The Assault

Author: Harry Mulisch

Publisher: Pantheon

ISBN: 9780307801869

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

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It is the winter of 1945, the last dark days of World War II in occupied Holland. A Nazi collaborator, infamous for his cruelty, is assassinated as he rides home on his bicycle. The Germans retaliate by burning down the home of an innocent family; only twelve-year-old Anton survives. Based on actual events, The Assault traces the complex repercussions of this horrific incident on Anton's life. Determined to forget, he opts for a carefully normal existence: a prudent marriage, a successful career, and colorless passivity. But the past keeps breaking through, in relentless memories and in chance encounters with others who were involved in the assassination and its aftermath, until Anton finally learns what really happened that night in 1945—and why. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Assault on Fort Wagner

Author: Wendy Vierow

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 0823962237

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

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Provides an overview of the role of African American soldiers in the Civil War, focusing on the establishment of the 54th Massachusetts Regiment and their role in the attack on Fort Wagner on Morris Island, South Carolina.

The Assault

Contents. Cover Title Page Copyright Page Table of Contents The Assault
Epilogue Colophon 1. Cover 2. Title Page 3. Copyright Page 4. Table of Contents
5. Half Title Page 6. The Assault 7. Epilogue 8. Colophon.

Author: Huub Gelissen

Publisher: Gelissen & Gelissen, Publishers

ISBN: 9789493090002

Category: Fiction

Page: 30

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The Illiad-inspired short story of Benny Cocaine and his crew of friends, who find themselves hurled onto a battleground by the emergence of an ex.

The Assault Continues

Volume Two of the Assault on America Saga Michael S. Pendergast III. They all
had numerous spare clips for each, and had also received a rucksack containing
both the materials needed to construct boobytraps – grenades and wire, that sort

Author: Michael S. Pendergast III

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781496923622

Category: Fiction

Page: 798

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America had been attacked and ravaged over three nights by an elite force of Al-Qaeda guerilla teams, but thanks to FBI special agent Philip Calvert and his ad hoc team of agents, cops, and Marine sharpshooters, that assault had been blunted, and many of the attackers killed or captured. Still Al-Qaeda had accomplished much, for the assault had terrified Americans from the smallest hamlets to the largest cities. And so successful had the assault been, that the evil mastermind behind it is now determined to repeat it again and again and again until America bows and submits to Islam and the rule of the supreme Iranian Ayatollah. Unfortunately for this evil genius and his allies, seemingly disgraced agent Philip Calvert is actually still on the job. And so is his team, now no longer an ad hoc group, but America’s premiere anti-terrorist task force – Task Force AT. And its job isn’t simply to counter terrorists and arrest them, but to eliminate them with prejudice

The Assault on Priesthood

A Biblical and Theological Rejoinder Lawrence B. Porter. The Assault on
Priesthood A Biblical and Theological Rejoinder Lawrence B. Porter The Assault
on Priesthood A Biblical and Theological Rejoinder Copyright.

Author: Lawrence B. Porter

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781630876067

Category: Religion

Page: 422

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The concept and institution of priesthood in the Catholic Church has been the subject of serious challenge not only since the time of the Protestant Reformation but also, more recently, from within the Catholic Church, as the Second Vatican Council (1962-1965) and theologians afterward have reconsidered the place and function of priests in relation to both bishops and laity. In dialogue with those challenges, and by means of research into Scripture and the theological tradition--patristic, medieval, and modern--the author of this book considers classic images of priests and priestly ministry as a way of recovering an understanding of the priesthood that is at once both biblically and theological sound.

The Assault on Social Policy

the assault on social policy is even more relevant today, in its second edition,
than it was ten years ago. In the first edition, William Roth investigated poverty,
welfare, health, the social security system, and disability in children. I was
impressed ...

Author: William Roth

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231160063

Category: Political Science

Page: 272

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A number of groups have intensified their attack on social policy over the past ten years, and this revised textbook reflects these developments, along with new research on the hotly contested policy areas of poverty, welfare, disability, social security, and health care. This edition also considers the recent, ongoing effects of globalization and economic challenges on social policy and includes a new chapter on education.

