American Assassin

American Assassin
Author: Vince Flynn
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2011-01-06
ISBN: 1847377947
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

American Assassin Book Excerpt:

NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE starring Dylan O'Brien (Maze Runner), Taylor Kitsch (True Detective) and Michael Keaton. Tensions in the Middle East are simmering when Central Intelligence Agency Director Irene Kennedy pays a visit to Syracuse University, where she hopes to recruit none other than Mitch Rapp, a student who has quickly climbed up the academic and athletic ranks. At first glance, he appears like any other smart, good-looking American college kid. Under the surface, however, a tempest rages. Nine months later, after gruelling training, Mitch finds himself in Istanbul on his first assignment. He hits his target but quickly sees, for the first time, what revenge means... The new pulse-pounding thriller from the New York Times No. 1 bestselling phenomenon. Praise for the Vince Flynn series: 'Sizzles with inside information and CIA secrets' Dan Brown 'A cracking, uncompromising yarn that literally takes no prisoners' The Times 'Flynn perfectly measures all the ingredients for a fast and furious read' Publishers Weekly 'Fast-paced and pulse-pounding' Crime and Publishing

An American Assassin

An American Assassin
Author: Louis De Martinis
Publsiher: Xlibris Corporation
Total Pages: 276
Release: 2016-09-09
ISBN: 1524539929
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An American Assassin Book Excerpt:

This book is about a story of an American assassin. Until recently, this was the untold story of a group of soldiers and mercenaries formed to eliminate those who would do harm to the most powerful country on the planet. This team can be found parachuting into danger on a moments notice. On this mission, our hero finds himself betrayed, captured, interrogated, and much worse. He still finds a way to stand up against the forces of evil with resolve and American pride. This story will keep readers on the edge of their seats as they discover how risk, determination, and a little luck can save the world, even while no one knows the world needed saving.

Assassin The True Story of One of America s Most Successful Assassins

Assassin  The True Story of One of America s Most Successful Assassins
Author: Robert J. Firth,J.C. Scott
Publsiher: eBookIt.com
Total Pages: 270
Release: 2017-10-29
ISBN: 1456629190
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Assassin The True Story of One of America s Most Successful Assassins Book Excerpt:

This is a factual, no-nonsense book as told by a professional American assassin. The stories he tells are descriptions of true events with only a few names changed for obvious reasons. The author pulls no punches and never softens the story to make it more palatable. What you will read describes accurately the preparation, dedication, training and mind-set of a man and his associates who kill America's enemies for a living.

Encyclopedia of Crime and Punishment

Encyclopedia of Crime and Punishment
Author: David Levinson
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 1914
Release: 2002
ISBN: 9780761922582
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of Crime and Punishment Book Excerpt:

"Authoritative and comprehensive, this multivolume set includes hundreds of articles in the field of criminal justice. Impressive arrays of authors have contributed to this resource, addressing such diverse topics as racial profiling, money laundering, torture, prisoner literature, the KGB, and Sing Sing. Written in an accessible manner and attractively presented, the background discussions, definitions, and explanations of important issues and future trends are absorbing. Interesting sidebars and facts,reference lists, relevant court cases, tables, and black-and-white photographs supplement the entries. Appendixes cover careers in criminal justice, Web resources, and professional organizations. A lengthy bibliography lists relevant works."--"The Best of the Best Reference Sources," American Libraries, May 2003.

American Assassins

American Assassins
Author: Jo Anne Ray
Publsiher: Olympic Marketing Corporation
Total Pages: 127
Release: 1973
ISBN: 9780822506379
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

American Assassins Book Excerpt:

Traces the lives and motives of thirteen men who assassinated or attempted to assassinate leading figures in American history, including several Presidents.

