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Blowback

By James Patterson,Brendan DuBois
  • ISBN Code: : 031649965X
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Pages : 550
  • Category : Fiction
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A brilliant American president is also a psychopath. He has his finger on the red button. And he’s about to start a world war with our most dangerous enemy. Put your finger on the order button. Push it to read James Patterson’s best and scariest novel yet. US President Keegan Barrett has swept into office on his success as Director of the CIA. Six months into his first term, he devises a clandestine power grab with deadly consequences. Barrett personally orders CIA agents Liam Grey and Noa Himel to execute his plan, but their loyalties are divided. The CIA serves at the pleasure of the president, yet they’ve sworn to support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic. When the threat comes directly from the Oval Office, that’s where the blowback begins.

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  • Publisher : Forever Yours
  • Book Code : 1455535184
  • Total of Pages : 300
  • Category : Fiction
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  • Pdf File: blowback.pdf

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One year ago, David Church kissed a beautiful, brilliant woman on an airfield in Iraq-and hasn't stopped thinking about her ever since. Now, the military veteran gets a chance to rekindle that fire when he sees his lost love again-looking sexier than ever-at an international conference in Athens. David yearns to take her in his arms, to hold her close and never let go. But when the bullets begin to fly, it's not just his heart on the line. It's his life. When Molly Solent agreed to deliver intelligence for the U.S. government, she didn't realize she'd be caught in the crossfire of a surprise ambush-and underneath the hard-muscled body of David Church. Shielding her from harm and swearing to protect her, the elite bodyguard reignites a searing passion that Molly can't resist. But with unforeseen danger around every corner-and unquenchable desire in every embrace-falling in love could be the greatest risk of all . . . Alpha Ops Series: Book 1: Dangerous Territory (novella)Book 2: Over the Line Book 3: Pushing the Limit Book 4: Blowback Book 5: Compromised Book 6: Risk of Exposure

Blowback

By Bill Pronzini
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  • Publisher : Speaking Volumes
  • Book Code : 1612320686
  • Total of Pages : 152
  • Category : Fiction
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He's just gotten some bad news, and its impact has made him immobile and fearful. He's always known that the racking cough was not just something that was going to go away, that the ache in his chest was indicative of something more serious. And now he's found out that he has a lesion on his lung which could be malignant. He's set to sit and wait and do nothing else until he gets the results, but is swayed into action by a call from an old buddy of his from the service, Harry Burroughs.Harry has an isolated fishing camp in Northern California. Currently, he has several people in residence. Recent events have convinced him that the place is a powderkeg waiting to erupt into violence. Therefore, the call to Nameless. What Nameless finds on his arrival is a simmering situation, mostly caused by the presence of a very erotic woman by the name of Angela who is there with her extremely jealous husband, Ray, who is even more combustible because he's a heavy drinker. Angela is a woman who plays sweet but gets deep underneath a man's skin and is nowhere near as innocent as she would have folks believe.And then the murders start. The first doesn't seem to have anything to do with the situation when a rug dealer is killed in his van. But then the inhabitants of the camp become targets, including Nameless. He faces more than the usual share of danger as he is entombed in a cave. The book has a little bit of everything-sexual intrigue, theft, murder, violence-all leavened by Nameless searching for the truth in a high tension environment.

Blowback

By Paul V. Walters
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  • Publisher : Strategic Book Publishing
  • Book Code : 1625160682
  • Total of Pages : 302
  • Category : Fiction
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London, 2012. A deadly virus is released on a late night tube. In seconds 23 innocent commuters die a horrible death. Chief inspector Moore of New Scotland Yard's terror unit is assigned the case. However, before he can begin the investigation, another attack occurs in a Camden pub and London is now a terrorized city. Bio Defence Inc., a shadowy government organization, is enlisted to work with the terror unit to determine what appears to be an international terror attack on British soil. But is it? Moore suspects that these bio terrorism attacks are somehow connected and go all the way to the highest level of the sitting government. Miranda Phillips is back pulling the strings; hell bent on revenge in any way she can, destroying all her enemies in her quest to eliminate the ultimate prize, Jonathan Savage. Can Moore stop the deadly game of cat and mouse before the U.K. goes into meltdown? Blowback is a thrill a minute roller coaster ride and a fitting follow up to Final Diagnosis.

