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Warlord Politics and African States
  • Author : William Reno
  • Publisher : Lynne Rienner Publishers
  • Pages : 274
  • ISBN : 1555878830
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : History
  • Reno (political science, Florida International U.) examines alternative, usually clandestine, economic systems, arguing that such phenomena as tax evasion, illicit production, smuggling, and protection rackets have become widespread and integral to building political authority in parts of Africa. He also clarifies the limitations of the liberalizing reforms of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) by detailing how weak- state and warlord political economies restrict and manipulate bank and IMF prescriptions. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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    The Last Warlord
  • Author : Brian Glyn Williams
  • Publisher : Chicago Review Press
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 9781613748039
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • The Last Warlord tells the story of the brotherhood forged in the mountains of Afghanistan between elite American Green Berets and Dostum that is told in the movie 12 Strong: The Declassified True Story of the Horsesoldiers The Last Warlord tells the spellbinding story of the legendary Afghan warlord Abdul Rashid Dostum, a larger-than-life figure who guided US Special Forces to victory over the Taliban after 9/11. Having gained unprecedented access to General Dostum and his family and subcommanders, as well as local chieftains, mullahs, elders, Taliban prisoners, and women's rights activists, scholar Brian Glyn Williams paints a fascinating portrait of this Northern Alliance Uzbek commander who has been shrouded in mystery and contradicting hearsay. In contrast to sensational media accounts that have mythologized the "bear of a man with a gruff laugh" who "some Uzbeks swear, has on occasion frightened people to death," Williams carefully chronicles Dostum's rise from peasant villager to Uzbek leader and skilled strategist who has fought a long and bitter war against the Taliban and Al Qaeda fanatics that have sought to repress his people. Also revealed is Dostum's surprising history as a defender of women's rights and religious moderation. In riveting detail The Last Warlord spotlights the crucial Afghan contribution to Operation Enduring Freedom: how the CIA contacted the mysterious warrior Dostum to help US Special Forces wage a covert war in the mountains of Afghanistan, how respect and even friendship quickly grew between the Afghan and American fighting men, and how Dostum led his nomadic people charging into war the same way his ancestors had—on horseback. The result was one of the most decisive campaigns in the entire war on terror. The Last Warlord shows that, far from serving as an exotic backdrop for American heroics, it was these horse-mounted descendents of the Mongol warrior Genghis Khan that allowed the American military to overthrow the Taliban regime in a matter of weeks. .

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    To Stop a Warlord
  • Author : Shannon Sedgwick Davis
  • Publisher : Random House Trade Paperbacks
  • Pages : 366
  • ISBN : 9780812985863
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  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • One woman’s inspiring true story of an unlikely alliance to stop the atrocities of a warlord, proving that there is no limit to what we can do, even in the face of unspeakable injustice and impossible odds “This compelling and inspiring book beautifully moves each of us to take action to help the most vulnerable among us.”—Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu Late one night in the summer of 2010, Shannon Sedgwick Davis, a lawyer, human rights advocate, and Texas mom to two young boys, first met a Ugandan general to discuss an unconventional plan to stop Joseph Kony, a murderous warlord who’d terrorized communities in four countries across Central and East Africa. For twenty-five years, Kony and his Lord’s Resistance Army had killed over a hundred thousand people, displaced millions, and abducted tens of thousands of children, forcing them to become child soldiers. After Sedgwick Davis met with survivors and community leaders, aid workers and lawmakers, it was clear that the current international systems were failing to protect the most vulnerable. Guided by the strength of her beliefs and convictions, Sedgwick Davis knew she had to help other parents to have the same right she had—to go to sleep each night knowing that their children were safe. But Sedgwick Davis had no roadmap for how to stop a violent armed group. She would soon step far outside the bounds of traditional philanthropy and activism and partner her human rights organization, the Bridgeway Foundation, with a South African private military contractor and a specialized unit within the Ugandan army. The experience would bring her to question everything she had previously believed about her role as a humanitarian, about the meaning of justice, and about the very nature of good and evil. In To Stop a Warlord, Shannon Sedgwick Davis tells the story, for the first time, of the unprecedented collaboration she helped build with the aim of finally ending Joseph Kony’s war—and the unforgettable journey on an unexpected path to peace. A powerful memoir that reads like a thriller, this is a story that asks us just how hard we would fight for what we believe in. 100 percent of the author’s net proceeds from this book will go to organizations seeking justice and protection for civilians in conflict zones.

