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Scorpio's Children By Ernesto Spinelli
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Taking its inspiration from the classic hard-boiled crime tradition, Scorpio's Children is the first novel in the Mark Desmond series. It's 1980. Investigator Mark Desmond is hired to snatch the... More > daughter of Jefferson City's wealthiest citizen away from the control of a sinister cult calling itself Scorpio's Children. Duplicity and death stalk Desmond's enquiries while every step he takes pushes him toward a collision between a past he's done his best to erase and a present that's empty of dreams. It's 1980. Rag-tag revolutionaries are kicking sand into the Super-Powers' faces. It's the dawn of the Personal Computer Age. Populist agendas are re-shaping societies. And cults of every kind are on the rise. It's 1980. Everything's different. Nothing has changed.< Less
Landpower And Crises: Army Roles And Missions In Smaller-Scale Contingencies During The 1990s By Conrad C. Crane & Strategic Studies Institute
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Prior to World War II, the majority of instances where American armed forces were used abroad involved Marine or Navy actions to protect U.S. citizens or promote national interests. The use of... More > American military forces (especially the Army) expanded considerably with the advent of the Cold War and America's ascension to superpower status.2 Since the end of the Cold War, there has been another significant increase in the use of military forces (with special emphasis again on the Army) by American political leaders to achieve policy objectives. Except for the major theater war of Operation DESERT STORM, these deployments have fallen under the broad heading of smaller-scale contingencies (SSCs). While this overall increase in theater military operations began in the aftermath of Operation DESERT STORM, it stabilized at a high level during the first full year of the Clinton administration. Since mid-1993, American military forces have engaged in 170 separate SSCs...< Less
Africa’s Booming Oil and Natural Gas Exploration and Production: National Security Implications for The United States and China By David E. Brown
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Two key long-term energy trends are shifting the strategic balance between the United States and China, the world’s superpower rivals in the 21st century: first, a domestic boom in U.S. shale... More > oil and gas is dramatically boosting America’s energy security; second, the frenetic and successful search for hydrocarbons in Africa is making it an increasingly crucial element in China’s energy diversification strategy. America’s increasing energy security and China’s increased dependence on energy imports from Africa and the Middle East until well past 2040 despite its own shale discoveries will make Beijing’s own increasing energy insecurity be felt even more acutely, pushing the People’s Liberation Army to accelerate adoption of a “two ocean” military strategy that includes an enduring presence in the Indian Ocean as well as the Pacific Ocean.< Less
They Came to Baghdad By Mike Mandel & Chantal Zakari
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“Baghdad is the chosen location for a secret superpower meeting” in Agatha Christie’s They Came to Baghdad which has been translated into more than 30 languages and has been... More > published continuously since it first appeared in England in 1951. In our book, They Came to Baghdad, Christie’s 40 book covers conjure an exotic site for diplomatic, and romantic intrigue. They parallel the second chapter, excerpts and images of the 40 countries that have participated in the Multi-National Force deploying troops to Iraq between 2003 and 2011. In our final chapter, the invasion continues; it’s an index of corporate logos of the contractors hired for the reconstruction of Iraq and the major foreign investors involved. The work is based entirely on websearch, not only from traditional media sources, but also from alternative sources that have now entered the public sphere. From ebay and amazon, blog entries around the world translated through Google Translate, flickr and myspace all contributed to our visual narrative.< Less
They Came To Baghdad By Mike Mandel & Chantal Zakari
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“Baghdad is the chosen location for a secret superpower meeting” in Agatha Christie’s They Came to Baghdad which has been translated into more than 30 languages and has been... More > published continuously since it first appeared in England in 1951. In our book, They Came to Baghdad, Christie’s 40 book covers conjure an exotic site for diplomatic, and romantic intrigue. They parallel the second chapter, excerpts and images of the 40 countries that have participated in the Multi-National Force deploying troops to Iraq between 2003 and 2011. In our final chapter, the invasion continues; it’s an index of corporate logos of the contractors hired for the reconstruction of Iraq and the major foreign investors involved. The work is based entirely on websearch, not only from traditional media sources, but also from alternative sources that have now entered the public sphere. From ebay and amazon, blog entries around the world translated through Google Translate, flickr and myspace all contributed to our visual narrative.< Less
Great Victorian Poets - Volume 1 By Gerard Manley Hopkins et al.
