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Fighting Monsters

Author : Jim Matthews
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Former British soldier Jim Matthews gives up a lucrative career teaching English in Saudi Arabia, and returns to northern Syria to fight ISIS alongside the Kurdish forces. But why, after years as a revolutionary, left-leaning, anti-war protester does he find himself pulled once more into a conflict zone. Does he miss war? Jim is attracted by what he calls the Kurds' "Democratic Confederalism: " 'a grassroots political system, where everyone had fair and equal representation in social decision-making.' But he is never quite convinced of his own reasons for going to Iraq. He is no cold avenger, righter of wrongs or money-grabbing mercenary. In fact, he remains apart from those around him and more in conflict with himself, even when recalling his activities in Palestine. For Jim the real conflict is within himself. An intelligent and evocatively written memoir, that makes the war zones and broken, twisted, dusty battlefields and border towns of northern Syria spring to life.

Fighting Monsters

Author : Richard Wallace Braithwaite
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Only six escapees survived the Sandakan death marches of 1945 in North Borneo, the worst atrocity ever inflicted on Australian soldiers. 1787 Australian and 641 British POWs perished. Previous descriptions of the numerous violent acts have yielded little understanding of a situation where the real struggle was to keep one’s humanity when so many were losing theirs, whether Allied POWs, local residents of Borneo, Javanese slave labourers, or Japanese soldiers. Understanding this extraordinary story is aided by reference to a wide range of sources in different countries and disciplines, and by examining the perspectives of all players in this terrible game of survival. An unusual and extreme POW story, the Sandakan tragedy had four stages: active resistance in 1942–3, stubborn endurance in 1943–4, the collapse of civilized existence in 1945 and, finally, the postwar decades of torment for the six damaged survivors, the gradual assimilation of the story, the healing of the damage and the commemoration of the tragedy by the families and communities involved. Richard Wallace Braithwaite’s father was one of the six survivors of the Sandakan death marches of 1945. He died in 1986, still wanting the story to be properly told. This led to a project that has lasted for much of the last forty years of the author’s life, culminating in this book. With a scientific background, Richard worked for many years with CSIRO and universities in the biological and social sciences and in historical research. His extensive and diverse research history and lifelong personal immersion in the story has given him a unique perspective in exploring the complexities of the Sandakan tragedy.

Fighting Monsters in the Abyss

Author : Harvey F. Kline
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"Fighting Monsters in the Abyss studies the complex constraints and trade-offs the second administration of Colombian President Uribe (2006-2010) encountered as it attempted to resolve that nation's violent Marxist insurrection and to have a more efficient judicial system"--Provided by publisher.

Fighting Monsters

Author : Glory Odemene
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Drawn from real life experiences, Fighting Monsters exposes the signs, the struggles, the tough and yet authentic realities of depression, and how I have lived free for over 18 years despite life's ceaseless assaults. Dark descriptions detailing years of intense battles are painted on canvases of uplifting psalms and prose. The poems are allegories, the prose are real - you only have to dig in to discover your stories, triggers that set you off, how to resist and fight to win your battles, and how to support loved ones battling monsters.Evil powers are as real as good ones. The stories and lessons in Fighting Monsters will help you;*Recognize the monsters after your life*Identify the triggers they pull to drag you down and how they are being used*Understand appropriate response to neutralize the influence of these triggers*Regain your power and no longer feel compelled to go down though triggers are pulled*And rise above these wrecking monsters irrespective of the conditions you find yourself in.If I can defeat it and live a victorious life, you too can. Fighting Monsters will help you beat what is beating our generation so you can enjoy your life and loved ones. Begin the journey of discovery that brings recovery.

Fighting Monsters

Author : Rebecca Bradley
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24 hours after he walked away from court a free man, cop killer and gang leader Simon Talbot is found murdered. In his possession; the name of a protected witness from his trial. For DI Hannah Robbins, it's a race against time to find Talbot's killer, and locate the bystander before it's too late. But as Hannah delves deeper into the past, she begins to question the integrity of the whole operation. Where do you turn when you can't trust the police?

