The Crisis of Islam: Holy War and Unholy Terror

By Bernard Lewis

In his first ebook on account that What Went flawed? Bernard Lewis examines the ancient roots of the resentments that dominate the Islamic international at the present time and which are more and more being expressed in acts of terrorism. He seems on the theological origins of political Islam and takes us in the course of the upward push of militant Islam in Iran, Egypt, and Saudi Arabia, analyzing the influence of radical Wahhabi proselytizing, and Saudi oil cash, at the remainder of the Islamic global.

The difficulty of Islam levels largely via 13 centuries of historical past, yet particularly it charts the main occasions of the 20th century best as much as the violent confrontations of this day: the production of the kingdom of Israel, the chilly battle, the Iranian Revolution, the Soviet defeat in Afghanistan, the Gulf warfare, and the September eleventh assaults at the United States.

While hostility towards the West has a protracted and sundry background within the lands of Islam, its present focus on the US is new. So too is the cult of the suicide bomber. Brilliantly disentangling the crosscurrents of center japanese heritage from the rhetoric of its manipulators, Bernard Lewis is helping us comprehend the explanations for the more and more dogmatic rejection of modernity by way of many within the Muslim global in desire of a go back to a sacred earlier. in response to his George Polk Award–winning article for The New Yorker, The main issue of Islam is crucial examining for someone who desires to understand what Usama bin Ladin represents and why his murderous message resonates so commonly within the Islamic global.

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Politika (Tom Clancy's Power Plays, Book 1)

By Jerome Preisler, Tom Clancy

It is 1999. The unexpected demise of Russia's president has thrown the Russian Federation into chaos. Devastating crop mess ups have left thousands within the grip of famine, and an rebellion turns out inevitable.

considered one of Russia's provisional leaders asks the yankee president for support. however the complete international is looking at while a dangerous terrorist assault stuns the U.S. and facts issues to the Russian executive.

Amidst the turmoil in Russia, American businessman Roger Gordian reveals his multinational company and its staff in jeopardy. made up our minds to discover these accountable for the assault, he calls upon his concern keep an eye on staff to interven. yet Gordian does not discover how a ways the terrorists will move and what sort of he has to lose...

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Blood on Our Hands: The American Invasion and Destruction of Iraq

By Nicolas J. S. Davies

The invasion and career of Iraq wasn't only a tragic mistake. It used to be a criminal offense.

From the making plans of aggression in 2002 via years of antagonistic army profession, the us systematically violated the United countries constitution, the Geneva Conventions and nearly each precept of foreign legislation and order.

America's crimes opposed to the folk of Iraq have been protected against public scrutiny via what senior U.S. army officials known as the "quiet, disguised, media-free technique" built in crucial the US within the Nineteen Eighties. The echo chamber of the Western company media fleshed out the Pentagon's propaganda to create a digital Iraq within the minds of the general public, feeding a political discourse that bore no relation to the genuine battle it used to be waging, the rustic it was once destroying or the lives of its inhabitants.

In an simply readable and flowing narrative, Nicolas Davies has rigorously taken aside the wall of propaganda surrounding one in all history's most important army mess ups and such a lot severe overseas crimes: non-existent WMDs; the both fictitious "centuries-old sectarian blood feud" in Iraq; and the secrecy of the soiled conflict waged via American-led demise squads. not like different writers, Davies has firmly put every one element of the conflict inside of a coherent context of unlawful aggression, adverse army profession and well known resistance, to discover the brutal fact of a struggle that has most likely killed not less than one million people.

"A transparent, clever and exact description of ways we're interested in aggression in Iraq. Congratulations!" - Benjamin B. Ferencz, former leader Prosecutor, U.S. conflict Crimes Tribunal, Nuremberg.

"If the Iraq profession lasts one other 50 years, it truly is uncertain a greater account of it will likely be produced than this one." - David Swanson, writer of break of day: Undoing the Imperial Presidency and Forming a extra excellent Union.

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Denial: A Memoir of Terror

By Jessica Stern

Denial is probably the most very important books i've got learn in a decade....Brave, life-changing, and gripping as a thriller….A journey de force.”
—Naomi Wolf

 

One of the world’s premiere specialists on terrorism and post-traumatic pressure affliction, Jessica Stern has subtitled her publication Denial, “A Memoir of Terror.” A courageous and astonishingly frank exam of her personal unsolved rape on the age of fifteen, Denial investigates how the rape and its aftermath got here to form Stern’s destiny and her paintings. the writer of the New York Times remarkable booklet Terror within the identify of God, Jessica Stern brilliantly explores the character of evil in a unprecedented quantity that Louise Richardson, writer of What Terrorists wish, calls, “Memorable, robust and deeply courageous…a riveting read.”

