History of Operations Research in the United States Army: 1942-62

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Author: Charles R. Shrader

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Military art and science

Page: N.A

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'History of Operations Research in the United States Army,' a comprehensive 3-volume set with each volume covering a different time span, offers insights into the natural tension between military leaders and civilian scientists, the establishment and growth of Army Operations Research (OR) organizations, the use of OR techniques, and the many contributions that OR managers and analysts have made to the growth and improvement of the Army since 1942.

Clinical Research in Occupational Therapy

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Author: Martin Rice,Susan K. Cutler

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1111643318

Category: Medical

Page: 624

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Thoroughly updated, the 5th edition of CLINICAL RESEARCH IN OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY enables the graduate student and clinical researcher to design and carry out a research study from the formulation of a research hypothesis to collecting data utilizing user friendly step-by-step procedures. An introductory chapter on the history of medical research aquaints the student with the relationship between research and clinical practice. Step-by-step procedures and examples are used throughout to guide the student through the process of selecting a topic, reviewing literature, designing research protocols, selecting outcome measures, implementing research, and writing the results. Descriptive and inferential statistics are explained in a step-by-step procedure, and examples of qualitative and quantitative research are included so as to provide the student with tools to conduct their own research and evaluate current research data. A section on writing questionnaires and surveys helps students construct reliable and valid instruments, and information on scientific writing and thesis preparation is presented. Additionally, ethical considerations for informed consent are addressed, with examples of consent forms included. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Defeating Japan

The Joint Chiefs of Staff and Strategy in the Pacific War, 1943–1945

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Author: Charles F. Brower

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137025220

Category: History

Page: 220

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This book argues that American strategists in the Joint Chiefs of Staff were keenly aware of the inseparability of political and military aspects of strategy in the fight against Japan in World War II. They understood that war not only has political sources, it also has political purposes that establish the war's objectives and help to define the nature of the peace to follow. They understood that policy was the 'guiding intelligence' for war, in Clausewitzian terms, and that to attempt to approach strategic problems was nonsensical.

Army History

The Professional Bulletin of Army History

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Author: Center of Military History

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Military history

Page: N.A

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Army History

The Professional Bulletin of Army History

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Military history

Page: N.A

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Southern Water, Southern Power

How the Politics of Cheap Energy and Water Scarcity Shaped a Region

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Author: Christopher J. Manganiello

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 1469620065

Category: Nature

Page: 320

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Why has the American South--a place with abundant rainfall--become embroiled in intrastate wars over water? Why did unpredictable flooding come to characterize southern waterways, and how did a region that seemed so rich in this all-important resource become derailed by drought and the regional squabbling that has tormented the arid American West? To answer these questions, policy expert and historian Christopher Manganiello moves beyond the well-known accounts of flooding in the Mississippi Valley and irrigation in the West to reveal the contested history of southern water. From the New South to the Sun Belt eras, private corporations, public utilities, and political actors made a region-defining trade-off: The South would have cheap energy, but it would be accompanied by persistent water insecurity. Manganiello's compelling environmental history recounts stories of the people and institutions that shaped this exchange and reveals how the use of water and power in the South has been challenged by competition, customers, constituents, and above all, nature itself.

A Tragedy of Democracy

Japanese Confinement in North America

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Author: Greg Robinson

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231520123

Category: History

Page: 408

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The confinement of some 120,000 Japanese Americans during World War II, often called the Japanese American internment, has been described as the worst official civil rights violation of modern U. S. history. Greg Robinson not only offers a bold new understanding of these events but also studies them within a larger time frame and from a transnational perspective. Drawing on newly discovered material, Robinson provides a backstory of confinement that reveals for the first time the extent of the American government's surveillance of Japanese communities in the years leading up to war and the construction of what officials termed "concentration camps" for enemy aliens. He also considers the aftermath of confinement, including the place of Japanese Americans in postwar civil rights struggles, the long movement by former camp inmates for redress, and the continuing role of the camps as touchstones for nationwide commemoration and debate. Most remarkably, A Tragedy of Democracy is the first book to analyze official policy toward West Coast Japanese Americans within a North American context. Robinson studies confinement on the mainland alongside events in wartime Hawaii, where fears of Japanese Americans justified Army dictatorship, suspension of the Constitution, and the imposition of military tribunals. He similarly reads the treatment of Japanese Americans against Canada's confinement of 22,000 citizens and residents of Japanese ancestry from British Columbia. A Tragedy of Democracy recounts the expulsion of almost 5,000 Japanese from Mexico's Pacific Coast and the poignant story of the Japanese Latin Americans who were kidnapped from their homes and interned in the United States. Approaching Japanese confinement as a continental and international phenomenon, Robinson offers a truly kaleidoscopic understanding of its genesis and outcomes. The confinement of some 120,000 Japanese Americans during World War II, often called the Japanese American internment, has been described as the worst official civil rights violation of modern U. S. history. Greg Robinson not only offers a bold new understanding of these events but also studies them within a larger time frame and from a transnational perspective. Drawing on newly discovered material, Robinson provides a backstory of confinement that reveals for the first time the extent of the American government's surveillance of Japanese communities in the years leading up to war and the construction of what officials termed "concentration camps" for enemy aliens. He also considers the aftermath of confinement, including the place of Japanese Americans in postwar civil rights struggles, the long movement by former camp inmates for redress, and the continuing role of the camps as touchstones for nationwide commemoration and debate. Most remarkably, A Tragedy of Democracy is the first book to analyze official policy toward West Coast Japanese Americans within a North American context. Robinson studies confinement on the mainland alongside events in wartime Hawaii, where fears of Japanese Americans justified Army dictatorship, suspension of the Constitution, and the imposition of military tribunals. He similarly reads the treatment of Japanese Americans against Canada's confinement of 22,000 citizens and residents of Japanese ancestry from British Columbia. A Tragedy of Democracy recounts the expulsion of almost 5,000 Japanese from Mexico's Pacific Coast and the poignant story of the Japanese Latin Americans who were kidnapped from their homes and interned in the United States. Approaching Japanese confinement as a continental and international phenomenon, Robinson offers a truly kaleidoscopic understanding of its genesis and outcomes.

