Leadership Secrets of the Australian Army

Learn from the best and inspire your team for great results
Author: Nicholas Jans
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
ISBN: 176063624X
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 208
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Australia's military consistently punches above its weight, and its approach to leadership is the key to its success. Developed over a century ago by fusing national values with battlefield imperatives, its approach has been fine-tuned over generations. It is now an adaptable and egalitarian leadership culture that ticks all the boxes for best practice. The military assumes no-one is born a natural leader, and that good training makes good leaders. Drawing on his own long military career and defence training programs, and on research, Nick Jans has identified the core principles of this consistently successful approach to leadership. These '3Rs' are the leadership skills which generate loyalty and commitment at an operational level, and they are just as successful in everyday team management as they are in the field. Leadership Secrets of the Australian Army includes real stories from the field and from workplaces, from everyday employees and from well-known leaders. It shows how you too can become a leader your team can believe in, and-equally importantly-how you can help them believe in themselves. 'Read it and be wise.' Lieutenant General David Morrison, AO

Northern Solomons: The U.S. Army Campaigns of World War II (Pamphlet)


Author: Stephen J. Lofgren
Publisher: Government Printing Office
ISBN: 9780160613005
Category: World War, 1939-1945
Page: 35
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Discusses Army operations in the Northern Solomon Islands in the Pacific Ocean from February 22, 1943 to November 21, 1944. The islands include New Georgia, Bougainville, and New Britain. They were also referred to as the Cartwheel Area of Operations. This booklet is illustrated with black and white photographs, color maps, and a color reproduction of a painting. Includes suggestions for further reading. Item 344-G. CMH Pub. 72-10. Other related products: Stalingrad to Berlin: The German Defeat in the East -- Print Paperback format is available here: https://bookstore.gpo.gov/products/sku/008-029-00160-8 The Army in the Pacific: A Century of Engagement --Print Paperback format is available here: https://bookstore.gpo.gov/products/sku/008-029-00553-1 The War in the Pacific: Leyte, Return to the Philippines -Print Paperback format is available here: https://bookstore.gpo.gov/products/sku/008-029-00498-4 The Approach to the Philippines -Print Paperback format is available here: https://bookstore.gpo.gov/products/sku/008-029-00504-2 Three Battles: Arnavelle, Altuzzo and Schmidt --Paperback format is available here: https://bookstore.gpo.gov/products/sku/008-029-00496-8 Among Heroes: A Marine Corps Rifle Company on Peleliu is available here: https://bookstore.gpo.gov/products/sku/008-055-00252-4 World War II resources collection can be found here: hhttps://bookstore.gpo.gov/catalog/world-war-ii Other products produced by the Center of Military History (CMH) can be found here: https://bookstore.gpo.gov/agency/1061

Dirty Little Secrets of the Vietnam War

Military Information You're Not Supposed to Know
Author: James F. Dunnigan,Albert A. Nofi
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 146688472X
Category: History
Page: 400
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Dirty Little Secrets of the Vietnam War allows us to see what really happened to American forces in Southeast Asia, separating popular myth from explosive reality in a clear, concise manner. Containing more than two hundred examinations of different aspects of the war, the book questions why the American military ignored the lessons taught by previous encounters with insurgency forces; probes the use of group think and mind control by the North Vietnamese; and explores the role technology played in shaping the way the war was fought. Of course, the book also reveals the "dirty little secrets," the truth behind such aspects of the conflict as the rise of the Montagnard mercenaries--the most feared group of soldiers participating in the secret war in Laos-and the details of the hidden struggle for the Ho Chi Minh Trail. With its unique and perceptive examination of the conflict, Dirty Little Secrets of the Vietnam War by James F. Dunnigan & Albert A. Nofi offers a critical addition to the library of Vietnam War history.

