Outright Assassination

Author: Adel Beshara
Publisher: Apollo Books
ISBN: 9780863724183
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Outright Assassination from the Author: Adel Beshara. Since the trial and execution of Antun Sa'adeh was held, many complex issues have been raised: Why the secrecy and haste? Was it a fair trial? Was the offence political and, if so, why did the Lebanese State refuse to treat it as such? What did the Khoury regime hope to achieve from the trial? This book answers these and many more questions.

Political Murder

Author: Franklin L. Ford
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674686366
Size: 76.46 MB
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Political Murder from the Author: Franklin L. Ford. Franklin Ford's unprecedented inquiry into assassination traverses civilizations, cultures, religions, and modes of social behavior to locate the common threads of this often mysterious and always shocking phenomenon. Are there similarities between the killings of the Gracchi brothers and the Kennedy brothers? Does the Baader-Meinhof terrorist gang have roots in the rightist murder teams of Weimar Germany? Was political context as important to the crucifixion of Jesus as to the death of Martin Luther King in 1968? Are political murders usually produced by elaborate conspiracies, or are they more often the work of lone assassins? What circumstances and impulses motivate an individual to risk his or her own life to kill another for reasons of state? This fast-paced narrative, interspersed with reflections, finds intriguing implications in a multitude of famous cases. From the first known case of political murder, Ehud the Benjamite's stabbing of Eglon, to the recent gunning down of Indira Gandhi by two trusted Sikh bodyguards, the frequency of such acts has varied greatly over time. Mainland Greece suffered few political murders in the violent century of Pericles. The Romans, despite their bloody record under the Empire, avoided assassination for almost four hundred years under the Republic. There was a third such "remission" during the twelfth and thirteenth centuries, Europe's high Middle Ages, matched by yet another extending from 1650 to 1789. In the interval between, the sixteenth century was an especially violent time in countries such as Scotland, the Netherlands, and France. Assassination and terrorism increased again after 1815, but the nineteenth century did not come close to equaling the twentieth in the number of brutal episodes. Ford's exploration of calculated, personalized assassination draws on history, literature, law, philosophy, sociology, and religion. Addressing the vast array of cases and combing thousands of years of history, he asks most of all whether assassination works. Does it, in even a minority of cases, produce results consistent with the aims of those who attempt it? Can it forestall evil acts or prevent irreparable damage inflicted by misguided leaders? Or is it "bad politics" in every sense of the term? The questions are large ones, and this book offers a sophisticated basis for seeking answers.

Ghost Wars

Author: Steve Coll
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101221433
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Ghost Wars from the Author: Steve Coll. Winner of the 2005 Pulitzer Prize The explosive first-hand account of America's secret history in Afghanistan To what extent did America’s best intelligence analysts grasp the rising thread of Islamist radicalism? Who tried to stop bin Laden and why did they fail? Comprehensively and for the first time, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Steve Coll recounts the history of the covert wars in Afghanistan that fueled Islamic militancy and sowed the seeds of the September 11 attacks. Based on scrupulous research and firsthand accounts by key government, intelligence, and military personnel both foreign and American, Ghost Wars details the secret history of the CIA’s role in Afghanistan (including its covert operations against Soviet troops from 1979 to 1989), the rise of the Taliban, the emergence of bin Laden, and the failed efforts by U.S. forces to find and assassinate bin Laden in Afghanistan. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Kennedy Assassination Tapes

Author: Lyndon Baines Johnson
Publisher: Knopf
ISBN:
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The Kennedy Assassination Tapes from the Author: Lyndon Baines Johnson. Published in honor of the fortieth anniversary of the Warren Commission Report, a full transcript of the conversations of Lyndon Johnson regarding the Kennedy assassination and its aftermath ranges from the day of the killing to 1967, chronicling the president's contentious dealings with Robert Kennedy, his relationship with Jacqueline Kennedy, and the investigation into the crime.

The Mirror

Author: Sabine Melchior-Bonnet
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415924474
Size: 70.74 MB
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The Mirror from the Author: Sabine Melchior-Bonnet. This engaging and witty cultural history traces the evolution of the mirror from antiquity to the present day, illustrating its journey from wondrous object to ordinary trinket. With its earliest invention, the mirror allowed us to gaze upon ourselves, bestowing a power both fascinating and terrifying.

Whiskey Oscar Seven Bravo Wo7b A Tale Of Cambodia 1993

Author: O. B. Wright
Publisher: OB Wright
ISBN: 1435730267
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Whiskey Oscar Seven Bravo Wo7b A Tale Of Cambodia 1993 from the Author: O. B. Wright. NEVER BEFORE TOLD WO7B...the call sign for a team of expats sent to extract foreign nationals from Cambodia in May,1993. With a staged civil war beginning, and bound by agreement to have no armed troops in Cambodia, the US found its citizens scattered throughout Cambodia and called on men for help that could not be linked to it if captured or killed. Revealed are the international politics and why this team was sent to rescue an American Doctor and his daughters from capture by the Khmer Rouge. From a nightclub in Bangkok, to the horrors of the Cambodian jungle, each scene is vividly described. WO7B is a discovery of the driving forces of the region, their secrets and the actions of those caught in the storm created by the new bureaucracy seated behind the desks of the next generation UN. Articles within describe the UN's press for the elections before the house of cards fell in. A brief bio of Pol Pot explains how he rose to the equal height of Hitler in Hell. Maps and photos.

Universal Alien

Author: Gini Koch
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698182170
Size: 26.28 MB
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Universal Alien from the Author: Gini Koch. Sci-fi action meets steamy paranormal romance in Gini Koch’s Alien novels, as Katherine “Kitty” Katt faces off against aliens, conspiracies, and deadly secrets. • “Futuristic high-jinks and gripping adventure.” —RT Reviews Being the wife of the vice president isn’t easy. Especially when your talents lie in kicking butt and rocking out, rather than politics and diplomacy. Jeff and Kitty Katt-Martini find out just how difficult it can be when Kitty accidentally offends the Australian prime minister. Now they have to smooth things over, pronto, or risk creating an international incident the worldwide anti-alien coalitions will be able to use to force Jeff to resign and the A-Cs to leave the planet. Before Kitty can make things even worse, a cosmic congruence and a little help from some powerful beings shoves her into another world—one where she’s been married to Charles Reynolds for years and aliens don’t exist. She’s also landed in the middle of a huge conspiracy and is marked for death…but at least that’s business as usual. Kitty’s not the only one who’s confused, because the Kitty from that world has taken her place in this one. Now Alpha Team and the Diplomatic Corps have to make sure that no one realizes there’s been a switch, while preventing World War III from happening. And they have to do it while keeping this new Kitty in line, because she has views about what to do and how to do it, and time is running out. Can each Kitty save the day before it’s too late and then go home to her own universe? Or will one Kitty decide to keep the other’s life—forever?

Rogue States And Nuclear Outlaws

Author: Michael Klare
Publisher: Hill and Wang
ISBN: 146680601X
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Rogue States And Nuclear Outlaws from the Author: Michael Klare. In this incisive examination of our national security policy, Michael Klare suggests that the Pentagon in effect established a new class of enemies when the Cold War came to an -unpredictable and hostile states in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Klare argues that the containment of these rising Third World powers-Iraq, Iran, Libya, and North Korea, especially-became the centerpiece of American military policy and the justification for near-Cold War levels of military sping.