A Call to Arms Book

A Call to Arms | Download eBook Read Pdf-ePub-Kindle

Download full pdf book A Call to Arms by David Weber,Timothy Zahn,Thomas Pope available in full 368 pages, and make sure to check out other latest books Fiction related to A Call to Arms below.

A Call to Arms

By David Weber,Timothy Zahn,Thomas Pope
  • ISBN Code: : 1625794509
  • Publisher : Baen Publishing Enterprises
  • Pages : 368
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 773
  • Book Compatibility : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Pdf : a-call-to-arms.pdf

Book Excerpt :

From multiple New York Times best selling author David Weber and #1 New York Times best selling author Timothy Zahn. NEW ENTRY IN BEST-SELLING SERIES. Book #2 in the Manticore Ascendant series, set in David Weber's Honorverse. Lieutenant Travis Long of the Royal Manticoran Navy is the sort of person who likes an orderly universe. One where people follow the rules. Unfortunately, he lives in the real universe. The good news is that Travis is one of those rare people who may like rules but has a talent for thinking outside them when everything starts coming apart. That talent has stood him¾and the Star Kingdom¾in good stead in the past, and its one reason hes now a _mustang,Ó an ex-enlisted man whos been given a commission as a Kings officer. The bad news is that two of the best ways of making enemies ever invented are insisting on enforcing the rules . . . and thinking outside them when other people dont. Travis learned that lesson the hard way as a young volunteer in basic training, and he knows that if he could just keep his head down, turn a blind eye to violations of the rules, and avoid stepping on senior officers toes, hed do just fine. But the one rule Travis Long absolutely cant break is the one that says an officer in the Royal Navy does his duty, whatever the consequences. At the moment, there are powerful forces in the young Star Kingdom of Manticores Parliament which dont think they need him. For that matter, theyre pretty sure they dont need the Royal Manticoran Navy, either. After all, what does a sleepy little single-system star nation on the outer edge of the explored galaxy need with a navy? Unhappily for them, the edge of the explored galaxy can be a far more dangerous place than they think it is. Theyre about to find out why they need the Navy . . . and how very, very fortunate they are that Travis Long is in it. At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management). Praise for prequel A Call to Duty: "This exciting book marks the first collaboration of two powerhouses . . . fans of both writers should be quite pleased with the result. Like Robert A. Heinlein and Orson Scott Card, Weber and Zahn are telling a story about a teenage character but writing for readers of all ages."_Booklist "A new series set in the universe of Weber's popular heroine Honor Harrington gets off to a solid start. . . . Cowriters Zahn and Weber do an excellent job alluding to events known to longtime fans. . . . [T]his astronautical adventure is filled with . . . intrigue and political drama."_Publishers Weekly About the Honor Harrington series: _Weber combines realistic, engaging characters with intelligent technological projection and a deep understanding of military bureaucracy in this long-awaited Honor Harrington novelãFans of this venerable space opera will rejoice to see Honor back in action.Ó_Publishers Weekly _. . .everything you could want in a heroine ã. Excellent ã plenty of action.Ó_Science Fiction Age _Brilliant! Brilliant! Brilliant!Ó_Anne McCaffrey _Compelling combat combined with engaging characters for a great space opera adventure.Ó_Locus _Weber combines realistic, engaging characters with intelligent technological projection . . . Fans of this venerable space opera will rejoice . . .Ó_Publishers Weekly About Timothy Zahn: _Zahn keeps the story moving at a breakneck pace, maintaining excitement.Ó¾Publishers Weekly "[Y]ou can count on Timothy Zahn for three things: clean, sparse prose; good pacing; and great action scenes. The first book in the Cobra War series hits all those marks in admirable style and makes for a quick, entertaining sci-fi novel." ¾Blogcritics _[Conquerors Heritage] is another finely wrought space adventure . . . [with] social, political and emotional complications, all of which Zahn treats with his usual skill.Ó¾Booklist _Zahn paints every detail [in Angelmass] with gleamy realism . . . scientific dialogue that streams with starship hardware and military trooper talk . . . immensely appealing.Ó¾Kirkus Review

Recommended Books For Reading


  • A Call to Arms
    A Call to Arms

    A Book written by Maury Klein, published by Bloomsbury Publishing USA 2013-07-16 - 560 pages - part of History books.

    Get eBook
  • Call to Arms
    Call to Arms

    A Book written by W.E.B. Griffin, published by Penguin 1987-09-01 - 384 pages - part of Fiction books.

    Get eBook
  • Tales of an 8-Bit Kitten: A Call to Arms (Book 2)
    Tales of an 8-Bit Kitten: A Call to Arms (Book 2)

    A Book written by Cube Kid, published by Andrews McMeel Publishing 2020-03-31 - 240 pages - part of Juvenile Fiction books.

    Get eBook
  • The Qualitative Manifesto
    The Qualitative Manifesto

    A Book written by Norman K. Denzin, published by Routledge 2018-10-25 - 124 pages - part of Psychology books.

    Get eBook
  • Pain and Prejudice
    Pain and Prejudice

    A Book written by Gabrielle Jackson, published by Greystone Books Ltd 2021-03-08 - pages - part of Health & Fitness books.

