Surrender or Starve

Travels in Ethiopia, Sudan, Somalia, and Eritrea
Author: Robert D. Kaplan
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 030754768X
Category: Political Science
Page: 240
View: 7028
Robert D. Kaplan is one of our leading international journalists, someone who can explain the most complicated and volatile regions and show why they’re relevant to our world. In Surrender or Starve, Kaplan illuminates the fault lines in the Horn of Africa, which is emerging as a crucial region for America’s ongoing war on terrorism. Reporting from Sudan, Ethiopia, Somalia, and Eritrea, Kaplan examines the factors behind the famine that ravaged the region in the 1980s, exploring the ethnic, religious, and class conflicts that are crucial for understanding the region today. He offers a new foreword and afterword that show how the nations have developed since the famine, and why this region will only grow more important to the United States. Wielding his trademark ability to blend on-the-ground reporting and cogent analysis, Robert D. Kaplan introduces us to a fascinating part of the world, one that it would behoove all of us to know more about. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Greater Republic

Author: Charles Morris
Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag
ISBN: 3849619907
Page: 656
View: 3738
This book contains a complete, accurate, and graphic history of our country from the first visit of the Northmen, a thousand years ago, to the opening of its new destiny, through the late struggle, resulting in the freeing of Cuba, the wresting of the Philippines, Porto Rico, and the Ladrones from the tyranny of the most cruel of modern nations, and the addition of Hawaii to our domain. The Greater United States, at one bound, assumes its place in the van of nations, and becomes the foremost agent in civilizing and christianizing the world. There are more than 300 engravings. Table Of Contents: Chapter I. Discovery And Exploration. Chapter II. Settlement Of The Thirteen Original States. Chapter III. The Intercolonial Wars And The French And Indian War. Chapter IV. The Revolution—The War In New England. Chapter V. The Revolution (Continued).—The War In The Middle States And On The Sea. Chapter VI The Revolution In The South (Concluded). Chapter VII. Organization Of The United States. Chapter VIII. Administrations Of Washington, John Adams, And Jefferson—1789-1809. Chapter IX. Administrations Of Madison, 1809-1817. Chapter X. Administrations Of James Monroe And John Quincy Adams, 1817-1829. Chapter XI. Administrations Of Jackson, Van Buren, W.H. Harrison, And Tyler, 1829-1845. Chapter XII. Famous Presidential Campaigns Previous To 1840. Chapter XIII. Administration Of Polk, 1845-1849. Chapter XIV. Administrations Of Taylor, Fillmore, Pierce, And Buchanan, 1849-1857. Chapter XV. Administration Of Lincoln, 1861-1865. Chapter XVI. Administration Of Lincoln (Continued), 1861-1865. Chapter XVII. Administration Of Lincoln (Continued), 1861-1865. Chapter XVIIIi. Administration Of Lincoln (Concluded), 1861-1865. Chapter XIX. Administrations Of Johnson And Grant 1865-1877. Chapter XX. Administrations Of Hayes, Garfield, And Arthur, 1877-1885. Chapter XXI. Administration Of Cleveland (First) And Of Harrison, 1885-1893. Chapter XXII. Administration Of Cleveland (Second), 1893-1897. Chapter XXIII. Administration Of Cleveland (Second-Concluded), 1893-1897. Chapter XXIV. Administration Of Mckinley, 1897-1901. Chapter XXV. Administration Of Mckinley (Continued), 1897-1901. Chapter XXVI. Administration Of Mckinley (Continued) 1897-1901.

While Bugles Blow!

