Russia s Greatest Enemy

Russia s Greatest Enemy
Author: Charlotte Alston
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 278
Release: 2007-03-28
ISBN 10: 0857716581
ISBN 13: 9780857716583
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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A remarkably talented linguist, foreign correspondant in Russia from 1904-1921 and Foreign Editor for 'The Times', 'Russia's Greatest Enemy?' traces the fascinating life and career of Harold Williams. This quiet and modest New Zealander played a central role in informing and influencing British opinion on Russia from the twilight of the Tsars, through War and Revolution, to the rise of the Soviet Union. The career of this keen Russophile and fierce opponent of Bolshevism illuminates the pre-World War One movement towards rapprochement with the Tsar, as well as the drive for intervention and isolation in the Soviet period. In this fascinating study Charlotte Alston explores the role of Williams as the interpreter of Russia to the British and the British to Russia in this turbulent period in the history of both countries Introduction 1. New Zealand, 1876-1900 2. Journalism, 1900-1914 3. Britain, Russia, War and Revolution, 1907-1917 4. From Revolution to Intervention, 1917-1921 5. The Times, 1921-1928 Conclusion Bibliography

Greatest Enemy

Greatest Enemy
Author: Jason Kasper
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 218
Release: 2019-09-24
ISBN 10: 9781951249489
ISBN 13: 1951249488
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Army Ranger and combat veteran David Rivers has almost completed his final year at West Point when his world is turned upside down by a sudden discharge from military service. Just as David hits rock bottom, three mysterious men appear. They know David's dark secret-that he has murdered in cold blood. And they want him to do it again.

Hannibal

Hannibal
Author: Richard A. Gabriel
Publsiher: Potomac Books, Inc.
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2011-02-28
ISBN 10: 1597976865
ISBN 13: 9781597976862
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hannibal Book Review:

The Romans' destruction of Carthage after the Third Punic War erased any Carthaginian historical record of Hannibal's life. What we know of him comes exclusively from Roman historians who had every interest in minimizing his success, exaggerating his failures, and disparaging his character. The charges leveled against Hannibal include greed, cruelty and atrocity, sexual indulgence, and even cannibalism. But even these sources were forced to grudgingly admit to Hannibal's military genius, if only to make their eventual victory over him appear greater. Yet there is no doubt that Hannibal was the greatest Carthaginian general of the Second Punic War. When he did not defeat them outright, he fought to a standstill the best generals Rome produced, and he sustained his army in the field for sixteen long years without mutiny or desertion. Hannibal was a first-rate tactician, only a somewhat lesser strategist, and the greatest enemy Rome ever faced. When he at last met defeat at the hands of the Roman general Scipio, it was against an experienced officer who had to strengthen and reconfigure the Roman legion and invent mobile tactics in order to succeed. Even so, Scipio's victory at Zama was against an army that was a shadow of its former self. The battle could easily have gone the other way. If it had, the history of the West would have been changed in ways that can only be imagined. Richard A. Gabriel's brilliant new biography shows how Hannibal's genius nearly unseated the Roman Empire.

Hannibal

Hannibal
Author: Philip Freeman
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2022-02-01
ISBN 10: 1643138723
ISBN 13: 9781643138725
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Telling the story of a man who stood against the overwhelming power of the mighty Roman empire, Hannibal is the biography of a man who, against all odds, dared to change the course of history. Over two thousand years ago one of the greatest military leaders in history almost destroyed Rome. Hannibal, a daring African general from the city of Carthage, led an army of warriors and battle elephants over the snowy Alps to invade the very heart of Rome's growing empire. But what kind of person would dare to face the most relentless imperial power of the ancient world? How could Hannibal, consistently outnumbered and always deep in enemy territory, win battle after battle until he held the very fate of Rome within his grasp? Hannibal appeals to many as the ultimate underdog—a Carthaginian David against the Goliath of Rome—but it wasn't just his genius on the battlefield that set him apart. As a boy and then a man, his self-discipline and determination were legendary. As a military leader, like Alexander the Great before him and Julius Caesar after, he understood the hearts of men and had an uncanny ability to read the unseen weaknesses of his enemy. As a commander in war, Hannibal has few equals in history and has long been held as a model of strategic and tactical genius. But Hannibal was much more than just a great general. He was a practiced statesman, a skilled diplomat, and a man deeply devoted to his family and country. Roman historians—on whom we rely for almost all our information on Hannibal—portray him as a cruel barbarian, but how does the story change if we look at Hannibal from the Carthaginian point of view? Can we search beneath the accounts of Roman writers who were eager to portray Hannibal as a monster and find a more human figure? Can we use the life of Hannibal to look at the Romans themselves in an unfamiliar way— not as the noble and benign defenders of civilization but as ruthless conquerors motivated by greed and conquest?

