New PDF release: Bonecrack

By Dick Francis

ISBN-10: 0141942282

ISBN-13: 9780141942285

Initially released by way of Michael Joseph in 1971.

Bonecrack is a vintage novel from Dick Francis, one of many maximum mystery writers of all time.

At nighttime Neil Griffon's house is damaged into and he's kidnapped by way of masked males. while he wakes up, hours later, Neil discovers that 'unless he cooperates' his kidnappers will wreck his father's racing reliable, his invaluable horses or even Neil himself.

Returning to the stables, Neil can inform not anyone approximately his ordeal, or his kidnappers' threats of violence if he doesn't agree to their demands.

Trapped, Neil refuses to give up - and devises an creative scheme to overcome his kidnappers at their very own game.

Packed with intrigue and hair-raising suspense, Bonecrack is only one of the numerous blockbuster thrillers from mythical crime author Dick Francis. different novels comprise the large bestsellers useless warmth, below Orders and Silks. The Dick Francis legacy maintains via his son Felix...

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Culture-Bound Thinking The inability to recreate the world through another's eyes, to walk in his footsteps and to feel his hopes or his pain has been the cause of a plethora of strategic problems and failures. One can dip into the barrel of international history and pull out a sour plum almost at will : It is difficult to appreciate another 's problems. In 1 9 1 7 the Western Failures in Strategy 39 allies neither understood nor gave credit to the predicaments facing the Bolsheviks. In particular they could not see that defeating Germany was not as important for the Bolsheviks as it was for themselves.

This less than sensible approach is the more noteworthy because it takes place at a conscious level , or at least not far beneath. This is sug­ gested by the general unwillingness of most strategists to invest much time and effort in studying other countries, including the Soviet Union. Stereotypes satisfy , bureaucratically and psychologically. They also save having to think too much. Whatever the motives, the willingness to live with ethnocentric distortion is inimical to the desire for rational strategic planning.

1 6 . 1 0 . O n Kissinger's preference for dealing with enemies rather than friends see Bruce Mazlish, Kissinger. , 1 976) , p. 272. 1 1 . Quoted by Dixon, Psychology , p. 3 3 9 . 1 2. , p p . 293-5 . 1 3 . On the anti-intellectual tendencies o f military organisations, see William Eckhardt and Alan G. Newcombe, 'Militarism, fersonality, and Other Social Attitudes' Journal of Conflict Resolution, 1 3 ( 1 969), pp. 2 1 0-1 9 , esp . pp. 2 1 4-1 5 . 1 4 . Anatol Rap�port, Co_nflict in a Man-Made Environment (Harmondsworth, Middx ; Penguin Books, 1 974), p.

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