Mariel Hemingway's Healthy Living from the Inside Out [EPUB]

Mariel Hemingway's Healthy Living from the Inside Out [EPUB]
Mariel Hemingway's Healthy Living from the Inside Out: Every Woman’s Guide to Real Beauty, Renewed Energy, and a Radiant Life by Mariel Hemingway
2006 | EPUB | 8.25MB

Question: Which of the following have you done this week?

A. Switched on the TV within minutes of waking up.
B. Eaten lunch while driving.
C. Taken your cell phone into the bathroom.
D. Used a cup of coffee as a pick-me-up.
E. Looked in the mirror and had a negative thought about your body.

Question: Which of the following haven't you done this week?

A. Laid the table for breakfast.
B. Noticed what time the sun set.
C. Driven with the radio and the cell phone switched off.
D. Exercised.
E. Looked in the mirror and had a kind thought about your body.

The answers to these questions most likely reveal the biggest challenge most of us face in today's hectic world. How do we do it all? We all want to eat right, work out regularly, and be able to relax and find peace at the end of the day. But it just seems that life gets in the way. Well now it doesn't have to.

Mariel Hemingway's Healthy Living from the Inside Out is a revolutionary individualized program that teaches us how looking and feeling great are just a few simple choices away. No more bossy diets or impossible exercise routines. Instead, Mariel divides healthy living into four foundational areas where we can isolate the issues we all face and start making the best decisions for our life.

Food: What we eat and drink affects every part of our lives, from energy level to body shape. By making us conscious about our everyday choices, we learn to use food in a positive way to boost the body and mind and correct imbalances of weight, mood, and energy. Mariel provides some of her favorite recipes to help us integrate a flavorful yet super nutritious diet into our regular lives.

Exercise: Exercise is not just to stay in shape but to stay connected to ourselves. By putting the emphasis on quality not quantity, we learn to nurture ourselves, stay grounded, and transform our mental, emotional, and physical states a little bit each day. We'll end up looking and feeling better than ever.

Silence: In our super noisy world, bringing quiet reflection into our lives slows down the rush, helps us learn the empowering skill of observation, and ultimately can guide us into healthier habits and behaviors.

Home: Too often the home in which we live echoes the clutter and chaos of the outside world. Learn how to make home a place where we can rest, recharge, and refocus—a haven for the balanced life we (and our families) seek.

Encouraging us to listen to ourselves and do things differently, Mariel presents a unique 30-day program for discovering real beauty, renewed energy, and a radiant life. We can all look amazing and feel fantastic from head to toe. The results are immediate and will last a lifetime.

How I Gave Up My Low-Fat Diet and Lost 40 Pounds and How You Can Too [EPUB]

How I Gave Up My Low-Fat Diet and Lost 40 Pounds and How You Can Too [EPUB]
How I Gave Up My Low-Fat Diet and Lost 40 Pounds and How You Can Too: The Ultimate Guide to Low-Carbohydrate Dieting by Dana Carpender
2011 | EPUB | 2.15MB

How I Gave Up My Low Fat Diet and Lost Forty Pounds! is a breezy, chatty, non-technical, fun-to-read explanation of low carbohydrate dieting -- why it works, the surprising health benefits, and most importantly, how to "do" the diet. Or, rather, diets,since the book details three very different main approaches to controlling carbohydrates (including the Basic Low Carb Diet, similar to Atkins or Protein Power, and the Mini-Binge Diet, popularized as The Carbohydrate Addict's Diet), plus several variations, finally summing up the basic principles which tie them all together. The point is to give the reader the tools necessary to construct a new way of eating that will fit his or her body, psyche, and lifestyle, thus allowing them to stay slim, energetic, and healthy for life.

15 Minute Low-Carb Recipes: Instant Recipes for Dinners, Desserts, and More [EPUB]

15 Minute Low-Carb Recipes: Instant Recipes for Dinners, Desserts, and More [EPUB]
15 Minute Low-Carb Recipes: Instant Recipes for Dinners, Desserts, and More by Dana Carpender
2011 | EPUB | 3.28MB

Studies show that low-carbohydrate dieting works to take weight off and improve cholesterol. As more and more people switch to the Atkins diet or variations of it, they will need recipes! 15-Minute Low-Carb Recipes offers over 200 recipes that can be made in 15 minutes or less.

Capitalizing on the runaway success of 500 Low-Carb Recipes, this book offers all-new quick and easy recipes that will be a godsend to low-carbers everywhere.

