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The entire second season of the 1970s BBC sci-fi series. 'Redemption' sees Orac's prediction of the Liberator's destruction looking likely to be fulfilled when the ship's original owners arrive and take the rebels prisoner. In 'Shadow', Blake becomes involved with an interplanetary crime syndicate. 'Weapon' sees Blake and crew set out to steal a deadly 'delayed-effect' gun, which Servalan also wishes to possess. In 'Horizon', the Liberator heads for the edge of the Galaxy, only to be taken prisoner on the planet Horizon. 'Pressure Point' sees Blake attempting to destroy the Federation's control centre, only to walk into a trap set by Travis. In 'Trial', Travis is made a scapegoat by Servalan for their failure to capture Blake. 'Killer' sees Blake and his crew stumbling upon a derelict spaceship whilst on a mission to crack the Federation's new transmission code. The craft houses a deadly plague which could threaten the existence of the entire universe. In 'Hostage', Travis tries to trap Blake by kidnapping his cousin, Inga. 'Countdown' sees Blake and crew coming to the aid of the planet Albian, whose population are dying from radiation poisoning. In 'Voice from the Past', a telepathic signal forces Blake to reroute the Liberator to an asteroid where Travis lies in wait. Whilst 'Gambit' sees Blake, Cally and Jenna visit a gambling world to find the man who knows the location of the Federation's Star One. Avon and Villa, meanwhile, choose to take Orac on an illicit gambling spree. In 'The Keeper', Blake tries to obtain the key to Star One from a tribal chief on the planet Goth. However, Travis has beaten him to it. Finally, 'Star One' sees Blake at last launch his attack on the Federation's headquarters, unaware that an alien fleet is poised to invade.
The 1960's saw great changes in the West, and in Britain the ravages of the war were finally being put aside as everyone began to enjoy better lifestyles. But the social changes that the freedom offered, gave rise to protest and civil disobedience, especially within the student movement. By 1968, the government has become concerned that communism may be to blame, fearing that the violent demonstrations in Europe may come to Britain, and so calls on Polly Bottomley for advice. Mrs Bottomley, a retired MP, has unrivaled experience of Soviet conspiracies, having been involved on two occasions with their attempts both in Britain and Europe, to destabilize and overthrow democratically elected governments. Previously, their aim was to infiltrate government departments and so influence policy making. However on this occasion, her investigations uncover a different kind of conspiracy which will set her on a dangerous path, uncovering a plot to overthrow the government, but nothing at all to do with the Soviets or communism. Her life will be put in jeopardy as she uncovers something sinister and far reaching for the government. There is indeed a conspiracy, this time by a group of right wing politicians and businessmen, to overthrow the liberal minded socialist government, and set up a draconian alternative with a return to their old ways of discipline and order. The conspirators hope to use the events of Europe to convince the electorate that the government needs to be replaced because of it inactivity against what they say is alleged Soviet interference. But Mrs Bottomley can find no link between events in Europe or any Soviet interference in the student unrest in Britain. What she does discover is something far more sinister and a threat to our democratic way of life, something we had spent five years of war protecting. It is an attempt to overthrow the government, by creating artificial unrest and confusion. However, her investigations are complicated by an emotional and romantic attachment, which will become a distraction over which she has no control and will change her life forever. She becomes embroiled with someone who will surely cause her whole life to implode and wreck both her career and her marriage. She can do nothing to stop herself becoming involved with this elderly man who shows her a life she has never experienced and which she grasps and enjoys despite the obvious disastrous consequences that will surely occur. The conspirators threaten and bully her and her family with intimidation, abductions and attempts on her life. And she is brutally sexually assaulted by one of them who wants her for himself no matter the consequences. Ironically the man who becomes her passionate lover is befriended by her family and this only complicated matters further as Polly begins to have strong feelings for him. The Phoenix Project paints a vivid picture of how political ambition can be exploited for personal reasons and can spiral out of control. How the promise of absolute power can corrupt and destroy everything around it. The story goes on to show vividly and in detail how emotions can overtake logic and common sense and lead down a path of self destruction. How a respected member of society throws all caution to the wind and becomes embroiled in an intense sexual relationship with someone older than her Father but who she finds she cannot live without. Unfortunately, we cannot always have what we want. Fast paced gritty action and strong adult content make the authentic story line an exciting read. Could this really happen and how would the nation react to a conspiracy to overthrow our elected government? Could our democracy really survive if liberal attitudes became too much for many people who saw them as inappropriate and improper. And would this be enough to cause those in positions of authority to seize the opportunity to grab power before it was too late?
The 1960s saw great upheaval in the West, with social change giving rise to civil disobedience, no more so than in the student movement. By 1968 the government has become concerned that communism may be a factor and calls on Polly Bottomley for advice. Mrs Bottomley, a retired MP, has unrivalled experience of Soviet conspiracies, having been involved on two occasions with their attempts to conspire, both in Britain and in Europe. However, her life will be put in grave danger and an emotional and romantic attachment will become a distraction over which she has no control and will change her life forever. The Phoenix Project paints a vivid picture of how political ambition can be exploited for personal reasons and can soon spiral out of control.
