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12 Seconds of Silence

12 Seconds of Silence
How a Team of Inventors, Tinkerers, and Spies Took Down a Nazi Superweapon

by Jamie Holmes

  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release : 2020-08-04
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN : 1328459853
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The riveting story of the American scientists, tinkerers, and nerds who solved one of the biggest puzzles of World War II—and developed one of the most powerful weapons of the war 12 Seconds of Silence is the remarkable, lost story of how a ragtag group of American scientists overcame one of the toughest problems of World War II: shooting things out of the sky. Working in a secretive organization known as Section T, a team of physicists, engineers, and everyday Joes and Janes took on a devilish challenge. To help the Allies knock airplanes out of the air, they created one of the world’s first “smart weapons.” Against overwhelming odds and in a race against time, mustering every scrap of resource, ingenuity, and insight, the scientists of Section T would eventually save countless lives, rescue the city of London from the onslaught of a Nazi superweapon, and help bring about the Axis defeat. A holy grail sought after by Allied and Axis powers alike, their unlikely innovation ranks with the atomic bomb as one of the most revolutionary technologies of the Second World War. Until now, their tale was largely untold. For fans of Erik Larson and Ben Macintyre, set amidst the fog of espionage, dueling spies, and the dawn of an age when science would determine the fate of the world, 12 Seconds of Silence is a tribute to the extraordinary wartime mobilization of American science and the ultimate can-do story.

Sunday Silence

Sunday Silence
A Novel

by Nicci French

  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release : 2018-01-09
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN : 0062676695
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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It started with Monday. But it doesn't end with Sunday. Read Sunday Silence, the new novel in the series that LOUISE PENNY calls "fabulous, unsettling, and riveting" — and brace yourself for the breathtaking series finale in summer 2018. Lover of London, gifted psychologist, frequent police consultant — Frieda Klein is many things. And now she's a person of interest in a murder case. A body has been discovered in the most unlikely and horrifying of places: beneath the floorboards of Frieda's house. The corpse is only months old, but the chief suspect appears to have died more than seven years ago. Except as Frieda knows all too well, he's alive and well and living in secret. And it seems he's inspired a copycat... As the days pass and the body count rises, Frieda finds herself caught in a fatal tug-of-war between two killers: one who won't let her go, and another who can't let her live. Crackling with suspense, packed with emotion, Sunday Silence is a psychological thriller perfect for fans of Elizabeth George and Paula Hawkins.

Conspiracy of Silence

Conspiracy of Silence
The Trauma of Incest

by Sandra Butler

  • Publisher : Volcano Press
  • Release : 1996
  • Pages : 215
  • ISBN : 9781884244124
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Using interviews and case studies, a social worker explores the dynamics of and social response to incestuous assault, stressing its widespread and egalitarian nature

Speech and Silence in American Law

Speech and Silence in American Law
A Book

by Austin Sarat

  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 2010-03-31
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 1139487736
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Rather than abstract philosophical discussion or yet another analysis of legal doctrine, Speech and Silence in American Law seeks to situate speech and silence, locating them in particular circumstances and contexts and asking how context matters in facilitating speech or demanding silence. To understand speech and silence we have to inquire into their social life and examine the occasions and practices that call them forth and that give them meaning. Among the questions addressed in this book are: who is authorized to speak? And what are the conditions that should be attached to the speaking subject? Are there occasions that call for speech and others that demand silence? What is the relationship between the speech act and the speaker? Taking these questions into account helps readers understand what compels speakers and what problems accompany speech without a known speaker, allowing us to assess how silence speaks and how speech renders the silent more knowable.

Organizing Silence

Organizing Silence
A World of Possibilities

by Robin Patric Clair

  • Publisher : SUNY Press
  • Release : 2021
  • Pages : 259
  • ISBN : 0791499170
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A thought-provoking look at how silence is embedded in our language, society, and institutions. Sexual harassment is explored as an example.

Sunday's Silence

Sunday's Silence
A Novel

by Gina B. Nahai

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2003-04-02
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 0743459458
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Returning to Appalachia to investigate the murder of his father, who was a notorious holy roller, Adam Watkins finds himself powerfully drawn to the suspect, a beautiful woman named Blue, who is rumored to be immune to earthly harm, in a intricately woven novel of love, passion, fundamentalism, and the price of extremism. Reprint.

