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SS Great Britain PDF Book By Helen Doe

SS Great Britain

  • Author: Helen Doe
  • ISBN Code: : 1445684527
  • Publisher : Amberley Publishing Limited
  • Page : 304 pages
  • Genre : Transportation
  • Reviews : 630 Readers
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The story of Brunel's most famous ship and the people who knew her, using new archive sources

SS-GB PDF Book By Len Deighton

SS-GB

  • Author: Len Deighton
  • ISBN Code: : 3641223342
  • Publisher : Heyne Verlag
  • Page : 448 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 985 Readers
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Februar 1941. England wird von deutschen Truppen besetzt. Winston Churchill stirbt, die SS regiert in Whitehall. In diesen dunklen Stunden wird Inspector Archer, der für Scotland Yard arbeitet, mit einem Mordfall beauftragt. Routine, so scheint es. Doch dann stellt sich heraus, dass der Ermordete brisante Pläne zu einer schrecklichen Waffe bei sich trug. Archer befindet sich plötzlich zwischen den Fronten der Nazis und des Widerstands. Es beginnt ein Kampf um England ... ein Kampf um die Menschlichkeit.

Dominion PDF Book By C. J. Sansom

Dominion

  • Author: C. J. Sansom
  • ISBN Code: : 0345813650
  • Publisher : Random House Canada
  • Page : 400 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 226 Readers
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At once a vivid, haunting reimagining of 1950s Britain, a gripping, humane spy thriller and a poignant love story, with Dominion C.J. Sansom once again asserts himself as the master of the historical novel. 1952. Twelve years have passed since Churchill lost to the appeasers and Britain surrendered to Nazi Germany. The press, radio and television are tightly controlled. British Jews face ever greater constraints. But Churchill's Resistance soldiers on. And in a Birmingham mental hospital, fragile scientist Frank Muncaster holds a secret that could alter the balance of the global struggle forever. Civil Servant David Fitzgerald, a spy for the Resistance, is given the mission to rescue Frank and get him out of the country. Hard on his heels is Gestapo agent Gunther Hoth, a brilliant, implacable hunter of men, who soon has Frank, along with David's innocent wife, Sarah, directly in his sights. C.J. Sansom's literary thriller Winter in Madrid earned him comparisons to Graham Greene, Sebastian Faulks and Ernest Hemingway. Now, in the first alternative history epic from Sansom in the tradition of Robert Harris's Fatherland and Stephen King's 11/22/63, Sansom doesn't just recreate the past--he reinvents it. In a spellbinding tale of suspense, oppression and poignant love, Dominion dares to explore how, in moments of crisis, history can turn on the decisions of a few brave men and women--the secrets they keep and the bonds they share.

Linear Models in Statistics PDF Book By Alvin C. Rencher,G. Bruce Schaalje

Linear Models in Statistics

  • Author: Alvin C. Rencher,G. Bruce Schaalje
  • ISBN Code: : 0470192607
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Page : 688 pages
  • Genre : Mathematics
  • Reviews : 294 Readers
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The essential introduction to the theory and application of linear models—now in a valuable new edition Since most advanced statistical tools are generalizations of the linear model, it is neces-sary to first master the linear model in order to move forward to more advanced concepts. The linear model remains the main tool of the applied statistician and is central to the training of any statistician regardless of whether the focus is applied or theoretical. This completely revised and updated new edition successfully develops the basic theory of linear models for regression, analysis of variance, analysis of covariance, and linear mixed models. Recent advances in the methodology related to linear mixed models, generalized linear models, and the Bayesian linear model are also addressed. Linear Models in Statistics, Second Edition includes full coverage of advanced topics, such as mixed and generalized linear models, Bayesian linear models, two-way models with empty cells, geometry of least squares, vector-matrix calculus, simultaneous inference, and logistic and nonlinear regression. Algebraic, geometrical, frequentist, and Bayesian approaches to both the inference of linear models and the analysis of variance are also illustrated. Through the expansion of relevant material and the inclusion of the latest technological developments in the field, this book provides readers with the theoretical foundation to correctly interpret computer software output as well as effectively use, customize, and understand linear models. This modern Second Edition features: New chapters on Bayesian linear models as well as random and mixed linear models Expanded discussion of two-way models with empty cells Additional sections on the geometry of least squares Updated coverage of simultaneous inference The book is complemented with easy-to-read proofs, real data sets, and an extensive bibliography. A thorough review of the requisite matrix algebra has been addedfor transitional purposes, and numerous theoretical and applied problems have been incorporated with selected answers provided at the end of the book. A related Web site includes additional data sets and SAS® code for all numerical examples. Linear Model in Statistics, Second Edition is a must-have book for courses in statistics, biostatistics, and mathematics at the upper-undergraduate and graduate levels. It is also an invaluable reference for researchers who need to gain a better understanding of regression and analysis of variance.

The British Lion PDF Book By Tony Schumacher

The British Lion

  • Author: Tony Schumacher
  • ISBN Code: : 0062394614
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Page : 592 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 945 Readers
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In this crackling alternate history thriller set in the years after World War II—the riveting sequel to The Darkest Hour—London detective John Rossett joins forces with his Nazi boss to save the commander’s kidnapped daughter as the Germans race to make the first atomic bomb. With the end of the war, the victorious Germans now occupy a defeated Great Britain. In London, decorated detective John Henry Rossett, now reporting to the Nazi victors, lies in a hospital bed recovering from gunshot wounds. Desperate to avoid blame over the events that led to the shooting, his boss, Ernst Koehler, covers up the incident. But when Koehler’s wife and daughter are kidnapped by American spies, the terrified German turns to the only man he trusts to help him—a shrewd cop who will do whatever is necessary to get the job done: John Rossett. Surviving his brush with death, Rossett agrees to save his friend’s daughter. But in a chaotic new world ruled by treachery and betrayal, doing the right thing can get a man killed. Caught between the Nazi SS, the violent British resistance, and Americans with very uncertain loyalties, Rossett must secretly make his way out of London and find Ruth Hartz, a Jewish scientist working in Cambridge. Spared from death because of her intellect and expertise, she is forced to work on developing the atom bomb for Germany. Though she knows it could end any hope of freedom in Europe and maybe even the world, Ruth must finish the project—if she, too, wants to survive.

ss Great Britain's Unsolved Mystery PDF Book By Bill Jackman

ss Great Britain's Unsolved Mystery

  • Author: Bill Jackman
  • ISBN Code: : 1504941071
  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Page : 244 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 539 Readers
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John Gray, the captain of the SS Great Britain since 1854, mysteriously disappeared on his way home from Australia in November 1872. How he died remains a mystery to this day.

