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  • Anne Bishop

    It began as a witch-hunt. But the Master Inquisitor's plans to eliminate all traces of female power in the world have expanded to crushing the Sylvalan barons who oppose him-and to destroying the wellspring of magic in the Mother's...read more

  • Anne Bishop

    National bestselling author Anne Bishop’s novels have been hailed as “genuine gems” (SF Site) and “lavishly sensual” (Library Journal). In her highly anticipated second book in the Tir Alainn Trilogy, she weaves a dazzling tale of romance, high adventure, and thrilling fantasy.  Ever since the slaughter of the witches, the Fae—who should be shielding their long-lost cousins from danger—have ignored the needs of the rest of the world. And shadows are again gathering in the eastern villages—dark, potent shadows that threaten the lives of every witch, woman, and Fae. Only three Fae can stand against the growing madness and help...read more

  • Anne Bishop

    The youngest in a long line of witches, Ari sense that things are changing-changing for the worst. For generations, her kin have tended the Old Places, keeping the land safe and fertile. But with the Summer Moon, the mood of her neighbors has soured. And Ari is no longer...read more

  • Roger Lowenstein

    The roots of the mortgage bubble and the story of the Wall Street collapse-and the government's unprecedented response-from our most trusted business journalist.The End of Wall Street is a blow-by-blow account of America's biggest financial collapse since the Great Depression. Drawing on 180 interviews, including sit-downs with top government officials and Wall Street CEOs, Lowenstein tells, with grace, wit, and razor-sharp understanding, the full story of the end of Wall Street as we knew it. Displaying the qualities that made When Genius Failed a timeless classic of Wall Street-his sixth sense for narrative drama and his unmatched ability to tell complicated financial stories in ways that...read more

  • Erik Synnestvedt

    Ed McGlasson challenges dads to excel in fatherhood by setting up goal lines in the lives of their children to help unleash their full potential and to successfully enter into adulthood. Do you desire to unleash the potential in your kids? Do you want them to stand on your shoulders and soar to unfathomable heights? In The Difference a Father Makes, Ed Tandy McGlasson challenges dads to excel in fatherhood and equips them to do so. Using the model of Jesus and God the Father, he contends that setting up goal lines in the lives of children, marking when they enter into adulthood, is a must -- and a father's job does not end there. In a powerful way, he answers the 'Yeah, but how?' question...read more

  • Sam Rainer

    Why are so many 18- to 22-year-old Christians leaving the church and what will it take to reverse the trend? In this important follow-up to the bestseller Simple Church, the Rainers share surprising insights from their survey of 1,000 'dropouts.' Find out why young adults stopped attending and discover four concrete strategies for bringing them...read more

  • Clyde Prestowitz

    Critically acclaimed author Clyde Prestowitz reveals the shocking extent of the deterioration of American economic strength that has put the United States on the brink of irreversibly losing our supremacy on the world stage and our prosperity at home. While the financial crisis has been a devastating blow, he shows that the wreckage of our economic might started much earlier. If we do not make decisive changes fast, he reveals, we will face the daunting challenges of living in a post-dollar world: wielding less and less power over world affairs, vulnerable to rising security threats, and left with a permanently lower standard of living. There is nothing inevitable about this slide, he...read more

  • Greg Critser

    What happens when you mix modern medical entrepreneurship with one of the most ancient of human desires-the desire to live forever? The answer is today's multibillion-dollar antiaging industry, which promises everything from restoring lost vitality to actually turning back the hands of time for aging boomers. But who, exactly, makes up the antiaging movement, and what do they expect from the vast and growing antiaging apothecary? Who is simply manufacturing money from spurious claims and dubious products, and who is performing legitimate scientific research? One thing is clear: by the mid-twenty-first century, America will have one million centenarians. How much older, then, can (and...read more

  • Sean Carroll

    Time moves forward, not backward-everyone knows you can't unscramble an egg. In the hands of one of today's hottest young physicists, that simple fact of breakfast becomes a doorway to understanding the Big Bang, the universe, and other universes, too. In From Eternity to Here, Sean Carroll argues that the arrow of time, pointing resolutely from the past to the future, owes its existence to conditions before the Big Bang itself-a period of modern cosmology of which Einstein never dreamed. Increasingly, though, physicists are going out into realms that make the theory of relativity seem like child's play. Carroll's scenario is not only elegant, it's laid out in the same easy-to-understand...read more

  • Gini Graham Scott

    With phones ringing off the hook, constantly changing to-do lists, and increasingly complicated schedules, having a good memory has become more important than ever. Drawing on the latest research from cognitive experts and psychologists, 30 Days to a More Powerful Memory provides hands-on, practical strategies and exercises that anyone, young or old, can use to sharpen their memory - fast! The book introduces readers to memory-boosting techniques such as mnemonic devices, visualization, chunking and clustering, and mental triggers, and also shows how to: Effectively decrease anxiety levels and combat the negative emotions that can affect recall Create powerful backup systems to help trigger...read more

  • John Kulisek

    One of the biggest challenges for new managers is how to get the best out of each of their team members so they achieve superior results-and make you, the new manager, look good! In Bare Knuckle People Management authors Sean O'Neil and John Kulisek cut through the crap to show managers how to push their teams to success, not by following fluffy leadership training but by using the skills that got them promoted in the first place. Forget kumbayas or one-minute managing. The best people managers know that approaches that work great with one employee will be lost on the next. With the same irreverent and straightforward style they use in their management training workshops, O'Neil and...read more

