Download e-book for iPad: Honorable Treachery: A History of U. S. Intelligence, by G.J.A. O'Toole

By G.J.A. O'Toole

International coverage in peacetime and command choice in struggle have constantly been pushed via intelligence, and but this topic has usually been ignored in regular histories. Honorable Treachery fills in those info, dramatically recounting each very important intelligence operation due to the fact that our nation’s start. those comprise how in 1795 President Washington fastened a covert operation to ransom American hostages within the heart East; how in 1897, Kaiser Wilhelm II’s plans for an invasion of the us have been scuppered by means of the director of the U.S. place of work of Naval Intelligence; and the way President Woodrow Wilson created a mystery corporation referred to as the Inquiry to bring together intelligence for the peace negotiations on the finish of global battle I. Honorable Treachery places America’s use of covert intelligence right into a broader old context, and is bound to entice someone drawn to American historical past and the key workings of our kingdom.

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Download e-book for iPad: Data-Driven Services with Silverlight 2 by John Papa

By John Papa

ISBN-10: 0596523092

ISBN-13: 9780596523091

This entire e-book teaches you ways to construct data-rich company functions with Silverlight 2 that draw on a number of resources of information. filled with reusable examples, Data-Driven prone with Silverlight 2 covers all the facts entry and internet carrier instruments you would like, together with info binding, the LINQ facts querying part, RESTful and cleaning soap net provider aid, cross-domain internet carrier calls, and Microsofts new ADO.NET facts prone and the ADO.NET Entity Framework.With this publication, you will:Know whilst and the way to exploit LINQ to JSON, LINQ to XML, and LINQ to ObjectsLearn how Silverlight 2 purposes bind, cross, learn, store, question, and current dataDiscover how your software can name internet prone to paintings with cleaning soap, relaxation, RSS, AtomPub, POX and JSONDesign leisure, ASMX, and WCF net prone that converse with Silverlight 2Harness RESTful net prone reminiscent of Digg, Amazon, and TwitterRetrieve and store info utilizing the recent Entity Framework and WCFWork with RESTful ADO.NET facts providers and its Silverlight customer library to maneuver facts among your Silverlight software and a databaseData-Driven providers with Silverlight 2 bargains many suggestions and tips for construction data-rich enterprise functions, and covers the eventualities youre probably to come across. whole examples in C# and VB could be downloaded from the books better half site.

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Download e-book for iPad: Beyond Selling Value: A Proven Process to Avoid the Vendor by Mark Shonka

By Mark Shonka

ISBN-10: 0793154707

ISBN-13: 9780793154708

Today’s revenues execs are hungrier than ever for brand new principles to assist them steer clear of the scary ''vendor'' label.

Yesterday’s revenues expert depended on evaluating product beneficial properties and merits, low costs, and competitive closings. at the present time, a brand new vernacular is rising to explain revenues good fortune.

Selling worth. promoting as a approach. Being greater than a seller. expanding margins. Making expense beside the point. successful executive-level credibility. developing aggressive immunity. those are the watchwords riding the twenty first century revenues specialist. the place demanding situations abound, notwithstanding, real recommendations stay scarce.

Breaking out of the ''vendor trap'' calls for not anything in need of a wholesale rethinking of what it capacity to promote worth. Salespeople needs to reevaluate the categories of possibilities they pursue, how they plan money owed, what they know about their shoppers, and the extent of purchaser they’re prepared to promote to. this sort of innovative swap in method of the character of revenues additionally calls for a brand new strategic step by step plan for progressing in the course of the revenues cycle. that's exactly the approach defined in past promoting worth.

Featuring luck tales culled from dozens of real-life promoting demanding situations, past promoting worth takes the reader out of the realm of dry, textbook promoting and onto the company entrance traces. utilizing those battle-tested concepts as a advisor, past promoting price walks readers via each degree of the revenues procedure, from focusing on the precise buyers via offering a strategic enterprise strategy to the administrative- point determination maker-that one elusive individual within the client association who's actually located to shop for price.

Along the way in which, readers examine the best how to:

• assemble serious intelligence in regards to the customer’s enterprise.

• Outmaneuver the gatekeepers who attempt to block the trail to the pinnacle.

• achieve entry to senior-level executives to carry high-impact company displays.

• determine long term company relationships the place you're employed heavily with determination makers.

For the gang captivated through strategic promoting and enamored with spin promoting, the subsequent new release in promoting has arrived. past promoting price supplies simply what today’s revenues pros need-a confirmed solution to cease getting beat up on fee and begin changing into a severe participant of their customers’ destiny good fortune.

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Missions of San Diego (Images of America) - download pdf or read online

By Robert A. Bellezza

ISBN-10: 0738596833

ISBN-13: 9780738596839

California's first payment started on a path referred to as El Camino genuine, or "The Royal Road," that was once traveled via missionary pathfinders, squaddies, and conquistadors on a dramatic trip right into a mysterious land. Monterey was once came across in 1603, resulting in the hunt. Explorers Don Gaspar de Portolá and Juan Bautista de Anza, besides formidable Franciscan missionaries, based 21 huge Spanish missions and several other asistencias and chapels for local neophytes, tourists, and viewers to Alta California. Following the preliminary touchdown in 1769 at San Diego's seaport, Fr. Junípero Serra based challenge San Diego de Alcalá, California's first landmark, on the unique presidio website. The undertaking stands this present day precisely the place it used to be moved, rebuilt, and accomplished in 1813. The local populations of California witnessed years of switch from a sleepy province to the prestige folks statehood. The Spanish missions solid the robust underpinnings of the Golden State's earliest settlements eighty years ahead of the world's greatest migration to California, the 1849 Gold Rush.

