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In March 2004 a group led by Nick Du Toit and former SAS member Simon Mann tried to overthrow the tyrannical Obiang Nguema, president of Equatorial Guinea. They were working for investors, allegedly including Mark Thatcher and "J.­H. Archer", who wanted to seize control of Africa's third largest oil producer. Roberts tells how the coup was set up and abandoned at the last minute, and how the plotters were seized and subsequently tortured. The new material includes an account of Mann's illegal abduction from prison in 2008; his dramatic trial, in which he accuses named individuals, including Thatcher, of being deeply involved in the plot; Thatcher's fears of "extraordinary rendition" to Equatorial Guinea; and Eli Calil's revelatory admission that he supported forced regime change in Equatorial Guinea.

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Cuốn II bắt đầu từ thời điểm ông Nguyễn Văn Linh lên cầm quyền cho đến khi ba ông cố vấn đưa ông Lê Khả Phiêu ra khỏi chiếc ghế tổng bí thư. Tuy có những câu chuyện còn kéo dài đến sau Đại hội Đảng lần thứ XI (1-­2011), nhưng hai chương cuối của cuốn II chủ yếu nói về “cái đuôi” chủ nghĩa xã hội và những hệ lụy mà xã hội Việt Nam đang gánh chịu. Chương Tướng Giáp được đặt ở vị trí cuối phần “Dấu ấn Nguyễn Văn Linh”, bắt đầu bằng một nỗ lực nhằm hạ uy tín của “vị tướng Điện Biên” diễn ra cuối nhiệm kỳ của Tổng Bí thư Nguyễn Văn Linh nhưng chủ yếu nói về mối quan hệ giữa Lê Duẩn - Tướng Giáp - Lê Đức Thọ. Những xung đột quyền lực đã chi phối phần lớn các quyết định liên quan đến cuộc chiến diễn ra thời thập niên 1960, kéo dài tới giữa thập niên 1980, liên quan đến không ít máu xương và để lại khá nhiều di chứng. Phần còn lại của cuốn II chủ yếu viết về những gì diễn ra bên trong Ba Đình thời thập niên 1990. Thời mà ý thức hệ không chỉ tồn tại như một đức tin của những người cầm . . .

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“A must-­have for anyone who wants to cook Chinese food at home, home cooks and professionals alike.­”—David Chang, Momofuku

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A generous and erudite book...­We’re in the company of someone who loves The Arabian Nights, and who has generously shared that love with us through this companion.­' - Michele Roberts, Independent on Sunday_­x000D_ _­x000D_ 'Superlative...­just the sort of relaxed, informative book that Edmund Wilson might have written had he grown interested in the Middle East and its early literature.­' - Michael Dirda, Washington Post_­x000D_ _­x000D_ 'Irwin organizes his material like a good storyteller...­he gives us the crystallized sum of The Nights: ancedote, history, moral fable, aphorism, story after story, wonder upon wonder. This monumental, infinitely faceted gem should be every writer's bedtime sampler.­' - Michael Moorcock, New Statesman & Society_­x000D_ _­x000D_ 'A work both learned and witty...­Robert Irwin has wonderfully deepened the pleasures and the interest in reading The Arabian Nights as a supreme work of imaginative fiction.­' - Marina Warner,­TLS

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According to Wikipedia: "Jacob Abbott (November 14, 1803 October 31, 1879) was an American writer of children's books. Abbott was born at Hallowell, Maine to Jacob and Betsey Abbott. He graduated from Bowdoin College in 1820; studied at Andover Theological Seminary in 1821, 1822, and 1824; was tutor in 1824-­1825, and from 1825 to 1829 was professor of mathematics and natural philosophy at Amherst College; was licensed to preach by the Hampshire Association in 1826; founded the Mount Vernon School for Young Ladies in Boston in 1829, and was principal of it in 1829-­1833; was pastor of Eliot Congregational Church (which he founded), at Roxbury, Massachusetts in 1834-­1835; and was, with his brothers, a founder, and in 1843-­1851 a principal of Abbott's Institute, and in 1845-­1848 of the Mount Vernon School for Boys, in New York City. He was a prolific author, writing juvenile fiction, brief histories, biographies, religious books for the general reader, and a few works in popular . . .

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The Thirty-­Six Strategies of Ancient China is an easy to read and fascinating look at how many of the strategies and tactics mentioned by Sun Tzu in his book The Art Of War, were employed in ancient times.

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In sumptuous and illuminating detail, Simon Winchester, the bestselling author of The Professor and the Madman ("Elegant and scrupulous"—New York Times Book Review) and Krakatoa ("A mesmerizing page-­turner"—Time) brings to life the extraordinary story of Joseph Needham, the brilliant Cambridge scientist who unlocked the most closely held secrets of China, long the world's most technologically advanced country.­No cloistered don, this tall, married Englishman was a freethinking intellectual, who practiced nudism and was devoted to a quirky brand of folk dancing. In 1937, while working as a biochemist at Cambridge University, he instantly fell in love with a visiting Chinese student, with whom he began a lifelong affair.­He soon became fascinated with China, and his mistress swiftly persuaded the ever-­enthusiastic Needham to travel to her home country, where he embarked on a series of extraordinary expeditions to the farthest frontiers of this...

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Le livre Thomas Cook Travel Book Award Lors d’un premier séjour en Inde à l’âge de dix-­sept ans, William Dalrymple découvre Delhi. Cette grande capitale le fascine. Il prend conscience que cet endroit recèle son cortège de richesses et d’horreurs. Cinq ans plus tard, il y revient et y voit le sujet d’un livre : le portrait d’une ville disloquée dans le temps. Des ruelles étroites de la vieille ville aux avenues plus larges de New Delhi, il déambule dans des lieux sous lesquels seraient englouties sept villes mortes. Ses larges artères englobent un cimetière de dynasties. Delhi est vouée à sans cesse renaître de ses cendres, à connaître de nouvelles incarnations, de siècle en siècle. Les djinns, autrement dit les esprits, hantent chaque maison, chaque coin de rue. Ils aiment tant Delhi qu’ils ne peuvent supporter de la voir vide et désertée, c’est ce que révèle à l’auteur un sage. William Dalrymple a passé quatre ans à Delhi après 1989. Il nous propose un panorama de la vie dans . . .

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