Straight to the Top

In 2006, I published Straight to the Top: Becoming a World-Class CIO. The book
was intended to serve two main goals: (1) to help nonexecutive IT professionals
plan their ascension to the top echelons of IT and, if lucky, their appointment to ...

Author: Gregory S. Smith

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118417461

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

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Essential reading for IT professionals with aspirations towardthe top IT spot, and for sitting CIOs looking to refine theirmobile, social and cloud strategies and knowledge The definitive work on how to achieve leadership success in IT,Straight to the Top, Second Edition reveals how the role ofthe CIO is changing due to major trends associated with consumerand enterprise products and technologies driving new mobilesolutions in today's organizations; cloud computing and the moveaway from controlled / internally managed data centers to pay asyou use and elastic cloud infrastructure and application services;and the impact social media is having on today's complexorganizations. Author Gregory S. Smith expertly coaches existing and aspiringCIOs on building the requisite skills through his observations andexperience as a veteran CIO with more than twenty-five years ofexperience leading IT teams and delivering complex technicalsolutions in the information technology field. An invaluable guide to help information technology and businessprofessionals recognize the qualities, skills, and expertisenecessary to attain the role of a CIO or enhance the skills forsitting CIOs Equips IT managers, CIOs, and CTOs to strategically plan theircareer moves Packed with encouragement, advice, and essential skills foraspiring and sitting CIOs Features interviews with leading IT professionals, CIOs, andexecutive recruiting professionals Providing an organized and comprehensive view of the CIO job andits important role in modern organizations, Straight to the Top,Second Edition equips sitting CIOs and CIO candidates with thestrategies and knowledge necessary to be successful in the newbusiness normal - a mobile, social and cloud-based world, and howto provide technology leadership as a world-class CIO.
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One Direction Straight to the Top

... 1994 Siblings, older sister, Gemma Homeown: Holmes Chapel, England
Favorile Movie: Lowe Acually HowOrle Bonds. The Bedfles, Foster the People,
Coldplay. Kings of Leon Best Friend. Louis Tomlinson TWiller Hundle; GFanny
Styles J ...

Author: Riley Brooks

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 9780545531955

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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Move over Bieber, there's a new pop sensation in town! The next hot band is here, and it's One Direction! These five super cute boys from the UK have a #1 debut album, sold-out tours, famous friends, and tons of fans. And they're only heading in one direction--up! Check out this awesome book full of fun facts and pictures to find out more about 1D! Includes playful stickers (music notes, hearts, stars, etc.) that fans will want to stick everywhere!
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Straight from the Top

This book is sure to appeal to anyone interested in what makes the man tick or in what the future holds for Air Canada.

Author: Robert Milton

Publisher: Douglas & McIntyre

ISBN: 9781553651277

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 280

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As President and CEO of Canada's largest and most influential airline, Robert Milton has presided over the most tumultuous period of the airline industry's history. He gives us his forthright, brutally honest views about the challenges of his job, as well as his vision for Air Canada as it restructures itself into a cost-competitive, full-service airline. Milton goes behind the boardroom doors to reveal the truth about events in the past decade. In addition, Milton explains what drives his passion for this business and offers a fascinating glimpse into the workings of a major airline. Milton is admired by many as an industry visionary and brilliant airline strategist, and his impact on the international airline industry has been significant. This book is sure to appeal to anyone interested in what makes the man tick or in what the future holds for Air Canada.
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Straight from the Top

This book is sure to appeal to anyone interested in what makes the man tick or in what the future holds for Air Canada.

Author: Robert Milton

Publisher: Greystone Books

ISBN: 9781926685403

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 280

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As President and CEO of Canada's largest and most influential airline, Robert Milton has presided over the most tumultuous period of the airline industry's history. He gives us his forthright, brutally honest views about the challenges of his job, as well as his vision for Air Canada as it restructures itself into a cost-competitive, full-service airline. Milton goes behind the boardroom doors to reveal the truth about events in the past decade. In addition, Milton explains what drives his passion for this business and offers a fascinating glimpse into the workings of a major airline. Milton is admired by many as an industry visionary and brilliant airline strategist, and his impact on the international airline industry has been significant. This book is sure to appeal to anyone interested in what makes the man tick or in what the future holds for Air Canada.
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Superior Texas Hold em

Sometimes people can't see your low end straight and may pay off your better
hand with two pair, a set, or even just top pair, top kicker. Broadway
straight The highest straight is the top five card ranks together, Ace to ten,

