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Summary: Jackspeak is a comprehensive reference guide to the humorous and colourful slang of the Senior Service, explaining in layman's termsthe otherwise cryptic e

  • Author : N.a
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 1472834143
  • Genre: History
  • Number of Pages: 544
  • Language: English
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Description: Jackspeak is a comprehensive reference guide to the humorous and colourful slang of the Senior Service, explaining in layman's termsthe otherwise cryptic everyday language of the Royal Navy, the Royal Marines and the Fleet Air Arm. Featuring more than 4,000 alphabetical entries, it was compiled by an ex-RM surgeon who spent 24 years in theservice. With useful cross-references and examples of common usagethroughout, along with excellent illustrations by Tugg, the cartoonistfrom service newspaper Navy News, it is the essential book forcurrent and ex-Navy personnel and their families, or anyone interested in the modern armed forces. Conway is proud to present a revised and updated edition of this classic volume, which is already acknowledged as the standard reference for every Jack, Jenny and Royal joining the Andrew, or for any civvy who wants a real insight into the unique culture of the Navy.


Pdf ebook: Jackspeak of the Royal Canadian Navy

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Summary: From aback to ZizEX, the second edition of Jackspeak of the Royal Canadian Navy gives readers a chance to fill their boots with the colourful language of C

  • Author : Mark Nelson
  • Publisher: Dundurn
  • ISBN: 145974280X
  • Genre: History
  • Number of Pages: 184
  • Language: English
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Description: From aback to ZizEX, the second edition of Jackspeak of the Royal Canadian Navy gives readers a chance to fill their boots with the colourful language of Canada’s senior service.


Pdf ebook: Lord of the Flies

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Summary: This dystopian classic is 'exciting, relevant and thought-provoking' (Stephen King). When a group of schoolboys are stranded on a desert island, what could

  • Author : William Golding
  • Publisher: Faber & Faber
  • ISBN: 0571267386
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 176
  • Language: English
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Pdf ebook: A Dictionary of Naval Slang

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Summary: For centuries the sailors of the Royal Navy have been famous for their colourful language. Trapped aboard leaky ships and creaking vessels for months, some

  • Author : Gerald O'Driscoll
  • Publisher: Swift Press
  • ISBN: 1800750730
  • Genre: Humor
  • Number of Pages: 224
  • Language: English
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Description: For centuries the sailors of the Royal Navy have been famous for their colourful language. Trapped aboard leaky ships and creaking vessels for months, sometimes years, on end, the crews developed a peculiar language all of their own. Veteran sailor Gerald O’Driscoll celebrated the Royal Navy's heydey and preserved its unique language in this hilarious and fascinating collection. Taking the reader from 'Acting green' all the way to 'Water-rat', A Dictionary of Naval Slang is a treasury of naval argot, jargon, lingo and cant, and a window on the lost world of living on the high seas. First published in 1943, this modern gift edition comes with a foreword by author and former Royal Navy submariner Richard Humphreys. Clampy - Nickname for the owner of very large feet. Gutzkrieg - A pain in the stomach. Rum- fiend - As the term implies, a man who is a glutton for rum. Scaly-back - A veteran; one who has been too long in the navy. Tin-eye - Nickname given to anyone who sports a monocle. Wall-flower - Scathing reference to any ship which remains moored to a dockyard wall for a long period.


Pdf ebook: Oakville's Flower

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Summary: A detailed look at a Canadian World War II corvette HMCS Oakville and its legacy. Corvettes, humble heroes of the war in the Atlantic, played a pivotal rol

  • Author : Sean E. Livingston
  • Publisher: Dundurn
  • ISBN: 1459728424
  • Genre: History
  • Number of Pages: 144
  • Language: English
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Description: A detailed look at a Canadian World War II corvette HMCS Oakville and its legacy. Corvettes, humble heroes of the war in the Atlantic, played a pivotal role for the Royal Canadian Navy. Both at sea and to the people of its namesake town, Oakville was one of those heroes.


Pdf ebook: Tracing Your Naval Ancestors

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Summary: This concise guide to naval history and naval records is essential reading and reference for anyone researching the fascinating story of Britains navy and

  • Author : Simon Fowler
  • Publisher: Casemate Publishers
  • ISBN: 1844686523
  • Genre: Reference
  • Number of Pages: 208
  • Language: English
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Description: This concise guide to naval history and naval records is essential reading and reference for anyone researching the fascinating story of Britains navy and the men and women who served in it. Whether you are interested in the career of an individual seaman, finding out about a medal winner or just want to know more about a particular ship, campaign or operation, this book will point you in the right direction. Simon Fowler assumes the reader has little prior knowledge of the navy and its history. His book shows you how to trace an officer, petty officer or rating from the seventeenth century up to the 1960s using records at the National Archives and elsewhere. The book also covers the specialist and auxiliary services associated with the navy among them the Royal Marines, the Fleet Air Arm, the naval dockyards, the WRNS and the Fleet Auxiliary. In each section he explains which records survive, where they can be found and how they can be used for research. He also recommends resources available online as well as books and memoirs. His handbook is a valuable research tool for anyone who is keen to find out about the career of an ancestor who served in the Royal Navy or was connected with it.


