Foreign Affairs Book
Score: 3.5
From 15 Ratings

Foreign Affairs

  • Author : Alison Lurie
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Release Date : 2013-06-04
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 280
  • ISBN 10 : 9781480422490

Foreign Affairs Excerpt :

This Pulitzer Prize–winning novel follows two American academics in London—a young man and a middle-aged woman—as they each fall into unexpected romances. In her early fifties, Vinnie Miner is the sort of woman no one ever notices, despite her career as an Ivy League professor. She doubts she could get a man’s attention if she waved a brightly colored object in front of him. And though she loves her work, her specialty—children’s folk rhymes—earns little respect from her fellow scholars. Then, alone on a flight to London for a research trip, she sits next to a man she would never have viewed as a potential romantic partner. In a Western-cut suit and a rawhide tie, he is a sanitary engineer from Tulsa, Oklahoma, on a group tour. He’s the very opposite of her type, but before Vinnie knows it, she’s spending more and more time with him. Also in London is Vinnie’s colleague, a young, handsome English professor whose marriage and self-esteem are both on the rocks. But Fred Turner is also about to find consolation—in the arms of the most beautiful actress in England. Stylish and highborn, she introduces Fred to a glamorous, yet eccentric, London scene that he never expected to encounter. The course of these two relationships makes up the story of Foreign Affairs—a finalist for the National Book Award and National Book Critics Circle Award as well as a Pulitzer Prize winner, and an entertaining, poignant tale from the author of The War Between the Tates and The Last Resort, “one of this country’s most able and witty novelists” (The New York Times). This ebook features an illustrated biography of Alison Lurie including rare images from the author’s personal collection.

Beyond the Sand and Sea Book

Beyond the Sand and Sea

  • Author : Ty McCormick
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release Date : 2021-03-30
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781250240613

Beyond the Sand and Sea Excerpt :

From Ty McCormick, winner of the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award, an epic and timeless story of a family in search of safety, security, and a place to call home. When Asad Hussein was growing up in the world’s largest refugee camp, nearly every aspect of life revolved around getting to America—a distant land where anything was possible. Thousands of displaced families like his were whisked away to the United States in the mid-2000s, leaving the dusty encampment in northeastern Kenya for new lives in suburban America. When Asad was nine, his older sister Maryan was resettled in Arizona, but Asad, his parents, and his other siblings were left behind. In the years they waited to join her, Asad found refuge in dog-eared novels donated by American charities, many of them written by immigrants who had come to the United States from poor and war-torn countries. Maryan nourished his dreams of someday writing such novels, but it would be another fourteen years before he set foot in America. The story of Asad, Maryan, and their family’s escape from Dadaab refugee camp is one of perseverance in the face of overwhelming adversity. It is also a story of happenstance, of long odds and impossibly good luck, and of uncommon generosity. In a world where too many young men are forced to make dangerous sea crossings in search of work, are recruited into extremist groups, and die at the hands of brutal security forces, Asad not only made it to the United States to join Maryan, but won a scholarship to study literature at Princeton—the first person born in Dadaab ever admitted to the prestigious university. Beyond the Sand and Sea is an extraordinary and inspiring book for anyone searching for pinpricks of light in the darkness. Meticulously reported over three years, it reveals the strength of a family of Somali refugees who never lost faith in America—and exposes the broken refugee resettlement system that kept that family trapped for more than two decades and has turned

Council on Foreign Relations Book

Council on Foreign Relations

  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2020
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : OCLC:1232466217

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Foreign Affairs Book
Score: 3.5
From 5 Ratings

Foreign Affairs

  • Author : Stuart Woods
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2015-10-13
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780698195028

Foreign Affairs Excerpt :

Stone Barrington’s trip to Europe turns into an international incident in this edge-of-your-seat thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Stuart Woods. When he’s apprised at the last minute of a mandatory meeting abroad, Stone Barrington rushes off to Europe for a whirlwind tour of business and, of course, pleasure. But from the start the trip seems to be cursed, plagued by suspicious “accidents” and unfortunate events, and some of Stone’s plans go up in flames—literally. Stone sets out to learn the true source of his curious misfortune and finds that what appeared to be bad luck may, in fact, have been a warning. From the chic streets of Paris to Italy's spectacular Amalfi Coast, Stone is pursued from all sides. But when the tables turn, the hunted may become the hunter...

