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

A Promise of Fire

Author: Amanda Bouchet

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 1492626023

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2016! An NPR Best Book of 2016! "I can say, without a doubt, that A Promise of Fire is going on my keeper shelf...I cannot remember the last time I wanted to both savor and devour a book." — Smart Bitches, Trashy Books KINGDOMS WILL RISE AND FALL FOR HER... BUT NOT IF SHE CAN HELP IT Catalia "Cat" Fisa lives disguised as a soothsayer in a traveling circus. She is perfectly content avoiding the danger and destiny the Gods-and her homicidal mother-have saddled her with. That is, until Griffin, an ambitious warlord from the magic-deprived south, fixes her with his steely gaze and upsets her illusion of safety forever. Griffin knows Cat is the Kingmaker, the woman who divines the truth through lies. He wants her as a powerful weapon for his newly conquered realm-until he realizes he wants her for much more than her magic. Cat fights him at every turn, but Griffin's fairness, loyalty, and smoldering advances make him increasingly hard to resist and leave her wondering if life really does have to be short, and lived alone. The Kingmaker Chronicles: A Promise of Fire (Book 1) Breath of Fire (Book 2, coming January 2017) Heart on Fire (Book 3, coming Fall 2017) Praise for The Kingmaker Chronicles "Breath of Fire is a heart-pounding and joyous romantic adventure that swept me away. Amanda Bouchet's talent is striking."—NALINI SINGH, New York Times bestselling author on Breath of Fire More Praise for A Promise of Fire: "I cannot remember the last time I wanted to both savor and devour a book." —Smart Bitches, Trashy Books "An exquisite high-fantasy romance with masterful worldbuilding." —Kirkus STARRED Review "Fantasy romance at its finest! You will fall in love with these delicious characters." —Darynda Jones, New York Times bestselling author of the Charley Davidson series "Bouchet skillfully melds the genres while crafting a sexy, emotional romance."—Sarah MacLean, The Washington Post "A Promise of Fire made me laugh out loud more than once."—Thea Harrison, New York Times bestselling author of the Elder Races series

Rose Under Fire

Author: Elizabeth Wein

Publisher: Disney Electronic Content

ISBN: 1423198697

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 368

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While flying an Allied fighter plane from Paris to England, American ATA pilot and amateur poet, Rose Justice, is captured by the Nazis and sent to Ravensbrück, the notorious woman's concentration camp. Trapped in horrific circumstances, Rose finds hope in the impossible through the loyalty, bravery and friendship of her fellow prisoners. But will that be enough to endure the fate that's in store for her? Elizabeth Wein, author of the critically-acclaimed and best-selling Code Name Verity, delivers another stunning WWII thriller. The unforgettable story of Rose Justice is forged from heart-wrenching courage, resolve, and the slim, bright chance of survival.

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.

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.

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.

Fire and Fury

Inside the Trump White House

Author: Michael Wolff

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company

ISBN: 1250158079

Category: Political Science

Page: 336

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#1 New York Times Bestseller With extraordinary access to the West Wing, Michael Wolff reveals what happened behind-the-scenes in the first nine months of the most controversial presidency of our time in Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House. Since Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States, the country—and the world—has witnessed a stormy, outrageous, and absolutely mesmerizing presidential term that reflects the volatility and fierceness of the man elected Commander-in-Chief. This riveting and explosive account of Trump’s administration provides a wealth of new details about the chaos in the Oval Office, including: -- What President Trump’s staff really thinks of him -- What inspired Trump to claim he was wire-tapped by President Obama -- Why FBI director James Comey was really fired -- Why chief strategist Steve Bannon and Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner couldn’t be in the same room -- Who is really directing the Trump administration’s strategy in the wake of Bannon’s firing -- What the secret to communicating with Trump is -- What the Trump administration has in common with the movie The Producers Never before in history has a presidency so divided the American people. Brilliantly reported and astoundingly fresh, Fire and Fury shows us how and why Donald Trump has become the king of discord and disunion. “Essential reading.”—Michael D’Antonio, author of Never Enough: Donald Trump and the Pursuit of Success, CNN.com “Not since Harry Potter has a new book caught fire in this way...[Fire and Fury] is indeed a significant achievement, which deserves much of the attention it has received.”—The Economist

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.

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.

America's Political Class Under Fire

The Twentieth Century's Great Culture War

Author: David A. Horowitz

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135398283

Category: History

Page: 320

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First Published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Courage Under Fire

Author: Candice Poarch

Publisher: Kensington Books

ISBN: 9781583143506

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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Nurse Arlene Taft and Lieutenant Colonel Neal Allen, the brave hero she had cared for after his daring rescue mission at the Pentagon on September 11th, find everlasting love and passion when they are assigned to the same military base months later. Original.

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.

Success on Your Own Terms

6 Promises to Fire Up Your Passion, Ignite Your Career, and Create an Amazing Life

Author: James B. Rosseau

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1504020316

Category: Self-Help

Page: 224

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Create the life you want and custom-tailor your career with innovation-sparking tools and techniques from a business leader with authentic passion. It’s up to you to define success your way. But how? Combine your burning passion with drive, determination, strategy, and commitment to pay it forward; find and nurture mentor support; stay steady on your path; and see the fireworks. Success on Your Own Terms will show you exactly how to: Shift from drift Embrace your passion Promise with purpose Make networking work Change your life—and the lives of others—for the better A business powerhouse who has engineered countless successful partnerships and served companies including Allstate and JPMorgan Chase & Co.—and followed his own artistic journey as a hip-hop musician and entrepreneur—James B. Rosseau Sr. shares his own story, from the neighborhoods of North Philadelphia to the executive boardrooms of Fortune 100 companies, and offers a lifeline for those who want to find true, meaningful success. “The message to the next generation of leaders needs to be ‘embrace your passion.’ This needs to be reinforced . . . in business and life. James Rosseau is on it.” (Mark Berman, president, Mallett Group)

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.

Speech Matters

On Lying, Morality, and the Law

Author: Seana Valentine Shiffrin

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400852528

Category: Philosophy

Page: 248

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To understand one another as individuals and to fulfill the moral duties that require such understanding, we must communicate with each other. We must also maintain protected channels that render reliable communication possible, a demand that, Seana Shiffrin argues, yields a prohibition against lying and requires protection for free speech. This book makes a distinctive philosophical argument for the wrong of the lie and provides an original account of its difference from the wrong of deception. Drawing on legal as well as philosophical arguments, the book defends a series of notable claims—that you may not lie about everything to the "murderer at the door," that you have reasons to keep promises offered under duress, that lies are not protected by free speech, that police subvert their mission when they lie to suspects, and that scholars undermine their goals when they lie to research subjects. Many philosophers start to craft moral exceptions to demands for sincerity and fidelity when they confront wrongdoers, the pressures of non-ideal circumstances, or the achievement of morally substantial ends. But Shiffrin consistently resists this sort of exceptionalism, arguing that maintaining a strong basis for trust and reliable communication through practices of sincerity, fidelity, and respecting free speech is an essential aspect of ensuring the conditions for moral progress, including our rehabilitation of and moral reconciliation with wrongdoers.

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.

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

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.

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.