The Gordian Protocol

The Gordian Protocol

NEW STANDALONE NOVEL FROM NEW YORK TIMES BEST-SELLING AUTHOR OF THE HONOR HARRINGTON SERIES, DAVID WEBER A MAN OF TWO WORLDS History professor Benjamin Schröder lives a happy life.

Author: David Weber

Publisher: Baen

ISBN: 148148396X

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

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NEW STANDALONE NOVEL FROM NEW YORK TIMES BEST-SELLING AUTHOR OF THE HONOR HARRINGTON SERIES, DAVID WEBER A Man of Two Worlds Doctor Benjamin Schröder was far from a man of action. In fact, he was a history teacher — Chairman of the Castle Rock University history department — and if his life wasn't perfect, it was close. Until, that is the discussion of his star student Elzbietá Abramowski's dissertation on Operation Oz, the Pacific Allies' invasion of Vladivostok, staged through occupied Japan to meet their Imperial German allies, was brutally interrupted. The psychotic episode that turned his entire world upside down struck with absolutely no warning, and it was more terrifying than anything he should have been able to imagine, leaving him with a complete, incredibly detailed set of false, nightmare "memories." Not just of his own life, but of an entire, ghastly world in which Operation Oz had never happened. In which millions of helpless civilians had been systematically slaughtered in "extermination camps" that were horrific beyond belief. In which there was still a Soviet Union. In which the Chinese Communists had succeeded, the Korean Peninsula had been permanently divided, thousands of nuclear warheads had spread their deadly threat across the entire Earth, and the Middle East was a festering sore of bloodshed, fanaticism, and terrorism. The knowledge that those false memories had come from somewhere inside his own psyche was terrible, but with the help of Commander Abramowski, a highly decorated Navy fighter pilot who’d been forced to deal with her own PTSD after crippling combat wounds invalided her out of service, he’s put his life back together. With Elzbietá's support, he's learned to deal with the nightmares, to recognize that they are onlynightmares that can't — and won't — be permitted to rule his life. Until, that is, a lunatic named Raibert Kaminski knocks on his door one afternoon with an impossible and horrifying story about alternate realities, time travel, temporal knots, and more than a dozen doomed universes which must inevitably die if the temporal storm front rushing towards the distant future isn't stopped. He has to be lying, of course. Or completely insane. But what if he's not a madman after all? What if he's actually telling the truth? That possibility is the most terrifying thing of all. Because if he is, the false memories aren't false after all, and that other world is just as real as the one Schröder has always known. And if that's true, Benjamin Schröder is about to become the greatest mass murderer in human history, because he has to choose. Whether he acts or refuses to act, Benjamin Schröder is the one man who will decide which universe lives and which dies, along with every star system, every galaxy — and every single human being — in it. Including the woman he's discovered he loves more than life itself. About The Gordian Protocol: “. . .[A] fun and thrilling standalone from Weber and Holo. . . . time travel enthusiasts will enjoy the moral dilemmas, nonstop action, and crisp writing.”—Publishers Weekly About David Weber: “…a balanced mix of interstellar intrigue, counterespionage, and epic fleet action…with all the hard- and software details and tactical proficiency that Weber delivers like no one else; along with a large cast of well-developed, believable characters, giving each clash of fleets emotional weight.”—Booklist “. . . moves. . . as inexorably as the Star Kingdom’s Grand Fleet, commanded by series protagonist Honor Harrington. . . . Weber is the Tom Clancy of science fiction. . . . His fans will relish this latest installment. . . .”—Publishers Weekly “This entry is just as exciting as Weber’s initial offering. . . .The result is a fast-paced and action-packed story that follows [our characters] as they move from reaction to command of the situation. Weber builds Shadow of Freedom to an exciting and unexpected climax.”—Daily News of Galveston “Weber combines realistic, engaging characters with intelligent technological projection and a deep understanding of military bureaucracy in this long-awaited Honor Harrington novel…Fans of this venerable space opera will rejoice to see Honor back in action.”–Publishers Weekly “This latest Honor Harrington novel brings the saga to another crucial turning point…Readers may feel confident that they will be Honored many more times and enjoy it every time.”–Booklist “. . .everything you could want in a heroine …. Excellent … plenty of action.”–Science Fiction Age “Brilliant! Brilliant! Brilliant!”–Anne McCaffrey “Compelling combat combined with engaging characters for a great space opera adventure.”–Locus “Weber combines realistic, engaging characters with intelligent technological projection . . . Fans of this venerable space opera will rejoice . . .”–Publishers Weekly About Jacob Holo: "An entertaining sci-fi action novel with light overtones of dystopian and political thrillers."—Kirkus on The Dragons of Jupiter "Thrilling . . . sci-fi adventure."—Kirkus on Time Reavers
Categories: Fiction

