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The 10 Key Campaigns of the American Revolution

by Edward G. Lengel

Many American know bits and pieces of the War for Independence…Lexington, Bunker Hill, Saratoga, Yorktown, Washington, Hamilton, Benedict Arnold. All familiar names, but how did it all fit together. How did merchants, lawyers, farmers and cobblers all come together and defeat the combined forces of the British Empire, its powerful Navy, and their Hessian auxiliaries. For that matter, who were the Hessians, and what is an auxiliary? Eminent historian, Ed Lengel has brought together ten of the most highly respected Revolutionary War experts to present the stirring narratives of history altering military campaigns that formed a new nation. Accessibly written, the lay reader will take a tour through British America from Quebec City's frozen fortress, to the Concord's Old North Bridge, Cross the Delaware with Washington and through South Carolina with the "Swamp Fox" Frances Marion. After reading these ten riveting essays, every American will sound like an expert on our nation's fight for freedom. Includes: Lexington, Concord, and Bunker Hill by Glenn Williams Quebec and the Champlain Valley by Mark Anderson Brooklyn to Fort Lee by Todd Braisted The Crossing and The Ten Crucial Days by William L. Kidder Ticonderoga To Saratoga by James Kirby Martin Brandywine to Valley Forge by Michael C. Harris The Monmouth Campaign by Mark Lender Charlestown to Kings Mountain by John Buchanan From Cowpens to Guilford Courthouse by John Maass The Allied March to Yorktown by Robert Selig

100 Things Successful Leaders Do: Little lessons in leadership

by Nigel Cumberland

Following the success of the international bestseller, 100 THINGS SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE DO, Nigel Cumberland turns his attention to leadership.100 THINGS SUCCESSFUL LEADERS DO distills all the wisdom and knowledge of a lifetime of coaching great leaders into 100 short chapters showing you how to build your own leadership skills quickly and confidently. 100 THINGS SUCCESSFUL LEADERS DO is packed with great ideas for creating long-term success for yourself and those you lead. Explore the habits, tools, techniques and mentality of smart leaders and develop your own leadership style. Every chapter features a new idea that will help you get closer to your goals. Mixing simple explanations with activities and exercises, you'll learn the optimal mindset and habits you need to succeed.Praise for 100 THINGS SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE DO'Inside these pages you'll find a powerful reminder of the many ways you can make your life - and other people's lives - more successful. It will help you identify what success means to you and give you the building blocks for making that success a reality. This is your chance to overcome whatever obstacles are stopping you. Read it, act on it and experience the difference' Marshall Goldsmith Ph.D., bestselling author of TRIGGERS

1001 Things everyone should know about African American History

by Jeffrey C. Stewart

Here is a fact-filled trip through five hundred years of African American history, divided into six broad sections: Great Migrations; Civil Rights and Politics; Science, Inventions and Medicine; Sports; Military; Culture and Religion.

101 Law Forms for Personal Use

by Nolo Editors

Reliable legal forms for common personal and family transactions At one time or another, we all need to get an agreement in writing. But where to start? 101 Law Forms for Personal Use makes it easy to create legal agreements and organize essential information. The plain-English instructions will help you: Plan your estate: Make a simple will and use worksheets to track beneficiaries and assets. Delegate authority: Create temporary guardianship of a child, pet care agreements, limited powers of attorney, and other essential documents. Rent out a place to live: Use the rental application, move-in letter, checklist, notice of needed repairs, and other forms. Buy a house: Run the numbers with a financial statement, and then use the house comparison worksheet, moving checklist, and other forms. Borrow or lend money: Prepare a solid legal contract (promissory note). Included are five forms—one for every common borrowing/lending situation. Sell personal property: All the agreements you need to sell a motor vehicle, boat, or other valuable property. 101 Law Forms for Personal Use can also help you: settle legal disputes handle personal finances hire household help deal with spammers and telemarketers and much more With Downloadable Forms: you can download and customize all of the agreements, checklists, and other forms in this book (details inside).