Author: L. Ron Hubbard
Publisher: Galaxy Press LLC
ISBN: 1592127290
Category: Fiction
Page: 124
View: 331
He’s a handsome American Lieutenant in the French Foreign Legion. She’s a beautiful woman who’s as fiery as the North African sun . . . and as mysterious as the far side of the moon. And she’s all his—bought and paid for in the village square. Put them together—Cary Grant and Hedy Lamarr—and you’re sure to get fireworks. The only reason the Lieutenant bought her was to free her from the slave trade. But now that he’s got her, he’s got trouble. Two violent native tribes are determined to get their hands on the woman . . . even if it means unleashing an all-out war. The warriors lay siege to the outpost—3000 of them versus 60 Legionnaires within. Can the Lieutenant hold the fort against the onslaught? And how long can he fend off the powerful feelings he has for the woman in his care? And, finally, does he have any idea of the secret in her past that could change everything? On the subject of North Africa, Hubbard said that writers too often “forget a great deal of the languorous quality which made the Arabian Nights so pleasing. Jewels, beautiful women, towering cities filled with mysterious shadows, sultans equally handy with robes of honor and the beheading sword.” Hubbard brings this unique insight to his stories of North Africa and the Legionnaires, investing them with an authenticity of time, place and character that will keep you asking for more.

Bel Ria

Dog of War
Author: Sheila Burnford
Publisher: New York Review of Books
ISBN: 1590178831
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 256
View: 6161
Sheila Burnford, the author of The Incredible Journey, offers the spellbinding tale of a small dog caught up in the Second World War, and of the extraordinary life-transforming attachments he forms with the people he encounters in the course of a perilous passage from occupied France to besieged England. Nameless, Burnford’s hero first turns up as a performing dog, a poodle mix earning his keep as part of a gypsy caravan that is desperately fleeing the Nazi advance. Taken on ship by the Royal Navy, he is given the name of Ria and serves as the scruffy mascot to a boatload of sailors. Marooned in England in the midst of the Blitz, Ria rescues an old woman from the rubble of her bombed house, and finds himself unexpectedly transformed into Bel, the coiffed and pampered companion of her old age. Bel Ria is an exciting story about a compellingly real, completely believable dog. Readers of all sorts and ages will find in Bel Ria a companion to take to heart.

How to Be a Medieval Knight

Author: Fiona Macdonald
Publisher: Salariya Publishers
ISBN: 9781904642442
Category: Knights and knighthood
Page: 32
View: 6196
Looks at the lives and skills needed to be a medieval knight.

Castles, A Very Peculiar History

Author: Jacqueline Morley
Publisher: Andrews UK Limited
ISBN: 190875978X
Category: Architecture
Page: 187
View: 7548
Whether you're planning your first seige, building a fortress or just looking for a way to escape the peasants below, 'Castles: A Very Peculiar History' is full of tips, tricks and horror stories from the castle-building trade. We can't all match up to the combined beauty and danger of the Tower of London, but in this title you'll learn who developed the world's first flat-pack castle, the difference between donjeons and dungeons (it's important, trust us) and even the best time of year for a siege. Discover how a fortress was brought down by forty pigs and even how to use a common plant to defect lightning! Gasp in horrible glee at the many horrid substances poured onto beseigers through those dastardly trebuchets (there are things worse than boiling hot oil!). From the keep to the bailey, 'Castles: A Very Peculiar History' is all you need to learn how to build, manage and defend a mighty fortress.


Author: Arthur Swinson
Publisher: Head of Zeus
ISBN: 1784081779
Category: History
Page: 320
View: 5419
On 7 March 1944 Tokyo announced that the Japanese invasion of British India had begun. By mid-month, the Japanese 31st Division had crossed the Chindwin River in northern Burma, advancing on a wide front towards Imphal and Kohima. In bitter jungle fighting from early April, the British Fourteenth Army under Field Marshal Slim held the Japanese assault on Kohima Ridge. By late June the Japanese were in headlong retreat. Kohima ranks for strategic importance with Alamein, Midway and Stalingrad. The increasing dominance of Allied airpower in the region in the aftermath of the battle was a major factor in turning the tide of the war in East Asia against the Japanese. Drawing on documents and diaries from Japanese as well as Allied sources, Arthur Swinson, who served at Kohima, not only presents a thrilling and fascinating tale of heroism and combat action, but also analyses the political background to and long-term impact of a clash described by Mountbatten as 'one of the greatest battles in history'.

