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📒Elephant Company ✍ Vicki Croke
✏Elephant Company Book Summary : NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK The remarkable story of James Howard “Billy” Williams, whose uncanny rapport with the world’s largest land animals transformed him from a carefree young man into the charismatic war hero known as Elephant Bill Billy Williams came to colonial Burma in 1920, fresh from service in World War I, to a job as a “forest man” for a British teak company. Mesmerized by the intelligence, character, and even humor of the great animals who hauled logs through the remote jungles, he became a gifted “elephant wallah.” Increasingly skilled at treating their illnesses and injuries, he also championed more humane treatment for them, even establishing an elephant “school” and “hospital.” In return, he said, the elephants made him a better man. The friendship of one magnificent tusker in particular, Bandoola, would be revelatory. In Elephant Company, Vicki Constantine Croke chronicles Williams’s growing love for elephants as the animals provide him lessons in courage, trust, and gratitude. But Elephant Company is also a tale of war and daring. When Imperial Japanese forces invaded Burma in 1942, Williams joined the elite Force 136, the British dirty tricks department, operating behind enemy lines. His war elephants would carry supplies, build bridges, and transport the sick and elderly over treacherous mountain terrain. Now well versed in the ways of the jungle, an older, wiser Williams even added to his stable by smuggling more elephants out of Japanese-held territory. As the occupying authorities put a price on his head, Williams and his elephants faced his most perilous test. In a Hollywood-worthy climax, Elephant Company, cornered by the enemy, attempted a desperate escape: a risky trek over the mountainous border to India, with a bedraggled group of refugees in tow. Elephant Bill’s exploits would earn him top military honors and the praise of famed Field Marshal Sir William Slim. Part biography, part war epic, and part wildlife adventure, Elephant Company is an inspirational narrative that illuminates a little-known chapter in the annals of wartime heroism. Praise for Elephant Company “This book is about far more than just the war, or even elephants. This is the story of friendship, loyalty and breathtaking bravery that transcends species. . . . Elephant Company is nothing less than a sweeping tale, masterfully written.”—Sara Gruen, The New York Times Book Review “Splendid . . . Blending biography, history, and wildlife biology, [Vicki Constantine] Croke’s story is an often moving account of [Billy] Williams, who earned the sobriquet ‘Elephant Bill,’ and his unusual bond with the largest land mammals on earth.”—The Boston Globe “Some of the biggest heroes of World War II were even bigger than you thought. . . . You may never call the lion the king of the jungle again.”—New York Post “Elephant Company is as powerful and big-hearted as the animals of its title. Billy Williams is an extraordinary character, a real-life reverse Tarzan raised in civilization who finds wisdom and his true self living among jungle beasts. Vicki Constantine Croke delivers an exciting tale of this elephant whisperer–cum–war hero, while beautifully reminding us of the enduring bonds between animals and humans.”—Mitchell Zuckoff, author of Lost in Shangri-La and Frozen in Time From the Trade Paperback edition.
📒Elephant Bill And Bandoola S Daring Escape ✍ Steven Otfinoski
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📒Elephant Bill ✍ Lt.-Col. J. H. Williams O.B.E.
✏Elephant Bill Book Summary : A book comes along like this once in a lifetime. You read it as a small child, or even an adult, and never forget the images it conjures up of a wonderful Englishman who lives in the mysterious forests of faraway Burma and of the kind native people who teach him about their lovely country. But most of all, you never forget the elephants! For this is a story about those magnificent creatures. Though he was officially known as Lt. Colonel J. H. Williams, the author was known to the world at large as Elephant Bill. That is because he spent 25 years living with the elephants in the mountains and forests of Burma. There he trained them to haul teak logs out of the isolated jungles. Yet this is also a story of great courage, because when the Second World War struck it also came to Burma. The Japanese Imperial Army planned to confiscate the Burmese elephants, drafting them to make the bridges and railways they needed to invade India. When he learned of these plans to put his beloved animals to a war-like purpose, Elephant Bill knew what had to be done. The mighty kings of the jungle had to be evacuated to safety. This is thus the story not only of the peaceful days in the jungle, starting in 1921, but also the story of the largest elephant rescue in history. It tells the amazing account of how Elephant Bill, along with his friends and family, rode 45 of the great beasts across the mountains of Burma, before reaching safety in faraway India. A classic then. A classic now. Elephant Bill is a blessing to any library and a literary treasure.
📒The Natural History Of Man Africa ✍ John George Wood
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📒Contemporary Street Arts In Europe ✍ S. Haedicke
✏Contemporary Street Arts in Europe Book Summary : Street theatre invades a public space, shakes it up and disappears, but the memory of the disruption haunts the site for audiences who experience it. This book looks at how the dynamic interrelationship of performance, participant and place creates a politicized aesthetic of public space that enables the public to rehearse democratic practices.
