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|Author||: Jason Stewart|
|Editor||: Hyperink Inc|
ABOUT THE BOOK It's not surprising that one of the of the twentieth century's most enduring and controversial figures, Ayn Rand, produced one of the twentieth century's most enduring and controversial books, Atlas Shrugged. In the novel's fifty-plus years of existence, Atlas Shrugged has been both lauded and vilified, credited with creating a new paradigm of social and political thought by supporters and denounced by detractors as a re-hashed, reactionary appeal to selfishness and greed. Rand, in the course of her life as a writer, intellectual and political theorist, embraced all of these labels, whether from critic or supporter alike. Fittingly, her novel is infused with the same elusive qualities. Whether loved or hated, it is because of this clash of ideas that Atlas Shrugged has endured to take its place with the important novels of the last century. MEET THE AUTHOR Jason Stewart is San Francisco area public relations/marketing professional with degrees in Political Science and Comparative Religion. He writes two semi-regular blogs at www.criticstudio.com. His short fiction has appeared on-line and in print and his first novel 'The Eyes of the Stars" will be released in late 2012. Follow him on: Twitter: @sabbathsoldierFacebook J. Malcolm Stewartemail firstname.lastname@example.org
|Author||: Larry Holzwarth|
|Editor||: Hyperink Inc|
ABOUT THE BOOK After being leaked to the press by a former employee, Ray Dalio’s Principles appeared on his company, Bridgewater Associates’, website as a presentation of his management philosophy. It is required reading for all employees at Bridgewater. By his own admission, it is a dynamic document, subject to change as the tenets within are applied, discussed, and debated by Bridgewater employees. Dalio explains that “the types of disagreements and mistakes that are typically discouraged elsewhere are expected at Bridgewater because they are the fuel for the learning that helps us maximize the utilization of our potential.” Desiring an atmosphere of “radical openness” Dalio places a high value on independent thinking while recognizing that such thinking often generates disagreement and leads to mistakes. MEET THE AUTHOR Larry Holzwarth is a freelance writer and submarine veteran. A former US Navy systems analyst, he has been a corporate writer on diverse subjects, a professional trainer, recruiter and lecturer. A lifelong student of history, he enjoys reading, camping, hiking and Reds baseball. After traveling extensively he returned to his native midwest where he resides near Cincinnati. EXCERPT FROM THE BOOK With three hundred dollars, Dalio purchased shares of Northeastern airlines, the value of which tripled after a takeover shortly thereafter. By the time he entered college, Ray already had a portfolio worth several thousand dollars. Dalio writes of his belief that the most valuable principles are those learned from experience, rather than those that are simply taught and accepted. Describing his own rise from a middle class background to his universally recognized prominence in financial circles, he presents his philosophy, his belief system, his reliance on meditation, and his personal system of values.
|Author||: Christopher Leonard|
|Editor||: Simon & Schuster|
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF 2019 * WINNER OF THE J ANTHONY LUKAS WORK-IN-PROGRESS AWARD * FINANCIAL TIMES’ BEST BOOKS OF 2019 * NPR FAVORITE BOOKS OF 2019 * FINALIST FOR THE FINACIAL TIMES/MCKINSEY BUSINESS BOOK OF 2019 * KIRKUS REVIEWS BEST BOOKS OF 2019 * SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL BEST BOOKS OF 2019 “Superb…Among the best books ever written about an American corporation.” —Bryan Burrough, The New York Times Book Review Just as Steve Coll told the story of globalization through ExxonMobil and Andrew Ross Sorkin told the story of Wall Street excess through Too Big to Fail, Christopher Leonard’s Kochland uses the extraordinary account of how one of the biggest private companies in the world grew to be that big to tell the story of modern corporate America. The annual revenue of Koch Industries is bigger than that of Goldman Sachs, Facebook, and US Steel combined. Koch is everywhere: from the fertilizers that make our food to the chemicals that make our pipes to the synthetics that make our carpets and diapers to the Wall Street trading in all these commodities. But few people know much about Koch Industries and that’s because the billionaire Koch brothers have wanted it that way. For five decades, CEO Charles Koch has kept Koch Industries quietly operating in deepest secrecy, with a view toward very, very long-term profits. He’s a genius businessman: patient with earnings, able to learn from his mistakes, determined that his employees develop a reverence for free-market ruthlessness, and a master disrupter. These strategies made him and his brother David together richer than Bill Gates. But there’s another side to this story. If you want to understand how we killed the unions in this country, how we widened the income divide, stalled progress on climate change, and how our corporations bought the influence industry, all you have to do is read this book. Seven years in the making, Kochland “is a dazzling feat of investigative reporting and epic narrative writing, a tour de force that takes the reader deep inside the rise of a vastly powerful family corporation that has come to influence American workers, markets, elections, and the very ideas debated in our public square. Leonard’s work is fair and meticulous, even as it reveals the Kochs as industrial Citizens Kane of our time” (Steve Coll, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Private Empire).
