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World S Worst Weapons

Author : Martin J. Dougherty
ISBN : 1782743642
Genre : Weapons
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Some weapons are winners, some are epic failures--and this entertaining, informative guide looks at the guns, tanks, ships, and aircraft that went really wrong. They range from the early version of the M16 assault rifle, which broke down regularly in Vietnam, to the Douglas X-3 Stiletto, designed to explore the "supersonic flight environment," but incapable of passing the speed of sound.

The World S Worst Weapons

Author : Martin J. Dougherty
ISBN : 1905704364
Genre : Weapons
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World S Worst Weapons

Author : Martin J. Dougherty
ISBN : 1840139552
Genre : Weapons
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From exploding guns to malfunctioning missiles, from circular battleships to guns with bent barrels, this book features 150 of the worst weapons ever constructed. It includes a brief history of each weapon.

World S Worst Military Disasters

Author : Chris McNab
ISBN : 9781404218413
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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This book examines some of the worst battle defeats in military history, from ancient times through to the present day. Each story brings every battle and military mishap to life, making history come alive for readers.

The Long Lost Secret Diary Of The World S Worst Samurai

Author : Tim Collins
ISBN : 9781913337179
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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This series of hilarious fictional diaries put us inside the heads of hapless figures from history in frazzling situations. Suki is a 14-year-old girl in 16th century Japan who wants to become a samurai warrior like her father and brother. Despite her disastrous training, when a party of bandits threaten her village whilst the men are away at war, Suki has to defeat them. Will she prove herself a legendary samurai, or will it all end in disaster? ‘Get Real’ fact boxes feature throughout, providing historical context and further information, as well as a timeline, historical biographies and a glossary in the end matter.

Fighting Techniques Of Naval Warfare

Author : Iain Dickie
ISBN : IND:30000124537451
Genre : History
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An illustrated exploration of how sea battles have been fought throughout history explores key tactics and strategies while surveying how the development of various weapons impacted naval warfare, in a chronicle that profiles key battles that represent prominent historical eras.

The World S Worst Problems

Author : Walter Dodds
ISBN : 9783030304102
Genre : Medical
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This book addresses the worst problems currently facing humanity and those that may pose future threats. The problems are explained and approached through a scientific lens, and categorized based on data involving global mortality, vulnerability, and threat level. The book presents indices of problem severity to compare relative intensity of current and potential crises. The approach avoids emotional argument using mainly empirical evidence to support the classification of relative problem severity. The author discusses multiple global problems and ranks them. He also explores specific solutions to each problem, links problems to human behavior from a social science perspective, considers international cooperation, and finally pathways to solutions. The book discusses confirmation bias and why this necessitates a scientific approach to tackle problems. The moral assumption that each person has the same rights to life and minimal suffering, and that the natural world has a right to exist, forms the basis of ranking problems based on death, suffering, and harm to the natural world. A focus is given to potential disasters such as asteroid collisions and super-volcanic eruptions, which are then presented in chapters that address specific contemporary global issues including disease, hunger, nuclear weapons and climate change. Furthermore the author then ranks the problems based on an index of problem severity, considering what other people think the worst problems are. The relative economic costs to solve each of these problems, individual behavior in the face of these problems, how people could work together internationally to combat them, and a general pathway toward solutions form the basis of the final chapters. This work will appeal to a wide range of readers, students considering how they can help the world, and scientists and policy makers interested in global problem solving./div

Faith Based War

Author : T. Walter Herbert
ISBN : 9781317491217
Genre : Religion
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The American invasion of Iraq was largely governed by faith-based policy. The "shock and Awe" strategy, alongside a grossly mismanaged occupation, led to the loss of American lives. Faith-Based War presents an analysis of the imperialist Christian militarism behind the Bush Administration. America’s self-perception as God’s Chosen is examined and its catastrophic results detailed. The book offers an ethical, political and theological perspective on the perversion of Christian teaching behind the war in Iraq and the moral culpability of the American empire.

The World S Worst Criminals

Author : Charlotte Greig
ISBN : 9781788284608
Genre : True Crime
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'Grand job, that last job was. I gave the lady no time to squeal. I love my work and want to start again. You will soon hear from me, with my funny little game. Next time I shall clip the ears off and send them to the police just for jolly.' - Jack the Ripper So ran a note written by the most notorious serial killer of all time. But no matter how awful his crimes, Jack the Ripper was a mere amateur compared to some, as he killed just seven times. - Bonnie and Clyde shot eight victims Gary Ridgway butchered more than 50 prostitutes - Dr. Marcel Petiot killed 67 times for cash - Pedro Lopez slaughtered some 300 people for sex - Harold Shipman may have finished off even more victims than that. Anyone who has been on the receiving end of a crime will know that all criminals are bad. But there are some evildoers who are in a whole different league. They are the world's worst criminals. This concise book is packed full of more than a hundred of the most extreme. Read it if you dare.

Unarmed Combat

Author : Martin J. Dougherty
ISBN : 1906626812
Genre : History
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Self-defence techniques are useful for both military personnel and in everyday situations. Written for the non-expert, the SAS and Elite Forces Guide: Unarmed Combat explains how to deal with unexpected assaults, whether you are in the home, enjoying a night out or just walking along the street. With the help of clear illustrations and precise text, the book explains how to handle sudden assaults, escalating confrontations and premeditated attacks, whether by unarmed or armed assailants. The book includes sections on deescalating confrontations, how to win without fighting, training and preparation, striking methods, locks and controls, strangles and chokes, throws and deflections, dealing with grabs, kicks and punches, defeating edged weapons, defeating firearms, fighting on the ground, defending against a group attack and fighting with improvised weapons BR>Written by an expert self-defence instructor, the SAS and Elite Forces Guide: Unarmed Combat will prepare you for that unexpected and unsought attack in an everyday situation.