101 Middle Eastern Tales and Their Impact on Western Oral Tradition (Series in Fairy-Tale Studies)

by Prof. Dr. Ulrich Marzolph

Against the methodological backdrop of historical and comparative folk narrative research, 101 Middle Eastern Tales and Their Impact on Western Oral Tradition surveys the history, dissemination, and characteristics of over one hundred narratives transmitted to Western tradition from or by the Middle Eastern Muslim literatures (i.e., authored written works in Arabic, Persian, and Ottoman Turkish). For a tale to be included, Ulrich Marzolph considered two criteria: that the tale originates from or at least was transmitted by a Middle Eastern source, and that it was recorded from a Western narrator’s oral performance in the course of the nineteenth or twentieth century. The rationale behind these restrictive definitions is predicated on Marzolph’s main concern with the long-lasting effect that some of the "Oriental" narratives exercised in Western popular tradition—those tales that have withstood the test of time. Marzolph focuses on the originally "Oriental" tales that became part and parcel of modern Western oral tradition. Since antiquity, the "Orient" constitutes the quintessential Other vis-à-vis the European cultures. While delineation against this Other served to define and reassure the Self, the "Orient" also constituted a constant source of fascination, attraction, and inspiration. Through oral retellings, numerous tales from Muslim tradition became an integral part of European oral and written tradition in the form of learned treatises, medieval sermons, late medieval fabliaux, early modern chapbooks, contemporary magazines, and more. In present times, when national narcissisms often acquire the status of strongholds delineating the Us against the Other, it is imperative to distinguish, document, visualize, and discuss the extent to which the West is not only indebted to the Muslim world but also shares common features with Muslim narrative tradition. 101 Middle Eastern Tales and Their Impact on Western Oral Tradition is an important contribution to this debate and a vital work for scholars, students, and readers of folklore and fairy tales.

101 Most Powerful Prayers in the Bible

by Claire Cloninger

In today's fast-paced world, our lives are full of ceaseless change. Whether it is a child going off to college, a loved one stricken with an illness, or conflict between friends or family members, many moments -- both joyful and sorrowful -- demand more from us than we can give. At those times, prayer can be the answer, if only we can find the right words. Now with this collection of beautiful prayers drawn directly from the Bible and eloquently interpreted for our lives today, we can take strength from the... From the Song of Solomon to the lamentations of Job to the Magnificat of Mary, this book shows how these sacred passages reflect actual human experience and can guide us to the right prayer at the right time. With every verse, the author compares the lives and times of biblical characters to real-life people today, revealing how each prayer can be applied to our lives. She also offers new, contemporary prayers along with each scriptural citation to help us find the wisdom and truth in these timeless words of supplication, adoration, thanksgiving, and celebration. Entertaining and enriching, full of insight into both biblical text and the spiritual challenge of modern life, 101 Most Powerful Prayers in the Bible has the warmth and insight of a fireside chat with a deep and trusted friend. At the same time, it is a guide to the true effectiveness of prayer and to the greatest human achievement of all: to be able to speak directly to God, and to hear Him speak back to us. Book jacket.

101 Most Powerful Prayers in the Bible

by Claire Cloninger Steve Lois Rabey

In today's fast-paced world, our lives are full of ceaseless change. Whether it is a child going off to college, a loved one stricken with an illness, or conflict between friends or family members, many moments -- both joyful and sorrowful -- demand more from us than we can give. At those times, prayer can be the answer, if only we can find the right words. Now with this collection of beautiful prayers drawn directly from the Bible and eloquently interpreted for our lives today, we can take strength from the... From the Song of Solomon to the lamentations of Job to the Magnificat of Mary, this book shows how these sacred passages reflect actual human experience and can guide us to the right prayer at the right time. With every verse, the author compares the lives and times of biblical characters to real-life people today, revealing how each prayer can be applied to our lives. She also offers new, contemporary prayers along with each scriptural citation to help us find the wisdom and truth in these timeless words of supplication, adoration, thanksgiving, and celebration. Entertaining and enriching, full of insight into both biblical text and the spiritual challenge of modern life, 101 Most Powerful Prayers in the Bible has the warmth and insight of a fireside chat with a deep and trusted friend. At the same time, it is a guide to the true effectiveness of prayer and to the greatest human achievement of all: to be able to speak directly to God, and to hear Him speak back to us. Book jacket.

