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In the mid-1950s, Sri Lanka’s majority Sinhalese politicians began outbidding one another on who could provide the greatest advantages for their community, using the Sinhala language as their instrument. The appeal to Sinhalese linguistic nationalism precipitated a situation in which the movement to replace English as the country’s official language with Sinhala and Tamil (the language of Sri Lanka’s principal minority) was abandoned and Sinhala alone became the official language in 1956. The Tamils’ subsequent protests led to anti-Tamil riots and institutional decay, which meant that supposedly representative agencies of government catered to Sinhalese preferences and blatantly disregarded minority interests. This in turn led to the Tamils’ mobilizing, first politically then militarily, and by the mid-1970s Tamil youth were bent on creating a separate state.

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Genre: Political Science
Author: Neil DeVotta
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Release: 2004
File: 276 Pages
ISBN-13: 0804749248

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A weapon designed to decimate the Roman Empire has just become the No.1 threat to the United States. Caught live on Al Jazeera in an off-the-books operation, Scot Harvath's career has been terminated. But when the tide in the War on Terror suddenly turns against the US, the president has no choice but to secretly enlist the help of the man the administration has just fired. Ducking a congressional subpoena, Harvath travels to the Mediterranean, where he learns of a shadowy organization that has been combing the earth for decades in search of the ultimate weapon to use against the USA and her allies. Now, after three summers of record-breaking heat across Europe, one steadily melting Alpine glacier has given up an ancient secret - one with the potential to thrust civilization back into the Dark Ages. From Cyprus, London and Paris, to Italy, Switzerland and Saudi Arabia, Harvath must race against the clock to stop one of the greatest evils ever to face the western world. Look out for the adrenaline-fuelled new Brad Thor novel, Code of Conduct, published in July 2015!

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Genre: Fiction
Author: Brad Thor
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release: 2008-09-04
File: 448 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781847395290

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An explosive account of the resentments American policies are sowing around the world and of the payback that will be our harvest in the twenty-first century. Blowback, a term invented by the CIA, refers to the uninted consequences of American policies. In this sure-to-be-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 actions in the Balkans, Johnson reveals the ways in which our misguided policies are planting the seeds of future disaster. In the wake of the Cold War, the United States has imprudently expanded the commitments it made over the previous forty years, argues Johnson. In Blowback, he issues a warning we would do well to consider: it is time for our empire to demobilize before our bills come due.

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Genre: Political Science
Author: Chalmers Johnson
Publisher: Metropolitan Books
Release: 2001-01-23
File: 288 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781429928113

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“Adventure, political intrigue, suspense, and action galore.” —Steve Berry A MISSION FOR JUSTICE Explosions rock London, Paris, and Washington. Casualties number in the thousands. The President orders his covert agencies to retaliate with full force. It’s time to launch Operation Blowback. The Defense Intelligence Agency’s Bridget Davenport was in the strike zone when the terrorists attacked. Claiming responsibility is Al-Souri, a jihadist who has consolidated multiple extremist cells in Syria. He plans to establish his own rule and wage all-out war against the West. For Blowback to succeed, Bridget needs a covert operative to infiltrate Al-Souri’s forces. U. S. Army Lieutenant Faraz Abdallah is still recovering from his last mission. But both he and Bridget know he’s the only man for the job. Faraz must re-enter the terrorists’ deadly world -- before America’s enemies launch their next offensive. “Reading Blowback is like saddling a rocket. Once it gets going, hang on for the ride!” —John Gilstrap “A riveting and relentless read.” —Jon Land “Blowback kept me up all night. Al Pessin is the new Tom Clancy.” —Tony Park “A timely thriller that pulls no punches. Highly recommended.” —Ward Larsen

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Genre: Fiction
Author: Al Pessin
Publisher: Pinnacle Books
Release: 2021-02-23
File: 368 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780786046744

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London, 2012. A deadly virus is released on a late night tube. In seconds 23 innocent commuters die a horrible death. Chief inspector Moore of New Scotland Yard's terror unit is assigned the case. However, before he can begin the investigation, another attack occurs in a Camden pub and London is now a terrorized city. Bio Defence Inc., a shadowy government organization, is enlisted to work with the terror unit to determine what appears to be an international terror attack on British soil. But is it? Moore suspects that these bio terrorism attacks are somehow connected and go all the way to the highest level of the sitting government. Miranda Phillips is back pulling the strings; hell bent on revenge in any way she can, destroying all her enemies in her quest to eliminate the ultimate prize, Jonathan Savage. Can Moore stop the deadly game of cat and mouse before the U.K. goes into meltdown? Blowback is a thrill a minute roller coaster ride and a fitting follow up to Final Diagnosis.

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Genre: Fiction
Author: Paul V. Walters
Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing
Release: 2012-11
File: 302 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781625160683

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Thugs burst into Dr. Wade Turklen's home, brutally assaulting and slashing the throats of his wife and two daughters. He is shot and left for dead. Was his family the victims of a random attack or was he the target, and his family killed only to cover that fact? Fueled by hatred and bent on revenge, he sets out on a mission that may very well destroy the very essence of whom he believes himself to be.

