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The Search for Al Qaeda

Author : ,

ISBN10 : 9780815704522

Publisher : Brookings Institution Press

Number of Pages : 186

Category : Political Science

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Book Summary: Al Qaeda is the most dangerous terrorist movement in history. Yet most people in the West know very little about it, or their view is clouded by misperceptions and half truths. This widely acclaimed book fills this gap with a comprehensive analysis of al Qaeda—the origins, leadership, ideology, and strategy of the terrorist network that brought down the Twin Towers and continues to threaten us today. Bruce Riedel draws on decades of insider experience—he was actually in the White House during the September 11 attacks—in profiling the four most important figures in the al Qaeda movement: Usama bin Laden, ideologue and spokesman Ayman Zawahiri, former leader of al Qaeda in Iraq Abu Musaib al Zarqawi (killed in 2006), and Mullah Omar, its Taliban host. These profiles provide the base from which Riedel delivers a much clearer understanding of al Qaeda and its goals, as well as what must be done to counter and defeat this most dangerous menace.

Respected Sir, Wedding Song, The Search

Author : Naguib Mahfouz

ISBN10 : 0525432043

Publisher : Anchor

Number of Pages : 464

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: A new volume of three novels–previously published separately by Anchor–by Naguib Mahfouz, winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature. Together with The Beggar, The Thief and The Dogs, and Autumn Quail (published by Anchor in December 2000), these novels represent a comprehensive collection of Mahfouz’s artful meditations on post-revolution Egypt. Diverse in style and narrative technique, they render a nuanced and universally resonant vision of modern life in the Middle East. Respected Sir, “a latter-day Bleak House in Arabic” (The New York Times), revisits a familiar theme–vaulting ambition–in a powerful and religious metaphor. Wedding Song, “one of Mahfouz’s most enjoyable works” (The Chicago Tribune), is a psychological drama, focusing on how four very different kinds of minds apprehend and reckon with the realities that surround them. The Search is a powerful, lurid, and compelling story of lust, greed, and murder.

The Search

Author : ,

ISBN10 : 1630042331

Publisher : PublishAmerica

Number of Pages : N.A

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The Search

Author : Grace Livingston Hill

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Publisher : Good Press

Number of Pages : 223

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: "The Search" by Grace Livingston Hill. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

The Search

Author : Naguib Mahfouz

ISBN10 : 0525431691

Publisher : Anchor

Number of Pages : 144

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: A powerful story of lust, greed and murder. Unflinching, tough, and dramatic, The Search was most certainly intended to be a harsh criticism of Post-Revolution morality, but, on its most elemental level, it is a lurid and compelling tale.

The Search for Fundamentals

Author : Lieteke van Vucht Tijssen,Jan Berting,Frank Lechner

ISBN10 : 9401585008

Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media

Number of Pages : 294

Category : Religion

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Book Summary: Modernity dissolves absolute certainties; late modernity dissolves them absolutely. In the modern world system there appears to be no firm, unchallenged ground on which to construct a meaningful canopy. But around the world, many individuals and groups long for a kind of cultural coherence that they believe once existed. They search for fundamentals. While these may be sought in religious traditions, many also aspire to new secular certainties. In their various new forms and contexts the contemporary quests for meaning in turn transform the societies in which they occur. The rich comparative examples in The Search for Fundamentals are used to analyze the sources and consequences of several cultural movements. The book also offers theoretical reflections on the difficulties they experience and on the message they carry for students of modernity. Audience: A broad readership of scholars and advanced students in the social sciences and humanities.

