A Fleeting Moment In My Country

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A Fleeting Moment in My Country

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Little is known about the Tamil liberation cause and struggle, as it has been widely dismissed by global powers of all persuasions-the USA, Russia, China and India-each driven by their own realpolitik concerns and self- interests. This book, written by a Diaspora Tamil engaged in human rights work in the Tamil-controlled area of Vanni up until it was overrun by Sri Lankan forces, provides a compelling insider’s look at the motivations, issues and complexities of this largely secret civil war; the entire text is based on first hand observation and includes sociological insights based on these first hand observations. Isolatd in their struggle and condemned by world opinion, the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Elam (LTTE) nonetheless proved capable of withstanding all external forces for a period of decades, drawing large numbers of Tamils, both inside Sri Lanka and outside in the Tamil Diaspora, to support tits cause. The LTTE created a progressive internal movement that succeeded in breaking down ancient caste barriers that had resisted the political inducements and leadership of figures such as Gandhi, and inculcated a climate of social justice and equality. This book describes what life was like on the ground inside Tamil- controlled territory where the forces of war were held at bay-what the author has referred to in the title of this book as "The Fleeting Moment...". What followed was a process of the destruction of everything that she described when it was overrun by the Sri Lankan army and the Tamil genocide began.

Religion, Conflict and Peace in Sri Lanka

Religion, Conflict and Peace in Sri Lanka Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jude Lal Fernando
Editor: LIT Verlag Münster
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"A detailed and original work on a specific conflict....A useful platform for wider insights into the requirements of conflict resolution and peacebuilding processes more generally." -- Dr. Iain Atack, International Peace Studies, Irish School of Ecumenics, Trinity Coll., Dublin *** "A very valuable contribution to the history and the sociology of Sri Lanka and also to the search for a just solution for the Tamils." -- Francois Houtart, Professor Emeritus, Catholic U. of Louvain *** "The author's mastery of Sinhala, Tamil and English has given him a special cultural competence to analyse the Sri Lankan conflict within a geopolitical setting." -- Peter Schalk, Professor Emeritus, Uppsala U. *** "A challenging contribution to an ongoing critical examination of the connection between state and religion." -- Prof. Dr. Lieve Troch, Cultural and Religious Sciences, UMESP, Sao Paulo (Series: Theology, Ethics and Interreligious Relations. Studies in Ecumenics - Vol. 2)

Survival Media

Survival Media Pdf/ePub eBook Author: S. Perera
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 1137444649
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Through the narratives and movements of survivors of the war in Lanka these interconnected essays develop the concept of 'survival media' as embodied and expressive forms of mobility across borders.

The Tamil Genocide by Sri Lanka

The Tamil Genocide by Sri Lanka Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Francis Boyle
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ISBN: 0932863876
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Sri Lanka’s government declared victory in May, 2009, in one of the world’s most intractable wars after a series of battles in which it killed the leader of the Tamil Tigers, who had been fighting to create a separate homeland for the country’s ethnic Tamil minority. The United Nations said the conflict had killed between 80,000 and 100,000 people in Sri Lanka since full-scale civil war broke out in 1983. A US State Department report offered a grisly catalogue of alleged abuses, including the killing of captives or combatants seeking surrender, the abduction and in some cases murder of Tamil civilians, and dismal humanitarian conditions in camps for displaced persons. Human Rights Watch said the U.S. report should dispel any doubts that serious abuses were committed during the final months of the 26-year civil war. The report gains added significance since, during these five months, the Sri Lankan Government denied independent observers, including the media and human rights organizations, access to the war zone, and conducted a “war without witnesses.” This book traces the ongoing engagement of international lawyer Francis A. Boyle during the last years of the conflict. Boyle was among the very few addressing the international legal implications of the Sri Lankan Government’s grave and systematic violations of Tamil human rights while the conflict was taking place. This is the first book to develop an authoritative case for genocide against the Government of Sri Lanka under international law.

Sri Lanka's Secrets

Sri Lanka's Secrets Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Trevor Grant
Editor: Monash University Publishing
ISBN: 1922235539
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As the civil war in Sri Lanka drew to its bloody end in 2009 the government of this island nation removed its protection from UN officials and employees, who, along with other international observers, were forced to leave the conflict zone. President Mahinda Rajapaksa and his inner circle wanted, it seemed, a war without witness. The end result was the deliberate slaughter of an estimated 70,000 innocent civilians. However, many survivors, and some who died, were able to capture on camera the horrifying conclusion to the war and the cruel deprivations of the internment camps that followed. Today, through their images and testimony, Rajapaksa stands accused of war crimes. In Sri Lanka’s Secrets experienced journalist Trevor Grant presents the shocking story of the final days of this war, alongside the photographs and eye-witness accounts of many Tamils, including Maravan, a social worker who fled to Australia by boat after being tortured by soldiers seeking his folio of photographs. Grant also details the continuing torture and abuse of Tamils in Sri Lanka, and some national governments’ ongoing support for a regime that has abandoned any pretense of democracy. Foremost among these enthusiastic supporters has been the Government of Australia, cynically preoccupied with ‘stopping the boats’ fleeing Sri Lankan state terror. At any cost.

