Black Flags


"When he succeeded his father in 1999, King Abdullah of Jordan released a batch of political prisoners in the hopes of smoothing his transition to power. Little did he know that among those released was Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, a man who would go on to become a terrorist mastermind too dangerous even for al-Qaeda and give rise to an Islamist movement bent on dominating the Middle East. Zarqawi began by directing hotel bombings and assassinations in Jordan from a base in northern Iraq, but it was the American invasion of that country in 2003 that catapulted him to the head of a vast insurgency. By identifying him as the link between Saddam and bin Laden, the CIA inadvertently created a monster. Like-minded radicals saw him as a hero resisting the infidel occupiers and rallied to his cause. Their wave of brutal beheadings and suicide bombings continued for years until Jordanian intelligence provided the Americans with the crucial intelligence needed to eliminate Zarqawi in a 2006 airstrike. But his movement endured, first called al-Qaeda in Iraq, then renamed Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, seeking refuge in unstable, ungoverned pockets on the Iraq-Syria border. And as the Syrian civil war broke out in 2011, ISIS seized its chance to pursue Zarqawi's dream of a sweeping, ultra-conservative Islamic caliphate. Drawing on unique access to CIA and Jordanian sources, Joby Warrick weaves together heart-pounding, moment-by-moment operational details with overarching historical perspectives to reveal the long trajectory of today's most dangerous Islamic extremist threat"--

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Genre Book Political Science
Author Joby Warrick
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Sustainable Urban Development Volume 2


In this book, the second of a three-volume series, leading authorities on the methodology of environmental assessment provide a unique insight into questions of critical importance to sustainable urban development. Using the framework and protocols set out in Volume 1, Volume 2 examines how well the environmental assessment methods evaluate the ecological integrity of urban development and equity of the resulting resource distribution. The examination focuses on: the instruments of environmental assessment approaches to environmental assessment based in systems-thinking methods for environmental, economic and social assessments their use in evaluating the sustainability of urban development. The Sustainable Urban Development Series contains the research and debate of the BEQUEST (Building, Environmental Quality Evaluation for Sustainability) network funded by the European Commission. Together the books provide a framework, set of protocols, environmental assessment methods and toolkit for policy makers, academics, professionals and advanced level students in urban planning and studies, as well as other areas of the built environment.

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Black Flags Blue Waters The Epic History Of America S Most Notorious Pirates


With surprising tales of vicious mutineers, imperial riches, and high-seas intrigue, Black Flags, Blue Waters is “rumbustious enough for the adventure-hungry” (Peter Lewis, San Francisco Chronicle). Set against the backdrop of the Age of Exploration, Black Flags, Blue Waters reveals the surprising history of American piracy’s “Golden Age” - spanning the late 1600s through the early 1700s - when lawless pirates plied the coastal waters of North America and beyond. “Deftly blending scholarship and drama” (Richard Zacks), best-selling author Eric Jay Dolin illustrates how American colonists at first supported these outrageous pirates in an early display of solidarity against the Crown, and then violently opposed them. Through engrossing episodes of roguish glamour and extreme brutality, Dolin depicts the star pirates of this period, among them the towering Blackbeard, the ill-fated Captain Kidd, and sadistic Edward Low, who delighted in torturing his prey. Upending popular misconceptions and cartoonish stereotypes, Black Flags, Blue Waters is a “tour de force history” (Michael Pierce, Midwestern Rewind) of the seafaring outlaws whose raids reflect the precarious nature of American colonial life.

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The Flags Of Civil War Missouri


Depicts Missouri flags before the state's secession and during the time of the Civil War.

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Raising Black Flags


Poetry by and about pirates by Flora Alomari, J.L. Bright, Chuck Burrows, Sandra l. Harris, Cassidy King, Shari Land, Shana L. Martin, Michael Muller, Debra Estes peterson, Melody Sanders, Stephen Sanders, Desiree Simons, Kittye Williams, Pamala A. Williams and the artwork of Robert L. Berry, Jr. and Kenneth King.

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Annual Report Of The Adjutant General


Vols. for 1895- include "Official register of the land and naval forces of the state of New York, 1895-

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Documents Of The Assembly Of The State Of New York


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Genre Book New York (State)
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Assassin S Creed


'I was spellbound by the hooded man at work. Mesmerized by this agent of death, who had ignored the carnage around him by biding his time and waiting to strike.' It is the Golden Age of Piracy and the New World beckons. Edward Kenway - the brash young son of a wool merchant who dreams of gold - cannot resist the lure of a life of glory on the high seas. When his family homestead is attacked there seems like no better time to escape, and Kenway soon establishes himself as one of the deadliest privateers of his day. But greed, ambition and betrayal follow closely in his wake. And when evidence of a crippling conspiracy begins to surface, threatening to destroy everything that he holds dear, Kenway can't resist the urge for retribution. And so he is drawn into the centuries-old battle between the Assassins and the Templars.

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Genre Book Adventure stories
Author Oliver Bowden
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Regulations Of The Army Of The United States And General Orders In Force On The 17th Of February 1881


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Scott Kelby S Digital Photography Boxed Set Parts 1 2 3 4 And 5


This attractive boxed set includes: The Digital Photography Book, Part 1, 2nd Edition (ISBN 0321934946), The Digital Photography Book, Part 2, 2nd Edition (ISBN 0321948548), The Digital Photography Book, Part 3 (ISBN 0321617657), The Digital Photography Book, Part 4 (ISBN 0321773020), and The Digital Photography Book, Part 5 (0133856887). Scott Kelby, the man who changed the "digital darkroom" forever, shows which buttons to push, which settings to use, when to use them, and hundreds of the most closely guarded photographic "tricks of the trade" to get budding photographers shooting dramatically better-looking, sharper, more colorful, more professional-looking photos with their digital camera every time they press the shutter button. Scott tackles the most important side of digital photography–how to take pro-quality shots using the same tricks today's top digital pros use (and it's easier than you'd think). Each chapter is packed with plain English tips on using flash, shooting close-up photography, travel photography, shooting people, and even how to build a studio from scratch, where he demystifies the process so anyone can start taking pro-quality portraits today! Plus, he's got full chapters on his most requested topics, including loads of tips for landscape photographers, wedding photographers, and sports photographers. Chapter after chapter, page after page, Scott shares all the pros' secrets for making your photos look more professional, no matter what you're shooting. This bundle has a value of US $125.

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