Through three tours in the jungle hell of Vietnam, he walked the point -- staying alert to trip wires, booby traps and punji pits, guiding his squad of amphibious fighters on missions of rescue, reconnaissance and demolition -- confronting a war's unique terrors head-on, unprotected . . . and unafraid.This is the story of a hero told from the heart and from the gut -- an authentic tour of duty with one of the most legendary commandoes of the Vietnam War.
The old town, now the best preserved “ghost town” in the Nation, is maintained in a “state of arrested decay” by the State of California, meaning it will never be restored to its once rough and tough condition of the 1870s, but it is prevented from further deterioration through a system of constant repair.
The public is encouraged to visit the old town, and this book is a compilation of stories, news items, historic information, and reports of its past, some true, some possibly true, and some probably outright lies by citizens of the past and “news reporters” who wrote for the many old newspapers that described life as it was lived in the years immediately following the Civil War.
Authors Jim Watson, photographer, and Doug Brodie, former newspaper reporter, have obtained items heretofore never explained nor described in writings about the old town. Their research has made this book a “one of a kind” publication.
Through this historical exploration of religious texts, Watson addresses a host of questions addressing religion, its origins, and its mutations. Religious Thoughts asks:• Why, in the beginning, were just three major religions formed? • Why were the minor religions—such as Protestant, Methodist, Baptist, and Presbyterian—started? • Did these religions coincide with or cause directly or indirectly major military conflicts? • How did religion become so diverse and corrupt? • Why and how did the manmade religions evolve?
Thoroughly researched, Religious Thoughts asks a wide range of thought-provoking questions and presents Watson’s opinions and concerns. It presents a historical time travel through centuries of religious changes, documenting the history of the Abrahamic religions.
The book goes on to make concrete recommendations, based on existing practise in the WTO dispute resolution procedure, which could enhance decision making in environmental cases heard by the WTO. The book argues that this could be achieved with straightforward amendments to the WTO, based on existing practices endorsed under the WTO for other policy considerations. The WTO and the Environment will be of particular interest to academics and students of International and Environmental law.