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    The Armies of Warlord China 1911-1928
  • Author : Philip Jowett
  • Publisher : Schiffer Publishing
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 0764343459
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  • Genre : History
  • China in the 1910s and 1920s was dominated by a succession of military strongmen who fought with each other for the control of the country. Weak central government meant that provincial governors or Warlords and their personal armies were left to fight over the country. The wars that resulted cost millions of civilian deaths and the death of hundreds of thousands of ordinary soldiers. In total a staggering 500 wars were fought over a seventeen year period from 1911 to 1928 starting with the fall of the Qing Dynasty and ending with the victory of the Nationalists in 1928. Some of these conflicts involved a few hundred men on each side, while the larger wars involved up to one million men with tanks, armored trains, and aircraft. This book will, for the first time, show in detail the history of the Armies of Warlord China featuring over 600 rare photographs and illustrations. The book also includes color sections on the uniforms, aircraft and awards and medals of the Chinese Warlord Armies.

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    My Favorite Warlord
  • Author : Eugene Gloria
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 96
  • ISBN : 9781101584897
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  • Genre : Poetry
  • A third collection from an award-winning poet, author of Sightseer in this Killing City, whose "gift is breathtaking" (Naomi Shihab Nye) The themes of identity, relationships, and the poet's sense of origin are at the heart of Eugene Gloria's rich and captivating new collection. The title poem weaves together Japan's sixteenth-century warlord Hideyoshi with a meditation about the poet's father's dementia; "Here on Earth" embraces post-racial America and the speaker's own sense of displacement in the Midwest. In elegy and psalm, as well as ancient forms from Asia such as the haibun and pantoum, these elegant and passionate poems enact rage, civility, love, travel, and art as well as explore Gloria's own fears of frailty and erasure.

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    American Warlord
  • Author : Johnny Dwyer
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Pages : 386
  • ISBN : 9780307474995
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  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • The incredible true story of Chucky Taylor, the only American ever convicted of torture. Chucky Taylor was an average American teenager, until he got a call from his father, a man who would become the infamous dictator of Liberia. Arriving in West Africa and reunited with his father, Chucky soon found himself leading a murderous militia group tasked with carrying out the president’s vendettas. Young and drunk on power, and with no real training beyond watching action films, Chucky spiraled into a binge of drugs, violence, and women, committing crimes that stunned even his father. A work of astonishing journalism, American Warlord is the true story of those dark years in Liberia, cutting right to the bone of humanity’s terrifying and unknowable capacity for cruelty to show just how easily a soul can be lost amid the chaos of war.

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    The Warlord
  • Author : Gena Showalter
  • Publisher : HQN Books
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 9781488077777
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Fiction
  • New York Times bestselling author Gena Showalter begins a dark, sexy new series—Rise of the Warlords—with a fan-favorite character from her beloved Lords of the Underworld series, Taliyah Skyhawk. The ice maiden faces off with her greatest enemy, a villain brutal beyond imagining. For centuries, Taliyah Skyhawk has prepared to become Harpy General, leader of the deadliest female army in existence. One of the requirements? Remain a virgin. But, for a chance to save her people, she must wed the fearless leader of the Astra Planeta, Alaroc Phaethon. The time has come for Roc to sacrifice another virgin bride to his god. There has never been a woman alluring enough to tempt him from his path. No warrioress powerful enough to overcome his incredible strength. No enchantress desirable enough to make him burn beyond reason. Until now. With the clock ticking, war between husband and wife ignites. Except Taliyah never expected the merciless king to challenge the future she once envisioned. She certainly never anticipated the thrill of their battles turning into games… The problem is, only one spouse can survive. Love is a battlefield in Showalter’s The Warlord. Don't miss Ruthless, the second book in New York Times bestselling author Gena Showalter's captivating and unforgettable Immortal Enemies series.

