Download The Double-edged Sword PDF

The Double-edged Sword

Author :
Publisher : Akademiai Kiado
Release Date :
ISBN 10 : 9630580624
Pages : 118 pages
Rating : 4.6/5 (58 users)

GO EPUB

Download or read book The Double-edged Sword PDF or another Format written by Zoltán Simon and published by Akademiai Kiado. This book was released on 2003 with total page 118 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This examination of American novels from 1900 to 1940 traces the literary treatment of the technological sublime, a simultaneous awe and fear of technology. The American technological sublime is a construct that can be useful in understanding the often conflicted and ambivalent reactions of enthusiasm and anxiety, exaltation and depression, associated with the patterns of development experienced in the US in this transitory period. The first four decades of the 20th century saw the culmination of the technological sublime in America: the loss of the innocently one-sided enthusiasm and technological republicanism of the 19th century to a fragmented, often paranoiac, and largely pessimistic vision of technology that became dominant of the literature after World War II. After an evaluation of earlier scholarship on the American technological sublime, the study examines four important decades in the development of the American technological sublime and some of the literary responses to it


Download The Double-Edged Sword PDF

The Double-Edged Sword

Author :
Publisher : Hachette UK
Release Date :
ISBN 10 : 9780575095311
Pages : 205 pages
Rating : 4.0/5 (575 users)

GO EPUB

Download or read book The Double-Edged Sword PDF or another Format written by Sarah Silverwood and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2010-09-16 with total page 205 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 'Sixteen's an interesting age: not quite a fully grown man, but not a kid either. Anything is possible when you're sixteen.' Finmere Tingewick Smith was abandoned on the steps of the Old Bailey. Under the guardianship of the austere Judge Harlequin Brown and the elderly gentlemen of Orrery House, Fin has grown up under a very strange set of rules. He spends alternate years at two very different schools and now he's tired of the constant lies to even his best friends, to hide the insanity of his double life. Neither would believe the truth! But on his sixteenth birthday, everything changes. The Judge is killed, stabbed in the chest with a double-edged sword that's disturbingly familiar, and from that moment on, Fin is catapulted into an extraordinary adventure. Through the Doorway in Fin's London, a hole in the boundaries of Existence, lies another London - and now both are in grave danger. For the Knights of Nowhere have kidnapped the Storyholder, the keeper of the Five Eternal Stories which weave the worlds together. Because of the Knights' actions, a black storm is coming, bringing madness with it. Fin may be just 16, but he has a long, dark journey ahead of him if he is to rescue the Storyholder and save Existence!


Download The Double-Edged Sword PDF

The Double-Edged Sword

Author :
Publisher : Hachette UK
Release Date :
ISBN 10 : 9781473221901
Pages : 352 pages
Rating : 4.2/5 (473 users)

GO EPUB

Download or read book The Double-Edged Sword PDF or another Format written by Sarah Pinborough and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2017-03-30 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 'Sixteen's an interesting age: not quite a fully grown man, but not a kid either. Anything is possible when you're sixteen.' Finmere Tingewick Smith was abandoned on the steps of the Old Bailey. Under the guardianship of the austere Judge Harlequin Brown and the elderly gentlemen of Orrery House, Fin has grown up under a very strange set of rules. He spends alternate years at two very different schools and now he's tired of the constant lies to even his best friends, to hide the insanity of his double life. Neither would believe the truth! But on his sixteenth birthday, everything changes. The Judge is killed, stabbed in the chest with a double-edged sword that's disturbingly familiar, and from that moment on, Fin is catapulted into an extraordinary adventure. Through the Doorway in Fin's London, a hole in the boundaries of Existence, lies another London -- and now both are in grave danger. For the Knights of Nowhere have kidnapped the Storyholder, the keeper of the Five Eternal Stories which weave the worlds together. Because of the Knights' actions, a black storm is coming, bringing madness with it. Fin may be just 16, but he has a long, dark journey ahead of him if he is to rescue the Storyholder and save Existence!


