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Battle on the Aisne 1914: The BEF and the Birth of the Western Front

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Pen and Sword Military | 2012 | ISBN: 1848847696 | English | 156 Pages | EPUB | 24 MB

Battle on the Aisne 1914: The BEF and the Birth of the Western Front
The river Aisne featured prominently in August 1914 during the Retreat from Mons and in September was the scene of bitter fighting when the BEF re-crossed it in their unsuccessful attempt to dislodge the German Army entrenched along the Northern Crest.The fighting was hugely costly to the BEF, which had already fought three major engagements and marched over 200 miles in a month. The three British Corps lost over 700 officers and some 15,000 men. Little wonder one officer wrote that he felt he was 'in the company of ghosts'.Historian Jerry Murland places the Aisne battles in their context, both from the BEF and German viewpoints. He highlights the early deficiencies and unpreparedness of the British Army staff and logistics organization as well as friction among the command structure, all of which hampered effective operations.
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Battle on the Aisne 1914: The BEF and the Birth of the Western Front

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Pen and Sword Military | 2012 | ISBN: 1848847696 | English | 156 Pages | EPUB | 24 MB

Battle on the Aisne 1914: The BEF and the Birth of the Western Front
The river Aisne featured prominently in August 1914 during the Retreat from Mons and in September was the scene of bitter fighting when the BEF re-crossed it in their unsuccessful attempt to dislodge the German Army entrenched along the Northern Crest.The fighting was hugely costly to the BEF, which had already fought three major engagements and marched over 200 miles in a month. The three British Corps lost over 700 officers and some 15,000 men. Little wonder one officer wrote that he felt he was 'in the company of ghosts'.Historian Jerry Murland places the Aisne battles in their context, both from the BEF and German viewpoints. He highlights the early deficiencies and unpreparedness of the British Army staff and logistics organization as well as friction among the command structure, all of which hampered effective operations.
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Michael Russell – The City of Strangers

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Michael Russell – The City of Strangers
Avon | 2013 | English | ISBN-10: 1847563473 | 432 Pages | EPUB | 0.8 MB
The SUNDAY TIMES top 20 bestseller! Shortlisted for the CWA Endeavour Historical Dagger Award New York, 1939: A city of hope. A city of opportunity. A city hiding dark secrets A brutal murder in an affluent suburb of Dublin and the unexplained death of an Irish diplomat in ManhattanGarda Sergeant Stefan Gillespie is sent to America to bring a killer to justice, but his mission soon becomes part of an increasingly personal struggle.

Michael Russell – The City of Strangers
A chance encounter with an old friend draws him deep into a chilling network of conspiracy, espionage and terror with disturbing connections to home. He becomes more involved than he should in an Irish woman's bid for freedom from the clutches of the Manhattan underworld, and discovers that the war that is looming in Europe is already being played out here on the streets, with deadly consequences. In this time when people must make a stand for what they believe in, the stakes for Stefan Gillespie, and everything he holds dear, couldn't be higher. This thrilling, elegant and hugely atmospheric novel will keep you reading late into the night.
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Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Decides?: Abortion, Neonatal Care, Assisted Dying, and Capital Punishment

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Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Decides?: Abortion, Neonatal Care, Assisted Dying, and Capital Punishment (Contemporary Sociological Perspectives) by Sheldon Ekland-Olson
English | 2011 | ISBN: 0415892473, 0415892465 | 448 pages | PDF | 2,2 MB

Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Decides?: Abortion, Neonatal Care, Assisted Dying, and Capital Punishment
Issues of Life and Death such as abortion, assisted suicide, capital punishment and others are among the most contentious in many societies. Whose rights are protected? How do these rights and protections change over time and who makes those decisions? Based on the author's award-winning and hugely popular undergraduate course at the University of Texas, this book explores these questions and the fundamentally sociological processes which underlie the quest for morality and justice in human societies. The Author's goal is not to advocate any particular moral "high ground" but to shed light on the social movements and social processes which are at the root of these seemingly personal moral questions.
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David Busch’s Canon EOS 7D Guide to Digital SLR Photography

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David Busch's Canon EOS 7D Guide to Digital SLR Photography By David D. Busch
2011 | 496 Pages | ISBN: 1435456912 | PDF | 21 MB

