Sentenced to War Book

Sentenced to War


  • Author : J. N. Chaney
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2021-06-11
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 440
  • ISBN 10 : 108797111X

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Sentenced to War Excerpt :

Sit in prison or join the military. The choice is yours. Convicted of a minor traffic violation, Rev Pelletier is conscripted into the Perseus Union Marine Corps . . . for up to a thirty-year term of service. Anxious to get back to his civilian life and job, Rev opts for a shorter term as a Marine Raider taking the fight to the enemy. But with extremely high mortality rates, can he and his friends survive until their term of service is over? Download Sentenced to War now to follow Rev through perilous battles as he fights to hold back the alien invasion. If you're a fan of Old Man's War, Starship Troopers, or Armor, you'll love this military scifi thrill ride.

The Uneasy Alliance Book

The Uneasy Alliance


  • Author : Kim B. Clark
  • Publisher : Harvard Business Review Press
  • Release Date : 1985
  • Genre: Industrial efficiency
  • Pages : 485
  • ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105037939332

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Uncovering Lives Book

Uncovering Lives


  • Author : Alan C. Elms
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 1997-05-01
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 0195354338

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Uncovering Lives Excerpt :

Psychobiography is often attacked by critics who feel that it trivializes complex adult personalities, "explaining the large deeds of great individuals," as George Will wrote, "by some slight the individual suffered at a tender age--say, 7, when his mother took away a lollipop." Worse yet, some writers have clearly abused psychobiography--for instance, to grind axes from the right (Nancy Clinch on the Kennedy family) or from the left (Fawn Brodie on Richard Nixon)--and others have offered woefully inept diagnoses (such as Albert Goldman's portrait of Elvis Presley as a "split personality" and a "delusional paranoid"). And yet, as Alan Elms argues in Uncovering Lives, in the hands of a skilled practitioner, psychobiography can rival the very best traditional biography in the insights it offers. Elms makes a strong case for the value of psychobiography, arguing in large part from example. Indeed, most of the book features Elms's own fascinating case studies of over a dozen prominent figures, among them Sigmund Freud (the father of psychobiography), B.F. Skinner, Isaac Asimov, L. Frank Baum, Vladimir Nabokov, Jimmy Carter, George Bush, Saddam Hussein, and Henry Kissinger. These profiles make intriguing reading. For example, Elms discusses the fiction of Isaac Asimov in light of the latter's acrophobia (fear of heights) and mild agoraphobia (fear of open spaces)--and Elms includes excerpts from a series of letters between himself and Asimov. He reveals an unintended subtext of The Wizard of Oz--that males are weak, females are strong (think of Scarecrow, Tin Man, the Lion, and the Wizard, versus the good and bad witches and Dorothy herself)--and traces this in part to Baum's childhood heart disease, which kept him from strenuous activity, and to his relationship with his mother-in-law, Matilda Joslyn Gage, a distinguished advocate of women's rights. And in a fascinating chapter, he examines the abused childhood of Saddam Hussein, the privileged childhood of George Bush,

Democracy and Custom in S  moa Book
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Democracy and Custom in S moa


  • Author : Asofou Soʻo
  • Publisher : editorips@usp.ac.fj
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre: Customary law
  • Pages : 238
  • ISBN 10 : 9820203902

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Democracy and Custom in S moa Excerpt :

Samoa became an independent state on 1 January 1962. In moving toward independence, Samoans made it clear that they wanted a political structure that reflected custom and tradition as well as democracy. The post-independence period demonstrated the practical difficulty of reconciling the two. The author examined the co-existence of the two systems of governance. He concludes that, while there has been signficant progress towards democracy (with positive and negative impacts for indigenous institutions, values and practices), it has been restricted by the persistence of customary ideals. The mixing of tradition and democracy is seen as a phase in the process of continuous social and political change, in which practices and values that no longer fit current circumstances are discarded for more relevant and appropriate ones.

