The Crown of Thorns

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Publisher:New York Review of Books

ISBN:1590175603

Total Pages:104

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Chess Story, also known as The Royal Game, is the Austrian master Stefan Zweig’s final achievement, completed in Brazilian exile and sent off to his American publisher only days before his suicide in 1942. It is the only story in which Zweig looks at Nazism, and he does so with characteristic emphasis on the psychological. Travelers by ship from New York to Buenos Aires find that on board with them is the world champion of chess, an arrogant and unfriendly man. They come together to try their skills against him and are soundly defeated. Then a mysterious passenger steps forward to advise them and their fortunes change. How he came to possess his extraordinary grasp of the game of chess and at what cost lie at the heart of Zweig’s story. This new translation of Chess Story brings out the work’s unusual mixture of high suspense and poignant reflection.

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A Theory of Justice

Author:John RAWLS

Publisher:Harvard University Press

ISBN:0674042603

Total Pages:623

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Though the revised edition of A Theory of Justice, published in 1999, is the definitive statement of Rawls's view, so much of the extensive literature on Rawls's theory refers to the first edition. This reissue makes the first edition once again available for scholars and serious students of Rawls's work.

Arab Women in Algeria

Author:Hubertine Auclert

Publisher:Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN:3110410222

Total Pages:105

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The book presents the first English edition of Hubertine Auclert's Arab Women in Algeria which offers a unique picture of Algerian society in late 19th century. Hubertine Auclert (1848-1914) was one of the foremost militants for women's political rights in France from the mid-1870s. She lived in Algeria from 1888 to 1892, where she investigated the customs and traditions that defined the condition of women. She witnessed both the exploitation of women and that of the colonized people; in doing so, she drew a picture of colonial Algerian society. While women were mistreated by men (sale of prepubescent girls into marriage, forced marriage, repudiation permitted only to men, polygamy), Arab men were mistreated by the colonial administration and excluded from the government of Algeria. She denounced the contradictions and hypocrisy of French justice, which often enforced, for their own interest, the "anomalies" of Muslim law in contradiction with French law. The last chapter of the book comprises of several striking anecdotes that illustrate the author's theoretical views. Jacqueline Grenez Brovender is a freelance translator and a former lecturer in French at Tufts University. Denise Brahimi-Chapuis taught in French and Algerian universities about the relationship between France and the Maghreb and its effect on women.

The Murder of Roger Ackroyd

Author:Agatha Christie

Publisher:Harper Collins

ISBN:0061763403

Total Pages:304

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Voted by the British Crime Writers’ Association as the "Best Crime Novel of all Time" Hercule Poirot comes out of retirement in one of Agatha Christie’s ten favorite novels, The Murder of Rojer Ackroyd. Roger Ackroyd knew too much. He knew that the woman he loved had poisoned her brutal first husband. He suspected also that someone had been blackmailing her. Then, tragically, came the news that she had taken her own life with an apparent drug overdose. However the evening post brought Roger one last fatal scrap of information, but before he could finish reading the letter, he was stabbed to death. Luckily one of Roger’s friends and the newest resident to retire to this normally quiet village takes over—none other than Monsieur Hercule Poirot.

Persuasion

Author:Dave Lakhani

Publisher:John Wiley & Sons

ISBN:9781118040492

Total Pages:256

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Praise for persuasion the art of getting what you want "Dave has exposed the secrets of the most powerful persuaders in the world. This book is a step-by-step guide to changing minds and deeply influencing people in person, in print, on the air, or anyplace else you need to persuade. This book makes persuasion so easy and predictable that it may be the most dangerous persuasion book ever written . . . especially if it ends up in the hands of your competition." —Mike Litman, CEO, Connect To Success, Inc. and coauthor of Conversations with Millionaires "Dave Lakhani tells you everything you've just got to know about persuasion in this book. It is written provocatively, yet clearly. And it is sure to open your mind while enriching your bank account. I highly recommend it. Fasten your seatbelt when you read it. It takes you on a thrilling ride!" —Jay Conrad Levinson, "The Father of Guerrilla Marketing" and author of the Guerrilla Marketing series of books "Dave Lakhani understands persuasion like few do and is able to break the process down so anyone can understand and use it. I highly recommend this book to anyone who hopes to improve their ability to sell, market, advertise, or negotiate." —Chet Holmes, Fortune 500 superstrategist and author of the Mega Marketing, Business Growth Masters, and Guerrilla Marketing Meets Karate Master sales programs "Man, talk about persuasive. Dave convinced me to read and review his book, and I don't even like the guy." —Blaine Parker, author of Million-Dollar Mortgage Radio "Too few books actually put into practice what they promote. Dave Lakhani breaks the mold with this satisfying, powerful read." —John Klymshyn, author of Move the Sale Forward

