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Lend Me Your Ears All you need to kno...

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Brief Summary Lend Me Your Ears: All you need to know about making speeches and presentations The past twenty years has seen the emergence of an industry standard model of presentation - the slide show. Yet research has shown that audiences are deeply dissatisfied with this mode of public speaking. In Lend Me Your Ears, Max Atkinson - a highly experienced speaker and trainer, having been involved in speech writing for business, politics and the arts for 30 years - uses the findings of recent scientific research combined with the rules of classical rhetoric to highlight the secrets of successful persuasion. Using extensive research based on empirical evidence, Max has developed a new and provocative way of looking at speech making, providing the reader with practical and simple guidelines, exercises and tips to improve performance, including:--advice on the use of classical rhetoric--how to write a speech when in a rush--the myths surrounding visual aids --the use of body language. And much more! With expert advice that will appeal to everyone from experienced CEOs to those writing that all-important wedding speech, this is destined to be the definitive text in this area. ISBN:9780091894795 Author:Max Atkinson

The Untouchable by John Banville

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Brief Summary One of the most dazzling and adventurous writers now working in English takes on the enigma of the Cambridge spies in a novel of exquisite menace, biting social comedy, and vertiginous moral complexity. The narrator is the elderly Victor Maskell, formerly of British intelligence, for many years art expert to the Queen. Now he has been unmasked as a Russian agent and subjected to a disgrace that is almost a kind of death. But at whose instigation? As Maskell retraces his tortuous path from his recruitment at Cambridge to the airless upper regions of the establishment, we discover a figure of manifold doubleness: Irishman and Englishman; husband, father, and lover of men; betrayer and dupe. Beautifully written, filled with convincing fictional portraits of Maskell's co-conspirators, and vibrant with the mysteries of loyalty and identity, The Untouchable places John Banville in the select company of both Conrad and le Carre. ISBN:9780679767473 Author:John Banville

Winnie the Pooh The Complete Collecti...

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Brief Summary 'Once upon a time, a very long time ago now, about last Friday, Winnie-the-Pooh lived in a forest all by himself under the name of Sanders.' The ultimate edition of some of the most famous children's stories and poems of all time, featuring The Bear for All Ages, Winnie-the-Pooh. The stylishly designed outer box opens to reveal a ribboned envelope containing four beautiful prints of iconic Winnie-the-Pooh illustrations, perfect for framing for the nursery wall. The box contains the four original Pooh books by A.A. Milne and illustrated by E.H. Shepard: Winnie-the-Pooh, The House at Pooh Corner, When We Were Very Young and Now We Are Six. The nation's favourite teddy bear has been delighting generations of children for 90 years. Milne's classic children's stories - featuring Piglet, Eeyore, Christopher Robin and, of course, Pooh himself - are both heart-warming and funny, teaching lessons of friendship and reflecting the power of a child's imagination like no other story before or since. Pooh ranks alongside other beloved character such as Paddington Bear, and Peter Rabbit as an essential part of our literary heritage. Whether you're 5 or 55, Pooh is the bear for all ages. A.A. Milne is quite simply one of the most famous children's authors of all time. He created Winnie-the-Pooh and his friends Piglet, Eeyore, Tigger, Kanga and Roo based on the real nursery toys played with by his son, Christopher Robin. And those characters not only became the stars of his classic children's books, Winnie-the-Pooh and The House at Pooh Corner, and his poetry for children, they have also been adapted for film, TV and the stage. Through his writings for Punch magazine, A.A. Milne met E.H. Shepard. Shepard went on to draw the original illustrations to accompany Milne's classics, earning h ISBN:9781405267496 Author:Alan Alexander Milne

The Perfect Business Plan By Ron Johnson

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Brief Summary A carefully prepared plan is essential to the success of any business. Planning ahead means you make better decisions today, and helps you take into account as many of the relevant factors as possible. The business plan is vital to the people who finance the business - but above all it's vital to the people who carry out its day-to-day management. Perfect Business Plan provides a planning framework and shows you how to complete it for you own business in one hundred short, easy-to-follow steps. The book is comprehensive and yet concise and to the point. It is written in simple, clear language and is designed to be of immediate, practical benefit to readers. Chapters include: -Planning to plan -Essential expertise -Key business factors -Basic estimates -Essential calculations -Planning to manage -Collating the plan -Implementation -Your own plan The Perfect series is a range of practical guides that give clear and straightforward advice on everything from finding your first job to choosing your baby's name. Written by experienced authors offering tried-and-tested tips, each book contains all you need to get it right first time. ISBN:9780712655248 Author:Ron Johnson

The Value in the Valley by Iyanla Van...

