A Legacy of Spies

A Legacy of Spies
Author: John le Carré
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2017-09-05
ISBN 10: 0735234531
ISBN 13: 9780735234536
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Legacy of Spies Book Review:

The undisputed master returns with a riveting new book—his first Smiley novel in more than twenty-five years Peter Guillam, staunch colleague and disciple of George Smiley of the British Secret Service, otherwise known as the Circus, is living out his old age on the family farmstead on the south coast of Brittany when a letter from his old service summons him to London. The reason? His Cold War past has come back to claim him. Intelligence operations that were once the toast of secret London, and involved such characters as Alec Leamas, Jim Prideaux, George Smiley and Peter Guillam himself, are to be scrutinized by a generation with no memory of the Cold War and no patience for its justifications. Interweaving past and present so that each tells its own intense story, John le Carré has spun a single plot as ingenious and thrilling as the two predecessors on which it looks back: The Spy Who Came in from the Cold and Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy. In a story resonating with tension, humor and moral ambivalence, le Carré and his narrator Peter Guillam present the reader with a legacy of unforgettable characters, old and new.

The Constant Gardener

The Constant Gardener
Author: John le Carré
Publsiher: Penguin Canada
Total Pages: 504
Release: 2010-07-27
ISBN 10: 0143183036
ISBN 13: 9780143183037
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Constant Gardener Book Review:

Love. At any cost. Tessa Quayle-young, beautiful, and dearly beloved to husband Justin-is gruesomely murdered in northern Kenya. When Justin sets out on a personal odyssey to uncover the mystery of her death, what he finds could make him not only a suspect but also a target for Tessa's killers. A master chronicler of the betrayals of ordinary people caught in political conflict, John le Carré portrays the dark side of unbridled capitalism as only he can. In The Constant Gardener he tells a compelling, complex story of a man elevated through tragedy as Justin Quayle-amateur gardener, aging widower, and ineffectual bureaucrat-discovers his own natural resources and the extraordinary courage of the woman he barely had time to love.

With the Night Mail

With the Night Mail
Author: Rudyard Kipling
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 64
Release: 2017-03-17
ISBN 10: 1365831744
ISBN 13: 9781365831744
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

With the Night Mail Book Review:

1905 Dystopian Science Fiction, in two stories 'What under the stars are you doing here, you sky-scraping chimney-sweep?' he shouts as we two drift side by side. 'Do you know this is a Mail lane? You call yourself a sailor, sir? You ain't fit to peddle toy balloons to an Esquimaux. Your name and number! Report and get down, and be --!' 'I've been blown up once, ' the shock-headed man cries, hoarsely, as a dog barking. 'I don't care two flips of a contact for anything you can do, Postey.' 'Don't you, sir? But I'll make you care. I'll have you towed stern first to Disko and broke up. You can't recover insurance if you're broke for obstruction. Do you understand that?' Then the stranger bellows: 'Look at my propellers! There's been a wulli-wa down below that has knocked us into umbrella-frames! We've been blown up about forty thousand feet! We're all one conjuror's watch inside! My mate's arm's broke; my engineer's head's cut open; my Ray went out when the engines smashed; and... and...

The Night of the Long Knives

The Night of the Long Knives
Author: Fritz Leiber
Publsiher: Open Road Media
Total Pages: 74
Release: 2020-04-07
ISBN 10: 1504061438
ISBN 13: 9781504061438
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Night of the Long Knives Book Review:

A post-apocalyptic novel set in the nuclear wastelands of America from the Grand Master of Science Fiction and author of the Lankhmar series. Ray is armed and dangerous, suspicious of everyone he comes across in the decimated Deathlands and willing to fight to the death as he scavenges for food and weapons. Into his life comes Alice, just as wary but whose intentions are not violent. The two drifters forge an uneasy truce, but their bloodlust will be tested when an old man—a former homicidal maniac—offers them something almost too painful to contemplate: hope. “A dark, edgy story, Leiber deconstructs the madness of such aggression in turns overt and subtle. . . . The character study of a killer paranoid everyone is out to kill him . . . A hard-edged, slightly satirical look at mankind’s propensity toward murder in the context of free choice.” —Speculiction “Vividly describes a horrifying possible future America where nuclear war has ravaged the land and the human brain.” —Fantasy Literature

The Wisdom of Crowds

The Wisdom of Crowds
Author: James Surowiecki
Publsiher: Anchor
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2005-08-16
ISBN 10: 0307275051
ISBN 13: 9780307275059
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Wisdom of Crowds Book Review:

In this fascinating book, New Yorker business columnist James Surowiecki explores a deceptively simple idea: Large groups of people are smarter than an elite few, no matter how brilliant—better at solving problems, fostering innovation, coming to wise decisions, even predicting the future. With boundless erudition and in delightfully clear prose, Surowiecki ranges across fields as diverse as popular culture, psychology, ant biology, behavioral economics, artificial intelligence, military history, and politics to show how this simple idea offers important lessons for how we live our lives, select our leaders, run our companies, and think about our world.

