It Worked for Me

It Worked for Me
Author: Colin Powell
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780062135148
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Release: 2012-05-22
Editor: Harper Collins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Colin Powell, one of America’s most admired public figures, reveals the principles that have shaped his life and career in this inspiring and engrossing memoir. A beautiful companion to his previous memoir, the #1 New York Times bestseller My American Journey, Powell’s It Worked for Me: In Life and Leadership is a trove of wisdom for anyone hoping to achieve their goals and turn their dreams into reality. A message of strength and endurance from a man who has dedicated his life to public service, It Worked for Me is a book with the power to show readers everywhere how to achieve a more fulfilling life and career.

It Worked for Me

It Worked for Me
Author: Colin Powell
Pages: 304
ISBN: 0062135139
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Release: 2014-06-03
Editor: Harper Perennial
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

One of America's most admired public figures reveals the principles that have shaped his life and career, and sets forth a thoughtful, brilliant, and original blueprint for leadership. It Worked for Me is filled with vivid experiences and lessons learned that have shaped the legendary public service career of the four-star general and former Secretary of State Colin Powell. At its heart are Powell's "Thirteen Rules"—such as "Get mad, then get over it" and "Share credit"—which are illustrated by revealing personal stories that introduce and expand upon his principles for effective leadership: conviction, hard work, and, above all, respect for others. He offers warm and engaging parables with wise advice on succeeding in the workplace and beyond. Powell combines the insights he has gained serving in the top ranks of the military and in four presidential administrations with the lessons he's learned from his immigrant-family upbringing in the Bronx, his training in the ROTC, and his growth as an Army officer. The result is a powerful portrait of a leader who is reflective, self-effacing, and grateful for the contributions of everyone he works with.

My American Journey

My American Journey
Author: Colin L. Powell,Joseph E. Persico
Pages: 656
ISBN: 9780307763686
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Release: 2010-12-29
Editor: Ballantine Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

“A great American success story . . . an endearing and well-written book.”—The New York Times Book Review Colin Powell is the embodiment of the American dream. He was born in Harlem to immigrant parents from Jamaica. He knew the rough life of the streets. He overcame a barely average start at school. Then he joined the Army. The rest is history—Vietnam, the Pentagon, Panama, Desert Storm—but a history that until now has been known only on the surface. Here, for the first time, Colin Powell himself tells us how it happened, in a memoir distinguished by a heartfelt love of country and family, warm good humor, and a soldier's directness. My American Journey is the powerful story of a life well lived and well told. It is also a view from the mountaintop of the political landscape of America. At a time when Americans feel disenchanted with their leaders, General Powell's passionate views on family, personal responsibility, and, in his own words, "the greatness of America and the opportunities it offers" inspire hope and present a blueprint for the future. An utterly absorbing account, it is history with a vision. Praise for My American Journey “The stirring, only-in-America story of one determined man's journey from the South Bronx to directing the mightiest of military forces . . . Fascinating.”—The Washington Post Book World “Eloquent.”—Los Angeles Times Book Review “Profound and moving . . . Must reading for anyone who wants to reaffirm his faith in the promise of America.”—Jack Kemp, The Wall Street Journal “A book that is much like its subject—articulate, confident, impressive, but unpretentious and witty. . . . Whether you are a political junkie, a military buff, or just interested in a good story, My American Journey is a book well worth reading.”—San Diego Union Tribune “Colin Powell's candid, introspective autobiography is a joy for all with an appetite for well-written political and social commentary.”—The Detroit News

It Worked for Me

It Worked for Me
Author: Parents Magazine
Pages: 480
ISBN: 031227324X
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Release: 2001-07-20
Editor: Golden Guides from St. Martin's Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

You are not alone! What do you do when... Your toddler goes berserk because the meatloaf touches the green beans on his plate? Your son keeps missing when he's standing at the potty? Your child's bedroom is overrun with nighttime monsters? Parents magazine's It Worked for Me! clears up these and thousands of other quandaries. And the solutions come from people who have been through it all: parents just like you. With busy schedules, we often don't find the time to share our parenting advice or commiserate about daily hassles. Now, parents can again take comfort in knowing that others not only have had similar experiences, but also that they have found inventive solutions stemming from their own wisdom and compassion. Based on Parents magazine's popular column, this comprehensive collection of surefire tips and techniques covers the entire gamut of child rearing--beathing, feeding, dressing, discipline, bedtime, playtime, school, television, and much, much more. From divorce and separations anxiety to making the deccision to go back to work and helping children adjust to a new child-provider, parents will find creative and practical solutions for nearly any situation. So breathe a sigh of relief. Won't it be good to have a voice of experience on the bookshelf? Parents magazine has been America's #1 family magazine since 1926.

