Residential Care Transformed

Revisiting 'The Last Refuge'

Author: J. Johnson

Publisher: Springer

ISBN:

Category: Political Science

Page: 285

View: 768

This book, now in paperback, revisits Peter Townsend's classic study of residential care for older people in Britain conducted in the late 1950s. It provides not only a fascinating account of residential care for older people over the last 50 years but is also an important contribution to the literature on research methods.

The Last Refuge

A Dewey Andreas Novel

Author: Ben Coes

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 526

With time running out to stop the nuclear destruction of Tel Aviv, Dewey Andreas must defeat his most fearsome opponent yet. Off a quiet street in Brooklyn, New York, Israeli Special Forces commander Kohl Meir is captured by operatives of the Iranian secret service, who smuggle Meir back to Iran, where he is imprisoned, tortured, and prepared for a show trial. What they don't know is that Meir was in New York to recruit Dewey Andreas for a secret operation. Meir had been tipped off that Iran had finally succeeded in building their first nuclear weapon, one they were planning to use to attack Israel. His source was a high-level Iranian government official and his proof was a photo of the bomb itself. Dewey Andreas, a former Army Ranger and Delta, owes his life to Meir and his team of Israeli commandos. Now, to repay his debt, Dewey has to attempt the impossible ---to both rescue Meir from one of the world's most secure prisons and to find and eliminate Iran's nuclear bomb before it's deployed---all without the help or sanction of Israel or America (at the near certain risk of detection by Iran). Unfortunately, Dewey's first moves have caught the attention of Abu Paria, the brutal and brilliant head of VEVAK, the Iranian secret service. Now Dewey has to face off against, outwit, and outfight an opponent with equal cunning, skill, and determination, with the fate of millions hanging in the balance.

The Last Refuge

Author: Clive Egleton

Publisher: Severn House Pub Limited

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 338

David Garnett continues his fight against the Russian occupation force The British Resistance needs Garnett once again. Intervention is called for between the terrorist Hawks and puppet Doves, and as the Russians pull out of England, someone has to smuggle six prominent politicians out of the country to head a Government in Exile. But the odds are heavily stacked against success. It is a gamble, and as it turns out, it is the final gamble . . .

The Last Refuge

Author: Marcia Talley

Publisher: Severn House/ORIM

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

View: 265

Hannah can’t resist a leading role in a historical reality show, but she never expected murder to be the main theme. Lights, camera, murder . . . It doesn’t take much arm-twisting to persuade Hannah Ives to join the twelve-strong cast of Patriot House, 1774, a reality show recreating eighteenth-century colonial life during the turbulent days leading up to the American Revolution. But when a member of the production crew is found murdered, it’s up to Hannah to change the course of history before hers is ended on live TV. “Likable Hannah is a sympathetic character who holds the cast of Patriot House and this premise-driven tale together.” —Booklist

The Last Refuge: Yemen, al-Qaeda, and America's War in Arabia

Yemen, al-Qaeda, and America's War in Arabia

Author: Gregory D. Johnsen

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 352

View: 439

“The best new book on al Qaeda . . . and the best book on Yemen in years.”—Bruce Riedel, Daily Beast Far from the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan, the United States and al-Qaeda are fighting a clandestine war of drones and suicide bombers in an unforgiving corner of Arabia. The Last Refuge charts the rise, fall, and resurrection of al-Qaeda in Yemen over the last thirty years, detailing how a group that the United States once defeated has now become one of the world’s most dangerous threats. An expert on Yemen who has spent years on the ground there, Gregory D. Johnsen uses al-Qaeda’s Arabic battle notes to reconstruct their world as they take aim at the United States and its allies. Johnsen brings readers in-side al-Qaeda’s training camps and safe houses as the terrorists plot poison attacks and debate how to bring down an airliner on Christmas Day. The Last Refuge is an eye-opening look at the successes and failures of fighting a new type of war in one of the most turbulent countries in the world.