Silence and Concealment in Political Discourse

Silence and Concealment in Political Discourse
A Book

by Melani Schröter

  • Publisher : John Benjamins Publishing
  • Release : 2013-05-08
  • Pages : 202
  • ISBN : 9027272107
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book constitutes a significant contribution to political discourse analysis and to the study of silence, both from the point of view of discourse analysis as well as pragmatics, and it is also relevant for those interested in politics and media studies. It promotes the empirical study of silence by analysing metadiscourse about politicians’ silence and by systematically conceptualising the communicativeness of silence in the interplay between intention (to be silent), expectation (of speech) and relevance (of the unsaid). Three cases of sustained metadiscourse about silent politicians from Germany are analysed to exemplify this approach, based on media texts and protocols of parliamentary inquiries. Ideals of political transparency and communicative openness are identified as a basis for (disappointed) expectations of speech which trigger and determine metadiscourse about politicians’ silences. Finally, the book deals critically with the role of those who act as advocates of ‘the public’s’ demand to speak out.

Silence

Silence
A Book

by Ahmad Abdallah

  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Release : 2021
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 1300868899
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Knowledge, Language and Silence

Knowledge, Language and Silence
Selected Papers

by Anna Brożek,Jacek Jadacki

  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Release : 2016-01-14
  • Pages : 404
  • ISBN : 9004312676
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Izydora Dąmbska (1904-1982) was a Polish philosopher; a student of Kazimierz Twardowski, and his last assistant. The present volume includes twenty eight translations of her representative papers.

"Silence, Music, Silent Music "

'Silence, Music, Silent Music '
A Book

by Nicky Losseff

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2017-07-05
  • Pages : 268
  • ISBN : 1351548646
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The contributions in this volume focus on the ways in which silence and music relate, contemplate each other and provide new avenues for addressing and gaining understanding of various realms of human endeavour. The book maps out this little-explored aspect of the sonic arena with the intention of defining the breadth of scope and to introduce interdisciplinary paths of exploration as a way forward for future discourse. Topics addressed include the idea of 'silent music' in the work of English philosopher Peter Sterry and Spanish Jesuit St John of the Cross; the apparently paradoxical contemplation of silence through the medium of music by Messiaen and the relationship between silence and faith; the aesthetics of Susan Sontag applied to Cage's idea of silence; silence as a different means of understanding musical texture; ways of thinking about silences in music produced during therapy sessions as a form of communication; music and silence in film, including the idea that music can function as silence; and the function of silence in early chant. Perhaps the most all-pervasive theme of the book is that of silence and nothingness, music and spirituality: a theme that has appeared in writings on John Cage but not, in a broader sense, in scholarly writing. The book reveals that unexpected concepts and ways of thinking emerge from looking at sound in relation to its antithesis, encompassing not just Western art traditions, but the relationship between music, silence, the human psyche and sociological trends - ultimately, providing deeper understanding of the elemental places both music and silence hold within world philosophies and fundamental states of being. Silence, Music, Silent Music will appeal to those working in the fields of musicology, psychology of religion, gender studies, aesthetics and philosophy.

The Great Silence

The Great Silence
Britain from the Shadow of the First World War to the Dawn of the Jazz Age

by Juliet Nicolson

  • Publisher : Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
  • Release : 2010-06-01
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 0802197043
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This account of British life in the wake of World War I is “social history at its very best . . . insightful and utterly absorbing” (Minneapolis Star-Tribune). As the euphoria of Armistice Day in 1918 quickly subsided, there was no denying the carnage that the Great War had left in its wake. Grief and shock overwhelmed the psyche of the British people—but from their despair, new life would slowly emerge. For veterans with faces demolished in the trenches, surgeon Harold Gillies brings hope with his miraculous skin-grafting procedure. Women win the vote, skirt hems leap, and Brits forget their troubles at packed dance halls. And two years later, the remains of a nameless combatant would be laid to rest in the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Westminster Abbey, as “The Great Silence,” observed in memory of the countless dead, halted citizens in silent reverence. This history of two transformative years in the life of a nation features countless characters, from an aging butler to a pair of newlyweds, from the Prince of Wales to T.E. Lawrence, the real-life Lawrence of Arabia. The Great Silence depicts a nation fighting the forces that threaten to tear it apart and discovering the common bonds that hold it together. “A pearl of anecdotal history, The Great Silence is a satisfying companion to major studies of World War I and its aftermath . . . as Nicolson proceeds through the familiar stages of grief—denial, anger and acceptance—she gives you a deeper understanding of not only this brief period, but also how war’s sacrifices don’t end after the fighting stops.” —The Seattle Times “It may make you cry.” —The Boston Globe

Silence Whispers

Silence Whispers
A Book

by George Breed

  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Release : 2008-03
  • Pages : 188
  • ISBN : 059548090X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Muse has a great sense of humor.She had been speaking to me when I awoke in the morning, so I promised her that when I awoke with her words in my head, I would write them down.She began awaking me at two and three a.m.I kept my promise. The writings here are the result.She spoke to me of the story of The Grand Empt and his invitation to the great adventure, of stories from the Bible, of unseen birds singing, and of the temptations of spiritual candy.She spoke to me of the Voodoo Zombie World, of Endarkenment, and of prayers to circumvent their effects. She gave me words of delight, like "transuniversalphilosynthesis" and "spermeggo".She spoke to me of transformations of consciousness, of spiritual intelligence, of falling to pieces, and of the bone of karma. She spoke to me of naked water flowing, of the essence of healing, and of Jonah and the Worm.The Muse kept her promise and I kept mine.The rest is up to you.

