The Power of Half

The Power of Half
Author: Kevin Salwen,Hannah Salwen
Publsiher: HMH
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2010-02-10
ISBN 10: 0547486219
ISBN 13: 9780547486215
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Power of Half Book Review:

A true story of making a difference: “What does your family stand for? Read this book—it will change your life” (Daniel H. Pink). It all started when fourteen-year-old Hannah Salwen had a “eureka” moment. Seeing a homeless man in her neighborhood at the same moment when a glistening Mercedes coupe pulled up, she said “You know, Dad, if that man had a less nice car, that man there could have a meal.” Until that day, the Salwens had been caught up like so many of us in the classic American dream—providing a good life for their children, accumulating more and more stuff, doing their part but not really feeling it. So when Hannah was stopped in her tracks by this glaring disparity, her parents knew they had to do something. As a family, they made the extraordinary decision to sell their Atlanta mansion, downsize to a house half its size, and give half of the sale price to a worthy charity. What began as an outlandish scheme became a remarkable journey that transported them across the globe and well out of their comfort zone. In the end they learned that they had the power to change a little corner of the world—and found that it changed them, too. “You feel lighter reading this book, as if the heavy weight of house and car and appliances, the need to collect these things to feel safe as a family, are lifted and replaced by something that makes much more sense.” —Los Angeles Times

The Power of a Half Hour

The Power of a Half Hour
Author: Tommy Barnett
Publsiher: WaterBrook Press
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2014-12-16
ISBN 10: 0307731863
ISBN 13: 9780307731869
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Power of a Half Hour Book Review:

"The Power of a Half Hour is full of unique, practical, and God-inspired truths to keep your time focused on all that God has called you to do. If you apply these principles...they will bring renewed purpose and inspiration to your life." --Joyce Meyer, Bible teacher and best-selling author "Allow the deep revelations and years of wisdom from this man of God to impart health and life into your faith journey." --Brian Houston, senior pastor, Hillsong Church Turn your fleeting minutes into defining moments. What can you do in thirty minutes? Have lunch? Watch television? Check Facebook? How about change your life? Why do some people achieve far more than others? We all get the same twenty-four hours in a day, yet a special few seem to have superhuman abilities when it comes to accomplishing great things in life. Tommy Barnett, a proven master at "getting things done," says the key to maximizing your productivity is to make use of small, manageable moments in your day--just thirty minutes at a time. In this remarkably practical book, Tommy shows how to begin a whole new life of fruitfulness. You'll see immediate results in all areas of your life, including your-- - Purpose and values - Personal goals - Faith - Character and attitude - Dreams - Career - Relationships - Marriage and family - Church involvement and ministry Why not change time from being your worst enemy to your everlasting friend? It all starts with the amazing things you can do in only a half hour. Through inspiring stories and biblical principles, discover how your downtime can have a major upside. Get going--you don't have a minute to lose!

Women of power

Women of power
Author: Skard, Torild
Publsiher: Policy Press
Total Pages: 576
Release: 2014-07-30
ISBN 10: 1447316371
ISBN 13: 9781447316374
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Women of power Book Review:

CHOICE OUTSTANDING ACADEMIC TITLE 2015 Do women national leaders represent a breakthrough for the women’s movement, or is women’s leadership weaker than the numbers imply? This unique book, written by an experienced politician and academic, is the first to provide a comprehensive overview of how and why women in 53 countries rose to the top in the years since World War II. Packed with fascinating case studies detailing the rise to power of all 73 female presidents and prime ministers from around the world, from 1960 (when the first was elected) to 2010, the motives, achievements and life stories of the female top leaders, including findings from interviews carried out by the author, provide a nuanced picture of women in power. The book will have wide international appeal to students, academics, government officials, women’s rights activists and political activists, as well as anyone interested in international affairs, politics, social issues, gender and equality.

