The Fourth K

Author: Mario Puzo

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780517103876

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 1359


A PRESIDENTIAL DYNASTY. AN ARAB TERRORIST ATTACK. DEMOCRACY UNDER SIEGE. Mario Puzo envisioned it all in his eerily prescient 1991 novel, "The Fourth K," President Francis Xavier Kennedy is elected to office, in large part, thanks to the legacy of his forebears-good looks, privilege, wealth-and is the very embodiment of youthful optimism. Too soon, however, he is beaten down by the political process and, disabused of his ideals, he becomes a leader totally unlike what he has been before. When his daughter becomes a pawn in a brutal terrorist plot, Kennedy, who has obsessively kept alive the memory of his uncles' assassinations, activates all his power to retaliate in a series of violent measures. As the explosive events unfold, the world and those closest to him look on with both awe and horror. "From the Paperback edition."

The Fourth K

Author: Mario Puzo

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 0345480791

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

View: 474


A PRESIDENTIAL DYNASTY. AN ARAB TERRORIST ATTACK. DEMOCRACY UNDER SIEGE. Mario Puzo envisioned it all in his eerily prescient 1991 novel, The Fourth K. President Francis Xavier Kennedy is elected to office, in large part, thanks to the legacy of his forebears– good looks, privilege, wealth–and is the very embodiment of youthful optimism. Too soon, however, he is beaten down by the political process and, disabused of his ideals, he becomes a leader totally unlike what he has been before. When his daughter becomes a pawn in a brutal terrorist plot, Kennedy, who has obsessively kept alive the memory of his uncles’ assassinations, activates all his power to retaliate in a series of violent measures. As the explosive events unfold, the world and those closest to him look on with both awe and horror.

Kondratieff waves

Author: Leonid E. Grinin,Andrey V. Korotayev

Publisher: ООО "Издательство "Учитель"

ISBN: 5705760442

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 200

View: 9149


This fifth issue of the Yearbook ‘Kondratieff Waves’ has the subtitle ‘Historical and Theoretical Aspects’, as its papers cover some interesting aspects of long-wave dynamics both in historical trends and in theoretical researches. The Yearbook consists of three sections. The first section (Theoretical Aspects) includes two articles devoted to the correlation between the long waves and much longer cycles, i.e. the Industrial and the Cybernetic revolutions. The second section (Historical Aspects) presents three contributions which consider the history of the USA, technological activity since the Middle Ages and some little-known aspects of the history of long-wave dynamics research. The final section (Reviews, Notes, and Reflections) includes two reviews. This issue will be useful for economists, social scientists, as well as for a wide range of those interested in the problems of the past, present, and future of global economy and globalization.

Arthrodesis of the Foot and Ankle, An Issue of Clinics in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery

Author: Vincent J. Muscarella,Steven Boc

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1455739219

Category: Medical

Page: 174

View: 9706


Topics in this issue include: Arthrodesis of the Foot and Ankle: Surgical Considerations and Indications; Digital Arthrodesis; First MTPJ Arthrodesis; LisFranc Arthrodesis; Isolated TaloNavicular Arthrodesis; Subtalar Arthrodesis; Calcaneocuboid Arthrodesis; and Triple Arthrodesis.

HISTORY & MATHEMATICS

Author: Leonid Grinin,Andrey Korotayev

Publisher: ООО "Издательство "Учитель"

ISBN: 570575910X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 248

View: 2288


The present Yearbook (which is the eighth in the series) is subtitled Investigating Past and Future. It is devoted to three problems: the analysis of the aspects of past and present in the light of formal methods; singularity, i.e. forthcoming abrupt shift in development, the approach (or even presence) of which we already feel; the aspects of the cosmic future of human race. This issue consists of four sections: (I) History, Technologies, Politics, and Mathematics includes five articles on different directions of factual or theoretical content: history, technology, politics, and studies covering past, present, and future; (II) Singularity includes two contributions and is devoted to a rather interesting phenomenon of singularity. They suggest that indeed the hyperbolic planetary evolutionary trend observed since the origins of life on the Earth cannot continue beyond the forthcoming singularity, whereas the post-singular evolutionary trend should be qualitatively different from what has been observed before; (III) Beyond the Earth also consists of two very different articles, but they are united by their interest in the future of human race in terms of their interaction with the space; (IV) Reviews and Notes. We hope that this issue will be interesting and useful both for historians and mathematicians, as well as for all those dealing with various social and natural sciences.

كتاب جالينوس في ايام البحران

Author: Galen,Glen M. Cooper

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9780754656340

Category: History

Page: 638

View: 9122


This book presents the first edition, translation, and study of Hunayn ibn Ishaq's Arabic translation of the Galenic treatise De diebus decretoriis (kitab ayyam al-buhran 'Concerning the Critical Days'). It makes available this key text on prognosis in medicine, and at the same time throws new light on the activities of perhaps the most important translator in 9th-century Baghdad.

Industry 4.0

Author: Tessaleno Devezas,João Leitão,Askar Sarygulov

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319496042

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 431

View: 5934


This book presents the latest research perspectives on how the Industry 4.0 paradigm is challenging the process of technological and structural change and how the diversification of the economy affects structural transformation. It also explores the impact of fast-growing technologies on the transformation of socioeconomic and environmental systems, and asks whether structural and technological change can generate sustainable economic growth and employment. Further, the book presents the basic innovations (new technologies, materials, energy, etc) and industrial policies that can lead to such a structural change.