Promises Made Under Fire


Author: Charlie Cochrane
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 1426895127
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
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France, 1915 Lieutenant Tom Donald envies everything about fellow officer Frank Foden—his confidence, his easy manner with the men in the trenches, the affectionate letters from his wife. Frank shares these letters happily, drawing Tom into a vicarious friendship with a woman he's never met. Although the bonds of friendship forged under fire are strong, Tom can't be so open with Frank—he's attracted to men and could never confess that to anyone. When Frank is killed in no-man's-land, he leaves behind a mysterious request for Tom: to deliver a sealed letter to a man named Palmer. Tom undertakes the commission while on leave—and discovers that almost everything he thought he knew about Frank is a lie… 18,000 words

The Fulfillment of Promises Made

The Personal Journey of an American Orphan in China in Time of War
Author: Yulin Yao
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1462802613
Category: Fiction
Page: 314
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Yulin Yao is a native of China. He received his MD from the National Defense Medical Center in Taipei, Taiwan. He immigrated to New York City where he completed his postdoctoral training in internal medicine. He served at the U.S. Air Force Medical Center on Clark Air Force Base in the Philippines and was medical director for the Geriatric Unit at the Coatesville VA Medical Center in Pennsylvania. He practiced medicine in Kingston, New York, for twenty-five years where he also served as chair of the Medical Department at Benedictine Hospital. He loves to write and has many published short novels to his credit. He started his writing career in Taiwan during his college years, using the income to help pay his tuition. In 2006 and 2008, he won prizes for four short novels written in Chinese.

Israel Under Fire

The Prophetic Chain of Events That Threatens the Middle East
Author: John Ankerberg,Jimmy DeYoung
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
ISBN: 0736934545
Category:
Page: 224
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Israel Under Fire has the key ingredients for readers who track today's news, scriptural predictions, and Israel: Penetrating evaluation of Middle East events Expert understanding of Bible prophecy and end-times happenings Incisive Q-and-A with religious and political leaders such as Benjamin Netanyahu, former Israeli prime minister; Moshe Arens, three-time Israeli defense minister; and Adnan Husseini, Yasser Arafat's cousin and Palestinian Authority spokesman Ankerberg and DeYoung, co-host of Day of Discovery and noted prophecy expert, examine signs that point--now--toward apocalyptic conflict: Temple rebuilding Jewish religious leaders plan it on a site still controlled by Islam. Threats to Israel internally, a burgeoning Arab population; externally, instability from the Palestinians' Hamas-Fatah split. Iran's intentions: to "wipe Israel off the map..".possibly utilizing nuclear weapons. Readers will gain unparalleled insight into the massive historical currents converging on Israel...and promising to generate inescapable consequences for the West.

Journalism Under Fire

Protecting the Future of Investigative Reporting
Author: Stephen Gillers
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231547331
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: N.A
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A healthy democracy requires vigorous, uncompromising investigative journalism. But today the free press faces a daunting set of challenges: in the face of harsh criticism from powerful politicians and the threat of lawsuits from wealthy individuals, media institutions are confronted by an uncertain financial future and stymied by a judicial philosophy that takes a narrow view of the protections that the Constitution affords reporters. In Journalism Under Fire, Stephen Gillers proposes a bold set of legal and policy changes that can overcome these obstacles to protect and support the work of journalists. Gillers argues that law and public policy must strengthen the freedom of the press, including protection for news gathering and confidential sources. He analyzes the First Amendment’s Press Clause, drawing on older Supreme Court cases and recent dissenting opinions to argue for greater press freedom than the Supreme Court is today willing to recognize. Beyond the First Amendment, Journalism Under Fire advocates policies that facilitate and support the free press as a public good. Gillers proposes legislation to create a publicly funded National Endowment for Investigative Reporting, modeled on the national endowments for the arts and for the humanities; improvements to the Freedom of Information Act; and a national anti-SLAPP law, a statute to protect media organizations from frivolous lawsuits, to help journalists and the press defend themselves in court. Gillers weaves together questions of journalistic practice, law, and policy into a program that can ensure a future for investigative reporting and its role in our democracy.