Bush S Wars

Author : Terry H. Anderson
ISBN : 0199831882
Genre : Political Science
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From journalistic accounts like Fiasco and Imperial Life in the Emerald City to insider memoirs like Jawbreaker and Three Cups of Tea , the books about America's wars in Iraq and Afghanistan could fill a library. But each explores a narrow slice of a whole: two wars launched by a single president as part of a single foreign policy. Now noted historian Terry H. Anderson examines them together, in a single comprehensive overview. Shortly after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, President George W. Bush told advisor Karl Rove, "I am here for a reason, and this is how we're going to be judged." Anderson provides this judgment in this sweeping, authoritative account of Bush's War on Terror and his twin interventions. He begins with historical surveys of Iraq and Afghanistan known respectively as "the improbable country" and "the graveyard of empires," and he examines U.S. policies toward those and other nations in the Middle East from the 1970s to 2000s. Then Anderson focuses on the Bush Administration, carrying us through such events as the terrorist's attacks of 9/11, the invasion of Afghanistan and the siege of Tora Bora, the "Axis of Evil" speech, the invasion of Iraq and capture of Baghdad, and the eruption of insurgency in Iraq. He ranges from RPGs slamming into Abrams tanks to cabinet meetings, vividly portraying both soldiers in the field and such policymakers as Dick Cheney and Condoleezza Rice. Anderson describes the counter-insurgency strategy embodied by the "surge" in Iraq, and the simultaneous revival of the Taliban. He concludes with an assessment of the prosecution of the wars in the first years of Barack Obama's presidency. Carefully researched and briskly narrated, Bush's Wars provides the single-volume, balanced history that we have been waiting for.

Weekly Compilation Of Presidential Documents

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ISBN : UIUC:30112101569918
Genre : Government publications
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Public Papers Of The Presidents Of The United States

Author : United States. President
ISBN : UIUC:30112075702982
Genre : Presidents
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"Containing the public messages, speeches, and statements of the President", 1956-1992.

George W Bush Bk 1 January 1 To June 30 2002

Author : United States. President (2001-2009 : Bush)
ISBN : PSU:000054545427
Genre : United States
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Public Papers Of The Presidents Of The United States George W Bush

Author : United States. President (2001-2009 : Bush)
ISBN : STANFORD:36105119977358
Genre : Presidents
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Dr Mahathir S Selected Letters To World Leaders

Author : Dr. Mahathir Mohamad
ISBN : 9789814382793
Genre : Political Science
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Dr Mahathir Mohamad governed Malaysia for 22 years (1981–2003), during which he wrote and received many letters from world leaders. The seventy-one letters presented in this volume—by Dr Mahathir, Tony Blair, Prince Charles, Margaret Thatcher, George W. Bush and Jacques Chirac, among others—argue the contrasting positions on terrorism, globalization, economic and diplomatic relations, as well as wars and conflicts. Dr Mahathir writes directly, in his own distinctive voice and style. The correspondents were transparent, solid, informative, and sometimes robust.

The Long Lost Secret Diary Of The World S Worst Gladiator

Author : Tim Collins
ISBN : 9781912537266
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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This series of hilarious fictional diaries put us inside the heads of hapless figures from history in frazzling situations. Marcus is a 15-year-old boy living in Pompeii in 79 AD. During a trip to Rome with his merchant dad, he finds himself tricked into becoming a gladiator and forced to fight deadly warriors in the arena. ‘Get Real’ fact boxes feature throughout, providing historical context and further information, as well as a timeline, historical biographies and a glossary in the end matter.

George W Bush Bk 2 July 1 To December 31 2002

Author : United States. President (2001-2009 : Bush)
ISBN : PSU:000057994567
Genre : United States
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Exceptional

Author : Dick Cheney
ISBN : 9781501115431
Genre : Political Science
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"Former vice president Dick Cheney and his daughter Liz Cheney explain the unique and indispensable nature of American power, reveal the damage done by President Obama's abandonment of this principle, and show how America can and must lead again"--

Winning The Un War

Author : Charles V. Peña
ISBN : 9781612343235
Genre : History
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According to President Bush, "the American people are safer" as a result of invading Iraq. True, Saddam Hussein has been removed from power. But al Qaeda, the group that planned and carried out the attacks on September 11, remains at large. Meanwhile, the White House has conceded that Saddam Hussein had nothing to do with the attacks. Charles Peña argues that the war in Iraq is but one misstep in the Bush administration's "global war on terror." Terrorism is simply a tactic, however, not an enemy. Trying to eradicate it is a quixotic quest that does not focus on those responsible for 9/11. Instead, the national security strategy should consist of three central elements: establishing homeland security against further attacks; dismantling the al Qaeda terrorist network; and enacting a foreign policy that does not attract new al Qaeda terrorists. This approach requires restructuring U.S. forces and ending Cold War-era commitments that distract from the current, pressing threat. It also requires ameliorating the negative consequences of an interventionist U.S. foreign policy, which creates incentives and opportunities for terrorists to target the United States. If we misdiagnose al Qaeda's motivations or focus military efforts on the wrong targets, then we run the risk that the war against the al Qaeda terrorist threat (and the radical Islamic ideology it represents) will become a broader war against the Islamic world that could last generations and cost countless lives. With a foreword by Michael Scheuer, the bestselling author of Imperial Hubris.

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