The Crown of Thorns

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Publisher:a-argus books

ISBN:098413428X

Total Pages:270

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Guys, have you ever asked yourself, "Why is she so irrational?" Or, "Why does she always have to be right?" Ladies, have you ever asked yourself, "What do I really want?" Or, "He's right, why can't I tell him?" This book contains the answer and more.

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Olivia Manning

Author:Deirdre David

Publisher:OUP Oxford

ISBN:019165504X

Total Pages:424

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Olivia Manning: A Woman at War is the first literary biography of the twentieth-century novelist Olivia Manning. It tells the story of a writer whose life and work were shaped by her own fierce ambition, and, like many of her generation, the events and aftermath of the Second World War. From the time she left Portsmouth for London in the mid-1930s determined to become a famous writer, through her wartime years in the Balkans and the Middle East, and until her death in London in 1980, Olivia Manning was a dedicated and hard-working author. Married to a British Council lecturer stationed in Bucharest, Olivia Manning arrived in Romania on the 3rd September 1939, the fateful day when Allied forces declared war on Germany. For the duration of World War Two, she kept one step ahead of invading German forces as she and her husband fled Romania for Greece, and then Greece for the Middle East, where they stayed until the end of the war. These tumultuous wartime years are the subject of her best-known and most transparently autobiographical novels, The Balkan Trilogy and The Levant Trilogy. Olivia Manning refused to be labelled a 'feminist,' but her novels depict with cutting insight and sardonic wit the marginal position of women striving for independent identity in arenas frequently controlled by men, whether on the frontlines of war or in the publishing world of the 1950s. However, she did not just write about World War Two and women's lives. Amongst other things, Manning published fiction about making do in Britain's post-war Age of Austerity, about desecration of the environment through uncontrolled development, and about the painful adjustment to post-war British life for young men. As the author of thirteen published novels, two volumes of short stories, several works of non-fiction, and a regular reviewer of contemporary fiction, she was a visible presence on the British literary scene throughout her life and her work provides a detailed insight into the period. Grounded in thorough research and enriched by discussion of previously unexamined manuscripts and letters, Olivia Manning: A Woman at War is a timely study of Olivia Manning's remarkable life. Deirdre David integrates incisive critical analysis of Manning's writing with extensive discussion of the historical contexts of her fiction.

Are You a Miserable Old Bastard?

Author:Dr Andrew John,Stephen Blake

Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN:1461746337

Total Pages:176

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Are You a Miserable Old Bastard? is a very funny book for the "inner curmudgeon" in us all, a highly amusing and wonderfully entertaining celebration of the grouchiness in life, for everyone who feels like it's always raining, both outside and in!

Status Games

Author:Loretta Graziano Breuning

Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN:1538144204

Total Pages:190

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Rewire your brain to avoid the trap of comparison and status-seeking to achieve more contentment and satisfaction from life People care about status despite their best intentions because our brains are inherited from animals who cared about status. The survival value of status in the state of nature helps us understand our intense emotions about status today. Beneath your verbal brain, you have the brain common to all mammals. It rewards you with pleasure hormones when you see yourself in a position of strength, and it alarms you with stress hormones when you see yourself in a position of weakness. But constant striving for status can be anxiety-provoking and joy-stealing. Nothing feels like enough to our mammal brain. It releases those stress chemicals when you think others are ahead of you. Here, Loretta Breuning shines a light on the brain processes that encourage us to seek higher status. She teaches us how to rewire those connections for more contentment and less stress. No more worrying about keeping up with the Joneses. Your new way of thinking will blaze new trails to your happy hormones and you will RELAX.

King James Version Bible Commentary

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Publisher:Thomas Nelson

ISBN:141858715X

Total Pages:1856

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The King James Version Bible Commentary is a complete verse-by-verse commentary. It is comprehensive in scope, reliable in scholarship, and easy to use. Its authors are leading evangelical theologians who provide practical truths and biblical principles. Any Bible student will gain new insights through this one-volume commentary based on the timeless King James Version of the Bible.