How to Lose Weight Well: Keep weight off forever, the healthy, simple way [EPUB]

How to Lose Weight Well: Keep weight off forever, the healthy, simple way [EPUB]
How to Lose Weight Well: Keep weight off forever, the healthy, simple way by Xand van Tulleken
2017 | EPUB | 12.31MB

Are you ready to lose weight well?

Written by Dr Xand van Tulleken, who slimmed down from 19 stone, How to Lose Weight Well accompanies the hit Channel 4 show and champions a foolproof weightloss method. He presents a simple 4-step plan for a healthy diet, backed by science. No gimmicks, no expensive supplements, no hassle just practical advice and 70 easy recipes for every day of the week.

For most people, diets fail when cravings and temptation get the better of them, but this diet addresses these common traps so that anyone can keep the weight off for the rest of their lives. Recipes include filling meat, fish and vegetable mains, breakfasts and even puddings. Additionally, a series of menu plans provides all the help readers might need to fit the recipes into their busy days.

Building Raised Beds: Easy, Accessible Garden Space for Vegetables and Flowers [EPUB]

Building Raised Beds: Easy, Accessible Garden Space for Vegetables and Flowers [EPUB]
Building Raised Beds: Easy, Accessible Garden Space for Vegetables and Flowers by Fern Marshall Bradley
2016 | EPUB | 11.74MB

For beginning gardeners and homeowners, this handbook shows you exactly how to plan, build, and plant a simple raised bed. Fully illustrated step-by-step instructions make it easy and ensure success! In just a weekend, using a few basic materials and minimal building skills, you can set up a complete garden bed adapted for vegetables, flowers, or herbs.

30 Days - Change Your Habits, Change Your Life: A Couple of Simple Steps Every Day to Create the Life You Want [Audiobook]

30 Days - Change Your Habits, Change Your Life: A Couple of Simple Steps Every Day to Create the Life You Want [Audiobook]
30 Days - Change Your Habits, Change Your Life: A Couple of Simple Steps Every Day to Create the Life You Want [Audiobook] by Marc Reklau, read by Derek Doepker
2017 | M4B@64 kbps | 4 hrs 12 mins | 114.59MB

Have you ever asked yourself why some people seem to get everything easily and others don't?

Everything you have in your life today is a direct result of your thoughts, beliefs, and expectations. Nothing happens "just because".

Find out how to take control of your life and how a couple of small steps every day can change everything. 30 Days is not just a book that you listen to. To make it work, you have to work and do the exercises it proposes consistently over time.

In this simple, fast-paced audiobook, you will be learning what it takes to create the life you want. 30 Days is for people who are struggling, wanting to change their lives, but they feel powerless and think change comes from the outside. They also keep doing the same things over and over expecting a different result, which Albert Einstein considered to be the purest form of insanity.

If you want to change your life, you have to change your habits and start doing small things differently every day. Discover your enormous potential and:

  • Stop being a victim of circumstances
  • Stop suffering and start creating the life you want
  • Improve your self-confidence
  • Improve your relationship with your spouse, colleagues, boss, etc.

30 Days is based on science, neuroscience, positive psychology, and real-life examples. Don't believe a word I say! Try it out for yourself. You already know everything that you will see in the book, but you have to put it into action. Some of the benefits that working through the book can bring you:

  • Fall in love with the most important person in your life - you
  • Lose your fear of your emotions and learn to manage them
  • Become wealthier, healthier, and happier
  • Find the job of your dreams
  • Start your own business
  • Have an extraordinary life

Testosterone Rex: Myths of Sex, Science, and Society [EPUB]

Testosterone Rex: Myths of Sex, Science, and Society [EPUB]
Testosterone Rex: Myths of Sex, Science, and Society by Cordelia Fine
2017 | EPUB | 1.02MB

Many people believe that, at its core, biological sex is a fundamental, diverging force in human development. According to this overly familiar story, differences between the sexes are shaped by past evolutionary pressures?women are more cautious and parenting-focused, while men seek status to attract more mates. In each succeeding generation, sex hormones and male and female brains are thought to continue to reinforce these unbreachable distinctions, making for entrenched inequalities in modern society.

In Testosterone Rex, psychologist Cordelia Fine wittily explains why past and present sex roles are only serving suggestions for the future, revealing a much more dynamic situation through an entertaining and well-documented exploration of the latest research that draws on evolutionary science, psychology, neuroscience, endocrinology, and philosophy. She uses stories from daily life, scientific research, and common sense to break through the din of cultural assumptions. Testosterone, for instance, is not the potent hormonal essence of masculinity; the presumed, built-in preferences of each sex, from toys to financial risk taking, are turned on their heads.

