From Pacification to Peacebuilding: A Call to Global Transformation

By Diana Francis

Does clash transformation paintings? Diana Francis reports advancements within the box during the last 20 years. She recognises that it has helped these engulfed in violent clash to reply constructively, but in addition warns that the genuine requirement for peace is a world rejection of militarism.

In an unique and radical research, Francis argues that the dominant tradition of energy, resting on coercion and violence, has to be displaced via the foundations of interdependence, kindness and nonviolent cohesion. this is often the one manner that pacification - efforts to dominate and regulate - might be changed by means of real peacebuilding. She calls upon peacemakers around the globe to embody and increase the perform of nonviolent strength, rejecting the tradition and associations of battle and dealing with hobbies worldwide for international demilitarisation and ‘positive peace’.

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Success to the Brave (The Bolitho Novels) (Volume 15)

By Alexander Kent

Spring 1802, and the Peace Treaty of Amiens, signed just a couple of weeks prior, is already displaying symptoms of cave in. Britain and France wrangle over the go back of colonial possessions gained and misplaced in the course of their lengthy, bloody struggle and within the little 64-gun Achates, Vice-Admiral Richard Bolitho sails for the United States and the Caribbean.

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Act of War: A Novel

By Dale Brown

From the corridors of energy in
Washington to the frontlines of the war
on terror, Dale Brown takes you to the
heart of the motion and introduces his
most exhilarating personality to date

In Act of War, Dale Brown is going past something he is performed sooner than, taking readers deep into the recent international of intelligence-focused struggle, and introducing a state-of-the-art new hero: thirty-two-year-old military significant Jason Richter, fashion designer of a complete array of futuristic infantry guns and units created to seek down a brand new breed of enemy with unrivaled pace and lethality. With the entire exciting conflict scenes and professional army maneuvers that experience develop into the hallmark of this New York Times bestselling writer, this can be an severe, action-packed spectacle that mixes geopolitics, terrorism, and warfare.

Near Houston, Texas, an oil refinery belonging to at least one of the world's biggest multinational strength businesses is destroyed through a "backpack" nuclear machine. this is often only one of many assaults being perpetrated opposed to the corporate all over the world through a bunch whose venture is to forestall international organizations and govt businesses from plundering the world's traditional assets within the identify of profit.

Before this team moves back, Jason Richter is named in along with his top-secret high-tech army unit, code-named job strength TALON, a distinct joint army and FBI unit organize by way of the nationwide safeguard consultant to trace down and defeat terrorists around the globe. Richter believes there's just one process within which to snare his competitors -- locate, pursue, have interaction, and kill. And the one solution to do that is to play them at their very own video game: Be unconventional and rapid, hit-and-run and brutal sufficient to strike worry into the center of the main devoted terrorist. Richter should also cleared the path via a sequence of unforeseen turns that at last uncovers a mole excessive up in the executive who's in pursuit of his personal own revenge.

If Richter fails, it will not be simply the lives of his crew which are misplaced, yet the United States itself.

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De Niro's Game

By Rawi Hage

De Niro's Game is the beautiful winner of the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award and the first actual novel via up-and-coming Lebanese literary megastar Rawi Hage, additionally writer of Cockroach.

Bassam and George are youth most sensible buddies who've grown up at the Christian aspect of war-torn Beirut. Now at the verge of maturity, they need to decide on their futures: to stay within the exhausted, corrupt urban in their start, or to enter exile in another country, bring to a halt from the single life they've got known.

Bassam chooses one direction - enthusiastic about leaving Beirut, he embarks on a sequence of petty crimes to fund his get away to the West. in the meantime, George amasses strength within the underworld of the town, embracing a lifetime of army carrier, organised crime, killing, and medicine. yet their paths necessarily
collide, with explosive outcomes.

De Niro's Game is Rawi Hage's devastating, well timed portrait of 2 younger males and a whole urban shaped and deformed through war.

'A huge and unsettling expertise' Guardian

'A masterpiece . . . writing can't quite get far better' Literary Review

'Hollywood noir meets opium goals in a blasted panorama of war-wasted younger lives' Boston Globe

'The so much subtly nuanced, psychologically compelling ebook in regards to the corrosive results of battle to be written for a very long time . . .The descriptions of the town are so skilful you could flavor the airborne dirt and dust within the air' Financial Times

Rawi Hage used to be born in Beirut, Lebanon, and lived via 9 years of the Lebanese civil struggle. he's the writer of De Niro's Game, which received the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award; Cockroach, which used to be the winner of the Paragraphe Hugh MacLennan Prize and in addition indexed for varied different prizes; and Carnival, to be released via Hamish Hamilton/ Penguin in April 2013. He lives in Montreal.

