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1. Roter Morgen [ - 2019]

Journal/Periodical
v. ; 44 cm.
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xvii, 281 pages ; 25 cm.
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x, 223 pages ; 23 cm.
Throughout the world today there are obvious trouble spots that have the potential to explode into serious conflicts at any time in the immediate or distant future. This study examines what history suggests about the future possibilities and characteristics of war and the place that thinking about conflict deserves in the formation of American strategy in coming decades. The author offers a historical perspective to show that armed conflict between organized political groups has been mankind's constant companion and that America must remain prepared to use its military power to deal with an unstable, uncertain, and fractious world. Williamson Murray shows that while there are aspects of human conflict that will not change no matter what advances in technology or computing power may occur, the character of war appears to be changing at an increasingly rapid pace with scientific advances providing new and more complex weapons, means of production, communications, and sensors, and myriad other inventions, all capable of altering the character of the battle space in unexpected fashions. He explains why the past is crucial to understanding many of the possibilities that lie in wait, as well as for any examination of the course of American strategy and military performance in the future-and warns that the moral and human results of the failure of American politicians and military leaders to recognize the implications of the past are already apparent.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780817920043 20170410
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xvi, 196 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
An insightful study of the political, economic, and social changes Brazil experienced during the twenty-year rule of its Cold War military regime. Cuba's revolution in 1959 fueled powerful anti-Communist fears in the United States. As a result, in the years that followed, governments throughout Central and South America were toppled in U.S.-backed military coups, and by 1977 only three democratically elected leaders remained in all of Latin America. This perceptive study, coauthored by a revered historian and a prominent economist, examines how the military rulers of Brazil profoundly altered the nation's economy, politics, and society during their two decades in power, and it explores the lasting impact of these changes after democracy was restored. Comparing and contrasting the history, programs, methods, and goals of Brazil's Cold War-era authoritarian government with the military regimes of Peru, Chile, Argentina, Bolivia, and Uruguay, authors Herbert Klein and Francisco Vidal Luna offer a fascinating, detailed analysis of the Brazilian experience from 1964 to 1985, one of the darkest, most difficult periods in Latin American history.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780300223316 20170515
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v, 105 pages ; 23 cm
  • The constitution of political Islam
  • Dawa: much more than a "call to Islam"
  • Confronting ideology to win the war.
Ayaan Hirsi Ali analyzes the concept of dawa as practiced by Islamists: why it matters, and why ignoring it has had serious consequences for national security. In order to defeat not just "violent extremism" but the Islamist ideology that inspires it, the author provides a set of clear policy recommendations for the current US administration.
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xxxviii, 775 pages ; 25 cm.
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30 pages : portrait ; 22 cm
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xiii, 270 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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442 pages ; 23 cm
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27 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
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11. Gulag letters [2017]

Book
ix, 294 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
A poignant collection of letters written by the Latvian poet, novelist, and newspaper editor Arsenii Formakov while interned in Soviet labor camps Emily Johnson has translated and edited a fascinating collection of letters written by Arsenii Formakov, a Latvian Russian poet, novelist, and journalist, during two terms in Soviet labor camps, 1940 to 1947 in Kraslag and 1949 to 1955 in Kamyshlag and Ozerlag. This correspondence, which Formakov mailed home to his family in Riga, provides readers with a firsthand account of the workings of the Soviet penal system and testifies to the hardships of daily life for Latvian prisoners in the Gulag.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780300209310 20170530
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xviii, 154 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm.
In Hammer, Sickle, and Soil, Jonathan Daly tells the harrowing story of Stalin's transformation of millions of family farms throughout the USSR into 250,000 collective farms during the period from 1929 to 1933. History's biggest experiment in social engineering at the time and the first example of the complete conquest of the bulk of a population by its rulers, the policy was above all intended to bring to Russia Marx's promised bright future of socialism. In the process, however, it caused widespread peasant unrest, massive relocations, and ultimately led to millions dying in the famine of 1932-33. Drawing on scholarly studies and primary-source collections published since the opening of the Soviet archives three decades ago, now, for the first time, this volume offers an accessible and accurate narrative for the general reader. The book is illustrated with propaganda posters from the period that graphically portray the drama and trauma of the revolution in Soviet agriculture under Stalin. In chilling detail the author describes how the havoc and destruction wrought in the countryside sowed the seeds of destruction of the entire Soviet experiment.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780817920647 20170821
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volumes : illustrations ; 25 cm.
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xi, 308 pages : map ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction: Exploiting "human raw material"
  • Food: "Whoever does not work, shall not eat"
  • Prisoners: "The contingent"
  • Health: "Physical labor capability"
  • Illness and mortality: "Lost labor days"
  • Invalids: "Inferior workforce"
  • Releases: "Unloading the ballast"
  • Power: "We are not doctors but delousers"
  • Selection: "The more (and less) valuable human element"
  • Exploitation: "Labor utilization"
  • Epilogue: Deaths and deceptions.
