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Rebel Island

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Triple-crown winner of mystery’s most coveted awards—the Edgar, the Anthony, and the Shamus—Rick Riordan and his Texas-style take on the crime novel have never been bigger or darker than in this latest Tres Navarre thriller. This time Navarre faces a killer as unstoppable as a force of nature. Tres Navarre had given up private investigation—and with it a violent past that had buried too many friends. Newly married, with a baby on the way, it was time to find a safer line of work. He and Maia had come to Rebel Island to celebrate their honeymoon and a new future. But no sooner had they arrived than a reminder of the past showed up in the form of a corpse shot dead in room 12. Just like that Tres finds himself flashing back on the memory of a grim childhood summer spent on the island—a summer that changed everything in his life. A summer he could never forget but never entirely remember either. And when a second corpse turns up, it’s clear to Tres that the past is not dead and buried after all, but is stalking Rebel Island with unfinished business of its own. What really happened that long-ago summer, what dark secrets were kept, and who has come back to avenge them…these are the questions Tres, his brother Garrett, and the very pregnant Maia must answer—and time is running out. For a monster hurricane is about to hit Rebel Island, cutting them off from the mainland and leaving them trapped on a flooding island with the hotel’s remaining guests brutally dying one by one. Tres knows better than anyone that the bloodlines of South Texas are as twisted as barbed wire. This time they’re guarding a revelation that can turn his dreams of happily ever after into the ultimate nightmare.

Love for a Deaf Rebel

Love for a Deaf Rebel Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Derrick King
Editor: Provenance Press
ISBN: 981180575X
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Love for a Deaf Rebel is the true story of a tumultuous romance. With pathos and nostalgia, the author recounts his roller-coaster ride with Pearl, a vivacious deaf maverick, who, unknown to him, had paranoid schizophrenia. We follow their encounters through actual notes written before Derrick learns sign language; we go on their motorcycle ride to Mexico and Guatemala; we watch as the happy couple moves to Bowen Island, a British Columbia community with just three paved roads. Pearl and the author marry and build their dream home and hobby farm. They encounter one obstacle after another while building their life together as Pearl’s perception of reality—and, crucially, their perception of each other—begins to change. The author learns what it means to be deaf, what it means to struggle with mental health, and what it means to love such a woman unconditionally—the ecstasy and the agony. There are other books about discovering schizophrenia in the family and about deaf woman-hearing man relationships, but none that tells the true story of a woman who struggled with both. [Bowen Island, Clozapine, Cochlear, Deaf, Deafness, Delusion, Dialectical, Disability, Hearing, Hidden Valley Road, Children of a Lesser God, Mental illness, Psychotic, Psychosis, Schizophrenia, Thorazine, Vancouver, Marriage, Love, Man-woman relationships, Deaf-Marriage, Mentally ill-Marriage, Deaf-Family relationships, Schizophrenics-Family relationships]

Billionaire's Island Bride

Billionaire's Island Bride Pdf/ePub eBook Author: JUDY ANGELO
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NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY Best-selling Author, Judy Angelo, presents: Volume 3: BAD BOY BILLIONAIRE VERSUS REBEL ISLAND BRIDE - AND THE WINNER IS... Normally shy and reserved, college student Erin Samuels goes to the island of Santa Marta where she breaks out of her shell and does things that shock even her. And, as if that weren't bad enough, she ends up trapped in a marriage by blackmail! Dare DeSouza is used to women throwing themselves at him and he lumps Erin Samuels in the same category. Gold-diggers, that's what they all are, but this time he has a plan. He sets out to teach Erin a lesson she'll never forget...and ends up learning the greatest lesson of his life. An island romance that will keep readers guessing every step of the way...

Peacekeeping and the African Union

Peacekeeping and the African Union Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jude Cocodia
Editor: Routledge
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This book offers a detailed examination of the effectiveness of the peacekeeping operations of the African Union. Despite its growing reputation in peacekeeping and its status as the oldest continental peacekeeper, the performance of the African Union (AU) has hitherto not been assessed. This book fills that gap and analyses six case studies: Burundi, Comoros, Somalia, Mali, Darfur and the Central African Republic. From a methodological perspective it takes a problem-solving approach and utilises process tracing in its analysis, with its standard for success resting on achieving negative peace (the cessation of violence and provision of security). Theoretically, this study offers a comprehensive list of factors drawn from peace literature and field experience which influence the outcome of peacekeeping. Beyond the major issues, such as funding, international collaboration and mandate, this work also examines the impact of largely ignored factors such as force integrity and territory size. The book modifies the claim of peace literature on what matters for success and advocates the indispensability of domestic elite cooperation, local initiative and international political will. It recognises the necessity of factors such as lead state and force integrity for certain peace operations. In bringing these factors together, this study expands the peacekeeping debate on what matters for stability in conflict areas. This book will be of much interest to students of peacekeeping, African politics, war and conflict studies, and International Relations in general.