The Alteration PDF Book By Kingsley Amis

The Alteration

  • Author: Kingsley Amis
  • ISBN Code: : 1446414698
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Page : 240 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 195 Readers
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Hubert Anvil is a 10 year old boy blessed with the voice of an angel. The Church hierarchy decrees that Hubert should be turned into a castrato - an alteration that could bring Hubert fame and fortune, but would also cut him off from an adult world he is curious to discover. In a dystopian world where Martin Luther never reformed and where the Holy Office's power is absolute, where will Hubert turn if he decides to defy their wishes?

The Afrika Reich PDF Book By Guy Saville

The Afrika Reich

  • Author: Guy Saville
  • ISBN Code: : 0805095942
  • Publisher : Henry Holt and Company
  • Page : 400 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 622 Readers
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From Guy Saville, the explosive new thriller of a world that so nearly existed Africa, 1952. More than a decade has passed since Britain's humiliation at Dunkirk brought an end to the war and the beginning of an uneasy peace with Hitler. The swastika flies from the Sahara to the Indian Ocean. Britain and a victorious Nazi Germany have divided the continent. The SS has crushed the native populations and forced them into labor. Gleaming autobahns bisect the jungle, jet fighters patrol the skies. For almost a decade an uneasy peace has ensued. Now, however, the plans of Walter Hochburg, messianic racist and architect of Nazi Africa, threaten Britain's ailing colonies. Sent to curb his ambitions is Burton Cole: a one-time assassin torn between the woman he loves and settling an old score with Hochburg. If he fails unimaginable horrors will be unleashed on the continent. No one – black or white – will be spared. But when his mission turns to disaster, Burton must flee for his life. It is a flight that will take him from the unholy ground of Kongo to SS slave camps to war-torn Angola – and finally a conspiracy that leads to the dark heart of The Afrika Reich itself.

Automobile Manufacturers Worldwide Registry PDF Book By

Automobile Manufacturers Worldwide Registry

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  • ISBN Code: : 1476611408
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Page : 327 pages
  • Genre : Transportation
  • Reviews : 845 Readers
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This one-of-a-kind reference work provides essential data on some 10,700 manufacturers of automobiles, beginning with the earliest vehicle that might be so termed (Frenchman Nicolas Cugnot's steam carriage, in 1770) and covering all nations in which automobiles have been built--67 in all. Not an encyclopedia or collection of histories, this is instead a very complete registry providing essential facts about the manufacturers: complete name, location, years active, type(s) of vehicles built, and other basic data. Compiled during more than 30 years of research, this reference even lists companies that produced just one car. Any builder of passenger-carrying vehicles on at least two but no more than eight wheels, of any design, either mass produced or built as one-off specials, experimental cars, prototypes, or kit cars, is included. Builders of internal combustion, steam and electric powered vehicles are all covered; companies that built only trucks, buses, racing cars, or motorcycles are not included. From A.A.A. to Zzipper and Argentina to Yugoslavia, this is an astonishingly comprehensive resource.

The Widow Killer PDF Book By Pavel Kohout

The Widow Killer

  • Author: Pavel Kohout
  • ISBN Code: : 9781429976428
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Page : 400 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 459 Readers
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In the downward spiral of the Third Reich's final days, a sadistic serial killer is stalking the streets of Prague. The unlikely pair of Jan Morava, a rookie Czech police detective, and Erwin Buback, a Gestapo agent questioning his own loyalty to the Nazi's, set out to stop the murderer. Weaving a delicate tale of human struggle underneath the surface of a thrilling murder story, Kohout has created a memorable work of fiction

Telling It Like It Wasn’t PDF Book By Catherine Gallagher

Telling It Like It Wasn’t

  • Author: Catherine Gallagher
  • ISBN Code: : 022651255X
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Page : 416 pages
  • Genre : History
  • Reviews : 221 Readers
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Inventing counterfactual histories is a common pastime of modern day historians, both amateur and professional. We speculate about an America ruled by Jefferson Davis, a Europe that never threw off Hitler, or a second term for JFK. These narratives are often written off as politically inspired fantasy or as pop culture fodder, but in Telling It Like It Wasn’t, Catherine Gallagher takes the history of counterfactual history seriously, pinning it down as an object of dispassionate study. She doesn’t take a moral or normative stand on the practice, but focuses her attention on how it works and to what ends—a quest that takes readers on a fascinating tour of literary and historical criticism. Gallagher locates the origins of contemporary counterfactual history in eighteenth-century Europe, where the idea of other possible historical worlds first took hold in philosophical disputes about Providence before being repurposed by military theorists as a tool for improving the art of war. In the next century, counterfactualism became a legal device for deciding liability, and lengthy alternate-history fictions appeared, illustrating struggles for historical justice. These early motivations—for philosophical understanding, military improvement, and historical justice—are still evident today in our fondness for counterfactual tales. Alternate histories of the Civil War and WWII abound, but here, Gallagher shows how the counterfactual habit of replaying the recent past often shapes our understanding of the actual events themselves. The counterfactual mode lets us continue to envision our future by reconsidering the range of previous alternatives. Throughout this engaging and eye-opening book, Gallagher encourages readers to ask important questions about our obsession with counterfactual history and the roots of our tendency to ask “What if...?”

