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Fire On The Waters

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Author: David Poyer
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0671046810
Size: 23.99 MB
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Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 448
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Book Description: Joining the navy during the Civil War against his father's wishes, banker's son Elisha Eaker serves under Lieutenant Ker Claiborne, who has worked with the military's anti-slavery patrols and is forced to choose between loyalties to his home and his career. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.


Fire On The Water

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Author: Robert Haddick
Publisher: Naval Institute Press
ISBN: 0870210602
Size: 67.50 MB
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Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 288
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Book Description: The main theme of Fire on the Water is that conventional measures of military balance, employed by both the general public and many policy experts, underestimate the threat that China’s military modernization poses to the U.S. position in the Asia-Pacific region. Within a decade, China’s leaders will have the military power to hold at risk U.S. interest in East Asia. The U.S. needs to fashion a new and competitive strategy, one that better matches the strengths of the U.S. and its allies against China’s vulnerabilities, in order to maintain a balance of power in the region and convince China’s leaders to pursue a cooperative course. It is not obvious to many observers why a conflict in the region is plausible, or why the U.S. should bear the responsibility for maintaining a forward military presence in the region. China has rapidly emerged as a great power and by doing so, has acquired many vital interests around the world. Following the pattern set by other such episodes in history, China is also acquiring the military means to protect its new interests, a development that puts at risk the interests of China’s neighbors and the United States. The U.S. forward military presence in the region is an increasingly difficult burden to sustain. But in the long run, this approach will be less costly and less risky than encouraging China’s neighbors to balance China by themselves, an alternative that will very likely result in an unstable arms race and a conflict that will damage America’s interests. While it will be in America’s interest to maintain its position in the Asia-Pacific region, China’s military modernization is making it much more difficult for the U.S. to do so. China’s military strategy, centered on its rapidly-expanding land-based and anti-ship missile forces, is exploiting weaknesses in long-standing U.S. force structure and doctrine. Due to a variety of institutional barriers, the U.S. has been slow to adapt to China’s military modernization. Current efforts to respond are impractical, in that they expend U.S. resources against China’s strengths rather than its vulnerabilities. The U.S. needs a new and competitive strategy that will strengthen its alliances in the region and convince China’s leaders that cooperation, rather than military expansion and an attempt at regional hegemony, will be China’s best course. Fire on the Water proposes reforms to U.S. diplomacy, military programs, and strategy that will offer a better chance at preserving stability. The goal of these reforms is to thwart China’s well-designed military modernization plan, bolster the confidence and credibility of U.S. alliances in the region, and thus persuade China’s leaders that China’s best course is cooperation rather than conflict, the outcome that has usually occurred in history when a new great power has rapidly emerged.


Fire On The Water

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Author: Lenora Warren
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 1684480191
Size: 17.82 MB
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Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 170
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Book Description: Lenora Warren tells a new story about the troubled history of abolition and slave violence by examining representations of shipboard mutiny and insurrection in late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century Anglo-American and American literature. Fire on the Water centers on five black sailors, whose experiences of slavery and insurrection either inspired or found resonance within fiction: Olaudah Equiano, Denmark Vesey, Joseph Cinqué, Madison Washington, and Washington Goode. These stories of sailors, both real and fictional, reveal how the history of mutiny and insurrection is both shaped by, and resistant to, the prevailing abolitionist rhetoric surrounding the efficacy of armed rebellion as a response to slavery. Pairing well-known texts with lesser-known figures (Billy Budd and Washington Goode) and well-known figures with lesser-known texts (Denmark Vesey and the work of John Howison), this book reveals the richness of literary engagement with the politics of slave violence. Published by Bucknell University Press. Distributed worldwide by Rutgers University Press.


Fire On The Hills

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Author: Anthony Green
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1438983123
Size: 45.15 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 164
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Fire In The Northern Environment A Symposium

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Author: Alaska Forest Fire Council
Publisher: Portland, Or : Pacific Northwest Forest and Range Experiment Station
ISBN:
Size: 30.74 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Fire ecology
Languages : en
Pages : 275
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War On The Waters

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Author: James M. McPherson
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 0807837326
Size: 57.81 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 288
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Book Description: Although previously undervalued for their strategic impact because they represented only a small percentage of total forces, the Union and Confederate navies were crucial to the outcome of the Civil War. In War on the Waters, James M. McPherson has crafted an enlightening, at times harrowing, and ultimately thrilling account of the war's naval campaigns and their military leaders. McPherson recounts how the Union navy's blockade of the Confederate coast, leaky as a sieve in the war's early months, became increasingly effective as it choked off vital imports and exports. Meanwhile, the Confederate navy, dwarfed by its giant adversary, demonstrated daring and military innovation. Commerce raiders sank Union ships and drove the American merchant marine from the high seas. Southern ironclads sent several Union warships to the bottom, naval mines sank many more, and the Confederates deployed the world's first submarine to sink an enemy vessel. But in the end, it was the Union navy that won some of the war's most important strategic victories--as an essential partner to the army on the ground at Fort Donelson, Vicksburg, Port Hudson, Mobile Bay, and Fort Fisher, and all by itself at Port Royal, Fort Henry, New Orleans, and Memphis.


Jacob Of Edessa And The Syriac Culture Of His Day

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Author: Bas Ter Haar Romeny
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9047426932
Size: 15.93 MB
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Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 324
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Book Description: Jacob of Edessa is considered the most learned Christian of the early days of Islam. Exactly 1300 years after his death in 708, fifteen articles written by prominent specialists sketch a fascinating picture of his life and times.


Iranian Complexities A Study In Achaemenid Avestan And Sasanian Controversies

IRANIAN COMPLEXITIES  A STUDY IN ACHAEMENID  AVESTAN  AND SASANIAN CONTROVERSIES PDF

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Author: Abolala Soudavar
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1387826085
Size: 71.77 MB
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Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 234
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Book Description: The monotheistic ideology that Darius imposed on the nascent Achaemenid state resulted in a religious revolution with far reaching effects, as it reverberated on two different levels. At the top level, the imposition of an omnipotent abstract god, Ahura Mazda, created a sharp reaction that led to the general massacre of the opposition termed as Magophonia by Herodotus. Several centuries of doctrinal development led to Zoroastrianism, a religion marked by the art of compromise and virulent rhetoric. While the Zoroastrian influence on Abrahamic religions has mainly been investigated in respect to borrowed concepts such as Paradise or Day of Judgment, its influence on the art of compromise and rhetoric has been neglected. So has been the influence of its underground opposition, organized as brotherhood. The underground opposition affected early Christianity, while the Iranian clergy influenced the Judaic priesthood. Together, they ended up affecting Islam


Fire On Dark Water

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Author: Wendy Perriman
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101515457
Size: 35.83 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 336
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Book Description: A debut historical novel about a female pirate's life on the high seas. Born a despised gypsy and tricked into a life of brutal debauchery, Lola Blaise quickly learns the harsh ways of the world, and of the men who inhabit it. But in the New World waits a different sort of life, full of danger and passion, where one false move could mean death: a life of piracy. On the island of Nassau, Lola earns her keep as a prostitute until she lands a place on the Revenge, a ship captained by the infamous Blackbeard, the greatest buccaneer who ever lived. To survive the lethal treachery of a pirate's life Lola must use every hard-earned skill in her arsenal-and become the woman she was always meant to be.


Boys Life

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Size: 35.72 MB
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Languages : en
Pages : 56
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Book Description: Boys' Life is the official youth magazine for the Boy Scouts of America. Published since 1911, it contains a proven mix of news, nature, sports, history, fiction, science, comics, and Scouting.


Manifest Destiny

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Author: Steve Krueger
Publisher: Abbott Press
ISBN: 1458205150
Size: 20.88 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 580
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Book Description: Tense, complex and fast-moving, Manifest Destiny: Fire on the Water is the story of a desperate battle to save a nation. When a cataclysmic Middle East nuclear war deprives the world of a third of its easily-accessible oil, prices pass $400 a barrel as a record-cold winter bears down on the Northern Hemisphere. US President Franklin Zimmer, desperate to avoid civilian panic and economic collapse, orders the invasion of Canada to secure the rich Northern Alberta oil sands for America’s exclusive use. Expecting a quick and easy victory over its northern neighbor’s thinly-stretched military, the United States and much of the rest of the world are surprised as tenacious and overmatched Canadian air and naval forces—led by an aging submarine with a troubled past—take a toll on the invading US military. In Asia and Europe, countries choose sides, with the US flexing its economic muscle and Canada calling in debts from a century of international peacekeeping and foreign aid. The fate of two nations hangs in the balance as the world holds its breath.