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A Genealogist's Guide to Spanish Names

by Connie Ellefson

Genealogists understand the value of a name and all the family history information names can provide. Now you can learn more about the Spanish names in your family tree with this comprehensive guide. Discover the meaning of popular Spanish names.You'll also find:Spanish naming patterns and traditionsSpanish emigration patternsA pronunciation guide

The Genealogist's U.S. History Pocket Reference

by Nancy Hendrickson

Unlock new records in your family history research by understanding the historic events of your ancestors' eras. This quick and convenient guide outlines the major political, military and social events in the United States from the colonial era through 1940. It also includes immigration trends and census dates to help you narrow your research focus and find genealogy records faster. Use The Genealogist's U.S. History Pocket Reference to find: Timelines, charts, quick lists and maps of major events. Popular foods, songs and books of each era. Timelines of wars and other military events. Dates for federal, state and special censuses. Immigration data including major ports and countries of origin. ...and so much more! Stash this indispensable book in your computer case, tote bag or, yes, your pocket, and take it with you wherever you research.

Genealogy as Critique

by Colin Koopman

Viewing Foucault in the light of work by Continental and American philosophers, most notably Nietzsche, Habermas, Deleuze, Richard Rorty, Bernard Williams, and Ian Hacking, Genealogy as Critique shows that philosophical genealogy involves not only the critique of modernity but also its transformation. Colin Koopman engages genealogy as a philosophical tradition and a method for understanding the complex histories of our present social and cultural conditions. He explains how our understanding of Foucault can benefit from productive dialogue with philosophical allies to push Foucaultian genealogy a step further and elaborate a means of addressing our most intractable contemporary problems.

A Genealogy of Evil: Anti-Semitism from Nazism to Islamic Jihad

by David Patterson

"Based on extensive scrutiny of primary sources from Nazi and Jihadist ideologues, David Patterson argues that Jihadist antisemitism stems from Nazi ideology. This book challenges the idea that Jihadist antisemitism has medieval roots, identifying its distinctively modern characteristics and tracing interconnections that link the Nazis to the Muslim Brotherhood to the PLO, Fatah, Hamas, Islamic Jihad, Hezbollah, Al-Qaeda, the Sudan, the Iranian Islamic Republic, and other groups with an antisemitic worldview. Based on his close reading of numerous Jihadist texts, Patterson critiques their antisemitic teachings and affirms the importance of Jewish teaching, concluding that humanity needs the very Jewish teaching and testimony that the Jihadists advocate destroying"--

Genealogy of Murder: A Deb Ralston Mystery

by Lee Martin

When it comes to murder, mothering, and missing persons, Detective Deb Ralston is the woman for the job. In this, her twelfth case, Deb is called in to untangle a case of mistaken identity - or is it? First, an extra body is discovered among other cadavers that make up an ongoing forensics experiment. Then, Marvin Tutwiler, a local genealogist, turns up missing. Is the body his? If not, then whose is it? And where is the genealogist? Before Deb can figure out this mess, Matilda Greenwood, her close friend and researcher for the missing Marvin Tutwiler, disappears herself. Tracing Matilda and Marvin's work only confuses the issue: it seems that Marvin has racked up quite a number of unhappy ex-wives, ex-fiancees, and ex-girlfriends. Could one of them have been involved? It promises to take all of Deb's famous courage in the face of a crisis, her detecting instincts, and the help of her husband, Harry, to find her friend before it's too late. FROM THE CRITICS Kirkus Reviews Hours after finding a freshly embalmed John Doe smuggled in among the other participants in an experiment on cadaveric decomposition, Fort Worth Det. Deb Ralston (Bird in a Cage, 1995, etc.) hears her friend Matilda Greenwood complain that Marvin Tutwiler, the genealogist who hired her to help him write his latest book, has disappeared. But there's no evidence that John Doe ever lived in Tutwiler's apartment. Before Deb can establish just who John Doe is, though, Tutwiler's place is burgled; so is his fiancée's; so is Matilda's. Then the fiancée is killed and Matilda kidnapped, obviously by somebody who's really interested in all that genealogical research. So far, so good; but Martin's 12th novel supplies only the pettiest motive for the villain's enterprising crime spree. Below average for the series.

