In Masters of War, Clara Nieto adeptly presents the parallel histories of the countries of Latin America, histories that are intertwined, each reflecting the United States’ "coherent policy of intervention" set into motion by the Monroe Doctrine. As the value of this continued policy comes increasingly into question, Nieto argues for the need to evaluate the alarming precedent set in Latin America: the institution of client dictatorships, the roles played by the interests of U.S. corporations, the enormous tolls taken on civilian populations, and the irreversible disruption of regional stability. Drawing from an impressive array of documents and sources as well as from her unique first-hand insights as a participant in crucial meetings and negotiations in the region from the mid-1960s through the mid-1980s, Nieto chronicles the Cuban Revolution, the CIA-sponsored coup against popularly elected President Allende in Chile, the U.S. invasions of Panama and Grenada, U.S. support for the cultivation and training of paramilitary death squads in Nicaragua, El Salvador, and Colombia, as well as similarly severe but less well-known situations in other countries such as Uruguay, Venezuela, Argentina, Peru, Bolivia, Honduras, and Guatemala. Masters of War offers, from an informed perspective, perhaps for the first time, a distanced, objective analysis of recent Latin American history. Clara Nieto’s depth of knowledge and understanding is an invaluable resource at a time when the media is seen as unapologetically aligned with the interests of major corporations and policymakers, and the American public has reached a new height of apprehension regarding the intentions behind and consequences of its government’s policies.
Latin America and U.S. Agression From the Cuban Revolution Through the Clinton Years
Author: Clara Nieto
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
Betrayed and left for dead high in the Alps, Nick Stone is in trouble. The blood on his hands tells of a head wound he can't see and his foggy memory confirms it. He knows only one thing for certain - someone, somewhere wants to kill him. And they think they've succeeded. Stone wants revenge, but the only person who can help him is a seven year old boy. Not much protection in the pursuit of a gang of faceless men who trade in human misery. But this run-of-the-mill close protection task is about to become Stone's most personal mission yet. Payback is top of Stone's agenda. The fuse has been ignited - but who really holds the detonator?
Author: Andy McNab
Publisher: Random House
Category: Intelligence officers
From the author of the bestselling Danny Black series and the hit TV show Strikeback. Despatches from the secret world behind the headlines. Former SAS legend Chris Ryan brings you his seventeenth novel, filled with his trademark action, thrills and inside knowledge. Osama Bin Laden is dead. The President of the United States knows it. The world knows it. And SAS hero Joe Mansfield knows it. He was on the ground in Pakistan when it happened. He saw Seal Team 6 go in, and he saw them extract with their grisly cargo. He was in the right place at the right time. Or maybe, the wrong place at the wrong time. Because now, somebody wants Joe dead, and they're willing to do anything to make it happen. His world is violently dismantled. His family is targeted, his reputation destroyed. And as a mysterious and ruthless enemy plans a devastating terror attack on both sides of the Atlantic, Joe knows this: his only chance of survival is to find out what happened in Bin Laden's compound the night the Americans went in. But an unseen, menacing power has footprints it needs to cover. And it will stop at nothing to prevent him uncovering the sinister truth...
The First Casualty of War is the Truth, the Second is Your Soul
Author: Chris Ryan
When you're caught between two evils, only the most decisive will survive. The thirteenth book in action supremo Stephen Leather's Spider Shepherd series is his most pulse-pounding yet . . . A violent South London gang will be destroyed if Dan 'Spider' Shepherd can gather enough evidence against them while posing as a ruthless hitman. What he doesn't know is that his work as an undercover agent for MI5 is about to intersect with the biggest terrorist operation ever carried out on British soil. Only weeks before Shepherd witnessed a highly skilled IS sniper escape from a targeted missile strike in Syria. But never in his wildest dreams did he expect to next come across the shooter in a grimy East London flat. Spider's going to have to proceed with extreme caution if he is to prevent the death of hundreds of people, but at the same time, when the crucial moment comes he will have to act decisively. The clock is ticking and only he stands between us and Armageddon.... 'Let Spider draw you into his web, you won't regret it' Sun
The 13th Spider Shepherd Thriller
Author: Stephen Leather
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
All bikes are beautiful, but some are downright sexyBike Porn brings together some of the most seductive and tantalizing bikes ever to be photographed, from the slickest single-speeds to the most teched-out racing machines and beyond, captured in all their finely crafted glory. Featuring luscious color photographs of rare and hard-to-find bikes from around the world, this book will appeal to bike lovers of all kinds, regardless of their preferred riding style.
