The Taming of the Wilderness describes the process of transforming the flora and fauna of nineteenth century Indiana from Hunting Grounds of Native Americans to commercial agriculture and its supporting industry. The book is in three parts: 1800-1825: Living with the Wilderness; subsistence living under primitive conditions; 1825-1850: Bridling the Wilderness; canals and steamboats facilitate trade; and 1850-1875: A Wilderness Vanquished; railroads dramatically change farming and the environment. A dominant theme portrays the fate of Native Americans who were pushed out of their sacred lands by coercion and brute force so the settlers could remake the landscape to their own liking. The author animates the story with personal experiences of genuine pioneer families. The book reads like a novel. It gives the reader a feeling of having been there and experienced the drudgery as well as the joys of taming the wilderness.
Juvenile Nonfiction by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
The first collection of King’s essential writings for high school students and young people A Time to Break Silence presents Martin Luther King, Jr.'s most important writings and speeches—carefully selected by teachers across a variety of disciplines—in an accessible and user-friendly volume. Now, for the first time, teachers and students will be able to access Dr. King's writings not only electronically but in stand-alone book form. Arranged thematically in five parts, the collection includes nineteen selections and is introduced by award-winning author Walter Dean Myers. Included are some of Dr. King’s most well-known and frequently taught classic works, including “Letter from Birmingham Jail” and “I Have a Dream,” as well as lesser-known pieces such as “The Sword that Heals” and “What Is Your Life’s Blueprint?” that speak to issues young people face today.
Myra, a jungle-dwelling demon born female is an emergent dragon shifter and in a fight to survive. Her father is a demonic host doing his best to sacrifice the shifter in a portal opening. Fortunately, his attempts are continuously foiled by others, seemingly his allies, though that may change soon. A father and a son are connected to a distant jungle from their mountainous dwelling. When their paths intertwine in the near future, will the demonic portal open or snap shut permanently, or will Myra sacrifice herself to protect a precious set of lives?
Whatever your reasons for pursuing entrepreneurial work, it's essential to know a couple of basic guidelines before diving in. My observations based on the experiences I've gathered so far in my entrepreneurial journey are discussed in this book which may help new startups to learn as I've learnt in my early stage. The factor here is that you won't be successful if you let the naysayers hold you back. The only way to be successful is to believe in yourself. Remember, more than 30 publishers rejected Carrie before acceptance. If he'd given up, he wouldn't be one of the most well-known and profitable authors in the world. Getting inspiration from successful people leads us to the right and thoughtful way. My father, Farid Ahammed, inspired me a lot as he is a well-known entrepreneur himself; he is my mentor and idol. Much love, Sohel Farid,
AN INSPIRING MEMOIR FOR ANYONE WHO'S BEEN KNOCKED DOWN AND CAME UP SWINGING As a young girl growing up in Newberg, Oregon, Paige Sletten was all energy and full of potential. A natural athlete, Paige excelled at dancing, made the cheerleading squad earlier than most, and even had aspirations of becoming a Disney child star. With a tight-knit family, Paige's life was on track for greatness. Then, one fateful fall night in high school, everything changed when Paige faced a life-threatening sexual assault. It was in the gym where she "pounded the life out of those ashen memories," becoming stronger with every punch, kick, and lunge. In this beautiful tale of survival, she writes: I inhale the power. I exhale the bullshit. One strike at a time. Fighting became Paige's safe haven; something to live for, and Rise is the inspiring story of how she ultimately transformed into a bone-breaking, head-smashing fighter known as Paige VanZant. It is the deeply moving story of a warrior who transformed her pain into power and has become one of the toughest women in the world; an inspiring journey of someone who was knocked down in the most devastating way and came up swinging.
Premodern Sexualities offers rigorous new approaches to current problems in the historiography of sexuality. From queer readings of early modern medical texts to transcribing and interrogating premodern documents of sexual transgression, the contributors bring together current theoretical discourses on sexuality while emphasizing problems in the historicist interpretation of early textualizations of sexuality. Premodern Sexualities clarifies the contributions literary studies can make--through its emphasis on reading strategies--to the historiography of sexuality.