How to Win Friends and Influence People

Author:Dale Carnegie

Publisher:Sristhi Publishers & Distributors

ISBN:8194790891

Total Pages:272

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Do you feel stuck in life, not knowing how to make it more successful? Do you wish to become more popular? Are you craving to earn more? Do you wish to expand your horizon, earn new clients and win people over with your ideas? How to Win Friends and Influence People is a well-researched and comprehensive guide that will help you through these everyday problems and make success look easier. You can learn to expand your social circle, polish your skill set, find ways to put forward your thoughts more clearly, and build mental strength to counter all hurdles that you may come across on the path to success. Having helped millions of readers from the world over achieve their goals, the clearly listed techniques and principles will be the answers to all your questions.

The Jungle Book

Author:Rudyard Kipling

Publisher:BookRix

ISBN:3736801645

Total Pages:205

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The Jungle Book is a collection of stories by English author Rudyard Kipling. The tales in the book are fables, using animals in an anthropomorphic manner to give moral lessons. The verses of The Law of the Jungle, for example, lay down rules for the safety of individuals, families and communities. Kipling put in them nearly everything he knew or "heard or dreamed about the Indian jungle." Other readers have interpreted the work as allegories of the politics and society of the time. The best-known of them are the three stories revolving around the adventures of an abandoned "man cub" Mowgli who is raised by wolves in the Indian jungle. The most famous of the other stories are probably "Rikki-Tikki-Tavi", the story of a heroic mongoose, and "Toomai of the Elephants", the tale of a young elephant-handler.

Comment séduire amoureusement, plaire irrésistiblement à tous vos interlocuteurs et convaincre

Author:Charles ZINHEK

Publisher:SURPERFORMER

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Total Pages:142

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Durée très limitée : profitez d’un prix exceptionnel de lancement de 0€ ! (Prix normal : 4,99€) Gagner 500€ de plus par mois et décupler votre pouvoir d’attraction sociale, cela vous tente ? Découvrez les perles du développement personnel regroupées dans ce livre… Les individus les plus puissants de la planète ont accès à des savoirs multiples qui augmentent considérablement les probabilités de succès de chaque projet qu’ils entreprennent. Cet ouvrage regroupe et condense un très grand nombre de ces éléments dont la diffusion est généralement limitée aux élites. En effet, il présente, entre autres, une multitude de réflexions et de constatations qui ont été mis en lumière par les cerveaux les plus éclairés et par les personnes qui ont accumulé les niveaux d’excellence les plus pointus dans de nombreux domaines dont la réussite, la gestion d’entretiens et la séduction. L’auteur apporte également beaucoup d’autres éléments tirés de ses propres expériences de vie. Vous apprendrez par exemple à augmenter votre propre valeur, à vous faire apprécier des femmes et des hommes les plus exigeants, et à mener des conversations de manière plus efficace que certains individus qui ont acquis leurs diplômes universitaires dans des écoles de commerce. D’un point de vue plus global, l’auteur met à votre disposition un ensemble de clés destinées à perfectionner ou améliorer significativement vos relations sociales, amoureuses, professionnelles, et votre santé financière. Ce livre constitue à ce titre un réel accélérateur de réussite. Vous le considérerez comme votre placement le plus judicieux car vous bénéficierez d’un retour sur investissement extrêmement rapide. Les pages que vous vous apprêtez à lire contribueront également à ce que votre succès rayonne en direction de votre entourage et les contamine. Vous y trouverez aussi les moyens de constituer dans votre existence un cercle vertueux et d’entretenir durablement sa dynamique positive. En plus de vous aider à mieux maîtriser votre destin, l’un des principaux objectifs de Charles Zinhek, à travers ces écrits, est de vous conduire vers le point culminant de la pyramide de Maslow : votre accomplissement personnel. "Comment séduire amoureusement, plaire irrésistiblement à vous vos interlocuteurs et convaincre" est constitué de trois sections du livre "Comment s'enrichir de 500€ de plus par mois et séduire tous vos interlocuteurs". Ce dernier compte cinq parties au total, il est commercialisé en format broché (papier) et ebook.

