First Into Action

A Dramatic Personal Account of Life Inside the SBS
Author: Duncan Falconer
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0748122206
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 448
View: 9709
The SBS was first into battle a month before the SAS in the Falklands War and again in the Gulf War, yet hitherto it is the SAS that has had by far the higher profile. The SBS draws its manpower solely from the Marine Commando Units, and the Royal Marines are the oldest and most battle-honoured regiment in the world. FIRST INTO ACTION is the first Special Boat Services memoir written from the inside. It tells how Duncan Falconer trained with the Royal Marines in Deal before being recruited into the SBS at Poole in Dorset. The regimen of ruthless training is graphically described and the book also includes revelatory accounts of SBS operations in Ulster, Bosnia and the Gulf War, and of the intense rivalry between the SAS's individualist mentality and the more team-based, marine ethos of the SBS. Duncan Falconer's grippingly detailed memoir is sure to command the attention of anyone interested in the Special Forces and how they operate.

Alcoholicos Anonimos

Author: Alcoholicos Anonimos,AA World Services
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781607967200
Category: Self-Help
Page: 196
View: 3006
Este libro presenta conceptos básicos sobre la rehabilitación del alcoholismo y cuenta las historias de hombres y mujeres quienes se han rehabilitado.

American Railroad Journal

Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: Engineering
Page: N.A
View: 6949

Digging Deeper Into Action Research

A Teacher Inquirer's Field Guide
Author: Nancy Fichtman Dana
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452241953
Category: Education
Page: 120
View: 680
From framing your question to presenting your research, this is your go-to guide each time you embark on a new inquiry. Includes real-life vignettes, self-guided worksheets, and a DVD.

First Into Nagasaki

The Censored Eyewitness Dispatches on Post-Atomic Japan and Its Prisoners of War
Author: George Weller,Anthony Weller
Publisher: Crown
ISBN: 9780307351616
Category: History
Page: 288
View: 3959
George Weller was a Pulitzer Prize–winning reporter who covered World War II across Europe, Africa, and Asia. At the war’s end in September 1945, under General MacArthur’s media blackout, correspondents were forbidden to enter both Nagasaki and Hiroshima. But instead of obediently staying with the press corps in northern Japan, Weller broke away. The intrepid newspaperman reached Nagasaki just weeks after the atomic bomb hit the city. Boldly presenting himself as a U.S. colonel to the Japanese military, Weller set out to explore the devastation. As Nagasaki’s first outside observer, long before any American medical aid arrived, Weller witnessed the bomb’s effects and wrote “the anatomy of radiated man.” He interviewed doctors trying to cure those dying mysteriously from “Disease X.” He typed far into every night, sending his forbidden dispatches back to MacArthur’s censors, assuming their importance would make them unstoppable. He was wrong: the U.S. government censored every word, and the dispatches vanished from history. Weller also became the first to enter the nearby Allied POW camps. From hundreds of prisoners he gathered accounts of watching the atomic explosions bring an end to years of torture and merciless labor in Japanese mines. Their dramatic testimonies sum up one of the least-known chapters of the war—but those stories, too, were silenced. It is a powerful experience, more than 60 years later, to walk with Weller through the smoldering ruins of Nagasaki, or hear the sagas of prisoners who have just learned that their torment is over, and watch one of the era’s most battle-experienced reporters trying to accurately and unsentimentally convey to the American people scenes unlike anything he—or anyone else—knew. Weller died in 2002, believing it all lost forever. Months later, his son found a fragile copy in a crate of moldy papers. This historic body of work has never been published. Along with reports from the brutal POW camps, a stirring saga of the worst of the Japanese “hellships” which carried U.S. prisoners into murder and even cannibalism, and a trove of Weller’s unseen photos, First into Nagasaki provides a moving, unparalleled look at the bomb that killed more than 70,000 people and ended WWII. Amid current disputes over the controlled embedding of journalists in war zones and a government’s right to keep secrets, it reminds us how such courageous rogue reporting is still essential to learning the truth. From the Hardcover edition.

The Handbook of Psychodrama

Author: Marcia Karp,Paul Holmes,Kate Bradshaw Tauvon
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134752539
Category: Psychology
Page: 328
View: 693
This handbook provides a comprehensive introduction to the theory and practice of psychodrama for professional and trainee psychodramatists. Following an introduction to the history and philosophy of psychodrama the theory is then brought to life by detailed first-hand accounts of psychodrama sessions. The structure of the book innovatively reflects that of the classic psychodrama session - Warm Up, Action, Sharing and the subsequent Processing. Chapters on psychodrama in action include discussion on the new use of psychodrama in the treatment of depression, and the relationship of the discipline to other group psychotherapies. The contributors vividly illustrate the contribution dramatic improvisation can make to emotional health.

Clients First

The Two Word Miracle
Author: Joseph Callaway,JoAnn Callaway
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118431790
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 240
View: 1313
How honesty, competency, and caring will make you rich Throw out the sales manual. Get off the motivation elevator. Clients First is a two word miracle that can change your life. This book outlines a powerful path to riches that authors Joseph and JoAnn Callaway used to sell a billion dollars in real estate in just ten years—a feat never before achieved. Here, they explain the three keys to putting your clients first that helped them create one of the most successful realty firms in the U.S. Each of the three keys is important and can stand on its own. However, the success you can achieve when following the Clients First program can only be reached when all three keys are used in coordination. Explains how honesty ensures a strong client relationship Details the ways in which competency pervades all aspects of a client's perception of you Shows how being a caring individual can win over a client on a personal level Unlock your potential by putting these to use in your life and your business.