Whisper Network

Whisper Network
Author: Chandler Baker
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781250319494
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Release: 2019-07-02
Editor: Flatiron Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! “Honest, timely, and completely thrilling.” —Reese Witherspoon (Reese’s Book Club x Hello Sunshine book pick) “Part page-turning thriller, part smart examination of the #MeToo movement, part feminist rallying cry...Whisper Network is the satisfying “beach read” we’ve earned.” —The Daily Beast Sloane, Ardie, Grace, and Rosalita have worked at Truviv, Inc. for years. The sudden death of Truviv’s CEO means their boss, Ames, will likely take over the entire company. Each of the women has a different relationship with Ames, who has always been surrounded by whispers about how he treats women. Those whispers have been ignored, swept under the rug, hidden away by those in charge. But the world has changed, and the women are watching this promotion differently. This time, when they find out Ames is making an inappropriate move on a colleague, they aren’t willing to let it go. This time, they’ve decided enough is enough. Sloane and her colleagues’ decision to take a stand sets in motion a catastrophic shift in the office. Lies will be uncovered. Secrets will be exposed. And not everyone will survive. All of their lives—as women, colleagues, mothers, wives, friends, even adversaries—will change dramatically as a result. "If only you had listened to us,” they tell us on page one of Chandler Baker's Whisper Network, “none of this would have happened." “Exciting and sprinkled with razor-sharp insights about what it is to be a woman today, Whisper Network is a witty and timely story that will make you cheer for sisterhood.”—Liv Constantine, USA Today bestselling author of The Last Mrs. Parrish

The Leadership Secrets of Colin Powell

The Leadership Secrets of Colin Powell
Author: Oren Harari
Pages: 278
ISBN: 0071431152
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Release: 2003-08-08
Editor: McGraw Hill Professional
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

One of Booklist's Top 10 Business Books of 2002 and a BusinessWeek, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today business bestseller "Management professor Oren Harari adopts Colin Powell's rise into the upper ranks of American power as a model for decision makers in the private sector. Harari hails Powell's character as the essence of a host of supple executive virtues, from defining and defending rational objectives to playing the provocateur against outdated modes of boardroom thinking."--The Washington Post "Powell appears to be a natural born leader with an intuitive sense of strategy for advancement in war and politics. For those of us who are not so lucky to have such diplomacy inherently, Harari's book can teach us how to lead effectively following Powell's example."--USA Today "This is a 'battle-tested' leadership book and although the author has shown how to apply these principles in the corporate venue, you don't have to be a CEO to benefit from the words and wisdom of Colin Powell."--Booklist

Rocket Fuel

Rocket Fuel
Author: Gino Wickman,Mark Winters
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781941631157
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Release: 2015-04-28
Editor: BenBella Books, Inc.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

You’re a Visionary. That’s the problem. You’ve already founded a successful business and have clear ideas for the future of your company. This has worked for you so far, but now business has stalled, and you’ve become overwhelmed, stuck, and frustrated. You may have a hunch that something or someone is missing – and you’re right. A great Visionary is only half of the equation for launching a company toward success. A solid partnership is the key to helping your business soar, and you need someone else to play a crucial role in taking your business to its maximum level. Enter the Integrator. This is the Visionary’s complement who has a talent for moving ideas forward: keeping varying tasks and schedules aligned, creating focus and accountability, and ensuring cohesion of people and processes. In other words, the Integrator takes a vision and executes it. From the author of the bestselling Traction, Rocket Fuel details the integral roles of the Visionary and Integrator and explains how an effective relationship between the two can thrive, and even offers advice to help Visionary-minded and Integrator-minded individuals find one another. Rocket Fuel also offers assessments so you’re able to determine whether you’re a Visionary or an Integrator so you can recognize your needs and then find the best partner to suit them. Without an Integrator, a Visionary is far less likely to succeed long-term ,and realize the company’s ultimate goals—likewise, with no Visionary, an Integrator can’t rise to his or her full potential. When these two people come together to share their natural talents and innate skill sets, they have the power to reach new heights for virtually any company or organization. Rocket Fuel is here. Time to ignite the booster for your next level. This explosive combination is the key to getting everything you want out of your business. It worked for Disney. It worked for McDonald’s. It worked for Ford. It can work for you.

