Left of Bang

Left of Bang
Author: Patrick Van Horne,Jason a. Riley,Steven Pressfield
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 228
Release: 2014-06-13
ISBN 10: 9781936891306
ISBN 13: 1936891301
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Left of Bang Book Review:

Describes how to listen to your inner protector and increase your sensitivity to threats before they happen.

Left of Bang

Left of Bang
Author: Patrick Van Horne,Jason A. Riley
Publsiher: Black Irish Books
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2014-06-19
ISBN 10: 1936891182
ISBN 13: 9781936891184
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Left of Bang Book Review:

"At a time when we must adapt to the changing character of conflict, this is a serious book on a serious issue that can give us the edge we need.” —General James Mattis, USMC, Ret. "Left of Bang offers a crisp lesson in survival in which Van Horne and Riley affirm a compelling truth: It's better to detect sinister intentions early than respond to violent actions late. Left of Bang helps readers avoid the bang." —Gavin de Becker, bestselling author of The Gift of Fear "Rare is the book that is immediately practical and interesting. Left of Bang accomplishes this from start to finish. There is something here for everyone in the people business and we are all in the people business." —Joe Navarro, bestselling author of What Every BODY is Saying. "Left of Bang is a highly important and innovative book that offers a substantial contribution to answering the challenge of Fourth Generation war (4GW)." —William S. Lind, author of Maneuver Warfare Handbook "Like Sun Tzu's The Art of War, Left of Bang isn't just for the military. It's a must read for anyone who has ever had a gut feeling that something's not quite right...be it walking down the street, sitting in a corporate boardroom, or even entering an empty home." --Steven Pressfield, bestselling author of The Lion's Gate, The Warrior Ethos and Gates of Fire “An amazing book! Applying the lessons learned during the longest war in American history, and building on seminal works like The Gift of Fear and On Combat, this book provides a framework of knowledge that will bring military, law enforcement, and individual citizens to new levels of survival mindset and performance in life-and-death situations. Left of Bang is an instant classic.” --Lt. Colonel Dave Grossman, U.S. Army Ret., author of On Combat and On Killing -- You walk into a restaurant and get an immediate sense that you should leave. -- You are about to step onto an elevator with a stranger and something stops you. -- You interview a potential new employee who has the resume to do the job, but something tells you not to offer a position. These scenarios all represent LEFT OF BANG, the moments before something bad happens. But how many times have you talked yourself out of leaving the restaurant, getting off the elevator, or getting over your silly “gut” feeling about someone? Is there a way to not just listen to your inner protector more, but to actually increase your sensitivity to threats before they happen? Legendary Marine General James Mattis asked the same question and issued a directive to operationalize the Marine Corps’ Combat Hunter program. A comprehensive and no-nonsense approach to heightening each and every one of our gifts of fear, LEFT OF BANG is the result.

Left of the Bang

Left of the Bang
Author: Claire Lowdon
Publsiher: Fourth Estate
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2016-05-19
ISBN 10: 9780008102166
ISBN 13: 0008102163
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Left of the Bang Book Review:

âe~An unflinchingly honest portrayal of Londoner life with great empathy, style and humour âe¦ A Vanity Fair of our times âe¦ Tamsin Jarvis will resonate long after the final page is turned.âe(tm) Stylist Daringly, radically honest and very, very funny, this is the best novel yet about the âe~lost generationâe(tm) of young Londoners today. Left of the bang: a military term for the build-up to an explosion. For failing concert pianist Tamsin Jarvis, the pressure is mounting. She thought she was happy with her adoring schoolteacher boyfriend Callum, but when Chris comes into their lives, that starts to change. In a few months Chris will be gone, leaving for his first tour of Afghanistan. Nothing seems to be working out the way Tamsin wants it to âe" in fact, sheâe(tm)s not even sure what it is she wants. With sharp, satirical humour, unparalleled social observation, extreme sexual honesty and great empathy, Claire Lowdon has captured the foibles, hopes and difficulties that characterise a strata of young London today. A funny, unflinching insiderâe(tm)s view on the generation born in the 1980s âe" who are often having much less fun than it seems âe" this is a Vanity Fair for our times.