The Thistle and the Drone

How America's War on Terror Became a Global War on Tribal Islam
Author: Akbar Ahmed
Publisher: Brookings Institution Press
ISBN: 0815723792
Category: Political Science
Page: 424
View: 503
In the wake of the 9/11 attacks, the United States declared war on terrorism. More than ten years later, the results are decidedly mixed. Here world-renowned author, diplomat, and scholar Akbar Ahmed reveals an important yet largely ignored result of this war: in many nations it has exacerbated the already broken relationship between central governments and the largely rural Muslim tribal societies on the peripheries of both Muslim and non-Muslim nations. The center and the periphery are engaged in a mutually destructive civil war across the globe, a conflict that has been intensified by the war on terror. Conflicts between governments and tribal societies predate the war on terror in many regions, from South Asia to the Middle East to North Africa, pitting those in the centers of power against those who live in the outlying provinces. Akbar Ahmed's unique study demonstrates that this conflict between the center and the periphery has entered a new and dangerous stage with U.S. involvement after 9/11 and the deployment of drones, in the hunt for al Qaeda, threatening the very existence of many tribal societies. American firepower and its vast anti-terror network have turned the war on terror into a global war on tribal Islam. And too often the victims are innocent children at school, women in their homes, workers simply trying to earn a living, and worshipers in their mosques. Battered by military attacks or drone strikes one day and suicide bombers the next, the tribes bemoan, "Every day is like 9/11 for us." In The Thistle and the Drone, the third volume in Ahmed's groundbreaking trilogy examining relations between America and the Muslim world, the author draws on forty case studies representing the global span of Islam to demonstrate how the U.S. has become involved directly or indirectly in each of these societies. The study provides the social and historical context necessary to understand how both central governments and tribal societies have become embroiled in America's war. Beginning with Waziristan and expanding to societies in Central Asia, the Middle East, North Africa, and elsewhere, Ahmed offers a fresh approach to the conflicts studied and presents an unprecedented paradigm for understanding and winning the war on terror. The Thistle and the Drone was the 2013 Foreword Reviews Gold winner for Political Science.

True Tales of the South at War

How Soldiers Fought and Families Lived, 1861-1865
Author: Clarence Poe
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 048613931X
Category: History
Page: 240
View: 3358
DIVTreasury of reminiscences includes battlefield correspondence, diary entries, journals kept on the homefront, stories told to children and grandchildren, more. Intimate, compelling record. /div

Correspondence of William Shirley, Governor of Massachusetts and Military Commander of America, 1731-1760

Author: Charles Henry Lincoln
Publisher: Heritage Books
ISBN: 9780788423406
Category: History
Page: 1132
View: 6495
Nearly 450 primary documents relating to both the Five Years' French and Indian War (1744-1749), aka Governor Shirley's War, and the more important Seven Years' French and Indian War (1755-1763). L2340HB - $86.50

Starve a Bully, Feed a Champion

101 Days of Spiritual Boot Camp for Attaining Serenity, Confidence, Mental Discipline & Joy in a World Gone Mad.
Author: Jacob Glass
Publisher: BalboaPress
ISBN: 9781452552323
Category: Religion
Page: 288
View: 7578
The mind can be your best friend or your worst enemy. It can be the center of miracles, or of madness. It can be a place of truth, or a place of lies; it can be an environment of peaceful contemplation, or of desperate painful isolation. The choice is ours to make. No one else is thinking in our heads. As one classic horror movie proclaims, The calls are coming from inside the house! With all the talk in the world about bullying, the one thing that is rarely considered is that the most vicious monster, the most insidious bully, who is out to terrorize, torment us and steal our joy, is not so much out there in the schools or the workplace or the neighborhood. The bully we cannot seem to escape from is the one living inside our own heads. In Starve a Bully, Feed a Champion, Jacob Glass and his spirit guides take the reader through a gentle 101 day spiritual boot camp to guide the mind away from the tormenting thoughts of the ego and toward the peaceful, joyous and loving thoughts which lead to freedom and peace of mind. Based on the principles of A Course in Miracles and other New Thought teachings, the goal of this boot camp is the attainment of inner peace under any and all circumstances. You were not meant to merely survive, but to thrive!

