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The Crouching Beast


Title : The Crouching Beast
Author : Frank Boccia
Publisher: McFarland
Total pages: 472 pages
ISBN: 0786474394

As a first lieutenant in Bravo Company of the Third Battalion, 187th Infantry, Frank Boccia led a platoon in two intense battles in the Vietnamese mountains in April and May 1969: Dong Ngai and the grinding, 11-day battle of Dong Ap Bia--the Mountain of the Crouching Beast, in Vietnamese, or Hamburger Hill as it is popularly known. The Rakkasans, the 3/187th, are the most highly decorated unit in the history of the United States Army, and two of those decorations were awarded for these two battles. This vivid account of the author's first seven months in Vietnam gives special attention to the events at Dong Ap Bia, following the hard-hit 3/187th hour by hour through its repeated assaults on the mountain, against an unseen enemy in an ideal defensive position. It also corrects several errors that have persisted in histories and official reports of the battle.Beyond describing his own experiences and reactions, the author writes, "I want to convey the real face of war, both its mindless carnage and its nobility of spirit. Above all, I want to convey what happened to both the casual reader and the military historian and make them aware of the extraordinary spirit of the men of First Platoon, Bravo Company. They were ordinary men doing extraordinary things."


"Crouching Tiger"


Title : "Crouching Tiger"
Author : Brendan Keane
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Total pages: 198 pages
ISBN: 1443814520

There are few people who have not heard of the Irish software success story. Once a country whose primary industries were agriculture and manufacturing, Ireland has become a focal point for many multinational corporations setting up major offshore software bases. There has also been strong growth in the indigenous software sector. However, the Irish software industry is facing some new challenges. Low-cost countries are investing in the growth of their software industry. And, with this investment, they are also focusing on software quality to given themselves a further competitive edge. This is particularly true in the case of India. Both Ireland and India hold much in common in that their respective economies can boast English speaking, well-educated workforces. Consequently, the Irish software industry must be aware of strengths demonstrated by their competitors in India. This volume explores the attitudes and experiences of the members of the Indian and Irish software communities towards one aspect of quality - that of software process quality. A comparison of the implementation of software process models is presented, concluding with recommendations to support the Irish software industry’s competitiveness in a global marketplace.


The Crouching Beast


Title : The Crouching Beast
Author : Frank Boccia
Publisher: McFarland
Total pages: 472 pages
ISBN: 1476613087

As a first lieutenant in Bravo Company of the Third Battalion, 187th Infantry, Frank Boccia led a platoon in two intense battles in the Vietnamese mountains in April and May 1969: Dong Ngai and the grinding, 11-day battle of Dong Ap Bia--the Mountain of the Crouching Beast, in Vietnamese, or Hamburger Hill as it is popularly known. The Rakkasans, the 3/187th, are the most highly decorated unit in the history of the United States Army, and two of those decorations were awarded for these two battles. This vivid account of the author's first seven months in Vietnam gives special attention to the events at Dong Ap Bia, following the ­hard-­hit 3/187th hour by hour through its repeated assaults on the mountain, against an unseen enemy in an ideal defensive position. It also corrects several errors that have persisted in histories and official reports of the battle. Beyond describing his own experiences and reactions, the author writes, "I want to convey the real face of war, both its mindless carnage and its nobility of spirit. Above all, I want to convey what happened to both the casual reader and the military historian and make them aware of the extraordinary spirit of the men of First Platoon, Bravo Company. They were ordinary men doing extraordinary things."


Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon


Title : Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Author : Wang Du Lu,Justin Hill
Publisher: Hachette UK
Total pages: 320 pages
ISBN: 0349140936

When master warrior Shulien learns of the death of her family's patron, she abandons retirement and returns to the capital to protect Green Legend, a sword renowned for its historic triumphs. But much has happened in the years she has been in seclusion, and she finds herself beset on all sides with hidden enemies, and the tragic past which she had hoped to forget returns to haunts her. In her hour of need arrives a beautiful young warrior, Snow Vase, who is seeking a master. But the new apprentice is not all that she seems. When she falls in love with the bandit Wei-fang, a secret is revealed that makes all of them question who is friend and who is foe. In an age of thwarted love, can these two youths find happiness? Based on the original novels by Wang Du Lu, this is a beautiful love story set in the fading years of nineteenth century Imperial China.


Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon


Title : Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Author : Sandra A. Rivera,Sweta Chaman Saxena
Publisher:
Total pages: 32 pages
ISBN:


Crouching Vampire, Hidden Fang


Title : Crouching Vampire, Hidden Fang
Author : Katie Macalister
Publisher: Penguin
Total pages: 352 pages
ISBN: 1101050780

For a woman married to the vampire of her nightmares, the honeymoon's over- and reality bites... Pia Thomason is torn between two Dark Ones: her husband Kristoff-who doesn't trust her-and his best friend, Alec, who is MIA. So Pia goes back to her humdrum Seattle life, but fate has other plans. And she realizes that if she and Kristoff are going to be shackled together for better or worse, she may as well start to enjoy it... Read Katie MacAlister's posts on the Penguin Blog.


Crouching Tiger, Forbidden Vampire


Title : Crouching Tiger, Forbidden Vampire
Author : Kerrelyn Sparks
Publisher: Harper Collins
Total pages: 384 pages
ISBN: 006210778X

New York Times bestselling author Kerrelyn Sparks delivers the exciting conclusion in the Love at Stake series, where a Marine-turned-vampire finds love with the shifter princess forbidden to him . . . Russell wakes from a coma to find he's become a vampire. Now he has a thirst for revenge. Determined to hunt down the master vampire who turned him, he's used to working alone . . . until he meets Jia. She is after the same vampire for murdering her parents and insists she can help Russell on this mission. Reluctantly, he agrees, and sets up some ground rules: Rule #1: Their partnership is strictly business. If he holds her a little too close . . . if she looks at him with those exotic eyes . . . well, that has to stop. Rule #2: He's in charge. Jia isn't used to taking orders and questions every move he makes. So he stops her the only way he knows how. Rule #3: Don't fall in love. But the kiss that was supposed to quiet her awakens something else in him . . . something forbidden. Because Jia is engaged. To someone else.


Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon #4 - Revised and Expanded Edition


Title : Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon #4 - Revised and Expanded Edition
Author : Andy Seto,Wang Du Lu
Publisher: Hk Comics
Total pages: 128 pages
ISBN: 9789889797201

Taking place several years before the blockbuster movie of the same name and chronicling the events beyond the film, follows Yu Shu Lien and Li Mu Bai who test each other's kung fu abilities.


Crouching Tiger


Title : Crouching Tiger
Author : Ying Chang Compestine,Yan Nascimbene
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Total pages: 40 pages
ISBN: 0763646423

When Ming Da's Chinese grandpa comes to visit, he overcomes his initial embarrassment at his grandfather's traditions and begins to appreciate him.


Crouching Tiger Hidden Hogan


Title : Crouching Tiger Hidden Hogan
Author : Pradeep Bahirwani
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total pages: 126 pages
ISBN: 9781542437547

CROUCHING TIGER IS IN YOU. HIDDEN HOGAN IS ALSO IN YOU. BOTH THE POTENTIAL AND THE ABILITY TO UNLEASH IT IS WITHIN YOU. GO FORTH AND PLAY THE GAME THE WAY IT WAS MEANT TO BE PLAYED: AT GOD'S FEET. Ben Hogan is the most enduring icon in golf and his swing is the most studied athletic action in the history of sport. In 1946, after twenty-three years of relentless practice and continual experimentation, Hogan discovered a Secret that transformed him into the greatest ball striker of all time. Hogan's confidence in the Secret led him to state in his ground-breaking book Five Lessons: The Modern Fundamentals of Golf that any reasonably coordinated golfer could break eighty. When asked if the Secret was there in the book, he said that it was there and that it was easy to locate if told where to look. But Mr. Hogan never did tell. His blunt answer to the direct solicitation: The Secret is in the Dirt. Mr. Hogan was adamant about practice, hard work and self-discovery as a rite of passage. In 1997, the Master passed away and the Secret was lost forever. This book decrypts Hogan's complex web of clues and decoys to resurrect the Secret in its brilliant entirety. This book reveals a startling fact about human bio-mechanics that has never been published before in any medical or golf journal. This book is your key to the Holy Grail of Golf: Ben Hogan's Perfect and Automatic swing. More information available at www.crouchingtigerhiddenhogan.com


