War and Society in Revolutionary Europe, 1770-1870

Author: Geoffrey Best

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 9780773517615

Category: History

Page: 336

View: 871

Armed force was used to make and prevent revolution in modern Europe, and as it spread it came to determine the affairs and fates of all the European nations. Beginning with the eve of the French Revolution, Geoffrey Best explains in lively detail the vast armed forces and militarized societies of the Napoleonic age. He then proceeds to analyse the contest between Europe's continuing revolutionary underground and the armies of reactionary and alien governments that culminated with the revolutions and wars of national liberation of 1848?66. Under the banners of Napoleon Bonaparte and other warrior heroes of the epoch, a military stamp was set on the European mind, the consequences of which Best critically assesses.

Sherman

Soldier, Realist, American

Author: B. H. Liddell Hart

Publisher: Da Capo Press

ISBN: 9780786748259

Category: History

Page: 474

View: 8542

When Liddell Hart's Sherman was first published in 1929, it received encomiums such as these: "A masterly performance . . . one of the most thorougly dignified, one of the most distinguished biographies of the year."--Henry Steele Commager, New York Herald Tribune "It is not often that one comes upon a biography that is so well done as this book. Nearly every page bears evidence of the fact that it is the product of painstaking and exhaustive research, mature thought, and an expert understanding of the subject in hand . . ."--Saturday Review of Literature

War and Society in Europe, 1870-1970

Author: Brian Bond

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 9780773517639

Category: History

Page: 254

View: 7713

As Europe descended into an epoch of total war and nineteenth-century hopes for peace based on co-operation faded, warfare itself was transformed by the growth of nationalism and rapid technological developments. World War I demonstrated how difficult it was for military and political leaders to take account of these changes. After surveying the situation in Europe in the lead-up to World War II and its aftermath, Brian Bond examines the military aspects of the Cold War between 1945 and 1970. This bold and trenchant survey shows the enormous influence war has exerted on European society since 1870, and in turn the major role civilian society has played in transforming the nature of armed conflict.

The Art of War in the Western World

Author: Archer Jones

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252069666

Category: History

Page: 740

View: 1398

Based on how the three major operational components of war - tactics, logistics, and strategy - have evolved and changed over time. This monumental work encompasses 2,500 years of military history, from infantry combat in ancient Greece through the dissolution of the Roman Empire to the Thirty Years' War.

European Armies and the Conduct of War

Author: Hew Strachan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134898207

Category: History

Page: 240

View: 8790

Discussing the key issues of modern warfare, Hew Strachan’s work examines the theory and practice of land warfare in Europe since 1700. Looking at warfare in the context of social and political change, Dr. Strachan interprets his subject matter as widely as possible, and European Armies and the Conduct of War considers the roles of air power and the impact of the United States on European military developments. Through the eyes of the major theorists of the day, European Armies examines: * how the social and political influences which shape armies, also mould the attitude of those armies to warfare * the story of techicnal innovation * the mounting pace of industrialization and its impact of warfare. Recent military history has tended to focus on the relationship between armies and society and there has been much original research on the subject of the conduct of war. This book brings these approaches together, providing information and insight vital to the study of this fascinating era.

Genghis Khan

Conqueror of the World

Author: Leo de Hartog

Publisher: Tauris Parke Paperbacks

ISBN: 9781860649721

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 3079

Analyzes how Genghis Khan was able to unite the primitive Mongol tribes of the Siberian steppes and organize them into a disciplined army that eventually conquered areas of China, Afghanistan, Persia, and Southern Russia.

Competency-based Resumes

How to Bring Your Resume to the Top of the Pile

Author: Robin Kessler,Linda A. Strasburg

Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser

ISBN: 156414772X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 187

View: 4303

This book shows today's job candidates a new, more targeted way to write resumes to get them back on the same playing field with the best employers and improve their odds of winning the job they want. The system an employer uses when filling jobs has changed significantly in the past few years, and it is still evolving. Rather than simply looking at an applicant's past jobs, companies are instead looking at candidate's experiences in certain key areas including measurable work habits and the personal skills, known as competencies, used to achieve objectives at work. Competency-Based Resumes offers you a new and effective way to create resumes that emphasize the knowledge, skills, and abilities that you have and employers need.

The Panic Free Job Search

Unleash the Power of the Web and Social Networking to Get Hired

Author: Paul Hill

Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser

ISBN: 1601636164

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 4888

Job seekers are frustrated. Online job applications through job boards and employer sites are leading to dead ends. Why? Employers are closing the last chapter on the online application playbook. Inundated by online applications and hampered by computer systems that are unable to select viable candidates from the masses of applicants, employers are now using innovative strategies to recruit and screen candidates online. Advances in technology make the way jobs are found and filled online distinctly different from just a few years ago. Employers are scanning the Web using advanced tools to capture signals from LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter, among others, to recruit candidates. Based on leading Internet strategies, The Panic Free Job Search shows you how to get hired: By developing a professional, Web-savvy profile By leveraging the power of LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Google+, VisualCV, YouTube, TubeMogul, and even your own Website By sending the right signals through social networking sites By tapping into the hidden job market Don’t panic! You can get the job you want, even in this tough economy.

