Battle Ground

Battle Ground
Author: Jim Butcher
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2020-09-29
ISBN 10: 0593199324
ISBN 13: 9780593199329
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Battle Ground Book Review:

THINGS ARE ABOUT TO GET SERIOUS FOR HARRY DRESDEN, CHICAGO’S ONLY PROFESSIONAL WIZARD, in the next entry in the #1 New York Times bestselling Dresden Files. Harry has faced terrible odds before. He has a long history of fighting enemies above his weight class. The Red Court of vampires. The fallen angels of the Order of the Blackened Denarius. The Outsiders. But this time it’s different. A being more powerful and dangerous on an order of magnitude beyond what the world has seen in a millennium is coming. And she’s bringing an army. The Last Titan has declared war on the city of Chicago, and has come to subjugate humanity, obliterating any who stand in her way. Harry’s mission is simple but impossible: Save the city by killing a Titan. And the attempt will change Harry’s life, Chicago, and the mortal world forever.

Brief Cases

Brief Cases
Author: Jim Butcher
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2018-06-05
ISBN 10: 0451492129
ISBN 13: 9780451492128
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Brief Cases Book Review:

An all-new Dresden Files story headlines this urban fantasy short story collection starring the Windy City’s favorite wizard. The world of Harry Dresden, Chicago’s only professional wizard, is rife with intrigue—and creatures of all supernatural stripes. And you’ll make their intimate acquaintance as Harry delves into the dark side of truth, justice, and the American way in this must-have short story collection. From the Wild West to the bleachers at Wrigley Field, humans, zombies, incubi, and even fey royalty appear, ready to blur the line between friend and foe. In the never-before-published “Zoo Day,” Harry treads new ground as a dad, while fan-favorite characters Molly Carpenter, his onetime apprentice, White Council Warden Anastasia Luccio, and even Bigfoot stalk through the pages of more classic tales. With twelve stories in all, Brief Cases offers both longtime fans and first-time readers tantalizing glimpses into Harry’s funny, gritty, and unforgettable realm, whetting their appetites for more to come from the wizard with a heart of gold. The collection includes: • “Curses,” from Naked City, edited by Ellen Datlow • “AAAA Wizardry,” from the Dresden Files RPG • “Even Hand,” from Dark and Stormy Knights, edited by P. N. Elrod • “B is for Bigfoot,” from Under My Hat: Tales from the Cauldron, edited by Jonathan Strahan. Republished in Working for Bigfoot. • “I was a Teenage Bigfoot,” from Blood Lite III: Aftertaste, edited by Kevin J. Anderson. Republished in Working for Bigfoot. • “Bigfoot on Campus,” from Hex Appeal, edited by P. N. Elrod. Republished in Working for Bigfoot. • “Bombshells,” from Dangerous Women, edited by George R. R. Martin and Gardner Dozois • “Jury Duty,” from Unbound, edited by Shawn Speakman • “Cold Case,” from Shadowed Souls, edited by Jim Butcher and Kerrie Hughes • “Day One,” from Unfettered II, edited by Shawn Speakman • “A Fistful of Warlocks,” from Straight Outta Tombstone, edited by David Boop • “Zoo Day,” a brand-new novella, original to this collection

Battle for Ground Zero

Battle for Ground Zero
Author: Elizabeth Greenspan
Publsiher: St. Martin's Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2013-08-20
ISBN 10: 1137365471
ISBN 13: 9781137365477
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Battle for Ground Zero Book Review:

In the aftermath of 9/11, Americans came together in a way not seen for a generation, pledging unity to rebuild after the horrific loss of the Twin Towers. People were signing up to go to war; rescue workers were laboring to clear rubble. But instead of becoming a rallying symbol in the fight against terrorism, Ground Zero has been plagued by intense conflict and controversy from the very start. Battle for Ground Zero goes behind the scenes of this fight to rebuild, revealing how grieving families, commercial interests, and politicking bureaucrats clashed at every step of the way, confounding progress and infuriating the public. Since the fall of 2001, author Elizabeth Greenspan has been documenting the drama—conducting interviews with neighborhood residents, architects, officials, rescue workers, and victims' relatives, as well as key New York players like uber-developer Larry Silverstein, and Governor Pataki. Here she provides a warts-and-all look at this pivotal decade—from the bitter feuding between city officials and victims' families, to the endless controversy over the memorial design, to the fraught tenth anniversary, against a still-unfinished building. Battle for Ground Zero is an exhaustively researched reminder of how long it took to put a brave face on the horror of 9/11.

