The Crown of Thorns

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Publisher:Harper Collins

ISBN:0061915599

Total Pages:336

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“[A] fun read….Batman and Superman meet in this retro-flavored novel set amid the Cold War sensibilities of the 1950s.” —USA Today The Dark Knight meets the Man of Steel in Enemies & Allies—the thrilling story of the first-ever meeting between Batman and Superman, brilliantly imagined by New York Times bestselling author Kevin J. Anderson. One of today’s most popular writers pits the iconic superheroes against Lex Luthor and the Soviets—and each other—in a spellbinding story of destiny and duty set against the backdrop of America’s Cold War era.

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Peace Operations and Organized Crime

Author:James Cockayne,Adam Lupel

Publisher:Routledge

ISBN:1136643117

Total Pages:230

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Peace operations are increasingly on the front line in the international community’s fight against organized crime; this book explores how, in some cases, peace operations and organized crime are clear enemies, while in others, they may become tacit allies. The threat posed by organized crime to international and human security has become a matter of considerable strategic concern for national and international decision-makers, so it is somewhat surprising how little thought has been devoted to addressing the complex relationship between organized crime and peace operations. This volume addresses this gap, questioning the emerging orthodoxy that portrays organized crime as an external threat to the liberal peace championed by western and allied states and delivered through peace operations. Based upon a series of case studies it concludes that organized crime is both a potential enemy and a potential ally of peace operations, and it argues for the need to distinguish between strategies to contain organized crime and strategies to transform the political economies in which it flourishes. The editors argue for the development of intelligent, transnational, and transitional law enforcement that can make the most of organized crime as a potential ally for transforming political economies, while at the same time containing the threat it presents as an enemy to building effective and responsible states. The book will be of great interest to students of peacebuilding, peace and conflict studies, organised crime, Security Studies and IR in general.

Enemies to Allies

Author:Brian C. Etheridge

Publisher:University Press of Kentucky

ISBN:081316642X

Total Pages:382

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At the close of World War II, the United States went from being allied with the Soviet Union against Germany to alignment with the Germans against the Soviet Union -- almost overnight. While many Americans came to perceive the German people as democrats standing firm with their Western allies on the front lines of the Cold War, others were wary of a renewed Third Reich and viewed all Germans as nascent Nazis bent on world domination. These adversarial perspectives added measurably to the atmosphere of fear and distrust that defined the Cold War. In Enemies to Allies, Brian C. Etheridge examines more than one hundred years of American interpretations and representations of Germany. With a particular focus on the postwar period, he demonstrates how a wide array of actors -- including special interest groups and US and West German policymakers -- employed powerful narratives to influence public opinion and achieve their foreign policy objectives. Etheridge also analyses bestselling books, popular television shows such as Hogan's Heroes, and award-winning movies such as Schindler's List to reveal how narratives about the Third Reich and Cold War Germany were manufactured, contested, and co-opted as rival viewpoints competed for legitimacy. From the Holocaust to the Berlin Wall, Etheridge explores the contingent nature of some of the most potent moral symbols and images of the second half of the twentieth century. This groundbreaking study draws from theories of public memory and public diplomacy to demonstrate how conflicting US accounts of German history serve as a window for understanding not only American identity, but international relations and state power.

Allies and Enemies

Author:Anne Maczulak

Publisher:FT Press

ISBN:9780132119306

Total Pages:224

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Bacteria are invisible, mysterious, deadly, self-sufficient…and absolutely essential for all life, including yours. No other living things combine their elegant simplicity with their incredibly complex role: Bacteria keep us alive, supply our food, and regulate our biosphere. We can’t live a day without them, and no chemical, antibiotic, or irradiation has ever successfully eradicated them. They’re our partners, like it or not--even though some of them will happily kill us. Allies and Enemies tells the story of this amazing, intimate partnership. Authored by Anne Maczulak, a microbiologist who’s hunted and worked with an extraordinary array of bacteria, this book offers a powerful new perspective on Earth’s oldest creatures. You’ll discover how bacteria work, how they evolve, their surprising contributions and uses, the roles they’ve played in human history, and why you can't survive without them. No form of life is more important, and in Maczulak’s hands, none is more fascinating. Outlasted, outnumbered, outsmarted They’ve been here four billion years--and they even outnumber you in your own body How bacteria keep you alive… …and how to keep them from killing you “Humans Defeat Germs!” But not for long… The Invisible Universe The stunning hidden relationships between bacteria and the rest of nature

