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A Fleeting Moment in My Country

By N. Malathy
  • ISBN Code: : 0984525556
  • Publisher : SCB Distributors
  • Pages : 176
  • Category : History
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Little is known about the Tamil liberation cause and struggle, as it has been widely dismissed by global powers of all persuasions-the USA, Russia, China and India-each driven by their own realpolitik concerns and self- interests. This book, written by a Diaspora Tamil engaged in human rights work in the Tamil-controlled area of Vanni up until it was overrun by Sri Lankan forces, provides a compelling insider’s look at the motivations, issues and complexities of this largely secret civil war; the entire text is based on first hand observation and includes sociological insights based on these first hand observations. Isolatd in their struggle and condemned by world opinion, the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Elam (LTTE) nonetheless proved capable of withstanding all external forces for a period of decades, drawing large numbers of Tamils, both inside Sri Lanka and outside in the Tamil Diaspora, to support tits cause. The LTTE created a progressive internal movement that succeeded in breaking down ancient caste barriers that had resisted the political inducements and leadership of figures such as Gandhi, and inculcated a climate of social justice and equality. This book describes what life was like on the ground inside Tamil- controlled territory where the forces of war were held at bay-what the author has referred to in the title of this book as "The Fleeting Moment...". What followed was a process of the destruction of everything that she described when it was overrun by the Sri Lankan army and the Tamil genocide began.

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  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Book Code : 9781453550519
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  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 520
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Major Attraction

By Roz Denny Fox
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  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Book Code : 1459285921
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  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 806
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Rank Had Its Privileges—Except In Love! Major A. C. Bannister—known as Ace—grew up on the mean streets of a Texas town. The army was his one chance to get out, and he took it. He worked his way up through the ranks and now, as ROTC head at a Texas college, he's admired by all the young men—and adored by all the young women. Truly a "major attraction…" Captain Meredith Marshall St. James has a West Point education, a general for a father and an attitude that doesn't meet with the major's approval. Ace just doesn't hold with her belief in a "new" army, a "softer: army. He soon learns two things: 1. the beautiful Captain St. James isn't as soft as she looks, and 2. on the battlefield of love, unconditional surrender is sometimes the only option!

Transformative Travel in a Mobile World

By Garth Lean
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  • Publisher : CABI
  • Book Code : 1780643993
  • Total of Pages : 274
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 183
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This book presents the re-theorisation of travel and transformation. It explores the factors that influence the behaviours of a traveller, how these become entwined in experiences and how travel experiences continue on a traveller’s return. It uses the notion of transformation to redevelop the temporal and spatial boundaries of physical travel, develop a model for unpacking transformation and to look at new methods in the exploration of travel research.

Travelers' Tales Thailand

By James O'Reilly,Larry Habegger
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  • Publisher : Travelers' Tales
  • Book Code : 1932361804
  • Total of Pages : 488
  • Category : Travel
  • Members : 548
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Winner of the Lowell Thomas Award for Best Travel Book, this newly designed collection paints a unique portrait of a complex and captivating land. One contributor lives as a monk for a month, gaining an inside look at monastic life. Another discovers Bangkok’s riverine pleasures, a world away from its car-choked streets. Yet another finds refuge as the houseguest of an isolated tribesman. Through these engaging personal stories, readers witness how Thailand satisfies just about any traveler’s hunger for the exotic, the beautiful, the thrillingly different. Writers include Pico Iyer, Norman Lewis, Diane Summers, Simon Winchester, Ian Buruma, Thalia Zepatos, and Tim Ward. “The breadth and color of the collective portrait [the contributors] provide of Thailand is remarkable.” — Los Angeles Times