Pdf ebook: The Four Winds

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Summary: From the number-one bestselling author of The Nightingale and The Great Alone comes a powerful American epic about love and heroism and hope, set during th

  • Author : Kristin Hannah
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • ISBN: 1250178622
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 320
  • Language: English
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Description: From the number-one bestselling author of The Nightingale and The Great Alone comes a powerful American epic about love and heroism and hope, set during the Great Depression, a time when the country was in crisis and at war with itself, when millions were out of work and even the land seemed to have turned against them. “My land tells its story if you listen. The story of our family.” Texas, 1921. A time of abundance. The Great War is over, the bounty of the land is plentiful, and America is on the brink of a new and optimistic era. But for Elsa Wolcott, deemed too old to marry in a time when marriage is a woman’s only option, the future seems bleak. Until the night she meets Rafe Martinelli and decides to change the direction of her life. With her reputation in ruin, there is only one respectable choice: marriage to a man she barely knows. By 1934, the world has changed; millions are out of work and drought has devastated the Great Plains. Farmers are fighting to keep their land and their livelihoods as crops fail and water dries up and the earth cracks open. Dust storms roll relentlessly across the plains. Everything on the Martinelli farm is dying, including Elsa’s tenuous marriage; each day is a desperate battle against nature and a fight to keep her children alive. In this uncertain and perilous time, Elsa—like so many of her neighbors—must make an agonizing choice: fight for the land she loves or leave it behind and go west, to California, in search of a better life for her family. The Four Winds is a rich, sweeping novel that stunningly brings to life the Great Depression and the people who lived through it—the harsh realities that divided us as a nation and the enduring battle between the haves and the have-nots. A testament to hope, resilience, and the strength of the human spirit to survive adversity, The Four Winds is an indelible portrait of America and the American dream, as seen through the eyes of one indomitable woman whose courage and sacrifice will come to define a generation.


Pdf ebook: The Royal Navy Officer's Pocket-Book

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Summary: ""The art of command is...to be the complete master, and yet the complete friend of every man on board; the temporal lord and yet the spiritual brother of

  • Author : Brian Lavery
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 1472834100
  • Genre: History
  • Number of Pages: 144
  • Language: English
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Description: ""The art of command is...to be the complete master, and yet the complete friend of every man on board; the temporal lord and yet the spiritual brother of every rating; to be detached and yet not dissociated.' A Seaman's Pocket-Book, 1943', has found huge appeal with the British public. Presented in the same format, the Officer's Handbook gathers together useful advice and instruction for those naval officers fighting the Second World War on all aspects of their job, expressed in the benevolent language of the day, when authority was respected. The Handbook has been compiled and edited by Brian Lavery, who provides commentary and an introduction. Sections include: the Officer's Aid Memoire containing notes of the training course at one of the officer training schools; Notes for medical officers and treatment of battle casualties afloat; Notes for captains on taking command of their first ship; Notes for commanding officers; Notes on the handling and safety of ships and notes on dealing with disobedience and mutiny. While suffused with nostalgia and charm, the various contents of this book are an authentic presentation of matters of training, authority and deportment in the wartime navy. The book is sure to appeal not only to those who served in the war or had a relative who was in the officer class, but also to anyone who wants to gain a greater understanding of the day-to-day administration of the wartime navy.


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Summary: Infantry, combat engineer, armour, and psychological operations: Seven soldiers represent the breadth of Canada’s longest, most complicated and challengi

  • Author : T. Robert Fowler
  • Publisher: Dundurn
  • ISBN: 145973517X
  • Genre: History
  • Number of Pages: 272
  • Language: English
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Description: Infantry, combat engineer, armour, and psychological operations: Seven soldiers represent the breadth of Canada’s longest, most complicated and challenging operation in Kandahar Province.


Pdf ebook: The Shining

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Summary: #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Before Doctor Sleep, there was The Shining, a classic of modern American horror from the undisputed master, Stephen King.

  • Author : Stephen King
  • Publisher: Anchor
  • ISBN: 0385528868
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 464
  • Language: English
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Description: #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Before Doctor Sleep, there was The Shining, a classic of modern American horror from the undisputed master, Stephen King. Jack Torrance’s new job at the Overlook Hotel is the perfect chance for a fresh start. As the off-season caretaker at the atmospheric old hotel, he’ll have plenty of time to spend reconnecting with his family and working on his writing. But as the harsh winter weather sets in, the idyllic location feels ever more remote . . . and more sinister. And the only one to notice the strange and terrible forces gathering around the Overlook is Danny Torrance, a uniquely gifted five-year-old.


Pdf ebook: Vain Glorious

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Summary: "My life is a constant battle between vanity and laziness. This book has brokered the perfect peace deal!" - Graham Norton Should I tint my eyebrows? How c

  • Author : Jeremy Langmead
  • Publisher: Short Books
  • ISBN: 1780724799
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Number of Pages: 224
  • Language: English
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Description: "My life is a constant battle between vanity and laziness. This book has brokered the perfect peace deal!" - Graham Norton Should I tint my eyebrows? How can I get a squarer jawline? Which style of trouser would make my legs look longer? Leading lifestyle columnist and magazine editor, Jeremy Langmead, has men constantly asking him for answers to these questions and more. In Vain Glorious he teams up with Harley Street aesthetic doctor David Jack to lift the lid on all the anti-ageing and beauty secrets now available for men, from Botox to hair thickening treatments. Dr Jack provides the medical expertise, whilst Jeremy test-drives the procedures and products on offer sharing often hilarious snapshots of his own hit-and-miss journey of rejuvenation. Langmead also shares sartorial tricks and insider tips from his time editing Esquire and running mrporter.com. Sometimes all it takes is a tweak here and there to get maximum results with minimum effort. This is a witty, informative walk through the trends and insecurities that shape how men dress, look and see themselves - peppered with honest and practical advice for all those who have woken up to the fact that taking care of themselves is no longer taboo. Vain Glorious is a guide to help men feel comfortable in their own skin.


Pdf ebook: White Noise

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Summary: A brilliant satire of mass culture and the numbing effects of technology, White Noise tells the story of Jack Gladney, a teacher of Hitler studies at a lib

  • Author : Don DeLillo
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1440674477
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 336
  • Language: English
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Description: A brilliant satire of mass culture and the numbing effects of technology, White Noise tells the story of Jack Gladney, a teacher of Hitler studies at a liberal arts college in Middle America. Jack and his fourth wife, Babette, bound by their love, fear of death, and four ultramodern offspring, navigate the rocky passages of family life to the background babble of brand-name consumerism. Then a lethal black chemical cloud, unleashed by an industrial accident, floats over there lives, an "airborne toxic event" that is a more urgent and visible version of the white noise engulfing the Gladneys—the radio transmissions, sirens, microwaves, and TV murmurings that constitute the music of American magic and dread.


