Sharpe’s Regiment: The Invasion of France, June to November 1813 (The Sharpe Series, Book 17)

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Sharpe’s Regiment: The Invasion of France, June to November 1813 (The Sharpe Series, Book 17)

Author: ,

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007338716

Genre: Fiction

Page: 384

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Book Summary: Richard Sharpe returns to England to save the regiment.


Sharpe’s Prey: The Expedition to Copenhagen, 1807 (The Sharpe Series, Book 5)

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Sharpe’s Prey: The Expedition to Copenhagen, 1807 (The Sharpe Series, Book 5)

Author: Bernard Cornwell

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007338708

Genre: Fiction

Page: 352

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Book Summary: Richard Sharpe is sent to Copenhagen to deliver a bribe to stop the Danes handing over possession of their battle fleet to the French.


Sexual Intimacy and Gender Identity 'Fraud'

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Sexual Intimacy and Gender Identity 'Fraud'

Author: Alex Sharpe

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351384139

Genre: Law

Page: 204

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Book Summary: This book is a legal and political intervention into a contemporary debate concerning the appropriateness of sexual offence prosecutions brought against young gender non-conforming people for so-called ‘gender identity fraud'. It comes down squarely against prosecution. To that end, it offers a series of principled objections based both on liberal principles, and arguments derived from queer and feminist theories. Thus prosecution will be challenged as criminal law overreach and as a spectacular example of legal inconsistency, but also as indicative of a failure to grasp the complexity of sexual desire and its disavowal. In particular, the book will think through the concepts of consent, harm and deception and their legal application to these specific forms of intimacy. In doing so, it will reveal how cisnormativity frames the legal interpretation of each and how this serves to preclude more marginal perspectives. Beyond law, the book takes up the ethical challenge of the non-disclosure of gender history. Rather than dwelling on this omission, it argues that we ought to focus on a cisgender demand to know as the proper object of ethical inquiry. Finally, and as an act of legal and ethical re-imagination, the book offers a queer counter-judgment to R v McNally, the only case involving a gender non-conforming defendant, so far, to have come before the Court of Appeal.


The Wilt Alternative

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The Wilt Alternative

Author: Tom Sharpe

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1407099906

Genre: Fiction

Page: 320

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Book Summary: Henry Wilt is no longer the victim of his own uncontrolled fantasies. As Head of a reconstituted Liberal Studies Department he has assumed power without authority at the Fenland College of Arts & Technology and the fantasies he now confronts are those of political bigots and reactionary bureaucrats - in addition to his wife's enthusiasm for every Organic Alternative under the compost heap and the insistence of his quadruplets on looking at every problem with an unflinching lack of sentimentality. It is only when Wilt becomes the unintentional participant in a terrorist siege that he is forced to find an answer to the problems of power, which have corrupted greater men than he. With a mental ingenuity born of his innate cowardice, Wilt fights for those liberal values which are threatened both by international terrorism and by the sophisticated methods of police anti-terrorist agents. In the confusion that follows, Wilt resumes his dialogue with the unflagging Inspector Flint and is himself subjected to the indignity of a psycho-political profile. Bitingly funny and brilliantly written, The Wilt Alternative exposes the farcical anomalies, which have become the social norms of our time.


Sharpe’s Waterloo: The Waterloo Campaign, 15–18 June, 1815 (The Sharpe Series, Book 20)

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Sharpe’s Waterloo: The Waterloo Campaign, 15–18 June, 1815 (The Sharpe Series, Book 20)

Author: Bernard Cornwell

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007338767

Genre: Fiction

Page: 448

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Book Summary: SPECIAL ANNIVERSARY eBook edition of Bernard Cornwell’s classic novel, with a new foreword by the author.


Fools and Mortals

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Fools and Mortals

Author: Bernard Cornwell

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0007504136

Genre: Fiction

Page: 432

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Book Summary: A dramatic new departure for international bestselling author Bernard Cornwell, FOOLS AND MORTALS takes us into the heart of the Elizabethan era, long one of his favourite periods of British history.


Sharpe’s Trafalgar: The Battle of Trafalgar, 21 October 1805 (The Sharpe Series, Book 4)

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Sharpe’s Trafalgar: The Battle of Trafalgar, 21 October 1805 (The Sharpe Series, Book 4)

Author: Bernard Cornwell

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007338740

Genre: Fiction

Page: 384

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Book Summary: Richard Sharpe, travelling home aboard the ‘Revenant’, meets Admiral Nelson and his fleet, on what was a calm October day off Cape Trafalgar.


