Stealing Second (The Amendments) (Volume 1)

By Nicholas Antinozzi

“A good regulated military being essential to the safety of a unfastened country, the appropriate of the folk to maintain and undergo hands shall now not be infringed.” the liberty to shield oneself opposed to all enemies, international and household, is the very definition of liberty. America’s Founding Fathers went to nice lengths to make sure this correct wasn’t infringed upon through destiny lawmakers. nonetheless, to this present day, politicians look made up our minds to undermine that freedom. as soon as that correct is stripped clear of the yank humans, freedom as we all know it's going to stop to exist. Stealing moment takes a glance into destiny the USA, an unarmed the USA, the place unmanned drones rule the skies and UN troops police the inhabitants. around the state, detention camps spring up like weeds. american citizens are given weeks to show of their firearms. yet those that think americans will simply surrender their fingers have one other factor coming. Washington purely succeeds in angering the yank humans and the rustic plunges right into a moment progressive conflict. With the chances stacked seriously opposed to them, americans struggle again to maintain their liberty. Like many americans, Gary Smith trusts the govt. to make his judgements for him. He lives in an international of self-imposed apathy, blissfully ignorant, and decided to stay so. Slowly, the blinders are faraway from his eyes. Gary wakes as much as locate that the realm he is aware has all at once replaced. Too past due, he realizes that he was once a part of the matter. wanting to take again what has been stolen from him, Gary joins a gaggle of likeminded contributors in a last-gasp attempt to show again the palms of time. Powerfully written and uniquely interesting, this well timed story is a narrative that begs to be learn. in spite of the fact that you're feeling approximately gun regulate, no matter what aspect of the proverbial aisle you stand, Stealing moment is a vital paintings of fiction. A believable situation that every one american citizens may still think of prior to permitting our legislators to dismantle the second one modification.

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Standard Operating Procedure

By Philip Gourevitch, Errol Morris

An totally unique literary and highbrow collaboration by way of of our keenest ethical and political observers has produced a nonfiction Heart of Darkness for our time: the 1st complete reckoning of what truly occurred at Abu Ghraib felony, in response to thousands of hours of unique interviews with the american citizens concerned.

The Ballad of Abu Ghraib unearths the tales of the yank squaddies who took and seemed within the iconic pictures of the Iraq war-the haunting electronic snapshots from Abu Ghraib criminal that surprised the world-and at the same time illuminates and alters endlessly our realizing of these photos and the occasions they depict. Drawing on greater than 2 hundred hours of Errol Morris's startlingly frank and intimate interviews with americans who served at Abu Ghraib and with a few of their Iraqi prisoners, in addition to on his personal examine, Philip Gourevitch has written a relentlessly outstanding account of Iraq's career from the interior out-rendering bright pics of guards and prisoners ensnared in an appalling breakdown of command authority and ethical order.

What did we predict we observed within the notorious photos, and what have been we, actually, ? What did the folks within the photos imagine they have been doing, and why did they take them? What was once "standard working technique" and what was once "being artistic" whilst it got here to creating prisoners uncomfortable? Who used to be giving orders, and who used to be following them? the place does the road lie among humiliation and torture, and why and the way does that subject? used to be the genuine Abu Ghraib "scandal" because of the an exposŽ or a cover-up?

In exploring those questions, Gourevitch and Morris have crafted a nonfiction morality play that stands to undergo as crucial examining lengthy after the present struggle in Iraq passes from the headlines. by way of taking us deep into the voices and characters of the lads and girls who lived the horror of Abu Ghraib, the authors strength us, no matter what our politics, to reexamine the pat motives within which we now have been offered-or sought-refuge, and to determine afresh this watershed episode. rather than a "few undesirable apples," we're faced with disturbingly traditional younger American women and men who've been dropped into whatever out of Dante's Inferno.

The Ballad of Abu Ghraib is a e-book that makes you're thinking that and makes you see-an crucial contribution from of our most interesting nonfiction artists operating on the height in their powers.

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Command Authority (A Jack Ryan Novel)

By Tom Clancy, Mark Greaney

Decades in the past, as a tender CIA analyst, President Jack Ryan Sr. was once despatched out to enquire the loss of life of an operative—only to discover the life of a KGB murderer codenamed Zenith. He was once by no means capable of finding the killer…

In the current, a brand new strongman has emerged within the ever-chaotic Russian republic—the enigmatic President Valeri Volodon. however the foundations of his own empire are outfitted on a bloody mystery from his previous. And none who be aware of of it have lived to inform. For he has set a plot in motion—a plot to come back Russia to its former glory.