This Naked Mind

This Naked Mind
Author: Annie Grace
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780996715010
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Release: 2015-10-12
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This Naked Mind has ignited a movement across the country, helping thousands of people forever change their relationship with alcohol. Many people question whether drinking has become too big a part of their lives, and worry that it may even be affecting their health. But, they resist change because they fear losing the pleasure and stress-relief associated with alcohol, and assume giving it up will involve deprivation and misery. This Naked Mind offers a new, positive solution. Here, Annie Grace clearly presents the psychological and neurological components of alcohol use based on the latest science, and reveals the cultural, social, and industry factors that support alcohol dependence in all of us. Packed with surprising insight into the reasons we drink, this book will open your eyes to the startling role of alcohol in our culture, and how the stigma of alcoholism and recovery keeps people from getting the help they need. With Annie’s own extraordinary and candid personal story at its heart, this book is a must-read for anyone who drinks. This Naked Mind will give you freedom from alcohol. It removes the psychological dependence so that you will not crave alcohol, allowing you to easily drink less (or stop drinking). With clarity, humor, and a unique blend of science and storytelling, This Naked Mind will open the door to the life you have been waiting for. “You have given me my live back.” —Katy F., Albuquerque, New Mexico “This is an inspiring and groundbreaking must-read. I am forever inspired and changed.” —Kate S., Los Angeles, California “The most selfless and amazing book that I have ever read.” —Bernie M., Dublin, Ireland

Life Is Short And So Is This Book

Life Is Short And So Is This Book
Author: Peter Atkins
Pages: 62
ISBN:
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Release: 2011-03-08
Editor: peter atkins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Life is short. You can, if you work hard and are lucky, get more of almost anything, but you can't get more time. Time only goes one way. The average American has a lifespan of less than 30,000 days. So how you choose to live matters. That's the topic of this book. I don't pretend to have all the answers. I'm still learning every day, and many of the good ideas here I've picked up from other people either directly or by reading. But this is what's worked for me. Like life, this book is short. Many books I read could communicate their ideas in fewer pages. So I've tried to be brief in line with the wise person who noted: "If I'd had more time I would have written a shorter letter". I don't think brevity implies lack of content. The concepts here have improved the quality of my life, and I hope they're useful to you as well. Using these concepts, I have created a life I love. My job doesn't feel like work. I love and respect the people with whom I spend time. And I'm also passionate about my life outside work. I've learned how to create a balance that makes me happy between work and other interests, including my family, friends and exercise. Sadly I think that's rare. And yet, while I know I'm lucky, most people can work towards those goals in their own lives. My interest in making the most of my life began when I was just starting college, but when I was in my mid-thirties a boss I admired died of cancer. He was young. He had a great wife; he had three young children; he had a fantastic career -- he had everything in life. He just didn't have enough time. So, while I'd often thought about how to get the most out of life, the death of someone so young and vital increased my sense of urgency to act on it. One of the things I've always wanted to do was to work for myself. As a result, I left an exciting job at Microsoft in 2001 amidst the Internet bust to found the investing firm I now run. It was hard to do, both financially and emotionally. When I left Microsoft, many people - friends, family, and even some of the press - thought I was deluding myself to start a fund focused on Internet-related companies during a market crash. A press quote from the time said: "Call him a little crazy. Call him a little nuts." I'd never seen that type of coverage before. And, in a sense, the press was right; the business wasn't easy to start. Fortunately, from a vantage point of ten years down the road, it's worked out quite well. A key part of my job is reading and thinking about a broad variety of topics. So writing this book was relatively easy. It's even easier to read. But, like many things in life, actually executing each day on these concepts is extremely difficult. With thanks to Thomas Edison, life is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration. Even so, I hope you have fun perspiring. Peter Atkins Seattle, WA December, 2010

