Author: Angela Thirkell
Publisher: Hachette UK
Barsetshire in the war years. True to the theory that a positive change creates almost as much stress as a negative one, the outbreak of Peace is met with trepidation. The Government falls, Mr Adams contests Anne Fielding's father for MP, and bread is not delivered (somehow equivalent events). However the main action focuses on David Leslie who, at thirty-nine, is still meddling with the feelings of every available young woman until Rose Bingham, of suitable age and circumstances, 'sorts him out', object: Matrimony. Around the edges we encounter Mr Scratcherd the local 'artist' and his formidable niece who harangues him in non-stop paragraphs; the continuing feud with the Palace as the Bishop's request for a song in honour of 'our Wonderful Red Comrades' is countered by a hymn whose tune is that of the Russian Imperial National Anthem; and young George Halliday's infatuation with a totally oblivious, very middle-aged, Lady Graham.
Author: Angela Mackail Thirkell
Category: Barsetshire (England : Imaginary place)
The gentry of English country society in the early days of peace following World War 2.
Author: Robin Hardy
The IRA plan the assassination of scientist Bill Heathcote, a Northern Irish man just returned from development work in the U.S. But the assassination is botched and Bill's wife and young daughter are murdered in a car bomb meant for him. Overcome with remorse, one of the bombers, Danny, decides to help Bill track down his former IRA comrades to exact revenge, though the situation is complicated by ruthless political powers determined to use the situation for their own ends. When a choice can literally mean the death of innocence, how will you decide? Peace Breaks Out is a gripping revenge thriller set during the Troubles in Ireland, perfect for fans of Jack Higgins and Gerald Seymour.
The Sources of Stable Peace
Author: Charles A. Kupchan
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Category: Political Science
Is the world destined to suffer endless cycles of conflict and war? Can rival nations become partners and establish a lasting and stable peace? How Enemies Become Friends provides a bold and innovative account of how nations escape geopolitical competition and replace hostility with friendship. Through compelling analysis and rich historical examples that span the globe and range from the thirteenth century through the present, foreign policy expert Charles Kupchan explores how adversaries can transform enmity into amity--and he exposes prevalent myths about the causes of peace. Kupchan contends that diplomatic engagement with rivals, far from being appeasement, is critical to rapprochement between adversaries. Diplomacy, not economic interdependence, is the currency of peace; concessions and strategic accommodation promote the mutual trust needed to build an international society. The nature of regimes matters much less than commonly thought: countries, including the United States, should deal with other states based on their foreign policy behavior rather than on whether they are democracies. Kupchan demonstrates that similar social orders and similar ethnicities, races, or religions help nations achieve stable peace. He considers many historical successes and failures, including the onset of friendship between the United States and Great Britain in the early twentieth century, the Concert of Europe, which preserved peace after 1815 but collapsed following revolutions in 1848, and the remarkably close partnership of the Soviet Union and China in the 1950s, which descended into open rivalry by the 1960s. In a world where conflict among nations seems inescapable, How Enemies Become Friends offers critical insights for building lasting peace.
Author: Michael Edward Brown,Sean M. Lynn-Jones,Steven E. Miller,Director of Studies Center for Science and International Affairs Steven E Miller,Owen R Cot Jr,Marengo Research LLC
Publisher: MIT Press
Category: Political Science
Are democracies less likely to go to war than other kinds of states? This question is of tremendous importance in both academic and policy-making circles and one that has been debated by political scientists for years. The Clinton administration, in particular, has argued that the United States should endeavor to promote democracy around the world. This timely reader includes some of the most influential articles in the debate that have appeared in the journal International Security during the past two years, adding two seminal pieces published elsewhere to make a more balanced and complete collection, suitable for classroom use.
A Critical Study
Author: Alexander H. Pitofsky
Category: Literary Criticism
When boarding-school fiction became popular in the 19th century, it tended to be warm and nostalgic, filled with sporting events, practical jokes, and schemes to get even with campus bullies. All of that changed in the era discussed in this book. Holden Caulfield, the narrator of J. D. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye, drops out of one prep school and is expelled from two others. The conflicts between students in John Knowles's Devon School novels become so heated that two young men die. And in the controversial novel Good Times/Bad Times, James Kirkwood portrays the headmaster of a private academy as closeted, deeply neurotic, and infatuated with an 18-year-old who has recently enrolled at his school. In spite of their unsettling images of anguish and cruelty, these and other American boarding-school novels have attracted large audiences and influenced countless school narratives in fiction, drama, television and film. Many books have been written about British school stories. This is the first study that explores the history of boarding-school fiction in the United States.
Secrets to Loving the Man You Married
Author: David Frisbie,Lisa Frisbie
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
Seasoned authors, speakers, and counselors David and Lisa Frisbie point the way for any woman who wants to make her relationship with her husband the best it can be. This practical guide includes... An assessment of the premarital relationship. Women often wonder, "How did we get here?" Now they can find out. An exploration of readers' own thoughts, feeling, actions, and motives. Wives will discover why they think and feel the things they do as well as how they can take better care of themselves. A guidebook about men. Women will gain compassion and understanding as they learn why their husbands act the way they do. A strategy for change. Readers will find solid reasons to believe that transformation is always possible. Questions for reflection and ideas for journaling make this a perfect tool for a woman's personal healing as well as group study.
