This is a summary of J.D. Vance's Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis.
With vital performance and career lessons and ideas for how to apply them, it is a must-listen for managers at every level. The greatest managers in the world seem to have little in common. They differ in sex, age, and race. They employ vastly different styles and focus on different goals. Yet, despite their differences, great managers share one common trait: They do not hesitate to break virtually every rule held sacred by conventional wisdom.
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Boundaries impact all areas of our lives: Physical boundaries help us determine who may touch us and under what circumstances. Mental boundaries give us the freedom to have our own thoughts and opinions. Emotional boundaries help us to deal with our own emotions and disengage from the harmful, manipulative emotions of others. Spiritual boundaries help us to distinguish God's will from our own and give us renewed awe for our creator.
There's a method for finding your perfect job, and Chris Guillebeau has created a practical guide for how to do it - whether within a traditional company or business, or by striking out on your own. Finding the work you were "born to do" isn't just about discovering your passion. Doing what brings you joy is great, but if you aren't earning a living, it's a hobby, not a career. And those who jump out of bed excited to go to work every morning don't just have jobs that turn their passions into paychecks.
The cure for reversing heart disease is as simple as changing the food we eat. One of our country's leading experts in both preventive medicine and the science of food, Dr. Fuhrman speaks directly to listeners everywhere who want to take control of their health and avoid taking medication or undergoing complicated, expensive, unnecessary, and often ineffective procedures or surgery.
Josh Waitzkin knows what it means to be at the top of his game. A public figure since winning his first National Chess Championship at the age of nine, Waitzkin was catapulted into a media whirlwind as a teenager when his father's book Searching for Bobby Fischer was made into a major motion picture.
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For decades, medical science has believed that genes determined our biological destiny. Now the new genetics has changed that assumption forever. You will always have the genes you were born with, but genes are dynamic, responding to everything we think, say, and do. Suddenly they've become our strongest allies for personal transformation. When you make lifestyle choices that optimize how your genes behave, you can reach for a state of health and fulfillment undreamed of even a decade ago.
April 19, 1775 was one of the most momentous days in American history. Over the course of nearly 18 hours, a morning that began with midnight riders spreading an alarm about a British raid headed for Concord would lead to the British column fleeing for their lives. By the time the sun went down, 10 years of strife between the 13 colonies and Great Britain finally boiled over into revolution.
William Tecumseh Sherman holds a unique position in American history. Synonymous with barbarity in the South, Sherman is lauded as a war hero in the North, and modern historians consider him the harbinger of total war. As a Union general, Sherman was recognized for his outstanding command of military strategy but criticized for the harshness of the "scorched earth" policies that he implemented in conducting total war against the Confederate States, especially in 1864 and 1865. Military historian B. H. Liddell Hart famously declared that Sherman was "the first modern general."
This is a summary of Robert B. Reich's Saving Capitalism: For the Many, Not the Few. This presents a myth-shattering breakdown of how the economic system that helped make America so strong is now failing us and what it will take to fix it. Perhaps no one is better acquainted with the intersection of economics and politics than Robert B. Reich, and now he reveals how power and influence have created a new American oligarchy, a shrinking middle class, and the greatest income inequality and wealth disparity in 80 years.
After successfully breaking the Confederate siege at Chattanooga near the end of 1863, William Tecumseh Sherman united several Union armies in the Western theater for the Atlanta Campaign, forming one of the biggest armies in American history. After detaching troops for essential garrisons and minor operations, Sherman assembled his nearly 100,000 men. In May 1864, he began his invasion of Georgia from Chattanooga, Tennessee, where his forces spanned a line roughly 500 miles wide.
Thousands of years ago, did technologically sophisticated life forms really visit our planet, interact with ancient civilizations, and change the course of our development? On a quest for the truth, this audiobook explores multiple aspects of the arcane worlds of aliens, UFOs, gods, myths, and monsters. It includes the mysteries of astronomically aligned structures, the "angel phenomenon", Nazis and the Atlantis myth, and the most sensational UFO incident in history.
William Tecumseh Sherman has earned fame and infamy for being the one to bring total war to the South, and it started at Atlanta. Once his men entered the city, Sherman ordered the 1,600 citizens remaining in Atlanta to evacuate the city as he, in Grant's words, set out to "destroy [Atlanta] so far as to render it worthless for military purposes," with Sherman himself remaining a day longer to supervise the destruction himself "and see that it was well done."
From 4-time Mom's Choice Award winner Steve Burt and veteran middle-school teacher Jolyn Joslin comes this exciting book for kids that's also a fabulous tool for parents, grandparents, and teachers: 13 ghost stories and weird tales to help kids read, learn, and write their own stuff. These are the thought-provoking stories young readers love. A boy approaches an old woman tending a grave garden. On a dare a brother and sister enter a bone yard on Halloween to free a sea captain's earthbound spirit.
Most visitors arriving from the hustle and crowds of busy Florence cannot help but fall under the charm of Siena's gracefully winding (and pedestrianized) medieval streets. Laid out on the slopes of three steep hills (the historical terzi or "thirds" of the city), the center of town, geographically and emotionally, is the fan-shaped and gently sloping, redbrick Piazza del Campo, a wonderfully preserved monument to Siena's medieval heyday when merchants, bankers, and artists flocked here and some of the city's greatest monuments were constructed.
This is a summary of Ron Chernow's Washington: A Life. This summary is aimed at those who want to capture the gist of the book but don't have the current time to devour all 928 pages. You get the main summary along with all of the benefits and lessons the actual book has to offer. This summary is intended to be used with reference to the original book.
Thirteen weird tales and ghost stories of New England from Bram Stoker Award winner Steve Burt. Excerpted from the author's Stories to Chill the Heart series of 39 stories: "Odd Lot" (Benjamin Franklin Award winner), "Even Odder" (Bram Stoker Nominee), "Oddest Yet" (Bram Stoker winner), "Wicked Odd" (Ippy Award).
In this moving and inspirational fictional letter from a father to his young daughter, critically acclaimed poet, novelist, and travel writer William Graham tells the story of Brooks Montana, a successful author who suffers great loss but who is also inspired to leave behind a legacy for the world. Montana moves to the Patagonian Andes where he finds love and a new direction in his life as a conservationist and environmentalist.
"The Witness Tree", "The French Acre", and "The Chambers Crypt" are all set in Norwich, Vermont. Hoag is a Valley News reporter who is frequently called upon to investigate unusual paranormal stories. Devaney is his retired-teacher father-in-law who tags along to snap pictures.
Book four in Bram Stoker Award-winner Steve Burt's Stories to Chill the Heart series, six weird tales for young readers.