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The Industrial Hobarts
Peter C. Hobart
1578642639
Jan 2005
Hardcover
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Welding Journal, May 2005
This is a remarkable book of ingenuity and diligence. . . The volume is interspersed with delightful historical notes of the times. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

Book Description
The Industrial Hobarts is the story of how three generations engineered the growth and success of their family business during the prime of America's industrial age. The story, - told by Peter C. Hobart, Hobart Brother's former vice president for international business, and historian Michael W. Williams-is a clear and engaging narrative of how one family found purpose and success in the golden age of American industry.


The First 90 Days: Critical Success Strategies for New Leaders at All Levels
Michael Watkins
1591391105
September 2003
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
This earnest guide to career transition periods-when a new job or promotion puts an employee in an unfamiliar role-asserts, reassuringly, that navigating the all-important first 90 days is a "teachable skill." Business professor Watkins, co-author of Right From the Start: Taking Charge in a New Leadership Role, lays out a "standard framework" for leadership transitions, based on "five fundamental propositions," "ten key challenges," and a four-fold typology of situations that new managers find themselves in. Fortunately, Watkins balances the theorizing with practical steps managers can take to get on top of things and initiate changes, including elaborate self-assessment checklists, planning exercises and meticulous guidelines on how to have conversations with underlings and bosses. His advice, if not very...


No Greater Threat
C. William Michaels
0875861547
Sept 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
Did America's proud history of civil liberties come tumbling down on September 11? In this searing analysis of the US Patriot Act the author seeks to start a different, parallel dialog about the "war on terrorism," to prevent it becoming a war on ourselves and a war on the Constitution. A wake-up call for Americans concerned with preserving our nation's values.

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Did America's proud history of civil liberties come tumbling down on September 11? In this searing analysis of the US Patriot Act the author seeks to start a different, parallel dialog about the "war on terrorism," to prevent it becoming a war on ourselves and a war on the Constitution. A wake-up call for Americans concerned with preserving our nation's values.


The Dangerous Debutante
Kasey Michaels
0373771517
April 2006
Mass Market Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Unlike many of the RITA-winning author's nearly 90 romance novels, this winning Regency tale (second in a series) is no cheerful high society romp awash in amoral comedic characters. While the tone's definitely not dark, the mood is more mysterious in this story, which centers on the magnetic attraction between dashing and disreputable Ethan Tanner, earl of Aylesford, and wild would-be debutante Morgan Becket, whose unconventional family is unconnected by blood but united by terrible (sometimes criminal) secrets. Readers who enjoy Michaels's festive knack for exposing the foolishness and foibles of early 19th-century London's high society may be disappointed at the short shrift given the ton, as Morgan's debut season is cut short after a single delightfully scandalous ball. Substituting for the social...


No Greater Threat
C. William Michaels
0875861555
Sept 2002
Hardcover
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Book Description
Did America's proud history of civil liberties come tumbling down on September 11? In this searing analysis of the US Patriot Act the author seeks to start a different, parallel dialog about the "war on terrorism," to prevent it becoming a war on ourselves and a war on the Constitution. A wake-up call for Americans concerned with preserving our nation's values.

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Did America's proud history of civil liberties come tumbling down on September 11? In this searing analysis of the US Patriot Act the author seeks to start a different, parallel dialog about the "war on terrorism," to prevent it becoming a war on ourselves and a war on the Constitution. A wake-up call for Americans concerned with preserving our nation's values.


Philadelphia Chickens: A Too-Illogical Zoological Musical Revue
Sandra Boynton
0761126368
October 2002
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Sandra Boynton, long heralded for her menagerie of animal characters (Moo, Baa, La La La; Rhinoceros Tap), puts a fresh cast of singing, dancing critters center stage-from the titular boogying chickens to a tail-wagging "snuggle puppy"-in Philadelphia Chickens, a book-and-CD package billed as an "imaginary musical revue." The first 32 pages contain lyrics and illustrations, the second half of the book includes musical notation and additional lyrics for each song. An all-star cast, including Meryl Streep, Laura Linney, Eric Stoltz and the Bacon Brothers, headlines the musical recording, which features a variety of original show tunes penned by Boynton and composed by Boynton and frequent collaborator Michael Ford.Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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The Book of Christian Classics
Michael Williams
1901157210
Aug 2002
Hardcover
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Parish Priest: Father Michael McGivney and American Catholicism
Douglas Brinkley
0060776846
January 2006
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Fr. Michael McGivney (1852–1890) is under consideration for sainthood in the Roman Catholic Church. So why has almost no one heard of this Connecticut parish priest who helped to transform American Catholicism? McGivney entered seminary when he was just 16 and studied there until his father's unexpected death forced him, the eldest child, to abandon his studies and support his family. Although the diocese eventually came through with a scholarship, McGivney never forgot the devastation of his family's sudden poverty and devoted much of his priestly life to helping the Catholic poor. He founded the Knights of Columbus, an organization that simultaneously met two critical needs of Catholics in the late 19th century: it was an insurance policy for the indigent, and its devotion to America and patriotic ideals...


