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📒Team Of Rivals ✍ Doris Kearns Goodwin

✏Book Title : Team of Rivals
✏Author : Doris Kearns Goodwin
✏Publisher : Simon and Schuster
✏Release Date : 2006-09-26
✏Pages : 916
✏ISBN : 9780743270755
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Team of Rivals Book Summary : An analysis of Abraham Lincoln's political talents identifies the character strengths and abilities that enabled his successful election, in an account that also describes how he used the same abilities to rally former opponents in winning the Civil War.

📒Rivals ✍ Tim Green

✏Book Title : Rivals
✏Author : Tim Green
✏Publisher : Harper Collins
✏Release Date : 2010-03-23
✏Pages : 288
✏ISBN : 0061986666
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Rivals Book Summary : Cooperstown! Josh is thrilled when all his hard training pays off in a big way and his team, the Titans, makes it to a national tournament in Cooperstown, home of the National Baseball Hall of Fame. More is on the line for Josh than just a trophy. Winning would mean everything to his dad—now Josh's coach. Winning could mean a major endorsement deal for the Titans and the attention of big league scouts! After a dirty play and a brutal injury threaten to sideline Josh, he spies suspicious activity at the tournament. He tries to tell his good friend Jaden about what he's seen, but she's too busy spending time with the L.A. Comets' star player, Mickey Mullen Jr., to want to get involved. Jaden says she's doing research for the newspaper . . . but is she? Now Josh has a rival—both on the field and off—as he swings for the fences in a game that quickly becomes more dangerous. New York Times bestselling author Tim Green delivers a hard-hitting look at what some teams will do to win in this gripping companion to Baseball Great.

📒The Fitzgeralds And The Kennedys ✍ Doris Kearns Goodwin

✏Book Title : The Fitzgeralds and the Kennedys
✏Author : Doris Kearns Goodwin
✏Publisher : Macmillan
✏Release Date : 1991
✏Pages : 932
✏ISBN : 0312063547
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Fitzgeralds and the Kennedys Book Summary : In its drama and scope, this number one bestseller about two families--whose ambitions propelled them to unprecedented power and whose passions nearly destroyed them--is one of the richest works of biography in the last decade. "Rarely has popular history rung so authentic".--The New York Times. First time in trade paper. Photographs.

📒Hard Choices ✍ Hillary Rodham Clinton

✏Book Title : Hard Choices
✏Author : Hillary Rodham Clinton
✏Publisher : Simon and Schuster
✏Release Date : 2014-06-10
✏Pages : 656
✏ISBN : 9781476751450
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Hard Choices Book Summary : Hillary Rodham Clinton’s inside account of the crises, choices, and challenges she faced during her four years as America’s 67th Secretary of State, and how those experiences drive her view of the future. “All of us face hard choices in our lives,” Hillary Rodham Clinton writes at the start of this personal chronicle of years at the center of world events. “Life is about making such choices. Our choices and how we handle them shape the people we become.” In the aftermath of her 2008 presidential run, she expected to return to representing New York in the United States Senate. To her surprise, her former rival for the Democratic Party nomination, newly elected President Barack Obama, asked her to serve in his administration as Secretary of State. This memoir is the story of the four extraordinary and historic years that followed, and the hard choices that she and her colleagues confronted. Secretary Clinton and President Obama had to decide how to repair fractured alliances, wind down two wars, and address a global financial crisis. They faced a rising competitor in China, growing threats from Iran and North Korea, and revolutions across the Middle East. Along the way, they grappled with some of the toughest dilemmas of US foreign policy, especially the decision to send Americans into harm’s way, from Afghanistan to Libya to the hunt for Osama bin Laden. By the end of her tenure, Secretary Clinton had visited 112 countries, traveled nearly one million miles, and gained a truly global perspective on many of the major trends reshaping the landscape of the twenty-first century, from economic inequality to climate change to revolutions in energy, communications, and health. Drawing on conversations with numerous leaders and experts, Secretary Clinton offers her views on what it will take for the United States to compete and thrive in an interdependent world. She makes a passionate case for human rights and the full participation in society of women, youth, and LGBT people. An astute eyewitness to decades of social change, she distinguishes the trendlines from the headlines and describes the progress occurring throughout the world, day after day. Secretary Clinton’s descriptions of diplomatic conversations at the highest levels offer readers a master class in international relations, as does her analysis of how we can best use “smart power” to deliver security and prosperity in a rapidly changing world—one in which America remains the indispensable nation.

📒Red Team ✍ Micah Zenko

✏Book Title : Red Team
✏Author : Micah Zenko
✏Publisher : Basic Books
✏Release Date : 2015-11-03
✏Pages : 336
✏ISBN : 9780465073955
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Red Team Book Summary : Essential reading for business leaders and policymakers, an in-depth investigation of red teaming, the practice of inhabiting the perspective of potential competitors to gain a strategic advantage Red teaming. The concept is as old as the Devil's Advocate, the eleventh-century Vatican official charged with discrediting candidates for sainthood. Today, red teams are used widely in both the public and the private sector by those seeking to better understand the interests, intentions, and capabilities of institutional rivals. In the right circumstances, red teams can yield impressive results, giving businesses an edge over their competition, poking holes in vital intelligence estimates, and troubleshooting dangerous military missions long before boots are on the ground. But not all red teams are created equal; indeed, some cause more damage than they prevent. Drawing on a fascinating range of case studies, Red Team shows not only how to create and empower red teams, but also what to do with the information they produce. In this vivid, deeply-informed account, national security expert Micah Zenko provides the definitive book on this important strategy -- full of vital insights for decision makers of all kinds.

