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A sweeping history of the Cold War's many "hot" wars born in the last gasps of empire The Cold War reigns in popular imagination as a period of tension between the two post-World War II superpowers, the United States and the Soviet Union, without direct conflict. Drawing from new archival research, prize-winning historian Michael Burleigh gives new meaning to the seminal decades of 1945 to 1965 by examining the many, largely forgotten, "hot" wars fought around the world. As once-great Western colonial empires collapsed, counter-insurgencies campaigns raged in the Philippines, the Congo, Iran, and other faraway places. Dozens of new nations struggled into existence, the legacies of which are still felt today. Placing these vicious struggles alongside the period-defining United States and Soviet standoffs in Korea, Vietnam, and Cuba, Burleigh swerves from Algeria to Kenya, to Vietnam and Kashmir, interspersing top-level diplomatic negotiations with portraits of the charismatic local leaders. The result is a dazzling work of history, a searing analysis of the legacy of imperialism and a reminder of just how the United States became the world's great enforcer. .
Originally published in 1940 by the U.S. Marine Corps, this book examines the practical and philosophical aspects of low-intensity conflicts, which were then referred to as 'Small Wars.' This is one of the best books on military peacekeeping and counterinsurgency operations published before World War II. As an historical artifact, it offers insight to a rarely seen and often overlooked period in American history. Topics include strategy, psychology, dealings with foreign civilians, as well as implementation of a democratically-elected government. A great addition to the library of any historian, military man or concerned citizen!
A young Native American boy sets out to hunt on Manhattan Island and discovers some strange people with white faces and very different ideas about land. As the author notes: Although this story is about Manhattan, Small Wolf and his father could be any of the American Indians who were displaced from their homes and hunting grounds by the white men.
In her new essay collection, the beloved author of High Tide in Tucson brings to us out of one of history's darker moments an extended love song to the world we still have. From its opening parable gleaned from recent news about a lost child saved in an astonishing way, the book moves on to consider a world of surprising and hopeful prospects, ranging from an inventive conservation scheme in a remote jungle to the backyard flock of chickens tended by the author's small daughter. Whether she is contemplating the Grand Canyon, her vegetable garden, motherhood, adolescence, genetic engineering, TV-watching, the history of civil rights, or the future of a nation founded on the best of all human impulses, these essays are grounded in the author's belief that our largest problems have grown from the earth's remotest corners as well as our own backyards, and that answers may lie in those places, too. In the voice Kingsolver's readers have come to rely on-sometimes grave, occasionally hilarious, and ultimately persuasive-Small Wonder is a hopeful examination of the people we seem to be, and what we might yet make of ourselves.
In her new essay collection, the beloved author of High Tide in Tucson brings to us out of one of history's darker moments an extended love song to the world we still have. From its opening parable gleaned from recent news about a lost child saved in an astonishing way, the book moves on to consider a world of surprising and hopeful prospects, ranging from an inventive conservation scheme in a remote jungle to the backyard flock of chickens tended by the author's small daughter.Whether she is contemplating the Grand Canyon, her vegetable garden, motherhood, adolescence, genetic engineering, TV-watching, the history of civil rights, or the future of a nation founded on the best of all human impulses, these essays are grounded in the author's belief that our largest problems have grown from the earth's remotest corners as well as our own backyards, and that answers may lie in those places, too. In the voice Kingsolver's readers have come to rely on--sometimes grave, occasionally hilarious, and ultimately persuasive--Small Wonder is a hopeful examination of the people we seem to be, and what we might yet make of ourselves.
Pappano's latest novel in her popular Bethlehem series finds bad boy Cole Jackson returning home. When he rekindles a long-dormant passion with single mother Leanne Cole, her love could send him on the rocky road to redemption. Original.
