Transition to Eminence

The Indian Navy 1976-1990

Author: G. M. Hiranandani

Publisher: Lancer Publishers

ISBN: 9788170622666

Category: History

Page: 432

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This volume of the navy's history covers the period from 1976 to 1990. It examines the navy's success in keeping abreast of advances in technology in step with progressive self-reliance. In a decade and a half of innovation, the navy equipped its indigenously built frigates, corvettes, and other vessels with combinations of the latest available weapons and equipment from the Soviet Union, from Europe, and from indigenous sources. A tiny “ship design cell,” which in 1965 was designing yard craft, was by 1990 designing an aircraft carrier, submarines, and missile destroyers. The new acquisitions from the Soviet Union ranged from missile destroyers, conventional submarines, and long-range reconnaissance aircraft, to minesweepers. All these high-tech inductions needed to be operated and manned by better-educated and better-trained personnel. New maintenance, repair, and refit facilities had to be created. The increase in the volume of spares and the diversity of sources compelled modernization of the logistics system. This volume analyzes how these problems were tackled.

The Sinking of INS Khukri

Survivor's Stories

Author: Major General Ian Cardozo

Publisher: Roli Books Private Limited

ISBN: 9351940993

Category: History

Page: 197

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9 December 1971. 8.45 p.m. Torpedoed by a Pakistani submarine, the INS Khukri sank within minutes. Along with the ship, 178 sailors and 18 officers made the supreme sacrifice. Last seen calmly puffing on his cigarette, Captain Mahendra Nath Mulla, captain of the Khukri, chose to go down with his ship. This defining moment of the 1971 war between India and Pakistan is the basis of Major General Ian Cardozo's attempt to understand what happened that day and why. Major General Cardozo brings fresh insight into the hellish ordeal by including the heartfelt accounts of the survivors and of the members of their families. These accounts transform the stereotypical understanding of the incident; they also supplement it. We glimpse fear, trauma and death at first hand. In the annals of war writing, General Cardozo humanizes this cataclysmic event as never before.

Transition

One Woman's Journey from Trauma to Triumph

Author: Jo Huey

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781542922098

Category:

Page: 290

View: 1850

An autobiography of Jo's life from the trauma and unpredictability of living in an alcoholic home, through self-development transformation to the more content, happy and successful business woman she is today. Jo shares her many insights into alcoholism and the effects on the family. An honest and brutal account of Jo's experience with her father's addiction to alcohol, she shares the highs and lows of life with an absent father and busy mother. After life hit an all-time low in adulthood she decided to turn her life around and start a journey of self-discovery. Jo transformed herself through therapy, self-help books, groups, events and more which she shares in the book. If you have experienced the challenges of living with someone's drinking, then you'll relate to Jo's experience and feel the connection with her story. If you are interested in an inspirational and motivational story, then you won't be disappointed. Within the book, Jo shares several techniques you'll be able to learn and use in your life if you really want the change you seek. Jo Huey is an inspirational & motivational speaker, coach and author. Jo gets up every morning wanting to help those with experiences like hers, those affected by someone's drinking. She connects the dots to form a new picture using practical tools & techniques with the aim that they would genuinely feel better about themselves and live a calmer and chaos free life. You can join Jo's Facebook community here: https: //www.facebook.com/groups/CYM2017 You can also view her Sky News Live interview here: https: //www.youtube.com/watch?v=2kLVx-P2qRU&t=56s

Victim Policies and Criminal Justice on the Road to Restorative Justice

A Collection of Essays in Honour of Tony Peters

Author: Ezzat A. Fattah,Stephan Parmentier

Publisher: Leuven University Press

ISBN: 9789058671813

Category: Law

Page: 460

View: 7359

This edited volume contains 22 papers organized into three sections under the following headings: part I is entitled On Promoting Victim Policies; Part II On Reforming Criminal Justice; and Part III On Restorative Justice. All three areas are ones to which Tony Peters, former Professor of Criminology in Leuven, has made a significant contribution and for which he is known as an international authority. During his long and productive academic career Tony Peters led many struggles for criminal justice reform. He was a leading figure in the movement to recognize crime victims' plight and to reaffirm their rights. In Belgium, he spearheaded the early initiatives in restorative justice and became one of its outspoken proponents nationally and internationally. There is no doubt that these three major topics and the various developments and reforms that are addressed in the papers will dominate the thinking about, and the practice of, criminal justice in the years to come. Thus, in addition to paying homage to a congenial friend and an illustrious colleague, it is hoped that this book will appeal and prove useful to all those who have an interest in victims issues, in criminal justice reform, and last but not least, in the promising paradigm of restorative justice.