The Power of a Half Hour

The Power of a Half Hour
Author: Tommy Barnett
Publsiher: Maribeth G. Heflin
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2013-12-17
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13:
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Power of a Half Hour Book Review:

Turn your fleeting minutes into defining moments. What can you do in 30 minutes? Have lunch? Watch television? Check Facebook? How about change your life? Why do some people achieve far more than others? We all get the same 24 hours in a day, yet a special few seem to have superhuman abilities when it comes to accomplishing great things in life. Tommy Barnett, a proven master at "getting things done," says the key to maximizing your productivity is to make use of small, manageable moments in your day--just 30 minutes at a time. In this remarkably practical book, Tommy shows how to begin a whole new life of fruitfulness. You'll see immediate results in all areas of your life, including your-- · Purpose and values · Personal goals · Faith · Character and attitude · Dreams · Career · ...

The 48 Laws of Power

The 48 Laws of Power
Author: Robert Greene
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2000-09-01
ISBN 10: 9781101042458
ISBN 13: 1101042451
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The 48 Laws of Power Book Review:

Amoral, cunning, ruthless, and instructive, this multi-million-copy New York Times bestseller is the definitive manual for anyone interested in gaining, observing, or defending against ultimate control – from the author of The Laws of Human Nature. In the book that People magazine proclaimed “beguiling” and “fascinating,” Robert Greene and Joost Elffers have distilled three thousand years of the history of power into 48 essential laws by drawing from the philosophies of Machiavelli, Sun Tzu, and Carl Von Clausewitz and also from the lives of figures ranging from Henry Kissinger to P.T. Barnum. Some laws teach the need for prudence (“Law 1: Never Outshine the Master”), others teach the value of confidence (“Law 28: Enter Action with Boldness”), and many recommend absolute self-preservation (“Law 15: Crush Your Enemy Totally”). Every law, though, has one thing in common: an interest in total domination. In a bold and arresting two-color package, The 48 Laws of Power is ideal whether your aim is conquest, self-defense, or simply to understand the rules of the game.

The Half Has Never Been Told

The Half Has Never Been Told
Author: Edward E. Baptist
Publsiher: Basic Books
Total Pages: 560
Release: 2016-10-25
ISBN 10: 0465097685
ISBN 13: 9780465097685
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Half Has Never Been Told Book Review:

A groundbreaking, must-read history demonstrating that America's economic supremacy was built on the backs of slaves Americans tend to cast slavery as a pre-modern institution -- the nation's original sin, perhaps, but isolated in time and divorced from America's later success. But to do so robs the millions who suffered in bondage of their full legacy. As historian Edward E. Baptist reveals in the prizewinning The Half Has Never Been Told, the expansion of slavery in the first eight decades after American independence drove the evolution and modernization of the United States. In the span of a single lifetime, the South grew from a narrow coastal strip of worn-out tobacco plantations to a continental cotton empire, and the United States grew into a modern, industrial, and capitalist economy. Told through intimate slave narratives, plantation records, newspapers, and the words of politicians, entrepreneurs, and escaped slaves, The Half Has Never Been Told offers a radical new interpretation of American history. Bloomberg View Top Ten Nonfiction Books of 2014 Daily Beast Best Nonfiction Books of 2014 Winner of the 2015 Avery O. Craven Prize from the Organization of American HistoriansWinner of the 2015 Sidney Hillman Prize

Half of a Yellow Sun

Half of a Yellow Sun
Author: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Publsiher: Vintage Canada
Total Pages: 560
Release: 2010-10-29
ISBN 10: 9780307373540
ISBN 13: 0307373541
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Half of a Yellow Sun Book Review:

With her award-winning debut novel, Purple Hibiscus, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie was heralded by the Washington Post Book World as the “21st century daughter” of Chinua Achebe. Now, in her masterly, haunting new novel, she recreates a seminal moment in modern African history: Biafra’s impassioned struggle to establish an independent republic in Nigeria during the 1960s. With the effortless grace of a natural storyteller, Adichie weaves together the lives of five characters caught up in the extraordinary tumult of the decade. Fifteen-year-old Ugwu is houseboy to Odenigbo, a university professor who sends him to school, and in whose living room Ugwu hears voices full of revolutionary zeal. Odenigbo’s beautiful mistress, Olanna, a sociology teacher, is running away from her parents’ world of wealth and excess; Kainene, her urbane twin, is taking over their father’s business; and Kainene’s English lover, Richard, forms a bridge between their two worlds. As we follow these intertwined lives through a military coup, the Biafran secession and the subsequent war, Adichie brilliantly evokes the promise, and intimately, the devastating disappointments that marked this time and place. Epic, ambitious and triumphantly realized, Half of a Yellow Sun is a more powerful, dramatic and intensely emotional picture of modern Africa than any we have had before. From the Hardcover edition.

Cloud Atlas

Cloud Atlas
Author: David Mitchell
Publsiher: Vintage Canada
Total Pages: 528
Release: 2010-07-16
ISBN 10: 0307373576
ISBN 13: 9780307373571
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Cloud Atlas Book Review:

By the New York Times bestselling author of The Bone Clocks | Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize A postmodern visionary and one of the leading voices in twenty-first-century fiction, David Mitchell combines flat-out adventure, a Nabokovian love of puzzles, a keen eye for character, and a taste for mind-bending, philosophical and scientific speculation in the tradition of Umberto Eco, Haruki Murakami, and Philip K. Dick. The result is brilliantly original fiction as profound as it is playful. In this groundbreaking novel, an influential favorite among a new generation of writers, Mitchell explores with daring artistry fundamental questions of reality and identity. Cloud Atlas begins in 1850 with Adam Ewing, an American notary voyaging from the Chatham Isles to his home in California. Along the way, Ewing is befriended by a physician, Dr. Goose, who begins to treat him for a rare species of brain parasite. . . . Abruptly, the action jumps to Belgium in 1931, where Robert Frobisher, a disinherited bisexual composer, contrives his way into the household of an infirm maestro who has a beguiling wife and a nubile daughter. . . . From there we jump to the West Coast in the 1970s and a troubled reporter named Luisa Rey, who stumbles upon a web of corporate greed and murder that threatens to claim her life. . . . And onward, with dazzling virtuosity, to an inglorious present-day England; to a Korean superstate of the near future where neocapitalism has run amok; and, finally, to a postapocalyptic Iron Age Hawaii in the last days of history. But the story doesn’t end even there. The narrative then boomerangs back through centuries and space, returning by the same route, in reverse, to its starting point. Along the way, Mitchell reveals how his disparate characters connect, how their fates intertwine, and how their souls drift across time like clouds across the sky. As wild as a videogame, as mysterious as a Zen koan, Cloud Atlas is an unforgettable tour de force that, like its incomparable author, has transcended its cult classic status to become a worldwide phenomenon. Praise for Cloud Atlas “[David] Mitchell is, clearly, a genius. He writes as though at the helm of some perpetual dream machine, can evidently do anything, and his ambition is written in magma across this novel’s every page.”—The New York Times Book Review “One of those how-the-holy-hell-did-he-do-it? modern classics that no doubt is—and should be—read by any student of contemporary literature.”—Dave Eggers “Wildly entertaining . . . a head rush, both action-packed and chillingly ruminative.”—People “The novel as series of nested dolls or Chinese boxes, a puzzle-book, and yet—not just dazzling, amusing, or clever but heartbreaking and passionate, too. I’ve never read anything quite like it, and I’m grateful to have lived, for a while, in all its many worlds.”—Michael Chabon “Cloud Atlas ought to make [Mitchell] famous on both sides of the Atlantic as a writer whose fearlessness is matched by his talent.”—The Washington Post Book World “Thrilling . . . One of the biggest joys in Cloud Atlas is watching Mitchell sashay from genre to genre without a hitch in his dance step.”—Boston Sunday Globe “Grand and elaborate . . . [Mitchell] creates a world and language at once foreign and strange, yet strikingly familiar and intimate.”—Los Angeles Times From the Hardcover edition.

