Holy Terror

Author: Richard Marcinko
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743440080
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Holy Terror from the Author: Richard Marcinko. No one has ever accused Richard Marcinko -- aka Rogue Warrior® -- of being an altar boy, but in the latest installment of his bestselling series, Demo Dick finds himself darkening the aisles of St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City, tracking a group of terrorists who want to turn the world's largest Catholic church into the world's biggest Roman candle. A trip to Italy for Dick Marcinko turns into more than pasta and gondola rides. Nothing and no one is sacred as Marcinko sprays irreverent asides, targeting everything from antiterror wannabes to the nuns who taught him in parochial school. Called "the real deal" by Vince Flynn, the bestselling author of Memorial Day, Marcinko entertains, informs, and even finds time to genuflect in his new book. Visiting a NATO conference in Rome, Demo Dick blisters bureaucratic ears with a speech about Europe's vulnerabilities and the need to get serious about terrorism. He caps off his talk with an impromptu demonstration of the threat, unmasking a plot to kill the conferees seconds before it begins -- and just in time to play volleyball with a live hand grenade. The action ratchets up from there as the former SEAL commander is shanghaied to Sicily to help investigate the attempted theft of nukes from a U.S. base. Is the Mafia involved? Or is this the work of Saladin, a shadowy extremist trying to step into bin Laden's shoes? A high body count lends credence to both theories, but before Demo Dick can untangle the plot, his firm is hired to track down "shrinkage" in a courier operation in Asia. Since said shrinkage involves data and currency worth hundreds of millions of dollars, Demo Dick anticipates a Rogue-sized finder's fee. But he soon discovers the job is a trap. Lured to a cave filled with outrageously hungry tigers in the Thailand jungle, Demo Dick sucks cat breath before being saved by the beautiful if prickly Trace Dahlgren and veteran Rogue sideman Al "Doc" Tremblay. Marcinko has only escaped the frying pan for the fire; he rides a hijacked jet back to Italy, where Saladin plans to wrap up the plot's loose ends in a bonfire at the center of the Eternal City. In Holy Terror, Marcinko mixes his trademark wit and wisdom with nonstop action in a romp across Europe and Asia.

Holy Terror

Author: Terry Eagleton
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191516023
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Holy Terror from the Author: Terry Eagleton. Holy Terror is a profound and timely investigation of the idea of terror, drawing upon political, philosophical, literary, and theological sources to trace a genealogy from the ancient world to the modern day. Rather than add to the mounting pile of political studies of terrorism, Terry Eagleton offers here a metaphysics of terror with a serious historical perspective. Writing with remarkable clarity and persuasive insight he examines a concept whose cultural impact predates 9/11 by millennia. From its earliest manifestations in rite and ritual, through the French Revolution to the 'War on Terror' of today, terror has been regarded with both horror and fascination. Eagleton examines the duality of the sacred (both life-giving and death-dealing) and relates it, via current and past ideas of freedom, to the idea of terror itself. Stretching from the cult of Dionysus to the thought of Jacques Lacan, the book takes in en route ideas of God, freedom, the sublime, and the unconscious. It also examines the problem of evil, and devotes a concluding chapter to the idea of tragic sacrifice and the scapegoat. Written by one of the world's foremost cultural critics, Holy Terror is a provocative and ambitious examination of one of the most urgent issues of our time.

Holy Terror

Author: Eric S. Christianson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134938519
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Holy Terror from the Author: Eric S. Christianson. The authors of religious scriptures had little difficulty enhancing sacred narratives with the rhetoric of violence. The phenomenon continues in the habitual linkage of violence and religion in contemporary film, music and literature. 'Holy Terror' brings together scholars of religious studies, biblical studies, film studies and sociology to examine the social function of violence in popular discourse. The book questions how violent rhetoric shapes belief and values, how audience empathy with violent protagonists can be understood, and the significance of the association of violence with particular religious groups and ideas. A range of phenomena are analysed, including terrorism in Scripture, apocalyptic texts in film and violence in sport.

New York Magazine

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New York Magazine from the Author: . New York magazine was born in 1968 after a run as an insert of the New York Herald Tribune and quickly made a place for itself as the trusted resource for readers across the country. With award-winning writing and photography covering everything from politics and food to theater and fashion, the magazine's consistent mission has been to reflect back to its audience the energy and excitement of the city itself, while celebrating New York as both a place and an idea.

New York Magazine

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New York Magazine from the Author: . New York magazine was born in 1968 after a run as an insert of the New York Herald Tribune and quickly made a place for itself as the trusted resource for readers across the country. With award-winning writing and photography covering everything from politics and food to theater and fashion, the magazine's consistent mission has been to reflect back to its audience the energy and excitement of the city itself, while celebrating New York as both a place and an idea.