    Get eBook
  • A Farewell To Arms
    A Farewell To Arms

    A Book written by Ernest Hemingway, published by Harper Collins 2012-01-31 - 328 pages - part of Fiction books.

    Get eBook
  • Women of the White House
    Women of the White House

    A Book written by Amy Russo, published by Welbeck Publishing Group 2021-06-24 - 192 pages - part of History books.

    Get eBook

Read Also This Books

Don't Let My Past Be Your Future

By Harry Leslie Smith
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Constable
  • Book Code : 1472123468
  • Total of Pages : 192
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 281
  • Pdf File: don-t-let-my-past-be-your-future.pdf

Book Short Summary:

'Harry Leslie Smith is a vital and powerful voice speaking across generations about the struggle for a just society' Jeremy Corbyn THIS A CALL TO ARMS FOR THE MANY, NOT THE FEW: DON'T LET THE PAST BECOME OUR FUTURE Harry Leslie Smith is a great British stalwart. A survivor of the Great Depression, a Second World War veteran, a lifelong Labour supporter and a proud Yorkshire man, Harry's life has straddled two centuries. As a young man, he witnessed a country in crisis with no healthcare, no relief for the poor, and a huge economic gulf between the North and South. Now in his nineties, Harry wanders through the streets of his youth and wonders whether anything has actually changed. Britain is at its most dangerous juncture since Harry's youth - the NHS and social housing are in crisis, whilst Brexit and an unpopular government continue to divide the country - but there is hope. Just as Clement Attlee provided hope in 1945, Labour's triumphant comeback of June 2017 is a beacon of light in this season of discontent. Britain has overcome adversity before and will do so again - a new nation will be forged from the ashes of grave injustice. Moving and passionate, Don't Let My Past be Your Future interweaves memoir and polemic in a call to arms. Above all, this book is a homage to the boundless grace and resilience of the human spirit.

A Call to Arms

By Gerald G. Hogan
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Book Code : 1514451425
  • Total of Pages : 164
  • Category : History
  • Members : 459
  • Pdf File: a-call-to-arms.pdf

Book Short Summary:

In A Call to Arms a highly-decorated World War II U.S. Navy pilot recounts his experiences searching for Nazi submarines in the North Atlantic and providing air support during the Allied invasion of Southern France. Written in 1988 while the author was dying of lung cancer, the book provides a personal account of a Navy pilots life during the war and a thoughtful, and at times excruciating, moral self-evaluation from the point of view of a war veteran as he faces his own mortality many years after the war. Part personal chronicle, part examination of conscience, A Call to Arms is unique among military memoirs.

A Call to Arms

By Alan Lowe
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Book Code : 149698112X
  • Total of Pages : 338
  • Category : History
  • Members : 737
  • Pdf File: a-call-to-arms.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This is an account of the men of Mid Cheshire who answered the call to arms in 1914 and the families they left behind as reported in the local press of the time. The book tells the story of how they joyfully went to war believing it would be "All over by Christmas" before eventually discovering its true horror. You can read how the Cheshire Regiment made a gallant stand at Audregnies which saved the BEF after the Battle of Mons but cost them 78% of their compliment. You will also read of the people at home who tried to carry on without them. How they raised funds to support the war and made "comforts" for their men at the Front and how they gave succour to the many Belgian refugees who came to the area having fled from the German hordes who had invaded their country. On a lighter note you will be informed of the local sports results and of the many people found to be "Drunk and Disorderly" and their punishments. But most of all it is about the men who when the call came to do their duty did so without a moment's hesitation, we should all be proud of their bravery and sacrifice and never forget them.

BattleTech Legends: A Call to Arms

By Loren L. Coleman
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Catalyst Game Labs
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 497
  • Pdf File: battletech-legends.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A UNIVERSE GONE DARK… Months have passed since the interplanetary communications net was destroyed, isolating planets across the Republic of the Sphere and beyond. Achernar is one of the few worlds that still possesses a working Hyperpulse Generator Station, a device that enables communications across the galaxy—and a highly sought-after prize for the splintering factions of the Republic... After failing to qualify as an active MechWarrior, Raul Ortega finds solace in the Republic’s military reserves on Archenar, and dreams of the day he might know the adventure and glory of real combat. The planet’s Republic-loyal forces are supported by a loose alliance with the Swordsworn, a faction pledged to House Davion—whose leaders have an agenda all their own. When the planet falls under siege by yet another splinter group, the Steel Wolves, who are intent on capturing the HPG station, Raul is called up to active duty. But when the Swordsworn desert Archenar in its time of need, Raul discovers there’s little honor in the subtle schemes of treachery and the brutal realities of war...

Knights of the Lion: a Call to Arms

By Joseph Arthur Petrimoulx
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Book Code : 1483691985
  • Total of Pages : 93
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 218
  • Pdf File: knights-of-the-lion.pdf

Book Short Summary:

In the year 2125, the state of Michigan is under martial law. Street gangs and organized crime syndicates have gotten so deadly in their feuds that people are afraid to leave their homes. But a five man team under the leadership of local businessman Jonathan Allen Warwick is about to make their debut under the new LION law (League of Independent Operators Network).

