Author: Tess Read,David McKee

Publisher: Arrow

ISBN: 9780099436492

Category: Mr Benn (Television programme).

Page: 176

View: 8969

Be taken back into the wonderful whimsical world of Mr. Benn and his charming adventures — dressed in his distinctive black suit and bowler hat. Learn the lessons of life from Mr. Benn’s adventures, as the Red Knight, Hunter, Cook, Caveman, Balloonist, Zoo-Keeper, Diver, Wizard, Clown, Magic Carpet Owner, Spaceman and Pirate.
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Author: Tess Read,David McKee

Publisher: Arrow

ISBN: 9780099436492

Category: Mr Benn (Television programme).

Page: 176

View: 5680

Be taken back into the wonderful whimsical world of Mr. Benn and his charming adventures — dressed in his distinctive black suit and bowler hat. Learn the lessons of life from Mr. Benn’s adventures, as the Red Knight, Hunter, Cook, Caveman, Balloonist, Zoo-Keeper, Diver, Wizard, Clown, Magic Carpet Owner, Spaceman and Pirate.
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Author: Marlon James

Publisher: Oneworld Publications

ISBN: 1780747136

Category: Fiction

Page: 999

View: 8275

This is the story of Lilith, born into slavery on a Jamaican sugar plantation at the end of the eighteenth century. Even at her birth, the Night Women—a clandestine council of fierce slaves plotting an island-wide revolt—recognize a dark force in her that they treat with both reverence and fear. But as Lilith comes of age and begins to understand her own feelings and identity, she dares to push at the edges of what is imaginable for the life of a slave woman. And as rebellions simmer and unspoken jealousies intensify, Lilith’s powers and sense of purpose threaten not just her own destiny, but the destinies of all the slave women in Jamaica.
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Author: Kazuo Ishiguro

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780307576187

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 3518

The universally acclaimed novel—winner of the Booker Prize and the basis for an award-winning film. Here is Kazuo Ishiguro's profoundly compelling portrait of Stevens, the perfect butler, and of his fading, insular world in post-World War II England. Stevens, at the end of three decades of service at Darlington Hall, spending a day on a country drive, embarks as well on a journey through the past in an effort to reassure himself that he has served humanity by serving the "great gentleman," Lord Darlington. But lurking in his memory are doubts about the true nature of Lord Darlington's "greatness," and much graver doubts about the nature of his own life.
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In Search of Tom Peters

Author: David Collins

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134116594

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 192

View: 5819

David Collins, a well respected scholar of management gurus proves a critical reappraisal of the very influential work of Tom Peters. This volume examines his key works and reviews his detractors, offering an analysis of his contributions to the field of management that goes beyond the simple chronological model that has previously been used. Collins focuses on the changing narratives of Tom Peters and proposes a four-fold narrative typlogy to explore this guru's evolving account of the business of management. The book argues that Peters' success as a guru derives from his abilities as a storyteller. The author notes a decline in Peters' storytelling and an increasing reliance on certain story types. Furthermore he observes that this guru now tends to place himself at the centre of his narratives of business and change. On the strength of this analysis Collins concludes that Peters has 'lost the plot' and argues that new and more appropriate, narratives must be sought and developed. Critical and compelling, this excellent book is a must read for all students and instructors working across the management spectrum, especially in the areas of management, organizational behaviour, change management and corporate strategy.
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A World War II Mystery

Author: James R. Benn

Publisher: Soho Press

ISBN: 1569474761

Category: Fiction

Page: 284

View: 3407

A young Boston Irish cop becomes Eisenhower's personal investigator in London. His first assignment takes him to the headquarters of the Norwegian government-in-exile to find a killer who is trying to thwart Allied plans to invade Norway.
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Story of a Company Town

Author: Jamie Sayen

Publisher: University Press of New England

ISBN: 1512601403

Category: History

Page: 304

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Absentee owners. Single-minded concern for the bottom line. Friction between workers and management. Hostile takeovers at the hands of avaricious and unaccountable multinational interests. The story of America's industrial decline is all too familiar - and yet, somehow, still hard to fathom. Jamie Sayen spent years interviewing residents of Groveton, New Hampshire, about the century-long saga of their company town. The community's paper mill had been its economic engine since the early twentieth century. Purchased and revived by local owners in the postwar decades, the mill merged with Diamond International in 1968. It fell victim to Anglo-French financier James Goldsmith's hostile takeover in 1982, then suffered through a series of owners with no roots in the community until its eventual demise in 2007. Drawing on conversations with scores of former mill workers, Sayen reconstructs the mill's human history: the smells of pulp and wood, the injuries and deaths, the struggles of women for equal pay and fair treatment, and the devastating impact of global capitalism on a small New England town. This is a heartbreaking story of the decimation of industrial America.
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Our Coming-of-Age Crisis--and How to Rebuild a Culture of Self-Reliance

