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The Best Of Times The Worst Of Times


Author : Michael Burleigh
language : en
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Release Date : 2017-11-02

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In the decades since the end of the Second World War, it has been widely assumed that the western model of liberal democracy and free trade is the way the world should be governed. However, events in the early years of the twenty-first century – first, the 2003 war with Iraq and its chaotic aftermath and, second, the financial crash of 2008 – have threatened the general acceptance that continued progress under the benign (or sometimes not so benign) gaze of the western powers is the only way forwards. And as America turns inwards and Europe is beset by austerity politics and populist nationalism, the post-war consensus looks less and less secure. But is this really the worst of times? In a forensic examination of the world we now live in, acclaimed historian Michael Burleigh sets out to answer that question. Who could have imagined that China would champion globalization and lead the battle on climate change? Or that post-Soviet Russia might present a greater threat to the world’s stability than ISIS? And while we may be on the cusp of still more dramatic change, perhaps the risks will – in time – bring not only change but a wholly positive transformation. Incisive, robust and always insightful, The Best of Times, The Worst of Times is both a dazzling tour d’horizon of the world as it is today and a surprisingly optimistic vision of the world as it might become.

The Best Of Times


Author : Greg Tang
language : en
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Release Date : 2017-03-28

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NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Greg Tang takes on the times tables, teaching kids innovative ways to multiply numbers and derive answers WITHOUT memorization. Four is very fast to do when you multiply by 2. Here's a little good advice -- please just always double twice! BEST OF TIMES gives kids an intuitive understanding of multiplication, encouraging them to arrive at answers on their own rather than memorizing the times tables. A child who can multiply by two, for instance, can multiply by four and even eight! Likewise, times six builds on times two and times three.With his common-sense approach, Greg Tang encourages kids to solve problems creatively, building both their skills and their confidence.

The Best Of Times


Author : Penny Vincenzi
language : en
Publisher: Hachette UK
Release Date : 2009-05-14

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On a hot summer's day, a lorry slews across a motorway and causes a huge pile-up. In that split-second accident, lives are changed forever. THE BEST OF TIMES - an exhilarating novel of secrets and lies from the Sunday Times bestseller Penny Vincenzi 'Highly addictive' Daily Telegraph Jonathan is a successful surgeon returning from a liaison with his mistress, Abi; Georgia is a young actress on her way to an audition for the part that could make her career; Toby is a bridegroom travelling to his wedding with his best friend, Barney; Mary is a widow, trying to get to the airport to reunite with her wartime first love, and William is a young farmer who witnesses the crash from across the hill. One incident - and only one person who really knows what happened.

The Best Of Times


Author : Allene Gaty Hatch
language : en
Publisher: iUniverse
Release Date : 2000-03-01

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Why did Mrs. Woodrow Wilson say to President Franklin D. Roosevelt, "You're nothing but a common thief!" while sitting next to him at a State dinner at the White House? What were President Eisenhower and Pope John XIII laughing about in a famous photograph? (unexplained until now) What is the truth behind the famous 'Miss Hofmans Affair' that once rocked the Royal Family of the Netherlands? These are only a few of the questions answered in this fast-paced tale of an adventurous May-September marriage. In 1950, a young artist, Allene Gaty, married a well established, middle-aged, very social historian/biographer, Alden Hatch. Learning to cope with life in the upper echelons while meeting such celebrated world figures as President and Mrs. Dweight D. Eisenhower, Pope John XXIII, Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands, Mrs. Woodrow Wilson, Clare Booth Luce, Buckminster Fuller, Henry Cabot Lodge and 'Mrs. Admiral' Byrd among many others gave Allene a challenging life. It also gave her a peek behind the curtain of history.

