All Against All

All Against All

All Against All reveals that collective mentalities and popular beliefs drove this crucial period and set nations on the path to war, as much as the rational calculus of 'national interest'.

Author: Paul Jankowski

Publisher: Profile Books

ISBN: 9781782832812

Category: History


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During a single winter, between November 1932 and April 1933, so much went wrong: Hitler came to power; Japan invaded Jehol and left the league of Nations; Mussolini looked towards Africa; Roosevelt was elected; France changed governments three times; and the victors of 1918 fell out acrimoniously over war debts, arms, currency, tariffs and Germany. New hopes flickered but not for long: a world economic conference was planned, only to collapse when the US went its own way. All Against All reveals that collective mentalities and popular beliefs drove this crucial period and set nations on the path to war, as much as the rational calculus of 'national interest'. Weaving together stories from across the world, historian Paul Jankowski offers a cautionary tale relevant for Western democracies today. The rising threat from dictatorial regimes and the ideological challenges from communism and fascism gave the 1930s a unique face, just as global environmental and demographic crises are shaping our own precious age.
Categories: History

All Against All

All Against All

One rule.

Author: Nathan Allen

Publisher: BookRix

ISBN: 9783739664453

Category: Fiction

Page: 269

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One rule. One winner. One hundred million dollars. A group of random strangers are invited to take part in a mysterious lottery with an intriguing premise. Twenty-seven accept the offer. But what begins as an unusual social experiment quickly descends into something much more sinister. The contestants receive more than they bargained for, and the dark side of human nature reveals itself. As the lottery spirals into a life-and-death struggle for survival, Alice Kato is left searching for answers. How far are ordinary people willing to go to win this extraordinary amount of money? Is there anyone she can trust? Is there any way out? And just who exactly is pulling all the strings? Everyone has their price. Most just don't know what it is yet.
Categories: Fiction

Thomas Hobbes and the Natural Law Tradition

Thomas Hobbes and the Natural Law Tradition

This happens because all are equal in their capacity to harm one another; goods
are insufficient to satisfy everyone's needs; and everyone has a natural right to all
things. The state of nature is the state of war of all against all, "Hereby it is ...

Author: Norberto Bobbio

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226062481

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 228

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Pre-eminent among European political philosophers, Norberto Bobbio has throughout his career turned to the political theory of Thomas Hobbes. Gathered here for the first time are the most important of his essays which together provide both a valuable introduction to Hobbes's thought and a fresh understanding of Hobbes's place in the theory of modern politics. Tracing Hobbes's work through De Cive and Leviathan, Bobbio identifies the philosopher's relation to the tradition of natural law. That Hobbes must now be understood in both this tradition as well as in the seemingly contradictory positivist tradition becomes clear for the first time in Bobbio's account. Bobbio also demonstrates that Hobbes cannot be easily labelled "liberal" or "totalitarian"; in Bobbio's provocative analysis of Hobbes's justification of the state, Hobbes emerges as a true conservative. Though his primary concern is to reconstruct the inner logic of Hobbes's thought, Bobbio is also attentive to the philosopher's biography and weaves into his analysis details of Hobbes's life and world—his exile in France, his relation with the Mersenne circle, his disputes with Anglican bishops, and accusations of heresy leveled against him. The result is a revealing, thoroughly new portrait of the first theorist of the modern state.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Against All Enemies

Against All Enemies

Jonathan Grave, unable to believe that a fellow combat veteran has gone rogue, killing American agents and leaking sensitive information to the enemy, sets out to find him first and stumbles upon a far-reaching, deadly conspiracy.

Author: John Gilstrap

Publisher: Pinnacle Books

ISBN: 9780786035052

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

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Jonathan Grave, unable to believe that a fellow combat veteran has gone rogue, killing American agents and leaking sensitive information to the enemy, sets out to find him first and stumbles upon a far-reaching, deadly conspiracy.
Categories: Fiction

Against All Odds

Against All Odds

CONCLUSION Models to Withstand Until the defeat of Stalingrad , the majority of
the German population supported the country ' s National Socialist regime
enthusiastically and justified all its measures as necessary means in view of the ...

