Halo  The Flood Book
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Halo The Flood


  • Author : William C. Dietz
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2019-01-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN 10 : 9781982111649

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The bestselling adaptation of the iconic video game Halo: Combat Evolved featuring the Master Chief—part of the expanded universe based on the award-winning video game series! 2552. Having barely escaped the final battle for Reach against the vast alien alliance known as the Covenant, the crew of the Pillar of Autumn, including Spartan John-117—the Master Chief—and his AI companion Cortana, is forced to make a desperate escape into slipspace. But their destination brings them to an ancient mystery and an even greater struggle. In this far-flung corner of the universe floats a magnificently massive, artificial ringworld. The crew’s only hope of survival is to crash-land on its surface and take the battle opposing the Covenant to the ground. But they soon discover that this enigmatic ringworld is much more than it seems. Built one hundred thousand years ago by a long-lost civilization known as the Forerunners, this “Halo” is worshipped by the Covenant—a sacred artifact they hope will complete their religious quest for supposed transcendence, and they will stop at nothing to control it. Engaging in fierce combat, Master Chief and Cortana will go deep into the Halo construct and uncover its dark secret and true purpose—even as a monstrous and far more vicious enemy than the Covenant emerges to threaten all sentient life on Halo and the galaxy beyond…

First Strike Book

First Strike


  • Author : Richard Turner
  • Publisher : Richard Turner
  • Release Date : 2017-12-27
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 355
  • ISBN 10 : 978186723xxxx

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First Strike Book

First Strike


  • Author : Damien M. Sojoyner
  • Publisher : U of Minnesota Press
  • Release Date : 2016-10-15
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781452951812

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California is a state of immense contradictions. Home to colossal wealth and long portrayed as a bastion of opportunity, it also has one of the largest prison populations in the United States and consistently ranks on the bottom of education indexes. Taking a unique, multifaceted insider’s perspective, First Strike delves into the root causes of its ever-expansive prison system and disastrous educational policy. Recentering analysis of Black masculinity beyond public rhetoric, First Strike critiques the trope of the “school-to-prison pipeline” and instead explores the realm of public school as a form of “enclosure” that has influenced the schooling (and denial of schooling) and imprisonment of Black people in California. Through a fascinating ethnography of a public school in Los Angeles County, and a “day in the life tour” of the effect of prisons on the education of Black youth, Damien M. Sojoyner looks at the contestation over education in the Black community from Reconstruction to the civil rights and Black liberation movements of the past three decades. Policy makers, school districts, and local governments have long known that there is a relationship between high incarceration rates and school failure. First Strike is the first book that demonstrates why that connection exists and shows how school districts, cities and states have been complicit and can reverse a disturbing and needless trend. Rather than rely upon state-sponsored ideological or policy-driven models that do nothing more than to maintain structures of hierarchal domination, it allows us to resituate our framework of understanding and begin looking for solutions in spaces that are readily available and are immersed in radically democratic social visions of the future.

First Strike Book
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First Strike


  • Author : Ben Coes
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release Date : 2016-06-28
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 496
  • ISBN 10 : 9781466841277

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Deep within the Pentagon, a covert, multi-billion arms-for-influence program was created. The objective was to protect the United States and its allies from terrorist acts by secretly enabling a hand-picked man to emerge as the most powerful leader in the Middle East. But the charismatic Tristan Nazir double-crosses America, twisting the program for his own violent ends to create ISIS. Now America is at great risk. Elite operative Dewey Andreas is sent to Syria to retrieve details about the source of ISIS’s funding but his cover is blown mid-operation and chaos erupts in the streets of Damascus. Trapped and outnumbered, Dewey manages to send proof of the awful truth—unknown at even the highest levels in the government—that ISIS’s munitions were indeed provided by America itself. This information arrives in time to for the U.S. to cut off a final arms shipment before it reaches ISIS. But the vicious Nazir, is far from finished. He launches a bold strike into the heart of America, sending a terrorist cell to take over a dorm at Columbia University, capturing hundreds of college students as hostages. For every hour that the shipment of weapons is withheld, the terrorists will publicly execute one student. The potential loss of life is intolerable. A frontal assault is impossible. Releasing the shipment is unthinkable. There is nowhere to turn... In a situation with no solutions, there remains only one option—Dewey Andreas.

First Strike Book

First Strike


  • Author : Shelomoh Naḳdimon
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1987
  • Genre: Arab-Israeli conflict
  • Pages : 353
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015012188747

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First Strike Book
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First Strike


  • Author : Jack Cashill
  • Publisher : Thomas Nelson
  • Release Date : 2003-03-03
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781418565398

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September 11, 2001, did not represent the first aerial assault against the American mainland. The first came on July 17,1996, with the downing of TWA Flight 800. This book looks in detail at what people saw and heard on this fateful night. First Strike explains how a determined corps of ordinary citizens worked to reveal the compromise and corruption that tainted the federal investigation. With an impressive array of facts, Jack Cashill and James Sanders show the relationship between events in July 1996 and September 2001 and proclaim how and why the American government has attempted to cover up the truth.

