Tim Zoehrer

Author: Tim Zoehrer
ISBN: 9780646225807
Size: 18,47 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The Gloves Are Off

Author: Matt Prior
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1471127931
Size: 17,49 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Since he took over the gloves in the England side in 2007, Matt Prior has become a vital part of England's subsequent success and strategy. In this book he looks at the key moments of his career to reveal how England achieved so much success, winning two Ashes series and rising to the top of the international rankings. From touring India in the aftermath of the Mumbai terrorist attacks to joining in the celebrations with the Barmy Army in Australia, Prior has seen it all. But what makes Prior's perspective unique is his position at the heart of the action as England's wicket-keeper. He is the man who hears all the banter and sledging; he is the one who gets the best view of some of the world's greatest batsmen up close and personal. Given all that, who better to show what the life of a modern England cricketer is really like than the man at the centre of it all: Matt Prior?

Clarkson The Gloves Are Off

Author: Gwen Russell
Editor: John Blake Publishing
ISBN: 1784187585
Size: 14,21 MB
Format: PDF
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Did he really punch his producer? Was the 'Falklands-gate' license plate deliberate? And more importantly...does anybody really, honestly care? Jeremy Clarkson is a national treasure and with almost three quarters of a million signatures on the Bring Back Clarkson petition, the nation has spoken: they want their Clarkson back. He found fame and fortune at the wheel of trailblazing BBC motoring series Top Gear. With its worldwide audience of over 250 million viewers, the show has garnered him praise and condemnation in equal measure for his forthright views on cyclists, environmentalists and road-safety campaigners. In this riveting, entertaining and fully updated biography, frank views and hilariously candid anecdotes appear alongside the life story of the nation's favourite TV presenter, motor aficionado, author, unapologetic bon viveur and self-confessed Eurosceptic. From scandals over 'feckless' Mexicans, the Falklands war, punching everyone from Piers Morgan to his producer, to that nursery rhyme, this is the true story of a colourful life of fast cars, faster women and real ale lived at breakneck speed.

How The Gloves Came Off

Author: Elizabeth Grimm Arsenault
Editor: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231543255
Size: 11,46 MB
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The treatment of detainees at Abu Ghraib prison, Guantánamo Bay, and far-flung CIA "black sites" after the attacks of 9/11 included cruelty that defied legal and normative prohibitions in U.S. and international law. The antitorture stance of the United States was brushed aside. Since then, the guarantee of American civil liberties and due process for POWs and detainees has grown muddled, threatening the norms that sustain modern democracies. How the Gloves Came Off considers the legal and political arguments that led to this standoff between civility and chaos and their significant consequences for the strategic interests and standing of the United States. Unpacking the rhetoric surrounding the push for unitary executive action in wartime, How the Gloves Came Off traces the unmaking of the consensus against torture. It implicates U.S. military commanders, high-level government administrators, lawyers, and policy makers from both parties, exposing the ease with which powerful actors manipulated ambiguities to strip detainees of their humanity. By targeting the language and logic that made torture thinkable, this book shows how future decision makers can craft an effective counternarrative and set a new course for U.S. policy toward POWs and detainees. Whether leaders use their influence to reinforce a prohibition of cruelty to prisoners or continue to undermine long-standing international law will determine whether the United States retains a core component of its founding identity.

Fighting Talk

Author: Bob Jones
Editor: Penguin Random House New Zealand Limited
ISBN: 1775534391
Size: 11,24 MB
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From 'A Low Blow' to 'Went the Distance', a fascinating and lively examination of the regular use of terms from the boxing ring in our everyday language. Have you ever stopped to notice how often your local newspaper or favourite magazine uses the terms 'On the Ropes', 'The Gloves Are Off' and 'Knockout Punch'? How often TV newsreaders will say that a politician has "Thrown His hat in the Ring', is a 'Big Hitter', is 'Taking it on the Chin', is 'Down for the Count' or has the 'Killer Instinct'? Knight of the realm, leading businessman, colourful and controversial commentator, and boxing aficionado Sir Robert - Bob -Jones certainly has. Over a period of years he made careful note of how often terms cropped up and then retraced their etymological origins in boxing history. The result is a lively, entertaining, and thought-provoking miscellany of boxing terms that are now part of our everyday English language. Some have strayed far from their original meanings, others are more frequently in use now than at any other time. Jones asks why that might be, and his answers are, well, a knockout.