Download The Double Edged Sword PDF

The Double Edged Sword

Author :
Publisher : Austin Macauley Publishers
Release Date :
ISBN 10 : 9781398461024
Pages : 408 pages
Rating : 4.4/5 (398 users)

GO EPUB

Download or read book The Double Edged Sword PDF or another Format written by Emily Edwards and published by Austin Macauley Publishers. This book was released on 2022-05-31 with total page 408 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Rhia Bryant’s partnership with Jimmy Grant is an explosive affair. Considering their union to be the key to everything her adolescent heart had desired she was mortified when her lover told her he was moving to Germany to unearth a stolen painting. Unhappy with Jimmy’s wish to seek her father’s aid in his search Rhia looks to the past to help with the future. As the pathway to uncovering the painting grows darker, and her father’s own past comes to light, danger stalks her journey. To keep one step ahead of the challenges she faces, Rhia once more brings deception into the equation. The twists and turns of her personal life, forged by one Hans Parker, lead her into a year of deceit, lies, and a secret that threatens her very existence. A rollercoaster of a read that questions the fabric of life. Can a deceiver be deceived? When is the moral high ground destroyed?


Download The Double-Edged Sword PDF

The Double-Edged Sword

Author :
Publisher : iUniverse
Release Date :
ISBN 10 : 9780595236671
Pages : 248 pages
Rating : 4.2/5 (595 users)

GO EPUB

Download or read book The Double-Edged Sword PDF or another Format written by Charles D. Summers and published by iUniverse. This book was released on 2002-07-24 with total page 248 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Bobbie Ann Mason created a small town in Kentucky to fill with characters and plots. Lynch's Corner provides the same format for Mr. Summers. The Double-Edged Sword: Lynch's Corner in Depression and War is the fourth volume in the Lynch's Corner Series. These short stories are set during the harrowing days of the Great Depression and the challenging days of World War II, specifically, the world of the Office of Strategic Services. Readers will attend a baseball game in "Play Ball," wonder at the changes wrought by the Flood of 1937 in "Black Sunday," cheer for a new teacher in a backwater town in "Sinking Creek," try to unravel the mystery in the title short story, and accompany the OSS in spy stories such as "Burglary," "Fingers," "The Piano Player," and "Wine Cellar." The fifteen stories give a different perspective on the Thirties and Forties in a small southern town and on the spyscape of Europe. Come meet Mark Lynch, Fingers Malone, Lydia Carr, Temple McKenzie, Ludlow Carr and a cast of characters sure to engage your attention.


Download The Double-edged Sword PDF

The Double-edged Sword

Author :
Publisher : Peter Lang
Release Date :
ISBN 10 : 3039100610
Pages : 232 pages
Rating : 4.6/5 (1 users)

GO EPUB

Download or read book The Double-edged Sword PDF or another Format written by Perry Myers and published by Peter Lang. This book was released on 2004 with total page 232 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This study traces how Rudolf Steiner (1861-1925), founder of Anthroposophy and the Waldorf schools, and the sociologist Max Weber (1864-1920) confronted the societal transformations in fin-de-siècle Germany as their primary identity marker - Bildung or self-formation - began to break down. The book documents the German bourgeoisie's failure to modernise as an «imagined community», shedding new light on the larger question about the interrelationship of science, religion and culture by situating Weber's and Steiner's work into the broader context of the sociocultural and sociopolitical transformations during which it was created. Moreover, by exploring the influences across disciplines in a historical context the book provides insight into the cultural implications of new social science and religion at the beginning of the twentieth century.


Download The Double-Edged Sword PDF

The Double-Edged Sword

Author :
Publisher : Kindle Direct Publishing
Release Date :
ISBN 10 : 9798724210904
Pages : 189 pages
Rating : 4.2/5 (724 users)

GO EPUB

Download or read book The Double-Edged Sword PDF or another Format written by Christopher Turnbull and published by Kindle Direct Publishing . This book was released on 2021-04-16 with total page 189 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: At what point do we notice that the person sent to save needs to be saved? If your coworker was about to take their own life, would you ever notice? Is your coworker the same person at work that they are at home? Could you be the person to save their life? Or are you the one who needs saved?


Download The Double-Edged Sword of Freedom of Speech PDF

The Double-Edged Sword of Freedom of Speech

Author :
Publisher : Stanislaw Sielicki
Release Date :
ISBN 10 : 9781468178906
Pages : 34 pages
Rating : 4.1/5 (468 users)

GO EPUB

Download or read book The Double-Edged Sword of Freedom of Speech PDF or another Format written by Stanislaw Sielicki and published by Stanislaw Sielicki. This book was released on 2012-02-15 with total page 34 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The author argues that not only Ancient philosophers and political thinkers of the Age of Enlightenment saw the guiding and prominent role of educated elites and their censorship of thoughts and mores of the rest as an important factor in preserving Liberty in society. Such an argument was also an essential part of the Founding Fathers' reasoning. The resulting "Aristocratic Constitution" (in terms of Anti-Federalists) was meant to limit imprudence of the general populace, in particular that which was influenced by the autocratic, Bible-centered political ideology of the Puritan, Calvinist sects. When the paternalistic social model of the Founders was over-throned during the Civil War, which was effectively a coup d'etat of the Big Capital supported by Puritans who saw commonalities between their self-reliance doctrine and the new unrestricted predatory capitalism ideology, original mechanisms of the Founders' Constitution had begun to work against Liberty. The firm hold on the power by the union of the Big Capital and Evangelicals was briefly and indecisively interrupted by the Progressivist ideas of the New Deal, but now it is precipitously strengthening again. In such conditions the unrestricted Freedom of Speech and Expressions, guarded not exclusively from the infringements of the Government, but also from the Special Interest Groups and individuals, is the only way to save our deteriorating Liberty."


Download Autophagy - A Double-Edged Sword PDF

Autophagy - A Double-Edged Sword

Author :
Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
Release Date :
ISBN 10 : 9789535110620
Pages : 526 pages
Rating : 4.1/5 (535 users)

GO EPUB

Download or read book Autophagy - A Double-Edged Sword PDF or another Format written by Yannick Bailly and published by BoD – Books on Demand. This book was released on 2013-04-17 with total page 526 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The chapters in this book review the latest advances in the molecular mechanisms of autophagy, highlighting some of the most challenging research topics. The focus is mainly on how this basic cell defense mechanism comes into play in various pathologies, including liver diseases, myopathies, infectious diseases, cancers and neurodegenerative diseases. In these diseases, the contradictory autophagy roles of cell survival versus cell death emphasize the necessity of taking into account this double-edged nature in future development of already promising, autophagy- modulating, therapies.


Download Democracy's Double-Edged Sword PDF

Democracy's Double-Edged Sword

Author :
Publisher : Johns Hopkins University Press+ORM
Release Date :
ISBN 10 : 9781421415260
Pages : 176 pages
Rating : 4.4/5 (421 users)

GO EPUB

Download or read book Democracy's Double-Edged Sword PDF or another Format written by Catie Snow Bailard and published by Johns Hopkins University Press+ORM. This book was released on 2014-09-11 with total page 176 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: “Playing into the hands of neither the cyber-optimists nor the cyber-pessimists . . . this book makes a major contribution to our understanding.” —Talia Stroud, author of Niche News: The Politics of News Choice The beauty of democracy is not only that citizens can vote a candidate into office but that they can also vote one out. As digital media has grown omnipresent, it becomes more important for political scientists and communication scholars to understand its influence on all aspects of the political process, from campaigning to governance. Catie Snow Bailard argues that the Internet—by altering the quantity and range of information available to citizens—directly influences the ability of individuals to evaluate government performance. It also affects public satisfaction with the quality of available democratic practices and helps motivate political activity and organization. Bailard originates two theories for democratization specialists to consider—mirror-holding and window-opening—which she tests using data collected from dozens of countries and two randomized field experiments. Mirror-holding explores how accessing the Internet allows citizens to see a more detailed and nuanced view of their own government’s performance. Window-opening, however, enables those same citizens to glimpse how other governments perform, particularly in comparison to their own. This book offers a robust empirical foundation for testing the Internet’s effects on democratic attitudes—and reminds us that access to information does not necessarily ensure that democracy will automatically flourish. “An outstanding book on democracy and the Internet...highly original.” —Choice


Download The Two-Edged Sword PDF

The Two-Edged Sword

Author :
Publisher : Dog Ear Publishing
Release Date :
ISBN 10 : 9781608445660
Pages : 272 pages
Rating : 4.4/5 (68 users)

GO EPUB

Download or read book The Two-Edged Sword PDF or another Format written by Donald W. Tucker and published by Dog Ear Publishing. This book was released on 2010-07 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: For Donald W. Tucker, life from the get-go was a two-edged sword-a "damned if you do/ damned if you don't" black & white shades & wing-tips jungle existence of working the streets of Southside Chicago undercover ("with no cover") as a Federal narcotics and SS agent. Tucker was quick, sharp and street smart. Ultimately he rose through the ranks to become one of America's foremost federal law enforcement administrators and reformers. The Two-Edged Sword is a grim, gutsy, raw in-your-face first-hand account of what it was like to be Black and work as an undercover agent for the Federal Bureau of Narcotics (now called the DEA), and United States Secret Service from 1961-1990-some of the toughest years in this country's history of Civil Rights. Tucker's life story reads like a best-selling 007 whodunit, more fiction than fact-yet all of it really happened. "Too many times the risks were far greater than anticipated, but I was young and dumb," writes Tucker. "I didn't know what I was doing until I felt a .45 slammed against my head. Or, until I found myself being cuffed and dragged into a police car manned by an officer who had no way of knowing I was an undercover agent." "That I survived to tell my story is sheer luck," admits Tucker, whose office walls are plastered with certificates, awards and citations for his outstanding service. Tucker was born and raised in a postage stamp apartment that housed five children and four adults. A football scholarship to the University of Iowa served as his ticket to a better life. In 1961 he received his B.A. with a major in sociology and was immediately hired as an undercover agent for the Chicago FBN. In 1962, Tucker was serving in one of the U.S. Military units called in to escort black student James Meredith through the front door of Ole Miss in Oxford, Mississippi. Just as they were about take off for Oxford, however, Tucker and all other blacks were singled out and ordered to stay on base. This act of segregation was a turning point in Tucker's adult life. From that time on and for the rest of his life, he became a voice to be reckoned with as a Civil Rights advocate. In the Federal Law Enforcement agencies and in subsequent positions as U.S. Marshal for the District of Arizona and Protector for the Federal Courts, he was nicknamed "Tucker the Troublemaker." After a career with the USSS for almost 25 years, Tucker retired in March 1990. On March 26, 1990, he was sworn in as U.S. Marshal for the District of Arizona. In August 1994, Tucker was appointed Chief of Court Security for the Administrative Office of the United States Courts in Washington, D.C. In this capacity, he monitored the security provided to the Federal Judiciary and supervised the $150 million budget. He also coordinated the investigation of the bombing of the Federal Courthouse in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Tucker returned to Arizona in March 1996, and in January 1997, he started his own Investigations Company, T.I.P.S. (Tucker Investigations and Protective Services).


Download Double Edged Sword PDF

Double Edged Sword

Author :
Publisher :
Release Date :
ISBN 10 : 0646978713
Pages : 0 pages
Rating : 4.7/5 (978 users)

GO EPUB

Download or read book Double Edged Sword PDF or another Format written by and published by . This book was released on 2017 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:


Download A Double-Edged Sword PDF

A Double-Edged Sword

Author :
Publisher : Real African Publishers
Release Date :
ISBN 10 : 9780986996801
Pages : 341 pages
Rating : 4.9/5 (986 users)

GO EPUB

Download or read book A Double-Edged Sword PDF or another Format written by Phathekile Holomisa and published by Real African Publishers. This book was released on 2011-10-01 with total page 341 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Providing insight into South African values and culture, this book is a comprehensive study of the Congress of Traditional Leaders of South Africa (Contralesa) and its role in history. Essentially, it examines the Contralesa’s position during the Mass Democratic Movement’s struggles in the late 1980s—when liberation movements were unbanned and their leaders were released from jail—as well as during the post-1994 era of Nelson Mandela. A valuable resource, this reference will captivate those interested in the issue of governance, institutional change, and the interface between designed modernity and surviving traditions.