Author: Corina L. Petrescu

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 3039118455

Category: History

Page: 276

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This study comprises an analysis of public spheres in National Socialist Germany. It investigates where and under what circumstances resistance to Hitler's regime was possible. The author focuses on the space of the crypto-public - defined as a politicized private sphere - as a potential realm for anti-state activism. Based on the activities of four organizations operating in Germany between 1933 and 1944 - the Jewish Cultural Association Berlin, the Kreisau Circle, the White Rose, and the Schulze-Boysen/Harnack Organization - she analyzes how this social locus functioned to foster resistance to National Socialism. She examines the artifacts of these groups - leaflets, pamphlets, politico-economic treatises, and theater performances - in order to establish models of crypto-public spaces and evaluate their possibilities and limitations as sites of resistance.
Categories: History

The Social Contract Theorists

The Social Contract Theorists

All. against. All. Gregory. S. Kavka. It is surprising that, in the voluminous
literature on Hobbes, his most original and important argument rarely receives
detailed examination. I refer to the argument, centered in chapter 13 of Leviathan,
that the ...

Author: Christopher W. Morris

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0847689077

Category: Philosophy

Page: 244

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This rich collection will introduce students of philosophy and politics to the contemporary critical literature on the classical social contract political thinkers Thomas Hobbes (1599-1697), John Locke (1632-1704), and Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778). A dozen essays and book excerpts have been selected to guide students through the texts and to introduce them to current scholarly controversies surrounding the contractarian political theories of these three thinkers. Visit our website for sample chapters!
Categories: Philosophy

A Child Against All Odds

A Child Against All Odds

This canard has done a disservice to those sad couples who have sufficient love
in them to stake everything, against the odds, for an ordinary child. I recently
asked Amanda, the daughter of Beth Hornett and my first IVF baby, now married
with ...

Author: Lord Robert Winston

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781446437568

Category: Science

Page: 560

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Compared to the famously fecund rabbit, for whom a single act of coitus has a 90% chance of creating a litter of up to 12 rabbits, humans are very infertile animals. Here in the UK, the average chance of conception is about 18% per month. And in 98% of cases, successful conception leads only to the birth of a single infant. It is unsurprising then that huge efforts have been made to increase our fertility. In vitro fertilisation, first attempted one hundred years ago, has now become big business. Market forces, combined with the desperation of many couples to fulfil their biological imperative, have pushed doctors and scientists closer to the boundaries of what is desirable or ethical. And as we are increasingly able to access and control the embryo, the opportunities of altering human genetics to eradicate disease, but also to change human characteristics, becomes a real, and to some, frightening possibility. A Child Against All Odds is a ground-breaking book for Robert Winston as it falls squarely in his area of expertise. It combines his work at Hammersmith Hospital as one of the country's leading fertility specialists, with a hard-hitting, sometimes humorous, often controversial look at the scientific, social and ethical background of man's struggle to discover and control the secrets of reproduction. Drawing on personal and professional experience, it is the definitive account of modern reproductive technology from a practitioner who has spent his professional life at the forefront of this most fascinating and emotive area of science.
Categories: Science

Defending My Bunk Against All Comers Sir

Defending My Bunk Against All Comers  Sir

Please send me all the letters I get from newspapers where I've applied for a job .
Unopened , Dad . I'm letting my mustache grow , but don't expect much . Love ,
Me . Sept. 5 , 1971 Dear Kathy , Hate it here . Miss you . The guys talk about sex ...

Author: Garret Mathews

Publisher: Rogers Publishing & Consulting, Inc

ISBN: 0977755894

Category: Fiction

Page: 233

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Look backs at how the draft lottery suddenly turned many young men's lives upside down during the long-haired haze of college life in the early 1970s, in a humorous memoir about boot camp survival.
Categories: Fiction

Against All Odds

Against All Odds

AGAINST ALL ODDS eva Despite the painful loss of one hostage , the GIGN had
brilliantly executed its first hostage - rescue operation . In the ensuing years , the
GIGN would gain valuable experience as both a military special operations unit ...