Starve the Ego: Feed the Soul! Souldrama: Ignite Your Spiritual Intelligence!

Author: Connie Miller
ISBN: 055725972X
Category: Self-Help
Page: 223
View: 8727
This is a story about relationships. A story about a man named Iye who has been searching for his soulmate. In order to find his partner he must leave the land of Ego and pass through seven doors of spiritual transformation of souldrama. Each door offers and challenge and a gift upon its completion. Will he complete the journey? Today, we seem to search for meaning and purpose in our lives and begin a spiritual journey as we ask ourselves,"Is this all there is?" What keeps people stuck in relationships, careers, addictions?Souldrama helps us to move past the resistance in our lives preventing us from accessing our higher purpose. Souldrama integrates all three levels of intelligences, our rational, emotional, and spiritual, through a group process that puts spirituality into action. The end result helps us to create spiritually intelligent leadership. Souldrama moves group therapy and psychodrama to another level, that of the transpersonal.


A Bitter Creek Novel
Author: Joan Johnston
Publisher: Dell
ISBN: 0399177779
Category: Fiction
Page: 368
View: 3070
In New York Times bestselling author Joan Johnston’s scorching contemporary romance, a second chance at love may be the last. When a sudden tornado of flame from a raging forest fire snuffs out both engines of the Twin Otter being piloted by Taylor Grayhawk, she locks eyes with the last man on the plane: her longtime enemy and one-time lover, smoke jumper Brian Flynn. Grayhawk and Flynn can’t agree on anything—not even how to escape their desperate situation. Once they’re on the ground, the only shelter they can find leaves the adversaries trapped together—with no way out. Injured and starving, Taylor and Brian struggle to survive, yet somehow the threat of imminent death reignites something deep and powerful between them. Feelings they thought long dead rise from the ashes, suddenly making them more than just allies in a life-or-death struggle against nature’s fury. A still greater challenge awaits when fate delivers them from harm and puts their rekindled love to its ultimate test: Surrender to each other, or part forever.

Starve and Immolate

The Politics of Human Weapons
Author: Banu Bargu
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231538111
Category: Philosophy
Page: 512
View: 5675
Starve and Immolate tells the story of leftist political prisoners in Turkey who waged a deadly struggle against the introduction of high security prisons by forging their lives into weapons. Weaving together contemporary and critical political theory with political ethnography, Banu Bargu analyzes the death fast struggle as an exemplary though not exceptional instance of self-destructive practices that are a consequence of, retort to, and refusal of the increasingly biopolitical forms of sovereign power deployed around the globe. Bargu chronicles the experiences, rituals, values, beliefs, ideological self-representations, and contentions of the protestors who fought cellular confinement against the background of the history of Turkish democracy and the treatment of dissent in a country where prisons have become sites of political confrontation. A critical response to Michel Foucault's Discipline and Punish, Starve and Immolate centers on new forms of struggle that arise from the asymmetric antagonism between the state and its contestants in the contemporary prison. Bargu ultimately positions the weaponization of life as a bleak, violent, and ambivalent form of insurgent politics that seeks to wrench the power of life and death away from the modern state on corporeal grounds and in increasingly theologized forms. Drawing attention to the existential commitment, sacrificial morality, and militant martyrdom that transforms these struggles into a complex amalgam of resistance, Bargu explores the global ramifications of human weapons' practices of resistance, their possibilities and limitations.

