Corruption

Thriller
Author: Don Winslow
Publisher: Droemer eBook
ISBN: 3426438143
Category: Fiction
Page: 544
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Das neue, große Kriminal-Epos des amerikanischen Bestseller-Autors Don Winslow. In den Straßenschluchten von New York lässt der internationale Star-Autor Don Winslow ein alptraumhaft realistisches Szenario von Drogen, Menschenhandel, Mord entstehen. Er zeichnet die todbringende Allianz von staatlichen Stellen und organisiertem Verbrechen: Sie sehen sich als Elitetruppe der Polizei, eine verschworene Einheit, ausgestattet mit weitreichenden technischen und rechtlichen Möglichkeiten. Gemeinsam sollen sie für Ruhe und Ordnung in ihrem Revier sorgen, dem nördlichen Manhattan. Und genau das tun sie. Hier gelten ihre Spielregeln, hier geschieht nichts ohne ihr Wissen. Doch die Truppe ist extremem Stress ebenso ausgesetzt wie extremen Risiken ... und extremen Verlockungen ... Don Winslows neues Meisterwerk – erschütternd, brutal und unnachgiebig. "Don Winslows "Corruption" ist faszinierend, eine echter Wurf. Stellen Sie sich "Der Pate" vor, aber mit Cops. So gut ist es." – Stephen King "Mit eindringlicher Menschlichkeit in den tragischen Details und mit einer epischen Monumentalität, die geradezu an Shakespeare erinnert – vermutlich der beste Cop-Roman aller Zeiten." – Lee Child "In diesem epischen Roman voll niederschmetternder moralischer Komplexität blickt Don Winslow durch die Augen eines höchst erfahrenen und korrupten Polizisten tief in die Seele des modernen Amerika. Leser von modernen Meistern wie Don DeLillo, Richard Price und Geroge Pelecanons werden reichlich belohnt werden." – Publishers Weekly "Don Winslow hat das kreiert, was wahrscheinlich zum Inbegriff des Polizei-Romans werden wird." – Booklist

The Force

Wie wir unsere innere Kraft befreien -
Author: Phil Stutz,Barry Michels
Publisher: Arkana
ISBN: 3641226031
Category: Self-Help
Page: 352
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Die Superkraft in uns. Jeder Mensch hat Zugang zu einem unbegrenzten Potenzial an Kraft. Je mehr davon er sich erschließt, desto höher seine Lebensqualität. Phil Stutz und Barry Michels, Autoren des Bestsellers »The Tools«, zeigen eindringlich, was wir an Glück, Erfolg und gelingenden Beziehungen erreichen können, wenn wir uns entscheiden »The Force« zu aktivieren. Doch erstaunlich viele Menschen geben sich mit wenig zufrieden. Sie überlassen sich dem inneren Verhinderer, der jeden von uns herausfordert. Er speist sich aus Energielosigkeit, falschen Hoffnungen, verletzten Gefühlen und unguten Belohnungsstrategien. Vier Power-Tools helfen, sich aus seinen Fängen zu befreien und Meister unseres Lebens zu werden.

Heirs of the Force


Author: Kevin J. Anderson
Publisher: Berkley
ISBN: 9781572970663
Category: Science fiction
Page: 232
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Jacen and Jaina discover the remians of an Imperial fighter plane.

Sacrifice: Star Wars Legends (Legacy of the Force)


Author: Karen Traviss
Publisher: Del Rey
ISBN: 0345510526
Category: Fiction
Page: 512
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Civil war rages as the Galactic Alliance–led by Cal Omas and the Jedi forces of Luke Skywalker–battles a confederation of breakaway planets that rally to the side of rebellious Corellia. Suspected of involvement in an assassination plot against Queen Mother Tenel Ka of the Hapes Consortium, Han and Leia Solo are on the run, hunted by none other than their own son, Jacen, whose increasingly authoritarian tactics as head of GA security have led Luke and Mara Skywalker to fear that their nephew may be treading perilously close to the dark side. But as his family sees in Jacen the chilling legacy of his Sith grandfather, Darth Vader, many of the frontline troops adore him, and countless citizens see him as a savior. The galaxy has been torn apart by too many wars. All Jacen wants is safety and stability for all–and he’s prepared to do whatever it takes to achieve that goal. To end the bloodshed and suffering, what sacrifice would be too great? That is the question tormenting Jacen. Already he has sacrificed much, embracing the pitiless teachings of Lumiya, the Dark Lady of the Sith, who has taught him that a strong will and noble purpose can hold the evil excesses of the dark side at bay, bringing peace and order to the galaxy–but at a price. For there is one final test that Jacen must pass before he can gain the awesome power of a true Sith Lord: He must bring about the death of someone he values dearly. What troubles Jacen isn’t whether he has the strength to commit murder. He has steeled himself for that, and worse if necessary. No, the question that troubles Jacen is who the sacrifice should be. As the strands of destiny draw ever more tightly together in a galaxy-spanning web, the shocking answer will shatter two families . . . and cast a grim shadow over the future. Features a bonus section following the novel that includes a primer on the Star Wars expanded universe, and over half a dozen excerpts from some of the most popular Star Wars books of the last thirty years!

Face the Force - Die MACHT und andere phantasmatische Diskurs-Praktiken in George Lucas Filmreihe Star Wars


Author: Marin Majica
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 363850817X
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 98
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Magisterarbeit aus dem Jahr 2005 im Fachbereich Filmwissenschaft, Note: 1,0, Freie Universität Berlin (Seminar für Filmwissenschaft), 68 Quellen im Literaturverzeichnis, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Das Imperium lebt und prosperiert. Mit dem Filmstart von Episode III – The Revenge of the Sith, dem am 19. Mai 2005 angelaufenen dritten und letzten Teil der zweiten Star Wars-Trilogie, ist mitnichten etwas zum Ende gekommen. Die zahlreichen Kommentatoren, die größtenteils erleichtert festhielten, jetzt sei „die Geschichte zuende erzählt“, irren. In den Homing Beacon-Newslettern des internationalen Star Wars-Fanclubs etwa ist bereits die Rede von einer Fernsehserie, mit der die Geschichte von Luke und Anakin Skywalker und ihren Gefährten Han Solo, Prinzessin Leia, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Yoda, C3-PO und R2-D2 fortgesetzt werden soll. Zudem hat George Lucas eine 3D-Neufassung der Filme angekündigt, und regelmäßig wird über Bücher und Computerspiele aus dem von George Lucas geschaffenen Zeichenuniversum berichtet, die Verlängerungen der bisherigen filmischen Erzählung sind und in der Vergangenheit bereits die folgenden filmischen Diskurse mit vorbereitet haben.

The Force of Destiny

A History of Italy Since 1796
Author: Christopher Duggan
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780618353675
Category: History
Page: 652
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A sweeping history of Italy describes the turbulent birth of a unified modern nation during the first half of the nineteenth century, its destructive role during World War I, the rise of Mussolini and authoritarianism in the 1920s and 1930s, its defeat during World War II, and the legacy of its tempestuous history for modern-day Italy.

The Force Awakens (Star Wars)


Author: Alan Dean Foster
Publisher: Del Rey
ISBN: 1101965509
Category: Fiction
Page: 272
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The official novelization of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the blockbuster film directed by J. J. Abrams • Includes two tie-in short stories: “The Perfect Weapon” by Delilah S. Dawson and “Bait” by Alan Dean Foster More than thirty years ago, Star Wars burst onto the big screen and became a cultural phenomenon. Now the next adventures in this blockbuster saga are poised to captivate old and new fans alike—beginning with the highly anticipated Star Wars: The Force Awakens. And alongside the cinematic debut comes the thrilling novel adaptation by New York Times bestselling science fiction master Alan Dean Foster. Set years after Return of the Jedi, this stunning new action-packed adventure rockets us back into the world of Princess Leia, Han Solo, Chewbacca, C-3PO, R2-D2, and Luke Skywalker, while introducing a host of exciting new characters. Darth Vader may have been redeemed and the Emperor vanquished, but peace can be fleeting, and evil does not easily relent. Yet the simple belief in good can still empower ordinary individuals to rise and meet the greatest challenges. So return to that galaxy far, far away, and prepare yourself for what happens when the Force awakens. . . . Praise for Star Wars: The Force Awakens “Like all the best novelizations, Alan Dean Foster’s adaptation of Star Wars: The Force Awakens enriches the movie experience. The novel goes beyond simply giving us insight into the characters’ thoughts, with plenty of additional scenes painting a broader picture of the galaxy.”—New York Daily News “Fast-moving, atmospheric and raises goose-bumps at just the right moments. [Foster] not only evokes entire onscreen worlds . . . he also gives us glimpses of an even more vast, unseen universe.”—The Washington Post “Was my experience of the film enriched by the book? Yes. No question. Is the novelization worth reading? Yes. . . . Foster has written a book that captures the spirit of the film, while presenting additional information that helps answer some of the questions that linger.”—Coffee with Kenobi From the Paperback edition.

Can You Feel the Force?


Author: Richard Hammond
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1465449264
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 96
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A fun, quirky look at the weird and wonderful side of physics, Can You Feel the Force? explores the physics of everyday things--from how balloons stretch and stick to walls, to why the sky is blue, to why stars twinkle. Designed to appeal equally to children who are intimidated by science and those who love it, Can you Feel the Force? is not just a reference book--it's interactive with fun activities to try at home. Inside the pages are age appropriate text and experiments that will determine what's the best seat on a roller coaster, why bubble gum stretches, why fighter pilots have to wear specially tightened underwear, and why the world looks weird when you drive a car at the speed of light. Discover the recipe for slime, the secret of piercing a balloon without bursting it, and find out how to stick objects together with nothing but the magical force of friction; plus learn the ideas and discoveries of Galileo, Newton, Franklin and other key players in the defining principles and laws of physics. Clear, exciting images and engaging text will make physics understandable and make kids curious to learn more in Can you Feel the Force?

Protecting the Force

Lessons from Fort Hood
Author: Vernon E. Clark
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 143792798X
Category:
Page: 83
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On Nov. 5, 2010, a gunman opened fire at the Soldier Readiness Center at Fort Hood, Texas. Thirteen people were killed and 43 others were wounded or injured. Following the shooting, Defense Sec. Robert M. Gates established the Dept. of Defense Independent Review Related to Fort Hood to address questions about the degree to which the entire Dept. is prepared for similar incidents in the future -- especially multiple, simultaneous incidents. This report includes, but is not limited to: identifying and monitoring potential threats; providing time-critical information to the right people; employing force protection measures; and planning for and responding to incidents.

Invincible: Star Wars Legends (Legacy of the Force)


Author: Troy Denning
Publisher: Del Rey
ISBN: 0345510569
Category: Fiction
Page: 320
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No war can last forever. Now, in the long and punishing battle between the defiant champions of the New Jedi Order and the juggernaut that is the Galactic Alliance, the endgame is finally at hand. With so much lost–and nothing less than the course of the future still at stake–there can be no turning back. No matter the consequences. The rebel cause is losing ground under the twin blows of Admiral Gilad Pellaeon’ s assassination and the death of Mara Jade Skywalker. At the same time, having gained the support of the Imperial Remnant and its ruthlessly efficient forces, the Galactic Alliance, with the extraordinary power and dark brilliance of newly ascendant Sith Lord Darth Caedus at its helm, may be unstoppable. Tormented and torn between the call of duty and the thirst for vengeance, Luke has searched the Force and beheld an unspeakable vision of the galaxy enslaved under tyranny more monstrous than even Palpatine’s. Now it seems that the last, best hope lies in mobilizing the scattered Jedi for one decisive search-and-destroy mission. The objective: eliminate Darth Caedus. It’s a plan that will be as difficult and dangerous to execute as it is daring. For Caedus is a scion of both the Skywalker and Solo bloodlines whose command of the Force surpasses even that of his grandfather Darth Vader. There is only one who is bound by destiny to stand against him in what will surely be a duel to the death, only one with an outside chance of bringing down the dark lord who was once Jacen Solo. Failure is not an option. The furious final moments between power and peace are here, and whoever confronts Darth Caedus will decide the outcome–and the fate of those left standing. Features a bonus section following the novel that includes a primer on the Star Wars expanded universe, and over half a dozen excerpts from some of the most popular Star Wars books of the last thirty years!

The Force of Art


Author: Krzysztof Ziarek
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 9780804750110
Category: Philosophy
Page: 223
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Redefining art as a transformative "forcework," The Force of Art offers a new theory of the artwork, in which art's force is explained as a contestation of power in its modern technological manifestations.

Tempest: Star Wars Legends (Legacy of the Force)


Author: Troy Denning
Publisher: Del Rey
ISBN: 9780345510501
Category: Fiction
Page: 400
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Forty years after the Battle of Yavin a dangerous new era in the Star Wars epic begins– the revelations are shocking, the stakes desperate, and the enemy everywhere. As civil war threatens the unity of the Galactic Alliance, Han and Leia Solo have enraged their families and the Jedi by joining the Corellian insurgents. But the Solos draw the line when they discover the rebels’ plot to make the Hapan Consortium an ally– which rests upon Hapan nobles murdering their pro-Alliance queen and her daughter. Yet the Solos’ selfless determination to save the queen cannot dispel the inescapable consequences of their actions, that will pit mother against son and brother against sister in the battles ahead. For as Jacen Solo’s dark powers grow stronger under the Dark Jedi Lumiya, and his influence over Ben Skywalker becomes more insidious, Luke’s concern for his nephew forces him into a life-and-death struggle against his fiercest foe, and Han and Leia Solo find themselves at the mercy of their deadliest enemy . . . their son. Features a bonus section following the novel that includes a primer on the Star Wars expanded universe, and over half a dozen excerpts from some of the most popular Star Wars books of the last thirty years!

Star Wars the Clone Wars Masters of the Force


Author: Jon Richards
Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
ISBN: 1409332780
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 32
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Get your child hooked on reading as they meet some of the amazing creatures from the Star Wars Clone Wars series in this eBook Star Wars the Clone Wars Masters of the Force is an eBook designed to engage even the most reluctant reader. Your child will read all about the Jedi and their amazing abilities in Star Wars the Clone Wars Masters of the Force. Full of amazing characters and action from the Clone Wars universe it's a great way to keep reading fun. Pre-Level 1 DK Readers are designed for children who are just starting to read. They contain simple sentences, basic vocabulary, word repetition, picture word strips and large type, perfect for reading together with your child. Filled with amazing action shots and pictures from Star Wars the Clone Wars Masters of the Force is an out-of-this-world read. And don't forget, there's a galaxy full of DK Star Wars eBooks to collect.

The Force of Symmetry


Author: Vincent Icke
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521455916
Category: Science
Page: 338
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The Force of Symmetry gives an elementary introduction to the spectacular interplay among the three great themes of contemporary physics: quantum behavior, relativity, and symmetry. In clear, nontechnical language, it explores many fascinating aspects of modern physics, discussing the nature and interaction of force and matter. All these themes are drawn together toward the end of the book to describe the most successful physics theory in history, the "standard model" of subatomic particles. The book is suitable for undergraduate students in physics and mathematics.

The Force of the Example

Explorations in the Paradigm of Judgment
Author: Alessandro Ferrara
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231511922
Category: Philosophy
Page: 256
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During the twentieth century, the view that assertions and norms are valid insofar as they respond to principles independent of all local and temporal contexts came under attack from two perspectives: the partiality of translation and the intersubjective constitution of the self, understood as responsive to recognition. Defenses of universalism have by and large taken the form of a thinning out of substantive universalism into various forms of proceduralism. Alessandro Ferrara instead launches an entirely different strategy for transcending the particularity of context without contradicting our pluralistic intuitions: a strategy centered on the exemplary universalism of judgment. Whereas exemplarity has long been thought to belong to the domain of aesthetics, this book explores the other uses to which it can be put in our philosophical predicament, especially in the field of politics. After defining exemplarity and describing how something unique can possess universal significance, Ferrara addresses the force exerted by exemplarity, the nature of the judgment that discloses exemplarity, and the way in which the force of the example can bridge the difference between various contexts. Drawing not only on Kant's Critique of the Power of Judgment but also on the work of Hannah Arendt, John Rawls, Ronald Dworkin, and Jürgen Habermas, Ferrara outlines a view of exemplary validity that is applicable to today's central philosophical issues, including public reason, human rights, radical evil, sovereignty, republicanism and liberalism, and religion in the public sphere.

The Force of Fantasy

Restoring the American Dream
Author: Ernest G. Bormann
Publisher: SIU Press
ISBN: 9780809323692
Category: History
Page: 279
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In this book, first published in 1985, Ernest G. Bormann explores mass persuasion in America from 1620 to 1860, examining closely four rhetorical communities: the revivals of 1739-1740, the hot gospel of the postrevolutionary period, the evangelical revival and reform of the 1830s, and the Free Soil and Republican parties. Each community varies greatly, but Bormann asserts that each succeeding community shares a rhetorical vision of restoring the "American Dream” that is essentially a modification of the previous visions. Thus, they form a family of rhetorical visions that constitutes a rhetorical tradition of importance in nineteenth-century American popular culture.