You don’t need to be wearing a tinfoil hat to accept that Lincoln was assassinated by a conspiracy - it’s a historical fact. But these days the phrase “conspiracy theory” has become synonymous with labyrinthine plots and nebulous clues hidden in blown-up photos and arcane paintings. The simple suggestion of a conspiracy is often dismissed by the mainstream media as if inherently impossible. That’s What They Want You to Think sorts through the most well-known theories—both historically accepted and summarily dismissed—to provide an overview of the real, the possible, and the paranoid. Conspiracies covered include Pearl Harbor, JFK, MLK, Lincoln, Princess Diana, John Lennon, Roswell, Freemasons, Watergate, 9/11 and more!
The engaging, passionate, always-honest, and often-hilarious memoir of actor Ron Perlman--his triumphant story of perseverance and determination navigating the slippery slopes of Hollywood, with a foreword by Guillermo del Toro Ron Perlman was a kid who had a myriad of self-image issues, yet he triumphed in an industry that trades on image and self-confidence. He landed a leading role in Quest for Fire. He won a Golden Globe for Beauty and the Beast. And he played the title role in two Hellboy movies, becoming along the way an icon among sci-fi and comic book fans worldwide. Although his name may be unknown to some, most people know Ron Perlman's face, despite the fact that for nearly half his career he's been disguised under feature-altering foam-rubber prosthetics. On his offbeat path to success, Ron has amassed nearly 200 stage, TV, voiceover, and major motion picture credits, including roles in Drive, Pacific Rim, and a six-year gig as the badass biker boss Clay Morrow in Sons of Anarchy. In Easy Street (the Hard Way), Ron shares his life story, starting with his up-by-your-bootstraps background in New York's Washington Heights. His father, a Swing Era drummer, gave up his dream in order to feed his sons while his mother worked as a municipal clerk. Ron's hard-earned road to Easy Street included bouts of abject poverty, heartbreaking familial episodes, and a long, often uncomfortable struggle for self-acceptance. He sheds light on his life as a working actor and also offers behind-the-scenes insight into the working styles of internationally famous directors, including Jean-Jacques Annaud, Jean-Pierre Jeunet, and Guillermo del Toro (Hellboy and Academy Award-winning Pan's Labyrinth). He provides his own peek into Hollywood, up close and personal, where he has encountered the likes of Marlon Brando, Sean Connery, Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis, Jr., and others. Plus, he turns his eye on the trajectory of American culture--the good and the bad--as observed by a man who started out in a mom-and-pop world where the arts were disseminated by individuals rather than corporations. Easy Street (the Hard Way) will inspire anyone who has ever dared to dream and offers a roadmap to the next generation of dreamers.
Leadership techniques backed by the world's most effective teams The 7 Secrets of Neuron Leadership offers a diverse collection of wisdom and practical knowledge to help you build and lead your most effective team yet. Written by a former U.S. Navy diver, this book draws from the author's experiences and beyond to reveal key truths about the nature of teamwork, and expose the core of effective team leadership. You'll go back to ancient Greece to discover the nine personality types and the seven types of love that form the foundation of human interaction, and learn how to use this wisdom as a scaffold for communication within your own team. You'll mine the latest neuroscience research as you delve into the Triune Brain and personality neurotransmitters, and explore the biological hardwiring that can be finessed and focused to achieve results. Throughout, you'll gain insightful perspective from military and business leaders about what does—and doesn't—work in the real world; discussions with a former head of NASA, a Deputy Secretary of Defense, Navy SEAL officers, two Secretaries of the Navy, and dozens of CEOs, executives, researchers, and renowned world leaders provide invaluable advice backed by a track record of success. Gain insight from top business and military leaders Explore ancient Greek philosophy on team building Discover helpful truths from modern neuroscience research Learn to communicate, educate, and motivate more effectively Effective teamwork begins with building the right team, and leading with the right kind of leadership for that particular team. The 7 Secrets of Neuron Leadership shows you how to put the right players in place and give them the support, guidance, and direction they need to bring home exceptional results.