Comment s'enrichir de 500€ de plus par mois et réussir vos entretiens

Author:Charles ZINHEK

Publisher:SURPERFORMER

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Total Pages:200

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Durée très limitée : profitez d’un prix exceptionnel de lancement de 0€ ! (Prix normal : 7,49€) Les individus les plus puissants de la planète ont accès à des savoirs multiples qui augmentent considérablement les probabilités de succès de chaque projet qu’ils entreprennent. Cet ouvrage condense un très grand nombre de ces éléments dont la diffusion est généralement limitée aux élites. En effet, il présente, entre autres, une multitude de réflexions et de constatations qui ont été mises en lumière par les cerveaux les plus éclairés et par les personnes qui ont accumulé les niveaux d’excellence les plus pointus dans de nombreux domaines dont la gestion d’entretiens et l’enrichissement financier. L’auteur apporte également d’autres éléments tirés de ses propres expériences de vie. Vous apprendrez par exemple à augmenter votre propre valeur ainsi que le montant global de vos revenus, et à négocier de manière plus efficace que certains individus qui ont acquis leurs diplômes universitaires dans des écoles de commerce. D’un point de vue plus global, Charles ZINHEK met à votre disposition un ensemble de clés destinées à perfectionner ou améliorer significativement vos relations sociales, professionnelles, et votre santé financière. Ce livre constitue à ce titre un réel accélérateur de réussite. Vous le considérerez comme votre placement le plus judicieux car vous bénéficierez d’un retour sur investissement extrêmement rapide. A ce sujet, l’auteur a pris connaissance récemment d’une croyance digne d’intérêt et partagée par plusieurs individus ayant connu de francs succès dans leur vie : après plusieurs années d’activité professionnelle, chaque personne perçoit en général les mêmes revenus que la moyenne des rémunérations de ses cinq amis les plus proches. Considérez ce livre comme l’un de vos meilleurs camarades richissimes qui boostera cette moyenne. CHARLES ZINHEK estime avoir gagné pour l’instant près de cinquante mille euros grâce à l’application de tous ses enseignements. Faites comme lui ! Les pages que vous vous apprêtez à lire contribueront également à ce que votre réussite rayonne en direction de votre entourage et les contamine. Vous y trouverez aussi les moyens de constituer dans votre existence un cercle vertueux et d’entretenir durablement sa dynamique positive. En plus de vous aider à mieux maîtriser votre destin, l’un des principaux objectifs de l’auteur, à travers ces écrits, est de vous conduire vers le point culminant de la pyramide de Maslow : votre accomplissement personnel. "Comment s’enrichir de 500€ de plus par mois et réussir vos entretiens" est constitué de quatre sections du livre "Comment s'enrichir de 500€ de plus par mois et séduire tous vos interlocuteurs". Ce dernier compte cinq parties au total, il est commercialisé en format broché (papier) et ebook.

Dracula

Author:Bram Stoker

Publisher:Random House Books for Young Readers

ISBN:0307771598

Total Pages:96

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Since its publication in 1897, Dracula has enthralled generation after generation of readers with the same spellbinding power with which Count Dracula enthralls his victims. Though Bram Stoker did not invent vampires, and in fact based his character’s life-in-death on extensive research in European folklore, his novel elevated the nocturnal creature to iconic stature, spawning a genre of stories and movies that flourishes to this day. But a century of imitations has done nothing to diminish the power of Stoker’s tale. As his chilling, suave monster stalks his prey from a crumbling castle in the Carpathian Mountains of Transylvania to an insane asylum in England to the bedrooms of his swooning female victims, the drama is infused with a more and more exquisite measure of sensuality and suspense. Dracula is a classic of Gothic horror, an undying wellspring of modern mythology, and an irresistible entertainment.

