Scholars and historians offer several theories for the crippling losses suffered by the American Expeditionary Forces on the battlefields of World War I: inexperience, poor leadership, hasty expansion of duties, and others. But until now, most of these studies have focused at the division level or higher. Now, with To the Limit of Endurance, Peter F. Owen offers a tautly worded, historically rigorous, and intensely human survey of the agonizing burden shouldered by the Second Battalion of the Sixth Regiment of U.S. Marines from its formation in Quantico, Virginia, in 1917 until the cessation of hostilities in November of the following year. In places like Belleau Wood and Soissons, these young men, led by dedicated officers, died in staggering numbers - primarily because of the outmoded tactics they had learned. Owen shows how the battalion regrouped after these campaigns, however, and embarked on a period of intense retraining. By the time of the closing weeks of the war, the adjustments they had made allowed them to mold themselves into a coldly efficient military machine. Drawing on a treasure trove of surviving first-hand accounts, Owen expertly combines these individual observations with military records and archival sources to create a mosaic that provides not only a case study of how one organization grappled with transformation but also a tightly focused, ground-level view of the lives - and deaths - of these courageous American military men. The grueling, ultimately triumphant odyssey of the 2nd Battalion, 6th Marines will appeal to military historians, professional soldiers, and interested general listeners. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Richard Wayne Stageman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/008232/bk_acx0_008232_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Rugby Club Walferdange, known as 'De Renert', is a rugby union club, based in Walferdange, in central Luxembourg. Luxembourg has no domestic league of its own, so De Renert plays in the Belgian National Third Division. Walferdange is the second-most successful Luxembourgian rugby club, after Rugby Club Luxembourg. The club was founded in 1990 with a focus on local players, as opposed to RCL's dependence upon British and Irish expatriates. The club is sponsored by TNT. Rugby union is a full contact team sport, a form of football which originated in England in the early 19th century. One of the codes of rugby football, it is based on running with the ball in hand. It is played with an oval-shaped ball, outdoors on a level field, usually with a grass surface, up to 100 metres (330 ft) long and 70 metres (230 ft) wide. At each end of the field is an H-shaped goal.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Robert M. Viale (April 21, 1916 ? February 5, 1945) was a United States Army officer and a recipient of the United States military's highest decoration?the Medal of Honor?for his actions in World War II. Viale joined the Army from Ukiah, California, and by February 5, 1945 was serving as a second lieutenant in Company K, 148th Infantry Regiment, 37th Infantry Division. On that day, during combat in Manila, capital of the Philippines, Viale smothered the blast of an accidentally dropped hand grenade with his body, sacrificing himself to protect the soldiers and civilians around him. For his actions, he was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor eight months later, on October 25, 1945.
This book presents a novel highly linear CMOS digitally programmable operational transconductor amplifier (DPOTA) circuit. Two versions of the proposed DPOTA are optimized. The first version is optimized for high-frequency operation with current division networks (CDNs) designated to 3-bit control code words. On the other hand, the second version is optimized for low-frequency operation with 4-bit control code words. Moreover, this book presents two complete systems based on the proposed DPOTA. The first system is the multi-standard receiver analog baseband chain which provides a variable gain from 0 dB to 70 dB, and in-band IIP3 of 21.9 dBm. The second system is the analog front end for the biopotential signals detection systems. Finally, A novel 100 Hz-12 MHz low-pass filter based on both versions of the proposed DPOTA is also proposed. This low-pass filter is suitable for low, medium and high-frequency applications.
The second volume of the proceedings of the ISHPES Congress in Berlin focuses mainly on different aspects of games and physical activities in contemporary history. Sport, games and dance are not analysed as isolated structures, but as integrated parts of the social, economical and political system.Special and critical consideration was given to the correlation between the increasing popularisation of modern sport on the one hand and a simultaneous 'desportification' of reaction on the other, to specific questions of the Olympic movement and to the changes of sport and physical activities in Eastern Europe. After the political changes the history of sport in Eastern Europe has to be reconstructed from a new perspective. Since movement cultures are always characterised and even defined by gender division, this volume deals explicitly with the opportunities and the problems of both girls and women, not only in the context of movement culture but also with reference to the sexual hierarchy prevailing in a given society.
The first part of the book examines the impacts of the socially structured class position and corresponding interests of researchers on the research main orientation. The focus in this first part is the impact of class affiliation of researchers, "founding fathers of sociology", on the orientation of their research concerning social development, understood as the transformation of prevailing form of social relations of exploitation and domination, on the one hand, or towards the mitigation or the conservation of the social inequality, on the other. The main hypothesis of the study is that in all contemporary class divided societies social researchers, as other highly educated professionals, occupy contradictory places and roles in the class division of labor of wage workers performing intellectual work function including reproduction of opposing value orientations and ideologies de/legitimizing social inequality. In the second part, the paper tests the above hypothesis on the example of the case study of the influence of the researchers' value orientations on their findings concerning pro-capitalist or pro-socialist value orientation of population in Serbia after 1989.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! In its simplest meaning in mathematics and logic, an operation is an action or procedure which produces a new value from one or more input values. There are two common types of operations: unary and binary. Unary operations involve only one value, such as negation and trigonometric functions. Binary operations, on the other hand, take two values, and include addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and exponentiation. Operations can involve mathematical objects other than numbers. The logical values true and false can be combined using logic operations, such as and, or, and not. Vectors can be added and subtracted. Rotations can be combined using the function composition operation, performing the first rotation and then the second. Operations on sets include the binary operations union and intersection and the unary operation of complementation. Operations on functions include composition and convolution.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Neil Sedaka (born March 13, 1939, Brooklyn, New York) is an American pop singer, pianist, and songwriter . His career has spanned over 50 years, during which time he has written many songs for himself and others, often working with lyricists Howard Greenfield and Phil Cody. Sedaka''s father, Mac Sedaka, a taxi driver, was the son of Turkish Jewish immigrants ("Sedaka" is a variant of tzedaka Hebrew for charity), his mother, Eleanor (Appel) Sedaka, was of Polish-Russian Jewish descent. He grew up in an apartment in Brighton Beach, Brooklyn. He is the cousin of singer Eydie Gorme. He demonstrated musical aptitude in his second-grade choral class, and when his teacher sent a note home suggesting he take piano lessons, his mother took a part-time job in an Abraham & Straus department store for six months to pay for a second-hand upright. He took to the instrument immediately. In 1947, he auditioned successfully for a piano scholarship to the Juilliard School of Music''s Preparatory Division for Children, which he attended on Saturdays.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Theodoros "Thodoris" Zagorakis, is a retired Greek footballer and was the captain of the Greece national football team that won the 2004 UEFA European Football Championship. He is currently the chairman of PAOK. Theodorakis Zagorakis was a defensive midfielder who usually operated on the right hand side of midfield. He started his career with Kavala a club that produced players like Zisis Vryzas. In the season 1989/1990 Zagorakis made his contribution helping the team to promotion to the Greek second division. In the 1992-93 season he joined Greek football club PAOK. He played for PAOK until December 1997 and his impressive performances attracted many other clubs.