Playing to the Edge

Playing to the Edge
Author: Michael V. Hayden
Publsiher: National Geographic Books
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2017-02-21
ISBN: 0143109987
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Playing to the Edge Book Excerpt:

From the bestselling author of The Assault on Intelligence, 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 National Security Agency, and it remained so when he ran CIA. In his view, many shortsighted and uninformed people are quick to criticize, and this book will give them much to chew on but little easy comfort; it is an unapologetic insider's look told from the perspective of the people who faced awesome responsibilities head on, in the moment. How did American intelligence respond to terrorism, a major war and the most sweeping technological revolution in the last 500 years? What was NSA before 9/11 and how did it change in its aftermath? Why did NSA begin the controversial terrorist surveillance program that included the acquisition of domestic phone records? What else was set in motion during this period that formed the backdrop for the infamous Snowden revelations in 2013? As Director of CIA in the last three years of the Bush administration, Hayden had to deal with the rendition, detention and interrogation program as bequeathed to him by his predecessors. He also had to ramp up the agency to support its role in the targeted killing program that began to dramatically increase in July 2008. This was a time of great crisis at CIA, and some agency veterans have credited Hayden with actually saving the agency. He himself won't go that far, but he freely acknowledges that CIA helped turn the American security establishment into the most effective killing machine in the history of armed conflict. For 10 years, then, General Michael Hayden was a participant in some of the most telling events in the annals of American national security. General Hayden's goals are in writing this book are simple and unwavering: No apologies. No excuses. Just what happened. And why. As he writes, "There is a story here that deserves to be told, without varnish and without spin. My view is my view, and others will certainly have different perspectives, but this view deserves to be told to create as complete a history as possible of these turbulent times. I bear no grudges, or at least not many, but I do want this to be a straightforward and readable history for that slice of the American population who depend on and appreciate intelligence, but who do not have the time to master its many obscure characteristics."

Playing to the Edge

Playing to the Edge
Author: Instaread
Publsiher: Instaread Summaries
Total Pages: 39
Release: 2016-03-28
ISBN: 1945048573
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Playing to the Edge Book Excerpt:

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 using every inch of the playing field to their advantage. Following the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the United States, the intelligence community strengthened programs and used new tactics to keep Americans safe. New positions and new government bureaucracies were created to respond to the challenges of the so-called War on Terror. New programs, such as NSA metadata surveillance and the development of aerial drones, were conducted without civilian oversight, and in some cases, without public knowledge… PLEASE NOTE: This is key takeaways and analysis of the book and NOT the original book. Inside this Instaread Summary of Playing to the Edge · Overview of the book · Important People · Key Takeaways · Analysis of Key Takeaways About the Author With Instaread, you can get the key takeaways, summary and analysis of a book in 15 minutes. We read every chapter, identify the key takeaways and analyze them for your convenience.

Playing to the Edge

Playing to the Edge
Author: Michael V. Hayden
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2016-02-23
ISBN: 0698196139
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Playing to the Edge Book Excerpt:

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 National Security Agency, and it remained so when he ran CIA. In his view, many shortsighted and uninformed people are quick to criticize, and this book will give them much to chew on but little easy comfort; it is an unapologetic insider's look told from the perspective of the people who faced awesome responsibilities head on, in the moment. How did American intelligence respond to terrorism, a major war and the most sweeping technological revolution in the last 500 years? What was NSA before 9/11 and how did it change in its aftermath? Why did NSA begin the controversial terrorist surveillance program that included the acquisition of domestic phone records? What else was set in motion during this period that formed the backdrop for the infamous Snowden revelations in 2013? As Director of CIA in the last three years of the Bush administration, Hayden had to deal with the rendition, detention and interrogation program as bequeathed to him by his predecessors. He also had to ramp up the agency to support its role in the targeted killing program that began to dramatically increase in July 2008. This was a time of great crisis at CIA, and some agency veterans have credited Hayden with actually saving the agency. He himself won't go that far, but he freely acknowledges that CIA helped turn the American security establishment into the most effective killing machine in the history of armed conflict. For 10 years, then, General Michael Hayden was a participant in some of the most telling events in the annals of American national security. General Hayden's goals are in writing this book are simple and unwavering: No apologies. No excuses. Just what happened. And why. As he writes, "There is a story here that deserves to be told, without varnish and without spin. My view is my view, and others will certainly have different perspectives, but this view deserves to be told to create as complete a history as possible of these turbulent times. I bear no grudges, or at least not many, but I do want this to be a straightforward and readable history for that slice of the American population who depend on and appreciate intelligence, but who do not have the time to master its many obscure characteristics."

