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Battlefield and Classroom
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Battlefield and Classroom ab 35.49 € als Taschenbuch: An Autobiography by Richard Henry Pratt. Aus dem Bereich: Bücher, Belletristik, Briefe & Biografien,

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GPS Declassified: From Smart Bombs to Smartphon...
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GPS Declassified examines the development of GPS from its secret, cold war military roots to its emergence as a worldwide consumer industry. Drawing on previously unexplored documents, the authors examine how military rivalries influenced the creation of GPS and shaped public perceptions about its origin. Since the United States’ first program to launch a satellite in the late 1950s, the nation has pursued dual paths into space - one military and secret, the other scientific and public. Among the many commercial spin-offs this approach has produced, GPS arguably boasts the greatest impact on our daily lives. Told by a son of a Navy insider - whose work helped lay the foundations for the system - and a science and technology journalist, the story chronicles the research and technological advances required for the development of GPS. The authors peek behind the scenes at pivotal events in GPS history. They note how the technology moved from the laboratory to the battlefield to the dashboard and the smartphone, and they raise the specter of how this technology and its surrounding industry affect public policy. Insights into how the system works and how it fits into a long history of advances in navigation tie into discussions of the myriad applications for GPS. Published by University of Nebraska Press. "A carefully researched, well written, fast-paced, and thoroughly enjoyable book." - Space Review "As an introduction to GPS, its history, uses, issues and concerns GPS Declassified can't be beat." - New York Journal of Books "Expertly weaves the story of GPS development and its ever-expanding use." - Choice 1. Language: English. Narrator: Douglas R. Pratt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/104706/bk_acx0_104706_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Ian Fleming's Seven Deadlier Sins and 007's Mor...
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'I have been bewildered by the staying power of the traditional Seven Deadly Sins: Pride, envy, anger, sloth, covetousness, gluttony and lust. It was not until I began reading and studying Fleming's 'Bond, James Bond,' that I was convinced that Bond was a knight out to slay these contemporary dragons threatening our lives. All of Fleming's 007 tales follow a common theme that he identified in his first Bond novel, Casino Royale, as parables about evil people. Fleming's stories have considerable mythological, allegorical and theological depth that are compelling to this day. Fleming found most of the traditional Seven Deadly Sins to be closer to virtues in contemporary culture. While an editor on the staff of the Sunday Times, Fleming suggested the famous London-based newspaper publish a series of essays on the traditional Seven Deadly Sins. Fleming later saw that this collection of essays was published as a now out-of-print book called simply, The Seven Deadly Sins. In his Foreword to that volume, Fleming lays out seven modern deadlier sins, a list that turns out to be a roadmap to his overarching intention for writing the James Bond novels. Fleming's modern sins that will send people to Hell are: Avarice, Cruelty, Snobbery, Hypocrisy, Self-righteousness, Moral Cowardice and Malice. Fleming, often considered a literary light-weight in his day, actually gave us far more than run-of-the-mill adventure stories. He wrote mythical parables of evil people in which, novel after novel, he sketched out the baseline of evil against which we can measure goodness. To counter these evil people, his Bond is a modern-day St. George who slays the dragons and confronts the moral dilemmas that spring from the confusing lures of modern culture. The evil characters Bond is fighting are fascinating, brilliant villains, often more interesting than James Bond himself. They are larger-than-life caricatures of the evil they personify. Bond is in pursuit of the agents of the Devil. To meet the evil figures in Fleming's writings is to meet the Devil whom Fleming regarded as a deadly serious threat to our world. This is what Ian Fleming has done in the 007 series. James Bond, as presented in the Fleming novels, is less than a perfect man who often drops his guard, is captured by his enemy, and yet fights with loyalty and courage to escape the clutches of the dragon. This parallels Fleming's life struggle as it does the life struggle of many of us who know that we are flawed warriors on a spiritual battlefield. Now we can clearly see why Fleming was such a prophet. Daily we are confronted with extravagant greed, violence, snobbery, hypocrisy, self-righteousness and spineless moral cowardice. That is why this book has been discussed in small groups around our world. I have heard personally from folks describing how my book and subsequent conversations with friends have raised soul-searching questions. Many of these words of thanks have come from people who have encountered serious losses that stifled their joy, energy and hope. They had never heard of accidie, but discovered that this traditional term was helpful in identifying their seemingly insurmountable burden. A phrase like, 'Shaken, not stirred,' took on new meaning. Their lives had been deeply shaken but they had lost the energy and focus to be stirred. That is the temptation of accidie-a life that loses all capacity for joy and deadens any sense of mission. By naming and discussing that temptation, many readers have told me they took new steps toward relief. For those who have suffered from accidie-or any of these deadly temptations Fleming explored-I hope that my book will continue to become a vehicle for self-examination, group reflection and ultimately the healing of souls.' -Author, Benjamin Pratt

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Civil War History and Roster of the First New Y...
