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Our Oldest Enemy

Our Oldest Enemy

A History of America's Disastrous Relationship with France

  • Author: John J. Miller,Mark Molesky
  • Publisher: Broadway Books
  • ISBN: 0307419185
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 304
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Liberté? Egalité? Fraternité? Or just plain gall? In this provocative and brilliantly researched history of how the French have dealt with the United States, John J. Miller and Mark Molesky demonstrate that the cherished idea of French friendship has little basis in reality. Despite the myth of the “sister republics,” the French have always been our rivals, and have harmed and obstructed our interests more often than not. This history of French hostility goes back to 1704, when a group of French and Indians massacred American settlers in Deerfield, Massachusetts. The authors also debunk the myth of French aid during the Revolution: contrary to popular notions, the French did not enter the war until very late and were mainly interested in hurting their rivals, the British. After the war, the French continued to see themselves as major players in the Western hemisphere and shaped their policies to limit the growth and power of the new nation. The notorious XYZ affair, involving French efforts to undermine the government of George Washington, led to an undeclared naval war with France in 1798. During the Civil War, the French supported the Confederacy and installed a puppet emperor in Mexico. In the twentieth century, Americans clashed with the French repreatedly. The French victory over President Wilson at Versailles imposed a short-sighted and punitive settlement on Germany that paved the way for the rise of fascism in the 1930s. During World War II, Vichy French troops killed hundreds of American soldiers in North Africa, and diehard French fascist units fought against the Allies in the rubble of Berlin. During the Cold War, Charles DeGaulle yanked France out of NATO and obstructed our efforts to roll back Soviet expansion. The legacy of French imperial power has been no less disastrous. The French left Haiti in a shambles, got us into Vietnam, and educated many of the world’s worst tyrants at their elite universities, including Pol Pot, the genocidal Cambodian dictator. The fascist Baath regimes in Iraq and Syria are another legacy of failed French colonialism. Americans have been particularly irritated by French cultural arrogance—their crusades against American movies, McDonalds, Disney, and the exclusion of American words from their language have always rubbed us the wrong way. This irritation has now blossomed into outrage. Our Oldest Enemy shows why that outrage is justified.

Thinking History, Fighting Evil

Thinking History, Fighting Evil

Neoconservatives and the Perils of Analogy in American Politics

  • Author: David B. MacDonald
  • Publisher: Lexington Books
  • ISBN: 1461634512
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 220
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This accessible study critiques the rise of a new exceptionalism: a victim-centered nationalism promoted by American conservatives since the 1980s, borrowing imagery and vocabulary from the civil rights era and political correctness movements of the left.Thinking History, Fighting Evil explores the instrumentalization of anti-Americanism and anti-Semitism in the service of U.S. foreign policy, paying attention to how conservatives approach 'far enemies' (Islamism), 'near enemies' (Europe and Latin America), and the 'enemies within' (the domestic left).

Flagging Patriotism

Flagging Patriotism

Crises of Narcissism and Anti-Americanism

  • Author: Ella Shohat,Robert Stam
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135863954
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 408
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The question "Why do they hate us?" is one of the most oft-cited puzzles of contemporary American affairs, yet it’s not clear to whom "they" or "us" refers, nor even what "hate" means. In this bold new work, Ella Shohat and Robert Stam take apart the "hate discourse" of right-wing politics, placing it in an international context. How, for example, do other nations love themselves, and how is that love connected to their attitudes toward America? Is love of country "monogamous" or can one love many countries? When can a country’s self-love be a symptom of self-hatred? Drawing upon their extensive experience with South American, European, and Middle Eastern societies, the authors have written a long engagement with a problem that refuses to go away. Flagging Patriotism considers these complex features of "being patriotic," and in so doing insists that the idea of patriotism, instead of being rejected or embraced, be accorded the complex identity it possesses.

Reconciling Enemy States in Europe and Asia

Reconciling Enemy States in Europe and Asia

  • Author: Seunghoon Emilia Heo
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • ISBN: 0230295436
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 194
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PART I: INTRODUCTION Exploring Interstate Reconciliations PART II: RECONCILIATION IN INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS The Subject of Reconciliation Defining Reconciliation An Ideal Type of Interstate Reconciliation Varieties of Interstate Reconciliation PART III: CONCLUSION Embracing the 'Others'.