📒Summary Bag The Elephant ✍ BusinessNews Publishing
✏Summary Bag the Elephant Book Summary : The must-read summary of Steve Kaplan's book: "Bag the Elephant: How to Win and Keep Big Customers". This complete summary of the ideas from Steve Kaplan's book "Bag the Elephant" shows the merits of acquiring and retaining big clients to grow your business. In fact, working with fewer big customers has many advantages over working with many small ones, ranging from being more cost effective, being more focused, being able to build lasting relationships and reduce advertising spend. These 'elephants’ of the business world are hard to acquire, and a successful contract is contingent on an effective game plan which must contain the following four elements: 1) Develop the right business mindset, 2) Have an appropriate sales strategy, 3) Leverage your big business clients and take full advantage of them, 4) Avoid the five killer mistakes which could mitigate your success. The summary is logically divided into the above key points, ending with the five mistakes which should be avoided all costs – from biting off more than you can chew, to keeping all your eggs in one basket. Added-value of this summary: • Save time • Understand key concepts • Increase your business knowledge To learn more, read "Bag the Elephant" and discover a series of simple checklists and structured guidelines, that will help anyone who wishes to acquire and retain the best clients for their company.
📒The Elephant Catchers ✍ Subroto Bagchi
✏The Elephant Catchers Book Summary : ‘Unlike an operation to catch rabbits, trapping an elephant calls for expertise over enthusiasm. Those who hunt rabbits are rarely able to rope in elephants.’ In The Elephant Catchers, Subroto Bagchi distils his years of on-the-ground learning to explore what organizations and their people must do to climb to the next level and beyond. Through a combination of engaging anecdotes from his experiences as co-founder, and subsequently Chairman, of Mindtree Ltd, as well as practical advice on growth-related issues such as dealing with consultants or navigating strategy traps and M&As, Bagchi demonstrates a crucial point: Organizations with real ambition to get to the top need to embrace the idea of scale. The book leads you to evaluate: • Is your organization’s infrastructure designed to evolve and ultimately mimic the simultaneity of a living organism? • Are you constantly nurturing and renewing your brand identity or letting it stagnate and decay? • Does your sales force have as many hunters as it has farmers? Or is it dominated by a grizzly who just waits for the salmon to land in its mouth? • In a fiercely competitive environment, are you really stepping ‘out of the box’ and learning from unusual sources? Engaging, wise and thoroughly accessible, this book is a must-read for everyone in every organization seeking breakout success.
📒The All New Don T Think Of An Elephant ✍ George Lakoff
✏The ALL NEW Don t Think of an Elephant Book Summary : Ten years after writing the definitive, international bestselling book on political debate and messaging, George Lakoff returns with new strategies about how to frame today’s essential issues. Called the “father of framing” by The New York Times, Lakoff explains how framing is about ideas—ideas that come before policy, ideas that make sense of facts, ideas that are proactive not reactive, positive not negative, ideas that need to be communicated out loud every day in public. The ALL NEW Don’t Think of an Elephant! picks up where the original book left off—delving deeper into how framing works, how framing has evolved in the past decade, how to speak to people who harbor elements of both progressive and conservative worldviews, how to counter propaganda and slogans, and more. In this updated and expanded edition, Lakoff, urges progressives to go beyond the typical laundry list of facts, policies, and programs and present a clear moral vision to the country—one that is traditionally American and can become a guidepost for developing compassionate, effective policy that upholds citizens’ well-being and freedom.
📒Plight Of The Cultural Being ✍ Salaheldin Altohami
✏Plight of the Cultural Being Book Summary : The story presents details of the organizational life of Mr. Rabbit who was an employee of a multinational company called Dejektia, operating in a country called (Karakia). Rabbit is a fictional character consistently victimized by office politics. He was employed by Dejektia Company due to the support provided by MD of the company, however soon afterwards, he discovered that the company was partially controlled by an underground mafia group. The mafia group was unhappy with the decision to appoint Rabbit as a company employee and sought to dismiss him. As a result there was a conflict between the two. The story described the details of this conflict. Then Rabbit fell in love with a female company employee. It was a mutual platonic love affair, but ended in failure due to several considerations elaborated in the story, while Rabbit tried to explore the nature of human love asking himself is it a trick of the human mind or a universal phenomenon that come into being carrying its own raison dtre. In addition to his various other attributes and due to his deep emotional involvement in literary and cultural matters ever since he was a school boy and until late in adult life, Rabbit ,always considered himself as a cultural being. The introduction to the story contains a record of its authors educational background and working experiences. His education in USA, his literary interests and some of his reflections about certain English stories he read as a young youth, his memoirs, impressions and views about life, death, love, identity, politics etc The events of the story took place within an organizational context as author perceived of the organization as a living active human society.
📒Why Do Elephants Need The Sun ✍ Robert E. Wells
✏Why Do Elephants Need the Sun Book Summary : Looks at the nature of the sun and how its energy makes life possible for elephants, as well as for all other living things on Earth.