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One of the best Access books ever and I have a library of 50 of them. Covers Access new web features, data access pages. Also, a great explanation of databases and normalization of databases. Also includes a review of windows for beginners.
Beats Access 2000 Bible!
By the end of all the drills and exercises, your confidence is up and you are ready to take the Office Access User Expert.
Be Sure to buy the edition that says 'Expert' at the bottom.I believe this book also has Beginning and Intermediate editions. The 'Expert Edition' has > 650 pages. Joint authors are Adamski, Finnegan and Charles Hommel. Thompson Learning, Course Technology is publisher.
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This book also tries to uncover the mystery of who actually dealt the deathblow to Charles Whitman as well, was it Houston McCoy or Ramiro Martinez? It protrays the effects of having the media splash their lives as heroes all over the newspapers and shows just what type of man could be the Father of Charles Whitman.
If you like true crime and want the back story on this savage assault on the University of Texas, I highly recommend it as the words flow from Lavergne's narration and puts you in the spectators seat as he unfolds the shooting of forty-five and killing of fourteen----including his own wife and Mother.
The story and the book that details the mayhem caused by Charles Whitman represent one of the top true crime episodes in the history of America.
This was one of America's first mass murder stories in the era dubbed "The Media Age." The carnal horrors of Vietnam presented on the six o'clock news by the broadcast media closely paralleled the impact felt by the horrified followers of the Tower killings.
Lavergne does a fine job of detailing the early life of Whitman and the events that led to his premeditated madness.
The Kennedy assassination, the Speck murders, and Whitman's killing spree woke and shocked America from its contented and homogenized post-Eisenhower dream. Innocence was truly lost in 1966 that day in Austin, Texas, under a scorching August sun.
I don't believe in the theory of "closure"; any event that must encompass the concept of closure will always be so painful that the person involved will never completely forget that tragic incident. For the people affected by the Whitman murders or any other earth-shattering event, closure is an inane concept.
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My practically perfect spouse brought this book home from the library. I settled in to read a few pages before bed.
That was four hours and 300+ pages ago. I finished it in one sitting and was riveted from start to finish.
Yes, there are some obvious errors....Claire and her team should have believed Embry and looked for another source of their leak....and, why was there no formal investigation of the sabatoge on Claire's car....and, why didn't someone follow up on those early morning phone calls?
Even with those glitches, I found this book to be one of the most interesting, complex and suspense-filled stories to come down the pike in a while. I'm a long-time suspense/thriller/mystery reader -- I remember when Ludlum was GOOD, so I was delighted to find a new voice in my favorite genre.
Keep it up, Mr. Finder!
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My sympathies go out to Mr. Bond and his family. I hope they can rest a little easier knowing that Ng has finally gone to trial.
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Larson does an excellent job of tracing the controversy from the time that Smith first acquires the papyri through the first French translation by Champollion's students until the amazing discovery of the papyri in the late 1960s. His evangelical Christian agenda is apparent, but doesn't get in the way of his research until the last two chapters, when he presents his own religion as an alternative for disenchanted Mormons. Other than that, this is an excellent work.
This is a must read for any Mormon or anyone curious about Mormonism. I have a hard time seeing how anyone could believe in Smith's tales after reading this damning book.
This book will be of interest to anyone studying Mormonism, Mormon history, doctrine, or if they are looking at the role that Egyptian culture has played in American history. It is very honest, accurate, and for the most part is well-written.
The reason I gave it four stars is because of those two darn chapters in the back. He basically says, (in so many words) "Now that you've been exposed to the errors in Mormonism, become a Christian!" Which may or may not be a bad idea, but the problem is that hardly anyone who reads this is going to agree with him, based purely on these few chapters. The falseness (or truth!) of Mormonism doesn't affect the truth (or falseness!) in mainstream Christianity, and I wish Larson had realized this. Instead, it may give Mormons a psychological reason to make ad hominem attacks on the writer and thus ignore the good, logical arguments he made. And that's a shame, because Larson's conclusion on the Book of Abraham is right.
But I still think it's a good book and I recommend it. It's easy to read and very clear, and this makes up for the shortcomings.
The story it tells is very simple. Joseph Smith, after completing the Book of Mormon, came across some genuine Egyptian papyruses (papyrii), which he then translated (ho ho) into English as "The Book of Abraham." He told everyone it was easy because it was written in the same "reformed Egyptian" as the gold leaves of the Book of Mormon.
However, the gold leaves vanished, but these Egyptian documents did not (although the Mormons thought they had vanished, for some fifty years). No, the original documents showed up again, and by that time the world had an extensive knowledge of Egyptian and LOTS of people could read them.
Well, they are the Egyptian Book of the Dead and related funerary documents. They date from around 50 BC. They obviously don't say a single thing about Abraham or ANYTHING in the Bible. Smith's "translation" is exposed as a complete piece of idiocy, matching perfectly his hilarious "notes on Egyptian grammar." (Joseph Smith knew nothing at all about Egyptian.)
And this is one of the few cases where a "great religious leader" has been openly exposed, before the entire world, as a liar and a fraud. Of course, suspicions already were running that way, when we examined the Mormon theories about the Native Americans being the descendants of the Jews...