Rebel Courts

Rebel Courts Pdf/ePub eBook Author: René Provost
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190912243
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Warzones are sometimes described as lawless, but this is rarely the case. Armed insurgents often replace the state as the provider of law and justice in areas under their authority. Based on extensive fieldwork, Rebel Courts offers a compelling and unique insight into the judicial governance of armed groups, a phenomenon never studied comprehensively until now. Using a series of detailed case studies of non-state armed groups in a diverse range of conflict situations, including the FARC (Colombia), Islamic State (Syria and Iraq), Taliban (Afghanistan), Tamil Tigers (Sri Lanka), PKK (Turkey), PYD (Syria), and KRG (Iraq), Rebel Courts argues that it is possible for non-state armed groups to legally establish and operate a system of courts to administer justice. Rules of public international law that regulate the conduct of war can be interpreted as authorising the establishment of rebel courts by armed groups. When operating in a manner consistent with due process, rebel courts demand a certain degree of recognition by international states, institutions, and even other non-state armed groups. With legal analysis enriched by insights from other disciplines, Rebel Courts is a must read for all scholars and professionals interested in law, justice, and the effectiveness of global legal standards in situations of armed conflict.

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Noah Berlatsky
Editor: Greenhaven Publishing LLC
ISBN: 0737770163
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This collection of essays explores decades of conflict and violence in Sri Lanka and the acts of genocide and crimes against humanity that have resulted. Readers will understand the historical background on the years of conflict, with an examination of the controversies surrounding this conflict. Essays explain the roots of the violence, assertions that genocide was committed by both sides, and the state of the postwar peace process. Background information and first person accounts of the events are provided as well, to give the reader a more rounded knowledge of the events.

The Belvedere Legacy

The Belvedere Legacy Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Marjorie Estes
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1453553444
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This is the story of a house that enchants those who enter its doors. Where love, passion and deceit are born. In South-Eastern England, this beautiful country Tudor mansion is haven to the Chandler family, whose lives are shattered by two wars - World War I & World War II. A Saga of two brothers: Gavin, inspired by love of his country enlists in the Great War. And Charles, whose enduring passion for his home is driven to deception. Pulled in different directions by inescapable forces - a fortune coveted, a brother betrayed. Who will possess the Belvedere Legacy?

Knight in Black Velvet

Knight in Black Velvet Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Helen Brooks
Editor: Harlequin
ISBN: 1459263448
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Stranger to the rescue! Lorne had been in desperate trouble, stranded in Spain with no choice but to hope for the mercy of strangers…. Fortunately, her prayers were answered by a very handsome stranger indeed! Francisco de Vega took his role as a knight to the rescue very seriously. He was going to look after Lorne in the best way he could…by taking her to his home! Lorne soon realized she'd jumped out of the frying pan into the fire. Francisco had dark secrets in his past. Falling in love with him was dangerous—but that's exactly what Lorne was beginning to do! "Helen Brooks pens a superb story." —Romantic Times


Succession Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Livi Michael
Editor: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0241966698
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'In Succession Livi Michael engages meticulously with the diverse historical accounts of the Wars of the Roses, but she also invests intimate and poignant humanity into the personal tragedies of an era wrought with conflict and terror.' Elizabeth Fremantle, author of Queen's Gambit Behind the bloody battle scenes of the Wars of the Roses lie the sinewy political skills of a remarkable pair of women. Margaret of Anjou, French, beautiful, unpopular; her marriage in 1444 to a young Henry VI causes national uproar. As English rule in France collapses, Henry goes insane, civil war erupts, and families are pitted against each other. With Henry VI incapacitated, Margaret Anjou is left to fight alone for her son's position as rightful heir. Meanwhile Margaret Beaufort, nobly born but far more distant from the throne, becomes a great heiress while only an infant. Her childhood is lived in echoing remote castles and she is lonely and vulnerable: everyone at Henry's court competes to be her guardian and to engineer an advantageous alliance through marriage to her. By the age of thirteen, she has married twice and given birth to her only son - the future King of England. But then she is separated from him . . . and her fight really begins Succession is the intense and powerful story of the women who gave birth to the Tudor dynasty.

