Black Flags Book
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Black Flags


  • Author : Joby Warrick
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release Date : 2016
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9780804168939

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Black Flags Book Description :

"When he succeeded his father in 1999, King Abdullah of Jordan released a batch of political prisoners in the hopes of smoothing his transition to power. Little did he know that among those released was Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, a man who would go on to become a terrorist mastermind too dangerous even for al-Qaeda and give rise to an Islamist movement bent on dominating the Middle East. Zarqawi began by directing hotel bombings and assassinations in Jordan from a base in northern Iraq, but it was the American invasion of that country in 2003 that catapulted him to the head of a vast insurgency. By identifying him as the link between Saddam and bin Laden, the CIA inadvertently created a monster. Like-minded radicals saw him as a hero resisting the infidel occupiers and rallied to his cause. Their wave of brutal beheadings and suicide bombings continued for years until Jordanian intelligence provided the Americans with the crucial intelligence needed to eliminate Zarqawi in a 2006 airstrike. But his movement endured, first called al-Qaeda in Iraq, then renamed Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, seeking refuge in unstable, ungoverned pockets on the Iraq-Syria border. And as the Syrian civil war broke out in 2011, ISIS seized its chance to pursue Zarqawi's dream of a sweeping, ultra-conservative Islamic caliphate. Drawing on unique access to CIA and Jordanian sources, Joby Warrick weaves together heart-pounding, moment-by-moment operational details with overarching historical perspectives to reveal the long trajectory of today's most dangerous Islamic extremist threat"--

Black Flags  Blue Waters  The Epic History of America s Most Notorious Pirates Book

Black Flags Blue Waters The Epic History of America s Most Notorious Pirates


  • Author : Eric Jay Dolin
  • Publisher : Liveright Publishing
  • Release Date : 2018-09-18
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 9781631492112

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Black Flags Blue Waters The Epic History of America s Most Notorious Pirates Book Description :

With surprising tales of vicious mutineers, imperial riches, and high-seas intrigue, Black Flags, Blue Waters is “rumbustious enough for the adventure-hungry” (Peter Lewis, San Francisco Chronicle). Set against the backdrop of the Age of Exploration, Black Flags, Blue Waters reveals the surprising history of American piracy’s “Golden Age” - spanning the late 1600s through the early 1700s - when lawless pirates plied the coastal waters of North America and beyond. “Deftly blending scholarship and drama” (Richard Zacks), best-selling author Eric Jay Dolin illustrates how American colonists at first supported these outrageous pirates in an early display of solidarity against the Crown, and then violently opposed them. Through engrossing episodes of roguish glamour and extreme brutality, Dolin depicts the star pirates of this period, among them the towering Blackbeard, the ill-fated Captain Kidd, and sadistic Edward Low, who delighted in torturing his prey. Upending popular misconceptions and cartoonish stereotypes, Black Flags, Blue Waters is a “tour de force history” (Michael Pierce, Midwestern Rewind) of the seafaring outlaws whose raids reflect the precarious nature of American colonial life.

Black Flag  The Big Book of False Flag and Government Conspiracies Book

Black Flag The Big Book of False Flag and Government Conspiracies


  • Author : Andrè RavenSkül Venås
  • Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
  • Release Date : 2019-03-16
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780359498185

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Black Flag The Big Book of False Flag and Government Conspiracies Book Description :

This is the Big Book of False Flags and Government Conspiracies, I tried to fit as much as I could find in one place for your reading enjoyment.

Black Flags of the Caribbean Book

Black Flags of the Caribbean


  • Author : Simon Cottee
  • Publisher : I.B. Tauris
  • Release Date : 2021-03-25
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 0755616928

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Black Flags of the Caribbean Book Description :

The Caribbean does not immediately come to mind when we think about ISIS – and yet, in 2017, Trinidad and Tobago ranked first place in the list of western countries with the highest rates of foreign-fighter radicalization, with over 240 nationals travelling to Syria and Iraq to join ISIS' caliphate. Simon Cottee investigates how ISIS came to gain such an unlikely, yet significant foothold in Trinidad. Based on a three-year investigation in the country, featuring interviews the families and friends of those who left to join the jihad, Muslim activists and community leaders, imams, politicians, and intelligence agents, this book presents the social forces and communities in Trinidad that have been affected by ISIS.

