Day of the Assassins

Luckily we have Michael Burleigh to help us make sense of it.’ – Mail on Sunday In Day of the Assassins, acclaimed historian Michael Burleigh examines assassination as a special category of political violence and asks whether, like a ...

Author: Michael Burleigh

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1529030153

Category: Political Science

Page: 478

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‘Written with Burleigh’s characteristic brio, with pithy summaries of historical moments (he is brilliant on the Americans in Vietnam, for example) and full of surprising vignettes’ – The Times ’Book of the Week’ ‘Brilliant and timely . . . Our world today is as dangerous and mixed-up as it has ever been. Luckily we have Michael Burleigh to help us make sense of it.’ – Mail on Sunday In Day of the Assassins, acclaimed historian Michael Burleigh examines assassination as a special category of political violence and asks whether, like a contagious disease, it can be catching. Focusing chiefly on the last century and a half, Burleigh takes readers from Europe, Russia, Israel and the United States to the Congo, India, Iran, Laos, Rwanda, South Africa and Vietnam. And, as we travel, we revisit notable assassinations, among them Leon Trotsky, Hendrik Verwoerd, Juvénal Habyarimana, Indira Gandhi, Yitzhak Rabin and Jamal Khashoggi. Combining human drama, questions of political morality and the sheer randomness of events, Day of the Assassins is a riveting insight into the politics of violence.


Now, in Day of the Assassins, acclaimed historian Michael Burleigh explores the many facets of political assassination, explaining the role of historical precedent, why it is more frequent in certain types of society than others and asking ...



ISBN: 9781529030143



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Day Of The Assassins

Tanks, spies and assassinations - history just got interesting!

Author: Johnny O'Brien

Publisher: Bonnier Publishing Fiction Ltd.

ISBN: 1848771045

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 304

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Tanks, spies and assassinations - history just got interesting! When teenager Jack Christie stumbles upon a time machine and a secret time-travelling society his life changes forever. Jack is catapulted back to the start of the First World War, where the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand is about to throw the world into chaos. Should he intervene? Will he survive? The future of mankind is in Jack's hands. The first dangerous mission in the Jack Christie Adventures sets the pace at full throttle and the stakes as high as they go.

Application and Theory of Petri Nets and Concurrency

In order to try catching their target he needs to devote one bitcoin and one day of his time. After this day either the assassin is successful (t found) or fails (tlost) and needs to spend another day. When successful, the assassin can ...

Author: Ryszard Janicki

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 3030518310

Category: Computers

Page: 437

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This book constitutes the proceedings of the 41st International Conference on Application and Theory of Petri Nets and Concurrency, PETRI NETS 2020, which was supposed to be held in Paris, France, in June 2020. The conference was held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The 17 regular and 6 tool papers presented together in this volume were carefully reviewed and selected from 56 submissions. The focus of the conference is on following topics: application of concurrency to system design; languages and synthesis; semantics; process mining and applications; extensions and model checking; tools.

The Assassin and the Desert

They traveled for the remainder of the day, and the assassin sat in silence as she watched the forest pass, the tightness in her chest not easing until they'd left that shimmering glen far behind. Her body ached by the time they stopped ...

Author: Sarah J. Maas

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408834219

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 104

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The Silent Assassins of the Red Desert aren't much for conversation, and Celeana Sardothien wouldn't have it any other way. She's not there to chatter, she's there to hone her craft as the world's most feared killer for hire. Quiet suits her just fine - until she begins to suspect there's a traitor in the fortress, and she must determine which of the mute and mysterious assassins is her deadly adversary.

Ultimate City of Assassins Fantasy Collection

“The Day of Freedom is a myth. Only the Overlord can free us. He will never free us,” The man smiled. “I promise you if you live the Assassin and me live in peace for six hours. Your freedom day will get closer,” The Hunters hissed, ...

