Archive for the ‘English and US / History & Essais’

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The author :  Nicholas Freudenberg

Publishing House : Oxford  University  Press

The first trade examination of the relationships between corporations, governments, and public health

Highly current, with relevence to current US controversies surrounding obesity, food systems, health care reform, and gun control

Local, state, and national examples of affirmative and negative relationships between corporations, governments, and public health

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# EIPA – CONFRONTATIONS / THE REPUTATION PLAYBOOK

Posted by AT on Jeudi 4 décembre 2014

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Author : Jennifer Janson

Publisher: Harriman House

Why do some companies have a seemingly flawless reputation while others constantly fight a losing battle?

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# EIPA – CONFRONTATIONS / FLAGS IN HISTORY AND PROTOCOL

Posted by AT on Samedi 14 septembre 2013

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Auteur: Jean-Claude Meyer

Editeur : Books on Demand

The objective of this concise book is widder than just explaining the protocol of flags per se.

A more basic question is often set aside, namely why should one pay any attention on how to place or how to treat flags?

We all understand the attention paid to heads of States or governments in protocol. Flags however are basically nothing more than a piece of coloured tissue fixed to a pole.

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Ilan Peleg, Lafayette College, Pennsylvania

Dov Waxman, City University of New

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Arguing that a comprehensive and lasting solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict depends on a resolution of the Jewish-Palestinian conflict within Israel as much as it does on resolving the conflict between Israel and Palestinians in the Occupied Territories, this timely book explores the causes and consequences of the growing conflict between Israel’s Jewish majority and its Palestinian-Arab minority.

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Author: Christopher Kemp

Publisher: University Of Chicago Press;

A really enjoyable read of a rare product with a rich history. From the beaches of New Zealand to the windswept coast of Massachusetts we are taken on a journey for a rare glimpse of a clandestine industry. The eccentric charachters involved in this trade are described in great detail as are the exotic locales like Stewart Island and the cold climes of Dunedin on the South Island of New Zealand. Highly recommended to be enjoyed with a good cup of coffee overlooking the ocean, I know my next beach trip will be enhanced by this book!

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Douglas W. Jones and Barbara Simons

Center for the Study of Language and Information

For many of US citizens, the presidential election of 2000 was a wake-up call. The controversy following the vote count led to demands for election reform. But the new voting systems that were subsequently introduced to the market have serious security flaws, and many are confusing and difficult to use. Moreover, legislation has not kept up with the constantly evolving voting technology, leaving little to no legal recourse when votes are improperly counted.

How did we come to acquire the complex technology we now depend on to count votes?  Douglas Jones and Barbara Simons probe this question, along with public policy and regulatory issues raised by our voting technologies.  Broken Ballots is a thorough and incisive analysis of the current voting climate that approaches American elections from technological, legal, and historical perspectives.  The authors examine the ways in which Americans vote today, gauging how inaccurate, unreliable, and insecure our voting systems are. An important book for election administrators, political scientists, and students of government and technology policy, Broken Ballots is also a vital tool for any voting American.

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Wilmot James , Jakes Gerwel , Jeanne Viall

Tafelberg

Pour nos lecteurs anglophones, un grand livre sur l’histoire du Vin en Afrique du Sud …

Provocative and quirky, Grape is the highly readable story of vineyards and wines in South Africa. It takes us from the earliest Dutch settlers’ struggle to plant vines under difficult conditions, through slavery, the forgotten black wine makers, land dispossession, a long history of making plonk (with a few exceptions) and the emergence of a world-class fine wine culture in the 1990s.

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THE LONGEST WAR

Posted by AT on Lundi 8 août 2011


Inside The Enduring Conflict Between America and Al-Qaeda

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Peter L. Bergen

Free Press / 1St Edition


What makes “The Longest War,” a new book by Peter L. Bergen, CNN’s national security analyst, particularly useful is that it provides a succinct and compelling overview of these huge, complex subjects, drawing upon other journalists’ pioneering work as well as the author’s own expertise in terrorism and interviews with a broad spectrum of figures including leading counterterrorism officials, members of the Taliban, failed suicide bombers, family and friends of Osama bin Laden and top American military officers.

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Nelson Mandela

Macmillan


Nelson Mandela is widely considered to be one of the most inspiring and iconic figures of our age. Now, after a lifetime of taking pen to paper to record thoughts and events, hardships and victories, he has bestowed his entire extant personal papers, which offer an unprecedented insight into his remarkable life.

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FREEDOM™

Posted by AT on Lundi 1 août 2011

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Daniel Suarez

Dutton Adult


Freedom is a solid sequel to Deamon and together they form a compelling thriller. For those that like big ideas and technological innovations you are in for a treat. No longer are big ideas and fully realized stories mutually exclusive. This is Michael Crichton meets Michael Chabon meets Joseph Campbell - ideas meets characters meets mythology. You do have to read Daemon first, but together they are a fun, intellectually stimulating joy ride through the near future.

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