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The Double-Edged Sword
  • Author : Sarah Silverwood
  • Publisher : Gollancz
  • Pages : 211
  • ISBN : 9780575095311
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • 'Sixteen's an interesting age: not quite a fully grown man, but not a kid either. Anything is possible when you're sixteen.' Finmere Tingewick Smith was abandoned on the steps of the Old Bailey. Under the guardianship of the austere Judge Harlequin Brown and the elderly gentlemen of Orrery House, Fin has grown up under a very strange set of rules. He spends alternate years at two very different schools and now he's tired of the constant lies to even his best friends, to hide the insanity of his double life. Neither would believe the truth! But on his sixteenth birthday, everything changes. The Judge is killed, stabbed in the chest with a double-edged sword that's disturbingly familiar, and from that moment on, Fin is catapulted into an extraordinary adventure. Through the Doorway in Fin's London, a hole in the boundaries of Existence, lies another London - and now both are in grave danger. For the Knights of Nowhere have kidnapped the Storyholder, the keeper of the Five Eternal Stories which weave the worlds together. Because of the Knights' actions, a black storm is coming, bringing madness with it. Fin may be just 16, but he has a long, dark journey ahead of him if he is to rescue the Storyholder and save Existence!

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    Double-edged Sword
  • Author : Simonne Butler
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 0473364352
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  • Genre : Books
  • Double-edged Sword is a survival story like no other. In 2003 Simonne Butler's violent partner, high on methamphetamine, cut off both her hands with a samurai sword. Her hands were reattached in a groundbreaking marathon surgery and she spent the next decade healing her mind, body and spirit. Despite five years in an extremely physically and emotionally abusive relationship, Simonne always had an unbreakable spirit. Even when her self-confidence and sense of self-preservation was at rock bottom, she was able to source phenomenal strength that saw her survive horrendous blood loss and being left for dead for hours, holding her severed limbs in such a way that allowed revascularisation to be possible. Facing obstacles from the very start, including a troubled childhood and an alcoholic and volatile mother, Simonne's optimism and determination have always shone through. Every victim of domestic violence must read this book, and their friends and family. Even those who have never been the victim of violence will be inspired, moved and enlightened by this candid and brutal memoir. Double-edged Sword is so much more than just a story of survival, it is a guidebook for humanity - how to shrug off the oppressors and the obstacles and live your life with the greatest intensity you can muster. It's about conquering the demons and rising like a phoenix from the ashes and learning how to live with passion, honesty and love.

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    Love is a Double-Edged Sword
  • Author : Mark McCauley
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 98
  • ISBN : 1956517537
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  • Genre : Poetry
  • Love is a Double-Edged Sword is a poetic book on relationships. In this book I teach the principle of love. Love is the knowledge one has of self and one's mate because you cannot love what you don't know. Therefore love is a choice and not a feeling, for feelings will sway you; one day you love him or her, and the next season you hate him or her. And it is out of this body of knowledge that one will decide to be in a relationship or not. Courting, dating, phone calls, text messages and emails are the seeds that have been planted in one's heart. And the smiles and laughter are the indications that the seed has been watered, and that it will bear fruit. This is the first phase of getting to know someone or building a relationship. When knowledge has been gathered, and if that person is giving you the wrong information about themselves, through lies and deceptions, then you will soon experience separation: what I call a dying love.A DYING LOVE Most of us have a secret place somewhere deep within our heart and soul. A place where we go to sort things through, when feelings of love become overwhelmed with pain. This place is thoughts of imagination, memories of imagery, and reflections of moments of being together. This place of isolation and loneliness is the secret place we go to bury feelings of those we love, or set on fire all images of thought of those we truly love. This hidden place is the secret darkness of the heart and the soul where no one knows the murders which are committed, only she who commits them. I've been dragged to this hidden place by a love which I thought was true. The heart of this woman is where I now lay. Helplessly wounded by reason of separation as she watches my dying love.

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    Facing the Double-Edged Sword
  • Author : Terrence Webster-Doyle
  • Publisher : Weatherhill, Incorporated
  • Pages : 96
  • ISBN : 0834804654
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  • Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Describes some of the principles that are the basis of karate and offers suggestions on ways to avoid fighting.