Serve to Be Great

Serve to Be Great
Author: Matt Tenney
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781118868461
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Release: 2014-05-05
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Do you aspire to be a more effective leader who guides your team or organization to higher levels of lasting success? Would you like to look forward to each day and know that you are having a positive impact on the world around you? This is possible for everyone, regardless of your title or position. In fact, Serve to Be Great: Leadership Lessons from a Prison, a Monastery, and a Boardroom will train you to make this a reality. Although it’s not an easy process, it is a worthwhile one. By making a shift in your approach to leadership, you can become a highly effective leader who enjoys your work and makes the world a better place. The shift is simply a matter of gradually becoming more focused on how you can serve others and increase your capacity to do so. Being an extraordinary leader does not require a MBA or PhD. The reality is that anyone can be a great leader. Author Matt Tenney has survived – and thrived – in situations where most people would have been quickly broken. In Serve to Be Great, he offers his life experiences and unique insights to help leaders apply the powerful principles of servant leadership. Servant leaders are not weak or timid. Motivated by the aspiration to serve, they achieve true power by empowering others to achieve excellence. This is a practical guide to becoming a leader people want to follow. By shifting focus from short-term gain to serving others, leaders can create great workplace cultures that deliver superior, long-term results. Serve to Be Great is the perfect playbook for realizing the ultimate in personal and business success. In keeping with the spirit in which Serve to Be Great was written, all author proceeds from the sale of the book will be donated to charity.

Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy

Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy
Author: Albert Ellis,Debbie Joffe-Ellis
Pages: 154
ISBN: 1433809613
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Release: 2011
Editor: Amer Psychological Assn
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy provides an introduction to the theory, history, research, and practice of this influential approach. Created in the 1950s by the coauthor, Albert Ellis, rational emotive behavior therapy (REBT) was the pioneering cognitive–behavioral therapy. In essence, REBT helps clients learn to challenge their own irrational thinking and develop the habit of thinking in beneficial and rational ways. This shift enables clients to behave more effectively and, ultimately, experience healthy emotions. REBT is based on the simple idea that it is not external circumstances that make a person happy or unhappy, but rather internal thoughts about events or self. Thinking, feeling, and behavior are seen as linked and influencing one another. Because changing one's thinking is usually the simplest tactic in a given situation, it tends to be the focus of therapy, along with the encouragement to adopt the humanistic core REBT philosophies of unconditional self-acceptance, unconditional other-acceptance, and unconditional life-acceptance. Ellis and Joffe Ellis present and explore this influential, practical, and compassionate approach, its theory, history, therapy process, primary change mechanisms, and the empirical basis for its effectiveness. They also examine developments that have refined the theory and expanded how it may be practiced. This essential primer, amply illustrated with case examples featuring diverse clients, is perfect for graduate students studying theories of therapy and counseling, as well as for seasoned practitioners interested in understanding how this approach has evolved and how it might be used in their practice. Part of the Theories of Psychotherapy Series.

Redefining Rockstar Leadership

Redefining Rockstar Leadership
Author: Ronette Clarke Williams
Pages: 88
ISBN: 1979868875
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Release: 2017-11-17
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In this short read, Ronette shares the insights and lessons that she learned when the bright light of her ever climbing "ROCKSTAR" and the immense darkness of her every growing inner misery, collided. For anyone who has been that trusted, sought after, get the job done, "go-to" Leader (whether in your business, your career or life in general) you know the highs of that "ROCKSTAR" Label. However, there are also the lows. Especially if you are living your life based on other people's visions and expectations versus your truth. At a point when she seemed to "have it all," Ronette had to slow it down, put it on pause, reevaluate and shift her mindset, her priorities, her motivations and her "why." She had come to realize many things, including; all that time she spent trying to conform and contort did not guarantee her the life she truly desired. In this book, she shares the steps and actions that she took in order to embrace and redefine her *ROCKSTAR" so that it worked for her and she was no longer working for it. As a CEO in your business, career and/or life you need to take the reins and LEAD with authority, clarity, confidence, ease and most importantly authenticity. This book is a catalyst to get you jump started in the direction of that goal. In it, you will find relevant lessons, true stories and AHA moments, and actionable tips that you can implement immediately to get into action.

The Introvert s guide to success in business and leadership

The Introvert s guide to success in business and leadership
Author: Lisa Petrilli
Pages: 61
ISBN: OCLC:782125786
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Release: 2011
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Argues that just because introverts have a more difficult time of moving up the corporate ladder, they can still excel in leadership roles as much as extraverts. The author provides tips on being interviewed, becoming more visible in your organisation, networking at events and conferences, motivating teams and communicating effectively.

THE MAGIC

THE MAGIC
Author: Rhonda Byrne
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780731815593
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Release: 2012-03-06
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader.

