Meeting the Enemy

American Exceptionalism and International Law

Author: Natsu Taylor Saito

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9780814741252

Category: Law

Page: 384

View: 8534

Since its founding, the United States has defined itself as the supreme protector of freedom throughout the world, pointing to its Constitution as the model of law to ensure democracy at home and to protect human rights internationally. Although the United States has consistently emphasized the importance of the international legal system, it has simultaneously distanced itself from many established principles of international law and the institutions that implement them. In fact, the American government has attempted to unilaterally reshape certain doctrines of international law while disregarding others, such as provisions of the Geneva Conventions and the prohibition on torture. America’s selective self-exemption, Natsu Taylor Saito argues, undermines not only specific legal institutions and norms, but leads to a decreased effectiveness of the global rule of law. Meeting the Enemy is a pointed look at why the United States’ frequent—if selective—disregard of international law and institutions is met with such high levels of approval, or at least complacency, by the American public.

Meeting the Enemy

The Human Face of the Great War

Author: Richard van Emden

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408839814

Category: History

Page: 400

View: 9812

A British soldier walked over to the German front line to deliver newspapers; British women married to Germans became 'enemy aliens' in their own country; a high-ranking British POW discussed his own troops' heroism with the Kaiser on the battlefield. Just three amazing stories of contact between the opposing sides in the Great War that eminent historian Richard van Emden has unearthed ? incidents that show brutality, great humanity, and above all the bizarre nature of a conflict between two nations with long-standing ties of kinship and friendship. Meeting the Enemy reveals for the first time how contact was maintained on many levels throughout the War, and its stories, sometimes funny, often moving, give us a new perspective on the lives of ordinary men and women caught up in extraordinary events.

Meeting the Enemy

Author: Arthur Rathburn

Publisher: Fort Dane Books LLC

ISBN: 9780977951604

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 8600

Based on a true story of an elite German paratrooper captured by British troops and sent to a POW camp in the United States. Meeting The Enemy weaves the captivating tale of this once Nationalist German Captain's three year odyssey toward home, spanning three continents and eight POW camps. The book is a well researched look at life in the POW camps holding German prisoners.

Scott Turow

Meeting the Enemy

Author: Derek Lundy

Publisher: E C W Press


Category: Novelists, American

Page: 159

View: 7038

Profile of the hugely successful thriller writer and former defense lawyer, with biographical information and studies of Presumed Innocent, Burden of Proof and Pleading Guilty. [biography]

The Royal Navy and the Mediterranean

Vol.II: November 1940-December 1941

Author: N.A

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136341277

Category: History

Page: 410

View: 2678

This work covers a difficult period of the war for the Royal Navy's Mediterranean Fleet. It covers the destruction of the Italian Fleet at Taranto by naval aircraft from the carrier Illustrious, and the entry of the German Luftwaffe into the theatre with their attack on Illustrious in 1941.

Inside the Afrika Korps

The Crusader Battles, 1941-1942

Author: Bruce Gudmundsson


ISBN: 1848329962

Category: History

Page: 336

View: 2105

The German Afrika Korps was an outstanding military organisation that experienced both the height of glory and the depth of defeat in the Western Desert campaign. This in-depth investigation examines the battles of the Afrika Korps as seen through the eyes of a trained general staff officer under Rommel, and gives a key insight into this formidable fighting force at the height of its powers. Inside the Afrika Korps exposes the secrets of this exemplary fighting force’s success as well as highlighting those weaknesses which led to its eventual defeat.

In the Presence of Mine Enemies: The Civil War in the Heart of America, 1859-1864

Author: Edward L. Ayers

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393247430

Category: History

Page: 496

View: 8239

Winner of the Bancroft Prize: Through a gripping narrative based on massive new research, a leading historian reshapes our understanding of the Civil War. Our standard Civil War histories tell a reassuring story of the triumph, in an inevitable conflict, of the dynamic, free-labor North over the traditional, slave-based South, vindicating the freedom principles built into the nation's foundations. But at the time, on the borderlands of Pennsylvania and Virginia, no one expected war, and no one knew how it would turn out. The one certainty was that any war between the states would be fought in their fields and streets. Edward L. Ayers gives us a different Civil War, built on an intimate scale. He charts the descent into war in the Great Valley spanning Pennsylvania and Virginia. Connected by strong ties of every kind, including the tendrils of slavery, the people of this borderland sought alternatives to secession and war. When none remained, they took up war with startling intensity. As this book relays with a vivid immediacy, it came to their doorsteps in hunger, disease, and measureless death. Ayers's Civil War emerges from the lives of everyday people as well as those who helped shape history—John Brown and Frederick Douglass, Lincoln, Jackson, and Lee. His story ends with the valley ravaged, Lincoln's support fragmenting, and Confederate forces massing for a battle at Gettysburg.

The Declared Enemy

Texts and Interviews

Author: Jean Genet

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804729468

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 384

View: 9775

This posthumous work brings together texts that bear witness to the many political causes and groups with which Genet felt an affinity, including May '68 and the treatment of immigrants in France, but especially the Black Panthers and the Palestinians. Genet speaks for a politics of protest, with an uncompromising outrage that, today, might seem on the verge of being forgotten.

Fighting the Enemy

Australian Soldiers and Their Adversaries in World War II

Author: Mark Johnston

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521782227

Category: History

Page: 206

View: 3679

Presented to the people of Murrurundi by Phillip Mawson, Vietnam Veterens Day 2004.

