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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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THE ACQUITTAL

By Pat Simmons
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  • Publisher : Pat Simmons
  • Book Code : 148009482X
  • Total of Pages : 292
  • Category : Fiction
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Two worlds apart, but their hearts dance to the same African drum beat. On a professional level, Dr. Rainey Reynolds is a competent, highly sought-after orthodontist. Inwardly, he needs to be set free from the chaos of revelations that make him question if happiness is obtainable. His father, the upstanding OB/GYN socialite is currently serving prison time after admitting his guilt in an old crime. His older sister refuses to move past the betrayal and attempts to use Rainey as a crutch, but her bitterness is only keeping the family at odds as his twin sister, Cheney Reynolds Jamieson, tries to rebuild a damaged relationship caused by decisions she made in the past. To get away from the drama, Rainey is willing to leave the country under the guise of a mission trip with Dentist Without Borders. Will changing his surroundings really change him? If one woman can heal his wounds, then he will believe that there is really peace after the storm. Ghanaian beauty Josephine Abena Yaa Amoah returns to Africa after completing her studies as an exchange student in St. Louis, Missouri. She'll never forget the good friends she made while living there. She couldn't count Rainey in that circle because she rejected his advances for good causes. Josephine didn't believe in picking up the pieces as the rebound woman from an old relationship that Rainey seems to wear on his sleeve. Although her heart bleeds for his peace, she knows she must step back and pray for Rainey's surrender to Christ in order for God to acquit him of his self-inflicted mental torture. In the Motherland of Ghana, Africa, Rainey not only visits the places of his ancestors, will he embrace the liberty that Christ's Blood really does set every man free.

AKASHVANI

By Publications Division (India), New Delhi
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  • Publisher : Publications Division (India),New Delhi
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 64
  • Category : Antiques & Collectibles
  • Members : 985
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"Akashvani" (English) is a programme journal of ALL INDIA RADIO, it was formerly known as The Indian Listener. It used to serve the listener as a bradshaw of broadcasting ,and give listener the useful information in an interesting manner about programmes, who writes them, take part in them and produce them along with photographs of performing artists. It also contains the information of major changes in the policy and service of the organisation. The Indian Listener (fortnightly programme journal of AIR in English) published by The Indian State Broadcasting Service, Bombay, started on 22 December, 1935 and was the successor to the Indian Radio Times in English, which was published beginning in July 16 of 1927. From 22 August ,1937 onwards, it used to published by All India Radio, New Delhi. From 1950,it was turned into a weekly journal. Later, The Indian listener became "Akashvani" (English ) w.e.f. January 5, 1958. It was made fortnightly journal again w.e.f July 1,1983. NAME OF THE JOURNAL: AKASHVANI LANGUAGE OF THE JOURNAL: English DATE, MONTH & YEAR OF PUBLICATION: 17 JUNE, 1962 PERIODICITY OF THE JOURNAL: Weekly NUMBER OF PAGES: 64 VOLUME NUMBER: Vol. XXVII. No. 24 BROADCAST PROGRAMME SCHEDULE PUBLISHED (PAGE NOS): 11-64 ARTICLE: 1. Literature and Modern life 2. As the Greeks Saw Us 3. Some Isms in some Contemporary literature 4. Public service Commission AUTHOR: 1. Zaki Naquib Mohmoud 2. Romila Thapar 3. S. R. Swaminathan 4. S. P. Mushran KEYWORDS : 1. Indias Impact, Ulysses, Beatniks and Angries, Mass communication. 2. First References.Greeks Dazzeled, Megasthanes, Our Caste,Strange Animals.philosophers, Traverse Tales 3. Ilms Galore,Literature's Modest Task 4. State wise commission,The state commission,Screening,Functions, Disciplinary cases Prasar Bharati Archives has the copyright in all matters published in this “AKASHVANI” and other AIR journals. For reproduction previous permission is essential.