An Inside Look at External Affairs During the Trudeau Years Book

An Inside Look at External Affairs During the Trudeau Years

  • Author : Mark MacGuigan
  • Publisher : University of Calgary Press
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9781552380765

An Inside Look at External Affairs During the Trudeau Years Excerpt :

"Between these covers, you will read about the life of an individual - Mark MacGuigan - who dedicated his life to bettering Canada.... From his fascination with the law to his interest in politics and international affairs, Mark made a lasting impact on virtually every area to which he turned his efforts." - Paul C. Martin, from the Foreword Mark MacGuigan was appointed Canada's Secretary of State for External Affairs in a tumultuous period of renewed East-West tensions, challenging Canadian-American relations, and regional conflict in the early 1980s. In this perceptive mélange of autobiography and study of foreign policy under Pierre Elliott Trudeau, MacGuigan surveys a wide range of bilateral and multilateral issues, weaves together an intriguing cast of national and international characters, and offers important insights into the making of foreign policy from a ministerial perspective. In chronicling the events in which he participated, MacGuigan describes his motivations, reactions, and decisions which illuminate Trudeau's approach to foreign policy and governance. An Inside Look at External Affairs during the Trudeau Years reflects on the interplay between domestic and international agendas and individual personalities in caucus that ultimately shape foreign policy.

Foreign Affairs Book

Foreign Affairs

  • Author : Keath Fraser
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1985
  • Genre: Canadian fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015060558171

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Toward the Charter Book

Toward the Charter

  • Author : Christopher MacLennan
  • Publisher : McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 234
  • ISBN 10 : 077352536X

Toward the Charter Excerpt :

At the end of the Second World War, a growing concern that Canadians' civil liberties were not adequately protected, coupled with the international revival of the concept of universal human rights, led to a long public campaign to adopt a national bill of rights. While these initial efforts had been only partially successful by the 1960s, they laid the foundation for the radical change in Canadian human rights achieved by Pierre Elliott Trudeau in the 1980s. In Toward the Charter Christopher MacLennan explores the origins of this dramatic revolution in Canadian human rights, from its beginnings in the Great Depression to the critical developments of the 1960s. Drawing heavily on the experiences of a diverse range of human rights advocates, the author provides a detailed account of the various efforts to resist the abuse of civil liberties at the hands of the federal government and provincial legislatures and the resulting campaign for a national bill of rights. The important roles played by parliamentarians such as John Diefenbaker and academics such as F.R. Scott are placed alongside those of trade unionists, women, and a long list of individuals representing Canada's multicultural groups to reveal the diversity of the bill of rights movement. At the same time MacLennan weaves Canadian-made arguments for a bill of rights with ideas from the international human rights movement led by the United Nations to show that the Canadian experience can only be understood within a wider, global context.

China   s Use of Military Force in Foreign Affairs Book

China s Use of Military Force in Foreign Affairs

  • Author : Markus B. Liegl
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2017-03-16
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 254
  • ISBN 10 : 9781315529318

China s Use of Military Force in Foreign Affairs Excerpt :

