All Necessary Force

All Necessary Force
Author: Brad Taylor
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 576
Release: 2012-01-17
ISBN 10: 110155990X
ISBN 13: 9781101559901
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

All Necessary Force Book Review:

The electrifying Pike Logan series continues as the Taskforce—a top secret team that exists outside the bounds of U.S. law and is charged with finding and destroying asymmetric threats—races to stop a terrorist hit... A shadowy trail leads the Taskforce to Egypt—where an attack leaves one member dead and another barely alive. Veteran warrior Pike Logan and his young partner, Jennifer Cahill, are forced to helm the increasingly convoluted and dangerous mission: a mission that tests both Jennifer's ability to justify her actions, and Pike's tenuous ability to stay in control. Sifting their way through the opposing plots of two terrorist organizations will turn out to be the least of their problems when a weapon of unthinkable power touches American soil—the only country in which Taskforce members are forbidden to operate, and the only country that Pike Logan may be unable to save...

All Necessary Force

All Necessary Force
Author: Brad Taylor
Publsiher: Dutton
Total Pages: 576
Release: 2012-12-24
ISBN 10: 0451415930
ISBN 13: 9780451415936
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

All Necessary Force Book Review:

Charged with stopping a terrorist attack, the Taskforce pursues illegally obtained leads to Egypt, where Pike Logan and Jennifer Cahill find themselves in charge of a mission involving a weapon of unprecedented destruction.

Use of Force

Use of Force
Author: Brad Thor
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2017-06-27
ISBN 10: 150117486X
ISBN 13: 9781501174865
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Use of Force Book Review:

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Brad Thor. As a storm rages across the Mediterranean Sea, a terrifying distress call is made to the Italian Coast Guard. Days later, a body washes ashore. Identified as a high value terrorism suspect (who had disappeared three years prior), his name sends panic through the Central Intelligence Agency. Where was he headed? What was he planning? And could he be connected to the “spectacular attack” they have been fearing all summer? In a race against time, the CIA taps an unorthodox source to get answers: Navy SEAL turned covert counterterrorism operative, Scot Harvath. Hired on a black contract, Harvath will provide the deniability the United States needs, while he breaks every rule along the way. Packed with pulse-pounding action, fascinating characters, and electrifying intrigue, Brad Thor does it again and proves why he is known around-the-world as the “Master of Thrillers.”

War Is a Force that Gives Us Meaning

War Is a Force that Gives Us Meaning
Author: Chris Hedges
Publsiher: PublicAffairs
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2014-04-08
ISBN 10: 1610395107
ISBN 13: 9781610395106
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

War Is a Force that Gives Us Meaning Book Review:

As a veteran war correspondent, Chris Hedges has survived ambushes in Central America, imprisonment in Sudan, and a beating by Saudi military police. He has seen children murdered for sport in Gaza and petty thugs elevated into war heroes in the Balkans. Hedges, who is also a former divinity student, has seen war at its worst and knows too well that to those who pass through it, war can be exhilarating and even addictive: “It gives us purpose, meaning, a reason for living.” Drawing on his own experience and on the literature of combat from Homer to Michael Herr, Hedges shows how war seduces not just those on the front lines but entire societies—corrupting politics, destroying culture, and perverting basic human desires. Mixing hard-nosed realism with profound moral and philosophical insight, War Is a Force that Gives Us Meaning is a work of terrible power and redemptive clarity whose truths have never been more necessary.

The Force of Nonviolence

The Force of Nonviolence
Author: Judith Butler
Publsiher: Verso Books
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2020-02-04
ISBN 10: 1788732790
ISBN 13: 9781788732796
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Force of Nonviolence Book Review:

“Judith Butler is the most creative and courageous social theorist writing today." – Cornel West “Judith Butler is quite simply one of the most probing, challenging, and influential thinkers of our time.” – J. M. Bernstein Judith Butler’s new book shows how an ethic of nonviolence must be connected to a broader political struggle for social equality. Further, it argues that nonviolence is often misunderstood as a passive practice that emanates from a calm region of the soul, or as an individualist ethical relation to existing forms of power. But, in fact, nonviolence is an ethical position found in the midst of the political field. An aggressive form of nonviolence accepts that hostility is part of our psychic constitution, but values ambivalence as a way of checking the conversion of aggression into violence. One contemporary challenge to a politics of nonviolence points out that there is a difference of opinion on what counts as violence and nonviolence. The distinction between them can be mobilized in the service of ratifying the state’s monopoly on violence. Considering nonviolence as an ethical problem within a political philosophy requires a critique of individualism as well as an understanding of the psychosocial dimensions of violence. Butler draws upon Foucault, Fanon, Freud, and Benjamin to consider how the interdiction against violence fails to include lives regarded as ungrievable. By considering how “racial phantasms” inform justifications of state and administrative violence, Butler tracks how violence is often attributed to those who are most severely exposed to its lethal effects. The struggle for nonviolence is found in movements for social transformation that reframe the grievability of lives in light of social equality and whose ethical claims follow from an insight into the interdependency of life as the basis of social and political equality.

The Force of Character

The Force of Character
Author: James Hillman
Publsiher: Ballantine Books
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2012-11-07
ISBN 10: 030782859X
ISBN 13: 9780307828590
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Force of Character Book Review:

In his bestselling The Soul's Code, James Hillman restored passion and meaning to the concept of identity, arguing that each of us is born with an innate character, the "daimon" or "spirit" that calls us to what we are meant to be. Now, in The Force of Character, Hillman brings the idea of character full circle, offering a revolutionary new vision of life's most feared and misunderstood chapter: old age. "Aging is no accident," Hillman writes. "It is necessary to the human condition, intended by the soul." We become more characteristic of who we are simply by lasting into later years; the older we become, the more our true natures emerge. Thus the final years have a very important purpose: the fulfillment and confirmation of one's character. Contrary to the current genetic determinism that sees increased longevity as a wasted aberrance created by civilization, The Force of Character presents an explosive new thesis: The changes of old age, even the debilitating ones, have purposes and values organized by the psyche. Memory for recent events may falter, offering more place for long-term recollections. A heart condition in later life brings an opportunity to remove blockages from constricted relationships, while changes in sleep patterns allow the old to experience the profound elements of nighttime that we usually overlook. As Hillman says, "Aging makes metaphors of biology." In this empowering and original work, James Hillman resurrects the ancient, widespread, and socially effective idea of the old person as "ancestor," a model for the young, the bearer of a society's cultural memory and traditions. America disregards old people who aren't young-acting and young-looking. We don't realize that "oldness" is an archetypal state of being that can add value and luster to things we treasure, places we revere, and people's character. When we open our imaginations to the idea of the ancestor, aging can free us from convention and transform us into a force of nature, releasing our deepest beliefs for the benefit of society. For all who read it, The Force of Character will be a seminal, life-affirming experience.

Journey to Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: Force Collector

Journey to Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: Force Collector
Author: Kevin Shinick
Publsiher: Disney Electronic Content
Total Pages: 379
Release: 2019-11-19
ISBN 10: 1368051065
ISBN 13: 9781368051064
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Journey to Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: Force Collector Book Review:

In this Journey to Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker young adult novel set just before The Force Awakens, a restless teenager sets out to discover what connection his mysterious Force powers have to the fabled Jedi and what the Force has in store for him.

One Rough Man

One Rough Man
Author: Brad Taylor
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 576
Release: 2011-02-17
ISBN 10: 9781101475782
ISBN 13: 1101475781
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

One Rough Man Book Review:

The first Pike Logan novel from New York Times bestselling author Brad Taylor. They call it the Taskforce. Commissioned at the highest level of the U.S. government. Protected from the prying eyes of Congress and the media. Designed to operate outside the bounds of U.S. law. Trained to exist on the ragged edge of human capability. Pike Logan was the most successful operator on the Taskforce, his instincts and talents unrivaled—until personal tragedy permanently altered his outlook on the world. Pike knows what the rest of the country might not want to admit: The real threat isn’t from any nation, any government, any terrorist group. The real threat is one or two men, controlled by ideology, operating independently, in possession of a powerful weapon. Buried in a stack of intercepted chatter is evidence of two such men. The transcripts are scheduled for analysis in three months. The attack is mere days away. It is their bad luck that they’re about to cross paths with Pike Logan. Because Pike Logan has nothing left to lose.

The Use of Force in UN Peacekeeping

The Use of Force in UN Peacekeeping
Author: Peter Nadin
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2018-02-06
ISBN 10: 1351332465
ISBN 13: 9781351332460
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Use of Force in UN Peacekeeping Book Review:

This edited volume provides a detailed and nuanced analysis of UN peacekeeping and the use of force, to inform a better understanding of the complex and interconnected issues at stake for the UN community. Peacekeeping is traditionally viewed as a largely passive military activity, governed by the principles of impartiality, consent, and the minimum use of force. Today, most large UN Peacekeeping Operations are only authorized to use force in defence of their mandates and to protect civilians under imminent threat of physical violence. Recently, with the deployment of the Force Intervention Brigade in the DRC, the UN has gone beyond peacekeeping and into the realm of peace-enforcement. These developments have brought to the fore questions regarding the use of force in the context of peacekeeping. The key questions addressed in this book examine not only the utility of force, but also the dilemmas and constraints inherent to the purposive use of force at a strategic, operational and tactical level. Should UN peacekeepers exercise military initiative? Is UN peacekeeping capable of undertaking offensive military operations? If so, then under what circumstances should peacekeepers use force? How should force be wielded? And against whom? With chapters written by experts in the field, this comprehensive volume will be of great use and interest to postgraduate students, academics and experts in international security, the UN, peacekeeping and diplomacy.

Force of Nature

Force of Nature
Author: Laird Hamilton
Publsiher: Rodale
Total Pages: 260
Release: 2010-08-31
ISBN 10: 1609611020
ISBN 13: 9781609611026
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Force of Nature Book Review:

With a superhero's physique, a beautiful athlete/model wife, and the ocean as his office, Laird Hamilton's charmed lifestyle is enviable. Now he shares his secrets for living a balanced life, including the unique physical regimens, mental strategies, andspiritual beliefs that have allowed Hamilton to do what he loves, while being surrounded by family and radiating peak health and fitness.--From publisher description.

One Killer Force

One Killer Force
Author: Dalton Fury
Publsiher: St. Martin's Press
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2015-10-20
ISBN 10: 1466870907
ISBN 13: 9781466870901
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

One Killer Force Book Review:

Still recovering from his near fatal wounds suffered at the Yellow Creek Nuclear Plant, Delta Force Commander, Major Kolt "Racer" Raynor, is thrust into a new battle with some of the toughest killers he's ever faced - US Navy SEALs. Government austerity measures have the Joint Chiefs of Staff contemplating the unthinkable - combining Delta Force and the SEALs into a single unit: One Killer Force. In this installment of Dalton Fury's Delta Force series, Kolt's career is in jeopardy and worst of all, the final say rests in the hands of men who have reasons to want to see Kolt gone. Recovered from her own wounds, Cindy "Hawk" Bird is closing in on becoming the first official female operator in the history of the US military...She only has to survive an insertion into the most repressive regime on earth. Meanwhile, a new terrorist threat looms on the horizon in the form of not one, but possibly two mushroom clouds. Kolt earns his call sign as the action has him racing to the world's hottest combat zones from Syria to Ukraine on hunter-killer missions to eliminate the terrorists before they can enact their deadly mission. Half a world away, a spy deep in the secretive North Korean regime sends a desperate call for help. A new danger to world peace and security is growing in the heart of the increasingly unstable Communist country and no amount of sanctions or political negotiations are going to stop it. Violently applied force is needed, and needed now before it's too late.

The Normative Force of the Factual

The Normative Force of the Factual
Author: Nicoletta Bersier Ladavac,Christoph Bezemek,Frederick Schauer
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 180
Release: 2019-06-26
ISBN 10: 3030189295
ISBN 13: 9783030189297
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Normative Force of the Factual Book Review:

This book explores the interrelation of facts and norms. How does law originate in the first place? What lies at the roots of this phenomenon? How is it preserved? And how does it come to an end? Questions like these led Georg Jellinek to speak of the “normative force of the factual” in the early 20th century, emphasizing the human tendency to infer rules from recurring events, and to perceive a certain practice not only as a fact but as a norm; a norm which not only allows us to distinguish regularity from irregularity, but at the same time, to treat deviances as transgressions. Today, Jellinek’s concept still provides astonishing insights on the dichotomy of “is” and “ought to be”, the emergence of the normative, the efficacy and the defeasibility of (legal) norms, and the distinct character of what legal theorists refer to as “normativity”. It leads us back to early legal history, it connects anthropology and legal theory, and it demonstrates the interdependence of law and the social sciences. In short: it invites us to fundamentally reassess the interrelation of facts and norms from various perspectives. The contributing authors to this volume have accepted that invitation.

Lectures on the Forces of Matter

Lectures on the Forces of Matter
Author: Michael Faraday
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 9781620114353
ISBN 13: 1620114356
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lectures on the Forces of Matter Book Review:

Scaling Force

Scaling Force
Author: Rory Miller,Lawrence A. Kane
Publsiher: Ymaa Publications
Total Pages: 342
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 9781594392504
ISBN 13: 1594392501
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Scaling Force Book Review:

Provides a range of options, from skillfully doing nothing to applying deadly force, designed to prevent violence or, if that is not possible, to defend oneself against it as effectively as possible.

No Ordinary Disruption

No Ordinary Disruption
Author: Richard Dobbs,James Manyika,Jonathan Woetzel
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2016-08-30
ISBN 10: 1610397622
ISBN 13: 9781610397629
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

No Ordinary Disruption Book Review:

Our intuition on how the world works could well be wrong. We are surprised when new competitors burst on the scene, or businesses protected by large and deep moats find their defenses easily breached, or vast new markets are conjured from nothing. Trend lines resemble saw-tooth mountain ridges. The world not only feels different. The data tell us it is different. Based on years of research by the directors of the McKinsey Global Institute, No Ordinary Disruption: The Four Forces Breaking all the Trends is a timely and important analysis of how we need to reset our intuition as a result of four forces colliding and transforming the global economy: the rise of emerging markets, the accelerating impact of technology on the natural forces of market competition, an aging world population, and accelerating flows of trade, capital and people. Our intuitions formed during a uniquely benign period for the world economy—often termed the Great Moderation. Asset prices were rising, cost of capital was falling, labour and resources were abundant, and generation after generation was growing up more prosperous than their parents. But the Great Moderation has gone. The cost of capital may rise. The price of everything from grain to steel may become more volatile. The world's labor force could shrink. Individuals, particularly those with low job skills, are at risk of growing up poorer than their parents. What sets No Ordinary Disruption apart is depth of analysis combined with lively writing informed by surprising, memorable insights that enable us to quickly grasp the disruptive forces at work. For evidence of the shift to emerging markets, consider the startling fact that, by 2025, a single regional city in China—Tianjin—will have a GDP equal to that of the Sweden, of that, in the decades ahead, half of the world's economic growth will come from 440 cities including Kumasi in Ghana or Santa Carina in Brazil that most executives today would be hard-pressed to locate on a map. What we are now seeing is no ordinary disruption but the new facts of business life— facts that require executives and leaders at all levels to reset their operating assumptions and management intuition.

Force under Pressure

Force under Pressure
Author: Lawrence N. Blum
Publsiher: Lantern Books
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2001-08-01
ISBN 10: 1590563360
ISBN 13: 9781590563366
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Force under Pressure Book Review:

In Force Under Pressure, Dr. Lawrence Blum, who has devoted his life's work to the survival and wellness of "those who serve," describes the sources of danger, injuries, and victory to police officers in a down-to-earth, readable style. Blum argues that there are missing ingredients in the training and socialization of police officers. These ingredients include techniques and tools to condition the officer s decision-making and concentration during conditions of emergency; internal controls necessary to maintain the will to survive; and aids that will prevent officers being defeated by any threat. Distressing and/or disturbing physical and psychological reactions are common in a police officer's workday, and the officer must be prepared for them. Blum's work has uncovered many of the casues of compromise to officer safety and wellness, and he contends that police officers will be well prepared to cope with unanticipated or rapidly changing encounters if they possess the right tools and the know-how to command and control field encounters and life's pressures. Here Blum provides practical tools for survival in law enforcement, by combining his clinical knowledge with true stories of police officers for an attention-grabbing and informative book."