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By Robert Mason

A actual tale from the battlefield that faithfully portrays the horror, the insanity, and the trauma of the Vietnam War
More than part 1000000 copies of Chickenhawk were bought because it was once first released in 1983. Now with a brand new afterword by means of the writer and pictures taken by means of him in the course of the clash, this straight-from-the-shoulder account tells the electrifying fact in regards to the helicopter warfare in Vietnam. this is often Robert Mason’s outstanding own tale of fellows at warfare. A veteran of multiple thousand wrestle missions, Mason supplies astounding descriptions that minimize to the guts of the strive against adventure: the phobia and belligerence, the quiet insights and raging insanity, the lasting friendships and surprising death—the severe feelings of a "chickenhawk" in consistent risk.

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Tannenberg 1410: Disaster for the Teutonic Knights

By Stephen Turnbul

By way of 1400 the lengthy working clash among the Order of Teutonic Knights and Poland and Lithuania used to be coming to a head, partially as a result Order’s meddling within the inner politics of its neighbours. In June 1410 King Wladislaw Jagiello of Poland invaded the Order’s territory with a robust allied military together with all of the enemies of the Teutonic Knights – Poles, Lithuanians, Russians, Bohemians, Hungarians, Tartars and Cossacks. This e-book recounts how, while the armies clashed at the wooded, rolling hills close to the small village of Tannenberg, the Teutonic Knights suffered a disastrous defeat from which their Order by no means recovered.

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Flaming Dove

By Daniel Arenson

Outcast from Hell. Banished from Heaven. misplaced on Earth.

The conflict of Armageddon was once ultimately fought... and ended without transparent victor. Upon the mountain, the armies of Hell and Heaven beat one another right into a bloody, uneasy standstill, leaving the Earth in ruins. Armageddon must have ended with Heaven successful, ushering in an period of peace. that is what the prophecies acknowledged. as an alternative, the 2 armies--one of angels, one among demons--hunker down within the scorched planet, lick their wounds, and kit up for a protracted struggle without lead to sight.

In this chaos of warring armies and ruined landscapes, Laila does not are looking to take facets. Her mom used to be an angel, her father a demon; she is outcast from either camps. And but either armies desire her, for together with her combined blood, Laila can develop into the last word spy... or final soldier. because the armies of Heaven and Hell pursue her, Laila's purely struggle is inside her heart--a fight among her demonic and heavenly blood.

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Korea: The Ground War from Both Sides (Images of War)

The Korean conflict opened with the invasion of South Korea via the North Koreans in June 1950. This beautifully illustrated ebook lines the fluctuating fortunes of conflict from either side. The South Koreans have been stored from defeat through the coming of the yankee and UN forces less than basic MacArthur however the good fortune of his offensive introduced within the chinese language who undetected via the Allies, counter-attacked with over 1 / 4 of one million males of the Peoples Volunteer military. once more the Allies fell again and a stalemate built. No peace treaty was once ever signed.

The tale is definitely instructed in pictures, captions and textual content. a number of the photos painting the brutal nature of the warfare, the place neither POWs nor civilians have been safe.

Korea was once arguably the final significant clash fought outdoor the glare of the media and the images during this advantageous ebook provide a special perception into the clash.

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Sun Tzu's Art of War: The Modern Chinese Interpretation (Bold-Faced Wisdom)

A vintage! locate proposal in a few of history’s nice army victories as others have for over 2,400 years. sunlight Tzu used to be the main well-known army scientist, and one of many ablest commanders, in old China. Asian warlords, and glossy leaders as diverse as Mao Tse-tung and basic Eisenhower, have used his rules to alter the form of the area. Interpreted right here via common Tao Hanzhang, one of many architects of the Communist Revolution, Tzu’s recommendation on timing, maneuvering, flexibility, and information of the enemy’s leaders, strengths, and weaknesses is as robust this present day as whilst it was once first issued.

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Conversations with Major Dick Winters: Life Lessons from the Commander of the Band of Brothers

On the hellish battlefields of global battle II Europe, significant Dick Winters led his effortless Company—the now-legendary Band of Brothers—from the confusion and chaos of the D-Day invasion to the ultimate seize of Hitler’s Eagle’s Nest.

But Winters’s tale didn’t finish there. It was once simply the start.

He used to be a quiet, reluctant hero whose modesty and energy drew the admiration of not just his males, yet hundreds of thousands world wide. Now comes the tale of Dick Winters in his final years as witnessed and skilled by way of his friend, Cole C. Kingseed.

Kingseed stocks the formative reports that made Winters such an efficient chief. He addresses Winters’s reports and management through the warfare, his extreme, unbreakable devotion to his males, his look for peace either with out and inside after the struggle, and the way popularity compelled him to make alterations to a world viewers of well-wishers and admirers, whilst he tried to go away a long-lasting legacy sooner than becoming a member of his fallen comrades. Following Winters’s demise on January 2, 2011, the outpouring of grief and adulation for one among this nation’s preeminent leaders of personality, braveness, and competence indicates simply how a lot of an impression Dick Winters left at the world.

This is a narrative of management, reputation, and friendship, and the adventure of 1 man’s fight to discover the peace that he promised himself if he survived global battle II.

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