When the 49ers Were Kings

Author:Gordon Forbes

Publisher:Simon and Schuster

ISBN:1683582519

Total Pages:208

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In 1979, San Francisco was in turmoil attempting to recover from the assassination of two of its leaders: Mayor George Moscone and Supervisor Harvey Milk. The troubled city was in need of an emotional boost to restore their pride. But as the year drew to a sad close, the city’s professional football team, the 49ers, endured its second straight 2–14 season and it, too, was in deep despair. Critics jumped on Eddie DeBartolo Jr., the new owner, along with rookie head coach Bill Walsh. The thirty-year-old DeBartolo, handed the team by his billionaire father, was the league’s youngest owner. Walsh had been passed over in Cincinnati when the Bengals made a coaching change. Yet there were promising signs that the 49ers were headed into a new era. The losses were closer. The player draft included an exciting quarterback named Joe Montana. The favorable signs proved prophetic. Over the next decade, the 49ers created a dynasty that was as unique as it was unexpected, winning four Super Bowls. The heroes were Walsh, the coach of speed and detail and long working hours, and Montana, who proved to be the perfect fit for Walsh’s fast-paced West Coast offense. In When the 49ers Were Kings , award-winning football writer Gordon Forbes examines how Walsh and DeBartolo assembled one of the greatest teams in pro football history featuring a legendary cast including Montana, Jerry Rice, and Ronnie Lott and unforgettable moments such as Dwight Clark and “The Catch,” a key goal-line stand in their first Super Bowl victory, and the last-minute drive capped by John Taylor’s Super Bowl-winning touchdown in Walsh’s final game. “The good old days, the days of Camelot,” 49ers executive John McVay called the exciting decade. It was a special time in a very special city when Walsh and DeBartolo made the 49ers kings of San Francisco.

Cruise Confidential

Author:Brian David Bruns

Publisher:Travelers\' Tales

ISBN:1932361707

Total Pages:384

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In Cruise Confidential, Brian David Bruns spills the dirt — or in this case, the dirty water — on those romantic, fun-filled vacations at sea. His hilarious chronicle of the year he spent working for Carnival Cruise Lines takes readers down into the areas where the crew works and lives, leaving readers gasping with laughter as they’re assaulted nonstop with events that range from the absurd to the utterly bizarre. Stewards fighting over food. Cutlery allowances and other nonsensical rules. What the crew calls those onboard (no, it’s not “passengers”). And of course, the sex. An abundance of ready, willing, and able bodies eager for action on a vessel replete with nooks and crannies leads to love in some mighty strange, and seemingly impossible, places. Breezy, entertaining, and informative, Cruise Confidential is essential reading for those planning a cruise or for anyone who just needs a good laugh.

Dyke/Girl: Language and Identities in a Lesbian Group

Author:L. Jones

Publisher:Springer

ISBN:1137271345

Total Pages:195

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This book explores the construction of identities within a lesbian group, outlining interactive tactics used in the production of mutually-negotiated norms of authenticity. Using ethnography and discourse analysis, a range of group-specific personae are revealed to be continually reworked and reproduced within the women's interaction.

The Power of Ideas to Transform Healthcare

Author:Steve Hoeft,Robert W. Pryor MD

Publisher:CRC Press

ISBN:1498707416

Total Pages:422

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Many companies conduct Lean training and projects, but few have tapped the wealth of ideas in the minds of their staff like Baylor Scott and White Health. This book documents the path Steve Hoeft and Robert Pryor created at Baylor Scott and White Health and shares what worked as well as what didn t illustrating over seven years of successes and fai

365 Daily Pep Talks

Author:Neil Coffman

Publisher:Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN:131270330X

Total Pages:N.A

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365 Daily Pep Talks is a daily source of inspiration and motivation to face the things that come our way in life. Zig Ziglar once said "People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing, that's why we recommend it daily. This quote is really what this book is all about. Providing whoever may read it with a little piece of daily motivation. The sad reality is that we all need it. Because as the quote mentions; motivation doesn't last. How many times have you gone to conference, started a diet, or jumped in to something all gung hoe, this time it’s going to be different? I am betting more than once or twice. The new wears off; the results don’t happen as fast as we would like and before you know it we are right back in the same spot we were when we started. The motivation that we had when we first started just isn't there anymore for whatever reason. This book will help provide that daily motivation. A daily pep talk to help keep you focused on your goals and stay motivated.