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Osama Bin Laden

By Michael Scheuer

Sept. 11 virtually instantly remade American politics and international coverage. The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Patriot Act, water boarding and Guantanamo are examples of its profound and far-reaching results. yet regardless of its huge impact--and a deluge of books approximately al-Qaeda and Islamist terrorism--no one has written a major evaluation of the fellow who deliberate it, Osama bin encumbered. on hand biographies depict bin weighted down as an ancient determine, the mastermind in the back of Sep 11, yet not correct to the area it created. those debts, Michael Scheuer strongly believes, have contributed to a frequent and hazardous denial of his carrying on with value and gear.

during this ebook, Scheuer offers a much-needed corrective--a hard-headed, heavily reasoned portrait of bin encumbered, exhibiting him to be a determine of exceptional management talents, strategic genius, and significant rhetorical skills. the 1st head of the CIA's bin weighted down Unit, the place he led the hassle to trace down bin weighted down, Scheuer attracts from a wealth of knowledge approximately bin encumbered and his evolution from peaceable Saudi dissident to America's such a lot sought after. laying off gentle on his improvement as a theologian, media manipulator, and paramilitary commander, Scheuer uses the entire speeches and interviews bin weighted down has given in addition to long interviews, testimony, and formerly untranslated files written via those that grew up with bin encumbered in Saudi Arabia, served as his bodyguards and drivers, and fought along him opposed to the Soviets. The bin encumbered who emerges from those debts is religious, gifted, sufferer, and ruthless; in different phrases, a really bold and implacable enemy of the West.

Acclaim for Imperial Hubris: Why the West is wasting the battle on Terrorism

"Pulls few punches...a attention-grabbing window on America's struggle with Al Qaeda."
--Michiko Kakutani, New York Times

"No critical observer of the struggle on terrorism can forget about this scathing critique."
--Peter Bergen, writer of Holy conflict, Inc.

"A strong, persuasive research of the terrorist risk and the Bush administration's failed efforts to struggle it."
--Richard A. Clarke, Washington submit booklet World

"A fire-breathing denunciation of U.S. counterterrorism policy."
--Julian Borger, The Guardian

"Presents overwhelmingly persuasive facts to buttress a bunch of vital and debatable arguments."
--Benjamin Schwarz, Atlantic Monthly

"Destined to turn into a vintage within the box of counterterrorism analysis."
--Bruce Hoffman, writer of Inside Terrorism

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Long Long War: Voices From the British Army in Northern Ireland 1969-98

By Ken Wharton

This is often the tale of the worries in Northern eire advised from the viewpoint of the British infantrymen who served there among 1969 and 1998. This was once a struggle opposed to terrorists who knew no mercy or compassion; a warfare related to sectarian hatred and violent dying. Over 1,000 British lives have been misplaced in a spot simply half-hour flying time clear of the mainland. The British military was once despatched into Northern eire on August 14, 1969 via the Wilson executive as legislations and order had damaged down and the inhabitants (mainly Catholics) and estate have been at grave chance. among then and 1998 a few 300,000 British troops served in Northern eire. this is often their tale - of their personal phrases - from first to final. There are tales from essentially the most seminal moments within the interval of the worries in Northern eire - specific bills of firefights at Crossmaglen from the commanders at the floor on the time; a tremendous tale from a British military sniper in Londonderry, 1973; an account from the 1st squaddie at the scene at Penny Lane after the 1988 funeral killings of the 2 corporals; the 1988 Ballygawley trainer blast which killed eight gentle squaddies, with a first-hand account via one of many survivors; the case of the lacking Christmas membership funds within the Ardoyne; Gerry Adams' 'birthday treat' at a motor vehicle checkpoint, debts via undeniable outfits intelligence officials at the streets of Belfast ... and lots of extra. The courageous women and men of the Ulster Defence Regiment, a lot of whom have been murdered of their houses or at their workplaces, occupy a sought after position within the book.The writer has additionally performed loads of unique examine to provide a roll of honor for all provider team of workers killed in Northern eire. a tremendous contribution to investigate, the checklist differs to its 'official' MoD counterpart to a stunning measure. It contains greater than 20 names ahead of the 1st authentic casualty, Gunner Robert Curtis (1971) and greater than 10 after the final respectable casualty, L/Bombardier Stephen Restorick (1997). Receiving a amazing volume of cooperation from Northern eire veterans desirous to inform their tale, the writer has compiled a brilliant and unforgettable checklist. Their reviews - unhappy and poignant, nervous and violent, brave within the face of adversity, even downright hilarious - make for compelling interpreting. Their voices have to be heard. "In this glorious and wide-ranging collection of first-hand money owed from the British military in Northern eire, Ken Wharton has assembled stories from males of all ranks which are continually informative, occasionally funny and sometimes deeply relocating. A becoming tribute to the British soldier in a crusade that lasted approximately 3 decades."Adrian Gilbert, writer of POW: Allied Prisoners in Europe 1939-1945 (The Sunday occasions most sensible army Books 2006) "A compelling tale, informed within the refreshingly basic prose of a soldier-scribe. this is often the story of that different struggle on terror - one fought over a number of, bloody many years, and mostly within the shadows. Lest we forget." Damien Lewis, bestselling writer of Operation definite loss of life and Bloody Heroes "Here eventually is the actual voice of the veterans of a gruelling and thankless crusade. strong, revealing and moving." Patrick Bishop, bestselling writer of three Para and Bomber Boys.

