Safe: How to Stay Safe in a Dangerous World [Audiobook]

Safe: How to Stay Safe in a Dangerous World [Audiobook]
Safe: How to Stay Safe in a Dangerous World [Audiobook] by Chris Ryan, read by Michael Fenner
2017 | MP3@64 kbps | 7 hrs 1 min | 193.86MB

How to keep you and yours safe from the perils of the modern world.

In today's increasingly hostile climate, people are anxious about how to keep themselves safe. Chris Ryan is an expert in dangerous situations, and here he tells you how to keep yourself and your family safe from the perils of modern urban life.

He leads you through a variety of situations, including what to do if:

  • You are walking down the street and think you are being followed
  • You find yourself confronted by a threatening group of people or a gang
  • You find yourself caught in the middle of a riot
  • You hear gunfire or explosions in a crowed place (e.g., a shopping centre)
  • You hear on the radio that Russia has launched nuclear missiles that will land in the centre of London in two hours.

Exception to the Rule: The Surprising Science of Character-Based Culture, Engagement, and Performance [Audiobook]

Exception to the Rule: The Surprising Science of Character-Based Culture, Engagement, and Performance [Audiobook]
Exception to the Rule: The Surprising Science of Character-Based Culture, Engagement, and Performance [Audiobook] by Peter J Rea, James K Stoller, Alan Kolp, read by Doug Greene
2017 | MP3@64 kbps | 9 hrs 37 mins | 265.57MB

The antidote to navigating turbulent times isn't more rules. It is timeless virtue that creates sustainable value.

Thoughtful leaders are keenly aware of the enormous challenge they face to drive high performance in a world that continues to ratchet up pressure and uncertainty. Some leaders respond by getting tough and establishing strict rules. They get people in line, but they don't inspire excellence. Wise leaders, on the other hand, help their people practice character to navigate their way through the turbulence - without lowering performance expectations. As a result, their people are more reliable under pressure.

Exception to the Rule links ancient wisdom with contemporary science on high performance, teamwork, and engagement. Building an organizational culture based on classical virtues - of trust, compassion, courage, justice, wisdom, temperance, and hope - is both strategically smart and a better way to live.

Exception to the Rule walks you through the steps of helping everyone in your organization focus on character defined by virtue. The word virtue means excellence, which is why each one is essential to help people perform at a high level despite uncertainty and pressure. Under character-based leadership, teams work better together, creativity flourishes and engagement increases.

The most powerful idea of Exception to the Rule is this: character defined by virtue is not based on birthright; it can be learned and practiced. Everyone can develop habits to become better than they were. While character cannot be legislated, character can be cultivated.

Talking to My Daughter About the Economy: A Brief History of Capitalism [Audiobook]

Talking to My Daughter About the Economy: A Brief History of Capitalism [Audiobook]
Talking to My Daughter About the Economy: A Brief History of Capitalism [Audiobook] by Yanis Varoufakis, read by Leighton Pugh
2017 | MP3@64 kbps | 4 hrs 49 mins | 133.3MB

Why is there so much inequality?

In this short book, world famous economist Yanis Varoufakis sets out to answer his 11-year-old daughter Xenia's deceptively simple question. Using personal stories and famous myths - from Oedipus and Faust to Frankenstein and The Matrix - he explains what the economy is and why it has the power to shape our lives.

Intimate yet universally accessible, Talking to My Daughter About the Economy introduces listeners to the most important drama of our times, helping to make sense of a troubling world while inspiring us to make it a better one.

A People's History of the Russian Revolution [Audiobook]

A People's History of the Russian Revolution [Audiobook]
A People's History of the Russian Revolution [Audiobook] by Neil Faulkner, read by Douglas Storm
2017 | MP3@64 kbps + AZW3 | 6 hrs 36 mins | 182.48MB

The Russian Revolution may be the most misunderstood and misrepresented event in modern history, its history told in a mix of legends and anecdotes. In A People's History of the Russian Revolution, Neil Faulkner sets out to debunk the myths and pry fact from fiction, putting at the heart of the story the Russian people who are the true heroes of this tumultuous tale. In this fast-paced introduction, Faulkner tells the powerful narrative of how millions of people came together in a mass movement, organized democratic assemblies, mobilized for militant action, and overturned a vast regime of landlords, profiteers, and warmongers.

Faulkner rejects caricatures of Lenin and the Bolsheviks as authoritarian conspirators or the progenitors of Stalinist dictatorship and forcefully argues that the Russian Revolution was an explosion of democracy and creativity - and that it was crushed by bloody counterrevolution and replaced with a form of bureaucratic state-capitalism.

Grounded by powerful firsthand testimony, this history marks the centenary of the revolution by restoring the democratic essence of the revolution, offering a perfect primer for the modern listener.

Rally Point: Five Tasks to Unite the Country and Revitalize the American Dream [Audiobook]

Rally Point: Five Tasks to Unite the Country and Revitalize the American Dream [Audiobook]
Rally Point: Five Tasks to Unite the Country and Revitalize the American Dream [Audiobook] by Chris Gibson, read by the Author
2017 | MP3@64 kbps + EPUB | 7 hrs 10 mins | 197.63MB

A smart and surprising political inventory for how America can reunite and revitalize in a time of crisis.

Written by an admired leader of the Republican party, Rally Point: Five Tasks to Unite the Country and Revitalize the American Dream looks past the 2016 election, past the finger pointing and conventional political thinking, to focus on clear primary principles that conservatives must debate and defend to protect the future of America.

Raised in a working-class family in upstate New York, the first in his family to go to college, paid for in part by his service in the National Guard, Chris Gibson rose from private to colonel in the army, including combat command in the storied 82nd Airborne Division. Rally Point is his story: what he's learned from the school of hard knocks and how he's applied those precious life lessons during his service in Iraq and in Congress.

Drawn from a deep appreciation of history and American exceptionalism, Gibson provides incisive and frank analysis of the current political environment, including President Trump, and provides a road map based on time-tested founding principles to help unite our country and revitalize the American dream. Rally Point is a thoughtful, compelling, enjoyable listen - a must for serious-minded Americans looking for answers in this challenging political environment.

City of Fortune: How Venice Rule the Seas [Audiobook]

City of Fortune: How Venice Rule the Seas [Audiobook]
City of Fortune: How Venice Rule the Seas [Audiobook] by Roger Crowley, read by Edoardo Ballerini
2013 | MP3@64 kbps + EPUB | 14 hrs 10 mins | 390.82MB

The rise and fall of the Venetian empire stands unrivaled for drama, intrigue, and sheer opulent majesty. In City of Fortune, Roger Crowley, acclaimed historian and New York Times bestselling author of Empires of the Sea, applies his narrative skill to chronicling the astounding five-hundred-year voyage of Venice to the pinnacle of power. Tracing the full arc of the Venetian imperial saga for the first time, City of Fortune is framed around two of the great collisions of world history: The ill-fated Fourth Crusade, which culminated in the sacking of Constantinople and the carve-up of the Byzantine Empire in 1204, and the Ottoman-Venetian War of 1499-1503, which saw the Ottoman Turks supplant the Venetians as the preeminent naval power in the Mediterranean. In between were three centuries of Venetian maritime dominance-years of plunder and plague, conquest and piracy-during which a tiny city of "lagoon dwellers" grew into the richest place on earth.