Life's Little Addictions is a book of inspirational quotes and short shorts that speak to the hearts of it's readers. Trent Williams uses tools of hope and happiness to address the issues that plague relationships . This book is a great gift for someone that needs a little encouragement in the midst of their trying time. ~Deondriea Cantrice, Author.
Longlisted for the 2020 National Book Award for Fiction Finalist for the 2021 Aspen Words Literary Prize Mingling the earthy with the otherworldly, these ten stories chronicle ineffable events in ordinary lives. In Kenan’s fictional territory of Tims Creek, North Carolina, an old man rages in his nursing home, a parson beats up an adulterer, a rich man is haunted by a hog, and an elderly woman turns unwitting miracle worker. A retired plumber travels to Manhattan, where Billy Idol sweeps him into his entourage. An architect who lost his famous lover to AIDS reconnects with a high-school fling. Howard Hughes seeks out the woman who once cooked him butter beans. Shot through with humor and seasoned by inventiveness and maturity, Kenan riffs on appetites of all kinds, on the eerie persistence of history, and on unstoppable lovers and unexpected salvations. If I Had Two Wings is a rich chorus of voices and visions, dreams and prophecies, marked by physicality and spirit. Kenan’s prose is nothing short of wondrous.
About The Book The Law of gravity is an inescapable truth of the universe. Sometimes, tectonic shifts happen, lightning strikes, earth shatters, and we fall flat on our face at rock-bottom. We find ourselves engulfed in darkness, silence, and solitude- Finding this to be a perfect breeding ground, our opportunistic demons crawl into our minds gnawing us with their scrawny mindsets. We give in and lose it. We break and how! But how do you know what you’re truly made up of? When you break open! Incidentally, that’s how stars are made too! About The Author Swati Sharma was born & brought up in New Delhi, INDIA. She lives in her den in Gurugram- Haryana, INDIA. Her parents named her ‘Abhilasha’ (A Wish!) as she was born. However, Swati got her first name changed when she was barely three years old since she didn't like it! Swati carries her steel-willed (not iron-willed for iron rusts!) mother's maiden surname. Simply because her much evolved father (A Great Man ahead of time itself!) didn't believe that both- Legacy & lineage should be in the father's surname only! After all, both a sperm and an egg make a life!
If you are looking for better ways to overcome inner conflict, renew your perception of reality, and find better ways of living, you are not alone. In Press On! author CeeCee Robinson shares a powerful memoir full of raw, intimate truth and deep reflection, interspersed with poetic twists of expression. She offers a testimony to the journey she took in overcoming her own inner conflicts, the result of traumatic life experiences. Though she believed she had escaped unscathed, life-altering events caused her to wake up one day with thirty years of suppressed emotions tugging at her heart. In her voyage of self-discovery, she learned that the key to freedom can be found while navigating toward the empowerment of soul’s voice. Reshaping our perspective renews our best features—the mind, body, and soul. Only then will solutions appear to aid the healing of multidimensional brokenness. This personal narrative tells one woman’s story of rebuilding her life as she decided to live in awareness, affording the ability to embrace humanity refreshed, in the best version of herself in hopes to inspire others to do the same.
This is a comprehensive, user-friendly and hands-on book that is a single source of reference of tools and techniques for all quality practitioners. Implementing Six Sigma and Lean covers the basics of how to manage for consistently high quality and gives good coverage of both simple tools and advanced techniques which can be used in all businesses. This book provides guidance on how to use these tools for different situations such as new start-up companies, stalled projects and the constant achievement of high quality in well-established quality regimes. Case studies are included that encourage the reader to respond in a practical situations and provide a good learning resource for courses. There are summaries of key elements and questions with exercises at the end of each chapter.
Most of people spent quite a bit of time thinking about what constitutes success, how they will achieve it, and how good they'll feel when they achieve their goals.In this special report you will learn 5 key steps that will help you reach your goals and accomplish what you’ve set out to do.Learn how to nurture a mindset of success to become an unstoppable entrepreneur.
