Boyd

Boyd
Author: Robert Coram
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780759527775
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Release: 2002-11-21
Editor: Hachette+ORM
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The acclaimed author of Brute recounts the life of the veteran U.S. Air Force pilot and innovative military strategist in this biography. John Boyd was arguably the greatest fighter pilot in American history. From the proving ground of the Korean War, he went on to win renown as the instructor who defeated—in less than forty seconds—every pilot who challenged him. But what made Boyd a man for the ages was what happened after he left the cockpit. A fighter on the ground as well as in the air, Boyd was relentless, brilliant, stubborn, and virtually always right. He managed to transform almost single-handedly the way military aircraft, particularly the F-15 and F-16, were designed. He then dedicated many lonely years to a radical theory of conflict that at the time was mostly ignored but now informs military activity around the globe and is acclaimed as the most influential thinking about conflict since Sun Tzu’s The Art of War. Praise for Boyd “Boyd could not be more welcome. . . . It should be required reading for every American citizen.” —Washington Post Book World “This engrossing biography should definitely be on the bedside table of all our current military leadership.” —Andrew Cockburn, Los Angeles Times Book Review “A stunning biography . . . Coram traces how Boyd’s ideas percolated into key centers of civilian and military decision making and led to a swift and decisive victory in Operation Desert Storm, and how his maneuverist doctrine foretold the type of terrorist tactics used on September 11.” —Martin Edwin Andersen, Insight

Edwin Alonzo Boyd

Edwin Alonzo Boyd
Author: Brian Vallee
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9780385674393
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Release: 2011-12-14
Editor: Doubleday Canada
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A Second World War veteran and the son of a policmen, Edwin Alonzo Boyd seemed an unlikely condidate for the role of master criminal. But before his career as a bandit was ended in 1952, the glamorously handsome Boyd cut a swath through 11 Toronto-area banks, stealing thousands of dollars and igniting two manhunts of unprecedented scope. When he and his confederates escaped not once but twice from Toronto's Don Jail, the Boyd Gang created headlines across North America and became an enduring Canadian legend. Eventually recaptured and sentenced to life imprisonment, Edwin Alonzo Boyd was paroled in 1966. Since then he has lived under as assumed identity, but he willingly shared his memories with best selling author Brian Vallee, resulting in this gripping account of Boyd's dubious career. Numerous others--including Boyd's former wife and various police officers involved with the Boyd Gang--also spoke candidly to the author. Edwin Alonzo Boyd: The Story of the Notorious Boyd Gang sheds light on a unique fragment of our history, rich with details of Depression-era and postwar Canada and alive with the insights and memories of those who lived this true-life cops-and-robbers drama.

Convex Optimization

Convex Optimization
Author: Stephen Boyd,Stephen P. Boyd,Lieven Vandenberghe
Pages: 716
ISBN: 0521833787
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Release: 2004-03-08
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A comprehensive introduction to the tools, techniques and applications of convex optimization.

The Jesus Legend

The Jesus Legend
Author: Paul Rhodes Eddy,Gregory A. Boyd
Pages: 479
ISBN: 9780801031144
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Release: 2007-08-01
Editor: Baker Academic
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Confronts the "legendary Jesus" case, showing how the Synoptic Gospels are the most historically probable representation of the actual Jesus of history.

Trio

Trio
Author: William Boyd
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780593318249
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Release: 2021-01-19
Editor: Knopf
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From the award-winning, best-selling author comes a rollicking novel with a dark undertow, set around three unforgettable individuals and a doomed movie set. A producer. A novelist. An actress. It's summer 1968--a time of war and assassinations, protests and riots. While the world is reeling, our trio is involved in making a disaster-plagued, Swingin' Sixties British movie in sunny Brighton. All are leading secret lives. As the movie shoot zigs and zags, these layers of secrets become increasingly more untenable. Pressures build inexorably. The FBI and CIA get involved. Someone is going to crack--or maybe they all will. From one of Britain's best loved writers comes an exhilarating, tender novel--by turns hilarious and heartbreaking--that asks the vital questions: What makes life worth living? And what do you do if you find it isn't?

