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Presents four views of U.S. macroeconomic developments in the late 1990s: an HBS professor, the Federal Reserve, the Clinton administration, and President George W. Bush. Develops the implications of the new economy--technological and organizational change--for business and discusses the important issues for the conduct of macroeconomic policy that these phenomena raise.
This edition provides helpful and practical guidance on today's federal tax law and reflects all pertinent federal taxation changes that affect 2014 returns and provides fast and reliable answers to tax questions affecting individuals and business income tax.
Highlights dramatic moments in the history of the United State's participation in the Olympic games.
Discusses the history and traditions of swearing in the United States President, including inaugural events planned far in advance and those hastily prepared upon the sudden death of a president.
Up-to-date through the 2004 election, the ultimate resource on the American presidency Whether students are writing an essay on American history or parents are choosing which candidate gets their vote, theU. S. Presidents Factbookis one of the best resources on presidential history. * Up-to-date with presidents from George Washington to the winner of the 2004 election. This is the only comprehensive and unbiased coverage of more than 200 years of American leadership. * Includes each president's fa...
Basher History: US Presidents, Oval Office All-Stars created and illustrated by Simon Basher, written by Dan Green Basher's US Presidents shows you the nation's leaders as you've never seen them before. Every president, from George Washington to the winner of the 2012 election, has his own entry and speaks directly to the reader. In Basher's humorous fashion, these lively and enlightening articles bring history to life. Meet James Monroe, known as the "Last Cocked Hat" because he pranced around in an outdated wig, hat, and breeches! Learn more about "Uncle Jumbo" (better known as Grover Cleveland): the only president to serve two non-consecutive terms. Find out how Ronald Reagan helped end the Cold War. Quirky facts add interest. Did you know that John Quincy Adams had a pet alligator? That Teddy Roosevelt (and his whole family) could walk on stilts? Or that Lyndon B. Johnson had worked as an elevator operator? Reading this book will put you on first-name terms with every single one of America's Head Honchoes!
Illustrated with 16 photos of the ship and crewWriters Gerold Frank and James Horan were struck by their travelling companion on a train between New York and New London, Conneticut in 1943; "He was big and brawny, his giant frame squeezed into a coach seat; he had the clear blue eyes, the hawklike gaze of a Viking; and he was the most beribboned figure we had ever seen in a navy uniform". This man was Chief Radio Operator Jim Eckberg, and as he told Frank and Horan the tale of his ship, the famous USS Seawolf, they were captivated and determined to write a book commemorating the heroic actions of the crew and so "U.S.S. Seawolf: Submarine Raider Of The Pacific" was born.With the expert aid of Eckberg, the authors set about to recreate the history and atmosphere aboard the sub. Her career started slowly; during her first two forays around Manila in 1942 she could not get a clean target and was depth charged for the first time. Her luck changed in February 1942, roaming in the Java Sea, she struck her first live target and so would begin a game of cat and mouse with the Imperial Japanese Navy for months to come. Aggressively handled, stealthy and quick to dive to avoid the inevitable depth charge reprisals, the Seawolf would leave a trail of destruction in here wake until January 1943 when she docked in San Francisco and took on a new crew. The Seawolf received 13 coveted battle stars during the war and sunk a confirmed 71,609 tons of Japanese shipping.An exciting, authentic and atmospheric account of the 'War Beneath the Waves' against Japan.
This short eBook teaches you how to take apart and reassemble your U. S. Springfield 1922 M2 with confidence. Thanks to clear Assembly/Disassembly instructions and crisp photography - aided by gun expert J. B. Wood's sage advice - you'll save an expensive trip to the gunsmith by getting to know your gun inside and out!
This book is the first study specifically to investigate the extent to which US Supreme Court justices alter the clarity of their opinions based on expected reactions from their audiences.<P><P> The authors examine this dynamic by creating a unique measure of opinion clarity and then testing whether the Court writes clearer opinions when it faces ideologically hostile and ideologically scattered lower federal courts; when it decides cases involving poorly performing federal agencies; when it decides cases involving states with less professionalized legislatures and governors; and when it rules against public opinion. The data shows the Court writes clearer opinions in every one of these contexts, and demonstrates that actors are more likely to comply with clearer Court opinions.