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The Guru's Guide to SQL Server Architecture and Internals - download pdf or read online

By Ken Henderson

ISBN-10: 0201700476

ISBN-13: 9780201700473

The accompanying CD-ROM is filled with extra fabric, together with complete resource code for the book's 900+ examples, in addition to 3 worthwhile instruments: DTSDIAG, the VBODSOLE Library, and DTS package deal Guru. DTSDIAG permits builders and directors to at the same time gather Profiler lines, practice logs, blocking off script output, process occasion logs, and SQLDIAG studies from a certain SQL Server. The VBODSOLE Library gains greater than twenty new COM-based features for Transact-SQL, together with T-SQL improvements corresponding to array-manipulation workouts, monetary features, string-manipulation capabilities, and procedure capabilities. DTS package deal Guru is a .NET-based package deal editor for SQL Server's info Transformation prone that enables modifying of any modifiable package deal and helps the automation of mass package deal adjustments.

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Download PDF by James Ker-Lindsay: An Island in Europe: The EU and the Transformation of Cyprus

By James Ker-Lindsay

ISBN-10: 1848856784

ISBN-13: 9781848856783

The celebrations which marked the accession of the Republic of Cyprus to the ecu Union on May 1, 2004 signaled the top of a fourteen yr technique because the island had first utilized to join -- and the tip of six complete years of complex and extreme negotiations. Upon becoming a member of the ecu, Cyprus was once greatly considered as the main complex of the 10 acceding states. but this didn't hinder the stipulations of accession and its aftermath from bringing common and complete adjustments to the interior social, financial, and political state of affairs of Cyprus, in addition to to its exterior relatives.
An Island in Europe lines those advancements, analyzing the method of accession and its wide-reaching repercussions. It deals an authoritative and accomplished account of a severe section in Cypriot heritage, from more than a few specialists within the fields of politics, academia and clash answer. The authors clarify the industrial, political, and criminal ramifications of european club and discover how Cyprus has endeavored -- occasionally effectively, at different occasions much less so -- to conform to those calls for. This e-book is a crucial contribution to an knowing of up to date Cyprus. it will likely be an important source for an individual concerned with the politics or heritage of the island or trying to comprehend Cyprus as a case learn for clash resolution.

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Download e-book for kindle: The BRICs Superpower Challenge: Foreign and Security Policy by Kwang Ho Chun

By Kwang Ho Chun

ISBN-10: 1409468690

ISBN-13: 9781409468691

In an inventive and engaging means, Kwang Ho Chun seeks to trap the dynamics of the altering foreign procedure and the clients for a metamorphosis within the overseas distribution of energy. the concept new superpowers may perhaps upward thrust and that a number of the BRICs (Brazil, Russia, India and China) should be such superpowers, is especially exciting and the most thought explored during this learn. in response to neo-realist methods, this publication argues that during a unipolar international opponents will upward push to problem the worldwide hegemon. because the strength profiles of the BRICs upward thrust and so they achieve better keep an eye on of geo-global politics, they're more likely to reach major neighborhood dominance between different nearby powers even though their underdeveloped culture of not easy energy and inner demanding situations may perhaps hinder them from gaining superpower prestige. This ebook captures the dynamics of the altering overseas procedure and the customers for a transformation within the foreign distribution of energy.

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The Great Depression (Economics - Taking the Mystery out of by Brian Duignan, Britannica Educational Publishing PDF

By Brian Duignan, Britannica Educational Publishing

ISBN-10: 1615308970

ISBN-13: 9781615308972

Age variety: thirteen - 17 Years


When the USA suffered throughout the nice Recession of 2007–09, the downturn was once often known as the worst because the nice melancholy. certainly, at 18 months, the good Recession was once the longest recession the U.S. had skilled because the Nineteen Thirties. nonetheless, even that contemporary adventure can't provide buyers a lot of a consider for what the United States went via from 1929 to 1939, whilst the good melancholy held the kingdom (and a lot of the area) in its grip.

Spanning recessions totalling a mixed fifty six months, the nice melancholy used to be no longer easily a brief monetary setback yet a interval of serious worry that profoundly affected either wealthy and negative. It replaced the process global politics and left an enduring mark on U.S. executive associations and American pop culture. within the new release that witnessed it the good melancholy instilled a profound warning approximately funds, an ethos that was once in stark distinction to the excesses that later resulted in the worldwide monetary hindrance, which considerably worsened the good Recession in 2008–09.

This booklet is designed to offer readers a view of the nice melancholy, no longer only from an financial point of view but in addition with appreciate to its own, political, and cultural results. This ebook also will supply readers a feeling of the various forces that effect monetary progress. A dialogue of monetary cycles is an invaluable place to begin for this exam of the good melancholy since it is helping positioned the occasions of the time in point of view.

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