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📒Road Of Stars To Santiago ✍ Edward F. Stanton
✏Road of Stars to Santiago Book Summary : Revelations of abuse at Baghdad's Abu Ghraib prison and the U.S. detention camp at Guantnamo Bay had repercussions extending beyond the worldwide media scandal that ensued. The controversy surrounding photos and descriptions of inhumane treatment of enemy prisoners of war, or EPWs, from the war on terror marked a watershed momentin the study of modern warfare and the treatment of prisoners of war. Amid allegations of human rights violations and war crimes, one question stands out among the rest: Was the treatment of America's most recent prisoners of war an isolated event or part of a troubling and complex issue that is deeply rooted in our nation's military history?Military expert Robert C. Doyle's The Enemy in Our Hands: America's Treatment of Prisoners of War from the Revolution to the War on Terror draws from diverse sources to answer this question. Historical as well as timely in its content, this work examines America's major wars and past conflicts -- among them, the American Revolution, the Civil War, World Wars I and II, and Vietnam -- to provide understanding of the UnitedStates' treatment of military and civilian prisoners. The Enemy in Our Hands offers a new perspective of U.S. military history on the subject of EPWs and suggests that the tactics employed to manage prisoners of war are unique and disparate from one conflict tothe next. In addition to other vital information, Doyle provides a cultural analysis and exploration of U.S. adherence to international standards of conduct, including the 1929 Geneva Convention in each war. Although wars are not won or lost on the basis of how EPWs are treated, the treatment of prisoners is one of the measures by which history's conquerors are judged.
✏On the Future of our Educational Institutions Homer and Classical Philology Book Summary :
📒Now You See Me ✍ Lesley Glaister
✏Now You See Me Book Summary : Lamb secretly inhabits the cellar of an elderly man for whom she cleans, her life a precarious balancing act, until she meets Doggo, a young criminal on the run. Glimpsing in one another the possibility of finding solace, and maybe even love, they must first learn to trust each other.
📒Lies ✍ Enrique de Heriz
✏Lies Book Summary : Secrets and Lies meets Heart of Darkness What does it really mean to be dead? This is the question that vexes Isobel because as far as the outside world is concerned she is dead. The book springs from a case of mistaken identity. Isobel, mother of three adult children and an anthropologist has officially been pronounced dead following a boat accident in a remote part of the Guatemalan jungle. But Isobel is very much alive and is hiding in a remote shack in the jungle. She isn't ready to tell the world she's still alive and she's not sure whether she ever will. The news of her own death is especially ironic because as an anthropologist, she studies death rituals. Serena, Isobel's daughter, studies weather. Her father has some form of Alzheimer's and with her mother now supposedly dead, she is trying to write the family history before it is lost. Above all, she is obsessed with the story of Simon, her father's father who was in a shipwreck and survived three days at sea before being rescued. The story of his life has become a family legend together with the tales her father told about The Battle of Formigues and the story of Li Po. Ever since she was a child, Serena has been tantalised by these stories, always asking questions, turning the 'facts' over in her mind, always trying to piece the 'truth' together. Yet the irony is that she isn't investigating the one story she really should.
📒Me Myself And Him ✍ E.N. Joy
✏Me Myself and Him Book Summary : Locksie grew up in the church—against her will—thanks to her holier than thou mother. But now that she's all grown up, she's her own woman, and church is the last thing on her mind. Her live-in boyfriend, Dawson, is the first. Locksie has shared a wonderful three years with Dawson without half the drama that she hears about from the clients in the salon she manages. But lately, Locksie is beginning to feel as though something is missing from her near perfect romance. When she goes to her favorite aunt, Mary, for some guidance, she doesn't like the direction her aunt is trying to steer her in. Locksie quickly realizes, though, that she can run from her problems, but she can't hide from the truth. Hannah is one of Locksie's faithful clients who tries to offer her some advice, but Hannah's got issues of her own. She's struggling to forgive her husband for cheating, all while being a stepmother to the child who was a result of his affair. The child's mother taunts Hannah every chance she gets. In Me, Myself and Him, these women are torn between holding on to the men they love, or having to let go for the one thing that's missing from their lives.
