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The Alliance: managing talent in the networked age - Reid Hoffman; Ben Casnocha; Chris Yeh
Call Number: Audio CD 658.3 Hoffman 2014
ISBN: 1483014614
Publication Date: 2014-07-08
The employer-employee relationship is broken, and managers face a seemingly impossible dilemma: the old model of guaranteed long-term employment no longer works in a business environment defined by continuous change, but neither does a system in which every employee acts as a free agent. The solution? Stop thinking of employees as either family or free agents. Think of them instead as allies. As a manager, you want your employees to help transform the company for the future, and your employees want the firm to help transform their careers. But this win-win scenario will only happen if both sides trust each other. Sadly, trust in the business world is hovering at an all-time low--but you can rebuild it. Coauthored by the founder of LinkedIn, this bold, practical guide for managers and executives will give you the tools you need to recruit, manage, and retain the kind of employees who will make your company thrive.

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The Aspirational Investor: taming the markets to achieve your life's goals - Ashvin B. Chhabra; Brett Barry (Read by)
Call Number: Audio CD 332.6 Chhabra 2015
ISBN: 1504611659
Publication Date: 2015-06-02

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The Battle of Ezra Church and the Struggle for Atlanta - Earl J. Hess
Call Number: Audio CD 973.7371 Hess 2015
ISBN: 1504603907
Publication Date: 2015-05-18
Fought on July 28, 1864, the Battle of Ezra Church was a dramatic engagement during the Civil War's Atlanta Campaign. Detailing Stephen D. Lee's tactical missteps and Howard's vigilant leadership, Hess challenges many common misconceptions about the battle. Richly narrated and drawn from an array of unpublished manuscripts and firsthand accounts, Hess' work sheds new light on the complexities and significance of this important engagement, both on and off the battlefield.

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The Body Keeps the Score: brain, mind, and body in the healing of trauma - Bessel A. van der Kolk; Lloyd James (Read by)
Call Number: Audio CD 616.8521206 Van der Kolk 2014
ISBN: 1469029898
Publication Date: 2015-02-03
Trauma is a fact of life. Veterans and their families deal with the painful aftermath of combat on a daily basis; one in five Americans have been molested; one in four grew up with alcoholics; one in three couples have engaged in physical violence. Such experiences inevitably leave traces on minds, emotions, and even on biology. Sadly, trauma sufferers frequently pass on their stress to their partners and children. Renowned trauma expert Bessel van der Kolk has spent over three decades working with survivors. In The Body Keeps the Score, he transforms our understanding of traumatic stress, revealing how it literally rearranges the brain's wiring--specifically areas dedicated to pleasure, engagement, control, and trust. He shows how these areas can be reactivated through innovative treatments including neurofeedback, mindfulness techniques, play, yoga, and other therapies.

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Born to Battle: Grant and Forrest : Shiloh, Vicksburg, and Chattanooga : the campaigns that doomed the Confederacy - Jack Hurst
Call Number: Audio CD 973.731 Hurst 2012
ISBN: 1455160903
Publication Date: 2012-05-29
Born to Battle examines the Civil War's complex and decisive western theater through the exploits of its greatest figures: Ulysses S. Grant and Nathan Bedford Forrest. These two opposing giants squared off in some of the most epic campaigns of the war, starting at Shiloh and continuing through Perryville, Vicksburg, Chickamauga, and Chattanooga--battles in which the Union would slowly but surely divide the western Confederacy, setting the stage for the final showdowns of this bloody and protracted conflict.

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Boston Strong: a city's triumph over tragedy - Casey Sherman; Dave Wedge
Call Number: Audio CD 363.325097 Sherman 2015
ISBN: 1481531034
Publication Date: 2015-02-03
Veteran journalists Casey Sherman and Dave Wedge have written the definitive inside look at the Boston Marathon bombing with a unique, Boston-based account of the events that riveted the world. From the Tsarnaev brothers' years leading up to the act of terror to the bomb scene itself, from the terrifying police shootout with the suspects to the ultimate capture of the younger brother, Boston Strong reports all the facts and so much more. Based on months of interviews, this is the first book to tell the entire story through the eyes of those who experienced it. From the cop first on the scene to the detectives assigned to the manhunt, the authors provide a behind-the-scenes look at the investigation. -- Publisher description

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Captivology: the science of capturing people's attention - Ben Parr
Call Number: Audio CD 153.733 Parr 2015
ISBN: 1481533592
Publication Date: 2015-03-03
Parr combines the latest research on attention with interviews with more than fifty scientists and visionaries--Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg, film director Steven Soderbergh, LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner, magician Jon Armstrong, New York Times bestselling author Susan Cain, Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto, founder of Reddit Alexis Ohanian, and more--who have successfully brought their ideas, projects, companies, and products to the forefront of cultural consciousness. The result is an insightful and practical book that will change how you assign jobs to your kids or staff, craft a multimillion dollar ad campaign, deliver your next presentation, attract users to your product, or convince the world to support your cause.