Uncertain Multi-Attribute Decision Making PDF Book By Zeshui Xu

Uncertain Multi-Attribute Decision Making

  • Author: Zeshui Xu
  • ISBN Code: : 3662456400
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Page : 373 pages
  • Genre : Business & Economics
  • Reviews : 224 Readers
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This book introduces methods for uncertain multi-attribute decision making including uncertain multi-attribute group decision making and their applications to supply chain management, investment decision making, personnel assessment, redesigning products, maintenance services, military system efficiency evaluation. Multi-attribute decision making, also known as multi-objective decision making with finite alternatives, is an important component of modern decision science. The theory and methods of multi-attribute decision making have been extensively applied in engineering, economics, management and military contexts, such as venture capital project evaluation, facility location, bidding, development ranking of industrial sectors and so on. Over the last few decades, great attention has been paid to research on multi-attribute decision making in uncertain settings, due to the increasing complexity and uncertainty of supposedly objective aspects and the fuzziness of human thought. This book can be used as a reference guide for researchers and practitioners working in e.g. the fields of operations research, information science, management science and engineering. It can also be used as a textbook for postgraduate and senior undergraduate students.

Red Inferno: 1945 PDF Book By Robert Conroy

Red Inferno: 1945

  • Author: Robert Conroy
  • ISBN Code: : 0345519620
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Page : 366 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 211 Readers
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In April 1945, the Allies are charging toward Berlin from the west, the Russians from the east. For Hitler, the situation is hopeless. But at this turning point in history, another war is about to explode. To win World War II, the Allies dealt with the devil. Joseph Stalin helped FDR, Churchill, and Truman crush Hitler. But what if “Uncle Joe” had given in to his desire to possess Germany and all of Europe? In this stunning novel, Robert Conroy picks up the history of the war just as American troops cross the Elbe into Germany. Then Stalin slams them with the brute force of his enormous Soviet army. From American soldiers and German civilians trapped in the ruins of Potsdam to U.S. military men fighting behind enemy lines, from a scholarly Russia expert who becomes a secret player in a new war to Stalin’s cult of killers in Moscow, this saga captures the human face of international conflict. With the Soviets vastly outnumbering the Americans—but undercut by chronic fuel shortages and mistrust—Eisenhower employs a brilliant strategy of retreat to buy critical time for air superiority. Soon, Truman makes a series of controversial decisions, enlisting German help and planning to devastate the massive Red Army by using America’s ultimate and most secret weapon.

The Darkest Hour PDF Book By Tony Schumacher

The Darkest Hour

  • Author: Tony Schumacher
  • ISBN Code: : 0062339389
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Page : 464 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 728 Readers
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A crackling, highly imaginative thriller debut in the vein of W.E.B. Griffin and Philip Kerr, set in German-occupied London at the close of World War II, in which a hardened British detective jeopardizes his own life to save an innocent soul and achieve the impossible—redemption. London, 1946. The Nazis have conquered the British, and now occupy Great Britain, using brutality and fear to control its citizens. John Henry Rossett, a decorated British war hero and former police sergeant, has been reassigned to the Office of Jewish Affairs. He now answers to the SS, one of the most powerful and terrifying organizations in the Third Reich. Rossett is a man accustomed to obeying commands, but he’s now assigned a job he did not ask for—and cannot refuse: rounding up Jews for deportation, including men and women he’s known his whole life. But they are not the only victims, for the war took Rossett’s wife and son, and shattered his own humanity. Then he finds Jacob, a young Jewish child, hiding in an abandoned building, who touches something in Rossett that he thought was long dead. Determined to save the innocent boy, Rossett takes him on the run, with the Nazis in pursuit. But they are not the only hunters following his trail. The Royalist Resistance and the Communists want him, too. Each faction has its own agenda, and Rossett will soon learn that none of them can be trusted . . . and all of them are deadly.

The Certified Six Sigma Green Belt Handbook, Second Edition PDF Book By Roderick A. Munro,Govindarajan Ramu,Daniel J. Zrymiak

The Certified Six Sigma Green Belt Handbook, Second Edition

  • Author: Roderick A. Munro,Govindarajan Ramu,Daniel J. Zrymiak
  • ISBN Code: : 0873898915
  • Publisher : Quality Press
  • Page : 630 pages
  • Genre : Business & Economics
  • Reviews : 935 Readers
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This reference manual is designed to help those interested in passing the ASQ's certification exam for Six Sigma Green Belts and others who want a handy reference to the appropriate materials needed to conduct successful Green Belt projects. It is a reference handbook on running projects for those who are already knowledgeable about process improvement and variation reduction. The primary layout of the handbook follows the ASQ Body of Knowledge (BoK) for the Certified Six Sigma Green Belt (CSSGB) updated in 2015. The authors were involved with the first edition handbook, and have utilized first edition user comments, numerous Six Sigma practitioners, and their own personal knowledge gained through helping others prepare for exams to bring together a handbook that they hope will be very beneficial to anyone seeking to pass the ASQ or other Green Belt exams. In addition to the primary text, the authors have added a number of new appendixes, an expanded acronym list, new practice exam questions, and other additional materials

On the Move to Meaningful Internet Systems 2007: CoopIS, DOA, ODBASE, GADA, and IS PDF Book By Zahir Tari

On the Move to Meaningful Internet Systems 2007: CoopIS, DOA, ODBASE, GADA, and IS

  • Author: Zahir Tari
  • ISBN Code: : 3540768432
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Page : 1860 pages
  • Genre : Computers
  • Reviews : 397 Readers
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This two-volume set LNCS 4803/4804 constitutes the refereed proceedings of the five confederated international conferences on Cooperative Information Systems (CoopIS 2007), Distributed Objects and Applications (DOA 2007), Ontologies, Databases and Applications of Semantics (ODBASE 2007), Grid computing, high performance and Distributed Applications (GADA 2007), and Information Security (IS 2007) held as OTM 2007 in Vilamoura, Portugal, in November 2007.

Without Honor PDF Book By David Hagberg

Without Honor

  • Author: David Hagberg
  • ISBN Code: : 1466813598
  • Publisher : Tor Books
  • Page : 448 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 223 Readers
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Former CIA agent Kirk McGarvey is living in Lausanne with his girlfriend when a couple of top operatives from "the Company" show up. They desperately need his help as the Russians are up to something and it seems there may be a mole in the upper levels of the United States government. And McGarvey is the only man who can find him... WITHOUT HONOR At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Embryology of Flowering Plants: Terminology and Concepts, Vol. 2 PDF Book By T B Batygina

Embryology of Flowering Plants: Terminology and Concepts, Vol. 2

  • Author: T B Batygina
  • ISBN Code: : 1482280035
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Page : 786 pages
  • Genre : Science
  • Reviews : 874 Readers
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This volume covers up-to-date notions of seed structure, processes resulting to its formation (syngamy, triple fusion etc.), as well as of postseminal development (seed dormancy and germination). Great attention has been paid to the morphological and functional aspects of fertilization process and embryo- and endospermogenesis.