This book explains why China has resorted to the use of large-scale military force in foreign affairs. How will China use its growing military might in coming crisis and existing conflicts? This book contributes to the current debate on the future of the Asia-Pacific region by examining why China has resorted to using military force in the past. Utilizing fresh theoretical insights on the causes of interstate war and employing a sophisticated methodological framework, the book provides detailed analyses of China’s intervention in the Korean War, the Sino-Indian War, China’s border clashes with the Soviet Union and the Sino-Vietnamese War. It argues that China did not employ military force in these wars for the sake of national security or because of material issues under contestation, as frequently claimed. Rather, the book’s findings strongly suggest that considerations about China’s international status and relative standing are the principal reasons for China’s decision to engage in military force in these instances. When reflecting the study’s central insight back onto China’s contemporary territorial conflicts and problematic bilateral relationships, it is argued that the People’s Republic is still a status-seeking and thus highly status-sensitive actor. As a result, China’s status ambitions should be very carefully observed and well taken into account when interacting with the PRC. This book will be of much interest to students of Chinese foreign policy, Asian politics, military and strategic studies and IR in general.

Foreign Affairs Strategy Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Foreign Affairs Strategy

  • Author : Terry L. Deibel
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2007-07-23
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 435
  • ISBN 10 : 9780521871914

Foreign Affairs Strategy Excerpt :

Enables readers to think strategically about American foreign policy.

We Are Bellingcat Book
Score: 4
From 5 Ratings

We Are Bellingcat

  • Author : Eliot Higgins
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Release Date : 2021-03-02
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9781635577310

We Are Bellingcat Excerpt :

INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER “Fascinating ... A powerful, exhortatory call to arms.”-New York Times Book Review “A David-and-Goliath story for the digital age ... Thrilling.”-Foreign Policy The page-turning inside story of the global team wielding the internet to fight for facts and combat autocracy-revealing the extraordinary ability of ordinary people to hold the powerful to account. In 2018, Russian exile Sergei Skripal and his daughter were nearly killed in an audacious poisoning attempt in Salisbury, England. Soon, the identity of one of the suspects was revealed: he was a Russian spy. This huge investigative coup wasn't pulled off by an intelligence agency or a traditional news outlet. Instead, the scoop came from Bellingcat, the open-source investigative team that is redefining the way we think about news, politics, and the digital future. We Are Bellingcat tells the inspiring story of how a college dropout pioneered a new category of reporting and galvanized citizen journalists-working together from their computer screens around the globe-to crack major cases, at a time when fact-based journalism is under assault from authoritarian forces. Founder Eliot Higgins introduces readers to the tools Bellingcat investigators use, tools available to anyone, from software that helps you pinpoint the location of an image, to an app that can nail down the time that photo was taken. This book digs deep into some of Bellingcat's most important investigations-the downing of flight MH17 over Ukraine, Assad's use of chemical weapons in Syria, the identities of alt-right protestors in Charlottesville-with the drama and gripping detail of a spy novel.

The Permanent Under Secretary for Foreign Affairs  1854   1946 Book

The Permanent Under Secretary for Foreign Affairs 1854 1946

  • Author : Keith Neilson
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2008-11-19
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 364
  • ISBN 10 : 9781134231393

The Permanent Under Secretary for Foreign Affairs 1854 1946 Excerpt :

Chief among the personnel at the Foreign Office is the Permanent Under-secretary, the senior civil servant who oversees the department and advises the Foreign Secretary. This book is a study of the twelve men who held this Office from 1854–1946.

The Palgrave Handbook of Canada in International Affairs Book

The Palgrave Handbook of Canada in International Affairs

  • Author : Robert W. Murray
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2021-04-29
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 765
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030677701

The Palgrave Handbook of Canada in International Affairs Excerpt :

This book argues that Canada and its international policies are at a crossroads as US hegemony is increasingly challenged and a new international order is emerging. The contributors look at how Canada has been adjusting to this new environment and resetting priorities to meet its international policy objectives in a number of different fields: from the alignment of domestic politics along new foreign policies, to reshaping its international identity in a post-Anglo order, its relationship with international organizations such as the UN and NATO, place among middle powers, management of peace operations and defense, role in G7 and G20, climate change and Arctic policy, development, and relations with the Global South. Embracing multilateralism has been and will continue to be key to Canada’s repositioning and its ability to maintain its position in this new world order. This book takes a comprehensive look at Canada’s role in the world and the various political and policy variables that will impact Canada’s foreign policy decisions into the future. Chapter 22 is available open access under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License via

