Imperial Reckoning

Imperial Reckoning
Author: Caroline Elkins
Publsiher: Henry Holt and Company
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2010-04-01
ISBN: 9781429900294
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Imperial Reckoning Book Excerpt:

A major work of history that for the first time reveals the violence and terror at the heart of Britain's civilizing mission in Kenya As part of the Allied forces, thousands of Kenyans fought alongside the British in World War II. But just a few years after the defeat of Hitler, the British colonial government detained nearly the entire population of Kenya's largest ethnic minority, the Kikuyu-some one and a half million people. The compelling story of the system of prisons and work camps where thousands met their deaths has remained largely untold-the victim of a determined effort by the British to destroy all official records of their attempts to stop the Mau Mau uprising, the Kikuyu people's ultimately successful bid for Kenyan independence. Caroline Elkins, an assistant professor of history at Harvard University, spent a decade in London, Nairobi, and the Kenyan countryside interviewing hundreds of Kikuyu men and women who survived the British camps, as well as the British and African loyalists who detained them. The result is an unforgettable account of the unraveling of the British colonial empire in Kenya-a pivotal moment in twentieth- century history with chilling parallels to America's own imperial project. Imperial Reckoning is the winner of the 2006 Pulitzer Prize for Nonfiction.

Dead Reckoning

Dead Reckoning
Author: Ph.D. Nordby
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 304
Release: 1999-12-20
ISBN: 9781420048827
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dead Reckoning Book Excerpt:

Her Brentwood home became a hotbed for homicide. But in the wake of intense public and media attention, one saliant and hard truth was often overlooked: the murder of Nicole Brown-Simpson, while brutal and heinous in its form, was just one of thousands of homicides committed during that same year. Most escaped the scrutiny of public interest. Many never made it to trial, and still others were dismissed as natural deaths-perfect crimes that remain forever unsolved. How, then, do investigators solve a murder when the trail goes cold? Like mariners navigating without landmarks under a starless night sky-lacking a reliable witness or smoking gun-they plot their course through the clues by applying their own style of Dead Reckoning, reconstructing the crime by disciplined observation, careful reasoning, and experience. Dead Reckoning: The Art of Forensic Detection examines the applications of logic and science to decipher chaotic death scenes and difficult cases, and to derive orderly explanations from their jumbled clues. The 10 case studies in this book illustrate the powers of observation exercised in reading the signs, identifying them as clues, and reasoning from them to the best explanation. For investigators, as well as forensic pathologists, coroners, prosecutors, and defense attorneys, Dead Reckoning: The Art of Forensic Detection stresses the importance of trusting your own observations even in the wake of contradictory evidence.

Financial Reckoning Day Fallout

Financial Reckoning Day Fallout
Author: Addison Wiggin,Will Bonner
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2009-08-06
ISBN: 9780470564349
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Financial Reckoning Day Fallout Book Excerpt:

How to harness inspiration for successful, long-term innovation Why does real innovation elude so many companies, including the biggest corporations with top resources? The problem, in all cases, is that they are lacking inspiration. In Look At More, Andy Stefanovich outlines inspiration as a discipline and a systematic approach for innovation that when applied consistently, brings long-term, sustainable results. It is about learning to think differently and getting others to do the same. By focusing on the front end of the Inspiration?Creativity?Innovation continuum, Look at More brings a fresh perspective to a popular conversation that is experiencing fatigue. Inspiration is the most effective way of unleashing innovation and this book shows you how. Introduces Play's LAMSTAIH process, which stands for Look At More Stuff; Think About It Harder, a systematic approach for harnessing inspiration Outlines the five key drivers for finding new ideas that lead to innovation--Mood, Mindset, Mechanisms, Measurement, Momentum Filled with strategies, tactics, insights, and cases that show how to instill inspiration at all levels CEOs, managers and entrepreneurs alike will find Look At More an invaluable tool for navigating the ever-hungry innovation mandate and turning inspiration into a strategic competitive advantage.