Tales of an 8-Bit Kitten: A Call to Arms (Book 2)

By Cube Kid
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Andrews McMeel Publishing
  • Book Code : 152486210X
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 920
  • Pdf File: tales-of-an-8-bit-kitten.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Best-selling author, Cube Kid, introduces the second book in his series about Eeebs the kitten who lives some incredible adventures in the world of Minecraft. Fans of the Diary of an 8-Bit Warrior series will find familiar, emblematic characters here in the Nether. Now that Eeebs knows he's part of the Prophecy and the coming war against the Eyeless One, he has one goal: find Runt and help him in his quest. While stationed at Villagetown, the little cat tries to find his place among the Lost Legion and learn more about his hidden powers. But life in Villagetown never stays quiet for very long!

Call to Arms

By Charles Messenger
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Weidenfeld & Nicolson
  • Book Code : 1780227590
  • Total of Pages : 576
  • Category : History
  • Members : 823
  • Pdf File: call-to-arms.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This is a comprehensive account of how the British Army coped with and adapted to the enormous challenges and pressures of the First World War -- the first major continental war that the army had had to fight for almost a hundred years. Following the course of the War, both on the Western Front and in other theatres, Charles Messenger tells how the British Army managed the challenges of command, training, technology and new weapons of war. He examines officer selection, medicine, discipline, the manpower crisis of 1918, the integration of women into the forces and many other topics. Based on years of original research, this will become the standard work of reference on the organization and administration of the biggest army Britain has ever put into the field.

African Europeans

By Olivette Otele
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Basic Books
  • Book Code : 1541619935
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : History
  • Members : 103
  • Pdf File: african-europeans.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A dazzling history of Africans in Europe, revealing their unacknowledged role in shaping the continent Conventional wisdom holds that Africans are only a recent presence in Europe. But in African Europeans, renowned historian Olivette Otele debunks this and uncovers a long history of Europeans of African descent. From the third century, when the Egyptian Saint Maurice became the leader of a Roman legion, all the way up to the present, Otele explores encounters between those defined as "Africans" and those called "Europeans." She gives equal attention to the most prominent figures—like Alessandro de Medici, the first duke of Florence thought to have been born to a free African woman in a Roman village—and the untold stories—like the lives of dual-heritage families in Europe's coastal trading towns. African Europeans is a landmark celebration of this integral, vibrantly complex slice of European history, and will redefine the field for years to come.

How to Be Secular

By Jacques Berlinerblau
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : HMH
  • Book Code : 0547518285
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 501
  • Pdf File: how-to-be-secular.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Why secularism isn’t the same thing as atheism—and why it’s crucial for preserving liberty and democracy for all Americans, regardless of their beliefs. Founding father Thomas Jefferson believed that “religion is a matter which lies solely between man and his God,” but these days many people seem to have forgotten this ideal. Conservatives claim America is a “Christian nation” and urge that laws be structured around religious convictions. Hardcore atheists, meanwhile, seek to undermine and attack religion at all levels. Surely there must be a middle ground. In How to Be Secular, Jacques Berlinerblau issues a call to the moderates—those who are tired of the belligerence on the fringes—that we return to America’s long tradition of secularism, which seeks to protect both freedom from and for religion. He looks at the roots of secularism and examines how it should be bolstered and strengthened so that Americans of all stripes can live together peacefully. “Jacques Berlinerblau mounts a careful, judicious, and compelling argument that America needs more secularists. . . . The author’s argument merits a wide hearing and will change the way we think and talk about religious freedom.” —Randall Balmer, author of Thy Kingdom Come: How the Religious Right Distorts FaithandThreatens America

Call to Arms: Iran's Marxist Revolutionaries

By Ali Rahnema
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1786079860
  • Total of Pages : 608
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 877
  • Pdf File: call-to-arms.pdf

Book Short Summary:

On 8 February 1971, Marxist revolutionaries attacked the gendarmerie outpost at the village of Siyahkal in Iran’s Gilan province. Barely two months later, the Iranian People’s Fada’i Guerrillas officially announced their existence and began a long, drawn-out urban guerrilla war against the Shah’s regime. In Call to Arms, Ali Rahnema provides a comprehensive history of the Fada’is, beginning by asking why so many of Iran’s best and brightest chose revolutionary Marxism in the face of absolutist rule. He traces how radicalised university students from different ideological backgrounds morphed into the Marxist Fada’is in 1971, and sheds light on their theory, practice and evolution. While the Fada’is failed to directly bring about the fall of the Shah, Rahnema shows they had a lasting impact on society and they ultimately saw their objective achieved.