The 5 Second Rule

Author:Mel Robbins

Publisher:Savio Republic

ISBN:1682612392

Total Pages:240

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Throughout your life, you've had parents, coaches, teachers, friends, and mentors who have pushed you to be better than your excuses and bigger than your fears. What if the secret to having the confidence and courage to enrich your life and work is simply knowing how to push yourself? Using the science habits, riveting stories and surprising facts from some of the most famous moments in history, art and business, Mel Robbins will explain the power of a "push moment." Then, she'll give you one simple tool you can use to become your greatest self. It take just five seconds to use this tool, and every time you do, you'll be in great company. More than 8 million people have watched Mel's TEDx Talk, and executives inside of the world's largest brands are using the tool to increase productivity, collaboration, and engagement. In The 5 Second Rule, you'll discover it takes just five seconds to: Become confident Break the habit of procrastination and self-doubt Beat fear and uncertainty Stop worrying and feel happier Share your ideas with courage The 5 Second Rule is a simple, one-size-fits-all solution for the one problem we all face—we hold ourselves back. The secret isn't knowing what to do—it's knowing how to make yourself do it. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial}

The Crowd: A Study of the Popular Mind

Author:Gustave Le Bon

Publisher:Strelbytskyy Multimedia Publishing

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One of the most influential works of social psychology in history, The Crowd was highly instrumental in creating this field of study by analyzing, in detail, mass behavior. The work is devoted to an account of the characteristics of crowds. The whole of the common characteristics with which heredity endows the individuals of a race constitute the genius of the race. When, however, a certain number of these individuals are gathered together in a crowd for purposes of action, observation proves that, from the mere fact of their being assembled, there result certain new psychological characteristics, which are added to the racial characteristics and differ from them at times to a very considerable degree. Although the volume focuses on crowd psychology, it is also brilliantly instructive on the effects of the generally accepted beliefs of a nation's citizenry on the processes of history. Among the topics covered here are general characteristics and mental unity of the crowd; the crowd's sentiments and morality; its ideas, reasoning power, and imagination; opinions and beliefs of crowds and the means used by leaders to persuade; classification of crowds, including criminal and electrical assemblages, as well as the functioning of criminal juries and parliamentary assemblies.

Pre-Suasion

Author:Robert Cialdini

Publisher:Simon and Schuster

ISBN:1501109812

Total Pages:432

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The acclaimed New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller from Robert Cialdini—“the foremost expert on effective persuasion” (Harvard Business Review)—explains how it’s not necessarily the message itself that changes minds, but the key moment before you deliver that message. What separates effective communicators from truly successful persuaders? With the same rigorous scientific research and accessibility that made his Influence an iconic bestseller, Robert Cialdini explains how to prepare people to be receptive to a message before they experience it. Optimal persuasion is achieved only through optimal pre-suasion. In other words, to change “minds” a pre-suader must also change “states of mind.” Named a “Best Business Books of 2016” by the Financial Times, and “compelling” by The Wall Street Journal, Cialdini’s Pre-Suasion draws on his extensive experience as the most cited social psychologist of our time and explains the techniques a person should implement to become a master persuader. Altering a listener’s attitudes, beliefs, or experiences isn’t necessary, says Cialdini—all that’s required is for a communicator to redirect the audience’s focus of attention before a relevant action. From studies on advertising imagery to treating opiate addiction, from the annual letters of Berkshire Hathaway to the annals of history, Cialdini outlines the specific techniques you can use on online marketing campaigns and even effective wartime propaganda. He illustrates how the artful diversion of attention leads to successful pre-suasion and gets your targeted audience primed and ready to say, “Yes.” His book is “an essential tool for anyone serious about science based business strategies…and is destined to be an instant classic. It belongs on the shelf of anyone in business, from the CEO to the newest salesperson” (Forbes).

The Impostures of Scapin

Author:Molière

Publisher:Good Press

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Total Pages:130

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"The Impostures of Scapin" by Molière (translated by Charles Heron Wall). Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

How to Get What You Want Without Having To Ask

Author:Richard Templar

Publisher:Pearson UK

ISBN:0273751026

Total Pages:224

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In this clever book, bestselling author Richard Templar delivers a collection of principles, tactics and techniques that will make sure things always go your way, without you even having to ask. You’ll discover the secrets of being the kind of person who gets what they want, and the secrets of making it easy for people to say yes to you (sometimes without even realising they are doing it). And for those rare occasions where you really do have to ask, you’ll find priceless advice on exactly what to say and how to say it, so that you’ll definitely never have to ask twice.

