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360 Degree Leader: Developing Your Influence from Anywhere in the Organization
John C. Maxwell
0785260927
January 2006
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
In this latest treatise, leadership mega-guru Maxwell (The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership) taps a rich vein of corporate angst: the plight of the middle manager, saddled with responsibilities but lacking real power, torn by conflicting tasks and time-management dilemmas, seething with thwarted ambition. As Macbeth shows, it's a predicament fraught with tragic potential, but the staid, platitudinous treatment given it by Maxwell and ghostwriter Charlie Wetzel drains away the drama. They generally counsel acceptance of limitations. Maxwell tells middle managers to work diligently in subordinate positions, support the CEO's vision, find the good in incompetent or malevolent leaders, infiltrate their bosses' emotional lives ("Listen to your leader's heartbeat.... What makes them laugh?... Cry?.... Sing?") and...


One Time, One Place
Eudora Welty
0878058664
Jan 1996
(Hardcover) - Revised Ed.
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21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership: Follow Them and People Will Follow You
John C. Maxwell
0785274316
January 1998
Hardcover
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Book Review
John C. Maxwell offers lively stories about the foibles and successes of Lee Iacocca, Abraham Lincoln, Princess Diana, and Elizabeth Dole in The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership. Readers can expect a well-crafted discussion that emphasizes the core attitudes and visions of leadership. Maxwell uses the same tell-it-like-it-is approach that he honed in the bestselling Developing the Leader Within You. For instance, when explaining "The Law of Influence," Maxwell states that "job titles don't have much value when it comes to leading. True leadership cannot be awarded, appointed or assigned. It comes only from influence and that can't be mandated." Even after Princess Diana was stripped of her title, Maxwell says she was still able to lead a global effort toward banning land mines because of her sophisticated ability...


High Yield Bonds
Theodore M. Barnhill, Jr.
0070067864
Mar 1999
Hardcover
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Book Description
HIGH-YIELD BONDS provides state-of-the-art research, strategies, and toolsÑalongside the expert analysis of respected authorities including Edward Altman of New York UniversityÕs Salomon Center, Lea Carty of MoodyÕs Investor Service, Sam DeRosa-Farag of Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, Martin Fridson of Merrill Lynch & Company, Stuart Gilson of Harvard University, Robert Kricheff of CS First Boston, and Frank Reilly of the University of Notre DameÑto help you truly understand todayÕs high-yield market. For added value and ease of reference, this high-level one-volume encyclopedia is divided into seven sections detailing virtually every aspect of high-yield bond investment. They include: Market structureÑThe role of investment banks in security innovation and market development, evolution of...


Two Little Girls in Blue: A Novel
Mary Higgins Clark
074355194X
April 2006
Compact Disc
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From Publishers Weekly
Starred Review. Bestseller Clark is at her best when writing of crime against children, as shown in this chilling tale of kidnapping, murder and telepathy. Before leaving for a black-tie affair in New York City, Margaret and Steve Frawley celebrate the third birthday of their twin girls, Kathy and Kelly, with a party at their new home in Ridgefield, Conn. Later that night, when Margaret can't reach the babysitter, she contacts the Ridgefield police. The frantic couple return home to find the children missing and a ransom note demanding $8 million. Though the Frawleys meet all the conditions, only Kelly turns up in a car along with a dead driver and a suicide note saying that Kathy has died. But Kelly's telepathic messages from her sister keep telling her differently, and Margaret won't give up hope. Even the...


New Negro, Old Left
William J. Maxwell
0231114257
May 1999
Paperback
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Mark Naison, Department of African and African-American Studies, Fordham University, and author of Communists in Harlem During the Depression
New Negro, Old Left is a brilliant intervention into debates on the role of Communism in shaping African-American literature. The book is valuable not only for what it tells us about the interaction between African-Americans and the Left, but for how it forces us to think about race and culture in a more creative and flexible way.

Review
"Lucidly argued and written, New Negro, Old Left is an astute, original addition to work on the Harlem Renaissance, proletarian literature and, in particular, the often misrepresented relationship between them." -- American Studies
"William Maxwell's creative and compelling new book presents the case for a mutual...


