Surrender Or Starve

Travels in Ethiopia, Sudan, Somalia, and Eritrea
Author: Robert D. Kaplan
Publisher: Vintage Books
ISBN: 9781400034529
Category: History
Page: 222
View: 1590
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.

Fantasmas balcánicos

Author: Robert D. Kaplan
Publisher: Ediciones B - Mexico
ISBN: 9788466621854
Page: 435
View: 9512

While Bugles Blow!

Author: L. Ron Hubbard
Publisher: Galaxy Press LLC
ISBN: 1592127290
Category: Fiction
Page: 124
View: 6044
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.

The Authentic Life of Billy the Kid

Author: Pat F. Garrett
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
ISBN: 1616081767
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 144
View: 6549
Originally published: Santa Fe, N.M.: New Mexican Print. and Pub. Co., 1882.


Author: Sun Tzu
Publisher: Álvaro Pau Sánchez Sendra
Category: Philosophy
Page: 61
View: 6090
El general Sun Tzu –cuenta la tradición– condensó el aprendizaje de su vasta experiencia militar en el texto que con múltiples variaciones nos llega como El arte de la guerra. De veras un récord en ese requisito para los grandes libros de “no perder actualidad”: más de dos mil quinientos años. Contribuyó, de paso, a la unificación de dos imperios: China y Japón. No en vano fue un padre jesuita, Jean Joseph-Marie Amiot, el que en 1772 publicó aquella primera traducción al francés que arraigó en Europa esta obra impregnada de sabiduría taoísta. Un recetario de estrategias para prevalecer en cualquier confrontación. Inteligencia y conocimiento son imprescindibles para perpetrar todo engaño: en el campo de batalla, sobre el adversario, y en las ficciones, sobre el lector. El arte de la guerra permite entender también los componentes de una ficción.

48 Leyes Del Poder / 48 Laws Of Power

Author: Robert Greene,Joost Elffers
Publisher: Atlantida Editorial S.A.
ISBN: 9789500826037
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 526
View: 3417
This work distills three thousand years of the history of power into forty-eight well explicated laws in a collection that draws on the wisdom of Machiavelli, Von Clausewitz, and others.

Bel Ria

Dog of War
Author: Sheila Burnford
Publisher: New York Review of Books
ISBN: 1590178831
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 256
View: 5355
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: 7581
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: 7141
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: 8729
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: 7169
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: 3310
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: 7365
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

Invierno Mediterraneo

Author: Robert Kaplan
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9788466618823
Category: Fiction
Page: 272
View: 7121

Cartas en el Asunto (Mundodisco 33)

Author: Terry Pratchett
Publisher: PLAZA & JANES
ISBN: 8401352088
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
View: 8692
Con Cartas en el asunto, trigésimo tercera novela del «Mundodisco», Terry Pratchett volvía a superar el listón que él mismo se ponía cada vez más alto. Divertida e inteligente, esta entrega de la serie quedó finalista en los prestigiosos premios Nebula y Locus de 2005. Húmedo von Mustachen, artista de las estafas, los timos y las apuestas fraudulentas, debe elegir entre la muerte y la vida. O lo que es lo mismo, entre pensar unas famosas últimas palabras de camino a la horca, o aceptar la oferta de lord Vetinari de modernizar el moribundo servicio de correos de Ankh-Morpork. Pasar de la honrada delincuencia a trabajar para el gobierno... hum, difícil decisión. Tendría que reabrir la destartalada Oficina de Correos, en la que se acumulan toneladas de cartas desde hace años. Tendría que desafiar al sol, la lluvia, la nieve, los perros, los trolls con palos, las enormes cosas verdes con dientes y tantos otros obstáculos en la ruta de un cartero. Tendría que enfrentarse a su principal competencia: el equipo directivo de la compañía de torres de señales que ha monopolizado las comunicaciones del Mundodisco. Y tampoco estaría nada mal conseguir una cita con la señorita Buencorazón... Tal vez haga falta un timador nato, con don de gentes y mucho estilo, para triunfar donde otros más escrupulosos han fracasado. Puede que sea el momento de tomar... cartas en el asunto.