Starve the Vulture

A Memoir
Author: Jason Carney
Publisher: Akashic Books
ISBN: 1617753386
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 300
View: 5673
"Jaunty, frank, and compelling, Carney shares his instructive story with generosity and insight." --Booklist "Carney will easily win sympathy for his life, in which he has persevered to show others the hard work of his salvation." --Kirkus Reviews "Thanks to Carney's long career as a poet, there are some truly beautiful, enthralling passages that make the book a real page turner." --LitReactor "Carney weaves beautiful imagery into each scene, pulling the reader down the rabbit hole with him. His voice is raw and honest, similar to his poetic voice if you've had the good sense to have listened to him read before. With a deft hand, Carney takes what could be a kaleidoscope of agony, a narrative too hard to absorb, and softens each blow with his gentle prose." --PANK Magazine "It seems impossible to me that a reader could fail to be gripped by Carney's straightforward, vulnerable voice, which is able to imbue the harrowing events of his life with beauty, humor, and deep meaning." --Hippocampus Magazine "A story of tremendous courage and creativity in overcoming." --Poet Victoria "Before he was a sex-addict-crackhead-boozer-porn-salesman sliding downward in the Dallas demimonde, Jason Carney was a poet, a lowlife who prized his thesaurus as much as his speed pipe...He made it out, and Starve the Vulture tells how he did it, how poetic ecstasy trumped sordid pleasure. Brisk, electric, and moving, his story recalls both Baudelaire's Intimate Journals and Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress." --J. Michael Lennon, author of Norman Mailer: A Double Life "While everyone with a pen claims to have been to hell and back, Jason Carney crafts his own harrowing perdition with a singular voice that is brash, unflinching, and eerily poetic." --Patricia Smith, author of Shoulda Been Jimi Savannah "As Jason Carney takes himself from transgression to transcendence, he takes us with him. What starves the vulture will feed the reader." --Daphne Gottlieb, author of 15 Ways to Stay Alive The latest from Akashic's Kaylie Jones Books imprint. A lyrical, mesmerizing debut from Jason Carney who overcomes his own racism, homophobia, drug addiction, and harrowing brushes with death to find redemption and unlikely fame on the national performance poetry circuit. Woven into Carney's path to recovery is a powerful family story, depicting the roots of prejudice and dysfunction through several generations.

Surrender to the Billionaire Boys Club

Billionaire Romance Series, #2
Author: Cara Miller
Publisher: Cara Miller
ISBN: 1533720126
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
View: 3536
Money doesn’t solve all problems. Even when you have a billion dollars. A surprise invitation. A shocking announcement. And Kelsey North’s life will never be the same. While dealing with the pain of her best friend dropping out of Darrow Law School, and struggling through law school exams, Kelsey finds herself swept into the complex world of billionaires Tyler Olsen and Ryan Perkins. Will Kelsey be able to maintain her small town values, or will she be seduced by the Billionaire Boys Club?

Power: Die 48 Gesetze der Macht

Author: Robert Greene
Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG
ISBN: 3446435530
Category: Political Science
Page: 256
View: 3850
Mit über 200.000 verkauften Exemplaren dominierte „Power – Die 48 Gesetze der Macht“ von Robert Greene monatelang die Bestsellerlisten. Nun erscheint der Klassiker als Kompaktausgabe: knapp, prägnant, unterhaltsam. Wer Macht haben will, darf sich nicht zu lange mit moralischen Skrupeln aufhalten. Wer glaubt, dass ihn die Mechanismen der Macht nicht interessieren müssten, kann morgen ihr Opfer sein. Wer behauptet, dass Macht auch auf sanftem Weg erreichbar ist, verkennt die Wirklichkeit. Dieses Buch ist der Machiavelli des 21. Jahrhunderts, aber auch eine historische und literarische Fundgrube voller Überraschungen.

The Police Journal

Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Page: N.A
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A History of Greece

Author: John Bagnell Bury
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1108082203
Category: History
Page: 952
View: 549
This very readable 1900 work became a standard textbook on ancient Greek history to the death of Alexander the Great.