American Foreign Policy Book

American Foreign Policy

  • Author : James F. Hoge
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 321
  • ISBN 10 : PSU:000057188041

American Foreign Policy Excerpt :

Pundits often treat foreign policy decision making as a simple matter of morality or politics, and academics often ignore it entirely, viewing policy as driven not by individual officials but by broad structural forces. Foreign policy professionals, in contrast, generally see the subject as an arena of constrained choice. They try to figure out just how much freedom of action they actually have in a particular situation, and debate how best to use that freedom to advance the national interest. The hallmark of the serious professional's approach to foreign policy is not certainty but doubt; they live in a world with no easy answers, only an endless series of unpleasant tradeoffs. This collection is an introduction to that world. Originally published in Foreign Affairs, the essays gathered here offer a broad array of opinions on pressing topics ranging from handling rogue states to humanitarian intervention, from designing trade policy to dealing with the UN to managing relations with China. The authors all know what they are talking about and have the best interests of the country and the world at heart, and yet they come at the issues from different perspectives and often passionately disagree with each other's conclusions and recommendations. They all score at least some points and must be taken seriously, which only sharpens the reader's dilemma in trying to decide what should be done in each case. An excellent and accessible guide to foreign policy as it actually is, rather than the two-dimensional version so often on display in public debate.

Foreign Policy Begins at Home Book

Foreign Policy Begins at Home

  • Author : Richard N. Haass
  • Publisher : Basic Books
  • Release Date : 2014-04-08
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9780465038640

Foreign Policy Begins at Home Excerpt :

A rising China, climate change, terrorism, a nuclear Iran, a turbulent Middle East, and a reckless North Korea all present serious challenges to America's national security. But it depends even more on the United States addressing its burgeoning deficit and debt, crumbling infrastructure, second class schools, and outdated immigration system. While there is currently no great rival power threatening America directly, how long this strategic respite lasts, according to Council on Foreign Relations President Richard N. Haass, will depend largely on whether the United States puts its own house in order. Haass lays out a compelling vision for restoring America's power, influence, and ability to lead the world and advocates for a new foreign policy of Restoration that would require the US to limit its involvement in both wars of choice, and humanitarian interventions. Offering essential insight into our world of continual unrest, this new edition addresses the major foreign and domestic debates since hardcover publication, including US intervention in Syria, the balance between individual privacy and collective security, and the continuing impact of the sequester.

This Foreign Affair Book

This Foreign Affair

  • Author : Harper Bliss
  • Publisher : Ladylit Publishing
  • Release Date : 2018-12-18
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 231
  • ISBN 10 : 9789881491077

This Foreign Affair Excerpt :

Can passion bridge ten thousand miles? Television presenter Zoya Das is reeling from a painful breakup. When she's called to solve a problem at a rental flat she owns, sparks fly between her and French guest Camille Rousseau. A short holiday fling before Camille flies back to Paris could be just the thing to help Zoya's recovery from heartbreak. But what happens when Zoya and Camille develop deeper feelings for each other and are faced with the prospect of being in love on opposite sides of the world? Don't miss this world-spanning instalment of best-selling lesbian romance author Harper Bliss' much-loved Pink Bean series. Every book in this series can be read as a stand-alone without having read the other instalments. A 2018 GCLS ‘GOLDIES’ FINALIST! ★★★★★ "A magnificent romance novel!" THE PINK BEAN SERIES: 1. No Strings Attached 2. Beneath the Surface 3. Everything Between Us 4. This Foreign Affair 5. Water Under Bridges 6. No Other Love 7. Love Without Limits 8. Crazy For You 9. More Than Words