This volume covers the classic 'Beau Geste' period, of the French Foreign Legion when the corps was expanded during the most dynamic years of French imperial expansion. Legion battalions fought in the deserts and mountains of southern Algeria and Morocco, as well as in the jungles of North Vietnam, West Africa and Madagascar. Their varied uniforms and equipments for each period and theater are illustrated and examined. Written by a leading expert on the French Foreign Legion, this is a colorful introduction to the period when the Legion forged their legendary fighting reputation.
The complete, cliffhanger-free edition is available here: amazon.com/gp/product/B019HYFS0G A BBW Paranormal Romance -- Book Six of Six Back at the Academy, Sophie, Kain and Alexi are trying to make sense of what happened at the mansion and how it will affect their future. Finally, Alexi is ready to confront his enemy. Or is he? He never thought Kain would be the one to help him, to walk him through the agony of accepting his past, of letting it go and moving on. Kain has gone through something similar before he even found out he was a cambion, and now he is ready to reveal that dark period of his youth to help Alexi cope with his. Sophie's new, improved sigil is still a mystery, as well as her new aura and the powers she can barely control. She has a feeling at least a member of the Pantheon of the Alluring Ones is hiding something. This is the sixth book in the Lure Academy completed serial.
It is NOT a standalone. It contains M/M and M/M/F action, explicit language and sizzling hot scenes that might set your Kindle on fire. Intended for readers 18+. Approximate word count: 19,300 words
*Includes pictures *Includes contemporary accounts of the Nigerian civil war *Includes online resources and a bibliography for further reading *Includes a table of contents “[A] cardinal principle of British colonial policy [is] that the interests of a large native population shall not be subject to the will… of a small minority of educated and Europeanized natives.” – Lord Frederick Lugard Nigeria was the creation of a British businessman by the name of Sir George Taubman Goldie. The gifted son of a substantial Manx military officer and politician, Goldie was educated at the prestigious Royal Military Academy at Woolwich, after which he served briefly in the army before embarking on a journey of adventure to West Africa. The year was 1877, and the West African coast was sub-divided into the spheres of influence of various European trading concerns, and while some exploration of the interior had taken place, the European rush to claim the region had yet to begin in earnest. Nigeria was an unpopular destination for European settlement, thanks to its punishing climate and proliferation of tropical disease, so it saw very little direct European influence. Europeans were posted to Nigeria or sought employment purely to satisfy the needs of administration, and, of course, the various Christian missionary organizations were led largely by whites. Christian missions, incidentally, succeeded spectacularly in the spreading of Christianity across the animist south, but they made absolutely no inroads in the Muslim north. Nigeria was among the first African colonies to be groomed for independence, and upon its success as a free nation, Britain staked a great deal. The process was lengthy, bearing in mind both the intricate ethnic tapestry of the region and the relatively complex systems of government, involving a number of different permutations in the 15 years between the end of World War II and 1960, when independence was finally granted. During this period, the realization began to dawn that the original 1914 amalgamation of the northern and southern protectorates of Nigeria might have been a strategic blunder, inasmuch as an attempt had been made to forge a single territory out of two radically different and mutually antagonistic blocs. It was, of course, too late by then to try and alter the political map of Nigeria, but perhaps the creation of two territories, rather than one, would have ultimately served the region better. On October 1, 1960, the new nation of Nigeria took its place on the world stage, and it was welcomed into the United Nations and the British Commonwealth. Riding a wave of official optimism, with its deep ethnic fissures for the time being hidden, Nigeria was hailed as a signature success in British decolonization. It would soon prove to be anything but a success. Biafra: The History and Legacy of the Secessionist Republic of Biafra during the Nigerian Civil War chronicles the story of Nigeria, its civil war, and the controversial secession of Biafra. Along with pictures and a bibliography, you will learn about Biafra like never before.
A Mt. Hood Press Thriller To reclusive back-country hunting guide, Dylan Baker, it started out like an ordinary day.