90 Days To A Glass Half Full Lifestyle

90 Days To A Glass Half Full Lifestyle
Author: Chris Edwards
Publsiher: Independently Published
Total Pages: 108
Release: 2019-05-09
ISBN 10: 9781097529384
ISBN 13: 109752938X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


90 Days To A Glass Half Full Lifestyle Book Review:

Affirmations and story's of how the value of a job paired with building self esteem changed the lives of individuals seeking a second chance from drugs, incarceration or negative life events to a rebounded life.The book is written by author Chris Edwards of Napa whose life took a U-Turn and along the way, he discovered the power of and strength in positivity.90 Days To A Glass Half Full Lifestyle is a program to self improvement supported with daily quotes; challenging the reader to positive actions...Excerpt: "Strength doesn't come from what you can do. It comes from overcoming the things you once thought you couldn't do.""Begin the day: How does the quote apply to me or what comes to mind when reading the quote?..."Excerpt: "The power of positive affirmations are key to building ones self esteem and self love. Being exposed to individuals with a significantly complex or complicated histories: I came to learn and appreciate the power or words, quotes, self esteem and growth. I made a midlife mistake that ended up putting me onto path or journey of learning. That mistake detoured my life and life experiences but in the end it led me to a path of meeting some amazing women and personally growing along the way."Excerpt: "Why are you here? ...It was 2016 and I had just started my job. I'd been unemployed for some time due to drug use and incarceration.... ultimately we began believing in ourselves....""This book is my journal of affirmations or quotes that were a part of the path we took together. I hope our story and the thoughts, quotes or affirmations to follow help the reader in their journey forward to a path of a life with a glass half full." Enjoy the path to positivity.

The Power

The Power
Author: Naomi Alderman
Publsiher: Little, Brown
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2017-10-10
ISBN 10: 0316547654
ISBN 13: 9780316547659
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Power Book Review:

What would happen if women suddenly possessed a fierce new power? "The Power is our era's The Handmaid's Tale." --Ron Charles, Washington Post **WINNER OF THE BAILEYS WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION** One of the New York Times's Ten Best Books of the YearOne of President Obama's favorite reads of the YearA Los Angeles Times Best Book of the Year One of the Washington Post's Ten Best Books of the YearAn NPR Best Book of the Year One of Entertainment Weekly's Ten Best Books of the Year A San Francisco Chronicle Best Book of the YearA Bustle Best Book of the Year A Paste Magazine Best Novel of the YearA New York Times Book Review Editors' ChoiceAn Amazon Best Book of the Year "Alderman's writing is beautiful, and her intelligence seems almost limitless. She also has a pitch-dark sense of humor that she wields perfectly." --Michael Schaub, NPR In THE POWER, the world is a recognizable place: there's a rich Nigerian boy who lounges around the family pool; a foster kid whose religious parents hide their true nature; an ambitious American politician; a tough London girl from a tricky family. But then a vital new force takes root and flourishes, causing their lives to converge with devastating effect. Teenage girls now have immense physical power--they can cause agonizing pain and even death. And, with this small twist of nature, the world drastically resets. From award-winning author Naomi Alderman, THE POWER is speculative fiction at its most ambitious and provocative, at once taking us on a thrilling journey to an alternate reality, and exposing our own world in bold and surprising ways.

Half a Million Strong

Half a Million Strong
Author: Gina Arnold
Publsiher: University of Iowa Press
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2018-11-15
ISBN 10: 1609386086
ISBN 13: 9781609386085
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Half a Million Strong Book Review:

From baby boomers to millennials, attending a big music festival has basically become a cultural rite of passage in America. In Half a Million Strong, music writer and scholar Gina Arnold explores the history of large music festivals in America and examines their impact on American culture. Studying literature, films, journalism, and other archival detritus of the countercultural era, Arnold looks closely at a number of large and well-known festivals, including the Newport Folk Festival, Woodstock, Altamont, Wattstax, the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, and others to map their cultural significance in the American experience. She finds that—far from being the utopian and communal spaces of spiritual regeneration that they claim for themselves— these large music festivals serve mostly to display the free market to consumers in its very best light.

