Besieged

Besieged Author A. J. Tata
ISBN-10 9781496706973
Year 2017-02-28
Pages 464
Language en
Publisher Kensington
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Powerful, thrilling, and explosively authentic, the novels of Brigadier General A.J. Tata have won acclaim from President George W. Bush, Glenn Beck, and the bestselling masters of suspense. In Besieged, he tackles the rise of domestic terrorism in America—and puts his hero, Jake Mahegan, in the crackling center of a firestorm. . . It starts with the unthinkable. A school under siege. A shooter in the classroom. A nightmare scenario that has become all too common in today’s United States. But this time, former Delta Captain Jake Mahegan is there when it happens. Checking in on the schoolteacher daughter of a colleague, Mahegan finds himself face to face with a merciless gunman rigged as a suicide bomber. Without warning, the school is attacked from the outside as well—and all hell breaks loose. The teacher shoots the gunman, Mahegan is knocked unconscious, and a twelve-year-old autistic girl named Misha is kidnapped. When the smoke clears, Mahegan is left with a long list of unanswered questions—and a deeply personal mission to rescue Misha. Racing against the clock, his search will take him from the tech-fueled think-tanks of a North Carolina factory to the top-secret nerve centers of embedded Iranian agents. It’s all part of a bigger, darker conspiracy that’s taking domestic terrorism to a whole new level. And it’s up to Mahegan to stop what could be the most devastating attack in U.S. history. . . Praise for BESIEGED “Tata’s hero. . .is still someone you want on your side when the odds are not favorable. Fans of Lee Child and Brad Thor will also enjoy [Jake] Mahegan’s adventures.” —Booklist “Tata combines distinctive characters and unconventional threats to thrilling effect . . . terrific.” —Publishers Weekly (Starred review) Praise for A.J. Tata and his electrifying thrillers “Foreign and Domestic is absolutely fantastic . . . pulse‑pounding . . . a brilliant, cutting‑edge plot that will keep you on the edge‑of‑your‑seat until the very last page.” —New York Times bestselling author Brad Thor “Gripping and gritty.” —Richard North Patterson, #1 New York Times bestselling author Brigadier General Tata donates a portion of his earnings to the USO Metro DC, the North Carolina Heroes Fund, and the Michael Murphy Foundation.

Besieged

Besieged Author Kevin Hearne
ISBN-10 9780399181740
Year 2017-07-11
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Del Rey
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The ancient gods are alive and well in the modern world in this hilarious, action-packed collection of original short stories featuring Atticus O’Sullivan, the two-thousand-year-old Irishman from Kevin Hearne’s New York Times bestselling Iron Druid Chronicles. • In ancient Egypt, Atticus agrees to raid a secret chamber underneath the library of Alexandria, dodging deadly traps, only to learn that on-site security includes two members of the Egyptian pantheon. • At a Kansas carnival, fun and games turns to murder and mayhem, thanks to soul-snatching demons and flesh-craving ghouls luring visitors into an all-too-real house of horrors. • Verily, in olde England, striking up a friendship with William Shakespeare lands both Atticus and the Bard in boiling hot water with a trio of infamous witches. • During the Gold Rush, the avatar of greed himself turns the streets of San Francisco red with blood and upsets the elemental Sequoia. Atticus may have to fight fire with fire if he’s going to restore balance. More, you say? Indeed there is—including bogeymen, vampire hordes, wrathful wraiths, and even a journey to the realm of the dead. Prepare to be besieged with nine tantalizing tales—not to be missed, never to be forgotten. Praise for Kevin Hearne’s Iron Druid Chronicles “Clever, fast paced and a good escape.”—Jason Weisberger, Boing Boing “Celtic mythology and an ancient Druid with modern attitude mix it up in the Arizona desert in this witty new fantasy series.”—Kelly Meding, author of Chimera “Outrageously fun.”—The Plain Dealer, on Hounded “Superb . . . plenty of quips and zap-pow-bang fighting.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review), on Hounded “An exciting mix of comedy, action, and mythology . . . [Atticus] is one of the best main characters currently present in the urban fantasy genre.”—Fantasy Book Critic, on Tricked “Funny, razor-sharp . . . plenty of action, humor, and mythology.”—Booklist (starred review), on Shattered

Besieged

Besieged Author William G. Howell
ISBN-10 0815797699
Year 2005-04-01
Pages 356
Language en
Publisher Brookings Institution Press
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School boards are fighting for their survival. Almost everything that they do is subject to regulations handed down from city councils, state boards of education, legislatures, and courts. As recent mayoral and state takeovers in such cities as Baltimore, Chicago, and New York make abundantly clear, school boards that do not fulfill the expectations of other political players may be stripped of what few independent powers they still retain. Teachers unions exert growing influence over board decision-making processes. And with the passage of the No Child Left Behind Act, the federal government has aggressively inserted itself into matters of local education governance. B esieged is the first full-length volume in many years to systematically examine the politics that surround school boards. A group of highly renowned scholars, relying on both careful case studies and quantitative analyses, examine how school boards fare when they interact with their political superiors, teachers unions, and the public. For the most part, the picture that emerges is sobering: while school boards perform certain administrative functions quite well, the political pressures they face undermine their capacity to institute the wide-ranging school reforms that many voters and local leaders are currently demanding.