Pdf ebook: Moon Northern California Hiking

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Summary: Pack a lunch, lace up your boots, and head out to discover the best hiking trails in NorCal with Moon Northern California Hiking. A Hike for Everyone: Pick

  • Author : Tom Stienstra,Ann Marie Brown
  • Publisher: Moon Travel
  • ISBN: 1640499024
  • Genre: Travel
  • Number of Pages: 648
  • Language: English
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Description: Pack a lunch, lace up your boots, and head out to discover the best hiking trails in NorCal with Moon Northern California Hiking. A Hike for Everyone: Pick the right hike for you, from breathtaking coastal walks to challenging backcountry treks, with options ranging from easy day hikes to multi-day backpacking trips Best Hikes Lists: Choose from strategic lists like the best hikes for majestic redwoods, bird-watching, refreshing swimming holes, wheelchair accessibility and more Essential Planning Details: Each hike is marked with round-trip distance and hiking time and rated for scenic beauty and trail difficulty Maps and Directions: Find easy-to-use maps, driving directions to each trailhead, and details on where to park Skip the Crowds: Have the trail to yourself with Moon Northern California Hiking's many off-the-radar hikes Expert Advice: Seasoned hikers Tom Stienstra and Ann Marie Brown offer their experienced insight and honest opinions on each trail Tips and Tools: Advice on gear, first aid, ethical hiking, and camping permits, plus background information on climate, landscape, and wildlife Whether you're a veteran or a first-time hiker, Moon's comprehensive coverage and honest expertise will have you gearing up for your next adventure. Exploring more of the Golden State? Try Moon California Hiking. Hitting the road? Check out Moon California Road Trip.


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  • Author : Tom Stienstra,Ann Marie Brown
  • Publisher: Moon Travel
  • ISBN: 1640498966
  • Genre: Travel
  • Number of Pages: 816
  • Language: English
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Description: Pack a lunch, lace up your boots, and head out to discover the best hiking trails in the Golden State with Moon California Hiking. A Hike for Everyone: Pick the right hike for you, from breathtaking coastal walks to challenging backcountry treks, with options ranging from easy day hikes to multi-day backpacking trips Best Hikes Lists: Choose from strategic lists of the best hikes for kids, bird-watching, redwoods, vivid fall colors, waterfalls, wheelchair-accessibility, and more Essential Planning Details: Each hike is marked with round-trip distance and estimated hiking time, as well as rated for scenic beauty and trail difficulty Maps and Directions: Find easy-to-use maps, driving directions to each trailhead, and details on where to park Skip the Crowds: Have the trail to yourself with recommended off-the-radar hikes Expert Advice: Seasoned hikers Tom Stienstra and Ann Marie Brown offer their trusted insight and honest opinions on each trail Tips and Tools: Advice on gear, first aid, camping permits, and ethical hiking, plus background information on climate, landscape, and wildlife Whether you're a veteran or a first-time hiker, Moon's comprehensive coverage and honest expertise will have you gearing up for your next adventure. Exploring more of the Golden State? Try Moon California Camping. Hitting the road? Check out Moon California Road Trip.


Pdf ebook: Even in Our Darkness

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Summary: "Unmasked, unsettling, and unforgettable . . . this will change the landscape of your soul." —Ann Voskamp "Filled with the raw pain, beauty, mystery, and

  • Author : Jack S. Deere
  • Publisher: Zondervan
  • ISBN: 0310538157
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Number of Pages: 288
  • Language: English
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Description: "Unmasked, unsettling, and unforgettable . . . this will change the landscape of your soul." —Ann Voskamp "Filled with the raw pain, beauty, mystery, and grace that our hearts were meant for." —Matt Chandler Prepare yourself for an unvarnished look at the Christian life, told now for the first time. A powerful memoir of finding beauty and friendship through the pain of loss, tragedy, and brokenness, Even in Our Darkness explores what it means to know God and be known by him. Jack Deere tells the true story of his life growing up near Fort Worth, Texas in the 1950’s and the disintegration of his family following his father’s suicide. In his mid-twenties, Jack would rise to fame and success as a leading scholar, popular speaker, and bestselling author. But despite being rescued and exalted, Jack would ultimately be crushed in the years that followed. He would lose his son to suicide and his wife to alcoholism. Only then would Jack wrestle with his own addictions, surrender control, and experience true healing. An authentic story of the Christian life, Even in Our Darkness will serve as your own guide in overcoming life’s disappointments and learning to hear God speak in unbelievable ways. "Jack Deere speaks on a vulnerable, raw, and honest level about his own narrative and the darkness he has encountered, both around him and within his own soul. He ultimately points the reader to the God who is always there and who always sustains." —Dr. John Townsend "Written beautifully and harrowingly—and so grippingly that you won’t want to stop reading—this story is everyone’s story." —Eric Metaxas "Raw, gritty, and transparent, Jack’s writing rings with effervescent joy and searing pain. I read the last seventy-five pages with my heart in my throat and tears in my eyes. If I could, I’d send every person reading this a copy myself. It’s that good. —Lynn Vincent


Pdf ebook: The Canadian Honours System

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Summary: This updated, full-colour illustrated book recounts the history of Canada’s various national orders, decorations, and medals. This expanded and updated e

  • Author : Christopher McCreery
  • Publisher: Dundurn
  • ISBN: 1459724178
  • Genre: History
  • Number of Pages: 712
  • Language: English
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Description: This updated, full-colour illustrated book recounts the history of Canada’s various national orders, decorations, and medals. This expanded and updated edition of The Canadian Honours System surveys the history of Canada’s various orders, decorations, and medals, from New France’s Croix de St. Louis, Britain’s the Order of the Bath, to modern Canadian honours such as the Sacrifice Medal and recently created Polar Medal. Since the establishment of the Order of Canada in 1967, the Canadian honours system has grown to become one of the most comprehensive in the world — with more than 300,000 Canadians having been rewarded over the past fifty years. Each honour in the modern Canadian honours system, and its precursor, the British imperial honours system, is examined here in detail, including historical background, design, and criteria for bestowal. With special chapters on heraldry, protocol, and the proper mounting and wearing of medals, The Canadian Honours System is an essential reference for anyone interested in Canadian honours.