Spies Lies and Algorithms

Spies  Lies  and Algorithms
Author: Amy B. Zegart
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 424
Release: 2022-02
ISBN: 0691147132
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Spies Lies and Algorithms Book Excerpt:

Intelligence challenges in the digital age : Cloaks, daggers, and tweets -- The education crisis : How fictional spies are shaping public opinion and intelligence policy -- American intelligence history at a glance-from fake bakeries to armed drones -- Intelligence basics : Knowns and unknowns -- Why analysis is so hard : The seven deadly biases -- Counterintelligence : To catch a spy -- Covert action - "a hard business of agonizing choices" -- Congressional oversight : Eyes on spies -- Intelligence isn't just for governments anymore : Nuclear sleuthing in a Google earth world -- Decoding cyber threats.

Playing on the Edge

Playing on the Edge
Author: Staci Newmahr
Publsiher: Indiana University Press
Total Pages: 244
Release: 2011-02-14
ISBN: 0253005124
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Playing on the Edge Book Excerpt:

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 social space in which experiences of "violence" intersect with experiences of the erotic. She shows that SM is a recreational and deeply gendered risk-taking endeavor, through which participants negotiate boundaries between chaos and order. Playing on the Edge challenges our assumptions about sadomasochism, sexuality, eroticism, and emotional experience, exploring what we mean by intimacy, and how, exactly, we achieve it.

Playing to Your Strengths

Playing to Your Strengths
Author: Tim Sweijs,Frank Bekkers,Stephan De Spiegeleire
Publsiher: The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies
Total Pages: 62
Release: 2018-09-27
ISBN: 949210265X
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Playing to Your Strengths Book Excerpt:

This report contains the results from a research project aimed at identifying new capabilities for the future RNLA. Rather than sketch a full future force profile, it concentrates on promising new, or to be renewed capabilities.

Playing to Win

Playing to Win
Author: Ashlie Knapp
Publsiher: Lulu Press, Inc
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2016-07-10
ISBN: 1365250202
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Playing to Win Book Excerpt:

Spunky, quick-witted twenty-one year old Callie Thompson is a University of Oklahoma journalism by day and NBA Oklahoma City Thunder professional dancer by night. Callie hopes her connections with the franchise will help her get a foot in the door for a sports broadcasting job when she graduates. She just has one rule: never date the players. Kyle Kelly is the deadly handsome and charmingly Southern man of the hour. All the twenty-six year old is looking for is an NBA championship to call his own. An unexpected meeting with Callie, however, sets his sights toward winning two things: her heart AND the championship.

Playing to the Gods

Playing to the Gods
Author: Peter Rader
Publsiher: Simon & Schuster
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2019-08-13
ISBN: 1476738386
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Playing to the Gods Book Excerpt:

The riveting story of the rivalry between the two most renowned actresses of the nineteenth century: legendary Sarah Bernhardt, whose eccentricity on and off the stage made her the original diva, and mystical Eleonora Duse, who broke all the rules to popularize the natural style of acting we celebrate today. Audiences across Europe and the Americas clamored to see the divine Sarah Bernhardt swoon—and she gave them their money’s worth. The world’s first superstar, she traveled with a chimpanzee named Darwin and a pet alligator that drank champagne, shamelessly supplementing her income by endorsing everything from aperitifs to beef bouillon, and spreading rumors that she slept in a coffin to better understand the macabre heroines she played. Eleonora Duse shied away from the spotlight. Born to a penniless family of itinerant troubadours, she disappeared into the characters she portrayed—channeling their spirits, she claimed. Her new, empathetic style of acting revolutionized the theater—and earned her the ire of Sarah Bernhardt in what would become the most tumultuous theatrical showdown of the nineteenth century. Bernhardt and Duse seduced each other’s lovers, stole one another’s favorite playwrights, and took to the world’s stages to outperform their rival in her most iconic roles. A scandalous, enormously entertaining history full of high drama and low blows, Playing to the Gods is the perfect “book for all of us who binge-watched Feud” (Daniel de Visé, author of Andy & Don: The Making of a Friendship and a Classic American TV Show).

