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The Prince

The Prince is a 16th-century political treatise by the Italian diplomat and political theorist Niccolo Machiavelli. From correspondence a version appears to have been distributed in 1513, using a Latin title, De Principatibus (About Principalities). However, the printed version was not published until 1532, five years after Machiavelli's death. This was done with the permission of the Medici pope Clement VII, but "long before then, in fact since the first appearance of the Prince in manuscript, controversy had swirled about his writings." Although it was written as if it were a traditional work in the mirrors for princes style, it is generally agreed that it was especially innovative. This is only partly because it was written in the vernacular Italian rather than Latin, a practice which had become increasingly popular since the publication of Dante's Divine Comedy and other works of Renaissance literature. The Prince is sometimes claimed to be one of the first works of modern philosophy, especially modern political philosophy, in which the effective truth is taken to be more important than any abstract ideal. It was also in direct conflict with the dominant Catholic and scholastic doctrines of the time concerning how to consider politics and ethics. Although it is relatively short, the treatise is the most remembered of Machiavelli's works and the one most responsible for bringing the word "Machiavellian" into usage as a pejorative. It also helped make "Old Nick" an English term for the devil, and even contributed to the modern negative connotations of the words "politics" and "politician" in western countries. In terms of subject matter it overlaps with the much longer Discourses on Livy, which was written a few years later. In its use of near-contemporary Italians as examples of people who perpetrated criminal deeds for politics, another lesser-known work by Machiavelli which The Prince has been compared to is the Life of Castruccio Castracani. The descriptions w

In the Skin of a Jihadist: Free Sampler: Inside Islamic State’s Recruitment Networks

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When Anna Erelle, a young journalist, goes undercover online to discover how today's most ruthless terrorists use social media to recruit disaffected young women like the girls from Bethnal Green, her investigation spins into a harrowing nightmare.

In this extract, Erelle creates 'Melodie' - a twenty-year-old convert to Islam on Facebook - who is immediately Skyped by a man named Bilel, in Syria. Bilel is the French right-hand man of the most dangerous militant in the world, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the Caliph of Islamic State. He offers Melodie a way to fill the boredom in her young life: he cares about her, offers beautiful things, spiritual purpose and, in less an idyllic life. Bilel's seduction is honey-tongued and forceful - and all Melodie must do is join him and ISIS in their Syrian jihad. Every day he gives more detail, telling her how he drives a jeep filled with guns and bottles of the chocolate milk he loves for hundreds of miles on murderous missions of execution. Every night he lures, seduces and manipulates this vulnerable young woman.

A riveting page-turner In the Skin of a Jihadist is a shocking inquiry into how technology is spreading radicalism, the lure of ISIS propaganda, and the factors that motivate young people - including many British teenagers - to join extremist wars in Syria and elsewhere.

How Teddy Roosevelt Became A Man

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Nelson Mandela: A Life Inspired

Nelson Mandela's legacy is known worldwide, and his life has been widely documented. His memory is preserved in statues, paintings, feature films, history books, and biographies. Yet to many Americans, Mandela may be somewhat unknown. Many people around the world consider Mandela one of the greatest leaders of the twentieth century. He received hundreds of honors during his lifetime-among them the Nobel Peace Prize-for his work in helping free the peoples of South Africa from the oppression of apartheid. He earned the respect and love of people from all walks of life.

Song To Kill A Giant (Latvian contemporary)

25 years ago, the people of Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania united under broad democratic movements to demand from the Soviet Union the freedom which was taken from them in 1940. One can only admire the courage of these people who, armed only with songs and an urge for justice, challenged the Soviet giant. The world was shaken by this peaceful singing revolution, because it threatened the finely-adjusted bipolar balance of world order. Back then, hardly anyone believed that the Baltic States would even have a chance for greater autonomy in the Soviet Union, let alone their regaining independence.

The success of the Baltic nation's independence movements shook the Soviet Union at its foundation, and in 1991 lead to its collapse. The world as we had known it since the end of the Second World War had irreversibly changed forever. With the collapse of the Soviet Union, for those nations of Eastern Europe and the Baltics, who had been held captive behind the Iron Curtain, World War Two had finally come to an end.

