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Tom Clancy S Power And Empire

Author : Marc Cameron
ISBN : 9781405935050
Genre : Fiction
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You've seen the TV series, now read the book. _______ A NOOSE IS TIGHTENING AROUND PRESIDENT JACK RYAN'S AMERICA . . . A container ship from Shanghai explodes on its approach to Seattle. A US spy vessel in the South China Sea tangles with the Chinese navy. A stolen USB stick recovered in Texas exposes a terrorist conspiracy. As America is outmaneuvered by an increasingly bold President Zhou of China, Jack Ryan depends on the operatives of the Campus secret intelligence agency to plug the gaps between diplomacy and negotiation. But as an international summit approaches, Ryan must face Zhou alone. What he doesn't know is that the secret mastermind plotting conspiracy and destruction has had the leader of the free world in his sights all along . . . Praise for Tom Clancy 'He constantly taps the current world situation for its imminent dangers and spins them into an engrossing tale' New York Times 'Heart-stopping action ... entertaining and eminently topical' Washington Post 'Exhilarating. No other novelist is giving so full a picture of modern conflict' Sunday Times 'A brilliantly constructed thriller that packs a punch like Semtex' Daily Mail 'A virtuoso display of page-turning talent' Sunday Express
Category: Fiction

Agent Of Empire

Author : Brady Harrison
ISBN : 0820325449
Genre : Literary Criticism
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At the heart of our ongoing interest in Walker, says Harrison, is the need to understand the ever-shifting ambitions and arguments that have driven American economic, military, and paramilitary ventures around the globe for the past 150 years.".
Category: Literary Criticism

Selling Air Power

Author : Steve Call
ISBN : 1603440917
Genre : History
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In Selling Air Power, Steve Call provides the first comprehensive study of the efforts of post-war air power advocates to harness popular culture in support of their agenda. In the 1940s and much of the 1950s, hardly a month went by without at least one blatantly pro–air power article appearing in general interest magazines. Public fascination with flight helped create and sustain exaggerated expectations for air power in the minds of both its official proponents and the American public. Articles in the Saturday Evening Post, Reader's Digest, and Life trumpeted the secure future assured by American air superiority. Military figures like Henry H. "Hap" Arnold and Curtis E. LeMay, radio-television personalities such as Arthur Godfrey, cartoon figures like Steve Canyon, and actors like Jimmy Stewart played key roles in the unfolding campaign. Movies like Twelve O'Clock High!, The Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell, and A Gathering of Eagles projected onto the public imagination vivid images confirming what was coming to be the accepted wisdom: that America's safety against the Soviet threat could best be guaranteed by air power, coupled with nuclear capability. But as the Cold War continued and the specter of the mushroom cloud grew more prominent in American minds, another, more sinister interpretation began to take hold. Call chronicles the shift away from the heroic, patriotic posture of the years just after World War II, toward the threatening, even bizarre imagery of books and movies like Catch-22, On the Beach, and Dr. Strangelove. Call's careful analysis goes beyond the public relations campaigns to probe the intellectual climate that shaped them and gave them power. Selling Air Power adds a critical layer of understanding to studies in military and aviation history, as well as American popular culture.
Category: History

Command Authority

Author : Tom Clancy
ISBN : 9781405915267
Genre : Fiction
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Command Authority sees the return of Tom Clancy's greatest hero, Jack Ryan. Decades ago, when he was a young CIA analyst, President Jack Ryan, Sr. was sent on what was supposed to be a simple support mission to investigate the death of an operative who had been looking into suspicious banking activities at a Swiss bank. Ryan's dogged tenacity uncovered not only financial deceit, but also the existence of a KGB assassin, code-named Zenith. He was never able to find the killer. But in the shadowy world of covert operations, nothing stays hidden forever. In the present, a new strongman has emerged in the ever-chaotic Russian republic - the enigmatic President Valeri Volodin. His rise to power was meteoric, but shrouded in deception and treachery. The foundations of his personal empire are built on a bloody secret from his past, and he will eliminate anyone who comes close to that truth. For he has set in motion a plot to return Russia to its former glory and might, with the rest of the world once again trembling in fear of the mighty Bear. When an old friend of the Ryans is poisoned by a radioactive agent, the trail leads to Russia. And Jack Ryan, Jr. - aided by his compatriots John Clark and the covert warriors of the secretive Campus - must delve into an international conflict thirty years in the making, and finish what his father started. With President Ryan fighting a desperate campaign to thwart Russian aggression, and his son fighting a silent war against a ruthless foe, the chances for global conflict grow ever greater - and the possibility of survival may soon be lost for all . . . Tom Clancy's Command Authority is a brand new full-throttle all-action adventure, and follows Threat Vector and Locked On as the newest Jack Ryan novel. Praise for Tom Clancy: 'Exhilarating. No other novelist is giving so full a picture of modern conflict' Sunday Times 'The inventor of the techno-thriller' Daily Telegraph
Category: Fiction