Fortress Besieged

Fortress Besieged Author Zhongshu Qian
ISBN-10 0811215520
Year 2004
Pages 395
Language en
Publisher New Directions Publishing
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Set on the eve of the Sino-Japanese War, our hapless hero Fang Hung-chien (á la Emma Bovary), with no particular goal in life and with a bogus degree from a fake American university in hand, returns home to Shanghai. On the French liner home, he meets two Chinese beauties, Miss Su and Miss Pao. Qian writes, "With Miss Pao it wasn't a matter of heart or soul. She hadn't any change of heart, since she didn't have a heart." In a sort of painful comedy, Fang obtains a teaching post at a newly established university where the effete pseudo-intellectuals he encounters in academia become the butt of Qian's merciless satire. Soon Fang is trapped into a marriage of Nabokovian proportions of distress and absurdity. Recalling Fielding's Tom Jones in its farcical litany of misadventures and Flaubert's "style indirect libre," Fortress Besieged is its own unique feast of delights.

Besieged

Besieged Author LP Lovell
ISBN-10 9781508058137
Year 2017-02-13
Pages 337
Language en
Publisher Pronoun
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Theodore Ellis. Men want to be him, and women just want him. He’s the entrepreneurial bad boy, the tabloids darling, and as infamous in the bedroom as he is in the boardroom. Theo Ellis is the moral free man whore, that women can’t even bring themselves to feel ashamed over. What happens when a player meets his match? Beautiful, sassy and intelligent, Lilly Parker throws down a gauntlet Theo can’t help but pick up. The deal? No strings. Easy, right? Until the game changes, and lines become blurred. Hearts will become dangerously besieged, and walls will be battered to the ground. Love is a war. She who dares wins

Besieged

Besieged Author J. Bowyer Bell
ISBN-10 1412817978
Year 2006-02-01
Pages 323
Language en
Publisher Transaction Publishers
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J. Bowyer Bell's Beseiged is built on the premise that as long as men have constructed walls, other men have tried to scale them. From ancient Jericho and Joshua's trumpet to London and the onslaught of the Luftwaffe, people have always devised cunning weapons, with all the skills at their command, to breach such barriers and invade the camps and fortified places of their enemies. Beseiged is the story of seven great modern sieges: Madrid in the Spanish Civil War; London, Warsaw, Singapore and Stalingrad in World War II; Berlin during the Post World War II Airlift; and Jerusalem under Arab attack from four sides in 1947. Bell, a veteran historian, describes in detail the actual battles involved, clearly demonstrating the universality of sieges and siegecraft and showing that all these beleaguered places have things in common and obey certain basic laws or principles. Bell points out commonalities showing, for example, though no bullets were fired during the Berlin Airlift, the city itself was as much under siege as was Warsaw, where the Polish Underground fought a fierce but hopeless battle against Hitler's Wehrmacht. By the same token, Bell shows though no German infantry ever came close to London, it was nonetheless besieged by aerial squadrons just as surely as Stalingrad was by both German and Russian ground forces. The histories of these sieges are ones of heroism and cowardice, meticulous planning and incredible blunders, all of which can be studied and used even currently in similar situations in either defending, or piercing the defenses of, a location in times of unrest or war. Beseiged is a must-read for those interested in modern conflict pondering the enigma of human endeavor in wall building and breaking involved in siegecraft. A must-read for everyone from military strategist aficionados and historians to science and technology buffs. If it is to be believed the danger of not knowing history is the possibility of unknowingly repeating it, then Beseiged should appear on all required reading lists. J. Bowyer Bell (1931-2003) was professor of International Relations at Columbia University, and president of International Analysis Center, focusing on problems of unconventional law, terrorism, deception, and crisis management.