Drawing on firsthand accounts of pitched sea battles, skillful negotiations, and diplomatic maneuvers, Crowley paints a vivid picture of this avaricious, enterprising people and the bountiful lands that came under their dominion. Defiant of emperors, indifferent to popes, the Venetians saw themselves as reluctant freebooters, compelled to take to the open seas "because we cannot live otherwise and know not how except by trade." From the opening of the spice routes to the clash between Christianity and Islam, Venice played a leading role in the defining conflicts of its time-the reverberations of which are still being felt today. Only an author with Roger Crowley's deep knowledge of post-Crusade history could put these iconic events into their proper context. Epic in scope, magisterial in its understanding of the period, City of Fortune is narrative history at its most engrossing.

Edward III: The Perfect King [Audiobook]

Edward III: The Perfect King [Audiobook]
Edward III: The Perfect King [Audiobook] by Ian Mortimer, read by Alex Wyndham
2016 | MP3@64 kbps + EPUB | 19 hrs 31 mins | 538.19MB

Holding power for over 50 years starting in 1327, Edward III was one of England's most influential kings and one who shaped the course of English history. Revered as one of the country's most illustrious leaders for centuries, he was also a usurper and a warmonger who ordered his uncle beheaded. A brutal man, to be sure, but also a brilliant one.

Noted historian Ian Mortimer offers us the first comprehensive look at the life of Edward III. The Perfect King was often the instigator of his own drama but also overthrew tyrannous guardians as a teenager and ushered in a period of chivalric ideals. Mortimer traces how Edward's reforms made feudal England a thriving, sophisticated country and one of Europe's major military powers. Ideal for anyone fascinated by medieval history, this book provides new insight into Edward III's lasting influence on the justice system, artistic traditions, language, and architecture of the country.

One Land, Two States: Israel and Palestine as Parallel States [EPUB]

One Land, Two States: Israel and Palestine as Parallel States [EPUB]
One Land, Two States: Israel and Palestine as Parallel States edited by Mark Levine, Mathias Mossberg
2014 | EPUB | ISBN: 9780520279124 | 1.84MB

One Land, Two States imagines a new vision for Israel and Palestine in a situation where the peace process has failed to deliver an end of conflict. “If the land cannot be shared by geographical division, and if a one-state solution remains unacceptable,” the book asks, “can the land be shared in some other way?”

Leading Palestinian and Israeli experts along with international diplomats and scholars answer this timely question by examining a scenario with two parallel state structures, both covering the whole territory between the Mediterranean and the Jordan River, allowing for shared rather than competing claims of sovereignty. Such a political architecture would radically transform the nature and stakes of the Israel-Palestine conflict, open up for Israelis to remain in the West Bank and maintain their security position, enable Palestinians to settle in all of historic Palestine, and transform Jerusalem into a capital for both of full equality and independence—all without disturbing the demographic balance of each state. Exploring themes of security, resistance, diaspora, globalism, and religion, as well as forms of political and economic power that are not dependent on claims of exclusive territorial sovereignty, this pioneering book offers new ideas for the resolution of conflicts worldwide.

Maize for the Gods: Unearthing the 9,000-Year History of Corn [EPUB]

Maize for the Gods: Unearthing the 9,000-Year History of Corn [EPUB]
Maize for the Gods: Unearthing the 9,000-Year History of Corn by Michael Blake
2015 | EPUB | ISBN: 9780520276871 | 11.85MB

Maize is the world’s most productive food and industrial crop, grown in more than 160 countries and on every continent except Antarctica. If by some catastrophe maize were to disappear from our food supply chain, vast numbers of people would starve and global economies would rapidly collapse. How did we come to be so dependent on this one plant?

Maize for the Gods brings together new research by archaeologists, archaeobotanists, plant geneticists, and a host of other specialists to explore the complex ways that this single plant and the peoples who domesticated it came to be inextricably entangled with one another over the past nine millennia. Tracing maize from its first appearance and domestication in ancient campsites and settlements in Mexico to its intercontinental journey through most of North and South America, this history also tells the story of the artistic creativity, technological prowess, and social, political, and economic resilience of America’s first peoples.

The Secret Life of Your Microbiome: Why Nature and Biodiversity are Essential to Health and Happiness [EPUB]

The Secret Life of Your Microbiome: Why Nature and Biodiversity are Essential to Health and Happiness [EPUB]
The Secret Life of Your Microbiome: Why Nature and Biodiversity are Essential to Health and Happiness by Alan C Logan, Susan L Prescott
2017 | EPUB | ISBN: 9780865718517 | 1.61MB

For too long our bodies have been viewed as capsules, sealed off and protected from 'bugs' by our immune systems and an arsenal of antibiotics, pesticides, processed foods, and antibacterial soaps. The more insulated from nature, the better.

The Secret Life of Your Microbiome shatters this deeply held myth, presenting a revolutionary new paradigm, backed by vast science; we're deeply connected to the biodiversity of nature through our microbiomes, the rich microbial ecosystem of our guts and skin, and this connection is essential to health and happiness.

From sugar-rich diets wiping out good gut bacteria and exacerbating depression, to microbes mediating phytonutrient absorption in the brain, to inflammation and cancer, the influence of biodiversity on our bodies is everywhere. The great communicator is our immune system, a 'mobile brain' that interacts with micro-organisms in and around us with profound health consequences. Written with pace, clarity, and humor by world-renowned scientists in immunology, nutrition, and environmental health, The Secret Life of Your Microbiome makes the irrefutable case that health and happiness depends fundamentally on the health of biodiversity, and shows how we can nurture this nature.

ValueWeb: How Fintech Firms Are Using Bitcoin, Blockchain, and Mobile Technologies to Create the Internet of Value [EPUB]

ValueWeb: How Fintech Firms Are Using Bitcoin, Blockchain, and Mobile Technologies to Create the Internet of Value [EPUB]
ValueWeb: How Fintech Firms Are Using Bitcoin, Blockchain, and Mobile Technologies to Create the Internet of Value by Chris Skinner
2016 | EPUB | ISBN: 9789814677172 | 15.43MB

The Internet of Things is all about machines trading with machines – your fridge orders groceries; your car, fuel; your television, entertainment; and so on. However, machines cannot trade with machines if it’s expensive and slow. Would you really want your TV to order the next season of Games of Thrones, if the payment took ten days and cost $25 or more? Unfortunately with the way the bank system works today, that is the problem we face today. As a result, we need an Internet of Value to work with the Internet of Things.

