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In the Firing Line

In the Firing Line

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: UNSW Press
  • ISBN: 1742241026
  • Category: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • Page: 188
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Ed Cowan, opening left-hand batsman for Tasmania, has always been a bit of a scribbler. It started with to-do lists and notes to self, but then he started keeping a cricket diary - a 'batting bible' with thoughts on the game, other players, motivational philosophies and records of performances. The diary has become so much a part of his routine that he admits to being a little upset if he can't see it in his cricket bag. Other cricketers have found the habit a little odd. But for Cowan it's been a way of keeping an uncluttered head and making sense of the game. In the Firing Line, based on the

In the Firing Line

In the Firing Line

Politics, Faith, Power and Forgiveness

  • Author: Brian Mawhinney
  • Publisher: Harpercollins Pub Limited
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 270
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He became John Major's most trusted lieutenant, and held a unique and trusted place at the very heart of the crumbling Conservative government. These are Brian Mawhinney's observations of the final weeks of power and his understanding of the reasons for their defeat at the polls. This memoir reveals a man schooled in the art of political controversy. Finding himself in the rare position of being an Irishman serving in the Northern Ireland office, he quickly learnt to look after himself in the heated and entrenched conflict. Later, as a senior government minister, he gained a reputation as a political bruiser. However, another side to Brian Mawhinney is revealed, beliefs that were to drive much of his ambition and political philosophy. As a committed Christian he had to face up to the "interference" of the established Church and the Evangelical leaders with whom he had much sympathy.

Four Years on the Firing Line

Four Years on the Firing Line

  • Author: James Cooper Nisbet
  • Publisher: Franklin Classics Trade Press
  • ISBN: 9780344412875
  • Category:
  • Page: 462
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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. To ensure a quality reading experience, this work has been proofread and republished using a format that seamlessly blends the original graphical elements with text in an easy-to-read typeface. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

In the Firing Line

In the Firing Line

  • Author: Craig Rennie
  • Publisher: Christian Focus
  • ISBN: 9781845507206
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 175
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Doug's career is taking a nose dive but is something else going on behind the scenes? Is there a sinister plot that cares nothing about whether people live or die?

Godiva in the Firing Line

Godiva in the Firing Line

  • Author: Robert Appleton
  • Publisher: Damnation Books
  • ISBN: 161572043X
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 47
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The strength of the pack is the wolf, and the strength of the wolf is the pack! Join Godiva Randall, the beautiful daughter of a powerful politician, as she puts her paratrooper unit's motto to the test. A delicate truce on Hoarfrost's icy moon is about to explode, and blood will be spilled. This is the moment Lupine Corps has trained for-combat against a nightmarish alien foe, light-years from home. But Godiva and her best friend, Dash Collingwood, are secretly in love. All mixed-gender combat units must take Celiba-ia pill that suppresses sexuality-under threat of court-martial. Its performance record is amazing. The military swears by it. But it's a lonely war so far from home. What if they skipped a dose, just this once? One night for themselves. What's the worst that could happen?

Army Boys on the Firing Line, Or, Holding Back the German Drive

Army Boys on the Firing Line, Or, Holding Back the German Drive

  • Author: Homer Randall
  • Publisher: Library of Alexandria
  • ISBN: 1465522964
  • Category: Children's stories, American
  • Page: 216
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The Firing Line

The Firing Line

  • Author: Robert W. (Robert William) Chambers
  • Publisher: tredition
  • ISBN: 3847203568
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 420
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This book is part of the TREDITION CLASSICS series. The creators of this series are united by passion for literature and driven by the intention of making all public domain books available in printed format again - worldwide. At tredition we believe that a great book never goes out of style. Several mostly non-profit literature projects provide content to tredition. To support their good work, tredition donates a portion of the proceeds from each sold copy. As a reader of a TREDITION CLASSICS book, you support our mission to save many of the amazing works of world literature from oblivion.