The Element of Lavishness: Letters of William Maxwell and Sylvia Townsend Warner, 1938-1978
Sylvia Townsend Warner
140284249X

Hardcover
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Complete Poems
Claude McKay
0252028821
Mar 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
Containing more than three hundred poems, including nearly a hundred published here for the first time, this collection showcases the range and dynamism of Claude McKay (1889-1948), the Jamaican-born poet whose life and poetry were marked by restless travel and steadfast social protest. His first poems were composed in rural Jamaican dialect and launched his lifelong commitment to representing everyday black culture from the bottom up. McKay migrated to New York, reinvigorating the standard English sonnet and helping to spark the Harlem Renaissance with poems such as "If We Must Die." Coming under scrutiny for his Bolshevist views, McKay left America in 1922 and spent twelve years traveling the world. When he returned to Harlem in 1934, having denounced Stalin's Soviet Union, his pristine "Violent sonnets" gave way...


The Fred Factor
Mark Sanborn
0385513518
April 2004
Hardcover
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Review

The Fred Factor is a powerful, poignant parable of success. It’s about going the extra mile and always doing more than is expected. It is revolutionary, yet simple. It is life changing.”
--Brian Tracy, author of Focal Point and Goals: How to Get Everything You Want—Faster Than You Ever Thought Possible


Book Description

Meet Fred.

In his powerful new book THE FRED FACTOR, motivational speaker Mark Sanborn recounts the true story of Fred, the mail carrier who passionately loves his job and who genuinely cares about the people he serves. Because of that, he is constantly going the extra mile handling the mail – and sometimes watching over the houses – of the people on his route, treating everyone he meets as a...



William Maxwell
Barbara A. Burkhardt
0252030184
Mar 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
"I think better on the typewriter than I do just talking," William Maxwell told Burkhardt in one of their many meetings together in the nine years preceding his death, at 91, in 2000. Seated on the patio of his summer home, the novelist and former New Yorker fiction editor (who worked with such literary giants as Nabokov, Salinger and "the three Johns": Cheever, O'Hara and Updike) clacked out answers to her questions on his Coronamatic while Burkhardt, an assistant professor of English at the University of Illinois, read by his side. From these mechanized Q&A sessions, as well as from interviews with Maxwell's friends, family and colleagues, Burkhardt emerges with a comprehensive picture of the author's work as dominated by the recurring themes of childhood, psychoanalysis and maternal love. Maxwell lost his...


Failing Forward: How to Make the Most of Your Mistakes
John C. Maxwell
0785274308
January 2000
Hardcover
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Book Review
The author of 24 books on maximizing personal and leadership potential, John C. Maxwell believes "the difference between average people and achieving people is their perception of and response to failure." In Failing Forward, he offers inspirational advice for turning the difficulties that inevitably arise in life into stepping stones that help you reach the top. Noting that star performers are often those who aggressively push forward after encountering adversity, Maxwell shows how a variety of well-known and not-so-well-known people have forged ahead despite obstacles that could have derailed them. They include: Mary Kay Ash, who founded her cosmetics firm against enormous odds when the direct-sales company she toiled in for 25 years resisted her continued corporate climb; Truett Cathy, who lost two brothers (and business...


General William Maxwell and the New Jersey Continentals
Harry M. Ward
0313304327
Aug 1997
Hardcover
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Review
“Ward sees in Maxwell's independent commands distinctive performance and supports that contention with comments and evaluations from Maxwell's fellows. Ward presents the contrary evidence usually found in debates on performance under fire. Ward has seized a proper place for Maxwell and guaranteed it with a biography scarcely to be duplicated or superseded. General William Maxwell and the New Jersey Continentials belongs in public and academic libraries throughout America. College students will find in Ward's work the story of an American hero and a guide to sound historical research. Despite the college-level narrative, advanced high school students can meet the worthwhile challegene. Like Maxwell the general, Maxwell the biography is unshakable.”–Business Library Review
“Harry M. Ward fills that void...


The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership Workbook: Follow Them and People Will Follow You
John C. Maxwell
0785264051
October 2002
Other Format
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Book Review
John C. Maxwell offers lively stories about the foibles and successes of Lee Iacocca, Abraham Lincoln, Princess Diana, and Elizabeth Dole in The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership. Readers can expect a well-crafted discussion that emphasizes the core attitudes and visions of leadership. Maxwell uses the same tell-it-like-it-is approach that he honed in the bestselling Developing the Leader Within You. For instance, when explaining "The Law of Influence," Maxwell states that "job titles don't have much value when it comes to leading. True leadership cannot be awarded, appointed or assigned. It comes only from influence and that can't be mandated." Even after Princess Diana was stripped of her title, Maxwell says she was still able to lead a global effort toward banning land mines because of her sophisticated ability...