Childhood can be an exciting time, full of joyous exploration, new skills, friends, and imaginative play. It can also be very frightening, especially when children have experiences that threaten their feelings of safety and well-being. Even common traumatic childhood events can deeply affect children's normal healthy development, their self-esteem, and their families. Many behavioral problems stemming from common traumatic events could require years of psychotherapy or medication. That is, they did -- until the advent of EMDR. Developed by psychologist Francine Shapiro in the late 1980s, EMDR had already helped thousands of adult clients when Joan Lovett experienced its healing power firsthand. Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) is a comprehensive therapeutic approach that helps patients release disturbing thoughts and emotions that originate in traumatic experiences. Experiences can be traumatic in the commonly accepted sense -- abuse, disasters, violence -- but children may also perceive and respond to more ordinary events as very threatening. A playground accident, the loss of a loved one, school problems, or choking on a piece of popcorn can be a part of growing up. They can also be critical incidents that cause a child to view him- or herself as helpless or powerless, to become fearful, and to develop debilitating behavioral problems. In Small Wonders: Healing Childhood Trauma with EMDR, Joan Lovett, M.D., shares engaging clinical stories -- mysteries involving children who present her with puzzling and disturbing behaviors. She imaginatively focuses her knowledge of pediatrics, play therapy, and EMDR to alleviate the real-life ordeals of real-life children. Featuring a foreword by Francine Shapiro, Small Wonders is the most comprehensive and insightful book to explore the potential of EMDR for child therapy. This enlightening book is intended for parents who are concerned with having their children feel confident, for adults who want insights into the way the events of their childhood shaped their self-image, and for professionals who want to know more about EMDR and how it can be adapted to meet the special needs of traumatized children.
[From the back cover:] FOR DOLLY IT WAS LUST FOR REVENGE. FOR ROGER IT WAS JUST LUST... When Leyna Shaw awoke, she was aware that something was different--terribly different. First she looked down at her tall, lovely body and saw no change. Then she looked around the room. It took her a moment to recognize it. It was the White House bedroom. Then she saw the Eye. And the Hand. The Hand came to touch her. Her legs were thrust apart, the Finger separating them effortlessly as Leyna screamed and screamed...
Small World is acclaimed travel writer Brad Herzog's unique tribute to the Land of the Free, featuring a world of stories culled along America's highways and byways. The hamlets in Herzog's Small World are full of cultural curiosities, historical wonders, and exotic folks -- and you don't even need a passport to get there.
In the face of today's environmental and economic challenges, doomsayers preach that the only way to stave off disaster is for humans to reverse course: to de-industrialize, re-localize, reduce consumption and forswear development. But in this timely and much-needed rebuke, Robert Bryce shows that the real solutions to our problems are to be found in the innovations and technologies of the future, and in the force that inspires their invention: the inexorable human drive to make things smaller, faster, lighter, denser, cheaper. Utilizing on-the-ground reporting from Ottawa and Panama to Bakersfield, California and Canadian County, Oklahoma, along with an easy-to-read narrative, numerous company profiles, graphics, and photographs, Bryce shows how things are getting better, a lot better. They are getting better thanks to technologies that improve the quality of our lives and help preserve the natural world -- technologies like the vacuum tube and mass-produced fertilizer, the printing press and mobile phones, nanotech medicine and advanced drill rigs -- all provide vivid proof of our desire to find smaller faster solutions. He profiles well-known companies like Ford and Intel, along with newer ones like Khan Academy and M-PESA, to show how businesses are helping to create a world in which people are living longer, freer, healthier, lives than at any time in human history. Smaller, Faster, Lighter, Denser, Cheaper reveals that the tools we need to save the planet aren't to be found in the technologies or lifestyles of the past. Nor must we sacrifice prosperity and human progress to ensure our survival. The path to a sustainable future will be forged by innovators and businesses all over the world who will continue making things Smaller Faster Lighter Denser Cheaper because, well, that's what we humans do.
Though Rosie is the meanest cow in the herd, five-year-old Marvin is inconsolable when she is sold, and he and his family move to another dairy farm.
Ruby Genie is an orphan. Everyone expects her to have the same fantastic magical powers as her famous parents did, but Ruby can't do any magic at all - or so she thinks. and feels a complete failure. Then she begins to get smaller and smaller.
For more than 3000 years, hundreds of millions of people have died or been left permanently scarred or blind by the relentless, incurable disease called smallpox. In 1967, Dr. D.A. Henderson became director of a worldwide campaign to eliminate this disease from the face of the earth.This spellbinding book is Dr. Henderson's personal story of how he led the World Health Organization's campaign to eradicate smallpox--the only disease in history to have been deliberately eliminated. Some have called this feat "the greatest scientific and humanitarian achievement of the past century."In a lively, engrossing narrative, Dr. Henderson makes it clear that the gargantuan international effort involved more than straightforward mass vaccination. He and his staff had to cope with civil wars, floods, impassable roads, and refugees as well as formidable bureaucratic and cultural obstacles, shortages of local health personnel and meager budgets. Countries across the world joined in the effort; the United States and the Soviet Union worked together through the darkest cold war days; and professionals from more than 70 nations served as WHO field staff. On October 26, 1976, the last case of smallpox occurred. The disease that annually had killed two million people or more had been vanquished-and in just over ten years.The story did not end there. Dr. Henderson recounts in vivid detail the continuing struggle over whether to destroy the remaining virus in the two laboratories still that held it. Then came the startling discovery that the Soviet Union had been experimenting with smallpox virus as a biological weapon and producing it in large quantities. The threat of its possible use by a rogue nation or a terrorist has had to be taken seriously and Dr. Henderson has been a central figure in plans for coping with it.New methods for mass smallpox vaccination were so successful that he sought to expand the program of smallpox immunization to include polio, measles, whooping cough, diphtheria, and tetanus vaccines. That program now reaches more than four out of five children in the world and is eradicating poliomyelitis.This unique book is to be treasured--a personal and true story that proves that through cooperation and perseverance the most daunting of obstacles can be overcome.