Moby Dick (Clásico de la literatura inglesa)

Author: Herman Melville
Publisher: Musaicum Books
ISBN: 802722568X
Category: Fiction
Page: 599
View: 8305
Moby-Dick narra la travesía del barco ballenero Pequod en la obsesiva y autodestructiva persecución de una gran ballena blanca (cachalote) impulsada por el capitán Ahab. Al margen de la persecución y evolución de sus personajes, el tema de la novela es eminentemente enciclopédico al incluir detalladas y extensas descripciones de la caza de las ballenas en el siglo XIX y multitud de otros detalles sobre la vida marinera de la época. Quizá por ello la novela no tuvo ningún éxito comercial en su primera publicación, aunque con posterioridad haya servido para cimentar la reputación del autor y situarlo entre los mejores escritoires estadounidenses. Herman Melville (1819 - 1891) - novelista y poeta norteamericano y una de las principales figuras de la historia de la literatura. Con apenas veinte años, Melville comenzó una serie de viajes por todo el mundo que más adelante le servirían como base e inspiración para varias de sus novelas, incluyendo varios años trabajando como ballenero y pasando varias aventuras en las islas del Pacífico. El mar y su mundo son fundamentales en la obra de Melville, como ya se aprecia en Mardi o Taipi.

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

Author: Connie Miller
ISBN: 055725972X
Category: Self-Help
Page: 223
View: 1355
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.

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: 7724
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!

El Libro del Mar

Author: Morten Strknes
Publisher: Salamandra
ISBN: 9788498388732
Category: Fiction
Page: 320
View: 5362
Dos amigos, Morten Strksnes y el artista Hugo Aasjord, obsesionados con la captura de un tiburon boreal, deciden dedicar un ano de sus vidas a intentarlo. Su equipamiento deja mucho que desear: una lancha neumatica a motor, unas canas de pescar y la carne putrefacta de una vaca escocesa como cebo. Mientras esperan a que el tiburon emerja de las profundidades, Strksnes medita sobre la asombrosa belleza del archipielago de las Lofoten y acerca del oceano en toda su amplitud: desde la poesia y la mitologia hasta la historia, la ciencia y la ecologia.


Author: Henry Kissinger
Publisher: DEBATE
ISBN: 8499921450
Category: Political Science
Page: N.A
View: 2795
La visión sobre China de una de las grandes figuras de la política internacional en la segunda mitad del siglo XX y Premio Nobel de la Paz. Cualquier intento de comprender el futuro papel de China en el mundo comienza con el reconocimiento de su historia: ningún otro país puede reivindicar una relación tan poderosa con su pasado y sus principios tradicionales, y son muy pocas las sociedades que han alcanzado una dimensión y una sofisticación comparables. Henry Kissinger fue el gran artífice de la apertura de China al mundo con su visita en 1971 como secretario de Estado, y la preparación de la que al año siguiente llevaría a cabo el presidente Nixon. Desde entonces, la relevancia de China en el mundo no ha dejado de crecer. Kissinger ha ayudado a configurar las relaciones de China con Occidente, y ha escrito por fin la historia de un país que conoce íntimamente. En este libro, Kissinger revisa los episodios clave de la política internacional china desde la época clásica hasta nuestros días y examina su estrategia diplomática en momentos tan fundamentales como los primeros encuentros entre el país asiático y las modernas potencias europeas, la creación y el colapso de la alianza chino-soviética, la guerra de Corea, el viaje histórico de Richard Nixon a Pekín y las tres crisis en el estrecho de Taiwán. Y, a partir de documentos históricos y de las conversaciones mantenidas con los líderes chinos durante los últimos cuarenta años, examina el modo en que China ha abordado la diplomacia, la estrategia y la negociación a lo largo de su historia, y reflexiona sobre sus consecuencias en el balance global del poder en el siglo XXI.