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Author : Mark Greaney
Publisher : Berkley
Release : 2016
Page : 528
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0425282791
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From the #1 New York Times bestselling co-author of Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan novels, comes an all-new explosive thriller featuring the lethal assassin known as the Gray Man… Court Gentry was the CIA’s best agent. Until the day the Agency turned against him and put out a kill on sight order. That’s when the enigmatic international assassin called the Gray Man was born—and Court has been working for himself ever since Now, Court is back in Washington looking for answers. He’s determined to find out what happened all those years ago that made the Agency turn against him. On his list to interrogate are his former partners and the men who sent him on his last mission. What he doesn’t realize is that the questions that arose from that mission are still reverberating in the U.S. intelligence community, and he’s stumbled onto a secret that powerful people want kept under wraps. And now, they have Court in their crosshairs. Court Gentry is used to having people on his trail, but this time, it’s on U.S. soil—the last place he wants to be. Now, he’ll have to find the answers to his fate while evading capture…and avoiding death


Author : William N. Lee
Robert Similey
Publisher :
Release : 1974
Page : 71
Category :
ISBN 13 :
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Results are presented from an analytical study to develop means of reducing the back-blast pressures produced on the tail boom of an AH-1G helicopter by the firing of a 105-mm wing-mounted recoilless rifle. Computer codes were developed for predicting the back-blast fields and are partially substantiated by comparisons of calculated pressures with results from recent Picatinny firing tests. The desirability of reducing back-blast pressures through use of a multiple nozzle and by varying the firing chamber pressure profile is explored. It is found that the blast-field pressures can be reduced significantly by decreasing the average chamber pressure during the first 4 milliseconds after diaphragm burst. (Author).


Author : Nancy Ohlin
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2016-10-04
Page : 112
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN 13 : 1499805004
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Blast back to discover what life was like on the Titanic! You may have heard of the movie Titanic, but what was life on the actual Titanic really like? This engaging nonfiction book, complete with black and white interior illustrations, will make readers feel like they've traveled back in time. It covers everything from how the ship was built to what the passengers did for fun, and more. Find out interesting, little-known facts such as how the anchor was so heavy that they needed to use twenty horses to lift it and how the ship's musicians continued to play as the ship sank. The unique details, along with the clever illustrations, make this series stand out from the competition.


Author : Nancy Ohlin
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2017-06-13
Page : 112
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN 13 : 1499805039
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Get ready to blast back to the past and learn all about the Space Race! When people think about the Space Race, things like astronauts and the Soviet Union may come to mind. But why was there a race, and who won anyway? This engaging nonfiction book, complete with black and white interior illustrations, will make readers feel like they've traveled back in time. It covers everything from the Cold War to the moon landing, and more. Find out interesting, little-known facts such as how the moon has an unpleasant odor and how a prototype of the ballpoint pen was invented by NASA for astronauts to use in zero-gravity conditions! The unique details along with the clever and humorous interior illustrations make this series stand out from the competition.


Author : Jeff Abbott
Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
Release : 2016-01-05
Page : 480
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1455558400
Description :


Sam Capra is on a one-man mission to find his brother . . . And to stop a war. Two brothers. One dead, executed by extremists on a grainy video. The other forged into a top undercover agent. But now, Sam Capra has reason to believe that his brother, Danny, may be alive. And if Danny has been living a secret life these past years, where has he been--and what has he become? Sam's desperate search for his brother leads him into a modern heart of darkness: the Russian elite inner circle, a group of ruthless ex-KGB billionaires who owe fealty to Russia's corrupt president, Morozov. One of these men wants Morozov dead. And Danny will be the one to kill him--on American soil. To save his brother--and to save the world from certain war--Sam, along with his mysterious partner, Mila, must stop Danny from killing Morozov. The mission will take Sam from the slums of Pakistan to the hipster galleries of Brooklyn to the Caribbean playgrounds of the superrich. And as Sam untangles the secret past locked in his brother's heart, he may be forced to make a choice between his brother--and the greater good . . .


