Halo The Flood

Halo  The Flood
Author: William C. Dietz
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2019-01-01
ISBN 10: 198211164X
ISBN 13: 9781982111649
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Halo The Flood Book Review:

The bestselling adaptation of the iconic video game Halo: Combat Evolved featuring the Master Chief—part of the expanded universe based on the award-winning video game series! 2552. Having barely escaped the final battle for Reach against the vast alien alliance known as the Covenant, the crew of the Pillar of Autumn, including Spartan John-117—the Master Chief—and his AI companion Cortana, is forced to make a desperate escape into slipspace. But their destination brings them to an ancient mystery and an even greater struggle. In this far-flung corner of the universe floats a magnificently massive, artificial ringworld. The crew’s only hope of survival is to crash-land on its surface and take the battle opposing the Covenant to the ground. But they soon discover that this enigmatic ringworld is much more than it seems. Built one hundred thousand years ago by a long-lost civilization known as the Forerunners, this “Halo” is worshipped by the Covenant—a sacred artifact they hope will complete their religious quest for supposed transcendence, and they will stop at nothing to control it. Engaging in fierce combat, Master Chief and Cortana will go deep into the Halo construct and uncover its dark secret and true purpose—even as a monstrous and far more vicious enemy than the Covenant emerges to threaten all sentient life on Halo and the galaxy beyond…

First Strike

First Strike
Author: Damien M. Sojoyner
Publsiher: U of Minnesota Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2016-10-15
ISBN 10: 1452951810
ISBN 13: 9781452951812
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

First Strike Book Review:

California is a state of immense contradictions. Home to colossal wealth and long portrayed as a bastion of opportunity, it also has one of the largest prison populations in the United States and consistently ranks on the bottom of education indexes. Taking a unique, multifaceted insider’s perspective, First Strike delves into the root causes of its ever-expansive prison system and disastrous educational policy. Recentering analysis of Black masculinity beyond public rhetoric, First Strike critiques the trope of the “school-to-prison pipeline” and instead explores the realm of public school as a form of “enclosure” that has influenced the schooling (and denial of schooling) and imprisonment of Black people in California. Through a fascinating ethnography of a public school in Los Angeles County, and a “day in the life tour” of the effect of prisons on the education of Black youth, Damien M. Sojoyner looks at the contestation over education in the Black community from Reconstruction to the civil rights and Black liberation movements of the past three decades. Policy makers, school districts, and local governments have long known that there is a relationship between high incarceration rates and school failure. First Strike is the first book that demonstrates why that connection exists and shows how school districts, cities and states have been complicit and can reverse a disturbing and needless trend. Rather than rely upon state-sponsored ideological or policy-driven models that do nothing more than to maintain structures of hierarchal domination, it allows us to resituate our framework of understanding and begin looking for solutions in spaces that are readily available and are immersed in radically democratic social visions of the future.

First Strike

First Strike
Author: Ben Coes
Publsiher: St. Martin's Press
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2016-06-28
ISBN 10: 1466841273
ISBN 13: 9781466841277
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Deep within the Pentagon, a covert, multi-billion arms-for-influence program was created. The objective was to protect the United States and its allies from terrorist acts by secretly enabling a hand-picked man to emerge as the most powerful leader in the Middle East. But the charismatic Tristan Nazir double-crosses America, twisting the program for his own violent ends to create ISIS. Now America is at great risk. Elite operative Dewey Andreas is sent to Syria to retrieve details about the source of ISIS’s funding but his cover is blown mid-operation and chaos erupts in the streets of Damascus. Trapped and outnumbered, Dewey manages to send proof of the awful truth—unknown at even the highest levels in the government—that ISIS’s munitions were indeed provided by America itself. This information arrives in time to for the U.S. to cut off a final arms shipment before it reaches ISIS. But the vicious Nazir, is far from finished. He launches a bold strike into the heart of America, sending a terrorist cell to take over a dorm at Columbia University, capturing hundreds of college students as hostages. For every hour that the shipment of weapons is withheld, the terrorists will publicly execute one student. The potential loss of life is intolerable. A frontal assault is impossible. Releasing the shipment is unthinkable. There is nowhere to turn... In a situation with no solutions, there remains only one option—Dewey Andreas.

First Strike

First Strike
Author: Shelomoh Naḳdimon
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 353
Release: 1987
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015012188747
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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First Strike

First Strike
Author: Jack Cashill,James Sanders
Publsiher: Thomas Nelson
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2003-03-03
ISBN 10: 1418565393
ISBN 13: 9781418565398
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

First Strike Book Review:

September 11, 2001, did not represent the first aerial assault against the American mainland. The first came on July 17,1996, with the downing of TWA Flight 800. This book looks in detail at what people saw and heard on this fateful night. First Strike explains how a determined corps of ordinary citizens worked to reveal the compromise and corruption that tainted the federal investigation. With an impressive array of facts, Jack Cashill and James Sanders show the relationship between events in July 1996 and September 2001 and proclaim how and why the American government has attempted to cover up the truth.