Assassin

Assassin
Author: J. Bowyer Bell
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 323
Release: 2017-09-29
ISBN: 1351315439
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Assassin Book Excerpt:

Assassination as a political act has a long history, predating the murder of Julius Caesar and continuing into our own time. The murder of the mighty has long fascinated artists and rebels but only rarely has it been studied in a scholarly manner. In Assassin, J. Bowyer Bell combines existing historical evidence with years of personal interviews with terrorists in Africa, the Middle East, and Europe. The result is an incisive study of that enigmatic figure, the revolutionary killer. As Bell makes clear, the motives of the actors, and effectiveness of assassination, vary widely across time and place. Assassination in many parts of the world has not only been a normal political act, rational, explicable, but also often effective, in some cases taking fewer lives in the transfer of power than an election. Likewise, there have been all kinds of assassins--personal, psychopathic, professional, ranging from lonely failures trying to make their mark to authorized agents of the state. Using the assassination of Henry IV of France as a historical backdrop, Bell writes about contemporary political murder from the perspective of one who has studied the subject of political violence for decades. Bell has met with or known well the perpetrators, conspirators, and intended victims of assassination who have escaped. His interviewees include a radical Irish revolutionary leader, an American Arabist diplomat, a spokesman for the PLO, and the president of a Mozambique liberation movement. The itinerary of his investigative journeys covers most of the flashpoints of contemporary political violence. The people and places studied here at firsthand are engaged in a deadly game. The attrition rate is often high, the power fleeting, and the consequences often unforeseen. If past is prologue, assassination is to be with us for years to come. The volume will be essential reading for those engaged in the prevention of political violence and terror as well as historians and political scientists.

Argentina

Argentina
Author: Amy K. Kaminsky
Publsiher: U of Minnesota Press
Total Pages: 282
Release: 2008
ISBN: 0816649480
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Argentina Book Excerpt:

By the end of the twentieth century, Argentina's complex identity-tango and chimichurri, Eva Perón and the Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo, the Falklands and the Dirty War, Jorge Luis Borges and Maradona, economic chaos and a memory of vast wealth-has become entrenched in the consciousness of the Western world. In this wide-ranging and at times poetic new work, Amy K. Kaminsky explores Argentina's unique national identity and the place it holds in the minds of those who live beyond its physical borders. To analyze the country's meaning in the global imagination, Kaminsky probes Argentina's presence in a broad range of literary texts from the United States, Poland, England, Western Europe, and Argentina itself, as well as internationally produced films, advertisements, and newspaper features. Kaminsky's examination reveals how Europe consumes an image of Argentina that acts as a pivot between the exotic and the familiar. Going beyond the idea of suffocating Eurocentrism as a theory of national identity, Kaminsky presents an original and vivid reading of national myths and realities that encapsulates the interplay among the many meanings of "Argentina" and its place in the world's imagination. Amy Kaminsky is professor of gender, women, and sexuality studies and global studies at the University of Minnesota and author of After Exile (Minnesota, 1999).

Compilation of Hearings Held Before the U S China Security Review Commission

Compilation of Hearings Held Before the U S  China Security Review Commission
Author: U.S.-China Security Review Commission
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 1478
Release: 2002
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: China
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Compilation of Hearings Held Before the U S China Security Review Commission Book Excerpt:

Age of Assassins

Age of Assassins
Author: Michael Newton
Publsiher: Faber & Faber
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2012-10-16
ISBN: 0571290469
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Age of Assassins Book Excerpt:

These were the crimes that were meant to change the world, and sometimes did. The book connects the killing of the Kennedys or the murder that sparked the First World War with less well-known stories, such as the Berlin shooting of an instigator of the Armenian genocide or the attack on an American 'robber baron'. Taking in Malcolm X and Queen Victoria, Adolf Hitler and Andy Warhol, Charles Manson and Emma Goldman, Tsars, Presidents, and pop stars, Age of Assassins traces the process that turned thought into action and murder into an icon. In tackling the history of political violence, the book is unique in its range and attention to detail, summoning up an age of assassination that is far from over.

The Vince Flynn Reader s Companion

The Vince Flynn Reader s Companion
Author: Vince Flynn
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2012-03-20
ISBN: 1451694350
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Vince Flynn Reader s Companion Book Excerpt:

In this free collection of excerpts, enjoy a taste of all of Vince Flynn’s thrillers starring CIA superagent Mitch Rapp.

