The Black Bull

From Normandy to the Baltic with the 11th Armoured Division
Author: Patrick Delaforce
Publisher: Stackpole Books
ISBN: 0811708977
Category: History
Page: 252
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From-the-turret story of a British tank division in World War II Follows the division through the Normandy campaign, the liberation of Amiens and Antwerp, flank protection during Operation Market Garden, and the final drive into Germany Raw firsthand accounts from commanders, riflemen, bombardiers, and tank crews Reveals what life was like at the sharp end of the Allies' war effort

Death at the Black Bull


Author: Frank Hayes
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698155351
Category: Fiction
Page: 320
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Hayward is a sleepy Southwestern town full of cattle, trucks, and tumbleweeds. Virgil Dalton’s been the sheriff for over a dozen years and has lived there all his life. It’s a place where everybody pretty much knows everybody—but they don’t know each other’s secrets… Buddy Hinton is just a good ole boy. So when he disappears after a night drinking at the Black Bull, his friends just figure he went down to Mexico to find himself a girlfriend and eventually will come back. But this case quickly becomes a homicide after the sheriff discovers the missing man floating in one of his stock tanks. For a man who wasn’t known to have enemies, Buddy clearly upset someone. Figuring out who that was will require Virgil and his deputy, Jimmy, to retrace Buddy’s last steps—and to remain a step ahead of a murderer who may have no qualms about killing again …

Norroway Book 1: The Black Bull Of Norroway


Author: Cat Seaton
Publisher: Image Comics
ISBN: 1534312749
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Page: 224
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Sibylla has always craved adventure, but she never guessed it would finally arrive in the form of a giant, magical bull. Is he a man, or a monster? And who knew a prophecy could be so literal? With this first book in a new series co-created by sibling writer/artist team CAT SEATON and KIT SEATON, the adventure of a lifetime begins.

The Black Bull of Norroway

A Scottish Tale
Author: N.A
Publisher: Greenwillow
ISBN: 9780688169015
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 40
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A traditional Scottish tale set in Norway in which a courageous girl sets out to seek her fortune and ultimately finds true love.

The Black Bull of Norroway


Author: Flora Steel
Publisher: Sovereign via PublishDrive
ISBN: 1787242773
Category: Fiction
Page: 16
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Long ago in Norroway there lived a lady who had three daughters. Now they were all pretty, and one night they fell a-talking of whom they meant to marry.

The Black Bull


Author: Karen McCombie
Publisher: Collins Big Cat
ISBN: 9780008147174
Category: Children's stories
Page: 32
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When Flora dreams of happiness, she doesn't expect to be thrown on to the back of a great, black bull! But as Flora and the bull travel from glen to glen, is the silent beast all that he seems? Ruby/Band 14 books give increasing opportunities for children to develop their skills of inference and deduction.

The Black Bull


Author: H. Bedford-Jones
Publisher: Kessinger Publishing
ISBN: 9781417935277
Category: Fiction
Page: 352
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1927. Several generations ago, the man with the impressive name of Henry James O'Brien Bedford-Jones (known to readers of the woodpulp story magazines as H. Bedford-Jones, Gordon Keyne, and by at least another sixteen pen-names) was called the King of the Pulps. He was also an avid reader and collector of books on history and military strategy, but his historical novels were the products of his own limitless imagination. The Black Bull begins: A coach, headed for Pisa, had broken down at the very fork of the highway. A signboard showed that the other road, less traveled, left the post-road here for Corthia, a league distant, hidden by hills between. The traveler who came riding along on the magnificent white Arab was apparently headed for Pisa likewise.

Stalking the Black Swan

Research and Decision Making in a World of Extreme Volatility
Author: Kenneth A. Posner
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231521673
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 288
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Kenneth A. Posner spent close to two decades as a Wall Street analyst, tracking the so-called "specialty finance" sector, which included controversial companies such as Countrywide, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, CIT, and MasterCard many of which were caught in the subprime mortgage and capital markets crisis of 2007. While extreme volatility is nothing new in finance, the recent downturn caught many off guard, indicating that the traditional approach to decision making had let them down. Introducing a new framework for handling and evaluating extreme risk, Posner draws on years of experience to show how decision makers can best cope with the "Black Swans" of our time. Posner's shrewd assessment combines the classic fundamental research approach of Benjamin Graham and David Dodd with more recent developments in cognitive science, computational theory, and quantitative finance. He outlines a probabilistic approach to decision making that involves forecasting across a range of scenarios, and he explains how to balance confidence, react accurately to fast-breaking information, overcome information overload, zero in on the critical issues, penetrate the information asymmetry shielding corporate executives, and integrate the power of human intuition with sophisticated analytics. Emphasizing the computational resources we already have at our disposal our computers and our minds Posner offers a new track to decision making for analysts, investors, traders, corporate executives, risk managers, regulators, policymakers, journalists, and anyone who faces a world of extreme volatility.