The European Volunteer 3

The European Volunteer 3 Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Massimiliano Afiero
Editor: Soldiershop Publishing
ISBN: 8893271370
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The European Volunteer 3 by Massimiliano Afiero Summary

In this number: SS cavalry units on the Eastern Front, SS-Sturmbannführer Heinrich Springer, Norwegian volunteers on the Finnish Front, Götz von Berlichingen in Normandy, The Legion of French Volunteers…, SS-Unterscharführer Paul Brandstetter, Hitler’s Obersalzberg.

Those Damned Rebels

Those Damned Rebels Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Michael Pearson
Editor: Da Capo Press
ISBN: 0786749784
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Using firsthand accounts—journals, letters from British officers in the field, reports from colonial governors in the colonies—Michael Pearson has provided a contemporary report of the Revolution as the British witnessed it. Seen from this perspective, some of the major events of the war are given startling interpretations: For example, the British considered their defeat at Bunker Hill nothing more than a minor setback, especially in light of their capture of New York and Philadelphia. Only at the very end of the conflict did they realize that the Yankees had lost the battles but won the war. From the Boston Tea Party to that day in 1785 when the first U.S. ambassador presented his credentials to a grudging George III, here is the full account of "those damned rebels" who somehow managed to found a new nation.

Caroline Hartley and the Secret Castle Adventure

Caroline Hartley and the Secret Castle Adventure Pdf/ePub eBook Author: D.J. Robinson
Editor: iUniverse
ISBN: 1532048408
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Caroline Hartley and the Secret Castle Adventure by D.J. Robinson Summary

Caroline Hartley has a magic key. It has allowed she and her brother Martin to secretly step through an attic door and time-travel back to 1912, at a castle they have been staying at in Central Europe. In the present, their father Chris has had an IT presentation brought forward a week at the United Nations in Vienna. This has resulted in the family leaving the castle early and returning to Bratislava, where Chris lives. The Hartley children would love to return to the castle as soon as possible, as they would like to use Carolines magic key one more time. Both wish to time-travel back to 1912 so that they can go on more adventures with their friends.

Other Waters

Other Waters Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Mike Yurk
Editor: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1665554738
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The places we fish and people we are with takes us on new adventures in Mike Yurk’s latest book, Other Waters. Follow Mike as he takes you from Costa Rico to catch marlin, to Mexico for sailfish and big bass to Canada’s Northwest Territories fishing for giant lake trout. In between are other waters; streams, rivers, ponds and lakes both big and small forming memorable fishing with unforgettable companions. There are two trout streams in northern Wisconsin from Mike’s youth to years later two other steams in North Carolina’s Appalachian Mountains. Rivers such as Wisconsin’s Wolf and Fox Rivers fishing in his early years with his father and grandfather brings us to the Mississippi River today fishing with buddies near his home in northwestern Wisconsin. Another river in Missouri takes us on legendary float fishing one of Ozarks premier waters. Go trout fishing in a military training area in Germany where the weather is always challenging. Two small ponds in Alabama as well as a large impoundment lake teaches Mike about bass fishing. Join Mike during the winter when he fishes through the ice on several Wisconsin lakes. Another Wisconsin lake never disappoints with both muskies and bass. There are other waters close to his home, fishing for smallmouth bass in Lake Superior, walleyes in northern Minnesota and largemouth bass and panfish at a lake known simply as Lake X to protect its identity. Exploring other waters bring both successes and disappointments along with new sights and sounds. As important as the waters Mike fishes are those who join him on these travels and ventures along with the people he meets while fishing other waters. Other Waters is book of people and places and adventures and fishing, making a lifetime of memories.

Hengest, Gwrtheyrn and the Chronology of Post-Roman Britain

Hengest, Gwrtheyrn and the Chronology of Post-Roman Britain Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Flint F. Johnson
Editor: McFarland
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Hengest, Gwrtheyrn and the Chronology of Post-Roman Britain by Flint F. Johnson Summary

In this book, the author makes use of the methodology he developed in Origins of Arthurian Romances (McFarland 2012) in order to reevaluate the post–Roman history of Britain. He begins by delving into the historical contexts of the key traditional players of the fifth century—Hengest and Gwrtheyrn. A better understanding of these two characters allows for a reexamination of the persons and events of the fifth, sixth, and seventh centuries. The text that follows entirely realigns how those centuries can be seen from a chronological as well as a military and political standpoint. The fifth century was not a time of British and Germanic fragmentation as they separated from Rome, but one of slow integration and the formation of kingships that were a result of the economic realities of surviving without the dying giant.