Tragedy to Triumph: A Memoir

Author: April Faith Larrinaga

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 9781463436261

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 286

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The story of Tragedy to Triumph is especially dedicated to my brothers and sisters who suffered years of torment at the hands of a maniacal self proclaimed preacher who ultimately hurt his family beyond imagination. Our father evaded the law for several years abandoning his eldest daughter in another state to live a life alone while holding the rest of the family captive. Four adults at the end of the journey were directly responsible for the atrocities that befell the children. Inside the home the children cried, innocence was lost and hearts were broken. This story also provides an insight into survival of the human spirit and rising above all indifference, sharing the power of faith, and miracles that happened in the midst of chaos. One person can change the future for their family and ultimately stop the cycle of abuse. This book was solely written in the hopes of saving lives.

From Triumph to Crisis

Neoliberal Economic Reform in Postcommunist Countries

Author: Hilary Appel,Mitchell A. Orenstein

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108395082

Category: Political Science

Page: N.A

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The post-Communist countries were amongst the most fervent and committed adopters of neoliberal economic reforms. Not only did they manage to overcome the anticipated domestic opposition to 'shock therapy' and Washington Consensus reforms, but many fulfilled the membership requirements of the European Union and even adopted avant-garde neoliberal reforms like the flat tax and pension privatisation. Neoliberalism in the post-Communist countries went farther and lasted longer than expected, but why? Unlike pre-existing theories based on domestic political-economic struggles, this book focuses on the imperatives of re-insertion into the international economy. Appel and Orenstein show how countries engaged in “competitive signalling,” enacting reforms in order to attract foreign investment. This signalling process explains the endurance and intensification of neoliberal reform in these countries for almost two decades, from 1989-2008, and its decline thereafter, when inflows of capital into the region suddenly dried up. This book will interest students of political economy and Eastern European and Eurasian politics.

From Turmoil to Triumph

New Life After Corporate Mergers, Acquisitions, and Downsizing

Author: Mitchell Lee Marks

Publisher: Jossey-Bass

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 340

View: 8099

Dispense with suspicion and cynicism. Get beyond alienation and burn out. From Turmoil to Triumph shows how corporations can not only recover from the negative human consequences of transitions, but can use those transitions as opportunities to build new and better organizations.

The Transition to Guided Democracy

Indonesian Politics, 1957-1959

Author: Daniel S. Lev

Publisher: Equinox Publishing

ISBN: 6028397407

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 6057

Periods of major political transition are generally so complex as to present the political analyst with one of his most difficult challenges. Indonesia between 1957 and 1959 was no exception. During these years a previously wide diffusion of political power was superseded by its increasing concentration in three major bases: President Soekarno, the Army and the Communist Party. This was also a period of crisis in the relationships of Djakarta and Java with the other major islands of the archipelago; and it was marked by ideological ferment and change, largely dominated by the views of President Soekarno. It was during these years that Guided Democracy was given its initial shape, with the stage being set for a power struggle which was to become increasingly intense. So dramatic were the political experiences of this period and so deeply etched in the minds of many Indonesians that their effect is still strongly felt and can be expected to influence the character of Indonesia's political development for many years to come. Dr. Daniel S. Lev is particularly well qualified to examine the course of Indonesian political developments between 1957 and 1959. Arriving in Indonesia towards the end of this period, he remained there for three years engaged in an intensive study of its political life. His monograph constitutes by far the most searching analysis yet to appear of this critically important period. As well as providing a guide to these earlier formative years in the nation's political development, it will, I am sure, long remain relevant for all those seriously interested in understanding contemporary Indonesian political life. - George McT. Kahin, August 10, 1966

The Evolution of Agrarian Institutions

A Comparative Study of Post-socialist Hungary and Bulgaria

Author: Mieke Meurs

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 9780472112098

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 134

View: 3737

An examination of why private farming in the transition economies of East-Central Europe has not grown as quickly as expected

Napoleon: On War

Author: Bruno Colson

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191508772

Category: History

Page: 560

View: 2349

This is the book on war that Napoleon never had the time or the will to complete. In exile on the island of Saint-Helena, the deposed Emperor of the French mused about a great treatise on the art of war, but in the end changed his mind and ordered the destruction of the materials he had collected for the volume. Thus was lost what would have been one of the most interesting and important books on the art of war ever written, by one of the most famous and successful military leaders of all time. In the two centuries since, several attempts have been made to gather together some of Napoleon's 'military maxims', with varying degrees of success. But not until now has there been a systematic attempt to put Napoleon's thinking on war and strategy into a single authoritative volume, reflecting both the full spectrum of his thinking on these matters as well as the almost unparalleled range of his military experience, from heavy cavalry charges in the plains of Russia or Saxony to counter-insurgency operations in Egypt or Spain. To gather the material for this book, military historian Bruno Colson spent years researching Napoleon's correspondence and other writings, including a painstaking examination of perhaps the single most interesting source for his thinking about war: the copy-book of General Bertrand, the Emperor's most trusted companion on Saint-Helena, in which he unearthed a Napoleonic definition of strategy which is published here for the first time. The huge amount of material brought together for this ground-breaking volume has been carefully organized to follow the framework of Carl von Clausewitz's classic On War, allowing a fascinating comparison between Napoleon's ideas and those of his great Prussian interpreter and adversary, and highlighting the intriguing similarities between these two founders of modern strategic thinking.