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Summary: For 1930s Britain, the Queen Mary was a symbol of hope. Cunard had abandoned construction on what they had planned to be the grandest liner of all time (th

  • Author : David Ellery
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 1472993136
  • Genre: History
  • Number of Pages: 144
  • Language: English
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Description: For 1930s Britain, the Queen Mary was a symbol of hope. Cunard had abandoned construction on what they had planned to be the grandest liner of all time (then known simply as Job 534) in the depths of the Depression. Her half-finished hull sat on the Clyde for years, but when Cunard announced they were going to complete her, it was a sign, perhaps, that the darkest days were over, that the country was emerging from economic disaster and that Britannia would soon rule the waves once again. The Queen Mary would go on to be one of the most famous ships in the world for all the right reasons. The first British ship to be over 1,000 feet in length, launched by her namesake (and for which the Clyde had to be artificially widened to allow such a large ship to pass through), she won the Blue Riband (the record for fastest Atlantic crossing) not once by twice – and when she won it the second time in 1938 she held it until 1952. After wartime service carrying up to 16,000 US troops to Europe at a time, she finally retired to Long Beach, California, in 1967. There she remains, a perfectly preserved reminder of a bygone era, and a celebration of the golden age of the transatlantic liner. In this book David Ellery, maritime historian, TV presenter and documentary maker, answers all the questions you might have about this glorious ship – and ones you might never have thought to ask too. This unique, accessible approach gives a fantastic introduction to the ship to anyone curious about her, but is also very detailed and comprehensive, covering everything from the ship's design, construction, engineering and interior fittings to her naming, wartime service and more. Packed with archival photographs and other original material, this is a fascinating and illuminating guide to the Queen Mary, looking beneath the sheen of her appointments to explore how her fame is well deserved.


Pdf ebook: Under Pressure

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Summary: This is the world of the submariner. This is life under pressure. What’s it like to spend three months without sunlight, sharing what little space you ha

  • Author : Richard Humphreys
  • Publisher: Harlequin
  • ISBN: 1488051178
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Number of Pages: 267
  • Language: English
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Description: This is the world of the submariner. This is life under pressure. What’s it like to spend three months without sunlight, sharing what little space you have with over a hundred fellow crewmen and more firepower than all the bombs dropped in World War II combined? This is the world of the submariner. This is life under pressure. As a restless and adventurous eighteen-year-old, Richard Humphreys joined the Royal Navy submarine service. For five years during the Cold War, he served on the nuclear sub HMS Resolution. Nothing could have prepared him for life beneath the waves. He existed in a world without natural light, surrounded by 140 other men, all eating the same food, breathing the same air, smelling the same putrid smells and surviving together in some of the most forbidding conditions imaginable. Based on Humphreys’ firsthand experience, Under Pressure is the candid, visceral and incredibly entertaining account of what it’s like to live, work, sleep and eat—and stay sane—in one of the most extreme man-made environments on the planet.


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Summary: The first book by a westerner who built a company in China from scratch The emergence of China as a world economic power is one of the biggest stories of o

  • Author : Jack Perkowski
  • Publisher: Currency
  • ISBN: 0307409848
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Number of Pages: 336
  • Language: English
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Description: The first book by a westerner who built a company in China from scratch The emergence of China as a world economic power is one of the biggest stories of our time. Every business that intends to be an important part of the fast-changing global economy needs to know how to play the game in China. Who better to be your guide than Jack Perkowski, the pioneer who went to China in the early 1990s. Equipped with just a concept, he built a company step-by-step from the ground up–ASIMCO Technologies–that became a major player in China’s fast-growing automotive business. Perkowski’s story is as rich, involving, and improbable as those of nineteenth-century titans such as Rockefeller and Carnegie or of twentieth-century ones like Michael Dell and Bill Gates, but with one obvious difference: They and others built their companies when America was emerging or dominant. Perkowski built his at the dawn of the Chinese century. Perkowski’s insights about the challenges and potential of western involvement in today’s great Chinese expansion–gained on the ground in China itself over the past fifteen years–are of inestimable value and relevance to us all. For instance: • The good news about China: Everything is possible. The bad news: Nothing is easy. • To build a business in China, you must develop a local management team–avoiding both former bureaucrats of the state-run enterprises and the country’s new breed of wildcat entrepreneurs. • You must learn the real reason why China is able to produce goods so cheaply. • Forget your notions about the Chinese economy being rigidly controlled by Beijing–it is, in fact, highly decentralized and locally driven. As the Chinese say, “The mountains are high and the emperor is far away.” Perkowski tells his story with clarity, lots of humor, and a gripping sense of adventure. He takes us along on his own version of the Long March, when he visited two factories a day for nine months, hitting every province, going through endless rounds of dinners and the inevitable drinking games, and eating what seemed like every part of every animal. He vividly describes what it’s like to be a westerner living and working in China and the dramatic transformation he’s seen in the country, from a place left behind by the modern world to a place where a new world is being born. Filled with hard-nosed lessons for anyone with ambitions of breaking into the Chinese market, and a rich source of practical wisdom about the realities of China today, Managing the Dragon answers the questions people ask Perkowski most often about his unique experience, as well as those they never think of asking–but should.


