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Brutal North

Author : Simon Phipps
ISBN : 1912836157
Genre : Architecture
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Powerful images by acclaimed photographer Simon Phipps exploring the modernist architecture of cities and new towns of the North from the Sandcastle and Queen Elizabeth II Law Courts in Liverpool, Hadrian Bridge in Newcastle and the Apollo Pavilion in Peterlee to estates such as Park Hill in Sheffield and Edith Avenue in Durham. With city and region maps and detailed listings of all the architecture photographed, it also encourages readers to explore more Brutalism across the north of Britain.
Category: Architecture

Powerful And Brutal Weapons

Author : Stephen P Randolph
ISBN : 9780674027091
Genre : History
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As America confronts an unpredictable war in Iraq, Randolph returns to an earlier conflict that severely tested our civilian and military leaders. In 1972, America sought to withdraw from Vietnam with its credibility intact, with President Nixon and National Security Advisor Kissinger hoping that gains on the battlefield would strengthen their position at the negotiating table. Randolph's intimate chronicle of the commander-in-chief gains us unprecedented access to how these strategic assessments were made and played out.
Category: History

The Comfort Women Japan S Brutal Regime Of Enforced Prostitution In The Second World War

Author : George Hicks
ISBN : 9780393245530
Genre : History
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"The most extensive record available in English of the ugly story."—Elisabeth Rubinfein, New York Newsday Over 100,000 women across Asia were victims of enforced prostitution by the Japanese Imperial Forces during World War II. Until as recently as 1993 the Japanese government continued to deny this shameful aspect of its wartime history. George Hicks's book is the only history in English regarding this terrible enslavement of women.
Category: History

Brutal Cessation

Author : Milly Thomas
ISBN : 9781786822741
Genre : Drama
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A relationship rotting. Purgatory. Is having no reason to stay a reason to leave? At what point does the abuser become the abused? And why aren't we more afraid of women? Two actors, one couple, swapping roles. A savage new play exploring violence in relationships, our expectations of gender and what happens when we're no longer in love but refuse to let go.
Category: Drama

Invasion Of The Ortaks Book 4 Brutal Force

Author : Sveinn Benónýsson
ISBN : 9781365264863
Genre : Fiction
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After crossing Bending Pass with his army, King Anton of Antonia attacks Borg Castle, not knowing his lands are being raided by the Ortaks. General Akhtar, with reinforcements from Orknia, crosses Great River, and attacks Rutan City and Crystal City with his brutal armies. Izzy tries to escape death from a pack of outlaws, while Gils fights the forces of evil on Lake Etu. At the same time, Queen Egny makes her way from Serpenia with her army, into Montania and Eniktronia, after the battle at Crown City. She is to reclaim her throne at Eniktronia Castle. The scattered army of Antonia make their stand against the Ortaks. While in Alfheim, they face the biggest threat ever to be seen from the Underworld. Tania crosses the River Of Wisdom, to meet up with the Barbarians trying to get them involved. This is the fourth book in the series: Invasion of the Ortaks!
Category: Fiction

Story Of Camp Douglas

Author : David L. Keller
ISBN : 9781626199118
Genre : History
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More Confederate soldiers died in Chicago's Camp Douglas than on any Civil War battlefield. Originally constructed in 1861 to train forty thousand Union soldiers from the northern third of Illinois, it was converted to a prison camp in 1862. Nearly thirty thousand Confederate prisoners were housed there until it was shut down in 1865. Today, the history of the camp ranges from unknown to deeply misunderstood. David Keller offers a modern perspective of Camp Douglas and a key piece of scholarship in reckoning with the legacy of other military prisons.
Category: History

The Real North Korea

Author : Andrei Lankov
ISBN : 9780199975846
Genre : History
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Andrei Lankov has gone where few outsiders have ever been. A native of the former Soviet Union, he lived as an exchange student in North Korea in the 1980s. He has studied it for his entire career, using his fluency in Korean and personal contacts to build a rich, nuanced understanding. In The Real North Korea, Lankov substitutes cold, clear analysis for the overheated rhetoric surrounding this opaque police state. After providing an accessible history of the nation, he turns his focus to what North Korea is, what its leadership thinks, and how its people cope with living in such an oppressive and poor place. He argues that North Korea is not irrational, and nothing shows this better than its continuing survival against all odds. A living political fossil, it clings to existence in the face of limited resources and a zombie economy, manipulating great powers despite its weakness. Its leaders are not ideological zealots or madmen, but perhaps the best practitioners of Machiavellian politics that can be found in the modern world. Even though they preside over a failed state, they have successfully used diplomacy-including nuclear threats-to extract support from other nations. But while the people in charge have been ruthless and successful in holding on to power, Lankov goes on to argue that this cannot continue forever, since the old system is slowly falling apart. In the long run, with or without reform, the regime is unsustainable. Lankov contends that reforms, if attempted, will trigger a dramatic implosion of the regime. They will not prolong its existence. Based on vast expertise, this book reveals how average North Koreans live, how their leaders rule, and how both survive.
Category: History

