The Crown of Thorns

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Publisher:AMACOM

ISBN:0814420230

Total Pages:288

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How to Land a Top-Paying Federal Job is the ultimate guide to securing a government job, internship, or fellowship. Written by a successful career coach who has climbed the federal career ladder herself and served as a hiring manager, the book steers applicants through every stage of their job searches-from finding unadvertised openings and getting interviews to sealing enviable deals and even get ting promoted. Drawing on interviews with more than 100 federal hiring managers, the book reveals the secrets to impressing these gatekeepers online, on paper, and in person-information that is available nowhere else. The updated second edition includes more get-ahead tips; new templates for writing winning applications; expanded directories for internships, fast-track management training programs and fellowships; and the latest helpful websites. Complete with a companion CD filled with sample r'sum's, checklists, and templates, this indispensable book gives readers the inside scoop on landing some of the nation's most secure, well-paying, and rewarding jobs-in all 50 states and abroad!

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202 High Paying Jobs You Can Land Without a College Degree

Author:Jason R. Rich

Publisher:Entrepreneur Press

ISBN:1613081227

Total Pages:321

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THE FIRST STEP TO A DYNAMIC CAREER You have something in common with Bill Gates, Michael Dell and Ted Turner: None of them graduated from college. If they can make it, you can, too! Don’t settle for a minimum-wage job just because you’re not a college graduate. Try one of these 202 high-paying options. They’re more than jobs—they’re careers. This book helps you: • Define your interests and skills, and figure out what job is perfect for you • Impress recruiters by perfecting resumes, cover letters, applications and interview skills • Choose from 202 opportunities that lead to high income and long-term financial stability • Get the inside scoop on salary ranges, career paths, working conditions and job responsibilities for each opportunity Avoid dead-end jobs. Find the career that’s right for you, and start your new life today!

The Devil's Litter

Author:john Wayne Falbey

Publisher:The Falbey Group, LLC

ISBN:0998611743

Total Pages:351

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A quantum leap in human evolution is a good thing, right …? Or is it? Meet the most fascinating and unforgettable characters in modern fiction. America’s top-secret military and intelligence agencies discover a small group of unique individuals. They mold them into the deadliest, most formidable black ops unit in history. Nicknamed the Sleeping Dogs, their objective is to hunt and kill America’s most dangerous enemies. Their training is so challenging they barely survive it; their missions are extraordinarily dangerous. Imagine their reaction when the government that created them betrays them. Award-winning, internationally best-selling author John Wayne Falbey has crafted another thriller that’s perfect for fans of Vince Flynn, David Baldacci, and Daniel Silva. If international espionage and geopolitical intrigue fascinates you, this book will capture and hold your interest from the beginning. And the best news is it’s a prequel to the existing thrillers in the Sleeping Dogs series.

How to Get a Job in the Music Industry

Author:Keith Hatschek,Breanne Beseda

Publisher:Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN:1495013235

Total Pages:320

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(Berklee Press). If you dream about a career in the music industry, this book is for you. These practical strategies will help you to prepare for and land your dream job in the music business. Thousands of readers have used this book to educate and empower themselves and jumpstart successful music industry careers. You can, too! The third edition includes a new career tool kit and social media strategy. Inside you'll find: details on booming job prospects in digital music distribution and music licensing; interviews with nine music industry professionals under 35 who discuss how they got their starts, plus what skills today's leading job candidates must possess; a resource directory of industry related job websites as well as U.S. and Canadian trade associations; step-by-step guidance for developing a first rate resume and acing your interviews; workshops to help you assess and develop your own personalized career tool kit; strategies for industry networking, finding a mentor, and how to effectively use social media.

