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The Stars Beneath Our Feet
David Barclay Moore

It’s Christmas Eve in Harlem, but twelve-year-old Lolly Rachpaul and his mom aren’t celebrating. They’re still reeling from his older brother’s death in a gang-related shooting just a few months earlier. Then Lolly’s mother’s girlfriend brings him a gift that will change everything: two enormous bags filled with Legos. Lolly’s always loved Legos, and he prides himself on following the kit instructions exactly. Now, faced with a pile of building blocks and no instructions, Lolly must find his own way forward.

His path isn’t clear—and the pressure to join a “crew,” as his brother did, is always there. When Lolly and his friend are beaten up and robbed, joining a crew almost seems like the safe choice. But building a fantastical Lego city at the community center provides Lolly with an escape—and an unexpected bridge back to the world.

David Barclay Moore paints a powerful portrait of a boy teetering on the edge—of adolescence, of grief, of violence—and shows how Lolly’s inventive spirit helps him build a life with firm foundations and open doors.

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UVU Journal of National Security
Volume 2, Issue 2

Fall 2018

The UVU Journal of National Security is Utah’s first student-edited academic journal focused on national security issues. It is published twice annually -- in April and December -- and supported by the Center for National Security Studies at UVU. The JNS publishes timely, insightful articles on critical national security matters, including topics relating to foreign affairs, intelligence, homeland security, terrorism, and national defense.

2020467
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The Journal of
Student Leadership
Volume 1 Issue 1

Edited by Katie Schwendiman

The Journal of Student Leadership (JSL), a new publication at UVU, is a peer-reviewed interdisciplinary academic journal that addresses topics on leadership. The JSL is unique in that it is a peer-reviewed journal that accepts work from all levels of academia, from undergraduate to postgraduate, and is operated by a staff of undergraduates and postgraduates. The JSL provides unique community engagement available to leaders of all standing and experience.

The Journal of Student Leadership is a double-blind, peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary, academic journal that addresses ideas, theories, and issues of leadership.

2017033
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The Journal of
Student Leadership
Volume 1 Issue 2

Edited by Katie Schwendiman

The Journal of Student Leadership (JSL), a new publication at UVU, is a peer-reviewed interdisciplinary academic journal that addresses topics on leadership. The JSL is unique in that it is a peer-reviewed journal that accepts work from all levels of academia, from undergraduate to postgraduate, and is operated by a staff of undergraduates and postgraduates. The JSL provides unique community engagement available to leaders of all standing and experience.

The Journal of Student Leadership is a double-blind, peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary, academic journal that addresses ideas, theories, and issues of leadership.

2018518
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Wild Rides and Wildflowers
Scott Abbott

Wild Rides and Wildflowers: Philosophy and Botany with Bikes

Two university professors set out to repeatedly bike the Great Western Trail, observing and writing about its variations with every season. The accounts of their adventures, however, refuse to be limited to flora and fauna. In Wild Rides and Wildflowers, Abbott and Rushforth share their deeply personal explorations of the male psyche, true friendship, biking, and botany.

193722623
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300 Questions LDS
Couples Should Ask
Shannon L. Alder

300 Questions LDS Couples Should Ask for a more Vibrant Marriage

Have a more vibrant, unified marriage with the help of this handy guide. With over 300 questions on topics ranging from intimacy to finances, this book provides a starting point for couples to sit down and talk about what's really important. Discover untold dreams or ways to be better parents as you develop open, honest communication that will last a lifetime.

008829097
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Kara's Party Ideas
Kara Allen

Plan the perfect party! Popular blogger and style maven Kara Allen offers you the inspiration you need to turn your special moments into unforgettable memories. In this full-color guide you'll find a wide variety of party themes to choose from, plus tips and tricks that will wow your family and friends for truly spectacular soirees, no matter what the occasion!
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My Dream of Stars
Anousheh Ansari
Hardcover

My Dream of Stars: From Daughter of Iran to Space Pioneer
By Anousheh Ansari and Homer Hickam

In her heartwarming and empowering memoir, space pioneer Anousheh Ansari tells the story of her childhood in Iran and her family's exodus to America after the Islamic Revolution. After settling down in Texas, Anousheh built a computer technology firm from the ground up, which eventually realized a net worth of $750 million and ultimately allowed her to achieve her childhood dream of spaceflight. In her groundbreaking role as the first-ever female commercial spaceflight participant, her story became politicized and fraught with the prejudices and obstacles she had to overcome as an Iranian woman, culminating in a debate over whether she would be allowed to display both the American and Iranian flags on the sleeve of her spacesuit.

After her return to Earth, Anousheh started The Ansari Foundation, a quickly growing nonprofit which supports social entrepreneurship, and is especially committed to ensuring the freedom of women around the world and supporting female entrepreneurs. Ultimately, this evocative story shows the triumph of a woman who has become a role model to people around the globe struggling to overcome economic and cultural barriers, as well as those dreamers who look upon the stars and wish to soar among them.

023061993
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My Dream of Stars
Anousheh Ansari
Paperback

My Dream of Stars: From Daughter of Iran to Space Pioneer
By Anousheh Ansari and Homer Hickam

In her heartwarming and empowering memoir, space pioneer Anousheh Ansari tells the story of her childhood in Iran and her family's exodus to America after the Islamic Revolution. After settling down in Texas, Anousheh built a computer technology firm from the ground up, which eventually realized a net worth of $750 million and ultimately allowed her to achieve her childhood dream of spaceflight. In her groundbreaking role as the first-ever female commercial spaceflight participant, her story became politicized and fraught with the prejudices and obstacles she had to overcome as an Iranian woman, culminating in a debate over whether she would be allowed to display both the American and Iranian flags on the sleeve of her spacesuit.

After her return to Earth, Anousheh started The Ansari Foundation, a quickly growing nonprofit which supports social entrepreneurship, and is especially committed to ensuring the freedom of women around the world and supporting female entrepreneurs. Ultimately, this evocative story shows the triumph of a woman who has become a role model to people around the globe struggling to overcome economic and cultural barriers, as well as those dreamers who look upon the stars and wish to soar among them.

