Convex Optimization

Convex Optimization
Author: Stephen Boyd,Stephen P. Boyd,Lieven Vandenberghe
Release: 2004-03-08
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Pages: 716
ISBN: 0521833787
Language: en
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A comprehensive introduction to the tools, techniques and applications of convex optimization.

Boyd

Boyd
Author: Robert Coram
Release: 2002-11-21
Editor: Hachette+ORM
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780759527775
Language: en
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The acclaimed author of Brute recounts the life of the veteran U.S. Air Force pilot and innovative military strategist in this biography. John Boyd was arguably the greatest fighter pilot in American history. From the proving ground of the Korean War, he went on to win renown as the instructor who defeated—in less than forty seconds—every pilot who challenged him. But what made Boyd a man for the ages was what happened after he left the cockpit. A fighter on the ground as well as in the air, Boyd was relentless, brilliant, stubborn, and virtually always right. He managed to transform almost single-handedly the way military aircraft, particularly the F-15 and F-16, were designed. He then dedicated many lonely years to a radical theory of conflict that at the time was mostly ignored but now informs military activity around the globe and is acclaimed as the most influential thinking about conflict since Sun Tzu’s The Art of War. Praise for Boyd “Boyd could not be more welcome. . . . It should be required reading for every American citizen.” —Washington Post Book World “This engrossing biography should definitely be on the bedside table of all our current military leadership.” —Andrew Cockburn, Los Angeles Times Book Review “A stunning biography . . . Coram traces how Boyd’s ideas percolated into key centers of civilian and military decision making and led to a swift and decisive victory in Operation Desert Storm, and how his maneuverist doctrine foretold the type of terrorist tactics used on September 11.” —Martin Edwin Andersen, Insight

Edwin Alonzo Boyd

Edwin Alonzo Boyd
Author: Brian Vallee
Release: 2011-12-14
Editor: Doubleday Canada
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9780385674393
Language: en
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A Second World War veteran and the son of a policmen, Edwin Alonzo Boyd seemed an unlikely condidate for the role of master criminal. But before his career as a bandit was ended in 1952, the glamorously handsome Boyd cut a swath through 11 Toronto-area banks, stealing thousands of dollars and igniting two manhunts of unprecedented scope. When he and his confederates escaped not once but twice from Toronto's Don Jail, the Boyd Gang created headlines across North America and became an enduring Canadian legend. Eventually recaptured and sentenced to life imprisonment, Edwin Alonzo Boyd was paroled in 1966. Since then he has lived under as assumed identity, but he willingly shared his memories with best selling author Brian Vallee, resulting in this gripping account of Boyd's dubious career. Numerous others--including Boyd's former wife and various police officers involved with the Boyd Gang--also spoke candidly to the author. Edwin Alonzo Boyd: The Story of the Notorious Boyd Gang sheds light on a unique fragment of our history, rich with details of Depression-era and postwar Canada and alive with the insights and memories of those who lived this true-life cops-and-robbers drama.

Liona Boyd 2 Book Bundle

Liona Boyd 2 Book Bundle
Author: Liona Boyd
Release: 2017-09-07
Editor: Dundurn
Pages: 720
ISBN: 9781459740938
Language: en
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Exotic venues, sold-out concerts, and the companionship of the world’s most powerful people have given classical guitarist Liona Boyd a lifestyle that, like her music, is one in a million. Both of Liona Boyd’s personal, intimate memoirs are bundled together in this special 2-book collection. Includes: In My Own Key From down-and-out years in Paris, to her affair with Canada’s prime minister Pierre Trudeau, to stages around the world, Liona Boyd has made a lifestyle of crossing boundaries, both musically and romantically. Whether with classical greats or folk legends like Gordon Lightfoot, she has always made music — and lived her life — in her own key. No Remedy for Love A fascinating, personal story of the adventures, romance, and recovery of renowned classical guitarist Liona Boyd. After her divorce and departure from Beverly Hills, Boyd reinvented her career, became a singer-songwriter and the pen pal of Prince Philip, and turned a devastating diagnosis into a new chapter in her life and career.

Boyd s Directory of the District of Columbia

Boyd s Directory of the District of Columbia
Author: Anonim
Release: 1892
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 329
ISBN: UOM:39015074642417
Language: en
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David French Boyd

David French Boyd
Author: Germaine M. Reed
Release: 1999-03-01
Editor: LSU Press
Pages: 348
ISBN: 0807124699
Language: en
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David Boyd's biography is the story of one man's dedicated struggle to protect and preserve Louisiana's fledgling state university from the cumulative effects of war, Reconstruction, political hostility, and parochial greed. Boyd fought hard to promote his vision of higher education among a largely antagonistic or apathetic citizenry. He died, bitter and disillusioned, in 1899, without realizing his dream. But his life was not wasted. Clearly those who governed the university in more prosperous days owned much of their success to the devotion and self-sacrifice of this heroic figure.

