In this revised and updated edition, Block explores what has and has not changed in organizations and in the world in the 20 years since the first edition was published. He argues that the concept of stewardship is more relevant and necessary than ever, and shows how the idea of stewardship can and must be expanded out from organizations into our communities, societies, and nations.
Three short stories - "My Old Man", "Up in Michigan", and "Out of Season" - are the first works ever published by Ernest Hemingway. Published in 1923 in Paris, they are the precursor of this famous author's literary masterpieces. Each story, distinctively different, demonstrates the versatility of his craftsmanship and the measure of his prodigious mind.
War and Peace is one of those books that you always wanted to read, but never did. Now is your chance to listen with your ears rather than read with your eyes, the haunting story of the complex and timeless human struggle for peace during war, ecstasy during anguish and love wherever it can be found.
A beautiful but disturbing and memorable book of war, courage, and love.
"Not the complete book!"
Hester Prynne, a social outcast, defies the narrow Boston Puritans' call for her head when she refuses to disclose the name of the father of her out-of-wedlock baby. Forced to wear the "A" for Adultery on her chest, Hester bears it as a badge of honor and snubs her nose at hypocrisy.
H. G. Wells, here at his best, creates a psychological portrayal of a young scientist, who, caught up in his own scientific experiments, believes he has discovered the secret of invisibility. This masterpiece of terror and murder plays upon the personal dichotomy of desires as the young scientist fights for sanity when he fails to reverse his experiment.
A high-school student, serving in an ROTC color guard at a Caribbean trade conference in Dallas, discovers an assassination plot unfolding against the prime minister of Trinidad and Tobago and has only seconds to try to thwart it or stand by and watch it happen. Kevin Wells elects to intervene and manages to save the prime minister's life, but is shot in the process. While recovering in the hospital the Prime Minister's daughter comes to visit him to express her thanks for saving her father's life.
"great story + insight"
The story of Philip Nolan, exiled on a ship for 55 years after being convicted of treason whiplashes the listener between scorn and sympathy as he is doomed never to see his native land. The portrait of a patriot.
This memorable and laughable story, first published in the Atlantic Monthly, was the catalyst that spiraled Hale into becoming one of America's most famous writers. Naturally, when two Frederic Inghams showed up in a small parish in Maine, the inevitable twist and turns of deceit could lead only to disaster.