The perfect walking guide to the wilderness and beauty of Kerry. Discover the landscape and wildlife of Ireland's most beautiful county with walking enthusiast and expert naturalist Kevin Corcoran. These twenty walks explore heathland and bog, Ireland's highest mountains, coastal peninsulas, beaches, islands, forests, rivers, lakes. 20 walks, spread throughout the county walks from 3 hours to 8 hours, graded from casual to tough a special Killarney section clear, detailed instructions beautiful wildlife illustrations by the author location maps, with each walk outlined information on flora and fauna The walks: Lough Acoose, Bray Head, Lough Currane, Derrynane, Rossbeigh, Anascaul, Ballydavid, Great Blasket Island, Mount Eagle, The Magharees, Kenmare Uplands, Barraboy Ridge. Killarney walks: Muckross, The Paps, Mangerton, Torc Mountain, Knockreer, Old Kenmare Road, Crohane, Tomies Wood.
Barry Stone, author of 1001 Walks You Must Experience Before You Die, delves into some of the lesser-known aspects of the world's most famous – and not-quite-famous-yet – trails. The perfect accompaniment to practical guidebooks, Stone relates how slings and carabiners kept him from falling headlong off the Sydney Harbour Bridge, and reports on the progress of the continental-wide monster, the Trans Canada Trail, gaps in which are still being filled by countless grass-roots communities. With walks that will appeal to everyone regardless of ability, The 50 Greatest Walks of the World includes British classics such as the Pennine Way, Offa's Dyke Path, and the Old Man of Hoy as well as personal favourites such as Italy's Cinque Terre Classic and the Isle of Skye's Trotternish Ridge, one of Britain's finest ridge traverses with almost 2,500m of ascents. Whether it's a climb, a stroll, or a life-changing slog, this book has the walk for you.
On Jan. 27, 2004, Senator John F. Kerry of Massachusetts accomplished one of the most spectacular turnarounds in modern American politics when he capped a surprise win in the Iowa caucus with a victory in the New Hampshire primary. The 2004 Democratic presidential nomination is now (in the words of Robert Novak) "John Kerry's to lose." Who is the man leading in the race to become the Democratic Party's nominee for president in 2004? And what kind of political leader is he? The outlines of John Kerry's life are familiar: A decorated Vietnam veteran who became an influential, if unlikely, anti-war protester. A lanky 60-year-old who quenches his thirst for danger with high-speed kiteboarding, windsurfing, piloting, motorcycling, and, in some cases, driving. A senator with a reputation as an investigator and foreign policy expert. A man married to one of the richest women in America. But beyond this broad picture, Kerry is something of a mystery to the public, largely because of a complex yet riveting personal and professional history outlined in this book. John F. Kerry: The Complete Biography, the first full and in-depth book about the candidate's life, is based on a highly regarded series on Kerry published in the Boston Globe, plus years of additional reporting. It will explore his background, his service in the military (including significant experiences omitted from Douglas Brinkley's bestselling Tour of Duty), his early legal and political career, his legislative record and the remarkable turnaround in his political fortunes during the 2004 election cycle. This incisive, frank look at Kerry's life, and at his strengths and liabilities, is important reading for anyone interested in the presidential campaign.
The Kerry Way is Ireland’s longest waymarked trail and one of the most popular. Looping around the Iveragh Peninsula, it follows narrow country roads, forest paths, abandoned coach roads and mass paths, national park land and farmland. This clear and lively guide gives the prospective wayfarer enough information to plan and enjoy every step. It offers a detailed description of the trail plus lively asides on geology, history, folklore, settlement, flora and fauna. Above all, this guide will keep the reader from getting lost. The trail description is broken down into sections from the first step out of Killarney, through the high passes in the MacGillycuddy’s Reeks, into the splendour of the Ring of Kerry, and back to Killarney. This guidebook is a light, lively guide to this 200km walk, with enough guidance, cultural background and natural history to ensure the user stays on trackto arrive at their car, hostel or B&B. Also available: 'Killarney to Valentia Island – The Iveragh Peninsula: A Walking Guide' and 'The Dingle Peninsula: A Walking Guide'
I was inspired to write "A bad man A thug and A gangster by a song I written and recorded called "Bad man" off of my 2015 album release.The story depicts Batro as a bad man because he is feared and formed an alliance with most of the local thugs in Guyana and then traveled to New York city when his cousin Vision called him to take over while he operation called "fly" and he got most of New York city strung out on the drug "fly" .He is a Thug because he murders and shows no remorse and he is a gangster because he is involed in extortion.