The Self Under Siege

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The Self Under Siege

Author: Robert W. Firestone,Lisa Firestone,Joyce Catlett

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136332553

Genre: Psychology

Page: 296

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Book Summary: How much of our identity or 'self' is truly representative of our own wants, needs, and goals in life and how much does it reflect the desires and priorities of someone else? Are we following our own destiny or are we unconsciously repeating the lives of our parents, living according to their values, ideals, and beliefs? In this thought-provoking book, noted clinical psychologist Robert Firestone and his co-authors explore the struggle that all of us face in striving to retain a sense of ourselves as unique individuals. The self is under siege from several sources: primarily pain and rejection in the developmental years, problems in relationships, detrimental societal forces, and existential realities that affect all people. Through numerous case studies and personal stories from men and women who participated in a 35-year observational study, the authors illustrate how voice therapy, a cognitive/affective/behavioral methodology pioneered by Firestone, is used to elicit, identify, and challenge the destructive inner voice and to change aversive behaviors based on its prescriptions. The theory they describe integrates the psychodynamic and existential approaches underlying voice therapy and is enriched by research findings in the neurosciences, attachment research, and terror management theory (TMT). An important addition to the area of personality development theory, The Self under Siege offers a new perspective on differentiation and the battle to separate ourselves from the chains of the past. It provides psychotherapists and other mental health professionals with the tools needed to help clients differentiate from the dysfunctional attitudes and toxic personality traits of their parents, other family members, and harmful societal influences that have unconsciously dominated their lives. This book will have a special appeal to clients and, in fact, to any person interested in his/her own personal development


Urban Finance Under Siege

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Urban Finance Under Siege

Author: Thomas R. Swartz,Frank J. Bonello

Publisher: M.E. Sharpe

ISBN: 9781563242250

Genre: Business & Economics

Page: 208

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Book Summary: Five essays explore the declining fortunes of US cities as the state and national governments require them to pay ever more of their own expenses, and the property tax, once the mainstay of local finances, continues to be eroded by tax-exempt land use and declining property values in the inner cities. Paper edition (unseen), $17.95. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR


Bodies under Siege

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Bodies under Siege

Author: Armando R. Favazza

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 1421401118

Genre: Psychology

Page: 352

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Book Summary: Favazza critically assesses new and significant biological, ethnological, social, and psychological findings regarding self-injury; presents current understandings of self-injurious acts from cultural and clinical perspectives; and places self-mutilation in historical and contemporary context.


The Siege of Tsingtau

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The Siege of Tsingtau

Author: Charles Stephenson

Publisher: Casemate Publishers

ISBN: 1526702940

Genre: History

Page: 256

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Book Summary: “A well-written, modern narrative of the political and military events leading up to, during and after the German-Japanese War of 1914.”—The Australian Naval Institute The German-Japanese War was a key, yet often neglected, episode in the opening phase of the First World War. It had profound implications for the future, particularly in respect of Japan’s acquisition of Germany’s Micronesian islands. Japan’s naval perimeter was extended and threatened the United States naval strategy of projecting force westward. The campaign to relieve Germany of Tsingtau, the port and naval base in China, and its hinterland posed a grave threat to Chinese independence. The course of the Second World War in China and the Pacific cannot be explained without reference to these events. Charles Stephenson’s account makes fascinating reading. The siege of Tsingtau by the Japanese, with token British participation, forms the core of his story. He draws on Japanese and German primary sources to describe the defenses, the landings, the course of the siege, and eventual German surrender. His study will be absorbing reading for anyone interested in the campaigns of the First World War outside of Europe, in German colonial expansion and the rise to power of Japan. “Overall the volume delivers a much needed, interesting and often highly detailed overview of operations in the Pacific and the siege of Tsingtau. The volume excels especially in its detailed narrative of naval and land operations in the Pacific and in China. The geopolitical background provides a most useful introduction to the history of the region.”—International Journal of Maritime History


Inorganic Solid Fluorides

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Inorganic Solid Fluorides

Author: Poul Hagenmuller

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0323144055

Genre: Science

Page: 646

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Book Summary: Inorganic Solid Fluorides: Chemistry and Physics deals with the chemical and physical properties of inorganic solid fluorides and covers topics ranging from methods used in the preparation of fluorides to the crystal chemistry of fluorides and transition metal oxyfluorides. Defects in solid fluorides are also discussed, along with fluorine intercalation compounds of graphite and high oxidation states in fluorine chemistry. This book is comprised of 21 chapters and begins with an overview of general trends related to fluorides, including bonding problems and economic implications of fluorides. Some of the methods for the synthesis of inorganic solid fluorides are then described, including gas-phase reactions, reactions in solution, gas-solid reactions, and partial or all solid-state reactions. Subsequent chapters explore the properties of fluoride glasses; ferromagnetism and ferrimagnetism in fluorides; competing spin interactions and frustration effects in fluorides; and electronic conduction in fluorides. Fast fluorine ion conductors and nonlinear properties of fluorides are also considered. The final chapter is devoted to industrial uses of inorganic fluorides. This monograph should be of interest to physicists and inorganic chemists as well as students of physics and inorganic chemistry.