Author: Samuel M. Katz

Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books

ISBN: 0822515679

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 72

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Looks at ten high-profile hostage rescues, explaining the history and politics behind such cases as the hijacking of a school bus carrying thirty students in East Africa and the seige of a Moscow theater in 2002.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Against All Hope

Against All Hope

AGAINST ALL HOPE A Memoir of Life in Castro's Gulag ARMANDO
VALLADARES With a New Preface by the Author “[This] book is an event of
considerable cultural and political significance; the most detailed and irrefutable
description yet ...

Author: Armando Valladares

Publisher: Encounter Books

ISBN: 9781594033858

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 423

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Arrested in 1960 for being philosophically and religiously opposed to communism, Armando Valladares was interned at Cuba’s infamous Isla de Pinos Prison (from whose barred windows he watched the failure of the Bay of Pigs invasion). His life in Castro’s gulag was a hell of violence and disease, putrid food and squalid living conditions, forced labor and solitary confinement, and hazardous escape attempts. Valladares survived by prayer and poetry. His writing, smuggled out to Europe and the U.S., made him one of the world’s most celebrated prisoners of conscience. As a result of pressure from international human rights organizations, the Castro regime finally released him in 1982. When Against All Hope first appeared, it was immediately compared to Darkness at Noon and other classic prison narratives about the resilience of the human spirit in the face of totalitarianism. Now, with a new prologue by the author, which tells of his life since prison and brings the story of Cuban dissidence up to the case of Elian Gonzalez, this story of strength and survival is more relevant than ever.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Against All Odds

Against All Odds

in my car and had a laughing attack all the way back to work. Every thought that
flooded my mind, I broke out in laughter. Looking at people made me laugh,
driving was funny, the sky was bright, beautiful and the clouds had funny faces.

Author: Marcia M. Thomas

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 9781622302253

Category: Religion

Page: 142

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Against All Odds: When Faith Is All You Have follows one woman's journey to truth, seeking to live through the Word of God. Walking in faith through life and all of its circumstances can be a difficult journey at times. The theme of this book is the stability of God's love and faithfulness in every situation and experience. Whether in times of joy or tears, the love and faithfulness of Jesus Christ remains the same. This book will stir your spirit to seek God for a more powerful life by living in His peace. "Marcia M. Thomas does an excellent job of conveying the beauty of God's grace. As she transparently shares her story, the faithfulness of God, through the good and bad times, is seen over and over again. This book consistently reminds me that the unconditional love God has for us is real." Kendolyn Walker- Editor Marcia M. Thomas was born in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, West Indies. She migrated to the United States with her siblings in November 1971, to join her parents. Marcia is a single mom currently living in Brooklyn, New York. She has three adult children and one teenager. She loves to sing, dance and use her acting skills to tell others about God's love. Marcia loves the Lord and is a firm believer that through prayer and trusting God's Word, nothing is impossible!
Categories: Religion

Winning Against All Odds

Winning Against All Odds

... the true stories of David and Goliath and the wonderful birth of Jesus, who was
born in a manger, are just thought of as a children's bedtime story. In far too many
cases, we have reduced these wonderful 190 WINNING AGAINST ALL ODDS.

Author: Donald Shorter

Publisher: Harrison House Publishers

ISBN: 9781577948483

Category: Religion

Page: 227

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Readers discover how to build a solid foundation in their inner man to weather the storms of life and turn those difficulties around as stepping stones for their future success. Dr. Don Shorter shares through extensive personal experience and scriptural principles that believers can move into a rewarding life through the Word of God. Opposition should not be a stopping point for believers, but another chance for God to show Himself strong on their behalf. By removing obstacles and hindrances through making simple adjustments, readers will be on their way to success. They will discover a winner's lifestyle of talking success, believing they are successful, and living like a winner. More than just another motivational book, Dr. Shorter reveals the importance of fighting the fight of faith in your thought life. By cultivating positive thoughts uncovered in God's Word, readers will renew their minds to the principles of a winner's lifestyle. Shorter gives inspiration and sound biblical advice to win in life much like John Maxwell's book, Today Matters. Where Maxwell encourages readers to focus on 12 principles on a daily basis for success, Shorter simplifies this process by giving readers spiritual principles and instruction on how to be led by the spirit of God in day to day decisions.
Categories: Religion

Against All Odds

Against All Odds

Linda Paton. Against All Odds Linda Paton Against All Odds All Rights Reserved
Cover photo by Ken Title.

