Bombing to Win by means of Robert A. Pape

Bombing to Win: Air Power and Coercion in War (Cornell Studies in Security Affairs) by means of Robert A. Pape
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Overview: From Iraq to Bosnia to North Korea, the primary query in American international coverage debates is more and more: Can air energy on my own do the activity? Robert A. Pape supplies a scientific resolution. Analyzing the result of over thirty air campaigns, together with an in depth reconstruction of the Gulf War, he argues that the important thing to good fortune is attacking the enemy’s army technique, no longer its financial system, folks, or leaders. Coercive air energy can be successful, however no longer as cost effectively as air fanatics wish to imagine.

Pape examines the air raids on Germany, Japan, Korea, Vietnam, and Iraq in addition to the ones of Israel as opposed to Egypt, offering main points of bombing and governmental determination making. His detailed narratives of the strategic effectiveness of bombing vary from the classical circumstances of World War II to an bizarre reconstruction of airpower use within the Gulf War, according to just lately declassified paperwork. In this now-classic paintings of the idea and observe of airpower and its political results, Robert A. Pape is helping army strategists and coverage makers pass judgement on the aim of quite a lot of air methods, and is helping normal readers perceive the coverage debates.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History > Military > Strategy

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Robert Schumann: Herald of a New Poetic Age via John Daverio

Robert Schumann: Herald of a New Poetic Age via John Daverio
Requirements: .ePUB reader, nine MB
Overview: Forced via a hand damage to desert a occupation as a pianist, Robert Schumann went directly to grow to be one of the crucial global’s nice composers. Among many works, his Spring Symphony (1841), Piano Concerto in A Minor (1841/1845), and the Third, or Rhenish, Symphony (1850) exemplify his infusion of classical bureaucracy with intense, private emotion. His musical affect continues nowadays and has impressed many different well-known composers within the century since his demise. Indeed Brahms, in a letter of January 1873, wrote: "The remembrance of Schumann is sacred to me. I will be able to at all times take this noble natural artist as my style."
Now, in Robert Schumann: Herald of a "New Poetic Age," John Daverio items the primary complete learn about of the composer’s lifestyles and works to look in just about a century. Long thought to be a quintessentially romantic determine, Schumann additionally has been portrayed as a profoundly tragic one: a composer who started his occupation as a genius and ended it as an insignificant skill. Daverio takes factor with this Schumann fable, arguing as an alternative that the composer’s whole ingenious lifestyles used to be guided via the will to imbue tune with the highbrow substance of literature. An in depth research of the interdependence amongst Schumann’s actions as reader, diarist, critic, and musician unearths the intensity of his literary sensibility. Drawing on paperwork best just lately dropped at gentle, the writer additionally supplies a recent outlook at the dating between Schumann’s psychological illness-which introduced on a longer sanitarium keep and eventual demise in 1856-and his musical creativity. Schumann’s personality as guy and artist thus emerges in all its complexity. The ebook concludes with an research of the overdue works and a postlude on Schumann’s affect on successors from Brahms to Berg.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Biographies & Memoirs

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Bargaining with the Devil by Robert Mnookin

Bargaining with the Devil: When to Negotiate, When to Fight by Robert Mnookin
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 361 KB
Overview: In an age of terror, our national leaders face such critical decisions every day. Should we negotiate with the Taliban? Iran? North Korea?

In private disputes you too may face such adversaries: a business partner who has cheated you, a sibling grabbing part of your inheritance, a greedy divorcing spouse.

Across a wide range of difficult conflicts, Mnookin explains how to make wise decisions. He identifies the traps to avoid-emotional, strategic, and political-and the elements that are critical for success.

Mnookin’s real life case studies cover a remarkable range. Some involve political leaders: Churchill’s refusal in 1940 to negotiate with Hitler; Nelson Mandela’s choice to initiate negotiations with the government of South Africa. Others involve individuals facing evil regimes: the Soviet KGB or Hitler’s SS. Half the cases involve business or family disputes where Mnookin played an active role. In all of them, emotions ran high and demonization ran rampant: two giant computer companies fighting over software rights, the San Francisco Symphony torn by strike, a CEO who feels betrayed by a joint venture partner, and some family disputes that reached crisis points.

In this lively, informative, practical book, Robert Mnookin provides the reader with the tools we need to bargain with the devils in everyday life as well as evaluate the decisions of our national leaders.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General

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Bargaining with the Devil by Robert Mnookin

Bargaining with the Devil: When to Negotiate, When to Fight by Robert Mnookin
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 361 KB
Overview: In an age of terror, our national leaders face such critical decisions every day. Should we negotiate with the Taliban? Iran? North Korea?

In private disputes you too may face such adversaries: a business partner who has cheated you, a sibling grabbing part of your inheritance, a greedy divorcing spouse.

Across a wide range of difficult conflicts, Mnookin explains how to make wise decisions. He identifies the traps to avoid-emotional, strategic, and political-and the elements that are critical for success.