Download Double-edged Sword PDF

Double-edged Sword

Author :
Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
Release Date :
ISBN 10 : 0275966232
Pages : 276 pages
Rating : 4.2/5 (966 users)

GO EPUB

Download or read book Double-edged Sword PDF or another Format written by Appu Kuttan Soman and published by Greenwood Publishing Group. This book was released on 2000 with total page 276 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Explores the efficacy of nuclear diplomacy, the consequences of American nuclear brinkmanship, and the implications of the recent revival of nuclear diplomacy by the Clinton administration in conflicts with non-nuclear adversaries.


Download Trust Is a Double-Edged Sword PDF

Trust Is a Double-Edged Sword

Author :
Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
Release Date :
ISBN 10 : 9781669810247
Pages : 315 pages
Rating : 4.8/5 (669 users)

GO EPUB

Download or read book Trust Is a Double-Edged Sword PDF or another Format written by Waywill and published by Xlibris Corporation. This book was released on 2022-02-14 with total page 315 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: What does trust mean to you? How have you been impacted by relying on trust? Do you consider trust instinctive? Or is it something that must be earned by facts and actions? Is trust a whim or a researched reality? What has occurred when you trusted others? Can we ever—and forever—really trust someone? Does self-interest always take over and destroy the trust that we once considered sacrosanct? The breadth of trust is, in fact, the pillar of all the elements of our lives. We need to be much more aware and accountable to ourselves. Waywill shares a profusion of sharp insights and examples displaying the double-edged sword of trust, so you get the answers you need for re-establishing trust with yourself, setting boundaries, enhancing your relationships, finding the right job or courageously fulfilling your purpose, instilling values in your children, and making sound decisions.


Download Double Edged Sword PDF

Double Edged Sword

Author :
Publisher : iUniverse
Release Date :
ISBN 10 : 9780595209859
Pages : 157 pages
Rating : 4.2/5 (595 users)

GO EPUB

Download or read book Double Edged Sword PDF or another Format written by David C. Williams and published by iUniverse. This book was released on 2001 with total page 157 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Double Edge Sword is a dramatic, fictional adventure of African American Literary Folklore. It realistically depicts situations of unpredictable circumstances that develop during the life of Jason Philips, a young man who suddenly finds his secure way of life being threatened. Disenchanted, he watches a community that was once governed by wisdom, fall prey to a plot toward the demise of its moral structure. Using tactics designed to produce peaceful resolutions, Jason courageously embarks on a self-proclaimed mission to rectify the dilemma. Although sometimes for solutions, he often resorts to dealing with morally questionable collaborations that offer answers, but demand that his spiritual discernment be thoroughly tested. Ultimately, a battle between good and evil is initiated, and to the victor, the prize at hand is the control of the minds of a culture of people.


Download Double-Edged Sword PDF

Double-Edged Sword

Author :
Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
Release Date :
ISBN 10 : 9781496224224
Pages : 336 pages
Rating : 4.2/5 (496 users)

GO EPUB

Download or read book Double-Edged Sword PDF or another Format written by Bart Paul and published by U of Nebraska Press. This book was released on 2020-09 with total page 336 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Sidney Franklin (1903-76) was the last person you'd expect to become a bullfighter. The streetwise son of a Russian Jewish cop, Sidney had an all-American boyhood in early twentieth-century Brooklyn--while hiding the fact that he was gay. A violent confrontation with his father sent him packing to Mexico City, where first he opened a business, then he opened his mouth--bragging that Americans had the courage to become bullfighters. Training with iconic matador Rodolfo Gaona, Sidney's dare spawned a legend. Following years in small-town Mexican bullrings, he put his moxie where his mouth was, taking Spain by storm as the first American matador. Sidney's 1929 rise coincided with that of his friend Ernest Hemingway's, until a bull's horn in a most inappropriate place almost ended his career--and his life. Bart Paul illuminates the artistry and violence of the mysterious ritual of the bulls as he tells the story of this remarkable character, from Franklin's life in revolutionary Mexico to his triumphs in Spain, from the pages of Death in the Afternoon to the destructive vortex of Hemingway's affair with Martha Gellhorn during the bloody Spanish Civil War. This is the story of an unlikely hero--a gay man in the most masculine of worlds who triumphed over prejudice and adversity as he achieved what no American had ever accomplished, teaching even Hemingway lessons in grace, machismo, and respect.