Elephant Company

Elephant Company
Author: Vicki Croke
Pages: 343
ISBN: 9780812981650
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Release: 2015-04-14
Editor: Random House Trade Paperbacks
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"J.H. "Billy" Williams always had an affinity for animals. So, when he responded to job offer with the East India Company to work with logging elephants his family wasn't surprised, though worried that he had already come back from World War I in one piece, would he be so lucky with India? Not only did he find his calling with the elephants in India, Billy and his elephants became war heroes. At the onset of World War II, Williams formed Elephant Company and was instrumental in defeating the Japanese in Burma and saving refugees, including on his own "Hannibal Trek." Billy Williams became a media sensation during the war, telling reporters that the elephants did more for him than he was ever able to do for them, but his story has since been forgotten. Part biography, part war story, and part wildlife adventure, Croke delivers an utterly charming narrative and an important, little-known piece of the legacy of World War II"--

Elephant Company

Elephant Company
Author: Vicki Croke
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9780679603993
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Release: 2014-07-15
Editor: Random House
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK The remarkable story of James Howard “Billy” Williams, whose uncanny rapport with the world’s largest land animals transformed him from a carefree young man into the charismatic war hero known as Elephant Bill In 1920, Billy Williams came to colonial Burma as a “forest man” for a British teak company. Mesmerized by the intelligence and character of the great animals who hauled logs through the jungle, he became a gifted “elephant wallah.” In Elephant Company, Vicki Constantine Croke chronicles Williams’s growing love for elephants as the animals provide him lessons in courage, trust, and gratitude. Elephant Company is also a tale of war and daring. When Japanese forces invaded Burma in 1942, Williams joined the elite British Force 136 and operated behind enemy lines. His war elephants carried supplies, helped build bridges, and transported the sick and elderly over treacherous mountain terrain. As the occupying authorities put a price on his head, Williams and his elephants faced their most perilous test. Elephant Company, cornered by the enemy, attempted a desperate escape: a risky trek over the mountainous border to India, with a bedraggled group of refugees in tow. Part biography, part war epic, Elephant Company is an inspirational narrative that illuminates a little-known chapter in the annals of wartime heroism. Praise for Elephant Company “This book is about far more than just the war, or even elephants. This is the story of friendship, loyalty and breathtaking bravery that transcends species. . . . Elephant Company is nothing less than a sweeping tale, masterfully written.”—Sara Gruen, The New York Times Book Review “Splendid . . . Blending biography, history, and wildlife biology, [Vicki Constantine] Croke’s story is an often moving account of [Billy] Williams, who earned the sobriquet ‘Elephant Bill,’ and his unusual bond with the largest land mammals on earth.”—The Boston Globe “Some of the biggest heroes of World War II were even bigger than you thought. . . . You may never call the lion the king of the jungle again.”—New York Post “Vicki Constantine Croke delivers an exciting tale of this elephant whisperer–cum–war hero, while beautifully reminding us of the enduring bonds between animals and humans.”—Mitchell Zuckoff, author of Lost in Shangri-La and Frozen in Time

Elephant Company

Elephant Company
Author: Vicki Croke
Pages: 343
ISBN: 9781400069330
Available:
Release: 2014
Editor: Random House Incorporated
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Tells the story of James Howard "Billy" Williams, whose uncanny rapport with the world's largest land animals transformed him from a carefree young man into the charismatic war hero known as Elephant Bill.

Bandoola

Bandoola
Author: James Howard Williams
Pages: 207
ISBN: 0435120638
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Release: 1962
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Bag the Elephant

Bag the Elephant
Author: Steve Kaplan
Pages: 188
ISBN: 9780761153825
Available:
Release: 2008-03-04
Editor: Workman Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Now available in paperback, Steve Kaplan's Bag the Elephant, is the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and Business Week bestseller that has received praise from around the business community: "Steve Kaplan's elephant strategy is right on the money, as long as you're willing to roll up your sleeves and go to work."—Daniel M. Snyder, Owner, Chairman of the Board, The Washington Redskins. "Kaplan shows you how to think BIG, act BIG, and win BIG."—Jeffrey Gitomer, author of The Little Red Book of Selling. "A terrific read! From now on, when I think about building business and sales, there's no way I'll ever forget the Elephant."—Harvey Mackay, author of Swim with the Sharks Without Being Eaten Alive. Bag the Elephant is all about how smart businesspeople can woo and keep those all-important elephants—the big, make-or-break customers. Like its companion, the New York Times bestseller Be the Elephant, it is filled with dynamic advice and real-life examples, delivered in an energetic, straight-shooting fashion that gets right to the core of its powerful idea—how to land the account that will put you over the top. Here are six keys to achieving the elephant mindset and understanding the big customer. How to map and use a big company's red tape to your advantage. Why the elephant needs you as much as you need it. Preparing yourself and your pitch. How to negotiate with elephants without losing your profit margins. And how to avoid the five killer mistakes, from mismanaging client expectations to losing sight of the numbers. For small business owners, entrepreneurs, executives, and sales people, stalking and landing an elephant can be the most profitable adventure of your life, and Kaplan explains everything you need to know.

Elephants Before Unicorns

Elephants Before Unicorns
Author: Caroline Stokes
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781613084151
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Release: 2019-09-24
Editor: Entrepreneur Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Driven entrepreneurs seem to always be in search of their "unicorn" team—that match made in heaven that opens the door to freedom and endless possibility. Unfortunately, huge obstacles—the "elephants"—tend to get in the way. Bringing her expertise from HR to EQ, Caroline Stokes offers real-world solutions to the people management problems business owners like you face right now. Dive into this book and learn how to: Hire the right people by taking your time Build an onboarding process that fits your company culture and makes new hires feel welcome Keep employees happy, healthy, engaged, and educated so they always perform their best Think smart before acting so strategies are their most effective Adapt to industry trends and workforce shifts to earn the best results

Switch

Switch
Author: Chip Heath,Dan Heath
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780307590169
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Release: 2010-02-16
Editor: Currency
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Why is it so hard to make lasting changes in our companies, in our communities, and in our own lives? The primary obstacle is a conflict that's built into our brains, say Chip and Dan Heath, authors of the critically acclaimed bestseller Made to Stick. Psychologists have discovered that our minds are ruled by two different systems - the rational mind and the emotional mind—that compete for control. The rational mind wants a great beach body; the emotional mind wants that Oreo cookie. The rational mind wants to change something at work; the emotional mind loves the comfort of the existing routine. This tension can doom a change effort - but if it is overcome, change can come quickly. In Switch, the Heaths show how everyday people - employees and managers, parents and nurses - have united both minds and, as a result, achieved dramatic results: • The lowly medical interns who managed to defeat an entrenched, decades-old medical practice that was endangering patients • The home-organizing guru who developed a simple technique for overcoming the dread of housekeeping • The manager who transformed a lackadaisical customer-support team into service zealots by removing a standard tool of customer service In a compelling, story-driven narrative, the Heaths bring together decades of counterintuitive research in psychology, sociology, and other fields to shed new light on how we can effect transformative change. Switch shows that successful changes follow a pattern, a pattern you can use to make the changes that matter to you, whether your interest is in changing the world or changing your waistline.

The Elephant Vanishes

The Elephant Vanishes
Author: Haruki Murakami
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780307762733
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Release: 2010-08-11
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In the tales that make up The Elephant Vanishes, the imaginative genius that has made Haruki Murakami an international superstar is on full display. In these stories, a man sees his favorite elephant vanish into thin air; a newlywed couple suffers attacks of hunger that drive them to hold up a McDonald’s in the middle of the night; and a young woman discovers that she has become irresistible to a little green monster who burrows up through her backyard. By turns haunting and hilarious, in The Elephant Vanishes Murakami crosses the border between separate realities—and comes back bearing remarkable treasures. Includes the story "Barn Burning," which is the basis for the major motion picture Burning.

The Elephant and the Dragon The Rise of India and China and What It Means for All of Us

The Elephant and the Dragon  The Rise of India and China and What It Means for All of Us
Author: Robyn Meredith
Pages: 252
ISBN: 9780393331936
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Release: 2008-06-17
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Offers a compelling study of the rise to international economic power of China and India that examines the implications of these emerging Asian giants for America and what America needs to know about the economic and political strategies of the two nations in order to compete in the global marketplace. Reprint.

Who Says Elephants Can t Dance

Who Says Elephants Can t Dance
Author: Louis V. Gerstner
Pages: 304
ISBN: 0060523808
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Release: 2003-12-16
Editor: Harper Collins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Who Says Elephants Can't Dance? sums up Lou Gerstner's historic business achievement, bringing IBM back from the brink of insolvency to lead the computer business once again.Offering a unique case study drawn from decades of experience at some of America's top companies -- McKinsey, American Express, RJR Nabisco -- Gerstner's insights into management and leadership are applicable to any business, at any level. Ranging from strategy to public relations, from finance to organization, Gerstner reveals the lessons of a lifetime running highly successful companies.

Hills Like White Elephants

Hills Like White Elephants
Author: Ernest Hemingway
Pages: 25
ISBN: 9781443423274
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Release: 2013-01-29
Editor: HarperCollins Canada
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A man and his girlfriend wait for a train to Madrid at station in rural Spain, the almost casual nature of their conversation evading the true emotional depth of what’s happening between the two of them. “Hills Like White Elephants” is considered to be among Ernest Hemingway’s best short fiction, showcasing the author’s powerful ability to strip writing down to its bare bones and allow the reader’s imagination to fill in the subtext. One of America’s foremost journalists and authors, Ernest Hemingway as also a master of the short story genre, penning more than fifty short stories during his career, many of which featured one of his most popular prose characters, Nick Adams. The most popular of Hemingway’s short stories include “Hills Like White Elephants,” “Indian Camp,” “The Big Two-Hearted River,” and “The Snows of Kilimanjaro.” HarperCollins brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperCollins short-stories collection to build your digital library.

Modoc

Modoc
Author: Ralph Helfer
Pages: 352
ISBN: 0061748285
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Release: 2009-10-13
Editor: Harper Collins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Spanning several decades and three continents, Modoc is one of the most amazing true animal stories ever told. Raised together in a small German circus town, a boy and an elephant formed a bond that would last their entire lives, and would be tested time and again; through a near-fatal shipwreck in the Indian Ocean, an apprenticeship with the legendary Mahout elephant trainers in the Indian teak forests, and their eventual rise to circus stardom in 1940s New York City. Modoc is a captivating true story of loyalty, friendship, and high adventure, to be treasured by animal lovers everywhere.

Good Dog Carl

Good Dog  Carl
Author: Alexandra Day
Pages: 36
ISBN: 9780689817717
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Release: 1997-08-01
Editor: Aladdin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Available in paperback for the first time, the modern classic that introduced the beloved baby-sitting rottweiler to the world.

Small as an Elephant

Small as an Elephant
Author: Jennifer Richard Jacobson
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780763654566
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Release: 2011-03-08
Editor: Candlewick Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Jack’s mom is gone, leaving him all alone on a campsite in Maine. Can he find his way back to Boston before the authorities realize what happened? (Ages 10-14) Ever since Jack can remember, his mom has been unpredictable, sometimes loving and fun, other times caught in a whirlwind of energy and "spinning" wildly until it’s over. But Jack never thought his mom would take off during the night and leave him at a campground in Acadia National Park, with no way to reach her and barely enough money for food. Any other kid would report his mom gone, but Jack knows by now that he needs to figure things out for himself - starting with how to get from the backwoods of Maine to his home in Boston before DSS catches on. With nothing but a small toy elephant to keep him company, Jack begins the long journey south, a journey that will test his wits and his loyalties - and his trust that he may be part of a larger herd after all.

The Book of Sexy Games

The Book of Sexy Games
Author: Chris Stone
Pages: 32
ISBN: 0740777564
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Release: 2008-10-21
Editor: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This kit offers tangible proof that the couple that plays together stays together." The perfect Valentine's Day charmer, this clever kit includes 10 games as well as a foldout game board to inspire your inner-Cupid. With its 10 hilariously sexy games, this board book with foldout game board is the perfect gift for your lover (or the bride- or groom-to-be) for Valentine's Day, an anniversary, or any special occasion. Here are the perfect risque (but tasteful) games to liven up a rainy evening or spice up a party with friends: If Only, Truth or Bare, Strip Hangman, Breathless, Naked Twister, and more. If you can't decide what to play, then spin Cupid's arrow and let it decide for you. Step-by-step instructions and handy diagrams accompany each game to provide additional guidance. Tip boxes that offer extra advice on how to spice up each activity are also included.

