Based on Evan Wright's National Magazine Award-winning story in Rolling Stone, this is the raw, firsthand account of the 2003 Iraq invasion that inspired the HBO® original mini-series. Within hours of 9/11, America’s war on terrorism fell to those like the twenty-three Marines of the First Recon Battalion, the first generation dispatched into open-ended combat since Vietnam. They were a new pop-culture breed of American warrior unrecognizable to their forebears—soldiers raised on hip hop, video games and The Real World. Cocky, brave, headstrong, wary and mostly unprepared for the physical, emotional and moral horrors ahead, the “First Suicide Battalion” would spearhead the blitzkrieg on Iraq, and fight against the hardest resistance Saddam had to offer. Hailed as “one of the best books to come out of the Iraq war”(Financial Times), Generation Kill is the funny, frightening, and profane firsthand account of these remarkable men, of the personal toll of victory, and of the randomness, brutality and camaraderie of a new American War.
Author: Andrea Bianchi
Publisher: Hart Publishing
Release Date: 2004
This work comprehensively analyses the suitability of existing international legal tools to enforce rules prohibiting terrorism. Contributions from leading experts in international law examine questions relating to the proper role of international law in combating terrorism.
A new investigation, based on previously unseen KGB documents, reveals the startling truth behind Stalin's last great conspiracy. On January 13, 1953, a stunned world learned that a vast conspiracy had been unmasked among Jewish doctors in the USSR to murder Kremlin leaders. Mass arrests quickly followed. The Doctors' Plot, as this alleged scheme came to be called, was Stalin's last crime. In the fifty years since Stalin's death many myths have grown up about the Doctors' Plot. Did Stalin himself invent the conspiracy against the Jewish doctors or was it engineered by subordinates who wished to eliminate Kremlin rivals? Did Stalin intend a purge of all Jews from Moscow, Leningrad, and other major cities, which might lead to a Soviet Holocaust? How was this plot related to the cold war then dividing Europe, and the hot war in Korea? Finally, was the Doctors' Plot connected with Stalin's fortuitous death? Brent and Naumov have explored an astounding arra of previously unknown, top-secret documents from the KGB, the presidential archives, and other state and party archives in order to probe the mechanism of on of Stalin's greatest intrigues -- and to tell for the first time the incredible full story of the Doctors' Plot.
National Best Seller From the best-selling author and Pulitzer Prize winner, a powerful nonfiction debut—an “honest, engaging, and very moving account of a writer searching for herself in words.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred) In Other Words is a revelation. It is at heart a love story—of a long and sometimes difficult courtship, and a passion that verges on obsession: that of a writer for another language. For Jhumpa Lahiri, that love was for Italian, which first captivated and capsized her during a trip to Florence after college. Although Lahiri studied Italian for many years afterward, true mastery always eluded her. Seeking full immersion, she decides to move to Rome with her family, for “a trial by fire, a sort of baptism” into a new language and world. There, she begins to read, and to write—initially in her journal—solely in Italian. In Other Words, an autobiographical work written in Italian, investigates the process of learning to express oneself in another language, and describes the journey of a writer seeking a new voice. Presented in a dual-language format, this is a wholly original book about exile, linguistic and otherwise, written with an intensity and clarity not seen since Vladimir Nabokov: a startling act of self-reflection and a provocative exploration of belonging and reinvention. From the Hardcover edition.
Systems-Centered Therapy (SCT) synthesizes an awareness of the defensive role of anxiety, and depression - with an analysis of the phases of group development. This volume introduces the theory of living human systems and maps out its operationalization in a structured treatment model. This book will be of interest to both practitioners and trainees in group and individual psychotherapy.
The 'Self-Sufficient City' has stimulated a worldwide debate on the future of our cities. The Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia and HP are inviting reflection on how we will live in the near future, in the light of the social, cultural and technological changes in which we are immersed. This book presents more than 100 proposals, from all over the world, envisioning the habitat of the future.
END OF AN ERA Ancient secrets are brought to light as the search for the akamitama reaches its fateful conclusion, revealing the truth behind the shadowy origins of vampire society and of Mina herself. The Queen will find allies in unexpected places as Mina and Akira prepare to face their true foe in a battle to change destiny itself! It all leads to this—the epic, action-packed final volume of the Dance in the Vampire Bund saga!
Author: John J. Gebhart
Publisher: Casemate Publishers and Book Distributors
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Gebharts candid account of life and death as a Marine in Vietnam is a gripping, no-holds-barred memoir of his "misadventures in-country." He spares no detail--and no one--in his effort to convey exactly what he and his comrades experienced during the war.
Author: Norman Baker
Publisher: Methuen Publishing
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Great Britain
This title looks at the motives for the unlawful death of Dr Kelly and the various possibilities of who could be involved before coming to the most likely scenario. It also analyses and criticises the official process instigated after his death, putting the episode into its political context, and looking at the actions of government.