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Genre: Fiction
Author: Bob McElwain
Publisher: Foremost Press, Inc.
Release: 2007-11
File: 324 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780978970420

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**#1 BESTSELLING AUTHOR: OVER 3 MILLION COPIES SOLD** **THE ENZO FILES: PETER MAY'S ADDICTIVE COLD-CASE SERIES** **'Fresh and delightfully readable' KIRKUS** **'Mouth-watering' EXAMINER.COM** The penultimate chapter in the Enzo Files, sees Enzo enter the volatile and - now, it appears - violent world of haute cuisine. PUY-DE-DÔME, FRANCE. A Silenced Man. Footprints in the snow lead to the murder scene of Marc Fraysse, France's most celebrated chef - brutally shot before he could make the revelation of his career. A Determined Man. Seven years on and the mystery still raw, Enzo Macleod, forensic investigator, forays into the heated world of haute cuisine to uncover bitter feuds and a burning secret. A Hunted Man. The Fraysse family history is as twisted as Enzo's own. And in his pursuit of truth, the depths of deceit threaten to consume Enzo - and that which he cherishes most. LOVED BLOWBACK? Read the series finale, CAST IRON LOVE PETER MAY? Order his new thriller, A SILENT DEATH

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Genre: Fiction
Author: Peter May
Publisher: RiverRun
Release: 2013-08-08
File: 368 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781782068891

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Introducing Blowback, an exhilarating new espionage thriller by former CIA ops officer Valerie Plame and thriller writer Sarah Lovett. Covert CIA ops officer Vanessa Pierson is finally close to capturing Bhoot, the world’s most dangerous international nuclear arms dealer. One of her assets delivers explosive intel: Bhoot will be visiting a secret underground weapons facility in Iran in just a few days. But just as Pierson is about to get the facility location, an ambush leaves her informant dead. Now Pierson has two targets: Bhoot and the asset’s sniper. When all the Agency’s resources aren’t enough to protect her assets from Bhoot’s assassin, Pierson risks going rogue and jeopardizing a fellow ops officer who is also her secret lover. With each day, the pressure of the manhunt mounts, forcing Pierson to put her cover and career—and life—at risk. With rapid-cut shifts from European capitals to Washington to the Near East, and with insider detail that only a former spy could provide, Blowback marks the explosive beginning to a thrilling new series. From the Paperback edition.

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Genre: Fiction
Author: Valerie Plame
Publisher: Penguin
Release: 2013-10-01
File: 400 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781101598566

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'I thought I was the biggest dope smuggler. I wasn't. He was' Howard Marks On 29 June 1988 Michael Forwell (aka The Fox) had it all - fast cars and speedboats, a nightclub in Bangkok, homes around the world. And a ship heading towards California carrying 72 tons of high-grade Thai marijuana, his last deal before going straight. On 30 June the DEA seized the ship in the biggest dope bust in history . . . and very soon Michael had nothing at all. A mild-mannered, public school educated Englishman who abhors violence, Michael was not the most likely drug smuggler but he was certainly one of the most successful. Now he shares his astonishing adventures as he found ever more inventive ways to smuggle dope from South-East Asia to the US. By the eighties Michael was juggling aliases, dodging the authorities and making millions of dollars. Until that final deal, too good to pass by, went horribly wrong and he was forced to go on the lam. Fast-paced and funny, Blowback takes us on an adrenalin-charged journey with a charming rogue, revealing the fun he had and the price he ultimately paid.

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Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Author: Michael Forwell
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Release: 2009-04-03
File: Pages
ISBN-13: 9780283070846

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He's just gotten some bad news, and its impact has made him immobile and fearful. He's always known that the racking cough was not just something that was going to go away, that the ache in his chest was indicative of something more serious. And now he's found out that he has a lesion on his lung which could be malignant. He's set to sit and wait and do nothing else until he gets the results, but is swayed into action by a call from an old buddy of his from the service, Harry Burroughs.Harry has an isolated fishing camp in Northern California. Currently, he has several people in residence. Recent events have convinced him that the place is a powderkeg waiting to erupt into violence. Therefore, the call to Nameless. What Nameless finds on his arrival is a simmering situation, mostly caused by the presence of a very erotic woman by the name of Angela who is there with her extremely jealous husband, Ray, who is even more combustible because he's a heavy drinker. Angela is a woman who plays sweet but gets deep underneath a man's skin and is nowhere near as innocent as she would have folks believe.And then the murders start. The first doesn't seem to have anything to do with the situation when a rug dealer is killed in his van. But then the inhabitants of the camp become targets, including Nameless. He faces more than the usual share of danger as he is entombed in a cave. The book has a little bit of everything-sexual intrigue, theft, murder, violence-all leavened by Nameless searching for the truth in a high tension environment.

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Genre: Fiction
Author: Bill Pronzini
Publisher: Speaking Volumes
Release: 2011-10-01
File: 152 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781612320687

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