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    Sharper Than a Two-Edged Sword
  • Author : Michael Root,James J. Buckley
  • Publisher : Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
  • Pages : 112
  • ISBN : 9780802862716
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  • Genre : Religion
  • "Keen insight for preaching and teaching scripture fills these pages. Several respected scholars here discuss how to read and live the Bible theologically in our contemporary context. Editors Michael Root and James Buckley maintain that these essays, though varied, share at least three assumptions: (1) The word of God (not necessarily human preaching and teaching) is "sharper than any two-edged sword." (2) Preaching, teaching, and living the Bible are firmly yet delicately intertwined in the communion of saints. (3) There are distinctive ministries of preaching and teaching in the church as well as other liturgical and diaconal ministries." "With its complementary reflections from theologians, exegetes, and preachers, Sharper Than a Two-Edged Sword will appeal to clergy or laypeople who find themselves uncertain about how to relevantly preach, teach, and live the Bible today."--BOOK JACKET.

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    Sharper Than a Two-Edged Sword
  • Author : Andrew Wommack
  • Publisher : Destiny Image Publishers
  • Pages : 163
  • ISBN : 9781606833186
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  • Genre : Religion
  • Popular television host and minister, Andrew Wommack shares sixteen of his best teachings in this powerful new book. Teachings include sections from some of his most popular titles: Better Way To Pray, God Wants You Well, The War is Over, Believer's Authority, Spirit Soul & Body, You've Already Got It, The True Nature of God, The Holy Spirit, True Christianity, Hardness of Heart, The Effects of Praise, Grace: The Power of the Gospel, Harnessing Your Emotions, Staying Full of God, and more. The power to live a holy life does not come from your works, but only through His grace. Discover rest in knowing that Jesus wants you to live in peace, not condemnation. Andrew Wommack, seen nationwide on his television broadcast, The Gospel Truth, brings a remarkable revelation of God's grace for readers today!

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    The Double Edged Sword
  • Author : Lorraine Jean Bush
  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Pages : 370
  • ISBN : 9781291143188
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  • Genre : Books
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    The Two-Edged Sword
  • Author : Donald W. Tucker
  • Publisher : Dog Ear Publishing
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 9781608445660
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  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • For Donald W. Tucker, life from the get-go was a two-edged sword-a "damned if you do/ damned if you don't" black & white shades & wing-tips jungle existence of working the streets of Southside Chicago undercover ("with no cover") as a Federal narcotics and SS agent. Tucker was quick, sharp and street smart. Ultimately he rose through the ranks to become one of America's foremost federal law enforcement administrators and reformers. The Two-Edged Sword is a grim, gutsy, raw in-your-face first-hand account of what it was like to be Black and work as an undercover agent for the Federal Bureau of Narcotics (now called the DEA), and United States Secret Service from 1961-1990-some of the toughest years in this country's history of Civil Rights. Tucker's life story reads like a best-selling 007 whodunit, more fiction than fact-yet all of it really happened. "Too many times the risks were far greater than anticipated, but I was young and dumb," writes Tucker. "I didn't know what I was doing until I felt a .45 slammed against my head. Or, until I found myself being cuffed and dragged into a police car manned by an officer who had no way of knowing I was an undercover agent." "That I survived to tell my story is sheer luck," admits Tucker, whose office walls are plastered with certificates, awards and citations for his outstanding service. Tucker was born and raised in a postage stamp apartment that housed five children and four adults. A football scholarship to the University of Iowa served as his ticket to a better life. In 1961 he received his B.A. with a major in sociology and was immediately hired as an undercover agent for the Chicago FBN. In 1962, Tucker was serving in one of the U.S. Military units called in to escort black student James Meredith through the front door of Ole Miss in Oxford, Mississippi. Just as they were about take off for Oxford, however, Tucker and all other blacks were singled out and ordered to stay on base. This act of segregation was a turning point in Tucker's adult life. From that time on and for the rest of his life, he became a voice to be reckoned with as a Civil Rights advocate. In the Federal Law Enforcement agencies and in subsequent positions as U.S. Marshal for the District of Arizona and Protector for the Federal Courts, he was nicknamed "Tucker the Troublemaker." After a career with the USSS for almost 25 years, Tucker retired in March 1990. On March 26, 1990, he was sworn in as U.S. Marshal for the District of Arizona. In August 1994, Tucker was appointed Chief of Court Security for the Administrative Office of the United States Courts in Washington, D.C. In this capacity, he monitored the security provided to the Federal Judiciary and supervised the $150 million budget. He also coordinated the investigation of the bombing of the Federal Courthouse in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Tucker returned to Arizona in March 1996, and in January 1997, he started his own Investigations Company, T.I.P.S. (Tucker Investigations and Protective Services).

