Noble Cause Corruption, the Banality of Evil, and the Threat to American Democracy, 1950-2008


Author: John DiJoseph

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0761850198

Category: History

Page: 188

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This book explores the mindset of American government officials who decided that necessity required that American democracy should be defended by actions and policies contrary to traditional ideals of democracy. The works of Aristotle, current mental health professionals, Edmund Burke, Reinhold Niebuhr, Friedrich Meinecke, and George Kennan bolster this analysis.

Noble Cause

A Suspense Novel Set in the Cold War about the B-47 Bomber and the Men who Flew Her


Author: Robert O. McCartan

Publisher: Wheatmark, Inc.

ISBN: 1587369214

Category: Fiction

Page: 260

View: 6633

Recoiling from a body blow to his injured shoulder, Air Force Captain Troy Bench crumples to the floor, writhing in pain. He wonders how much longer he can resist the physical and psychological punishment dealt by his Soviet interrogators. He thinks of his family and his Air Force Academy training, and is inspired. But is it too late? Has he already let them down? His mind sinks into despair. "Noble Cause" cleverly weaves an intriguing story of a young Strategic Air Command jet bomber crew caught up in a shrewd scheme to deceive the enemy during the harrowing days of the Cold War.

Noble Cause

A Novel of Love and War


Author: Jessica James

Publisher: Jessica James

ISBN: 0979600057

Category: Fiction

Page: 324

View: 2478

"Noble Cause is a riveting piece of historical fiction, very much highly recommended reading." - Midwest Book Review Noble Cause: A Novel of the Civil War, is the winner of the 2011 John Esten Cooke Award for Southern Fiction and the Next Generation Award for Regional Fiction. It was a Finalist in both the Romance and Historical Fiction categories. The award-winning historical fiction novel Shades of Gray now has a new happily-ever-after ending in this special edition entitled, Noble Cause. This is the tale of Colonel Alexander Hunter, a dauntless and daring Confederate cavalry officer, who, with his band of intrepid outcasts, becomes a legend in the rolling hills of northern Virginia. Inspired by love of country and guided by a sense of duty and honor, Hunter must make a desperate choice when he discovers the woman he promised his dying brother he would protect is the Union spy he vowed to his men he would destroy. Readers will discover the fine line between friends and enemies when the paths of these two tenacious foes cross by the fates of war and their destinies become entwined forever. Author Jessica James uniquely blends elements of romantic and historical fiction in this deeply personal and poignant tale that, according to one reviewer, “transcends the pages to settle in the very marrow of the reader’s bones.” Winner of numerous national awards, James has received critical acclaim for this page-turning story of courage, honor, and enduring love. Destined for an honored place among the classics of the American Civil War, Noble Cause is a book to read, and keep, and remember forever.

No Noble Cause


Author: Mac Wilkey

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1329207289

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 6162

James Baldwin leaves Downsford Castle as a four year old son of a commoner and returns as an Oxford graduate with a duty to perform. He must determine who murdered the earl, the richest man in England and a staunch supporter of an Anglican monastery being built on the estate. By the time he narrows the suspect list from over twenty to the final two, his credibility has been challenged and he must make a bold after-dinner announcement and demonstration of how the murder actually occurred.

A noble cause?

America and the Vietnam War


Author: Gerard J. De Groot

Publisher: Longman Pub Group


Category: History

Page: 391

View: 933

Few wars have had such a deep impact on the American people than the Vietnam War.Gerard de Groot's clear-eyed treatment covers the military events, the political and strategic contexts, as well as the social and cultural impact of the war. It's a powerful study which offers fresh insights into the communist revolution and military tactics, the flaws in US strategy and the legacy of the war both for Vietnam and America. An important new study on a subject often masked by sentiment and myth.