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Brief Summary The Value in the Valley: A Black Woman's Guide Through Life's Dilemmas Is it the job you hate but need in order to pay the rent? Is it that relationship that you gave your all to only to end up with a broken heart...again? Perhaps it's your children, a family member, or a life-long friend doing you in, dragging you down, and pushing you to the brink. If you are an honorary member of the Black Woman's Suffering Society, you have probably been told that it's all your fault. Or that struggling and suffering is your lot in life. Iyanla Vanzant says, No! Life is an Act of Faith and suffering is optional! Those everyday challenges, obstacles, and dilemmas are what Iyanla calls "valleys." As bad as they may seem, there is a purpose or, as Iyanla says, "There is so much value in the valley." If you've ever been disappointed, betrayed, rejected, abandoned, or just plain old scared to let go, then you've been or may still be in a valley. Iyanla knows -- she's been there and on a bad day she's still there, but now she shares the way out with you. ISBN:9780684824758 Author:Iyanla Vanzant

Dont Give It Away by Iyanla Vanzant

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Brief Summary Don't Give It Away!: A Workbook of Self-Awareness and Self-Affirmations for Young Women From New York Times bestselling author and star of the Oprah Winfrey Network’s hit show Iyanla: Fix My Life, an illustrated workbook of affirmations for self-healing and exercises for personal exploration, perfect for teenagers and young women. You are special. You are precious. You are It! Today, Iyanla Vanzant is a bestselling author with her own business and a loving family. But it wasn't so long ago that she was a teenager—a sixteen-year-old mother and high school dropout on welfare. Iyanla knows that a young woman's journey can be lonely and hard. She remembers how difficult it is to put into words the way you feel, how it feels to want to be loved. In Don't Give It Away! Iyanla presents a workbook in which you can write your feelings and express your thoughts about the things that matter to you—your family, your friends, your body, and your love life. Problems at home and at school are a natural part of every young woman's life, but understanding what to do with how you feel about your problems is the key to growing up. Iyanla Vanzant shows you that the love you seek is the love that you are. ISBN:9780684869834 Author:Iyanla Vanzant

Living Through the Meantime by Iyanla...

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Brief Summary Living Through the Meantime: Learning to Break the Patterns of the Past and Begin the Healing Process From the host of the OWN TV show, Iyanla: Fix My Life, the companion workbook to Iyanla Vanzant’s #1 New York Times bestseller In the Meantime provides an easy, step-by-step program to help you begin the healing process after facing adversity. Are you in the Meantime? Are you confused, angry, disappointed, frustrated, anxious, apprehensive, sorry for yourself, or generally wiped out? If so, my friend, you are in the meantime. Are you ready to put the pieces of your life together? Are you ready to begin the process of healing? Are you ready to give and receive love in all of your experiences? In Living Through the Meantime, bestselling author Iyanla Vanzant will lead you, step-by-step, to a greater understanding of your own past, your motivations, and your desires. Once you have completed this program of meditation, self-care, and self-examination, you will be able to move beyond your meantime experience and into the love that is your true essence. ISBN:9780743227100 Author:Iyanla Vanzant

One Day My Soul Just Opened Up by Iya...

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Brief Summary One Day My Soul Just Opened Up: 40 Days and 40 Nights toward Spiritual Strength and Personal Growth Iyanla Vanzant's wildly popular workshops, lectures, and books are all focused on one thing: getting your life together. The author of such highly successful works as Acts of Faith, In the Meantime and Yesterday, I Cried, Vanzant has touched the lives of men and women all over the world. Part of Vanzant's appeal is that she always speaks from personal experience, sharing her own past traumas and heartaches with her audience. She is not afraid to admit her fears, her mistakes, and her faults, because she has triumphed over them. Her inspirational words are designed to help her audience achieve this as well, through some soul-searching of its own. One Day My Soul Just Opened Up is Vanzant's program for personal healing and transformation. There are daily meditations, each broken up into a section for the morning and one for the evening, covering such topics as self-love, truth, peacefulness, and trust. By encouraging listeners to write their thoughts in a journal each evening, Vanzant aims to draw out the most elusive inner emotions and conflicts. This introspective act of journaling, which has been recognized in recent studies by the medical community as an important method of healing, helps the listener apply Vanzant's advice to daily life. Vanzant's voice rings out with optimism and strength, making the audio edition a unique experience. The powerful emotional convictions that have shaped Vanzant into a renowned speaker and author are revealed in her warm, expressive tone. Her insight, experience, and caring will guide listeners to let go of all thepettycomplexes and anxieties that prevent them from attaining peace of mind. ISBN:9780684841342 Author:Iyanla Vanzant

