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Books with author Christopher Raschka

  • Unconventional Warfare 2.0: A Better Path to Regime Change in the Twenty First Century

    Christopher Rawley

    Paperback (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, April 25, 2014)
    Rogue regimes have extracted an inordinate amount of energy, blood, and treasure from the worldโ€™s militaries in the past century. Overthrowing these regimes is a major policy decision - fraught with peril and unknown downstream implications. The United States painfully re-learned these lessons following the invasion in Iraq and after deposing the Taliban in Afghanistan. Unconventional warfare (UW) is the flip side of counter-insurgency, in which external military elements enable surrogate guerrilla forces against an incumbent government. An updated concept for UW campaigns may offer a more palatable option for regime change in certain situations. Global instantaneous communications, social media, and the application of precision munitions from conventional forces have radically altered this age old method of warfare. Recent UW campaigns in Libya and Syria demonstrated the pros and cons of jump-starting a revolution and how non-state actors have made these already chaotic conflicts even more so. Unconventional Warfare 2.0 describes how demographic trends, rapid technological changes, and an adaptive enemy will drive new and innovative UW approaches. UW 2.0 has served as mandatory reading at Georgetown University's Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service Security Studies masters program and as an authorized reference for soldiers serving in the US Army's Special Operation Command and Canadian Special Operations Regiment.
  • R and R: A Story About Two Alphabets

    Christopher Raschke

    Paperback (Brethren Pr, Oct. 1, 1989)
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  • Beneath the Lake

    Christopher Ransom

    Paperback (Sphere, March 24, 2016)
    Thirty Years AgoOn a camping trip by a remote lake, the Mercer family enjoyed the vacation of a lifetime - until a violent tragedy forced them to make a decision that would haunt them for ever. This SummerWhen the younger Mercers learn their father is dying, the family reunites at the lake, seeking a second chance to put their lives back together. But something is waiting . . . Four Days of HellAlso arriving at the lake are estranged son Raymond Mercer and an alluring stranger, Megan, both ignorant of the family's secrets. Within hours, they are all trapped in a relentless nightmare and fighting for their lives.Some places are better left. Some secrets are better forgotten. Some people are better dead.
  • Waffle

    Chris Raschka

    Hardcover (Atheneum/Richard Jackson Books, May 1, 2001)
    Waffle, a child who is always worried, watchful, and waiting to fly, finds a way to overcome his fears and just wing it. By the creator of the Caldecott Honor Book, Yo! Yes? 15,000 first printing.
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  • Simple Gifts: A Shaker Hymn

    Chris Raschka

    Paperback (Henry Holt and Co. (BYR), Sept. 15, 2001)
    Simple Gifts is one of the very few hymns that all Americans treasure. In churches, at graduation and wedding ceremonies, on concert and ballet stages, and especially in homes and schools, it is a perennial favorite. Now the acclaimed and ever-innovative artist Chris Raschka has transformed this treasured Shaker hymn into a lavish picture book. In Raschka's hands an irresistible cat, the bluebird of happiness, a sweet rabbit, a calm turtle, and the flowers that bloom, bend, and bow, all "Come 'round right."
  • Beneath the Lake

    Christopher Ransom

    eBook (Sphere, Jan. 14, 2015)
    Thirty Years AgoOn a camping trip by a remote lake, the Mercer family enjoyed the vacation of a lifetime - until a violent tragedy forced them to make a decision that would haunt them for ever. This SummerWhen the younger Mercers learn their father is dying, the family reunites at the lake, seeking a second chance to put their lives back together. But something is waiting . . . Four Days of HellAlso arriving at the lake are estranged son Raymond Mercer and an alluring stranger, Megan, both ignorant of the family's secrets. Within hours, they are all trapped in a relentless nightmare and fighting for their lives.Some places are better left. Some secrets are better forgotten. Some people are better dead.
  • Praise The Silence

    Christopher Rae

    language (Greenwich Press, March 1, 2015)
    Adam Tennant sees dead people. The theft of a mysterious book and a meeting with shade Coldboy draws him into a strange and dangerous world, quite similar to 18th century London in many ways, populated by a number of intriguing characters including Investigator of the Incorporeal Mrs Arabella Peck, Historian Professor Meckl, and Titus Grimes, Supreme Apostle of the sinister Hesslerites.Adam will discover he is more than he thought, and will find his destiny inexorably linked to the fate of the Revenant Michael in the dramatic struggle to prevent the Rule of Silence from conquering England.
  • Doggy Dog Picture Book

    Chris Raschka

    Hardcover (Hyperion, July 1, 2000)
    Simple words and illustrations detail some of the things that Doggy Dog is not, including a cat, a lampshade, and a potato.
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  • Yo! Yes?

    Chris Raschka

    Paperback (Scholastic Paperbacks, Sept. 1, 1998)
    Chris Raschka's Caldecott Honor classic is a simple yet dramatic story about friendship. Available for the first time in a Scholastic Bookshelf paperback version."An effective, unusual 34-word story of the beginnings of a friendship, accompanied by wild and wonderful illustrations. Against pastel backgrounds, in vibrant, colorful images, an African-American boy and a white boy meet on the street. [Their] one- and two-word exchanges on each spread lead to a tentative offer of friendship, sealed as both boys jump high in the air and yell "Yow!" With a beautifully balanced, economical style, the book illumines the peaks and pitfalls of getting acquainted, and puts in a good word for brotherhood as well." --School Library Journal, starred review
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  • Elizabeth Imagined an Iceberg

    Chris Raschka

    Hardcover (Orchard Books, March 1, 1994)
    Elizabeth befriends the iceberg she sees in her mind's eye and when she is swept into a frightening dance with Madam Uff Da, self-proclaimed Queen of Bombay, she imagines what her iceberg might do and finds the courage to escape.
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  • Charlie Parker Played Be Bop

    C Raschka, Chris Raschka

    Hardcover (Scholastic, Sept. 1, 1992)
    Introduces the famous saxophonist and his style of jazz known as bebop
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  • Mama Baby

    Chris Raschka

    Hardcover (Candlewick, March 17, 2020)
    From Caldecott Medalist Chris Raschka comes a sweet, simple picture book dialogue between a mother and baby, for the youngest of children.Mama and Baby clap and play hide-and-seek and pat-a-cake. Mama and Baby . . . Mama? Where did Mama go? In a series of spreads, simple, bold illustrations show a mother on one side and a baby on the other, interacting in universally familiar ways โ€” until Mama dips out briefly, then returns to her crying child to offer comfort again. With his usual flair, the redoubtable Chris Raschka offers a reassuring moment that will resonate with mamas and babies everywhere.
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