Asian American

Author : David Palumbo-Liu
ISBN : 0804734453
Genre : Social Science
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This book argues that the invention of Asian American identities serves as an index to the historical formation of modern America. By tracing constructions of "Asian American" to an interpenetrating dynamic between Asia and America, the author obtains a deeper understanding of key issues in American culture, history, and society. The formation of America in the twentieth century has had everything to do with "westward expansion" across the "Pacific frontier" and the movement of Asians onto American soil. After the passage of the last piece of anti-Asian legislation in the 1930's, the United States found it had to grapple with both the presence of Asians already in America and the imperative to develop its neocolonial interests in East Asia. The author argues that, under these double imperatives, a great wall between "Asian" and "American" is constructed precisely when the two threatened to merge. Yet the very incompleteness of American identity has allowed specific and contingent fusion of "Asian" and "American" at particular historical junctures. From the importation of Asian labor in the mid-nineteenth century, the territorialization of Hawaii and the Philippines in the late-nineteenth century, through wars with Japan, Korea, and Vietnam and the Cold War with China, to today's Asian Pacific Economic Cooperation group, the United States in the modern age has seen its national identity as strongly attached to the Pacific. As this has taken place, so has the formation of a variety of Asian American identities. Each contains a specific notion of America and reveals a particular conception of "Asian" and "American." Complicating the usual notion of "identity politics" and drawing on a wide range of writings—sociological, historical, cultural, medical, anthropological, geographic, economic, journalistic, and political—the author studies both how the formation of these identifications discloses the response of America to the presence of Asians and how Asian Americans themselves have inhabited these roles and resisted such categorizations, inventing their own particular subjectivities as Americans.
Category: Social Science

Dead Or Alive

Author : Tom Clancy
ISBN : 9780425263532
Genre : Fiction
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Receiving intelligence from the Campus that the world's most threatening terrorist has been tracked to a specific location, Jack Ryan, Jr., the organization's latest recruits and his cousins embark on a dangerous mission to capture him. By the best-selling author of The Hunt for Red October. Reprint.
Category: Fiction

Microtimes

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105021389536
Genre : Microcomputers
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The Making Of A Blockbuster

Author : Gail DeGeorge
ISBN : WISC:89058471178
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Traces the career of the onetime garbageman, now head of the enormously successful Blockbuster Video chain and a major player in the merger of Viacom and Paramount, detailing his management style and strategies. 50,000 first printing. $50,000 ad/promo.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Elizabeth

Author : David Starkey
ISBN : STANFORD:36105127416779
Genre : Great Britain
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"This lavishly illustrated book ties in with a major international exhibition opening at the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich on 1 May 2003. Timed to commemorate the 400th anniversary since the death of Queen Elizabeth 1 in 1603, and sponsored by Morgan Stanley, the exhibition brings together a wealth of paintings, manuscripts, fine art objects and personal effects which illuminate Elizabeth's fascinating history. Elizabeth was born at Greenwich and spent her first months at Greenwich Palace, on the site of what is now a World Heritage Site, Maritime Greenwich. The book, containing contributions from a number of well-known experts on Tudor history, will focus on Elizabeth's Court as well as her relationship with the City of London and its increasingly influential mercantile class. It will also reflect the importance of Elizabeth's maritime adventurers, and their role in creating wealth for the crown, burgeoning maritime enterprise and the beginnings of an overseas empire."
Category: Great Britain