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The Hero
by Lee Child

Language

English

Pages

76

Publication Date

November 26, 2019

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<p><strong>WHAT MAKES A HERO? WHO BETTER TO ANSWER THAT QUESTION THAN LEE CHILD鈥?lt;/strong></p><p><strong>鈥業t鈥檚 Lee Child.聽Why would you聽not聽read it?鈥?Karin Slaughter</strong></p><p><strong>鈥業 don't know another author so聽skilled聽at making me turn the page鈥?<em>The Times</em></strong></p><p><strong>In his first work of nonfiction, the creator of the multimillion-selling Jack Reacher series explores the endurance of heroes from Achilles to Bond, showing us how this age-old myth is a fundamental part of what makes us human. He demonstrates how hero stories continue to shape our world 鈥?arguing that we need them now more than ever.</strong></p><p>From the Stone Age to the Greek Tragedies, from Shakespeare to Robin Hood, we have always had our heroes. The hero is at the centre of formative myths in every culture and persists to this day in world-conquering books, films and TV shows. But why do these characters continue to inspire us, and why are they so central to storytelling?</p><p>Scalpel-sharp on the roots of storytelling and enlightening on the history and science of myth, <em>The Hero</em> is essential reading for anyone trying to write or understand fiction. Child teaches us how these stories still shape our minds and behaviour in an increasingly confusing modern world, and with his trademark concision and wit, demonstrates that however civilised we get, we鈥檒l always need heroes.</p>
Tips For Hello Neighbor
by AnZ Guide

Language

English

Pages

23

Publication Date

January 15, 2018

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Hello Neighbor for is a stealth action game. Its primary mechanic is the advanced artificial intelligence that lets the neighbor remember the players actions to foresee his future moves. Avoiding detection 鈥?essential to complete the game 鈥?thus becomes more complicated the more the player takes a similar path while trying to sneak past the neighbor. Frequently taken routs are quickly armed with traps (that prevent escape), obstacles (such as boards in windows), and alarms (like cameras placed here and there)
Make 'Em Beg To Work For You: 7 Steps to Find, Hire, Manage, Rewa...
by Dr. Angela E Lauria

Language

English

Pages

146

Publication Date

August 23, 2019

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<p><strong>Make 鈥楨m Beg To Work For You: Find, Hire, Manage, Reward, and Release All-star Players to Help Make your Dream a Reality</strong></p><p>If you are like most solopreneurs or small business owners, the desire to make your dreams come true at a bigger level requires a team that can understand your vision and get stuff done. Unfortunately, it can seem impossible, especially with the cultural differences between Gen Xers and Millennials, to ever get people to effectively do what you want.</p><p>This book reveals the reasons why it鈥檚 so hard to build a team and a work culture that get results. In it you will learn:</p><br /><ul><br /><li>Exactly where you can find great employees who know how to take action and get it done</li><br /><li>The magical formula to writing job descriptions that generate just a few high-quality applications from only the best candidates</li><br /><li>How to conduct an interview process to make sure you don鈥檛 ever make an expensive hiring mistake</li><br /><li>The key to saving staff members who aren鈥檛 working out and for navigating the right timing to let go of an employee who isn鈥檛 a fit</li><br /><li>The biggest mistake most employers make with compensation plans which leads to high turn over and low happiness (hint: it isn鈥檛 about paying more)</li><br /></ul><br /><br /><p>An eye-opening revelation about how long-established systems are falling apart at work, this book picks up where classics like <em>Rocket Fuel</em> and <em>Good to Great </em>no longer connect with the realities on the ground of building a team largely of millennials.</p>
The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work: A Practical Guide ...
by , Nan Silver

Language

English

Pages

321

Publication Date

May 05, 2015

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<p><b>With more than a million copies sold worldwide, <i>The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work</i> has revolutionized the way we understand, repair, and strengthen marriages. </b><br /><br />John Gottman's unprecedented study of couples over a period of years has allowed him to observe the habits that can make鈥攁nd break鈥攁 marriage. Here is the culmination of that work: the seven principles that guide couples on a path toward a harmonious and long-lasting relationship. Straightforward yet profound, these principles teach partners new approaches for resolving conflicts, creating new common ground, and achieving greater levels of intimacy. <br /><br />Gottman offers strategies and resources to help couples collaborate more effectively to resolve any problem, whether dealing with issues related to sex, money, religion, work, family, or anything else.<br /><br />Packed with new exercises and the latest research out of the esteemed Gottman Institute, this revised edition of <i>The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work</i> is the definitive guide for anyone who wants their relationship to attain its highest potential.</p>
Reader, Come Home: The Reading Brain in a Digital World
by Maryanne Wolf