Blowback

By Chalmers Johnson
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  • Publisher : Holt Paperbacks
  • Book Code : 1429900504
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 710
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Now with a new and up-to-date Introduction by the author, the bestselling account of the effect of American global policies, hailed as "brilliant and iconoclastic" (Los Angeles Times) The term "blowback," invented by the CIA, refers to the unintended results of American actions abroad. In this incisive and controversial book, Chalmers Johnson lays out in vivid detail the dangers faced by our overextended empire, which insists on projecting its military power to every corner of the earth and using American capital and markets to force global economic integration on its own terms. From a case of rape by U.S. servicemen in Okinawa to our role in Asia's financial crisis, from our early support for Saddam Hussein to our conduct in the Balkans, Johnson reveals the ways in which our misguided policies are planting the seeds of future disaster. In a new edition that addresses recent international events from September 11 to the war in Iraq, this now classic book remains as prescient and powerful as ever.

Masters of War

By Carl Boggs
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1136727922
  • Total of Pages : 384
  • Category : Political Science
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First published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Masters of War

By Carl Boggs
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 113672785X
  • Total of Pages : 384
  • Category : Political Science
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First published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Brad Thor Collectors' Edition #2

By Brad Thor
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1451657994
  • Total of Pages : 1280
  • Category : Fiction
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An elegant hardcover boxed set including Blowback, Takedown, and The First Commandment, from #1 New York Times bestselling author Brad Thor. “[Brad Thor] and Harvath are the real deal, and you should accept no substitutes.” —BookReporter.com Both a must-have for any fan of Brad Thor and the perfect introduction to his masterful thrillers, this handsomely bound edition is one of four special Collector’s Editions, available now. Follow counterterrorism operative and ex-SEAL Scot Harvath’s action-packed exploits, and discover why Brad Thor has been called “America’s favorite author” (KKTX). BLOWBACK Scot Harvath’s counterterrorism career has just crashed and burned—thanks in part to a ruthless senator with her sights set on the White House. But when the war on terror takes a chilling turn, the president has no choice but to secretly bring Harvath back inside. Deep beneath an Alpine glacier, an ancient weapon designed to destroy the Roman Empire has been unearthed—and a shadowy organization intends to use it for America’s downfall. Racing across Europe, Harvath must secure the ultimate instrument of destruction before it brings the United States and the rest of the world to its knees. TAKEDOWN July 4th weekend, New York City: As thousands of holiday travelers make their way out of Manhattan, a flawlessly executed terrorist attack plunges the city into a maelstrom of panic and death. Amid the chaos, an elite team of foreign operatives is systematically searching for one of their own, a man so powerful that the U.S. government refuses to admit he even exists and will do anything to keep him hidden. Now, with the world’s deadliest enemy upon America’s doorstep, counterterrorism operative Scot Harvath must fight his way through the burning city streets to take down an invisible terrorist mastermind with the means to unleash hell on a global scale. THE FIRST COMMANDMENT When the President of the United States is blackmailed into releasing five detainees from Guantanamo Bay, a sadistic assassin with a vendetta years in the making is reactivated. Suddenly, the people closest to counterterrorism operative Scot Harvath are being targeted and he realizes that somehow, somewhere he has left the wrong person alive. With his life plunged into absolute peril, and the president ordering him to stay out of the investigation, Harvath must mount his own covert plan for revenge—and in so doing will uncover shattering revelations about the organizations and the nation he has spent his life serving.

