Blood Flag

Blood Flag Author Steve Martini
ISBN-10 9780062328977
Release 2016-05-17
Pages 464
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Defending a client accused of killing her father, attorney Paul Madriani is drawn into a treacherous conspiracy dating to World War II in this enthralling installment in the New York Times bestselling series. Paul Madriani and Harry Hinds have a new client: Emma Brauer, a woman accused in the “mercy killing” of her aged father, Robert Brauer. Insisting she’s innocent, Emma tells Paul about a package sent to her father shortly before he entered the hospital. Bequeathed to him by a member of his unit from World War II, the box contains a key and a slip of paper. Emma fears that this package is connected to her father’s death. When Paul’s young assistant Sofia is murdered, Madriani is blindsided by the realization that Emma’s fears are well-grounded. Digging into Robert’s military history, Madriani discovers that other members of the Army unit Robert served with have recently died—under similarly suspicious circumstances. When he finds that the box sent to Brauer relates to a mysterious talisman that went missing at the end of the war—a feared Nazi relic known as the “Blood Flag”—Madriani and Hinds realize they are in for the fight of their lives. With Emma’s life on the line and their own safety in jeopardy, Madriani must uncover the truth before the evil of the Blood Flag is allowed to spin a new web.



The Blood Flag

The Blood Flag Author James W. Huston
ISBN-10 9781504670548
Release 2015-11-10
Pages 277
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The Blood Flag was last seen on October 18, 1944, when Heinrich Himmler displayed it proudly as he commissioned the Volkssturm, the Nazi Party’s new militia created to avert the certain defeat that awaited Germany. Hitler believed the Blood Flag, Blutfahne, carried sacred powers. It held the blood of the first Nazi martyrs, those killed in the Beer Hall Putsch in Munich in 1923, when Hitler first tried to take over Germany. Several Nazis were shot and fell onto the flag, pouring their blood into the already red fabric. That flag—with a white circle and a black swastika in the middle—still lives. Kyle Morrissey, a special agent for the FBI, travels to Europe with his father to see him receive the Legion of Honor from France for his service at Normandy. But after the ceremony, while traveling through Germany, Kyle and his family encounter neo-Nazis perpetuating the evil philosophy he thought his father’s generation had ended once and for all. Kyle soon discovers that tens of thousands are ready to raise the swastika once more and renew the hatred of the thirties and forties. Baffled and furious, Kyle embarks on a personal mission to bring down the movement. But how? In trying to understand the history of Nazism, Kyle learns of the Blood Flag and knows it is the key to his success. From DC to Dresden to Recklinghausen and Argentina, the Blood Flag leads Kyle on a worldwide race in an attempt to end international Nazism for good. "Move over Tom Clancy and Dale Brown—make room at the bar for James Huston." —Stephen Coonts, New York Times bestselling author, praise for the author "If you like Tom Clancy, Huston is a good step up." —Washington Post Book World, praise for the author "[A] lightning-paced novel...Travel to all corners of the world in this thriller that'll keep you on the edge of your seat." —National Examiner



Colors and Blood

Colors and Blood Author Robert E. Bonner
ISBN-10 069111949X
Release 2004
Pages 223
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As rancorous debates over Confederate symbols continue, Robert Bonner explores how the rebel flag gained its enormous power to inspire and repel. In the process, he shows how the Confederacy sustained itself for as long as it did by cultivating the allegiances of countless ordinary citizens. Bonner also comments more broadly on flag passions--those intense emotional reactions to waving pieces of cloth that inflame patriots to kill and die. Colors and Blood depicts a pervasive flag culture that set the emotional tone of the Civil War in the Union as well as the Confederacy. Northerners and southerners alike devoted incredible energy to flags, but the Confederate project was unique in creating a set of national symbols from scratch. In describing the activities of white southerners who designed, sewed, celebrated, sang about, and bled for their new country's most visible symbols, the book charts the emergence of Confederate nationalism. Theatrical flag performances that cast secession in a melodramatic mode both amplified and contained patriotic emotions, contributing to a flag-centered popular patriotism that motivated true believers to defy and sacrifice. This wartime flag culture nourished Confederate nationalism for four years, but flags' martial associations ultimately eclipsed their expression of political independence. After 1865, conquered banners evoked valor and heroism while obscuring the ideology of a slaveholders' rebellion, and white southerners recast the totems of Confederate nationalism as relics of the Lost Cause. At the heart of this story is the tremendous capacity of bloodshed to infuse symbols with emotional power. Confederate flag culture, black southerners' charged relationship to the Stars and Stripes, contemporary efforts to banish the Southern Cross, and arguments over burning the Star Spangled Banner have this in common: all demonstrate Americans' passionate relationship with symbols that have been imaginatively soaked in blood.



