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Blood Of Tyrants

Author : Logan Beirne
ISBN : 9781594037672
Genre : History
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Blood of Tyrants reveals the surprising details of our Founding Fathers’ approach to government and this history’s impact on today. Delving into forgotten—and often lurid—facts of the Revolutionary War, Logan Beirne focuses on the nation’s first commander in chief, George Washington, as he shaped the very meaning of the United States Constitution in the heat of battle. Key episodes of the Revolution illustrate how the Founders dealt with thorny wartime issues: How do we protect citizens’ rights when the nation is struggling to defend itself? Who decides war strategy? When should we use military tribunals instead of civilian trials? Should we inflict harsh treatment on enemy captives if it means saving American lives? Beirne finds evidence in previously unexplored documents such as General Washington’s letters debating the use of torture, an eyewitness account of the military tribunal that executed a British prisoner, Founders’ letters warning against government debt, and communications pointing to a power struggle between Washington and the Continental Congress. Vivid stories from the Revolution set the stage for Washington’s pivotal role in the drafting of the Constitution. The Founders saw the first American commander in chief as the template for all future presidents: a leader who would fiercely defend Americans’ rights and liberties against all forms of aggression. Pulling the reader directly into dramatic scenes from history, Blood of Tyrants fills a void in our understanding of the presidency and our ingenious Founders’ pragmatic approach to issues we still face today.
Category: History

Blood Of Tyrants

Author : Naomi Novik
ISBN : 9780345522917
Genre : Fiction
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Naomi Novik’s beloved Temeraire series, a brilliant combination of fantasy and history that reimagines the Napoleonic wars as fought with the aid of intelligent dragons, is a twenty-first-century classic. From the first volume, His Majesty’s Dragon, readers have been entranced by the globe-spanning adventures of the resolute Capt. William Laurence and his brave but impulsive dragon, Temeraire. Now, in Blood of Tyrants, the penultimate volume of the series, Novik is at the very height of her powers as she brings her story to its widest, most colorful canvas yet. Shipwrecked and cast ashore in Japan with no memory of Temeraire or his own experiences as an English aviator, Laurence finds himself tangled in deadly political intrigues that threaten not only his own life but England’s already precarious position in the Far East. Age-old enmities and suspicions have turned the entire region into a powder keg ready to erupt at the slightest spark—a spark that Laurence and Temeraire may unwittingly provide, leaving Britain faced with new enemies just when they most desperately need allies instead. For to the west, another, wider conflagration looms. Napoleon has turned on his former ally, the emperor Alexander of Russia, and is even now leading the largest army the world has ever seen to add that country to his list of conquests. It is there, outside the gates of Moscow, that a reunited Laurence and Temeraire—along with some unexpected allies and old friends—will face their ultimate challenge . . . and learn whether or not there are stronger ties than memory. BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Naomi Novik's Uprooted. Praise for Blood of Tyrants “A first-class entry in a remarkable and appealing series.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review) “Novik’s plots and characterizations get more intricate and plausible with each novel. . . . Novik’s re-creation of much of world history based on the existence of intelligent dragons has been so well crafted that all eight books in the series are highly recommended.”—Booklist (starred review) “Novik combines dragons . . . with period history to achieve a brilliantly realized re-creation of military history laced with the fantastic. . . . Well-crafted.”—Library Journal “If you’ve never read these novels, now is the time to start.”—io9 “A fun, action-packed read.”—San Antonio Express-News
Category: Fiction

Blood Of Tyrants

Author : Ken Shufeldt
ISBN : 9780765381699
Genre : Fiction
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Ken Shufeldt's Blood of Tyrants is a gripping political thriller exploring the devastating effects that unlimited political funding, if permitted, could produce. Backed by a secretive Super PAC, Richard Wilkes, an old money Virginia businessman, upsets the incumbent to win the Presidency. His term begins smoothly enough—until ISIS launches horrific terrorist attacks on American soil. In way over his head, the President refuses to take action, paving the way for the terrorists to use a stolen Pakistani nuke to incinerate almost a million Americans. Fed up with his incompetence, multi-billionaire Walter Jefferson leads several high ranking military leaders and a band of patriots in a bloody coup. After eliminating President Wilkes and almost everyone on the Presidential succession list, Jefferson proclaims himself Chancellor and begins moving “undesirables” into internment camps. He then orders the military to invade Canada and Mexico in a desperate attempt to wipe out the ISIS contingents hiding there, and to build a buffer zone around the country. There are catastrophic losses on all sides. There’s only one hope for the United States now: the last survivor on the Presidential succession list, the Secretary of State. This edition of the book is the deluxe, tall rack mass market paperback.
Category: Fiction