Pop Culture in Europe

Pop Culture in Europe
Author: Juliana Tzvetkova
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 414
Release: 2017-10-12
ISBN: 1440844666
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pop Culture in Europe Book Excerpt:

A fascinating survey of popular culture in Europe, from Celtic punk and British TV shows to Spanish fashion and Italian sports. • Makes connections between pop culture in Europe to that of the United States • Provides further readings and a bibliography at the end of the work • Includes sidebars throughout the text with additional anecdotal information • Features appendices with top-ten lists of songs, movies, and books

The Vince Flynn Encyclopedia

The Vince Flynn Encyclopedia
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2015-04-01
ISBN: 1476751102
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Vince Flynn Encyclopedia Book Excerpt:

Everything you need to know about Vince Flynn's #1 New York Times bestselling Mitch Rapp series! Hailed as “the king of high-concept political intrigue” (Dan Brown, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Da Vinci Code), Vince Flynn’s covert agent Mitch Rapp took the world by storm in his bestselling series, fighting terrorism and treason both at home and abroad, and captivating the minds of readers all across the world. This comprehensive compilation of characters is the ultimate guidebook to the thrilling and dangerous world of Mitch Rapp. Featuring summaries, memorable quotes, and other fascinating trivia, The Vince Flynn Encyclopedia will tell you everything you need to know about all the characters you love, and the ones you love to hate.

A Companion to the American Novel

A Companion to the American Novel
Author: Alfred Bendixen
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 633
Release: 2012-05-07
ISBN: 1405101199
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Companion to the American Novel Book Excerpt:

Featuring 37 essays by distinguished literary scholars, A Companion to the American Novel provides a comprehensive single-volume treatment of the development of the novel in the United States from the late 18th century to the present day. Represents the most comprehensive single-volume introduction to this popular literary form currently available Features 37 contributions from a wide range of distinguished literary scholars Includes essays on topics and genres, historical overviews, and key individual works, including The Scarlet Letter, Moby Dick, The Great Gatsby, Beloved, and many more.

The Rise of the Arab American Left

The Rise of the Arab American Left
Author: Pamela E. Pennock
Publsiher: UNC Press Books
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2017-02-07
ISBN: 1469630990
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Rise of the Arab American Left Book Excerpt:

In this first history of Arab American activism in the 1960s, Pamela Pennock brings to the forefront one of the most overlooked minority groups in the history of American social movements. Focusing on the ideas and strategies of key Arab American organizations and examining the emerging alliances between Arab American and other anti-imperialist and antiracist movements, Pennock sheds new light on the role of Arab Americans in the social change of the era. She details how their attempts to mobilize communities in support of Middle Eastern political or humanitarian causes were often met with suspicion by many Americans, including heavy surveillance by the Nixon administration. Cognizant that they would be unable to influence policy by traditional electoral means, Arab Americans, through slow coalition building over the course of decades of activism, brought their central policy concerns and causes into the mainstream of activist consciousness. With the support of new archival and interview evidence, Pennock situates the civil rights struggle of Arab Americans within the story of other political and social change of the 1960s and 1970s. By doing so, she takes a crucial step forward in the study of American social movements of that era.

Next Generation Adaptation

Next Generation Adaptation
Author: Allen H. Redmon
Publsiher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2021-03-19
ISBN: 1496832620
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Next Generation Adaptation Book Excerpt:

Contributions by Zoe Bursztajn-Illingworth, Marc DiPaolo, Emine Akkülah Doğan, Caroline Eades, Noelle Hedgcock, Tina Olsin Lent, Rashmila Maiti, Allen H. Redmon, Jack Ryan, Larry T. Shillock, Richard Vela, and Geoffrey Wilson In Next Generation Adaptation: Spectatorship and Process, editor Allen H. Redmon brings together eleven essays from a range of voices in adaptation studies. This anthology explores the political and ethical contexts of specific adaptations and, by extension, the act of adaptation itself. Grounded in questions of gender, genre, and race, these investigations focus on the ways attention to these categories renegotiates the rules of power, privilege, and principle that shape the contexts that seemingly produce and reproduce them. Contributors to the volume examine such adaptations as Quentin Tarantino’s Death Proof, Jacques Tourneur’s Out of the Past, Taylor Sheridan’s Sicario and Sicario: Day of the Soldado, Jean-Jacques Annaud’s Wolf Totem, Spike Lee’s He’s Got Game, and Jim Jarmusch’s Paterson. Each chapter considers the expansive dialogue adaptations accelerate when they realize their capacity to bring together two or more texts, two or more peoples, two or more ideologies without allowing one expression to erase another. Building on the growing trends in adaptation studies, these essays explore the ways filmic texts experienced as adaptations highlight ethical or political concerns and argue that spectators are empowered to explore implications being raised by the adaptations.

