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Imperfect Strangers

Author : Salim Yaqub
ISBN : 9781501706882
Genre : History
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In Imperfect Strangers, Salim Yaqub argues that the 1970s were a pivotal decade for U.S.-Arab relations, whether at the upper levels of diplomacy, in street-level interactions, or in the realm of the imagination. In those years, Americans and Arabs came to know each other as never before. With Western Europe’s imperial legacy fading in the Middle East, American commerce and investment spread throughout the Arab world. The United States strengthened its strategic ties to some Arab states, even as it drew closer to Israel. Maneuvering Moscow to the sidelines, Washington placed itself at the center of Arab-Israeli diplomacy. Meanwhile, the rise of international terrorism, the Arab oil embargo and related increases in the price of oil, and expanding immigration from the Middle East forced Americans to pay closer attention to the Arab world. Yaqub combines insights from diplomatic, political, cultural, and immigration history to chronicle the activities of a wide array of American and Arab actors—political leaders, diplomats, warriors, activists, scholars, businesspeople, novelists, and others. He shows that growing interdependence raised hopes for a broad political accommodation between the two societies. Yet a series of disruptions in the second half of the decade thwarted such prospects. Arabs recoiled from a U.S.-brokered peace process that fortified Israel’s occupation of Arab land. Americans grew increasingly resentful of Arab oil pressures, attitudes dovetailing with broader anti-Muslim sentiments aroused by the Iranian hostage crisis. At the same time, elements of the U.S. intelligentsia became more respectful of Arab perspectives as a newly assertive Arab American community emerged into political life. These patterns left a contradictory legacy of estrangement and accommodation that continued in later decades and remains with us today.
Category: History

Imperfect Strangers

Author : Mary
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She’s looking for a forever kind of guy, he might not live to see tomorrow. Bethany Connell had one goal: keep her cookies in her basket. And by cookies, she means sex. She will not be distracted by a pretty face and rock hard body. Been there, done that (literally), and now it’s time to get serious. This time, she’s wants a grown up relationship. Something steady. Something forever. Aaaand then she wakes up in bed with New York City’s sexiest and most eligible bachelor. Oops. For Brent Crawford, only two things really matter: football and family. And with his brother out of the country, he’s left with football. Except . . . one more pass, and the game could kill him (literally). He’s been hiding a potentially lethal heart condition from everyone. Now, he needs to focus on his health and make serious decisions about his future. He has no time for anything else. And then he wakes up in bed with a spitfire blonde that needs his help and a place to stay. They are two people who don’t want anything to do with each other . . . will they find what they really need?
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Imperfect Strangers

Author : Stuart Woods
ISBN : 0060177756
Genre : Fiction
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During a flight from London to New York, while watching Hitchcock's film Strangers on a Train, Sandy Kinsolving and a neighboring stranger commiserate with each other over their spousal headaches, a conversation that has deadly implications. 100,000 first printing. $150,000 ad/promo. Tour.
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Imperfect Strangers

Author : Mary Frame
ISBN : 1730719384
Genre : Football stories
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She's looking for a forever kind of guy, he might not live to see tomorrow.Bethany Connell has one goal: keep her cookies in her basket. And by cookies, she means sex. She will not be distracted by a pretty face and a rock-hard body again. This time, she wants a grown-up relationship. Something steady. Something forever.And then she wakes up in bed with New York City's sexiest playboy. For Brent Crawford, only one thing matters: football. Except one more pass, and the game could kill him. Literally. With a lethal heart condition he's been hiding from everyone, he's got nothing to offer a woman, between the sheets or anywhere else. And then he wakes up in bed with a spitfire blonde who needs his all.So right for each other, Bethany and Brent are convinced now is the wrong time.But they're about to find out it's never too late to heal a broken heart.
Category: Football stories

Imperfect Strangers

Author : Claudia Finkelstein
ISBN : 0759620547
Genre : Fiction
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Love With Imperfect Strangers