Every day, in almost every field, someone perceives themselves to be on the wrong side of a psychic divide. The "second brain" in their gut tells them their life must change. Bruce Grierson draws on over 300 hundred stories of u-turners, including famous cases like Gandhi and Gauguin, as well as a host of other gripping tales of people who have risked everything to answer life's wake-up call: people who change political parties and careers, people who give up their jobs as doctors to become poets, men who become women, professional athletes who quit to spend more time with their families, mothers who quit their families to pursue careers, people who suddenly become revolutionaries for a cause they didn't care about the day before. Grierson examines the u-turn from all angles--philosophical, scientific, literary and psychological--beginning with premise that the wake-up call is the secular equivalent of the religious epiphany, the moment when a person is "born again." When does the wake-up call happen? Often in mid-life, but not always. Is it a good thing? Yes and no. Who does it happen to? Potentially any of us, under the right circumstance. Is America ready for a mass u-turn? Maybe. In chapters that address everything from the neuroscience behind epiphanies (the eureka moment) to the possibility of "forcing" a u-turn, Grierson describes and elucidates this powerful, mysterious phenomenon, and in doing so illuminates our continual struggles with life choices and identity.
For three decades, U2 has achieved unbelievable success--and yet they are far from finished. Lead singer Bono writes, "I'm waking up every day now trying to imagine what we can do next. ... I think this band's going to get much bigger." Bono and the other members are certainly at the forefront of the world's attention. From prayer breakfasts with the president of the United States to international relief efforts to some of the best rock music ever, U2 and Bono are making their voices heard. They're determined to change the world--and they might just persuade you to do your part!
Entire industries are being transformed, consumers have more power than ever before, and people are finding new ways to earn a living-even in today's slow economic recovery. All of these improvements stem from the rise of the so-called sharing economy.Even in the face of these benefits, innovation is in danger of being suppressed because of overzealous government regulation that protects existing businesses-all behind the façade of consumer safety. This book chronicles Uber's battle against the New York City taxi industry and its supporters in the government. It also shows the need to stand up for entrepreneurs and the vast benefits that they provide for consumers. As innovators tirelessly work to drive the economy forward, too often regulators function as annoying backseat drivers or roadblocks.
The best resource on the very latest for Ubuntu users!Ubuntu is a free, open-source, Linux-based operating system that can run on desktops, laptops, netbooks, and servers. If you've joined the millions of users around the world who prefer open-source OS-and Ubuntu in particular-this book is perfect for you. It brings you the very latest on Ubuntu 10.04, with pages of step-by-step instruction, helpful tips, and expert techniques.Coverage Includes:The Ubuntu Linux ProjectInstalling UbuntuInstalling Ubuntu on Special-Purpose Systems Basic Linux System ConceptsUsing the GNOME Desktop Using the Compiz Window Manager Managing E-Mail and Personal Information with EvolutionSurfing the Web with FirefoxMigrating from Windows SystemsSending and Receiving Instant MessagesUsing Command-Line Tools Working with Text FilesCreating and Publishing Documents Other Office Software: Spreadsheets and Presentations Working with GraphicsWorking with MultimediaConsumer Electronics and Ubuntu Adding, Removing, and Updating SoftwareAdding Hardware and Attaching PeripheralsNetwork Configuration and SecurityGoing WirelessSoftware Development on Ubuntu Using Virtual Machines and EmulatorsConnecting to Other SystemsFile Transfer and SharingManaging Users, Groups, and AuthenticationBacking Up and Restoring FilesSetting Up a Web Server Setting Up a Mail Server Setting Up a DHCP ServerSetting Up a DNS ServerSetting Up a Print ServerSetting Up an NFS ServerUp a Samba ServerUpdating your Ubuntu? Ubuntu Linux Bible, Third Edition, is the book you need to succeed!Note: CD-ROM is not included as part of eBook file.