Black Flags in Vietnam Book

Black Flags in Vietnam


  • Author : Henry McAleavy
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1968
  • Genre: China
  • Pages : 296
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015058008452

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Raising Black Flags Book

Raising Black Flags


  • Author : Stephen Sanders
  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Release Date : 2008-09
  • Genre: Poetry
  • Pages : 104
  • ISBN 10 : 9780615255354

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Raising Black Flags Book Description :

Poetry by and about pirates by Flora Alomari, J.L. Bright, Chuck Burrows, Sandra l. Harris, Cassidy King, Shari Land, Shana L. Martin, Michael Muller, Debra Estes peterson, Melody Sanders, Stephen Sanders, Desiree Simons, Kittye Williams, Pamala A. Williams and the artwork of Robert L. Berry, Jr. and Kenneth King.

Black Flags and Windmills Book

Black Flags and Windmills


  • Author : scott crow
  • Publisher : PM Press
  • Release Date : 2014-05-01
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781604869972

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Black Flags and Windmills Book Description :

Tracing a life of radical activism and the emergence of a grassroots organization in the face of disaster, this chronicle describes scott crow's headlong rush into the political storm surrounding the catastrophic failure of the levee in New Orleans in 2005 and the subsequent failure of state and local government agencies in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. It recounts crow's efforts with others in the community to found Common Ground Collective, a grassroots relief organization that built medical clinics, set up food and water distribution, and created community gardens when local government agencies, FEMA, and the Red Cross were absent or ineffective. The members also stood alongside the beleaguered residents of New Orleans in resisting home demolitions, white militias, police brutality, and FEMA incompetence. This vivid, personal account maps the intersection of radical ideology with pragmatic action and chronicles a community's efforts to translate ideals into tangible results. This expanded second edition includes up-to-date interviews and discussions between crow and some of today's most articulate and influential activists and organizers on topics ranging from grassroots disaster relief efforts, both economic and environmental; dealing with infiltration, interrogation, and surveillance from the federal government; and a new photo section that vividly portrays scott's experiences as an anarchist, activist, and movement organizer in today's world.

Summary and Analysis of Black Flags  The Rise of ISIS Book

Summary and Analysis of Black Flags The Rise of ISIS


  • Author : Worth Books
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Release Date : 2017-03-14
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 30
  • ISBN 10 : 9781504044820

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Summary and Analysis of Black Flags The Rise of ISIS Book Description :

So much to read, so little time? This brief overview of Black Flags: The Rise of ISIS tells you what you need to know—before or after you read Joby Warrick’s book. Crafted and edited with care, Worth Books set the standard for quality and give you the tools you need to be a well-informed reader. This short summary and analysis of Black Flags includes: Historical context Chapter-by-chapter overviews Profiles of the main characters Detailed timeline of key events Important quotes Fascinating trivia Glossary of terms Supporting material to enhance your understanding of the original work About Black Flags: The Rise of ISIS by Joby Warrick: Two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Joby Warrick has written an authoritative account of the origins and rapid ascent of the largest global terrorist organization today: the Islamic State. Drawing on hundreds of interviews with US and Middle Eastern intelligence officials, as well as two decades of experience covering global terrorism, Warrick presents portraits of the group’s leadership, including the “godfather” of ISIS, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, and of its current leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Warrick explains the historical context and the sectarian struggles behind the rise of the Islamic State, the missteps by US intelligence that aided it, and the heroic work by intelligence and military officials that have fought against it. His work explains the appeal of ISIS and the threat it poses to the Middle East and global peace. The summary and analysis in this ebook are intended to complement your reading experience and bring you closer to a great work of nonfiction.

Bloodlines and Black Flags Book

Bloodlines and Black Flags


  • Author : Y. R. DelaVega
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2020-06-05
  • Genre:
  • Pages : 388
  • ISBN 10 : 9798651278527

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Bloodlines and Black Flags Book Description :

Childhood friends in an alternate universe of the 1600's grow up and become pirates. As well as more than friends.

Under the Black Flag Book
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Under the Black Flag


  • Author : David Cordingly
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2013-02-06
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307763075

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Under the Black Flag Book Description :

For this rousing, revisionist history, the former head of exhibitions at England's National Maritime Museum has combed original documents and records to produce a most authoritative and definitive account of piracy's "Golden Age." As he explodes many accepted myths (i.e. "walking the plank" is pure fiction), Cordingly replaces them with a truth that is more complex and often bloodier. 16 pp. of photos. Maps. From the Hardcover edition.