre military career that succeeded in getting him kicked out of Special Forces not once but twice, and completing the Command and General Staff College without a security clearance, while meantime being wounded in Nam, finally found his true calling as a publisher. Thirty-eight years ago he launched an upstart magazine from his basement called Soldier of Fortune, which pushed the bounds of journalism to its limits with his untamed brand of reportingÑa camera in one hand, a gun in the other, and soon thereafter he discovered that heÕd established a worldwide community. His wildly popular, notorious magazine became an icon for action-seekers in the U.S. and around the world. In this long-awaited book, Brown tells his own story, taking the readers into combat zones where he and his daring combat journalists, or fearless Òdogs of war,Ó trotted across the globe. His rogue warrior journalists embedded themselves with anti-Communist guerillas or freedom fighters, often training and fighting with rebels against oppressive regimes. In their revolutionary journalistic style, they created the action and then wrote about it. Generals and leaders of exotic armies welcomed the SOF visitors and led them or allowed them to tread into unchartered territory. Brown himself accompanied teams to work and fight with the Rhodesians; the Afghans during the Afghan-Russo war, Christian Phalange in Lebanon; ethnic minority Karens in Burma; the ethnic tribes fighting the Communist government of Laos; the army of El Salvador; and the armed forces of struggling Croatia. Brown sent medical teams, often into the jaws of danger, to Burma, Guatemala, the Dominican Republic, Afghanistan, Bosnia, El Salvador and Nicaragua, and also into Peru after a devastating earthquake. In short, the ÒSoldiers of FortuneÓ went where even the U.S. government feared to tread, and they did it with gallant style, not fearing risk but welcoming the challenge, as long as they felt the cause was right and needed to be reported. In this book the exploits of Brown and his veteran teams are revealed for the first time in all their gonzo glory, even as the U.S. military, public, and polite diplomatic society sometimes shunned their endeavors. This is the story of Robert BrownÕs dogged quest, in journalism as well as warfare, to ÒSlay Dragons, do noble deeds and never, never give up.Ó
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When the Devil Dances

After five years of battling the extraterrestrial Posleen invaders, the remnants of the human armies prepare to make a last-ditch effort to drive the aliens from Earth.

Author: John Ringo

Publisher: Baen

ISBN: 0743436024

Category: Fiction

Page: 704

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After five years of battling the extraterrestrial Posleen invaders, the remnants of the human armies prepare to make a last-ditch effort to drive the aliens from Earth.
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Dancing with The Devil

Es 1967 y Harry está harto de ser aquel chiquillo religioso al cual todos molestan.

Author: Blair Nughes

Publisher:

ISBN: 9807909120

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 376

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Es 1967 y Harry está harto de ser aquel chiquillo religioso al cual todos molestan. Cansado de un Dios fingiendo oídos sordos, decide tomar sus propias riendas a escondidas: ¿Qué tan mal podría irle si recurriese al mismísimo Diablo? ¿Qué tan rápido le oiría éste? Era hora de guardar la biblia y encender velas rojas.O Donde Harry vende su alma al rey del inframundo como última opción en su desastrosa vida. Louis es el tonto diablo que cae enamorado de un -no tan simple- mundano.
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Watching the Devil Dance

In his investigation into Lamb’s story, Will Toffan pieces together the troubled childhood and history of violence that culminated in the young man’s dubious distinction as Canada’s first known spree killer—at which point the story ...

Author: William Toffan

Publisher: Biblioasis

ISBN: 9781771963268

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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The unbelievable true story of Canada’s first known spree killer, told by a veteran of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. In June 1966, Matthew Charles Lamb took his uncle’s shotgun and wandered down Ford Blvd in Windsor, Ontario. At the end of the bloody night, two teenagers lay dead, with multiple others injured after an unprovoked shooting spree. In his investigation into Lamb’s story, Will Toffan pieces together the troubled childhood and history of violence that culminated in the young man’s dubious distinction as Canada’s first known spree killer—at which point the story becomes, the author writes “too strange for fiction.” Travelling from the border city streets, to the courtroom, to the Oak Ridge rehabilitation centre, and finally Rhodesia, Watching the Devil Dance is both a thrilling narrative about a shocking true crime and its bizarre aftermath and an insightful analysis of the 1960s criminal justice system.
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Masks of Mexico

For mask collectors, discusses masked dancing in each state

Author: Barbara Mauldin

Publisher:

ISBN: UTEXAS:059173007043287

Category: Social Science

Page: 118

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For mask collectors, discusses masked dancing in each state
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Dance with the Devil

Even in a world of secrets and misfits, Chris stands apart, an unusual product of black magic that left him born half-ghost.

