The Unravelling

Author: Emma Sky

Publisher: Atlantic Books Ltd

ISBN: 1782392599

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 300

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SHORTLISTED FOR THE ORWELL PRIZE 2016 SHORTLISTED FOR THE SAMUEL JOHNSON PRIZE 2015 Emma Sky was working for the British Council during the invasion of Iraq, when the ad went around calling for volunteers. Appalled at what she saw as a wrongful war, she signed up, expecting to be gone for months. Instead, her time in Iraq spanned a decade, and became a personal odyssey so unlikely that it could be a work of fiction. Quickly made civilian representative of the CPA in Kirkuk, and then political advisor to General Odierno, Sky became valued for her outspoken voice and the unique perspective she offered as an outsider. In her intimate, clear-eyed memoir of her time in Iraq, a young British woman among the men of the US military, Emma Sky provides a vivid portrait of this most controversial of interventions, exploring how and why the Iraq project failed.

The Unraveling

Author: John R. Schmidt

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 1429969075

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

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How did a nation founded as a homeland for South Asian Muslims, most of whom follow a tolerant nonthreatening form of Islam, become a haven for Al Qaeda and a rogue's gallery of domestic jihadist and sectarian groups? In this groundbreaking history of Pakistan's involvement with radical Islam, John R. Schmidt, the senior U.S political analyst in Pakistan in the years before 9/11, places the blame squarely on the rulers of the country, who thought they could use Islamic radicals to advance their foreign policy goals without having to pay a steep price. This strategy worked well at first--in Afghanistan during the anti-Soviet jihad, in Kashmir in support of a local uprising against Indian rule, and again in Afghanistan in backing the Taliban in the Afghan civil war. But the government's plans would begin to unravel in the wake of 9/11, when the rulers' support for the U.S. war on terror caused many of their jihadist allies to turn against them. Today the army generals and feudal politicians who run Pakistan are by turns fearful of the consequences of going after these groups and hopeful that they can still be used to advance the state's interests. The Unraveling is the clearest account yet of the complex, dangerous relationship between the leaders of Pakistan and jihadist groups—and how the rulers' decisions have led their nation to the brink of disaster and put other nations at great risk. Can they save their country or will we one day find ourselves confronting the first nuclear-armed jihadist state?

The Unraveling of Shauna Blackman

Author: J.C. Nicholson

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 1481758799

Category: Fiction

Page: 321

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On a cold November night while the world slept, Shauna Blackman left Massachusetts believing she murdered her husband. Her need to escape made sense except she didn't have a husband. It was the night Shauna fell into a rabbit hole, the story not to be confused with Alice in Wonderland. If she knew of a state with heat to spare she wuld have gone there, but it was the first place anyone would look for her. The only one who knew how her mind worked was her twin sister JessE, but JessE couldn't be trusted. Something was up with that girl. Trapped in a tiny town in Maine overrun with secrets, lies, and murder, fate turned against her. The bartender in town blamed her for a murder and the man she fell in love with was a bounty hunter. It was a no win situation unless fate had a change of heart.

The Unraveling

Author: K.L. Malmquist

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1456833499

Category: Fiction

Page: 210

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Moments after Bobby left, someone began watching young, innocent Kate. Who will save her—a bumbling father, an overprotective mother, or perhaps a guardian angel? And who is this intruder who peers into the intimacies of Kate’s life? F. L. Wasselwick’s Return of the Golden Turtle breathed life into beautiful Kate Beckermen. Readers fell in love with her and her dashing, charismatic Bobby. What will become of these two young lovers? With Bobby on a quest to find his purpose, Kate’s life collides with a misguided soul, a social castaway—this man who watches from her mirror. Leviticus Darkweather, a sinister, misunderstood genius, systematically studies Kate from his self-imposed isolation. His purpose: to deliver the greatest of gifts—a message that will save us from ourselves. K. L. Malmquist weaves yet another fantastic tale. It is a wild and twisted ride, an unpredictable journey. It is romance and adventure written with a flair for futuristic science fiction. Although the greatest of gifts has arrived, it comes not in a pretty little package. It remains locked away . . . in the mind of a madman . . . cradled by an insanity of our own creation. It is The Unraveling.