The Assault on Communities of Color

The Assault on Communities of Color provides a vehicle for the nation's leading
thinkers to assist anyone interested in making sure this moment becomes a
movement. The edited volume not only provides an opportunity for us to reflect
upon ...

Author: Kenneth J. Fasching-Varner

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781475819748

Category: Education

Page: 210

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The United States is not post-racial, despite claims otherwise. The days of lynching have been replaced with a pernicious modern racism and race-based violence equally strong and more difficult to untangle. This violence too often results in the killing of Black Americans, particularly males. While society may believe we have transcended race, contemporary history tells another story with the recent killings of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Eric Garner, and others. While their deaths are tragic, the greater tragedy is that incidents making the news are only a fraction of the assault on communities of color in. This volume takes seriously the need for concentrated and powerful dialogue to emerge in the wake of these murders that illuminates the assault in a powerful and provocative way. Through a series of essays, written by leading and emerging academics in the field of race studies, the short “conversations” in this collection challenge readers to contemplate the myth of post-raciality, and the real nature of the assaults on communities of color. The essays in this volume, all under 2000 words, cut to the heart of the matter using current assaults as points of departure and is relevant to education, sociology, law, social work, and criminology.

The Assault on Fundamentalism

The Assault On Fundamentalism I am reading to you from the 6th chapter of the
book of Ephesians, beginning with the 10th verse: a€oeFinally, my brethren, be
strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Put on the whole armour of God,

Author: Wes Auger

Publisher: Challenge Press


Category: Religion

Page: 23

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Dr. Auger is an evangelist, and this is one of his most effective and hard-hitting messages ever preached. It documents how the fundamentals of the faith have been attacked on every hand, not only by known liberals, but also by some of those often considered to be fundamentalists.

The Assault on International Law

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Author: Jens David Ohlin

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199987405

Category: Law

Page: 289

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International law presents a conceptual riddle. Why comply with it when there is no world government to enforce it? The United States has a long history of skepticism towards international law, but 9/11 ushered in a particularly virulent phase of American exceptionalism. Torture becameofficial government policy, President Bush denied that the Geneva Conventions applied to the war against al-Qaeda, and the US drifted away from international institutions like the International Criminal Court and the United Nations. Although American politicians and their legal advisors are often the public face of this attack, the root of this movement is a coordinated and deliberate attack by law professors hostile to its philosophical foundations, including Eric Posner, Jack Goldsmith, Adrian Vermeule, and John Yoo. In aseries of influential writings they have claimed that since states are motivated primarily by self-interest, compliance with international law is nothing more than high-minded talk. These abstract arguments then provide a foundation for dangerous legal conclusions: that international law is largelyirrelevant to determining how and when terrorists can be captured or killed; that the US President alone should be directing the War on Terror without significant input from Congress or the judiciary; that US courts should not hear lawsuits alleging violations of international law; and that the USshould block any international criminal court with jurisdiction over Americans. Put together, these polemical accounts had an enormous impact on how politicians conduct foreign policy and how judges decide cases - ultimately triggering America's pernicious withdrawal from international cooperation. In The Assault on International Law, Jens Ohlin exposes the mistaken assumptions of these "New Realists," in particular their impoverished utilization of rational choice theory. In contrast, he provides an alternate vision of international law based on a truly innovative theory of human rationality.According to Ohlin, rationality requires that agents follow through on their plans even when faced with opportunities for defection. Seen in this light, international law is the product of nation-states cooperating to escape a brutish State of Nature - a result that is not only legally binding butalso in each state's self-interest.

The Assault on Equality

Peter Knapp, Jane C. Kronick, R. William Marks, Miriam G. Vosburgh. Chapter 7
The Assault on Education and Affirmative Action 214 Only a portion of the
political implications of the earlier analysis is made explicit in Part IV of The Bell
Curve .

Author: Peter Knapp

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0275955451

Category: Political Science

Page: 281

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A defense of affirmative action, welfare, and other liberal social welfare policies against the attacks from the new political right.