Ten Journeys to Cameron’s Farm

An Australian Tragedy
Author: Cameron Hazlehurst
Publisher: ANU E Press
ISBN: 1925021017
Category: History
Page: 670
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‘In the whole history of government in Australia, this was the most devastating tragedy.’ Three decades after what he called ‘a dreadful air crash, almost within sight of my windows’ Robert Menzies wrote ‘I shall never forget that terrible hour; I felt that for me the end of the world had come…’ Ten Journeys to Cameron’s Farm tells the lives of the ten men who perished in Duncan Cameron’s Canberra property on 13 August 1940: three Cabinet ministers, the Chief of the General Staff, two senior staff members, and the RAAF crew of four. The inquiries into the accident, and the aftermath for the Air Force, government, and bereaved families are examined. Controversial allegations are probed: did the pilot F/Lt Bob Hitchcock cause the crash or was the Minister for Air Jim Fairbairn at the controls? ‘Cameron Hazlehurst is a story-teller, one of the all-too rare breed who can write scholarly works which speak to a wider audience. In the most substantial, original, and authoritative account of the Canberra aircraft accident of August 1940 he provides unique insights into a critical, poignant moment in Australian history. Hazlehurst’s account is touched with irony and quirks, set within a framework of political, social, and military history, distinctions of class, education, and rank, and the machinations of parliamentary and service politics and of the ‘official mind’. The research is meticulous and wide-ranging, the analysis is always balanced, and the writing at once skilful and compelling. This is a work of an exceptional historian.’ (Ian Hancock, author of Nick Greiner: A Political Biography, John Gorton: He Did It His Way, and National and Permanent? The Federal Organisation of the Liberal Party of Australia) ‘Ten Journeys to Cameron’s Farm is a monumental work of historical research pegged on a single, lethal moment at the apex of government at an extraordinarily sensitive time in Australia’s history. The book embodies top drawer scholarship, deep sensitivity to antipodean class structures and sensibilities, and a nuanced understanding of both democratic and bureaucratic politics.’ (Christine Wallace, author of Germaine Greer Untamed Shrew andThe Private Don: the man behind the legend of Don Bradman)

بوابة الحشاشين: أمريكا في العراق

The Assassins' Gate: America in Iraq
Author: George Packer
Publisher: العبيكان للنشر
ISBN: 9960549909
Category: Political Science
Page: 515
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كتاب حاصل على جائزة كورنيليوس رايان لنادي الصحافة عبر البحار؛ لكونه أفضل كتاب تدور أحداثه حول الشؤون الدولية، وحاصل على جائزة كتب مكتبة نيويورك العامة هيلين بيرنستاين للتميز في الصحافة. يروي كتاب (بوابة الحشاشين) كيف أن الولايات المتحدة الأمريكية شرعت تغير تاريخ الشرق الأوسط، فإذا بها قد وقعت في شرك حرب عصابات في العراق، إنه كتاب يبعث الحياة في الناس والأفكار التي أوجدت سياسة الحرب في إدارة بوش، وذهبت بأمريكا إلى بوابة الحشاشين التي تعدُّ نقطة العبور الرئيسة إلى المنطقة الأمريكية في بغداد، كما أن الكتاب يبين موقع الحرب في الحياة الأمريكية: إذ المعركة الأيديولوجية في واشنطن أدّت إلى فوضى في العراق، وأفرزت مصائب لعوائل جراء أبنائها المقتولين هناك، وكشفت البيئة السياسية لبلد ذي أقطاب متعددة، لدرجة يصعب معها أن يفهم المشروع الأمريكي المعقد. إن سرد باكر (الموثوق والواقعي) بصيغة المتكلم يجمع ما بين التاريخ الملحمي وعمق الرواية وحميميتها، كما أنه يقدم وصفاً بارعاً لأكثر مغامرات أمريكة الخارجية إثارة للجدل منذ حرب فيتنام. الكتاب رواية لحرب العراق تقف في مصاف الروايات التاريخية العالمية، مثل: «A Bright Shining Lie ،«Fire in the Lake و«Hell in a Very Small Place»... إن كتاب (بوابة الحشاشين) يحتاج أن يقرأه كل أمريكي. توم بيسل، The New York Observer «إنه كتاب متألق». ريتشارد هولبروك، The Washington Post «إنه كتاب بارع... فتصوير باكر للمناقشات قبل الحرب متقن وجذاب ومؤثر... فهو يضع القارئ في جانب وولتر بنجامين من التاريخ، حيث يكتفي بالمشاهدة، دون أدنى حيلة له، بينما ينتشر الحطام من حوله». غيديون روز، The Washington Post Book World اختير كتاب (بوابة الحشاشين) بوصفه أحد أفضل عشرة كتب لعام 2005 من قبل: The New York Times Book Review, Time Slate, USA Today The Washington Post Book World, The Economist, The Boston Globe, the Chicago Tribune, the Los Angeles Times Book Review, New York, the San Francisco Chronicle العبيكان للنشر