The Search

Author : Joyce Murphy Arendt

ISBN10 : 1489728120

Publisher : LifeRich Publishing

Number of Pages : 306

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: After her friend Abby’s spectacularly romantic wedding in Illinois, Victoria Berhenke returns to her home town in Arkansas to visit her mother and brothers, but she has an ulterior motive. She is determined to find her father, who disappeared after the death of her twin baby brothers, leaving her mother devastated and alone to raise her and her four brothers. Victoria’s guilt over leaving her mother alone to raise the family has haunted her for ten years and until she exhausts all means to find her father and reunite the family, she feels she will never be able to find a love of her own. Not just a love, but the love of her life. Meeting Abby’s new husband’s handsome brother, Raymond, has awakened her desire for love and family. Could Raymond be the one? However, back in Arkansas her childhood buddy reappears on the scene. Now, a handsome and successful Pastor, Jeremy makes himself available to help her in her search for her father, and is very, very attentive, making her more confused than ever. Perhaps one of these men will be her forever love. Which one? Or, is there someone else on her horizon? She won’t know until she finds her father. If she’s not too late.

The Search for Shehakim

Author : S. L. Brown

ISBN10 : 1525561766

Publisher : FriesenPress

Number of Pages : N.A

Category : Juvenile Fiction

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Book Summary: An evening of storytelling around the fire turns into an exciting adventure for Mahana, a young girl who lives on the island of Ua Huka, when she hears a voice calling her name. The voice leads her to the beach, where she falls asleep in a boat. Mahana loves to dream about travelling to new places, and she deeply desires to visit Shehakim (heaven), so when the boat breaks loose and she wakes up to find herself drifting out to sea, she decides to sail towards a star that points to heaven. Along the way, she meets Tarila, a young dolphin who became separated from her pod when a shark attacked. Tarila is caught in some loose fishing net, so Mahana frees her and together they continue on the adventure, encountering storms, hunger, and fatigue. Mahana eventually falls asleep and dreams of visiting her grandparents in Shehakim, which surprisingly looks a lot like Ua Huka! After several days of drifting, they discover Tarila's pod. Now reunited with her family, Tarila and the pod help Mahana find her way home, but not before a repeat encounter with the shark! Young readers will delight in this tale of courage, friendship, and ocean life. As Mahana discovers, we don’t have to wait to know the happiness that heaven holds, because the secret is appreciating what we have today with our family and friends.

The Search for Sanity

Author : S. Leff,V. Leff

ISBN10 : 1483138844

Publisher : Elsevier

Number of Pages : 152

Category : Health & Fitness

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Book Summary: The Search for Sanity provides a comprehensive discussion of the issue of mental illness. The book begins by addressing the question of whether society is sick. This is followed by separate chapters on the social aspects of mental health; the problems caused by sex such as prostitution, sexually transmitted disease, and illegitimate births; how the quest for power can destroy people; and ways people try to escape from reality, including drug use and alcohol consumption. Subsequent chapters cover the treatment for mental illness, how treatment helps, hospital care, and ways the community can help. The final chapter deals with the promotion of mental health and prevention of mental illness.

The Seeker, the Search, the Sacred

Author : Guy Finley

ISBN10 : 9781609256050

Publisher : Weiser Books

Number of Pages : 160

Category : Body, Mind & Spirit

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Book Summary: From the bestselling author of The Essential Laws of Fearless Living and The Courage to Be Free. The Seeker, the Search, the Sacred is about the universal and timeless spiritual principles that lead us to a personal discovery of divine guidance and higher insight. This is a landmark work by self realization teacher and bestselling author Guy Finley, who offers it as compelling evidence that within every human being dwells a nameless Sacred Being that teaches us to live in the light of our own true selves. In The Seeker, the Search, the Sacred, Finley presents passages from all the major religious traditions and philosophies to demonstrate how they all work in concert to describe different aspects of a single compassionate, loving, and divine intelligence. Finley includes hundreds of quotes and inspiring thoughts from writers, teachers, and philosophers from around the world, making The Seeker, the Search, the Sacred an essential guide for positive living and creating an authentic life.

The Search for Ted Turner

Author : Howard Kirby

ISBN10 : 1312991372

Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc

Number of Pages : N.A

Category : Art

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Book Summary: This book describes the life and art of Theodore Roy (Ted) Turner. It describes the aspects of his life and art, first as a University of Virginia professor for thirty five years followed by seventeen years as a full time artist.