97 Things Every Project Manager Should Know

Collective Wisdom from the Experts

Author: Barbee Davis

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 9781449379568

Category: Computers

Page: 252

View: 4636

If the projects you manage don't go as smoothly as you'd like, 97 Things Every Project Manager Should Know offers knowledge that's priceless, gained through years of trial and error. This illuminating book contains 97 short and extremely practical tips -- whether you're dealing with software or non-IT projects -- from some of the world's most experienced project managers and software developers. You'll learn how these professionals have dealt with everything from managing teams to handling project stakeholders to runaway meetings and more. While this book highlights software projects, its wise axioms contain project management principles applicable to projects of all types in any industry. You can read the book end to end or browse to find topics that are of particular relevance to you. 97 Things Every Project Manager Should Know is both a useful reference and a source of inspiration. Among the 97 practical tips: "Clever Code Is Hard to Maintain...and Maintenance Is Everything" -- David Wood, Partner, Zepheira "Every Project Manager Is a Contract Administrator" -- Fabio Teixeira de Melo, Planning Manager, Construtora Norberto Odebrecht "Can Earned Value and Velocity Coexist on Reports?" -- Barbee Davis, President, Davis Consulting "How Do You Define 'Finished'"? -- Brian Sam-Bodden, author, software architect "The Best People to Create the Estimates Are the Ones Who Do the Work" -- Joe Zenevitch, Senior Project Manager, ThoughtWorks "How to Spot a Good IT Developer" -- James Graham, independent management consultant "One Deliverable, One Person" -- Alan Greenblatt, CEO, Sciova

The Infographic Resume: How to Create a Visual Portfolio that Showcases Your Skills and Lands the Job

Author: Hannah Morgan

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071825622

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 6560

The STANDOUT guide to creating a stunning resume Applying for a job used to require two pieces of paper: a resume and an application. Times have changed. Infographic resumes are in, and they’re not just for designers. Free online tools are popping up every day to help anyone create a dynamic, visual resume—adding panache without sacrificing substance for style. The Infographic Resume provides essential tips and ideas for how to create visual resumes and portfolios that will make you stand out from the crowd. Richly illustrated in full color and including lots of inspiring examples, the book will teach you how to: Create a powerful digital presence and develop the right digital content for your goals Build your self-brand and manage your online reputation Showcase your best work online Grab a hiring manager’s attention in seconds Packed with dynamic infographics, visual resumes, and other creative digital portfolios, The Infographic Resume reveals the most effective tools, eye-catching strategies, and best practices to position yourself for any job in any kind of business. “In today’s free-agent economy, The Infographic Resume is a must for anyone looking to stand out among the competition.” — Sharlyn Lauby, president of ITM Group, Inc. “If you’re on the market, you need to read this book and follow its guidance immediately.” — Alexandra Levit , author of Blind Spots

Interview RX

Author: Mitch Byers

Publisher: Nearline Publishers Inc

ISBN: 0978622707

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 183

View: 9508

"INTERVIEW RX: A powerful guide for making your next interview a success" provides straightforward and easy to understand concepts of the interview process. The book will help you define and talk about your top job competencies. You will pick up numerous strategies for sharing effective career stories, be equipped to ask thoughtful questions and learn how to overcome common hiring objections. The concepts are easy to personalize and customize to your individual job search. INTERVIEW RX will prepare you for an engaging conversation, possibly the most important one in your career.

The Price of Admiralty

The Evolution of Naval Warfare

Author: John Keegan

Publisher: Penguin Paperbacks

ISBN: 9780140096507

Category: History

Page: 353

View: 9558

Looks at four landmark sea battles featuring different kinds of warships and describes how technology changed the lives of those in combat

Challenging Orthodoxies

Toward a New Cultural History of Education

Author: Sol Cohen

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 9780820439402

Category: Education

Page: 326

View: 745

Explores the implications of linguistics, literary criticism, and language theory in general for historians of education. It introduces the core ideas of the "linguistic turn" and some of its major theorists. By arguing for the primacy of language, textuality, and linguistic structures in historical narratives, the author revises conventional understanding of the writing and interpretation of histories of education. He also discusses the mental hygiene movement and the "medicalization" of American education, and he calls attention to film as a legitimate source for understanding both history and education. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Digital to the Core