Spies in the Congo by Susan Williams

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Brief Summary Spies in the Congo: America's Atomic Mission in World War II A thrilling account of the extraordinary efforts of Allied intelligence in gaining control of Belgian Congo's uranium mines and keeping them from Hitler and Stalin. This book is the true story of American spies in Africa in the Second World War, which until now has never been researched or told. It is set against the background of one of the most tightly guarded secrets of the war -- America's struggle to secure enough high quality uranium to build atomic bombs. These efforts were focused on the Shinkolobwe Mine in the Belgian Congo, which was described within the Manhattan Project as the 'most important deposit of uranium yet discovered in the world'. Uranium from this mine was used to build the bombs dropped on Japan in 1945. Given the very real possibility that Germany was also working on an atomic bomb, it was an urgent priority for the US to prevent uranium from the Congo being diverted to the enemy. This task was given to the newly-created Office of Strategic Services in Washington, which sent some of their best Secret Intelligence agents under cover to the Belgian Congo to track the ore and to hunt for Nazi collaborators. Their assignment was made even tougher by the complex colonial reality and by tensions with British officials. Spies in the Congo tells the story of the men -- and one woman -- who were sent on this dangerous wartime mission ISBN:9781849046381 Author:Susan Williams

Speeches that Changed the World by Si...

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Brief Summary This gripping DVD pack provides genuine historical footage of 20 of the most significant speeches of the 20th century and is accompanied by a deluxe illustrated book containing the transcripts of these and over 30 other momentous orations from throughout history. Complete with biographies of each speaker and the stories of why the world changed as a result, this is a fascinating history of humanity told through the speeches that shaped it. Footage includes: Chamberlain: 'Peace for our time'; Hitler: Speech to the Hitler youth; Goebbels: Book burning; Molotov: The invasion of Russia; Churchill: 'Blood, tears, toil', 'Finest hour', 'The few'; Gandhi: 'I have faith in the righteousness of our cause'; FDR: 'A day that will live in infamy'; De Gaulle: Speech to World War 1 veterans; Hirohito: Surrender of Japan; MacArthur: Terms of Japanese surrender, 'Old soldiers never die, they just fade away'; JFK: 'Ask not what your country can do for you', 'Ich Bin ein Berliner'; Martin Luther King: 'I have a dream'; Nixon: Watergate first speech, 'No whitewash at the White House'; Reagan: 'Mr Gorbachev, tear down this wall'; Rudd: 'To the stolen generations...I am sorry'; Obama: 'Yes we can'. ISBN:9780857382474 Author:Simon Sebag Montefiore

Sophocles The Complete Plays

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Brief Summary Collects the full texts of Sophocles's seven extant ancient Greek plays, including updated translations of Oedipus the King, Oedipus at Colonus, Antigone, Ajax, Electra, Philoctetes, and The Women of Trachis, accompanied by stage directions, prefaces to each play, and other helpful notes. Original. ISBN:9780451531537 Author:Sophocles

Sula by Toni Morrison

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This rich and moving novel traces the lives of two black heroines from their close-knit childhood in a small Ohio town, through their sharply divergent paths of womanhood, to their ultimate confrontation and reconciliation. Nel Wright has chosen to stay in the place where she was born, to marry, raise a family, and become a pillar of the black community. Sula Peace has rejected the life Nel has embraced, escaping to college, and submerging herself in city life. When she returns to her roots, it is as a rebel and a wanton seductress. Eventually, both women must face the consequences of their choices. Together, they create an unforgettable portrait of what it means and costs to be a black woman in America.  