Etre la fille de sa mère

Author:Patricia Delahaie

Publisher:Marabout

ISBN:2501070216

Total Pages:288

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· Présence de nombreux témoignages. · Livre déculpabilisant. · Ouvrage s'adressant aussi bien aux hommes qu'aux femmes. Certaines femmes vivent une relation de souffrance avec leur mère. Elles ne se sont jamais senties aimées « vraiment », ni reconnues, ni entendues... Certaines rebelles le formulent crûment mais quantité d'autres n'osent pas se plaindre. Elles ne veulent pas accabler cette mère, cette héroïne que, souvent, elles idéalisent et protègent. Ce livre veut donner raison aux filles et valider leur intuition, leurs sentiments. Il ne s'agit pas de condamner ces mères « insuffisantes » mais de reconnaître qu'elles existent. Il est plutôt question de cerner « ce qui ne va pas chez elles » pour que les « filles douloureuses » sachent qu'elles ne sont pas seules dans ce cas. Et en mettant des mots sur leur souffrance, elles réussissent à l'accepter sans honte ni culpabilité. Dès lors, une autre relation peut commencer, sur de nouvelles bases : ce sera une relation sans colère, sans rejet, sans haine. Une relation apaisée.

La parole est à vous !

Author:Ysabelle Cordeil-Le Millin

Publisher:Dunod

ISBN:2100741950

Total Pages:208

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Cet ouvrage, rédigé sous forme de guide pratique, donne les clés indispensables pour réussir tous types de prise de parole en public. Il est construit autour de deux axes fondamentaux : la forme et le fond. L'auteur propose des méthodes et exercices utilisés par les acteurs et les professionnels de la communication. Elle insiste en particulier sur la gestion du trac et du stress. Une partie complète de l'ouvrage est consacrée à la prise de parole devant les publics étrangers, qui permet d'acquérir les expressions et réflexes oratoires incoutournables, propres à la culture du pays concerné. L'ouvrage s'accompagne de plusieurs vidéos d'entraînement pour travailler notamment l'intonation et le rythme des phrases.

The Fables of La Fontaine

Author:Jean de La Fontaine

Publisher:Prabhat Prakashan

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Total Pages:N.A

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First published in the year 1886, the present book titled 'The Fables of La Fontaine' is a collection of Jean de La Fontaine's stories accompanied by his short bio and a few essays about him.

All Marketers are Liars

Author:Seth Godin

Publisher:Penguin

ISBN:110118454X

Total Pages:240

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The indispensable classic on marketing by the bestselling author of Tribes and Purple Cow. Legendary business writer Seth Godin has three essential questions for every marketer: “What’s your story?” “Will the people who need to hear this story believe it?” “Is it true?” All marketers tell stories. And if they do it right, we believe them. We believe that wine tastes better in a $20 glass than a $1 glass. We believe that an $80,000 Porsche is vastly superior to a $36,000 Volkswagen that’s virtually the same car. We believe that $225 sneakers make our feet feel better—and look cooler—than a $25 brand. And believing it makes it true. As Seth Godin has taught hundreds of thousands of marketers and students around the world, great marketers don’t talk about features or even benefits. Instead, they tell a story—a story we want to believe, whether it’s factual or not. In a world where most people have an infinite number of choices and no time to make them, every organization is a marketer, and all marketing is about telling stories. Marketers succeed when they tell us a story that fits our worldview, a story that we intuitively embrace and then share with our friends. Think of the Dyson vacuum cleaner, or Fiji water, or the iPod. But beware: If your stories are inauthentic, you cross the line from fib to fraud. Marketers fail when they are selfish and scurrilous, when they abuse the tools of their trade and make the world worse. That’s a lesson learned the hard way by telemarketers, cigarette companies, and sleazy politicians. But for the rest of us, it’s time to embrace the power of the story. As Godin writes, “Stories make it easier to understand the world. Stories are the only way we know to spread an idea. Marketers didn’t invent storytelling. They just perfected it.”