The Internet of Value — or ValueWeb, for short — allows machines to trade with machines and people with people, anywhere on this planet in real-time and for free. Using a combination of technologies from mobile devices to bitcoin and the blockchain, fintech firms are building the ValueWeb. The question then is what does this mean for financial institutions, governments and citizens? This book provides the answers.

The Future of War: A History [Audiobook]

The Future of War: A History [Audiobook]
The Future of War: A History [Audiobook] by Lawrence Freedman, read by Michael Page
2017 | MP3@64 kbps + EPUB | 12 hrs 57 mins | 357.86MB

Questions about the future of war are a regular feature of political debate, strategic analysis, and popular fiction. Where should we look for new dangers? What cunning plans might an aggressor have in mind? What are the best forms of defense? How might peace be preserved or conflict resolved?

From the French rout at Sedan in 1870 to the relentless contemporary insurgencies in Iraq and Afghanistan, Lawrence Freedman, a world-renowned military thinker, reveals how most claims from the military futurists are wrong. But they remain influential nonetheless.

Freedman shows how those who have imagined future war have often had an idealized notion of it as confined, brief, and decisive, and have regularly taken insufficient account of the possibility of long wars-hence the stubborn persistence of the idea of a knockout blow, whether through a dashing land offensive, nuclear first strike, or cyberattack. He also notes the lack of attention paid to civil wars until the West began to intervene in them during the 1990s, and how the boundaries between peace and war, between the military, the civilian, and the criminal are becoming increasingly blurred.

Freedman's account of a century and a half of warfare and the (often misconceived) thinking that precedes war is a challenge to hawks and doves alike, and puts current strategic thinking into a bracing historical perspective.

A History of the World in Seven Cheap Things: A Guide to Capitalism, Nature, and the Future of the Planet [Audiobook]

A History of the World in Seven Cheap Things: A Guide to Capitalism, Nature, and the Future of the Planet [Audiobook]
A History of the World in Seven Cheap Things: A Guide to Capitalism, Nature, and the Future of the Planet [Audiobook] by Raj Patel, Jason W Moore, read by Simon Mattacks
2017 | MP3@64 kbps + EPUB + PDF | 6 hrs 40 mins | 183.55MB

Nature, money, work, care, food, energy, and lives: these are the seven things that have made our world and will shape its future. Bringing the latest ecological research together with histories of colonialism, indigenous struggles, slave revolts, and other rebellions and uprisings, Patel and Moore demonstrate that throughout history, crises have always prompted fresh strategies to make the world cheap and safe for capitalism. At a time of crisis in all seven cheap things, innovative and systemic thinking is urgently required. This book proposes a radical new way of understanding - and reclaiming - the planet in the turbulent twenty-first century.

How Not to Get Rich: The Financial Misadventures of Mark Twain [Audiobook]

How Not to Get Rich: The Financial Misadventures of Mark Twain [Audiobook]
How Not to Get Rich: The Financial Misadventures of Mark Twain [Audiobook] by Alan Pell Crawford, read by Peter Berkrot
2017 | MP3@64 kbps + EPUB | 5 hrs 43 mins | 158.27MB

Mark Twain's lifetime spans America's era of greatest economic growth. And Twain was an active, even giddy, participant in all the great booms and busts of his time, launching himself into one harebrained get-rich-quick scheme after another. But far from striking it rich, the man who coined the term "Gilded Age" failed with comical regularity to join the ranks of plutocrats who made this period in America notorious for its wealth and excess.

Instead, Twain's mining firm failed, despite striking real silver. He ended up somehow owing money over his 30,000 acres of inherited land. And his plan to market the mysteriously energizing coca leaves from the Amazon fizzled when no ships would sail to South America.

Undaunted, Twain poured his money into the latest newfangled inventions of his time, all of which failed miserably. In Crawford's hilarious telling, the familiar image of Twain takes on a new and surprising dimension. Twain's story of financial optimism and perseverance is a kind of cracked-mirror history of American business itself - in its grandest cockeyed manifestations, its most comical lows, and its determined refusal to ever give up.

Pacific Thunder: The US Navy's Central Pacific Campaign, August 1943–October 1944 [Audiobook]

Pacific Thunder: The US Navy's Central Pacific Campaign, August 1943–October 1944 [Audiobook]
Pacific Thunder: The US Navy's Central Pacific Campaign, August 1943–October 1944 [Audiobook] by Thomas McKelvey Cleaver, read by Tom Perkins
2017 | MP3@64 kbps | 13 hrs 13 mins | 364.45MB

On 27 October 1942, four "Long Lance" torpedoes fired by the Japanese destroyers Makigumo and Akigumo exploded in the hull of the aircraft carrier USS Hornet (CV-8). Minutes later, the ship that had launched the Doolitte Raid six months earlier slipped beneath the waves of the Coral Sea 100 miles northeast of the island of Guadalcanal and just north of the Santa Cruz Islands, taking with her 140 of her sailors. With the loss of Hornet, the United States Navy now had one aircraft carrier left in the South Pacific, USS Enterprise (CV-6), herself badly damaged in the two previous days of the Battle of Santa Cruz.

For the American naval aviators, it would be difficult to imagine that within 24 months of this event, Zuikaku, the last survivor of the Imperial Japanese Navy aircraft carriers that had attacked Pearl Harbor, would lie at the bottom of the Philippine Sea north of Cape Engano on the island of Luzon, alongside the other surviving Japanese carriers, sacrificed as lures in a failed attempt to block the American invasion of the Philippines, and that the United States Navy's Task Force 38, composed of 16 fleet carriers, would reign supreme on the world's largest ocean.

Grow Wherever You Work: Straight Talk to Help with Your Toughest Challenges [Audiobook]

Grow Wherever You Work: Straight Talk to Help with Your Toughest Challenges [Audiobook]
Grow Wherever You Work: Straight Talk to Help with Your Toughest Challenges [Audiobook] by Joanna Barsh, read by Eva Kaminsky
2017 | MP3@64 kbps + EPUB | 8 hrs 47 mins | 242.07MB

The business world is full of catchphrases: follow your passion, think positive, be authentic, suck it up, take risks, network. All are well-intentioned, but let's be honest - this inch-deep advice just isn't very helpful. How do real people succeed in the real world of work? That's the question best-selling author Joanna Barsh sets out to answer - not by asking motivational gurus or well-established CEOs, but by diving into the trenches with today's boldest, brightest up-and-coming leaders.