Oliver and Boyd s New Edinburgh Almanac and National Repository

Oliver and Boyd s New Edinburgh Almanac and National Repository
Author: Anonim
Release: 1857
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 329
ISBN: UOM:39015063746419
Language: en
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Boyd s Philadelphia Combined City and Business Directory

Boyd s Philadelphia Combined City and Business Directory
Author: Anonim
Release: 1895
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 329
ISBN: HARVARD:HX6AAJ
Language: en
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BOYD S LESSEE v GRAVES et al 17 U S 513 1819

BOYD S LESSEE v  GRAVES et al   17 U S  513  1819
Author: Anonim
Release: 1819
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 329
ISBN: LLMC:ACSQKGE3QK0V
Language: en
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File No. 909

Oliver Boyd s new Edinburgh almanac and national repository With Western suppl

Oliver   Boyd s new Edinburgh almanac and national repository   With  Western suppl
Author: Oliver and Boyd's new Edinburgh almanac
Release: 2022
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 572
ISBN: OXFORD:590734557
Language: en
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Storm Boyd s Family

Storm Boyd s Family
Author: Eileen Finlay
Release: 1952
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 251
ISBN: UCAL:B3834482
Language: en
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Boyd s Directory of the District of Columbia for

Boyd s Directory of the District of Columbia for
Author: Anonim
Release: 1915
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 329
ISBN: UIUC:30112107850247
Language: en
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Boyd s Philadelphia Blue Book Containing Camden N J and Suburban Towns

Boyd s Philadelphia Blue Book     Containing     Camden  N J   and Suburban Towns
Author: Anonim
Release: 1884
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 329
ISBN: PSU:000008821102
Language: en
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Boyd s Co partnership and Residence Business Directory of Philadelphia City

Boyd s Co partnership and Residence Business Directory of Philadelphia City
Author: Anonim
Release: 1907
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 329
ISBN: HARVARD:HXGSKT
Language: en
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Applicability of Boyd s Exchange Equations to Cation Exchange in Soil Columns

Applicability of Boyd s Exchange Equations to Cation Exchange in Soil Columns
Author: Emmet Lewis Greacen
Release: 1949
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 238
ISBN: UCAL:C2881059
Language: en
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Boyd s City Express Post

Boyd s City Express Post
Author: Henry Edward Abt
Release: 1949
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 329
ISBN: COLUMBIA:CU56440073
Language: en
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Boyd s Philadelphia City Business Directory

Boyd s Philadelphia City Business Directory
Author: Anonim
Release: 1860
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 482
ISBN: HARVARD:HN4H83
Language: en
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The American Hereford Record and Hereford Herd Book

The American Hereford Record and Hereford Herd Book
Author: American Hereford Cattle Breeders' Association
Release: 1909
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 774
ISBN: CORNELL:31924070559749
Language: en
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Annual report of the Attorney General of the United States

Annual report of the Attorney General of the United States
Author: Anonim
Release: 1900
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 329
ISBN: UCAL:B5145507
Language: en
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Restless

Restless
Author: William Boyd
Release: 2010-01-08
Editor: Vintage Canada
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780307375346
Language: en
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Sally Gilmartin can’t escape her past. Living in the idyllic English countryside in 1976, Sally is haunted by her experiences during the Second World War. She also suspects someone is trying to kill her. With mounting fear, Sally confides with her daughter Ruth; a woman struggling with her own past. Sally drops a bombshell. She is actually Eva Delectorskaya, a Russian émigré recruited as a spy by the British prior to the Second World War. For the past thirty years, Eva has led a second life hiding from the ghosts of her past. Eva reveals her secret to her daughter through a series of written chapters for a planned book. As Ruth delves into her mother’s writing, she learns the shocking truth. Eva was recruited in Paris prior to the Second World War, following the death of her brother Kolia; also a British spy. Taught by an enigmatic spymaster named Lucas Romer, Eva learned the art of espionage and was made part of a unit specializing in media manipulation. Above all, she was taught ‘Rule Number One’ of spying: trust no one — a rule broken when she and Romer began a dangerous love affair. The affair had tragic consequences. In 1941, Eva and Romer were assigned to the United States. They were given the task of manipulating the American media into motivating the public to support entry into the war on the Allied side. While in New York, Eva’s affair with Romer set in motion events that culminated in her betrayal and her flight from the British Secret Services. She found eventual refuge in a new life as Sally Gilmartin. Thirty years later, Eva’s identity unravels with her confession to her daughter. Ruth struggles with the truth, and her own recent past fills her with self-doubt and insecurity. A failed relationship in Germany resulted in a son and an eventual return to England. Her mother’s confession leads Ruth to the realization that her mother is entangling her in one final mission — a showdown with Eva’s past betrayer. Restless twists and turns through the double life of one remarkable woman. Through Eva’s life, William Boyd asks the intriguing question — How well do we truly know someone?