How to Land

Author:Ann Cooper Albright

Publisher:Oxford University Press

ISBN:0190873698

Total Pages:304

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How to Land: Finding Ground in an Unstable World foregrounds the importance of embodiment as a means of surviving the disorientation of our twenty-first century world. Linking somatics and politics, author Ann Cooper Albright argues that a renewed attention to gravity as both a metaphoric sensibility and a physical experience can help transform moments of personal disorientation into an opportunity to reflect on the important relationship between individual resiliency and communal responsibility. Long one of the nation's preeminent thinkers in dance studies, Albright asks how contemporary bodies are affected by repeated images of falling bodies, bombed-out buildings, and displaced peoples, as well as recurring evocations of global economies and governments in discursive free fall or dissolution. What kind of fear gets lodged in connective tissue when there is an underlying anxiety that certain aspects of our world are in danger of falling apart? To answer this question, she draws on analyses of perception from cognitive studies, tracing the discussions of meaning, body and language through the work of Sara Ahmed, Jean-Luc Nancy, and Shaun Gallagher, among others. In addition, she follows the past decade of debate in contemporary media concerning the implications of the weightless and two-dimensional social media exchanges on structures of attention and learning, as well as their effect on the personal growth and socialization of a generation of young adults. Each chapter interweaves discussions of movement actions with their cultural implications, documenting specific bodily experiences and then tracing their ideological ripples out through the world.

Business Model Validation: What Makes Business Models Work?

Author:David Wanetick

Publisher:Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN:1483426920

Total Pages:N.A

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Over twenty years of high-level analytical experience—including hundreds of CEO interviews—are unleashed on the pages of Business Model Validation. Hundreds of valuable insights—regarding industries as diverse as textbook publishers to online pornography purveyors and from cement producers to death care operators—were selected to enable readers to maximize their returns-on-investment. David Wanetick reveals his groundbreaking analysis into emerging business models such as those of on-demand taxis, home sharing, Bitcoin, music streaming, drones, crowdfunding, marijuana dispensaries, electronic cigarettes, flash sales operators, freemium businesses, electric vehicles, massive open online course operators (MOOCs), cloud storage and 3-D printers.

Texas, Cotton, And The New Deal

Author:Keith Joseph Volanto

Publisher:Texas A&M University Press

ISBN:9781585444021

Total Pages:194

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Cotton growing-Government policy-Texas-Historly 2. Cotton trade-government policy-Texas-History. 3. New Deal1933-1939-Texas. 4. United States.

Media Law and Ethics

Author:Roy L. Moore,Michael D. Murray,Kyu Ho Youm

Publisher:Routledge

ISBN:1000439836

Total Pages:524

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This comprehensive textbook provides a thoughtful introduction to both the legal and ethical considerations relevant to students pursuing careers in communication and media. The fully revised, sixth edition continues to integrate fundamental legal and ethical principles with cases and examples from both landmark moments and recent history. It expands upon the previous edition's exploration of international and non-U.S. law, introduces a new chapter on digital and social media, and incorporates discussion of new technologies and media throughout its coverage of core topics such as privacy, intellectual property, defamation and commercial speech. Coverage of recent court cases and congressional hearings brings readers up to date on the evolving discussion surrounding Facebook, Twitter and today’s other major online players. This hybrid textbook is ideal for undergraduate and graduate courses in media and communication that combine law and ethics. Online resources including chapter PowerPoint slides, study guides and sample teaching materials are available at www.routledge.com/cw/moore

The Green and the Black

Author:Gary Sernovitz

Publisher:St. Martin\'s Press

ISBN:1466892579

Total Pages:256

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Gary Sernovitz leads a double life. A typical New York liberal, he is also an oilman - a fact his left-leaning friends let slide until the word "fracking" entered popular parlance. "How can you frack?" they suddenly demanded, aghast. But for Sernovitz, the real question is, "What happens if we don't?" Fracking has become a four-letter word to environmentalists. But most people don't know what it means. In his fast-paced, funny, and lively book, Sernovitz explains the reality of fracking: what it is, how it can be made safer, and how the oil business works. He also tells the bigger story. Fracking was just one part of a shale revolution that shocked our assumptions about fueling America's future. The revolution has transformed the world with consequences for the oil industry, investors, environmentalists, political leaders, and anyone who lives in areas shaped by the shales, uses fossil fuels, or cares about the climate - in short, everyone. Thanks to American engineers' oilfield innovations, the United States is leading the world in reducing carbon emissions, has sparked a potential manufacturing renaissance, and may soon eliminate its dependence on foreign energy. Once again the largest oil and gas producer in the world, America has altered its balance of power with Russia and the Middle East. Yet the shale revolution has also caused local disruptions and pollution. It has prolonged the world's use of fossil fuels. Is there any way to reconcile the costs with the benefits of fracking? To do so, we must start by understanding fracking and the shale revolution in their totality. The Green and the Black bridges the gap in America's energy education. With an insider's firsthand knowledge and unprecedented clarity, Sernovitz introduces readers to the shales - a history-upturning "Internet of oil" - tells the stories of the shale revolution's essential characters, and addresses all the central controversies. To capture the economic, political, and environmental prizes, we need to adopt a balanced, informed perspective. We need to take the green with the black. Where we go from there is up to us.