The Thank You Economy by Gary Vaynerchuk

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Brief Summary If this were 1923, this book would have been called "Why Radio Is Going to Change the Game" . . . If it were 1995, it would be "Why Amazon Is Going to Take over the Retailing World" . . . The Thank You Economy is about something big, something greater than any single revolutionary platform. It isn't some abstract concept or wacky business strategy—it's real, and every one of us is doing business in it every day, whether we choose to recognize it or not. It's the way we communicate, the way we buy and sell, the way businesses and consumers interact online and offline. The Internet, where The Thank You Economy was born, has given consumers back their voice, and the tremendous power of their opinions via social media means that companies and brands have to compete on a whole different level than they used to. Gone are the days when a blizzard of marketing dollars could be used to overwhelm the airwaves, shut out the competition, and grab customer awareness. Now customers' demands for authenticity, originality, creativity, honesty, and good intent have made it necessary for companies and brands to revert to a level of customer service rarely seen since our great-grandparents' day, when business owners often knew their customers personally, and gave them individual attention. Here renowned entrepreneur Gary Vaynerchuk reveals how companies big and small can scale that kind of personal, one-on-one attention to their entire customer base, no matter how large, using the same social media platforms that carry consumer word of mouth. The Thank You Economy offers compelling, data-driven evidence that we have entered into an entirely new business era, one in which the companies that see the biggest returns won't be the ones that can throw the most money at an advertising campaign, but will be those that can prove they care about their customers more than anyone else. The businesses and brands that harness the word-of-mouth power from social media, those that can shift their culture to be more customer-aware and fan-friendly, will pull away from the pack and profit in today's markets. Filled with Vaynerchuk's irrepressible candor and wit, as well as real-world examples of companies that are profiting by putting Thank You Economy principles into practice, The Thank You Economy reveals how businesses can harness all the changes and challenges inherent in social media and turn them into tremendous opportunities for profit and growth. ISBN:9780061914188 Author:Gary Vaynerchuk

Too Much Happiness by Alice Munro

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Brief Summary In these ten stories, Alice Munro once again renders complex, difficult events and emotions into stories that shed light on the unpredictable ways in which men and women accommodate and often transcend what happens in their lives. Ten superb new stories by one of our most beloved and admired writers—the winner of the 2009 Man Booker International Prize. In the first story a young wife and mother receives release from the unbearable pain of losing her three children from a most surprising source. In another, a young woman, in the aftermath of an unusual and humiliating seduction, reacts in a clever if less-than-admirable fashion. Other stories uncover the "deep-holes” in a marriage, the unsuspected cruelty of children, and how a boy’s disfigured face provides both the good things in his life and the bad. And in the long title story, we accompany Sophia Kovalevsky—a late-nineteenth-century Russian émigré and mathematician—on a winter journey that takes her from the Riviera, where she visits her lover, to Paris, Germany, and, Denmark, where she has a fateful meeting with a local doctor, and finally to Sweden, where she teaches at the only university in Europe willing to employ a female mathematician. With clarity and ease, Alice Munro once again renders complex, difficult events and emotions into stories that shed light on the unpredictable ways in which men and women accommodate and often transcend what happens in their lives. ISBN:9780307269768 Author:Alice Munro

The Tidal Zone by Sarah Mos

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Brief Summary Adam is a stay-at-home dad who is also working on a history of the bombing and rebuilding of Coventry Cathedral. He is a good man and he is happy. But one day, he receives a call from his daughter's school to inform him that, for no apparent reason, fifteen-year-old Miriam has collapsed and stopped breathing. In that moment, he is plunged into a world of waiting, agonizing, not knowing. The story of his life and the lives of his family are rewritten and re-told around this shocking central event, around a body that has inexplicably failed. In this exceptionally courageous and unflinching novel of contemporary life Sarah Moss goes where most of us wouldn't dare to look, and the result is riveting - unbearably sad, but also miraculously funny and ultimately hopeful. The Tidal Zone explores parental love, overwhelming fear, illness and recovery. It is about clever teenagers and the challenges of marriage. It is about the NHS, academia, sex and gender in the twenty-first century, the work-life juggle, and the politics of packing lunches and loading dishwashers. It confirms Sarah Moss as a unique voice in modern fiction and a writer of luminous intelligence. ISBN:9781783783076 Author:Sarah Moss

Uncle Toms Cabin by Harriet Beecher S...