Reckoning

Reckoning
Author: Candis Callison,Mary Lynn Young
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2019-11-28
ISBN: 0190067098
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reckoning Book Excerpt:

How do journalists know what they know? Who gets to decide what good journalism is and when it's done right? What sort of expertise do journalists have, and what role should and do they play in society? Until a couple of decades ago, journalists rarely asked these questions, largely because the answers were generally undisputed. Now, the stakes are rising for journalists as they face real-time critique and audience pushback for their ethics, news reporting, and relevance. Yet the crises facing journalism have been narrowly defined as the result of disruption by new technologies and economic decline. This book argues that the concerns are in fact much more profound. Drawing on their five years of research with journalists in the U.S. and Canada, in a variety of news organizations from startups and freelancers to mainstream media, the authors find a digital reckoning taking place regarding journalism's founding ideals and methods. The book explores journalism's long-standing representational harms, arguing that despite thoughtful explorations of the role of publics in journalism, the profession hasn't adequately addressed matters of gender, race, intersectionality, and settler colonialism. In doing so, the authors rethink the basis for what journalism says it could and should do, suggesting that a turn to strong objectivity and systems journalism provides a path forward. They offer insights from journalists' own experiences and efforts at repair, reform, and transformation to consider how journalism can address its limits and possibilities along with widening media publics.

Confederate Reckoning

Confederate Reckoning
Author: Stephanie McCurry
Publsiher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 456
Release: 2012-05-07
ISBN: 0674064216
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Confederate Reckoning Book Excerpt:

Stephanie McCurry tells a very different tale of the Confederate experience. When the grandiosity of Southerners’ national ambitions met the harsh realities of wartime crises, unintended consequences ensued. Although Southern statesmen and generals had built the most powerful slave regime in the Western world, they had excluded the majority of their own people—white women and slaves—and thereby sowed the seeds of their demise.

Dead Reckoning

Dead Reckoning
Author: Stanalei Fletcher
Publsiher: The Wild Rose Press Inc
Total Pages: 316
Release: 2015-11-20
ISBN: 1509204075
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dead Reckoning Book Excerpt:

Egan Maddox isn’t sure he’s the right man for the job when Northstar director, Byron O’Neal, asks him to find his missing daughter and protect her from an unknown danger. Egan’s never shaken off his attraction to Kellee O’Neal and hiding away with her, could be more than trouble than this former Navy SEAL can handle. Kellee is lost, with no memory, and believes someone wants to hurt her. When Egan appears and seems to know her, he convinces her she’ll be safe with him. As her memories resurface, she turns to Egan for comfort, and her youthful crush transforms into a womanly passion she can’t deny. With the Russian Mafia closing in, Kellee learns her entire life has been a lie. How can her love for Egan be enough to help her navigate the murky waters of her past and prove that her heritage doesn’t matter as much as the woman she’s become?

The Reckoning

The Reckoning
Author: Carsten Stroud
Publsiher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2015-08-18
ISBN: 1101873035
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Reckoning Book Excerpt:

The astonishing final installment in the page-turning trilogy that Stephen King calls “an authentic work of American genius.” Niceville has an almost unearthly beauty when the sun tops the ancient nearby mountain called Tallulah’s Wall and bathes it in soft Southern light. But there’s a reason Native American tribes avoided the place: An absence that inhabits the air and the depthless “sink” atop Tallulah’s Wall. This “Nothing” has long bent time and the desires of a chosen few to her shadowy ends. As THE RECKONING begins, Detective Nick Kavanaugh and his wife, family lawyer Kate, have accepted that reality in Niceville is not normal. Seemingly, they’ve fought Nothing to a draw. But now a buzzing emerges in the heads of some perfectly normal folks. Nothing isn’t finished. Come to Niceville and sink into Carsten Stroud’s inimitable blend of crime and supernatural thriller, as characters you’ll love throw in with bad guys you’ll like way more than you should as they battle evil.

Bahama Reckoning

Bahama Reckoning
Author: Hank Manley
Publsiher: AuthorHouse
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2005-12-21
ISBN: 9781467816175
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bahama Reckoning Book Excerpt:

Ruthless Colombian drug lord Victor Torres swears to his dying father that he will avenge the destruction of their Bahamas trafficking operation which concluded Hank Manley's last book, Bahama Payback. He discovers that Florida charter boat captain and former Marine Morgan Early is responsible. Torres sets in motion a devious chain of events to draw Morgan and his new wife to the islands. Their capture at a festive party on Paradise Island has bloody and unexpected results. Morgan and Rhonda finally conceive a risky plan to eliminate the continuing threat posed by Torres. Rhonda must gather all her strength and cleverness as she volunteers to infiltrate Torres' armed camp on the night he sets for their demise. Morgan must land on a hostile island, outnumbered and outgunned, to bring his beloved Rhonda home safely.