A Call To Arms

By Allan Mallinson
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Book Code : 1407067656
  • Total of Pages : 384
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 359
  • Pdf File: a-call-to-arms.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The Sunday Times bestselling author Allan Mallinson, brings us another action-packed and stirring Matthew Hervey adventure. If you like Patrick O'Brian, Bernard Cornwell and CS Forester, this will not disappoint! "A thoroughly satisfying and entertaining read" - THE TIMES "Matthew Hervey has now joined Bernard Cornwell's Sharpe and Patrick O'Brian's Jack Aubrey" - Birmingham Post "After just half-a-dozen pages I was hooked." -- ***** Reader review "An excellent book, when you start reading you cannot put it down. Allan Mallinson at his best!!!" -- ***** Reader review "Essential reading for military buffs" -- ***** Reader review ********************************************************************** India 1819: Matthew Hervey is charged with raising a new troop, and organising transport for India - for he, his men and their horses are to set sail with immediate effect. What Hervey and his soldiers cannot know is that in India they will face a trial for which they are woefully under prepared. A large number of Burmese war-boats are assembled near Chittagong, and the only way to thwart their advance involves a hazardous march through the jungle. Soon Hervey and his troop are in the midst of hot and bloody action once again... A Call To Arms is the fourth book in Allan Mallinson's Matthew Hervey series. His adventures continue in The Sabre's Edge. Have you read his previous adventures A Close Run Thing, The Nizam's Daughters and A Regimental Affair?

A Good War

By Seth Klein
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : ECW Press
  • Book Code : 1773055917
  • Total of Pages : 444
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 791
  • Pdf File: a-good-war.pdf

Book Short Summary:

“This is the roadmap out of climate crisis that Canadians have been waiting for.” — Naomi Klein, activist and New York Times bestselling author of This Changes Everything and The Shock Doctrine • One of Canada’s top policy analysts provides the first full-scale blueprint for meeting our climate change commitments • Contains the results of a national poll on Canadians’ attitudes to the climate crisis • Shows that radical transformative climate action can be done, while producing jobs and reducing inequality as we retool how we live and work. • Deeply researched and targeted specifically to Canada and Canadians while providing a model that other countries could follow Canada needs to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 50% to prevent a catastrophic 1.5 degree increase in the earth’s average temperature — assumed by many scientists to be a critical “danger line” for the planet and human life as we know it. It’s 2020, and Canada is not on track to meet our targets. To do so, we’ll need radical systemic change to how we live and work—and fast. How can we ever achieve this? Top policy analyst and author Seth Klein reveals we can do it now because we’ve done it before. During the Second World War, Canadian citizens and government remade the economy by retooling factories, transforming their workforce, and making the war effort a common cause for all Canadians to contribute to. Klein demonstrates how wartime thinking and community efforts can be repurposed today for Canada’s own Green New Deal. He shares how we can create jobs and reduce inequality while tackling our climate obligations for a climate neutral—or even climate zero—future. From enlisting broad public support for new economic models, to job creation through investment in green infrastructure, Klein shows us a bold, practical policy plan for Canada’s sustainable future. More than this: A Good War offers a remarkably hopeful message for how we can meet the defining challenge of our lives. COVID-19 has brought a previously unthinkable pace of change to the world—one which demonstrates our ability to adapt rapidly when we’re at risk. Many recent changes are what Klein proposes in these very pages. The world can, actually, turn on a dime if necessary. This is the blueprint for how to do it.

Fundamental Concepts in Computer Science

By Erol Gelenbe,Jean-Pierre Kahane
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : World Scientific
  • Book Code : 1848168179
  • Total of Pages : 172
  • Category : Computers
  • Members : 607
  • Pdf File: fundamental-concepts-in-computer-science.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This book presents fundamental contributions to computer science as written and recounted by those who made the contributions themselves. As such, it is a highly original approach to a “living history” of the field of computer science. The scope of the book is broad in that it covers all aspects of computer science, going from the theory of computation, the theory of programming, and the theory of computer system performance, all the way to computer hardware and to major numerical applications of computers. Contents:Böhm's Theorem (S Guerrini et al.)Membrane Computing: History and Brief Introduction (G Paun)Critique of Computational Reason in the Natural Sciences (G Longo)Deterministic Computation with Random G-Networks (E Gelenbe et al.)Assertions: A Personal Perspective (T Hoare)The Call to ARMs (S Furber)Carl Adam Petri and “Petri Nets” (W Brauer & W Reisig)From Stochastic Modeling to Operational Analysis: The Journey Begins (J P Buzen)From Rocket Control to Virtual Design (O Pironneau) Readership: Graduate students, academics, and professionals in the field of computer science. Keywords:Computer Science History;Pioneering Contributions in Computer Science and Engineering;Computer Pioneers;Technical Breakthroughs;Pioneering Authors in Computer ScienceKey Features:The book gives an account of major conceptual and practical developments in computer science, which are presented here by the major contributors themselvesAll of the authors of the book are themselves pioneers of computers and of computer science, rather than people who may recount the major developments from a second-hand perspective

The Call to Arms

By Richard Feltoe
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Dundurn
  • Book Code : 145970441X
  • Total of Pages : 160
  • Category : History
  • Members : 200
  • Pdf File: the-call-to-arms.pdf

Book Short Summary:

From 1812 to 1815 a war was fought between the United States and Britain that decided the destiny and future of North America. The Call to Arms is the first of six books in the series Upper Canada Preserved — War of 1812. Each book in this battlefield-based chronicle combines the best of modern historical research with extensive quotations from original official documents and personal letters to bring to life this crucial period of Canada’s early history. Numerous historical images of locations are counterpointed with comparable modern perspectives to give a true then-and-now effect. Custom-drawn maps are also included to trace the course of individual battles stage-by-stage, while placing and moving the shifting formations of troops across a geographically accurate battlefield. In this first entry in the series, the focus is on the 1812 invasions of Upper Canada: the Battles of Detroit, Queenston Heights, and Frenchman’s Creek, and features such figures as Major General Isaac Brock, Brigadier General William Hull, Major General Roger H. Sheaffe, and Tecumseh, among others.

