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The Last Command
  • Author : Timothy Zahn
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Pages : 419
  • ISBN : 0553404431
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Books
  • This third and final instalment spans a galaxy in flames. The fragile New Republic reels from the attacks of Grand Admiral Thrawn, who has not only rallied the remaining Imperial forces, but has driven the rebels back with an abominable new technology - clone soldiers.

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    Star Wars
  • Author : Mike Baron
  • Publisher : Dark Horse Comics
  • Pages : 435
  • ISBN : 1595824170
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  • Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Five years after the fall of the Empire, a dying part of the Empire all the more dangerous near death has just discovered something that could bring it back, the last of the Emperor's warlords, Admiral Thrawn.

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    Star Wars: The Last Command
  • Author : Mike Baron,Edvin Biukovic,Eric Shanower; Ellie DeVille; Mathieu Lauffray; Pam Rambo; Dan Brown
  • Publisher : Dark Horse
  • Pages : N.a
  • ISBN : 1621156680
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  • Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • The Empire is dying; but like a dog near death, the Empire is at its most dangerous, ready to lash out with nothing to lose. Grand Admiral Thrawn may have found just the firepower needed to take a bite out of the New Republic: some two hundred Dreadnaught heavy cruisers, lost to hyperpsace in the days of the Old Republic. Luke, Leia, Han, and Chewbacca may be up against more than they bargained for, but it's not the first time the odds have been stacked against them!

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    Star Wars
  • Author : Timothy Zahn
  • Publisher : Lucasbooks
  • Pages : 465
  • ISBN : 9780345511508
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • Han Solo, Chewbacca, and Lando Calrissian work together on a potentially lucrative heist in the hopes of paying off Jabba the Hutt's bounty on Han's head.

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    The Thrawn Trilogy 3-Book Bundle
  • Author : Timothy Zahn
  • Publisher : Random House Worlds
  • Pages : 1504
  • ISBN : 9780593499795
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • Experience the #1 New York Times bestselling Star Wars Legends trilogy that introduced the menacing Grand Admiral Thrawn—now in a complete three-book set. Following the events of Return of the Jedi: Star Wars: Episode VI, Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, and Princess Leia find themselves once again at the center of rebellion. Five years after the Death Star was destroyed and Darth Vader and the Emperor were defeated, the galaxy is struggling to heal the wounds of war, Leia and Han are married and expecting twins, and Luke has become the first in a long-awaited line of new Jedi Knights. But thousands of light-years away, the last of the Emperor’s warlords—the brilliant and deadly Grand Admiral Thrawn—has taken command of the shattered Imperial fleet, readied it for war, and pointed it at the fragile heart of the New Republic. Meanwhile, Han and Lando Calrissian race against time to find proof of treason inside the highest Republic Council—only to discover instead a ghostly fleet of warships that could bring doom to their friends and victory to their enemies. Yet most dangerous of all is a new Dark Jedi, risen from the ashes of a shrouded past, consumed by bitterness, and scheming to corrupt Luke to the dark side.

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    His Last Command
  • Author : Dan Abnett
  • Publisher : Games Workshop
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN : 1844162397
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Returning from a long mission on a Chaos world, Commissar Gaunt finds that his old regiment - nicknamed Gaunt's Ghosts - has been disbanded and redeployed under a new commander. But when the fighting becomes bitter, Gaunt is finally reunited with his men as the Imperial forces make one last attempt to hold the line against the invaders.

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    Vision of the Future
  • Author : Timothy Zahn
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 694
  • ISBN : 0553506900
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Leia, Princess (Fictitious character)
  • The New Republic faces possible destruction at the hands of the reanimated Grand Admiral Thrawn, servant of the once all-powerful evil empire.