As the election year approaches, Addison Landon, an investigative reporter and political analyst, is about to uncover the most elaborate plot she, or anyone else for that matter, has ever seen. An actual plot to create the largest contiguous land empire in human history that began 646 years ago. What she uncovers is not an army that plans to overthrow governments by force, but a secret society that has ultimate political aspirations. Woven into the very political structure of Democracy that the United States holds dear to its heart, is a plot that is so well executed, that no one can see it…let alone stop it. Addison is in a race against the clock to piece together what are seemingly absurd clues that are linking her to the Mongolian Empire of 1206 AD and the ancestors of Genghis Khan himself. Ancestors that for 646 years have planned and executed the silent political takeover of the United States.
As an Arrow, an elite soldier in the Psy Council ranks, Judd Lauren was forced to do terrible things in the name of his people. Now a defector, his dark abilities have made him the most deadly of assassins - cold, pitiless, unfeeling. Until he meets Brenna ... Brenna Shane Kincaid was an innocent before she was abducted - and had her mind violated - by a serial killer. Her sense of evil runs so deep, she fears she could become a killer herself. Then the first dead body is found, victim of a familiar madness. Judd is her only hope, yet her sensual changeling side rebels against the inhuman chill of his personality, even as desire explodes between them. Shocking and raw, their passion is a danger that threatens not only their hearts, but their very lives ...
This essential, comprehensive digital collection delivers the entire 12 books of the HBR’s 10 Must Reads series with over 120 Harvard Business Review articles. With this essential collection from Harvard Business Review, you’ll have the best management ideas and advice all in one place. Now offered as a comprehensive digital compilation, this set includes the entire library of Harvard Business Review articles (more than 120 of them) found in the HBR 10 Must Reads book series. From leadership and strategy to innovation and marketing, no other collection offers the top thinking from global experts on today’s most essential management topics. The collection includes must-have articles on the following topics: Leadership, Managing Yourself, Strategy, Managing People, Change Management, Communication, Innovation, Making Smart Decisions, Teams, Collaboration, and Strategic Marketing. In addition, you’ll get articles from the foundational HBR’s 10 Must Reads: The Essentials, which offers seminal pieces chosen by the editorial team at Harvard Business Review. Each book is packed with enduring advice from the best minds in business such as: Michael Porter, Clayton Christensen, Peter Drucker, John Kotter, Daniel Goleman, Jim Collins, Ted Levitt, Gary Hamel, W. Chan Kim, Renée Mauborgne and much more. The HBR’s 10 Must Reads Collection includes: HBR’s 10 Must Reads: The Essentials This book brings together the best thinking from management’s most influential experts. Once you’ve read these definitive articles, you can delve into each core topic the series explores: managing yourself, managing people, leadership, strategy, and change management. HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Managing Yourself The path to your professional success starts with a critical look in the mirror. Here’s how to stay engaged throughout your 50-year work life, tap into your deepest values, solicit candid feedback, replenish your physical and mental energy, and rebound from tough times. This book includes the bonus article “How Will You Measure Your Life?” by Clayton M. Christensen. HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Managing People Managing your employees is fraught with challenges, even if you’re a seasoned pro. Boost their performance by tailoring your management styles to their temperaments, motivating with responsibility rather than money, and fostering trust through solicited input. This book includes the bonus article “Leadership That Gets Results,” by Daniel Goleman. HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Leadership Are you an extraordinary leader—or just a good manager? Learn how to motivate others to excel, build your team’s confidence, set direction, encourage smart risk-taking, credit others for your success, and draw strength from adversity. This book includes the bonus article “What Makes an Effective Executive,” by Peter F. Drucker. HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Strategy Is your company spending too much time on strategy development, with too little to show for it? Discover what it takes to distinguish your company from rivals, clarify what it will (and won’t) do, create blue oceans of uncontested market space, and make your priorities explicit so employees can realize your vision. This book includes the bonus article “What Is Strategy?” by Michael