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Foreign Encounters By Writers Abroad
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An encounter can be a chance meeting, a planned get-together or even a confrontation. This collection of stories, non-fiction and poems features a variety of foreign encounters: with family, friends,... More > lovers, animals, cultures, or just with one`s own prejudices and preconceptions. All proceeds from the sale of Foreign Encounters will be donated to Books Abroad.< Less
Teaching English in a Foreign Land By Barry O'Leary
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Follow Barry around the world as he tells the story of how teaching English as a foreign language changes his life. After doing a TEFL course in London, he flies to South America alone. He has no job... More > to go to but hopes that teaching English will fund his travels – ultimately, it opens up opportunities all over the world. During Barry’s two-year TEFL adventure he has several nervy encounters with local louts in Ecuador and Brazil, collapses after a trip to Machu Picchu, gets stuck next to ecstasy raving loonies and a transvestite on a Greyhound Bus across America, struggles to settle Down Under, finds himself working for strict Catholic nuns in Bangkok, and meets some sex mad Babushkas on the Trans-Mongolian railway. This book is essential for anyone who wants to see how rewarding it can be to teach English in a foreign land.< Less
Foreign Teachers Guide to Living and Teaching in China By Gregory Mavrides
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The Foreign Teachers' Guide to Living and Teaching in China was written to provide prospective foreign teachers with a consolidated, reliable, valid, and up-to-date source of information about living... More > and teaching in China. It covers over 50 topics and addresses virtually every social and work adjustment issue a foreign teacher will most likely encounter during his or her first year in the Middle Kingdom. If you are currently thinking about moving to China to teach English, then you owe it to yourself to read this guide. In it, you'll learn very valuable information about China's education system, the role of the foreign English teacher, the truth about salaries and school-provided housing, dating and relationships, and how to avoid being exploited and abused.< Less
Democratization Versus Liberalization In The Arab World: Dilemmas And Challenges For U.s Foreign Policy By Daniel Brumberg, Strategic Studies Institute
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The question of democracy in the Middle East has become an issue of high politics and high policymaking for the U.S. Government. Yet in the process of rising to such a salient position in the foreign... More > policy agenda, many of the nuances and complexities that promoting democracy in the Middle East encounters have received inadequate analysis. The central distinction between political liberalization and democratization is particularly important. Political liberalization is not a phase in an inevitable transition to democracy in the Arab world, but rather a hybrid system that blends liberalization and autocracy. For the United States, a key question it must tackle is whether it should push Arab regimes to move beyond the boundaries of liberalized autocracy. The answer is far from obvious, since any push for substantive democratization could empower Islamists, and/ or re-ignite sectarian, religious, or ideological conflict in countries such as Egypt, Morocco, Kuwait, Bahrain, Jordan, or Yemen.< Less
How not to be a diplomat By P L Bhandari
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P.L.Bhandari was one of the first diplomats to emerge from the newly-independent India in 1947, a time of enormous social change and with India high on the international agenda. His assignments... More > ranged over four continents and include encounters with Fidel Castro, Che Guevara and Richard Nixon. Written with humorous observation, Bhandari’s playboy image works hard to debunk the stereotype of the aesthetic Indian.< Less
Daughters of Hope and Fear By Inga Jablonsky
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Nilla, a sixteen-year-old German girl, finds refuge from the tumult and influence of the rising Nazi regime by entering the Dominican Order of the Poor School Sisters. But her life quickly turns her... More > away from solitude and solace toward a remarkable journey that changes her forever. Nilla's story is a coming of age tale in a foreign land where nature and humanity show their most bitter faces. She encounters hardship, prejudice, and injustice, but also forges an enduring friendship with Tanik, a young Indian woman. The ensuing cultural frictions force Nilla to confront relentless questions as the lines between right and wrong are persistently blurred. Nowhere can she find answers; not even God seems to offer a clear path. But as Nilla faces her world, she discovers strength and value within herself and her religion. She learns to separate the light and darkness in the souls around her.< Less
The Weight of My Dreams: A Young Korean Man's Journey of Faith By Nathan Kwon
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The Weight of My Dreams tells the story of Nathan Kwon, who struggled to survive as a young man in South Korea, encountering illness, hunger, family strife, and the difficulties of the Korean War.... More > Eventually making his way to America to study, support his family back in Korea and to start a new life for himself, he left everyone and everything behind. Working and studying in Illinois, Colorado, Kansas and Montana, his faith carried him through many trials and adventures, and every experience helped forge him as a young man. Throughout it all, he remained true to his beliefs in spite of temptations and hardships. This is a story of a man who fulfilled his dreams by living out his convictions, and it's a story that shows us what love, perseverance and moral strength of character can do.< Less
The Weight of My Dreams: A Young Korean Man's Journey of Faith By Nathan Kwon
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The Weight of My Dreams tells the story of Nathan Jong Kwon, who struggled to survive as a young man in South Korea, encountering illness, hunger, family strife, and the difficulties of war.... More > Eventually making his way to America to study, support his family back in Korea and to start a new life for himself, he left everyone and everything behind. Working and studying in Illinois, Colorado, Kansas and Montana, his faith carried him through many trials and adventures, and every experience helped forge him as a young man. Throughout it all, he remained true to his beliefs in spite of temptations and hardships. This is a story of a man who fulfilled his dreams by living out his convictions, and it's a story that shows us what love, perseverance and moral strength of character can do.< Less
Icarus Falling By N. D. Melander
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David Hendricks is a former U.S. military officer trained to reverse engineer foreign technology. During a private consulting job, he is recruited by a covert operations unit specializing in recovery... More > of alien spacecraft. They plan to bring down a UFO using a little ingenuity and lots of luck. Cory, an abductee who seeks revenge for all the years of kidnapping and insane torture, is used to lure in the aliens. Colonel MacKay, the mission commander, is an overachieving hard-nosed military expert who will stop at nothing to achieve his goals. Dr. Sheila Brannan, a psychologist who specializes in terrorist organizations, uses paranormal mind games to make contact. For the laid back pragmatist Hendricks, getting along with his colleagues is the first step to survival against an alien culture fighting to keep secrets. Success could bring the greatest discovery or the worst disaster.< Less
Dictionary of Computing for Everyone By Igor Sharshakov
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This Dictionary meets the need for clear and concise definitions of the often highly technical terms you may encounter or employ. It contains an extensive vocabulary, covering a wide range of topics... More > relating to computing science and is available in English and Russian. < Less