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Among the Enemy

By Margaret Peterson Haddix
  • ISBN Code: : 143910672X
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 240
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
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HIDE OR FIGHT? Matthias, an illegal third child, is caught in the cross fire between rebels and the Population Police. When he unwittingly saves a Population Police officer, Matthias is brought to Population Police headquarters to train as an officer himself. There he meets Nina, another third-born who enlists his help in a plot to undermine the Population Police. But Matthias is under constant scrutiny, and he has no idea whom he can trust. What can one boy do against a wicked bureaucracy?

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  • Publisher : Wayne State University Press
  • Book Code : 0814338534
  • Total of Pages : 168
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Though many Union soldiers wrote about their experiences in the American Civil War, few had the vantage point of William Horton Kimball, a member of the First Michigan Engineers and Mechanics. As a military engineer, Kimball spent most of his time behind the major lines of conflict and often worked among civilians who sympathized with the enemy. In Among the Enemy: A Michigan Soldier's Civil War Journal, author Mark Hoffman presents Kimball's journal as a unique window into wartime experience. Kimball was a prolific writer, and his journal is full of detailed accounts of expeditions into a hostile countryside, the bitter war against guerillas, and of the civilians caught in the middle of a traditional war waged with nontraditional means. He comments freely and openly on the strengths and weaknesses of his officers and comrades caught up in the same war. At the same time, Kimball provides moving accounts of when the Engineers were thrown into the line of battle at Perryville and Lavergne and proved themselves as soldiers capable of traditional combat. Through Kimball's account, readers can chart the important evolution of Union war policy regarding occupied populations, as well as how the American views of warfare broke down when combat moved from battlefield to countryside and soldiers in the rear became important targets for enemy action. Civil War historian Mark Hoffman introduces Kimball's writings and provides some background on Kimball's life as a soldier. He accompanies the journal entries with illustrations and maps. Kimball's account reminds readers that there was a time when Americans who honored the same founders and national holidays were seeking to kill each other in a bitter war behind the lines of traditional armies. Readers interested in military history and the Civil War will enjoy the inside perspective of Among the Enemy.

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  • Total of Pages : 144
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The strongest man in the world is he who stands most alone. Dr Stockmann attempts to expose a water pollution scandal in his home town which is about to establish itself as a spa. When his brother conspires with local politicians and the newspaper to suppress the story, Stockmann appeals to a public meeting - only to be shouted down and reviled as 'an enemy of the people'. Ibsen's explosive play reveals his distrust of politicians and the blindly held beliefs of the masses. Christopher Hampton's version of Ibsen's classic was first staged at the National Theatre, London, in 1997.

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  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Book Code : 9354892868
  • Total of Pages : 352
  • Category : Literary Collections
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For twenty years, the Taliban was the number one enemy of Western forces in Afghanistan. But it was an enemy that they knew little about, and about whose founder and leader, Mullah Omar, they knew even less. Armed with only a fuzzy black-and-white photo of the man, investigative journalist Bette Dam decided to track down the reclusive Taliban chief a decade back. But in the course of what had seemed an almost impossible job, she got to know the Taliban inside out, realized how dangerously misinformed the global forces fighting it were, and made a startling discovery about the elusive Omar's whereabouts. The outcome of a five-year-long pursuit, Looking for the Enemy is a woman journalist's epic story that takes the reader deep into the dangerous mountains and war-ravaged valleys of Afghanistan as it throws up several unknowns about an organization that is now once again at the helm in one of the world's most fragile states.

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  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Book Code : 0547577605
  • Total of Pages : 241
  • Category : Literary Collections
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  • Pdf File: inventing-the-enemy.pdf

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This essay collection by the revered public intellectual displays his “profound erudition, lively wit, and passion for ideas of all shapes and sizes” (Booklist). In these fourteen essays, Umberto Eco examines many of the ideas that have inspired his provocative and illuminating fiction. From the title essay—a disquisition of the notion that every country needs an enemy—he takes readers on an exploration of lost islands, mythical realms, and the medieval world. His topics range from indignant reviews of James Joyce’s Ulysses by fascist journalists, to an examination of Saint Thomas Aquinas’s notions about the soul of an unborn child, to censorship, violence and WikiLeaks. Here are essays full of passion, curiosity, and probing intellect by one of the world’s most esteemed scholars and critically acclaimed, best-selling novelists. “True wit and wisdom coexist with fierce scholarship inside Umberto Eco, a writer who actually knows a thing or two about being truly human.” — Buffalo News

