Author: Marko Kloos
Publisher: 47 North
Release Date: 2014
The year is 2108, and the North American Commonwealth is bursting at the seams. For welfare rats like Andrew Grayson, there are only two ways out of the crime-ridden and filthy welfare tenements: You can hope to win the lottery and draw a ticket on a colony ship settling off-world, or you can join the service. Andrew chooses to enlist in the armed forces. But as he starts a career of supposed privilege, he soon learns that good food and decent health care come at a steep price.
Humanity is on the ropes, and after years of fighting a two-front war with losing odds, so is North American Defense Corps officer Andrew Grayson. He dreams of dropping out of the service one day, alongside his pilot girlfriend, but as warfare consumes entire planets and conditions on Earth deteriorate, he wonders if there will be anywhere left for them to go.
Author: Charlotte Heath-Kelly
Release Date: 2017-10-02
Terrorism and neoliberalism are connected in multiple, complex, and often camouflaged ways. This book offers a critical exploration of some of the intersections between the two, drawing on a wide range of case studies from the United States, United Kingdom, Brazil, and the European Union. Contributors to the book investigate the impact of neoliberal technologies and intellectual paradigms upon contemporary counterterrorism – where the neoliberal era frames counter-terrorism within an endless war against political uncertainty. Others resist the notion that a separation ever existed between neoliberalism and counter-terrorism. These contributions explore how counterterrorism is already itself an exercise of neoliberalism which practices a form of ‘Class War on Terror’. Finally, other contributors investigate the representation of terrorism within contemporary cultural products such as video games, in order to explore the perpetuation of neoliberal and statist agendas. In doing all of this, the book situates post-9/11 counter-terrorism discourse and practice within much-needed historical contexts, including the evolution of capitalism and the state. Neoliberalism and Terror will be of great interest to readers within the fields of International Relations, Security Studies, Terrorism Studies, and beyond. This book was originally published as a special issue of Critical Studies on Terrorism.
Author: Tim Tate
Publisher: John Blake Publishing
Release Date: 2014-07-03
Imagine Wayne Rooney, Andy Murray and Mo Farah exchanging the glamour of their careers for the brutality and bloodshed of war - and quietly giving their lives for their country. Today the news would be dominated by the sacrifice of Britain's most famous sporting icons.A century ago the brightest sporting stars of their generation did just that. Thousands of them rallied to their country's colours; many never returned from the mechanised carnage of the Great War, making the ultimate sacrifice in the hardest game of all.In this original and highly accessible book, Tim Tate reveals how sport itself was Britain's first and most vital recruiting sergeant in the fight against Germany and how sportsmen applied their unique talents on the battlefield, but also how a shared sporting spirit offered humane common ground amidst the horror of combat.Above all, For Team and Country tells the remarkable and inspiring stories of the sportsmen whose prowess on the field was matched only by their bravery in the King's uniform.
Customer service comes from the heart and so does spirituality. Therefore, spirituality and customer service have a symbiotic relationship to give a wow customer experience. For the overall health and survival of a business, the professional self and the society of today and tomorrow, it is essential to integrate spirituality and customer service within a business. The frontline staff needs to go beyond rehearsed responses to customers to get the cutting edge over competition. To do this, individuals are required to know their potential and power intrinsically. This can be done by identifying the role of spirituality in everyday living and then bring it to customer service. This book brings a new approach to business relationships, with present and future customers, taking customer service beyond excellence by integrating it with spirituality. Anchal calls this approach Beyond Frontline Excellence.
Author: Roger D. Markwick
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Release Date: 2012-06-26
More than 800,000 Soviet women fought against Hitler's onslaught during the 'Great Patriotic War,' 1941-45. Female participation in military conflict on such a scale is historically unique. This is the first comprehensive study of the hitherto largely hidden history of the crucial role women played in the defeat of fascism on the Eastern Front.
Author: Dr Oliver Akamnonu and Professor Ndu Eke
Release Date: 2010-03-11
“Soldier Ants of War is a story about a war which lasted for 30 months in the heart of Africa. It is fiction that is based on actual experiences of two participants who were friends in School, who participated in different capacities in actual action in the war, who survived, and who went on to become specialist medical doctors at the cessation of hostilities. “Soldier Ants of War” represent actual events told in fiction form with narration of chilling events of war, the apathy and collusion of the international community, the doggedness of a people and their resort to unconventional maneuvers in desperate attempts to attain victory. Events that would appear benumbing are mixed with humor. Intrigues of war and politics are depicted without bias, for the reader to be the better judge. "Soldier Ants of War is a 70,000 word novel written by two academics and professionals who were physically present as High School students when it all happened! It embodies action, intrigues, love even during war, dangerous political manoeuvering between the world power and super powers, brutality, kindness by anonymous humanity, the song of birds and unpredictable jockeying with the destiny of a people, events which leave the reader longing for more of the riveting tales.
In this edited book, leading scholars and analysts trace the origins, evolution and the current state of Indo-US strategic cooperation. During the Cold War, owing to opposing grand strategies, the two states frequently found themselves at odds. With the end of the Cold War and the demise of the Soviet Union, Indo-US security cooperation started in a fitful fashion, but in recent years it has acquired considerable stability. The armed forces of the two states have participated in exercises on land, sea and air and have also carried out joint humanitarian missions. Drawing on new information and with contributions from both academics and policy makers, this wide-ranging volume analyzes the strategic convergence of the world’s two largest democracies, whilst explaining why important differences do remain. These notably include questions pertaining to the future of India’s nuclear and ballistic missile programs, US-Pakistan ties and India’s links with Iran. This volume will be of great interest to students of South Asian politics, Asian security, US foreign policy and security studies in general.
Author: Libby Connors
Publisher: Univ of Queensland Pr
Release Date: 1992-12-01
An account, compiled from over 400 interviews, of Queensland's response to its wartime experience when, with the Japanese threat in the Pacific, it became Australia's frontline. The book covers the impact of the American 'invasion', rationing, internment and enforced labour. Includes notes, a list of interviewees and other sources, and an index.
Human Capital Management (HCM) has been described as a high-level strategic issue that seeks to analyse, measure and evaluate how people policies and practices create value. Put simply, HCM is about creating and demonstrating the value that great people and great people management add to an organization. This unique book describes how HCM provides a bridge between human resource management and business strategy. It also demonstrates how organizations can use the concepts of human resource management and the processes involved to enhance the value they obtain from people while continuing to meet their aspirations and needs. Armstrong and Baron explain how to achieve these objectives using various approaches including: Describing the concepts of HCM and how the process works; Examining the practice of HCM with regard to measurement and reporting; Discussing the various applications of HCM with regard to HR strategy formulation, learning and development, knowledge management, performance management, reward management and talent management; and examining the role of HR in HCM and the future of the concept. It also contains an appendix a toolkit which organizations can use to develop their own HCM policies and practices.