The Unraveling

Author: JP Franklinn

Publisher: Writers Republic LLC

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 266

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Back from war at the age of 19, Kyle Stone builds a financial empire in the City of San Francisco. There he will start his career after the suicide of his father at 8 and years on the street, Kyle is now ready. In the midst of craziness, romance blossoms, with a bright young woman who had no idea what she was getting into. However she will bring hope where there was none. Just as you think it is going to be okay, a twist in the story sends Kyle to an existence he never knew and never wanted to know, the Mafia. Root for him as he is drawn into a world unknown by most that will spill into all their lives. The Unraveling, is a story of corporate corruption, betrayal, family saga, Mafia, action, and adventure. If you are looking for a story with a brisk pace, crackling chemistry, witty banter, and romantic moments that make you melt, a high stakes plot, characters that jump off the page with the surprise of witchery, finishing with a dramatic ending, then The Unraveling is your book.

The Unraveling of Violeta Bell

Author: C. R. Corwin

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 1458718263

Category: Fiction

Page: 394

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Newspaper librarian Maddy Sprowls never gives story ideas to the editors at The Hannawa Herald-Union. She prefers to stay in the newspaper ''morgue'' and do her job, and hopes the editors stay in the newsroom and do theirs. Then one Saturday she sees four elderly women get out of a taxicab at a garage sale. She figures that those women must hire the cabby every week to drive them from garage sale to garage sale. And wouldn't that make a great feature story for the paper? Monday morning she runs straight to the newsroom with her idea. Shortly after the story runs, one of the four women is murdered: retired antique dealer Violeta Bell. Maddy wants no part of the investigation, but before she knows it, she's on another of her infamous snoopathons. And, good gravy, enjoying every minute of it. Violeta Bell is an enigma. She even claimed to be the Queen of Romania. Could it be true?

The Unraveling Strangeness

Author: Bruce Weigl

Publisher: Grove Press

ISBN: 9780802139382

Category: Poetry

Page: 82

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Bruce Weigl's poetry has been acclaimed by C. K. Williams as "powerful and frightening, poems [that] force us to repudiate our comfortable uncertainties, our drowsy vagueness," and Carolyn Forche has said that Bruce Weigl "is one of the most important poets of our time." With Song of Napalm and followed by Archeology of the Circle, Weigl has established himself as a poet of incomparable power and lyric fury. For Weigl, home is where the heart is and where the soul must reside. To leave one's home is to leave a vital part of oneself behind, and to return is to reconnect with one's history. The Unraveling Strangeness represents the record of a man in the middle of his life who comes back to his home after being away for twenty-five years. In these poems we find odes to New York City neighborhood life -- live from the front stoop. Poems such as "Hinckley and Nixon" point to a larger national turmoil that seeps its way into the consciousness of the mean streets of New York. Weigl closes with poems penned by a world-weary eye that extends childlike tribute to the wonders of the country. At stake in this journey is a rediscovery of deep and abiding connections to place, to family, and to old friends. Reginald Gibbons has raved that Bruce Weigl's poetry contains "a largeness of spirit that is filled with both hard memories and forgiveness."

The Unraveling

Author: Meredith Keller

Publisher: Gatekeeper Press

ISBN: 1662905467

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 268

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A hand scripted letter arrives in a rural mailbox on a vineyard in Northern California saying, “I think you may be my grandmother.” This shocking statement instantly dredges up shattering memories, flashbacks at blinding speed of sexual assault, isolation, pain, severance, and shame. There was the promise of closure to a nightmare that also held the pain of reliving each and every episode of a tragic drama with secrets well hidden for 52 years. Will she respond to the letter?

The Unraveling of Nenrae

Author: N.E. Cardenuto

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1735454826

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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We always have the freedom to choose our every thought, decision, and action. This seems like a simple concept, but in the case of a soul known as Nenrae, it took three lifetimes to even begin to understand. Follow along as this reality of free will crystalizes through the unraveling of her life in the ballet and maison close of Paris in the early 1800s, hidden away in a cloistered convent in eastern France of the late 1800s, and finally in the all-black American town of Red Bird, Oklahoma in the 1930s. Unraveling threads from lifetime to lifetime provide important lessons for the journey of this beautiful entity of light.