A Talent for War (Alex Benedict - Book 1)

Alex Benedict - Book 1
Author: Jack McDevitt
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1472203089
Category: Fiction
Page: 304
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Jack McDevitt's A TALENT FOR WAR takes Alex Benedict into the heart of an alien galaxy in a thrilling interstellar adventure. 'A real writer has entered our ranks, and his name is Jack McDevitt' Michael Bishop, Nebula-winning author Everyone knows the legend of Christopher Sim. An interstellar hero with a rare talent for war, he changed mankind's history forever when he forged a rag-tag group of misfits into the weapon that broke the alien Ashiyyur. But now, in a forgotten file, Alex Benedict has found a startling piece of information. If it is true, then Christopher Sim was a fraud. If he is to see it through, Alex Benedict will have to follow the dark track of a legend, into the heart of an alien galaxy, where he will confront a truth far stranger than anything he could have imagined...

A Talent For War


Author: Jack McDevitt
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101524169
Category: Fiction
Page: 320
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The acclaimed classic novel and fan favorite—the far-future story of one man's quest to discover the truth behind a galactic war hero.

A Talent for War

The Military Biography of Lt Gen Sagat Singh
Author: Ramdhir Sinh
Publisher: Vij Books India Pvt Ltd
ISBN: 9382573739
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 332
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Lt Gen Sagat Singh is unarguably the only military genius post independence India has produced. He commenced his military career through humble beginnings in the Bikaner State Forces with only a smattering knowledge of English. At the outbreak of World War 2 he was commissioned as an officer and served in the Middle East with his Battalion and on staff. By the time the War was over he was the only officer to have done two staff courses, including the prestigious course at Quetta. On being absorbed into the Indian Army after Independence, he was transferred to 3rd Gorkha Rifles, where he commanded two battalions. He was given command of the Para Brigade on promotion and led it in the Goa Operations with aplomb. He was primarily responsible for liberating this Portuguese Colony. Sagat's drive and energy stood out. On promotion as Major General, he commanded 17 Mountain Division in Sikkim, where in 1967, in a bloody skirmish which lasted several days, he gave the Chinese a bloody nose, proving that the Indian Army was no pushover. That year he was transferred to Shillong and tasked to curb the Mizo Insurgency. In two years he succeeded in doing so effectively. In 1970, he was promoted to Lt Gen and given command of 4 Corps. It seemed his whole life was geared to leading a Corps into battle. In 1971, in a major logistic achievement he moved and staged his Corps at Agartala. When operations commenced to liberate Bangladesh, his Corps relentlessly attacked and defeated Pakistan forces, crossed river lines and terrain considered impassable. His innovative use of helicopters has never been repeated. His is the only example in the Indian Army of a successful corps level campaign, which can stand out historically. His knowledge of the operational art was perhaps without parallel. He retired in Dec 1974 and settled down in Jaipur, where till his death in 2001, he tried to ameliorate the lives of ex-servicemen and his people. His achievements were recognised by the Government of Bangladesh, when the President, publicly and formally honoured his son and daughter-in-law in Mar 2013.

The Alex Benedict Collection: A Talent For War, Polaris, Seeker


Author: Jack McDevitt
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1472225155
Category: Fiction
Page: 900
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THE ALEX BENEDICT COLLECTION brings together sci-fi master Jack McDevitt's stellar first three novels in the award-winning Alex Benedict series. Perfect for fans of Ray Bradbury and Joe Haldeman. In A TALENT FOR WAR, Alex Benedict unearths a piece of information with the power to rewrite history and expose interstellar hero Christopher Sim as a fraud. On his quest for the truth Alex will venture into an unknown alien galaxy and face something stranger than he could ever have imagined. In POLARIS, Alex Benedict is determined to solve the mystery of the luxury space yacht that never returned from its interstellar journey sixty years ago. The search party found Polaris empty and adrift in space and now Alex must travel across the stars in a life-threatening mission to discover the truth. In the Nebula award-winning SEEKER, Alex Benedict is convinced that he has stumbled across an artefact from the infamous transport ship that fled a religious dictatorship in twenty-seventh-century America. Alex and his pilot Chase are taken into the very heart of danger on the deadly trail to Seeker.

