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A Book

by Mark W. Clark

  • Publisher : ReadHowYouWant.com
  • Release : 2011-04-01
  • Pages : 764
  • ISBN : 1459619102
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Mark W. Clark was a major figure in World War II. He was prominent as one of the top American commanders. Together with Dwight D. Eisenhower, Omar N. Bradley, and George S. Patton, Jr., Clark was widely regarded as being responsible for victory on the European side of the conflict. - from the introduction One of the great World War II memoirs by a legendary American general in charge of operations in North Africa and Italy. General Mark W. Clark recounts his wartime exploits and tells the story of the battles in Tunisia and Italy with verve and attention to key detail. An unparalleled account by a great military leader.

Calculated Risks

Calculated Risks
How to Know When Numbers Deceive You

by Gerd Gigerenzer

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2015-11-10
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 1439127093
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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At the beginning of the twentieth century, H. G. Wells predicted that statistical thinking would be as necessary for citizenship in a technological world as the ability to read and write. But in the twenty-first century, we are often overwhelmed by a baffling array of percentages and probabilities as we try to navigate in a world dominated by statistics. Cognitive scientist Gerd Gigerenzer says that because we haven't learned statistical thinking, we don't understand risk and uncertainty. In order to assess risk -- everything from the risk of an automobile accident to the certainty or uncertainty of some common medical screening tests -- we need a basic understanding of statistics. Astonishingly, doctors and lawyers don't understand risk any better than anyone else. Gigerenzer reports a study in which doctors were told the results of breast cancer screenings and then were asked to explain the risks of contracting breast cancer to a woman who received a positive result from a screening. The actual risk was small because the test gives many false positives. But nearly every physician in the study overstated the risk. Yet many people will have to make important health decisions based on such information and the interpretation of that information by their doctors. Gigerenzer explains that a major obstacle to our understanding of numbers is that we live with an illusion of certainty. Many of us believe that HIV tests, DNA fingerprinting, and the growing number of genetic tests are absolutely certain. But even DNA evidence can produce spurious matches. We cling to our illusion of certainty because the medical industry, insurance companies, investment advisers, and election campaigns have become purveyors of certainty, marketing it like a commodity. To avoid confusion, says Gigerenzer, we should rely on more understandable representations of risk, such as absolute risks. For example, it is said that a mammography screening reduces the risk of breast cancer by 25 percent. But in absolute risks, that means that out of every 1,000 women who do not participate in screening, 4 will die; while out of 1,000 women who do, 3 will die. A 25 percent risk reduction sounds much more significant than a benefit that 1 out of 1,000 women will reap. This eye-opening book explains how we can overcome our ignorance of numbers and better understand the risks we may be taking with our money, our health, and our lives.

Calculated Risk

Calculated Risk
The Supersonic Life and Times of Gus Grissom

by George Leopold

  • Publisher : Purdue University Press
  • Release : 2016
  • Pages : 378
  • ISBN : 1557537453
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Unlike other American astronauts, Virgil I. "Gus" Grissom never had the chance to publish his memoirs—save for an account of his role in the Gemini program—before the tragic launch pad fire on January 27, 1967, which took his life and those of Edward White and Roger Chaffee. The international prestige of winning the Moon Race cannot be understated, and Grissom played a pivotal and enduring role in securing that legacy for the United States. Indeed, Grissom was first and foremost a Cold Warrior, a member of the first group of Mercury astronauts whose goal it was to beat the Soviet Union to the moon. Drawing on extensive interviews with fellow astronauts, NASA engineers, family members, and friends of Gus Grissom, George Leopold delivers a comprehensive survey of Grissom’s life that places his career in the context of the Cold War and the history of human spaceflight. Calculated Risk: The Supersonic Life and Times of Gus Grissom adds significantly to our understanding of that tumultuous period in American history. --Publisher

Calculated Risk

Calculated Risk
A Guide to Entrepreneurship

by W. M. Greenfield

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1986
  • Pages : 483
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Calculated Risk

Calculated Risk
A Master Plan for Common Stocks

by Robert M. Sharp

  • Publisher : Irwin Professional Publishing
  • Release : 1986
  • Pages : 202
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Calculated Risk

Calculated Risk
The Extraordinary Life of Jimmy Doolittle Aviation Pioneer and World War II Hero

by Jonna Doolittle Hoppes

  • Publisher : Santa Monica Press
  • Release : 2005-03-01
  • Pages : 334
  • ISBN : 1595809155
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Famous for leading the Tokyo Raid, America's first strike against Japan in World War II, Jimmy Doolittle led a remarkable life as an American pilot. This firsthand account by his granddaughter reveals an extraordinary individual—a scientist with a doctorate in aeronautical engineering from MIT, an aviation pioneer who was the first to fly across the United States in less than 24 hours and the first to fly “blind” (using only his plane’s instruments), a barnstormer well known for aerobatics, a popular racing pilot who won every major air race at least once, recipient of both the Congressional Medal of Honor and Presidential Medal of Freedom, a four-star general, and commander of both the 8th, 12th and 15th Air Forces. This memoir provides insights into the public and private world of Jimmy Doolittle and his family and sheds light on the drives and motivation of one of America's most influential and ambitious aviators.