A Noble Cause

American Battlefield Victories In Vietnam


Author: Douglas Niles

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 069818372X

Category: History

Page: 336

View: 7422

In the tradition of We Were Soldiers Once…and Young, A Noble Cause is a stirring tribute to the valor and courage of the allied forces in the Vietnam War and a vivid re-creation of hard-won battles from Ia Drang Valley to Khe Sanh and Hamburger Hill… Celebrating the skill and bravery of the United States armed forces and their South Vietnamese allies, A Noble Cause presents a gripping chronicle of both large and small unit successful combat engagements, including the Battle of Dong Xoai (1965); the Battle of Ia Drang Valley (1965), the first major ground battle of the Vietnam War; the Battle of Loc Ninh (1967) by the Cambodian border; the Battle of Khe Sanh (1967–1968) leading up to the Tet Offensive; the Battle of Dong Ha (1968); the bloody siege on Hamburger Hill (1969); and the Battle of An Loc (1972), sixty-five miles north of Saigon, which contributed to the failure of the Vietcong’s Eastertide Offensive. Documenting the invaluable role of a tireless and determined infantry as well as air cavalry divisions and B-52 “Arc Light” air strikes, A Noble Cause chronicles the crucial strategic decisions that led to victory—often against steep odds—and honors the bravery of every soldier who stood his ground, faced the enemy, and gave his all. Includes photos and and maps

Police Ethics

The Corruption of Noble Cause


Author: Michael A. Caldero,John P. Crank

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317522044


Page: 368

View: 4067

This book provides an examination of noble cause, how it emerges as a fundamental principle of police ethics and how it can provide the basis for corruption. The noble cause — a commitment to "doing something about bad people" — is a central "ends-based" police ethic that can be corrupted when officers violate the law on behalf of personally held moral values. This book is about the power that police use to do their work and how it can corrupt police at the individual and organizational levels. It provides students of policing with a realistic understanding of the kinds of problems they will confront in the practice of police work.

A Noble Cause


Author: Kristen SaBerre

Publisher: Darby Creek

ISBN: 1541531280

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 112

View: 7644

For as long as she can remember, Alix has dreamed of being a pop star. But near her eighteenth birthday, she learns she is already famous—her parents, who died long ago, were members of the Evonian royal family, which makes her royalty too. When Alix visits Evonia, she realizes that her royal status could actually allow her to make a difference in people's lives. She must decide which comes first: her music dreams, or her royal potential. An escapist coming-of-age story laced with romance and mystery, this Suddenly Royal book has intrigue and strong girl appeal to engage reluctant readers.

A More Noble Cause

A. P. Tureaud and the Struggle for Civil Rights in Louisiana


Author: Rachel L. Emanuel,Alexander P. Tureaud, Jr.

Publisher: LSU Press

ISBN: 0807137936

Category: Political Science

Page: 352

View: 1663

Throughout the decades-long legal battle to end segregation, discrimination, and disfranchisement, attorney Alexander Pierre Tureaud was one of the most influential figures in Louisiana's courts. A More Noble Cause presents both the powerful story of one man's lifelong battle for racial justice and the very personal biography of a black professional and his family in the Jim Crow--era Louisiana. During a career that spanned more than forty years, A. P. Tureaud was at times the only regularly practicing black attorney in Louisiana. From his base in New Orleans, the civil rights pioneer fought successfully to obtain equal pay for Louisiana's black teachers, to desegregate public accommodations, schools, and buses, and for voting rights of qualified black residents. Tureaud's work, along with that of dozens of other African American lawyers, formed part of a larger legal battle that eventually overturned Plessy v. Ferguson, the 1896 U.S. Supreme Court decision that legalized racial segregation. This intimate account, based on more than twenty years of research into the attorney's astounding legal and civil rights career as well as his community work, offers the first full-length study of Tureaud. An active organizer of civic and voting leagues, a leader in the NAACP, a national advocate of the Knights of Peter Claver -- a fraternal order of black Catholics -- and a respected political power broker and social force as a Democrat and member of the Autocrat Club and Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity, Tureaud worked tirelessly within the state and for all those without equal rights. Both an engrossing story of a key legal, political, and community figure during Jim Crow--era Louisiana and a revealing look at his personal life during a tumultuous time in American history, A More Noble Cause provides insight into Tureaud's public struggles and personal triumphs, offering readers a candid account of a remarkable champion of racial equality.

