Grant

Grant
Author: Ron Chernow
Pages: 1104
ISBN: 9780525521952
Available:
Release: 2017-10-10
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The #1 New York Times bestseller. New York Times Book Review 10 Best Books of 2017 Pulitzer Prize winner Ron Chernow returns with a sweeping and dramatic portrait of one of our most compelling generals and presidents, Ulysses S. Grant. Ulysses S. Grant's life has typically been misunderstood. All too often he is caricatured as a chronic loser and an inept businessman, or as the triumphant but brutal Union general of the Civil War. But these stereotypes don't come close to capturing him, as Chernow shows in his masterful biography, the first to provide a complete understanding of the general and president whose fortunes rose and fell with dizzying speed and frequency. Before the Civil War, Grant was flailing. His business ventures had ended dismally, and despite distinguished service in the Mexican War he ended up resigning from the army in disgrace amid recurring accusations of drunkenness. But in war, Grant began to realize his remarkable potential, soaring through the ranks of the Union army, prevailing at the battle of Shiloh and in the Vicksburg campaign, and ultimately defeating the legendary Confederate general Robert E. Lee. Along the way, Grant endeared himself to President Lincoln and became his most trusted general and the strategic genius of the war effort. Grant’s military fame translated into a two-term presidency, but one plagued by corruption scandals involving his closest staff members. More important, he sought freedom and justice for black Americans, working to crush the Ku Klux Klan and earning the admiration of Frederick Douglass, who called him “the vigilant, firm, impartial, and wise protector of my race.” After his presidency, he was again brought low by a dashing young swindler on Wall Street, only to resuscitate his image by working with Mark Twain to publish his memoirs, which are recognized as a masterpiece of the genre. With lucidity, breadth, and meticulousness, Chernow finds the threads that bind these disparate stories together, shedding new light on the man whom Walt Whitman described as “nothing heroic... and yet the greatest hero.” Chernow’s probing portrait of Grant's lifelong struggle with alcoholism transforms our understanding of the man at the deepest level. This is America's greatest biographer, bringing movingly to life one of our finest but most underappreciated presidents. The definitive biography, Grant is a grand synthesis of painstaking research and literary brilliance that makes sense of all sides of Grant's life, explaining how this simple Midwesterner could at once be so ordinary and so extraordinary. Named one of the best books of the year by Goodreads • Amazon • The New York Times • Newsday • BookPage • Barnes and Noble • Wall Street Journal

Think Again

Think Again
Author: Adam Grant
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781984878113
Available:
Release: 2021-02-02
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

#1 New York Times Bestseller “THIS. This is the right book for right now. Yes, learning requires focus. But, unlearning and relearning requires much more—it requires choosing courage over comfort. In Think Again, Adam Grant weaves together research and storytelling to help us build the intellectual and emotional muscle we need to stay curious enough about the world to actually change it. I’ve never felt so hopeful about what I don’t know.” —Brené Brown, Ph.D., #1 New York Times bestselling author of Dare to Lead The bestselling author of Give and Take and Originals examines the critical art of rethinking: learning to question your opinions and open other people's minds, which can position you for excellence at work and wisdom in life Intelligence is usually seen as the ability to think and learn, but in a rapidly changing world, there's another set of cognitive skills that might matter more: the ability to rethink and unlearn. In our daily lives, too many of us favor the comfort of conviction over the discomfort of doubt. We listen to opinions that make us feel good, instead of ideas that make us think hard. We see disagreement as a threat to our egos, rather than an opportunity to learn. We surround ourselves with people who agree with our conclusions, when we should be gravitating toward those who challenge our thought process. The result is that our beliefs get brittle long before our bones. We think too much like preachers defending our sacred beliefs, prosecutors proving the other side wrong, and politicians campaigning for approval--and too little like scientists searching for truth. Intelligence is no cure, and it can even be a curse: being good at thinking can make us worse at rethinking. The brighter we are, the blinder to our own limitations we can become. Organizational psychologist Adam Grant is an expert on opening other people's minds--and our own. As Wharton's top-rated professor and the bestselling author of Originals and Give and Take, he makes it one of his guiding principles to argue like he's right but listen like he's wrong. With bold ideas and rigorous evidence, he investigates how we can embrace the joy of being wrong, bring nuance to charged conversations, and build schools, workplaces, and communities of lifelong learners. You'll learn how an international debate champion wins arguments, a Black musician persuades white supremacists to abandon hate, a vaccine whisperer convinces concerned parents to immunize their children, and Adam has coaxed Yankees fans to root for the Red Sox. Think Again reveals that we don't have to believe everything we think or internalize everything we feel. It's an invitation to let go of views that are no longer serving us well and prize mental flexibility over foolish consistency. If knowledge is power, knowing what we don't know is wisdom.