Author: Megan Derr

Publisher: Less Than Three Press, LLC

ISBN: 9781620047514

Category: Fiction

Page: 207

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Even in a world of secrets and misfits, Chris stands apart, an unusual product of black magic that left him born half-ghost. Long used to being bullied and maligned for his strangeness, he spends his days helping the paranormals that everyone else forgets about. The people he hunts and the mysteries he solves take him along unusual paths, many of them dangerous. But Chris has never been a fan of running from a fight—even the fight that takes him to the door of the most dangerous man in the city.
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Dance with the Devil

Based on the 1991 Random House book.

Author: Kirk Douglas

Publisher: Random House Incorporated

ISBN: 0394582373

Category: Fiction

Page: 306

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Based on the 1991 Random House book.
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Dance with the Devil

Dance with the Devil is David Bagby’s eulogy for a dead son, an elegy for lives cut tragically short, and a castigation of a broken system. “[An] incendiary cri de coeur.”—The New York Times DANCE WITH THE DEVIL is a eulogy for a ...

Author: David Bagby

Publisher: Diversion Books

ISBN: 9781626819672

Category: True Crime

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Immortalized in the spellbinding documentary Dear Zachary, this angry, raw, and brutally honest memoir of murder and loss chronicles a system’s failure to prevent the death of a child. In November 2001, the body of a young doctor named Andrew Bagby was discovered in Keystone State Park outside Latrobe, Pennsylvania, five bullet wounds in his face, chest, buttocks, and the back of the head. For parents Dave and Kate, the pain was unbearable—but Andrew’s murder was only the first in a string of tragic events. The chief suspect for Andrew’s murder was his ex-girlfriend Shirley Turner—also a doctor. Obsessive and unstable, Shirley Turner lied to the police and fled to her family home in Newfoundland before she could be arrested. While fending off extradition efforts by U.S. law enforcement, she announced she was pregnant with Andrew's son, Zachary. The Bagbys—hoping to gain custody of Zachary—moved to Newfoundland and began a long, drawn-out battle in court and with Canadian social services to protect their grandson from the woman who had almost certainly murdered their son. Then, in August 2003, Shirley Turner killed herself and the one-year-old Zachary by jumping into the Atlantic Ocean. DANCE WITH THE DEVIL is a eulogy for a dead son, an elegy for lives cut tragically short, and a castigation of a broken system.
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Dance with the Devil

Dance With The Devil by Pamela Litton released on Feb 21, 1992 is available now for purchase.

Author: Pamela Litton

Publisher:

ISBN: 0373287224

Category: Fiction

Page: 301

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Dance With The Devil by Pamela Litton released on Feb 21, 1992 is available now for purchase.
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Dancing with the Devil

An extended ethnographic essay that explores the socially produced, narratively mediated, and relatively unconscious ideological responses of people--scholars and folk--to a history of race and class domination, with specific reference to ...

Author: José Eduardo Limón

Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press

ISBN: 0299142248

Category: History

Page: 240

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An extended ethnographic essay that explores the socially produced, narratively mediated, and relatively unconscious ideological responses of people--scholars and folk--to a history of race and class domination, with specific reference to several distinct though inter- related spheres of folkloric symbolic action concerning the working classes of Mexican-American south Texas. Paper edition (unseen), $15.95. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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The Devil Danced on Church Street

(Sequel to Hear the Wind Blow ) The Failure Drawer, a sad annex deep in the bowels of the Karuk County Sheriff's Department, houses discarded cases of those murdered but who wander unavenged.