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Meditations
Marcus Aurelius

One of the world's most famous and influential books, Meditations, by the Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius (A.D. 121 180), incorporates the stoic precepts he used to cope with his life as a warrior and administrator of an empire. Ascending to the imperial throne in A.D. 161, Aurelius found his reign beset by natural disasters and war. In the wake of these challenges, he set down a series of private reflections, outlining a philosophy of commitment to virtue above pleasure and tranquility above happiness

Reflecting the emperor's own noble and self-sacrificing code of conduct, this eloquent and moving work draws and enriches the tradition of Stoicism, which stressed the search for inner peace and ethical certainty in an apparently chaotic world. Serenity was to be achieved by emulating in one's personal conduct the underlying orderliness and lawfulness of nature. And in the face of inevitable pain, loss, and death the suffering at the core of life Aurelius counsels stoic detachment from the things that are beyond one's control and a focus on one's own will and perception.

Presented here in a specially modernized version of the classic George Long translation, this updated and revised edition is easily accessible to contemporary readers. It not only provides a fascinating glimpse into the mind and personality of a highly principled Roman of the second century but also offers today's readers a practical and inspirational guide to the challenges of everyday life.

Dover Classics paperback

048629823
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Weed the People
Bruce Barcott

Weed the People: A Journey Into America’s Legalized Future

The Future of Legal Marijuana in America

The legalization of marijuana is the next great reversal of history. Perhaps the most demonized substance in America, scientifically known as Cannabis sativa, simply a very fast growing herb, thrived underground as the nation's most popular illegal drug. Now the tide has shifted: In 1996 California passed the nation's first medical marijuana law, which allowed patients to grow it and use it with a doctor's permission. By 2010, twenty states and the District of Columbia had adopted medical pot laws. In 2012 Colorado and Washington state passed ballot measures legalizing marijuana for adults age 21 and older.

The magnitude of the change in America's relationship to marijuana can't be measured in only economic or social terms: There are deeper shifts going on here - cultural realignments, social adjustments, and financial adjustments. The place of marijuana in our lives is being rethought, reconsidered, and recalibrated. Four decades after Richard Nixon declared a War on Drugs, that long campaign has reached a point of exhaustion and failure. The era of its winding down has arrived.

Weed the People will take readers a half-step into the future. The issues surrounding the legalization of pot vary from the trivial to the profound. There are new questions of social etiquette: Is one expected to offer a neighborly toke? If so, how? Is it cool to bring cannabis to a Super Bowl party? Yea or nay on the zoning permit for a marijuana shop two doors down from the Safeway? Plus, there are the inevitable conversations between parents and children over exactly what this adult experiment with marijuana means for them.

161893421
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101 Things to Do with Peanut Butter
Pamela Bennett

Peanut butter lovers of the world unite and start thinking outside the jar beyond your childhood favorite, PBJ. Update your palate with not only sweet, but savory recipes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Pamela Bennett grew up in Durham, North Carolina, and graduated from Crofts College and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is the author of Jams & Jellies in Less Than 30 Minutes and Peanut Butter Sweets. She now lives in Provo, Utah.
142363176
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Words Their Way
Donald R. Bear

Words Their Way: Letter and Picture Sorts for Emergent Spellers
Donald R. Bear, Marcia Invernizzi, Francine Johnston, Shane Templeton

We believe that the hands-on word sorting approach to word study is invaluable to you and your students. Broaden your word study understanding and instruction with this expanded word sorting tool for week by week implementation with emergent spellers (ages 1 - 7). This stage-specific companion volume toWords Their Way (R) Word Study for Phonics, Vocabulary, and Spelling Instruction provides a complete curriculum of assessments, reproducible sorts, and detailed directions for the teacher working with students in the emergent stage of spelling. New! This second edition boasts

• Targeted Learners sections that clarify which students will benefit most from the instruction
• An early bank of assessments to help you evaluate your students and pinpoint the most appropriate instruction
• Literature Connections to reinforce concepts being studied

This first volume introduces the idea of sorting through concept sort for students in the emergent stage of spelling development (Pre-K through Grade 1). The word study lesson plan format of demonstrate, sort, check, and reflect is expanded in this stage to include reading aloud and writing activities. The early concept sorting activities are followed with picture sorts that develop phonemic awareness and include activities for rhyming, syllabication, and sound play. Alphabet knowledge and letter recognition are then covered, along with sorts that look at concept of word in print, as well as poems, jingles and short text selections that can be shared with children. Students are then ushered into sorts that introduce beginning consonants with pictures, laying the foundation for the letter-name stage.

013514579
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The Civil War
A Book of Quotations
Bob Blaisdell

"The time for compromise has now passed. The South is determined to maintain her position, and make all who oppose her smell Southern power and feel Southern steel." Jefferson Davis.

"Talk! Talk! Talk! That will never free the slaves. What is needed is action, action!" Abolitionist John Brown. "There is Jackson standing like a stone wall! Let us determine to die here, and we will conquer." Confederate General Barnard E. Bee.

More than 700 provocative declarations in this fascinating book constitute a running narrative by many who lived through or died in the Civil War. The voices of the great and famous, the ordinary and unknown, resound in these pages that bear historic witness to key events before, during, and after the war.

Arranged chronologically and divided into sections on specific topics and events, this well-researched volume puts a human face on history and provides a unique perspective on the Civil War and its times. Of interest to Civil War buffs, students, and teachers of American history, this volume will also serve as a handy aid for speechwriters and public speakers.

Dover Classics paperback

048643413
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It's Critical!
David Booth

It's Critical!: Classroom Strategies for Promoting Critical and Creative Comprehension

All text comes with layers of meaning influenced by the background knowledge and attitudes of readers. This valuable resource examines the power of language and persuasion helps students critically examine and negotiate the underlying meaning in all that they read and see. It asks them to consider the author's purpose, and to appreciate that each text is written from a particular point of view.

