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Shares the author's experiences traveling around the world and his assessment of the success of efforts to convince Muslims around the world that America means them no harm despite incendiary propaganda from both sides.
This is the sixth volume of Dr. Justin GlennÕs comprehensive history that traces the ÒPresidential lineÓ of the Washingtons. Volume One began with the immigrant John Washington, who settled in Westmoreland Co., Va., in 1657, married Anne Pope, and became the great-grandfather of President George Washington. It continued the record of their descendants for a total of seven generations. Volume Two highlighted notable family members in the next eight generations of John and Anne WashingtonÕs descendants. Volume Three traced the ancestry of the early Virginia members of this ÒPresidential BranchÓ back in time to the aristocracy and nobility of England and continental Europe. Volume Four resumed the family history where Volume One ended, and it contained Generation Eight of the immigrant John WashingtonÕs descendants. Volume Five treated Generation Nine. Volume Six now presents Generation Ten, and it includes over 12,000 descendants. Future volumes will add generations eleven through fifteen, making a total of over 63,000 descendants. Although structured in a genealogical format for the sake of clarity, this is no bare bones genealogy but a true family history with over 1,200 detailed biographical narratives. These in turn strive to convey the greatness of the family that produced not only The Father of His Country but many others, great and humble, who struggled to build that country. ADVANCE PRAISE ÒI am convinced that your work will be of wide interest to historians and academics as well as members of the Washington family itself. Although the surname Washington is perhaps the best known in American history and much has been written about the Washington family for well over a century, it is surprising that no comprehensive family history has been published. Justin M. GlennÕs The Washingtons: A Family History finally fills this void for the branch to which General and President George Washington belonged, identifying some 63,000 descendants. This is truly a family history, not a mere tabulation of names and dates, providing biographical accounts of many of the descendants of John Washington who settled in Westmoreland County, Virginia, in 1657. . . . Each individual section is followed by extensive listings of published and manuscript sources supporting the information presented and errors of identification in previous publications are commented upon as appropriate.Ó John Frederick Dorman, editor of The Virginia Genealogist (1957-2006) and author of Adventurers of Purse and Person ÒDecades of reviewing Civil War books have left me surprised and delighted when someone applies exhaustive diligence to a topic not readily accessible. Dr. Glenn surely meets that standard with the meticulous research that unveils the Washington family in gratifying detailÑmany of them Confederates of interest and importance.Ó Robert K. Krick, author of The Smoothbore Volley that Doomed the Confederacy and Stonewall Jackson at Cedar Mountain
The newly expanded and revised edition of The Hollywood War Machine includes wide-ranging exploration of numerous popular military-themed films that have appeared in the close to a decade since the first edition was published. Within the Hollywood movie community, there has not been even the slightest decline in well-financed pictures focusing on warfare and closely-related motifs. The second edition includes a new chapter on recent popular films and another that analyzes the relationship between these movies and the bourgeoning gun culture in the United States, marked in recent years by a dramatic increase in episodes of mass killings.
The attacks in Paris in January and November 2015 heralded the beginning of a new wave of terrorism - one rooted in the ongoing conflict in Syria and Iraq. As ISIS seeks to expand its reach in the Middle East, its territory serves as a base for training and operations for a new generation of jihadis. Thousands of young people from the West, primarily from Europe, have travelled to join ISIS, re-emerging as hardened fighters with military training and a network of international contacts. Many of these have now returned to their homelands, where it is feared they are planning a new series of brutal attacks. Peter R. Neumann here explains the phenomenon of the ‘new jihadis’, and shows why the threat of terrorism in the West is greater than ever before. Based on interviews and previously-unseen material, Neumann provides an essential introduction to one of the greatest crises of our time
"The Black Muslim Manifesto" is the compilation of over ten years of essays addressing events of historical, contemporary and ideological significance. Debates between the author and others, who contested some of his positions, form the basis of several chapters. The essays not only provide Lukman's reflections on some of the most critical issues of the past decade, they also include a critical analysis of American history, a critique of Malcolm X, a biographical sketch of Kwame Ture (partly based on the author's personal relationship with him), Lukman's understanding of the religion of Islam, particularly as it relates to the post 9/11 world; commentaries on Lebanon, Sudan, Gaza, the "ascendancy" of Obama etc. There are countless opinions offered concerning every topic addressed in the "Manifesto," however, that which makes the "Manifesto" unique is it's uncompromising, Black, revolutionary, Islamic perspective. This is a perspective that is totally missing from the ideological discourse, in America, on either the "left" or the "right." The climate of fear engendered by George W's "fatwa" that "you are either with us or you are with the terrorists" has sent Muslim "leadership" in America scurrying behind the mantra "Islam is peace." The fact that Bush codified his "fatwa" with the Patriot Act has left this brand of "leadership" cowering in fear. Those who wish to pass themselves off as Black "leadership" are no better than their Muslim counterparts. The "Manifesto" takes the unabashed position that the "Obamamania," which has been signed onto by most "recognized" Black "leadership," is no more than a corporate controlled deception. It is a deception designed for international as well as domestic consumption. The American ruling class is faced with the "browning of America." They are also confronted with an increasingly non-white, anti-American global population. According to the "Manifesto," "Obamaism" represents the apotheosis of neo-colonialism. Are the views expressed in the two preceding paragraphs controversial? Of course they are and they are reflective of the spirit of the book. That is precisely what makes the "Manifesto" unique. The "uniqueness" of the book is part of the appeal of the "Manifesto." An embattled Muslim world will find a voice, in the Western Hemisphere, who champions their cause. Followers of the teachings of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad will see that "Elijah Lives" in its pages. Revolutionary thinkers will find a book written in the spirit of George Jackson's "Blood in my Eye." And, of course, liberals, reformists, "accommodationists" and "assimilationists" will be horrified. But that is precisely the type of debate all intellectuals should welcome.

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