As President Trump's National Security Advisor, John Bolton spent many of his 453 days in the room where it happened, and the facts speak for themselves. The result is a White House memoir that is the most comprehensive and substantial account of the Trump Administration, and one of the few to date by a top-level official. With almost daily access to the President, John Bolton has produced a precise rendering of his days in and around the Oval Office. What Bolton saw astonished him: a President for whom getting reelected was the only thing that mattered, even if it meant endangering or weakening the nation. "I am hard-pressed to identify any significant Trump decision during my tenure that wasn't driven by reelection calculations," he writes. In fact, he argues that the House committed impeachment malpractice by keeping their prosecution focused narrowly on Ukraine when Trump's Ukraine-like transgressions existed across the full range of his foreign policy-and Bolton documents exactly what those were, and attempts by him and others in the Administration to raise alarms about them. He shows a President addicted to chaos, who embraced our enemies and spurned our friends, and was deeply suspicious of his own government. In Bolton's telling, all this helped put Trump on the bizarre road to impeachment. "The differences between this presidency and previous ones I had served were stunning," writes Bolton, who worked for Reagan, Bush 41, and Bush 43. He discovered a President who thought foreign policy is like closing a real estate deal-about personal relationships, made-for-TV showmanship, and advancing his own interests. As a result, the US lost an opportunity to confront its deepening threats, and in cases like China, Russia, Iran, and North Korea ended up in a more vulnerable place. Bolton's account starts with his long march to the West Wing as Trump and others woo him for the National Security job. The minute he lands, he has to deal with Syria's chemical attack on the city of Douma, and the crises after that never stop. As he writes in the opening pages, "If you don't like turmoil, uncertainty, and risk-all the while being constantly overwhelmed with information, decisions to be made, and sheer amount of work-and enlivened by international and domestic personality and ego conflicts beyond description, try something else." The turmoil, conflicts, and egos are all there-from the upheaval in Venezuela, to the erratic and manipulative moves of North Korea's Kim Jong Un, to the showdowns at the G7 summits, the calculated warmongering by Iran, the crazy plan to bring the Taliban to Camp David, and the placating of an authoritarian China that ultimately exposed the world to its lethal lies. But this seasoned public servant also has a great eye for the Washington inside game, and his story is full of wit and wry humor about how he saw it played.
Cesta životem je vždy plná překážek, jen jejich překonávání může vést k splnění snu. Jakub Nabi, lékař kurdského původu, napsal poutavý autobiografický román. Ve vzpomínkách se vrací do Iráku do rodného Kurdistánu, země zmítané neustálými válkami a chudobou. Jako malé dítě musel po útoku irácké armády na Kurdy utéci a žít několik let v uprchlickém táboře v sousedním Íránu. Válku, tvrdý režim Saddáma Husajna i boje mezi jednotlivými kurdskými frakcemi zažil na vlastní kůži. Po návratu do Kurdistánu, zasáhla rodinu další rána, otec na následky mrtvice ochrnul na polovinu těla a veškerá starost o početnou osmičlennou rodinu zůstala na mamince. Jakub od mala musel mamince pomáhat vydělávat peníze. Se svým oslíkem rozvážel vodu, prodával zeleninu, při studiích pracoval v restauraci, po studiích jako ošetřovatel v nemocnici. Už v Kurdistánu musel bojovat s místními předsudky. Jako dítě byl zasnouben s vlastní sestřenicí, on se však zamiloval do jiné ženy a snažil se bojovat s místní tradicí a vydobýt si právo na vlastní rozhodnutí o svém životě. Chtěl studovat medicínu, ale rodiče s tím nesouhlasili, neměli peníze na studia, nakonec se dostal pouze na dvouletou ošetřovatelskou školu. S takovým osudem se nechtěl smířit! Chtěl být lékař! „Vesmír se spojil“ a on dostal nabídku studia medicíny v „ráji“, jménem Evropa. Avšak ani jeho cesta do Evropy nebyla jednoduchá. Musel se sžít se zcela jinou kulturou, jinými zvyky, jinými hodnotami a úplně jinou tradicí. Neměl peníze, musel přerušit školu a pracovat… potkal několik osudových žen… a studoval…
Hidden away in the Record Department of the sprawling Ministry of Truth, Winston Smith skilfully rewrites the past to suit the needs of the Party. Yet he inwardly rebels against the totalitarian world he lives in, which demands absolute obedience and controls him through the all-seeing telescreens and the watchful eye of Big Brother, symbolic head of the Party. In his longing for truth and liberty, Smith begins a secret love affair with a fellow-worker Julia, but soon discovers the true price of freedom is betrayal.
The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and from pig to man again: but already it was impossible to say which was which...' Halas & Bachelor studio's classic and controversial 1954 animation of Animal Farm, George Orwell's chilling fable of idealism betrayed, was the first ever British animated feature film. This landmark illustrated edition of Orwell's novel was first published alongside it, and features the original line drawings by the film's animators, Joy Batchelor and John Halas.
Slovník rusko-anglický a anglicko-ruský.
