The Revenge of Geography

The Revenge of Geography
Author: Robert D. Kaplan
Publsiher: Random House Incorporated
Total Pages: 403
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 1400069831
ISBN 13: 9781400069835
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Revenge of Geography Book Review:

The best-selling author of Balkan Ghosts presents a timely and provocative response to The World Is Flat that draws on the insights of leading geographers and geopolitical thinkers to present a holistic interpretation of the next cycle of conflict throughout Eurasia that considers such topics as European debt, Chinese power and the role of Iran.

By Fire, by Water

By Fire, by Water
Author: Mitchell James Kaplan
Publsiher: Other Press, LLC
Total Pages: 284
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 1590513525
ISBN 13: 9781590513521
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

By Fire, by Water Book Review:

Luis de Santâangel, chancellor to the Spanish king, is a Jewish convert to Christianity, however, when he is implicated in the murder of an official of the Spanish Inquisition who executed a Jewish associate of his, Luis and his family become the next targets of the feared institution.

Humans Need Not Apply

Humans Need Not Apply
Author: Jerry Kaplan
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 258
Release: 2015-08-04
ISBN 10: 0300216416
ISBN 13: 9780300216417
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Humans Need Not Apply Book Review:

An “intriguing, insightful” look at how algorithms and robots could lead to social unrest—and how to avoid it (The Economist, Books of the Year). After decades of effort, researchers are finally cracking the code on artificial intelligence. Society stands on the cusp of unprecedented change, driven by advances in robotics, machine learning, and perception powering systems that rival or exceed human capabilities. Driverless cars, robotic helpers, and intelligent agents that promote our interests have the potential to usher in a new age of affluence and leisure—but as AI expert and Silicon Valley entrepreneur Jerry Kaplan warns, the transition may be protracted and brutal unless we address the two great scourges of the modern developed world: volatile labor markets and income inequality. In Humans Need Not Apply, he proposes innovative, free-market adjustments to our economic system and social policies to avoid an extended period of social turmoil. His timely and accessible analysis of the promises and perils of AI is a must-read for business leaders and policy makers on both sides of the aisle. “A reminder that AI systems don’t need red laser eyes to be dangerous.”—Times Higher Education Supplement “Kaplan…sidesteps the usual arguments of techno-optimism and dystopia, preferring to go for pragmatic solutions to a shrinking pool of jobs.”—Financial Times

Grendel's Guide to Love and War

Grendel's Guide to Love and War
Author: A. E. Kaplan
Publsiher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2017
ISBN 10: 0399555544
ISBN 13: 9780399555541
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Grendel's Guide to Love and War Book Review:

"A tale of rivalry, romance, and existential angst"--Jacket.

French Lessons

French Lessons
Author: Alice Kaplan
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2018-04-19
ISBN 10: 022656648X
ISBN 13: 9780226566481
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

French Lessons Book Review:

Brilliantly uniting the personal and the critical, French Lessons is a powerful autobiographical experiment. It tells the story of an American woman escaping into the French language and of a scholar and teacher coming to grips with her history of learning. Kaplan begins with a distinctly American quest for an imaginary France of the intelligence. But soon her infatuation with all things French comes up against the dark, unimagined recesses of French political and cultural life. The daughter of a Jewish lawyer who prosecuted Nazi war criminals at Nuremburg, Kaplan grew up in the 1960s in the Midwest. After her father's death when she was seven, French became her way of "leaving home" and finding herself in another language and culture. In spare, midwestern prose, by turns intimate and wry, Kaplan describes how, as a student in a Swiss boarding school and later in a junior year abroad in Bordeaux, she passionately sought the French "r," attentively honed her accent, and learned the idioms of her French lover. When, as a graduate student, her passion for French culture turned to the elegance and sophistication of its intellectual life, she found herself drawn to the language and style of the novelist Louis-Ferdinand Celine. At the same time she was repulsed by his anti-Semitism. At Yale in the late 70s, during the heyday of deconstruction she chose to transgress its apolitical purity and work on a subject "that made history impossible to ignore:" French fascist intellectuals. Kaplan's discussion of the "de Man affair" — the discovery that her brilliant and charismatic Yale professor had written compromising articles for the pro-Nazi Belgian press—and her personal account of the paradoxes of deconstruction are among the most compelling available on this subject. French Lessons belongs in the company of Sartre's Words and the memoirs of Nathalie Sarraute, Annie Ernaux, and Eva Hoffman. No book so engrossingly conveys both the excitement of learning and the moral dilemmas of the intellectual life.

