Destined for War
CHINA AND THE UNITED STATES ARE HEADING TOWARD A WAR NEITHER WANTS. The reason is Thucydides’s Trap, a deadly pattern of structural stress that results when a rising power challenges a ruling one. This phenomenon is as old as history itself. About the Peloponnesian War that devastated ancient Greece, the historian Thucydides explained: “It was the rise of Athens and the fear that this instilled in Sparta that made war inevitable.” Over the past 500 years, these conditions have occurred sixteen times. War broke out in twelve of them. Today, as an unstoppable China approaches an immovable America and both Xi Jinping and Donald Trump promise to make their countries “great again,” the seventeenth case looks grim. Unless China is willing to scale back its ambitions or Washington can accept becoming number two in the Pacific, a trade conflict, cyberattack, or accident at sea could soon escalate into all-out war. In Destined for War, the eminent Harvard scholar Graham Allison explains why Thucydides’s Trap is the best lens for understanding U.S.-China relations in the twenty-first century. Through uncanny historical parallels and war scenarios, he shows how close we are to the unthinkable. Yet, stressing that war is not inevitable, Allison also reveals how clashing powers have kept the peace in the past — and what painful steps the United States and China must take to avoid disaster today.
Zoey is finally home where she belongs, safe with her Guardian Warrior, Stark, by her side, and preparing to face off against Neferet – which would be a whole lot easier if the High Counsel saw the ex-High Priestess for what she really is. Kalona has released his hold on Rephaim, and, through Nyx's gift of a human form, Rephaim and Stevie Rae are finally able to be together – if he can truly walk the path of the Goddess and stay free of his father's shadow... But there are new forces at work at the House of Night. An influx of humans, including Lenobia's handsome horse whisperer, threatens their precarious stability. And then there's the mysterious Aurox, a jaw-droppingly gorgeous teen boy who is actually more – or possibly less – than human. Only Neferet knows he was created to be her greatest weapon. But Zoey can sense the part of his soul that remains human, the compassion that wars with his Dark calling. And there's something strangely familiar about him... Will Neferet's true nature be revealed before she succeeds in silencing them all? And will Zoey be able to touch Aurox's humanity in time to protect him – and everyone – from his own fate? Find out what's destined in the next thrilling chapter of the House of Night series.
A second entry in an inspirational series loosely based on the tales of the biblical kings David, Solomon and Saul finds ministry heir and eldest son Don returning from South Africa after three years of exile and finding himself powerless in the face of his young brother's personal and spiritual debauchery. Reprint.
Destined to Prevail
War! Rumors of War! It's the announcement that has become the norm in today's date. Things are going from bad to worse. Fear, Hopelessness, insecurity, and terror are the talk of the town. The atmosphere around makes us aware of the Spiritual Battles at hand.Destined to Prevail is designed to instruct, impart, and invade as a commando in the army of God. Get ready as you receive instructions of Wisdom and Knowledge in God's Word and understanding through the Holy Spirit in the weapons, tactics, and strategies of Spiritual Warfare. Get ready for an impartation of Grace and Anointing to live victoriously. You are not to live in defeat. You are not only to be defensive, but offensive to go and Invade the domains of darkness along your path to fulfilling God's purpose for your life. Your destiny is set by your commander in chief, the Lord Jesus Christ!Nicky S. Raiborde, is known for relevance, simplicity, and commitment to teach the uncompromised Word of God, to empower and release people in the work of the ministry, and to see lives transformed by the presence of Jesus as the Holy Spirit partners to demonstrate the kingdom of God through signs, wonders, healings and miracles. Being raised up in a pastoral home, his parent's spiritual instruction and impartation helped him answer the call of God at the age of 17, with a dream to carry the Gospel to the nations. By the age of 21, God sent him to over 36 countries preaching the Gospel of faith, hope, and love.Pastor Nicky lives in Lexington, SC, USA where he is thrilled to devote his life to serving Jesus at International Family Church, a multicultural church that loves to exalt the Lord, equip the believers, and extend the kingdom of God. For more information, visit us at, http: //www.Daniel1132.com
Destined to Reign
With almost two decades of full-time ministry behind him, Joseph Prince has become the leading voice for a new generation of believers - a generation that builds its hope on the abundance of God's grace and the gift of His righteousness.