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    Warlord
  • Author : Angus Donald
  • Publisher : Sphere
  • Pages : 568
  • ISBN : 0751544876
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Fiction
  • May 1194. Finally released from captivity, Richard the Lionheart is in Normandy engaged in a bloody war to drive the French out of his continental patrimony. Using the brutal tactics of medieval warfare - siege, savagery and scorched earth - the Lionheart is gradually pushing back the forces of King Philip of France. By his side in this epic struggle are Robert, Earl of Locksley, better known as the erstwhile outlaw Robin Hood, and Sir Alan Dale, his loyal friend, and a musician and warrior of great skill and renown. But while the battles rage and the bodies pile up, Robin seems only to be interested in making a profit from the devastation of war, while Alan is preoccupied with discovering the identity the man who ordered his father's death ten years earlier - and the mystery is leading him to Paris, deep in the heart of the enemy's territory...

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    Imperial Warlord
  • Author : Rafe De Crespigny
  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Pages : 1
  • ISBN : 9789004185227
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  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Though denigrated by later generations, Cao Cao was a military and political hero of China, restoring a measure of order from the ruins of Later Han. From historical records and his own writings, this book reinterprets his life and achievements.

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    WARLORD
  • Author : Richard Morris
  • Publisher : Pocket
  • Pages : 388
  • ISBN : 0671619233
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • Plunging into a new covert war between America and the Soviet Union for control of space, Trace Rand and Kate Brittany, members of an elite CIA task force assigned to warlord, search for the killer of former warlord operatives

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    The Warlord of Mars
  • Author : Edgar Rice Burroughs
  • Publisher : Standard Ebooks
  • Pages : 193
  • ISBN : PKEY:48C5E1B5116155CC
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • The Warlord of Mars begins after the previous installment in the Martian series abruptly ends: John Carter’s beloved princess Dejah Thoris has been imprisoned in the Temple of the Sun, whose rooms only revolve back to the entrance once every Barsoomian year. Now, Carter must mount a rescue to save the princess from certain doom. The novel, a fast-paced and straightforward tale of swashbuckling adventure, is another solid entry in Burroughs’ “swords-and-planets” corpus. It was originally serialized in four parts in All-Story Magazine before being published as a novel in 1919. This book is part of the Standard Ebooks project, which produces free public domain ebooks.

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    The Warlord's Beads
  • Author : Virginia Walton Pilegard,Nicolas Debon
  • Publisher : Pelican Publishing Company
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN : 1565548639
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Clever Chuan devises a simple way for his father to quickly and accurately count all the warlord�s treasure.

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    Warlord of Heaven
  • Author : Adrian Cole
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Pages : 356
  • ISBN : 9781497621879
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • An alien warlord embarks on his final purge in the third novel in the epic Star Requiem fantasy series following Thief of Dreams. Adrian Cole’s acclaimed Star Requiem series welcomes readers to Innasmorn, a planet where the elements are worshipped as gods . . . and where mankind is considered the enemy. As the last remnants of humankind face extinction at the hands of a ruthless alien foe, the ultimate battle is building. The terrible Csendook destroyers have gathered in the Warhive, a huge gladiatorial arena, ready to vanquish their enemy. But as the fearsome warlord Auganzar relentlessly searches the galaxy for his victims, internal and external forces conspire to bring about an end to the bloody, thousand-year crusade. It is only on the planet of Innasmorn where the last refuge of humanity lives, and it is up to the young, courageous Ussemitus to take up arms and defend their right not just to survive . . . but to thrive. A gathering storm of chaos and destruction looms . . . and only the strong will live. Don’t miss the entire Star Requiem quartet: Mother of Storms, Thief of Dreams, Warlord of Heaven, and Labyrinth of Worlds.

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    The Warlord's Messengers
  • Author : Virginia Walton Pilegard,Nicolas Debon
  • Publisher : Pelican Publishing
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN : 1589802713
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  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • In ancient China, Chuan and Jing Jing invent a cart that sails on land in order to quickly reach the warlord with an important message from the emperor.

