The Marvel Holiday Special

The Marvel Holiday Special
Title The Marvel Holiday Special PDF eBook
Publisher Marvel Comics Group
Pages 0
Release 2004
Genre Comic books, strips, etc
ISBN 9780785116257

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Three new Marvel holiday stories, including a riff on A Christmas Carol starring Spider-Man, plus selections from past holiday issues of Marvel Comics.

The New Sultan

The New Sultan
Title The New Sultan PDF eBook
Author Soner Cagaptay
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing
Pages 324
Release 2017-04-30
Genre History
ISBN 1786722364

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In a world of rising tensions between Russia and the United States, the Middle East and Europe, Sunnis and Shiites, Islamism and liberalism, Turkey is at the epicentre. And at the heart of Turkey is its right-wing populist president, Recep Tayyip Erdo?an. Since 2002, Erdo?an has consolidated his hold on domestic politics while using military and diplomatic means to solidify Turkey as a regional power. His crackdown has been brutal and consistent - scores of journalists arrested, academics officially banned from leaving the country, university deans fired and many of the highest-ranking military officers arrested. In some senses, the nefarious and failed 2016 coup has given Erdo?an the licence to make good on his repeated promise to bring order and stability under a 'strongman'. Here, leading Turkish expert Soner Cagaptay will look at Erdo?an's roots in Turkish history, what he believes in and how he has cemented his rule, as well as what this means for the world. The book will also unpick the 'threats' Erdogan has worked to combat - from the liberal Turks to the Gulen movement, from coup plotters to Kurdish nationalists - all of which have culminated in the crisis of modern Turkey.

God's Inspirational Promises

God's Inspirational Promises
Title God's Inspirational Promises PDF eBook
Author Max Lucado
Publisher Thomas Nelson
Pages 209
Release 2013-05-06
Genre Religion
ISBN 1400323002

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Wherever you are in life, wherever you are in the world, God’s promises remind you that He is always near. God wants us to know He is in the midst of wherever we are, whatever we’re doing. And He does this by speaking directly to us through His Word. The Bible was written to each of our needs, our hopes, and our dreams. With over 1.2 million copies sold, God’s Inspirational Promises is a classic seller now with a brand-new, updated look. The compilation of verses speak specifically to topics we all relate to: living in a lost world, strong personal relationships, wisdom, guidance, worry, grace, and many more. Heartwarming writings from Max’s bestselling works accompany each selection of Scripture.

Atomic Robo

Atomic Robo
Title Atomic Robo PDF eBook
Release 2007
Genre Canadian comic books, strips, etc

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Title Avengers PDF eBook
Author Kurt Busiek
Pages 0
Release 2004-10
Genre Avengers (Fictitious characters)
ISBN 9781401202071

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Superman, Batman, and the other members of the JLA join forces with Captain America, Iron Man, and the many other Avengers to fight a threat so immense it threatens two entire dimensions. Features introductions by Stan Lee and Julie Schwartz as well as a cover gallery by George Pérez and Tom Smith.


Title Worm PDF eBook
Author Mark Bowden
Publisher Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Pages 215
Release 2011-09-27
Genre True Crime
ISBN 0802195121

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From the bestselling author of Black Hawk Down, the gripping story of the Conficker worm—the cyberattack that nearly toppled the world. The Conficker worm infected its first computer in November 2008, and within a month had infiltrated 1.5 million computers in 195 countries. Banks, telecommunications companies, and critical government networks—including British Parliament and the French and German military—became infected almost instantaneously. No one had ever seen anything like it. By January 2009, the worm lay hidden in at least eight million computers, and the botnet of linked computers it had created was big enough that an attack might crash the world. In this “masterpiece” (The Philadelphia Inquirer), Mark Bowden expertly lays out a spellbinding tale of how hackers, researchers, millionaire Internet entrepreneurs, and computer security experts found themselves drawn into a battle between those determined to exploit the Internet and those committed to protecting it.

Good Strategy Bad Strategy

Good Strategy Bad Strategy
Title Good Strategy Bad Strategy PDF eBook
Author Richard Rumelt
Publisher Currency
Pages 338
Release 2011-07-19
Genre Business & Economics
ISBN 0307886239

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Good Strategy/Bad Strategy clarifies the muddled thinking underlying too many strategies and provides a clear way to create and implement a powerful action-oriented strategy for the real world. Developing and implementing a strategy is the central task of a leader. A good strategy is a specific and coherent response to—and approach for—overcoming the obstacles to progress. A good strategy works by harnessing and applying power where it will have the greatest effect. Yet, Rumelt shows that there has been a growing and unfortunate tendency to equate Mom-and-apple-pie values, fluffy packages of buzzwords, motivational slogans, and financial goals with “strategy.” In Good Strategy/Bad Strategy, he debunks these elements of “bad strategy” and awakens an understanding of the power of a “good strategy.” He introduces nine sources of power—ranging from using leverage to effectively focusing on growth—that are eye-opening yet pragmatic tools that can easily be put to work on Monday morning, and uses fascinating examples from business, nonprofit, and military affairs to bring its original and pragmatic ideas to life. The detailed examples range from Apple to General Motors, from the two Iraq wars to Afghanistan, from a small local market to Wal-Mart, from Nvidia to Silicon Graphics, from the Getty Trust to the Los Angeles Unified School District, from Cisco Systems to Paccar, and from Global Crossing to the 2007–08 financial crisis. Reflecting an astonishing grasp and integration of economics, finance, technology, history, and the brilliance and foibles of the human character, Good Strategy/Bad Strategy stems from Rumelt’s decades of digging beyond the superficial to address hard questions with honesty and integrity.