History of the Boyd Family and Descendants

History of the Boyd Family and Descendants
Author: William Philip Boyd
Pages: 507
ISBN: WISC:89062855606
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Release: 1912
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Alvin Boyd Kuhn s Collection

Alvin Boyd Kuhn s Collection
Author: Alvin Boyd Kuhn
Pages: 246
ISBN: 1461182670
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Release: 2011-05-13
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Alvin Boyd Kuhn's Collection Includes: MAN'S TWO BIRTHS: ZODICAL SYMBOLISM IN THE GOSPEL OF LUKE THE LOST MEANING OF DEATH THE GREAT MYTH of the SUN-GODS MARY MAGDALENE and Her Seven Devils PLATONIC PHILOSOPHY IN THE BIBLE PRAYER AND HEALING THE RED SEA IS YOUR BLOOD THE ROOT OF ALL RELIGION SPIRITUAL SYMBOLISM of the SUN AND MOON THE STABLE AND THE MANGER THROUGH SCIENCE TO RELIGION THE TREE OF KNOWLEDGE

Introduction to Applied Linear Algebra

Introduction to Applied Linear Algebra
Author: Stephen Boyd,Lieven Vandenberghe
Pages: 500
ISBN: 9781316518960
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Release: 2018-06-07
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A groundbreaking introduction to vectors, matrices, and least squares for engineering applications, offering a wealth of practical examples.

Edwin Alonzo Boyd

Edwin Alonzo Boyd
Author: Nate Hendley
Pages: 120
ISBN: 9781551539683
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Release: 2003-08-26
Editor: James Lorimer & Company
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Edwin Boyd woke up, rolled out of bed, and got ready to rob his first bank. He began his preparations by disguising himself. He shoved wads of cotton into his cheeks and nostrils, smeared black mascara on his eyebrows, and rubbed rouge on his cheeks. This book will be especially fascinating for all readers interested in: history, biography, true crime. Toronto's dashing "Gentleman Bank Robber" was a charismatic felon who masterminded a series of daring robberies with his legendary gang. The most famous bank robber Canada has ever produced was responsible for a three-year crime spree which caught the public's imagination and made him an instant celebrity.

Cross Vision

Cross Vision
Author: Gregory A. Boyd
Pages: 292
ISBN: 9781506420745
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Release: 2017-08-15
Editor: Fortress Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Renowned pastor-theologian Gregory A. Boyd tackles the Bible’s biggest dilemma. The Old Testament God of wrath and violence versus the New Testament God of love and peace—it’s a difference that has troubled Christians since the first century. Now, with the sensitivity of a pastor and the intellect of a theologian, Gregory A. Boyd proposes the “cruciform hermeneutic,” a way to read the Old Testament portraits of God through the lens of Jesus’ crucifixion. In Cross Vision, Boyd follows up on his epic and groundbreaking study, The Crucifixion of the Warrior God. He shows how the death and resurrection of Jesus reframes the troubling violence of the Old Testament, how all of Scripture reveals God’s self-sacrificial love, and, most importantly, how we can follow Jesus’ example of peace.

Thirst for Justice

Thirst for Justice
Author: David R. Boyd
Pages: 280
ISBN: 9781773054919
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Release: 2020-10-27
Editor: ECW Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

For readers of John Grisham and William Deverell comes a political thriller ripped from today’s headlines. Lawyer and environmental activist David R. Boyd writes a riveting thriller about the psychological toll of a humanitarian crisis. Filled with tension and courtroom drama, Thirst for Justice will have you questioning what you believe about right versus wrong. Michael MacDougall is a talented trauma surgeon whose life in Seattle is slowly unraveling. Frustrated as an ER doctor and with his marriage in trouble, he volunteers with a medical aid charity in the Congo. Disconsolate at the lives he cannot save in the desperate conditions of the region, he is shattered by a roadside confrontation with the mercenary Mai Mai that results in unthinkable losses. Back home in Seattle, he is haunted by his experiences in Africa and what he sees as society’s failure to provide humanitarian aid to those who most desperately need it. Locked in a downward spiral, he becomes obsessed with making his government listen to him and dreams up an act of terrorism to shock his nation awake. Activist and lawyer David Boyd’s debut novel is a taut political thriller that begs the question: how far is too far when you’re seeking justice?

