Boyd

Boyd

Boyd

The acclaimed author of Brute recounts the life of the veteran U.S. Air Force pilot and innovative military strategist in this biography. John Boyd was arguably the greatest fighter pilot in American history. From the proving ground of the Korean War, he went on to win renown as the instructor who defeated—in less than forty seconds—every pilot who challenged him. But what made Boyd a man for the ages was what happened after he left the cockpit. A fighter on the ground as well as in the air, Boyd was relentless, brilliant, stubborn, and virtually always right. He managed to transform almost single-handedly the way military aircraft, particularly the F-15 and F-16, were designed. He then dedicated many lonely years to a radical theory of conflict that at the time was mostly ignored but now informs military activity around the globe and is acclaimed as the most influential thinking about conflict since Sun Tzu’s The Art of War. Praise for Boyd “Boyd could not be more welcome. . . . It should be required reading for every American citizen.” —Washington Post Book World “This engrossing biography should definitely be on the bedside table of all our current military leadership.” —Andrew Cockburn, Los Angeles Times Book Review “A stunning biography . . . Coram traces how Boyd’s ideas percolated into key centers of civilian and military decision making and led to a swift and decisive victory in Operation Desert Storm, and how his maneuverist doctrine foretold the type of terrorist tactics used on September 11.” —Martin Edwin Andersen, Insight

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Robert Coram
Publisher : Hachette+ORM
Release : 2002-11-21
Total Pages : 320 Pages
ISBN : 9780759527775


Edwin Alonzo Boyd

Edwin Alonzo Boyd

A Second World War veteran and the son of a policmen, Edwin Alonzo Boyd seemed an unlikely condidate for the role of master criminal. But before his career as a bandit was ended in 1952, the glamorously handsome Boyd cut a swath through 11 Toronto-area banks, stealing thousands of dollars and igniting two manhunts of unprecedented scope. When he and his confederates escaped not once but twice from Toronto's Don Jail, the Boyd Gang created headlines across North America and became an enduring Canadian legend. Eventually recaptured and sentenced to life imprisonment, Edwin Alonzo Boyd was paroled in 1966. Since then he has lived under as assumed identity, but he willingly shared his memories with best selling author Brian Vallee, resulting in this gripping account of Boyd's dubious career. Numerous others--including Boyd's former wife and various police officers involved with the Boyd Gang--also spoke candidly to the author. Edwin Alonzo Boyd: The Story of the Notorious Boyd Gang sheds light on a unique fragment of our history, rich with details of Depression-era and postwar Canada and alive with the insights and memories of those who lived this true-life cops-and-robbers drama.

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Genre : True Crime
Author : Brian Vallee
Publisher : Doubleday Canada
Release : 2011-12-14
Total Pages : 384 Pages
ISBN : 9780385674393


Convex Optimization

Convex Optimization

A comprehensive introduction to the tools, techniques and applications of convex optimization.

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Genre : Business & Economics
Author : Stephen Boyd
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2004-03-08
Total Pages : 716 Pages
ISBN : 0521833787


Trio

Trio

From the award-winning, best-selling author comes a rollicking novel with a dark undertow, set around three unforgettable individuals and a doomed movie set. A producer. A novelist. An actress. It's summer 1968--a time of war and assassinations, protests and riots. While the world is reeling, our trio is involved in making a disaster-plagued, Swingin' Sixties British movie in sunny Brighton. All are leading secret lives. As the movie shoot zigs and zags, these layers of secrets become increasingly more untenable. Pressures build inexorably. The FBI and CIA get involved. Someone is going to crack--or maybe they all will. From one of Britain's best loved writers comes an exhilarating, tender novel--by turns hilarious and heartbreaking--that asks the vital questions: What makes life worth living? And what do you do if you find it isn't?

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Genre : Fiction
Author : William Boyd
Publisher : Knopf
Release : 2021-01-19
Total Pages : 336 Pages
ISBN : 9780593318249


The Jesus Legend

The Jesus Legend

Confronts the "legendary Jesus" case, showing how the Synoptic Gospels are the most historically probable representation of the actual Jesus of history.

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Genre : Religion
Author : Paul Rhodes Eddy
Publisher : Baker Academic
Release : 2007-08-01
Total Pages : 479 Pages
ISBN : 9780801031144


Introduction To Applied Linear Algebra

Introduction To Applied Linear Algebra

A groundbreaking introduction to vectors, matrices, and least squares for engineering applications, offering a wealth of practical examples.