|Author||: Daniel Schulman|
|Editor||: Grand Central Publishing|
Praised as "fair-minded and inquisitive" by The Washington Post, and based on hundreds of interviews, the major biography about the wealthy and powerful Koch family -- one of the most influential dynasties of the modern age. Not long after the death of his father, Charles Koch, then in his early 30s, discovered a letter the family patriarch had written to his sons. "You will receive what now seems to be a large sum of money," Fred Koch cautioned. "It may either be a blessing or a curse." Fred's legacy would become a blessing and a curse to his four sons -- Frederick, Charles, and fraternal twins David and Bill -- who in the ensuing decades fought bitterly over their birthright, the oil and cattle-ranching empire their father left behind in 1967. Against a backdrop of scorched-earth legal skirmishes, Charles and David built Koch Industries into one of the largest private corporations in the world-bigger than Boeing and Disney -- and rose to become two of the wealthiest men on the planet. Influenced by the sentiments of their father, who was present at the birth of the John Birch Society, Charles and David spent decades trying to remake the American political landscape and mainline their libertarian views into the national bloodstream. Before the death of David in August 2019, the two brothers together controlled a machine that is a center of gravity within the Republican Party. To their supporters, they were liberating America from the scourge of Big Government. To their detractors, they were political "contract killers," as David Axelrod, President Barack Obama's chief strategist, put it during the 2012 campaign. Bill, meanwhile, built a multi-billion dollar energy empire all his own, and earned notoriety as an America's Cup-winning yachtsman, a flamboyant playboy, and as a litigious collector of fine wine and Western memorabilia. Frederick lived an intensely private life as an arts patron, refurbishing a series of historic homes and estates. Sons of Wichita traces the complicated lives and legacies of these four tycoons, as well as their business, social, and political ambitions. No matter where you fall on the ideological spectrum, the Kochs are one of the most influential dynasties of our era, but so little is publicly known about this family, their origins, how they made their money, and how they lived their lives. Based on hundreds of interviews with friends, relatives, business associates, and many others, Sons of Wichita is the first major biography about this wealthy and powerful family -- warts and all.
|Author||: Robert R. Spackman|
“Your body must carry your head to the office,” the author, a noted athletic trainer reminds us. His book for sedentary men and women provides simple and quick ways of keeping fit and trim—in the course of our daily lives, in a few minutes a day, without special clothing or routines.
|Author||: Rebecca Liebermann Nissel|
|Editor||: Gefen Publishing House Ltd|
Pp. 9-334 contain 39 chapters, many of which were originally written as individual essays. Citron is a Holocaust survivor from Poland; the foreword (p. 1-5) relates her experiences in 1942-45, when at the age of thirteen she was deported to Auschwitz, then sent to various work camps. In April 1945 she and her mother were placed in a cattle-car transport with ca. 1,000 women, which was bombed by the Allies near Berlin; she and her mother survived, but about 500 women were killed in the bombing. Later she settled in Israel. The chapters discuss issues such as the roots of antisemitism, Christian hatred of the Jews throughout the centuries, anti-Jewish propaganda on the part of the Church, the Nazis, and now the Arabs who aim to destroy the Jewish people and the State of Israel. The indictment is against all of the forces who in the past and in the present have hated the Jews and wished to destroy them. Pp. 335-356 contain 13 appendixes relating to the Arab conflict with Israel.
|Author||: Bill Marshall|
|Editor||: Liverpool University Press|
The French Atlantic is a compelling and timely contribution to ongoing debates about nationhood, culture, and “Frenchness” that have come to define France and its diaspora in light of the diplomatic fracas surrounding the Iraq war and other mass cultural events. With interdisciplinary navigation of fields nearly as diverse as the locations he explores, Bill Marshall considers the cultural history of seven different French Atlantic spaces—from Quebec to the southern Caribbean to North Atlantic territory and back to metropolitan France—in this groundbreaking study of the Atlantic world.
|Author||: Jill Sanders|
|Editor||: Jill Sanders|
Robert Brogan was destined to be sheriff in the small town of Pride, Oregon. He moved to Pride when he was eight, after his mother’s mysterious disappearance. Always following the rules and sticking up for the weak, he had only one thing in mind after graduation, tracking down his mother. But, after almost ten years of looking, with no luck, he makes his way back to his home town. But when tragedy strikes he’s given the opportunity of a lifetime. Being sheriff in the small town of Pride he has the chance to pursue the girl he just couldn't keep his mind off. Amelia Blake can never forget the boy that saved her from certain danger ten years ago. When she comes home after her father’s death, she only plans on a short visit, but because of her mother’s health and after seeing Robert again, she is persuaded to move back home. When sparks fly she can’t help finding herself falling fast for the new sheriff in town.