Weapons Under Fire


Author: Lauren Holland
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135594309
Category: Political Science
Page: 300
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First Published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Cooperation under Fire

Anglo-German Restraint during World War II
Author: Jeffrey W. Legro
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 0801469902
Category: History
Page: 272
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Why do nations cooperate even as they try to destroy each other? Jeffrey Legro explores this question in the context of World War II, the "total" war that in fact wasn't. During the war, combatant states attempted to sustain agreements limiting the use of three forms of combat considered barbarous—submarine attacks against civilian ships, strategic bombing of civilian targets, and chemical warfare. Looking at how these restraints worked or failed to work between such fierce enemies as Hitler's Third Reich and Churchill's Britain, Legro offers a new understanding of the dynamics of World War II and the sources of international cooperation. While traditional explanations of cooperation focus on the relations between actors, Cooperation under Fire examines what warring nations seek and why they seek it—the "preference formation" that undergirds international interaction. Scholars and statesmen debate whether it is the balance of power or the influence of international norms that most directly shapes foreign policy goals. Critically assessing both explanations, Legro argues that it was, rather, the organizational cultures of military bureaucracies—their beliefs and customs in waging war—that decided national priorities for limiting the use of force in World War II. Drawing on documents from Germany, Britain, the United States, and the former Soviet Union, Legro provides a compelling account of how military cultures molded state preferences and affected the success of cooperation. In its clear and cogent analysis, this book has significant implications for the theory and practice of international relations.

America's Political Class Under Fire

The Twentieth Century's Great Culture War
Author: David A. Horowitz
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135398283
Category: History
Page: 320
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First Published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Coming Out Under Fire

The History of Gay Men and Women in World War II
Author: Allan Bérubé
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
ISBN: 9780807899649
Category: Social Science
Page: 416
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During World War II, as the United States called on its citizens to serve in unprecedented numbers, the presence of gay Americans in the armed forces increasingly conflicted with the expanding antihomosexual policies and procedures of the military. In Coming Out Under Fire, Allan Berube examines in depth and detail these social and political confrontation--not as a story of how the military victimized homosexuals, but as a story of how a dynamic power relationship developed between gay citizens and their government, transforming them both. Drawing on GIs' wartime letters, extensive interviews with gay veterans, and declassified military documents, Berube thoughtfully constructs a startling history of the two wars gay military men and women fough--one for America and another as homosexuals within the military. Berube's book, the inspiration for the 1995 Peabody Award-winning documentary film of the same name, has become a classic since it was published in 1990, just three years prior to the controversial "don't ask, don't tell" policy, which has continued to serve as an uneasy compromise between gays and the military. With a new foreword by historians John D'Emilio and Estelle B. Freedman, this book remains a valuable contribution to the history of World War II, as well as to the ongoing debate regarding the role of gays in the U.S. military.

Under Fire


Author: Fred Burton,Samuel M. Katz
Publisher: Icon Books Ltd
ISBN: 1848317298
Category: Political Science
Page: 320
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Benghazi, Libya. 9/11/2012. Just over a year after the fall of Gaddafi, and on the eleventh anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, a group of heavily armed Islamic terrorists had their sights set on the U.S. diplomatic and intelligence presence in the city. In the prolonged attack, four Americans died, including the American ambassador to Libya, Christopher Stevens, the Information Officer Sean Smith, and two former Navy SEALs, Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty, working for the Central Intelligence Agency. Based on confidential eyewitness sources within the intelligence, diplomatic, and military communities, Under Fire is the terrifying account of that night, and of a desperate last stand amid the chaos of rebellion.

Speech Matters

On Lying, Morality, and the Law
Author: Seana Valentine Shiffrin
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400852528
Category: Philosophy
Page: 248
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To understand one another as individuals and to fulfill the moral duties that require such understanding, we must communicate with each other. We must also maintain protected channels that render reliable communication possible, a demand that, Seana Shiffrin argues, yields a prohibition against lying and requires protection for free speech. This book makes a distinctive philosophical argument for the wrong of the lie and provides an original account of its difference from the wrong of deception. Drawing on legal as well as philosophical arguments, the book defends a series of notable claims—that you may not lie about everything to the "murderer at the door," that you have reasons to keep promises offered under duress, that lies are not protected by free speech, that police subvert their mission when they lie to suspects, and that scholars undermine their goals when they lie to research subjects. Many philosophers start to craft moral exceptions to demands for sincerity and fidelity when they confront wrongdoers, the pressures of non-ideal circumstances, or the achievement of morally substantial ends. But Shiffrin consistently resists this sort of exceptionalism, arguing that maintaining a strong basis for trust and reliable communication through practices of sincerity, fidelity, and respecting free speech is an essential aspect of ensuring the conditions for moral progress, including our rehabilitation of and moral reconciliation with wrongdoers.