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    The Redemption of an African Warlord
  • Author : Joshua Blahyi
  • Publisher : Destiny Image Publishers
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN : 9780768487404
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Religion
  • From being a priest in the kingdom of darkness to an evangelist in the kingdom of light—this true story will shock and amaze you! Jesus Christ appeared to Joshua Blahyi as a blinding light and told him that he would die unless he repented of his sins. Joshua Blahyi grew up in Africa, became a powerful pagan priest in a local tribe, and then became one of the most feared warlords in Liberia. Under demonic influence, General Butt Naked fought and killed while he was naked; he personally sacrificed men, women, and babies, and forced children to abandon their families and fight with him. Then, in a radical transformation like that of Paul on the road to Damascus, Joshua met Jesus face to face. His mission now is to reach out to others who are under evil’s delusions and reform the lives of his former soldiers, enemies of Jesus Christ, and anyone in need of hope and love. Joshua Blahyi’s incredible story has been told in documentaries on PBS, CNN, BBC, and other media including the New York Times. His story appeals to everyone interested in foreign affairs, Africa’s mysterious spiritual culture, civil wars, Christianity, and child soldiers.

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    Klawde: Evil Alien Warlord Cat: Enemies #2
  • Author : Johnny Marciano,Emily Chenoweth
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 226
  • ISBN : 9780593225240
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • "Applaud for KLAWDE. Two paws up!"--Dav Pilkey, creator of the Dog Man series. "Funny, savage, and brilliant, Klawde is the pet I wish I had."--Max Brallier, author of the New York Times Best Seller The Last Kids on Earth Klawde is not your basic cat. He's an emperor from another planet, exiled to Earth. He's cruel. He's cunning. He's brilliant... and he's also Raj Banerjee's best friend. Klawde and Raj are back! As summer turns to fall, our favorite warlord cat remains in his pitiful exiled existence. But Raj has an even scarier prospect than cosmic exile: starting at a new school. And if things didn't seem complicated enough, both cat and human are confronted with two figures from their past they did not expect to pop up in Elba, Oregon... Heavily illustrated, with a hilarious, biting voice that switches between Raj's and Klawde's perspectives, this is the story of an unlikely friendship that emerges as two fish out of water continue to find their footing in strange new worlds.

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    The Warlord
  • Author : Elizabeth Elliott
  • Publisher : Fanfare
  • Pages : 401
  • ISBN : 9780553569100
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Dark and Forbidding... Lady Tess longed to return in peace to her beloved Remmington Castle--but she never thought that the price of relcaiming her land would be marriage to the most notorious warlord in all of England. Fierce and fearless, Kenric of Montague had never admitted defeat, and now he demanded Tess's loyalty--and her surrender. But how could she give herself to a man who pledged to keep her safe but stirred her most dangerous passions? Beautiful and Innocent... Scarred by war and the dark secret of his birth, Kenric of Montague had no wish for a wife... until he hegild Tess of Remmington, the magnificent woman pledged to be his bride. Yet even as he gave in to his aching hunger to possess her, he vowed that Tess would never tame his savage heart. But when a treacherous plot threatens to part them, Kenric willl find himself drawing his sword--and risking his life--to save the only woman who could capture his soul...

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    The Warlord's Puzzle
  • Author : Virginia Walton Pilegard,Nicolas Debon
  • Publisher : Pelican Publishing
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN : 1565544951
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Hoping to avoid punishment for breaking a beautiful tile that was his gift to a Chinese warlord, an artist suggests that the warlord hold a contest to see if anyone can mend it.

