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I Became the Secretary of a Hero!

By Tsukasa Yamazaki
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  • Publisher : Cross Infinite World
  • Pages : 279
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Keywords:Leadership;Asian Leaders;Asian Business;Asian Politics;Leadership Development; Asian Leaders PerspectivesReview: “John and Alvin have a unique disarming ability to get leaders to speak about the most difficult issues and challenges of leadership and get them willing to go public on it. These conversations with leaders represent a peek into the psyche and emotions of leaders as they process through their journey in leadership. It is a priceless set of insights valuable to any student of leadership. A must read.” Mr Sam Lam President and Managing Partner of Linkage Asia “This Volume is the result of John's relentless curiosity in learning from the successes and challenges of game changers in Asia. You will find honesty, humility and determination as the icons interviewed share their minds and hearts. A mandatory reading for those willing to learn from others.” Mr Peter Chao Founder, Eagles Communications “John, an evergreen human motivator, draws critical life lessons from several business and thought leaders who have gone through the feast and famine in their journeys. The easy prose style of the book makes it a warm book. I commend this book.” Judge (Ret) Richard Magnus Expert (IBC) Member of UNESCO Alumni of Network Agenda Council World Economic Forum “If the earlier book was the Dim Sum, this is the entrée, the substantial meat. When the topmost leaders of brand name organizations speak and tell you the value of great leadership principles and beliefs in their corporate and personal lives, you will have much to chew on.” Professor Ang Peng Hwa Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information Nanyang Technological University, Singapore President-Elect 2015/16 International Communication Association “This book provides the platform for readers to engage not just with leaders of their own country but also those from the nearby region. No leadership can escape trials. They say iron sharpens iron — what better way than to spend time learning from those who have triumphed!” Mdm Hannah Yeoh Madam Speaker of the Selangor State Legislative Assembly, Malaysia “The true stories of these great leaders are so powerful and enjoyable. Reading "Heart To Heart", I have learned so much from their experiences, wisdom and practical advice. I strongly recommend the book to everyone who wishes to be a great leader. Enjoy it, learn from it, and become a great leader.” Dr Somjin Sornpaisarn CEO of TMB Asset Management “I thoroughly enjoyed reading the interviews and the thought-provoking comments made by these Asian Leaders.” Mr Lucas Chow Chairman of Health Promotion Board Singapore Member of Board of Trustees of the National University of Singapore “A must-have book for all leaders. Read and learn from those who have gone through tough times and made triumphant comebacks.” Mrs Suwanna Eiampikul CEO of Bertram Chemical (1982) Co. Ltd., Thailand CEO and Founder of Peppermint Bike Park, Thailand “This book contains much wisdom that comes from the practical insights of leaders as they reflected on the choices they made, the struggles they went through, and the outcomes they achieved. I was touched by their humility, and inspired by their faith and deep convictions. This book is an invaluable resource for all leaders.” Professor Neo Boon Siong Nanyang Business School Nanyang Technological University, Singapore “In their intimate interviews with these 28 Asian leaders, John and Alvin have given us a portrait of authentic leadership. These leaders were never about power, prestige or position but principles, praxis and perseverance. Their stories inspire me to be a wiser person and a better leader.” Mr Michael Tan President of Eagles Communications, Singapore Key Features:Unique collection of intimate interviews with 30 well-known leaders from various sectors (politics, business, academia) across several Asian countriesReaders are able to gain many rich insights and perspectives from prominent Asian leaders, and learn from the collective experience and wisdom of these regional leadersThe book is written in an easy-to-read format with catchy taglines for each leaders, and gives the feel as if you are chatting over a meal with the leader

A Mattress Maker's Daughter

By Brendan Dooley
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  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Book Code : 0674369092
  • Total of Pages : 473
  • Category : History
  • Members : 487
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In explaining an improbable liaison and its consequences, A Mattress Maker's Daughter explores changing concepts of love and romance, new standards of public and private conduct, and emerging attitudes toward property and legitimacy just as the age of Renaissance humanism gives way to the Counter Reformation and Early Modern Europe.