A Talent for Friendship

Rediscovery of a Remarkable Trait
Author: John Edward Terrell
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199386471
Category: Psychology
Page: 288
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This lively, provocative text presents a new way to understand friendship. Professor John Terrell argues that the ability to make friends is an evolved human trait not unlike our ability to walk upright on two legs or our capacity for speech and complex abstract reasoning. Terrell charts how this trait has evolved by investigating two unique functions of the human brain: the ability to remake the outside world to suit our collective needs, and our capacity to escape into our own inner thoughts and imagine how things might and ought to be. The text is richly illustrated and written in an engaging style, and will appeal to students, scholars, and general readers interested in anthropology, evolutionary and cognitive science, and psychology more broadly.

The War for Talent


Author: Ed Michaels,Helen Handfield-Jones,Beth Axelrod
Publisher: Harvard Business Press
ISBN: 9781578514595
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 200
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Divulging counterintuitive revelations about what it "really" takes to attract, develop, and retain top performers, this is the definitive guide to today's most urgent business dilemma.

A Talent for Living

Josephine Pinckney and the Charleston Literary Tradition
Author: Barbara L. Bellows
Publisher: LSU Press
ISBN: 0807131636
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 336
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Josephine Pinckney (1895--1957) was an award-winning, best-selling author whose work critics frequently compared to that of Jane Austen, Edith Wharton, and Isak Dinesen. Her flair for storytelling and trenchant social commentary found expression in poetry, five novels -- Three O'Clock Dinner was the most successful -- stories, essays, and reviews. Pinckney belonged to a distinguished South Carolina family and often used Charleston as her setting, writing in the tradition of Ellen Glasgow by blending social realism with irony, tragedy, and humor in chronicling the foibles of the South's declining upper class. Barbara L. Bellows has produced the first biography of this very private woman and emotionally complex writer, whose life story is also the history of a place and time -- Charleston in the first half of the twentieth century. In A Talent for Living, Pinckney's life unfolds like a novel as she struggles to escape aristocratic codes and the ensnaring bonds of southern ladyhood and to embrace modern freedoms. In 1920, with DuBose Heyward and Hervey Allen, she founded the Poetry Society of South Carolina, which helped spark the southern literary renaissance. Her home became a center of intellectual activity with visitors such as the poet Amy Lowell, the charismatic presidential candidate Wendell Willkie, and the founding editor of theSaturday Review of Literature Henry Seidel Canby. Sophisticated and cosmopolitan, she absorbed popular contemporary influences, particularly that of Freudian psychology, even as she retained an almost Gothic imagination shaped in her youth by the haunting, tragic beauty of the Low Country and its mystical Gullah culture. A skilled stylist, Pinckney excelled in creating memorable characters, but she never scripted an individual as engaging or intriguing as herself. Bellows offers a fascinating, exhaustively researched portrait of this onetime cultural icon and her well-concealed personal life.

Agathas Alibi

Roman
Author: Andrew Wilson
Publisher: Piper ebooks
ISBN: 3492965679
Category: Fiction
Page: 384
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Im Dezember 1926 verschwindet Agatha Christie spurlos. Eine groß angelegte Suchaktion beginnt, an der sich sogar Arthur Conan Doyle beteiligt. Doch Christie, deren jüngstes Buch "Alibi" gerade zum Welterfolg lanciert, bleibt verschwunden. Erst elf Tage später wird sie in einem Hotel gefunden, in das sie sich unter dem Namen der Geliebten ihres Mannes einquartiert hat. Bis heute weiß niemand, was damals geschah. Was, wenn Christie an einen bösartigen Widersacher geraten ist? Was, wenn sie erpresst worden ist? Was, wenn die Königin der rätselhaften Morde selbst gezwungen worden ist, ein Verbrechen zu begehen? Auf intelligente und unterhaltsame Weise erzählt Andrew Wilson in einer Mischung aus Fakten und Fiktion von einem rätselhaften Fall, in dem die größte Krimiautorin der Welt selbst zur Protagonistin wird.

A Talent For Destruction


Author: Sheila Radley
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 1447226445
Category: Fiction
Page: 192
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A clergyman should be above reproach, an example to his flock. But what is Detective Chief Inspector Douglas Quantrill to make of the Reverend Robin Ainger, Rector of St Botolph’s in the quiet Suffolk town of Breckham Market, when the good-looking, popular parson lies to the police? With the thawing of prolonged winter snow, the skeleton of a recently dead man has been found in a meadow belonging to the Rectory. Whose is the body, and how did it come there? Both Ainger and his wife Gillian are taut with suppressed hysteria at the discovery. As Quantrill – in the face of carefully framed denials from the Rectory, but with hints that Mrs Ainger’s elderly father knows more than he’s telling – struggles to piece together clues centering on the presence of two Australians, an uncouth backpacker and a clever girl with beautiful flame-red hair, he begins to guess at the depth of suffering hidden beneath the conventional routine of Rectory life. Sheila Radley has a novelist’s eye for character and motive, as well as a crime writer’s talent for deception and mystery. The result is a tense, beautifully crafted and satisfying story with an entirely unexpected dénouement – a worthy successor to her previous book, The Chief Inspector’s Daughter

