Dead Reckoning

Dead Reckoning
Author: Carys Cragg
Publsiher: arsenal pulp press
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2017-11-20
Genre: True Crime
ISBN: 9781551526980

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A powerful and emotional memoir about a woman whose father was brutally murdered at home by an intruder. Twenty years later, she decides to contact his murderer in prison, and learns startling new information about the crime. Dead Reckoning follows the author’s determination to confront the man who destroyed her world in order to find peace.

Dead Reckoning

Dead Reckoning
Author: Charlaine Harris
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2011-05-03
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781101514382

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Caught up in the politics of the vampire world, psychic Sookie Stackhouse learns that she is as much of a pawn as any ordinary human in this novel in the #1 New York Times bestselling series—the inspiration for the HBO® original series True Blood. With her knack for being in trouble’s way, Sookie witnesses the firebombing of Merlotte’s, the bar where she works. Since Sam Merlotte is now known to be two-natured, suspicion falls immediately on the anti-shifters in the area. Sookie suspects otherwise, but her attention is divided when she realizes that her lover, Eric Northman, and his “child” Pam are plotting to kill the vampire who is now their master. Gradually, Sookie is drawn into the plot—which is much more complicated than she knows...

Dead Reckoning

Dead Reckoning
Author: Ken McGoogan
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2017-09-26
Genre: History
ISBN: 9781443441285

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With this book—his most ambitious yet—Ken McGoogan delivers a vivid, comprehensive recasting of Arctic-exploration history. Dead Reckoning challenges the conventional narrative, which emerged out of Victorian England and focused almost exclusively on Royal Navy officers. By integrating non-British and fur-trade explorers and, above all, Canada’s indigenous peoples, this work brings the story of Arctic discovery into the twenty-first century. Orthodox history celebrates such naval figures as John Franklin, Edward Parry and James Clark Ross. Dead Reckoning tells their stories, but the book also encompasses such forgotten heroes as Thanadelthur, Akaitcho, Tattanoeuck, Ouligbuck, Tookoolito and Ebierbing, to name just a few. Without the assistance of the Inuit, Franklin’s recently discovered ships, Erebus and Terror, would still be lying undiscovered at the bottom of the polar sea. The book ranges from the sixteenth century to the present day, looks at climate change and the politics of the Northwest Passage, and recognizes the cultural diversity of a centuries-old quest. Informed by the author’s own voyages and researches in the Arctic, and illustrated throughout, Dead Reckoning is a colourful, multi-dimensional saga that demolishes myths, exposes pretenders and celebrates unsung heroes. For international readers, it sets out a new story of Arctic discovery. For Canadians, it brings that story home.

Dead Reckoning

Dead Reckoning
Author: Diane Vaughan
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 640
Release: 2021-09-21
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9780226796543

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Vaughan unveils the complicated and high-pressure world of air traffic controllers as they navigate technology and political and public climates, and shows how they keep the skies so safe. When two airplanes were flown into the World Trade Center towers on September 11, 2001, Americans watched in uncomprehending shock as first responders struggled to react to the situation on the ground. Congruently, another remarkable and heroic feat was taking place in the air: more than six hundred and fifty air traffic control facilities across the country coordinated their efforts to ground four thousand flights in just two hours—an achievement all the more impressive considering the unprecedented nature of the task. In Dead Reckoning, Diane Vaughan explores the complex work of air traffic controllers, work that is built upon a close relationship between human organizational systems and technology and is remarkably safe given the high level of risk. Vaughan observed the distinct skill sets of air traffic controllers and the ways their workplaces changed to adapt to technological developments and public and political pressures. She chronicles the ways these forces affected their jobs, from their relationships with one another and the layouts of their workspace to their understandings of their job and its place in society. The result is a nuanced and engaging look at an essential role that demands great coordination, collaboration, and focus—a role that technology will likely never be able to replace. Even as the book conveys warnings about complex systems and the liabilities of technological and organizational innovation, it shows the kinds of problem-solving solutions that evolved over time and the importance of people.

