War in the Bible and Terrorism in the Twenty-First Century

History / Military

Richard S. Hess, Elmer A. Martens, “War in the Bible and Terrorism in the Twenty-First Century”
Treated Like Family: How an Entrepreneur and His “Employee Family” Built Sargento, a Billion-Dollar Cheese Company by Tom Faley
Empire of Guns: The Violent Making of the Industrial Revolution by Priya Satia
Crisis, Agency, and Law in US Civil-Military Relations by Daniel Maurer
Elena Andreeva, “Russia and Iran in the Great Game: Travelogues and Orientalism”

Richard S. Hess, Elmer A. Martens, “War in the Bible and Terrorism in the Twenty-First Century”

2008 | pages: 170 | ISBN: 1575068036 | PDF | 2,8 mb

In February 2004, Denver Seminary’s annual Biblical Studies conference addressed the question of modern war and the teachings of biblical ethics regarding it. The conference was envisioned as a collaborative effort between the Association for Christian Conferences, Teaching, and Service (ACCTS), and the Biblical Studies division of Denver Seminary. A year earlier, the invasion of Iraq had taken place. The questions created by the outbreak of war prompted an urgency in the consideration of the topic. ACCTS, which sponsors international symposia in military ethics with officers from armed forces around the globe, provided ethicists and practitioners from within the military of both the U.S. and Great Britain. Hess and Martens also solicited papers from leading theologians and advocates representing pacifist and just-war views. They have succeeded in bringing together in this fine volume a group of Christians representing a wide range of perspectives to debate and discuss their heritage and biblical roots with regard to questions of war and its ethical dilemmas.

Treated Like Family: How an Entrepreneur and His “Employee Family” Built Sargento, a Billion-Dollar Cheese Company by Tom Faley

English | April 10th, 2018 | ASIN: B074MYX25D, ISBN: 1478992867 | 353 Pages | EPUB | 54.56 MB

At the age of nineteen, high school diploma in hand, Leonard Gentine knew two things: he wanted to own a family business that would pass from generation to generation, and he wanted to spend the rest of his life with Dolores Becker, a girl he’d met on a blind date.
For Leonard, life didn’t prove that simple.
This biography, told from the viewpoint of four generations of the Gentine family, places the reader in Leonard’s shoes as he advances from young man to old age and discovers life’s foundational lessons. Along the way, he endures outstanding debts, disappointments, and a collection of small businesses, all with Dolores at his side. It’s an inspirational story of perseverance, personal integrity, and a mind-set of always doing the right thing-as painful as that may be in the short term.
TREATED LIKE FAMILY details the development of Sargento-a nationally recognized cheese company and household name. At the same time, it’s a timeless story that showcases the importance of the individual and how a family united in a single purpose within the right culture is unstoppable.
Tom Faley invites the reader into the lives of the Gentine family and the men and women they hired, deftly weaving a story grounded in over 180 interviews-the collective voices of the company’s employees, retirees, and friends.
TREATED LIKE FAMILY offers a rare glimpse into the creative mind of an innovator and entrepreneur and underscores the rewards for all of us when we maintain our humanity toward one another: When one person motivates others to pull together, at times facing unspeakable odds, he is able not only to change their lives but to alter history.

Empire of Guns: The Violent Making of the Industrial Revolution by Priya Satia

English | April 10th, 2018 | ASIN: B073YTGWVX, ISBN: 0735221863 | 544 Pages | EPUB | 15.40 MB

By a prize-winning young historian, an authoritative work that reframes the Industrial Revolution, the expansion of British empire, and emergence of industrial capitalism by presenting them as inextricable from the gun trade
“A fascinating and important glimpse into how violence fueled the industrial revolution, Priya Satia’s book stuns with deep scholarship and sparkling prose.”–Siddhartha Mukherjee, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Emperor of All Maladies
We have long understood the Industrial Revolution as a triumphant story of innovation and technology. Empire of Guns, a rich and ambitious new book by award-winning historian Priya Satia, upends this conventional wisdom by placing war and Britain’s prosperous gun trade at the heart of the Industrial Revolution and the state’s imperial expansion.
Satia brings to life this bustling industrial society with the story of a scandal: Samuel Galton of Birmingham, one of Britain’s most prominent gunmakers, has been condemned by his fellow Quakers, who argue that his profession violates the society’s pacifist principles. In his fervent self-defense, Galton argues that the state’s heavy reliance on industry for all of its war needs means that every member of the British industrial economy is implicated in Britain’s near-constant state of war.
Empire of Guns uses the story of Galton and the gun trade, from Birmingham to the outermost edges of the British empire, to illuminate the nation’s emergence as a global superpower, the roots of the state’s role in economic development, and the origins of our era’s debates about gun control and the “military-industrial complex” – that thorny partnership of government, the economy, and the military. Through Satia’s eyes, we acquire a radically new understanding of this critical historical moment and all that followed from it.
Sweeping in its scope and entirely original in its approach, Empire of Guns is a masterful new work of history – a rigorous historical argument with a human story at its heart.

Crisis, Agency, and Law in US Civil-Military Relations by Daniel Maurer

English | 5 Jun. 2017 | ISBN: 3319535250 | 240 Pages | PDF | 6.14 MB

This book develops a responsible and practical method for evaluating the success, failure, or “crisis” of American civil-military relations among its political and uniformed elite. The author’s premise is that currently there is no objectively fair way for the public at large or the strategic-level elites to assess whether the critical and often obscured relationships between Generals, Admirals, and Statesmen function as they ought to under the US constitutional system. By treating these relationships―in form and practice―as part of a wider principal (civilian)-agency (military) dynamic, the book tracks the “duties”―care, competence, diligence, confidentiality, scope of responsibility―and perceived shortcomings in the interactions between US civilian political authorities and their military advisors in both peacetime and in war.

Elena Andreeva, “Russia and Iran in the Great Game: Travelogues and Orientalism”

2007 | pages: 289 | ISBN: 0415771536 | PDF | 5,0 mb

This book examines the Russian explorers and officials in the nineteenth and early twentieth century who came into contact with Iran as a part of the Great Game. It demonstrates the development of Russia’s own form of Orientalism, a phenomenon that has previously been thought to be exclusive to the West.