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The Teeth Of The Tiger

Author : Tom Clancy
ISBN : 1101002301
Genre : Fiction
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A man named Mohammed sits in a café in Vienna, about to propose a deal to a Colombian. Mohammed has a strong network of agents and sympathizers throughout Europe and the Middle East, and the Colombian has an equally strong drug network throughout America. What if they were to form an alliance, to combine all their assets and connections? The potential for profits would be enormous—and the potential for destruction unimaginable. In the Brave New World of terrorism—where anybody with a spare AK-47, a knowledge of kitchen chemistry, or simply the will to die can become a player—the old rules no longer apply. No matter what new governmental organizations come into being, the only truly effective ones are those that are quick and agile, free of oversight and restrictions...and outside the system. Way outside the system. In a nondescript office building in suburban Maryland, the firm Hendley Associates does a profitable business in stocks, bonds, and international currencies, but its true mission is quite different: to identify and locate terrorist threats, and then deal with them, in whatever manner necessary. Established with the knowledge of President John Patrick Ryan, "the Campus" is always on the lookout for promising new talent, its recruiters scattered throughout the armed forces and government agencies—and three men are about to cross its radar. The first is Dominic Caruso, a rookie FBI agent, barely a year out of Quantico, whose decisive actions resolve a particularly brutal kidnap/murder case. The second is Caruso's brother, Brian, a Marine captain just back from his first combat action in Afghanistan, and already a man to watch. And the third is their cousin...a young man named Jack Ryan, Jr. Jack was raised on intrigue. As his father moved through the ranks of the CIA and then into the White House, Jack received a life course in the world and the way it operates from agents, statesmen, analysts, Secret Service men, and black ops specialists such as John Clark and Ding Chavez. He wants to put it all to work now—but when he knocks on the front door of "the Campus," he finds that nothing has prepared him for what he is about to encounter. For it is indeed a different world out there, and in here...and it is about to become far more dangerous. From the Paperback edition.
Category: Fiction

Beginning In Venice

Author : Robin Yong
ISBN : 9781482827767
Genre : Travel
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For photographer Robin Yong, the Venetian Carnival had always been a faraway dream. He often wondered about the costumed people and who they really were. And then, he jumped on the opportunity to travel to Venice, Italy, to photograph the Venetian Carnival, one of the most beautiful festivals in one of the most enchanting cities in the world. In Beginning in Venice, he shares a collection of photographs from that trip and narrates the stories behind the photographs. With an eye for composition and color and for capturing remarkable moments, these pictures document the wonderful events of outrageous costumes set in a medieval environment. It tells a story of history, culture, art, and sensuality. Each image is imbued with Robin Yong’s love for the masquerade and its actors: smiles or frowns on the masks, sparks in the eyes of his models, textures, colors, and minute details in a costume. Through the photographs presented in Beginning in Venice, the beauty and romance of Venice comes alive.
Category: Travel

Of Another World

Author : Monna Dithmer
ISBN : 8772896825
Genre : Psychology
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This book is an international anthology about dance seen as a world of dreams, ideals or paradises lost - a place where identity and reality are at stake. Through essays, interviews, and analytical reflections, such diverse subjects are treated as Bournonville's ideal of a critic, Nijinsky's faun versus the romantic dream of elusive women, the broken marriage between music and dance, dancing as an erotic motif in the paintings of the Danish Golden Age, and the beast in dance from Swan Lake to butoh.
Category: Psychology

The Oracle Ophelia

Author : Mary Colleen Carney
ISBN : 9781625161031
Genre : Fiction
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In a vast land where dark and light spirits have fought for domination over thousands of years, two orphans adopted by the Monastery of the Brotherhood rejoin the fight to sustain the light. Ophelia is traveling home to Ringell, the crown jewel and capital of the land of Hinnom. She goes there to meet Kempis, her surrogate brother also adopted by the brotherhood, now turned priest. She hopes to convince him to travel with her to Havenwood, an ancient site of conflicts between light and dark, where the cold war has again come alive. Abba, the spiritual leader of the creatures of light, reveals his wishes and wisdom through the oracles sent to Ophelia. These oracles prove evasive and dangerous, yet are enlightening to Ophelia and her companions, as their god leads them through a web of darkness that threatens to destroy them all.
Category: Fiction