Pdf ebook: Visual Language for Designers

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Summary: Within every picture is a hidden language that conveys a message, whether it is intended or not. This language is based on the ways people perceive and pro

  • Author : Connie Malamed
  • Publisher: Rockport Publishers
  • ISBN: 1616736194
  • Genre: Design
  • Number of Pages: 240
  • Language: English
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Description: Within every picture is a hidden language that conveys a message, whether it is intended or not. This language is based on the ways people perceive and process visual information. By understanding visual language as the interface between a graphic and a viewer, designers and illustrators can learn to inform with accuracy and power. In a time of unprecedented competition for audience attention and with an increasing demand for complex graphics, Visual Language for Designers explains how to achieve quick and effective communications. This book presents ways to design for the strengths of our innate mental capacities and to compensate for our cognitive limitations. Visual Language for Designers includes: —How to organize graphics for quick perception —How to direct the eyes to essential information —How to use visual shorthand for efficient communication —How to make abstract ideas concrete —How to best express visual complexity —How to charge a graphic with energy and emotion


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Summary: The Importance of Being Earnest, A Trivial Comedy for Serious People is a play by Oscar Wilde. First performed on 14 February 1895 at St. James's Theatre i

  • Author : Oscar Wilde
  • Publisher: "Издательство ""Проспект"""
  • ISBN: 5392032192
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 50
  • Language: English
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Description: The Importance of Being Earnest, A Trivial Comedy for Serious People is a play by Oscar Wilde. First performed on 14 February 1895 at St. James's Theatre in London, it is a farcical comedy in which the protagonists maintain fictitious personae in order to escape burdensome social obligations. Working within the social conventions of late Victorian London, the play's major themes are the triviality with which it treats institutions as serious as marriage, and the resulting satire of Victorian ways. Contemporary reviews all praised the play's humour, though some were cautious about its explicit lack of social messages, while others foresaw the modern consensus that it was the culmination of Wilde's artistic career so far. Its high farce and witty dialogue have helped make The Importance of Being Earnest Wilde's most enduringly popular play.


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Summary: Four years ago the Second Sea Lord of the Royal Navy asked Andrew St George to spend time with every level of the Navy staff, from junior sailors in the en

  • Author : Andrew St George
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 1409051692
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Number of Pages: 160
  • Language: English
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Description: Four years ago the Second Sea Lord of the Royal Navy asked Andrew St George to spend time with every level of the Navy staff, from junior sailors in the engine room of an aircraft carrier, to handlers of landing craft, through to Royal Marines, ships’ commanders, and Royal Navy staff right up to Navy Board and Cabinet level, with the aim of creating a book which distils the leadership culture of perhaps the most highly respected and efficient organization in the world. This book charts that journey – representing the largest piece of research on Royal Navy leadership ever done – and it is the current state of the art leadership framework for the Navy. St George writes about how to plan and execute, how to exercise judgment and how to motivate people. Everything in the book is here because it works, tested over thousands of hours of hard training, rigorous assessment and absolute measurement. The book’s messages are deceptively simple. In order to succeed we must have: the clarity of intent; the strategy; the resources; a contingency plan; an emotional investment. These tenets stand in all walks of business and personal life. The Royal Navy’s way of getting things done depends on soft skills, high emotional intelligence and an understanding of how people work in small teams.This book (15,000 copies) will be issued to every Royal Navy officer and Senior Rate (middle manager) in the Service. The book’s insights are profound and their applications are wide-ranging: for industry, for finance, for professional services, for commerce, for academia and for the public sector these methods of planning, executing and inspiring make a tried, tested and effective way of leadership.


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  • Author : Linda Mullally,Dave Mulally
  • Publisher: The Mountaineers Books
  • ISBN: 1594852456
  • Genre: Sports & Recreation
  • Number of Pages: 240
  • Language: English
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Description: CLICK HERE to download a free hike from Best Hikes with Dogs Central California * Guidebook to 55 dog-friendly hikes in California's Central Coast, Carmel Valley, Big Sur, and the Sierra Nevada * Tips on trail etiquette, trip preparations, finding appropriate routes for your dog, reducing environmental impacts, and more * Most up-to-date info on leash laws and regulations Central California has it all -- gorgeous coastal parkland, mountainous wilderness areas, and everything in between. Hiking with your dog in Central California has never been easier for residents and visitors alike. This guide includes dog-friendly trails between Santa Cruz and San Luis Obispo, stretching across the Central Valley eastward to Lee Vining and southward to Lone Pine. These trails are not only legal for canine hikers, but also welcoming and safe. Additionally, this guide presents information on hiking responsibly with your dog: what to do when you encounter other hikers, tips on minimizing negative impacts, and skills for preparing your dog for a hike in the varied terrain of Central California.


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Summary: Kidnapped as a teenage girl, Ma has been locked inside a purpose built room in her captor's garden for seven years. Her five year old son, Jack, has no con

  • Author : Emma Donoghue
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 178682177X
  • Genre: Drama
  • Number of Pages: 96
  • Language: English
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Description: Kidnapped as a teenage girl, Ma has been locked inside a purpose built room in her captor's garden for seven years. Her five year old son, Jack, has no concept of the world outside and happily exists inside Room with the help of Ma's games and his vivid imagination where objects like Rug, Lamp and TV are his only friends. But for Ma the time has come to escape and face their biggest challenge to date: the world outside Room.


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Summary: #1 New York Times Bestseller Oprah's Book Club Selection The “extraordinary . . . monumental masterpiece” (Booklist) that changed the course of Ken Fol

  • Author : Ken Follett
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1101442190
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 1008
  • Language: English
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Description: #1 New York Times Bestseller Oprah's Book Club Selection The “extraordinary . . . monumental masterpiece” (Booklist) that changed the course of Ken Follett’s already phenomenal career—and begins where its prequel, The Evening and the Morning, ended. “Follett risks all and comes out a clear winner,” extolled Publishers Weekly on the release of The Pillars of the Earth. A departure for the bestselling thriller writer, the historical epic stunned readers and critics alike with its ambitious scope and gripping humanity. Today, it stands as a testament to Follett’s unassailable command of the written word and to his universal appeal. The Pillars of the Earth tells the story of Philip, prior of Kingsbridge, a devout and resourceful monk driven to build the greatest Gothic cathedral the world has known . . . of Tom, the mason who becomes his architect—a man divided in his soul . . . of the beautiful, elusive Lady Aliena, haunted by a secret shame . . . and of a struggle between good and evil that will turn church against state and brother against brother. A spellbinding epic tale of ambition, anarchy, and absolute power set against the sprawling medieval canvas of twelfth-century England, this is Ken Follett’s historical masterpiece.