What to Ask the Person in the Mirror

What to Ask the Person in the Mirror
Author: Robert S. Kaplan
Publsiher: Harvard Business Press
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 1422170012
ISBN 13: 9781422170014
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

What to Ask the Person in the Mirror Book Review:

Harvard Business School professor and business leader Robert Kaplan presents a process for asking the big questions that will enable you to diagnose problems, change course if necessary, and advance your career.

The Most Dangerous Branch

The Most Dangerous Branch
Author: David A. Kaplan
Publsiher: Broadway Books
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2019-10-08
ISBN 10: 1524759910
ISBN 13: 9781524759919
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Most Dangerous Branch Book Review:

Taking us inside the secret world of the Supreme Court, [this book] is an incisive look at how the justices undermine the rule of the other branches of government--and how we've come to accept it at our peril. Never before has the Supreme Court been more central in American life. It is the nine justices who too often now decide the controversial issues of our time--from abortion and same-sex marriage to gun control, campaign finance, and voting rights. The Court is so crucial that many voters in 2016 made their choice for president based on whom they thought their candidate would name to the Court. Donald Trump picked Neil Gorsuch--the key decision of his new administration. The next justice--replacing Anthony Kennedy--will be even more important, holding the swing vote over so much social policy. Is that really how democracy is supposed to work? Based on exclusive interviews with the justices and dozens of their law clerks, prize-winning legal journalist David A. Kaplan provides fresh details about life behind the scenes at the Court--Clarence Thomas's simmering rage, Antonin Scalia's death, Ruth Bader Ginsburg"s celebrity, Breyer Bingo, the petty feuding between Gorsuch and the chief justice, and what John Roberts thinks about his critics. In the bestselling tradition of The Nine and The Brethren, Kaplan presents a sweeping narrative of the justices' aggrandizement of power over the decades--from Roe v. Wade to Bush v. Gore to Citizens United to the rulings of the 2017-18 term. But the arrogance of the Court isn't partisan: Conservative and liberal justices alike are guilty of overreach. Challenging conventional wisdom about the Court's transcendent power, [this book] is sure to rile both sides of the political aisle."--Dust jacket.

We Regret to Inform You

We Regret to Inform You
Author: Ariel Kaplan
Publsiher: Ember
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2020-05-19
ISBN 10: 1524773735
ISBN 13: 9781524773731
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

We Regret to Inform You Book Review:

When high-achiever Mischa is rejected from every college she applies to, she teams up with a group of hacker girls to find who altered her transcript and set things right.

I Was a Child

I Was a Child
Author: Bruce Eric Kaplan
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2015-04-14
ISBN 10: 0698156005
ISBN 13: 9780698156005
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

I Was a Child Book Review:

An illustrated memoir by renowned New Yorker cartoonist Bruce Eric Kaplan. “If The Little Prince had crash-landed, instead of in the Sahara, into a middle-class Jewish home in Maplewood, N.J. in the late 1960s, it might feel something like I Was a Child.”—The Hollywood Reporter Bruce Eric Kaplan, also known as BEK, is one of the most celebrated and admired cartoonists in America. I Was a Child is the story of his childhood in suburban New Jersey, detailing the small moments we all experience: going to school, playing with friends, family dinners, watching TV on a hot summer night, and so on. It would seem like a conventional childhood, although Kaplan's anecdotes are accompanied by his signature drawings of family outings and life at home-road trips, milk crates, hamsters, ashtrays, a toupee, a platypus, and much more. Kaplan's cartoons, although simple, are never straightforward; they encompass an easy irony and dark humor that often cuts straight to the truth of experience. Brilliantly relatable and genuinely moving, I Was a Child is about our attempts to understand the mysteries that are our parents, our families, and ourselves.

