Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Controversial new books by Strand Publishing

Tragedy Of Deception’ by Humayun Niaz - ISBN 9781907340130

This is a true and first hand story of the last days of Taleban rule in Afghanistan as witnessed through the eyes of a neutral and ordinary person. This honest account brings out the true nature of things, as they occurred not withstanding what was reported in the press. The writer makes one amazing revelation after another recalling a series of credible events and makes use of contemporary photographic images in support of his claims. The irony of the story will be evident to most people after reading this account, although separating fact from fiction is never easy, and in the case of Afghanistan this is even more so.

Indeed Afghanistan is never far from the limelight, acting as a playground for another Great Game that has already started and has a long way to go. The last one was played out in the 19th Century, between the British and Russian Empires vying for supremacy in Central Asia - this time the players may be different but the ground is the same.

An eye opening and must read book for all those interested in recent global events which may change the course of history and have an impact on people all over the world; and those of us searching for common sense that is unfortunately not so very common nowadays!

The Assassins Code by Christopher Chance - ISBN 9781907340123

The main character Christopher ‘Arrow’ Arrowsmith joined Special Forces to see action. Unfortunately, he picked one of the worst moments of the Twentieth Century in which to see it. Middle East tensions are on the rise and Ireland is a time bomb waiting to explode. He is sucked into the secret world of undercover intelligence, and a terrible violence is preparing to rip the country he loves apart, feeding a frenzy of bloodlust that threatens the very survival of his nation’s way of life as unholy alliances are forged.

Journey with ‘Arrow’ as he finds friends in unlikely places and encounters enemies where he should be safe. Possessing a ‘licence to kill’ and with only his lethal skills to guide and protect him, he must cultivate friends in the strangest of places travelling across continents and oceans in his quest to remove the enemies of his Motherland. Adventure, subterfuge, suspense, eroticism, bloodletting and characters to die for: its all here, an engrossing page by page journey by an abrasive, new heroic Brit, initially manipulated by the shadowy chiefs of the British Secret Intelligence Service, but slips his noose in Afghanistan to become a hero to the Mujahideen, the IRA and the British Establishment simultaneously. Everyone who dies in this amazing book is real!

The author is ex Special Forces and expert in martial arts and weaponry with extensive experience in the field of undercover intelligence.

The Challenge Of Reality’ by Sultan Bashir Mahmood - ISBN 9781907340048

This book is a fine contribution to the Existence of God, providing evidence with the help of science and supported with coloured images throughout; essential reading for all those interested in the interface between science and belief and who should care about the future of our world.

Dr Sultan Bashir ud Din Mahmood is a controversial but distinguished Pakistani Scientist with an international reputation. He is known as one of the founders of the Pakistani Nuclear programme, which he and his team developed for the security of the country. In August 2001, he and one of his colleagues met with Osama bin Laden and his deputy Ayman al Zawahiri in Afghanistan. He has denied that he discussed nuclear weapons. Never the less this meeting and his declared sympathy for the Taliban led to his dismissal from the Pakistan Nuclear operations and to being labelled a terrorist by President George W Bush of the United States. He was arrested and, her alleges, tortured by the Pakistani and US Intelligence Agencies.

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Warwickshire Entrepreneur Becomes #1 Amazon Bestseller

Coventry Entrepreneur and businessman Sean McPheat out sold the likes of Sir Alan Sugar, Sir Richard Branson and Duncan Bannatyne with the launch of his new book which became an instant July #1 bestseller in Amazon.

Sean’s latest book “eselling® - How to use the internet for prospecting, personal branding, networking and for engaging the c-suite decision maker” rocketed up the ranks and beat all comers as business owners and sales professionals alike ordered the eagerly anticipated release.

Sean is regarded as a 'thought leader' within the sales and business improvement arena and is the founder of Coventry based, international training firm MTD Training who have trained over 40,000 staff worldwide.

“This book covers an alternative approach to prospecting and selling as most business owners don’t like making cold calls and the traditional methods of developing new business” added McPheat.

eselling® is due to kick start a new method of selling within the UK and Sean has already had speaking requests from around the world to spread the word including speaking engagements closer to home as well when he speaks at the coveted Institute Of Sales & Marketing conference at the Ricoh Arena in October.

Saturday, 9 July 2011

Review of The Stonehenge Enigma

It is an interesting book.

It is NOT a sensationalist book (despite the stupid illustration provided by the publisher to the press) the author is a qualified and practising archaeologist who has made a case for the theory that much of Britain at the time Stonehenge was built was covered in water (as a result of the impact of the Ice Age) he makes a reasonable case for this based on post hole evidence, plus other evidence found -and ignored or just not understood, in the main- by some archaeologists.

He believes that the people of the Stone Age were not the 'ignorant savages' as depicting in some history books, that they had reasonably high level of civilisation. (For which he has some evidence.) And that they were more mobile -by using boats- than might have been thought possible.

To anyone who wonders how it could be that a civilisation's influence could be so totally lost, he points out that within 200 years of the Romans leaving Britain, all of their building knowledge, etc., was lost and that it took a very long time for Britain to regain some of what Rome had. Central heating, for one thing.

There is evidence that they practised medicine and that an early use of part of Stonehenge was for medical treatments. He provides some evidence for this.

He also makes reference to Doggerland and points out that far from the tiny land bridge that some academics still seem to believe in, Britain was once part of mainland Europe, connected by the large landmass now called Doggerland.

It is an interesting book and worth buying. Even though the author should have employed someone to polish the text a little!

Monday, 4 July 2011

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