155138228
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Literacy Techniques
David Booth

Literacy Techniques: For Building Successful Readers and Writers

This revised handbook is even more useful for elementary teachers who want to explore the best techniques for teaching reading and writing. The second edition of this popular guide has been totally rewritten and offers more than one hundred procedures and activities based on the latest research. In this superb collection of proven strategies, teachers will find old favorites as well as new approaches they will want to try-- from using reading comprehension strategies and the writing process to working with information texts and technology.
This overview of best practices for encouraging literacy helps teachers reflect on their own teaching style as they explore innovative approaches to learning. It contains hundreds of practical ideas to meet the particular needs of every student. Each strategy includes a brief discussion of the issues and then focuses on ready-to-use ideas for any classroom. Some of the topics addressed include:
• joining the literacy club--from conditions for literacy learning and gender issues to supporting literacy growth and using parents as partners;
• structures for literacy learning-- from creating a print environment and guided reading to independent reading and tutoring struggling students;
• reading strategies--from tapping into background knowledge and monitoring comprehension to encouraging oral, written, and visual response;
• writing strategies-- from using notebooks and tricks of the trade to writing in genre and applying the conventions of language;
• organizing a literacy classroom-- from timetabling and involving the library to essential classroom resources in all genres.

155138173
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Poetry Goes to School
David Booth

Poetry Goes to School: From Mother Goose to Shel Silverstein

Learn how to create a "culture of poetry" that demonstrates the power of words and strengthens the language lives of children. Poetry Goes to School is a comprehensive resource for teachers who want to fill their classrooms with poetry. The authors have expanded the territory covered in their previous book, Mother Goose Goes to School. In this rich collection, they have gathered and classified a remarkable collection of poetry and teaching strategies into a meaningful, manageable program.The book is organized around eight inviting units: patterns, word play, nursery rhymes, ceremonies, images, voices, stories, and information.

Each unit contains:
• a description of the genre;
• inviting lessons and tools for using them in classrooms;
• sample poems to motivate language discussion;
• ideas for exploring all forms of poetry with children.

Teachers can select from the wide range of response activities that will involve the children in reading, writing, role-playing and the arts. Assessment techniques for supporting the poetry program complement this inviting resource.

155138161
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Reading Doesn't
Matter Anymore
David Booth

Reading Doesn't Matter Anymore: Shattering the Myths of Literacy

In this timely, wise, and often witty book, eminent educator and author David Booth argues that teachers must redefine reading as an activity that embraces the needs and interests of students. Reading isn't just about Dick and Jane or great literature any more: it's about the Internet, comic books, technical manuals, graphic novels, iPods, and much more.

Booth outlines twelve simple steps to help teachers and parents alike revolutionize the way they view - and encourage - children's reading in all kinds of genres and formats. He argues forcefully that we must: redefine what reading means; include comics, magazines, manuals, along with novels in our reading programs; understand that technology is part of the new literacy; remember that story is the heart of literacy; help students build strong reading muscles; value the reading responses of young people; view writing as literacy; recognize the different ages and stages of individuals; explore how words work; turn printed texts into active learning; focus on literacy in every subject; welcome youngsters into the culture of literacy.

In some very personal reflections, the author reveals the decisive moments in his life that have shaped his approach to reading and learning. Lively anecdotes throughout the book create a highly readable narrative that makes a compelling case for recognizing the unique value of reading...almost anything.

The book concludes with over one-hundred literacy events that celebrate reading not just in school, but the world beyond.

157110492
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What Color Is Your Parachute? 2017
Richard N. Bolles

“What Color Is Your Parachute? 2017: A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers”

The world's most popular job-search book is updated for 2017 to tailor its long-trusted guidance with up-to-the-minute information and advice for today's job-hunters and career-changers.

In today's challenging job-market, the time-tested advice of What Color Is Your Parachute? is needed more than ever. Recent grads facing a tough economic landscape, workers laid off mid-career, and people searching for an inspiring work-life change all look to career guru Richard N. Bolles for support, encouragement, and advice on which job-hunt strategies work--and which don't. This revised and updated edition combines classic elements like the famed Flower Exercise with updated tips on social media and search tactics. Bolles demystifies the entire job-search process, from resumes to interviewing to networking, expertly guiding job-hunters toward their dream job.

039957820
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What Color Is Your Parachute?
… Rethinking Interviews

What Color Is Your Parachute? Guide to Rethinking Interviews: Ace the Interview and Land Your Dream Job
By Richard Bolles

The first interview book from the What Color Is Your Parachute? career guru Richard Bolles.

Interviews instill fear in many a job-hunter, but this empowering guide from legendary career expert Richard N. Bolles reveals that interviews are really just conversations to determine if the work—and workplace—is a great fit for both parties.

For the first time, Bolles combines his decades of experience with the latest studies and job-market research to create an all-in-one guide for the whole interview process, from pre-interview research to elevator pitches, “tell me about yourself” questions, and salary negotiation. This slender handbook provides just the essentials: the three most important things you need to know about interviews, the five questions you must have answers for, and an ingenious summary of how to succeed. With this guide in hand, you’ll walk into interviews with confidence, armed with the means to impress—and hopefully land your dream job.

160774659
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What Color Is Your Parachute?
… Rethinking Resumes

What Color Is Your Parachute? Guide to Rethinking Resumes
by Richard N. Bolles

Write a Winning Resume and Cover Letter and Land Your Dream Interview

Resumes get an average of eight seconds of attention before going in the trash—or getting on the shortlist. That’s just one of the findings reported here, as legendary career expert Richard N. Bolles presents new research about resumes in a guide that summarizes everything job-hunters and career-changers need to know about this essential tool.

This timely resource features the latest research on important resume topics such as key words, soft skills, scanning software, social media, and online posting. Bolles argues that on the basis of what we now know, we need to rethink what a resume is—and how it should be written. He details the words that must be avoided, and the words that must be used, on a resume that wins you interviews.

This slim volume distills a huge amount of information down to its very essence. Armed with tips and shortcuts based on the author’s decades of experience, you can craft a resume and cover letter that will stand out to your dream employers—and increase your chances of getting interviews and landing jobs.