Author: Connor Whiteley

Publisher: CGD Publishing


Category: Fiction

Page: 301

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Grab four gripping urban fantasy books and 5 short stories now! City of Snow: An Assassin. A Cold Killing Ground. A City of Snow. When my blade falls nothing can stop it. I travel to the City of Snow. My skin chills in the freezing wind. I need to free the people from evil. A lot more than I realise depends on this kill. Awaiting Death: An Assassin. A Mysterious Mission. A Dark Truth. Sometimes death needs quickening. I love mysterious missions. I love killing. I love getting paid. But I hate feeling uneasy. Can I find out the truth before it’s too late? City of Fire A Tyrannical Overlord. A Puppet King. An Assassin Ready To Kill. In a world ruled by an Overlord, I’m their only hope. I kill in the City of Fire. I protect the innocent. I escape impossible places. Can I escape the City of Fire before it’s too late? If you love action packed, enthralling fantasy assassin short story, you’ll love this one! BUY NOW! City of Light A City In Need of Chaos. A Puppet King Needing To Die. A City of Light. Light brings darkness. I stand in a cold little high street. I need to cause chaos. I decide against my orders. How deadly is my choice? City of Vengeance: A Rageful Assassin. A King Going To Die. An Assassin wants Vengeance. I screw over people twice as hard. I feel boiling sweltering heat. I wait for my target. I want vengeance. Do I know the price of vengeance? Don’t miss this page-turning, action-packed fantasy short story kicking off the gripping City of Assassins novellas! City of Death A Rebellion In Mortal Danger. An Overlord's Unstoppable Army. One Assassin To Save The World. The Overlord must die. My enemy hunts my friends. I want to save them. I have to warn them. No matter the cost. Can I save my friends from annihilation? If you love fast paced, action packed fantasy books with romantic elements, you will love this! City of Martyrs A Rebellion In Tatters. A Dire Warning. One Assassin To Save Everyone. The Hunters Come For Her. The Assassin hates the Overlord. She hears the Hunters are coming. The Assassin knows only one thing can save them. Can the Assassin save the Rebellion? If you love tense fast paced urban fantasy books, you’ll love this! City of Pleasure An Unstoppable Army. A Dire Threat. An Unthinkable Solution. Peace never lasts. The Assassin learns about an unstoppable army. She needs to protect The Rebellion. The Assassin hopes the City of Pleasure helps. Can she save her friends? Or will she seal the fate of millions? If you enjoy gripping, fast-paced urban fantasy novellas, you’ll love this one! City of Power A Dragon’s Resting Place. A Capital Of Power. A Rod Of Sacrifice. In The City of Power The Final Battle Begins. The Assassin meets a contact. She learns about the Hunters. The Assassin knows the Final battle begins. Can the Assassin prevail? Or is everything lost? Buy this gripping, action packed conclusion to the fast paced urban fantasy series now! You don’t want to miss this!

The Assassins

We include in this book five examples of female assassins and three examples of female targets. ... European tyrants had been removed from power, and in part because the global depression of the 1930s focused most people on day-to-day ...

Author: Jan Young


ISBN: 0557952743



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The Life and Trial of Guiteau the Assassin

The twentieth day . — The court declined to issue subpænas for the big witnesses whom Guiteau had named in his list . This made the prisoner angry . At the opening of the session the prosecution began in rebuttal .

Author: John Clark Ridpath



Category: Assassins

Page: 131

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Dream Assassin

It had been a long drawn out day of looking for an elusive bond jumper with Sam and Ray, compounded by a dreary rain. They'd been one step behind him and had finally given up for the day and came back to the office.

Author: Rebecca Lewis

Publisher: Christian Faith Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1098018834

Category: Fiction

Page: 438

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There's a sex trafficking ring targeting young teens operating out of the metro area, and its tentacles are nationwide. Gabriel Brown, a.k.a. Angel Man, runs the ring like a businessman using the no mercy tactics of a terrorist. Though the cartel has muscled its way into his operation, he's sure he can sidestep the wrath of the cartel's hitman and secretly start his own lucrative side business using select high-end girls, including his long-time captive, Haley, as a lure. But sixteen-year-old Haley is looking for an out, one that doesn't leave her dead. Police Sergeant Angie Granger is assigned to help FBI Special Agent John Gallagher take down the ring by going undercover into the dark world of sex trafficking. Angie's new romantic interest, former Army Ranger turned bounty hunter, Mac Barelli, is not too happy about that. Further complicating the matter, Mac is pulled into the operation when his dead military buddy's daughter is taken by the ring, and her mother uses her own attraction for Mac and his PTSD guilt over the loss of his friend to influence him into helping her look for her daughter. Events spiral out of control when the time frame for the FBI's raid is leaked, and Mac and the found girls are trapped inside the tunnels of an old monastery where the ring has its operation. But the cartel's hitman is onto them and has murder on his mind.

Company Assassin

He'd smiled at her the day he died. Her heart tugged. She hadn't thought about that day in years. She should go and get the vegetables from the garden, but the purple in her nails would kill the plants as easily as it had her father.

Author: Claudia Blood

Publisher: Dragon Bane Publishing

ISBN: 1954603002

Category: Fiction

Page: 190

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Time is coming apart at the seams, and a tech-savvy teenage orphan is the only one who can save the past and the future… Turning eighteen in the orphanage on Kalecca means starvation for those who aren’t hired into a Family, so no one is celebrating Duff Roman’s big day. Outside the Family compounds lies the jungle. And in the jungle lies death. And Relics—the only real currency on Planet Kalecca. The orphans are Duff’s family, and he’s sacrificed everything to keep the orphanage running, even his chance to move on. But without him to bring in extra money, the orphans will starve under the Company’s control. Duff's only chance to save them is to find a spot on an independent crew and hopefully find a Relic to sell. When a seemingly chance encounter with Z, leader of the most feared independent crew, offers Duff his opportunity to score a Relic, it also gives Z a chance to relieve the guilt he feels over his past. But a Company assassin has plans to lay waste to Duff's future and destroy the people he cares about the most…