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On The Battlefield Of Merit

Author : Daniel R. Coquillette
ISBN : 9780674495685
Genre : Law
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Harvard Law School pioneered educational ideas, including professional legal education within a university, Socratic questioning and case analysis, and the admission and training of students based on academic merit. On the Battlefield of Merit offers a candid account of a unique legal institution during its first century of influence.

America S Heroes

Author : James H. Willbanks
ISBN : 9781598843934
Genre : History
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This book features the stories of 200 heroic individuals awarded the Medal of Honor for their distinguished military service while fighting for their country, from the Civil War to the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. * Provides 200 biographical essays of Medal of Honor recipients and 10 sidebars with additional information about the Medal of Honor and its recipients * Contains contributions from more than 50 distinguished scholars and historians * Includes a complete alphabetical listing of individuals who have received the nation's highest military award for valor * An extensive bibliography provides additional resources * Topic finders make it easy to identify entries from a particular war, home state, or branch of service

The Orphan Of Zhao And Other Yuan Plays

Author : Stephen H. West
ISBN : 9780231538107
Genre : Performing Arts
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A Companion To George Washington

Author : Edward G. Lengel
ISBN : 9781118219928
Genre : History
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Utilizing new primary source material from the Papers of George Washington, a documentary editing project dedicated to the transcription and publication of original documents, A Companion to George Washington features a collection of original readings from scholars and popular historians that shed new light on all aspects of the life of George Washington. Provides readers with new insights into previously neglected aspects of Washington's life Features original essays from top scholars and popular historians Based on new research from thousands of previously unpublished letters to and from Washington

Private Security Firms Standards Cooperation And Coordination On The Battlefield Hearing

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ISBN : 142232320X
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The Emperor On The Battlefield Napoleon S Worth As A Military Commander

Author : Felix Christoph Lotzin
ISBN : 9783954890071
Genre : Business & Economics
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This book seeks to explore two working hypotheses: Firstly, that Napoleon's alleged military superiority in terms of skill and battlefield competence over his peers can be empirically quantified and proven. Secondly, that the results of Napoleonic warfare can be predicted by applying the theory of Contest Success Functions to these battles. To address these claims this book is organized into four sections: Theory: The first of the conceptual sections summarizes the theoretical underpinning behind the economical understanding of conflict. This so called 'second approach' and its merits are outlined and the history of these theoretical concepts is explained. Chapter three introduces the Ratio Contest Success Function (RCSF) put forth by Tullock and the Difference Contest Success Function (DCSF) employed by Hirshleifer, the concepts for predicting probabilities of success in conflict theory. History: The fourth chapter gives a brief report on warfare during the Napoleonic ages. A special emphasis lies on an analysis that evaluates if the key parameters have been homogenous over the time and what kind of technology was employed during these battles. The results are then compared with the demands of conflict theory. The fifth chapter then explicates the data set. The different variables that could be obtained are introduced and at last the scope of the further analysis is specified. This is done by picking the variables that can actually be used for an in-depth quantitative. Modelling: In the four chapters that deal with the actual modelling, the theory is applied to the historical data to yield the results we need to verify the working hypotheses. After the two different estimators used have been introduced in chapter six, the chapters seven and eight deal with utilising each of the estimators to answer these questions. The results from the estimates are interpreted and are compared in chapter nine. In addition, chapter nine attempts to weigh the explanatory value of th

Martyrdom And Terrorism

Author : Dominic Janes
ISBN : 9780199376513
Genre : Religion
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In recent years, terrorism has become closely associated with martyrdom in the minds of many terrorists and in the view of nations around the world. In Islam, martyrdom is mostly conceived as "bearing witness" to faith and God. Martyrdom is also central to the Christian tradition, not only in the form of Christ's Passion or saints faced with persecution and death, but in the duty to lead a good and charitable life. In both religions, the association of religious martyrdom with political terror has a long and difficult history. The essays of this volume illuminate this history--following, for example, Christian martyrdom from its origins in the Roman world, to the experience of the deaths of "terrorist" leaders of the French Revolution, to parallels in the contemporary world--and explore historical parallels among Islamic, Christian, and secular traditions. Featuring essays from eminent scholars in a wide range of disciplines, Martyrdom and Terrorism provides a timely comparative history of the practices and discourses of terrorism and martyrdom from antiquity to the twenty-first century.

Rocznik Orientalistyczny

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ISBN : UOM:39015048642204
Genre : Asia
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Mapping Tourism

Author : Stephen P. Hanna
ISBN : 0816639558
Genre : Social Science
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At first glance, the relationships among tourists, tourism maps, and the spaces of tourism seem straightforward enough: tourists use maps to find their way to and through the sites of history, culture, nature, or recreation represented there. Less apparent is how tourism maps and those using them construct such spaces and identities. As the essays in Mapping Tourism clearly demonstrate, the extraordinary interaction of work with leisure and the everyday with the exotic makes tourism maps ideal sites for exploring the contested construction of place and identity. Construction sites in the "New Berlin, " Alabama's civil rights trail, Quebec City, a California ghost town, and Bangkok's sex trade are among the spaces the essays examined. Taken together, these essays allow us to see tourist space as it truly is: contested, ever changing, and replete with issues of power.

Battle Exhortation

Author : Keith Yellin
ISBN : 1570037353
Genre : History
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This work provides a study of the motivational speech of military leaders across the centuries. The author offers an examination of the symbolic strategies used in preparing troops for imminent combat in this interdisciplinary look at a mode of discourse that has played a prominent role in military history.

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