Winning Tennis with the Tactical Point Control System:How to Win Tennis Points Against Any Opponent John Ruder
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.
The story of how one man took on the state department - and won. ´´Green Card Warrior is a must read.´´ (President Donald Trump)Nick Adams had it all: charisma, energy, a promising TV career, a new organization, and an approved green card petition. The world was at his feet.Then came the unexpected sabotage and political persecution from one individual. It began a spiral of destruction - finances, family, health, and career. He almost lost it all.Green Card Warrior is an explosive and startling exposé into the world of legal immigration and what many must endure to come to America. Rising conservative star Nick Adams reveals how he was persecuted by the Obama administration and offers an incisive critique of the immigration system - both legal and illegal. This eye-opening account shows how the Obama administration has broken new ground in its intimidation and harassment of political opponents, now using its State Department to screen and select immigrants based on their politics. In Green Card Warrior, Adams recounts his personal tale, setting it against the larger story of the broken legal immigration system and the unfairness of illegal immigration in America today. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nick Adams. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/145344/bk_acx0_145344_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
What happens when South Africa?s tumultuous political life becomes entangled in the courts of law? Throughout the past 50 years, the courts have been a battleground for contesting political forces as more and more conflicts that were once fought in Parliament or in streets, or through strikes and media campaigns, find their way to the judiciary. Certainly, the legal system was used by both the apartheid state and its opponents. But it is in the post-apartheid era, and in particular under the rule of President Jacob Zuma, that we have witnessed a dramatic increase in ?lawfare?: the migration of politics to the courts. The authors show through a series of case studies how just about every aspect of political life ends up in court: the arms deal, the demise of the Scorpions, the Cabinet reshuffle, the expulsion of the EFF from Parliament, the nuclear procurement process, the Cape Town mayor ? the list goes on and on. This book offers a highly readable analysis of some of the most widely publicised and decisive instances of lawfare. It argues that while it is good that the judiciary is able to shoulder the burden of supporting democracy, it is showing signs of immense strain under the present deluge of political cases. Whether the courts will survive this strain undamaged remains to be seen.
The Reggiane Re.2001 Falco II was an Italian fighter aircraft. With its flexible design, it proved to be able to undertake a number of roles, from convoy escort to night fighter. Thanks to its maneuverability, it could dogfight with more powerful opponents like the British Supermarine Spitfire.Designed to be used with the popular air combat game system created by Andrea Angiolino and Pier Giorgio Paglia, each WW2 Wings of Glory Airplane Pack is a ready-to-play model, painted and assembled, 100% compatible with any other WW2 Wings of Glory game product.In each pack you will find all you need to play with the airplane: a special base with gaming stats, a variable altitude flying stand, and a specific deck of maneuver cards.
Wings of Glory is a game system that allows players to recreate aerial combat during World War I and II, using cards and miniatures to represent the airplanes and their maneuvers. In Wings of Glory players will control one or more airplanes, taking to the skies to engage their opponents in aerial duels, or trying to accomplish a specific mission, such as recon, escort, or bombing.This WW1 Wings of Glory Rules and Accessories Pack is a complete game system, that includes all the rules and accessories necessary to play the WW1 version of the game system. Players will find the core WW1 rules system presented in a beautiful 48-pages color booklet Basic, Standard, Advanced, and a wealth of Optional rules. Also included are all the rules and counters necessary to use special models (such as multi-engine bombers and balloons) and special weapons (anti-aircraft, rockets and incendiary bullets).The pack also features four decks of Damage Cards (A, B, C, D), Target, Trench, Machine Gun, Anti Aircraft Guns and Bomb cards, four airplane consoles, two rulers and counters.
From the bestselling author of The Neon Lawyer comes a page-turning thriller about a scrappy lawyer and his fight for justice.Personal injury attorney Peter Game has a reputation: cynical, untroubled by ethics, and willing to take any case, anytime, in his pursuit of the win. He dreams of a sweetheart score that’ll make his name and net him millions. Then comes the lightning rod: a school shooting just outside of Salt Lake City. His client: the devastated mother of one of the victims.What she wants is understandable - just not simple: to sue the manufacturers of the automatic weapon used in the mass killing. Game’s opponent, brilliant lawyer Brennen Garvin, is the least of his problems: the entire legal system, influenced by decades of pressure from powerful gun lobbies, is stacked against him.For Game, this is the case of a lifetime. He’s just not sure his trademark rules will work in his favor. And he’s not sure he wants them to. As Game’s lust for victory gives way to a hunger for justice, he could lose everything - or win back his soul. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Will Damron. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/011067/bk_brll_011067_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Climb aboard your trusty steed and lift off for the race of your life! The players race their dragons on a course in a deep and winding canyon. You have some magic to use to aid your cause, or hinder your opponents, but the real test is your skill at maneuvering your dragon through the course to reach the finish line ahead of the others. Players choose their speeds on each round secretly, but then must move at that speed, even if other dragons or canyon walls are in the way.The movement system gives players more maneuverability at lower speeds than at higher, so you cannot turn your dragon on a dime unless you are going very slowly - an important consideration in those hairpin turns!The track is made of two-sided tiles, so players can design their own races and change them every race to keep things fun and exciting!
The commercial exploitation of Sierra Leonean diamonds began in the early 1930s, in the Kono District in the east of the country. The first discoveries had been made by a British-held concern called Consolidated African Selection Trust, or CAST, in which a British shareholder body, Selection Trust Limited, shared a significant interest with the diamond giant, De Beers. Transparency, of course, was not by any means absolute, but under British colonial oversight, the movement of diamonds out of the country was regulated and royalties channeled reasonably appropriately. In the past, all diamond mining in Sierra Leone had fallen under the control of the Sierra Leone Selection Trust - or SLST - a private investor body with exclusive rights to mine diamonds in Sierra Leone. By the mid-1950s and 1960s, illegal and illicit mining had taken over large areas of production. Figures vary, but by the 1960s, one can assume a figure of upwards of 100,000 illegal miners, both domestic and foreign, were active in the Kono District. Armed groups began to appear, challenging private SLST security, eventually fermenting a situation of anarchy under which regulated and taxed diamond production diminished to a trickle. Naturally, the corruption was at its most pervasive and creative surrounding diamonds. The industry was effectively criminalized, becoming the basis of a patrimonial shadow system geared toward sustaining wealth and power at its center. Distrustful of his own countrymen and tribal opponents, Stevens handed off much of the day-to-day business of diamonds to Lebanese businessmen who had been a somewhat anomalous presence in Sierra Leone since the end of the 19th century. From a peak of over two million carats officially exported in 1970, legitimate diamond exports dropped to 595,000 carats in 1980 and 48,000 carats in 1988. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Colin Fluxman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/105169/bk_acx0_105169_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From best-selling crime novelist (and deputy district attorney) William P. Wood... A killer so savage (and so sly) that the brutal frenzy of his crimes makes an unassailable insanity defense - such is the opponent facing Tony Fraser, a young district attorney willing to risk anything, everything, for a sentence of death. Plotted against by court psychiatrists, tormented by vanishing evidence and fugitive witnesses, his own wife a target, Fraser finds himself checkmated by the accused - until he seizes an opportunity to go beyond the letter of the law. To experience the final, stunning climax of Rampage is to thrill to the tensions of a high-stakes capital case, to go behind the scenes of our justice system, and to find a dark and terrifying clockwork there. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John McLain. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/019109/bk_adbl_019109_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.