National Healing

By Claude Hurlbert
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  • Publisher : University Press of Colorado
  • Book Code : 0874218365
  • Total of Pages : 286
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Members : 679
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In National Healing, author Claude Hurlbert persuasively relates nationalism to institutional racism and contends that these are both symptoms of a national ill health afflicting American higher education and found even in the field of writing studies. Teachers and scholars, even in progressive fields like composition, are unwittingly at odds with their own most liberatory purposes, he says, and he advocates consciously broadening our understanding of rhetoric and writing instruction to include rhetorical traditions of non-Western cultures. Threading a personal narrative of his own experiences as a student, professor, and citizen through a wide ranging discussion of theory, pedagogy, and philosophy in the writing classroom, Hurlbert weaves a vision that moves beyond simple polemic and simplistic multiculturalism. National Healing offers a compelling new aesthetic, epistemological, and rhetorical configuration.

Fall of The Nation

By GVG Mavoor
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  • Publisher : Notion Press
  • Book Code : 1945497270
  • Total of Pages : 512
  • Category : Fiction
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A kaleidoscopic view of Indian society as seen by a lower middle class person through the years gone by, observing the changes, from a nascent independent nation with hopes to a nation propped up on unfounded claims of greatness to be attained. A nation slowly slithering back into the future, unbothered and unnoticed by anyone! The book begins with some simple incidents from the life of the author comically depicted and leads to more pertinent issues. Funny, serious and agitating! The author points out the ironic nature of society in his inimitable comic style erupting laughter and serious thoughts among the readers. A book for all ages! A must read for all!

Thine is the Kingdom

By Bishop Emmanuel Mc Lorren
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  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Book Code : 1462035701
  • Total of Pages : 108
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 357
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Thine is the Kingdom, is a literary challenge to readers, to seek first the rule and authority of the Kingdom of Almighty God, in their lives. The author sets an atmosphere for one to develop a passion to be in the presence of the King of kings. The revelation of sonship and clear ambassadorial vision will develop the understanding of the believer's royal position in Christ. By reading this book, one will receive knowledge that would transform through the truths of God's Word in John 8:32, "And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free".

Maria's Story

By Joseph Kula,Maria Kula
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  • Publisher : FriesenPress
  • Book Code : 1460208587
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Maria's Story is a true account of a Polish teen's trials and tribulations as a slave girl of the Nazis in the Second World War. Driven out of Krakow during the invasion by the German Army, Maria and her sister Stefania flee for the safety of their country village only to be rounded up and sent to forced labor in Greater Germania. The loveliness of their new home in an alpine village in Austria belies the hardship and loneliness they endure among strangers in a strange land. It's Maria's faith that keeps her going and it's her faith that gives her the strength to provide for and protect her love child after a dangerous secret liaison with one of the sons of the landowner for whom she toiled. Liberated by the American Army, Maria miraculously finds herself in a Polish Army camp in Italy where she has a whirlwind romance with a handsome young war hero, who takes her on an incredible journey that brings them to yet another land and an uncertain post-war future.

The Book Thief

By Markus Zusak
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  • Publisher : Knopf Books for Young Readers
  • Book Code : 0307433846
  • Total of Pages : 592
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • ONE OF TIME MAGAZINE’S 100 BEST YA BOOKS OF ALL TIME The extraordinary, beloved novel about the ability of books to feed the soul even in the darkest of times. When Death has a story to tell, you listen. It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will become busier still. Liesel Meminger is a foster girl living outside of Munich, who scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can’t resist–books. With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement. In superbly crafted writing that burns with intensity, award-winning author Markus Zusak, author of I Am the Messenger, has given us one of the most enduring stories of our time. “The kind of book that can be life-changing.” —The New York Times “Deserves a place on the same shelf with The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank.” —USA Today DON’T MISS BRIDGE OF CLAY, MARKUS ZUSAK’S FIRST NOVEL SINCE THE BOOK THIEF.