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  • Publisher : Sieben Verlag
  • Book Code : 3864439825
  • Total of Pages : 364
  • Category : Fiction
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Eigentlich hätte es eine einfache Sache sein sollen. Sein Plan war, für den Tod seines Bruders Rache zu nehmen. Doch mittlerweile hätte Cody Bishop es besser wissen müssen. Nichts im Leben ist einfach. Alles hatte sich geändert, als er Lilian kennenlernte. Die Frau, die er liebt und die ihn jetzt hasst. Was gut ist, denn je mehr sie ihn hasst, desto sicherer ist sie vor dem Bösen. Doch Lilian Hope lässt sich so leicht nicht hinters Licht führen, und will nicht nur beschützt werden, sondern auch den Mann, den sie liebt, beschützen. Die Frage ist nur, was passiert, wenn am Ende die Wahrheit ans Licht kommt. Teil 2 der Dark Revenge - Dilogie von der internationalen Bestsellerautorin Monica James.

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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1317401999
  • Total of Pages : 234
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 528
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What arguments have critics of American wars and interventions put forward, and what arguments do they currently employ? Thomas Jefferson, Henry Thoreau, John Calhoun, the Anti-Imperialist League, Herbert Hoover, Charles Lindbergh, Martin Luther King Jr., and Ron Paul (among others) have criticized proposals to intervene in other countries, enter wars, acquire foreign territory, and engage in a forward defense posture. Despite cogent objections, they have also generally lost the argument. Why do they lose? This book provides answers to these questions through a survey of oppositional arguments over time, augmented by the views of contemporary critics, including those of Ron Paul, Chalmers Johnson and Noam Chomsky. Author David J. Lorenzo demonstrates how and why a significant number of arguments are dismissed as irrelevant, unpatriotic, overly pessimistic, or radically out of the mainstream. Other lines of reasoning might provide a compelling critique of wars and interventions from a wide variety of perspectives – and still lose. Evaluating oppositional arguments in detail allows the reader to understand problems likely to be faced in the context of policy discussions, to grasp important political differences and the potential for alliances among critics, and ultimately to influence decision-making and America’s place in the international power structure.

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  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Book Code : 146650207X
  • Total of Pages : 388
  • Category : Law
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At a time when crime scene television shows are all the rage amongst the civilian population, knowledge of firearm forensics is of paramount importance to crime scene analysts, police detectives, and attorneys for both the prosecution and the defense. Cartridges and Firearm Identification brings together a unique, multidisciplined approach to quest

GB/T 33646-2017: Translated English of Chinese Standard (GBT 33646-2017, GB/T33646-2017, GBT33646-2017)

By https://www.chinesestandard.net
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  • Publisher : https://www.chinesestandard.net
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 15
  • Category : Science
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[After payment, write to & get a FREE-of-charge, unprotected true-PDF from: [email protected]] This Standard specifies the determination method of ester compounds (ethyl acetate, sec-butyl acetate, dimethyl carbonate) in the motor gasoline. This Standard is applicable to determine the motor gasoline, ester compounds with concentration of 50mg/L ~ 2000mg/L; this Method can also determine beyond such content range; however, the precision is not investigated.

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By John Collins,Ross Glover
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  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Book Code : 081477265X
  • Total of Pages : 230
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 531
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Terrorism, jihad, fundamentalism, blowback. These and other highly charged terms have saturated news broadcasts and everyday conversation since September 11th. But to keen ears their meanings change depending upon who's doing the talking. So what do these words really mean? And what are people trying to say when they use them? Each of the thirteen essays in Collateral Language offers an informed perspective on a particular word or phrase that serves as a building block in the edifice of post-World Trade Center rhetoric. In some cases this involves a systematic examination of the term in question (e.g. "anthrax" or "unity")its historical roots, the development of its meaning and usage in the U.S. over time, and its employment in the current context. In other cases authors provide a set of more philosophical or autobiographical reflections on a particular idea (e.g. "vital interests" or "evil"), suggesting a need to consider the ethical and moral implications of using the concept uncritically. In every instance, however, the overriding goal is to give the reader a set of practical tools to analyze the political language that surrounds all of us at this critical point in our nation's history. Witty, informative and highly readable, Collateral Language is a lexicon of political terminology and an indispensable tool for understanding the current conflict.