Author: Chris Naylor
Publisher: Summersdale Publishers LTD
Category: Sports & Recreation
At the world’s most exclusive law school, there’s a secret society rumored to catapult its members to fame and fortune. Everyone is dying to get in . . . Jeremy Davis is the rising star of his first-year class. He’s got a plum job with the best professor on campus. He’s caught the eye of a dazzling Rhodes scholar named Daphne. But something dark is stirring behind the ivy. When a mysterious club promises success beyond his wildest dreams, Jeremy uncovers a macabre secret older than the university itself. In a race against time, Jeremy must stop an ancient ritual that will sacrifice the lives of those he loves most and blur the lines between good and evil. In this extraordinary debut thriller, Danny Tobey offers a fascinating glimpse into the rarefied world of an elite New England school and the unthinkable dangers that lie within its gates. He deftly weaves a tale of primeval secrets and betrayal into an ingenious brain teaser that will keep readers up late into the night. Packed with enigmatic professors, secret codes, hidden tunnels, and sinister villains, The Faculty Club establishes Danny Tobey as this season’s most thrilling new author.
Author: Danny Tobey
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE SUNDAY TIMES NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER THE CALLER. Detective Robert Hunter of the LAPD's Homicide Special Section receives an anonymous call asking him to go to a specific web address - a private broadcast. Hunter logs on and a horrific show devised for his eyes only immediately begins. The LAPD, together with the FBI, use everything at their disposal to electronically trace the transmission down, but this killer is no amateur, and he has covered his tracks from start to finish. And before Hunter and his partner Garcia are even able to get their investigation going, Hunter receives a new phone call. A new website address. A new victim. But this time the killer has upgraded his game so that anyone can take part ... Praise for Chris Carter: 'A touch of Patricia Cornwell about Chris Carter's plotting' Mail on Sunday 'Gripping . . . not for the squeamish' Heat 'A page-turner' Express 'You will not be able to stop until you have finished'***** Crimesquad
A brilliant serial killer thriller, featuring the unstoppable Robert Hunter
Author: Chris Carter
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Your source for cinebriation - this compilation combines more than 60 reviews from Alcohollywood's written film review columns Fresh Pour and Rare & Vintage from 2013 into a single volume. - Since 2011, Jared and Clint of the Alcohollywood podcast made new drinking games for movies each week - new or old, good or bad, they toasted to it all. In 2013, they added two new columns to supplement their award-nominated podcast, adding even more acerbic wit and in-depth analysis to the world of online film criticism. Every witticism and criticism is included in this single-volume compendium of more than 60 reviews form 2013's output of Alcohollywood's two written columns - Fresh Pour, Clint's weekly review of two new releases, and Rare & Vintage, Jared's archaeological foray into lost forgotten filmic gems. If you're searching for your perfect source for cinebriation, look no further.
Author: Jared Latore,Clint Worthington
The British Army's SAS--the Special Air Service--is recognized as one of the world's premier special operations units. During the Gulf War, deep behind Iraqi lines, an SAS team was compromised. A fierce firefight ensued, and the eight men were forced to run for their lives. Only one, Chris Ryan, escaped capture--by walking nearly 180 miles through the desert for a week. The One That Got Away is his breathtaking story of extraordinary courage under fire, of narrow escapes, of highly trained soldiers struggling against the most adverse of conditions, and, above all, of one man's courageous refusal to lie down and die.
Author: Chris Ryan
Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.