The Valkyrie Protocol

The Valkyrie Protocol

They're not going to turn back now without some heavyduty convincing.” “
Telegraph, new dictation,” Okunnu said. “'Hammerhead-Prime to fugitives. Our
previous message was not a request. You are acting in violation of the Gordian
Protocol, ...

Author: David Weber

Publisher: Baen Books

ISBN: 9781625797940

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

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UNTANGLE THE PAST TO SAVE THE FUTURE. A NEW NOVEL IN THE WORLD OF THE BEST-SELLING THE GORDIAN PROTOCOL TIME IS RUNNING OUT Agent Raibert Kaminski and the crew of the Transtemporal Vehicle Kleio have stumbled across a temporal implosion that has claimed two whole universes, and neither Raibert nor his crew can ­ figure out what caused this calamity, or how to stop its spread. Meanwhile, old colleagues of Raibert’s from the Antiquities Rescue Trust, together with a version of Samuel Pepys transplanted from the 17th century into the 30th, have proposed an expedition into the past. The goal? To branch the timeline by preventing the Plague of Justinian, one of the worst pandemics in human history. And on a multidimensional level, governmental entity SysGov’s multiverse neighbor, the xenophobic Admin, is stirring. While their ambassadors put on a friendly show, the Admin is amassing a fleet of advanced, heavily armed time machines—with SysGov firmly in the crosshairs. In the midst of the temporal turmoil, time is running out for Raibert and his team to save the rest of the known universes from ceasing to exist. Navigating the paradoxes of time can be a killer task—especially when dogged by those who seek your destruction at every turn. But this isn’t the ­ first Time Rodeo for the crew of the Kleio, and they won’t go down without a ­ fight—no matter where—or when—the threat to the multiverse arises! About prequel The Gordian Protocol: “Tom Clancy-esque exposition of technical details . . . absurd humor and bloody action. Echoes of Robert Heinlein . . . lots of exploding temporal spaceships and bodies . . . action-packed . . .” —Booklist “[A] fun and thrilling standalone from Weber and Holo. . . . Time travel enthusiasts will enjoy the moral dilemmas, nonstop action, and crisp writing.”—Publishers Weekly About David Weber: “[A] balanced mix of interstellar intrigue, counterespionage, and epic fleet action . . . with all the hard- and software details and tactical proficiency that Weber delivers like no one else; along with a large cast of well-developed, believable characters, giving each clash of fleets emotional weight.”—Booklist “[M]oves . . . as inexorably as the Star Kingdom’s Grand Fleet, commanded by series protagonist Honor Harrington. . . . Weber is the Tom Clancy of science fiction. . . . His fans will relish this latest installment. . . .”—Publishers Weekly “This entry is just as exciting as Weber’s initial offering. . . . The result is a fast-paced and action-packed story that follows [our characters] as they move from reaction to command of the situation. Weber builds Shadow of Freedom to an exciting and unexpected climax.”—The Galveston County Daily News “Weber combines realistic, engaging characters with intelligent technological projection and a deep understanding of military bureaucracy in this long-awaited Honor Harrington novel . . . . Fans of this venerable space opera will rejoice to see Honor back in action.”—Publishers Weekly “This latest Honor Harrington novel brings the saga to another crucial turning point . . . . Readers may feel confident that they will be Honored many more times and enjoy it every time.”—Booklist “[E]verything you could want in a heroine. . . . Excellent . . . plenty of action.”—Science Fiction Age “Brilliant! Brilliant! Brilliant!”—Anne McCaffrey “Compelling combat combined with engaging characters for a great space opera adventure.”—Locus “Weber combines realistic, engaging characters with intelligent technological projection . . . . Fans of this venerable space opera will rejoice . . .”—Publishers Weekly About Jacob Holo: "An entertaining sci-fi action novel with light overtones of dystopian and political thrillers."—Kirkus on The Dragons of Jupiter "Thrilling . . . sci-fi adventure."—Kirkus on Time Reavers
Categories: Fiction