The Rough Guide to Ireland is the definitive guide to this fascinating island with its fascinating historical sites, world-renowned pubs, spectacular landscapes and pulsating nightlife. It will guide you through Ireland with reliable information and a clearly explained background on everything from traditional sports and music to the country's history and literature. Whether you're looking for great places to eat and drink or inspiring accommodation and the top places to hear Irish music, you'll find the solution. Accurate maps and comprehensive practical information help you get under the skin of this dynamic island, whilst stunning photography and a full-colour introduction make The Rough Guide to Irelandin your ultimate travelling companion. Make the most of your time on God's green earth with The Rough Guide to Ireland.
The C.I.A. and America's Secret Wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan
Author: Steve Coll
Category: Political Science
Winner of the 2018 National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction Longlisted for the 2018 National Book Award for Nonfiction From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Ghost Wars, the epic and enthralling story of America's intelligence, military, and diplomatic efforts to defeat Al Qaeda and the Taliban in Afghanistan and Pakistan since 9/11 Prior to 9/11, the United States had been carrying out small-scale covert operations in Afghanistan, ostensibly in cooperation, although often in direct opposition, with I.S.I., the Pakistani intelligence agency. While the US was trying to quell extremists, a highly secretive and compartmentalized wing of I.S.I., known as "Directorate S," was covertly training, arming, and seeking to legitimize the Taliban, in order to enlarge Pakistan's sphere of influence. After 9/11, when fifty-nine countries, led by the U. S., deployed troops or provided aid to Afghanistan in an effort to flush out the Taliban and Al Qaeda, the U.S. was set on an invisible slow-motion collision course with Pakistan. Today we know that the war in Afghanistan would falter badly because of military hubris at the highest levels of the Pentagon, the drain on resources and provocation in the Muslim world caused by the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq, and corruption. But more than anything, as Coll makes painfully clear, the war in Afghanistan was doomed because of the failure of the United States to apprehend the motivations and intentions of I.S.I.'s "Directorate S". This was a swirling and shadowy struggle of historic proportions, which endured over a decade and across both the Bush and Obama administrations, involving multiple secret intelligence agencies, a litany of incongruous strategies and tactics, and dozens of players, including some of the most prominent military and political figures. A sprawling American tragedy, the war was an open clash of arms but also a covert melee of ideas, secrets, and subterranean violence. Coll excavates this grand battle, which took place away from the gaze of the American public. With unsurpassed expertise, original research, and attention to detail, he brings to life a narrative at once vast and intricate, local and global, propulsive and painstaking. This is the definitive explanation of how America came to be so badly ensnared in an elaborate, factional, and seemingly interminable conflict in South Asia. Nothing less than a forensic examination of the personal and political forces that shape world history, Directorate S is a complete masterpiece of both investigative and narrative journalism.
Introduces 30 walks in an area which has rightly become popular with walkers. This book helps to meet the demands of those who seek the tranquillity of Shropshire, escaping to delightful villages such as Claverley, Neen Sollars and Myddle. It contains information on pubs, refreshment, local attractions and public transport.
Nowhere in Ireland is there such a rich diversity of walks as Killarney. Thousands visit every year to walk in the beautiful landscape for which Killarney is renowned, and until now there has been no guidebook for these walks. Jim Ryan has compiled eighteen of Killarney’s most interesting low level walks, providing excellent photographs, precise directions and the length, time and level of difficulty of each. Each walk has a map indicating the important features. Walks vary in duration from an hour to a day, from fl at walking to more challenging rambles. Jim takes readers through the town of Killarney, out to Muckross and Torc, down to Ross Island, and on peaceful strolls in the countryside. One walk includes a boat trip through Killarney’s lakes. Woven into the route descriptions are historical notes, anecdotes, folklore and natural history to add to the walker’s enjoyment. This is a book to be used and reused, for the visitor to Killarney, having savoured its beauty, invariably returns. • Clear concise full-colour presentation in an easy-to-use, practical format • Author’s enthusiasm and knowledge lends authority to commentaries and route selection. • Also by Jim Ryan: Carrauntoohil & MacGillycuddy’s Reeks – A Walking Guide •
Two ordinary teens become extraordinary, when the Super meets the natural. Margo, a nobody at high school who longs for something more than the ordinary, hopes her dream of burning hands will lead her to adventure. But, it’s only a dream. Bastion, a mysterious boy, moves from the mountains of Tennessee to the flat country of New Jersey, perking Margo’s interest as her new neighbor. As he struggles with adjusting to a new place and his secretive past which is hidden in blood and shadows, evil seeks to destroy his life. Inadvertently, as their relationship develops, Bastion entangles them both in a deadly cat-and-mouse game, as Margo’s dream of fiery hands intensify. She seeks for answers, leading her to some unlikely help, raising the question if a higher power can save them or if they are truly alone in this world. They must choose a side in a supernatural war that has been raging for centuries, while they struggle to find out who they are. As they are thrown into a world they never knew existed between angels and demons, they are faced with tough questions and even tougher realities. They soon learn the role they play between Heaven and Earth, is the key to everything.
