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The Watchers

Author : Shane Harris
ISBN : 1101195746
Genre : Political Science
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Using exclusive access to key insiders, Shane Harris charts the rise of America's surveillance state over the past twenty-five years and highlights a dangerous paradox: Our government's strategy has made it harder to catch terrorists and easier to spy on the rest of us. Our surveillance state was born in the brain of Admiral John Poindexter in 1983. Poindexter, Reagan's National Security Advisor, realized that the United States might have prevented the terrorist massacre of 241 Marines in Beirut if only intelligence agencies had been able to analyze in real time data they had on the attackers. Poindexter poured government know-how and funds into his dream-a system that would sift reams of data for signs of terrorist activity. Decades later, that elusive dream still captivates Washington. After the 2001 attacks, Poindexter returned to government with a controversial program, called Total Information Awareness, to detect the next attack. Today it is a secretly funded operation that can gather personal information on every American and millions of others worldwide. But Poindexter's dream has also become America's nightmare. Despite billions of dollars spent on this digital quest since the Reagan era, we still can't discern future threats in the vast data cloud that surrounds us all. But the government can now spy on its citizens with an ease that was impossible-and illegal-just a few years ago. Drawing on unprecedented access to the people who pioneered this high-tech spycraft, Harris shows how it has shifted from the province of right- wing technocrats to a cornerstone of the Obama administration's war on terror. Harris puts us behind the scenes and in front of the screens where twenty-first-century spycraft was born. We witness Poindexter quietly working from the private sector to get government to buy in to his programs in the early nineties. We see an army major agonize as he carries out an order to delete the vast database he's gathered on possible terror cells-and on thousands of innocent Americans-months before 9/11. We follow General Mike Hayden as he persuades the Bush administration to secretly monitor Americans based on a flawed interpretation of the law. After Congress publicly bans the Total Information Awareness program in 2003, we watch as it is covertly shifted to a "black op," which protects it from public scrutiny. When the next crisis comes, our government will inevitably crack down on civil liberties, but it will be no better able to identify new dangers. This is the outcome of a dream first hatched almost three decades ago, and The Watchers is an engrossing, unnerving wake-up call.

Isle Of Night

Author : Veronica Wolff
ISBN : 9781101544112
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Is life offering fewer and fewer options? Then join the dead. When Annelise meets dark and seductive Ronan, he promises her a new life-if she has the courage to chance the unknown. Now, she's whisked away to a mysterious island and pitted against other female recruits to become a Watcher-girls who are partnered with vampires and assist them in their missions. To survive and become a Watcher, Annelise has to beat out every other girl, but she's determined to do so, because to fail doesn't mean dishonor-it means death.

The Watchers

Author : Jon Steele
ISBN : 9781101584958
Genre : Fiction
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Every hour, childlike Marc Rochat circles the Lausanne cathedral as the watchmen have done for centuries. Then one day a beautiful woman draws him out of the shadows—the angel his mother once promised him would come. But Katherine Taylor is no angel. She’s one of the toughest and most resourceful call girls in Lausanne. Until something unnatural seething beneath a new client’s request sends her fleeing to the sanctuary of an unlikely protector. Into their refuge comes Jay Harper. The private detective has awakened in Lausanne with no memory of how he got there—and only one thing driving him forward: a series of unsettling murders he feels compelled to solve. Pray for the three strangers. They have something in common they can’t begin to imagine.

Watchers

Author : Dean Koontz
ISBN : 9781440639296
Genre : Fiction
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A “superior thriller”(Oakland Press) about a man, a dog, and a terrifying threat that could only have come from the imagination of #1 New York Times bestselling author Dean Koontz. On his thirty-sixth birthday, Travis Cornell hikes into the foothills of the Santa Ana Mountains. But his path is soon blocked by a bedraggled Golden Retriever who will let him go no further into the dark woods. That morning, Travis had been desperate to find some happiness in his lonely, seemingly cursed life. What he finds is a dog of alarming intelligence that soon leads him into a relentless storm of mankind’s darkest creation...