The last refuge

Author: Dianne Bates

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Child abuse

Page: 192

View: 809

The Last Refuge

A True Story of War, Survival and Life Under Siege in Srebrenica

Author: Hasan Nuhanovic

Publisher: Peter Owen Publishers

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 256

View: 789

In 1992 the growing threat of Serb nationalism in Bosnia forced Hasan Nuhanovic and his family to flee their home for the safety of Bosnia's mountainous countryside. High up in the woods along the Drina River, Hasan and thousands of Bosniak refugees faced bitter nights, deprivation and death, while Serb soldiers covered their retreat with sniper fire and artillery shelling. After many months on the move, the Bosniaks battled their way to the town of Srebrenica, their last refuge, under the charge of a small UN force. When the Bosnian-Serb army laid siege to the town, Hasan's life once more became a daily struggle for survival, battling starvation, sniping and shelling. This book is a powerful first-hand account of the barbarism of those years leading up to the massacre in Srebrenica; it is also an action-packed, gripping true story of struggle, survival and heroism.

The Last Refuge

A Survey of Residential Institutions and Homes for the Aged in England and Wales

Author: Peter Townsend

Publisher: London, Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Old age homes

Page: 552

View: 150

Can't Buy Me Love

The Last Refuge of Desire

Author: Louis Michelson

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Anarchism

Page:

View: 917

The Last Refuge

Author: Stephen Mertz

Publisher: Cody's War

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 280

View: 793

The Last Refuge

Yemen, al-Qaeda, and the Battle for Arabia

Author: Gregory D. Johnsen

Publisher: Oneworld Publications

ISBN:

Category: Political Science

Page: 368

View: 716

‘Exhausted and on the run, it looked like the end for the small band of men. Looking at the few who had followed him into the desert, Muhammad said, “When disaster threatens, seek refuge in Yemen”… Yemen was the last refuge.’ Far from the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan, in an unforgiving corner of Arabia, the US and al-Qaeda are fighting a clandestine war of drones and suicide bombers. The battles began in 2006, when twenty-three men tunnelled out of a maximum-security prison in Yemen’s capital to their freedom. Later they were joined by a dozen men released from Guantánamo Bay. Together, they formed the core of al-Qaeda on the Arabian Peninsula – and now they and their recruits stand ready to hijack the Arab Spring, from the streets of Syria to hotspots much closer to home. In The Last Refuge, al-Qaeda scholar Gregory D. Johnsen charts the rise, the fall, and the ultimate resurrection of al-Qaeda in Yemen – given new life through a combustion of civil wars, Afghan refugees, and Muhammad’s prophetic teachings. Johnsen brings us inside al-Qaeda’s training camps and safe houses as the terrorists plot poison attacks and debate how to bring down a plane on Christmas Day. Based on years of on-the-ground interviews and never-before-translated al-Qaeda battle notes, he delivers a riveting and incisive investigation of the state of the Middle East.

Stewart Island

The Last Refuge

Author: Erwin Brinkmann

Publisher: Random House (New Zealand)

ISBN:

Category: Natural history

Page: 118

View: 825

The Last Refuge

Author: Chris Knopf

Publisher: Permanent Press (NY)

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 282

View: 831

A compelling debut from a fresh new voice in crime fiction! Sam Acquillo is at the end of the line. A middle-aged corporate dropout living in his dead parents ramshackle cottage in the Hamptons, Sam has abandoned his friends, family and a big-time career to sit on his porch, drink vodka and stare at the Little Peconic Bay. But when the old lady next door ends up floating dead in her bathtub it seems like Sam is the only one who wonders why. Burned-out, busted up and cynical, the ex-engineer, ex-professional boxer, ex-loving father and husband finds himself uncovering secrets no one could have imagined, least of all Sam himself. Meanwhile, a procession of quirky characters intrudes on Sam's misanthropic ways. A beautiful banker, pot-smoking lawyer, bug-eyed fisherman and gay billionaire join a full complement of cops, thugs and local luminaries in this tale of money and murder.

