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Global Mission

by General H. H. “Hap” Arnold

"Hap" Arnold, Commander-in-Chief of the greatest Air Force the world has ever seen, tells the story of his life, of how our air power was developed and of the great decisions and operations of World War II."(Hap Arnold was) a dedicated officer in a specialized field,...and at the same time, a human being, a warm-hearted, loyal, mercurial, flamboyantly belligerent fellow who didn't care who he took on in battle."--Robert A. Lovett

Rangers And Sovereignty

by Dan W. Roberts

A gripping slice of Americana, telling the exciting tale of Texas Ranger Daniel Webster Roberts' Ranger service. As Captain of Company D, this book details the social life of the rangers, their relations with frontier society, their food, dress, and entertainment."We set out in this writing to record the work of Company "D", Frontier Battalion, not for any selfish consideration. But, being almost importuned by our real friends to do so, we thought we could tell what we really know to be true in a way that might spin out a thread strong enough to bind together an intelligent idea of the needs of that service, how the service was performed, and at least a vision of the final disposition of the horrid Indian question. Our egotism doesn't lead us to say that Texas did it all; but our little part is richly treasured in the archives of our "native heath"--Texas. Our sorrows are there, also, in many a grave not even marked by human hands to show where our brave defenders met death--yielding the last sacrifice in defense of Texas."

Speaking Of Indians

by Ella Cara Deloria Vine Deloria Jr.

Beginning with a general discussion of American Indian origins, language families, and culture areas, Deloria then focuses on her own people, the Dakotas, and the intricate kinship system that governed all aspects of their life. She writes, "Exacting and unrelenting obedience to kinship demands made the Dakotas a most kind, unselfish people, always acutely aware of those about them and innately courteous."Deloria goes on to show the painful transition to reservations and how the holdover of the kinship system worked against Indians trying to follow white notions of progress and success. Her ideas about what both races must do to participate fully in American life are as cogent now as when they were first written.Originally published in 1944, "Speaking of Indians" is an important source of information about Dakota culture and a classic in its elegant clarity of insight.

Born Of The Sun

by John H. Culp

Set shortly after the Civil War, this distinguished novel tells the story of a boy starting a new life in the Concho country of Northwest Texas."An epic novel of frontier life--'BORN OF THE SUN' is...continuously dramatic and entertaining. It belongs on the same shelf with the novels of Alan Le May and A. B. Guthrie, Jr."--New York Times"A book any red-blooded American should be proud to read, and we guarantee he'll be well entertained."--NEW HAVEN REGISTER"True Americana, filled with the exuberance and hardy spirit of the pioneers."--ROANOKE TIMES"A magnificent book."--Dorothy M. Johnson"Strong adult fiction...superb reading...authentic story."--DENVER SUNDAY POST"One of the most vivid and refreshing novels of the southwest to come along in recent years."--TULSA SUNDAY WORLD"A permanent addition to enduring Texas fiction."--DALLAS TIMES HERALD

Land of Enchantment: Memoirs of Marian Russell Along The Santa Fé Trail

by Marion Sloan Russell

Few of the great overland highways of America have known such a wealth of color and romance as that which surrounded the Santa Fé Trail. For over four centuries the dust-gray and muddy-red trail felt the moccasined tread of Comanches, Apaches, Cheyennes, and Arapahoes. These soft footfalls were replaced by the bold harsh clang of the armored conqueror, Coronado, and by a host of Spanish explorers and soldiers seeking the gold of fabled Quivira. Black and brown-robed priests, armed only with the cross, were followed in turn by bearded buckskin-clad fur traders and mountain men, by canny Indian traders, and lean, weather-beaten drovers with great herds of long-horned cattle. [...]The story dictated in such vivid detail by Marian Sloan Russell is a unique and valuable eyewitness account by a sensitive, intelligent girl who grew to maturity on the kaleidoscopic Santa Fé Trail. "Maid Marian," as she was known by the freighters and soldiers, made five round-trip crossings of the trail before settling down to live her adult life along its deeply rutted traces.--From Foreword"When it was first published in 1954, Marian Russell's Land of Enchantment was praised as an outstanding memoir of life on the Santa Fe Trail...Now readers everywhere can enjoy Mrs. Russell's recollections,... And those readers will discover that Mrs. Russell described much more than just life on the Trail. Indeed her memoirs cover virtually every aspect of life in the West...--Southwest Review"These memoirs reveal a strong, energetic woman whose perceptions of old Santa Fe and pioneer life on the trail paint a vivid picture of the nineteenth-century West. The unusual and exact details which Marian Russell recalls make her story enthrallingly real."--American West

