The Sword and the Shield

Author: Peniel E. Joseph

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1541617851

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

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This dual biography of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King upends longstanding preconceptions to transform our understanding of the twentieth century's most iconic African American leaders. To most Americans, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr. represent contrasting ideals: self-defense vs. nonviolence, black power vs. civil rights, the sword vs. the shield. The struggle for black freedom is wrought with the same contrasts. While nonviolent direct action is remembered as an unassailable part of American democracy, the movement's militancy is either vilified or erased outright. In The Sword and the Shield, Peniel E. Joseph upends these misconceptions and reveals a nuanced portrait of two men who, despite markedly different backgrounds, inspired and pushed each other throughout their adult lives. This is a strikingly revisionist biography, not only of Malcolm and Martin, but also of the movement and era they came to define.

The Shield and the Sword

Author: Ernle Bradford

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1497625807

Category: History

Page: 272

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An authoritative history of the Knights of St. John, from Jerusalem to Malta, told by the bestselling author of The Great Siege. Known by many names through their centuries-long career, The Knights Hospitaller of Saint John dedicated themselves to defending the poor and sick. First formed in Jerusalem during the Crusades of the eleventh century, the Order of Saint John grew in wealth and power rivaled only by the Knights Templar. They survived exile from the Holy Land, settling first in Rhodes and then in Malta, which they famously defended against the Ottoman Empire’s epic invasion of 1565. Even after losing Malta to Napoleon Bonaparte two centuries later, the Order of Saint John continued its mission. Ernle Bradford, whose bestselling book The Great Siege recounts their historic battle for Malta, follows the Knights of Saint John through centuries of war, politics, rivalry, and perseverance in The Shield and the Sword.

The Sword and the Shield

Author: Christopher Andrew

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0465010032

Category: History

Page: 736

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The Sword and the Shield is based on one of the most extraordinary intelligence coups of recent times: a secret archive of top-level KGB documents smuggled out of the Soviet Union which the FBI has described, after close examination, as the "most complete and extensive intelligence ever received from any source." Its presence in the West represents a catastrophic hemorrhage of the KGB's secrets and reveals for the first time the full extent of its worldwide network. Vasili Mitrokhin, a secret dissident who worked in the KGB archive, smuggled out copies of its most highly classified files every day for twelve years. In 1992, a U.S. ally succeeded in exfiltrating the KGB officer and his entire archive out of Moscow. The archive covers the entire period from the Bolshevik Revolution to the 1980s and includes revelations concerning almost every country in the world. But the KGB's main target, of course, was the United States. Though there is top-secret material on almost every country in the world, the United States is at the top of the list. As well as containing many fascinating revelations, this is a major contribution to the secret history of the twentieth century. Among the topics and revelations explored are: The KGB's covert operations in the United States and throughout the West, some of which remain dangerous today. KGB files on Oswald and the JFK assassination that Boris Yeltsin almost certainly has no intention of showing President Clinton. The KGB's attempts to discredit civil rights leader in the 1960s, including its infiltration of the inner circle of a key leader. The KGB's use of radio intercept posts in New York and Washington, D.C., in the 1970s to intercept high-level U.S. government communications. The KGB's attempts to steal technological secrets from major U.S. aerospace and technology corporations. KGB covert operations against former President Ronald Reagan, which began five years before he became president. KGB spies who successfully posed as U.S. citizens under a series of ingenious disguises, including several who attained access to the upper echelons of New York society.

The Sword and the Shield

Author: George Retherford

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 059513680X

Category: Fiction

Page: 232

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Pinda is a Hindu word meaning Physical Planes of creation. This book begins a trilogy of the adventures of a man who trained for years to become a mystical warrior, thus earning him the right to bear the Great Pinda Sword and the six pointed Star Light Shield. Josh, the central character, finds himself, at first, running away. Then as the teachings progress he discovers what he and perhaps countless others have long forgotten, the imagination. His extraordinary use of hard earned and secret skills establishes him as a powerful threat to all that is negative. Set in modern day times this book will give rise to thought provoking questions about the reader’s unique place in these, the readings of the Pinda Chronicles.