Author : A. T. Sutor
ROCKWELL INTERNATIONAL CORP CANOGA PARK CALIF ROCKETDYNE DIV.
Publisher :
Release : 1974
Page : 124
Category :
ISBN 13 :
Description :


Based on a series of water table tests, various configurations of recoilless rifle back blast suppressor models were designed and fabricated for shock tube experiments. Various lengths of suppressor were tested with enclosed cavities for damping the blast wave. Because the blast wave suppression was less then desired, a new series of mufflers, using commercial washers, was tested. Attenuations of 62 to 74 per cent were measured in the regions of peak blast wave pressure. A design concept based on the best suppressor design tested was incorporated into a layout drawing. This suppressor design consisted of a multinozzle plate and adapter which attaches to the Army 105 mm recoilless rifle. A recommended test procedure for the 105 mm recolless rifle at Picatinny Arsenal included a series of tests at increasing chamber pressure. (Modified author abstract).


Author : H. J. Sneck
Watervliet Arsenal (N.Y.)
Publisher :
Release : 1974
Page : 88
Category :
ISBN 13 :
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A simple method is proposed whereby the time-dependent initial phase of the internal ballistics of recoilless rifle is coupled to a quasi-acoustic, free-field wave propagation theory to predict the behavior of the back-blast radiated from a recoilless rifle nozzle. (Author).


Author : Mark Greaney
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2017-02-14
Page : 512
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0698406850
Description :


THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! Mark Greaney, the #1 New York Times bestselling coauthor of Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan novels, delivers another breakneck thriller following the world’s deadliest assassin—the Gray Man… After five years on the run Court Gentry is back on the inside at the CIA. But his first mission makes him wish he had stayed on the outs when a pair of Chinese agents try to take him down in Hong Kong. Normally the Chinese prefer to stay eyes-only on foreign agents. So why are they on such high alert? Court’s high stakes hunt for answers takes him across Southeast Asia and leads to his old friend, Donald Fitzroy, who is being held hostage by the Chinese. Fitzroy was contracted to find Fan Jiang, a former member of an ultra-secret computer warfare unit responsible for testing China’s own security systems. And it seems Fan may have been too good at his job—because China wants him dead. The first two kill teams Fitzroy sent to find Fan have disappeared and the Chinese have decided to “supervise” the next operation. What they don't know is that Gentry’s mission is to find Fan first and get whatever intel he has to the US. After that, all he has to do is get out alive...


Author : Adam Marr
Andrew Marr
Publisher : Morgan James Publishing
Release : 2017-08-01
Page : 169
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 13 : 168350495X
Description :


A veteran tells his story of suffering from traumatic brain injury—and finally finding relief. Former Green Beret Andrew Marr served multiple tours of duty in Afghanistan—incurring dozens of traumatic brain injuries. It just about destroyed him and his family, and almost cost him his life. After the military medical establishment repeatedly failed him, Marr called upon the initiative and determination that had served him as a warrior—and eventually triumphed with the help of an innovative doctor. As thousands of veterans, athletes, accident victims, and other TBI sufferers wallow in the wake of inadequate treatment—and in many tragic cases, turn to suicide—this book offers new hope and explains the science behind this very specific kind of healing, and why conventional protocols fail. “Takes us from the battlefields of Afghanistan to Andrew’s unrelenting battle to be whole again . . . a raw reminder that even in a brain injured state, the mind can clearly triumph.” —Joe Rogan


Author :
Publisher :
Release : 1974
Page : 130
Category :
ISBN 13 :
Description :


A concept for attenuating the back blast field of a recoilless rifle by the ejection of liquid or solid particles was investigated with respect to feasibility. The concept involves attaching a cylinder partially filled with liquid or solid particles to the nozzle. In this way the propellant gas is forced to expend some of its energy in driving the particles out of the cylinder and the duration of the flow of propellant gas into the blast field is altered. The feasibility of the concept was investigated computationally. Computer programs were prepared to solve the gas dynamics of the blast field which included traveling particles. The results of the investigation, are that attenuation of the blast field is possible if the attached cylinder is long and the total weight of the expelled particles approaches the weight of the projectile. (Modified author abstract).