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Starting with the flag on the front and back covers of this book, you will find the documented history of the First New York Dragoons' participation in the American Civil War. The battlefield with it's movements of troops, and the roar of cannon and the rattle of small arms, brings to life the struggles of the heroes and brave comrades of the rebellion. Included is a storehouse of genealogical data of first and last names, rank, discharged, transferred and wounded, causalities, deserters, post office location and dates. A partial list of the comrades named, some with pictures: Abbot, Abbott, Abrams, Adams, Albright, Aldernam, Aldrich, Alford, Allen, Annabal, Annis, Ansel, Arnold, Atwell, Babcock, Bacon, Baker, Barber, Barnes, Barns, Barrager, Barrell, Barron, Barton, Bayer, Beach, Beadle, Beebe, Beecher, Belden, Bennett, Bigelow, Bills, Binder, Bishop, Blackman, Blanchard, Bliss, Bonnond, Booher, Booth, Borden, Botsford, Bowen, Boyd, Brainard, Brenell, Brennan, Brick, Briggs, Brightlop, Britton, Booker, Brown, Brundage, Buck, Buckley, Burke, Burkhard, Burlison, Burr, Bursley, Bush, Bushnell, Butler, Callahan, Calvin, Cameron, camp, Campbell, Card, Carpenter, Carroll, Carter, Cary, Case, Chamberlain, Chapin, Chapman, Chase, Chilson, Clark, Clifford, Cluet, Cobb, Colcharta, Cole, Conklin, Connor, Cook, Cornell, Cotten, Covell, Coy, Crane, Crawford, Crittenden, Crocker, Cross, Culbertson, Cummings, Curtis, Daily, Daniels, Darling, Davis, Day, Dewey, Draper, Driscoll, Duggan, Dunn, Eber, Elliott, ellis, Emmons, Farman, Farnsworth, Ferguson, fish, Fisher, Flint, Ford, Foster, Fowler, Fox, Francis, Freeman, Fry, Gage, Gardner, Garrett, Gearhart, Gibbs, Gibson, Gilbert, Gilman, Gleason, Godfrey, Graham, Granger, Graves, Gray, Green, Griffith, Griggs, Griswold, Grover, Haight, Hakes, Haley, Hall, Halsted, Hamilton, Hanks, Harden, Harding, Hardy, Hare, Harrington, Hartmen, Harvey, Harwood, Hatch, Heath, Helmer, Hennig, Henshaw, Herrington, Hicks, Hinman, Hitchock, Hoffman, Holley, Hooker, Hopkins, Horton, House, Howard, Howe, Hubbard, Hunt, Hyde, Jackson, James, Jefferson, Jennings, Johnson, Jones, Karns, Keghan, Kelley, Kerslaw, Ketch, King, Kinney, Knapp, Knox, Lancey, Land, Lawrence, Lawton, Leach, Leddick, Lee, Leggett, Lemen, Lewis, Lilly, Lockwood, Lorish, Luther, Lyman, Lyon, Mack, Mahanna, Masterson, Mattison, McCabe, McGuire, McIntosh, McMann, Meade, Merchant, Miller, Mix, Moore, Moores, Morey, Morris, Murphy, Needham, Nichols, Norton, Ogilvie, Oliver, Olney, Orcutt, Osborne, Osgood, Page, Palmer, Parker, Parkins, Patridge, Patterson, Payn, Peck, Pettebone, Pettie, Phelps, Pinney, Pratt, Prosper, Pryor, Purchase, Pursell, Randolph, Ransom, Rathbone, Reed, Roberts, Robinson, Rogers, Rood, Root, Royce, Sabin, Sackett, Sales, Salsberry, Sanderson, Saterly, Saunders, Schleick, Scott, Sears, Shaw, Sheldon, Simmons, Simonds, Simons, Simpson, Skinner, Slater, Slocum, Smith, Snow, Southworth, Spencer, Squires, Stanley Starks, Sterling, Stratton, Strawberger, Street, Sweet, Swift, Tallman, Taylor, Terry, Thompson, Thorp, Torrey, Townsend, Tucker, Vanderwalker, Wade, Wakeman, Walcott, Waldo, Walker, Waller, Walsh, Warner, Washburn, Wasterson, Waters, Watts, Weaver, Welch, Wells, Wessells, West, Wheelock, White, Wickson, Wight, Wilcox, Wilkins, William Williams, Wilson, Winegar, Wing, Wolf, Wood, Worclen, Yeomans and many more....

