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The Little Black Book of Success: Laws of Leadership for Black Women

by Marsha Haygood Rhonda Joy Mclean Elaine Brown

In this engaging and invaluable "mentor in your pocket," three dynamic and successful black female executives share their strategies to help all black women, at any level of their careers, play the power game-and win. Rich with wisdom, this practical gem focuses on the building blocks of true leadership-self-confidence, effective communication, collaboration, and courage-while dealing specifically with stereotypes (avoid the Mammy Trap, and don't become the Angry Black Woman) and the perils of self-victimization (don't assume that every challenge occurs because you are black or female). Some leaders are born, but most leaders are made-and The Little Black Book of Success will show you how to make it to the top, one step at a time.

Little Black Dress: A Peter Macklin Novel of Suspense

by Loren D. Estleman

Peter Macklin was a hit man for a long time, but he has taken steps to distance himself from his tattooed past, like quitting the mob, moving away from Detroit, and marrying the gorgeous, intelligent Laurie. But retirement isn't easy for an ex-hit man. Now the man accustomed to killing people in cold blood must adjust to a sadistic ritual of early marriage he must spend time with his eccentric mother-in-law. This event takes an unexpected turn when Macklin discovers that mom-in-law's boyfriend. Benjamin Grinnell, is a spotter for a gang of armed robbers. Unfortunately, Grinnell made a big mistake: he failed to spot a shotgun- toting shop-owner, whom the gang had to turn into red mist. Now Grinnell's life is threatened, and Grinnell's jeopardy endangers his sweetie...and Laurie. Macklin, driven by his professional curiosity and his desire to protect his family, can't help but get invoked. As Macklin investigates Grinnell's dark affairs, he inevitably gets tangled up with Grinnell's enemies, including the Ohio mob.. .and the law. All parties converge in a deadly shootout, with the lives of Macklin's loved ones and the fate of his marriage precariously hanging in the balance.

Little Black Girl Lost 2

by Keith Lee Johnson

As a follow-up to his bestselling Little Black Girl Lost, Keith Lee Johnson takes us back into the life of Johnnie Wise, a stunning 15-year old whose beauty is so seductive it sparked a race riot in New Orleans. Now, the riot is over, the National Guard has left, and life can begin to return to normal in the black-owned Sable Parish. For Johnnie, though, there is still some unfinished business. She has made it her mission to get to know the white side of her family, the Beauregards, and takes a job as a maid in their home, watching quietly to learn what really goes on behind the walls of their stately home. What she sees is more than she ever expected. Outside of work, Johnnie is determined to win back the love of her life, Lucas Matthews, but first she must convince him that the night she spent with ruthless crime boss Napoleon Bentley meant nothing to her. To Bentley, however, the night was unforgettable, and he will stop at nothing to have Johnnie to himself. He has set the wheels in motion to take over the New Orleans Mob, with Johnnie by his side as his willing concubine. Keith Lee Johnson weaves an tale of love, lust, deception and power, all against the backdrop of a racially troubled 1950s New Orleans. Johnnie Wise is a young woman readers won't soon forget.

Little Black Girl Lost 3: Ill Gotten Gains

by Keith Lee Johnson

The past resurfaces in the third instalment of the life and times of 17-year-old Johnnie Wise. Truth has its consequences and Johnnie has a lot to answer for - the innocent girl from the first tale is gone and all that remains is the self-absorbed, self-righteous courtesan who is now complicit in three murders. Keith Lee Johnson takes readers back to 1950s New Orleans and into a world of betrayal, envy, lust and murder where everyone has ulterior motives.

Little Black Girl Lost 4

by Keith Lee Johnson

In this fourth thrilling instalment, Keith Lee Johnson shows fans of the Little Black Girl Lost series what made Johnny Wise the person she is by taking readers all the way back to her beginning - to the story of Johnny's grandmother.

Little Blog on the Prairie

by Cathleen Davitt Bell

Thirteen-year-old Genevieve's summer at a frontier family history camp in Laramie, Wyoming, with her parents and brother is filled with surprises, which she reports to friends back home on the cell phone she sneaked in, and which they turn into a blog.

The Little Blue Book

by George Lakoff Elisabeth Wehling

The indispensable handbook for Democrats Voters cast their ballots for what they believe is right, for the things that make moral sense. Yet Democrats have too often failed to use language linking their moral values with their policies. The Little Blue Book demonstrates how to make that connection clearly and forcefully, with hands-on advice for discussing the most pressing issues of our time: the economy, health care, women's issues, energy and environmental policy, education, food policy, and more. Dissecting the ways that extreme conservative positions have permeated political discourse, Lakoff and Wehling show how to fight back on moral grounds and in concrete terms. Revelatory, passionate, and deeply practical, The Little Blue Book will forever alter the way Democrats and progressives think and talk about politics.