The General

by Patrick A. Davis

Air Force General Watkins, a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, has been found dead--by a gruesome, tortune-style execution not seen since its use by the Vietcong over twenty years ago. Assigned investigator Lieutenant Colonel Charlie Jensen discovers that this murder is only one link in a chain of hiddeous crimes, beginning with closely guarded secrets of the Vietnam War and extending to the hightres levels of the U.S. government.

The General and Mrs. Washington: The Untold Story of a Marriage and a Revolution

by Bruce Chadwick

A biography of the George and Martha Washington that establishes their place in history and captures their personalities and the deep love they had for each other. The stunning impact of their marriage on the Revolution is greater than you could have ever imagined. No biography of George Washington and his life together with his wife Martha has ever been published, and this is one of the great love stories. It tells their personal story, one often filled with tragedy. Martha had four children, George none. He became the stepfather to her offspring. Her daughter, an epileptic, died in his arms as he tried to save her. Their son Jackie, 28, a soldier, died at Yorktown from malaria. Several times in their life together, Martha saved George's life when he became mortally ill. She joined him in his winter camps to bring him comfort and grace. Every morning they would have breakfast together for one hour and the order was given that no one could interrupt them, no matter what the reason. Though the richest woman in Virginia, Martha joined her husband in his revolutionary cause. The book will also explain why these twopeople of considerable privilege committed acts of treason and rebelled against the King and England.

The General and the Jaguar: Pershing's Hunt for Pancho Villa: A True Story of Revolution and Revenge

by Eileen Welsome

On the cold, dark night of March 9, 1916, Mexican revolutionary Pancho Villa--el jaguar--and his band of marauders crossed the border and raided the tiny town of Columbus, New Mexico. It was a vicious surprise attack, ending with corpses piled in the streets and psychological wounds that would last a lifetime. Suspects were rounded up, trials were held, and a virulent backlash against persons of Mexican origin erupted. General John "Black Jack" Pershing was told to assemble a small army, head into Mexico, and get Villa, dead or alive. The last hurrah for the U.S. cavalry, the "Punitive Expedition" marked America's first use of armored tanks, airplanes, and trucks against an enemy. One of the deputies Pershing would choose was a recent West Point graduate named George Patton. The expedition brought the United States and Mexico to the brink of war, but it also restored greatness to both prey and predator. More than a classic account of the war for control of the West, The General and the Jaguar is a brilliant chronicle of obsession and revenge and a dual portrait of Pershing and Pancho Villa, two of the greatest military minds of all time.

General Chemistry

by Darrell D. Ebbing Steven D. Gammon

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General Chemistry

by Bruce Averill Patricia Eldredge

The overall goal of the authors with General Chemistry: Principles, Patterns, and Applications was to produce a text that introduces the students to the relevance and excitement of chemistry. Although much of first-year chemistry is taught as a service course, Bruce and Patricia feel there is no reason that the intrinsic excitement and potential of chemistry cannot be the focal point of the text and the course. So, they emphasize the positive aspects of chemistry and its relationship to students' lives, which requires bringing in applications early and often. In addition, the authors feel that many first year chemistry students have an enthusiasm for biologically and medically relevant topics, so they use an integrated approach in their text that includes explicit discussions of biological and environmental applications of chemistry. Topics relevant to materials science are also introduced to meet the more specific needs of engineering students.

General Chemistry: An Atoms-first Approach

by John E. Mcmurry Robert C. Fay

This text tells a cohesive story about chemistry that follows an intuitive logic by progressing from the simplest building blocks to successively more complex concepts. It follows a unified thread of ideas that help students build a better foundation and ultimately gain a deeper understanding.