Academic Freedom Under Siege

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Academic Freedom Under Siege

Author: Zhidong Hao,Peter Zabielskis

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 3030491196

Genre: Education

Page: 263

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Book Summary: This book argues that academic freedom in higher education in East Asia, the U.S. and Australia is under stress. Academic freedom means freedom to teach, research, and serve in multiple political and social roles based on professional principles. It is closely linked to shared governance, in which academics participate in and influence decision making in core academic concerns such as choosing new faculty, faculty promotion, tenure decisions and the approval of new academic programs. In different countries and regions, the duress confronting academic freedom may come from different directions, and the ability of faculty to share power can vary greatly. In authoritarian mainland China, it is mostly political and ideological controls that greatly affect academic freedom, and shared governance is very much limited. In semi-democracies like Hong Kong and Macau and democracies like Taiwan, Japan, South Korea, the U.S. and Australia, corporatization and commercialization have had great impact on both academic freedom and shared governance. The result is that the roles professors play within academia are continually being diminished and the academic profession is struggling to maintain its ground. Similar developments are also occurring in Europe. These developments should cause great concern to educators, researchers and policymakers everywhere. The authors collected here present attempts to learn from current practice in order to move policy into directions that will help protect higher education as a common good. This book highlights the importance of academic freedom and provides insights into the ways it is being infringed both by commercialization and corporatization on the one hand and political repression on the other. It vividly illustrates detailed case studies and empirical data that make it a compelling read.- Professor Ruth Hayhoe, University of Toronto, Canada Academic freedom is as important today as at any time in the last century. The authors point out the challenges that academic freedom faces on a global scale. The import of the book is in its comparative perspective steeped in data and analysis. Thoughtful. Cogent. Compelling. - Professor William G. Tierney and Professor Wilbur-Kieffer, University of Southern California, United States


NC Patriots 1775-1783: Their Own Words, Volume 1

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NC Patriots 1775-1783: Their Own Words, Volume 1

Author: J.D. Lewis

Publisher: JD Lewis

ISBN: 1467548081

Genre: ,

Page: N.A

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Book Summary: This volume provides a detailed chronology of how the North Carolina Continental Line was established and how it was organized over the long eight years of the American Revolution. It includes all known battles and skirmishes that the NC Continental Line participated in, and which units were involved in these battles/skirmishes. Also included is a complete listing of all known NC Continental soldiers, which units they were in, and which battles/skirmishes they were in.


The Siege of Petersburg

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The Siege of Petersburg

Author: John Horn

Publisher: Savas Beatie

ISBN: 1611212170

Genre: History

Page: 388

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Book Summary: ÒA superior piece of Civil War scholarship.Ó Ð Edwin C. Bearss, former Chief Historian of the United States National Park Service and award-winning author. The nine-month siege of Petersburg was the longest continuous operation of the American Civil War. A series of large-scale Union Òoffensives,Ó grand maneuvers that triggered some of the fiercest battles of the war, broke the monotony of static trench warfare. GrantÕs Fourth Offensive, August 14-25, the longest and bloodiest operation of the campaign, is the subject of John HornÕs revised and updated Sesquicentennial edition of The Siege of Petersburg: The Battles for the Weldon Railroad, August 1864. Frustrated by his inability to break through the Southern front, General Grant devised a two-punch combination strategy in an effort to sever the crucial Weldon Railroad and stretch General LeeÕs lines. The plan called for Winfield HancockÕs II Corps (with X Corps) to move against Deep Bottom north of the James River to occupy Confederate attention while WarrenÕs V Corps, supported by elements of IX Corps, marched south and west below Petersburg toward Globe Tavern on the Weldon Railroad. The move triggered the battles of Second Deep Bottom, Globe Tavern, and Second Reams Station, bitter fighting that witnessed fierce Confederate counterattacks and additional Union operations against the railroad before GrantÕs troops dug in and secured their hold on Globe Tavern. The end result was nearly 15,000 killed, wounded, and missing, the severing of the railroad, and the jump-off point for what would be GrantÕs Fifth Offensive in late September. Revised and updated for this special edition, HornÕs outstanding tactical battle study emphasizes the context and consequences of every action and is supported by numerous maps and grounded in hundreds of primary sources. Unlike many battle accounts, Horn puts GrantÕs Fourth Offensive into its proper perspective not only in the context of the Petersburg Campaign and the war, but in the context of the history of warfare.


