The following books are in line for review over this coming week, in the order in which they have been published or will be published.
RELEASED: 13 February 2013. No reviews at Amazon.
How have the intelligence services been forced to adapt to try and combat the threat of terrorism? In this gripping book, former security correspondent Mark Huband takes us inside the shadowy world of intelligence-gathering. Drawing on previously unseen material, unpublished letters and exclusive interviews, he explores how the role and purpose of ‘intelligence’ has evolved from its origins in nineteenth-century Ireland to today’s fight against terrorism. Using his unique sources, he exposes the hidden blunders of the western intelligence agencies, such as the CIA’s total misreading of the KGB’s intentions during the Cold War, and the politicisation of intelligence in the build up to the Iraq War, and throws light on their evolving methods, including the manipulation of the media. Ranging from Kandahar to Belfast, this fast-paced book provides not only a compelling account of modern spycraft but a thoughtful and sobering analysis of its current fitness to combat the threat of 21st century terrorism.
RELEASED EARLY: 22 March 2013. 1 idiot review at Amazon flagged for deletion.
“My concern is not whether God is on our side; my greatest concern is to be on God’s side.”–Abraham Lincoln
Lincoln led America through one of the most tumultuous times in our nation’s history. Reading his words today, it is clear we still have much to learn concerning what it means to be on God’s side.
”There are few people on the scene who can put together mature Christianity with mature politics without compromising either. Jim Wallis does it best–and does it again here.” —Richard Rohr, OFM, Center for Action and Contemplation, Albuquerque, New Mexico.
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,942 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
RELEASE DATE IN APRIL 2013. No reviews allowed until release.
Told with candor and passion, Collapse of Dignity is Gómez’s account of the union’s fight, mounted in the face of traitors, armed aggression, death threats, and a political alliance extending all the way up to the presidential residence at Los Pinos. As he fends off absurdly complex legal charges, organizes the resistance from exile in Canada, and uncovers an anti-union conspiracy stretching back to years before the explosion, he only becomes more committed to fighting for the rights of Los Mineros—and by extension the workers of every country.
Gómez’s story is one of outrage, but also one of hope. Though Collapse of Dignity lays bare sickening injustice and inexcusable aggression against the Mexican working class, it is at its core a fervent call for a global workers’ movement that will represent the fundamental rights of every person who works for a living.
“Collapse of Dignity is an unblinking and unnerving look inside our world’s labor struggle. Gómez’s incredible account of the fight for justice in the face of seemingly insurmountable adversity is a warning, a lesson, and—ultimately—an impassioned call for international change. Essential reading for any working person.” —Thom Hartmann, Author of The Last Hours of Ancient Sunlight
“A riveting story about standing up to big corporations, Collapse of Dignity delivers a message for us all: We the People must force the global corporatocracy to serve us, the workers and consumers. The contrast between Chile and Mexico is a striking call to action.” —John Perkins, New York Times Bestselling Author of Confessions of an Economic Hit Man and Hoodwinked
Phi Beta Iota: Although the last book takes place in Mexico, similar crimes occur in the USA, but the greater crime in the USA associated with coal mining companies is the deliberate transfer of pension and health obligations of the retired miners to a shell company that then goes bankrupt, with all pensions and health benefits nullified by the bankruptcy. This is legalized crime in the USA, a direct result of a two-party monopoloy on justice that is for sale to the 1% while all too many of the 99% are put in prison to serve as slaves for hire. ENOUGH!