Collateral Damage

The New World Order at Home and Abroad


Author: Cynthia Peters

Publisher: South End Press

ISBN: 9780896084223

Category: Political Science

Page: 433

View: 9641

Written during and after the Persian Gulf War, this anthology includes original research and in-depth analysis of U.S. foreign policy and its domestic repercussions. The contributors look at the war abroad and at home, addressing race, gender, geo-politics, ecology, economics, and the movement for peace and justice.

Cancer, Courage and Collateral Damage

An Inspiring Story of Resilience, Hope and Determination


Author: Raymond J. Stecker

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1479733385

Category: Self-Help

Page: 96

View: 9228

At 46 with a wife and two children and a successful business, the unthinkable happened Brain Cancer. As a multiple sport athlete and an avid golfer, having the core of his being stripped away and knowing it would never come back was devastating. This book is a "no holds barred" full-fledged cancer experience for the reader. It is a journey through the unknown which includes everything from fear, sadness, panic, loneliness and anger to flat out gut-wrenching laughter. The intent is to give a cancer patient, a patient-to-be and their loved ones the strength to fight the battle they must fight and the courage to adjust to whatever kind of future lies ahead.

Frozen Joseph oder: Collateral Damage. Eine Kriminalgeschichte


Author: Herbert Dutzler

Publisher: Haymon Verlag

ISBN: 3709936993

Category: Fiction

Page: 10

View: 1084

Wenn der heilige Josef tropft "Der Josef! Der schaut so echt aus!" Eine Krippenfigur in einer lebensgroßen Krippe zieht die Aufmerksamkeit eines Kindes auf sich. Und plötzlich sackt der heilige Josef in sich zusammen. Keine Wachsfigur, sondern eine gefrorene Leiche - doch wie kommt sie in dieses weihnachtliche Szenario? Wer drapiert eine Leiche in einer Weihnachtskrippe? Und vor allem: Wieso? Mörderisch gut: Kurzgeschichten von Herbert Dutzler Gäbe es ein Rezept für den perfekten Alpenkrimi - Herbert Dutzler hätte es erfunden! Schon in der Bestseller-Serie um Lieblingsermittler Franz Gasperlmaier hat Dutzler überaus erfolgreich bewiesen, wie genau er seine Heimat kennt und wie authentisch er sie darstellen kann. Wie bei einem heimlichen Blick durch ein ländliches Fenster entdeckt man in seinen Kriminalgeschichten Vergnügliches, Aufregendes - und Abgründiges: ein Muss für alle Dutzler-Fans! *********************************************************** ”Herbert Dutzler ist für mich mit Abstand der derzeit beste österreichische Krimiautor. Seine Romane um Franz Gasperlmaier sind längst Kult, und auch seine Krimikurzgeschichten haben Suchtpotential!“ ********************************************************* Preisgekrönte Krimis: 2014 vergab der Hauptverband des Österreichischen Buchhandels 3 GOLDENE BÜCHER für die Krimi-Bestseller von Herbert Dutzler. ********************************************************* Kriminalgeschichten von Herbert Dutzler: Marillenmarmelade für Mamá Modell: Moussy Lace, Farbe: Passion Red Pisser Dienstschluss Die Liebe des Tanzschülers Heute kommt Erwin Rosen pflanzen Blau blüht nicht nur der Enzian Der Mann in der Mauer Das mit dem Ferdi Tatjana tanzt Bär im Bierkrug, Gott und Teufel Frozen Joseph oder: Collateral Damage Aus für Santa Claus

Collateral Damage

Social Inequalities in a Global Age


Author: Zygmunt Bauman

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0745637914

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

View: 5974

The term ‘collateral damage' has recently been added to the vocabulary of military forces to refer to the unintended consequences of armed interventions, consequences that are unplanned but nevertheless damaging and often very costly in human and personal terms. But collateral damage is not unique to the world of armed intervention - it is also one of the most salient and striking dimensions of contemporary social inequality. The inflammable mixture of growing social inequality and the rising volume of human suffering marginalized as ‘collateral' is becoming one of most cataclysmic problems of our time. For the political class, poverty is commonly seen as a problem of law and order - a matter of how to deal with individuals, such as unemployed youths, who fall foul of the law. But treating poverty as a criminal problem obscures the social roots of inequality, which lie in the combination of a consumerist life philosophy propagated and instilled by a consumer-oriented economy, on the one hand, and the rapid shrinking of life chances available to the poor, on the other. In our contemporary, liquid-modern world, the poor are the collateral damage of a profit-driven, consumer-oriented society - ‘aliens inside' who are deprived of the rights enjoyed by other members of the social order. In this new book Zygmunt Bauman - one of the most original and influential social thinkers of our time - examines the selective affinity between the growth of social inequality and the rise in the volume of ‘collateral damage' and considers its implications and its costs.