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    Double-Edged Sword
  • Author : Bart Paul
  • Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 9781496224224
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  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Sidney Franklin (1903-76) was the last person you'd expect to become a bullfighter. The streetwise son of a Russian Jewish cop, Sidney had an all-American boyhood in early twentieth-century Brooklyn--while hiding the fact that he was gay. A violent confrontation with his father sent him packing to Mexico City, where first he opened a business, then he opened his mouth--bragging that Americans had the courage to become bullfighters. Training with iconic matador Rodolfo Gaona, Sidney's dare spawned a legend. Following years in small-town Mexican bullrings, he put his moxie where his mouth was, taking Spain by storm as the first American matador. Sidney's 1929 rise coincided with that of his friend Ernest Hemingway's, until a bull's horn in a most inappropriate place almost ended his career--and his life. Bart Paul illuminates the artistry and violence of the mysterious ritual of the bulls as he tells the story of this remarkable character, from Franklin's life in revolutionary Mexico to his triumphs in Spain, from the pages of Death in the Afternoon to the destructive vortex of Hemingway's affair with Martha Gellhorn during the bloody Spanish Civil War. This is the story of an unlikely hero--a gay man in the most masculine of worlds who triumphed over prejudice and adversity as he achieved what no American had ever accomplished, teaching even Hemingway lessons in grace, machismo, and respect.

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    Democracy's Double-Edged Sword
  • Author : Catie Snow Bailard
  • Publisher : JHU Press
  • Pages : 175
  • ISBN : 9781421415253
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  • Genre : Computers
  • "As digital media becomes more omnipresent in our lives, it becomes ever more important for political scientists and communication scholars to understand its influence on all aspects of the political process--from campaigning to governance. Catie Snow Bailard seeks to determine the Internet's influence on citizens' evaluations of their governments' performance, particularly whether the Internet influences their satisfaction regarding the quality of democratic practices available in their nation. While itis clearly important to understand how the Internet can streamline political organization once people are moved to action, the discipline has afforded less attention to whether the Internet influences citizens at this more foundational, antecedent stage of political action. Bailard originates two theories for democratization specialists to consider: mirror-holding and window-opening. Mirror-holding explores how accessing the Internet allows citizens to see a more detailed and nuanced view of their own government's performance, dirty laundry and all. Window-opening, on the other hand, enables those same citizens to see how other governments' perform in general, particularly in comparison to their own. The author offers a theory of the impact of Internet use on evaluations of government, as well as tests of that theory at the country and individual levels based on survey data collected in 73 countries and two field experiments conducted in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Tanzania"--

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    American Exceptionalism
  • Author : Seymour Martin Lipset
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Pages : 356
  • ISBN : 0393316149
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : History
  • A study of American beliefs and how they shape our society notes how the typical citizen's commitment to such ideals as individualism, populism, and egalitarianism has led to ambivalent social practices.

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    The Dictionary Of The Bible
  • Author : John L. Mckenzie
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 982
  • ISBN : 9780684819136
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Reference
  • A standard reference work, providing concise descriptions of biblical characters, terms, and places, as well as pertinent illustrations and charts

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    The Double-edged Sword
  • Author : Robert Shogan
  • Publisher : Westview Press
  • Pages : 314
  • ISBN : UOM:39015046905660
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  • Genre : History
  • Argues that a president's private life is the public's business

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    Freedom Is a Two Edged Sword
  • Author : Jack W. Parsons
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 96
  • ISBN : 1561841161
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  • Genre : Books
  • Written around 1950, these essays are now, decades later, still strikingly prophetic. His introductory essays on Magick and Witchcraft are classics of lucidity. This volume makes available for the first time all of Parsons' surviving essays, edited by his wife and student, Cameron, in collaboration with Frater Superior Hymenaeus Beta, the head of the O.T.O.

