Killing Hope

US Military and CIA Interventions Since World War II
Author: William Blum
Publisher: Zed Books
ISBN: 9781842773697
Category: Intervention (International law)
Page: 469
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Is the United States a force for democracy? From China in the 1940s to Guatemala today, William Blum presents a comprehensive study of American covert and overt interference, by one means or another, in the internal affairs of other countries. Each chapter of the book covers a year in which the author takes one particular country case and tells the story - and each case throws light on particular US tactics of intervention.

Mrs. Queen's Chump

IDI Amin, the Mau Mau, Communists, and Other Silly Follies of the British Empire - A Military Memoir
Author: J. J. Hespeler-Boultbee
Publisher: CCB Publishing
ISBN: 1771430303
Category: Great Britain
Page: N.A
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Mrs. Queen's Chump is the military memoir of a young man who, naively acquiescing to a period of "adventure" after leaving boarding school, soon found himself enmeshed in the agonies of subjugated peoples caught in the turmoil of a collapsing British Empire and demanding restoration of their dignity and rightful human freedoms. Left to deal as best he could with his own transition from boy to man - somewhat before PTSD became a recognizable quantity - he realized as a born Canadian citizen he might easily have avoided service in Britain's army - but he had committed himself, so entered with his eyes open and became a keen observer. In stories that are sometimes funny, sometimes frightening, yet somehow tinged with the sadness that always jolts the loss of innocence, the author tells of experiences as an infantry officer fighting in the jungles of both Kenya and Malaya. They are incident of another time, yet hauntingly contemporary - soldiers sent to far off corners of the world to secure the privileges of tough and ambitious colonizers, themselves champions of Empire (no matter whose) who feel full entitlement over both people and resources. Bring up the troops! Despite clear dangers, thousands of bright-eyed and brainwashed young Brits whose invincible dads had recently thrashed Hitler were now, by the late 1940's and 1950's, keen to do their bit, to head abroad and "have a go" at running the Empire. They sallied forth into what they thought a halcyon sunset in need of some burnishing, but in reality dazzling in its madness. By the end their military weight and wallop proved insufficient to address the anger of millions of very "restless natives" - or to douse the frenzies of the likes of Idi Amin. The initial disease was Empire Myopia. Within a short time, and like Kurtz in Heart of Darkness, those who had come to impose order themselves succumbed to an Idi-like dementia that tumbled the whole wretched Empire to its knees. About the Author Born in Vancouver, Canada, Jeremy Hespeler-Boultbee started school in Australia, continued in the United States and Canada, and graduated from high school in Britain - this last giving rise to the military service described in these pages. A young and insightful officer, whose views often ran counter to those expressed by his superiors, he was in a unique position to observe the collapsing British Empire. Later, as a journalist living in Lisbon, Portugal, he was again witness - this time to the revolutionary shake-up and demise of another of Europe's entrenched old orders. Hespeler-Boultbee has worked on major assignments in Canada, the United States, Portugal and numerous countries in Africa. In addition to writing, he is an architectural historian specializing in Renaissance Portugal. He considers "home" to be Victoria, British Columbia, Barrancos, Portugal and Bahir Dar, Ethiopia.

A Story in Stones

Portugal's Influence on Culture and Architecture in the Highlands of Ethiopia 1493-1634
Author: John Jeremy Hespeler-Boultbee
Publisher: CCB Publishing
ISBN: 0978116216
Category: History
Page: 198
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A Story in Stones explores the relationship between Portugal and Ethiopia during the 16th and 17th centuries from a unique perspective. Through historical research and many years of fieldwork J.J. Hespeler-Boultbee reveals Portugal's early Renaissance contact within the Ethiopian Highlands using a description of contemporary architectural vestige. What started as a mission of exploration and discovery for the Christian kingdom of the great Emperor Prester John and Portugal's search for an ally against Islamic forces developed into diplomatic, military, religious, cultural and most long lasting of all, architectural ties between Portugal and Ethiopia. This great search started with the overland route of Portuguese explorer Pro da Covilh that led him to the Ethiopian Highlands in 1493, thirty-seven years before Portugal's diplomatic embassy mission of 1520. The story within the stones can still be seen in the ancient Portuguese and Gondarine ruins which are still of great influence in today's architectural design in this region. J.J. Hespeler-Boultbee explores over thirty different sites within the Highlands, many of which are remote and rarely visited. Fully illustrated with colour photos and drawings. Review: "We are deeply indebted to Jeremy Hespeler-Boultbee... for his initiative in studying Portuguese, Portuguese-Indian or Ethio-Portuguese buildings in Ethiopia, and thus opening an entirely new field of Ethio-Portuguese studies." - Richard Pankhurst, Institute of Ethiopian Studies, Addis Ababa University About the Author: J.J. Hespeler-Boultbee is an Art & Architectural Historian and Associate of the Institute of Ethiopian Studies, Addis Ababa University. Having worked in Portugal as a lecturer at the University of Lisbon, an associate for CIDEHUS, the research and development organization at the University of vora and as a Master Builder and Stonemason restoring old and traditional houses for over twelve years, he is uniquely qualified in this field of research.

