Practise To Deceive

Practise To Deceive

Author by : David Mure
Language : en
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Description : Om engelsk vildledningsvirksomhed og kontraspionage under anden verdenskrig.


Practise To Deceive

Practise To Deceive

Author by : Barton Whaley
Language : en
Publisher by : Naval Institute Press
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Description : Some cultures are clearly more deceptive than others but only during any given slice of time. No single culture has excelled in deceptiveness throughout its history. While the Chinese did rise to the highest level of military deviousness during the time of Sun Tzu (c.350 BC), they had low levels before Master Sun, and afterwards largely lost it during three long periods, only to regain it each time. The most recent Chinese loss was when they fell to the lowest level from the late 1700s until being conquered in 1948 by the stratagemic Chinese Communists (PLA). Thence the PLA has displayed high if not the highest levels of deceptiveness, although there are indications that, beginning in 2002, they are again on the upswing. The levels of guilefulness at any given time can be quite different across the major disciplines of military, domestic politics, foreign diplomacy, and commercial business. Perceived practical considerations of greed and survival do sometimes override religious, moral, or ethical factors to produce deceptive behavior. The levels of guilefulness at any given point in time between any two contemporary armed entities (nations, insurgents, or terrorists) are apt to be asymmetric. Deception sophistication is independent of technological change. Within each culture deception varies widely in its levels of sophistication. High, medium, and low levels were found in every culture at different times and regardless of its level of technology. The reason? Because deception is a mind game, it is played only between or among humans. And this condition will remain as long as machines such as computers lack artificial intelligence. Because deception is a mind game, the variations in guilefulness between opposing individuals or groups can be crucial in deciding the victor in combat.


Practise To Deceive

Practise To Deceive

Author by : David Williams
Language : en
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Description : The cold-blooded murder of Kevin Rees, Auxiliary Nurse at the private Howell Clinic for stroke victims, is greeted with apparent sorrow by all who knew him - well, nearly all. 'A born nurse' is the summation of his professional qualities by colleagues and patients alike. But is Dr. Edwin Howell, maverick neuro-psychiatrist, and co-owner of the clinic set in the shadow of Llandaff's Anglican Cathedral, just saving face when he anxiously divines the crime was the work of a burglar? Only when DCI Merlin Parry rejects such a facile solution and digs deeper into Rees's background do the unsavoury aspects of the young man's life surface. The police investigation reveals details of Rees's time not only at the clinic, but also in the army, at St. Mark's Hospital in London, and more especially with the London Ambulance Service. Was Denis Ingram, the rich and successful industrialist, now a patient at the Howell Clinic, somehow indebted to Rees? And why is Ingram's possibly unfaithful wife intent on deceiving the police about what she knows of Rees - something she has in common with the clinic's matron, as well as the wife of the head gardener, and the paramedic Stacey Fowler? The action moves from Cardiff to a manor house near Chepstow, to London's Festival Hall, and to the Roman Catholic Cathedral in Bristol, along the way directly involving Perdita Jones, Parry's fiance, Lucy, the eldest daughter of DS Gomer Lloyd and a string of crafted characters.


Practise To Deceive

Practise To Deceive

Author by : George Bradshaw
Language : en
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Description : Humorous, ironic anecdotes about forgeries and misunderstandings in the world of art dealers.


Practise To Deceive

Practise To Deceive

Author by : Richard Lockridge
Language : en
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Lexical Processing In Second Language Learners

Lexical Processing In Second Language Learners

Author by : Tess Fitzpatrick
Language : en
Publisher by : Multilingual Matters
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Description : This book presents studies at the cutting edge of second language vocabulary research by authors whose work represents much of the current focus and direction of investigation in this area. Various aspects of L2 lexical processing, acquisition, and storage are explored in a groundbreaking series of relevant and replicable studies.