Whoever Fights Monsters

Author : Robert K. Ressler
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LEARN THE TRUE STORY OF ONE OF THE FBI PROFILERS WHO COINED THE PHRASE "SERIAL KILLER" Face-to-face with some of America's most terrifying killers, FBI veteran Robert K. Ressler learned how to identify the unknown monsters who walk among us -- and put them behind bars. In Whoever Fights Monsters, Ressler—the inspiration for the character Agent Bill Tench in David Fincher's hit TV show Mindhunter—shows how he was able to track down some of the country's most brutal murderers. Ressler, the FBI Agent and ex-Army CID colonel who advised Thomas Harris on The Silence of the Lambs, used the evidence at a crime scene to put together a psychological profile of the killers. From the victims they choose to the way they kill to the often grotesque souvenirs they take with them—Ressler unlocks the identities of these vicious killers. And with his discovery that serial killers share certain violent behaviors, Ressler goes behind prison walls to hear bizarre first-hand stories from countless convicted murderers, including Ted Bundy, John Wayne Gacy; Edmund Kemper; and Son of Sam. Getting inside the mind of a killer to understand how and why he kills is one of the FBI's most effective ways of helping police bring in killers who are still at large. Join Ressler as he takes you on the hunt for the world's most dangerous psychopaths in this terrifying journey you will not forget.

We Fight Monsters

Author : Michael Kurcina
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Quotes, maxims, short stories to provoke thought and give tired warrior's purpose and direction. The author is the founder of the website Spotterup.com. Spotter Up has 35+ writers who are accomplished former or active duty members of the Special Operations community (Green Berets, Navy SEALS, Rangers, Marine Scout Snipers, S.W.A.T, etc.), master-level shooters, special agents, case officers, athletes, and outdoor enthusiasts who like to share their knowledge with anyone interested in learning more about subjects such as fitness, nutrition, shooting, martial arts, mindset, survival, and far more. The writers of Spotter Up have completed nearly 900+ gear reviews on subjects such as: footwear, body, tactical clothing, armor, optics, and firearms and is known as a credible site for its opinions by the tactical industry. Spotter Up is about "spotting" a problem and coming up with solutions.Spotter Up promotes the idea of the classical "whole" man found in ancient texts. For our modern day he is a person who aspires to be the GUNFIGHTER, WRITER, WILDMAN, MONK: Man of Action, Man of Intellect, Man of Emotion, Man of Spirit. Consider the Athenian ideal of a balanced education from the book Greek Realities: Life and Thought in Ancient Greece, By Finley Hooper "They could play some flute but should not neglect wrestling. They avoided the excesses of life. They might focus on music or philosophy but spent enough time so that their bodies did not become soft."Spotter Up is for anyone, whether they are military, law-enforcement, emergency response or not, that is searching for ways to become more well-rounded.We Fight Monsters is a collection of quotes, maxims, poems and more written and posted by the author originally on Instagram, over a four-year period of time, as a way to provoke thought, and simultaneously inspire men and women. The author of We Fight Monsters hopes it helps readers transcend the ordinary world by relishing the unexpected. The book was written because many of the followers of Spotter Up's social media sites stated, "the writing got me through some very hard times."The cover illustration is based off the Greek Hydra and the Hercules myth. Man has an internal struggle after he's battled a beast, and sometimes he must battle the beast within himself. He isn't a demigod. He's just a regular Joe who is a hero to many, that lives to win against evil. Maybe he's a Marine who did several deployments and lost some friends, maybe she's a cop fighting crime on the streets. The illustration symbolizes the brotherhood of man, (men and women), that fight the good fight despite experiencing PTSD, physical injuries, loss of friends, lovers etc."WE FIGHT MONSTERS. I'm not afraid of anything in this world that's been seen. I have scars on the inside. My badges of honor. There's a light inside my heart; it's for others to see. I live to show the way to those lost and in pain. And you? Walk with magnificence. Cock of the walk. Lead the way or follow those who use their pain to fight monsters and the injustices in this world" ~Michael Kurcina.

