Blood Diamond A Pirate Devlin Novel

Author: Mark Keating
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1444727877
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Blood Diamond A Pirate Devlin Novel from the Author: Mark Keating. Each Devlin novel is a standalone adventure. In BLOOD DIAMOND the fearles pirate captain Devlin is invited to London by the Prince of Wales, no less, and offered an amnesty if he will carry out a daring crime. Devlin is tasked with going to Paris to steal the biggest, most valuable diamond ever found - the Pitt Diamond - now in the possession of the French Prince Regent. Set against the unsure frenzy of speculation known as the South Sea Bubble, with action and suspense on the filthy streets and great palaces of London and Paris, not to mention an epic confrontation with the French navy in the English Channel, BLOOD DIAMOND is sthe most exciting novel yet in the Devlin series.

The Blood Diamond

Author: John Creasey
Publisher: House of Stratus
ISBN: 0755134923
Size: 11.11 MB
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The Blood Diamond from the Author: John Creasey. John Mannering (aka ‘The Baron’) had purchased the Adalgo diamond out of curiosity as it was known as the ‘Blood Diamond’, because violent death had overtaken previous owners. Soon after he was robbed, his wife kidnapped and a friend brutally murdered. Just what was the truth behind the legend and could Mannering solve the various mysteries?

Blood Diamond

Author: Mark Keating
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781444727852
Size: 62.15 MB
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Blood Diamond from the Author: Mark Keating. In BLOOD DIAMOND the fearles pirate captain Devlin is invited to London by the Prince of Wales, no less, and offered an amnesty if he will carry out a daring crime. Devlin is tasked with going to Paris to steal the biggest, most valuable diamond ever found - the Pitt Diamond - now in the possession of the French Prince Regent. Set against the unsure frenzy of speculation known as the South Sea Bubble, with action and suspense on the filthy streets and great palaces of London and Paris, not to mention an epic confrontation with the French navy in the English Channel, BLOOD DIAMOND is sthe most exciting novel yet in the Devlin series.

From Blood Diamonds To The Kimberley Process

Author: Franziska Bieri
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317132491
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From Blood Diamonds To The Kimberley Process from the Author: Franziska Bieri. In the late 1990s, several non-governmental organizations (NGOs) focused world attention on the issue of conflict diamonds which funded wars, massive death, and refugee crises across Central and West Africa. Several governments, NGOs, and key industry players engaged in negotiations under the so-called Kimberley Process (KP). A voluntary global agreement came into effect leading to a substantial decline in illicit diamond trade. Despite its importance in international affairs, the KP remains understudied in academia. Franziska Bieri's book provides the first comprehensive account of the KP and is the first to reveal how NGOs have become critical actors in their own right, possessing the ability to directly influence policies and to participate in the decision making and the implementation of global agreements. In developing this argument, Bieri explains: why the NGO campaign to raise awareness was successful; why a rapid and comprehensive resolution on such a complex global problem was possible; how the tripartite negotiations between states, NGOs, and industry developed during the implementation of the agreement, which is an on-going process. Based on extensive personal interviews with prominent campaigners, leading bureaucrats, and industry officials, hundreds of KP publications, official UN documents, industry news, and NGO reports, this timely book allows for a much needed engagement in contemporary debates about the campaign against conflict diamonds, the Kimberley Process, and the themes defining today's global governance arena.

Blood Diamonds

Author: Greg Campbell
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0465029922
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Blood Diamonds from the Author: Greg Campbell. First discovered in 1930, the diamonds of Sierra Leone have funded one of the most savage rebel campaigns in modern history. These "blood diamonds" are smuggled out of West Africa and sold to legitimate diamond merchants in London, Antwerp, and New York, often with the complicity of the international diamond industry. Eventually, these very diamonds find their way into the rings and necklaces of brides and spouses the world over. Blood Diamonds is the gripping tale of how the diamond smuggling works, how the rebel war has effectively destroyed Sierra Leone and its people, and how the policies of the diamond industry - institutionalized in the 1880s by the De Beers cartel - have allowed it to happen. Award-winning journalist Greg Campbell traces the deadly trail of these diamonds, many of which are brought to the world market by fanatical enemies. These repercussions of diamond smuggling are felt far beyond the borders of the poor and war-ridden country of Sierra Leone, and the consequences of overlooking this African tragedy are both shockingly deadly and unquestionably global. Updated with a new epilogue.

From Sas To Blood Diamond Wars

Author: Hamish Ross
Publisher: Pen & Sword
ISBN: 9781848845114
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From Sas To Blood Diamond Wars from the Author: Hamish Ross. Even by SAS standards this is the story of an outstanding warrior. On the point of being demobbed from the SAS, Fred Marafono was recruited by David Stirling for his private security company. After Stirling's death, Fred found himself in the midst of Sierra Leone's Blood Diamond wars, and formed an unbreakable bonding with the country's champion of democracy, Chief Hinga Norman, whose leadership and tragic death are integral to the story. Fred was recruited by Simon Mann for the finest of all private military companies in Africa, Executive Outcomes. Fewer than two hundred of them defeated the rebels in their strongholds. Through political weakness, Executive Outcomes were made to leave the country, and chaos ensued. Committed men like Hinga Norman and British High Commissioner Peter Penfold saw that in the absence of military commitment from the west, only high caliber mercenaries would win the fight to restore democracy: three of them kept a vital air bridge open ? 'What God abandoned, these defended'. Fred's final action was supporting the SAS in their brilliant hostage release, 'Operation Barras.' Peter Penfold sums it all up in the book's foreword, writing of the, 'confidence, trust and admiration I have for this remarkable man.'

Max Hamby And The Blood Diamond

Author: Kathy Cyr
Publisher: Booktango
ISBN: 1468951572
Size: 71.73 MB
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Max Hamby And The Blood Diamond from the Author: Kathy Cyr. Twelve year old Max Hamby, a shy loner whose fierce need to find his missing mother is threatened by a powerful stone and the man intent on releasing the evil imprisoned inside. A school field trip and visit to the principal?s office lead to the police showing up and Max?s day takes a turn for the worse. His mother is missing. The police have no leads, but his neighbors do. When he?s left in the care of his eccentric neighbor, Mrs. Pitt, Max learns that magic is real and not at all like the fairytales his mother used to read to him. Someone has resurrected the Shadow Stone and is using his mother as bait to gain the Blood Diamond. The secrets his mother?s been keeping are piling up and turning deadly. His only hope in saving her is with the help of a handful of witches, a dwarf, a troll and a couple of quirky aunts he never knew existed.

Natural Resource Conflicts From Blood Diamonds To Rainforest Destruction 2 Volumes

Author: M. Troy Burnett
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1610694651
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Natural Resource Conflicts From Blood Diamonds To Rainforest Destruction 2 Volumes from the Author: M. Troy Burnett. Natural resource and environmental conflicts have long been issues confronting human societies. This case-based examination of a wide range of natural resource disputes exposes readers to many contemporary examples that offer reasons for both hope and concern. • Provides a "case-based" approach to natural resource conflicts with examples of different scales, including timely cases drawn from the developed and developing world • Enables readers to reach a broader understanding of the scope of the issues through the variety of topics and cases—one of which is climate change in many of the emerging conflicts • Presents balanced information regarding each case argued from multiple viewpoints and perspectives, allowing the reader to gain a more balanced and comprehensive sense of the topics