Worker Safety Under Siege

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Worker Safety Under Siege

Author: ,

Publisher: M.E. Sharpe

ISBN: 9780765641946

Genre: Industrial hygiene

Page: 242

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Book Summary: This eye-opening book shows how the rights of workers to safe and healthful workplaces are under greater attack today than at any time since the passage of the landmark Occupational Safety and Health Act in 1970. This collection is organized around three thematic issues that pose significant challenges to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's ability to protect workers' safety and health. First, the economy has shifted from an industrial base to a white collar/service base, which includes more women workers than ever before - yet many of the safety and health problems that affect.


Encyclopedia of Warfare

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Encyclopedia of Warfare

Author: Adrian Gilbert

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135956979

Genre: History

Page: 304

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Book Summary: The Encyclopedia of Warfare is a chronological account of the development of warfare since the beginnings of recorded history. The book is organized in 10 chapters, each of which looks at a particular era in warfare from the ancient world to the present. Each chapter includes color maps of key campaigns, as well as commentary on battles, personalities, troops, and equipment. Sidebars throughout the main narrative focus on noteworthy aspects of the history of conflict. Through its chronological organization and ample use of maps, the Encyclopedia also clearly conveys the link between war and world geographical history. A thorough yet concise exploration of combat throughout human history, this fascinating and informative reference work is an outstanding addition to any library collection.


Besieged

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Besieged

Author: Sharon Alker,Holly Faith Nelson

Publisher: McGill-Queen\'s Press - MQUP

ISBN: 0228005914

Genre: Literary Criticism

Page: N.A

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Book Summary: Siege literature has existed since antiquity but has not always been understood as a crucial element of culture. Focusing on its magnetic force, Besieged brings to light its popularity and potency between the British Civil War and the Great Northern War in Europe, a period in which literary texts reflected an urgent interest in siege mentality and tactics. Exploring the siege as represented in canonical works by Milton, Dryden, Defoe, Davenant, Cowley, Cavendish, and Bunyan, alongside a wide array of little-known memoirs, plays, poems, and works of prose fiction on military and civilian experiences of siege warfare, Besieged breaks new ground in the field of early modern war literature. Sharon Alker and Holly Faith Nelson draw on theories of space and place to show how early modern Britons feverishly worked to make sense of the immediacy, horror, and trauma of urban warfare, offering a valuable perspective on the literature that captured the cultural imagination during and after the traumatic civil wars of the 1640s. Alker and Nelson demonstrate how the narratives of besieged cities became a compelling way to engage with the fragility of urban space, unstable social structures, developing technologies, and the inadequacy of old heroic martial models. Given the reality of urban warfare in our own age, Besieged provides a timely foundation for understanding the history of such spaces and their cultural representation.


Challenging Democracy

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Challenging Democracy

Author: Madeleine Arnot,Jo-Anne Dillabough

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136290567

Genre: Education

Page: 352

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Book Summary: This collection establishes a highly topical, new, international field of study: that of gender, education and citizenship. It brings together for the first time important cutting-edge research on the contribution of the educational system to the formation of male and female citizens. It shows how gender relations operate behind apparently neutral concepts of liberal democratic citizenship and citizenship education. The editors asked leading international educationalists to describe the theoretical frameworks and methodologies they used to research gender and citizenship. Challenging Democracy suggests ways in which the educational system could help develop genuinely inclusive democratic societies in which men and women play an equal role in shaping the meaning of citizenship.


Military Coercion and US Foreign Policy

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Military Coercion and US Foreign Policy

Author: Melanie W. Sisson,James A. Siebens,Barry M. Blechman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 100005683X

Genre: Political Science

Page: 230

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Book Summary: This book examines the use of military force as a coercive tool by the United States, using lessons drawn from the post-Cold War era (1991–2018). The volume reveals that despite its status as sole superpower during the post-Cold War period, US efforts to coerce other states failed as often as they succeeded. In the coming decades, the United States will face states that are more capable and creative, willing to challenge its interests and able to take advantage of missteps and vulnerabilities. By using lessons derived from in-depth case studies and statistical analysis of an original dataset of more than 100 coercive incidents in the post-Cold War era, this book generates insight into how the US military can be used to achieve policy goals. Specifically, it provides guidance about the ways in which, and the conditions under which, the US armed forces can work in concert with economic and diplomatic elements of US power to create effective coercive strategies. This book will be of interest to students of US national security, US foreign policy, strategic studies and International Relations in general.