Besieged

Besieged Author Paul K. Davis
ISBN-10 9780195219302
Year 2003
Pages 376
Language en
Publisher Oxford University Press on Demand
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From ancient times to the present, great sieges have had an enormous impact on the shaping of world history. Now, in this spectacular, fully-illustrated volume, one hundred of the world's most monumental and mind-boggling sieges are laid out in detail. Besieged covers the most important sieges from around the world throughout history--from Joshua's assault on Jericho in the fifteenth century B.C. to the Russian attack on the Chechen capital of Grozny at the end of the twentieth. Each entry provides the name and date of the siege, its exact location in terms of today's world, the number of forces engaged, when known, the names of the commanders on each side, and the overall importance of the siege in its historical context. Thoroughly examining the actions of both the attackers and the defenders, the book explores the motivations of both, and strategically surveys the technical and tactical innovations and conditions both inside besieged positions and in the besiegers' ranks. The entries detail the historical setting, the particular circumstances of the event itself, and the long-term results of the siege. These riveting accounts are enhanced by illustrations, over seventy maps, and references for further reading. A glossary and a comprehensive index complete the book. Global in scope, and with stirring accounts of familiar sieges as well as many lesser known conflicts, Besieged is essential reading for military buffs and everyone interested in how the modern world came to be. Includes the sieges of: * Jericho (1405 B.C.) * Troy (1250 B.C.) * Acre (1189--1191) * Constantinople (1453) * Tenochtitlan (1521 * La Rochelle (1627--1628) * Leningrad (1941--1944) * Malta (1940--1942) * Dien Bien Phu (1954) * Khe Sanh (1968) * Beirut (1982) * Sarajevo (1991--1995)

Besieged

Besieged Author Rowena Cory Daniells
ISBN-10 1781080119
Year 2012-06-26
Pages 672
Language en
Publisher Solaris
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The story follows the fate of a tribe of dispossessed mystics. Vastly outnumbered by people without magical abilities, they are persecuted because ordinary people fear their gifts. This persecution culminates in a bloody pogrom sanctioned by the king who lays siege to the Celestial City, last bastion of the mystics. When the city falls, the mystic leader negotiates their surrender and her people are exiled from their homeland. The Outcast Chronicles follows the fate of a tribe of dispossessed mystics. Vastly outnumbered by people without magical abilities, they are persecuted because ordinary people fear their gifts. This persecution culminates in a bloody pogrom sanctioned by the king who lays siege to the Celestial City, last bastion of the mystics. When the city falls, the mystic leader negotiates their surrender and her people are exiled from their homeland. King Chald has laid siege to the Celestial City, home of the mystics. Scholar-warrior Tobazim went to the city seeking glory, now he’s trapped along with the rest of his people. Surrounded and outnumbered, Imoshen, leader of the mystics, accepts banishment for her kind. Far from the siege, Ronnyn and his family live in hiding. He and his sister have grown up listening to their mother’s stories of the Celestial City. He dreams of going there one day, unaware that his family will be hunted down and executed, if they don’t leave with the rest of their people.

Masculinity Besieged

Masculinity Besieged Author Xueping Zhong
ISBN-10 0822324423
Year 2000
Pages 208
Language en
Publisher Duke University Press
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A feminist psychoanalytic account of changing conceptions of men and masculinity as seen in recent Chinese literature.

The Constitution Besieged

The Constitution Besieged Author Howard Gillman
ISBN-10 0822316420
Year 1995-02
Pages 317
Language en
Publisher Duke University Press
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The Constitution Besieged offers a compelling reinterpretation of one of the most notorious periods in American constitutional history. In the decades following the Civil War, federal and state judges struck down as unconstitutional a great deal of innovative social and economic legislation. Scholars have traditionally viewed this as the work of a conservative judiciary more interested in promoting laissez-faire economics than in interpreting the Constitution. Gillman challenges this scholarly orthodoxy by showing how these judges were in fact observing a long-standing constitutional prohibition against "class legislation." Originally published in cloth by Duke University Press, this book received the 1994 C. Herman Pritchett Award for the "Best Book in the Field of Law and Courts," awarded by the Law and Courts Section of the American Political Science Association.

Besieged

Besieged Author Bertrice Small
ISBN-10 0758204302
Year 2003-07-01
Pages 380
Language en
Publisher Kensington Books
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Traveling to Ulster to consider marriage to William Devers, a wealthy Protestant, flame-haired beauty Fortune Lindley instead falls for William's wickedly handsome brother, Kieran, a rebellious and disinherited Catholic. Reprint.

Besieged

Besieged Author Charles Albert Jellison
ISBN-10 UOM:39015032022637
Year 1984
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher University Press of New England
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Very readable social history, describing an extraordinary period of intense bombing and how the people of the tiny British outpost coped.

Community Besieged

Community Besieged Author Garth Stevenson
ISBN-10 0773518398
Year 1999-06-17
Pages 363
Language en
Publisher McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
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Until the Quiet Revolution of the 1960s English-speaking Quebecers seldom thought of themselves as a minority and the Quebec government had little influence on their lives. Over the last generation their situation has been totally transformed, as Quebec governments have sought to promote the French language, to reform education and social policy, and to influence the Quebec economy. Quebec's dissatisfaction with its status in Confederation and the growth of the sovereignty movement have also placed the interests of the English minority at risk. While many English-speaking Quebecers have responded by migrating to other provinces, most have stayed in Quebec and tried to adapt to their new circumstances.