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Nails from Bullets

By Glenn Goree
  • ISBN Code: : 1498298338
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Pages : 156
  • Category : Religion
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What happens to a soldier's soul when he dies? Does he pay for his sins, or will God forgive him and offer eternity in heaven? The fog of war confuses the boundaries between what mortals think of as the good guys and the bad guys. Just assume for a moment that God's angels and Satan's demons battle over mortal souls. Satan would have to train his army of evil warriors to excel in this business. How does he set up his boot camp? What methods does he encourage his dark knights to use against humans? Enter the worlds of heaven and hell to see how both God and Satan seek the souls of mankind's armies. What you will find is God's love and Satan's hate is the same for both soldier and civilian. Don't stop reading this book once you enter the realms of heaven and hell. Your eternity's destination could be in the balance!

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The House of the Dead recounts the story of Alexander Goryanchikov, a gentleman who is sent to a prison colony in Siberia for killing his wife. Largely ignored at first by his fellow inmates due to his noble blood, he gradually settles in and becomes an avid observer of the new world around him - watching his fellow prisoners being brutally and cruelly punished by the guards, listening to their past stories of blood and murder, assimilating the institution's social codes and learning that even convicts are capable of acts of pure generosity.Based on Dostoevsky's own autobiographical experiences of penal servitude in Siberia, this genre-defying novel is not only an unflinching expose of the conditions faced by prisoners during the Tsarist period, but also a call to see the human side in criminals and rediscover the values of forgiveness and compassion.

A Marne Mind

By Cy Mulholland
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  • Publisher : WestBow Press
  • Book Code : 144973751X
  • Total of Pages : 408
  • Category : Self-Help
  • Members : 289
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Many who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder do not realize what is going inside themselves. Unfortunately, those who return home from combat or who have experienced any other type of traumatic event remain in the battle, the war within. Could it be that PTSD is merely physiological symptoms related to trauma, or is it so much more than that? A Marne Mind explains the advantage of coping skills and the relationship among physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual ruin and well-being while constantly pointing to the greatest source of healing and recovery. Search for A Marne Mind: A Soldiers War with Recovery on facebook to become a part of the Marne Mind Mission of raising awareness about PTSD and recovery. 5% of all proceeds will be donated to Operation Resilient Warrior, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping soldiers and their families. For more information about ORW visit www.operationresilientwarrior.org.

Back in the Soldier's Bed

By Donna Alward
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  • Publisher : Donna Alward
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 194
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 968
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When Jonas Kirkpatrick left for the Special Forces six years ago, he left Shannyn with more than a broken heart. Pregnant and alone, Shannyn built a life for herself and their daughter. The last thing she wanted was for Jonas to come back out of obligation or worse, have to tell her daughter that her father was never coming back at all. But now Jonas has returned to the local base, no longer on active duty, and Shannyn's secret is out. And even if Jonas could possibly forgive her, he's not the same man who said goodbye all those years ago… An injury pulled Jonas from active duty as a special forces sniper, but adjusting to a new training position isn't the worst thing he has to deal with. He still isn't over the incident that nearly cost him his life, and now he discovers he's a father. He's angry with Shannyn and still having flashbacks, but the one bright spot is his sweet daughter Emma. His life might be a mess, but he wants to be a good dad. And that means seeing Shannyn and remembering how amazing it was between them that long-ago summer. Visitation means Shannyn and Jonas are spending more time together, and it's soon clear that their earlier chemistry is still off the charts. But Shannyn knows when Jonas is fully healed he's likely to leave again, and Jonas doesn't believe he deserves happiness. Can they find their way to a second chance, or are some wounds too deep to truly heal?

Legal Accountability and Britain's Wars 2000-2015

By Peter Rowe
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1317540328
  • Total of Pages : 274
  • Category : Law
  • Members : 827
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This book discusses the manner in which Britain’s wars, which took place between 2000 and 2015, have interacted with the relevant principles of international law and English law for the purpose, primarily, of considering legal accountability. During a debate in the House of Lords in 2005 a former Chief of the Defence Staff commented that ‘the Armed Forces are under legal siege.’ The book will discuss the major legal issues which have arisen, ranging from the various votes in Parliament to go to war, the constitutional relationship between ministers and senior commanders, the right under international law to use force, the influence of human rights law, the role of the courts in England (including the coroners’ courts), to the legal regime applying to the conduct of UK military operations. It will assess critically whether the armed forces will now have to accept that operations conducted outside the UK are subject to greater legal scrutiny than previously and whether, if this is the case, it is likely to hinder their future military activities. This book will be of great interest to scholars of international law, the law of armed conflict, military studies and international relations, as well as to those with a professional or other interest in the subject matter.