Nancy Drew 50 The Double Jinx Mystery

Nancy Drew 50  The Double Jinx Mystery
Author: Carolyn Keene
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 192
Release: 1973-02-01
ISBN 10: 1101077514
ISBN 13: 9781101077511
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nancy Drew 50 The Double Jinx Mystery Book Review:

A bird of ill omen is mysteriously left on the Drews’ front lawn. Did the person who put it there do so with the intent of jinxing Nancy and her father? This strange incident involves Nancy in her famous father’s case concerning a rare bird farm threatened with destruction to make room for a high-rise apartment house complex. People who are opposed to the ruthless take-over of the farm are being made the victims of jinxing by bad luck symbols and other threats to their safety. Even Nancy and her friend Ned Nickerson become targets! Nancy soon realizes that helping honest people to overcome their superstitions and fears can be as challenging as tracking down criminals. The young detective’s thrilling adventures will keep the reader in breathless suspense from the first page to the last.

EPUB 3 Best Practices

EPUB 3 Best Practices
Author: Matt Garrish,Markus Gylling
Publsiher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
Total Pages: 372
Release: 2013-01-24
ISBN 10: 1449329152
ISBN 13: 9781449329150
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

EPUB 3 Best Practices Book Review:

Ready to take your ebooks to the next level with EPUB 3? This concise guide includes best practices and advice to help you navigate the format’s wide range of technologies and functionality. EPUB 3 is set to turn electronic publishing on its head with rich multimedia reading experiences and scripted interactivity, but this specification can be daunting to learn. This book provides you with a solid foundation. Written by people involved in the development of this specification, EPUB 3 Best Practices includes chapters that cover unique aspects of the EPUB publishing process, such as technology, content creation, and distribution. Get a comprehensive survey of accessible production features Learn new global language-support features, including right-to-left page progressions Embed content with EPUB 3’s new multimedia elements Make your content dynamic through scripting and interactive elements Work with publication and distribution metadata Create synchronized text and audio playback in reading systems Learn techniques for fixed and adaptive layouts

Night Shift

Night Shift
Author: Stephen King
Publsiher: Anchor
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2008-06-24
ISBN 10: 0385528841
ISBN 13: 9780385528849
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Night Shift Book Review:

More than twenty-five stories of horror and nightmarish fantasy transform everyday situations into experiences of compelling terror in the worlds of the living, the dying, and the nonliving.

In Five Years

In Five Years
Author: Rebecca Serle
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2020-03-10
ISBN 10: 1982137460
ISBN 13: 9781982137465
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

In Five Years Book Review:

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A Good Morning America, FabFitFun, and Marie Claire Book Club Pick “In Five Years is as clever as it is moving, the rare read-in-one-sitting novel you won’t forget.” —Chloe Benjamin, New York Times bestselling author of The Immortalists Perfect for fans of Me Before You and One Day—a striking, powerful, and moving love story following an ambitious lawyer who experiences an astonishing vision that could change her life forever. Where do you see yourself in five years? Dannie Kohan lives her life by the numbers. She is nothing like her lifelong best friend—the wild, whimsical, believes-in-fate Bella. Her meticulous planning seems to have paid off after she nails the most important job interview of her career and accepts her boyfriend’s marriage proposal in one fell swoop, falling asleep completely content. But when she awakens, she’s suddenly in a different apartment, with a different ring on her finger, and beside a very different man. Dannie spends one hour exactly five years in the future before she wakes again in her own home on the brink of midnight—but it is one hour she cannot shake. In Five Years is an unforgettable love story, but it is not the one you’re expecting.

Speak The Graphic Novel

Speak  The Graphic Novel
Author: Laurie Halse Anderson
Publsiher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2018-02-06
ISBN 10: 1466897872
ISBN 13: 9781466897878
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Speak The Graphic Novel Book Review:

The critically acclaimed, award-winning, modern classic Speak is now a stunning graphic novel. "Speak up for yourself—we want to know what you have to say." From the first moment of her freshman year at Merryweather High, Melinda knows this is a big fat lie, part of the nonsense of high school. She is friendless—an outcast—because she busted an end-of-summer party by calling the cops, so now nobody will talk to her, let alone listen to her. Through her work on an art project, she is finally able to face what really happened that night: She was raped by an upperclassman, a guy who still attends Merryweather and is still a threat to her. With powerful illustrations by Emily Carroll, Laurie Halse Anderson's Speak: The Graphic Novel comes alive for new audiences and fans of the classic novel. This title has Common Core connections.