Brown s Battleground

Brown s Battleground
Author: Jill Ogline Titus
Publsiher: Univ of North Carolina Press
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2011-12-05
ISBN 10: 0807869368
ISBN 13: 9780807869369
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Brown s Battleground Book Review:

When the U.S. Supreme Court handed down its decision in Brown v. Board of Education in 1954, Prince Edward County, Virginia, home to one of the five cases combined by the Court under Brown, abolished its public school system rather than integrate. Jill Titus situates the crisis in Prince Edward County within the seismic changes brought by Brown and Virginia's decision to resist desegregation. While school districts across the South temporarily closed a building here or there to block a specific desegregation order, only in Prince Edward did local authorities abandon public education entirely--and with every intention of permanence. When the public schools finally reopened after five years of struggle--under direct order of the Supreme Court--county authorities employed every weapon in their arsenal to ensure that the newly reopened system remained segregated, impoverished, and academically substandard. Intertwining educational and children's history with the history of the black freedom struggle, Titus draws on little-known archival sources and new interviews to reveal the ways that ordinary people, black and white, battled, and continue to battle, over the role of public education in the United States.

Battleground

Battleground
Author: W.E.B. Griffin
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 496
Release: 1991-09-01
ISBN 10: 1440635854
ISBN 13: 9781440635854
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Battleground Book Review:

W.E.B. Griffin is a bestselling phenomenom, an American master of authentic military action and drama. Now, in this electrifying new novel, he reveals the story of one of the bloodiest conflicts of the Pacific, the epic struggle for Guadalcanal...Daredevil pilot Charles Galloway learns the hard way how to command a fighter squadron. Lt. Joe Howard teams up with the Coastwatchers. Jack "No Middle Initial" Stecker leads his infantry battalion into the thickest of fighting, at a terrible price. And Navy Captain Pickering grabs a helmet and rifle to join the ranks at Guadalcanal...

Battle Grounds

Battle Grounds
Author: P. Whitney Lackenbauer
Publsiher: UBC Press
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2011-11-01
ISBN 10: 0774840021
ISBN 13: 9780774840026
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Battle Grounds Book Review:

Base closures, use of airspace for weapons testing and low-level flying, environmental awareness, and Aboriginal land claims have focused attention in recent years on the use of Native lands for military training. But is the military's interest in Aboriginal lands new? Battle Grounds analyzes a century of government-Aboriginal interaction and negotiation to explore how the Canadian military came to use Aboriginal lands for training. It examines what the process reveals about the larger and evolving relationship between governments and Aboriginal communities and how increasing Aboriginal assertiveness and activism have affected the issue.

Peace Talks

Peace Talks
Author: Jim Butcher
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2020-07-14
ISBN 10: 0399587071
ISBN 13: 9780399587078
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Peace Talks Book Review:

HARRY DRESDEN IS BACK AND READY FOR ACTION, in the new entry in the #1 New York Times bestselling Dresden Files. When the Supernatural nations of the world meet up to negotiate an end to ongoing hostilities, Harry Dresden, Chicago's only professional wizard, joins the White Council's security team to make sure the talks stay civil. But can he succeed, when dark political manipulations threaten the very existence of Chicago—and all he holds dear?

Battleground Sussex

Battleground Sussex
Author: John Grehan,Martin Mace
Publsiher: Casemate Publishers
Total Pages: 222
Release: 2012-01-01
ISBN 10: 1848846614
ISBN 13: 9781848846616
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Battleground Sussex Book Review:

From its south-eastern tip Sussex is little more than sixty miles from continental Europe and the countys coastline, some seventy-six miles long, occupies a large part of Britains southern frontier. Before the days of Macadam and the Turnpike, water travel could prove more certain than land transportation and the seas that define the borders of our nation aided, rather than deterred, the invader.