Welten

Roman

Author: Iain Banks

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641047064

Category: Fiction

Page: 560

View: 7761

Gibt es eine Welt jenseits der Welt? Adrian Cubbish hat offenbar gerade eine Glückssträhne: Er steigt vom gerissenen Drogendealer zu einem der mächtigsten Finanzmanager der Welt auf. Doch als sich ihm seine Mittelsmänner offenbaren, kann er es kaum glauben. Denn es gibt neben unserer Realität noch eine Vielzahl weiterer Welten, die von einem mächtigen Konsortium überwacht werden. Ehe sich Adrian versieht, ist er in ein weitreichendes Komplott zwischen diesen Welten verstrickt – und nicht nur sein Leben, sondern unsere gesamte Realität steht auf dem Spiel ...

The Triumph of Democracy in Spain

Author: Paul Preston

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134951418

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 4344

The Triumph of Democracy in Spain tells a gripping story of the tortuous creation of Spain's constitutional monarchy. The book provides an authoritative account of the tribulations of the forces of progress, beginning in 1969 with the disintegration of Franco's dictatorship and ending with the remarkable Socialist election victory in 1982.

At the Crossroads of Post-Communist Modernisation

Russia and China in Comparative Perspective

Author: C. Pursiainen

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137284137

Category: Political Science

Page: 236

View: 6780

This volume takes a comparative approach to understand general tendencies in post-Communist transition in Russia and China. Bringing together perspectives from Political Science, Sociology and IR, it analyses three arenas of social change: socio-economic systems, political systems, and foreign policies.

The Triumph of Improvisation

Gorbachev's Adaptability, Reagan's Engagement, and the End of the Cold War

Author: James Graham Wilson

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 0801470218

Category: Political Science

Page: 280

View: 2783

In The Triumph of Improvisation, James Graham Wilson takes a long view of the end of the Cold War, from the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in December 1979 to Operation Desert Storm in January 1991. Drawing on deep archival research and recently declassified papers, Wilson argues that adaptation, improvisation, and engagement by individuals in positions of power ended the specter of a nuclear holocaust. Amid ambivalence and uncertainty, Mikhail Gorbachev, Ronald Reagan, George Shultz, George H. W. Bush, and a host of other actors engaged with adversaries and adapted to a rapidly changing international environment and information age in which global capitalism recovered as command economies failed. Eschewing the notion of a coherent grand strategy to end the Cold War, Wilson paints a vivid portrait of how leaders made choices; some made poor choices while others reacted prudently, imaginatively, and courageously to events they did not foresee. A book about the burdens of responsibility, the obstacles of domestic politics, and the human qualities of leadership, The Triumph of Improvisation concludes with a chapter describing how George H. W. Bush oversaw the construction of a new configuration of power after the fall of the Berlin Wall, one that resolved the fundamental components of the Cold War on Washington's terms.

The Struggle and the Triumph

An Autobiography

Author: Lech Wałęsa,Lech Wał*esa,Lech Wałes̜a,Arkadiusz Rybicki

Publisher: Arcade Publishing

ISBN: 9781559701495

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 330

View: 8025

Relates Walesa's rise from the Gdansk shipyard to the presidency and chronicles the history of Solidarity

Transitions to Democracy

Author: Lisa Anderson

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231502478

Category: Political Science

Page: 336

View: 3084

Are the factors that initiate democratization the same as those that maintain a democracy already established? The scholarly and policy debates over this question have never been more urgent. In 1970, Dankwart A. Rustow's clairvoyant article "Transitions to Democracy: Toward a Dynamic Model" questioned the conflation of the primary causes and sustaining conditions of democracy and democratization. Now this collection of essays by distinguished scholars responds to and extends Rustow's classic work, Transitions to Democracy--which originated as a special issue of the journal Comparative Politics and contains three new articles written especially for this volume--represents much of the current state of the large and growing literature on democratization in American political science. The essays simultaneously illustrate the remarkable reach of Rustow's prescient article across the decades and reveal what the intervening years have taught us. In light of the enormous opportunities of the post-Cold War world for the promotion of democratic government in parts of the world once thought hopelessly lost of authoritarian and totalitarian regimes, this timely collection constitutes and important contribution to the debates and efforts to promote the more open, responsive, and accountable government we associate with democracy.