Maneuver Warfare Handbook

Maneuver Warfare Handbook
Author: William S Lind
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 148
Release: 2018-05-30
ISBN 10: 0429978693
ISBN 13: 9780429978692
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Maneuver Warfare Handbook Book Review:

Maneuver warfare, often controversial and requiring operational and tactical innovation, poses perhaps the most important doctrinal questions currently facing the conventional military forces of the U.S. Its purpose is to defeat the enemy by disrupting the opponent's ability to react, rather than by physical destruction of forces. This book develops and explains the theory of maneuver warfare and offers specific tactical, operational, and organizational recommendations for improving ground combat forces. The authors translate concepts too often vaguely stated by manuever warfare advocates into concrete doctrine. Although the book uses the Marine Corps as a model, the concepts, tactics, and doctrine discussed apply to any ground combat force.

Bang

Bang
Author: Barry Lyga
Publsiher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2017-04-18
ISBN 10: 0316315532
ISBN 13: 9780316315531
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bang Book Review:

"Fans of 13 Reasons Why will find a lot to like in Lyga's latest." --Entertainment Weekly This is Where it Ends, Hate List, and Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock readers will appreciate this heartbreaking novel about living with your worst mistake, from New York Times bestselling author Barry Lyga. Sebastian Cody did something horrible, something no one--not even Sebastian himself--can forgive. At the age of four, he accidentally shot and killed his infant sister with his father's gun. Now, ten years later, Sebastian has lived with the guilt and horror for his entire life. With his best friend away for the summer, Sebastian has only a new friend, Aneesa, to distract him from his darkest thoughts. But even this relationship cannot blunt the pain of his past. Because Sebastian knows exactly how to rectify his childhood crime and sanctify his past. It took a gun to get him into this. Now he needs a gun to get out. Unflinching and honest, Bang is the story of one boy and one moment in time that cannot be reclaimed, as true and as relevant as tomorrow's headlines.

Bang

Bang
Author: Sharon Flake
Publsiher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2009-10-28
ISBN 10: 1423132459
ISBN 13: 9781423132455
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bang Book Review:

Mann is only thirteen, yet he has already had to deal with more than most go through in a lifetime. His family is still reeling from the tragic shooting death of his little brother, Jason, each person coping with grief in his or her own way. Mann's mother has stopped eating and is obsessed with preserving Jason's memory, while his father is certain that presenting a hard edge is the only way to keep his remaining son from becoming a statistic. Mann used to paint and ride horseback, but now he's doing everything he can to escape his emotions: getting involved in fights at school, joyriding at midnight, and much worse. His father, at his wit's end, does the only thing he thinks will teach his son how to be a man he abandons him and his friend Kee Lee in the woods, leaving them to navigate their way home, alone.

Backbone

Backbone
Author: Julia Dye
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2011-11-20
ISBN 10: 1849088977
ISBN 13: 9781849088978
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Backbone Book Review:

Non-Commissioned Officers (NCOs) are the backbone of the US Marine Corps. They execute orders and lead their fellow Marines into battle. NCOs are an important part of America's military heritage and history, and their traditions are deeply entwined with the history of the United States. Marine NCOs are heroes and leaders who, despite their varied leadership styles, share a number of important attributes. Part history, part biography, part leadership guide, this unique book takes a close look at the U.S. Marine Corps, at the NCOs who serve as the bedrock of the service. This book provides a unique insight into the history of the culture Marine NCOs as well as important leadership lessons that readers can apply to their own lives.

MicroCMOS Design

MicroCMOS Design
Author: Bang-Sup Song
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 434
Release: 2017-12-19
ISBN 10: 1351833898
ISBN 13: 9781351833899
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

MicroCMOS Design Book Review:

MicroCMOS Design covers key analog design methodologies with an emphasis on analog systems that can be integrated into systems-on-chip (SoCs). Starting at the transistor level, this book introduces basic concepts in the design of system-level complementary metal-oxide semiconductors (CMOS). It uses practical examples to illustrate circuit construction so that readers can develop an intuitive understanding rather than just assimilate the usual conventional analytical knowledge. As SoCs become increasingly complex, analog/radio frequency (RF) system designers have to master both system- and transistor-level design aspects. They must understand abstract concepts associated with large components, such as analog-to-digital converters (ADCs) and phase-locked loops (PLLs). To help readers along, this book discusses topics including: Amplifier basics & design Operational amplifier (Opamp) Data converter basics Nyquist-rate data converters Oversampling data converters High-resolution data converters PLL basics Frequency synthesis and clock recovery Focused more on design than analysis, this reference avoids lengthy equations and instead helps readers acquire a more hands-on mastery of the subject based on the application of core design concepts. Offering the needed perspective on the various design techniques for data converter and PLL design, coverage starts with abstract concepts—including discussion of bipolar junction transistors (BJTs) and MOS transistors—and builds up to an examination of the larger systems derived from microCMOS design.