The Secrets of a Vatican Cardinal

Celso Costantini's Wartime Diaries, 1938-1947
Author: Celso Costantini
Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
ISBN: 0773590064
Category: Religion
Page: 504
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On 19 April 1940 Celso Costantini prophetically wrote in his diary that if Italy followed Hitler into war, it would be allying itself with the "Anti-Christ." Within weeks, Mussolini's fascist regime plunged Italy into the destructive maelstrom of global military conflict. The ensuing years brought world war, the fall of fascism, occupation, liberation, and the emergence of a new political order. The Secrets of a Vatican Cardinal is an extraordinary and detailed behind-the-scenes account of crucial episodes in Europe's wartime history from a unique vantage point: the Vatican and the Eternal City. Costantini, a close advisor to Pope Pius XII, possessed a perspective few of his contemporaries could match. His diaries offer new insights into the great issues of the time - the Nazi occupation, the fall of Mussolini, the tumultuous end of the Italian monarchy, the birth of republican democracy in Italy, and the emergence of a new international order - while also recounting heartbreaking stories of the suffering, perseverance, and heroism of ordinary people. Less than a century later, with the world's attention gripped by the first papal resignation in six hundred years, The Secrets of a Vatican Cardinal presents a clear-eyed, fascinating, and complex portrait of the Roman Catholic Church's recent history.

The Peaceful Army


Author: Flora Eldershaw
Publisher: Spinifex Press
ISBN: 9780140112313
Category: Australian poetry
Page: 166
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Margaret Preston on Australian women artists; Miles Franklin on suffragist, Rose Scott; Eleanor Dark on Caroline Chisholm; Kylie Tennant on the future... In 1938 women looked to the past for women who had made a mark on Australian history, and they looked to the future. In 1988 we were reassessing the past once again. Kylie Tennant was the youngest contributor to this volume at that time; just before her death in 1988 she reflected on the intervening fifty years. Like mirrors reflecting mirrors, this book shows the precarious position on the intervening fifty years.

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Diary One
Author: Jonar C. Nader
Publisher: Plutonium
ISBN: 0646511203
Category: Terrorism
Page: 450
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A philosophical thriller with fast-paced military action, espionage, corporate corruption, human greed, romantic tension, and scientific revelations that are both worrisome and enlightening. The 'war on terror' is merely child's play. There will come a time when terrorists will declare real war, on each other, and you'll be forced to take sides. You've seen the horror that freedom-fighters can unleash. You've seen the devastation that demented terrorists can inflict. But could you combat the new breed of sophisticated terrorists who are intent on absolute power? Could you out-smart educated terrorists who seek retribution in the name of righteousness? Would you ever condone vigilante terrorists who commit the worst of acts for the purest of motives? This novel is about a group of inspired terrorists whose actions not only changed the world, but also distorted it. They made their mark in a way that no dictator or fanatic had ever managed. No think-tank and no government had ever predicted such a scenario. Would you fight for peace? Would you die for freedom? Would you kill for justice? Then again, what would convince you to surrender?

