The Six-Day War and Israeli Self-Defense

Author: John Quigley

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107032067

Category: History

Page: 266

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The war of June 1967 between Israel and Arab states was widely perceived as being forced on Israel to prevent the annihilation of its people by Arab armies hovering on its borders. Documents now declassified by key governments question this view. The UK, USSR, France and the USA all knew that the Arab states were not in attack mode and tried to dissuade Israel from attacking. In later years, this war was held up as a precedent allowing an attack on a state that is expected to attack. It has even been used to justify a pre-emptive assault on a state expected to attack well in the future. Given the lack of evidence that it was waged by Israel in anticipation of an attack by Arab states, the 1967 war can no longer serve as such a precedent. This book seeks to provide a corrective on the June 1967 war.

The Six Wives Of Henry VIII

Author: Antonia Fraser

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1780220677

Category: History

Page: 496

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Antonia Fraser's bestselling biography of Henry VIII's six wives; a subject of enduring fascination. The six wives of Henry VIII - Catherine of Aragon, Anne Boleyn, Jane Seymour, Anna of Cleves, Katherine Howard and Catherine Parr - have become defined in a popular sense not so much by their lives as by the way these lives ended. But, as Antonia Fraser conclusively proves, they were rich and feisty characters. They may have been victims of Henry's obsession with a male heir, but they were not willing victims. On the contrary, they displayed considerable strength and intelligence at a time when their sex supposedly possessed little of either.

The Six New Rules of Business

Author: Judy Samuelson

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

ISBN: 1523089989

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 192

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The rules of business are changing dramatically. The Aspen Institute's Judy Samuelson describes the profound shifts in attitudes and mindsets that are redefining our notions of what constitutes business success. Dynamic forces are conspiring to clarify the new rules of real value creation—and to put the old rules to rest. Internet-powered transparency, more powerful worker voice, the decline in importance of capital, and the complexity of global supply chains in the face of planetary limits all define the new landscape. As executive director of the Aspen Institute Business and Society Program, Judy Samuelson has a unique vantage point from which to engage business decision makers and identify the forces that are moving the needle in both boardrooms and business classrooms. Samuelson lays out how hard-to-measure intangibles like reputation, trust, and loyalty are imposing new ways to assess risk and opportunity in investment and asset management. She argues that “maximizing shareholder value” has never been the sole objective of effective businesses while observing that shareholder theory and the practices that keep it in place continue to lose power in both business and the public square. In our globalized era, she demonstrates how expectations of corporations are set far beyond the company gates—and why employees are both the best allies of the business and the new accountability mechanism, more so than consumers or investors. Samuelson's new rules offer a powerful guide to how businesses are changing today—and what is needed to succeed in tomorrow's economic and social landscape.

The Six-Step Button Therapy Method

Author: Lloyd R. Goodwin

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1552129152

Category: Psychology

Page: 65

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This book is a practical and psychological self-help approach utilizing the Six-Step Button Therapy Method, and is a companion book to the Button Therapy Book, providing a summary overview of the six steps.

Readings on the Six Yogas of Naropa

Author: Glenn H. Mullin

Publisher: Snow Lion Publications, Incorporated


Category: Religion

Page: 175

View: 7121

Must buy' for anyone interested in the tantric dimensions of Buddhism.

The Fundamentals of Acupuncture

Author: Nigel Ching

Publisher: Singing Dragon

ISBN: 0857012665

Category: Medical

Page: 750

View: 3683

This accessible textbook clearly explains the basic foundations and principles of acupuncture and Chinese Medicine. With over 70 illustrations, it covers the theories of yin and yang, the five phases, the physiology of the body, the internal organs, the channel system, acupuncture point categories, the point functions and indications, needling techniques and aetiological factors. Authoritative, yet readable, this is a vital addition to the shelves of all students of Chinese medicine.