Kill Shot

Kill Shot
Author: Vince Flynn
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2013-01-08
ISBN: 1476715661
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Kill Shot Book Excerpt:

Working his way through a list of hit targets who were responsible for the Pan Am Flight 103 bombing, assassin Mitch Rapp shoots a drunken Libyan diplomat in Paris only to discover that he has been set up and that his handlers want him permanently silenced.

Dallas

Dallas
Author: Chris Adams, with Mary Ward
Publsiher: iUniverse
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2013-04-12
ISBN: 1475980418
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dallas Book Excerpt:

The deadly bullets spray President John F. Kennedy’s black limousine convertible as it moves slowly past Dealey Plaza in Dallas, Texas, on November 22, 1963. The shooting quickly rivets the nation into shock, and news of the tragedy spreads simultaneously around the world. In Moscow, officials are nervous, especially when they discover the Americans have arrested former US Marine Lee Harvey Oswald for the crime—a man who had earlier defected to the Soviet Union and lived there with immunity for three years prior to allegedly killing the president of the United States. The disclosures plunge the United States and the Soviet Union into a tumultuous period of suspicion and discovery. A conspiracy theory emerges from various sectors, and skilled GRU agent Sasha Katsanov is engaged to sort out the facts. Having worked undercover for Russia in the US Air Force, this young Russian is the perfect candidate for the task. A blend of fact and fiction, Dallas explores these events fifty years after the fateful shooting. There remain more questions than answers, more conjecture than responses, and more assertions than defense.

Enemies of All Humankind

Enemies of All Humankind
Author: Sonja Schillings
Publsiher: Dartmouth College Press
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2016-12-06
ISBN: 1512600172
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Enemies of All Humankind Book Excerpt:

Hostis humani generis, meaning "enemy of humankind," is the legal basis by which Western societies have defined such criminals as pirates, torturers, or terrorists as beyond the pale of civilization. Sonja Schillings argues that the legal fiction designating certain persons or classes of persons as enemies of all humankind does more than characterize them as inherently hostile: it supplies a narrative basis for legitimating violence in the name of the state. The book draws attention to a century-old narrative pattern that not only underlies the legal category of enemies of the people, but more generally informs interpretations of imperial expansion, protest against structural oppression, and the transformation of institutions as "legitimate" interventions on behalf of civilized society. Schillings traces the Anglo-American interpretive history of the concept, which she sees as crucial to understanding US history, in particular with regard to the frontier, race relations, and the war on terror.

Genreflecting

Genreflecting
Author: Cynthia Orr
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 622
Release: 2013-04-23
ISBN: 1610694619
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Genreflecting Book Excerpt:

The gold standard for readers' advisory, this book represents an essential resource for LIS students and practicing librarians who want to better understand readers, reading interests, and fiction and nonfiction genres.

Pursued

Pursued
Author: Michael J Reiland
Publsiher: iUniverse
Total Pages: 274
Release: 2017-06-15
ISBN: 1532024886
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pursued Book Excerpt:

Michael Rudy is a professional assassin who is comfortable with his ruthless jobuntil the day he decides he has had enough. After he loots cash meant for an impending drug deal and flees America for Paris to live out the rest of his days in peace, an unanticipated darkness follows him. Even after he is reunited with Stacy, the only woman he has ever loved, their reignited passion emerges from tragedy. Stacy and her associate, Arnaud, begin to suspect there is something too coincidental between Michaels appearance in Paris and their organizations downfall. The wrong people are dying and no one seems to know why or who is behind it. As Michael, Stacy, and Arnaud all attempt to follow the seemingly unconnected events, friends turn into enemies and contacts go cold. While Michael is forced to choose between lying to Stacy or to the people who want him to kill again, Stacy is compelled to question whether her love for Michael can withstand the chaos that surrounds them. Even if they survive, will their passion for each other continue? Pursued weaves betrayal and blackmail with passion and love amid the streets of Paris as a renowned assassin discovers it may be more difficult to escape his past than he realized.