Destined Vampire Awakenings Book 2
Professionally edited by Leslie Mitchell at G2 Freelance Editing and re-released 2/12/14. Terrified of becoming mated like her parents, Isabelle has locked herself away to avoid their fate. She is content to stay sheltered amongst her family as she lives out her days away from the human race, and the world. Despite her determination to remain alone, her world is rocked when a person from her parent’s past arrives at their door, bringing with them the powerful, and stunning vampire Stefan. Stefan isn't expecting to walk into a nest full of vampires, but he is immediately drawn to the vibrant, often defiant, and willful Isabelle. To his surprise, Isabelle does everything in her power to avoid him, and her desire for him. No matter how hard she tries to fight it though, Isabelle begins to realize that trying to deny her destiny may destroy them both, as some things cannot be stopped. Just as she starts to let her guard down, Stefan’s dark and deadly past catches up to him and threatens to destroy them both. ***Due to sexual content, violence, and language, this book is recommended for readers 18+ years of age.*** Each book in this series involves a different couple. Recommended Reading Order for The Vampire Awakenings Series: Awakened (Book 1) Destined (Book 2) Untamed (Book 3) Enraptured (Book 4) Undone (Book 5) Fractured (Book 6) Cover art by EbookLaunch
Destined for Distinguished Oblivion
William Charles Wells (1757-1817) was one of the foremost, and forgotten, American scientists of the eighteenth century. He was trained in medicine and conducted experimental studies in vision and vertigo, he proposed a theory of how dew forms, and he speculated on the mechanism of natural selection. Despite the originality of his enquiries in all these areas, Wells' contributions to scientific discovery have been either neglected or ignored. Although he was born in America, Wells was educated in Scotland and practiced medicine for most of his adult life in London. His practice did not thrive, and he had ample time to conduct his experimental enquiries on a variety of natural phenomena. He was acquainted with the leading medical men of the day, and was admired by them. The emergence of experimental studies of vision can be traced to the adoption of Newtonian methods of observation and experiment, and in their application to space perception by Wells (1792). His initial researches were concerned principally with binocular vision, but he also conducted experimental studies of accommodation, acuity, eye movements, and vertigo. With regard to the last, he entered into a debate with Erasmus Darwin concerning the involvement of eye movements in vertigo. Indeed, Wells should be acknowledged as laying the foundations for modern studies of vestibular function as well as eye movements. The book reprints his Essay on single vision with two eyes (1792) and his own Memoir of his life (1818). Wells also outlined a theory of natural selection before Charles Darwin and provided an account of the formation of dew. His essay on natural selection is reprinted as an Appendix to the book. Wells' experiments and observations on natural phenomena will surprise students of science because of their modernity.
Destined for Equality
Men and women remain unequal in the United States, but in this provocative book, Robert Max Jackson demonstrates that gender inequality is irrevocably crumbling. Destined for Equality, the first integrated analysis of gender inequality's modern decline, tells the story of that progressive movement toward equality over the past two centuries in America, showing that women's status has risen consistently and continuously. Jackson asserts that women's rising status has been due largely to the emergence of modern political and economic organizations, which have transformed institutional priorities concerning gender. Although individual politicians and businessmen generally believed women should remain in their traditional roles, Jackson shows that it was simply not in the interests of modern enterprise and government to foster inequality. The search for profits, votes, organizational rationality, and stability all favored a gender-neutral approach that improved women's status. The inherent gender impartiality of organizational interests won out over the prejudiced preferences of the men who ran them. As economic power migrated into large-scale organizations inherently indifferent to gender distinctions, the patriarchal model lost its social and cultural sway, and women's continual efforts to rise in the world became steadily more successful. Total gender equality will eventually prevail; the only questions remaining are what it will look like, and how and when it will arrive.
Destined to Survive
The story of Jack Pooltons war experience, from his initial training to his capture and attempted escapes from a POW camp.
Destined to Rule the Schools
Tells the story of women and school leadership in America from the common school era to the present. Offers an historical account of how teaching became women's work and the school superintendency men's.