Distilling the stories of important work challenges from more than 200 rising leaders in 120 companies, this hands-on guide helps you grow through the challenges you face - not despite of them. You'll learn how to handle rising pressure and recover from colossal mistakes, bounce back from poor performance reviews and use them to up your game,get people on board with you and your mission,deal with office villains like a superhero, take uncomfortable risks and dare to challenge,grow when everything is falling apart around you, andknow when it's time to find another position.

Packed with raw experiences and on-the-job coping strategies from a rich diversity of voices - immigrants and first-generation Americans; blacks, Hispanics, and Asians; Ivy League alums and high school grads; and parents, some of whom are single - from all industries, this book offers the kind of nuts-and-bolts, real-world insights you won't find anywhere else. Using these proven strategies, you can accelerate your growth with every new challenge. Best of all, you'll be able to take the lead in your own career and build a future that works for you.

This is how ordinary people turn challenges into extraordinary opportunities for action - and how you can Grow Wherever You Work.

Better Business Speech: Techniques, Tricks, and Shortcuts for Public Speaking at Work [Audiobook]

Better Business Speech: Techniques, Tricks, and Shortcuts for Public Speaking at Work [Audiobook]
Better Business Speech: Techniques, Tricks, and Shortcuts for Public Speaking at Work [Audiobook] by Paul Geiger, read by Kevin Stillwell
2017 | MP3@64 kbps | 5 hrs 15 mins | 145.14MB

In a business world where we are told that time is money, the real currency is communicating clearly at a poised and measured pace. Better Business Speech: Techniques, Tricks, and Shortcuts for Public Speaking at Work by Paul Geiger focuses on the challenges of being a strong communicator in a range of business settings.

It begins with the basic premise that all speaking for business is public speaking. Therefore, these are the communication scenarios where any lack of confidence in speech ability will be magnified. The obstacles that stand in the way of successful meetings, presentations, networking events, job interviews, and sales calls are all clearly described. Seasoned speech coach Paul Geiger offers tricks, techniques, and shortcuts that all seem shockingly simple; but it is the retraining of the mind and body that is the hard part. He details practical daily exercises that lead to better speech habits and addresses the causes of ineffective speech pattern in both personal and business settings.

The physical and mental aspects of speech are explored in the context of forming a strong speech technique foundation that never loses sight of the importance of always sounding authentic. By offering action steps and helpful online tutorials, Geiger provides listeners with the tools necessary to make lasting changes that will enhance speaking skills in all facets of business life.

Doctor You: Revealing the Science of Self-Healing [Audiobook]

Doctor You: Revealing the Science of Self-Healing [Audiobook]
Doctor You: Revealing the Science of Self-Healing [Audiobook] by Jeremy Howick, read by the Author
2017 | MP3@64 kbps | 8 hrs 12 mins | 225.95MB

Examining the overuse of modern medicine and how your body can heal itself.

Twenty percent of Americans, half of the elderly British and two-thirds of older Canadians take at least five prescription drugs per day - their lives a nonstop ritual of pill popping and trying to manage side effects. One in 10 people in developed countries takes antidepressants. Millions of boys who can't sit still in school are prescribed methamphetamines. Modern medicine has been overused.

Skyrocketing global health-care costs render this overuse of medicine increasingly unaffordable. The wonders of modern medicine have also obscured the body's ability to heal itself. Your body produces its own drugs that can treat pain as well as drugs, cure some joint problems as well as a surgeon and treat most mild depression as well as a psychologist. We've all heard of endorphins, but did you know endorphin literally means 'morphine made by your body'? Besides the body's self-healing abilities, the latest evidence clearly shows that states of mind affect our health. Relaxing, positive thinking and comfortable social environments can all improve our health as much as blockbuster drugs.

Written using the latest high-quality conventional evidence, Doctor You arms you with knowledge that will empower you to make the right choices about what drugs to take, what drugs to give your children and when you should let your body do its thing.

The Story of Looking [EPUB]

The Story of Looking [EPUB]
The Story of Looking by Mark Cousins
2017 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781782119111 | 25.03MB

Looking can be an act of empathy or aggression. It can provoke desire or express it. And from the blurry, edgeless world we inhabit as infants to the landscape of screens we grow into, looking can define us.

In The Story of Looking, filmmaker and writer Mark Cousins takes us on a lightning-bright tour - in words and images - through how our looking selves develop over the course of a lifetime, and the ways that looking has changed through the centuries. From great works of art to tourist photographs, from cityscapes to cinema, through science and protest, propaganda and refusals to look, the false mirrors and great visionaries of looking, this book illuminates how we construct as well as receive the things we see.

Brilliant and eclectic, The Story of Looking is a photo album and an art gallery, a road movie and a visual grammar: once you've read it, you'll never see things the same way again.

Art in America 1945-1970: Writings from the Age of Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art, and Minimalism [EPUB]

Art in America 1945-1970: Writings from the Age of Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art, and Minimalism [EPUB]
Art in America 1945-1970: Writings from the Age of Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art, and Minimalism edited by Jed Perl
2014 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781598533101 | 17.3MB

Experience the creative explosion that transformed American art, in the words of the artists, writers, and critics who were there

In the quarter century after the end of World War II, a new generation of painters, sculptors, and photographers transformed the face of American art and shifted the center of the art world from Paris to New York. Signaled by the triumph of abstraction and the ascendancy of painters such as Pollock, Rothko, de Kooning, and Kline, this revolution generated an exuberant and contentious body of writing without parallel in our cultural history.

In the words of editor Jed Perl, “there has never been a period when the visual arts have been written about with more mongrel energy—with more unexpected mixtures of reportage, rhapsody, analysis, advocacy, editorializing, and philosophy.” Perl has gathered the best of this writing together for the first time, interwoven with fascinating headnotes that establish the historical background, the outsized personalities of the artists and critics, and the nature of the aesthetic battles that defined the era. Here are statements by the most significant artists, and major critical essays by Clement Greenberg, Susan Sontag, Hilton Kramer, and other influential figures.

Here too is an electrifying array of responses by poets and novelists, reflecting the free interplay between different art forms: John Ashbery on Andy Warhol, James Agee on Helen Levitt, James Baldwin on Beauford Delaney, Truman Capote on Richard Avedon, Tennessee Williams on Hans Hofmann, Jack Kerouac on Robert Frank. The atmosphere of the time comes to vivid life in memoirs, diaries, and journalism by Peggy Guggenheim, Dwight Macdonald, Calvin Tomkins, and others.

Lavishly illustrated with scores of black-and-white images and a 32-page color insert, this is a book that every art lover will treasure.

Islam: An American Religion (Religion, Culture, and Public Life) [EPUB]

Islam: An American Religion (Religion, Culture, and Public Life) [EPUB]
Islam: An American Religion (Religion, Culture, and Public Life) by Nadia Marzouki, translated by C Jon Delogu
2017 | EPUB | ISBN: 9780231176804 | 0.4MB

Islam: An American Religion demonstrates how Islam as formed in the United States has become an American religion in a double sense―first through the strategies of recognition adopted by Muslims and second through the performance of Islam as a faith.

