The Mask of Command by John Keegan

By John Keegan

John Keegan asks us to contemplate questions which are seldom requested: What makes an outstanding army chief? Why is it that males, certainly occasionally complete international locations, persist with a unmarried chief, usually to victory, yet with equivalent commitment additionally to defeat? Dozens of names come to mind...Napoleon, Lee, Charlemagne, Hannibal, Castro, Hussein. From a big selection, Keegan chooses 4 commanders who profoundly prompted the process background: Alexander the good, the Duke of Wellington, Ulysses S. provide and Adolph Hitler. All strong leaders, every one forged in a special mildew, each one with varied effects.

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Foreign Direct Investment in Russia: A Strategy for by P. Fischer

By P. Fischer

Russia's post-reform difficulty may be alleviated. the rustic has the marketplace, the ample usual assets and the human talents that overseas traders search. What it wishes is regulations that increase FDI inflows. Policy-makers can examine from the opposite huge rising markets like China, India, and Mexico, the place FDI has revitalized the economy.

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Brazilian Expeditionary Force in World War II by Cesar Campiani Maximiano

By Cesar Campiani Maximiano

Within the English-speaking global, it truly is ordinarily unknown volunteer Brazilian Expeditionary strength (FEB) fought along the united states military in Italy from mid-1944 till the tip of global battle II (1939-1945). This used to be in impact a mild infantry department, together with 3 infantry regiments augmented with artillery and light-weight armour. It was once supported by means of a Brazilian Air strength contingent of a mild reconnaissance squadron in addition to a P-47 Thunderbolt-equipped fighter squadron. even though all guns, uniform, equipment and kit have been both American-supplied or American types, there have been designated Brazilian diversifications to uniforms and different key items of apparatus. this can be a heavily researched quantity on a little-studied subject material whole with a number formerly unpublished images and in particular commissioned paintings plates.

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Asia looks seaward: power and maritime strategy by Toshi Yoshihara, James R. Holmes

By Toshi Yoshihara, James R. Holmes

Asia is headed towards an doubtful and probably unstable destiny within the maritime area. the 2 emerging Asian powers, China and India, established as they're on seaborne trade for his or her financial healthiness, have basically set their eyes at the excessive seas. Yoshihara and Holmes provide a stark caution that many strategists in Beijing and New Delhi seem spellbound via the extra militant visions of sea energy. certainly, either powers look poised to improve the potential to regulate the ocean lanes wherein the majority in their trade flows. in the event that they input the nautical surroundings with this kind of martial frame of mind, Asia may possibly rather well fall sufferer to nearby rivalries that provide upward push to a vicious cycle of competition.Yoshihara and Holmes give you the first exam of the simultaneous upward push of 2 naval powers and the aptitude influence that such an oceanic reconfiguration of energy in Asia can have on long term neighborhood balance. Their examine analyzes the maritime pursuits and methods of the littoral states in Asia as they arrange for the predicted reordering of nautical affairs. This long-overdue review revisits underlying assumptions that experience prevailed between strategy-makers and offers a concrete coverage framework for lowering the chance of disagreement in Asian waters.

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Ancient China and Post Modern War (Cass Military Studies) by Thomas Kane

By Thomas Kane

Sun Tzu and different classical chinese language strategic thinkers wrote in an period of social, monetary and army revolution, and was hoping to spot enduring ideas of battle and statecraft. The twenty-first century is a time of equally innovative switch, and this makes their principles of specific relevance for today’s strategic surroundings. putting those theories in old context, Dr Kane explores historical chinese language reactions to such concerns as advances in army expertise and insurgency and terrorism, delivering fascinating comparisons among smooth and historical.

The ebook explains the best way fashionable chinese language thinkers - akin to solar Tzu, Han Fei Tzu and Lao Tzu - handled serious strategic questions. It additionally compares their principles to these of thinkers from different instances and civilizations (e.g. Clausewitz) to light up fairly details. In concluding, the e-book addresses the query of ways historical chinese language principles could tell modern strategic debates.

Ancient China on Postmodern War should be of a lot curiosity to scholars of strategic stories, chinese language philosophy and armed forces history.

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Time Management (The Brian Tracy Success Library) by Brian Tracy

By Brian Tracy

Greater than the other perform on your profession, your skill to control time will ensure your good fortune or failure. It's an easy equation. the higher you employ some time, the extra you are going to accomplish, and the higher your rewards may be. This pocket-sized advisor finds 21 confirmed time administration ideas you should use instantly to realize or extra effective hours on a daily basis. that includes the recommendations that enterprise specialist Brian Tracy has pointed out because the most excellent and that he himself employs, this convenient quantity unearths how one can: - deal with unending interruptions, conferences, emails, and get in touch with calls - determine your key consequence parts - Allocate adequate time for high precedence obligations - Batch related projects to maintain concentration and utilize each one minute - triumph over procrastination - be sure what to delegate and what to put off - make the most of software review and overview ideas to paintings again ward from the future...and be sure your most vital objectives are met - And extra choked with Brian Tracy's trademark knowledge, this ebook might help you get extra performed, in much less time...and with less rigidity.

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Campaign Strategy in Direct Democracy by Laurent Bernhard

By Laurent Bernhard

In the 1st learn of comparative direct-democracy, Laurent Bernhard explores the character of direct-democratic campaigning in Switzerland. the writer examines 4 coverage components: immigration, healthcare, welfare and fiscal liberalism focussing on interviews with crusade managers to supply a finished research of direct-democratic campaigning.

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Survival, Evasion and Recovery by Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Army

By Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Army

Easy methods to live to tell the tale, stay away from & get well. This ebook offers a lot aspect to concealment, circulate, what to devour and the way to check for toxic meals. a truly useful gizmo to anyone wishes the information of survival and the way to deal with tough events. Very specified representation on compasses, hearth construction, safeguard and primary reduction.

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