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    Heir to the Empire: Star Wars Legends
  • Author : Timothy Zahn
  • Publisher : Del Rey
  • Pages : 496
  • ISBN : 9780345530004
  • Reader Reviews : 11
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Here is a special 20th anniversary edition of the #1 New York Times bestselling novel that reignited the entire Star Wars publishing phenomenon—featuring an Introduction and annotations from award-winning author Timothy Zahn, exclusive commentary from Lucasfilm and Del Rey Books, and a brand-new novella starring the ever-popular Grand Admiral Thrawn. The biggest event in the history of Star Wars books, Heir to the Empire follows the adventures of Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, and Princess Leia after they led the Rebel Alliance to victory in Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi. Five years after the Death Star was destroyed and Darth Vader and the Emperor were defeated, the galaxy is struggling to heal the wounds of war, Princess Leia and Han Solo are married and expecting twins, and Luke Skywalker has become the first in a long-awaited line of new Jedi Knights. But thousands of light-years away, the last of the Emperor’s warlords—the brilliant and deadly Grand Admiral Thrawn—has taken command of the shattered Imperial fleet, readied it for war, and pointed it at the fragile heart of the New Republic. For this dark warrior has made two vital discoveries that could destroy everything the courageous men and women of the Rebel Alliance fought so hard to create. The explosive confrontation that results is a towering epic of action, invention, mystery, and spectacle on a galactic scale—in short, a story worthy of the name Star Wars. Features a bonus section following the novel that includes a primer on the Star Wars expanded universe, and over half a dozen excerpts from some of the most popular Star Wars books of the last thirty years!

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    StarCraft: Evolution
  • Author : Timothy Zahn
  • Publisher : Del Rey
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN : 9780425284742
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Fiction
  • An action-packed novel that ushers in a new age of adventure in the critically acclaimed StarCraft series from Blizzard Entertainment The #1 New York Times bestselling author of Thrawn pens the latest chapter in the stunning StarCraft saga, building on the game’s rich legacy to create an unforgettable new story. After nearly a decade of brutal warfare, three mighty factions—the enigmatic protoss, the savage zerg, and the terrans, humanity’s descendants in the sector—have entered a cease-fire, but the peace is tenuous at best. When the sudden restoration of an incinerated planet is brought to light, tensions erupt. Neutrality swings back to hostility, and old enemies are accused of developing biological weapons to reignite the bitter conflict. An expedition of terran and protoss soldiers and researchers is deployed to investigate the mysterious zerg planet and its inhabitants’ intentions. But the lush alien landscape is host to other denizens, creatures shrouded in shadow, and should they be unleashed, they will change the fate of the entire galaxy.

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    Bash Cookbook
  • Author : Carl Albing,JP Vossen,Cameron Newham
  • Publisher : "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
  • Pages : 632
  • ISBN : 9780596516031
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  • Genre : Computers
  • The key to mastering any Unix system, especially Linux and Mac OS X, is a thorough knowledge of shell scripting. Scripting is a way to harness and customize the power of any Unix system, and it's an essential skill for any Unix users, including system administrators and professional OS X developers. But beneath this simple promise lies a treacherous ocean of variations in Unix commands and standards. bash Cookbook teaches shell scripting the way Unix masters practice the craft. It presents a variety of recipes and tricks for all levels of shell programmers so that anyone can become a proficient user of the most common Unix shell -- the bash shell -- and cygwin or other popular Unix emulation packages. Packed full of useful scripts, along with examples that explain how to create better scripts, this new cookbook gives professionals and power users everything they need to automate routine tasks and enable them to truly manage their systems -- rather than have their systems manage them.

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    The Last Command: Star Wars Legends (The Thrawn Trilogy)
  • Author : Timothy Zahn
  • Publisher : Del Rey
  • Pages : 496
  • ISBN : 9780307796202
  • Reader Reviews : 24
  • Genre : Fiction
  • The epic story that began with Heir to the Empire reaches its dramatic conclusion in this essential Star Wars Legends novel. The embattled Republic reels from the attacks of Grand Admiral Thrawn, who has marshaled the remnants of the Imperial forces and driven the Rebels back with an abominable technology recovered from the Emperor's secret fortress: clone soldiers. As Thrawn mounts his final siege, Han Solo and Chewbacca struggle to form a coalition of smugglers for a last-ditch attack, while Princess Leia holds the Alliance together and prepares for the birth of her Jedi twins. The Republic has one last hope—sending a small force into the very stronghold that houses Thrawn’s terrible cloning machines. There a final danger awaits, as the Dark Jedi C’baoth directs the battle against the Rebels and builds his strength to finish what he already started: the destruction of Luke Skywalker.

