All Necessary Force

All Necessary Force
Author: Brad Taylor
Publsiher: Dutton
Total Pages: 563
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.

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—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.

All Necessary Force

All Necessary Force
Author: Brad Taylor
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 383
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 9781322818627
ISBN 13: 1322818622
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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All Necessary Measures

All Necessary Measures
Author: Carrie Booth Walling
Publsiher: University of Pennsylvania Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2013-07-01
ISBN 10: 0812208471
ISBN 13: 9780812208474
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

All Necessary Measures Book Review:

What prompts the United Nations Security Council to engage forcefully in some crises at high risk for genocide and ethnic cleansing but not others? In All Necessary Measures, Carrie Booth Walling identifies several systematic patterns in the stories that council members tell about conflicts and the policy solutions that result from them. Drawing on qualitative comparative case studies spanning two decades, including situations where the council has intervened to stop mass killing (Somalia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, and Sierra Leone) as well as situations where it has not (Rwanda, Kosovo, and Sudan), Walling posits that the arguments council members make about the cause and character of conflict as well as the source of sovereign authority in target states have the potential to enable or constrain the use of military force in defense of human rights. At a moment when constructivist scholars in international relations are pushing beyond empirical claims for the value of norms and toward critical analysis of such norms, All Necessary Measures establishes discourse's real-world explanatory power. From her comparative chronology, Walling demonstrates that humanitarian intervention becomes possible when the majority of Security Council members come to a shared understanding of the conflict, perpetrators, and victims—and probable when the Council understands state sovereignty as complementary to human rights norms. By illuminating the relationship between national interests and the core values of Security Council members and how it influences decision-making, All Necessary Measures suggests when and where the Security Council is likely to intervene in the future.

Irresistible Force

Irresistible Force
Author: D. D. Ayres
Publsiher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2014-08-26
ISBN 10: 146683983X
ISBN 13: 9781466839830
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Irresistible Force 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 When adrenaline runs high, so does the force of desire... For Shay Appleton, it's love at first sight when a gorgeous stray dog is brought into the animal shelter where she works. She just knows he'll make a terrific watch dog-and with an abusive ex who won't let go, she needs all the protection she can get. But Shay never suspected that her new pet is actually a trained police K-9 named Bogart-until Bogart's even more gorgeous, human partner shows up on her doorstep. IRRESISTIBLE FORCE by D.D. Ayres Officer James Cannon is one tall, strong alpha male who's convinced that Shay stole his dog. But once he gets closer to the suspect, he realizes that this stubborn, independent woman not only needs a guard dog, she needs James as well. It seems that someone from her past is stalking her, and threatening her life. When danger meets desire, will James risk his career and his best friend...to protect the woman who's stolen his heart?

All Necessary Force

All Necessary Force
Author: Brad Taylor
Publsiher: Head of Zeus Ltd
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2020-08-06
ISBN 10: 1800241755
ISBN 13: 9781800241756
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

All Necessary Force Book Review:

An attack is imminent. The Taskforce – a highly classified Special Forces unit – is left reeling. One of their own has been killed in action. Another is barely alive. There's only one option left... The Taskforce recruits Pike Logan, an unstable operator with an agenda of his own, when more disaster strikes. A weapon of unthinkable power heads to the US. The one area the Taskforce cannot operate in. Will their home turf be the one place the Taskforce is forbidden to save? Perfect for fans of Lee Child, James Deegan and David Baldacci. Praise for Brad Taylor: 'It's an excellent read, and I greatly enjoyed it' Nelson DeMille. 'Pike ranks right up there with Jason Bourne, Jack Reacher and Jack Bauer' John Lescroart. 'Logan is a tough, appealing hero you're sure to root for' Joseph Finder. 'Fresh plot, great actions, and Taylor clearly knows what he is writing about' Vince Flynn.

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.”