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The China Mirage: the hidden history of American disaster in Asia - James Bradley; Pete Larkin (Read by)
Call Number: Audio CD 327.73051 Bradley 2014
ISBN: 1611136695
Publication Date: 2015-04-21
In his books, James Bradley has exposed the hidden truths behind America's engagement in Asia. Now comes his most engrossing work yet. Beginning in the 1850s, Bradley introduces us to the prominent Americans who made their fortunes in the China opium trade. As they--good Christians all--profitably addicted millions, American missionaries arrived, promising salvation for those who adopted Western ways. And that was just the beginning. From drug dealer Warren Delano to his grandson Franklin Delano Roosevelt, from the port of Hong Kong to the towers of Princeton University, from the era of Appomattox to the age of the A-Bomb, The China Mirage explores a difficult century that defines US-Chinese relations to this day.

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Chinese Rules: Mao's dog, Deng's cat, and five timeless lessons from the front lines in China - Tim Clissold
Call Number: Audio CD 332.6730951 Clissold 2014
ISBN: 0062316575
Publication Date: 2014-11-04
Here, with sharp observations and a deep appreciation for China's rich past, Clissold presents five rules anyone can use to deal effectively with modern Chinese counterparts. Combining exuberant storytelling, sly humor, and counterintuitive insights, Chinese Rules traces Clissold's latest adventures, providing an object lesson in the contradictions between reality and conventional belief that continue to make China a fascinating, perplexing, and irresistible destination for Westerners.

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Coined: the rich life of money and how its history has shaped us - Kabir Sehgal.
Call Number: Audio CD 332.49 Sehgal 2015
ISBN: 1478959355
Publication Date: Blackstone Audio, Inc. ; New York, NY : Hachette Audio, [2015]
Money. We obsess about it in a material sense, but we don't know much about it on a deeper level. Coined is a colorful take on the history of money and its meaning in our lives. Sehgal is an approachable, authoritative guide to an unprecedented interdisciplinary safari, in which readers will learn how money and our intrinsic compulsion to value and exchange is fundamental to our survival. With often surprising and thought-provoking anecdotes and research, Coined presents an entertaining, multidimensional portrait of currency through the ages.

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Crucible of Command: Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee--the war they fought, the peace they forged - William C. Davis
Call Number: Audio CD 938.1092367 Davis 2015
ISBN: 1483024253
Publication Date: 2014-10-14
A dual biography of two iconic leaders: how they fought a bloody, brutal war then forged a lasting peace that fundamentally changed our nation. They met in person only four times, yet these two men determined the outcome of the Civil War and cast competing styles for the reunited nation. Each the subject of innumerable biographies, Generals Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee have never before been paired as they are here. Exploring their personalities, their character, and their ethical, moral, political, and military worlds, William C. Davis finds surprising similarities between the two men as well as new perspectives on how their lives prepared them for the war they fought and influenced how they fought it. Davis reveals Lee's sense of failure before the war, Grant's optimism during disaster, and the sophisticated social and political instincts that each had when waging a war between democracies.

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David and Goliath: underdogs, misfits, and the art of battling giants - Malcolm Gladwell (Read by)
Call Number: Audio CD 155.24 Gladwell 2013
ISBN: 1478980451
Publication Date: 2013-10-01
This book uncovers the hidden rules that shape the balance between the weak and the mighty and the powerful and the dispossessed. He begins with the real story of what happened between the giant and the shepherd boy (David and Goliath) those many years ago. From there, the book examines Northern Ireland's Troubles, the minds of cancer researchers and civil rights leaders, murder and the high costs of revenge, and the dynamics of successful and unsuccessful classrooms, all to demonstrate how much of what is beautiful and important in the world arises from what looks like suffering and adversity--Publisher information.