Romantic Readers and Transatlantic Travel

By Robin Jarvis
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1317061454
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 458
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Why and how did people read literature on North America by explorers, travellers, emigrants, and tourists? This is the central question Robin Jarvis takes up as he addresses a significant gap in scholarship on travel writing: its contemporary reception. Referencing reviews in the periodical press, personal journals, letters, autobiographies, marginalia, and bibliographical evidence relating to the production, distribution, and reception of travel literature, Jarvis focuses especially on the ideas and perceptions of North America expressed by individuals who never visited the subcontinent. Among the issues Jarvis explores are what the British reception of North American travel narratives says about the ways in which the United States was imagined in the Romantic period; how poets such as Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Felicia Hemans, Robert Southey, and William Wordsworth, all voracious travel readers, incorporated their readings of travel books into their works; and the ways in which the reception of North American travel writing should be contextualized within the broader contours of British society and culture. Significantly, Jarvis differentiates between different communities of readers to show the extent to which class or professional status affected the way travel literature was read. Of equally crucial importance, he discusses the reception of travel literature on Canada and the Arctic as distinct from that on the United States. His book constitutes the most thorough exploration to date of the private reading experiences of travel literature during the Romantic period.

A Soldier Recalls

By Shreenivas Kumar Sinha,Shyamol Kumar Sinha
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  • Publisher : Lancer Publishers
  • Book Code : 8170621615
  • Total of Pages : 446
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 659
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Autobiographical reminiscences of an Indian Army officer.

American Civilian Counter-terrorist Manual

By Alan Allen
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  • Publisher : Trafford Publishing
  • Book Code : 1466981822
  • Total of Pages : 676
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 680
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(Spring 2010) This historical novel finds President Reagan at odds with his daughter, Vice President, White House Staff and Cabinet as Ronnie and Nancy try to do the best acting of their lives to leave the White House, alive. (unabridged edition) Our most loved and hated President after Kennedy and before Obama, Ronnie struggles to defeat the ‘Evil Empire’ and not lose his mind to Alzheimer’s dementia. Can he still trust Bill Casey and George Bush, George Shultz, Selwa Roosevelt and Mike Deaver? Can Ronnie find out who's pulling his strings? A fervent anti-Communist and Nazi hater praised by his wife Nancy and ultra-conservatives, groomed by Bechtel Corporation since 1950 and sold StarWars by Dick Cheney and Paul Nitze during the most scandal-ridden presidency in American history, daughter Patti, college students and flower children despised Reagan for supporting the Vietnam War and Contra death squads and felt the Reagan-Bush Administration was run by Nazis. As it turns out, it was. This historical novel documents the foreign policy, national security and monetary policies of the Reagan-Bush Administration were run by Nazis thru the life of character Reinhard Gehlen, Hitler’s chief of Foreign Armies East intelligence, whom Dulles hired to run and train CIA as Freikorps Nazi deathsquad torturers, terrorists and assassins who then trained the Contras ...that Gehlen was later handled by Bill Casey (Ronnie's campaign manager) then George Bush (Ronnie's vice president) to fight, exaggerate and invent the Cold War in order to capture the Russian Baku oil fields. Based on autobiographies of the Reagan family, Cabinet, and White House Staff, the 650-page book includes a 250-page epilog of documentation and a 50-pg researchers' index, footnotes, and an extensive appendix including charts from: Staff Report, Committee on Banking, Currency & Housing, House of Representatives, 94th Congress, 2d session, Aug. 1976 -- Federal Reserve Directors, a Study of Corporate & Banking Influence. The charts trace from 1913 to present the family dynasties of the private owners and interlocking directorate of the Federal Reserve Bank and other G-8 central banks (the World Order and New World Order) whom Bill Casey, George Shultz, the Bushes, bin Ladens, Thyssens, Rockefellers, Rothschilds, Browns, Harrimans and Reinhard Gehlen worked for and against whose family ancestors the American Revolution was fought and whose family decendents today continue to dominate the financial, political, economic, and bailout and foreclosure landscape with financial terrorism. Additionally, the historical novel follows the family dynasties of the private owners of the interlocking directorate of the Fed/G8 including Bank of England and Bundesbank and other central banks involved in the American Revolution of 1776, the American Civil War, the depressions in the late 1800s and early 1900s, the founding of the privately owned Federal Reserve Bank in 1913, WWI, the financing of the Bolshevik party from New York and thru Ruskombank which supplied U.S. technology and weapons and military vehicles to communist Russia who supplied them to the Viet Cong to kill Americans. Appendices also document the previously hypothesized money-issuing class that prints and owns our money that rules the upper class, middle class, working class, and unemployed classes. The appendix also includes documentation of the Clinton-era involvement with HUD corruption when Bill was Governor and Hillary was a HUD attorney. HUD sold billions of dollars of foreclosed properties in East L.A. at ten cents on the dollar to the Fed-founded Dillion-Read bank. Ronnie was advised about the marriage of the oil and illegal drug industries, and the case by the European Union and Central and South American countries against Reynolds Tobacco for laundering heroin and cocaine profits with Camel Cigarettes.