Fundamentals of the Options Market
Michael Williams
0071363181
Dec 2000
Paperback
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Book Description
Options are an investment vehicle that can enhance virtually any investment philosophy. Fundamentals of the Options Market provides a clear, concise picture of this global marketplace. Using examples drawn from contemporary financial news, this completely accessible guidebook describes why and how these versatile tools can be used to hedge risk and enhance return, while explaining popular products including listed stock options, index options, and LEAPS.

Book Info
A guidebook for gaining increased trading profits in the options market, for investors at any level of experience. Offers checklists, charts, graphs, other tools, and plain English explanations that reveal how to open an options account and get started. Also shows how to use trading tools to master the market...


Coach: Lessons on the Game of Life
Michael Lewis
0393060918
May 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Lewis (Liar's Poker; Moneyball) remembers his high school baseball coach, Coach Fitz, a man so intense a room felt "more pressurized simply because he was in it." At the New Orleans private school Lewis attended in the late 1970s, Coach Fitz taught kids to fight "the natural instinct to run away from adversity" and to battle their way through all the easy excuses life offers for giving up. He was strict, but he made such an impression on his students that now, 25 years later, alumni want to name a new gym after him. But the parents of today's students aren't as wowed by Coach Fitz's tough love. They call the headmaster with complaints, saying Coach Fitz is too mean to their children and insisting on sitting on his shoulder as he attempts to coach. A desire to set these new parents straight may be the underlying...


Problems of Knowledge
Michael Williams
0192892568
Aug 2001
Paperback
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Book Description
What is epistemology or "the theory of knowledge?" What is it really about? Why does it matter? What makes theorizing about knowledge "philosophical?" Why do some philosophers argue that epistemology--perhaps even philosophy itself--is dead?
In this succinct, exciting, and original introduction to epistemology, Michael Williams explains and criticizes philosophical theories of the nature, limits, methods, possibility, and value of knowing. A coherent and progressive text, Problems of Knowledge covers both traditional and
contemporary approaches to the subject, including foundationalism, the coherence theory, and "naturalistic" theories. As an alternative to these perspectives, Williams defends his own distinctive contextualist approach. Problems of Knowledge provides clear and engaging explanations of the...


Patriot Reign: Bill Belichick, the Coaches, and the Players Who Built a Champion
Michael Holley
0060757949
September 2004
Hardcover
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--Peter King, Sports Illustrated
"Enlightening...An X-and-O guy's dream...the best thing I've read on football in recent years...Superb."

Peter King, Sports Illustrated
"Enlightening...An X-and-O guy’s dream…the best thing I’ve read on football in recent years...Superb."

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A Century of British Geography
Ron Johnston
0197262864
Nov 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
These essays trace the evolution of British geography as an academic discipline during the last hundred years, and stress how the study of the world we live in is fundamental to an understanding of its problems and concerns. The principal themes covered in this volume are those of environment,
place and space, and the applied geography of map-making and planning. The volume also addresses specific issues such as disease, urbanization, regional viability, and ethics and social problems. This lively and accessible work offers many insights into the minds and practices of today's
geographers.


Patriot Reign: Bill Belichick, the Coaches, and the Players Who Built a Champion
Michael Holley
0060757957
October 2005
Paperback
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--Peter King, Sports Illustrated
"Enlightening...An X-and-O guy's dream...the best thing I've read on football in recent years...Superb." --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

Peter King, Sports Illustrated
"Enlightening...An X-and-O guy’s dream…the best thing I’ve read on football in recent years...Superb." --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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Civil-Military Relations & Peacekeeping
Michael C. Williams
0199223769
Mar 1999
Hardcover
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Book Description
The rapid expansion of peacekeeping after the end of the Cold War has thrust the military into a new and unfamiliar world in which it has to develop a close relationship with civilians at all levels - strategic, tactical and operational. Operations in Cambodia, Haiti, Somalia and the former
Yugoslavia, whether under UN or NATO auspices, have revealed the difficulties inherent in civil-military co-operation. This paper reviews these experiences and makes recommendations for developing a more effective civil-military relationship.