Author : Em Elless
ISBN : 0985822457
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A serious comedy set in an American city where love is complicated by reality.Amy thinks Jerry is a hypochondriac and angst-ridden worry wart, but other than that she really loves him. Jerry thinks Amy is amazing and perfect, an impossible standard he can never measure up to, so is it his fault he's preoccupied with the frustrating, really bad, inconceivable reality of today's world? Amy finally gives Jerry an ultimatum: either make their relationship a priority, or it's over. He doesn't, and she leaves.Jerry's only hope winning her back is a Psyche Investigator named Mason Burr who claims he can solve hang-ups in one day. Time-wise this works for Jerry--if he lives through it. Burr's office is in a dangerous part of town known as the Crosshairs District. Nothing prepares Jerry for the characters he meets, the gunshots and trail of blood and ominous footsteps in the dead of night. All Jerry wants is to unload on Burr and make it out alive. But dumping baggage is never easy. And where, during all this, is Amy? He wouldn't want to know.
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Imperfect Stranger

Author : Elizabeth Oldfield
ISBN : 9781459252318
Genre : Fiction
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Appearances can be deceptive… As a stranger, Flynn had just one imperfection: an overriding obsession with secrecy. Danielle was intrigued—dangerously sexy, Flynn had awakened more than her journalistic curiosity. She sensed a story; she also sensed trouble. The problem was, the more involved she got, the less convinced Danielle was that she was chasing the story and not Flynn! Was she falling for a man who didn't even trust her with his last name?
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The Rights Of Strangers

Author : Georg Cavallar
ISBN : 9781351540964
Genre : History
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This study investigates the thinking of European authors from Vitoria to Kant about political justice, the global community, and the rights of strangers as one special form of interaction among individuals of divergent societies, political communities, and cultures. Taking an interdisciplinary approach, it covers historical material from a predominantly philosophical perspective, interpreting authors who have tackled problems related to the rights of strangers under the heading of international hospitality. Their analyses of the civitas maxima or the societas humani generis covered the nature of the global commonwealth. Their doctrines of natural law (ius naturae) were supposed to provide what we nowadays call theories of political justice. The focus of the work is on international hospitality as part of the law of nations, on its scope and justification. It follows the political ideas of Francisco de Vitoria and the Second Scholastic in the 16th century, of Alberico Gentili, Hugo Grotius, Samuel Pufendorf, Christian Wolff, Emer de Vattel, Johann Jacob Moser, and Immanuel Kant. It draws attention to the international dimension of political thought in Thomas Hobbes, John Locke, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, David Hume, Adam Smith, and others. This is predominantly a study in intellectual history which contextualizes ideas, but also emphasizes their systematic relevance.
Category: History

Imperfect Cosmopolis

Author : Georg Cavallar
ISBN : 9780708323687
Genre : History
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The unifying theme of the book is the imperfect nature of the cosmopolitan approaches and schemes of selected writers in early modern European history. It challenges the widespread assumption that the eighteenth century was a cosmopolitan century, and argues that many writers labelled as ‘cosmopolitans’ turn out to be half-way cosmopolitans at best, writers focussing on European society (rather than their own home countries), or endorsing a form of cosmopolitanism very different from contemporary notions. Individual chapters analyse the cosmopolitan dimension of the so-called ‘classical’ writers of the law of nations like Vitoria, Wolff or Vattel and their role as possible accomplices of European colonialism and exploitation, the pan-European or cosmopolitan plans of some British authors, the economic, indirect and weak cosmopolitanism of more mainstream authors like Hume or Smith, and late eighteenth-century international legal theory and its gradual move towards a state-centred approach. The idea of a universal natural law was compatible with a hierarchy of races in the past. Moral or human rights cosmopolitanism was often imperfect, half-hearted, or half-baked, though the book argues that we should be lenient with these early attempts. Forms of indirect, long-term economic cosmopolitanism usually triumphed over its contractual version. One chapter offers an interpretation of a passage in Kant’s Perpetual Peace, where he characterized the natural lawyers Grotius, Pufendorf und Vattel as “miserable comforters”, and an exposition of his criticism of their international theories from a cosmopolitan perspective.
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