The History Of Terrorism

Author: GĂ©rard Chaliand
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520966007
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The History Of Terrorism from the Author: Gérard Chaliand. This authoritative work provides an essential perspective on terrorism by offering a rare opportunity for analysis and reflection at a time of ongoing violence, threats, and reprisals. Some of the best international specialists on the subject examine terrorism’s complex history from antiquity to the present day and find that terror, long the weapon of the weak against the strong, is a tactic as old as warfare itself. Beginning with the Zealots of the first century CE, contributors go on to discuss the Assassins of the Middle Ages, the 1789 Terror movement in Europe, Bolshevik terrorism during the Russian Revolution, Stalinism, “resistance” terrorism during World War II, and Latin American revolutionary movements of the late 1960s. Finally, they consider the emergence of modern transnational terrorism, focusing on the roots of Islamic terrorism, al Qaeda, and the contemporary suicide martyr. Along the way, they provide a groundbreaking analysis of how terrorism has been perceived throughout history. What becomes powerfully clear is that only through deeper understanding can we fully grasp the present dangers of a phenomenon whose repercussions are far from over. This updated edition includes a new chapter analyzing the rise of ISIS and key events such as the 2015 Paris attacks.

Fun With Idioms

Author: John Smithback
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595350771
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Fun With Idioms from the Author: John Smithback. Idioms are the nuts and bolts of English. They add color and zing to make the language more expressive. This book with its humorous illustrations and witty definitions is almost guaranteed to make learning English idioms fun! And as easy as ABC!

Holy Terror

Author: Amir Taheri
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN:
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Holy Terror from the Author: Amir Taheri. Islamisk terror og den vestlige verden.

The Holy Terror Captain William Nichols

Author: Dr. G. William Freeman
Publisher: Author House
ISBN: 1496959337
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The Holy Terror Captain William Nichols from the Author: Dr. G. William Freeman. CAPTAIN WILLIAM NICHOLS Captain Nichols was a naval war hero in the War of 1812. He has been seldom mentioned in history books. He was a bold and daring privateer sea captain from Newburyport, MA, who was known as a man to be feared by the British who faced him on the sea. His story needs to be brought out of the shadows of history. "During the War, he captured 28 British Prizes, although one-half of the time he was in prison earning for himself the name of 'The Holy Terror' wherever seamen gathered". H.W. Bartlett Upon his capture in the privateer Decatur, he was held in a cage constructed for him on the deck of a British frigate and deprived of communication with others for a month. He was then held in chains on a prison-ship in Chatham Harbor, England for a year and a half. President Madison ordered two British officers held in close confinement in the United States in response to Nichols' cruel and inhumane treatment. Nichols was eventually exchanged for the two officers and returned to the United States. Following his imprisonment, he continued his naval battles against the British, completing two successful cruises on the fast-sailing privateer Harpy by the end of the war. His story rivals the tales of swashbuckling pirates that have inspired the minds of the greatest fiction writers. NEWBURYPORT, MASSACHUSETTS Newburyport is a seaport along the coast of northeastern Massachusetts with a wide harbor at the mouth of the Merrimack River. During the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries this Federalist town became a major seaport during its 'Golden Years' when shipbuilding and foreign trade flourished. There was great prosperity during this golden age of grandeur. It was one of the largest seaports in New England and became nationally prominent as an influential mercantile center in the United States. "Newburyport rose to fleeting greatness between1789 and 1812". L. Coffey Newburyport was home for Captain Nichols his entire life. The town was a politically-divided town, and there was strong opposition by the Federalists to the War of 1812. Towards the end of the war, Newburyport actually voted to secede from the Union, but Nichols, a Democrat, was steadfast in his determination to remain patriotic and provide valuable naval service to America. Nichols saw the devastation of his town from three successive disasters, the Embargo Act of 1807, the Great Fire in 1811, and the War of 1812. These events set a slow decline in motion of the town's importance as a commercial seaport and the golden period came to an end. Many stately Federalist-style homes built by shipowners and sea captains continue to line the streets of Newburyport as a reminder of those Golden Years. WAR OF 1812 The story of Captain William Nichols is a true narrative of an audacious and intrepid sea captain during the War of 1812. His story unfolds against the back-drop of a tapestry of events happening around the world. His adventures are interwoven into the complex sequence of events occurring in America and the world. "The War of 1812 was a strange, illogical affair; its reasoning was muddled; its execution mismanaged... it became a defining moment for our country" "War of 1812", DVD, History Channel. AN AGE OF SAILING SHIPS The early nineteenth century was a time of the sailing ships. It was a time when the grace and power of the tall ships, the whistling of the wind through the sails, and the rolling of a ship driving through the waves captured the imagination of many. This is what young boys dreamed about doing when they grew up. A WORLD GONE MAD It was a time of confusion, turmoil, and upheaval in the world, fueled by the Napoleonic Wars. America was drawn into this madness with the early French-Indian War, the revolution against the British, the war with the Barbary Pirates, and the Quasi-War with France. The continued kidnapping and impressment of sailors from neutral United States ships by the British and French sparked outrage among Americans, and led America into the War of 1812.