The Psychology of Power

By Jaap van Ginneken
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 1137454032
  • Total of Pages : 212
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 435
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The author tests the hypothesis that hubris and the Bathsheba syndrome tend to affect all top leaders, by zooming in on the best known and very highest executives of our own day and age, and examines the psychological forces tugging at the top level of political leadership.

FDR's Deadly Secret

By Eric Fettmann,Steven Lomazow
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  • Publisher : PublicAffairs
  • Book Code : 0786746254
  • Total of Pages : 296
  • Category : History
  • Members : 732
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The death of Franklin Delano Roosevelt in 1945 sent shock waves around the world. His lifelong physician swore that the president had always been a picture of health. Later, in 1970, Roosevelt's cardiologist admitted he had been suffering from uncontrolled hypertension and that his death—from a cerebral hemorrhage—was “a cataclysmic event waiting to happen.” But even this was a carefully constructed deceit, one that began in the 1930s and became acutely necessary as America approached war. In this great medical detective story and narrative of a presidential cover-up, an exhaustive study of all available reports of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's health, and a comprehensive review of thousands of photographs, an intrepid physician-journalist team reveals that Roosevelt at his death suffered from melanoma, a skin cancer that had spread to his brain and abdomen. Roosevelt's condition was not only physically disabling, but also could have affected substantially his mental function and his ability to make decisions in the days when the nation was imperiled by World War II.

Who Should Rule?

By Mónica Ricketts
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Book Code : 0190494891
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : History
  • Members : 884
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Who Should Rule? traces the ambitious imperial reform that empowered new and competing political actors in an era of intense imperial competition, war, and the breakdown of the Spanish empire. Mónica Ricketts examines the rise of men of letters and military officers in two central areas of the Spanish world: the viceroyalty of Peru and Spain. This was a disruptive, dynamic, and long process of common imperial origins. In 1700, two dynastic lines, the Spanish Habsburgs and the French Bourbons, disputed the succession to the Spanish throne. After more than a decade of war, the latter prevailed. Suspicious of the old Spanish court circles, the new Bourbon Crown sought meritorious subjects for its ministries, men of letters and military officers of good training among the provincial elites. Writers and lawyers were to produce new legislation to radically transform the Spanish world. They would reform the educational system and propagate useful knowledge. Military officers would defend the monarchy in this new era of imperial competition. Additionally, they would govern. From the start, the rise of these political actors in the Spanish world was an uneven process. Military officers became a new and somewhat solid corps. In contrast, the rise of men of letters confronted constant opposition. Rooted elites in both Spain and Peru resisted any attempts at curtailing their power and prerogatives and undermined the reform of education and traditions. As a consequence, men of letters found limited spaces in which to exercise their new authority, but they aimed for more. A succession of wars and insurgencies in America fueled the struggles for power between these two groups, paving the way for decades of unrest. Emphasizing the continuities and connections between the Spanish worlds on both sides of the Atlantic, this work offers new perspectives on the breakdown of the empire, the rise of modern politics in Spanish America, and the transition to Peruvian independence.