The Art of Mindful Silence

The Art of Mindful Silence
A Book

by Adam Ford

  • Publisher : Ivy Press
  • Release : 2011-10-24
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN : 1908005157
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Art of Mindful Silence explores our existential search for mindful solitude, what it can mean, and how we can all benefit from peaceful solace. Silence-seeker Adam Ford wisely interrogates the quiet spaces and pauses in life, drawing upon the spirtual use of solitude in religious traditions from Native American intitiation ceremonies to Christian hermitages. He examines the creative power of silence as a source of inner strength and self-knowledge, and also reveals its darker side when used as a political or relationship weapon. Through personal anecdote and practical daily meditations, The Art of Mindful Silence shows how we can all find moments of soothing peace to nourish our spirits in an increasingly chaotic world.

Humor, Silence, and Civil Society in Nigeria

Humor, Silence, and Civil Society in Nigeria
A Book

by Ebenezer Obadare

  • Publisher : Boydell & Brewer
  • Release : 2016-02-29
  • Pages : 188
  • ISBN : 158046551X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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An important contribution to the debate on forms of civil society in Africa and elsewhere, and to the global literature on dissent.

Saturday's Silence

Saturday's Silence
R. S. Thomas and Paschal Reading

by Richard McLauchlan

  • Publisher : University of Wales Press
  • Release : 2016-11-15
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 1783169222
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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R. S. Thomas is recognised globally as one of the major poets of the twentieth century. Such detailed attention as has been paid to the religious dimensions of his work has, however, largely limited itself to such matters as his obsession with the ‘absent God’, his appalled fascination with the mixed cruelty and wonder of a divinely created world, his interest in the world-view of the ‘new physics’, and his increasingly heterodox stance on spiritual matters. What has been largely neglected is his central indebtedness to key features of the ‘classic’ Christian tradition. This book concentrates on one powerful and compelling example of this, reading Thomas’s great body of religious work in the light of the three days that form the centre of the Gospel narrative; the days which tell of the death, entombment and resurrection of Christ.

Power of Silence

Power of Silence
A Book

by Carlos Castaneda

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 1991-06
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 067173248X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Carlos recollects more of the teachings of Don Juan, including the true importance and meaning of sorcery and magic, and the illusory nature of all realities

Singing Silence

Singing Silence
A Book

by Osho

  • Publisher : Diamond Pocket Books (P) Ltd.
  • Release : 2021
  • Pages : 184
  • ISBN : 9788171821525
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Silence in the Second Language Classroom

Silence in the Second Language Classroom
A Book

by J. King

  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 2013-10-31
  • Pages : 211
  • ISBN : 1137301481
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Why are second language learners in Japan's universities so silent? This book investigates the perplexing but intriguing phenomenon of classroom silence and draws on ideas from psychology, sociolinguistics and anthropology to offer a unique insight into the reasons why some learners are either unable or unwilling to speak in a foreign language.

Silence Fallen

Silence Fallen
A Book

by Patricia Briggs

  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2017-03-07
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 0698195817
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In the #1 New York Times bestselling Mercy Thompson novels, the coyote shapeshifter has found her voice in the werewolf pack. But when Mercy’s bond with the pack—and her mate—is broken, she’ll learn what it truly means to be alone... Attacked and abducted in her home territory, Mercy finds herself in the clutches of the most powerful vampire in the world, taken as a weapon to use against alpha werewolf Adam and the ruler of the Tri-Cities vampires. In coyote form, Mercy escapes—only to find herself without money, without clothing, and alone in the heart of Europe... Unable to contact Adam and the rest of the pack, Mercy has allies to find and enemies to fight, and she needs to figure out which is which. Ancient powers stir, and Mercy must be her agile best to avoid causing a war between vampires and werewolves, and between werewolves and werewolves. And in the heart of the ancient city of Prague, old ghosts rise...

THE “CULTURE OF SILENCE” CONTRIBUTES TO PERPETUATING DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

THE “CULTURE OF SILENCE” CONTRIBUTES TO PERPETUATING DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
A CASE STUDY OF FAMILY LIFE IN THE BRONG AHAFO REGION OF GHANA

by Gabriel Amoateng-Boahen

  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Release : 2015-06-20
  • Pages : 266
  • ISBN : 1503566560
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This is a unique must-read book. It has a revelation of hidden treasures with bifocal elements of universal need in this generation.