Provides a fresh perspective on the fate of Africa. This work celebrates the enduring potential of the human spirit, and reminds us that change is always possible.
When LGen. Romeo Dallaire received the call to serve as force commander of the UN Assistance Mission for Rwanda, he thought he was heading off to Africa to help two warring parties achieve a peace both sides wanted.
Features a memoir from one of the CIA's top field officers. The author recounts his career as a ground soldier in the CIA's war on terrorism. This work talks about the strategic alliance Osama bin Laden forged with Iran in 1996 and the planned coup d'etat against Saddam Hussein and how it was aborted by the National Security Council.
People, not abstract ideas, make history and in this volume A.N. Wilson has pieced together hundreds of different lives to tell a story - one that is still unfinished in our own day. Here are the poor and obscure as well as the lofty and famous - each in the very act of creating the Victorian age.
Biography & autobiography/Modern fictionSubtitled, The Adventures Of A Reluctant Messiah. Bach's classic 1977 follow-up to the bestselling Jonathan Livingston Seagull. Repackaged for a new generation.
In 1997, Tony Blair won the biggest Labour victory in history to sweep the party to power and end eighteen years of Conservative government. He has been one of the most dynamic leaders of modern times. This title reveals this unique political and personal journey, providing an insight into the man, the politician and the statesman.
How people succeed - and how you can, too.
***Sunday Times no. 1 bestseller*** Alastair Campbell knows all about winning. As Tony Blair's chief spokesman and strategist he helped guide the Labour Party to victory in three successive general elections, and he's fascinated by what it takes to win.
How do sports stars excel, entrepreneurs thrive, or individuals achieve their ambition? Is their ability to win innate? Or is the winning mindset something we can all develop? Drawing on the wisdom of an astonishing array of talented people - from elite athletes to top managers, from rulers of countries to rulers of global business empires - Alastair Campbell uses his forensic skills, as well as his own experience of politics and sport, to get to the heart of success. He examines how winners tick. He considers how they build great teams. He analyses how they deal with unexpected setbacks and new challenges. He judges what the very different worlds of politics, business and sport can learn from one another. And he sets out a blueprint for winning that we can all follow.
In conflicts around the world, there is an increasingly popular weapon system that needs negligible technology, is simple to sustain, has unlimited versatility, and an incredible capacity for both loyalty and barbarism. What are these cheap, renewable, plentiful, sophisticated, and expendable weapons? Children.
This important book is part of a passionate personal mission against the use of child soldiers, by the three-star general who commanded the UN mission in Rwanda.
When Romeo Dallaire was tasked with achieving peace there in 1994, he and his force found themselves caught up in a vortex of civil war and genocide. He left Rwanda a broken man, disillusioned, suicidal, a story he told in the award-winning international sensation Shake Hands with the Devil.
Now, in They Fight Like Soldiers, They Die Like Children, Dallaire provides an emotionally daring and intellectually enlightening introduction to the child soldier phenomenon, as well as concrete solutions for its total eradication.
Dallaire speaks up for those without a voice - children in conflicts around the globe who do not choose to fight, but who through ill-fate and the accident of birth find their way into soldiering. This is a book that addresses one of the most harrowing, urgent and important issues of our time.
Now a major film starring GEORGE CLOONEY, MATT DAMON, CATE BLANCHETT, BILL MURRAY, JOHN GOODMAN, HUGH BONNEVILLE, BOB BALABAN, JEAN DUJARDIN and DIMITRI LEONIDAS.
What if I told you that there was an epic story about World War II that has not been told, involving the most unlikely group of heroes?
What if I told you there was a group of men on the front lines who didn't carry machine guns or drive tanks; a new kind of soldier, one charged with saving, not destroying.
From caves to castles in a thrilling race against time, these men risked their lives daily to save hundreds of thousands of the world's greatest works of art.
THEY were the Monuments Men, and THIS is their extraordinary true story.
'Remarkable' Washington Post 'Engaging, inspiring' Publishers Weekly
When FDR, Winston Churchill and Josef Stalin gathered outside the Crimean city of Yalta in February 1945, they had Hitler's armies on the run, and victory was just a matter of time. Their mission was to forge the decisions that would shape the postwar world, and above all to divide up Europe between Soviet and Western influence.
El Sicario, a fugitive in the US with a $250,000 price tag on his head. He has executed hundreds of people, is an expert in torture, spent years working for the state police, and received training from the FBI. This title offers a series of his confessions.
How did Britain's power and influence decline? Seeking to answer this question, this book begins with the reign of Edward VII, when Great Britain commanded the mightiest empire in the world. It ends with the Coronation of Elizabeth II, when Britain emerged victorious from a world war, but ruined as a world power.
Less than 50,000 years ago mankind had no art, no religion, no sophisticated symbolism. Then, in a dramatic change, all the skills and qualities appeared already fully formed. This work sets out to investigate this mysterious "before-and-after moment" and to discover the truth about the influences that gave birth to the modern human mind.
At thirty-seven, Colonel Count Claus von Stauffenberg, Chief of Staff of the Reich Reserve Army, was a charismatic figure destined for supreme command. The group of conspirators with whom he conceived the plot to kill Hitler in July 1944 was called 'Secret Germany'. In this investigation, his whole life explains a troubled past.
Charts the birth of Freemasonry through the survival of Templar traditions, currents of European thought, the mystery surrounding Rosslyn chapel, and an elite cadre of aristocrats attached as personal bodyguards to the French king. This book reveals its contribution to the fostering of tolerance, progressive values and cohesion in English society.
Takes a look at how each of us can change the world. This title reveals the innovative efforts being made by companies and organizations - and by individuals - to solve problems and save lives both 'down the street and around the world'.
October 27, 1962, a day dubbed Black Saturday in the Kennedy White House. This book tells both the human and the political story of Black Saturday, taking the reader into the White House, the Kremlin and along the entire Cold War battlefront.
Illicit international trade pits governments against well-financed networks of highly dedicated individuals. This book reveals the scale of this dark underground. It uncovers the connections between illegal industries and shows how they join forces to breed lines of business, feed off political instability, foster violence and enable terrorism.
A description of the author's experience of psychiatric therapy with patients who appear manifestly evil which attempts to show that a spiritual or even religious dimension is required to aid in the understanding of human nature.
Mohandas Gandhi and Winston Churchill: India's moral leader and Great Britain's greatest Prime Minister. They remain enduring models of leadership in a democratic society. Yet the truth was Churchill and Gandhi were bitter enemies throughout their lives. This book reveals how that rivalry shaped the twentieth century and beyond.
Explores the fierce geo-political struggle behind the heroic vision of the canal, and the immense engineering and medical battles that were fought. Using diaries, memoirs, newspapers and private letters, this work weaves in the stories of the ordinary men and women who worked on the canal and their everyday life on the construction.
Analysis of America's political actions. Using secret National Security Council planning documents and taking post-war Europe and Central America as paradigms, this book examines America's aggressive colonialist policy. It draws alarming connections between its repression of information inside the US and its aggressive empire-building abroad.