Among the Brave

Among the Brave
Author: Margaret Peterson Haddix
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2010-05-11
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
ISBN: 1439106703


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In the aftermath of a crisis that threatens the safety of all shadow children -- illegal third-borns in a society that allows only two children per family -- Trey's friends expect him to take charge -- a function he doesn't want or think he can do. Trey's new role leads him to travel with Luke Garner's brother, Mark, to Population Police headquarters. There he impersonates an officer to try to rescue Luke, who has been taken prisoner. The nonstop adventure puts all three boys in danger and risks exposing the underground movement to help all shadow children. In this, the fifth book in the Shadow Children series, Margaret Peterson Haddix returns to the futuristic setting and compelling characters she created in Among the Hidden. With an adrenaline-fueled plot and surprising twists, Haddix has again crafted a story that is suspenseful until the last page.

Journey Among Brave Men

Journey Among Brave Men
Author: Dana Adams Schmidt
Publisher: Grove Press
Total Pages: 332
Release: 2018-10-16
Genre: History
ISBN: 0802146767


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A gripping account of an award-winning journalist’s journey into the heart of rebel territory during the First Iraqi-Kurdish War. On July 4, 1962, New York Times foreign correspondent Dana Adams Schmidt left his post in Beirut to be voluntarily smuggled into Iraqi Kurdistan. It was the beginning of a nearly two-month journey that would climax in a days-long visit with the leader of the Kurdish rebellion, the most loved and feared man in Kurdistan, Mullah Mustafa Barzani. Accompanied by armed Kurdish guides and a 72-year-old Turkish interpreter, the six-feet-three-inch, seersucker-suit-clad Schmidt traveled, often at night, a secret route by foot, mule, horse and, on two occasions, jeep into the high Kurdish mountains to report on “the fightingest people in the Middle East” as no foreign journalist had done before. The physical dangers were acute—his group was strafed more than once by the Iraqi air force. Along the way, Schmidt learned about the history and culture of the Kurds, whose cause Barzani hoped Schmidt could convey to the world. Originally published in 1964 and now back in print with a new foreword by historian Charles Glass, Journey Among Brave Men is an enduring testament to the power of audacious journalism and to the strong will of the Kurds, an embattled people who remain in search of an independent state today. “One can only marvel at the author’s indefatigable industry and power of enthusi­asm, which makes him one of the most reliable of all daily paper reporters . . . An excellent, fair and patently honest piece of work.”—The New York Times

8 ADVENTURE CLASSICS IN ONE PREMIUM EDITION (Illustrated)

8 ADVENTURE CLASSICS IN ONE PREMIUM EDITION (Illustrated)
Author: Daniel Defoe
Publisher: e-artnow
Total Pages: 2006
Release: 2017-05-05
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 8075831837


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This unique collection of Daniel Defoe's greatest adventure novels has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards. Novels: "Robinson Crusoe" – Defoe's most famous novel tells the story of a man's shipwreck on a desert island for thirty years and his subsequent adventures. "Colonel Jack" – Colonel Jack follows an orphaned boy from a life of poverty and crime to colonial prosperity, military and marital imbroglios, and religious conversion, driven by a problematic notion of becoming a "gentleman." "Captain Singleton" – an adventure story that covers a traversal of Africa and taps into the contemporary fascination with piracy. "Moll Flanders" – The titular heroine appears as a whore, bigamist, and thief, commits adultery and incest, and yet manages to retain the reader's sympathy. "Roxana: The Fortunate Mistress" – The novel follows the adventures of a young woman from wealth, to prostitution, to freedom. "The Consolidator" – In this satirical novel, which mixes fantasy with political and social satire, Defoe's narrator travels to the moon. "Memoirs of a Cavalier" – This novel is set during the Thirty Years' War and the English Civil War. It is presented as a military journal of the Wars in Germany and England. "The Farther Adventures of Robinson Crusoe" – The sequel to "Robinson" describes how Crusoe traveled back in Bedford. Biography: Daniel Defoe by William Minto Daniel Defoe (1660-1731), was an English writer, journalist, and spy, most famous for his novel Robinson Crusoe. Defoe is noted for being one of the earliest proponents of the novel, and he is considered one of the founders of the English novel.

Among the Brave

Among the Brave
Author: Margaret Peterson Haddix
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2005-08-30
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
ISBN: 9780689857959


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In a society that allows families to have only two children, a group of third-borns try to save themselves and others like them.

The Works

The Works
Author: Daniel Defoe
Publisher:
Total Pages: 780
Release: 1840
Genre:
ISBN:


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Select Hindu Names

Select Hindu Names
Author: Haribābū Kaṃsala
Publisher:
Total Pages: 200
Release: 1999
Genre: Hindi language
ISBN:


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Universalist Union

Universalist Union
Author:
Publisher:
Total Pages: 844
Release: 1841
Genre: Universalism
ISBN:


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Among the Brave

Among the Brave
Author: Margaret Peterson Haddix
Publisher:
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2004
Genre: Self-preservation
ISBN: 9780439692434


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In a society that allows families to have only two children, a group of third-borns tries to save themselves and others like them. Fifth in the series.

Among the Brave

Among the Brave
Author: Margaret Peterson Haddix
Publisher:
Total Pages: 229
Release: 2004
Genre: Dystopian
ISBN: 9781415628805


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In the aftermath of a crisis that threatens the safety of all shadow children, illegal third-borns in a society that allows only two chidren per family, Trey's friends expect him to take charge, a function he doesn't want or think he can do.

Conflict Among Rebels

Conflict Among Rebels
Author: Costantino Pischedda
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Total Pages: 155
Release: 2020-11-24
Genre: Political Science
ISBN: 0231552742


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Why do rebel groups frequently clash instead of cooperating against their shared enemy, the state? This pattern occurs in conflicts around the world, yet it flies in the face of common notions of strategic logic. Weaving together insights from international relations theory and the study of ethnic politics, Costantino Pischedda presents an original theory to unravel the puzzle of inter-rebel conflict. Examining the dynamics of civil wars in Iraq, Ethiopia, Lebanon, Sri Lanka, and Syria, Pischedda argues that infighting is a calculated response by rebel groups to perceived opportunities and vulnerabilities. Conflicts break out between groups when one sees the potential to eliminate weaker rivals at a low cost or fears the deterioration of its power relative to a competitor and embarks on a desperate gamble. Counterintuitively, Pischedda finds that rebels sharing an ethnic identity are especially prone to violent conflict, as they see each other as both potential existential threats and enticing opportunities for expansion. Since coethnic rebels aspire to control the same community, their antagonism is stark and immediate. In addition, insurgents expect to be able to draw on the resources of defeated rivals from the same ethnic group more easily than they could on those of outsiders. Marshaling a range of data, Pischedda’s mixed-methods study features original interviews conducted with former insurgent leaders. The first book-length examination of inter-rebel fighting, Conflict Among Rebels sheds new light on a key question of civil war dynamics: why the enemy of my enemy is not always my friend.