The Crown of Thorns

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Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN:3642493262

Total Pages:265

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In May 1962 the International Union of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (IUTAM) organized a symposium in Paris on the theory of the movement of the Earth's artificial satellites designated to confront the results of the first spatial experiences with the mechanical point of view. The papers submitted during this meeting have been published in 1963 in a collection entitled "Dynamics of Satellites" by Springer Verlag. During the last three years the importance of studies pertaining to the dynamics of artificial satellites has continued to increase, and many results due to observations have led to a deeper knowledge of the field of forces in which these objects move, particularly the field of gravitation of the Earth, the forces due to pressure of radiation, friction of the atmosphere, etc . . . A new symposium seemed therefore suitable to determine these recent advances. However, this time it appeared appropriate to consider it more from the point of view of the interpretation obtained from the results of observations (determination of orbits and forces existing) than from the point of view of the theory of motion. For this reason the complete title of the second symposium is as follows: "Trajectories of Artificial Celestial Bodies, as Determined from Observations".

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Unconquerable Sun

Author:Kate Elliott

Publisher:Tor Books

ISBN:1250197252

Total Pages:528

Viewed:1990

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"Non-stop action! Space battles! Intrigue! This is the kind of space opera that I love best—but Elliott does it even better."—New York Times bestselling author Ann Leckie New York Times bestselling author Kate Elliott brings us a thrilling new science fiction adventure set in a rich universe full of political intrigue with Unconquerable Sun. GENDER-SPUN ALEXANDER THE GREAT ON AN INTERSTELLAR SCALE Princess Sun has finally come of age. Growing up in the shadow of her mother, Eirene, has been no easy task. The legendary queen-marshal did what everyone thought impossible: expel the invaders and build Chaonia into a magnificent republic, one to be respected—and feared. But the cutthroat ambassador corps and conniving noble houses have never ceased to scheme—and they have plans that need Sun to be removed as heir, or better yet, dead. To survive, the princess must rely on her wits and companions: her biggest rival, her secret lover, and a dangerous prisoner of war. Take the brilliance and cunning courage of Princess Leia—add in a dazzling futuristic setting where pop culture and propaganda are one and the same—and hold on tight: This is the space opera you’ve been waiting for. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

A Young Soldier's Memoirs: My One Year Growing Up in 1965 Korea

Author:Julio A. Martinez

Publisher:Xlibris Corporation

ISBN:9781453523872

Total Pages:513

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The pages of this book vividly conjure up the sights and smells and sounds of Martinez’s adventures in Korea. He enthusiastically spent every free moment traveling everywhere, taking hundreds of photographs, teaching himself to speak, read, and write the language. Nothing escaped his youthful eyes, from ancient temples to rice planting and harvesting to little known facets of the country’s rich 5,000 year old culture. His exuberance with each of his discoveries is faithfully recorded, as are the familiar things we all felt—homesickness and fear, camaraderie and purpose. If you want to see the Korea of forty-five years ago through the bright eyes of a nineteen-year old soldier from Texas with a truly remarkable memory for every detail, this is the best way to do it.—William Roskey, Author of MUFFLED SHOTS: A Year on the DMZ

The Pit and the Pendulum

Author:Edgar Allan Poe

Publisher:Lindhardt og Ringhof

ISBN:8726586924

Total Pages:7

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It is almost impossible to escape the Spanish Inquisition alive. However, Edgar Allan Poe’s unnamed narrator, after suffering innumerable tortures upon his body and soul in the hands of his tormenters, sees the light of the day at the very end of his sanity’s tether. Even despite the lack of supernatural elements, "The Pit and the Pendulum" (1842) has enjoyed and influenced several notable movie adaptations. Animations such as The "Flinstones", TV series like "Crime Scene Investigation", to films like Roger Corman’s "The Pit and the Pendulum" (1961), starring Vincent Price and some torture methods found in the "Saw" franchise, the story’s famous pendulum scene is a rather fruitful source of inspirations. Yet, despite the terrific torments, the story focuses primarily on how terror is implicitly depicted through the workings of the mind. Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) was an American poet, author, and literary critic. Most famous for his poetry, short stories, and tales of the supernatural, mysterious, and macabre, he is also regarded as the inventor of the detective genre and a contributor to the emergence of science fiction, dark romanticism, and weird fiction. His most famous works include "The Raven" (1945), "The Black Cat" (1943), and "The Gold-Bug" (1843).