Harley Quinn Vol. 4: A Call to Arms

By Amanda Conner,Jimmy Palmiotti
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : DC
  • Book Code : 1401269524
  • Total of Pages : 176
  • Category : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Members : 873
  • Pdf File: harley-quinn-vol-4.pdf

Book Short Summary:

From the best-selling creative team of Jimmy Palmiotti and Amanda Connor (STARFIRE) comes HARLEY QUINN VOL. 4! Harley Quinn and her Gang of Harleys are hitting the road! As if Hollywood wasn't weird enough already, now Harley's made her way to Tinseltown, and she's about to have the most destructive fifteen minutes of fame ever. Will the industry survive Harley's Hollywood hijinx, or will the City of Angels fall from grace? And will Coney Island be able to contain Harley's newfound celebrity status? Collects HARLEY QUINN #19-26 and HARLEY QUINN ROAD TRIP SPECIAL #1.

Let the Record Show

By Sarah Schulman
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Book Code : 0374719950
  • Total of Pages : 736
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 679
  • Pdf File: let-the-record-show.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Finalist for the PEN/John Kenneth Galbriath Award for Nonfiction, the Gotham Book Prize, the ALA Stonewall Israel Fishman Nonfiction Award, and the Lambda Literary LGBTQ Nonfiction Award. A 2021 New York Times Book Review Notable Book and a New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice. Longlisted for the 2021 Brooklyn Public Library Literary Prize. One of NPR, New York, and The Guardian's Best Books of 2021, one of Buzzfeed's Best LGBTQ+ Books of 2021, one of Electric Literature's Favorite Nonfiction Books of 2021, one of NBC's 10 Most Notable LGBTQ Books of 2021, and one of Gay Times' Best LGBTQ Books of 2021. "This is not reverent, definitive history. This is a tactician’s bible." --Parul Sehgal, The New York Times Twenty years in the making, Sarah Schulman's Let the Record Show is the most comprehensive political history ever assembled of ACT UP and American AIDS activism In just six years, ACT UP, New York, a broad and unlikely coalition of activists from all races, genders, sexualities, and backgrounds, changed the world. Armed with rancor, desperation, intelligence, and creativity, it took on the AIDS crisis with an indefatigable, ingenious, and multifaceted attack on the corporations, institutions, governments, and individuals who stood in the way of AIDS treatment for all. They stormed the FDA and NIH in Washington, DC, and started needle exchange programs in New York; they took over Grand Central Terminal and fought to change the legal definition of AIDS to include women; they transformed the American insurance industry, weaponized art and advertising to push their agenda, and battled—and beat—The New York Times, the Catholic Church, and the pharmaceutical industry. Their activism, in its complex and intersectional power, transformed the lives of people with AIDS and the bigoted society that had abandoned them. Based on more than two hundred interviews with ACT UP members and rich with lessons for today’s activists, Let the Record Show is a revelatory exploration—and long-overdue reassessment—of the coalition’s inner workings, conflicts, achievements, and ultimate fracture. Schulman, one of the most revered queer writers and thinkers of her generation, explores the how and the why, examining, with her characteristic rigor and bite, how a group of desperate outcasts changed America forever, and in the process created a livable future for generations of people across the world.

Writ in Blood

By Julie Bozza
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : LIBRAtiger
  • Book Code : 192586927X
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 347
  • Pdf File: writ-in-blood.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Courage. Honor. Loyalty. All fine things, but they’ve led John Ringo to kill a man. He was raised right and he knows he’s not a murderer, but otherwise he’s a mystery even to himself. Doc Holliday claims to have some insights, but Doc is too devoted to Wyatt Earp to spare much attention for the man who’s already lost his soul. Which leaves Johnny Ringo prey to the distractions of a demon. Imaginary or not, if this creature abandons him, too, then surely his sanity is forfeit – and what will his life be worth then? This Queer Weird West novel follows these three along the complex trails that lead into and out of Tombstone, Arizona in 1881.

Unfree Speech

By Joshua Wong
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 0525507418
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 877
  • Pdf File: unfree-speech.pdf

Book Short Summary:

An urgent manifesto for global democracy from Joshua Wong, the 23-year-old phenomenon leading Hong Kong's protests - and Nobel Peace Prize nominee - with an introduction by Ai Weiwei With global democracy under threat, we must act together to defend out rights: now. When he was 14, Joshua Wong made history. While the adults stayed silent, Joshua staged the first-ever student protest in Hong Kong to oppose National Education -- and won. Since then, Joshua has led the Umbrella Movement, founded a political party, and rallied the international community around the anti-extradition bill protests, which have seen 2 million people -- more than a quarter of the population -- take to Hong Kong's streets. His actions have sparked worldwide attention, earned him a Nobel Peace Prize nomination, and landed him in jail twice. Composed in three parts, Unfree Speech chronicles Joshua's path to activism, collects the letters he wrote as a political prisoner under the Chinese state, and closes with a powerful and urgent call for all of us globally to defend our democratic values. When we stay silent, no one is safe. When we free our speech, our voice becomes one.

