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The Half Wives: A Novel

by Stacia Pelletier

Over the course of one momentous day, two women who have built their lives around the same man find themselves moving toward an inevitable reckoning. Former Lutheran minister Henry Plageman is a master secret keeper and a man wracked by grief. He and his wife, Marilyn, tragically lost their young son, Jack, many years ago. But he now has another child—a daughter, eight-year-old Blue—with Lucy, the woman he fell in love with after his marriage collapsed. The Half Wives follows these interconnected characters on May 22, 1897, the anniversary of Jack’s birth. Marilyn distracts herself with charity work at an orphanage. Henry needs to wrangle his way out of the police station, where he has spent the night for disorderly conduct. Lucy must rescue and rein in the intrepid Blue, who has fallen in a saltwater well. But before long, these four will all be drawn on this day to the same destination: to the city cemetery on the outskirts of San Francisco, to the grave that means so much to all of them. The collision of lives and secrets that follows will leave no one unaltered.

All Creatures: Life Lessons Learned From Some of God's Lesser Creatures

by Elizabeth Simmons

If you have ever known the unconditional love of an animal, you will undoubtedly relate to the experiences recounted in All Creatures. Within these pages you will find a variety of stories that are sure to bring tears of sorrow or joy to your eyes. Sharing life with a pet of any kind can have such a profound effect on your worldview, both globally and personally. Because there is so much to learn during our brief stint on this earth, we are best served when we allow ourselves to be schooled by even the unlikeliest of professors. Is it possible to learn valuable lessons about faith, family, and friendship through daily interactions with animals? “What if our relationship with God was such that we experienced an ache inside, a true yearning to be with him? What if we couldn’t wait for the next time we would get to share a moment with him? I don’t know about you, but I want my desire for communion with my Father to become an unquenchable thirst. I want to long for it with breathlessly intense eagerness, just as the dogs pant for bowls of cool water after a long day in the heat of a summer sun. I want to be refreshed, not by what the world has to offer, but by what God alone can give.” —All Creatures Join Simmons as she shares the many jewels of wisdom she has gained during everyday encounters with her own pets over the years. Her unique way of seeing beyond the obvious to the heart of the matter will lead you to wonder if you could learn a thing or two from a beloved pet.

American Love Songs (Deutsch)

by Ashlyn Kane Martina Gille

Jake Brenner muss sich erst mal die Hörner abstoßen, ehe er daran denken kann, sich zu verlieben. Abgesehen davon, ist er viel zu beschäftigt mit seiner Band, den Wayward Sons, um sich auf die Suche nach der großen Liebe zu machen. Seine Zurückhaltung hat nichts mit seiner peinlichen Schwärmerei für Chris, den Leadsänger der Band und Jakes ehemals bestem Freund, zu tun. Aber das war, bevor der geheimnisvolle Streuner Parker McAvoy sich als neuer Leadgitarrist der Band eingeschrieben hatte. Er kann die Anziehungskraft, die der süße, schusselige Parker auf ihn ausübt, nur eine gewisse Zeit lang verleugnen, ehe er sein Verlangen, etwas deswegen zu unternehmen, nicht mehr länger ignorieren kann. Das Problem ist, dass Parker genau weiß, was Jake für ein Schürzenjäger ist - und, ach ja, er ist nicht schwul. Das denkt Jake jedenfalls, bis eine Reihe von miteinander verbundenen Ereignissen ihm vielversprechende neue Einsichten verschafft. Kann er Parker überzeugen, über seine schillernde Vergangenheit hinwegzusehen und ihm eine Chance zu geben? Oder wird dieses Liebeslied verklingen, ehe es überhaupt begonnen hat?