Crossword Puzzle Dictionary

Author:Nila Gott

Publisher:Nila Gott

ISBN:0961937602

Total Pages:224

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This crossword puzzle dictionary contains several special categories not usually found in puzzle references, for example, complete Kentucky Derby and Nobel Prize winners. Also noteworthy are lists of rivers and their tributaries, cities on rivers, islands, deities, poetic words, and an expanded section on American authors. Plus extensive foreign words.

Scenes of Clerical Life

Author:George Eliot

Publisher:OUP Oxford

ISBN:0191003743

Total Pages:416

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'the only true knowledge of our fellow-man is that which enables us to feel with him' George Eliot's first published work consisted of three short novellas: 'The Sad Fortunes of the Reverend Amos Barton', 'Mr Gilfil's Love-Story', and 'Janet's Repentance'. Their depiction of the lives of ordinary men and women in a provincial Midlands town initiated a new era of nineteenth-century literary realism. The tales concern rural members of the clergy and the gossip and factions that a small town generates around them. Amos Barton only realizes how much he depends upon his wife's selfless love when she dies prematurely; Mr Gilfil's devotion to a girl who loves another is only fleetingly rewarded; and Janet Dempster suffers years of domestic abuse before the influence of an Evangelical minister turns her life around. These stories are remarkable for the tenderness with which Eliot portrays a bygone time of religious belief in a newly secular age, giving literary fiction an alternative language to religion and philosophy for the observation and understanding of human experience. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

The Essential Guide to Warfare: Star Wars

Author:Jason Fry,Paul R. Urquhart

Publisher:Del Rey

ISBN:0345542746

Total Pages:256

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THE DEFINITIVE GUIDE TO THE ULTIMATE INTERGALACTIC BATTLEFIELD Like many a great epic, Star Wars is rooted in a rich history of armed conflict. Now, for the first time, the facts, figures, and fascinating backstories of major clashes and combatants in the vast Star Wars universe have been documented in one fully illustrated volume. Extensively researched and inventively written, Star Wars: The Essential Guide to Warfare combines action-filled narrative with encyclopedic knowledge that: • explores notable military units and groups • traces the development of significant armaments and technologies • profiles key warship classes, ground units, and manufacturers • provides capsule biographies of great military leaders • presents eyewitness troopers’ accounts of combat • plus—enough additional profiles, intel, history, and lore to span the cosmos! Encompassing all of the Star Wars media, including the legendary films, the hit TV series Star Wars: The Clone Wars, the bestselling books, comics, and videogames, and packed with original artwork, Star Wars: The Essential Guide to Warfare is a conquering achievement.

The Yellow Snake

Author:Edgar Wallace

Publisher:Read Books Ltd

ISBN:1473398452

Total Pages:305

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This early work by Edgar Wallace was originally published in 1926 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography. Wallace produced some 173 books and wrote 17 plays. These were largely adventure narratives with elements of crime or mystery, and usually combined a bombastic sensationalism with hammy violence, with 'The Yellow Snake' being no exception to these qualities. Wallace was born in London, England in 1875. He received his early education at St. Peter's School and the Board School, but after a frenetic teens involving a rash engagement and frequently changing employment circumstances, Wallace went into the military. He served in the Royal West Kent Regiment in England, and later managed to work his way into the press corps, becoming a war correspondent with the Daily Mail in 1898 during the Boer War. It was during this time that Wallace met Rudyard Kipling, a man he greatly admired.