Superior Spider Man Vol 1 My Own Worst Enemy

Superior Spider Man Vol  1  My Own Worst Enemy
Author: Dan Slott
Publsiher: Marvel Entertainment
Total Pages: 120
Release: 2014-04-03
ISBN 10: 1302368850
ISBN 13: 9781302368852
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Superior Spider Man Vol 1 My Own Worst Enemy Book Review:

Collects Superior Spider-Man #1-5. THEN!...Peter Parker spent a lifetime living up to the responsibilities his powers foisted upon him, but his story finally ended dramatically in the historic Amazing Spider-Man #700. NOW!...The new Amazing Spider-Man has arrived, and he is better in every single way. Smarter, stronger...Superior. And he'll prove it, both to himself and the world, when he faces down the all-new Sinister Six! But is this all-new Spider-Man in cahoots with J. Jonah Jameson? And has Carlie Cooper figured out the Superior Spider-Man's secret identify? Plus: Spider-Man and Mary Jane...reunited?! All this and the return of the villainous Vulture! It's an all-new era of web-slinging excitement, and it all starts NOW!

Worst Enemy Best Teacher

Worst Enemy  Best Teacher
Author: Deidre Combs
Publsiher: New World Library
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2011-02-08
ISBN 10: 1577319273
ISBN 13: 9781577319276
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Worst Enemy Best Teacher Book Review:

Worst Enemy, Best Teacher presents a powerful system to identify and learn how to best approach the person or problem that plagues us most — whether it’s a neighbor, a brother-in-law, a new boss, or the factory’s fiercest competitor — Combs breaks down problems and threats into more easily understood categories, such as conflicts that threaten physical harm, emotional pain, constriction of one’s ability to be unique, and intellectual threats and how they affect one’s world view and beliefs. Hands-on exercises, parables, and real-life stories show readers how to apply the wisdom gained from studying the opponent to any challenge, whether within one’s self, with friends or family, or between companies or nations, Worst Enemy, Best Teacher offers ingenious tips and techniques for learning from the enemy and converting conflict into resolution.

Your Own Worst Enemy

Your Own Worst Enemy
Author: Ken Christian
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2009-05-05
ISBN 10: 0061935557
ISBN 13: 9780061935558
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Your Own Worst Enemy Book Review:

Do you suffer from any of the following? Procrastination Wide swings of mood and self-esteem Ambivalence in making decisions Dreaming big, but never following through If you or someone you love isn't living up to his or her potential -- and suffers from even one or two of the above feelings -- here is a program that can help. Your Own Worst Enemy is the first book devoted to the problem of adult underachievement, a problem stemming from common behavior patterns that can manifest itself in almost every walk of life -- from twentysomethings stuck in dead-end jobs to outwardly successful businesspeople who can't help feeling they've missed their true calling. In Your Own Worst Enemy, Dr. Kenneth Christian details the telltale signs of what he calls self-limiting behavior -- everyday habits that can seem harless (like taking unchallenging jobs) or even worthwhile (like setting absurdly high standards), but that over time can send high-potential people into a tailspin of dead ends and frustration. He identifies underachieving types, from charmers, who substitute congeniality for effort, to extreme risk-takers, who casually gamble their future away, to best-or-nothings, who refuse to play if they can't win. And he offers practical 15-step guide to help underachievers shake off their old habits and start taking an active hand in their own future. Filled with persuasive case studies and useful advice on everything from overhauling workspace to remaking self-image, Your Own Worst Enemy will help underachievers everywhere visualize their goals, break through their barriers, and start realizing their unlimited potential.