Reasoning With Democratic Values 2.0, Volume 1

Author:David E. Harris,Anne-Lise Halvorsen,Paul F. Dain

Publisher:Teachers College Press

ISBN:0807777072

Total Pages:241

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The extensively updated and revised edition of Reasoning with Democratic Values 2.0 presents an engaging approach to teaching U.S. history that promotes critical thinking and social responsibility. In Volume 1, students investigate 20 significant historical episodes, arranged chronologically, beginning with the colonial era and ending with Reconstruction. A comprehensive Instructor’s Manual is also available for purchase. In Volume 1, students can grapple with such ethical dilemmas as: Should the Commonwealth of Massachusetts have granted reparation to the enslaved woman, Belinda Royall?Should Thomas Jefferson have freed his slaves?Should Juan Seguín have fought against the United States in the Mexican–American War?Should Robert E. Lee have accepted command of the Union Army? “A powerful approach to learning history. The lively and exciting true stories provide ample background to engage students in discussions of well-framed questions that are perennial and important.” —Diana Hess, dean, University of Wisconsin–Madison “Ethical reasoning is joined with historical reasoning—values with inquiry—in an array of well selected cases. This curriculum belongs in every U.S. history classroom.” —Walter C. Parker, University of Washington “Clearly organized and eminently balanced, these volumes will help students become citizens who can converse across their differences.” —Jonathan Zimmerman, University of Pennsylvania “These volumes will help build a deeper understanding of significant historical concepts and present wonderful opportunities to engage in critical thinking.” —Amy Bloom, J.D., social studies education consultant, Oakland Schools

Osiris, Volume 30

Author:Erika Lorraine Milam,Robert A. Nye

Publisher:University of Chicago Press

ISBN:0226182495

Total Pages:368

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This volume of Osiris integrates gender analysis with the global history of science and medicine from the late Middle Ages to the present by focusing on masculinity. The premise is that social constructions of masculinity function simultaneously as foils for femininity and as methods of differentiating between “kinds” of men. In exploring scientific masculinities, the book asks: how has masculinity been defined, and what are the mechanisms by which it operates in science? The essays are divided into sections that emphasize the importance of gender to the practices of professionalization, the spaces in which scientific, technological, and medical labor is performed, and the ways that sex, gender, and sexual orientation are measured and serve as metaphors in society and culture.

Autonomy on Land and Sea and in the Air and Space

Author:National Academy of Engineering

Publisher:National Academies Press

ISBN:0309478529

Total Pages:46

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Autonomy is multidisciplinary, multicultural, and global in its development and applications. Autonomous vehicles rely on communications, artificial intelligence, sensors, virtual and enhanced reality, big data, security, and many other technologies. Each year the annual meeting of the National Academy of Engineering highlights an engineering theme that is quickly developing in the world. The theme of the 2017 meeting was autonomy on land and sea and in the air and space. This publication summarizes the presentations and discussions from the meeting.

Crimes Against the Environment

Author:Donald J. Rebovich,George E. Curtis

Publisher:CRC Press

ISBN:1315350998

Total Pages:132

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Crimes Against the Environment explains the seriousness of the threat posed by pollution, its roots, how it has evolved, how it differs across the planet, and how society has endeavored to create and enforce laws directed at its control. Rebovich and Curtis begin with an overview of hazardous waste, the industries that produce toxins, available methods of waste treatment, and the legal environment of environmental crime. They examine the forces driving criminal behavior and the methods offenders adopt, as well as protections against polluters and their effectiveness. The book concludes with an examination of environmental justice in the United States and globally, and looks ahead to the future of crime control and prevention in this arena. Case studies and discussion questions offer further perspective on these challenging issues of environmental integrity. This text serves undergraduate or early-stage graduate students majoring in criminal justice, environmental science, sociology, and political science, and could also serve as a resource for professionals in environment-related occupations.