Julia in Ireland

Julia in Ireland

A Julia Probyn Mystery

  • Author: Ann Bridge
  • Publisher: A&C Black
  • ISBN: 1448205409
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 268
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While on an assignment with British Intelligence in Morocco, the widowed Julia Probyn Jamieson, journalist, amateur sleuth and occasional spy, loses her heart to Gerald O'Brien, a kind and unassuming lawyer. Together with her five-year-old son, Julia travels to Gerald's family home in Ireland to see if the country life could be for her. Julia's quiet vacation is interrupted when she stumbles upon a plot by a cunning landowner. It is down to Julia to investigate the devious scheme, which would destroy the wild beauty of the coast and disrupt the peace of the community. Julia in Ireland, is book eight and last in The Julia Probyn Mysteries.

Our Monthly

Our Monthly

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  • Publisher: N.A
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Red Notice

Red Notice

Wie ich Putins Staatsfeind Nr. 1 wurde

  • Author: Bill Browder
  • Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG
  • ISBN: 3446443193
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 410
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Moskau nach dem Zerfall der Sowjetunion: Die Oligarchen sichern sich die Pfründe und machen ein Vermögen. Der Amerikaner Bill Browder nutzt die Gunst der Stunde und investiert in aufstrebende Unternehmen. Doch dann kommt er Putin und seiner Politik in die Quere: Er wird erpresst, verfolgt und bedroht. In einem Rechtsstaat kann man sich dagegen wehren. Aber nicht in einem Russland, wo Willkür und Tyrannei herrschen. Browders Anwalt Sergej Magnitski wird unter fadenscheinigen Vorwänden inhaftiert, gefoltert und schließlich im Gefängnis erschlagen. Aber Bill Browder gibt nicht auf. Als Menschenrechtsaktivist macht er international Druck auf Putin. Eine wahre Geschichte – packend geschrieben wie ein Thriller.

Old Fort Duquesne

Old Fort Duquesne

Or, Captain Jack, the Scout. An Historical Novel with Copious Notes

  • Author: Charles McKnight
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Duquesne, Fort
  • Page: 501
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Sun of God

Sun of God

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Lulu.com
  • ISBN: 0557380197
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The Chosen

The Chosen

  • Author: William Hatchett
  • Publisher: John Hunt Publishing
  • ISBN: 1782796428
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 277
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One man. One planet. One destiny. Frederick Frater leads a hum-drum existence working in a Victorian bookshop. But one day an apparition walks into the shop – a beautiful young woman. Her father's extraordinary invention changes Frederick's life. The adventure that follows takes us back to Roman-occupied Britain and into the future, in which magic has become science. It is a future that Frederick can influence through his interventions – for he is one of the Chosen, a select and privileged group with the fate of the world in their hands.

the cultivator

the cultivator

  • Author: J. J. Thomas, Editor
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
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The Cultivator

The Cultivator

A Monthly Publication, Devoted to Agriculture

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Agriculture
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King Arthur's Bones

King Arthur's Bones

  • Author: Medieval Murderers,Susanna Gregory,Bernard Knight,Michael Jecks,Philip Gooden,Ian Morson
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1847373461
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 405
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After an ancient leaden cross and skeletal remains are found in Glastonbury Abbey, the monks believe they are the remains of the legendary King Arthur and Queen Guinevere, but after the bones disappear at the hands of the mysterious Guardians, the monks are determined to retrieve the bones and return them to their final resting place.

