Black Flags

Black Flags
Author: Joby Warrick
Release: 2016
Editor: Anchor Books
Pages: 353
ISBN: 9780804168939
Language: en
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"When he succeeded his father in 1999, King Abdullah of Jordan released a batch of political prisoners in the hopes of smoothing his transition to power. Little did he know that among those released was Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, a man who would go on to become a terrorist mastermind too dangerous even for al-Qaeda and give rise to an Islamist movement bent on dominating the Middle East. Zarqawi began by directing hotel bombings and assassinations in Jordan from a base in northern Iraq, but it was the American invasion of that country in 2003 that catapulted him to the head of a vast insurgency. By identifying him as the link between Saddam and bin Laden, the CIA inadvertently created a monster. Like-minded radicals saw him as a hero resisting the infidel occupiers and rallied to his cause. Their wave of brutal beheadings and suicide bombings continued for years until Jordanian intelligence provided the Americans with the crucial intelligence needed to eliminate Zarqawi in a 2006 airstrike. But his movement endured, first called al-Qaeda in Iraq, then renamed Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, seeking refuge in unstable, ungoverned pockets on the Iraq-Syria border. And as the Syrian civil war broke out in 2011, ISIS seized its chance to pursue Zarqawi's dream of a sweeping, ultra-conservative Islamic caliphate. Drawing on unique access to CIA and Jordanian sources, Joby Warrick weaves together heart-pounding, moment-by-moment operational details with overarching historical perspectives to reveal the long trajectory of today's most dangerous Islamic extremist threat"--

Black Flags Blue Waters The Epic History of America s Most Notorious Pirates

Black Flags  Blue Waters  The Epic History of America s Most Notorious Pirates
Author: Eric Jay Dolin
Release: 2018-09-18
Editor: Liveright Publishing
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9781631492112
Language: en
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With surprising tales of vicious mutineers, imperial riches, and high-seas intrigue, Black Flags, Blue Waters is “rumbustious enough for the adventure-hungry” (Peter Lewis, San Francisco Chronicle). Set against the backdrop of the Age of Exploration, Black Flags, Blue Waters reveals the surprising history of American piracy’s “Golden Age” - spanning the late 1600s through the early 1700s - when lawless pirates plied the coastal waters of North America and beyond. “Deftly blending scholarship and drama” (Richard Zacks), best-selling author Eric Jay Dolin illustrates how American colonists at first supported these outrageous pirates in an early display of solidarity against the Crown, and then violently opposed them. Through engrossing episodes of roguish glamour and extreme brutality, Dolin depicts the star pirates of this period, among them the towering Blackbeard, the ill-fated Captain Kidd, and sadistic Edward Low, who delighted in torturing his prey. Upending popular misconceptions and cartoonish stereotypes, Black Flags, Blue Waters is a “tour de force history” (Michael Pierce, Midwestern Rewind) of the seafaring outlaws whose raids reflect the precarious nature of American colonial life.

Under the Black Flag

Under the Black Flag
Author: David Cordingly
Release: 2013-02-06
Editor: Random House
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780307763075
Language: en
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“This is the most authoritative and highly literate account of these pernicious people that I have ever read.”—Patrick O'Brian “[A] wonderfully entertaining history of pirates and piracy . . . a rip-roaring read . . . fascinating and unexpected.”—Men's Journal This rollicking account of the golden age of piracy is packed with vivid history and high seas adventure. David Cordingly, an acclaimed expert on pirates, reveals the spellbinding truth behind the legends of Blackbeard, Captain Kidd, Sir Francis Drake, the fierce female brigands Mary Read and Anne Bonny, and others who rode and robbed upon the world's most dangerous waters. Here, in thrilling detail, are the weapons they used, the ships they sailed, and the ways they fought—and were defeated. Under the Black Flag also charts the paths of fictional pirates such as Captain Hook and Long John Silver. The definitive resource on the subject, this book is as captivating as it is supremely entertaining. Praise for Under the Black Flag “[A] lively history . . . If you've ever been seduced by the myth of the cutlass-wielding pirate, consider David Cordingly's Under the Black Flag.”—USA Today, “Best Bets” “Engagingly told . . . a tale of the power of imaginative literature to re-create the past.”—Los Angeles Times “Entirely engaging and informative . . . a witty and spirited book.”—The Washington Post Book World “Plenty of thrills and adventure to satisfy any reader.”—The Philadelphia Inquirer

Black Flags and Windmills

Black Flags and Windmills
Author: scott crow
Release: 2014-07-01
Editor: PM Press
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781604864533
Language: en
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When both levees and governments failed in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, the anarchist-inspired Common Ground Collective was created to fill the void. With the motto of “Solidarity Not Charity,” they worked to create power from below—building autonomous projects, programs, and spaces of self-sufficiency like health clinics and neighborhood assemblies, while also supporting communities defending themselves from white militias and police brutality, illegal home demolitions, and evictions. Black Flags and Windmills—equal parts memoir, history, and organizing philosophy—vividly intertwines Common Ground cofounder scott crow’s experiences and ideas with Katrina’s reality, illustrating how people can build local grassroots power for collective liberation. It is a story of resisting indifference, rebuilding hope amid collapse, and struggling against the grain to create better worlds. The expanded second edition includes up-to-date interviews and discussions between crow and some of today’s most articulate and influential activists and organizers on topics ranging from grassroots disaster relief efforts (both economic and environmental); dealing with infiltration, interrogation, and surveillance from the State; and a new photo section that vividly portrays scott’s experiences as an anarchist, activist, and movement organizer in today’s world.

Under the Black Flag

Under the Black Flag
Author: David Cordingly
Release: 2006-05-09
Editor: Random House Trade Paperbacks
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780812977226
Language: en
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“This is the most authoritative and highly literate account of these pernicious people that I have ever read.”—Patrick O'Brian “[A] wonderfully entertaining history of pirates and piracy . . . a rip-roaring read . . . fascinating and unexpected.”—Men's Journal This rollicking account of the golden age of piracy is packed with vivid history and high seas adventure. David Cordingly, an acclaimed expert on pirates, reveals the spellbinding truth behind the legends of Blackbeard, Captain Kidd, Sir Francis Drake, the fierce female brigands Mary Read and Anne Bonny, and others who rode and robbed upon the world's most dangerous waters. Here, in thrilling detail, are the weapons they used, the ships they sailed, and the ways they fought—and were defeated. Under the Black Flag also charts the paths of fictional pirates such as Captain Hook and Long John Silver. The definitive resource on the subject, this book is as captivating as it is supremely entertaining. Praise for Under the Black Flag “[A] lively history . . . If you've ever been seduced by the myth of the cutlass-wielding pirate, consider David Cordingly's Under the Black Flag.”—USA Today, “Best Bets” “Engagingly told . . . a tale of the power of imaginative literature to re-create the past.”—Los Angeles Times “Entirely engaging and informative . . . a witty and spirited book.”—The Washington Post Book World “Plenty of thrills and adventure to satisfy any reader.”—The Philadelphia Inquirer

Black Flag

Black Flag
Author: David Ricciardi
Release: 2020-05-19
Editor: Penguin
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781984804686
Language: en
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CIA officer Jake Keller faces stakes that are very high and very personal in the latest electrifying thriller from the author of Rogue Strike. After years of relative calm, piracy has returned to the high sea. But the days of AK-47s and outboard engines are over. The new pirates hit like a SEAL team. Highly trained, and using cutting edge technology, they make sure their victims are never heard from again. Ships and crews are vanishing at a staggering rate. As the threat to international shipping grows, U.S. authorities become determined to find the source of this new danger. Jake Keller has a plan—to lure the pirate mastermind out of hiding by infiltrating his organization—but it’s a dangerous gambit, made more so by Jake's personal involvement with the beautiful heiress to a Greek shipping fortune and an ulterior agenda coming out of CIA headquarters. As the threats close in from all sides, Jake finds himself faced with a familiar choice: back off, or go on the offensive. His fate, and the fate of a nation, hang on his decision.