|Author||: Marshéle Carter Waddell|
|Editor||: New Hope Pub|
The wife of a U.S. Navy SEAL explores the common emotional and spiritual battles that today's military wives experience--including fear, burnout, and temptation--and encourages those women to find power and protection in God's promises. Original.
|Author||: Whitney Chadwick,Tirza True Latimer|
|Editor||: Rutgers University Press|
Between the two world wars, Paris served as the setting for unparalleled freedom for expatriate as well as native-born French women, who enjoyed unprecedented access to education and opportunities to participate in public, artistic and intellectual life. Many of these women--including Colette, Tamara de Lempicka, Sonia Delaunay, Djuna Barnes, Augusta Savage, and Lee Miller--made lasting contributions to art and literature.
|Author||: Chard DeNiord|
Literary Nonfiction. Poetry History & Criticism. This book of interviews with seven senior American poets—Jack Gilbert, Donald Hall, Galway Kinnell, Maxine Kumin, Lucille Clifton, Ruth Stone, and Robert Bly—and essays on Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell's correspondence, specifically her delicate outrage over his use of his wife's and daughter's letters in his 1974 book, The Dolphin, James Wright's poem "To the Muse," and Philip Levine's poems "The Simple Truth" and "Call It Music," presents a broad view of the bold and original epoch in contemporary American poetry following World War II. In their wise and always engaging responses and commentaries, deNiord's subjects reflect candidly on their careers and the unprecedented big tent of American poetry today. "Chard deNiord is master of the immersed conversation. Informed, curious, knowing when to contend and when to unbend, he meets each of his poets on the high ground of their art, and seduces from them their most closely-held wisdom. SAD FRIENDS, DROWNED LOVERS, STAPLED SONGS is at once a schooling and a delight."—Sven Birkerts
|Author||: Leonard Sweet|
In his first book conceived and acquired specifically to be delivered electronically, Leonard Sweet contends that the church is blind to the changes that are dragging us into the future. Therefore, it is losing its influence as an agent of change and grace in the world. "There are now some companies who absolutely want to change the world more than the church," writes Sweet. He sees the church at a crossroads. It will either see the future as a new dawn and therefore embrace it as opportunity. Or, it will see the future as dusk and therefore hide from the darkness of the world. Sweet believes that God will be in the future, with or without us, and that an "Acts 27" movement is afoot. This book serves as a "naturalization manual" to help Christians achieve full citizenship in the new, postmodern world. It will teach them how to go from being immigrants to natives. From foreigners in a strange land to people of God, confident and at home in a rapidly changing world.
|Author||: Watchman Nee|
|Editor||: Christian Fellowship Publishers|
In this volume Watchman Nee explains the "testimony" of God as to what it is, how it comes to us, and what our responsibility is towards it. Secondly, he exhorts us to be faithful to the testimony which has been committed to us.
|Author||: K.J. Hawks|
The story unfolds in modern day time in any city or town. Two young children are discovered by a Sorcerer as he is asking Spirit People to help him on his quest to recover the book of the Universe that was stolen by a wicked sorcerer. The children convince the good sorcerer, Lu-Don to let them go on the adventures with him and the Spirit People, in the Kingdom’s of Trent. The children are allowed to go on the fantasy adventures with Lu-Don and the Spirit People, Juna and Juno. As readers and storyteller’s follow the children, they will encounter, Pixies, Fairies, a Royal Kingdom frozen in time with little things that creep around in the castle, a tree in the forest with a magical pond, a whistle tree, and the creepers of the underground. There are clues, spells, and surprises from a wicked sorcerer and his dragon. This story has a light side with humor and adventure and fantasy for children and the young at heart. There are Elders, Brothers, Spirit People, Life Beings, Secret passageways, ghost, bats, rats, Forest People and mystical creatures. In the fantasy kingdoms of Trent, children will be able to use their imagination and see many illustrations to help them visualize the situations.
|Author||: Donald Leinster-Mackay|
This book, first published in 1987, attempts to take fresh stock of a man who made a great impact on nineteenth-century English Secondary Education. A quasi psycho-biographical approach is adopted from the beginning so that Thring, the man, is examined from the perspective of his paradoxes, personality and the pervasive influences on him. Specia
|Author||: Angela D. Johnson|
|Editor||: Outskirts Press|
March 31st, a beautiful baby was born, and her name was Latrice Denise Johnson. Shed live a short, but powerful life, and leave an extraordinary impact on her family and friends. I am her mother, I am telling my story to help others know, that even through tragedy, One Day you will smile again.