Bushworld: Enter at Your Own Risk


Author: Maureen Dowd

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101220627

Category: Political Science

Page: 560

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The New York Times Bestseller by the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist! “I think what’s important for you to know is that I feel I know what to do. I really do. I may not be able to tell you exactly the nuance of the East Timorian situation, but I’ll ask Condi Rice or I’ll ask Paul Wolfowitz or I’ll ask Dick Cheney. I’ll ask the people who’ve had experience.”—George W. Bush, June 13, 1999 For the past two decades, Maureen Dowd has trained her binoculars—and her scorching wit—on the Bush dynasty. Here, she explores and dissects the entire story, in all its Oedipal, Orwellian, Shakespearean glory. Drawing from her New York Times column, with a new introductory essay, she journeys to Maine, Texas, Washington, old Europe, new Europe, and Saudi Arabia, chronicling both father and son as well as the cast of characters surrounding them. For any reader who cares about America, it’s essential reading. As Dowd says about Bushworld: “It’s their reality. We only live and die in it.” “Scathingly funny…Others cover the same waterfront, but Dowd’s keen dramatization of complex situations, uncannily biting caricatures and merciless re-spinning of spin set her far apart from the pack.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)

The Blue Salon and Other Follies

A Jewish Boyhood in 1930S' Rural Germany


Author: Vernon Katz

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 146532612X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 460

View: 8383

The Blue Salon and Other Follies vividly recounts the 1930s childhood of Vernon Katz in Lippe, Germany. Through the eyes of an observant young boy, the author reveals how Jewish life in a country town gradually eroded as the Nazis came to power. With a dry wit, the author recaptures his childhood and family life through light-hearted anecdotes and pictures, as well as dramatic events, including his mothers escapes from imprisonment and death by the Nazis. The title, The Blue Salon and Other Follies refers to the inability of Vernon Katzs parents in the early years of Nazi rule to comprehend the dangers that lie ahead. Rooted in German soil and having built a successful brush factory together, they think it is all a passing phase. Fifteen months after Hitlers rise to power, when a tribute to Vernon Katz father appears in a German business journal, his mother joyfully redecorates the house and creates the luxurious blue salon. When the Nuremberg Laws are enacted, the situation darkens. Vernon Katz, at age ten, is stoned, persecuted and terrified by his Nazi teachers. Ultimately, on Kristallnacht, the authors father is imprisoned at the Buchenwald concentration camp. The family doctor sends Mrs. Katz to a mental institution to protect her from the Gestapo. As the Nazis grow even more insidious, the family must take desperate measures to try to save themselves. The Blue Salon and Other Follies lovingly recreates small-town Jewish life in Germany before World War II and dramatically depicts the persecution, struggles and ultimate survival of one Jewish family. A literary gem and an unforgettable read,The Blue Salon and Other Follies will make you laugh and cry. It is a universal coming-of-age tale in which a boy fights adversity with courage and humor.

The Last Gentleman of the SAS

A Moving Testimony from the First Allied Officer to Enter Belsen at the End of the Second World War


Author: John Randall,M J Trow

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1780578342

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

View: 1883

In 1945, John Randall was the first Allied officer to enter Bergen-Belsen – the concentration camp that would reveal the horrors of the Holocaust to the world. Randall was one of that league of extraordinary gentlemen handpicked for suicidally dangerous missions behind enemy lines in North Africa, Italy, France and Germany throughout the Second World War. He was a man of his class and of his times. He hated the Germans, liked the French and was unimpressed by the Americans and the Arabs. He was an outrageous flirt, as might be expected of a man who served in Phantom alongside film stars David Niven and Hugh Williams. He played rugby with Paddy Mayne, the larger-than-life colonel of the SAS and winner of four DSOs. He pushed Randolph Churchill, son of the Prime Minister, out of an aeroplane. He wined and dined in nightclubs as part of the generation that lived for each day because they might not see another. This extraordinary true story, partly based on previously unpublished diaries, presents a different slant on that mighty war through the eyes of a restless young man eager for action and adventure.

Orphan Quest

A Tale from the Planet of Legends


Author: KE Milrona

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1465332480

Category: Fiction

Page: 217

View: 3599

Coerced by the enigmatic Rum Lin, Jason must find a way to triumph over an ancient evil. To do this, he must find seven objects and reform the White Dragon of Ages Past. Jasons only hope of returning home is to keep his true identity secret. Even from his companions: Razen, a stalwart soldier with a penchant for languages; the silent Kinet, a young Daryndel; and Flipp, a sharp-tongued redhead, whos secretive past captures Jasons heart. This epic tale takes place on Planet of Legends, a magical world unlike ours yet with echoes of familiarity riddled throughout its vibrant land. Look for the continuation of this saga in DOT (December 2011).