A Calculated Risk

A Calculated Risk
A Book

by Katherine Neville

  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Release : 2015-07-21
  • Pages : 401
  • ISBN : 1504013689
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A female financial whiz plans the perfect bank heist in this “high-tech, high-stakes” thriller from the #1 international-bestselling author of The Eight (The Washington Post). Verity Banks is the one of the most powerful women in finance, but she still reports to a man. Her boss not only refuses to implement her security plan to safeguard customers’ deposits, he also sabotages her shot at becoming director of security at the Federal Reserve. Outraged, Verity decides to take revenge by hitting her boss where it will hurt the most: right in his company’s balance sheet. She is about to begin her assault when she hears from the last person she ever expected to see again, Zoltan Tor. A brilliant computer scientist who taught Verity everything she knows, Zoltan will help her if she agrees to an outlandish wager: Which of them can steal $1 billion, invest it to make $30 million in three months, and return it before anyone notices? Verity can use a computer; Zoltan will do it the old-fashioned way. To beat Zoltan at his own game, Verity will risk her fortune, her professional reputation—and her life. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Katherine Neville including rare images from her life and travels.

A Calculated Risk

A Calculated Risk
The U.S. Decision to Recognize Israel

by Evan M. Wilson

  • Publisher : Menasha Ridge Press
  • Release : 2008
  • Pages : 383
  • ISBN : 1578603072
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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For millennia, the Middle East has been the locus of cultural, religious, and world history. The epicenter for the past sixty-years has been the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, an intractable spiral of ethnic animosity and violence sparked by the birth of the State of Israel. To truly comprehend the traumas that plague the Middle East today, you must return to the origins of the conflict and to the role of the United States in influencing events.

Calculated Risk

Calculated Risk
A Book

by Marie James

  • Publisher : Marie James
  • Release : 2020-12-18
  • Pages : 257
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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As the fixer for Blackbridge Security, Quinten Lake is the man that comes in and cleans up after people make stupid decisions. Which means he didn’t want to be the one teaching lustful women gun safety. There were guys on the team better suited for the task. Get in and get out, that’s his motto, something he lives by not only at work but also in his personal life. And he could be doing just that if it weren’t for the internet. But if #BlackbridgeSpecial wasn’t trending online he would’ve never met Hayden Prescott. He wouldn’t be wondering why she won’t make eye contact with him. He’s supposed to teach her the skills to protect herself, but his ego is encouraging him to be her means of protection. She isn’t impressed, and he’s left wondering if she’ll ever open her eyes and finally see him.

Calculated Risk

Calculated Risk
A Book

by Stephanie Doyle

  • Publisher : HarperCollins Australia
  • Release : 2011-09-01
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 1742915264
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This former troublemaker is now the CIA's only hope THEY DON'T CALL HER A GENIUS FOR NOTHING At the ripe old age of twenty, girl genius Sabrina Masters was booted from the CIA for 'wilful insubordination'. Now, ten years later, they want her back for a mission only she has the brains to complete–breaking a twisted code to flush out a terrorist. Too bad the mission comes with Quinlan, her former trainer and ex–lover. With national security at risk, Sabrina doesn't have time for rules or distractions. Especially from Quinlan. A decade out of the spy game means the odds are against her, but they don't call her a genius for nothing anything they can do, she can do better.

Calculated Risk

Calculated Risk
Assessing Non-traditional Mortgage Products : Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Housing and Transportation and the Subcommittee on Economic Policy of the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, United States Senate, One Hundred Ninth Congress, Second Session, on the Issues Surrounding Non-traditional Mortgages and Their Possible Implications for Consumers, Financial Institutions, and the Economy, Wednesday, September 20, 2006

by United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. Subcommittee on Housing and Transportation

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2009
  • Pages : 377
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Calculated Risk

Calculated Risk
A Book

by Zoe M McCarthy

  • Publisher : Pelican Ventures Book Group
  • Release : 2014-11-21
  • Pages : 279
  • ISBN : 1611163552
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Whoever said opposites attract was right, of course...but no one ever said what they attract. Jilted by the latest of her father's choices of 'real men,' Cisney Baldwin rashly accepts an invitation to spend Thanksgiving weekend with a sympathetic colleague and his family. Nick LeCrone is a man too much her opposite to interest her and too mild-mannered to make her overbearing father's 'list.' Now, Cisney fears Nick wants to take advantage of her vulnerable state over the holiday. Boy, is she wrong.Nick wants little to do with Cisney. She drives him crazy with all her sticky notes and quirks. He extended an invitation because he felt sorry for her. Now he's stuck, and to make matters worse, his family thinks she's his perfect match. He'll do what he can to keep his distance, but there's just one problem'he's starting to believe Cisney's magnetism is stronger than he can resist.