Unleash the true potential of Ubuntu Server in your production environment using this administration guide About This Book * Learn how to deploy and configure Ubuntu servers and work with cloud and hyper-visors * Optimize network traffic to broadcast and multicast the traffic flow in OpenStack clouds * Discover the essentials of the latest version of Ubuntu, which are good in both looks and performance, using this fast-paced guide Who This Book Is For This book is for system administrators who are familiar with the fundamentals of the Linux operating system and are looking for a fast-paced guide on Ubuntu, and those who are familiar with the older versions of Ubuntu and want to get up to scratch. Basic knowledge of Linux administration is assumed. What You Will Learn * Install and set up Ubuntu Server in the shortest possible time, manually as well as in an automated way, for a single server or hundreds of servers * Discover the fundamentals of the Ubuntu command-line interface * Configure and administer Ubuntu Server using networking and CLI * Deploy servers on Ubuntu in the simplest and fastest ways * Enhance security within Ubuntu Server using tools such as firewalls, IDS, and IPS and procedures such as restore, rescue, and recovery * Work with virtualization, clouds, and one of the best in open source cloud computing --OpenStack * Optimize CLI for grep and exec commands and gain some best tips and tricks for Ubuntu Server administration In Detail Ubuntu is a Debian-based Linux operating system built on top of the Debian architecture. It is used to make operating systems for multiple platforms, including phones, desktops, TVs and mobiles. It has made some serious progress in the realms of efficiency and user friendliness. With evolving technology trends, demands on software have changed, with more and more skilled users. Over the past few years, services such as Facebook, Twitter, and push notifications on smartphones mean that users are used to being up to date with everything that happens all the time. With SignalR, the applications stay connected and will generate notifications when something happens either from the system or by other users. This provides new opportunities for the system administrators, to enter this new and exciting world of real-time application development. This is a concise and a cost-friendly guide, packed with up-to-date essentials on Ubuntu Server fundamentals. It will guide you through deploying and configuring Ubuntu servers in your office environments. You'll start by installing Ubuntu Server, then move to the most useful aspect --the command-line interface inside it. You'll extend your knowledge by learning how to administrate and configure Ubuntu Server. You will also see how to deploy services on Ubuntu Server and find out how to secure it. You'll get to grips with the virtualization and cloud computing facilities provided by Ubuntu, and finally, you'll gain some very useful tips. Style and approach This concise and easy-to-follow guide follows a step-by-step approach to help you master Ubuntu server, no matter what your level of expertise it. Each topic is explained sequentially with both essential information and whenever needed, in-depth references.
THEY WERE THE WEAPON OF LAST RESORT In January 1962, two Sea, Air, and Land Teams were formed. Called SEALs for short, the teams drew their name from the elements through which they infiltrate, operate, and melt away. Commissioned to operate up to twenty miles inland in enemy territory, they would act as naval commandos whose functions were to gather intelligence, raid, ambush, capture prisoners, and create havoc in enemy territory. This book recounts the many daring missions that the SEALs undertook to serve their country. It was during the Vietnam War years that their Special Warfare reputation was built, and the heroism of the few brave men detailed here shows why.
The author of Prophecy 2000 shares his 39 years of research into the diabolical source of "flying saucers." Today our secularized society is so eager for quick, amazing answers. Will new hope arrive on these "chariots of the gods?" Psychics are channeling such exciting insights from alleged cosmic beings, detailing the "true" nature of God and alternate roads to salvation. Supermarket tabloids proclaim oddball messages from space. New Agers are captivated by the promise of alien cosmic enlightenment and higher intelligence from beyond the stars. So, what is really out there? Why are movies filled with wise aliens, Eastern mysticism, and New Age humanism such hits? Are we being set up for a new , false, extraterrestrial hope? Yet another alternative to the only true way - Jesus Christ?