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Do over : rescue Monday, reinvent your work, and never get stuck - Jon Acuff.
Call Number: Audio CD 650.14 Acuff 2015
ISBN: 1481519972
Publication Date: Blackstone Audio, Inc., 2015
Acuff finds it amazing that people spend more than eighteen years studying and preparing for college but little or no time honing their careers between graduation and retirement. He offers an empowering tool he calls the Career Savings Account, which will change the way you think about your skills, relationships, character, and work ethic. He also shows that if you're on the wrong track, you already have what you need to change it--even if your family and mortgage mean you can't simply pick up and move for a new opportunity. Throughout the book, Acuff features inspiring and funny true stories--not merely his own but those of friends who restarted their careers after a layoff, an extended maternity leave, or simply the realization that they were suffering fifty weeks a year just to pay the bills and enjoy two weeks of vacation. Everyone can benefit from Do Over, from new graduates to fiftysomethings and beyond.

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A Higher Standard - Ann Dunwoody; Sheryl Sandberg (Foreword by)
Call Number: 658.4092 Dunwoody 2015
ISBN: 0738217794
Publication Date: 2015-04-28
On June 23, 2008, President George W. Bush nominated Ann Dunwoody as a four-star general in the United States Army -- the first time a woman had ever achieved that rank. Now retired after nearly four decades in the Army, Dunwoody details her evolution as a Soldier and reveals the core leadership principles that helped her achieve her historic appointment. A Higher Standard offers practical, tactical advice that everone can use to lead and achieve with maximum success.

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How Successful People Win: turn every setback into a step forward - John C. Maxwell; Christian Steiner (Read by)
Call Number: Audio CD 158 Maxwell 2015
ISBN: 1478903627
Publication Date: 2015-05-12
No one wins at everything they try. But any setback, whether professional or personal, can become a step forward with the right tools and mindset to turn loss into a gain. Drawing on nearly fifty years of leadership experience, Maxwell provides a road map for winning by examining the eleven elements that constitute the "DNA" of people who succeed in the face of problems, failure, and losses. Learning is not easy during down times. It takes discipline to do the right thing when something goes wrong. As John Maxwell often points out, experience itself isn't the best teacher; evaluating, understanding, and growing from your experience is. By examining how that process works, you can learn how to take risks and tackle challenges with a successful person's outlook.

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Humble Inquiry: the gentle art of asking instead of telling - Edgar H. Schein; Lloyd James (Read by)
Call Number: Audio CD 302.2 Schein 2013
ISBN: 1469029774
Publication Date: 2014-12-02
Communication is essential in a healthy organization. But all too often when we interact with people--especially those who report to us--we simply tell them what we think they need to know. This shuts them down. To generate bold new ideas, to avoid disastrous mistakes, to develop agility and flexibility, we need to practice humble inquiry. Ed Schein defines humble inquiry as "the fine art of drawing someone out, of asking questions to which you do not know the answer, of building a relationship based on curiosity and interest in the other person." In this seminal work, Schein contrasts humble inquiry with other kinds of inquiry, shows the benefits humble inquiry provides in many different settings, and offers advice on overcoming the cultural, organizational, and psychological barriers that keep us from practicing it.

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Insight Out: get ideas out of your head and into the world - Tina Seelig; Eliza Foss (Read by)
Call Number: Audio CD 153.35 Seelig 2015
ISBN: 1504611543
Publication Date: 2015-05-26
In Insight Out, she welcomes you into her classroom and crisply defines the core concepts of imagination, creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship, presenting an elegant and much-needed model she calls the 'Invention Cycle.' This new approach enables you to see obstacles as opportunities, inspire others to share your vision, and ultimately bring more ideas to fruition.

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The Landscape Turned Red: the Battle of Antietam - Stephen W. Sears; Barrett Whitener (Read by)
Call Number: Audio CD 973.7336 Sears 2006
ISBN: 0786179716
Publication Date: 2005-11-01
The Civil War battle waged on September 17, 1862, at Antietam Creek, Maryland, was one of the bloodiest in the nation's history: On this single day, the battle claimed nearly 23,000 casualties. Stephen Sears draws on a remarkable cache of diaries, dispatches, and letters to recreate the vivid drama of Antietam as experienced not only by its leaders but also by its soldiers, both Union and Confederate.