The Assault on Diversity

The Reagan-era assault on the gains of the civil rights movement, which was
based in the Justice Department, the Equal Employment Opportunity
Commission, and the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, was the work of a core
group of ...

Author: Lee Cokorinos

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0742524760

Category: Political Science

Page: 203

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An essential handbook on the complex network of conservative foundations, think tanks, legal advocacy groups, and coordinating structures working to undermine the historic gains of the civil rights movement.

The Assault on Tony s

Author: John O'Brien

Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic

ISBN: 9780802197313

Category: Fiction

Page: 226

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The Assault on Tony's is an unapologetic, unsentimental, and at times exuberant examination of the joys and sorrows of intoxication, combining the inimitable unflinching eye and grim wit of John O'Brien, author of Leaving Las Vegas. Barricaded in a bar called Tony's while a riot rages outside, the characters that people The Assault on Tony's are united by their desire to drink to the end, no matter what the consequences. In this stark and darkly humorous novel, social alliances are forged and challenged as each member of this macabre party ignores his fears in favor of keeping his tumbler full to the brim. As time goes on and the liquor supply starts to dwindle, the novel reaches a gritty intensity as it exposes the highs and lows of the human spirit.

The Assault on Reason

It is truly power that is key to understanding the cynical manipulation of faith and
the assault on reason. Over time, this administration has focused more and more
of its attention on the operations of this vicious cycle, and slowly but surely, ...

Author: Al Gore

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101202319

Category: Political Science

Page: 352

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Now With a New Preface and Final Chapter: “Post-Truth: On Donald Trump and the 2016 Election” What has happened to our country and how can we fix it? We are in the midst of a deepening crisis for our democracy. After the strangest election cycle in modern American history it is important that we address the grave threats to our way of life that were glaringly revealed in this campaign. In The Assault on Reason, Nobel Peace Prize winner and former Vice President Al Gore examines how faith in the power of reason—the idea that citizens can govern themselves through rational debate—is in peril. Our democracy depends on a well-informed citizenry and a two-way conversation about ideas, but our public sphere has been degraded by fake news and the politics of fear, partisanship, and blind faith. Now updated to investigate the rise of Trump and post-truth politics, The Assault on Reason is a call to rebuild the vitality of American democracy by restoring the nation’s information ecosystem so that we can start making good decisions again.

The Assault on Truth

I should make it clear that my interest in writing The Assault on Truth had nothing
to do with the recovery of memories. I was interested in the reality of sexual
abuse, so the topic of recovered memories is not one I address in any depth in
this ...

Author: Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson

Publisher: Untreed Reads

ISBN: 9781611872804

Category: Psychology

Page: 208

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In 1896, Sigmund Freud presented his revolutionary "seduction theory," arguing that acts of sexual abuse and violence inflicted on children are the direct cause of adult mental illness. Nine years later, Freud completely reversed his position, insisting that these sexual memories were actually fantasies that never happened. Why did Freud retract the seduction theory? And why has the psychoanalytic community gone to such lengths to conceal that retraction? In this landmark book, drawing on his unique access to formerly sealed and hidden papers, Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson dares to uncover the truth about this critical turning point in Freud's career and its enduring impact on the theory and practice of psychoanalysis. The Assault on Truth reveals a reality that neither Freud nor his followers could bear to face. Bracing in its honesty, gripping in its revelations, this is the book that prompted Masson's break with the psychoanalytic community-and launched his subsequent brilliant career as an independent thinker and writer."

