James Arnold A book about rock climbing that encompasses basic skills. Includes chapters on ropework like belaying and rappelling, climbing moves and techniques, rock types and plenty of safety tips. Other chapters include bouldering, gear, climbing tips with kids, significant others and the leave no trace ethic.
Also features legendary Yosemite hardman TM Herbert, architect of the first 2 man ascent of El Capitan.
Aimé Césaire, James Arnold & Clayton Eshleman Aimé Césaire’s masterpiece, Notebook of a Return to the Native Land, is a work of immense cultural significance and beauty. This long poem was the beginning of Césaire’s quest for négritude, and it became an anthem of Blacks around the world. Commentary on Césaire’s work has often focused on its Cold War and anticolonialist rhetoric—material that Césaire only added in 1956. The original 1939 version of the poem, given here in French, and in its first English translation, reveals a work that is both spiritual and cultural in structure, tone, and thrust. This Wesleyan edition includes the original illustrations by Wifredo Lam, and an introduction, notes, and chronology by A. James Arnold.
James Arnold The 1968 Tet Offensive was the decisive battle for Vietnam. Masterminded by the brilliant North Vietnamese General, Vo Nguyen Giap, it was intended to trigger a general uprising in South Vietnam. However, the bloody fighting for Saigon, Hue and other cities actually resulted in a catastrophic defeat for the North. In this excellent assessment of the key battle of the Vietnam conflict, James Arnold details the plans and forces involved and explains how, despite the outcome of the battle, the American people and their leaders came to perceive the war for Vietnam as lost.
James Arnold The first major battle in the Western theatre of the American Civil War, Shiloh came as a horrifying shock to both the American public and those in arms. For the first time they had some idea of the terrible price that would be paid for the preservation of the Union. On 6 April 1862 General Albert Sidney Johnston caught Grant and Sherman by surprise and very nearly drove them into the River Tennessee, but was mortally wounded in the process. Somehow Grant and Sherman hung on and the next day managed to drive back the hordes of grey-clad rebels.
James Arnold I was given a Holga* for my birthday in August 2006 and have carried it around with me ever since. This book contains over 100 favourite photographs taken by me between August 2006 and March 2009. Buy this lovely 114 page book, sit down with a cup of tea and enjoy looking at square photographs of cows, cars, trucks and things that go. Broken glass, decay, rust, concrete statues, doors and doves. Sheds, shacks and boats from Dungeness. People. Old people, young people. Trees and nature and nice things. *The Holga is very cheap, plastic, medium format film camera. Made in China, its poor construction means that no two Holga's leave the factory quite the same. Light can often leak onto the film and the poor lens causes blur and other distortions. No aperture setting and no real control over the focusing, add to its unique charm.
James Arnold The teaching of English as a second language has been a multi-million dollar business for over 40 years. Companies, as well as individuals, both students and working stiffs, have spent small fortunes struggling with the language to better their prospects, both professionally as well as socially. Isn’t it about time we found an economical way to cut out the hard labor and concentrate on the essentials?
Michael T. Dealy & James Arnold Welcome to the world of Isabella, a little girl who experiences some every day bullying but responds in an unusual fashion. Her comeback is different than any you can imagine, as one little third grader said after listening to the book on tape, "everybody, just everybody should read this book"...
James Arnold & Robert Hargis To be a successful commander requires experience, character, tenacity and boldness: the ability to establish a good rapport with both your staff and your men is also vital. The real test comes in combat though, where a large proportion of luck is involved the luck to be in the right place at the right time and lasting reputations can be formed in a very brief and frenetic period. The key US commanders of World War II were subject to (and often gratuitously fostered) the projection of their 'characters', exploiting the growing power of the media. This title examines the careers, personalities and fortunes of the key US Army and Air Force commanders of World War II.
James Arnold & Robert Hargis This title, the second of two looking at US commanders of World War II, examines the combat careers, personalities, uniforms, dress and appearance of the key US naval and Marine commanders. These men played a crucial role in the defeat of the Axis powers, particularly in the Pacific theater during such battles as Guadalcanal, Tarawa and Iwo Jima. Among those covered are Holland Smith, Lemuel Shepherd, Roy S. Geiger; John D. Bulkeley, Bull Halsey, Thomas Hart, Husband Kimmel, Charles Lockwood, Marc A. Mitscher, Chester Nimitz, Norman Scott, Raymond Spruance, Wade McCluskey, and Theodore Wilkinson.