A Talent for War Alex Benedict Book 1

Jack McDevitt's A TALENT FOR WAR takes Alex Benedict into the heart of an alien galaxy in a thrilling interstellar adventure.

Author: Jack McDevitt

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781472203083

Category: Fiction

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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...
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A Talent For War

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.

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.
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A Talent for War

Lt Gen Sagat Singh is unarguably the only military genius post independence India has produced.

Author: Maj Gen Randhir Sinh (Retd)

Publisher: Vij Books India Pvt Ltd

ISBN: 9789382652236

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.
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A Talent for War

A Talent For War The Military Biography Of Lt Gen Sagat Singh A Talent For War The Military Biography Of Lt Gen.

Author: Ramdhir Sinh

Publisher: Vij Books India Pvt Ltd

ISBN: 9789382573739

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.
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The Alex Benedict Collection A Talent For War Polaris Seeker

A Talent For War Copyright © 1989 Cryptic, Inc. Polaris Copyright © 2004 Cryptic, Inc. Seeker Copyright © 2005 Cryptic, Inc. The right of Jack McDevitt tobe ...

Author: Jack McDevitt

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781472225153

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.
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A Talent for Adventure

It recounts the gripping and dramatic rescue of two senior British generals (one a VC) and an air vice marshal from occupied Italy by the author and his companion who had themselves both escaped from an Italian PoW camp.This book covers a ...

Author: Pat Spooner

Publisher: Casemate Publishers

ISBN: 9781781594001

Category: History

Page: 256

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Books on prison camps, daring escapes and life with the Resistance abound. Pat Spooners story is different and more compelling in one important respect. It recounts the gripping and dramatic rescue of two senior British generals (one a VC) and an air vice marshal from occupied Italy by the author and his companion who had themselves both escaped from an Italian PoW camp.This book covers a range of wartime exploits from operating behind Japanese lines in Burma and Malaya to laying secret dumps on remote islands in the Bay of Bengal for the benefit of RAF aircrew unable to reach their base. At the wars end, Pat Spooner, a 25-year-old lieutenant colonel, commanded a war crimes investigation unit in Java and Burma. He describes his personal experiences of the intensive efforts to track down and bring to justice the perpetrators of some of the foulest crimes ever committed by Man. Then, as a senior staff officer (Assistant Adjutant General) he spent a further twelve months controlling the nerve center, in Singapore, of the entire war crimes organization in Southeast Asia involving 18 investigation units.
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The War for Talent

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.

Author: Ed Michaels

Publisher: Harvard Business Press

ISBN: 1578514592

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.
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Deepsix

In the year 2204, tragedy and terror forced a scientific team to prematurely evacuate Maleiva III.

Author: Jack McDevitt

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061976660

Category: Fiction

Page: 528

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In the year 2204, tragedy and terror forced a scientific team to prematurely evacuate Maleiva III. Nineteen years later, a rogue moon hurtling through space is about to obliterate the last opportunity to study this rare, life-supporting planet. With less than three weeks left before the disaster, superluminal pilot Priscilla "Hutch" Hutchins -- the only even remotely qualified professional within lightyears of the ill-fated planet -- must lead a small scientific team to the surface to glean whatever they can about its lifeforms and lost civilizations before time runs out. But catastrophe awaits when they are stranded on this strange and complex world of puzzles and impossibilities. And now Hutch and her people must somehow survive on a hostile world going rapidly mad -- as the clock ticks toward apocalypse for a doomed enigma now called...
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Eternity Road

The Roadmakers left only ruins behind -- but what magnificent ruins!

Author: Jack McDevitt

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780061828829

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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The Roadmakers left only ruins behind -- but what magnificent ruins! Their concrete highways still cross the continent. Their cups, combs and jewelry are found in every Illyrian home. They left behind a legend,too -- a hidden sanctuary called Haven, where even now the secrets of their civilization might still be found. Chaka's brother was one of those who sought to find Haven and never returned. But now Chaka has inherited a rare Roadmaker artifact -- a book called A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court -- which has inspired her to follow in his footsteps. Gathering an unlikely band of companions around her, Chaka embarks upon a journey where she will encounter bloodthirsty rirver pirates, electronic ghosts who mourn their lost civilization and machines that skim over the ground and air. Ultimately, the group will learn the truth about their own mysterious past.
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Colborne

Many of the names we know today owe that to their authorship rather than their deeds. The subject of this book is different. John Colborne was a great soldier.

Author: John Colborne

Publisher:

ISBN: 1846773466

Category: History

Page: 280

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The military career of the Duke of Wellingtons champion There have been few British soldiers during the Napoleonic era of comparatively junior rank who achieved fame in their own time rather than as a result of their subsequent careers. Many of the names we know today owe that to their authorship rather than their deeds. The subject of this book is different. John Colborne was a great soldier. He possessed the talents of his master-the Duke of Wellington-and but for his humble background could have become one of our foremost military men. Every superior he served under became an admirer and his advancement through a time of almost perpetual warfare-based upon an appreciation of his ability-was rapid. From Moore to Wellington, Colborne was more than a reliable and trusted lieutenant-he could unilaterally combine daring, vigour, aggression and sound judgement making him an invaluable asset. Students of the British Army during the Napoleonic Wars will all be very familiar with his name and many would have wished for an account of his military career. This riveting book, compiled from his correspondence and other writings and combined with many anecdotes by those who knew him well, is enhanced by an informed commentary by G.C Moore Smith. We join Colborne in battle on the bloody sands of Egypt, during the gruelling Peninsular War and finally on the apocalyptic fields of Waterloo where his inspired flank attack on the advance of the Imperial Guard delivered the final coup de grace of that momentous day. These are the exploits of John Colborne-the consummate warrior of whom Napier would say here was a man with 'a singular talent for war'.
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A Talent for Genius