Originals

Originals
Author: Adam Grant
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780698405776
Available:
Release: 2016-02-02
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The #1 New York Times bestseller that examines how people can champion new ideas in their careers and everyday life—and how leaders can fight groupthink, from the author of Think Again and co-author of Option B “Filled with fresh insights on a broad array of topics that are important to our personal and professional lives.”—The New York Times DealBook “Originals is one of the most important and captivating books I have ever read, full of surprising and powerful ideas. It will not only change the way you see the world; it might just change the way you live your life. And it could very well inspire you to change your world.” —Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook and author of Lean In With Give and Take, Adam Grant not only introduced a landmark new paradigm for success but also established himself as one of his generation’s most compelling and provocative thought leaders. In Originals he again addresses the challenge of improving the world, but now from the perspective of becoming original: choosing to champion novel ideas and values that go against the grain, battle conformity, and buck outdated traditions. How can we originate new ideas, policies, and practices without risking it all? Using surprising studies and stories spanning business, politics, sports, and entertainment, Grant explores how to recognize a good idea, speak up without getting silenced, build a coalition of allies, choose the right time to act, and manage fear and doubt; how parents and teachers can nurture originality in children; and how leaders can build cultures that welcome dissent. Learn from an entrepreneur who pitches his start-ups by highlighting the reasons not to invest, a woman at Apple who challenged Steve Jobs from three levels below, an analyst who overturned the rule of secrecy at the CIA, a billionaire financial wizard who fires employees for failing to criticize him, and a TV executive who didn’t even work in comedy but saved Seinfeld from the cutting-room floor. The payoff is a set of groundbreaking insights about rejecting conformity and improving the status quo.

Give and Take

Give and Take
Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: 8829507849
Available:
Release: 2018
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A groundbreaking New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller that is captivating readers of Malcolm Gladwell, Daniel Pink, The Power of Habit, and Quiet For generations, we have focused on the individual drivers of success: passion, hard work, talent, and luck. But today, success is increasingly dependent on how we interact with others. It turns out that at work, most people operate as either takers, matchers, or givers. Whereas takers strive to get as much as possible from others and matchers aim to trade evenly, givers are the rare breed of people who contribute to others without expecting anything in return. Using his own pioneering research as Wharton's youngest tenured professor, Grant shows that these styles have a surprising impact on success. Although some givers get exploited and burn out, the rest achieve extraordinary results across a wide range of industries. Combining cutting-edge evidence with captivating stories, this landmark book shows how one of America's best networkers developed his connections, why the creative genius behind one of the most popular shows in television history toiled for years in anonymity, how a basketball executive responsible for multiple draft busts transformed his franchise into a winner, and how we could have anticipated Enron's demise four years before the company collapsed--without ever looking at a single number. Praised by bestselling authors such as Dan Pink, Tony Hsieh, Dan Ariely, Susan Cain, Dan Gilbert, Gretchen Rubin, Bob Sutton, David Allen, Robert Cialdini, and Seth Godin--as well as senior leaders from Google, McKinsey, Merck, Estée Lauder, Nike, and NASA--Give and Take highlights what effective networking, collaboration, influence, negotiation, and leadership skills have in common. This landmark book opens up an approach to success that has the power to transform not just individuals and groups, but entire organizations and communities.