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Summary: Step outside your door and reconnect with nature. From the author of Writing and the Spiritual Life comes a guide that will replenish your connection to th

  • Author : Patrice Vecchione
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1476772932
  • Genre: Nature
  • Number of Pages: 272
  • Language: English
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Description: Step outside your door and reconnect with nature. From the author of Writing and the Spiritual Life comes a guide that will replenish your connection to the earth and inspire you to develop and strengthen your imagination. The natural world has inspired artists, seekers, and thinkers for millennia, but in recent times, as the pace of life has sped up, its demands have moved us indoors. Yet nature’s capacity to lead us to important truths, to invigorate and restore our imagination and equilibrium, is infinite. Step into Nature makes nature personal again by stimulating awareness and increasing our understanding of the environment. But being in nature doesn’t mean flying off to remote, faraway places. Nature is as close as opening your front door—and opening your heart to the sky above, the miniature gardens that push their way up between the sidewalk cracks in our cities, and the small stream just down the road. Patrice Vecchione demonstrates how nature can support and enhance your creative output, invigorate your curiosity, and restore your sense of connection to and love of the earth. Included throughout the book is “The Cabinet of Curiosities,” exercises and suggestions for practical and unexpected ways to stimulate your imagination, deepen your relationship with nature, and experience the harmony between creativity and the natural world.


Pdf ebook: Representations of Commonsense Knowledge

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Summary: Representations of Commonsense Knowledge provides a rich language for expressing commonsense knowledge and inference techniques for carrying out commonsens

  • Author : Ernest Davis
  • Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann
  • ISBN: 148322113X
  • Genre: Computers
  • Number of Pages: 550
  • Language: English
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Description: Representations of Commonsense Knowledge provides a rich language for expressing commonsense knowledge and inference techniques for carrying out commonsense knowledge. This book provides a survey of the research on commonsense knowledge. Organized into 10 chapters, this book begins with an overview of the basic ideas on artificial intelligence commonsense reasoning. This text then examines the structure of logic, which is roughly analogous to that of a programming language. Other chapters describe how rules of universal validity can be applied to facts known with absolute certainty to deduce other facts known with absolute certainty. This book discusses as well some prominent issues in plausible inference. The final chapter deals with commonsense knowledge about the interrelations and interactions among agents and discusses some issues in human and social interactions that have been studied in the artificial intelligence literature. This book is a valuable resource for students on a graduate course on knowledge representation.


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Summary: It is 1939 and although Australia is about to go to war, it doesn’t quite realise yet that the situation is serious. Deep in the working-class Melbourne

  • Author : Toni Jordan
  • Publisher: Text Publishing
  • ISBN: 1921961120
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 304
  • Language: English
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Description: It is 1939 and although Australia is about to go to war, it doesn’t quite realise yet that the situation is serious. Deep in the working-class Melbourne suburb of Richmond it is business—your own and everyone else’s—as usual. And young Kip Westaway, failed scholar and stablehand, is living the most important day of his life.


Pdf ebook: Somewhere Only We Know

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Summary: A Cosmopolitan Best Young Adult Book of 2019 A Buzzfeed Pick for "YA Books You Absolutely Must Read This Spring" Sparks fly between a K pop starlet and a t

  • Author : Maurene Goo
  • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
  • ISBN: 0374310599
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 320
  • Language: English
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Description: A Cosmopolitan Best Young Adult Book of 2019 A Buzzfeed Pick for "YA Books You Absolutely Must Read This Spring" Sparks fly between a K pop starlet and a tabloid reporter in this heartwarming rom-com from Maurene Goo. 10:00 p.m.: Lucky is the biggest K-pop star on the scene, and she’s just performed her hit song “Heartbeat” in Hong Kong to thousands of adoring fans. She’s about to debut on The Tonight Show in America, hopefully a breakout performance for her career. But right now? She’s in her fancy hotel, trying to fall asleep but dying for a hamburger. 11:00 p.m.: Jack is sneaking into a fancy hotel, on assignment for his tabloid job that he keeps secret from his parents. On his way out of the hotel, he runs into a girl wearing slippers, a girl who is single-mindedly determined to find a hamburger. She looks kind of familiar. She’s very cute. He’s maybe curious. 12:00 a.m.: Nothing will ever be the same. With her trademark humor and voice, Maurene Goo delivers a sparkling story of taking a chance on love—and finding yourself along the way.


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Summary: As the tactics and technologies of law enforcement change, so do the tactics being used by criminals to evade capture. This book was written to provide law

  • Author : Jack H. Schonely
  • Publisher: Charles C Thomas Publisher
  • ISBN: 0398075417
  • Genre: Law
  • Number of Pages: 114
  • Language: English
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Description: As the tactics and technologies of law enforcement change, so do the tactics being used by criminals to evade capture. This book was written to provide law enforcement with the knowledge and tools required to safely capture suspects who attempt to flee from the police. It addresses the trends and tactics that criminals are using and examines proven techniques in how to contain, search, and capture suspects on the run. The focus is on whether to chase or contain, how to set up perimeters, management of the incident, physical conditioning, use of airborne resources, canines, communications, tactical deployment, training, and most importantly incident debriefing techniques. Following this, the criteria of the decision to contain, foot pursuit versus containment, responding officers, hiding locations, and training to meet the challenge are discussed, including the need for a team effort from start to finish. This knowledge, along with training and practice, gives the advantage to the officer, particularly during critical incidents where the capture of the suspect is paramount. The audience for this book begins with the police: training academies, managers, and local, state, and federal police departments.


