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  • James Stephens

    The Crock of Gold is a fairy tale, which, like a winding Irish country road, wanders through a charming landscape of creatures little and large, mysterious and plain, mortal and immortal; each with his, her or its own opinion on which way the world spins and to what...read more

  • James Stephens

    The Easter Rising was a rebellion staged in Ireland in Easter Week, 1916. The Rising was an attempt by militant Irish republicans to win independence from Britain by force of arms. This account was written by Irish novelist James Stephens, who lived and worked in Dublin at the time. (Summary from Wikipedia and...read more

  • James Stephens

    A humorous tale about a poor Irish charwoman living in the slums of Dublin, and her innocent teenage daughter, Mary Makebelieve, whose first forays into courtship and romance, and their desire to escape from drudgery -- provide us with a charming picture of youth's enthusiasm and a mother's devotion, amidst Dublin's many parks and shops. The chapters are filled with James Stephens' witty Irish observations on life, love, ignorance, the frustrations of the poor and the wishful thinking that sustains them . . . . told as jauntily as only a few authors can...read more

  • James Stephens

    The soul of Irish wit is captured in this unique tale of a barstool philosopher, the concluding story from 'Here Are Ladies' by James Stephens. (Introduction by...read more

  • Stephen James

    Parents want to be the best person they can for their children, but much of the time they may feel like giraffes on ice--clumsy, unprepared, and in imminent danger of going down. The good news is, our children don't need perfect parents. They need authentic, fully-hearted, relationally engaged parents who can mess up and move on more than parents who always get it right. In this freeing book, respected therapists and bestselling authors Stephen James and Chip Dodd invite parents to let go of perfectionism and micromanaging as they learn to parent from a place of emotional honesty and intimacy. Through their clinical experience and relatable true stories, they show parents that...read more

  • Jack London

    Represented here are 16 short stories by seven great American writers, dating from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Different in atmosphere and writing style, they nevertheless caught the mood and concerns of the day in a way that was distinctly American. Kate Chopin's 'Regret' is a reflective moment in the life of a woman without children, forced to look after children; Bierce's 'An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge' leaves echoes in the imagination; the stories by Crane and London recall the themes of the Civil War and the Klondike for which they are well known. Twain's humor is to the fore in 'The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County' and O. Henry's sharp observation makes his...read more

  • Stephen Drotter

    Ram Charan, Stephen Drotter, and James Noel are three eminent business consultants on the cutting edge of the knowledge economy. They have coached managers at many world-class organizations-and now their combined expertise on the subject of leadership is condensed in the fascinating book The Leadership...read more

  • David Thomas

    Playing off the themes in the Caldecott Medal-winning children's book Where the Wild Things Are, this informative, practical, and encouraging guide will help parents guide boys down the path to healthy and authentic manhood. Wild Things addresses the physical, emotional, and spiritual parts of a boy, written by two therapists who are currently engaged in clinical work with boys and their parents and who are also fathers raising five sons. This book contains chapters such as 'Sit Still! Pay Attention!,' 'Deficits and Disappointments,' and 'Rituals, Ceremonies, and Rites of...read more

  • James C. Bassett

    Inspired by Hans Christian Andersen's 'The Red Shoes,' New York Times bestselling author K. W. Jeter's 'La Valse' forges a fable about love, the decadence of technology, and a gala dance that becomes the obsession of a young engineer-and the doom of those who partake in it. In 'You Will Attend Until Beauty Awakens,' national bestselling author and John W. Campbell Award winner Jay Lake tells the story of Sleeping Beauty-and how the princess was conceived in deception, raised in danger, and rescued by a prince who may be less than valiant. The tale of 'The Tinderbox' takes a turn into the surreal when a damaged young soldier comes into possession of an intricate, treacherous treasure and...read more

  • Stephen Drotter

    Strong leaders at all levels within an organization are a requisite for business success. Yet the leadership pipeline-the internal architecture for growing leaders-is often broken or non-existent. This updated edition of the bestselling The Leadership Pipeline has been revised to help address the challenges of today's business environment. Anchored in experience, it offers a tested model for planning leadership succession and development that has proven to get results. The authors draw on their work at more than one hundred international companies to report on what has been learned in the ten years since the first edition of The Leadership Pipeline was published. They show how a company...read more