General Chemistry Experiments

by Anil J. Elias

This novel collection of twenty-two experiments, covering all areas of practical chemistry, has been introduced for the chemistry courses of Indian Institute of Technologies and other institutions where chemistry is taught at undergraduate level.

General Chemistry: An Integrated Appraoch

by John William Hill Ralph H. Petrucci

More than any other, this book offers balance - in the topics presented, in its approach to problem solving, and in its presentation of the subject of chemistry. Integrated coverage of organic and biochemistry; integrated applications; integrated tools that foster operational problem-solving and conceptual understanding; and an integrated media learning program. Expanded coverage of key chemistry topics such as organic chemistry, biochemistry, material science, and environmental chemistry.

General Dynamics F-111 Aardvark

by Peter Davies Henry Morshead

No project combined radical innovation and political furore quite like the F-111 program. It was intended as the world's biggest, most expensive defence procurement plan when it began in 1962. The aim was 'commonality'; the equipment of the USAF, US Navy and several foreign customers with a single type of fighter. It produced a superb strike aircraft which played a crucial role in three conflicts and was the only aircraft specifically mentioned by Moscow in the SALT disarmament talks that preceded the end of the Cold War. Its successors, the F-15E Eagle, B-1B Lancer and Panavia Tornado owe much to the experience gained on the F-111 Aardvark.The variable-sweep wing and the turbofan jet engine enabled a large, heavily armed, two-seat fighter-bomber to operate from aircraft carriers and 3,000 ft unpaved runways with sufficient fuel economy to fly very long-range nuclear interdiction or combat patrol missions at speeds up to Mach 2.5. Contract negotiations always favoured the USAF's priorities. The weight of the Navy version, the F-111B soon made it impossible to operate it from aircraft carriers and it was abandoned. The USAF, meanwhile persisted with its F-111A version to replace the F-105 Thunderchief. Massive cost increases and design issues delayed and disrupted their use for a decade.The F-111A's return to Vietnam in September 1972 showed the aircraft to be extremely successful in pin-point attacks on targets in all weathers, mainly at night, using its terrain following radar and heavy loads of external ordnance. It was used in 1986 for a long-range punitive attack on Libya, and in Operation Desert Storm both F-111 wings were the principal strikers against Saddam Hussein's planes and tanks. With ECM and pioneering digital avionics versions, the sheer variety of F-111 sub-types, all built in comparatively small numbers that partly caused its eventual withdrawal from USAF use in the late 1990s for cost reasons. The Aardvark's career ended in 2010.Despite its uncertain start the F-111 proved to be one of the most successful and influential designs of the 1960s. Its radical 'swing wing' was adopted by the F-14 Tomcat, Panavia Tornado and Rockwell B-1B Lancer while its turbofan-type engines became standard in many combat aircraft. F-111 crews pioneered tactics using terrain-following and laser targeting devices that made the F-15E Eagle's missions possible. Its 4,000 low-altitude penetration missions during Operation Linebacker in Vietnam proved that solo aircraft deliver crippling blows to enemy capability with impunity.The F-111's retirement appears to have created a surge of interest in the type. Visually dramatic in appearance, the F-111 versions have appeared in a variety of colour schemes. Some had striking nose art and some of my unique collection of these images could appear in colour for the first time.

A General Framework for Reasoning On Inconsistency

by Cristian Molinaro V. S. Subrahmanian Leila Amgoud Maria Vanina Martinez

This SpringerBrief proposes a general framework for reasoning about inconsistency in a wide variety of logics, including inconsistency resolution methods that have not yet been studied. The proposed framework allows users to specify preferences on how to resolve inconsistency when there are multiple ways to do so. This empowers users to resolve inconsistency in data leveraging both their detailed knowledge of the data as well as their application needs. The brief shows that the framework is well-suited to handle inconsistency in several logics, and provides algorithms to compute preferred options. Finally, the brief shows that the framework not only captures several existing works, but also supports reasoning about inconsistency in several logics for which no such methods exist today.