Win at Work and Succeed at Life

Win at Work and Succeed at Life
Author: Michael Hyatt,Megan Hyatt Miller
Publsiher: Baker Books
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2021-04-20
ISBN 10: 1493428705
ISBN 13: 9781493428700
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Win at Work and Succeed at Life Book Review:

Great leaders are driven to win. Yet career wins can come at great cost to your health, relationships, and personal well-being. Why does it seem impossible to both win at work and succeed at life? Michael Hyatt and Megan Hyatt Miller know we can do better because he's seen it in his more than four decades as a successful executive and a loving and present husband and father. Today Michael and his daughter, Megan Hyatt Miller, coach leaders to live the double win. Backed by scholarly research from organizational science and psychology, and illustrated with eye-opening case studies from across the business spectrum and their own coaching clients. Win at Work and Succeed at Life is their manifesto on how you can achieve work-life balance and restore your sanity. With clarity, humor, and plenty of motivation, Win at Work and Succeed at Life gives you - an understanding of the historical and cultural forces that have led to overworking - 5 principles to rethink work and productivity from the ground up - simple but proven practices that enable you to slow down and reclaim your life - and more Refuse the false choice of career versus family. You can achieve the double win in life.

The Manager as Coach

The Manager as Coach
Author: Jerry W. Gilley,Ann Maycunich Gilley
Publsiher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Total Pages: 142
Release: 2007
ISBN 10: 9780275992903
ISBN 13: 027599290X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Manager as Coach Book Review:

Whether large or small, manufacturing or service, every organization selects managers and assigns them the task of securing results through people. In theory, managers serve as guides, directors, decision makers, and energizers for their employees. Unfort

The Procurement and Supply Manager s Desk Reference

The Procurement and Supply Manager s Desk Reference
Author: Fred Sollish,John Semanik
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2007-07-20
ISBN 10: 0470130881
ISBN 13: 9780470130889
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Procurement and Supply Manager s Desk Reference Book Review:

The Big Book of Conflict Resolution Games Quick Effective Activities to Improve Communication Trust and Collaboration

The Big Book of Conflict Resolution Games  Quick  Effective Activities to Improve Communication  Trust and Collaboration
Author: Mary Scannell
Publsiher: McGraw Hill Professional
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2010-05-28
ISBN 10: 0071743669
ISBN 13: 9780071743662
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Big Book of Conflict Resolution Games Quick Effective Activities to Improve Communication Trust and Collaboration Book Review:

Make workplace conflict resolution a game that EVERYBODY wins! Recent studies show that typical managers devote more than a quarter of their time to resolving coworker disputes. The Big Book of Conflict-Resolution Games offers a wealth of activities and exercises for groups of any size that let you manage your business (instead of managing personalities). Part of the acclaimed, bestselling Big Books series, this guide offers step-by-step directions and customizable tools that empower you to heal rifts arising from ineffective communication, cultural/personality clashes, and other specific problem areas—before they affect your organization's bottom line. Let The Big Book of Conflict-Resolution Games help you to: Build trust Foster morale Improve processes Overcome diversity issues And more Dozens of physical and verbal activities help create a safe environment for teams to explore several common forms of conflict—and their resolution. Inexpensive, easy-to-implement, and proved effective at Fortune 500 corporations and mom-and-pop businesses alike, the exercises in The Big Book of Conflict-Resolution Games delivers everything you need to make your workplace more efficient, effective, and engaged.

Eye of the Storm

Eye of the Storm
Author: John Ringo
Publsiher: Baen Publishing Enterprises
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2009-07-01
ISBN 10: 1618247301
ISBN 13: 9781618247308
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Eye of the Storm Book Review:

The Fight for the Galaxy is On! Earth's Posleen invasion is contained¾at a huge cost in human blood and anguish. Now hard-nosed commander Mike O'Neal discovers that he's saved our world only to unwittingly lead humanity into slavery. It's another twist of the knife in the human back courtesy of those wannabe Masters of the Universe, the Darhel. But the Darhel are about to experience an even nastier revelation of their own. For there are other universes¾universes with occupants so ravenous they make the Posleen horde seem like a Boy Scout troop. Occupants with the mind-bending power to open a door between realities¾and invade a certain double-spiral galaxy like the plague! As war turns to rout and slaughter, the Darhel have no choice but to beg the one man who hates them more than anything to lead the counter-attack. General O'Neal, welcome to your destiny. The galaxy that betrayed you is now depending on you for salvation! At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management). At long last ¾ the latest and greatest entry in military SF master John Ringo's ground-breaking "Posleen War" series, and a direct sequel to his New York Times best-seller Hell's Faire. "If Tom Clancy were writing SF, it would read much like John Ringo." ¾Philadelphia Weekly Press. "[Combines] fast-moving battle scenes with vignettes of individual courage and sacrifice." ¾Library Journal on New York Times and USA Today best-seller John Ringo's "Posleen War" saga.

Teach Yourself VISUALLY LinkedIn

Teach Yourself VISUALLY LinkedIn
Author: Lance Whitney
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2014-07-22
ISBN 10: 1118890280
ISBN 13: 9781118890288
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Teach Yourself VISUALLY LinkedIn Book Review:

The Manager as Change Leader

The Manager as Change Leader
Author: Ann Maycunich Gilley
Publsiher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Total Pages: 133
Release: 2005
ISBN 10: 9780275985974
ISBN 13: 0275985970
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Manager as Change Leader Book Review:

The manager's guide to developing exceptional change management skills.

Savage

Savage
Author: Claudio Macor
Publsiher: Oberon Books
Total Pages: 120
Release: 2016-06-28
ISBN 10: 1783197803
ISBN 13: 9781783197804
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Savage Book Review:

The shocking story of brutal medical experiments on gay men by the Nazis. Copenhagen 1940. Zack and Nikolai are happy in love and enjoy a blissful lifestyle on the gay scene until they are arrested during the Nazi invasion of Denmark. Zack, an American attaché with diplomatic immunity goes free. But Nikolai is handed over to the notorious Dr Carl Værnet who claims to have discovered a ‘cure’ for homosexuality. Værnet was encouraged by the Nazis to conduct cruel experiments on homosexuals which left them mutilated for life. The choice was to suffer this torture or die in a concentration camp. A Holocaust story which resonates through history.

Divisadero

Divisadero
Author: Michael Ondaatje
Publsiher: Vintage Canada
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2009-04-16
ISBN 10: 0307372073
ISBN 13: 9780307372079
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Divisadero Book Review:

From the celebrated author of The English Patient and In the Skin of a Lion comes a remarkable new novel of intersecting lives that ranges across continents and time. In the 1970s in northern California, near Gold Rush country, a father and his teenage daughters, Anna and Claire, work their farm with the help of Coop, an enigmatic young man who makes his home with them. Theirs is a makeshift family, until it is riven by an incident of violence — of both hand and heart — that sets fire to the rest of their lives. Divisadero takes us from the city of San Francisco to the raucous backrooms of Nevada’s casinos, and eventually to the landscape of south central France. It is here, outside a small rural village, that Anna becomes immersed in the life and the world of a writer from an earlier time — Lucien Segura. His compelling story, which has its beginnings at the turn of the century, circles around “the raw truth” of Anna’s own life, the one she’s left behind but can never truly leave. And as the narrative moves back and forth in time and place, we discover each of the characters managing to find some foothold in a present rough-hewn from the past. Breathtakingly evoked and with unforgettable characters, Divisadero is a multi-layered novel about passion, loss, and the unshakable past, about the often discordant demands of family, love, and memory. It is Michael Ondaatje’s most intimate and beautiful novel to date.

Mr Chartwell

Mr  Chartwell
Author: Rebecca Hunt
Publsiher: Dial Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2011-02-08
ISBN 10: 0679604340
ISBN 13: 9780679604341
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mr Chartwell Book Review:

July 1964. Chartwell House, Kent: Winston Churchill wakes at dawn. There’s a dark, mute “presence” in the room that focuses on him with rapt concentration. It’s Mr. Chartwell. Soon after, in London, Esther Hammerhans, a librarian at the House of Commons, goes to answer the door to her new lodger. Through the glass she sees a vast silhouette the size of a mattress. It’s Mr. Chartwell. Charismatic, dangerously seductive, Mr. Chartwell unites the eminent statesman at the end of his career and the vulnerable young woman. But can they withstand Mr. Chartwell’s strange, powerful charms and his stranglehold on their lives? Can they even explain who or what he is and why he has come to visit? In this utterly original, moving, funny, and exuberant novel, Rebecca Hunt explores how two unlikely lives collide as Mr. Chartwell’s motives are revealed to be far darker and deeper than they at first seem.