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    The Last Command
  • Author : Claude Houghton
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 268
  • ISBN : UOM:39015000550510
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  • Genre : Last command (Motion picture)
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    Star Wars VIII The Last Jedi: Bomber Command
  • Author : Jason Fry
  • Publisher : SFI Readerlink Dist
  • Pages : 96
  • ISBN : 0794440843
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  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Jump on board the next adventure in the Star Wars saga with Paige Tico’s journal Complete with stories, bomber schematics, and personal profiles, Paige Tico's journal will immerse readers in the world of the pilots and technicians of Cobalt Squadron. Discover secrets and insights from this courageous pilot as she reveals more about her past, her sister Rose, and her journey with the Resistance. With detailed sketches and eight large gatefolds, Paige's journal is perfect for readers looking for a glimpse inside the life a bomber in the galaxy. "It’s...amazing to think that the books I’ve worked on are in the hands of kids who will themselves be Star Wars fans for decades. I grew up with books such as Han Solo at Stars’ End, and they meant everything to me; it’s gratifying and humbling to think there may be fans who will wind up feeling the same way about Rey’s Survival Guide or Bomber Command." —Jason Fry, author of Star Wars VIII The Last Jedi: Bomber Command

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    Star Wars: Darth Vader and the Lost Command
  • Author : Haden Blackman,Rick Leonardi,Dan Green; Michael Kutsch
  • Publisher : Dark Horse
  • Pages : N.a
  • ISBN : 1621150925
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Still haunted by the death of Anakin Skywalker's beloved Padmé in Revenge of the Sith, Darth Vader is tasked with a mission to locate a lost Imperial expeditionary force—led by the son of Vader's rising nemesis, Moff Tarkin. But the perils of Vader's journey into the unexplored Ghost Nebula are compounded by traitors among his crew and the presence of the system's religious leader, Lady Saro. • Collects the five-issue miniseries. • Written by The Force Unleashed's Haden Blackman! • Art by Rick Leonardi of Aliens vs. Predator: Three World War!

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    Pro Git
  • Author : Scott Chacon,Ben Straub
  • Publisher : Apress
  • Pages : 441
  • ISBN : 9781484200766
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Computers
  • Pro Git (Second Edition) is your fully-updated guide to Git and its usage in the modern world. Git has come a long way since it was first developed by Linus Torvalds for Linux kernel development. It has taken the open source world by storm since its inception in 2005, and this book teaches you how to use it like a pro. Effective and well-implemented version control is a necessity for successful web projects, whether large or small. With this book you’ll learn how to master the world of distributed version workflow, use the distributed features of Git to the full, and extend Git to meet your every need. Written by Git pros Scott Chacon and Ben Straub, Pro Git (Second Edition) builds on the hugely successful first edition, and is now fully updated for Git version 2.0, as well as including an indispensable chapter on GitHub. It’s the best book for all your Git needs.

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    Daring to Disciple
  • Author : Stuart Robinson
  • Publisher : Cityharvest International
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN : 0648510832
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  • Genre : Religion
  • We are sleep walking into oblivion unless there is a dramatic change. Daring to Disciple reminds us of the biblical imperative of not merely calling for conversions, but more importantly to make disciples. The principles within the pages of this book have been demonstrated to be effective in all religio-cultural contexts. Their simplicity, adaptability and flexibility is their strength. This insightful and convicting book is a clarion call to make disciples. If you want to change the world then read this book.

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    Learning the Vi and Vim Editors
  • Author : Arnold Robbins,Elbert Hannah,Linda Lamb
  • Publisher : "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
  • Pages : 494
  • ISBN : 9780596154646
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Computers
  • There's nothing that hard-core Unix and Linux users are more fanatical about than their text editor. Editors are the subject of adoration and worship, or of scorn and ridicule, depending upon whether the topic of discussion is your editor or someone else's. vi has been the standard editor for close to 30 years. Popular on Unix and Linux, it has a growing following on Windows systems, too. Most experienced system administrators cite vi as their tool of choice. And since 1986, this book has been the guide for vi. However, Unix systems are not what they were 30 years ago, and neither is this book. While retaining all the valuable features of previous editions, the 7th edition of Learning the vi and vim Editors has been expanded to include detailed information on vim, the leading vi clone. vim is the default version of vi on most Linux systems and on Mac OS X, and is available for many other operating systems too. With this guide, you learn text editing basics and advanced tools for both editors, such as multi-window editing, how to write both interactive macros and scripts to extend the editor, and power tools for programmers -- all in the easy-to-follow style that has made this book a classic. Learning the vi and vim Editors includes: A complete introduction to text editing with vi: How to move around vi in a hurry Beyond the basics, such as using buffers vi's global search and replacement Advanced editing, including customizing vi and executing Unix commands How to make full use of vim: Extended text objects and more powerful regular expressions Multi-window editing and powerful vim scripts How to make full use of the GUI version of vim, called gvim vim's enhancements for programmers, such as syntax highlighting, folding and extended tags Coverage of three other popular vi clones -- nvi, elvis, and vile -- is also included. You'll find several valuable appendixes, including an alphabetical quick reference to both vi and ex mode commands for regular vi and for vim, plus an updated appendix on vi and the Internet. Learning either vi or vim is required knowledge if you use Linux or Unix, and in either case, reading this book is essential. After reading this book, the choice of editor will be obvious for you too.