Author: Dave Erickson

Publisher: Evergent Technologies

ISBN: 9780993819704

Category: Games

Page: 340

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This is a complete, comprehensive Texas Hold'em book. It is far, far more analytical of the subtleties of a specific form of Poker, Texas Hold'em than the usual poker books. It doesn't just claim you can win at poker, it provides the skills needed to dominate the game. Any table, any opponent. Pros don't play with a game plan, they understand the game better than amateurs. Reading this book is like playing 500,000 hands of Texas Hold'em because it explains it all. Well worth the investment at ten times the price. Read and profit from it. NOTE: There was a card corruption in the latest version with the new custom cards (the ones with skulls) in the PDF starting at page 60ish. It did not raise alarms when uploaded. I'm sorry Google didn't catch it and neither did I. If you paid for a pdf book with corrupted cards please show me your receipt and I will personally send you one with the old cards until I can get the latest SNAFU corrected. The current PDF has the old cards. You can get the epub version, which works on lean pub but for some reason Google won't approve, elsewhere... NOTE2: I resolved the problem no help from Google. The current version has correct cards. ISBN: 9780993819704
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Chocolate For a Mother s Heart

STRAIGHT. TO. THE. TOP. I. finished ushering the last fan out of the ballpark in
Arlington and turned to my supervisor. “I need to speak with the president, please
,” I said. The supervisor looked at me dumbfounded, so I repeated: “I need to ...

Author: Kay Allenbaugh

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780684848358

Category: Self-Help

Page: 208

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Moms Love Chocolate, Too! Mothers do it all -- they teach, listen, guide, and protect. They shelter us from life's unexpected storms, nurture us into adulthood, and know just when to push us from the nest. Now the creator of the bestselling Chocolate series offers up a rich, soulful celebration of motherhood, one that any woman -- mother, daughter, sister, or best friend -- will love. Here are more true stories that capture the essence of what it means to be a woman and that honor the unforgettable experience of mothering, from the heartwarming and hilarious to the bittersweet: a mother sending her child off to school, or down the aisle...a mother who knows just what to say and when to say it -- or keep it to herself...a stand-in mom who passes for the "real thing" with flying colors...a mother whose intuition never fails....You're sure to recognize yourself -- or your own mom -- in the pages of Chocolate for a Mother's Heart.
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Palynostratigraphy in Relation to Sequence Stratigraphy Straight Cliffs Formation Upper Cretaceous Kaiparowits Plateau Utah

The Straight Cliffs Formation overlies the Tropic Shale (upper Cenomanian to
middle Turonian) and underlies the Wahweap Formation (Campanian). Peterson
(1969) named four members within the Straight Cliffs Formation, from oldest to ...

Author: Douglas J. Nichols


ISBN: UOM:39015095145275

Category: Geology, Stratigraphic

Page: 21

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The Diary of a 10 to 14 Handicapper

Don't go any farther back than being able to keep the left arm straight. Driver: Hit
ball slightly ... the right knee bent. At the top of the backswing the left arm should
be straight and the top of the club and the right elbow should be pointing down.

Author: Philip Moses

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781499002676

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 86

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There is a saying that makes the claim that the only way to become an expert at something is to have first made every mistake possible. If that were true, then I should be the best golfer in the world. I've seen good golfers, and I've seen great golfers. I grew up during a time when golf wasn't even on the map. We played team sports for the most part like baseball, basketball, football, and hockey. At the age of eighteen, I realized that these activities were going to come to a screeching halt soon and needed to find something else. So I took up golf. There was a problem back then for the athletes in my era. We were ingrained with a "baseball" swing, and that just doesn't cut it for golf. The weight stayed on the right side, and the swing was from the outside in. Hitting fat shots and big, roundhouse slices were the norm. What could I do?
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Pot limit Omaha Poker

Also, flopping top two pair using the Ace and one of the sidecards produces weak
straight draws (e.g., A-9-7 and A-8-7 produce top two pair with sucker open-
ended straight draws, as hitting the top end makes a second-best straight),
whereas ...

Author: Jeff Hwang

Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.

ISBN: 0818407530

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 352

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Are You Ready For The Next Wave Of Poker? If you've never tried Pot-Limit Omaha, you're missing out on the most exciting, most lucrative cash game around. Omaha has long been the most popular form of poker in Europe, and now it's spreading like wildfire throughout North America. The reason is simple: Omaha offers more action and bigger pots than Texas Hold'em. Isn't it time you got in on it? Whether you're a cash-game professional or poker hobbyist--and whether you play live or online--this book will arm you with a winning big-play strategy that's easy to master even if you've never played Omaha before. You'll discover the subtle distinctions that set Omaha above other games. Key topics include: • The Big Play Objectives • The Power of the Big Draw • Straight Draws and Starting Hand Construction • Playing the Position Game • Limit Omaha Hi/Lo and Pot-Limit Omaha Hi/Lo Complete with practice situations and hand quizzes, this is the most comprehensive Omaha book available--and the only one you'll ever need. Jeff Hwang is a semi-professional poker player and an investment analyst who regularly writes about the gaming industry for the Motley Fool, a well known website about stocks and investing. A graduate of Washington University in St. Louis with a B.S./B.A. in both finance and management, Jeff has been an advantage player since 1999, when he took an interest in blackjack. After he graduated college, Jeff picked up poker, and he has been playing semi-professionally ever since. His regular lineup includes Pot-Limit Omaha and Omaha Hi/Lo, with the occasional No-Limit Hold'em game. The material in this book is the result of playing various Omaha games nearly exclusively for over eighteen months, both live and online. Jeff lives in St. Louis eight months of the year and spends time in Fort Lauderdale, Washington, D.C., and on the road the rest.
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Amish Patterns for Machine Quilting

Preparing Your Quilt for Machine Quilting Marking We mark our quilt top before it
is basted. Choose how you are going to quilt your quilt. Some straight lines may
not need to be marked if they follow the piecing of the quilt. However, other ...

Author: Pat Holly

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486298764

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 96

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In this easy-to-follow guide, Pat Holly and Sue Nickels share a host of striking designs inspired by antique Amish quilts. Their simple, step-by-step instructions show you how to use a sewing machine to quilt these elaborate patterns in just a fraction of the time it takes to sew them by hand. You'll find a treasury of stunning designs, including flowers, feathers, cables, baskets, stars, and more. Even those hard-to-fill spaces in between blocks and along quilt edges can be transformed with elegant sashing designs and attractive border decorations such as a grapevine and a running vine. You can use the patterns exactly as they are or easily adapt their sizes and shapes to fit your quilt perfectly. In addition, some of the patterns can be used for appliqué design. A short history of the Amish precedes a section on how to use the designs and a brief explanation of machine quilting. Most patterns are accompanied by simple directions for needlecrafters who enjoy the convenience and speed of quilting by machine but who can, if they wish, also create these heirloom-quality designs by hand.
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Technical Analysis of Stock Trends

TOP—See Broadening Top, Descending Triangle, Double Top, Head-and-
Shoulders Top, Rounding Top, and Triple Top. ... The tops of the ripples are
usually less even; sometimes they also can be defined by a straight line, but
more often, ...

Author: Robert D. Edwards

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781466589179

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 624

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Sixty-three years. Sixty-three years and Technical Analysis of Stock Trends still towers over the discipline of technical analysis like a mighty redwood. Originally published in 1948 and now in its Tenth Edition, this book remains the original and most important work on this topic. The book contains more than dry chart patterns, it passes down accu
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Texas Hold em on the Net

What you are really hoping for is that your Queen (if you're playing A-Q), is the top
card, thus giving you top pair with top kicker. If you pair ... AQ or A-J is also a
good drawing hand, because you can still make the best straight or the best flush.

Author: David Bradshaw

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595357901

Category: Games

Page: 84

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Texas Hold'em on the Net: How to Maximize Your Winnings gives you an in-depth look at today's most popular game. From initial registry to playing for a living, enclosed is everything you will need to access, evaluate and dominate your competition. Included are tried and true moneymaking techniques as well as how to avoid potential pitfalls and cold streaks. David "Maximum Dave" Bradshaw has worked his way through online tournaments to compile your road map to Internet poker success. "Maximum Dave" has been dominating online poker rooms for over 2 years and is embarking on his World Series Championship quest. You will get a first hand account through a professional's eyes of how to outsmart and outlast the competition. For short or long term results, Maximize Your Winnings delivers everything you need to become the next great poker force.
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How to Make Yarn Dolls

You can add a collar by gluing a 4" long strip of narrow ruffled lace around the
neck or make a collar from a 12" piece of straight lace by sewing a straight stitch
along the top edge. Pull the thread until the lace gathers up. Arrange the ruffled ...