Disaster Losses Kit


Author: United States. Internal Revenue Service

Publisher: N.A


Category: Income tax deductions for losses

Page: N.A

View: 6955

Code Complete


Author: Steve McConnell

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 0735636974

Category: Computers

Page: 960

View: 1622

Widely considered one of the best practical guides to programming, Steve McConnell’s original CODE COMPLETE has been helping developers write better software for more than a decade. Now this classic book has been fully updated and revised with leading-edge practices—and hundreds of new code samples—illustrating the art and science of software construction. Capturing the body of knowledge available from research, academia, and everyday commercial practice, McConnell synthesizes the most effective techniques and must-know principles into clear, pragmatic guidance. No matter what your experience level, development environment, or project size, this book will inform and stimulate your thinking—and help you build the highest quality code. Discover the timeless techniques and strategies that help you: Design for minimum complexity and maximum creativity Reap the benefits of collaborative development Apply defensive programming techniques to reduce and flush out errors Exploit opportunities to refactor—or evolve—code, and do it safely Use construction practices that are right-weight for your project Debug problems quickly and effectively Resolve critical construction issues early and correctly Build quality into the beginning, middle, and end of your project

The Face of Battle

A Study of Agincourt, Waterloo, and the Somme


Author: John Keegan

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440673993

Category: History

Page: 368

View: 9312

Master military historian John Keegan’s groundbreaking analysis of combat and warfare The Face of Battle is military history from the battlefield: a look at the direct experience of individuals at the "point of maximum danger." Without the myth-making elements of rhetoric and xenophobia, and breaking away from the stylized format of battle descriptions, John Keegan has written what is probably the definitive model for military historians. And in his scrupulous reassessment of three battles representative of three different time periods, he manages to convey what the experience of combat meant for the participants, whether they were facing the arrow cloud at the battle of Agincourt, the musket balls at Waterloo, or the steel rain of the Somme. “The best military historian of our generation.” –Tom Clancy

The Visible and the Invisible in the Interplay between Philosophy, Literature and Reality


Author: Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401004854

Category: Philosophy

Page: 329

View: 6881

Merleau-Ponty's categories of the visible and the invisible are investigated afresh and with originality in this penetrating collection of literary and philosophical inquiries. Going beyond the traditional and current references to the mental and the sensory, mind and body, perceptual content and the abstract ideas conveyed in language, etc., these studies range from the `hidden spheres of reality', to the play of the visible and the invisible left as traces in works of human genius, the origins of intellect and language, the real and the imaginary in literature, and the `hidden realities' in the philosophy of the everyday world. These literary and philosophical probings collectively reveal the role of this disjoined/conjoined pairing in the ontopoietic establishment of reality, that is, in the manifestation of the logos of life. In tandem they bring to light the hidden play of the visible and the invisible in the emergence of our vital, societal, intimate, intellectual, and creative involvements.

Systems Analysis and Design in a Changing World


Author: John Satzinger,Robert Jackson,Stephen D. Burd

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1423902289

Category: Computers

Page: 704

View: 2936

SYSTEMS ANALYSIS AND DESIGN IN A CHANGING WORLD teaches the conceptual technical and managerial foundations for systems analysis design and implementation, as well as project management principles for systems development projects. The fifth edition continues the book’s popular format of teaching both approaches to systems analysis and design: the traditional (structured) and the object-oriented (OO). This new edition offers expanded coverage of the object-oriented approach to design in two newly formed chapters, with Chapter 11 concentrating on principles and Chapter 12 covering use case realizations in depth. New and enhanced coverage of project management also teaches important issues related to adaptive projects as well as the traditional predictive approach to projects. Added perspective is provided for students via the running case studies and Best Practices feature. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Teaching with Confidence

A Guide to Enhancing Teacher Self-Esteem


Author: Denis Lawrence

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761963318

Category: Education

Page: 96

View: 9326

`The book is an ideal companion for the newly qualified teacher or for colleagues unfamiliar with social psychological concepts and basic communication theory' - ELAN Teaching with Confidence shows how to combat the stress and low self-esteem suffered by many teachers. Denis Lawrence focuses on the relationship between stress and self-esteem, and sets out a programme of easy-to-use everyday strategies to reduce stress and enhance self-esteem. The author, previously Chief Educational Psychologist for Somerset, has worked with teachers in Somerset, Cornwall and Australia. He has extensive experience of running workshops on the topics of self- esteem enhancement, behavioural difficulties, counse

Register of Debates in Congress

Comprising the Leading Debates and Incidents of the Second Session of the Eighteenth Congress: [Dec. 6, 1824, to the First Session of the Twenty-fifth Congress, Oct. 16, 1837] Together with an Appendix, Containing the Most Important State Papers and Public Documents to which the Session Has Given Birth: to which are Added, the Laws Enacted During the Session, with a Copious Index to the Whole ..