Soldiering for Freedom

Author:Herman J. Obermayer

Publisher:Texas A&M University Press

ISBN:160344601X

Total Pages:341

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"One of the few people alive today to have seen Hermann Goering, Rudolf Hess, and other leaders of Third Reich, Obermayer wrote compellingly about the Nazis on trial at Nuremberg, describing Goering's leadership qualities when stripped of the symbols of rank. A Jew himself, Obermayer explained his reactions at the trials when he witnessed the first documentary confirmation that six million Jews had been killed in the Holocaust. He knew and wrote about the official U.S. Army hangman at Nuremberg."--BOOK JACKET.

Routledge Handbook of Sport, Gender and Sexuality

Author:Jennifer Hargreaves,Eric Anderson

Publisher:Routledge

ISBN:1136326960

Total Pages:544

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The Routledge Handbook of Sport, Gender and Sexuality brings together important new work from 68 leading international scholars that, collectively, demonstrates the intrinsic interconnectedness of sport, gender and sexuality. It introduces what is, in essence, a sophisticated sub-area of sport sociology, covering the field comprehensively, as well as signalling ideas for future research and analysis. Wide-ranging across different historical periods, different sports, and different local and global contexts, the book incorporates personal, ideological and political narratives; varied conceptual, methodological and theoretical approaches; and examples of complexities and nuanced ways of understanding the gendered and sexualized dynamics of sport. It examines structural and cultural forms of gender segregation, homophobia, heteronormativity and transphobia, as well as the ideological struggles and changes that have led to nuanced ways of thinking about the sport, gender and sexuality nexus. This is a landmark work of reference that will be a key resource for students and researchers working in sport studies, gender studies, sexuality studies or sociology.

William Hogarth

Author:Jenny Uglow

Publisher:Faber & Faber

ISBN:0571266657

Total Pages:800

Viewed:1964

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William Hogarth is a house-hold name across the country, his prints hang in our pubs and leap out from our history-books. He painted the great and good but also the common people. His art is comically exuberant, 'carried away by a passion for the ridiculous', as Hazlitt said. Jenny Uglow, acclaimed author of Elizabeth Gaskell, Nature's Engraver and In These Times, uncovers the man, but also the world he sprang from and the lives he pictured. He moved in the worlds of theatre, literature, journalism and politics, and found subjects for his work over the whole gamut of eighteenth century London, from street scenes to drawing rooms, and from churches to gambling halls and prisons. After striving years as an engraver and painter, Hogarth leapt into lasting fame with A Harlot's Progress and A Rake's Progress, but remained highly critical of the growing gulf between the luxurious lives of the ruling elite and the wretched poverty of the massess. William Hogarth was an artist of flamboyant, overflowing imagination, he was a satirist with an unerring eye; a painter of vibrant colour and tenderness; an ambitious professional who broke all the art-world taboos. Never content, he wanted to excel at everything - from engraving to history painting - and a note of risk runs through his life. Shortlisted for the Whitbread Prize, Hogarth: A Life and a World brings art history to life in the voices of Hogarth's own age. The result is an unforgettable portrait of a great artist and a proud, stubborn, comic, vulnerable man.

The Rock

Author:Milford H. Beagle Jr.

Publisher:iUniverse

ISBN:9781475943412

Total Pages:156

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Motivation is what makes us tick, and it is critical for success that leaders incorporate motivation into every aspect of their leadership philosophy. In The Rock, author Milford H. Beagle Jr. highlights the importance of—and demonstrates the impact of—inspiration and motivation on leadership. Using a US Army–centric definition of leadership that focuses on purpose, direction, and motivation, Beagle provides vivid examples and anecdotes to stress the impact of motivation on individuals and organizations. Based on twenty-two years of experience as an organizational leader in the Army, Beagle offers tips and strategies to understanding the key ingredients in the recipe for success: drive, confidence, change, listening, humility, me time, dreaming big, and investing. The Rock will help you realize a higher level of personal motivation, provide a lens to discover the motivator in you, and establish a way to inspire others around you. Applicable to a manager who leads a force of one, the CEO who leads a group of five hundred, or the military leader who leads thousands, The Rock communicates that motivation begins from within, and it grows during a constant process of understanding yourself, realizing the conditions or environment around you, figuring out where you want to go in life, and then restarting the cycle.