To understand why, it is important to read Sandra Kalniete's book; it tells the story of strategy and tactics, of the difficult choices and compromises which at every step of the way can threatened the ultimate goal in such mass movements. The success story of the people's movements of Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia can be used as an example for the many millions of people around the world who still yearn for freedom.

Since writing the book in 2000, Kalniete has gone on to become Latvia's ambassador to the United Nations, France and UNESCO, her country's foreign minister, Latvia's first representative to the European Commission, and, in 2009, a member of the European Parliament. She is the author of several other books.

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Beyond the Clouds: Why I Became a Military Writer

Mark Berent is a well-known author of many Vietnam airwar books and articles. In this article he recounts the people and events that motivated him to write. As he says:

"They're out there now, somewhere beyond our eyes, beyond the clouds, rolling and soaring in towering cathedrals flying beautiful airplanes that need only the fuel of their love. These are the men I honor...

THEODORE ROOSEVELT: Life Lessons from the 26th President of the United States (Theodore Roosevelt, biography, River of Doubt, Darkest Journey, Bully Pulpit, Journalism Book 1)

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"I consider myself somewhat of a history buff, especially when it comes to American history. This book gives a unique look at the life of Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt, who happens to be one of my favorite Presidents. The author's admiration for the man is evident, but it doesn't come across as a biased review of his life. Rather, the author channels their enthusiasm into creating an informative overview of his accomplishments and lasting legacy." - Tom H. (Albuquerque, USA)

"I was so glad to find this book! It gave a lot of details about Teddy Roosevelt that I never knew, especially when it came to his upbringing. It is clear that his entire life was shaped by what he experienced as a child. Make sure to pick up this book if you have even a passing interest in his story!" - Hannah M. (Lynchburg, USA)

"I may not be an American citizen, but I have a great admiration for some of its historical figures. Mr. Roosevelt is certainly one of them. I appreciated this look into his life, and was pleased at how much he strived to shape US foreign policy for the better." - Harry R. (London, UK)

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Nixon and the Silver Screen (Chicago Shorts)

Richard Nixon and the film industry arrived in Southern California in the same year, 1913. In Nixon and the Silver Screen, Mark Feeney offers a new and often revelatory way of thinking about one of our most controversial presidents: by looking not just at Nixon's career--but Hollywood's. Nixon viewed more movies while in office than any other president, and Feeney argues that Nixon's story, both in politics and in his personal life, is nothing if not quintessentially American. Bearing in mind the events that shaped his presidency from 1969 to 1974, Feeney sees aspects of Nixon's character--and the nation's--refracted and reimagined in the more than 500 films Nixon watched during his tenure in the White House. The verdict? Nixon's legacy, for better or worse, is forever representative of the "Silver Age" in Hollywood, shaping and being shaped by that flickering silver screen.

Yitzhak Rabin - The Growth of a Leader

Yitzhak Rabin - The Growth of a Leader "Even before Yitzhak Rabin was assassinated, I always saw him as an enigmatic hero," writes the author Dr. Shaul Weber. This enigma only intensified after his assassination. Rabin's appearances in the media and the testimony given by those close to him reflected a complexity that could not be ignored. Always surrounded by others, he stood out as an emotionally distant loner. A politician who projected unease with the political norms, and basically a man of integrity and morality, he was nevertheless willing to stray from his ideals in the interests of national security. Despite his undiplomatic image, he became a senior diplomat and national leader. Rabin, e...

My name is Bino Byansi Byakuleka: Double essay

,,We must learn to see the stereotypes behind the term asylum seekers. The book is a good start for that." (Susanne Memarnia, taz)

Could you imagine to be a refugee and be treated like a criminal? Not like a human being? How would you like to be welcomed? With Patras Bwansi you can relive this experience. He describes growing up in Uganda with school beatings, tells us about the constant bureaucratic supervision in the German "initial reception facilities", colloquial also called "Lager", as well as his personal outbreak into the protest, calling for humanitarian rights. That this will come only with a political and social rethinking, Lydia Ziemke shows in her text, which is inspired by her artistic work with refugees. This double essay will completely change our thinking about immigrants.

Bino Byansi Byakuleka, formerly known as Patras Bwansi, born in 1979 in Kabale, Uganda is a Textile Artist who currently lives in Berlin. In August 2012 he started a protest tent in Passau Klostergarten and in October he joined the refugee protest camp in Berlin-Kreuzberg at Oranienplatz. Since then he is a full time political activist to change the asylum system in Germany and for LGBTIQ rights.

