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American Arsenal: A Century of Waging War , Hör...
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When America declared war on Germany in 1917, the United States had only 200,000 men under arms, a 20th of the German army's strength, and its planes were no match for the German air force. Less than a century later, the United States today has by far the world's largest military budget and provides over 40% of the world's armaments.In American Arsenal Patrick Coffey examines America's military transformation from an isolationist state to a world superpower. Focusing on 15 specific developments, Coffey illustrates the unplanned, often haphazard nature of this transformation, which has been driven by political, military, technological, and commercial interests. Beginning with Thomas Edison's work on submarine technology, American Arsenal moves from World War I to the present conflicts in the Middle East, covering topics from chemical weapons, strategic bombing, and the nuclear standoff with the Soviet Union, to "smart" bombs, hand-held anti-aircraft missiles, and the Predator and other drone aircrafts. Coffey traces the story of each advance in weaponry from drawing board to battlefield, and includes fascinating portraits of the men who invented and deployed them:Edward Teller, "the father of the hydrogen bomb"Robert Oppenheimer, head of atomic bomb design at Los AlamosCurtis LeMay, who led the fire-bombing of JapanHerman Kahn, nuclear strategist and a model for Stanley Kubrick's Dr. StrangeloveAbraham Karem, inventor of the PredatorAnd many others Coffey also examines the increasingly detached nature of modern American warfare - the ultimate goal is to remove soldiers from the battlefield entirely - which limits casualties (211,454 in Vietnam and only 1,231 in the Gulf War) but also lessens the political and psychological costs of going to war. Examining the backstories of every major American weapons development, American Arsenal is essential listening for anyo 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dennis Holland. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/017962/bk_adbl_017962_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Psyched Up: How the Science of Mental Preparati...
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Closing the sale. Asking for a raise. Nailing the big presentation. Of the 2,000 hours you work every year, your success or failure is determined in the couple of dozen crucial hours when you need to bring your absolute best. Will you? The last few minutes before a major challenge can be terrifying. Ever wished you knew how to make sure you ace the make-or-break test, audition, or interview? We often feel the most powerless just before we're expected to act powerful. As you'll learn in this life-changing book, practice might make perfect, but perfection is useless if you can't summon it when it counts. Pulling off a great speech or the pivotal at bat also requires the right kind of mental preparation. In Psyched Up, journalist Daniel McGinn dives into the latest psychological research and interviews athletes, soldiers, entertainers, and others who, despite years of practice and enviable track records, will ultimately be judged on their ability to deliver a solid performance when it's their turn to shine. For instance, he reveals: How Jerry Seinfeld's jacket and Stephen Colbert's pen help them get laughs What General Stanley McChrystal said to Special Forces before they entered the battlefield Why the New England Patriots hired the DJ from the Red Sox to help them win Among other counterintuitive insights, McGinn reveals why trying to calm your backstage jitters can be worse for your performance than channeling it into excitement, how meaningless rituals can do more to prepare you in the final moments than last-minute rehearsal, and how a prescription from your doctor could help you unleash your best skills. Whether you're a sportsperson or a salesperson, an actor or an entrepreneur, one bad hour can throw away months of hard work. There's so much conflicting popular advice that we often end up doing the wrong things. McGinn separates the facts from t 1. Language: English. Narrator: Johnathan McClain. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/peng/003150/bk_peng_003150_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Henry IV. Pt.1
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'The finest, most representative instance of what Shakespeare can do' Harold BloomPrince Hal, the son of King Henry IV, spends his time in idle pleasure with dissolute friends, among them the roguish Sir John Falstaff. But when the kingdom is threatened by rebellious forces, the prince must abandon his feckless ways. Ranging from taverns and brothels to the royal court and the battlefield, Shakespeare's masterful drama shows a prodigal son rising to meet his destiny as a ruler of men.Used and Recommended by the National TheatreGeneral Editor Stanley WellsEdited by Peter DavisonIntroduction by Charles Edelman