Playing to the Camera

Playing to the Camera
Author: Bert Cardullo
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 392
Release: 1998-01-01
ISBN: 9780300070514
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Playing to the Camera Book Excerpt:

Offers articles and interviews with movie actors from the silents to the present that discuss the art of film acting, including the difference between stage and screen, and British, Soviet, and Western European as well as American techniques

Playing To Win

Playing To Win
Author: Lisa B. Kamps
Publsiher: BimHaven Press
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2017-03-21
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Playing To Win Book Excerpt:

Jason Emory has one motto: play hard, love hard…and win at all costs. It doesn't matter if he's on the ice or playing the field, his only goal is to win. For a life goal, it sounds pretty good. So why does he feel like he's drifting aimlessly instead of having the world at his feet? At least, that what it feels like until a hot night with a beautiful stranger who seems oddly familiar—a stranger he can't forget. Megan Bradley loves working at her parents' bar. Why shouldn't she, when that gives her a chance to see her long-time crush up close and personal? Not that Jason knows who she is. Why would he, when she's nothing more than a modern day ugly duckling swimming in a sea of glittering swans? At least, until her best friend hatches a plan for an extreme makeover. All she wants is one night to never forget—but sometimes getting what you want isn't what you need. Can she walk away from the connection that should have never happened? And what happens when it's time to face the truth—especially when she realizes that one sexy hockey player will stop at nothing when it comes to winning?

Playing to Get Smart

Playing to Get Smart
Author: Elizabeth Jones,Renatta M. Cooper
Publsiher: Teachers College Press
Total Pages: 140
Release: 2006
ISBN: 9780807746165
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Playing to Get Smart Book Excerpt:

Practicing what it preaches, Playing to Get Smart will be a playful reading experience for teachers and parents alike. With jokes, riddles, and stories sprinkled throughout, the authors show how important play is for children of all ethnic and socioeconomic groups, from birth to age 8. This provocative challenge to teachers and parents of young children demonstrates why play is the most effective way for children to develop critical life skills such as thinking creatively and social problem solving. It explains why teachers need to provide opportunities for quality play and why parents need to understand the benefits of play for their children.

Playing to Win

Playing to Win
Author: Laura Carter
Publsiher: Lyrical Press
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2018-02-20
ISBN: 1516106083
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Playing to Win Book Excerpt:

“Carter's writing style is absolutely brilliant.” —The Romance Reviews A high-intensity personal trainer The secret to Brooks’ success as a Manhattan gym owner? Being motivated to disprove everyone who doubted him long ago. He’s not about to let a perky newcomer like Izzy tarnish his reputation. Even if watching her lead a salsa class on his premises is fuel for some very unprofessional fantasies . . . His beautiful British rival Every time Izzy slams Brooks in her fitness blog, her book sales soar. But when their escalating media feud forces them to be up-close-and-personal for two weeks, she realizes there’s much more to Brooks than that incredible body. And a competition that’s got their hearts racing... Soon Izzy and Brooks are finding all kinds of creative ways to work up a sweat. A passionate workout is easy, but can their rivalry give way to a lasting partnership?

Playing to Win

Playing to Win
Author: Brian Crist
Publsiher: Lulu Press, Inc
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2021-12-14
ISBN: 1794708634
Category: Games & Activities
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Playing to Win Book Excerpt:

Learn how to win more often and have more fun playing pool! This book is packed with smart strategy and lessons on how to create a winning mindset.

Byte

Byte
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 1296
Release: 1980
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Minicomputers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Assault on Intelligence

The Assault on Intelligence
Author: Michael V. Hayden
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 306
Release: 2019-05-07
ISBN: 0525558608
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Assault on Intelligence Book Excerpt:

A blistering critique of the forces threatening the American intelligence community, beginning with the President of the United States himself, in a time when that community's work has never been harder or more important In the face of a President who lobs accusations without facts, evidence, or logic, truth tellers are under attack. Meanwhile, the world order teeters on the brink. Experience and expertise, devotion to facts, humility in the face of complexity, and respect for ideas seem more important, and more endangered, than they've ever been. American Intelligence--the ultimate truth teller--has a responsibility in a post-truth world beyond merely warning of external dangers, and in The Assault on Intelligence, General Michael Hayden, former CIA director, takes up that urgent work with profound passion, insight and authority. It is a sobering vision. The American intelligence community is more at risk than commonly understood. Our democracy's core structures are under great stress. Many of the premises on which we have based our understanding of governance are now challenged, eroded, or simply gone. And in the face of overwhelming evidence from the intelligence community that the Russians are, by all acceptable standards of cyber conflict, in a state of outright war against us, we have a President in office who chooses not to lead a strong response, but instead to shoot the messenger. There are fundamental changes afoot in the world and in this country. The Assault on Intelligence shows us what they are, reveals how crippled we've become in our capacity to address them, and points toward a series of effective responses. Because when we lose our intelligence, literally and figuratively, democracy dies.