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Shenk, R:  America's Black Sea Fleet
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Named a 'Notable Naval Book of 2012' by 'Proceedings Magazine' In a high-tempo series of operations throughout the Black Sea, Aegean Sea and eastern Mediterranean, a small American fleet of destroyers and other naval vessels responded ably to several major international crises including the last days of the Russian Revolution and the 1920-1922 Turkish Nationalist Revolution. Officers and men of the navy's 'four-piper' destroyers began by investigating circumstances on the ground in mainland Turkey right after World War I, and by transporting American relief teams to ports throughout Turkey and Southern Russia to aid the tens of thousands of orphans and refugees who had survived the wartime Armenian genocide. Then the destroyers assisted in the final evacuation of 150,000 White Russians from the Crimea to Constantinople (one of the final acts of the Russian Revolution); coordinated the visits of the Hoover grain ships to ports in Southern Russia where millions were enduring a horrendous famine; witnessed and reported on the terrible dolorosa of the Greeks of the Pontus region of Turkey; and, in September of 1922, conducted the evacuation of hundreds of thousands of Greek and Armenian refugees from burning Smyrna. This latter event was the cataclysmic conclusion of the Turkish Nationalist Revolution, which had begun in early 1920. After Smyrna, the destroyers escorted Greek steamers in their rescue of ethnic Christian civilians being expelled from all the ports of Anatolian Turkey. As the conclusion of a long war between Nationalist Turks and an invading Hellenic Greek army, these people were being forced out of their ancestral homes by the Turks. Sometimes American destroyers carried hundreds of such refugees to friendly ports on their own weather decks. Upon the burning of Smyrna in September of 1922, Admiral Mark Bristol's small fleet had grown to some 26 naval vessels, most of them destroyers, although some cruisers, naval repair vessels and supply ships also came, and the battleships Arizona and Utah also appeared briefly. It was during 1922 that the destroyer Bainbridge rescued 482 of 495 men, women and children from the burning French transport Vinh Long in the Sea of Marmora. The destroyer accomplished this by the expedient of ramming the large French ship so the exploding ammunition could not continue to force the vessels apart. For this action, Lieut. Commander W. Atlee Edwards was awarded the Medal of Honor by America, and the Legion of Honor by France. Over four years, Admiral Bristol maintained a strong grip on American naval and diplomatic affairs throughout the region. Headquartered at the American Embassy at Constantinople, Bristol also worked to further American business interests in Turkey, and tended to favor Turks over Greeks and Armenians in the process. Many Americans were convinced that Bristol was biased on behalf of the Turks, and a couple of navy captains risked their careers by speaking out about impending Turkish massacres that Bristol wanted to hush up. Several later-famous admirals saw duty in Bristol's small navy, including William Leahy, Thomas Kinkaid, Julian Wheeler, Tip Merrill, Japy Hepburn and Dan Gallery, while statesman Allen Dulles was one of Bristol's key diplomats. Most of these men and most of the sailors, too, enjoyed the terrific nightlife of Constantinople that existed right alongside all the refugee heartbreak. When their duties kept them at sea or alongside grain ships in Russia or moored at the spartan Black Sea ports, the Americans kept their spirits up by racing ships' boats, shooting game, sightseeing, and (especially) by playing baseball. Captain Pratt Mannix even took advantage of his ship's briefly anchoring near the Gallipoli battlefield to become the first American to swim the famous Hellespont.