Mit ganzem Herzen (Hope Cove (Deutsch) #2)

by Cate Ashwood Nora Lys

Buch 2 in der Serie - Hope CoveOfficer Declan Grant wird zu einem Einsatz am Pier von Hope Coves gerufen. Dort findet er Lucas Hale vor, der zusammengeschlagen von einem Fischerboot geworfen wurde und kaum noch am Leben ist. Das brutale Verbrechen erschüttert die friedliche Gemeinde, in der jeder jeden kennt und die Türen meistens unverschlossen sind. Obwohl Declan noch nicht lange in Hope Cove wohnt, möchte er für immer hier bleiben und nichts würde er lieber tun, als Lucas zu beschützen. Freiwillig beginnt er, sich nach dessen Entlassung aus dem Krankenhaus um Lucas zu kümmern. Lucas will einfach nur die ganze Sache hinter sich lassen und nach vorne schauen. Je besser er Declan jedoch kennenlernt, desto schwerer fällt es ihm, Abstand zu dem Mann mit dem ausgeprägten Gerechtigkeitssinn zu halten. Die Untersuchung des Falls dauert an und Declan steht bald vor einem moralischen Dilemma. Er muss eine Wahl treffen, die sein geordnetes Leben durcheinanderwirbeln könnte und ihn zwingt, sich zwischen Lucas und dem Gesetz zu entscheiden.

Ein Mann: Des Seefahrers Und Aufrechten Bürgers Joachim Nettelbeck Wundersame Lebensgeschichte (The World At War)

by Joachim Nettelbeck

Joachim Christian Nettelbeck (* 20. September 1738 in Kolberg; 29. Januar 1824 ebenda) war ein durch seine Rolle bei der Verteidigung Kolbergs im Jahre 1807 und seine Autobiographie bekannter deutscher Volksheld. Als Elfjähriger durfte Nettelbeck auf dem Schiff seines Onkels ausnahmsweise nach Amsterdam mitreisen. Dort schlich er sich im Hafen an Bord eines holländischen Ozeanseglers und kam erst auf offener See wieder zum Vorschein. Das Schiff war ein Sklavenhändler und befuhr das Dreieck Westeuropa - Westafrika - Westindien - Westeuropa. Nach neunmonatiger Reise besuchte Nettelbeck bis zur Konfirmation wieder die Schule in Kolberg. Danach begann er eine Seemannsausbildung, zunächst als Schiffsjunge auf Ost- und Nordseefahrern. (Auszug aus Wikipedia)

The Creation of the American States

by A. Ward Burian

The fascinating story of how and why all fifty American states were formed—and how they became a part of history’s greatest social experiment. Every US state has a unique history that deserves a separate book. The Creation of the AmericanStates provides readers with essential information on how each of the fifty states came into being. From the time of the first explorers and settlers to the present day, A. Ward Burian tells the story of how the America was established over the course of four hundred years. He examines what motivated brave souls to venture into an unknown wilderness and then delves into the time frame for each state’s discovery, settlement, and consolidation into the United States. With brief biographies interjected that spark human interest and provide perspective to what was taking place, The Creation of the American States shares a better understanding of how the North American continent was transformed from a wilderness into a powerful nation—state by state.

Aesop's Fables - Translated by George Fyler Townsend: Translated By George Fyler Townsend (1887). Illustrated By Harrison Weir, John Tenniel, Ernest Griset And Others (Classics To Go)

by Aesop

Aesop's Fables is a collection of fables credited to Aesop, a slave and story-teller believed to have lived in ancient Greece between 620 and 560 BCE. Of diverse origins, the stories associated with Aesop's name have descended to modern times through a number of sources. They continue to be reinterpreted in different verbal registers and in popular as well as artistic mediums.