The Mammaries of the Welfare State


Author: Upamanyu Chatterjee
Publisher: Penguin Books India
ISBN: 9780140272451
Category: Civil service
Page: 437
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In This Sequel To Upamanyu Chatterjee S Debut Novel, English, August, Agastya Sen-Older, Funnier, More Beleaguered, Almost Endearing-And Some Of His Friends Are Back. Comic And Kafkaesque, The Mammaries Of The Welfare State Is A Masterwork Of Satire By A Major Writer At The Height Of His Powers.

Cinema and the City

Film and Urban Societies in a Global Context
Author: Mark Shiel,Tony Fitzmaurice
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 144439973X
Category: Social Science
Page: 320
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This book brings together the literature of urban sociology and film studies to explore new analytical and theoretical approaches to the relationship between cinema and the city, and to show how these impact on the realities of life in urban societies.

Language and Silence

Essays on Language, Literature, and the Inhuman
Author: George Steiner
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1480411892
Category: Philosophy
Page: 426
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A collection of essays and articles about the life of language, and its role in a world where words are used to manipulate as often as they are used to convey meaning Language and Silence is a book about language—and politics, meaning, silence, and the future of literature. Originally published between 1958 and 1966, the essays that make up this collection ponder whether we have passed out of an era of verbal primacy and into one of post-linguistic forms—or partial silence. Steiner explores the idea of the abandonment of contemporary literary criticism, from the classics to the works of William Shakespeare, Lawrence Durell, Thomas Mann, Leon Trotsky, and more.

Girls of summer

in their own league
Author: Lois Browne
Publisher: HarperAudio
ISBN: N.A
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 212
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A colorful chronicle of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League, as recalled by the very women and men who were a part of it. From Philip K. Wrigley, the chewing-gum mogul who had the idea for the league, to "Gabby" Ziegler, captain of the Grand Rapids Chicks, Girls of the Summer is about dreams and about making those dreams come true.

Telling the Truth

How to Revitalize Christian Journalism
Author: Marvin Olasky
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1608998983
Category: Religion
Page: 304
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This volume deals with the varied forms of shame reflected in biblical, theological, psychological and anthropological sources. Although traditional theology and church practice concentrate on providing forgiveness for shameful behavior, recent scholarship has discovered the crucial relevance of social shame evoked by mental status, adversity, slavery, abuse, illness, grief and defeat. Anthropologists, sociologists, and psychologists have discovered that unresolved social shame is related to racial and social prejudice, to bullying, crime, genocide, narcissism, post-traumatic stress and other forms of toxic behavior. Eleven leaders in this research participated in a conference on The Shame Factor, sponsored by St. Mark's United Methodist Church in Lincoln, NE in October 2010. Their essays explore the impact and the transformation of shame in a variety of arenas, comprising in this volume a unique and innovative resource for contemporary religion, therapy, ethics, and social analysis.