Author: Linda Paton

Publisher: Booktango

ISBN: 9781468916911

Category: Biography & Autobiography


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I went through cancer twice whilst coping with a difficult relationship. I'm hoping my book may help anyone that is going through cancer. Against all the odds I survived and so did the relationship.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Against All Enemies

Against All Enemies

ous trouble too quickly for human intervention to correct it in time. Experienced
people, for all their human flaws, were more reliable. “Standby thrusters,” Paul
commanded as the Michae/son began gliding over the top of Franklin's great disc

Author: John G. Hemry

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101650837

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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John G. Hemry’s novels featuring Lieutenant Paul Sinclair "give SF its own JAG" (SF Now, in the final novel in the series that melds science fiction action and page-turning courtroom drama, Sinclair finds himself fighting for justice once more—and the danger is closer than ever before… After a long tour as legal officer aboard the starship USS Michaelson, Paul Sinclair is anticipating shore duty. Too bad it’s cancelled when a group of religious fanatics hijack a freighter and invade an asteroid. Fearing they could threaten the earth with asteroid debris, starships from several countries converge on the scene. But their mission turns deadly when the South Asian Alliance opens fire on the asteroid. After the smoke clears, Paul suspects the Michaelson’s rules of engagement have been compromised—suspicions that are confirmed when NCIS asks him to work covertly as a spy. Someone onboard the Michaelson is selling secrets, and to uncover the traitor, Paul must walk the dangerous line between duty and honor…
Categories: Fiction

Against All Odds

Against All Odds

The Struggle for Racial Integration in Religious Organizations Brad Christerson,
Korie L. Edwards, Michael Oluf Emerson. Against All Odds Against All Odds The
Struggle for Racial Integration in Religious Front Cover.

Author: Brad Christerson

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9780814722244

Category: Religion

Page: 197

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Religious institutions continue to be among the most segregated organizations in modern America. This book looks at the problems faced by integrated churches & examines the development of integrated religious organizations.
Categories: Religion

Against All Odds

Against All Odds

Alejandro Grattan. AGAINST ALL ODDS AGAINST ALL ODDS Alejandro Grattan
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Author: Alejandro Grattan

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595302741

Category: Fiction

Page: 222

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Categories: Fiction





Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 9781496978615

Category: Self-Help

Page: 226

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You never know how strong you are until you rouse the champion in you! Against All Odds chronicles the real-life stories of men and women who conquered personal and societal limitations to achieve the seemingly impossible. In Against All Odds, you'll discover, among other riveting narratives, how * George Carver overcame chronic disease, deprivation, and discrimination to become a remarkable scientist and renowned inventor; * Elizabeth Blackwell rose above gender bias and fierce opposition to become the first woman to earn a degree in medicine; * Abraham Lincoln became a celebrated lawyer, legislator, and president despite his prolonged battle with depression, defeat, and distress; * Fanny Crosby, the blind girl from a backwater town, became the most prolific hymn writer in history; * Harriet Tubman overcame the horrors of a turbulent and traumatic childhood to liberate herself from the bondage of slavery and helped to rescue many other slaves from the captivity of their cruel masters; and * Ben Carson successfully battled mediocrity and low self-esteem to change his reputation from being the "dumbest student" in the class to being one of the most brilliant doctors in the world.
Categories: Self-Help

Against All Evil

Against All Evil

We are in those last days foretold by Christ; the signs are everywhere. Now is the
time to prepare yourself to stand against all evil for you must endure to the end.
Sin Runs Rampant The return of our Lord Jesus will come like a thief in the night.

