For generations, we have focused on the individual drivers of success: passion, hard work, talent, and luck. But today, success is increasingly dependent on how we interact with others. It turns out that at work, most people operate as either takers, matchers, or givers. Whereas takers strive to get as much as possible from others and matchers aim to trade evenly, givers are the rare breed of people who contribute to others without expecting anything in return.
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The American public knows the stories of Secret Service heroism, but they don't know about the hidden legacy of problems that have plagued the agency ever since its creation. Gary Byrne says that decades of catastrophic public failures, near misses, and bureaucratic and cultural rot threaten to erode this critical organization from the inside out. Today, as it works to protect President Trump, the Secret Service stands at a crossroads, and the time needed to choose the right course is running out.
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A year's worth of management wisdom, all in one place. We've reviewed the ideas, insights, and best practices from the past year of Harvard Business Review to keep you up to date on the most cutting-edge, influential thinking driving business today.
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Customers and clients may be your most important allies in motivating and inspiring employees.
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This collection of classic horror stories is sure to give you goose bumps, raise the hair on the back of your neck, and put some fright in your night. Includes Yours Truly, Jack the Ripper by Robert Bloch, Coin of the Realm by Charles L. Grant, Something Had to be Done by David Drake, The Graveyard Rats by Henry Kuttner, The Small Assassin by Ray Bradbury, Calling Card by Ramsey Campbell, The Words of Guru by C.M. Kornbluth, and Passengers by Robert Silverberg.
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K.M. Grant pens an exciting tale of historical fiction set in the 12th century. Will is permitted to chose his own warhorse now that he has turned 13. Much to everyone's amusement, he selects a rather small chestnut. But Will sees something magical in this horse. As they accompany King Richard on a crusade to the Holy Land, the noble stallion galvanizes young Will with his displays of strength, courage, and loyalty.
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Wisecracking reporter Dixie Flynn thinks fast and talks even faster - it's the only way to survive the San Francisco crime beat. When she's assigned to look into the death of her former lover, artist Diego Chino, Dixie's instincts tell her there's more behind the apparent suicide than the police are letting on. Dixie's canvassing of the Bay Area art district reveals it to be a perfect picture of corruption, with a handsome art dealer and a reclusive patron in the foreground.
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Imagine an alternate universe where romance and technology reign. Where tinkerers and dreamers craft and recraft a world of automatons, ornate clockworks, calculating machines, and other marvels that. Where scientists and schoolgirls, fair folk and Romans, intergalactic bandits, and intrepid orphans - decked out in corsets, clockwerk suits, and tall black boots - solve dastardly crimes, escape from monstrous predicaments, consult oracles, and hover over volcanoes in steam-powered airships.
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M A. Grant is an international leadership expert, as well as a well-respected pioneer of values-based leadership. He has developed these proven coaching techniques, having worked alongside the industry leaders. He reveals the secrets that other "coaches" really don't want you to know. A brutal, at times humorous, but always honest reflection of coaching, it is a unique exposé of modern-day techniques that tell the ugly truth about coaching.
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Will journeys to Hartslove to attend his brother's wedding to the beautiful Eleanor de Barre on Valentine's Day in 1193. But the ceremony is violently disrupted by the evil Constable de Scabious claiming that Ellie will be his wife - with blessings from the new king.
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Dixie Flynn's boss wants her to write a fluff story for Father's Day. Dixie doesn't do fluff. Investigating the origins of a cryptic classified ad, crime-beat journalist Dixie Flynn finds herself entering the seedy realm of a brutal Russian mobster. Before she knows it, Dixie's simple missing-father story has turned into a violent battle of wills as she tries to help a woman escape a life and death struggle with the mob. For Dixie, the pen is mightier than the sword, but it's going to take some handy work with a pistol if she wants this story to have a happy ending.
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M A. Grant is an international leadership expert who is a well-respected pioneer of Values-Based Leadership. He has recorded his unique leadership journey and has revealed the secrets that the industry really don't want you to know. A brutal, at times humorous, but always honest reflection of his leadership development journey, it is a unique exposure; of modern-day techniques that tell the ugly truth about leadership.
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Magdalena knew she was different from the others, but didn't understand why. She really hoped that turning 13 would help her solve the mystery. She decided to join her best friends, Gabriel and Hubert, for a Saturday expedition through the woods behind Hubert's family barn. It didn't take long for the trio to discover the crooked trail. Little did they know, they would change Lily Brooke's destiny in one afternoon.
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Without mantras or manifestos, 29 writers serve up sharp, sweet, and candid memories; salty irreverence; and delicious original recipes. Food is so much more than what we eat. The Cassoulet Saved Our Marriage is an anthology of original essays about how we learn (and relearn) to eat, and how pivotal food is beyond the table.
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Chalus Chabrol, 1199. The Occitanian knights battle for their lives against Richard the Lionheart. They are guarding the Blue Flame under which all Occitanians must unite to resist invasion. But the knights cannot survive and so it falls to Parsifal to find the true keeper of the Flame.
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In an embattled country, the Cathars make a last stand against their Catholic rulers. With a powerful husband on the side of the King and a missing lover loyal to the rebels, will Yolanda's love and her dear Occitan survive? This spectacular novel weaves together the friendship, love and bitter rivalry in the finale to this trilogy of romance and adventure.
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Raimon has carried the Blue Flame, the true spirit of the Occitan, to the mountains above Castleneuf. There he dreams of Yolanda and gathers more people to his cause. But his resolve begins to fail as he is besieged by the Catholic Aimery and the Cathar White Wolf. In Paris, Yolanda, resists marriage to Sir Hugh, who is building a war train to topple Raimon and bring the flame and the Occitan under the role of the French King...
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Spring 1193. Just returned from the Crusades, brothers Gavin and Will find home changed more than they'd expected - in fact home is a very dangerous place indeed. Ellie is reluctantly preparing for her wedding to Gavin. He's not the problem - marriage is.
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An account of the Battle of Trafalgar written by William Beatty, M.D., who, as a surgeon on board HMS Victory, tended the dying Nelson. Beatty had been in the Royal Navy for nine years when, in December 1804, he joined HMS Victory as one of its surgeons. His account of the most famous of all British sea battles, from the unique perspective of a ship’s surgeon, was an immediate success when it was published in 1807 and went into several editions.
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