The First War of Physics: The Secret History of the Atom Bomb, 1939-1949


Author: Jim Baggott
Publisher: Pegasus Books
ISBN: 1605987697
Category: History
Page: 584
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An epic story of science and technology at the very limits of human understanding: the monumental race to build the first atomic weapons. Rich in personality, action, confrontation, and deception, The First War of Physics is the first fully realized popular account of the race to build humankind's most destructive weapon. The book draws on declassified material, such as MI6's Farm Hall transcripts, coded soviet messages cracked by American cryptographers in the Venona project, and interpretations by Russian scholars of documents from the soviet archives. Jim Baggott weaves these threads into a dramatic narrative that spans ten historic years, from the discovery of nuclear fission in 1939 to the aftermath of 'Joe-1,’ August 1949's first Soviet atomic bomb test. Why did physicists persist in developing the atomic bomb, despite the devastation that it could bring? Why, despite having a clear head start, did Hitler's physicists fail? Could the soviets have developed the bomb without spies like Klaus Fuchs or Donald Maclean? Did the allies really plot to assassinate a key member of the German bomb program? Did the physicists knowingly inspire the arms race? The First War of Physics is a grand and frightening story of scientific ambition, intrigue, and genius: a tale barely believable as fiction, which just happens to be historical fact.

يوميات آن فرانك


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 2304224571
Category:
Page: N.A
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The Cuban Revolution and Its Extension

Resolution of the Socialist Workers Party
Author: Socialist Workers Party (Australia)
Publisher: Resistance Books
ISBN: 9780909196226
Category: Central America
Page: 111
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'Adopted by the Australian Socialist Workers Party at its national conference in January 1983. In October 1984 the SWP's National Committee amended the resolution ... that is presented here'.

The Secret Life of Houdini

The Making of America's First Superhero
Author: William Kalush,Larry Sloman
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743298500
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 604
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Handcuff King. Escape Artist. International Superstar. Since his death eighty-eight years ago, Harry Houdini’s life has been chronicled in books, in film, and on television. Now, in this groundbreaking biography, renowned magic expert William Kalush and bestselling writer Larry Sloman team up to find the man behind the myth. Drawing from millions of pages of research, they describe in vivid detail the passions that drove Houdini to perform ever-more-dangerous feats, his secret life as a spy, and a pernicious plot to subvert his legacy. The Secret Life of Houdini traces the arc of the master magician’s life from desperate poverty to worldwide fame—his legacy later threatened by a group of fanatical Spiritualists led by esteemed British author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Initiating the reader along the way into the arcane world of professional magic, Kalush and Sloman decode a life based on deception, providing an intimate and riveting portrayal of Houdini, the man and the legend.

جواسيس جدعون : التاريخ السرى للموساد


Author: احمد عمر توماس شاهين
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9789771990222
Category: Intelligence service
Page: 414
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The Shadow Warriors of Nakano

A History of the Imperial Japanese Army's Elite Intelligence School
Author: Stephen C. Mercado
Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.
ISBN: 1612342175
Category: Electronic books
Page: 353
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In the history of the twentieth century, the role of the military intelligence services in the competition among nations is still murky. Among the world's foremost intelligence services, those of Imperial Japan remain the least known. Few stories are as compelling as those surrounding the Japanese Army's Nakano School. From 1938 to 1945, the Nakano School trained more than 2,000 men in intelligence gathering, propaganda, and irregular warfare. Working in the shadows, these dedicated warriors executed a range of missions, from gathering intelligence in Latin America to leading commando raids against American lines in Papua New Guinea, in the Philippines, and on Okinawa. They played major roles in operations to subvert British rule in India, and they organized Japanese civilians into guerrilla units that would have made the invasion of Japan a bloodbath. One graduate used his Nakano commando training to elude U.S. and Philippine military patrols until emerging from the jungle nearly thirty years after the war's end. In the decades after World War II, graduates of the school worked to obtain from the United States and Russia the release of imprisoned war criminals and the recovery of lost territory, including Okinawa. Based on archival research and the memoirs of Japanese veterans, The Shadow Warriors of Nakano shines a much-needed light into the shadows of World War II and postwar Japanese affairs.