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    Double Edge Sword
  • Author : Jim Mitchell
  • Publisher : Booksurge Publishing
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN : 143925687X
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • All five books covering the Double Edged Sword saga.

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    The Dragon and the Double-Edged Sword
  • Author : Allison Ivy
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 1976060672
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  • Genre : Books
  • With the human race gone, mythical creatures roam ... Lysandra, mermaid princess of the sea, loves all things human. It's why she can't resist helping a dragon who claims to be one. Sixteenth-century duke, Virginio Ormani II, is cursed to walk as a dragon in daylight, and he's stumbled into the twenty-sixth century. Dragging her elven warrior boyfriend, Cyali, along for the ride, Lysandra and her friends will face conjurers, harpies, and overgrown rats on their journey across the western lands. And that's the least of their worries. When a cabal of witches plans to bring back the human race no matter what the cost, Lysandra is torn between doing right by the humans and doing right by everyone she's ever met. A tale of magic, betrayal, and time travel, The Dragon and the Double-Edged Sword is for all fans of YA fantasy.

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    Double Edged Sword
  • Author : David C. Williams
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Pages : 157
  • ISBN : 9780595209859
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  • Genre : Drama
  • Double Edge Sword is a dramatic, fictional adventure of African American Literary Folklore. It realistically depicts situations of unpredictable circumstances that develop during the life of Jason Philips, a young man who suddenly finds his secure way of life being threatened. Disenchanted, he watches a community that was once governed by wisdom, fall prey to a plot toward the demise of its moral structure. Using tactics designed to produce peaceful resolutions, Jason courageously embarks on a self-proclaimed mission to rectify the dilemma. Although sometimes for solutions, he often resorts to dealing with morally questionable collaborations that offer answers, but demand that his spiritual discernment be thoroughly tested. Ultimately, a battle between good and evil is initiated, and to the victor, the prize at hand is the control of the minds of a culture of people.

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    Double-edged Swords: Genetic Factors That Influence the Pathogenesis of Both Metabolic Disease and Cancer
  • Author : Che-Pei Kung,Maureen E. Murphy,Hua Lu
  • Publisher : Frontiers Media SA
  • Pages : 130
  • ISBN : 9782889630301
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  • Genre : Books
  • Metabolic diseases and cancers account for half of all mortalities in the world, underscoring the significance of understanding the etiology of these diseases and developing effective therapies. Genomic research in the 21st century has brought cancer and metabolic disease, two once seemingly parallel ailments, as close to each other as they’ve ever been. Many genetic factors have been found to display functions regulating both cancer and metabolic disease. In this research topic: "Double-edged Swords: Genetic Factors That Influence The Pathogenesis of Both MetabolicDisease and Cancer", you will be introduced to individual genes, as well as genetic pathways that play important roles in influencing the progression of both metabolic disease and cancer. By no means covering an exhaustive list of genes qualified, this collection of articles rather serves as a precursor of what is yet to come in biomedical research. It paints the big picture of one of the major fields contributing to the future of “precision medicine”.

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    The Double-Edged Sword
  • Author : Ian Whates
  • Publisher : Newcon Press
  • Pages : 0
  • ISBN : 191495341X
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • A Tale of the Fallen Hero. A disgraced swordsman who has been living off his reputation as a former member of a notorious mercenary band leaves town one step ahead of the law. In search of employment, he decides to head for the seaport town of Cray, a former haunt where he hasn't yet disgraced himself, unlike so many others. His past, however, soon catches up with him, and he finds himself thrust into an impossible situation, caught in the midst of a bitter feud between the city's two ruling families and forced to embark on what will surely prove to be a suicide mission.

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    Sharper Than a Two-Edged Sword
  • Author : Andrew Wommack
  • Publisher : Harrison House
  • Pages : 163
  • ISBN : 1606831925
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  • Genre : Religion
  • Popular television host and minister, Andrew Wommack shares sixteen of his best teachings in this powerful new book. Teachings will include sections from some of his most popular titles: Better Way To Pray, God Wants You Well, The War Is Over, Believer's Authority, Spirit Soul & Body, You've Already Got It, The True nature of God, The Holy Spirit, True Christianity, Hardness of Heart, The Effects of Praise, Grace: The Power of the Gospel, Harnessing Your Emotions, Staying Full of God, and more. Readers will learn that the power to live a holy life does not come from their works, but only through His grace. They will discover a rest in knowing that Jesus wants them to live in peace, not condemnation. Andrew Wommack, seen nationwide on his television broadcast, The Gospel Truth, brings a remarkable revelation of God's grace for readers today.