Indian Defence Review 32.4 (Oct-Dec 2017)

Author:Air Marshal Anil Chopra,Air Marshal Dhiraj Kukreja,Lt Gen VK Saxena,Lt Gen Prakash Katoch,Lt Gen BS Pawar,RSN Singh,Prof SN Misra,Col Danvir Singh,Col Anil Athale

Publisher:Lancer Publishers LLC

ISBN:1940988330

Total Pages:N.A

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IN THIS VOLUME: The World after the 19th Party Congress - Lt Gen JS Bajwa (Editor) ------------------------------------------- INDIAN DEFENCE REVIEW COMMENT : Indian Military Doctrine: An Analysis - Gp Capt Johnson Chacko ------------------------------------------- Surface Air Defence Missile Systems: Potent and Relevant - Air Marshal Anil Chopra Force Multipliers for the IAF: Enhancing Aerial Power and Reach - Gp Capt Joseph Noronha Modernisation of the IAF’S Helicopter Fleet - Gp Capt AK Sachdev LCA Tejas: Still a Long Way - Air Marshal Anil Chopra The Nuances of Air Threat and its Implications - Lt Gen VK Saxena Integrated Simulators for Training of Mechanised Forces: The Way Ahead - Maj Gen Rajiv Narayanan The Space Race, The Cold War - Martand Jha Oil - Is it a Dyaing Resource? - Air Marshal Dhiraj Kukreja Electronic Warfare: Emerging Trends in Technology - Col Subhasis Das Will jihad kill China-Pakistan Economic Corridor!!! - RSN Singh Fifth-Generation Fighter Aircraft for the IAF: A Mirage or Reality? - Gp Capt Joseph Noronha Role of the IAF in a Two-Front War - Gp Capt AK Sachdev Army to get its own Apaches Attack Helicopters - Lt Gen BS Pawar Aerospace and Defence News - Priya Tyagi Rise of China: An Enigma - Col Anil Athale Logjam in Indigenous Aircraft Production - Prof SN Misra Infantry’s Day as it Was - Danvir Singh Battleground Afghanistan - Lt Gen Prakash Katoch North Korea and South China Sea Flashpoints: Are worthwhile Options left on US Table? - Maj Gen SB Asthana Central Armed Police Forces: Do we really care? - Rakesh Kr Sinha To ‘Act East’, Act in the North East India First! - Col Anil Athale The New Line-up in China’s Defense Forces - Claude Arpi Virtual Currencies: Bitcoin as an Emerging Terror Financing Threat to India - Dr SV Raghavan J&K: The Sacrifice of Past Generations should not go in Vain - Col Jaibans Singh

Aircraft of The Royal Australian Air Force

Author:Air Force History Branch

Publisher:Simon and Schuster

ISBN:1922488046

Total Pages:640

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Aircraft of The Royal Australian Air Force tells the story of the RAAF’s first one hundred years by describing the acquisition, operation, and service record of the multitude of aircraft types flown by the RAAF. The 176 aircraft types include the flimsy wood and canvas aircraft typical of World War I, through the technological advances during and after World War II, to modern fifth-generation, complex aircraft like the F-35 Lightning II. Even before its formation Sir Richard Williams, the Father of the RAAF, had decided to employ an alpha-numeric numbering system to identify and account for each aircraft in service. This system started with A1, A2, A3 etc as each type of aircraft came into service. Each individual aircraft within each series was identified as A1-1, A1-2 and so on and the aircraft serial became known colloquially as the ‘A-number’. With some exceptions over the century since the A-number system started, aircraft entered RAAF service in broadly the sequence of the A-numbers, and so this book is intended to assist in charting the 100-year history of the RAAF by listing aircraft operated in A-number sequence, rather than by listing them by role (such as Fighter, Bomber, Maritime, Trainer, Transport etc) or alphabetically by name or by manufacturer. The inclusion of a comprehensive Index and the Quick Reference Guide to aircraft by role is intended to facilitate the location of the entry for any specific type of aircraft for those who may not already know its A-number. Aircraft of The Royal Australian Air Force is a must have for all those who have served in the RAAF, those with a passion for military aviation and aircraft in general, and the broader members of the public wishing to gain an appreciation of the Royal Australian Air Force in its centenary year.