A Talent for the Particular

Critical Essays on R. K. Narayan
Author: Raymond-Jean Frontain,Basudeb Chakraborti
Publisher: Worldview Publications
ISBN: 8192065162
Category:
Page: 301
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Spuren im Nichts

Roman
Author: Jack McDevitt
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783404242917
Category:
Page: 759
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Die Suche


Author: Jack McDevitt
Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE
ISBN: 9783404243624
Category: Fiction
Page: 496
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Gegen Ende des 27. Jahrhunderts verließ das Raumschiff Seeker die Erde, um auf einem fernen Planeten eine Kolonie zu gründen. In der Folgezeit entwickelte sich diese Kolonie zu einer Legende, ähnlich wie Atlantis.Tausende Jahre später fällt dem Antiquitätenhändler Alex Benedict eine alte Tasse in die Hände, die von der Seeker zu stammen scheint. Mit seiner Assistentin Chase begibt er sich auf die Suche nach dem legendären Schiff, und macht dabei einen grauenhaften Fund. Und als plötzlich jemand Anschläge auf ihn verübt, weiß er, das er einem finsteren Geheimnis auf der Spur sein muss ?

The Adventures of Telemachus, the Son of Ulysses

In Twenty Four Books
Author: François de Salignac de La Mothe- Fénelon
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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Sea Flight

The Wartime Memoirs of a Fleet Air Arm Pilot
Author: Hugh Popham
Publisher: Seaforth Publishing
ISBN: 1473849373
Category: History
Page: 208
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Hugh Popham joined the Fleet Air Arm in the summer of 1940 and was soon in training as a pilot at HMS Vincent and then Yeovilton; thereafter his wartime career as a naval pilot took him to the far corners of the world, notably to the Indian Ocean where he had to contend against the Japanese.His story is one of a naval fighter pilot having to do his best with hopelessly inadequate planes. First the Sea Hurricanes, and then the Supermarine Seafires, proved to be less than brilliant machines, the Seafire proving far too fragile for the rigours of carrier operations. But it is this story, incorporating the kind of detail that is missing from many wartime memoirs, that makes this book so fascinating.

Polaris


Author: Jack McDevitt
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101208317
Category: Fiction
Page: 400
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Jack McDevitt brings back the daring Alex Benedict from A Talent for War, thrusting him into a far-future tale of mystery and suspense that will lead the prominent antiquities dealer to the truth about an abandoned space yacht called the Polaris.

The Oxford History of Mexico


Author: William Beezley,Michael Meyer
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199779937
Category: History
Page: 688
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The Oxford History of Mexico is a narrative history of the events, institutions and characters that have shaped Mexican history from the reign of the Aztecs through the twenty-first century. When the hardcover edition released in 2000, it was praised for both its breadth and depth--all aspects of Mexican history, from religion to technology, ethnicity, ecology and mass media, are analyzed with insight and clarity. Available for the first time in paperback, the History covers every era in the nation's history in chronological format, offering a quick, affordable reference source for students, scholars and anyone who has ever been interested in Mexico's rich cultural heritage. Scholars have contributed fascinating essays ranging from thematic ("Faith and Morals in Colonial Mexico," "Mass Media and Popular Culture in the Postrevolutionary Era") to centered around one pivotal moment or epoch in Mexican history ("Betterment for Whom? The Reform Period: 1855-1875"). Two such major events are the Mexican War of Independence (1810-1821) and the Mexican Revolution (1910-1920), the subjects of several essays in the book. Publication of the reissued edition will coincide with anniversaries of these critical turning points. Essays are updated to reflect new discoveries, advances in scholarship, and occurences of the past decade. A revised glossary and index ensure that readers will have immediate access to any information they seek. William Beezley, co-editor of the original edition, has written a new preface that focuses on the past decade and covers such issues as immigration from Mexico to the United States and the democratization implied by the defeat of the official party in the 2000 and 2006 presidential elections. Beezley also explores the significance of the bicentennial of independence and centennial of the Revolution. With these updates and a completely modern, bold new design, the reissued edition refreshes the beloved Oxford History of Mexico for a new generation.