Killed in Action-struck by Lightning

Killed in Action-struck by Lightning Pdf/ePub eBook Author: John W. Bennett
Editor: Dorrance Publishing
ISBN: 1434902994
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5 Novels

5 Novels Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Ahmed Fagih
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1469100401
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Maria's Story

Maria's Story Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Joseph Kula,Maria Kula
Editor: FriesenPress
ISBN: 1460208587
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Maria's Story is a true account of a Polish teen's trials and tribulations as a slave girl of the Nazis in the Second World War. Driven out of Krakow during the invasion by the German Army, Maria and her sister Stefania flee for the safety of their country village only to be rounded up and sent to forced labor in Greater Germania. The loveliness of their new home in an alpine village in Austria belies the hardship and loneliness they endure among strangers in a strange land. It's Maria's faith that keeps her going and it's her faith that gives her the strength to provide for and protect her love child after a dangerous secret liaison with one of the sons of the landowner for whom she toiled. Liberated by the American Army, Maria miraculously finds herself in a Polish Army camp in Italy where she has a whirlwind romance with a handsome young war hero, who takes her on an incredible journey that brings them to yet another land and an uncertain post-war future.

The Confucian-Legalist State: A New Theory of Chinese History

The Confucian-Legalist State: A New Theory of Chinese History Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Dingxin Zhao
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190463619
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In The Confucian-Legalist State, Dingxin Zhao offers a radically new analysis of Chinese imperial history from the eleventh century BCE to the fall of the Qing dynasty. This study first uncovers the factors that explain how, and why, China developed into a bureaucratic empire under the Qin dynasty in 221 BCE. It then examines the political system that crystallized during the Western Han dynasty, a system that drew on China's philosophical traditions of Confucianism and Legalism. Despite great changes in China's demography, religion, technology, and socioeconomic structures, this Confucian-Legalist political system survived for over two millennia. Yet, it was precisely because of the system's resilience that China, for better or worse, did not develop industrial capitalism as Western Europe did, notwithstanding China's economic prosperity and technological sophistication beginning with the Northern Song dynasty. In examining the nature of this political system, Zhao offers a new way of viewing Chinese history, one that emphasizes the importance of structural forces and social mechanisms in shaping historical dynamics. As a work of historical sociology, The Confucian-Legalist State aims to show how the patterns of Chinese history were not shaped by any single force, but instead by meaningful activities of social actors which were greatly constrained by, and at the same time reproduced and modified, the constellations of political, economic, military, and ideological forces. This book thus offers a startling new understanding of long-term patterns of Chinese history, one that should trigger debates for years to come among historians, political scientists, and sociologists.


THE ACQUITTAL Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Pat Simmons
Editor: Pat Simmons
ISBN: 148009482X
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Two worlds apart, but their hearts dance to the same African drum beat. On a professional level, Dr. Rainey Reynolds is a competent, highly sought-after orthodontist. Inwardly, he needs to be set free from the chaos of revelations that make him question if happiness is obtainable. His father, the upstanding OB/GYN socialite is currently serving prison time after admitting his guilt in an old crime. His older sister refuses to move past the betrayal and attempts to use Rainey as a crutch, but her bitterness is only keeping the family at odds as his twin sister, Cheney Reynolds Jamieson, tries to rebuild a damaged relationship caused by decisions she made in the past. To get away from the drama, Rainey is willing to leave the country under the guise of a mission trip with Dentist Without Borders. Will changing his surroundings really change him? If one woman can heal his wounds, then he will believe that there is really peace after the storm. Ghanaian beauty Josephine Abena Yaa Amoah returns to Africa after completing her studies as an exchange student in St. Louis, Missouri. She'll never forget the good friends she made while living there. She couldn't count Rainey in that circle because she rejected his advances for good causes. Josephine didn't believe in picking up the pieces as the rebound woman from an old relationship that Rainey seems to wear on his sleeve. Although her heart bleeds for his peace, she knows she must step back and pray for Rainey's surrender to Christ in order for God to acquit him of his self-inflicted mental torture. In the Motherland of Ghana, Africa, Rainey not only visits the places of his ancestors, will he embrace the liberty that Christ's Blood really does set every man free.

