From best-selling author of Tail-End Charlie and Tornado Down comes this powerful and deeply moving account of Bomber Command’s 1944 Nuremberg Raid – the RAF’s bloodiest night of the Second World War
Author: John Nichol
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
In the tradition of Lewis Thomas' The Lives of a Cell, a beautiful book on what it's like to be a surgeon.
Stories From The Surgical Life
Author: Richard Karl
Publisher: Temple University Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Israelis in search of justice for Palestine
Author: Deena Hurwitz,Resource Center for Nonviolence (Santa Cruz, Calif.)
Over the years, much has been written about individuals and the forces and their operations in what became commonly known as South Africa s Border War, or Grens Oorlog, but never before has the human spirit of this 23-year-old conflict been so graphically and unashamedly captured and chronicled as in this book. Equally unique, was the exclusive use of social media to invite and encourage individuals to tell their personal stories, without apology or recrimination, and so provide an indelible oral history of the war. Over a period of three years, 21,000 of them spoke: national service troopies, permanent force officers, aviators, aircrew, medics, submariners and padres. Erstwhile antagonists also stepped up to the plate, placing their own personal first-hand experiences amongst those of their enemies of yesterday: Russians, Cubans, Angolans and SWAPO. The story is further enriched by the inclusion of a rich plethora of hitherto unseen unofficial photographs of stolen memories, in a war situation where the taking of any such photographs was strictly prohibited. Veterans unabashedly wear their hearts on their sleeves, speaking of the psychological impact of untold tragedy and grief; of bravery and unmitigated fear; of shenanigans and mischievous escapades to relieve the pressures of war; of miracles and fate; and of camaraderie."
Author: Hanlie Snyman Wroth,Gerry Van Tonder
Publisher: 30 Degrees South Publishers
This book chronicles the life of a woman in Iran, a leading feminist activist and human rights lawyer, under the monarchical and Islamic regimes. It provides a deep insight into the historical processes of social change, demonstrating the current problems of an uneven world.--[book cover]
The Struggle for Human Rights in Iran
Author: Mihrangīz Kār
Publisher: Mazda Pub
Category: Political Science
Based on archival sources and oral history, this book reconstructs a border-building process in Namibia that spanned more than sixty years. The process commenced with the establishment of a temporary veterinary defence line against rinderpest by the German colonial authorities in the late nineteenth century and ended with the construction of a continuous two-metre-high fence by the South African colonial government sixty years later. This 1250-kilometre fence divides northern from central Namibia even today. The book combines a macro and a micro-perspective and differentiates between cartographic and physical reality. The analysis explores both the colonial state's agency with regard to veterinary and settlement policies and the strategies of Africans and Europeans living close to the border. The analysis also includes the varying perceptions of individuals and populations who lived further north and south of the border and describes their experiences crossing the border as migrant workers, African traders, European settlers and colonial officials. The Red Line's history is understood as a gradual process of segregating livestock and people, and of constructing dichotomies of modern and traditional, healthy and sick, European and African.
The History of a Veterinary and Settlement Border
Author: G. Miescher
Over the past quarter century, four consecutive American presidents—two Democrat, two Republican—have spent more time, diplomatic capital, and military resources on Iraq than any other country in the world. Much as the Vietnam syndrome cast a long shadow over American security policy in the decades after the end of the Vietnam War, Iraq provides the commanding narrative for this generation of American leaders. In this book, former Deputy Secretary of State P. J. Crowley, one of America’s most insightful national security commentators, unpacks the legacy of American triumphs and failures in Iraq . He argues that presidents have fallen victim to the Iraq Syndrome—the disconnect between politics, policy, strategy, and narrative—that has hampered America’s foreign policy in the Middle East and hotspots throughout the world. In order to maintain America’s global leadership role, Crowley argues that the next president must realign American’s national security politics, policies, strategies, and narrative for the long term.
American Foreign Policy in a Time of Fractured Politics and Failing States
Author: P. J. Crowley
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Category: Political Science
With “shattering prose,” the New York Times–bestselling author of From Here to Eternity captures the intense combat in the battle of Guadalcanal (San Francisco Chronicle). In August of 1942 the first American marines charged Guadalcanal, igniting a six-month battle for two thousand square miles of jungle and sand. In that gruesome stretch sixty thousand Americans made the jump from boat to beach, and one in nine did not return. James Jones fought in that battle, and The Thin Red Line is his haunting portrait of men and war. The soldiers of C-for-Charlie Company are not cast from the heroic mold. The unit’s captain is too intelligent and sensitive for the job, his first sergeant is half mad, and the enlisted men begin the campaign gripped by cowardice. Jones’s moving portrayal of the Pacific combat experience stands among the great literature of World War II. This ebook features an illustrated biography of James Jones including rare photos from the author’s estate.
Author: James Jones
Publisher: Open Road Media
When a teenager from a wealthy suburb outside of Oakland, CA is dumped at an inner city bus stop, homicide detective Matt Sinclair catches the case. It's his first since being bumped to desk duty for a bust that went south... fast. With few leads and plenty of attention, it's the worst kind of case to help him get back up to speed. And it only gets worse as the bodies start to pile up--first at the same bus bench, then around the city. Sinclair is unable to link the victims to each other, and the killer is just getting started. Time is running out on Sinclair's career, not to mention the people closest to him. With Red Line, Brian Thiem, a veteran of the Oakland police department and the Iraq war, has written a nuanced police procedural filled with the kind of insight that could only be written by a detective who has walked the streets and lived the life.