Our Own Worst Enemy

Our Own Worst Enemy
Author: Randall Larsen
Publsiher: Grand Central Publishing
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2007-09-07
ISBN 10: 0446402990
ISBN 13: 9780446402996
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Our Own Worst Enemy Book Review:

Our Own Worst Enemy provides a solid, practical, logical approach to personal security for all Americans and explains why the government is not prepared to help us in a time of crisis (Katrina, 9/11, etc.). Leading homeland security expert Randall J. Larsen details what we must do as citizens to protect ourselves, our families and our assets. The key, Larsen argues, is finally asking the right questions about homeland security, such as: "How do we prevent a terrorist organization from becoming a nuclear power?" The media frequently poses the question: "What can we do to ensure that al Qaeda does not smuggle a nuclear weapon into the U.S. through one of our ports?" But the right question should focus on prevention -- and the answer is far different from the discussion that dominates the debate and the spending priorities of the Bush Administration and Congress. "Who should be in charge of logistics during a major disaster?" Larsen says that it's not the military. The fact is, no one is better at logistics than American businesses such as FedEx, UPS, and Target. Our Own Worst Enemy states that the government should encourage citizens and businesses to be active and learn to "posse up" while looking to the private sector to provide food, water, shelter, and transportation during a natural or man-made crisis. Larsen offers a strong combination of practical advice (Did you know a $1 mask can save your life in the event of a dirty bomb?) and wise examination of such key issues as the economy, borders and immigration, national health care, personal security, and more.

Our Own Worst Enemy

Our Own Worst Enemy
Author: Tom Nichols
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2021-08-06
ISBN 10: 0197518877
ISBN 13: 9780197518878
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Our Own Worst Enemy Book Review:

Introduction: Our own worst enemy -- A hunger for Apocalypse: the perils of peace and plenty -- The nicest people you'll ever dislike: when good neighbors are bad citizens -- "Is there no virtue among us?" Democracy in an age of rage and resentment -- System failure? Human suffering and the case against liberal democracy -- Hello, I hate you: how hyper-connection is destroying democracy -- Conclusion: Is there a road back?

The Greatest Enemy

The Greatest Enemy
Author: Douglas Reeman
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2015-09-24
ISBN 10: 1448107202
ISBN 13: 9781448107209
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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This compelling nautical adventure from multi-million copy bestselling author Douglas Reeman will have readers of Clive Cussler, Bernard Cornwell and Wilbur Smith gripped with its expertly combined characterisation and vivid battle scenes. You'll feel like you are on the bridge yourself...! 'One of our foremost writers of naval fiction' -- Sunday Times 'I could not put it down. I enjoyed every single page of this seafaring tale.' -- ***** Reader review 'Enthralling - just had to keep reading to the end' -- ***** Reader review 'A cracking read' -- ***** Reader review 'Exceptional' -- ***** Reader review 'Nail biting to the end' -- ***** Reader review **************************************************************************** Twenty-five years ago, HMS Terrapin was part of a crack hunter-killer group in the Battle of the Atlantic. Now she is working out her last commission in the Gulf of Thailand. To Lieutenant-Commander Standish, the frigate seems to mark the end of his hopes of a career in the Navy. Then a new captain arrives, a man driven by an old-fashioned, almost obsessive patriotism. And under his stubborn leadership, Standish and the crew discover a long-forgotten unity of purpose... She was one of the deadliest ships of the war. Her greatest heroics may still lie ahead.

The Worst Enemy of Science

The Worst Enemy of Science
Author: John Preston,Gonzalo Munevar,David Lamb
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2000-02-10
ISBN 10: 9780195351712
ISBN 13: 0195351711
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Worst Enemy of Science Book Review:

This stimulating collection is devoted to the life and work of the most flamboyant of twentieth-century philosophers, Paul Feyerabend. Feyerabend's radical epistemological claims, and his stunning argument that there is no such thing as scientific method, were highly influential during his life and have only gained attention since his death in 1994. The essays that make up this volume, written by some of today's most respected philosophers of science, many of whom knew Feyerabend as students and colleagues, cover the diverse themes in his extensive body of work and present a personal account of this fascinating thinker.

