Company Man: Thirty Years of Controversy and Crisis in the CIA
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The Thirty-Year Genocide: Turkey’s Destruction of Its Christian Minorities, 1894-1924 by Benny Morris, Dror Ze’evi
Requirements: .PDF reader, 4.3 MB
Overview: A reappraisal of the giant massacres perpetrated by the Ottoman Empire, and then the Turkish Republic, against their Christian minorities.
Between 1894 and 1924, three waves of violence swept across Anatolia, targeting the region’s Christian minorities, who had previously accounted for 20 percent of the population. By 1924, the Armenians, Assyrians, and Greeks had been reduced to 2 percent. Most historians have treated these waves as distinct, isolated events, and successive Turkish governments presented them as an unfortunate sequence of accidents. The Thirty-Year Genocide is the first account to show that the three were actually part of a single, continuing, and intentional effort to wipe out Anatolia’s Christian population.
The years in question, the most violent in the recent history of the region, began during the reign of the Ottoman sultan Abdulhamid II, continued under the Young Turks, and ended during the first years of the Turkish Republic founded by Ataturk. Yet despite the dramatic swing from the Islamizing autocracy of the sultan to the secularizing republicanism of the post-World War I period, the nation’s annihilationist policies were remarkably constant, with continual recourse to premeditated mass killing, homicidal deportation, forced conversion, mass rape, and brutal abduction. And one thing more was a constant: the rallying cry of jihad. While not justified under the teachings of Islam, the killing of two million Christians was effected through the calculated exhortation of the Turks to create a pure Muslim nation.
Revelatory and impeccably researched, Benny Morris and Dror Ze’evi’s account is certain to transform how we see one of modern history’s most horrific events.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History
Thirty Thousand Bottles of Wine and a Pig Called Helga: A not-so-perfect tree change by Todd Alexander
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 24.5MB
Overview: Once I was the poster boy for corporate success, but now I’m crashing through the bush in a storm in search of a missing pig. How the hell did we end up here?
Todd and Jeff have had enough of the city. Sick of the daily grind and workaday corporate shenanigans, they throw caution to the wind and buy 100 acres in the renowned Hunter Valley wine region, intent on living a golden bucolic life and building a fabulous B&B, where they can offer the joys of country life to heart-weary souls.
Todd will cook, Jeff will renovate. They have a vineyard, they can make wine. They have space, they can grow their own food. They have everything they need to make their dreams come true.
How hard can it be?
Genre: Non-fiction > Biographies & Memoirs
Thirty Years of Treason: Excerpts from Hearings before the House Committee on Un-American Activities 1938-1968: Complete Set selected and edited by Eric Bentley
Requirements: .MP3 reader, 1.1 GB
Overview: A chilling reenactment of the federal government’s anti-Communist investigations.
The testimony that the author has gleaned for this audiobook from the 30-year record of the House Un-American Activities Committee focuses on HUAC’s treatment of artists, intellectuals, and performers. This highly listenable and absorbing collection of significant excerpts from the hearings shows with painful clarity how HUAC grew from a panel that investigated possible subversive activities in a "dignified" manner to a huge, unrelenting accusatory finger from which almost no one was safe. Thirty Years of Treason serves as a warning for the future and creates living history from the documentary record.
Genre: Audiobooks > Non-Fiction
Thirty Famous Patriotic Songs for Violin: Easy and Intermediate Solos for the Advancing Violin Player by Larry E. Newman
Requirements: .PDF reader, 1.4 MB
Overview: This book is comprised of many of the most loved patriotic themes ever written. These songs are important for students to know and include thirty well-known selections with chord changes which can be used for teacher provided accompaniments.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Educational
Harmony Of Colour Book Thirty Six: Elegant Elephants (2017)
Stressed out at work? Are the pressures of the world getting you down? We guarantee relaxation with these complex Zen and anti-stress colouring pages for adults. The Harmony of Colour Series offers detailed images and patterns that are chosen by experts for their soothing properties. Be aware of the overall harmony of your colouring rather than focusing on each element individually. Try to balance the colours so that they are a reflection of your emotions of the moment. If the colours of your page are in harmony, then your mind will follow! Now grab your pencils or textas and de-stress and dont forget to share your creations with us on social media.