Mr. Bumpkin´s Lawsuit, or How to Win Your Opponent´s Case (Classic Reprint): Richard Harris
Neural Mechanisms of Color Vision:Double-Opponent Cells in the Visual Cortex Bevil Richard Conway
Neural Mechanisms of Color Vision:Double-Opponent Cells in the Visual Cortex. Auflage 2002 Bevil Richard Conway
Neural Mechanisms of Color Vision:Double-Opponent Cells in the Visual Cortex. Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2002 Bevil Richard Conway
When the daughter of a retired Navy SEAL is kidnapped and held for ransom in Mexico, Rogue Warrior Richard Marcinko and his band of Red Cell International warriors head south of the border to rescue her. Along the way, they encounter drug dealers and human traffickers, break into a cartel kingpin´s mansion, and do battle with a hundred of the meanest banditos since Pancho Villa. And just for good measure, Marcinko uncovers a secret Hezbollah camp funded by the Iranian government and sheltered by the drug lords. Marcinko and company fend off the bad guys, saving a small border town in a scene reminiscent of the climax of The Magnificent Seven. But the founder of SEAL Team 6 finds his toughest opponent may actually be the woman he´s come to rescue. And then there´s the question of who really sent Dick to find her...
He’s the president with the asterisk by his name: Richard Milhous Nixon, the only US president to resign from office. But Richard Nixon’s legacy to the history of the US is much more complicated than the scandal of Watergate. His is the classic story of American legend - a young man who rose from his humble roots to achieve power and influence. This audiobook will teach you about: The ´´Have-Not” Nixon Nixon rising Vice President The Election of 1960 President at last Watergate Nixon in disgrace Much more Nixon´s story has tinges of Horatio Alger, but also of Machiavelli, and that may be the enigma of him, the student who was offered scholarships to Ivy League schools but couldn’t afford to go there, forever embedding within him the resentment against his political opponents, such as John F. Kennedy. Nixon was the politician who helped to bring the Republican Party back into power after the Roosevelt years, but who didn’t shy away from ´´dirty tricks” in order to win election. He was the dogged, diligent candidate who had his facts in order, but couldn’t compete on television with the telegenic JFK, the anti-communist who negotiated treaties with the Soviet Union and opened the door to China, the president who experienced abuse during the Watergate investigation, and the rehabilitated elder statesmen of American politics in the post-Watergate years. Was Nixon a villain or a hero? Meet the president whose personality consisted of conflicting layers of pragmatism, patriotism, and self-doubt, which caused a fall from grace that roiled American democracy. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jonathan Rabe. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/112447/bk_acx0_112447_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The official inside story of the life, death and remarkable discovery of history´s most controversial monarch.On 22 August 1485 Richard III was killed at Bosworth Field, the last king of England to die in battle. His victorious opponent, Henry Tudor (the future Henry VII), went on to found one of our most famous ruling dynasties. Richard´s body was displayed in undignified fashion for two days in nearby Leicester and then hurriedly buried in the church of the Greyfriars. Fifty years later, at the time of the dissolution of the monasteries, the king´s grave was lost - its contents believed to be emptied into the river Soar and Richard III´s reputation buried under a mound of Tudor propaganda. Its culmination was Shakespeare´s compelling portrayal of a deformed and murderous villain, written over a hundred years after Richard´s death. Now - in an incredible find - Richard III´s remains have been uncovered beneath a car park in Leicester. The King´s Grave traces this remarkable journey. In alternate chapters, Philippa Langley, whose years of research and belief that she would find Richard in this exact spot inspired the project, reveals the inside story of the search for the king´s grave, and historian Michael Jones tells of Richard´s 15th-century life and death. The result is a compelling portrayal of one of our greatest archaeological discoveries, allowing a complete reevaluation of our most controversial monarch - one that discards the distortions of later Tudor histories and puts the man firmly back into the context of his times. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Emma Spurgin-Hussey. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hodd/001918/bk_hodd_001918_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Mayor Richard M. Daley dropped the bomb at a routine news conference at City Hall on Tuesday. With no prelude or fanfare, Mr. Daley announced that he would not seek re-election when his term expires next year. ´Simply put, it´s time,´ he said. New York Times, September 7, 2010 With those four words, an era ended. After twenty-two years, the longest-serving and most powerful mayor in the history of Chicago - and, arguably, America-stepped down, leaving behind a city that was utterly transformed, and a complicated legacy we are only beginning to evaluate. In First Son, Keith Koeneman chronicles the sometimes Shakespearean, sometimes Machiavellian life of an American political legend. Making deft use of unprecedented access to key players in the Daley administration, as well as Chicago´s business and cultural leaders, Koeneman draws on more than one hundred interviews to tell an up-close, insider story of political triumph and personal evolution. With Koeneman as our guide, we follow young Daley from his beginnings as an average Bridgeport kid thought to lack his father´s talent and charisma to his unlikely transformation into an iron-fisted leader. Daley not only escaped the giant shadow of his father but also transformed Chicago from a gritty, post-industrial Midwestern capital into a beautiful, sophisticated global city widely recognized as a model for innovative metropolises throughout the world. But in spite of his many accomplishments, Richard M. Daley´s record is far from flawless. First Son sets the dramatic improvement of certain parts of the city against the persistent realities of crime, financial stress, failing public housing, and dysfunctional schools. And it reveals that while in many ways Daley broke with the machine politics of his father, he continued to reward loyalty with favors, use the resources of city government to overwhelm opponents, and tolerate political corruption. A nuanced portrait of a co 1. Language: English. Narrator: William Coon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/007151/bk_acx0_007151_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
It is 1805 and Ensign Richard Sharpe, having secured a reputation as a fighting soldier in India, is on his way home to join the newly formed Green Jackets. The voyage should be a period of rest but his ship is riven with treachery and threatened by a formidable French warship, the Revenant, which is terrorizing British shipping in the Indian ocean. An old opponent of Sharpe´s is aboard his ship, and the voyage is further disturbed by the Lady Grace Hale, apparently as unreachable as she is beautiful. Sharpe also has friends, notably a captain of the Royal Navy who is hunting the Revenant and who rescues Sharpe when all seems lost. The hunt turns into a stern chase as the French warship races home, carrying a treaty that could ignite India into a new war against the British. Yet when the Revenant encounters the combined French and Spanish fleet of Cadiz, it seems that Sharpe´s enemies have found safety, even as his enemies on board seem to have him trapped. Yet over the horizon is another fleet, led by Nelson, and Sharpe´s revenge will come in a savage climax when the two armadas meet on a calm October day off Cape Trafalgar. Sharpe´s Trafalgar introduces Richard Sharpe to the horrors of a battle at sea, and finds him at his most ruthless as he struggles not just for revenge, but for the woman he loves. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Paul McGann. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hcuk/000113/bk_hcuk_000113_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The author, Sir Richard Burton, was an irredeemable contrarian, which is one reason he was the adventurer and scholar he was. So he looked at the British Army doctrine for the management of the sword, and realized that the 1874 manual on fencing was the 1845 edition, with the uniforms in the illustrations brought up to 1874's uniforms. So Burton wrote what ´´aspire[d] to be the first Treatise in which the broadsword is scientifically taken in hand.´´ As far as fencing goes, it was a supremely abbreviated training program, apparently intended to impart the bare minimum of competence with the sword in the minimum time. To this end, his emphasis was on 'manchette'; swordplay that targets the opponent's wrist. Not a bad theory, and even somewhat practical for modern fencing. As far as fencing theory, the book has a minor value and interest; manchette. The greater interest is in its place in history. Burton is a character that sheds light on Victorian England, by his actions, and the reactions of his contemporaries to him. The rational and systematic dismembering of the British Army's doctrine, is what's best in Victorian scientific thinking. Of course, he was a notorious troublemaker in his own time, and this book is the product of an expert rebel telling a huge conservative organization, ´´up yours´´. Minor interest for fencing, more interest for students of Victorian history and Richard Burton.