Letters to Cindy Sheehan

Messages to the Left on America's Noble Cause in Iraq


Author: Www Townforumpress Com

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 1600340814

Category: Religion

Page: 372

View: 4239

Nobel Peace Prize Winners

People who worked for a noble cause


Author: Vikas Khatri

Publisher: V&S Publishers

ISBN: 935057280X

Category: History

Page: 176

View: 1143

The Noble Peace Prize has been awarded 92 times to about 124 Noble Laureates between 1901 and 2011 - 99 times to individuals and around 23 times to organizations. It is awarded to those who have done the most or the best work for fraternity between nations, for the abolition or reduction of standing armies and for the holding and promotion of world peace.Noble Peace Prize Winners contains an exhaustive list of about 100 Noble Laureates, their brief life histories, education, achievements, work forwards human welfare and their invaluable contribution to bring global peace and harmony.Some of the well-known names included in this book are Jane Addams, Kofi Annan, Aung San Suu Kyi, Emily Greene Balch, Jimmy Carter, Michael Gorbachev, Dalai Lama, Nelson Mandela, Mother Teresa, Betty Williams, Woodrow Wilson Barrack Obama and many more. These eminent personalities have devoted their entire lives for the betterment and well- being of the human society, irrespective of cast, creed, colour, race or sex. They have brought fighting nations and people together, abolishing wars and war threats, advocating peace and brotherhood across the globe.In fact these people who strived hard and worked for a noble cause are always a source of inspiration for all of us especially the children and the youth. Read and learn from their lives works and achievement and try to adhere to their principles, bringing peace success happiness glory and fulfillment.

Animal Rights

Noble Cause Or Needless Effort?


Author: Marna A. Owen

Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books

ISBN: 0761340823

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 160

View: 1726

Provides information about animal rights, examines the current controversy, and includes opinions and perspectives for both sides of the debate.

Framing the Sixties

The Use and Abuse of a Decade from Ronald Reagan to George W. Bush


Author: Bernard von Bothmer

Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Press

ISBN: 9781558497320

Category: History

Page: 290

View: 7296

Over the past quarter century, American liberals and conservatives alike have invoked memories of the 1960s to define their respective ideological positions and to influence voters. Liberals recall the positive associations of what might be called the "good Sixties"--the "Camelot" years of JFK, the early civil rights movement, and the dreams of the Great Society--while conservatives conjure images of the "bad Sixties"--a time of urban riots, antiwar protests, and countercultural revolt. In Framing the Sixties, Bernard von Bothmer examines this battle over the collective memory of the decade primarily through the lens of presidential politics. He shows how four presidents--Ronald Reagan, George H. W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and George W. Bush--each sought to advance his political agenda by consciously shaping public understanding of the meaning of "the Sixties." He compares not only the way that each depicted the decade as a whole, but also their commentary on a set of specific topics: the presidency of John F. Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson's "Great Society" initiatives, the civil rights movement, and the Vietnam War. In addition to analyzing the pronouncements of the presidents themselves, von Bothmer draws on interviews he conducted with more than one hundred and twenty cabinet members, speechwriters, advisers, strategists, historians, journalists, and activists from across the political spectrum--from Julian Bond, Daniel Ellsberg, Todd Gitlin, and Arthur Schlesinger to James Baker, Robert Bork, Phyllis Schlafly, and Paul Weyrich. It is no secret that the upheavals of the 1960s opened fissures within American society that have continued to affect the nation's politics and to intensify its so-called culture wars. What this book documents is the extent to which political leaders, left and right, consciously exploited those divisions by "framing" the memory of that turbulent decade to serve their own partisan interests.

A Noble Cause


Author: J. Gregory Smith

Publisher: Amazonencore

ISBN: 9781612181530

Category: Fiction

Page: 348

View: 9733

Mark Noble plans a surprise proposal to his beautiful girlfriend during a romantic Caribbean vacation. But before he can pop the question his girlfriend disappears while on the island, and his father ? a world famous celebrity doctor who seems to have perfected mind-control ? is killed in a mysterious fire back home in Pennsylvania. When Mark investigates both his girlfriend's disappearance and his father's death he realizes that the two events are connected. He attempts to unravel the mystery with the help of his eccentric grandmother, and the courageous crew -- one a former Navy Seal -- of her luxury yacht; putting all of their lives in danger as he comes up against a rich and powerful foe determined to pry from Mark a secret he doesn?t know he possesses.