Out of the Dust

Utah's Lost Mines and Hidden Treasures
Author: Stephen B. Shaffer
Publisher: Cedar Fort
ISBN: 9781555178932
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
Page: 205
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An ACT for Repairing the Road Leading from the Black-Bull in the County of Meath to the Town of Athboy, in the Said County


Author: MULTIPLE CONTRIBUTORS.
Publisher: Gale Ecco, Print Editions
ISBN: 9781385376324
Category:
Page: 34
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The 18th century was a wealth of knowledge, exploration and rapidly growing technology and expanding record-keeping made possible by advances in the printing press. In its determination to preserve the century of revolution, Gale initiated a revolution of its own: digitization of epic proportions to preserve these invaluable works in the largest archive of its kind. Now for the first time these high-quality digital copies of original 18th century manuscripts are available in print, making them highly accessible to libraries, undergraduate students, and independent scholars. This collection reveals the history of English common law and Empire law in a vastly changing world of British expansion. Dominating the legal field is the Commentaries of the Law of England by Sir William Blackstone, which first appeared in 1765. Reference works such as almanacs and catalogues continue to educate us by revealing the day-to-day workings of society. ++++ The below data was compiled from various identification fields in the bibliographic record of this title. This data is provided as an additional tool in helping to insure edition identification: ++++ Bodleian Library (Oxford) T224450 Also issued as part of: 'Acts and statutes made in a Parliament begun at Dublin, the twenty eighth day of November, .. 1727. .. And further continued .. until the fifth day of October, 1731. Being the third session of this present Parliament.'. Dublin: printed by Andrew Crooke, 1731. [2],241-269, [1]p.; 2°

Das Risiko und sein Preis

Skin in the Game
Author: Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Publisher: Verlagsgruppe Random House GmbH
ISBN: 3641234522
Category: Social Science
Page: 384
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Warum wir nur denen vertrauen sollten, die etwas zu verlieren haben Stehen wir für die Risiken ein, die wir verursachen? Zu viele der Menschen, die auf der Welt Macht und Einfluss haben, so Nassim Nicholas Taleb, müssen nicht wirklich den Kopf hinhalten für das, was sie tun und veranlassen. Intellektuelle, Journalisten, Bürokraten, Banker, ihnen vor allem wirft er vor, kein »Skin in the Game« zu haben. Weil sie den Preis nicht bezahlen müssen, wenn sie irren, fällen sie schlechte Entscheidungen. Taleb zeigt anhand vieler Beispiele, wie »Skin in the Game«, ein fundamentales Konzept des Risikomanagements, auf alle Bereiche unseres Lebens übertragen werden kann. Sein neues Buch, so provozierend und bahnbrechend wie »Der Schwarze Schwan«, fordert uns heraus, alles, was wir über Risiko und Verantwortung in Politik, Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft zu wissen glauben, neu zu denken.

Narren des Zufalls

die verborgene Rolle des Glücks an den Finanzmärkten und im Rest des Lebens
Author: Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 352750432X
Category:
Page: 352
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The Bull and the Spear


Author: Michael Moorcock
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 057510516X
Category: Fiction
Page: 320
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In an age before time began when the old Gods were abroad in the Earth, Corum of the Scarlet Robe defeated the agents of chaos and cruelty and made history possible. Now a new age requires a hero. There are new lords who would be gods - Odin and Thor and Freya and Loki. And there are the descendants of Corum's Vadagh people, now called Elf-folk. There is a portent - a great black bull sometimes seen on the horizon. The bull must be ridden by the one who possesses the Spear of Llaw Ereint. And the one who will come to possess the spear will be one who has a silver hand - it is the hand of Corum...

The Lost Book of Enoch


Author: David Humphreys
Publisher: Janus Publishing Company Lim
ISBN: 1857565045
Category: Religion
Page: 99
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It was a mention in the New Testament by Jude that alerted David Humphries to the existence of The Lost Book of Enoch, one of the greatest examples of early Hebraic literature and part of the canon, widely known by early Christians, until the fourth century, when it was banned by the church authorities and virtually disappeared. Enoch, father of Methuselah and of the seventh generation from Adam, walked with the Archangels who took him up to heaven and revealed to him the secrets of the universe and the future of mankind. He wrote down all he saw and learned for the benefit of his son and future generations. This is the background to the marvellous Apocalyptic vision which bears his name, composed in Aramaic and Hebrew verse between 200bc and 100ad by scholars who regarded themselves as the heirs to the prophets. For 1600 years, the book was lost; then, at the end of the 19th century, an Ethiopic manuscript was discovered. This book is based on scholarly reconstruction of the greatest of the Apocalypse sagas, now available for the first time to a wide audience.

Fastorum libri sex


Author: Ovid
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1108082475
Category: History
Page: 524
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This 1929 five-volume edition of Ovid's unfinished Fasti offers text, English translation and a detailed commentary, with illustrations.

Kineosho Learns to Walk


Author: Pratish Mistry
Publisher: Mystic Tree
ISBN: 0992217105
Category: Self-Help
Page: 326
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Join Kineosho, a young lion, on his funny and exciting journey of self-discovery. Trained by a hard-core kung fu mouse, does he have what it takes to overcome life's many challenges? After all, dealing with the Great Rat Race, religiously fanatical moles, and a hoard of over-enthusiastic self-help gurus is no small joke.