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Crawling from the Wreckage

By Gwynne Dyer
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  • Publisher : Random House Canada
  • Isbn : 0307358933
  • Pages : 368
  • Category : Social Science
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Gwynne Dyer is cheering up. Sure, the past decade has had more than its share of stupid wars, obsessions about terrorism, denial about climate change, rapacious turbo-capitalism, and lies, lies, lies. But signs of progress actually do abound. While the world is far from perfect as we embark on a fresh decade, Dyer believes that the "sense of sliding out of control towards ten different kinds of disaster has gone." When things go wrong it’s always easy to pin blame — but singling out the forces that lead to positive change can be trickier. In this illuminating collection of columns from the last five years, Gwynne Dyer ferrets out the signs of hope — without overlooking the issues that remain seemingly intractable. Mining the events of recent history, Dyer contextualizes the recent past and anticipates what the future might have in store. This journalist’s beat is global: from Africa to South America, from Europe to the Middle East, and any other region with a political pulse. Acerbic and iconoclastic, Dyer has never been afraid to call ’em like he sees ’em — and we are all the better for his trademark candour and the breadth of his knowledge and expertise. For anyone seeking to understand the larger forces that shape our society and our world, Crawling from the Wreckage makes for necessary reading.

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The Thing from the Lake

By Eleanor M. Ingram
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  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Isbn : EAN:4057664583468
  • Pages : 226
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 890
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"The Thing from the Lake" by Eleanor M. Ingram. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

How the West Stole Democracy from the Arabs

By Elizabeth F. Thompson
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  • Publisher : Atlantic Monthly Press
  • Isbn : 0802148212
  • Pages : 727
  • Category : Political Science
  • Reads : 366
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“This expertly researched account brings to life a meaningful but underexplored chapter in world history.” —Publishers Weekly When Europe’s Great War engulfed the Ottoman Empire, Arab nationalists rose in revolt against the Turks. The British supported the Arabs’ fight for an independent state and sent an intelligence officer, T.E. Lawrence, to join Prince Faisal, leader of the Arab army and a descendant of the Prophet. In October 1918, Faisal, Lawrence, and the Arabs victoriously entered Damascus, where they declared a constitutional government in an independent Greater Syria. At the Paris Peace Conference, Faisal won the support of Woodrow Wilson, who sent an American commission to Syria to survey the political aspirations of its people. However, other Entente leaders at Paris—and later San Remo—schemed against the Arab democracy, which they saw as a threat to their colonial rule. On March 8, 1920, the Syrian-Arab Congress declared independence and crowned Faisal king of a “representative monarchy.” Rashid Rida, a leading Islamic thinker of the day, led the constituent assembly to establish equality for all citizens, including non-Muslims, under a full bill of rights. But France and Britain refused to recognize the Damascus government, instead imposing a system of mandates on the Arab provinces of the defeated Ottoman Empire, on the pretext that Arabs weren’t yet ready for self-government. Under such a mandate, the French invaded Syria in April, crushing the Arab government and sending Faisal and Congress leaders into exile. The fragile coalition of secular modernizers and Islamic reformers that might have established democracy in the Arab world was destroyed, with profound consequences that reverberate still. Using many previously untapped primary sources, including contemporary newspaper accounts and letters, minutes from the Syrian-Arab Congress, and diary and journal entries from participants, How The West Stole Democracy From The Arabs is a groundbreaking account of this extraordinary, brief moment of unity and hope—and of its destruction. “Important and fascinating.” —Amaney A. Jamal, Edwards S. Sanford Professor of Politics, Princeton University

Adventuring

By Hal Hays McClure
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  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Isbn : 9781468598124
  • Pages : 434
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 703
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Hal Hays McClure always wanted adventure, and he found it the first time he left home; He was jailed on suspicion of spying for Nazi Germany- Texas of all places. After his Air Force service, he became a newspaper reporter and editor and then a foreign correspondent and bureau chief for the Associated Press before turning to shooting and producing independent Travel-Adventure films. His adventurous life has whisked him from the sound stages of Hollywood and the streets of Manhattan to the battlefields of the Middle East and the jungles of Asia. He has shot a dozen Travel-Adventure films, including the Story Book England, the Magic of Malaysia and the Echo of Hoofbeats-the Story of the Pony Express.

The Ark

By Boyd Morrison
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn : 9781439181812
  • Pages : 432
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 297
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In national bestselling author Boyd Morrison’s debut, the unraveling of one of the greatest archeological mysteries from the bible—Noah’s Ark—could threaten civilization itself in this blockbuster hailed by James Rollins as “a stunning thriller.” When brilliant archaeologist Dilara Kenner is contacted by Sam Watson, an old family friend who says that he has crucial information about her missing father, Dilara abandons her Peruvian dig and rushes to Los Angeles to meet him. But at the airport, Sam speaks instead of Noah’s Ark—the artifact her father had long been searching for—and the possible death of billions. Before Sam can explain, he collapses. With his dying breath, he urges Dilara to find Tyler Locke—a man she’s never heard of. Two days later Dilara manages to track down former combat engineer Tyler Locke on an oil rig off Newfoundland. Her helicopter transport goes down well short of the oil rig’s landing pad and Dilara and those aboard nearly drown. No sooner is Dilara safely on the rig than she convinces Tyler the crash was no accident. Tyler agrees to help her uncover the secret behind Noah’s Ark and, more important, her father's disappearance. As the picture begins to come into focus, they realize they have just seven days to find the Ark before its secret is used to wipe out civilization once again. With a chilling premise and a blistering pace, Boyd Morrison combines all the best elements of a blockbuster thriller with an intelligent and fascinating exploration of one of the Old Testament’s great mysteries.