Love And Labor

Author : Doris Murphy
ISBN : 9780595413447
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Love And Labor is written with so much love for life, human beings, and the written word, that it never feels laborious. The pages and years fly by-from the Depression and sexual revolution of the 30s, through WWII, to the present. Doris Murphy is, of course, at the heart of this memoir, but she shares her story with Joe Murphy, the love of her life, a legend who helped change the course of labor history. -Jonah Raskin, author of American Scream: Allen Ginsberg's 'Howl' and Making of the Beat Generation. An engaging, frank story of an independent young woman's explorations with life and romance culminating in her marrying an equally independent labor leader. There's a rich lode of 20th century cultural history here and a wonderful picture of San Francisco in the 30s, 40s and 50s. What a time to have been young! -Robin Beeman, author of The Lost Art of Desire In a crisp, authoritative and compassionate voice, Doris Murphy records California labor history and her private loves as well. Love And Labor deserves a place in history and writing classes in every high school and college in America. -Chester Aaron, author of Symptoms of Terminal Passion.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Perspectives Of Nonlinear Dynamics

Author : E. Atlee Jackson
ISBN : 0521426324
Genre : Mathematics
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The dynamics of physical, chemical, biological, or fluid systems generally must be described by nonlinear models, whose detailed mathematical solutions are not obtainable. To understand some aspects of such dynamics, various complementary methods and viewpoints are of crucial importance. In this book the perspectives generated by analytical, topological and computational methods, and interplays between them, are developed in a variety of contexts. This book is a comprehensive introduction to this field, suited to a broad readership, and reflecting a wide range of applications. Some of the concepts considered are: topological equivalence; embeddings; dimensions and fractals; Poincaré maps and map-dynamics; empirical computational sciences vis-á-vis mathematics; Ulam's synergetics; Turing's instability and dissipative structures; chaos; dynamic entropies; Lorenz and Rossler models; predator-prey and replicator models; FPU and KAM phenomena; solitons and nonsolitons; coupled maps and pattern dynamics; cellular automata.
Category: Mathematics

Introduction To Spanish Translation

Author : Jack Child
ISBN : 9780761848981
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This text, designed for a third or fourth year college Spanish course, presents the history, theory and practice of Spanish-to-English translation. The emphasis is on general material to be found in current journals and newspapers, with some specialized material from the fields of business, the social sciences, and literature.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

From Out Of The Shadows

Author : Vicki L. Ruiz
ISBN : 9780199888405
Genre : History
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From Out of the Shadows was the first full study of Mexican-American women in the twentieth century. Beginning with the first wave of Mexican women crossing the border early in the century, historian Vicki L. Ruiz reveals the struggles they have faced and the communities they have built. In a narrative enhanced by interviews and personal stories, she shows how from labor camps, boxcar settlements, and urban barrios, Mexican women nurtured families, worked for wages, built extended networks, and participated in community associations--efforts that helped Mexican Americans find their own place in America. She also narrates the tensions that arose between generations, as the parents tried to rein in young daughters eager to adopt American ways. Finally, the book highlights the various forms of political protest initiated by Mexican-American women, including civil rights activity and protests against the war in Vietnam. For this new edition of From Out of the Shadows, Ruiz has written an afterword that continues the story of the Mexicana experience in the United States, as well as outlines new additions to the growing field of Latina history.
Category: History

Into The Land Of Bones

Author : Frank L. Holt
ISBN : 0520940318
Genre : History
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What George W. Bush called the "first war of the twenty-first century" actually began more than 2,300 years ago when Alexander the Great led his army into what is now a sprawling ruin in northern Afghanistan. Accounts of Alexander's invasion of ancient Bactria read eerily like news from our own day. In this vivid, meticulously researched, and elegantly narrated book, Frank L. Holt follows Alexander's historical, archaeological, and numismatic legacy back and forth between ancient Bactria and modern Afghanistan. Recounting the plight of the most powerful leader of the time as he led the most sophisticated army of its day into the treacherous world of tribal warlords, Holt describes those grueling campaigns and the impact they had on Alexander, his generals, their troops, and the world. Into the Land of Bones also examines the conflict from the point of view of the local warlords who pushed the invading Greeks to the limits of their endurance—and sometimes beyond, into mania and mutiny. The lively narrative situates the current war in Afghanistan in a broader historical perspective. Holt explains how the three modern superpowers that have invaded Afghanistan—Britain in the nineteenth century, the Soviets in the twentieth, and the United States in the twenty-first—are continuing the struggle that Alexander began centuries ago. That this legacy continues to play itself out today is a testament to the timeliness of Holt's fascinating and original account.
Category: History