Nadia Marzouki investigates how Islam has become so contentious in American politics. Focusing on the period from 2008 to 2013, she revisits the uproar over the construction of mosques, legal disputes around the prohibition of Islamic law, and the overseas promotion of religious freedom. She argues that public controversies over Islam in the United States primarily reflect the American public's profound divisions and ambivalence toward freedom of speech and the legitimacy of liberal secular democracy.

From Failure to Success: Everyday Habits and Exercises to Build Mental Resilience and Turn Failures Into Successes [EPUB]

From Failure to Success: Everyday Habits and Exercises to Build Mental Resilience and Turn Failures Into Successes [EPUB]
From Failure to Success: Everyday Habits and Exercises to Build Mental Resilience and Turn Failures Into Successes by Martin Meadows
2017 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781976283314 | 0.37MB

Discover Everyday Habits and Exercises to Overcome Failure and Achieve Success

How many times did you fail and gave up out of frustration or discouragement? How often does failure ruin your resolve and send you back to square one, only to fail over and over again, with little hope anything will ever change?

Written by bestselling author Martin Meadows, From Failure to Success: Everyday Habits and Exercises to Build Mental Resilience and Turn Failures Into Successes reveals what failure really is and how to deal with it in a constructive way that will help you achieve success.

The author has suffered through multiple failures in his own life. He spent several years launching one failing business after another. He struggled to change his physique, despite doing all the right things as preached by the experts. For a long time, his social life barely existed because he struggled with crippling shyness. In the book, he shares his vast experience of how he turned failure into a friend and finally achieved the success he had failed to reach for years.

Here's just a taste of what you'll learn from the book:

  • A different way of thinking about failure. Applying this mental shift will change your perception of what failure and success are and fine-tune your brain to automatically convert obstacles into wins.
  • 7 types of failure and how to handle them - including failure due to self-sabotage, fear, unrealistic expectations, self-licensing, and more. Each chapter talks about a different source of failure and comes with tips on how to overcome it and prevent it in the future, along with valuable exercises you can perform to better understand the discussed concepts.
  • 5 rules and exercises to develop and maintain a success-friendly mindset. Discover 5 principles the author follows in his life to ensure that even with failures, he will eventually reach success with every goal to which he sets his mind.
  • A 5-step process to cope with failure and bounce back. If you're struggling to recover from failure, this strategy will offer you step-by-step instructions on how to process the failure and restart your efforts.
  • 3 master strategies to build strength to keep going. Discover three fundamental techniques that will help you build mental resilience and determination.
  • 4 reasons to give up. Contrary to what many self-help authors say, sometimes it's better to give up than keep trying. Learn when and why it's better to drop your objective and dedicate your resources to another goal.
  • 10 empowering stories of people who faced insurmountable obstacles, yet turned their struggles into immense successes. Learn from real-world examples from all walks of life.

Failure is a fact of life. You can get angry at it or befriend it and use it as a tool to change your life. The choice is yours. If you'd rather take the constructive approach so you can eventually win, buy the book now, study it, and apply the teachings in your own life. You, too, can develop mental resilience and turn failures into successes!

Lioness: Golda Meir and the Nation of Israel [EPUB]

Lioness: Golda Meir and the Nation of Israel [EPUB]
Lioness: Golda Meir and the Nation of Israel by Francine Klagsbrun
2017 | EPUB | ISBN: 9780805242379 | 39.82MB

The definitive biography of the iron-willed leader, chain-smoking political operative, and tea-and-cake-serving grandmother who became the fourth prime minister of Israel

Golda Meir was a world figure unlike any other. Born in tsarist Russia in 1898, she immigrated to America in 1906 and grew up in Milwaukee, where from her earliest years she displayed the political consciousness and organizational skills that would eventually catapult her into the inner circles of Israel's founding generation. Moving to mandatory Palestine in 1921 with her husband, the passionate socialist joined a kibbutz but soon left and was hired at a public works office by the man who would become the great love of her life. A series of public service jobs brought her to the attention of David Ben-Gurion, and her political career took off. Fund-raising in America in 1948, secretly meeting in Amman with King Abdullah right before Israel's declaration of independence, mobbed by thousands of Jews in a Moscow synagogue in 1948 as Israel's first representative to the USSR, serving as minister of labor and foreign minister in the 1950s and 1960s, Golda brought fiery oratory, plainspoken appeals, and shrewd deal-making to the cause to which she had dedicated her life—the welfare and security of the State of Israel and its inhabitants.

As prime minister, Golda negotiated arms agreements with Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger and had dozens of clandestine meetings with Jordan's King Hussein in the unsuccessful pursuit of a land-for-peace agreement with Israel's neighbors. But her time in office ended in tragedy, when Israel was caught off guard by Egypt and Syria's surprise attack on Yom Kippur in 1973. Analyzing newly available documents from Israeli government archives, Francine Klagsbrun looks into whether Golda could have prevented that war and whether in its darkest days she contemplated using nuclear force. Resigning in the war's aftermath, she spent her final years keeping a hand in national affairs and bemusedly enjoying international acclaim. Klagsbrun's superbly researched and masterly recounted story of Israel's founding mother gives us a Golda for the ages.

Grow Wherever You Work: Straight Talk to Help with Your Toughest Challenge [EPUB]

Grow Wherever You Work: Straight Talk to Help with Your Toughest Challenge [EPUB]
Grow Wherever You Work: Straight Talk to Help with Your Toughest Challenges by Joanna Barsh
2017 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781260026467 | 1.56MB

Powerful, unvarnished advice for growing through the work challenges all aspiring leaders face

The business world is full of catchphrases: follow your passion; think positive; be authentic; suck it up; take risks; network. All well-intentioned, but let’s be honest. This inch-deep advice just isn’t very helpful. How do real people succeed in the real world of work? That’s the question bestselling author Joanna Barsh sets out to answer―not by asking motivational gurus or well-established CEOs but by diving into the trenches with today’s boldest, brightest, up-and-coming leaders.

Distilling the stories of important work challenges from more than 200 rising leaders in 120 companies, this hands-on guide helps you grow through the challenges you face―not despite them. You’ll learn how to:

  • Handle rising pressure and recover from colossal mistakes
  • Bounce back from poor performance reviews and use them to up your game
  • Get people on board with you and your mission
  • Deal with office villains like a superhero
  • Take uncomfortable risks and dare to challenge
  • Grow when everything is falling apart around you
  • Know when it’s time to find another position

Packed with raw experiences and on-the-job coping strategies from a rich diversity of voices―immigrants and first-generation Americans; blacks, Hispanics, and Asians; Ivy League alums and high school grads; and parents, some of whom are single―from all industries, this book offers the kind of nuts-and-bolts, real-world insights you won’t find anywhere else. Using these proven strategies, you can accelerate your growth with every new challenge. Best of all, you’ll be able to take the lead in your own career and build a future that works for you.