The entire third season (remastered) of the 1970s BBC sci-fi series created by Terry Nation. In 'Aftermath', the crew abandon the Liberator in the wake of the Andromedan attack. Avon is rescued by Dayna and her fugitive father. 'Powerplay' sees Avon and Dayna battling for control of the Liberator with Federation officer Tarrant, while Cally and Villa are hostages in a sinister hospital. In 'Volcano', the crew of the Liberator, with Blake and Jenna now missing, arrive at the planet Obsidian. 'Dawn of the Gods' sees the crew at threat from a creature from Cally's legends. In 'The Harvest of Kairos', Servalan captures the Liberator and strands the crew on a deadly planet. 'City at the Edge of the World' sees Villa finding love and adventure 3000 light years from the crew. Unfortunately, he falls foul of Babyan the Butcher (Colin Baker) - the Federation's second most wanted man next to Blake. In 'Children of Auron', Cally is telepathically summoned to help her people, but is in fact walking into a trap set by Servalan. 'Rumours of Death' sees Avon seeking revenge on Bartholomew - the man who killed his one true love, Anna Grant. In 'Sarcophagus', Cally is taken over by a strange alien. 'Ultraworld' sees Dayna and Tarrant racing to save Cally and Avon's minds from the inhabitants of a gigantic computer planet. In 'Moloch', the crew follow Servalan to the planet Sardos, where they encounter the planet's supreme power - a computer creature from the future. 'Deathwatch' sees the crew discover a gladiator style spectator sport where one of the competitors is Tarrant's brother and the 'impartial' judge is Servalan. Finally, in 'Terminal', Avon receives some instructions to travel to the planet Terminal, and he believes them to be from the long-missing Blake. They are actually from the evil Servalan.
The leaves of this book are gleaned from the garden of Torah study, tended with loving care by the members of the Egalitarian Minyan of Rogers Park, in Chicago, Illinois. Come in, and you will find an anthology of divrei Torah delivered by various members of the Minyan over the past several years. The members come to the Torah from a wide variety of backgrounds, and their divrei Torah yield a broad range of insights, some scholarly, some strikingly original, some challenging, but all heartfelt. To read this book is to witness once again how our ancient Torah is eternally new as each member wrestles with its profound and sometimes difficult message. (Proceeds from the sale of this book will go to the tzedaka fund of the Egalitarian Minyan.)
This collection of essays presents an authoritative and penetrating comment on the use of the computer in teaching law. The authors have taught and developed instructional materials for many years; they are intimately familiar with the substance of the law, as well as with the teaching techniques that have proven successful. Among the subjects discussed are the development of law-related programmed workbooks, predecessors to computer-aided instruction (CAI); research findings and their implications for the design of law-related CAI exercises; advantages and limitations of CAI programs in law; and attempts to measure the effectiveness of CAI as a method of law instruction. The authors outline the process involved in writing and publishing computer-aided instruction in the field of law and describe current experiments through which several exercises in law are being cooperatively used via a computer network, EDUNET.
This collection of essays presents an authoritative and penetrating comment on the use of the computer in teaching law. The authors have taught and developed instructional materials for many years; they are intimately familiar with the substance of the law, as well as with the teaching techniques that have proven successful.
The aim of the present volume is to review the effects of human activity on physical environment processes, and this is justified not only as a complement to the approach taken by G. P. Marsh his volume Man and Nature (1864), but also as a sequel to the work produced since 1864, with contributions since the mid-nineteenth century to the study of t
This book introduces the basics of ecology, and the relationships between the biotic (living) and abiotic (non-living) components of the environment. It examines the need for planned use of the environment. The book is helpful for students of geography and environmental science.
This is the combined biography of two domestic servants, a mother and her daughter, each of whom worked for thirty years in the White House. In 1909, he mother was hired by President Taft, who was the first president ever to allow a Black person to enter the White House. She worked in the White House until 1939. Her daughter was hired by President Hoover in 1929 and she worked there until the final days of the Eisenhower Administration in 1959. This book should be required reading for every serious student of American history. The authors were eye witnesses to some of the great events of history and offer different prospectives from that found elsewhere. For example, we learn that when Calvin Coolidge announced in 1927 that he did not intend to run for re-election, he was playing hard-to-get. He believed that the people would insist that he accept a third term of office. He expected to be drafted. He actually wanted a third term in office. Coolidge was disappointed when Herbert Hoover was nominated as he disagreed with Hoover's ideas and policies. We learn that in the last year and a half of the presidency of President Woodrow Wilson, he had to be wheeled around the White House in a wheel chair and was often engaged in "sickbed rambling." When Franklin D. Roosevelt took office as president, he was an invalid, confined to a wheelchair. Few Americans knew this and elaborate means were devised to make it appear that Roosevelt was robust and healthy. Whenever he was to speak, railings were created beside where he was to be standing. This was done so that it would appear that FDR was walking, taking a few steps up to the speaker's podium, when in reality the handrails were holding him up andhe was dragging his feet a short distance to create the illusion that he was walking. Also, Roosevelt was dependent on his mother, Sara Delano, who had all the money and controlled his finances.
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