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Flying with the Fifteenth Air Force: A B-24 Pil...
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In 1944 and 1945, Tom Faulkner was a B-24 pilot flying out of San Giovanni airfield in Italy as a member of the 15th Air Force of the US Army Air Forces. Only 19 years old when he completed his 28th and last mission, Tom was one of the youngest bomber pilots to serve in the US Army Air Forces during World War II. Between September 1944 and the end of February 1945, he flew against targets in Hungary, Germany, Italy, Austria, and Yugoslavia. On Tom’s last mission against the marshaling yards at Augsburg, Germany, his plane was severely damaged, and, while attempting to fly to safety, he was forced down in Switzerland, where he and his crew were interned.The 15th Air Force generally has been overshadowed by works on the 8th Air Force based in England. Faulkner’s memoir helps fill an important void by providing a first-hand account of a pilot and his crew during the waning months of the war, as well as a description of his experiences before his military service. David L. Snead has edited the memoir and provided annotations and corroboration for the various missions.The book is published by University of North Texas Press.“The overwhelming majority of reminiscences by bomber aircrew are about 8th Air Force, so this work is refreshing. It is very readable, engaging, and educational.” (Robert S. Ehlers Jr., author of The Mediterranean Air War and Targeting the Third Reich) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mark Sando. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/157413/bk_acx0_157413_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Engraved Gems
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Many are no larger than a fingertip. They are engraved with symbols, magic spells and images of gods, animals and emperors. These stones were used for various purposes. The earliest ones served as seals for making impressions in soft materials. Later engraved gems were worn or carried as personal ornaments - usually rings, but sometimes talismans or amulets. The exquisite engraved designs were thought to imbue the gems with special powers. For example, the gods and rituals depicted on cylinder seals from Mesopotamia were thought to protect property and to lend force to agreements marked with the seals. This edited volume discusses some of the finest and most exceptional precious and semi-precious stones from the collection of the Dutch National Museum of Antiquities - more than 5.800 engraved gems from the ancient Near East, Egypt, the classical world, renaissance and 17th-20th centuries - and other special collections throughout Europe. Meet the people behind engraved gems: gem engravers, the people that used the gems, the people that re-used them and above all the gem collectors. This is the first major publication on engraved gems in the collection of the National Museum of Antiquities in Leiden since 1978. Contents Table of contents: Preface Wim Weijland, director Rijksmuseum van Oudheden Introduction Ben van den Bercken (assistant curator Engraved Gems, Rijksmuseum van Oudheden, Leiden) 1. Roman Gems in Old Collections and in Modern Archaeology Martin Henig (member of the Faculty of Classics, University of Oxford/honorary professor, University College London) 2. Cassandra on Seals. Ring Stone Images as Self-Representation: an Example Marianne Kleibrink (professor emeritus Classical and Mediterranean Archaeology, Groningen University) 3. Some Cameos in Leiden - Roman to Neoclassicism Gertrud Platz-Horster (former vice director Antikensammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin) 4. The Original RMO Engraved Gem Collection: Gem Identification and Applied Research Techniques Hanco Zwaan and Christine Swaving (Naturalis Biodiversity Center/Netherlands Gemmological Laboratory, Leiden) 5. An Important Collection of Mesopotamian Cylinder Seals. Diederik J.W. Meijer (associate professor Near Eastern Archaeology, Leiden University) 6. Sasanian Seals: Owners and Re-users Rika Gyselen (research director emeritus CNRS, Iranian and Indian World) 7. Invocations to Hermes and Aphrodite on Two Engraved Gems in Leiden Attilio Mastrocinque (professor of Roman history, University of Verona) 8. The Importance of Gems in the Work of Peter Paul Rubens 1577-1640 Marcia Pointon (professor emeritus in History of Art, University of Manchester) 9. Post-Classical Cameos, their Makers and Users Claudia Wagner (senior research lecturer at Lady Margaret Hall, University of Oxford) 10. Princely Splendour: Some Cameo Vessels from the Middle of the Seventeenth Century and their Patrons Jørgen Hein (senior curator of the Royal Danish Collection at Rosenborg Castle, Copenhagen) 11. "A Treasure, a Schoolmaster, a Pass-Time" Dactyliothecae in the 18th and 19th Centuries and their Function as Teaching Aids in Schools and Universities Valentin Kockel (professor emeritus for Classical Archaeology, University of Augsburg) 12. Non Grylloi, Baskania Sunt. On the Significance of the So Called Grylloi/Grilli or Grylli in Greek and Roman Glyptics Carina Weiss, (independent researcher, Archaeological Institute of the University of Würzburg) 13. Another Perspective on the So Called Grylloi Selkit Verberk (assistant curator Engraved Gems, Rijksmuseum van Oudheden, Leiden) 14. Some Unpublished Scarabs from the Leiden Collection Ben van den Bercken (assistant curator Engraved Gems, Rijksmuseum van Oudheden, Leiden)