Collateral Damage


Author: Michael Bowen

Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press Inc

ISBN: 1615954414

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 1886

A dead body in a locked room in a affluent Virginia country house. Nine people present in the house. No confessions and no witnesses. And now a very important document has gone missing—a document that might relate to a CIA scandal in the recent past or to a presidential election in the near future. No one will know exactly what it means until it's found. But would someone be willing to kill for it? The key to this complicated puzzle lies with two sisters who don't quite fit into Washington's high-stakes political arena. Retired Foreign Service agent Richard Michaelson and his friend Marjorie Randolph find themselves at the middle of this whirlwind of political and personal intrigue and must do more than sort clues. Just what secrets is someone trying to bury?

Collateral Damage


Author: J. L. Saint

Publisher: DayAgency

ISBN: 1523951931


Page: 294

View: 5491

Before being injured on a rescue mission in Lebanon, Jack Hunter takes out a blonde-haired, blue eyed American who is holding VIP hostages with a radical terrorist group. The mission goes horribly wrong. When the dust settles, the blonde's body isn't among the dead and people are questioning Jack's memory. Two weeks later, while going crazy in a hospital bed, Jack sees the blonde American's mug on the TV screen with reports that the businessman had died in Brazil just yesterday. He reports this to his superiors, expecting action. When he is told to stand down and focus on recuperating, Jack goes AWOL. He heads to Atlanta to question the businessman's widow, determined to solve the mystery. Lauren Collins's complicated life takes a turn for chaos when she foils a burglar in the middle of the night only to face the business end of an assassin's gun the next day. That happens just minutes after Jack arrived on her doorstep demanding answers about her soon-to-be ex's activities. Their race to escape a killer becomes a race against time to save her sons from becoming collateral damage in a global attack to destroy the world's economy. Thrust into a world of peril, political treachery and treason, Lauren has no choice but to trust Jack with her life and her children's lives. Jack puts everything on the line-from life to his career-to save Lauren and her sons. Even if they miraculously survive against all odds, he's sure his heart won't... it already bit the dust at Lauren's feet the moment she opened her front door.

Collateral Damage

Corporatizing Public Schools-- a Threat to Democracy


Author: Kenneth J. Saltman

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742501027

Category: Education

Page: 125

View: 1745

Sifting through a range of incidents, this book reveals how the rising corporatisation of public schools needs to be understood as part of a broader attack on the public sector.

Collateral Damage


Author: Austin S. Camacho

Publisher: Intrigue Publishing

ISBN: 0976218119

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 7976

Bea Collins was troubled when she went to Hannibal Jones' office. Her fiancee Dean had disappeared. Hannibal Jones, the troubleshooter, agreed to help her, even though he feared that his quarry had simply run off with another woman after taking most of Bea's money.Little did Hannibal suspect that he would find Dean just before the man was accused of the bloody murder of a co-worker.Suddenly, Hannibal has a new client. Not only do the murder weapon and other evidence point to Dean, but Dean can't seem to remember what happened. Police believe that Dean might be following in the footsteps of his own mother, who had been convicted of killing Dean's father. Or was Dean covering for his mother, now out of prison and considered a possible serial killer.The trail leads from Washington DC to Las Vegas and even to Germany, where Hannibal stumbles upon a third murder which seems linked to Dean's life. The web of murder also ties Dean to his sexy female boss, as well as the man Dean is accused of murdering.The killings have destroyed the lives connected to them, friends and family who represent the murder's collateral damage. It soon becomes clear that Hannibal will have to solve all three cases in order to clear Dean's name.

Collateral Damage

America's War Against Iraqi Civilians


Author: Chris Hedges,Laila Al-Arian

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0786743719

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

View: 8864

Collateral Damage brings together testimony from the largest number of on the record, named, combat veterans who reveal the disturbing, daily reality of war and occupation in Iraq. Through their eyes, we learn how the mechanics of war lead to the abuse and frequent killing of innocents. They describe convoys of vehicles roaring down roads, smashing into cars, and hitting Iraqi civilians. They detail raids that leave families shot dead in the mayhem. And they describe a battlefield in which troops, untrained to distinguish between combatants and civilians, are authorized to shoot whenever they feel threatened.