Author: Christopher Darnton
Publisher: JHU Press
Rivalry and Alliance Politics in Cold War Latin America, Christopher Darnton’s comparative study of the nature of conflict between Latin American states during the Cold War, provides a counterintuitive and shrewd explanation of why diplomacy does or doesn’t work. Specifically, he develops a theory that shows how the "parochial interests" of state bureaucracies can overwhelm national leaders’ foreign policy initiatives and complicate regional alliances. His thorough evaluation of several twentieth-century Latin American conflicts covers the gamut of diplomatic disputes from border clashes to economic provocations to regional power struggles. Darnton examines the domestic political and economic conditions that contribute either to rivalry (continued conflict) or rapprochement (diplomatic reconciliation) while assessing the impact of U.S. foreign policy. Detailed case studies provide not only a robust test of the theory but also a fascinating tour of Latin American history and Cold War politics, including a multilayered examination of Argentine-Brazilian strategic competition and presidential summits over four decades; three rivalries in Central America following Cuba’s 1959 revolution; and how the 1980s debt crisis entangled the diplomatic affairs of several Andean countries. These questions about international rivalry and rapprochement are of particular interest to security studies and international relations scholars, as they seek to understand what defuses regional conflicts, creates stronger incentives for improving diplomatic ties between states, and builds effective alliances. The analysis also bears fruit for contemporary studies of counterterrorism in its critique of parallels between the Cold War and the Global War on Terror, its examination of failed rapprochement efforts between Algeria and Morocco, and its assessment of obstacles to U.S. coalition-building efforts.
The Profession of Being. A Biography
Author: Nigel Kelly
Category: Social Science
English writer and raconteur Quentin Crisp (1908–1999) became a celebrity and gay icon at the age of 60 with the publication and televising of his 1968 memoir, The Naked Civil Servant. Unapologetically unconventional, he filled books and articles with his witticisms and opinions on popular culture, and packed theaters worldwide with his one-man show An Evening with Quentin Crisp. This biography chronicles Crisp’s life, including his birth in pre–World War I England; his life as a gay youth on the streets of London; his early attempts at writing and job-seeking; his entry into the world of modeling; and his sudden success late in life. With this definitive chronicle, Quentin Crisp and his unique worldview are once again on display.
Author: Stephen Cole Kleene
Publisher: Courier Corporation
Contents include an elementary but thorough overview of mathematical logic of 1st order; formal number theory; surveys of the work by Church, Turing, and others, including Gödel's completeness theorem, Gentzen's theorem, more.
Conditions for War and Peace
Author: F. Martín
Category: Political Science
Martin derives several realist and liberal propositions on the causes of war and peace and tests them, utilizing evidence from the peace in South America, as well as developing and discussing the "Militarist Peace" hypothesis.
Hard Luck and Good Times in America
Author: Carolyn See
Publisher: Random House
Category: Biography & Autobiography
“Without sensationalism, totally outside the chic-trash mode, Carolyn See writes from way down inside the pain, the depression, and the lies that encumber most American lives. She knows what ‘family values’ really are, and tells her story with a hard-earned sweetness that transforms the unbearable into clear profit for the reader’s mind and heart.”—Ursula K. Le Guin “I’ve always thought Carolyn See was one of the most intelligent as well as funniest living writers, and Dreaming is indeed brilliantly intelligent and terrifically funny.”—Alice Adams In this bittersweet and beautifully written memoir, Carolyn See embarks on nothing less than reevaluation of the American Dream. “This is a history,” she writes, “of how drugs and drink have worked in our family for the last fifty—actually it turned out to be closer to a hundred—years. In varying degrees, it’s history seen through a purple haze. It’s full of secrets and chaos and distortions, and secretly remembered joys. I’m beginning to think it may be the unwritten history of America.” Although it features a clan in which dysfunction was something of a family tradition, Dreaming is no “victim’s story” or temperance tract. With a wry humor and not a trace of self-pity, See writes of fights and breakups and hard times, but also of celebration and optimism in the face of adversity. The story of See’s own family speaks for the countless people who reached for the shining American vision, found it eluded their grasp, and then tried to make what they had glitter as best they could. Dreaming is about yearning, imagining, and reinventing oneself, about rolling with the punches and continuing on. In this fiercely funny and deeply empathetic book, See shows us that the wild life, for better and worse, has made us what we are. Praise for Dreaming “Carolyn See, in her singular fashion, captures a throw-away world. It is a class that is neither upper nor middle nor under there, simply there, alive with troubles. In so doing, she tells as much about the United States as any commentator around and about today.”—Studs Terkel “I read Dreaming with fascination. The inimitable Carolyn See voice is linked now to some sort of historical and familial (what a family!—families!) context.”—Joyce Carol Oates “The impact of Carolyn See’s dreaming will likely stay in the reader’s memory as a singular ode to the human spirit.”—William F. Buckley, Jr. “Carolyn See is battling the family demons that grip America by the throat.”—Bebe Moore Campbell “Autobiography . . . elevated to literature.”—Jonathan Kellerman “Dreaming is an unforgettable memoir that shimmers with intelligence, wit, moxie, and a fiercely American spirit of survival. I haven’t laughed—or cried—so hard in years.”—Elizabeth Benedict “I am stunned and completely in awe of the honesty and courage it must have taken to write this book. I would challenge any man who ever dismissed women’s writing as being too romantic to read this book and ever feel the same way again.”—Fannie Flagg From the Hardcover edition.
Author: Robert Barron
Publisher: Brazos Press
The Brazos Theological Commentary on the Bible encourages readers to explore how the vital roots of the ancient Christian tradition should inform and shape faithfulness today. In this addition to the series, highly acclaimed author, speaker, and theologian Robert Barron offers a theological exegesis of 2 Samuel. He highlights three major themes: God's non-competitive transcendence, the play between divine and non-divine causality, and the role of Old Testament kingship. As with other volumes in the series, this book is ideal for those called to ministry, serving as a rich resource for preachers, teachers, students, and study groups.