Turn Enemies Into Allies

Author:Judy Ringer

Publisher:Red Wheel/Weiser

ISBN:1632657783

Total Pages:224

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“An essential addition to the conflict resolution toolkit.” —Marshall Goldsmith, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Triggers In today’s workplace, managers, leaders, and HR professionals often believe they don’t have the time to help employees navigate conflict. More often than not, however, it takes more time not to address conflict than to constructively intervene. But before you can successfully guide others in managing disagreements, you must be able to manage yourself--your mindset, presence, and behaviors. Turn Enemies into Allies offers a way of working with clashing employees that is deliberate and systematic--one that draws on the author's expertise in conflict and communication skill-building and a decades-long practice in mind-body principles from the martial art aikido. Following the author’s step-by-step guide, you will: Acquire the skill and confidence to coach conflicting employees back to a professional, effective working relationship, while simultaneously changing their lives for the better. Restore control and peace of mind to the workplace. Increase your leadership presence.

Russo-Japanese Relations, 1905-17

Author:Peter Berton

Publisher:Routledge

ISBN:1136585680

Total Pages:204

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One surprising outcome of the Russo-Japanese War of 1904–1905 was that, although Russia was humiliatingly defeated, by 1916 Russia and Japan had become allies. This book provides a detailed analysis of how this remarkable turnaround came about. It traces the evolution of relations between the two powers through the conclusion of three public and secret agreements in 1907, 1910, and 1912, and the controversial secret alliance of 1916. The book argues that careful examination of complete records of negotiations from both sides definitively proves the case for Germany, not the United States, as the target of the secret treaty. Based on meticulous examination of documents in both Russian and Japanese foreign policy archives, it charts diplomatic developments, explores how Japanese and Russian thinking evolved, and assesses the wider international impact of the new alliance.

Work and Family--Allies or Enemies?

Author:Stewart D. Friedman,Jeffrey H. Greenhaus

Publisher:Oxford University Press

ISBN:9780198027256

Total Pages:288

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We've come a long way since the classic book The Organization Man first introduced the "ideal" 2-person career--a full-time male breadwinner and a stay-at-home wife. What typified the '50s good life is in stark contrast to contemporary reality: 63% of all married women with children under six years old are in the workforce and 40% of all workers are part of a dual-earner couple. Work and Family--Allies or Enemies? offers a fresh new lens for viewing the real struggles that business professionals face in their daily battle to find ways of "getting a life" and "having it all." Based on a pioneering study that surveyed more than 800 business professionals, this volume will help readers understand and deal with the effects of gender, professional culture, and social expectations, on the evolving roles of men and women in crafting an integrated life. A rich, inspiring, and at times disturbing look at how work and family affect the lives of men and women trying to manage the complexities of modern living, the authors argue that it is critical to learn how to manage the boundaries between work and family, to handle ambiguity, to manage multiple tasks simultaneously, and to build networks of support at work and in the community. Work and Family--Allies or Enemies? offers a prescription for success that requires that all parties--individuals, employers, and society--clarify what is important, recognize and support the whole person, and continually experiment with new ways to achieve meaningful goals.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Allies & Enemies

Author:Mike Costa,Ben Epstein,Barbara Randall Kesel,Dustin Weaver,Joshua Williamson

Publisher:IDW Publishing

ISBN:1623029694

Total Pages:N.A

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The spotlight shines on some of the Turtles' best friends and fiercest enemies! These individual stories focus on Casey Jones, April O'Neil, Bepop & Rocksteady, and General Krang in the new Turtles world of the current ongoing series.