Dismantling the Empire

By Chalmers Johnson
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  • Publisher : Metropolitan Books
  • Book Code : 9781429964043
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Political Science
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The author of the bestselling Blowback Trilogy reflects on America's waning power in a masterful collection of essays In his prophetic book Blowback, published before 9/11, Chalmers Johnson warned that our secret operations in Iraq and elsewhere around the globe would exact a price at home. Now, in a brilliant series of essays written over the last three years, Johnson measures that price and the resulting dangers America faces. Our reliance on Pentagon economics, a global empire of bases, and war without end is, he declares, nothing short of "a suicide option." Dismantling the Empire explores the subjects for which Johnson is now famous, from the origins of blowback to Barack Obama's Afghanistan conundrum, including our inept spies, our bad behavior in other countries, our ill-fought wars, and our capitulation to a military that has taken ever more control of the federal budget. There is, he proposes, only one way out: President Obama must begin to dismantle the empire before the Pentagon dismantles the American Dream. If we do not learn from the fates of past empires, he suggests, our decline and fall are foreordained. This is Johnson at his best: delivering both a warning and an urgent prescription for a remedy.

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By Thomas H. Wines,Saeid Mokhatab
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  • Publisher : Gulf Professional Publishing
  • Book Code : 0128169877
  • Total of Pages : 412
  • Category : Technology & Engineering
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  • Pdf File: contamination-control-in-the-natural-gas-industry.pdf

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Contamination Control in the Natural Gas Industry delivers the separation fundamentals and technology applications utilized by natural gas producers and processors. This reference covers principles and practices for better design and operation of a wide range of media, filters and systems to remove contaminants from liquids and gases, enabling gas industry professionals to fulfill diverse fluid purification requirements. Packed to cover practical technologies, diagnostics and troubleshooting methods, this book provides gas engineers and technologists with a critical first-ever reference geared to contamination control. Covers contamination control methods and equipment specific to the natural gas industry Includes guidelines on fundamentals and real-world technologies used today Gives engineers better design and operation with rating methods, standards and case histories

The Missing Martyrs

By Charles Kurzman
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Book Code : 0190907991
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Religion
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  • Pdf File: the-missing-martyrs.pdf

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Why are there so few Muslim terrorists? With more than a billion Muslims in the world-many of whom supposedly hate the West and ardently desire martyrdom-why don't we see terrorist attacks every day? Where are the missing martyrs? These questions may seem counterintuitive, in light of the death and devastation that terrorists have wrought around the world. But the scale of violence, outside of civil war zones, has been far lower than the waves of attacks that the world feared in the wake of 9/11. Terrorists' own publications complain about Muslims' failure to join their cause. The Missing Martyrs draws on government sources and revolutionary publications, public opinion surveys and election results, historical documents and in-depth interviews with Muslims in the Middle East and around the world to examine barriers to terrorist recruitment, including liberal Islam, revolutionary rivalries, and an inelastic demand for U.S. foreign policy. This revised edition, updated to include the self-proclaimed "Islamic State," concludes that fear of terrorism should be brought into alignment with the actual level of threat, and that government policies and public opinion should be based on evidence rather than alarmist hyperbole.

The World's Assault Rifles

By Gary Paul Johnston,Thomas B. Nelson
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  • Publisher : Ironside International Publishers, Inc.
  • Book Code : 1619846012
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The World's Assault Rifles is a definitive, comprehensive reference book covering the militaries of 50 countries in 71 chapters. Comprising more than 1,900 photographs, this book includes extensive assault rifle history, operating and locking systems, ammunition types, individual specifications and much more. With the 1200-page hardcover version weighing 9 pounds and now selling for hundreds of dollars, The World's Assault Rifles, as an eBook, offers convenient transportation and comfortable reading pleasure in the office, at home and during travel, not to mention the low cost. Now used by hundreds of military scholars and agencies world wide, The World's Assault Rifles in eBook format will provide instant fingertip access to information unavailable from any other source at an unbeatable price!