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  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Book Code : 022676883X
  • Total of Pages : 428
  • Category : Social Science
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  • Pdf File: from-the-enemy-s-point-of-view.pdf

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The Araweté are one of the few Amazonian peoples who have maintained their cultural integrity in the face of the destructive forces of European imperialism. In this landmark study, anthropologist Eduardo Viveiros de Castro explains this phenomenon in terms of Araweté social cosmology and ritual order. His analysis of the social and religious life of the Araweté—a Tupi-Guarani people of Eastern Amazonia—focuses on their concepts of personhood, death, and divinity. Building upon ethnographic description and interpretation, Viveiros de Castro addresses the central aspect of the Arawete's concept of divinity—consumption—showing how its cannibalistic expression differs radically from traditional representations of other Amazonian societies. He situates the Araweté in contemporary anthropology as a people whose vision of the world is complex, tragic, and dynamic, and whose society commands our attention for its extraordinary openness to exteriority and transformation. For the Araweté the person is always in transition, an outlook expressed in the mythology of their gods, whose cannibalistic ways they imitate. From the Enemy's Point of View argues that current concepts of society as a discrete, bounded entity which maintains a difference between "interior" and "exterior" are wholly inappropriate in this and in many other Amazonian societies.

The Brain That Changes Itself

By Norman Doidge
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 1101147113
  • Total of Pages : 448
  • Category : Psychology
  • Members : 323
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“Fascinating. Doidge’s book is a remarkable and hopeful portrait of the endless adaptability of the human brain.”—Oliver Sacks, MD, author of The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat What is neuroplasticity? Is it possible to change your brain? Norman Doidge’s inspiring guide to the new brain science explains all of this and more An astonishing new science called neuroplasticity is overthrowing the centuries-old notion that the human brain is immutable, and proving that it is, in fact, possible to change your brain. Psychoanalyst, Norman Doidge, M.D., traveled the country to meet both the brilliant scientists championing neuroplasticity, its healing powers, and the people whose lives they’ve transformed—people whose mental limitations, brain damage or brain trauma were seen as unalterable. We see a woman born with half a brain that rewired itself to work as a whole, blind people who learn to see, learning disorders cured, IQs raised, aging brains rejuvenated, stroke patients learning to speak, children with cerebral palsy learning to move with more grace, depression and anxiety disorders successfully treated, and lifelong character traits changed. Using these marvelous stories to probe mysteries of the body, emotion, love, sex, culture, and education, Dr. Doidge has written an immensely moving, inspiring book that will permanently alter the way we look at our brains, human nature, and human potential.

The Crying Book

By Heather Christle
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  • Publisher : Catapult
  • Book Code : 1948226456
  • Total of Pages : 208
  • Category : Family & Relationships
  • Members : 768
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This bestselling "lyrical, moving book: part essay, part memoir, part surprising cultural study" is an examination of why we cry, how we cry, and what it means to cry from a woman on the cusp of motherhood confronting her own depression (The New York Times Book Review). Heather Christle has just lost a dear friend to suicide and now must reckon with her own depression and the birth of her first child. As she faces her grief and impending parenthood, she decides to research the act of crying: what it is and why people do it, even if they rarely talk about it. Along the way, she discovers an artist who designed a frozen–tear–shooting gun and a moth that feeds on the tears of other animals. She researches tear–collecting devices (lachrymatories) and explores the role white women’s tears play in racist violence. Honest, intelligent, rapturous, and surprising, Christle’s investigations look through a mosaic of science, history, and her own lived experience to find new ways of understanding life, loss, and mental illness. The Crying Book is a deeply personal tribute to the fascinating strangeness of tears and the unexpected resilience of joy.

A Mate Among the Enemy [Wolf's Pass Shifters 3]

By Marla Monroe
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  • Publisher : Siren-BookStrand
  • Book Code : 164010318X
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  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 448
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[Siren Menage Everlasting: Erotic Menage a Trois Paranormal Romantic Suspense, shape-shifters, werewolves, M/F/M, HEA] Lee and Evan believe they've found their mate, but is she with their enemy? Shay is caught in a bad situation, forced to help her father hunt shifters. When Lee and Evan approach her and tell her she's their mate, she's afraid of what might happen when they find out who her father is. Shay finds out that she is actually part shifter, which is why she can sense other shifters. Her father had used her all those years, knowing she wasn't his daughter. It explained the abuse. She feels as if she's betrayed her mother and wonders how her mates can love her. When it comes to a showdown, Shay proves her loyalty to the pack and her mates by risking her life to protect the pregnant females of the pack. It came at a great cost, but Shay is certain she did the right thing. Note: This book contains double penetration. ** A Siren Erotic Romance Marla Monroe is a Siren-exclusive author.

