The Occupation of Iraq

The Occupation of Iraq Author Ali A. Allawi
ISBN-10 0300135378
Release 2008-10-01
Pages 544
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Involved for over thirty years in the politics of Iraq, Ali A. Allawi was a long-time opposition leader against the Baathist regime. In the post-Saddam years he has held important government positions and participated in crucial national decisions and events. In this book, the former Minister of Defense and Finance draws on his unique personal experience, extensive relationships with members of the main political groups and parties in Iraq, and deep understanding of the history and society of his country to answer the baffling questions that persist about its current crises. What really led the United States to invade Iraq, and why have events failed to unfold as planned? The Occupation of Iraq examines what the United States did and didn't know at the time of the invasion, the reasons for the confused and contradictory policies that were enacted, and the emergence of the Iraqi political class during the difficult transition process. The book tracks the growth of the insurgency and illuminates the complex relationships among Sunnis, Shias, and Kurds. Bringing the discussion forward to the reconfiguration of political forces in 2006, Allawi provides in these pages the clearest view to date of the modern history of Iraq and the invasion that changed its course in unpredicted ways.



A People s Guide to Los Angeles

A People s Guide to Los Angeles Author Laura Pulido
ISBN-10 9780520270817
Release 2012
Pages 309
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"Forget the stars' map of Hollywood: this is the real trip through an L.A. history of militant strikers, civil rights activists, and unforgettable feminists. A tour de force of imagination and memory." --Mike Davis, author of City of Quartz: Excavating the Future in Los Angeles "A People's Guide brings the reader to the Los Angeles I know and love. The amazingly diverse, vibrant, gritty LA filled with history and struggle. Finally, here's a guidebook that takes visitors to the places and people that make me proud to call Los Angeles my home." --Madeline Janis, Executive Director, Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy (LAANE)



A People s History of Environmentalism in the United States

A People s History of Environmentalism in the United States Author Chad Montrie
ISBN-10 9780826455727
Release 2011-10-06
Pages 200
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This book offers a fresh and innovative account of the history of environmentalism in the United States, challenging the dominant narrative in the field. In the widely-held version of events, the US environmental movement was born with the publication of Rachel Carson's Silent Spring in 1962 and was driven by the increased leisure and wealth of an educated middle class. Chad Montrie's telling moves the origins of environmentalism much further back in time and attributes the growth of environmental awareness to working people and their families. From the antebellum era to the end of the twentieth century, ordinary Americans have been at the forefront of organizing to save themselves and their communities from environmental harm. This interpretation is nothing short of a substantial recasting of the past, giving a more accurate picture of what happened, when, and why at the beginnings of the environmental movement.



A People s History of the Russian Revolution

A People s History of the Russian Revolution Author Neil Faulkner
ISBN-10 0745399037
Release 2017-01-11
Pages 304
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The Russian Revolution may well be the most misunderstood event in modern history. In A People's History of the Russian Revolution, Neil Faulkner sets out to debunk the myths. In this fast-paced introduction to the tumultuous events, the Russian people are the heroes. Faulkner shows how a mass movement of millions, organised in democratic assemblies, mobilised for militant action, destroyed a regime of landlords, profiteers and warmongers.He rejects caricatures of Lenin and the Bolsheviks as authoritarian conspirators, 'democratic-centralists' or the progenitors of Stalinist dictatorship. He argues that the Russian Revolution was an explosion of democracy and creativity - and that it was crushed by bloody counter-revolution and replaced with a monstrous form of bureaucratic state-capitalism.Laced with first-hand testimony, this history seeks to rescue the democratic essence of the revolution from its detractors and deniers, offering a perfect primer for the modern reader.



A People s History of Modern Europe

A People s History of Modern Europe Author William A. Pelz
ISBN-10 0745332463
Release 2016-05-09
Pages 256
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The origin of capitalism and modern industrialism--and, not unrelated, the birthplace of Marxism--modern Europe provided the perfect conditions for a great number of political revolutions. From the monarchical terror of the Middle Ages to the mangled Europe of the twenty-first century, A People's History of Modern Europe tracks the history of the continent through the deeds of those whom mainstream history tries to forget. Along the way, William A. Pelz examines the German peasant wars of Thomas Müntzer, the bourgeoisie revolutions of the eighteenth century, the rise of the industrial worker in England, the turbulent journey of the Russian Soviets, the role of the European working class throughout the Cold War, and the revolutionary students in 1968. He then brings his story to the present day, where we continue to fight to forge an alternative to a heartless and often barbaric economic system. As Germany and Greece argue over who owes what, with the very idea of Europe crumbling around them, Pelz's accessible, provocative history could not be timelier. Sure to resonate with fans of books like Howard Zinn's A People's History of the United States, this people's history sweeps away the tired platitudes of the privileged and provides an opportunity to understand the story of Europe from the ground up.



