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Armageddon In Retrospect

Author : Kurt Vonnegut
ISBN : 1101207795
Genre : Fiction
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The New York Times bestseller-a "gripping" posthumous collection of previously unpublished work by Kurt Vonnegut on the subject of war. A fitting tribute to a literary legend and a profoundly humane humorist, Armageddon in Retrospect is a collection of twelve previously unpublished writings on war and peace. Imbued with Vonnegut's trademark rueful humor and outraged moral sense, the pieces range from a letter written by Vonnegut to his family in 1945, informing them that he'd been taken prisoner by the Germans, to his last speech, delivered after his death by his son Mark, who provides a warmly personal introduction to the collection. Taken together, these pieces provide fresh insight into Vonnegut's enduring literary genius and reinforce his ongoing moral relevance in today's world. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Armageddon In Waco

Author : Stuart A. Wright
ISBN : 9780226229706
Genre : Social Science
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On February 28, 1993, the United States Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (BATF) launched the largest assault in its history against a small religious community in central Texas. One hundred agents armed with automatic and semi automatic weapons invaded the compound, purportedly to execute a single search and arrest warrant. The raid went badly; four agents were killed, and by the end of the day the settlement was surrounded by armored tanks and combat helicopters. After a fifty-one day standoff, the United States Justice Department approved a plan to use CS gas against those barricaded inside. Whether by accident or plan, tanks carrying the CS gas caused the compound to explode in fire, killing all seventy-four men, women, and children inside. Could the tragedy have been prevented? Was it necesary for the BATF agents to do what they did? What could have been done differently? Armageddon in Waco offers the most detailed, wide-ranging analysis of events surrounding Waco. Leading scholars in sociology, history, law, and religion explore all facets of the confrontation in an attempt to understand one of the most confusing government actions in American history. The book begins with the history of the Branch Davidians and the story of its leader, David Koresh. Chapters show how the Davidians came to trouble authorities, why the group was labeled a "cult," and how authorities used unsubstantiated allegations of child abuse to strengthen their case against the sect. The media's role is examined next in essays that considering the effect on coverage of lack of time and resources, the orchestration of public relations by government officials, the restricted access to the site or to countervailing evidence, and the ideologies of the journalists themselves. Several contributors then explore the relation of violence to religion, comparing Waco to Jonestown. Finally, the role played by "experts" and "consultants" in defining such conflicts is explored by two contributors who had active roles as scholarly experts during and after the siege The legal and consitutional implications of the government's actions are also analyzed in balanced, clearly written detail.

The Armageddon Letters

Author : James G. Blight
ISBN : 9781442216815
Genre : Political Science
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On the 50th anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis, The Armageddon Letters: Kennedy, Khrushchev, Castro in the Cuban Missile Crisis recreates the drama of those tumultuous days as experienced by the leaders of the three countries directly involved. They poignantly document the rapidly shifting physical and psychological realities each leader faced, allowing the reader to experience the crisis as never before.

Kurt Vonnegut And The Centrifugal Force Of Fate

Author : Gary McMahon
ISBN : STANFORD:36105131761467
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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"Vonnegut blended the bizarrely hypothetical with the gut-wrenchingly actual, infusing his biting wit with a bleak worldview partially created during his service in WWII and his time as a prisoner of war. Exploring each of Vonnegut's works, the author dis

Armageddon In Stalingrad

Author : David M. Glantz
ISBN : STANFORD:36105215286449
Genre : History
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The world's foremost authority on the Soviet Army in World War II offers the second installment of his pathbreakinbg trilogy on the epic clash at Stalingrad. The definitive account of the battle that produced a major turning point for both the Easterrn Front and World War II.

Financial Armageddon

Author : Michael J. Panzner
ISBN : 9781419596087
Genre : Business & Economics
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'Financial Armageddon' describes the four key financial elements - debt, derivatives, government guarantees, and retirement - and how they are unraveling. The text describes the impact they will have on our families, finances, investments, and economic wellbeing.

Armageddon Sky

Author : L.A. GRAF
ISBN : 9781471108815
Genre : Fiction
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All Klingons revere the Day of Honor, their most sacred holiday, but the true nature of honor can be a matter worth fighting over.... Dispatched on a secret mission to investigate the raids, Commander Worf of Deep Space Nineand the crew of the Defiantfind themselves trapped on a an alien world threatened by global cataclysm -- trapped along with Klingons who were exiled to this world for their loyalty to Worf's dishonored family. Worf must find a way to save the Klingons whose honor bade them to keep their pledges to the House of Mogh despite the orders of the Emperor, and to prevent a bloody massacre that will forever stain the honor of the Klingon Empire!

Armageddon Revisited

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ISBN : 0300174322
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A panorama of the activities and people behind the lines in World War I. Depicting the common soldier's viewpoint, these reminiscences and letters recall the war as Wilder experienced it - first as an ambulance driver and later as a corporal in the US Army.

The Wizards Of Armageddon

Author : Fred Kaplan
ISBN : 9780804796170
Genre : History
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This is the untold story of the small group of men who have devised the plans and shaped the policies on how to use the Bomb. The book (first published in 1983) explores the secret world of these strategists of the nuclear age and brings to light a chapter in American political and military history never before revealed.

The Road To Armageddon

Author : Cecil D. Eby
ISBN : 0822307758
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The Lost Generation has held the imagination of those who succeeded them, partly because the idea that modern war could be romantic, generous, and noble died with the casualties of that war. From this remove, it seems almost perverse that Britons, Germans, and Frenchmen of every social class eagerly rushed to the fields of Flanders and to misery and death. In The Road to Armageddon Cecil Eby shows how the widely admired writers of English popular fiction and poetry contributed, at least in England, to a romantic militarism coupled with xenophobia that helped create the climate that made World War I seem almost inevitable. Between the close of the Franco-Prussian War of 1871 and the opening guns of 1914, the works of such widely read and admired writers as H. G. Wells, Rudyard Kipling, J. M. Barrie, and Rupert Brooke, as well as a host of now almost forgotten contemporaries, bombarded their avid readers with strident warnings of imminent invasions and prophecies of the collapse of civilization under barbarian onslaught and internal moral collapse. Eby seems these narratives as growing from and in turn fueling a collective neurosis in which dread of coming war coexisted with an almost loving infatuation with it. The author presents a vivid panorama of a militant mileau in which warfare on a scale hitherto unimaginable was largely coaxed into being by works of literary imagination. The role of covert propaganda, concealed in seemingly harmless literary texts, is memorably illustrated.

Armageddon 37005 Ad

Author : Raymond J. Burt
ISBN : 9781479725304
Genre : Fiction
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We see the whole of the work is a up-mans-ship and the likes of the whole of the earth is in the turmoil from the worldly leaders while the man in the streets is the suffering and the Ill; We see the like of the time is 37BG and the whole of the coming of the new law for the Gregorian one and the monster and the coming of the fellow and the female units and the like of the deadens used as the substitute and the surrogates and the like. We see the time is the 6700 and the missile is the headed for the earth and the like of the comet take your pick and read further; We see in the time of the Egyptian emperor and the like of the caesuras and the like are there proclaiming the innocent and the like of the tablet for the live one and the living and the transplant for the comatose and the deadens and the like; we see in the time after the war or the world will escape and the Jews and the like will partake the exodus in the Arab state and the like of the Lebanon will feed on the rest and chase them away; the Syrians and the like of the whole multicultural world and the like of the prison for the ex communicated and there will be many more cults of the worship and the like of the Bonepartem and the like of the Red flag and the sickle will have the China wall and the like of the sea creatures and the rise and the fall of the grandiose nations and the like of the whole of the Christian world will be told to go other places and the Muslim a country of their own and the like of the millennium and the like of the great one; the governor or the UN and the paper tiger and the like of the historic leadership and the whole of the grotesque movement of the slums into the cities and the like.

Look At The Birdie

Author : Kurt Vonnegut
ISBN : 9781407074887
Genre : Fiction
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Look at the Birdie evokes a world in which squabbling couples, high school geniuses, misfit office workers, and small-town Lotharios struggle to adapt to changing technology, moral ambiguity, and unprecedented affluence. In "Confido," a family learns the downside of confiding their deepest secrets into a magical invention. In "Ed Luby's Key Club," a man finds himself in a Kafkaesque world of trouble after he runs afoul of the shady underworld boss who calls the shots in an upstate New York town. In "Look at the Birdie," a quack psychiatrist turned "murder counsellor" concocts a novel new outlet for his paranoid patients. The stories are cautionary they also brim with his trademark humour. Wry, ironic, satirical and poignant Look at the Birdie reflects the anxieties of the postwar era in which they were written and provides an insight into the development of Vonnegut's early style

Living A Bhakti Life

Author : A. R. Pashayan
ISBN : 9781475970333
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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In Living a Bhakti Life, author A. R. Pashayan recounts experiencing a “spiritual download” in 2004 during meditation that literally changed her life. She was tormented with repetitive dreams of death, night after night, brought on in part by a death in the family, stress from work, and no alone time. She, along with a friend, tried analyzing the dreams. Nothing was clear until she took a month-long break in a place that looked like Heaven—Telluride, Colorado, where she finally left her old self behind. Her dreams made sense now. Her spiritual download paved the way for a new level of understanding life, illness, stress, and practical spirituality. She started practicing Bhakti yoga and meditation, and she finally found calm. Bhakti yoga is defined as a spiritual path described in Hindu philosophy used for fostering love, utter faith, and surrender to God. There is only one path to God: the path to grace, or Bhakti. Through yoga and quiet contemplation on top of the mountain, she soon discovered that it was possible to literally “be” unconditional love. In Living a Bhakti Life, Pashayan opens a pathway to enlightenment and God’s love through Bhakti yoga through divine power and divine love.

Breakfast Of Champions

Author : Kurt Vonnegut
ISBN : 9781407054032
Genre : Fiction
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Discover Vonnegurt’s funny absurdist novel about the human condition. ‘Outrageous, witty, thought-provoking, unputdownable, scintillating, invigorating, ennobling, enlightening and masterly’ Spectator In a frolic of cartoon and comic outbursts against rule and reason, a miraculous weaving of science fiction, memoir, parable, fairy tale and farce, Kurt Vonnegut attacks the whole spectrum of American society, releasing some of his best-loved literary creations on the scene. ‘Vonnegut explains everything from an apple to the pyramids...weird, fast and inventive’ Daily Telegraph

The Jerusalem Syndrome

Author : Marc Maron
ISBN : 076791094X
Genre : Humor
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By the author of Attempting Normal and host of the podcast WTF with Marc Maron, The Jerusalem Syndrome is The Gospel according to Maron: a spiritual memoir of your average hyperintelligent, ultraneurotic, superhip Jewish standup comedian and seeker. The Jerusalem Syndrome is a genuine psychological phenomenon that often strikes visitors to the Holy Land_the delusion that they are suddenly direct vessels for the voice of God. Marc Maron seems to have a distinctly American version of the Jerusalem Syndrome, which has led him on a lifelong quest for religious significance and revelation in the most unlikely of places. Maron riffs on Beat phenomena with its sacred texts, established rituals, and prescribed pilgrimages. He spends some time exploring the dark side of things, as his obsessions with cocaine (known to Maron as “magic powder”), conspiracy theories, and famous self-destructive comedians convince him that the gates of hell open beneath Los Angeles. As his quest matures, he reveals the religious aspects of Corporate America, pontificating on the timeless beauty of the Coca-Cola logo and even taking a trip to the Philip Morris cigarette factory, where the workers puff their own products with a zealot-like fervor. The culmination of Maron’s Jerusalem Syndrome comes during his own tour of the Holy Land, where, with Sony camcorder glued to his eye socket, he comes face-to-face with his own ambiguous relationship to Judaism and reaches the brink of spiritual revelation_or is it nervous breakdown? Marc Maron has considerably adapted and expanded his praised one-man show to craft a genuine literary memoir. Whether he’s a genuine prophet or a neurotic mess, he’ll make you laugh as you question the meaning of life. “Marc Maron is blazingly smart, rapid-fire, and very funny . . . A brilliant and relentless screed.” –David Rakoff, author of Fraud “Marc Maron is the first crazy person I’ve ever envied. In his brainiac-memoir-meets-hilarious-travelogue, he demonstrates the ability to tell a story with an extraordinary provocative intelligence that is regrettably shared by few.” _ Janeane Garofolo, comedian From the Trade Paperback edition.

While Mortals Sleep

Author : Kurt Vonnegut
ISBN : 9781448113934
Genre : Fiction
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While Mortals Sleep is a smart, clear-eyed collection of stories from one of the most original writers in American fiction. Set in trailers, bars and factories, Vonnegut conjures up a world where men and machines, art and artifice, fame and fortune become curiously twisted and characters pit their dreams and fears against a cruel and comically indifferent world. Written early in his career, and never published before, these tightly plotted stories are infused with Vonnegut's distinctive blend of observation, imagination and scabrous humour. This collection features an introduction by Dave Eggers.

Armageddon In The Middle East

Author : Dana Adams Schmidt
ISBN : 0381982513
Genre : Jewish-Arab relations
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Tells about the struggles of the 20th century between Arabs and Jews over Palestine.

Parapsychology In Retrospect

Author : Robert A. McConnell
ISBN : UOM:39015013314110
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The Publishers Weekly

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ISBN : UCSD:31822036343077
Genre : American literature
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The New Yorker

Author : Harold Wallace Ross
ISBN : NWU:35556038710109
Genre : American wit and humor
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