Description : Why is war, with all its terror and destruction, so seemingly attractive to humankind? The Antique Drums of War provides a deeply thoughtful and provocative consideration of the sources of war: in archaic instincts, social ritual, animal behavior and evolutionary logic, mythmaking, and psychology. It traces the continuity of such aspects of war as unit size, tactics, and the function of uniforms from primitive beginnings through recent wars. The actual experiences of men in battle, drawn from the personal reminiscences of soldiers from various periods of history, give a sense of immediacy to the narrative. James H. McRandle portrays modern war, despite its dispassionate, computerized brutality, as a kind of ritual that resembles in many of its particulars the ritual of war as practiced since the earliest ages of humanity. But ritual is only one of the characteristics of the institution of war. Mythmaking, psychological techniques, social forces, instinctive responses to fear, and aggressiveness are all martialed and manipulated through ritual to serve war’s purposes. Some of Mcrandle’s conclusions will be controversial, particularly his argument that warfare served to promote gene flow between separated and isolated groups of Homo erectus and early Homo Sapiens. Throughout, his novel approaches and use of eclectic intellectual perspectives will stimulate those concerned about the possible causes of war and war’s possible remedy.
Description : Dashing solider of fortune Captain Daniel Rawson returns in an explosive new adventure France 1705. Captain Daniel Rawson is always ready for an adventure, so when Duke of Marlborough proposes a dangerous undercover mission to discover what happened to one of their spies, a Dutch tapestry-maker, Rawson happily accepts. He journey's to France in disguise, and is delighted to find a lovely distraction in the form of the tapestry-maker's beautiful daughter. Unaware of her father's espionage role, Amalia is fearful for his safety and it's up to Daniel to find her father and put Amalia's mind at rest. Meanwhile, Rawlson's stalwart is Sergeant Welbeck is left in camp with complications of his own. His wide-eyed nephew has joined the army as a drummer boy in pursuit of honour and glory. Welbeck would like nothing more than to ignore this eager young boy, but circumstances are conspiring to make this impossible...
Description : In Drums of War, Drums of Development, Glassman offers an interpretation of industrialization in East and Southeast Asia that foregrounds Pacific ruling class geopolitical economic manoeuvring during the Vietnam War, challenging interpretations that ignore the effects of military violence.
Description : This is the first time that Malama Katulwende has exposed a huge collection of unpublished poetry to the public. His work is a stark reflection of his culture, history, and intellectual environments in which he has been able to create.
Description : Collected essays provide an historical perspective on racial discrimination in Rhodesia and the political and economic implications of white supremacy. Bibliogs
Description : Bradley Adams, a former Army veteran and a prepper, is swept up in a web of lies following a politically motivated work place shooting. When martial law is declared, his life descends into a series of nightmares from which there may be no escape.
Description : The planet Selva -- a lush colony world settled by a hardy group of humans, who found theplanet already inhabited by a small gang of young Klingons. When violence erupts between the two groupas, Captain Picard and the U.S.S. Enterprise™ are sent to reder assistance. Worf leads a landing party to the planet while the Starship Enterprise™ is called away on another urgent mission. On Selva, Worf and his party find that the old hatreds and prejudices between humans and Klingons are revived, and the settlers are out for blood. Now, Worf must prevent a horrible massacre before all of them fall prey to Selva's deadly secret...and raging fury.
Description : CRITICAL INTERCEPTION Mack Bolan is directed to use any means necessary to defuse a crisis that puts the United States in the hot seat. Iran's hardliners are pushing an extremist agenda, defying U.N. rulings and amassing an arsenal with bio and nuclear capabilities. They've got stolen U.S. technology and unlimited financial backing from China, who's willing to lend muscle in exchange for oil. With Russian black-market weapons dealers eager to profit from international terror, the Stony Man warrior's multi-front mission becomes one of infiltrate and confront. He enlists the aid of Bedouin brothers-in-arms and other unlikely allies across enemy territory in a race to shut down an explosive situation before the deadly fuse is lit….