Handbook of Federal Countries, 2005

Handbook of Federal Countries, 2005 Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Ann Griffiths
Editor: McGill-Queen\'s Press - MQUP
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Unique in its timely scope and depth, this volume begins with a foreword by Forum President Bob Rae that reflects on the importance of the federal idea in the contemporary world and provides an excellent introduction to federalism. New comparative chapters examine the recent draft constitutional treaty in Europe and the possibility of federalism being adopted in two countries with longstanding violent conflicts - Sri Lanka and Sudan.

The English Atlantic in an Age of Revolution, 1640–1661

The English Atlantic in an Age of Revolution, 1640–1661 Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Carla Gardina Pestana
Editor: Harvard University Press
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Between 1640 and 1660, England, Scotland, and Ireland faced civil war, invasion, religious radicalism, parliamentary rule, and the restoration of the monarchy. Carla Gardina Pestana offers a sweeping history that systematically connects these cataclysmic events and the development of the infant plantations from Newfoundland to Surinam. By 1660, the English Atlantic emerged as religiously polarized, economically interconnected, socially exploitative, and ideologically anxious about its liberties. War increased both the proportion of unfree laborers and ethnic diversity in the settlements. Neglected by London, the colonies quickly developed trade networks, especially from seafaring New England, and entered the slave trade. Barbadian planters in particular moved decisively toward slavery as their premier labor system, leading the way toward its adoption elsewhere. When by the 1650s the governing authorities tried to impose their vision of an integrated empire, the colonists claimed the rights of "freeborn English men," making a bid for liberties that had enormous implications for the rise in both involuntary servitude and slavery. Changes at home politicized religion in the Atlantic world and introduced witchcraft prosecutions. Pestana presents a compelling case for rethinking our assumptions about empire and colonialism and offers an invaluable look at the creation of the English Atlantic world.

Peace Negotiations and Time

Peace Negotiations and Time Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Marco Pinfari
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1136205055
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Peace Negotiations and Time by Marco Pinfari Summary

This book discusses the role of time in peace negotiations and peace processes in the post-Cold War period, making reference to real-world negotiations and using comparative data. Deadlines are increasingly used by mediators to spur deadlocked negotiation processes, under the assumption that fixed time limits tend to favour pragmatism. Yet, little attention is typically paid to the durability of agreements concluded in these conditions, and research in experimental psychology suggests that time pressure can have a negative impact on individual and collective decision-making by reducing each side’s ability to deal with complex issues, complex inter-group dynamics and inter-cultural relations. This volume explores this lacuna in current research through a comparative model that includes 68 episodes of negotiation and then, more in detail, in relation to four cases studies - the Bougainville and Casamance peace processes, and the Dayton and Camp David proximity talks. The case studies reveal that in certain conditions low time pressure can impact positively on the durability of agreements by making possible effective intra-rebel agreements before official negotiations, and that time pressure works in proximity talks only when applied to solving circumscribed deadlocks. This book will be of much interest to students of peace processes, conflict resolution, negotiation, diplomacy and international relations in general.

The Night of the Rambler

The Night of the Rambler Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Montague Kobbé
Editor: Akashic Books
ISBN: 1617751820
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This tale of a little-known revolt in the Caribbean is “part literary thriller, part revolutionary study, part epic historical narrative”(Joe Meno, author of The Boy Detective Fails). A sympathetic and often humorous account of an obscure episode in the history of the remote island of Anguilla, in the northeast Caribbean, The Night of the Rambler revolves around a haphazard attempt by a dozen or so locals to invade neighboring St. Kitts, in an effort to topple the government of the recently established Associated State of St. Kitts-Nevis-Anguilla. Ostensibly, the action maps the fifteen hours that lapse between the moment when the “rebels” board The Rambler, the thirty-five-foot motorboat that will take them across the strait to St. Kitts, and the break of dawn the following day, when it becomes obvious that the unaccomplished mission will have to be aborted. The novel is at turns highly dramatic and hilarious, all the while bringing deep honesty to the often-unexamined righteousness of revolution. “Colorful detours into native lore, such as a rich Dutchman’s fabled courtship of a local beauty, strike grace notes that echo Marquez. . . . Readers . . . will be rewarded with the little-known tale of how the underdog country demanded its own place in the 20th century.” —Publishers Weekly “This is a book about revolution and the underdog, about a small, isolated island fighting for recognition, opportunity and justice; it is a compelling tale about a curious historical episode, but also a vital look at priorities, perspective and the right to live in dignity, issues that, much like Anguilla’s rebellion of 1967, are all too easily forgotten.” —The Island Review “This is a fine novel, a surprising novel, perhaps the first true novel I have read about the nature of revolutions. The Night of the Rambler is ambitious, smart, and successful. It raises all sorts of questions about what revolutions want, how revolutions fail, and why revolutions are necessary—challenging all the while how history remembers them.” —Percival Everett, author of Erasure