Author: Joanne Singley

Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing

ISBN: 9781934925805

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 68

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The perfect project guide for scout troops, craft classes, and everyone who wants an easy and inexpensive activity. sell at craft shows or make just for fun and recreation! How to Make Yarn Dolls is an easy-to-follow guide for creating many different doll characters using one basic pattern. This book will show you how to: Make the basic doll body, the beginning of every doll character Create faces for People, Animals, and Birds Add just the right hair or other facial feature Finish the character with clothes and accessories Included are step by step instructions as well as full size pattern pieces for the different doll costumes. About the Author: JoAnne Singley lives in Northeastern Pennsylvania and has been doing crafts for over 40 years. Her love of crafts started when she was only 15. Yarn dolls were something a classmate taught her when she was only 10 years old. She has been creating new and exciting doll characters ever since. Yarn dolls are not the only interest that JoAnne has. She also enjoys pouring composition dolls, sewing, reading, designing and making new crafts, gardening, cooking, designing costumes for bears and cloth dolls, and reupholstering furniture.Not enough hours in the day, as you can see! JoAnne does out-of-state craft shows in addition to working and designing craft kits for local nursing homes. She has also attended cosmetology school and has studied business and healthcare. She wants to share all her designs and crafting tips with others. So, with the publication of How to Make Yarn Dolls I and II, her writing career has begun. In her spare time, when she has some, she chases after her two cats, Red Cat and Junior.
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The Art and Archaeology of Pashash

Pin shaft, straight, 20.8 cm. long, .8 cm. thick at perforation, which is 1.6 cm. from
top. Copper core, gold leaf. Head lost, point lost. (Head may be no. Io, I I, or 12.)
I7. Pin shaft, straight, 20.7 cm. long, .85 cm. thick at perforation, which is 1.6 cm.

Author: Terence Grieder

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9780292773097

Category: Social Science

Page: 276

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Among the vast treasures discovered in Peru since its conquest by Pizarro, only a small fraction has been excavated scientifically. The Art and Archaeology of Pashash is an account of the discovery and excavation of one of the richest Pre-Columbian burials ever scientifically excavated in Peru. The tomb and its offerings unearthed at Pashash, in the northern Andes, provide new perspectives on the cultural meaning of Andean funerary treasure. About A.D. 500 the flexed body of an aristocrat was wrapped in cloth and set in a small tomb sealed by a heavy stone. Three separate offerings were put in place during the construction of the funerary temple above the tomb. Near the body were placed about fifty large gold pins with elaborately sculptured heads, the most important set of Peruvian metalwork scientifically recorded in context. Decorated pottery also accompanied the body. Beneath the doorway to the temple chamber above the tomb a second offering was placed, composed of vessels modeled as jaguars, snakes, and dragonlike combinations of the two, with other fine pottery, unfired clay bowls, and stone bowls. The images in this offering represented the theology of a shamanistic religion. A third offering of broken ritual vessels was placed in the earth fill just before the temple floor was built. This collection of several hundred works of art found together and dated by radiocarbon, related to a stratigraphic sequence for the site as a whole, makes possible a unique history of the art of this highland Andean region. Grieder describes the phases of development and the symbolism of the previously little-known Recuay style of pottery and attributes many works to individuals, illuminating the role of artists and their relations with their patrons. Among the author's discoveries is evidence of the use of potters' wheels and lathes to make ceramic and stone vessels and ritual objects, reversing the long-held contention that these tools were unknown in Pre-Columbian America. The Art and Archaeology of Pashash will be valuable to specialists in Andean archaeology as well as to those interested in the art and culture of Pre-Columbian America.
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Straight from the Fridge Dad

Top eliminator Top storey Top stud Too much Torn up Torpedo Torso-tosser
Tough enough to swap punches with a ... total shutdown artist Head, brain The
leader, the head honcho, the boss The best, really good, a total knockout See the

Author: Max Decharne

Publisher: Broadway Books

ISBN: 9780767910996

Category: Reference

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Righteous jive for all you weedheads, moochers, b-girls, gassers, bandrats, triggermen, grifters, snowbirds, and long-gone daddies. Much of the slang popularly associated with the hippie generation of the 1960s actually dates back to before World War II, hijacked in the main from jazz and blues street expressions, mostly relating to drugs, sex, and drinking. Why talk when you can beat your chops, why eat when you can line your flue, and why snore when you can call some hogs? You’re not drunk–you’re just plumb full of stagger juice, and your skin isn’t pasty, it’s just caf? sunburn. Need a black coffee? That’s a shot of java, nix on the moo juice. Containing thousands of examples of hipster slang drawn from pulp novels, classic noir and exploitation films, blues, country, and rock ’n’ roll lyrics, and other related sources from the 1920s to the 1960s, Straight from the Fridge, Dad is the perfect guide for all hep cats and kittens. Think of it as a sort of Thirty Days to a More Powerful Vocabulary for the beret-wearing, bongo-banging set. Solid, Jackson.
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The Georgia Straight