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Engraved Gems
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Many are no larger than a fingertip. They are engraved with symbols, magic spells and images of gods, animals and emperors. These stones were used for various purposes. The earliest ones served as seals for making impressions in soft materials. Later engraved gems were worn or carried as personal ornaments - usually rings, but sometimes talismans or amulets. The exquisite engraved designs were thought to imbue the gems with special powers. For example, the gods and rituals depicted on cylinder seals from Mesopotamia were thought to protect property and to lend force to agreements marked with the seals. This edited volume discusses some of the finest and most exceptional precious and semi-precious stones from the collection of the Dutch National Museum of Antiquities - more than 5.800 engraved gems from the ancient Near East, Egypt, the classical world, renaissance and 17th-20th centuries - and other special collections throughout Europe. Meet the people behind engraved gems: gem engravers, the people that used the gems, the people that re-used them and above all the gem collectors. This is the first major publication on engraved gems in the collection of the National Museum of Antiquities in Leiden since 1978. Contents Table of contents: Preface Wim Weijland, director Rijksmuseum van Oudheden Introduction Ben van den Bercken (assistant curator Engraved Gems, Rijksmuseum van Oudheden, Leiden) 1. Roman Gems in Old Collections and in Modern Archaeology Martin Henig (member of the Faculty of Classics, University of Oxford/honorary professor, University College London) 2. Cassandra on Seals. Ring Stone Images as Self-Representation: an Example Marianne Kleibrink (professor emeritus Classical and Mediterranean Archaeology, Groningen University) 3. Some Cameos in Leiden - Roman to Neoclassicism Gertrud Platz-Horster (former vice director Antikensammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin) 4. The Original RMO Engraved Gem Collection: Gem Identification and Applied Research Techniques Hanco Zwaan and Christine Swaving (Naturalis Biodiversity Center/Netherlands Gemmological Laboratory, Leiden) 5. An Important Collection of Mesopotamian Cylinder Seals. Diederik J.W. Meijer (associate professor Near Eastern Archaeology, Leiden University) 6. Sasanian Seals: Owners and Re-users Rika Gyselen (research director emeritus CNRS, Iranian and Indian World) 7. Invocations to Hermes and Aphrodite on Two Engraved Gems in Leiden Attilio Mastrocinque (professor of Roman history, University of Verona) 8. The Importance of Gems in the Work of Peter Paul Rubens 1577-1640 Marcia Pointon (professor emeritus in History of Art, University of Manchester) 9. Post-Classical Cameos, their Makers and Users Claudia Wagner (senior research lecturer at Lady Margaret Hall, University of Oxford) 10. Princely Splendour: Some Cameo Vessels from the Middle of the Seventeenth Century and their Patrons Jørgen Hein (senior curator of the Royal Danish Collection at Rosenborg Castle, Copenhagen) 11. "A Treasure, a Schoolmaster, a Pass-Time" Dactyliothecae in the 18th and 19th Centuries and their Function as Teaching Aids in Schools and Universities Valentin Kockel (professor emeritus for Classical Archaeology, University of Augsburg) 12. Non Grylloi, Baskania Sunt. On the Significance of the So Called Grylloi/Grilli or Grylli in Greek and Roman Glyptics Carina Weiss, (independent researcher, Archaeological Institute of the University of Würzburg) 13. Another Perspective on the So Called Grylloi Selkit Verberk (assistant curator Engraved Gems, Rijksmuseum van Oudheden, Leiden) 14. Some Unpublished Scarabs from the Leiden Collection Ben van den Bercken (assistant curator Engraved Gems, Rijksmuseum van Oudheden, Leiden)

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Pseudo- Scymnus
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.Pseudo-Scymnus is the name given by Augustus Meineke to the unknown author of a work on geography written in Classical Greek, The Circumnavigation of the Earth, an anonymous verse periegesis first published at Augsburg in 1600. It was originally ascribed to Marcianus of Heraclea, then to Scymnus of Chios, until this was disproven by Meineke (edition, 1846).It is dedicated to a King Nicomedes, most likely Nicomedes IV of Bithynia, which would place its composition around 90 BC. A geographical summary in iambic verse, it has some worthwhile material on the coasts of Spain, Liguria, the Euxine (Black Sea), data on various Greek colonies, as well as information about the ancient Umbrians, Celts, Liburnians, and other peoples.

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The Big Six European Dramatists
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Modern theatre, broadly defined, includes performances of plays and musical theatre. There are connections between theatre and the art forms of ballet, opera (which uses staged, costumed performances with singing and orchestral accompaniment) and various other forms. This book is a collection of 6 European Dramatics who shaped theatre in a unique way. These dramatics are: Konstantin Sergeievich Stanislavski 17 January [O.S. 5 January] 1863 - 7 August 1938) Bertolt Brecht, original name Eugen Berthold Friedrich Brecht, (born February 10, 1898, Augsburg, Germany-died August 14, 1956, East Berlin). Jerzy Grotowski was born 11 August 1933 in the city of Rzeszów, Poland died in January 14, 1999 . Henrik Johan Ibsen(/ bs n/,Norwegian: [ henrik ipsn ], 20 March 1828 - 23 May 1906) was a major 19th-century Norwegian playwright, theatre director, and poet. William Shakespeare (baptized on April 26, 1564 to April 23, 1616) was an English playwright, actor and poet also known as the "Bard of Avon" and often called England's national poet. ANTON CHEKHOV was born in the old Black Sea port of Taganrog on January 17 [Old Style], 1860, died in 1904, July 15.

