In a Time of Monsters

Travels Through a Middle East in Revolt


Author: Emma Sky

Publisher: Atlantic Books (UK)

ISBN: 9781786495624

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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Returning to the UK in September 2010 after serving in Iraq as the political adviser to the top American general, Emma Sky felt no sense of homecoming. She soon found herself back in the Middle East travelling through a region in revolt.In A Time of Monsters bears witness to the demands of young people for dignity and justice during the Arab Spring; the inability of sclerotic regimes to reform; the descent of Syria into civil war; the rise of the Islamic State; and the flight of refugees to Europe. With deep empathy for its people and an extensive understanding of the Middle East, Sky makes a complex region more comprehensible. A great storyteller and observational writer, Sky also reveals the ties that bind the Middle East to the West and how blowback from our interventions in the region contributed to the British vote to leave the European Union and to the election of Donald Trump as president of the United States.

The Ashgate Research Companion to Monsters and the Monstrous


Author: Asa Simon Mittman,Peter J. Dendle

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing Company

ISBN: 9781472418012

Category: Art

Page: 558

View: 4444

The field of monster studies has grown significantly over the past few years and this companion provides a comprehensive guide to the study of monsters and the monstrous from historical, regional and thematic perspectives. The collection reflects the truly multi-disciplinary nature of monster studies, bringing in scholars from literature, art history, religious studies, history, classics, and cultural and media studies. The companion will offer scholars and graduate students the first comprehensive and authoritative review of this emergent field.

The Media World of ISIS


Author: Rosemary Pennington,Michael Krona

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253045932

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

View: 9010

From efficient instructions on how to kill civilians to horrifying videos of beheadings, no terrorist organization has more comprehensively weaponized social media than ISIS. Its strategic, multiplatformed campaign is so effective that it has ensured global news coverage and inspired hundreds of young people around the world to abandon their lives and their countries to join a foreign war. The Media World of ISIS explores the characteristics, mission, and tactics of the organization's use of media and propaganda. Contributors consider how ISIS's media strategies imitate activist tactics, legitimize its self-declared caliphate, and exploit narratives of suffering and imprisonment as propaganda to inspire followers. Using a variety of methods, contributors explore the appeal of ISIS to Westerners, the worldview made apparent in its doctrine, and suggestions for counteracting the organization's approaches. Its highly developed, targeted, and effective media campaign has helped make ISIS one of the most recognized terrorism networks in the world. Gaining a comprehensive understanding of its strategies—what worked and why—will help combat the new realities of terrorism in the 21st century.

On Monsters

An Unnatural History of Our Worst Fears


Author: Stephen T. Asma

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199798095

Category: Philosophy

Page: 368

View: 5691

Follows the evolution of monsters throughout time from Behemoth and Leviathan to the post-human cyborgs of tomorrow, in order to understand the mysterious territory outside of rational thought.

This World Is Full of Monsters

A Original


Author: Jeff VanderMeer

Publisher: Tor Books

ISBN: 1250165717

Category: Fiction

Page: 32

View: 2750

An alien invasion comes to one man’s doorstep in the form of a story-creature, followed by death and rebirth in a transformed Earth, in this Original science fiction tale from Jeff VanderMeer, the New York Times bestselling author of the Southern Reach trilogy. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Beasts and Monsters


Author: Anthony Horowitz

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 0330525514

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: N.A

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A collection of five bite-size myths from across the globe, Beasts and Monsters by bestselling author Anthony Horowitz tells the thrilling tales of some of the most terrifying beasts from the world of legend. Part of the Legends series of six books, Beasts and Monsters features the stories of fearless heroes and monstrous beasts, including Saint George and the Dragon and Perseus and the gruesome snake-headed gorgon Medusa. Featuring black and white illustrations, the Legends series by Anthony Horowitz, the author of the phenomenally successful Alex Rider series, brings classic stories to life with thrilling imagination.

In Search of Monsters


Author: Josh Covington

Publisher: Josh Covington

ISBN: 0557200199


Page: 194

View: 433

Hitmen. Zombies. Private Eyes. Magicians. Strangers that disappear in the night. You'll find them all here in In Search of Monsters, the debut of collection of short fiction from Josh Covington.Just a few stories featured in this collection:Darkness Unrelenting – Eddie Nystrom has suffered from headaches all his life—deep, piercing headaches that make him do things he normally wouldn't do...Happiness Is a Warm Gun – A washed up detective searches for a killer across a small town while running from his own demons and sleeping with only a rusty Smith and Wesson for comfort.The Crater Road Madman – To the town of Ashdown, Delmer Rainey's madness is legendary. But when his wife goes missing, will the truth finally be revealed?13A – At 8:41 on a Tuesday morning, Gerald sets out to steal his neighbor’s newspaper. He ends up becoming caught in the strangest day of his life…