101 Most Powerful Proverbs in the Bible

by Steven Rabey

101 MOST POWERFUL PROVERBS IN THE BIBLE takes the best of the proverbs and details them for us. Filled with illustrations of daily life, it seeks to remind us of what's truly important--living wisely, kindly, and well.

101 Most Powerful Verses in the Bible

by Lois Rabey Steven Rabey

Through an examination of the Bible's most powerful verses, the newest installment in the 101 Most Powerful series reminds us that we are not alone in this world. In the Old Testament, God spoke through patriarchs, poets, and prophets. In the new Testament, he reaches out through Christ and Christ's disciples. Highlighting some of the key verses of the Bible, Steve and Lois Rabey demonstrate how God constantly communicates his will and his love to his children.

101 Things To Do With an Instant Pot (101 Things To Do With)

by Donna Kelly

Hand-lettered inspirational quotes paired with contemporary illustrations for more than a year of Motivational Mondays, You&’ve Totally Got This! has got you covered. Great for grads, creatives, and entrepreneurs.Sometimes all we need is a little nudge: this book serves as inspiration for those facing new beginnings, a sudden change, or just a whole lot to do.&“The secret of getting ahead is getting started." &“Keep some room in your heart for the unimaginable.&” (Mary Oliver) "Just say yes and you'll figure it out afterwards." (Tina Fey) "You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step." (Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.) "Opportunity is missed by people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work." "I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work." (Thomas Edison) "Don't compare your beginning to someone else's middle." (Tim Hiller)Frances MacLeod is a Brooklyn-based lettering artist and illustrator, an alumna of Columbia College Chicago and Type@ Cooper, she has worked in Chicago and New York with clients such as Kraft, McDonald's, and Facebook. Find her on Instagram: @FrancesBlank.

12 Lessons in Business Leadership: Insights From the Championship Career of Tom Brady

by Kevin Daum Anne Mary Ciminelli

Expert analysis of the leadership style of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady! The merits of business leaders are under scrutiny more and more these days, whether it&’s Travis Kalanick, Elon Musk, Mark Zuckerberg, or many others. But there&’s one place where true leadership is always revealed: on the field. And no matter what you think of the New England Patriots or the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, you can&’t argue with the success of Tom Brady, the winningest quarterback of all time. Both revered and hated by football fans, Brady is loved and respected by those who work with him, and his leadership abilities cannot be denied by even his harshest critics. The skills he uses to make his team successful year after year on the field can be executed in the workplace, whether you&’re a team member, team leader, or CEO. In 12 Lessons in Business Leadership: Insights From the Championship Career of Tom Brady, authors Kevin Daum and Anne Mary Ciminelli team up to analyze the strong leadership abilities of the six-time Super Bowl Champion, and translate them into accessible, practical lessons for any stage of your career. In this easy-to-read, entertaining book, the authors help you acquire and practice all the skills you need to have a championship season every year of your career. Practical and instructive, this book makes the perfect gift for anyone looking to rise in their particular vocation or looking to emulate one of the most respected leaders of today! Each chapter focuses on one of twelve leadership lessons gleaned from Brady&’s career and why it matters in your life and career. In the Executing the Play section of each chapter, the authors outline best practices on how leaders can apply that lesson in their workplace, as well as share exercises leaders can complete to develop and strengthen the skill and implement the lesson.