A noble cause betrayed-- but hope lives on

pages from a political life : memoirs of a former Ukrainian Canadian communist


Author: John Boyd,Rick Stow,Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies

Publisher: N.A


Category: Communism

Page: 84

View: 5905

Will to Live

A Noble Cause


Author: Alexander Tetenta

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781497469136


Page: 290

View: 1923

Words do matter, regardless of what some folks may want us to believe. After all, the Scriptures tell us that God created the world with the power of spoken words. As human, we often under-estimate the power of words, especially those with the possibility of bringing into existence that which otherwise would not be, or to reinforce destiny. That was how the biggest movement of change in recent history gained the kind of momentum required to turn the son of a single mother into the President of the United States of America. In other words, we can become a summation of our thought processes and a product of the words we speak. However, words without deeds cannot just be enough; because actions speak louder than words in most cases. For me and my two flatmates Robyn and Gabriel from Oregon and New York respectively, it was not just an exchange of opinions, but also our own opportunity to put the debates into perspective, and to ultimately contribute in shaping that historical event, even though we had been thousands of miles from the U.S. As we analysed the prospects of the candidates, Robyn believed that Hilary Clinton would be the next president, whilst Gabriel on the other hand was rooting for John McCain. To my knowledge, there was something about that moment in history which suggested that although Americans were looking for change, the kind of change they wanted was the kind which should usher in an Obama Presidency on that occasion. "Tell you what?...Barack will win. Actually, when I'm in New York this summer, I hope to meet him," I found myself saying as though I was certain as to how or when it would happen. "How are you gona do that Alex," asked Robyn. "I don't know, but somehow, just because I said it, it will happen," I responded, before adding, "I'll take a picture and put it on facebook too." Similarly, on the summer day when I opened a business account for my writing business with HSBC at their former branch on West Nile Street in Glasgow, a keen account advisor, Callum, had asked me the following question; "so is this going to be a trilogy then?" "Yes," I'd replied without thinking it through, except for the fact that a trilogy sounded like a better accomplishment than two just two books. One thing that was certain at that point was that I was bound by my words; for the mere fact that I had said it. Yet, with hardly any new stories to write about, I could only hope through faith, whilst believing that a story would unfold as long as I have a strong "will to live." That is exactly what happened, and whilst my words tend to bring into being my wishes, the task ahead now involves utilising such ability for our common good; with our general wellbeing at heart. Having worked hard for five years and counting to be part of the community where I was born, the man-made challenges I have faced so far have made it imperative that my pursuit of happiness shall take me to a new direction, in order to stand for something; not just against something. Whilst I'm at it, there is now an opportunity to write this fourth book which I like to call a "Post-Script" of the trilogy; just as I am home; to live, to educate, to be educated, to work, and even to lead. For me, home has come to encompass the global village which has continued to expose how interconnected we have become.

Legacy of the Yosemite Mafia

The Ranger Image and Noble Cause Corruption in the National Park Service


Author: Paul Berkowitz,James (“J.T.”) Reynolds

Publisher: TrineDay

ISBN: 1634241274

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

View: 6307

Calling upon his unique experiences as a criminal investigator in the National Park Service (NPS), Berkowitz proves how an over-emphasis on image (the "ranger image") has led to an NPS culture that accepts misconduct. Citing verified news accounts, internal agency documents, and personal notes, this dramatic case study challenges conventional wisdom and official accounts of agency history. Agency culture set in motion nearly a half-century ago, beginning with a group of employees known as the Yosemite Mafia, includes a demonstrated bias against professional law enforcement and a reluctance to hold senior managers accountable. This book fills a gap in existing literature dealing with noble cause corruption and corrects popular assumptions about the NPS, its history, and its law enforcement responsibilities.