160774657
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What Color Is
Your Parachute? 2014
Richard N. Bolles

What Color Is Your Parachute? 2014: A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers

The world's most popular job-search book is updated for 2014 with up-to-the-minute information and tips for how-to look for work and change careers.

In today's challenging job-market, the long-trusted guidance of What Color Is Your Parachute? is needed more than ever. Published in 22 languages and 26 countries, and with over 10 million copies sold, What Color is Your Parachute? has helped millions discover their unique gifts, skills, and interests and land a job--even in hard times.

This 2014 edition of “[one of] the 100 best and most influential [nonfiction books] written in English since 1923,” according to TIME.com, is refreshed with up-to-the-minute statistics, job-field analyses, and advice on social media and search tactics (including Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Skype, Yelp, and YouTube). However, Parachute’s core message remains intact: WHAT, WHERE, and HOW.

• What do you most love to do?
• Where do you most love to do it?
• How do you find such a job and persuade those employers to hire you?

Career and business guru Richard (“Dick”) N. Bolles, who coined the terms “informational interview” and “transferable skills,” demystifies the entire job-search process, from resumes, interviewing, networking, salary negotiation, career coaches, how to start your own business, and more.

160774362
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The Caterpillar Way
Craig Bouchard

“The Caterpillar Way: Lessons in Leadership, Growth, and Shareholder Value”
by Craig Bouchard and James Koch

In the early 1980s, Caterpillar, Inc. lost one million dollars per day for three consecutive years. Its continuing existence came into question. Today, "CAT" is the world's most profitable manufacturer of construction and mining equipment and large engines. The now legendary global company made numerous well-calculated, though risky decisions for three consecutive decades--in the process scaling to heights unimaginable to even the finest business enterprises. How did they do it? The Caterpillar Way.

The Caterpillar Way provides essential management lessons in powerful behind-the-scenes stories. You'll learn how the Caterpillar leaders responded quickly to changing markets, allocated capital efficiently throughout the firm, and nourished a cultish team spirit that wins. Innovative leaders make game-changing decisions.

If any company is built to last, it's Caterpillar, Inc. With its trademark yellow trucks, cranes, machinery and engines, this home-grown manufacturer has survived more than its share of ups and downs to become the #1 industry leader of construction equipment in the world. The Caterpillar Way reveals, for the first time, the remarkable inside story, written with full access to the way CAT runs its business, from bottom to top.

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The King Years:
Historic Moments…
Taylor Branch

The King Years: Historic Moments in the Civil Rights Movement The essential moments of the Civil Rights Movement are set in historical context by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of the magisterial America in the King Years trilogy—Parting the Waters; Pillar of Fire; and At Canaan’s Edge.

Taylor Branch, author of the Pulitzer Prize–winning America in the King Years trilogy, presents selections from his monumental work that recount the essential moments of the Civil Rights Movement. A masterpiece of storytelling on race and democracy, violence and nonviolence, The King Years delivers riveting tales of everyday heroes whose stories inspire us still. Here is the full sweep of an era that transformed America and continues to offer crucial lessons for today’s world. This vital primer amply fulfills Branch’s dedication: “For students of freedom and teachers of history.”

145167897
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41: A Portrait
of My Father
George W. Bush

George W. Bush, the 43rd President of the United States, has authored a personal biography of his father, George H. W. Bush, the 41st President.

Forty-three men have served as President of the United States. Countless books have been written about them. But never before has a President told the story of his father, another President, through his own eyes and in his own words. A unique and intimate biography, the book covers the entire scope of the elder President Bush’s life and career, including his service in the Pacific during World War II, his pioneering work in the Texas oil business, and his political rise as a Congressman, U.S. Representative to China and the United Nations, CIA Director, Vice President, and President. The book shines new light on both the accomplished statesman and the warm, decent man known best by his family. In addition, George W. Bush discusses his father’s influence on him throughout his own life, from his childhood in West Texas to his early campaign trips with his father, and from his decision to go into politics to his own two-term Presidency.

055344778
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Alexander Hamilton
Ron Chernow

A New York Times Bestseller, and the inspiration for the hit Broadway musical Hamilton!

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Ron Chernow presents a landmark biography of Alexander Hamilton, the Founding Father who galvanized, inspired, scandalized, and shaped the newborn nation.
In the first full-length biography of Alexander Hamilton in decades, Ron Chernow tells the riveting story of a man who overcame all odds to shape, inspire, and scandalize the newborn America. According to historian Joseph Ellis, Alexander Hamilton is "a robust full-length portrait, in my view the best ever written, of the most brilliant, charismatic and dangerous founder of them all."

Few figures in American history have been more hotly debated or more grossly misunderstood than Alexander Hamilton. Chernow's biography gives Hamilton his due and sets the record straight, deftly illustrating that the political and economic greatness of today's America is the result of Hamilton's countless sacrifices to champion ideas that were often wildly disputed during his time. "To repudiate his legacy," Chernow writes, "is, in many ways, to repudiate the modern world." Chernow here recounts Hamilton's turbulent life: an illegitimate, largely self-taught orphan from the Caribbean, he came out of nowhere to take America by storm, rising to become George Washington's aide-de-camp in the Continental Army, coauthoring The Federalist Papers, founding the Bank of New York, leading the Federalist Party, and becoming the first Treasury Secretary of the United States. Historians have long told the story of America's birth as the triumph of Jefferson's democratic ideals over the aristocratic intentions of Hamilton. Chernow presents an entirely different man, whose legendary ambitions were motivated not merely by self-interest but by passionate patriotism and a stubborn will to build the foundations of American prosperity and power. His is a Hamilton far more human than we've encountered before--from his shame about his birth to his fiery aspirations, from his intimate relationships with childhood friends to his titanic feuds with Jefferson, Madison, Adams, Monroe, and Burr, and from his highly public affair with Maria Reynolds to his loving marriage to his loyal wife Eliza. And never before has there been a more vivid account of Hamilton's famous and mysterious death in a duel with Aaron Burr in July of 1804.

