πŸ“’ Author : Robert Coram
πŸ“’ Publisher : Little, Brown
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2002-11-21
πŸ“’ Pages : 504
πŸ“’ ISBN : 0759527776
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Biography & Autobiography

SYNOPSIS : John Boyd may be the most remarkable unsung hero in all of American military history. Some remember him as the greatest U.S. fighter pilot ever -- the man who, in simulated air-to-air combat, defeated every challenger in less than forty seconds. Some recall him as the father of our country's most legendary fighter aircraft -- the F-15 and F-16. Still others think of Boyd as the most influential military theorist since Sun Tzu. They know only half the story. Boyd, more than any other person, saved fighter aviation from the predations of the Strategic Air Command. His manual of fighter tactics changed the way every air force in the world flies and fights. He discovered a physical theory that forever altered the way fighter planes were designed. Later in life, he developed a theory of military strategy that has been adopted throughout the world and even applied to business models for maximizing efficiency. And in one of the most startling and unknown stories of modern military history, the Air Force fighter pilot taught the U.S. Marine Corps how to fight war on the ground. His ideas led to America's swift and decisive victory in the Gulf War and foretold the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. On a personal level, Boyd rarely met a general he couldn't offend. He was loud, abrasive, and profane. A man of daring, ferocious passion and intractable stubbornness, he was that most American of heroes -- a rebel who cared not for his reputation or fortune but for his country. He was a true patriot, a man who made a career of challenging the shortsighted and self-serving Pentagon bureaucracy. America owes Boyd and his disciples -- the six men known as the "Acolytes" -- a great debt. Robert Coram finally brings to light the remarkable story of a man who polarized all who knew him, but who left a legacy that will influence the military -- and all of America -- for decades to come. ..


πŸ“’ Author : Ruth Scarborough
πŸ“’ Publisher : Mercer University Press
πŸ“’ Release Date : 1997-06-01
πŸ“’ Pages : 212
πŸ“’ ISBN : 0865545553
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Biography & Autobiography

SYNOPSIS : At age 17 Belle Boyd shot and killed a Union soldier; at age 19 she was in a Union prison, a Confederate spy who got caught. A spunky West Virginia girl full of charm and with a zest for adventure, Belle worked among the highest-ranking officers and lowliest foot soldiers of the Civil War with an indomitable spirit that defied Union authority.As a spy Belle Boyd was amateurish, yet she managed to confuse Union officers and convey useful information to Southern military leaders. Southern newspapers dubbed her Joan of Arc of the South, Siren of the Shenandoah, and Cleopatra of the Secession, while Northern reporters referred to her as camp follower, the most overrated spy, and insincere courtesan. French newspapers, meanwhile, reported the exploits of La Belle Rebelle.Like many historical figures, Belle Boyd may appear in retrospect larger than life, but in this delightful biography her life is portrayed within the limits of its actual dimensions.


πŸ“’ Author : Juan Francisco Elices Agudo
πŸ“’ Publisher : Peter Lang
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2006
πŸ“’ Pages : 259
πŸ“’ ISBN : 3039106910
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Literary Criticism

SYNOPSIS : This study explores five major narratives of Ghanian-born novelist William Boyd from a satiric point of view. Boyd's novels and short stories take up some of the particular traits of satire, a genre which has gradually lost the impact it had in the eighteenth century. This book analyses the satiric spirit of four novels and one short story: "A Good Man in Africa, An Ice-Cream War, Stars and Bars, Armadillo "and" "-The Destiny of Nathalie 'X'-. It looks at the way Boyd approaches crucial events in twentieth-century history and how he unmasks the follies that underlay most of them. It also deals with issues such as the effects of British colonialism in Africa, the superficiality of Hollywood's film industry and the shortcomings of modern urban civilisation. The theoretical framework of this study is based on the analysis of recent satire criticism."


πŸ“’ Author : danah boyd
πŸ“’ Publisher : Yale University Press
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2014-02-25
πŸ“’ Pages : 281
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9780300166439
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Social Science

SYNOPSIS : What is new about how teenagers communicate through services such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram? Do social media affect the quality of teens’ lives? In this eye-opening book, youth culture and technology expert danah boyd uncovers some of the major myths regarding teens' use of social media. She explores tropes about identity, privacy, safety, danger, and bullying. Ultimately, boyd argues that society fails young people when paternalism and protectionism hinder teenagers’ ability to become informed, thoughtful, and engaged citizens through their online interactions. Yet despite an environment of rampant fear-mongering, boyd finds that teens often find ways to engage and to develop a sense of identity. Boyd’s conclusions are essential reading not only for parents, teachers, and others who work with teens but also for anyone interested in the impact of emerging technologies on society, culture, and commerce in years to come. Offering insights gleaned from more than a decade of original fieldwork interviewing teenagers across the United States, boyd concludes reassuringly that the kids are all right. At the same time, she acknowledges that coming to terms with life in a networked era is not easy or obvious. In a technologically mediated world, life is bound to be complicated.


