Promises Made Under Fire

Author: Charlie Cochrane

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1426895127

Category: Fiction

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France, 1915 Lieutenant Tom Donald envies everything about fellow officer Frank Foden—his confidence, his easy manner with the men in the trenches, the affectionate letters from his wife. Frank shares these letters happily, drawing Tom into a vicarious friendship with a woman he's never met. Although the bonds of friendship forged under fire are strong, Tom can't be so open with Frank—he's attracted to men and could never confess that to anyone. When Frank is killed in no-man's-land, he leaves behind a mysterious request for Tom: to deliver a sealed letter to a man named Palmer. Tom undertakes the commission while on leave—and discovers that almost everything he thought he knew about Frank is a lie… 18,000 words

Israel Under Fire

The Prophetic Chain of Events That Threatens the Middle East

Author: John Ankerberg,Jimmy DeYoung

Publisher: Harvest House Publishers

ISBN: 0736934545

Category:

Page: 224

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Israel Under Fire has the key ingredients for readers who track today's news, scriptural predictions, and Israel: Penetrating evaluation of Middle East events Expert understanding of Bible prophecy and end-times happenings Incisive Q-and-A with religious and political leaders such as Benjamin Netanyahu, former Israeli prime minister; Moshe Arens, three-time Israeli defense minister; and Adnan Husseini, Yasser Arafat's cousin and Palestinian Authority spokesman Ankerberg and DeYoung, co-host of Day of Discovery and noted prophecy expert, examine signs that point--now--toward apocalyptic conflict: Temple rebuilding Jewish religious leaders plan it on a site still controlled by Islam. Threats to Israel internally, a burgeoning Arab population; externally, instability from the Palestinians' Hamas-Fatah split. Iran's intentions: to "wipe Israel off the map..".possibly utilizing nuclear weapons. Readers will gain unparalleled insight into the massive historical currents converging on Israel...and promising to generate inescapable consequences for the West.

The Fulfillment of Promises Made

The Personal Journey of an American Orphan in China in Time of War

Author: Yulin Yao

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1462802613

Category: Fiction

Page: 314

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Yulin Yao is a native of China. He received his MD from the National Defense Medical Center in Taipei, Taiwan. He immigrated to New York City where he completed his postdoctoral training in internal medicine. He served at the U.S. Air Force Medical Center on Clark Air Force Base in the Philippines and was medical director for the Geriatric Unit at the Coatesville VA Medical Center in Pennsylvania. He practiced medicine in Kingston, New York, for twenty-five years where he also served as chair of the Medical Department at Benedictine Hospital. He loves to write and has many published short novels to his credit. He started his writing career in Taiwan during his college years, using the income to help pay his tuition. In 2006 and 2008, he won prizes for four short novels written in Chinese.

Journalism Under Fire

Protecting the Future of Investigative Reporting

Author: Stephen Gillers

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231547331

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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A healthy democracy requires vigorous, uncompromising investigative journalism. But today the free press faces a daunting set of challenges: in the face of harsh criticism from powerful politicians and the threat of lawsuits from wealthy individuals, media institutions are confronted by an uncertain financial future and stymied by a judicial philosophy that takes a narrow view of the protections that the Constitution affords reporters. In Journalism Under Fire, Stephen Gillers proposes a bold set of legal and policy changes that can overcome these obstacles to protect and support the work of journalists. Gillers argues that law and public policy must strengthen the freedom of the press, including protection for news gathering and confidential sources. He analyzes the First Amendment’s Press Clause, drawing on older Supreme Court cases and recent dissenting opinions to argue for greater press freedom than the Supreme Court is today willing to recognize. Beyond the First Amendment, Journalism Under Fire advocates policies that facilitate and support the free press as a public good. Gillers proposes legislation to create a publicly funded National Endowment for Investigative Reporting, modeled on the national endowments for the arts and for the humanities; improvements to the Freedom of Information Act; and a national anti-SLAPP law, a statute to protect media organizations from frivolous lawsuits, to help journalists and the press defend themselves in court. Gillers weaves together questions of journalistic practice, law, and policy into a program that can ensure a future for investigative reporting and its role in our democracy.