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Luther's Fortress: Martin Luther and his Reformation under siege - James Reston
Call Number: Audio CD 284.1092 Reston
ISBN: 1481531697
Publication Date: 2015-05-05

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Mama Koko and the Hundred Gunmen: an ordinary family's extraordinary tale of love, loss and survival in Congo - Lisa J. Shannon
Call Number: Audio CD 305.90695 Shannon 2015
ISBN: 1481503138
Publication Date: 2015-02-03
"These lively stories transport Shannon from the chaos of violence around her and bring to live what Francisca calls the real Congo. Illuminating and heartfelt, Mama Koko and the Hundred Gunmen is an exquisite testimony to the beauty of human connection and the strenth of the spirit."

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Mindgym: achieve more by thinking differently - Sebastian Bailey and Octavius Black
Call Number: Audio CD 153.42 Bailey 2014
ISBN: 148302816X
Publication Date: Blackstone Audio, Inc. : Harper Audio, [2014]
Sebastian Bailey and Octavius Black, founders of Mind Gym, help you change your mental default settings through a series of "workouts" that have been tested and experienced by more than one million people from around the world and from companies such as Google, NBCUniversal, Shell, Pfizer, and PepsiCo. This hands-on guide presents a fitness program for the mind that tackles the most common challenges at work and home: How to adopt a positive mindset; How to repair broken relationships; How to resolve conflict successfully; How to influence others; How to minimize stress and gain energy; How to be more creative. Insightful, proven, and practical, Mind Gym is the essential mental workout that will wake up your mind and help you be your best in life.

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My Grandfather Would Have Shot Me: a black woman discovers her family's Nazi past - Jennifer Teege; Nikola Sellmair
Call Number: Audio CD 929.20943 Teege 2015
ISBN: 1504640004
Publication Date: 2015-05-26
"The memoir of a German-Nigerian woman who learns that her grandfather was the brutal Nazi commandant depicted in Schindler's List, Amon Goeth"--Provided by publisher.

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Rejection Proof: how I beat fear and became invincible through 100 days of rejection - Jia Jiang; Mike Chamberlain (Read by)
Call Number: Audio CD 158.2 Jiang 2015
ISBN: 1504640756
Publication Date: 2015-05-19
Jia Jiang came to the United States with the dream of being the next Bill Gates. But despite early success in the corporate world, his first attempt to pursue his entrepreneurial dream ended in rejection. Jia was crushed, and spiraled into a period of deep self doubt. But he realized that his fear of rejection was a bigger obstacle than any single rejection would ever be, and he needed to find a way to cope with being told no without letting it destroy him. Thus was born his "100 days of rejection" experiment, during which he willfully sought rejection on a daily basis--from requesting a lesson in sales from a car salesman (no) to asking a flight attendant if he could make an announcement on the loud speaker (yes) to his famous request to get Krispy Kreme doughnuts in the shape of Olympic rings (yes, with a viral video to prove it). Jia learned that even the most preposterous wish may be granted if you ask in the right way, and shares the secret of successful asking, how to pick targets, and how to tell when an initial no can be converted into something positive. But more important, he learned techniques for steeling himself against rejection and ways to develop his own confidence--a plan that can't be derailed by a single setback. Filled with great stories and valuable insight, Rejection Proof is a fun and thoughtful examination of how to overcome fear and dare to live more boldly.

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Rescue at Los Baños: the most daring prison camp raid of World War II - Bruce Henderson
Call Number: Audio CD 940.53 Henderson 2015
ISBN: 1481534289
Publication Date: 2015-03-31
In February 1945, as the US victory in the Pacific drew nearer, the Japanese Army grew desperate, and its soldiers guarding US and Allied POWs more sadistic. Starved, shot, and beaten, many of the 2,146 prisoners of the Los Baänos prison camp in the Philippines--most of them American men, women, and children--would not survive much longer unless rescued. Deeply concerned about the half-starved and ill-treated prisoners, General Douglas MacArthur assigned to the 11th Airborne Division a dangerous rescue mission deep behind enemy lines that became a deadly race against the clock. The Los Baänos raid would become one of the greatest triumphs of that war or any war; hailed years later by Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Colin Powell: "I doubt that any airborne unit in the world will ever be able to rival the Los Baänos prison raid. It is the textbook operation for all ages and all armies."

