Of Colonial Bungalows and Piano Lessons:
Of Colonial Bungalows and Piano Lessons:
Democracy and Accountability in Post-Colonial Africa:Lessons from the Pre-Colonial Past. Case of the Lebu Republic, Senegal Arame Tall
An alien ship rests over Water Island. For five years, the people of the US Virgin Islands have lived with the Ynaa, a race of super-advanced aliens on a research mission they will not fully disclose. They are benevolent in many ways but meet any act of aggression with disproportional wrath. This has led to a strained relationship between the Ynaa and the local Virgin Islanders, and a peace that cannot last.A year after the death of a young boy at the hands of an Ynaa, three families find themselves at the center of the inevitable conflict, witness and victim to events that will touch everyone and teach a terrible lesson. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Janina Edwards, Ron Butler. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/012152/bk_blak_012152_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
So, why is this man important today? Why should we all care? Because our freedom and our democracy are being threatened from every side and preserving our faith in the values upon which this country was founded is more important than ever. We need our values alive to keep our democracy alive. Both in the USA and all over the world. Learn how the son of a wealthy tobacco planter became a decorated soldier that would later become the first president of one of the world´s first democracies. The book will show how a young man grew up under one of the most interesting moments in modern human history - the lead-up to the American Revolution that would bring the world its first taste of democracy, which would sweep across America and over to Europe. The book will trace his beginnings as the youngest son of a wealthy family of plantation owners of ´´mixed gentry´´ in colonial-era Virginia, to his time as a soldier, his changing allegiance (from England to the United States) and his ascension to one of the most important political figures in American history. This book will show you how Washington overcame all the difficulties he faced to become the leader of the first modern democracy in the world. You are likely to find in this book lessons that can be used in your personal and business life. So are you ready to learn from the Washington´s life? Are you interested in learning about life and leadership? All this, and more, in this fascinating book. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Herschel J. Grangent, Jr.. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/061302/bk_acx0_061302_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Invariably, armies are accused of preparing to fight the previous war. In Learning to Eat Soup with a Knife, Lieutenant Colonel John A. Nagl—a veteran of both Operation Desert Storm and the conflict in Iraq—considers the now crucial question of how armies adapt to changing circumstances during the course of conflicts for which they are initially unprepared. Through the use of archival sources and interviews with participants in both engagements, Nagl compares the development of counterinsurgency doctrine and practice in the Malayan Emergency from 1948 to 1960 with what developed in the Vietnam War from 1950 to 1975. In examining these two events, Nagl argues that organizational culture is key to the ability to learn from unanticipated conditions, a variable which explains why the British army successfully conducted counterinsurgency in Malaya and why the American army failed to do so in Vietnam, treating the war instead as a conventional conflict. Nagl concludes that the British army, because of its role as a colonial police force and the organizational characteristics created by its history and national culture, was better able to quickly learn and apply the lessons of counterinsurgency during the course of the Malayan Emergency. With a new preface reflecting on the author’s combat experience in Iraq, Learning to Eat Soup with a Knifeis a timely examination of the lessons of previous counterinsurgency campaigns that will be hailed by both military leaders and interested civilians. Lieutenant Colonel John A. Nagl, US Army (Ret.), is a military assistant to the deputy secretary of defense. He led a tank platoon in the First Cavalry Division in Operation Desert Storm, taught national security studies at West Point’s Department of Social Sciences, and served as the operations officer of Task Force 1-34 Armor with the First Infantry Division in Khalidiyah, Iraq. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Pruden. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/005025/bk_blak_005025_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Local Government in Early America:The Colonial Experience and Lessons from the Founders Brian Janiskee
Local Government in Early America: Brian P. Janiskee