At M's request, Bond has gone up against Sir Hugo Drax at the card table, on a mission to teach the millionaire and head of the Moonraker project a lesson he won't forget, and prevent a scandal engulfing Britain's latest defence system. But there is more to the mysterious Drax than simply cheating at cards. And once Bond delves deeper into goings-on at the Moonraker base he discovers that both the project and its leader are something other than they pretend to be . . .
The main subject of the book is best stated in a quote from C. S. Lewis: "Often we need not so much to be taught as to be reminded." As I said in the Foreword, "How many times over the years I have reached for a scrap of paper or underlined a passage or quotation in a book, noting something that seemed wise and useful. However, as I review my notes, I frequently come upon some guideline to positive thought or behavior that I have simply let drift from my memory and have neglected to practice." The remedy? That is the purpose of this book: to summarize, briefly enough for quick and regular review, words of wisdom I have found important enough to remember.
JAMES BOND declares war on Le Chiffre, French Communist and paymaster of the Soviet murder organization SMERSH. The battle begins for the ace secret agent in a fifty-million-franc game of baccarat...gains momentum in his fiery love affair with a sensuous lady spy...and reaches a chilling climax with fiendish torture at the hands of a master sadist. The critics give a winning hand to Ian Fleming’s superlative thriller of espionage, adventure, intrigue and murder—CASINO ROYALE “Hums with tension...Author Fleming keeps his incidents and characters spinning through their paces like juggling balls.”—Time “A speed-breaker for thrills with a big dramatic scene set in a crowded casino.” Atlanta Journal Constitution “Excitement enough to intrigue the most hardened reader.”—Newark News “Mounting suspense on every page.”—Houston Chronicle “It’s superlative, everything such a story should be...One can only beg for more from Mr. Fleming.”—Pensacola News-Journal
Musaicum Books presents to you this carefully created volume of Ian Fleming's collected works. This ebook has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Extract: "James Bond suddenly knew that he was tired. He always knew when his body or his mind had had enough and he always acted on the knowledge. This helped him to avoid staleness and the sensual bluntness that breeds mistakes.” (Casino Royale) Table of Contents James Bond Series Casino Royale Live and Let Die Moonraker Diamonds Are Forever From Russia, with Love Dr. No Goldfinger For Your Eyes Only Thunderball The Spy Who Loved Me On Her Majesty's Secret Service You Only Li...
The licence to kill for the Secret Service was a great honour. It brought James Bond the only assignments he enjoyed, the dangerous ones. At the Casino in Deauville, Bond's game is baccarat. But away from the discreet salons, the caviar and champagne, it's 007 versus one of Russia's most powerful and ruthless agents.
To be competitive businesses are increasingly going further a field for their talent and skills - drawing together teams of people with the best mix of experience and abilities, regardless of their location. This has given rise to the concept of the virtual team, a network of individuals who have a common goal yet rarely if ever meet. Virtual Teamworking - possibly across different time zones and against different cultural backgrounds, and often project-specific and, thus, temporary - poses specific challenges for the team leader. The Virtual Teams Pocketbook looks at the skills needed to lead a virtual team, at the required style of leadership, at the team selection process, at the cultural issues that may arise and at the process of developing trust and building a productive and cohesive unit. Without the recent strides forward in communications technology virtual teamworking would not be effective or, even, possible. This pocketbook looks at the options available and gives advice on selecting the most appropriate method and how to use it to its full potential.
BondÛ James Bond. The fictional character is synonymous with action, intrigue, beautiful women, and maniacal despots bent on world destruction. The life of 007's creator, Ian Fleming, proved to be a template for his greatest creation. StormFront explores the man behind the myth, or should we say the man who is a myth?
Key texts in the renowned Oxford Chemistry Primers series have been fully refreshed and updated to suit the needs of today's students, lecturers, and postgraduate researchers. The rigorous and yet accessible treatment of each subject area is ideal for those wanting to know more about a particular topic not covered comprehensively in existing undergraduate texts. Moreover, cutting-edge examples and applications throughout the texts show the relevance of thechemistry being described to the real world. Pericyclic reactions constitute a fundamental class of organic chemistry, including such commercially important synthetic reactions as theDiels-Alder reaction. This primer gives a concise and accessible account of these reactions, enabling students to recognise the different types of pericyclic reaction and understand their application in organic synthesis.