The Last King

The Last King
Author: Michael Curtis Ford
Publsiher: Macmillan
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2007-04-01
ISBN 10: 1429904372
ISBN 13: 9781429904377
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Last King Book Review:

To the Romans, the greatest enemy the Republic ever faced was not the Goths or Huns, nor even Hannibal, but rather a ferocious and brilliant king on the distant Black Sea: Mithridates Eupator VI of Pontus, known to history as Mithridates the Great. At age eleven, Mithridates inherited a small mountain kingdom of wild tribesmen, which his wicked mother governed in his place. Sweeping to power at age twenty-one, he proved to be a military genius and quickly consolidated various fiefdoms under his command. Since Rome also had expansionist designs in this region, bloody conflict was inevitable. Over forty years, Rome sent its greatest generals to contain Mithridates and gained tenuous control over his empire only after suffering a series of devastating defeats at the hands of this cunning and ruthless king. Each time Rome declared victory, Mithridates considered it merely a strategic retreat, and soon came roaring back with a more powerful army than before. Bursting with heroic battle scenes and eloquent storytelling, Michael Curtis Ford has crafted a riveting novel of the ancient world and resurrected one of history's greatest warriors.

Our Own Worst Enemy

Our Own Worst Enemy
Author: David G. Bowman
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 104
Release: 2005-04
ISBN 10: 9781420831092
ISBN 13: 1420831097
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Our Own Worst Enemy Book Review:

This book is comprised of two tales with a similar group of young adults trying to make their place in the world while dealing with relationships within the group. It is a story of young people at a crossroads in their lives and how they comically deal with situations that come up in their lives. Both can be considered satires. The author affectionately deals with the characters, however, with empathy towards their plights.

An Enemy Worst Than the Devil

An Enemy Worst Than the Devil
Author: Emmanuel Dudu
Publsiher: Xlibris Corporation
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2011-04-27
ISBN 10: 1462862608
ISBN 13: 9781462862603
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Enemy Worst Than the Devil Book Review:

This book -An Enemy Worse Than The Devil, is not an assumption but practical expression of an undiluted truth the greatest enemy of humanity. It shows that the growing reality of the fear of the devil as exhibited by the world is an illegal phenomenon that needs not to exist. It is a terrible error on the part of man kind which has given birth to the strongest and worst enemy of man ever powerful, than the devil. This enemy has been subjecting un-numbered of people in abject bondage. In this book, you will find:o The worst and strongest enemy of man than the devil o Its operationso Weapons against ito Satan's powerlessness over mano The power of fearo The power of the finished work of Christo Man's victory available in Christo The possibility reality in life, etc. As you read it, humbly allow the Holy Spirit to launch you into the most victorious realm over this enemy.

Can You Hear Me Now

Can You Hear Me Now
Author: Mary Elizabeth Dennison
Publsiher: Xlibris Corporation
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN 10: 1465391444
ISBN 13: 9781465391445
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Hannibal s Oath

Hannibal s Oath
Author: John Prevas
Publsiher: Da Capo Press
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2017-09-26
ISBN 10: 0306824256
ISBN 13: 9780306824258
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hannibal s Oath Book Review:

According to the ancient sources, Hannibal was nine years old when his father led him to the temple at Carthage and dipped the young boy's hands in the blood of the sacrificial victim. Before those gods, Hannibal swore an oath of eternal hatred toward Rome. Few images in history have managed to capture and hold the popular imagination quite like that of Hannibal, the fearless North African, perched on a monstrous elephant, leading his mercenaries over the Alps, and then, against all odds, descending the ice-covered peaks to challenge Rome in her own backyard for mastery of the ancient world. It was a bold move, and it established Hannibal as one of history's greatest commanders. But this same brilliant tactician is also one of history's most tragic figures; fate condemned him to win his battles but not his war against Rome. An internationally recognized expert on Hannibal for nearly thirty years, historian John Prevas has visited every Hannibal-related site and mountain pass, from Tunisia to Italy, Spain to Turkey, seeking evidence to dispel the myths surrounding Hannibal's character and his wars. Hannibal's Oath is an easily readable yet comprehensive biography of this iconic military leader--an epic account of a monumental and tragic life.

Our Own Worst Enemy

Our Own Worst Enemy
Author: Sharon K. Weiner,Steven E. Miller,Sean M. Lynn-Jones
Publsiher: Mit Press
Total Pages: 358
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 9780262015653
ISBN 13: 026201565X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Our Own Worst Enemy Book Review:

An examination of the effectiveness of knowledge nonproliferation programs implemented by the United States after the fall of the Soviet Union. When the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991, many observers feared that terrorists and rogue states would obtain weapons of mass destruction (WMD) or knowledge about how to build them from the vast Soviet nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons complex. The United States launched a major effort to prevent former Soviet WMD experts, suddenly without salaries, from peddling their secrets. In Our Own Worst Enemy, Sharon Weiner chronicles the design, implementation, and evolution of four U.S. programs that were central to this nonproliferation policy and assesses their successes and failures. Weiner examines the parlous state of the former Soviet nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons complex, the contentious domestic political debate within the United States, and most critically, the institutional interests and dynamics of the Defense, State, and Energy departments, which were charged with preventing the spread of WMD expertise. She explains why--despite unprecedented cooperation between the former Cold War adversaries--U.S. nonproliferation programs did not succeed at redirecting or converting to civilian uses significant parts of the former Soviet weapons complex. She shows how each of the U.S. government bureaucracies responsible for managing vital nonproliferation policies let its own organizational interests trump U.S. national security needs. Our Own Worst Enemy? raises important and troubling questions for anyone interested in understanding and improving policymaking and implementation processes in the area of nonproliferation and in U.S. national security policy more generally.

Ego Is the Enemy

Ego Is the Enemy
Author: Ryan Holiday
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2016-06-14
ISBN 10: 069819215X
ISBN 13: 9780698192157
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ego Is the Enemy Book Review:

The instant Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and international bestseller “While the history books are filled with tales of obsessive visionary geniuses who remade the world in their image with sheer, almost irrational force, I’ve found that history is also made by individuals who fought their egos at every turn, who eschewed the spotlight, and who put their higher goals above their desire for recognition.” —from the prologue Many of us insist the main impediment to a full, successful life is the outside world. In fact, the most common enemy lies within: our ego. Early in our careers, it impedes learning and the cultivation of talent. With success, it can blind us to our faults and sow future problems. In failure, it magnifies each blow and makes recovery more difficult. At every stage, ego holds us back. Ego Is the Enemy draws on a vast array of stories and examples, from literature to philosophy to his­tory. We meet fascinating figures such as George Marshall, Jackie Robinson, Katharine Graham, Bill Belichick, and Eleanor Roosevelt, who all reached the highest levels of power and success by con­quering their own egos. Their strategies and tactics can be ours as well. In an era that glorifies social media, reality TV, and other forms of shameless self-promotion, the battle against ego must be fought on many fronts. Armed with the lessons in this book, as Holiday writes, “you will be less invested in the story you tell about your own specialness, and as a result, you will be liberated to accomplish the world-changing work you’ve set out to achieve.”

Faith s Greatest Enemies

Faith s Greatest Enemies
Author: Frederick K. Price
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 72
Release: 1994
ISBN 10: 9780892749201
ISBN 13: 0892749202
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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In the Shadow of the Storm

In the Shadow of the Storm
Author: Anna Belfrage
Publsiher: Troubador Publishing Ltd
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2016-07-13
ISBN 10: 1785893505
ISBN 13: 9781785893506
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

In the Shadow of the Storm Book Review:

Adam de Guirande owes his lord, Roger Mortimer, much more than loyalty. He owes Lord Roger for his life and all his worldly goods, he owes him for his beautiful wife – even if Kit is not quite the woman Lord Roger thinks she is. So when Mortimer rises in rebellion against the king, Adam has no choice but to ride with him – no matter what the ultimate cost may be. England in 1321 is a confusing place. Edward II has been forced by his barons to exile his favourite, Hugh Despenser. The barons, led by the powerful Thomas of Lancaster, Roger Mortimer and Humphrey de Bohun, have reasons to believe they have finally tamed the king. But Edward is not about to take things lying down, and fate is a fickle mistress, favouring first one, then the other. Adam fears his lord has over-reached, but at present Adam has other matters to concern him, first and foremost his new wife, Katherine de Monmouth. His bride comes surrounded by rumours concerning her and Lord Roger, and he hates it when his brother snickers and whispers of used goods. Kit de Courcy has the misfortune of being a perfect double of Katherine de Monmouth – which is why she finds herself coerced into wedding a man under a false name. What will Adam do when he finds out he has been duped? Domestic matters become irrelevant when the king sets out to punish his rebellious barons. The Welsh Marches explode into war, and soon Lord Roger and his men are fighting for their very lives. When hope splutters and dies, when death seems inevitable, it falls to Kit to save her man – if she can. In the Shadow of the Storm is the first in Anna Belfrage’s new series, The King’s Greatest Enemy, the story of a man torn apart by his loyalties to his lord, his king, and his wife.