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Red Fighting Blue

Author : David A. Hopkins
ISBN : 9781108127530
Genre : Political Science
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The national electoral map has split into warring regional bastions of Republican red and Democratic blue, producing a deep and enduring partisan divide in American politics. In Red Fighting Blue, David A. Hopkins places the current partisan and electoral era in historical context, explains how the increased salience of social issues since the 1980s has redefined the parties' geographic bases of support, and reveals the critical role that American political institutions play in intermediating between the behavior of citizens and the outcome of public policy-making. The widening geographic gap in voters' partisan preferences, as magnified further by winner-take-all electoral rules, has rendered most of the nation safe territory for either Democratic or Republican candidates in both presidential and congressional elections - with significant consequences for party competition, candidate strategy, and the operation of government.
Category: Political Science

Solutions Manual To Accompany Models For Life

Author : Jeffrey T. Barton
ISBN : 9781119039938
Genre : Mathematics
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A solutions manual to accompany An Introduction to Discrete Mathematical Modeling with Microsoft® Office Excel® With a focus on mathematical models based on real and current data, Models for Life: An Introduction to Discrete Mathematical Modeling with Microsoft® Office Excel® guides readers in the solution of relevant, practical problems by introducing both mathematical and Excel techniques. The book begins with a step-by-step introduction to discrete dynamical systems, which are mathematical models that describe how a quantity changes from one point in time to the next. Readers are taken through the process, language, and notation required for the construction of such models as well as their implementation in Excel. The book examines single-compartment models in contexts such as population growth, personal finance, and body weight and provides an introduction to more advanced, multi-compartment models via applications in many areas, including military combat, infectious disease epidemics, and ranking methods. Models for Life: An Introduction to Discrete Mathematical Modeling with Microsoft® Office Excel® also features: A modular organization that, after the first chapter, allows readers to explore chapters in any order Numerous practical examples and exercises that enable readers to personalize the presented models by using their own data Carefully selected real-world applications that motivate the mathematical material such as predicting blood alcohol concentration, ranking sports teams, and tracking credit card debt References throughout the book to disciplinary research on which the presented models and model parameters are based in order to provide authenticity and resources for further study Relevant Excel concepts with step-by-step guidance, including screenshots to help readers better understand the presented material Both mathematical and graphical techniques for understanding concepts such as equilibrium values, fixed points, disease endemicity, maximum sustainable yield, and a drug’s therapeutic window A companion website that includes the referenced Excel spreadsheets, select solutions to homework problems, and an instructor’s manual with solutions to all homework problems, project ideas, and a test bank
Category: Mathematics

Pokemon Red Blue And Yellow

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Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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You wanted nostalgia and now you've got it. With Red, Blue, and Yellow now available on the 3ds its time to travel back in time!
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Red Notice

Author : Bill Browder
ISBN : 9783446443198
Genre : Political Science
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Moskau nach dem Zerfall der Sowjetunion: Die Oligarchen sichern sich die Pfründe und machen ein Vermögen. Der Amerikaner Bill Browder nutzt die Gunst der Stunde und investiert in aufstrebende Unternehmen. Doch dann kommt er Putin und seiner Politik in die Quere: Er wird erpresst, verfolgt und bedroht. In einem Rechtsstaat kann man sich dagegen wehren. Aber nicht in einem Russland, wo Willkür und Tyrannei herrschen. Browders Anwalt Sergej Magnitski wird unter fadenscheinigen Vorwänden inhaftiert, gefoltert und schließlich im Gefängnis erschlagen. Aber Bill Browder gibt nicht auf. Als Menschenrechtsaktivist macht er international Druck auf Putin. Eine wahre Geschichte – packend geschrieben wie ein Thriller.
Category: Political Science

Blue Skies Red Soil

Author : David T. Mudra
ISBN : 9781609111489
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 71.22 MB
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Blue Skies Red Soil is a novel told through the eyes of a villain named Qin Shi Chong, a Chinese man whose father's wealth helps him come to America to gain a Western education. While in the United States, he is faced with extreme racial prejudice during the Korean War. Several transgressions happen to him, changing his life forever. The book covers many historical events that have never been explained over the years which are masterminded by Qin Shi Chong. While the story unfolds, the reader considers many potential futures for the United States, some of which are rather grim, to say the least. As Qin Shi Chong returns to China, he is determined to create havoc in a lifelong quest to destroy the United States. His revenge takes many avenues and clandestine plots. From creating a network to sell drugs to soldiers during the Vietnam War, to secretly training North Vietnamese soldiers in ways of killing American soldiers, Qin Shi Chong succeeds. Blue Skies Red Soil covers an 80-year span in Qin Shi Chong's life, including the explosion of the computer revolution, where he inadvertently stumbles on a weapon capable of immobilizing civilian and military technology in America.
Category: Fiction

