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In this instant New York Times Bestseller, Geoff Smart and Randy Street provide a simple, practical, and effective solution to what The Economist calls "the single biggest problem in business today": unsuccessful hiring. The average hiring mistake costs a company $1.5 million or more a year and countless wasted hours. This statistic becomes even more startling when you consider that the typical hiring success rate of managers is only 50 percent. The silver lining is that "who" problems are easily preventable. Based on more than 1,300 hours of interviews with more than 20 billionaires and 300 CEOs, Who presents Smart and Street's A Method for Hiring. Refined through the largest research study of its kind ever undertaken, the A Method stresses fundamental elements that anyone can implement-and it has a 90 percent success rate.Whether you're a member of a board of directors looking for a new CEO, the owner of a small business searching for the right people to make your company grow, or a parent in need of a new babysitter, it's all about Who. Inside you'll learn how to* avoid common "voodoo hiring" methods* define the outcomes you seek* generate a flow of A Players to your team-by implementing the #1 tactic used by successful businesspeople* ask the right interview questions to dramatically improve your ability to quickly distinguish an A Player from a B or C candidate* attract the person you want to hire, by emphasizing the points the candidate cares about mostIn business, you are who you hire. In Who, Geoff Smart and Randy Street offer simple, easy-to-follow steps that will put the right people in place for optimal success.From the Hardcover edition.
Antiziganism is a widespread phenomenon in all European societies. Poor or rich, 'postcommunist' or 'traditional', North or South, with 'lean' or 'thick' welfare systems-all European societies demonstrate antiziganist prejudice. All across Europe Romanis are among the poorest, most destitute, and most excluded communities. Widespread prejudice and stereotypical representations of Romani individuals limit their chances for participation in democratic decision making processes and their access to services. Unable to counteract majority stereotypes systematically, more often than not they remain on the fringes of society. This edited volume asks where these stereotypes and prejudices come from, why they are ubiquitous to all societies, and how pertinent their impact on antiziganist attitudes found in European societies really is.
"When We Were Very Young" and "Now We Are Six" complete the four-volume set of deluxe editions of the Milne and Shepard classic works. Like their companions, the "Winnie-the-Pooh 80th Anniversary Edition/i> and "The House At Pooh Corner," these beautiful books feature a ribbon bookmark, a specially designed jacket with metallic ink and a peep-through window to the fullcolor case, and full-color artwork on cream-colored stock. The imaginative charm that has made Pooh the world's most famous bear pervades the pages of Milne's poetry, and Ernest H. Shepard's witty and loving illustrations enhance these truly delightful gift editions.
A LOVE WORTH FIGHTING FOR. . .Her Arapabo name is Singing Wind but no one at the Boston ladies' academy knows of Wannie's Indian ancestry. Pretending to be Spanish royalty, she has concealed her past behind fine clothes and elegant manners. Now she returns to Colorado with the fiancé, a wealthy businessman who wants to invest in land and gold. Waiting there is Keso. Once a Denver street urchin, this full-blooded Indian has loved only one woman all his life-Singing Wind. In his pocket is the ring he bought for her; in his heart burns a passion no other man can match. And ahead lies a dangerous trek into the Colorado mountains. . .where the Ute tribe faces the last great Indian uprising. . .where nature's fury strips a man to his very soul. . .and where a woman called Singing Wind is taken hostage by the magnificent warrior who dares to battle for her body, her heart, and her precious love.
In the tradition of New Adult superstar Jessica Sorensen, Ellie Cahill's debut novel is a charming friends-with-benefits story . . . with a twist! What if after every bad breakup, there was someone to help "cleanse your palate"--someone who wouldn't judge you, who was great in bed, someone you were sure not to fall in love with? "Sorbet sex" could solve everything--as long as it never got too sweet. Joss and Matt have been friends since freshman year of college, meeting one night after Joss is dumped by her boyfriend. After a few drinks, Matt humors her with a proposition: that he'll become her go-to guy whenever she needs to heal a broken heart. In return, she'll do the same for him. The #1 Rule: They'll never fall in love with each other. People scoff at the arrangement. But six years later, Joss and Matt are still the best of friends . . . with benefits. Through a string of boyfriends and girlfriends--some almost perfect, some downright wrong--Joss and Matt are always there for each other when the going gets tough. No strings. No attachments. Piece of cake. No problem. After all, since they wrote the rules, surely they can play by them. Or can they?Advance praise for When Joss Met Matt "Hands down, one of my favorite New Adult reads . . . Ellie Cahill is definitely one to watch!"--New York Times bestselling author Cora Carmack "This is one of those books that make you forget everything around you. Prepare to be consumed by this story."--Sophie Jordan, New York Times bestselling author of Wild "Fun, sexy, and full of amazing chemistry, When Joss Met Matt is an entertaining escape that will leave you smiling with every turn of the page."--Cassie Mae, author of The Real ThingFrom the Trade Paperback edition.