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    Warlord
  • Author : Ted Bell
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 708
  • ISBN : 9780061859311
  • Reader Reviews : 7
  • Genre : Fiction
  • British-American MI6 counterterrorism operative Alex Hawke has all but given up on life, ever since he lost the woman he loved almost a year ago. But now an old friend desperately needs his help—His Royal Highness Prince Charles. A shadowy figure from the past has the British Crown in his sights, and has already proven that his warnings are not to be taken lightly. A not-so-subtle threat has been directed toward the British royal family, with an ominous connection to the assassination of the beloved Windsor patriarch, Lord Mountbatten, thirty years ago. Early clues point to IRA involvement—but the truth could be worse . . . much, much worse. It is just the sort of call to duty Hawke needs to propel him back into action. But the combination of an elusive maniac assassin on the prowl for royal blood and an unholy brotherhood of jihadists wreaking explosive global terror may be more than the recovering counterspy—and his world—can survive.

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    Klawde: Evil Alien Warlord Cat: Target: Earth #4
  • Author : Johnny Marciano,Emily Chenoweth
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 226
  • ISBN : 9781524787295
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • "Applaud for KLAWDE. Two paws up!"--Dav Pilkey, creator of the Dog Man series. "Funny, savage, and brilliant, Klawde is the pet I wish I had."--Max Brallier, New York Times Bestselling author of The Last Kids on Earth. Klawde is not your basic cat. He's an emperor from another planet, exiled to Earth. He's cruel. He's cunning. He's brilliant... and he's also Raj Banerjee's best friend. In book four of the Klawde series, our favorite warlord cat turns his malevolent gaze to the one target he never thought he'd consider: Earth. But conquering a world is a challenge, even for Klawde, and he'll need two things for his plan to succeed: an army of zombie squirrels, and, of course, money. Lots of money. And he has a plan to get it. Meanwhile, as his evil pet plots world domination, Raj is also trying to make some extra cash. He's dying for a cool virtual-reality headset and is determined to get his yard-cleaning business off the ground to pay for it. But when a friendly neighbor catches wind of Klawde's plan, Raj and Klawde's stories collide, and Raj may end up paying for his cat's schemes... Will Klawde's thirst for power finally be quenched? Can Raj bear the responsibility of a small business? And why are all the squirrels acting strange...? Heavily illustrated, with a hilarious, biting voice that switches between Raj's and Klawde's perspectives, this is the story of an unlikely friendship that emerges between a boy and the evil cat who arrived on his doorstep.

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    Warlord
  • Author : Edwin Palmer Hoyt
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Pages : 286
  • ISBN : 9780815411710
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  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • This biography of Japanese army general and dictatorial prime minister Hideki Tojo covers his early, easy World War II victories, his subsequent crushing defeats, and his trial and execution as a war criminal.

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    The Warlord
  • Author : Malcolm Joseph Bosse
  • Publisher : Simon & Schuster
  • Pages : 734
  • ISBN : UCSC:32106005489353
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Unfolds passion and betrayal, heroism and defeat in the China of 1927.

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    The Warlord's Fish
  • Author : Virginia Walton Pilegard
  • Publisher : Pelican Publishing Company Incorporated
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN : 1565549643
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  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • One day when the warlord is away, traders come and take Chuan from the palace, only to become lost in the desert. Chuan's carved wooden fish works as a compass and saves the day.

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    Warlord's Gold
  • Author : Michael Arnold
  • Publisher : Hodder Paperbacks
  • Pages : 480
  • ISBN : 1848547633
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  • Genre : Great Britain
  • Warlord's Gold, the fifth novel in The Civil War Chronicles, Michael Arnold's acclaimed series of historical thrillers, sees battle-scarred hero, Captain Stryker, 'the Sharpe of the Civil War' on a quest to recover lost treasure. Autumn,1643. As an increasingly bitter war rages across England, Captain Innocent Stryker leaves Oxford with orders to recover a lost treasure, vital to the success of the Royalist cause. But a seemingly simple mission to the remote Scilly Isles is soon jeopardised, for enemies lie in wait. A formidable Parliamentarian agent has been sent ahead of Stryker's force, intent on defeating Royalist plans. Feared by ally and enemy alike, he is a man whose determination is only matched by his hatred for Stryker. The quest for the gold takes Stryker across storm-ravaged seas, through enemy territory and finally to the Royalist stronghold of Basing House. And it is there that Stryker will face his most dangerous challenge yet.