Jews and Muslims in Seventeenth-Century Discourse

Author:Gary K. Waite

Publisher:Routledge

ISBN:1351108972

Total Pages:292

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Jews and Muslims in Seventeenth-Century Discourse explores for the first time the extent to which the unusual religious diversity and tolerance of the Dutch Republic affected how its residents regarded Jews and Muslims. Analyzing an array of vernacular publications, this book reveals how Dutch writers, especially those within the nonconformist and spiritualist camps, expressed positive attitudes toward religious diversity in general, and Jews and Muslims in particular. Through covering the Eighty Years War (1568-1648) and the post-war era, it also highlights how the Dutch search for allies against Spain led them to approach Muslim rulers. The Dutch were assisted in this by their positive relations with Jews, and were thus able to shape a more affirmative portrayal of Islam. Revealing noticeable differences in language and tone between English and Dutch publications and exploring societal attitudes and culture, Jews and Muslims in Seventeenth-Century Discourse is ideal for students of British and Dutch early-modern cultural, intellectual, and religious history.

Our Friends the Enemies

Author:Christine Haynes

Publisher:Harvard University Press

ISBN:0674989864

Total Pages:390

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The Battle of Waterloo was just the beginning of a long transition to peace. Christine Haynes offers the first comprehensive history of the post-Napoleonic occupation of France. Transforming former European enemies into allies, the mission established Paris as a cosmopolitan capital and foreshadowed postwar reconstruction in the twentieth century.

Enemies to Allies

Author:Brian C. Etheridge

Publisher:University Press of Kentucky

ISBN:081316642X

Total Pages:382

Viewed:1396

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At the close of World War II, the United States went from being allied with the Soviet Union against Germany to alignment with the Germans against the Soviet Union -- almost overnight. While many Americans came to perceive the German people as democrats standing firm with their Western allies on the front lines of the Cold War, others were wary of a renewed Third Reich and viewed all Germans as nascent Nazis bent on world domination. These adversarial perspectives added measurably to the atmosphere of fear and distrust that defined the Cold War. In Enemies to Allies, Brian C. Etheridge examines more than one hundred years of American interpretations and representations of Germany. With a particular focus on the postwar period, he demonstrates how a wide array of actors -- including special interest groups and US and West German policymakers -- employed powerful narratives to influence public opinion and achieve their foreign policy objectives. Etheridge also analyses bestselling books, popular television shows such as Hogan's Heroes, and award-winning movies such as Schindler's List to reveal how narratives about the Third Reich and Cold War Germany were manufactured, contested, and co-opted as rival viewpoints competed for legitimacy. From the Holocaust to the Berlin Wall, Etheridge explores the contingent nature of some of the most potent moral symbols and images of the second half of the twentieth century. This groundbreaking study draws from theories of public memory and public diplomacy to demonstrate how conflicting US accounts of German history serve as a window for understanding not only American identity, but international relations and state power.

Allies

Author:Alan Gratz

Publisher:Scholastic Inc.

ISBN:1338245740

Total Pages:336

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Alan Gratz, bestselling author of Refugee, weaves a stunning array of voices and stories into an epic tale of teamwork in the face of tyranny -- and how just one day can change the world.