English Language Teaching Today

English Language Teaching Today Author Willy A Renandya
ISBN-10 9783319388342
Release 2016-08-22
Pages 307
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English Language Teaching Today: Linking Theory and Practice provides an up-to-date account of current principles and practices for teaching English in the world today. The chapters, written by internationally recognized language teacher educators and TESOL specialists, introduce the reader to key language skill areas (i.e., listening, speaking, reading, writing, pronunciation, grammar and vocabulary) and explain how each skill area can be taught in a principled manner in diverse language learning contexts. Throughout the book, the link between theory and practice is explicitly highlighted and exemplified. This reader-friendly book is suitable for undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in TESOL and other second language education programmes as well as for TESOL professionals who wish to stay current with recent developments in ELT.



Her Land Her Love

Her Land  Her Love Author Evangeline Parsons-Yazzie
ISBN-10 1893354954
Release 2014
Pages 418
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Her Land Her Love has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Her Land Her Love also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Her Land Her Love book for free.



The Crow s Tale

The Crow s Tale Author Naomi Howarth
ISBN-10 1847807402
Release 2015-10-15
Pages 32
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In the dark depths of winter, snow is falling and the animals are freezing and famished. Brave Crow sets out on a dangerous journey to find the Sun, and beg for warmth. Will Crow succeed, and what will happen to his colourful rainbow feathers? Inspired by a Lenape Native American myth, this beautiful debut picture book shows how courage and kindness are what really matter.



Hacking 2nd Edition

Hacking  2nd Edition Author Jon Erickson
ISBN-10 9781593271442
Release 2008
Pages 488
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An introduction to hacking describes the techniques of computer hacking, covering such topics as stack-based overflows, format string exploits, network security, cryptographic attacks, and shellcode.



Silence on the Wire

Silence on the Wire Author Michal Zalewski
ISBN-10 9781593270469
Release 2005
Pages 312
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"This book will be riveting reading for security professionals and students, as well as technophiles interested in learning about how computer security fits into the big picture and high-level hackers seeking to broaden their understanding of their craft."--BOOK JACKET.



Ending Spam

Ending Spam Author Jonathan A. Zdziarski
ISBN-10 9781593270520
Release 2005
Pages 312
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Explains how spam works, how network administrators can implement spam filters, or how programmers can develop new remarkably accurate filters using language classification and machine learning. Original. (Advanced)



Programming the Perl DBI

Programming the Perl DBI Author Tim Bunce
ISBN-10 9781449315368
Release 2000-02-04
Pages 366
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One of the greatest strengths of the Perl programming language is its ability to manipulate large amounts of data. Database programming is therefore a natural fit for Perl, not only for business applications but also for CGI-based web and intranet applications.The primary interface for database programming in Perl is DBI. DBI is a database-independent package that provides a consistent set of routines regardless of what database product you use--Oracle, Sybase, Ingres, Informix, you name it. The design of DBI is to separate the actual database drivers (DBDs) from the programmer's API, so any DBI program can work with any database, or even with multiple databases by different vendors simultaneously.Programming the Perl DBI is coauthored by Alligator Descartes, one of the most active members of the DBI community, and by Tim Bunce, the inventor of DBI. For the uninitiated, the book explains the architecture of DBI and shows you how to write DBI-based programs. For the experienced DBI dabbler, this book reveals DBI's nuances and the peculiarities of each individual DBD.The book includes: An introduction to DBI and its design How to construct queries and bind parameters Working with database, driver, and statement handles Debugging techniques Coverage of each existing DBD A complete reference to DBI This is the definitive book for database programming in Perl.



Bombs and Bandwidth

Bombs and Bandwidth Author Robert Latham
ISBN-10 1565848675
Release 2003
Pages 326
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For governments and businesses, social movements, criminal organizations and terrorists alike, Information technology has become central to the way groups organize themselves and pursue global objectives. With the emergence of the Internet and new digital technologies - and particularly in the post-9/11 era of homeland security - the relationship between IT and security has found a new and pressing relevance. Here, a collection of scholars explores the ways IT has made traditional boundaries increasingly irrelevant, challenging traditional concepts of privacy, surveillance, vulnerability and above all, security.