Author : Nick Pierce
Publisher : The Salariya Book Company
Release : 2021-02-10
Page : 24
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN 13 : 1912006901
Description :


This delightful information book for early readers, filled with colourful illustrations and simple text, will introduce young children to the wonders of ancient Egypt. Each spread features activities around the border, asking the reader to spot specific objects within the central image, as well as a timeline, quiz, glossary and index. This book is sure to enthral young readers and give them a passion for learning.


Author : Nancy Ohlin
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2020-01-01
Page : 112
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN 13 : 1499805063
Description :


Get ready to blast back to the past and learn all about the Civil Rights Movement! When people think about the Civil Rights Movement, things like segregation and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech may come to mind. But what was the movement all about, and what social changes did it bring? This engaging nonfiction book, complete with black-and-white interior illustrations, will make readers feel like they've traveled back in time. It covers everything from Jim Crow laws and protests to major milestones like Brown v. Board of Education and the Civil Rights Act, and more. Find out interesting, little-known facts such as how Rosa Parks was not the first person of color to refuse to give up her seat on a bus and how most of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech was actually improvised. The unique details along with the clever and humorous interior illustrations make this series stand out from the competition.


Author : Nancy Ohlin
Publisher : little bee books
Release : 2016-08-30
Page : 112
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN 13 : 9781499802733
Description :


Blast back to discover what life was like on the Titanic! You may have heard of the movie Titanic, but what was life on the actual Titanic really like? This engaging nonfiction book, complete with black and white interior illustrations, will make readers feel like they've traveled back in time. It covers everything from how the ship was built to what the passengers did for fun, and more. Find out interesting, little-known facts such as how the anchor was so heavy that they needed to use twenty horses to lift it and how the ship's musicians continued to play as the ship sank. The unique details, along with the clever illustrations, make this series stand out from the competition.


Author : Nancy Ohlin
Publisher : Little Bee Books
Release : 2016-05-31
Page : 112
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN 13 : 9781499801224
Description :


When people talk about the American Revolution, things like the thirteen colonies and the Boston Tea Party come to mind. But what was it really like during that time? This nonfiction book covers everything from how the war started to what life was like for the colonists, and more.


Author : H. H. Korst
R. A. White
Publisher :
Release : 1974
Page : 125
Category :
ISBN 13 :
Description :


This report investigates the characteristics of recoilless weapons and the dynamic effects of back blast, i.e. the spatial distribution of peak pressures and noise levels. Analytical and experimental studies relating thereto indicate design parameters of nozzle dissipative devices to control back blast wave structure. Detailed studies of the diaphragm failure modes, the assessment of secondary mass ejection concepts for controlling gun performance, recoillessness, and back blast overpressure effects are also included. (Author).


Author : Wendall A. Horning
Publisher :
Release : 1976
Page : 138
Category :
ISBN 13 :
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Author : Mark Greaney
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2013-12-03
Page : 496
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1101632496
Description :


Ex-CIA master assassin Court Gentry gets hit with a blast from the past in the fourth Gray Man novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Mark Greaney. Court Gentry has always prided himself on his ability to disappear at will, to fly below the radar and exist in the shadows—to survive as the near-mythical Gray Man. But when he takes revenge upon a former employer who betrayed him, he exposes himself to something he’s never had to face before: a killer who is just like him. Code-named Dead Eye, Russell Whitlock is a graduate of the same ultra-secret Autonomous Asset Program that trained and once controlled Gentry. But now, Whitlock is a free agent who has been directed to terminate his fellow student of death. He knows how his target thinks, how he moves, and how he kills. And he knows the best way to do the job is to make Gentry run for his life—right up until the moment Dead Eye finally ends it...


