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Temptations Of Power

Author : Shadi Hamid
ISBN : 9780199314058
Genre : History
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"Shadi Hamid draws from years of research to offer an in-depth look at the past, present, and future of Islamist political parties across the Arab world"--
Category: History

Temptations Of Power

Author : R. Jackson
ISBN : 9780230626386
Genre : Political Science
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Temptations of Power examines the new security dilemma which confronted George W. Bush when terrorists proved on 9/11 that they could seriously wound a great military powers on home ground. The authors argue that the response was influenced by neo-conservative exaggeration of the efficacy of military power and belief in the US ability.
Category: Political Science

The New Middle East

Author : Fawaz A. Gerges
ISBN : 9781107028630
Genre : History
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The New Middle East critically examines the Arab popular uprisings of 2011-12.
Category: History

King Solomon

Author : Philip Graham Ryken
ISBN : 9781433521683
Genre : Religion
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Though the world’s wisest king, Solomon’s heart was led astray by temptations of wealth, sex, and power. And we face the same dangers today, though the temptations may be different in degree and detail. Author Philip Ryken writes, “In witnessing Solomon’s moral triumphs and sinful failures we learn how to live more wisely. By the grace of God, we may avoid a tragic downfall of our own and learn how to use money, sex, and power for the glory of God.” Tracing Solomon’s life from coronation to burial—and from godly devotion to self-serving excess—Ryken shows readers how to avoid similar downfalls and seek God’s glory amid earthly temptations. These thirteen chapters are pastoral, rich in application, and biblically faithful. This overview of Solomon’s life also includes a study guide, making it a great resource for both personal and group use.
Category: Religion

Islamic Exceptionalism

Author : Shadi Hamid
ISBN : 9781466866720
Genre : Political Science
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In Islamic Exceptionalism, Brookings Institution scholar and acclaimed author Shadi Hamid offers a novel and provocative argument on how Islam is, in fact, "exceptional" in how it relates to politics, with profound implications for how we understand the future of the Middle East. Divides among citizens aren't just about power but are products of fundamental disagreements over the very nature and purpose of the modern nation state—and the vexing problem of religion’s role in public life. Hamid argues for a new understanding of how Islam and Islamism shape politics by examining different models of reckoning with the problem of religion and state, including the terrifying—and alarmingly successful—example of ISIS. With unprecedented access to Islamist activists and leaders across the region, Hamid offers a panoramic and ambitious interpretation of the region's descent into violence. Islamic Exceptionalism is a vital contribution to our understanding of Islam's past and present, and its outsized role in modern politics. We don't have to like it, but we have to understand it—because Islam, as a religion and as an idea, will continue to be a force that shapes not just the region, but the West as well in the decades to come.
Category: Political Science

Temptations Of The West

Author : Pankaj Mishra
ISBN : 9781429954648
Genre : Travel
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A vivid, often surprising account of South Asia today by the author of An End to Suffering In his new book, Pankaj Mishra brings literary authority and political insight to bear on travels that are at once epic and personal. Traveling in the changing cultures of South Asia, Mishra sees the pressures—the temptations—of Western-style modernity and prosperity, and teases out the paradoxes of globalization. A visit to Allahabad, birthplace of Jawaharlal Nehru, occasions a brief history of the tumultuous post-independence politics Nehru set in motion. In Kashmir, just after the brutal killing of thirtyfive Sikhs, Mishra sees Muslim guerrillas playing with Sikh village children while the media ponder a (largely irrelevant) visit by President Clinton. And in Tibet Mishra exquisitely parses the situation whereby the Chinese government—officially atheist and strongly opposed to a free Tibet—has discovered that Tibetan Buddhism can "be packaged and sold to tourists." Temptations of the West is a book concerned with history still in the making—essential reading about a conflicted and rapidly changing region.
Category: Travel