Summary of the Assault on Intelligence by Michael V Hayden Conversation Starters

Summary of the Assault on Intelligence by Michael V  Hayden  Conversation Starters
Author: Bookhabits
Publsiher: Blurb
Total Pages: 68
Release: 2018-07-25
ISBN: 9781388285487
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Summary of the Assault on Intelligence by Michael V Hayden Conversation Starters Book Excerpt:

The Assault on Intelligence by Michael V. Hayden: Conversation Starters The Assault on Intelligence: American National Security in an Age of Lies, by Michael V. Hayden, is out for readers to learn about the forces that are against American intelligence. Hayden goes over how the value of humility, devotion to facts and the sight towards truth is at stake from the people around us to the President himself. The Assault on Intelligence shows how fundamental changes have gone on through out the the country to reveal a crippled nation. The Assault on Intelligence by Michael Hayden is rocking the nation and showing its crumbling foundation. Michael Hayden is a retired four-star general of the United States Air Force whose book Playing to the Edge is a New York Times bestseller. A Brief Look Inside: EVERY GOOD BOOK CONTAINS A WORLD FAR DEEPER than the surface of its pages. The characters and their world come alive, and the characters and its world still live on. Conversation Starters is peppered with questions designed to bring us beneath the surface of the page and invite us into the world that lives on. These questions can be used to... Create Hours of Conversation: - Promote an atmosphere of discussion for groups - Foster a deeper understanding of the book - Assist in the study of the book, either individually or corporately - Explore unseen realms of the book as never seen before Disclaimer: This book you are about to enjoy is an independent resource meant to supplement the original book. If you have not yet read the original book, we encourage you to before purchasing this unofficial Conversation Starters.

The Edge of Paradise

The Edge of Paradise
Author: Paul Frederick Kluge
Publsiher: Random House Incorporated
Total Pages: 244
Release: 1991
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Edge of Paradise Book Excerpt:

Provides a look at how American culture has despoiled the tropical island of Micronesia, exploring the impact of American presence beginning twenty-five years ago when the Peace Corps arrived there

Evolutionary Computation

Evolutionary Computation
Author: David B. Fogel,Executive Vice-President and Chief Scientist David B Fogel
Publsiher: Wiley-IEEE Press
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2006
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Evolutionary Computation Book Excerpt:

This Third Edition provides the latest tools and techniques that enable computers to learn The Third Edition of this internationally acclaimed publication provides the latest theory and techniques for using simulated evolution to achieve machine intelligence. As a leading advocate for evolutionary computation, the author has successfully challenged the traditional notion of artificial intelligence, which essentially programs human knowledge fact by fact, but does not have the capacity to learn or adapt as evolutionary computation does. Readers gain an understanding of the history of evolutionary computation, which provides a foundation for the author's thorough presentation of the latest theories shaping current research. Balancing theory with practice, the author provides readers with the skills they need to apply evolutionary algorithms that can solve many of today's intransigent problems by adapting to new challenges and learning from experience. Several examples are provided that demonstrate how these evolutionary algorithms learn to solve problems. In particular, the author provides a detailed example of how an algorithm is used to evolve strategies for playing chess and checkers. As readers progress through the publication, they gain an increasing appreciation and understanding of the relationship between learning and intelligence. Readers familiar with the previous editions will discover much new and revised material that brings the publication thoroughly up to date with the latest research, including the latest theories and empirical properties of evolutionary computation. The Third Edition also features new knowledge-building aids. Readers will find a host of new and revised examples. New questions at the end of each chapter enable readers to test their knowledge. Intriguing assignments that prepare readers to manage challenges in industry and research have been added to the end of each chapter as well. This is a must-have reference for professionals in computer and electrical engineering; it provides them with the very latest techniques and applications in machine intelligence. With its question sets and assignments, the publication is also recommended as a graduate-level textbook.

Playing to Win

Playing to Win
Author: Taryn Leigh Taylor
Publsiher: Harlequin
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2016-01-01
ISBN: 1488000034
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Playing to Win Book Excerpt:

Playing to win means playing dirty… Holly Evans is intelligent, educated and crazy about sports—so how did she end up prancing about in a miniskirt and teasing her hair like some broadcasting bimbo? Of course, since she's already iced her journalistic integrity, Holly might as well indulge in a little fangirl lust for the ripped captain of Portland's hockey team. Luke Maguire sees right through Holly's bunny disguise, and he's ready to pull her into the locker room and strip it all off. Then Holly discovers someone on the team is profiting from a little over/under betting. Suddenly her lusting for Luke is going head-to-head with her reporting instincts. And if she's caught offside, there's no telling what the penalty will be…

Annals of the Lords of Warrington for the First Five Centuries After the Conquest

Annals of the Lords of Warrington for the First Five Centuries After the Conquest
Author: William Beamont
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1873
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Warrington (England)
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Annals of the Lords of Warrington for the First Five Centuries After the Conquest Book Excerpt: