James Lindsay offers a timely and comprehensive examination of the role the modern Congress plays in foreign policy. He shows how the resurgence of congressional activism marks a return to the pattern that was once the norm in American politics. He analyzes the distribution of decision-making authority in Congress and offers a broader understanding of how the United States will develop a new foreign policy for the post-Cold War world.
In this short novel, a shocking and unprecedented national crisis has erupted just one week before Americans head to the polls. The incumbent Democratic president has been assassinated by an Iranian national.
Although there is no evidence, the government of Iran is quickly accused in the media as the mastermind behind the shooting as an act of retaliation for the severe economic sanctions imposed by the United States. Another stunning setback occurs when the vice-president is felled by a fatal heart attack just hours after taking the oath. Enter the Republican Speaker of the House who becomes the third president in than a day as the reins of power shift to the GOP. The election must be postponed while the Democrats select a new ticket.
Sensing weakness in the caretaker US government, Iran threatens that sanctions must be revoked within days or they will launch an attack in the Persian Gulf to shut down the supply of oil.
The world nervously awaits the outcome.
Après la révolution industrielle, l'Europe a été submergée par une substance étrange et dangereuse, l'écryme. Reliées par un fragile réseau de traverses d'acier, seules quelques cités gouvernées par l'aristocratie capitaliste émergent dans cette mer corrosive. Mais sous le joug de la Propagande, la révolte gronde...
Quand un dirigeable porteur d'une précieuse cargaison clandestine s'échoue dans l'écryme, c'est Louise Kechelev, avocate-duelliste et fille de révolutionnaires praguois, qui est chargée de récupérer la cargaison. Dans la même zone, un régiment de hussards en mission de reconnaissance a été décimé par une mystérieuse crise de folie. Seul survivant, le commandant Léon Radurin doit fuir les foudres de la Propagande.
Pour Louise et Léon, c'est le début d'un voyage sans retour aux confins des traverses, où se murmure le nom d'une cité perdue : Bohème.
From HRH Princess Michael of Kent, bestselling author of The Queen of Four Kingdoms, comes the eagerly-anticipated third volume in the Anjou trilogy. The final volume of the Anjou trilogy focuses on merchant Jacques Coeur, a man of humble beginnings but fiercely ambitious, who became one of the richest and most powerful men in fifteenth century France. HRH Princess Michael of Kent vividly re-enacts the life of Jacques Coeur as he becomes trusted confidante and champion of the Anjou royal family, particularly of his beloved patroness Yolande, Queen of the Four Kingdoms, and, of course, the beautiful and captivating Agnes Sorel who Jacques comes to know and understand as a friend. As Jacques's star shines brighter and brighter, his story runs parallel to that of Yolande and Agnes Sorel until the three interlink in devastating fashion and Jacques's ambition and generosity become his downfall. Meticulously researched and powerfully evoked, HRH Princess Michael of Kent unveils a seldom told story, enriched by her own insider's perspective of royal life.
Have I shown you my beautiful tail? Peacock asks. Isn't it the loveliest you've ever seen? Pig proclaims that his pink corkscrew is even more charming. Soon, Donkey, Dog, Cat, Horse, Rabbit - the entire farm, in fact - are admiring the magnificence of their own tails. The question on everyone's mind is: who has the best tail in the barnyard?
Maximilian Ponder shut himself away for thirty years in an attempt to record every memory he ever had. Now he lies dead, surrounded by his magnum opus - The Catalogue - an exhaustive set of notebooks and journals that he hopes will form the map of one human mind. But before his friend Adam Last can call the police and inform them of Max's death, one rather gruesome task remains in order for Max's project to be complete. Interspersed with sections from The Catalogue, Adam tells the story of the man he knew - a man whose life changed dramatically the day he buried a dead labrador and fought a duel with his father.What emerges is both the story of a friendship, and also of a lifelong obsession, a quest to understand the human mind, memory, and what constitutes a life.