People often convey intended and unintended messages in ways that extend far beyond the words they use. A gesture, a tone, a figure of speech - it's our unconscious biases that speak volumes. When you understand how they are manifested through "micromessages", you operate a step ahead of everyone.
In Currency, Wood has pulled off a first novel that captures the listener with a pause-registering adventure, while it addresses head-on the most pressing and intense global economic, military and political issues of our very challenging current times. Wood's real world experience on both Wall Street and at the center of the US Military Special Operations world, combine with his love of history and command of current global issues, to create a story that is as intense and gripping as it is timely.
"Currency - Outstanding - A Must Read!"
Packaged together in an engaging format, this concise summary best serves as an unofficial study guide and companion to listen to alongside Team of Rivals. Renowned presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin travels back in time and reaches into the mind of one who many historians rate as America's greatest president. Follow the thoughts and ideas of this great man from the Republican nomination contest in 1860 all the way to his devastating assassination just five years later.
"Pass on summaries"
When Gabriel's witch girlfriend doesn't return from her latest trip, he gets on the road and heads out to find her. Sheila's coven is secretive and distrustful of Gabriel, so the only help he has is Sheila's familiar, a bulldog named Orson, who is psychically linked to both of them.
"Entertaining, Enjoyable and Fun"
This review of Command Authority by Tom Clancy offers expert literary opinions of the story, characters, and overall read. As political unrest prevails in Russia, Jack Ryan, Jr. optimistically investigates the situation and heroically fights for the greater good. With a solid knowledge base of military operations and equipment, Clancy weaves a realistic story based on actual political events. Command Authority received a balance of positive and negative reviews from critics, and this reading aid will show you exactly what to expect from this political thriller.
Catch the Sky is the first in-depth look at the life of a police helicopter pilot. Kimball pulls no punches, unfolding his nail-biting personal story in enthralling detail. From death-defying rescues to stories both bizarre and humorous, Catch the Sky puts you inside the helicopter cockpit for a breathtaking ride you'll never forget.
Malcolm Gladwell's books all have an air of rebelliousness to them, a sense of sticking a thumb in the eye of widely accepted mainstream thought. David and Goliath is no exception. Again and again, Gladwell provides evidence that our assumptions about power, authority, strength, advantages, and disadvantages might be completely backwards. We have already read David and Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell and pulled out some of the key takeaway points and insights to give you a comprehensive chapter-by-chapter summary & review.
"poor, incomplete. not worth $$$"
This review will prepare you for the world of King and Maxwell. Baldacci has a tight writing style, but his enthusiasm shines through, and the overall story is well-crafted, with enough action to keep readers on the edge of their seats without overwhelming them. A native of Washington, D.C., David Baldacci makes it easy for the readers to grasp the setting. This review guides you through the strengths and weaknesses of King and Maxwell, even incorporating critical reviews of the novel.
This clearly written and engrossing book presents a global narrative of the origins of the modern world from 1400 to the present. Unlike most studies, which assume that the "rise of the West" is the story of the coming of the modern world, this history, drawing upon new scholarship on Asia, Africa, and the New World, constructs a story in which those parts of the world play major roles.
"the truth of the modern world."
WARNING: This is not the actual audiobook Double Down: Game Change 2012 by Mark Halperin & John Heilemann. Do not buy this summary & analysis if you are looking for a full copy of this highly entertaining audiobook, which can be found back on the Amazon search page.
Save time and understand more! WARNING: This is not the actual audiobook The Unwinding by George Packer. Do not buy this summary and analysis if you are looking for a full copy of this enlightening audiobook. Instead, we have already read The Unwinding and pulled out some of the key points, and insights to give you a comprehensive chapter-by-chapter summary and review. In doing so, unfortunately we do not have the space to include all of the many important ideas and anecdotes found in The Unwinding.
What is the true cost of war, and how does one man in charge deal with the outcomes of his decisions? In Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War, Robert Gates offers listeners a behind-the-scenes look at his role in politics, as well as his personal efforts during the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. This "Summary, Review & Analysis" is the perfect companion to help you get the most out of Gates' experiences. He discusses what his job was like as the Secretary of Defense from 2006 to 2011. Find out what really went on in both the Bush and Obama administrations during the two wars overseas.
Years ago, in a small Virginia town, a murderer hammered his way through the Smythville police force and then disappeared. He left Officer Mary Walker alive, but he crushed her leg, her confidence, and her spirits. Now a private investigator, Mary takes sleuthing work as it comes and keeps a watchful eye over her shoulder. But, during a routine surveillance job on a chilly October night, a ghost from her past leaves her future uncertain.
You have cherished and enjoyed Nicholas Sparks' previous romantic novels, and now it's time to take your reading to the next level. Expert Book Reviews brings you a thoroughly engaging analysis of Sparks' latest novel, The Longest Ride. This review is the perfect companion to your reading as it delves deep into the characters, narrative and themes of the book.
What price would you pay to preserve a cultural legacy? Would it be worth endangering your life? Author Robert M. Edsel tells the true story of those who took this risk in The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves, and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History. This summary is an ideal guide to take you through the journeys of 18 men who joined the Army's little-known MFAA unit, which protected precious European art from destruction during World War II.
In this book you will meet normal everyday guys, just like yourself, who for one reason or another, were able to change their lives. For some of them the defining moment was a wake-up call, landing in the Emergency Room having a heart attack, or struggling with chest pains. For others, it was finally deciding that they had enough of being overweight and sore and huffing and puffing up and downstairs and across parking lots.
"Only addresses men"
Malcolm R. Campbell's Spooky Stories include Cora's Crossing which was inspired by the now-abandoned Bellamy Bridge over the Chipola River near the town of Marianna in the Florida Panhandle. The local folk legend that claims the bridge is haunted by a 175-year-old ghost who died tragically on her wedding night when her dress caught fire. In Moonlight and Ghosts, Randy's intuition is drawing him back to an abandoned psychiatric hospital where he once worked.
Green smoothies have become popular in recent years for many good reasons. They are an excellent way to consume essential nutrients, like phytochemicals with antioxidant, anticancer and cleansing properties, which are found in green leafy vegetables. But mostly, they're popular because they help you lose weight and feel terrific! In this book, you will find 25 simple, delicious and easy to prepare green smoothie recipes that will please even the most vegetable-averse types! Try them on your kids - they'll love them!
Killing is never easy for E Z Knight. But when he's doing away with some really despicable bastards, it's not all that difficult. In Knight's Big Easy: Voodoo, hoodoo and a girl named Poodoo make this year's Mardi Gras the most fun, but also the most dangerous party of all for E Z Knight! Knight goes to New Orleans to find Parole Officer Tamara White Cloud's AWOL USMC son, and soon finds out that L/Cpl Billy White Cloud isn't the only one who's gone missing.
With E Z Knight, if a mountain gets in your way, you don't go around it, you blow it up. From flying a helicopter through a blinding mountain blizzard to running down a blazing train to Hell, E Z Knight is tested more than ever in Knight's Late Train - and somewhere in between he discovers an easy way to join the Mile High Club. When Doc Knight and his train go missing in a Colorado blizzard, E Z must brave the storm to find his father.