King Zog s Albania

King Zog s Albania
Author : Joseph Swire
Publisher :
Total Pages : 386
Release : 1937
ISBN 10 : UCBK:B000861247
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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CHAS

CHAS
Author :
Publisher :
Total Pages :
Release : 1991
ISBN 10 : UIUC:30112028996863
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Operation Valuable Fiend

Operation Valuable Fiend
Author : Albert Lulushi
Publisher : Skyhorse + ORM
Total Pages : 413
Release : 2014-06-03
ISBN 10 : 9781628723946
ISBN 13 : 1628723947
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Operation Valuable Fiend Book Description:

Based on previously classified documents, the true account of a top-secret Cold War operation: the CIA’s failed attempt to spark rebellion in Albania. In 1949, a newly minted branch of the CIA (the precursor of today’s National Clandestine Service) hatched an elaborate plan to roll back the Iron Curtain: coordinate with the British Secret Intelligence Service to foment popular rebellion and detach Albania from Moscow’s orbit. The operation resulted in dismal failure and was shut down by 1954. In Operation Valuable Fiend, Albert Lulushi gives the first full accounting of this CIA action, based on hundreds of declassified documents, memoirs, and recollections of key participants, including Albanian exiles recruited for missions and their Communist opponents. Up until now, the story of the operation has been obfuscated and even distorted. Some blamed the Soviet mole Kim Philby for sabotaging it; the communists credited the prowess of their secret police; and CIA memoirs were heavily sanitized. Lulushi lists a range of factors that led to the failure, from inexperienced CIA case officers outsmarted in spy-versus-spy games by their ruthless Stalinist opponents to rivalries between branches of the CIA, and between the agency and friendly intelligence services, as well as conflicts among anti-Communist factions that included Albania’s colorful exiled leader, King Zog. This book also shows how this operation served as the proving ground for techniques used in later CIA Cold War paramilitary actions—involving some of the same agency operatives—including the coup d’états in Iran and Guatemala and the Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba. “Lulushi has told a fascinating story well and made excellent use of untapped archival resources.” —David Robarge, chief historian, CIA

Investigating Explanation Based Learning

Investigating Explanation Based Learning
Author : Gerald DeJong
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages : 438
Release : 2012-12-06
ISBN 10 : 9781461536024
ISBN 13 : 1461536022
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Investigating Explanation Based Learning Book Description:

Explanation-Based Learning (EBL) can generally be viewed as substituting background knowledge for the large training set of exemplars needed by conventional or empirical machine learning systems. The background knowledge is used automatically to construct an explanation of a few training exemplars. The learned concept is generalized directly from this explanation. The first EBL systems of the modern era were Mitchell's LEX2, Silver's LP, and De Jong's KIDNAP natural language system. Two of these systems, Mitchell's and De Jong's, have led to extensive follow-up research in EBL. This book outlines the significant steps in EBL research of the Illinois group under De Jong. This volume describes theoretical research and computer systems that use a broad range of formalisms: schemas, production systems, qualitative reasoning models, non-monotonic logic, situation calculus, and some home-grown ad hoc representations. This has been done consciously to avoid sacrificing the ultimate research significance in favor of the expediency of any particular formalism. The ultimate goal, of course, is to adopt (or devise) the right formalism.

Ulwencreutz s The Royal Families in Europe V

Ulwencreutz s The Royal Families in Europe V
Author : Lars Ulwencreutz
Publisher : Lulu.com
Total Pages : 486
Release : 2013-11
ISBN 10 : 9781304581358
ISBN 13 : 1304581357
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ulwencreutz s The Royal Families in Europe V Book Description:

Ulwencreutz's Royal Families in Europe V - A brief history of the ruling houses during the last 2000 years. From the house of La Tour d'Auvergne to the house of Zahringen.

Unreality

Unreality
Author : Charles Crittenden
Publisher : Cornell University Press
Total Pages : 192
Release : 2019-06-07
ISBN 10 : 9781501733871
ISBN 13 : 1501733877
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Unreality Book Description:

Charles Crittenden here offers an original solution to one of the traditional dilemmas of philosophy—whether there can be any thing not existing, since to say that some thing does not exist seems to presuppose its existence. Drawing on the tools of Wittgensteinian philosophy and speech act theory, Crittenden argues that we can and often do make reference to unreal objects such as fictional characters, though they do not exist in any sense at all.