A Companion to Latin American History

A Companion to Latin American History Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Thomas H. Holloway
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781444391640
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A Companion to Latin American History by Thomas H. Holloway Summary

The Companion to Latin American History collects the work of leading experts in the field to create a single-source overview of the diverse history and current trends in the study of Latin America. Presents a state-of-the-art overview of the history of Latin America Written by the top international experts in the field 28 chapters come together as a superlative single source of information for scholars and students Recognizes the breadth and diversity of Latin American history by providing systematic chronological and geographical coverage Covers both historical trends and new areas of interest

The Mask and the Flag

The Mask and the Flag Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Paolo Gerbaudo
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190862785
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From the Arab Spring to the Spanish Indignados, from Occupy Wall Street in New York to Nuit Debout in Paris, contemporary protest bears the mark of citizenism, a libertarian and participatory brand of populism which appeals to ordinary citizens outraged at the arrogance of political and financial elites in the wake of the Great Recession. This book draws on 140 interviews with activists and participants in occupations and demonstrations to explore the new politics nurtured by the 'movement of the squares' of 2011-16 and its reflection of an exceptional phase of crisis and social transformation. Gerbaudo demonstrates how, in waging a unifying struggle against a perceived Oligarchy, today's movements combine the neo-anarchist ethos of horizontality and leaderlessness inherited from the anti-globalisation movement, and a resurgent populist demand for full popular sovereignty and the reclamation of citizenship rights. He analyses the manifestation of this ideology through the signature tactics of these upheavals, including protest camps in public squares, popular assemblies and social media activism. And he charts its political ramifications from Podemos in Spain to Bernie Sanders in the US, revealing how the central square occupations have been foundational to current movements for radical democracy worldwide.

A-Z of Ely

A-Z of Ely Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Michael Rouse
Editor: Amberley Publishing Limited
ISBN: 1445683458
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Explore the cathedral city of Ely in Cambridgeshire this fully illustrated A-Z guide to its history, people and places.

To Tame a Tycoon

To Tame a Tycoon Pdf/ePub eBook Author: JUDY ANGELO
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NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY Best-selling author, Judy Angelo, presents: Volume 5: HOW DO YOU TAME A TYCOON? Enrico Megalos is bold, brash and a big least for his staff in the Miami office of Megalos Shipping. And that's where the lion tamer comes in. Asia Miller, Personality Coach, is hired to tame the big boss. She takes on the challenge, not realizing until it is too late that while taming him she is also losing her the one man it doesn't pay to love. Sun, sea and a steamy affair - a thrilling ride on the sensual side.

Critical Issues in Contemporary China

Critical Issues in Contemporary China Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Czeslaw Tubilewicz
Editor: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1317422996
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Critical Issues in Contemporary China by Czeslaw Tubilewicz Summary

Critical Issues in Contemporary China: Unity, Stability and Development comprehensively examines key problems crucial to understanding modern-day China. Organized around three interrelated themes of unity, stability and development, each chapter explores distinct issues and debate their significance for China domestically and for Beijing’s engagement with the wider world. While presenting contending explanatory approaches, contributors advance arguments to further critical discussion on selected topics. Main issues analysed include: political change military transformation legal reforms economic development energy security environmental degradation food security and safety demographic trends migration and urbanization labour unrest health and education social inequalities ethnic conflicts Hong Kong’s integration cross-Strait relations. Given its thorough and up-to-date assessment of major political, social and economic challenges facing China, this fully revised and substantially expanded new edition is an essential read for any student of Chinese Studies.

The Tyrant

The Tyrant Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Eric Flint,David Drake
Editor: Baen Publishing Enterprises
ISBN: 1618243233
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On the planet Hafardine, civilization must rediscover progress or collapse. Adrian, guided by disembodied electronic mentors from space, has brought gunpowder and steam power to the Kingdom of the Isles to break the stranglehold of the Empire. But he will have to avoid being killed by the suspicious King he serves, by the barbarians he must recruit, and even by his insanely vengeful brother. At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management).

Contemporary Ireland

Contemporary Ireland Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Louis François Alphonse Paul-Dubois
Editor: Dalcassian Publishing Company
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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

Charles I of Anjou

Charles I of Anjou Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jean Dunbabin
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1317890787
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Charles I of Anjou (1225-85), brother of St Louis, was one of the most controversial figures of thirteenth-century Europe. A royal adventurer, who carved out a huge Mediterranean power block, as ruler of Provence, Jerusalem and the kingdom of Naples as well as Anjou, he changed for good the political configuration of the Mediterranean world - even though his ambitions were fatally undermined by the revolt of the Sicilian Vespers. Jean Dunbabin's study - the first in English for 40 years - reassesses Charles's extraordinary career, his pivotal role in the crusades and in military reform, trading, diplomacy, learning and the arts, and finds a more remarkable figure than the ruthless thug of conventional historiography.