Indian Defence Review

Author:Bharat Verma

Publisher:Lancer Publishers

ISBN:9788170621799

Total Pages:140

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IN THIS VOLUME:Blueprint to Tackle the Maoists Denigrating the Armed Forces: a dangerous agenda Space: the emerging battleground Trends in Space Weaponisation Defence Research: India's Achilles heel Defence Procurements: time for radical reforms India-Pakistan Dialogue: an anatomy Implications of China's Rise Maoists: China's proxy soldiers Pakistan's Islamic Odyssey: dangers ahead Aerospace and Defence News Sino-Pak Strategic Partnership: the Chinese vision The Teenage Maoists Capture of India: the Maoist blueprint Inside Iraq: five days in hell Strategic Aspects of Climate Change The Ghosts of Kargil Enhanced Chinese Interest in Pakistan My Thoughts on Afghanistan The Great Upsurge of 1857: historical sites in Meerut cantonment

Sacrifices

Author:James Nathan Post

Publisher:iUniverse

ISBN:1469772841

Total Pages:348

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"Somebody has to make the sacrifices," Warrant Officer Kevin Harrey's young wife Carlie told him when he left home to fly Army helicopter gunships in Vietnam. Though highly decorated as a combat hero, he came home in disgrace for smoking marijuana. Eddie Padilla was his mother's sacrifice, but all he wanted was to impress his buddy Big Roger Stanton. Battle-scarred Major Jake Csynes needed the war professionally and personally, and he expected his gun-packing Daggers to back him up all the way, and beyond. Though fictional, the combat action is thrillingly authentic, and the postwar drama of those who went, those who died, and those who waited for them, is moving and provocative even after so much has been written, and so long has passed.

The Forgotten Fighters

Author:Phil H. Listemann

Publisher:Philedition

ISBN:2918590568

Total Pages:40

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During WW2, the RAF, RAAF and the RCAF used numerous American built fighters. Some were used with success, but other not and this, for various reasons. This book is listing the types which were either rejected, either used in small numbers and the reasons why. This book gives the details of the career of the Airacobra in the RAF and the RAAF, the Airacomet, the Kingcobra, the Grumman Goblin in the RCAF, the Lockheed Lightning in the RAF and the RAAF, the Republic Lancer in the RAAF and the Vultee Vanguard. With 44 photos, including four in colour, and three colour profiles in 40 pages.

Morning Star

Author:Pierce Brown

Publisher:Del Rey

ISBN:0345539850

Total Pages:544

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Red Rising thrilled readers and announced the presence of a talented new author. Golden Son changed the game and took the story of Darrow to the next level. Now comes the exhilarating next chapter in the Red Rising Saga: Morning Star. ITW THRILLER AWARD FINALIST • “[Brown’s] achievement is in creating an uncomfortably familiar world of flaw, fear, and promise.”—Entertainment Weekly Darrow would have lived in peace, but his enemies brought him war. The Gold overlords demanded his obedience, hanged his wife, and enslaved his people. But Darrow is determined to fight back. Risking everything to transform himself and breach Gold society, Darrow has battled to survive the cutthroat rivalries that breed Society’s mightiest warriors, climbed the ranks, and waited patiently to unleash the revolution that will tear the hierarchy apart from within. Finally, the time has come. But devotion to honor and hunger for vengeance run deep on both sides. Darrow and his comrades-in-arms face powerful enemies without scruple or mercy. Among them are some Darrow once considered friends. To win, Darrow will need to inspire those shackled in darkness to break their chains, unmake the world their cruel masters have built, and claim a destiny too long denied—and too glorious to surrender. Praise for Morning Star “There is no one writing today who does shameless, Michael Bay–style action set pieces the way Brown does. The battle scenes are kinetic, bloody, breathless, crazy. Everything is on fire all the time.”—NPR “Morning Star is this trilogy’s Return of the Jedi. . . . The impactful battles that make up most of Morning Star are damn near operatic. . . . It absolutely satisfies.”—Tordotcom “Excellent . . . Brown’s vivid, first-person prose puts the reader right at the forefront of impassioned speeches, broken families, and engaging battle scenes . . . as this interstellar civil war comes to a most satisfying conclusion.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review) “A page-turning epic filled with twists and turns . . . The conclusion to Brown’s saga is simply stellar.”—Booklist (starred review) Don’t miss any of Pierce Brown’s Red Rising Saga: RED RISING • GOLDEN SON • MORNING STAR • IRON GOLD • DARK AGE

