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Cold Steel
by Tim Bouquet, Byron Ousey

Corporate takeovers can be as punishing as a heavyweight fight, and “Cold Steel” chronicles one of the most contentious ever. The high-stakes story reads like a gripping novel, with a rags-to-riches success story, international intrigue, astronomical volumes of money, and electrifying plot twists. With billions in cash and hundreds of thousands of jobs at stake, Arcelor owner Guy Dolle, a cocksure Frenchman accustomed to succeeding in a tough industry and aided by the Luxembourg government, attempted to take over Mittal Steel from rags-to-riches billionaire Lakshmi Mittal, the fifth richest man in the world. The resulting conflict — an epic corporate battle that sent shockwaves through the political corridors of Europe, strained the world’s financial markets, enriched 30 hedge funds, and permanently transformed the global steel industry — is meticulously detailed in “Cold Steel,” the riveting story of dueling titans of the business world.

Hot Lights, Cold Steel
by Dr. Michael J. Collins

When Michael Collins decides to become a surgeon, he is totally unprepared for the chaotic life of a resident at a major hospital. A natural overachiever, Collins’ success, in college and medical school led to a surgical residency at one of the most respected medical centers in the world, the famed Mayo Clinic. But compared to his fellow residents Collins feels inadequate and unprepared. All too soon, the euphoria of beginning his career as an orthopedic resident gives way to the feeling he is a counterfeit, an imposter who has infiltrated a society of brilliant surgeons.

This story of Collins’ four-year surgical residency traces his rise from an eager but clueless first-year resident to accomplished Chief Resident in his final year. With unparalleled humor, he recounts the disparity between people’s perceptions of a doctor’s glamorous life and the real thing: a succession of run down cars that are towed to the junk yard, long weekends moonlighting at rural hospitals, a family that grows larger every year, and a laughable income.

Collins’ good nature helps him over some of the rough spots but cannot spare him the harsh reality of a doctor’s life. Every day he is confronted with decisions that will change people’s lives-or end them-forever. A young boy’s leg is mangled by a tractor: risk the boy’s life to save his leg, or amputate immediately? A woman diagnosed with bone cancer injures her hip: go through a painful hip operation even though she has only months to live? Like a jolt to the system, he is faced with the reality of suffering and death as he struggles to reconcile his idealism and aspiration to heal with the recognition of his own limitations and imperfections.

Unflinching and deeply engaging, Hot Lights, Cold Steel is a humane and passionate reminder that doctors are people too. This is a gripping memoir, at times devastating, others triumphant, but always compulsively readable.


Cold Steel
by Tim Bouquet, Byron Ousey

Cold Steel is the gripping story of one of the world’s biggest and most hard-fought industry takeovers, and epic corporate battle. In 2006, the two largest steel-producers went head to head in a bitter battle for total market domination. It’s a story of considerable interest to Canadians because of the implications for Canadian steel. At the heart of the story is Lakshmi Mittal, a rags-to-riches billionaire, and Guy Dolle of Arcelor, an elitist Frenchman who was renowned for getting his own way at the top of a rough industry. Locally, for thousands of residents of steel-dependent Hamilton, Ontario, the takeover played out like terrifying soap opera when Dofasco Steel Works found itself in—not one—but two global steel battles. Dofasco had already been the object of a hostile takeover battle between giants Arcelor and ThyssenKrupp. Suddenly Mittal entered the picture. The epic battle was on. Fast-paced and electrifying, Cold Steel brings to life the cut and thrust of big business at war. Praise for Cold Steel : “A rare, insider’s account of lots of people making millions… The book reads like a thriller, with each side trying to rope in other steel companies on both sides of the Atlantic as allies… As this book shows, money and business logic prevailed in the end over politics and protection.†— The Economist “A compelling tale… too few page-turning books are written on the high drama and low cunning of business and finance. Cold Steel is a welcome addition.†— Financial Times “Tim Bouquet was the first British journalist to write a major profile of Mittal, while Byron Ousey was a PR adviser to the Luxembourg government, one of Arcelor’s biggest shareholders. Together they are admirably qualified to guide us through the myriad twists and turns of this compelling business saga and have produced an enormously entertaining read.†— Daily Express “Tim Bouquet and Byron Ousey have written an account of the takeover in the style of a thriller. Cold Steel describes the often brutal and chaotic five-month battle between Mittal and Arcelor. The combatants are described as though starring in a fictional work of industrial espionage.†— Management Today “The authors recount these events in the form of a thriller with fanatic changes of scene from one boardroom or luxury hotel to another, as each side seeks to drum up support from investors. The result is a tumultuous narrative.†— Sunday Telegraph

Cold Steel
by Alfred Hutton

A pioneer of modern fencing, Alfred Hutton was the first president of the Amateur Fencing Association and a father of modern research into the Western combat arts. In addition to his lectures about ancient weapons and his demonstrations of their use, Hutton created this 1889 classic, a continuing source of instruction and enlightenment to modern readers.
The techniques associated with the sabre differ markedly from those of the épeé and the rapier. This study offers both technical and historical views of the art of the sabre. It begins with a look at the weapon’s construction and its grip, followed by explanations of a variety of different strokes and parries as well as methods of combining attack and defense. Additional topics include approaches suitable for left-handed fencers, ceremonial aspects of the art, and contrasts between the sabre, the bayonet, and the French sword. Descriptions of associated weapons cover the great stick and the constable’s truncheon, and the book concludes with considerations of the short sword-bayonet, or dagger. Fifty-five illustrations demonstrate how to hold the sabre, how to parry and guard, seizure, and numerous other aspects of the art of fencing with a sabre.

Cold Steel
by John Styers

Cold Steel (originally published by Leatherneck magazine), was the Marine bible of unarmed combat. Emphasizing the practice aspect of bayonet, knife and stick fighting, this rare volume also provides short courses in unarmed combat and knife throwing. For academic study only

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