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By Raju G.C Thomas,H. Richard Frim
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1000525457
  • Total of Pages : 438
  • Category : Political Science
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First Published in 1996. In identifying the causes of such a national and international failure in conflict management, The South Slav Conflict becomes a valuable case study in comparative politics and international relations. Edited by Raju G .C . Thomas and H. Richard Frim and, is unique among these by virtue of its thoroughly interdisciplinary approach to the causes and consequences of the war. The book’s great strength begins with its forthright assertion that no serious attempt to explain the current cycle of genocide and revenge among Serbs, Croats, and Bosnians can avoid the inherent complexity of the factors that transform ed Yugoslavia from one of the most pluralist of European communist states into a theater of human misery.

Origins of the Warfare State

By Carl Boggs
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  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Book Code : 1315469529
  • Total of Pages : 208
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 140
  • Pdf File: origins-of-the-warfare-state.pdf

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The post-World War II emergence of a full-blown state of perpetual war is arguably the most important feature of contemporary American politics. This book examines the "warfare state" in terms of a broad ensemble of structures, policies, and ideologies: permanent war economy, national security-state, global expansion of military bases, merger of state, corporate, and military power, an imperial presidency, the nuclear establishment, and superpower ambitions. Carl Boggs makes the argument that the "Good War" led to an authoritarian system that has expanded throughout the post-war decades, undermining liberal-democratic institutions and values in the process. He goes on to suggest that current American electoral politics show no sign of rolling back the warfare state and in fact, may push it to a new threshold bordering on American fascism.

The Sorrows of Empire

By Chalmers Johnson
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  • Publisher : Metropolitan Books
  • Book Code : 1429900512
  • Total of Pages : 400
  • Category : Political Science
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From the author of the prophetic national bestseller Blowback, a startling look at militarism, American style, and its consequences abroad and at home In the years after the Soviet Union imploded, the United States was described first as the globe's "lone superpower," then as a "reluctant sheriff," next as the "indispensable nation," and now, in the wake of 9/11, as a "New Rome." Here, Chalmers Johnson thoroughly explores the new militarism that is transforming America and compelling its people to pick up the burden of empire. Reminding us of the classic warnings against militarism—from George Washington's farewell address to Dwight Eisenhower's denunciation of the military-industrial complex—Johnson uncovers its roots deep in our past. Turning to the present, he maps America's expanding empire of military bases and the vast web of services that supports them. He offers a vivid look at the new caste of professional warriors who have infiltrated multiple branches of government, who classify as "secret" everything they do, and for whom the manipulation of the military budget is of vital interest. Among Johnson's provocative conclusions is that American militarism is putting an end to the age of globalization and bankrupting the United States, even as it creates the conditions for a new century of virulent blowback. The Sorrows of Empire suggests that the former American republic has already crossed its Rubicon—with the Pentagon leading the way.

Gas Cleaning at High Temperatures

By R. Clift,J.P. Seville
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  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Book Code : 9401121729
  • Total of Pages : 686
  • Category : Science
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By Anthony P. Maingot
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  • Publisher : Interlink Publishing
  • Book Code : 1623710618
  • Total of Pages : 265
  • Category : History
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Sociologist and Miami resident Anthony P. Maingot has written a cultural history of this vibrant city, which boasts the highest percentage of foreign-born residents in the US. Miami, or “Sweet Water” in the Creek Indian language, is one of the newest cities in the United States. While northern Florida was fought over by European powers and finally taken by the Americans as part of the slave-worked plantation South, Miami lay largely ignored and populated by more alligators than humans until its incorporation as a city in 1896. The driving force was Henry Flagler, who brought his railroad down to Miami and from there to Key West—and trade with Cuba. Once settled, “Tin Can” tourists from the North, Midwest and South rode their Model-T Fords down to Florida and Miami and the boom in land sales began. After the Prohibition period and the heyday of the bootleggers, a new but still segregated Miami emerged from the Second World War. Miami Beach became a tourist mecca and once Disney World opened in Orlando, millions passed through Miami to reach it and Florida and Miami entered a new era of growth and development. It was Fidel Castro, however, who created present-day Miami by exiling over a million of Cuba's middle class. Showing enormous entrepreneurial skill and an exuberant taste for life, Cubans and more recently, Brazilians, Venezuelans and Colombians created the first Latin and “tropical” city in the US. Anthony P. Maingot explores the momentous history and vibrant culture of this most cosmopolitan city. With the highest percentage of foreign-born residents in the US, Miami is a melting-pot of music, dance, visual arts, cuisine sports and political argument. Maingot reveals how this unique cultural mix keeps the new city humming and ensures the perpetuation of its tropical joie de vivre. * City of migrants and tourists: “capital of Latin America and the Caribbean”; Little Havana and Little Haiti; exiles and entrepreneurs; the world's biggest cruise ship hub. * • City of crime: the Prohibition boom; Al Capone, Meyer Lansky and the mob; Miami Vice and modern-day drug crime. * City of culture: art deco architecture; the Latin recording industry; writers of the Caribbean Diaspora; center of performing arts.