Author: Ben Sasse

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 1250114411

Category: Political Science

Page: 352

View: 1797

THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER In an era of safe spaces, trigger warnings, and an unprecedented election, the country's youth are in crisis. Senator Ben Sasse warns the nation about the existential threat to America's future. Raised by well-meaning but overprotective parents and coddled by well-meaning but misbegotten government programs, America's youth are ill-equipped to survive in our highly-competitive global economy. Many of the coming-of-age rituals that have defined the American experience since the Founding: learning the value of working with your hands, leaving home to start a family, becoming economically self-reliant—are being delayed or skipped altogether. The statistics are daunting: 30% of college students drop out after the first year, and only 4 in 10 graduate. One in three 18-to-34 year-olds live with their parents. From these disparate phenomena: Nebraska Senator Ben Sasse who as president of a Midwestern college observed the trials of this generation up close, sees an existential threat to the American way of life. In The Vanishing American Adult, Sasse diagnoses the causes of a generation that can't grow up and offers a path for raising children to become active and engaged citizens. He identifies core formative experiences that all young people should pursue: hard work to appreciate the benefits of labor, travel to understand deprivation and want, the power of reading, the importance of nurturing your body—and explains how parents can encourage them. Our democracy depends on responsible, contributing adults to function properly—without them America falls prey to populist demagogues. A call to arms, The Vanishing American Adult will ignite a much-needed debate about the link between the way we're raising our children and the future of our country.
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Author: Andrea Davis Pinkney

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0544565673

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Throughout his life Banneker was troubled that all blacks were not free. And so, in 1791, he wrote to Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson, who had signed the Declaration of Independence. Banneker attacked the institution of slavery and dared to call Jefferson a hypocrite for owning slaves. Jefferson responded. This is the story of Benjamin Banneker--his science, his politics, his morals, and his extraordinary correspondence with Thomas Jefferson. Illustrated in full-page scratchboard and oil paintings by Caldecott Honor artist Brian Pinkney.
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A Novella

Author: Alan Bennett

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 9781429934534

Category: Fiction

Page: 128

View: 8179

From one of England's most celebrated writers, a funny and superbly observed novella about the Queen of England and the subversive power of reading When her corgis stray into a mobile library parked near Buckingham Palace, the Queen feels duty-bound to borrow a book. Discovering the joy of reading widely (from J. R. Ackerley, Jean Genet, and Ivy Compton-Burnett to the classics) and intelligently, she finds that her view of the world changes dramatically. Abetted in her newfound obsession by Norman, a young man from the royal kitchens, the Queen comes to question the prescribed order of the world and loses patience with the routines of her role as monarch. Her new passion for reading initially alarms the palace staff and soon leads to surprising and very funny consequences for the country at large. With the poignant and mischievous wit of The History Boys, England's best loved author revels in the power of literature to change even the most uncommon reader's life.
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The Triumph of Persistence

Author: William L. Silber

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1608193764

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 464

View: 9148

Over the course of nearly half a century, five American presidents-three Democrats and two Republicans-have relied on the financial acumen, and the integrity, of Paul A. Volcker. During his tenure as chairman of the Federal Reserve Board, when he battled the Great Inflation of the 1970s, Volcker did nothing less than restore the reputation of an American financial system on the verge of collapse. After the 2008 financial meltdown, the nation turned again to Volcker to restore trust in a shaky financial system: President Obama would name his centerpiece Wall Street regulation the Volcker Rule. Volcker's career demonstrated that a determined central banker can prevail over economic turmoil-so long as he can resist relentless political pressure. His resolve and independent thinking-sorely tested by Richard Nixon, Jimmy Carter, and Ronald Reagan-laid the foundation for a generation of economic stability. Indeed, William L. Silber argues, it was only Volcker's toughness on monetary policy that "forced Reagan to be Reagan" and to rein in America's deficit. Noted scholar and finance expert Silber draws on hours of candid personal interviews and complete access to Volcker's personal papers to render dramatic behind-the-scenes accounts from Volcker's career at the Treasury Department and the Federal Reserve: secret negotiations with European ministers; confrontations with the White House; crisis conferences with Wall Street titans, and even tense boardroom rebellions within the Fed itself. Filled with frank commentary from Volcker himself-including why he was personally irked with the "Volcker Rule" label-this will be the definitive account of Volcker's indispensable role in American economic history.
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Author: James R. Benn

