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A Mighty Heart

By Mariane Pearl
  • ISBN Code: : 1416567801
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 288
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
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  • Book Compatibility : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Pdf : a-mighty-heart.pdf

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For five weeks the world waited for news about Danny Pearl, the Wall Street Journal reporter who was kidnapped in Karachi, Pakistan...And then came the broadcast of his shocking murder. The complete account of his abduction, the intense effort to rescue him, and the aftermath are told here - in astonishing detail, and with courage and insight - by his surviving wife Mariane. A Mighty Heart is the unforgettable story of two journalists who fell in love with their work - and with each other. Together, Mariane and Danny Pearl traveled across the globe, dedicated to journalism that increases the under- standing of international politics and of ethnic and religious conflict. In the end, Danny was caught in the dangerous fissure where warring cultures, politics, and ideologies collide. A Mighty Heart is both a portrait of a partner- ship built on the ideals of love, truth, and justice and a critical look at the methods and structure of the Al Qaeda network.

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  • Pdf File: no-jurisdiction.pdf

Book Short Summary:

No Jurisdiction interweaves autobiography and analysis to explore how a disabled American of French-Arab descent justifies his love for the (super)heroes who destroy brown people like himself. Framing Hollywood genre films as a key to understanding a crisis-filled world shaped by the global War on Terror, Fareed Ben-Youssef shows how, in response to 9/11, filmmakers and lawmakers mobilized iconic characters—the cowboy, the femme fatale, and the superhero—to make sense of our traumas and inspire new legal landscapes. The competing visions of power produced in this dialogue between Hollywood entertainment and mainstream politics underscore genre cinema's multivalent purpose: to normalize state violence and also to critique it. Chapters devoted to the Western, film noir, superhero movies, and global films that deploy and comment on these genres offer compelling readings of films ranging from the more apparent (The Dark Knight, Sicario, and Logan) to the more unexpected (Sin City, Adieu Gary, The Broken Circle Breakdown, and Tokyo Sonata). Through narratives of states of emergency that include vaguely defined enemies, obscured battlefield boundaries, and blurred lines between victims and perpetrators, a new post-9/11 film canon emerges. No Jurisdiction is a deeply personal work of film scholarship, arguing that we can face our complicity and discover opportunities for resistance through our beloved genre movies.

Spirit, Soul and Body

By Annette Keeble Martens
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  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Book Code : 1483637743
  • Total of Pages : 127
  • Category : Poetry
  • Members : 356
  • Pdf File: spirit-soul-and-body.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Most people automatically turn off when poetry is mentioned, but Annette's poetry thrusts itself into the emotions of the reader and lets them know they are not alone. Whether you want to be challenged spiritually, touched in your inner being or made to laugh at the world we live in, this is the one book you need to have. This is a book that anyone would love to receive as a present or that you will not want to part with. Yes, it's poetry. There are stories, confessions, heartache and laughter. It is understandable, accessible and precious. If you buy one book this year, Spirit, Soul and Body should be that one.

The Work is The Worker

By Zacharias Tanee Fomum
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  • Publisher : ZTF Books Online
  • Book Code : 1005219842
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 548
  • Pdf File: the-work-is-the-worker.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The raising and training of competent ministers of the gospel were one of the three burdens that the author, Professor Z.T. Fomum carried permanently in his heart, alongside those of prayer and soul-winning. As disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ, we are called to face the challenge of the unfinished task of the evangelization of all nations. More than two centuries after the ascension of Jesus, there are still many people groups that are yet to be reached with the gospel of salvation. And as members of the body of Christ, we, the people of Christian Missionary Fellowship International (CMFI) are called to bring one billion people from 250 nations to know Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior who are discipled to obey Him in all things by the year 2065 A.D. Professor Fomum was concerned not only by the challenge of an unfinished task but also by the eternal loss of many souls for whom Christ died. To this end, competent ministers of the New Covenant are in short supply. That is the essence of The Work is The Worker–a desperate attempt to produce the kind of workers who will do the work to the satisfaction of God’s heart. This second volume comprises teachings delivered at various sessions of the CMFI Missionary Academy–The School of Knowing and Serving God (SKSG) between 1999 and 2009.

The Second Greatest American

By Daniel Kornstein
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  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Book Code : 1524694029
  • Total of Pages : 360
  • Category : Law
  • Members : 332
  • Pdf File: the-second-greatest-american.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The extraordinary wartime incident at Fort Stevens fascinates us. Pause for a minute and just think about it. A twenty-three-year-old American soldier screams at the president of the United States in the midst of a battle, calls him a damned fool, and gets him out of harms way. And then, with bullets whizzing by, they both proceed as if nothing unusual happened. All in a days work. Nothing special. No medal, no White House ceremony, no photo op. Nothing. What a scene! It is almost too fantastic, too dramatic to be real, too amazing to be true. A movie director like Steven Spielberg could do wonders with it. Imagine the cinematic possibilities. Daniel Day-Lewis could reprise his role as Lincoln, and Jake Gyllenhaal or Ryan Gosling could play the youthful Holmes. It would be a box office hit, a patriotic classic, and what Variety would call socko boffo.