A Matt Sinclair Mystery
Author: Brian Thiem
Publisher: Crooked Lane Books
"“Explosive ride from start to finish. This journey was filled with broken- unforgettable characters, suspense, action, and angst.” (Di, Twisted Sisters) From the bestselling author of Irrevocable comes an adrenaline-packed series where two worlds collide in pain, pleasure, lust, and danger.... I had gone too far. Devlin went beyond that. He'd taken away Katrin, then Aubrey, and given me a haunting shell back. Aubrey's fragile form, painted up to remind me of everything I had lost. Everything I had given up. Worst of all, he'd taken away my escape. My outlet. I could no longer retreat into my world of pain without thinking of the one person who'd captured my heart. The girl I would have promised my life to in an instant. The girl I was forced to watch wither away and die right in front of my eyes. Devlin left me with her doppelganger. Tortured, stripped of everything that had set her apart from every other girl who'd fallen into his trap. Now she slept next to me, waiting to crush my soul again. I thought I had lost the ability to care or feel. I’d spent years locking every emotion behind a thick wall of drugs, sex, and adrenaline. But Aubrey found the cracks, igniting something inside of me I couldn’t escape. And Devlin took that small spark and used it to break through every barrier, releasing all of the built up toxic sensations to slowly corrode my world. Warning!: If you're looking for rainbows, butterflies, and happy endings coated in chocolate and caramel, turn back now! This story deals with dark themes and intense situations that aren't suitable for sensitive readers. If you're looking for an intense roller coaster of emotions and situations that will warp your sense of right and wrong and drag you through the debauched underworld of crime and deceit, then you're in the right place."
A Sins of Ashville Bad Boy Dark Romance Bundle
Author: Skye Callahan
Publisher: The Peasants Revolt LLc
Here is a fascinating story of a young Harvard-educated varsity jockey star, who travels to Russia in the dying days of the Soviet Union to play elite league hockey.
A North American Hockey Player in Russia
Author: Tod Hartje,Lawrence Martin
Publisher: Warwick Pub.
Category: Sports & Recreation
Arrest of Church Leaders
Political Repression in Sudan
Author: Jemera Rone,Human Rights Watch/Africa,Human Rights Watch (Organization),Africa
Publisher: Human Rights Watch
Category: Political Science
Alien queen Kora has a problem as vast as the endless crimson deserts. She’s the first female ruler of her territory in generations, but her people are rioting and call for her violent younger twin brother to take the throne. Despite assassination attempts, a mounting uprising of nomadic human rebels, and pressure to find a mate to help her rule, she’s determined to protect her people from her brother’s would-be tyrannical rule. Eros is a rebel soldier hated by aliens and human alike for being a half-blood. Yet that doesn’t stop him from defending his people, at least until Kora’s soldiers raze his camp and take him captive. He’s given an ultimatum: be an enslaved bodyguard to Kora, or be executed for his true identity—a secret kept even from him. When Kora and Eros are framed for the attempted assassination of her betrothed, they flee. Their only chance of survival is to turn themselves in to the high court, where revealing Eros’s secret could mean a swift public execution. But when they uncover a violent plot to end the human insurgency, they must find a way to work together to prevent genocide.
Author: Ava Jae
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
Category: Juvenile Fiction
“At its best, Red Line can read like an original synthesis of Peter Matthiessen and William Burroughs . . . a brave and interesting book.” —David Rieff, Los Angeles Times Book Review “Charles Bowden’s Red Line is a look at America through the window of the southwest. His vision is as nasty, peculiar, brutal, as it is intriguing and, perhaps, accurate. Bowden offers consciousness rather than consolation, but in order to do anything about our nightmares we must take a cold look and Red Line casts the coldest eye in recent memory.” —Jim Harrison
Author: Charles Bowden
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Category: Literary Collections
I have to assume that there is a very real chance that Putin or members of his regime will have me killed some day. If I’m killed, you will know who did it. When my enemies read this book, they will know that you know. Reads like a classic thriller, with an everyman hero alone and in danger in a hostile foreign city ... but it’s all true, and it’s a story that needs to be told. LEE CHILD An unburdening, a witness statement and a thriller all at the same time ... electrifying. THE TIMES A shocking true-life thriller. TOM STOPPARD --- In November 2009, the young lawyer Sergei Magnitsky was beaten to death by eight police officers in a freezing cell in a Moscow prison. His crime? Testifying against Russian officials who were involved in a conspiracy to steal $230 million of taxes. Red Notice is a searing exposé of the whitewash of this imprisonment and murder. The killing hasn’t been investigated. It hasn’t been punished. Bill Browder is still campaigning for justice for his late lawyer and friend. This is his explosive journey from the heady world of finance in New York and London in the 1990s, through battles with ruthless oligarchs in turbulent post-Soviet Union Moscow, to the shadowy heart of the Kremlin. With fraud, bribery, corruption and torture exposed at every turn, Red Notice is a shocking political roller-coaster.
How I Became Putin's No. 1 Enemy
Author: Bill Browder
Publisher: Random House
Category: Political Science
Combining candy-colored paint jobs with muscle car attitudes and southern California coo, Hot Wheels cars changed the toy world forever in 1968. For the next 10 years as millions of kids discovered the joy of these miniature marvels, one small characteristic came to define this radical die-cast era: the thin red line on the cars tires. &break;&break;Hot Wheels Classics: The Redline Era proudly showcases more than 500 spectacular color photos (so come of the finest cars of this groundbreaking time.) Sprinkled throughout the visual and historical feast, you'll enjoy the commentary from legendary car designer Larry Wood and other Mattel designers. &break;&break;More than 40 years of introduction, Hot Wheels cars have experienced a multitude of changes, incredible success, trials and tribulations, and ultimately crafted one of the greatest American toy stories of all time. Yet is one single feature from decades past that skill defines for many their greatest: the Redline.
Hot Wheels - Birth of the Redline
Author: Angelo Von Bogart
Publisher: Krause Publications
Category: Antiques & Collectibles