Castles Of Sand

Author: Anne Mather
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 1460347609
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Castles Of Sand from the Author: Anne Mather. The reunion was almost unbearable Ashley could hardly believe she was actually seeing her son. Circumstances had forced her to give him up at birth seven years earlier to her deceased husband's wealthy Arab family. Now the unexpected sight of Hussein with his uncle, Prince Alain, thoroughly shocked her. No longer was her son an image buried in Ashley's heart: he was there; he was real. And Alain was no longer a memory but as disturbing—and unforgiving—as ever. This time, Ashley resolved, I'm not going to lose either of them.

Castles Made Of Sand

Author: Andre Gerolymatos
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9781429913720
Size: 79.60 MB
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Castles Made Of Sand from the Author: Andre Gerolymatos. With roots in imperialism and the nineteenth-century mindset of the "Great Game," Western nations have waged an intricate spy game this past century to establish control over the Middle East, secure access to key resources and regions of commerce, and prevent the spread of Soviet communism into the region. From the Suez Canal to the former Ottoman Empire, British and American intelligence communities have conspired to topple regimes and initiate Muslim leaders as pawns in a geopolitical chess game fought against Marxist expansion. Yet while the Iron Curtain was doomed to fall near the end of the twentieth century, this pattern of tunnel vision has created a different monster. The resulting resurgence of Muslim radicalism, and the induction of Arabs and other Muslims into the dark arts of espionage and sabotage, have only served to fan the flames in an already incendiary region and deepen the tensions between the Middle East and the West today. An authority on international studies and the history of guerilla warfare, André Gerolymatos offers the contemporary reader insight into the intelligence game that is still waged internationally with lethal intent, and into the Middle Eastern terrorist networks that had evolved over the decades. In this definitive account of covert operations in the Middle East, the author brings to life the extraordinary men and women whose successes and failures have shaped relations, and he reveals how the explosive nature of the region today has direct roots in the history of American and Western intervention.

Castles In The Sand

Author: Carolyn A. Greene
Publisher: Lighthouse Trails Publishing
ISBN: 9780979131547
Size: 80.73 MB
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Castles In The Sand from the Author: Carolyn A. Greene. When a young Christian college girl named Teresa is introduced by her Spiritual Formation professor to the writings of a young mystic girl from the 16th century, Teresa of Avila, the 21st century Teresa's life is dramatically affected as she plunges into mysticism. As the young girl falls deeper into the grips of this dark spirituality, a young mysterious man and Teresa's concerned foster grandfather, who graduated years earlier from the same school, see what is happening to the young girl, and they make plans to rescue her.

Castles In The Sand

Author: Jeffrey Shear
Publisher: Perigee
ISBN: 9780399505997
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Castles In The Sand from the Author: Jeffrey Shear. A guide to building sandcastles includes complete instructions for the construction of replicas of the Colosseum, Eiffel Tower, White House, and Great Wall of China

Sand Castles Step By Step

Author: Lucinda Wierenga
Publisher: Meadowbrook Pr
ISBN: 9780881661286
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Sand Castles Step By Step from the Author: Lucinda Wierenga. Describes sand castle techniques, with easy-to-follow instructions for building towers, arches, walls, pyramids, moats, bridges, and more

Paradigms And Sand Castles

Author: Barbara Geddes
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 9780472068357
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Paradigms And Sand Castles from the Author: Barbara Geddes. Paradigms and Sand Castles describes in a lively and provocative manner the methodological pitfalls most characteristic of the study of developing countries. Although much of this book focuses on the concrete details of empirical research, its primary goal is to aid theory building. Its central message is that theoretical knowledge could be accumulated more rapidly if certain research norms in the field of comparative development were changed. The book deals with several standard methodological practices, showing their unfortunate consequences and making suggestions for their improvement. Traditionally, big subjects of immense real-world importance, such as democratization, economic development, and ethnic mobilization, have fascinated scholars of comparative politics. But the choice of a big question for study does not translate automatically into a feasible research design. Barbara Geddes offers a strategy for approaching big questions and addresses empirical issues such as effective use of evidence found in case studies to test arguments, the intricacies of operationalizing complicated and often "fuzzy" concepts, the nonquantitative "measurement" of such concepts, and determining the criteria for setting the boundaries of the domain within which an argument should apply. Barbara Geddes is Professor of Political Science, University of California at Los Angeles. Paradigms and Sand Castles describes in a lively and provocative manner the methodological pitfalls most characteristic of the study of developing countries. Although much of this book focuses on the concrete details of empirical research, its primary goal is to aid theory building. Its central message is that theoretical knowledge could be accumulated more rapidly if certain research norms in the field of comparative development were changed. The book deals with several standard methodological practices, showing their unfortunate consequences and making suggestions for their improvement. Traditionally, big subjects of immense real-world importance, such as democratization, economic development, and ethnic mobilization, have fascinated scholars of comparative politics. But the choice of a big question for study does not translate automatically into a feasible research design. Barbara Geddes offers a strategy for approaching big questions and addresses empirical issues such as effective use of evidence found in case studies to test arguments, the intricacies of operationalizing complicated and often "fuzzy" concepts, the nonquantitative "measurement" of such concepts, and determining the criteria for setting the boundaries of the domain within which an argument should apply. Barbara Geddes is Professor of Political Science, University of California at Los Angeles.