Radical

Author: Maajid Nawaz
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1493025724
Format: PDF
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Maajid Nawaz spent his teenage years listening to American hip-hop and learning about the radical Islamist movement spreading throughout Europe and Asia in the 1980s and 90s. At 16, he was already a ranking member in Hizb ut-Tahrir, a London-based Islamist group. He quickly rose through the ranks to become a top recruiter, a charismatic spokesman for the cause of uniting Islam’s political power across the world. Nawaz was setting up satellite groups in Pakistan, Denmark, and Egypt when he was rounded up in the aftermath of 9/11 along with many other radical Muslims. He was sent to an Egyptian prison where he was, fortuitously, jailed along with the assassins of Egyptian President Anwar Sadat. The 20 years in prison had changed the assassins’ views on Islam and violence; Maajid went into prison preaching to them about the Islamist cause, but the lessons ended up going the other way. He came out of prison four years later completely changed, convinced that his entire belief system had been wrong, and determined to do something about it. He met with activists and heads of state, built a network, and started a foundation, Quilliam, funded by the British government, to combat the rising Islamist tide in Europe and elsewhere, using his intimate knowledge of recruitment tactics in order to reverse extremism and persuade Muslims that the ‘narrative’ used to recruit them (that the West is evil and the cause of all of Muslim suffering), is false. Radical, first published in the UK, is a fascinating and important look into one man's journey out of extremism and into something else entirely. This U.S. edition contains a "Preface for US readers" and a new, updated epilogue.

The Franks Casket

Author: Leslie Webster
Publisher: British Museum Publications Limited
ISBN: 9780714128184
Format: PDF, ePub
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The Franks Casket has intrigued and puzzled viewers since its rediscovery in the 19th century. Made in northern England in the 8th century, the sides and lids of the casket care some of the most intricate carvings known from Anglo-Saxon times. This book explores the meaning, function and history of this piece.

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide

Author: Ulf Johansson
Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
ISBN: 140535853X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The uniquely visual DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Sweden is your indispensible guide to this exciting country. This fully updated guide includes unique cutaways, floorplans and reconstructions of Sweden�s must-see sites, plus street-by-street maps of all its cities and towns. The new-look guide is also packed with photographs and illustrations leading you straight to the best attractions this diverse country has to offer. DK�s Eyewitness Travel Guide Sweden will help you to discover Sweden region by region; from the mountains and virgin forests and lakes, to the cosmopolitan cities of Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malm�. Detailed listings will guide you to the best hotels, restaurants, bars and shops for all budgets, whilst detailed practical information will help you to get around, whether by train, car or ferry. Plus, DK�s excellent insider tips will get you under the skin of Sweden, even explaining its folklore and traditions. DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Sweden - showing you what others only tell you.

Experimental Systems

Author: Michael Schwab
Publisher: Leuven University Press
ISBN: 905867973X
Format: PDF, ePub
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In the sciences, the experimental approach has proved its worth in generating what subsequently requires understanding. Can the emergent field of artistic research be inspired by recent thinking about the history and workings of science?

Colditz

Author: Quayside
Publisher:
ISBN: 0760346518
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Originally published: Colditz: the full story / P.R. Reid. London: Macmillan London Ltd., 1984.

The Vale of York Hoard

Author: Gareth Williams
Publisher: British Museum Publications Limited
ISBN: 9780714118185
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Discovered in 2007 and acquired by the British Museum and York Museums Trust, the Vale of York hoard was buried in the late 920s in the reign of the West Saxon king Athelstan, in what is now North Yorkshire. This was a crucial time in the unification of England and the contents of the hoard offer us insight into this turbulent and fascinating political period. The spectacular gold and silver jewellery, ingots and coins in the hoard originally came from regions ranging from Ireland to the Middle East. They represent Christianity, Islam and the worship of Thor, reflecting the amazing cultural diversity, contact and exchange in the Viking world, as well as the scope of Viking raiding and trading. The size of the hoard is impressive and the presence of some particularly valuable items such as a rare and beautiful silver gilt cup, previously unrecorded coins and a decorated gold armband indicate the extreme wealth of the owner of the hoard; possibly a powerful chieftain. This book describes the individual items in the Vale of York treasure and explores the historical and political context of the burial of this exceptional hoard, offering a fascinating picture of the Viking age.

North Carolina

Author: Tanya Lloyd Kyi
Publisher: Whitecap Books Limited
ISBN: 9781552850275
Format: PDF
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From the wind-carved canyons of Arizona to the crashing surf of the Oregon Coast, The America Series offers the armchair traveler to explore the nation`s most fascinating sites. Each offers an in-depth look at an individual state.