The Gordian Knot

The Gordian Knot

A collateral principle was designing the signaling protocol to handle a variety of
noisy channels. Unlike an analog voice channel, where the human ear/brain
combination does most of the work of interpretation at either end, a digital system
 ...

Author: W. Russell Neuman

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262263912

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 342

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Veterans of the high-definition TV wars of the 1980s, the authors, social scientists as well as technologists, came to see themselves as "chroniclers and students of an intriguing and serious techno-economic conflict." Why, they asked, did so few understand the rules of the game? In a broad account accessible to generalist and specialist alike, they address the current national debate about the development of a national information infrastructure, locating the debate in a broad historical narrative that illuminates how we got here and where we may be going, and outlining a bold vision of an open communications infrastructure that will cut through the political gridlock that threatens this "information highway."Technical change the authors argue is creating a new paradigm that fits neither the free market nor regulatory control models currently in play. They detail what is wrong with the political process of the national information infrastructure policy-making and assess how different media systems (telecommunications, radio, television broadcasting,) were originally established, spelling out the technological assumptions and organizational interests on which they were based and showing why the old policy models are now breaking down. The new digital networks are not analogous to railways and highways or their electronic forebears in telephony and broadcasting; they are inherently unfriendly to centralized control of any sort, so the old traditions of common carriage and public trustee regulation and regulatory gamesmanship no longer apply. The authors' technological and historical analysis leads logically toward a policy proposal for a reformed regulatory structure that builds and protects meaningful competition, but that abandons its role as arbiter of tariffs and definer of public service and public interest.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Give Me LibertyCon

Give Me LibertyCon

His most recent titles for Baen are time travel/far future adventures The Gordian
Protocol and The Valkyrie Protocol, both written with Jacob Holo. David Weber
makes his home in South Carolina with his wife and children. BUILDING THE ...

Author: Christopher Woods

Publisher: Baen Books

ISBN: 9781625797711

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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BEST-SELLING AND AWARD-WINNING AUTHORS WRITE FOR A GOOD CAUSE: All-new anthology from top names in science fiction and fantasy. A portion of the sales will fund a scholarship set up in the name of superfan, TVA engineer, and LibertyCon founder Timothy "Uncle Timmy" Bolgeo. Join David Weber, Larry Correia, David Drake, and twelve other best-selling authors as they pay their respects to some of their devoted fans and to a lost friend. Fifteen stories from the authors' own worlds will showcase some of the names of their greatest fans in original works, written for a charity in honor of Timothy Bolgeo, the founder of LibertyCon. Contributors: David Weber David Drake David B. Coe Larry Correia Sarah A. Hoyt Timothy Zahn Mike Massa Charles E Gannon Jody Lynn Nye Bill Fawcett Chris Kennedy Kacey Ezell Les Johnson John Hartness Christopher Woods At the publisher's Request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management). Praise for the contributors: "Weber is the Tom Clancy of science fiction."—Publishers Weekly on David Weber "Drake couldn’t write a bad action scene at gunpoint.”—Booklist on David Drake "Everything I like in fantasy."—Jim Butcher on Larry Correia
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Evolving Nationalism

Evolving Nationalism

An early instance of this formulation is Levi Shkolnik ( Eshkol ) in Mapai , “
Protocol of 13th Party Council , ” LPA ... Gorni , ha - Hipus ahar ha - zehut ha - le'
umit [ The Quest for Collective Identity ] , 82–83 ; Feldestein , Gordian Knot ;
Weissbrod ...

