Nightmare On The 33rd Parallel

Author: Jim Baxter
Editor: Independently Published
ISBN: 9781792930683
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Mike was a conservative Baptist Pastor that had his life together, but while on a family vacation he would have to re assess many of his spiritual beliefs.

Number 3

Author: Jeffrey L. Garman
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1453520651
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It seems that now we have entered the time of a perfect storm of calamity for everyone. For the last forty or fifty years we saw and heard the signs of the time... But now everything went into hyper-drive. From earthquakes to volcanic ash that covered Europe to floods, huge forest fires,tornadoes, and this apocalyptic oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. We are now in a perfect storm... Europe and the United States have cataclysmic financial problems setting the stage for the Second Coming of Christ, the Anti-Christ and the Great Tribulation period.

The Wilder Doctrine

Author: S. M. Dougan
Editor: Steve Dougan
ISBN: 097393851X
File Size: 14,97 MB
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Zane Wilder didn't believe demons and monsters were real... until he reluctantly found himself responsible for guarding humanity from them. Arriving in Sunnyville, a quaint town on the 33rd parallel and under the careful guidance of a centuries old mystic, Dominus, Zane must quickly learn the full extent of the dangers surrounding humanity and the new doctrine by which he must live. Zane falls for a forbidden young woman with exceptional abilities, Katrina Lucas. Zane ignores Dominus' warnings to stay away from Katrina, and when her life and the lives of innocent people are put in danger, Zane will defy Dominus even more and risk his very existence to save them. "The writing is strong, and you have a nice eye for character. Zane is a nicely handled character." - Judge, Writer's Digest Self-Published e-Book Awards


Author: Richard Grossinger
Editor: North Atlantic Books
ISBN: 1583948988
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Encompassing astronomy, mythology, psychology, and astrology, Pluto offers a wealth of knowledge about our most famous dwarf planet. First observed in 1930 and once defined as the ninth and final planet in our solar system, Pluto and its discovery and reclassification throw a unique light on how we generate meaning in science and culture. This anthology, timed to appear in concordance with NASA’s New Horizons's approach to Pluto in July 2015, shows that while the astronomical Pluto may be little more than an ordinary escaped moon or tiny Kuiper Belt object, it is a powerful hyperobject, for its mythological and cultural effigies on Earth incubate deep unconscious seeds of the human psyche. Certain astronomical features pertain to Pluto in terms of its distance from the Sun, coldness, and barrenness. These also inform its mythology and astrology as befitting a planet named after the God of the Underworld. Among the issues central to this collection are the meanings of darkness, loss, grief, inner transformation, rebirth, reincarnation, and karmic revelation, all of which are associated with the astrology of Pluto. Pluto also embodies the meaning of true wealth as being nonmaterial essence instead of property, conventional accolades, ego identity, achievement. It is the marker of negative capability. Table of Contents Dana Wilde: Pluto on the Borderlands Richard Grossinger: Pluto and The Kuiper Belt Richard C. Hoagland: New Horizon … for a Lost Horizon J. F. Martel: Pluto and the Death of God James Hillman: Hades Fritz Bruhubner: The Mythology and Astrology of Pluto Thomas Frick: Old Horizons John D. Shershin: The Inquisition of Pluto Stephan David Hewitt: Pluto and the Restoration of Soul Jim Tibbetts: Our Lady of Pluto, the Planet of Purification Shelli Jankowski-Smith: Love Song for Pluto Robert Kelly: Pluto Dinesh Raghavendra: Falling in Love with a Plutonian Steve Luttrell: Dostoevsky's Pluto Philip Wohlstetter: Ten Things I'd Like to Find on Pluto Jonathan Lethem: Ten Things I'd Like to Find on Pluto Robert Sardello: Ten Things I'd Like to Find on Pluto Ross Hamilton: Ten Things I'd Like to Find on Pluto College of the Atlantic Students: Ten Things I’d Like to Find on Pluto Jeffrey A. Hoffman: What the Probe Will Find, What I’d Like It to Find Nathan Schwartz-Salant: Ten Things I’d Like to Find on Pluto Charley B. Murphy: The Ten Worlds of Pluto Timothy Morton: Ten Things I’d Like to Find on Pluto & The End of the World Robert Phoenix: My Father Pluto Ellias Lonsdale: Pluto is the Reason We Have a Chance Rob Brezsny: Pluto: Planet of Wealth