Do you know America? No, I mean, do you REALLY know America? Would you recognize John Adams in a lineup? Can you identify any presidents between Lincoln and Roosevelt? Hmmm. I thought so. Well, youreallyneed this book. Not only will it improve your sorry historical knowledge, it will crack you up, and give you material to throw your teachers off-balance for entire class periods. Identify their lies! Point out their half-truths! And possibly, just possibly, gain some extra credit for yourself. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Smart & Savvy Hiking will walk readers through the basics of the outdoor world and how to have a fulfilling outdoor experience. Information will be presented in a way that offers women unique ways to experience the outdoors, through journaling, goal setting, and checklists. Women of all outdoor-ability levels will be engaged.Hiking mistress and trail master Kim Lipker starts with the assumption that, Yes!, females are indeed at home in the wilderness. This unique guide is packed with essential how-to information, wit, wisdom, and tips on everything from safety, to basic equipment, to hiking while pregnant. Whether new to the sport or a veteran, Smart & Savvy Hiking prepares females to have fun, enjoy, and be safe on a day hike through the woods, weekend blast in the desert, or extended journey on a long trail. Daring? Of course. Dangerous? No way. Divine? In every possible way.
Flying Solo Is Way Overrated Noah Fisher has worked for months to make Sky High the most prestigious charter airline in California. Hes long overdue for a break--something involving ski slopes, cold beers, and hot ski bunny babes. The itinerary doesnt include being hijacked by Bailey Sinclair, gorgeous widow of one of Sky Highs wealthiest (ex-) clients. But here they are, and being crammed in a cockpit with the scared, stubborn, unbelievably sexy former model hes been fantasizing about invokes Superman tendencies that could get Noah in serious trouble. Bailey is desperate to find the stash of money hidden by her conniving, thieving late husband--before the bad guys he owed find her. Its a long shot, but nothing compared to the gamble shes taking by being so close to Noah. Every minute in his company has Bailey thinking about doing crazy, reckless things like touching, grabbing, kissing. . . and oh wow, being kissed right back. . .
A breakthrough mind-body program to build a strong, healthy, and happy heart, for women at risk for or diagnosed with heart disease, from the Harvard-trained cardiologist behind the Women's Heart Health Program at Massachusetts General Hospital.Heart disease is the number-one killer of American women, and prevention and healing require integrative approaches to address the whole heart--physical, emotional, and spiritual. Smart at Heart's holistic program includes strategies to improve heart health by addressing ten bridges that link the physical and emotional hearts, including the mental health, relationship, and communication bridges. This book guides readers through evaluating their current state of physical and emotional health and then empowers them with solutions to strengthen each bridge to create a healthy, whole heart.
The easy-to-use guide to SMART Board® interactive whiteboardsSMART Board interactive whiteboards--which combine the functionality of a computer with the simplicity of a whiteboard--are rapidly becoming fixtures in classrooms, boardrooms, and lecture halls everywhere. While these high tech devices are transforming the ways we teach and learn, getting the most out of them can be down right intimidating. SMART Board® Interactive Whiteboard For Dummies is here to help, explaining everything users need to know to make the most of their technology.Covering topics including how to calibrate a SMART Board interactive whiteboard using a computer, navigating software options, creating interactive presentations and lesson plans, incorporating sound and animation, managing content, and using digital ink with the touch of a finger, the book is designed to get your interactive whiteboard up and running in no time.Introduces and explains SMART Board interactive whiteboards, computer-based white boards that are becoming widespread in classrooms and boardrooms around the worldCovers essential topics ranging from setting up a SMART Board interactive whiteboards to managing contentProvides the tools SMART Board interactive whiteboard users need to make the most of these new devicesThe go-to guide for anyone working with SMART Board interactive whiteboards, SMART® Board Interactive Whiteboard For Dummies is designed to make using the chalkboards of the twenty-first century a cinch.