The Coldest Winter

Author : David Halberstam
ISBN : 9780330540162
Genre : History
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Up until now, the Korean War has been the black hole of modern American history. The Coldest Winter changes that, giving readers a masterful narrative of the political decisions and miscalculations on both sides. He charts the disastrous path that led to the massive entry of Chinese forces near the Yalu, and that caught Douglas MacArthur and his soldiers by surprise. He provides astonishingly vivid and nuanced portraits of all the major figures -- Eisenhower, Truman, Acheson, Kim, and Mao, and Generals MacArthur, Almond, and Ridgway. At the heart of the book are the individual stories of the soldiers on the front lines who were left to deal with the consequences of the dangerous misjudgments and competing agendas of powerful men. We meet them, follow them, and see some of the most dreadful battles in history through their eyes. As ever, Halberstam was concerned with the extraordinary courage and resolve of people asked to bear an extraordinary burden. Contemporary history in its most literary and luminescent form, The Coldest Winter provides crucial perspective on the Vietnam War and the events of today.
Category: History

Jos Mart

Author : Alfred J. López
ISBN : 9780292759350
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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José Martí (1853–1895) was the founding hero of Cuban independence. In all of modern Latin American history, arguably only the "Great Liberator" Simón Bolívar rivals Martí in stature and legacy. Beyond his accomplishments as a revolutionary and political thinker, Martí was a giant of Latin American letters, whose poetry, essays, and journalism still rank among the most important works of the region. Today he is revered by both the Castro regime and the Cuban exile community, whose shared veneration of the "apostle" of freedom has led to his virtual apotheosis as a national saint. In José Martí: A Revolutionary Life, Alfred J. López presents the definitive biography of the Cuban patriot and martyr. Writing from a nonpartisan perspective and drawing on years of research using original Cuban and U.S. sources, including materials never before used in a Martí biography, López strips away generations of mythmaking and portrays Martí as Cuba's greatest founding father and one of Latin America's literary and political giants, without suppressing his public missteps and personal flaws. In a lively account that engrosses like a novel, López traces the full arc of Martí's eventful life, from his childhood and adolescence in Cuba, to his first exile and subsequent life in Spain, Mexico City, and Guatemala, through his mature revolutionary period in New York City and much-mythologized death in Cuba on the battlefield at Dos Ríos. The first major biography of Martí in over half a century and the first ever in English, José Martí is the most substantial examination of Martí's life and work ever published.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

State Of Authority

Author : Joshua Barker
ISBN : 9780877277804
Genre : History
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One reason for the new thinking is a fresh wind that has altered state studies generally.
Category: History

The North American Review

Author : Jared Sparks
ISBN : CHI:78009419
Genre : American fiction
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Vols. 277-230, no. 2 include Stuff and nonsense, v. 5-6, no. 8, Jan. 1929-Aug. 1930.
Category: American fiction

Voices From The Korean War

Author : Richard Peters, Xiaobing Li
ISBN : 0813128595
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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" This updated fishing guide by expert fisherman Art Lander will help anglers of all skill levels make the most of their time at any of the stateÕs twenty-two most important reservoirs. Lander reveals what type of fishing is best at each lake, where fish can be found during the various seasons, and what tackle and techniques have proven best for each species. Detailed maps of each lake and information on fish feeding habits and marinas make this book an essential guide to the regionÕs lakes and the top fifteen sport fish species inhabiting them.
Category: Sports & Recreation