Emotions, Values, and the Law

Author: John Deigh

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199843953

Category: Law

Page: 264

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Emotions, Values, and the Law brings together ten of John Deigh's essays written over the past fifteen years. In the first five essays, Deigh ask questions about the nature of emotions and the relation of evaluative judgment to the intentionality of emotions, and critically examines the cognitivist theories of emotion that have dominated philosophy and psychology over the past thirty years. A central criticism of these theories is that they do not satisfactorily account for the emotions of babies or animals other than human beings. Drawing on this criticism, Deigh develops an alternative theory of the intentionality of emotions on which the education of emotions explains how human emotions, which innately contain no evaluative thought, come to have evaluative judgments as their principal cognitive component. The second group of five essays challenge the idea of the voluntary as essential to understanding moral responsibility, moral commitment, political obligation, and other moral and political phenomena that have traditionally been thought to depend on people's will. Each of these studies focuses on a different aspect of our common moral and political life and shows, contrary to conventional opinion, that it does not depend on voluntary action or the exercise of a will constituted solely by rational thought. Together, the essays in this collection represent an effort to shift our understanding of the phenomena traditionally studied in moral and political philosophy from that of their being products of reason and will, operating independently of feeling and sentiment to that of their being manifestations of the work of emotion. "Deigh's writing is clear and precise, his arguments are strong, and he uses a wide range of real world examples that give his essays a vibrant and very readable character." - Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews "I believe that Deigh is as clear-headed and insightful a philosopher as is currently at work today in the areas of moral, political, and legal philosophy and moral psychology, and I believe these essays beautifully demonstrate his many virtues." - Herbert Morris, University of California, Low Angeles Law School "[John Deigh] has acquired a very good knowledge of a field which he has very much made his own. No one writes better or thinks more productively on that area of thought where the theory of the emotions, psychoanalysis, value theory, and the theory of law intersect. And if we closely connect the name Deigh with this particular concatenation of topics, I believe that very soon there will be a number of voices clamoring to be heard in this area." - Richard Wollheim, University of California, Berkeley

Cooperation under Fire

Anglo-German Restraint during World War II

Author: Jeffrey W. Legro

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 0801469902

Category: History

Page: 272

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Why do nations cooperate even as they try to destroy each other? Jeffrey Legro explores this question in the context of World War II, the "total" war that in fact wasn't. During the war, combatant states attempted to sustain agreements limiting the use of three forms of combat considered barbarous—submarine attacks against civilian ships, strategic bombing of civilian targets, and chemical warfare. Looking at how these restraints worked or failed to work between such fierce enemies as Hitler's Third Reich and Churchill's Britain, Legro offers a new understanding of the dynamics of World War II and the sources of international cooperation. While traditional explanations of cooperation focus on the relations between actors, Cooperation under Fire examines what warring nations seek and why they seek it—the "preference formation" that undergirds international interaction. Scholars and statesmen debate whether it is the balance of power or the influence of international norms that most directly shapes foreign policy goals. Critically assessing both explanations, Legro argues that it was, rather, the organizational cultures of military bureaucracies—their beliefs and customs in waging war—that decided national priorities for limiting the use of force in World War II. Drawing on documents from Germany, Britain, the United States, and the former Soviet Union, Legro provides a compelling account of how military cultures molded state preferences and affected the success of cooperation. In its clear and cogent analysis, this book has significant implications for the theory and practice of international relations.

Weapons Under Fire

Author: Lauren Holland

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135594309

Category: Political Science

Page: 300

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First Published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Halsted's Digest of the Law of Evidence

Embracing the Rules Established by Writers of Acknowledged Authority, and Affirmed by the Decisions of the Federal Courts, and the Courts of All the States, Down to the Present Time, with Copious References to English Adjudications

Author: Jacob R. Halsted

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Evidence (Law)

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The Modern Law of Contract

Author: Richard Stone

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9781859418826

Category: Law

Page: 512

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The Modern Law of Contractbuilds on the success of the popular Principlesof Contract Law. Taking account of a variety of theoretical approaches: economic, sociological and empirical, the book combines meticulous examination of authorities and commentary with a modern and contextual approach. The range of material covered, combined with an accessible style, means that this book meets the needs of all undergraduate contract courses, enabling students to gain a profound understanding of this pivotal field. It will also be useful for students studying contract law as part of another discipline.