A Modern Panarion

A Collection of Fugitive Fragments
Author: Helena Petrovna Blavatsky
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Theosophy
Page: 504
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Circulating Cultures

Exchanges of Australian Indigenous Music, Dance and Media
Author: Amanda Harris
Publisher: ANU Press
ISBN: 1925022218
Category: Social Science
Page: 276
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Circulating Cultures is an edited book about the transformation of cultural materials through the Australian landscape. The book explores cultural circulation, exchange and transit, through events such as the geographical movement of song series across the Kimberley and Arnhem Land; the transformation of Australian Aboriginal dance in the hands of an American choreographer; and the indigenisation of symbolic meanings in heavy metal music. Circulating Cultures crosses disciplinary boundaries, with contributions from historians, musicologists, linguists and dance historians, to depict shifts of cultural materials through time, place and interventions from people. It looks at the way Indigenous and non-Indigenous performing arts have changed through intercultural influence and collaboration.

#MeToo

Essays About How and Why This Happened, What It Means and How to Make Sure it Never Happens Again
Author: Lori Perkins
Publisher: Riverdale Avenue Books LLC
ISBN: 1626014167
Category: Political Science
Page: 152
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#MeToo: Essays About How and Why This Happened, What It Means and How To Make Sure It Never Happens Again More than 16 million people had posted their #MeToo story and support against sexual harassment by mid-October as a reaction to Rose McGowan’s brave admission that she had allegedly been raped by Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein. A groundswell of reaction to and exposure of this sexual predation was unleashed that has spread throughout Europe and beyond. New revelations of unacceptable behavior in every industry break every day as people come forward in response to the viral #MeToo posts. Protests are scheduled such as the “Take back the Workplace” Hollywood march in November of 2017, and legislation is being drafted in New York and California to finally change the way things have been for far too long. This is the turning point. Things are going to change. This is a historic moment and it needs to be memorialized, passed around and passed on. Although social media is a fantastic means of igniting a fire, it needs to keep burning, like a torch. So Riverdale Avenue Books, a woman-owned leading hybrid publisher, is putting its money, words and power, behind this and publishing this collection of 26 essays from people who understand want to make this change, and we, as a society, have got to figure out a way to drive that change forward. So pass this book around. Share it with your sons, brothers, fathers, your daughters, sisters and mothers, your co-workers and friends. Read passages to them, if they won’t read it for themselves. Leave it on the desk of someone who should know better. Help us make this movement more than a hashtag.

The Noise of Time

The Prose of Osip Mandelstam
Author: Osip Mandelʹshtam,Clarence Brown
Publisher: Penguin Classics
ISBN: 9780140187069
Category: Fiction
Page: 256
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Edison

His Life and Inventions
Author: Frank Lewis Dyer,Thomas Commerford Martin
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Inventors
Page: N.A
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The Spare Room

A Novel
Author: Helen Garner
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
ISBN: 9781429992510
Category: Fiction
Page: 192
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A powerful, witty, and taut novel about a complex friendship between two women—one dying, the other called to care for her—from an internationally acclaimed and award-winning author How much of ourselves must we give up to help a friend in need? Helen has little idea what lies ahead—and what strength she must muster—when she offers her spare room to an old friend, Nicola, who has arrived in the city for cancer treatment. Skeptical of the medical establishment, and placing all her faith in an alternative health center, Nicola is determined to find her own way to deal with her illness, regardless of the advice Helen offers. In the weeks that follow, Nicola's battle for survival will turn not only her own life upside down but also those of everyone around her. The Spare Room is a magical gem of a book—gripping, moving, and unexpectedly funny—that packs a huge punch, charting a friendship as it is tested by the threat of death.

The Ultimate Daily Show and Philosophy

More Moments of Zen, More Indecision Theory
Author: N.A
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118397703
Category: Philosophy
Page: 304
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Savor moments of Zen like never before, with our Senior Philosophical Correspondents The Ultimate Daily Show and Philosophy is revised, expanded, and updated to probe deeper than ever before the philosophical significance of the quintessential “fake” news show of the 21st century. Features significant revisions and updates from the first 2007 edition Includes discussion of both The Daily Show and its spin-off, The Colbert Report Reveals why and how The Daily Show is philosophically engaging and significant Showcases philosophers at their best, discussing truth, knowledge, reality, and the American Way Faces head on tough and surprisingly funny questions about politics, religion, and power

Tunnel People


Author: Teun Voeten
Publisher: PM Press
ISBN: 1604860707
Category: Photography
Page: 304
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Describes the author's five-month stint in the underground tunnels beneath New York City, including descriptions of the people living there, the society they created for themselves, and the whereabouts of the original residents.