Malaya's Secret Police 1945-60

The Role of the Special Branch in the Malayan Emergency
Author: Leon Comber
Publisher: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies
ISBN: 9812308296
Category: History
Page: 324
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The Malayan Emergency lasted from 1948 to 1960. During these tumultuous years, following so soon after the Japanese surrender at the end of the Second World War, the whole country was once more turned upside down and the lives of the people changed. The war against the Communist Party of Malaya's determined efforts to overthrow the Malayan government involved the whole population in one form or another. Dr Comber analyses the pivotal role of the Malayan Police's Special Branch, the government's supreme intelligence agency, in defeating the communist uprising and safeguarding the security of the country. He shows for the first time how the Special Branch was organised and how it worked in providing the security forces with political and operational intelligence. His book represents a major contribution to our understanding of the Emergency and will be of great interest to all students of Malay(si)a's recent history as well as counter-guerrilla operations. It can profitably be mined, too, to see what lessons can be learned for counterinsurgency operations in other parts of the world.

Shield of the Great Leader

The armed forces of North Korea
Author: Joseph S. Bermudez
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
ISBN: 9781741150070
Category: History
Page: 375
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The first unclassified account of the armed forces of one of the most isolated and unpredictable nations in Asia - North Korea.

الشرق الأوسط الجديد


Author: شمعون بيرس
Publisher: Al Manhal
ISBN: N.A
Category: Political Science
Page: 185
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أردنا أن نلج إلى التقديم لهذا الكتاب، بهذه الصورة، ليس بدافع جلد الذات، بل سعياً وراء خلق مسؤول عربي، تذوب مصالحه وهالة كرسيه، في إطار المصلحة العامة، والمستقبل الذي ينتظر الدولة والأمة، بحيث يوفر أرضية ممهدة لخلفه، يبدأ من آخرها وليس من نقطة الصفر. نقول هذا، ونحن نقرأ مذكرات شمعون بيرس، مهندس اتفاقية السلام الفلسطينية – الإسرائيلية، فقد نيف الرجل على السبعين، وما زال يعمل بهمة الشباب، ترفده نجاحاته بمزيد من الاصرار على مواصلة العمل الدؤوب... وهو يعلم أن ما بقي من عمره، ليس فيه مساحة لزعامة، أو موضع لقيادة، ... لكنه يتطلع إلى مستقبل دولته وشعبه، وربما يطمح إلى تسجيل اسمه في كتب التاريخ.

Resistance Against Empire


Author: Derrick Jensen
Publisher: PM Press
ISBN: 1604860464
Category: Political Science
Page: 275
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A scathing indictment of U.S. domestic and foreign policy, this collection of interviews by Derrick Jensen gathers incendiary insights from ten of today's most experienced and knowledgeable activists. Whether it's Ramsey Clark describing the long history of military invasion, Alfred McCoy detailing the relationship between CIA activities and the increase in the global heroin trade, Stephen Schwartz reporting the obscene costs of nuclear armaments, or Katherine Albrecht tracing the horrors of the modern surveillance state, this investigation of global governance is sure to inform, engage, and incite readers. Hailed as the philosopher poet of the ecological movement, Derrick Jensen is the widely acclaimed author of Endgame, A Language Older Than Words, and The Culture of Make Believe among many others. His books with PM Press include his first collection of interviews, How Shall I Live My Life?: On Liberating the Earth from Civilization and the novels Songs of the Dead and Lives Less Valuable. Jensen's writing has been described as "breaking and mending the reader's heart" (Publishers Weekly). Author, teacher, activist, and leading voice of uncompromising dissent, he regularly stirs auditoriums across the country with revolutionary spirit. He lives in Crescent City, California.

The Penguin History of Modern China

The Fall and Rise of a Great Power, 1850 - 2009
Author: Jonathan Fenby
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 014191761X
Category: History
Page: 816
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'China's reemergence as a global economic powerhouse has compressed into a single generation an industrial and urban revolution on a scale the world has never seen. Its transformation looks to many foreigners, and to millions of newly prosperous Chinese, like a near-miraculous escape from the agonies of its recent history - late imperial, warlord-republican and Maoist. The great merit of Jonathan Fenby's vivid account of the years since 1850 is to underline how heavily that history still weighs on the present' Rosemary Righter, The Times

Oyster

The Story of the Australian Secret Intelligence Service
Author: Brian Toohey,William Pinwill
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Espionage, Australian
Page: 322
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