12 Principles for Raising a Child with ADHD

by Russell A. Barkley

Over decades of research and work with thousands of families, Russell A. Barkley has become a leading authority on attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in kids and teens. He has learned what a huge difference parents can make in supporting their children's success--as well as how overwhelming it can be. This concise guide presents 12 key parenting principles for dealing with common behavioral, emotional, and school challenges. By cultivating a mindset of acceptance and compassion--together with an understanding of the executive function deficits of ADHD--you can strengthen your loving connection with your child and help your whole family thrive. Filled with practical suggestions and quick-reference lists and tips, this is the perfect book to read cover to cover or pick up any time you need extra support.

13th International Conference on Computational Intelligence in Security for Information Systems (Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing #1267)

by Álvaro Herrero Javier Sedano Héctor Quintián Emilio Corchado Daniel Urda Carlos Cambra

This book contains accepted papers presented at CISIS 2020 held in the beautiful and historic city of Burgos (Spain), in September 2020.The aim of the CISIS 2020 conference is to offer a meeting opportunity for academic and industry-related researchers belonging to the various, vast communities of computational intelligence, information security, and data mining. The need for intelligent, flexible behaviour by large, complex systems, especially in mission-critical domains, is intended to be the catalyst and the aggregation stimulus for the overall event.After a thorough peer-review process, the CISIS 2020 International Program Committee selected 43 papers which are published in these conference proceedings achieving an acceptance rate of 28%. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the CISIS 2020 edition was blended, combining on-site and on-line participation. In this relevant edition, a special emphasis was put on the organization of five special sessions related to relevant topics as Fake News Detection and Prevention, Mathematical Methods and Models in Cybersecurity, Measurements for a Dynamic Cyber-Risk Assessment, Cybersecurity in a Hybrid Quantum World, Anomaly/Intrusion Detection, and From the least to the least: cryptographic and data analytics solutions to fulfil least minimum privilege and endorse least minimum effort in information systems.The selection of papers was extremely rigorous in order to maintain the high quality of the conference and we would like to thank the members of the Program Committees for their hard work in the reviewing process. This is a crucial process to the creation of a high standard conference, and the CISIS conference would not exist without their help.

15th International Conference on Soft Computing Models in Industrial and Environmental Applications (Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing #1268)

by Álvaro Herrero Javier Sedano Héctor Quintián Emilio Corchado Daniel Urda Carlos Cambra

This book contains accepted papers presented at SOCO 2020 conference held in the beautiful and historic city of Burgos (Spain), in September 2020.Soft computing represents a collection or set of computational techniques in machine learning, computer science and some engineering disciplines, which investigate, simulate, and analyze very complex issues and phenomena. After a through peer-review process, the SOCO 2020 International Program Committee selected 83 papers which are published in these conference proceedings and represents an acceptance rate of 35%. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the SOCO 2020 edition was blended, combining on-site and on-line participation. In this relevant edition a special emphasis was put on the organization of special sessions. Eleven special session were organized related to relevant topics such as: Soft Computing Applications in Precision Agriculture, Manufacturing and Management Systems, Management of Industrial and Environmental Enterprises, Logistics and Transportation Systems, Robotics and Autonomous Vehicles, Computer Vision, Laser-Based Sensing and Measurement and other topics such as Forecasting Industrial Time Series, IoT, Big Data and Cyber Physical Systems, Non-linear Dynamical Systems and Fluid Dynamics, Modeling and Control systems The selection of papers was extremely rigorous in order to maintain the high quality of SOCO conference editions and we would like to thank the members of the Program Committees for their hard work in the reviewing process. This is a crucial process to the creation of a high standard conference and the SOCO conference would not exist without their help.

16mm Film Cutting (Media Manuals Ser.)

by John Burder

The film editor can make or break a film. What ends up on the cutting room floor, and why? 16mm Film Cutting is a step-by-step guide to film cutting which shows you how to achieve professional results.The practical side of the editor's job is clearly described and illustrated; breaking down rushes and making a simple join, identifying shots, first assembly, avoiding errors, preparing special effects, instructing the labs, compiling sound tracks and all the other stages in producing the final film. 16mm Film Cutting is an indispensable aid to editors and assistants working in all areas of 16mm film production.