The Blood red Arab Flag

The Blood red Arab Flag Author Charles E. Davies
ISBN-10 0859895092
Release 1997-01-01
Pages 453
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During the years 1797-1820 the Qasimi Arabs or Qawasim, inhabitants of the present day United Arab Emirates, acquired an enduring reputation as ruthless pirates. Some of their victims flew the British flag, and thus their actions were to provide the initial stimulus and justification for 150 years of British involvement in the Gulf. Recently, however, it has been doubted whether the Qawasim were in fact pirates. In a scholarly but accessible account founded on contemporary sources, illustrated with testimonies of eye-witnesses and participants, this book sets out to decide this controversial question. By making use of valuable and hitherto untapped archival material, Charles Davies strongly evokes a flavour of life in the Gulf in this turbulent and formative period in the Gulf's history. This book represents the first in-depth investigation into this controversial subject. It is based on original research and and helps to explain why the Gulf is as it is today.



Blood Sacrifice and the Nation

Blood Sacrifice and the Nation Author Carolyn Marvin
ISBN-10 0521626099
Release 1999-03-11
Pages 398
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This compelling book argues that American patriotism is a civil religion of blood sacrifice, which periodically kills its children to keep the group together. The flag is the sacred object of this religion; its sacrificial imperative is a secret which the group keeps from itself to survive. Expanding Durkheim's theory of the totem taboo as the organizing principle of enduring groups, Carolyn Marvin uncovers the system of sacrifice and regeneration which constitutes American nationalism, shows why historical instances of these rituals succeed or fail in unifying the group, and explains how mass media are essential to the process. American culture is depicted as ritually structured by a fertile center and sacrificial borders of death. Violence plays a key part in its identity. In essence, nationalism is neither quaint historical residue nor atavistic extremism, but a living tradition which defines American life.



Conversations on Blood Flag by Steve Martini

Conversations on Blood Flag by Steve Martini Author Daily Books
ISBN-10 1541302087
Release 2017-01-04
Pages 66
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Blood Flag by Steve Martini A Brief Look Inside: EVERY GOOD BOOK CONTAINS A WORLD FAR DEEPERthan the surface of its pages. The characters and its world come alive, and even after the last page of the book is closed,the story still lives on, inciting questions and curiosity.Conversation Starters is peppered with questions designed tobring us beneath the surface of the pageand invite us into this world that continues to lives on. These questions can be used to... Create Hours of Conversation: * Foster a deeper understanding of the book* Promote an atmosphere of discussion for groups* Assist in the study of the book, either individually or corporately* Explore unseen realms of the book as never seen beforeDisclaimer: This book you are about to enjoy is an independent resource to supplement the original book, enhancing your experience of Blood Flag. If you have not yet purchased a copy of the original book, please do before purchasing this unofficial Conversation Starters.



The True Flag

The True Flag Author Stephen Kinzer
ISBN-10 9781627792172
Release 2017-01-24
Pages 368
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The bestselling author of Overthrow and The Brothers brings to life the forgotten political debate that set America’s interventionist course in the world for the twentieth century and beyond. How should the United States act in the world? Americans cannot decide. Sometimes we burn with righteous anger, launching foreign wars and deposing governments. Then we retreat—until the cycle begins again. No matter how often we debate this question, none of what we say is original. Every argument is a pale shadow of the first and greatest debate, which erupted more than a century ago. Its themes resurface every time Americans argue whether to intervene in a foreign country. Revealing a piece of forgotten history, Stephen Kinzer transports us to the dawn of the twentieth century, when the United States first found itself with the chance to dominate faraway lands. That prospect thrilled some Americans. It horrified others. Their debate gripped the nation. The country’s best-known political and intellectual leaders took sides. Theodore Roosevelt, Henry Cabot Lodge, and William Randolph Hearst pushed for imperial expansion; Mark Twain, Booker T. Washington, and Andrew Carnegie preached restraint. Only once before—in the period when the United States was founded—have so many brilliant Americans so eloquently debated a question so fraught with meaning for all humanity. All Americans, regardless of political perspective, can take inspiration from the titans who faced off in this epic confrontation. Their words are amazingly current. Every argument over America’s role in the world grows from this one. It all starts here.



