On The Bloodstained Shore Of Dreams Pdf Epub

Author: S.E. Gordon
Publisher: S.E. Gordon
ISBN: 1310487251
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Restless in his sleep, an elder vampire visits the sandy shore of his dreams. When the sky opens, and his mind wanders past the limits of immortality, he finds her body pressed up against his. “Let me taste of you, oh beautiful. Spare a few drops for me," he whispers in her ear. Note: This story features Lord Vangley of Vissorouy from the forthcoming thriller Enura. It is meant to explain his dark dreams and mental state early in the novel.

Crisis And Migration

Author: Anna Lindley
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136157263
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Crisis and migration have a long association, in popular and policy discourse as well as in social scientific analysis. Despite the emergence of more nuanced and even celebratory accounts of mobility in recent years, there remains a persistent emphasis on migration being either a symptom or a cause of crisis. Moreover, in the context of a recent series of headline-hitting and politically controversial situations, terms like ‘migration crisis’ and ‘crisis migration’ are acquiring increasing currency among policy-makers and academics. Crisis and Migration provides fresh perspectives on this routine association, critically examining a series of politically controversial situations around the world. Drawing on first-hand research into the Arab uprisings, conflict and famine in the Horn of Africa, cartel violence in Latin America, the global economic crisis, and immigration ‘crises’ from East Asia to Southern Africa to Europe, the book’s contributors situate a set of contemporary crises within longer histories of social change and human mobility, showing the importance of treating crisis and migration as contextualised processes, rather than isolated events. By exploring how migration and crisis articulate as lived experiences and political constructs, the book brings migration from the margins to the centre of discussions of social transformation and crisis; illuminates the acute politicisation and diverse spatialisations of crisis–migration relationships; and urges a nuanced, cautious and critical approach to associations of crisis and migration.

Winning The Unwinnable War

Author: Elan Journo
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 9780739135426
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Eight years after 9/11 and in the shadow of two protracted U.S. military campaigns in the Middle East, the enemy is not only undefeated but emboldened and resurgent. What went wrong_and what should we do going forward? Winning the Unwinnable War shows how our own policy ideas led to 9/11 and then crippled our response in the Middle East, and it makes the case for an unsettling conclusion: By subordinating military victory to perverse, allegedly moral constraints, Washington's policy has undermined our national security. Owing to the significant influence of Just War Theory and neoconservatism, the Bush administration consciously put the imperative of shielding civilians and bringing them elections above the goal of eliminating real threats to our security. Consequently, this policy left our enemies stronger, and America weaker, than before. The dominant alternative to Bush-esque idealism in foreign policy_so-called realism_has made a strong comeback under the tenure of Barack Obama. But this nonjudgmental, supposedly practical approach is precisely what helped unleash the enemy prior to 9/11. The message of the essays in this thematic collection is that only by radically re-thinking our foreign policy in the Middle East can we achieve victory over the enemy that attacked us on 9/11. We need a new moral foundation for our Mideast policy. That new starting point for U.S. policy is the moral ideal championed by the philosopher Ayn Rand: rational self-interest. Implementing this approach entails objectively defining our national interest as protecting the lives and freedoms of Americans_and then taking principled action to safeguard them. The book lays out the necessary steps for achieving victory and for securing America's long-range interests in the volatile Middle East.

Rage And Ruin

Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 1488056919
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Dangerous secrets and forbidden desires lead to shocking consequences… Don’t miss book two of the fantastical Harbinger trilogy from #1 New York Times bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout. “Jennifer L. Armentrout’s intoxicating new fantasy is her best yet!” —New York Times bestselling author Gena Showalter on Storm and Fury A half human, half angel and her bonded gargoyle protector must work with demons to stop the apocalypse while avoiding falling in love. The Harbinger is coming…but who or what is it? All of humankind may fall if Trinity and Zayne can’t win the race against time as dark forces gather. As tensions rise, they must stay close together and patrol the DC streets at night, seeking signs of the Harbinger, an entity that is killing Wardens and demons with no seeming rhyme or reason. Forbidden to be with each other, Zayne and Trinity fight their feelings and turn to unusual sources for help—the demon Roth and his cohorts. But as deaths pile up and they uncover a sinister plot involving the local high school and endangering someone dear to Zayne, Trin realizes she is being led…herded…played for some unknown end. As anger builds and feelings spiral out of control, it becomes clear that rage may be the ruin of them all.

The Greek Crisis And Its Cultural Origins

Author: Manussos Marangudakis
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3030135896
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This original analysis of modern Greece’s political culture attempts to present a “total social fact”—a coherent and complex representation of Greek socio-political culture—to identify the cultural causes of Greece’s recent disastrous economic crisis. Using a culturalist frame inspired by the Yale Strong Program, Marangudakis argues that the core cultural orientations of Greece have determined its politics—Greek secular culture flows out of the religion of Eastern Orthodoxy with its mysticism, icons, and general “ortherworldly-nesses.” This theoretical discussion, bringing together Eisenstadt, Michael Mann, Banfield, and Taylor, is complemented by an innovative use of survey data, processed by political scientist and statistician Theodore Chadjipadelis. The carefully deployed quantitative data demonstrate that the culture previously described is actually shared by people living in Greece today. In his sweeping conclusion to this thorough cultural analysis, Marangudakis reflects on the prospects of Greek cultural recovery through the construction of a non-populist civil religion.

