The Steel Wave

Author: Jeff Shaara
Editor: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 9780345507266
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BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Jeff Shaara's No Less Than Victory. Jeff Shaara, America’s premier author of military historical fiction, brings us the centerpiece of his epic trilogy of the Second World War. General Dwight Eisenhower once again commands a diverse army that must find its single purpose in the destruction of Hitler’s European fortress. His primary subordinates, Omar Bradley and Bernard Montgomery, must prove that this unique blend of Allied armies can successfully confront the might of Adolf Hitler’s forces, who have already conquered Western Europe. On the coast of France, German commander Erwin Rommel fortifies and prepares for the coming invasion, acutely aware that he must bring all his skills to bear on a fight his side must win. But Rommel’s greatest challenge is to strike the Allies on his front, while struggling behind the lines with the growing insanity of Adolf Hitler, who thwarts the strategies Rommel knows will succeed. Meanwhile, Sergeant Jesse Adams, a no-nonsense veteran of the 82nd Airborne, parachutes with his men behind German lines into a chaotic and desperate struggle. And as the invasion force surges toward the beaches of Normandy, Private Tom Thorne of the 29th Infantry Division faces the horrifying prospects of fighting his way ashore on a stretch of coast more heavily defended than the Allied commanders anticipate–Omaha Beach. From G.I. to general, this story carries the reader through the war’s most crucial juncture, the invasion that altered the flow of the war, and, ultimately, changed history.

Three Novels Of World War Ii

Author: Jeff Shaara
Editor: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 0345534859
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Jeff Shaara has written vivid, perceptive portraits of America’s wars that have thrilled and mesmerized readers across generations. Collected for the first time in this eBook volume are Jeff Shaara’s epic New York Times bestselling novels of World War II: The Rising Tide, The Steel Wave, and No Less Than Victory. As the United States wades into the shifting tides of war, Shaara details every move—the tank battles along the Mediterranean coast, the audacious invasion at Omaha Beach, the deadly final spasms of the Third Reich. He brings to life such figures as Eisenhower and Patton, as well as the courageous men on the front lines of battle. On full display throughout is the inimitable style and striking narrative range that have made Jeff Shaara such an esteemed and essential chronicler of the American age. Contains an excerpt from Jeff Shaara’s acclaimed new novel of World War II in the Pacific, The Final Storm, which Booklist called “extraordinarily evocative.”

Building Enclosure In Hong Kong

Author: Wah Sang Wong
Editor: Hong Kong University Press
ISBN: 962209449X
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This book examines in detail the external walls of buildings in Hong Kong. It is organized into two parts. The first part of the book presents readers with various factors such as technology and sustainability that affect the design of external walls. The twenty case studies in the second part illustrate a range of external wall designs in current trends that take account of both environmental and aesthetic issues. This book will be of interest to all practitioners, academics and students working in the field of architecture and building technology.

Energy And Sustainability

Author: C. A. Brebbia
Editor: WIT Press
ISBN: 1845640829
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The way in which our society exists, operates and develops is strongly influenced by the way in which energy is produced and consumed. No process in industry can be performed without a sufficient supply of energy, and without industry there can be no production of commodities, on which the existence of modern society depends. Energy systems have evolved over a long period and more rapidly over the last two centuries, as a response to the requirements of industry and society, starting with the combustion of fuels and building up to the exploitation of nuclear energy and renewable resources. It is clear that the evolution of energy systems is a continuous process, which involves constant technological developments and innovation.This book publishes papers presented at the First International Conference on Energy and Sustainability. Featured topics include: Energy Management; Energy and the Environment; Energy Markets and Policy; Energy Efficiency; Energy and External Costs; Computer Modelling; Energy Resources Management; Nuclear Fuels; Rational Use of Energy; Solid Fuel Energy; Energy and Built Environment; Exergy and Ecology; Energy and Life Cycle Analysis; Education and Training; Energy Systems and Pollution Control; Energy and Climate Change; Renewable Energy Technologies; Energy Storage and Transportation; Energy Analysis of Industrial Processes; Exergy and Economics; Regulations and Policies and Hydrocarbon Exploration and Recovery.

The Electrical Journal

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Philosophical Magazine

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Report Of The Annual Re Union

Author: Society of the Army of the Potomac
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Re Union

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Re Union Of The Society Of The Army Of The Potomac

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The reunions of 1915-16 included the Military order of the medal of honor.

Renewable Energy

Author: Roland Wengenmayr
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 3527657037
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This translation of a German title, which was enthusiastically received by a wide audience, collects contributions by leading and well-known scientists in the area explaining the technical basics of photovoltaic, solar thermal energy, wind and water power as well as geothermal energy. In an easily accessible yet sober way, the book offers a solid overview of the possibilities offered by environmentally friendly techniques, energy conversion, storage, and transportation, discussing the topic without any misplaced ideology. The editors are experienced journalists and illustrate the text with simple diagrams and information boxes, printed in full-color throughout. For applied physicists, engineers in power technology, engineers, and anyone interested in natural sciences.

Yearbook Of The American Iron And Steel Institute

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Hydraulic Research In The United States

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Hydraulic Research In The United States And Canada

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The Athenaeum

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The Athen Um

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Hedge Funds The Protean Survivalists

Author: Russell Mutingwende
Editor: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 3638003914
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Master's Thesis from the year 2006 in the subject Business economics - Law, grade: A- (German: Sehr Gut 1,5), University of Frankfurt (Main) (The Institute for Law and Finance), course: LL.M. (Finance), 0 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: This paper investigates ‘activist investing’ as adopted by some institutional investors and hedge funds, and explores the resulting impact on the decision-making and corporate governance processes of the companies in which they invest. Firstly, it suggests that although activist investing has become something of a fad and its benefit to firm performance is still disputed, investors’ attitudes have changed and acceptance of the strategy is growing. Secondly, it posits that hedge funds, in keeping with their respective financial size and available resources will continue to apply this strategy with three key objectives in mind, namely: (i) To unlock value for short-term profit gains; (ii) To support a quasi-long-only medium-term (circa. 7 years) investment diversification strategy; (iii) To acquire businesses for the building of conglomerate industrial groups of companies, i.e. forging “King Cong” funds. For a more thorough introduction to hedge funds in general, readers are invited to read my earlier study titled:"The Challenge of reigning-in Hedge Funds through Regulation and the Need to improve Disclosure Requirements". the latter looks at: 1. Lack of transparency as a key feature of hedge fund investment 2. Benchmarking and Performance Measurement error 3. Risk management challenge presented by investing in hedge funds 4. Management Fees and their relation to performance and risk 5. Index funds & Fund of funds and their diversification advantages over hedge funds and other key topics

Panel World

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