The Watchers

Author : Stephen Alford
ISBN : 9780141930848
Genre : History
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The enthralling story of the dark side of Elizabethan rule - its spies, secret agents and informers - from Stephen Alford, dubbed the John le Carré of Tudor history SUNDAY TIMES BOOKS OF THE YEAR 2012 Elizabeth I's reign is known as a golden age, yet to much of Europe she was a 'Jezebel' and heretic who had to be destroyed. The Watchers is a thrilling portrayal of the secret state that sought to protect the Queen; a shadow world of spies, codebreakers, agent provocateurs and confidence-men who would stop at nothing to defend the realm.

Blind Watchers Of The Sky

Author : Rocky Kolb
ISBN : 0192862030
Genre : Astronomers
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How do we know that the earth travels around the sun, the universe is billions of years old, and stars are trillions of miles away? Rocky Kolb tells the fascinating story of the people and ideas that have brought us such knowledge of our planet and the universe, giving realistic portraits of astronomers like Tycho, Kepler, Galileo, Herschel and Hubble. Beginning in 1572 with Tycho's discovery that the heavens can change and ending with the Big Bang of the 20th Century, this is a hugely entertaining and witty account of the quest to discover the universe.

Watchers

Author : William Meikle
ISBN : 0967922046
Genre : Religion
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Finding Your Wings

Author : Burton S. Guttman
ISBN : 0618782168
Genre : Nature
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A step-by-step guide to bird watching for novice birders utilizes a variety of hands-on exercises, quizzes, and a host of images to help readers learn how to really see birds, sort birds by category, and identify species, covering everything from how to analyze a bird's food selection according to bill type to sketching the shapes of different types of birds and more. Original.

Weight Watchers New Complete Cookbook

Author : Weight Watchers
ISBN : 9780764573507
Genre : Cooking
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The Healthy Cook's Best Kitchen Companion Eating well and losing weight have never been easier - or more delicious! This comprehensive Weight Watchers cookbook is packed with more than 500 fresh and flavorful recipes for every meal and virtually every occasion. With countless cooking tips, helpful how-to's, and sixty color photographs, Weight Watchers New Complete Cookbook is the all-in-one kitchen resource you'll turn to again and again for grat iseas and inspiration. Whether you're looking for a quick and easy weeknight dinner or something special to spice up a weekend brunch, you'll find a variety of recipes to choose from on every page. How about tasty Chicken Fajitas, smoky Roasted Broccoli with Cumin-Chipotle Butter, or rich Chocolate Fondue? With choices like these, ranging from classic comfort foods to zesty international dishes, boredom is never on the menu. Throughout, Weight Watchers nutrition and cooking experts offer you simple, flexible ways to achieve your weight loss goals without giving up favorite foods. So get cooking today with Weight Watchers New Complete Cookbook - and enjoy! Here's what is inside: More than 500 healthy recipes, including Core Plan recipes and POINTS values for every recipe. Information on Weight Watchers popular Flex Plan A brand-new holiday baking chapter, with recipes from around the world Handy recipe icons (for Core Plan, 20 minutes or less, spicy, and 5 POINTS values or less) Complete nutrition information - including trans fats Valuable tips, how to's, substitutions, and leftover ideas And much more

Weight Watchers Familienkochbuch

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ISBN : 9783833820588
Genre : Health & Fitness
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Kinder werden immer dicker! Sie sitzen vormittags in der Schule, nachmittags vor dem Computer und abends vor dem Fernseher. Dazwischen gibt es kleine Snacks, Schokolade, Fruchtsäfte, Smoothies und Co. Eltern stehen oft hilflos daneben und wissen nicht, wie sie das unkontrollierte Essverhalten ihrer Sprösslinge in den Griff kriegen. Dieses Buch von den Weight Watchers - der Institution schlechthin zum Thema Abnehmen - bietet pädagogischen Rat, Tipps und Tricks und wirklich leckere Rezepte. Niemand wird hier auf Diät gesetzt, aber der Familienzusammenhalt wird gefördert, es gibt ein Potpourri an bunten Ideen für mehr Spaß und Bewegung mit der ganzen Familie und es gibt fünf einfache Regeln, an die sich ALLE Familienmitglieder halten müssen. Und natürlich gibt es über 60 großartige, leckere Rezepte, bei denen schon kleine Kinder mitkochen können und mit denen auch noch alle abnehmen. Ein Konzept, mit dem Kinder gesund, schlank und glücklich werden, ohne dass sie Diät halten müssen.

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