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Genre : Business & Economics
Author : Stephen Boyd
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2018-06-07
Total Pages : 500 Pages
ISBN : 9781316518960


Edwin Alonzo Boyd

Edwin Alonzo Boyd

Edwin Boyd woke up, rolled out of bed, and got ready to rob his first bank. He began his preparations by disguising himself. He shoved wads of cotton into his cheeks and nostrils, smeared black mascara on his eyebrows, and rubbed rouge on his cheeks. This book will be especially fascinating for all readers interested in: history, biography, true crime. Toronto's dashing "Gentleman Bank Robber" was a charismatic felon who masterminded a series of daring robberies with his legendary gang. The most famous bank robber Canada has ever produced was responsible for a three-year crime spree which caught the public's imagination and made him an instant celebrity.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Nate Hendley
Publisher : James Lorimer & Company
Release : 2003-08-26
Total Pages : 120 Pages
ISBN : 9781551539683


Alvin Boyd Kuhn S Collection

Alvin Boyd Kuhn S Collection

Alvin Boyd Kuhn's Collection Includes: MAN'S TWO BIRTHS: ZODICAL SYMBOLISM IN THE GOSPEL OF LUKE THE LOST MEANING OF DEATH THE GREAT MYTH of the SUN-GODS MARY MAGDALENE and Her Seven Devils PLATONIC PHILOSOPHY IN THE BIBLE PRAYER AND HEALING THE RED SEA IS YOUR BLOOD THE ROOT OF ALL RELIGION SPIRITUAL SYMBOLISM of the SUN AND MOON THE STABLE AND THE MANGER THROUGH SCIENCE TO RELIGION THE TREE OF KNOWLEDGE

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Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
Author : Alvin Boyd Kuhn
Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release : 2011-05-13
Total Pages : 246 Pages
ISBN : 1461182670


Restless

Restless

Sally Gilmartin can’t escape her past. Living in the idyllic English countryside in 1976, Sally is haunted by her experiences during the Second World War. She also suspects someone is trying to kill her. With mounting fear, Sally confides with her daughter Ruth; a woman struggling with her own past. Sally drops a bombshell. She is actually Eva Delectorskaya, a Russian émigré recruited as a spy by the British prior to the Second World War. For the past thirty years, Eva has led a second life hiding from the ghosts of her past. Eva reveals her secret to her daughter through a series of written chapters for a planned book. As Ruth delves into her mother’s writing, she learns the shocking truth. Eva was recruited in Paris prior to the Second World War, following the death of her brother Kolia; also a British spy. Taught by an enigmatic spymaster named Lucas Romer, Eva learned the art of espionage and was made part of a unit specializing in media manipulation. Above all, she was taught ‘Rule Number One’ of spying: trust no one — a rule broken when she and Romer began a dangerous love affair. The affair had tragic consequences. In 1941, Eva and Romer were assigned to the United States. They were given the task of manipulating the American media into motivating the public to support entry into the war on the Allied side. While in New York, Eva’s affair with Romer set in motion events that culminated in her betrayal and her flight from the British Secret Services. She found eventual refuge in a new life as Sally Gilmartin. Thirty years later, Eva’s identity unravels with her confession to her daughter. Ruth struggles with the truth, and her own recent past fills her with self-doubt and insecurity. A failed relationship in Germany resulted in a son and an eventual return to England. Her mother’s confession leads Ruth to the realization that her mother is entangling her in one final mission — a showdown with Eva’s past betrayer. Restless twists and turns through the double life of one remarkable woman. Through Eva’s life, William Boyd asks the intriguing question — How well do we truly know someone?

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Genre : Fiction
Author : William Boyd
Publisher : Vintage Canada
Release : 2010-01-08
Total Pages : 336 Pages
ISBN : 9780307375346


White Bicycles

White Bicycles

When Muddy Waters came to London at the start of the '60s, a kid from Boston called Joe Boyd was his tour manager; when Dylan went electric at the Newport Festival, Joe Boyd was plugging in his guitar; when the summer of love got going, Joe Boyd was running the coolest club in London, the UFO; when a bunch of club regulars called Pink Floyd recorded their first single, Joe Boyd was the producer; when a young songwriter named Nick Drake wanted to give his demo tape to someone, he chose Joe Boyd. More than any previous '60s music autobiography, Joe Boyd's White Bicycles offers the real story of what it was like to be there at the time. His greatest coup is bringing to life the famously elusive figure of Nick Drake - the first time he's been written about by anyone who knew him well. As well as the '60s heavy-hitters, this book also offers wonderfully vivid portraits of a whole host of other musicians: everyone from the great jazzman Coleman Hawkins to the folk diva Sandy Denny, Lonnie Johnson to Eric Clapton, The Incredible String Band to Fairport Convention.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Joe Boyd
Publisher : Profile Books
Release : 2010-07-09
Total Pages : 255 Pages
ISBN : 9781847652164