Conviction

Conviction
Author: D. Sidebottom
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 222
Release: 2015-05-26
ISBN 10: 9781512277319
ISBN 13: 1512277312
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Conviction Book Review:

Our choices can change. Our lives can change. Our views can change. But can our hearts ever change what they feel?No matter how hard we try to choose the right way forward, our destinies are planned out from very early on, our lives mapped out the way fate deems fit for us. Our beliefs will always be varied but we all remain headstrong and wilful in our selfish views... that is until what you thought was fact proves to be fiction and what was unquestionable now blurs the lines of reason.Or hope becomes misery and love becomes hate.In the conclusion to Jake and Isla's story, the road to hell seems to be the easiest route available when truths turn into lies and loyalty turns to betrayal. But is their love stronger than the hatred inside them? Are their souls tough enough to survive the explosion and is their passion strong enough to endure the agony?It's time for Jake and Isla to fight together, for one another and then finally... against each other.

Force of Attraction

Force of Attraction
Author: D. D. Ayres
Publsiher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2015-03-31
ISBN 10: 1466839848
ISBN 13: 9781466839847
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Force of Attraction Book Review:

"Incredible! You'll be on the edge of your seat to see if the heroine can make it out alive."-Catherine Coulter, New York Times bestselling author on Irresistible Force The only thing more powerful than fear is desire... A seasoned K-9 officer with the police in Maryland, Cole Jamison has left her old life behind her. With a new home and a new partner-a protective canine named Hugo-Cole is ready for fresh challenges. A crucial position on an important drug task force is exactly what she wants...until she discovers her gorgeous, infuriating ex-husband will be the DEA agent in charge. FORCE OF ATTRACTION Agent Scott Lucca may be a pro when it comes to undercover assignments, but this job is daunting even for him. Posing as a happy couple on the dog competition circuit means he and Cole need to get a lot closer than they've been in years. Playing a live-in couple should seem like a walk in the park compared to tracking a brutal criminal, but suddenly nothing could be more dangerous than the passionate fire they've rekindled...

Black Site

Black Site
Author: Dalton Fury
Publsiher: St. Martin's Press
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2012-01-31
ISBN 10: 1429958049
ISBN 13: 9781429958042
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Black Site Book Review:

From former Delta Force commander and New York Times bestselling author of Kill Bin Laden comes the first novel in an explosive new series. After September 11, 2001, Delta Force troop commander Dalton Fury was given the secret mission to hunt down and kill the most wanted man in the world, the details of which were recounted in his extraordinary New York Times bestseller Kill Bin Laden. Now, Fury draws upon his hard-won combat experience-and his gift for true-to-life storytelling-to offer a brand-new series of thrillers that are as close to reality as readers can get. Meet Kolt Raynor. A Delta Force operator and one-time American hero, he is still trying to make sense of his life-and duty-after a secret mission gone bad. Three years ago, in the mountains of Pakistan, Raynor made a split-second decision to disobey orders-one that got some of his teammates killed and the rest captured. Now he's been given a second chance to do right by his country, his men, and himself. But Raynor's shot at redemption comes at a price. A shadowy group of former colleagues has asked Raynor to return, alone, to Pakistan's badlands. His assignment seems clear: find his missing men and bring them home. What Raynor never expected was to uncover a sinister al Qaeda plot to capture a Black Site--a secret U.S. prison--and destabilize the region. Meanwhile, a ruthless, unknown enemy is on his trail...and he will stop at nothing to make sure that Raynor's mission is not accomplished. An intense, gritty work of edge-of-your-seat suspense, Black Site is the first of what promises to be one of the most exciting fiction series of the new millennium.

Understanding Police Use of Force

Understanding Police Use of Force
Author: Geoffrey P. Alpert,Roger G. Dunham
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 191
Release: 2004-08-16
ISBN 10: 9780521837736
ISBN 13: 0521837731
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Understanding Police Use of Force Book Review:

Whenever police officers come into contact with citizens there is a chance that the encounter will digress to one in which force is used on a suspect. Fortunately, most police activities do not involve the use of force. But those that do reflect important patterns of interaction between the officer and the citizen. This book examines those patterns. It begins with a brief survey of prior research, and then goes on to present data and findings. Among the data are the force factor applied - that is, the level of force used relative to suspect resistance - and data on the sequential order of incidents of force. The authors also examine police use of force from the suspect's perspective. In analyzing this data they put forward a conceptual framework, the Authority Maintenance Theory, for examining and assessing police use of force.