First Strike Book

First Strike


  • Author : Matthew J. Flynn
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2008-07-09
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9781135904135

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Preemptive warfare is the practice of attempting to avoid an enemy’s seemingly imminent attack by taking military action against them first. It is undertaken in self-defense. Preemptive war is often confused with preventive war, which is an attack launched to defeat a potential opponent and is an act of aggression. Preemptive war is thought to be justified and honorable, while preventive war violates international law. In the real world, the distinction between the two is highly contested. In First Strike, Matthew J. Flynn examines case studies of preemptive war throughout history, from Napoleonic France to the American Civil War, and from Hitler’s Germany to the recent U.S. invasion of Iraq. Flynn takes an analytical look at the international use of military and political preemption throughout the last two hundred years of western history, to show how George W. Bush’s recent use of this dubiously "honorable" way of making war is really just the latest of a long line of previously failed attempts. Balanced and historically grounded, First Strike provides a comprehensive history of one of the most controversial military strategies in the history of international foreign policy.

First Strike  Book

First Strike


  • Author : Robert C. Aldridge
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1983
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 325
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:49015000329277

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Discusses the development of the nuclear weapons of the United States and examines the American military policies concerning nuclear war

First Strike Book

First Strike


  • Author : Matthew J. Flynn
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2008-07-09
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 270
  • ISBN 10 : 9781135904142

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Preemptive warfare is the practice of attempting to avoid an enemy’s seemingly imminent attack by taking military action against them first. It is undertaken in self-defense. Preemptive war is often confused with preventive war, which is an attack launched to defeat a potential opponent and is an act of aggression. Preemptive war is thought to be justified and honorable, while preventive war violates international law. In the real world, the distinction between the two is highly contested. In First Strike, Matthew J. Flynn examines case studies of preemptive war throughout history, from Napoleonic France to the American Civil War, and from Hitler’s Germany to the recent U.S. invasion of Iraq. Flynn takes an analytical look at the international use of military and political preemption throughout the last two hundred years of western history, to show how George W. Bush’s recent use of this dubiously "honorable" way of making war is really just the latest of a long line of previously failed attempts. Balanced and historically grounded, First Strike provides a comprehensive history of one of the most controversial military strategies in the history of international foreign policy.

First Strike Book
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First Strike


  • Author : Mark Totten
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release Date : 2010-09-21
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9780300168648

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Can the use of force first against a less-than-imminent threat be both morally acceptable and consistent with American values? This book offers historical examination of the use of preemptive and preventive force through the lens of the just war tradition.

Nuclear First Strike Book

Nuclear First Strike


  • Author : George H. Quester
  • Publisher : JHU Press
  • Release Date : 2006-02-07
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 159
  • ISBN 10 : 0801882850

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This provocative and timely work examines various scenarios in which the deployment of nuclear weapons could occur, the probable consequences of such an escalation, the likely world reactions, and the plausible policy ramifications. Rather than projecting the physical damage that would result from nuclear attacks, George H. Quester offers an exploration of the political, psychological, and social aftermath of nuclear conflict. The prospect of nuclear attack—sixty years after atomic bombs destroyed Hiroshima and Nagasaki—is difficult to confront on many levels. We may avoid the discussion for emotional reasons, for fear of generating a self-confirming hypothesis, or simply because of the general "nuclear taboo." But there are also self-denying propositions to be harnessed here: if the world gives some advance thought to how nuclear weapons might be used again, such attacks may be headed off. If the world avoids nuclear weapons use until the year 2045, it will be able to celebrate one hundred years of nuclear concord. Quester suggests that this may be achieved through the careful consideration of possible nuclear deployment scenarios and their consequences. In this insightful analysis, he provides a starting point for informed and focused reflection and preparation.

Rand Report Book

Rand Report


  • Author : Rand Corporation
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1986
  • Genre: Research
  • Pages : 174
  • ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105119273659

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First Strike Book

First Strike


  • Author : R. J. Patterson
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2017
  • Genre: Special operations (Military science)
  • Pages : 297
  • ISBN 10 : 0999457705

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"To those with the highest security clearance, it's a line item known only as Project X. But to the half dozen agents and personnel working for it, it's known as Firestorm, a black ops group so dark that the U.S. President doesn't even know about them yet. And no agent is as skilled as Brady Hawk. Amid the smoldering ashes of another terrorist attack on U.S. interests in Iraq, Hawk searches for Nasim Ghazi, the chief bomb maker for the terrorist group Al Hasib. However, Hawk's mission is almost cut short when he's nearly killed by an assassin. Haunted by his harrowing escape, Hawk must quietly navigate through Iraq and Afghanistan to hunt down Ghazi before he strikes again. As he and his Washington-based handler Alex Duncan try to solve the mystery of his assassin, Hawk struggles with the revelation that his father, the world's most renowned weapons manufacturer, may not be who he thinks he is. In a world where nothing is as it seems, Hawk must stay focused in order to put down another threat before it's too late ... both himself as his country." -- Amazon.com.

First Strike Book

First Strike


  • Author : Jack Higgins
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Release Date : 2009-10-01
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9780007347339

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Jack Higgins, master of the modern thriller, teams up with Justin Richards, bestselling author of Dr Who, to deliver a pulse-pounding new instalment in the adventures of the teenage Chance twins...

China s Strategic Arsenal Book

China s Strategic Arsenal


  • Author : James M. Smith
  • Publisher : Georgetown University Press
  • Release Date : 2021-04-01
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 280
  • ISBN 10 : 9781647120801

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This volume brings together an international group of distinguished scholars to provide a fresh assessment of China's strategic military capabilities, doctrines, and its political perceptions in light of rapidly advancing technologies, an expanding and modernizing nuclear arsenal, and increased great-power competition with the United States.