📒The Wacky World Of Womanhood ✍ Vicky DeCoster
✏The Wacky World of Womanhood Book Summary : In The Wacky World of Womanhood, Vicky DeCoster shares her humorous personal essays on childhood crises, dating dilemmas, marriage mishaps, parenthood pitfalls, and mid-life mayhem. Vicky's laugh-out-loud stories are true and heartwarming, and offer an inside look at the wacky world of womanhood.
📒The Methodist Experience In America Volume 2 ✍ Russell E. Richey
✏The Methodist Experience in America Volume 2 Book Summary : Commissioned by the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry for use in United Methodist doctrine/polity/history courses. From a Sunday school teacher's account of a typical Sunday morning to letters from presidents, from architects' opinions for and against the Akron Plan to impassioned speeches demanding full rights for African Americans, women, homosexuals, and laity in the Church, this riveting collection of documents will interest scholars, clergy, and laity alike. This Sourcebook, part of the two-volume set The Methodist Experience in America, contains documents from between 1760 and 1998 pertaining to the movements constitutive of American United Methodism. The editors identify over two hundred documents by date, primary agent, and central theme or important action. The documents are organized on a strictly chronological basis, by the date of the significant action in the excerpt. Charts, graphs, timelines, and graphics are also included. The Sourcebook has been constructed to be used with the Narrative volume in which the interpretation of individual documents, discussions of context, details about events and individuals, and treatment of the larger developments can be found.
📒Apologies ✍ Plato
✏Apologies Book Summary : Plato and Xenophon: Apologies compares two key dialogues on the death of Socrates. Socrates was accused of impiety and corrupting the youth of ancient Athens and was tried, convicted, imprisoned, and executed. Both Plato and Xenophon make clear that the charges were not brought forward in the spirit of true piety, and that Socrates was a man of real virtue and beneficence. To this day, his trial and execution remain a mark upon the democracy that put him to death. These dialogues underscore the limitations of democratic relativism and emphasize the nature of philosophy or the free mind. Plato’s Apology of Socrates is both poetry and an act of reformation, justifying the life of philosophy, challenging the authority of the pagan gods and heroes, and introducing Socrates as a heroic and even divine figure. In contrast, Xenophon’s Socrates is not dialectical and otherworldly, but makes a different appeal for philosophy. From Xenophon emerges the heroic tradition of Plutarch with its reflections on the virtues and vices of great historical men. Focus Philosophical Library translations are close to and are non-interpretative of the original text, with the notes and a glossary intending to provide the reader with some sense of the terms and the concepts as they were understood by Plato and Xenophon’s immediate audience.
📒The Puppet Master ✍ David A. Xavier
✏The Puppet Master Book Summary : Oliver Soames is a Detective Sergeant in the Metropolitan Police Service who is called out to an apparent open-and-shut murder-suicide which turns out to be the doorway into a world he never knew existed. All around us are Strangers people with unique abilities to do things that most of us cannot. Soames finds himself inducted into the Metropolitan Special Circumstances Executive - a secret branch of the police force dedicated to monitoring the Strangers, and ensuring that they do not disrupt the lives of those around them. The only problem is that there appears to be a murderer on the loose - and it is one of them
📒Fostering The Forgotten Child ✍ James N. I
✏Fostering the Forgotten Child Book Summary : The text is about a single parent's choice to become a foster parent to very difficult boys. In here, readers will discover several Do's and Don'ts for dealing with children as it shares the myths versus the facts of foster care and adoption options. Not only will you learn more about the challenge of taking care of foster kids in modern society, you will also find out that some out-of-the-box ways to address daily issues. How should one parent tackle the hygiene issues of the child? How should they be disciplined? The answers to these tough questions are just waiting to be discovered by you.