The Field of Fight

Author:Lieutenant General (Ret.) Michael T. Flynn,Michael Ledeen

Publisher:St. Martin\'s Press

ISBN:1250106230

Total Pages:256

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The Instant New York Times Bestseller. A war is being waged against us by radical Islamists, and, as current events demonstrate, they are only getting stronger. Al-Qaeda has morphed into a much more dangerous, menacing threat: ISIS. Lt. General Michael T. Flynn is blunt and urgent. This book aims to inform the American people of the grave danger we face in the war on terror?and will continue to face?until our government takes decisive action against the terrorists that want nothing more than to destroy us and our way of life. Flynn spent more than thirty three years in Army intelligence, and as Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency worked closely with Generals Stanley McChrystal and David Petraeus, Admiral Mike Mullen, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, and other policy, defense, intelligence, and war-fighting leaders. From coordinating on-the-ground operations in Iraq, Afghanistan, and elsewhere, to building reliable intelligence networks, to preparing strategic plans for fighting terrorism, Flynn has been a firsthand witness to government screw-ups, smokescreens, and censored information that our leaders don’t want us to know. The Field of Fight succinctly lays out why we have failed to stop terrorist groups from growing, and what we must do to stop them. The core message is that if you understand your enemies, it’s a lot easier to defeat them?but because our government has concealed the actions of terrorists like Osama bin Laden and groups like ISIS and al Qaeda, and the role of Iran in the rise of radical Islam, we don’t fully understand the enormity of the threat they pose against us. A call to action that is sensible, informed, and original, The Field of Fight asserts that we must find a way to not only fight better, but to win.

AFA10 Friends, Allies and Enemies

Author:Jonathan Pearlman

Publisher:Black Inc.

ISBN:1743821557

Total Pages:144

Viewed:1769

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“These are anxious times. Not since early 1942 have Australians felt so in need of allies, yet been so unsure of their major ally ... Canberra is eagerly, even desperately, looking for new protectors.” HUGH WHITE The tenth issue of Australian Foreign Affairs examines the alliances, blocs and rivalries emerging across the Asia-Pacific as nations adjust to the changing balance of power. Friends, Allies and Enemies considers Australia’s diplomatic options as loyalties shift in an increasingly turbulent region. Hugh White argues that Australia’s plan for countering Chinese ambitions – building new alliances in Asia – is destined to fail. Rory Medcalf considers the potential of multilateral forums such as the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue. Karen Middleton examines how foreign aid and diplomacy can strengthen ties with our neighbours. Patrick Lawrence calls on Australia to bid farewell to US influence in the Asia-Pacific and embrace an Asian-led regional order. Allan Behm proposes a bold new Pacific aid donors’ conference led by Australia. Primrose Riordan details the rapacious effects of China’s new security law in Hong Kong. Timothy J. Lynch examines the challenges ahead for the United States. Renée Fry-McKibbin surveys capitalism’s failure in the midst of COVID-19. Sophie Chao reports on the West Papuan struggle for independence. PLUS Correspondence on AFA9: Spy vs Spy from John Hewson, Jenny McAllister, Lesley Seebeck and more.

Enemies and Allies

Author:Joel Z. Wagman

Publisher:Xlibris Corporation

ISBN:1664146237

Total Pages:392

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This Tenth Anniversary Edition of Mr. Wagman's" Enemies and Allies", comprises his fifth work in ten years , and, is a review and analysis of the past decade, which demonstrates that the more things change : The more they stay the same."

Natural Allies

Author:Soo Hong

Publisher:Harvard Education Press

ISBN:168253426X

Total Pages:232

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In Natural Allies, Soo Hong offers a paradigm shift in how we think about family engagement with schools. Hong challenges the conventional depiction of parents and teachers as “natural enemies,” and shows how, through teachers’ initiative and commitment, they can become natural allies instead. Based on a three-year ethnographic study, the book features the experiences and motivations of five urban school teachers who have successfully created meaningful, productive relationships and partnerships with students’ families. In Natural Allies, the teachers’ personal narratives are juxtaposed with rich descriptions of their interactions with families and children. The book explores how the dimensions of race, class, culture, and family history shape the interactions between teachers and families, particularly in schools where teacher-parent dynamics may be fraught with distrust or misunderstanding. The book demonstrates how commitment to families and community can become a central part of educators’ development as professionals. In addition, the research provides new insight and seeks to merge the study of family engagement with the field of culturally relevant and sustaining pedagogies. Offered with optimism and urgency, Natural Allies addresses an area in which many educators feel ill equipped and unprepared. Readers will emerge from a reading of the book with new ideas on family engagement that are grounded in an analysis of the deep contours of the parent-teacher relationship.

