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Acts of War

Acts of War ebook ISBN: 0810127326
Publisher: Northwestern University Press
Author: Karen Malpede,Michael Messina,Bob Shuman
Number of Pages: 366 
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As Karen Malpede points out in her introduction to Acts of War, drama "arose as a complement to, perhaps also as an antidote to, war." Like the great ancient Greek playwrights Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides, the playwrights in this volume see the theater as an art form uniquely capable of addressing the effects of warfare. From the violence on the battlefield and in the cells of Guantanamo to the toll exacted on veterans, victims, and civil society, these seven plays explore the costs of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Writting with poetic passion, humor, and erotic charge, American and British playwrights bear witness to the realities of these wars for combatants and civilizing-alike and ask what it means to be a citizen in a democracy at war. With an introduction that sets the plays in the broader context or the theater's toots and recent history and a galvanizing foreworth from Pulitzer Prizeûwinning author Chris Hedges, Acts of War is a remarkable testament to the social conscience and moral importance of contemporary theater.

Acts of War

Acts of War ebook ISBN: 9780425156018
Publisher: Penguin
Author: Tom Clancy,Steve R. Pieczenik
Number of Pages: 492 
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When Syrian terrorists attack a dam in Turkey to threaten the water supply and force all-out war in the Middle East, the new online Regional Op-Center in Greece learns of the plan and launches a counterstrike. Original.

Acts Of War

Acts Of War ebook ISBN: 0029148510
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Author: Richard Holmes
Number of Pages: 464 
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Act of War

Act of War ebook ISBN: 1476717141
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Author: Brad Thor
Number of Pages: 368 
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#1 New York Times bestselling author Brad Thor delivers his most frightening and pulse-pounding thriller ever! After a CIA agent mysteriously dies overseas, his top asset surfaces with a startling and terrifying claim. There’s just one problem—no one knows if she can be trusted. But when six exchange students go missing, two airplane passengers trade places, and one political-asylum seeker is arrested, a deadly chain of events is set in motion. With the United States facing an imminent and devastating attack, America’s new president must turn to covert counterterrorism operative Scot Harvath to help carry out two of the most dangerous operations in the country’s history. Code-named "Gold Dust" and "Blackbird," they are shrouded in absolute secrecy as either of them, if discovered, will constitute an act of war.

L'art de la guerre

L'art de la guerre ebook ISBN: 3750285594
Publisher: epubli
Author: Sun Tzu
Number of Pages: N.A 
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L’art de la guerre de Sun Tzu s’articule autour de 13 chapitres consacrés à l’analyse rationnelle des différentes dimensions de la guerre et qui dégagent les principes de la poursuite intelligente d’une guerre victorieuse : fondée sur une stratégie indirecte, toute d’économie, de ruse, de connaissance de l’adversaire, d’action psychologique, destinée à ne laisser au choc que le rôle de coup de grâce asséné à un ennemi désemparé. La conception implicite de la guerre, telle qu’envisagée par Sun Tzu, s’inscrit dans un monde où celle–ci se pratique au sein d’une même société, la Chine impériale, avec des buts limités et dans le cadre de règles généralement acceptées, avant les invasions barbares qui détermineront la stratégie défensive de la Chine derrière sa Grande muraille. L’Art de la guerre a exercé une influence considérable sur les traditions militaires chinoises et japonaises, et il est toujours enseigné en Chine, à Taïwan et dans l’ensemble des écoles militaires du monde sinisé ; il constitue le fondement de la pensée stratégique contemporaine en Asie.

To Chain the Dog of War

To Chain the Dog of War ebook ISBN: 9780252060687
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Author: Francis Dunham Wormuth,Edwin Brown Firmage
Number of Pages: 361 
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"An important book . . . that I wish every member of Congress and would-be president would carefully study." -- George McGovern "A timely and valuable study that makes a useful contribution to preserving the Constitution and our hopes for survival." -- Journal of American History "To Chain the Dog of War does an excellent job of putting together some very complex material, and it comes out at a most propitious time." -- Arthur S. Miller, Professor of Law, George Washington University "A most thorough study. . . . it would be useful is this book could be prescribed to our decision-makers as required reading." -- Louis B. Sohn, University of Georgia, School of Law

The Constitution of the Criminal Law

The Constitution of the Criminal Law ebook ISBN: 0191655287
Publisher: OUP Oxford
Author: R. A. Duff,Lindsay Farmer,S. E. Marshall,Massimo Renzo,Victor Tadros
Number of Pages: 250 
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The third book in the Criminalization series examines the constitutionalization of criminal law. It considers how the criminal law is constituted through the political processes of the state; how the agents of the criminal law can be answerable to it themselves; and finally, how the criminal law can be constituted as part of the international order. Addressing the ways in which and the grounds on which types of conduct can be justifiably criminalized, the first four chapters of this volume focus on the questions that arise from a consideration of the political constitution of the criminal law. The contributors then turn their attention to the role of the state, its institutions and officials, and their role not only as creators, enactors, interpreters, and enforcers of the criminal law, but also as subjects of it. How can the agents of the criminal law also be answerable to it? Finally discussion turns to how the criminal law can be constituted as part of an international order. Examining the relationships between domestic laws of different nation-states, and between domestic criminal law and international or transnational law, the chapters also look at the authority and jurisdiction of international criminal law itself, and its relationship to other dimensions of the international order. A vital examination of one of the most important topics in modern criminal legal theory, this volume raises new questions central to the study of the criminal law and offers new suggestions for addressing them.

Franklin D. Roosevelt's Four Freedoms Speech (eBook)

Franklin D. Roosevelt's Four Freedoms Speech (eBook) ebook ISBN: 0787784958
Publisher: Lorenz Educational Press
Author: Julia Hargrove
Number of Pages: 32 
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An up-close and personal view of one of the most powerful leaders of the twentieth century. Study the Great Depression, explore the causes of WWII and the rise of fascism and examine the impact Roosevelt's famous speech had on saving democracy around the world. Includes activities, charts, maps and time lines.

The Civil War Confiscation Acts

The Civil War Confiscation Acts ebook ISBN: 9780823224890
Publisher: Fordham Univ Press
Author: John Syrett
Number of Pages: 282 
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Syrett examines the role of the 1861-1862 First and Second Confiscation Acts, which authorized the Union federal government to seize Confederate properties, land, and assets. President Abraham Lincoln and his Attorney General, Edward Bates, eventually objected to the acts because they failed to restructure property holdings as much as emphasize Northern dominance. They also freed Southern blacks working for the Confederacy, causing great consternation. Even though the Emancipation Proclamation and the Thirteenth Amendment later made the acts moot, Syrett notes that they had lasting effects on racial and class relations during the Reconstruction and beyond.

War

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Author: Charles Goldzier
Number of Pages: 84 
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Entre les actes

Entre les actes ebook ISBN: 2824904232
Publisher: République des Lettres
Author: Virginia Woolf
Number of Pages: 192 
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Texte intégral révisé suivi d'une biographie de Virginia Woolf. Poème du silence, de l'unité perdue, "Entre les actes" illustre avec un art sans défaut la conquête de Virginia Woolf, sa connaissance intuitive de l'être, de son caractère irrémédiablement isolé et fragmentaire, son perpétuel mouvement intérieur, son déchirement, sa double vie, le silence enfin qui recouvre toute explication. Dans l'ordre même de Marcel Proust, de James Joyce, de Henri Bergson, Virginia Woolf a vécu et créé "entre les actes", entre les apparences, la citadelle légère et indestructible de la plus secrète réalité intérieure.

The Just War Revisited

The Just War Revisited ebook ISBN: 9780521538992
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Author: Oliver O'Donovan
Number of Pages: 139 
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Leading political theologian Oliver O'Donovan takes a fresh look at some traditional moral arguments about war. Christians differ widely on this issue. The book re-examines questions of contemporary urgency, including the use of biological and nuclear weapons, military intervention, economic sanctions, and the role of the UN. It opens with a challenging dedication to the new Archbishop of Canterbury and proceeds to shed light on vital topics with which that Archbishop and others will be very directly engaged. It should be read by anyone concerned with the ethics of warfare.

Virginia Woolf and the Real World

Virginia Woolf and the Real World ebook ISBN: 9780520061842
Publisher: Univ of California Press
Author: Alex Zwerdling
Number of Pages: 374 
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Discusses the influence of historical events, politics, and social movements on Woolf's fiction, describes her ideology, and examines her major works

The Messengers

The Messengers ebook ISBN: 1897312660
Publisher: Spire Publishing
Author: Raymond Hansen
Number of Pages: 740 
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During my many searches for knowledge and information, I have not discovered anything anywhere to contradict my findings in respect to the fact that ignorance, and all of its sources, are the main culprits for the propagation of ignorance, without which, the world would be a far better place. Imagine having at your disposal, the ability to correct many of the wrongs within society. This actually is the case if you are capable of recognising such facts. I regret deeply the fact that it is necessary to omit many pieces of information.

Principles of International Law

Principles of International Law ebook ISBN: 1584773251
Publisher: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.
Author: Hans Kelsen
Number of Pages: 461 
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Kelsen, Hans. Principles of International Law. New York: Rinehart & Company, Inc. [1952]. xvii, 461 pp. Reprinted 2003 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN 1-58477-325-1. Cloth. $85. * Upon his retirement from the faculty of University of California at Berkeley in 1952, noted legal philosopher and political scientist Hans Kelsen [1881-1973] produced arguably this his most important work, "... a systematic study of the most important aspects of international law, including international delicts and sanctions, reprisals, the spheres of validity and the essential function of international law, creation and application of international law and national law." Nicoletta Bersier Ladavac, "Hans Kelsen (1881 - 1973) Biographical Note and Bibliography," European Journal of International Law Vol. 9 (1998) No. 2.

The Gulf War 1990-91 in International and English Law

The Gulf War 1990-91 in International and English Law ebook ISBN: 1134904509
Publisher: Routledge
Author: Peter Rowe
Number of Pages: 480 
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There is no doubt that international law was of major importance during the Gulf conflict of 1990-91. Military and other actions were repeatedly justified through reference to international law, and disputes about interpretation were frequent. This book provides a definitive legal analysis of the conflict, with reference both to international and to English law. Some have been tempted to argue that international law is an ineffective means of controlling the activities of a state and its armed forces from the fact that there were no war crimes trials of the leaders of Iraq, or of any other state. International law does, however, provide a set of norms either (a) agreed to by individual states through the ratification of, or accession to, a treaty, or (b) which apply to all states by the operation of customary international law and other secondary sources. This book determines these norms in order to judge the manner in which individual states recognized the binding nature of them in the conduct of their operations. The contributors include lawyers from each of the three British armed services.