Secularism and its Opponents from Augustine to Solzhenitsyn: E. Kennedy
Servants of Satan, False Brothers, and Other Opponents of Paul: Jerry L. Sumney
Knife-on-Knife and Multiple Opponent Knife Defense Strategies (Knife Training Methods and Techniques for Martial Artists, #8): Martina Sprague
The year 2016. The pearl of the Arab Peninsula Dubai becomes the victim of the Catastrophe Season, which started on the planet. For a few months a sandstorm has been blowing great guns here and when will it stop nobody knows. In this very place, in sand darkness and in the hurricane wind three fierce opponents will have a ruthless fight:thrown in here from the future the head hunter, having a nickname Faceless, a group of contractors-deserters from the Russian military spy system, and also terrorizing the whole town huge beast of prey, the conspecifics of which became extinct forty million years ago.
Jerin is a mental freak-a man capable of successfully playing a dozen simultaneous chess games against first-rate players while he himself is out of sight of any of the boards. It is while thus engaged that he is killed. A millionaire-his opponent in more realms than chess-is accused, and Nero Wolfe is given what appears to be the most hopeless case he and Archie Goodwin have ever tackled. You need to know nothing about chess to follow this tale, but some understanding of beautiful mothers and daughters will help. ´´It is always a treat to read a Nero Wolfe mystery. The man has entered our folklore.´´-The New York Times Book Review A grand master of the form, Rex Stout is one of America´s greatest mystery writers, and his literary creation Nero Wolfe is one of the greatest fictional detectives of all time. Together, Stout and Wolfe have entertained-and puzzled-millions of mystery fans around the world. Now, with his perambulatory man-about-town, Archie Goodwin, the arrogant, gourmandizing, sedentary sleuth is back in the original seventy-three cases of crime and detection written by the inimitable master himself, Rex Stout.
An unidentified body is found in a blazing car. A man in the locality is missing. But the corpse in the car is not that of the missing man, though someone has made an uncommonly thorough job of faking it to seem so. And just because his unknown opponent had gone to such lengths to prevent an investigation going further, Detective Mark Brand aka The Counsellor´s ´satiable curiosity´ is up ... ´As a maker of watertight puzzles Mr Connington has no superior´ Daily Mail
A cracking account of the rivalries and hatreds that split the Liberal Party, brought down Malcolm Turnbull and propelled Scott Morrison to power. They plotted. They schemed. They unleashed chaos. Australia lost two prime ministers in three years in a period of political bloodshed that took the nation´s government to the brink of collapse - until an extraordinary election changed everything. Venom is the secret history of the brutal power play to lead the government. It sheds new light on the fall of Tony Abbott, the rise of Malcolm Turnbull and the electrifying leadership spill that brought parliament to a halt in August 2018. In a day-by-day account, it reveals the strategy Scott Morrison used to defeat his opponents and claim ultimate authority. David Crowe reported these events for the Sydney Morning Herald and The Age as they unfolded. Using more than one hundred interviews with the participants, he tells an epic story of revenge, hatred and the ruthless pursuit of power. And he asks whether the future holds any peace when the past is so full of poison. PRAISE ´David Crowe is both wise guide and sage interpreter in this gripping journey through the angry years of Australian politics´ Chris Uhlmann ´David Crowe writes with precision and clarity - dissecting the characters, deep rivalries and ideological wars that churned through three Liberal Prime Ministers´ Patricia Karvelas ´A compelling read about a time of Liberal madness´ Michelle Grattan
Selected as a Financial Times Best Book of 2013 In Strategy: A History , Sir Lawrence Freedman, one of the world´s leading authorities on war and international politics, captures the vast history of strategic thinking, in a consistently engaging and insightful account of how strategy came to pervade every aspect of our lives. The range of Freedman´s narrative is extraordinary, moving from the surprisingly advanced strategy practiced in primate groups, to the opposing strategies of Achilles and Odysseus in The Iliad, the strategic advice of Sun Tzu and Machiavelli, the great military innovations of Baron Henri de Jomini and Carl von Clausewitz, the grounding of revolutionary strategy in class struggles by Marx, the insights into corporate strategy found in Peter Drucker and Alfred Sloan, and the contributions of the leading social scientists working on strategy today. The core issue at the heart of strategy, the author notes, is whether it is possible to manipulate and shape our environment rather than simply become the victim of forces beyond one´s control. Time and again, Freedman demonstrates that the inherent unpredictability of this environment-subject to chance events, the efforts of opponents, the missteps of friends-provides strategy with its challenge and its drama. Armies or corporations or nations rarely move from one predictable state of affairs to another, but instead feel their way through a series of states, each one not quite what was anticipated, requiring a reappraisal of the original strategy, including its ultimate objective. Thus the picture of strategy that emerges in this book is one that is fluid and flexible, governed by the starting point, not the end point. A brilliant overview of the most prominent strategic theories in history, from David´s use of deception against Goliath, to the modern use of game theory in economics, this masterful volume sums up a lifetime of reflection on strategy.
If you are going to fight, you might as well fight to win! This book presents 20 simple fighting techniques that will win any fight, anytime! Fight to Win teaches you how to fight with a minimum of technical jargon. It allows you to quickly develop the ability to win by learning a small number of techniques that always work in every situation. This is far more effective than learning hundreds of movements and variations which work only in specific circumstances (and are easily forgotten in the heat of the moment!) With 400 full-color photos and easy-to-follow instructions, this martial arts book presents self-defense techniques such as: The Hammerfist—delivered by straightening a bent arm and striking with the base of the fist The Double Leg Takedown—will make the opponent land so hard he´ll be stunned and unable to defend himself The Triangle Choke—uses the opponent´s arm and shoulder to compress the carotid arteries and cut off blood supply to the brain and more!