17 0 NMR Spectroscopy in Organic Chemistry

by David W. Boykin

This book provides a comprehensive review of the application of 17O NMR spectroscopy to organic chemistry. Topics include the theoretical aspects of chemical shift, quadrupolar and J coupling; 17O enrichment; the effect of steric interactions on 17O chemical shifts of functional groups in flexible and rigid systems; the application of 17O NMR spectroscopy to hydrogen bonding investigations; mechanistic problems in organic and bioorganic chemistry; and 17O NMR spectroscopy of oxygen monocoordinated to carbon in alcohols, ethers, and derivatives. Recent results that show correlations between molecular geometry, determined by X-ray studies and estimated by molecular mechanics calculations, and 17O chemical shifts are also covered. 17O Spectroscopy in Organic Chemistry provides important reference information for organic chemists and other scientists interested in 17O NMR spectroscopy as a tool for obtaining new structural and chemical data about organic molecules.

1794

by Niklas Natt Och Dag

Finalista do Prémio Storytel para Melhor Romance (Suécia) Finalmente! Depois de 1793, a aguardada continuação do premiado autor e fenómeno editorial internacional. Niklas Natt och Dag criou um novo género que seduz os leitores e a crítica de todo o mundo. 1794, Estocolmo. Uma mãe chora a filha brutalmente assassinada na noite de núpcias. Desesperada, sem ninguém que atenda o seu pedido, acaba por bater à porta do vigia com um só braço e que chora amargamente a morte do amigo. No hospital de Danviken, nos arredores da cidade, um jovem nobre é atormentado pelo crime repugnante que cometeu. A investigação de Cardell leva-o de novo ao abismo de Estocolmo e à descoberta de que a cidade está mais perversa e perigosa do que nunca. Neste novo episódio, o leitor reúne-se com Mickel Cardell e Anna Stina Knapp no seu mundo barulhento e depravado, onde o que fica do esplendor gustaviano está prestes a entrar em colapso. Estocolmo verá os seus dias tornarem-se mais sombrios e o antigo esplendor dará lugar à escuridão escondida nos cantos e recantos da corrupta cidade. Os elogios da crítica: «Extremo e extremamente bom.»Dagens Nyheter «A prosa inigualável deste romance transportará o leitor para uma época completamente diferente, mas muito tangível. E a história, embora seja uma das mais vis que li, é totalmente irresistível.»Vi Läser «1794 é um retrato maravilhosamente misantropo sobre o sofrimento de uma Estocolmo violenta.»BJT «Niklas Natt och Dag encanta os leitores com a sua representação do século XVIII. O que faz o leitor continuar a ler é a história moral no mundo moralmente decadente que o autor retrata. No meio de toda aquela escuridão, resta uma trémula luz para o guiar.»Gefle Dagblad «Como aconteceu com o seu romance deestreia, em 1794, o leitor é imediatamente absorvido pelo enredo habilmente construído.»Göteborgs-Posten «Niklas Natt och Dag sabe bem como guiar os seus protagonistas no duro caminho que a vida lhes impôs. Existem bons motivos para aguardar por 1795.»Svenska Dagbladet «Não vai conseguir parar de ler. Pela trama, mas também pela bela prosa e a fantástica descrição do ambiente.»Dast Magazine «O maior valor do entretenimento nesta obra recai sobre a representação da época, quase documental ao nível do pormenor, já para não falar na prosa. Um contraponto à escuridão que enfrentam todas as personagens é a luz que brilha sob a forma de narrativa, próxima da poesia.»Södermanlands Nyheter

18 Wellbeing Hacks for Students: Using Psychology’s Secrets to Survive and Thrive

by Aidan Harvey-Craig

Through 18 short chapters, this book offers insights to help improve your wellbeing. Based on the latest psychology research, each chapter teaches you a new hack to see your world in a new way and offers surprising and simple ways to influence and improve your wellbeing.