Investment Leadership and Portfolio Management: The Path To Successful Stewardship For Investment Firms (Wiley Finance Ser. #502)

by Brian D. Singer Greg Fedorinchik

An industry leader candidly examines the role of investment leadership in portfolio managementInvestment Leadership & Portfolio Management provides a top down analysis of successful strategies, structures, and actions that create an environment that leads to strong macro investment performance and rewarding investor outcomes. By examining how to manage and lead an investment firm through successful investment decision-making processes and actions, this book reveals what it will take to succeed in a radically changed investment landscape. From firm governance and firm structure-for single capability, multi-capability, and investment and product firms-to culture, strategy, vision, and execution, authors Brian Singer, Barry Mandinach, and Greg Fedorinchik touch upon key topics including the differences between leading and managing; investment philosophy, process, and portfolio construction; communication and transparency; and ethics and integrity.Leadership issues in investment firms are a serious concern, and this book addresses those concernsDetails the strong correlation between excellence in investment leadership and excellence in portfolio managementWritten by a group of experienced professionals in the field, including the Chairman of the CFA Institute Board of GovernorsUnderstanding how to operate in today's dynamic investment environment is critical. Investment Leadership & Portfolio Management contains the insights and information needed to make significant strides in this dynamic arena.

Brehm's Thierleben: Die Säugethiere (Classics To Go)

by Alfred Edmund Brehm

Alfred Edmund Brehm (* 2. Februar 1829 in Unterrenthendorf, heute Renthendorf bei Neustadt an der Orla; 11. November 1884 ebenda) war ein deutscher Zoologe und Schriftsteller. Sein Name wurde durch den Buchtitel Brehms Tierleben zu einem Synonym für populärwissenschaftliche zoologische Literatur. (Auszug aus Wikipedia)

Twelve Years a Slave: Revised Edition Of Original Version (Classics To Go)

by Solomon Northup

"Twelve Years a Slave" (1853) is a memoir and slave narrative by Solomon Northup, as told to and edited by David Wilson. Northup, a black man who was born free in New York, details his kidnapping in Washington, D.C. and subsequent sale into slavery. After having been kept in bondage for 12 years in Louisiana by various masters, Northup was able to write to friends and family in New York, who were in turn able to secure his release. Northup's account provides extensive details on the slave markets in Washington, D.C. and New Orleans and describes at length cotton and sugar cultivation on major plantations in Louisiana. (Excerpt from Wikipedia)

Cricket (Classics To Go)

by A. G. Steel

Excerpt: "Steel played in the first ever Test Match in England at The Oval in 1880, then in the famous Test which England narrowly lost in 1882. The mock obituary was published in The Sporting Times saying "R.I.P. English Cricket...the body will be cremated and the Ashes will be taken to Australia."

Little Women: 150th Anniversary Edition

by J. Courtney Sullivan Shreya Gupta Louisa May Alcott

The beautiful 150th anniversary edition of Louisa May Alcott's classic tale of the four March sisters, featuring new illustrations and an introduction by New York Times bestselling author J. Courtney SullivanFor generations, children around the world have come of age with Louisa May Alcott's March girls: hardworking eldest sister Meg, headstrong, impulsive Jo, timid Beth, and precocious Amy. With their father away at war, and their loving mother Marmee working to support the family, the four sisters have to rely on one another for support as they endure the hardships of wartime and poverty. We witness the sisters growing up and figuring out what role each wants to play in the world, and, along the way, join them on countless unforgettable adventures.Readers young and old will fall in love with this beloved classic, at once a lively portrait of nineteenth-century family life and a feminist novel about young women defying society's expectations.

Die Geschichte des Diethelm von Buchenberg (Classics To Go)

by Berthold Auerbach

Berthold Auerbach, eigentlich Moses Baruch Auerbacher, (* 28. Februar 1812 in Nordstetten (heute Ortsteil von Horb); 8. Februar 1882 in Cannes) war ein deutscher Schriftsteller. Die Dorfgeschichten haben eine leicht überschaubare Struktur und schildern das gewöhnliche Leben der gesellschaftlichen Unterschichten im damaligen Deutschland. (Auszug aus Wikipedia)

The Home at Greylock

by Elizabeth Prentiss

In giving and in sparing to me this darling child How strange and how sad it would be to live alone in this large house And Maud fits in to every crack and crevice there is in me as very few girls could. And she is so thoroughly and genially happy that it is not selfish in me to rejoice that she does not care to fly out of the nest.