Pdf ebook: Three Things About Elsie: A Richard and Judy Book Club Pick 2018

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Summary: The Sunday Times Bestseller ‘Lovely, lovely, lovely... Sue Townsend meets Kate Atkinson meets Nina Stibbe’ MARIAN KEYES ‘Powerful and profound’ Gua

  • Author : Joanna Cannon
  • Publisher: HarperCollins UK
  • ISBN: 0008196931
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 464
  • Language: English
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Description: The Sunday Times Bestseller ‘Lovely, lovely, lovely... Sue Townsend meets Kate Atkinson meets Nina Stibbe’ MARIAN KEYES ‘Powerful and profound’ Guardian ‘Another sure-fire hit’ Daily Mail ‘Funny, melancholy, acutely observant’ Sunday Express


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Summary: THE GROUNDBREAKING NEW BIOGRAPHY OF A MAN WITH ONE OF THE MOST ICONIC AND FASCINATING CAREERS—AND LIVES—IN HOLLYWOOD. For five decades, Jack Nicholson

  • Author : Marc Eliot
  • Publisher: Crown Archetype
  • ISBN: 0307888398
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Number of Pages: 368
  • Language: English
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Description: THE GROUNDBREAKING NEW BIOGRAPHY OF A MAN WITH ONE OF THE MOST ICONIC AND FASCINATING CAREERS—AND LIVES—IN HOLLYWOOD. For five decades, Jack Nicholson has been part of film history. With twelve Oscar nominations to his credit and legendary roles in films like Easy Rider, Five Easy Pieces, Terms of Endearment, The Shining, and One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Nicholson creates original, memorable characters like no other actor of his generation. And his personal life has been no less of an adventure—Nicholson has always been at the center of the Hollywood elite and has courted some of the most famous and beautiful women in the world. Relying on years of extensive research and interviews with insiders who know Nicholson best, acclaimed biographer Marc Eliot sheds new light on Nicholson's life on and off the screen. From Nicholson’s working class childhood in New Jersey, where family secrets threatened to tear his family apart, to raucous nights on the town with Warren Beatty and tumultuous relationships with starlets like Michelle Phillips, Anjelica Huston, and Lara Flynn Boyle, to movie sets working with such legendary directors and costars as Dennis Hopper, Stanley Kubrick, Meryl Streep, and Roman Polanski, Eliot paints a sweeping picture of the breadth of Nicholson’s fifty-year career in film, as well as an intimate portrait of his personal life. Equally at home on the bookshelves of serious film historians and fans of compulsively readable Hollywood biographies, Nicholson is both a comprehensive tribute to a film legend and an entertaining look at a truly remarkable life.


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Summary: John Lodwick (1916-1959) was one of the great novelists of the early twentieth century. Yet his novels, and indeed his own extraordinary life story, have b

  • Author : Geoffrey Elliott
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 1786731991
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Number of Pages: 264
  • Language: English
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Description: John Lodwick (1916-1959) was one of the great novelists of the early twentieth century. Yet his novels, and indeed his own extraordinary life story, have been virtually lost to the mists of time. Geoffrey Elliott here, for the first time, pieces together Lodwick's eventful life, from his youth in Ireland, to his wartime experiences in the SOE and Special Boat Service, his subsequent literary career and his untimely death in a car crash in Spain at the age of just 43. Initially acclaimed by Somerset Maugham and Anthony Burgess, soon after his death Lodwick's novels fell out of fashion and they have largely remained out-of-print since. Elliott makes the case for a revival in the fortunes of this singular English novelist, in a biography which sheds new light on the early twentieth century literary scene, the surrealist art world and the real-life experiences of World War II.


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Summary: Nelson, Navy & Nation explores the Royal Navy's relationship with Britain from the Glorious Revolution to the Napoleonic Wars. The book encompasses the rea

  • Author : Quintin Colville
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 1844862259
  • Genre: History
  • Number of Pages: 240
  • Language: English
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Description: Nelson, Navy & Nation explores the Royal Navy's relationship with Britain from the Glorious Revolution to the Napoleonic Wars. The book encompasses the realities of naval life in this period; the navy's connection to society; culture and national identity; and the story of Nelson's life and career. It brings together a distinguished panel of leading historians including Roger Knight, Andrew Lambert, Brian Lavery, N.A.M. Rodger and Dan Snow. Together, they give a fascinating contextual overview, from the terrifying realities of battle in the age of sail to the lives of ordinary people ashore who celebrated the navy's achievements. It places the extraordinary achievements of Horatio Nelson within a wider context that makes sense of his dazzling celebrity. In so doing, it reveals that the story of the Royal Navy and Nelson is also the story of the fears and ambitions of the British people. Beautifully illustrated throughout from the world-leading collections of the National Maritime Museum, the book combines accessible narrative history for the general reader with superb visual appeal. It is an ideal companion to the Museum's new permanent 'Nelson, Navy, Nation' gallery, which opened in October 2013.


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Summary: As the crow flies'', ''chunder'', ''cold enough to freeze the balls off a brass monkey'', ''three sheets to the wind'' - many terms like these are used in

  • Author : Martin Robson
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 1472834194
  • Genre: History
  • Number of Pages: 176
  • Language: English
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Description: As the crow flies'', ''chunder'', ''cold enough to freeze the balls off a brass monkey'', ''three sheets to the wind'' - many terms like these are used in everyday English language conversation and writing. But how many landlubbers know that they derive from naval slang or know what the phrase originally referred to? The navy has helped to shape modern society. The navy is famous for its traditions, quirks and nuances. It is disinctly different to wider society and nowhere is this more evident than in language. The naval community once had its own language, incomprehensible to anyone who was not a sailor, which described and explained his unique world. But on shore leave these men introduced their language to the populations of bustling ports and harbours and the usage slowly spread inland. Today through the mediums of film, television and music, naval slang has been brought to the wider public and has become fully integrated into the English language to point where many phrases are used by people who have no concept of their meaning. Presenting terminology thematically, this book provides a compilation of naval slang throughout the world, from terms relating to ship-handling and seamanship through to food and drink, discipline and insults. The text is further enhanced with original black line drawings that illustrate certain technical terms, such as ''splice the mainbrace''.