Chernow's biography is not just a portrait of Hamilton, but the story of America's birth seen through its most central figure. At a critical time to look back to our roots, Alexander Hamilton will remind readers of the purpose of our institutions and our heritage as Americans.

"Nobody has captured Hamilton better than Chernow" --The New York Times Book Review

014303475
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Behind Our Eyes
A Second Look
Edit by Kate Chamberlin

Behind Our Eyes: A Second Look: The Second Literary Anthology of Stories, Poems and Essays

"Behind Our Eyes: A Second Look" is the second literary anthology by writers with disabilities. The topics range from ridiculously absurd to tragically abusive, from cats and rabbits to guide dogs and even a guiding miniature horse, from medical fiascos to survival tactics, and through pangs of deprivation to heights of success. The vivid tapestry of life these writers weave with their stories, poems, and essays demonstrates what a diverse group of writers they are; yet this tapestry of creative writings showcases how similar they are to each other and to the world. This Behind Our Eyes organization’s anthology takes a second look at the intriguing and insightful pieces of sixty-five writers.

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Fun Date Ideas
M. D. Chuka

Fun Date Ideas: Discover Romantic, Inexpensive and Interesting Date Ideas for First Dates, Anniversaries, Valentines and Much More

In Fun Date Ideas, you will discover 18 fun date ideas that will ensure your next date is unique, inexpensive and above all fun. After taking out that special person in your life using one of the date ideas highlighted in this book, get ready for affectionate stares and a special place in their heart for many days to come plus they'll look forward to spending more time with you. If you're looking for first date ideas, then there's something here for you. If you're looking for anniversary date ideas, then there's something here for you. If you're looking for unique date ideas, there's something here for you. And it doesn't matter if you don't have the cash to spend on something fancy. It doesn't matter if you don't consider yourself romantic.

Whether you're young, old, rich, poor, Harvard educated or not, you will find fun, cheap, romantic, interesting and unique date ideas that will work for your situation. Get your own copy right now!

148127289
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Creating Magic
Lee Cockerell
Hardcover

Creating Magic: 10 Common Sense Leadership Strategies from a Life at Disney

“It’s not the magic that makes it work; it’s the way we work that makes it magic.” The secret for creating “magic” in our careers, our organizations, and our lives is simple: outstanding leadership—the kind that inspires employees, delights customers, and achieves extraordinary business results.

No one knows more about this kind of leadership than Lee Cockerell, the man who ran Walt Disney World Resort operations for over a decade. And in Creating Magic, he shares the leadership principles that not only guided his own journey from a poor farm boy in Oklahoma to the head of operations for a multibillion dollar enterprise, but that also soon came to form the cultural bedrock of the world’s number one vacation destination. But as Lee demonstrates, great leadership isn’t about mastering impossibly complex management theories. We can all become outstanding leaders by following the ten practical, common sense strategies outlined in this remarkable book. As straightforward as they are profound, these leadership lessons include:

• Everyone is important
• Make your people your brand
• Burn the free fuel: appreciation, recognition, and encouragement
• Give people a purpose, not just a job

Combining surprising business wisdom with insightful and entertaining stories from Lee’s four decades on the front lines of some of the world’s best-run companies, Creating Magic shows all of us – from small business owners to managers at every level – how to become better leaders by infusing quality, character, courage, enthusiasm, and integrity into our workplace and into our lives.

038552386
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Family Math Night
Jennifer Taylor Cox

Family Math Night: Math Standards in Action

Why should your school have a Family Math Night?
• Help students learn essential math concepts
• Give parents a chance to serve as models of motivation, persistence and competence
• Promote math success in a supportive setting

With its step-by-step directions and suggestions for both teachers and parents, this book takes the worry out of planning and conducting a Family Math Night at your school.

How does Family Math Night work?
• Invite parents to accompany their children to school for an evening event.
• Arrange a series of tables ("stations") in a large room or in several classrooms.
• As shown in this book, prepare materials -- easy-to-find and inexpensive -- and set up an activity at each station.
• Parents and students visit some or all stations and engage in the activities together.
• Teachers encourage participation, offer assistance, and promote "math talk."

This book contains 40 engaging and inspiring activities, organized by grade level, along with:

For the teacher
• list of materials
• helpful hints
• connections to math standards

For the parent and student • description of activity and directions
• questions parents can ask
• challenges

The activities in this book align with the NCTM content and process standards for pre-kindergarten through grade 5.

193055699
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The 7 Habits of
Highly Effective People
Stephen Covey

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change was a groundbreaker when it was first published in 1990, and it continues to be a business bestseller with more than 10 million copies sold. Stephen Covey, an internationally respected leadership authority, realizes that true success encompasses a balance of personal and professional effectiveness, so this book is a manual for performing better in both arenas. His anecdotes are as frequently from family situations as from business challenges. Before you can adopt the seven habits, you'll need to accomplish what Covey calls a "paradigm shift"--a change in perception and interpretation of how the world works. Covey takes you through this change, which affects how you perceive and act regarding productivity, time management, positive thinking, developing your "proactive muscles" (acting with initiative rather than reacting), and much more. This isn't a quick-tips-start-tomorrow kind of book. The concepts are sometimes intricate, and you'll want to study this book, not skim it. When you finish, you'll probably have Post-it notes or hand-written annotations in every chapter, and you'll feel like you've taken a powerful seminar by Covey. –Joan Price
145163961
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On the Origin
of Species
Charles Darwin

On the Origin of Species: By Means of Natural Selection

"The "Origin" is one of the most important books ever published, and a knowledge of it should be a part of the intellectual equipment of every educated person. . . The book will endure in future ages so long as a knowledge of science persists among mankind." "Nature"

It took Charles Darwin more than twenty years to publish this book, in part because he realized that it would ignite a firestorm of controversy. "On" "the Origin of Species" first appeared in 1859, and it remains a continuing source of conflict to this day. Even among those who reject its ideas, however, the work's impact is undeniable. In science, philosophy, and theology, this is a book that changed the world.