A Calculated Risk

A Calculated Risk
A Book

by Sean Chercover

  • Publisher : MIRA
  • Release : 2018-01-01
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 1488094810
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Prepare for edge-of-your-seat suspense in this Thriller Short. Originally published in THRILLER 2 (2009), edited by #1 New York Times bestselling author Clive Cussler. In this Thriller Short, bestselling author Sean Chercover displays his knowledge of the sea, diving and illegal trafficking. Two men with shady backgrounds come together on a fishing boat in the middle of the Caribbean. One of them is Tom Bailey, a mysterious people smuggler, The other—operating under the alias Diego—is willing to pay Bailey generously to carry out a job that Diego will not discuss. Thankfully for Diego, Bailey wants to retire from his illegal ways and go straight, and this job will nudge him closer to his goal. But things don’t go as planned for either man. Risks must be taken. Sometimes they pay off. Other times…not so much. Don’t miss any of these exciting stories from Thriller 2: The Weapon by Jeffery Deaver Remaking by Blake Crouch Iced by Harry Hunsicker Justice Served by Mariah Stewart The Circle by David Hewson Roomful of Witnesses by R.L. Stine The House on Pine Terrace by Phillip Margolin The Desert Here and the Desert Far Away by Marcus Sakey On the Run by Carla Neggers Can You Help Me Out Here? by Robert Ferrigno Crossed Double by Joe Hartlaub The Lamented by Lawrence Light Vintage Death by Lisa Jackson Suspension of Disbelief by Tim Maleeny A Calculated Risk by Sean Chercover The Fifth World by Javier Sierra Ghost Writer by Gary Braver Through a Veil Darkly by Kathleen Antrim Bedtime for Mr. Li by David J. Montgomery Protecting the Innocent by Simon Wood Watch Out for My Girl by Joan Johnston Killing Time by Jon Land Boldt’s Broken Angel by Ridley Pearson

Calculated Risk

Calculated Risk
A Book

by Mark Wayne Clark

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1950
  • Pages : 500
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Calculated Risk

Calculated Risk
A Book

by Elaine Raco Chase

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2011-06-13
  • Pages : 142
  • ISBN : 9781393814429
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"Lady, I want you to stop seducing my son! Hell, what are you, thirty-two, thirty-four, Rob is seventeen..there's room for a whole other person!" Thus in one of Nashville's poshest restaurants began a stream of threats against Stephanie Brandt along with a heavy hand 'mangling' her shoulder, followed by a bill shoved into the middle of her quiche by a big man wearing work boots, denim and a T-shirt with an obscene foreign word printed on it. Until Quintin Ward stormed into her life with his threats and accusations, Stevie had not known his son Rob even existed., let alone was her mail room clerk. When she's finally able to convince Quintin that she has no designs on his son, they embark on a campaign to squelch Rob's amorous ideas and fantasy love-life with his boss. But their very calculated risk backfires!

Calculated Risk

Calculated Risk
A Book

by Dougal Haston

  • Publisher : Bton Wicks Publications
  • Release : 2006-03-20
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN : 9781898573661
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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When John Dunlop gives Judy Scott a lift to Glencoe on his motorbike, both are surprised when a relationship develops. But for John all passions must be relegated to the demands of the big climb.

Calculated Risk

Calculated Risk
A Book

by Rachael Duncan

  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Release : 2016-10-20
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 9781539618652
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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I thought the ring on my finger would do the trick and keep men away. All I wanted was to save my heart from shattering-again. The truth is, I'm not married. The ring was just a ploy-a ploy to keep me safe, protected from pain. But then Marcus Riley came along with his goofy pick-up lines, and he saw right through the facade. He knew the truth, and he wanted me. God help me, I wanted him too--in so many ways. But love is a risk, a painful, scary risk. One I'm too afraid to take. Unless... He's the one risk worth taking. But it just might come at a price.

The Calculated Risk

The Calculated Risk
An Aspect of Scientific Performance

by David Clarence McClelland

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1963
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Calculated Risk (Mills & Boon Heroes) (The Risk Series: A Bree and Tanner Thriller, Book 1)

Calculated Risk (Mills & Boon Heroes) (The Risk Series: A Bree and Tanner Thriller, Book 1)
A Book

by Janie Crouch

  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Release : 2019-06-13
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 1474094082
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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She thought she was finally safe, But her past won’t let her go.

Calculated Risk

Calculated Risk
A Book

by Denise Tiller

  • Publisher : Timberwolf PressInc
  • Release : 2000-09-01
  • Pages : 249
  • ISBN : 9781587520150
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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6 CDsBLACKMAIL, BETRAYAL AND DEATHCalifornia actuary Liz Mattews discovers that counting dead people for a living can be murder when the bodies start multiplying.Armed with a black belt in mathematics, Liz pits her analytical skills against murder, blackmail, a serial rapist and a missing sister...her only clue a frightening Mardi Gras mask.