Knowledge into Action: Research and Evaluation in Library and Information Science

Research and Evaluation in Library and Information Science
Author: Danny P. Wallace,Connie J Van Fleet
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1610692667
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 388
View: 2264
The only book currently available that comprehensively integrates research and evaluation for evidence-based library and information science practice.

Active Listening: Improve Your Ability to Listen and Lead, First Edition (Spanish for Spain)

Author: Michael H. Hoppe
Publisher: Center for Creative Leadership
ISBN: 1604916435
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 36
View: 6241
Listening well is an essential component of good leadership. You can become a more effective listener and leader by learning the skills of active listening. Working relationships become more solid, based on trust, respect, and honesty. Active listening is a critical component of the tasks facing today's leaders.

The Cyclopaedia; Or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and Literature

Author: Abraham Rees
Publisher: N.A
Page: N.A
View: 5374

A Treatise on the Venereal Disease

Author: John HUNTER (F.R.S.)
Publisher: N.A
Page: N.A
View: 2809

Insights into Action

Successful School Leaders Share What Works
Author: William Sterrett
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416613730
Category: Education
Page: 131
View: 306
Do you ever wonder whether researchers and professional developers really know what it’s like to be a school leader? Do you sometimes struggle to connect articles and conference presentations with the challenges you face day to day? For award-winning educator William Sterrett, the answer to those questions was a resounding yes. So he made it his mission to identify the most important issues facing today’s school leaders and offer practical, effective strategies for success. Drawing on his own experience as a teacher and principal and on interviews with nine distinguished practitioners--including Carol Ann Tomlinson, Richard DuFour, Baruti Kafele, and James Popham--Sterrett merges current research and theory with lessons from successful educators who have truly "been there, done that." Each chapter of Insights into Action carefully examines a particular topic of relevance, translating research and experience into replicable, sustainable practices and offering ways to overcome barriers to success. You’ll learn* How to be a more effective leader, including ways to turn your school vision into reality, become a learning leader, make professional development more meaningful, and achieve the elusive work-life balance; * How to strengthen your learning community by differentiating instruction and leadership, fostering a positive school climate, and incorporating learning experiences outside the classroom; and* How to face the challenges of today, including ways to infuse technology into your school community, gather and apply useful data, and turn crises both big and small into success for all. Each chapter includes Action Items and In-the-Field Activities to extend the discussion, help you apply the book’s insights and strategies, and enable you to realize actual growth in your school. In a job filled with constant stressors and challenges, it’s important to have a solid, well-grounded perspective. Insights into Action offers both practical lessons and inspiration to handle whatever comes your way.

Outlines of Imperfect and Disordered Mental Action

Author: Thomas Cogswell Upham
Publisher: N.A
Category: Harper's family library
Page: 399
View: 8088

Putting Assessment Into Action

Selected Projects from the First Cohort of the Assessment in Action Grant
Author: Eric Ackermann
Publisher: Association of College and Research Libraries Association of College and Research Libraries a Divisi
ISBN: 9780838988138
Category: Academic libraries
Page: N.A
View: 8486

Battle of the Bulge: The First Eight days

Author: N.A
Publisher: Coda Books Ltd
ISBN: 1908538325
Page: N.A
View: 5852

Translating pain into action: a study of gender-based violence and minority ethnic women in Ireland: summary report

Author: N.A
Publisher: The Women's Health Council
Page: N.A
View: 6117

A History of the War Between Great Britain and the United States of America

During the Years 1812, 1813, and 1814
Author: Gilbert Auchinleck
Publisher: Maclear
Category: Canada History War of 1812
Page: 408
View: 489

Ian Fleming's Commandos

The Story of the Legendary 30 Assault Unit
Author: Nicholas Rankin
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199912025
Category: History
Page: 416
View: 4494
In 1941, the United Kingdom faced its darkest hour: it stood alone against the Germans, who had chased British forces out of France, Norway, and Greece. All it had left were desperate measures--commando raids, intelligence coups, feats of derring-do. Any such "novel enterprise," wrote Admiral John Godfrey, Director of Naval Intelligence, required "an officer with drive and imagination of the highest order." He found one in Commander Ian Fleming. In Ian Fleming's Commandos, Nicholas Rankin tells the exciting story of a secret intelligence outfit conceived and organized by Fleming. Named 30 Assault Unit, the group was expected to seize enemy codebooks, cipher machines, and documents in high-stakes operations. Assault unit commandos fought in the North African campaign and the invasions of Sicily and Italy, poked over the bones of bombed Pantelleria, and liberated Capri. Rebranded '30 Assault Unit', they went ashore on D-Day, heading for rocket-sites and radar-stations. They helped liberate Paris (including the Ritz Bar and the Rothschild mansion) and then set out to steal scientific and industrial secrets from the heart of Germany. Their final amazing coup was to seize the entire archives of the German Navy's three hundred tons of documents. Ian Fleming flew out in person to accompany the loot back to Britain, where it was combed for evidence to use in the Nuremburg trials. Based on incisive research and written with verve and insight, this new paperback edition of Ian Fleming's Commandos brings to life a long-obscured chapter of World War II and reveals the inspiration behind Fleming's famous fiction.