7 Leadership Lessons of the American Revolution

The Founding Fathers, Liberty, and the Struggle for Independence
Author: John Antal
Publisher: Casemate
ISBN: 161200203X
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 241
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“A leadership book written by a real leader! . . . eminently useful for those ‘in command’ of organizations of any kind. A stimulating five-star work” (Ralph Peters, New York Times–bestselling author). This book tells the dramatic story of seven defining leadership moments from the American Revolution, as well as providing case studies that can improve your leadership at home, business, in your community, in the military, or in government. Leadership is not about position, it is about influence. You can be a leader no matter what your rank or position. It is not about power, it is about selflessness. You cannot be a good leader unless you can also be a good follower. Good leaders don’t shine, they reflect. Lessons like these are the core of this book. The stories in this book are about leaders who were challenged at all corners, adapted, improvised and overcame. The tales of leaders like Samuel Adams, Patrick Henry, Henry Knox, Benjamin Franklin, and George Washington, to name a few, are stories you will want to know and tell. These leaders knew how to push teams to succeed under the toughest conditions. These stories will come alive on the pages of this book to fuel your leadership fire and make you a better leader in any endeavor. Learn how they secured our liberty so you can transform today into a better tomorrow. “John Antal has captured seven timeless stories that will raise your leadership awareness and make you a better leader in peace or war, at home, at work or in your community.” —Steven Pressfield, bestselling author of 36 Righteous Men

Abbitte


Author: Ian McEwan
Publisher: Diogenes Verlag AG
ISBN: 3257600259
Category: Fiction
Page: 531
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Die Abgründe und die Macht der Leidenschaft und der Phantasie: An einem heißen Tag im Sommer 1935 spielt die dreizehnjährige Briony Tallis Schicksal und verändert dadurch für immer das Leben dreier Menschen.

Find (and Keep) Top Talent for Your Business (Collection)


Author: Vince Thompson,David I. Russo,Rusty Rueff,Hank Stringer,Cathy Fyock,Martha I. Finney
Publisher: FT Press
ISBN: 0133443191
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 1209
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A brand new collection of state-of-the-art talent management techniques Breakthrough talent management techniques! 5 authoritative books bring together the state-of-the-art in finding, growing, and keeping world-class people! Talent is everything — and finding, growing, and keeping the best talent has never been more difficult. This 5-book collection brings together powerful new insights, techniques, practices, and skills for improving the way you manage talent in any organization, industry, or environment… including the talent that matters most. (Yours!) In 17 Rules Successful Companies Use to Attract and Keep Top Talent, renowned workforce expert David Russo identifies exactly what great organizations do differently when it comes to managing their people. He distills these differences into 17 rules for everything from resourcing and compensation to leadership development, risk-taking to change management. Next, he shows how to apply these rules in your organization, whether you’re large or small, high-tech or low-tech, for-profit or non-profit. Then, in Talent Force, Rusty Rueff and Hank Springer help you systematically get the right talent into the right place at the right time. You’ll learn how to develop and implement a world-class talent plan that aligns with business objectives, and identify metrics for tracking and optimizing progress. Discover how candidates are using technology to evaluate new opportunities, benchmark compensation, and create new back-channels of communication about worklife — and learn how to use these technologies yourself to grow the world’s best Talent Force. In The Truth About Hiring the Best, Cathy Fyock reveals 53 proven hiring principles for identifying, reaching, and recruiting the very best. Fyock helps you find hidden talent sources… make great people want to work with you… choose amongst the great new people you’ve found, while building great relationships with strong candidates you don’t hire. Next, in The Truth About Getting the Best From People, Second Edition, Martha Finney 60+ proven principles for achieving unprecedented levels of employee engagement. This new edition features more than 15 new truths including: managing virtual teams, building persuasive skills, tuning into your own unconscious biases, managing multiple generations, and identifying and cultivating individual high performers. Not feeling empowered enough to do all this? Vince Thompson’s Ignited! reveals gathering forces that are re-empowering you right now. Thompson outlines realistic steps for leveraging networks and resources to transform your own visions into reality, and accomplishing powerful goals only you can achieve. He offers new tools for leading “from the middle”… expanding your influence and overcoming traps… connecting your passions with business goals… mastering all your new roles: linkmaker, process master, pilot, healer, bard, scout, and translator! From world-renowned talent management experts Vince Thompson, David Russo, Rusty Rueff, Hank Stringer, Cathy Fyock, and Martha I. Finney