Thine is the Kingdom

Thine is the Kingdom Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Bishop Emmanuel Mc Lorren
Editor: iUniverse
ISBN: 1462035701
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Thine is the Kingdom, is a literary challenge to readers, to seek first the rule and authority of the Kingdom of Almighty God, in their lives. The author sets an atmosphere for one to develop a passion to be in the presence of the King of kings. The revelation of sonship and clear ambassadorial vision will develop the understanding of the believer's royal position in Christ. By reading this book, one will receive knowledge that would transform through the truths of God's Word in John 8:32, "And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free".

Mission: Tomorrow

Mission: Tomorrow Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Bryan Thomas Schmidt
Editor: Baen Publishing Enterprises
ISBN: 1625794576
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NEW STORIES OF THE FUTURE OF SPACE EXPLORATION. Original anthology of stories about near-future space exploration from top authors. Includes stories by Jack McDevitt, Michael F. Flynn, Sarah A. Hoyt, Ben Bova, Mike Resnick, and many more. In Mission: Tomorrow, science fiction writers imagine the future of space exploration with NASA no longer dominant. Will private companies rule the stars or will new governments take up the call? From Brazilians to Russians to Chinese, the characters in these stories deal with everything from strange encounters, to troubled satellites and space ships, to competition for funding and getting there first. Nineteen stories of what-if spanning the gamut from Mercury to Pluto and beyond, assembled by critically praised editor Bryan Thomas Schmidt. With stories by: Jack McDevitt Alex Shvartsman Lezli Robyn Robert Silverberg Michael F. Flynn Brenda Cooper Michael Capobianco Sarah A. Hoyt Mike Resnick David D. Levine James Gunn and more At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management).

Harlequin Romantic Suspense August 2014 Bundle

Harlequin Romantic Suspense August 2014 Bundle Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Marie Ferrarella,Elle James,C.J. Miller,Lara Lacombe
Editor: Harlequin
ISBN: 1460339819
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Looking for heart-racing romance and high-stakes suspense? Read stories filled with life-and-death situations that cause sparks to fly between adventurous, strong women and brave, powerful men. Harlequin Romantic Suspense brings you all that and more with these four new full-length titles for one great price! DEADLY ALLURE By New York Times bestselling author Elle James Special agent Nicole Steele gets up close and personal with former Special Ops soldier Dave Logsdon while hiding out on his boat. But can she trust him with a secret that threatens the nation? CAVANAUGH STRONG (Cavanaugh Justice) By USA TODAY bestselling author Marie Ferrarella When her family is threatened, detective and single mom Noelle turns to her new partner, the sexy Duncan Cavanaugh, never realizing his promise to serve and protect includes her daughter, and her heart. UNDER THE SHEIK'S PROTECTION By C.J. Miller Sarah is shocked to learn her mystery lover is Middle Eastern royalty. When attempts are made on both their lives, she’ll have to choose—walk away or fight alongside him, for her life and a future…together. FATAL FALLOUT By Lara Lacombe When nuclear scientist Claire is targeted, FBI agent Thomas Kincannon is assigned to protect her. What should be an easy task is soon complicated as the assassin kidnaps Thomas's niece and offers an exchange: the little girl for Claire.

London's Wicked Affair

London's Wicked Affair Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Anabelle Bryant
Editor: Zebra Books
ISBN: 1420146440
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A free-spirited lady falls for her matchmaker in this Regency romance series opener by the USA Today–bestselling author of Duchess If You Dare. Lunden Beckford, Duke of Scarsdale, has chosen to exile himself far from London, with its painful memories and cruel gossip. Forced back to town on business, he’s eager to make his stay as brief as possible. But first, he must honor his promise to find a suitable husband for his friend’s little sister. On one hand, Amelia Strathmore has grown into a stunning, statuesque beauty. On the other, the willful chit is more likely to scandalize a drawing room with her outspoken opinions than blush prettily. At least she agrees to accept his help—if he fulfills certain conditions . . . Though duty-bound to marry, Amelia longs to secretly enjoy some of life’s freedoms first. In this, as in many things, Lunden proves an excellent guide. In fact, Amelia’s girlhood admiration for her brother’s friend is fast becoming something far less innocent. Lunden believes he’s known too much darkness to offer any woman happiness. Yet Amelia is starting to see how much pleasure can lie within the right partnership—especially if one is willing to be a little wicked . . . Praise for London’s Wicked Affair “Entertaining . . . . Those who appreciate headstrong heroines will appreciate [Amelia’s] story.” —Publishers Weekly

Living My Life (Two Volumes in One)