Author: Nadav Gershon Shelef

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 0801476755

Category: History

Page: 283

View: 679

"Evolving Nationalism is a delight. It will make a significant contribution to nationalist theory, moving it from some of its overdetermined and too-pat explanations and to an understanding of the history of Israel. I found Nadav G. Shelef's approach very persuasive and his use of evidence judicious and convincing."---Joel S. Migdal, Robert F. Philip Professor of International Studies, Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington "Evolving Nationalism is a terrific, even amazing book. It is well ahead of the disciplinary curve, Shelef joins granular case knowledge to well-conceived, theoretically rigorous social science. But what makes the book unique is his sophisticated and effective deployment of evolutionary theory to solve the problem of explaining how seemingly deeply held ideological beliefs change over time without being guided by elites or by direct adaptation to changing incentives. His story about the ideological trajectory of the Zionist Right is fascinating, but his analysis reaches far beyond the story and will have an impact on the discipline as a whole."---Ian S. Lustick, University of Pennsylvania, author of Unsettled States, Disputed Lands "Nadav G. Shelef very effectively points out that there are several different conceptions of `nationalism.' He shows clearly that many forms of nationalism exist and thrive within Israel's different political movements, including Labor Zionist nationalism, Religious Zionist nationalism, and Revisionist Zionist nationalism."---Gregory Mahler, Eartham College
Categories: History

Carbon Politics and the Failure of the Kyoto Protocol

Carbon Politics and the Failure of the Kyoto Protocol

30 Climate change really is the Gordian knot of our times, requiring an “
Alexandrian solution.” References31 Adams, B., and Luchsinger, G., UN, Climate
Justice for a Changing Planet, 2009; http://www.un-ngls.org/JMG/
pdf_climatejustice.pdf ...

Author: Gerald Kutney

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317914655

Category: Political Science

Page: 248

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Carbon Politics and the Failure of Kyoto charts the framework and political evolution of the Kyoto Protocol negotiations and examines the ensuing failure of the international community to adequately address climate change. The focus is not on the science or consequences of climate change but on the political gamesmanship of the major players throughout the UNFCCC negotiation process. More than an updated history of the subject matter, this book provides a detailed study of the carbon targets which became the biggest influencing factor on the reaction of nations to Kyoto’s binding agreements. The book provides an in-depth analysis of the leading nations’ motives, including the US, China and Germany, in entering the negotiations, in particular, their economic interests. Despite the effort to combat climate change in politics that the negotiations represent, the book concludes that an agreement which requires almost 200 very different nations to agree on a single protocol is doomed to failure. The book offers a novel contribution to our understanding of this failure and suggests alternative frameworks and policies to tackle what is arguably the most complex political issue of our time.
Categories: Political Science

Protocols of Proceedings of the International Marine Conference Programme of subjects to be considered by the International marine conference Detailed programme of subjects to be considered by the International marine conference Protocol December 2 December 31 1889 Final Act Annex 1 Act of Congress Public no 167 Annex 2 Act of Congress Public resolution no 3 Annex 3 6 Letters of invitation Detailed programme of subjects to be considered by the International marine conference Annex 7 List of delegates Appendix

Protocols of Proceedings of the International Marine Conference  Programme of subjects to be considered by the International marine conference   Detailed programme of subjects to be considered by the International marine conference   Protocol December 2 December 31  1889   Final Act   Annex 1  Act of Congress  Public  no  167    Annex 2  Act of Congress  Public resolution no  3    Annex 3 6  Letters of invitation   Detailed programme of subjects to be considered by the International marine conference   Annex 7  List of delegates   Appendix