L. A. Under Fire


Author: Tierney S. Hamilton
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1477105123
Category: Fiction
Page: 133
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Kristen Johnson is normally a strong, independent, thirty year old woman. However, when faced with divorce from a man she has been with since high school her strength and independence becomes harder to keep a hold on. His prolonged affairs with numerous women have finally taken its tollon him. With two small children, she is faced with the decision to grow stronger or fall to pieces. After winning a contest to be part of a televised program that would give her the body of her dreams, she chooses to face life head on. Leaving her children in Colorado Springs, Colorado with her ex-husband, she heads to Los Angeles for the 8-week process that will change her life. Through the process, she meets an extremely well known actor whom she has admired for years. Her relationship with Jake Hendricks grows stronger each day that they spend together. On the night before her flight back to reality, terror strikes Los Angeles and Kristen and Jake are caught in the middle. Through the terror of the situation that she has found herself in, she has to choose whether to fight or hide while finding love within a man she never dreamed she would even meet. Together they face an evil that few people have faced before. Evil that comes from one mans passion for revenge.

The Modern Law of Contract


Author: Richard Stone
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9781859418826
Category: Law
Page: 512
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The Modern Law of Contractbuilds on the success of the popular Principlesof Contract Law. Taking account of a variety of theoretical approaches: economic, sociological and empirical, the book combines meticulous examination of authorities and commentary with a modern and contextual approach. The range of material covered, combined with an accessible style, means that this book meets the needs of all undergraduate contract courses, enabling students to gain a profound understanding of this pivotal field. It will also be useful for students studying contract law as part of another discipline.

Learning Under Fire

The 112th Cavalry Regiment in World War II
Author: James Scott Powell
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
ISBN: 1603443525
Category:
Page: 242
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Thrown into the heart of war with little training--and even less that would apply to the battles in which they were engaged--the units of the 112th Cavalry Regiment faced not only the Japanese enemy, but a rugged environment for which they were ill-prepared. They also grappled with the continuing challenge of learning new military skills and tactics across ever-shifting battlefields. The 112th Cavalry Regiment entered federal service in November 1940 as war clouds gathered thick on the horizon. By July 1942, the 112th was headed for the Pacific theater. As the war neared its end, the regiment again had to shift its focus quickly from an anticipated offensive on the Japanese home islands to becoming part of the occupation force in the land of a conquered enemy. James S. Powell thoroughly mines primary documents and buttresses his story with pertinent secondary accounts as he explores in detail the ways in which this military unit adapted to the changing demands of its tactical and strategic environment. He demonstrates that this learning was not simply a matter of steadily building on experience and honing relevant skills. It also required discovering shortcomings and promptly taking action to improve--often while in direct contact with the enemy.

Conduct Under Fire

Four American Doctors and Their Fight for Life as Prisoners of the Japanese, 1941-1945
Author: John A. Glusman
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101117842
Category: History
Page: 608
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The fierce, bloody battles of Bataan and Corregidor in the Philippines are legendary in the annals of World War II. Those who survived faced the horrors of life as prisoners of the Japanese. In Conduct Under Fire, John A. Glusman chronicles these events through the eyes of his father, Murray, and three fellow navy doctors captured on Corregidor in May 1942. Here are the dramatic stories of the fall of Bataan, the siege of “the Rock,” and the daily struggles to tend the sick, wounded, and dying during some of the heaviest bombardments of World War II. Here also is the desperate war doctors and corpsmen waged against disease and starvation amid an enemy that viewed surrender as a disgrace. To survive, the POWs functioned as a family. But the ties that bind couldn’t protect them from a ruthless counteroffensive waged by American submarines or from the B-29 raids that burned Japan’s major cities to the ground. Based on extensive interviews with American, British, Australian, and Japanese veterans, as well as diaries, letters, and war crimes testimony, this is a harrowing account of a brutal clash of cultures, of a race war that escalated into total war. Like Flags of Our Fathers and Ghost Soldiers, Conduct Under Fire is a story of bravery on the battlefield and ingenuity behind barbed wire, one that reveals the long shadow the war cast on the lives of those who fought it.