This Is Cuba

This Is Cuba Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Ben Corbett
Editor: Basic Books
ISBN: 0465009964
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Beyond the throngs of tourists streaming through Central Havana's broad Prado Avenue, and outside the yoke of Castro's 43-year-old Revolutionary program, there exists a parallel Cuba - a separate evolution of a people struggling to survive. With personal stories that depict a people torn between following the directives of their government and finding a way to better their lot, journalist Ben Corbett gives us the daily life of many considered outlaws by Castro's regime. But are they outlaws or rather ingenious survivors of what many Cubans consider to be a forty-year mistake, a tangle of contradictions that has resulted in a strange hybrid of American-style capitalism and a homegrown black market economy.At a time when Cuba walks precariously on the ledge between socialism and capitalism, This Is Cuba gets to the heart of this so-called outlaw culture, taking readers into the living rooms, rooftops, parks, and city streets to hear stories of frustration, hope, and survival. Updated with a new preface.

Xi Jinping

Xi Jinping Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Agnès Andrésy
Editor: UPA
ISBN: 0761866019
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This book follows Chinese leader, Xi Jingping’s rise to power and the chaotic path of his succession to the head of the Party. As he begins his first term, Xi Jinping knows that many challenges lie ahead, with the absolute imperative to keep China “as stable as Mount Taishan.”


Haiti Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Ricardo Seitenfus
Editor: Alameda Casa Editorial
ISBN: 6586081556
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After supporting Préval as the indispensable President of Haiti, the United States and France grew increasingly antagonistic to him and were bent on preventing the election of his handpicked successor, Jude Célestin. In fact, Seitenfus reveals that this antagonism reached the point where the Core Group led by Mulet attempted to remove Préval from office and send him into exile. Had it not been for the intervention of Seitenfus himself, Préval might well have had in Mulet's words "to leave the presidency and abandon Haiti." While the Core group failed to carry this gross and illegal coup, it nonetheless succeeded in creating a process that changed the results of the first round of the presidential elections and opened the way to Martelly's election in the second round. Seitenfus' explosive revelations are of great significance and deserve to be known by a wide audience. In addition, Seitenfus expands the thoughts he initially developed in an interview published in December 2010 that was highly critical of the international intervention in Haiti and that ultimately led to his firing by the OAS. Haiti: International Dilemmas and Failures shows convincingly that the intervention has been a failure. It has not contributed to any significant economic development, it has failed to stabilize the democratic transition, and it has a deeply flawed record on establishing the institutions required for a secure environment. He also makes the case that the agreements signed between the Haitian government and the UN allowing MINUSTAH to take control of the country were illegal; they lacked the endorsement of Haiti's president, and were thus unconstitutional. Seitenfus is not only critical of the foreign community; he has harsh words for the behavior of Haiti's venal political class and predatory elite. While he has good things to say about Préval, he is right in condemning his anarchic disdain for institutions and his slow and hesitant reaction to the earthquake. Préval was no dictator and probably did more for national reconciliation than any other Haitian leader, but he lacked a sense of purpose to guide the country in the aftermath of the devastating earthquake. In conclusion, Seitenfus has written a provocative and most persuasive and detailed account of the travail of the foreign occupation of Haiti. It will attract a wide audience; "Haitianists," academics and professionals studying international relations, humanitarian interventions, the Caribbean, Latin America, and the UN will be interested in Haiti: International Dilemmas and Failures. Seitenfus has thus written an important and critical book that will become a must read for anyone interested in Haiti, development, and humanitarian interventions. He shows persuasively that the type of foreign assistance that Haiti has been receiving does more harm than good. I am convinced that Haiti: International Dilemmas and Failures will be a major reference in Haitianist circles for a long time to come; it is an eloquent challenge to the prevailing system of foreign assistance and imperial interference. It is the work of a brave man and real humanist. July 21 2020 Robert Fatton Jr. Julia Cooper Professor of Politics Department of Politics University of Virginia