The Albert Einstein Collection: Essays in Humanism, The Theory of Relativity, and The World As I See It

by Albert Einstein

Three captivating volumes reveal how Einstein viewed both the physical universe and the everyday world in which he lived. A century after his theory of general relativity shook the foundations of the scientific world, Albert Einstein's name is still synonymous with genius. This collection is an introduction to one of the world's greatest minds.Essays in Humanism Nuclear proliferation, Zionism, and the global economy are just a few of the insightful and surprisingly prescient topics scientist Albert Einstein discusses in this volume of collected essays from between 1931 and 1950. With a clear voice and a thoughtful perspective on the effects of science, economics, and politics in daily life, Einstein's essays provide an intriguing view inside the mind of a genius as he addresses the philosophical challenges presented during the turbulence of the Great Depression, World War II, and the dawn of the Cold War.The Theory of Relativity and Other Essays E=mc2 may be Einstein's most well-known contribution to modern science. Now, on the one-hundredth anniversary of the theory of general relativity, discover the thought process behind this famous equation. In this collection of his seven most important essays on physics, Einstein guides his reader through the many layers of scientific theory that formed a starting point for his discoveries. By both supporting and refuting the theories and scientific efforts of his predecessors, he reveals the origins and meaning of such significant topics as physics and reality, the fundamentals of theoretical physics, the common language of science, the laws of science and of ethics, and an elementary derivation of the equivalence of mass and energy. This remarkable collection, authorized by the Albert Einstein archives, allows the non-scientist to understand not only the significance of Einstein's masterpiece, but also the brilliant mind behind it.The World As I See It Authorized by the Albert Einstein Archives, this is a fascinating collection of observations about life, religion, nationalism, and a host of personal topics that engaged the intellect of one of the world's greatest minds. In the aftermath of World War I, Einstein writes about his hopes for the League of Nations, his feelings as a German citizen about the growing anti-Semitism and nationalism of his country, and his opinions about the current affairs of his day. In addition to these political perspectives, The World As I See It reveals the idealistic, spiritual, and witty side of this great intellectual as he approaches topics including "Good and Evil," "Religion and Science," "Active Pacifism," "Christianity and Judaism," and "Minorities." Including letters, speeches, articles and essays written before 1935, this collection offers a complete portrait of Einstein as a humanitarian and as a human being trying to make sense of the changing world around him.This authorized ebook features new introductions by Neil Berger and an illustrated biography of Albert Einstein, which includes rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the Albert Einstein Archives at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

The Sea Fogs: Short Story (Classics To Go)

by Robert Louis Stevenson

Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson (13 November 1850 - 3 December 1894) was a Scottish novelist, poet, essayist, and travel writer. His most famous works are Treasure Island, Kidnapped, and Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. A literary celebrity during his lifetime, Stevenson now ranks among the 26 most translated authors in the world. (Excerpt from Wikipedia)

The World As I See It

by Albert Einstein Neil Berger

A fascinating collection of Einstein's observations about life, religion, nationalism, and a host of personal topics that engaged the genius's intellectIn the aftermath of the First World War, Einstein writes about his hopes for the League of Nations, his feelings as a German citizen about the growing anti-Semitism and nationalism of his country, and his myriad opinions about the current affairs of his day. In addition to these political perspectives, The World As I See It reveals the idealistic, spiritual, and witty side of this great intellectual as he approaches topics including "Good and Evil," "Religion and Science," "Active Pacifism," "Christianity and Judaism," and "Minorities." Including letters, speeches, articles, and essays written before 1935, this collection offers a complete portrait of Einstein as a humanitarian and as a human being trying to make sense of the changing world around him. This authorized Philosophical Library ebook features a new introduction by Neil Berger, PhD, and an illustrated biography of Albert Einstein, which includes rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the Albert Einstein Archives at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

