Convex Optimization Book
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Convex Optimization

  • Author : Stephen Boyd
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Date : 2004-03-08
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Pages : 744
  • ISBN : 0521833787

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A comprehensive introduction to the tools, techniques and applications of convex optimization.

Boyd Book
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  • Author : Robert Coram
  • Publisher : Hachette+ORM
  • Date : 2002-11-21
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 393
  • ISBN : 9780759527775

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John Boyd may be the most remarkable unsung hero in all of American military history. Some remember him as the greatest U.S. fighter pilot ever -- the man who, in simulated air-to-air combat, defeated every challenger in less than forty seconds. Some recall him as the father of our country's most legendary fighter aircraft -- the F-15 and F-16. Still others think of Boyd as the most influential military theorist since Sun Tzu. They know only half the story. Boyd, more than any other person, saved fighter aviation from the predations of the Strategic Air Command. His manual of fighter tactics changed the way every air force in the world flies and fights. He discovered a physical theory that forever altered the way fighter planes were designed. Later in life, he developed a theory of military strategy that has been adopted throughout the world and even applied to business models for maximizing efficiency. And in one of the most startling and unknown stories of modern military history, the Air Force fighter pilot taught the U.S. Marine Corps how to fight war on the ground. His ideas led to America's swift and decisive victory in the Gulf War and foretold the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. On a personal level, Boyd rarely met a general he couldn't offend. He was loud, abrasive, and profane. A man of daring, ferocious passion and intractable stubbornness, he was that most American of heroes -- a rebel who cared not for his reputation or fortune but for his country. He was a true patriot, a man who made a career of challenging the shortsighted and self-serving Pentagon bureaucracy. America owes Boyd and his disciples -- the six men known as the "Acolytes" -- a great debt. Robert Coram finally brings to light the remarkable story of a man who polarized all who knew him, but who left a legacy that will influence the military -- and all of America -- for decades to come. ..

Edwin Alonzo Boyd Book
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Edwin Alonzo Boyd

  • Author : Brian Vallee
  • Publisher : Doubleday Canada
  • Date : 2011-12-14
  • Category : True Crime
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 9780385674393

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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.

David French Boyd Book

David French Boyd

  • Author : Germaine M. Reed
  • Publisher : LSU Press
  • Date : 1999-03-01
  • Category : History
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 0807124699

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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.

Liona Boyd 2 Book Bundle Book

Liona Boyd 2 Book Bundle

  • Author : Liona Boyd
  • Publisher : Dundurn
  • Date : 2017-09-07
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 720
  • ISBN : 9781459740938

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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.

Storm Boyd s Family Book

Storm Boyd s Family

  • Author : Eileen Finlay
  • Publisher :
  • Date : 1952
  • Category :
  • Pages : 260
  • ISBN : UCAL:B3834482

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Introduction to Applied Linear Algebra Book

Introduction to Applied Linear Algebra

  • Author : Stephen Boyd
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Date : 2018-06-07
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Pages : 500
  • ISBN : 9781316518960

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A groundbreaking introduction to vectors, matrices, and least squares for engineering applications, offering a wealth of practical examples.

Wonderful Tonight Book
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Wonderful Tonight

  • Author : Pattie Boyd
  • Publisher : Crown Archetype
  • Date : 2008-05-27
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 9780307450227

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • For the first time, rock music’s most famous muse tells her incredible story “A charming, lively and seductive book . . . The appeal of Wonderful Tonight is as self-evident as the seemingly simple but brash opening chord of ‘A Hard Day’s Night.’”—The New York Times Book Review Pattie Boyd, former wife of both George Harrison and Eric Clapton, finally breaks a forty-year silence and tells the story of how she found herself bound to two of the most addictive, promiscuous musical geniuses of the twentieth century and became the most legendary muse in the history of rock and roll. The woman who inspired Harrison’s song “Something” and Clapton’s anthem “Layla,” Pattie Boyd has written a book that is rich and raw, funny and heartbreaking—and totally honest.