Lydia Ziemke, born 1978 in Potsdam, lives in Berlin. She studied Classics at the University of Edinburgh and was running the Gilded Balloon Studio Ensemble there for three years. Since 2006, after completing LAMDA's one-year directing Pro-gramme, she divided her time between London and Berlin as a freelance director and dramaturg.

John F Kennedy: 30 Insights into the life and work of John F Kennedy. American President. (biography, who was..?, president of America, john f kennedy for kids)

30 Insights into the life and work of John F Kennedy

This book provides information to a child about "30 Insights into the life and work of John F Kennedy" in an easy and simple way for your child to grasp. John F Kennedy is one of the many great Presidents of the United States.

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Early Life and Childhood

John Fitzgerald Kennedy was born on May 29, 1917 in Brookline, Massachusetts to Joseph and Rose Kennedy. He was the second of nine siblings. The Kennedys were a prestigious family. They were immigrants from Ireland. His parents, Joseph and Rose Kennedy came from two of the most politically distinguished Irish Catholic families in Boston. Joseph Kennedy was a businessman and Rose Kennedy a philanthropist and a socialite. John F. Kennedy's great-grandparents worked hard against the prejudice against Irish immigrants to raise the Kennedys to the wealth that sustained them comfortably for generations.

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Constance Street: Part 2 of 3: The true story of one family and one street in London’s East End

Constance Street can either be read as a full-length eBook or in 3 serialised eBook-only parts.

This is PART 2 of 3.

You can read Part 2 one week ahead of release of the full-length eBook and paperback.

One forgotten street, 12 unforgettable women.

Through the story of one street - Constance Street - we hear the true life tales of a tight knit group of working class women in the East End of London set against a backdrop of war, hardship and struggle.

It's a story of matriarchy and deep family ties, of a generation that was scattered away from the street during the blitz bombings, but which maintained the ties of that street for decades afterwards.

Set in an area of East London called Silvertown, a once thriving docking community that at the turn of the 20th century was the industrial heartland of the south of England; the story focuses on the lives of 12 incredible women and their struggle to survive amidst the chaos of the war years.

We have Nellie Greenwood, the author's great grandmother who runs a laundry in Silvertown which becomes the focal point of the community. In 1917 a munitions factory in Silvertown explodes flattening much of the surrounding area and causing extensive damage to Constance Street - Nellie's daughter is blown from her crib but miraculously survives.

Deciding to open the laundry as a field hospital for the injured, Nellie and the women on the street come together to tend the wounded, the sick and the emotionally shattered as they cope with the aftermath of not just one but two world wars.

Through the Great War, the roaring Twenties, the Depression and then the unimaginable - the outbreak of a second world war - Nellie and the street survive with love, laughter and friendships that bind the community together. But just as this incredible group of women live through the worst, the unthinkable happens. On 7 September 1940, Constance Street is no more.

Following in the footsteps of Farewell to the East End by Jennifer Worth and The Sugar Girls, Constance Street is a life-affirming, heart-warming read that reminds us of a time when people pulled together.

Constance Street: Part 3 of 3: The true story of one family and one street in London’s East End

Constance Street can either be read as a full-length eBook or in 3 serialised eBook-only parts.

This is PART 3 of 3.

You can read Part 3 on release of the full-length eBook and paperback.

One forgotten street, 12 unforgettable women.

Through the story of one street - Constance Street - we hear the true life tales of a tight knit group of working class women in the East End of London set against a backdrop of war, hardship and struggle.

It's a story of matriarchy and deep family ties, of a generation that was scattered away from the street during the blitz bombings, but which maintained the ties of that street for decades afterwards.

Set in an area of East London called Silvertown, a once thriving docking community that at the turn of the 20th century was the industrial heartland of the south of England; the story focuses on the lives of 12 incredible women and their struggle to survive amidst the chaos of the war years.

We have Nellie Greenwood, the author's great grandmother who runs a laundry in Silvertown which becomes the focal point of the community. In 1917 a munitions factory in Silvertown explodes flattening much of the surrounding area and causing extensive damage to Constance Street - Nellie's daughter is blown from her crib but miraculously survives.

Deciding to open the laundry as a field hospital for the injured, Nellie and the women on the street come together to tend the wounded, the sick and the emotionally shattered as they cope with the aftermath of not just one but two world wars.