The Psychology Of Power

Author : Jaap van Ginneken
ISBN : 1137454024
Genre : Political Science
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This book tests the disquieting hypothesis that our most powerful leaders acquire strange quirks at the top, making them take unnecessary risks. The author scrutinizes some of the best-known politicians of the largest western or G6 nations over the last half century, when they approached or reached the highest executive office, such as Berlusconi, Bush, Clinton, Kennedy, Reagan, Thatcher and others. All gave in to a slightly amended version of the seven temptations or mortal sins: Lust or sexual obsession, Gluttony or substance abuse, Greed or hidden corruption, Wrath or power abuse, Denial of mortal illness, Denial of Folly or mental disease, and Pride or over-confidence. Well documented with references to primary sources in four different languages, this study examines the psychological forces tugging at the top level of political leadership.
Category: Political Science

Temptations Men Face

Author : Tom L. Eisenman
ISBN : 0830813799
Genre : Religion
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In this personal and practical book, Tom L. Eisenman discusses the temptations men face (being macho, having an affair, misusing power, loving money, trying to be perfect) and shows how they can be resisted.
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Tempted And Tried

Author : Russell Moore
ISBN : 1433515970
Genre : Religion
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Although temptation is a common and well-acknowledged part of the human experience, few realize the truth behind temptation and fewer still know how to defeat it. Tempted and Tried will not reassure Christians by claiming that temptation is less powerful or less prevalent than it is; instead, it will prepare believers for battle by telling the truth about the cosmic war that is raging. Moore shows that the temptation of every Christian is part of a broader conspiracy against God, a conspiracy that confronts everyone who shares the flesh of Jesus through human birth and especially confronts those who share the Spirit of Christ through the new birth of redemption. Moore walks readers through the Devil’s ancient strategies for temptation revealed in Jesus’ wilderness testing. Moore considers how those strategies might appear in a contemporary context and points readers to a way of escape. Tempted and Tried will remind Christians that temptation must be understood in terms of warfare, encouraging them with the truth that victory has already been secured through the triumph of Christ.
Category: Religion

The Temptation Of Your Touch

Author : Teresa Medeiros
ISBN : 9781939541062
Genre : Fiction
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Can any woman resist the temptation of his touch? Maximillian Burke has always prided himself on being the man every mother would want her daughter to marry. But after his scoundrel of a brother makes off with Max's bride, Max discovers it's more satisfying to be a rogue than the perfect gentleman. Forced to flee London after a duel gone wrong, Max seeks refuge at Cadgwyck Manor on the lonely coast of Cornwall, a place as wild and savage as his current temper. The tumbledown manor comes complete with its own ghost but oddly enough, it's not the White Lady of Cadgwyck who begins to haunt Max's heated dreams but his no-nonsense housekeeper. The last thing prim and proper housekeeper Anne Spencer needs is a new master, especially one as brooding and gorgeous as the Earl of Dravenwood. Even as she schemes to be rid of him, she finds herself irresistibly drawn into his strong, muscular arms. When Max vows to solve the mystery of Cadgwyck's ghost, he doesn't realize it will put both of their hearts at risk and tempt them to surrender to a pleasure as delicious as it is dangerous. Book 2 of 2 in the Burke Brothers Series, which includes The Pleasure of Your Kiss and The Temptation of Your Touch “This is quintessential Medeiros! As readers know well from her impressive body of work, she never fails to entertain!”—Starred Review from Booklist “Teresa Medeiros may only release one book a year, but she certainly makes it worth the wait! If you enjoy tender, beautifully-written historical romance with a gothic feel and sprinkled with humor, do yourself a favor and pick up The Temptation of Your Touch. I can’t recommend it enough!”—The Romance Dish “Delicious, witty and absolutely riveting! Abounding with wily servants, a beautiful ghost, humor, madcap antics, a hidden treasure, a scenic setting, mystery, romance and true love, this book should be a favorite. Delectable!”—Romance Junkies Reviews “A seductive mystery that captured my heart.”—Fresh Fiction “One of my all-time favorite authors.”—New York Times bestselling author Sherrilyn Kenyon “Few authors have Medeiros’s storytelling talents.”—Romantic Times “Try a novel by Teresa Medeiros and you will swear it was written just for you.”—New York Times bestselling author Lisa Kleypas Historical romance, Gothic romance, Duke romance, Master Housekeeper romance, Ghosts
Category: Fiction