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Brief Summary The narrative drive of Stowe's classic novel is often overlooked in the heat of the controversies surrounding its anti-slavery sentiments. In fact, it is a compelling adventure story with richly drawn characters and has earned a place in both literary and American history. Stowe's puritanical religious beliefs show up in the novel's final, overarching theme—the exploration of the nature of Christianity and how Christian theology is fundamentally incompatible with slavery. ISBN:9781840224023 Author:Harriet Beecher Stowe

The Warmth of Other Suns The Epic Sto...

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Brief Summary In this epic, beautifully written masterwork, Pulitzer Prize–winning author Isabel Wilkerson chronicles one of the great untold stories of American history: the decades-long migration of black citizens who fled the South for northern and western cities, in search of a better life. From 1915 to 1970, this exodus of almost six million people changed the face of America. Wilkerson compares this epic migration to the migrations of other peoples in history. She interviewed more than a thousand people, and gained access to new data and official records, to write this definitive and vividly dramatic account of how these American journeys unfolded, altering our cities, our country, and ourselves. With stunning historical detail, Wilkerson tells this story through the lives of three unique individuals: Ida Mae Gladney, who in 1937 left sharecropping and prejudice in Mississippi for Chicago, where she achieved quiet blue-collar success and, in old age, voted for Barack Obama when he ran for an Illinois Senate seat; sharp and quick-tempered George Starling, who in 1945 fled Florida for Harlem, where he endangered his job fighting for civil rights, saw his family fall, and finally found peace in God; and Robert Foster, who left Louisiana in 1953 to pursue a medical career, the personal physician to Ray Charles as part of a glitteringly successful medical career, which allowed him to purchase a grand home where he often threw exuberant parties. Wilkerson brilliantly captures their first treacherous and exhausting cross-country trips by car and train and their new lives in colonies that grew into ghettos, as well as how they changed these cities with southern food, faith, and culture and improved them with discipline, drive, and hard work. Both a riveting microcosm and a major assessment, The Warmth of Other Suns is a bold, remarkable, and riveting work, a superb account of an "unrecognized immigration” within our own land. Through the breadth of its narrative, the beauty of the writing, the depth of its research, and the fullness of the people and lives portrayed herein, this book is destined to become a classic. ISBN:9780679444329 Author:Isabel Wilkerson

You are Not a Country Africa by Pius ...

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Brief Summary In this groundbreaking collection of essays Pius Adesanmi tries to unravel what it is that Africa means to him as an African, and by extension to all those who inhabit this continent of extremes. This is a question that exercised some of the continent's finest minds in the twentieth century, but which pan-Africanism, Negritude, nationalism, decolonization and all the other projects through which Africans sought to restore their humanity ultimately failed to answer. Criss-crossing the continent, Pius Adesanmi engages with the enigma that is Africa in an attempt to make meaning of this question for all twenty-first century Africans. ISBN:9780143527541 Author:Pius Adesanmi

Beyond Expectations From Charcoal to ...

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Brief Summary In this autobiography, Njenga traces his early life right from birth in 1929, and takes the reader through the various spheres of his life. Born into poverty with minimal education Njenga ventured into business during one of the toughest times in Kenya's colonial history becoming a respected politician and Cabinet Minister who interacted intimately with all the first three Presidents of independent Kenya. ISBN:9789966257413 Author:Njenga Karume

You Are a Brand How Smart People Bran...

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Brief Summary You Are a Brand!: In Person and Online, How Smart People Brand Themselves For Business Success Celebrity entertainers, star athletes, and corporate icons didn't accidentally wind up at the top-they branded their way there. Now you, too, can leverage the power of a personal brand, harness your potential and take charge of your career. Using strategies from the playbook of the Mad Men of Madison Avenue, advertising guru Catherine Kaputa serves as your personal branding coach in You Are A Brand! 2nd Edition: In Person and Online, How Smart People Brand Themselves for Business Success. Kaputa has expanded her 2007 award-winning classic to include new chapters on crafting your own "elevator speech" and leveraging the power of social media. This updated edition explores strategies and tactics to tap into the power of words, learn the principles of visual identity, think in terms of markets, and execute a self-brand action plan that is unique and memorable. Combining today's hottest business concepts with the realities of the modern workplace, You Are a Brand! 2nd Edition highlights the self-branding odysseys of savvy professionals and budding entrepreneurs-Catherine Kaputa will coach you to take charge of your career through the one-of-a-kind brand that is YOU. ISBN:9781857885453 Author:Catherine Kaputa