How America Betrayed My Kidnapped Daughters for Saudi Oil
Author: Patricia Roush
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Category: Family & Relationships
Patricia Roush's girls were kidnapped more than 16 years ago and taken by their Saudi father, who they hardly knew, to the kingdom of Saudi Arabia. They were three and seven at the time. At Any Price is the story of her fight to get them back from a father with a documented history of severe mental illnesses and violent tendencies. In the midst of this tragic set of circumstances was a bigger problem-an ongoing, demoralizing struggle with the U.S. government and the Saudi kingdom to reunite her with her children. At Any Price reveals the desperate and risky attempts for rescue that slip again and again from Patricia's grasp. This personal story of bravery, courage, and faith will warm and inspire readers.
SHE'D KISSED HIM ONCE… And then he'd left town—and her. But Katie Devonworth had never stopped dreaming of making love to Jack Reilly. Not even years later when the rebel teen had changed into a Manhattan millionaire—the "Iceman" who juggled as many dates as deals but gave his heart to none. Jack was now Katie's last hope to save her newspaper and the town that once shunned him. Even in a blizzard that stranded him in Newport Falls, Jack's ice-blue eyes began to melt. Suddenly Katie's dreams were within reach—naked beside a blazing fire. All she had to do was take his money and the torrid night she'd craved forever. But was it worth the sacrifice; was giving Jack her body—and soul—worth any price?
In June 1999, after three months of NATO air strikes had driven Serbian forces back from the province of Kosovo, the United Nations Security Council authorized creation of an interim civilian administration. Under this mandate, the UN was empowered to coordinate reconstruction, maintain law and order, protect human rights, and create democratic institutions. Six years later, the UN's special envoy to Kosovo, Kai Eide, described the state of Kosovo: "The current economic situation remains bleak. . . . respect for rule of law is inadequately entrenched and the mechanisms to enforce it are not sufficiently developed. . . . with regard to the foundation of a multiethnic society, the situation is grim."In Peace at Any Price, Iain King and Whit Mason describe why, despite an unprecedented commitment of resources, the UN Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK), supported militarily by NATO, has failed to achieve its goals. Their in-depth account is personal and passionate yet analytical and tightly argued. Both authors served with UNMIK and believe that the international community has a duty to intervene in regional conflicts, but they suggest that Kosovo reveals the difficult challenges inherent in such interventions. They also identify avoidable mistakes made at nearly every juncture by the UN and NATO. We can be sure that the international community will be called on to intervene again to restore the peace of shattered countries. The lessons of Kosovo, cogently presented in Peace at Any Price, will be critically important to those charged with future missions.
Drugs in professional sports. Today''s news? Not to the authors who take you behind the scenes into the backrooms, the board rooms and the high perches of politics where the quest for a state''s profit often outweighs giving the public a fair return for their loyalty and support. This is not your average sports story. It delves into the experiences of two people who defied fierce opposition and personal threat to do the right thing in the management of Thoroughbred Racing and Professional Hockey and in the evaluating and negotiating of Pro Baseball and Football teams. We are not born with integrity. It is the product of our pasts, how we meet life''s challenges, and in our case, the deep faith which gave us the courage to confront our enemies and realize our goals. Biographical in form, you will relive the author''s early years and travel the diverse paths their lives took. You may often ponder how this successful partnership evolved, Man/Woman. Catholic/Jew. Poor Boy/Rich Girl. New England Newspaper columnist/ New York entertainment writer. Running sports facilities, hosting thousands of patrons daily at an arena, stadium or playing field was a unique challenge. Vin Bartimo had the prime responsibility for the action, Roz Muller was the champion of the fans. Together, they made winners of losing entities, shared their largesse with the communities in which they operated and gave the public what they wanted and deserved.
The Total Economic Costs of the War Beyond the Federal Budget
Author: Charles E. Schumer
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
The long wars in Iraq & Afghanistan have cost the U.S. in many ways. For the U.S. mil., the human toll has been profound. The damage to our internat. reputation has been severe. And the full econ. costs of the war to the Amer. taxpayers & the overall U.S. economy go well beyond even the immense fed. budget costs. The ¿hidden costs¿ of the Iraq war include: the ongoing drain on U.S. econ. growth created by Iraq-related borrowing, the disruptive effects of the conflict on world oil markets, the future care of our injured vets, repair costs for the mil., & other undisclosed costs. This report estimates the total costs of the long war in Iraq to the Amer. economy as a whole. A change in course would bring substantial econ. savings to our country. Illus.
Ulster pacifist statement between the wars by the brave Ulsteman and educationalist Tom Finnegan who was later, with his wife Agnes, driven out for hs views and actions in reconciliation across the notorious Ulster divides. Edited and checked by his eldest daughter, Ruth Callender Peace Studies
The Wild, Obsessive Hunt for the World's Rarest 78rpm Records
Author: Amanda Petrusich
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
A celebration of 78 rpm record subculture reveals the growing value of rare records and the determined efforts of their collectors and archivists, exploring the music of blues artists who have been lost to the modern world.
Deluxe full-colour illustrated reprint of a rare publication by a Presbyterian Ulsterman and pacifist of the 1930s. Read this hard-hitting (and now illustrated) booklet to see why his opponents hated him! AND his wife!
What did an independent, spirited woman do when her stud farm was deep in debt? Marry for money? Never! Courtney set off for Sydney in search of a silent business partner. Handsome investment broker Jack Falconer said he knew the right man for her. Courtney jumped at the chance—only to find that Jack was that man and he had a deal to offer. He'd clear her debts if she would do something for him in return—have his baby!