The Wandering Mind

The Wandering Mind

Author by : Michael C. Corballis
Language : en
Publisher by : University of Chicago Press
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Description : If we’ve done our job well—and, let’s be honest, if we're lucky—you’ll read to the end of this description. Most likely, however, you won’t. Somewhere in the middle of the next paragraph, your mind will wander off. Minds wander. That’s just how it is. That may be bad news for me, but is it bad news for people in general? Does the fact that as much as fifty percent of our waking hours find us failing to focus on the task at hand represent a problem? Michael Corballis doesn’t think so, and with The Wandering Mind, he shows us why, rehabilitating woolgathering and revealing its incredibly useful effects. Drawing on the latest research from cognitive science and evolutionary biology, Corballis shows us how mind-wandering not only frees us from moment-to-moment drudgery, but also from the limitations of our immediate selves. Mind-wandering strengthens our imagination, fueling the flights of invention, storytelling, and empathy that underlie our shared humanity; furthermore, he explains, our tendency to wander back and forth through the timeline of our lives is fundamental to our very sense of ourselves as coherent, continuing personalities. Full of unusual examples and surprising discoveries, The Wandering Mind mounts a vigorous defense of inattention—even as it never fails to hold the reader’s.


Bertie Plays The Blues

Bertie Plays The Blues

Author by : Alexander McCall Smith
Language : en
Publisher by : Hachette UK
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Description : Even down to its well-set Georgian townhouses, Edinburgh is a hymn to measure and harmony. But on Scotland Street, domestic accord is in short supply. Matthew and Elspeth welcome three new arrivals, though the joys of multiple parenthood are somewhat lost due to sleep deprivation and the difficulties of telling their brood apart. Angus and Domenica are to marry, and Domenica has ambitious and disturbing plans for their living arrangements, especially when it appears that Antonia, in Italy recuperating from Stendhal Syndrome, may not return. And little Bertie, feeling blue, puts himself up for adoption on eBay. Can Edinburgh's most deliciously dysfunctional residents forsake discord and learn to dance to the same happy tune?


Master Of The Game

Master Of The Game

Author by : Connie Bruck
Language : en
Publisher by : Simon and Schuster
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Description : Award-winning journalist Connie Bruck’s biography of media mogul Steve Ross captures the highs and lows of Ross’s career in a narrative “as fast-paced as the life it depicts” (Publishers Weekly). Born to Jewish immigrant parents in 1920s Brooklyn, Steven Jay Rechnitz would become an unstoppable force in the world of business, a figure both revered and reviled by those who knew him. His early ventures—a limousine rental service operated under the auspices of his father-in-law’s Manhattan funeral home and a parking lot company whose co-owners harbored dubious connections to the criminal underworld—inspired a taste for substantial risk that was outpaced only by Ross’s success in turning that risk into profit. In a career that spanned both Wall Street and Hollywood, Ross’s mastery of obfuscation, deflection, denial, and his imaginative approach to the law finally culminated in the empire he had long craved: Time Warner, the largest media and entertainment company in the world. Extraordinary in its depth of coverage, startling in its frankness, Master of the Game is a riveting journey through the mind and career of a man who was by turns flamboyant, charismatic, and completely outrageous—an unstoppable force in the pursuit of an outsized dream.


The Deceivers

The Deceivers

Author by : Thaddeus Holt
Language : en
Publisher by : Simon and Schuster
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Description : In World War II, the Allies employed unprecedented methods and practiced the most successful military deception ever seen, meticulously feeding misinformation to Axis intelligence to lead Axis commanders into erroneous action. Thaddeus Holt's elegantly written and comprehensive book is the first to tell the full story behind these operations. Exactly how the Allies engaged in strategic deception has remained secret for decades. Now, with the help of newly declassified material, Holt reveals this secret to the world in a riveting work of historical scholarship. Once the Americans joined the war in 1941, they had much to learn from their British counterparts, who had been honing their deception skills for years. As the war progressed, the British took charge of misinformation efforts in the European theater, while the Americans focused on the Pacific. The Deceivers takes readers from the early British achievements in the Middle East and Europe at the beginning of the war to the massive Allied success of D-Day, American victory in the Pacific theater, and the war's culmination on the brink of an invasion of Japan. Colonel John Bevan, who managed British deception operations from London, described the three essentials to strategic deception as good plans, double agents, and codebreaking, and The Deceivers covers each of these aspects in minute detail. Holt brings to life the little-known men, British and American, who ran Allied deception, such as Bevan, Dudley Clarke, Peter Fleming, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., and Newman Smith. He tracks the development of deception techniques and tells the hitherto unknown story of double agent management and other deception through the American FBI and Joint Security Control. Full of fascinating sources and astounding revelations, The Deceivers is an indispensable volume and an unparalleled contribution to World War II literature.