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Supersurvivors: the surprising link between suffering and success - David B. Feldman
Call Number: Audio CD 155.24 Feldman 2014
ISBN: 1483020088
Publication Date: 2014-06-24
These are the Supersurvivors--individuals who not only rebuild their lives, but also thrive and grow in ways never previously imagined. What they have found flies in the face of conventional wisdom--that positive thinking may hinder more than help; that perceived support can be just as good as the real thing; and that realistic expectations may be a key to great success. They introduce the humble but powerful notion of grounded hope as the foundation for overcoming trauma. The authors interviewed dozens of men and women whose stories serve as the counterpoint to the latest scientific research. Feldman and Kravetz then brilliantly weave these extraordinary narratives with new science, creating an emotionally compelling and thought-provoking look at what is possible in the face of human tragedy. Supersurvivors will reset our thinking about how we deal with challenges, no matter how big or small

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Waterloo: the history of four days, three armies and three battles - Bernard Cornwell; Dugald Bruce Lockhart (Read by)
Call Number: Audio CD 940.27 Cornwall 2014
ISBN: 1504611101
Publication Date: 2015-05-05
On June 18, 1815, the armies of France, Britain and Prussia descended upon a quiet valley south of Brussels. In the previous three days, the French army had beaten the Prussians at Ligny and fought the British to a standstill at Quatre-Bras. The Allies were in retreat. Through quotes from the letters and diaries of Emperor Napoleon, the Duke of Wellington, and the ordinary officers and soldiers, he brings to life how it actually felt to fight those famous battles--as well as the moments of amazing bravery on both sides that left the actual outcome hanging in the balance until the bitter end. Published to coincide with the battle's bicentennial in 2015, Waterloo is a tense and gripping story of heroism and tragedy--and of the final battle that determined the fate of nineteenth-century Europe.

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Witness to Gettysburg: inside the battle that changed the course of the Civil War - Richard Wheeler; Bronson Pinchot (Read by)
Call Number: Audio CD 973.7349 Wheeler 2012
ISBN: 1455152811
Publication Date: 2012-02-01
Through eyewitness accounts, Wheeler brings the bloodiest, most crucial battle of the Civil War to life. From the courageous fighting men to the civilians watching as the conflict raged through their towns, from the reporters riding with the regiments to the children excited or terrified by the drama unfolding before them, each account stems from personal experience and blends with the whole to create a startlingly vivid tapestry of war.

 

Print Books

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Africa 2014 - J. Tyler Dickovick
Call Number: 960 Dickovick 2014
ISBN: 147581237X
Publication Date: 2014-08-14
Africa today -- Historical background (pre-Colonial period) -- The Colonial Period -- North Africa -- West Africa -- Central Africa -- East Africa -- Indian Ocean Island Nations -- Southern Africa.

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American Sniper - Chris Kyle; Scott McEwen; Jim DeFelice
Call Number: 956.7044342 Kyle
ISBN: 9780062376336
Publication Date: 2014-11-25
The astonishing autobiography of SEAL Chief Chris Kyle, whose record 150 confirmed kills make him the most deadly sniper in U.S. military history.

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American Wife - Taya Kyle; Jim DeFelice
Call Number: 306.883 Kyle 2015
ISBN: 0062398083
Publication Date: 2015-05-04
Though Chris and Taya Kyle's marriage had its difficult moments, it was always a love story. Together they'd endured military service, a bestselling book, unexpected fame, and a film deal starring a hot Hollywood actor. But just when Taya thought that she and Chris were finally going to live their dream together, her husband was murdered. In the wake of his death, a grieving Taya was left to raise her two young children and handle the many things Chris left behind: the business, the book, the movie, and a myriad of legal issues. Matching the straightforward, soul-baring style of American Sniper, Taya talks with honesty about the trials and triumphs of her life with -- and without Chris -- the sleepless nights as a military spouse, the exhilaration as her husband was lionized, the quiet moments when family sheltered them from the madness of fame, the joy of discovering her own purpose in harmony with Chris's own legacy. In American Wife, she recounts the struggles and looks toward the future, revealing the intimate story of her marriage and the inspirations that have given her strength. She speaks out on the effects of fame, both good and bad, and provides a road map for others faced with difficulties, big and small.

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Canada 2014-2015 - Wayne C. Thompson
Call Number: 971.0 Thompson 2014
ISBN: 1475812396
Publication Date: 2014-07-17
Map of Canada -- Canada today -- Culture -- Geography -- People -- History -- Political system -- Foreign policy -- Defense -- Economy -- Future.