Transformation Under Fire

Revolutionizing how America Fights
Author: Douglas A. Macgregor
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780275981921
Category: History
Page: 300
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Are we prepared to meet the challenges of the next war? What should our military look like? What lessons have we learned from recent actions in Afghanistan and Iraq? Macgregor has captured the attention of key leaders and inspired a genuine public debate on military reform. Macgregor's controversial ideas, favored by the current Bush administration, would reduce timelines for deployment, enhance responsiveness to crises, and permit rapid decision-making and planning.

Peter Singer Under Fire

The Moral Iconoclast Faces His Critics
Author: Jeffrey A. Schaler
Publisher: Open Court
ISBN: 0812697693
Category: Philosophy
Page: 640
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One of the leading ethical thinkers of the modern age, Peter Singer has repeatedly been embroiled in controversy. Protesters in Germany closed down his lectures, mistakenly thinking he was advocating Nazi views on eugenics. Conservative publisher Steve Forbes withdrew generous donations to Princeton after Singer was appointed professor of bioethics. His belief that infanticide is sometimes morally justified has appalled people from all walks of life. Peter Singer Under Fire gives a platform to his critics on many contentious issues. Leaders of the disability rights group Not Dead Yet attack Singer’s views on disability and euthanasia. Economists criticize the effectiveness of his ideas for solving global poverty. Philosophers expose problems in Singer’s theory of utilitarianism and ethicists refute his position on abortion. Singer’s engaging “Intellectual Autobiography” explains how he came by his controversial views, while detailed replies to each critic reveal further surprising aspects of his unique outlook.

Under Fire


Author: W.E.B. Griffin
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781440639036
Category: Fiction
Page: 736
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After the epic struggle of World War II, W.E.B. Griffin’s bestselling chronicle of the Marine Corps enters a new stage of modern warfare—with new weapons, new strategies, and a new breed of warrior—on the battlefields of Korea... In 1950, Captain Ken McCoy’s report on North Korean hostilities meets with so much bureaucratic displeasure that he is promptly booted out of the Corps—and just as promptly picked up by the fledgling CIA. Soon, his predictions come true: on June 25th the North Koreans invade across the 38th parallel. Immediately veterans scattered throughout military and civilian life are called up, many with only seventy-two hours notice. For these men and their families, names such as Inchon and Pusan will acquire a new, bloody reality—and become their greatest challenge of all...

Concern, the sources of values under fire in Cows Island


Author: Antoine A. Raphael
Publisher: Antoine A Raphael
ISBN: 0557295998
Category:
Page: 348
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As the title indicates, the sources of values (art, religion, politics, philosophy, science) have been questioned in this story. They do have their claims; however,they fail to change the world. Concern is a very exciting reading.

Congressional Record

Proceedings and Debates of the ... Congress
Author: United States. Congress
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Law
Page: N.A
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The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. It is published daily when Congress is in session. The Congressional Record began publication in 1873. Debates for sessions prior to 1873 are recorded in The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States (1789-1824), the Register of Debates in Congress (1824-1837), and the Congressional Globe (1833-1873)

Under Fire


Author: Jamie Denton
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 1460371992
Category: Fiction
Page: 224
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OSHA investigator Jana Linney has never had good sex. So when she approaches hot firefighter Ben Perry in a bar, she's not sure what she's thinking. Having a one-night stand is totally not her, but if anyone can "help" her, he can. The next morning Jana knows once isn't enough. Unfortunately, her chances of a repeat performance become unlikely when she discovers she's investigating the death of one of his co-workers.… Ben never intended his night with Jana to be anything more. His eager pupil, though, makes him question his entire decision. Then when Jana shows up at the firehouse he knows their relationship can't go any further. Unless, of course, she gives the case to someone else. However, Jana won't budge and says they can keep their professional and personal lives separate. But there's nothing professional about his plans for her!