The Politics Of Piracy

Author: Andrew Mertha
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 9780801443640
Size: 55.64 MB
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The Politics Of Piracy from the Author: Andrew Mertha. Mertha analyzes the impact of external political pressure on the enforcement of intellectual property rights. A useful volume for anyone interested in the actual workings of the governmental bureaucracy in China, as well as for those who want to gain insights into the practical aspects of IPR enforcement.

Mercenaries

Author: Col. Michael Lee Lanning
Publisher: Presidio Press
ISBN: 0307416046
Size: 69.77 MB
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Mercenaries from the Author: Col. Michael Lee Lanning. SOLDIERS OF $$ Privateers, contract killers, corporate warriors. Contract soldiers go by many names, but they all have one thing in common: They fight for money and plunder rather than liberty, God, or country. Now acclaimed author and war vet Michael Lee Lanning traces the compelling history of these fighting machines–from the “Sea Peoples” who fought for the pharaohs’ greater glory to today’s soldiers for hire from private military companies (PMCs) in Iraq and Afghanistan. What emerges is a fascinating account of the men who fight other people’s wars–the Greeks who built an empire for Alexander the Great, the Nubians who accompanied Hannibal across the Alps, the Irish who became the first to go global in their search for work. Soldiers of fortune have always had the power to change the course of war, and Lanning examines their pivotal roles in individual battles and in the rise and fall of empires. As the employment of contract soldiers spreads in Iraq and America’s War on Terrorism–the U.S. paid $30 billion to PMCs in 2003 alone–Mercenaries offers a valuable inside look at a system that appears embedded in our nation’s future. Includes eight pages of photographs From the Paperback edition.

Winter Park In Vintage Postcards

Author: Robin Chapman
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9780738518329
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Winter Park In Vintage Postcards from the Author: Robin Chapman. "The perfume of the orange blossoms . . . the beauty of every scene, combine to make me wonder whether I am not in Paradise," wrote one visitor to Winter Park, Florida, in 1918. Just five miles north of Orlando, Winter Park's oak-lined brick streets and its quiet lakes have been attracting visitors since the late 19th century, when U.S. president Chester A. Arthur declared, "This is the prettiest spot I have seen in Florida." The New Englandlike city in the heart of the subtropics was once home to the Seminole Hotel, the largest resort south of Jacksonville. In 1885, prestigious Rollins College was founded here, the first institution of higher learning in Florida.

Sons Of Privilege

Author: W. Eric Emerson
Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press
ISBN: 9781570035920
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Sons Of Privilege from the Author: W. Eric Emerson. W. Eric Emerson traces the wartime experiences of the Charleston Light Dragoons--a unique Confederate cavalry company drawn together from South Carolina's most prestigious families of planters, merchants, and politicos--and examines the military exploits of this "company of gentlemen" to find that the elite status of its membership dictated the terms of service

Their Right To Speak

Author: Alisse PORTNOY
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674019225
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Their Right To Speak from the Author: Alisse PORTNOY. In this groundbreaking study, Portnoy links antebellum Indian removal debates with crucial, simultaneous debates about African Americans--abolition of slavery and African colonization--revealing ways European American women negotiated prohibitions to make their voices heard. Situating the debates within contemporary, competing ideas about race, religion, and nation, Portnoy examines the means by which women argued for a "right to speak" on national policy.

The Art Of Surrender

Author: Robin Wagner-Pacifici
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226869797
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The Art Of Surrender from the Author: Robin Wagner-Pacifici. Explores the ritual concessions as acts of warfare, performances of submission, demonstrations of power, and representations of shifting, unstable worlds. The author considers the limits of sovereignty at conflict's end, showing how the ways we concede loss can be as important as the ways we claim victory.

Environmental Issues

Author: Ron Fridell
Publisher: Marshall Cavendish
ISBN: 9780761418856
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Environmental Issues from the Author: Ron Fridell. Describes the history of environmentalism, discusses conflicts between environmentalists and politicians, and gives examples of how globalization and industry have affected the environment.

George Washington And The Jews

Author: Fritz Hirschfeld
Publisher: University of Delaware Press
ISBN: 9780874139273
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George Washington And The Jews from the Author: Fritz Hirschfeld. This volume explores the background and circumstances that brought about a milestone relationship between George Washington and the Jews. President George Washington was the first head of a modern nation to openly acknowledge the Jews as full-fledged citizens of the land in which they had chosen to settle. His personal philosophy of religious tolerance can be summed up from an address made in 1790 to the Hebrew Congregation in Newport, Rhode Island, where he said "May the Children of the Stock of Abraham, who dwell in this land, continue to merit and enjoy the good will of the other inhabitants, while every one shall sit in safety under his own vine and fig tree, and there shall be none to make him afraid." Was it Washington's respect for the wisdom of the ancient Prophets or the participation of the patriotic Jews in the struggle for independence that motivated Washington to direct his most significant and profound statement on religious freedom at a Jewish audience? Fritz Hirschfeld is a documentary historian.

The University State And Market

Author: Robert A. Rhoads
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 9780804751698
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The University State And Market from the Author: Robert A. Rhoads. This is an examination of the complex relationships among universities, states, and markets in light of the growing influence of globalization.