The Sword and the Shield

Author: Kristan Stoddart

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137313501

Category: History

Page: 324

View: 9599


Kristan Stoddart reveals for the first time discussions that took place between the British, French and US governments for nuclear cooperation in the early to mid 1970s. In doing so it sets the scene for the upgrade to Britain's Polaris force codenamed Chevaline and how this could have brought down Harold Wilson's Labour government of 1974-1976.

The Sword and the Shield of the Realm

Author: Florian Stone Wells

Publisher: Florian Stone Wells

ISBN: 0979957702

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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Part mystery and part alternative history, this novel debuts a magnificent historical saga that takes the reader on a grand adventure during the religious and political maelstrom that is Central and Eastern Europe in the 15th century. Using scenes that are carefully and artfully presented lessons in history, the author takes us into a time, which can only be called, appropriately to the novel, Byzantine. This excellent book leaves you eager for the next installment.

The Sword of the Spirit in Memory

Author: Tena Marchand

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 1449741398

Category: Self-Help

Page: 116

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The Sword of the Spirit demonstrates a very easy method for memorizing scripture while enabling a deeper understanding of His Word. It will change you. You will establish a secure and solid foundation in Christ. You will become spiritually stronger as you face different challenges throughout life in your walk with the Lord. You will be set free from long-term sin, habits, and attitudes that have weighed you down and affected your overall Christian experience. You will develop a new way of thinking and discover that old ways are becoming a thing of the past. You will experience victory rather than defeat. You will move on to maturity more easily. A twenty-year-old has reached adulthood, but is not as mature as his father. The young adult should not be thinking or acting like a child that is five, ten, or thirteen years old. Nothing of those ages should influence his maturity level, or he will have difficulty making it in lifeand he will know stress very well. The same applies to us as Christians if we are not actively forsaking old ways and developing new ways. Topics include forgiveness, prayer, faith, resisting temptation, freedom from sin habits, peace, handling trials, renewing your mind, going forward, and allowing God to live through youjust to name a few of the very basic essentials for a solid platform in Christ. These scriptures will set you free from unnecessary burdens of self that hinder your moving forward in victory. As you memorize and meditate on these scriptures, you will be set free from years of emotional baggage that guide your feelings, thoughts, reactions, and decisions. You are renewing your mind and being transformed. It is what takes place in you by the working of the Holy Spirit, God Himself, as you memorize His Worda genuine new you! Memorizing the Bible is such a daunting task, that many people relegate it to the extremely spiritual and lose all hope of ever applying this wonderful tool to their own life. I so appreciate the humility and wisdom of Tena Marchand and this amazing tool for the believer. Without a doubt, these concepts and devotionals will help you accomplish this wonderful aspect of our faith. David had a revelation of this truth when he wrote, I have stored up Your word in my heart, that I might not sin against You (Psalms 119:11). Be blessed. Jonathan Stockstill, Lead Pastor of Bethany Church

The Sword and Shield

Author: John W. Edwards III

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1462044662

Category: Religion

Page: 340

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In todays multicultural atmosphere, Christians struggle to hold steadfast to the Word of God. Doubt, sin, and false teachers beckon at every turn and do their best to derail our faith. Therefore, Christians need to don the armor of God and yield His sword. Rich in theological history and filled with hope, The Sword and Shield reveals how Christians must embrace Gods word and stand firm in the belief of His eternal promise. Using his extensive theological knowledge, John W. Edwards III shares his personal journey of faith and demonstrates how todays Christian crusaders must remain diligent against Satans relentless attacks. Edwards examines the lives of several biblical leaders, including Moses, Daniel, David, and Paul, to show how they anchored believers to Gods holy message. He then discusses ways in which Christians can wield the sword of truth by knowing Gods message, living within the character of Christ, and preparing to be tested each day. In this way, Christians can apply their knowledge and discern between Gods truth and Satans lies. We are not measured to man, but measured to Gods word. Find your truth within Gods word and prepare to draw your sword!

The Shield and the Sword

Author: Premindra Singh Bhagat

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: India

Page: 111

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