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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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The Eagle Has Landed: 50 Years of Lunar Science...
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The lone survivor of a lunar crash, waiting for rescue in a solar powered suit, must keep walking for thirty days to remain in the sunlight keeping her alive . . . life as an ice miner turns ugly as the workers’ resentment turns from sabotage to murder . . . an astronaut investigating a strange crash landing encounters an increasing number of doppelgangers of herself . . . a nuclear bomb with a human personality announces to a moon colony that it will soon explode . . . hundreds of years in the future, art forgers working on the lunar surface travel back in time to swap out priceless art, rescuing it from what will become a destroyed Earth . . .   On July 20, 1969, mankind made what had only years earlier seemed like an impossible leap forward: Apollo 11 became the first manned mission to land on the moon, and Neil Armstrong the first person to step foot on the lunar surface. While there have only been a handful of new missions since, the fascination with our planet’s satellite continues, and generations of writers and artists have imagined the endless possibilities of lunar life. The Eagle Has Landed collects the best stories written in the fifty years since mankind first stepped foot on the lunar surface, serving as a shining reminder that the moon is a visible and constant example of all the infinite possibility of the wider universe. Table of Contents Introduction Bagatelle by John Varley The Eve of the Last Apollo by Carter Scholz The Lunatics by Kim Stanley Robinson Griffin’s Egg by Michael Swanwick A Walk in the Sun by Geoffrey A. Landis Waging Good by Robert Reed How We Lost the Moon by Paul McAuley People Came From Earth by Stephen Baxter Ashes and Tombstones by Brian Stableford Sunday Night Yams at Minnie and Earl’s by Adam Troy Castro Stories for Men by John Kessel The Clear Blue Seas of Luna by Gregory Benford You Will Go to the Moon by William Preston SeniorSource by Kristine Kathryn Rusch The Economy of Vacuum by Sarah Thomas The Cassandra Project by Jack McDevitt Fly Me to the Moon by Marianne J. Dyson Tyche and the Ants by Hannu Rajaniemi The Moon Belongs to Everyone by Michael Alexander and K.C. Ball The Fifth Dragon by Ian McDonald Let Baser Things Devise by Berrien C. Henderson The Moon is Not a Battlefield by Indrapramit Das Every Hour of Light and Dark by Nancy Kress In Event of Moon Disaster by Rich Larson Permissions About the Editor

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Team of Teams
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What if you could combine the agility, adaptability, and cohesion of a small team with the power and resources of a giant organization? THE OLD RULES NO LONGER APPLY . . . When General Stanley McChrystal took command of the Joint Special Operations Task Force in 2004, he quickly realized that conventional military tactics were failing. Al Qaeda in Iraq was a decentralized network that could move quickly, strike ruthlessly, then seemingly vanish into the local population. The allied forces had a huge advantage in numbers, equipment, and training-but none of that seemed to matter. TEACHING A LEVIATHAN TO IMPROVISE It's no secret that in any field, small teams have many ad vantages-they can respond quickly, communicate freely, and make decisions without layers of bureaucracy. But organizations taking on really big challenges can't fit in a garage. They need management practices that can scale to thousands of people. General McChrystal led a hierarchical, highly disci plined machine of thousands of men and women. But to defeat Al Qaeda in Iraq, his Task Force would have to acquire the enemy's speed and flexibility. Was there a way to combine the power of the world's mightiest military with the agility of the world's most fearsome terrorist network? If so, could the same principles apply in civilian organizations? A NEW APPROACH FOR A NEW WORLD McChrystal and his colleagues discarded a century of conventional wisdom and remade the Task Force, in the midst of a grueling war, into something new: a network that combined extremely transparent communication with decentralized decision-making authority. The walls between silos were torn down. Leaders looked at the best practices of the smallest units and found ways to ex tend them to thousands of people on three continents, using technology to establish a oneness that would have been impossible even a decade earlier. The Task Force became a 'team of teams'-faster, flatter, more flex ible-and beat back Al Qaeda. BEYOND THE BATTLEFIELD In this powerful book, McChrystal and his colleagues show how the challenges they faced in Iraq can be rel evant to countless businesses, nonprofits, and other or ganizations. The world is changing faster than ever, and the smartest response for those in charge is to give small groups the freedom to experiment while driving every one to share what they learn across the entire organiza tion. As the authors argue through compelling examples, the team of teams strategy has worked everywhere from hospital emergency rooms to NASA. It has the potential to transform organizations large and small.