It Was The Best Of Times It Was The Worst Times


Author : Sandra Rose Walters
language : en
Publisher:
Release Date : 1991

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The Best Of Times The Worst Of Times


Author : Joshua Ho
language : en
Publisher: World Scientific
Release Date : 2005-08-08

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' This authoritative book brings together in a single volume international experts renowned in their specializations to discuss issues and current trends relating to maritime security. It looks at the issue of maritime security in the Asia-Pacific through a three step approach. Firstly, it surveys both the global maritime outlook and the outlook in each of the regions of Northeast Asia, Southeast Asia, and South Asia. From these regional perspectives, trends in commercial shipping and force modernization, and issues like the weapons proliferation and maritime terrorism are discussed. After looking at the maritime environment, the specific challenges that the maritime community faces are examined. These challenges include maritime boundary and territorial disputes in the South China Sea, the force modernization of three Northeast Asian navies, and the spectre of maritime terrorism. The volume concludes by looking at some new initiatives for maritime cooperation, a survey of maritime “regime” building, and the legal and political implications of the proliferation security initiative. Contents:The Regional Maritime Environment:The Best of Times, The Worst of Times: The Global Maritime Outlook 2004 (J Boutilier)Regional Maritime Security Outlook: Northeast Asia (H Kaneda)Maritime Security Outlook for Southeast Asia (R C Banlaoi)Regional Maritime Dynamics in Southern Asia in the 21st Century (W L S Prabhakar)The Regional Maritime Challenges:Some Reflections on Maritime Boundary and Territorial Disputes in the Asia-Pacific with a Focus on the South China Sea (P Cozens)The Modernisation of Naval Forces in the Asia-Pacific: A Focus on Three Northeast Asian Navies (D da Cunha)Terrorism in the Early 21st Century Maritime Domain (R Herbert-Burns)Maritime Terrorism. A Risk Assessment: The Australian Example (C Z Raymond)Prospects for Regional Cooperation:Legal Implications of the Proliferation Security Initiative (R Beckman)Political Implications of the Proliferation Security Initiative (S Gahlaut)New Initiatives for Maritime Cooperation (S B Weeks)Maritime “Regime” Building (S Bateman) Readership: Policy analysts, academics, and general readers with an interest in maritime security. Keywords:Maritime Security;Asia-Pacific;Commercial Shipping;Force Modernization;Weapons Proliferation;Maritime TerrorismKey Features:Includes international contributions by well-known experts in the fieldProvides the latest topical material on maritime securityReviews:“We are now standing at the gateway to the Asia-Pacific century. How to ensure the safety of the sea routes, which are the arteries for expanding prosperity of this region, is vital not only regionally but also globally. This book is highly timely and recommendable because the maritime environment and challenges we face are accurately diagnosed, and the suggestive prescriptions are shown for regional cooperation.”Shigekatsu Kondo Executive Director The National Institute for Defense Studies, Japan “This book brings together some of the most authoritative practitioners in the field of maritime and regional security to address the compelling maritime security issues facing the global community. The book is timely, authoritative and is highly recommended.”Professor Martin Tsamenyi Director Centre for Maritime Policy, University of Wollongong, Australia “With maritime security high on the agenda of policy-makers in the region and extra-regional stakeholders in Asia-Pacific security, particularly since the United States' announcement of its Regional Maritime Security Initiative in early 2004, this volume is particularly timely and useful. Though the issue of potential terrorism at sea is examined in depth, the essays collected here look at maritime security in the round, offering important insights into territorial disputes, naval modernisation and the prospects for more effective regional maritime cooperation. This book will be of interest to journalists, naval officers and government officials as well as academic researchers interested in maritime security.”Dr Tim Huxley Senior Fellow for Asia-Pacific Security The International Institute for Strategic Studies Editor Adelphi Papers “This timely and impressive volume should increase the likelihood that it may after all be possible to realise the late Michael Leifer's vision of a stable, peaceful maritime regime in East Asia, allowing and obliging all states to manage their marine resources in accordance with the principles of international law, and without risk of tension and conflict.”Stein Tønnesson Director International Peace Research Institute Oslo “The book is a pathfinder for policy and decision makers! The authors explore various facets of the maritime domain, its strengths and vulnerabilities, and even more importantly, our successes and failures to understand and better protect it. It is a must read both for the generalists and the specialists.”Rohan Gunaratna Head International Centre for Political Violence and Terrorism Research IDSS, Singapore “This collection of works represents an extremely important and useful contribution to the understanding of contemporary maritime security in the Asia-Pacific region. The analyses, all from well-respected scholars in the field, are well researched and written, providing unique insight into an area that has traditionally been highly opaque in nature. The book will be critical reading for any who have a keen interest in the evolving dynamic of maritime security in the post-9/11 era.”Peter Chalk Senior Analyst RAND Corporation, Santa Monica, California '

The Best Of Times


Author : Herald and Weekly Times
language : en
Publisher:
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