The Straight's year-end roundup of wacky, weird, wondrous (and sometimes
appalling) news gets a special cover treatment ... 1 on the Straight's Top 100
Albums chart, followed by Whitney Houston's Whitney, the La Bamba soundtrack,
John ...

Author: Doug Sarti

Publisher: Rocky Mountain Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781771602532

Category: Art

Page: 256

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This highly illustrated and beautifully produced coffee-table book brings together over 100 of the Georgia Straight's iconic covers, along with short essays, insider details and contributor reflections, putting each of these issues of the publication into its historical context. For 50 years the Georgia Straight has served as the voice of reason during a number of turbulent times. With fearless tenacity, the Straight has always taken the good fight to the powers that be, whether they come in the form of big business, city hall, the provincial legislature, parliament or just plain human folly. While known for hard-hitting journalism and pointed prose, the Straight has also always been a purposely visual publication. With eye-catching design strongly reflecting the times - from '60s psychedelia to new-millennium computer graphics - the newspaper has charted a course through both artistic trends and meaningful writing. Together in one place for the first time, this collection of Straight covers spans five decades of newsworthy figures, events, issues and pop culture. A visual time capsule of sorts, it's a significant graphic chronicle of both the counterculture and recent Vancouver history - after all, if it was important, entertaining or inspiring, the Straight covered it. With work from a multitude of artists using various media and contrasting styles, this collection illustrates - literally - how the Straight was able to seize the moral high ground in the culture wars and turn civil disobedience into an art form. Along with a sense of history, there's a strongly ingrained emotional component to these old Straight covers: they've lost none of their power to evoke an impassioned response. Some are beautiful, some are funny, some will shock and some will enrage. But they'll all make you feel something.
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Scenic Art for the Theatre

Ifthe bottom ofthe drop is a finished edge, it will be stapled in a straight line
parallel to the top. Ifthe sides are finished edges, they will be stapled to straight
lines perpendicular to the top and bottom. Not all soft good pieces are
conveniently ...

Author: Susan Crabtree

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781136084294

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 414

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Now in its Third Edition, Scenic Art for the Theatre: History, Tools and Techniques continues to be the most trusted source for both student and professional scenic artists. With new information on scenic design using Photoshop, Paint Shop Pro and other digital imaging softwares this test expands to offer the developing artist more step-by-step instuction and more practical techniques for work in the field. It goes beyond detailing job functions and discussing techniques to serve as a trouble-shooting guide for the scenic artist, providing practical advice for everyday solutions.
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Milady s Razor Cutting

Divide the head over the top from ear to ear. Divide the back from the center of
the top of crown to the center of the nape. Divide the front into three sections, by
parting from the center of each eye straight back to the top of the crown. Make a ...

Author: Kenneth Young

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1562531808

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 46

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An easy-to-read book, Milady's Razor Cutting is a step-by-step technical guide to cutting a variety of specific haircuts using razor techniques. This highly-illustrated book show each facet of various processes, including haircuts appealing to all types of clients.
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American Military Shoulder Arms Volume I

The rear profile of the straight tang continues that of the body , and the top of the
narrow tang is flat on some examples and rounded at the front only on others . A
vertical mortice in the rear of the top jaw encloses the front and sides of the tang .

Author: George D. Moller

Publisher: UNM Press

ISBN: 9780826349965

Category: History

Page: 540

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American Military Shoulder Arms, Volume I: Colonial and Revolutionary War Arms focuses on the arms used from the early exploratory period throughout the colonial period and the American Revolution. Arranged chronologically, it contains definitive descriptions of the pre-flintlock and flintlock shoulder arms used in North America and detailed accounts of the development and progression of military regulation shoulder arms of the major colonial powers from the early eighteenth century through the Revolutionary War. Lavishly illustrated with more than four hundred vivid photographs of muskets, rifles, carbines, and other arms, this book offers an intelligent analysis of the shoulder arms procured and used by the colonists, colonial and state governments, and the Continental Congress.
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