On the Military Firing Line in the Alcoholism Treatment Program

On the Military Firing Line in the Alcoholism Treatment Program

The Air Force Sergeant Who Beat Alcoholism and Taught Others to Do the Same

  • Author: Sgt Bill S,Glenn F. Chesnut, Ph.D.
  • Publisher: iUniverse
  • ISBN: 0595283829
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 364
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An insightful, very readable book. The father of military alcoholism treatment tells about his own life and recovery from alcoholism, and describes how he set up the first officially sanctioned military treatment programs for alcoholics in the 1940s and 50s, when the Alcoholics Anonymous movement was first spreading across the United States. A survivor of the attack on Pearl Harbor, he almost died after the war from his own out-of-control drinking. Using his own recovery as a guide, he persuaded the Air Force to appoint him full time to working with other alcoholics. The success story which he and psychiatrist Dr. Louis Jolyon West related in the American Journal of Psychiatry in 1956 was distributed all across the country by the National Council on Alcoholism.If you think that you may have a problem with alcohol or drugs yourself, this book can save your life. The author describes in simple terms the processes which drive people to drink and use drugs, and the route to recovery. He talks about genetics, physical addiction, and the social and psychological pressures which produce subconscious conflicts and massive guilt in alcohol and drug abusers. For mental health professionals, he discusses the relationship between the twelve step program and basic psychiatric principles, and shows how the professionals and the A.A. and N.A. groups can work together to produce impressive recovery rates.This A.A. old-timer (fifty-five years sober) also talks about his early mentor Mrs. Marty Mann, the first woman to gain long-term sobriety in A.A. He describes his conversations with Sister Ignatia and the good old-timers in Akron, Ohio, his work with the noted alcohol researcher E. M. Jellinek at the Yale School of Alcohol Studies, and the way early A.A. meetings were organized and conducted. His book is a lasting monument to those early years, when it was first discovered that alcoholics could be saved.

Firing Line

Firing Line

  • Author: Richard Holmes
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • ISBN: 9781844139330
  • Category: Soldiers
  • Page: 448
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A wide-ranging and powerfully incisive study of the military experience, Firing Line attempts to grasp the very nature of war.It draws on written accounts of war over the past two centuries, and on the spoken recollections of veterans from two World Wars, from Korea, Vietnam, the Falklands and the Arab-Israeli conflicts. It builds an astonishing picture of what motivates the soldier and enables him to maintain the struggle in conditions of physical and mental degradation. It reveals the humiliation of basic training, the soldier's attitude to fear, the compelling effect of personal leadership, the drive for sex and loot, and the elixir of comradeship.Here is a totality of what Richard Holmes describes as the most passionate drama of all.

Life, Death, and Growing Up on the Western Front

Life, Death, and Growing Up on the Western Front

  • Author: Anthony Fletcher
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • ISBN: 0300198566
  • Category: History
  • Page: 352
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DIV This book was inspired by the author’s discovery of an extraordinary cache of letters from a soldier who was killed on the Western Front during the First World War. The soldier was his grandfather, and the letters had been tucked away, unread and unmentioned for many decades. Intrigued by the heartbreak and history of these family letters, Fletcher sought out the correspondence of other British soldiers who had volunteered for the fight against Germany. This resulting volume offers a vivid account of the physical and emotional experiences of seventeen British soldiers whose letters survive. Drawn from different regiments, social backgrounds, and areas of England and Scotland, they include twelve officers and five ordinary “Tommies.”/div DIV /div DIV The book explores the training, journey to France, fear, shellshock, and life in the trenches as well as the leisure, love, and home leave the soldiers dreamed of. Fletcher discusses the psychological responses of 17- and 18-year-old men facing appalling realities and considers the particular pressures on those who survived their fallen comrades. While acknowledging the horror and futility the soldiers of the Great War experienced, the author shows another side to the story, focusing new attention on the loyal comradeship, robust humor, and strong morale that uplifted the men at the Front and created a powerful bond among them./div