The Consul S Wife

Author : Vera Buck
ISBN : 9781553694694
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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INTRODUCTION These are the true-life adventures and experiences of Joseph and Vera Buck who lived and worked in Cuba from 1917 through 1922. Joseph F. Buck, my grandfather, was appointed to a Consular position in Cuba, March of 1917, after having served as the U.S. Consul to Bremerhaven, Germany for five years. This story begins as his pretty, young bride of three months, Vera Elizabeth Buck, my grandmother, joins him in Antilla, Cuba, January of 1919. They kept an excellent journal of all their experiences while they were in Cuba, and, at some point, Vera, I am sure with Josephs help, began converting their records into an historical narrative for posterity. She turned a rough, unfinished draft of her work over to the University of Michigan, Bentley Library, sometime in the 1960s. In a brilliant, far-sighted move, my grandmother stipulated that the copyrights remain in the family in regards to everything she donated to this library. I am her only grandchild and am therefore able to bring these valuable, historic accounts to light for the first time. Meanwhile, my grandfather, Joseph F. Buck, had died of tuberculosis, September 14th, 1942, three years before I was born. My mother died six months after I was born and my grandmother, the author of this book, passed away in 1971 without ever telling me anything about it at all. The reason for this miscommunication was that I was raised 800 miles away from my grandmother and, unfortunately, not able to get to know her until she was in her seventies. I stumbled upon the rough draft of this book purely by the Grace of God while I was doing research on Joseph F. Buck, my grandfather, for a future book of his WWI experiences. All the places, dates, events, presidents, buildings, wildlife, boats, railroads, etc., have been researched and verified to the best of my ability and footnoted accordingly. The tales of Nico and Giva are both based upon factual history as supported by Joseph Bucks filed reports with the State Department, now on record in the National Archives, College Park, Maryland. Our family project that was started by my grandparents eighty five years ago (this being the year 2002) has now been completed! This has truly been a labor of love and I will advise anyone who is contemplating doing something like this to go ahead and give it a try, even though it can be pretty tough going at times. To complete a family project for your loved ones who died before they were able to finish it, has got to be one of the most rewarding things in life any one of us could ever hope to accomplish. Acknowledgments and gratitude must also be expressed to the White Pine Village, Ludington, Michigan for preserving my grandparents records documents and articles for all these years that my grandparents had donated to the Mason County Historical Society, and for all their kind, invaluable assistance and support. You will notice throughout the book that Joseph refers to Vera as Julie. Why? Because my grandparents were both very romantic, so during their long engagement necessitated by WWI, they had to make do with a whole lot of letter writing back and forth across the Atlantic Ocean. They referred to each other as Romie and Julie (Romeo and Juliet) to help keep romance alive throughout this long ordeal. My grandfather cared so deeply for my grandmother that the pet name, Julie, stuck even after they were married in 1918. Vera certainly didnt mind as she felt the same way about him and their house was a house of love, indeed! I plan on publishing a series of some of those letters at a later date along with my grandfathers experiences from WWI as they are not only romantic masterpieces but quite historically relevant as well. Let us now return to a time long ago in a land that was much different than it is today. We travel to. . . The Pearl of the Antilles - Cuba, 1917-1922, and -- The Consul's Wife. Chris Edwards
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Brutal Truth About Asian Branding

Author : Joseph Baladi
ISBN : 9780470826508
Genre : Business & Economics
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This is one of the most thoughtful books on branding I've come across. Most such books are either quickly-crafted "how-to" books or academic tomes over-burdened with references. This book is thoughtful because it raises questions which deal with the "why" rather than just "how" of branding. The reference to brutal truth as the truth which will set us free—to examine ourselves without self-illusions—is liberating. The notion that Asia has many good, but no great brands, is also not a put-down but a clarion call for Asian CEOs to rise to the challenge and create lasting, meaningful, committed brands. Ho Kwon Ping Chairman/CEO, Banyan Tree and Board of Trustees, SMU 2010 recipient of the "Lifetime Achievement Award" by the American Creativity Association A cold shower to wake people up. Joe Baladi's Brand Blueprint is a great tool for anyone involved in Sovereign Relationship Marketing or brand building anywhere. Timothy Love Vice Chairman Chief Executive Officer, Omnicom APIMA There are many books about branding but few address Asian companies directly. Joe Baladi has been one of the loudest voices to advocate strong branding practices to Asian companies determined to outperform their competitors. The Brutal Truth About Asian Branding is a timely book that all Asian CEOs with global aspirations should read. Richard Eu Group CEO, Eu Yan Sang International The Brutal Truth About Asian Branding is the first book that connects branding frameworks to the realities of operating in Asia. It offers a very straightforward perspective on the challenges Asian CEOs face as they build their businesses and their brands, and perhaps the most compelling part of the book is the passionate plea for how Asian CEOs should be thinking different about branding. In true Baladi style, it is straight from the heart. Maarten Kelder Managing Partner (Asia), Monitor Group A very interesting and valuable perspective on Asian branding... one that decision makers in the region should read and embrace. Well done Joe! Ron Sim Founder & CEO, OSIM International Brands mean Business, anywhere in the world! The focus on Asia, at this time, is natural since the developing nations of the region did so much to help the world recover from the global 2008 economic crisis. Baladi’s text is timely; it is thoughtful and thought-provoking; putting people and brands center stage with practical insights borne of his breadth of personal experience at the frontline. Chris D. Beaumont Professor, Tokyo University, Global Centre of Excellence Director, North Asia, Results International The brutal truth is that Joe Baladi is right. Asian CEOs must learn the brand skills used so successfully in the rest of the world. It will take a big change in mentality, but the rewards will be vast. This book is a great start to that revolution. Michael Newman Author, 22 Irrefutable Laws of Advertising
Category: Business & Economics