Red Rising

Author:Pierce Brown

Publisher:Del Rey

ISBN:0345539796

Total Pages:400

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Pierce Brown’s relentlessly entertaining debut channels the excitement of The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins and Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card. “Red Rising ascends above a crowded dys­topian field.”—USA Today NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY, BUZZFEED, AND SHELF AWARENESS “I live for the dream that my children will be born free,” she says. “That they will be what they like. That they will own the land their father gave them.” “I live for you,” I say sadly. Eo kisses my cheek. “Then you must live for more.” Darrow is a Red, a member of the lowest caste in the color-coded society of the future. Like his fellow Reds, he works all day, believing that he and his people are making the surface of Mars livable for future generations. Yet he toils willingly, trusting that his blood and sweat will one day result in a better world for his children. But Darrow and his kind have been betrayed. Soon he discovers that humanity reached the surface generations ago. Vast cities and lush wilds spread across the planet. Darrow—and Reds like him—are nothing more than slaves to a decadent ruling class. Inspired by a longing for justice, and driven by the memory of lost love, Darrow sacrifices everything to infiltrate the legendary Institute, a proving ground for the dominant Gold caste, where the next generation of humanity’s overlords struggle for power. He will be forced to compete for his life and the very future of civilization against the best and most brutal of Society’s ruling class. There, he will stop at nothing to bring down his enemies . . . even if it means he has to become one of them to do so. Praise for Red Rising “[A] spectacular adventure . . . one heart-pounding ride . . . Pierce Brown’s dizzyingly good debut novel evokes The Hunger Games, Lord of the Flies, and Ender’s Game. . . . [Red Rising] has everything it needs to become meteoric.”—Entertainment Weekly “Ender, Katniss, and now Darrow.”—Scott Sigler “Red Rising is a sophisticated vision. . . . Brown will find a devoted audience.”—Richmond Times-Dispatch Don’t miss any of Pierce Brown’s Red Rising Saga: RED RISING • GOLDEN SON • MORNING STAR • IRON GOLD • DARK AGE

Ill Met By Moonlight

Author:W. Stanley Moss

Publisher:Weidenfeld & Nicolson

ISBN:1780228805

Total Pages:192

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NOW WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY W. STANLEY MOSS'S DAUGHTER GABRIELLA BULLOCK AND AN AFTERWORD BY PATRICK LEIGH FERMOR Ill Met By Moonlight is the true story of one of the most hazardous missions of the Second World War. W. Stanley Moss is a young British officer who, along with Major Patrick Leigh Fermor, sets out in Nazi-occupied Crete to kidnap General Kreipe, Commander of the Sevastopool Division, and narrowly escaping the German manhunt, bring him off the island - a vital prisoner for British intelligence. As an account of derring-do and wartime adventure, made into a classic film starring Dirk Bogarde, Ill Met By Moonlight is one of the most brilliantly written, exciting and compelling stories to come out of the Second World War.

The Bartender's Tale

Author:Ivan Doig

Publisher:Penguin

ISBN:110159683X

Total Pages:432

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From a great American storyteller, a one-of-a-kind father and his precocious son, rocked by a time of change. Tom Harry has a streak of frost in his black pompadour and a venerable bar called The Medicine Lodge, the chief watering hole and last refuge of the town of Gros Ventre, in northern Montana. Tom also has a son named Rusty, an “accident between the sheets” whose mother deserted them both years ago.The pair make an odd kind of family, with the bar their true home, but they manage just fine. Until the summer of 1960, that is, when Rusty turns twelve. Change arrives with gale force, in the person of Proxy, a taxi dancer Tom knew back when, and her beatnik daughter, Francine. Is Francine, as Proxy claims, the unsuspected legacy of her and Tom’s past? Without a doubt she is an unsettling gust of the future, upending every certainty in Rusty’s life and generating a mist of passion and pretense that seems to obscure everyone’s vision but his own. As Rusty struggles to decipher the oddities of adult behavior and the mysteries build toward a reckoning, Ivan Doig wonderfully captures how the world becomes bigger and the past becomes more complex in the last moments of childhood.