Moving beyond the old “nature versus nurture” debates, Testosterone Rex disproves ingrained myths and calls for a more equal society based on both sexes’ full, human potential.

Disaster Falls: A Family Story [EPUB]

Disaster Falls: A Family Story [EPUB]
Disaster Falls: A Family Story by Stephane Gerson
2017 | EPUB | 1.5MB

A haunting chronicle of what endures when the world we know is swept away

On a day like any other, on a rafting trip down Utah’s Green River, Stéphane Gerson’s eight-year-old son, Owen, drowned in a spot known as Disaster Falls. That night, as darkness fell, Stéphane huddled in a tent with his wife, Alison, and their older son, Julian, trying to understand what seemed inconceivable. “It’s just the three of us now,” Alison said over the sounds of a light rain and, nearby, the rushing river. “We cannot do it alone. We have to stick together.”

Disaster Falls chronicles the aftermath of that day and their shared determination to stay true to Alison’s resolution. At the heart of the book is an unflinching portrait of a marriage tested. Husband and wife grieve in radically different ways that threaten to isolate each of them in their post-Owen worlds. (“He feels so far,” Stéphane says when Alison shows him a selfie Owen had taken. “He feels so close,” she says.) With beautiful specificity, Stéphane shows how they resist that isolation and reconfigure their marriage from within.

As Stéphane navigates his grief, the memoir expands to explore how society reacts to the death of a child. He depicts the “good death” of his father, which reveals an altogther different perspective on mortality. He excavates the history of the Green River—rife with hazards not mentioned in the rafting company’s brochures. He explores how stories can both memorialize and obscure a person’s life—and how they can rescue us.

Disaster Falls is a powerful account of a life cleaved in two—raw, truthful, and unexpectedly consoling.

The Book That Changed America: How Darwin's Theory of Evolution Ignited a Nation [EPUB]

The Book That Changed America: How Darwin's Theory of Evolution Ignited a Nation [EPUB]
The Book That Changed America: How Darwin's Theory of Evolution Ignited a Nation by Randall Fuller
2017 | EPUB | 0.9MB

A compelling portrait of a unique moment in American history when the ideas of Charles Darwin reshaped American notions about nature, religion, science and race

Throughout its history America has been torn in two by debates over ideals and beliefs. Randall Fuller takes us back to one of those turning points, in 1860, with the story of the influence of Charles Darwin’s just-published On the Origin of Species on five American intellectuals, including Bronson Alcott, Henry David Thoreau, the child welfare reformer Charles Loring Brace, and the abolitionist Franklin Sanborn.

Each of these figures seized on the book’s assertion of a common ancestry for all creatures as a powerful argument against slavery, one that helped provide scientific credibility to the cause of abolition. Darwin’s depiction of constant struggle and endless competition described America on the brink of civil war. But some had difficulty aligning the new theory to their religious convictions and their faith in a higher power. Thoreau, perhaps the most profoundly affected all, absorbed Darwin’s views into his mysterious final work on species migration and the interconnectedness of all living things.

Creating a rich tableau of nineteenth-century American intellectual culture, as well as providing a fascinating biography of perhaps the single most important idea of that time, The Book That Changed America is also an account of issues and concerns still with us today, including racism and the enduring conflict between science and religion.

A Hope More Powerful Than the Sea: One Refugee's Incredible Story of Love, Loss, and Survival [EPUB]

A Hope More Powerful Than the Sea: One Refugee's Incredible Story of Love, Loss, and Survival [EPUB]
A Hope More Powerful Than the Sea: One Refugee's Incredible Story of Love, Loss, and Survival by Melissa Fleming
2017 | EPUB | 0.6MB

The stunning story of a young woman, an international crisis, and the triumph of the human spirit.

Adrift in a frigid sea, no land in sight―just debris from the ship's wreckage and floating corpses all around―nineteen-year-old Doaa Al Zamel floats with a small inflatable water ring around her waist and clutches two children, barely toddlers, to her body. The children had been thrust into Doaa's arms by their drowning relatives, all refugees who boarded a dangerously overcrowded ship bound for Sweden and a new life. For days, Doaa floats, prays, and sings to the babies in her arms. She must stay alive for these children. She must not lose hope.

Doaa Al Zamel was once an average Syrian girl growing up in a crowded house in a bustling city near the Jordanian border. But in 2011, her life was upended. Inspired by the events of the Arab Spring, Syrians began to stand up against their own oppressive regime. When the army was sent to take control of Doaa's hometown, strict curfews, power outages, water shortages, air raids, and violence disrupted everyday life. After Doaa's father's barbershop was destroyed and rumors of women being abducted spread through the community, her family decided to leave Syria for Egypt, where they hoped to stay in peace until they could return home. Only months after their arrival, the Egyptian government was overthrown and the environment turned hostile for refugees.

In the midst of this chaos, Doaa falls in love with a young opposition fighter who proposes marriage and convinces her to flee to the promise of safety and a better future in Europe. Terrified and unable to swim, Doaa and her young fiance hand their life savings to smugglers and board a dilapidated fishing vessel with five hundred other refugees, including a hundred children. After four horrifying days at sea, another ship, filled with angry men shouting insults, rams into Doaa's boat, sinking it and leaving the passengers to drown.

That is where Doaa's struggle for survival really begins.

A Hope More Powerful Than the Sea is an emotionally charged, eye-opening true story that represents the millions of unheard voices of refugees who risk everything in a desperate search for the promise of a safe future. Melissa Fleming sheds light on the most pressing humanitarian crisis of our time and paints a vivid, unforgettable portrait of the triumph of the human spirit.

The Big Green Book of Italian Verbs [PDF]

The Big Green Book of Italian Verbs [PDF]
The Big Green Book of Italian Verbs by Katrien Maes-Christie
2013 | PDF | 3.18MB

A colorful addition to the popular Big Book of Verbs series

What does The Big Green Book of Italian Verbs have that the competition doesn't? It has more verbs, a better selection of conjugations, more usage examples, and clearer presentation of tense formation and usage. Also, this book streamlines the learning process by indicating the principal parts and irregularities of each conjugated verb.

Destined to become the new verb bible for English students of Italian, The Big Green Book of Italian Verbs includes:

  • 555 of the most useful Italian verbs, fully conjugated
  • Tense names provided in English and Italian
  • Example sentences for all 555 verbs
  • Full facing-page of contextual sentences for the top 50 verbs
  • A two-page Formation and Usage spread for each tense
  • An index of the 2,700 most common verbs, cross-referenced to all 555 verbs
  • A list of confusing irregular forms and their infinitives
  • Plus verb tests and drills to improve competence

Victorians Undone: Tales of the Flesh in the Age of Decorum [EPUB]

Victorians Undone: Tales of the Flesh in the Age of Decorum [EPUB]
Victorians Undone: Tales of the Flesh in the Age of Decorum by Kathryn Hughes
2017 | EPUB | 38.14MB

A groundbreaking account of what it was like to live in a Victorian body from one of our best historians.

  • Why did the great philosophical novelist George Eliot feel so self-conscious that her right hand was larger than her left?
  • Exactly what made Darwin grow that iconic beard in 1862, a good five years after his contemporaries had all retired their razors?
  • Who knew Queen Victoria had a personal hygiene problem as a young woman and the crisis that followed led to a hurried commitment to marry Albert?
  • What did John Sell Cotman, a handsome drawing room operator who painted some of the most exquisite watercolours the world has ever seen, feel about marrying a woman whose big nose made smart people snigger?
  • How did a working-class child called Fanny Adams disintegrate into pieces in 1867 before being reassembled into a popular joke, one we still reference today, but would stop, appalled, if we knew its origins?

Kathryn Hughes follows a thickened index finger or deep baritone voice into the realms of social history, medical discourse, aesthetic practise and religious observance – its language is one of admiring glances, cruel sniggers, an implacably turned back. The result is an eye-opening, deeply intelligent, groundbreaking account that brings the Victorians back to life and helps us understand how they lived their lives.

Watergate: The Corruption of American Politics and the Fall of Richard Nixon [EPUB]

Watergate: The Corruption of American Politics and the Fall of Richard Nixon [EPUB]
Watergate: The Corruption of American Politics and the Fall of Richard Nixon by Fred Emery
2012 | EPUB | 5.03MB

Here is the definitive history of the Watergate scandal—based on the most recently released tapes, in-depth interviews with many of the participants, and hundreds of official and unofficial documents, including notes Haldeman omitted from his own published diaries. Emery's comprehensive coverage and penetrating insights clear up many uncertainties that may still remain about the scandal and the extent of Nixon's involvement. Authoritative and compelling, Watergate is essential reading for anyone who wants to understand fully this traumatizing episode in America's history that challenged the integrity of its political system.

Materialism by Terry Eagleton [EPUB]

Materialism by Terry Eagleton [EPUB]
Materialism by Terry Eagleton
2017 | EPUB | 0.4MB

A brilliant introduction to the philosophical concept of materialism and its relevance to contemporary science and culture

In this eye-opening, intellectually stimulating appreciation of a fascinating school of philosophy, Terry Eagleton makes a powerful argument that materialism is at the center of today’s important scientific and cultural as well as philosophical debates. The author reveals entirely fresh ways of considering the values and beliefs of three very different materialists—Marx, Nietzsche, and Wittgenstein—drawing striking comparisons between their philosophies while reflecting on a wide array of topics, from ideology and history to language, ethics, and the aesthetic. Cogently demonstrating how it is our bodies and corporeal activity that make thought and consciousness possible, Eagleton’s book is a valuable exposition on philosophic thought that strikes to the heart of how we think about ourselves and live in the world.

The Egyptians: A Radical History of Egypt’s Unfinished Revolution [EPUB]

The Egyptians: A Radical History of Egypt’s Unfinished Revolution [EPUB]
The Egyptians: A Radical History of Egypt’s Unfinished Revolution by Jack Shenker
2017 | EPUB | 2.76MB

In The Egyptians, journalist Jack Shenker uncovers the roots of the uprising that succeeded in toppling Hosni Mubarak, one of the Middle East’s most entrenched dictators, and explores a country now divided between two irreconcilable political orders. Challenging conventional analyses that depict contemporary Egypt as a battle between Islamists and secular forces, The Egyptians illuminates other, equally important fault lines: far-flung communities waging war against transnational corporations, men and women fighting to subvert long-established gender norms, and workers dramatically seizing control of their own factories.

Putting the Egyptian revolution in its proper context as an ongoing popular struggle against state authority and economic exclusion, The Egyptians explains why the events of the past five years have proved so threatening to elites both inside Egypt and abroad. As Egypt’s rulers seek to eliminate all forms of dissent, seeded within the rebellious politics of Egypt’s young generation are big ideas about democracy, sovereignty, social justice, and resistance that could yet change the world.

The Endurance Diet: Discover the 5 Core Habits of the World’s Greatest Athletes to Look, Feel, and Perform Better [EPUB]

The Endurance Diet: Discover the 5 Core Habits of the World’s Greatest Athletes to Look, Feel, and Perform Better [EPUB]
The Endurance Diet: Discover the 5 Core Habits of the World’s Greatest Athletes to Look, Feel, and Perform Better by Matt Fitzgerald
2016 | EPUB | 5.59MB

Sports Nutritionist Matt Fitzgerald has spent nearly twenty years studying the diets of top professional endurance athletes, who are among the fittest and healthiest people in the world. As a result, he has identified five core habits—most of which are contrary to what popular diets advise—that are essential to maximizing workout benefits.

The Endurance Diet shares key strategies for optimal health and performance: eat everything, eat quality, eat carbohydrate, eat enough, and eat individually. Whether you want to lose weight, win a race, or look a little more like an elite athlete, this plan is for you.

Feasts and Fasts: A History of Food in India [EPUB]

Feasts and Fasts: A History of Food in India [EPUB]
Feasts and Fasts: A History of Food in India by Colleen Taylor Sen
2015 | EPUB | 23.65MB

From dal to samosas, paneer to vindaloo, dosa to naan, Indian food is diverse and wide-ranging—unsurprising when you consider India’s incredible range of climates, languages, religions, tribes, and customs. Its cuisine differs from north to south, yet what is it that makes Indian food recognizably Indian, and how did it get that way? To answer those questions, Colleen Taylor Sen examines the diet of the Indian subcontinent for thousands of years, describing the country’s cuisine in the context of its religious, moral, social, and philosophical development.

Exploring the ancient indigenous plants such as lentils, eggplants, and peppers that are central to the Indian diet, Sen depicts the country’s agricultural bounty and the fascination it has long held for foreign visitors. She illuminates how India’s place at the center of a vast network of land and sea trade routes led it to become a conduit for plants, dishes, and cooking techniques to and from the rest of the world. She shows the influence of the British and Portuguese during the colonial period, and she addresses India’s dietary prescriptions and proscriptions, the origins of vegetarianism, its culinary borrowings and innovations, and the links between diet, health, and medicine. She also offers a taste of Indian cooking itself—especially its use of spices, from chili pepper, cardamom, and cumin to turmeric, ginger, and coriander—and outlines how the country’s cuisine varies throughout its many regions.

Lavishly illustrated with one hundred images, Feasts and Fasts is a mouthwatering tour of Indian food full of fascinating anecdotes and delicious recipes that will have readers devouring its pages.

The CIA as Organized Crime: How Illegal Operations Corrupt America and the World [AZW3]

The CIA as Organized Crime: How Illegal Operations Corrupt America and the World [AZW3]
The CIA as Organized Crime: How Illegal Operations Corrupt America and the World by Douglas Valentine
2017 | AZW3 | 0.6MB

We live in a world increasingly fearful of terrorism and catalyzed by programmed events and developments whose sources are often unclear. This book provides insight into the paradigmatic approaches evolved by CIA decades ago in Vietnam which remain operational practices today in Afghanistan, El Salvador, Iraq, Syria, Yemen and elsewhere.

Author of three books on CIA operations, alentine’s research into CIA activities began when CIA Director William Colby gave him free access to interview CIA officials who had been involved in various aspects of the Phoenix program in South Vietnam. It was a permission Colby was to regret. The CIA would rescind it, making every effort to impede publication of The Phoenix Program, which documented the CIA’s elaborate system of population surveillance, control, entrapment, imprisonment, torture and assassination in Vietnam.

While researching Phoenix, Valentine learned that the CIA allowed opium and heroin to flow from its secret bases in Laos, to generals and politicians on its payroll in South Vietnam. His investigations into this illegal activity focused on the CIA’s relationship with the federal drugs agencies mandated by Congress to stop illegal drugs from entering the United States. Based on interviews with senior officials, Valentine wrote two subsequent books, The Strength of the Wolf and The Strength of the Pack, showing how the CIA infiltrated federal drug law enforcement agencies and commandeered their executive management, intelligence and foreign operations staffs in order to ensure that the flow of drugs continues unimpeded to traffickers and foreign officials in its employ.

Ultimately, portions of his research materials would be archived at the National Security Archive, Texas Tech University’s Vietnam Center, and John Jay College.

This book includes excerpts from the above titles along with subsequent articles and transcripts of interviews on a range of current topics, with a view to shedding light on the systemic dimensions of the CIA’s ongoing illegal and extra-legal activities. These terrorism and drug law enforcement articles and interviews illustrate how the CIA’s activities impact social and political movements abroad and in the United States.

A common theme is the CIA’s ability to deceive and propagandize the American public through its impenetrable government-sanctioned shield of official secrecy and plausible deniability.

Though investigated by the Church Committee in 1975, CIA praxis then continues to inform CIA praxis now. Valentine tracks its steady infiltration into practices targeting the last population to be subjected to the exigencies of the American empire: the American people.

The Phoenix Program: America's Use of Terror in Vietnam [EPUB]

The Phoenix Program: America's Use of Terror in Vietnam [EPUB]
The Phoenix Program: America's Use of Terror in Vietnam by Douglas Valentine
2014 | EPUB | 2.28MB

A shocking exposé of the covert CIA program of widespread torture, rape, and murder of civilians during America’s war in Vietnam, with a new introduction by the author

In the darkest days of the Vietnam War, America’s Central Intelligence Agency secretly initiated a sweeping program of kidnap, torture, and assassination devised to destabilize the infrastructure of the National Liberation Front (NLF) of South Vietnam, commonly known as the “Viet Cong.” The victims of the Phoenix Program were Vietnamese civilians, male and female, suspected of harboring information about the enemy—though many on the blacklist were targeted by corrupt South Vietnamese security personnel looking to extort money or remove a rival. Between 1965 and 1972, more than eighty thousand noncombatants were “neutralized,” as men and women alike were subjected to extended imprisonment without trial, horrific torture, brutal rape, and in many cases execution, all under the watchful eyes of US government agencies.

Based on extensive research and in-depth interviews with former participants and observers, Douglas Valentine’s startling exposé blows the lid off of what was possibly the bloodiest and most inhumane covert operation in the CIA’s history.

The ebook edition includes “The Phoenix Has Landed,” a new introduction that addresses the “Phoenix-style network” that constitutes America’s internal security apparatus today. Residents on American soil are routinely targeted under the guise of protecting us from terrorism—which is why, more than ever, people need to understand what Phoenix is all about.