An Army of One PDF Book By Tony Schumacher

An Army of One

  • Author: Tony Schumacher
  • ISBN Code: : 0062499904
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Page : 400 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 176 Readers
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In this enthralling historical thriller set in post—World War II London, detective John Henry Rossett must stop a murderous ex—SS officer as the German occupation of England begins to falter. Working with the SS in German-occupied Britain was never easy for John Rossett. Though he’s returned to his former job, the police inspector has been tainted by his Nazi associations. His suspicious colleagues see him as a collaborator, and he’s unwelcome at his old haunts. But the Germans aren’t done with Rossett. When decorated SS Captain Karl Bauer kills the US consul in Liverpool, then goes on the run, Generalmajor Neumann orders Rossett to find the missing killer—a swift, cunning, and ruthless man known as "the Bear." While the Nazis still maintain control over London, Liverpool is run by criminal networks and the British resistance. A wasteland of burned-out buildings and mountains of rubble, the northern port city is the perfect place for a clever warrior like Bauer to hide. Neumann and Rossett’s search also turns up damning new information: Bauer’s superior, Major Theo Dannecker, has been colluding with the US consul and the British resistance to smuggle large amounts of gold out of the country. As for the Bear, the fervent SS officer has repudiated his allegiance to the crumbling Reich and is now focused on destroying Rossett, the famed "British Lion," one innocent victim at a time. To prevent more deaths and protect Britain, Rossett must trap the Bear and uncover a diabolical conspiracy that has brought Nazi officers and the British resistance together. Vivid and energetic, full of Schumacher’s trademark action and rich, conflicted characters, An Army of One reveals how the strength of one man can turn the tide in an uncertain world.

Hitler's American Friends PDF Book By Bradley W. Hart

Hitler's American Friends

  • Author: Bradley W. Hart
  • ISBN Code: : 1250148960
  • Publisher : Thomas Dunne Books
  • Page : 304 pages
  • Genre : History
  • Reviews : 135 Readers
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A book examining the strange terrain of Nazi sympathizers, nonintervention campaigners and other voices in America who advocated on behalf of Nazi Germany in the years before World War II. Americans who remember World War II reminisce about how it brought the country together. The less popular truth behind this warm nostalgia: until the attack on Pearl Harbor, America was deeply, dangerously divided. Bradley W. Hart's Hitler's American Friends exposes the homegrown antagonists who sought to protect and promote Hitler, leave Europeans (and especially European Jews) to fend for themselves, and elevate the Nazi regime. Some of these friends were Americans of German heritage who joined the Bund, whose leadership dreamed of installing a stateside Führer. Some were as bizarre and hair-raising as the Silver Shirt Legion, run by an eccentric who claimed that Hitler fulfilled a religious prophesy. Some were Midwestern Catholics like Father Charles Coughlin, an early right-wing radio star who broadcast anti-Semitic tirades. They were even members of Congress who used their franking privilege—sending mail at cost to American taxpayers—to distribute German propaganda. And celebrity pilot Charles Lindbergh ended up speaking for them all at the America First Committee. We try to tell ourselves it couldn't happen here, but Americans are not immune to the lure of fascism. Hitler's American Friends is a powerful look at how the forces of evil manipulate ordinary people, how we stepped back from the ledge, and the disturbing ease with which we could return to it.

Lie Groups Beyond an Introduction PDF Book By Anthony W. Knapp

Lie Groups Beyond an Introduction

  • Author: Anthony W. Knapp
  • ISBN Code: : 1475724535
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Page : 608 pages
  • Genre : Mathematics
  • Reviews : 407 Readers
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Lie Groups Beyond an Introduction takes the reader from the end of introductory Lie group theory to the threshold of infinite-dimensional group representations. Merging algebra and analysis throughout, the author uses Lie-theoretic methods to develop a beautiful theory having wide applications in mathematics and physics. A feature of the presentation is that it encourages the reader's comprehension of Lie group theory to evolve from beginner to expert: initial insights make use of actual matrices, while later insights come from such structural features as properties of root systems, or relationships among subgroups, or patterns among different subgroups.

The Spies of Warsaw PDF Book By Alan Furst

The Spies of Warsaw

  • Author: Alan Furst
  • ISBN Code: : 1588367169
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Page : 288 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 636 Readers
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NOW A MINISERIES ON BBC AMERICA STARRING DAVID TENNANT An autumn evening in 1937. A German engineer arrives at the Warsaw railway station. Tonight, he will be with his Polish mistress; tomorrow, at a workers’ bar in the city’s factory district, he will meet with the military attaché from the French embassy. Information will be exchanged for money. So begins The Spies of Warsaw, the brilliant new novel by Alan Furst, lauded by The New York Times as “America’s preeminent spy novelist.” War is coming to Europe. French and German intelligence operatives are locked in a life-and-death struggle on the espionage battlefield. At the French embassy, the new military attaché, Colonel Jean-Francois Mercier, a decorated hero of the 1914 war, is drawn into a world of abduction, betrayal, and intrigue in the diplomatic salons and back alleys of Warsaw. At the same time, the handsome aristocrat finds himself in a passionate love affair with a Parisian woman of Polish heritage, a lawyer for the League of Nations. Colonel Mercier must work in the shadows, amid an extraordinary cast of venal and dangerous characters–Colonel Anton Vyborg of Polish military intelligence; the mysterious and sophisticated Dr. Lapp, senior German Abwehr officer in Warsaw; Malka and Viktor Rozen, at work for the Russian secret service; and Mercier’s brutal and vindictive opponent, Major August Voss of SS counterintelligence. And there are many more, some known to Mercier as spies, some never to be revealed. The Houston Chronicle has described Furst as “the greatest living writer of espionage fiction.” The Spies of Warsaw is his finest novel to date–the history precise, the writing evocative and powerful, more a novel about spies than a spy novel, exciting, atmospheric, erotic, and impossible to put down. “As close to heaven as popular fiction can get.” –Los Angeles Times, about The Foreign Correspondent “What gleams on the surface in Furst’s books is his vivid, precise evocation of mood, time, place, a letter-perfect re-creation of the quotidian details of World War II Europe that wraps around us like the rich fug of a wartime railway station.” –Time “A rich, deeply moving novel of suspense that is equal parts espionage thriller, European history and love story.” –Herbert Mitgang, The New York Times, about Dark Star “Some books you read. Others you live. They seep into your dreams and haunt your waking hours until eventually they seem the stuff of memory and experience. Such are the novels of Alan Furst, who uses the shadowy world of espionage to illuminate history and politics with immediacy.” –Nancy Pate, Orlando Sentinel