Living My Life (Two Volumes in One) Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Emma Goldman
Editor: Cosimo, Inc.
ISBN: 1616405643
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Radical thinker and writer Emma Goldman presents her life story and memories in Living My Life, first published in 1931. Originally two volumes, it is published here as a combined edition. From her arrival in New York as a 20-year-old seamstress, when she immediately launched into a life of activism and public agitation, she recalls her childhood in Lithuania, her immigration to the U.S. as a teenager, and her wild adventures as an independent and intelligent woman. An important and influential figure in such far-flung geopolitical events as the Russian Revolution and the Spanish Civil War, Goldman is one of the most storied people of the 20th century. And her story, in her own inimitable words, is one of the great biographies, and one of the great personal histories of a turbulent era. Anarchist and feminist EMMA GOLDMAN (1869-1940) is one of the towering figures in global radicalism of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Born in Lithuania, she emigrated to the United States as a teenager, was deported in 1919 for her criticism of the U.S. military draft in World War I, and died in Toronto after a globetrotting life. An early advocate of birth control, women's rights, and workers' unions, she was an important and influential figure in such far-flung geopolitical events as the Russian Revolution and the Spanish Civil War. Among her many books are My Disillusionment in Russia (1925) and Living My Life (1931).

Philly Sports

Philly Sports Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Ryan Swanson,David K. Wiggins
Editor: University of Arkansas Press
ISBN: 1610755871
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Philadelphia sports—anchored by the Eagles, Flyers, Phillies, and 76ers—have a long, and sometimes tortured, history. Philly fans have booed more than their share and have earned a reputation as some of the most hostile in the country. They’ve been known, so the tales go, to jeer Santa Claus and cheer at the injury of an opposing player. Strangely though, much of America’s perception of Philadelphia sports has been shaped by a fictional figure: Rocky. The series of Hollywood films named after their title character has told and retold the Cinderella story of an underdog boxer rising up against long odds. One could plausibly make the argument that Rocky is Philadelphia’s most famous athlete. Beyond the major sports franchises and Rocky, lesser-known athletic competition in Philadelphia offers much to the interested observer. The city’s boxing culture, influence on Negro Leagues baseball, role in establishing interscholastic sport, and leadership in the rise of cricket all deserve and receive close investigation in this new collection. Philly Sports combines primary research and personal experiences—playing in the Palestra, scouting out the tombstones of the city’s best athletes, enjoying the fervor of a Philadelphia night with a local team in pursuit of a championship title. The essence of Philadelphia sport, and to a certain extent the city itself, is distilled here.

The Faith of Christopher Hitchens

The Faith of Christopher Hitchens Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Larry Alex Taunton
Editor: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 0718022181
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2016 Winner of the Gospel Coalition Book Awards At the time of his death, Christopher Hitchens was the most notorious atheist in the world. And yet, all was not as it seemed. “Nobody is not a divided self, of course,” he once told an interviewer, “but I think it’s rather strong in my case.” Hitchens was a man of many contradictions: a Marxist in youth who longed for acceptance among the social elites; a peacenik who revered the military; a champion of the Left who was nonetheless pro-life, pro-war-on-terror, and after 9/11 something of a neocon; and while he railed against God on stage, he maintained meaningful—though largely hidden from public view—friendships with evangelical Christians like Francis Collins, Douglas Wilson, and the author Larry Alex Taunton. In The Faith of Christopher Hitchens, Taunton offers a very personal perspective of one of our most interesting and most misunderstood public figures. Writing with genuine compassion and without compromise, Taunton traces Hitchens’s spiritual and intellectual development from his decision as a teenager to reject belief in God to his rise to prominence as one of the so-called “Four Horsemen” of the New Atheism. While Hitchens was, in the minds of many Christians, Public Enemy Number One, away from the lights and the cameras a warm friendship flourished between Hitchens and the author; a friendship that culminated in not one, but two lengthy road trips where, after Hitchens’s diagnosis of esophageal cancer, they studied the Bible together. The Faith of Christopher Hitchens gives us a candid glimpse into the inner life of this intriguing, sometimes maddening, and unexpectedly vulnerable man. “If everyone in the United States had the same qualities of loyalty and care and concern for others that Larry Taunton had, we'd be living in a much better society than we do.” ~ Christopher Hitchens

Still Counting the Dead

Still Counting the Dead Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Frances Harrison
Editor: House of Anansi
ISBN: 1770893059
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"An extraordinary book. This dignified, just and unbearable account of the dark heart of Sri Lanka needs to be read by everyone." — Roma Tearne, author of Mosquito The tropical island of Sri Lanka is a paradise for tourists, but in 2009 it became a hell for its Tamil minority, as decades of civil war between the Tamil Tiger guerrillas and the government reached its bloody climax. Caught in the crossfire were hundreds of thousands of schoolchildren, doctors, farmers, fishermen, nuns, and other civilians. And the government ensured through a strict media blackout that the world was unaware of their suffering. Now, a UN enquiry has called for war crimes investigation, and Frances Harrison, a BBC correspondent for Sri Lanka during the conflict, recounts those crimes for the first time in sobering, shattering detail.