The most radically original book from one of the modernist movement's greatest writers. The Waves follows the lives of seven people from childhood to adulthood, exploring questions of self, of consciousness, and of masculinity and femininity. It is exclusively told through long soliloquies by six of the characters, an entirely original approach to narrative that highlights Virginia Woolf's bottomless innovative capacity. Penguin Random House Canada is proud to bring you classic works of literature in e-book form, with the highest quality production values. Find more today and rediscover books you never knew you loved.
The Guardians of Eternity are facing a final battle to save their world--but battles of the heart may be the most difficult to fight...Cyn, the vampire clan chief of Ireland, is an unabashed hedonist whose beauty is surpassed only by his insatiable appetite for pleasure. It's no wonder he's furious when he's transported from the magical land of the pureblooded feys to his desolate medieval castle--only to have his very existence thrown into a chaos that even he cannot charm his way out of... Most women may be all but powerless against Cyn, but Fallon, a sharp-witted fairy princess, is less than beguiled by the silver-tongued vampire. She's a serious soul with no time for the sort of games he plays--especially when they learn that someone is trying to close the veil that separates the dimensions. But seduction may prove the most powerful force of all, as attraction ignites between the unlikely pair even as worlds are colliding around them...
Twenty years after Appomattox, stricken by cancer and facing financial ruin, Ulysses S. Grant wrote his Personal Memoirs to secure his family's future. in doing so, the Civil War's greatest general won himself a unique place in American letters. His character, intelligence, sense of purpose, and simple compassion are evident throughout this vivid and deeply moving account, which has been acclaimed by readers as diverse asMark Twain, Matthew Arnold, Gertrude Stein, and Edmund Wilson. Annotated and complete with detailed maps, battle plans, and facsimiles reproduced from the original edition, this volume offers an unparalleled vantage on the most terrible, moving, and inexhaustibly fascinating event in American history. included are 174 letters, many of them to his wife, Julia, which offer an intimate view of their affectionate and enduring marriage.
The first book by one of the most accomplished novelists of the 20th Century. The Voyage Out tells the story of Rachel Vinrace, a young woman on a boat trip from England to South America. Her journey across the ocean is mirrored by a psuedo-mythological journey of self-discovery. It features Clarissa Dalloway, who Woolf would later feature as the protagonist of Mrs. Dalloway. Penguin Random House Canada is proud to bring you classic works of literature in e-book form, with the highest quality production values. Find more today and rediscover books you never knew you loved.
One of the most celebrated gothic tales ever written, it is famous for its evocative, chilling writing and its layers of mystery. The Turn of the Screw tells the story of a young woman hired on as the governess for two young children, told to take full responsibility for the youngsters and not ever bother their father. At first she has no issues to contend with, other than the mysterious expulsion of the boy Miles from boarding school, but she soon finds herself stalked by two mysterious figures who may or may not be human. Penguin Random House Canada is proud to bring you classic works of literature in e-book form, with the highest quality production values. Find more today and rediscover books you never knew you loved.
A Texas Ranger with a troubled past finds shelter from a storm - and soul-stirring passion - with an innocent beauty who has some secrets of her own.
Alexis de Tocqueville, a young aristocratic French lawyer, came to the United States in 1831 to study its penitentiary systems. His nine-month visit and subsequent reading and reflection resulted in Democracy in America (1835-40), a landmark masterpiece of political observation and analysis. Tocqueville vividly describes the unprecedented social equality he found in America and explores its implications for European society in the emerging modern era. His book provides enduring insight into the political consequences of widespread property ownership, the potential dangers to liberty inherent in majority rule, the importance of civil institutions in an individualistic culture dominated by the pursuit of material self-interest, and the vital role of religion in American life, while prophetically probing the deep differences between the free and slave states. The clear, fluid, and vigorous translation by Arthur Goldhammer is the first to fully capture Tocqueville's achievements both as an accomplished literary stylist and as a profound political thinker.