Coming Out Under Fire

The History of Gay Men and Women in World War II

Author: Allan Bérubé

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 9780807899649

Category: Social Science

Page: 416

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During World War II, as the United States called on its citizens to serve in unprecedented numbers, the presence of gay Americans in the armed forces increasingly conflicted with the expanding antihomosexual policies and procedures of the military. In Coming Out Under Fire, Allan Berube examines in depth and detail these social and political confrontation--not as a story of how the military victimized homosexuals, but as a story of how a dynamic power relationship developed between gay citizens and their government, transforming them both. Drawing on GIs' wartime letters, extensive interviews with gay veterans, and declassified military documents, Berube thoughtfully constructs a startling history of the two wars gay military men and women fough--one for America and another as homosexuals within the military. Berube's book, the inspiration for the 1995 Peabody Award-winning documentary film of the same name, has become a classic since it was published in 1990, just three years prior to the controversial "don't ask, don't tell" policy, which has continued to serve as an uneasy compromise between gays and the military. With a new foreword by historians John D'Emilio and Estelle B. Freedman, this book remains a valuable contribution to the history of World War II, as well as to the ongoing debate regarding the role of gays in the U.S. military.

Under Fire

Author: Fred Burton,Samuel M. Katz

Publisher: Icon Books Ltd

ISBN: 1848317298

Category: Political Science

Page: 320

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Benghazi, Libya. 9/11/2012. Just over a year after the fall of Gaddafi, and on the eleventh anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, a group of heavily armed Islamic terrorists had their sights set on the U.S. diplomatic and intelligence presence in the city. In the prolonged attack, four Americans died, including the American ambassador to Libya, Christopher Stevens, the Information Officer Sean Smith, and two former Navy SEALs, Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty, working for the Central Intelligence Agency. Based on confidential eyewitness sources within the intelligence, diplomatic, and military communities, Under Fire is the terrifying account of that night, and of a desperate last stand amid the chaos of rebellion.

Conduct Under Fire

Four American Doctors and Their Fight for Life as Prisoners of the Japanese, 1941-1945

Author: John A. Glusman

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101117842

Category: History

Page: 608

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The fierce, bloody battles of Bataan and Corregidor in the Philippines are legendary in the annals of World War II. Those who survived faced the horrors of life as prisoners of the Japanese. In Conduct Under Fire, John A. Glusman chronicles these events through the eyes of his father, Murray, and three fellow navy doctors captured on Corregidor in May 1942. Here are the dramatic stories of the fall of Bataan, the siege of “the Rock,” and the daily struggles to tend the sick, wounded, and dying during some of the heaviest bombardments of World War II. Here also is the desperate war doctors and corpsmen waged against disease and starvation amid an enemy that viewed surrender as a disgrace. To survive, the POWs functioned as a family. But the ties that bind couldn’t protect them from a ruthless counteroffensive waged by American submarines or from the B-29 raids that burned Japan’s major cities to the ground. Based on extensive interviews with American, British, Australian, and Japanese veterans, as well as diaries, letters, and war crimes testimony, this is a harrowing account of a brutal clash of cultures, of a race war that escalated into total war. Like Flags of Our Fathers and Ghost Soldiers, Conduct Under Fire is a story of bravery on the battlefield and ingenuity behind barbed wire, one that reveals the long shadow the war cast on the lives of those who fought it.

Tested in the Fire of Hell

Author: Richard J Vnuk

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1450046940

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 207

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Although many young Americans are highly trained to be skilled soldiers, they have little or no training in dealing with the realities of combat. They have not been trained to deal with the consequences of war, namely: psychological injuries, deaths of close friends, and the betrayal of what is morally right. All this has lead to soldiers experiencing a spiritual death and emotional numbness. The church and the government have ignored the soldiers who have been acting out. “Silencing the survivor”, is not working, too many soldiers are suffering and it is time for the church and government to aid these heroic warriors. This is a personal story of my struggle with my conscience and what I was asked to do. It is a story of my battle with the psychological consequences of war and the spiritual battle that took place within my soul as I tried to recover from the horrors of war. I in hope that it will help other young men and women deal with the realities of war.

Learning Under Fire

The 112th Cavalry Regiment in World War II

Author: James Scott Powell

Publisher: Texas A&M University Press

ISBN: 1603443525

Category:

Page: 242

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Thrown into the heart of war with little training--and even less that would apply to the battles in which they were engaged--the units of the 112th Cavalry Regiment faced not only the Japanese enemy, but a rugged environment for which they were ill-prepared. They also grappled with the continuing challenge of learning new military skills and tactics across ever-shifting battlefields. The 112th Cavalry Regiment entered federal service in November 1940 as war clouds gathered thick on the horizon. By July 1942, the 112th was headed for the Pacific theater. As the war neared its end, the regiment again had to shift its focus quickly from an anticipated offensive on the Japanese home islands to becoming part of the occupation force in the land of a conquered enemy. James S. Powell thoroughly mines primary documents and buttresses his story with pertinent secondary accounts as he explores in detail the ways in which this military unit adapted to the changing demands of its tactical and strategic environment. He demonstrates that this learning was not simply a matter of steadily building on experience and honing relevant skills. It also required discovering shortcomings and promptly taking action to improve--often while in direct contact with the enemy.