Why Liberalism Failed

By Patrick J. Deneen
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Book Code : 0300231873
  • Total of Pages : 263
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 535
  • Pdf File: why-liberalism-failed.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Has liberalism failed because it has succeeded? Of the three dominant ideologies of the twentieth century—fascism, communism, and liberalism—only the last remains. This has created a peculiar situation in which liberalism’s proponents tend to forget that it is an ideology and not the natural end-state of human political evolution. As Patrick Deneen argues in this provocative book, liberalism is built on a foundation of contradictions: it trumpets equal rights while fostering incomparable material inequality; its legitimacy rests on consent, yet it discourages civic commitments in favor of privatism; and in its pursuit of individual autonomy, it has given rise to the most far-reaching, comprehensive state system in human history.Here, Deneen offers an astringent warning that the centripetal forces now at work on our political culture are not superficial flaws but inherent features of a system whose success is generating its own failure.

The Seven Necessary Sins for Women and Girls

By Mona Eltahawy
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Beacon Press
  • Book Code : 080701382X
  • Total of Pages : 216
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 470
  • Pdf File: the-seven-necessary-sins-for-women-and-girls.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A bold and uncompromising feminist manifesto that shows women and girls how to defy, disrupt, and destroy the patriarchy by embracing the qualities they’ve been trained to avoid. Seizing upon the energy of the #MeToo movement, feminist activist Mona Eltahawy advocates a muscular, out-loud approach to teaching women and girls to harness their power through what she calls the “seven necessary sins” that women and girls are not supposed to commit: to be angry, ambitious, profane, violent, attention-seeking, lustful, and powerful. All the necessary “sins” that women and girls require to erupt. Eltahawy knows that the patriarchy is alive and well, and she is fed the hell up: Sexually assaulted during hajj at the age of fifteen. Groped on the dance floor of a night club in Montreal at fifty. Countless other injustices in the years between. Illuminating her call to action are stories of activists and ordinary women around the world—from South Africa to China, Nigeria to India, Bosnia to Egypt—who are tapping into their inner fury and crossing the lines of race, class, faith, and gender that make it so hard for marginalized women to be heard. Rather than teaching women and girls to survive the poisonous system they have found themselves in, Eltahawy arms them to dismantle it. Brilliant, bold, and energetic, The Seven Necessary Sins for Women and Girls is a manifesto for all feminists in the fight against patriarchy.

A Call to Duty

By David Weber,Timothy Zahn
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Baen Publishing Enterprises
  • Book Code : 1625793138
  • Total of Pages : 400
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 524
  • Pdf File: a-call-to-duty.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Growing up, Travis Uriah Long yearned for order and discipline in his life . . . the two things his neglectful mother couldnt or wouldnt provide. So when Travis enlisted in the Royal Manticoran Navy, he thought hed finally found the structure hed always wanted so desperately. But life in the RMN isnt exactly what he expected. Boot camp is rough and frustrating; his first ship assignment lax and disorderly; and with the Star Kingdom of Manticore still recovering from a devastating plague, the Navy is possibly on the edge of budgetary extinction. The Star Kingdom is a minor nation among the worlds of the Diaspora, its closest neighbors weeks or months away, with little in the way of resources. With only modest interstellar trade, no foreign contacts to speak of, a plague-ravaged economy to rebuild, and no enemies looming at the hyper limit, there are factions in Parliament who want nothing more than to scrap the Navy and shift its resources and manpower elsewhere. But those factions are mistaken. The universe is not a safe place. Travis Long is about to find that out. At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management). About A Call to Duty: "A new series set in the universe of Webers popular heroine Honor Harrington gets off to a solid start. . . . Cowriters Zahn and Weber do an excellent job alluding to events known to longtime fans. . . . [T]his astronautical adventure is filled with . . . intrigue and political drama."_Publishers Weekly About the Honor Harrington series: _Weber combines realistic, engaging characters with intelligent technological projection and a deep understanding of military bureaucracy in this long-awaited Honor Harrington novelãFans of this venerable space opera will rejoice to see Honor back in action.Ó_Publishers Weekly _. . .everything you could want in a heroine ã. Excellent ã plenty of action.Ó_Science Fiction Age _Brilliant! Brilliant! Brilliant!Ó_Anne McCaffrey _Compelling combat combined with engaging characters for a great space opera adventure.Ó_Locus _Weber combines realistic, engaging characters with intelligent technological projection . . . Fans of this venerable space opera will rejoice . . .Ó_Publishers Weekly About Timothy Zahn: _Zahn keeps the story moving at a breakneck pace, maintaining excitement.Ó¾Publishers Weekly "[Y]ou can count on Timothy Zahn for three things: clean, sparse prose; good pacing; and great action scenes. The first book in the Cobra War series hits all those marks in admirable style and makes for a quick, entertaining sci-fi novel." ¾Blogcritics _[Conquerors Heritage] is another finely wrought space adventure . . . [with] social, political and emotional complications, all of which Zahn treats with his usual skill.Ó¾Booklist _Zahn paints every detail [in Angelmass] with gleamy realism . . . scientific dialogue that streams with starship hardware and military trooper talk . . . immensely appealing.Ó¾Kirkus Review

A Call to Arms

By Kimberly Vogel
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
  • Book Code : 1105348733
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 498
  • Pdf File: a-call-to-arms.pdf

Book Short Summary:

As the next ruler of Leldyna, Rae must continue to learn all she can about her homeland. Time flies by as she tours the land to meet the inhabitants. Upon her return a shock greets her in the form of an old law, marriage or disownment. Wary of the choices selected by the Council, Rae agrees. Another surprise awaits her then in the form of an old friend. Can Rae do what she needs without losing herself to her obligations or will she have to leave it all? Just when she thinks it's over another worse situation develops: pirates!