Black Flag

Black Flag
Author: H. G. Tudor
Release: 2016-12-15
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Pages: 184
ISBN: 1541147782
Language: en
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Why does he do that? Why does she behave in that manner? How many times have you considered, discussed and debated the behaviour of a partner, friend, family member of colleague when their behavior has left you puzzled? Why do they always react in a certain way? Why do they behave in that odd manner? Most of the time it is an abusive action which is being delivered by a narcissist but the victim has no idea why this is happening or who they have tangled with. People may have heard of projection, triangulation or gaslighting but would you recognize it when one of those manipulations is being played out against you? Chances are the answer is no. Here are fifty real life manifestations of abuse which show up as a black flag in a relationship with a narcissistic abuser. Not only does this direct compendium detail what those forms of abuse show as, what they really are and what the effect can be, you will also learn from a master practitioner why this happens. Remarkable insight and enlightenment.

The Little Black Book of Big Red Flags

The Little Black Book of Big Red Flags
Author: Natasha Burton,Julie Fishman
Release: 2011-05-18
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781440524868
Language: en
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You've done it before. Saw something wrong with him--whether it was suspect grooming habits or ridiculously childish behavior--but let it slide. It's not that big of a deal. Except it totally was. You wanted to fall in love, but ended up going insane. You swore you'd never do it again. But did. Don't beat yourself up. In the search for love, we've all either blatantly ignored or completely missed red flags. Instead, smarten up. It's time to figure out what you missed and learn how to avoid similar flagtastic fiascos in the future. If you raise your red flag awareness now, you'll be able to greenlight a real relationship down the road.

Summary and Analysis of Black Flags The Rise of ISIS

Summary and Analysis of Black Flags  The Rise of ISIS
Author: Worth Books
Release: 2017-03-14
Editor: Open Road Media
Pages: 30
ISBN: 9781504044820
Language: en
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So much to read, so little time? This brief overview of Black Flags: The Rise of ISIS tells you what you need to know—before or after you read Joby Warrick’s book. Crafted and edited with care, Worth Books set the standard for quality and give you the tools you need to be a well-informed reader. This short summary and analysis of Black Flags includes: Historical context Chapter-by-chapter overviews Profiles of the main characters Detailed timeline of key events Important quotes Fascinating trivia Glossary of terms Supporting material to enhance your understanding of the original work About Black Flags: The Rise of ISIS by Joby Warrick: Two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Joby Warrick has written an authoritative account of the origins and rapid ascent of the largest global terrorist organization today: the Islamic State. Drawing on hundreds of interviews with US and Middle Eastern intelligence officials, as well as two decades of experience covering global terrorism, Warrick presents portraits of the group’s leadership, including the “godfather” of ISIS, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, and of its current leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Warrick explains the historical context and the sectarian struggles behind the rise of the Islamic State, the missteps by US intelligence that aided it, and the heroic work by intelligence and military officials that have fought against it. His work explains the appeal of ISIS and the threat it poses to the Middle East and global peace. The summary and analysis in this ebook are intended to complement your reading experience and bring you closer to a great work of nonfiction.

Black Flags of the Caribbean

Black Flags of the Caribbean
Author: Simon Cottee
Release: 2021-03-25
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9780755616954
Language: en
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The Caribbean does not immediately come to mind when we think about ISIS – and yet, in 2017, Trinidad and Tobago ranked first place in the list of western countries with the highest rates of foreign-fighter radicalization, with over 240 nationals travelling to Syria and Iraq to join ISIS' caliphate. Simon Cottee investigates how ISIS came to gain such an unlikely, yet significant foothold in Trinidad. Based on a three-year investigation in the country, featuring interviews the families and friends of those who left to join the jihad, Muslim activists and community leaders, imams, politicians, and intelligence agents, this book presents the social forces and communities in Trinidad that have been affected by ISIS.

Raising Black Flags

Raising Black Flags
Author: Stephen Sanders
Release: 2008-09
Editor: Lulu.com
Pages: 104
ISBN: 9780615255354
Language: en
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Poetry by and about pirates by Flora Alomari, J.L. Bright, Chuck Burrows, Sandra l. Harris, Cassidy King, Shari Land, Shana L. Martin, Michael Muller, Debra Estes peterson, Melody Sanders, Stephen Sanders, Desiree Simons, Kittye Williams, Pamala A. Williams and the artwork of Robert L. Berry, Jr. and Kenneth King.

