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Criminalized Power Structures Pb (Peace and Security in the 21st Century)
Criminalized Power Structures Pb (Peace and Security in the 21st Century)
by Michael Dziedzic
Edition: Paperback
Price: £26.95

5.0 out of 5 stars Why Peacekeeping Missions Fail, 16 Aug. 2016
At last, the subject of illicit power structures given the prominence it deserves! Here it is how to understand and implement better conflict prevention, effectively manage post-conflict situations, save millions of dollars in the process and in broader form push back against the rottenness of political corruption and criminal exploitation that permanently ruin the lives of populations in failing or failed states. Arrestingly and plainly revealed, the shameful motives that from the beginning of each international peace mission confound capacity- and institution-building are described by Mike Dzeidzic and seasoned practitioners in such compelling detail that tackling them should become the sine qua non of all future mission-planning. This is a piece of revelatory work and we deserve to hear the sound of brisk footsteps along government corridors as senior officials, grasping copies of this book, seek immediate entree to policy makers offices demanding major doctrinal changes.


Dinnerladies - The Complete Collection [DVD] [1998]
Dinnerladies - The Complete Collection [DVD] [1998]
Dvd ~ Victoria Wood
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5.0 out of 5 stars Shutters Up - and Enjoy, 16 Jun. 2016
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As Victoria Wood was constantly updating her scripts, directing the amazing number of rapid camera shots and choreographing the moves around the kitchen must have been a nightmare. Casting is brilliant, the characterisation overall is wonderful and the interplay between Anne Reid and Thelma Barlow is a delight.


Peter Kay's Car Share - Series 1 [DVD] [2015]
Peter Kay's Car Share - Series 1 [DVD] [2015]
Dvd ~ Peter Kay
Price: £7.00

5.0 out of 5 stars Totally Brilliant, 16 Jun. 2016
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Totally a joy to watch and touching too. What inspirational pairing - however did they keep straight faces? Well directed and edited. And, of course, along with thousand's more offers, Sian can come and stay at my house anytime.


Secrets and Lies
Secrets and Lies
by Christine Keeler
Edition: Hardcover

4.0 out of 5 stars The matter of fact way in which Roger Hollis is ..., 17 Oct. 2015
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The matter of fact way in which Roger Hollis is confirmed as a spy, the way the casual adultery of a senior royal is mentioned and the disgraceful behaviour of so many public figures still manages to dismay but, oh Christine, how you wouldn't learn the lessons of the day before. To readers who knew West London at the same time as you, the authenticity of the people and situations you describe is unquestionable but how we wish you hadn't needed them more than they needed you.


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5.0 out of 5 stars Not To Be Missed, 17 Oct. 2015
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Thoroughly reached, informative and extremely well written. John Le Carre's introduction is worth the price of the book alone.


Gordon Welchman: Bletchley Park's Architect of Ultra Intelligence
Gordon Welchman: Bletchley Park's Architect of Ultra Intelligence
by Joel Greenberg
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £19.99

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5.0 out of 5 stars A Companion to Other Books on Bletchley Park, 26 Sept. 2015
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Although the book celebrates Welchman's brilliance as a mathematician and an organiser, Greenberg delivers a pleasing and unexpected amount of additional information, which provides extraordinary detail about the people and events surrounding Welchman's efforts. Superbly well written and informative.


No Other Choice: An Autobiography
No Other Choice: An Autobiography
by George Blake
Edition: Hardcover

5.0 out of 5 stars The damage he did is terrible to contemplate but his ideological justification for doing so ..., 14 Sept. 2015
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Totally engrossing. The damage he did is terrible to contemplate but his ideological justification for doing so makes it difficult to know how to feel towards him - as other admit to feeling. That infallible motivation is what made him truly dangerous. He apparently remains committed to this day and is reported as saying, ' Communism is OK, it's just the Russians that ....ed it up.


The Blunders of Our Governments
The Blunders of Our Governments
by Anthony King
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £19.99

4.0 out of 5 stars A Parliamentary Candidate's Primer, 9 Feb. 2014
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Too awful to read, too compelling to put down. We thought it was bad, now we know for sure. No better justification for letting practitioners who do the work make the decisions.


Duty
Duty
by Robert Gates
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £25.00

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5.0 out of 5 stars Duty Indeed!, 9 Feb. 2014
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A compelling account by an forthright and at times irascible but compassionate man with unrivalled practitioner knowledge. A first-class exposition of what real leadership requires.


Interventions: A Life in War and Peace
Interventions: A Life in War and Peace
by Kofi Annan
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £25.00

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5.0 out of 5 stars A Revelation, 23 Nov. 2012
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Awakens a realisation of just how onerous and deep were the challenges confronting Kofi Annan during his tenure as UN Secretary General and who, despite the persistent lack of political will of member States, possessed a courage and tireless resolve to intervene in intra-State conflicts, tackle poverty and the HIV epidemic and by so doing, saved thousands of lives. An inspiration and revelation.


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