The Reluctant Empress: A Biography of Empress Elisabeth of by Brigitte Hamann

By Brigitte Hamann

Empress Elisabeth of Austria, identified to her relatives as Sisi, belongs to a recognized love tale of ecu royalty - in 1853 the Emperor Franz Josef, the main eligible bachelor in Europe, fell in love together with her at the start sight whilst she used to be fifteen; they have been married the following yr. at the floor, it was once a fairytale marriage, all of the extra poignant, with hindsight, simply because her loss of life signalled the twilight years of the Habsburg Empire. on the time of its first book in 1988, Brigitte Hamann's biography, which tells Elisabeth's tale from her delivery as a member of the Bavarian the Aristocracy to her assassination by the hands of an Italian anarchist, resulted in a revised and deeper realizing of Elisabeth. in the course of her lifetime she was once idolised exclusively for her grace and sweetness; now, for the 1st time, the Empress was once portrayed as a better personality, sour at her marriage, looking independence, and suffering opposed to the robust effect of her spouse's mother, the Archduchess Sophie. Researched by means of a revered historian, this can be the definitive account of Elisabeth's existence, loss of life and legacy.

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Cognitive Behavior Therapy: Research and Application by John P. Foreyt Ph.D., Diana P. Rathjen Ph.D. (auth.), John

By John P. Foreyt Ph.D., Diana P. Rathjen Ph.D. (auth.), John P. Foreyt Ph.D., Diana P. Rathjen Ph.D. (eds.)

The fresh improvement of cognitive theories and cures in the ranks of habit remedy should be categorized as one of many extra exciting advancements in modern medical psychology. finally, "behaviorists" have lengthy been stereotyped as chilly, hard-headed environmentalists who've been whatever yet refined of their at­ tacks on mentalism. to those that have approved any such stereotype, a "cognitive habit therapist" might seem like a self-contradic­ tory creature, one steeped in separate and incompatible psy­ chological traditions. How can one be either "cognitive" and "be­ havioral"? this is often just one of the problems addressed within the current quantity, which represents a invaluable contribution towards either the­ oretical and empirical refinements within the zone. the following you could learn how the behavioristic emphases on overview and experi­ mentation might be fruitfully built-in with healing techniques designed to change styles of human misery. lots of these methods contain particular specialize in a client's strategies and fantasies. This booklet represents a robust and well timed review of an excit­ ing new quarter, and its individuals contain probably the most ener­ getic researchers within the box. A topic of wary optimism is mixed with a dedication to empirical scrutiny, and there's an admirable reputation of the $64000 distinction among inferred healing approach and operationally distinct healing proce­ dure.

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The Humanitarian Challenge: 20 Years European Network on by Pat Gibbons, Hans-Joachim Heintze

By Pat Gibbons, Hans-Joachim Heintze

This ebook contains contributions from teachers, practitioners and policy-makers hooked up with the community on Humanitarian motion (NOHA), a global organization of universities that's dedicated to interdisciplinary schooling and examine on humanitarian motion. Celebrating the 20 th anniversary of NOHA, this e-book highlights probably the most urgent concerns and demanding situations dealing with humanitarian motion and explores capability solutions.

Drawing on concept and perform, and spanning a huge diversity of subject material, the booklet explores the starting place of key techniques equivalent to human safety, reconciliation and resilience and questions their effectiveness within the pursuit of humanitarian ends. It additionally charts present advancements within the humanitarian procedure, particularly in its criminal and monetary frameworks. concerns on the subject of humanitarian stakeholders, corresponding to the position of the media and the safety of humanitarian employees, also are addressed. The contributions are motivated via a variety of disciplines, together with anthropology, political technological know-how, criminal experiences and communications.

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Self-Taught Grandmaster by Igor Smirnov

By Igor Smirnov

This direction offers an entire street map from newbie to Grandmaster. The direction offers a 3 step technique. Step 1 will deliver a brief three hundred FIDE ranking growth on your video games following attacking equipment. Then Step 2 will take you to a robust participant point. Step three will make you titled participant. writer presents 2 hundred annotated video games in useful part and likewise offers a database of round 1 lakh machine chess video games to benefit from. At many locations, this path refers GM's different classes and different writer's books or different web pages. – NM William Stewart

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Fortress Europe by Robert Kaufman

By Robert Kaufman

The Maginot Line is the main recognized fortification process of worldwide warfare II, yet in truth such a lot ecu nations have been busy construction fortified protective traces from the tip of global battle I till 1941, whilst the restrictions of the French method grew to become noticeable. as well as the West eu assets and contacts he drew upon for the preferred Hitler's Blitzkrieg Campaigns, J.E. Kaufmann has now been in a position to use previously-unavailable East ecu files to supply new fabric at the Soviet Stalin and Molotov strains and the Czech Nachod-Ostrava defenses. a really accomplished account of all ecu fortifications of the realm struggle II period is offered now for the 1st time, supplemented by way of rankings of exceptional technical drawings via Polish artist Robert M. Jurga.

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Leveraged Finance: Concepts, Methods, and Trading of by Stephen J. Antczak

By Stephen J. Antczak

A well timed advisor to today’s high-yield company debt markets Leveraged Finance is a finished consultant to the tools and markets that finance a lot of company the United States. offered in 5 sections, this skilled writer crew covers subject matters starting from the fundamentals of bonds and loans to extra complicated subject matters corresponding to valuing CDs, default correlations between CLOs, and hedging concepts throughout company capital constructions. extra subject matters lined contain uncomplicated company credits, relative price research, and numerous buying and selling recommendations utilized by traders, equivalent to hedging credits possibility with the fairness derivatives of a distinct corporation. Stephen Antczak, Douglas Lucas, and Frank Fabozzi current readers with real-market examples of ways traders can establish funding possibilities and the way to precise their perspectives out there or particular businesses via buying and selling thoughts, and think about a number of underlying resources together with loans, company bonds, and lots more and plenty extra. additionally they provide readers an outline of man-made and dependent items equivalent to CDS, LCDS, CDX, LCDX, and CLOs. Leveraged Finance has the knowledge you want to reach this evolving monetary area

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