Spindle City

Spindle City
Author: Jotham Burrello
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781982629397
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Release: 2020-07-21
Editor: Blackstone Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

On June 23, 1911—a summer day so magnificent it seems as if God himself has smiled on the town—Fall River, Massachusetts, is reveling in its success. The Cotton Centennial is in full swing as Joseph Bartlett takes his place among the local elite in the parade grandstand. The meticulously planned carnival has brought the thriving textile town to an unprecedented halt; rich and poor alike crowd the streets, welcoming President Taft to America’s “Spindle City.” Yet as he perches in the grandstand nursing a nagging toothache, Joseph Bartlett straddles the divide between Yankee mill owners and the union bosses who fight them. Bartlett, a renegade owner, fears the town cannot long survive against the union-free South. He frets over the ever-present threat of strikes and factory fires, knowing his own fortune was changed by the drop of a kerosene lantern. When the Cleveland Mill burned, good men died, and immigrant’s son Joseph Bartlett gained a life of privilege he never wanted. Now Joseph is one of the most influential men in a prosperous town. High above the rabble, as he stands among politicians and society ladies, his wife is dying, his sons are lost in the crowd facing pivotal decisions of their own, and the differences between the haves and have-nots are stretched to the breaking point. Spindle City delves deep into the lives, loves, and fortunes of real and imagined mill owners, anarchists, and immigrants, from the Highlands mansions to the tenements of the Cogsworth slum, chronicling a mill town’s—and a generation’s—last days of glory.

Dung Beetle vs Elephant

Dung Beetle vs  Elephant
Author: Eric Braun
Pages: 24
ISBN: 1644663317
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Release: 2018-01-02
Editor: Black Rabbit Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Pairing two very unlike animals together for an imaginary fight, this book has readers comparing and contrasting the features of dung beetles and elephants. Climb into the ring, and put some of your favorite animals and plants to the test. Could a tiny beetle be stronger than a huge elephant? Could a rhino win against a T. rex? These books pair two very unlike animals or plants together for an imaginary fight. Readers will have to compare and contrast the features to decide what wins.

The Elephant Whisperer

The Elephant Whisperer
Author: Lawrence Anthony,Graham Spence
Pages: 384
ISBN: 142998645X
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Release: 2009-11-10
Editor: Macmillan
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

When South African conservationist Lawrence Anthony was asked to accept a herd of "rogue" wild elephants on his Thula Thula game reserve in Zululand, his common sense told him to refuse. But he was the herd's last chance of survival: they would be killed if he wouldn't take them. In order to save their lives, Anthony took them in. In the years that followed he became a part of their family. And as he battled to create a bond with the elephants, he came to realize that they had a great deal to teach him about life, loyalty, and freedom. The Elephant Whisperer is a heartwarming, exciting, funny, and sometimes sad account of Anthony's experiences with these huge yet sympathetic creatures. Set against the background of life on an African game reserve, with unforgettable characters and exotic wildlife, it is a delightful book that will appeal to animal lovers and adventurous souls everywhere.

Tua and the Elephant

Tua and the Elephant
Author: R.P. Harris
Pages: 204
ISBN: 9781452116532
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Release: 2012-04-06
Editor: Chronicle Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Ten-year-old Tua—Thai for "peanut"—has everything she needs at home in Chiang Mai, Thailand, except for one thing she's always wanted: a sister. In the market one day, Tua makes an accidental acquaintance—one with wise, loving eyes, remarkable strength, and a very curious trunk. And when Tua meets Pohn-Pohn, it's clear this elephant needs her help. Together, the unusual team sets off on a remarkable journey to escape from Pohn-Pohn's vile captors. From the bustling night market to the hallowed halls of a Buddhist temple and finally, to the sanctuary of an elephant refuge, this clever girl and her beloved companion find that right under their noses is exactly what each has been searching for: a friend.

Elephant Bill

Elephant Bill
Author: James Howard Williams
Pages: 245
ISBN: 0586049126
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Release: 1955
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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