Crouching Tiger Hidden Hogan: The Sixth Lesson


Title : Crouching Tiger Hidden Hogan: The Sixth Lesson
Author : Pradeep Bahirwani
Publisher: Educreation Publishing
Total pages: 120 pages
ISBN:

Ben Hogan is the most enduring icon in golf and his swing is the most studied athletic action in the history of sport. In 1947, after 23 years of experimentation and a decade of failure on the Tour, Hogan discovered a Secret that transformed him into the greatest ball striker ever. Hogan's confidence in the Secret led him to state in his ground-breaking book Five Lessons: The Modern Fundamentals of Golf that any reasonably coordinated person could break 80. When asked if the Secret was there in the book he quipped that it was easy to locate if told where to look. But Mr. Hogan never did tell. His blunt answer to the direct solicitation: The Secret is in the Dirt. Mr. Hogan was adamant about hard work, practice and self-discovery as a rite of passage. In 1997, the Master passed away and the Secret was lost forever. This book decrypts Hogan's complex web of clues and decoys to resurrect the Secret in its brilliant entirety. The sheer genius of the Master will leave you enthralled. This book is your keystone to the Holy Grail of Golf: Ben Hogan's Perfect and Automatic swing.


Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon?


Title : Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon?
Author : Kweku Ampiah,Sanusha Naidu
Publisher: University of Natal Press
Total pages: 357 pages
ISBN: 9781869141509

This book focuses on the rapidly growing economic and political influence that China has in Africa. Cutting-edge contributions from sixteen pan-African authors provide an historical and geo-political context for understanding the evolving partnership between Africa and China. The book features nine detailed country case studies and assesses China's Africa policy and interests in relation to those of other powers. It broadens the debate on this crucial topic and ensures that African voices enrich a discourse that could well determine the future of the continent.


Crouching Buzzard, Leaping Loon


Title : Crouching Buzzard, Leaping Loon
Author : Donna Andrews
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Total pages: 304 pages
ISBN: 1466807946

Poor Meg Langslow. She's blessed in so many ways. Michael, her boyfriend, is a handsome, delightful heartthrob who adores her. She's a successful blacksmith, known for her artistic wrought-iron creations. But somehow Meg's road to contentment is more rutted and filled with potholes than seems fair. There are Michael's and Meg's doting but demanding mothers, for a start. And then there's the fruitless hunt for a place big enough for the couple to live together. And a succession of crises brought on by the well-meaning but utterly wacky demands of her friends and family. Demands that Meg has a hard time refusing---which is why she's tending the switchboard of Mutant Wizards, where her brother's computer games are created, and handling all the office management problems that no one else bothers with. For companionship, besides a crew of eccentric techies, she has a buzzard with one wing---who she must feed frozen mice thawed in the office microwave---and Michael's mother's nightmare dog. Not to mention the psychotherapists who refuse to give up their lease on half of the office space, and whose conflicting therapies cause continuing dissension. This is not what Meg had in mind when she agreed to help her brother move his staff to new offices. In fact, the atmosphere is so consistently loony that the office mail cart makes several passes through the reception room, with the office practical joker lying on top of it pretending to be dead, before Meg realizes that he's become the victim of someone who wasn't joking at all. He's been murdered for real. Donna Andrews's debut book, Murder with Peacocks, won the St. Martin's Malice Domestic best first novel contest and reaped a harvest of other honors as well. This is the fourth book in the Meg Langslow series, which features the intrepid Meg and her cast of oddball relatives. Their capers are a lighthearted joy to read.


Crouching Tiger


Title : Crouching Tiger
Author : Loren W. Christensen
Publisher: Turtle Press
Total pages: 144 pages
ISBN: 9781880336694

We all have within us a crouching tiger, that is, a warrior spirit that may be aggressive, intense, easily unleashed, or it may be quiet and rarely show itself. Within some it is buried deeply, the result of profound religious beliefs, psychological factors or other influences. Though deep, it is nonetheless there, waiting. With the majority it lies in wait just under the thin veneer of today's societal graces. These people are soldiers, police officers, martial artists, street thugs, athletes, hunters, barroom brawlers, corporate executives, politicians, mothers and fathers. Loren W Christensen -- soldier, policeman, martial artist -- has called upon his warrior spirit in a wide range of violent encounters: gruelling karate and jujitsu matches, brutal barroom brawls and street fights as a military policeman in Saigon, Vietnam, shootings, riots, and gang warfare as a police officer in Portland, Oregon, and fights in the mean streets.