Call to Arms

By Lu Xun
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1476774927
  • Total of Pages : 160
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 901
  • Pdf File: call-to-arms.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Call to Arms is a collection of revolutionary Chinese writer Lu Xun’s most famous and most important short stories. Featuring “A Madman’s Diary,” a scathing attack of traditional Confucian civilization and “The True Story of Ah Q,” a poignant satire about the hypocrisy of Chinese national character and the first work written entirely in the Chinese vernacular. Together this collection exposes a contradictory legacy of cosmopolitan independence, polemical fractiousness, and anxious patriotism that continues to resonate in Chinese intellectual life today.

Thou Art My Son. Book One. Call To Arms.

By Gregory Alan McKown
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Gregory Alan McKown
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 159
  • Category :
  • Members : 800
  • Pdf File: thou-art-my-son-book-one-call-to-arms.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This is the revealing of the Seventh Angel that is commanded by Jesus Christ in Heaven for your reading if you expect to survive the entrapment created by Satan to destroy your freedom of the Christian Church. I must read for the survival and salvation of the Church. Satan wants you kidnapped and murdered by invasion! The time is short and you only have months before the great unveiling of Christ. This is the prophecy book of the Seventh Angel revealing the mystery of God from the time of Elijah in Malachi 4: 5-6 as the Angel Sent of Rev. 22: 16; to be the Christ Peter answering questions: Where's Jesus? Why is Satan calling himself Jesus? Why the False Prophet lied about Jesus return? Why not a murderer Saul as the Liar Paul? Who is Mystery Babylon? England really the Nation of Edom as killers of Ancient Israel: now extinct? Who is the Mystery of the Seven Stars John is to write about? Every symbol in the Book of Revelation is a question to be answered. The picture becomes clear as you read as the symbols come alive and the terror is realized you are the generation living the prophecy! There is no escape; only the truth can set you free; and the challenge will not go away from facing you in the climactic battle of the Great Day of God Almighty! The Times have been set in the stars and moon and sun; the Time is short for your preparations as the Christ Peter revealed announces in the last days before the great stage of the world reveals Satan and Christ Peter in the conflict of the ancients from Heaven now to battle upon the Earth. This is information no preacher dares to speak about because it is the shame of evil to be identified for their evil. A must reading for all people who have any chance to survive the awesome destruction that is about to come upon all mankind as a third of the earth in population will die the death in the conflict. What is the time of the birth of Christ? When will Christ announce? When shall the World War start? What was the Time, Times and Half Time? Is there an invasion of America? Who is the enemy of the church? How will Satan attack the United States? Is there any chance for survival or will no flesh be saved alive for the Elects sake? Feel the terror?

A Call to the Colours

By Ken Cox
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Dundurn
  • Book Code : 1554888646
  • Total of Pages : 337
  • Category : Reference
  • Members : 473
  • Pdf File: a-call-to-the-colours.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Our ancestors were required to perform military service, often as militia. The discovery that an ancestor served during one of the major conflicts in our history is exciting. A Call to the Colours provides the archival, library, and computer resources that can be employed to explore your family's military history.

Is 9/11 a Call to Heal America?

By Ralph W. Rowe
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Book Code : 155635679X
  • Total of Pages : 296
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 336
  • Pdf File: is-9-11-a-call-to-heal-america.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The primary focus of this book is to determine if the Greek word for worship (proskuneo), used in John 4: 23-24, includes the concept of bowing the knees or kneeling. In the New Testament, proskuneo is translated as worship sixty times. All of the worship events in the New Testament that included a form of bowing the knees or kneeling has been documented. This task was undertaken using five reliable sources of information or testimony: (1) the testimony of God, or Scripture (1Corinthians 2:1), (2) the testimony of Lexicons or Greek dictionaries, (3) the testimony of Bible translators, (4) the testimony of history, and (5) the testimony of Bible scholars. The book was written with all categories of readers in mind: worship leaders, clergy, college professors, Seminary students, Bible scholars, teachers, graduate school students, Pastors, lay people, seekers, and is suitable as a textbook in all Bible classes that include the subject of worship.