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A Brief History of Bavaria
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"There have been innumerable scholarly and scientific histories written on Bavaria, in German, and several excellent works on various phases of her remarkable history, and of the vivid personalities which so invade her past, in English. The guide books which are to be found in all her more important towns and cities are very adequate, although of necessity much has to be left untold, owing to their size, and concentrated as they chiefly are on the one place in question.Bavaria is indeed pregnant with an all embracing interest, her cities, towns, villages, mountain ranges and peaks so full of the romance of folk-lore, legend and the eternal tragedies of the past. The very atmosphere in which they exist is potent with an aroma of the most fascinating and awesome periods of the world's external and spiritual developement.Mystery enshrouds the beginnings of all European countries!But in the Southern Germanic lands perhaps, the silence is the most profound. For "there is no beginning in our memory of the Celtic race". One's imagination must make a vast sweep to go back over the peaks of time, one thousand four hundred years before Christ, and even farther still, to the prehistoric period of Bavaria. But we must attempt this momentary vision, for it is only thus that we can trace her upward fluctuations and developement through the long centuries." [...]This wonderful book is a reprint of the original published in 1906. It shows the history of Bavaria including details on special cities like Munich, Bayreuth, Nuremberg, Oberammergau, Augsburg, Rothenburg and several more.

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From Goethe to Novalis
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This Festschrift in honor of Dennis F. Mahoney's sixty-fifth birthday is somewhat different from the standard Festschrift : rather than present essays from various authors, this Festschrift collects twenty-one of Mahoney's most important English-language publications on German Classicism and Romanticism published over the past thirty years. Mahoney is the author and editor of many articles and books in German and English, among them Die Poetisierung der Natur bei Novalis (1980), Der Roman der Goethezeit (1988), The Eighteenth Century and Uses of the Past (1992), The Critical Fortunes of a Romantic Novel: Novalis's "Heinrich von Ofterdingen" (1994), The End of Enlightenment (2000), Friedrich von Hardenberg (Novalis) (2001), and Literature of German Romanticism (2004).Mahoney has taught German language, culture, literature, and film at the University of Vermont for thirty-five years, and has received national and international recognition. On campus he has been a champion of international education, advising students about studying abroad, setting up an exchange program with the University of Augsburg, and inviting students and colleagues from Germany to Vermont. He has received an Excellence in Teaching Award, an Award for Outstanding Contributions to International Education, and he was the first American to be named president of the International Novalis Society.The title of this Festschrift captures Mahoney's life-long occupation with this rich period of German cultural, intellectual, and literary life. The essays display his erudition and expertise on such subjects as the multifaceted Age of Goethe, including the continuing discussion of the nature of the Bildungsroman and the influence of the French Revolution. The essays deal primarily with Goethe, Schiller, and Novalis, but Gotthold Ephraim Lessing, Georg Forster, Caroline von Wolzogen, Jean Paul, E.T.A. Hoffmann, Achim von Amim, and others are discussed as well. These individual essays are representative of Mahoney's accomplishments as a literary scholar - and a remarkable professor, colleague, and friend.

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Operations Research Proceedings 2008
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The international conference Operations Research 2008", the annual meeting of the German Operations Research Society (GOR), was held at the University of Augsburg on September 3-5, 2008. About 580 p- ticipants from more than 30 countries presented and listened to nearly 400 talks on a broad range of Operations Research. The general subject Operations Research and Global Business" str- ses the important role of Operations Research in improving decisions in the increasingly complex business processes in a global environment. The plenary speakers Morris A. Cohen (Wharton School) and Bernd Liepert (Executive Board of KUKA Robotics) addressed this subject. Moreover, one of the founders of Operations Research, Saul Gass (U- versity of Maryland), gave the opening speech on the early history of Operations Research. This volume contains 93 papers presented at the conference, selected by the program committee and the section chairs, forming a representative sample of the various subjects dealt with at Operations Research 2008. The volume follows the structure of the conference, with 12 sections, grouped into six Fields of Applications" and six Fields of Methods and Theory". This structure in no way means a separation of theory and application, which would be detrimental in Operations Research, but displays the large spectrum of aspects in the focus of the papers. Of course, most papers present theory, methods and applications together.

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Modelling German Covered Bonds
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Manuela Spangler deals with the default risk modelling of German covered bonds (Pfandbriefe). Existing credit risk models are not suitable for this purpose as they only consider the creditworthiness of the issuer while product-specific features are not taken into account. The author develops a multi-period simulation-based Pfandbrief model which adequately accounts for the product's most important characteristics and risks. The model provides a flexible framework for structural analyses and can be easily extended for tailor-made investigations. While the focus of the work is on the specification of the model itself, simulation results from an exemplary model calibration are also discussed.About the AuthorManuela Spangler works as a quantitative risk analyst for a large asset management company and holds a PhD in mathematics from the University of Augsburg. Prior to her current position, she worked as a risk manager and financial engineer in the banking and insurance sector for various years.

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