Juliette Drouet's Love-Letters to Victor Hugo : Edited with a Biography of Juliette Drouet

Juliette Drouet's Love-Letters to Victor Hugo : Edited with a Biography of Juliette Drouet Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Louis Guimbaud,Juliette Drouet
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Juliette Drouet's Love-Letters to Victor Hugo : Edited with a Biography of Juliette Drouet In the first portion we present the biography of Juliette Drouet in the form of a series of synthetic tableaux, each tableau summarising several lustres of her life. We thus avoid the long-drawn-out narrative, year by year, of an existence devoid of incident or adventure. In the second, we publish those letters which strike us as peculiarly eloquent, witty, or lyrical. In the light shed upon them by the preliminary biography, they form, as one might say, its justification and natural sequel. At the outset of her liaison with the poet Juliette does not date her “scribbles”; she merely notes the time of day and the day of the week, until about 1840; we have therefore been obliged to content ourselves with the classification effected by her in the collection of her manuscripts, and preserved by her executor. From 1840 she dated every sheet. Consequently our work simultaneously achieves more precision and certainty.

The Semantics of I Am

The Semantics of I Am Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Geoff Keall
Editor: Balboa Press
ISBN: 1982290072
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Sometimes the events of life can leave us resigned to feeling trapped within a seemingly inescapable maze of intolerable suffering. A constant struggle with challenges can be a sign of living from the ego. The good news is that there are ways to transform an attitude from ego limitation to one of infinite possibilities and abundance. In a guide to improving the whole self, Geoff Keall interweaves personal stories inspired by his family’s recovery from generational childhood sexual assault with practical wisdom to guide others through a simple formula that encourages a change in perspective to escape limiting views and constant mental chatter and move toward greater self-awareness in all areas of life. Through his insight and tips, others will learn how to: • overcome early misunderstandings to eliminate anxiety, fears, and frustration; • quiet self-defeating mind chatter; • create abundance from thoughts; and • live in a state of grace and calm. The Semantics of i AM shares personal anecdotes, tips, and revelations that reveal a different way of thinking that leads to inner peace and a better view of what it means to be alive.

Soviet Baby Boomers

Soviet Baby Boomers Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Donald J. Raleigh
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199876800
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Donald Raleigh's Soviet Baby Boomers traces the collapse of the Soviet Union and the transformation of Russia into a modern, highly literate, urban society through the fascinating life stories of the country's first post-World War II, Cold War generation. For this book, Raleigh has interviewed sixty 1967 graduates of two "magnet" secondary schools that offered intensive instruction in English, one in Moscow and one in provincial Saratov. Part of the generation that began school the year the country launched Sputnik into space, they grew up during the Cold War, but in a Soviet Union increasingly distanced from the excesses of Stalinism. In this post-Stalin era, the Soviet leadership dismantled the Gulag, ruled without terror, promoted consumerism, and began to open itself to an outside world still fearful of Communism. Raleigh is one of the first scholars of post-1945 Soviet history to draw extensively on oral history, a particularly useful approach in studying a country where the boundaries between public and private life remained porous and the state sought to peer into every corner of people's lives. During and after the dissolution of the USSR, Russian citizens began openly talking about their past, trying to make sense of it, and Raleigh has made the most of this new forthrightness. He has created an extraordinarily rich composite narrative and embedded it in larger historical narratives of Cold War, de-Stalinization, "overtaking" America, opening up to the outside world, economic stagnation, dissent, emigration, the transition to a market economy, the transformation of class, ethnic, and gender relations, and globalization. Including rare photographs of daily life in Cold War Russia, Soviet Baby Boomers offers an intimate portrait of a generation that has remained largely faceless until now.

Resolving the Cyprus Conflict

Resolving the Cyprus Conflict Pdf/ePub eBook Author: M. Michael
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 0230103383
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By placing the conflict in its historical, ideological, ethno-political and geostrategic context, the book extends beyond conventional realist approaches and lays bare those less visible dimensions that are often ignored by analysts and policy-makers alike.

Forever Sunshine

Forever Sunshine Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Monica Lykissas
Editor: Dorrance Publishing
ISBN: 1434991555
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This book portrays part of the author's life during the seventies in Spain.