David Busch’s Canon EOS 7D Guide to Digital SLR Photography
Welcome to the Canon EOS 7D, Canon's new digital SLR that is loaded with professional features at an affordable price. DAVID BUSCH?S CANON EOS 7D GUIDE TO DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY shows readers how to make the most of their camera's robust feature set, including 18 megapixel resolution, blazing fast automatic focus, the real-time preview system Live View, and full HD movie-making capabilities, to take outstanding photos and videos. They'll learn how, when, and, most importantly, why to use all the cool features and functions of their camera to take eye-popping photographs. Introductory chapters will help them get comfortable with the basics of their camera before you dive right into exploring creative ways to apply the Canon EOS 7D's exposure modes, focus controls, and electronic flash options. This book is chock full of hands-on tips for choosing lenses, flash units, and software products to use with their new camera. Beautiful, full-color images illustrate where the essential buttons and dials are, so they'll quickly learn how to their Canon EOS 7D, and use it well.

About the Author
With more than a million books in print, David D. Busch is the world's #1 selling digital camera guide author, and the originator of popular digital photography series like David Busch's Pro Secrets and David Busch's Quick Snap Guides. He has written nearly two-dozen hugely successful guidebooks for a wide variety of digital camera models, as well as many popular books devoted to dSLRs, including Mastering Digital SLR Photography, Second Edition and Digital SLR Pro Secrets. As a roving photojournalist for more than 20 years, he illustrated his books, magazine articles, and newspaper reports with award-winning images. He's operated his own commercial studio, suffocated in formal dress while shooting weddings-for-hire, and shot sports for a daily newspaper and upstate New York college. His photos and articles have been published in Popular Photography & Imaging, Rangefinder, The Professional Photographer, and hundreds of other publications. He's also reviewed dozens of digital cameras for CNet and Computer Shopper. His advice has been featured on National Public Radio's All Tech Considered.
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Haunting Legacy: Vietnam and the American Presidency from Ford to Obama

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Haunting Legacy: Vietnam and the American Presidency from Ford to Obama by Marvin Kalb and Deborah Kalb
English | 2011-05-26 | ISBN: 0815721315 | PDF | 355 pages | 3,6 MB

Haunting Legacy: Vietnam and the American Presidency from Ford to Obama
The United States had never lost a war-that is, until 1975, when it was forced to flee Saigon in humiliation after losing to what Lyndon Johnson called a "raggedy-ass little fourth-rate country." The legacy of this first defeat has haunted every president since, especially on the decision of whether to put "boots on the ground" and commit troops to war.
In Haunting Legacy, the father-daughter journalist team of Marvin Kalb and Deborah Kalb presents a compelling, accessible, and hugely important history of presidential decisionmaking on one crucial issue: in light of the Vietnam debacle, under what circumstances should the United States go to war?

The sobering lesson of Vietnam is that the United States is not invincible-it can lose a war-and thus it must be more discriminating about the use of American power. Every president has faced the ghosts of Vietnam in his own way, though each has been wary of being sucked into another unpopular war. Ford (during the Mayaguez crisis) and both Bushes (Persian Gulf, Iraq, Afghanistan) deployed massive force, as if to say, "Vietnam, be damned." On the other hand, Carter, Clinton, and Reagan (to the surprise of many) acted with extreme caution, mindful of the Vietnam experience. Obama has also wrestled with the Vietnam legacy, using doses of American firepower in Libya while still engaged in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The authors spent five years interviewing hundreds of officials from every postwar administration and conducting extensive research in presidential libraries and archives, and they've produced insight and information never before published. Equal parts taut history, revealing biography, and cautionary tale, Haunting Legacy is must reading for anyone trying to understand the power of the past to influence war-and-peace decisions of the present, and of the future.
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OpenStack Cloud Computing Cookbook by Kevin Jackson

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OpenStack Cloud Computing Cookbook by Kevin Jackson
English | Sep 25, 2012 | ISBN: 1849517320 | 318 Pages | PDF | 5 MB
OpenStack is a feature-packed cloud operating stack that's hugely popular. This cookbook includes a fantastic range of OpenStack recipes designed to help you move to a cloud environment smoothly and painlessly.

OpenStack Cloud Computing Cookbook by Kevin Jackson
Learn how to install and configure all the core components of OpenStack to run an environment that can be managed and operated just like AWS or Rackspace
Master the complete private cloud stack from scaling out compute resources to managing swift services for highly redundant, highly available storage
Practical, real world examples of each service are built upon in each chapter allowing you to progress with the confidence that they will work in your own environments
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