Professional Learner S Dictionary Of Spoken English

Editor: PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.
ISBN: 8120352254
Size: 16,18 MB
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Flipping through a dictionary pages will now be having a new meaning while reading through Professional Learner’s Dictionary of Spoken English. Designed as the Encyclopaedia of Communicative English, the dictionary contains whole gamut of idioms, sayings and phrases which are used in conversations—in both formal and informal situations. The book has been conceptualised and conceived for the ESL (English As a Second Language) learners, for whom English is a foreign language, but who are eager to speak Real English like the native speakers of English. This book attempts to go beyond the traditional approaches of Spoken English, and takes a communicative approach. Besides making a user aware of the meaning of a term, this book educates skillfully how to speak effective English, what to speak and what not to speak, in order to communicate flawlessly. Conversational ability, fluency in speaking, situation-specific (such as welcome speech) and format-based speaking (such as participating in a group discussion) are some other features of the book that will help a learner pick up the language effortlessly with ease. The book will be of immense utility for the students of Engineering, Management, Communication and all those for whom expressing their thoughts in words is a barrier, and who want to learn English and succeed in Professional and Personal life.

A Nashville Collection

Author: Rachel Hauck
Editor: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 0718015916
Size: 20,83 MB
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From Rachel Hauck, the award-winning author of The Wedding Dress, comes the Nashville Collection, the story of a talented young woman with a gift, a dream, and something to prove in the most musical—and competitive—city in America. Nashville Dreams The best songwriter in Freedom, Alabama, is about to go pro in Nashville—or go down in flames. Nashville Sweetheart The media mystery that is superstar Aubrey James is about to be unraveled—one memory at a time. *Nashville Dreams and Nashville Sweetheart were originally published as Lost in NashVegas and Diva NashVegas.

The Big Switch

Author: Harry Turtledove
Editor: Del Rey
ISBN: 0345526384
Size: 14,10 MB
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In 1941 Winston Churchill was Hitler’s worst enemy. Then a Nazi secret agent changed everything. What if Neville Chamberlain, instead of appeasing Hitler, had stood up to him in 1938? Enraged, Hitler reacts by lashing out at the West, promising his soldiers that they will reach Paris by the new year. Instead, three years pass, and with his genocidal apparatus not fully in place, Hitler barely survives a coup, while Jews cling to survival, and England and France wonder whether the war is still worthwhile. The stage is set for World War II to unfold far differently from the history we know—courtesy of Harry Turtledove, wizard of “what if?,” in the continuation of his thrilling series: The War That Came Early. Through the eyes of characters ranging from a brawling American serving with the Abraham Lincoln Brigade in Spain to a woman who has seen Hitler’s evil face-to-face, The Big Switch rolls relentlessly forward into 1941. As the Germans and their Polish allies slam into the gut of the Soviet Union in the west, Japan pummels away in the east. Meanwhile, in the trenches of France, French and Czech forces are outmanned but not outfought by their Nazi enemy. Then the stalemate is shattered. In England Winston Churchill dies suddenly, leaving the gray men wondering who their real enemy is. And as the USSR makes peace with Japan, the empire of the Rising Sun looks westward—its war with America about to begin. BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Harry Turtledove's The War That Came Early: Coup d'Etat.

Israel Must Decide

Author: Mordehay Darwish
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 146911691X
Size: 17,59 MB
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In the unpopular tone of Adolf Hitlers Mein Kampf, a Jewish Israeli boldly expresses his viewpoint on the future of his people. Mordehay Darwishs Israel Must Decide is a clear statement of the historical problems that have plagued the country and the authors controversial jab at a solution. Mordehay Darwish believes that Israels lack of identity could eventually lead to its destruction at the hands of terrorist organizations. In prose written without regard for political correctness and motivated strongly by Darwishs convictions, new solutions are put forth. Israel needs to decide once and for all whether it is a country of Judaism or one that is nationally based, such as the United States. Coming together under the umbrella of Judaism, he argues, is the way to go. The ideas come straight from Darwishs unfailing desire to make a difference. His words tug at peoples hearts. At a time of tension in the Middle East, a strong point of view is perhaps necessary, even if its labeled as crass. Darwish, born in Israel and extensively schooled in Middle Eastern politics and religion, crosses the lines of politeness and says what he really thinks, making Israel Must Decide a powerful, refreshing read.

American Torture

Author: Michael Otterman
Editor: Melbourne Univ. Publishing
ISBN: 9780522853339
Size: 15,17 MB
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Contrary to US government assertions, the Abu Ghraib photos do not reflect the perverse handiwork of a 'few bad apples'. As American Torture reveals, tortures such as sensory deprivation, sexual humiliation and forced standing are core elements of the American detention regime, a product of more than sixty years of government research and development fully detailed in extensive CIA manuals. In the wake of the Abu Ghraib scandal, mainstream media and human rights organisations have exhaustively documented the American use of torture in detention centres around the world. Although expansive, these reports lack context. American Torture examines the origins of this detention regime and traces how it was refined, spread and kept legal. Along the way, American Torture uncovers the effects of state-sponsored torture and deconstructs the myths espoused by its proponents. What are the ramifications of such praxis for global security? The book will also feature an interview with Mamdouh Habib, and look at the plight of Guantanamo Bay detainee David Hicks.