Every Waking Moment

By Meryl Sawyer
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  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Book Code : 1504027221
  • Total of Pages : 367
  • Category : Fiction
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A woman’s search for her half-sister forces her into an alliance with a sexy PI—and into the path of a killer waiting for the right moment to strike—in Meryl Sawyer’s captivating tale of romantic suspense South Beach isn’t far from Coral Gables, but to Taylor Maxwell, it’s a world away from the place where she was born and raised. Yet nothing, not even the tall, dark, and handsome man who just moved in across the courtyard, can distract her from her problems. Her terminally ill mother just dropped a bombshell: Taylor has an older sister who was given up for adoption thirty years ago, and Taylor’s mother has hired a security firm to find her. Enter Taylor’s sexy neighbor, PI Shane Donovan who just got a lead on the woman who could be Taylor’s long-lost sibling. Taylor and Shane track her down in New Orleans, but with the family’s multimillion-dollar cosmetics company at stake, the Maxwells want the woman in question to undergo a DNA test. Then, just as Taylor’s relationship with Shane heats up, a web of tangled secrets is exposed and a killer strikes, with a plan to destroy Taylor’s family—and ensure that Taylor never wakes up again.

Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle (IGCC) Technologies

By Ting Wang,Gary J. Stiegel
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  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Book Code : 0081001851
  • Total of Pages : 928
  • Category : Technology & Engineering
  • Members : 322
  • Pdf File: integrated-gasification-combined-cycle.pdf

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Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle (IGCC) Technologies discusses this innovative power generation technology that combines modern coal gasification technology with both gas turbine and steam turbine power generation, an important emerging technology which has the potential to significantly improve the efficiencies and emissions of coal power plants. The advantages of this technology over conventional pulverized coal power plants include fuel flexibility, greater efficiencies, and very low pollutant emissions. The book reviews the current status and future developments of key technologies involved in IGCC plants and how they can be integrated to maximize efficiency and reduce the cost of electricity generation in a carbon-constrained world. The first part of this book introduces the principles of IGCC systems and the fuel types for use in IGCC systems. The second part covers syngas production within IGCC systems. The third part looks at syngas cleaning, the separation of CO2 and hydrogen enrichment, with final sections describing the gas turbine combined cycle and presenting several case studies of existing IGCC plants. Provides an in-depth, multi-contributor overview of integrated gasification combined cycle technologies Reviews the current status and future developments of key technologies involved in IGCC plants Provides several case studies of existing IGCC plants around the world

The Discourse Trap and the US Military

By J. Michaels
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 0230372058
  • Total of Pages : 267
  • Category : Political Science
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This book proposes the idea of a 'discourse trap' in which the discourses and associated terminology devised for political or military reasons can entrap policymakers by motivating or constraining their actions.