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    The Double Edged Sword of Poetry
  • Author : Daniel Keith Barham
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Pages : 140
  • ISBN : 1537398121
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  • Genre : Books
  • This book of poetry is filled with wisdom. It is creative in thoughts, words, and life experiences made understandable. This is a delightful book full of practical wisdom and spiritual insight. It lends itself very well to a daily devotional concept or just an enjoyable read when you have a few minutes of waiting time. It will not disappoint with its wisdom and life lessons.

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    The Double-Edged Sword
  • Author : Christopher Turnbull
  • Publisher : Kindle Direct Publishing
  • Pages : 189
  • ISBN : 9798724210904
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  • Genre : Religion
  • At what point do we notice that the person sent to save needs to be saved? If your coworker was about to take their own life, would you ever notice? Is your coworker the same person at work that they are at home? Could you be the person to save their life? Or are you the one who needs saved?

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    Legend of the Double Edged Sword
  • Author : Sandi Vandermolen
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 136
  • ISBN : 1486612245
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • Alex Patton and Catherine Duvane are just two ordinary kids whose lives are changed forever by an extraordinary visit to the unseen realm of heaven as they set out one morning on the first day of spring break to explore the old part of town in Portsville, Canada. From the very beginning the children are walking out the spiritual truths of the Word of God. They soon find themselves inside the old and very mysterious Destiny Theatre, where they're led into an even more mysterious adventure to find a legendary sword and the unseen realm where angels and demons dwell. Through a series of exploits that test their courage and strength, and with the guidance of their angelic guardians and Cathy's little dog, Raffy, they find some things out-good and not so good-about each other and themselves. About the Author For over twenty years I have taught children about the love of God, His Word, and his plan for all of us. I have endeavored to instill a passion to be more like Jesus, not only in myself, but in those who have sat, danced, sang, painted, and learned to lie down and be still, through the hundreds of creative ways I have brought them the truths of the Bible. I am married to the love of my life, Nick, and have two daughters who have blessed us with seven grandsons. I have a dog named Raffy (Rafael) who resembles exactly the little character in the book. My husband and I run a small farm in rural Qualicum Beach on Vancouver Island, Canada, where the work never ends but the rewards are also endless.

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    Freedom of Information and Social Science Research Design
  • Author : Kevin Walby,Alex Luscombe
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 248
  • ISBN : 9780429794865
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  • Genre : Social Science
  • This multidisciplinary volume demonstrates how Freedom of Information (FOI) law and processes can contribute to social science research design across sociology, criminology, political science, anthropology, journalism and education. Comparing the use of FOI in research design across the United Kingdom, the United States, Australia, Canada and South Africa, it provides readers with resources to carry out FOI requests and considers the influence such requests can have on debates within multiple disciplines. In addition to exploring how scholars can use FOI disclosures in conjunction with interview data, archival data and other datasets, this collection explains how researchers can systematically analyse FOI disclosures. Considering the challenges and dilemmas in using FOI processes in research, it examines the reasons why many scholars continue to rely on more easily accessible data, when much of the real work of governance, the more clandestine but consequential decisions and policy moves made by government officials, can only be accessed using FOI requests.

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    At War Within
  • Author : William R. Clark
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press on Demand
  • Pages : 289
  • ISBN : 9780195115680
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  • Genre : Medical
  • Examines the interplay between the body's immune and nervous systems, discusses what happens when the immune system is overzealous and attacks healthy cells, and explores recent developments for stimulating a weakened immune system

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    Double Edged Sword Vol. 1 2nd Edition
  • Author : Darnell Fenderson
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 0
  • ISBN : 0557016517
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  • Genre : Books
  • As a Christian there are 2 things you need to always remember 1.No matter how great you are (or think you are) there is always the next level. 2. As long as you have breath in your body, it's never too late to get your life back on course. This book was put together to strengthen you no matter what level you're on in your Christian walk. Whether you are strong in your faith or you have fallen and need an extra push to get back on track, this book was put together for you. Instead of offering a book that covers one topic, I have put together a book that covers over 20 topics to help you strengthen your faith and walk in victory.