The Power of Six

The Power of Six
Author: Pittacus Lore
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2011-08-23
ISBN 10: 0062077864
ISBN 13: 9780062077868
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Power of Six Book Review:

The second book of the #1 New York Times bestselling I Am Number Four series! In the beginning, nine aliens left their home planet Lorien when it fell under attack by the evil Mogadorians. They scattered on Earth and went into hiding. They look like ordinary teenagers but have extraordinary powers. The Mogs have come for them. They killed Number One in Malaysia, Number Two in England, and Number Three in Kenya. They tried to get John Smith, Number Four, in Ohio—but they failed. Now John has joined forces with Number Six, and they are on the run. But they are not alone. Already John and Six have inspired Marina, Number Seven, who has been hiding in Spain. She’s been following the news of what’s happening, and she’s certain this is the sign she’s been waiting for. It’s time to come together. Michael Bay, director of Transformers, raved: “Number Four is a hero for this generation.” This epic story is perfect for fans of action-packed science fiction like The Fifth Wave series by Rick Yancey, The Maze Runner series by James Dashner, and Orson Scott Card’s Ender’s Game. The battle for Earth’s survival wages on. Don’t miss the rest of the series: #3: The Rise of Nine, #4: The Fall of Five, #5: The Revenge of Seven, #6: The Fate of Ten, and #7: United as One. Don’t miss the first book in the brand-new I Am Number Four spin-off series: Generation One.

Quiet

Quiet
Author: Susan Cain
Publsiher: Broadway Books
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2012-01-24
ISBN 10: 0307452204
ISBN 13: 9780307452207
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Quiet Book Review:

The book that started the Quiet Revolution At least one-third of the people we know are introverts. They are the ones who prefer listening to speaking; who innovate and create but dislike self-promotion; who favor working on their own over working in teams. It is to introverts—Rosa Parks, Chopin, Dr. Seuss, Steve Wozniak—that we owe many of the great contributions to society. In Quiet, Susan Cain argues that we dramatically undervalue introverts and shows how much we lose in doing so. She charts the rise of the Extrovert Ideal throughout the twentieth century and explores how deeply it has come to permeate our culture. She also introduces us to successful introverts—from a witty, high-octane public speaker who recharges in solitude after his talks, to a record-breaking salesman who quietly taps into the power of questions. Passionately argued, superbly researched, and filled with indelible stories of real people, Quiet has the power to permanently change how we see introverts and, equally important, how they see themselves. Now with Extra Libris material, including a reader’s guide and bonus content

Half the Sky

Half the Sky
Author: Nicholas D. Kristof,Sheryl WuDunn
Publsiher: Knopf
Total Pages: 294
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 9780307267146
ISBN 13: 0307267148
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Half the Sky Book Review:

A Pulitzer Prize-winning husband-and-wife team speaks out against the oppression of women in the developing world, sharing example stories about victims and survivors who are working to raise awareness, counter abuse, and campaign for women's rights.

The Power of a Whisper Participant's Guide

The Power of a Whisper Participant's Guide
Author: Bill Hybels
Publsiher: Zondervan
Total Pages: 96
Release: 2013-05-08
ISBN 10: 0310692113
ISBN 13: 9780310692119
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Power of a Whisper Participant's Guide Book Review:

God still speaks, is anyone listening? Join bestselling author and pastor Bill Hybels in this four-session video-based study where your group will learn to navigate life through whispers from God. Through this dynamic teaching and group study, you will learn to practice hearing from God, surrender to the voice of God, obey his promptings and become a more effective kingdom-builder. This Participant’s Guide is designed to help facilitate group discussion and further study alongside the Power of a Whisper DVD. For more information go to: www.thewhisperwall.com.