Dead Reckoning

Dead Reckoning
Author: Rosemary Edghill,Mercedes Lackey
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2012-06-05
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
ISBN: 9781599908373

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Jett is a girl passing as a boy, living as a cowboy in the old West as she searches for her long-lost brother. When the book opens, she's just rolled into a new town, where she stops by the saloon. Things are relatively calm, although she suspects there will be Trouble from at least one of the locals. Sure enough, Trouble starts to mosey over, when-- The saloon is invaded by zombies. Barely escaping with her life, Jett hightails it out of town and soon falls into the company of Honoria Gibbons, a smart, self-sufficient young woman who also happens to be a fabulous inventor. Together with White Fox, a young man they meet, they set out to discover what's caused the zombie uprising. Turns out these zombies aren't rising from the dead of their own accord... but who would want an undead army? And why?

Dead Reckoning

Dead Reckoning
Author: Ronald W. Doerfler
Publsiher: Taylor Trade Publishing
Total Pages: 182
Release: 1993-09-01
Genre: Education
ISBN: 9781589796737

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No author has gone as far as Doerfler in covering methods of mental calculation beyond simple arithmetic. Even if you have no interest in competing with computers you'll learn a great deal about number theory and the art of efficient computer programming. —Martin Gardner

Dead Reckoning

Dead Reckoning
Author: Sarmila Bose
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2012-08-07
Genre: History
ISBN: 9789350094266

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This ground-breaking book chronicles the 1971 war in South Asia by reconstituting the memories of those on opposing sides of the conflict. 1971 was marked by a bitter civil war within Pakistan and war between India and Pakistan, backed respectively by the Soviet Union and the United States. It was fought over the territory of East Pakistan, which seceded to become Bangladesh. Through a detailed investigation of events on the ground, Sarmila Bose contextualises and humanises the war while analysing what the events reveal about the nature of the conflict itself. The story of 1971 has so far been dominated by the narrative of the victorious side. All parties to the war are still largely imprisoned by wartime partisan mythologies. Bose reconstructs events via interviews conducted in Bangladesh and Pakistan, published and unpublished reminiscences in Bengali and English of participants on all sides, official documents, foreign media reports and other sources. Her book challenges assumptions about the nature of the conflict, and exposes the ways in which the 1971 war is still playing out in the region.

Dead Reckoning

Dead Reckoning
Author: Dick Lehr
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2020-06-09
Genre: History
ISBN: 9780062448521

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The definitive and dramatic account of what became known as "Operation Vengeance" -- the targeted kill by U.S. fighter pilots of Japan's larger-than-life military icon, Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto, the naval genius who had devised the devastating attack on Pearl Harbor. “AIR RAID, PEARL HARBOR. THIS IS NO DRILL.” At 7:58 a.m. on December 7, 1941, an officer at the Ford Island Command Center typed what would become one of the most famous radio dispatches in history, as the Japanese navy launched a surprise aerial assault on U.S. bases on Hawaii. In a little over two hours, more than 2,400 Americans were dead, propelling the U.S.’s entry into World War II. Dead Reckoning is the epic true story of the high-stakes operation undertaken sixteen months later to avenge that deadly strike – a longshot mission hatched hastily at the U.S. base on Guadalcanal. Expertly crafting this "hunt for Bin Laden"-style WWII story, New York Times bestselling author Dick Lehr recreates the tension-filled events leading up to the climactic clash in the South Pacific skies – frontline moments loaded with xenophobia, spycraft, sacrifice and broken hearts. Lehr goes behind the scenes at Station Hypo on Hawaii, where U.S. Navy code breakers first discovered exactly where and when to find Admiral Yamamoto, on April 18, 1943, and then chronicles in dramatic detail the nerve-wracking mission to kill him. He focuses on Army Air Force Major John W. Mitchell, the ace fighter pilot from the tiny hamlet of Enid, Mississippi who was tasked with conceiving a flight route, literally to the second, for the only U.S. fighter plane on Guadalcanal capable of reaching Yamamoto hundreds of miles away – the new twin-engine P-38 Lightning with its fabled “cone of fire.” Given unprecedented access to Mitchell’s personal papers and hundreds of private letters, Lehr reveals for the first time the full story of Mitchell’s wartime exploits up to the face-off with Yamamoto, along with those of key American pilots Mitchell chose for the momentous mission: Rex Barber, Thomas Lanphier Jr., Besby Holmes, and Ray Hine. The spotlight also shines on their enemy target –Admiral Yamamoto, the enigmatic, charismatic commander in chief of Japan’s Combined Fleet, whose complicated feelings about the U.S.—he studied at Harvard—add rich complexity. In this way Dead Reckoning offers at once a fast-paced recounting of a crucial turning point in the Pacific war and keenly drawn portraits of its two main protagonists: Isoroku Yamamoto, the architect of Pearl Harbor, and John Mitchell, the architect of the Yamamoto’s demise. Dead Reckoning features black-and-white photos throughout.

Dead Reckoning

Dead Reckoning
Author: Emma Walker
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2021-06-01
Genre: Nature
ISBN: 9781493052790

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It's easier to stay alive if you know what's out there. That's the philosophy behind Dead Reckoning, an honest, unflinching, sometimes-thrilling collection of close calls and catastrophes in the Great Outdoors. Emma Walker's narrative nonfiction covers outdoor activities ranging from hiking to sea kayaking to backcountry skiing, all in accessible, easy-to-understand terms. At the end of each chapter, she distills lessons learned for staying safe in the outdoors––all with a relatable (and occasionally vulnerable) twist.

Dead Reckoning

Dead Reckoning
Author: Caitlin Rother
Publsiher: Pinnacle Books
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2011-02-01
Genre: True Crime
ISBN: 9780786027859

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Good Couple Happy and retired, Tom and Jackie Hawks lived a charmed life in sunny Southern California. They were delighted when former child star Skylar Deleon and his pregnant wife Jennifer offered cash to purchase their 55-foot yacht The Well Deserved. . . Bad Couple But a trial voyage turned into a nightmare. Out at sea, the Hawkses begged for their lives as they were forced to sign everything over to Skylar. In return, they were tied to the ship's anchor and thrown overboard--alive. . . Dead Couple Skylar and Jennifer's twisted story became even more shocking when Skylar's unusual sexual motivations were revealed in court. After killing a man while out of jail on work furlough, he reportedly tried to hire hits from prison on four witnesses, including his father. . . For this former child actor, the answer to "Where Are They Now?" is Death Row. "A thrilling account of murder and mayhem." --M. William Phelps "A chilling read by a writer at the top of her game." --Gregg Olsen "A breathless tale of unthinkable events that no true crime fan should miss." --Katherine Ramsland 16 Pages Of Shocking Photos!

By Dead Reckoning

By Dead Reckoning
Author: Ralph Lewis
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 236
Release: 1994-01-01
Genre: History
ISBN: 0962648361

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Ralph Lewis has produced a fascinating account of the experiences of a radio operator/navigator during what may be described as the formative years of those professions. The accounts of his wartime years with United Air Lines & of the many strange episodes with the legendary Transocean Air Lines after the war could be, without exaggeration, described as adventurous. In addition to the sharply-written text, the book is illustrated exclusively with more than a hundred of Ralph's superb photographs that include rare shots of the Pacific islands & atolls, the famous Transocean gold bullion airlift, the monkey flights, the royal chairlift in Saudi Arabia & many others.

Dead Reckoning

Dead Reckoning
Author: Ph.D. Nordby
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 304
Release: 1999-12-20
Genre: Law
ISBN: 1420048821

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Her Brentwood home became a hotbed for homicide. But in the wake of intense public and media attention, one saliant and hard truth was often overlooked: the murder of Nicole Brown-Simpson, while brutal and heinous in its form, was just one of thousands of homicides committed during that same year. Most escaped the scrutiny of public interest. Many never made it to trial, and still others were dismissed as natural deaths-perfect crimes that remain forever unsolved. How, then, do investigators solve a murder when the trail goes cold? Like mariners navigating without landmarks under a starless night sky-lacking a reliable witness or smoking gun-they plot their course through the clues by applying their own style of Dead Reckoning, reconstructing the crime by disciplined observation, careful reasoning, and experience. Dead Reckoning: The Art of Forensic Detection examines the applications of logic and science to decipher chaotic death scenes and difficult cases, and to derive orderly explanations from their jumbled clues. The 10 case studies in this book illustrate the powers of observation exercised in reading the signs, identifying them as clues, and reasoning from them to the best explanation. For investigators, as well as forensic pathologists, coroners, prosecutors, and defense attorneys, Dead Reckoning: The Art of Forensic Detection stresses the importance of trusting your own observations even in the wake of contradictory evidence.