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    Learning GNU Emacs
  • Author : Debra Cameron,Bill Rosenblatt,Eric Raymond,Eric S. Raymond
  • Publisher : "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
  • Pages : 580
  • ISBN : 1565921526
  • Reader Reviews : 4
  • Genre : Computers
  • Carries readers from the beginning through the proficient stages of learning the GNU Emacs editor, covering everything from simple text editing to moderately complicated customization and programming. Original. (Advanced).

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    Dade's Last Command
  • Author : Frank Laumer
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 285
  • ISBN : 0813033004
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : History
  • From the Foreword: "The definitive account of the march and annihilation of Major Francis Dade's column of 108 men in December 1835. . . . Extensive knowledge of the soldiers, the Seminoles, and the terrain is woven into the text. There does not exist a more vivid, but at the same time historically accurate account of a single action in U.S. military literature." "...a gripping account of the infamous Dade Massacre and probably the best book ever written about the Second Seminole War."--Matt Pearcy,The Journal of America's Military Past Dade's Battle in December 1835 precipitated the Second Seminole War. It was the first American war fought over the issue of slavery, Frank Laumer writes, and it occurred principally because of white determination to protect the institution. In their search for runaway slaves, white citizens of Georgia and Florida invaded Seminole land and met with resistance; the violent encounters that followed led to Dade's Battle. As a result, Laumer says, the escape hatch was closed, Native Americans were removed from the land, and Florida was made "safe" for white expansion. Coupling thirty years of research with a passion to understand the fate of Major Dade's command and the motivations of the attacking Seminoles, Laumer has written a vivid account of a battle that changed Florida's history. After walking Dade's route on the Fort King Road from Tampa to the battlefield north of the Withlacoochee River--wearing the complete woolen uniform of an enlisted man, carrying musket, canteen, pack, bayonet, and haversack--Laumer can describe not only the clothing and weapons of the soldiers but also the tension and fear they felt as they marched through Seminole territory. He has also assessed the position of the Seminoles, sympathizing with the choices forced by their leaders. Laumer also describes the backgrounds of the soldiers who marched under Dade and the role of much-maligned black interpreter, Louis Pacheco, and he offers new insights on the mistakes made by the commanders who ordered the march. More than the account of a single military action, Dade's Last Command is the story of good and decent men "who died violent and terrible deaths to perpetuate a political and social evil."

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    The Rust Programming Language (Covers Rust 2018)
  • Author : Steve Klabnik,Carol Nichols
  • Publisher : No Starch Press
  • Pages : 560
  • ISBN : 9781718500457
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  • Genre : Computers
  • The official book on the Rust programming language, written by the Rust development team at the Mozilla Foundation, fully updated for Rust 2018. The Rust Programming Language is the official book on Rust: an open source systems programming language that helps you write faster, more reliable software. Rust offers control over low-level details (such as memory usage) in combination with high-level ergonomics, eliminating the hassle traditionally associated with low-level languages. The authors of The Rust Programming Language, members of the Rust Core Team, share their knowledge and experience to show you how to take full advantage of Rust's features--from installation to creating robust and scalable programs. You'll begin with basics like creating functions, choosing data types, and binding variables and then move on to more advanced concepts, such as: • Ownership and borrowing, lifetimes, and traits • Using Rust's memory safety guarantees to build fast, safe programs • Testing, error handling, and effective refactoring • Generics, smart pointers, multithreading, trait objects, and advanced pattern matching • Using Cargo, Rust's built-in package manager, to build, test, and document your code and manage dependencies • How best to use Rust's advanced compiler with compiler-led programming techniques You'll find plenty of code examples throughout the book, as well as three chapters dedicated to building complete projects to test your learning: a number guessing game, a Rust implementation of a command line tool, and a multithreaded server. New to this edition: An extended section on Rust macros, an expanded chapter on modules, and appendixes on Rust development tools and editions.

