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A Matter of Honor

By Jeffrey Archer
  • ISBN Code: : 9781429954020
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Paperbacks
  • Pages : 368
  • Category : Fiction
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It seems innocent enough. A disgraced British colonel bequeaths a mysterious letter to his only son. But the moment Adam Scott opens the yellowing envelope, he sets into motion a deadly chain of events that threatens to shake the very foundations of the free world. Within days, Adam's lover is brutally murdered and he's running for his life through the great cities of Europe, pursued not only by the KGB, but by the CIA and his own countrymen as well. Their common intent is to kill him before the truth comes out. While powerful men in smoke-filled rooms plot ever more ingenious means of destroying him, Adam finds himself betrayed and abandoned even by those he holds most dear. When at last he comes to understand what he is in possession of, he's even more determined to protect it, for it's more than a matter of life and death-it's a matter of honor. BONUS MATERIAL INCLUDED: 1st chapter of Jeffrey Archer's newest novel SINS OF THE FATHER, coming May 2012. SINS OF THE FATHER: On the heels of the international bestseller Only Time Will Tell, Jeffrey Archer picks up the sweeping story of the Clifton Chronicles.... Only days before Britain declares war on Germany, Harry Clifton, hoping to escape the consequences of long-buried family secrets, and forced to accept that his desire to marry Emma Barrington will never be fulfilled, has joined the Merchant Navy. But his ship is sunk in the Atlantic by a German U-boat, drowning almost the entire crew. An American cruise liner, the SS Kansas Star, rescues a handful of sailors, among them Harry and the third officer, an American named Tom Bradshaw. When Bradshaw dies in the night, Harry seizes on the chance to escape his tangled past and assumes his identity. On landing in America, however, Bradshaw quickly learns the mistake he has made, when he discovers what is awaiting him in New York. Without any way of proving his true identity, Harry Clifton is now chained to a past that could be far worse than the one he had hoped to escape.

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Fall in love with this classic romance from three time RITA winner Irene Hannon Once upon a time, sensible Maggie Fitzgerald was a starry-eyed romantic. She’d loved Jake West from their first trembling teenage kiss, when he’d vowed to make her his wife. And she’d built her future on Jake’s broad shoulders, never imagining another ending. But Jake left town, and Maggie made a life for herself and two orphaned nieces without him. Until Jake miraculously happens upon her remote inn, ardent to make amends…and finally claim Maggie as his. She’s never forgotten Jake. But should Maggie dare to believe, at long last, in happily-ever-after? Originally published in 1999

Gypsy Council

By Nicholas C. Eliopoulos
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  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Book Code : 9781465330369
  • Total of Pages : 499
  • Category : History
  • Members : 402
  • Pdf File: gypsy-council.pdf

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Gypsy society, for millennia traditionally nomadic, and having a tightly knit social structure with a most natural communication system, was convulsively rocked in the years following World War One as they were taking to settle in American cities. A handful of certain gifted, but dedicated and God-fearing individuals among them, rose to save their people from destruction, from certain dangerously power hungry aspiring dictators. As a cultural dictum, There can be no Gypsy of fame, so these saving heroes were allowed to fade away, never to be remembered, and never to be deified, as true Gypsies incognito to history, only the Lord being their Judge.

The Politics of Leverage in International Relations

By H. Friman
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 1137439335
  • Total of Pages : 251
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 355
  • Pdf File: the-politics-of-leverage-in-international-relations.pdf

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This unique volume unpacks the concept and practice of naming and shaming by examining how governments, NGOs and international organisations attempt to change the behaviour of targeted actors through public exposure of violations of normative standards and legal commitments.

The Nine of Hearts

By Benjamin Farjeon
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  • Publisher : Litres
  • Book Code : 5040545940
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  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 997
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Read and download full book The Nine of Hearts

Where's Skeeter, Mommy?