This rich volume is dedicated to the astounding South African writer and literary critic Lewis Nkosi (1936–2010). In this book, Nkosi’s celebrated one-act play “The Black Psychiatrist” is published together with its unpublished sequel “Flying Home,” a play on the satirically fictionalized inauguration of Mandela as South African president. Critical appraisals, tributes and recollections by scholars and friends reflect on the beat of his writing and life. An ideal volume for those encountering Lewis Nkosi for the first time as well as for those already devoted to his work. Edited by Astrid Starck, a literary scholar, and Dag Henrichsen, a historian. “Much has happened to me that is worth narrating, worth celebrating, in spite of the regrets and sorrows of exile. My life began under Apartheid until I attained the age of 22, and then subsequently lived in many places and societies, in Central Africa, Britain, the United States, Poland, and during a brief sojourn, in France and, finally, in Switzerland.” Lewis Nkosi in „Memoirs of a motherless child“
Discover the freedom of the open road with Lonely Planet's Cork, Kerry & Southwest Ireland's Best Trips. Featuring amazing road trips, plus up-to-date advice on the destinations you'll visit along the way. Explore the Ring of Kerry, the castles of Killarney and West Cork villages- all with your trusted travel companion.
"Randa, what's wrong with you?" "Nothing. I mean, I'm a crazy cocaine addict with a hankering for heroin, but other than that, I'm just a nice Jewish girl from the Upper East Side with Prada shoes. How could anything be wrong?" Molly Jong-Fast's Normal Girl is striking-and as funny as it as real. Inspired by her own experiences growing up in the decadent, fast-paced netherworld of New York City's jet set, Jong-Fast's debut novel is a hilarious, hard-edged walk past the velvet rope. At just nineteen, Miranda Woke seems to have it all. Her parents are famous socialites, she's already been written up on Page Six sixteen times, she's on all the right invitation lists, and drugs and alcohol are never in short supply. But while her image screams "It girl," she'd rather be a normal girl, and the A-list feels even more uncomfortable than her Manolo Blahnik shoes. In fact, she's become the "living embodiment of an awkward phase" with "more issues than Harper's Bazaar." Neither Xanax nor Deepak Chopra tapes help. And now that her junkie party has trashed her parents' house, she has to liquidate her trust fund to pay Mom's decorator for a quick fix. But worst of all, Miranda thinks she just murdered her own boyfriend. In an all-too-glamorous world where the cell phone is always ringing, Miranda sees no escape other than a downward spiral of cocaine, Valium, and heroin. It takes friends who offer more than air kisses to force Miranda to look in the mirror and get some help.
With its unique mix of jaw-dropping landscapes, lively cities, friendly people and buzzing nightlife, it's hard to beat a holiday in Ireland. This book is the perfect companion to this alluring country, telling you all the best things to see and do and giving you more information on history and culture than any other guide. Our expert local author has fully updated the guide for this new edition, with reworked chapters on the Irish character, Dublin, and Galway and the West, while the Belfast chapter has been brought right up to date with coverage of the city's exciting new Titanic Quarter and interactive Titanic museum. The book tells you everything you need to know about the essential Irish experiences, from vibrant festivals like Dublin's Bloomsday to the country's world-renowned pubs and fantastic array of outdoor activities like walking, golf and angling. Stunning pictures throughout give you a vivid portrait of modern Ireland. Comprehensive maps will help you get around and travel tips provide all the essential information, along with our recommendations for the best bars, restaurants and hotels.
Being a Natural, Civil, Ecclesiastical, Historical, and Topographical Description Thereof. ... Embellished with a Large Map ... a Perspective View of the Lake of Killarney, and Other Plates. Undertaken with the Approbation of the Physico-Historical Society. By Charles Smith, ...