1Q84: 3 Volume Boxed Set (Vintage International #3)

by Haruki Murakami

"Murakami is like a magician who explains what he's doing as he performs the trick and still makes you believe he has supernatural powers . . . But while anyone can tell a story that resembles a dream, it's the rare artist, like this one, who can make us feel that we are dreaming it ourselves." --The New York Times Book Review The year is 1984 and the city is Tokyo.A young woman named Aomame follows a taxi driver's enigmatic suggestion and begins to notice puzzling discrepancies in the world around her. She has entered, she realizes, a parallel existence, which she calls 1Q84 --"Q is for 'question mark.' A world that bears a question." Meanwhile, an aspiring writer named Tengo takes on a suspect ghostwriting project. He becomes so wrapped up with the work and its unusual author that, soon, his previously placid life begins to come unraveled. As Aomame's and Tengo's narratives converge over the course of this single year, we learn of the profound and tangled connections that bind them ever closer: a beautiful, dyslexic teenage girl with a unique vision; a mysterious religious cult that instigated a shoot-out with the metropolitan police; a reclusive, wealthy dowager who runs a shelter for abused women; a hideously ugly private investigator; a mild-mannered yet ruthlessly efficient bodyguard; and a peculiarly insistent television-fee collector.A love story, a mystery, a fantasy, a novel of self-discovery, a dystopia to rival George Orwell's--1Q84 is Haruki Murakami's most ambitious undertaking yet: an instant best seller in his native Japan, and a tremendous feat of imagination from one of our most revered contemporary writers.This eBook edition includes a Reading Group Guide.

200 Cocktails: Hamlyn All Colour Cookbook

by Hamlyn

Everyone enjoys a fancy tipple from time to time, whether partying among friends or taking a moment alone to relax, but sometimes you need more than just a rum & coke. This book provides you with 200 recipes to create the perfect drink for any ocassion, from a minty Mojito or classic Margarita to a sophisticated Champagne Cocktail or exotic Russian Spring Punch. With full-page colour photographs and easy-to-follow recipes, Hamlyn All Colour Cookbook: 200 Cocktails is the essential guide to impressing your guests and making your drinks toast of the town.

200 Juices & Smoothies: Hamlyn All Color Cookbook (Hamlyn All Colour Cookbook Ser.)

by Hamlyn

200 Juices & Smoothies is part of Hamlyn's hugely successful All Colour Cookbook Illustrated series, which has sold over 1500,000 copies since its launch in 2008. Over 200 delicious, easy-to-make juices and smoothies. Drinking daily juices and smoothies is a great way to get all the vitamins and nutrients you need to maintain a balanced diet, as well as being an easy and delicious way to keep hunger at bay. Hamlyn All Colour Cookbook: 200 Juices & Smoothies gives you a huge choice of quick, simple recipes that use all your favourite fruits and vegetables to ensure that your diet will never get dull! Every mouthwatering recipe is accompanied by fantastic colour photography, and it's all bound in a handy format, making this great-value book ideal for all! Beautiful photographs and clear instructions make this book perfect for every cook. This book includes: Fruit Juices; Vegetable Juices; Super Smoothies; Smoothies & Juices for Kids.