Asia’s Stock Markets: Are There Crouching Tigers and Hidden Dragons?


Title : Asia’s Stock Markets: Are There Crouching Tigers and Hidden Dragons?
Author : Mr. Fabian Lipinsky,Li Lian Ong
Publisher: International Monetary Fund
Total pages: 46 pages
ISBN: 1484320220

Stock markets play a key role in corporate financing in Asia. However, despite their increasing importance in terms of size and cross-border investment activity, the region’s markets are reputed to be more “idiosyncratic” and less reliant on economic and corporate fundamentals in their pricing. Using a model that draws on international asset pricing and economic theory, as well as accounting literature, we find evidence of greater idiosyncratic influences in the pricing of Asia’s stock markets, compared to their G-7 counterparts, beyond the identified systematic factors and local fundamentals. We also show proof of a significant relationship between the strength of implementation of securities regulations and the “noise” in stock pricing, which suggests that improvements in the regulation of securities markets in Asia could enhance the role of stock markets as stable and reliable sources of financing into the future.


Crouching Tiger


Title : Crouching Tiger
Author : Peter Navarro
Publisher: Prometheus Books
Total pages: 300 pages
ISBN: 1633881156

Will there be war with China? This book provides the most complete and accurate assessment of the probability of conflict between the United States and the rising Asian superpower. Equally important, it lays out an in-depth analysis of the possible pathways to peace. Written like a geopolitical detective story, the narrative encourages reader interaction by starting each chapter with an intriguing question that often challenges conventional wisdom. Based on interviews with more than thirty top experts, the author highlights a number of disturbing facts about China's recent military buildup and the shifting balance of power in Asia: the Chinese are deploying game-changing "carrier killer" ballistic missiles; some of America's supposed allies in Europe and Asia are selling highly lethal weapons systems to China in a perverse twist on globalization; and, on the U.S. side, debilitating cutbacks in the military budget send a message to the world that America is not serious about its "pivot to Asia." In the face of these threatening developments, the book stresses the importance of maintaining US military strength and preparedness and strengthening alliances, while warning against a complacent optimism that relies on economic engagement, negotiations, and nuclear deterrence to ensure peace. Accessible to readers from all walks of life, this multidisciplinary work blends geopolitics, economics, history, international relations, military doctrine, and political science to provide a better understanding of one of the most vexing problems facing the world. From the Hardcover edition.


Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon


Title : Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Author : Andy Seto,Dulu Wang,Lydwina Chan
Publisher:
Total pages: 110 pages
ISBN: 9789628527854


Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon


Title : Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Author : International Monetary Fund
Publisher: International Monetary Fund
Total pages: 32 pages
ISBN: 1451906560

One of the most significant recent developments in world trade has been the entry of China into the World Trade Organization (WTO). This paper examines the implications of China''s WTO accession for India''s trade, using both econometrics and computable general equilibrium (CGE) models. The paper analyzes how India stands to lose or gain from China''s WTO entry in terms of both the direct and competitive channels.


Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon


Title : Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Author : Ang Lee,James Schamus
Publisher:
Total pages: 144 pages
ISBN: 9780571209163

The hugely acclaimed Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon is an epic love story-cum-action drama set against the breathtaking landscapes of ancient China. Illustrated with more than 80 full colour photographs, this lavish companion book includes the entire screenplay, essays and commentaries about the production by director Ang Lee and screenwriter James Schamus, and contributions from cast and crew, as well as scholars David Bordwell and Richard Corliss.


Crouching Dragon, Hidden Tiger


Title : Crouching Dragon, Hidden Tiger
Author : Prem Shankar Jha
Publisher:
Total pages: 405 pages
ISBN:

A former advisor to India's prime minister looks at the interaction of economic with political and social change in China and India as they have progressed toward capitalism, examining the conflicts that the market has unleashed and concluding that neither country has the institutions to reconcile these conflicts. Original.