Military Coercion And Us Foreign Policy

Author: Melanie W. Sisson
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1000056872
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This book examines the use of military force as a coercive tool by the United States, using lessons drawn from the post-Cold War era (1991–2018). The volume reveals that despite its status as sole superpower during the post-Cold War period, US efforts to coerce other states failed as often as they succeeded. In the coming decades, the United States will face states that are more capable and creative, willing to challenge its interests and able to take advantage of missteps and vulnerabilities. By using lessons derived from in-depth case studies and statistical analysis of an original dataset of more than 100 coercive incidents in the post-Cold War era, this book generates insight into how the US military can be used to achieve policy goals. Specifically, it provides guidance about the ways in which, and the conditions under which, the US armed forces can work in concert with economic and diplomatic elements of US power to create effective coercive strategies. This book will be of interest to students of US national security, US foreign policy, strategic studies and International Relations in general.

Pulp According To David Goodis

Author: Jay A. Gertzman
Editor: Down & Out Books
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Pulp According to David Goodis starts with six characteristics of 1950s pulp noir that fascinated mass-market readers, making them wish they were the protagonist, and yet feel relief that they were not. His thrillers are set in motion by suppressed guilt, sexual frustrations, explosions of violence, and the inaccessible nature of intimacy. Extremely valuable is a gangster-infested urban setting. Uniquely, Goodis saw a still-vibrant community solidarity down there. Another contribution was sympathy for the gang boss, doomed by his very success. He dramatizes all this in the stark language of the Philadelphia’s “streets of no return.” The book delineates the noir profundity of the author’s work in the context of Franz Kafka’s narratives. Goodis’ precise sense of place, and painful insights about the indomitability of fate, parallel Kafka’s. Both writers mix realism, the disorienting, and the dreamlike; both dwell on obsession and entrapment; both describe the protagonist’s degeneration. Tragically, belief in obligations, especially family ones, keep independence out of reach. Other elements covered in this critical analysis of Goodis’s work include his Hollywood script-writing career; his use of Freud, Arthur Miller, Faulkner and Hemingway; his obsession with incest; and his “noble loser’s” indomitable perseverance. Praise for PULP ACCORDING TO DAVID GOODIS: “This was a fascinating read. [Gertzman] appears as an expert not only on Goodis’s body of work but on the pulp era of fiction in general, mid-twentieth-century American history, Philadelphia history, literary analysis, and a litany of other subjects. The book is stylishly written and well designed for reaching a broader, nonacademic audience interested in the pulp’s history, role in American culture, and meaning. Frankly, the crime fiction community needs more books like this!” —Chris Rhatigan, editor, publisher, and writer of hard-boiled and noir literature “Jay Gertzman is one of those rare maverick critics with the courage to explore the dark alleys of American literature, and to report back with commendable honesty about what he has found. His book Pulp According to David Goodis is a perfect match of critic to author, and it belongs in the collections of universities hoping to be regarded as major.” —Michael Perkins, author of Evil Companions, Dark Matter, and The Secret Record: Modern Erotic Literature “The most comprehensive Goodis study yet. Gertzman culls the files, brings everything together and then some. Not only essential reading for all Goodis obsessives but an excellent introduction to one of noir’s greatest writers.” —Woody Haut, author Pulp Culture: Hard-boiled Fiction and the Cold War, Heartbreak and Vine, and Neon Noir: Contemporary American Crime Fiction

War Gothic In Literature And Culture

Author: Steffen Hantke
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1317383249
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In the context of the current explosion of interest in Gothic literature and popular culture, this interdisciplinary collection of essays explores for the first time the rich and long-standing relationship between war and the Gothic. Critics have described the global Seven Year’s War as the "crucible" from which the Gothic genre emerged in the eighteenth century. Since then, the Gothic has been a privileged mode for representing violence and extreme emotions and situations. Covering the period from the American Civil War to the War on Terror, this collection examines how the Gothic has provided writers an indispensable toolbox for narrating, critiquing, and representing real and fictional wars. The book also sheds light on the overlap and complicity between Gothic aesthetics and certain aspects of military experience, including the bodily violation and mental dissolution of combat, the dehumanization of "others," psychic numbing, masculinity in crisis, and the subjective experience of trauma and memory. Engaging with popular forms such as young adult literature, gaming, and comic books, as well as literature, film, and visual art, War Gothic provides an important and timely overview of war-themed Gothic art and narrative by respected experts in the field of Gothic Studies. This book makes important contributions to the fields of Gothic Literature, War Literature, Popular Culture, American Studies, and Film, Television & Media.