The Search for Value in Supply Chains

Author : Procyon Mukherjee

ISBN10 :

Publisher : Blue Rose Publishers

Number of Pages : 293

Category : Business & Economics

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Book Summary: The book, “The Search for Value in Supply Chains”, is about the journey of the author (Procyon Mukherjee) over 34 years in the field of supply chains that spanned continents and covers several aspects of global supply chains and the puzzles around them. On one hand, it is about his experiences, it is also about the experiences of many others in the Universities of learning from Operations Planning, Manufacturing, Logistics, Procurement, and Finance; these universities are actually the workplaces where the puzzles in the supply chain get created a day in and day out and get solved as well. The book unravels some of the complexities that entail supply chain dynamics, which could be in planning, procurement, or logistics. The examples in his book are taken from global supply chains as much as from local set-ups. The book captures very unique puzzles, including the ones created during the Covid-19 pandemic, the disruptions that come once during a lifetime. The object of the book is to reach supply chain practitioners and leaders and facilitate their journey, which is becoming complex by the day. Topics covered a span from Strategic dimensions, planning puzzles, organizational Enforcements, Core logistics to the Procurement Principles, Data integration, and Sustainability. Numerous case studies capturing the essence of problem-solving in diverse supply chains are part of the book. The purpose of the book is to evince interest in raising more questions and inquiries into the vast field of supply chain management and in the process sharpen the understanding of the subject.

The Search for Montana Red

Author : Ralph Cotton

ISBN10 :

Publisher : Cotton-Branch Publishing

Number of Pages : 294

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: The Ranger Lives for the Hunt - The Outlaw Lives for the Killing - Now They Are About to Come Face to Face at Last. Arizona Ranger Sam Burrack is a man of courage with a lightning-quick draw. His goal is swift justice, and his aim is as sure as death. With a .58 caliber rifle behind his saddle and a list of outlaws next to his heart, he tracks his prey relentlessly, alone, and to the bitter end. No one under the badlands sun would put the Ranger’s skills to the test like Montana Red Hollis, a man more brutal than any beast and more cunning than any desperado the Ranger has ever hunted. No one is safe from the wrath of Montana Red and, until the Ranger took up the search, no one was brave enough to stop him. Now, on the high badlands where the fastest gun rules and only the strongest survive, a bloodthirsty killer is about to meet his match. From master storyteller Ralph Cotton comes an extraordinary story about lawmen and the lawless—and of gun justice in the rugged American West.

The search for an identity

Author : Rama Srivastava

ISBN10 : 164899606X

Publisher : Notion Press

Number of Pages : 102

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: The Search for identity: The journey of an Indian Girl was written in the light of Indian being a patriarchal society since ages, where the differences between the feelings, dreams and aspirations for girls and boys are considered differently until today. The author pens it down as a journey of love, passion, hurt, betrayal, affection, courage and introspection. As a psychologist, psychopathologist and a social analyst, the author has seen the families of India very closely for 20 years. She has the eyes of being a psychological detective of the minds of people. She has tried to pen down the feelings of a girl since the time of birth until adulthood in a beautiful manner. The book talks about the birth of the girl and how she grows up in the surrounding of the patriarchy. She grows, blossoms and turns into a young girl with dreams and tonnes of strengths. The book further dwells upon how she faces various challenges and overcomes them through her strong self-identity and comes up with flying colours. The book also explains ways to handle various real life situations faced by girls and women of the society keeping in mind the scientifically proven techniques.

The Search for El Dorado (Totally True Adventures)

Author : Lois Miner Huey

ISBN10 : 0553536168

Publisher : Random House Books for Young Readers

Number of Pages : 112

Category : Juvenile Nonfiction

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Book Summary: Was the City of Gold a real place? Treasure seekers and mystery readers alike will love this action-packed Totally True Adventure. Towers of gold! Glittering streets! Jewels, coins, and more! Early Spanish explorers heard a story about El Dorado. It was a lost city in the Americas made of gold. The explorers believed it was real—and they believed they could find it! Soon the story became a legend, and the legend changed the world. But the city of El Dorado has not been found . . . yet. This nonfiction chapter book makes history exciting and accessible for younger readers and features illustrations, photographs, a map, Common Core connections, and additional Story Behind the Story facts. Perfect for readers of the I Survived series and the Who Was . . . ? series, Totally True Adventures are captivating nonfiction stories with not-to-be-missed bonus content.