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SAS Urban Survival Handbook: How to Protect Yourself Against Terrorism, Natural Disasters, Fires, Home Invasions, and Everyday Health and Safety Hazards

John "Lofty" Wiseman is the writer of the bestselling SAS Survival Handbook, the definitive consultant to survival within the wild from Britain's certain Air carrier. Now he has compiled an entire advisor to survival within the city jungle. each year in the United States there are literally thousands of deadly injuries within the home—more than at the roads, and lots of greater than within the nice open air. fireplace, electrical energy, water, gasoline, sharp knives, poisons, chemicals—these worthy instruments can speedy develop into harmful guns while now not taken care of with right appreciate and knowing. upload to those the hazards of go back and forth, terrorism, muggings, rape, tsunamis, and earthquakes. we're consistently reminded that the realm is a deadly position. Wiseman exhibits readers tips to imagine realistically and virtually approximately those perils so as to keep away from them, whether or not they are at domestic, in the street, in class, or in transit. From self-defense innovations to domestic defense structures to dealing with ordinary failures, this ebook will train readers to acknowledge hazards, make quickly judgements, and stay expectantly within the glossy city world.

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Our Last Best Chance: The Pursuit of Peace in a Time of Peril

A newsbreaking memoir that tackles head-on the hardest problem on this planet this present day.

while a demise King Hussein surprised the realm by means of settling on his son instead of his brother, the longtime crown prince, to be the following king of Jordan, not anyone was once extra stunned than the younger head of targeted Operations, who came upon his existence used to be in for a big upheaval.

this can be the inspirational tale of a tender prince who went to boarding tuition in the United States and armed forces academy in Britain and grew up believing he will be a soldier. again domestic, he hunted down terrorists and modernized Jordan's certain Forces. Then, without notice, he discovered himself king. with his spouse, Queen Rania, he reworked what it intended to be a monarch, going undercover to flee the bubble of the court docket whereas she grew to become the Muslim world's so much passionate suggest of women's rights.

during this really candid memoir, King Abdullah tackles the one hardest factor he faces head-on- the best way to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian standoff- and divulges himself to be a useful middleman among the USA and the Arab international. He writes concerning the effect of the Iraq warfare on his local and the way top to take on Iran's nuclear goals.

Why could a sitting head of kingdom decide to write concerning the such a lot explosive matters he faces? King Abdullah does so now simply because he believes we are facing a second of fact: a final probability for peace within the heart East. The prize is big, the price of failure a ways more than we dare think.

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The Rule of Nine: A Paul Madriani Novel (Paul Madriani Novels)

By Steve Martini

“Steve Martini is a professional at reliable out of date, gimmick-free storytelling.”
—Steve Berry, writer of The Paris Vendetta

“Take it from a prosecutor—Steve Martini has created essentially the most charismatic safeguard legal professionals in mystery fiction.”
—Linda Fairstein, writer of Lethal Legacy

In The Rule of Nine, New York Times bestseller Steve Martini units his well known protagonist, safety lawyer Paul Madriani, at the path of a deadly extremist who’s hellbent on destroying the full very best court docket with one lethal stroke. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette loves Martini’s “richly fascinating characters, masterful plots, and gorgeous writing,” and his newest blockbuster is a simple task to enthrall Brad Thor and Vince Flynn readers in addition to the ever-growing military of Paul Madriani fans.

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