The Secrets of Picking a College (and Getting In!)

by Jeremy S. Hyman Lynn F. Jacobs Jonah T. Hyman Jeffrey Durso-Finley

Two award-winning professors, a former admissions officer at a major university (now a counselor at a prestigious high school), and a gifted high school senior (now in the throes of the college admissions process himself) team up to offer you over 600 tips, techniques, and strategies to help you get in to the college of your choice. Comprehensive, yet easy-to-read, this book will teach you: How to size up the colleges you're considering--and come up with a coherent list. What are college nights, college fairs, and college rep visits--and how you can use each to your advantage. What are "holistic," "contextualized," and "legacy" admissions--and how each can work for you. How some schools count "demonstrated interest"--and how you can take advantage of this little-known fact. What are Early Decision, Early Action, and Single-Choice Early Action--and whether any is right for you. How to figure out the true costs of college, and what is the difference between "need-" and "merit-based" aid. What it means when colleges say they meet "100% of demonstrated financial aid" and what "loan-free" means. When and how to make campus visits--and what to do on each. How to prepare for each section of the ACT or SAT--and how to increase your scores. What admissions officers are looking for in your application--and how to give it to them. How to write the all-important Common App essay--and present your extra-curricular activities. How to prepare for an alumni interview--and present yourself in the best light. Whom to ask for letters-of-recommendation--and how to help them write the best possible letter. How to compare your final offers--and, in some cases, substantially improve them. When it's good to wait out the "wait list"--and when not. -and much, much more. When you understand the college admissions process, you can maximize your chance of success. Why not put yourself ahead of the pack?

Scammed: How to Save Your Money and Find Better Service in a World of Schemes, Swindles, and Shady Deals

by Christopher Elliott

A leading consumer advocate reveals how to protect your money, time, and integrity from corrupt businesses Once upon a time store prices were simple and fair, businesses stood behind their products with guarantees free of fine print and loopholes, and companies genuinely seemed to care about their valued customers--but those days are long gone. In this groundbreaking exposé, consumer advocate Christopher Elliot reveals the broken relationship between American consumers and businesses and explains how companies came to believe that fooling their customers was a viable, and profitable, business plan. Scammed explores how companies control information to mislead, distort the truth, and even outright lie to their consumers. Exposes the various ways companies have led their war against information--from seductive ads, disingenuous fine print, and unconventional promotions that involve seeding discussion forums and blogs with company-friendly comments Offers consumers insider knowledge of the system, reasonable expectations, and a clear understanding of the games businesses play Christopher Elliott is one of the nation's foremost consumer advocates Protect yourself, your time, and your money from the predators of the consumer world. Armed with knowledge, readers will become far more discerning and every business's worst nightmare.

The Royal Marsden Manual of Clinical Nursing Procedures (Ninth Edition)

by Sara Lister Lisa Dougherty Alex West-Oram

The Royal Marsden Manual of Clinical Nursing Procedures has been the number one choice for nurses since it first published, over 30 years ago. One of the world's most popular books on clinical skills and procedures, it provides detailed procedure guidelines based on the latest research findings and expert clinical advice, enabling nurses and students to deliver clinically effective patient-focused care. The ninth edition of this essential, definitive guide, written especially for pre-registration nursing students, now includes a range of new learning features throughout each chapter that have been designed to support student nurses to support learning in clinical practice. Providing essential information on over 200 procedures, this manual contains all the skills and changes in practice that reflect modern acute nursing care.