Mnookin’s real life case studies cover a remarkable range. Some involve political leaders: Churchill’s refusal in 1940 to negotiate with Hitler; Nelson Mandela’s choice to initiate negotiations with the government of South Africa. Others involve individuals facing evil regimes: the Soviet KGB or Hitler’s SS. Half the cases involve business or family disputes where Mnookin played an active role. In all of them, emotions ran high and demonization ran rampant: two giant computer companies fighting over software rights, the San Francisco Symphony torn by strike, a CEO who feels betrayed by a joint venture partner, and some family disputes that reached crisis points.

In this lively, informative, practical book, Robert Mnookin provides the reader with the tools we need to bargain with the devils in everyday life as well as evaluate the decisions of our national leaders.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General

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Fay Wray and Robert Riskin by Victoria Riskin

Fay Wray and Robert Riskin: A Hollywood Memoir by Victoria Riskin
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 145 MB
Overview: A Hollywood love story, a Hollywood memoir, a dual biography of two of Hollywood’s most famous figures, whose golden lives were lived at the center of Hollywood’s golden age, written by their daughter, an acclaimed writer and producer.

Fay Wray was most famous as the woman-the blonde in a diaphanous gown-who captured the heart of the mighty King Kong, the twenty-five-foot, sixty-ton gorilla, as he placed her, nestled in his eight-foot hand, on the ledge of the 102-story Empire State Building, putting Wray at the height of New York’s skyline and cinematic immortality.

Wray starred in more than 120 pictures opposite Hollywood’s biggest stars-Spencer Tracy, Gary Cooper (The Legion of the Condemned, The First Kiss, The Texan, One Sunday Afternoon), Clark Gable, William Powell, and Charles Boyer; from cowboy stars Hoot Gibson and Art Accord to Ronald Colman (The Unholy Garden), Claude Rains, Ralph Richardson, and Melvyn Douglas. She was directed by the masters of the age, from Fred Niblo, Erich von Stroheim (The Wedding March), and Mauritz Stiller (The Street of Sin) to Leo McCarey, William Wyler, Gregory La Cava, “Wild Bill” William Wellman, Merian C. Cooper (The Four Feathers, King Kong), Josef von Sternberg (Thunderbolt), Dorothy Arzner (Behind the Make-Up), Frank Capra (Dirigible), Michael Curtiz (Doctor X), Raoul Walsh (The Bowery), and Vincente Minnelli.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Biographies & Memoirs

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Cavalier in Buckskin by Robert M. Utley

Cavalier in Buckskin: George Armstrong Custer and the Western Military Frontier (Oklahoma Western Biographies #1) by Robert M. Utley
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 2.1 MB
Overview: George Armstrong Custer. The name evokes instant recognition in almost every American and in people around the world. No figure in the history of the American West has more powerfully moved the human imagination.

When originally published in 1988, Cavalier in Buckskin met with critical acclaim. Now Robert M. Utley has revised his best-selling biography of General George Armstrong Custer. In his preface to the revised edition, Utley writes about his summers (1947-1952) spent as a historical aide at the Custer Battlefield-as it was then known-and credits the work of several authors whose recent scholarship has illuminated our understanding of the events of Little Bighorn. He has revised or expanded chapters, added new information on sources, and revised the map of the battlefield.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Biographies & Memoirs

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The Twilight Warriors by Robert Gandt

The Twilight Warriors: The Deadliest Naval Battle of World War II and the Men Who Fought It by Robert Gandt
Requirements: .MP3 reader, 338 MB
Overview: April 1945. The end of World War II finally appears to be nearing. The Nazis are collapsing in Europe, and the Americans are vastly overpowering the Japanese in the Pacific. For a group of pilots in their early twenties who were trained during the twilight of the war, the biggest concern is that they’ll never actually see real action and will go home without having a chance to face the enemy. They call themselves Tail-End Charlies. They fly at the tail end of formations, stand at the tail end of chow lines, and now they are prepared for battle at the tail end of the war. Little do they know that they will be key players in the most difficult and bloodiest of naval battles-not only of World War II but in all of American history: the campaign to take the Japanese island of Okinawa to serve as a basis for an eventual invasion of Japan.Derived from interviews with and newly discovered memoirs, journals, and correspondence of Okinawa veterans from both the American and Japanese sides, The Twilight Warriors provides a thrilling you-are-there narrative. Like the HBO series The Pacific, this book combines thrilling action with human stories of courage and sacrifice and triumph. It’s Band of Brothers at sea and in the sky.
Genre: Audiobooks > Non-Fiction

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Legends Volume 1 by Robert Silverberg (.M4B)

Legends: Stories by the Masters of Fantasy, Volume 1 by Robert Silverberg (Editor)
Requirements: .M4A/.M4B reader, 160 MB
Overview: In "The Little Sisters of Eluria", King presents an untold chapter from his Dark Tower series wherein we follow Roland the Gunslinger along his epic quest for an elusive magician. Robert Silverberg revisits Majipoor and Lord Valentine’s astonishing adventure in an ancient tomb in "The Seventh Shrine". These stories are part of Legends, a collection of original short novels by the world’s most celebrated authors of fantasy.
Genre: Audiobooks > Fiction Fantasy

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