Virgnia's Woolf's crowning achievement, and one of the greatest novels of the 20th century. To the Lighthouse tells the story of the Ramsey family, gathered at a cottage with several guests. While the story lacks a conventional narrative, many of the events centre around the desire of James, one of the Ramseys' children, to visit a lighthouse. It is one of the classics of the modernist movement, and the stream of consciousness narrative style in particular. The second section, Time Passes, is famous for its depiction of loss and death over the course of years. Penguin Random House Canada is proud to bring you classic works of literature in e-book form, with the highest quality production values. Find more today and rediscover books you never knew you loved.
Quincy Westbrooke has been in the dating game long enough to know exactly what he's looking for in a woman: tall, attractive, long hair, intelligent, no kids, independent, and most of all, drama free! His perfect criteria is thrown out the window when he meets Paige Michaels."No" isn't a word that Charysse Westbrooke is used to hearing from anyone, but now it seems to be a part of her brother's vocabulary, and she thinks it's because of Paige, the new woman in his life, and she ain't having it. Paige Michaels is living the good life and loving it. Her plate is too full with her job, her daughter, her friends, and her new man to even be worried about her ex-boyfriend or his new wife. Find out what happens when Paige is confronted with a mix of friends, family, her baby daddy, her baby daddy's family, his friends, his sister, and all kinds of issues in between. It doesn't take long before the drama rises to the next level.
When an elderly relative passes away, the last thing Sir Michael Stewart expects is a bequest--especially a lushly attractive young woman determined to move into his home! The old lady's former companion and housekeeper, Catriona Grant has promised to take care of him now, but Michael doesn't need her help: The stubborn lass has far too many ideas about letting the sunshine in and chasing the doldrums out. Widowed and content at his remote and admittedly rather bleak estate on Scotland's coast, Michael has only one solution--finding Miss Grant a husband of her own. But letting her go isn't as easy as he imagined--especially when he discovers that what passed for contentment before has been shattered by fantasies of the sweet tilt of Catriona's lips, and the soft curves of her body. .
Leaving Manchester, England, in 1774 to avoid religious persecution, the Shakers crossed the Atlantic and during the next 50 years established 19 villages in the United States from Maine to Kentucky. Guided by the principles of utility, honesty, and order, the ultimate goal of the Shakers was to create a heaven on earth in both their worship and their work. Consequently, careful craftsmanship, signature details, an dthe commitment to excellence are seen in every object they produced, ranging from free-standing tables, chairs, desks, boxes, and case clocks to built-in cupboards and cases of drawers. The unique buildings, objects, and lifestyle of the Shakers has set them apart in American art and culture as a matter of course, but ever since "Shaker Handicraft" - the first major Shaker exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art in 1935 --the appreciation for Americana and folk art has continued to grow. Today the spirit of Shaker craft, combined with its clean lines, solid construction, and honest functionality, make it one of the most popular and timeless design categories in the US and beyond.From the Trade Paperback edition.
Thomas Paine was the impassioned democratic voice of the Age of Revolution, and this volume brings together his best-known works: Common Sense, The American Crisis, Rights of Man, The Age of Reason, along with a selection of letters, articles and pamphlets that emphasizes Paine's American years. "I know not whether any man in the world," wrote John Adams in 1805, "has had more influence on its inhabitants or affairs for the last thirty years than Tom Paine." The impassioned democratic voice of the Age of Revolution, Paine wrote for his mass audience with vigor, clarity, and "common sense." This Library of America volume is the first major new edition of his work in 50 years, and the most comprehensive single-volume collection of his writings available. Paine came to America in 1774 at age 37 after a life of obscurity and failure in England. Within fourteen months he published Common Sense, the most influential pamphlet for the American Revolution, and began a career that would see him prosecuted in England, imprisoned and nearly executed in France, and hailed and reviled in the American nation he helped create. In Common Sense, Paine set forth an inspiring vision of an independent America as an asylum for freedom and an example of popular self-government in a world oppressed by despotism and hereditary privilege. The American Crisis, begun during "the times that try men's souls" in 1776, is a masterpiece of popular pamphleteering in which Paine vividly reports current developments, taunts and ridicules British adversaries, and enjoins his readers to remember the immense stakes of their struggle. Among the many other items included in the volume are the combative "Forester" letters, written in a reply to a Tory critic of Common Sense, and several pieces concerning the French Revolution, including an incisive argument against executing Louis XVI. Rights of Man (1791-1792), written in response to Edmund Burke's attacks on the French Revolution, is a bold vision of an egalitarian society founded on natural rights and unbound by tradition. Paine's detailed proposal for government assistance to the poor inspired generations of subsequent radicals and reformers. The Age of Reason (1794-1795), Paine's most controversial work, is an unrestrained assault on the authority of the Bible and a fervent defense of the benevolent God of deism. Included in this volume are a detailed chronology of Paine's life, informative notes, an essay on the complex printing history of Paine's work, and an index.
