Walter Scott (1771-1832) was a Scottish historical novelist, poet, and playwright. Although he was an advocate and legal administrator by profession, Scott is most famous for his great literary works and activities in the Royal Highland Society. Loosely based on the life of the notorious pirate John Gow, the novel tells the tale of Captain Cleveland, his feud with young Mordaunt Mertoun, and their relationships with Mina and Brenda Troll. Of course, as the genre dictates, it is full of romance, danger, and wonderful adventures.
Wilbur Smith sets his vividly realistic novels on the razor's edge between human courage and nature's wrath. In "Hungry as the Sea", this master storyteller takes us to the frigid South Atlantic, where one man fights for his life - and for redemption.Nicholas Berg is on a daring rescue mission. One of his former ships is being lashed against the cliffs of Cape Alarm and is surrounded by survivors clinging to their boats. Berg has gambled everything on reaching the Golden Adventurer before a competitor and a violent storm to win a fortune in salvage fees. If he succeeds, however, the real danger will only just begin...From the power of a relentless ocean to the hunger of men to survive upon her, this is a towering novel of adventure, love and the daring of the human soul.
Arthur Conan Doyle was an English writer best known for his detective stories about Sherlock Holmes. "Danger! And Other Stories" is a collection of fascinating short stories like "One Crowded Hour," "A Point of View," "How It Happened," "The Prisoner's Defence," and "Three of Them."
One of the most renowned thinkers and insightful writers on leadership of our time, Harlan Cleveland has seen numerous trends come and go and weathered many drastic changes in leadership and management-from the rise of the «company man» to the advent of the leaderless, self-managed organization. In this collection of essays-the newest addition to the Warren Bennis Signature Series–he draws on his vast experience to apply his thoughts to leadership. In each essay, Cleveland focuses on an intriguing insight about leadership-illustrated by stories from his own experience –offering thoughtful perspective on what 21st century leaders will face in the new knowledge environment.
Praise for H. Paul Jeffers An Honest President: The Life and Presidencies of Grover Cleveland «A well-written and timely book that reminds us of Grover Cleveland?s courage, commitment, and honesty at a time when these qualities seem so lacking in so much of American politics.» ?James MacGregor Burns, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award Colonel Roosevelt: Theodore Roosevelt Goes to War, 1879-1898 «A handsome narrative of a crucial period in the career of one of our country?s most colorful politicians.» ?Publishers Weekly Commissioner Roosevelt: The Story of Theodore Roosevelt and the New York City Police, 1895-1897 «A lively, entertaining, and well-researched portrait of a zealous reformer during the historic crusade that successfully launched his career in government.» ?Publishers Weekly
In a world beset by danger, the United States of America needs a team of heroes they can rely on. Welcome to... American Intelligence Mechanics! A.I.M. will dare any danger - no matter how awesome that danger might be - to save their nation from the wildest, weirdest threats of all! The most patriotic super-group ever is here to save the day. And they'll do it all looking tried and true in the red, white and blue! Can you live without... the U.S.Avengers?
One of the greatest heroes in American literature, Natty Bumppo is the rugged frontiersman of James Fenimore Cooper’s Leatherstocking Tales. A restless white youth raised by Indians, Natty Bumppo is called Deerslayer for the daring that sets him apart from his peers. But he has yet to meet the test of the human confl ict. In a tale of violent action and superbly sustained suspense, the harsh realities of tribal warfare. Still yet another kind of initiation awaits him when he discovers not only the ruthlessness of “civilized” men, but also the special danger of a woman’s will. His reckless spirit, transformed into a mature courage and moral certainty, the Deerslayer emerges to face life with nobility as pure and proud as the wilderness.
Every year, thousands of people change careers. Whether you are a recently graduated student looking to put what you studied to good use or an experienced professional looking for a change in routine, finding a career that really suits you can be a daunting task. Cool Careers for Dummies helps you discover what you really want out of life, what your passions are, and how well you perform in different environments, and then shows you how to use this information to find a career that suits you. Now revised and up-to-date, this easy-to-use guidebook helps you explore your job options and make clear-minded decisions. This new edition gives you the tools you need to: Search for and find a career that fits your talents Land the job you want Train for your new found career Mold your resume into a masterpiece Put on a stunning interview Improve your career by making the most out of your job Explore the fun and profit of self-employment Along with these features, Cool Careers for Dummies provides a self-assessment section to help you identify your interests. After answering a few questions about yourself, you’ll apply your answers to the Cool Careers Yellow Pages, which profiles more than 500 great careers. It also lets you in on some unwritten codes of the office, such as having integrity, defusing saboteurs, and maintaining office relationships. So what are you waiting for? Get Cool Careers for Dummies and find the job of your dreams today!
While Gauguin's paintings were in part a reaction against the naturalism of the Impressionists, they stand, most importantly, as the expression of a daring and original personality. He is considered a Post-Impressionist and one of the most important artists of all time.
Paris, 1939: The pavement rumbles with the footfall of Nazi soldiers marching along the Champs Elysees. A young writer, recently arrived from Ireland to make his mark, smokes one last cigarette with his lover before the city they know is torn apart. Soon, he will put is own life and those of his loved ones in mortal danger by joining the Resistance... Spies, artists, deprivation, danger and passion: this is a story of life at the edges of human experience, and of how one man came to translate it all into art.
Ethics Through Corporate Strategy is a daring challenge to anyone who uses the customary language of business in America. It is daring because Daniel Gilbert argues that we should discard two popular ways of linking business and ethics. It is challenging, because Gilbert proceeds from the premise that everyone who uses a language of business is responsible for the ethical implications of that way of talking. This work is one demonstration of how we can relocate conversations about business in the larger conversation that we know as liberal education.
German bestseller about the best ways to protect oneself financially from the threats posed by government?s interference in the economy After the bursting of the real estate bubble, the U.S. pushed a monetary and fiscal policy that is, at best, blatantly wrong and, at worst, carries enormous financial risk. And because Washington knows this, America?s greatest weapon?its propaganda machine?has been called into service, diverting attention away from the fact that it was and continues to be government interference in the market economy that?s lead us to where we are now, namely at the end of one financial calamity and the beginning of yet another. A plea for the market economy, The Global Debt Trap: How to Escape the Danger and Build a Fortune details the cause of our current economic crisis and argues that political mismanagement endangers finances, health and, in extreme cases, democracy itself. ? Advocates the freedom of the individual and the capitalist economic system derived from it ? Foreword by Martin Weiss, bestselling author of The Ultimate Depression Survival Guide, by Wiley ? Other titles by Leuschel and Vogt: The Greenspan Dossier Every crisis offers opportunities for those who have prepared. The Global Debt Trap: How to Escape the Danger and Build a Fortune shows how to prepare for the aftermath of years of government interference in the market economy.