Deemed the best history of oil ever written by Business Week and with more than 300,000 copies in print, Daniel Yergin's Pulitzer Prize-winning account of the global pursuit of oil, money, and power has been extensively updated to address the current energy crisis.
From Torey Hayden, the number one Sunday Times bestselling author of One Child comes Lost Girl, a poignant and deeply moving account of a lost little girl and an extraordinary educational psychologist's courage and determination. Jessie is nine years old and looks like the perfect little girl, with red hair, green eyes and a beguiling smile. She even has a talent for drawing gorgeous and intricate pictures. But Jessie also knows how to get her own way and will lie, scream, shout and hurt to get just exactly what she wants. Her parents say they can't take her back, and her social workers struggle to deal with her destructive behaviour and wild mood swings. After her chaotic passage through numerous foster placements, Jessie has finally received a diagnosis of an attachment disorder. Attachment disorders arise when children are deprived of the all-important close bonds with trustworthy adults that allow them to develop emotionally and thrive. Finally educational psychologist Torey Hayden is called in to help. Torey agrees to weekly meetings with Jessie to try and uncover why she is acting out. Torey's gentle care and attention reveal shocking truths behind Jessie's lies. Can Torey and the other social workers help to provide the consistent loving care that has so far been missing in Jessie's life, or will she push them away too?
This book is an advanced introduction to semantics that presents this crucial component of human language through the lens of the 'Meaning-Text' theory - an approach that treats linguistic knowledge as a huge inventory of correspondences between thought and speech. Formally, semantics is viewed as an organized set of rules that connect a representation of meaning (Semantic Representation) to a representation of the sentence (Deep-Syntactic Representation). The approach is particularly interesting for computer assisted language learning, natural language processing and computational lexicography, as our linguistic rules easily lend themselves to formalization and computer applications. The model combines abstract theoretical constructions with numerous linguistic descriptions, as well as multiple practice exercises that provide a solid hands-on approach to learning how to describe natural language semantics.
This handbook offers a thorough treatment of the science of linguistic annotation. Leaders in the field guide the reader through the process of modeling, creating an annotation language, building a corpus and evaluating it for correctness. Essential reading for both computer scientists and linguistic researchers.Linguistic annotation is an increasingly important activity in the field of computational linguistics because of its critical role in the development of language models for natural language processing applications. Part one of this book covers all phases of the linguistic annotation process, from annotation scheme design and choice of representation format through both the manual and automatic annotation process, evaluation, and iterative improvement of annotation accuracy. The second part of the book includes case studies of annotation projects across the spectrum of linguistic annotation types, including morpho-syntactic tagging, syntactic analyses, a range of semantic analyses (semantic roles, named entities, sentiment and opinion), time and event and spatial analyses, and discourse level analyses including discourse structure, co-reference, etc. Each case study addresses the various phases and processes discussed in the chapters of part one.
Each Ravenclaw House Edition features vibrant sprayed edges and intricate bronze foiling. The Order's iconic phoenix symbol rises from the flames at the very centre of the front cover, framed by stunning iconography of the Hall of Prophecy, twinkling with floating orbs of light. In addition to a bespoke introduction, the book also includes new illustrations by Kate Greenaway Medal winner Levi Pinfold, including a mysterious portrait of Ravenclaw alumna and Divination teacher Sybill Trelawney. All seven books in the series will be issued in these highly collectable, beautifully crafted House Editions, designed to be treasured and read for years to come.
Each Hufflepuff House Edition features vibrant sprayed edges and intricate silver foiling. The Order's iconic phoenix symbol rises from the flames at the very centre of the front cover, framed by stunning iconography of that grand hive of industry, the Ministry of Magic. In addition to a bespoke introduction, the book also includes new illustrations by Kate Greenaway Medal winner Levi Pinfold, including an arresting portrait of Hufflepuff student Justin Finch-Fletchley. All seven books in the series will be issued in these highly collectable, beautifully crafted House Editions, designed to be treasured and read for years to come.
Each Gryffindor House Edition features vibrant sprayed edges and intricate gold foiling. The Order's iconic phoenix symbol rises from the flames at the very centre of the front cover, framed by stunning iconography of The Burrow, home of the Weasley family. In addition to a bespoke introduction, the book also includes new illustrations by Kate Greenaway Medal winner Levi Pinfold, including a spectacular portrait of Sirius Black. All seven books in the series will be issued in these highly collectable, beautifully crafted House Editions, designed to be treasured and read for years to come.
Kniha vyšla poprvé v Mnichově v roce 1915, německy byla dosud vydána devatenáctkrát. Přeložena byla do všech hlavních evropských jazyků. Jde o nejproslulejší a nejdůležitější autorův titul, který vznikl v době, kdy se duchovní vědy začaly vyrovnávat s konkurencí přírodních věd. Wölfflin se zde snažil nalézt objektivní kritéria pro zkoumání výtvarných děl postižením vlastního vidění coby aktu předcházejícímu stylové charakteristice pozorovaných děl. V překládané knize srovnává renesanční a barokní výtvarná díla na základě pěti pojmových dvojic: lineární versus malířský, plošný versus hloubkový, uzavřený versus otevřený, mnohodílný versus jednotný, jasný versus nejasný. Wölfflinovy Grundbegriffe zůstávají i po více než sto letech základní systematikou dějin umění.
