Face Off

Author: John W. Garver
Publisher: University of Washington Press
ISBN: 9780295800356
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Taiwan's first presidential election, in 1996, sparked a Sino-U.S. military showdown that resulted in the biggest show of U.S. naval force in East Asia since the Vietnam War. This book is the first to explore the origins and triangular dynamics of that historic confrontation. Analyzing the key decisions and misperceptions that led to the Taiwan Strait crisis, Garver warns that it may usher in a more confrontational era of Sino-U.S. relations. China is already emerging as an economic powerhouse and fears of its becoming an expansionist military power have grown in recent years as China has rapidly built up its armed forces since 1989. It has also adopted a more assertive stance in several territorial disputes with its neighbors, arousing new security concerns for Asia as a whole. When China tried to intimidate Taiwan's voters by firing missiles and conducting large-scale military exercises off its coasts in the period preceding the 1996 election, the U.S. dispatched two aircraft carrier battle groups to Taiwan. The prestige of all sides was fully engaged as powerful do domestic interests demanded an assertive posture. Eventually, China adopted a more cautious stance and the crisis passed. But it marked the first instance of Chinese nuclear coercion of the U.S. and gave the "China threat" new credence in the U.S. and elsewhere in Asia. The author has studied the Taiwan question for more than 30 years and has witnessed first-hand the growth and culmination of Taiwan's democratization. This sober, mature reflection of decades of thought is certain to inform the debate on the "China threat" and the future of Sino-U.S. relations.

Face Off

Author: A.K
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1467070130
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In memory of my father he who taught me to be an upright human being with the greatest morale values as diamonds never lose their brightness. We have been through so much together and the world gave up on me, but you kept me close to you to find myself in a world that I could have been lost eternally dead or alive. Thank you and thanks to the one who chose you as a father to me. You showed me the world in color and not so much so as others wanted me to see the world as black and white. It never crossed my mind that one day you and I would separate from one another as we were inseparable. I thought I never had a teacher, but you were the only teacher that I can now claim as one of my own. You gave me a light that I can walk with even in times of darkness. I never realized such things until you and I shook hands for the last time.

Face Off

Author: Chris Forsyth
Publisher: James Lorimer & Company
ISBN: 9781550285321
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A talented hockey player finds himself competing with his best friend for a spot on a select team.

Face Off

Author: Maureen Ulrich
Publisher: Coteau Books
ISBN: 1550505068
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Just when she feels like she has life under control, Jessie McIntyre makes one wrong choice that changes everything.

Face Off

Author: Emma Brookes
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
ISBN: 1466885378
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Face Off by Emma Brookes When Suzanne Richards fled Omaha, she left behind her old life--and her work as a police consultant, forging psychic links with the most brutal serial killers. But she cannot run from her talent. And she cannot resist the pleading of fourteen-year-old Jessie Matthews, who has tracked Suzanne to her new home in Kansas City on a desperate mission to save her sister's life. Amy Matthews' disappearance fits in with the pattern of other victims of the Kansas City Butcher, and the cops believe she's already dead. But young Jessie refuses to give up, for she has her own budding psychic powers that tell her Amy's alive--and that time is quickly running out. To stop a sadistic killer, Suzanne and Jessie must descend into the nightmare world of his mind. And most hellish of all, once they penetrate his twisted fantasies of death, they see their own faces projected there.

Face Off

Author: Mark Del Franco
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101188855
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Laura Black is a druid who can change her appearance. She is both the Fey Guild's public relations director and a secret agent for the International Security Agency. And now she'll have to choose where her loyalties lie when a political war breaks out between the fey and human populations...

Face Off

Author: Matt Christopher
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0316095591
Size: 63.45 MB
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FACE-OFF A jealous teammate can lead to danger on the ice.... When it comes to skating, Scott Harrison can't be beat. Still, he can't believe it when he's asked to play for the Golden Bears hockey team. But soon his excitement turns to doubt, then fear, when a resentful teammate ruins his confidence. Scott must confront his nemesis or give up his dream of playing hockey forever.

Face Off

Author: Stacy Juba
Publisher: Thunder Horse Press
ISBN:
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Rival twin brothers battle on and off the ice in this hockey classic written when GalleyCat bestselling author Stacy Juba was just 16-years-old. Discover why this compelling novel about hockey players, high school sports, sportsmanship, sibling rivalry, and families dealing with divorce has appeared on so many reading lists including Best Books for Young Teen Readers Grades 7-10 and a list produced by the Hockey Hall of Fame's Junior Education Program. Brad's twin brother T.J. has gotten himself out of the fancy prep school his father picked for him and into the public high school Brad attends. Now T.J. is a shining new star on the hockey team where Brad once held the spotlight. And he's testing his popularity with Brad's friends, eyeing Brad's girl and competing to be captain of the team. Meanwhile, the twins must also cope with problems at home, including divorcing parents and a troubled younger brother. The whole school is rooting for a big double-strength win...not knowing that their twin hockey stars are heating up the ice for a winner takes all face-off. NEW: Originally published in 1992. This new edition contains a special letter from the author and revisions for the latest generation of readers. Reviews: "Hockey fans will be attracted by the cover and held by the game descriptions, and those who like realistic fiction will appreciate the complexity of the boys' home life, with battling parents, hero-worshipping younger siblings and a father who expects too little of one twin and too much of the other. A good read for both proficient and reluctant readers." Booklist "Lots of action and emotional upheaval ensure that this will be a popular book for boys as well as girls. This reviewer's YA Book Review Group gave it nine points out of a possible ten for 'Good Read' status." VOYA "I don’t often give a full five rating to a book I’m reviewing and especially when it’s not in a genre I usually enjoy but I have to say Face Off had me drawn in from the beginning and I read it in all one sitting. I thoroughly enjoyed it despite not being a teen and knowing nothing about ice hockey. (Although I do know a bit more about it now!)" The Masquerade Crew Tags: hockey players, ice hockey, high school sports, twins teens, family feuds, sibling rivalry, brothers, sportsmanship, teamwork

Face Off

Author: Nancy Warren
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 9781426887826
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These three couples are skating on thin ice! Ice Time Newly retired NHL hockey player Jarrad McBride's life seems permanently sidelined. But maybe sexy schoolteacher Sierra Janssen is just the woman o get him back in play…. In The Sin Bin Samantha McBride was good and over firefighter Greg Olsen. But when an unexpected reunion sends lust crackling between them, it's clear that this game isn't finished…and there's only one way to settle this score! Breakaway When skating sweetheart Becky Haines is paired with hotshot NHL rookie Taylor McBride for a charity event, there's no hiding their frustration with each other…or their scorching chemistry! But will full body contact earn them a penalty?

Face Off

Author: Brenda Novak
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1472241002
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New York Times bestseller Brenda Novak's third novel in the Evelyn Talbot series sees the return of psychiatrist Dr Evelyn Talbot in her purpose-built facility housing America's most terrifying psychopaths. This is SILENCE OF THE LAMBS meets Karen Rose... Over twenty years ago, Dr Evelyn Talbot was scarred for life when her teenage boyfriend Jasper Moore tortured her and left her for dead. And she fears one day he will return to finish what he started. Evelyn has tried to move forward and turned her trauma into her life's work. As a leading psychiatrist at Hanover House in remote Alaska, she is confronted with psychopaths and danger every day. She delves deep into their minds, despite the horrors that hide there, trying to figure out why they do what they do. When a woman goes missing from a nearby cabin, Evelyn immediately believes one of the Hanover House killers might be involved. But something about the case brings familiar and terrifying memories back to haunt her. She fears the truth may be closer, and darker, than she first imagined.