Constrained Principal Component Analysis and Related Techniques PDF Book By Yoshio Takane

Constrained Principal Component Analysis and Related Techniques

  • Author: Yoshio Takane
  • ISBN Code: : 1466556684
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Page : 251 pages
  • Genre : Mathematics
  • Reviews : 820 Readers
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In multivariate data analysis, regression techniques predict one set of variables from another while principal component analysis (PCA) finds a subspace of minimal dimensionality that captures the largest variability in the data. How can regression analysis and PCA be combined in a beneficial way? Why and when is it a good idea to combine them? What kind of benefits are we getting from them? Addressing these questions, Constrained Principal Component Analysis and Related Techniques shows how constrained PCA (CPCA) offers a unified framework for these approaches. The book begins with four concrete examples of CPCA that provide readers with a basic understanding of the technique and its applications. It gives a detailed account of two key mathematical ideas in CPCA: projection and singular value decomposition. The author then describes the basic data requirements, models, and analytical tools for CPCA and their immediate extensions. He also introduces techniques that are special cases of or closely related to CPCA and discusses several topics relevant to practical uses of CPCA. The book concludes with a technique that imposes different constraints on different dimensions (DCDD), along with its analytical extensions. MATLAB® programs for CPCA and DCDD as well as data to create the book’s examples are available on the author’s website.

The Politics of Pain: Postwar England and the Rise of Nationalism PDF Book By Fintan O'Toole

The Politics of Pain: Postwar England and the Rise of Nationalism

  • Author: Fintan O'Toole
  • ISBN Code: : 1631496468
  • Publisher : Liveright Publishing
  • Page : 256 pages
  • Genre : Political Science
  • Reviews : 690 Readers
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From one of the most perceptive observers of the English today comes a brilliantly insightful, mordantly funny account of their seemingly irrational embrace of nationalism. England’s recent lurch to the right appears to be but one example of the nationalist wave sweeping across the world, yet as acclaimed Irish critic Fintan O’Toole suggests in The Politics of Pain, it is, in reality, a phenomenon rooted in World War II. We must look not to the vagaries of the European Union but, instead, far back to the end of the British empire, if we hope to understand our most fraternal ally—and the royal mess in which the British now find themselves. O’Toole depicts a roiling nation that almost ludicrously dreams of a German invasion, if only to get the blood going, and that erupts in faux outrage over regulations on “prawn-flavored crisps.” A sympathetic yet unsparing observer, O’Toole asks: How did a great nation bring itself to the point of such willful self-harm? His answer represents one of the most profound portraits of the English since Sarah Lyall’s New York Times bestseller The Anglo Files.

How Not to Fall in Love, Actually PDF Book By Catherine Bennetto

How Not to Fall in Love, Actually

  • Author: Catherine Bennetto
  • ISBN Code: : 1471160017
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Page : 400 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 321 Readers
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A hilarious debut for all fans of Mhairi McFarlane and Lisa Owens. The perfect antidote for Valentine's Day! Life is 10% planning, 10% design and 80% totally winging it... Join Emma as she guides you through How Not to become accidentally knocked up at the age of 27, How Not to unceremoniously dump the father of your child, and then How Not to lose the job that (even though you hate it) is the only thing between you and being homeless... Hilarious and heart-warming, How Not to Fall in Love, Actually will make you laugh, make you cry, and will reassure you that perhaps your life is not that bad, actually... What people are saying about How Not to Fall in Love, Actually: ‘A charming, feel-good gem of a debut novel that’s guaranteed to leave you smiling… An honest narrative and a fresh voice to tell it… a great way to spend a lazy afternoon' CultureFly 'A phenomenal cast of characters and some real laugh out loud moments. Brilliant!' Heidi Swain, author of The Cherry Tree Cafe and Mince Pies and Mistletoe at the Christmas Market 'More bubbly than a big glass of champers and just as fun. How Not To Fall In Love, Actually is bright, breezy, and the perfect way to beat back the winter blues' Georgia Clark, author of The Regulars

Mixing Secrets for the Small Studio PDF Book By Mike Senior

Mixing Secrets for the Small Studio

  • Author: Mike Senior
  • ISBN Code: : 135136880X
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Page : 432 pages
  • Genre : Technology & Engineering
  • Reviews : 228 Readers
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Discover how to achieve release-quality mixes even in the smallest studios by applying power-user techniques from the world's most successful producers. Mixing Secrets for the Small Studio is the best-selling primer for small-studio enthusiasts who want chart-ready sonics in a hurry. Drawing on the back-room strategies of more than 160 famous names, this entertaining and down-to-earth guide leads you step-by-step through the entire mixing process. On the way, you'll unravel the mysteries of every type of mix processing, from simple EQ and compression through to advanced spectral dynamics and "fairy dust" effects. User-friendly explanations introduce technical concepts on a strictly need-to-know basis, while chapter summaries and assignments are perfect for school and college use. ▪ Learn the subtle editing, arrangement, and monitoring tactics which give industry insiders their competitive edge, and master the psychological tricks which protect you from all the biggest rookie mistakes. ▪ Find out where you don't need to spend money, as well as how to make a limited budget really count. ▪ Pick up tricks and tips from leading-edge engineers working on today's multi-platinum hits, including Derek "MixedByAli" Ali, Michael Brauer, Dylan "3D" Dresdow, Tom Elmhirst, Serban Ghenea, Jacquire King, the Lord-Alge brothers, Tony Maserati, Manny Marroquin, Noah "50" Shebib, Mark "Spike" Stent, DJ Swivel, Phil Tan, Andy Wallace, Young Guru, and many, many more... Now extensively expanded and updated, including new sections on mix-buss processing, mastering, and the latest advances in plug-in technology.