In addition to its status as the focus of a dramatic turning point in scientific thought, "On the Origin of Species" stands as a remarkably readable study. Carefully reasoned and well-documented in its arguments, the work offers coherent views of natural selection, adaptation, the struggle for existence, survival of the fittest, and other concepts that form the foundation of modern evolutionary theory. This volume is a reprint of the critically acclaimed first edition.

Dover Classics paperback

048645006
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The First Six
Weeks of School
Paula Denton

Learn how to structure the first six weeks of school to lay the groundwork for a productive year of learning. Discover how taking the time to build a solid foundation in the early weeks of school can pay off all year long in increased student motivation, cooperation, responsibility, and self-control.

This comprehensive guidebook for K-6 teachers features:

• Daily plans for the first three weeks and commentary about these plans at three grade levels: primary (K-2), middle (3-4), and upper(5-6)
• Detailed guidelines for:
Building community
Creating rules and teaching routines
Introducing engaging curriculum
Fostering autonomy
Integrating social and academic learning
Establishing high expectations for learning and behavior
• An extensive collection of games, activities, greetings, songs, read-alouds, and resources especially useful during the early weeks of school.

189298904
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The Full Monte
Paul Dishman

The Full Monte: A Fulbright Scholar's Humorous and Heart-Warming Experience in Montenegro

The U.S. State Department's prestigious Fulbright Scholar Program places American professors in other countries for an extended period to teach and experience other cultures. Never has anyone enjoyed it more or provided such an entertaining insight into the program. Paul Dishman provides a revealing view into Montenegro, the tiny former Communist country struggling to join the world stage. The experience turns into a personal journey as he travels to the land of his grandfather and discovers his own surprising heritage. It is part travelogue, part history, part heartwarming personal journey, and all delightfully droll.

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Narrative of the Life of
Frederick Douglass

Former slave, impassioned abolitionist, brilliant writer, newspaper editor, and eloquent orator whose speeches fired the abolitionist cause, Fredrick Douglass (1818-1895) led an astounding life. Physical abuse, deprivation and tragedy plagued his early years, yet through sheer force of character her was able to overcome these obstacles to become a leading spokesman for his people. In this, the first and most frequently read of his three autobiographies, Douglass provides graphic descriptions of his childhood and horrifying experiences as a slave as well as harrowing record of this dramatic escape to the North and eventual freedom.

Published in 1845 to quell doubts about his origins - since few slaves of that period could write - the Narrative is admired today for its extraordinary passion, sensitive and vivid descriptions and storytelling power. It belongs in the library of anyone interested in African-American history and the life of the country's most courageous and influential champions of civil rights. Reprint of Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave, The Anti-Slavery Office, Boston, 1845.

Dover Classics paperback

048628499
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Nonfiction Mentor Texts
Lynne R. Dorfman

Nonfiction Mentor Texts: Teaching Informational Writing Through Children's Literature, K-8

In their first book, Mentor Texts, Lynne Dorfman and Rose Cappelli demonstrated how teachers can use children's literature to guide and inspire student writers of narrative fiction and poetry. Now, they have turned their focus to nonfiction, identifying a wide range of mentor texts and showing how these models illustrate the key features of good writing.

Lynne and Rose guide teachers through a variety of projects, samples, and classroom anecdotes that demonstrate how teachers can help students become more effective writers of good nonfiction. The Your Turn lessons at the end of each chapter use the gradual release of responsibility model to guide and empower student writers. Teachers will find especially helpful the information on how to select appropriate mentor texts from among the sometimes-overwhelming offerings of children's literature. Each Your Turn lesson encourages reflection and motivates students to think about what they've learned, the purpose of learning and practicing a skill or strategy, and how they might use this technique in the future. Additionally, An Author's Voice provides encouragement and advice from published authors of children's nonfiction.

One of the most valuable features of Nonfiction Mentor Texts is the treasure chest of books organized according to chapter. This list includes every title mentioned in the book, as well as a host of other titles that teachers can use to help students learn about quality nonfiction writing--building content, organizing text, developing voice, enhancing style, using punctuation effectively--and from which students can draw topic ideas. Lynne and Rose have either read or used all of the featured books in their classrooms and have selected titles that meet the needs of students at varying levels. Teachers will be able to find the just-right book for each student.

157110496
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Einstein's Essays
in Science
Albert Einstein

His name is synonymous with "genius," but these essays by the renowned physicist and scholar are accessible to any reader. In addition to outlining the core of relativity theory in everyday language, Albert Einstein presents fascinating discussions of other scientific fields to which he made significant contributions. The Nobel Laureate also profiles some of history's most influential physicists, upon whose studies his own work was based.

Assembled during Einstein's lifetime from his speeches and essays, this book marks the first presentation to the wider world of the scientist's accomplishments in the field of abstract physics. Along with relativity theory, these articles examine the methods of theoretical physics, principles of research, and the concept of scientific truth. Einstein's speeches to audiences at Columbia University and the Prussian Academy of Science appear here, along with his insightful observations on such giants of science as Johannes Kepler, Sir Isaac Newton, James Clerk Maxwell, Niels Bohr, Max Planck, and others.

Dover Classics paperback

048647011
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Working Together
Michael D. Eisner

In Working Together, a fascinating and invaluable look at why great partnerships succeed, former Disney CEO Michael Eisner discusses how professional partnerships have contributed to his success. In addition, Eisner tells the stories of nine other highly successful business collaborations, including Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger, Valentino and Giancarlo Giammetti, Bill and Melinda Gates, Joe Torre and Don Zimmer, and Brian Grazer and Ron Howard.
006173236
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Self-Reliance
& Other Essays
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Essayist, poet, and philosopher, Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 1882) propounded a transcendental idealism emphasizing self-reliance, self-culture, and individual expression. The six essays and one address included in this volume, selected from "Essays, First Series" (1841) and "Essays, Second Series" (1844), offer a representative sampling of his views outlining that moral idealism as well as a hint of the later skepticism that colored his thought. In addition to the celebrated title essay, the others included here are "History," "Friendship," "The Over-Soul," "The Poet," and "Experience," plus the well-known and frequently read Harvard Divinity School Address.