Encyclopedia of Media and Propaganda in Wartime America [2 volumes]

By Martin J. Manning,Clarence R. Wyatt
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  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Book Code : 1598842285
  • Total of Pages : 860
  • Category : History
  • Members : 856
  • Pdf File: encyclopedia-of-media-and-propaganda-in-wartime-america-2-volumes.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This fascinating compilation of reference entries documents the unique relationship between mass media, propaganda, and the U.S. military, a relationship that began in the period before the American Revolution and continues to this day—sometimes cooperative, sometimes combative, and always complex. • Introductory essays describe the types of media most important to each conflict period, how they were used, by whom, and to what effect • A general essay outlines how media has been used to spread messages about conflicts throughout U.S. history • Photographs and illustrations add an important visual element

Superhero of Love

By Bridget Fonger
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  • Publisher : Mango Media Inc.
  • Book Code : 1633411001
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Self-Help
  • Members : 330
  • Pdf File: superhero-of-love.pdf

Book Short Summary:

How to Heal a Broken Heart Discover the superhero within your own heart. Every women knows that sometimes, love hurts, and learning how to let go of lost love can seem impossible. You find yourself asking, "How do I live without you?" The good news is that inside each one of us is our very own love superhero. You can find the strength inside yourself to live and love like never before, and Superhero of Love will teach you how. Moving on after heartbreak is much easier when you use your five superpowers. You already have the power to get over your break up─to find happiness again. In Superhero of Love, expert author and writer Bridget Fonger shares her own personal experience of going through a painful breakup and shows you how to rediscover your deep connection to your own heart, the ultimate source of love in your life. Bridget's method reveals The Five Superpowers: • Super Sight – the courage to see clearly • Super Hearing – the ability to hear your highest truth • Super Humility – discovering your true place in the universe • Super Self-Love – the magic of being in love with you • Super Alignment – knowing the presence of the divine in all things Learn how to get over heartbreak and soar. Whether you’ve been burned by a recent breakup, are harboring old wounds, or find yourself thinking, “Is this as good as it gets?” Superhero of Love will help heal your broken heart and show you that we are all superheroes who are born to fly. In this book, you will discover: • Tools for strengthening your emotional resilience • How to break free from old patterns that keep you stuck • How to gain wisdom to empower you to be your mightiest self Readers of books on how to heal a broken heart like The Wisdom of a Broken Heart, How to Fix a Broken Heart, and This Is Me Letting You Go will find happiness again with Superhero of Love.

Historic Documents of 2020

By Heather Kerrigan
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  • Publisher : CQ Press
  • Book Code : 1071828789
  • Total of Pages : 816
  • Category : Reference
  • Members : 612
  • Pdf File: historic-documents-of-2020.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Published annually since 1972, the Historic Documents series has made primary source research easy by presenting excerpts from documents on the important events of each year for the United States and the World. Each volume pairs 60 to 70 original background narratives with well over 100 documents to chronicle the major events of the year, from official reports and surveys to speeches from leaders and opinion makers, to court cases, legislation, testimony, and much more. Historic Documents is renowned for the well-written and informative background, history, and context it provides for each document. Organized chronologically, each volume covers the same wide range of topics: business, the economy and labor; energy, environment, science, technology, and transportation; government and politics; health and social services; international affairs; national security and terrorism; and rights and justice. Each volume begins with an insightful essay that sets the year’s events in context, and each document or group of documents is preceded by a comprehensive introduction that provides background information on the event. Full-source citations are provided. Readers have easy access to material through a detailed, thematic table of contents, and each event includes references to related coverage and documents from the last ten editions of the series.

U.S. Conflicts in the 21st Century: Afghanistan War, Iraq War, and the War on Terror [3 volumes]

By Spencer C. Tucker
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  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Book Code : 1440838798
  • Total of Pages : 1228
  • Category : History
  • Members : 939
  • Pdf File: u-s-conflicts-in-the-21st-century.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This three-volume reference work provides an up-to-date presentation and analysis of the U.S. wars of the 21st century, addressing their backgrounds, causes, courses, and consequences. It serves as an indispensable resource for students seeking to understand the role of the United States in the world today. • Provides up-to-date information on America's ongoing military conflicts and clear explanations of how these wars came about and the shifts in policy thereafter • Supplies comprehensive coverage detailing social, political, cultural, religious, ethnic, and military aspects of the 21st-century wars • Includes dozens of primary documents that are essential to understanding the events that have occurred, provide context to the text, and allow readers to examine the original sources of information directly • Identifies the key individuals and factors in strategic planning • Presents full information on the terror attacks visited on the United States and its key allies as well as the U.S. response to them

Image Warfare in the War on Terror

By N. Roger
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 1137297859
  • Total of Pages : 190
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 915
  • Pdf File: image-warfare-in-the-war-on-terror.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Roger examines how developments in new media technologies, such as the internet, blogs, camera/video phones, have fundamentally altered the way in which governments, militaries, terrorists, NGOs, and citizens engage with images. He argues that there has been a paradigm shift from techno-war to image warfare, which emerged on 9/11.