Heroic Failure PDF Book By Fintan O'Toole

Heroic Failure

  • Author: Fintan O'Toole
  • ISBN Code: : 178954100X
  • Publisher : Head of Zeus Ltd
  • Page : 304 pages
  • Genre : Political Science
  • Reviews : 417 Readers
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'A wildly entertaining but uncomfortable read ... Pitilessly brilliant' JONATHAN COE. 'There will not be much political writing in this or any other year that is carried off with such style' The Times. A TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR. 'A quite brilliant dissection of the cultural roots of the Brexit narrative' David Miliband. 'Hugely entertaining and engrossing' Roddy Doyle. 'Best book about the English that I've read for ages' Billy Bragg. A fierce, mordantly funny and perceptive book about the act of national self-harm known as Brexit. A great democratic country tears itself apart, and engages in the dangerous pleasures of national masochism. Trivial journalistic lies became far from trivial national obsessions; the pose of indifference to truth and historical fact came to define the style of an entire political elite; a country that once had colonies redefined itself as an oppressed nation requiring liberation. Fintan O'Toole also discusses the fatal attraction of heroic failure, once a self-deprecating cult in a hugely successful empire that could well afford the occasional disaster. Now failure is no longer heroic – it is just failure, and its terrible costs will be paid by the most vulnerable of Brexit's supporters. A new afterword lays out the essential reforms that are urgently needed if England is to have a truly democratic future and stable relations with its nearest neighbours.

The Madagaskar Plan PDF Book By Guy Saville

The Madagaskar Plan

  • Author: Guy Saville
  • ISBN Code: : 0805095969
  • Publisher : Henry Holt and Company
  • Page : 480 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 309 Readers
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Guy Saville's The Madagaskar Plan imagines a disturbing alternate history in which Nazi victory in World War II brings their "Final Solution" ever closer The year is 1953. There is peace in Europe, but a victorious Germany consolidates power in Africa. The lynchpin to its final solution is Madagaskar. Hitler has ordered the resettlement of European Jews to the remote island. British forces conspire to incite colony-wide revolt, resting their hopes on the expertise of Reuben Salois, an escaped leader of Jewish resistance. Ex-mercenary Burton Cole scours the island for his wife and child. But as chaos descends and the Nazis brutally suppress the nascent insurrection, Cole must decide whether he is master of-or at the mercy of-history. The Madagaskar Plan is alternate history of the highest order, a thriller of terrifying scope based on the Nazis' actual plans prior to the Holocaust.

Dutch Waffen-SS Legion & Brigade 1941–44 PDF Book By Massimiliano Afiero

Dutch Waffen-SS Legion & Brigade 1941–44

  • Author: Massimiliano Afiero
  • ISBN Code: : 147284033X
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Page : 48 pages
  • Genre : History
  • Reviews : 565 Readers
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Goebbels' 1941 propaganda campaign to present Germany's invasion of the USSR as a battle for European civilization against Asian barbarism convinced many men in occupied 'Germanic' European countries, such as Scandinavia and the Low Countries, to volunteer to fight on the Russian Front. One of the strongest national legions of such a kind was raised in the Netherlands, where it was supported by a large pro-Nazi movement led by Anton Mussert. The 3,000-man Netherlands Volunteer Legion fought on the Leningrad front in regimental strength, from the Red Army's winter 1941/42 counter-offensive until April 1943. The survivors were then reinforced to form a 5,500-strong Panzergrenadier Brigade, and after anti-partisan service in Croatia, they returned to Army Group North as part of Steiner's III SS Panzer Korps, fighting in the most arduous battles of 1943–44 until driven back into Pomerania. In the final months of the war the division formed the nucleus of the new 23rd SS Volunteer Panzergrenadier Division 'Nederland'. In this illustrated study of the Dutch Waffen-SS Legion and Brigade, specialist Massimiliano Afiero explores the full history of this important formation from its establishment in 1941 until it was incorporated into the 'Nederland' Division in 1944. Contemporary photographs and full-colour illustrations support the text and reveal key details including aspects of uniform and insignia.

Theory and Philosophy in Education Research PDF Book By John Quay,Jennifer Bleazby,Steven A. Stolz,Maurizio Toscano,R. Scott Webster

Theory and Philosophy in Education Research

  • Author: John Quay,Jennifer Bleazby,Steven A. Stolz,Maurizio Toscano,R. Scott Webster
  • ISBN Code: : 1351176099
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Page : 176 pages
  • Genre : Education
  • Reviews : 667 Readers
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The issue of methodology is a fundamental concern for all who engage in educational research. Presenting a series of methodological dialogues between eminent education researchers including Michael Apple, Gert Biesta, Penny Enslin, John Hattie, Nel Noddings, Michael Peters, Richard Pring and Paul Smeyers, this book explores the ways in which they have chosen and developed research methods to style their investigations and frame their arguments. These dialogues address the specialized and technical aspects of conducting educational research, conceptualize the relationship between methodology and theory, and provide in-depth discussion of concerns including falsifiability, openness, interpretation and researcher judgement. Foregrounding the researchers’ first-hand experience and knowledge, this book will provide future and current researchers with a deeper comprehension of the place of theory in education research. An illuminating resource for undergraduate and postgraduate researchers alike, Theory and Philosophy in Education Research confronts the intricate complexities of conducting education research in a highly engaging and accessible way.

The Chimp Paradox PDF Book By Steve Peters

The Chimp Paradox

  • Author: Steve Peters
  • ISBN Code: : 110161062X
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Page : 368 pages
  • Genre : Business & Economics
  • Reviews : 761 Readers
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Your inner Chimp can be your best friend or your worst enemy...this is the Chimp Paradox Do you sabotage your own happiness and success? Are you struggling to make sense of yourself? Do your emotions sometimes dictate your life? Dr. Steve Peters explains that we all have a being within our minds that can wreak havoc on every aspect of our lives—be it business or personal. He calls this being "the chimp," and it can work either for you or against you. The challenge comes when we try to tame the chimp, and persuade it to do our bidding. The Chimp Paradox contains an incredibly powerful mind management model that can help you be happier and healthier, increase your confidence, and become a more successful person. This book will help you to: —Recognize how your mind is working —Understand and manage your emotions and thoughts —Manage yourself and become the person you would like to be Dr. Peters explains the struggle that takes place within your mind and then shows you how to apply this understanding. Once you're armed with this new knowledge, you will be able to utilize your chimp for good, rather than letting your chimp run rampant with its own agenda.