Reminiscences of a Stock Operator

Author:Edwin Lefèvre,Jon D. Markman

Publisher:John Wiley & Sons

ISBN:9780470593226

Total Pages:448

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With new commentary and Insights on the life and times of Jesse Livermore Reminiscences of a Stock Operator is the fictionalized biography of perhaps the most famous financial speculator of all time-Jesse Livermore. This annotated edition bridges the gap between Edwin Lefevre's fictionalized account of Livermore's life and the actual, historical events, places, and people that populate the book. It also describes the variety of trading approaches Livermore used throughout his life and analyzes his psychological development as a trader and the lessons gained through hard experiences. Analyzes legendary trader Jesse Livermore's strategies and explains how they can be used in today's markets Provides factual details regarding the actual companies Livermore traded in and the people who helped/hindered him along the way Explains the structure and mechanics of the Livermore-era markets, including the bucket shops and the commodity exchanges Includes more than 100 pages of new material Reminiscences of a Stock Operator has endured over 70 years because traders and investors continue to find lessons from Livermore's experiences that they can apply to their own trading. This annotated edition will continue the trend.

Class Dismissed

Author:Nick Adams

Publisher:Post Hill Press

ISBN:1642930687

Total Pages:130

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You’re just about to graduate high school. Your parents, your friends, your teachers, and society all tell you that the next step is college, that without higher education, you won’t be able to get a quality job, you’ll struggle to pay your bills, and you’ll fail. They’re wrong. Sure, for many, college can be the perfect launching pad. The societal aspect of school can be transformative, and the exposure to different people, different thoughts, and different ideas is crucial. But for millions of young Americans, college is not the answer. What about the teenager for whom sitting in a classroom is unfulfilling and frustrating? What about the kid with a skillset that can’t be nurtured on campus? In Class Dismissed: Why College Isn’t the Answer, Nick Adams explains how you can achieve the American Dream without receiving a traditional education. An essential tool for parents and grandparents, this book discusses how families can recognize whether their child will get more from a trade school or a mentorship than they will from four years of study. In a warm, engaging, and often humorous fashion, Adams will inspire individuals who want to march into their professional life with a sense of empowerment that can only be attained by recognizing and doing what’s right for you.

Strangers in Their Own Land

Author:Arlie Russell Hochschild

Publisher:The New Press

ISBN:1620973987

Total Pages:395

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The National Book Award Finalist and New York Times bestseller that became a guide and balm for a country struggling to understand the election of Donald Trump "A generous but disconcerting look at the Tea Party. . . . This is a smart, respectful and compelling book." —Jason DeParle, The New York Times Book Review When Donald Trump won the 2016 presidential election, a bewildered nation turned to Strangers in Their Own Land to understand what Trump voters were thinking when they cast their ballots. Arlie Hochschild, one of the most influential sociologists of her generation, had spent the preceding five years immersed in the community around Lake Charles, Louisiana, a Tea Party stronghold. As Jedediah Purdy put it in the New Republic, "Hochschild is fascinated by how people make sense of their lives. . . . [Her] attentive, detailed portraits . . . reveal a gulf between Hochchild's 'strangers in their own land' and a new elite." Already a favorite common read book in communities and on campuses across the country and called "humble and important" by David Brooks and "masterly" by Atul Gawande, Hochschild's book has been lauded by Noam Chomsky, New Orleans mayor Mitch Landrieu, and countless others. The paperback edition features a new afterword by the author reflecting on the election of Donald Trump and the other events that have unfolded both in Louisiana and around the country since the hardcover edition was published, and also includes a readers' group guide at the back of the book.