Lesbian Feminism

By Niharika Banerjea,Kath Browne,Eduarda Ferreira,Marta Olasik,Julie Podmore
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 1786995328
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 903
  • Pdf File: lesbian-feminism.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Drawing on the incredible wealth of diversity of languages, cultures and movements in which lesbian feminisms have been articulated, this book confronts the historic devaluation of lesbian-feminist politics within Anglo-American discourse and ignites a transnational and transgenerational discussion regarding the relevance of lesbian feminisms in today's world, a discussion that challenges the view of lesbian feminism as static and essentialist. Through careful consideration of contemporary debates, these writers, theorists, academics and activists consider the wider place of lesbian feminisms within queer theory, post-colonial feminism, and the movement for LGBT rights. It considers how lesbian feminisms can contribute to discussions on intersectionality, engage with trans activism and the need for trans-inclusion, to ultimately show how lesbian feminisms can offer a transformative approach to today's sexual and gender politics.

The Monster That Is History

By David Der-Wei Wang
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Book Code : 9780520937246
  • Total of Pages : 409
  • Category : History
  • Members : 812
  • Pdf File: the-monster-that-is-history.pdf

Book Short Summary:

In ancient China a monster called Taowu was known for both its vicious nature and its power to see the past and the future. Over the centuries Taowu underwent many incarnations until it became identifiable with history itself. Since the seventeenth century, fictive accounts of history have accommodated themselves to the monstrous nature of Taowu. Moving effortlessly across the entire twentieth-century literary landscape, David Der-wei Wang delineates the many meanings of Chinese violence and its literary manifestations. Taking into account the campaigns of violence and brutality that have rocked generations of Chinese—often in the name of enlightenment, rationality, and utopian plenitude—this book places its arguments along two related axes: history and representation, modernity and monstrosity. Wang considers modern Chinese history as a complex of geopolitical, ethnic, gendered, and personal articulations of bygone and ongoing events. His discussion ranges from the politics of decapitation to the poetics of suicide, and from the typology of hunger and starvation to the technology of crime and punishment.

Indian Nationalism and the Early Congress

By John R. McLane
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Book Code : 1400870232
  • Total of Pages : 418
  • Category : History
  • Members : 229
  • Pdf File: indian-nationalism-and-the-early-congress.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Tracing the history of the Indian National Congress from its founding in 1885 until about 1905, Professor McLane analyzes its efforts to build a national community and to obtain fundamental reforms from the British. In so doing, he extends our understanding of the dynamics of Indian pluralism. In its first two decades of existence, the Congress failed to inspire sacrifices from its members or to attract Muslims or Indians without an English education. The author explains this early stagnation in terms of developments within the Congress as well as outside in Indian society. Originally published in 1978. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

Chicano Rap

By Pancho McFarland
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : University of Texas Press
  • Book Code : 0292748485
  • Total of Pages : 216
  • Category : Music
  • Members : 414
  • Pdf File: chicano-rap.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Powered by a driving beat, clever lyrics, and assertive attitudes, rap music and hip hop culture have engrossed American youth since the mid-1980s. Although the first rappers were African Americans, rap and hip hop culture quickly spread to other ethnic groups who have added their own cultural elements to the music. Chicano Rap offers the first in-depth look at how Chicano/a youth have adopted and adapted rap music and hip hop culture to express their views on gender and violence, as well as on how Chicano/a youth fit into a globalizing world. Pancho McFarland examines over five hundred songs and seventy rap artists from all the major Chicano rap regions—San Diego, San Francisco and Northern California, Texas, and Chicago and the Midwest. He discusses the cultural, political, historical, and economic contexts in which Chicano rap has emerged and how these have shaped the violence and misogyny often expressed in Chicano rap and hip hop. In particular, he argues that the misogyny and violence of Chicano rap are direct outcomes of the "patriarchal dominance paradigm" that governs human relations in the United States. McFarland also explains how globalization, economic restructuring, and the conservative shift in national politics have affected Chicano/a youth and Chicano rap. He concludes with a look at how Xicana feminists, some Chicano rappers, and other cultural workers are striving to reach Chicano/a youth with a democratic, peaceful, empowering, and liberating message.

Generals in the Making

By Benjamin Runkle
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Book Code : 081176849X
  • Total of Pages : 464
  • Category : History
  • Members : 644
  • Pdf File: generals-in-the-making.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Shakespeare famously wrote that some men are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them. Part military history and part group biography, Generals in the Making tells the amazing true story of how George Marshall, Dwight Eisenhower, Douglas MacArthur, George Patton, and their peers became the greatest generation of senior commanders in military history. As the U.S. Army’s triumphant homecoming from World War I was quickly forgotten amidst two decades filled with economic depression and growing isolationism, Marshall, Eisenhower, MacArthur, Patton, Omar Bradley, Lucian Truscott, Matthew Ridgway, and their brothers in arms toiled in a profession most Americans viewed with distrust. Before they became legends, these young officers served their country in posts from Washington D.C. to Panama, from West Point to war-torn China. They taught and studied together in the Army’s schools, attempting to innovate in an era of shrinking budgets, obsolete equipment, and skeletal forces. Beyond these professional challenges, they endured shattering personal tragedies: the sudden deaths of children or spouses, divorce, depression, and court martial. Yet when the world faced possibly its darkest hour, as fascism and barbarism were on the march, they stood ready to lead America’s young men in the fight for civilization. By the end of World War II, even German commanders expressed amazement at the dynamic change in American military leadership since the Great War. Generals in the Making is the first comprehensive history of America’s World War II generals between the wars, an invaluable prequel to every history of that war.