πŸ“’ Author : Germaine M. Reed
πŸ“’ Publisher : LSU Press
πŸ“’ Release Date : 1977-12-01
πŸ“’ Pages : 348
πŸ“’ ISBN : 0807124699
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Biography & Autobiography

SYNOPSIS : David Boyd's biography is the story of one man's dedicated struggle to protect and preserve Louisiana's fledgling state university from the cumulative effects of war, Reconstruction, political hostility, and parochial greed. Boyd fought hard to promote his vision of higher education among a largely antagonistic or apathetic citizenry. He died, bitter and disillusioned, in 1899, without realizing his dream. But his life was not wasted. Clearly those who governed the university in more prosperous days owned much of their success to the devotion and self-sacrifice of this heroic figure.


πŸ“’ Author : Brian Bruce
πŸ“’ Publisher : The University of Akron Press
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2006
πŸ“’ Pages : 188
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9781931968331
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Biography & Autobiography

SYNOPSIS : Mentored by F. Scott Fitzgerald and Sinclair Lewis and published under the renowned Scribner editor Maxwell Perkins, Thomas Boyd attained only modest success as a novelist and biographer. He is known most widely for his World War I novel Through the Wheat, which critics, praising its realistic depiction of war and battle, compared to the Red Badge of Courage. How does a writer like Boyd, with his prominent literary friends, political ideals, professional aspirations, complicated personal life, and early death, fall so easily into obscurity? In this first full biography of Thomas Boyd, Brian Bruce explores the events of Boyd's life and rescues him from the realm of insignificance. The 1920s were a magical and very attractive time for critics and historians of American literature. Hollywood and the radio would soon end the careers enjoyed by many writers, like Boyd, and the nature of the book market would change forever in ways that mark the novel's descent from a privileged position of cultural importance or influence. Richly based on correspondence, this book not only illuminates a forgotten writer, but also captures the publishing world at a mercurial peak.


πŸ“’ Author : Henry Alexander Campbell
πŸ“’ Publisher :
πŸ“’ Release Date : 1808
πŸ“’ Pages : 62
πŸ“’ ISBN : STANFORD:36105044156599
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Dueling

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πŸ“’ Author : Mauro Baracco
πŸ“’ Publisher : Routledge
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2017-01-20
πŸ“’ Pages : 238
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9781317062073
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Architecture

SYNOPSIS : Australian architect Robin Boyd (1919–1971) advocated tirelessly for the voice of Australian architects so that there could be an architecture that might speak to Australian conditions and sensibilities.His legacy continues in the work of contemporary Australian architects yet also prompts a way forward for architecture particularly in relationship to the landscapes they inhabit through a quality of continuous space found in his work where the buildings are spatially reliant and sympathetic to the places they occupy. A selection of 22 projects are documented comprehensively in this book for the first time. This slice through Boyd’s body of work reveals a gifted, complex and contemporary thinker.


πŸ“’ Author : Nate Hendley
πŸ“’ Publisher : James Lorimer & Company
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2013-09-15
πŸ“’ Pages : 120
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9781459405479
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : History

SYNOPSIS : 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.


πŸ“’ Author : Nathan C. Vance
πŸ“’ Publisher : Lulu.com
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2013-08
πŸ“’ Pages : 190
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9781483402871
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category :

SYNOPSIS : After a long, successful fighting career, Iron Boyd Burgess decides to retire and settle in the small town of Truth or Consequences, New Mexico. Unfortunately, the quiet life he hopes for doesn't materialize. When trouble hits (and there's a lot of trouble in this town), Boyd is usually the first one on the scene. This doesn't sit too well with local, long-tenured sheriff Butch Ray. When Boyd stumbles upon the trail of a series of brutal murders taking place nearby in the sands of New Mexico, he decides to find the killer. Sheriff Ray warns him to stop playing detective, but Boyd doesn't back down from fights, and this one is no exception. He's not about to let innocent lives be lost due to the sheriff's incompetence. The deeper into the investigation he gets, however, the more Boyd wonders if the sheriff is involved somehow. But how will he prove it without getting himself killed? One thing's for sure: Boyd is about to find what evils reside under the desert sun.