Soul s Reckoning

Soul s Reckoning
Author: Sam Bowring
Publsiher: ReadHowYouWant.com
Total Pages: 408
Release: 2011-04-05
ISBN: 1459616375
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Soul s Reckoning Book Excerpt:

The third book in The Broken Wells Trilogy. An army of darkness marches on Kainordas, headed by the shadowmander, an unstoppable creature built from the souls of the dead. In Whisperwood a forgotten race stirs, their leader Corlas granted ancient powers by a banished god - and the High Mage Fahren journeys with his old enemy Battu to the Morningbridge Peaks, to fulfil a task that shakes him to the bone. Meanwhile, the warrior Bel rides with all the forces of light. He carries the Stone of Evenings Mild, his only means of drawing his shadowy counterpart Losara back into himself, to reunite their fractured soul. It seems the time has come to look oneself in the eye. The time has come for a reckoning.

The Reckoning

The Reckoning
Author: Peter Bodo
Publsiher: Diversion Books
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2012-06-13
ISBN: 1938120361
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Reckoning Book Excerpt:

A reunion in the wilderness between a roughneck father and his estranged son takes a dangerous turn. Billy Underwood hasn't seen his father for most of his life, until the hardscrabble Clay Underwood shows up and whisks the puzzled boy away, bent on taking him on an autumn elk hunt in the Montana wilderness. While wary of his dad and inexperienced in the field, Billy is excited, and quickly responds to Clay's awkward and tough but tender attempt to bond with him through the vehicle of a grand outdoor adventure in the Rocky Mountains. As winter in the high country approaches, father and son bond in quiet, unexpected, and profound ways, while searching for and tracking the elusive elk. Clay doesn't always have the right words to express his feelings, but passes important lessons to his son, from how to track elk and predict the weather, to talking with girls and falling in love. As the prospect of finding elk grows slimmer, the weather takes a sudden turn for the worst. The dangers of being lost and alone in the wilderness quickly become apparent to father and son on a trip that inexorably hurtles toward tragedy.

Royal Reckoning

Royal Reckoning
Author: Stephanie St. Klaire
Publsiher: Stephanie St. Klaire
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Royal Reckoning Book Excerpt:

Rogue operative, Eli Clayton has finally met his match. Now he just has to keep her alive... even if it means revealing his true identity. Event coordinator to the rich and famous, Cally Stark is immune to Eli’s dazzling charm and dangerous good looks. But that doesn’t stop her from falling for him and building a life— on a throne of lies. Eli’s secrets have made Cally the perfect target and she finds herself lured into enemy territory, taken and used in an elaborate and twisted scheme to take down Eli’s entire bloodline. What do you do when the woman you vowed to protect is a pawn trapped in a deadly game? You go to the ends of the earth to save her and eliminate the players one by one. Check mate. This jaw dropping, pulse pounding series is sure to leave you breathless as the wicked twists and turns keep you guessing!

Dead Reckoning

Dead Reckoning
Author: Patricia Hall
Publsiher: Minotaur Books
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2005-04-01
ISBN: 1429933054
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dead Reckoning Book Excerpt:

Earnshaw's Mill, one of last remaining foundations of Bradfield's industrial heritage, harkening back to Yorkshire's glorious past, has seen better days. As the times have changed, the future of the Earnshaw mill has become even more uncertain. With impending staff cuts necessary to keep the mill alive, the union is unhappy and the workers are threatening to strike. Racial tensions are already high enough in Bradfield's Muslim community, so with the possibility of large unemployment in town looming, trouble is in the air. When one of the Earnshaw children turns up dead, DCI Michael Thackeray heads up the investigation into his death. The victim, a major shareholder in the company, has left no will and the future of the mill has become even more unclear. In the meantime, Thackeray's girlfriend, reporter Laura Ackroyd, is researching a story on the racial tensions in the Muslim community. After witnessing a hostile race-related mishap on the street, she wanted to take a closer look at the circumstances underlying Bradfield's racial problems. Then she learns about the case of Saira Khan, a gifted student from a Muslim family who has gone missing and her story takes off, plunging her right into the middle of an escalating crisis. As both industrial and race relations reach the boiling point, Patricia Hall is at the top of her game in this gripping and emotional novel.