A new and chilling study of lethal human exploitation in the Soviet forced labor camps, one of the pillars of Stalinist terror In a shocking new study of life and death in Stalin's Gulag, historian Golfo Alexopoulos suggests that Soviet forced labor camps were driven by brutal exploitation and often administered as death camps. The first study to examine the Gulag penal system through the lens of health, medicine, and human exploitation, this extraordinary work draws from previously inaccessible archives to offer a chilling new view of one of the pillars of Stalinist terror.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780300179415 20170530
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viii, 357 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
  • Prologue Chapter 1. The Growing Menace Chapter 2. The Great Mecca Chapter 3. The Gathering Storm Chapter 4. The Fire This Time Chapter 5. This Most Marvelous City Chapter 6. Heat and Dirt, Anger and Fury Chapter 7. Take the "A" Train Chapter 8. Communists, Conservatives, and Conspiracies Chapter 9. Make Somebody Listen Chapter 10. Calming the Waters Chapter 11. All the Way with LBJ Chapter 12. The War on Crime Epilogue Notes List of Personal Interviews and Correspondence Index Acknowledgments.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780812248500 20170612
On the morning of July 16, 1964, a white police officer in New York City shot and killed a black teenager, James Powell, across the street from the high school where he was attending summer classes. Two nights later, a peaceful demonstration in Central Harlem degenerated into violent protests. During the next week, thousands of rioters looted stores from Brooklyn to Rochester and pelted police with bottles and rocks. In the symbolic and historic heart of black America, the Harlem Riot of 1964, as most called it, highlighted a new dynamic in the racial politics of the nation. The first "long, hot summer" of the Sixties had arrived. In this gripping narrative of a pivotal moment, Michael W. Flamm draws on personal interviews and delves into the archives to move briskly from the streets of New York, where black activists like Bayard Rustin tried in vain to restore peace, to the corridors of the White House, where President Lyndon Johnson struggled to contain the fallout from the crisis and defeat Republican challenger Barry Goldwater, who had made "crime in the streets" a centerpiece of his campaign. Recognizing the threat to his political future and the fragile alliance of black and white liberals, Johnson promised that the War on Poverty would address the "root causes" of urban disorder. A year later, he also launched the War on Crime, which widened the federal role in law enforcement and set the stage for the War on Drugs. Today James Powell is forgotten amid the impassioned debates over the militarization of policing and the harmful impact of mass incarceration on minority communities. But his death was a catalyst for the riots in New York, which in turn foreshadowed future explosions and influenced the political climate for the crime and drug policies of recent decades. In the Heat of the Summer spotlights the extraordinary drama of a single week when peaceful protests and violent unrest intersected, the freedom struggle reached a crossroads, and the politics of law and order led to demands for a War on Crime.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780812248500 20170612
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x, 142 pages ; 23 cm.
  • The evolution of Israel's national security doctrine
  • New challenges for Israel's national security
  • Facing reality: Lebanon and Gaza
  • The Arab Spring and the Arab turmoil: a new Middle Eastern reality.
The turmoil which has been rattling the Middle East in recent years has confronted Israel with fresh challenges and opportunities and requires it to rethink the three levels of its strategy and security policies: National security Strategy (sometimes referred to as Grand Strategy), National Security Policy and National Military Strategy. The book points to the years 1979-1981 as the years of transition from conventional military challenges faced by Israel to the novel challenges of terrorism, missiles and rockets, sub-state guerrilla organizations on its borders and the prospect of nuclear weapons in hostile hands. Some of these challenges have been exacerbated by the unraveling of neighboring Arab states. The book's review of the evolution of Israeli policies through almost seven decades of war and conflicts shows the absence of a full-fledged grand strategy, the structural weakness of national security policy formulation by successive governments at the cabinet level and the dominant role of the IDF. This state of affairs helps explain why and how Israel has responded to the recent turmoil in a piecemeal fashion rather than formulate a comprehensive policy that would enhance its ability to respond to the new challenges and take advantage of the new opportunities.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780817920449 20170530
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27 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
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297 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 19 x 26 cm
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x, 124 pages ; 23 cm.
  • Foreword
  • Acknowledgments
  • Overview; Introduction
  • Diagnosing the Situation Today
  • Policy and Regulatory Options: State Regulators-Compensating Nuclear Plant Benefits
  • State Regulators-Internalizing Other Costs
  • State Legislators-Compensating Nuclear Plant Benefits
  • State Legislators-Internalizing Other Costs
  • Regional Grid Operators
  • Federal Agencies
  • Congress
  • Improving Nuclear's Value: Owners & Operators
  • Conclusion
  • Appendix A: US Civilian Nuclear Power Reactors
  • Appendix B: Recent Nuclear Plant Closures.
In Keeping the Lights On at America's Nuclear Power Plants, Jeremy Carl and David Fedor discuss the decline of American nuclear power in light of major economic, technological and political challenges. They show how high costs, low public support, and popular clean energy trends threaten America's near- and long-term nuclear viability. American nuclear power plants are closing at a historically unprecedented pace, and there's little evidence of public or political will to stop the bleeding. Recognizing the nuclear industry's flaws, the authors argue that nuclear energy is widely misunderstood. They discuss the nuclear industry's failure to capture the public's attention and imagination, and survey the new national conversation about America's renewable energy future -- a conversation that does not include nuclear. For all these challenges, the authors argue that permanently opting out of the nuclear enterprise would be a mistake. Making the case for continued nuclear investment, they show how ""keeping the lights on"" at America's nuclear plants can bolster American technology leadership, security, and commitment to curbing carbon emissions. They offer a menu of policy options designed to spur meaningful action at state and federal levels, to change the industry's status quo, and to reintroduce nuclear to America's energy conversation.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780817920951 20170829
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xii, 246 pages ; 25 cm.
In this book, Robert Leeson and Charles Palm have assembled an amazing collection of Milton Friedman's best works on freedom. Even more amazing is that the selection represents only 1 percent of the 1,500 works by Friedman that Leeson and Palm have put online in a user-friendly format-and an even smaller percentage if you include their archive of Friedman's audio and television recordings, correspondence, and other writings. This book and the larger online collection are sorely needed and very welcome. Milton Friedman deserves to be read in the original by generation after generation. These days, many people channel Friedman to support their own views, which sometimes are quite contrary to his actual views. With so much of it now readily available, everyone will find it easier to remember and learn from what he actually wrote and said. Readers will find the book refreshing whether or not they are already familiar with Friedman's work.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780817920340 20170530
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