The Battle Ground

The Battle Ground
Author: Ellen Glasgow
Publsiher: The Floating Press
Total Pages: 598
Release: 2010-11-01
ISBN 10: 177541986X
ISBN 13: 9781775419860
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Battle Ground Book Review:

Dive into a richly detailed historical romance that provides a fascinating glimpse into nineteenth-century life in the American South, with a sweeping perspective that considers the challenges facing the working classes, the landed gentry, and everyone in between. An engrossing read for anyone who likes to learn from their romance fiction reads!

Bolt Action Battleground Europe

Bolt Action  Battleground Europe
Author: Warlord Games
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 108
Release: 2014-11-20
ISBN 10: 1472810449
ISBN 13: 9781472810441
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bolt Action Battleground Europe Book Review:

Take the fight to the enemy with this new theatre book for Bolt Action. From the D-Day landings to the final battle for Berlin, this volume gives players everything they need to focus their gaming on these final campaigns in the European Theatre of Operations. Scenarios and special rules offer something for all Bolt Action players, regardless of the armies they collect.

Water

Water
Author: Brahma Chellaney
Publsiher: Georgetown University Press
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2013-07-25
ISBN 10: 1626160120
ISBN 13: 9781626160125
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Water Book Review:

Describes the effect that Asia's exploding population will have on the supply of freshwater, discusses how the scarcity of this resource will give rise to territorial disputes and security implications and proposes strategies to avoid conflict and create equitable sharing.

Gettysburg s Most Hellish Battleground

Gettysburg s Most Hellish Battleground
Author: Phillip Thomas Tucker
Publsiher: Fonthill Media
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2019-03-19
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: 9182736450XXX
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gettysburg s Most Hellish Battleground Book Review:

During the crucial three days of combat at Gettysburg, the most nightmarish place on the entire battlefield was appropriately named the Devil's Den. This jumble of huge boulders situated at the southern end of Houck's Ridge was truly a hell on earth during the decisive afternoon of July 2, 1863. The tenacious struggle that raged beyond control at the battle-line's southern end was all-important, because the Devil's Den and Houck's Ridge anchored the left flank of the over-extended Union battle-line, before Federal troops occupied Little Round Top to the east. The battle-hardened veterans of Lieutenant General James Longstreet's First Corps captured this vital sector— the first Union left flank—in one of the few Southern successes of the second day, after some of the war's most bitter fighting. Nevertheless, the dramatic story of the successful turning of the first Union left flank has been long overlooked and ignored largely because of the giant historical shadow cast by the more famous struggle at Little Round Top, which was only the second and last fight for the southern flank of both armies on July 2. Therefore, the important contest for possession of the first Union left flank at the Devil's Den and Houck's Ridge was crucial on the bloody afternoon that decided the fate of America. • Includes 22 colour and sepia-tinted photographs

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Library of Congress Subject Headings
Author: Library of Congress
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OSU:32435070490008
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Library of Congress Subject Headings Book Review:

Undaunted

Undaunted
Author: John O. Brennan
Publsiher: Celadon Books
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2020-10-06
ISBN 10: 1250241758
ISBN 13: 9781250241757
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Undaunted Book Review:

**THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER** "John Brennan is one of the hardest-working, most patriotic public servants I've ever seen, and our country is better off for it. As president, he was one of my closest advisors and a great friend. And in his memoir, Undaunted, you'll see why. I hope you'll read it." —President Barack Obama A powerful and revelatory memoir from former CIA director John Brennan, spanning his more than thirty years in government. Friday, January 6, 2017: On that day, as always, John Brennan’s alarm clock was set to go off at 4:15 a.m. But nothing else about that day would be routine. That day marked his first and only security briefing with President-elect Donald Trump. And it was also the day John Brennan said his final farewell to Owen Brennan, his father, the man who had taught him the lessons of goodness, integrity, and honor that had shaped the course of an unparalleled career serving his country from within the intelligence community. In this brutally honest memoir, Brennan, the son of an Irish immigrant who settled in New Jersey, describes the life that took him from being a young CIA recruit enamored with the mystique of spy work, secretly defiant enough to drive a motorcycle and sport a diamond earring, and invigorated by his travels in the Middle East to being the most powerful individual in American intelligence. He details his experiences with very different presidents and what it’s been like to bear responsibility for some of the nation’s most crucial and polarizing national security decisions. He pulls back the curtain on the inner workings of the Agency, describing the selfless, patriotic, and invisible work of the women and men involved in national security. He also examines the insularity, arrogance, and myopia that have, at times, undermined its reputation in the eyes of the American people and of members of other branches of government. Through topics ranging from George W. Bush’s intervention in Iraq to his thoughts on the CIA’s controversial use of enhanced interrogation techniques to his eye-opening account of the planning of the raid that resulted in Bin Ladin’s death to his realization that Russia had interfered with the 2016 election, Brennan brings the reader behind the scenes of some of the most crucial moments in recent U.S. history. He also candidly discusses the times he has failed to live up to his own high standards and the very public fallouts that have resulted. With its behind-the-scenes look at how major U.S. national security policies and actions unfolded during his long and distinguished career—especially during his eight years in the Obama administration—John Brennan’s memoir is a work of history with strong implications for the future of America and our country’s relationships with other world powers. Undaunted: My Fight Against America’s Enemies, at Home and Abroad offers a rare and insightful look at the often-obscured world of national security, the intelligence profession, and Washington’s chaotic political environment. But more than that, it is a portrait of a man striving for integrity; for himself, for the CIA, and for his country.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Library of Congress Subject Headings
Author: Library of Congress. Cataloging Policy and Support Office
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2004
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015057968466
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Library of Congress Subject Headings Book Review:

The Art of War

The Art of War
Author: Sun Tzu
Publsiher: Diamond Pocket Books Pvt Ltd
Total Pages: 104
Release: 2021-03-18
ISBN 10: 9390960037
ISBN 13: 9789390960033
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Art of War Book Review:

The Art of War is an enduring classic that holds a special place in the culture and history of East Asia. An ancient Chinese text on the philosophy and politics of warfare and military strategy, the treatise was written in 6th century B.C. by a warrior-philosopher now famous all over the world as Sun Tzu. Sun Tzu's teachings remain as relevant to leaders and strategists today as they were to rulers and military generals in ancient times. Divided into thirteen chapters and written succinctly, The Art of War is a must-read for anybody who works in a competitive environment.

Literacy and Power

Literacy and Power
Author: David Archer,Patrick Costello
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2013-11-05
ISBN 10: 1134069189
ISBN 13: 9781134069187
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Literacy and Power Book Review:

The often bloody struggles of Central America have dominated news reports for a long time. Behind the headlines lies an enormous population of the desperately poor, and it is axiomatic that they are rendered even more powerless by widespread illiteracy. What actually counts as literacy is less clear. Archer and Costello describe some of the most exciting and innovative programmes designed to overcome the problem and how, as they worked with many of them, they discovered how varied and controversial they are. El Salvador, Nicaragua, Honduras, Ecuador, Mexico, Chile, Bolivia and Guatemala are all included, and for each country the authors have provided a thrilling account of the lives and circumstances of the people who both teach and learn as well as describing the varied forms that literacy teaching, even literacy itself, can take. This book is not only about literacy, but is also a guide to the societies of one of the world's most troubled regions. Originally published in 1990

Welcome to the Jungle

Welcome to the Jungle
Author: Jim Butcher,Ardian Syaf
Publsiher: Del Rey/Dabel Brothers
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2008
ISBN 10: 0345507460
ISBN 13: 9780345507464
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Welcome to the Jungle Book Review:

Harry Dresden, the only professional wizard listed in the Chicago phone book, takes on supernatural villains out to turn the world upside down, in an original graphic novel adventure.

Crisis In Africa

Crisis In Africa
Author: Arthur Gavshon
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 322
Release: 2019-05-20
ISBN 10: 0429725612
ISBN 13: 9780429725616
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Crisis In Africa Book Review:

The great power rivalry surging across Africa today is a heritage of those European statesmen who a century ago in Berlin ruled straight lines on school atlases to carve up a continent-and whole nations with it-into tidy colonial compartments. With African states searching for a political identity in the post-colonial era, the superpowers are now j

The Last Battleground

The Last Battleground
Author: Philip Gerard
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 376
Release: 2021-08
ISBN 10: 9781469666112
ISBN 13: 1469666111
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Last Battleground Book Review:

"The Last Battleground presents this dramatic convergence of great events through the personal stories of the individuals who endured them, reporting the war as if it were happening in present time rather than with settled hindsight--to capture the terrible suspense of lives caught up in a conflict whose ending had not yet been written"--