Political Culture  Political Science  and Identity Politics Book

Political Culture Political Science and Identity Politics


  • Author : Howard J. Wiarda
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2016-04-08
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 214
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317078852

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Political Culture (defined as the values, beliefs, and behavioral patterns underlying the political system) has long had an uneasy relationship with political science. Identity politics is the latest incarnation of this conflict. Everyone agrees that culture and identity are important, specifically political culture, is important in understanding other countries and global regions, but no one agrees how much or how precisely to measure it. In this important book, well known Comparativist, Howard J. Wiarda, traces the long and controversial history of culture studies, and the relations of political culture and identity politics to political science. Under attack from structuralists, institutionalists, Marxists, and dependency writers, Wiarda examines and assesses the reasons for these attacks and why political culture went into decline only to have a new and transcendent renaissance and revival in the writings of Inglehart, Fukuyama, Putnam, Huntington and many others. Today, political culture, now updated to include identity politics, stands as one of these great explanatory paradigms in political science, the others being structuralism and institutionalism. Rather than seeing them as diametrically exposed, Howard Wiarda shows how they may be made complementary and woven together in more complex, multicausal explanations. This book is brief, highly readable, provocative and certain to stimulate discussion. It will be of interest to general readers and as a text in courses in international relations, comparative politics, foreign policy, and Third World studies.

Uneasy Alliance Book
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Uneasy Alliance


  • Author : Jayne Ann Krentz
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2003-07-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 309
  • ISBN 10 : 0786251670

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A New York Times Bestselling Author Life has taught Abby Lyndon the value of independence -- and the price of that lesson was high, leaving her wary and determined to control her own life. Torr Latimer is equally determined to make Abby his own. When a nightmare from her past resurfaces, Abby has little choice but to accept Torr's help. But is he offering her shelter or trying to possess her?

Uneasy Alliances Book

Uneasy Alliances


  • Author : Robert Asprin
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1988
  • Genre: Fantasy fiction, American
  • Pages : 258
  • ISBN 10 : OCLC:270863427

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Narrating Violence in the Postcolonial World Book

Narrating Violence in the Postcolonial World


  • Author : Rebecca Romdhani
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2021-09-06
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 228
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000433210

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Narrating Violence in the Postcolonial World Excerpt :

This book examines representations of violence across the postcolonial world—from the Americas to Australia—in novels, short stories, plays, and films. The chapters move from what appear to be interpersonal instances of violence to communal conflicts such as civil war, showing how these acts of violence are specifically rooted in colonial forms of abuse and oppression but constantly move and morph. Taking its cue from theories in such fields as postcolonial, violence, gender, and trauma studies, the book thus shows that violence is slippery in form, but also fluid in nature, so that one must trace its movement across time and space to understand even a single instance of it. When analysing such forms and trajectories of violence in postcolonial creative writing and films, the contributors critically examine the ethical issues involved in narrating abuse, depicting violated bodies, and presenting romanticized resolutions that may conceal other forms of violence.

Uneasy Alliance Book

Uneasy Alliance


  • Author : Mikhail Alexandrov
  • Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
  • Release Date : 1999
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 327
  • ISBN 10 : 0313309655

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Uneasy Alliance Excerpt :

Provides unorthodox interpretations and introduces new concepts in analysis of contemporary relations on Russian-Kazakh relations.

Alliance Book

Alliance


  • Author : Jonathan Brazee
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2017-08-25
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 238
  • ISBN 10 : 194574314X

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Alliance Excerpt :

This novelette ties up some loose ends of the Lysander era of the United Federation Marine Corps. Anyone is welcome to read it, of course, but it is primarily intended for those who¿ve read either or both of the United Federation Marine Corps and/or the United Federation Marines¿ Lysander Twins series.Unlike the other books in both series, there is no combat action in the story. Regardless, I hope it is a fitting conclusion before the UFMC universe continues a century in the future from where these two series left off.

Kennedy and Roosevelt Book
Score: 5
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Kennedy and Roosevelt


  • Author : Michael Beschloss
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Release Date : 2016-08-16
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 318
  • ISBN 10 : 9781504039352

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Kennedy and Roosevelt Excerpt :

The revealing story of Franklin Roosevelt, Joe Kennedy, and a political alliance that changed history, from a New York Times–bestselling author. When Franklin Roosevelt ran for president in 1932, he gained the support of Joseph Kennedy, a little-known businessman with Wall Street connections. Instrumental in Roosevelt’s victory, their partnership began a longstanding alliance between two of America’s most ambitious power brokers. Kennedy worked closely with FDR as the first chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, and later as ambassador to Great Britain. But at the outbreak of World War II, sensing a threat to his family and fortune, Kennedy lobbied against American intervention—putting him in direct conflict with Roosevelt’s intentions. Though he retreated from the spotlight to focus on the political careers of his sons, Kennedy’s relationship with Roosevelt would eventually come full circle in 1960, when Franklin Roosevelt Jr. campaigned for John F. Kennedy’s presidential win. With unprecedented access to Kennedy’s private diaries as well as firsthand interviews with Roosevelt’s family and White House aides, New York Times–bestselling author Michael Beschloss—called “the nation’s leading presidential historian” by Newsweek—presents an insightful study in contrasts. Roosevelt, the scion of a political dynasty, had a genius for the machinery of government; Kennedy, who built his own fortune, was a political outsider determined to build a dynasty of his own. From the author of The Conquerors and Presidential Courage, this is a “fascinating account of the complex, ambiguous relationship of two shrewd, ruthless, power-hungry men” (The New York Times Book Review).