Me Against My Brother

By Scott Peterson
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 1135955522
  • Pages : 400
  • Category : Political Science
  • Reads : 627
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As a foreign correspondent, Scott Peterson witnessed firsthand Somalia's descent into war and its battle against US troops, the spiritual degeneration of Sudan's Holy War, and one of the most horrific events of the last half century: the genocide in Rwanda. In Me Against My Brother, he brings these events together for the first time to record a collapse that has had an impact far beyond African borders.In Somalia, Peterson tells of harrowing experiences of clan conflict, guns and starvation. He met with warlords, observed death intimately and nearly lost his own life to a Somali mob. From ground level, he documents how the US-UN relief mission devolved into all out war - one that for America has proven to be the most formative post-Cold War debacle. In Sudan, he journeys where few correspondents have ever been, on both sides of that religious front line, to find that outside "relief" has only prolonged war. In Rwanda, his first-person experience of the genocide and well-documented analysis provide rare insight into this human tragedy.Filled with the dust, sweat and powerful detail of real-life, Me Against My Brother graphically illustrates how preventive action and a better understanding of Africa - especially by the US - could have averted much suffering. Also includes a 16-page color insert.

Suppose a Kid from the Last Dungeon Boonies Moved to a Starter Town, Vol. 5 (light novel)

By Toshio Satou
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  • Publisher : Yen Press LLC
  • Isbn : 1975313321
  • Pages : 224
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 834
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LIFE IN THE COUNTRYSIDE COULDN’T BE STRANGER! ​To heal from the battle against the mysterious Sou, Alka brings the entire crew from Azami back to Lloyd’s hometown, the village of Kunlun. And boy, are they in for a treat! It’s not every day you see someone jumping from roof to roof to take a “shortcut” or come across children bullying a demon lord. They can’t believe their eyes! Meanwhile, in Lloyd’s absence, the city finds itself facing a new threat—one the villagers say he’ll never arrive in time to defeat. But everyone can agree on one thing: Lloyd has never been one to give up!

Like Father, Like Son

By Diane Allen
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  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Isbn : 1447246020
  • Pages : 400
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 707
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There would be trouble in Paradise . . . From birth, Polly Harper seems destined for tragedy. Raised by her loving grandparents on Paradise Farm she is unknowingly tangled in a web of secrecy regarding her parentage. When she falls in love with Tobias, the wealthy son of a local landowner of disrepute, her anxious grandparents send her to work in a dairy. There she becomes instantly drawn to the handsome Matt Dinsdale, propelling her further into the depths of forbidden romance and dark family secrets. But tragedy strikes, Polly is forced to confront her past and decide the fate of her future. Will she lose everything, or will she finally realize that her roots and love lie in Paradise?

Titanic and the Californian

By Thomas B Williams
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  • Publisher : The History Press
  • Isbn : 0752467611
  • Pages : 272
  • Category : Transportation
  • Reads : 427
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Ninety-five years ago, as the Titanic slowly sank, a 'mystery' ship was seen as she slipped below the waves. Thinking it would be their salvation, rockets were fired from Titanic to attract the 'mystery' ship, but to no avail. With 1,500 souls on board, Titanic foundered, but what of the mystery ship? At the subsequent inquiries in both the USA and UK, Captain Stanley Lord and his vessel, the Californian, were accused of ignoring Titanic's plight. This is the story of the Californian and of her actions that night and Thomas Williams and Rob Kamps prove that she could not have been the mystery ship that promised hope and salvation for a fleeting time to those on board the sinking Titanic.

Events That Formed the Modern World: From the European Renaissance through the War on Terror [5 volumes]

By Frank W. Thackeray,John E. Findling
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  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Isbn : 1598849026
  • Pages : 1859
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 463
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This comprehensive five-volume set contains readable essays that describe and interpret the most important global events since the European Renaissance, some accompanied by related document excerpts and primary source materials. • Entries covering 62 major events that changed the world • Contributions from dozens of well-respected scholars from a variety of disciplines • An extensive timeline accompanies each volume • Appendices for subjects such as States Achieving Independence since 1945 and Ruling Houses and Dynasties • An annotated bibliography of many recent works on each subject event

Chained Eagle

By Everett Alvarez,Anthony Pitch
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  • Publisher : Potomac Books, Inc.
  • Isbn : 1574885588
  • Pages : 308
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 186
  • File Pdf: chained-eagle.pdf

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A volume in Brassey s Aviation Classics series