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    The New Testament Without Illusion
  • Author : John L. McKenzie
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Pages : 260
  • ISBN : 9781725223790
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  • Genre : Religion
  • From the beginning of the New Testament era, there have been disputes over what individual passages meant, who wrote them, when they were written, and whether certain sayings could be directly attributed to Jesus. McKenzie's aim is not to destroy the credibility of the New Testament, but rather to enhance belief by allowing it to rest on a foundation freed from various manmade illusions and historically inaccurate assumptions that modern biblical research has discovered from both internal and external evidence about the writings. Father McKenzie takes on a variety of topics -- the "real Jesus" and the Son of man; gospels and gossip; the roles of Peter and Paul; divorce; the resurrection; the meaning of the Apocalypse -- to name but a few, in this highly informative look at key themes and episodes of the New Testament.

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    One Encounter - One Chance
  • Author : Terrence Webster-Doyle
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 236
  • ISBN : 1556430140
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  • Genre : Karate
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    MageLord
  • Author : Thomas K. Martin
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 292
  • ISBN : 044100623X
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • In the epic conclusion of the MageLord trilogy, Bjorn, once a simple hunter, finds himself transformed into a feared MageLord and calls on his powerful magic to save himself from his foes by transporting himself into the distant past, where he can sow the seeds to transform the future. Original.

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    History and Nationalist Legitimacy in Contemporary China
  • Author : Robert Weatherley,Qiang Zhang
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Pages : 205
  • ISBN : 9781137479471
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  • Genre : Political Science
  • This book examines how the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has attempted to bolster its nationalist legitimacy through the utilisation of Chinese history. The authors identify two different modes of nationalism - aggressive and consensual - both of which are linked to the historical memory of the late Qing Dynasty and Republican era. Aggressive nationalism dwells on China’s traumatic “century of humiliation” and is intended to incite popular resentment towards former imperialist powers (particularly Japan and the US) whenever they are deemed to still be acting in a provocative manner in their dealings with China. The aim is to remind the Chinese people that the CCP liberated China from imperialism after 1949 and has since restored national pride. Consensual nationalism is more conciliatory, emphasising common historical ties with the Guomindang (KMT) during the Second Sino-Japanese War and the Republican era. Here, the CCP is trying to promote itself as the party of national harmony and unity, with the long-term objective being peaceful reunification with Taiwan. However, the public response in China has not always been supportive of the CCP’s claims to be the sole defender of Chinese national interests. Some critics have suggested that China would have been better off if the KMT had won the civil war instead of the CCP. Others have insisted that the party is hopelessly weak on issues of national importance and that China is no stronger now than it was during the final throes of the much-hated Qing Dynasty. This book will be of interest to research students and scholars of Chinese politics, history and international relations.

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    A Double-Edged Blade
  • Author : Julie Moffett
  • Publisher : Montlake Romance
  • Pages : 395
  • ISBN : 1477841490
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • A lovely British secret service agent is whisked back in time to 17th-century Ireland and falls into the arms of a rebel leader. Suspecting the beauty of being a spy, the Irish Lion takes Faith as his hostage, only to discover her feminine wiles are incredibly alluring.

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    Tourism in the Mountain South
  • Author : C. Brenden Martin
  • Publisher : Univ. of Tennessee Press
  • Pages : 284
  • ISBN : 1572335750
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  • Genre : Business & Economics
  • "C. Brenden Martin examines tourism in the context of the transformation of transportation networks, urban and rural community development, and the changing role of government in regulating tourism. Martin illustrates how tourism represents a double-edged sword, cutting both ways in its impact on the region. It is a transformative force that has accelerated the modernization of the Mountain South in many ways, and yet tourism has also provided the main economic rationale for the region's cultural, historical, and environmental preservation movements."--BOOK JACKET.

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    Freedom Is a Two-Edged Sword
  • Author : Jack Parsons,John Whiteside Parsons
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 96
  • ISBN : 0972658327
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  • Genre : Liberty
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    Missio Dei in a Digital Age
  • Author : Jonas Kurlberg,Peter M. Phillips
  • Publisher : SCM Press
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 9780334059134
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  • Genre : Religion
  • We are witnessing an unprecedented technological revolution. Every sphere of life from communications, work, economy, leisure, our homes, and health care is being digitised. These far-reaching changes demand careful consideration and discernment by churches participating in God’s redemptive work around the world. Digitalization of society is radically changing both the methods and conditions of missions. For the first time, this book explores the implications of digitality for Missio Dei in thought and practice. Bringing together theologians, missiologists, computer scientists and practitioners, the book considers a diverse range of topics from evangelism to pastoral care, cyber pilgrimages to biases in algorithms, public theology to homiletics and inculturation to contextualization. Chapters include: Worship, Community and Missio Dei in a Digital Age - Maggie Dawn Finding Jesus Online: Digital Evangelism and the Future of Christian Mission - Steve Hollinghurst 'Digital Inculturation - Katherine G. Schmidt Mission: An adventure of the (digital) imagination - Jonny Baker Interactive technologies, Missio Dei and grassroots activism - Erkki Sutinen Strategic and Pastoral Reflections on Digital Media and Contemporary Spirituality - John Drane Public Faith, Shame, and China’s Social Credit System - Alexander Chow

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    Three-Edged Sword
  • Author : Jeff Lindsay
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 385
  • ISBN : 9780593186244
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • Wickedly funny. Wildly twisty. The new book from the master of the heist novel. “A super-thief who leaves no trace.”—Andy Garcia “An anti-hero for our times.”—Sarah Dunn “A can't-miss master.”—David Baldacci Super thief Riley Wolfe can do it all. He is a master of disguise, can scale a wall, and can vanish into thin air (thick air, too). He uses these unique talents to rob the richest. But this time, it’s the most powerful who have him in their grips. ONE MADMAN. TWO HOSTAGES. It’s not just that the high-up, rogue government agent has abducted the only two people Riley loves: it’s the fact that Riley has to do the man’s dirty work to set them free. It’s something Riley ordinarily would find a modest day’s work, infiltrating a madman’s Soviet missile silo in one of the world’s most remote places, all to find a secret on a tiny flash drive—but he’s never had to race the clock like this. SOMETIMES TRUTH CAN BE A THREE-EDGED SWORD. From its vivid, remote locales to its John Wick-meets-Deadpool dialogue, this gripping heist novel from Jeff Lindsay, author of the Dexter series, is everything: an utterly escapist, must-read novel of espionage, thievery, love and betrayal. It twists, it turns, and keeps everything on the line until the very end. Even for Riley, it looks like this time, the only way out is through.

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    Makaira
  • Author : Olutosin Ogunkolade
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 72
  • ISBN : 1456777114
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  • Genre : Art
  • Makaira is a telling story of imagination that encompasses leadership, the power of one, spirituality, Africa, politics, deliverance and ultimate triumph. It is a tale imbued with love, the power of light, the diabolic and revelatory insights targeted to give the reader an enjoyable and thrilling read.

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    The Double-Edged Sword
  • Author : Amy Lignor
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 1981551522
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  • Genre : Books
  • Every choice made in life is a Double-Edged Sword... They fought the ultimate villain, Daniel Bauer, and won. When an explosion destroyed a home of history's infamous Fuhrer, their nemesis fell...but a new one arrived to take his place. Michael Hansen is the latest power-hungry beast Leah Tallent and Gareth Lowery must battle. The treasure he seeks sits in the Coptic Museum of Cairo, being watched over by Leah's family; a scheme created by the Tallent clan to draw Hansen's disturbed mind in the right direction. For now, Leah and Gareth must turn their attention to another destination. On their last journey, they discovered a picture of Gareth's father; a man who everyone believed had died decades ago. With questions to be answered, the duo rush to find this resurrected soul-a step that will bring them to the ancient home of Satan's Throne. The trail they blaze runs through magnificent realms, yet the falsehoods surrounding each are terrifying. Pergamon-a powerful place where floors run with silver poison. Crete-an island so beautiful it's hard to believe the evil that walks the streets. Knossos-home to an infamous palace holding a labyrinth within its walls. Following clues that history left behind, they must unravel legends to find the truth. But when a separation tests the strength of Tallent and Lowery's belief in one another, they quickly learn that everything in life is a double-edged sword...and the line between love and hate can grow dangerously thin, dangerously fast.