The enemy of all the world

By Jack London
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  • Publisher : Lindhardt og Ringhof
  • Book Code : 872656405X
  • Total of Pages : 9
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 127
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Emil Gluck was a scientific genius, who had just gone to the electric chair because of the terrible, terrible things he had done between the years 1933 and 1941. However, life had not always been easy for Gluck – and the narrator can somehow understand why the maltreated genius ended doing what he did... 'The enemy of all the world' is Jack London’s exciting short story of a mad scientist who invented something that he should never have invented. Jack London (1876–1916) was an American writer and social activist. He grew up in the working class, but became a worldwide celebrity and one of the highest paid authors of his time. He wrote several novels, which are considered classics today, among these 'Call of the Wild', 'Sea Wolf' and 'White Fang'.

Understanding Islamic Fundamentalism

By Sayed Khatab
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Book Code : 1617975060
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 707
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Beginning with an examination of medieval Islamic fundamentalist movements such as Kharjism, Ibadism, Hanbalism, and Wahhabism, Sayed Khatab looks at the similarities and differences between them and present organizations such as al-Qa'ida. It may be surprising that many of the radical narratives embraced by modern groups have not emerged recently. Identifying these roots can lead to a better understanding of al-Qa'ida's theological and intellectual narratives, and how they effectively indoctrinate youths and attract many of them to violent acts of terrorism. The book then focuses on al-Qa'ida's theology, ideology, and tactics; the geographic contours and implications of al-Qa'ida's political strategy in relation to the western and eastern countries which are considered enemy states; the impending clash of cultures; and the ideological war within al-Qa'ida. Innovative in its concept, examining political Islamic thought from a historical to a contemporary perspective, Islamic Fundamentalism generates new understanding of the many complexities of political Islam, and the role of violence and terrorism.

Memoirs of a Cavalier

By Daniel Defoe
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  • Publisher : Ozymandias Press
  • Book Code : 1531280285
  • Total of Pages : 405
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 914
  • Pdf File: memoirs-of-a-cavalier.pdf

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Daniel Defoe's great talent as a writer was to speak in the voices of others. Such was the authenticity of this memoir of a 17th-century soldier of fortune that for over half a century it was considered to be genuine. The struggle of the narrator to turn his observations into facts and to make certain history out of his uncertain experiences combines with vivid descriptions of the battles of the Civil War to give the narrative its dramatic qualities...

Indians of the Plains

By Eugene Rachlis
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  • Publisher : New Word City
  • Book Code : 1612309313
  • Total of Pages : 146
  • Category : History
  • Members : 117
  • Pdf File: indians-of-the-plains.pdf

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No people have stirred the interest and imagination of the civilized world as have the North American Indians of the Great Plains. For thousands of years before the first European explorers appeared on the grasslands between the Mississippi River and the Rocky Mountains, the Indians of this region hunted the big, shaggy buffalo. As American settlements moved westward during the nineteenth century, the Plains Indians came to know the trader and the trapper, the missionary, the overland trail emigrant, the gold seeker, the cattleman, and the prairie farmer. As the white man's civilization relentlessly closed in upon them, some of the most powerful tribes fought back to preserve their traditional hunting grounds. Indian chiefs, experienced only in intertribal warfare, matched wits and courage with experts in military science of the United States Army. The Indian Wars of the Plains provided some of the bitterest battles and some of the most dramatic action in the history of warfare. Here is the dramatic story of the Plains Indians.

The Medallic History of the United States of America 1776-1876

By J. F. Loubat
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  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 3219
  • Category : History
  • Members : 469
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"The Medallic History of the United States of America 1776-1876" by J. F. Loubat. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

The Mythology of Cherokee, Iroquois, Navajo, Siouan and Zuñi

By Lewis Spence,James Mooney,Erminnie A. Smith,James Owen Dorsey,Frank Hamilton Cushing,Washington Matthews
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  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Book Code : 8027245494
  • Total of Pages : 1580
  • Category : History
  • Members : 497
  • Pdf File: the-mythology-of-cherokee-iroquois-navajo-siouan-and-zuñi.pdf

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This carefully edited historical collection has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. This study presents the myths, beliefs and customs of the indigenous peoples in North America. This collection is comprised of many bodies of traditional narratives associated with religion from a mythographical perspective. Contents: The Myths of the North American Indians Myths of the Cherokee Myths of the Iroquois A Study of Siouan Cults Outlines of Zuñi Creation Myths The Mountain Chant - A Navajo Ceremony