Suddenly his best friend and a small army of elite and deadly mercenaries demand he deliver a long-forgotten Bible before they start shooting. While relying on his masterful woodland survival skills to avoid capture and death, he must also find a way to trust the beautiful journalist claiming to help him. Their shocking discovery rocks the foundations of far away Washington D.C.
and forces Dylan to savagely defend himself with nearly every weapon in his grasp.
This is Sister Gargi's personal account of her spiritual training over two decades by Swami Ashokananda (1893-1969), the illustrious spiritual teacher of the Ramakrishna Order who headed the Vedanta Society of Northern California. Her journal starts in 1950 when the Swami started to teach her meditation in the Hindu tradition of Vedanta. Marie Louise Burke, as she was then known, went on to become a prominent literary figure in the Vedanta movement and later a respected monastic. This story takes readers on a powerful inner journey as Swami Ashokananda transforms the author's self-doubt into a rich and joyful spiritual quest.Sister Gargi is to be thanked for another important entry in the archives of world spirituality.-HUSTON SMITH, author of The World's ReligionsTouching, well-written portrait.-LIBRARY JOURNALThoughtful and uplifting.-MIDWEST BOOK REVIEWRare treasure of a book.-LIGHT OF CONSCIOUSNESSDeeply inspiring and a sheer pleasure to read.-VRAJAPRANA, author of Vedanta: A Simple Introduction
Dov’eri, la notte in cui cadde il Muro? È una domanda che percorre ancora il cielo sopra Berlino. La ritroviamo nelle parole di scrittori cardine della memoria tedesca come Günter Grass ma anche di autori simbolo del dopo-89 come Ingo Schulze. La ripetono le trame di film ormai diventati di culto come Good bye Lenin! e le mille espressioni artistiche di una città che negli ultimi vent’anni è diventata uno dei maggiori centri della creatività europea. Berlino è ben lontana dall’essere pacificata, la cicatrice del Muro l’attraversa ancora, dopo quella notte di novembre in cui sembrava che i suoi abitanti fossero già diventati ein Volk, un solo popolo. Per questo la ricostruzione brillante e appassionata di quei giorni scritta “a caldo” dagli inviati Rai Lilli Gruber e Paolo Borella oggi sembra una cronaca in presa diretta, che ci riporta immediatamente a quelle atmosfere e a quei retroscena.
E per questo, oltre a riproporne qui le pagine più avvincenti, gli autori ci riaccompagnano a Berlino, vent’anni dopo. C’era una volta il Muro. E quando c’era il Muro, non c’era Berlino. Questo libro ci porta a toccare con mano il laghetto dove trafficavano le spie e i memoriali del passato nazista, il cuore un tempo spezzato di Potsdamer Platz e i luoghi della Ostalgie, l’eco delle voci di politici e cantanti, agenti e fuggiaschi. E poi le testimonianze di berlinesi vecchi e nuovi, e cantieri ancora aperti e strade cambiate per sempre. I volti di una memoria che è parte irrinunciabile del futuro. Oggi che il mondo intero è cambiato, e l’unità della Germania è una certezza nel cuore dell’Europa, è ora di tornare a Berlino, senza astio e senza nostalgie. Per riscoprire lo stesso bisogno di futuro, la stessa voglia di vincere a quel gioco che chiamiamo convivenza.
This report focuses on the human rights abuses associated with the CIA's post-September 11, 2001 secret detention and extraordinary rendition operations. It documents the secret detention of detainees in CIA custody outside the United States, and the extraordinary detention of detainees without meaningful legal process to the custody of foreign governments for the purposes of detention and interrogation, often in the face of a real risk of being tortured. The book provides, for the first time anywhere, the most comprehensive account of the human rights abuses committed by the CIA in "war on terror." It identifies 138 victims of illegal detention and extraordinary detention and describes in searing detain the abuses they suffered. It also identifies 54 foreign governments that collaborated with the United States in these illegal practices.