Pericles of Athens

Pericles of Athens Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Vincent Azoulay
Editor: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400851173
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Pericles has had the rare distinction of giving his name to an entire period of history, embodying what has often been taken as the golden age of the ancient Greek world. "Periclean" Athens witnessed tumultuous political and military events, and achievements of the highest order in philosophy, drama, poetry, oratory, and architecture. Pericles of Athens is the first book in more than two decades to reassess the life and legacy of one of the greatest generals, orators, and statesmen of the classical world. In this compelling critical biography, Vincent Azoulay provides an unforgettable portrait of Pericles and his turbulent era, shedding light on his powerful family, his patronage of the arts, and his unrivaled influence on Athenian politics and culture. He takes a fresh look at both the classical and modern reception of Pericles, recognizing his achievements as well as his failings while deftly avoiding the adulatory or hypercritical positions staked out by some scholars today. From Thucydides and Plutarch to Voltaire and Hegel, ancient and modern authors have questioned the great statesman's relationship with democracy and Athenian society. Did Pericles hold supreme power over willing masses or was he just a gifted representative of popular aspirations? Was Periclean Athens a democracy in name only, as Thucydides suggests? This is the enigma that Azoulay investigates in this groundbreaking book. Pericles of Athens offers a balanced look at the complex life and afterlife of the legendary "first citizen of Athens" who presided over the birth of democracy.

Rank and Privilege

Rank and Privilege Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Linda A. Rodriguez
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 1461641764
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Rank and Privilege by Linda A. Rodriguez Summary

Dr. Linda A. RodrÌguez has assembled a new collection of essays that finally provides the historical context necessary to understand the Latin American military. The articles included here examine a variety of time periods and nations, from the counterinsurgency army of New Spain, to the nineteenth-century War of the Pacific, to the modern relationship between the military and development. The contributors look at the ways in which Latin America's armed forces have changed over time, and how external threats as well as internal rivalries have shaped the military. Together, these essays trace the roots of the military's power and the growth of its political influence.

Collected Poems

Collected Poems Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Louis MacNeice
Editor: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 057126347X
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Collected Poems by Louis MacNeice Summary

In the decades since his death in 1963, Louis MacNeice's reputation as a poet (and, indeed, amongst poets) has grown steadily, and there are now several generations of readers in Ireland, Britain, and beyond, for whom he is one of the essential poets of the twentieth century. His work has also received increasing attention from academic writers and students. For both readers and critics, the nature of MacNeice's poetic work as a whole is a matter of importance, and the second posthumous Collected Poems, entirely re-edited by Peter McDonald, attempts, for the first time, to print MacNeice's poetry in groupings corresponding closely to the collections published by Faber between 1935 and 1963. This makes it easier to read the poet in the published forms in which he was read by his contemporaries. In choosing to re-create the environments of MacNeice's individual volumes of poetry, moreover, this new Collected reflects the opinion that MacNeice works best in and through those separate volumes, particularly so in the brilliant return to form - and unique kinds of return on lyric form itself - of the last three collections. The texts of the poems in the new edition are based on a comparison of all printed versions, as revised in the light of the poet's later thoughts. This has resulted in a large number of changes. It is hoped that the present edition presents MacNeice's poetry more accurately, as well as more fully, than all previous collections. The new Collected Poems also includes, as appendices, The Last Ditch - the short book of poems which MacNeice published with the Cuala Press in 1940 - and The Revenant, a cycle of songs written for MacNeice's wife, the singer Hedli Anderson, a selection of uncollected early poems, and from Blind Fireworks, MacNeice's first published book of verse.

Thomas Jefferson and the New Nation

Thomas Jefferson and the New Nation Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Merrill D. Peterson
Editor: Oxford University Press
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Thomas Jefferson and the New Nation by Merrill D. Peterson Summary

The definitive life of Jefferson in one volume, this biography relates Jefferson's private life and thought to his prominent public position and reveals the rich complexity of his development. As Peterson explores the dominant themes guiding Jefferson's career--democracy, nationality, and enlightenment--and Jefferson's powerful role in shaping America, he simultaneously tells the story of nation coming into being.

Rise to Victory

Rise to Victory Pdf/ePub eBook Author: R. Cameron Cooke
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Rise to Victory by R. Cameron Cooke Summary

The acclaimed author of the USA Today bestseller Pride Runs Deep returns to the pulse-pounding depths of international suspense as an undersea war is waged… Returning from deployment in the Middle East, attack sub USS Providence has received emergency tasking orders only miles from homeport. The mission: head for Indonesia and evacuate U.S. citizens endangered by a violent rebellion. Positioned on the front lines of the war on terrorism, the hunters of the USS Providence are now the hunted as they become engaged with a rebel sub in an epic undersea duel. And only the victor can surface alive.