Dein Ego ist dein Feind

So besiegst du deinen größten Gegner

Author: Ryan Holiday

Publisher: FinanzBuch Verlag

ISBN: 3960920458

Category: Self-Help

Page: 288

View: 6815

Viele Menschen glauben, dass die Gründe, die sie daran hindern, erfolgreich zu sein, in ihrer Umwelt zu finden sind. Aber in Wirklichkeit steckt der größte Feind in jedem von uns selbst: unser Ego. Es macht uns blind für unsere Fehler, verhindert, dass wir aus ihnen lernen, und hemmt unsere Entwicklung. Denn gerade in Zeiten, in denen die schamlose Selbstdarstellung in sozialen Netzwerken oder im Reality-TV eine Selbstverständlichkeit ist, liegt die wahre Herausforderung in der Idee, weniger Zeit in das Erzählen der eigenen Größe zu stecken und stattdessen die wirklich wichtigen Missionen des Lebens zu meistern. Mit einer Fülle an Beispielen aus Literatur, Philosophie und Geschichte zeigt Ryan Holiday eindrucksvoll und praxisnah, wie die Überwindung des eigenen Egos zum unnachahmlichen Erfolg verhilft. Bewaffnet mit den Erkenntnissen aus diesem Buch kann sich jeder seinem größten Feind stellen – dem eigenen Ego.

Heirs of the Enemy

Author: Richard S. Tuttle

Publisher: KBS Publishing


Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 6377

Scrambling to prepare for the imminent invasion of their homeland, the Knights of Alcea respond in unorthodox ways. On the home front, the Alceans set out to design devious traps that will lessen the incredible odds facing them. In Zara, Knights of Alcea and Alcean Rangers set their sights on the heirs to the Federation thrones. On both continents, a campaign of disinformation is begun with the Alcean spymaster personally throwing himself into the very heart of the enemy’s camp. But neither are Alutar's minions standing idle. The Claws of Alutar strike deep into the heart of Alcea, bringing death inside the walls of Tagaret, and the Great Demon's forces gain a decisive victory by finding something that was never supposed to be found. The world is rushing to war at a dizzying pace, and there is no way to stop it. Or is there?

The History of Philip's War

Commonly Called the Great Indian War, of 1675 and 1676 : Also, of the French and Indian Wars at the Eastward, in 1689, 1690, 1692, 1696, and 1704

Author: Benjamin Church,Thomas Church

Publisher: Heritage Books

ISBN: 1556131798

Category: History

Page: 360

View: 9183


Laugh at the Enemy in the Midst of Your Trials

Author: Elizabeth Robles

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595341969

Category: Religion

Page: 64

View: 2703

If you have faced disappointment or defeat in your life, Laugh at the Enemy will encourage you to seek God's guidance and love on your spiritual journey to personal fulfillment.Author Elizabeth Robles provides not only her own testimony, but also guidance for those who look inward and discover that their lives lack purpose or are filled with disappointments. Robles will make you both laugh and cry as she shares stories of her experiences in a convent as a young woman, her state of depression as she contemplated her life choices, the agony of her ultimate decision to leave the Catholic church and explore other spiritual venues, and how she found her way back to God after a long absence. Sharing her experiences accompanied with Bible verses and proverbs, Robles teaches that life often presents you with speed bumps-and that your attitude determines whether or not you will succeed.Although there are many uncertainties in life, Laugh at the Enemy will show you that there is one certainty: God. Open your heart and let the healing begin.

The Enemy

Author: Tom Wood

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101604867

Category: Fiction

Page: 576

View: 3143

FIRST TIME IN PRINT THE HIRED KILLER. Victor, a former assassin-for-hire, has joined forces with a CIA special unit. His first assignment: Three strangers. Three hits. Fast and clean. Victor’s a natural for this. THE SHADOW CONSPIRACY. It should have been simple. But with each hit Victor is plunged deeper into an unimaginable conspiracy where no one, least of all the people he knows, can be trusted. THE TRIPLE-CROSS YOU WON’T SEE COMING. With the stakes growing higher by the minute, Victor realizes he’s been forced into playing a game he never expected. Because he’s the next target. And there’s no way out.

Falling for the Enemy

Author: Shawna Delacorte

Publisher: Silhouette

ISBN: 9781459200685

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 3857

A DANGEROUSLY DESIRABLE BOSS Paige Bradford intended to expose Bryce Lexington for the ruthless shark he was. But when they started working together, the sparks they gave off jettisoned her best intentions…Paige knew this corporate hunk wasn't what he seemed—but was she losing her heart…to the enemy? Hiring oh-so-sexy Paige might have been the biggest mistake Bryce had ever made, but he had to learn what she was after. Especially since she had Bryce—the man with everything—wanting something far more precious: Paige's love.

Feminizing the Enemy

Imperial Spain, Transvestite Drama, and the Crisis of Masculinity

Author: Sidney Donnell

Publisher: Bucknell University Press

ISBN: 9780838755136

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 312

View: 2725

Donnell engages gender theory and cultural studies in order to shed light on cross-dressing- a common though poorly understood practice- in plays performed in Spain and Colonial Spanish America during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. The author shows how certain naturalized assumptions about masculinity and femininity are unmasked through the cross-dressed performance of works attributed to Lope de Rueda, Morales, Lope de Vega, Monroy y Silva, and Calderon.

History of Philip's War

Commonly Called the Great Indian War, of 1675 and 1676

Author: Benjamin Church

Publisher: N.A


Category: America

Page: 360

View: 4863