Rhetorical Agendas

By Patricia Bizzell
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1135604886
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Members : 630
  • Pdf File: rhetorical-agendas.pdf

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This edited collection offers a broad consideration of contemporary rhetorical scholarship, tied to political, ethical, and spiritual themes. Originating from the 2004 conference of the Rhetoric Society of America, the contents of this volume reflects the conference themes of rhetorical agendas in current theory and research. The volume starts off with transcripts of the talks presented by the conference's featured speakers. The essays that follow are organized around five key topics: history, theory, pedagogy, publics, and gender. These chapters address subjects ranging from religious identity to civil rights; from weapons of mass destruction to literacy testing and electronic texts, reflecting the wide array of areas under study across the rhetoric discipline. With contributions from well-known scholars as well as newcomers, the breadth and diversity of this collection make a significant contribution to rhetorical scholarship, and will stimulate additional work. As such, the volume will be of interest to scholars and students in rhetoric studies in speech communication, English, and related disciplines.

Pop Culture Goes to War

By Geoff Martin,Erin Steuter
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  • Publisher : Lexington Books
  • Book Code : 0739146823
  • Total of Pages : 260
  • Category : History
  • Members : 164
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Pop Culture Goes to War, by Geoff Martin and Erin Steuter, explores the persistence of and opposition to militarism in American life. It provides a comprehensive overview of the role of toys, video games, music, television and movies in supporting contemporary militarism. Resistance to militarism is highlighted through the traditional mediums of music and movies, and increasingly through the arts, 'culture jamming,' and the satire of The Daily Show, The Onion, The Simpsons, The Colbert Report, and South Park.

Studies Combined: Social Media And Online Visual Propaganda As Political And Military Tools Of Persuasion

By
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  • Publisher : Jeffrey Frank Jones
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 1780
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  • Members : 496
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Over 1,700 total pages ... Contains the following publications: Visual Propaganda and Extremism in the Online Environment COUNTERMOBILIZATION: UNCONVENTIONAL SOCIAL WARFARE Social Media: More Than Just a Communications Medium HOW SOCIAL MEDIA AFFECTS THE DYNAMICS OF PROTEST Finding Weakness in Jihadist Propaganda NATURAL LANGUAGE PROCESSING OF ONLINE PROPAGANDA AS A MEANS OF PASSIVELY MONITORING AN ADVERSARIAL IDEOLOGY AIRWAVES AND MICROBLOGS: A STATISTICAL ANALYSIS OF AL-SHABAAB’S PROPAGANDA EFFECTIVENESS THE ISLAMIC STATE’S TACTICS IN SYRIA: ROLE OF SOCIAL MEDIA IN SHIFTING A PEACEFUL ARAB SPRING INTO TERRORISM TWEETING NAPOLEON AND FRIENDING CLAUSEWITZ: SOCIAL MEDIA AND THE #MILITARYSTRATEGIST TROLLING NEW MEDIA: VIOLENT EXTREMIST GROUPS RECRUITING THROUGH SOCIAL MEDIA The Combatant Commander’s Guide to Countering ISIS’s Social Media Campaign #Terror - Social Media and Extremism THE WEAPONIZATION OF SOCIAL MEDIA THE COMMAND OF THE TREND: SOCIAL MEDIA AS A WEAPON IN THE INFORMATION AGE PEACEFUL PROTEST, POLITICAL REGIMES, AND THE SOCIAL MEDIA CHALLENGE THE WEAPONIZED CROWD: VIOLENT DISSIDENT IRISH REPUBLICANS EXPLOITATION OF SOCIAL IDENTITY WITHIN ONLINE COMMUNITIES Seizing the Digital High Ground: Military Operations and Politics in the Social Media Era PERSONALITY AND SOCIAL INFLUENCE CHARACTERISTIC AFFECTS ON EASE OF USE AND PEER INFLUENCE OF NEW MEDIA USERS OVER TIME FREE INTERNET AND SOCIAL MEDIA: A DUAL-EDGED SWORD