Rogues of Wall Street: How to Manage Risk in the Cognitive Era

by Andrew Waxman

Reduce or prevent risk failure losses with new and emerging technologies Rogues of Wall Street analyzes the recent risk failures and errors that have overwhelmed Wall Street for the past decade. Written by a veteran risk, compliance, and governance specialist, this book helps bank leaders and consultants identify the tools they need to effectively manage operational risk. Citing different types of risk events such as: Rogue and Insider Trading, cyber security, AML, the Mortgage Crisis, and other major events, chapters in the first half of the book detail each operational risk type along with its causative and contributing factors. The second half of the book takes an overarching approach to the tools and solutions available to financial institutions to manage such events in the future. From technology, to culture, to governance, and more, this book does more than simply identify the problem—it provides real-world solutions with actionable insight. Expert discussion identifies the tools financial institutions have at their disposal, and how these tools can be leveraged to create an environment in which catastrophic events are prevented or mitigated. In-depth insight from an industry specialist provides thought-provoking guidance for leaders seeking more effective risk management, and specifically addresses how to: Analyze major operational risk incidents and their underlying causes Investigate the tools that allow organizations to prevent and mitigate catastrophic events Learn how culture and governance can be optimized to support effective risk management Identify ways in which cognitive technologies could help your firm avoid losses Cognitive technologies have the potential to revolutionize the way business is done; eliminating the speed/cost/quality trade-off, these new and emerging tools are heralding the next leap in the evolution of risk management. Rogues of Wall Street shows you how bring these tools into your organization, and how they can contribute to your financial success.

The Advantages Of Raw Food

by Dr Julian P. Thomas

Human bodies, like all other living bodies, are composed of a multitude of tiny living cells. When we use the body these cells wear out and need replenishing. We replenish them by eating food which contains these cells.It is my purpose in this book to show that it is better to take these living cells in their natural condition than to take them after they have been destroyed by cooking. In the one case they fill the consumer with new vitality. In the other case they fill the consumer with disease and sooner or later cause death.--From Author's IntroductionComplete with Recipes.

REWAS 2016: Towards Materials Resource Sustainability

by Diran Apelian Brajendra Mishra Neale R. Neelameggham John Howarter Elsa Olivetti Anne Kvithyld Christina E. Meskers Jeffrey S. Spangenberger Bart Blanpain Randolph E. Kirchain

Topics covered in REWAS 2016 include: Enabling & Understanding Sustainability - Ferrous & Non-ferrous Metals Processing Understanding & Enabling Sustainability - (Rechargeable) Batteries Enabling & Understanding Sustainability - Rare Earth Element Applications Enabling & Understanding Sustainability - Building Materials & Slag Valorisation Designing Materials and Systems for Sustainability Understanding & Enabling Sustainability - Light Metals Recycling & Waste Valorisation Understanding & Enabling Sustainability - Education Research Innovation I Understanding & Enabling Sustainability - Education Research Innovation II + Electronic Equipment

Robust Adaptive Dynamic Programming

by Zhong-Ping Jiang Yu Jiang

A comprehensive look at state-of-the-art ADP theory and real-world applications This book fills a gap in the literature by providing a theoretical framework for integrating techniques from adaptive dynamic programming (ADP) and modern nonlinear control to address data-driven optimal control design challenges arising from both parametric and dynamic uncertainties. Traditional model-based approaches leave much to be desired when addressing the challenges posed by the ever-increasing complexity of real-world engineering systems. An alternative which has received much interest in recent years are biologically-inspired approaches, primarily RADP. Despite their growing popularity worldwide, until now books on ADP have focused nearly exclusively on analysis and design, with scant consideration given to how it can be applied to address robustness issues, a new challenge arising from dynamic uncertainties encountered in common engineering problems. Robust Adaptive Dynamic Programming zeros in on the practical concerns of engineers. The authors develop RADP theory from linear systems to partially-linear, large-scale, and completely nonlinear systems. They provide in-depth coverage of state-of-the-art applications in power systems, supplemented with numerous real-world examples implemented in MATLAB. They also explore fascinating reverse engineering topics, such how ADP theory can be applied to the study of the human brain and cognition. In addition, the book: Covers the latest developments in RADP theory and applications for solving a range of systems’ complexity problems Explores multiple real-world implementations in power systems with illustrative examples backed up by reusable MATLAB code and Simulink block sets Provides an overview of nonlinear control, machine learning, and dynamic control Features discussions of novel applications for RADP theory, including an entire chapter on how it can be used as a computational mechanism of human movement control Robust Adaptive Dynamic Programming is both a valuable working resource and an intriguing exploration of contemporary ADP theory and applications for practicing engineers and advanced students in systems theory, control engineering, computer science, and applied mathematics.