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East and Southeast Asia 2014-2015 - Steven Leibo
Call Number: 950 Leibo 2014
ISBN: 1475812310
Publication Date: 2014-08-11
Historical background: A diversity of people ; Religious beliefs ; Women in traditional Asia ; The impact of the West ; Nationalism, Communism and revolution ; Women in modern East and Southeast Asia ; From post-Colonialism to globalization ; "Asia and the climate crisis" -- East Asia: China ; The People's Republic of China ; Hong Kong ; Macau ; Tibet ; Tibetan Buddhism by Jeannine Chandler ; Taiwan: The Republic of China ; Japan ; Korea: Republic of Korea (South Korea) ; Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea) ; Mongolia -- Southeast Asia: Brunei Darussalam ; Cambodia ; East Timor ; Indonesia ; Laos ; Malaysia ; Myanmar (Burma) ; Papua New Guinea ; The Philippines ; Singapore ; Thailand ; Vietnam -- Western Pacific: Australia ; New Zealand ; Island communities of the Western and Southern Pacific.

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Egypt - Culture Smart! - Jailan Zayan
Call Number: 962.05 Zayan 2013
ISBN: 1857336712
Publication Date: 2013-05-28
The timeless Egypt that has inspired conquerors, academics, and artists for millennia is home to 82 million people who call it Omm Eddunia, Mother of the World. It is the people who are Egypt's true wealth. They are friendly, cheerful, proud, and renowned for their sense of humor. In bringing the narrative up to date, this new edition of Culture Smart! Egypt explores the codes and paradoxes of Egyptian life. It explains values and attitudes, and guides you through local customs and traditions. It offers practical advice, from how to make friends to avoiding faux pas. It sets out to make your encounter as rich as possible by taking you beyond the clichés to the real people.

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Field Armies and Fortifications in the Civil War: the Eastern campaigns, 1861-1864 / Earl J. Hess. - Earl J. Hess
Call Number: 973.73 Hess 2005
ISBN: 0807829315
Publication Date: 2005-04-25
"The eastern campaigns of the Civil War involved the widespread use of field fortifications, from Big Bethel and the Peninsula to Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Charleston, and Mine Run. While many of these fortifications were meant to last only as long as the battle and often were not detailed in official records, Earl J. Hess argues that their history is deeply significant. Even before the onset of trench warfare at the Wilderness in May 1864, the Civil War saw more use of fieldworks than did any previous conflict in Western history."

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Focus: use different ways of seeing the world for success and influence - E. Tory Higgins; Heidi Grant Halvorson
Call Number: 153.8 Halvorson 2013
ISBN: 1594631026
Publication Date: 2013-04-18
Details how two distinct approaches to pleasure and pain--promotion- and prevention-focused--offer insight into how to motivate and influence others, and describes how to both change focus and use focus to achieve specific results.

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France - Culture Smart! - Barry Tomalin
Call Number: 944 Tomalin 2013
ISBN: 1857336739
Publication Date: 2013-05-28
Culture Smart! France provides essential information on local attitudes, beliefs and behaviour. This concise guide will tell you what to expect and how to behave. This inside knowledge will enable you to avoid embarrassing faux pas, feel confident. It explains how French life and business work and shows you how to fit in as a foreigner. There is practical advice on how to avoid the pitfalls and do things the French way. It takes you through history, festivals, and traditions, the French at home, on the road, in the restaurant, and at work. Above all, it shows you how the French communicate, and how best to get along with this sometimes frustrating yet charming and brilliant people.

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Good Italy, Bad Italy: why Italy must conquer its demons to face the future - Bill Emmott
Call Number: 945.093 Emmott 2012
ISBN: 0300186304
Publication Date: 2012-08-14
Explores the origins of Italy's economic crisis, which is characterized by slow economic growth, large public debts, and the mass emigration of young people, and discusses how the situation can be improved.

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The HEAD Game: high efficiency analytic decision-making and the art of solving complex problems quickly - Philip Mudd
Call Number: 153.43 Mudd 2015
ISBN: 0871407884
Publication Date: 2015-04-06
A government analyst and secret intelligence commentator draws on his personal expertise in the area of high-stakes decision making to outline a groundbreaking approach to effective problem solving. --Publsiher's description.