This is how ordinary people turn challenges into extraordinary opportunities for action―and how you can Grow Wherever You Work.

Old Farm Country Cookbook: Recipes, Menus, and Memories [EPUB]

Old Farm Country Cookbook: Recipes, Menus, and Memories [EPUB]
Old Farm Country Cookbook: Recipes, Menus, and Memories by Jerry Apps, Susan Apps-Bodilly
2017 | EPUB | ISBN: 9780870208300 | 7.71MB

When Jerry Apps was growing up on a Wisconsin farm in the 1930s and 1940s, times were tough. Yet most folks living on farms had plenty to eat. Preparing food from scratch was just the way things were done, and people knew what was in their food and where it came from. Delicious meals were at the center of every family and social affair, whether it be a threshing-day dinner with all the neighbors, the end-of-school-year picnic, or just a hearty supper after chores were done. As Jerry writes, "For me food will always be associated with times of good eating, storytelling, laughter, and good-hearted fun."

Inspired by the dishes made by his mother, Eleanor, and featuring recipes found in her well-worn recipe box, Jerry and his daughter, Susan, take us on a culinary tour of life on the farm during the Depression and World War II. Seasoned with personal stories, menus, and family photos, Old Farm Country Cookbook recalls a time when electricity had not yet found its way to the farm, when making sauerkraut was a family endeavor, and when homemade ice cream tasted better than anything you could buy at the store.

PEAK: How Great Companies Get Their Mojo from Maslow (Revised and Updated) [PDF]

PEAK: How Great Companies Get Their Mojo from Maslow (Revised and Updated) [EPUB]
PEAK: How Great Companies Get Their Mojo from Maslow (Revised and Updated) by Chip Conley
2017 | PDF | ISBN: 9781119434924 | 4.79MB

Proven principles for sustainable success, with new leadership insight

PEAK is the popular, transformative guide to doing business better, written by a seasoned entrepreneur/CEO who has disrupted his favorite industry not once, but twice. Author Chip Conley, founder and former CEO of one of the world’s largest boutique hotel companies, turned to psychologist Abraham Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs at a time when his company was in dire need. And years later, when the young founders of Airbnb asked him to help turn their start-up home sharing company into a world-class hospitality giant, Conley once again used the principles he’d developed in PEAK. In the decade since this book's first edition, Conley's PEAK strategy has been developed on six continents in organizations in virtually every industry. The author’s foundational premise is that great leaders become amateur psychologists by understanding the unique needs of three key relationships—with employees, customers, and investors—and this message has resonated with every kind of leader and company including some of the world’s best-known, from Apple to Facebook. Avid users of PEAK have found that the principles create greater loyalty and differentiation with their key stakeholders. This new second edition includes in-depth examples of real-world PEAK companies, including the author’s own at Airbnb, and exclusive PEAK leadership practices that will take you—and your company's performance—to new heights.

Whether you're at a startup or a Fortune 500 company, at a for-profit, nonprofit, or governmental organization, this book can help you and your people reach potential you never realized you had.

  • Understand how Maslow's hierarchy makes for winning business practices
  • Learn how PEAK drove some of today's top businesses to success
  • Help employees reach their full potential—and beyond
  • Transform the customer experience and keep investors happy

The PEAK framework succeeds because it elevates the business from the inside out. These same principles apply in the boardroom, the breakroom, and your living room at home, and have proven to be the foundation of healthy, fulfilled lives. Even if you think you're doing great, you could always be doing better—and PEAK gives you a roadmap to the next level.

The Greatest Air Combat Stories Ever Told [EPUB]

The Greatest Air Combat Stories Ever Told [EPUB]
The Greatest Air Combat Stories Ever Told edited by Tom McCarthy
2017 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781493027002 | 2.62MB

Heroism and valor in the sky!

  • A new title in the relaunch of our successful Greatest Stories Ever Told franchise.
  • Air combat has captured the imaginations of people since the fighter plane was first introduced during WWI.
  • Stories of aces such as Eddy Rickenbacker and Captain Baron Manfred Von Richthofen have become staples of books and movies as well as the stuff of legend.

In The Greatest Air Combat Stories Ever Told, the editor has pulled together some of the finest tales of heroism and valor in the skies over the battlefield! It is an unforgettable collection, and includes stories by Baron Manfred Von Richthofen, Len Deighton, Jay A. Stout, and many others. It includes tales of legendary aces from the Great War up through the present day.

The Chicken Chick's Guide to Backyard Chickens: Simple Steps for Healthy, Happy Hens [EPUB]

The Chicken Chick's Guide to Backyard Chickens: Simple Steps for Healthy, Happy Hens [EPUB]
The Chicken Chick's Guide to Backyard Chickens: Simple Steps for Healthy, Happy Hens by Kathy Shea Mormino
2017 | EPUB | ISBN: 9780760352427 | 22.86MB

Internationally known as The Chicken Chick, Kathy Shea Mormino brings an informative style and fresh perspective on raising backyard chickens to millions of fans around the world. An attorney by profession, Kathy is the founder and one-woman creative force behind her wildly popular and award-winning Facebook page and blog, The-Chicken-Chick.com.

Now her practical, down-to-earth approach to chicken-keeping is available in book form. Sharing her years of hard-earned experience and collaborations with poultry veterinarians, nutritionists, and professors, she provides simple steps to care for these uncommon pets with confidence. Kathy’s personality permeates the book as she guides newbie, veteran, and would-be backyard chickeneers alike through all aspects of small-flock care—from getting into the hobby to housing, feeding, egg production, health, and much more. The result is accurate information presented in the fun and abundantly illustrated format that Mormino has delivered on her blog for years.

Artful Adventures in Mixed Media: Techniques Inspired by Observation and Experience [EPUB]

Artful Adventures in Mixed Media: Techniques Inspired by Observation and Experience [EPUB]
Artful Adventures in Mixed Media: Techniques Inspired by Observation and Experience by Nathalie Kalbach
2017 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781440348334 | 54.51MB

Create Remarkable Art out of What Inspires You!

Get ready to create extraordinary mixed-media art! This artful adventure is accessible to everyone, no matter your skill level. Whenever you take a stroll through your neighborhood, travel or are just out in nature, you're on an artful adventure. By learning how to actively collect and record what you observe and how you feel as you explore, you can transform these experiences into inspiration for making your artwork truly unique.

Learn how to make ironwork in Athens into a reusable stencil, how to make the edges of a natural geyser into colorful layers of textured gesso and how to imprint Alice's white rabbit on a colorful art journal spread. Each art tutorial inside is designed to teach you to seek your own inspiration and incorporate fresh ideas in your work.