Harry S Truman

Author: Robert Dallek
Editor: Macmillan
ISBN: 1429998105
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The plainspoken man from Missouri who never expected to be president yet rose to become one of the greatest leaders of the twentieth century In April 1945, after the death of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the presidency fell to a former haberdasher and clubhouse politician from Independence, Missouri. Many believed he would be overmatched by the job, but Harry S. Truman would surprise them all. Few chief executives have had so lasting an impact. Truman ushered America into the nuclear age, established the alliances and principles that would define the cold war and the national security state, started the nation on the road to civil rights, and won the most dramatic election of the twentieth century—his 1948 "whistlestop campaign" against Thomas E. Dewey. Robert Dallek, the bestselling biographer of John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson, shows how this unassuming yet supremely confident man rose to the occasion. Truman clashed with Southerners over civil rights, with organized labor over the right to strike, and with General Douglas MacArthur over the conduct of the Korean War. He personified Thomas Jefferson's observation that the presidency is a "splendid misery," but it was during his tenure that the United States truly came of age.

Monty And Rommel

Author: Peter Caddick-Adams
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1468309064
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Two men came to personify generalship in the Second World War: Bernard Montgomery for the British and Erwin Rommel for the Germans. In the span of a few short years, they fought a series of extraordinary duels across several theaters of war. Ever since, historians have assessed their outstanding leadership, personalities, and skill. Monty and Rommel is the first comparative biography written of these two extraordinary soldiers. It explores how each was "made" by their war leaders, Churchill and Hitler, and how the thoughts of both permeate down to today's armies.


Author: Niall Ferguson
Editor: Penguin UK
ISBN: 1846148170
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SPECTATOR, NEW STATESMAN, TELEGRAPH, SUNDAY TIMES and FINANCIAL TIMES BOOKS OF THE YEAR 2015 No American statesman has been as revered and as reviled as Henry Kissinger. Hailed by some as the "indispensable man", whose advice has been sought by every president from John F. Kennedy to George W. Bush, Kissinger has also attracted immense hostility from critics who have cast him as an amoral Machiavellian - the ultimate cold-blooded "realist". In this remarkable new book, the first of two volumes, Niall Ferguson has created an extraordinary panorama of Kissinger's world, and a paradigm-shifting reappraisal of the man. Only through knowledge of Kissinger's early life (as a Jew in Hitler's Germany, a poor immigrant in New York, a GI at the Battle of the Bulge, an interrogator of Nazis, and a student of history at Harvard) can we understand his debt to the philosophy of idealism. And only by tracing his rise, fall and revival as an adviser to Kennedy, Nelson Rockefeller and, finally, Richard Nixon can we appreciate the magnitude of his contribution to the theory of diplomacy, grand strategy and nuclear deterrence. Drawing not only on Kissinger's hitherto closed private papers but also on documents from more than a hundred archives around the world, this biography is Niall Ferguson's masterpiece. Like his classic two-volume history of the House of Rothschild, Kissinger sheds dazzling new light on an entire era.

Devil Worship In France

Author: Arthur Edward Waite
Editor: Library of Alexandria
ISBN: 1465546332
File Size: 55,29 MB
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Deep Storage

Author: Geoffrey Batchen
Editor: Prestel Pub
File Size: 11,37 MB
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Everybody collects something, sometime. Many artists have discovered collecting and saving as a means of artistic expression and have made the storage of objects and information the subject of their work. This ranges from digital memory to rows and stacks of materials to shelves, packaging crates, installations, and entire areas filled with diverse objects stored systematically or in states of utter chaos.

New York Magazine

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New York magazine was born in 1968 after a run as an insert of the New York Herald Tribune and quickly made a place for itself as the trusted resource for readers across the country. With award-winning writing and photography covering everything from politics and food to theater and fashion, the magazine's consistent mission has been to reflect back to its audience the energy and excitement of the city itself, while celebrating New York as both a place and an idea.

A History Of The Great War From The Battle Of Verdun To The Third Battle Of Ypres

Author: John Buchan
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Business Travel News

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