Author : Nancy Ohlin
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2017-07-25
Page : 112
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN 13 : 1499805047
Description :


Get ready to blast back to the past and learn all about the Salem Witch Trials! When people think about the Salem Witch Trials, things like witchcraft and the Puritans may come to mind. But what were the trials all about, and were people really practicing witchcraft? This engaging nonfiction book, complete with black and white interior illustrations, will make readers feel like they've traveled back in time. It covers everything from how the craze started to what happened at the trials, and more. Find out interesting, little-known facts such as how most of the accused were from outside of Salem, Massachusetts, and how even animals were accused of witchcraft! The unique details along with the clever and humorous interior illustrations make this series stand out from the competition.


Author : Nancy Ohlin
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2017-06-13
Page : 112
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN 13 : 1499805020
Description :


Get ready to blast back to the past and learn all about the Great Wall of China! When people think about the Great Wall of China, that massive structure is likely to come to mind. But why did they build the wall in the first place, and how is it even still standing? This engaging nonfiction book, complete with black and white interior illustrations, will make readers feel like they've traveled back in time. It covers everything from how the Wall was built to what life in China was like at that time, and more. Find out interesting, little-known facts such as how working on the wall was often a form of punishment, and how the wall is so long it could wrap around the world twice! The unique details along with the clever and humorous interior illustrations make this series stand out from the competition.


Author : Karan Mahajan
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2016-03-22
Page : 256
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0698407067
Description :


National Book Award Finalist Winner of the New York Public Library Young Lions Fiction Award Winner of the American Academy of Arts & Letters Rosenthal Family Foundation Award Winner of the Anisfield-Wolf Award Winner of the Bard Fiction Prize One of the New York Times Book Review’s Ten Best Books of the Year One of Granta’s Best Young American Novelists A Washington Post Notable Fiction Book of the Year PEN Center USA Literary Award Finalist for Fiction Simpson Family Literary Prize Finalist Shortlisted for the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature Longlisted for the FT/Oppenheimer Emerging Voices Award Named a Best Book of the Year by: Buzzfeed, Esquire, New York magazine, The Huffington Post, The Guardian, The AV Club, The Fader, Redbook, Electric Literature, Book Riot, Bustle, Good magazine, PureWow, and PopSugar “Wonderful. . . . Smart, devastating, unpredictable. . . . I suggest you go out and buy this one. Post haste.” —Fiona Maazel, The New York Times Book Review “Brilliant.” —Sam Sacks, The Wall Street Journal “[Mahajan’s] eagerness to go at the bomb from every angle suggests a voracious approach to fiction-making.” —The New Yorker For readers of Mohsin Hamid, Dave Eggers, Arundhati Roy, and Teju Cole, The Association of Small Bombs is an expansive and deeply humane novel that is at once groundbreaking in its empathy, dazzling in its acuity, and ambitious in scope When brothers Tushar and Nakul Khurana, two Delhi schoolboys, pick up their family’s television set at a repair shop with their friend Mansoor Ahmed one day in 1996, disaster strikes without warning. A bomb—one of the many “small” bombs that go off seemingly unheralded across the world—detonates in the Delhi marketplace, instantly claiming the lives of the Khurana boys, to the devastation of their parents. Mansoor survives, bearing the physical and psychological effects of the bomb. After a brief stint at university in America, Mansoor returns to Delhi, where his life becomes entangled with the mysterious and charismatic Ayub, a fearless young activist whose own allegiances and beliefs are more malleable than Mansoor could imagine. Woven among the story of the Khuranas and the Ahmeds is the gripping tale of Shockie, a Kashmiri bomb maker who has forsaken his own life for the independence of his homeland. Karan Mahajan writes brilliantly about the effects of terrorism on victims and perpetrators, proving himself to be one of the most provocative and dynamic novelists of his generation.