Author: Ronald Botham
Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing Rights Agency
ISBN: 1628571349
Size: 69.14 MB
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The gunboat moored below the dock wall was painted a drab grey. It was christened H.M.S Seagull. The converted First World War German gunboat, first launched in 1918, was still going strong two decades later. The novel Seagull tells the exciting story of the action this converted German gunboat now faces in World War II under the command of the British Royal Navy, which needs it to blow up oil installations and ships in the Norwegian Fjords. Seagull is purely fiction, but its timeless story is based on and dedicated to the men who served bravely in small boats during and after the war. These men fought the enemy on a daily basis and faced danger without expecting favours or special treatment. They are true heroes. Says the author, "I would also like to thank some of those men who gave me their stories who are all gone now, but will never be forgotten by their loved ones." About the Author Now retired, Ronald Botham served in the Royal Army from 1947 until early 1950, first in the Royal Army Service Corps and later in the Royal Artillery as a radio operator observer in aircraft. He was born in West Hartlepool in County Durham, England. The author currently lives in Salford in Manchester, England. Publisher's website: http: //

Norway In Transition

Author: Oyvind Osterud
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317970373
Size: 18.69 MB
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The transformation of Norway is a magnifying glass to processes of political change in European countries generally. In this book, a group of Norway`s most prominent political scientists closely analyzes the forces of change - ranging from the political apparatus, the mode of partisan mobilization, and the development of political trust to the new gender relations and the strains on the established elite consensus. This volume shows how Norway is an embodiment of the Nordic Model. Norwegian society and politics have attracted wide-spread interest for three interrelated reasons – a strikingly egalitarian and cooperative model for public-private relations, a stable and rich country on the outside of the European Union, and a notable engagement in moral policy areas globally. Now the model is in flux for domestic as well as external reasons. Rule by popular consent is in question, with a more fragile chain of governance and a slow erosion of mass parties. The model is transformed from below, through the changing democratic infrastructure, as well as from above, with privatization and market reform in the public sector. The focus is Norway, but the book is a comparative analysis of a paradigm case with relevance far beyond its own borders. This book was previously published as a special issue of the leading journal West European Politics.

Ted Buxton My Life In Football

Author: Ted Buxton
Publisher: RedDoor Publishing
ISBN: 1912317273
Size: 43.83 MB
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As a professional football coach and football scout, Edward 'Ted' Buxton is well-known in the world of professional football. He has travelled the world, scouting, assessing and negotiating for players working in the UK, USA and China. But had it not been for football, Ted's prospects would have been no better than other working class lads from South London... A tough Docklands upbringing during the Blitz, and subsequent conscription for national service, lead 18-yearold Ted away from playing football, to Malaya and the brutal realities of war. But it is here that he developed his instinct to survive: kill or be killed. After the war, knowing he'll never make the big time as a player, Ted realised his aptitude for coaching and spotting talent. From ordinary butcher boy and soldier, to Chief Scout and assistant to Terry Venables at the England squad, this inspiring book recounts life alongside many legendary football managers – Gordon Jago, Bobby Robson, Brian Clough, Sir Alex Ferguson, Sven-Göran Erikkson and Arsene Wenger. Not forgetting the numerous players – from George Best to Rodney Marsh, Alan Shearer, Paul Gasgoine, Glenn Hoddle, Ossie Ardiles, Pele, Beckenbauer, Maradona – to name but a few. The book is packed with anecdotes and encounters with the famous and infamous – from Ella Fitzgerald to the Kray Twins, and behind-the-scenes at Downing Street and Buckingham Palace.

The Greenwood Encyclopedia Of Folktales And Fairy Tales G P

Author: Donald Haase
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313334436
Size: 13.13 MB
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Provides alphabetically arranged entries on folk and fairy tales from around the world, including information on authors, subjects, themes, characters, and national traditions.

Leonard Maltin S Movie Guide

Author: Leonard Maltin
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0525536310
Size: 74.85 MB
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WITH A NEW INTRODUCTION BY THE AUTHOR Now that Netflix and Hulu can deliver thousands of movies at the touch of a button, the only question is: What should I watch? With nearly 16,000 entries and more than 13,000 DVD listings, Leonard Maltin's Movie Guide remains "head and shoulders above the rest." (The New York Times) It also includes an up-to-date list of mail-order and online sources for buying and renting DVDs and videos, official motion picture code ratings from G to NC-17, old and new theatrical and video releases rated four-stars to BOMB, exact running times, reviews of little-known sleepers, foreign films, rarities, and classics, and Leonard's list of 60 breakthrough performances. "****"—USA Today

Software And System Safety

Author: Terry L. Hardy
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1468574701
Size: 40.97 MB
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System safety is a widely accepted management and engineering approach to analyze and address risks in complex systems in order to prevent accidents. Because software and computing systems are integral to most systems, software safety has become a critical component of an overall system safety effort. Software and System Safety discusses critical elements of the discipline of system safety and shows how software and computing systems fit in the system safety process. Software-specific aspects of the system safety process are addressed to show concerns common to complex systems. The many accidents and incidents presented in this book illustrate important lessons learned and show how software-related hazards can be misidentified, software risks can be improperly assessed, hazard controls may be misapplied, and software and system testing may not effectively verify that the risk had been reduced. The lessons learned come from a variety of industries and organizations, and include the author’s personal experience. The real-world lessons provided in this book can be used to improve existing software safety and system safety efforts, and can help when planning new system safety programs.


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