Author: Wanda Evans

Publisher: Tate Publishing

ISBN: 9781615666768

Category: Religion

Page: 232

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'Be careful! Watch out for attacks from the devil, your great enemy. He prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for some victim to devour' (1 Peter 5:8, NLT).Against All Evil: Enduring to the Endis the headlights on your journey through life. Avoid the potholes, dead ends, and dangerous drivers, not to mention crossing lions, with the help of author Wanda S. Evans.Against All Evilshines biblical truth on common situations in our day-to-day, hustle and bustle lives, exposing the camouflaged weapons of our enemy. Readers are challenged to: • Explore God's Word • Turn the future over to God • Take a stand against all evil • Prepare to endure to the end Defend yourself against the world's corruption and its constantly changing values. God does not change, nor does His standard of holiness change. Truth is eternal. Are you prepared to standAgainst All Evil: Enduring to the End?
Categories: Religion

Machine Learning and Data Mining in Pattern Recognition

Machine Learning and Data Mining in Pattern Recognition

Naive approaches to building G would attemptan all-against-allcomparison
strategy. For large data sets that would certainly be infeasible due to time and
RAM limitation. However, an all-against-all strategy is not required. If our goal is
simply ...

Author: Petra Perner

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783642030703

Category: Computers

Page: 824

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There is no royal road to science, and only those who do not dread the fatiguing climb of its steep paths have a chance of gaining its luminous summits. Karl Marx A Universial Genius of the 19th Century Many scientists from all over the world during the past two years since the MLDM 2007 have come along on the stony way to the sunny summit of science and have worked hard on new ideas and applications in the area of data mining in pattern r- ognition. Our thanks go to all those who took part in this year's MLDM. We appre- ate their submissions and the ideas shared with the Program Committee. We received over 205 submissions from all over the world to the International Conference on - chine Learning and Data Mining, MLDM 2009. The Program Committee carefully selected the best papers for this year’s program and gave detailed comments on each submitted paper. There were 63 papers selected for oral presentation and 17 papers for poster presentation. The topics range from theoretical topics for classification, clustering, association rule and pattern mining to specific data-mining methods for the different multimedia data types such as image mining, text mining, video mining and Web mining. Among these topics this year were special contributions to subtopics such as attribute discre- zation and data preparation, novelty and outlier detection, and distances and simila- ties.
Categories: Computers

Against All Enemies

Against All Enemies

a man returning from an all night drinking binge, Earl Saunders staggered into
his office and threw himself onto the sofa. None of his staff followed him past the
outer office where they drifted over to their old desks. Some simply sat down in ...

Author: Harold Coyle

Publisher: Forge Books

ISBN: 1429954671

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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The bestselling author of Team Yankee, "master of military fiction" Harold Coyle returns. In a novel both exciting and frighteningly realistic, Harold Coyle demonstrates once again that one of the nation's most important struggles is being fought on its own territory. Freedom. It is brought settlers to America's coasts, and it's the ideal that many laid down their lives to preserve. But, as the greatest nation in the world enters the new millennium, America finds itself once again split over the concept of liberty and justice for all. When one man decides to send a message to the government by bombing a federal building, the explosion is felt all across the country. The chain reaction that follows resonates most powerfully with members of a rebel band in Idaho who call themselves "Patriots" they want freedom from government control, no matter how much deadly force it takes. Their well-planned acts of terrorism soon show the government that they cannot be ignored and that definite action is needed. Thrown into the battle is Lieutenant Nathan Dixon, fresh from VMI, and a soldier who stands in the very large shadow of his father, the revered General Scott Dixon. Sent to quell a potentially dangerous situation, he'll need every bit of his training, for Nathan finds himself catapulted into the first battle of a new American war of secession. Covering the news is Nathan's stepmother, prominent anchorwoman Jan Fields. As the country watches, Jan discovers that Idaho's charismatic governor, George Oliver "GO" Thomas has an agenda of his own, one that may truly have a revolutionary effect on the whole country. Using the hard-edged style that made him famous, Harold Coyle takes us inside an all too plausible America where a nation is divided over the ideals on which this country was founded. In this modern military thriller, Coyle gives us an intimate portrait of the men and women who fight to uphold their, visions of America against all enemies. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Categories: Fiction