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Michael Smith (b. 1951) is known for his groundbreaking work in performance art as well as his immersive mixed media installations. Since 1979, the majority of his work has centered on his extraordinarily prescient and sympathetic character, Mike. Smith's other recurring performance persona is Baby Ikki, whose bizarre and precipitous infancy is marked by conspicuous facial hair, oversized diapers, and undersized sunglasses.Formatted and designed like a children's board book, Baby Ikki at the Museum features the eighteen-month-old character posing in front of works of art in the Whitney Museum of American Art. He acts as a wide-eyed explorer wandering in a new world, examining and responding to works in the Museum's collection by pointing, staring, or offering quizzical looks. Lacking judgment, consideration, and caution, Baby Ikki possesses an abundance of curiosity and has an insatiable appetite for attention, even when posing with priceless works of art. Providing an entirely new angle from which to view a premier art institution, the photographs in this book are at times comedic and at others unsettling for their irreverence and perceptiveness.
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Bletchley Park

By Michael Smith

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Around 100 people arrived at Bletchley in August 1939, but by the beginning of 1944 there were around 10,000 people from a wide range of backgrounds. Young women who had left school at 15 worked alongside senior academics and service officers with everyone treated as equals. To quote an American who worked there: "Their whole structure was one where you might readily find a major working under a lieutenant or a civilian, somewhat younger. Whoever was in charge was the person judged to be more effective at doing it. The result was an extraordinary group of people in an extraordinary organisation."This book gives a remarkable insight into life at the legendary code-breaking centre at Bletchley Park, where a team of code-breakers helped to win the Second World War by intercepted secret German messages. It reveals how they lived, worked and played, by focusing on the memories of the wide range of people who worked there.TOC: I: Moving Into Bletchley /II: Breaking Enigma /III: Naval Breakthrough /IV: Americans Arrive /V: Bletchley expands /VI: Creating Colossus /VI: Bletchley Inheritance /Suggested Reading /Places to visit /Index
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Text only. This product does NOT include a Resource Central Access Code Card. To purchase the text with a Resource Central Access Code Card, please use ISBN: 0-13-283007-8 Building Construction: Methods and Materials for the Fire Service, Second Edition, emphasizes the impact that an understanding of the principles of building construction has on firefighting strategy. Written by an author with extensive knowledge and experience in both the fire service and construction industries, it explains building materials and processes that are involved in the construction of structures and provides students with the knowledge required to operate safely and effectively within residential or commercial buildings. Discussions of actual incidents experienced by the author and case studies containing critical thinking questions give students a better understanding of what to expect in the field.
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Moving across the world from Bletchley Park to Pearl Harbor and from Mombasa to Melbourne, THE EMPEROR'S CODES reveals - for the first time - how Japan's military codes were broken in a whirlwind race between American and British code breakers, explaining step-by-step how they accomplished their daunting task. Drawing on recently declassifiedf files, privileged access to secret official histories, and interviews with many of the personnel involved, Michael Smith provides an important new story detailing the extraordinary efforts that changed the course of WWII. Notes, Bibliography, Index. B&W photos. 323p.
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A history of the elite U.S. Army special operations unit describes their organization after the failed hostage rescue attempt in 1980 and their clandestine missions, from the assassinations of key al Qa'eda members to the capture of Saddam Hussein.
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Mardi Gras Indians

By Michael Smith

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An award-winning photographer interested in documenting the unique culture of New Orleans offers an insider's look at the spectacle of the Mardi Gras Indians, a hundred-year-old African-American tradition steeped in secrecy.
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This collection of 1,000 stimulating questions is designed to inspire young minds. Questions such as What is the most important part of your body? What would you do if you were scared of someone at school? Does skin color make people smart or dumb? serve as catalysts for thought-provoking discussions between adults and children.
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Six

By Michael Smith

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Presents a history of the British secret intelligence service, from its beginning in 1909 until the start of World War II.
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This extraordinary book, originally published as Action This Day, includes descriptions by some of Britain's foremost historians of the work of Bletchley Park.
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In this gripping, previously untold story from World War II, Michael Smith examines how code breakers cracked Japan’s secret codes and won the war in the Pacific. He also takes the reader step by step through the process, explaining exactly how the code breakers went about their daunting task—made even more difficult by the vast linguistic differences between Japanese and English.The Emperor’s Codes moves across the world from Bletchley Park to Pearl Harbor, from Singapore to Colombo, and from Mombasa to Melbourne. It tells the stories of John Tiltman, the British soldier turned code breaker who made many of the early breaks in Japanese diplomatic and military codes; Commander Joe Rochedort, the leading expert on Japanese in U.S. naval intelligence; Eric Nave, the Australian sailor who pioneered breakthroughs in deciphering Japanese naval codes; and Oshima Hiroshi, the hard-drinking Japanese ambassador to Berlin whose candid, often verbose reports to Tokyo of his conversations with Hitler and other high-ranking Nazis were a major source of intelligence in the war against Germany. Without the dedication demonstrated by these relatively unsung heroes, the outcome of World War II might have been very different.
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Theatre Trip

By Michael Smith

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A young American director-critic's personal and professional encounter with new theatre abroad.
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