Mystic Chords

Mystic Chords Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Manish Soni
Editor: Algora Publishing
ISBN: 1892941708
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Citing baby-boomer favorites including Bob Dylan, Bob Marley, the Beatles and other rock greats, the author shows that they have drawn on the same primal source from which mythology, dreams, and poetic insight arise. (Music)

Defund Fear

Defund Fear Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Zach Norris
Editor: Beacon Press
ISBN: 0807029882
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A groundbreaking new vision for public safety that overturns more than 200 years of fear-based discrimination, othering, and punishment As the effects of aggressive policing and mass incarceration harm historically marginalized communities and tear families apart, how do we define safety? In a time when the most powerful institutions in the United States are embracing the repressive and racist systems that keep many communities struggling and in fear, we need to reimagine what safety means. Community leader and lawyer Zach Norris lays out a radical way to shift the conversation about public safety away from fear and punishment and toward growth and support systems for our families and communities. In order to truly be safe, we are going to have to dismantle our mentality of Us vs. Them. By bridging the divides and building relationships with one another, we can dedicate ourselves to strategic, smart investments—meaning resources directed toward our stability and well-being, like healthcare and housing, education and living-wage jobs. This is where real safety begins. Originally published in hardcover as We Keep Us Safe: Building Secure, Just, and Inclusive Communities, Defund Fear is a blueprint of how to hold people accountable while still holding them in community. The result reinstates full humanity and agency for everyone who has been dehumanized and traumatized, so they can participate fully in life, in society, and in the fabric of our democracy.

The Somber Side of a Scientific Mind

The Somber Side of a Scientific Mind Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Christian Tyoder,Lynn Tyoder
Editor: Fulton Books, Inc.
ISBN: 1646541987
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Destiny brought together two individuals of different ethnicity, culture, background, age, and education during a house-bound snowstorm. Abdulai and Hans had only a short and direct personal contact that ended with the blizzard, but their genuine friendship outlasted even death. “The Somber Side of a Scientific Mind is a fascinating story that will have you hooked from the start. Tyoder convincingly provides the reader with touching insights into a legacy.” —Leni Schooll, Esq., Heidelberg, Germany More than thirty years passed without any contact between the surviving family members of the deceased and his young friend. However, through the fortuitous recovery of a handwritten manuscript found unexpectedly, the memory of the deceased was revived, revealing the remarkable story of his extraordinary life. “This is a complex but captivating memoir-based novel dealing with intertwining lives. Readers will find in this intriguing story topics that arouse their personal interest.” —David S. Pearlman, MD, Denver, CO, USA This book is the realization of a promise to pass on this incredible legacy. You are invited to step into Abdulai’s life as Hans reveals secrets that will amaze you, surprise you...and possibly change your life! About the Author Christian Tyoder arrived in the New World intellectually well equipped to pursue more advanced learning education. He later acquired his medical doctorate and postdoctorate degrees at two American higher-education institutions. He has published a dozen scientific research papers before switching to his clinical medical practice. Following his early retirement, Christian became more active in the care for overseas underprivileged and in subjects dealing with humanity and religion, especially on the healing effect of religious faith on suffering.

Three Wise Men

Three Wise Men Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Beau Wise,Tom Sileo
Editor: St. Martin\'s Griffin
ISBN: 1250253454
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From Beau Wise and Tom Sileo comes Three Wise Men, an incredible memoir of family, service and sacrifice by a Marine who lost both his brothers in combat—becoming the only "Sole Survivor" during the war in Afghanistan. Shortly after the 9/11 attacks, three brothers by blood became brothers in arms when each volunteered to defend their country. No military family has sacrificed more during the ensuing war, which has become the longest ever fought by America’s armed forces. While serving in Afghanistan, US Navy SEAL veteran and CIA contractor Jeremy Wise was killed in an al Qaeda suicide bombing that devastated the US intelligence community. Less than three years later, US Army Green Beret sniper Ben Wise was fatally wounded after volunteering for a dangerous assignment during a firefight with the Taliban. Ben was posthumously awarded the Silver Star, while Jeremy received the Intelligence Star—one of the rarest awards bestowed by the U.S. government—and also a star on the CIA’s Memorial Wall. United States Marine Corps combat veteran Beau Wise is the only known American service member to be pulled from the battlefield after losing two brothers in Afghanistan. Told in Beau’s voice, Three Wise Men is an American family’s historic true story of service and sacrifice.

