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Author : Robert Coram
Publisher : Hachette+ORM
Release : 2002-11-21
Page : 320
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 13 : 0759527776
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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


Author : Brian Vallee
Publisher : Doubleday Canada
Release : 2011-12-14
Page : 384
Category : True Crime
ISBN 13 : 0385674392
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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.


Author : Stephen Boyd
Stephen P. Boyd
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2004-03-08
Page : 716
Category : Business & Economics
ISBN 13 : 9780521833783
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A comprehensive introduction to the tools, techniques and applications of convex optimization.


Author : Paul Rhodes Eddy
Gregory A. Boyd
Publisher : Baker Academic
Release : 2007-08-01
Page : 479
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 0801031141
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Confronts the "legendary Jesus" case, showing how the Synoptic Gospels are the most historically probable representation of the actual Jesus of history.


Author : Alvin Boyd Kuhn
Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release : 2011-05-13
Page : 246
Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
ISBN 13 : 9781461182672
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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


Author : William Boyd
Publisher : Knopf
Release : 2021-01-19
Page : 336
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0593318242
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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?


Author : William Philip Boyd
Publisher :
Release : 1912
Page : 507
Category :
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Author : Stephen Boyd
Lieven Vandenberghe
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2018-06-07
Page : 500
Category : Business & Economics
ISBN 13 : 1316518965
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A groundbreaking introduction to vectors, matrices, and least squares for engineering applications, offering a wealth of practical examples.


Author : Nate Hendley
Publisher : James Lorimer & Company
Release : 2003-08-26
Page : 120
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 13 : 1551539683
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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.


Author : Brian Boyd
Publisher : Princeton University Press
Release : 1993-01-31
Page : 619
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 13 : 0691024707
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Cited as one of the best books of 1990 by The New York Times and Time magazine, this major biography describes Nabokov's escape from Russia, his education at Cambridge, and his impoverished years in Germany and France, until the coming of Hitler forced him to flee to the United States with his wife and son. 56 halftones.


Author : Frans P. B. Osinga
Publisher : Taylor & Francis US
Release : 2007-09
Page : 313
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 9780415459525
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John Boyd is often known exclusively for the so-called 'OODA' loop model he developed. This model refers to a decision-making process and to the idea that military victory goes to the side that can complete the cycle from observation to action the fastest. This book aims to redress this state of affairs and re-examines John Boyd's original contribution to strategic theory. By highlighting diverse sources that shaped Boyd's thinking, and by offering a comprehensive overview of Boyd's work, this volume demonstrates that the common interpretation of the meaning of Boyd's OODA loop concept is incomplete. It also shows that Boyd's work is much more comprehensive, richer and deeper than is generally thought. With his ideas featuring in the literature on Network Centric Warfare, a key element of the US and NATO's so-called 'military transformation' programmes, as well as in the debate on Fourth Generation Warfare, Boyd continues to exert a strong influence on Western military thinking. Dr Osinga demonstrates how Boyd's work can helps us to understand the new strategic threats in the post- 9/11 world, and establishes why John Boyd should be regarded as one of the most important (post)modern strategic theorists.


Author : Gregory A. Boyd
Publisher : Baker Books
Release : 2013-09-15
Page : 272
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 9780801014925
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In Benefit of the Doubt, influential theologian, pastor, and bestselling author Gregory Boyd invites readers to embrace a faith that doesn't strive for certainty, but rather for commitment in the midst of uncertainty. Boyd rejects the idea that a person's faith is as strong as it is certain. In fact, he makes the case that doubt can enhance faith and that seeking certainty is harming many in today's church. Readers who wrestle with their faith will welcome Boyd's message that experiencing a life-transforming relationship with Christ is possible, even with unresolved questions about the Bible, theology, and ethics. Boyd shares stories of his own painful journey, and stories of those to whom he has ministered, with a poignant honesty that will resonate with readers of all ages.


Author : William Boyd
Publisher : Vintage Canada
Release : 2010-01-08
Page : 336
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 030737534X
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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?