Language

English

Pages

277

Publication Date

August 14, 2018

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<p><strong>The author of the acclaimed <em>Proust and the Squid</em> follows up with a lively, ambitious, and deeply informative book that considers the future of the reading brain and our capacity for critical thinking, empathy, and reflection as we become increasingly dependent on digital technologies.</strong><br /></p><p>A decade ago, Maryanne Wolf鈥檚 <em>Proust and the Squid</em> revealed what we know about how the brain learns to read and how reading changes the way we think and feel. Since then, the ways we process written language have changed dramatically with many concerned about both their own changes and that of children. New research on the reading brain chronicles these changes in the brains of children and adults as they learn to read while immersed in a digitally dominated medium.</p><p>Drawing deeply on this research, this book comprises a series of letters Wolf writes to us鈥攈er beloved readers鈥攖o describe her concerns and her hopes about what is happening to the reading brain as it unavoidably changes to adapt to digital mediums. Wolf raises difficult questions, including:</p><ul><li>Will children learn to incorporate the full range of "deep reading" processes that are at the core of the expert reading brain?</li><li>Will the mix of a seemingly infinite set of distractions for children鈥檚 attention and their quick access to immediate, voluminous information alter their ability to think for themselves?</li><li>With information at their fingertips, will the next generation learn to build their own storehouse of knowledge, which could impede the ability to make analogies and draw inferences from what they know?</li><li>Will all these influences, in turn, change the formation in children and the use in adults of "slower" cognitive processes like critical thinking, personal reflection, imagination, and empathy that comprise deep reading and that influence both how we think and how we live our lives?</li><li>Will the chain of digital influences ultimately influence the use of the critical analytical and empathic capacities necessary for a democratic society?</li><li>How can we preserve deep reading processes in future iterations of the reading brain?</li><li>Who are the "good readers" of every epoch?</li></ul><p>Concerns about attention span, critical reasoning, and over-reliance on technology are never just about children鈥擶olf herself has found that, though she is a reading expert, her ability to read deeply has been impacted as she has become, inevitably, increasingly dependent on screens.</p><p>Wolf draws on neuroscience, literature, education, technology, and philosophy and blends historical, literary, and scientific facts with down-to-earth examples and warm anecdotes to illuminate complex ideas that culminate in a proposal for a biliterate reading brain. Provocative and intriguing, <em>Reader, Come Home</em> is a roadmap that provides a cautionary but hopeful perspective on the impact of technology on our brains and our most essential intellectual capacities鈥攁nd what this could mean for our future.</p>
Biohazard: The Chilling True Story of the Largest Covert Biologic...
by , Stephen Handelman

Language

English

Pages

336

Publication Date

March 05, 2014

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Imagine a hot zone in which Ebola is being spliced鈥攗sing the latest techniques of genetic engineering鈥攚ith smallpox, the most infectious disease known to man. Now imagine that cocktail is meant for you.<br />聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽<br />For fifty years, while the world stood in terror of a nuclear war, Russian scientists hidden in heavily guarded secret cities refined and stockpiled a new kind of weapon of mass destruction鈥攁n invisible weapon that would strike in silence and could not be traced. It would leave hundreds of thousands dead in its wake and would continue to spread devastation long after its release. The scientists were bioweaponeers, working to perfect the tools of a biological Armageddon. They called it their Manhattan Project. It was the deadliest and darkest secret of the cold war.<br />聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽<br />What you are about to read has never before been made public. Ken Alibek began his career as a doctor wanting to save lives and ended up running the Soviet biological weapons program鈥攁 secret military empire masquerading as a pharmaceutical company. At its peak, the program employed sixty thousand people at over one hundred facilities. Seven reserve mobilization plants were on permanent standby, ready to produce hundreds of tons of plague, anthrax, smallpox, and Venezuelan equine encephalitis, to name only a few of the toxic agents bred in Soviet labs. Almost every government ministry was implicated, including the Academy of Sciences and the KGB.<br />聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽<br /><i>Biohazard</i> is a terrifying, fast-paced account of tests and leaks, accidents and disasters in the labs, KGB threats and assassinations. The book is full of revelations鈥攅vidence of biowarfare programs in Cuba and India, actual deployments at Stalingrad and in Afghanistan, experiments with mood-altering agents, a contingency plan to attack major American cities, and the true story behind the mysterious anthrax outbreak in Sverdlovsk. But beyond these is a twisted world of lies and mirrors, and the riveting parable of the greatest perversion of science in history.<br />聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽<br />No one knows the actual capabilities of biological weapons better than Dr. Alibek. Many of the scientists who worked with him have been lured away from low-paying Russian labs to rogue regimes and terrorist groups around the world. In our lifetime, we will most likely see a terrorist attack using biological weapons on an American city. <i>Biohazard</i> tells us鈥攊n chilling detail鈥攚hat to expect and what we can do. Not since Arthur Koestler鈥檚 <i>Darkness at Noon</i> has there been such a book鈥攁 report from inside the belly of the beast.<br /><br /><b>Praise for <i>Biohazard</i></b><br /> <b><i>聽</i></b><br /> 鈥淗arrowing . . . richly descriptive . . . [an] absorbing account.鈥?lt;b>鈥?lt;i>The New York Times Book Review</i></b><br /> <i>聽</i><br /> 鈥淩emarkable . . . terrifying revelations . . . [Ken Alibek鈥檚] overall message is ignored at great national peril.鈥?lt;b><i>鈥擭ewsday</i></b><br /> 聽<br /> 鈥淩ead and be amazed.聽.聽.聽. An important and fascinating look into a terrifying world of which we were blissfully unaware.鈥?lt;b>鈥擱obin Cook, author of <i>Contagion</i></b>
Save the Cat! Writes a Novel: The Last Book On Novel Writing You'...
by Jessica Brody