In Times Like These

In Times Like These Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Robert Meyjes
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 9781477167700
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The Sword of God

The Sword of God Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Stephen Francis Montagna
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 9781453550519
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Major Attraction

Major Attraction Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Roz Denny Fox
Editor: Harlequin
ISBN: 1459285921
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Rank Had Its Privileges—Except In Love! Major A. C. Bannister—known as Ace—grew up on the mean streets of a Texas town. The army was his one chance to get out, and he took it. He worked his way up through the ranks and now, as ROTC head at a Texas college, he's admired by all the young men—and adored by all the young women. Truly a "major attraction…" Captain Meredith Marshall St. James has a West Point education, a general for a father and an attitude that doesn't meet with the major's approval. Ace just doesn't hold with her belief in a "new" army, a "softer: army. He soon learns two things: 1. the beautiful Captain St. James isn't as soft as she looks, and 2. on the battlefield of love, unconditional surrender is sometimes the only option!

Transformative Travel in a Mobile World

Transformative Travel in a Mobile World Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Garth Lean
Editor: CABI
ISBN: 1780643993
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This book presents the re-theorisation of travel and transformation. It explores the factors that influence the behaviours of a traveller, how these become entwined in experiences and how travel experiences continue on a traveller’s return. It uses the notion of transformation to redevelop the temporal and spatial boundaries of physical travel, develop a model for unpacking transformation and to look at new methods in the exploration of travel research.

A Month in the Country

A Month in the Country Pdf/ePub eBook Author: J.L. Carr
Editor: New York Review of Books
ISBN: 1590176839
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In J. L. Carr’s deeply charged poetic novel, Tom Birkin, a veteran of the Great War and a broken marriage, arrives in the remote Yorkshire village of Oxgodby where he is to restore a recently discovered medieval mural in the local church. Living in the bell tower, surrounded by the resplendent countryside of high summer, and laboring each day to uncover an anonymous painter’s depiction of the apocalypse, Birkin finds that he himself has been restored to a new, and hopeful, attachment to life. But summer ends, and with the work done, Birkin must leave. Now, long after, as he reflects on the passage of time and the power of art, he finds in his memories some consolation for all that has been lost.

Travelers' Tales Thailand

Travelers' Tales Thailand Pdf/ePub eBook Author: James O'Reilly,Larry Habegger
Editor: Travelers\' Tales
ISBN: 1932361804
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Winner of the Lowell Thomas Award for Best Travel Book, this newly designed collection paints a unique portrait of a complex and captivating land. One contributor lives as a monk for a month, gaining an inside look at monastic life. Another discovers Bangkok’s riverine pleasures, a world away from its car-choked streets. Yet another finds refuge as the houseguest of an isolated tribesman. Through these engaging personal stories, readers witness how Thailand satisfies just about any traveler’s hunger for the exotic, the beautiful, the thrillingly different. Writers include Pico Iyer, Norman Lewis, Diane Summers, Simon Winchester, Ian Buruma, Thalia Zepatos, and Tim Ward. “The breadth and color of the collective portrait [the contributors] provide of Thailand is remarkable.” — Los Angeles Times

Secret Kingdom

Secret Kingdom Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Francis Bennett
Editor: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 0571306446
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First published in 1999, Secret Kingdom was the second panel in Francis Bennett's Cold War trilogy. 'For all of us now the Cold War is history... What interested me as a writer was how we survived. What went on behind the scenes?... I went looking for my own fictional explanations for historical events... In Secret Kingdom, which takes place in Hungary in the dangerous summer months [of 1956] that led directly to the Revolution, I knew that the British ambassador's warnings of trouble building up had been ignored by the Foreign Office in London. Why? What were the consequences of such an extraordinary and irresponsible act?' Francis Bennett 'The Cold War here is not just a political but also a psychological landscape... In picking out a personal history from the greater tapestry unfolding in the background Bennett has produced a literary thriller of considerable merit.' The Times

On Life and Death

On Life and Death Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Cicero
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0191662283
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'any service I may have rendered my countrymen in my active life I may also extend to them... now that I am at leisure' Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 BC), Rome's greatest orator, had a career of intense activity in politics, the law courts and the administration, mostly in Rome. His fortunes, however, followed those of Rome, and he found himself driven into exile in 58 BC, only to return a year later to a city paralyzed by the domination of Pompey, Crassus, and Caesar. Cicero, though a senior statesman, struggled to maintain his independence and it was during these years that, frustrated in public life, he first started to put his excess energy, stylistic brilliance, and superabundant vocabulary into writing these works of philosophy. The three dialogues collected here are the most accessible of Cicero's works, written to his friends Atticus and Brutus, with the intent of popularizing philosophy in Ancient Rome. They deal with the everyday problems of life; ethics in business, the experience of grief, and the difficulties of old age.

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