  • Genevieve Behrend

    In Attaining Your Desires, Genevieve Behrend teaches us how to utilize our God-given powers everyday to live a more satisfying life. By developing our power of positive thinking and utilizing the Law of Attraction, attaining your desires becomes second nature. You will learn: • How to Get What You Want • How to Overcome Adverse Conditions • Strengthening Your Will • Making Your Subjective Mind Work for You • Hourly Helps • And More! Your reading of these lessons should be with a steadfast determination to think rationally and effectively on every word, in order that the full meaning of each thought may be thoroughly grasped and comprehended. Thought-power is the kingdom of God...read more

  • Linda A. Hill

    You never dreamed being the boss would be so hard. You're caught in a web of conflicting expectations from subordinates, your supervisor, peers, and customers. You're not alone. As Linda Hill and Kent Lineback reveal in Being the Boss, becoming an effective manager is a painful, difficult journey. It's trial and error, endless effort, and slowly acquired personal insight. Many managers never complete the journey. At best, they just learn to get by. At worst, they become terrible bosses. This new book explains how to avoid that fate, by mastering three imperatives: · Manage yourself: Learn that management isn't about getting things done yourself. It's about accomplishing things through...read more

  • Peter Block

    When the landmark best-seller Flawless Consulting was first published more than three decades ago, it was quickly adopted as the 'consultant's bible.' With his legendary warmth and passion, Peter Block explained how to deal effectively with clients, peers, and others. The book continues to speak to people in a support function inside organizations as well as to external consultants. This thoroughly revised and updated third edition of Peter Block's groundbreaking book explores the latest thinking on consultation. It includes new insights about how we can organize our consulting around discovering the strengths, positive examples, and gifts of the client organization or community. The book...read more

  • Lila Rajiva

    Collectively, people think and act in ways that are different from how they think and act as individuals. Understanding these differences, says William (Bill) Bonner, a longtime maverick observer of the financial world and the vagaries of the investing public, is vital to preserving your wealth and personal dignity. From the witch hunts of the early modern world to the war on terror, from the dot-com mania to the real-estate bubble, people have always been caught up in frauds, conceits, and wild guesses - often with devastating results. Now Bonner and co-author Lila Rajiva show groupthink at work in an improbable array of instances throughout history and reveal why swimming against the...read more

  • Danny Ertel

    Why do so many deals that look good on paper end up in tatters? Deal makers often treat the handshake or signed contract - getting to 'yes' - as the final destination in their bargaining journey rather than the start of a cooperative venture. Even worse, most companies reward negotiators on the basis of the number and size of the deals they're signing, giving them no incentive to negotiate deals that actually work. In The Point of the Deal, Danny Ertel and Mark Gordon explain how to transition from a deal-maker mentality (focusing on making the agreement) to an implementation mind-set (ensuring the deal generates value for your company after the ink on the contract has dried). The authors...read more

  • Wallace Wattles

    The Science of Being Great is truly a treasure...a personal-growth classic. Wallace D. Wattles' final word in self mastery has a powerful message that will be of value to every person who seeks true fulfillment and the awakening of his or her highest potential. A companion work to Wattles' other classic, The Science of Getting Rich, this audiobook is a summary of the knowledge that the author culled after studying the wisdom of the world's religious leaders and great philosophers. Here he argues that the power of thought and positive self-esteem is the only true measure of a man's greatness. This audiobook is for everyone, young and old, who wants to make the most of life, by making the...read more

  • Daniel Goleman

    In this brief and timely audiobook, best-selling authors and experts in their field look at what conspires against 'a culture of candor' in organizations for disastrous results and suggest ways that leaders can achieve healthy honesty and openness. In three separate essays the authors explore the lightening rod concept of 'transparency' which has fast become the buzzword not only in business and corporate settings but in government and the social sector. The audiobook starts with a preface by Warren Bennis, followed by three essays: The New Transparency Speaking Truth to Power Creating a Culture of...read more

  • Barton Biggs

    In Wealth, War, and Wisdom, legendary Wall Street investor Barton Biggs reveals how the turning points of World War II intersected with market performance. Biggs will help the 21st-century investor comprehend our own perilous times as well as choose the best strategies for the modern market economy."The wisdom of the markets" prevails, even in the most turbulent of eras: the British stock market bottomed out just before the Battle of Britain; the U.S. market turned at the epic Battle of Midway; and the German market peaked at the high-water mark of Germany's attack on Russia. Those events turned out to be the three great turning points of World War II - although at the time, no one and no...read more

  • David B. Loeper

    In 2006, the GDP for financial services was nearly $1.1 trillion. Total U.S. financial assets stood at $44 trillion in 2007, meaning that the financial services industry as a whole is skimming 2.5% a year out of everyone's wealth. Some of these costs are obvious, like ATM fees, insurance premiums, mutual fund expense ratios, brokerage commissions or investment advisory fees. Some are hidden or at least require some extreme effort to discover. These costs have a supreme effect on personal wealth. For mutual funds, hedge funds, and stocks there are hidden costs such as managerial fees or marketing expenses...read more