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In The Trigger Men, bestselling author Martin Dillon delves into the dark and sinister world of Irish terrorism and counter-terrorism.
This book by the author of "Rogue Warrior of the SAS", retells the story of a series of murders by the Ulster Volunteer Force in N. Ireland in the 1970s. When convicted, the killers received over 2000 years in jail, the longest sentences ever given in a single trial in British legal history.
In this enthralling and controversial book, Martin Dillon, author of the bestselling The Shankill Butchers, examines the roles played by the Provisional IRA, the State forces, the Irish Government and the British Army during this troubled period.
It is easy to feel helpless in the face of the torrent of information about environmental catastrophes taking place all over the world. In this powerful and provocative book, Scottish writer and campaigner Alastair McIntosh shows how it is still possible for individuals and communities to take on the might of corporate power and emerge victorious. As a founder of the Isle of Eigg Trust, McIntosh helped the beleaguered residents of Eigg to become the first Scottish community ever to clear their laird from his own estate. And plans to turn a majestic Hebridean mountain into a superquarry were overturned after McIntosh persuaded a Native American warrior chief to visit the Isle of Harris and testify at the government inquiry. This extraordinary book weaves together theology, mythology, economics, ecology, history, poetics and politics as the author journeys towards a radical new philosophy of community, spirit and place. His daring and imaginative responses to the destruction of the natural world make Soil and Soul an uplifting, inspirational and often richly humorous read.
Comprehensive archive by two of the world's foremost collectors of pictorial symbols. Their pictures, rendered from rare illustrations, extend from ancient Chinese lotus buds to a basket of flowers in a 19th-century Valentine silhouette. Includes the symbolic meaning of every known species -- from absinth to zinnia. Over 200 black-and-white designs and illustrations.
Presenting the non-directive and related points of view in counselling and therapy, this book defines the progress recently made in the development of the techniques and basic philosophy of counselling.
Mein Kampf is a powerful book written by Adolf Hitler, published by Vintage on February 13, 1992. This work is not just a book, but a mirror into the mind of one of history's most controversial figures. The genre of this book is political ideology, and it provides an in-depth look at the political and social climate of the time. It is a must-read for anyone interested in understanding the forces that shaped the world during this era. Published by Vintage, this edition brings forth the unfiltered thoughts and ideologies of Hitler, making it an essential read for historians and political enthusiasts.
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I was supposed to be having the time of my life.When Esther Greenwood wins an internship on a New York fashion magazine in 1953, she is elated, believing she will finally realise her dream to become a writer. But in between the cocktail parties and piles of manuscripts, Esther's life begins to slide out of control. She finds herself spiralling into depression and eventually a suicide attempt, as she grapples with difficult relationships and a society which refuses to take women's aspirations seriously.The Bell Jar, Sylvia Plath's only novel, was originally published in 1963 under the pseudonym Victoria Lucas. The novel is partially based on Plath's own life and descent into mental illness, and has become a modern classic. The Bell Jar has been celebrated for its darkly funny and razor sharp portrait of 1950s society and has sold millions of copies worldwide.
When the Englishman learned that someone was asking about him, he introduced himself to Pearson, who persuaded him to write his story - a story even more extraordinary than that of the Krays. Because the Englishman is the only man of non-Italian blood to be admitted to the heart of the Mafia.
"Post is a pioneer in the field of political-personality profiling. He may be the only psychiatrist who has specialized in the self-esteem problems of both Osama bin Laden and Saddam Hussein."-The New Yorker "Policy specialists and academic...
Once part of Lancashire, Droylsden and Audenshaw are now part of Tameside Metropolitan Borough of Manchester. The varied histories of both towns see the transition from farming to an industrial community. With over 200 photographs, this book gives us a glimpse of the streets of the two towns and the people who lived there, at work and leisure.