Between Dignity and Despair

Between Dignity and Despair
Author: Marion A. Kaplan
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 303
Release: 1999-06-10
ISBN 10: 9780195313581
ISBN 13: 0195313585
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Between Dignity and Despair Book Review:

Between Dignity and Despair draws on the extraordinary memoirs, diaries, interviews, and letters of Jewish women and men to give us the first intimate portrait of Jewish life in Nazi Germany. Kaplan tells the story of Jews in Germany not from the hindsight of the Holocaust, nor by focusing on the persecutors, but from the bewildered and ambiguous perspective of Jews trying to navigate their daily lives in a world that was becoming more and more insane. Answering the charge that Jews should have left earlier, Kaplan shows that far from seeming inevitable, the Holocaust was impossible to foresee precisely because Nazi repression occurred in irregular and unpredictable steps until the massive violence of Novemer 1938. Then the flow of emigration turned into a torrent, only to be stopped by the war. By that time Jews had been evicted from their homes, robbed of their possessions and their livelihoods, shunned by their former friends, persecuted by their neighbors, and driven into forced labor. For those trapped in Germany, mere survival became a nightmare of increasingly desperate options. Many took their own lives to retain at least some dignity in death; others went underground and endured the fears of nightly bombings and the even greater terror of being discovered by the Nazis. Most were murdered. All were pressed to the limit of human endurance and human loneliness. Focusing on the fate of families and particularly women's experience, Between Dignity and Despair takes us into the neighborhoods, into the kitchens, shops, and schools, to give us the shape and texture, the very feel of what it was like to be a Jew in Nazi Germany.

Willing's Press Guide

Willing's Press Guide
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2004
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: PSU:000055329378
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Willing's Press Guide Book Review:

The Story of Jane

The Story of Jane
Author: Laura Kaplan
Publsiher: Pantheon
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2016-12-21
ISBN 10: 1524746959
ISBN 13: 9781524746957
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Story of Jane Book Review:

An extraordinary history by one of its members, this is the first account of Jane's evolution, the conflicts within the group, and the impact its work had both on the women it helped and the members themselves. This book stands as a compelling testament to a woman's most essential freedom--control over her own body--and to the power of women helping women.

Startup

Startup
Author: Jerry Kaplan
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2014-07-08
ISBN 10: 0544391276
ISBN 13: 9780544391277
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Startup Book Review:

Jerry Kaplan had a dream: he would redefine the known universe (and get very rich) by creating a new kind of computer. All he needed was sixty million dollars, a few hundred employees, a maniacal belief in his ability to win the Silicon Valley startup game. Kaplan, a well-known figure in the computer industry, founded GO Corporation in 1987, and for several years it was one of the hottest new ventures in the Valley. Startup tells the story of Kaplan's wild ride: how he assembled a brilliant but fractious team of engineers, software designers, and investors; pioneered the emerging market for hand-held computers operated with a pen instead of a keyboard; and careened from crisis to crisis without ever losing his passion for his revolutionary idea. Along the way, Kaplan vividly recreates his encounters with eccentric employees, risk-addicted venture capitalists, and industry giants such as Bill Gates and John Sculley. And no one -- including Kaplan himself -- is spared his sharp wit.

The Bomb

The Bomb
Author: Fred Kaplan
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2020-01-28
ISBN 10: 1982107316
ISBN 13: 9781982107314
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Bomb Book Review:

From the author the classic The Wizards of Armageddon and Pulitzer Prize finalist comes the definitive history of American policy on nuclear war—and Presidents’ actions in nuclear crises—from Truman to Trump. Fred Kaplan, hailed by The New York Times as “a rare combination of defense intellectual and pugnacious reporter,” takes us into the White House Situation Room, the Joint Chiefs of Staff’s “Tank” in the Pentagon, and the vast chambers of Strategic Command to bring us the untold stories—based on exclusive interviews and previously classified documents—of how America’s presidents and generals have thought about, threatened, broached, and just barely avoided nuclear war from the dawn of the atomic age until today. Kaplan’s historical research and deep reporting will stand as the permanent record of politics. Discussing theories that have dominated nightmare scenarios from Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Kaplan presents the unthinkable in terms of mass destruction and demonstrates how the nuclear war reality will not go away, regardless of the dire consequences.

Our American Israel

Our American Israel
Author: Amy Kaplan
Publsiher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 350
Release: 2018-09-17
ISBN 10: 0674989929
ISBN 13: 9780674989924
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Our American Israel Book Review:

How did a Jewish state come to resonate profoundly with Americans in the twentieth century? Since WWII, Israel’s identity has been entangled with America’s belief in its own exceptionalism. Turning a critical eye on the two nations’ turbulent history together, Amy Kaplan unearths the roots of controversies that may well divide them in the future.