Remastering Leadership for Your Industry, Your Enterprise, and Yourself

Author: Mark Raskino,Graham Waller

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351861980

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 231

View: 495

There is no simple strategic method for dealing with the multidimensional nature of digital change. Even the sharpest leaders can become disoriented as change builds on change, leaving almost nothing certain. Yet to stand still is to fail. Enterprises and leaders must re-master themselves to succeed. Leaders must identify the key macro forces, then lead their organizations at three distinct levels: industry, enterprise, and self. By doing this they cannot only survive but clean up. Digital to the Core makes the case that all business leaders must understand the impact the digital revolution will continue to play in their industries, companies, and leadership style and practices. Drawing on interviews with over 30 top C-level executives in some of the world's most powerful companies and government organizations, including GE, Ford, Tory Burch, Babolat, McDonalds, Publicis and UK Government Digital Service, this book delivers practical insights from those on the front lines of major digital upheaval. The authors incorporate Gartner's annual CIO and CEO global survey research and also apply the deep knowledge and qualitative insights they have acquired as practitioners, management researchers, and advisors over decades in the business. Above all else, Raskino and Waller want companies and their top leaders to understand the full impact of digital change and integrate it at the core of their businesses.

Lead Or Lag

Linking Strategic Project Management and Thought Leadership

Author: Moira Alexander,Pmp I S P Alexander, Itcp/Ip3p Moira

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780692776810

Category:

Page: 216

View: 4552

For businesses of any size, industry, demographic, structure, product or service to become fully successful, strategic project management must always stay within focus. Project and company leadership at the helm should remain informed, innovative, and strive to keep the business in a ready state for transformation in order to continually and successfully leverage all the best strategic options. For projects to optimally enable business activities, the short and long-term business strategy must be the primary focus. Being a thought leader means maintaining an open mind and practicing continuous and deliberate improvement, innovation, and transformation, while also leveraging the best available forward facing project options. WHAT'S COVERED? Business strategy & transformation, thought leadership, the role of project management, human resource elements, remote PM, methodologies, change management, PM software and KPIs. WHO THIS BOOK IS FOR Written by a media recognized project management and leadership expert, this book is for thought leaders seeking insight into senior level strategic aspects of leadership, planning, processes, career, and resource topics. The book serves as a high-level go-to-guide for anyone involved in or interested in business strategy and transformation, project management or leadership. For: ?C-Suites ?business owners ?HR specialists ?recruiters ?PM educators ?leadership coaches ?students and candidates ?stakeholders ?consultants ?anyone interested in strategy or PM For those who choose to lead....not lag.

A New England?

Peace and War, 1886-1918

Author: G. R. Searle

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199284407

Category: History

Page: 951

View: 4214

G. R. Searle's absorbing narrative history breaks conventional chronological barriers to carry the reader from England in 1886, the apogee of the Victorian era with the nation poised to celebrate the empress queen's golden jubilee, to 1918, as the 'war to end all wars' drew to a close leavingEngland to come to term with its price - above all in terms of human life, but also in the general sense that things would never be the same again. This was an age of extremes: a period of imperial pomp and circumstance, with a political elite preoccupied with display and ceremony, alongside the growing cult of the simple life; the zenith of imperialism with its idealization of war on the one hand, the start of the Labour Party, a socialistrenaissance, and welfare politics on the other; and a radical challenging of traditional gender stereotypes in the face of the prevailing cult of masculinity. Under Professor Searle's historical microscope, all the details of daily life spring into sharp relief. Half-forgotten figures such as Edward Carpenter, Vesta Tilley, and Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman take their place on stage beside Oscar Wilde, the Pankhursts, and Lloyd George. Motoring andaviation, to become such an intrinsic part of life within the next decades, had their beginnings in this period as pastimes for the rich. From the wretched slums of England's great cities to their bustling docks and factories, from the grand portals of Westminster to the violent political challenges of the Ulster Unionists and the militant suffrage movement, from Blackpool's tower and beach packed with holidaymakers to the trenches ofthe Western Front, the energy, creativity, and often destructive turmoil of the years 1886-1918 are brought into focus in this magisterial history. THE NEW OXFORD HISTORY OF ENGLAND The aim of the New Oxford History of England is to give an account of the development of the country over time. It is hard to treat that development as just the history which unfolds within the precise boundaries of England, and a mistake to suggest that this implies a neglect of the histories ofthe Scots, Irish, and Welsh. Yet the institutional core of the story which runs from Anglo-Saxon times to our own is the story of a state-structure built round the English monarchy and its effective successor, the Crown in Parliament. While the emphasis of individual volumes in the series will vary,the ultimate outcome is intended to be a set of standard and authoritative histories, embodying the scholarship of a generation.

Cultural Power/cultural Literacy

Selected Papers from the Fourteenth Annual Florida State University Conference on Literature and Film

Author: Bonnie Braendlin

Publisher: University Press of Florida

ISBN: 9780813010960

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 202

View: 4328

For the authors of these essays, the acts and artifacts of popular culture, including film and television, belong within the canon of high art. A. Ann Kaplan, prominent scholar-critic of cultural literacy, writes in the lead essay that the field of cultural studies may provide the educational direction necessary for a postmodern curriculum.