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    Klawde: Evil Alien Warlord Cat: Emperor of the Universe #5
  • Author : Johnny Marciano,Emily Chenoweth
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 226
  • ISBN : 9780593096222
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • "Applaud for KLAWDE. Two paws up!"--Dav Pilkey, creator of the Dog Man series. "Funny, savage, and brilliant, Klawde is the pet I wish I had."--Max Brallier, New York Times Bestselling author of The Last Kids on Earth. Klawde is not your basic cat. He's an emperor from another planet, exiled to Earth. He's cruel. He's cunning. He's brilliant... and he's also Raj Banerjee's best friend. Following a humiliating, defeated effort to conquer Earth, Klawde has had it with this this dismal planet. And anyway, what's the point in conquering such an insignificant corner of the galaxy, when there's an entire universe to rule? Luckily for Klawde, the position of Emperor of the Universe is now open for the taking. So with Barx and Raj by his side, and enemies around every corner, Klawde begins the campaign of his life. Can he win enough hearts and minds to become . . . Emperor of the Universe? Heavily illustrated, with a hilarious, biting voice that switches between Raj's and Klawde's perspectives, this is the story of an unlikely friendship that emerges between a boy and the evil cat who arrived on his doorstep.

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    Conan the Warlord
  • Author : Leonard Carpenter
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Pages : 296
  • ISBN : 0812542681
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Fiction
  • After escaping deadly palace intrigue in the ancient land of Nemedia, Conan leads the army of Dinander against the Cult of the Snake, the demon which slays all whom it does not convert

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    Warlords, Inc
  • Author : Noah Raford,Andrew Trabulsi
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 257
  • ISBN : 9781583949016
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Political Science
  • "A cutting-edge examination of new types of political actors who emerge in a world of drug cartels and transnational criminal organizations. Leading experts chart the changing geopolitical landscape as the world's elaborate but fragile political systems become increasingly vulnerable to breakdown and deliberate disruption"--

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    The Warlord's Alarm
  • Author : Virginia Walton Pilegard
  • Publisher : Pelican Publishing
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN : 1589803787
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  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • While traveling to an important feast in ancient China, Chuan and his friend Jing Jing devise a water "alarm" clock to make sure their party reaches the emperor's palace before rival warlords. Includes a brief history of water clocks and instructions formaking one.

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    Chinese Warlord Armies 1911–30
  • Author : Philip Jowett
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Pages : 112
  • ISBN : 9781780964690
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  • Genre : History
  • Defeated in the Sino-Japanese War 1894–95 and the Boxer Rebellion of 1900, Imperial China collapsed into revolution and a republic was proclaimed in 1912. From the death of the first president in 1916 to the rise of the Nationalist Kuomintang government in 1926, the differing regions of this vast country were ruled by endlessly forming, breaking and re-forming alliances of regional generals who ruled as 'warlords'. These warlords acted essentially as local kings and much like Sengoku-period Japan, fewer, larger power-blocks emerged, fielding armies hundreds of thousands strong. In the midto late 1920s some of these regional warlords. This book will reveal each great warlord as well as the organization of their forces which acquired much and very varied weaponry from the west including the latest French air force bombers. They were also joined by Japanese, White Russian and some Western soldiers of fortune which adds even more colour to a fascinating and oft-forgotten period.

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    Warlord Soldiers
  • Author : Diana Lary,Lary Diana Lary
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Pages : 190
  • ISBN : 9780521302708
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  • Genre : History
  • Diana Lary examines how the common soldier in Warlord China became an instrument of oppression and terror.