The Afghanistan Papers

By Craig Whitlock,The Washington Post
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1982159022
  • Total of Pages : 368
  • Category : History
  • Members : 740
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The groundbreaking investigative story of how three successive presidents and their military commanders deceived the public year after year about America’s longest war, foreshadowing the Taliban’s recapture of Afghanistan, by Washington Post reporter and three-time Pulitzer Prize finalist Craig Whitlock. Unlike the wars in Vietnam and Iraq, the US invasion of Afghanistan in 2001 had near-unanimous public support. At first, the goals were straightforward and clear: to defeat al-Qaeda and prevent a repeat of 9/11. Yet soon after the United States and its allies removed the Taliban from power, the mission veered off course and US officials lost sight of their original objectives. Distracted by the war in Iraq, the US military became mired in an unwinnable guerrilla conflict in a country it did not understand. But no president wanted to admit failure, especially in a war that began as a just cause. Instead, the Bush, Obama, and Trump administrations sent more and more troops to Afghanistan and repeatedly said they were making progress, even though they knew there was no realistic prospect for an outright victory. Just as the Pentagon Papers changed the public’s understanding of Vietnam, The Afghanistan Papers contains startling revelation after revelation from people who played a direct role in the war, from leaders in the White House and the Pentagon to soldiers and aid workers on the front lines. In unvarnished language, they admit that the US government’s strategies were a mess, that the nation-building project was a colossal failure, and that drugs and corruption gained a stranglehold over their allies in the Afghan government. All told, the account is based on interviews with more than 1,000 people who knew that the US government was presenting a distorted, and sometimes entirely fabricated, version of the facts on the ground. Documents unearthed by The Washington Post reveal that President Bush didn’t know the name of his Afghanistan war commander—and didn’t want to make time to meet with him. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld admitted he had “no visibility into who the bad guys are.” His successor, Robert Gates, said: “We didn’t know jack shit about al-Qaeda.” The Afghanistan Papers is a shocking account that will supercharge a long overdue reckoning over what went wrong and forever change the way the conflict is remembered.

Harlequin Romantic Suspense August 2014 Bundle

By Marie Ferrarella,Elle James,C.J. Miller,Lara Lacombe
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  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Book Code : 1460339819
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Fiction
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Looking for heart-racing romance and high-stakes suspense? Read stories filled with life-and-death situations that cause sparks to fly between adventurous, strong women and brave, powerful men. Harlequin Romantic Suspense brings you all that and more with these four new full-length titles for one great price! DEADLY ALLURE By New York Times bestselling author Elle James Special agent Nicole Steele gets up close and personal with former Special Ops soldier Dave Logsdon while hiding out on his boat. But can she trust him with a secret that threatens the nation? CAVANAUGH STRONG (Cavanaugh Justice) By USA TODAY bestselling author Marie Ferrarella When her family is threatened, detective and single mom Noelle turns to her new partner, the sexy Duncan Cavanaugh, never realizing his promise to serve and protect includes her daughter, and her heart. UNDER THE SHEIK'S PROTECTION By C.J. Miller Sarah is shocked to learn her mystery lover is Middle Eastern royalty. When attempts are made on both their lives, she’ll have to choose—walk away or fight alongside him, for her life and a future…together. FATAL FALLOUT By Lara Lacombe When nuclear scientist Claire is targeted, FBI agent Thomas Kincannon is assigned to protect her. What should be an easy task is soon complicated as the assassin kidnaps Thomas's niece and offers an exchange: the little girl for Claire.

Imperishable Memories

By Seegobin Ragbeer
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  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Book Code : 1462048501
  • Total of Pages : 704
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
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What seemed like a remote and fruitless yearning for a young lad to raise and fulfil his innate calling became a reality through a set of strange and seemingly fictional circumstances —for truth is sometimes stranger than fiction. Purely accidental and only the workings of the three fates have caused him to acquire proper schooling, to become a school teacher and headmaster (ag.) of DeHoop Canadian Mission School, his alma mater—to enter into teachers’ college –to do research work in the Certificate in Education and the Bachelor Of Education in Mona, Jamaica, and later to complete the Bachelor of Arts, in the University of Toronto...great achievements for one who never crossed the door of a High School in Guyana. For he was not only a school teacher in Guyana and Jamaica but went on to retire honorably from the teaching profession in Scarborough, Ontario, 1993. This book reveals that persevering strength of the human spirit to swim ponds, creeks, rivers and marshes; to saunter through valleys and downs; to brave thickets and thorns; to ascend hills and mountains and to reach the apex of the Will’s longing. Such is the true story of Imperishable Memories!