When Violence Is the Answer

When Violence Is the Answer
Author: Tim Larkin
Publsiher: Little, Brown
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2017-09-05
ISBN 10: 0316354635
ISBN 13: 9780316354639
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

When Violence Is the Answer Book Review:

In a civilized society, violence is rarely the answer. But when it is-it's the only answer. The sound of breaking glass downstairs in the middle of the night. The words, "Move and you die." The hands on your child, or the knife to your throat. In this essential book, self-protection expert and former military intelligence officer Tim Larkin changes the way we think about violence in order to save our lives. By deconstructing our assumptions about violence-its morality, its function in modern society, how it actually works-Larkin unlocks the shackles of our own taboos and arms us with what we need to know to prevent, prepare for, and survive the unthinkable event of life-or-death violence. Through a series of harrowing true-life stories, Larkin demonstrates that violence is a tool equally effective in the hands of the "bad guy" or the "good guy"; that the person who acts first, fastest and with the full force of their body is the one who survives; and that each and every one of us is capable of being that person when our lives are at stake. An indispensable resource, When Violence is the Answer will remain with you long after you've finished reading, as the bedrock of your self-protection skills and knowledge.

It Started with a Big Bang

It Started with a Big Bang
Author: Floor Bal
Publsiher: Kids Can Press Ltd
Total Pages: 34
Release: 2019-10-01
ISBN 10: 1525304038
ISBN 13: 9781525304033
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

It Started with a Big Bang Book Review:

An accessible and engaging primer on the history of the universe and life on Earth. In this delightful book, kids can follow the fascinating story of how we got from the beginning of the universe to life today on the “bright blue ball floating in space” called Earth. They’ll learn about the big bang theory, how our solar system and planet were formed, how life on Earth began in the oceans and moved to land, what happened to the dinosaurs and how humans evolved from apes to build communities all over the planet … and even travel to space! Kids will be enthralled by this out-of-this-world look at how the universe began!

Bang Chan

Bang Chan
Author: Lauriston Sharp,Lucien M. Hanks
Publsiher: Cornell University Press
Total Pages: 316
Release: 2018-02-15
ISBN 10: 1501721399
ISBN 13: 9781501721397
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bang Chan Book Review:

Bang Chan traces the changing cultural characteristics of a small Siamese village during the century and a quarter from its founding as a wilderness settlement outside Bangkok to its absorption into the urban spread of the Thai capital. Rich in ethnographic detail, the book sums up the major findings of a pioneering interdisciplinary research project that began in 1948. Changes in Bang Chan's social organization, technology, economy, governance, education, and religion are portrayed in the context of local and national developments.

Spy Secrets That Can Save Your Life

Spy Secrets That Can Save Your Life
Author: Jason Hanson
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2015-09-22
ISBN 10: 0698196767
ISBN 13: 9780698196766
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Spy Secrets That Can Save Your Life Book Review:

The New York Times bestseller that reveals the safety, security, and survival techniques that 99% of Americans don’t know—but should When Jason Hanson joined the CIA in 2003, he never imagined that the same tactics he used as a CIA officer for counter intelligence, surveillance, and protecting agency personnel would prove to be essential in every day civilian life. In addition to escaping handcuffs, picking locks, and spotting when someone is telling a lie, he can improvise a self-defense weapon, pack a perfect emergency kit, and disappear off the grid if necessary. He has also honed his “positive awareness”—a heightened sense of his surroundings that allows him to spot suspicious and potentially dangerous behavior—on the street, in a taxi, at the airport, when dining out, or in any other situation. In his engaging and empowering book Spy Secrets That Can Save Your Life, Jason shares this know-how with readers, revealing how to: • prevent home invasions, carjackings, muggings, and other violent crimes • run counter-surveillance and avoid becoming a soft target • recognize common scams at home and abroad • become a human lie detector in any setting, including business negotiations • gain peace of mind by being prepared for anything instead of uninformed or afraid With the skill of a trained operative and the relatability of a suburban dad, Jason Hanson brings his top-level training to everyday Americans in this must-have guide to staying safe in an increasingly dangerous world. From the Hardcover edition.

Into the Kill Zone

Into the Kill Zone
Author: David Klinger
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2012-06-26
ISBN 10: 1118429761
ISBN 13: 9781118429761
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Into the Kill Zone Book Review:

What's it like to have the legal sanction to shoot and kill? This compelling and often startling book answers this, and many other questions about the oft-times violent world inhabited by our nation's police officers. Written by a cop-turned university professor who interviewed scores of officers who have shot people in the course of their duties, Into the Kill Zone presents firsthand accounts of the role that deadly force plays in American police work. This brilliantly written book tells how novice officers are trained to think about and use the power they have over life and death, explains how cops live with the awesome responsibility that comes from the barrels of their guns, reports how officers often hold their fire when they clearly could have shot, presents hair-raising accounts of what it's like to be involved in shoot-outs, and details how shooting someone affects officers who pull the trigger. From academy training to post-shooting reactions, this book tells the compelling story of the role that extreme violence plays in the lives of America's cops.

Picture This

Picture This
Author: Molly Bang
Publsiher: Chronicle Books
Total Pages: 96
Release: 2000-07
ISBN 10: 9781587170300
ISBN 13: 1587170302
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Picture This Book Review:

The illustrator of a retelling of "Little Red Riding Hood" provides a step-by-step account of her work to reveal the principles of illustration and the role of shape and color in expressing ideas and emotions.

Severance

Severance
Author: Ling Ma
Publsiher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2018-08-14
ISBN 10: 0374717117
ISBN 13: 9780374717117
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Severance Book Review:

Maybe it’s the end of the world, but not for Candace Chen, a millennial, first-generation American and office drone meandering her way into adulthood in Ling Ma’s offbeat, wryly funny, apocalyptic satire, Severance. "A stunning, audacious book with a fresh take on both office politics and what the apocalypse might bring." —Michael Schaub, NPR.org “A satirical spin on the end times-- kind of like The Office meets The Leftovers.” --Estelle Tang, Elle NAMED A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR BY: NPR * The New Yorker ("Books We Loved") * Elle * Marie Claire * Amazon Editors * The Paris Review (Staff Favorites) * Refinery29 * Bustle * Buzzfeed * BookPage * Bookish * Mental Floss * Chicago Review of Books * HuffPost * Electric Literature * A.V. Club * Jezebel * Vulture * Literary Hub * Flavorwire Winner of the NYPL Young Lions Fiction Award * Winner of the Kirkus Prize for Fiction * Winner of the VCU Cabell First Novelist Award * Finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Award for Debut Novel * A New York Times Notable Book of 2018 * An Indie Next Selection Candace Chen, a millennial drone self-sequestered in a Manhattan office tower, is devoted to routine. With the recent passing of her Chinese immigrant parents, she’s had her fill of uncertainty. She’s content just to carry on: She goes to work, troubleshoots the teen-targeted Gemstone Bible, watches movies in a Greenpoint basement with her boyfriend. So Candace barely notices when a plague of biblical proportions sweeps New York. Then Shen Fever spreads. Families flee. Companies cease operations. The subways screech to a halt. Her bosses enlist her as part of a dwindling skeleton crew with a big end-date payoff. Soon entirely alone, still unfevered, she photographs the eerie, abandoned city as the anonymous blogger NY Ghost. Candace won’t be able to make it on her own forever, though. Enter a group of survivors, led by the power-hungry IT tech Bob. They’re traveling to a place called the Facility, where, Bob promises, they will have everything they need to start society anew. But Candace is carrying a secret she knows Bob will exploit. Should she escape from her rescuers? A send-up and takedown of the rituals, routines, and missed opportunities of contemporary life, Ling Ma’s Severance is a moving family story, a quirky coming-of-adulthood tale, and a hilarious, deadpan satire. Most important, it’s a heartfelt tribute to the connections that drive us to do more than survive.

The Big Bang Book

The Big Bang Book
Author: Asa Stahl
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2020-04-07
ISBN 10: 9781939547644
ISBN 13: 1939547644
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Big Bang Book Book Review:

The Big Bang presents the mystery of how the universe began in a way we can all understand. Written by an astrophysicist, the pages describe what we know--and what we don't--in a compelling, accessible way. Moving out into the farthest reaches of space, then back home on Earth again, this is a picture book Carl Sagan would love, introducing the wonder of our pale blue dot to the youngest readers.