A William Maxwell Portrait
Charles Baxter
0393057712
Aug 2004
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
"When writing about William Maxwell it is easy to make him sound saintly," declares poet Collier. As an award-winning novelist and short story writer and a 40-year New Yorker editor (working with such luminaries as Eudora Welty, John Hersey and John Cheever), Maxwell, who died four years ago at age 92, had much-valued friendships with younger writers, including contributors Donna Tartt, Ben Cheever, Alec Wilkinson, Richard Bausch, Shirley Hazzard, Edward Hirsch and Annabel Davis-Goff (who movingly recalls reading War and Peace to him in his final weeks). Though affectionate and sometimes slightly awestruck, this personal portrait of a scrupulously decent man is necessarily incomplete. While the emphasis is on Maxwell's later years as well as the Midwestern childhood that formed the basis for his fiction, other...


So Long, See You Tomorrow
William Maxwell
0679767207
January 1996
Paperback
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Book Description
On an Illinois farm in the 1920s, a man is murdered, and in the same moment the tenous friendship between two lonely boys comes to an end. In telling their interconnected stories, American Book Award winner William delivers a masterfully restrained and magically evocative meditation on the past. "A small, perfect novel."--Washington Post Book World.

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On an Illinois farm in the 1920s, a man is murdered, and in the same moment the tenous friendship between two lonely boys comes to an end. In telling their interconnected stories, American Book Award winner William delivers a masterfully restrained and magically evocative meditation on the past. "A small, perfect novel."--Washington Post Book World.


Theory of Scheduling
Richard W. Conway
0486428176
June 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
This comprehensive text explores the mathematical models underlying the theory of scheduling. Organized according to scheduling problem type, it examines three solution techniques: algebraic, probabilistic, and Monte Carlo simulation by computer. Topics include problems of sequence, measures for schedule evaluation, finite sequencing for a single machine, and further problems with one operation per job. Additional chapters cover flow-shop scheduling, the general n/m job-shop problem, general network problems related to scheduling, selection disciplines in a single-server queuing system, single-server queuing systems with setup classes, multiple-server queuing models, and experimental investigation of the continuous job-shop process. 1967 edition.


Any Rich Man Will Do
Francis Ray
0312324316
October 2005
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
The gorgeous heroine of Ray's how-the-mighty-fall—and learn a valuable lesson—story (after You and No Other) has made a career of manipulating men. But 32-year-old, thrice-married Jana Franklin is down on her luck after a divorce and ensuing scandal. As the novel opens, a disheveled Jana—teetering on her last worn pair of Manolos—crashes a Dallas, Tex., charity gala in search of one more affluent knight in shining armor, but she's ousted unceremoniously by the censorious hostess. Impoverished, friendless and helpless, she makes her way to the linen boutique of Olivia Sanders, a generous young woman who takes pity on her and gives her a job and a place to stay. Then Tyler Maxwell arrives, Olivia's protective, manly brother, whom Jana desperately hits on right away. Though Tyler is not one...


Texas Politics Today
William Earl Maxwell
053458666X
Jan 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
TEXAS POLITICS TODAY continues to be a best-selling overview of Texas Politics because it offers students a wide range of viewpoints from contributing authors. Current issues and candid analysis of government increase student awareness and encourage political involvement.


Texas Politics Today
William Earl Maxwell
0534602118
June 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
TEXAS POLITICS TODAY continues to be a best-selling overview of Texas Politics because it offers students a wide range of viewpoints, drawing on the diverse political and social perspectives of its contributing authors to give students rich, nuanced insight into the political system and decision-making processes of the Lone Star State. Current issues and candid analysis of government increase student awareness of the real effects of state policy on their lives, and encourage them to get politically involved.


The 360 Degree Leader: Developing Your Influence from Anywhere in the Organization
John C. Maxwell
0785260935
December 2005
Compact Disc
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From Publishers Weekly
In this latest treatise, leadership mega-guru Maxwell (The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership) taps a rich vein of corporate angst: the plight of the middle manager, saddled with responsibilities but lacking real power, torn by conflicting tasks and time-management dilemmas, seething with thwarted ambition. As Macbeth shows, it's a predicament fraught with tragic potential, but the staid, platitudinous treatment given it by Maxwell and ghostwriter Charlie Wetzel drains away the drama. They generally counsel acceptance of limitations. Maxwell tells middle managers to work diligently in subordinate positions, support the CEO's vision, find the good in incompetent or malevolent leaders, infiltrate their bosses' emotional lives ("Listen to your leader's heartbeat.... What makes them laugh?... Cry?.... Sing?") and...

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