First Strike

First Strike
Author: Matthew J. Flynn
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2008-07-09
ISBN 10: 1135904138
ISBN 13: 9781135904135
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

First Strike Book Review:

Preemptive warfare is the practice of attempting to avoid an enemy’s seemingly imminent attack by taking military action against them first. It is undertaken in self-defense. Preemptive war is often confused with preventive war, which is an attack launched to defeat a potential opponent and is an act of aggression. Preemptive war is thought to be justified and honorable, while preventive war violates international law. In the real world, the distinction between the two is highly contested. In First Strike, Matthew J. Flynn examines case studies of preemptive war throughout history, from Napoleonic France to the American Civil War, and from Hitler’s Germany to the recent U.S. invasion of Iraq. Flynn takes an analytical look at the international use of military and political preemption throughout the last two hundred years of western history, to show how George W. Bush’s recent use of this dubiously "honorable" way of making war is really just the latest of a long line of previously failed attempts. Balanced and historically grounded, First Strike provides a comprehensive history of one of the most controversial military strategies in the history of international foreign policy.

First Strike

First Strike
Author: Robert C. Aldridge
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 325
Release: 1983
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:49015000329277
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Discusses the development of the nuclear weapons of the United States and examines the American military policies concerning nuclear war

First Strike

First Strike
Author: Richard Turner
Publsiher: Richard Turner
Total Pages: 355
Release: 2017-12-27
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: 9182736450XXX
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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First Strike

First Strike
Author: Matthew J. Flynn
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2008-07-09
ISBN 10: 1135904146
ISBN 13: 9781135904142
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

First Strike Book Review:

Preemptive warfare is the practice of attempting to avoid an enemy’s seemingly imminent attack by taking military action against them first. It is undertaken in self-defense. Preemptive war is often confused with preventive war, which is an attack launched to defeat a potential opponent and is an act of aggression. Preemptive war is thought to be justified and honorable, while preventive war violates international law. In the real world, the distinction between the two is highly contested. In First Strike, Matthew J. Flynn examines case studies of preemptive war throughout history, from Napoleonic France to the American Civil War, and from Hitler’s Germany to the recent U.S. invasion of Iraq. Flynn takes an analytical look at the international use of military and political preemption throughout the last two hundred years of western history, to show how George W. Bush’s recent use of this dubiously "honorable" way of making war is really just the latest of a long line of previously failed attempts. Balanced and historically grounded, First Strike provides a comprehensive history of one of the most controversial military strategies in the history of international foreign policy.

First Strike

First Strike
Author: Mark Totten
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2010-09-21
ISBN 10: 0300168640
ISBN 13: 9780300168648
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

First Strike Book Review:

Can the use of force first against a less-than-imminent threat be both morally acceptable and consistent with American values? This book offers historical examination of the use of preemptive and preventive force through the lens of the just war tradition.

Nuclear First Strike

Nuclear First Strike
Author: George H. Quester
Publsiher: JHU Press
Total Pages: 159
Release: 2006-02-07
ISBN 10: 9780801882852
ISBN 13: 0801882850
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nuclear First Strike Book Review:

This provocative and timely work examines various scenarios in which the deployment of nuclear weapons could occur, the probable consequences of such an escalation, the likely world reactions, and the plausible policy ramifications. Rather than projecting the physical damage that would result from nuclear attacks, George H. Quester offers an exploration of the political, psychological, and social aftermath of nuclear conflict. The prospect of nuclear attack—sixty years after atomic bombs destroyed Hiroshima and Nagasaki—is difficult to confront on many levels. We may avoid the discussion for emotional reasons, for fear of generating a self-confirming hypothesis, or simply because of the general "nuclear taboo." But there are also self-denying propositions to be harnessed here: if the world gives some advance thought to how nuclear weapons might be used again, such attacks may be headed off. If the world avoids nuclear weapons use until the year 2045, it will be able to celebrate one hundred years of nuclear concord. Quester suggests that this may be achieved through the careful consideration of possible nuclear deployment scenarios and their consequences. In this insightful analysis, he provides a starting point for informed and focused reflection and preparation.

Mortal Coils

Mortal Coils
Author: Eric Nylund
Publsiher: Tor Books
Total Pages: 608
Release: 2009-02-03
ISBN 10: 1429982373
ISBN 13: 9781429982375
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mortal Coils Book Review:

Nothing interesting ever happened to fifteen-year-old orphans Eliot and Fiona while they've lived in the strict, oppressive household of their grandmother. A chance visit, however, reveals that there is much more to the twins. They are the offspring of a goddess and Lucifer, Prince of Darkness. Now, to settle the epic custody battle between these two families, the fallen angels create three diabolical temptations, and the gods fashion three heroic trials to test Eliot and Fiona. More than ever they need to stick together to survive and to learn how to use their budding supernatural abilities . . . for family allegiances are ever-shifting in the ancient, secret world they have entered. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Rand Report

Rand Report
Author: Rand Corporation
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 174
Release: 1986
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105119273659
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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First Strike

First Strike
Author: Jack Higgins
Publsiher: HarperCollins UK
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2009-10-01
ISBN 10: 0007347332
ISBN 13: 9780007347339
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Jack Higgins, master of the modern thriller, teams up with Justin Richards, bestselling author of Dr Who, to deliver a pulse-pounding new instalment in the adventures of the teenage Chance twins...

Hero of Thera

Hero of Thera
Author: Eric Nylund
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2017-05-26
ISBN 10: 9780986296932
ISBN 13: 0986296937
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hero of Thera Book Review:

BE A HERO OF THERADo you want to play a game?Think you're good? Really good?Then you might be ready to play The Game ... where clans are sponsored by actual Demon Lords, Gods and Goddesses, Lovecraftian nightmares, and every other demi-entities of power.Still with me?Not running back to your massively multiplayer on-line games, shooters, or table-top role-playing where you can re-roll or respawn after you've been blasted and buried?Cool.Then roll up your sleeves and enter Thera, a kingdom at the crossroads of many worlds. Don't worry, there are all the usual augmented-reality interfaces, level progression, and game mechanics that you love, but Thera is also real, so are its inhabitants ... as is your new custom-designed avatar.Oh, your previous body? We've disposed of that old thing so you won't be distracted trying to get back to your so called "real" life.Did we mention the stakes of The Game? Nothing less than all Creation--every world in every universe and reality.Thus, Death Row inmate, Hector Savage enters Thera, eager to use the gaming skills he's cultivated his entire life. Nothing has prepared him, though, for the schemes of Abyssal Lords, barbarian ghosts, evil wizards, and other bad guys who have plans for him--all before he advances to fifth level!Can he win?Can he survive the Free Trial?Find out in this latest entry of the LitRPG genre, Hero of Thera.

First Strike

First Strike
Author: R. J. Patterson
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 297
Release: 2017
ISBN 10: 9780999457702
ISBN 13: 0999457705
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

First Strike Book Review:

"To those with the highest security clearance, it's a line item known only as Project X. But to the half dozen agents and personnel working for it, it's known as Firestorm, a black ops group so dark that the U.S. President doesn't even know about them yet. And no agent is as skilled as Brady Hawk. Amid the smoldering ashes of another terrorist attack on U.S. interests in Iraq, Hawk searches for Nasim Ghazi, the chief bomb maker for the terrorist group Al Hasib. However, Hawk's mission is almost cut short when he's nearly killed by an assassin. Haunted by his harrowing escape, Hawk must quietly navigate through Iraq and Afghanistan to hunt down Ghazi before he strikes again. As he and his Washington-based handler Alex Duncan try to solve the mystery of his assassin, Hawk struggles with the revelation that his father, the world's most renowned weapons manufacturer, may not be who he thinks he is. In a world where nothing is as it seems, Hawk must stay focused in order to put down another threat before it's too late ... both himself as his country." -- Amazon.com.

China s Strategic Arsenal

China s Strategic Arsenal
Author: James M. Smith,Paul J. Bolt
Publsiher: Georgetown University Press
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2021-04-01
ISBN 10: 1647120802
ISBN 13: 9781647120801
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

China s Strategic Arsenal Book Review:

This volume brings together an international group of distinguished scholars to provide a fresh assessment of China's strategic military capabilities, doctrines, and its political perceptions in light of rapidly advancing technologies, an expanding and modernizing nuclear arsenal, and increased great-power competition with the United States.

The Doolittle Raid 1942

The Doolittle Raid 1942
Author: Clayton Chun
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 96
Release: 2012-09-20
ISBN 10: 1846036771
ISBN 13: 9781846036774
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Doolittle Raid 1942 Book Review:

In early 1942, the strategic situation was bleak for the United States. She had been in continual retreat since Pearl Harbor, surrendering major areas such as the Philippines, and was preparing for the worst in Hawaii and on the West Coast. The Japanese, on the other hand, had secured a well-defended perimeter, and was set for further expansion. Something needed to happen quickly and be of considerable impact-and the combined-arms, April 1942 Doolittle Raid on Japan was a way to achieve this. This book examines the planning, execution, and aftermath of this innovative, daring and risky attack, which would show that the Japanese navy and air forces were anything but invincible.

Mutual Security Act of 1961

Mutual Security Act of 1961
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Foreign Affairs
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 1524
Release: 1961
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: HARVARD:32044047076534
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Climatic Biological and Strategic Effects of Nuclear War

The Climatic  Biological  and Strategic Effects of Nuclear War
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Science and Technology. Subcommittee on Natural Resources, Agriculture Research, and Environment
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 244
Release: 1985
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UCR:31210024955161
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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