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    Klawde: Evil Alien Warlord Cat: Revenge of the Kitten Queen #6
  • Author : Johnny Marciano,Emily Chenoweth
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 225
  • ISBN : 9780593096246
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • "Applaud for KLAWDE. Two paws up!"--Dav Pilkey, creator of the Dog Man series. "Funny, savage, and brilliant, Klawde is the pet I wish I had."--Max Brallier, New York Times Bestselling author of The Last Kids on Earth. Klawde is not your basic cat. He's an emperor from another planet, exiled to Earth. He's cruel. He's cunning. He's brilliant... and he's also Raj Banerjee's best friend. In book six of the Klawde series our feline warlord has begun his reign as Emperor of the Universe! His headquarters? The litterbox command center in the Banerjee family basement. But be careful what you wish for--as Klawde finds out, even the lord of all living matter has to follow the rules, even if they're designed to squelch evil dreams. What's more, plots to otherthrow him are rampant, and Klawde needs allies. Who can he turn to? Barx and the space rangers of the Dog Star Galaxy? (Hairball.) Ffangg and the other Allied Warlords of Evil? (Double hairball.) Or--least appealing of all--the Calico Queen, his former earthcat protege and current ruler Lyttyrboks? Meanwhile, Raj is trying to survive in an even more perilous group of enemies and allies: the students and parents of the Elba Middle School Newspaper Club. Heavily illustrated, with a hilarious, biting voice that switches between Raj's and Klawde's perspectives, this is the story of an unlikely friendship that emerges between a boy and the evil cat who arrived on his doorstep.

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    Jane's Warlord
  • Author : Angela Knight
  • Publisher : Berkley
  • Pages : 324
  • ISBN : 0425196844
  • Reader Reviews : 9
  • Genre : Fiction
  • The next target of a time traveling killer, crime reporter Jane Colby finds herself in the hands of a warlord from the future sent to protect her--and in his hands is just where she wants to be.

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    Klawde: Evil Alien Warlord Cat #1
  • Author : Johnny Marciano,Emily Chenoweth
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 226
  • ISBN : 9780593225233
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • "Applaud for KLAWDE. Two paws up!"--Dav Pilkey, creator of the Dog Man series. "Funny, savage, and brilliant, Klawde is the pet I wish I had."--Max Brallier, author of the New York Times Best Seller The Last Kids on Earth Klawde is not your average cat. He's an emperor from another planet, exiled to Earth. He's cruel. He's cunning. He's brilliant... and he's about to become Raj Banerjee's best friend. Whether he likes it or not. Klawde had everything. Sharp claws. Fine fur. And, being the High Commander of the planet Lyttyrboks, an entire world of warlike cats at his command. But when he is stripped of his feline throne, he is sentenced to the worst possible punishment: exile to a small planet in a quiet corner of the universe... named Earth. Raj had everything. A cool apartment in Brooklyn. Three friends who lived in his building. And pizza and comics within walking distance. But when his mom gets a job in Elba, Oregon, and he is forced to move, all of that changes. It's now the beginning of summer, he has no friends, and because of his mother's urgings, he has joined a nature camp. It's only when his doorbell rings and he meets a furball of a cat that Raj begins to think maybe his luck is turning around... Heavily illustrated, with a hilarious, biting voice that switches between Raj and Klawde's perspectives, this is the story of an unlikely friendship that emerges as two fish out of water begin to find their footing in strange new worlds.

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    The Warlord's Kites
  • Author : Virginia Walton Pilegard,Nicolas Debon
  • Publisher : Pelican Publishing
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN : 1589801806
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • When a hostile army attacks the warlord's palace in ancient China, Chuan and his friend, Jing Jing, find an ingenious way to scare them off using simple kites. Includes instructions for making a kite from a paper bag.

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    Montezuma
  • Author : Peter G. Tsouras
  • Publisher : Potomac Books, Inc.
  • Pages : 159
  • ISBN : 9781612340654
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  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Places Aztec civilization and history in the context of world history Montezuma (ca. 1466-1520), who had been educated as a priest and had served well as a military commander, ascended to the Aztec throne in about 1502 on the basis of his military record and reputation for piety. As Peter G. Tsouras demonstrates, almost immediately Montezuma transformed himself from a man of good judgment to a pitiless autocrat. He killed indiscriminately at home and waged wars of conquest against his neighbors, adding territory in contemporary Honduras and Nicaragua to his empire. In 1519, Hernán Cortés arrived in Mexico at the head of a Spanish expedition. Montezuma believed the invaders to be gods fulfilling the prophecy that the god Quetzalcoatl would return. He failed to resist and cautiously offered gifts. As a result, Cortés and the conquistadors marched on the capital and seized Montezuma. The monarch fell, surrendering his power, wealth, and even the sovereignty of his people, almost gladly. He became a puppet of the Spaniards and finally allied himself in battle against his own people. When the emperor's brother at last led an uprising, the ungrateful Spaniards killed Montezuma. Against the backdrop of ancient Mexico's rich cultural heritage, Tsouras captures the tragedy that befell Mexico during Montezuma's reign.