Homer Simpson Goes to Washington

By Joseph J. Foy
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  • Publisher : University Press of Kentucky
  • Book Code : 0813159989
  • Total of Pages : 260
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 610
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The modern landscape of American entertainment is filled with commentary on the state of the union. Viewers turn to The Daily Show instead of Fox or CNN, satirical films such as Wag the Dog, cartoons like The Simpsons, or controversial action dramas similar to 24 in order to learn more about current events in the United States. Popular culture is educating America more than the nightly news, aiding viewers in their quest to understand the American political system. In Homer Simpson Goes to Washington: American Politics through Popular Culture, Joseph J. Foy and other contributing scholars offer diverse political perspectives through the framework of popular culture. From the classic film Mr. Smith Goes to Washington to the cutting-edge television program Chappelle's Show, a wide spectrum of entertainment media is used to explain the complexities of U.S. politics and how audiences engage with them. Popular culture and politics have never been so intertwined in the American consciousness as they are today. As political knowledge becomes increasingly fragmented, Homer Simpson Goes to Washington explains how popular culture can actually help connect people to their government.

The Obamas

By Jodi Kantor
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  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Book Code : 031619347X
  • Total of Pages : 528
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 454
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When Barack Obama won the 2008 presidential election, he also won a long-running debate with his wife Michelle. Contrary to her fears, politics now seemed like a worthwhile, even noble pursuit. Together they planned a White House life that would be as normal and sane as possible. Then they moved in. In the Obamas, Jodi Kantor takes us deep inside the White House as they try to grapple with their new roles, change the country, raise children, maintain friendships, and figure out what it means to be the first black President and First Lady. Filled with riveting detail and insight into their partnership, emotions and personalities, and written with a keen eye for the ironies of public life, The Obamas is an intimate portrait that will surprise even readers who thought they knew the President and First Lady.

Spies, Lies, and Citizenship

By Mary Kathryn Barbier
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  • Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
  • Book Code : 1612349730
  • Total of Pages : 360
  • Category : HISTORY
  • Members : 806
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In the 1970s news broke that former Nazis had escaped prosecution and were living the good life in the United States. Outrage swept the nation, and the public outcry put extreme pressure on the U.S. government to investigate these claims and to deport offenders. The subsequent creation of the Office of Special Investigations marked the official beginning of Nazi-hunting in the United States, but it was far from the end. Thirty years later, in November 2010, the New York Times obtained a copy of a confidential 2006 report by the Justice Department titled “The Office of Special Investigations: Striving for Accountability in the Aftermath of the Holocaust.” The six-hundred-page report held shocking secrets regarding the government’s botched attempts to hunt down and prosecute Nazis in the United States and its willingness to harbor and even employ these criminals after World War II. Drawing from this report as well as other sources, Spies, Lies, and Citizenship exposes scandalous new information about infamous Nazi perpetrators, including Andrija Artucković, Klaus Barbie, and Arthur Rudolph, who were sheltered and protected in the United States and beyond, and the ongoing attempts to bring the remaining Nazis, such as Josef Mengele, to justice.

Marvel Classic Novels - Spider-Man: The Darkest Hours Omnibus

By Jim Butcher,Keith R. A. Decandido,Christopher L. Bennett
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  • Publisher : Titan Books (US, CA)
  • Book Code : 1789096057
  • Total of Pages : 682
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 967
  • Pdf File: marvel-classic-novels-spider-man.pdf

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Collecting three classic fan-favorite Spider-Man novels together for the first time in a brand-new omnibus edition. THE DARKEST HOUR IS JUST BEFORE THE DAWN... Collecting three fan-favorite Spider-Man novels in a brand-new omnibus featuring The Darkest Hours, Down These Mean Streets, and Drowned in Thunder. In The Darkest Hours, Rhino’s rampage through the city is just a distraction. The real threat comes from a group of Ancients seeking revenge on Spider- Man. Spidey must rely on Black Cat if there’s any hope of stopping them from stealing his life force. Down These Mean Streets sees Spider-Man team up with a police force that hates him to find the source behind a lethal new drug that gives users super-powers. Drowned in Thunder takes J. Jonah Jameson’s vendetta against Spider-Man to a whole new level when JJJ exploits several mysterious attacks on Manhattan island in his propaganda war against the web-slinger.