The Palgrave Handbook of Infertility in History: Approaches, Contexts and Perspectives

by Tracey Loughran Gayle Davis

This ground-breaking, interdisciplinary volume provides an overdue assessment of how infertility has been understood, treated and experienced in different times and places. It brings together scholars from disciplines including history, literature, psychology, philosophy, and the social sciences to create the first large-scale review of recent research on the history of infertility. Through exploring an unparalleled range of chronological periods and geographical regions, it develops historical perspectives on an apparently transhistorical experience. It shows how experiences of infertility, access to treatment, and medical perspectives on this ‘condition’ have been mediated by social, political, and cultural discourses. The handbook reflects on and interrogates different approaches to the history of infertility, including the potential of cross-disciplinary perspectives and the uses of different kinds of historical source material, and includes lists of research resources to aid teachers and researchers. It is an essential ‘go-to’ point for anyone interested in infertility and its history. Chapter 19 is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license via link.springer.com.

Brilliant Mistakes: Finding Success on the Far Side of Failure

by Paul J. Schoemaker

Named #1 Best Business Book of 2011, by Patriot-News-PennLive.comIf you have ever flown in an airplane, used electricity from a nuclear power plant, or taken an antibiotic, you have benefited from a brilliant mistake.Each of these life-changing innovations was the result of many missteps and an occasional brilliant insight that turned a mistake into a surprising portal of discovery. In Brilliant Mistakes, Paul Schoemaker, founder and chairman of Decision Strategies International, shares critical insights on the surprising benefits of making well-chosen mistakes.Brilliant Mistakes explores why minimizing mistakes may be the greatest mistake of all, situations when mistakes are most beneficial and when they should be avoided, the counter-intuitive idea that we should deliberately permit errors at times, and how to make the most of brilliant mistakes to improve business results.Brilliant Mistakes is based on solid academic research and insights from Schoemaker's work with more than 100 organizations, as well as his provocative Harvard Business Review article with Robert Gunther, "The Wisdom of Deliberate Mistakes." Schoemaker provides a practical roadmap for using mistakes to accelerate learning for your organization and yourself.

Customer Centricity: Focus on the Right Customers for Strategic Advantage (Wharton Executive Essentials)

by Peter Fader

Not all customers are created equal.Despite what the tired old adage says, the customer is not always right. Not all customers deserve your best efforts: in the world of customer centricity, there are good customers...and then there is pretty much everybody else.Upending some of our most fundamental beliefs, renowned behavioral data expert Peter Fader, Co-Director of The Wharton Customer Analytics Initiative, helps businesses radically rethink how they relate to customers. He provides insights to help you revamp your performance metrics, product development, customer relationship management and organization in order to make sure you focus directly on the needs of your most valuable customers and increase profits for the long term.

Financial Literacy for Managers: Finance and Accounting for Better Decision-Making (Wharton Executive Essentials)

by Richard A. Lambert

The language of businessIn order to understand how your business is performing right now and to evaluate, assess, and devise new strategies to boost future performance, you need information. Financial statements are a critical source of the information you need.In direct and simple terms, Richard A. Lambert, Miller-Sherrerd Professor of Accounting at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, demystifies financial statements and concepts and shows you how you can apply this information to make better business decisions for long-term profit. You will learn to use and interpret financial data; find out what we can learn from Pepsi, Krispy Kreme, General Motors, and other companies; learn how to evaluate investment strategies; and apply your financial know-how to develop a coherent business strategy.

