Автор: Johnson Chalmers Название: Blowback: The Costs and Consequences of American Empire ISBN: 0805075593 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780805075595 Издательство: Holtzbrink(MPS)/MPS Цена: 21300 T Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ. Описание: Now with a new and up-to-date Introduction by the author, the bestselling account of the effect of American global policies, hailed as "brilliant and iconoclastic" (Los Angeles Times) The term "blowback," invented by the CIA, refers to the unintended results of American actions abroad. In this incisive and controversial book, Chalmers Johnson lays out in vivid detail the dangers faced by our overextended empire, which insists on projecting its military power to every corner of the earth and using American capital and markets to force global economic integration on its own terms. From a case of rape by U.S. servicemen in Okinawa to our role in Asia's financial crisis, from our early support for Saddam Hussein to our conduct in the Balkans, Johnson reveals the ways in which our misguided policies are planting the seeds of future disaster. In a new edition that addresses recent international events from September 11 to the war in Iraq, this now classic book remains as prescient and powerful as ever. Chalmers Johnson, president of the Japan Policy Research Institute and professor emeritus at the University of California, San Diego, has written numerous books on Japan and Asia, including "Miti and the Japanese Miracle" and "Japan: Who Governs?" He lives near San Diego. In this timely, urgent, and iconoclastic study, Chalmers Johnson details the ongoing dangers faced by America's overextended empire, which projects its military power to every corner of the world and uses its capital and markets to force global economic integration on its own terms. Bruce Cummings, author of "The Origins of the Korean War," states: "As Johnson argues in this vital and engaging book, the halcyon days of American ascendancy cannot last: sooner or later, the stock market will fall, a counterbalancing force will emerge, or Washington will be unable to win a war without committing masses of ground troops, something for which the American body politic is utterly unprepared. Then all the latent contradictions in the American global position will emerge. When that happens--and it will--this honest, deeply learned, courageous, provocative, and witty man, Chalmers Johnson, will be your guide. Get hold of this prescient book and keep it." "Stunning . . . No one has exposed the shortsightedness, hubris, corruption, and instability of our country's imperial overreach with such impassioned incisiveness. "Blowback" is a wake-up call for America."--John W. Dower, author of "Embracing Defeat," winner of the Pulitzer Prize "I assigned "Blowback" in an Introduction to American Politics course at California State University, Hayward . . . I love the book and plan on using it in the Spring."--Wendy Sarvasy, Political Science department, California State University, Hayward ""Blowback" is expansive thinking . . . a straight-talking analysis of America's global conduct during the cold war and since, and what we're eventually going to pay for it."--Patrick Smith, "The Nation" "Boldly provocative . . . A useful and timely alert."--Richard Bernstein, "The New York Times" "Stunning . . . No one has exposed the shortsightedness, hubris, corruption, and instability of our country's imperial overreach with such impassioned incisiveness. "Blowback" is a wake-up call for America."--John W. Dower, author of "Embracing Defeat," winner of the Pulitzer Prize ""Blowback" is a powerful warning that the 'only superpower' complex is driving the United States into increasingly dangerous conflict with key countries throughout the world. Demolishing the argument that the United States is drifting into a new isolationism, Chalmers Johnson shows that American foreign policy is, in reality, more committed than ever to military intervention abroad and to the perpetuation of obsolete military alliances on terms incompatible with U.S. economic interests. This is original, hard-hitting 'must' reading for all those interested in the future U.
Автор: Johnson Chalmers A. Название: The Sorrows of Empire: Militarism, Secrecy, and the End of the Republic ISBN: 0805077979 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780805077971 Издательство: Holtzbrink(MPS)/MPS Цена: 29040 T Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ. Описание: "Impressive . . . a powerful indictment of U.S. military and foreign policy." -"Los Angeles Times Book Review," front page In the years after the Soviet Union imploded, the United States was described first as the globe's "lone superpower," then as a "reluctant sheriff," next as the "indispensable nation," and in the wake of 9/11, as a "New Rome." In this important national bestseller, Chalmers Johnson thoroughly explores the new militarism that is transforming America and compelling us to pick up the burden of empire. Recalling the classic warnings against militarism-from George Washington's Farewell Address to Dwight Eisenhower's denunciation of the military-industrial complex-Johnson uncovers its roots deep in our past. Turning to the present, he maps America's expanding empire of military bases and the vast web of services that support them. He offers a vivid look at the new caste of professional militarists who have infiltrated multiple branches of government, who classify as "secret" everything they do, and for whom the manipulation of the military budget is of vital interest. Among Johnson's provocative conclusions is that American militarism is already putting an end to the age of globalization and bankrupting the United States, even as it creates the conditions for a new century of virulent blowback. "The Sorrows of Empire" suggests that the former American republic has already crossed its Rubicon-with the Pentagon in the lead.
Автор: Johnson Chalmers Название: Aep: Dismantling the Empire ISBN: 0805094237 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780805094237 Издательство: Holtzbrink(MPS)/MPS Рейтинг: Цена: 18390 T Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ. Описание:
From the author of the bestselling Blowback Trilogy, an urgent call to confront America's waning power
In his prophetic book "Blowback," published before 9/11, Chalmers Johnson warned that our secret operations in Iraq and elsewhere around the globe would exact a price at home. Now, in a brilliant series of essays written over the last three years, Johnson measures that price and the resulting dangers America faces. Our reliance on Pentagon economics, a global empire of bases, and war without end is, he declares, nothing short of "a suicide option."
"Dismantling the Empire" explores the subjects for which Johnson is now famous, from the origins of blowback to Barack Obama's Afghanistan conundrum, including our inept spies, bad behavior in other countries, ill-fought wars, and capitulation to a military that has taken ever more control of the federal budget. There is, he proposes, only one way out: President Obama must begin to dismantle America's empire of bases before the Pentagon dismantles the American dream. If we do not learn from the fates of past empires, he suggests, our decline and fall are foreordained. This is Johnson at his best: delivering both a warning and a crucial prescription for a remedy.
Автор: Chalmers William Название: Old Kilsyth ISBN: 1840336412 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781840336412 Издательство: Hodder Рейтинг: Цена: 18800 T Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Автор: Stevie Chalmers with Graham McColl Название: The Winning Touch: My Autobiography ISBN: 0755363248 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780755363247 Издательство: Hodder Цена: 14140 T Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Автор: Chalmers Stevie Название: Winning Touch: My Autobiography ISBN: 0755363221 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780755363223 Издательство: Hodder Цена: 31460 T Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ. Описание: One of Celtic's greatest ever strikers, Stevie Chalmers epitomised the exciting attacking football with which Celtic took Europe by storm during the 1960s. It was Stevie who scored the golden goal in the 1967 European Cup final that clinched the great trophy for Celtic and that saw him and his team-mates immortalised as the Lisbon Lions. Stevie was the Glasgow club's leading scorer in that amazing 1966-67 season, when they became the first British club to reign as champions of Europe and in which they scooped up every trophy at home. He was also the club's most prolific striker during the 1960s, becoming leading goalscorer for Celtic four times during that decade. It was appropriate, then, that it should be Stevie Chalmers who should nip in ahead of everyone five minutes from time in Lisbon to finish off, with finesse, the challenge of Internazionale of Milan, the richest and most successful club in the world. It was the most magical moment in Celtic's history and Stevie describes here, in fascinating detail, just how he came to be in the right place at the right time to write himself into history. Here for the first time Stevie relates key inside details of Celtic's path to glory, his own enormous personal battle to overcome a near-fatal illness to become a footballer and his sometimes uneasy relationship with Jock Stein, the Celtic manager. It all underlines the momentousness of his being there to accomplish that match-winning feat on Celtic's greatest-ever day.
Автор: Chalmers, Thomas Название: Sabbath scripture readings ii - spiritual meditations from the old testament ISBN: 1599251922 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781599251929 Издательство: Неизвестно Рейтинг: Цена: 50050 T Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ. Описание: Thomas Chalmers (1780-1847) was considered by many the greatest Scots preacher of his day. From October 1841 - May 1847 Chalmers compiled these "Sabbath Readings" as he systematically worked through every chapter in the New Testament and Genesis 1 - 2 Kings 11. Like Augustine's "Confessions", these meditations are primarily written in the form and language of prayer. Here is Chalmers at his very best "They are precious fragments of immortal thought." - Charles H. Spurgeon
Автор: Neil Chalmers Название: how to: give a great presentation ISBN: 1509814477 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781509814473 Издательство: Pan Macmillan Рейтинг: Цена: 8070 T Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ. Описание: How often have you made a successful presentation one day and the next day made a complete mess of the same material? If your delivery of presentations is all too variable, don`t despair - help is at hand. how to: give a great presentation shows you how successful spoken communications work within a simple and executable framework of rules and techniques, and reveals how to avoid the pitfalls that exist to undermine your efforts. The expert advice in this book, illustrated with a host of relevant examples, will ensure that you`ll have no more problems making impressive presentations each and every time.
Developing Children's Communication from Birth to Four Years is an encouraging guide for practitioners and students working with young children in the Early Years Foundation Stage, which will also appeal to parents and family carers. Providing a clear outline of children's needs, responses and abilities at each developmental stage, it guides the reader on:
- how to recognise and predict children's individual feelings and reactions;
- how to talk and listen to children at different stages;
- how to be aware of body language and other non-verbal forms of communication;
- how to support communication for children with special and additional needs.
Offering advice, ideas and strategies for supporting relationships and understanding in diverse settings and at home, this book is an essential guide to developing communication and social skills in the early years.
Автор: Chalmers Название: Irena Chalmers All-Time ISBN: 0743210743 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780743210744 Издательство: Simon & Schuster Рейтинг: Цена: 27770 T Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ. Описание: From Simon & Schuster, Irena Chalmers' All-Time Favorites provides a lifetime of recipes for the first-time cook. A collection of recipes designed for cooks of all skill levels presents a wide variety of dishes, including Green Fettuccine with Pesto and Zucchini, Poached Salmon with Herb Mayonnaise, Lemon Mousse, and many others.
Автор: Harley Willard F. Jr., Chalmers Jennifer Harley Название: Surviving an Affair ISBN: 0800719549 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780800719548 Издательство: Неизвестно Рейтинг: Цена: 21440 T Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ. Описание: In "Surviving an Affair", Drs. Harley and Chalmers describe the most common types of affairs, the reasons they begin and end, the best way to end them, and the best way to restore marriage after an affair.