Necessary Force

Necessary Force
Author: Phil Ward
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 276
Release: 2014-05-19
ISBN 10: 9780986077159
ISBN 13: 0986077151
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Necessary Force Book Review:

Maj. John Randal is back in Book VI in the Raiding Forces Series. He travels to the RAF Base located at Habbaniya sixty miles south of Bagdad to see Lt. Pamala Plum-Martin be awarded her pilots wings from the flying school located there. RAF Habbaniya is a base that the war has passed by, senior officers at the end of their career are assigned as well as pilots who are not considered good enough for combat flying or pilots who have become combat fatigued from flying combat tours and need a rest. Maj. Randal, the MI-6 senior officer Jim 'Baldie' Taylor and Lt. Penelope Honeycutt-Parker fly into the RAF Base the same day the Iraqi rebels of the Golden Square lay the place to siege by occupying the heights just outside the perimeter wire. They find themselves in a situation that is described to Maj. Randal "in terms an American can understand...this is 1836 and you just checked in to the Hotel Alamo." What happens next is an action packed story of a battle that has been lost to history.

One Rough Man

One Rough Man
Author: Brad Taylor
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 576
Release: 2011-02-17
ISBN 10: 1101475781
ISBN 13: 9781101475782
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.

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.

Lord of the Flies

Lord of the Flies
Author: William Golding
Publsiher: Faber & Faber
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2012-03-15
ISBN 10: 0571267386
ISBN 13: 9780571267385
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lord of the Flies Book Review:

William Golding's Lord of the Flies is a dystopian classic: 'exciting, relevant and thought-provoking' (Stephen King). When a group of schoolboys are stranded on a desert island, what could go wrong? 'One of my favorite books - I read it every couple of years.' (Suzanne Collins, author of The Hunger Games) A plane crashes on a desert island. The only survivors are a group of schoolboys. By day, they discover fantastic wildlife and dazzling beaches, learning to survive; at night, they are haunted by nightmares of a primitive beast. Orphaned by society, it isn't long before their innocent childhood games devolve into a savage, murderous hunt ... 'Stands out mightily in my memory ... Such a strong statement about the human heart.' (Patricia Cornwell) 'Terrifying and haunting.' (Kingsley Amis) 'Beautifully written, tragic and provocative.' (E. M. Forster) ONE OF THE BBC'S ICONIC 'NOVELS THAT SHAPED OUR WORLD' What readers are saying: 'Every real human being should read this ... This is what we are.' 'It's brilliant, it's captivating, it's thought provoking and brutal and for some, its truly terrifying.' 'It can be read and re-read many times, and every time something new will appear.' 'There is a reason why this is studied at school ... Excellent read.' 'This is one of the few books I've read that I keep on my Kindle to read again.' 'I revisit this every few years and it's always fresh and impressive ... One of the best books I've ever read.'

No Ordinary Disruption

No Ordinary Disruption
Author: Richard Dobbs,James Manyika,Jonathan Woetzel
Publsiher: PublicAffairs
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.

Natural Ventilation for Infection Control in Health care Settings

Natural Ventilation for Infection Control in Health care Settings
Author: Y. Chartier,C. L Pessoa-Silva
Publsiher: World Health Organization
Total Pages: 106
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 9241547855
ISBN 13: 9789241547857
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Natural Ventilation for Infection Control in Health care Settings Book Review:

This guideline defines ventilation and then natural ventilation. It explores the design requirements for natural ventilation in the context of infection control, describing the basic principles of design, construction, operation and maintenance for an effective natural ventilation system to control infection in health-care settings.

Rules for Radicals

Rules for Radicals
Author: Saul Alinsky
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2010-06-30
ISBN 10: 0307756890
ISBN 13: 9780307756893
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rules for Radicals Book Review:

First published in 1971, Rules for Radicals is Saul Alinsky's impassioned counsel to young radicals on how to effect constructive social change and know “the difference between being a realistic radical and being a rhetorical one.” Written in the midst of radical political developments whose direction Alinsky was one of the first to question, this volume exhibits his style at its best. Like Thomas Paine before him, Alinsky was able to combine, both in his person and his writing, the intensity of political engagement with an absolute insistence on rational political discourse and adherence to the American democratic tradition.

AMERICA S ARMY

AMERICA S ARMY
Author: Beth L Bailey,Professor of American Studies and Regents Lecturer Beth Bailey
Publsiher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 319
Release: 2009-11-23
ISBN 10: 0674035364
ISBN 13: 9780674035362
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

AMERICA S ARMY Book Review:

" ... the story of the all-volunteer force, from the draft protests and policy proposals of the 1960s through the Iraq War"--Jacket.