Results at the Top: Using Gender Intelligence to Create Breakthrough Growth

by Barbara Annis Richard Nesbitt

What if your company could gain a greater profit share of the market simply by promoting more women into its senior management team? Sounds like a no-brainer, and despite nearly every study done in the past three decades proving companies with women leaders deliver superior performance, the number of women in the C-suites of companies all over the world is noticeably low. Results at the Top is written for the men who know the value female leaders bring to the table and need a tangible way to get them there. <p><p> Whether you're building your leadership team from scratch or trying to transform long-established norms for a competitive advantage today, the practical guidance inside wastes no space with blame for the current state of women leaders and goes straight to the immediate steps organizations can take to change it. It gives you everything you need to both create the internal systems for promoting gender diversity on every step of the career ladder and motivating employees to celebrate its shared, bottom-line benefits. <p> Up-to-date viewpoints don't confuse equal with same and go in-depth into the scientific differences between men and women that can complement each other to produce higher performing teams. Along with neurological variances, there are societal behaviors men and women need to recognize and substitute with more productive and advantageous ones. Through eye-opening research and illustrative examples from the real world, both sexes gain a deeper understanding of how we got here and the pioneering systems companies in the highest echelons of their industries are using to evolve leadership development all the way to the top.

Renminbi Rising: A New Global Monetary System Emerges

by Guonan Ma William H. Overholt Cheung Kwok Law

Critical analysis of RMB internationalization and the coming global currency shift Renminbi Rising charts the emergence of China's internationalizing currency and provides an in-depth analysis of the global repercussions. Written by a team of renown economics researchers, this book describes the pressures that enabled the emergence of a new global monetary system and why China's Renminbi (RMB) became the default 'second in line' as the U.S. receded from leadership. Policy makers and regulators will appreciate the examination of the motivations behind those driving the shift, and financial professionals will find valuable guidance in the discussion surrounding business opportunities that the RMB brings to the table. Coverage includes the emergence of new Chinese-sponsored financial institutions, the scale of various RMB businesses and the coming transformation of the global financial system. Effective management of international monetary affairs has never been more fundamental to the global economic recovery. The rapid emergence of China's RMB is a transformative event of global significance, and this book provides the context you need to understand the depth and breadth of changes on the horizon. Understand why a new global monetary system is needed Consider the outcomes as China emerges and the U.S. recedes Learn the context and motivations behind principal players' strategies Discover the scale of opportunities presented by the rise of the RMB It is essential for finance professionals and economic policy makers to understand the drivers, progress and likely trajectory of the RMB internationalization and to fully grasp the implications for the global financial system, international business and supporting financial products and services. Renminbi Rising offers detailed analysis of the key opportunities and threats inherent in this major economic shift.

