Shadows of Destruction Origins is the first book of a series in the Shadows of Destruction story line. The origin book details the main character, Greg Martin’s humble beginning and how he dreams up a new unit to help in the real-time Intelligence gathering for the Military to carry out a successful war on terrorism and against rouge nation states whose agenda is to bring down the United States and its allies. The story revolves around modern and near future times but is set in an alternate reality where Psychic abilities are gradually becoming more prevalent. This story takes Greg Martin from his days as a Human Intelligence operative to a Pentagon analyst and a direct aid to General Reinhardt along with his closest friend, Philip Leland. From the East Coast state of Virginia to the desert Post of Fort Huachuca, Arizona, the story takes you from the birth of an idea to the bringing to life a specialized unit of the Army’s intelligence arm known as Military Intelligence Special Operations (MISOP). You will be drawn into a story that sees how a new unit is brought about in the Army and how it is kept secret from the normal operations of the Army and the US Government. Origins will give the reader and the inside story of the MISOP units true nature and how the training phase to become operational is conducted. This tale will keep the reader wondering what will happen next and how the characters come to life with purpose and meaning. Origins is filled with struggles of morality love and the hope of achievement while remaining in the shadows and behind the scene action.
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This book is a memoir of a minister and peace activist in partnership with a whimsical ant to show a lifetime of artifacts in a room that uncovers thinking about peace and justice issues, such as in the following themes: • The values of Jesus and biblical evidence often give preference for insignificance and love for peace. • A history of protests demonstrates against injustices and nuclear weapons. • Disenfranchisement of democracy is like wiping out a colony of ants and tagging them with tiny obituaries. • The end of life is a normal part of nature, and death shows up in layers to enhance the cosmos. A Room Full of Shadows is a valuable resource for thinking deeper about our whimsical insignificance and finding peace in the shadows.
When a selfish enchantress seeks to steal mystical powers from her twin sister, she sentences the world of Lor Mandela and its inhabitants to death. In an effort to preserve itself, the soul of the planet appoints a Child of Balance named Audril Borloc who must solve a prophetic riddle known as the Advantiere. All hope seems lost, however, when shortly after her fourth birthday, Audril disappears without a trace.
Well-known names such as Albert Einstein, Enrico Fermi, J. Robert Oppenheimer, and Edward Teller are usually those that surround the creation of the atom bomb. One name that is rarely mentioned is Leo Szilard, known in scientific circles as “father of the atom bomb.” The man who first developed the idea of harnessing energy from nuclear chain reactions, he is curiously buried with barely a trace in the history of this well-known and controversial topic. Born in Hungary and educated in Berlin, he escaped Hitler’s Germany in 1933 and that first year developed his concept of nuclear chain reactions. In order to prevent Nazi scientists from stealing his ideas, he kept his theories secret, until he and Albert Einstein pressed the US government to research atomic reactions and designed the first nuclear reactor. Though he started his career out lobbying for civilian control of atomic energy, he concluded it with founding, in 1962, the first political action committee for arms control, the Council for a Livable World. Besides his career in atomic energy, he also studied biology and sparked ideas that won others the Nobel Prize. The Salk Institute for Biological Studies in La Jolla, California, where Szilard spent his final days, was developed from his concepts to blend science and social issues.
In a literary thriller about science, power, and the lives of ordinary people, John Keeble tells the story of a woman whose passion for her work puts herself and her family at serious risk. Kate DeShazer is a marine biologist whose research threatens the construction of an oil pipeline in Alaska's Chukchi Sea. A group of extremists, hired by an international petroleum conglomerate, intimidate her, steal her records, and leave her fighting for her life. Her husband Jack and son Travis are pulled into a web of international intrigue and violence as they try to save her. With vivid prose, Keeble brings to life the winter landscape of northern Idaho and southern British Columbia and reveals the interconnectedness of the people within it-from scientists to loggers to white supremacists-as each must answer to the demands of corporate power.
Living in the shadow of their supposed destruction, Eisa and her captain must untangle the web woven around them of deceit and lies to find their way back to their own lives and goals, through revenge. They must travel arm in arm through their own souls and histories to discover where they need to take one another to reclaim their power and freedom.
Page investigates these cultural counter weights through case studies of Manhattan's development, with depictions ranging from private real estate development along Fifth Avenue to Jacob Riis's slum clearance efforts on the Lower East Side, from the elimination of street trees to the efforts to save City Hall from demolition.
A decimated Shiite shrine in Iraq. The smoking World Trade Center site. The scorched cityscape of 1945 Dresden. Among the most indelible scars left by war is the destroyed landscapes, and such architectural devastation damages far more than mere buildings. Robert Bevan argues herethat shattered buildings are not merely “collateral damage,” but rather calculated acts of cultural annihilation. From Hitler’s Kristallnacht to the toppling of Saddam Hussein’s statue in the Iraq War, Bevan deftly sifts through military campaigns and their tactics throughout history, and analyzes the cultural impact and catastrophic consequences of architectural destruction. For Bevan, these actions are nothing less than cultural genocide. Ultimately, Bevan forcefully argues for the prosecution of nations that purposely flout established international treaties against destroyed architecture. A passionate and thought-provoking cri de coeur, The Destruction of Memory raises questions about the costs of war that run deeper than blood and money. “The idea of a global inheritance seems to have fallen by the wayside and lessons that should have long ago been learned are still being recklessly disregarded. This is what makes Bevan’s book relevant, even urgent: much of the destruction of which it speaks is still under way.”—Financial Times Magazine “The message of Robert Bevan’s devastating book is that war is about killing cultures, identities and memories as much as it is about killing people and occupying territory.”—Sunday Times “As Bevan’s fascinating, melancholy book shows, symbolic buildings have long been targeted in and out of war as a particular kind of mnemonic violence against those to whom they are special.”—The Guardian