The Confederate Battle Flag

The Confederate Battle Flag Author John M. COSKI
ISBN-10 0674029860
Release 2009-06-30
Pages 448
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Beautiful Minds explains how and why apes and dolphins are so distantly related yet so cognitively alike and what this teaches us about another large-brained mammal: Homo sapiens. Noting that apes and dolphins have had no common ancestor in nearly 100 million years, Bearzi and Stanford describe the parallel evolution that gave rise to their intelligence.



Under the Blood Red Sun

Under the Blood Red Sun Author Graham Salisbury
ISBN-10 9780307548528
Release 2008-12-30
Pages 272
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Tomi was born in Hawaii. His grandfather and parents were born in Japan, and came to America to escape poverty. World War II seems far away from Tomi and his friends, who are too busy playing ball on their eighth-grade team, the Rats. But then Pearl Harbor is attacked by the Japanese, and the United States declares war on Japan. Japanese men are rounded up, and Tomi’s father and grandfather are arrested. It’s a terrifying time to be Japanese in America. But one thing doesn’t change: the loyalty of Tomi’s buddies, the Rats.



Captain Blood

Captain Blood Author Rafael Sabatini
ISBN-10 9780486112992
Release 2013-04-09
Pages 256
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Physician and country gentleman Peter Blood is forced to turn from medicine to piracy in this swashbuckling classic brimming with stolen treasure, adventure on the high seas, and romance.



Flags of Our Fathers

Flags of Our Fathers Author James Bradley
ISBN-10 9780307979261
Release 2012-02-29
Pages 224
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Now abridged for young people, Flags of Our Fathers is the unforgettable chronicle of perhaps the most famous moment in American military history: the raising of the U. S. flag at Iwo Jima. Here is the true story behind the immortal photograph that has come to symbolize the courage and indomitable will of America. In February 1945, American Marines plunged into the surf at Iwo Jima–and into history. The son of one of the flag raisers has written a powerful account of six very different men who came together in the heroic battle for the Pacific’s most crucial island.



The Blood Red Flag

The Blood Red Flag Author Bruce T. Clark
ISBN-10 9781468517385
Release 2004-12-01
Pages 468
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Action-suspense-romance thriller set in the early 1980's in the lush greenery of Guatedora, a tropical Central American country, where the government is waging an undeclared war against its indigenous population. The story centers on the actions of Cloudia Patina, a plucky woman in her early twenties, who boldly ventures to El Centro Security Prison to rescue her American boyfriend, Dr. Kevin Boyle, who has been "disappeared" for stealing toys. The toys had originally been given to the President of the country by the American First Lady and meant for homeless indigenous children, but the playthings had been secretly stashed by a ruthless army colonel who intended to resell the toys for profit. Time is running out, as Cloudia attempts at all odds to succeed at rescuing Kevin from prison before the brutal colonel arrives to teach him a lesson the American doctor may not survive. Using a series of flashbacks and flash-forwards to embellish character motivations and situations, Extremely Urgent attempts to involve the reader in the reality of living in a modern third-world country. Extremely Urgent brings to life the arrogance and terror of Central American death squads as well as the humanity of the people who strive to survive in the militia's wake.



