Missionaries

Written By Phil Klay
Missionaries
  • Publsiher : Penguin
  • Release : 06 October 2020
  • ISBN : 1984880667
  • Pages : 416 pages
  • Rating : 3/5 from 3 reviews
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Read or download book entitled Missionaries written by Phil Klay which was release on 06 October 2020, this book published by Penguin. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Book excerpt: One of President Obama's Favorite Books of the Year A New York Times Notable Book One of the Wall Street Journal Ten Best Books of the Year “Mr. Klay’s bravura novel homes in on the ground-level consequences of American interference in Colombia’s ongoing civil war and tumultuous peace process. But the engrossing local conflict is only part of the book’s revelatory, panoramic portrayal of the remote yet interconnected ways that American-sponsored wars are waged across the globe.” —Wall Street Journal The debut novel from the National Book Award-winning author of Redeployment A group of Colombian soldiers prepares to raid a drug lord's safe house on the Venezuelan border. They're watching him with an American-made drone, about to strike using military tactics taught to them by U.S. soldiers who honed their skills to lethal perfection in Iraq. In Missionaries, Phil Klay examines the globalization of violence through the interlocking stories of four characters and the conflicts that define their lives. For Mason, a U.S. Army Special Forces medic, and Lisette, a foreign correspondent, America's long post-9/11 wars in the Middle East exerted a terrible draw that neither is able to shake. Where can such a person go next? All roads lead to Colombia, where the US has partnered with local government to keep predatory narco gangs at bay. Mason, now a liaison to the Colombian military, is ready for the good war, and Lisette is more than ready to cover it. Juan Pablo, a Colombian officer, must juggle managing the Americans' presence and navigating a viper's nest of factions bidding for power. Meanwhile, Abel, a lieutenant in a local militia, has lost almost everything in the seemingly endless carnage of his home province, where the lines between drug cartels, militias, and the state are semi-permeable. Drawing on six years of research in America and Colombia into the effects of the modern way of war on regular people, Klay has written a novel of extraordinary suspense infused with geopolitical sophistication and storytelling instincts that are second to none. Missionaries is a window not only into modern war, but into the individual lives that go on long after the drones have left the skies.

Missionaries

Missionaries
  • Author : Phil Klay
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2020-10-06
  • Total pages : 416
  • ISBN : 1984880667
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Summary : One of President Obama's Favorite Books of the Year A New York Times Notable Book One of the Wall Street Journal Ten Best Books of the Year “Mr. Klay’s bravura novel homes in on the ground-level consequences of American interference in Colombia’s ongoing civil war and tumultuous peace ...

Cannibals and Missionaries

Cannibals and Missionaries
  • Author : Mary McCarthy
  • Publisher : Mariner Books
  • Release Date : 1991
  • Total pages : 369
  • ISBN : 1984880667
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Summary : A suspenseful and sometimes horrifying novel of manners, whose plot and odd mix of characters combine to produce an unorthodox thriller about the hijacking of a Middle East-bound jetliner over France in early 1975. "Psychologically astute, ironic and ultimately heartbreaking"(Publishers Weekly)....

The Missionary

The Missionary
  • Author : John Weld
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1981
  • Total pages : 179
  • ISBN : 1984880667
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Summary : Download or read online The Missionary written by John Weld, published by which was released on 1981. Get The Missionary Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle....

The Missionaries

The Missionaries
  • Author : D.G. Compton
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2013-07-25
  • Total pages : 222
  • ISBN : 1984880667
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Summary : The spaceship landed on the planet Earth to bring it the message of a new religion and a new way of life that would fit the terrestrial barbarians to take their place in the great community of the Galaxy. Their motives were beyond reproach. Their objectives were honourable. It was ...

Hunchback Missionary

Hunchback Missionary
  • Author : Elsa Joubert
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2014-09-01
  • Total pages : 304
  • ISBN : 1984880667
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Summary : At a prayer meeting on a cold Rotterdam night, the young clerk Aart Anthonij van der Lingen -- a pale, sickly, hunchbacked 'fish from the North' -- is held in the charismatic Reverend Johannes Kicherers thrall. Lured by Kicherers passion, he leaves his grey and loveless life to land at ...