The Gift Inside the Box

The Gift Inside the Box
Author: Adam Grant,Allison Sweet Grant
Pages: 40
ISBN: 9781984815477
Available:
Release: 2019-10-01
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Adam Grant, the bestselling author of Give and Take, teams with his wife, Allison, to share the lighthearted tale of a gift in search of a giver--a classic in the making and the perfect conversation starter about thoughtfulness. This delightful book--one of Amazon's 2019 Holiday Gift Picks and Most Anticipated Books--is designed to start conversations with kids about generosity. In the tradition of Goodnight Gorilla, the words are intentionally spare. The book is meant to be read interactively, with adults posing questions so kids can guess what's happening (and why). Praised by both parents and teachers for sparking imagination and eliciting discussion, the story can be interpreted differently in every family, by every child, and reinterpreted many times over. Give the gift of this clever, earnest book about generosity--a new and nourishing fable for every child's library (and one that includes a delightfully innovative cover approach that requires the reader to unfasten the Velcroed cover for a fun unboxing effect!). It's a gift that keeps on giving. "Truly phenomenal . . . Kristen [Bell]'s favorite book we've read to the kids in a year." --Dax Shepard of the podcast "Armchair Expert"

Dept of State Grant Mgmt Limited Oversight of Costs and Impact of Internat Republican Inst and Nat Democratic Inst Democracy Grants for Democracy Building Activities in Iraq

Dept  of State Grant Mgmt   Limited Oversight of Costs and Impact of Internat  Republican Inst  and Nat  Democratic Inst  Democracy Grants for Democracy Building Activities in Iraq
Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781437928549
Available:
Release: 2021
Editor: DIANE Publishing
Language: en

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The Pell Grant Formula

The Pell Grant Formula
Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: UOM:39015073815253
Available:
Release: 2021
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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The Sandbar

The Sandbar
Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: UCSD:31822009725318
Available:
Release: 2021
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Hog Pen

Hog Pen
Author: Ora Lee Grant
Pages: 64
ISBN: 9781622305421
Available:
Release: 2012-07-01
Editor: Xulon Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Prophetess Ora Lee Grant tells it like it is in her no-nonsense, 'ole school' style. She shares hard-hitting life lessons on all topics including religion, child rearing, and day-to-day living. Ora Lee Grant offers insightful advice to the young and old alike -- advice that we ought to take seriously in order to improve our lives. Life is sometimes like a hog's pen, and this natural historian has seen it all and lived through glorious and tough times. Ora Lee Grant still has hope in our future and calls on us to live by His words. Read and you will learn something from this Spiritual Leader.

Scottish Tartans in Full Color

Scottish Tartans in Full Color
Author: James Grant
Pages: 73
ISBN: 0486270467
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Release: 1992-01-01
Editor: Courier Corporation
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The tartans of 72 Highland clans are presented in full-page, full-color, large-format illustrations. With a new introduction to tartans by J. Charles Thompson, Fellow of the Scottish Tartan Society and a noted authority in the field. A must for costume, textile and fashion designers and historians, and an eye-filling pleasure for all.

Leif and the Fall

Leif and the Fall
Author: Allison Sweet Grant,Adam Grant
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9781984815507
Available:
Release: 2020-09-08
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Persistence and creativity can lead to amazing things, as Leif the leaf discovers in this lovely storybook from Allison Sweet Grant and Adam Grant, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Originals. Leif is a leaf. A worried leaf. It is autumn, and Leif is afraid to fall. "All leaves fall in the fall," say the other leaves. But Leif is determined to find a different way down, and with his friend Laurel, he uses the resources around him to create a net, a kite, a parachute in hopes of softening his landing. The clock is ticking, the wind is blowing. What will happen when a gust of wind pulls Leif from his branch? In a culture that prizes achievement, kids are often afraid to fail--failing to realize that some of the very ideas that don't work are steps along the path to ones that will.

American Girl Contemporary MG Series 1 Novel 1

American Girl  Contemporary MG Series 1  Novel 1
Author: Kellen Hertz
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781338152067
Available:
Release: 2017-01-31
Editor: Scholastic Inc.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A new middle grade series featuring contemporary characters!

Malheur National Forest N F Summit Fire Recovery Project Grant County

Malheur National Forest  N F    Summit Fire Recovery Project  Grant County
Author: Anonim
Pages: 4
ISBN: NWU:35556030578322
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Release: 1998
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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C W Butterfield s History 1881 Grant County Wisconsin

C W  Butterfield s History 1881 Grant County  Wisconsin
Author: Anonim
Pages: 1046
ISBN: WISC:89073237166
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Release: 1881
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An account of its settlement, growth, development and resources; an extensive and minute sketch of its cities, towns and villages, their improvements, industries, manufactories, churches, schools and societies; its war record, biographical sketches, portraits of prominent men and early settlers; the whole preceded by a history of Wisconsin, statistics of the state, and an abstract of its laws and constitution and of the constitution of the United States.

Grant s Atlas of Anatomy

Grant s Atlas of Anatomy
Author: A. M. R. Agur,Arthur F. Dalley
Pages: 864
ISBN: 0781770556
Available:
Release: 2009
Editor: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Renowned for its accuracy, pedagogy, and clinical relevance, this classic anatomy atlas is updated and features such improvements as updated artwork, more vital tissues colors, new conceptual diagrams, vibrantly re-colored illustrations, and a more consistent art style.

Annual Block Grant Report for

Annual Block Grant Report for
Author: California. Office of Economic Opportunity
Pages: 329
ISBN: STANFORD:36105123629441
Available:
Release: 1984
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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History of Grant County Wisconsin

History of Grant County  Wisconsin
Author: Castello N. Holford
Pages: 782
ISBN: WISC:89062919188
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Release: 1900
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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A technical assistance grant to design and expedite a master rebuilding plan for the port of Gulfport Mississippi to restore the damage caused by hurricane Camille

A technical assistance grant to design and expedite a master rebuilding plan for the port of Gulfport  Mississippi  to restore the damage caused by hurricane Camille
Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: NWU:35556031440365
Available:
Release: 1971
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Grant

Grant
Author: William S. McFeely
Pages: 608
ISBN: 9780393342871
Available:
Release: 2002-09-17
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"Combines scholarly exactness with evocative passages....Biography at its best."—Marcus Cunliffe, The New York Times Book Review; Winner of the Pulitzer Prize. The seminal biography of one of America's towering, enigmatic figures. From his boyhood in Ohio to the battlefields of the Civil War and his presidency during the crucial years of Reconstruction, this Pulitzer Prize-winning biography traces the entire arc of Grant's life (1822-1885). "A moving and convincing portrait....profound understanding of the man as well as his period and his country."—C. Vann Woodward, New York Review of Books "Clearsightedness, along with McFeely's unfailing intelligence and his existential sympathy...informs his entire biography."—Justin Kaplan, The New Republic

Grant s Dissector

Grant s Dissector
Author: Patrick W. Tank,John Charles Boileau Grant
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781609136062
Available:
Release: 2012-01-19
Editor: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Grant's Dissector walks students step by step through dissection procedures in the anatomy lab. Each chapter is consistently organized, beginning with a brief study of surface anatomy followed by concise coverage of osteology, presenting important foundational structures that will aid in localization of soft tissue structures. Each unit begins with a "Dissection Overview," a guide to the procedures to be accomplished during the session. This is followed by "Dissection Instructions," with a logical sequence and numbered steps for the dissection. Each dissection concludes with a "Dissection Review" that presents a numbered list of tasks illustrating the important features of the dissection and encouraging the synthesis of information.