ON THE EVE OF REVOLUTION, EGYPT IS A TINDERBOX. WILL ONE AMERICAN LIGHT THE SPARK THAT SETS IT ABLAZE? Gore Vidal was one of America's greatest and most controversial writers. The author of twenty-three novels, five plays, three memoirs, numerous screenplays and short stories, and well over two hundred essays, he received the National Book Award in 1993. In 1953, Vidal had already begun writing the works that would launch him to the top ranks of American authors and intellectuals. But in the wake of criticism for the scandalous content of his third novel, The City and the Pillar, Vidal turned to writing crime fiction under pseudonyms: three books as "Edgar Box" and one as "Cameron Kay." The Edgar Box novels were subsequently republished under his real name. The Cameron Kay never was. Lost for more than 60 years and overflowing with political and sexual intrigue, Thieves Fall Out provides a delicious glimpse into the mind of Gore Vidal in his formative years. By turns mischievous and deadly serious, Vidal tells the story of a man caught up in events bigger than he is, a down-on-his-luck American hired to smuggle an ancient relic out of Cairo at a time when revolution is brewing and heads are about to roll. One part Casablanca and one part torn-from-the-headlines tabloid reportage, this novel also offers a startling glimpse of Egypt in turmoil -- written over half a century ago, but as current as the news streaming from the streets of Cairo today.
Sweeping from the cultured salons of 19th-century London to the wild Scottish Highlands, Jackie Ivie's seductive new novel weaves the tale of a desperate lady and a ruthless laird whose only common ground is the territory of desire. . .A Lady Of Ice Beautiful and elegant, Elise, the Duchess of Wynd, has survived among the nobility by carefully cultivating a façade of cutting wit and heartlessness. Nothing ruffles her. And no man can break through her defenses. . .A Man Of Fire A fierce Scottish warrior, Colin is the new Duke of MacGowan and--in polite circles--looked upon as no better than a barbarian. Nevertheless, he is a lord who brooks no defiance. . .and holds no rein on his pleasures. . .A Promise Of Passion Colin's very presence ties Elise's sharp-edged tongue: She is all too aware that he could be the answer to her prayers--or her worst nightmare. For Elise harbors secrets that could change the course of both their lives. But before she can reveal them, she must make the wild knight her own. . .
Light... It could only be seen in the dead of night. The satanic glow swirled above the old railroad tracks, pulsating with evil, flickering with the light of hell itself. And it drew the young people of Good Hope to its shimmering core like moths to a flame...Dark The eerie change in the slumbering Missouri town could only be seen by one child. Innocent ten-year-old Heather sensed the chill of darkness in her schoolmates' vacant stares, the evil festering in their hearts. But no one listened to her terrified screams. No one believed the nightmare was true. And now it was Heather's turn to feed the hungry spirit--with her very soul.
Bestselling author Holly Chamberlin's heartfelt novel, set in a beautiful Maine beach town, tells of three sisters--and one summer filled with revelations...When Poppy Higgins left Yorktide, Maine, for Boston, she pictured future visits home as brief diversions from her real life in the big city. Fate had different ideas, and at twenty-five, Poppy has been called back to care for her two younger sisters following their father's death.Sixteen-year-old Daisy resents Poppy's long absence and chafes under her sometimes fumbling efforts to be a parent. Violet, now thirteen, is a virtual stranger to her oldest sister. Once a happy, united family, the Higginses seem adrift, and Poppy longs to escape her responsibilities. But when Daisy befriends Evie, an enigmatic newcomer to Yorktide, the young woman will be an unlikely catalyst in the sisters' journey back to each other. For as Poppy discovers the deep loss in Evie's life, she awakens to the truth about her own, and about the town, and the people, she's tried to leave behind.Filled with the candid warmth of real sisterhood, Summer with My Sisters explores the many forms a family can take, and the unspoken ties that endure, season after season...
