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Marque And Reprisal

Autor: Elizabeth Moon
Publisher: Del Rey Books
ISBN: 034544759X
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Cut off from home and all communications following the murders of members of her immediate family, ship captain Kylara Vatta races against time to find out who is behind these vicious attacks and who is determined to destroy her family and its wealth, in the sequel to Trading in Danger. Reprint.

Encyclopedia Of The United States Constitution

Autor: David Andrew Schultz
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 1438126778
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Covers the people, court cases, historical events, and terms relating to one of the most studied political documents in schools across the country, the United States Constitution.

Engaging The Enemy

Autor: Elizabeth Moon
Publisher: Del Rey
ISBN: 0345491009
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For fans of fast-paced adventure and compelling characters, the military science fiction of Nebula Award—winning author Elizabeth Moon is the perfect choice. The brilliantly unorthodox Kylara Vatta, black-sheep scion of Vatta Transport Ltd., one of the galaxy’s wealthiest merchant houses, is a heroine like no other, blessed with a killer instinct for business and for battle. Now, in the aftermath of cold-blooded assassinations that have left her parents dead and the Vatta shipping empire shattered, Kylara faces her greatest challenge yet. There is a time for grief and a time for revenge. This is decidedly the latter. Placing her cousin Stella in command of the trading vessel Gary Tobai, Ky embarks aboard the captured pirate ship Fair Kaleen on a twofold mission: to salvage the family business and to punish those responsible for the killings . . . before they strike again. Since the network providing instantaneous communication between star systems has been sabotaged, news is hard to come by and available information impossible to trust. But as she travels from system to system, with Stella a step behind, Ky pieces together the clues and discovers a conspiracy of terrifying scope, breathtaking audacity, and utter ruthlessness. The only hope the independent systems and merchants have against this powerful enemy is to band together. Unfortunately, because she commands a ship known to belong to a notorious pirate–her own relative Osman Vatta, whom she killed for his part in her parents’ deaths–Ky is met with suspicion, if not outright hostility. Rumors swirl about her intent, her very identity. Soon even Stella begins to question her cousin’s decisions and her authority to make them. Meanwhile, the conspiracy Ky hunts is hunting her in turn, with agents insinuated into every space station, every planetary government, every arm of the military, and every merchant house–including her own. Before she can take the fight to the enemy, Kylara must survive a deadly minefield of deception and betrayal. From the Hardcover edition.

Marque And Reprisal

Autor: Kenneth B. Moss
ISBN: 9780700627752
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Marque and Reprisal is a history of private military instruments--mercenaries, privateers, and contractors--up to the present day.

Trading In Danger

Autor: Elizabeth Moon
Publisher: Del Rey Books
ISBN: 0345447611
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Thrown out of the Space Academy in disgrace, Ky Vatta, the daughter of a leading interstellar trading dynasty, is given the chance to redeem herself by captaining one of Vatta's oldest ships on its voyage to the scrapyards, but her journey takes on unexpected challenges when she finds herself and her crew trapped in the middle of a colonial war, in the first volume in a new military science fiction series. Reprint.

The Lost Art Of Declaring War

Autor: Brien Hallett
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 9780252067266
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Historically, it has been assumed that war is violence and declarations of war are simply public announcements that serve to initiate combat. Brien Hallett denies both assumptions and claims that war is policy, not violence.The Lost Art of Declaring War analyzes the crucial differences between combat and war and convincingly argues that the power to declare war is in actuality the power to compose a text, draft a document, write a denunciation. Once written, the declaration then serves three functions: to articulate the political purposes of the war, to guide and direct military operations, and to establish the boundary between justified combat and unjustified devastation.Hallett sounds a clarion call urging the people and their representatives to take up the challenge and write fully reasoned declarations of war. Then, and only then, can a civilized nation like the United States lay claim to being fully democratic, not only in peacetime, but in wartime as well.

Documents Relating To Law And Custom Of The Sea

Autor: Reginald Godfrey Marsden
Publisher: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.
ISBN: 188636396X
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A very important collection of maritime texts pertaining to the English admiralty arranged chronologically, that trace the development of maritime law from 1205 to 1767. Original Latin and French documents appear with English translations.

The Neutrality Of Great Britain

Autor: Mountague Bernard
Publisher: Applewood Books
ISBN: 1429016426
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This is an EXACT reproduction of a book published before 1923. This IS NOT an OCR'd book with strange characters, introduced typographical errors, and jumbled words. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book.

The Development Of International Law

Autor: Geoffrey G. Butler
Publisher: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.
ISBN: 1584772158
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Butler, Sir Geoffrey and Simon Maccoby. The Development of International Law. London: Longmans, Green and Co., 1928. xxxv, 566 pp. Reprinted 2003 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN 1-58477-215-8. Cloth. $70. * Writing in the Yale Law Review, J.P. Bullington observes that "[t]he most striking feature about this work is the method of treatment--quite the most effective which has yet been employed in dealing with the subject. Believing that the changes in international law have been the reflection of changes in the political theory and practice of states, the author has divided his work into three major periods--the Age of the Prince, the Age of the Judge, and the Age of the Concert... Based on a wide knowledge of history filtered through an objective and realistic brain, this book must take its place as one of the most valuable contributions to the history of international law." Yale Law Review 38:843 quoted in Marke, A Catalogue of the Law Collection at New York University, (1953) 566.