A Rebel's Guide to Malcolm X [EPUB]
01 November 2016, 12:15
2016 | EPUB | 1.48MB
Malcolm X was an inspirational speaker, an activist and a revolutionary. He was born into poverty in 1925 in the US and his early life was shaped by racist violence: his home was firebombed when he was four and when he was six his father was found dead, probably killed by the Ku Klux Klan. By the time of Malcolm X’s assassination in 1965, he had become one of the most iconic figures of Black power.
This addition to the popular Rebel’s Guide series follows Malcolm X’s political journey and the movements and ideas that influenced it. It looks at why his ideas continue to resonate and why the need to take forward his arguments and militancy — “by any means necessary” — remains as strong as ever.
2017: War with Russia: An Urgent Warning from Senior Military Command [EPUB]
01 November 2016, 05:37
2016 | EPUB | 3.88MB
The rapid rise in Russia's power over the course of the last ten years has been matched by a stunning lack of international diplomacy on the part of its president, Vladimir Putin. One consequence of this, when combined with Europe's rapidly shifting geopolitics, is that the West is on a possible path toward nuclear war. Former deputy commander of NATO General Sir Richard Shirreff speaks out about this very real peril in this call to arms, a novel that is a barely disguised version of the truth. In chilling prose, it warns allied powers and the world at large that we risk catastrophic nuclear conflict if we fail to contain Russia's increasingly hostile actions.
In a detailed plotline that draws upon Shirreff's years of experience in tactical military strategy, Shirreff lays out the most probable course of action Russia will take to expand its influence, predicting that it will begin with an invasion of the Baltic states. And with GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump recently declaring that he might not come to the aid of these NATO member nations were he to become president, the threat of an all-consuming global conflict is clearer than ever.
This critical, chilling fictional look at our current geopolitical landscape, written by a top NATO commander, is both timely and necessary-a must-read for any fan of realistic military thrillers as well as all concerned citizens.
This New Noise: The Extraordinary Birth and Troubled Life of the BBC [EPUB]
01 November 2016, 03:13
2015 | EPUB | 1.92MB
Charlotte Higgins, the Guardian's chief culture writer, steps behind the polished doors of Broadcasting House and investigates the BBC. Based on her hugely popular essay series, this personal journey answers the questions that rage around this vulnerable, maddening and uniquely British institution. Questions such as, what does the BBC mean to us now? What are the threats to its continued existence? Is it worth fighting for?
Higgins traces its origins, celebrating the early pioneering spirit and unearthing forgotten characters whose imprint can still be seen on the BBC today. She explores how it forged ideas of Britishness both at home and abroad. She shows how controversy is in its DNA and brings us right up to date through interviews with grandees and loyalists, embattled press officers and high profile dissenters, and she sheds new light on recent feuds and scandals.
This is a deeply researched, lyrically written, intriguing portrait of an institution at the heart of Britain.