The Little Book for Girls

by M. L. Stratton

Sweet and charmingWild and whimsicalPrecocious and thoughtfulNo matter what type she is, a little girl is something to celebrate!--and this book is the perfect keepsake to remind them just how special they are. With songs, poems, lullabies, rhymes, and games, this timeless treasury celebrates all things girl. From Little Miss Muffet to making sugar cookies--these time-honored traditions will create unforgettable memories for every kind of little girl for years to come.

The Little Book of Aromatherapy

by Kathi Keville

Aromatherapy. The word conjures up images of luxurious spas, flower petals, and scented candles. But aromatherapy is more than just indulgence-it's also the key to improving complexion, boosting emotions, and healing a multitude of health disorders.In The Little Book of Aromatherapy, Kathi Keville invites you to explore the healing power of essential oils-potent aromatic substances extracted from fragrant plants. She provides not only emotional applications, but also some seriously pragmatic fixes for everyday challenges, from insect-repelling candles to carpal tunnel relief-even natural flea collars for your furry friends. With more than 50 formulas for skin and hair care treatments, medicinal remedies, and alternatives to toxic household cleaning products, this updated guide will help you harness aromatherapy for beauty, health, and peace of mind.From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Little Book of Big F*#k Ups

by Ken Lytle Katie Corcoran Lytle

Nobody's perfect. Every day, some guy forgets his wife's birthday, some schmuck drives his Corolla into the Lexus in front of him, and some mother forgets to make cupcakes for her kid's school bake sale. But you'll never sweat the small stuff again. This book gives these denizens of disaster a major self-esteem boost by detailing 220 of the world's most easily avoided catastrophes, such as:The Donner party camping trip. Oh, pioneers! The Sierra Nevadas are not a winter wonderland. Guess you learned the hard way.The sinking of the RMS Titanic. Hello!? Does anyone see that huge iceberg? No? Okay then.Madame Curie's death from radium poisoning. Come on, Marie, put on a Hazmat suit, will ya? Your creepy glow-in-the-dark skin is freaking everyone out.After all, everyone makes mistakes. It's just that some people's faux pas are worse--way, way worse--than others.

A Little Book of Candle Magic

by D. J. Conway

Describing the magical uses of candles, as well as colors, incense, oils, herbs, and stones, D. J. Conway presents spells and rituals for improving your life materially and spiritually.From the Trade Paperback edition.

Little Book of Circle Processes

by Kay Pranis

Our ancestors gathered around a fire in a circle, families gather around their kitchen tables in circles, and now we are gathering in circles as communities to solve problems. The practice draws on the ancient Native American tradition of a talking piece. Peacemaking Circles are used in neighborhoods to provide support for those harmed by crime and to decide sentences for those who commit crime, in schools to create positive classroom climates and resolve behavior problems, in the workplace to deal with conflict, and in social services to develop more organic support systems for people struggling to get their lives together. A title in The Little Books of Justice and Peacebuilding Series.

The Little Book of Common Sense Investing

by John C. Bogle

Investing is all about common sense. Owning a diversified portfolio of stocks and holding it for the long term is a winner's game. Trying to beat the stock market is theoretically a zero-sum game (for every winner, there must be a loser), but after the substantial costs of investing are deducted, it becomes a loser's game. Common sense tells us--and history confirms--that the simplest and most efficient investment strategy is to buy and hold all of the nation's publicly held businesses at very low cost. The classic index fund that owns this market portfolio is the only investment that guarantees you with your fair share of stock market returns.To learn how to make index investing work for you, there's no better mentor than legendary mutual fund industry veteran John C. Bogle. Over the course of his long career, Bogle--founder of the Vanguard Group and creator of the world's first index mutual fund--has relied primarily on index investing to help Vanguard's clients build substantial wealth. Now, with The Little Book of Common Sense Investing, he wants to help you do the same.Filled with in-depth insights and practical advice, The Little Book of Common Sense Investing will show you how to incorporate this proven investment strategy into your portfolio. It will also change the very way you think about investing. Successful investing is not easy. (It requires discipline and patience.) But it is simple. For it's all about common sense.With The Little Book of Common Sense Investing as your guide, you'll discover how to make investing a winner's game:Why business reality--dividend yields and earnings growth--is more important than market expectationsHow to overcome the powerful impact of investment costs, taxes, and inflationHow the magic of compounding returns is overwhelmed by the tyranny of compounding costsWhat expert investors and brilliant academics--from Warren Buffett and Benjamin Graham to Paul Samuelson and Burton Malkiel--have to say about index investingAnd much moreYou'll also find warnings about investment fads and fashions, including the recent stampede into exchange traded funds and the rise of indexing gimmickry. The real formula for investment success is to own the entire market, while significantly minimizing the costs of financial intermediation. That's what index investing is all about. And that's what this book is all about.