But while a relations buddy of Ryan’s is poisoned through a radioactive agent, the path results in Russia. And Jack Ryan Jr.—aided by means of his compatriots John Clark and the covert warriors of the secretive Campus—must delve into a world clash thirty years within the making, and end what his father started.

With President Ryan battling the political conflict of his lifestyles, and his son battling a silent struggle opposed to a ruthless foe, worldwide clash turns into imminent—and the potential of survival may possibly quickly be misplaced for all…

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Why War

By Albert Einstein

"In 1932 Albert Einstein was once contacted via the League of countries, the foreign physique that used to be the precursor of the UN. He used to be requested to ask somebody -- he may pick out a person -- to mirror with him in a sequence of public letters on a urgent challenge or query. The query Einstein chosen was once this: 'Is there any method of offering humankind from the threat of war?' He used to be asking the query that many people are asking this present day: 'How will we advertise peace?'"

"He selected his interlocutor conscientiously. The physicist with extraordinary realizing of the constitution and workings of the universe chosen a philosopher with extraordinary perception into the constitution and workings of the human brain: Sigmund Freud. Freud comfortably agreed to take part during this dialog. He had simply released Civilization and its Discontents, within which he had provided a fancy research of the mental problems of residing jointly in group. but his reaction to Einstein's query approximately peace used to be unusually confident. definite, he stated, we're torn among a force for Eros or connection, and a force towards loss of life, Thanatos, or Aggression. And certainly, the fervour to interact in battle is an impression of the force towards Aggression, which itself is usually embedded in political, social, and fiscal contexts. yet, he argued, you could carry Eros into play opposed to Aggression: no matter what leads us to proportion vital issues produces a feeling of group. 'Anything that encourages the expansion of emotional ties will function opposed to war.' Einstein's feedback have been extra political, more effective. Claiming 'no perception into the darkish locations of human will and feeling,' he said Macht und Recht, strength and correct, or violence and legislations. He referred to as for a global within which Recht may supersede Macht -- legislations might supersede violence. He steered that each one nations, through overseas consent, conform to honor a legislative and judicial physique that will settle each clash. 'Each state might adopt to abide by means of the orders issued by means of this legislative physique, to invoke its selection in each dispute, to just accept its judgments unreservedly.'"

The Einstein-Freud trade was once released in 3 languages below the identify "Why War?" and used to be greatly dispensed all through Western Europe 70 years in the past. even if, it was once regrettably banned in Germany. This version of the correspondence used to be released by means of the CAT Publishing corporation, with a preface written by means of James O. Lugo.

Despite the booklet photograph in this web page, the textual content is in English and it's a strong learn.

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War Games: A Science Fiction Novel

During the centuries that experience handed on the grounds that people first ventured into interstellar area, they've been at struggle with the alien Veich. The human race has, as a result, been absolutely militarized, its academic approach being a sort of army training--which contains, between different disciplines, the removing of worry from the human psyche. Attitudes to the struggle have, notwithstanding, been coloured by means of the slow discovery of relics revealing that it truly is echoing an prior interstellar clash whose antagonists have thoroughly disappeared, victors and vanquished alike. On a missed continent of an unimportant global, ex-sergeant Remy and different human and Veich deserters have joined forces to shape a mercenary corporation that locations its specialist talents on the disposal of the dominant indigenes.

This shelter from the larger struggle is, even if, disrupted while archeologists on one other global realize proof that there will be major relics of the sooner conflict buried within the inhospitable middle of the continent, the place barbarian tribes are at present massing for a spiritual struggle. Remy has no replacement yet to revert to operating for his personal race, figuring out that no matter what he allows them to discover, or maybe in the event that they locate not anything in any respect, his personal lifestyles may be in grave peril, and that not anything will ever be an analogous again....

Great army SF! (Also released as Optiman.)