Author : Gregory A. Boyd
Paul R. Eddy
Publisher : Baker Academic
Release : 2009-09-01
Page : 351
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 080103793X
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This accessible yet comprehensive primer explores the breadth of viewpoints on major issues in evangelical theology by examining positions taken by evangelicals on seventeen seminal issues. The second edition retains the helpful features of the first edition and adds an appendix that addresses thirteen peripheral issues in contemporary evangelicalism. Praise for the first edition "The authors do what no book on the market does: In one volume they faithfully present divergent views on the crucial issues that divide evangelicals, and they do so in an unbiased, succinct, and lively manner. This book is perfect as a supplemental text in an introductory theology course or as a manual for church study groups. It will help everyone arrive at his or her own conclusions within the parameters of the evangelical tradition."--Dennis Okholm, Azusa Pacific University "Across the Spectrum succeeds with distinction in at least two respects. First, it represents a very useful tool for those who wish to begin grappling with different approaches to difficult theological problems. The book will be most helpful to beginning students in evangelical theology, the target audience. Second, the work presents various perspectives in fair and unbiased tones. . . . If used with care, it will repeatedly reward the reader with its fair and even treatment of different theological views."--Nathan D. Holsteen, Bibliotheca Sacra "I've been waiting for this book for some time. Due to its brief, nontechnical format, it can be used in a variety of ways in undergraduate theology courses. Although a concise volume, it succinctly outlines multiple arguments, both pro and con, for (incredibly!) over two dozen issues in disputed, largely non-fundamental areas of doctrine. The professor can present positions in favor of particular views or leave the issues open. It's settled--I'm requiring it!"--Gary R. Habermas, Liberty University "A collective sigh of relief will arise from the evangelical student body when it discovers this book! It helpfully and critically surveys the many legitimate evangelical theological options and convincingly demonstrates that there is no single authentically evangelical viewpoint on a wide range of controversial issues. It constitutes a small library between two covers."--Roger E. Olson, George W. Truett Theological Seminary, Baylor University


Author : Drew Boyd
Jacob Goldenberg
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2014-06-10
Page : 272
Category : Business & Economics
ISBN 13 : 1451659296
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"This counterintuitive and powerfully effective approach to creativity demonstrates how every corporation and organization can develop an innovative culture. The traditional attitude toward creativity in the American business world is to 'think outside the box'-- to brainstorm without restraint in hopes of coming up with a breakthrough idea, often in moments of crisis. Sometimes it works, but it's a problem-specific solution that does nothing to engender creative thinking more generally. 'Inside the Box' demonstrates Systematic Inventive Thinking (SIT), which systemizes creativity as part of the corporate culture."--Provided by publisher.


Author : William Boyd
Publisher : Penguin Classics
Release : 2009
Page : 416
Category : Africa
ISBN 13 : 9780141044194
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Dr Hope Clearwater lives on an African beach reflecting on the complicated, violent and tragic events that brought her there her stormy marriage to John, a brilliant mathematician, her painstaking research work among the wild chimpanzees in the national park, her encounters with the chaos of the civil war. She examines her past and tries to find tranquility.


Author : William Boyd
Publisher : Penguin Books, Limited (UK)
Release : 2011
Page : 208
Category :
ISBN 13 : 9780241957264
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'Life-affirming . . . like a great rock'n'roll album' Herald Sixteen masterpieces of short fiction from one of today's most original storytellers 'A must-read . . . every one of the sixteen stories has the patina of craftsmanship. The inventiveness of the storytelling holds the attention throughout' Sunday Telegraph 'Boyd's remarkable gift is to convince us of the roundness, the existence of his characters from the very first sentence. Compelling' The Times 'Probably the best short-story writer at work today. As wide-ranging as ever in subject matter and style, the collection shifts from nineteenth-century Russia to Second World War Los Angeles to modern-day Eastbourne. Funny, poignant and always authentic' Esquire 'Perfectly formed snapshots of life at its most mystifying' Daily Mail 'Boyd achieves his best writing, observing tiny moments of love, lust and epiphany with extraordinary sensitivity' Spectator 'Slick, sly and consistently entertaining' Literary Review


Author : Ruth Scarborough
Publisher : Mercer University Press
Release : 1997
Page : 212
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 13 : 9780865545557
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At age 17 Belle Boyd shot and killed a Union soldier; at age 19 she was in a Union prison, a Confederate spy who got caught. A spunky West Virginia girl full of charm and with a zest for adventure, Belle worked among the highest-ranking officers and lowliest foot soldiers of the Civil War with an indomitable spirit that defied Union authority.As a spy Belle Boyd was amateurish, yet she managed to confuse Union officers and convey useful information to Southern military leaders. Southern newspapers dubbed her Joan of Arc of the South, Siren of the Shenandoah, and Cleopatra of the Secession, while Northern reporters referred to her as camp follower, the most overrated spy, and insincere courtesan. French newspapers, meanwhile, reported the exploits of La Belle Rebelle.Like many historical figures, Belle Boyd may appear in retrospect larger than life, but in this delightful biography her life is portrayed within the limits of its actual dimensions.


Author : Germaine M. Reed
Publisher : LSU Press
Release : 1999-03-01
Page : 348
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 9780807124697
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David Boyd's biography is the story of one man's dedicated struggle to protect and preserve Louisiana's fledgling state university from the cumulative effects of war, Reconstruction, political hostility, and parochial greed. Boyd fought hard to promote his vision of higher education among a largely antagonistic or apathetic citizenry. He died, bitter and disillusioned, in 1899, without realizing his dream. But his life was not wasted. Clearly those who governed the university in more prosperous days owned much of their success to the devotion and self-sacrifice of this heroic figure.


Author : Joe Boyd
Publisher : Profile Books
Release : 2010-07-09
Page : 255
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 13 : 1847652166
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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.