Peace Talks
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings

Peace Talks


  • Author : Jim Butcher
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2020-07-14
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780399587078


Peace Talks Book Description :

HARRY DRESDEN IS BACK AND READY FOR ACTION, in the new entry in the #1 New York Times bestselling Dresden Files. When the Supernatural nations of the world meet up to negotiate an end to ongoing hostilities, Harry Dresden, Chicago's only professional wizard, joins the White Council's security team to make sure the talks stay civil. But can he succeed, when dark political manipulations threaten the very existence of Chicago—and all he holds dear?...

Brief Cases
Score: 4
From 17 Ratings

Brief Cases


  • Author : Jim Butcher
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2018-06-05
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780451492128


Brief Cases Book Description :

An all-new Dresden Files story headlines this urban fantasy short story collection starring the Windy City’s favorite wizard. The world of Harry Dresden, Chicago’s only professional wizard, is rife with intrigue—and creatures of all supernatural stripes. And you’ll make their intimate acquaintance as Harry delves into the dark side of truth, justice, and the American way in this must-have short story collection. From the Wild West to the bleachers at Wrigley Field, humans, zombies, incubi, and even fey royalty appear, ready to blur the line between friend and foe. In the never-before-published “Zoo Day,” Harry treads new ground as a dad, while fan-favorite characters Molly Carpenter, his onetime apprentice, White Council Warden Anastasia ...

Battle Ground

Battle Ground


  • Author : Jim Butcher
  • Publisher : Ace
  • Release Date : 2020
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0593199308


Battle Ground Book Description :

THINGS ARE ABOUT TO GET SERIOUS FOR HARRY DRESDEN, CHICAGO'S ONLY PROFESSIONAL WIZARD, in the next entry in the #1 New York Times bestselling Dresden Files. Harry has faced terrible odds before. He has a long history of fighting enemies above his weight class. The Red Court of vampires. The fallen angels of the Order of the Blackened Denarius. The Outsiders. But this time it's different. A being more powerful and dangerous on an order of magnitude beyond what the world has seen in a millennium is coming. And she's bringing an army. The Last Titan has declared war on the city of Chicago, and has come to subjugate humanity, obliterating any who stand in her way. Harry's mission is simple but impossible: Save the city by killing a Titan. And the attempt...

Peace Talks

Peace Talks


  • Author : Tim Finch
  • Publisher : Europa Editions
  • Release Date : 2020-10-06
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1609456165


Peace Talks Book Description :

Edvard Behrens is a highly regarded senior diplomat who has made his reputation as a mediator in international peace negotiations. In his latest post, Edvard has been sent a nondescript resort hotel in the Tyrol. High up on this mountain, the air is bright and clear. When he isn't working, Edvard reads, walks, listens to music. He confides in no one - no one but his wife Anna. Anna, who he loves with all his heart; Anna, always present and yet forever absent. A small masterpiece of compression and containment, Peace Talks tells the story of one man grieving, the vicissitudes of the human heart, and our longing for peace. Reminiscent of Robert Seethaler's work in its formal elegance and emotional heft, of Rachel Cusk's novels in the precision and tena...

American Demon
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

American Demon


  • Author : Kim Harrison
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2020-06-16
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780593101438


American Demon Book Description :

A thrilling return to the #1 New York Times bestselling urban fantasy series, continuing Rachel Morgan's story. RACHEL MORGAN IS BACK--AND THE HOLLOWS WILL NEVER BE THE SAME. What happens after you've saved the world? Well, if you're Rachel Mariana Morgan, witch-born demon, you quickly discover that something might have gone just a little bit wrong. That the very same acts you and your friends took to forge new powers may have released something bound by the old. With a rash of zombies, some strange new murders, and an exceedingly mysterious new demon in town, it will take everything Rachel has to counter this new threat to the world--and it may demand the sacrifice of what she holds most dear....

The Costs of Conversation

The Costs of Conversation


  • Author : Oriana Skylar Mastro
  • Publisher : Cornell University Press
  • Release Date : 2019-03-15
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781501732218


The Costs of Conversation Book Description :

After a war breaks out, what factors influence the warring parties' decisions about whether to talk to their enemy, and when may their position on wartime diplomacy change? How do we get from only fighting to also talking? In The Costs of Conversation, Oriana Skylar Mastro argues that states are primarily concerned with the strategic costs of conversation, and these costs need to be low before combatants are willing to engage in direct talks with their enemy. Specifically, Mastro writes, leaders look to two factors when determining the probable strategic costs of demonstrating a willingness to talk: the likelihood the enemy will interpret openness to diplomacy as a sign of weakness, and how the enemy may change its strategy in response to such an int...

Peace Talks

Peace Talks


  • Author : Andrew Motion
  • Publisher : Faber & Faber
  • Release Date : 2015-11-17
  • Genre: Poetry
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780571325498


Peace Talks Book Description :

The second half of Andrew Motion's new collection returns to the sequence begun in Laurels and Donkeys, completing a body of work recognised by the Wilfred Owen Poetry Award in 2014. These meditations on combat and the people caught up in it look back to conflicts of the past: to the 'war to end all wars'; to Rupert Brooke on his final journey; to Wilfred Owen at Craiglockhart War Hospital; to Archduke Franz Ferdinand on the day of his fatal shooting. But Motion also depicts the ravages of modern warfare through reported speech, redacted documents, and vivid evocations of place, his plain understatement bringing the magnitude of war home to our own shores. These poems are moving and measured, delicate and clear-eyed, and bear witness to the futility ...

Skin Game
Score: 4
From 65 Ratings

Skin Game


  • Author : Jim Butcher
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2014-05-27
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780698157897


Skin Game Book Description :

Chicago’s only professional wizard is about to have a very bad day in the latest novel in the #1 New York Times bestselling Dresden Files... As Winter Knight to the Queen of Air and Darkness, Harry Dresden never knows what the scheming Mab might want him to do. Usually, it’s something awful. Mab has traded Harry’s skills to pay off a debt. And now he must help a group of villains led by Harry’s most despised enemy, Nicodemus Archleone, to break into a high-security vault so that they can then access a vault in the Nevernever. Problem is, the vault belongs to Hades, Lord of the freaking Underworld. And Dresden is dead certain that Nicodemus has no intention of allowing any of his crew to survive the experience. Dresden’s always been tricky, ...

Afghan Peace Talks

Afghan Peace Talks


  • Author : James Shinn
  • Publisher : Rand Corporation
  • Release Date : 2011-08-09
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780833058263


Afghan Peace Talks Book Description :

The objective of a negotiated peace in Afghanistan has been firmly embraced by most of the potential parties to a treaty. However, arriving at an agreement about the sequencing, timing, and prioritization of peace terms is likely to be difficult, given the divergence in the parties' interests and objectives. The U.S. objective in these negotiations should be a stable and peaceful Afghanistan that neither hosts nor collaborates with terrorists....

Beijing and the Vietnam Peace Talks  1965 68

Beijing and the Vietnam Peace Talks 1965 68


  • Author : Qiang Zhai
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1997
  • Genre: Asia
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105111198029


Beijing and the Vietnam Peace Talks 1965 68 Book Description :

The Johnson administration's escalation of the war in Vietnam in 1965 triggered strong domestic criticism. Responding to public pressure, President Johnson made a number of peace overtures to North Vietnam. The escalating conflict in Indochina also drew serious attention around the world. Efforts were made by various countries to promote a peaceful solution to the Indochina conflict. Thus, the war in Vietnam was intertwined with a series of peac initiatives made not only by Washington but also by Moscow, London, Paris, and a number of British commonwealth capitals. How did leaders in Beijing perceive these initiatives? Why were they so consistent and firm in opposing them? What were the repercussions of China's policy in the world? This paper uses ne...