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    The Dream Life
  • Author : J. Hoberman
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 461
  • ISBN : 1565849787
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  • Genre : History
  • The Village Voice film critic illuminates the film culture of the 1960s, focusing on key movies such as Dr. Strangelove, Bonnie and Clyde, and The Wild Bunch. Reprint.

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    Star Wars Legends Epic Collection: The New Republic Vol. 4
  • Author : Mike Baron
  • Publisher : Marvel Entertainment
  • Pages : 472
  • ISBN : 9781302506711
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  • Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Collecting Star Wars: Heir To The Empire #1-6, Star Wars: Dark Force Rising #1-6 And Star Wars: The Last Command #1-6. The Thrawn Trilogy is here! Five years after the glorious rebel victory against the second Death Star, Luke Skywalker is the first of a new line of Jedi Knights! Han Solo and Princess Leia are married and have taken on many of the burdens of governing the New Republic. But the galaxy is not yet safe. Far, far away, something festers. One lingering faction of the Empire — near death, but all the more dangerous for it. And a new discovery could spark it back into life. The last of the Emperor’s warlords, Admiral Thrawn, is ready to seize his chance as a dark and deadly force — and suddenly, the odds are stacked heavily against Luke, Leia and Han!

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    Game Programming Patterns
  • Author : Robert Nystrom
  • Publisher : Genever Benning
  • Pages : 354
  • ISBN : 9780990582915
  • Reader Reviews : 4
  • Genre : Computers
  • The biggest challenge facing many game programmers is completing their game. Most game projects fizzle out, overwhelmed by the complexity of their own code. Game Programming Patterns tackles that exact problem. Based on years of experience in shipped AAA titles, this book collects proven patterns to untangle and optimize your game, organized as independent recipes so you can pick just the patterns you need. You will learn how to write a robust game loop, how to organize your entities using components, and take advantage of the CPUs cache to improve your performance. You'll dive deep into how scripting engines encode behavior, how quadtrees and other spatial partitions optimize your engine, and how other classic design patterns can be used in games.

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    Solaris 7 Reference
  • Author : Janice Winsor
  • Publisher : Prentice Hall
  • Pages : 1588
  • ISBN : STANFORD:36105021961185
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  • Genre : Computers
  • The essential resource for every Solaris user, sysadmin, Web professional and developer, "Solaris 7 Reference" provides comprehensive information and examples on over 450 Solaris commands. The reference delivers more than 1,000 pages of rock-solid information that's never been delivered with more clarity, or organized for greater accessibility.

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    Blackcollar
  • Author : Timothy Zahn
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Pages : 268
  • ISBN : 9781453272015
  • Reader Reviews : 5
  • Genre : Fiction
  • A genetically enhanced fighting force may be humanity’s only hope in this novel by the #1 New York Times–bestselling author of Star Wars: Thrawn. Decades after a successful invasion of Earth and the Terran Democratic Empire by the Ryqril—hostile, leathery-skinned aliens—resistance fighter Allen Caine is training for an undercover mission. He will assume the identity of an aide to the senate—part of the government that colludes with the invaders. But when the mission begins earlier than planned, Caine finds himself stuck on the off-planet outpost of Plinry with no idea of what awaits. He’s responsible for the most important mission undertaken by the resistance in twenty years, and when the operation goes awry, Caine’s only hope is to locate Plinry’s so-called blackcollars—the elusive, martial arts–trained guerilla force whose wartime resistance efforts are legendary. With his life and the freedom of everyone in the TDE on the line, Caine’s success will depend on whether or not he can find them. . . .