E. Porter. HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Change Management Most companies’ change initiatives fail—but yours can beat the odds. Learn how to overcome addiction to the status quo, establish a sense of urgency, mobilize commitment and resources, silence naysayers, minimize the pain of change, and motivate change even when business is good. This book includes the bonus article “Leading Change,” by John P. Kotter. HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Innovation To innovate profitably, you need more than just creativity. Learn how to decide which ideas are worth pursuing, innovate through the front lines, tailor your efforts to meet customer’s needs, and avoid classic pitfalls. This book includes the bonus article “The Discipline of Innovation” by Peter F. Drucker. HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Communication The best leaders know how to communicate clearly and persuasively. From connecting with the audience and establishing credibility to inspiring others to carry out your vision, get the skills you need to express your ideas with clarity and impact—no matter what the situation. This book includes the bonus article “The Necessary Art of Persuasion” by Jay A. Conger. HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Collaboration Join forces with others inside and outside your organization to solve your toughest problems. Learn how to forge strong relationships, build a collaborative culture, and manage conflict wisely. This book includes the bonus article “Social Intelligence and the Biology of Leadership” by Daniel Goleman and Richard Boyatzis. HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Strategic Marketing Reinvent your marketing by putting it—and your customers—at the center of your business. Leading experts provide the insights and advice you need to figure out what business you’re really in, uncover your brand’s strengths and weaknesses, and end the war between sales and marketing. This book includes the bonus article “Marketing Myopia” by Theodore Levitt. HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Making Smart Decisions Discover why bad decisions happen to good managers—and how to make better ones. Get the skills you need to make bold decisions that challenge the status quo, support your decisions with data, and foster and address constructive criticism. This book includes the bonus article “Before You Make that Big Decision …” by Daniel Kahneman, Dan Lovallo, and Olivier Sibony. HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Teams Most teams underperform. Yours can beat the odds. Learn how to boost team performance through mutual accountability, motivate large, diverse groups to tackle complex projects, and increase your teams’ emotional intelligence. This book includes the bonus article “The Discipline of Teams” by John R. Katzenbach and Douglas K. Smith. About the HBR’s 10 Must Reads Series: HBR's 10 Must Reads series is the definitive collection of ideas and best practices for aspiring and experienced leaders alike. These books offer essential reading selected from the pages of Harvard Business Review on topics critical to the success of every manager. Each book is packed with advice and inspiration from the best minds in business.
Build the workforce of the future. In our volatile and complex era--which boasts a competitive market for top talent--HR's traditional model will fail. Your company needs to adopt the latest skills to successfully manage performance and evaluate potential. HBR's 10 Must Reads for HR Leaders Collection features innovative ideas on how to foster a vibrant, high-performing company culture, spearhead constructive change, and reap the benefits of a diverse workforce. Included in this five-book set are HBR's 10 Must Reads on Reinventing HR, HBR's 10 Must Reads on Change Management, HBR's 10 Must Reads on Building a Great Culture, HBR's 10 Must Reads on Diversity, and HBR's 10 Must Reads on Managing People. The collection includes fifty articles selected by HBR's editors from renowned thought leaders including Marcus Buckingham, W. Chan Kim, Renee Mauborgne, and Sylvia Ann Hewlett, plus the indispensable article "People Before Strategy" by Ram Charan, Dominic Barton, and Dennis Carey. With HBR's 10 Must Reads for HR Leaders Collection, break free from the traditional HR mindset and learn how to build the workforce of the future. HBR's 10 Must Reads paperback series is the definitive collection of books for new and experienced leaders alike. Leaders looking for the inspiration that big ideas provide, both to accelerate their own growth and that of their companies, should look no further. HBR's 10 Must Reads series focuses on the core topics that every ambitious manager needs to know: leadership, strategy, change, managing people, and managing yourself. Harvard Business Review has sorted through hundreds of articles and selected only the most essential reading on each topic. Each title includes timeless advice that will be relevant regardless of an ever‐changing business environment.