Earthquake Protection

Earthquake Protection

  • Author: Andrew Coburn,Robin Spence
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 0470855177
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 436
  • View: 2291
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Since the publication of the successful first edition of Earthquake Protection there have been 110 lethal earthquakes, killing 130 000 people; there have also been significant developments in the field of earthquake risk management, particularly in the modelling and analysis of risk for insurance and financial services. Furthermore, major earthquake disasters, such as the 1994 Northridge earthquake in California, the 1995 Kobe earthquake in Japan and the 1999 Kocaeli earthquake in Turkey have occurred. The experience and knowledge gained through these events have improved our understanding of how to manage, mitigate and work towards the prevention of similar catastrophes. The 1990s were in fact the costliest decade on record in terms of disaster management due to such seismic events, placing unprecedented pressure on the insurance industry in particular, and changing its view of earthquake protection. Significantly revised and updated, this second edition continues to provide a comprehensive overview of how to reduce the impact of earthquakes on people and property, and implement best practice in managing the consequences of such disasters. It also includes significant coverage of the techniques of modelling earthquake catastrophe. Each chapter deals with a separate aspect of protection, and covers a wide range of economic and social conditions, drawing on the authors' considerable personal experience and with reference to real life examples. Key features include: Recent event coverage Modern developments in the theory and practice of planning and engineering loss estimation techniques, along with new engineering techniques such as microzonation and hazard-mapping Historic buildings experience An entirely new chapter on 'Earthquakes and Finance' This valuable book provides essential reading for earthquake and structural engineers and geoscientists, as well as insurers and loss prevention specialists, risk managers and assessors involved in managing earthquake risk, urban and regional planners, and emergency management agencies.

Boys of the World

Boys of the World

A Journal for Prince and Peasant

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Penny dreadfuls
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The Slang Dictionary; Or, The Vulgar Words, Street Phrases, and "fast" Expressions of High and Low Society

The Slang Dictionary; Or, The Vulgar Words, Street Phrases, and

Many with Their Etymology and a Few with Their History Traced

  • Author: John Camden Hotten
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: English language
  • Page: 305
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The Boy Scout's Hike Book

The Boy Scout's Hike Book

The First of a Series of Handy Volumes of Information and Inspiration

  • Author: Edward Cave
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Boy Scouts
  • Page: 243
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The Lusiads

The Lusiads

  • Author: Luis Vaz de Camoes
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • ISBN: 0191604364
  • Category: Poetry
  • Page: 288
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First published in 1572, The Lusiads is one of the greatest epic poems of the Renaissance, immortalizing Portugal's voyages of discovery with an unrivalled freshness of observation. At the centre of The Lusiads is Vasco da Gama's pioneer voyage via southern Africa to India in 1497-98. The first European artist to cross the equator, Camoes's narrative reflects the novelty and fascination of that original encounter with Africa, India and the Far East. The poem's twin symbols are the Cross and the Astrolabe, and its celebration of a turning point in mankind's knowledge of the world unites the old map of the heavens with the newly discovered terrain on earth. Yet it speaks powerfully, too, of the precariousness of power, and of the rise and decline of nationhood, threatened not only from without by enemies, but from within by loss of integrity and vision. The first translation of The Lusiads for almost half a century, this new edition is complemented by an illuminating introduction and extensive notes. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Invisible Frontier

Invisible Frontier

Exploring the Tunnels, Ruins, and Rooftops of Hidden New York

  • Author: L.B. Deyo,David Leibowitz
  • Publisher: Crown
  • ISBN: 0307421104
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 240
  • View: 2032
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In the shadows of the city waits an invisible frontier—a wilderness thriving in the deep places, woven through dead storm drains and live subway tunnels, coursing over third rails. This frontier waits in the walls of abandoned tenements, hides on the rooftops, infiltrates the bridges’ steel. It’s a no-man’s-land, fenced off with razor wire, marked by warning signs, persisting in shadow, hidden everywhere as a parallel dimension. Crowds hurry through the bright streets, insulated by pavement, never reflecting that beneath their feet or above their heads lurks a universe. Led by its two founding agents, L. B. Deyo and David “Lefty” Leibowitz, Jinx is a stylish urban adventure out?t known for its daring—if sometimes ridiculous—forays into the hidden wonders that lurk above and beneath America’s greatest city, New York. In Invisible Frontier L. B. and Lefty chronicle Jinx’s dramatic—if sometimes absurd—exploration of a Dante-esque New York, from the depths of the city’s underground Hell (abandoned aqueducts and subway tunnels) to the pinnacles of its Paradise (rooftops and bridges) and everything in between, capturing the genius of the city’s engineering, the vibrancy of its found art, and the elegiac beauty of its ruins. Here is a true series of wittily narrated adventures into the hidden world beneath a great civilization. From the Trade Paperback edition.

New England Magazine

New England Magazine

An Illustrated Monthly

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