Secret Kingdom

By Francis Bennett
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  • Publisher : Faber & Faber
  • Book Code : 0571306446
  • Total of Pages : 318
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 296
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First published in 1999, Secret Kingdom was the second panel in Francis Bennett's Cold War trilogy. 'For all of us now the Cold War is history... What interested me as a writer was how we survived. What went on behind the scenes?... I went looking for my own fictional explanations for historical events... In Secret Kingdom, which takes place in Hungary in the dangerous summer months [of 1956] that led directly to the Revolution, I knew that the British ambassador's warnings of trouble building up had been ignored by the Foreign Office in London. Why? What were the consequences of such an extraordinary and irresponsible act?' Francis Bennett 'The Cold War here is not just a political but also a psychological landscape... In picking out a personal history from the greater tapestry unfolding in the background Bennett has produced a literary thriller of considerable merit.' The Times

On Life and Death

By Cicero
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Book Code : 0191662283
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Members : 454
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'any service I may have rendered my countrymen in my active life I may also extend to them... now that I am at leisure' Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 BC), Rome's greatest orator, had a career of intense activity in politics, the law courts and the administration, mostly in Rome. His fortunes, however, followed those of Rome, and he found himself driven into exile in 58 BC, only to return a year later to a city paralyzed by the domination of Pompey, Crassus, and Caesar. Cicero, though a senior statesman, struggled to maintain his independence and it was during these years that, frustrated in public life, he first started to put his excess energy, stylistic brilliance, and superabundant vocabulary into writing these works of philosophy. The three dialogues collected here are the most accessible of Cicero's works, written to his friends Atticus and Brutus, with the intent of popularizing philosophy in Ancient Rome. They deal with the everyday problems of life; ethics in business, the experience of grief, and the difficulties of old age.

Books, Cooks, and Crooks

By Lucy Arlington
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 110163376X
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Fiction
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The national bestselling Novel Idea Mysteries are back, as Lila Wilkins—literary agent and sleuth—is setting up a delicious cookbook fair. But the tension in the kitchen is about to boil over… Inspiration Valley, North Carolina, is bubbling with excitement for the Taste of the Town festival, and Lila is right in the middle of it all. Along with her coworkers at the Novel Idea Literary Agency, Lila is organizing a grand celebrity chef event, featuring food television's biggest stars, complete with cooking demonstrations, cookbook giveaways, and even a culinary writing contest. But just as the celebration is about to start, the demo kitchen blows up, taking one of the star cooks with it. With all the explosive egos of the cook’s colleagues, it’s hard to find someone who didn’t have a motive to eliminate the competition. Now Lila will have to scramble to figure out which of her clients is a killer—before someone else gets burned.

Bachelor Duke

By Mary Nichols
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  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Book Code : 1459225171
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 794
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AN ATTRACTIVE WOMAN UNDER HIS ROOF…! Left orphaned and destitute, Miss Sophie Langford had no choice but to throw herself on the mercy of her mother's family, namely the Duke of Belfont. But instead of the elderly gentleman she had envisaged, she was confronted by the fifth duke, James, a most eligible bachelor. The presence of Sophie's widowed sister enabled James to take Sophie into his household, although he little guessed what he had let himself in for. Sophie was quite unlike any other lady of his acquaintance—she certainly had no hesitation about speaking her mind! So why did he find her so damnably attractive?

The New Confessions

By William Boyd
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  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Book Code : 0241970393
  • Total of Pages : 592
  • Category : Fiction
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The New Confessions is a wickedly funny novel by bestselling author William Boyd 'Brilliant ... a Citizen Kane of a novel' Daily Telegraph The New Confessions is the outrageous, extraordinary, hilarious and heartbreaking autobiography of John James Todd, a Scotsman born in 1899 and one of the great self-appointed (and failed) geniuses of the twentieth century. 'An often magnificent feat of story-telling and panoramic reconstruction ... John James Todd's reminiscences carry us through the ups and downs of a long and lively career that begins in genteel Edinburgh, devastatingly detours out to the Western Front, forks off, after a period of cosy family life in London, to the electric excitements of the Berlin film-world of the Twenties, then moves on to Hollywood ... to ordeal by McCarthyism and eventual escape to Europe' Peter Kemp, Observer. The New Confessions will be loved by fans of An Ice-cream War and Any Human Heart, as well as readers of Ben Macintyre, Sebastian Faulks, Nick Hornby and Hilary Mantel.