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In Harm's Way: Bosnia: A War Reporter's Story

First released in September 1995, In Harm’s means verified itself quickly as a vintage of battle reporting. Martin Bell’s used to be BBC TV’s vital correspondent in the course of the conflict in Bosnia from 1992 to 1995. the unique model of this passionate and private account of the clash used to be written whereas the warfare used to be nonetheless happening, a few of it overdue at evening within the vacation lodge in Sarajevo. In Harm’s manner isn't just in regards to the growth of the conflict; it's approximately its origins, the way it begun and the way it may well were shunned; it really is concerning the human charges of conflict within which the entire peoples of Bosnia grew to become the sufferers; it's a couple of vast failure by way of the United international locations, starting with an insufficient peace-keeping mandate and finishing with the Srebrenica bloodbath; and it really is concerning the practices of struggle reporting itself. within the advent to this re-creation, marking the 20 th anniversary of the outbreak of hostilities, Martin Bell displays at the impression of what he calls the main consequential conflict of our time.

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Fort William Henry 1755-57: A battle, two sieges and bloody massacre (Campaign)

This ebook information the French and Indian conflict bloodbath by means of Iroquois of British and colonial troops within the Hudson River Valley that used to be fictionalized within the final of the Mohicans.

After the British garrison of citadel William Henry within the colony of latest York surrendered to the besieging military of the French commander the Marquis de Montcalm in August 1757, it seemed that this actual episode of the French and Indian warfare used to be over. The lively defence by way of Lt. Col. Munro of the thirty fifth Regiment secured the British and Colonial troops the whole honours of conflict, permitting them to march away with shades flying.
What occurred subsequent turned the main notorious incident of the battle - the 'massacre' of castle William Henry. because the garrison ready to march for citadel Edward a flood of enraged local american citizens swept over the column, unleashing an unstoppable tide of slaughter. The incident types a vital part of James Fenimore Cooper's vintage novel The final of the Mohicans. it truly is this model, later dramatically reconstructed within the movie types of the tale, that has colored our view of the incident to today. yet what rather occurred?
As a part of a wide-ranging British approach, Colonial troops have been dispatched to the southern finish of Lake George in 1755. on the next conflict of Lake George, those troops repulsed a French assault ahead of beginning building of a citadel within reach: citadel William Henry. advancements on different fronts in 1756 intended little happened on the fortress that 12 months, yet in 1757 it turned a focus for French ambition. Its garrison withstood an preliminary siege in March, however the French back in August with a wide military, and, following a siege performed alongside formal ecu traces, the British garrison surrendered and marched away - merely to be swept up within the such a lot notorious incident of the French and Indian War.
Much new study in this crusade - together with a few interesting archaeological paintings - has taken position during the last twenty years and but, for lots of, it's nonetheless the picture created through Cooper's novel that colors our knowing of what occurred at castle William Henry. This new examine will replace that view.

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Drone (A Troy Pearce Novel)

By Mike Maden

With “an unforgettable forged of characters” (W.E.B. Griffin) and nonstop motion, Mike Maden’s Drone kicks off an explosive new mystery sequence exploring the tough realities of drone warfare.
Troy Pearce is the CEO of Pearce structures, a personal protection company focusing on drone applied sciences. A former CIA SOG operative, Pearce used his intelligence and strive against abilities to seek down America’s enemies—until he opted out, having obvious too many buddies sacrificed for political expediency. Now Pearce and his workforce pick out which battles they're going to take on.
Pearce is finished with the us executive for stable, till a couple of drug cartel hit males attack a bunch of yank scholars on American soil. New U.S. president Margaret Myers secretly authorizes Pearce structures to find and break the killers at any place they're. Now Pearce and his workforce are in a showdown with the hidden powers in the back of the El Paso attack—unleashing a bunch of unforeseen repercussions.

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The Reich Intruders: RAF Light Bomber Raids in World War II

This is the tale of two crew RAF in the course of global warfare II. a lot of it's informed by way of the lads who flew the Blenheim, Boston, Mitchell and Mosquito plane that conducted many bold sunlight and night-time raids on extremely important ambitions in Nazi occupied Europe and Germany. those weren't the recognized thousand bomber raids that hit the wartime headlines, yet low-level, fast-moving shock raids flown through small formations of fleet-footed and skilfully piloted twin-engine mild bombers. Their objectives have been frequently tough to find and seriously defended as a result of their strategic significance to the Nazis. 2 crew additionally performed an integral part within the invasion of Europe either prior to and after D-Day. frequently they'd fly at wave-top top around the English Channel or North Sea to prevent detection after which hedge-hop deep into enemy territory to carry their precision assault. Enemy warring parties and anti-aircraft fireplace have been a continuing chance. this can be a notable tale of ability and bravado by way of a bit recognized department of the RAF.

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