Little Book of Conflict Transformation

by John Lederach

This clearly articulated statement offers a hopeful and workable approach to conflict-that eternally beleaguering human situation.John Paul Lederach is internationally recognized for his breakthrough thinking and action related to conflict on all levels-person-to-person, factions within communities, warring nations. He explores why "conflict transformation" is more appropriate than "conflict resolution" or "management." But he refuses to be drawn into impractical idealism.Conflict Transformation is an idea with a deep reach. Its practice, says Lederach, requires "both solutions and social change." It asks not simply "How do we end something not desired?", but "How do we end something destructive and build something desired?" How do we deal with the immediate crisis, as well as the long-term situation? What disciplines make such thinking and practices possible?A title in The Little Books of Justice and Peacebuilding Series.

The Little Book of Currency Trading

by Kathy Lien

An accessible guide to trading the fast-moving foreign exchange marketThe foreign exchange market, or forex, was once dominated by global banks, hedge funds, and multinational corporations, but that has all changed with Internet technology and the advent of online forex brokers. Now, hundreds of thousands of traders and investors around the world can participate in this profitable field.Written by forex expert Kathy Lien, The Little Book of Currency Trading will show you how to effectively invest and trade in today's biggest market. Page by page, she describes the multitude of opportunities possible in the forex market, from short-term price swings to long-term trends, and details practical products that can help you achieve success, such as currency-based ETFs.Explains the forces that drive currencies and provides strategies to profit from themReveals how you can use various currencies to reduce risk and take advantage of global trendsExamines financial vehicles that can help you make money without having to monitor the market every dayThe Little Book of Currency Trading opens the world of currency trading and investing to anyone interested in entering this dynamic arena.

The Little Book of Energy Medicine: The Essential Guide to Balancing Your Body's Energies

by Donna Eden Dondi Dahlin

Do you wish you had more energy to do the things you love? You can be in greater control of your health right now! In The Little Book of Energy Medicine, Donna Eden provides simple, easy exercises to enhance the balance, flow and harmony of your body's energy system. This practical handbook is based on Donna's 34 years of experience teaching thousands of people natural techniques to instantly feel rejuvenated, happier, more alert and less anxious. It couldn't be simpler. The exercises can be done at a moment's notice and are suitable for all ages. Put an end to stress, fatigue, mood swings, worry and anxiety, and start the day feeling greater joy and vitality with The Little Book of Energy Medicine.

The Little Book of Indoor Golf Games: 18 Sure-fire Ways to Improve Your Game at Home or in the Office

by Adrian Winter

Master the Art of Putting-even in the OFF-SEASON! Perfecting your putting skills is a surefire way to improve your golf score. From tricky short putts to challenging distance putts, these 18 single- and multi-player games are designed to help you conquer the most frequent shot in golf any time of year. Challenge your friends and family to an Indoor Open and attempt to putt your way to victory. Complete with putting tips, a scorecard, and instructions on hosting your own Indoor Open, this book will make you an expert putter whether you're a seasoned pro or picking up a golf club for the first time.

A Little Book of Language

by David Crystal

With a language disappearing every two weeks and neologisms springing up almost daily, an understanding of the origins and currency of language has never seemed more relevant. In this charming volume, a narrative history written explicitly for a young audience, expert linguist David Crystal proves why the story of language deserves retelling. From the first words of an infant to the peculiar modern dialect of text messaging, A Little Book of Language ranges widely, revealing language's myriad intricacies and quirks. In animated fashion, Crystal sheds light on the development of unique linguistic styles, the origins of obscure accents, and the search for the first written word. He discusses the plight of endangered languages, as well as successful cases of linguistic revitalization. Much more than a history, Crystal's work looks forward to the future of language, exploring the effect of technology on our day-to-day reading, writing, and speech. Through enlightening tables, diagrams, and quizzes, as well as Crystal's avuncular and entertaining style, A Little Book of Language will reveal the story of language to be a captivating tale for all ages.

The Little Book of Life After Death

by William James Mary C. Wadsworth Gustav Theodor Fechner

A lost classic found, a guidebook for life's biggest adventure--death!Gustav Theodor Fechner was a 19th-century physicist, psychologist, metaphysicist, and musician, who applied his considerable intellect to examining the question of life after death. Does it exist? If so, what form might it take? First written and published in a time when traditional understanding of God and nature were undergoing a huge transformation, Fechner's reasonable, accessible, and groundbreaking book became a manual for living well and dying as part of life.Fechner explains that death is another form of birth. That just as you cannot remember the time in the womb and the painful birthing process, so too will you not remember death when you have gone through another birthing or awakening into the spirit world. In this third stage of life, the quality of life is determined by one's actions in the second stage. Right actions provide spirits with a way to better influence the living. False actions on this plane provide nothing and can be debilitating in the world to come.The Little Book of Life After Death was first published in this country with an introduction by William James, arguably the most insightful philosopher of the late 19th century, as well as a forefather of modern psychology.