Discovering Statistics Using IBM SPSS Statistics PDF Book By Andy Field

Discovering Statistics Using IBM SPSS Statistics

  • Author: Andy Field
  • ISBN Code: : 152644030X
  • Publisher : SAGE
  • Page : 816 pages
  • Genre : Social Science
  • Reviews : 942 Readers
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With an exciting new look, math diagnostic tool, and a research roadmap to navigate projects, this new edition of Andy Field's award-winning text offers a unique combination of humor and step-by-step instruction to make learning statistics compelling and accessible to even the most anxious of students. The Fifth Edition takes students from initial theory to regression, factor analysis, and multilevel modeling, fully incorporating IBM SPSS Statistics© version 25 and fascinating examples throughout. SAGE edge offers a robust online environment featuring an impressive array of free tools and resources for review, study, and further exploration, keeping both instructors and students on the cutting edge of teaching and learning. Course cartridges available for Blackboard and Moodle. Learn more at edge.sagepub.com/field5e Stay Connected Connect with us on Facebook and share your experiences with Andy's texts, check out news, access free stuff, see photos, watch videos, learn about competitions, and much more. Video Links Go behind the scenes and learn more about the man behind the book at Andy's YouTube channel Andy Field is the award winning author of An Adventure in Statistics: The Reality Enigma and is the recipient of the UK National Teaching Fellowship (2010), British Psychological Society book award (2006), and has been recognized with local and national teaching awards (University of Sussex, 2015, 2016).

Homological Mirror Symmetry and Tropical Geometry PDF Book By Ricardo Castano-Bernard,Fabrizio Catanese,Maxim Kontsevich,Tony Pantev,Yan Soibelman,Ilia Zharkov

Homological Mirror Symmetry and Tropical Geometry

  • Author: Ricardo Castano-Bernard,Fabrizio Catanese,Maxim Kontsevich,Tony Pantev,Yan Soibelman,Ilia Zharkov
  • ISBN Code: : 3319065149
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Page : 436 pages
  • Genre : Mathematics
  • Reviews : 841 Readers
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The relationship between Tropical Geometry and Mirror Symmetry goes back to the work of Kontsevich and Y. Soibelman (2000), who applied methods of non-archimedean geometry (in particular, tropical curves) to Homological Mirror Symmetry. In combination with the subsequent work of Mikhalkin on the “tropical” approach to Gromov-Witten theory and the work of Gross and Siebert, Tropical Geometry has now become a powerful tool. Homological Mirror Symmetry is the area of mathematics concentrated around several categorical equivalences connecting symplectic and holomorphic (or algebraic) geometry. The central ideas first appeared in the work of Maxim Kontsevich (1993). Roughly speaking, the subject can be approached in two ways: either one uses Lagrangian torus fibrations of Calabi-Yau manifolds (the so-called Strominger-Yau-Zaslow picture, further developed by Kontsevich and Soibelman) or one uses Lefschetz fibrations of symplectic manifolds (suggested by Kontsevich and further developed by Seidel). Tropical Geometry studies piecewise-linear objects which appear as “degenerations” of the corresponding algebro-geometric objects.

Photographs, Museums, Collections PDF Book By Elizabeth Edwards,Christopher Morton

Photographs, Museums, Collections

  • Author: Elizabeth Edwards,Christopher Morton
  • ISBN Code: : 1472533666
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Page : 272 pages
  • Genre : Art
  • Reviews : 422 Readers
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The status of photographs in the history of museum collections is a complex one. From its very beginnings the double capacity of photography - as a tool for making a visual record on the one hand and an aesthetic form in its own right on the other - has created tensions about its place in the hierarchy of museum objects. While major collections of 'art' photography have grown in status and visibility, photographs not designated 'art' are often invisible in museums. Yet almost every museum has photographs as part of its ecosystem, gathered as information, corroboration or documentation, shaping the understanding of other classes of objects, and many of these collections remain uncatalogued and their significance unrecognised. This volume presents a series of case studies on the historical collecting and usage of photographs in museums. Using critically informed empirical investigation, it explores substantive and historiographical questions such as what is the historical patterning in the way photographs have been produced, collected and retained by museums? How do categories of the aesthetic and evidential shape the history of collecting photographs? What has been the work of photographs in museums? What does an understanding of photograph collections add to our understanding of collections history more broadly? What are the methodological demands of research on photograph collections? The case studies cover a wide range of museums and collection types, from art galleries to maritime museums, national collections to local history museums, and international perspectives including Cuba, France, Germany, New Zealand, South Africa and the UK. Together they offer a fascinating insight into both the history of collections and collecting, and into the practices and poetics of archives across a range of disciplines, including the history of science, museum studies, archaeology and anthropology.

Ceramic Materials PDF Book By C. Barry Carter,M. Grant Norton

Ceramic Materials

  • Author: C. Barry Carter,M. Grant Norton
  • ISBN Code: : 0387462716
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Page : 716 pages
  • Genre : Technology & Engineering
  • Reviews : 963 Readers
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Ceramic Materials: Science and Engineering is an up-to-date treatment of ceramic science, engineering, and applications in a single, integrated text. Building on a foundation of crystal structures, phase equilibria, defects and the mechanical properties of ceramic materials, students are shown how these materials are processed for a broad diversity of applications in today's society. Concepts such as how and why ions move, how ceramics interact with light and magnetic fields, and how they respond to temperature changes are discussed in the context of their applications. References to the art and history of ceramics are included throughout the text. The text concludes with discussions of ceramics in biology and medicine, ceramics as gemstones and the role of ceramics in the interplay between industry and the environment. Extensively illustrated, the text also includes questions for the student and recommendations for additional reading. KEY FEATURES: Combines the treatment of bioceramics, furnaces, glass, optics, pores, gemstones, and point defects in a single text Provides abundant examples and illustrations relating theory to practical applications Suitable for advanced undergraduate and graduate teaching and as a reference for researchers in materials science Written by established and successful teachers and authors with experience in both research and industry

