America´s most proficient covert operations team, hand-picked for its intelligence, analysis, and crisis-management skills, has had many a tough situation thrown at it. Years ago, before North Korea made its belligerent intentions known to the world, Op-Center´s first mission was to thwart a crisis on the Korean peninsula. Since then, it has dealt with the machinations of Russian hard-liners, prevented the resurgence of age-old hatred in Germany, gone underground to prevent Kurdish terrorists from destabilizing the Middle East, subjugated the tensions of rebellious Basques, rescued the entire United Nations from mercenaries, and prevented an all-out war between India and Pakistan. Is it up to the challenge of preventing the next war? Absolutely. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Kramer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/002654de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Today more than 100 small, asymmetric, and revolutionary wars are being waged around the world. This book provides invaluable tools for fighting such wars by taking enemy perspectives into consideration. Using case studies, Manwaring outlines vital survival lessons for leaders and organizations concerned with national security in our contemporary world. The insurgencies Manwaring describes span the globe. Beginning with conflicts in Algeria in the 1950s and 1960s and El Salvador in the 1980s, he goes on to cover the Shining Path and its resurgence in Peru, Al Qaeda in Spain, popular militias in Cuba, Haiti, and Brazil, the Russian youth group Nashi, and drugs and politics in Guatemala, as well as cyber warfare. Large, wealthy, well-armed nations such as the United States have learned from experience that these small wars and insurgencies do not resemble traditional wars fought between geographically distinct nation-state adversaries by easily identified military forces. Twenty-first-century irregular conflicts blur traditional distinctions among crime, terrorism, subversion, insurgency, militia, mercenary and gang activity, and warfare. Manwaring´s multidimensional paradigm offers military and civilian leaders a much needed blueprint for achieving strategic victories and ensuring global security now and in the future. It combines military and police efforts with politics, diplomacy, economics, psychology, and ethics. The challenge he presents to civilian and military leaders is to take probable enemy perspectives into consideration, and turn resultant conceptions into strategic victories. The book is published by University of Oklahoma Press. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Troy W. Hudson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/063640de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
as experienced a popular resurgence worldwide. Almost universally familiar as a dance form, tango is also a distinctive genre of song or canción that was born in the impoverished outskirts of late 19th-century Buenos Aires. Whether sung in Spanish, or as would happen later, in Italian or Russian. Twenty-six songs illustrate the growth and diversity of tango from its Argentine roots to its dissemination throughout Europe and into the Middle East and beyond. These songs are represented both in print – with melody lines, chord boxes and lyrics in their original language and in English – and through classic recordings by the original artists on the accompanying CD. The CD features 26 classic recordings by the original artists. Donald Cohen is a New York born lawyer, history and music professor, guitarist and folklorist, he has also devoted himself to studying and collecting music from Europe and the Americas.SonglistA Media LuzAcompanada Y SolaAna El OwerkeCaminitoCascabelitoEl Bazar De Los JuguetesEl ChocloHon Ghen (Jalousie)La CumparsitaLe Plus Beau Tango Du MondeMalenaMesanichtaMi Buenos Aires QueridoMi Noche TristeOh, Donna ClaraPapirosnSatumaaScrivimiSe Salvo El PibeSenores, Yo Soy Del CentroSombras Nada MasTatjanaViejo CocheVuelvo Al SurYira, YiraYo No Se Que Me Han Hecho Tus Ojos
Penguin presents the audiobook edition of The Romanov Ransom by Clive Cussler and Robin Burcell, read by Scott Brick. The discovery of a long-lost airliner...a modern-day kidnapping...and the return of the most terrifying evil the world has ever seen. When a kidnapping captures the attention of treasure-hunting team Sam and Remi Fargo, they find themselves on the trail of the legendary Romanov Ransom - a Russian fortune stolen by the Nazis during World War II. Hunting a neo-Nazi faction across Europe, North Africa and South America is their greatest quest yet. They must prevent the rise of a Fourth Reich, or witness the resurgence of the greatest evil of the modern world. From the finest adventure writer alive, Clive Cussler´s dark and thrilling mystery will keep you awake late into the night. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Scott Brick. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/pauk/001005de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This book presents a comprehensive study of the influence of Immanuel Kants Critical Philosophy in the Russian Empire, spanning the period from the late 19th century to the Bolshevik Revolution. It systematically details the reception bestowed on Kants ideas during his lifetime and up to and through the era of the First World War. The book traces the tensions arising in the early 19th century between the imported German scholars, who were often bristling with the latest philosophical developments in their homeland, and the more conservative Russian professors and administrators. The book goes on to examine the frequently neglected criticism of Kant in the theological institutions throughout the Russian Empire as well as the last remaining, though virtually unknown, embers of Kantianism during the reign of Nicholas I. With the political activities of many young radicals during the subsequent decades having been amply studied, this book focuses on their largely ignored attempts to grapple with Kants transcendental idealism. It also presents a complete account of the resurgence of interest in Kant in the last two decades of that century, and the growing attempts to graft a transcendental idealism onto popular social and political movements. The book draws attention to the young and budding Russian neo-Kantian movement that mirrored developments in Germany before being overtaken by political events. After obtaining his PhD from the University of Louvain, Nemeth did post-doctoral work in Germany and Australia. He has authored numerous articles on phenomenology, Kant, and Italian as well as Russian philosophy. Nemeth translated works by Gustav Shpet and Vladimir Solovëv in addition to a monograph on the early Solovëv. He contributed to various philosophical encyclopedias and anthologies.
"There is no such thing as a former KGB man." (Vladimir Putin) Despite serving as the president of Russia from 2000 to 2008 following Boris Yeltsin´s regime, and again since the spring of 2012, remarkably little is known of enigmatic former KGB spy Vladimir Putin,other than the most mainstream life statistics and some minimally revealing fragments of memoirs and anecdotal observations. Putin has served as Russia´s Prime Minister as well, in a calculated political tango with Dmitri Medvedev for the purpose of overcoming term limits for the Russian presidency, thereby allowing him to remain a dominant politician well into the 21st century. Putin rose to power in 1999, when Boris Yeltsin dismissed his entire cabinet and fourth prime minister in 17 months, Sergy Stapashin. Fearing that he might be prosecuted once out of office, the exhausted outgoing president drew upon the most loyal resource he had by bringing Lieutenant-Colonel Putin, a former Soviet intelligence agent, out of the remnants of the KGB and into the new intelligence network, the Federal Security Service, before offering him leadership of the Kremlin. When Yeltsin needed it most, "Putin pulled out all the stops...bullying the parliament with a threatening speech and using an embarrassing videotape to discredit the Russian prosecutor general." Thus, at 47 years of age, Putin became the youngest head of state in Russia during modern times, even though he had never held public office in his life. On the face of his administrations, Russia has enjoyed both an economic resurgence and the return of a confident national identity following the break-up of the Soviet Union. Others cite his "systematic efforts to dismantle the country´s democracy and independent media." 1. Language: English. Narrator: Daniel F Purcell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/034119de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Everything is for sale, at some price. But what does it cost - to buy a country? One wily Russian general is about to find out. The phone rings and the offer is made, leaving you only seconds to decide. Betray your country, or watch your family drop dead before your eyes. After the Iron Curtain´s collapse, Russia appears to be finished as a superpower. But KGB general Vasily Karpov is secretly working to restore Russia´s status by forcing Americans into traitorous acts of espionage and sabotage, with the aid of a new secret weapon. Meanwhile, his biggest target is within Russia, where Karpov is plotting to capture the Kremlin for himself. Former US soldier and spy Alex Ferris becomes the first to fathom Karpov´s grand plans. Racing from San Francisco to Siberia, Alex must elude ambushes, assassins, and death from exposure as he wages a one-man war against a growing global threat and the resurgence of the Soviets. Revised edition: This edition of Coercion includes editorial revisions. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dick Hill. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/065949de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.