Empire of Fear

Empire of Fear Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Brian Stableford
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1626369445
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Empire of Fear by Brian Stableford Summary

In an epic novel the Washington Post called ?riveting,” Brian Stableford brilliantly imagines a world ruled by a powerful aristocracy of vampires: long-lived, extraordinarily handsome humans who are immune to pain but must drink the blood of their common subjects. The story begins in seventeenth-century London and spans three hundred years?moving from England to the heart of Africa, to Malta, and finally to the New World. Edmund Cordery, Mechanician to the court of Richard Coeur-de-Lion, believes that vampire beings must have a natural explanation. But when his discoveries make him dangerous in the eyes of his masters, Edmund entrusts his learned secrets to his son, Noell, who in turn becomes a fugitive. When he returns to Europe he faces the awesome might of Coeur-de-Lion and the infamous Vlad the Impaler. This classic has been translated into five languages and ?turn[ed] the typical vampire story on its ear” when it was published, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

Experiences in Biochemical Perception

Experiences in Biochemical Perception Pdf/ePub eBook Author: L Ornston
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Experiences in Biochemical Perception discusses the breadth of contributions of I. C. Gunsalus, a versatile biochemist, in the field of biochemistry. This book explores the mechanism of electron transport to protein structure and documents the interface between the Gunsalus laboratory and the physicists. Organized into five parts encompassing 27 chapters, this book starts with a description of metabolic processes and the study of pyruvate oxidation. This text then illustrates how studies of microbial respiration led to the discovery of pyridoxl phosphate. Other chapters review dehydrogenases that participate in the dissimilation of branch-chain aromatic acids. This book further discusses the phosphorus–nitrogen bond in phosphorylated proteins and the inactivation of glutamine synthetase. The final chapter describes the elucidation of the function of the coenzyme biotin and generalizes about the use of bacteria in nutritional studies. This book is a valuable resource for readers and researchers engaged in the study of genetics, enzymology, microbiology, chemistry, and spectroscopy.

History of Delaware County and Border Wars of New York

History of Delaware County and Border Wars of New York Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jay Gould
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A classic history of Delaware County and the border wars written by none other than prominent Gilded Age “Robber Baron” Jay Gould. When Jay Gould died in 1892 he left behind an estate worth the equivalent of seventy-eight billion in today’s dollars. He also left behind a reputation as one of Wall Street’s most shrewd, astute, and (some said) manipulative operators. Long before his adventures in finance, the future “robber baron” was a young man on the make in his native Catskills, working as a surveyor and mapmaker in his natal place of Delaware County, where he had grown up side by side with the future writer and naturalist John Burroughs. Originally published in 1856, when Gould was just twenty, Gould’s History of Delaware County and Border Wars of New York is based on primary sources and original testimony from second and third generation settlers, many of them Gould’s own friends and cousins. The book continues to be an important source on the first settlement of the region and is highly regarded by scholars. This edition features a new introduction by Edward Renehan, the biographer of both Gould and John Burroughs. Jay Gould began his career as a surveyor in his native Delaware County before becoming a notorious and wealthy investor. Edward Renehan is the author of more than twenty books, including Dark Genius of Wall Street: The Misunderstood Life of Jay Gould, King of the Robber Barons.

Lord of the Flies

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A plane crashes on a desert island and the only survivors, a group of schoolboys, assemble on the beach and wait to be rescued. By day they inhabit a land of bright fantastic birds and dark blue seas, but at night their dreams are haunted by the image of a terrifying beast. As the boys' delicate sense of order fades, so their childish dreams are transformed into something more primitive, and their behaviour starts to take on a murderous, savage significance. First published in 1954, Lord of the Flies is one of the most celebrated and widely read of modern classics. Now fully revised and updated, this educational edition includes chapter summaries, comprehension questions, discussion points, classroom activities, a biographical profile of Golding, historical context relevant to the novel and an essay on Lord of the Flies by William Golding entitled 'Fable'. Aimed at Key Stage 3 and 4 students, it also includes a section on literary theory for advanced or A-level students. The educational edition encourages original and independent thinking while guiding the student through the text - ideal for use in the classroom and at home.

Disability in Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union

Disability in Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Michael Rasell,Elena Iarskaia-Smirnova
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Disability in Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union by Michael Rasell,Elena Iarskaia-Smirnova Summary

There are over thirty million disabled people in Russia and Eastern Europe, yet their voices are rarely heard in scholarly studies of life and well-being in the region. This book brings together new research by internationally recognised local and non-native scholars in a range of countries in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. It covers, historically, the origins of legacies that continue to affect well-being and policy in the region today. Discussions of disability in culture and society highlight the broader conditions in which disabled people must build their identities and well-being whilst in-depth biographical profiles outline what living with disabilities in the region is like. Chapters on policy interventions, including international influences, examine recent reforms and the difficulties of implementing inclusive, community-based care. The book will be of interest both to regional specialists, for whom well-being, equality and human rights are crucial concerns, and to scholars of disability and social policy internationally.

