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From the legendary producer and author of The Kid Stays in the Picture--one of the greatest Hollywood memoirs ever written--comes a long-awaited second work with all the elements of a star-studded blockbuster: glamour and conflict, giddy highs and near-fatal lows, struggle and perseverance, tragedy and triumph.
This is the intimate and fascinating account of the rise and fall and rise again in show business of Hollywood giant and legendary "bad boy" Robert Evans. From Errol Flynn to Ava Garnder to Francis Ford Coppola and Mia Farrow, Evans spares no reputation, least of all his own, in this sizzling, tell-all biography.
How to be a "peacebuilder" and mediate between conflicted entities.
Science, if it can deliver truth, cannot deliver it at the speed of politics. The idea that science would one day be able to solve all problems by the application of logic and experiment began to fail at the beginning of the twentieth century. Quantum theory, Gödel's proof, the turning in on themselves of philosophies such as logical positivism and, more recently, the rediscovery of chaos, have shown that, as in the nightmare, the train of a perfect science is always leaving the station just as you get there. And those are just the "internal" problems.
The keys to having an outstanding career as a school leader.The American educational system is in crisis; trends of recent years have been extraordinarily hard on educators. An entire generation of school leaders is retiring, many of them early, and the number of candidates applying to replace them is plummeting. In many districts, applications have shrunk by nearly two-thirds. Seven Secrets of The Savvy School Leader hopes to counteract these glum statistics by giving both aspiring and experienced school leaders important survival tools, and encouraging long-term leaders to renew their faith in their own abilities.Describes the innate tensions inherent in leadership Explores the difference between dilemmas and problemsEncourages leaders to make change by making meaning Offers guidance for being your best and bold selfWritten an expert on school leadership who has worked closely with thousands of schools over the years, the book will help anyone serving as or considering becoming a school administrator.
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