The Uneasy Alliance Book

The Uneasy Alliance


  • Author : J. Bruce Nichols
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 1988
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 337
  • ISBN 10 : UTEXAS:059173024473114

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Raises disturbing questions about the workings of U.S. foreign policy and the concept of the separation of church and state

An Uneasy Alliance Book

An Uneasy Alliance


  • Author : Jagdish Chandra
  • Publisher : SIAM
  • Release Date : 2005-01-01
  • Genre: Mathematics
  • Pages : 100
  • ISBN 10 : 089871799X

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An Uneasy Alliance Excerpt :

In the post World War II era, the Mathematics Research Center (MRC) was one of the earliest comprehensive examples of collaboration between the government and a university. By taking a broad view of mathematics that embraced both the pure and applied branches, the MRC provided a model of an interdisciplinary effort that interacted very well with the spectrum of sciences. This book deals with the complex and challenging organizational and scientific issues that arose in the operation of this center.

Uneasy Alliance Book

Uneasy Alliance


  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Release Date : 2004-01-01
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9789401201162

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Uneasy Alliance Excerpt :

Uneasy Alliance illuminates the recent search in literary studies for a new interface between textual and contextual readings. Written in tribute to G.A.M. Janssens, the twenty-one essays in the volume exemplify a renewed awareness of the paradoxical nature of literary texts both as works of literary art and as documents embedded in and functioning within a writer’s life and culture. Together they offer fresh and often interdisciplinary perspectives on twentieth-century American writers of more or less established status (Henry James, Edna St. Vincent Millay, E.E. Cummings, Vladimir Nabokov, Flannery O’Connor, Saul Bellow, Michael Ondaatje, Toni Morrison and Sandra Cisneros) as well as on those who, for reasons of fashion, politics, ideology, or gender, have been unduly neglected (Booth Tarkington, Julia Peterkin, Robert Coates, Martha Gellhorn, Isabella Gardner, Karl Shapiro, the young Jewish-American writers, Julia Alvarez, and writers of popular crime and detective fiction). Exploring the fruitful interactions and uneasy alliance between literature and ethics, film, biography, gender studies, popular culture, avant-garde art, urban studies, anthropology and multicultural studies, together these essays testify to the ongoing pertinence of an approach to literature that is undogmatic, sensitive and sophisticated and that seeks to do justice to the complex interweavings of literature, culture and biography in twentieth-century American writing.

Taiwan s Social Movements under Ma Ying jeou Book

Taiwan s Social Movements under Ma Ying jeou


  • Author : Dafydd Fell
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2017-02-17
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 284
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317198543

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Taiwan s Social Movements under Ma Ying jeou Excerpt :

In the spring of 2014, the Sunflower Movement’s three-week occupation of the Legislative Yuan brought Taiwan back to international media attention. It was the culmination of a series of social movements that had been growing in strength since 2008 and have become even more salient since the spring of 2014. Social movements in Taiwan have emerged as a powerful new actor that needs to be understood alongside those players that have dominated the literature such as political parties, local factions, Taishang, China and the United States. This book offers readers an introduction to the development of these social movements in Taiwan by examining a number of important movement case studies that focus on the post 2008 period. The return of the Kuomintang (KMT) to power radically changed the political environment for Taiwan’s civil society and so the book considers how social activists responded to this new political opportunity structure. The case chapters are based on extensive fieldwork and are written by authors from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds and methodological approaches; in some cases authors combine being both academics and activists themselves. Together, the chapters focus on a number of core issues, providing the book with four key aims. Firstly, it investigates the roots of the movements and considers how to best explain their emergence. Secondly, it examines the development trajectories of these movements. Thirdly, it looks at the best way to explain their impact and development patterns, and finally it assesses their overall impact, questioning whether they can be regarded as successes or failures. Covering a unique range of social movement cases, the book will be of interest to students and researchers interested in Taiwanese society and politics, as well as social movements and civil society.