China in Africa

China in Africa Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Chris Alden
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Nowhere in the world is China's rapid rise to power more evident than in Africa. From multi-billion dollar investments in oil and minerals to the influx of thousands of merchants, labourers and cheap consumer goods, China's economic and political reach is redefining Africa's traditional ties with the international community. This book investigates the emerging relationship between China and Africa to determine whether this engagement will be that of a development partner, economic competitor or new hegemon. Alden argues that in order to understand Chinese involvement on the continent, we need to recognize the range of economic, diplomatic and security rationales behind Beijing's Africa policy as well as the response of African elites to China's entreaties. Only then can the new challenges and opportunities for Africa and the West be accurately assessed.

Militant Minority

Militant Minority Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Benjamin Isitt
Editor: University of Toronto Press
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Militant Minority tells the compelling story of British Columbia workers who sustained a left tradition during the bleakest days of the Cold War. Through their continuing activism on issues from the politics of timber licenses to global questions of war and peace, these workers bridged the transition from an Old to a New Left. In the late 1950s, half of B.C.'s workers belonged to unions, but the promise of postwar collective bargaining spawned disillusionment tied to inflation and automation. A new working class that was educated, white collar, and increasingly rebellious shifted the locus of activism from the Communist Party and Co-operative Commonwealth Federation to the newly formed New Democratic Party, which was elected in 1972. Grounded in archival research and oral history, Militant Minority provides a valuable case study of one of the most organized and independent working classes in North America, during a period of ideological tension and unprecedented material advance.

Hunter's Way

Hunter's Way Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Robert Swann
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Who is Simon Hunter? Is he a wealthy international entrepreneur or a parasite preying on an unsuspecting society? Simon Hunter is a rare binary man. Some see him as the abductor of talented individuals and others as a liberator of down trodden ordinary people - but beware, with him nothing is quite as it seems. What he does and the way he does it excites the interests of intelligence agencies on both sides of the Atlantic; they want to use his unique talents to further their own devious aspirations. He is thrust unwillingly into a complicated life of intrigue and double dealing which takes him to the squalid back streets of London, the unsavoury ghettos of Africa and immerses him in the sinister world of international conspiracy. Can he come to terms with the the demands thrust upon him when his family become enmeshed in the danger of the shadowy world into which he finds himself? The answer to his dilemma unfolds in a series of unpredictable and fateful consequences which will leave him and those around him forever changed.

The Complete Works: Novels, Short Stories, Poems, Plays, Memoirs, Travel Sketches, Letters and Essays (Illustrated Edition)

The Complete Works: Novels, Short Stories, Poems, Plays, Memoirs, Travel Sketches, Letters and Essays (Illustrated Edition) Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
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The Complete Works: Novels, Short Stories, Poems, Plays, Memoirs, Travel Sketches, Letters and Essays (Illustrated Edition) by Robert Louis Stevenson Summary

Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894) was a Scottish novelist, poet, essayist, and travel writer. His most famous works are Treasure Island, Kidnapped, and Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. A literary celebrity during his lifetime, Stevenson now ranks among the 26 most translated authors in the world.

The Complete Works of R. L. Stevenson (Illustrated)

The Complete Works of R. L. Stevenson (Illustrated) Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
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This carefully edited collection has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894) was a Scottish novelist, poet, essayist, and travel writer. His most famous works are Treasure Island, Kidnapped, and Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. A literary celebrity during his lifetime, Stevenson now ranks among the 26 most translated authors in the world. Content: Biographies: Robert Louis Stevenson by Alexander Japp The Life of Robert Louis Stevenson By Sir Graham Balfour The Life of Mrs Robert Louis Stevenson By Nellie Van De Grift Sanchez Novels: Treasure Island Prince Otto The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde Kidnapped Catriona The Black Arrow: A Tale of the Two Roses The Master of Ballantrae The Wrong Box The Wrecker The Ebb-Tide Weir of Hermiston St Ives: Being the Adventures of a French Prisoner in England The Great North Road (Unfinished) Heathercat (Unfinished) The Young Chevalier (Unfinished) Poems Short Stories: New Arabian Nights The Merry Men and Other Tales and Fables Island Nights' Entertainments (South Sea Tales) The Plays: Deacon Brodie Beau Austin Admiral Guinea Macaire Travel Sketches: An Inland Voyage Travels with a Donkey in the Cévennes Edinburgh - Picturesque Notes The Old and New Pacific Capitals The Amateur Emigrant Across the Plains The Silverado Squatters A Mountain Town in France The Island Literature: A Footnote to History, Eight Years of Trouble in Samoa In the South Seas Essays: Virginibus Puerisque and Other Papers Memories and Portraits Later Essays Juvenilia and Other Papers Memoirs and Letters: Memoir of Fleeming Jenkin Random Memoirs and Portraits Letters from Samoa Letters to Young People The Complete Letters Familiar Studies of Men and Books Records of a Family of Engineers Lay Morals ...