Soldiers and Civilians analyzes the emerging civil-military "gap" in the United States, drawing on a major survey of military officers, civilian leaders, and the general public. The book's contributors, leading scholars of defense policy, find that numerous schisms have undermined civil-military cooperation and harmed military effectiveness.
Eagle Ridge was supposed to be a safe haven for the hybrids, but now it’s turning into a Glycon-infested hell. The presence of the horrible mutants is bad enough, but then a human witnesses an attack. Now the hybrids are at risk of being exposed to the outside world and the ruth Horatius Group. Allison’s proud to be mayor of Eagle Ridge and takes her job seriously. She’s very concerned about protecting the citizens of her town, especially with all the violent attacks that have been occurring. Though she’s convinced a wild animal is involved, she also can’t deny having seen a strange monster. Hybrid Quintus is still finding his place among the hybrids, but is comfortable serving as a spy. When he’s sent to find out how much Allison might have seen, he’s surprised to find that she may be his fated mate. Despite the raging attraction between the two, the shocking truth behind why so many Glycons are in the area may cost them their lives before they can even worry about a future relationship.
La dernière pièce de Copi, écrite sur son lit d'hôpital. Une comédie farce de la mort qui bascule en fête de l'amitié. " Il y a chez Copi une très grande discrétion devant ce sujet-bateau, sujet-gâteau, qu'est la mort. Au moyen d'écarts de dialogue, Copi fait basculer cette comédie-farce de la mort vers une fête de l'amitié, et en premier lieu de l'amitié qui attache les homosexuels. Car la pièce est là : dans le lien amical, fraternel de l'acteur Cyrille, condamné, et de son copain, Hubert, et dans l'alliance de charme et de cruauté par quoi ce vieux couple entreprend d'intercepter de la chair fraîche, un grand dadais de jeune homme qui se retrouve là, dans sa chambre. Mais Copi, insensiblement, divinement, fait danser les fils de son illusion, opéra, grand-guignol, cirque, tragédie. Tout cela d'une touche si légère...
Dans sa gaieté et sa modestie, Une visite inopportune est une pièce immense. Elle provoque le rire. Elle ratisse la détresse. C'est très rare, un sommet de théâtre comme celui-là. "
The demise of the Confederacy left a legacy of legal arrangements that raised fundamental and vexing questions regarding the legal rights and status of former slaves and the status of former Confederate states. As Harold Hyman shows, few individuals had greater impact on resolving these difficult questions than Salmon P. Chase, chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court from 1865 to 1873.
Hyman argues that in two cases -- In Re Turner (1867) and Texas v. White (1869) -- Chase combined his abolitionist philosophy with an activist jurisprudence to help dismantle once and for all the deposed machineries of slavery and the Confederacy. In Re Turner was a private law case decided at the federal circuit level.
It involved a black woman's claim that she, a recent slave, was being held in involuntary, servitude. Elizabeth Turner's mother had apprenticed her to their former master, who had not abided by his contractual obligations to provide Elizabeth with training and compensation, substantively keeping her in slavery. Chase's decision, which relied upon due process and equal protection implications in the thirteenth amendment and the 1866 Civil Rights Act, confirmed the rights of emancipated slaves to bargain and contract with employers on a parity with white workers. Texas v. White was a public law case decided in the Supreme Court. It revolved around the issue of whether the holders of U.S. bonds seized and sold by the Confederate state of Texas could demand payment after the war from that state's newly reconstructed government. In effect, Chase and his associate justices were asked to determine the legality of actions committed by all former Confederate states and, thus, to define whatconstituted a state. Chase's opinion reaffirmed the permanence of the Union and its constituent states and the duty of the states to respect the legal rights and obligations of all citizens. Hyman's exemplary study provides a much-needed reevaluation of both cases in the context of Chase's life and shows how they secured for him a rostrum for both moral and legal reform from which he asserted his strong views on the fundamental rights of individuals and states in an era of sporadically expanding federal power. "This is constitutional history as it should be written, but seldom is. Combining an excellent sketch of Chase's life with the social, intellectual, and moral climate of the times, Hyman provides a brilliant analysis of two landmark decisions. He also presents a stimulating, original, and provocative treatment of the Chase Court that sheds new light on our understanding of the thirteenth and fourteenth amendments". John Niven, editor of The Salmon P.
"★★★★★ - Sizzling" Miranda has been lonely for a long while now. She doesn't have much friends and she hits the gym on a regular not only to work on her thick bod, but her sexy gym instructor, Lucas, is more than enough motivation for her to be there. This Independence day holiday, Miranda finds herself alone with no companion and decides to hit the gym where she was sure it would be just her since everyone else would be out celebrating July 4th. Wrong!. She was surprised! Not only was the juice dripping Lucas there, but two more of his sexily buffed friends too. Find out how all three is helping Miranda to a work out of her lifetime, that she will never forget and you wont either! CLICK the Look-inside to read a juicy excerpt of this story This book contains adult themes, harsh language, and sexual content not intended for under eighteen. ***FREE FOR DOWNLOAD WITH KINDLE UNLIMITED OR PRIME MEMBERS***
They both want him . .
. Who does he want? Andy and Pete have been best friends since grade school. Now, they're partners in their own rapidly-rising architecture firm. Pete is secretly bisexual.
He and Andy have been flirting since Andy's girlfriend broke up with him. Just when Pete's ready to make a move, Andy meets Gretchen, a lusty farmer's daughter who's walked out on her abusive boyfriend. Gretchen splits after her first night with Andy, pushing him into Pete's arms . . . and bed. Then, Gretchen comes back and Andy is caught between two lovers. Somebody is going to get hurt.