For the first time, the best work of a distinctive master of American noir is available in authoritative e-book editions from The Library of America. In Street of No Return (1954), David Goodis presents a skid row odyssey in which a famous crooner scarred by violence descends into dereliction. From its opening in the freezing wind of a November street corner through its explosive ending, it is imbued with Goodis's deep identification with "the unchartered society of the homeless and the hopeless." Other David Goodis novels available as Library of America E-Book Classics include: Nightfall, Dark Passage, The Moon in the Gutter, and The Burglar.
"If you can't reach a girlfriend to pour out your heart read Souls of My Sisters... Souls is just the thing when you need an extra boost." --Heart and Soul MagazineSisters Share Their Experience. . .And Their StrengthIn this revised edition, black women from all walks of life candidly reveal how they overcame challenges just like the ones you're facing now. From Patti Labelle, Terrie M. Williams, LisaRaye McCoy, and Mary J. Blige to single moms and spiritual leaders, these diverse females have bonded together in print, for the first time, to discuss the issues that have touched their lives. You'll find a few new stories and learn what has happened to some of these Soul Sisters in this revised edition. Their powerful, provocative, and ultimately uplifting stories relate with raw honesty the experiences only their sisters can truly understand, from abortion, AIDS and date rape to love, sex, racism, and money. Your sisters have been in your shoes. With their help, and your own inner strength of faith, you'll soon be taking the first precious steps toward healing from within--and liberating the magnificent woman you always dreamed of becoming. "Provides an opportunity for us to stop apologizing for what we have no control over and control what we can." --Debra Fraser-Howze, President/CEO of the National Black Leadership Commission on AIDS Dawn Marie Daniels brings a spirited array of professional credentials to her role as Editor of Souls of My Sisters. She was the editorial force behind a number of award-winning authors, and has utilized her position and power as one of the book industry's premier editors to ensure that African American projects get the attention they deserve. Daniels has established a commanding presence in adult nonfiction with such books as In the Meantime and One Day My Soul Just Opened Up, both New York Times bestsellers by Iyanla Vanzant. She utilized her eight years of publishing experience to bring new talent to the surface and helped push them to the forefront of the publishing industry. Daniels' authors have been published through various imprints such as Prentice Hall Press, Fireside, Touchstone, S&S Aguilar, Scribner Paperback fiction, Simon & Schuster Trade, and Pocket Books. Candace Sandy is the President of Candace Sandy Communications a multi media cooperative targeting women. For ten years, Candace Sandy has also served as the Communications Director for Congressman Gregory W. Meeks (D-NY) of the Sixth Congressional District, a member of the House Foreign Service and Financial Services Committees. In her capacity as Communications Director, Sandy has managed both national and international media campaigns in countries that have included Africa, Canada, Caribbean, China, Colombia, Cuba, Great Britain, India, Israel, Malaysia, Peru, and Venezuela. A frequent lecturer, who has served on several high-profile political campaigns, Sandy has worked tirelessly on behalf of women's issues including poverty, domestic violence, youth prostitution, anti crime, financial literacy, and reentry in New York City. Sandy is the former General Manager of New York University Radio Station WNYU 89.1 FM. As a former Radio Advertising Bureau Mercury AD/LAB Fellow, Sandy has covered such events as the 1993 and 1997 Presidential Inaugurations and the1996 Summer Olympics. She has also conducted several celebrity radio interviews, including Pam Grier, Stevie Wonder, and Will Smith.
The ten works collected in this volume demonstrate how a diverse group of writers challenged the conscience of a nation and laid the foundations of the African American literary tradition by expressing their in anger, pain, sorrow, and courage.Included in the volume: Narrative of the Most Remarkable Particulars in the Life of James Albert Ukawsaw Gronniosaw; Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano; The Confessions of Nat Turner; Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass; Narrative of William W. Brown; Narrative of the Life and Adventures of Henry Bibb; Narrative of Sojouner Truth; Ellen and William Craft's Running a Thousand Miles for Freedom; Harriet Jacobs' Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl and Narrative of the Life of J. D.Green.
Epiphany Wright, Keisha Moore, and Shana Scott spent their teenage years as best friends in the hood of south side Jamaica, Queens. As adults, their friendship is put to the test when envy, built-up animosity, hidden betrayal, and the bad boys in their lives cause more havoc. Every day becomes a struggle to keep it tight. With all that's riding against them when drastic situations occur, will these girls be down for one another, or be just plain Sheisty?
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