Anbieter: Orell Fuessli CH
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Ian Fleming's Seven Deadlier Sins and 007's Mor...
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'I have been bewildered by the staying power of the traditional Seven Deadly Sins: Pride, envy, anger, sloth, covetousness, gluttony and lust. It was not until I began reading and studying Fleming's 'Bond, James Bond,' that I was convinced that Bond was a knight out to slay these contemporary dragons threatening our lives. All of Fleming's 007 tales follow a common theme that he identified in his first Bond novel, Casino Royale, as parables about evil people. Fleming's stories have considerable mythological, allegorical and theological depth that are compelling to this day. Fleming found most of the traditional Seven Deadly Sins to be closer to virtues in contemporary culture. While an editor on the staff of the Sunday Times, Fleming suggested the famous London-based newspaper publish a series of essays on the traditional Seven Deadly Sins. Fleming later saw that this collection of essays was published as a now out-of-print book called simply, The Seven Deadly Sins. In his Foreword to that volume, Fleming lays out seven modern deadlier sins, a list that turns out to be a roadmap to his overarching intention for writing the James Bond novels. Fleming's modern sins that will send people to Hell are: Avarice, Cruelty, Snobbery, Hypocrisy, Self-righteousness, Moral Cowardice and Malice. Fleming, often considered a literary light-weight in his day, actually gave us far more than run-of-the-mill adventure stories. He wrote mythical parables of evil people in which, novel after novel, he sketched out the baseline of evil against which we can measure goodness. To counter these evil people, his Bond is a modern-day St. George who slays the dragons and confronts the moral dilemmas that spring from the confusing lures of modern culture. The evil characters Bond is fighting are fascinating, brilliant villains, often more interesting than James Bond himself. They are larger-than-life caricatures of the evil they personify. Bond is in pursuit of the agents of the Devil. To meet the evil figures in Fleming's writings is to meet the Devil whom Fleming regarded as a deadly serious threat to our world. This is what Ian Fleming has done in the 007 series. James Bond, as presented in the Fleming novels, is less than a perfect man who often drops his guard, is captured by his enemy, and yet fights with loyalty and courage to escape the clutches of the dragon. This parallels Fleming's life struggle as it does the life struggle of many of us who know that we are flawed warriors on a spiritual battlefield. Now we can clearly see why Fleming was such a prophet. Daily we are confronted with extravagant greed, violence, snobbery, hypocrisy, self-righteousness and spineless moral cowardice. That is why this book has been discussed in small groups around our world. I have heard personally from folks describing how my book and subsequent conversations with friends have raised soul-searching questions. Many of these words of thanks have come from people who have encountered serious losses that stifled their joy, energy and hope. They had never heard of accidie, but discovered that this traditional term was helpful in identifying their seemingly insurmountable burden. A phrase like, 'Shaken, not stirred,' took on new meaning. Their lives had been deeply shaken but they had lost the energy and focus to be stirred. That is the temptation of accidie-a life that loses all capacity for joy and deadens any sense of mission. By naming and discussing that temptation, many readers have told me they took new steps toward relief. For those who have suffered from accidie-or any of these deadly temptations Fleming explored-I hope that my book will continue to become a vehicle for self-examination, group reflection and ultimately the healing of souls.' -Author, Benjamin Pratt

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Stand: 28.10.2020
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Civil War History and Roster of the First New Y...