The Limits Of Idealism

Author: Melvyn L. Fein
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0585296014
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If the truth be known, I am only a partially reformed idealist. In the secret depths of my soul, I still wish to make the world a better place and sometimes fantasize about heroically eradicating its faults. When I encounter its limitations, it is consequently with deep regret and continued surprise. How, I ask myself, is it possible that that which seems so fight can be a chimera? And why, I wonder, aren't people as courageous, smart, or nice as I would like? The pain of realizing these things is sometimes so intense that I want to close my eyes and lose myself in the kinds of daydreams that comforted me as a youngster. One thing is clear, my need to come to grips with my idealism had its origin in a lifetime of naivet6. From the beginning, I wanted to be a "good" person. Often when life was most treacherous, I retreated into a comer from whence I escaped into reveries of moral glory. When I was very young, my faith was in religion. In Hebrew school, I took my lessons seriously and tried to apply them at home. By my teen years, this had been replaced by an allegiance to socialism. In the Brooklyn where I grew up, my teachers and relatives made this seem the natural course. When I reached my twenties, however, and was obliged to confront a series of personal deficiencies, psychotherapy shouldered its way to the fore.

Shroud Of The Devil

Author: Adith Tom Alex
Publisher: Notion Press
ISBN: 1645878007
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“Thrilling and astonishing. A remarkable debut and a clear evidence of generation change in writing.” —Benyamin, acclaimed author of Goat Days “It is always good to see young Indians take writing early on.” —Dr. Shashi Tharoor M.P, former Under Secretary-General of United Nations A conspiracy dating back centuries, one linking the CIA with the Nazis themselves… Ex-mercenary Commander Edward Brooks is caught at crossroads when he is called back for one final CIA operation, more so when he realises his mission conflicts with his morals. But the safety of the world is at stake. Forced to confront an enemy he can barely understand, Eddie must battle his inner demons to fight the real ones. Yet the enemy of superhuman prowess, whose roots extend deep into the Second World War, is not someone he can defeat alone. The events have already been set in motion. Only Eddie and his cranky partner can stop them, even as they look at everything from the wrong angle.

From Nothing To Something

Author: Tamika McClain
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ISBN: 9780692165300
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A Motivational life story about the author Tamika McClain, In this book, she discloses stories from her past impacted by abuse, neglect, sex, drugs, pain, and resentment. She evokes memories of being abandoned as an infant to struggling through childhood and life to discover her purpose. This narrative is a great example that teaches how to build upon the pain and failures of the past to make changes for the better, despite the storms that rage in your life. "Life is what you make it, it's not about what happens to you, but about how you respond to what happens to you. When life offers you lemons, make lemonade from the lemons and enjoy the drink," says Tamika. Embracing your past can help close the doors behind you and release the burdens that may be weighing you down. In this book, Tamika gives her own personal advice on relationships, dealing with abuse, motivating stories and a few poems to help others that may be struggling through life, or going through personal stories in life. Over the years, she learned to turn her pain to purpose, and her breakdowns to breakthroughs. She expresses how pain makes winning so great and how all the pain only made her stronger ready to live her best life. This life memoir tells a story of turning your painful past into a positive present and finding purpose through pain. She learned in order to succeed, she needed to kick self-pity in the butt forever. No one is born a mistake, everyone has a purpose, and finding that purpose is central to happiness. Tamika tells readers how they too can move FROM NOTHING TO SOMETHING. This book is written in a easy storytelling, yet direct ways that challenges anyone to defeat the painful demons from their past and live their best life forever.

Forgive Us Our Spins

Author: Jesse Larner
Publisher: Wiley
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"Well written, witty, and wise. Jesse Larner's book goes well beyond its brief: it helps us understand where the left has been going for the last few years, and where it might end up." —GEORGE MONBIOT, columnist, The Guardian (UK) "Forgive Us Our Spins is a very smart and well-researched book about the ever-controversial Michael Moore. Larner does a great job at showing why Moore's political and cultural adventures often do more damage than good. And Larner is a man of the left who doesn't make excuses for the right. A concern for decency and the quality of public discussion in this country shine through in this book—a healthy antidote to not just Michael Moore but also the intellectual clowns of the right, like Ann Coulter and Michael Savage. Let's hope Larner's voice is heard by many." —KEVIN MATTSON, professor, Ohio University, and author of Upton Sinclair and the Other American Century As the 2004 presidential election approached, Michael Moore repeatedly expressed confidence that his film Fahrenheit 9/11 would have a powerful impact on the outcome of that bitter contest. The talking cogs in the right-wing media machine were happy to agree with him. They foresaw that Moore and his flawed, shallow, and factually sloppy film would be major factors in motivating and energizing their base. Left, right, or in between, everyone has an opinion about Michael Moore. His books reside on bestseller lists, his films are unfailingly controversial, and his politics range far to the left of any elected official on the national scene. So why is he the only voice capable of bringing progressive issues and ideas to public awareness? What message should the Democratic Party glean from his immense popularity? What impact will Moore and his work have on the future of the left? In Forgive Us Our Spins, you'll meet Michael Moore as you've never seen him before. This witty, well-written critique of America's most commercially successful radical examines Moore's life and work, reveals the personal history that underlies his political passions, and takes a clear-eyed look at his controversial trouble with the facts. Love him or hate him, you can't deny Michael Moore's political stature. Is he the champion the left has long yearned for or the kind of friend that's more dangerous than an enemy? Read Forgive Us Our Spins, then decide.