An Air Force major is ordered to approach a brilliant UFO in his Phantom jet over Tehran. He repeatedly attempts to engage and fire on unusual objects heading right toward his aircraft, but his missile control is locked and disabled. Witnessed from the ground, this dogfight becomes the subject of a secret report by the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency. In Belgium, an Air Force colonel investigates a series of widespread sightings of unidentified triangular objects, and he sends F-16s to attempt a closer look. Many hundreds of eyewitnesses, including on-duty police officers, file reports, and a spectacular photograph of an unidentifiable craft is retrieved and analyzed. Here at home, a retired chief of the FAA's Accidents and Investigations Division reveals the agency's response to a thirty-minute encounter between an aircraft and a gigantic UFO over Alaska, which occurred during his watch and is documented on radar. Now all three of these distinguished men have written breathtaking, firsthand accounts about these extraordinary incidents. They are joined by Air Force generals and a host of high-level sources--including Fife Symington III, former governor of Arizona, and Nick Pope, former head of the British Defence Ministry's UFO Investigative Unit--who have agreed to write their own detailed, personal stories about UFO encounters and investigations for the first time. They are coming forward now because of Leslie Kean, an investigative reporter who has spent the last ten years studying the still unexplained UFO phenomenon. Kean reviewed hundreds of government documents, aviation reports, radar data, and case studies with corroborating physical evidence. She carefully examined scientifically analyzed photographs and interviewed dozens of high-level officials and aviation witnesses from around the world. With the support of former White House chief of staff John Podesta, Kean draws on her research to separate fact from fiction and to lift the veil on decades of U.S. government misinformation. Throughout, she presents irrefutable evidence that unknown flying objects--metallic, luminous, and seemingly able to maneuver in ways that defy the laws of physics--actually exist. No one yet knows what these objects are, even though they affect aviation safety and possibly national security. The phenomenon has been officially acknowledged by numerous foreign governments. For these reasons and many others, Kean concludes that the UFO problem must be more widely recognized and ultimately solved through an unbiased scientific investigation. The material presented throughout this landmark book is sobering, unflinching, and undeniably awe-inspiring, and moves us toward a goal of properly addressing this worldwide mystery.From the Hardcover edition.
The author who is a stand-up comedian herself, describes her travel adventures and misadventures during a trip to Africa with her friends.
The most curious, funny, insightful, and expressive invectives from more than forty languages-fully illustrated, you miserable misokakku. "Misokkasu": Scum of soya paste. (Japanese) "Tu es um borra-battos.": You s**t in your own boots. <P><P>(Portugese) "Like a fart in a trance.": A dreamy person who seems at a loss what to do. (Scottish) "A pies ci morde lizal!": Literally, a dog has licked your gob. (Polish) "Prumphaensn.": Fartchicken. (Icelandic) Whether borne out of surprise, anger, passion, or humor, curses and insults make up some of the most colorful and profound phrases in a language. <P>In Uglier Than a Monkey's Armpit, word experts Dr. Robert Vanderplank and Stephen Dodson have scoured the world looking for the most interesting, insightful, and expressive invectives from more than forty languages. These are the words you won't learn in any language class. Arranged by language, containing pointers on gestures, and appropriately illustrated, Uglier Than a Monkey's Armpit (a Spanish phrase to avoid) will equip you with the vocabulary to amuse, shock, offend, and let off steam, wherever you happen to be.
In 1988, the first edition of Orest Subtelny's Ukraine was published to international acclaim, as the definitive history of what was at that time a republic in the USSR. In the years since, the world has seen the dismantling of the Soviet bloc and the restoration of Ukraine's independence - an event celebrated by Ukrainians around the world but which also heralded a time of tumultuous change for those in the homeland. While previous updates brought readers up to the year 2000, this new fourth edition includes an overview of Ukraine's most recent history, focusing on the dramatic political, socio-economic, and cultural changes that occurred during the Kuchma and Yushchenko presidencies. It analyzes political developments - particularly the so-called Orange Revolution - and the institutional growth of the new state. Subtelny examines Ukraine's entry into the era of globalization, looking at social and economic transformations, regional, ideological, and linguistic tensions, and describes the myriad challenges currently facing Ukrainian state and society.
This revised and updated edition of Culture Smart! Ukraine reveals a country in the throes of change. The euphoria of the famous Orange Revolution has vanished. The momentum for reform has been checked and the forces of authoritarianism have returned. Even so, modernization continues apace and people are eager to be seen as European. The recent political instability highlights the contradictions of Ukrainian society. Ukrainians are proud of their roots, and reticent about the traumas of their past; the country participates in international space programs and produces the world's largest aircraft, but still lives in a world of superstitions. The Ukrainian way of life is intertwined with ancient customs, the old Soviet legacy, and the search for a new European identity. What strikes visitors to this fascinating and important country is the heady mix of ancient history and youthful energy, the resilience of the people, and their generosity of spirit. For the twentieth anniversary of its independence, Ukraine received quite a present--hosting the key matches of Euro 2012. Now it has a game of its own: to show the world that it is a serious player. This new edition of Culture Smart! Ukraine will enable you to visit the country with open eyes. It describes the history that has shaped the Ukrainian psyche, explains present-day values and attitudes, and offers practical advice on what to expect and how to behave. It aims to make you feel at ease, whether you are shopping in a market, dining out, or attending a business meeting.
