The Biggest Prison on Earth

A History of the Occupied Territories

Author: Ilan Pappe

Publisher: Oneworld Publications


Category: History

Page: 288

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From the author of the bestselling study of the 1948 War of Independence comes an incisive look at the Occupied Territories, picking up the story where The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine left off. Publishing on the fiftieth anniversary of the Six-Day War that culminated in the Israeli occupation of the West Bank and Gaza Strip, Pappe offers a comprehensive exploration of one of the world’s most prolonged and tragic conflicts. Using recently declassified archival material, Pappe analyses the motivations and strategies of the generals and politicians – and the decision-making process itself – that laid the foundation of the occupation. From a survey of the legal and bureaucratic infrastructures that were put in place to control the population of over one million Palestinians, to the security mechanisms that vigorously enforced that control, Pappe paints a picture of what is to all intents and purposes the world’s largest “open prison”.

A New Critical Approach to the History of Palestine

Palestine History and Heritage Project 1

Author: Ingrid Hjelm



Category: Palestine

Page: 400

View: 568

"This volume is the first in a series which, under the auspices of the Palestine History and Heritage Project, introduces methods and principles for developing a comprehensive treatment of the history and cultural heritage of Palestine, based on evidence from archaeological, written and oral sources, under consideration of the most recent historical, archaeological and anthropological methods, the goals of which are neither nationalistic, ethno-centric, nor culturally exclusive and are aimed at a history of all the peoples of and in Palestine. The population of Palestine before World War I was ancient and, if one allows for the recurrent immigration and emigration endemic to Palestine's geographic role as land bridge, Palestine has supported the indigenous nature of its population with a remarkable continuity since the Neolithic period. At the same time, Palestine's people never belonged to or developed any particular, singular, dominating ethnicity, but rather has always distinguished itself with a large variety of regions and peoples, supported by a considerable variety of language, culture and history. This volume explores this diverse history against the backdrop of twentieth century scholarly construction of the history of Palestine as a history of a Jewish homeland, with roots in an ancient, biblical Israel, and examines the implications of this ancient and recent history for archaeology and cultural heritage." --


A Crime Novel

Author: Lowell Cauffiel

Publisher: St. Martin's Press


Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 890

He runs a $100-a-week tab at the Anchor Bar, keeps in touch with a friend who dealt weed in the Sixties, and sips bourbon from a Styrofoam cup on his drive home to the 'burbs. Now, Judge Nelson Connor of the Third Circuit Court is about to pay for his sins--big time. A fast-talking criminal has found one of His Honor's personal checks in the wrong place. Baiting his trap with a dead body, the con-man is going to shake down the judge. But Nelson Connor, a man on the brink of losing it all, will pull a surprise of his own. He's going to fight back.

A Hell on Earth

A Brief Biography of a Tibetan Political Prisoner

Author: Bagdro



Category: Buddhist monks

Page: 54

View: 765


A Writer's Trip Through a Sport with No Boundaries

Author: Jon Hotten

Publisher: Random House


Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 288

View: 732

Bodybuilding is the wildest, wierdest sport in the world, but it's more than just a sport. It's a whole way of life for the supermen who scale its Olympian heights. Muscle is a journey through a land of giants, men for whom life is given meaning by the pursuit of the perfect pec and who worship at the shrine of Schwartzenegger. Jon Hotten has a 40-inch chest and 12-inch arms. Undaunted, he fights his unpromising genetics to hitch up with the bodybuilding circus, hanging out with the stars and legends, the casualties, gym rats and iron junkies. As his forbidding subjects open up, he discovers a story of unregulated excess, chemical mayhem and hard-won glory, a story for anyone who's ever looked in the mirror and wanted more...