The Way of Integrity

The Way of Integrity
Author: Martha Beck
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781984881496
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Release: 2021-04-13
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"This radiant book will not only change your life, but perhaps even save it."--Elizabeth Gilbert, #1 New York Times bestselling author "Martha Beck's genius is that her writing is equal parts comforting and challenging. A teacher, a mother, a sage, she holds our hand as she leads us back home to ourselves."--Glennon Doyle, #1 New York Times bestselling author Bestselling author, life coach and sociologist Martha Beck explains why "integrity"--needed now more than ever in these tumultuous times--is the key to a meaningful and joyful life As Martha Beck says in her book, "Integrity is the cure for psychological suffering. Period." In The Way of Integrity, Beck presents a four-stage process that anyone can use to find integrity, and with it, a sense of purpose, emotional healing, and a life free of mental suffering. Much of what plagues us--people pleasing, staying in stale relationships, negative habits--all point to what happens when we are out of touch with what truly makes us feel whole. Inspired by The Divine Comedy, Beck uses Dante's classic hero's journey as a framework to break down the process of attaining personal integrity into small, manageable steps. She shows how to read our internal signals that lead us towards our true path, and to recognize what we actually yearn for versus what our culture sells us. With techniques tested on hundreds of her clients, Beck brings her expertise as a social scientist, life coach and human being to help readers to uncover what integrity looks like in their own lives. She takes us on a spiritual adventure that not only will change the direction of our lives, but bring us to a place of genuine happiness.

It Worked for Me

It Worked for Me
Author: Ann Pleshette Murphy
Pages: 704
ISBN: 0312988737
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Release: 2004-01-05
Editor: Macmillan
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A selection of parenting tips and techniques from "Parents" magazine offers solutions to everthing from preemie care and potty training to clothing and discipline.

The Babydust Method

The Babydust Method
Author: Kathryn Taylor
Pages: 94
ISBN: 1530826969
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Release: 2016-03-30
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

What if you could choose the sex of your baby? There are many existing sex-selection methods out there, but parents have come to find out that these methods are confusing and unreliable. Kathryn Taylor introduces a natural sex-selection approach known as *The Babydust Method, * which is based on the latest scientific evidence. This book details the science behind the method, and explains how you can dramatically increase your chances of conceiving the sex of your choice. This book reveals the flaws in the Shettles method, O+12, egg polarity, pH, and acidic/alkaline/ion diets, and offers a brand new approach involving a combination of precise timing and frequency that has been proven to work in a published clinical study.

How The Secret Changed My Life

How The Secret Changed My Life
Author: Rhonda Byrne
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781501138270
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Release: 2016-10-04
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An awe-inspiring compilation of the most uplifting and powerful real-life stories from readers of the worldwide bestseller The Secret. Discover how everyday people completely transformed their lives by applying the teachings of The Secret. Since the very first publication of The Secret a decade ago, Rhonda Byrne’s bestselling book has brought forth an explosion of real people sharing real stories of how their real lives have miraculously changed for the better. How The Secret Changed My Life presents a selection of the most heartwarming and moving stories in one inspirational volume. Each story provides an authentic, real-life illustration of the pathway that leads to success in every area of life: money, health, relationships, love, family, and career. The people in How The Secret Changed My Life show time and again that no one is excluded from living the life of their dreams.

It Works The Famous Little Red Book that Makes Your Dreams Come True

It Works  The Famous Little Red Book that Makes Your Dreams Come True
Author: R. H. Jarret
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9791220278652
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Release: 2021
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Nancy Wake

Nancy Wake
Author: Peter FitzSimons
Pages: 390
ISBN: 0732274567
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Release: 2002
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The number one bestselling biography of Australia's greatest war heroine - over 84,000 copies sold in its first two formats. In the early 1930s, Nancy Wake was a young woman enjoying a bohemian life in Paris. By the end of the Second World War, she was the Gestapo's most wanted person. As a naïve, young journalist, Nancy Wake witnessed a horrific scene of Nazi violence in a Viennese street. From that moment, she declared that she would do everything in her power to rid Europe of the Nazis. What began as a courier job here and there became a highly successful escape network for Allied soldiers, perfectly camouflaged by Nancy's high-society life in Marseille. Her network was soon so successful - and so notorious - that she was forced to flee France to escape the Gestapo, who had dubbed her 'the white mouse' for her knack of slipping through its traps. But Nancy was a passionate enemy of the Nazis and refused to stay away. Supplying weapons and training members of a powerful underground fighting force, organising Allied parachute drops, cycling four hundred kilometres across a mountain range to find a new transmitting radio - nothing seemed too difficult in her fight against the Nazis. Peter FitzSimons reveals Nancy Wake's compelling story, a tale of an ordinary woman doing extraordinary things.