Allies and Enemies: Empire

Author:Amy J. Murphy

Publisher:Amy J. Murphy

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Total Pages:236

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This is her chance at revenge. Something as trivial as overthrowing a government won’t stop her. Sela Tyron’s discovery of a secret Ironvale Guild weapon project masterminded by the power-hungry Chancellor Okane has exposed harsh truths: The Poisoncry acolyte, Fisk, is still alive and her partner, Jon Veradin, is the reason why. Where Sela sees an opportunity for revenge, Jon has different plans. Tapped as the successor to the Ironvale Guild Master, he needs Sela’s help to thwart Okane from assuming control. If they don’t stop Okane, the Reaches will suffer. But can Sela forgive Jon and set aside her quest for revenge? Meanwhile, the sentient Resurrection ship, Vo, has transformed the paradise of Narasmina into a hellish landscape. Desperate to rescue her daughter, Erelah Veradin and the officious Ironvale diplomat, Saito Koide, struggle to cross a ruined city filled with strange biomechanoid creations. Just as things seem their darkest, old allies, Rachel Northway and Maeve arrive to lend a hand. Together, will they be enough to defeat Vo and rescue Erelah’s family? Allies and Enemies: Empire, the fifth book in the series, picks up right after the events of Allies and Enemies: Legacy in this space opera adventure with a heavy military sci-fi influence.

Allies and Enemies: Legacy

Author:Amy J. Murphy

Publisher:Amy J. Murphy

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Total Pages:348

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Forgive? Forget? Never. Six years have passed since the Guilds War ravaged the Reaches. Life has moved on for everyone except for Sela Tyron. Driven by revenge, as a bounty hunter she seeks to eradicate all traces of the bloodthirsty Poisoncry Guild that once held her prisoner. When she's drawn into a deadly conspiracy against a former ally, Sela faces a choice: Complete her quest for vengeance. Or thwart a brutal tyrant determined to conquer all. Former engineer of the mighty space fleets of Ironvale, Erelah Veradin only wants to raise her gifted daughter in safety. When a mysterious alien invader threatens her home, it's up to Erelah and a barely-tolerable man from her past to rescue her family. Allies and Enemies: Legacy is the fourth book in this best-selling space opera, science fiction adventure series named a Dragon Award Finalist for Best Military Science Fiction or Fantasy Novel 2016 and 2017.

AFA10 Friends, Allies and Enemies

Author:Jonathan Pearlman

Publisher:Black Inc.

ISBN:1743821557

Total Pages:144

Viewed:1817

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“These are anxious times. Not since early 1942 have Australians felt so in need of allies, yet been so unsure of their major ally ... Canberra is eagerly, even desperately, looking for new protectors.” HUGH WHITE The tenth issue of Australian Foreign Affairs examines the alliances, blocs and rivalries emerging across the Asia-Pacific as nations adjust to the changing balance of power. Friends, Allies and Enemies considers Australia’s diplomatic options as loyalties shift in an increasingly turbulent region. Hugh White argues that Australia’s plan for countering Chinese ambitions – building new alliances in Asia – is destined to fail. Rory Medcalf considers the potential of multilateral forums such as the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue. Karen Middleton examines how foreign aid and diplomacy can strengthen ties with our neighbours. Patrick Lawrence calls on Australia to bid farewell to US influence in the Asia-Pacific and embrace an Asian-led regional order. Allan Behm proposes a bold new Pacific aid donors’ conference led by Australia. Primrose Riordan details the rapacious effects of China’s new security law in Hong Kong. Timothy J. Lynch examines the challenges ahead for the United States. Renée Fry-McKibbin surveys capitalism’s failure in the midst of COVID-19. Sophie Chao reports on the West Papuan struggle for independence. PLUS Correspondence on AFA9: Spy vs Spy from John Hewson, Jenny McAllister, Lesley Seebeck and more.