Reservoir Engineering in Modern Oilfields: Vertical, Deviated, Horizontal and Multilateral Well Systems (Handbook of Petroleum Engineering Series #Vol. 1)

by Wilson C. Chin

Real-world reservoirs are layered, heterogeneous and anisotropic, exposed to water and gas drives, faults, barriers and fractures. They are produced by systems of vertical, deviated, horizontal and multilateral wells whose locations, sizes, shapes and topologies are dictated "on the fly, at random" by petroleum engineers and drillers at well sites. Wells may be pressure or rate-constrained, with these roles re-assigned during simulation with older laterals shut-in, newer wells drilled and brought on stream, and so on. And all are subject to steady and transient production, each satisfying different physical and mathematical laws, making reservoir simulation an art difficult to master and introducing numerous barriers to entry. All of these important processes can now be simulated in any order using rapid, stable and accurate computational models developed over two decades. And what if it were further possible to sketch complicated geologies and lithologies, plus equally complex systems of general wells, layer-by-layer using Windows Notepad? And with no prior reservoir simulation experience and only passing exposure to reservoir engineering principles? Have the user press "Simulate," and literally, within minutes, produce complicated field-wide results, production forecasts, and detailed three-dimensional color pressure plots from integrated graphics algorithms? Developed over years of research, this possibility has become reality. The author, an M.I.T. trained scientist who has authored fifteen original research books, over a hundred papers and forty patents, winner of a prestigious British Petroleum Chairman's Innovation Award in reservoir engineering and a record five awards from the United States Department of Energy, has delivered just such a product, making real-time planning at the well-site simple and practical. Workflows developed from experience as a practicing reservoir engineer are incorporated into "intelligent menus" that make in-depth understanding of simulation principles and readings of user manuals unnecessary. This volume describes new technology for down-to-earth problems using numerous examples performed with our state-of-the-art simulator, one that is available separately at affordable cost and requiring only simple Intel Core i5 computers without specialized graphics boards. The new methods are rigorous, validated and well-documented and are now available for broad petroleum industry application.

Reimagining Work: Strategies to Disrupt Talent, Lead Change, and Win with a Flexible Workforce

by Rob Biederman Pat Petitti Peter Maglathlin

Thrive in the new economy by leading ahead of the next evolution Reimagining Work is the business leader's guide to surviving—and thriving—in the new on-demand economy. As the business and workplace environments evolve, traditional management strategies are becoming obsolete; the skilled workforce demands flexibility and more control over their work—things that the major corporations repeatedly fail to offer. Is it any wonder that the best and brightest talent is increasingly moving toward smaller companies with alternative management structures? Companies like Uber, Lyft, Handy, and Task Rabbit? These businesses have seen major success by attracting the right people—by giving them what they want. As the shift continues, businesses will need to change the way they recruit, develop, and train talent. This book shows you how to restructure and reconfigure your current strategy toward one that will help your business not just survive, but grow stronger in this new environment by offering what top talent demands. Niche spaces like transportation and general labor may have catalyzed the movement toward on-demand, but their influence is spreading and traditional businesses must adapt or die. This book shows you how to turn the shift into an asset for your company by leading through change for the better. Reconsider your current talent sourcing strategies Update your team development and training programs Build a flexible workforce that thrives in the "on-demand" economy Develop your business to succeed amidst the changing business paradigm Growth is more than just expansion; it's also maturation, adaptation, and evolution. Our economy is on the cusp of a seismic shift, and smart businesses will implement change early before the obsolete start falling behind. Reimagining Work gives you actionable guidance for staying ahead of the curve.

Man’s Higher Consciousness

by Prof. Hilton Hotema

In this book, first published in 1962, Professor Hilton Hotema provides his insights into how we could all live longer by learning the body's simple requirements of breathing fresh air, avoiding animal flesh, banning any cooked food, and by gradually lessening the amount of food consumed. Hotema firmly believes that breathing fresh air and consuming organic fruits and natural organic liquids alone could extend our lives and also lays bare his secret that what kills at an early age is not the illusion of time, but rather overeating, breathing in toxic, unclean air, and elements such as electronic radiation, dirty electricity and medications.A must-read for any health-conscious individual.

