Here, celebrating the 20th anniversary of its debut as a New York Times best seller, is the revised, updated, and expanded edition of the classic anti-textbook that changed the way we look at history. First published two decades ago, when the “closing of the American mind” was in the headlines, Don’t Know Much About® History proved Americans don’t hate history—just the dull version that was dished out in school.
"Good book. Liberal slant"
One of the most powerful forces on Earth is an organization fully aligned, individual by individual, team by team, to achieve mutual success. In this vivid business story, Ken Jennings and Heather Hyde provide a road map to guide leaders through the process of engaging employees at all levels of the organization to find the deeper meaning and higher purposes of their work. Learning these methods is Alex Beckley, a leader who receives a wake-up call that inspires him to live and lead differently. He discovers how to invite his coworkers to join a cause, not just a company - to commit to a Greater Goal - and lead the process of shared goal achievement.
Imagine the leaders of one of New York City’s top real-estate firms coming together every Monday morning to hear… the moral and spiritual thoughts of a Rabbi. Imagine them returning, week after week… coming to eagerly anticipate those five minutes as a moment of uncommon peace in the world’s most brutally competitive environment.
Wouldn’t you like to be a fly on the wall?
Here, celebrating the 20th anniversary of its debut as a New York Times best seller, is the revised, updated, and expanded edition of the classic anti-textbook that changed the way we look at history. First published two decades ago, when the “closing of the American mind” was in the headlines, Don’t Know Much About History proved Americans don’t hate history - just the dull version that was dished out in school. Now Davis has brought his groundbreaking work up to the present, including the history of an “Era of Broken Trust"....
"This book misrepresents itself in title & content"
It seems unlikely that James Naismith, who grew up playing "Duck on the Rock" in the rural community of Almonte, Canada, would invent one of America's most popular sports. But Rob Rains and Hellen Carpenter's fascinating, in-depth biography James Naismith: The Man Who Invented Basketball shows how this young man - who wanted to be a medical doctor, or if not that, a minister (in fact, he was both) - came to create a game that has endured for over a century.
"Enjoyable biography of basketball's founder"
Thirty-five short stories by Edgar-winning novelist Lutz are included here, following a perceptive introduction by Nevins. Reflecting the ingenious plotting and characterizations in Tropical Heat, Nightlines and the author's other full-length adventures, these entries are a bonanza for discriminating listeners.
"Best Mystery Stories combined with Humor"
The Bennett family moved to Jamaica after inheriting a coffee plantation in the Blue Mountains. This novel covers three generations of their lives, loves, triumphs and failures as the build an amazing, profitable plantation, producing some of the finest coffee in the world, and then run afoul of history. This novel , in many ways, parallels the amazing life of it's author, Hugh B. Cave, who owned a plantation on the last road into the Blue Mountains in Jamaica, only to lose it to the government.
"The Best By Far"
Lawrence Pick, engineer, gathers startling evidence that the worlds weather may be rapidly changing, as a prelude to a fundamental alteration in global climate. In a secret underground laboratory, he and a team of equally skilled scientists learn that the level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, largely due to the overuse of energy, will ascend to the point where no living thing can survive. Picks predictions become a reality as freakish weather conditions prevail...
"Heat - Global warming with a solution"
You are an expert on earthquakes and you fear their awesome power to the point of insanity. Now you are sure that an earthquake is building below your very feet. Your house, your family, your friends, your town, are about to be destroyed. The cracks appearing in the walls, the "accidental" deaths of local people, the strange movements of inanimate objects - all increase the certainty of your belief and the urgency of your warnings to those around you.
"Is that a new Qwack in the wall??"
Corrine Tedros is a Lady Macbeth wannabe who sets in motion the murder of her uncle-in-law (a soft-drink mogul), and things go awry when the murder is witnessed by a senior citizen in the late stages of Alzheimers. Things are complicated by the fact that the daughter of the man with Alzheimers is involved with a former homicide detective who has resigned and moved South in an attempt to reshape and simplify his life; on his own, Decovic starts to make connections in the case that cause Corrine Tedros to up the ante in keeping herself out of the murder investigation.
"An engaging listen"
Guild the bounty hunter just wants to collect his latest reward, but a beautiful woman, a man from his past, and a wild lynch mob are going to do all they can to make sure Guild sticks around - even if it means his death.
What would you think if you were confronted by a very old man who told you that he was you-only sixty years in the future? What would you do if he said he had traveled back in the past to warn you-that you were in great danger-and unless you did exactly as he instructed you, you would soon die in a horrible accident? This is the spine of this new short story Lonely Pines, a suspenseful science fiction tale set in a an emergency room in Lonely Pines Hospital in Ohio, circa January 1981.
As men gather in a final battle that will determine the fate of mankind in a land torn by war, Isaac looks back on the events that led to this pivotal point as he makes his way with an army of men to the Abyss of Rorrah to fight a being with the power of a god. Born with a gift, unique to a few, known as Anamerians, Isaac learns that he was a counterpoint on events that affected humanity before it happens.