The Wolf Of Sarajevo

Author: Matthew Palmer
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 0698196007
Size: 18,55 MB
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A riveting novel of international suspense from acclaimed author and veteran diplomat Matthew Palmer. Twenty years after the Srebrenica massacre that claimed the life of his friend and colleague, Eric Petrosian is back in Sarajevo at the American embassy, and the specter of war once again hangs over the Balkans. The Bosnian Serb leader, who had for a time been seeking a stable peace, has turned back to his nationalist roots and is threatening to pull Bosnia apart in a bloody struggle for control . . . and behind him is a shadowy mafia figure pulling the strings. As Eric is dragged deeper into the political maelstrom and uncovers a plot of blackmail and ruthless ambitions, Eric is faced with an impossible choice: use the information he’s uncovered to achieve atonement for the past or use it to shape the future.

From Sarajevo With Sorrow

Author: Goran Simic
Editor: Biblioasis
ISBN: 1926845749
Size: 17,14 MB
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From Sarajevo, with Sorrow restores all that is offensive, despairing and necessary to our understanding of war by capturing the poems’ original power and humanity. This collection contains both previously unpublished poems, written “under the candlelight” of the siege, and new poems returning to the sniper’s alleys and bunkers of Sarajevo. This is a disturbingly resonant, timely and important collection.

The Wolf And The Watchman A Father A Son And The Cia

Author: Scott C. Johnson
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393349438
Size: 12,17 MB
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A former Newsweek foreign correspondent describes how the ongoing deception he lived with as a teenager after learning his father was a spy for the CIA led him to a career in uncovering truths around the world.

Encyclopedia Of The Modern Olympic Movement

Author: John E. Findling
Editor: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313322785
Size: 14,32 MB
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Looks at the historical context in which the modern Olympic Games have taken place, covering the highlights of each competition along with information on site selection, economic impact, and political controversies.

Saint Vitus Dances Eternity

Author: Stewart Von Allmen
Editor: White Wolf Pub
ISBN: 9781565049475
Size: 12,12 MB
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Dragos Miloslav, a ghost, helps ease the arrival of new ghosts in war weary Bosnia

Performance Space Utopia

Author: S. Jestrovic
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 1137291672
Size: 13,65 MB
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Over 20 years after the war in Yugoslavia, this book looks back at its two most iconic cities and the phenomenon of exile emerging as a consequence of living in them in the 1990s. It uses examples ranging from street interventions to theatre performances to explore the making of urban counter-sites through theatricality and utopian performatives.

Terrible Beauty A Cultural History Of The Twentieth Century

Author: Peter Watson
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 178022673X
Size: 20,65 MB
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A history of the twentieth century which covers all the ideas, people, great events, literary and artistic movements, scientific discoveries which have shaped the twentieth century. Terrible Beauty presents a unique narrative of the twentieth century. Unlike more conventional histories, where the focus is on political events and personalities, on wars, treaties and elections, this book concentrates on the ideas that made the century so rich, rewarding and provocative. Beginning with four seminal ideas which were introduced in 1900 - the unconscious, the gene, the quantum and Picasso's first paintings in Paris - the book brings together the main areas of thought and juxtaposes the most original and influential ideas of our time in an immensely readable narrative. From the creation of plastic to Norman Mailer, from the discovery of the 'Big Bang' to the Counterculture, from Relativity to Susan Sontag, from Proust to Salman Rushdie, and Henri Bergson to Saul Bellow, the book's range is encyclopedic. We meet in these pages the other twentieth century, the writers, the artists, the scientists and philosophers who were not cowed by the political and military disasters raging around them, and produced some of the most amazing and rewarding ideas by which we live. Terrible Beauty, endlessly stimulating and provocative, affirms that there was much more to the twentieth century than war and genocide.

Landmine Monitor Report

Editor: Human Rights Watch
ISBN: 9781564323279
Size: 15,15 MB
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The Wolf And The Watchman

Author: Scott Johnson
Editor: Scribe Publications
ISBN: 1921942835
Size: 13,55 MB
Format: PDF
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What happens when a father asks his son to lie for the greater good? Growing up, Scott Johnson always suspected that his dad was different. Only as a teenager did he discover the truth: his father was a spy, one of the CIA’s most trusted officers. And, as Scott came to realise, his father had been living a double life for so long that his lies were hard to separate from the truth. When an adult Scott embarked on a career as a war correspondent, he found himself returning to many of the troubled countries of his youth. In the dusty streets of Pakistan and Afghanistan, amid the cold urbanity of Yugoslavia, and down the mysterious alleys of Mexico City, he came face to face with his father’s murky past — and his own complicity in it. The Wolf and the Watchman is a provocative, meditative reckoning on truth, deception, and manipulation, and the fidelities we owe to ourselves and to our families. It is also an intensely personal story of a bond between father and son that endured in the shadow of one of the world’s most secretive and unforgiving institutions.