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Rwanda 1994 and the failure of the United Nations Mission. The whole truth By Amadou Deme
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It has been said that the United Nations received prior warning of the Rwandan catastrophe: an informant met UN Officers and led one of them to a weapons cache. Was it a weapons cache? Who was the... More > informant? For the first time ever, Captain Amadou Deme finally sheds light to many questions and speculations on this event as he takes readers back in time to bring out the missing piece of one mind–boggling puzzle with Rwanda 1994 and the Failure of the United Nations Missions: The wholetruth. In this daring book, the author reveals surprising information. He states that Rwanda’s tragedy was triggered by the assassination of two African presidents. Capt. Deme, from the Intelligence Office of the Force Commander General Romeo Dallaire, was the first UN official to reach the scene. Within the pages of the gripping book, he reflects on the abrupt shutdown of the investigation. Hundreds of refugees were at the Mille Collines hotel (known widely as the Hotel Rwanda, from the film).< Less
Q's Historical Legacy - 6 - Tales of Ardevora I By N. P. Cooper
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This volume, the sixth in the series, contains Q’s retelling of the adventures of two St. Ives fishermen who were imprisoned by Napoleon for 10 years together with their diaries and an... More > introduction by, the Cornish fishing magnate, Sir Edward Hain who retraced their 1200 mile march on the eve of the outbreak of the First World War. The diaries also cast a fascinating light on now, almost, forgotten events such as the arrival in Cornwall of refugees from the Portuguese civil war, electoral scandals and bribery in Cornwall, storms and shipwrecks. Now surpassed in fame as a writer by his daughter's best friend, Daphne du Maurier, Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch was the pre-eminent Cornish writer of Victorian and Edwardian times and founder of the school of English Literature at Cambridge University. He is of particular interest since his fiction was very often based on factual events which have now passed from memory.< Less
The Connection By Jack Simon-Stevens
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1938. Nazi Germany forms an undercover connection with a British crime syndicate. A fortune is made stealing from refugees and for forty-six years, remains undiscovered. Then, a hidden document... More > from the syndicate’s past hangs on the verge of being exposed… 1984. The first cellular phone system in the U.K is on countdown to go live. An electronics group analyst returns from New York, assigned to monitor this questionable start-up. An extraordinary coincidence and his connection with its staff, opens up surreal, magical relationships, and a powder keg of past secrets and vengeance, is on the road to destroying the nation. As the first cell phones go live in Britain, they become the only chance to save it…< Less
Colombia’s Conflicts: The Spillover Effects Of A Wider War By Richard L. Millett & Strategic Studies Institute
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In this monograph, Dr. Richard L. Millett succinctly documents how the “spillover” from the ongoing crisis in Colombia effects each of the five countries on its porous borders—as... More > well as somewhat more distant states and regions. The author reminds us that this is not just a question of extraterritorial armed combat across frontiers with greedy illegal drug traffickers, leftist insurgents, and rightist paramilitary groups. In today’s global village, there is no such thing as a purely national crisis or a purely military conflict. Every conflict has global political, economic, social, and security implications ranging from trade disruption to the growth of criminal organizations to refugee flows to violent clashes to local and regional political instability. Conditions of instability also undermine efforts to nurture democracy and free-market economies, and to install anything approaching the rule of law and human rights. Moreover, no single nation can confront these problems alone.< Less
The Valley of Vision By Henry Van Dyke
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This book is one of the great works of literature. Moreover, Henry Van Dyke wrote these stories after his painful first-hand experiences in WWI. Van Dyke became a man of great influence, making... More > notable contributions in the fields of education, religion, diplomacy, and literature. As an educator, Van Dyke was the Murray Professor of English Literature at Princeton University. As a minister he became the pastor of the famous Brick Presbyterian Church in New York City. As a public servant he served his country as Ambassador to the Netherlands and Luxembourg in 1913, becoming the director of war refugees during the Second World War. That experience of pain and bloodshed gave birth to the hope contained in this volume. It was as as a writer that Van Dyke gained his greatest stature. Van Dyke is considered to be one of the most important American short story writers of his time. Henry Van Dyke lived a wholehearted Christian life, and a life of brilliant contribution to society.< Less
Reflection in Global Health: An Anthology By Thuy Bui, MD et al.