The explosive, untold story of how Russia mastered the art and science of targeted assassination 'A real life thriller, packed with characters that even John le Carre couldn't dream of. If this doesn't scare you, then you're not paying attention.' Oliver Bullough They thought they had found a safe haven in the green hills of England. They were wrong. One by one, the Russian oligarchs, dissidents, and gangsters who fled to Britain after Vladimir Putin came to power dropped dead in strange or suspicious circumstances. One by one, their British lawyers and fixers met similarly grisly ends. Yet, one by one, the British authorities shut down every investigation-and carried on courting the Kremlin. In From Russia With Blood, multi-award-winning investigative journalist Heidi Blake unflinchingly documents the growing web of Russian-linked deaths on British and American soil, tracking the men who lived and died in the Kremlin's crosshairs from London's high-end night clubs to Miami's million-dollar hideouts, and following a trail of increasingly savage attacks onto the streets of Salisbury, where the Russian double agent Sergei Skripal was poisoned with a deadly nerve agent in 2018. Working with bags of crime scene evidence, hundreds of thousands of pages of exclusive documents, surveillance footage, classified intelligence briefings, forensically restored phones and computers, and hundreds of insider interviews, Blake bravely exposes how Russia's killing campaign fits into Putin's pursuit of global dominance - and why Western governments have failed time and again to stop the bloodshed. This heart-stopping international investigation - written with the page-turning pace and chilling narrative of a thriller - reveals one of the most important and terrifying stories of our time.
It has been called the political crime of the century: This book from Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post reporter Greg Miller uncovers for the first time the truth behind the Kremlin's attempt to put Trump in the White House, how they did it, when and why. This exclusive book uncovers the truth behind the Kremlin's interference in Donald Trump's win and Trump's steadfast allegiance to Vladimir Putin. Drawing on interviews with hundreds of people in Trump's inner circle, the intelligence communities, foreign officials, and confidential documents. The Apprentice offers exclusive information about: * the hacking of the Democrats by Russian intelligence; * Russian hijacking of Facebook and Twitter; * National Security Adviser Michael Flynn's hidden communications with the Russians; * the attempt by Jared Kushner, Trump's son-in-law, to create a secret backchannel to Moscow using Russian diplomatic facilities; * the firing of FBI Director James Comey; * the appointment of Mueller and the investigation that has followed; * and Trump's jaw-dropping behaviour in Helsinki. Deeply reported and masterfully told, The Apprentice is essential reading for anyone trying to understand Vladimir Putin's secret operation, its catastrophic impact, and the nature of betrayal.
WELCOME TO THE ISLE OF MULCH… This little island is home to a large number of horrible grown-ups. The school, the local park, the toy shop and even the island’s ice-cream van are all run by awful adults who like nothing more than making children miserable. And the island is owned by the most awful one of all – Aunt Greta Greed! Something needs to be done about them. But who could be brave enough? Meet Ned – an extraordinary boy with a special power. SLIMEPOWER!
Before he was Ciri's guardian, Geralt of Rivia was a legendary swordsman. Season of Storms is an adventure set in the world of the Witcher, the book series that inspired the hit Netflix show and bestselling video games. Geralt. The witcher whose mission is to protect ordinary people from the monsters created with magic. A mutant who has the task of killing unnatural beings. He uses a magical sign, potions and the pride of every witcher - two swords, steel and silver.
WINNER of the International Affairs Book of the Year at the Political Book Awards 2014 Longlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize 2013 The First World War followed a period of sustained peace in Europe during which people talked with confidence of prosperity, progress and hope. But in 1914, Europe walked into a catastrophic conflict which killed millions of its men, bled its economies dry, shook empires and societies to pieces, and fatally undermined Europe's dominance of the world. It was a war which could have been avoided up to the last moment - so why did it happen? Beginning in the early nineteenth century, and ending with the assassination of Arch Duke Franz Ferdinand, award-winning historian Margaret MacMillan uncovers the huge political and technological changes, national decisions and - just as important - the small moments of human muddle and weakness that led Europe from peace to disaster. This masterful exploration of how Europe chose its path towards war will change and enrich how we see this defining moment in our history.
Bursting with fun fingerprinting ideas, this colourful activity book comes with its own inkpad of seven bright colours. Decorate the underwater scenes with fish, turtles, submarines, mermaids and much more. There are simple instructions showing how to fingerprint each picture and the book has a spiral binding so that it lies flat.
Join Poppy and Sam for lots of fingerprinting fun in this entertaining activity book, with its own brightly coloured inkpad of seven colours. Decorate the scenes with flowers, chicks, piglets, rabbits and much more. There are simple instructions showing how to fingerprint each scene and the book has a spiral binding so that it lies flat.