The Immigrant Exodus: Why America Is Losing the Global Race to Capture Entrepreneurial Talent

by Vivek Wadhwa Alex Salkever

A 2012 ECONOMIST BOOK OF THE YEARMany of the United States' most innovative entrepreneurs have been immigrants, from Andrew Carnegie, Alexander Graham Bell, and Charles Pfizer to Sergey Brin, Vinod Khosla, and Elon Musk. Nearly half of Fortune 500 companies and one-quarter of all new small businesses were founded by immigrants, generating trillions of dollars annually, employing millions of workers, and helping establish the United States as the most entrepreneurial, technologically advanced society on earth.Now, Vivek Wadhwa, an immigrant tech entrepreneur turned academic with appointments at Duke, Stanford, Emory, and Singularity Universities, draws on his new Kauffman Foundation research to show that the United States is in the midst of an unprecedented halt in high-growth, immigrant-founded start-ups. He argues that increased competition from countries like China and India and US immigration policies are leaving some of the most educated and talented entrepreneurial immigrants with no choice but to take their innovation elsewhere. The consequences to our economy are dire; our multi-trillion dollar loss will be the gain of our global competitors.With his signature fearlessness and clarity, Wadhwa offers a concise framework for understanding the Immigrant Exodus and offers a recipe for reversal and rapid recovery.

Leading Successful Change: 8 Keys to Making Change Work

by Gregory P. Shea Cassie A. Solomon

Why do as many as 75% of change initiatives fail?We live in an era where constant change is the norm rather than the exception. Given globalization, increased competition, and constant technological turnover, no organization can run in place: change is not optional. However, the sad fact is that the vast majority of change efforts fail. As authors Gregory P. Shea and Cassie A. Solomon argue, they do not fail for a lack of trying or leadership. Chances are you have led or been part of a failed change. But why did it fail and how can the next change be successfully implemented?In this essential guide, authors Gregory P. Shea and Cassie A. Solomon deal with the real reasons change efforts fail-and how that failure can be avoided. They argue that change-real change-means changes in behavior and that the work environment itself is the greatest obstacle to making behavioral change stick. They reveal a tested method for leading successful change, which they have developed over a combined 50 years of helping organizations do just that.In Leading Successful Change, they share the 2 tenets for making successful change; how to create a scene that will provide a vision of the future; the 8 Levers of Change, a tried-and-true method for designing the work environment to support the changes; and how winning companies-from IKEA to a hospital near you-are successfully implementing change.Change is not optional and it is difficult-but it is also not impossible. Shea and Solomon present a thorough, well-researched explanation of how to make change work.

The Road to Cuba, Revised and Updated Edition: The Opportunities and Risks for US Business (Knowledge@Wharton Originals)

by Mauro F. Guillén Knowledge Wharton Gustavo Arnavat Faquiry Diaz Cala

Fully updated and revised as of March 2016, this new edition covers the latest developments to help US businesses build a strategic roadmap into the Cuban market.After President Barack Obama's announcement in December 2014, investors, business leaders, and entrepreneurs asked, What will this historic change mean for economic relations between the United States and Cuba? What opportunities-and risks-should US companies consider as they explore the business potential of one of the largest markets in the Caribbean? Now, 15 months later, the answers are becoming more clear.In The Road to Cuba: The Opportunities and Risks for US Business, Knowledge@Wharton, The Wharton School's online journal of business analysis, answers these questions and addresses:Quick-win opportunities: travel and tourism, telecoms, financial services, and food industriesLonger-term prospects: construction and real estate, energy production and mining, manufacturing and retail, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology, and agricultureThe political and economic risks and hurdles: An analysis of what could speed up-or derail-progress in relationsThe Road to Cuba is the most up-to-date guide for business leaders in the United States who want to understand the opportunities the Cuban market holds. It is also a must-read for business leaders in Cuba and around the world who want to understand the investment and competition that is on its way.

In Flanders Fields and Other Poems (The World At War #26)

by John Mccrae

In Flanders Fields is a war poem in the form of a rondeau, written during the First World War by Canadian physician Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae. He was inspired to write it on May 3, 1915, after presiding over the funeral of friend and fellow soldier Alexis Helmer, who died in the Second Battle of Ypres. According to legend, fellow soldiers retrieved the poem after McCrae, initially dissatisfied with his work, discarded it. "In Flanders Fields" was first published on December 8 of that year in the London-based magazine Punch. (Excerpt from Wikipedia)

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