Author: George Collord

Publisher:

ISBN: 9798554991714

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(Sequel to Hear the Wind Blow ) The Failure Drawer, a sad annex deep in the bowels of the Karuk County Sheriff's Department, houses discarded cases of those murdered but who wander unavenged. That's about to change. Relentless detective Delroy Church is back. His rehab from near fatal gunshot wounds continues as he is recruited by his sheriff to helm a cold case squad of one. Sifting through the frustrations and derelictions of yesteryear, he is drawn to the thirty-year-old murder of a mixed-race young woman whose body was discovered three years after her abduction. Stuffed in a barrel and heartlessly dropped in a remote glen of Karuk County's shadowy green canopy, the dead girl will awaken an anger in a detective who has been dealt too much pain in a career littered with broken souls.The county's complex, shelved past, with its beauty and sorrow, emerges for Roy as he scouts a trail of shrouded clues. To track an elusive prey, he will work backward through the entwined worlds of mobsters, Native Americans, loggers, and a country bar that won't give up its secrets easily. He will traverse a snarled history of ghostly memories, as he tirelessly pursues retribution for a young girl who was born with nothing and took even less with her when she died.Aiding him is the security detail riding shotgun when he's in the field. Detective Alison Baker, a sarcastic, scarred cop, has one duty: to see that the celebrated Roy Church makes it back to the barn at the end of each shift. She will have her work cut out, protecting a man who dances with the Devil.
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Dance With The Devil

Author Laura Shenton provides an insightful angle on Cozy Powell's abilities along with detailed research that presents Powell's career in all its glory.

Author: LAURA. SHENTON

Publisher: Wymer UK

ISBN: 1912782332

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The first and long overdue biography of the highly talented drum legend Cozy Powell. Author Laura Shenton MA LLCM DipRSL has a Masters degree in music and provides an insightful angle on Cozy Powell's abilities along with detailed research that presents Powell's career in all its glory.
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Australia Dances

Creating Australian Dance, 1945-1965 Alan Brissenden, Keith Glennon ... Scene 1 of Los Tres Diabolos (The Three Devils), with the choreographer Paul Grinwis, centre stage, as the charmer Devil, Falsacappa. Borovansky Ballet.

Author: Alan Brissenden

Publisher: Wakefield Press

ISBN: 9781862548022

Category: Ballet

Page: 269

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1945 to 1965 was an astonishingly creative time for Australian dance. Dancers from the Ballets Russes tours and modernists were teaching, performing and developing companies. The results included long seasons by the Borovansky Ballet and the National Theatre Ballet Company and the foundation of the Australian Ballet.
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Dancing with the Devil

These are the people who most need to read Drmcing with tire Devil. but probably won't. ... In this illuminating book, Rubin shows how fifty years of dancing with devils by Democratic and Republican administrations has more often than ...

Author: Michael Rubin

Publisher: Encounter Books

ISBN: 9781594037238

Category: Political Science

Page: 384

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The world has seldom been as dangerous as it is now. Rogue regimes—governments and groups that eschew diplomatic normality, sponsor terrorism, and proliferate nuclear weapons—threaten the United States around the globe. Because sanctions and military action are so costly, the American strategy of first resort is dialogue, on the theory that “it never hurts to talk to enemies.” Seldom is conventional wisdom so wrong. Engagement with rogue regimes is not cost-free, as Michael Rubin demonstrates by tracing the history of American diplomacy with North Korea, Iran, Iraq, Libya, the Taliban’s Afghanistan, and Pakistan. Further challenges to traditional diplomacy have come from terrorist groups, such as the PLO in the 1970s and 1980s, or Hamas and Hezbollah in the last two decades. The argument in favor of negotiation with terrorists is suffused with moral equivalence, the idea that one man’s terrorist is another man’s freedom fighter. Rarely does the actual record of talking to terrorists come under serious examination. While soldiers spend weeks developing lessons learned after every exercise, diplomats generally do not reflect on why their strategy toward rogues has failed, or consider whether their basic assumptions have been faulty. Rubin’s analysis finds that rogue regimes all have one thing in common: they pretend to be aggrieved in order to put Western diplomats on the defensive. Whether in Pyongyang, Tehran, or Islamabad, rogue leaders understand that the West rewards bluster with incentives and that the U.S. State Department too often values process more than results.
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