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This anthology includes sixty-three essays that explore an array of topics as they relate to global health, and it is the cumulative effort of students, educators, and advocates dedicated to helping... More > others. Moving beyond sayings like, “They have so little, but they’re so happy,” and “All you need is love,” the essays take a systematic, reflective approach to experiences in global health. Nauzley Abedini reveals the sensory overload she experienced while conducting a yearlong research fellowship in Kumasi, Ghana, and how accepting that she would never be embraced allowed her to revise her goals and realize that being seen as an outsider is not necessarily incompatible with being accepted or familiar. Ishan Asokan looks back at his time in Amman, the capital city of Jordan, and how he visited a Syrian refugee camp an hour’s drive from a bounty of medical aid. He finds countless people suffering, and all he can give them is love.< Less
Reflection In Global Health: An Anthology By Thuy Bui, MD et al.
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This anthology includes sixty-three essays that explore an array of topics as they relate to global health, and it is the cumulative effort of students, educators, and advocates dedicated to helping... More > others. Moving beyond sayings like, “They have so little, but they’re so happy,” and “All you need is love,” the essays take a systematic, reflective approach to experiences in global health. Nauzley Abedini reveals the sensory overload she experienced while conducting a yearlong research fellowship in Kumasi, Ghana, and how accepting that she would never be embraced allowed her to revise her goals and realize that being seen as an outsider is not necessarily incompatible with being accepted or familiar. Ishan Asokan looks back at his time in Amman, the capital city of Jordan, and how he visited a Syrian refugee camp an hour’s drive from a bounty of medical aid. He finds countless people suffering, and all he can give them is love.< Less
Southside Retrace: Strategies to Retain, Redefine, and Reconnect Public Housing in South Omaha By Blake Belanger & Howard Hahn
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The Omaha Housing Authority (OHA) is at a critical crossroad: the infrastructure of the Southside Terrace public housing community has exceeded its functional lifespan. The cost to maintain the... More > 75-year-old structures is no longer viable for OHA, which intends to demolish the site and rebuild. OHA has applied for a HUD Choice Neighborhood Planning Grant and envisions rebuilding the community to better serve its 1,300 residents, roughly half of whom are Sudanese or Somali refugees. This book presents four planning and design proposals generated through intensive research and mapping, which provide redevelopment approaches ranging from immediate low-impact design to visionary planning strategies. Kansas State University landscape architecture students completed the work during the summer of 2016 in an 8-week community planning and design studio led by professors Belanger and Hahn. The effort was supported with funding from Kansas State University’s Technical Assistance to Brownfields.< Less
Redneck In Kenya By Danny Conner
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In Redneck in Kenya, you'll discover what happened when a good ol' boy from Texas, Danny Conner, decided to take a break from the hectic life of the oil and gas business to become a volunteer at a... More > children's shelter in Kenya. In this raucously fun collection of anecdotes and experiences, Danny shares his unique and amusing observations of everyday life in Africa. His off-beat perspective on the world around him will make you laugh while also recounting some of the harsh realities of daily life in Kenya. You'll laugh as Danny wanders into a Nairobi "Barber Shop Salon & Restaurant" for his first haircut in Kenya, clashes with the Nairobi police, treks through the African wilderness, and encounters the infamous Masai warrior. Tucked between the pages of humor are detailed accounts of getting tear-gassed in the middle of one of the world's largest slums and making food distributions to refugee camps. There is never a dull moment on this journey where he gained a new perspective and still managed to laugh a lot.< Less
When Shadows Die By Mrs. Southworth
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A Sequel to "Love's Bitterest Cup" About the Author: "Emma Dorothy Eliza Nevitte Southworth (1819~1899) was an American writer of more than 60 novels in the latter part of the 19th... More > century. She was probably the most widely read author of that era. Southworth's first story, The Irish Refugee, was published in the Baltimore Saturday Visitor. Some of her earliest works appeared in The National Era, the newspaper that printed Uncle Tom's Cabin. The bulk of her work appeared as a serial in Robert Bonner's The New York Ledger, which was widely read in the 1850s and 1860s. Her first novel, Retribution, a serial for The National Era, published in book form in 1846, was so well received that she gave up teaching and became a regular contributor to various periodicals, especially The New York Ledger. Her best known work was The Hidden Hand. It first appeared in serial form in The New York Ledger in 1859, and was serialized twice more (1868~69, 1883) before first appearing in book form in 1888.< Less

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