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In the Skin of a Jihadist: Free Sampler: Inside Islamic State’s Recruitment Networks

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When Anna Erelle, a young journalist, goes undercover online to discover how today's most ruthless terrorists use social media to recruit disaffected young women like the girls from Bethnal Green, her investigation spins into a harrowing nightmare.

In this extract, Erelle creates 'Mlodie' - a twenty-year-old convert to Islam on Facebook - who is immediately Skyped by a man named Bilel, in Syria. Bilel is the French right-hand man of the most dangerous militant in the world, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the Caliph of Islamic State. He offers Mlodie a way to fill the boredom in her young life: he cares about her, offers beautiful things, spiritual purpose and, in less an idyllic life. Bilel's seduction is honey-tongued and forceful - and all Mlodie must do is join him and ISIS in their Syrian jihad. Every day he gives more detail, telling her how he drives a jeep filled with guns and bottles of the chocolate milk he loves for hundreds of miles on murderous missions of execution. Every night he lures, seduces and manipulates this vulnerable young woman.

A riveting page-turner In the Skin of a Jihadist is a shocking inquiry into how technology is spreading radicalism, the lure of ISIS propaganda, and the factors that motivate young people - including many British teenagers - to join extremist wars in Syria and elsewhere.

The Complete Works of Theodore Roosevelt

This meticulously edited ebook edition represents the great literary legacy of the president Theodore Roosevelt. Besides historical books, biographies, nature and guide books, you will find in this collection - his memoirs, personal and presidential writings through which you will discover surprising adventurous life the former president, as well as details of his presidential actions and truth behind certain decisions.

Contents:

Autobiography

The Naval War of 1812

Hero Tales from American History

The Winning of the West

Through the Brazilian Wilderness

Letters to His Children

The Rough Riders

A Book-Lover's Holidays in the Open

Hunting The Grisly And Other Sketches

America and the World War

Average Americans

The Strenuous Life

Expansion and Peace

Fellow-Feeling as Political Factor

Character & Success

History as Literature

Biological Analogies in History

The World Movement

The Thraldom of Names

Productive Scholarship

Dante and the Bowery

The Foundations of the Nineteenth Century

The Search for Truth in a Reverent Spirit

The Ancient Irish Sagas

An Art Exhibition

The Duties of American Citizenship

Professionalism in Sports

Practical Work in Politics

Resignation Letter

Colonel Roosevelt's Reports

Strength & Decency

The Square Deal

Nobel Peace Prize Acceptance Speech

The Man With the Muck Rake

Sons of the Puritans

Where We Can Work With Socialists

Where We Cannot Work With Socialists

Citizenship in a Republic (the Man in the Arena)

International Peace

The New Nationalism

Duty & Self-control

The Right of the People to Rule

I Have Just Been Shot

Address to the Boys Progressive League

Address to the Knights of Columbus

LIFE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON (Illustrated): Biography of the first President of the United States, the Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army during the ... the Founding Fathers of the United States

This eBook edition of "LIFE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON (Illustrated)" has been formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices.

George Washington (1732-1799) was the first President of the United States (1789-97), the Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War, and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. He presided over the convention that drafted the United States Constitution, which replaced the Articles of Confederation and remains the supreme law of the land. Washington was born into the provincial gentry of Colonial Virginia; his wealthy planter family owned tobacco plantations and slaves which he inherited; he owned hundreds of slaves throughout his lifetime, but his views on slavery evolved. He became a young but senior officer in the colonial militia during the first stages of the French and Indian War. He was chosen by the Second Continental Congress in 1775 to be commander-in-chief of the Continental Army in the American Revolution. Historians laud Washington for the selection and supervision of his generals, preservation and command of the army, coordination with the Congress, with state governors and their militia, and attention to supplies, logistics, and training. In battle, however, Washington was repeatedly outmaneuvered by British generals with larger armies.

Washington Irving (1783-1859) was an American author, essayist, biographer, historian, and diplomat of the early 19th century. He is best known for his short stories "Rip Van Winkle" and "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" both of which appear in his book The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent. His historical works include biographies of George Washington and Oliver Goldsmith, and several histories of 15th-century Spain, dealing with subjects such as the Moors and the Alhambra. Irving served as the U.S. ambassador to Spain from 1842 to 1846.

