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Dictator's Way

Dictator's Way
A Bobby Owen Mystery

by E.R. Punshon

  • Publisher : Dean Street Press
  • Release : 2015-08-03
  • Pages : 300
  • ISBN : 1910570400
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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When an old acquaintance of Bobby Owen’s from Oxford days turns up out of the blue, he needs help. Bobby little suspects that investigating the sinister enclave of ‘Dictator’s Way’ will quickly set in train a series of momentous events, involving Bobby in a fistfight with an ex-professional boxer, kidnap, peril at sea and international intrigue - not to mention encounters with the mysterious and attractive Olive Farrar in whom Bobby might just have met his match. Dictator’s Way is the tenth of E.R. Punshon’s acclaimed Bobby Owen mysteries, first published in 1938 and part of a series which eventually spanned thirty-five novels. “What is distinction? The few who achieve it step - plot or no plot - unquestioned into the first rank... in the works of Mr. E.R. Punshon we salute it every time.” Dorothy L. Sayers “Mr E.R. Punshon is one of the most entertaining and readable of our sensational novelists because his characters really live and are not merely pegs from which a mystery depends.” Punch

The Dictator's Handbook

The Dictator's Handbook
Why Bad Behavior is Almost Always Good Politics

by Bruce Bueno de Mesquita,Alastair Smith

  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2011-09-27
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 1610390458
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A groundbreaking new theory of the real rules of politics: leaders do whatever keeps them in power, regardless of the national interest. As featured on the viral video Rules for Rulers, which has been viewed over 3 million times. Bruce Bueno de Mesquita and Alastair Smith's canonical book on political science turned conventional wisdom on its head. They started from a single assertion: Leaders do whatever keeps them in power. They don't care about the "national interest"-or even their subjects-unless they have to. This clever and accessible book shows that democracy is essentially just a convenient fiction. Governments do not differ in kind but only in the number of essential supporters, or backs that need scratching. The size of this group determines almost everything about politics: what leaders can get away with, and the quality of life or misery under them. The picture the authors paint is not pretty. But it just may be the truth, which is a good starting point for anyone seeking to improve human governance.

The Dictator's Dilemma

The Dictator's Dilemma
The Chinese Communist Party's Strategy for Survival

by Bruce Dickson

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2016-05-16
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 0190228563
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Many observers predicted the collapse of the Chinese Communist Party following the Tiananmen Square crackdown in 1989, and again following the serial collapse of communist regimes behind the Iron Curtain. Their prediction, however, never proved true. Despite minor setbacks, China has experienced explosive economic growth and relative political stability ever since 1989. In The Dictator's Dilemma, eminent China scholar Bruce Dickson provides a comprehensive explanation for regime's continued survival and prosperity. Dickson contends that the popular media narrative of the party's impending implosion ignores some basic facts. The regime's policies may generate resentment and protest, but the CCP still enjoys a surprisingly high level of popular support. Nor is the party is not cut off from the people it governs. It consults with a wide range of specialists, stakeholders, and members of the general public in a selective yet extensive manner. Further, it tolerates and even encourages a growing and diverse civil society, even while restricting access to it. Today, the majority of Chinese people see the regime as increasingly democratic even though it does not allow political competition and its leaders are not accountable to the electorate. In short, while the Chinese people may prefer change, they prefer that it occurs within the existing political framework. In reaching this conclusion, Dickson draws upon original public opinion surveys, interviews, and published materials to explain why there is so much popular support for the regime. This basic stability is a familiar story to China specialists, but not to those whose knowledge of contemporary China is limited to the popular media. The Dictator's Dilemma, an engaging synthesis of how the CCP rules and its future prospects, will enlighten both audiences, and will be essential for anyone interested in understanding China's increasing importance in world politics.

The Dictator's Learning Curve

The Dictator's Learning Curve
Tyranny and Democracy in The Modern World

by William J Dobson

  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2013-03-07
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 1448182557
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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It’s not easy being a dictator these days. From Tahrir Square to the Kremlin, downtown Caracas to the Forbidden City, we have witnessed an incredible moment in the war between dictators and democracy. The problem is that today’s authoritarians are not like the frozen-in-time, ready-to-crack regime of North Korea. They are ever-morphing, technologically savvy, and have replaced more brutal forms of intimidation with subtle coercion. But as dictators have become more nimble, so have the inspiring people who oppose their rule. The Dictator’s Learning Curve explains this historic moment and offers hope for the future of freedom.

The Dictator's Children

The Dictator's Children
A Book

by Stephen Brooke

  • Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
  • Release : 2019-04-01
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 1937745619
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Raoul Guzman was dead. Not so the plots that had swirled around the former dictator. Three children he left behind, and a young widow. Were any of them involved in the whirlwind of intrigue that pulled John Wilkins into their world? From glittering, corrupt Havana and Miami Beach, to the violent jungles of Central America, Wilk seeks answers while dodging Marxist rebels, Nazi fugitives, and shadowy American criminals. A novel of adventure and espionage by Stephen Brooke, THE DICTATOR’S CHILDREN