Mightier than the Sword

Author: Jeffrey Archer

Publisher: Pan Macmillan


Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 359

Mightier than the Sword opens with an IRA bomb exploding during the MV Buckingham's maiden voyage across the Atlantic – but how many passengers lose their lives? When Harry Clifton visits his publisher in New York, he learns that he has been elected as the new president of English PEN, and immediately launches a campaign for the release of a fellow author, Anatoly Babakov, who's imprisoned in Siberia. Babakov's crime? Writing a book called Uncle Joe, a devastating insight into what it was like to work for Stalin. So determined is Harry to see Babakov released and the book published, that he puts his own life in danger. His wife Emma, chairman of Barrington Shipping, is facing the repercussions of the IRA attack on the Buckingham. Some board members feel she should resign, and Lady Virginia Fenwick will stop at nothing to cause Emma's downfall. Sir Giles Barrington is now a minister of the Crown, and looks set for even higher office, until an official trip to Berlin does not end as a diplomatic success. Once again, Giles's political career is thrown off balance by none other than his old adversary, Major Alex Fisher, who once again stands against him at the election. But who wins this time? In London, Harry and Emma's son, Sebastian, is quickly making a name for himself at Farthing's Bank in London, and has proposed to the beautiful young American, Samantha. But the despicable Adrian Sloane, a man interested only in his own advancement and the ruin of Sebastian, will stop at nothing to remove his rival. Jeffrey Archer's compelling Clifton Chronicles continue in this, his most accomplished novel to date. With all the trademark twists and turns that have made him one of the world's most popular authors, the spellbinding story of the Clifton and the Barrington families continues.

The Rock And Roll Book Of The Dead

Author: David Comfort

Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.


Category: Music

Page: 368

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Once you're dead, you're made for life. --Jimi Hendrix Hendrix. Janis. Morrison. Elvis. Lennon. Cobain. Garcia. Their reckless brilliance held the key to their self-destruction. Their deaths had much in common--and, surprisingly, so did their lives. From lonely childhoods marred by loss to groundbreaking music and turbulent careers that ended tragically and suspiciously, David Comfort explodes the myths as he probes: • The sinister roles of Hendrix's manager and girlfriend in his death and subsequent cover-up • The bizarre odyssey of Jim Morrison's corpse • Why Kurt Cobain was worth more dead than alive to Courtney Love • The twisted motives that caused John Lennon to sail through the Devil's Triangle to Bermuda--nearly going down in a storm--shortly before he was fatally shot • The crippling disease and "miracle" drug that drove Elvis to suicide Charismatic and gifted, but also isolated and conflicted, these are not the rock icons you thought you knew. Here are their larger-than-life stories of turmoil and excess that led to their early deaths and ultimate immortality. It's a wild ride to the other side of fame. "Fame is the soul eater." --Jerry Garcia "Everybody loves you when you're six foot in the ground." --John Lennon Includes Rare Photos David Comfort is the author of three bestselling nonfiction books. His short fiction has appeared in numerous magazines, including Eclectic Literary Forum, Pacific Review, Coe Review, and Belletrist Review. He has been the recipient of several literary prizes and a finalist for such prestigious awards as the Nelson Algren Award and America's Best. A former rock musician, he has spent over 30 years studying rock music, particularly the revolutionary and fatalistic pioneers of the 1960s. He lives in Santa Rosa, California.

Gang Wars on the Costa - The True Story of the Bloody Conflict Raging in Paradise

Author: Wensley Clarkson

Publisher: John Blake Publishing


Category: True Crime

Page: 300

View: 594

For more than a decade, an intense gang war has been raging between British and foreign criminals in Spain's sunny coastal regions. The warring factions have left more than a hundred people dead and scores injured, making headlines around the world. These vicious conflicts for control of drugs turf, protection rackets, people smuggling and sex slavery have blighted the reputation of what was once Europe's number one holiday destination and given it a sinister epithet: Costa del Crime.Gang Wars on the Costa reveals the inside story of the crime mobs, their deadly feuds and how this chilling criminal gang culture has evolved at a rate and intensity unlike anything seen before in Europe. With unprecedented access to senior gang members and police officers, Wensley Clarkson traces the roots of these criminals - from Britain, southern Europe, South America and the former Soviet block - and focuses on the emergence of the main gangs, whose rise to power has sparked gun battles and even professional hits.

World Almanac For Kids Scavenger Hunts Grades 3-5

Author: Greg Camden

Publisher: Teacher Created Resources


Category: Education

Page: 112

View: 918

Uses the actual pages of the "The World Almanac for Kids" to offer activities designed to develop reading comprehension and critical thinking skills by reading nonfiction information to find the answers to related questions.

The Biggest Female in the World and other stories

Author: Wendy Perriam

Publisher: Robert Hale


Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 642

In Wendy Perriam's arresting short stories, we are plunged into the dreams and delusions of contemporary life and love. Her frail and fallible characters seek solace through the power of the imagination, finding release in fantasy worlds. Escape, whether make-believe or literal, is an all-important theme. Another common thread is conflict: between desire and impotence, freedom and suppression, rational thought and a belief in the miraculous. In such ambiguous territory, happy endings may be few, but there is always hope, in even the darkest stories, of self-fulfilment and personal redemption. Perriam's wide ranging humanity, coupled with her lively mix of comedy and menace makes this, her fourth collection, a deeply satisfying read.