THE COLLECTED HISTORICAL WORKS OF WASHINGTON IRVING (Illustrated Edition): Life of George Washington, The Adventures of Captain Bonneville, Astoria, Chronicle ... of Granada, Life of Oliver Goldsmith

Musaicum Books presents to you this carefully created volume of "THE COLLECTED HISTORICAL WORKS OF WASHINGTON IRVING (Illustrated Edition)" This ebook has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices.

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION

SPEECH: NEW YORK, FEBRUARY 18, 1842 by Charles Dickens

BIOGRAPHY OF WASHINGTON IRVING by Charles Dudley Warne

A TOUR ON THE PRAIRIES

THE ADVENTURES OF CAPTAIN BONNEVILLE

ASTORIA

CHRONICLE OF THE CONQUEST OF GRANADA

LIFE OF OLIVER GOLDSMITH

LIFE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON

THE STUDENT'S LIFE OF WASHINGTON

Washington Irving (1783-1859) was an American author, essayist, biographer, historian, and diplomat.

THEODORE ROOSEVELT - Memoirs of the 26th President of the United States: Boyhood and Youth, Education, Political Ideals, Political Career (the New York ... Doctrine and Winning the Nobel Peace Prize

This book is an autobiography written by Theodore Roosevelt, one of the most impressive figures of the entire American History. Statesman, historian, writer, explorer, soldier and naturalist, Roosevelt leads us through his life discovering at the same time his political ideals and his love of the frontier and the great outdoors.

Contents:

Boyhood and Youth

The Vigor of Life

Practical Politics

In Cowboy Land

Applied Idealism

The New York Police

The War of America the Unready

The New York Governorship

Outdoors and Indoors

The Presidency; Making an Old Party Progressive

The Natural Resources of the Nation

The Big Stick and the Square Deal

Social and Industrial Justice

The Monroe Doctrine and the Panama Canal

Beyond the Clouds: Why I Became a Military Writer

Mark Berent is a well-known author of many Vietnam airwar books and articles. In this article he recounts the people and events that motivated him to write. As he says:

"They're out there now, somewhere beyond our eyes, beyond the clouds, rolling and soaring in towering cathedrals flying beautiful airplanes that need only the fuel of their love. These are the men I honor...

Humanities World Report 2015

This book is open access under a CC BY license. The first of its kind, this 'Report' gives an overvi....

Song To Kill A Giant (Latvian contemporary)

25 years ago, the people of Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania united under broad democratic movements to demand from the Soviet Union the freedom which was taken from them in 1940. One can only admire the courage of these people who, armed only with songs and an urge for justice, challenged the Soviet giant. The world was shaken by this peaceful singing revolution, because it threatened the finely-adjusted bipolar balance of world order. Back then, hardly anyone believed that the Baltic States would even have a chance for greater autonomy in the Soviet Union, let alone their regaining independence.

The success of the Baltic nation's independence movements shook the Soviet Union at its foundation, and in 1991 lead to its collapse. The world as we had known it since the end of the Second World War had irreversibly changed forever. With the collapse of the Soviet Union, for those nations of Eastern Europe and the Baltics, who had been held captive behind the Iron Curtain, World War Two had finally come to an end.

To understand why, it is important to read Sandra Kalniete's book; it tells the story of strategy and tactics, of the difficult choices and compromises which at every step of the way can threatened the ultimate goal in such mass movements. The success story of the people's movements of Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia can be used as an example for the many millions of people around the world who still yearn for freedom.

Since writing the book in 2000, Kalniete has gone on to become Latvia's ambassador to the United Nations, France and UNESCO, her country's foreign minister, Latvia's first representative to the European Commission, and, in 2009, a member of the European Parliament. She is the author of several other books.

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First digital Edition, 2013

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My name is Bino Byansi Byakuleka: Double essay

,,We must learn to see the stereotypes behind the term asylum seekers. The book is a good start for that." (Susanne Memarnia, taz)

Could you imagine to be a refugee and be treated like a criminal? Not like a human being? How would you like to be welcomed? With Patras Bwansi you can relive this experience. He describes growing up in Uganda with school beatings, tells us about the constant bureaucratic supervision in the German "initial reception facilities", colloquial also called "Lager", as well as his personal outbreak into the protest, calling for humanitarian rights. That this will come only with a political and social rethinking, Lydia Ziemke shows in her text, which is inspired by her artistic work with refugees. This double essay will completely change our thinking about immigrants.