The Dictator’s Seduction

The Dictator’s Seduction
Politics and the Popular Imagination in the Era of Trujillo

by Lauren H. Derby

  • Publisher : Duke University Press
  • Release : 2009-01-01
  • Pages : 428
  • ISBN : 0822390868
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The dictatorship of Rafael Trujillo, who ruled the Dominican Republic from 1930 until his assassination in 1961, was one of the longest and bloodiest in Latin American history. The Dictator’s Seduction is a cultural history of the Trujillo regime as it was experienced in the capital city of Santo Domingo. Focusing on everyday forms of state domination, Lauren Derby describes how the regime infiltrated civil society by fashioning a “vernacular politics” based on popular idioms of masculinity and fantasies of race and class mobility. Derby argues that the most pernicious aspect of the dictatorship was how it appropriated quotidian practices such as gossip and gift exchange, leaving almost no place for Dominicans to hide or resist. Drawing on previously untapped documents in the Trujillo National Archives and interviews with Dominicans who recall life under the dictator, Derby emphasizes the role that public ritual played in Trujillo’s exercise of power. His regime included the people in affairs of state on a massive scale as never before. Derby pays particular attention to how events and projects were received by the public as she analyzes parades and rallies, the rebuilding of Santo Domingo following a major hurricane, and the staging of a year-long celebration marking the twenty-fifth year of Trujillo’s regime. She looks at representations of Trujillo, exploring how claims that he embodied the popular barrio antihero the tíguere (tiger) stoked a fantasy of upward mobility and how a rumor that he had a personal guardian angel suggested he was uniquely protected from his enemies. The Dictator’s Seduction sheds new light on the cultural contrivances of autocratic power.

Rogue Warrior: Dictator's Ransom

Rogue Warrior: Dictator's Ransom
A Book

by Richard Marcinko,Jim DeFelice

  • Publisher : Forge Books
  • Release : 2009-09-29
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 1429989017
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Is Kim Jong-il really a fanatical fan of Dick Marcinko, the Rogue Warrior? Has the terrifying tyrant actually read every one of Marcinko's many New York Times bestsellers? One thing is certain: the Rogue Warrior wants nothing to do with the brutal despot. When, in Dictator's Ransom, "the loathsome dwarf"--as George W. Bush derided him--invites Marcinko to the Hermit Kingdom, the Rogue Warrior instantly declines...prompting the CIA to RSVP on his behalf. Marcinko is to track down four covert nuclear warheads secreted in the Supreme Leader's palace. More than just a thriller, Dictator's Ransom is a novel of electrifying energy and wicked wit. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Dictator's Shadow

The Dictator's Shadow
Life Under Augusto Pinochet

by Heraldo Munoz

  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2008-09-02
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 0786726040
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Augusto Pinochet was the most important Third World dictator of the Cold War, and perhaps the most ruthless. In The Dictator's Shadow, United Nations Ambassador Heraldo Munoz takes advantage of his unmatched set of perspectives -- as a former revolutionary who fought the Pinochet regime, as a respected scholar, and as a diplomat -- to tell what this extraordinary figure meant to Chile, the United States, and the world. Pinochet's American backers saw his regime as a bulwark against Communism; his nation was a testing ground for U.S.-inspired economic theories. Countries desiring World Bank support were told to emulate Pinochet's free-market policies, and Chile's government pension even inspired President George W. Bush's plan to privatize Social Security. The other baggage -- the assassinations, tortures, people thrown out of airplanes, mass murders of political prisoners -- was simply the price to be paid for building a modern state. But the questions raised by Pinochet's rule still remain: Are such dictators somehow necessary? Horrifying but also inspiring, The Dictator's Shadow is a unique tale of how geopolitical rivalries can profoundly affect everyday life.

The Dictator's Last Night

The Dictator's Last Night
A Book

by Yasmina Khadra

  • Publisher : Gallic Books
  • Release : 2015-10-16
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN : 1910477249
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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October 2011. In the dying days of the Libyan civil war, Muammar Gaddafi is hiding out in his home town of Sirte along with his closest advisors. They await a convoy that will take them south, away from encroaching rebel forces and NATO aerial attacks. The mood is sombre. In what will be his final night, Gaddafi reflects on an extraordinary life, whilst still raging against the West, his fellow Arab nations and the ingratitude of the Libyan people. In this gripping imagining of the last hours of President Gaddafi, Yasmina Khadra provides us with fascinating insight into the mind of one of the most complex and controversial figures of recent history.

A S R Index 2019

A S R Index 2019
A Book

by Jan Young

  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Release : 2022
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 1794750363
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Drama and Theatre

Drama and Theatre
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1965
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Roman Antiquities

Roman Antiquities
A Book

by Alexander Adam

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1872
  • Pages : 439
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A Smaller Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities

A Smaller Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities
Abridged from the Larger Dictionary

by William Smith

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1868
  • Pages : 474
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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McCarty's Annual Statistician

McCarty's Annual Statistician
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1881
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Statistician and Economist

The Statistician and Economist
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1879
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, etc

A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, etc
A Book

by William Smith

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1875
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A History of Rome

A History of Rome
A Book

by Robert Fowler Leighton

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1878
  • Pages : 515
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Wallace's Monthly

Wallace's Monthly
An Illustrated Magazine Devoted to Domesticated Animal Nature

by John Hankins Wallace

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1881
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Holstein-Friesian Herd-book

Holstein-Friesian Herd-book
A Book

by Holstein-Friesian Association of America

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1969
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Type and Production Yearbook

Type and Production Yearbook
A Book

by Holstein-Friesian Association of America

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1953
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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