Collateral Damage

Sino-Soviet Rivalry and the Termination of the Sino-Vietnamese Alliance


Author: Nicholas Khoo

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231150784

Category: History

Page: 267

View: 8017

Although the Chinese and the Vietnamese were Cold War allies in wars against the French and the Americans, their alliance collapsed and they ultimately fought a war against each other in 1979. More than thirty years later the fundamental cause of the alliance's termination remains contested among historians, international relations theorists, and Asian studies specialists. Nicholas Khoo brings fresh perspective to this debate. Using Chinese-language materials released since the end of the Cold War, Khoo revises existing explanations for the termination of China's alliance with Vietnam, arguing that Vietnamese cooperation with China's Cold War adversary, the Soviet Union, was the necessary and sufficient cause for the alliance's termination. He finds alternative explanations to be less persuasive. These emphasize nonmaterial causes, such as ideology and culture, or reference issues within the Sino-Vietnamese relationship, such as land and border disputes, Vietnam's treatment of its ethnic Chinese minority, and Vietnam's attempt to establish a sphere of influence over Cambodia and Laos. Khoo also adds to the debate over the relevance of realist theory in interpreting China's international behavior during both the Cold War and post-Cold War eras. While others see China as a social state driven by nonmaterial processes, Khoo makes the case for viewing China as a quintessential neorealist state. From this perspective, the focus of neorealist theory on security threats from materially stronger powers explains China's foreign policy not only toward the Soviet Union but also in relation to its Vietnamese allies.

Collateral Damage


Author: Fern Michaels

Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.

ISBN: 1420107224

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 3672

This Time, The Sisterhood Might Be Their Own Worst Enemies. . . Through all their adventures, the bond of the Sisterhood has remained steadfast and unshakeable. But for the first time, the Sisterhood verges on falling apart when the ladies have to choose between two difficult assignments. The first job guarantees a huge paycheck; the second offers a presidential pardon—and a chance to finally emerge from hiding. For the sake of their union, the gals put aside their differences and focus on a new mission. A mysterious Washington, D.C. political operative needs them to track down a computer hacker who has stolen a highly classified list of fundraisers' names. With a presidential election looming, the girls soon realize the job is a lot more dangerous than they had anticipated. Will their client come through with his promise? And can the ladies stop fighting—and stay alive—long enough to see it happen? Praise for Fern Michaels and her Sisterhood novels. . . "Revenge is a dish best served with cloth napkins and floral centerpieces. . .fast-paced. . .puts poetic justice first."—Publishers Weekly on Payback "An unforgettable story."—Rendezvous on Weekend Warriors

Collateral Damage


Author: Hannah Alexander

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1460333861

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 8609

HOMETOWN SECRETS Was the explosion that took the lives of Sarah Russell's parents an act of murder? Her teenage daughter thinks so and is determined to seek answers in the sleepy small town where Sarah grew up. Sarah fears the teen will uncover a secret she's not ready to share: everyone, including Sarah's daughter, believes the girl is Sarah's kid sister. Even the child's father doesn't know the truth. But as Sarah reunites with Nick Tyler to look into the mysterious deaths, she knows she'll have to tell him—and their daughter—the truth. Yet someone wants to ensure that no one uncovers any long-buried secrets.

Collateral Damage

Guiding and Protecting Your Child Through the Minefield of Divorce


Author: Dr. John Chirban

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 0718081684

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 240

View: 5735

Based on research from more than 10,000 surveys from children and parents of divorce, Collateral Damage presents parents with an overview of the negative impact that divorce has on their children and offers ways to better serve their needs at this critical time. Approximately fifty percent of marriages in the United State fail. Add to that the increasing number of couples who never marry, have children together, and later go their separate ways. In all of these scenarios, children suffer greatly—often in silence, as parents do not know how to effectively guide their kids. When the sorrow and emotional issues of children are not addressed, the cycle of divorce is likely to continue for them and in generations that follow. In addition, while children may appear to be resilient and adjusting, without proper support children of divorce are more prone to drug and alcohol abuse, criminal behavior, mental and physical illness, and suicide. How can parents manage their own hurt, shock, anger, and despair so that they can provide their children with what they need? While Collateral Damage does not advocate divorce, it does sound a wakeup call for parents. It identifies the landmines inherent in the dangerous terrain of divorce and equips them to help their children not to feel abandoned or unheard. Topics covered include: Building the family—not losing it Tuning into your kids Stabilizing childhood Maintaining parent/child roles Avoiding the parenting handoff Keeping kids out of the war zone Instilling trust Keeping open lines of communication Attuning to guiding, spiritual resources The unfortunate failure of a marriage does not mean the end of the family. Providing a stable, supportive, healthy relationship with your child demonstrates what a loving relationship looks like, better preparing them for intimate relationships and marriage as an adult.