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    The Linux Command Line
  • Author : William E. Shotts, Jr.
  • Publisher : No Starch Press
  • Pages : 482
  • ISBN : 9781593273897
  • Reader Reviews : 6
  • Genre : Computers
  • You've experienced the shiny, point-and-click surface of your Linux computer—now dive below and explore its depths with the power of the command line. The Linux Command Line takes you from your very first terminal keystrokes to writing full programs in Bash, the most popular Linux shell. Along the way you'll learn the timeless skills handed down by generations of gray-bearded, mouse-shunning gurus: file navigation, environment configuration, command chaining, pattern matching with regular expressions, and more. In addition to that practical knowledge, author William Shotts reveals the philosophy behind these tools and the rich heritage that your desktop Linux machine has inherited from Unix supercomputers of yore. As you make your way through the book's short, easily-digestible chapters, you'll learn how to: * Create and delete files, directories, and symlinks * Administer your system, including networking, package installation, and process management * Use standard input and output, redirection, and pipelines * Edit files with Vi, the world’s most popular text editor * Write shell scripts to automate common or boring tasks * Slice and dice text files with cut, paste, grep, patch, and sed Once you overcome your initial "shell shock," you'll find that the command line is a natural and expressive way to communicate with your computer. Just don't be surprised if your mouse starts to gather dust. A featured resource in the Linux Foundation's "Evolution of a SysAdmin"

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    Leaders Eat Last
  • Author : Simon Sinek
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN : 9781101623039
  • Reader Reviews : 11
  • Genre : Business & Economics
  • The New York Times bestseller by the acclaimed, bestselling author of Start With Why and Together is Better. Now with an expanded chapter and appendix on leading millennials, based on Simon Sinek's viral video "Millenials in the workplace" (150+ million views). Imagine a world where almost everyone wakes up inspired to go to work, feels trusted and valued during the day, then returns home feeling fulfilled. This is not a crazy, idealized notion. Today, in many successful organizations, great leaders create environments in which people naturally work together to do remarkable things. In his work with organizations around the world, Simon Sinek noticed that some teams trust each other so deeply that they would literally put their lives on the line for each other. Other teams, no matter what incentives are offered, are doomed to infighting, fragmentation and failure. Why? The answer became clear during a conversation with a Marine Corps general. "Officers eat last," he said. Sinek watched as the most junior Marines ate first while the most senior Marines took their place at the back of the line. What's symbolic in the chow hall is deadly serious on the battlefield: Great leaders sacrifice their own comfort--even their own survival--for the good of those in their care. Too many workplaces are driven by cynicism, paranoia, and self-interest. But the best ones foster trust and cooperation because their leaders build what Sinek calls a "Circle of Safety" that separates the security inside the team from the challenges outside. Sinek illustrates his ideas with fascinating true stories that range from the military to big business, from government to investment banking.

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    Windows 8.1: The Missing Manual
  • Author : David Pogue
  • Publisher : "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
  • Pages : 950
  • ISBN : 9781449371807
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Computers
  • Windows 8.1 continues the evolution of the most radical redesign in Microsoft’s history. It combines the familiar Windows desktop with a new, touchscreen-friendly world of tiles and full-screen apps. Luckily, David Pogue is back to help you make sense of it—with humor, authority, and 500 illustrations. The important stuff you need to know: What’s new in 8.1. The update to 8.1 offers new apps, a universal Search, the return of the Start menu, and several zillion other nips and tucks. New features. Storage Spaces, Windows To Go, File Histories—if Microsoft wrote it, this book covers it. Security. Protect your PC from viruses, spyware, spam, sick hard drives, and out-of-control kids. The network. HomeGroups, connecting from the road, mail, Web, music streaming among PCs—this book has your network covered. The software. Media Center, Photo Gallery, Internet Explorer, speech recognition—this one authoritative, witty guide makes it all crystal clear. It’s the book that should have been in the box.

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    Ask a Manager
  • Author : Alison Green
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 9780399181825
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Business & Economics
  • From the creator of the popular website Ask a Manager and New York’s work-advice columnist comes a witty, practical guide to 200 difficult professional conversations—featuring all-new advice! There’s a reason Alison Green has been called “the Dear Abby of the work world.” Ten years as a workplace-advice columnist have taught her that people avoid awkward conversations in the office because they simply don’t know what to say. Thankfully, Green does—and in this incredibly helpful book, she tackles the tough discussions you may need to have during your career. You’ll learn what to say when • coworkers push their work on you—then take credit for it • you accidentally trash-talk someone in an email then hit “reply all” • you’re being micromanaged—or not being managed at all • you catch a colleague in a lie • your boss seems unhappy with your work • your cubemate’s loud speakerphone is making you homicidal • you got drunk at the holiday party Praise for Ask a Manager “A must-read for anyone who works . . . [Alison Green’s] advice boils down to the idea that you should be professional (even when others are not) and that communicating in a straightforward manner with candor and kindness will get you far, no matter where you work.”—Booklist (starred review) “The author’s friendly, warm, no-nonsense writing is a pleasure to read, and her advice can be widely applied to relationships in all areas of readers’ lives. Ideal for anyone new to the job market or new to management, or anyone hoping to improve their work experience.”—Library Journal (starred review) “I am a huge fan of Alison Green’s Ask a Manager column. This book is even better. It teaches us how to deal with many of the most vexing big and little problems in our workplaces—and to do so with grace, confidence, and a sense of humor.”—Robert Sutton, Stanford professor and author of The No Asshole Rule and The Asshole Survival Guide “Ask a Manager is the ultimate playbook for navigating the traditional workforce in a diplomatic but firm way.”—Erin Lowry, author of Broke Millennial: Stop Scraping By and Get Your Financial Life Together

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    Git Pocket Guide
  • Author : Richard E. Silverman
  • Publisher : "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
  • Pages : 234
  • ISBN : 9781449327521
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Computers
  • This pocket guide is the perfect on-the-job companion to Git, the distributed version control system. It provides a compact, readable introduction to Git for new users, as well as a reference to common commands and procedures for those of you with Git experience. Written for Git version 1.8.2, this handy task-oriented guide is organized around the basic version control functions you need, such as making commits, fixing mistakes, merging, and searching history. Examine the state of your project at earlier points in time Learn the basics of creating and making changes to a repository Create branches so many people can work on a project simultaneously Merge branches and reconcile the changes among them Clone an existing repository and share changes with push/pull commands Examine and change your repository’s commit history Access remote repositories, using different network protocols Get recipes for accomplishing a variety of common tasks

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    Photoshop CC: The Missing Manual
  • Author : Lesa Snider
  • Publisher : "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
  • Pages : 1585
  • ISBN : 9781449342371
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Computers
  • Photoshop CC is truly amazing, but it can also be overwhelming if you’re just getting started. This book makes learning Photoshop as easy as possible by explaining things in a friendly, conversational style—without technical jargon. After a thorough introduction to the program, you’ll delve deep into Photoshop’s secrets with expert tips and practical editing advice you can use every day. The important stuff you need to know: Learn your way around. Take a tour of Photoshop’s workspace and learn how to customize it. Unlock the magic. Use layers, masks, and Smart Objects to safely edit your images. Perfect your photos. Learn techniques for cropping, color-correcting, retouching, and combining photos. Master color. Drain, change, and add color; create gorgeous black-and-whites, partial-color effects, and duotones. Be artistic. Create illustrations, paintings, and pro-level text; use filters effectively, edit video, and create 3D art. Share your work. Produce great-looking images for print, presentations, and the Web. Work smarter and faster. Automate common chores and install plug-ins for complex tasks.

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    Learning the Unix Operating System
  • Author : Jerry Peek,Grace Todino,John Strang
  • Publisher : "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
  • Pages : 182
  • ISBN : 0596002610
  • Reader Reviews : 9
  • Genre : Computers
  • A handy book for someone just starting with Unix or Linux, and an ideal primer for Mac and PC users of the Internet who need to know a little about Unix on the systems they visit. The most effective introduction to Unix in print, covering Internet usage for email, file transfers, web browsing, and many major and minor updates to help the reader navigate the ever-expanding capabilities of the operating system.

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    Oracle SQL*Plus
  • Author : Jonathan Gennick
  • Publisher : "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
  • Pages : 532
  • ISBN : 1565925785
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Computers
  • An interactive guide to Oracle's intensive query tool, SQL* Plus, discusses its powerful features, furnishes a syntax quick reference, and explains how to write and execute script files, generate reports, extract data from the database, utilize new administrative features, query data dictionary tables, and more. Original. (Intermediate)