The Boogie

Author : Aaron Thayer
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Two American children tackle a powerful towering "Boogie" monster. As their world slowly disappears around them, as the monster eats words and the ideas behind those words disappear from existence, the two kids fight back. Desserts are at stake, but it doesn't stop at sweets! Liberty, education, backpacks and even other children, are on the line. This story guides children, with rhymes and colorful illustrations, to understand that they can fight back against bullies. They can fight back by understanding how bullies work, and then using how bullies work against the bullies themselves.By the end, children will recognize that it's easier to stand up to monsters when they're not doing it alone. Once they realize it's easy to confront a bully face to face, they know they can do it again, and again, and again.

Fighting Monsters

Author : Rory S Brown
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Against the backdrop of the British-American law- and war-making of the first decade of the millennium, Fighting Monsters considers how the way we think about law affects the way we make war and how the way we think about war affects the way we make law. The discussion is founded upon four of the martial phenomena (aggressive or 'pre-emptive' war, targeted killings, torture and arbitrary detention) that unsettle our complacent and flabby understandings of what law is to a liberal democracy. The author argues, first, that force is a quintessential albeit ambivalent element of any realistic, serviceable and intellectually coherent concept of law. Second, reappraising the classic question at the intersection of martial doctrine and political philosophy in its contemporary context, the author asserts that we need not, in fighting monsters, become monstrous ourselves; that fighting partisans does not entail our own partisanship; and that we can indeed govern without dirtying our hands. Seeking to ground a total, essentialist and practical theory of legality's sordid relationship with brutality, the book encompasses language and image; war and crime; liberty, security and rationality; amity, enmity and identity; sex, terror and perversion; temporality, spirituality and sublimity; economy and hegemony; parliaments, the press and the public man.

Fighting Monsters

Author : Sean Joselyn
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A collection of Sergeant Sean Joselyn's memorable experiences during his still active law enforcement career in a large Sheriff's department in Colorado.

Whoever Fights Monsters

Author : Iryna Bennett
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Forced to accept an early retirement from the FBI due to her questionable professional ethics, Aya Morell enters the world of private securities. As she plunges into a recent case of industrial espionage, finding a way to recover the stolen research data might just prove to be the least of her worries.

All These Monsters

Author : Amy Tintera
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From New York Times best-selling author Amy Tintera, a high-stakes sci-fi adventure about a teen girl who will do anything to escape her troubled home—even if that means joining a dangerous monster-fighting squad. Perfect for fans of Warcross and Renegades. Seventeen-year-old Clara is ready to fight back. Fight back against her abusive father, fight back against the only life she’s ever known, and most of all, fight back against scrabs, the earth-dwelling monsters that are currently ravaging the world. So when an opportunity arises for Clara to join an international monster-fighting squad, she jumps at the chance. When Clara starts training with her teammates, however, she realizes what fighting monsters really means: sore muscles, exhaustion, and worst of all, death. Scrabs are unpredictable, violent, and terrifying. But as Clara gains confidence in her battle skills, she starts to realize scrabs might not be the biggest evil. The true monsters are the ones you least expect.