Dead Reckoning

Dead Reckoning
Author: Jeff Dawson
Publsiher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2012-08-16
Genre: History
ISBN: 9781780224886

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The dramatic story of the sinking of the Dunedin Star November 9th, 1942. Amid the cloaking gloom of the Liverpool docks lay the Dunedin Star. A ship of the Blue Star Line, she was bound for the Middle East, her consignment of munitions for the 8th Army supplemented by twenty-one fare-paying civilians escaping the Blitz for the colonies, all forced to take the long haul round the Cape. As an unescorted merchantman sailing U-boat infested waters, Dunedin Star's passage was, at best, a risky undertaking. But her eventual fate was to defy all expectation. Three weeks into her voyage, her hull mysteriously holed, Dunedin Star ran aground off Namibia's infamous Skeleton Coast - five hundred miles of raging surf and burning desert, the most violent and desolate shore on earth. Sixty-three men, women and children were to defy mountainous waves and unfathomable odds to reach land . . . but their struggle for survival had only just begun. From interviews with survivors, eyewitness testimony, historical resources and personal journals, Dawson skilfully reconstructs the Dunedin Star's doomed voyage, the terror of the wilderness and the painstaking rescue missions. From the grim waters of the North Atlantic to the blistering African wastes, he narrates a classic tale of pluck, set against the backdrop of World War II.

Dead Reckoning

Dead Reckoning
Author: K. Perkins
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Pub
Total Pages: 366
Release: 2012-08-29
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781479155484

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Dead Reckoning is an historical adventure of piracy, love and revenge in the Caribbean in the Seventeenth Century.Leo is born in Spanish Panama in 1659. When he is twelve years old he witnesses the violent rape and murder of his mother by three of the Caribbean's most feared pirates: Tarr, Blake and Hornigold, and swears revenge at all costs.Gabriella is trapped in an abusive marriage to a ruthless Dutch slave trader, who is in business with the same English cut-throats. She risks all to escape with her life.Leo and Gabriella meet aboard one of the most horrific ships in the Caribbean – a slaver – and join forces against their common enemy. They face a number of challenges as they battle not only the risks of a life at sea, including storm, drowning, and being adrift in a crippled ship, but also repeated attacks by Blake and Hornigold.But their biggest threat proves to be each other. Can they reconcile their hearts in time for the fiercest battle in their quest of revenge, and survive the gallows?Dead Reckoning was long-listed in the 2011 Mslexia Novel Competition."Wow, what a fantastic story. It's a swashbuckler with a sweeping narrative, full of sea battles, drama, revenge, and love""Ms. Perkins is a sensational storyteller, knowing how to grab your attention, and hold onto you throughout""This is an epic pirate adventure, that is wrought with romance, anguish, fighting and revenge.I was immediately drawn into the story of both Leo and Gabrielle, and fell in-love with both their horrific stories. Their lives eventually collide together and so begins a romance like no other.""So enraptured with this story and its characters that I be became a little lost within it's pages"."K. A. Perkins takes romance, adventure and historical fractions to create a splendid tale.""Some might say that it's a Bernard Cornwell type tale of adventure on the high seas, but it is much more than that. Rather than painting pirates as the swashbuckling adventurers that some authors do, Perkins portrays them as they truly were - violent, bloodthirsty, predators. That credibility is a large part of Dead Reckonings charm""Dead Reckoning is an excellent read and I look forward to reading the other books in Ms. Perkins' series""Dead Reckoning is not a fast read. It is a deeply involving kind of story. One must give it full attention to get the span of the plot and appreciate the different characters. There are different plot lines that blend into the story, each one driving the story forward toward a satisfying finish.""I have not read the first book in this series but this book was a stand alone adventure which really took my interest. The writing is very stylish and the pace and characterisation are good.It is an exciting historical tale played out in the Caribbean on land and at sea. The story has obviously been researched very well and gives you a feeling of authenticity in the facts and places, the ports and the mixtures of peoples.There are life or death battles and romance throughout the book and you will be laughing and also moved to tears in parts.The two heroes, Leo and Gabriella have overcome very difficult traumatic beginnings which they manage to overcome, and grow in character as the story moves forward."

Dead Reckoning

Dead Reckoning
Author: Michael Smart
Publsiher: Michael Smart
Total Pages: 342
Release: 2014-02-21
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780991400812

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When a friend is gunned down in a Bequia boatyard, and a visiting tourist vanishes, a man with a secretive past hunts the persons responsible at the risk of exposing his hideaway, resurrecting personal demons, and confronting a nemesis from his past who threatens everyone he holds dear.