Playing to the Edge

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  • Author : Michael V. Hayden
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 464 pages
  • ISBN : 0698196139
  • Rating : /5 from reviews
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Playing to the Edge

Playing to the Edge
  • Author : Michael V. Hayden
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 23 February 2016
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An unprecedented high-level master narrative of America's intelligence wars, demonstrating in a time of new threats that espionage and the search for facts are essential to our democracy For General Michael Hayden, playing to the edge means playing so close to the line that you get chalk dust on your cleats. Otherwise, by playing back, you may protect yourself, but you will be less successful in protecting America. "Play to the edge" was Hayden's guiding principle when he ran the

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Playing on the Edge
  • Author : Neil Arksey
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release : 06 May 2021
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This futuristic thriller is set in a world where football has achieved total global domination. Two super leagues control the sport in Britain. Easy, a brilliant young footballer, has managed to escape from one of the super clubs and is on the run.

Playing to the Edge

Playing to the Edge
  • Author : Instaread
  • Publisher : Instaread Summaries
  • Release : 28 March 2016
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Playing to the Edge by Michael V. Hayden | Summary & Analysis Preview: Playing to the Edge considers the changing role of the US intelligence community from 1999 to 2015. The author, Michael Hayden, served as the head of both the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) during this period. He uses his own experiences to ground this discussion. “Playing to the edge” is a sports reference that refers to athletes who abide by the rules of the game while

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  • Author : Shona L. Brown,Shona I. Brown,Shona L.. Brown,Kathleen M. Eisenhardt
  • Publisher : Harvard Business Press
  • Release : 06 May 1998
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In their startling new book, authors Brown and Eisenhardt contend that to prosper in today's fiercely competitive business environments, a new paradigm--competing on the edge--must be implemented as a new survival strategy. This book focuses on specific management dilemmas and illustrates solutions that work when the name of the game is change.

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  • Author : Tara Sivec
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release : 21 September 2014
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The fourth and final book in the USA Today best selling Playing With Fire series from Tara Sivec. Cole Vargas has battled the demons that have plagued his nightmares, but winning the heart of the woman he destroyed is going to be the fight of his life. When Cole returns home wounded from his latest mission, his only thoughts are of the woman who still owns his heart and getting strong enough to stand on his own two feet in

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Image on the Edge
  • Author : Michael Camille
  • Publisher : Reaktion Books
  • Release : 01 June 2013
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What do they all mean – the lascivious ape, autophagic dragons, pot-bellied heads, harp-playing asses, arse-kissing priests and somersaulting jongleurs to be found protruding from the edges of medieval buildings and in the margins of illuminated manuscripts? Michael Camille explores that riotous realm of marginal art, so often explained away as mere decoration or zany doodles, where resistance to social constraints flourished. Medieval image-makers focused attention on the underside of society, the excluded and the ejected. Peasants, servants, prostitutes and beggars

Playing on the Edge

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  • Author : Staci Newmahr
  • Publisher : Indiana University Press
  • Release : 14 February 2011
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Representations of consensual sadomasochism range from the dark, seedy undergrounds of crime thrillers to the fetishized pornographic images of sitcoms and erotica. In this pathbreaking book, ethnographer Staci Newmahr delves into the social space of a public, pansexual SM community to understand sadomasochism from the inside out. Based on four years of in-depth and immersive participant observation, she juxtaposes her experiences in the field with the life stories of community members, providing a richly detailed portrait of SM as a

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  • Author : David B. Fogel
  • Publisher : Morgan Kaufmann
  • Release : 06 May 2021
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"Blondie24 tells the story of a computer that taught itself to play checkers far better than its creators ever could by emulating the principles of Darwinian evolution and discovering innovative ways to approach the game. In this year of 2001, as we remember Arthur C. Clarke's predictions, David Fogel dramatically demonstrates how evolutionary computation may enable humans to create a thinking machine far more readily than the techniques traditionally used in the study of artificial intelligence."--BOOK JACKET.

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  • Author : Linda Boyd
  • Publisher : Square One Pub
  • Release : 01 October 2005
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Although most people believe that winning in casinos is a matter of luck, video poker actually gives you an opportunity to make decisions. The problem is that most people simply don’t know how to make smart playing moves—or they didn’t until now. In this book, author and gambling expert Linda Boyd offers a user-friendly guide that helps you gain the winning edge over video poker machines. The Video Poker Edge first explains the basics of video poker,