Military Misfortunes

The Anatomy of Failure in War

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Author: Eliot A. Cohen

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780679732969

Category: History

Page: 296

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Examines the three types of misfortune--failure to learn, to anticipate, and to adapt--and shows their implication in a variety of defeats in the twentieth century.

Dictionary of International Biography

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography

Page: N.A

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A biographical record of contemporary achievement together with a key to the location of the original biographical notes.

Biographical Directory

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Author: American Political Science Association

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political science

Page: N.A

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Who's who in the South and Southwest

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Author: Marquis Who's Who, LLC

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Southern States

Page: N.A

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Includes names from the States of Alabama, Arkansas, the District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia, and Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

Who's who in the West

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Canada, Western

Page: N.A

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Including Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming, and in Canada, the provinces of Alberta, British Columbia, and Saskatchewan.

Das Ende

Kampf bis in den Untergang - NS-Deutschland 1944/45

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Author: Ian Kershaw

Publisher: DVA

ISBN: 3641128099

Category: History

Page: 704

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Das apokalyptische Finale des »Dritten Reiches« In der Endphase des Zweiten Weltkriegs glich das Leben in Deutschland einem Albtraum, die Städte lagen in Trümmern, Millionen von Menschen waren tot. Warum kämpften die Deutschen bis zum bitteren Ende weiter? Ian Kershaw schildert die letzten Monate des »Dritten Reichs«, vom Attentat auf Hitler im Juli 1944 bis zur Kapitulation im Mai 1945, und zeichnet dabei meisterhaft das Räderwerk nach, das das nationalsozialistische Herrschaftssystem bis zum Schluss in Gang hielt. Das »Dritte Reich« kämpfte nicht nur bis zum bitteren Ende, bis zur totalen Niederlage, es funktionierte auch bis zum Schluss. Bis die Rote Armee vor den Pforten der Reichskanzlei stand, wurde die öffentliche Ordnung in Deutschland, das täglich ein Stück mehr unter alliierte Besatzung geriet, weitgehend aufrechterhalten. Löhne wurden gezahlt und die Verwaltung arbeitete – wenngleich unter großen Schwierigkeiten – weiter. Aber warum war das so? Zentral bei der Frage nach Antworten, warum das Regime so lange durchhalten konnte, sind die Strukturen von Hitlers Herrschaft und die Mentalitäten, die sie untermauerten.

Hitlers Volksstaat

Raub, Rassenkrieg und nationaler Sozialismus

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Author: Götz Aly

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104026068

Category: History

Page: 480

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***Wie der einfache Deutsche vom Raubzug der Nationalsozialisten profitierte**** Götz Aly ist einer der wichtigsten und provokantesten NS-Forscher. Hier schreibt er über die hemmungslose Ausplünderung Europas durch die Nationalsozialisten - von der Millionen einfache Deutsche profitierten. Während des Zweiten Weltkrieges verwandelte die Regierung Hitler den Staat in eine Raubmaschine ohne Beispiel. Die große Mehrheit der Deutschen stellte sie mit sozialpolitischen Wohltaten, guter Versorgung und kleinen Steuergeschenken ruhig. Die Kosten dieser Gefälligkeitsdiktatur hatten Millionen von Europäern zu tragen, deren Besitz und Existenzgrundlagen enteignet wurden. Die Erlöse aus dem Verkauf von jüdischen Vermögen überall in Europa flossen in die deutsche Kriegskasse und damit auch in die Taschen der Soldaten. Lange beschwiegen, werden hier endlich die Vorteile, welche die deutsche »Volksgemeinschaft« aus den Verbrechen des Nationalsozialismus, aus dem Krieg und der Ermordung der Juden zog, schonungslos dargestellt.