Last Refuge

Author: Elizabeth Ann Scarborough

Publisher: Gypsy Shadow Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 323

View: 270

In NOTHING SACRED, Elizabeth Ann Scarborough took a detour from her humorous classic and contemporary fantasies to write her "obligatory science fiction writer's end-of-the-world book." The bad news is the world has ended. The good news is LAST REFUGE is the sequel.

The Last Refuge

Patriotism, Politics, and the Environment in an Age of Terror

Author: David W. Orr

Publisher: Island Press

ISBN:

Category: Political Science

Page: 232

View: 728

"Patriotism is the last refuge of scoundrels" -SAMUEL JOHNSON, 1775 "a tightly reasoned, excellently written book that should be lethally effective in helping readers who aren't experts understand the contours of the crisis." -TOLEDO BLADE Updated and revised following the 2004 elections, The Last Refuge describes the current state of American politics against the backdrop of mounting ecological and social problems, the corrosive influence of money, the corruption of language, and the misuse of terrorism as a political issue. Setting out an agenda that transcends conventional ideological labels, David Orr contends that partisan wrangling is only a symptom of a deeper dysfunction: The whole political machinery that connects Americans' fundamentally honorable ideals with public policy is broken. The book offers a withering critique of the failings of the Bush administration, supplemented by new essays that look at the national-level dominance of the Republican Party and examine the fallacy that the evangelical right represents a Christian majority. After analyzing the challenges of reforming the current system, Orr offers an empowering vision of a second American Revolution that peaceably achieves sustainability and charts a hopeful course for forward-looking citizens.

The Last Refuge

Author: Craig Robertson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 791

You can run from your past but you can never hide from yourself… When John Callum arrives on the wild and desolate Faroe Islands, he vows to sever all ties with his previous life. He desperately wants to make a new start, and is surprised by how quickly he is welcomed into the close-knit community. But still, the terrifying, debilitating nightmares just won't stop. Then the solitude is shattered by an almost unheard of crime on the islands: murder. A specialist team of detectives arrives from Denmark to help the local police, who seem completely ill-equipped for an investigation of this scale. But as tensions rise, and the community closes rank to protect its own, John has to watch his back. But far more disquieting than that, John's nightmares have taken an even more disturbing turn, and he can't be certain about the one thing he needs to know above all else. Whether he is the killer…

The Last Refuge

Yemen, al-Qaeda, and the Battle for Arabia

Author: Gregory D. Johnsen

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN:

Category: Political Science

Page: 368

View: 252

An exclusive inside account of how and why al-Qaeda is rebuilding in the unforgiving deserts of Yemen ‘Exhausted and on the run, it looked like the end for the small band of men. Looking at the few who had followed him into the desert, Muhammad said, “When disaster threatens, seek refuge in Yemen”… Yemen was the last refuge.’ Far from the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan, in an unforgiving corner of Arabia, the US and al-Qaeda are fighting a clandestine war of drones and suicide bombers. The battles began in 2006, when twenty-three men tunnelled out of a maximum-security prison in Yemen’s capital to their freedom. Later they were joined by a dozen men released from Guantánamo Bay. Together, they formed the core of al-Qaeda on the Arabian Peninsula – and now they and their recruits stand ready to hijack the Arab Spring, from the streets of Syria to hotspots much closer to home. In The Last Refuge, al-Qaeda scholar Gregory D. Johnsen charts the rise, the fall, and the ultimate resurrection of al-Qaeda in Yemen – given new life through a combustion of civil wars, Afghan refugees, and Muhammad’s prophetic teachings. Johnsen brings us inside al-Qaeda’s training camps and safe houses as the terrorists plot poison attacks and debate how to bring down a plane on Christmas Day. Based on years of on-the-ground interviews and never-before-translated al-Qaeda battle notes, he delivers a riveting and incisive investigation of the state of the Middle East.