Filipe ten gripe

Author:Gracia Iglesias

Publisher:Ediciones Jaguar

ISBN:8418609303

Total Pages:32

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A avoa insiste con cariño, pero non hai forma de convencer ao rapaciño. Os remedios dos seus amigos so do máis louco e iso tampouco parece curalo nin un pouco. Pobre Filipe ¡atchús! que non se lle quita a gripe ¡atchús!

Living a Sheltered Life

Author:Paul Cummings

Publisher:Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN:1725251825

Total Pages:134

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As I reflected on working in a Teen Challenge Youth Emergency Accommodation Shelter, I began to realize that in serving others, I too had been greatly served. I didn't work at the shelter to receive blessings or any such thing. My understanding was that I worked there to help others less fortunate than I, in obedience to God's will for my life. But I did get blessed. Abundantly! It's a spiritual dynamic that when we serve others, we are also served. As I served the homeless youth in Brisbane, Australia, God served me through those very same homeless teenagers. The lives and issues I faced were used by God to grow and mature me as a Christian. Without knowing it themselves, different residents were used by God to speak to my heart and teach me his ways. It came through reminders of God's grace toward me in my adolescent years. I gained insights on how to grow the ministry using scriptural leadership principles. I also saw the power of prayer in action. God used all those things, and more, to give direction and purpose to my life and work. I went to serve others and God served me.

Behavioral Science & Policy

Author:Craig Fox,Sim B. Sitkin

Publisher:Brookings Institution Press

ISBN:0815731094

Total Pages:96

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The success of nearly all public- and private- sector policies hinges on the behavior of individuals, groups, and organizations. Today, such behaviors are better understood than ever, thanks to a growing body of practical behavioral science research. However, policymakers often are unaware of behavioral science findings that may help them craft and execute more effective and efficient policies. The pages of this new journal will become a meeting ground: a place where scientists and non-scientists can encounter clearly described behavioral research that can be put into action. By design, the scope of BSP is broad, with topics spanning health care, financial decisionmaking, energy and the environment, education and culture, justice and ethics, and work place practices. Contributions will be made by researchers with expertise in psychology, sociology, law, behavioral economics, organization science, decision science, and marketing. The journal is a key offering of the Behavioral Science & Policy Association in partnership with the Brookings Institution. The mission of BSPA is to foster dialog between social scientists, policymakers, and other practitioners in order to promote the application of rigorous empirical behavioral science in ways that serve the public interest. BSPA does not advance a particular agenda or political perspective. The first issue’s contents follow. Behavioral Science & Policy, vol. 2, no. 2 Contents: Evidence as a Tool for Racial Justice: An Introduction to Field Work with Police, Phillip Goff The Costs of Poor Health Plan Choice and Prescriptions for Reform, Saurabh Bhargava, George Loewenstein, and Shlomo Benartzi Using Identity-Based Motivation to Reduce Health Gaps and Disparities, Daphna Oyserman and Neil A. Lewis, Jr We Need Your Help: How Behavioral Sciences Can Help Address Five Major Economic Problems, Jason Furman SBST PAPERS Combating Biased Decision Making and Unequal Treatment Justice Behavioral Science Tools for Energy and Environmental Policy Using Organizational Science Research to Address U.S. Federal Agencies' Management and Labor Needs Policy Applications of Behavioral Insights to Household Financial Decision-Making Behavioral Science and Education Using Behavioral Science to Promote International Development Increasing Benefits and Reducing Costs to Society of Technological Innovations Behavioral Insights for Health Care Policy

The Consensus Building Handbook

Author:Lawrence E. Susskind,Sarah McKearnen,Jennifer Thomas-Lamar

Publisher:SAGE Publications

ISBN:1506319238

Total Pages:1176

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This handbook on group decision-making for those wanting to operate in a consensus fashion stresses the advantages of informal, common sense approaches to working together. It describes how any group can put these approaches into practice, and relates numerous examples of situations in which such approaches have been applied.