A Godly Hero: The Life of William Jennings Bryan
Michael Kazin
0375411356
February 2006
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Kazin (Barons of Labor) attempts a revisionist portrait of Bryan (1860–1925), whom scholars have long dismissed as a rabid white supremacist, bullying fundamentalist and braying pacifist/isolationist. But Kazin errs in downplaying such popular characterizations of Bryan as a closed-minded Bible-thumper and bigot. In a speech delivered, ironically, on July 4, 1906, Bryan argued that "blacks carried away into slavery have been improved by contact with the whites." Clarence Darrow referred to his Scopes trial nemesis as "the idol of all Morondom." And H.L. Mencken, after observing Bryan at the Scopes trial, wrote: "He seemed... deluded by a childish theology, full of an almost pathological hatred of all learning, all human dignity, all beauty...." In the place of these popular negative images of Bryan, Kazin...


Deforesting the Earth
Michael Williams
0226899268
Dec 2002
Hardcover
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Book Description
Since humans first appeared on the earth, we've been cutting down trees for fuel and shelter. Indeed, the thinning, changing, and wholesale clearing of forests are among the most important ways humans have transformed the global environment. With the onset of industrialization and colonization the process has accelerated, as agriculture, metal smelting, trade, war, territorial expansion, and even cultural aversion to forests have all taken their toll.

Michael Williams surveys ten thousand years of history to trace how, why, and when human-induced deforestation has shaped economies, societies, and landscapes around the world. Beginning with the return of the forests to Europe, North America, and the tropics after the Ice Ages, Williams traces the impact of human-set fires for gathering and hunting, land clearing...


The Meanest Thing to Say (Little Bill Series)
Bill Cosby
0590956167
September 1997
Paperback
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Book Review
Oprah Book Club® Selection, December 1997: The first three books in Bill Cosby's Little Bill series, which fall somewhere between Fat Albert and Fatherhood in sensibility, are designed to help kids cope with tough social situations. In The Meanest Thing to Say Little Bill must figure out how to avoid the challenge offered by the new kid in his class, "The Dozens," a duel of insults Bill doesn't want to join. With his family's help (which is free of preaching), Bill finds a solution.

Dr. Alvin F. Poussant, a frequent Cosby collaborator and advisor, adds a useful introduction to explain why Little Bill not only beats the game, but also goes on to befriend its instigator. (The publisher recommends the book for ages 4-8, but because the author is Bill Cosby, kids up to age 10 would...



You, the Owner's Manual: An Insider's Guide to the Body That Will Make You Healthier and Younger
Mehmet Oz
0060765313
May 2005
Hardcover
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Book Review
If there ever was a pair of docs who can make the small intestine seem truly intriguing, here they are. Dr. Mehmet Oz is an alternative-medicine maverick and a cardiologist known to implement acupuncture during open-heart surgery. Dr. Michael Roizen developed the RealAge concept of calculating one's biological, as opposed to chronological, age. Here they've whipped up a witty guide to the workings of the entire body, appropriate not just for those who can't tell their pancreas from their pituitary. Even Cheers’ Cliff Claven types who think they know it all will likely be humbled by the 50-question "body-quotient" quiz that starts off the book.

With much sassy humor (they describe the adrenals as similar in shape to Mr. Potato Head's hat), they give a guided tour of the body's anatomy and major systems (hormonal, nervous,...



Deforesting the Earth
Michael Williams
0226899470
Aug 2006
Paperback
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Book Description
“Anyone who doubts the power of history to inform the present should read this closely argued and sweeping survey. This is rich, timely, and sobering historical fare written in a measured, non-sensationalist style by a master of his craft. One only hopes (almost certainly vainly) that today’s policymakers take its lessons to heart.”—Brian Fagan, Los Angeles Times Published in 2002, Deforesting the Earth was a landmark study of the history and geography of deforestation. Now available as an abridgment, this edition retains the breadth of the original while rendering its arguments accessible to a general readership.  Deforestation—the thinning, changing, and wholesale clearing of forests for fuel, shelter, and agriculture—is among the most important...

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