Dover Classics paperback

048627790
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Crimes of Humanity
Lynn D. Fausett

Crimes of Humanity is a narrative that takes place during a temporary lull in Liberia's civil war 1998-99. It reads like an action/adventure novel, but is a memoir. Backdrop to the characters are the thick jungles and broad rivers of remote regions along the border Liberia shares with Sierra Leone-home to acclaimed blood diamond fields. The story evolves around Lynn Fausett, who accepts a job offer from the president of an international mining firm who happens to be his neighbor in the US. He's assured the war is over and the fighting concluded. Fausett seizes the opportunity as a time and place to reconcile his thoughts regarding his divorce, as well as see Africa for the first time. But unbeknowst to the world at large, Charles Taylor "Butcher of Monrovia," warlord president of Liberia, has covertly carried the war to the diamond fields. There the fighting continues, and people destitute and foundering in the wake of loss and decades of war, make up the employee roster. Fausett is forced to question his own values as well as those of the company he works for in view of such poverty. He debates the ethics of the rich taking from the poor and determines to undertake his own private humanitarian mission through his position with the company. But his efforts are short-lived as fighting reignites and Liberia descends back into all-out warfare and chaos.


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Everyone Is African
Daniel J. Fairbanks

Everyone Is African: How Science Explodes the Myth of Race

What does science say about race? In this book a distinguished research geneticist presents abundant evidence showing that traditional notions about distinct racial differences have little scientific foundation. In short, racism is not just morally wrong; it has no basis in fact.

The author lucidly describes in detail the factors that have led to the current scientific consensus about race. Both geneticists and anthropologists now generally agree that the human species originated in sub-Saharan Africa and darkly pigmented skin was the ancestral state of humanity. Moreover, worldwide human diversity is so complex that discrete races cannot be genetically defined. And for individuals, ancestry is more scientifically meaningful than race.

Separate chapters are devoted to controversial topics: skin color and the scientific reasons for the differences; why ancestry is more important to individual health than race; intelligence and human diversity; and evolutionary perspectives on the persistence of racism.

This is an enlightening book that goes a long way toward dispelling the irrational notions at the heart of racism.

163388018
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Getting the Best Out of College
Peter Feaver

Insider Advice for Success from a Professor, a Dean and a Recent Grad.

Peter Feaver, Sue Wasiolek, Anne Crossman

An insider's guide that shows ambitious students how to optimize their college career, completely revised and updated for today's academic landscape.

I WISH I'D KNOWN THAT IN COLLEGE
Your time as an undergrad has the potential to be incredibly fun, rewarding, and life changing in ways you may not yet even imagine-that is, if you play your cards right and take full advantage of what your university has to offer. Sadly, very few students ever learn the secret handshake of how to make the most of their college years. Until now.
For undergrads (and parents) hoping their tuition will pay off, GETTING THE BEST OUT OF COLLEGE is a must-read. Distilling more than fifty years of experience from some of the leading minds at top tier institutions, GETTING THE BEST OUT OF COLLEGE reveals insider advice that makes the hefty price tag worth it: how to impress professors, live with a roommate, pick the best courses (and do well in them), design a meaningful transcript, earn remarkable internships, prepare for a successful career after graduation, and much more.
This new edition also includes feedback from students who put GETTING THE BEST OUT OF COLLEGE to the test, as well as new chapters on what to do when college "just isn't working" and unique opportunities with international students and study abroad. With a new forward by Duke University's Coach K, GETTING THE BEST OUT OF COLLEGE gives invaluable advice that enables students (and their parents!) to make the most of their college years.

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On Dreams
Sigmund Freud

Among the first of Sigmund Freud's many contributions to psychology and psychoanalysis was "The Interpretation of Dreams," published in 1900, and considered his greatest work even by Freud himself. Aware, however, that it was a long and difficult book, he resolved to compile a more concise and accessible version of his ideas on the interpretation of dreams. That shorter work is reprinted here. Since its publication, generations of readers and students have turned to this volume for an authoritative and coherent account of Freud's theory of dreams as distorted wish fulfillment.

After contrasting the scientific and popular views of dreams, Freud illustrates the ways in which dreams can be shown to have been influenced by the activities or thoughts of the preceding day. He considers the effect on dreams of such mental mechanisms as condensation, dramatization, displacement, and regard for intelligibility. In addition, the author offers perceptive insights into repression, the three classes of dreams, and censorship within the dream.

Students and psychologists will welcome this inexpensive edition of an always-relevant work by the father of modern psychoanalysis. This volume will also appeal to anyone interested in dreams of the workings of the unconscious mind.

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048641595
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The Autobiography
of Benjamin Franklin

Blessed with enormous talents and the energy and ambition to go with them, Franklin was a statesman, author, inventor, printer, and scientist. He helped draft the Declaration of Independence and later was involved in negotiating the peace treaty with Britain that ended the Revolutionary War. He also invented bifocals, a stove that is still manufactured, a water-harmonica, and the lightning rod.

Franklin's extraordinary range of interests and accomplishments are brilliantly recorded in his "Autobiography, " considered one of the classics of the genre. Covering his life up to his prewar stay in London as representative of the Pennsylvania Assembly, this charming self-portrait recalls Franklin's boyhood, his determination to achieve high moral standards, his work as a printer, experiments with electricity, political career, experiences during the French and Indian War, and more. Related in an honest, open, unaffected style, this highly readable account offers a wonderfully intimate glimpse of the Founding Father sometimes called "the wisest American."

Dover Classics paperback

048629073
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What Every Elementary Teacher
Charles Fuhrken

What Every Elementary Teacher Needs to Know About Reading Tests: (From Someone Who Has Written Them)

The content of tests can be puzzling to students and teachers alike. While a state test purports to measure the curriculum, often the curriculum standards seem mysterious as well—written in code or so general in meaning that it seems impossible for teachers to know if their instruction will adequately prepare their students.
—Charles Fuhrken

When he was a student struggling to concentrate on dreadfully boring passages of standardized reading tests, Charles Fuhrken remembers thinking to himself, “Who writes this stuff?” He had no idea that one day it would be him.

