Human Rights as Battlefields:Changing Practices and Contestations
The Backwash of War - The Human Wreckage of the Battlefield as Witnessed by an American Hospital Nurse (WWI Centenary Series): Ellen Newbold LaMotte
An urgent, prescient, and expert look at how future technology will change virtually every aspect of war as we know it and how we can respond to the serious national security challenges ahead. Future war is almost here: battles fought in cyberspace, biologically enhanced soldiers, autonomous systems that can process information and strike violently before a human being can blink. A leading expert on the place of technology in war and intelligence, Robert H. Latiff, now teaching at the University of Notre Dame, has spent a career in the military researching and developing new combat technologies, observing the cost of our unquestioning embrace of innovation. At its best, advanced technology acts faster than ever to save the lives of soldiers; at its worst, the deployment of insufficiently considered new technology can have devastating unintended or long-term consequences. The question of whether we can is followed, all too infrequently, by the question of whether we should. In Future War, Latiff maps out the changing ways of war and the weapons technologies we will use to fight them, seeking to describe the ramifications of those changes and what it will mean in the future to be a soldier. He also recognizes that the fortunes of a nation are inextricably linked with its national defense and how its citizens understand the importance of when, how, and according to what rules we fight. What will war mean to the average American? Are our leaders sufficiently sensitized to the implications of the new ways of fighting? How are the attitudes of individuals and civilian institutions shaped by the wars we fight and the means we use to fight them? And, of key importance: How will soldiers themselves think about war and their roles within it? The evolving, complex world of conflict and technology demands that we pay more attention to the issues that will confront us before it is too late to control them. Decrying what he describ 1. Language: English. Narrator: Johnathan McClain. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/005278/bk_rand_005278_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Audie Award WinnerEarphones Award WinnerBest of 2016 Science Fiction AudiobookIf you liked Dune, Atlantis Gene and Star Wars—you will love Battlefield Earth!In the year A.D. 3000, Earth is a dystopian wasteland, plundered of its natural resources by alien conquerors known as Psychlos. Fewer than thirty-five thousand humans survive in a handful of communities scattered across the face of a post-apocalyptic Earth.From the ashes of humanity rises a young hero, Jonnie Goodboy Tyler. Setting off on an initial quest to discover a hidden evil, Jonnie unlocks the mystery of humanity’s demise and unearths a crucial weakness in their oppressors. Spreading the seeds of revolt, Jonnie and a small band of survivors pit their quest for freedom in an all-out rebellion that erupts across the continents of Earth and the cosmic sprawl of the Psychlo empire.For the fate of the Galaxy lies on the Battlefield of Earth.´´Over 1,000 pages of thrills, spills, vicious aliens, and noble humans. I found Battlefield Earth un-put-downable.”—Neil Gaiman´´I found it delicious. A masterpiece.”—Robert A. Heinlein´´Pulse-pounding mile-a-minute sci-fi action adventure that does not stop. It is a masterpiece of popular adventure science fiction.”—Brandon Sanderson ´´Space opera that hits the right notes. It´s provocative, exhilarating and genuinely enjoyable.”—SCIFI.COM Unlike any other audiobook ever produced—a fully immersive experience. This state-of-the-art audio engineering has created a wholly cinematic soundtrack with:47½ hours of pulse-pounding drama and action professionally recorded with high-definition sound.A gorgeous cinematic soundtrack with full orchestral compositions and more than 150,0 1. Language: English. Narrator: Josh Clark, Scott Menville, Fred Tatascorie, Stefan Rudnicki, full cast. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gala/000129/bk_gala_000129_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Three scary words. Nobody should ever have to hear a doctor say, ´´You have cancer.´´ This sentence strikes more fear than any other into the human heart, especially if you´ve lost loved ones to the disease. You may believe cancer is a death sentence, even if it isn´t one. At the time of this writing in 2017, with all the advances in medicine, its unknown origin and progression still terrify. If your life has been touched by cancer, please know you´re not alone. I´ve walked miles and miles in your shoes. Now, it´s time for you to sit down, put your feet up and take a breath. I hope this book will encourage you. You´re the reason I wrote it. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Aven Shore. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/088507/bk_acx0_088507_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Power is shifting - from large, stable armies to loose bands of insurgents, from corporate leviathans to nimble start-ups, and from presidential palaces to public squares. But power is also changing, becoming harder to use and easier to lose. As a result, argues award-winning columnist and former Foreign Policy editor Moisés Naím, all leaders have less power than their predecessors, and the potential for upheaval is unprecedented. In The End of Power, Naím illuminates the struggle between once-dominant megaplayers and the new micropowers challenging them in every field of human endeavor. The antiestablishment drive of micropowers can topple tyrants, dislodge monopolies, and open remarkable new opportunities, but it can also lead to chaos and paralysis. Drawing on provocative, original research and a lifetime of experience in global affairs, Naím explains how the end of power is reconfiguring our world. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Moises Naim, Don Hagen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gdan/000898/bk_gdan_000898_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
More than 15 years since its original publication, the number-one New York Times best seller We Were Soldiers Once...and Young is still required reading in all branches of the military. Now, Harold G. Moore and Joseph L. Galloway revisit their relationships with 10 American veterans of the battle, as well as Lt. Gen. Nguyen Hu An, who commanded the North Vietnamese Army troops on the other side, and two of his old company commanders. Moore and Galloway mix gritty and vivid detail with reverence and respect for their comrades. Their ability to capture man´s sense of heroism and brotherhood, their love for their men and their former enemies, and their fascination with the history of this enigmatic country make for riveting listening. We Are Soldiers Still puts a human face on warfare in a way that will not soon be forgotten. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joseph L. Galloway. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/001687/bk_harp_001687_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.