The violent coup that toppled Chilean president Salvador Allende in 1973serves as the backdrop for this dramatic story about the experiences ofa rookie CIA offi cer. Having just graduated from Yale, his ability to speakSpanish lands him in the capital of Chile just weeks before the revolution.His adventures there lead him to wrestle with ethical questions involvingAmerica's clandestine role in the destabilization of the Chilean government.When a kindly fl ower merchant and his wife are captured by military forcesduring the attack on the presidential palace, the young offi cer must make adiffi cult and dangerous decision that could change their lives forever.
Author: Jack Sobel
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Saudi Arabia: land of oil, terrorism, Islamic fundamentalism, and a crucial American ally. As the only Western journalist to have extensively worked in the Saudi Kingdom, John R. Bradley is uniquely able to expose the turmoil that is shaking the House of Saud to its foundations. From the heart of the secretive Islamic kingdom's urban centers to its most remote mountainous terrain, from the homes of royalty to the slums of its poorest inhabitants, he provides intimate details and reveals underlying regional, religious, and tribal rivalries. Bradley highlights tensions generated by social change, focuses on the educational system, the increasing restlessness of Saudi youth faced with limited opportunities for cultural and political expression, and the predicament of Saudi women seeking opportunities but facing constraints. What are the implications for the Sauds and the West? This book offers a startling look at the present predicament and a troubling view of the future.
Inside a Kingdom in Crisis
Author: John R. Bradley
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Category: Political Science
In the 1930s Dr Edward Bach found that restoring emotional balance to his patients drove out ill-health and unhappiness. Bach Flower Remedies for Men shows how his 38 flower-and-plant-based remedies apply to the particular emotional problems of men, and how a system that heals the whole person can win freedom from the pressure to conform and perform. Topics covered include bullying, falling in love, sexuality, job-hunting, redundancy and fatherhood, and specific problems from acne and hair loss to heart disease and prostate trouble are described in a practical, non-technical way. Bach Flower Remedies for Men is written with men in mind. But it will prove invaluable to therapists, healers, lovers, wives, sisters, daughters and mothers - anyone, in fact, who has a man's welfare at heart.
Author: Stefan Ball
Publisher: Random House
Category: Health & Fitness
Since the 1990s there has been a dramatic increase in cultural flows and connections between the countries in the East Asian region. Nowhere is this more apparent than when looking at popular culture where uneven but multilateral exchanges of Japanese, Korean, Taiwanese, Hong Kong and Chinese products have led to the construction of an ‘East Asian Popular Culture’. This is both influenced by, and in turn influences, the national cultures, and generates transnational co-production and reinvention. As East Asian popular culture becomes a global force, it is increasingly important for us to understand the characteristics of contemporary East Asian popular culture, and in particular its transnational nature. In this handbook, the contributors theorize East Asian experiences and reconsider Western theories on cultural globalization to provide a cutting-edge overview of this global phenomenon. The Routledge Handbook of East Asian Popular Culture will be of great interest to students and scholars of a wide range of disciplines, including: Cultural Studies, Media Studies, Communication Studies, Anthropology, Sociology and Asian Studies in general.
Author: Koichi Iwabuchi,Eva Tsai,Chris Berry
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Category: Social Science
THE TULIP is not a gardening book. It is the story of a flower that has made men mad. Greed, desire, anguish and devotion have all played their part in the development of the tulip into the world-wide phenomenon it is today. No other flower has ever carried so much cultural baggage; it charts political upheavals, illuminates social behaviour, mirrors economic booms and busts, plots the ebb and flow of religious persecution. Pavord tells how the tulip arrived from Turkey and took the whole of Western Europe by storm. Sumptuously illustrated from a wide range of sources, this beautifully produced and irresistible volume will become a bible, a unique source book, a universal gift book and a joy to all who possess it.
Author: Anna Pavord
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
A Book of Ethnical Scriptures
Author: Moncure Daniel Conway
Category: Oriental literature
Through his two protagonists, Bai Hua addresses themes of the repression and freedom of sexuality, the brutality of modernity, and the fluidity of gender roles as the novel moves hypnotically and inevitably toward a collision between two worlds.
Author: Hua Bai
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
The conflict between scientific observation and poetry, reflections on abolition, transcendental philosophy, other concerns are explored in this superb general selection from Thoreau's voluminous Journal.
Author: Odell Shepard
Publisher: Courier Corporation
In the wake of the 9/11 attacks, the United States declared war on terrorism. More than ten years later, the results are decidedly mixed. Here world-renowned author, diplomat, and scholar Akbar Ahmed reveals an important yet largely ignored result of this war: in many nations it has exacerbated the already broken relationship between central governments and the largely rural Muslim tribal societies on the peripheries of both Muslim and non-Muslim nations. The center and the periphery are engaged in a mutually destructive civil war across the globe, a conflict that has been intensified by the war on terror. Conflicts between governments and tribal societies predate the war on terror in many regions, from South Asia to the Middle East to North Africa, pitting those in the centers of power against those who live in the outlying provinces. Akbar Ahmed's unique study demonstrates that this conflict between the center and the periphery has entered a new and dangerous stage with U.S. involvement after 9/11 and the deployment of drones, in the hunt for al Qaeda, threatening the very existence of many tribal societies. American firepower and its vast anti-terror network have turned the war on terror into a global war on tribal Islam. And too often the victims are innocent children at school, women in their homes, workers simply trying to earn a living, and worshipers in their mosques. Battered by military attacks or drone strikes one day and suicide bombers the next, the tribes bemoan, "Every day is like 9/11 for us." In The Thistle and the Drone, the third volume in Ahmed's groundbreaking trilogy examining relations between America and the Muslim world, the author draws on forty case studies representing the global span of Islam to demonstrate how the U.S. has become involved directly or indirectly in each of these societies. The study provides the social and historical context necessary to understand how both central governments and tribal societies have become embroiled in America's war. Beginning with Waziristan and expanding to societies in Central Asia, the Middle East, North Africa, and elsewhere, Ahmed offers a fresh approach to the conflicts studied and presents an unprecedented paradigm for understanding and winning the war on terror. The Thistle and the Drone was the 2013 Foreword Reviews Gold winner for Political Science.
How America's War on Terror Became a Global War on Tribal Islam
Author: Akbar Ahmed
Publisher: Brookings Institution Press
Category: Political Science
Kelsey Stewart had grown weary waiting for her new young husband Michael to grow up through a troublesome early marriage, and through his armed service in an unpopular war in Iraq, but still, she had waited. But now, upon his return home, her once wounded, and now confused husband decides to take off to California to clear his head, leaving his small town farm wife, his farm and their lovely twin daughters behind. After a while of not hearing from him, Kelsey, resolutely sets out after him to bring him back home, when simultaneously life-altering adventures develop for them both. You may visit the authors website at fredephraim.com and contact him via email at [email protected]
Author: Fred Ephraim
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Author: Isaac Bickerstaff (pseud. van R. Steele)
Author: Benjamin Orange Flower
Category: Twentieth Century Magazine