Reckoning Mills Boon Blaze In Too Deep Book 3

Reckoning  Mills   Boon Blaze   In Too Deep     Book 3
Author: Jo Leigh
Publsiher: HarperCollins UK
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2012-10-15
ISBN: 140895916X
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reckoning Mills Boon Blaze In Too Deep Book 3 Book Excerpt:

Brilliant chemist Tamara Chen can't believe the wild desire she feels for ex-Delta Force operative Nate Pratchett, especially with their lives on the line.

The Reckoning

The Reckoning
Author: Rusty Beauquet
Publsiher: Six-Gun Western Heritage Press
Total Pages: 180
Release: 2022-04-12
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Reckoning Book Excerpt:

A reticent stranger. A town keeping a grave secret. And there’s a score to settle, things to put right. An unsuspecting lone rider comes to a tiny town on the west bank of the Pecos River possessing a terrible secret the residents are determined to protect. By violence if necessary. When McNeil rode into Dead Horse Crossing, a tiny town on the west bank of the Pecos, he wasn’t looking for trouble. Tight-lipped about the purpose of his visit, he immediately gets a chilly reception from the townspeople. McNeil rents a room at the hotel, only to be harassed by a cowboy named Cotton Patrick for no apparent reason. McNeil’s attempts to get directions to an area ranch create further hostility, prompting a local powerful rancher, Bull Sommers, to take a keen interest in McNeil’s presence. McNeil visits the town marshal’s office for help only to discover that the marshal, Bud Long, also doubles as the town drunk and is useless. McNeil mentions he is trying to locate a rancher named Denton Everhart at the local Lazy E ranch and Long becomes as hostile as the rest of townsfolk. Then when he persists in riding out to the Lazy E, real trouble finds him. It becomes apparent that the good people of Dead Horse Crossing have something to hide. And when McNeil stumbles onto their terrible secret, he touches a nerve so sensitive he spends the rest of his time in town fighting for his life. But he isn’t the only one. Part of the secret McNeil uncovers means he has a score to settle. Before he quits this speck of a town on the edge of the Chihuahuan Desert, others will fight to stay alive, too. For McNeil, it’s not about revenge. He demands a reckoning. Something terrible is happening in Dead Horse Crossing. And someone must stop it. Someone needs to pay. Outnumbered and outgunned, can McNeil survive to set things right? Or will evil triumph and the guilty go free? The Reckoning, the debut novel in the new Lone Rider classic western fiction series, is perfect for fans of the greats like Louis L’Amour, Ralph Compton, and Elmer Kelton.

The Reckoning

The Reckoning
Author: Christie Ridgway
Publsiher: HarperCollins UK
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2014-02-28
ISBN: 1472087518
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Reckoning Book Excerpt:

After ten stolen years in a coma, hanging on to life by strands of uncertainty, Linda Faraday is finally awake. All she knows is she used to be an undercover operative looking into the shady dealings of embezzler Cameron Fortune. And today...

Day Of Reckoning Mills Boon Intrigue

Day Of Reckoning  Mills   Boon Intrigue
Author: B.J. Daniels
Publsiher: HarperCollins UK
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2014-01-27
ISBN: 1472032438
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Day Of Reckoning Mills Boon Intrigue Book Excerpt:

Somehow Ford Lancaster seemed to turn up just when Rozalyn Sawyer needed him most. And as much as she hated to admit it, she couldn't help but want more of his steady presence...his smoldering kisses. Rozalyn was sure a crime had been committed against her family, but was her desperate search for the truth based on fear or madness?

Her Day of Reckoning

Her Day of Reckoning
Author: Mary Khazak Grant
Publsiher: Lulu Press, Inc
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2016-06-20
ISBN: 1365206432
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Her Day of Reckoning Book Excerpt:

This is a memoir written in the third person about the life of a middle-class Jewish girl living on Long Island who is put in jail for a long period as a first-time offender by her family and held only for lack of bail. It is a humorous story featuring heart-warming moments in her experience of her dysfunctional family. The book is also a denouncement of prison conditions in Nassau County, New York. It calls for reform.