Under the Black Flag

Under the Black Flag
Author: Sami Moubayed
Release: 2015-09-29
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780857727176
Language: en
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The Islamic State movement (ISIS/ISIL/IS) burst onto the world stage in 2014. From its heartland in Syria, where it arose from the chaos of the Syrian Revolt, the organisation has expanded in ideology and membership and now poses a significant threat to the region, if not to the wider world. Moubayed, a Beirut-based journalist who has been analysing Syria and the region for 20 years, has unrivalled access to the movement and its participants. His book is the first inside account of an organisation which has dominated the headlines with a dangerous mix of barbarity and military prowess. In looking at the historical background of ISIS: where it came from, how it evolved, where it stands today and what its aims are for the future to reveal, it will provide, for the first time, a fully-fledged picture of what lies at the heart of the Islamic State.

Research Awards Index

Research Awards Index
Author: Anonim
Release: 1983
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 329
ISBN: MINN:30000008789053
Language: en
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Black Flags in Vietnam

Black Flags in Vietnam
Author: Henry McAleavy
Release: 1968
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 296
ISBN: UOM:39015058008452
Language: en
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The Triple Agent

The Triple Agent
Author: Joby Warrick
Release: 2012
Editor: Anchor
Pages: 252
ISBN: 9780307742315
Language: en
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A Pulitzer Prize-winning intelligence reporter presents a narrative account of a mysterious Jordanian agent that describes how he infiltrated both al-Qaeda and the CIA before killing himself and seven CIA operatives in a suicide bombing, an event that revealed sobering agency weaknesses. Reprint.

Rogue Strike

Rogue Strike
Author: David Ricciardi
Release: 2019-06-04
Editor: Penguin
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9780399585777
Language: en
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Jake Keller finds himself in a familiar position—on the run for his life and desperate to find the shadowy figures behind a global conspiracy. CIA agent Jake Keller and his partner, Curt Roach, are in Yemen on an important mission. They've been tipped off to a secret meeting of top al Qaeda leaders. The plan is to interrupt the meeting with a few unexpected visitors—a pair of Hellfire missiles from an orbiting drone. But the drone stops responding to their signals and soon disappears over the horizon. When next seen, the drone is attacking innocent pilgrims in Mecca. Jake and Curt are staggered. The U.S. government is desperate to disavow this atrocity. Who better to blame than a couple of rogue CIA agents? With all the governments of the Middle East looking for them and no help from their own side, they are in a desperate race to stay ahead of the mob and find out who's actually behind the crime.

Black Flags and Social Movements

Black Flags and Social Movements
Author: Dana M. Williams
Release: 2017
Editor: Contemporary Anarchist Studies
Pages: 264
ISBN: 1526105543
Language: en
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An in-depth analysis of contemporary anarchist movements, focusing upon who anarchists are, and where they may be found.

The Terror Years

The Terror Years
Author: Lawrence Wright
Release: 2017-07
Editor: Vintage
Pages: 464
ISBN: 9780804170031
Language: en
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Several "pieces first published in The New Yorker recall the path terror in the Middle East has taken from the rise of al-Qaeda in the 1990s to the recent beheadings of reporters and aid workers by ISIS ... They include an ... impression of Saudi Arabia, a kingdom of silence under the control of the religious police; the Syrian film industry, then compliant at the edges but already exuding a feeling of the barely masked fury that erupted into civil war; [and] the 2006-11 Israeli-Palestinian conflict in Gaza, a study in disparate values of human lives. Others continue to look into al-Qaeda as it forms a master plan for its future, experiences a rebellion from within the organization, and spins off a growing web of terror in the world"--

Black Flag

Black Flag
Author: Oliver Bowden
Release: 2013
Editor: Michael Joseph
Pages: 455
ISBN: 0718178157
Language: en
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Fantasy fiction. It's the Golden Age of Piracy a time when greed, ambition and corruption overcome all loyalties and a brash young captain, Edward Kenway, is making his name known for being one of the greatest pirates of his day. In 'Black Flag', discover the story of how Edward, a young privateer, became one of the world's most deadly pirates and was drawn into the centuries-old battle between the Templars and the Assassins.

Black Flag The Big Book of False Flag and Government Conspiracies

Black Flag  The Big Book of False Flag and Government Conspiracies
Author: Andrè RavenSkül Venås
Release: 2019-03-16
Editor: Lulu Press, Inc
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9780359498185
Language: en
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This is the Big Book of False Flags and Government Conspiracies, I tried to fit as much as I could find in one place for your reading enjoyment.