With Artful Adventures in Mixed Media, you will paint, layer and collage your way to beautiful, meaningful art!

Inside you'll find:

  • A basic supply list, including how to build a personalized art-on-the-go kit
  • Tips and step-by-step instruction for getting the most out of your artful adventure
  • Mixed media art techniques, including collage, visual layering, textured painting, photo manipulation and even using embroidery floss

Predation ID Manual: Predator Kill and Scavenging Characteristics [EPUB]

Predation ID Manual: Predator Kill and Scavenging Characteristics [EPUB]
Predation ID Manual: Predator Kill and Scavenging Characteristics by Kurt Alt, Matthew Eckert
2017 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781510722514 | 15.99MB

Part of the challenges and rewards of being a field biologist is being able recreate a predation event. But that experience is often difficult and frustrating, as time, weather, and other factors can be make clues sparse. Even the most careful of investigators can spend hours of time second-guessing themselves while exhausting every possibility from inconclusive evidence.

The Predation ID Manual is designed to help assuage some of those difficulties by providing the reader with practical, expert advice, including:

  • A step-by-step approach for gathering evidence.
  • Suggestions of what to focus on at carcass site
  • A template of terminology to use when classifying a predation
  • A guide for investigating and determining signs of hemorrhage
  • Signs of kill and kill sites by species, including deer, elk, and lynx
  • And dozens more tips

Predation ID Manual is a must have for every serious hunter and field biologist.

Bunny Mellon: The Life of an American Style Legend [EPUB]

Bunny Mellon: The Life of an American Style Legend [EPUB]
Bunny Mellon: The Life of an American Style Legend by Meryl Gordon
2017 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781455588749 | 41.72MB

A new biography of Bunny Mellon, the style icon and American aristocrat who designed the White House Rose Garden for her friend JFK and served as a living witness to 20th Century American history, operating in the high-level arenas of politics, diplomacy, art and fashion.

Bunny Mellon, who died in 2014 at age 103, was press-shy during her lifetime. With the co-operation of Bunny Mellon's family, author Meryl Gordon received access to thousands of pages of her letters, diaries and appointment calendars and has interviewed more than 175 people to capture the spirit of this talented American original.

The Family Tree Cemetery Field Guide: How to Find, Record, and Preserve Your Ancestor's Grave [EPUB]

The Family Tree Cemetery Field Guide: How to Find, Record, and Preserve Your Ancestor's Grave [EPUB]
The Family Tree Cemetery Field Guide: How to Find, Record, and Preserve Your Ancestor's Grave by Joy Neighbors
2017 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781440352126 | 51.52MB

Not all research can be done from home--sometimes you have to head into the field. Cemeteries are crucial for any genealogist's search, and this book will show you how to search for and analyze your ancestors' graves. Discover tools for locating tombstones, tips for traipsing through cemeteries, an at-a-glance guide to frequently used gravestone icons, and practical strategies for on-the-ground research. And once you've returned home, learn how to incorporate gravestone information into your research, as well as how to upload grave locations to BillionGraves and record your findings in memorial pages on Find A Grave.

  • Detailed step-by-step guides to finding ancestors' cemeteries using websites like Find A Grave, plus how to record and preserve death and burial information
  • Tips and strategies for navigating cemeteries and finding individual tombstones in the field, plus an at-a-glance guide to tombstone symbols and iconography
  • Resources and techniques for discovering other death records and incorporating information from cemeteries into genealogical research

Collected Works, Volume 1 by Vladimir Lenin [EPUB]

Collected Works, Volume 1 by Vladimir Lenin [EPUB]
Collected Works, Volume 1 by Vladimir Lenin
2017 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781786634856 | MB

Among the most influential political and social forces of the twentieth century, modern communism rests firmly on philosophical, political, and economic underpinnings developed by Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov, later known as Lenin. For anyone who seeks to understand the twentieth century, capitalism, the Russian Revolution, and the role of Communism in the tumultuous political and social movements that have shaped the modern world, the works of Lenin offer unparalleled insight and understanding. Taken together, they represent a balanced cross-section of his revolutionary theories of history, politics, and economics; his tactics for securing and retaining power; and his vision of a new social and economic order.

This first volume contains four works (“New Economic Developments in Peasant Life,” “On the So-Called Market Question,” “What the ‘Friends of the People’ Are and How They Fight the Social- Democrats,” “The Economic Content of Narodism and the Criticism of It in Mr. Struve’s Book”) written by Lenin in 1893–1894, at the outset of his revolutionary activity, during the first years of the struggle to establish a workers’ revolutionary party in Russia.

The War on Women: And the Brave Ones Who Fight Back [EPUB]

The War on Women: And the Brave Ones Who Fight Back [EPUB]
The War on Women: And the Brave Ones Who Fight Back by Sue Lloyd-Roberts
2016 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781471153907 | 19.99MB

In 1973, Sue Lloyd-Roberts joined ITN as a news trainee and went on to be one of the UK's first video-journalists to report from the bleak outposts of the Soviet Union. Travelling as a tourist, she also gained access to some of the world’s most impenetrable places like China, Tibet and Burma. During her 40-year-long career she witnessed the worst atrocities inflicted on women across the world. But in observing first-hand the war on the female race she also documented their incredible determination to fight back.

The War on Women brings to life the inconceivable and dangerous life Sue led. It tells the story of orphan Mary Merritt who, age sixteen, instead of being released from the care of nuns was interned by them in a Magdalen Laundry and forced to work twelve hours a day six days a week, without pay, for over a decade. She gives voice to Maimouna, the woman responsible for taking over her mother’s role as the village female circumciser in The Gambia and provides a platform for the 11-year-old Manemma, who was married off in Jaipur at the age of six. From the gender pay gap in Britain to forced marriage in Kashmir and from rape as a weapon of war to honour killings, Sue has examined humankind’s history and takes us on a journey to analyse the state of women’s lives today. Most importantly she acts as a mouthpiece for the brave ones; the ones who challenge wrongdoing; the ones who show courage no matter how afraid they are; the ones who are combatting violence across the globe; the ones who are fighting back.

Sue sadly died in 2015, shortly after writing this book, today she is widely recognised as one of the most acclaimed television journalists of her generation. This book is the small tribute to the full and incredible life she lived and through it these women’s voices are still being heard.

Fashion, Faith, and Fantasy in the New Physics of the Universe [EPUB]

Fashion, Faith, and Fantasy in the New Physics of the Universe [EPUB]
Fashion, Faith, and Fantasy in the New Physics of the Universe by Roger Penrose
2016 | EPUB | ISBN: 9780691119793 | 17.07MB

What can fashionable ideas, blind faith, or pure fantasy possibly have to do with the scientific quest to understand the universe? Surely, theoretical physicists are immune to mere trends, dogmatic beliefs, or flights of fancy? In fact, acclaimed physicist and bestselling author Roger Penrose argues that researchers working at the extreme frontiers of physics are just as susceptible to these forces as anyone else. In this provocative book, he argues that fashion, faith, and fantasy, while sometimes productive and even essential in physics, may be leading today's researchers astray in three of the field's most important areas―string theory, quantum mechanics, and cosmology.