Vladimir Nabokov

Vladimir Nabokov
Author: Brian Boyd
Pages: 619
ISBN: 9780691024707
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Release: 1993-01-31
Editor: Princeton University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Cited as one of the best books of 1990 by The New York Times and Time magazine, this major biography describes Nabokov's escape from Russia, his education at Cambridge, and his impoverished years in Germany and France, until the coming of Hitler forced him to flee to the United States with his wife and son. 56 halftones.

Restless

Restless
Author: William Boyd
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780307375346
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Release: 2010-01-08
Editor: Vintage Canada
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Sally Gilmartin can’t escape her past. Living in the idyllic English countryside in 1976, Sally is haunted by her experiences during the Second World War. She also suspects someone is trying to kill her. With mounting fear, Sally confides with her daughter Ruth; a woman struggling with her own past. Sally drops a bombshell. She is actually Eva Delectorskaya, a Russian émigré recruited as a spy by the British prior to the Second World War. For the past thirty years, Eva has led a second life hiding from the ghosts of her past. Eva reveals her secret to her daughter through a series of written chapters for a planned book. As Ruth delves into her mother’s writing, she learns the shocking truth. Eva was recruited in Paris prior to the Second World War, following the death of her brother Kolia; also a British spy. Taught by an enigmatic spymaster named Lucas Romer, Eva learned the art of espionage and was made part of a unit specializing in media manipulation. Above all, she was taught ‘Rule Number One’ of spying: trust no one — a rule broken when she and Romer began a dangerous love affair. The affair had tragic consequences. In 1941, Eva and Romer were assigned to the United States. They were given the task of manipulating the American media into motivating the public to support entry into the war on the Allied side. While in New York, Eva’s affair with Romer set in motion events that culminated in her betrayal and her flight from the British Secret Services. She found eventual refuge in a new life as Sally Gilmartin. Thirty years later, Eva’s identity unravels with her confession to her daughter. Ruth struggles with the truth, and her own recent past fills her with self-doubt and insecurity. A failed relationship in Germany resulted in a son and an eventual return to England. Her mother’s confession leads Ruth to the realization that her mother is entangling her in one final mission — a showdown with Eva’s past betrayer. Restless twists and turns through the double life of one remarkable woman. Through Eva’s life, William Boyd asks the intriguing question — How well do we truly know someone?

Inside the Box

Inside the Box
Author: Drew Boyd,Jacob Goldenberg
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781451659290
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Release: 2014-06-10
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"This counterintuitive and powerfully effective approach to creativity demonstrates how every corporation and organization can develop an innovative culture. The traditional attitude toward creativity in the American business world is to 'think outside the box'-- to brainstorm without restraint in hopes of coming up with a breakthrough idea, often in moments of crisis. Sometimes it works, but it's a problem-specific solution that does nothing to engender creative thinking more generally. 'Inside the Box' demonstrates Systematic Inventive Thinking (SIT), which systemizes creativity as part of the corporate culture."--Provided by publisher.

Benefit of the Doubt

Benefit of the Doubt
Author: Gregory A. Boyd
Pages: 272
ISBN: 0801014921
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Release: 2013-09-15
Editor: Baker Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In Benefit of the Doubt, influential theologian, pastor, and bestselling author Gregory Boyd invites readers to embrace a faith that doesn't strive for certainty, but rather for commitment in the midst of uncertainty. Boyd rejects the idea that a person's faith is as strong as it is certain. In fact, he makes the case that doubt can enhance faith and that seeking certainty is harming many in today's church. Readers who wrestle with their faith will welcome Boyd's message that experiencing a life-transforming relationship with Christ is possible, even with unresolved questions about the Bible, theology, and ethics. Boyd shares stories of his own painful journey, and stories of those to whom he has ministered, with a poignant honesty that will resonate with readers of all ages.