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    Learning Linux Shell Scripting
  • Author : Ganesh Sanjiv Naik
  • Publisher : Packt Publishing Ltd
  • Pages : 332
  • ISBN : 9781788991537
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Computers
  • Break through the practice of writing tedious code with shell scripts Key Features Learn to impeccably build shell scripts and develop advanced applications Create smart solutions by writing and debugging scripts A step-by-step tutorial to automate routine tasks by developing scripts Book Description Linux is the most powerful and universally adopted OS. Shell is a program that gives the user direct interaction with the operating system. Scripts are collections of commands that are stored in a file. The shell reads this file and acts on commands as if they were typed on the keyboard. Learning Linux Shell Scripting covers Bash, GNU Bourne Again Shell, preparing you to work in the exciting world of Linux shell scripting. CentOS is a popular rpm-based stable and secured Linux distribution. Therefore, we have used CentOS distribution instead of Ubuntu distribution. Linux Shell Scripting is independent of Linux distributions, but we have covered both types of distros. We start with an introduction to the Shell environment and basic commands used. Next, we explore process management in Linux OS, real-world essentials such as debugging and perform Shell arithmetic fluently. You'll then take a step ahead and learn new and advanced topics in Shell scripting, such as decision making, starting up a system, and customizing a Linux environment. You will also learn about grep, stream editor, and AWK, which are very powerful text filters and editors. Finally, you'll get to grips with taking backup, using other language scripts in Shell Scripts as well as automating database administration tasks for MySQL and Oracle. By the end of this book, you will be able to confidently use your own shell scripts in the real world. What you will learn Familiarize yourself with the various text filtering tools available in Linux Understand expressions and variables and how to use them practically Automate decision-making and save a lot of time and effort of revisiting code Get to grips with advanced functionality such as using traps, dialogs to develop screens & Database administration such as MySQL or Oracle Start up a system and customize a Linux system Taking backup of local or remote data or important files. Use existing other language scripts such as Python, Perl & Ruby in Shell Scripts Who this book is for Learning Linux Shell Scripting is ideal for those who are proficient at working with Linux and want to learn about shell scripting to improve their efficiency and practical skills.

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    Windows PowerShell Cookbook
  • Author : Lee Holmes
  • Publisher : "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
  • Pages : 882
  • ISBN : 9780596801502
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Computers
  • With more than 250 ready-to-use recipes, this solutions-oriented introduction to the Windows PowerShell scripting environment and language provides administrators with the tools to be productive immediately.

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    Mastering Emacs
  • Author : Mickey Petersen
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : N.a
  • ISBN : 1320673910
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Books
  • Read and download full book Mastering Emacs

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    Catechism of the Catholic Church
  • Author : U.S. Catholic Church
  • Publisher : Image
  • Pages : 850
  • ISBN : 9780385508193
  • Reader Reviews : 34
  • Genre : Religion
  • Over 3 million copies sold! Essential reading for Catholics of all walks of life. Here it is - the first new Catechism of the Catholic Church in more than 400 years, a complete summary of what Catholics around the world commonly believe. The Catechism draws on the Bible, the Mass, the Sacraments, Church tradition and teaching, and the lives of saints. It comes with a complete index, footnotes and cross-references for a fuller understanding of every subject. The word catechism means "instruction" - this book will serve as the standard for all future catechisms. Using the tradition of explaining what the Church believes (the Creed), what she celebrates (the Sacraments), what she lives (the Commandments), and what she prays (the Lord's Prayer), the Catechism of the Catholic Church offers challenges for believers and answers for all those interested in learning about the mystery of the Catholic faith. The Catechism of the Catholic Church is a positive, coherent and contemporary map for our spiritual journey toward transformation.

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    Heir to the Empire: Star Wars Legends (The Thrawn Trilogy)
  • Author : Timothy Zahn
  • Publisher : Del Rey
  • Pages : 434
  • ISBN : 9780553296129
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Fiction
  • #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • In this essential Star Wars Legends novel—the first ever to take place after the events of the original trilogy—Grand Admiral Thrawn makes his debut on the galactic stage. Five years ago, the Rebel Alliance destroyed the Death Star, defeated Darth Vader and the Emperor, and drove the remnants of the old Imperial Starfleet to a distant corner of the galaxy. Princess Leia and Han Solo are married and expecting twins. And Luke Skywalker has become the first in a long-awaited line of Jedi Knights. But thousands of light-years away, the last of the Emperor’s warlords, Grand Admiral Thrawn, has taken command of the shattered Imperial fleet, readied it for war, and pointed it at the fragile heart of the New Republic. For this dark warrior has made a vital discovery that could destroy everything the courageous men and women of the Rebel Alliance fought so hard to build.