Smart but Scattered: The Revolutionary "Executive Skills" Approach to Helping Kids Reach Their Potentialby Peg Dawson Richard Guare
Dawson and Guare (psychology, Center for Learning and Attention Disorders) have written this guide for parents who need their children to develop "executive skills," or the ability to complete tasks and solve problems in a timely and organized manner. The authors provide step-by-step instructions on how to identify the strengths and weaknesses of these children, and how to prepare a customized set of behavioral exercises that will motivate them toward improved work and study habits while controlling impulsive or emotional behaviors. A chapter is also included to help parents identify behavioral issues, such as attention-deficit disorders, that may require professional intervention. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Compelling stories that present a new view of ADHD Smart but Stuck offers 15 true and compelling stories about intelligent, capable teens and adults who have gotten "stuck" at school, work, and/or in social relationships because of their ADHD. Dr. Brown highlights the often unrecognized role that emotions play in this complex disorder. He explains why even very bright people with ADHD get stuck because they can focus well on some tasks that interest them, but often can't focus adequately on other important tasks and relationships. The first book to explain and illustrate the crucial role of emotions in the daily functioning of those living with ADHD Brown, Associate Director of the Yale Clinic for Attention & Related Disorders, is an internationally known authority on ADHD Drawing on the latest research findings, the book describes strategies and treatments for getting "unstuck" to move on to a more rewarding and productive life.
Smart But Stuck: How Resilience Frees Imprisoned Intelligence from Learning Disabilities, Second Editionby Myrna Orenstein
Smart But Stuck, Second Edition, is an updated look at how smart people with learning gaps can not only overcome them, but become successful in learning-and life. The new edition of this classic explores the emotional aspects of learning disabilities and imprisoned intelligence, showing how-and why-smart people with learning disabilities are resilient, and how they help themselves to struggle, survive, and achieve.
Proven techniques to master the art of the cold callCold calling is not only one of the fastest and most profitable ways to initiate a new sales contact and build business; it's also one of the most dreaded--for the salesperson and the recipient. Smart Calling has the solution: Art Sobczak's proven, never-experience-rejection-again system. Now in an updated 2nd Edition, it offers even smarter tips and techniques for prospecting new business while minimizing fear and rejection.While other books on cold calling dispense long-perpetuated myths such "prospecting is a numbers game," and salespeople need to "love rejection," this book will empower readers to take action, call prospects, and get a yes every time. Updated information reflects changes and advances in the information gathering that comprises the "smart" part of the callingFurther enhances the value and credibility of the book by including more actual examples and success stories from readers and users of the first versionAuthor Art Sobczak's monthly Prospecting and Selling Report newsletter (the longest-running publication of its type) reaches 15,000 readers, and Smart Calling continues to rank in the Top 20 in the Sales books category on amazon.com and has sold over 20,000 copiesConquer your fears and master the art of the cold calling through the genius of Smart Calling, 2nd Edition.
The most comprehensive book on state-of-the-art smart card technology availableUpdated with new international standards and specifications, this essential fourth edition now covers all aspects of smart card in a completely revised structure. Its enlarged coverage now includes smart cards for passports and ID cards, health care cards, smart cards for public transport, and Java Card 3.0.New sub-chapters cover near field communication (NFC), single wire protocol (SWP), and multi megabyte smart cards (microcontroller with NAND-Flash). There are also extensive revisions to chapters on smart card production, the security of smart cards (including coverage of new attacks and protection methods), and contactless card data transmission (ISO/IEC 10536, ISO/IEC 14443, ISO/IEC 15693).This edition also features:additional views to the future development of smart cards, such as USB, MMU, SWP, HCI, Flash memory and their usage; new internet technologies for smart cards; smart card web server, HTTP-Protocol, TCP/IP, SSL/TSL; integration of the new flash-based microcontrollers for smart cards (until now the usual ROM-based microcontrollers), and; a completely revised glossary with explanations of all important smart card subjects (600 glossary terms). Smart Card Handbook is firmly established as the definitive reference to every aspect of smart card technology, proving an invaluable resource for security systems development engineers. Professionals and microchip designers working in the smart card industry will continue to benefit from this essential guide. This book is also ideal for newcomers to the field.The Fraunhofer Smart Card Award was presented to the authors for the Smart Card Handbook, Third Edition in 2008.