Science Strategy and War

Science  Strategy and War
Author: Frans P. B. Osinga
Pages: 313
ISBN: 0415459524
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Release: 2007-09
Editor: Taylor & Francis US
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

John Boyd is often known exclusively for the so-called 'OODA' loop model he developed. This model refers to a decision-making process and to the idea that military victory goes to the side that can complete the cycle from observation to action the fastest. This book aims to redress this state of affairs and re-examines John Boyd's original contribution to strategic theory. By highlighting diverse sources that shaped Boyd's thinking, and by offering a comprehensive overview of Boyd's work, this volume demonstrates that the common interpretation of the meaning of Boyd's OODA loop concept is incomplete. It also shows that Boyd's work is much more comprehensive, richer and deeper than is generally thought. With his ideas featuring in the literature on Network Centric Warfare, a key element of the US and NATO's so-called 'military transformation' programmes, as well as in the debate on Fourth Generation Warfare, Boyd continues to exert a strong influence on Western military thinking. Dr Osinga demonstrates how Boyd's work can helps us to understand the new strategic threats in the post- 9/11 world, and establishes why John Boyd should be regarded as one of the most important (post)modern strategic theorists.

It s Complicated

It s Complicated
Author: Danah Boyd
Pages: 281
ISBN: 9780300166316
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Release: 2014-02-25
Editor: Yale University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Surveys the online social habits of American teens and analyzes the role technology and social media plays in their lives, examining common misconceptions about such topics as identity, privacy, danger, and bullying.

Fascination

Fascination
Author: William Boyd
Pages: 208
ISBN: 0241957265
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Release: 2011
Editor: Penguin Books, Limited (UK)
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

'Life-affirming . . . like a great rock'n'roll album' Herald Sixteen masterpieces of short fiction from one of today's most original storytellers 'A must-read . . . every one of the sixteen stories has the patina of craftsmanship. The inventiveness of the storytelling holds the attention throughout' Sunday Telegraph 'Boyd's remarkable gift is to convince us of the roundness, the existence of his characters from the very first sentence. Compelling' The Times 'Probably the best short-story writer at work today. As wide-ranging as ever in subject matter and style, the collection shifts from nineteenth-century Russia to Second World War Los Angeles to modern-day Eastbourne. Funny, poignant and always authentic' Esquire 'Perfectly formed snapshots of life at its most mystifying' Daily Mail 'Boyd achieves his best writing, observing tiny moments of love, lust and epiphany with extraordinary sensitivity' Spectator 'Slick, sly and consistently entertaining' Literary Review

Linear Matrix Inequalities in System and Control Theory

Linear Matrix Inequalities in System and Control Theory
Author: Stephen Boyd,Laurent El Ghaoui,Eric Feron,Venkataramanan Balakrishnan
Pages: 193
ISBN: 1611970776
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Release: 1994
Editor: SIAM
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In this book the authors reduce a wide variety of problems arising in system and control theory to a handful of convex and quasiconvex optimization problems that involve linear matrix inequalities. These optimization problems can be solved using recently developed numerical algorithms that not only are polynomial-time but also work very well in practice; the reduction therefore can be considered a solution to the original problems. This book opens up an important new research area in which convex optimization is combined with system and control theory, resulting in the solution of a large number of previously unsolved problems.

Restless

Restless
Author: William Boyd
Pages: 325
ISBN: 0747586209
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Release: 2007-01
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

It is 1939. Eva Delectorskaya is a beautiful 28-year-old Russian émigrée living in Paris. As war breaks out she is recruited for the British Secret Service by Lucas Romer, a mysterious Englishman, and under his tutelage she learns to become the perfect spy, to mask her emotions and trust no one, including those she loves most. Since the war, Eva has carefully rebuilt her life as a typically English wife and mother. But once a spy, always a spy. Now she must complete one final assignment, and this time Eva can't do it alone: she needs her daughter's help.