Fuhrken has spent years working as a writer for several major testing companies, and he believes that what he’s learned about testing could be very useful—even liberating—for teachers interested in teaching effective reading strategies as well as preparing students for reading tests. In What Every Elementary Teacher Needs to Know About Reading Tests, Charles takes the mystery out of reading tests. He explains how reading tests are created, how standards are interpreted and assessed, and how students can apply their knowledge of reading to standardized tests.

What Every Elementary Teacher Needs to Know About Reading Tests sets the record straight about the myths and realities of tests and offers extensive, practical strategies that help students perform well on test day. This ready to use, easy to understand resource provides a wealth of information about reading tests, including high-quality preparation materials; samples of the most frequently assessed reading standards; and more than thirty engaging, core-reading activities.

Tests require a special kind of savvy, a kind of critical thinking and knowledge-application that is not always a part of classroom reading experiences. That’s why teachers need to provide students with sound, specific information about reading tests. Only then can students feel prepared and confident on test day.

157110764
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Best Practices in
Literacy Instruction
Linda Gambrell

This indispensable classroom resource and course text has inspired thousands of teachers to help their students become better readers and writers. The fifth edition addresses evidence-based best practices in the light of emerging research and national policy, actively tying classroom-based research, innovation, and instruction to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Practical suggestions and case studies empower PreK-8 teachers to support the needs of all their students while meeting Common Core goals. Each chapter includes concrete examples, Engagement Activities, and resources for further learning.

New to This Edition:
• Connects best practices with the requirements of the CCSS.
• Incorporates the latest research findings and instructional practices.
• Chapters on comprehending informational text, dual language learners, and new literacies.
• Expanded topics include motivation, close reading, and text complexity.

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Readicide
Kelly Gallagher

Readicide: How Schools Are Killing Reading and What You Can Do About It

Read-i-ciade n: The systematic killing of the love of reading, often exacerbated by the inane, mind-numbing practices found in schools.

Reading is dying in our schools. Educators are familiar with many of the factors that have contributed to the decline--poverty, second-language issues, and the ever-expanding choices of electronic entertainment. In this provocative new book, Kelly Gallagher suggests, however, that it is time to recognize a new and significant contributor to the death of reading: our schools. In Readicide, Kelly argues that American schools are actively (though unwittingly) furthering the decline of reading. Specifically, he contends that the standard instructional practices used in most schools are killing reading by: - valuing the development of test-takers over the development of lifelong readers; - mandating breadth over depth in instruction; - requiring students to read difficult texts without proper instructional support; - insisting that students focus solely on academic texts; - drowning great books with sticky notes, double-entry journals, and marginalia; - ignoring the importance of developing recreational reading; and - losing sight of authentic instruction in the shadow of political pressures. Kelly doesn't settle for only identifying the problems. Readicide provides teachers, literacy coaches, and administrators with specific steps to reverse the downward spiral in reading--steps that will help prevent the loss of another generation of readers.

157110780
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Outliers
Malcolm Gladwell
Espanol

Outliers (Fueras de Serie): Por Que Unas Personas Tienen Exito y Otras No

Que diferencia a quienes hacen algo especial en la vida de quienes no lo hacen? Fueras de serie explora las curiosas historias de los grandes jugadores de futbol; bucea en la peculiar infancia de Bill Gates; busca que convirtio a los Beatles en el mejor grupo de rock; y se pregunta que distingue a los pilotos que estrellan aviones de los que no. A traves de su viaje por el mundo de los ''fueras de serie'', los mejores, los mas brillantes y famosos, nos convence de que nuestro modo de pensar en el exito es erroneo. Prestamos demasiada atencion al aspecto de estas personas, y muy poca al lugar de donde vienen, es decir, a su cultura, su familia, su generacion y a las singularidades de su educacion. Brillante y entretenido, Fueras de serie es toda una referencia que al mismo tiempo iluminara y hara disfrutar.

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Leadership:
In Turbulent Times
Doris Kearns Goodwin

“After five decades of magisterial output, Doris Kearns Goodwin leads the league of presidential historians. Insight is her imprint.”—USA TODAY

“A book like Leadership should help us raise our expectations of our national leaders, our country and ourselves.”—The Washington Post

“We can only hope that a few of Goodwin’s many readers will find in her subjects’ examples a margin of inspiration and a resolve to steer the country to a better place.”—The New York Times Book Review

In this culmination of five decades of acclaimed studies in presidential history, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Doris Kearns Goodwin offers an illuminating exploration of the early development, growth, and exercise of leadership.

Are leaders born or made? Where does ambition come from? How does adversity affect the growth of leadership? Does the leader make the times or do the times make the leader?

In Leadership, Goodwin draws upon the four presidents she has studied most closely—Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Lyndon B. Johnson (in civil rights)—to show how they recognized leadership qualities within themselves and were recognized as leaders by others. By looking back to their first entries into public life, we encounter them at a time when their paths were filled with confusion, fear, and hope.

Leadership tells the story of how they all collided with dramatic reversals that disrupted their lives and threatened to shatter forever their ambitions. Nonetheless, they all emerged fitted to confront the contours and dilemmas of their times.

No common pattern describes the trajectory of leadership. Although set apart in background, abilities, and temperament, these men shared a fierce ambition and a deep-seated resilience that enabled them to surmount uncommon hardships. At their best, all four were guided by a sense of moral purpose. At moments of great challenge, they were able to summon their talents to enlarge the opportunities and lives of others.

This seminal work provides an accessible and essential road map for aspiring and established leaders in every field. In today’s polarized world, these stories of authentic leadership in times of apprehension and fracture take on a singular urgency.

147679592
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Ripples Of Hope
Josh Gottheimer

Ripples Of Hope: Great American Civil Rights Speeches

The only single source for civil rights speeches, spanning all of American history and representing the African-American, Asian-American, gay, Hispanic-American, and women's movements

046502753
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