Publisher: Soho Crime

ISBN: 9781616955700

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 9062

The fog of war surrounding D-Day and Operation Tiger provides cover for one of Billy Boyle's grisliest investigations. When an unidentified corpse washes ashore at Slapton Sands on England's southern coast, US Army Captain Billy Boyle and his partner, Lieutenant Piotr "Kaz" Kazimierz, are assigned to investigate. The Devonshire beach is the home to Operation Tiger, the top-secret rehearsal for the approaching D-Day invasion of Normandy, and the area is restricted; no one seems to know where the corpse could have come from. Luckily, Billy and Kaz have a comfortable place to lay their heads at the end of the day: Kaz's old school chum David lives close by and has agreed to host the two men during their investigation. Glad for a distraction from his duties, Billy settles into life at David's family's fancy manor, Ashcroft, and makes it his mission to get to know its intriguing cast of characters. Just when Billy and Kaz begin to wrap up their case, they find themselves with not one soggy corpse on their hands but hundreds following a terrible tragedy during the D-Day rehearsal. To complicate things, life at Ashcroft has been getting tense: secret agendas, buried histories, and family grudges abound. Then one of the men meets a sudden demise. Was it a heart attack? Or something more sinister? From the Hardcover edition.
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The Last Diaries

Author: Tony Benn

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 144649389X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

View: 5447

In this final volume of diaries, Tony Benn reflects on the compensations and the disadvantages of old age. With the support of a small circle of friends and his extended family, he continues his activities on behalf of social justice, peace and accountability in public life, to a background of political change and the international economic crisis. Following an illness in 2009 the diaries, kept for over sixty years, cease. Published here alongside these last diaries are Tony Benn’s highly personal insights into the challenges of old age and failing health, of widowhood,and of moving out of the family home after sixty years. Finally, we share in Tony Benn's hopes for the future based on his years of experience and his natural optimism.
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John Maynard Keynes, Harry Dexter White, and the Making of a New World Order

Author: Benn Steil

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691149097

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 449

View: 1077

Reveals how the blueprint for the post-World War II economic order was actually drawn.
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Hidden Histories in Kids TV

Author: Greg Healey

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781910705964

Category:

Page: 256

View: 6182

Not In Front of the Children looks at 60s period of national upheaval through the prism of childrens tv and discovers a unique perspective on key issues such as motorway schemes, slum clearances, education reforms and the emergence of teen culture.
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Author: Daniel Pinkwater

Publisher: Candlewick Press

ISBN: 0763659711

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 80

View: 461

With signature wit and whimsy, the inimitable Daniel Pinkwater introduces an eccentric, endearing babysitter every child will wish they could have. Nick and Maxine live in a tall building with one apartment on top of another. So when they look out their window and see a little house they never knew was there, of course they must visit (especially when their parents tell them not to!). Going through the boiler room, they're amazed to find to a secret backyard with a garden, a porch, and a statue of a cat. And they're even more amazed when that cat starts to talk. . . . Welcome to the world of Mrs. Noodlekugel, where felines converse and serve cookies and tea, vision-impaired mice join the party (but may put crumbs up their noses), and children in search of funny adventures are drawn by the warm smell of gingerbread and the promise of magical surprises.
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Author: Simon Elegant

Publisher: Ecco

ISBN: 9780880016568

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 4846

History & legend combine in this acclaimed historical novel about the life of the famed Chinese poet.
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Author: Fred Rogers

Publisher: Putnam Pub Group

ISBN: N.A

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 3387

How do you get to know someone in a wheelchair? Is it okay to ask questions when you see someone who is different from you? Sometimes it's hard to know where to begin. But just because someone may not walk or talk the way you do, doesn't mean you can't be friends. In his characteristically wise and gentle way, Mister Rogers challenges the stereotypes that often plague children with special needs and celebrates six children who are extraordinary friends. This book opens up a difficult subject to discussion. Once again, Rogers sends out a rallying cry that we are all special. The more we talk to each other the more we can understand and appreciate the extraordinary traits in each of us.
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Author: R.S. Ford

Publisher: Titan Books (US, CA)

ISBN: 1785653075

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 7371

In a world where magic has vanished, rival nations vie for power in a continent devastated by war. When a young woman demonstrates magical talent for the first time in decades there are those that will kill to obtain her power. But the girl finds that guardians can come from the most unlikely places.
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