General George Washington: A Military Life

by Edward G. Lengel

"The most comprehensive and authoritative study of Washington's military career ever written. " -Joseph J. Ellis, author of His Excellency: George Washington Based largely on George Washington's personal papers, this engrossing book paints a vivid, factual portrait of Washington the soldier. An expert in military history, Edward Lengel demonstrates that the "secret" to Washington's excellence lay in his completeness, in how he united the military, political, and personal skills necessary to lead a nat...

The General in His Labyrinth

by Gabriel García Márquez Edith Grossman

Tale about Simon Bolivar, the general who dreamed of freeing South America from Spain.

General Knowledge: Questions & Answers

by K. Gomathy Reddy

Quizzing in India has a hoary history. With television and its myriad channels playing host to a lot of quiz competitions, there are more quizzers in our country than ever before. The broad theme around which this book was created was not to check what one already know but to help all find out about things that all are interested to know about. There is an interesting mix of questions on India, the World, Sports, Physical sciences, Earth and the Universe and some interesting 'Did you know?' facts. Everyone will find this an easy to read, written in a non-competitive style. After browsing through a few pages we can use this to get ready for the next session of competitive quizzing.

General Managers

by John P. Kotter

In this unprecedented study of America's leading executives, John Kotter shatters the popular management notion of the effective "generalist" manager who can step into any business or division and run it. Based on his first-hand observations of fifteen top GMs from nine major companies, Kotter persuasively shows that the best manager is actually a specialist who has spent most of his or her career in one industry, learning its intricacies and establishing cooperative working relationships. Acquiring the painstaking knowledge and large, informal networks vital to being a successful manager takes years; outsiders, no matter how talented or well-trained seldom can do as well, this in-depth profile reveals. Much more than a fascinating collective portrait of the day-to-day activities of today's top executives, The General Managers provides stimulating new insights into the nature of modern management and the tactics of its most accomplished practitioners.

General of the Dead Army

by Ismail Kadare Derek Coltman

The story is about an Italian and a German general, both of whom have been sent to Albania twenty years after the war to dig up the remains of their dead soldiers and return them for burial in their native land. This is a most unlikely happening, for the Communist government is deeply suspicious of all foreigners, potentially spies, let alone two generals. The book, however, alternates between fiction and authenticity.

General, Organic, And Biochemistry: An Applied Approach

by James Armstrong

Focusing on key topics important in allied health and nursing careers, this engaging book is ideal for readers who have had no prior exposure to chemistry. Emphasizing problem-solving techniques, the book takes the most direct path to biomolecules and metabolic processes, provides a wealth of worked examples to help readers understand key chemical concepts, includes novel and relevant "Health Notes" in the margins, and weaves biological and medical applications throughout.

General Patton: A Soldier's Life

by Stanley P. Hirshson

Extensive biography of a controversial World War II General.

General Practice: A Sector General Omnibus

by James White

This book contains: Code Blue Emergency; and The Genocidal Healers and continues the story of the largest interspecies hospital in the galaxy.

General Relativity

by M. P. Hobson G. P. Efstathiou A. N. Lasenby

After reviewing the basic concept of general relativity, this introduction discusses its mathematical background, including the necessary tools of tensor calculus and differential geometry. These tools are used to develop the topic of special relativity and to discuss electromagnetism in Minkowski spacetime. Gravitation as spacetime curvature is introduced and the field equations of general relativity derived. After applying the theory to a wide range of physical situations, the book concludes with a brief discussion of classical field theory and the derivation of general relativity from a variational principle.

General Science (2nd Edition)

by Lucy Jane Bledsoe

This textbook contains unit lessons on What is Science?, Life Science, Physical Science and Earth Science.

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