A Just Reckoning

A Just Reckoning
Author: Joan Merriam
Publsiher: Joan Merriam
Total Pages: 388
Release: 2021-02-20
ISBN: 1736563211
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Just Reckoning Book Excerpt:

Slicing into the poisonous underbelly of the global sex trade, prize-winning investigative journalist Tess Alexander finds herself catapulted into an unspeakable world that she barely knew existed. It also puts a target on her back. Driven by a tragedy in her own past to hunt down and expose the worst of human corruption and brutality, this isn’t the first time Tess’s work has put her in danger—but this new investigation puts her in far worse peril than anything she’s faced before. It begins after she meets Katia Voitenko, who as a small child living along the Black Sea coast of Crimea was kidnapped and sold into decades of sex slavery. Hearing Katia’s appalling story, Tess becomes determined to unmask the ruthless sociopaths behind the international sex trafficking ring that enslaved the young woman. Her search for the ringleaders behind the conspiracy drives her thousands of miles from the safety of her northern California home to the streets and alleyways of Ukraine, Crimea, and Great Britain. During the course of her investigation—and with the help of a collection of characters that includes a Ukrainian revolutionary, an officer with London’s Metropolitan Police Department, and one of the leaders of a transnational organization dedicated to rescuing victims of the sex trade—Tess uncovers the sinister extent of the trafficking operation, and almost pays with her life.

Storm of Reckoning

Storm of Reckoning
Author: Doranna Durgin
Publsiher: Macmillan
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2011-02-01
ISBN: 1429992077
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Storm of Reckoning Book Excerpt:

Lisa McGarrity lives to hunt ghosts. With the able assistance of her loyal ghostbusting team, of course . . . and the unexpected powers of Trevarr, a fiercely driven demon-hunter from another dimension. Their last mission—a supposedly simple haunting that turned into a demonic free-for-all—left them battered and ready for some R&R. But rest has to wait. Garrie and her team are summoned by an old friend in Sedona who desperately needs some occult assistance. Making matters worse, Trevarr has reappeared, bloody and bruised . . . and exiled forever from his homeworld. While happy to have Trevarr back at her side, Garrie is shocked to discover that Sedona’s ethereal breezes are quiet, the usual paranormal activity nearly nonexistant . . . except for some oddball power surges that don’t “taste” like our world at all. Then Garrie’s friend disappears and all hell seems about to break loose as Sedona’s ghosts rise up against Garrie and her team. With Trevarr’s not-cat bond-partner hinting at dire trouble on their trail and Trevarr himself seeing enemies at every turn, Garrie is running out of time to figure out just what’s happening in the Southwest…and to put a stop to it. At the publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management software (DRM) applied.

A Great Reckoning

A Great Reckoning
Author: Louise Penny
Publsiher: Minotaur Books
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2016-08-30
ISBN: 1250022126
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Great Reckoning Book Excerpt:

Instant New York Times bestseller: #1 in Hardcover Fiction #1 in E-book Fiction #1 in Combined Print and E-book Fiction "Deep and grand and altogether extraordinary....Miraculous." —The Washington Post "Artful...Powerful...Magical." - The New York Times Book Review "Superb" - People “A Great Reckoning succeeds on every level." —St. Louis Post-Dispatch #1 New York Times bestselling author Louise Penny pulls back the layers to reveal a brilliant and emotionally powerful truth in her latest spellbinding novel. When an intricate old map is found stuffed into the walls of the bistro in Three Pines, it at first seems no more than a curiosity. But the closer the villagers look, the stranger it becomes. Given to Armand Gamache as a gift the first day of his new job, the map eventually leads him to shattering secrets. To an old friend and older adversary. It leads the former Chief of Homicide for the Sûreté du Québec to places even he is afraid to go. But must. And there he finds four young cadets in the Sûreté academy, and a dead professor. And, with the body, a copy of the old, odd map. Everywhere Gamache turns, he sees Amelia Choquet, one of the cadets. Tattooed and pierced. Guarded and angry. Amelia is more likely to be found on the other side of a police line-up. And yet she is in the academy. A protégée of the murdered professor. The focus of the investigation soon turns to Gamache himself and his mysterious relationship with Amelia, and his possible involvement in the crime. The frantic search for answers takes the investigators back to Three Pines and a stained glass window with its own horrific secrets. For both Amelia Choquet and Armand Gamache, the time has come for a great reckoning.