Selected Writings

Author : Jose Marti
ISBN : 9781101153673
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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José Martí (1853-1895) is the most renowned political and literary figure in the history of Cuba. A poet, essayist, orator, statesman, abolitionist, and the martyred revolutionary leader of Cuba's fight for independence from Spain, Martí lived in exile in New York for most of his adult life, earning his living as a foreign correspondent. Throughout the 1880s and early 1890s, Martí's were the eyes through which much of Latin America saw the United States. His impassioned, kaleidoscopic evocations of that period in U.S. history, the assassination of James Garfield, the opening of the Brooklyn Bridge, the execution of the Chicago anarchists, the lynching of the Italians in New Orleans, and much more, bring it rushing back to life. Organized chronologically, this collection begins with his early writings, including a thundering account of his political imprisonment in Cuba at age sixteen. The middle section focuses on his journalism, which offers an image of the United States in the nineteenth century, its way of life and system of government, that rivals anything written by de Tocqueville, Dickens, Trollope, or any other European commentator. Including generous selections of his poetry and private notebooks, the book concludes with his astonishing, hallucinatory final masterpiece, "War Diaries", never before translated into English. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Visions Of Freedom

Author : Piero Gleijeses
ISBN : 9781469609690
Genre : History
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During the final fifteen years of the Cold War, southern Africa underwent a period of upheaval, with dramatic twists and turns in relations between the superpowers. Americans, Cubans, Soviets, and Africans fought over the future of Angola, where tens of thousands of Cuban soldiers were stationed, and over the decolonization of Namibia, Africa's last colony. Beyond lay the great prize: South Africa. Piero Gleijeses uses archival sources, particularly from the United States, South Africa, and the closed Cuban archives, to provide an unprecedented international history of this important theater of the late Cold War. These sources all point to one conclusion: by humiliating the United States and defying the Soviet Union, Fidel Castro changed the course of history in southern Africa. It was Cuba's victory in Angola in 1988 that forced Pretoria to set Namibia free and helped break the back of apartheid South Africa. In the words of Nelson Mandela, the Cubans "destroyed the myth of the invincibility of the white oppressor . . . [and] inspired the fighting masses of South Africa."
Category: History


Author : Jessica A. Rhudolph
ISBN : 9781490731681
Genre : Fiction
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This book is about a group of good demons from another realm called Easur. In this book you will be introduced to them at a not-so-pleasant point in their time, an invasion of their realm, throughout the book. Youll meet some interesting characters and a determined females objectives in freeing her realm so her people will be free and can return home
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Korea S Twentieth Century Odyssey

Author : Michael E. Robinson
ISBN : 9780824831745
Genre : History
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Michael E. Robinson provides readers with the historical essentials upon which to unravel the complex politics and contemporary crises that exist in the East Asian region.
Category: History

North Of America

Author : James Doyle
ISBN : UOM:39015047769099
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Feet Of Clay

Author : Joseph R. Trudel
ISBN : 9781465323071
Genre : Fiction
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The year is 2014. America is no longer the industrial or the military dynamo that it had previously been. Inside its own borders, minor disputes over national issues are accelerating beyond the comprehension and management of both the American public and among its political leaders. In the fog of distance, a phantom cargo ship drifts hauntingly alone on the Pacific Ocean. Its crew mysteriously murdered by someone... or something... thats too horrible to explain...too eerie to reveal its forbidden truth. Some six thousand miles away, covert activities and treasonous acts against the United States now send rippling consequences that will soon be felt throughout the entire world. America itself will not be left untouched, for it is this country that will now strain and struggle against itself as it attempts to elude the coming Armageddon that will inevitably test its willits spiritand even its founding principles, towards remaining the true leader of the free world. Yet, another era in history is quickly emerging. And with it a new nations leadership that truly believes that its time has come. Its iron-will belief system is so strong, that its success will ultimately come not from its own military might, but rather from an unraveling of the international stage towards a veiled co-existence. Against this background, a sinister plan for a nuclear holocaust has been conceived. Its chief architect is not a person of self-control, but rather a psychopathic madman intent on becoming the most powerful and feared individual of all time. His weapon of choice is neither guns nor direct threats, but rather the devils very own deception of coy innocence. Anarchy in America....Armageddons arrival.... Ascension of a Dark Horse nation the end of about to begin.
Category: Fiction