The Assault on Public Education

The Assault on Public Education provides us with a set of articulate analyses of
what the future likely will hold if we do not engage in the hard and committed
labor of countering these dangerous tendencies today. —Michael W. Apple John

Author: William Watkins

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 9780807771433

Category: Education

Page: 225

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In this timely interdisciplinary volume, William Watkins has brought together leading scholars and activists to address some of the most urgent issues facing public education. What is underneath and behind the language of choice, efficiency, and improvement in current neoliberal discourse? How will urban and poor populations be affected? Will privatization lead to increased stratification in our schools? How can public education not only be saved but re-imagined? In accessible language, renowned contributors explore and critique corporate school reform to both inform and serve as an organizing tool for teachers, parents, students, and citizens committed to genuine public education. Book Features: A comprehensive critique of how corporate power is disrupting universal public education. An illumination of how corporate school reform threatens unions, racial progress, and democracy. An illustration of how private wealth forges public policy. A case study of the public school system in New Orleans. Contributors: Pauline Lipman • Kennneth Saltman • Alfie Kohn • Jack Gerson • Malila N. Robinson • Catherine A. Lugg • William H. Watkins • Ann G. Winfield • Kristen L. Buras William H. Watkins is a professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago and author of The White Architects of Black Education. “As The Assault on Public Education makes so very clear. . . we are witnessing the growth of a destructive set of policies in education and the larger society. This book provides us with a set of articulate analyses of what the future will likely hold if we do not engage in the hard and committed labor of countering these dangerous tendencies today.” —From the Foreword by Michael W. Apple, University of Wisconsin–Madison “The Assault on Public Education is a powerful assemblage of scholars, practitioners, and activists who are willing to stand up to the entrenched interests arrayed against public education as we know it. This is a must read for thinking citizen scholars.” —Gloria Ladson-Billings, University of Wisconsin-Madison “Today is a pivotal moment for America and its schools. Teachers and others who envision schools that enhance democratic life will find critical theoretical and practical guidance in this book. Use it.” —Daniel Perlstein, Graduate School of Education, University of California, Berkeley “Watkins has produced an important and timely work—a much-needed corrective to the dumbing-down of educational policy discourse. The essays here offer a very real challenge to those who have confounded market-based policy with school reform and the well-being of children with the well-being of corporations.” —Charles Payne, University of Chicago

Summary The Assault on Reason

When reason itself comes under assault, then our democratic system is put in
peril. Reason is the enemy of those who seek to dominate, oppress, and
subjugate others. It is no accident, for instance, that despots discourage the free
flow of ...

Author: BusinessNews Publishing

Publisher: Primento

ISBN: 9782511001820

Category: Political Science

Page: 44

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The must-read summary of Al Gore's book: “The Assault on Reason”. This complete summary of "The Assault of Reason" by Al Gore, prominent American political activist and former Vice President, presents his argument that the public and political sphere has degraded into a place that is hostile to reason. He suggests rational debate and clear thinking, instead of campaigns and discussions based on fear and secrecy. Added-value of this summary: • Save time • Understand how the public debate sphere can lose its rationality • Expand your knowledge of American politics and society To learn more, read "The Assault on Reason" and discover Al Gore's view that reasoned debate should always be prioritised over misuses of fear and faith.

The Assault that Failed

1 / These were the words which opened Robert McNamara ' s introduction to the
influential World Bank report of 1975 , entitled The Assault on World Poverty - a
report which was to herald a new phase in international lending , with the ...

Author: Mosharaff Hossain

Publisher: Geneva : United Nations Research Institute for Social Development

ISBN: STANFORD:36105040732450

Category: Bangladesh

Page: 170

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The Assault

Reproduction of the original: The Assault by Frederic William Wile

Author: Frederic William Wile

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 9783732658862

Category: Fiction

Page: 328

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Reproduction of the original: The Assault by Frederic William Wile

Senate Documents

I heard it said that the rebel Colonel Lamb told a naval officer that he had
supposed the naval assault was the main assault ; that he had 750 men to resist
the attack of the army , and 750 men to resist the attack of the navy ; and that ,
supposing ...

Author: United States Senate


ISBN: BSB:BSB11037373



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Queen s Bench and Practice Court Reports

And this may be the case even in murder or manslaughter , for it may happen that
the prisoner has severely assaulted the deceased , and . the death may have
been supposed to have been the result of such assault , and the prisoner may ...

Author: Ontario. Court of King's Bench


ISBN: UOM:35112103063642

Category: Law reports, digests, etc


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