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English

Pages

311

Publication Date

October 09, 2018

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<b><b>The first novel-writing guide from the best-selling Save the Cat! story-structure series, which reveals the 15 essential plot points needed to make any novel a success.</b></b><br /><br />Novelist Jessica Brody presents a comprehensive story-structure guide for novelists that applies the famed Save the Cat! screenwriting methodology to the world of novel writing. Revealing the 15 "beats" (plot points) that comprise a successful story--from the opening image to the finale--this book lays out the Ten Story Genres (Monster in the House; Whydunit; Dude with a Problem) alongside quirky, original insights (Save the Cat; Shard of Glass) to help novelists craft a plot that will captivate--and a novel that will sell.
The Only Skill that Matters: The Proven Methodology to Read Faste...
by Jonathan A. Levi

Language

English

Pages

130

Publication Date

September 03, 2019

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In the next ten years, every knowledge worker on earth will become one of two things: invaluable or obsolete. No matter the industry, the pace of progress and new information is faster today than ever before in human history鈥攁nd it鈥檚 accelerating exponentially.<BR><BR>In this new reality, how can we possibly hope to keep up? How can we learn, unlearn, and relearn fast enough to stay relevant in the world to come?<BR><BR>In <i>The Only Skill That Matters</i>, <B>Jonathan Levi</B> unveils a powerful, neuroscience-based approach to reading faster, remembering more, and learning more effectively. You鈥檒l master the ancient techniques being used by world record holders and competitive memory athletes to unlock the incredible capacity of the human brain. You鈥檒l learn to double or triple your reading speed, enhance your focus, and optimize your cognitive performance. Most importantly, you鈥檒l be empowered to confidently approach any subject鈥攆rom technical skills, to names and faces, to foreign languages, and even speeches鈥攁nd learn it with ease.
The Glass Castle: A Memoir
by Jeannette Walls

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English

Pages

305

Publication Date

December 15, 2006

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<b>Now a major motion picture from Lionsgate starring Brie Larson, Woody Harrelson, and Naomi Watts.</b><br /> <br /> <b>MORE THAN SEVEN YEARS ON <i>THE NEW YORK TIMES</i> BESTSELLER LIST</b><br /> The perennially bestselling, extraordinary, one-of-a-kind, 鈥渘othing short of spectacular鈥?(<i>Entertainment Weekly</i>) memoir from one of the world鈥檚 most gifted storytellers.<br /><br /><i>The Glass Castle </i>is a remarkable memoir of resilience and redemption, and a revelatory look into a family at once deeply dysfunctional and uniquely vibrant. When sober, Jeannette鈥檚 brilliant and charismatic father captured his children鈥檚 imagination, teaching them physics, geology, and how to embrace life fearlessly. But when he drank, he was dishonest and destructive. Her mother was a free spirit who abhorred the idea of domesticity and didn鈥檛 want the responsibility of raising a family.<br /> <br />The Walls children learned to take care of themselves. They fed, clothed, and protected one another, and eventually found their way to New York. Their parents followed them, choosing to be homeless even as their children prospered.<br /> <br /><i>The Glass Castle </i>is truly astonishing鈥攁 memoir permeated by the intense love of a peculiar but loyal family.
Unfreedom of the Press
by Mark R. Levin

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English

Pages

273

Publication Date

May 21, 2019

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<b>From six-time #1 <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author, FOX News star, and radio host Mark R. Levin comes a groundbreaking and enlightening book that shows how the great tradition of the American free press has degenerated into a standardless profession that has squandered the faith and trust of the American public, not through actions of government officials, but through its own abandonment of reportorial integrity and objective journalism.</b><br /><br /><i>Unfreedom of the Press</i> is not just another book about the press. Levin shows how those entrusted with news reporting today are destroying freedom of the press from within: 鈥渘ot government oppression or suppression,鈥?he writes, but self-censorship, group-think, bias by omission, and passing off opinion, propaganda, pseudo-events, and outright lies as news.<br /> <br />With the depth of historical background for which his books are renowned, Levin takes the reader on a journey through the early American patriot press, which proudly promoted the principles set forth in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, followed by the early decades of the Republic during which newspapers around the young country were open and transparent about their fierce allegiance to one political party or the other.<br /> <br />It was only at the start of the Progressive Era and the twentieth century that the supposed 鈥渙bjectivity of the press鈥?first surfaced, leaving us where we are today: with a partisan party-press overwhelmingly aligned with a political ideology but hypocritically engaged in a massive untruth as to its real nature.

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