Penn in Ink

By Samuel Hughes
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  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Book Code : 9781469113340
  • Total of Pages : 221
  • Category : History
  • Members : 950
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Any institution whose actors have included the likes of Ben Franklin, Noam Chomsky, Ezra Pound, Leon Higginbotham, Zane Grey, Kathleen Hall Jamieson, William Carlos Williams, Alan Kors, Thomas Evans, Martin Seligman, and Robert Strausz-Hupto name just a fewhas the potential for pretty amazing theater. The lives and times of these and other outsized characters are explored in this rich collection of essays, which first appeared in The Pennsylvania Gazette, the University of Pennsylvanias alumni magazine.

The Long Eighteenth Century

By Frank O'Gorman
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 1472506944
  • Total of Pages : 430
  • Category : History
  • Members : 251
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This long-awaited second edition sees this classic text by a leading scholar given a new lease of life. It comes complete with a wealth of original material on a range of topics and takes into account the vital research that has been undertaken in the field in the last two decades. The book considers the development of the internal structure of Britain and explores the growing sense of British nationhood. It looks at the role of religion in matters of state and society, in addition to society's own move towards a class-based system. Commercial and imperial expansion, Britain's role in Europe and the early stages of liberalism are also examined. This new edition is fully updated to include: - Revised and thorough treatments of the themes of gender and religion and of the 1832 Reform Act - New sections on 'Commerce and Empire' and 'Britain and Europe' - Several new maps and charts - A revised introduction and a more extensive conclusion - Updated note sections and bibliographies The Long Eighteenth Century is the essential text for any student seeking to understand the nuances of this absorbing period of British history.

Ghost Platoon

By Frank Walker
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  • Publisher : Hachette Australia
  • Book Code : 0733628001
  • Total of Pages : 368
  • Category : History
  • Members : 906
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'thoroughly researched and compelling . . . a chilling account' - The Sun Herald An eye-opening account of Australian combat history, untold . . . until now. In 1969 a ragtag unit of 39 men were thrown together at Nui Dat, Vietnam. It was so slapdash a group it didn't even have an officer or sergeant in charge. A rugged ex-Royal Marine stepped forward to take the lead. Jim Riddle was only an acting corporal but he knew enough of war to keep these young diggers alive. When the platoon was involved in a high-risk ambush Riddle proved his leadership skills, bringing his men through unscathed and leaving the battlefield littered with enemy bodies. Despite their success, immediately afterwards the platoon was disbanded. According to the army they'd never existed ? theirs was a ghost platoon. Frank Walker details what happened at that ambush and why the army buried their existence, and the secrets that went with it. His findings are a shocking indictment of the long-term effects of war. The men of the platoon ? who'd fought so hard for their country ? had to fight again to reveal the truth. But the price they all paid was far too high. Ghost Platoon is a gripping story of the soldiers who should never be forgotten . . . or denied.

The Infernal Desire Machines of Doctor Hoffman

By Angela Carter
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  • Publisher : Random House
  • Book Code : 0141399651
  • Total of Pages : 313
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 213
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Desiderio, an employee of the city under a bizarre reality attack from Doctor Hoffman's mysterious machines, has fallen in love with Albertina, the Doctor's daughter. But Albertina, a beautiful woman made of glass, seems only to appear to him in his dreams. Meeting on his adventures a host of cannibals, centaurs and acrobats, Desiderio must battle against unreality and the warping of time and space to be with her, as the Doctor reduces Desiderio's city to a chaotic state of emergency - one ridden with madness, crime and sexual excess. A satirical tale of magic and sex, The Infernal Desire Machines of Doctor Hoffman is a dazzling quest for truth, love and identity.