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The Eagle Has Landed
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When Apollo astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walked on the moon, itt was a giant leap for mankind and an inspiration to science fiction writers everywhere! The lone survivor of a lunar crash, waiting for rescue in a solar powered suit, must keep walking for thirty days to remain in the sunlight keeping her alive . . . life as an ice miner turns ugly as the workers’ resentment turns from sabotage to murder . . . an astronaut investigating a strange crash landing encounters an increasing number of doppelgangers of herself . . . a nuclear bomb with a human personality announces to a moon colony that it will soon explode . . . hundreds of years in the future, art forgers working on the lunar surface travel back in time to swap out priceless art, rescuing it from what will become a destroyed Earth . . . On July 20, 1969, mankind made what had only years earlier seemed like an impossible leap forward: Apollo 11 became the first manned mission to land on the moon, and Neil Armstrong the first person to step foot on the lunar surface. While there have only been a handful of new missions since, the fascination with our planet’s satellite continues, and generations of writers and artists have imagined the endless possibilities of lunar life. The Eagle Has Landed collects the best stories written in the fifty years since mankind first stepped foot on the lunar surface, serving as a shining reminder that the moon is a visible and constant example of all the infinite possibility of the wider universe. Bagatelle by John Varley The Eve of the Last Apollo by Carter Scholz The Lunatics by Kim Stanley Robinson Griffin’s Egg by Michael Swanwick A Walk in the Sun by Geoffrey A. Landis Waging Good by Robert Reed How We Lost the Moon by Paul McAuley People Came From Earth by Stephen Baxter Ashes and Tombstones by Brian Stableford Sunday Night Yams at Minnie and Earl’s by Adam Troy Castro Stories for Men by John Kessel The Clear Blue Seas of Luna by Gregory Benford You Will Go to the Moon by William Preston SeniorSource by Kristine Kathryn Rusch The Economy of Vacuum by Sarah Thomas The Cassandra Project by Jack McDevitt Fly Me to the Moon by Marianne J. Dyson Tyche and the Ants by Hannu Rajaniemi The Moon Belongs to Everyone by Michael Alexander and K.C. Ball The Fifth Dragon by Ian McDonald Let Baser Things Devise by Berrien C. Henderson The Moon is Not a Battlefield by Indrapramit Das Every Hour of Light and Dark by Nancy Kress In Event of Moon Disaster by Rich Larson

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Bearing Witness
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Peter Rees has done what no one else has managed: read the vast Bean archive and get inside the head of the most influential figure in Australia's military history. Rees's superb book shows how Bean bore witness to Australia's Great War.' - Professor Peter Stanley 'Part sophisticated military history, part story for a nation, Peter Rees provides a warm and deeply moving portrait of Charles Bean, one of the greatest Australians of the twentieth century.' - Michael McKernan Charles Bean was Australia's greatest and most famous war correspondent. He is the journalist who told Australia about the horrors of Gallipoli and the Western Front. He is the historian who did so much to create the Anzac legend and shape the emerging Australian identity in the years after Federation. He is the patriot who was central to the establishment of one of this country's most important cultural institutions, the Australian War Memorial. Yet we know so little about him as a man. Bearing Witness rectifies that omission in our national biography. This is the first complete portrait of Charles Bean. It is the story of a boy from Bathurst and his search for truth: in the bush, on the battlefield and in the writing of the official history of Australia's involvement in World War I. But beyond this, it is a powerful and detailed exploration of his life, his accomplishments and a marriage that sustained and enriched him. Insightful, unexpected and compelling, Bearing Witness gives rich personality to a remarkable life.

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Stout Pair of Boots
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Australians are becoming increasingly fascinated by their military history, and every year greater numbers visit the scenes of the battles commemorated each Anzac Day - Villers-Bretonneux, Long Tan, Kokoda, Gallipoli itself. But what can you learn from visiting a battlefield? And how do you make sure you get the most out of the experience? Peter Stanley, one of Australia's most experienced military historians, a veteran of battlefield research in Borneo and Egypt, Turkey and France, gives wide-ranging and practical hints and tips, including what to take, whether to go alone or in a group, how to stay safe, who to contact before you go, and how to avoid getting sick while you're there. Drawing on his own extensive experience, and that of many of his friends and colleagues, Peter will inspire you to get out of the armchair and walk the ground where Australia's military history was made. '... beautifully written, warm, funny. Moving as well as practical and highly informative. I wish I'd read it before I went!' Craig Deayton, author of Decision at Dernancourt: The 47th Battalion in the Great War

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