The United States declared war on Japan ; Japan ' s allies declared war on the
United States . Rationing of gasoline , food , clothing and other articles went into
effect in 1942 , and air raid sirens and blackout drills were instituted . A war bond
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Author: Sam Kashner

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015032545025

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 512

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Discusses the career of the gifted pianist, composer, entertainer, raconteur, and author, as well as his tumultuous, self-destructive private life
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The Platonic dialogues for English readers

And so she may or may not have a talent for gymnastic or for war . She may be
intellectual or unintellectual ; irascible or mild . And so as she may have the same
dispositions as our Guards , she may be fit to be one of the guard ; just as fit as a
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Author: Plato

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ISBN: OXFORD:600089999

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Surviving the War for Talent in Asia

In this book, one of IBM’s top Asia Pacific managers identifies powerful talent management innovations that are working in Asia right now for dozens of the region’s most forward-looking enterprises.

Author: Christina S S Ooi

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780137041848

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 225

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Find and Keep the Outstanding Leaders You Need to Win in Asia! Specific solutions for recruiting and retaining great people in North Asia, South Asia, Australia, and New Zealand Seven new case studies, plus in-depth insight into IBM’s experience For every CxO, director, manager, HR leader, strategist, or consultant working with or for companies in Asia Right now, even as Western economies struggle, Asia is experiencing an unprecedented war for talent. Organizations are competing ever more aggressively to find the right people, motivate them, and retain their highest performers. There’s only one route to success in today’s Asian talent wars: innovation. In this book, one of IBM’s top Asia Pacific managers identifies powerful talent management innovations that are working in Asia right now for dozens of the region’s most forward-looking enterprises. Christina SS Ooi begins by revealing why Asian talent shortages are even worse than they appear. Next, she presents breakthrough solutions from industries ranging from IT to hospitality, manufacturing to telecommunications. Learn how winning companies are recruiting more effectively through partnerships and word-of-mouth...bringing innovation to onboarding and training...understanding the changing needs and diverse lifestyles of today’s Asian employees...shaping corporate culture and engaging their employees...developing great leaders and keeping them.
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The Talent War How Special Operations and Great Organizations Win on Talent

The Talent War explores how US Special Operations Forces (SOF) assess, select, and develop their world-class talent. You'll learn how to adopt a talent mindset, the single greatest weapon you can possess in the war for talent.

Author: Mike Sarraille

Publisher: Lioncrest Publishing

ISBN: 154451557X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 294

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In our modern business landscape, the war for talent is more complex than ever. You need to attract and retain the best talent for your organization to win, but without the right strategy or mindset, you won't be able to compete. If your revenue is declining, you're losing market share to your competition, or your organizational health is deteriorating, it's time to evolve how you approach this never-ending war. After all, your PEOPLE-not your product or service-are your strongest competitive advantage. The Talent War explores how US Special Operations Forces (SOF) assess, select, and develop their world-class talent. You'll learn how to adopt a talent mindset, the single greatest weapon you can possess in the war for talent. When your organization reflects this mindset, you will hire, train, and develop the right people, and put them in the best positions to make decisions that allow you to retake the advantage and win the war.
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Seeker

With Polaris, multiple Nebula Award-nominee Jack McDevitt reacquainted readers with Alex Benedict, his hero from A Talent for War.

Author: Jack McDevitt

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101208427

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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With Polaris, multiple Nebula Award-nominee Jack McDevitt reacquainted readers with Alex Benedict, his hero from A Talent for War. Alex and his assistant, Chase Kolpath, return to investigate the provenance of the cup. Alex and Chase follow a deadly trail to the Seeker - strangely adrift in a system barren of habitable worlds. But their discovery raises more questions than it answers, drawing Alex and Chase into the very heart of danger.
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Polaris

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 ...

Author: Jack McDevitt

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101208311

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.
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A Treasury of World War II Stories

Author: Bill Pronzini

Publisher: Random House Value Pub

ISBN: PSU:000013310363

Category: History

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Thirty-four stories by James Jones, Norman Mailer, Wallace Stegner, Pearl S. Buck, James Michener and others deal with the homefront, military training, combat, the Holocaust, naval battles, and bombing runs
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Infinity Beach

We are alone.

Author: Jack McDevitt

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061828289

Category: Fiction

Page: 528

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We are alone. That is the verdict, after centuries of Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence missions and space exploration. The only living things in the Universe are found on the Nine Worlds settled from Earth, and the starships that knit them together. Or so it's believed, until Dr. Kimberly Brandywine sets out to find what happened to her clone-sister Emily, who, after the final, unsuccessful manned SETI expedition, disappeared along with the rest of her ship's crew. Following a few ominous clues, Kim discovers the ship's log was faked. Something happened out there in the darkness between the stars, and she's prepared to go to any length to find answers. Even if it means giving up her career...stealing a starship...losing her lover. Kim is about to discover the truth about her sister -- and about more than she ever dared imagine.
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On War

It is the power of quickly fornway . ing a correct geometrical idea of any It is
natural that scope for the exerportion of country and consequently of cise of this
talent should increase along being able to find one's place in it exactly with rank .

Author: Carl von Clausewitz

Publisher: London, N. Trübner & Company

ISBN: CORNELL:31924030718757

Category: Military art and science

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Words of Wisdom on War

With whatever knowledge , talents , courage or other good qualities these may be
endowed , nature has not fitted them for the command of armies and the direction
of the great operations of war . " 5 “ Unless a man is born with talent for war ...

Author: Rajendra Singh

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015040104856

Category: Military art and science

Page: 538

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