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Winning And Losing In The Civil War

Author : Albert Castel
ISBN : 157003074X
Genre : History
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Winning and Losing in the Civil War collects fifteen of the most influential short writings by accomplished Civil War historian Albert Castel, each presented with his trademark wit, style, and analytical precision. The author expounds on some of the most provocative, arresting issues surrounding the war, including the dispute over inevitability of Northern victory and the question of Lee's greatness on and off the battlefield. Castel contemplates presidents and mules, generals and guerrillas, lovers and haters, facts and opinions, actualities and probabilities. In addition, he uses the volume as a forum for reflecting on his role as historian, identifying the primary problem facing present-day practitioners of Civil War historiography, and illumining what remains to be accomplished in this heavily tilled but ever-popular field of scholarly inquiry.
Category: History

Winning A Losing Battle

Author : Gary Kirwan
ISBN : 9781847175700
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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'Gary Kirwan is inspirational. He talks the talk and walks the walk. You'll be impressed by Gary's determination, discipline and downright doggedness in his attempt to achieve his weight-loss goal.' Ray D'Arcy In January 2011 Limerick man Gary Kirwan was morbidly obese, so heavy that no domestic scales would take his weight. In desperation, he contacted The Ray D'Arcy Show's 'Fix it Friday' slot looking for a scales that could measure his exact weight and was weighed live on air; the verdict was worse than he ever imagined - 41 stone 3 pounds. He was devastated, but decided that this was the first day of the rest of his life … This is the story of Gary's dramatic journey from the beginnings of his obesity problem in childhood and the isolation and depression when he was at his heaviest, to taking control and becoming a new person. Today, he's outgoing, happy and loves life; he has even completed marathons and triathlons. Gary's transformation has gripped the nation, and he's determined to help other overweight people take control and find a whole new happy healthy life. Read Gary's weight-loss diary: his ups and downs, the determination to succeed, and the family and friends who, once he decided to make a change, supported him all the way. Get tips and expert advice from Gary's trainer and nutritionist to and learn how to lose weight and feel great …
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Winning And Losing On The Western Front

Author : Jonathan Boff
ISBN : 9781139536868
Genre : History
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The 'Hundred Days' campaign of 1918 remains a neglected aspect of the First World War. Why was the German army defeated on the Western Front? Did its morale collapse or was it beaten by the improved military effectiveness of a British army which had climbed a painful 'learning curve' towards modern combined arms warfare? This revealing insight into the crucial final months of the First World War uses state-of-the-art methodology to present a rounded case study of the ability of both armies to adapt to the changing realities they faced. Jonathan Boff draws on both British and German archival sources, some of them previously unseen, to examine how representative armies fought during the 'Hundred Days' campaign. Assessing how far the application of modern warfare underpinned the British army's part in the Allied victory, the book highlights the complexity of modern warfare and the role of organisational behaviour within it.
Category: History

Winning And Losing

Author : T.C. Jupp
ISBN : 0435271806
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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"I felt very unhappy. I was afraid to go home. 'What will my grandmother say?' I asked myself. 'What will she think? I will be sent away from school - expelled!'
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Other War

Author : Ronald E. Neumann
ISBN : 9781597975896
Genre : History
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What went wrong and what went right in Afghanistan.
Category: History

Win Or Lose

Author : Alex Morgan
ISBN : 9781442485808
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
File Size : 40.43 MB
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"Devin's team thinks she is taking too much credit for their winning streak and she must keep the team together"--
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Winning And Losing

Author : Doris Schmied
ISBN : 0754641015
Genre : Science
File Size : 51.11 MB
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Instigated by technological and political change, Europe's rural areas have undergone profound and all-pervasive restructuring processes. Bringing together a range of comparative case studies from France, Finland, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Spain, Sweden, Portugal, the UK and other countries, this book provides a comprehensive and balanced picture of rural change over the past five decades.
Category: Science

A Discourse On Winning And Losing

Author : John Boyd
ISBN : LCCN:2017039845
Genre : Command of troops
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Boyd's initial focus was a 193 slide summation of military history in the "Patterns of Conflict" brief and his effort soon expanded dramatically. His insights led him to introduce the theory of maneuver warfare as critical to military success in general, as it had been for successful air-to-air tactics where his intellectual journey began. His study and thought led him to produce a series of other briefings. They included a 37 slide briefing entitled "An Organic Design for Command and Control," a 58-slide briefing entitled "The Strategic Game of ? and ?," a 27-slide briefing entitled "The Conceptual Spiral," and one of the few essays he ever wrote called "Destruction and Creation." The larger "Discourse" ends with his summation entitled "Revelation." To this is added a four slide brief on "The Essence of Winning and Losing" produced on 28 June 1995. It is an effort to compress all that he had learned into a simple, yet elegant and comprehensive, conclusion embedded in his concept of O-O-D-A Loops, what they mean and why they are important.--Provided by publisher.
Category: Command of troops

Winning By Losing

Author : Jillian Michaels
ISBN : 9780061886232
Genre : Health & Fitness
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Drop the weight and change your life with Jillian Michaels’ Winning by Losing. The fitness expert on the smash hit NBC TV show “The Biggest Loser” and “Losing It,” Jillian offers her unique, comprehensive, no-nonsense health and fitness program that can help anyone lose unwanted pounds and keep them off. Losing never felt so good!
Category: Health & Fitness