Communities in Action

Communities in Action
Author: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine,Health and Medicine Division,Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice,Committee on Community-Based Solutions to Promote Health Equity in the United States
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 582
Release: 2017-04-27
ISBN 10: 0309452961
ISBN 13: 9780309452960
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Communities in Action Book Review:

In the United States, some populations suffer from far greater disparities in health than others. Those disparities are caused not only by fundamental differences in health status across segments of the population, but also because of inequities in factors that impact health status, so-called determinants of health. Only part of an individual's health status depends on his or her behavior and choice; community-wide problems like poverty, unemployment, poor education, inadequate housing, poor public transportation, interpersonal violence, and decaying neighborhoods also contribute to health inequities, as well as the historic and ongoing interplay of structures, policies, and norms that shape lives. When these factors are not optimal in a community, it does not mean they are intractable: such inequities can be mitigated by social policies that can shape health in powerful ways. Communities in Action: Pathways to Health Equity seeks to delineate the causes of and the solutions to health inequities in the United States. This report focuses on what communities can do to promote health equity, what actions are needed by the many and varied stakeholders that are part of communities or support them, as well as the root causes and structural barriers that need to be overcome.

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.

Daughter of War

Daughter of War
Author: Brad Taylor
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2019-01-08
ISBN 10: 1101984856
ISBN 13: 9781101984857
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Daughter of War Book Review:

**A New York Times Bestseller** Former Special Forces Officer and New York Times bestselling author Brad Taylor delivers a heart-pounding thriller featuring Taskforce operators Pike Logan and Jennifer Cahill as they come face to face with a conspiracy where nothing is as it seems. Hot on the trail of a North Korean looking to sell sensitive US intelligence to the Syrian regime, Pike Logan and the Taskforce stumble upon something much graver: the sale of a lethal substance called Red Mercury. Unbeknownst to the Taskforce, the Syrians plan to use the weapon of mass destruction against American and Kurdish forces, and blame the attack on terrorists, causing western nations to reassess their participation in the murky cauldron of the Syrian civil war. Meanwhile, North Korea has its own devastating agenda: a double-cross that will dwarf the attack in Syria even as it lays the blame on the Syrian government. Leveraging Switzerland's fame for secrecy and its vast network of military bunkers, now repurposed by private investors for the clandestine storage of wealth, North Korea will use Red Mercury to devastate the West's ability to deliver further sanctions against the rogue regime. As the Taskforce begins to unravel the plot, a young refugee unwittingly holds the key to the conspiracy. Hunted across Europe for reasons she cannot fathom, she is the one person who can stop the attack--if she can live long enough for Pike and Jennifer to find her.

Ring of Fire

Ring of Fire
Author: Brad Taylor
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2017-01-10
ISBN 10: 1101984775
ISBN 13: 9781101984772
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ring of Fire Book Review:

Former Delta Force officer and New York Times bestselling author Brad Taylor delivers a relentlessly fast-paced, gripping thriller featuring Taskforce operators Pike Logan and Jennifer Cahill as they come face-to-face with an insidious threat to strike terror into the heart of America. Fifteen years ago, in order to win a contract in the Kingdom, a desperate defense contractor used a shell company to provide a bribe to a wealthy Saudi businessman. Now a powerful player in the defense industry, he panics when the Panama Papers burst onto the public scene. Providing insight into the illicit deeds of offshore financing, they could prove his undoing. To prevent the exposure of his illegal activities, he sets in motion a plan to interdict the next leak, but he is not the only one worried about spilled secrets. The data theft has left the Taskforce potentially vulnerable, leaving a trail that could compromise the unit. Back in the good graces of the new president, Pike Logan and Jennifer Cahill are ordered to interdict the next leak as well, in order to control the damage. Unbeknownst to either group, the Saudi has been using the shell company to fund terrorists all over the world, and he has a spectacular attack planned, coinciding with the fifteenth anniversary of 9/11. The information Pike and Jennifer uncover will put them on the trail of the imminent threat, but it’s one that they might be unable to stop. Called Ring of Fire, it will cause unimaginable destruction across the United States, and the ensuing chaos and terror will distract the Taskforce from a truth no one sees: Ring of Fire was only the beginning, and the danger is far from over.