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By E. E. Rice

King Alexander III 'the Great' of Macedon was once one of many maximum army commanders the area has ever recognized. This publication seeks to dispel a number of the myths that have grown up round him and to supply an up to date account of his lifestyles. This comprises the Macedonian heritage and Alexander's early years, his campaigns in Thrace and Illyria and the destruction of Thebes, the invasion of the Persian Empire and the battles which ended in its conquest, his expeditions to India and at last his dying in Babylon. Dr Rice additionally assesses Alexander's character, and offers a precis of his legacy to the western global.

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I think this was one of the earlier things that I had found on the X- 15 that I thought was important, and I was trying to verify it. ” I probably made some comment about how important it was, not that everybody else’s weren’t equally important, but I was especially fond of mine. Jack said something typical of him. He said, “Don’t ya worry, young feller. ” He was from the part of Virginia where ‘‘fellow’’and “data” had r’s on the end of them. His comment was friendly, not at all a putdown. It reassured me.

At the time, digital computers were just starting to appear in the workplace. Dryden had a computer that was used only by people in Data Systems back then. They used the computer to put data in a form for being plotted, so that the engineers could study it. I had written my first computer program in 1960 while still at Iowa State. I was not an expert programmer, but I realized what a tremendous tool it was for getting a lot of work done quickly. Once I had a program checked out, I had very good answers that were less inclined toward error.

Talked, and had a fine old time. Usually the crews were the first to reach Juanita’s. They had to start work very early, so their work day basically ended when they got the X- 15 back in the hangar. Next to arrive would be all of the other X-15 pilots, as well as the chase pilots and other Dryden pilots. Finally, the engineers and technicians would show up. along with other people who may or may not have been working on the X- 15. I was young when I started working on the X-15, barely of legal drinking age, and I was in a car pool with several other engineers.

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