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    Warlord's Revenge
  • Author : Zac Harrison
  • Publisher : Capstone
  • Pages : 290
  • ISBN : 9781434263131
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • John's class is being examined by the mysterious Scholars of Kerallin, but the real test comes when the planet is attacked by a former student, turned warlord.

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    The Warlord's Son
  • Author : Dan Fesperman
  • Publisher : Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
  • Pages : 338
  • ISBN : 9781400030484
  • Reader Reviews : 4
  • Genre : Fiction
  • In a riveting tale of intrigue and betrayal, a journalist and his aide infiltrate Afghanistan on the eve of the American invasion. Skelly, a jaded war correspondent, is looking for one last scoop. Najeeb, his translator and guide, is an educated young man from the Pakistani-Afghani border with a secret past, a history with the Pakistani secret police, and his own motives for this risky adventure. Together they join a Warlord’s caravan as he seeks to start an uprising that will liberate the country from the Taliban. Along the way, they stumble onto what they think might just be the story of a lifetime. What they find is a shady world of hidden agendas, shifting allegiances, and sudden betrayals--a world where one wrong move would get them both killed and the only hope for survival lies in their loyalty to each other.

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    Galactic Warlord
  • Author : Douglas Hill
  • Publisher : New York : Atheneum
  • Pages : 134
  • ISBN : 0689501641
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Science fiction
  • To avenge the destruction of his home planet and its people, Keill seeks the identity of an evil genius he and others believe is responsible.

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    Arming the Chinese
  • Author : Anthony B. Chan
  • Publisher : UBC Press
  • Pages : 216
  • ISBN : 9780774819923
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : History
  • First published in 1982, this book remains the classic account of the arms trade in warlord China. The second edition includes a new preface that reframes the argument within the paradigm of critical militarism and state criminality. Arming the Chinese tells the story of the Western and Japanese merchants and governments who provided weapons to warlords for their expanding armies. Although the warlords were hearty individualists who retained control over domestic affairs and rarely relied on single foreign suppliers, the armaments trade, Chan argues, was a new form of imperialism, which perpetrated the continued Western and Japanese domination of China.

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    Code of Peace
  • Author : Dorothy V. Jones,Dorothy W. Jones
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Pages : 242
  • ISBN : 0226406466
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  • Genre : History
  • Is it possible, in our world of differing beliefs and diverse cultures, to find an ethical framework that can guide actual international relations? In Code of Peace, Dorothy V. Jones sets forth her surprising answer to this perplexing question: Not only is a consensus on ethical principles possible, but it has already been achieved. Jones focuses on the progressive development of international law to disclose an underlying code of ethics that enjoys broad support in the world community. Unlike studies that concentrate on what others think that states ought to do, Code of Peace analyzes what states themselves consider proper behavior. Using history as both narrative and argument, Jones shows how the existing ethical code has evolved cumulatively since World War I from a complex interplay between theory and practice. More than an abstract treatise or a merely technical analysis, Jones's study is grounded in the circumstances of war and peace in this century. Treaties and agreements, she argues, are forging a consensus on such principles as human rights, self-determination, and cooperation between states. Jones shows how leaders and representatives of nations, drawing on a rich heritage of philosophical thoughts as well as on their own experiences in a violent world of self-interested conflict, have shaped their thought to the taming of that world in the cause of peace. That is the striking thing about this code: states whose relations are marked by so frequent a recourse to war that they can fairly be called "warlords" have created and pledged themselves to a code of peace. The implications of Code of Peace for establishing a normative foundation for peace are profound. Historically sound and timely, impeccably researched and elegantly written, the book will be of immediate and lasting value to anyone concerned with the stability of the modern world.