Tag: Chiefs

Spy Chiefs Volume 2 Intelligence Leaders in Europe, the Middle East, and Asia


Paul Maddrell, "Spy Chiefs: Volume 2: Intelligence Leaders in Europe, the Middle East, and Asia"
English | ISBN: 162616522X | 2017 | 288 pages | EPUB | 1185 KB
Throughout history and across cultures, the spy chief has been a leader of the state security apparatus and an essential adviser to heads of state. In democracies, the spy chief has become a public figure, and intelligence activities have been brought under the rule of law. In authoritarian regimes, however, the spy chief was and remains a frightening and opaque figure who exercises secret influence abroad and engages in repression at home.

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Land, Chiefs, Mining South Africa’s North West Province since 1840


Andrew Manson, "Land, Chiefs, Mining: South Africa’s North West Province since 1840"
English | ISBN: 1868147711 | 2014 | 208 pages | EPUB | 5 MB
Land, Chiefs, Mining explores aspects of the experience of the Batswana in the thornveld and bushveld regions of the North-West Province, shedding light on defi ning issues, moments and individuals in this lesser known region of South Africa. Some of the focuses are: an important Tswana kgosi (chief ), Moiloa II of the Bahurutshe; responses to and participation in the South African War and its aftermath, 1899-1907; land acquisition; economic and political conditions in the reserves; resistance to Mangope’s Bophuthatswana; the impact of game parks and the Sun City resort; rural resistance and the liberation struggle; and African reaction to the platinum mining revolution. Written in a direct and accessible style, and illustrated with photographs and maps, the book provides an understanding, for a general reader ship, of the region and its recent history. At the same time it opens up avenues for further research. The authors, Andrew Manson and Bernard Mbenga, both based at North-West University, Mahikeng Campus, have, for some thirty years, been studying and writing on the region’s past.

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The Chiefs Now in This City Indians and the Urban Frontier in Early America [Audiobook]


English | ASIN: B09WGSYS9S | 2022 | 9 hours and 46 minutes | MP3 | M4B | 268 MB
During the years of the Early Republic, prominent Native leaders regularly traveled to American cities primarily on diplomatic or trade business, but also from curiosity and adventurousness. They were frequently referred to as "the Chiefs now in this city" during their visits. Colin Calloway, National Book Award finalist and one of the foremost chroniclers of Native American history, has gathered together the accounts of these visits and from them created a new narrative of the country’s formative years, redefining what has been understood as the "frontier."

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