The Little Book of Mindfulness

by Patricia Collard

Mindfulness is the easy way to gently let go of stress and be in the moment. It has fast become the slow way to manage the modern world - without chanting mantras or finding hours of special time to meditate. Bring these simple 5- and 10-minute practices into your day to find freedom from stress and ultimately, more peace in your life.

The Little Book of Neuroscience Haiku

by Eric Chudler

Fun, informative poetry about the brain. Elephant on brain "You have a lot on your mind" Neurologist says. The brain has fascinated philosophers and scientists for centuries. And why not? It is perhaps the most mysterious thing in the universe. Yet it's probably safe to say that The Little Book of Neuroscience Haiku approaches the brain in a way that no one has before. Neuroscientist Eric H. Chudler has created a whimsical yet educational book of haiku about the brain, each poem conforming to the strict definition of the Japanese verse form: three lines containing five syllables, seven syllables, and five syllables. Organized in three parts, one part discusses places (areas of the brain); one takes up things (such as brain scans); and one is about people (such as the researchers who have helped us learn about this elusive organ). Extensive notes complete the book, educating readers in an amusing, poetic, and at times moving fashion. This book will be sure to delight science readers.

The Little Book of Plagiarism

by Richard A. Posner

A concise, lively, and bracing exploration of an issue bedeviling our cultural landscape-plagiarism in literature, academia, music, art, and film-by one of our most influential and controversial legal scholars. Best-selling novelists J. K. Rowling and Dan Brown, popular historians Doris Kearns Goodwin and Stephen Ambrose, Harvard law professor Charles Ogletree, first novelist Kaavya Viswanathan: all have rightly or wrongly been accused of plagiarism-theft of intellectual property-provoking widespread media punditry. But what exactly is plagiarism? How has the meaning of this notoriously ambiguous term changed over time as a consequence of historical and cultural transformations? Is the practice on the rise, or just more easily detectable by technological advances? How does the current market for expressive goods inform our own understanding of plagiarism? Is there really such a thing as "cryptomnesia," the unconscious, unintentional appropriation of another's work? What are the mysterious motives and curious excuses of plagiarists? What forms of punishment and absolution does this "sin" elicit? What is the good in certain types of plagiarism? Provocative, insightful, and extraordinary for its clarity and forthrightness,The Little Book of Plagiarismis an analytical tour de force in small, the work of "one of the top twenty legal thinkers in America" (Legal Affairs), a distinguished jurist renowned for his adventuresome intellect and daring iconoclasm.

Little Book of Restorative Justice for Colleges and Universities

by David Karp

Here's a call to colleges and universities to consider implementing restorative practices on their campuses, ensuring fair treatment of students and staff, while minimizing institutional liability, protecting the campus community, and boosting morale. From an Associate Dean of Student Affairs who has put these models to work on his campus.

Little Book of Strategic Peacebuilding: A Vision And Framework For Peace With Justice

by Lisa Shirch

So we'd all like a more peaceful world-no wars, no poverty, no more racism, no community disputes, no office tensions, no marital skirmishes. Lisa Schirch sets forth paths to such realities.<P><P> In fact, she points a way to more than the absence of conflict. She foresees justpeace-a sustainable state of affairs because it is a peace which insists on justice. Schirch singles out four critical actions that must be undertaken if peace is to take root at any level) - 1.) waging conflict nonviolently; 2.) reducing direct violence; 3.) transforming relationships; and 4.) building capacity. From Schirch's 15 years of experience as a peacebuilding consultant in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. A title in The Little Books of Justice and Peacebuilding Series.

The Little Book of Talent

by Daniel Coyle

The Little Book of Talent is a manual for building a faster brain and a better you. It is an easy-to-use handbook of scientifically proven, field-tested methods to improve skills--your skills, your kids' skills, your organization's skills--in sports, music, art, math, and business. The product of five years of reporting from the world's greatest talent hotbeds and interviews with successful master coaches, it distills the daunting complexity of skill development into 52 clear, concise directives. Whether you're age 10 or 100, whether you're on the sports field or the stage, in the classroom or the corner office, this is an essential guide for anyone who ever asked, "How do I get better?""The Little Book of Talent should be given to every graduate at commencement, every new parent in a delivery room, every executive on the first day of work. It is a guidebook--beautiful in its simplicity and backed by hard science--for nurturing excellence."--Charles Duhigg, bestselling author of The Power of Habit "It's so juvenile to throw around hyperbolic terms such as 'life-changing,' but there's no other way to describe The Little Book of Talent. I was avidly trying new things within the first half hour of reading it and haven't stopped since. Brilliant. And yes: life-changing."--Tom Peters, co-author of In Search of ExcellenceFrom the Hardcover edition.

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