Bino Byansi Byakuleka, formerly known as Patras Bwansi, born in 1979 in Kabale, Uganda is a Textile Artist who currently lives in Berlin. In August 2012 he started a protest tent in Passau Klostergarten and in October he joined the refugee protest camp in Berlin-Kreuzberg at Oranienplatz. Since then he is a full time political activist to change the asylum system in Germany and for LGBTIQ rights.

Lydia Ziemke, born 1978 in Potsdam, lives in Berlin. She studied Classics at the University of Edinburgh and was running the Gilded Balloon Studio Ensemble there for three years. Since 2006, after completing LAMDA's one-year directing Pro-gramme, she divided her time between London and Berlin as a freelance director and dramaturg.

Nixon and the Silver Screen (Chicago Shorts)

Richard Nixon and the film industry arrived in Southern California in the same year, 1913. In Nixon and the Silver Screen, Mark Feeney offers a new and often revelatory way of thinking about one of our most controversial presidents: by looking not just at Nixon's career--but Hollywood's. Nixon viewed more movies while in office than any other president, and Feeney argues that Nixon's story, both in politics and in his personal life, is nothing if not quintessentially American.Bearing in mind the events that shaped his presidency from 1969 to 1974, Feeney sees aspects of Nixon's character--and the nation's--refracted and reimagined in the more than 500 films Nixon watched during his tenure in the White House. The verdict? Nixon's legacy, for better or worse, is forever representative of the "Silver Age" in Hollywood, shaping and being shaped by that flickering silver screen.

Gary Johnson: The Case for a Libertarian President

Who is Gary Johnson? Why is he running for President? What does he stand for?

Gary Johnson is an awe-inspiring example of a man who has come from nothing and molded himself into a leader. He's climbed impossible mountains and faced down ridiculously long odds. This book introduces you to the person who SHOULD be our next President.

On the fence? With Ron Paul out of the picture for 2012, author Matthew Copeland makes the compelling case in favor of supporting Governor Gary Johnson's long-shot presidential campaign.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

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INTRODUCTION: Liberty's Next Champion

CHAPTER 1: An Inspiring Man

CHAPTER 2: Building a Real Business

CHAPTER 3: The Unlikely Governor

CHAPTER 4: A Return to Politics

CHAPTER 5: Breaking the Chains

CHAPTER 6: Where He Stands

CHAPTER 7: Why They're So Afraid

CHAPTER 8: Let's Just Imagine...

CHAPTER 9: In His Own Words...

CHAPTER 10: People Are Talking...

CHAPTER 11: The Revolution Continues

The Gold Tinderbox

Illustrated in color for the first time-the full background to how the secrets behind Nobel-nominated APOCALYPSE 1st 2nd and 3rd editions were brought together to make a compelling wholly new interpretation of familiar events we all thought we were correctly told about,but,as it turned out , we weren`t.

After the Gold Tinderbox is read in full,it becomes obvious WHY we weren`t,and won`t be for a very long time to come.

THE FAR SIDE OF A DEADBEAT DAD

As a former member of the United States Army Special Forces, David

Bryson lived by the motto "De oppresso liber," a Latin phrase that

means "to free from oppression" or "to liberate the oppressed." Little did

he realize that, years later, he would be fighting to liberate not others but

himself from an unjust governmental system.

Slapped with a bill for over $23,000 in allegedly unpaid child support--

a charge based solely on his ex-wife's testimony--Bryson refused to pay.

As a result, his passport was taken away, his wages garnished, his vehicle

seized and sold at auction, and his multiple attempts to refute his ex-wife's

charges denied. Years later, he refuses to surrrender, which means he is still

unable to leave the country, own property, or earn a living.

Fed up with the systematic fraud and perjury he claims he has encountered

throughout the justice system in El Dorado County, California,

which has jurisdiction over his case, Bryson has finally decided to take

matters into his own hands. In this book, he has published his side of the

story, candidly and uneditied, including accompanying legal documentation.

By doing so, he hopes not only to hold the County of El Dorado

accountable for withholding justice in his case but also to prevent other

alleged "deadbeat dads" like him from being presumed guilty before they

have a chance to prove their innocence.