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Kennedy and the Middle East:The Cold War, Israel and Saudi Arabia Antonio Perra

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Stand: 18.07.2019
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The Crisis of Islam: Holy War and Unholy Terror...
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Bernard Lewis examines the historical roots of the frustrations and resentments that dominate the Islamic world today and that are increasingly being expressed in acts of terrorism. He looks at the theological origins of political Islam and tells us what the Islamic doctrine of jihad has meant at different times in history. And he takes us, as only he can, through the rise of militant Islam in Iran, Egypt, and Saudi Arabia, examining the impact of radical Wahabi proselytizing and Saudi oil money on the rest of the Islamic world. Crisis of Islam ranges widely through 13 centuries of history, but in particular it charts the key events of the 20th century leading up to the bitter and violent confrontations of today. The Second World War, the creation of the state of Israel, the Cold War, the Iranian Revolution, the Soviet defeat in Afghanistan, the Gulf War, and the September 11th attacks on the United States have all shaped Muslim perceptions in important ways. While hostility toward the West has a long and varied history in the lands of Islam, its current concentration on America is new. So too is the cult of the suicide bomber. Bernard Lewis helps us understand the reasons for the increasingly dogmatic rejection of modernity by many in the Muslim world in favor of a return to a sacred past. Based on his George Polk Award-winning article for The New Yorker, The Crisis of Islam is essential reading for anyone who wants to know what Osama bin Ladin represents and why his murderous message resonates so widely in the Islamic world. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bernard Lewis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/000268/bk_rand_000268_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Stand: 26.06.2019
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1948: Harry Truman´s Improbable Victory and the...
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The wild, combative inside story of the most stunning upset in the history of presidential elections: Harry Truman´s 1948 victory over Tom Dewey.´´Outstanding....by far the best yet about the fateful [1948] election.´´ -Minneapolis Star-Tribune´´Coherent, compelling.... A skillful, authoritative investigation.´´ -Kirkus ReviewsAward-winning historian David Pietrusza unpacks the most ingloriously iconic headline in the history of presidential elections - DEWEY DEFEATS TRUMAN - to reveal the 1948 campaign´s backstage events and recount the down-to-the-wire brawl fought against the background of an erupting Cold War, the Berlin Airlift, the birth of Israel, and a post-war America facing exploding storms over civil rights and domestic communism.´´A terrific book.... a must-read.´´ -Ron Faucheux, former editor-in-chief, Campaigns & Elections magazine ´´David Pietrusza brilliantly portrays President Harry Truman´s successful efforts to stave off the challenge of New York Gov. Tom Dewey, who was making a repeat bid as the Republican nominee.´´ -David Mark, journalist, political analyst, and author of Going Dirty: The Art of Negative Campaigning´´Sweeping... compelling.´´ -Library Journal 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jeff Cummings. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/011288/bk_brll_011288_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Stand: 26.06.2019
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Defending Frenemies: Alliances, Politics, and N...
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Defending Frenemies examines the nonproliferation strategies that United States pursued toward vulnerable and often obstreperous allies in three volatile regions of the globe, the Middle East, South Asia, and East Asia, from the early 1960s to the early 1990s. Jeffrey W. Taliaferro shows that superpower competition and regional power dynamics, as filtered through US domestic politics, shaped the types of strategies US policymakers adopted toward the nuclear proliferation by Israel, Pakistan, South Korea, and Taiwan during the Cold War. The overriding goals of successive US administrations were to contain the growth of the Soviet Union´s influence in the Middle East and South Asia, as well as to enlist China as an ally of convenience against the Soviets in East Asia.

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Stand: 16.07.2019
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The Sea of Galilee Boat: Ed Rachal Foundation N...
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Winner of the Biblical Archaeology Society’s Award for best popular book published in archaeology.On a cold, cloudy day in early February 1985, Shelley Wachsmann, then resident nautical archaeologist for the Israel Department of Antiquities and Museums, drove to Kibbutz Ginosar, an agricultural settlement near the shores of the Sea of Galilee. Two brothers, avid amateur archaeologists, had found a boat buried in the lake, its outlines revealed by receding lake waters. The boat was ´´possibly ancient,´´ according to the handwritten note placed on Wachsmann´s desk a day or two before. So begins the fascinating story of The Sea of Galilee Boat, as Wachsmann narrates the intriguing discovery and painstaking excavation of the very first biblical-era boat ever found in the Sea of Galilee.The book is published by Texas A&M University Press. The audiobook will be published by University Press Audiobooks.´´An excellent model for archaeological reporting that bridges the gap between research and the lay reader.´´ (The Biblical Archaeologist)´´Wachsmann´s pleasure in his work is evident and well conveyed by his personal reflections.´´ (American Journal of Archaeology)´´A pleasure to read; it is good science, and it is just plain fun.´´ (Biblical Archaeology Review) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Charles Henderson Norman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/142596/bk_acx0_142596_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Stand: 26.06.2019
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Interventions
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A ´´candid, courageous, and unsparing memoir? (The New York Review of Books) of post-Cold War politics and global statecraft Written with eloquence and unprecedented candor, Interventions is the story of Kofi Annan´s remarkable time at the center of the world stage. After forty years of service at the United Nations, Annan?who received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2001?shares his unique experiences during the terrorist attacks of September 11; the American invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan; the war between Israel, Hizbollah, and Lebanon; the brutal conflicts of Somalia, Rwanda, and Bosnia; and the geopolitical transformations following the end of the Cold War. A personal biography of global statecraft, Interventions is as much a memoir as a guide to world order?past, present, and future.

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Stand: 16.07.2019
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Espionage and Covert Operations: A Global Histo...
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Step into the real world of the spy with this detailed and unforgettable tour of the millennia-long history and enduring legacy of espionage and covert operations. While most of us associate this top-secret subject with popular fiction and film, its true story is more fascinating, surprising, and important than you could possibly imagine. These 24 thrilling lectures survey how world powers have attempted to work in the shadows to gain secret information or subvert enemies behind the scenes. Filled with stories and insights that will change the way you think about world history´s most defining events, this course lets you peer inside a subject whose truths most people are unaware of. Professor Liulevicius introduces you to the inner workings of covert organizations, including the Oprichnina, a feared secret service established by tsar Ivan the Terrible in the 1500s in an effort to cleanse Russia of treasonous activities; the CIA, established in 1947 by President Truman to replace the Office of Secret Services to be in charge of all intelligence collection – and which had an embarrassing early history; and Mossad, Israel´s version of the CIA, which won a series of key intelligence victories during the cold war and over terror attacks and hostage crises in the second half of the 20th century. You´ll also meet famous – and infamous – spies, including Sir Francis Walsingham, Mata Hari, and Kim Philby. In this stirring series of lectures, you´ll study the psychological motives behind spies, the ethics of cyber warfare and corporate espionage, the question of whether we now live in a surveillance society, and more. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Vejas Gabriel Liulevicius. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tcco/000082/bk_tcco_000082_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Stand: 26.06.2019
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Interventions: A Life in War and Peace , Hörbuc...
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A candid memoir of global statecraft during one of the most consequential eras of recent history. Interventions is the inside story of a world at the brink. After 40 years of service in the United Nations, former Secretary-General Kofi Annan shares his unique perspective on the terrorist attacks of September 11; the American invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan; the wars among Israel, Hezbollah, and Lebanon; the humanitarian tragedies of Somalia, Rwanda, and Bosnia; and the geopolitical transformations following the Cold War. With eloquence and unprecedented candor, Annan finally reveals his unique role and unparalleled perspective on decades of global politics. The first sub-Saharan African national to hold the position of secretary-general, Annan has led an incredible life, an amazing story in its own right. Annan’s idealism and personal politics were forged in the Ghana independence movements of his adolescence, when all of Africa seemed to be waking from centuries of imperial slumber. Schooled in Minnesota, Massachusetts, and Europe, Annan ultimately joined the United Nations in Geneva as the lowest level civil servant in the still-young organization. Yet Annan rose rapidly through the ranks, and by the end of the Cold War he was prominently placed in the rapidly changing department of peacekeeping. As Annan shows the successes of the United Nations around the world, he also reveals the organization’s missed opportunities and ongoing challenges - thwarted actions in the Rwandan genocide, continuing violence between Israelis and Palestinians, the endurance of endemic poverty, and much else. Yet Annan’s great strength in this book is his ability to embed these tragedies within the context of global politics; demonstrating how, time and again, the nations of the world have retreated from the UN’s radical mandate. Ultimately, Annan shows readers a world in which solutions are always available, in which all we lack is the will a 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dominic Hoffman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/peng/001945/bk_peng_001945_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Stand: 26.06.2019
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Gone: The Harry Starke Novels, Volume 5 , Hörbu...
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Emily Johnston is gone. She´s been gone for more than a week. She´s also the daughter of Harry Starke´s one-time boss and nemesis, Chattanooga Police Chief Wesley Johnston. Harry and Chief Johnston haven´t seen eye-to-eye in a long time, but when Johnston needs help, he knows there´s only one man he can turn to. But Johnston´s jurisdiction ends at the city limits and when Emily´s body is discovered in a remote part of the county, Harry has to deal with the imperious sheriff, Israel Hands and two incompetent county detectives. So begins an investigation that will take Harry on a wild ride across Signal Mountain, a case that will include a second murder, two cold cases, sex, alternative lifestyles, and deadly danger for Harry and his friends, until...well, as always, there´s a twist in the tale. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tom Lennon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/066812/bk_acx0_066812_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Stand: 26.06.2019
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