I confess that I had not seen the way to cut the Gordian knot which my learned
friend has pointed out . As I said before , I think we are all anxious that every
delegate should have his opinion thoroughly considered and discussed ; and
therefore ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: NYPL:33433110018557

Category: Navigation

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Protocols of Proceedings of the International Marine Conference

Protocols of Proceedings of the International Marine Conference

I confess that I had not seen the way to cut the Gordian kpot which my learned
friend has pointed out . As I said before , I think we are all anxious that every
delegate should bave his opinion thoroughly considered and discussed ; and
therefore ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:35007007108776

Category: Navigation

Page:

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Protocols of Proceedings of the International Marine Conference Held in Washington D C

Protocols of Proceedings of the International Marine Conference Held in Washington  D C

I confess that I had not seen the way to cut the Gordian knot which my learned
friend has pointed out . As I said before , I think we are all anxious that every
delegate should have his opinion thoroughly considered and discussed ; and
therefore ...

Author: International marine conference, Washington D.C., 1889

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B3247763

Category: Navigation

Page:

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Categories: Navigation

Kashmir the Gordian Knot

Kashmir  the Gordian Knot

Vajpayee , while breaking the barriers of protocol and made a gesture of being
elder brother , took this wise step . Without any doubts , heading the coalition
government under the constant threats from his allies and oppositions he showed
his ...

Author: B. K. Vaishnavi

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015058826325

Category: Jammu and Kashmir (India)

Page: 182

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Articles on the political conditions in Kashmir, 1940-2003.
Categories: Jammu and Kashmir (India)

The Boxer Protocol Negotiations

The Boxer Protocol Negotiations

... particularly with rospect to the indemnity , and naively considered cutting the
Gordian knot by precipitating the partitioning of China so that each power could
corpensste Itself by seiz105 ing some Chinese territory in lieu of the indemnity .

Author: Kazuo Kawai

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105025521688

Category: China

Page:

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Categories: China

The Copenhagen Protocol on Climate Change

The Copenhagen Protocol on Climate Change

This cuts the Gordian knot of State responsibility as it provides a transparent
benchmark for State action , and a keen incentive for States to convert their
sources of energy to green technology . Currently , there is only a unitary
baseline ...

Author: Laura Nielsen

Publisher: Djoef Pub

ISBN: STANFORD:36105134440168

Category: Law

Page: 344

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"In the run-up to the United Nations' 15th Conference on Climate Change, COP15, in Copenhagen, the University of Copenhagen has hosted an international negotiation competition for law students - The Copenhagen Competition." "The competition is a chance for law students from various places of the world to present their innovative ideas. By the end of 2008, 14 teams of students and a coach from 14 different law faculties from selected universities all over the world, representing five continents, submitted their written proposals for the Written Round of the competition." "This book presents the 14 papers which are all of a very high quality. They all demonstrate comprehensive understanding of the legal problems related to the emissions trading system and the international framework as such. Moreover, the creativity in argumentation and the innovative solutions developed by the teams have gone beyond all expectations. Further, the practicalities of the proposals seem to a wide extent operational. We are therefore convinced that this publication may serve as inspiration and support for politicians, advisors and researchers in the further work towards COP15. This is indeed the purpose of this book." --Book Jacket.
Categories: Law

Canada Et Les Am riques

Canada Et Les Am  riques

Further , the major participants , Iraq , the UK , USA , and Saudi Arabia were not
parties to Protocol I . On the other hand , we had been teaching the law in
accordance with Protocol I since 1985 . We decided to cut the Gordian knot ...

Author: Canadian Council on International Law. Conference

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105060005522

Category: America

Page: 242

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Categories: America

Singapore Journal of International Comparative Law

Singapore Journal of International   Comparative Law

... nor does it follow that the existence of institutions will enable the particular
environmental interests of territorial States in Antarctica to be brushed aside . 55
4 . Liability protocol The liability problem was a Gordian knot in the negotiation of
the ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B5129278

Category: Comparative law

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Categories: Comparative law

The Life of Lord John Russell

The Life of Lord John Russell

... with revolution at home and Germany across the frontier , the new King tried to
cut instead of untying the Gordian knot . ... These events gave rise to the famous
protocol which was signed in London , in August 1850 , by England , France ...