24 Declassified: Collateral Damage


Author: Marc Cerasini

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 006173392X

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 7292

In a remote corner of New Jersey is a nation within a nation—a refuge for fanatical converts and fervent believers. But within the confines of the secluded Islamic community of Kurmastan, plans are underway to spread fear, death, and untold destruction across America . . . and to deliver one fatal blow to the country's exposed and vulnerable heart. On the East coast to supervise the activation of CTU's New York office, rogue agent Jack Bauer finds himself in the center of an unleashed hurricane perhaps already too powerful to stop. But if it isn't, in twenty-four hours the U.S. will be brought to its knees by a secret army grown on its own earth. And there is no one Jack Bauer can trust—because the roots of the terror go very deep . . . and frighteningly high.

Collateral Damage

Americans, Noncombatant Immunity, and Atrocity after World War II


Author: Sahr Conway-Lanz

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136771239

Category: History

Page: 296

View: 5650

"Collateral damage" is a military term for the inadvertent casualties and destruction inflicted on civilians in the course of military operations. In Collateral Damage: Americans, Noncombatant Immunity, and Atrocity after World War II, Sahr Conway-Lanz chronicles the history of America's attempt to reconcile the ideal of sparing civilians with the reality that modern warfare results in the killing of innocent people. Drawing on policymakers' response to the issues raised by the atrocities of World War II and the use of the atomic bomb, as well as the ongoing debate by the American public and the media as the Korean War developed, Conway-Lanz provides a comprehensive examination of modern American discourse on the topic of civilian casualties and provides a fascinating look at the development of what is now commonly known as collateral damage.

Collateral Damage


Author: Stuart Woods

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101609133

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 8788

Stone Barrington returns to the Big Apple in this thrilling novel from New York Times bestselling author Stuart Woods. After a productive trip to Bel-Air, Stone Barrington is back in Manhattan—and back in his element, ready to return to the world of deluxe fine dining and elegant high society that New York does best. But then an unexpected visit from his friend and periodic lover, CIA assistant director Holly Barker, draws Stone into a dangerous game of murder and vengeance, against an enemy with plans bigger than they could ever imagine. . . .

To the House of Collateral Damage

Centuries of the Civilian Dead


Author: William La Riche

Publisher: Seven Stories Press

ISBN: 1583229914

Category: Poetry

Page: 192

View: 5625

This incredibly ambitious, book-length poem takes on the modern problem of war. The poem's great achievement is that it situates our own age, not as a golden age, but as one notable for its harshness and brutality, especially towards noncombatants, as well as for the beauty of the language that can be found to describe and understand that brutality, and perhaps to change it. Homer’s Iliad and Virgil’s Aeneid allow us, two and a half millennia later, to experience the complexity and contradictions of the ancient world. La Riche proposes, boldly, to observe and judge our own world through the contradictions of our relationship to war.

Collateral damage

how high-stakes testing corrupts America's schools


Author: Sharon Lynn Nichols,David C. Berliner

Publisher: Harvard Education Pr


Category: Education

Page: 234

View: 9835

For more than a decade, the debate over high-stakes testing has dominated the field of education. This passionate and provocative book provides a fresh perspective on the issue and powerful ammunition for opponents of high-stakes tests.Drawing on their extensive research, Nichols and Berliner document and categorize the ways that high-stakes testing threatens the purposes and ideals of the American education system. Their analysis is grounded in the application of Campbells Law, which posits that the greater the social consequences associated with a quantitative indicator (such as test scores), the more likely it is that the indicator itself will become corruptedand the more likely it is that the use of the indicator will corrupt the social processes it was intended to monitor.Nichols and Berliner illustrate both aspects of this corruption, showing how the pressures of high-stakes testing erode the validity of test scores and distort the integrity of the education system. Their analysis provides a coherent and comprehensive intellectual framework for the wide-ranging arguments against high-stakes testing, while putting a compelling human face on the data marshalled in support of those arguments.

Collateral Damage

The Psychological Consequences of America's War on Terrorism


Author: Paul R. Kimmel,Chris E. Stout

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275988265

Category: Political Science

Page: 222

View: 732

Fifteen psychologists team up to show how anti-terrorism efforts are harming American mental health, and may well be spurring stronger motivations for terrorists.