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John P. Slough: The Forgotten Civil War General
John P. Slough: The Forgotten Civil War General

John Potts Slough, the Union commander at the Battle of Glorieta Pass, lived a life of relentless pursuit for success that entangled him in the turbulent events of mid-nineteenth-century America. As a politician, Slough fought abolitionists in the Ohio legislature and during Kansas Territory's fourth and final constitutional...

The Art of Statistics: Learning from Data (Pelican Books)
The Art of Statistics: Learning from Data (Pelican Books)

Statistics has played a leading role in our scientific understanding of the world for centuries, yet we are all familiar with the way statistical claims can be sensationalised, particularly in the media. In the age of big data, as data science becomes established as a discipline, a basic grasp of statistical literacy is more...

Persist
Persist

The inspiring, influential senator and bestselling author mixes vivid personal stories with a passionate plea for political transformation.

Elizabeth Warren is a beacon for everyone who believes that real change can improve the lives of all Americans. Committed, fearless, and famously persistent, she brings
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The Codebreakers: The Comprehensive History of Secret Communication from Ancient Times to the Internet
The Codebreakers: The Comprehensive History of Secret Communication from Ancient Times to the Internet
"Few false ideas have more firmly gripped the minds of so many intelligent men than the one that, if they just tried, they could invent a cipher that no one could break," writes David Kahn in this massive (almost 1,200 pages) volume. Most of The Codebreakers focuses on the 20th century, especially World War II. But its reach is...
The Lucent Library of Science and Technology - Artificial Intelligence
The Lucent Library of Science and Technology - Artificial Intelligence
As far back as the ancient Greek civilization, people have imagined machines and mechanical men that could work and think like any human. One Greek myth, for example, tells of the Greek god Hephaestus, who built mechanical men to forge powerful weapons and spectacular jewelry. When the king of Crete requested that he make a giant man to guard his...
Let the Lord Sort Them: The Rise and Fall of the Death Penalty
Let the Lord Sort Them: The Rise and Fall of the Death Penalty
NEW YORK TIMES EDITORS’ CHOICE • A deeply reported, searingly honest portrait of the death penalty in Texas—and what it tells us about crime and punishment in America

“If you’re one of those people who despair that nothing changes, and dream that something can, this is a story of
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Mapping Dalit Feminism: Towards an Intersectional Standpoint
Mapping Dalit Feminism: Towards an Intersectional Standpoint

In this path-breaking study, a first in many ways, Anandita Pan argues that dalit women are an intersectional category, simultaneously affected by caste and gender. The use of intersectionality permits observation of the ways in which different forms of discrimination combine and overlap, challenging...

Telecosmos: The Next Great Telecom Revolution
Telecosmos: The Next Great Telecom Revolution
An insider's guide to the exciting future of telecommunications

The last great telecommunications revolution brought us fiber optics, mobile phones, videoconferencing, and a host of other innovations that improved life and business and connected individuals in ways never imagined. Now emerging technologies such as Voice over Internet Protocol...

Soldier, Sailor, Frogman, Spy, Airman, Gangster, Kill or Die: How the Allies Won on D-Day
Soldier, Sailor, Frogman, Spy, Airman, Gangster, Kill or Die: How the Allies Won on D-Day

A ground-breaking account of the first 24 hours of the D-Day invasion told by a symphony of incredible accounts of unknown and unheralded members of the Allied – and Axis – forces.

An epic battle that involved 156,000 men, 7,000 ships and 20,000 armoured vehicles, D-Day was, above all, a tale of
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Nanocomputers and Swarm Intelligence
Nanocomputers and Swarm Intelligence

“We need men who can dream of things that never were.” It is this sentence spoken by John Fitzgerald Kennedy in 1963 which has undoubtedly influenced my industrial career. Whether it be everyday electronics for the general public, or the components industry or even the world of video and imagery, the technological innovations which...

Give Them Lala
Give Them Lala
USA TODAY BESTSELLER

The Vanderpump Rules breakout star and provocateur brings her signature sharp wit to the page with this collection of humorous and brutally honest essays exploring her rocky road to fame, sobriety, and beyond.

What does “Give them Lala”
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Achieving Extreme Performance with Oracle Exadata (Osborne ORACLE Press Series)
Achieving Extreme Performance with Oracle Exadata (Osborne ORACLE Press Series)

You are holding the first comprehensive book covering the Oracle Exadata Database Machine. You might be holding this book because of your desire to know more about exactly what this technology can do for you, but you and your fellow readers have come to this place from different starting points. You could be investigating the Exadata...

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