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Summary: In this riveting book, Jack Sacco tells the realistic, harrowing, at times horrifying, and ultimately triumphant tale of an American GI in World War II as

  • Author : Jack Sacco
  • Publisher: Harper Collins
  • ISBN: 006211199X
  • Genre: History
  • Number of Pages: 336
  • Language: English
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Description: In this riveting book, Jack Sacco tells the realistic, harrowing, at times horrifying, and ultimately triumphant tale of an American GI in World War II as seen through the eyes of his father, Joe Sacco -- a farm boy from Alabama who was flung into the chaos of Normandy and survived the terrors of the Bulge. As part of the 92nd Signal Battalion and Patton's famed Third Army, Joe and his buddies found themselves at the forefront of the Allied push through France and Germany. After more than a year of fighting, but still only twenty years old, Joe had become a hardened veteran. Yet nothing could have prepared him and his unit for the horrors behind the walls of Germany's infamous Dachau concentration camp. They were among the first 250 American troops into the camp, and it was there that they finally grasped the significance of the Allied mission. Surrounded by death and destruction, the men not only found the courage and will to fight, but they also discovered the meaning of friendship and came to understand the value and fragility of life.


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Summary: Vim is a fast and efficient text editor that will make you a faster and more efficient developer. It's available on almost every OS, and if you master the

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  • Publisher: Pragmatic Bookshelf
  • ISBN: 168050410X
  • Genre: Computers
  • Number of Pages: 356
  • Language: English
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Description: Vim is a fast and efficient text editor that will make you a faster and more efficient developer. It's available on almost every OS, and if you master the techniques in this book, you'll never need another text editor. In more than 120 Vim tips, you'll quickly learn the editor's core functionality and tackle your trickiest editing and writing tasks. This beloved bestseller has been revised and updated to Vim 7.4 and includes three brand-new tips and five fully revised tips. A highly configurable, cross-platform text editor, Vim is a serious tool for programmers, web developers, and sysadmins who want to raise their game. No other text editor comes close to Vim for speed and efficiency; it runs on almost every system imaginable and supports most coding and markup languages. Learn how to edit text the "Vim way": complete a series of repetitive changes with The Dot Formula using one keystroke to strike the target, followed by one keystroke to execute the change. Automate complex tasks by recording your keystrokes as a macro. Discover the "very magic" switch that makes Vim's regular expression syntax more like Perl's. Build complex patterns by iterating on your search history. Search inside multiple files, then run Vim's substitute command on the result set for a project-wide search and replace. All without installing a single plugin! Three new tips explain how to run multiple ex commands as a batch, autocomplete sequences of words, and operate on a complete search match. Practical Vim, Second Edition will show you new ways to work with Vim 7.4 more efficiently, whether you're a beginner or an intermediate Vim user. All this, without having to touch the mouse. What You Need: Vim version 7.4


Pdf ebook: Quick Escapes® From San Francisco

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Summary: We’ve done the planning. You do the packing. When you only have a few days to get away, why spend half your time preparing? Quick Escapes® From San Fran

  • Author : Karen Misuraca
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 0762762101
  • Genre: Travel
  • Number of Pages: 256
  • Language: English
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Description: We’ve done the planning. You do the packing. When you only have a few days to get away, why spend half your time preparing? Quick Escapes® From San Francisco frees you from thedetails and puts you on the road to an enjoyable time away from home. Inside you’ll find thirteen quick getaways within driving distance of San Francisco. Take the Wine Road to the sea and explore Sonoma and Napa valleys. Enjoy the scenic coastal towns and the world’s tallest redwoods along the Avenue of the Giants. Explore the history and museums of Monterey. With this guide, you’ll find enough variety to suit every budget and taste. Featuring: • Easy-to-follow itineraries for 36- to 48-hour minivacations • Recommendations for the best places to visit, dine, and sleep • Options for a variety of interests • Accurate driving directions and route maps • Information on festivals and special events


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Summary: "The Rivals" by Richard Brinsley Sheridan. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-kno

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  • Publisher: Good Press
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  • Genre: Drama
  • Number of Pages: 158
  • Language: English
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Description: "The Rivals" by Richard Brinsley Sheridan. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.


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Summary: Your Guide to Northern California’s Spectacular Hiking Area Craggy mountain crests, dozens of hiking trails, and 130 lakes packed into 100 square miles o

  • Author : Jeffrey P. Schaffer
  • Publisher: Wilderness Press
  • ISBN: 1643590669
  • Genre: Travel
  • Number of Pages: 224
  • Language: English
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Description: Your Guide to Northern California’s Spectacular Hiking Area Craggy mountain crests, dozens of hiking trails, and 130 lakes packed into 100 square miles of scenic beauty, Desolation Wilderness is one of the country’s most popular wilderness areas. It is minutes from Lake Tahoe and just a few hours from Sacramento and San Francisco. Explore the mountain landscape with hiking expert Jeffrey P. Schaffer. This comprehensive guide provides information on hiking, camping, wildlife, and natural history. It covers all of Desolation Wilderness, as well as Emerald Bay, the South Fork American River, and the Upper Truckee River. Written in cooperation with the federal Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit, the guidebook has everything you need to plan your trip and to find your way in this unparralleled region. Inside You’ll Find Descriptions of 32 hikes, divided into four areas Table of mileages to 80 trout-stocked lakes Details on the terrain, lakes, animals, and vegetation Tips on when and where to get permits, and how to enjoy your hike with minimal environmental impact A list of the area’s campgrounds, arranged by trailhead locations Full map of the region divided into seven sections