The Road to Wigan Pier

The Road to Wigan Pier
Author: George Orwell
Publsiher: McClelland & Stewart
Total Pages: 177
Release: 2016-03-29
ISBN 10: 1551998777
ISBN 13: 9781551998770
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Road to Wigan Pier Book Review:

A brutally honest portrait of Depression-era British poverty, written by one of the country’s great authors. One of George Orwell’s non-fiction works, The Road to Wigan Pier is an investigation of the harsh living conditions found among the poorer classes in pre-World War II northern England. The first half is a direct, often blunt description of several families and homes, while the second is a more abstract consideration of the potential for socialism to improve what he sees as unacceptable circumstance for the workers. He also contemplates his own privileged, middle-class upbringing. Penguin Random House Canada is proud to bring you classic works of literature in e-book form, with the highest quality production values. Find more today and rediscover books you never knew you loved.

Never Split the Difference

Never Split the Difference
Author: Chris Voss,Tahl Raz
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2016-05-17
ISBN 10: 0062407813
ISBN 13: 9780062407818
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Never Split the Difference Book Review:

A former international hostage negotiator for the FBI offers a new, field-tested approach to high-stakes negotiations—whether in the boardroom or at home. After a stint policing the rough streets of Kansas City, Missouri, Chris Voss joined the FBI, where his career as a hostage negotiator brought him face-to-face with a range of criminals, including bank robbers and terrorists. Reaching the pinnacle of his profession, he became the FBI’s lead international kidnapping negotiator. Never Split the Difference takes you inside the world of high-stakes negotiations and into Voss’s head, revealing the skills that helped him and his colleagues succeed where it mattered most: saving lives. In this practical guide, he shares the nine effective principles—counterintuitive tactics and strategies—you too can use to become more persuasive in both your professional and personal life. Life is a series of negotiations you should be prepared for: buying a car, negotiating a salary, buying a home, renegotiating rent, deliberating with your partner. Taking emotional intelligence and intuition to the next level, Never Split the Difference gives you the competitive edge in any discussion.

The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby
Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald,Peter Joucla
Publsiher: Oberon Books
Total Pages: 96
Release: 2012-06-26
ISBN 10: 1849435286
ISBN 13: 9781849435284
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Great Gatsby Book Review:

So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past. ‘F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel The Great Gatsby was first published on April 10, 1925. Set on Long Island’s North Shore and in New York City during the summer of 1922, it is the story of an attractive young man, hopelessly in love, who, having worked so hard to improve himself so he can win back the woman he loves, finds himself in a world where money has replaced humility and despair has replaced hope. For me, the novel is a comment on the values and cynicism of east coast America almost a hundred years ago, a time when a section of society had suddenly become very wealthy and the American Dream was for most, nothing more than the mere pursuit of money.’ Peter Joucla ‘Peter Joucla’s surprisingly clear-eyed adaptation cuts to the heart of Fitzgerald’s text while preserving a very decent amount of it.’ 4 stars –Evening Standard ‘Evoking all the glamour and atmosphere of the roaring twenties, Wilton’s brings Gatsby to glorious, all-singing, all-dancing life (jazz hands optional). A must-see’ – welovethisbook.com ‘An unashamed nostalgia party for a world we never knew... This is a show that majors in fun; and it’s no surprise to see it’s a cult hit.’ Telegraph

The Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous

The Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous
Author: Dr. Bob Smith,Bill Wilson
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 202
Release: 2016-07-13
ISBN 10: 9781773230177
ISBN 13: 1773230174
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous Book Review:

Becoming

Becoming
Author: Michelle Obama
Publsiher: Crown Publishing Group (NY)
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2018-11-13
ISBN 10: 1524763136
ISBN 13: 9781524763138
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Becoming Book Review:

In a life filled with meaning and accomplishment, Michelle Obama has emerged as one of the most iconic and compelling women of our era. As First Lady of the United States of America, she helped create the most welcoming and inclusive White House in history. With unerring honesty and lively wit, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private. A deeply personal reckoning of a woman of soul and substance who has steadily defied expectations.