By James Fairchild
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  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Book Code : 9781469120218
  • Total of Pages : 407
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 456
  • Pdf File: where-s-skeeter-mommy.pdf

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"This manuscript is nothing short of incredible . . . an amazing story of abuse and survival. While heart-wrenching, we were left inspired. Elizabeth Collins, CEO Gardenia Press, Milwaukee Wisconsin, whose editors read a total of "5" times. The novel is about a couple that cant come to terms with their own childhood problems when she becomes a volunteer child advocate. The manuscript explores life in the Los Angeles area during the 1980s and 1990s with its population growth, religious dynamics, brutal homicides, and publicized pre-school child perversion as a struggling, upward mobile, middle income couple try to cope with a world they never realized existed. She dives headfirst into volunteer child advocacy. He remains distant bent upon developing his executive career. And then the criminals come into focus and change everything for both dramatic, up-scale literary fiction based upon real events. James Fairchilds -"Wheres Skeeter, Mommy?(The Child Advocate)" is a fast-paced, nitty gritty must-read for anyone interested in the welfare of children.

In Honor of Fadime

By Unni Wikan
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  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Book Code : 0226896900
  • Total of Pages : 314
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 464
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In 2002 young Fadime Sahindal was brutally murdered by her own father. She belonged to a family of Kurdish immigrants who had lived in Sweden for almost two decades. But Fadime’s relationship with a man outside of their community had deeply dishonored her family, and only her death could remove the stain. This abhorrent crime shocked the world, and her name soon became a rallying cry in the struggle to combat so-called honor killings. Unni Wikan narrates Fadime’s heartbreaking story through her own eloquent words, along with the testimonies of her father, mother, and two sisters. What unfolds is a tale of courage and betrayal, loyalty and love, power and humiliation, and a nearly unfathomable clash of cultures. Despite enduring years of threats over her emancipated life, Fadime advocated compassion for her killer to the end, believing him to be trapped by an unyielding code of honor. Wikan puts this shocking event in context by analyzing similar honor killings throughout Europe, Canada, and the United States. She also examines the concept of honor in historical and cross-cultural depth, concluding that Islam itself is not to blame—indeed, honor killings occur across religious and ethnic traditions—but rather the way that many cultures have resolutely linked honor with violence. In Honor of Fadime holds profound and timely insights into conservative Kurdish culture, but ultimately the heart of this powerful book is Fadime’s courageous and tragic story—and Wikan’s telling of it is riveting.

The Essays

By Francis Bacon
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  • Publisher : Phoemixx Classics Ebooks
  • Book Code : 398677274X
  • Total of Pages : 555
  • Category : Photography
  • Members : 451
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The Essays Francis Bacon - Essayes: Religious Meditations. Places of Perswasion and Disswasion. Seene and Allowed was the first published book by the philosopher, statesman and jurist Francis Bacon. The Essays are written in a wide range of styles, from the plain and unadorned to the epigrammatic.

Binary Bullets

By Fritz Allhoff,Adam Henschke,Bradley Jay Strawser
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Book Code : 0190221097
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Members : 694
  • Pdf File: binary-bullets.pdf

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Philosophical and ethical discussions of warfare are often tied to emerging technologies and techniques. Today we are presented with what many believe is a radical shift in the nature of war-the realization of conflict in the cyber-realm, the so-called "fifth domain" of warfare. Does an aggressive act in the cyber-realm constitute an act of war? If so, what rules should govern such warfare? Are the standard theories of just war capable of analyzing and assessing this mode of conflict? These changing circumstances present us with a series of questions demanding serious attention. Is there such a thing as cyberwarfare? How do the existing rules of engagement and theories from the just war tradition apply to cyberwarfare? How should we assess a cyber-attack conducted by a state agency against private enterprise and vice versa? Furthermore, how should actors behave in the cyber-realm? Are there ethical norms that can be applied to the cyber-realm? Are the classic just war constraints of non-combatant immunity and proportionality possible in this realm? Especially given the idea that events that are constrained within the cyber-realm do not directly physically harm anyone, what do traditional ethics of war conventions say about this new space? These questions strike at the very center of contemporary intellectual discussion over the ethics of war. In twelve original essays, plus a foreword from John Arquilla and an introduction, Binary Bullets: The Ethics of Cyberwarfare, engages these questions head on with contributions from the top scholars working in this field today.

Montesquieu and the Discovery of the Social

By Brian Singer
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 1137027703
  • Total of Pages : 296
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 834
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Montesquieu is often considered the first social thinker. Today, when 'the end of the social' has been proclaimed, it is time to reconsider its beginnings. In a wide-ranging, original interpretation of The Spirit of the Laws, this book explores what did it mean to 'discover the social', and what can it mean to recover the social today?