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Iran Divided: The historical roots of Iranian debates on identity, culture, and governance in the twenty-first century - Shireen T. Hunter
Call Number: 955 Hunter
ISBN: 1442233184
Publication Date: 2014-09-24
Iran's social, economic, political, and cultural conditions at the dawn of the 19th century -- Encounter with the West, efforts at reform and modernization, and their consequences -- The left in Iran : origins and evolution -- Islamic opposition to the Shah : groups, individuals, and thinking -- The revolution triumphs, the coalition fractures, and power struggles begin -- Factions, discourses and politics in the Islamic Republic of Iran, 1980-1997 -- The left's revenge, the Khatami presidency, and the reformist discourse -- Khatami's second term, 2001-2005 : continued domestic bickering and new international challenges -- Ahmadinejad presidency's first term, 2005-2009 : restoring revolutionary values -- Presidential elections of 2009 and Ahmadinejad's second term -- June 2013 presidential elections : outcome, significance, and potential consequences.

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The One Thing - Gary Keller; Jay Papasan
Call Number: 650.1 Keller 2013
ISBN: 1885167776
Publication Date: 2013-04-01
"A guide to help you obtain less of what you don't want, and more of what you do, and "cut through the clutter, achieve better results in less time, build momentum toward your goal, dial down the stress, overcome that overwhelmed feeling, stay on track, [and] master what matters to you"-- Dust jacket.

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Italy: The essential guide to customs & culture - Charles Abbott
Call Number: 945 Abbott 2008
ISBN: 1857333160
Publication Date: 2006-09-05
Looks at the social life, customs, and national characteristics of Italy, including coverage of such topics as values, attitudes, religion, family, food, language, and social relationships.

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The Shock of the Old: technology and global history since 1900 - David Edgerton
Call Number: 609.04 Edgerton 2007
ISBN: 0195322835
Publication Date: 2007-01-22
Introduction -- 1. Significance -- 2. Time -- 3. Production -- 4. Maintenance -- 5. Nations -- 6. War -- 7. Killing -- 8. Invention -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Selected bibliography -- Acknowledgements -- List of illustrations -- Index.

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The Swamp Fox: Francis Marion's campaign in the Carolina's 1780 - David Higgins; Johnny Shumate (Illustrator)
Call Number: 973.336 Higgins 2013
ISBN: 1782006141
Publication Date: 2013-10-22
The American Revolution was deadlocked in the north, and in 1778, the focus of the conflict shifted south. This book highlights the unique style of southern frontier warfare during the Revolutionary War, and how its combatants were supplied, organized, and operated.

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Team of Teams: new rules of engagement for a complex world - Stanley McChrystal; Chris Fussell; Tantum Collins; David Silverman
Call Number: 658 McChrystal 2015
ISBN: 1591847486
Publication Date: 2015-05-12
In this book, McChrystal shows not only how the military made that transition, but also how similar shifts are possible in all organizations, from large companies to startups to charities to governments. In a turbulent world, the best organizations think and act like a team of teams, embracing small groups that combine the freedom to experiment with a relentless drive to share what they've learned. Drawing on a wealth of evidence from his military career, the private sector, and sources as diverse as hospital emergency rooms and NASA's space program, McChrystal frames the existential challenge facing today's organizations, and proposes a compelling, effective solution.

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Uganda - Culture Smart! - Ian Clarke
Call Number: 967.61 Clarke 2014
ISBN: 1857336992
Publication Date: 2014-12-23
Land and people -- Values and attitudes -- Customs and traditions -- Making friends -- Ugandans at home -- Time out -- Travel, health, and safety -- Business briefing -- Communicating.

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Ukraine - Culture Smart! - Anna Shevchenko
Call Number: 947.7 Shevchenko 2012
ISBN: 9781857336634
Publication Date: 2012-07-24
Land and people -- Values and attitudes -- Holidays and festivals -- Making friends -- Daily life -- Time out -- Traveling -- Business briefing -- Communicating.

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Western Europe 2014-2015 - Wayne C. Thompson
Call Number: 940.55 Thompson 2014
ISBN: 9781475812299
Publication Date: 2014-07-24
Western Europe today -- The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland -- Great Britain and Northern Ireland (UK) -- The Republic of Ireland -- The French Republic -- France -- Monaco -- The BENELUX Nations: Introduction -- The Netherlands -- Belgium -- Luxembourg -- The Alpine Democracies -- Switzerland -- Liechtenstein -- The Eastern Mediterranean -- Greece -- Cyprus -- The Italian Peninsula -- Italy -- San Marino -- Vatican City -- The Sovereign Military Order of Malta -- Malta -- The Iberian Peninsula: Introduction -- Spain -- Portugal -- Andorra -- Web sites and bibliography

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