The Garners of Shanghai

The Garners of Shanghai
  • Author : Cameo Archer
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2012-03-01
  • Total pages : 390
  • ISBN : 1984880667
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Summary : The Garner's of Shanghai: A Novel of American Missionaries in China,1901-1927Dotty Jo Chittum knew she had exotic grandparents. Their home in Upland, California, had a Chinese Moon gate in front, while inside the odors and treasures and photographs of missionary days in China spoke of a time she ...

Hinduism as a Missionary Religion

Hinduism as a Missionary Religion
  • Author : Arvind Sharma
  • Publisher : SUNY Press
  • Release Date : 2011-04-01
  • Total pages : 203
  • ISBN : 1984880667
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Summary : Reconsiders whether Hinduism can be considered a missionary religion. Is Hinduism a missionary religion? Merely posing this question is a novel and provocative act. Popular and scholarly perception, both ancient and modern, puts Hinduism in the nonmissionary category. In this intriguing book, Arvind Sharma reopens the question. Examining the historical ...

Daughters of India

Daughters of India
  • Author : Margaret Wilson,Ralph J. Crane
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Total pages : 192
  • ISBN : 1984880667
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Summary : Set in the Punjab in the early twentieth century, Margaret Wilson's Daughters of India focuses on the relationship between two American missionaries, Davida Baille and John Ramsey....

The Making of Mission Communities in East Africa

The Making of Mission Communities in East Africa
  • Author : Robert W. Strayer
  • Publisher : SUNY Press
  • Release Date : 1978-01-01
  • Total pages : 174
  • ISBN : 1984880667
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Summary : The Making of Mission Communities in East Africa calls into question a number of common assumptions about the encounter between European missionaries and African societies in colonial Kenya. The book explores the origins of those communities associated with the Anglican Church Missionary Society from 1875 to 1935, examines the development within them ...

The Gentle Revolutionaries

The Gentle Revolutionaries
  • Author : Don Lord
  • Publisher : WestBow Press
  • Release Date : 2013-10
  • Total pages : 352
  • ISBN : 1984880667
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Summary : The Gentle Revolutionaries is a novel based on the lives of two prominent American missionaries, Dan and Emelie Bradley, who became close friends with the famous monk, later King Mongkut. They arrived in Thailand (Siam) in 1835 and made significant contributions to Thailand's medical, social and intellectual history. Their diaries and ...

City of Tranquil Light

City of Tranquil Light
  • Author : Bo Caldwell
  • Publisher : Henry Holt and Company
  • Release Date : 2010-09-28
  • Total pages : 304
  • ISBN : 1984880667
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Summary : "What ardent, dazzling souls emerge from these American missionaries in China . . . A beautiful, searing book that leaves an indelible presence in the mind." —Patricia Hampl, author of The Florist's Daughter Will Kiehn is seemingly destined for life as a humble farmer in the Midwest when, having felt a call from ...

Eliza a Missionary Wife

Eliza  a Missionary Wife
  • Author : Kirsten Refsing
  • Publisher : Austin MacAuley Publishing
  • Release Date : 2018-04
  • Total pages : 322
  • ISBN : 1984880667
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Summary : In the 19th century, Britain sent out missionaries to help Christianise the world. They brought their wives with them, and in 1853, a boarding school for missionary children was built in London. Eliza was a missionary daughter who joined the school in 1855, aged seven. She was one of only two children ...

The Missionaries Son

The Missionaries  Son
  • Author : John Gess
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2016-10-11
  • Total pages : 262
  • ISBN : 1984880667
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Summary : Who is this Jacob Cahill? Yes, he is the son of American missionaries to China, Paul and Rachel Cahill, but he is so much more. Spirited out of his home village at the age of three by his godmother after the death of his parents, he is entrusted to her ...

Portofino

Portofino
  • Author : Frank Schaeffer
  • Publisher : Berkley
  • Release Date : 1996
  • Total pages : 292
  • ISBN : 1984880667
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Summary : Looking forward to a summer trip to Portofino, Italy, Calvin, the son of a dysfunctional missionary family, dreads his father's dark moods, his mother's efforts to convert others, and his sister's melodramatic ideas. Original....

Come My Beloved

Come  My Beloved
  • Author : Pearl S. Buck
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Release Date : 2013-05-21
  • Total pages : 309
  • ISBN : 1984880667
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Summary : The New York Times–bestselling, multigenerational family saga that reaches from America to India by the Nobel Prize–winning author of The Good Earth. Beginning in the 1890s, Come, My Beloved describes an American family’s involvement with India over four generations. Touched by the poverty he encounters in Bombay, ...