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Britain in the 19th Century was on its way to become an industrial and political superpower. However the reign of Queen Victoria also stressed the importance of religion and stability. Our three... More > poets reflect the cultural and social effect that these changes were having on society. Tennyson saw the growth of Britain has a heroic adventure and his poetry reflected this with his epic poems that celebrated past and present glories. Hopkins saw glory not in the industrial power , but in the power of religion and God. Christina Rossetti also looked to God , but she also reflected on the role of women in this brave new world. Many view Tennyson as the great tradition Victorian poet , however both Hopkins and Rossetti were influential by their innovation . All three poets have maintained a level of popularity into the 20th and 21st Centuries with their poems regularly featuring in anthologies and collections.< Less
Great Victorian Poets - Volume 2 By Elizabeth Barrett Browning et al.
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19th Century England was a nation coming to terms with its rise as an industrial superpower. Many of the social problems associated with this and the new social formations provided inspiration to our... More > three Great Victorian poets. Dante Gabriel Rossetti and the rest of the Pre Raphaelites looked backwards for the supposedly rural idylls and chivalry of past times. Robert Browning whose dramatic verse and dramatic monologues reflected the nations desire for grand themes. Elizabeth Barrett Browning poems reflected the concern with social reform and the position of women in this new order. All three poets sought to make sense of the Victorian age that was filled with hypocrisy, paradox and double standards. All three although conservative in character, were outsiders to this world and offered viewpoints that questioned the status quo.< Less
Russian By Keegan Wade
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Russian - The Complete Guide To Learning Common Phrases And Start Speaking Russian Fast! The Russians are a very unique people. Back in the 1940’s up to the 1980’s they were one of the... More > worlds greatest superpowers. After the cold war however they have been on the decline but are still strong in many ways. One of the best ways to understand the Russians is to first understand their language. In this book we are going to take a look at the Russian language. We are going to see how it is structured and how it is formed. From there we will go and explore a slew of words that we will translate from English to Russian. We will also give you common phrases that you can learn to communicate with others as well as survive a day in Russia. At the end of this book you will have a basic understanding of the language and be well on your way to learning the more great Russian words and phrases.< Less
The Role of Small States in the Post-cold War Era: The Case of Belarus (Enlarged Edition) By Dmitry Shlapentokh et al.
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The United States is not the only global center as it was in the first years of post-Cold War era. Nor are there just two superpowers–the United States and the Union of Soviet Socialist... More > Republics–that define the course of global events. The new multipolarity implies the presence of several centers of power that will provide the opportunity for small states such as Belorussia to move from one center of power to the other and/or engage in sort of geopolitical “ménage de troix.” During the last 10 years or so, Belorussia moved from Russia to the European Union and back, while at the same time engaging in relationships with Iran and China. While relationships with Russia and the European Union have not been stable, the story is different with China and Iran. Belorussia has always maintained a good relationship with both countries, especially with China. This demonstrates the increasing role of Asia in geopolitical arrangements now and in the future.< Less
Sharing Power: Prospects for a U.S. Concert-Balance Strategy (Enlarged Edition) By Patrick Porter et al.
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The subject of U.S. grand strategy has been getting increasing attention from the policy and academic communities. But too often the debate suffers from being too reductionist, limiting... More > America’s choices to worldwide hegemony or narrow isolation. There is a wide spectrum of choices before Washington that lie “somewhere in the middle.” Too often not enough thought is given to how such alternative strategies should be designed and implemented. The future cannot be known, and earlier predictions of American decline have proven to be premature. However, there is a shift in wealth and power to the extent that America may not be able to hold on to its position as an unrivalled unipolar superpower. Therefore, it is worth thinking about how the United States could shape and adjust to the changing landscape around it. What is more, there are a number of interlocking factors that mean such a shift would make sense: transnational problems needing collaborative efforts...< Less

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