Complete Book of Rifles And Shotguns, With A Seven-Lesson Rifle Shooting Course: with a Seven-Lesson Rifle Shooting Course

by William Sill Jack O'Connor

A comprehensive, fully illustrated guide to modern sporting rifles and how to use them, cartridges for small, medium and big game, barrels, stocks, sights, scopes, shooting techniques, where to hit them, modern shotguns and how to use them, double, pump, automatic, shotgun stocks, shells, chokes, care of your shotgun, history of sporting rifles and shotguns, complete glossary, PLUS Jack O'Connor's Seven Lesson "How to Shoot Course".


by Daniel Vilfroy General Waldemar Erfurth

Written before the outbreak of World War II, this is a compelling book on military strategy, in particular the doctrines of surprise and the flank attack. Almost breaking completely with traditional military thinking, despite citing ideas which tally with the doctrines of Clausewitz, Moltke and Schlieffen, Erfurth's work is indicative of the vast amount of thinking and writing about warfare that took place in the inter war years in Germany--a crucial element to any nation dedicated to having an effective army and navy.

Master the NCLEX-PN: The Urinary and Renal Systems

by Peterson'S Publications

Review the basic function of the urinary and renal systems including anatomy and physiology, urinary and renal assessment, and urinary and renal disorders. <P><P>Includes practice exercises with detailed answer explanations.

Master the NCLEX-PN: The Sensory System

by Peterson'S Publications

A thorough review of hearing and vision-the primary senses that make up the sensory system. You'll find complete descriptions of eye structure and eye disorders along with details on the ear's structure and disorders. <P><P>Includes practice exercises with complete answer explanations..

Master the NCLEX-PN: Pharmacology

by Peterson'S Publications

A complete review of basic pharmacology-the study of how substances interact with living organisms to produce a change in function. The field includes drug composition and properties, interactions, toxicology, therapy, and medical applications. <P><P>Also includes a practice exercise with complete answer explanations.

Master the NCLEX-PN: Psychiatric Nursing

by Peterson'S Publications

A detailed review of psychiatric nursing topics such as personality and self-concept, anxiety, anxiety disorders, assessment and treatment, destructive coping (disorders of abuse and dependence), and pharmacological treatment. <P><P>Includes practice exercises with complete answer explanations.

How To Write A Good Advertisement: A Short Course In Copywriting

by Victor O. Schwab

GET 44 YEARS OF ADVERTISING WRITING EXPERIENCE IN THE TIME IT TAKES TO READ THIS BOOK!You can learn to write compelling advertisements that will make people notice them, read them, and act upon them. In fact, you can learn to write such powerful advertisements that people actually go out and demand the product advertised and no other. How can you do this? By using the same elements that have made top copywriters like Victor O. Schwab excel at their craft.How to Write a Good Advertisement is a short course in writing powerful, hard-hitting copy that can help you make your products and services irresistible to potential customers. This remarkable book has turned many novice mail order entrepreneurs into expert copywriters and many experienced copywriters into masters of their trade.Whether you are new to the craft or have been writing copy for years, your knowledge and practice of advertising fundamentals will determine the extent of your success. How to Write a Good Advertisement presents these fundamentals from the perspective of a 44-year veteran in the copywriting business. Following these proven techniques and tips, anyone can write professional advertisements that create a memorable image, pull in mailboxes full of orders, or attract new customers to their service.LEARN HOW TO:Grab reader attention immediatelyWrite compelling copy that holds attentionWrite a call to action that's difficult to refuseDesign winning layoutsIncrease the number of ordersConvert more inquiries to ordersGET ANSWERS TO IMPORTANT TECHNICAL QUESTIONS:Effective advertisement length...use of media placement...and much more.

Letters Written During The Indian Mutiny [Illustrated Edition]

by Countess Aileen Roberts Field Marshal Earl Frederick Sleigh Roberts

Illustrated with over one hundred maps, photos and portraits, of the battles, individuals and places involved in the Indian MutinyFollowing the publication of 1st Earl Roberts' account of the Mutiny of the Indian Army, Forty-One Years in India in 1902, and his subsequent death in 1914, a packet of letters came to light, telling the story of his personal experiences and adventures during the stirring days of 1857-58 as told to his father, mother, and sister.

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