200 under 20g Net Carbs: 200 Keto Diet–Friendly Recipes to Keep You under 20g Net Carbs Every Day!

by Lindsay Boyers

Maintaining ketosis is simple and easy with these 200 recipes that are all under 20 grams of net carbs—making going (and staying) keto easier than ever! Let&’s face it, staying on track with the keto diet can be a challenge. But now your search for the perfect keto-friendly recipes to help you keep track of your daily macros and carbohydrate goals is over! With 200 under 20g Net Carbs there is no guess work, no endless research, and no confusion. It includes all the delicious recipes you need to meet your goals—simply use the daily meal plans or mix-and-match your favorite recipes to keep track of your daily net carbs. These 200 tasty, keto-friendly recipes are all under 20 grams of net carbs so you know you&’re never going above your daily limit again! If you&’re trying to stay strictly at 20 grams of net carbs, you can pick one of the daily meal plans to give you some guidance. If you need more variety, swap in your favorite recipes to create the perfect meal plan that works for you. And if you&’re just looking for some low-carb recipes but aren&’t limiting your diet to 20 grams of net carbs, this is a great place to start! With detailed nutrition stats, you&’ll have all the information you need to make the keto diet work for you. Choose a recipe (or two) and get cooking!

200 Women: Who Will Change The Way You See The World

by Kieran Scott Ruth Hobday Geoff Blackwell Sharon Gelman Marianne Lassando

Two hundred women from a variety of backgrounds are asked the same five questions. Their answers are inspiring human stories of success and courage, love and pain, redemption and generosity. From well-known activists, artists, and innovators to everyday women whose lives are no less exceptional for that, each woman shares her unique replies to questions like "What really matters to you?" and "What would you change in the world if you could?" Interviewees include conservation and animal welfare activist Jane Goodall, actor and human rights advocate Alfre Woodard, and Nobel Peace laureate Rigoberta Menchu, along with those who are making a difference behind the scenes around the world, such as Marion Wright Edelman, head of the Children's Defense Fund. Each interview is accompanied by a photographic portrait, resulting in a volume that is compelling in word and image—and global in its scope and resonance. This landmark book is published to coincide with an immersive traveling exhibition and an interactive website, building on this remarkable, ever-evolving project. With responses ranging from uplifting to heartbreaking, these women offer gifts of empowerment and strength—inviting us to bring positive change at a time when so many are fighting for basic freedom and equality.

The 2006 Crisis in East Timor: Lessons for Contemporary Peacebuilding (Routledge Research on Asian Development)

by Rebecca E. Engel

This book argues that the international community must share responsibility for contributing to the conditions that resulted in violent conflict in Timor-Leste, four years after it declared independence from Indonesia. Its failure to tailor interventions to Timor-Leste’s specific political economy and conflict dynamics distanced the state from its citizens and undermined its capacity to forge a political settlement founded on a robust social contract. At a time in which conflict-affected states are receiving unprecedented attention and peacekeeping operations and humanitarian emergencies are becoming increasingly complex, this book argues that radical changes are urgently required in the way the international community operates in these environments. The findings are rooted in an examination of the mechanisms used by international development actors in Timor-Leste between 1998 and 2006. In bringing together wide-ranging perspectives, the author shows that international actions cannot be separated from the local political and socio-economic context, demonstrating that interventions are never ‘apolitical’ and that peacebuilding must be intentional. Indeed, political settlements premised on a robust social contract should not be taken for granted anywhere. The impact of increasing disenfranchisement, mistrust in institutions and structural inequalities evident in the global North suggest that lessons from peacebuilding in Timor-Leste are relevant far beyond its shores. This book is essential for students and researchers in the fields of development studies, international political economy, peacebuilding and conflict resolution, and for practitioners and policymakers striving to advance peace.

2020 International Conference on Applications and Techniques in Cyber Intelligence: Applications and Techniques in Cyber Intelligence (ATCI 2020) (Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing #1244)

by Jemal H. Abawajy Kim-Kwang Raymond Choo Mohammed Atiquzzaman Zheng Xu

This book presents innovative ideas, cutting-edge findings, and novel techniques, methods, and applications in a broad range of cybersecurity and cyberthreat intelligence areas. As our society becomes smarter, there is a corresponding need to secure our cyberfuture. The book describes approaches and findings that are of interest to business professionals and governments seeking to secure our data and underpin infrastructures, as well as to individual users.

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