The Phoney Victory PDF Book By Peter Hitchens

The Phoney Victory

  • Author: Peter Hitchens
  • ISBN Code: : 1786724286
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Page : 288 pages
  • Genre : History
  • Reviews : 744 Readers
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Was World War II really the `Good War'? In the years since the declaration of peace in 1945 many myths have sprung up around the conflict in the victorious nations. In this book, Peter Hitchens deconstructs the many fables which have become associated with the narrative of the `Good War'. Whilst not criticising or doubting the need for war against Nazi Germany at some stage, Hitchens does query whether September 1939 was the right moment, or the independence of Poland the right issue. He points out that in the summer of 1939 Britain and France were wholly unprepared for a major European war and that this quickly became apparent in the conflict that ensued. He also rejects the retroactive claim that Britain went to war in 1939 to save the Jewish population of Europe. On the contrary, the beginning and intensification of war made it easier for Germany to begin the policy of mass murder in secret as well as closing most escape routes. In a provocative, but deeply-researched book, Hitchens questions the most common assumptions surrounding World War II, turning on its head the myth of Britain's role in a `Good War'.

Bloomsbury Good Reading Guide PDF Book By Nick Rennison

Bloomsbury Good Reading Guide

  • Author: Nick Rennison
  • ISBN Code: : 1408103540
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Page : 544 pages
  • Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Reviews : 390 Readers
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Deciding what to read next when you've just finished an unputdownable novel can be a daunting task. The Bloomsbury Good Reading Guide features hundreds of authors and thousands of titles, with navigation features to lead you on a rich journey through some the best literature to grace our shelves. This greatly expanded edition includes the latest contemporary authors and landmark novels, an expanded non-fiction section, a timeline setting historical events against literary milestones, prize-winner and book club lists. An accessible and easy-to-read guide that no serious book lover should be without. "The essential guide to the wild uncharted world of contemporary and 20th century writing." Robert McCrum, The Observer

Tracing Topographies: Revisiting the Concentration Camps Seventy Years after the Liberation of Auschwitz PDF Book By Joanne Pettitt,Vered Weiss

Tracing Topographies: Revisiting the Concentration Camps Seventy Years after the Liberation of Auschwitz

  • Author: Joanne Pettitt,Vered Weiss
  • ISBN Code: : 1351789651
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Page : 184 pages
  • Genre : History
  • Reviews : 311 Readers
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Seventy years on from the liberation of Auschwitz, the contributions collected in this volume each attempt, in various ways and from various perspectives, to trace the relationship between Nazi-occupied spaces and Holocaust memory, considering the multitude of ways in which the passing of time impacts upon, or shapes, cultural constructions of space. Accordingly, this volume does not consider topographies merely in relation to geographical landscapes but, rather, as markers of allusions and connotations that must be properly eked out. Since space and time are intertwined, if not, in fact, one and the same, an investigation of the spaces – the locations of horror – in relation to the passing of time might provide some manner of comprehension of one of the most troubling moments in human history. It is with this understanding of space, as fluid sites of memory that the contributors of this volume engage: these are the kind of shifting topographies that we are seeking to trace. This book was originally published as a special issue of Holocaust Studies: A Journal of Culture and History.

Some Kind of Hero PDF Book By Matthew Field,Ajay Chowdhury,George Lazenby

Some Kind of Hero

  • Author: Matthew Field,Ajay Chowdhury,George Lazenby
  • ISBN Code: : 0750966505
  • Publisher : The History Press
  • Page : 480 pages
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reviews : 291 Readers
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Updated to include the road to Bond 25For over 50 years, Albert R. Broccoli’s Eon Productions has navigated the ups and downs of the volatile British film industry, enduring both critical wrath and acclaim in equal measure for its now legendary James Bond series. Latterly, this family-run business has been crowned with box office gold and recognised by motion picture academies around the world. However, it has not always been plain sailing.Changing financial regimes forced 007 to relocate to France and Mexico; changing fashions and politics led to box office disappointments; and changing studio regimes and business disputes all but killed the franchise. And the rise of competing action heroes has constantly questioned Bond’s place in popular culture.But against all odds the filmmakers continue to wring new life from the series, and 2012’s Skyfall saw both huge critical and commercial success, crowning 007 as the undisputed king of the action genre. Now, with Daniel Craig back for a fifth turn as Ian Fleming’s spy in October 2019, Bond’s reign shows no signs of diminishing.Some Kind of Hero recounts this remarkable story, from its origins in the early fifties right through to the present day, and draws on over a hundred unpublished interviews with the cast and crew of this iconic series.

Summary of Fintan O'Toole's Heroic Failure PDF Book By Everest Media

Summary of Fintan O'Toole's Heroic Failure

  • Author: Everest Media
  • ISBN Code: : N.a
  • Publisher : Everest Media LLC
  • Page : 27 pages
  • Genre : Political Science
  • Reviews : 825 Readers
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Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Sample Book Insights: #1 Brexit makes sense for a nation that feels sorry for itself. The more highly we think of ourselves, the sorrier we feel for ourselves when we do not get what we know we deserve. Self-pity is the only emotion that can bring these two things together. #2 The British were entitled to a national grudge after they had been on the winning side in the two great twentieth-century wars, and they had suffered economic stagnation. They had lost their empire, become bankrupt, and had their pretensions as a world power brutally exposed in the Suez Crisis of 1956. #3 When the six countries of the Iron and Steel Community met at Messina on 7 November 1955, Britain was invited to join them. It sent a minor official, Russell Bretherton, under-secretary of the Board of Trade. He delivered his verdict: the future treaty had no chance of being agreed, and if it was agreed it would have no chance of being ratified. #4 The English Kingdom of Europe did not come into being. The country was not superior morally or culturally, and yet it still felt it was superior. Brexit was meant to resolve this conflict by fusing these two contradictory moods into a single emotion: the pleasurable self-pity in which one can feel both horribly hard done by and exceptionally grand.