The Texas Soldier's Match

By Deb Kastner,Jolene Navarro
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  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Book Code : 0369723023
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  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 438
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A new family for the Texan The Soldier's Sweetheart by Deb Kastner Settling in Serendipity, Texas, with his young daughter, army vet Will Davenport hopes to find peace. But when the widower goes to work for Samantha Howell, he gets much, much more. Will wants to be her hero, but too much stands in their way. For a future with Samantha, he has to bury the past. But forgiving himself may be his most difficult mission ever. The Soldier's Surprise Family by Jolene Navarro Texas state trooper Garrett Kincaid is a lone wolf—until he becomes an instant father. The former soldier never knew he had a son, or that his little boy has a baby sister with nowhere to go. His landlady, widow Anjelica Ortega-Garza, offers to help, and suddenly Garrett's life is all about nap schedules and baby bottles. But falling for Anjelica isn't part of the plan! 2 Uplifting Stories The Soldier's Sweetheart and The Soldier's Surprise Family

Psychoanalysis of Evil

By Henry Kellerman
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 3319073923
  • Total of Pages : 153
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Members : 974
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For all our knowledge of psychopathology and sociopathology--and despite endless examinations of abuse and torture, mass murder and genocide--we still don't have a real handle on why evil exists, where it derives from, or why it is so ubiquitous. A compelling synthesis of diverse schools of thought, Psychoanalysis of Evil identifies the mental infrastructure of evil and deciphers its path from vile intent to malignant deeds. Evil is defined as manufactured in the psyche: the acting out of repressed wishes stemming from a toxic mix of harmful early experiences such as abuse and neglect, profound anger, negative personality factors, and mechanisms such as projection. This analysis brings startling clarity to seemingly familiar territory, that is, persons and events widely perceived as evil. Strongly implied in this far-reaching understanding is a call for more accurate forms of intervention and prevention as the author: Reviews representations of evil from theological, philosophical, and psychoanalytic sources. Locates the construction of evil in psychodynamic aspects of the psyche. Translates vague abstractions of evil into recognizable concepts. Exemplifies this theory with the lives and atrocities of Hitler and Stalin. Applies psychoanalytic perspective to the genocides in Turkey, Pakistan, Cambodia, and Rwanda. Revisits Hannah Arendt's concept of "the banality of evil." Psychoanalysis of Evil holds a unique position in the literature and will gather considerable interest among readers in social psychology, psychoanalysis, sociology, and political anthropology. Historians of mass conflict should find it instructive as well.

The Forgiveness to Come

By Peter Jason Banki
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  • Publisher : Fordham Univ Press
  • Book Code : 0823278662
  • Total of Pages : 208
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Members : 400
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This book is concerned with the aporias, or impasses, of forgiveness, especially in relation to the legacy of the crimes against humanity perpetrated by the Nazis and their collaborators during World War II. Banki argues that, while forgiveness of the Holocaust is and will remain impossible, we cannot rest upon that impossibility. Rather, the impossibility of forgiveness must be thought in another way. In an epoch of “worldwidization,” we may not be able simply to escape the violence of scenes and rhetoric that repeatedly portray apology, reconciliation, and forgiveness as accomplishable acts. Accompanied by Jacques Derrida’s thought of forgiveness of the unforgivable, and its elaboration in relation to crimes against humanity, the book undertakes close readings of literary, philosophical, and cinematic texts by Simon Wiesenthal, Jean Améry, Vladimir Jankélévitch, Robert Antelme and Eva Mozes Kor. These texts contend with the idea that the crimes of the Nazis are inexpiable, that they lie beyond any possible atonement or repair. Banki argues that the juridical concept of crimes against humanity calls for a thought of forgiveness—one that would not imply closure of the infinite wounds of the past. How could such a forgiveness be thought or dreamed? Banki shows that if today we cannot simply escape the “worldwidization” of forgiveness, then it is necessary to rethink what forgiveness is, the conditions under which it supposedly takes place, and especially its relation to justice.

Hitler's Boy Soldiers

By Helene Munson
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  • Publisher : The Experiment
  • Book Code : 1615198601
  • Total of Pages : 358
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 583
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A shocking personal memoir and a new perspective on World War II that follows the author’s journey in the footsteps of her father’s youth as one of Hitler’s child soldiers—bringing to light the untold story of the 300,000 German children who served in Hitler’s army When Helene Munson finally reads her father, Hans Dunker’s, wartime journal, she discovers secrets he kept buried for seven decades. This is no ordinary historical document but a personal account of devastating trauma. During World War II, the Nazis trained some three hundred thousand German children to fight—and die—for Hitler. Hans was just one of those boy soldiers. Sent to an elite school for the gifted at nine years old, he found himself in the grip of a system that substituted dummy grenades for Frisbees. By age seventeen, Hans had shot down Allied pilots with antiaircraft artillery. In the desperate, final stage of Hitler’s war, he was sent on a suicide mission to Závada on the Sudetenland front, where he witnessed the death of his schoolmates—and where Helene begins to retrace her father’s footsteps after his death. As Helene translates Hans’s journal and walks his path of suffering and redemption, she uncovers the lost history of an entire generation brainwashed by the Third Reich’s school system and funneled into the Hitler Youth. A startling new account of this dark era, Hitler’s Boy Soldiers grapples with inherited trauma, the burden of guilt, and the blurred line between “perpetrator” and “victim.” It is also a poignant tale of forgiveness, as Helene comes to see her late father as not just a soldier but as one child in a sea of three hundred thousand forced onto the wrong side of history—and left to answer for it.

The Iniquity Pool

By Rebecca Johnson
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  • Publisher : Page Publishing Inc
  • Book Code : 1662472331
  • Total of Pages : 318
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 369
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Five immortal Brothers, once ethereal beings known as Free Magic, were trapped by human hands and made to submit to an unholy Oath. Four magical races combined in hatred against the fifth. Three transgressions culminated in the death of an emperor and the awakening of a primeval creature bent on sinister deeds. Two teens cast out on perilous journeys from opposite ends of the world. One chance to redeem themselves before their pasts destroy their futures.