The HOLY BIBLE: King James Version (KJV) White Compact Christening Edition is a divine masterpiece by Collins KJV Bibles. Published in 2003 by HarperCollins Publishers, this book stands as a testament to the timeless appeal of religious literature. The genre of this book is religious, specifically Christian, and it provides a deep and insightful view into the teachings of Christianity. The King James Version (KJV) is renowned for its poetic beauty and profound spiritual depth. This special Christening Edition is compact and designed in a beautiful white cover, making it a perfect gift for christenings or for your own personal use. With the trusted name of Collins KJV Bibles behind it, readers can be assured of the authenticity and accuracy of the text. HarperCollins Publishers, a leading name in the publishing world, ensures that this book is of high quality and will be a cherished addition to any collection. Experience the power and beauty of the words of the bible with the HOLY BIBLE: King James Version (KJV) White Compact Christening Edition.
'Radical Acceptance offers us an invitation to embrace ourselves with all our pain, fear and anxieties, and to step lightly yet firmly on the path of understanding and compassion. Please enjoy this nourishing and healing book.' Thich Nhat HanhIn the West, most of us have suffered the fear of not being 'good enough', feeling insecure about our appearance, our sexuality, our intelligence, our spiritual progress or - often most importantly - being worthy of love. When these feelings of insufficiency or self-aversion are strong, we fear abandonment and rejection. Many people have already found the Buddhist perspective on our emotional life to be extremely valuable - and this book will be a major practical contribution to the subject.
A comprehensive anthology of texts to do justice to modern Iranian political thought, containing many crucially important texts in English. This work emphasises on questions of gender and Sufism in Iran. Covering the last hundred years of Iranian history, this book introduces some of the most crucial political and religious texts of the period.
In The Royalty of Negro Vaudeville , Nadine George-Graves provides an historical narrative of their achievements and uses black feminist theories, feminist theories of performance, and theories of class and popular culture to analyze the many layers of performance in which the Whitman Sisters participated, on and off the stage.
Drawing on Russia's Department files, personal papers of key Wall Street figures, biographies and conventional histories, this book reveals: the role of Morgan banking executives in funneling illegal Bolshevik gold into the US; the co-option of the American Red Cross by powerful Wall Street forces; and, more.
William Cavendish, courageous, cultured and passionate about women, embodies the popular image of a cavalier. Famously defeated at the Battle of Marston Moor in 1644, he went into a long and miserable continental exile before returning to England in triumph on the restoration of King Charles II to the throne in 1660.Lucy Worsley brings to life a fascinating household of the 17th century, painting a picture of conspiracy, sexual intrigue, clandestine marriage and gossip. From Ben Jonson and Van Dyck to a savage, knife-wielding master-cook, Cavalier is a brilliant illumination of the stately home in England and all its many colourful inhabitants.
For students of Middle English, Andrew and Waldron's The Poems of the Pearl Manuscript has been the key edition of the four Pearl poems (the best-known of which is Gawain and the Green Knight) for 30 years.
Tells the story of the Tour de France since its creation in 1903. This book links the history of the Tour to key moments and themes in French history. It examines the popularity of Tour racers, and explores how their public images have changed.
The classic biography of Debs, one of the most important thinkers and activists in US.
As the driving force behind the Allied effort in World War I, France willingly shouldered the heaviest burden. In this masterful book, Robert Doughty explains how and why France assumed this role and offers new insights into French strategy and operational methods.
Teddington, Twickenham and Hampton past and present
Wentworth is in Yorkshire and was surrounded by 70 collieries employing tens of thousands of men. It is the finest and largest Georgian house in Britain andbelonged to the Fitzwilliam family. It is England's forgotten palace which belonged to Britain's richest aristocrats. Black Diamonds tells the story of its demise: family feuds, forbidden love, class war, and a tragic and violent death played their part. But coal, one of the most emotive issues in twentieth century British politics, lies at its heart. This is the extraordinary story of how the fabric of English society shifted beyond recognition in fifty turbulent years in the twentieth century.