After saving America from Middle Eastern terrorists, even Mike Harmon and the Keldara could use a vacation. Of course, the Kildar's idea of a vacation includes taking down pirates in the Singapore Straits. But when he finds computer chips designed to run nuclear reactors in the pirate booty, Harmon has a new mission thrust upon him - discover how bottom-feeding thieves got their hands on top-secret technology. The chips are headed for newly democratic Myanmar, a country vital to American interests in the region. Now Harmon finds himself in a desperate race to learn who stole the chips and why.
"Not as good as the first 5 books"
It's not news that globalization and ever-faster technological innovation have increased the pace of change exponentially. Existing change models were devised to deal with individual changes, one by one, but that's not a luxury leaders have any more. Bill Pasmore, senior vice president at the Center for Creative Leadership and a professor at Columbia University, offers a four-part model that will allow leaders to deal with multiple changes simultaneously without drowning in the churn.
Ryan Babineaux and John Krumboltz have come to a compelling conclusion: happy and successful people tend to spend less time planning and more time acting. They get out into the world, try new things, and make mistakes, and in doing so, they benefit from unexpected experiences and opportunities. Drawing on the authors’ research in human development and innovation, Fail Fast, Fail Often shows readers how to allow their enthusiasm to guide them, to act boldly, and to leverage their strengths - even if they are terrified of failure.
"Direction and motivation to start change"
To Master Thief Fin, an orphan from the murky pirate world of the Khaznot Quay, the Map is the key to finding his mother. To suburban schoolgirl Marrill, it's her only way home after getting stranded on the Pirate Stream, the magical waterway which connects every world in creation (Apparently she shouldn't have climbed aboard the mysterious pirate ship that sailed out of nowhere and into a dry Arizona parking lot. How was she to know?).
When the magical waters of the Pirate Stream begin flooding Marrill's world, the only way to stop the destruction is to return to the stream and find the source of the mysterious Iron Tide. Reunited with her best friend, Fin - who has been forgotten all over again - Marrill, her disbelieving babysitter, and the Enterprising Kraken crew must make the treacherous trek to the towering, sliding, impossible world of Monerva and uncover the secrets of its long-lost wish machine.
"I Like the Other Narrator Better"
"Beyond the Palin", by Hendrik Hertzberg; "The Trust Crunch", by James Surowiecki; "Biden's Brief", by Ryan Lizza; "Campaign '08 Abroad", by Dana Goodyear; "Late Bloomers", by Malcolm Gladwell; "A Desert Encounter", by John Updike; and "Inside Jobs", by Anthony Lane.
Captain Pugwash is delighted at the prospect of earning 500 golden crowns for smuggling barrels of brandy across the English Channel. But little does he suspect what is really inside the barrels! Luckily Tom the quick-witted cabin-boy uncovers Cut-Throat Jake's dastardly plot and not only saves the day, but secures the Captain's reward as well!
These are the swashbuckling adventures of Captain Pugwash, narrated by the inimitable Jim Broadbent. There's nothing more likely to prompt our hero into action than the prospect of treasure. So when the valiant cabin boy Tom sees a mound of yellow stuff aboard a nearby ship, the Captain sets off in hot pursuit. Unfortunately, his villainous arch-enemy, the horrible Cut-throat Jake, is not far away. Will the Captain be trapped by Jake's dastardly plan?
Welcome aboard the Black Pig for another exciting adventure with Captain Pugwash and his loyal crew. As they strike up the music for singing practice, Cut-throat Jake and his band of rebels lurk dangerously nearby. Then disaster strikes! Jake and his men board the Black Pig, capture the crew and send Captain Pugwash scuttling up the nearest mast for safety. How will he ever get out of this one?
The famous Black Pig, home to Captain Pugwash and his crew, is in desperate need of a spring clean. But what begins as a simple exercise in painting and decorating, soon leads to a plot so dastardly that it looks as if the Captain's days are numbered. Will Pugwash, the most famous pirate of all, survive to sail the Seven Seas?
The Admiral is under strict orders from the Prime Minister to search the Seven Seas, capture Captain Pugwash, and bring him back alive. Far away on a sunny island in the middle of the Pacific, Captain Pugwash has no idea of the fearful fate that awaits him. The sky is blue, the sea is warm, and the Captain and his crew are having a lovely time, but will they be able to evade the law for much longer?
Cut-throat Jake and his ugly crew are busy celebrating on Cactus Island, surrounded by their stolen treasure. So they are caught off guard when Captain Pugwash and his men arrive disguised as a sea monster. But more surprises are to follow for all the pirates when the real sea monster turns up to investigate, and Pugwash's crew are stranded by high tide.
"Attack-Dog Days", by Hendrik Hertzberg; "The Code of the West", by Ryan Lizza; "Stop, Thief!", by John Colapinto; "Max Factor in Hollywood", by John Updike; and "Under Suspicion", by David Denby.
"Condiment", by Hendrik Hertzberg; "What Microloans Miss", by James Surowiecki; "The Iron Lady", by Ryan Lizza; "Picturing Auschwitz", by Alec Wilkinson; "Surreal Life", by John Lahr; "Gale Force", by Alex Ross; and "The Divider", by Jill Lepore.
"Greece vs. The Rest", by John Lanchester; "Fluid Ounces", by Lizzie Widdicombe; "The Second Term", by Ryan Lizza; "Benched", by Jill Lepore; and "That’s Life", by David Denby.