Transformation Under Fire

Revolutionizing how America Fights

Author: Douglas A. Macgregor

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275981921

Category: History

Page: 300

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Are we prepared to meet the challenges of the next war? What should our military look like? What lessons have we learned from recent actions in Afghanistan and Iraq? Macgregor has captured the attention of key leaders and inspired a genuine public debate on military reform. Macgregor's controversial ideas, favored by the current Bush administration, would reduce timelines for deployment, enhance responsiveness to crises, and permit rapid decision-making and planning.

L. A. Under Fire

Author: Tierney S. Hamilton

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1477105123

Category: Fiction

Page: 133

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Kristen Johnson is normally a strong, independent, thirty year old woman. However, when faced with divorce from a man she has been with since high school her strength and independence becomes harder to keep a hold on. His prolonged affairs with numerous women have finally taken its tollon him. With two small children, she is faced with the decision to grow stronger or fall to pieces. After winning a contest to be part of a televised program that would give her the body of her dreams, she chooses to face life head on. Leaving her children in Colorado Springs, Colorado with her ex-husband, she heads to Los Angeles for the 8-week process that will change her life. Through the process, she meets an extremely well known actor whom she has admired for years. Her relationship with Jake Hendricks grows stronger each day that they spend together. On the night before her flight back to reality, terror strikes Los Angeles and Kristen and Jake are caught in the middle. Through the terror of the situation that she has found herself in, she has to choose whether to fight or hide while finding love within a man she never dreamed she would even meet. Together they face an evil that few people have faced before. Evil that comes from one mans passion for revenge.

Once in a House on Fire

Picador Classic

Author: Andrea Ashworth

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1447275136

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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With an introduction by Eimear McBride A devastatingly powerful, moving and uplifting memoir - now a classic of its genre - that inspired others to tell their own true life stories. When our stepfather staggered home reeking of whisky, ceramic hit the wall. We got used to the smash and the next-day stain, but eventually the wallpaper began to fade . . . For Andrea Ashworth, home is not a place of comfort and solace, but of violence and fear. Her father died when she was five, leaving her close-knit, loving family to battle with poverty, abuse and the long shadow of depression. But from the ashes of 1970s Manchester and the hardships of her coming-of-age in the late 1980s, Andrea finds the courage to rise . . . Written with eye-opening honesty, rare beauty and intense power, Once in a House on Fire is a ground-breaking memoir, endearing in its humour and compassion, and life-affirming in its portrait of terrible circumstances triumphantly overcome.

Peter Singer Under Fire

The Moral Iconoclast Faces His Critics

Author: Jeffrey A. Schaler

Publisher: Open Court

ISBN: 0812697693

Category: Philosophy

Page: 640

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One of the leading ethical thinkers of the modern age, Peter Singer has repeatedly been embroiled in controversy. Protesters in Germany closed down his lectures, mistakenly thinking he was advocating Nazi views on eugenics. Conservative publisher Steve Forbes withdrew generous donations to Princeton after Singer was appointed professor of bioethics. His belief that infanticide is sometimes morally justified has appalled people from all walks of life. Peter Singer Under Fire gives a platform to his critics on many contentious issues. Leaders of the disability rights group Not Dead Yet attack Singer’s views on disability and euthanasia. Economists criticize the effectiveness of his ideas for solving global poverty. Philosophers expose problems in Singer’s theory of utilitarianism and ethicists refute his position on abortion. Singer’s engaging “Intellectual Autobiography” explains how he came by his controversial views, while detailed replies to each critic reveal further surprising aspects of his unique outlook.

Concern, the sources of values under fire in Cows Island

Author: Antoine A. Raphael

Publisher: Antoine A Raphael

ISBN: 0557295998

Category:

Page: 348

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As the title indicates, the sources of values (art, religion, politics, philosophy, science) have been questioned in this story. They do have their claims; however,they fail to change the world. Concern is a very exciting reading.