Through the Great War, the roaring Twenties, the Depression and then the unimaginable - the outbreak of a second world war - Nellie and the street survive with love, laughter and friendships that bind the community together. But just as this incredible group of women live through the worst, the unthinkable happens. On 7 September 1940, Constance Street is no more.

Following in the footsteps of Farewell to the East End by Jennifer Worth and The Sugar Girls, Constance Street is a life-affirming, heart-warming read that reminds us of a time when people pulled together.

The Singapore Story: Memoirs of Lee Kuan Yew

The Singapore Story is the first volume of the memoirs of Lee Kuan Yew, the man who planted the island state of Singapore firmly on the map of the world. It was first published in 1999.

In intimate detail, Lee recounts the battles against colonialists, communists and communalists that led to Singapore's independence. With consummate political skill, he countered adversaries, sometimes enlisting their help, at others opposing them, in the single-minded pursuit of Singapore's interests. We read how he led striking unionists against the colonial government, how over tea and golf he fostered ties with key players in Britain and Malaya, of secret midnight meetings in badly lit rooms, drinking warm Anchor beer with a communist underground leader, of his purposeful forging of an alliance with communists to gain the support of the Chinese-educated masses. Readers will find inspiration in his tenacity as he fought for the people's hearts and minds against first the communists and later the communalists - in parliament, on the streets and through the media.

Drawing on unpublished Cabinet papers, archives in Singapore, Britain, Australia, New Zealand and the United States, as well as personal correspondence, he gives us a vivid picture of how others viewed him: determined ("Lee will bluff, bully and blackmail up to the eleventh hour"), motivated ("Choo knew I sweated blood to master Hokkien"), ambitious ("He would think himself as legitimate as I was to be the leader of Malaya"), dangerous ("Crush Lee! Put him inside"). It is a sometimes controversial yet strangely consistent portrait of this Asian statesman.

These experiences and his dealings with the political leaders were to shape his views and policies, which have had a major impact on Singapore and the region.

About the Author

Lee Kuan Yew was born in Singapore on 16 September 1923. He read law at Cambridge University, England. In 1954, he formed the People's Action Party. Five years later, the PAP won the Singapore general election and he became Prime Minister at age 35. He stepped down in November 1990 and assumed the post of Senior Minister until 2004. He was Minister Mentor till his retirement in May 2011.

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More than a decade ago Lee Kuan Yew's two-volume autobiography opened many eyes and minds to the astounding Singapore success story. The new digital editions should expand the audience and deepen the understanding even more.

-- Professor Tom Plate, author of "Conversations with Lee Kuan Yew"

Constance Street: The true story of one family and one street in London’s East End

One forgotten street, 12 unforgettable women.

''Ang on boy, Joan's got sumfink to show yer.' She rummaged in a drawer for a moment, pulled out a piece of paper and handed it to me.

'Constance Street,' she said. 'As I remember it.'

Through the story of one street - Constance Street - we hear the true life tales of a tight knit group of working class women in the East End of London set against a backdrop of war, hardship and struggle.

It's a story of matriarchy and deep family ties, of a generation that was scattered away from the street during the blitz bombings, but which maintained the ties of that street for decades afterwards.

Set in an area of East London called Silvertown, a once thriving docking community that at the turn of the 20th century was the industrial heartland of the south of England; the story focuses on the lives of 12 incredible women and their struggle to survive amidst the chaos of the war years.

We have Nellie Greenwood, the author's great grandmother who runs a laundry in Silvertown which becomes the focal point of the community. In 1917 a munitions factory in Silvertown explodes flattening much of the surrounding area and causing extensive damage to Constance Street - Nellie's daughter is blown from her crib but miraculously survives.

Deciding to open the laundry as a field hospital for the injured, Nellie and the women on the street come together to tend the wounded, the sick and the emotionally shattered as they cope with the aftermath of not just one but two world wars.

Through the Great War, the roaring Twenties, the Depression and then the unimaginable - the outbreak of a second world war - Nellie and the street survive with love, laughter and friendships that bind the community together. But just as this incredible group of women live through the worst, the unthinkable happens. On 7 September 1940, Constance Street is no more.