Women, Imagination and the Search for Truth in Early Modern France

Author : Rebecca M. Wilkin

ISBN10 : 1351871609

Publisher : Routledge

Number of Pages : 264

Category : Literary Criticism

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Book Summary: Grounded in medical, juridical, and philosophical texts of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century France, this innovative study tells the story of how the idea of woman contributed to the emergence of modern science. Rebecca Wilkin focuses on the contradictory representations of women from roughly the middle of the sixteenth century to the middle of the seventeenth, and depicts this period as one filled with epistemological anxiety and experimentation. She shows how skeptics, including Montaigne, Marie de Gournay, and Agrippa von Nettesheim, subverted gender hierarchies and/or blurred gender difference as a means of questioning the human capacity to find truth; while "positivists" who strove to establish new standards of truth, for example Johann Weyer, Jean Bodin, and Guillaume du Vair, excluded women from the search for truth. The book constitutes a reevaluation of the legacy of Cartesianism for women, as Wilkin argues that Descartes' opening of the search for truth "even to women" was part of his appropriation of skeptical arguments. This book challenges scholars to revise deeply held notions regarding the place of women in the early modern search for truth, their role in the development of rational thought, and the way in which intellectuals of the period dealt with the emergence of an influential female public.

Pragmatism and the Search for Coherence in Neuroscience

Author : Jay Schulkin

ISBN10 : 1137526734

Publisher : Springer

Number of Pages : 254

Category : Philosophy

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Book Summary: We have known for over a thousand years that the brain underlies behavioral expression, but effective scientific study of the brain is only very recent. Two things converge in this book: a great respect for neuroscience and its many variations, and a sense of investigation and inquiry demythologized. Think of it as foraging for coherence.

The Search

Author : Nora Roberts

ISBN10 : 1101188707

Publisher : Penguin

Number of Pages : 480

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 1890

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Book Summary: A canine Search and Rescue volunteer fights danger and finds love in the Pacific Northwest wilderness in this riveting #1 New York Times bestseller from Nora Roberts. To most people, Fiona Bristow seems to have an idyllic life—a quaint house on an island off Seattle’s coast, a thriving dog-training school and a challenging volunteer job performing Canine Search and Rescue. But Fiona got to this point by surviving a nightmare: an encounter with the Red Scarf Killer, who shot and killed Fiona’s cop fiancé and his K-9 partner. On Orcas Island, Fiona has found the peace and solitude necessary to rebuild her life with her three loyal Labs. But all that changes on the day intensely private wood artist Simon Doyle barrels up her drive with an out-of-control puppy, desperate for her help. As Fiona embarks on training Jaws, and Simon begins to appreciate both dog and trainer, the past tears back into Fiona’s life. A copycat killer has emerged out of the shadows, a man whose bloodlust has been channeled by a master with one motive: to reclaim the woman who slipped out of his hands...

The Search for the Underground Railroad in South-Central Ohio

Author : Tom Calarco

ISBN10 : 1439673535

Publisher : Arcadia Publishing

Number of Pages : 176

Category : History

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Book Summary: The Underground Railroad remains one of America's most ennobling true stories, and the people of Ohio played their part in this heroic endeavor. Suffering a crisis of conscience, Presbyterian minister James Gilliland left his South Carolina home for Red Oak, where he became one of the state's earliest and strongest abolitionists. Peru Township's Richard Dillingham died helping the enslaved escape bondage. In Alum Creek, three generations of the Benedict family risked life and limb doing the same. Quakers Jane and Valentine Nicholson of Clinton County carted many a fugitive to freedom, as did Wilmington Quaker Abraham Allen with his trusty Liberator wagon. Drawing on decades of research, author Tom Calarco uncovers the real tales of our nation's quest for freedom and equality for all.