Author: Sir Spencer Walpole

Publisher: London ; New York : Longmans, Green

ISBN: UCAL:B3318345

Category: Great Britain

Page: 504

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Categories: Great Britain

The Oxford Handbook of the Macroeconomics of Global Warming

The Oxford Handbook of the Macroeconomics of Global Warming

The Carbon Market cuts the Gordian knot and makes change possible. It does so
because it ... of the Kyoto Protocol today? Initially its nation by nation carbon
limits were to expire in 2012 but the Kyoto Protocol itself—its overall structure and
 ...

Author: Lucas Bernard

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190204198

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 560

View: 740

The first World Climate Conference, which was sponsored by the World Meteorological Organization in Genève in 1979, triggered an international dialogue on global warming. From the 1997 United Nations-sponsored conference-during which the Kyoto Protocol was signed-through meetings in Copenhagen, Cancún, Durban, and most recently Doha (2012) and Warsaw (2013), worldwide attention to the issue of global warming and its impact on the world's economy has rapidly increased in intensity. The consensus of these debates and discussions, however, is less than clear. Optimistically, many geoscience researchers and members of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) have supported CO2 emission reduction pledges while maintaining that a 2°C limit in increased temperature by the year 2100 is achievable through international coordination. Other observers postulate that established CO2 reduction commitments such as those agreed to at the Copenhagen United Nations Climate Change Conference (2009) are insufficient and cannot hold the global warming increase below 2°C. As experts theorize on precisely what impact global warming will have, developing nations have become particularly alarmed. The developed world will use energy to mitigate global warming effects, but developing countries are more exposed by geography and poverty to the most dangerous consequences of a global temperature rise and lack the economic means to adapt. The complex dynamics that result from this confluence of science and geopolitics gives rise to even more complicated issues for economists, financial planners, business leaders, and policy-makers. The Oxford Handbook of the Macroeconomics of Global Warming analyzes the economic impact of issues related to and resulting from global warming, specifically the implications of possible preventative measures, various policy changes, and adaptation efforts as well as the different consequences climate change will have on both developing and developed nations. This multi-disciplinary approach, which touches on issues of growth, employment, and development, elucidates for readers state-of-the-art research on the complex and far-reaching problem of global warming.
Categories: Business & Economics

Work Accomplished by the Inter American Juridical Committee During Its Regular Meeting

Work Accomplished by the Inter American Juridical Committee During Its Regular Meeting

The powers of a State for formulating reservations are not derived from a
convention or protocol : they are inherent in its ... Gordian knot " , and " essence "
of the protocol , I took the liberty of suggesting , not proposing , that a study be
made of ...

Author: Inter-American Juridical Committee

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:35112200120576

Category: International law

Page:

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Categories: International law

Secret Protocols

Secret Protocols

The ancients symbolized our problem as the Gordian Knot . Alexander , in his
greatness , or because of his greatness , lacked patience . He died young , you
remember . An imbecilic treatment of life . ' The message I imperfectly understood
 ...

Author: Peter Vansittart

Publisher: Peter Owen Publishers

ISBN: UOM:39015064690723

Category: Fiction

Page: 357

View: 178

The Hitler-Stalin pact of 1939 triggers an extraordinary odyssey for Erich, the son of a 'Baltic Baron' and an English mother. This is the story of one man's journey through Europe and through life itself, set against the backdrop of 20th century history.
Categories: Fiction

Reconstructing Nations

Reconstructing Nations

Feldestein , Gordian Knot . Mapai , 8th Mapai Convention , May 15 , 1958 , LPA ,
2-21-1958-45 . ILP , Decisions of the Second Convention , 1977 , LPA , 2-21-
1977-122 . See , for example , Zalman Aran in Mapai , Protocol of the 37th Party ...

Author: Nadav Gershon Shelef

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:C3504212

Category:

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