Following in the footsteps of Farewell to the East End by Jennifer Worth and The Sugar Girls, Constance Street is a life-affirming, heart-warming read that reminds us of a time when people pulled together.

Lee Kuan Yew: The Man and His Ideas

About the book

Lee Kuan Yew passed away on 23 March 2015 at the age of 92. This book, which was first published in 1998, tells the story of his life from when the Japanese occupied Singapore in 1941 until 1998 when he was Senior Minister.

Based on 13 exclusive interviews held over 30 hours, this book chronicles the events, people and political fortunes that were to shape Lee's view of the world, as well as the path he set for the transformation of Singapore. It delves into the choices he made, the political turnings he took, the insights gained and lessons learnt, some of which were expounded to the authors for the first time, with wit, wisdom, candour and vivid recollection.

Written by three leading journalists from The Straits Times.

About the authors

At the time of writing: Han Fook Kwang was Political Editor; Warren Fernandez was Assistant Political Editor, and Sumiko Tan the Assistant Editor of Life! and Sunday Plus.

Today: Han Fook Kwang is Managing Editor of English and Malay Newspapers Division of Singapore Press Holdings; Warren Fernandez is Editor of The Straits Times; and Sumiko Tan is Editor of Life!, Sunday LifeStyle and Urban sections of The Straits Times.

The Charismatic Leader Lee Kuan Yew and the Rise of Singapore as an Asian Tiger (1st Edition): How his exceptional leadership turned Singapore into one of wealthiest countries in the world.

This 1st Edition book contains a lot of essential and interesting information on Lee Kuan Yew, the Founding Father of Independent Singapore. The most shocking news on 23 March 2015 was that Lee Kuan Yew had passed away. This 1st Edition book is intended to be a memoir for Lee Kuan Yew and a record of his incredible achievements for Singapore during his reign. By reading this book on Lee Kuan Yew, the young generation can learn about his charismatic leadership, key milestones during his reign and invaluable legacies that he left to the Singaporeans.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

INTRODUCTIONiv

CHAPTER ONE1

THE BIRTH OF THE NATION OF SINGAPORE1

History of Singapore2

Japanese Invasion in World War II4

CHAPTER TWO7

THE HISTORY OF LEE KUAN YEW7

Birth of Lee Kuan Yew7

Family Background8

CHAPTER THREE15

THE MALAYSIAN MERGER15

Separation with Malaysia15

Early Political Career - 1951 to 195915

Lee in the Opposition16

The Expulsion of Singapore from Malaysia16

Independence of Singapore in 196518

CHAPTER FOUR20

LEE KUAN YEW'S VISION, LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT STYLE20

Self-government Administration - 1959 to 196320

Singapore's National Security23

Members of Singapore's National Army23

Economy Revival of Singapore24

Corporal Punishment in Singapore25

The Rights of LGBT26

Singapore's Water Resources28

Reconciliation with Malaysia and Mahathir Mohamed29

Minister Mentor From 2004 - 2011: Learning Mandarin30

Religious Views32

Lee's Political and Economic Legacy33

Political Shocker34

Critics of Lee's Leadership34

CHAPTER FIVE38

LEE KUAN YEW THE FAMILY MAN38

His Private Life38

CHAPTER SIX40

THE CHARACTER OF LEE KUAN YEW: THE TWO SIDES OF LEE KUAN YEW REIGN40

The Bright Side of Lee Kuan Yew's Reign40

The Dark Side of Lee Kuan Yew's Reign41

Critics of Lee's Leadership42

CHAPTER SEVEN43

THE MILESTONES AND LEGACIESOF LEE KUAN YEW'S SOVEREIGNTY43

International Appeal: Role Model and World Leader44

Senior Minister - 1990 to 200446

Lee's Retirement: His failing Health and Death47

Awards49

James Madison American Prophet

James Madison saw our day. He saw our modern obsession with individual rights, our occasional financial chaos, our flirtations with war and uneasy peace, our political party-bashing and Supreme Court activism. And as America's preeminent political visionary, he also saw how these problems could be solved. His vision has transcended the centuries and if we will but heed him, take his advice and use it, we can build for ourselves a better America--one that both preserves his legacy and our own freedom.

Kevin Spacey Has a New Job to Do!

Kevin Spacey may be able to make a come back. Everyone was surprised by recent events in Kevin Spacey's Hollywood life. There is a new job waiting him now