Bang the Drum Slowly

Bang the Drum Slowly
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: U of Nebraska Press
Total Pages: 243
Release: 2003-01-01
ISBN 10: 9780803273382
ISBN 13: 080327338X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bang the Drum Slowly Book Review:

A poignant portrayal of professional ballplayers' lives on and off the field during the sport's golden years in the 1950's.

The Lion s Gate

The Lion s Gate
Author: Steven Pressfield
Publsiher: Black Irish Entertainment LLC
Total Pages: 472
Release: 2014-06-04
ISBN 10: 1936891298
ISBN 13: 9781936891290
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Lion s Gate Book Review:

"A brilliant look into the psyche of combat. Where he once took us into the Spartan line of battle at Thermopylae, Steven Pressfield now takes us into the sands of the Sinai, the alleys of Old Jerusalem, and into the hearts and souls of soldiers winning a spectacularly improbable victory against daunting odds.” —General Stanley McChrystal, U.S. Army, ret.; author of My Share of the Task June 5, 1967. The nineteen-year-old state of Israel is surrounded by enemies who want nothing less than her utter extinction. The Soviet-equipped Egyptian Army has massed a thousand tanks on the nation’s southern border. Syrian heavy guns are shelling her from the north. To the east, Jordan and Iraq are moving mechanized brigades and fighter squadrons into position to attack. Egypt’s President Nasser has declared that the Arab force’s objective is “the destruction of Israel.” The rest of the world turns a blind eye to the new nation’s desperate peril. June 10, 1967. The Arab armies have been routed, ground divisions wiped out, air forces totally destroyed. Israel’s citizen-soldiers have seized the Gaza Strip and the Sinai Peninsula from Egypt, the Golan Heights from Syria, East Jerusalem and the West Bank from Jordan. The land under Israeli control has tripled. Her charismatic defense minister, Moshe Dayan, has entered the Lion’s Gate of the Old City of Jerusalem to stand with the paratroopers who have liberated Judaism’s holiest site—the Western Wall, part of the ruins of Solomon’s temple, which has not been in Jewish hands for nineteen hundred years. It is one of the most unlikely and astonishing military victories in history. Drawing on hundreds of hours of interviews with veterans of the war—fighter and helicopter pilots, tank commanders and Recon soldiers, paratroopers, as well as women soldiers, wives, and others—bestselling author Steven Pressfield tells the story of the Six Day War as you’ve never experienced it before: in the voices of the young men and women who battled not only for their lives but for the survival of a Jewish state, and for the dreams of their ancestors. By turns inspiring, thrilling, and heartbreaking, The Lion’s Gate is both a true tale of military courage under fire and a journey into the heart of what it means to fight for one’s people.

Just 2 Seconds

Just 2 Seconds
Author: Gavin de Becker,Tom Taylor,Jeff Marquart
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2008-06
ISBN 10: 9780578733364
ISBN 13: 0578733366
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Just 2 Seconds Book Review:

Think of every assassination you've ever heard about. For most people, a few of these major ones come to mind: Caesar, Abraham Lincoln, John Kennedy, Martin Luther King, Mahatma Gandhi, Indira Gandhi, Anwar Sadat, John Lennon, Israel's Prime Minister Rabin, Pakistan's Benazir Bhutto. From start to finish, all of these attacks combined took place in less than one minute. And the hundreds of attacks studied for this book, all of them combined, took place in less than a half-hour. Those thirty minutes, surely the most influential in world history, offer important insights that can help today's protectors defeat tomorrow's attackers.This 650-Page Book Contains:An original work of new insights arising from ten years of research;The Five Essential Lessons for protectors;The Compendium - 400 pages of summarized attacks, near attacks, and incidents against at-risk persons all over the world from 1960-2007, more than 1400 entries;and the Appendices - More than 100 pages of additional material and resources.

You Say More Than You Think

You Say More Than You Think
Author: Janine Driver,Mariska van Aalst
Publsiher: Harmony
Total Pages: 229
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 0307453987
ISBN 13: 9780307453983
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

You Say More Than You Think Book Review:

A certified business coach and deception-detection expert shares science-based information on reading people, outlining a seven-day program for using body-language cues to promote personal and professional goals.