SEAL of Honor

Author:Gary Williams

Publisher:Naval Institute Press

ISBN:9781612510064

Total Pages:216

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Lt. Michael Patrick Murphy, commander of Navy SEAL Team 10, posthumously received the Congressional Medal of Honor for his heroic actions on 28 June 2005 during a fierce battle with Taliban fighters in the remote mountains of eastern Afghanistan. Michael was the first recipient of the nation’s highest military honor as a result of U.S. involvement in Afghanistan. He was also the first naval officer to earn the medal since the Vietnam War, and the first SEAL to be honored posthumously. A young man of great character, he is the subject of Naval Special Warfare courses on leadership, and an Arleigh Burke–class guided missile destroyer, naval base, school, post office, ball park, and hospital emergency room have all been named in his honor. In his bestselling book, Marcus Luttrell, the only survivor of Operation Red Wings, called Michael “the best officer I ever knew, an iron-souled warrior of colossal, almost unbelievable courage in the face of the enemy.” SEAL of Honor tells the story of Michael’s life and how he came to be that man of selfless courage and honor. This biography argues that his heroic action during the deadly firefight with the Taliban revealed his true character and attempts to answer why Michael readily sacrificed his life for his comrades. SEAL of Honor is the story of a valiant young man who was recognized by his peers for his compassion and leadership, because he was guided by an extraordinary sense of duty and responsibility. Tracing Michael’s journey from a seemingly ordinary life on New York’s Long Island to that remote mountainside in Afghanistan, SEAL of Honor portrays how he came to the moment of extraordinary heroism that made him the most celebrated Medal of Honor recipient since WWII. Moreover, the book brings the Afghan war back to the home front, focusing on the tight-knit Murphy family and the devastating effect his death had on them as they watched the story of Operation Red Wings unfold in the news. The book attempts to answer why Michael’s service to his country and his comrades was a calling faithfully answered, a duty justly upheld, and a life, while all too short, well lived.

Pay Dirt

Author:Kent J. McGrew

Publisher:Dorrance Publishing

ISBN:1649131542

Total Pages:368

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Pay Dirt: Volume III – Dragon Tooth Gold Series By: Kent J. McGrew Gold is where you find it; the time-honored mantra of the weekend prospector to the seasoned professional; is at best only a half-truth. Gold is where the planet, through its myriad, inanimate geological processes, choose to leave it. The Dragon Tooth Gold Mine was no exception to the science underlying the geological process of gold deposition, however, only difficult to find microscopic gold on the surface masked the deposit from the greedy eyes of the early prospectors. But it's not only "The Luck of the Irish" that brings the young Callahans to one of the richest gold mines in the Arizona Territories. Through the patience and perseverance of an Indian woman that Eli Callahan takes for his wife, the secrets of the red mountain are unveiled layer by layer. From gold pan to arrastra and sluice; to underground mining, stamp mills, and amalgam tables, the wealth of the Dragon Tooth Mine fuels the Federal money presses of the Civil War. There is more in the mine than gold; the remains of dinosaurs that roamed the earth sixty-five million years ago also await for discovery. More than fossilized bones, the unique discovery fans the fires of news craven printing presses worldwide. Destiny also finds the Callahans. Suzette completes her medical degree; Jacques joins the US Army as a scout; Roland becomes the family's financial manager, and Eli stays on the red mountain and mines the gold. Historical fiction is the author’s technique to bring to light the thrill of discovery and the hardships of mining in the Arizona Territories in the mid 1800's. Action packed adventure and interaction with the historical figures of the times provides a unique insight into the men and women that shaped Arizona into the mining industry it enjoys to this day. Ahead of their times, the Callahans continue the legacy of their father, building wealth and security through hard work, fair labor practice emancipating slaves, and sharing the wealth through shared ownership with their workers. More adventure, more intrigue, the Dragon Tooth Gold Series continues moving through and beyond the Civil War years.

Baobab - a novel

Author:Larry Hill

Publisher:First Edition Design Pub.

ISBN:1506908136

Total Pages:N.A

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Doctor Michael Eisenstat of Beverly Hills, seeking adventure, moves with his wife, to West Africa. He joins the US Foreign Service taking a job with the American Embassy in Donoulu, Zinani, a nation controlled by a ruthless dictator. There, he and his small cadre of fellow diplomat, led by a hapless Ambassador, observe and become all too involved in a bloody coup de-etat.