📒The Wizard Of Menlo Park ✍ Randall E. Stross

✏Book Title : The Wizard of Menlo Park
✏Author : Randall E. Stross
✏Publisher : Broadway Books
✏Release Date : 2007-03-13
✏Pages : 384
✏ISBN : 0307394565
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Wizard of Menlo Park Book Summary : Thomas Edison’s greatest invention? His own fame. At the height of his fame Thomas Alva Edison was hailed as “the Napoleon of invention” and blazed in the public imagination as a virtual demigod. Starting with the first public demonstrations of the phonograph in 1878 and extending through the development of incandescent light and the first motion picture cameras, Edison’s name became emblematic of all the wonder and promise of the emerging age of technological marvels. But as Randall Stross makes clear in this critical biography of the man who is arguably the most globally famous of all Americans, Thomas Edison’s greatest invention may have been his own celebrity. Edison was certainly a technical genius, but Stross excavates the man from layers of myth-making and separates his true achievements from his almost equally colossal failures. How much credit should Edison receive for the various inventions that have popularly been attributed to him—and how many of them resulted from both the inspiration and the perspiration of his rivals and even his own assistants? This bold reassessment of Edison’s life and career answers this and many other important questions while telling the story of how he came upon his most famous inventions as a young man and spent the remainder of his long life trying to conjure similar success. We also meet his partners and competitors, presidents and entertainers, his close friend Henry Ford, the wives who competed with his work for his attention, and the children who tried to thrive in his shadow—all providing a fuller view of Edison’s life and times than has ever been offered before. The Wizard of Menlo Park reveals not only how Edison worked, but how he managed his own fame, becoming the first great celebrity of the modern age.

✏Book Title : India in Africa Changing Geographies of Power
✏Author : Emma Mawdsley
✏Publisher : Fahamu/Pambazuka
✏Release Date : 2011-09-15
✏Pages : 225
✏ISBN : 9781906387655
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏India in Africa Changing Geographies of Power Book Summary : In one of the first analyses of contemporary Indian-African relations, this detailed book draws upon a collection of case studies that explore interrelated topics such as trade, investment, development aid, civil society relations, security, and geopolitics. While China's relationship to Africa has been thoroughly examined, knowledge and analysis of India's role in Africa has until now been limited. This book fills the gap and compares and contrasts India to China’s role as a rising global power in the African continent.

✏Book Title : The Sportsworld of the Hanshin Tigers
✏Author : William W. Kelly
✏Publisher : Univ of California Press
✏Release Date : 2018-11-13
✏Pages : 321
✏ISBN : 9780520971141
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Sportsworld of the Hanshin Tigers Book Summary : Baseball has been Japan's most popular sport for over a century. The Sportsworld of the Hanshin Tigers analyzes Japanese baseball ethnographically by focusing on a single professional team, the Hanshin Tigers. For over fifty years, the Tigers have been the one of the country’s most watched and talked-about professional baseball teams, second only to their powerful rivals, the Tokyo Yomiuri Giants. Despite a largely losing record, perennial frustration, and infighting among players, the Tigers remain overwhelming sentimental favorites in many parts of the country. This book analyzes the Hanshin Tiger phenomenon, and offers an account of why it has long been so compelling and instructive. Author William Kelly argues that the Tigers represent what he calls a sportsworld —a collective product of the actions of players, coaching staff, management, media, and millions of passionate fans. The team has come to symbolize a powerful counter-narrative to idealized notions of Japanese workplace relations. The Tigers are savored as a melodramatic representation of real corporate life, rife with rivalries and office politics familiar to every Japanese worker. And playing in a historic stadium on the edge of Osaka, they carry the hopes and frustrations of Japan’s second city against the all-powerful capital.

📒Sachin Tendulkar ✍ ESPN Cricinfo

✏Book Title : Sachin Tendulkar
✏Author : ESPN Cricinfo
✏Publisher : Penguin UK
✏Release Date : 2015-02-24
✏Pages : 268
✏ISBN : 9789351186199
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Sachin Tendulkar Book Summary : “Sachin Sachin” will reverberate in my ears till I stop breathing’ Sachin Tendulkar: The Man Cricket Loved Back is an ESPNcricinfo anthology of fine writing on India’s greatest cricketer. This collection brings together affectionate and perceptive appreciations from team-mates and rivals who played alongside and against Tendulkar (among them, VVS Laxman, Rahul Dravid, Sourav Ganguly, John Wright,Allan Donald, Greg Chappell, Sanjay Manjrekar and Aakash Chopra) and contributions from the who’s who of cricket writing. It also features several interviews conducted with Tendulkar over the years, and superb pictures of him on and off the field,making for a comprehensive portrait of the cricketer and the man through the eyes of those who have watched him from up close.

📒We Ve Got Spirit ✍ James T. McElroy

✏Book Title : We ve Got Spirit
✏Author : James T. McElroy
✏Publisher : Simon and Schuster
✏Release Date : 1999
✏Pages : 336
✏ISBN : 9780684849676
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏We ve Got Spirit Book Summary : A portrait of competitive cheerleading explores how this combination of graceful gymnastics, dance, and beauty became a sport in its own right and how the Kentucky Greenup County Musketeers have dominated the national championships