Black Flags

Black Flags Author Joby Warrick
ISBN-10 9780385538220
Release 2015-09-29
Pages 368
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WINNER OF THE 2016 PULITZER PRIZE FOR GENERAL NONFICTION “A Best Book of 2015”—The New York Times, The Washington Post, People Magazine, San Francisco Chronicle, Kansas City Star, and Kirkus Reviews In a thrilling dramatic narrative, awarded the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction, Joby Warrick traces how the strain of militant Islam behind ISIS first arose in a remote Jordanian prison and spread with the unwitting aid of two American presidents. When the government of Jordan granted amnesty to a group of political prisoners in 1999, it little realized that among them was Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, a terrorist mastermind and soon the architect of an Islamist movement bent on dominating the Middle East. In Black Flags, an unprecedented character-driven account of the rise of ISIS, Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Joby Warrick shows how the zeal of this one man and the strategic mistakes of Presidents Bush and Obama led to the banner of ISIS being raised over huge swaths of Syria and Iraq. Zarqawi began by directing terror attacks from a base in northern Iraq, but it was the American invasion in 2003 that catapulted him to the head of a vast insurgency. By falsely identifying him as the link between Saddam and bin Laden, U.S. officials inadvertently spurred like-minded radicals to rally to his cause. Their wave of brutal beheadings and suicide bombings persisted until American and Jordanian intelligence discovered clues that led to a lethal airstrike on Zarqawi’s hideout in 2006. His movement, however, endured. First calling themselves al-Qaeda in Iraq, then Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, his followers sought refuge in unstable, ungoverned pockets on the Iraq-Syria border. When the Syrian civil war broke out in 2011, and as the U.S. largely stood by, ISIS seized its chance to pursue Zarqawi’s dream of an ultra-conservative Islamic caliphate. Drawing on unique high-level access to CIA and Jordanian sources, Warrick weaves gripping, moment-by-moment operational details with the perspectives of diplomats and spies, generals and heads of state, many of whom foresaw a menace worse than al Qaeda and tried desperately to stop it. Black Flags is a brilliant and definitive history that reveals the long arc of today’s most dangerous extremist threat. From the Hardcover edition.



Killing Hitler

Killing Hitler Author Roger Moorhouse
ISBN-10 9780553382556
Release 2007
Pages 374
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Looks at the diverse unsuccessful attempts to assassinate Adolf Hitler, profiles the various conspirators involved in the incidents, and speculates about the potential global ramifications if one of the attempts had been successful. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.



Muslim Nationalism and the New Turks

Muslim Nationalism and the New Turks Author Jenny White
ISBN-10 9781400851256
Release 2014-04-27
Pages 288
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Turkey has leapt to international prominence as an economic and political powerhouse under its elected Muslim government, and is looked on by many as a model for other Muslim countries in the wake of the Arab Spring. In this book, Jenny White reveals how Turkish national identity and the meanings of Islam and secularism have undergone radical changes in today's Turkey, and asks whether the Turkish model should be viewed as a success story or a cautionary tale. This provocative book traces how Muslim nationalists blur the line between the secular and the Islamic, supporting globalization and political liberalism, yet remaining mired in authoritarianism, intolerance, and cultural norms hostile to minorities and women. In a new afterword, White analyzes the latest political developments, particularly the mass protests surrounding Gezi Park, their impact on Turkish political culture, and what they mean for the future.



Facing the Flag

Facing the Flag Author Jules Verne
ISBN-10
Release 2015-11-03
Pages 162
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INDEX CHAPTER I. HEALTHFUL HOUSE. CHAPTER II. COUNT D’ARTIGAS. CHAPTER III. KIDNAPPED. CHAPTER IV. THE SCHOONER EBBA. CHAPTER V. WHERE AM I? CHAPTER VI. ON DECK. CHAPTER VII. TWO DAYS AT SEA. CHAPTER VIII. BACK CUP. CHAPTER IX. INSIDE BACK CUP CHAPTER X. KER KARRAJE. CHAPTER XI. FIVE WEEKS IN BACK CUP. CHAPTER XII. ENGINEER SERKO’S ADVICE. CHAPTER XIII. GOD BE WITH IT. CHAPTER XIV. BATTLE BETWEEN THE “SWORD” AND THE TUG. CHAPTER XV. EXPECTATION. CHAPTER XVI. ONLY A FEW MORE HOURS. CHAPTER XVII. ONE AGAINST FIVE. CHAPTER XVIII. ON BOARD THE “TONNANT.”



Anna Dressed in Blood

Anna Dressed in Blood Author Kendare Blake
ISBN-10 9781408319451
Release 2012-07-05
Pages 384
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Cas Lowood is no ordinary guy - he hunts dead people. People like Anna. Anna Dressed in Blood. A beautiful, murderous ghost entangled in curses and rage. Cas knows he must destroy her, but as her tragic past is revealed, he starts to understand why Anna has killed everyone who's ever dared to enter her spooky home. Everyone, that is, except Cas...