The Challenger Sale

The Challenger Sale
Author: Matthew Dixon,Brent Adamson
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2011-11-10
ISBN 10: 1101545895
ISBN 13: 9781101545898
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Challenger Sale Book Review:

What's the secret to sales success? If you're like most business leaders, you'd say it's fundamentally about relationships-and you'd be wrong. The best salespeople don't just build relationships with customers. They challenge them. The need to understand what top-performing reps are doing that their average performing colleagues are not drove Matthew Dixon, Brent Adamson, and their colleagues at Corporate Executive Board to investigate the skills, behaviors, knowledge, and attitudes that matter most for high performance. And what they discovered may be the biggest shock to conventional sales wisdom in decades. Based on an exhaustive study of thousands of sales reps across multiple industries and geographies, The Challenger Sale argues that classic relationship building is a losing approach, especially when it comes to selling complex, large-scale business-to-business solutions. The authors' study found that every sales rep in the world falls into one of five distinct profiles, and while all of these types of reps can deliver average sales performance, only one-the Challenger- delivers consistently high performance. Instead of bludgeoning customers with endless facts and features about their company and products, Challengers approach customers with unique insights about how they can save or make money. They tailor their sales message to the customer's specific needs and objectives. Rather than acquiescing to the customer's every demand or objection, they are assertive, pushing back when necessary and taking control of the sale. The things that make Challengers unique are replicable and teachable to the average sales rep. Once you understand how to identify the Challengers in your organization, you can model their approach and embed it throughout your sales force. The authors explain how almost any average-performing rep, once equipped with the right tools, can successfully reframe customers' expectations and deliver a distinctive purchase experience that drives higher levels of customer loyalty and, ultimately, greater growth.

Bball Basics for Kids

Bball Basics for Kids
Author: Coach Bobby Kaplan
Publsiher: iUniverse
Total Pages: 125
Release: 2012-08
ISBN 10: 1462043739
ISBN 13: 9781462043736
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bball Basics for Kids Book Review:

Provides instructions and skills for developing essential basketball skills, covering ball handling, shooting, passing, defense, and rebounding.

Innerspace

Innerspace
Author: Aryeh Kaplan
Publsiher: Moznaim Publishing Corporation
Total Pages: 254
Release: 1990
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105000151055
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Innerspace Book Review:

Based on a series of lectures that Rabbi Aryeh Kaplan gave to a small group of students in Brooklyn in 1981, this contains transcripts of the series on the kabbalistic system, and testifies to his wonderful ability to transmit profound ideas in a readily-graspable way. Although this is an introductory text, it contains many perspectives that are expressed in a unique way, so it would be quite valuable even for the more advanced student of Jewish mysticism.

The Moral Laboratory

The Moral Laboratory
Author: Frank Hakemulder
Publsiher: John Benjamins Publishing
Total Pages: 205
Release: 2000-06-15
ISBN 10: 9027298548
ISBN 13: 9789027298546
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Moral Laboratory Book Review:

The idea that reading literature changes the reader seems as old as literature itself. Through the ages philosophers, writers, and literary scholars have suggested it affects norms, empathic ability, self-concept, beliefs, etc. This book examines what we actually know about these effects. And it finds strong evidence for the old claims. However, it remains unclear what aspects of the reading experience are responsible for these effects. Applying methods of the social sciences to this particular problem of literary theory, this book presents a psychological explanation based upon the conception of literature as a moral laboratory. A series of experiments examines whether imagining oneself in the shoes of characters affects beliefs about what it must be like to be someone else, and whether it affects beliefs about consequences of behavior. The results have implications for the role literature could play in society, for instance, in an alternative for traditional moral education.

The Sense of an Ending

The Sense of an Ending
Author: Julian Barnes
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2011-10-05
ISBN 10: 0307957330
ISBN 13: 9780307957337
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Sense of an Ending Book Review:

Winner of the 2011 Man Booker Prize By an acclaimed writer at the height of his powers, The Sense of an Ending extends a streak of extraordinary books that began with the best-selling Arthur & George and continued with Nothing to Be Frightened Of and, most recently, Pulse. This intense new novel follows a middle-aged man as he contends with a past he has never much thought about—until his closest childhood friends return with a vengeance, one of them from the grave, another maddeningly present. Tony Webster thought he’d left all this behind as he built a life for himself, and by now his marriage and family and career have fallen into an amicable divorce and retirement. But he is then presented with a mysterious legacy that obliges him to reconsider a variety of things he thought he’d understood all along, and to revise his estimation of his own nature and place in the world. A novel so compelling that it begs to be read in a single sitting, with stunning psychological and emotional depth and sophistication, The Sense of an Ending is a brilliant new chapter in Julian Barnes’s oeuvre.