14,99 € *
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Starting with the flag on the front and back covers of this book, you will find the documented history of the First New York Dragoons' participation in the American Civil War. The battlefield with it's movements of troops, and the roar of cannon and the rattle of small arms, brings to life the struggles of the heroes and brave comrades of the rebellion. Included is a storehouse of genealogical data of first and last names, rank, discharged, transferred and wounded, causalities, deserters, post office location and dates. A partial list of the comrades named, some with pictures: Abbot, Abbott, Abrams, Adams, Albright, Aldernam, Aldrich, Alford, Allen, Annabal, Annis, Ansel, Arnold, Atwell, Babcock, Bacon, Baker, Barber, Barnes, Barns, Barrager, Barrell, Barron, Barton, Bayer, Beach, Beadle, Beebe, Beecher, Belden, Bennett, Bigelow, Bills, Binder, Bishop, Blackman, Blanchard, Bliss, Bonnond, Booher, Booth, Borden, Botsford, Bowen, Boyd, Brainard, Brenell, Brennan, Brick, Briggs, Brightlop, Britton, Booker, Brown, Brundage, Buck, Buckley, Burke, Burkhard, Burlison, Burr, Bursley, Bush, Bushnell, Butler, Callahan, Calvin, Cameron, camp, Campbell, Card, Carpenter, Carroll, Carter, Cary, Case, Chamberlain, Chapin, Chapman, Chase, Chilson, Clark, Clifford, Cluet, Cobb, Colcharta, Cole, Conklin, Connor, Cook, Cornell, Cotten, Covell, Coy, Crane, Crawford, Crittenden, Crocker, Cross, Culbertson, Cummings, Curtis, Daily, Daniels, Darling, Davis, Day, Dewey, Draper, Driscoll, Duggan, Dunn, Eber, Elliott, ellis, Emmons, Farman, Farnsworth, Ferguson, fish, Fisher, Flint, Ford, Foster, Fowler, Fox, Francis, Freeman, Fry, Gage, Gardner, Garrett, Gearhart, Gibbs, Gibson, Gilbert, Gilman, Gleason, Godfrey, Graham, Granger, Graves, Gray, Green, Griffith, Griggs, Griswold, Grover, Haight, Hakes, Haley, Hall, Halsted, Hamilton, Hanks, Harden, Harding, Hardy, Hare, Harrington, Hartmen, Harvey, Harwood, Hatch, Heath, Helmer, Hennig, Henshaw, Herrington, Hicks, Hinman, Hitchock, Hoffman, Holley, Hooker, Hopkins, Horton, House, Howard, Howe, Hubbard, Hunt, Hyde, Jackson, James, Jefferson, Jennings, Johnson, Jones, Karns, Keghan, Kelley, Kerslaw, Ketch, King, Kinney, Knapp, Knox, Lancey, Land, Lawrence, Lawton, Leach, Leddick, Lee, Leggett, Lemen, Lewis, Lilly, Lockwood, Lorish, Luther, Lyman, Lyon, Mack, Mahanna, Masterson, Mattison, McCabe, McGuire, McIntosh, McMann, Meade, Merchant, Miller, Mix, Moore, Moores, Morey, Morris, Murphy, Needham, Nichols, Norton, Ogilvie, Oliver, Olney, Orcutt, Osborne, Osgood, Page, Palmer, Parker, Parkins, Patridge, Patterson, Payn, Peck, Pettebone, Pettie, Phelps, Pinney, Pratt, Prosper, Pryor, Purchase, Pursell, Randolph, Ransom, Rathbone, Reed, Roberts, Robinson, Rogers, Rood, Root, Royce, Sabin, Sackett, Sales, Salsberry, Sanderson, Saterly, Saunders, Schleick, Scott, Sears, Shaw, Sheldon, Simmons, Simonds, Simons, Simpson, Skinner, Slater, Slocum, Smith, Snow, Southworth, Spencer, Squires, Stanley Starks, Sterling, Stratton, Strawberger, Street, Sweet, Swift, Tallman, Taylor, Terry, Thompson, Thorp, Torrey, Townsend, Tucker, Vanderwalker, Wade, Wakeman, Walcott, Waldo, Walker, Waller, Walsh, Warner, Washburn, Wasterson, Waters, Watts, Weaver, Welch, Wells, Wessells, West, Wheelock, White, Wickson, Wight, Wilcox, Wilkins, William Williams, Wilson, Winegar, Wing, Wolf, Wood, Worclen, Yeomans and many more....

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