Author: United States. Congress

Publisher: N.A


Category: United States

Page: N.A

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Asset Management

A Systematic Approach to Factor Investing


Author: Andrew Ang

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019938231X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 368

View: 4990

In Asset Management: A Systematic Approach to Factor Investing, Professor Andrew Ang presents a comprehensive, new approach to the age-old problem of where to put your money. Years of experience as a finance professor and a consultant have led him to see that what matters aren't asset class labels, but instead the bundles of overlapping risks they represent. Factor risks must be the focus of our attention if we are to weather market turmoil and receive the rewards that come with doing so. Clearly written yet full of the latest research and data, Asset Management is indispensable reading for trustees, professional money managers, smart private investors, and business students who want to understand the economics behind factor risk premiums, to harvest them efficiently in their portfolios, and to embark on the search for true alpha.

The Literary Gazette

A Weekly Journal of Literature, Science, and the Fine Arts


Author: William Jerdan,William Ring Workman,Frederick Arnold,John Morley,Charles Wycliffe Goodwin

Publisher: N.A



Page: N.A

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Speculations IV

Speculations: a Journal of Speculative Realism


Author: Michael Austin, Paul John Ennis, Fabio Gironi, Thomas Gokey, Robert Jackson (eds.),Speculations Journal

Publisher: punctum books

ISBN: 0615797865


Page: 122

View: 2629

With this special issue of Speculations, the editors wanted to challenge the contested term "speculative realism,"offering scholars who have some involvement with it a space to voice their opinions of the network of ideas commonly associated with the name. Whilst undoubtedly born under speculative realist auspices, Speculations has never tried to be the gospel of a dogmatic speculative realist church, but rather instead to cultivate the best theoretical lines sprouting from the resurgence, in the last few years, of those speculative and realist concerns attempting to break free from some of the most stringent constraints of critique. Sociologist Randall Collins observed that, unlike other fields of intellectual inquiry, "[p]hilosophy has the peculiarity of periodically shifting its own grounds, but always in the direction of claiming or at least seeking the standpoint of greatest generality and importance." If this is the case, to deny that a shift of grounds has indeed become manifest in these early decades of the twenty-first century would be, at best, a sign of a severe lack of philosophical sensitivity. On the other hand, whether or not this shift has been towards greater importance (and in respect to what?) is not only a legitimate but a necessary question to ask. Whatever the intrinsic value in the name, the contributors to this volume have all engaged, more or less directly, with a critical analysis of the vices and virtues of "speculative realism": from the extent to which its adversarial stance towards previous philosophical stances is justified to whether it succeeds (or fails) to address satisfactorily the concerns that ostensibly motivate it, through to an assessment of the methods of dissemination of its core ideas. The contributions are divided in two sections, titled "Reflections" and "Proposals," describing, with some inevitable overlap, two kinds of approach to the question of speculative realism: one geared towards its retrospective and its critical appraisal, and the other concerned with the positive proposition of alternative or parallel approaches to it. It is believed that the final result, in its heterogeneity, will be of better service to the philosophical community than a dubiously univocal descriptive recapitulation of "speculative realist tenets." Speculations IV includes: Editorial Introduction - PART 1. REFLECTIONS: Lee Braver, "On Not Settling the Issue of Realism" - Levi R. Bryant, "Politics and Speculative Realism" - Graham Harman, "The Current State of Speculative Realism" - Eileen A. Joy, "Weird Reading" - Adam Kotsko, "A Dangerous Supplement: Speculative Realism, Academic Blogging, and the Future of Philosophy" - Christopher Norris, "Speculative Realism: Interim Report with Just a Few Caveats" - Jon Roffe, "The Future of an Illusion" - Daniel Sacilotto, "Realism and Representation: On the Ontological Turn" /// PART 2. PROPOSALS: Jeffrey A. Bell, "The World is an Egg: Realism, Mathematics, and the Thresholds of Difference" - Manuel DeLanda, "Ontological Commitments" - Markus Gabriel, "The Meaning of 'Existence' and the Contingency of Sense" - Peter Gratton, "Post-Deconstructive Realism: It's About Time" - Adrian Johnston, "Points of Forced Freedom: Eleven (More) Theses on Materialism" - Paul M. Livingston, "Realism and the Infinite" - John Mullarkey, "How to Behave Like a Non-Philosopher, Or, Speculative Versus Revisionary Metaphysics" - Dylan Trigg, "The Horror of Darkness: Toward an Unhuman Phenomenology"