Drachenl Ufer

Author : Khaled Hosseini
ISBN : 9783827070234
Genre : Fiction
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Drachenläufer erzählt vom Schicksal der beiden Jungen Amir und Hassan und ihrer ungücklichen Freundschaft. Eine dramatische Geschichte von Liebe und Verrat, Trennung und Wiedergutmachung vor dem Hintergrund der jüngsten Vergangenheit Afghanistans.
Category: Fiction

Red Berries White Clouds Blue Sky

Author : Sandra Dallas
ISBN : 9781627537728
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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It's 1942: Tomi Itano, 12, is a second-generation Japanese American who lives in California with her family on their strawberry farm. Although her parents came from Japan and her grandparents still live there, Tomi considers herself an American. She doesn't speak Japanese and has never been to Japan. But after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, things change. No Japs Allowed signs hang in store windows and Tomi's family is ostracized. Things get much worse. Suspected as a spy, Tomi's father is taken away. The rest of the Itano family is sent to an internment camp in Colorado. Many other Japanese American families face a similar fate. Tomi becomes bitter, wondering how her country could treat her and her family like the enemy. What does she need to do to prove she is an honorable American? Sandra Dallas shines a light on a dark period of American history in this story of a young Japanese American girl caught up in the prejudices and World War II.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Skirmish Red White And Blue

Author : Edward Daily
ISBN : 9781563110887
Genre : History
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Introduction /The GARRYOWEN /The Author /Legacy of the 7th Cavalry/ Genera George A Custer/ From the Commanders/ The Commanders/ ADVANCE TO THE REAR/ COUNTERATTACK/ CHINESE SPRING OFFENSIVE/ IRON TRIANGLE/ Campaigns/ Medal of Honor/ Charts/ Extracts/ Esprit de Corps to the GARRYOWEN/ OCCUPATION DUTY IK Chapter II JOURNEY INTO WAR/ PUSAN PERIMETER/ THE BREAKOUT/ CROSSING THE 3KTH PARALLEL/ CHINESE INTERVENTION/ Glossary/ Roster/ Acknowledgments/ Sources/
Category: History

Adara And The Red Priests

Author : Richard C. Holzgen
ISBN : 9781465327390
Genre : Fiction
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Adara is the main character of this sci-fantasy sword and sorcery adventure with plenty of attitude and action. With sword in hand, our larger than life heroine of the pre-flood world is befriended by an Atlantean king whose once glorious kingdom is beseeched by a horde of invaders from across the eastern sea from the hostile land laying waste of this last salvation of hope in the decaying world controlled by the fallen watchers, whose Red Priests would stop at nothing to get control of mans last haven against the hordes of barbarians and dragons from the east. In this epic good vs. evil Adara and her friends fight the host of ships, weapons, Red Priests, giant orcs, dragons, seabeasts and invading hordes. She puts her famous black metal, ancient arts of war, Amazonian skills to an inhuman test in this action packed trilogy about the Nephilim and their secret plan to create a race of Nephilim born giants to take all of mans possessions and their daughters and to devour man himself. In her sandled feet and black sword the Amazon princess will meet her enemies head-on in the fight of her life using all the skill the dark jungles of the third age can muster. A female warrior as big as Hercules or Achilles, is a story of a forgotten age that needs to be told. The first two tales are put together so that the reader may enjoy her tales to the fullest and leaving the reader to wait for the last tale leaving the avid sci-fiction fantasy fan wanting more.
Category: Fiction

Why The Cocks Fight

Author : Michele Wucker
ISBN : 9781466867888
Genre : History
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Like two roosters in a fighting arena, Haiti and the Dominican Republic are encircled by barriers of geography and poverty. They co-inhabit the Caribbean island of Hispaniola, but their histories are as deeply divided as their cultures: one French-speaking and black, one Spanish-speaking and mulatto. Yet, despite their antagonism, the two countries share a national symbol in the rooster--and a fundamental activity and favorite sport in the cockfight. In this book, Michele Wucker asks: "If the symbols that dominate a culture accurately express a nation's character, what kind of a country draws so heavily on images of cockfighting and roosters, birds bred to be aggressive? What does it mean when not one but two countries that are neighbors choose these symbols? Why do the cocks fight, and why do humans watch and glorify them?" Wucker studies the cockfight ritual in considerable detail, focusing as much on the customs and histories of these two nations as on their contemporary lifestyles and politics. Her well-cited and comprehensive volume also explores the relations of each nation toward the United States, which twice invaded both Haiti (in 1915 and 1994) and the Dominican Republic (in 1916 and 1965) during the twentieth century. Just as the owners of gamecocks contrive battles between their birds as a way of playing out human conflicts, Wucker argues, Haitian and Dominican leaders often stir up nationalist disputes and exaggerate their cultural and racial differences as a way of deflecting other kinds of turmoil. Thus Why the Cocks Fight highlights the factors in Caribbean history that still affect Hispaniola today, including the often contradictory policies of the U.S.
Category: History