The Navy SEALS are the elite of the elite in the military of the United States. They train for missions according to their acronym: SEa, Air and Land.
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“concise, clear, easy-to-follow guide through Islam as both a religion and a political-cultural force. . . . impressively thorough.”
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“a rich and varied portrait of Israel . . .”
“Daly’s research and vibrant writing provide the reader with a clear understanding, especially through the two men he selected to honor, of what police work is supposed to be.”
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“an incomplete, unconvincing picture.”
“a well-illustrated book with overview maps to bring to life what could be termed the beginning of the Western way of warfare.”
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“In his sobering yet compelling book, Tharoor shows how in today’s India, where Hindu nationalists are firmly in power, a majoritarian mindset has supplanted the democratic mindset.”
“This book is really not about homicide but about crime, justice, and the science used to find the truth.
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“provides a more nuanced picture of an almost tragic figure trying to bridge the old and new political order between representative democracy and the oligarchy of the English nobility.”