Out of the Pit

Author : Steve Jackson
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Kill All Monsters Omnibus

Author : Michael May
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Monsters rule the world. Humanity's last hope is a squad of giant robots and their skilled pilots, all from different backgrounds, each with a unique reason to fight. Can we survive the conflict? Are we worth saving? A familiar but wholly original story about war, survival, and the human spirit, told through gigantic-scale battles fought by memorable characters! Contains over 100 pages of new story, in addition to collecting the entire hit webcomic! "Although May gives us plenty of giant monster-killing, he's smart enough to make sure that there's a reason we care that the robots are fighting the monsters rather than just saying "Hey, robots fighting monsters is cool, right?" -comicbookresources.com "May and Copland have engaged in some pretty cool world-building, taking the basic idea and running with it until they have something special that goes way beyond what you might expect from "another giant monster title." -Robot6

A History of Ireland

Author : Thomas Mooney
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Fighting the Monster

Author : Al Desetta
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Those Who Fight Monsters

Author : Tanya Huff
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Got Vampires? Ghosts? Monsters? We Can Help! Your one-stop-shop for Urban Fantasy’s finest anthology of the supernatural. 14 sleuths are gathered together for the first time in all-original tales of unusual cases which require services that go far beyond mere deduction! Featuring new stories by: Tanya Huff, C. T. Adams and Cathy Clamp, Simon R. Green, T. A. Pratt, Chris Marie Green, Lilith Saintcrow, Rachel Caine, Jackie Kessler, Carrie L. Vaughn, Julie Kenner, C. J. Henderson, Laura Anne Gilman, Justin Gustainis and Caitlin Kittredge Meet the Detectives: Danny Hendrickson - from Laura Anne Gilman’s Cosa Nostradamus series. Kate Connor - from Julie Kenner’s Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom series. John Taylor - from Simon R. Green’s Nightside series. Jill Kismet - from Lilith Saintcrow’s Jill Kismet series. Jessi Hardin - from Carrie Vaughn’s Kitty Norville series. Quincey Morris - from Justin Gustainis’ Morris/Chastain Investigations series. Marla Mason - from T. A. Pratt’s Marla Mason series. Tony Foster - from Tanya Huff’s Smoke and Shadows series. Dawn Madison - from Chris Marie Green’s Vampire Babylon series. Pete Caldecott - from Caitlin Kittredge’s Black London series. Tony Giodone - from C. T. Adams and Cathy Clamp’s Tales of the Sazi series. Jezebel - from Jackie Kessler’s Hell on Earth series. Piers Knight - from C. J. Henderson’s Brooklyn Knight series. Cassiel - from Rachel Caine’s Outcast Season series. Demons may lurk, werewolves may prowl, vampires may ride the wind. These are things that go bump in the night, but we are the ones who bump back! About the editor: Justin Gustainis has been an Army officer, speechwriter and professional bodyguard. He is currently a college professor living in upstate New York. He is the author of The Hades Project, Black Magic Woman, Evil Ways, Hard Spell and Sympathy for the Devil. He has also published a number of short stories, two of which won the Graverson Award for Horror in consecutive years. He is a graduate of the Odyssey Writing Workshop. Praise: "Urban fantasy has a special place in my heart, and the Occult Detective is perhaps the fundamental urban-fantasy archetype. An anthology of this kind is can serve two purposes: The first is to provide a taste of the genre to those that might otherwise be unfamiliar with it, and the second is to provide fans of the genre a chance to discover writers they may not have already come across. It was well worth the read and I would recommend it wholeheartedly for any fan of the urban fantasy/occult detective genre; even more so if you are unfamiliar with the genre and would like a taste as to what it’s all about." — Nick Bronson -- "Urban Fantasy readers will love this book, and it is a first-rate group of stories." — Paul Lappan, Reviewer

Yu Gi Oh Dungeondice Monsters

Author : Dan Egger
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Master the Dice ·Essential strategy to win—beat your friends and the computer ·Complete opponent profiles ·Hints for creating the perfect dice pool ·Tips for creating your own Dungeon ·Covers the game's controls, including dice, monsters, and special abilities ·Detailed, individual strategies for every single dice ·A guide to collecting and using the most powerful die ·Hints for avoiding the weaker dice and monsters

Fighting Times

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Knights Battling Monsters

Author : Erica L. DeGarmo
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