Blood Oil

Author : Leif Wenar
ISBN : 9780190262921
Genre : Developed countries
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Natural resources like oil and minerals are the largest source of unaccountable power in the world. Petrocrats like Putin and the Saudis spend resource money on weapons and oppression; militants in Iraq and in the Congo spend resource money on radicalization and ammunition. Resource-fueled authoritarians and extremists present endless crises to the West-and the source of their resource power is ultimately ordinary consumers, doing their everyday shopping at the gas station and the mall. In this sweeping new book, one of today's leading political philosophers, Leif Wenar, goes behind the headlines in search of the hidden global rule that thwarts democracy and development-and that puts shoppers into business with some of today's most dangerous men. Wenar discovers a rule that once licensed the slave trade and apartheid and genocide, a rule whose abolition has marked some of humanity's greatest triumphs-yet a rule that still enflames tyranny and war and terrorism through today's multi-trillion dollar resource trade. Blood Oil shows how the West can now lead a peaceful revolution by ending its dependence on authoritarian oil, and by getting consumers out of business with the men of blood. The book describes practical strategies for upgrading world trade: for choosing new rules that will make us more secure at home, more trusted abroad, and better able to solve pressing global problems like climate change. Blood Oil shows citizens, consumers and leaders how we can act together today to create a more united human future.
Category: Developed countries

The Blood Of Patriots And Tyrants

Author : Gordon Saunders
ISBN : 1947796763
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Will the colonies lose everything they fought for?Confronted with economic collapse and near anarchy, who can save the union?Will freedom just be a new tyranny?Three destitute young men must find their fortunes amidst squabbling colonies that can't determine how to govern. They can barely feed and clothe themselves, with virtually no money to be found anywhere, in addition to having to face bad weather, epidemics, thieves, and cut-throats confronting them at every turn. Will competing parties with fears of monarchy and fears of anarchy ever be able to compromise enough to develop a stable nation in which our young men can flourish?

Blood And Splendor

Author : Daniel Myerson
ISBN : 0380804891
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A study of human evil at work presents in-depth, compelling profiles of five notorious tyrants--Nero, Ivan the Terrible, Hitler, Stalin, and Saddam Hussein--detailing their individual lives, describing how their obsessions were played out through their political actions, and the consequences of their actions. Original.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Birth Of Chinese Feminism

Author : Lydia H. Liu
ISBN : 9780231533263
Genre : Social Science
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He-Yin Zhen (ca. 1884-1920?) was a theorist who figured centrally in the birth of Chinese feminism. Unlike her contemporaries, she was concerned less with China's fate as a nation and more with the relationship among patriarchy, imperialism, capitalism, and gender subjugation as global historical problems. This volume, the first translation and study of He-Yin's work in English, critically reconstructs early twentieth-century Chinese feminist thought in a transnational context by juxtaposing He-Yin Zhen's writing against works by two better-known male interlocutors of her time. The editors begin with a detailed analysis of He-Yin Zhen's life and thought. They then present annotated translations of six of her major essays, as well as two foundational tracts by her male contemporaries, Jin Tianhe (1874-1947) and Liang Qichao (1873–1929), to which He-Yin's work responds and with which it engages. Jin, a poet and educator, and Liang, a philosopher and journalist, understood feminism as a paternalistic cause that liberals like themselves should defend. He-Yin presents an alternative conception that draws upon anarchism and other radical trends. Ahead of her time, He-Yin Zhen complicates conventional accounts of feminism and China's history, offering original perspectives on sex, gender, labor, and power that remain relevant today.
Category: Social Science


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ISBN : NYPL:33433076033046
Genre : Slave trade
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The Blood Of Patriots And Tyrants

Author : Bert Nemcik
ISBN : 1724133586
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It is Independence Day 2018. America is preparing to celebrate the nation's birthday. The President is hosting a grand military parade in Washington. At midnight, assassins attack the nation by brutally killing 73 lawmakers. This shocks the nation and forces the President to flee into his bunker, cancel the parade, direct the secret service to protect the remaining senators and representatives. The deputy directors of the FBI, CIA and NSA enlist the aid of a former FBI agent who left the bureau for personal reasons. Jed Zagloba is a loner, an enigma and a man who knows how to get things done. He teams with a brilliant IT agent, Rose Johnson. They begin their investigation and it takes them back and forth across the country. They quickly and dramatically unveil the depth of the conspiracy. They discover a patriotic movement determined to start the second revolutionary war. At the same time, a parallel crisis is happening. Opioid overdoses are killing hundreds of people a day. The agents expose a sophisticated conspiracy connecting these two crises and an external force committed to destroying American democracy by sowing chaos. Can America withstand the assault and survive? America's core principles and values are under attack and only the effort of these determined agents can save the country. The facts are real. The scenes are contemporary. This book foreshadows the future. Read on!