Ashley s War

Ashley s War
Author: Gayle Tzemach Lemmon
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2015-04-21
ISBN: 0062333836
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ashley s War Book Excerpt:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER From Gayle Tzemach Lemmon, author of the New York Times bestseller The Dressmaker of Khair Khana, comes the story of a unique team of women who answered the call to get as close to the fight as the Army had ever allowed women to be, including one beloved soldier who was killed serving her country’s cause In 2010, the Army created Cultural Support Teams, a secret pilot program to insert women alongside Special Operations soldiers battling in Afghanistan. The Army reasoned that women could play a unique role on Special Ops teams: accompanying their male colleagues on raids and, while those soldiers were searching for insurgents, questioning the mothers, sisters, daughters and wives living at the compound. Their presence had a calming effect on enemy households, but more importantly, the CSTs were able to search adult women for weapons and gather crucial intelligence. They could build relationships—woman to woman—in ways that male soldiers in an Islamic country never could. In Ashley's War, Gayle Tzemach Lemmon uses on-the-ground reporting and a finely tuned understanding of the complexities of war to tell the story of CST-2, a unit of women hand-picked from the Army to serve in this highly specialized and challenging role. The pioneers of CST-2 proved for the first time, at least to some grizzled Special Operations soldiers, that women might be physically and mentally tough enough to become one of them. The price of this professional acceptance came in personal loss and social isolation: the only people who really understand the women of CST-2 are each other. At the center of this story is a friendship cemented by "Glee," video games, and the shared perils and seductive powers of up-close combat. At the heart of the team is the tale of a beloved and effective soldier, Ashley White. Much as she did in her bestselling The Dressmaker of Khair Khana, Lemmon transports readers to a world they previously had no idea existed: a community of women called to fulfill the military's mission to "win hearts and minds" and bound together by danger, valor, and determination. Ashley's War is a gripping combat narrative and a moving story of friendship—a book that will change the way readers think about war and the meaning of service.

Gender for the Warfare State

Gender for the Warfare State
Author: Robin Truth Goodman
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 194
Release: 2016-10-14
ISBN: 1317199308
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gender for the Warfare State Book Excerpt:

Gender for the Warfare State is the first scholarly investigation into the written works of U.S. women combat veterans in twenty-first century wars. Most recent studies quantify military participation, showing how many women participate in armed services and what their experiences are in a traditionally “male institution.” Many of these treatments regard women as victims solely of enemy fire, even as they are also often victims of their own military apparatus and of their own involvement in global aggression. By applying literary analysis to a sociological question, Gender for the Warfare State views women’s experiences through story and literary traditions that carry meaning into present practices. Goodman shows that women in combat are not just entering and being victimized in “male institutions,” but are also actively changing the story of gender and thus the structure of power that is constructed through gender. Moreover, this book unveils a new narrative of care that affects economic relations more broadly and the contemporary politics of the liberal social contract. Women’s participation in combat is not just a U.S. event but global and therefore has a deeper historical range than current sociological accounts imply. The book compares the political contexts of women’s entry into war now with their prior, twentieth-century contributions to wars in other cultural settings and then uses this comparison to show a variety of meanings at play in the gender of war.

Women in the Security Profession

Women in the Security Profession
Author: Sandi J Davies
Publsiher: Butterworth-Heinemann
Total Pages: 314
Release: 2016-09-13
ISBN: 0128038888
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Women in the Security Profession Book Excerpt:

Women in the Security Profession: A Practical Guide for Career Development is a resource for women considering a career in security, or for those seeking to advance to its highest levels of management. It provides a historical perspective on how women have evolved in the industry, as well as providing real-world tips and insights on how they can help shape its future. The comprehensive text helps women navigate their security careers, providing information on the educational requirements necessary to secure the wide-ranging positions in today’s security field. Women in the Security Profession describes available development opportunities, offering guidance from experienced women professionals who have risen through the ranks of different security sectors. Features career profiles and case studies, including interviews with women in the industry, providing a deeper dive inside some exciting and rewarding careers in security Provides a history of women in security, and an exploration of both current and expected trends Offers experienced advice on how to resolve specific biases and issues relating to gender

Public Policy

Public Policy
Author: Christopher A. Simon
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2017-08-15
ISBN: 1315474433
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Public Policy Book Excerpt:

Now in a thoroughly revised third edition, Public Policy: Preferences and Outcomes is designed to help students enrolled in a public policy course discuss policy issues and understand the ways in which public policy is grounded in normative theory. This approachable book examines the role of political theory in the governance process and the effect of public opinion on policy priorities and government. It introduces students to the tools of policy analysis and the most up to date policy theories in conceptualizing public policy in several major policy areas. New to this edition: A thoroughly revised and updated chapter on public policy models, including new sections on the importance of science, pluralism, institutional analysis and development, multiple streams, the advocacy coalition framework, the punctuated equilibrium framework, policy diffusion, and the constructivist approach. New sections on health policy, welfare economics and the public good, the nuclear arms race, the War on Terrorism, the Quadrennial Defense Review, contemporary policing techniques and issues, and renewable energy. Restructured and rewritten sections on social policy and equality that includes sections on employment, LGBTQ rights and same sex marriage, the legalization of marijuana, and income inequality. Assuming no prior knowledge of the subject, and offering instructors a variety of ways to tailor the book to their classroom setting and course priorities, Public Policy: Preferences and Outcomes, 3e is a highly flexible and effective teaching resource for introductory public policy courses at the undergraduate level and also serves as an ideal refresher book for students at the graduate level.

Human Rights in the Americas

Human Rights in the Americas
Author: María Herrera-Sobek,Francisco Lomelí,Luz Angélica Kirschner
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 334
Release: 2021-02-25
ISBN: 1000359735
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Human Rights in the Americas Book Excerpt:

This interdisciplinary book explores human rights in the Americas from multiple perspectives and fields. Taking 1492 as a point of departure, the text explores Eurocentric historiographies of human rights and offer a more complete understanding of the genealogy of the human rights discourse and its many manifestations in the Americas. The essays use a variety of approaches to reveal the larger contexts from which they emerge, providing a cross-sectional view of subjects, countries, methodologies and foci explicitly dedicated toward understanding historical factors and circumstances that have shaped human rights nationally and internationally within the Americas. The chapters explore diverse cultural, philosophical, political and literary expressions where human rights discourses circulate across the continent taking into consideration issues such as race, class, gender, genealogy and nationality. While acknowledging the ongoing centrality of the nation, the volume promotes a shift in the study of the Americas as a dynamic transnational space of conflict, domination, resistance, negotiation, complicity, accommodation, dialogue, and solidarity where individuals, nations, peoples, institutions, and intellectual and political movements share struggles, experiences, and imaginaries. It will be of interest to all scholars and students of InterAmerican studies and those from all disciplines interested in Human Rights.

She Said

She Said
Author: Jodi Kantor,Megan Twohey
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2019-09-10
ISBN: 1526603284
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

She Said Book Excerpt:

'Explosive' Margaret Atwood 'Seismic' Observer 'Brilliant' Nigella Lawson 'Gripping' Jon Ronson *SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING CAREY MULLIGAN AND ZOE KAZAN* A FINANCIAL TIMES, NEW STATESMAN, DAILY TELEGRAPH, METRO AND ELLE BOOK OF THE YEAR On 5 October 2017, the New York Times published an article by Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey that helped change the world. Hollywood was talking as never before. Kantor and Twohey outmanoeuvred Harvey Weinstein, his team of defenders and private investigators, convincing some of the most famous women in the world – and some unknown ones – to go on the record. Three years later, it helped lead to his conviction. This is how they did it.

Double Cross

Double Cross
Author: Ben Macintyre
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 417
Release: 2012-01-01
ISBN: 1408830620
Category: Deception (Military science)
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Double Cross Book Excerpt:

The number one bestselling author of Agent Zigzag and Operation Mincemeat exposes the true story of the D Day Spies.

A History of Scotland

A History of Scotland
Author: Alastair Gray
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 152
Release: 1989
ISBN: 9780199170630
Category: Scotland
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A History of Scotland Book Excerpt:

This is a reissue of a popular text, for Standard Grade History exams. We have added 8 pages 'Into the Millennium' to update the text, and added exam questions under the new headings of Knowledge and Understanding and Line of Enquiry, at General and Credit levels.

Catalog of Captioned Films videos for the Deaf

Catalog of Captioned Films videos for the Deaf
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1991
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Films for the hearing impaired
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Catalog of Educational Captioned Films videos for the Deaf

Catalog of Educational Captioned Films videos for the Deaf
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Films for the hearing impaired
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Illustrated London News

The Illustrated London News
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1888
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: London (England)
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Athenaeum

The Athenaeum
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1876
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Bulletin

Bulletin
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2002
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Saturday Evening Post

The Saturday Evening Post
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1961
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Congressional Record

Congressional Record
Author: United States. Congress
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Legislation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Ohio Practical Farmer

Ohio Practical Farmer
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1893
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Ohio
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Classics of Civil War Fiction

Classics of Civil War Fiction
Author: David Madden,Peggy Bach
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 240
Release: 1991
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Historical fiction, American
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Classics of Civil War Fiction Book Excerpt:

Fascinating essays about novels & stories in the Civil War genre.

Country Life

Country Life
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1983
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Country life
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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TV Guide

TV Guide
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2006
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Television programs
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Hearst s International Combined with Cosmopolitan

Hearst s International Combined with Cosmopolitan
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1940
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: American periodicals
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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