The papers presented in this volume analyze the civil uprising known as Euromaidan that began in central Kyiv in late November 2013, when the Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych opted not to sign an Association Agreement with the European Union, and continued over the following months. <P><P>The topics include the motivations and expectations of protesters, organized crime, nationalism, gender issues, mass media, the Russian language, and the impact of Euromaidan on Ukrainian politics as well as on the EU, Russia, and Belarus. An epilogue to the book looks at the aftermath, including the Russian annexation of Crimea and the creation of breakaway republics in the east, leading to full-scale conflict. The goal of the book is less to offer a definitive account than one that represents a variety of aspects of a mass movement that captivated world attention and led to the downfall of the Yanukovych presidency.
"The Firm" meets "The Net" in this riveting page-turner that takes readers to the source of our favorite paranoias--computers and conspiracies--and turns into an exciting tale of microprocessed murder, political power plays, and dangerous pursuit. THE FIRM meets THE NET in Daniel Oran's ULTERIOR MOTIVE. This gripping thriller explores the darkest regions of technology and politics. In a live TV appearance, Jack Malcolm -- billionaire chairman of Megasoft, the Seattle software giant -- is answering tough questions about his Presidential campaign when masked terrorists gun him down. Two weeks later, Jonathan Goodman -- an ambitious young Megasoft project manager -- takes a short cut through a company parking garage and becomes the only witness to a fellow employee's murder. Teaming up with Karen Grey -- a gutsy reporter who is willing to risk her reputation for a story -- Jon stumbles onto a shocking conspiracy. But dangerous men are desperate to stop them. And as they get closer to discovering the astonishing truth, they're suddenly running for their lives -- and running out of time. From its explosive opening to its stunning conclusion, ULTERIOR MOTIVE is totally riveting entertainment.
Hailed as "one of the most inventive writers that science fiction has ever produced" (SF Site), Stephen Baxter builds on the massive success of Proxima with a career-defining novel of big ideas....On the planet of Per Ardua, alien artifacts were discovered--hatches that allowed humans to step across light-years of space as if they were stepping into another room. But this newfound freedom has consequences....As humanity discovers the real nature of the universe, a terrifying truth comes to light. We all have countless pasts converging in this present--and our future is terrifyingly finite. There are minds in the universe that are billions of years old and now we are vulnerable to their plans for us....It's time to fight back and take control.
Which exercises do the best job toning my thighs and legs? What routine will really help me lose weight once and for all? Why should I skip crunches if I'm trying to turn my beer belly into a six-pack? If you're looking for answers, just ask Lizzy. . . . As America's premier fitness guru, and the bestselling coauthor of Buns of Steel and Weight Training for Dummies, Liz Neporent has helped hundreds of satisfied individuals get in shape. Now she wants to help you! Easy-to-follow, results-oriented, and completely illustrated with photographs, The Ultimate Body is a dream come true for women looking to shed pounds, tone muscles, and feel the fittest they have ever felt in their lives. Inside you'll discover *Pre-workout prep:can-do motivational strategies, goal setting, and how to develop a workout schedule that is tailor-made for you *The Perfect Beginner Workout:If you're feeling out of shape, the "buff starts here"-with Modified Push-Ups, Partial Ab Rolls, and Pelvic Tilts *The Perfect Gym Workout:Lizzy takes you step-by-step through the most effective machine circuit at the gym-and takes away the intimidation *The Perfect Weight Loss Workout:Exercises that will help you lose body fat (and keep it off)-from jumping rope to Jumping Jacks *The Perfect Strength Workout:Muscle building and strength maximizing routines-and the secrets of the world's strongest athletes *The Perfect No Crunch Abdominal Workout:Attain a flat, toned tummy-with Ball Crunches, Hovers, and Mini Leg Lowers Plus-the Mind-Body Workout for calming the mind . . . the Travel Workout for keeping fit on the road . . . a Stretch Workout for improving flexibility and posture . . . the Perfect Legs and Butt Workout for tight buns and gorgeous gams . . . and the Perfect Upper-Body Workout for sculpting those muscles north of the waistline! Highlighted throughout with personal stories and anecdotes from fitness experts and people who successfully put into practice Lizzy's routines, this accessible guide makes feeling fit and looking great a snap-go sweat!
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