Arguing that string theory has veered away from physical reality by positing six extra hidden dimensions, Penrose cautions that the fashionable nature of a theory can cloud our judgment of its plausibility. In the case of quantum mechanics, its stunning success in explaining the atomic universe has led to an uncritical faith that it must also apply to reasonably massive objects, and Penrose responds by suggesting possible changes in quantum theory. Turning to cosmology, he argues that most of the current fantastical ideas about the origins of the universe cannot be true, but that an even wilder reality may lie behind them. Finally, Penrose describes how fashion, faith, and fantasy have ironically also shaped his own work, from twistor theory, a possible alternative to string theory that is beginning to acquire a fashionable status, to "conformal cyclic cosmology," an idea so fantastic that it could be called "conformal crazy cosmology."

The result is an important critique of some of the most significant developments in physics today from one of its most eminent figures.

Veganomicon: The Ultimate Vegan Cookbook (10th Anniversary Edition) [EPUB]

Veganomicon: The Ultimate Vegan Cookbook (10th Anniversary Edition) [EPUB]
Veganomicon: The Ultimate Vegan Cookbook (10th Anniversary Edition) by Isa Chandra Moskowitz, Terry Hope Romero
2017 | EPUB | ISBN: 9780738218991 | 204.17MB

Vegan powerhouses Isa Chandra Moskowitz and Terry Romero update their beloved cookbook with 25 new dishes, revisions throughout for more than 250 recipes, stunning color photos, and tips for making your kitchen a vegan paradise.

Who knew vegetables could taste so good? Vegan powerhouses Isa Chandra Moskowitz and Terry Romero bring a brand new edition of this beloved vegan cookbook to celebrate its 10th anniversary. You'll find 25 new dishes and updates throughout for more than 250 recipes (everything from basics to desserts), stunning color photos, and tips for making your kitchen a vegan paradise. All the recipes in Veganomicon have been thoroughly kitchen-tested to ensure user-friendliness and amazing results. Veganomicon also includes meals for all occasions and soy-free, gluten-free, and low-fat options, plus quick recipes that make dinner a snap.

Notoriously Dapper: How to Be a Modern Gentleman with Manners, Style and Body Confidence [EPUB]

Notoriously Dapper: How to Be a Modern Gentleman with Manners, Style and Body Confidence [EPUB]
Notoriously Dapper: How to Be a Modern Gentleman with Manners, Style and Body Confidence by Kelvin Davis
2017 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781633536210 | 8.54MB

Life skills for the modern gentleman

The modern gentleman: Being a true modern gentleman and a genuine class act is increasingly rare. It is also more important now than ever before. What worked for the Rat Pack and the Brat Pack won’t work for you and truth be told, it won’t work for anyone because that is old school. Manliness in the modern era is worth learning about and the dividends will pay off for a lifetime. Not only will you bring joy to all those around you, you’ll be happier, too. Once you master this, you’ll live the good life.

Manliness, life skills, and building self esteem: No one in the world is better suited than Kelvin Davis, (we’re talking really nice suits, too) to provide the ultimate guide to being a modern gentleman. A fresh voice in style, attitude, manners and body confidence or body positive for men, Kelvin is a model and major Instagram influencer who has been featured in Glamour Magazine, Buzzfeed, Cosmopolitan and much more. Davis is also a leading light in the body confidence movement for men, offering empowerment and wisdom that contributes to building self-esteem. In his words, “You can choose to be great; clothing has sizes but style does not.”

Building body confidence: Wedding etiquette and all around This book is a treasury of information covering all the bases from how to date (Hint, pulling up and waiting for her in your car is wrong, you’re not freaking Uber!) to social skills to etiquette for all occasions, even including counsel on improving your character. Whether you are at a weekend wedding with your friends, courting a new lady, being a great colleague at work or becoming a dad, Notoriously Dapper provides practical information and inspiration for the modern gentleman seeking to build body positivity and essential life skills.

You'll learn the life skills every modern gentleman should know, including these secrets to eternal style and class:

  • Tie your own damn tie
  • Be the perfect wedding guest
  • Treat your women right, from ages 8 to 80
  • Get along with pretty much anybody
  • Ask for a woman's hand in marriage
  • First-time fatherhood
  • The art of self-care and body con
  • Modeling good behavior
  • The Bro Code
  • Live, laugh and love your life

Overcoming Bias: Building Authentic Relationships across Differences [EPUB]

Overcoming Bias: Building Authentic Relationships across Differences [EPUB]
Overcoming Bias: Building Authentic Relationships across Differences by Tiffany Jana, Matthew Freeman
2016 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781626567252 | 6.35MB

Control, Conquer, and Prevail!

Everybody's biased. The truth is, we all harbor unconscious assumptions that can get in the way of our good intentions and keep us from building authentic relationships with people different from ourselves. Tiffany Jana and Matthew Freeman use vivid stories and fun (yes, fun!) exercises and activities to help us reflect on our personal experiences and uncover how our hidden biases are formed. By becoming more self-aware, we can control knee-jerk reactions, conquer fears of the unknown, and prevail over closed-mindedness. In the end, Jana and Freeman's central message is that you are not the problem—but you can be the solution.

The Quiet Rise of Introverts: 8 Practices for Living and Loving in a Noisy World [EPUB]

The Quiet Rise of Introverts: 8 Practices for Living and Loving in a Noisy World [EPUB]
The Quiet Rise of Introverts: 8 Practices for Living and Loving in a Noisy World by Brenda Knowles
2017 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781633536418 | 0.88MB

Introverts loving and living

Many introverts in our world: More and more, people are identifying as introverts. Studies show that at least one-third of the people we encounter in our lives are introverts.

Introverts and Relationships: The Quiet Rise of Introverts: 8 Practices for Loving and Living in a Noisy World is a guide to help tenderhearted and introverted individuals grow and nurture their peace, purpose, and relationships.

Many types of introverts: There are many facets to being an introvert and many variations to each type. But as you peel back the layers to all these you quickly learn that introverts make up 50% of the world’s population.

Introverts and sensitivity: Author, speaker and life coach Brenda Knowles presents 8 unique practices to help readers learn that they are not alone or flawed in their sensitivity and introversion. Certified as a Myers-Briggs practitioner, she has been writing and guiding introverts for five years in space2live and has provided training as a family mediator.

Incorporating the 8 Practices into your life yields:

  • A calmer sense of self
  • A deeper understanding of mental and physical self-care
  • An embracing of positive conflict
  • Growth in responsiveness
  • The secret to healing every day